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B i LEIGH : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1802.
The Latest News.
2&D Orleans surrender!, and evacuated by our
The few items of news from the South for several
days past, have filled the public mind with the most
fearful apprehensions as to the fate of New Orleans.
The passage of one or two of the enemy's gunboats
above Fort Jackson was effected on Friday last,
which produced intense excitement in New Orleans.
All the cotton and the steamboats not used for
removing coin and other valuables were destroyed
at once. The fact that the two heavy iron-clad bat
teries, the Louisiana and Mississippi were there to
confront the enemy, led the public off from the
scene of action, to hope that New Orleans was still
safe. It was known too that the government had
expended a large amount of labor and money for
the defence of thai City, and the public were assured
that if Forts Jackson and St Phillip were silenced
or taken, that still more formidable fortifications lay
between them and the City, which rendered it im
pregnable. Subsequent rumors represented the enemy before
the city, but still some hoped the Crescent City was
safe. Our last mails, however, have removed all
doubt, and the public must yield to the settled as
surance, sad as it is, that New Orleans Juts fallen.
Official dispatches received at Richmond on Mon
day morning, confirm its falL The enemy approach
ed the city in gun boats and demanded a surrender.
Gen. Lovell refused to surrender, but evacuated the
city with his troops, falling baek to Camp Moore,
on the Jackson Railroad, after destroying cotton
and stores which he was unable to remove. The
iron clad steamer Mississippi was burnt .to prevent
her falling into the possession of the enemy.
There is a rumor that the iron-clad steamer Loui
siana was sunk by the first fire of the enemy's
After the large amount expended, the length of
time employed in the defence of the city, and the
flourish of trumpets kept up of its imprcgnaga
bility by the government agents and the press, the
intelligence is astounding. By this time we fear,
Memphislias fallen, and the Mississippi is entirely
open to the enemy, cutting off Louisiana, Texas,
Arkansas and Missouri from the South.
We confess we have no heart for comment In
efficiency, imbecility and disaster are playing sad
work with the South. This affair demands investi
gation, and calls for the most prompt measures.
With the Richmond Enquirer, we say:
" Let us have diligence among our officers, in the
"place of foolish boastings ; and a healthy distrust of
the completeness of our defences which shall inspire
constant vigilance, in the place of that insane self
confidence, in itself disgraceful, and which has been
the source of so many humiliations. And no man
must stand for a day in the way of the cause. We
trust that the President will always, and without a
moment's hesitation, and in disregard of interested
clamor, dismiss or supersede any man who shows
himself indolent or incapable, and will fill his place
V'th a man of better promise. The country is in an
exigency and needs her best men to lead her bravest
From Torktown we have no news. Small skin
misbes and the play of shells and musketry con
tinue, but nothing serious has occurred. Much
doubt is now expressed of a fight on the Peninsula.
The landing of troops up the Rappahannock leads
to the impression that McClellan is removing a part
of his force from the Peninsula, and that the attack
upon Richmond will be from the front Our troops
are concentrating at the point to meet the enemy.
Rumor says that a force of 10,000 Federals is at
Lexington, Ky., to move upon Cumberland Gap.
It is also said that the enemy is fortifying at Hunts
We have no tidings from Memphis, or Corinth,
5 gr Savannah, or Newbern.
There was a rumor a day or two ago that the
- Yankees were landing a force at Elizabeth City to
march upon South Mills again. It is now said they
are landing forces at Currituck Court House, and a
battle is expected.
, The Conveution.
It will be seen that the Convention passed an or
dinance on Saturday last, authorizing the inagura
tion of the Governor elect at the next August elec
tion, to take place on the second Monday of Sep
tember next, and continuing Gov. Clark in office
until that period. See the ordinance and r proceed
ings in another column.
The proceedings of Monday are crowded out.
Bat little of general interest transpired. The most
of the session was consumed upon the ordinance to
exempt the people called Quakers from military
duty. An amendment requiring each one of them
subject to military duty to pay $100 in lieu of the
service, passed by a vote of 37 to 31. The subject
was still under discussion when the Convention
went into secret session.
A Word to the Soldiers.
We have a large list of subscribers in the army,
but some of them, especially the privates, fail-to get
their papers, because they neglect to give us the
letter of tlte company to which they belong, as
well as the number of the Regiment We beg them
to be particular about this.
Kittrell's Springs. It will be seen by the ad
vertisement in our paper to-day, that this popular
and heaith-bestowing resort will be ready for the
reception of visitors on the 15th of May. We speak
from both experience and observation when we say,
that the hotel .accommodations are superior, and the
water is really and highly beneficial to those who
use it The proprittors omit neither pains nor ex
pense to render their guests comfortable.
