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W hen tho numoer 01 inseruons is ui rkt'lon ihe':nlrtrtiseinent it is inserted until forbid. jf Money lent us by mail is at our risk. RALEIGH I SVTUKDA.Y, DEC. 7, 1881. Mt- The Convention. We invito attention to the proceedings of this i . ,iv on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, in our itimnl to day. Thursday being Thanksgiving Bor, the Convention was not in session. On Monday the Convention passed the ordinance ii c . v. " .e o.,n am u. co- piVIUIIIg lor liic uiauuiavtui o ui ouii. wu uic nw is!; and on Tuesday the ordinance to punish se lition, and to provide that every free male person in s State oyer sixteen years of age, with the ex vntiou of the Volunteers, shall take an oath to Hipport the Constitution of the Confederate States, imc up for consideration. This iiicasure is usual known as the "Test Oath" oidinance. Mr. B cgs, of Martin, who reported the measure from committee, spoke at length in favor of it, and vis followed by Mr. Leak, of Richmond, and Mr. Dick, of Guilford, in opposition especially to the "lest Oath "-feature of the ordinance. Mr. Leak delivered one of his best speeches on the occasion, i:l Mr. Dick thrilled and moved every one by his Rirring and touching eloquence. We trust these linemen will do themselves and their constituents ; o mstice to write out their remarks for publica tion. ' ; 4 ! this ordinance is highly objectionable in one res ist, at least, and we do not think it will pass in its :nsint shape. Electoral College of Jiorlh-Caroliua. In pursuance of the proclamation of Gov. Clark, the Electoral College of this State assembled in the a h . .1 . ItT J t 1 . . LommonS Hall, in tilts UlSjr, on n eunesuay iaas iu cast the vote of the State for President and Vice President All the Electors were present, to-wit : William B. Hodman, II. V. Guion, John Pool, H. 1 Bond, L. VV. Humphrey, V. McL. McKay, Wel lon S. Edwards, David 3. Rtid, Alfred G. Foster, J.M. Long, Anderson Mitchell, and N. W. Woodlin J .1 ri ii- t , X- T.l 1.. I t il motion, uie uon. n eiuon x. Mivarun, ui Warren, was unanimously called to preside over t ic College, and Edmund 1. Freeman, Esq., of Weigh, was appointed Secretary. Mr. Edwards returned his thanks for the honor conferred upon him, and spoke briefly but most impressively on the state of the country, and with reference to the :.;e'ii duty which the College bad assembled to per- firm. The Electors then proceeded to vote, first for President, and then for Vice President, when it ap petred that the whoie vote of the State was cas'. for Jcteisos Davis, of Mississippi, lor President, and Alexander EL Stephens, of Georgia, for Vice President of the Confederate States. bmiel Coleman, Esq., of Cabarrus, was unani mously appointed to act as messenger :o carry the Sealed vote to Richmond. It is a gratifying circum :Unce that the State and the Electors themselves fete saved the reproach of appointing John Spel tran messenger, (a recently naturalized English tun,) who we understand was a candidate for the Thnuks to the llalteras Defender. ' Tuesday last the Convention took up and nnuhaously passed the resolution introduced by Mi. Warren, of Heaufort, tendering thanks to the others and soldiers who defended Fort Hatteras, -ad who alterwardis surrendered. The courage and !:Juity of these brave men, now pining in captivity, Cannot be questioned ; and it was peculiarly appro priate that the Convention should thank them for their services on the occasion referred to, and let 'Mm know thai they are remembered and cherished t home. " hen the resolution was first introduced, some 'Jnysago, Mr. Whitford, of Craven, moved to sus pend the rules so that it might be passed at once ; 'mt he subsequently withdrew the motion, on a sug gestion that there was some doubt as to the proper defence of Beacon Island, which had been unjustly confounded (as Mr. W. said.) in the minds of some with the defence of Hatteras. Beets. "r. E. C. Fisher, of the Insane Asylum, and B. ! Moore, Esq., of this City, have sent us some of lie largest and finest beets we have ever seen, and hich reflect much credit on their horticultural are and skill. They are the mango wurtzel, for wt'-le, and the ordinary beet for table use. Dr. fisher's largest mango wurtzel weighs 10i pounds, Wd Ins three mango wurtzels together, 2'J pounds, "is largest sugar beet weighs 8 pounds, and his three sugar beets together, 2:i pounds. Mr. Moore's Wicst mango wurtzel weighs 8 j pounds, and his wee mango wurtzels together, 23 pounds. His irst sugar beet weighs 9 pounds, and his three ""gar beets together. iU ether. 24 Dounds. Thp u-i-ifht of n r ibiicr s six betts is 52T pounds, and Mr. Moore's junds. We feel bound as a just judge to say Wat l)r. Fisher takes the ualm as to the m.iniro furtzelg, and Mr. Moore as to the sugar beets, MIe the former is also entitled to the premium so the entire weight of the two varieties is con rned. Of course w take the beets. Thank you, Sptlemen; and if not content with this decision! Hfttte send us some beet seed next spring, or some 'lore beets next autumn. Prersbubo Express. We were pleased to see town a day or two since, our friend Mr. Crutch Wd of the Express. Mr. C. has traveled over a thousand miles recently, to procure paper on which f' Print his large edition. We were glad to learn lhf hld 0Lb,Aincu "iPPly which will last him several months. The Express is an " Institution nich n'ust not be allowed to go down. ! 