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Xm iSOUTH VIAlSDAKD: WKDDAY, OCT. 1861.
Fur tlie Stauduid. LETTER FROM COL. JOHN' H. WHEELER. Kai.kihv October 21, 18C1. Sir: -Your paper of Wednesday last, contains the following editorial: , " A Bond-Holder. Wo invite attention to the communication of 'A Bond-Holder,' in i to-das paper, ltdoes seem to ws that some remedy should be applied to the evil of which the writercomplainS. As to Wheeler's operations here there can ho no tloubt, His errand anjd preseuce in this place wei'e talked of all over it It was known how he came, and what he came for. It was known that he hart stuck by Lincoln's administration, under which Ire holds an office; and it was known that all his prop erty was in the City of Washington. And yet under these circumstances, and when there was ; 8 much reason to believe that his errand being com- plishctlhe would return to Washington, beco ectea. the interest due on his bonds, was visit and pay money to the Yankee pnsoners n the camp atthe Fair Grounds near this allowed to take his departure unmoic r 1 inn if, sc uni i . .l ..w whn.se ii'iii UK) U 'ltti w ... 1 t Ika miltlli' 111) nd is In these troubled times, re.. - - " existence, tilled with quesuo o A.Stii :.! it is to be expected that it snoum u .......... - - waK nor should this be repressed or re axed I r r. must eventually triumph. This I hope rill always be the case in Norlh-Carolma. Aptly has iT been recorded that "the greatest friend of truth is time; her greatest enemy, party prejudice; and her constant companion is humility. The atrocious crime of trusting to the credit ot North-Carolina a portion of the proceeds of a lite of labor, and to look to ber bonded faith, as a sure support for old age and family, is one I shall not attempt to excuse. , It is known to Mr. Courts, the Treasurer, that a lew years ago, on leaving the country for a foreign land, I did bid for, at a premium, and secure an amount of ber bonds, which were paid for by n in specie. The amount is not material; but the sum supposed by your correspondent is exonera ted The Treasurer can further inform you that no bond or coupon was ever paid to mc, that was not 7,0,1,1 Mc my own property, and so registered in my own name on the books of the Treasury Depart ment. The amount thus received was deposited (except such amounts as were necessary for my personal expenses) in your city, where it now remains. I These facts can be demonstrated to your satislac tion in five minutes, if doubted. Then, these facts being patent, I appeal to your own sense of justice, to characterize as it deserves, the assertion of your correspondent, who confident ly states that I '"collected and carried away a large amount, (from $15,000 to 160,000) for our ene mieg" that I brought with me "some of the cou pons from the State bonds, which the Lincoln gov ernment has stolen from our loyal citizens, and car ried back the money from the Treasury of North Carolina to reward their outrageous piracy " that 1 "drew the money on the stolen bonds from our treasury to be carried back to Washington, and re turned in thirty days in the form of sabres and shot, for our slaughter and subjugation." Your editorial also states that I "stuck by the Lincoln Administration under which nir hold fliice, and that it is well known that all my proper ty is in the City of Washington." " Your correspondent also states this more decided ly, when he says that be was "reliably informed by a gentleman who left Washington on the Od instant, that Col. Wheeler reached Ids home there several days ago, where he holds office under the Lincoln Seward party." It is not true that I hold, or ever held any office under the administration of Lincoln. 1 herewith j submit the original official acceptance of my resig nation, by Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of the lute rior, of the office of Superintendent of Documents, 1 conferred on me by Hon. Jacob Thompson, dated 1 lib March. 1801, just a few days after Lincoln's inauguration. I had desired to resign it before this date, but the distribution of many valuable, works la the Southern portions of the country could not lie earlier completed. With the approbation of our Southern friends in Congress, remained until this was accomplished. As to my being in Washington, so positively Ftated by your correspondent on the 3d instant, I u-as on that day, and every day since I left Raleigh, 'except, on this trip) at or near my native place in Hertford County in this State, enjoying the kind ness of friends and the affection of my relations. The question so anxiously asked by your correspon dent, bow I "found my way to Washington, wliether by Cape llatteras or by Fortress Monroe," is now answered to bis truth-loving temper. I took 1 nt itber route ; and the idea exists only in bis in- ' ventive and distorted imagination. Your editorial further states that I " was per mitted to visit and pay money to the Yankee pris oners it. the camp at the Fair Grounds, near this City." Now. this charge is alike unfounded ; but there is more truth in this than any other part of 1 the charges. A situule statement will show the j innocence of the whole transaction. When in ! Raleigh last, I never saw a prisoner or paid him any money. General John B. Maruder, now com ti.anding a division of the Confederate Army in the Peninsula of Virginia, desired me to handsome money with an open letter to the Adjutant General of North-Carolina, at Raleigh, for some prisoners of v.