More Arms. We rejoice to learn from a source
entitled to credit that within the last few days a
Confederate vessel has arrived safely in a Confeder
ate port with a good supply of arms.
Battle of Shiloh. We occupy much space to
day with an account of the recent battles near Cor
inth, Miss., -furnished by a correspondent of the
Richmond Dispatch. After that was in type, we
received a letter furnished us by a lady in Chapel
Hill, written by a young man a native of this State,
a member of the Texas Rangers, who was in the
fight It shall appear in our next
Correspondents. Several articles, received from
our iriends are excluded for want of space. Our
friend " Martin Mezzotint," will oblige us if he will
furnish us any facts or interesting incidents occur
ring in the Army of Pamlico, w.hich ought to be
Major Wm. Gaston Lewis, of the 83d regiment
North-Uarolina Troops, has been elected Lieutenant
Colonel of the 43d regiment, now at Camp Mangum,
near this City.. Maj. Lewis is the son of Dr. John
W. Lewis, formerly of this place. We are glad
to see eiir Raleigh boys promoted, when they
Impressment of Arms. ' '
we learn that during the lateiestsinn rnnnwsa
at Richmond, as soon as CoL Gaither, of this State,
saw the advertisement of Maj. Ashe calling for arms,
and threatening if they were not promptly delivered
up to impress them, he introduced a resolution in
quiring of the President if he had authorized Major
Ashe to impress the arms of our citizens. ' Colonel
Gaither took occasion to remind the House of Rep
resentatives of the large quantity of arms which
North-Carolina had already furnished to the Confed
erate States, and of the numerous sacrifices which
her people had made in the cause. He declared
that his State was still ready and anxious to do her
full part in defending and sustaining the Confeder
ate cause, and to furnish more arms if they could be
safely spared ; but he protested against the assump
tion of authority by the common government to in
vade the Ijouses of our people, and to search for arid
seize their arms. . He desired to know if the Presi
dent had delegated this authority to Maj, Ashe, and
hence his resolution of inquiry.
One of Col. Gaither's colleagues, Mr. McDowell,
we believe, stated that CoL Gorgas of the. Ordnance
Department, had authorized Maj. Ashe to make this
impressment, but he did not admit or deny that the
President had given this authority. Mr. McDowell
moved to lay the resolution on the table, and, a ma
jority of Col. Gaither's colleages voting with Mr.
McDowell and others, the resolution was tabled.
Before this was done, however, a Mr. Singleton, of
Mississippi, replied to Col. Gaither, and took occa
sion to be very severe on North-Carolina, declaring
that our people, if they were not disposed to give
up their arms, ought to have their houses searched
and their arms taker, from them. Col. Gaither de
fended our people and their rights boldly and fear
lessly, but he was voted down, and the House re
fused to make an inquiry involving a high Constitu
tional right And not only this, but none of the
proceedings on the subject were permitted to find
their way into the Richmond papers 1 They were
But on a subsequent day, and as soon as Gov.
Clark's proclamation was received in Richmond, for
bidding Maj. Ashe to impress arms, Col. Gaither
again rose, and asked that the proclamation of the
Governor be read to the House. The House refused
to take up Col. Gaither's resolution of inquiry, and
refused to have the Governor's proclamation read.
We state these facts without comment We have
only to add that CoL Gaither deserves the thanks
of his constituents and the people of the State for
the bold and manly manner in which he defended
their rights and character on the occasions refer
Re-Oroanization op Regiments. The re-organization
of regiments under the late act of Congress,
and the organization of new regiments, makes room
by the retiring of some for the promotion of others,
and gives to the new regiments the opportunity of
selecting men of experience and those who have
seen service, for their field officers. Our regiments
in Virginia who have borne the brunt for nearly a
a year, and those who were actively in the fight at
the battle of Newbern, could no doubt furnish from
their list of Captains many who are every way com
petent for the position of Major, Lieutenant Colonel
. or Colonel. There are Capt Settle and others of the
13th and 14th on the Peninsula ; Capt W ebster, who
was in the Mexican war, and others of CoL Vance's
regiment ; and there are Cap Is. Davidson, SIcRac,
Taylor and others, of Col. Campbell's regiment of
State Troops, and others of the several regiments
whose names do not now occur to us, who would
meet public expectation in any position in which
they might be placed.
In addition to this there are many lieutenants and
privates modest men in the State Troops and
twelve months volunteers, who would make good
It is a duty of the most imperative character rest
ing upon those in whose hands the selection of offi
cers has been placed, to put the best men in com
mand that can be procured. No efforts at elec
tioneering no private or personal considerations
no official dictation, should influence in the selection.