7;'; ; e d n eTther the Weekly or Semi-Weekly for SW Months, or $10 for twelve months; or id i both i ...rVlor tlO for aix month, or 15 for twelve month.. 11 ilradij " mmpitm Vol. XXVII. No. 50. RA The Duty of the Conservatives. We publish to-day a communication over the sig nature of "A Volunteer," written by one of the most patriotic and useful soldiers in the service, to which we inve the attention of our readers. Our correspondent, with our former correspondent" A Democratic Confederate "is of the opinion that the Conservatives owe it to themselves and to tha people to present a firm front to the faction which now controls this State, and to insist on justice for themselves, and that the gross partyism which has heretofore and which still prevails, shall be checked and extinguished. In our next we shall publish a communication over the signature of "Patriot," from the pen of one of the most eminent men in the State, in which the gross partyism of the faction re ferred to is thoroughly exposed. Dince our recent article on the subject of " Party Spirit," we have heard from friends in all quarters, who warmly endorse the tone and the sentiments of that article. Proscribed, crowded out and crowded down, suspected, maligned, and almost crushed, the old Union men are determined now to make a stand, and to appeal to the people. This course has been forced upon them. They will not submit to be pro scribed any longer. They are the equals in every respect of the old secessionists, and they intend to assert and maintain their equality with them at all hazards. This is a war for Southern rights, and not for the exclusive benefit or advantage of a certain faction. The Character of the War. The fiendish character of the war waged by the North against the South, may be judged of, espe cially as to the future, by the following speeches recently delivered by Col. John Cochrane and the Secretary of War of Lincoln's government. On the occasion of a presentation of a flag to his regi ment, Col. Cochrane said : "In such a war wc are justified, arc bound to re sort to every force within our power. Having open ed the port of Beaufort, we shall be able to export millions of cotton bales, and from these we may raise the sinews of war. Do you say th:tt we should not seize the cotton ? No ; you are clear upon that point. Suppose the munitions of war are within our reach, would we not be guilty of shameful neglect if we avail not ourselves of the opportunity to use them ? Suppose the enemy's slaves were arrayed against you, would you, from any squeainishness, refrain from pointing against them the hostile gun, and prostrating them in death? No; that is your object and purpose ; and if you would seize their property, open their ports, and even destroy their lives, I ask you whether you would not use their slaves? Whether you would not arm their slaves (great applause) and cany them in battalions against their masters? (Renewed and tumultuous applause.) If necessary to save this Government, I would plunge their whole country, black and white, into one indiscriminate sea of blood, so that wc should in the end have a Government which would be the vicegerent of God. Let us have no more of this diletante system, but let us work with a will and a purpose that cannot be mistaken. Let us not be put aside from too ereat a delicacy o! motive. Soldiers, you know no such easoning as this. You have arms in your hands. and those arms are placed there for the purpose of exterminating an er.cmy unless he submits to law, order, and the Constitution. If he will not submit explode everything that comes in your way. Set tire to the cotton. Explode the cotton. Take prop- i erty wherever you may find it. Take the slave and bestow him upon the non-slaveholder, if you please. Great applause. Do to them as they would do to 1 us. Raise up a party of interest against the absent I slaveholder, distract their counsels, and if this should ! not be sufficient, take the slave by the hand, place I a inuskct in it, and in God's name bid him strike ' for the liberty of the human race. Immense ap- plause." Now, is this emancipation. Is this aboli- : tiouism ? I do not regard it as either. It no more partakes of Abolitionism than a spaniel partakes of I the nature of the lion. Abolitionism is to free the slaves. It is to make war upon the South for that purpose. It is to place them above their masters in the social scale. It is to assert the great abstract principles of equality among men. But to take the j slave and make him an implement of war in over- coming your enemy, that is a military scheme. It i is a military necessity, and the commander who does not this, or something equivalent to it, is unworthy of the position he holds and equally unworthy of your confidence." Immediately after the speech of Col. Cochrane there was a tumultuous demand for the Secretary of Wat. Mr. Cameron came before the regiment and said : Soldiers: It is too late for me to njake you a speech to-night, but I will say I heartily approve every sentiment uttered by your noble commander. The doctrines he has laid down I approve as if they were my own words. They are my sentiments sentiments which will not only lead you to victory, but which will in the end reconstruct this our glori ous Federal Constitution. It is idle to talk about treating with these rebels on their own terms. We must meet them as our enemies, treat them as our enemies, and punish them as enemies, until they shall have learned to behave themselves. Every means which God has placed in our hands it is our duty to use