-.r confined there, which letter and money were from their friends. These I handed to Gen. Martin. I ilid not even desire any receipt, but he gave me one, the original oi WBKn herewith is submitted to , mi, and reads as follows: "Received, Raleigh, N. C, Sept. fi, 1861, of Col. J "Wheeler, the sum of one hundred dollars, for prison ers of war in this city, coming from General Magru der. J. G. MARTIN, Adjutant Gen'l N. O. Slate J'itoju." From this little g'am of truth, bushels of mis representations have sprung up, for I have heard of this from various sources, detailed and distorted to my prejudice. But I have been silent, content to live and look it down. From the high character of (icncrals Magruderand Martui, I feel secure. " The head and front of mj offending Until this extent, no more." If this be treason, as Patrick Henry exclaimed, '' make the most of it" I have thus met and considered every point made in your editorial article. You have been misled and misinformed, and I feel that I do not rely in vain on your readiness to do me justice. I demand the name of the author of the article signed "A Bond-holder," that the good citizens of N. Carolina, among whom I have spent the best years of my life in public service, may know the character that breathes his calumnies upon the innocent and the absent. By a law in China, the houses of slanderers are by the order of the government painted black, that they may be marked and avoid ed. Let this individual's house, wherever he may live, be painted the same dark color. I might here conclude. But it is well known to you personally, while doubtless your correspondent as many others were doubting as to the proper course for the South, that with the Hon. Jacob lhompson, the accredited Commissioner from the State of Mississippi to the Stats of North-Carolina I accompanied hnn in December 1880, to this City, to visit the Legislature and urged the necessity of meet mg the storm that wo fe.lt and knew was about to hurst upon our heads. But at the time it seemed that our entreaties fell upon deaf ears and unbeliev- W ashmgton City, that I was in couaUnt co.nmuni cation by letter and telegraph with Gov. Ellis and others ; often affording prompt, reliable and iujDor tant information, for which I received and now hold his grateful acknowledgements. A letter now on hie in the Executive office, from me to Gov Ellis dated at Washington City, 27th November, I860, 1 copy of which I submit to you, contains the follow log-. " The die in cut ! A revolution has commenced. , e annot mop the movement if we would we anouia not if we "could. The repeated wron snl. lercd by the South from a rtrthless majority of the ........ v uc cumin only invite continued are to oe continued. Furthor submission will "ggrcssion. You are forced to a ouiu siann. De;r,i.: ;,, Kl,l r , tkt I ... i .1 , . -wiiuu uuu may ivyi of trial stop the butt&'from a younger and abler nan.". .. i, , , , , j For such sentttderfts and course boldly avowed and sincerely cherished, I was marked by the Ujr . . ,. Mitv hBre destroyed, coin aununistrawn my iiup-v ,tminVd 1 (see letter of Hob. P. Phillips, nerewiio wr'jr and my liberty and me jeouaraou. . . T The'Governov did not el(lty b; sent my sword, my substance, and one " "Xho my hopescomfortandjoy are maintain aracu lint, itncn in me iieiu iui , r t - ,,ro . ... i. . . ,m- n t his native br his exertions and me me State, and the name of JXO. H- WHEELER. John W. Sv.mb, Esq.. Ed.lorothc Raleigh Regisla. , "- 5 For the Standard. TO THE VOTERS OF ggf CONGRES SIONAL DISlKli, -t r thf Pnuntie of Carteret, Jones, una tmnLn, Craven and h Gesti.f.mkn : -By numerous solicitations from dif- By numerous solicitations from dif of the District, I am induced to W- ferent portions a candidate to represent you in the first per- j it Congress of the Confederate States. Ire- i come maneni vf...g.o - -- - -7; ;.. ic sn Kmitpr rret evceediiii; v, tnatmy acqiuuiiiu"'--.. Kny parte of the District, and that there ,s not net cultivate your acquaintance UOween t s and the election. I know persons for strangers, and desire to see a candidate Wore ty frilling to support M;.,g conclude to favor me with your s nftagea, hope vnn will never have any reason to regret it 1 tniriK I know something about the rights of the people, 1 T Ilwavs dare maintain them. I m willing to make Sn?cS -oner than the South shall be Su-ated by Northern aggression. 1 will support til measures "that are calculated to give the war vig ..,, nrosecution on our part, and bring it to a !. T mean what 1 say. 1 believe m constancy without it, there is neither love, friendship or vir- tue in the world. For mv course against Northern aggression, I m- ..f 1.A l.i,irilc if till ,;t ,.,, (a nn examination ui uuu three last sessions of the Legislature. In a.iu.l.on to that, I i i.fer votl to m' UlOiner oraawu on" letnbers of the House of Commons, as to thy sound ess on the Southern Rights question, whether I me ness !! he mrt of a laggarriT and waited to follow the ted the pan oi a ,aBS buUmmWtail course i ad of others, or took a bold and independent course L ac lea in their defence o time for parley, we are in the midst of t ,. " We have passed the Rubicon," let f This is no us stand together as a band oi uromers, i ou-.um. band.) unhesitatingly and fearlessly maintaining our freedom. Let us do or de. I confess 1 am am bitious, but my ambition carries me no further than to try to excel in the promotion of our liberty, and and the peace, prosperity and happiness of my fel low man. 1 tear you may think me an egotist, but it is owing to our being so lately thrown into the simc Congressional District, that I have made the .1 .be Vn one dislikes erotism more than I or for a man to attempt to make himself conspic- , nous, by making a displtfy in the newspapers, as a racer does bis blooded stock, by advertisement, a merchant tailor his clothing, and a quack doctor his pills I often times pity Editors, in consequence of their being called on to make great men out of small material. .. A word more and I am done. I see in the Jjaiijf Journal, (published in Wilmington.) an account of a District Convention, held in GoldsbOTO, the first day of the present month (October ) I think it would have been mor3 appropriate to have called it a Homeepatbic meeting, judging from the small at tendance, the meagre proceedings, and means used. How manv, do you suppose, officiated at Ibis Con vention, or Ilomctoathic meeting? Twelve, inclu ding the Chairman and Secretaries, as I understood the Journal, and he is generally correct " On motion the names of the delegates were enrolled.