Those upon whom the resposibility rests, must re
collect they have their country and not men tc
serve, and hence they should use every effort to
secure those to command who in all respects are
best fitted for it
Beware! We have heard a rumor to the effect
that a distinguished citizen of Bertie County has
been threatened with arrest on the ground that he
is a suspected person ; and we have learned also
that other citizens are in danger of being arrested
and sent to Richmond, on the mere suspicion that
they are untrue to the South If any cf our citizens
plot against the government, or adhere to our ene
mies, let them be arrested, and punished ; but we
warn the government not to lay its hands, except
for good cause, on citizens of this State. Our people
are determined, while resisting one despotism, not
to become the victims of another. No State, with
the exception of Virginia, has done as much for the
Confederate cause as North-Carolina; and she is
willing to do all she can for that cause in the future
but she will not stand by and see her citizens ar
rested on mere suspicion, and carried to Richmond
and immured in dungeons, to be tried when it suits
the convenience of the government The late Uuion
men of this State are as true to the South as the
original secessionists; and it will not do even to
threaten such men with arrest on mere suspicion,
or to put their names in a black list Let the gov
ernment act only on full information from unpreju
diced and reliable sources, and not give ear to charges
which are the result of passion, or of political or
The Yankee Dead on the Warwick, We learn
from a friend at Yorktown, that Gen. McClellan, af
ter the recent skirmish between the 15th regiment
and others of our troops and the enemy on the War
wick river, left his dead unburied and his wouded to
flounder in the mud and'water until death relieved
their sufferings. Gen. Johnston offered to Gen.
McClellan the privilege of burying his dead and
caring for hfs wounded with unarmed men, but the
latter insisted on sending armed men to perform
this duty. Gen. Johnston then proposed that he
would perform this duty himself, with unarmed
men, and some were sent out for the purpose, and
were fired upon by the Yankee sharpshooters. It
is only necessary to state these facte to show the
benevolence of Gen. Johnston and the cruelty of
Western North Carolina. We regret to learn
from the Asheville News, that the Lincolnites from
East Tennessee are committing depredations and
giving our people in the West some trouble. Since
the declaration of martial law over East Tennessee
by President Davis, the disaffected of that region
have flocked over into the Laurel Mountains, and.it
is supposed that nearly 1,000 are in Madison Coun
ty. , They have robbed number of persons and
houses, and a Mr. Davis was brutally murdered for
refusing to deliver up his gmu Companies from
Madison and Buncombe have gone to attack nem.
We hope to hear soon that they have killed or cap
tured them, or driven them from the State. .
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Fifteenth Regiment at Torktown.
A friend has furnished us with the followine'cor-
rect list of the killed and wounded of this regiment.
the recent skirmish with the enemy on Warwick
river. We learn that nnlv unn m th nwimnt
were engaged, against three or four times their
lumoer. ibe enemv had taken nautegsion of the
rifle pits, and the 15th fought" them two hours and
fifteen minutes, without aid from any quarter, and
tengtu drove them back with heavy loss:
Killed. CoL McKinney : Private fandells, com
pany B; Joseph Towery, Compaq); William
c men, company V; Jbancis Gilbfetywompany
5th Sergeant H. M. Clendenin, coif anj H ; Pri
vates Elmsley Steel, company Hflrfardy Wood,
company H ; James H. Parker, company I ; Wil
liam Boon, company K; J. 8. Fooshee. company M;
M. H. Bennett, company M 12. - ' - ;
Wounded. Capt S. F. Stanscll. company A.
dangerously ; 2nd Sergeant, A. V. Helms, company
U, mortally; Corporal B. G. Coon, company B;
Private Thos Mills, since dead, company B : Private
Francis 'Cuthbertson, company B; Wv C. Wolf,
company B ; F. R. Barcrew, company B ; James
Downs, siuce dead, comnanv D : John Sherrard.
company E ; W. A. A vera, company F; John Mc
Donald and Francis Morrison, company F; Samuel
1). Gordon, company G ; W. G. C. Bradshaw, com
pany H ; C. C. McMurray, John L. Ray, W. H.
Guthrie, F. B, Mays, company H ; Richard Green,
company I ; 2nd Lieut J. J. Reid, company K ;
Ord. Serg. R. W. Thomas, company K ; 2d Serg.
G. H. Griffin, company E: 4th Sere. J. B. Arm
strong, company K ; 1st Corp. John Dillard, 3rd do.