for the protection of ourselves. I am glad of the opportunity to say here, what I have already said elsewhere, in thise few words, that I approve the doctrines this evening enunciated by Col. Cochrane. Loud and prolonged cheering. If any attempt shall be made to carry out these sentiments of Cochrane and Cameron, by arming the slaves, then wc shall advocate the extermination of every Yankee found upon our soil with arms in his hands. Fart Spirit. The following pieamble and resolutions have been introduced into the Convention by Mr. Thomas, of Carteret They appear to us to embody senti ments which should meet general approval. Their unanimous adoption by the Convention would go very far to repress that spirit of party 60 unfortun ately prevalent at this time in this State. We trust that these or similar resolutions may be adopted : " Resolution Discountenancing Party Spirt during the War, and declaring the military to he sub ordinate to the citil authority. Whereas, The delegates of the people of North Carolina, in Convention assembled, did lately adopt, unanimously, a series of resolutions, expressing, among other things, undiminished confidence in the justice of the cause for which we have taken up arms, our sense pf the duty of the people of these States to maintain and uphold that cause, and a de termination to shrink not from the performance of our whole duty in the achievement of our indepen dence which we have asserted, and to accept no al ternative therefor: And, whereas, unanimity and harmony are necessary, and whatever would impair these among those who would, in good faith, keep, stand to, abide by, and perforin these resolutions, should be discountenanced ; therefore, Resolved, That we, the delegates aforesaid, will discountenance all party spirit, which may have been excited by former differences of principles, measures or conduct of parties as designated prior to our act of separation from the government of the United States, and during the war in which we are engaged, wc would condemn all mere party manage ment, political proscription and favoritism; as well, also, the selecting and appointing men to office, or emnmw snnnv ,v nnm janaar. j- am - , ana. i , . .n. i. ' n n LEIGH. N. C. WEDNES places of trust or nroflt either civil or military. within this State, or the Confederate States, because of their resistance to the old government earlier than our unanimous act of separation referred to, therefrom. Rttohed, That the military should be ever kept and held in sttict subordination to, and governed by the civil authority; and while a conflict of these should be deprecated and avoided, any interference with the rights of person or property by the former, except in obedience to the latter, or in cases where the public safety demands, and the civil authority cannot be invoked or had, should subject the person or persons so exercising it to the reprehension and censure of the people, and to disqualification for posts of distinction, and to removal therefrom, by the civil power." Work! Work!! The South has work to do hard work, to carry her successfully and trinmphantly through this war. Our men who are able to bear arms, must not hesi tate to rush to the field of battle. Our sacred honor, our property, our lives and our strong arms are pledged, and must be consecrated to the main tenance of our liberties and our rights. Our sol diers in the field must be clothed and fed and sup ported by those who stay at home. Men of pro perty must not hold back or hesitate at the large de mands which will be made upon them. Every man, woman, and girl or bey able to put a hand to work must go at it with a true heart and will. There is no use in blinking the matter longer. We must go to work. Idlers and spendthrifts and men unwillin.; to work for the support of the war, must be made to shoulder their muskets and go to the field. But we must not only work but economize. Our food and clothing must be made to cost less than hereto fore, and every effort must be made and that quick ly, to drive back the immense hordes of Northern Vandals, who are coming down upon us. Let those who are faint hearted, who indulgo in gloomy fore bodings as to the future who discourage and par alize our efforts by magnifying the strength of the foe and our own weakness, shut their mouths and go to work, or take up arri s in defence of the South. Let those who were anxious for the war, who in dulged in bravado and gasconade about the weak ness of the enemy, let not one such man stay from the field. Above all, let us make a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether, relying upon the justice of our cause and the favor of Heaven. English Feeling on American Affairs. At the Lord Mayor's dinner, in London, on 9th November, Mr. Adams, the Lincoln minister, and Lord Palmerston were present. In toasting Mr. Adams the Lord Mayor said : " I am about to associate with this toast the name of a gentleman whose mind must necessarily, under the circumstances, be occupied much with the affairs of his own country, which unhappily is at this mo ment in a condition to require the sympathies of the world. In no country will those sympathies be yielded more readily than hi this. Cheers.) I need not say I allude to America. I will associate with this toast the name of the American Minister, and I can assure him taking on mysely for the moment to be the exponent of the feelings and sentiments of this great city, over which I have the honor to pre side I can assure him of the entire sympathy