-' If there were any nioie than twelve offi ciating, I suppose w e shall liave to apply to the office of the Secretary of State to find out, be being the custodian of enrolled bills, this would be attended with cost. I think would be better to spend the money in the purchase of clothing for our brave rol tm ttcr. On motion, a committee of one from each county was appointed to prepare resolutions for the action of the Convention. That committee was composed of one from each of the counties of Wayne, Onslow, Carteret, Sampson, Duplin, and Johnston. Craven, j yes. Craven, the land, of the great and good Oaston, the talented Stanly, the eloquent Shepani, the ac complished Stevenson, the able advocate Washing- ton, and a host of others, and the patriotic county of Jones, too, entirely overlooked and neglected. The committee after retiring a few moments, (the Journal says, and he is good authority.) reported the following preamble and resolution, not resold- 1 tions ; Whereas, We, the representatives of the people j in the 3d Congressional District, have assembled in ' Convention for the purpose of nominating a candi- jj date to represent us in the said District, : Remlted, That ire will support the nomination of , said Convention. " The preamble savs we, " the representatives of the people." How many of the people do you sup- i pose they represented ? Did they really represent J the hundrcth man in the District ! It is a very easy matter for man to be mistaken. " A parson reading the first line or so of a chap- ter in the Bible, the clerk, by stmc mistake or oth- er. read it after him. The parson read as loiiows. lr,ps u-nnan nvttrre mnn. and made aionemeni lor the sins of his people." The clerk, misunderstand- j ing him, sroke" thus: "Moses was an oyster man, n7l marie ointment for the slini of his people." Now, without any intention to do wrong, and their j over anxiety to serve their country, led the dele gates into an error, I presume. "To represent us," means the delegates asscm- 1 bled the people at large is not included, therefore j beg leave to be released from any obligation. "Besotted, That tec will support," Sc., has refer- ence to the delegates only, certainly not intending to bind the voters by their action, but it is in the event they did so intend that 1 have taken notice of the Convention. It was certainly composed of j bachelors, and they are not the most reliable char- j acters even in times of peace, to say nothing of war. ThiS I will leave to the ladies to decide, and no man j dare question the correctness of their decision. The j reason 1 say so, the committee appointed to prepare j resolutions (or the action of the Convention returned i only the celibate resolution, above mentioned, (con trary to the duty assigned them, which was to pre- j pare resolutions,) which celibate resolution contain ed only ten words, and these not in accordance with ; the " ten commandments," or the Bible in other par- ticulars. The war cannot bo cairied on by 6nch pro headings. It is true it resembles Csesar for brevity, "teni, ridi, sci," but not for conquest. Ten doses of homoeopathy will not physic all the Black Repub- I cans. We must give them a plenty of grape. It will not do to build fortifications of hutobuggery I now, and man them with straw ; the materials are I too-combustible. We must have them built of live 1 oak, defended by the real man yes, good and true Southern men. i My name was put in nomination not by my knowledge or consent ; yet I always feel grateful to my friends. I look upon ingratitude to be one of the blackest of crimes. I was a candidate before the Convention assembled, but did not wish to trouble the Editors thought it an improper time to discuss politics, believing we are all good Secessionists, for the South, " right or wrong." I was engaged in assisting a friend to make up a Volunteer Company. I then thought, and do now, of going to Virginia to join a regiment, if I can get a sufficient number of companies. I am not aware that any of the other districts in the State has held a Convention, the reason I think that they have not is obvious ; we are now a united people, and I think it is best for us to remain so, during the important crisis that the country is now in at least. Conventions at this time will be well calculated to create divisions in our ranks. 1 have no doubt the gentlemen who composed the convention at Coldsboro,' are high minded, intelli gent and patriotic, but this is setting a bad precedent at this time, and designing politicians will take ad vantage of it hereafter and turn it to their own ac count to the injury of the country. I, am not so certain, but Conventions were one of the main causes that helped break up the old goternmht. lbe abolitionists took advantage of them in 1889 and 1848. I have sometime since been opposed to them in the manner they were gotten up by wlte working politicians'; letthe people gbrern awhile, it is their right to do So. I think tnewill do quite as well as office holders and offlo. seekers did in the old "OVernment T ffohotsee how they can do much than is generally supposed1 by setose. ,u9? aiiuradn sense, .which is the best "kind sfU?r all-j A tt'n on thfrihg oflMginatio, iflw . taken b tbetorfc, critees BwifUjr to fte ground, andVte Lajd loirtylihe fB, not to rise again 1MB Sift-tie yeify..flleiatry Imvew Will, Not so eerily diacotti aged, pursue their course still. 'TeJloW-citiierfc, hear what the great South Caro lina statesman had to say in an address to liis politi cal friends with regnrd to:the CcmveWon question. Savs he.; ' I hold then, with you that the Conven tion should he so constituted ae to utter- fully and- clew-ly the voice 'of the people, and net that ot po litical managers or office holdeis and office seekers ; au'd'fSrthat jfffipb&;T totolt' 'Indispensable that ihe delegates should be appointed directly by the people, or to use the language of General Jackson, should be " Irtish from the people." I also hold, the only possible mode to ctt'ect this is for the peo ple to choose the delegates by district, and that they should vote per ca pi ta. " Every other mode of ap pointing would be controlled by political machinery, uitd wtaoe the appointments in the hands of the few who work it" Are "we 'not trying to carry out the .loctrioe which lie adopted years and years ago? Let us then ate the same menus to accompusn tno same nds let the people make their own choice. Come, then, " let us make a strong pull, -a long pull, and a pull altogether.'' Say one, say all, that we will