William lhompson, since dead; Private S. K. till
Hard, J. W. J. Melton, J, W. Batts, J. H. Freeman,
all company K ; Brevet 2d Lt L. J. Merritt, com
pany M ; Private S. M. Rigsbee, company M. Lt
Merritt, who was wounded in the arm, passed thro
this place on Saturday, on his way home. We are
glad to hear that his wound is not a dangerous one.
A Flutter. The Conscription bill authorizes the
President to call out and place in the military ser
vice of the Confederate States for three- years, all
white male residents of the Confederate States, be
tween the ages of 18 and 35. The Charleston Mer
cury says, that this has caused a flutter among the
800 alien residents of that City, who have chimed
the protection of the Foreign Consuls. We suppose
there are some in this State who will have to turn
out unless they can secure a berth in some of the
departments of the State and Confederate govern
ments. It is said that it is rather a poor recom
mendation to the authorities in this State or in the
Confederacy, to have been born in North Carolina,
whatever qualifications for office a man may have.
This efficient branch of the service, when the
country is invaded like Virginia, Tennessee and
Eastern North Carolina, we have several times urged
upon the attention of our men of courage and en
terprise. We have some daring men, trained -fox-hunters,
who can do much in this service. Four or
five such companies led by men of the right stamp,
could drive the foraging and marauding parties con
nected with Burnside's forces, who are committing
such depredations in Jones, Carteret and Onslow
Counties, into his lines and keep them there or kill
and capture them. Where are the men for this
The late Congress passed an act authorizing the
President to commission officers to form bands of
Partizan Rangers, in companies, battalions or regi
ments, and to be entitled to the same pay, &c, as
other officers and soldiers. We hope to hear of
bands of Partizan Rangers raised in this State.
Weak-headed or weak-hearted men will not do for
this service. It takes men of great resources and
true courage to command them. . If we bad fifty
Jack Morgans, employment could be found for all,
Goversor. A correspondent of the Charlotte
Bulletin, says that the exigences of the country de
mand " the right men in the right place." This is
sound doctrine. He says that Wm. Johnston, Esq.,
is the right man in the right place, as President of
the Railroad. We think with him precisely, and
believe that Mr. Johnston would find himself in the
wrong place if the people were to make him Gov
ernor. This writer also proposes Gen. D. H. Hill
for Governor. We respectfully submit that Gen.
Hill is in the right place in command of a division
on the Peninsula. '
Frexxh Minister. The opinion is expressed in
the Northern papers that the object of the "French
Minister's visit to Richmond was in connection with
the French Consulates in the Southern Confed
The following sensible protest was recently pre
sented by Mr. Foster of Alabama, and entered upon
the journals of the House of Representatives of the
Confederate Congress, against the passage of the bill
placing the control of all the Railroads in the South
ern Confederacy under the supreme control of Presi
" We, the undersigned, members of the first ses
sion of the first Permanent Congress, beg most re
spectfully to enter this, our most solemn protest,
against the passage of an act entitled 'An act to
provide for the safe and expeditions transportation
of troops and munitions of war by railroad,' and, in
justification of the same, to lay before the House and
the country the following as our reasons, viz:
'1. Wrf believe that there is no power granted
by the Constitution, either expressed or implied,
that authorizes or justifies Congress in appropriat
ing or seizing the property of States or persons, and
placing the same, either for temporary or permanent
purposes, in the hau&f the Executive, or in any
wise disposing of the
ame without the consent of
the owners thereof.
On the contrary, we believe
that the Constitution
Vpressly prohibits ana denies
such power, for arti
sec. 9. expressly ueciares
that "The right of
' people to be secure in their
and effects against unreason
persons, houses, papa
able searches and seiz
ed shall not be violated. .
" 2. We believe that this act did it becomo a law,
would bo subversive of, and in direct contravention
to, the great and fundamental principles of State
sovereignty ; the right to regulate their own domes
tic institutions being one of those inalienable and
sacred rights reserved by the States composing our
Confederacy, and the destruction of which would
inevitably tend to tjje speedy destruction of our lib
" 3. We believe the Act to be altogether inexpe
dient and uncalled for, and that the several railroads
in the Confederate States all of which have been
prompt and willing,. to aid the government to the
very utmostof thejr capacity, and at reduced charges
. have been, and will continue to be, far better man
aged by their respective Presidents and Directories,
chosen by the stockholders, who are more conver
sant with all the minute and complicated details of
their roads, and the proper and economical manage
ment of their means of transportation, than the
Executive or his military subordinates could possibly
be.. - .-
"For these ndother equally cogent reasons,
which must occur, to every intelligent mind not un
reasonably depressed by exigencies and vicissitudes,
through which Providence has decreed that we
should pass in ou progress to national indepen
dence; and which we hope and believe are but the
precursors oi victory and success, we protest against
said act, and respectfully request that this our pro
test bs entered On the journal. -(Simed)
"AUGUSTUS R., WRIGHT.