of the citizens of London, and 1 think I may say of the whole British people. I can assure him that our most earnest desire is to see the day when those difficulties, which we hope are enly temporary, shall be entirely eradicated from the soil of that great and free country. Loud cheers." Mr. Adams responded at some length, but made no particular allusion to American affairs. In the course of some remarks by Lord Palmerston, he said : " The condition of our revenue is altogether satis factory, cheers ; r.nd, although circumstances be yond our control may threaten for a time to interfere with the full-supplies of that article so necessary for the productive industry of the country, yet no doubt that temporary evil will be productive of per manent good, cheers ; and we shall find in various quarters of the globe sure and certain and ample supplies, which will render us no longer dependent upon one source of production for that which is so necessary for the industry and welfare of the coun try. Cheers. Gentlemen, when we look without, we see no doubt, in many parts of Europe, circumstances which, if not dealt with by prudence and discretion, may lead to local disturbances, which I trust will not at least extend themselves to bring us within their range. Cheers. On the other side of the Atlantic we witness with the deepest affliction cheers with an affliction which no words can express cheersj differences of the most lamenta ble kind among those whom we call our cousins and our relations. Cheers. It is not for us to pass judgment upon there disputes ; it is enough for us to offer a fervent prayer that such differences may not be of long continuance, and that they may speedily be succeeded by the restoration of harmony and of peace. Cheers. The Court Journal of a late date says it has pos itive information that at the last Cabinet council the question of the propriety of breaking the block ade of the Southern ports was discussed, when it was agreed that no countenance could be given to such a proceeding. The Biggest Lie of the Seasou.-Norlh-Carolina .Reported Returning to the Union t A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT FORMED. New York, Nov. 21. A letter from Hatteras Inlet, the 13th, says: We learn that North-Carolina, by a convention of delegates representing forty-five counties, has declared a Provisional Gov ernment, and has entirely repudiated the secession act of the State, re-affirming her loyalty and devo tion to the Constitution of the United States. The convention met at Hatteras on Monday last The act passed contained several sections, the substance of which is as follows : The first declares vacant all the offices of the State. The second names Marble Nash Taylor Provis ional Governor. The third adopts the Constitution of the United I States, with the statutes and laws contained in the I revised code of I860. The fourth repudiates the ordinance of secession, passed at Raleigh, on the 20th of May, together with all the other acts then adopted. The fifth directs the Provisional Governor to order a special election for members of Congress. The sixth gives to the Governor authority to make temporary appointments to official vacancies. The Convention then adjourned, subject to the call of the President Governor Taylor has issued his proclamation for an election in the second Congressional district, which will be held on Wednesday, the 27th tnst The foregoing embodies one of Charles H. Foster's most enormous lies. No Southern State is more united or more unanimous in its opposition to Lin coln than North-Carolina. The only Convention which has been held in this State is now in session, composed of 120 delegates, chosen in May last by the people. These delegates unanimously signed the act of secession or separation on the 20th of May last; and the very last thing which they, and those whom they represent will think of, will be a re-union with the Northern States. They will never consent, under any circumstances, to re-unite themselves with the non-slaveholding States. DAT, DECEMBER. 11. 1801. To the Public. On Wednesday, the 27th of last month, I attacked Mr. William Robinson on the pavement in Raleigh, near Mr. Turner's Bookstore, and caned him, and otherwise punished him. We both subsequently appeared before the Mayor, and gave bond to appear at the February term of Wake County Court I have no taste for statements or disputes about such matters, and I was consequently disposed to make no public allusion to the rencontre ; but as the nom inal senior Editor of the State Journal has given a totally false account of the affair in the last number of that paper, justice to myself requires that I should state the facts, as they appeared in evident e before the Mayor, and as they will appear more fully before the Court The State Journal says : "On VVednesday last, while our Assistant Editor, Mr. Robinson, was standing on Fayetteville street, examining a paper in the hands of Hon. D. M. Bar ringer, Holden, of the Standdrd, advanced upon him nearly from behind, and wholly unobserved, and struck him over the head with a heavy loaded gold headed cane remprking as he struck, "you call uie a poltroon, do you P A second blow was received upon a sword-cane held by Mr. Robinson, and then the belligerents closed. After a struggle of some minutes, during which Mr. Robinson drew the sword from his cane and made an effort to "use it on his assailant, they both fell together. They were immediately pulled apart As soon as Mr. Robinson regained his feet, he