not cease until victory perches on the flag of the OoxFEDEkATi: Status, cost what it mXy. The t nn ale voice and lyre, Confidence doth inspire; Then on, bmve btys. ou, Let n.s whip Ltn-cohi, And all intitley ere, Koxinus Weod, Wreely too. Vory respectfully; your ob't se)Vt, THOMAS I, PAISON. Oct. 13th, 1861. For the Standard. W, MILLER, ESQ. LETTER FROM HENRY RAUcmn, Oct. 12, 1801. My Dear Sir : Yours of the 9th ifist., inquiring whether I am a candidate for Congress in this Dis trict, has been received am not a candidate. w.ncn inuucec. me to uewne ne solici tations of manv voters of the district, to become a sati.f(lt.t0rV bv those to whom t have had an opportunity to communicate them. In April last, about a Week after Mr. Branch and myself commenced the canvass for a seat in the old Congress, tlfe tyrannical proclamation of Lincoln made its appearance. I regarded it as an open declaration of war against the South, and at once withdrew, as did mv competitor, and urged prompt resistance, " with all the means that God and nature had place'd Sn our power," and a resolute, united blow for the independence of the South, as the only course whTch could save us from subjugation and tyranny. It was a just source of patriotic pride to every Korth Carolinian, that our people were pre pared, in mind and heart, for the crisis and met it with that promptness, unanimity and courage, which proclaimed to the despotic and unprincipled rulers at Washington City, that noir, as in tiie days of the Revolution, they are, in opposition to tyranny and wrong, "the most rebellious people in Ameri ca." I thought then, an 1 so expressed myself, that, in the face of the declared purposes of Lincoln's government, it behooved us in fact, that it was our plain, bounden duty, if true to ourselves and our Slate, to brtry all past political ditierences and ani mosities, and stand shoulder to shoulder, as a band of brothers, in defence of our rights and homes. Every day that has since passed, has only confirmed me in the opinion, that such union of sentiment and concentration of effort are necessary lor our success. This is not the time to indulge in political bicker ings or party rivalries, or to encourage the selfish purposes of personal ambition. In the presence of the great and glorious work befi.re us, Mich things sink into insignificance, and degrade even still mere the man who is mean enough to countenance or nurture them. The inquiry now should be, not was he a Whi'j, or a Democrat, or a Suessionist, or a Unionist but, is be true to the cause? Is he ready to pledge " his life, his fortune, his honor," as our fathers did, to the cause of Independence? If he is, then with the, at least, it makes no dif ference under what political flag be may have ral lied, in times gone by, he is worthy of all confi dence, and is entitled, in this great struggle, to the position for which bis abilities and merits befit him. The history of the civilized world cannot furnish a parallel, in iniquity and barbarity, to the war which the Northern government is now waging against our people. The despotic acts of that gov ernment would carry any crowi ed head of the most abject nation of Kttrope to the block. The suspen sion of the habeas corpus the imprisonment of patriotic men of high moral anil intellectual worth, for the mere expression of political opinions, a right guaranteed to them, in express term.--, by the Con stitution upon which that government professes to be based the suppression of the liberty of the press the cruel and savage incarceration of even women and children who were suspected of sympa thising with their friends and kindred of the South the brutal outrages committed, by their hireling soldiery, upon our people, without regard to age or sex the ruthless and iron-hearted tyranny by which the gallant State of Maryland is now insulted and trodden down, all this, and much more equally as atrocious, admonish, 'tfrrm us, trumpct-tongucd, what will be our fate, if the vile and lawless pur poses of that government are carried out. Beyond question, the very contemplation of the remotest posi hihtv of such a destiny, is enough to arouse every heart, and nerve every arm in the South, to an en ergy and valor as unconquerable as the spirit of her own immortal Washington, and as firm as ber moun tain cliffs ! But we entertain no such fears. We may suffer privations we may be subjected to reverses we may see our brothers anil our sons sicken and die under disease, or fall on the battle field, pouring out their lite-blood in defence of all we hold dear but conquered, we are resolved NEVER to ue ! As trials and dangers thicken, the, arms of our people will become stronger, and their hearts more resolute and invincible. What we have once done, if true to ourselves, we can do again. Already have our ar mies given the enemy " assurance doubly sure," of what a brave people, contending in a just cause, are able to achieve and we can but trust that Bethel, Manassas, Springfield and Lexington, will be beacon lights to lead our gallant soldiers to still more glorious victories. Then let us bury past political differences sac rifice every thing to the cause devote our whole energies of body and mind to the vigorous prosecu tion of the war stand by the government in its of fojrta to effect our deliverance from a despotism worse than Egyptian bondage sustain the gallant leaders of our armies contribute our all, if neces sary, for the comfort and support of our brave sol diers "keep our powder dry," and trust in the God of battles, and we need not fear the result of this great conflict ! "Independence now, and indepen dence forever I" Let this be our motto. Pardon the length of this letter. You asked my views on the subjects embraced in it, and I have given them candidly. I shall vote with pleasure for Davis and Stephens, because I believe them patriotic, honest, and capable. I am your friendr and ob'L serv't. H. W. MILLER. To J. W -, Esq. From the Western Carolinian. LETTER FROM COL. Z. B. VANCE. Our townsman, Mr. N. G. Allinan, a warm friend of Col. Vance, wrote to him inquiring of the pro babilities of his becoming a candidate for Congress. "Zeb," with a candor and patriotism for which he