"THOMAS J. FOSTER."
: Beaojetard a Model General. ,
No one man in the Southern Confederacy so fatf
fills the public eye at this time, as Gen. Beauregard. '
His entire course Since. the beginning: of the wy
excites the admiration of the public, and challenges
the confidence and esteem of iD, : The interests of
the Mississippi Valley, if not the fete of the Con
federacy, rest upon hfs shoulders. His character
istic modesty and his consideration for the soldiers
under his command unite them to him as children
to a father, and inspire hope and confidence among
his soldiers. The following orders issued recently
to the Army of the Mississippi, exhibit- the real
qualities of bis head and his heart :
Headquaktsrs Army or the Mississippi, )
Corinth-, April 17, 1862. f
Soldier of the Army of the West : You have '
bravely fought the iuvadere of your soil two days in
his own position ; fought your superior in. numbers,
in arms, in all appliances of war. Your success has
been signal ; his losses have been immense, out
numbering yours in all save personal Worth of slain.
You drove him from his camp to the shelter of his
iron clad gunboats, whidh alone saved him from
complete disaster ; you captured artillery,- more than
twenty-five flags and standards and tents, and over
3000 prisoners. You have done your duty ; your
Commanding General thanks you ; your countrymen
are proud of your deeds on the bloody field of Shi
loh confident in thetiltimate results of your valor.
Soldiers Untoward events saved the enemy from
annihilation. His insolent presence still pollutes'
your soil His hostile flag still flaunts before you.
There can be no peace so long as these things are.
Trusting that God is with us as with our fathers,
let us seek to be worthy of His favor and resolved'
to be independent or perish in the strule.
The following order upon the ueegssity of milita
ry discipline will strike the reader as worthy of imi
tation by all the commanders in our army. Read
"For the sake of the cause in defence of which
we are all engaged in this critical hour, the General
Commanding is impelled to appeal to the good sense
and patriotism of the officers of this army to give
prouipt-and zealous heed and obedience to all orders
emanating from superior authority. Implicit obe
dience to the orders of your superiors is thg soul of
discipline, and is essential to give unity, energy,
success to military operations. With it an army
becomes disciplined a perfect, yet disciplined, ma
chine, calm and steady amid the greatest danger,
and easily wielded by its commanders. Without it,
an army is soon converted into an armed mob, una
vailable in action and inefficient Setting an exam
ple of obedience to the men, their control will be
easy. Teach and inspire your junior officers and
men with the conviction that there must be disci
pline in this army, a strict discipline, but not hu
miliating, a subordination to authority founded on
a sense of its absolute necessity for our success1,
rather than upon the mere orders of service. And
the General Commanding feels assured he will be
able to lead you successfully to the credit of your
country, and your renown. But otherwise he can
anticipate only disaster and a disgraceful issue of
Let our commanders high and low ponder the
propriety and the wisdom of the following sentence
found in the above : " Teach and inspire your ju
nior officers and men with the conviction that there
must he discipline in this army, a strict discipline,
hit not humiliating, a subordination to authority
founded on a sense of its absolute necessity for suc
cess, rather than upon the mere orders of service."
Wise and well considered words, by a wise man.
Let our petty tyrants in camp and in the field learn
a lesson from Beauregard. " A strict discipline, but
not humiliating," no requirement which reduces a
proud citizen of the Confederacy to a slave, but such
restraint and conformity to rule as will make a sol
dier, but still a freeman. If Beauregard were the
exemplar of the army, we should conquer in every
battle, and our cause ere this would have been tri
umphant Gen. Holmes' General Order.
We clip from the Wilmington Journal, the fol
lowing General Order of Gen. Holmes in relation to
the new military bill, known as the conscription
law, recently passed by Congess :
Head Quarters. Dep't of North-Carolina,")
Goldsbouo', April 16th, 1862. j
UEXERAL UHPEKS i0. 1.
The following main features of an act just passed
by the Congress, and approved .by the President of
the Confederate States, are published for the infor
mation and government of all concerned :
All white males, citizens of the Confederate States,
between' the ages of eighteen and thirty-five years,
who are not legally exempt, from military duty, are
placed in the military service of the Confederacy.