tore loose from the persons holding him and brought his cane down with a vim upon Holden's head, making him bleed profusely." Now, it is not true that I approached Mr. Robin son " nearly from behind, and wholly unobserved." He was conversing with Mr. Barringer, and both of them were standing with their backs to the south, with their faces slightly turned towards each ether, while I approached them from the north. As I approached, and when within ten feet of Mr. Rob inson, I gave Ii tin warning, by the expression re peated above by the Journal. Those who were present at the examination of the witnesses before the Mayor, will recollect that Mr. Robinson endeav ored, after the examination was closed, to produce the impression that I had approached him and struck him as stated by the Journal ; and they will also recollect that I at once rose and 'stated I had approached and struck him boldly, fairly, and squarely, and that my statement was not to he dis puted. Neither Mr. Robinson nor his counsel made any reply. Nor is it true that I struck him with "a heavy loaded gold-headed cane." The cane, ifts true, has a golden head, but it is not loaded. Nor is it as heavy as many canes which are worn. The nom inal senior Editor speaks feelingly on the subject, and imagines that the stick is much heavier than it really is. It is the same with which 1 once chas tised him through all the tneanderings around the pillars in front of the Yarborough House, in this City. Nor is it true that the struecle lasted "some minutes." Mr. Robinson made effort after effort to stab me with the sword-cane, but failed. 1 held his sword arm with one hand, and punished him with the other ; and 1 would have thrown him instantly, 1 but for the apprehension that in falling on him, the point of the sword cane might be turned up wards and run through me. Nor is it true that we " fell together." He fell before I did, for I was on top of him. Nor is it true that " as soon as Mr. Robinson re gained his feet, he tore loose from the persons hold ing him," and struck me with his cane. Mr. Bar ringer testified before the Mayor that two minutes elapsed between the time we were separated and the time he struck me with his cane; and another wit ness testified that when he struck me I was held by at least two persons. My belief is that one had me by the left arm, another by the right arm, and an other by the shoulders, and I think the evidence, when fully brought out and sifted, will show this, though it is far from my purpose to reflect in the slightest degree on the witnesses who were examin ed. -He advanced ten feet and struck me when I was powerless, I looking him in the eye. The friends who held me no doubt meant well, but it was hard to he struck in a manner so cowardly, when I could not wield a finger in self-defence. The blow, it is true, was a slight one. It occasioned no jar, but only broke the skin ; and the nature of the wound, so greatly magnified by the senior nominal Editor, may he judged of by the fact that it did not need to be dressed, and occasioned me no inconve nience. I have thus shown that there are at least five palpable falsehoods in the above brief extract from the Journal. The writer knew them to be false when he penned them, for he was present at the ex amination and heard all the evidence. But I am not at all surprised at the account which the Journal has given of the rencontre. . 1 expected, if it noticed it at all, that it would misrepresent the whole affair deliberately aid wilfully ; and the result has shown that I was not mistaken. My observation has con vinced me that that paper will never tell the truth wlipn a lalsehoou will suit its purpose better. 'The intimation by the nominal senior Editor that 1 am not under bona to keep the peace towards Aim, and that he is teudy to fight me, is unworthy of no tice, especially after what occurred in front of the Yarborough House, some time since. - In conclusion, I beg leave to say that no man is more averse than I am to personal broils and con flicts. I have resided for the last twenty-five years in Raleigh, during all of which time I have conduct ed myself and been regarded as a peaceable citizen. But 1 have been pursued for months by certain poli ticians with the utmost malignity ; and the nominal Editors of the State Journal have been instruments, and are now instruments in the hands of these poli ticians in their warfare against inc. For months that paper has teemed with the most bitter personal abuse of my friends and myself. We have been as sailed as untrue to the South, and as unworthy to be trusted in the present crisis. The people have been called upon to put a "hideous mark upon our brow,'" as persons whose "wicked counsels" have brought the "present sufferings" upon the South! Indeed, this abuse has been so vile, and has been indulged in to such an extent by the State Journal, that Mayor Root, on the occasion of the examination referred to, distinctly intimated to Mr. Robinson that the course of that paper had tended to discord and breaches of the peace in this community, and that, as a Magistrate, even if be were not guilty in law of an affray, it would be his duty, on account alone of the character of the paper with which he is connected as associate Editor, to bind him to the peace. Mr. Spelman was present, and beard this warning given by the Mayor. I have paid but little attention to this abuse, and, so far as Mr. Robinson is concerned, I have never even alluded to him. I know that I can gain no credit by personal