has always been distinguished, declares that he is in the cognate work of fighting for his country and expects to continue in that business. But to his letter : Head Quarters, 26th Reg. N. C. T. ) Gamp Burgwyn, near Morehead City, N. C.'Sept 18, 61. ) Dear Sir; Your letter of the 2nd inst, addressed to my brother was forwarded by him and received this day. in it you ask, 1st, if T will be a candidate for Congress ? and 2nd if not a candidate wrlrt consent Ibr my name to be run? Tonotb questions I an swer in the negative. To this course I am impelled by what I consider the most conclusive of reasons. Yon remember well the position i occupied upon tfie great question which so lately divided the peo ple of the SoutR. Ardently devoted to Hbe old Union and the forms which the PejufraJ "fathjW es tablished, I clung to it songas f' though ttber. was a shadow of a hope prescrvi,-rrjfyirig?Or reconstructing it. And dli will nls& reiuember llfirt ' in the last official communication f hadUhe-hohor I pledged myself !ih case "att iiifcr efforts for peace and justice at the hands of the Jfortft fchouldiil, that their cause whs mino, thefr destiny, was my destiny, and thafa'll T had and was should be spent : .uT ri, . i A, r.. :i 1, ....... in men nci ne a none nopes uiu, mu "a. j uu iwiv , , signally and mfeorajbly fail; civil war was thrust upon the country, and the strong arm of Northern ' despotism was stretched out to crush and subdue the Southern people. "1 immediately volunteered for their defence, in obedience not only to this pro mise, but also as I trust, to patriotic instincts : and I should hold this promise but poorly fulfilled Should I now, after having acquired sufficient knowledge of military affairs to begin to be useful to my country, escape its obligations by seeking or even accepting a civil appointment. Certainly, if there lives a man in North-Carolina who ought to do all and suffer all for his country, I am that man. Since tho time of my entering upon man's estate the people have heaped promotion and honors alLundeserved, upon my head. In every thing I have sought their generous confidence, their unlading kindness has sustained me. Whilst I can never sufficiently ropay it, I am determined, God helping me, to show them I was not altogether un worthy of their regard. I am therefore not a can didate for Congress, nor will I consentTor my name to be run. I am perfectly satisfied to be represent ed again by the sound sense and sober judgment of the gentleman who has so lately represented us at Richmond, or by a dozen gentlemen who live in our district not connected with the army ; some of whom I hope the common peril and the common cause will induce our people to elect without bicker ing and strife. I cannot close this hasty letter without assuring you that I am not insensible to the compliment conveyed by your own and a hundred other similar interrogations which have reached me from different parts ol the district. No man can feel prouder or more grateful at such manifestations. Surely God has never blessed a man with more sterling and devoted friends than I can number in the inountam district ! May my name perish from the memory of my wife and children when I cease to remember these friends with gratitude. Among the many who have adhered so faithfully to my poor fortune through good and through evil report, I am always proud to remember you, unfalteringly and unmista kably. Please to accept in conclusion, every assurance of my regard and good wishes for you and yours. Most truly yours. Z. B. VANCE. N. G. AxutAK, Esq., Franklin, N. C. For the .Standard. Hbao Qhs. 2fith Reg't. N. C. V.O Ca-mi' Wilkes, near Fort Macon, v October 10, 1861. ) II". IT. Holden, Esq. : DeauSir: 1 get many letters from home solici ting me to run for Congress, or to allow my name to be run. I have answered many of them privately, and have also written one letter for publication, which I presume has been miscarried, giving my intentions in this regard. 1 beg permission, there , fore, to say through your colli DOS to all who have an interest in the matter, that I am not ami shall not be a candidate, nor will 1 consent for my name to Ik- run. 1 Grateful as I certainly feel from the profoundest depths of tin- heart, to a might)- host of the warmest, noblest, most devoted friends that ever honored an unworthy representative, who still propose to honor ! him, I feel also that lam more appropriately try : tag to repay tbrir generous confidence in my pres j cut position. I hold that the man who all bis life having enjoyed the favor of bis countrymen, evades ! his Snored obligation to repay it in times ol danger, ' by seeking a civil position, is yrima facia unworthy i of the esteem of a free people. To me it appears . plain that my duty lies in the field; and Goii spar ; ing my health, and the heilth of those who divide I with my country the affections of my heart, the al ' luiements of civil office shall not take me from it, i though offered under such circumstances as might i cause an honest pride in any man's bosom. In haste, yours, 7.. K VANCE, Col. cotn'g. 90th Reg. N. C. Vols. tot the Standard. POETS FOR OUR ARMY. Mi;. Editor: While I approve the policy of hav ing Chaplains in our Army, and of paying them, permit me to suggest the policy of having Poets also, and of paying them also. Each will be useful in bis sphere. Fighting must be done as well as preaching and praying; and what is belter calcu lated to stir the blood and arouse the courage of our ' soldiers than patriotic war songs ? Suppose each regiment has its Poet, whose duty j it is to write stirring war-sons, to recount the j deeds of his regiment or of particular members of , it, and occasionally to ct off a humorous effusion ! to enliven the camp, who can calculate the effect, ; not only on the fighting qualities, but upon the i health of the soldiers t His compositions would j not only strengthen the hearts and nerve the arms of the soldiers, but they would relieve the tedium I of the camp, and, by arousing the spirits, promote the health of all, not only stimulating the fires of valor, but likewise shaking out the blue detsiU with : a hearty laugh those same blue dcrils that cause ! one half the