All twelve months volunteers within those ages
are to serve two years from the expiration Of their
original term of enlistment, and all twelve months
volunteers under eighteen and over thirty-five years
of age will remain in service ninety days in addition
to their original term, unless their places are sooner
supplied by recruits. The twelve months volun
teers who have not received bounty or furloughs are
to have them the furloughs to be granted in such
numbers and at such times as the Secretary of War
may deem compatible with the public service. Re
enlistments for the purpose of changing from one
regiment, battalion or company to another, unless
already perfected by actual transfer are in effect
cancelled, and all authorities to raise new corps are
vacated, unless within thirty days from the passage
of the act the organization of the 8'ime is complete
and the corps contains the requisite number of men
recruited from persons not in service. Companies
of Infantry will have one hundred and twenty-live
men ; of field Artillery, one hundrtd and fifty, and
of Cavalry eighty enlisted men.
All corps of twelve months volunteers shall have
the right within forty days, on a day to be fixed by
their Brigade commander to elect all the officers
which they had a right heretofore to elect and such
officers will be commissioned by the President All
white males between the ages of eighteen and thirty
five years, subject to military duty and not now in
service, are to be enrolled, mustered in, and sent to
the old regiments. All discharges from expiration
of term of service and transfers of ro-enlisted men
will be immediately stopped.
. The General Commanding the Department hopes
that all will yield a cheerful obedience to this law
so clearly dictated by the necessities of the coun
try. At the very crisis of our struggle, with the
vast armies of the enemy threatening to overrun
the valley of the Mississippi, and pressing to the
gates of the Capital, the Chief Magistrate and Con
gress of the Confederacy respond to the unanimous
voice of the country and insist that her trained sol
diers shall not forsake her until the battle is fought
and independence won.
Is there a brave and true man in this army who
will not rally to the side of his comrades already
enlisted for the war ?
The General Commanding feels that that spirit of
devotion and self-sacrifice which has nerved the citi
zen soldier amid the privations of an inactive winter
campaign will not be wanting now upon the eve of
decisive battles. . .
Commanders of Brigades and detached corps are
charged with the execution of the foregoing act as
far as it relates to the troops of then commands.
'By command of
Major-General T. H. HOLMES.
(Signed) ARCHER ANDERSON, A. A. G.
Gov. Graham. We have taken some pains,
for the last few weeks, to ascertain the sentiments
of the people in regard to the approaching guberna
torial election, and find there is a very strong cur
rent of popular feeling running in favor of Hon. Wm.
A. Graham, for Governor, in this section of the
State. ' '. ' . '
We have conversed, and otherwise communicated,
with influential persons from Davidson, Davie,
Yadkin, Surry, Stokes, Wilkes, Ashe, Iredell, Rock
ingham,.and learn that Mr. Graham is the choice
of a large majority of the people of those counties.'
So far as Forsyth is concerned, we twlieve she is
almost a unit for Mr. Graham, as the man for the
times. Salem Pre.-
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was short, tv wtf thought that no alttu
made on the fort, bu ?t to starve them ...
would seem that thiy a.r afraid to ncou -
The correspondence of the BaltimJ J
that (he popular elections in Illinois and Sr"r York
show great democratic gains. In many of the i?orth
Western and Western States there is a mamest ten
dency towardsapolitieal revolution, Xw
AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE ELEC
" w. ' I0N 0F GOVERNOR.
Ti!:r k ? the construction which, in prac
&wf8irncteth Constitution of the State,
ke; f the Senate, in case ot a vacancy in
the office of Governor, shall exercise the powers of
Governor, by virtue of his office as Speaker, and
without vacating the same; which said office of
bpeaker must cease and determine with that of the
incumbent as a Senator, upon the election of his
successor in the next succeeding Senate and the
same construction would apply to the succession of
the Speaker of the House of Commons to the exer
cise of the powers of Governor, and, whereas, ac
cording (o this construction, a vacancy will take
place in the office of Governor from and after the
day of the next election on the first Thursday in
August next untii the first day of January, A. D.,
1863, against which it is the duty of this Conven
tion to provide ; therefore,
1. Beit ordained, tc, That the person who shall
be elected Governor of this State at tbe next regu
lar election on the first Thursday in August next,
as now provided for by law, shall also fill the office
and discharge the duties of Governor of this State
from the 2d Monday of September, until his suc
cessor shall be qualified.