collisions, especially with such persons as Mr. Spelman and Mr. Robinson, but I trust my friends will pardon the sudden impulse under which I acted in chastising them. I intend to maintain my position firmly and fearlessly, and to tear the mask from the faces of those who owe and control the State Journal, and who, if not checked in their partizan conduct by the people themselves, will inflict great injury upon the character of the State, and divide and paralyze trje public councils at a time when a common front should be presented to our eucmies. W. W. HOLDEN. Raleigh, Dec. C, 18C1. The Nashville Banner says : S We learn from a gentleman just from Kentucky, that Andrew Johnson made a speech at Frankfort, one night about ten days ago, in which he vaunt ingly announced his intention to eat his New Year's dinner at home. Andy's ''home" will be so hot that it will scortch his meat Twelve sacks of saltpetre were received in Mem phis, Tennessee, on the 20th from While River, Arkansas. Whole Number 1393. Salt. We publish below the ordinance passed by the Convention making provision for the manufacture of salt on the sea-coast On Wednesday last Dr. John M. Worth, of Randolph, was elected Commis sioner by the Convention. Dr. Worth is an ener getic business man, and those who know him best are confident that he will make a most efficient Commissioner : REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SALT. The Committee to whom was referred the resolu tion in relation to Salt, have had the same under consideration, and instructed me to report : Tha', though they have no means of ascertaining the quantity of Salt required, or the precise amount on hand in the State, it is quite certain there is a great deficiency in the supply. It is believed by your Committee that something near hve hundred thousand bushels will be required for the use of the entire population for one year ; while it is doubtful if more than one hundred thou sand bushels is in the market, and probably less than that in private hands. It is thought there is a deficiency of three hundred thousand bushels, or more, and that one-half of this will be required in the next six or eight weeks. The only source from which any part of this de ficiency can be supplied beyond our own limits, is at the Washington County Salt Works, near Abing don, Va., and it is doubtful if one bushel from that quarter can be furnished for ten that is absolutely necessary. At this establishment about twenty five hundred bushels is furnished per day ; but so large a section of country is dependent on it, that no considerable portion of the deficiency can be ex pected from that source. It is true, that salt is be ing made in the remote portions of Texas and Ar kansas, but entirely out of reach of our people. It is then certain that we must look to our re sources and to the manufacture of it on State ac count, on our sea coast ; and though there is little being there manufactured, and none for sale, enough has been done to satisfy your Committee that an abundant supply can there be made, and at a cost greatly below its present market price. It is believed that it can be made and furnished to consumers for less than two dollars per bushel, even at this season of the year, by boiling, while it will cost much less in spring and summer seasons, when evaporation by the atmosphere and heat of the sun can be called to our aid. It is not believed that individual enterprise can be relied on to turnish any part of the supply now re quired, owing to the uncertainty as to the blockade. Your Committee, therefore, recommend that pro vision be made for manufacturing and supplying to the people of each county in the State, salt at its actual cost ; and to this end, recommend the ap pointment of a Commissioner, to be charged with the whole subject, and recommend the passage of the accompanying Ordinance. All of which is respectfully submitted. N. W. WOODFIN, Chairman. AN ORDINANCE IN REGARD TO THE SUP PLY OF SALT. 1. Be it ordained, &c., That a Commissioner be appointed by this Convention, to manufacture salt for the use of the people of this State, at such place or places as he shall judge best and that he furnish it to the people of each county at the most conve nient depot on the railroad to such county, or some navigable waters, on the payment of the cost of manufacturing and transportation, which price shall be paid on the delivery of the salt. 2. Be it further ordained, That the said Com missioner shall have full power to employ the neces sary agents and laborers, and to contract for mate rials, in the name of the State, necessary in carry ing out the provisions of this Ordinance, and to draw upon the Public Treasurer, from time to time, therefor, not exceeding the sum of one hundred thousand dollars. 