sickness among our troops. I make this suggestion, Mr. Editor, in good faith, . and with an earned desire to promote the, welfare of our brave men now battling for their homes and , fireside, out I will not at present enlarge upon it. I hope you will approve what I have said, and lend your aid. W. Fur the Standard. Beaufort, Oct. 16, 1861. Mr. Homien : In the llatteras correspondence of the New York Herald, copied in the Richmond Examiner of the 12th inst., I regretted to notice a statement that two men from Beaufort, had arrived at llatteras, and given certain information about Fort Macon, Beaufort, Newbern, Washington and Jefferson Davis. I can assure you that no lohite man has been, nor can any be hired to go, from Beaufort or its vicinity on any such an errand or business as this. The report, however, coming so soon after certain vile insinuations against the loy alty of some of the inhabitants of this place have appeared in the public press, might be beiieved, without this correction. The Yankee letter writer at llatteras omitted to state that his two visitors were black men, slaves who escaped from a settle ment a few miles east of Beaufort, about the 'time the correspondence bears date. They were the property of Mr. Robinson and Mrs. Gaskill, of this County, very intelligent rascals, who no doubt en lightened and interested the Yankees greatly on the subject of our military defences. CIV1S. For the Standard. MASONIC HALL, MOUNT LEBANON LODGE NO. 117. TRIBUTE of respect. Whereas, It has pleased the all wise Ruler of tho Universe, to sunder the ties of fraternal friend-ship-between us and brother Woodard Boykin, by removing him from the terrestial to the celestial Lodge above, whilst in the bloom and vigor of his years. Therefore, Resolted, That in the death of our brother, this Lodge has lost an ornament, the fraternity a true and faithful friend, the community in which he lived, an honest and upright man, the State a use ful and patriotic citizen. Resolved, That this Lodge be draped in mourning for thirty days, ami that its sympathies in bonds of fraternal condolence, be extended to the family and friends of our deceased brother in their deep distress and grief; Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the Minutes of the Lodge, that a copy be furnished to the family of the deceased, and also to the Raleigh Standard, with a request to publish the same. ' JAMES U. BARNES, J S. FOUNTAIN, Com. ALBERT FARMER, ) Wilson, N. C, Oct fata, A. L. 6851, A. D. 1861. I?' --.-; . nr lbe standard. TO THE VOTERS OF THE THIRD CONGRES SIONAL" DISTRICT, Composed of the (hunlies of Carteret, Craven, Jofitt, Onslow, Ditplin, Wayne, Johnston, and Smpsoh. FBtuwCiT(BWs : -1 am a candidate for your suf frages, a,t .the election to be held on the first Wed nesday dt -November next to represent von in the first Congress which is to assemble under the per manent Constitution of the Confederate States. Having been so announced, heretofore, I owe it to myself, perhaps, to state, ;and my cahdaf and sense . of propriety indifce me to state that the announce ment was authorized by me upon solicitations which were entitled to regard; hut surely, authorized without any intelligence or belief that any public meeting pr " Convention" would be called and neld, in ooniornrity with old party usage, in any district of the State. . ; Whether it be necessary and proper to employ these heretofore eccentric agents, 'in adjusting and putting in motion the machinery of the new govern ment, which we arc just on tho eve of starting,' especially -during the Revolution is a question of great magnitude with the people, to whom it alone belongs in a popular government. In the exercise of a mere right which is not to be controlled, limited, or restricted by any power ex cept that of the People, primarily, I ask the unbias sed suffrages of the free and enlightened voters of the District; being sensible in some measure, I trust, of what should be the importance, dignity, and grave responsibility of the position of your Rep resentative in the first Congress of the Confederacy. If by this course once determined on as right, (and from such course I would never yield,) since the irregular and hasty meeting held the 1st inst, at Goldsboro' I should subject myself with good men to the imputation of being a mere seeker after office, or with having immodestly thrust myself be fore you for office, few men would more sensitively regret it than myself. 1 would not be a partizan. I will not be a party man, while this Revolution lasts, in which are in volved the l ights of person and property of all men without regard to past party distinctions, agencies, interests, or claims. By various causes we have been driven to an act of separation from the old government causes sufficient to justify that act to the conscience of Ihe citizen, and, we trust, to the Public Opinion of the civilized world. We are united :n the new government in purpose, sentiment and feeling, and our union will strengthen the better, and surer, ii free from the spirit of party. Whether in humble or distinguished position, in private or public station 1 will with honest purpose, faithfully and with what ability I can, contribute to the support of all such measures as may be deemed necessary for the prosecution of the war in which we are engaged ; to the securing and maintaining a free and independent government of Confederate States ; and, to the preservation of those great fun damental principles of Free Representative Govern ment without a constant recurrence and fixed ad herence to which, nothing after all would be gained by the Revolution. The limits of my purpose in this circular and a desire to avoid any allusion to old party controver sies, shall forbid my further writing. I would avail myself of any proper occasion which might be presented to address von. O. R. THOMAS. Beaufort, N. C, Oct 12th, 1861. For llie Standard. JUDGE SHEPHERD'S LETTER. F.VVETTEVII.LE, Oct. 17, 1861. W. W. Holder, Esy. : Dear Sir: In your paper, as well as in many others of this State, mv name is announced on the : Electoral Ticket. Be assured that I feel a deep in terest in the election of efierson Davis as President , and Alexander II. Stephens as Vice. President of the j Confederate States, and with the utmost pleasure j would cast my vote for them, should I be at home. ' The obligation of our people seems to me to bo plain i and decided in this election, and in my judgment, ! we shall most effectually contribute to our best in I tctests by a cordial and earnest union upon these ' names. 