2. The proper returning officers of every county,
shall, as soon as the result of the election is known
in his county, transmit to the Secretary of State a
statement of the votes taken in his county for Gov
ernor, which statement shall be made up from the
poll books of his county, as is now prescribed by
3. That the Secretary of State, the Treasurer and
Comptroller, shall, on the 4th Thursday in August
next and in the presence of the Governor, proceed
to examine said returns and ascertain and declare
what person shall have received the greatest num
ber of votes, whereupon the Governor shall issue
his proclamation declaring such person duly elected
Governor of this State from the 2d Monday of Sep
tember, A. D., 1S62, until his successor shall be
4. ' That the person so declared and proclaimed
Governor, as aforesaid, shall, on the 2d Monday of
September, 1802, appear before tome Judge of the
Supreme Court, or some one of the Judges of the
Superior Courts of Law, and take and subscribe the
oath how prescribed by law for the qualification of
Governor of this State, and shall immediately enter
upon the discharge ot the duties of bis office, which
oath, so taken and subscribed, shall be filed, in the
office of the Secretary of State.
5. That his Excellency Henry T. Clark shall con
tinue to hold the office and discharge all the duties
of Governor of this State from the first Thursday
in August until the 2d Monday in September next,
or until his successor shall be qualified, as fully to
all intents and purposes as he has heretofore done,
and shall receive the usual salary in proportion to
his extended term of service. :-
MrsiTE Men. Col. Pulliam in chartre of the Con
federate States Armory at Asheville, in this State,
has organized all the artizans into a company, who
are to hold themselves in readiness for any emer
gency. C. J. Shcvir, is Captain, and Messrs. Clay
ton, Maybus and Reid, Lieutenants.
There was quite a scene in the Washington House
of Representatives on the 16th. Mr. Vallandigham
stated the rumor that Secretary Chase had gone to
Pennsylvania to arrange an alleged defalcation with
Secretary Cameron, whereat Mr. Covode was great
. Buncombe Artillert. The Asheville NewsBje
that this company has been organized, by the elec
tion of the following officers : W. M. Hardy, Capt ;
W. H. Deaver, Pleasant Israel, and J. T. Weaver,
The bill to abolish slavery in the District of Col
umbia has -become a law, and Lincoln has appointed
commissioners to investigate and determine the value
and validity of claims under the act , We notice
the name of Daniel R. Goodloe, a native of North
Carolina, among the commissioners. Goodloe has
been an abolitionist, and a noted office-holder and
hanger-on for years in Washington City.
Lieut Crowder, of the 11th Louisiana, who lost
his right hand at Belmont, lost his left hand at
Shiloh. He still clings to our cause, refusing to
Small Matter. The Federals claim to have taken
200 Confederate prisoners at Shiloh.
Gen. George B. Crittenden, of the Confederate
Army, displeased at the treatment received from the
Confederate authorities, has resigned, and talks of
going to Texas. Unless George quits whiskey, his
services can be dispensed with.
Gen. Braxton Bragg has been made a full Gen
eral A position to which his abilities entitle him.
S. B. Todd, a, brother of Mrs. 'Lincoln, was
wounded and diedjon the battle-field of Shiloh.
The Richmond Enquirer says that there is a
pretty fair supply of U. S. Treasury notes in Rich
mond, and enquires where they come from. If what
the Examiner says about the number of Yankee
spies employed in the different departments at Rich
mond be true, it can be accounted for.
The election returns in the Petersburg District
indicate that Charles F. Collier, Esq. of Petersburg,
has been elected to the Confederate Congress to fill
the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Roger
F. Prior, Esq., who it seems has been made a Brig
Adjutant General's Office, 1
. Raleigh, April 28, 1862. (
General Order, I -No.
ALL COMPANIES AUTHORIZED BY THE GOV
EBNOK to be rniced prior to tbe passage of tbe
known as tbe "Conscription Bill, must come to
Camp Mangnm, near this City, before tbe 17th day-of
May, otherwise tbey will not be received. All those not
in by that time will be Subject to tbe War Department
under that law, and bad belter remain at home till order
ed ly that Department.
By order of Gov. Clabk : . - -
' J. G. MARTI IT,
April 29, 182- 18-wfct
f" All papers in the State copy twice.
THE RECENT ACT OF CONGRESS REQUIRES
euch Company to be raised to 125 rank and file. Com
pany E, of my regiment requires 28 men, (from Chatham
county ;) Compnny G, from Chatham, SO men ; Company
B, from Union connty, 28 men ; Company C, from Wilkes,
50 men ; Company D, from Wake, wants 70 men ; Com
pany K, from Anson, wants 51 men ; Company H, from
Moore county, wants 16 men ; Company A, from Ashe
county, wants 83 men. Men liable to draft in those coun
ties had better come along at once and fill up their com
panies like white men, and not wait for tbe sheriff to bring
them to me. Z. B. VANCE,
i Col. 26th Kegt. N. C Troops.
Near Kinston, April 29, 1882. S5 tf.