3. Be it further ordained, That it shall be the duty of said Commissioner to proceed as soon as practicable to the discharge of this duty, and as salt can be made, it lie sent forward to the various de pots on the several railroads in the State, or on some navigable water for the accommodation of every section of the State, equally, and in such order as he may find best to meet the wants of the country. i. Be it further ordained. That Justices of the Peac j in the several counties in this State a majority being present may meet at the Courthouse, in term time, or in vacation of the courts, and make such order as they may prefer, touching the delivery, distribution and payment for the salt manufactured for the use of the people of such county, and to that end may advance the money out of the Treasury of the county, or otherwise: Provided, That they shall not allow the salt to be sold On speculation, or for more than the actual cost 5. Be it further ordained, That it shall not be lawful for any one to purchase more of the salt, so made, than he requires for his own use, or distribu tion, at the cost and expense of transportation ; and if any one shall purchase any salt so made, and re sell it for a profit, he shall be guilty of a misde meanor, and on conviction thereof, in any of the County or Superior Courts, shall be fined or im prisoned, at the discretion of the Court 6. Be it further ordained, That this Ordinance shall continue in force and operation during the continuance of the present war, unless the Legisla ture shall otherwise order. 7. Be it further ordained. That if the Commis sioner should die or remove from the State, resign, or refuse to act, or should prove faithless to the trust reposedain him, the Convention then not be ing in session, the Governor shall supply the vacan cy created in any of the forementioncd means. 8. Be it further ordained, That it shall be the duty of the Commissioner to make report to the Governor every month, showing the progress of the work, ltscost, etc. It shall be the duty of said Commissioner ori the first Monday of each month, to report to the Governor the quantity of salt man ufactured during the month preceding, and the dis position made of all the salt made, the cost of pro duction and transportation, and the income to the Stale on the salt made and sold, and that the Gov ernor shall lay such reports before the General As sembly at the first session, and they make such or der for change in the management of the business and settlement with the CouirMssioner as in their wisdom may seem right 0. Be it further ordained, Aat the Commission er shall, before entering on the duties of his office, take an oath of office and give bond payable to the State in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars with security to be approved by the Governor, and shall take bond and ample security from every agent by him appointed, whose duties shall require him to receive or pay out money, and that all such bends shall be payable to the State of North-Carolina. 10. Be it further ordained. That the Commis sioner shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hun dred dollars and his travelling expenses. Read three Ames and ratified in open Convention the day of A. D., 1801. The South Carolina Legislature has passed reso lutions with only one dissenting voice, expressive of confidenceMn the patriotism and ability of President t A Davis and he Administration. Ihis is more grati fyinfTrom the fact that some'efforts seem to have been made in that quarter to impair confidence in the conduct of the Confederate affairs. We are glad to see, however, that, with such gratifying unanimity, the Legislature of South Carolina has endorsed the universal judgment of the other States, and shares in the univeiAkamVNaWnt of hearty confidence. Pkf.vrntino Planting .uafhe Senate of. Mississippi has adopted a pweWle and resolution proposing the passage of effective laws preventing the growing of another cotton crop until the one is disposed of. , tfce Lkteit Newi. Ths Legislature of South Carolina has eWeta Robert W. Barnwell and James L On- Confederate States' Senators. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the Confederate States, assembled at AugtuU, Georgia, on the 4th. The Rev. Francis McFarland was chosen Moderator. The campaign in Western Virginia is said tt be virtually closed for the present Gen. Floyd has fallen back to within thirty miles of the Va. a4 Tennessee Railroad. Gen. Loring still holds his position near Cheat Mountain. , it-.' There is oo important news from Kentucky. Every tiling is said to be quiet at Manasmi. We have rumors of skirmishes on the Potomac, but there seems to be no great probability of a general battle. It ia stated that twelve more regiments warn transferred from Washington to the Alexandria side of the Potomac on Saturday last Latest rxox Eunore. Thirty-five thousand 1 of cotton were sold m Liverpool on the 11th ami' 12th of November, at an advance. The London Timet seeks to calm the general dismay consequeaV on the short supply of cotton. It says there is a ground for national alarm. An important Council was held in Paris on the 12th November. The Paris Constitutions! urges that American ingratitude enables France to witness the disruption of the Union with the utmost indff ferer.ee. There was a report that England wonld invite the United States to join in the expedition to Mexico. .... The Spanish journals refer to a probable Spanish protectorate as the result of the expedition. For the 9ti Four Ellen, Va., 5ov. 27. 