1 have, however, an engagement in another State on the day heti the Klectoral College will meet, with which 1 feel that I am bound by high ! obligation, to comply. Would I not, then, be deal -: infi illiberally towards other gentlemen in this dis ! trict, and uncandidlv towards the people, if 1 should allow my name to be used in this connection, when ! I know that the College must till my place, by their j election? While 1 appreciate your mention of me, j as well as the approbation of all other journals who ; have adopted your views, I am constrained for the i reasons assigned to ask the withdrawal ot my name. The people here are united, I believe, in their policy I as closely as men can be. To prosecute the war ' wi:h effect. With energy and earnestness to be separated from the United States politically and , commercially, is now our aim and with the Divine lelp and blessing, shall be our consummation. With respect, I am yours. J. G. SHEPHERD. For the Standard. PARTY FEELING. ; To the Editor of the Standard : I Dear Sir: In common with yourself and all so i ber, thoughtful men in the State, I deprecate most j sincerely every attempt at this time to revive i and perpetuate parly feeling among our people. V e I owe it to ourselves, we owe it to the Confederate ! government, we owe it to our posterity, and es : pecially do we owe it to the moral effect of Southern elections vpon the minds of the Northern people, j that there should be but one Electoral Ticket in the i State; and I rejoice that you and other editors of j the State, have so readily yielded your own person al wishes, to unite upon discommon ground, ;n accepting the ticket proposed by " Many Voters." I cannot conceive how any true patriot, any friend of harmony and concord, or ardent friend to the successful prosecution of the war, can refuse to give that picket a hearty support. Certainly nono can do so. With such feelings, every one must deprecate the disposition which we see in many of tho Districts to bring out so many candidates for Congress. I confess that the determination of the people in the Uth District to hold a convention of all parties to select one candidate only to be voted for, well ac cords with my views. Of course the man selected will represent the views and feelings of a clear ma jority in that District. That is right. Why should we have three or four candidates in this, the 5th District? The three gentlemen, an nounced arc all worthy men. Mr. Venable is not yet announced, but it seems to be understood that Ihose persons in the District who arc determined upon keeping up party distinctions and party strife, intend to vote for hnn or some man of the same stripe. If so, is there not a possibility that the con tinuance of Messrs. Arrington, Turner and Gooeh in the field, will result in the election of a man who does not represent the views and feelings of a ma jority of the District? The District is decidedly conservative the people want a conservative man to represent them. If so, which of those three gen tlemen will most fitly represent the majority-vote of the District. I have the most kindly feelings for all three of them. If the shade on tho sun dial of our country's history could be thrown back oneor more years, I should certainly vote for that promis ing young man Josiah Turner, Jr. He is too ardent to be any thing but a party-man, and if this were the time to put forward an oppositionist, he would be my choice of all others. Between Messrs. Gooch and Arrington, I do not know that there is a shade of difference in their views about the true policy to be pursued at this juncture. They are both conser vative, I believe, and both deprecate party feeling at a time like this ; but in legislative experience and all the qualifications necessary to a wise and proper discharge of the duties of a mend cr of Congress, the frienda of Mr. Gooch must admit that Mr. Arling ton is greatly his superior. After taking some note of public feeling in the District, I cannot longer doubt that Mr. Arrington, more fully represents the conservative feeling and wishes of the District than Mr. Turner, Mr. Gooch, or Mr. Venable. Under such circumstances, (and I am sure I wish none of them any harm,) I would advise all of the gentlemen to l-etiro and leave the .field to Mr. Arrington. If they will not, then to be just to my own views and feelings, I must rote for Baldy. AN OLD LINE WHIG. Oct 31, 1861. For the Standard J0SIAH TURNER, J., ESQ. Mr. Editor: Allow me a brief space to brW 1,. fore the people Of the fifth District, this uhfnted and bold eld Union candidate for Congress E already before them as they well know, and as h opponentSBaye erethiS,6i. A truer, bolder ml honest man does not breathe. He is in the canvas not by his own seeking, but by. the earnest oersn, sions of his friends. Bnt why could they not X him remain at his post? Simply because the nil Union men of this District have no idea of subm'f ting tamely to the avowed purpose and claim f, old Secessionists, to hold on to the oftkes and T ' manage the war, because forsooth, tbev ent i,.. 1 m That is the reason, Mr. Edited otrli bnion men have gone to the war-thev should or their muskets bare their bosoms t tK r.. ., r arc the men to " mount guard," and is it too much to give them a representative in Congress to look after their interests? Certainly not I learn it is bruited about in some quaters, rather stealthily no doubt, that Jo. Turner, Jr., simply l! cause he does not back down from his po&W but still assails the course of the old Secessionists' that he is untrue to the South and an enemy to the Confederate government Never was anything more slanderous and undeserved. What, he who ml among the first in the State to shoulder his musket to march to her defence-he, untrue ? Ridiculous ' Let such slanderers be chary how they talk Th had better be. " ' There is no truer friend to the South and the State, than Josiah Turner. He is destined to be a bright star in the councils of the nation. le hag the watchfulness, and the boldness, and the satire and the honesty of John Randolph, of Roanoke Let the friends of law and order, and justice and right, stand up to him. A VOTER Wake County, Oct. 19, 1861. For the Staudard WASHINGTON COUNTY. Mr. Editor: As the papers are constantly and very properly, heralding the noble and praise-worthy acts of Southern ladies, it may not be improper to give some account of what they have done and are doing here. In our little county we have raised two full com panies, Capt. (now Major) Gilliam's company, and Capt. Latham's company, attached to 1st reg't. State troops, under Col. Stokes, now on the Potomac The lirst company, Capt. Gilliam's, was composed of our young men, the flower of our county; they are now prisoners in New York. About fifty of our young men have joined Capt. Marshall's "and Capt. Brabble's Infantry companies, and Capt. Sat tertbwaite's Cavalry company ; besides these Capt. S. EL McRea has raised and lias now in barracks a new company. The ladies of this town made for each of Capt. Gil liam's company three shu ts, two pair of drawers, a fa tiguesuit, and dress uniform suit, about which they were employed with untiring energy, for several weeks. This company was clothed entirely at home. They made till tho under-garments and fatigue suits for Capt. Latham's company; their uniform (dress) being furnished while at Warrenton. A few weeks ago the ladies formed a Volunteer's Aid Society, and set to work with the energy and devotion belonging only to woman, to prepare cloth ing for our soldiers now in the field. They havo just sent off to Capt Latham's company, 65 flannel shirts, 85 p iirs of socks, 60 pairs of drawers and 20 towels, and have also contributed and sent a suffi cient number of blankets for the company, and the society is now at work to supply Capt. McRta's company ; and this is only what the ladies of this town have down. Quite as much, if not more, has been sent off by the ladies from other portions of the county. Plymouth, October 16, 1 861. The Hcndersonville Times says that His Honor Judge French at his Courts at several place, charged the grand jury to take special cognizance of the acts of certain illegal bodies styling themselves "Vigi lance Committees," and to return them in all cases when they have taken the law into their own hands. Appointments for Candidates. Fifth Distiuct. I We arc requested to state that Messrs. Arring i ton. Turner, and Gooch, candidates for Congress j i.o this District, will address the people at the follow i ing times and places : j Red Mountain, Orange, Wednesday 23d October. I Durham's, Orange, Thursday 24th October. Chapel Hill, Orange, Friday Both October. ' Cedar Grove, Orange, Saturday 26th October. ; Rolesville, Wake, Monday 2Sth October. I Hood's Store, Wake, Tuesday 2!)th October, j Barney Jones', Wake, Wednesday 30th October, j Brassliolds, Granville, Friday 1st November. I Henderson, Granville, Saturday 2d November. The candidates will be at Oxford on Tuesday of j Court week, the day before the election, j Mr. Gooch will address the people at Raleigh on Wednesday night, the 30th October ; and he will al so address the people at Laws', Wake, on Thursday the 31st Sixtii District. We are requested to state that Messrs. Dick and McLean, candidates for Congress in the 6th District, will address the people at the following times and places : At Andrew Albright's Store, Alamance County, on Friday the 25th October. At Shallow Ford, Alamance, on the Saturday the 26 th October. At Roxborough, Person County, on Saturday No vember 2d. LARGE STOCK OF WINTER CLOTHING AT HARDING'S. HAVING PURCHASED (FOR CASH,) OF Messrs SSCOTT k HARRISON, of Petersburg, Vu., their entire stock of superior READY HADE CLOTHING," and GBXTU KUKN'ISHING GOODS, I shall have opened uiu! ready for sale, ri a few days, tue most desirable, and probably tltc largest assortment of Ready Made Goods in the State. I shall ofier my Goods at reasonable prces for C'wi, and Cash only. Those ill want will lind it to their interest to examine. E. L. HARDING. Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 12, !S61. 'JO wfcswJm. NO UTIl-CA KOJblN.V COAL. THE SUBlsCIUHEK REGS LEAVE TO ANNOUNCE to the citizens of Raleiph that lie has made ui range men t tit keep on hand a constant supply of COAL Iroiu H.vpb in Clmtbam county. 5r Persons wishing to have COAL delivered at their residence, can buve it, bVumkine eirly annlica'ion. P. FEItKALL, Wilmington Street., i RaleiRb, N. C, Ang. 27, U61. 77 tf. GEO. W. BLOUNT, ATTORXKY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, W1 ILL ATTKNO TO BUSINESS ENTRUSTED TO him in Nash. Wilson. Edercnmbe and Franklin Counties. Feb 21,1861. IS wAswly. HEAD QUARTERS N. C. TROOPS. Adjotaut General's Office. I Raleigh, Oct. II, IMil. 1 Grxkral Ordfb No. HI. I. All accounts agninst the State of North-Catolin:;, in curred fur mililiu y purposes, must .be presented at this of fice within thirty days after they have been made; if longer withheld, no assurance can be given of their favora ble coDsiderutiob or prompt payment. II. Accounts should atony fie accompanied by a certifi cate ol' some officer or authorized agent of th Slate, that Ihe property has been delivered, that lbe price charged was according lo agreement or contract, and thai ihe re ceiver will account for the same to the State ;-otherwise, counts cauiwt be va 'ul. By order of the Governor, 3. G. MARTIN, Adj. Oeucral. October 16, 18B1. 91 HwStsw. NORTH CAROLINA INSTITUTION FOB THE DEAF AND DUMB AND THE BLIND. f8fi NEXT SESSION OP THIS INSTITUTION JL will commence on Monday, the Sad day of Sep tember, and continue TEN MONTHS. Piipili should be sent in punctually at the commencement of the session. Having a full corps of Teachers in t be different Depart ments, it is to be hoped that Ihe "parents and friends of tho Deaf and Dumb und tho Blind, will send l hem hero to receive lbe benefits of ub education. Any information as to the method of admitting pupils, Ac , will be given upoa application to 5Jt by letter or otherwise Raleigh, August 18, 13B1. 74 wA.'wSui