1861. Mr. Holdks :' Your readers have been Ignorant of the manoeuvres of the 4th regiment of Notth Carolina volunteers for some time past, ana taking; it for granted that a letter from camp would not be objectionable, I ask a small space in your paper to day for the purpose of giving-one. , . '" Out regiment is still near Smithfteld. We have finished our winter quarters, and are as well satis fied and as comfortable as any regiment of men can wish to be. Since we have got in our quarters, the camp has been changed from Camp Bee to Fort Bee. Two companies, the Raleigh Rifles and Cleaveland Blues, have been quartered at the Bay for the win ter. They have also got into their quarters, and the camp is called Fort Ellen, in honor of Colonel Daniel's estimable lady. The two companies are under the command of Maj. Faison. It was rutucred through camp the other day, and the rumor is still rife, that we were going to.be sent to Kentucky, which meets the general disapproba tion of all the soldiers I have conversed with on the subject Now, if we had been sent there a month or two ago, we could not have been pleased better, but after having worked and toiled to build quar ters to make us comfortable during the winter, and fortifications to protect us, we arc loth to leave them, and go to a colder region, where wc will have noth ing but worn-out tents to protect us from the snow storms which are frequent in western Kentucky. . We hae heard with much astonishment of the ap pointment of L. O'B. Branch as a Brigadier General in the Confederate States army. I guess he has forgotten that when the Raleigh Rifles were formed he appeared before the company and made a speech of nearly an hour's length, throwing office to the dogs announcing that he was among the first to bring on the war, and that he was going fully into the fight as a private in the company he then ad- . dressed. As soon as the meeting of the company . adjourned, he proceeded to the Court-house, where , a meeting of the citizens had convened. As soon as he entered the hall, he was called on by the au- rik. dience for a speech. He responded to the call, and in his remarks he went on to tell his listeners about . h is volunteering that he hoped they would go and do as he had done that Ae had set them an ex ample ; (and I doubt not but at the same time, he had a commission in his pocket) The sentiment of all the soldiers that I have heard speak of his ap pointment, is, " God deliver us from such Generals as General Branch." Cols. Daniel and Lovejoy have been sick for the . past few .weeks, but are now improving rapidly. ... The health of the regiment is tolerably good. The Raleigh Rifles held an election yesterday, for first Lieutenant, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Lieut Sion H. Rogers. Mr. Quentin Busbee was unanimously elected. ALPH0520. The Norfolk Bay Book says it is in contemplation to hold an indignation meeting in that city for tha regulation of the price of salt. Alabama Pikes. The Legislature of Ala'ianm, on the 27th, appropriated $6 000 for the purpose of arming the 48th Regiment, Alabama Militia, mt Mobile, with pikes and bowie-knives. The pattern is said to be formidable and destructive. -' For the Standard. TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. At a meeting of tbo " Moore County Independ ents," Company H., 2Cth Regiment N. C. Volun teers, held at Camp, near Carolina City, on the 29th day of November, 1861, on motion, Capt Mar tin was called to the Chair, and Lieut C. Dowd, Richard Street and Duncan Kelly appointed a com mittee to draft resolutions, who reported as fol lows : When the aged pilgrim, weary of life, yearns for rest and dies, we feel that it is but a momentary af fliction, which, in the ordinary course of nature, must needs be expected. But when the young man just ripening for usefulness and honor, with bright hopes and prospects before him, ia cut down as by a mighty blow, then is our reasoning baffled, and our philosophy put to the blush, and we can but ex claim : " Truly the ways of Providence are myste rious, and past finding out" Whereas, Death has again invaded our ranks, and stricken down by the hand of disease our much esteemed fellow soldier, Dr. D. W. Shaw. Resolved, That in the death of Dr. Shaw, our company has lost one of its most worthy and patri otic members, and the Regiment a kind, attentive and ski'ful physician and surgeon. Resolved, That the deceased, by his faithful per formance of duty, his polite and affable manner, his upright and manly deportment, his noble and gen erous heart, and his extraordinary kindness and at tention to the sick, has engraven his memory deep in our hearts ; and while we sorrow that he is dead, it affords us no little solace to remember that he sacrificed his life, which was full of promise for the future, in the cause of his country, ministering to the sick and afflicted of the Regiment. Resolved, That we offer our sympathy to the aged mother, and to the brother and sister of the de ceased, assuring them, that whilst the one has lost a dear son, snd the others an affectionate and war thy brother, we too, by the same sad dispensation, have lost a friend, a brother, a noble comrade in arms, whose death has thrown a heavy pall of gloom over our entire camp, and filled every bean with the most unfeigned sadness and sorrow. Resolved, That these proceedings be published in the Standard, Observer, snd Presbyterian, snd that a copy be sent to the family of the deceased. W. P. HAKlLiN, C um n. C. Dowd, i Richard Street, Committee. Dcxcah Kelly, j TRINITY COLLEGE. THE NEXT TEEM WILL COMMENCE JAN.?. IMS. The College ia in foil operation, with a earnaMe Faculty , elaaaes of good aiu, and evcrythiag asaaaaiy for tboroojfh Collegiate education. Whole aebeaaee for ten month, about ties. Addreuieuoteraiiiat"TriatyOc4te(te.N.a E.OEAVEN. December 3, 1861. 4S wtt THE US1VKRSITY OP I0RTH-CAQLII Chapel HiH. THE NEXT SESSION WILL BEGIN ON DAY IHfh JANUARY is. This lastUation, sitnatea" in s rejtioe remarkably seal t oL eaa tameae frum the seat of war, has aan leMM fat operation finee February, 1 75. At So pwvibef V have the meua and opportunities or imawveowit ' greatutheraowere. oAVIO L. 8WA? l'UCmur;i low 1 .