LOUI8BURG FEMALE COLLEGE.
THIS INSTITUTION, UNDER THE MANAGEMENT
of Mr. Jaunes Seathgate and Lady, is located
in one df the most delightful Tillages in North-Carolina.
. The most th rnnirh instruction in all branches of Craaala
education -will be imparted by teachers of hvga aspartate.
ana unaoaQtea queiineaiiou.
The music department is in charge sf Prof. V. Kntrin
get, (of Paris, France,) a papil of Tbslberg. Ciroolars mill
be seat to all who desire them. For full particolara, ad
dress JAMES SOCTHQATaV---'"
IionMhwm TL C. ..
April Z, iOD. ,i- . . fr. mv M. . .
rjr Raleigh papers. Wilmington hmi. larsttsvUls
Observer, Tarboro" Southerner, ssrf Qosasboro'Tribue,
will ptsass aiscoaiiBH us wag Mvsttisracat utwr
columns sad insert the abova ia its pises, Ivor limes week
ly, and forward bills to Louisbarg, N. C. ;
fort Cooat. M n TAr-' of Washington, w'
-L. ' r or oar age.
BELT, - -' '' .if
Wilmiaeton ime-w ?RBLAN
manufaeturoa' pne JduW p!!!Vn1 '? at
ton, N. C. AddW k 8wr, Warning.
T. 8. WHITASER.
.j Wilmington, N. C.
spril , 1803.
k FTKR THE iSttt MAY, THW POPULAR PLACE
- , : r " maae man tmoroTi
rons. The health? location of onrnlas. tk. tii..i
' . , , " "wiacuon to
tuea of the water, its accessibilitr, (being immediately on
the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad,) and ita safety from the
invading eaemr? render it a pleasant fad desirable horns
fax peraoK seeking summer quarters. '
We would say to the many who have already applied for
board, that we sftv been necessarily compelled to refuse
them, as our boose was only fitted np for summer aowtn-
TERMS: : : ' -
Board per day, . tS 00
14 week. . 12 (10 :
" " month, ' to (Hi
17 Children sod servants half price ' -
i BLACKBALL & Ctt,
Awil 99"i a- Proprietors.
apru 29, lsft - . 18-wAswlm.
A On ft0CNDS PRIME BACON FOR SALE.
VjVWV lralj barrels of Family FLOUR.
7 . ,., - - K HARMS.
April 29, 1S2 3str.
HILLSBOROUGH MILITARY ACADEMY.
THIS INSTITUTION WILL BE RE OPENED UN
der efficient management ou WEDNESDAY, Masoh
6th. The aerrioes or officers baring been pennaneBtly se
cured, no lurther interruption of duties need bs appre
fur circulars, stating new terms, Ac, address
"SUPERINTENDENT H. M. A.."
i Hillsborough, N. C.
Jan. 81, 1882. f - 10-swAw8nt.
ESTABLISHED 10TH JAN., 1862.,
GENERAL coamissioif HOUSE,
HILLSB0R0UGHvN. C. '
H. N. BROWN A CO.
April 83, 1882: U-wAsw4tpd.
FAMILY RESIDENCE FOR 8 ALE.
A HANDSOME DWELLING FOR SALE. A LARGE
house with -eight rooms, sa office with three rooms ;
aud on tbe same lot, sn excellent garden, fruit trees, sta
bles, and a splendid well of water, Ac, Ac It is one of
the best places in Uillsboro'.
Apply to SAMUEL PEARCE.
Hillsboro', N. C, April 25, 1842. 84 wiswStpd.
ARMS! ARMS 1 1
HATING BEEN APPOINTED AGENT BY MAJOR
General T. H. Holmes, to get up tbe arms in Chat
ham County, I take tbis method to request the people to
bring in their Rifles snd Double-barrel shot Guns and
Muskets immediately, and I will pay them a fair price for
them. I am authorized to buy, borrow, beg, or if necessa
ry, to impress them.
I hope the last named process will not have to be resort,
ed to in Chatham County.
N. B. Bring them in immediately.
&. B. PASCHAL, Sheriff.
April 22, 1862. 17 w8U
OF LIGHT ARTILLERY. '
ARMSTRONG BREECH-LOADING FIELD PIECES.
iY ORDER Or MAJOR P. J. BOGGS, A RENDEZ
VOUS and Recrnitinz Station will be established at
Weldon. N. C nnder the sunervision of Cspt. GEORGE
H. GREGORY, where recruits either singly or in sqnads
will be received and mustered into this popular snd effec
tive srm of the service.
Any capable ptrsoo tendering part of a company will bs
appointed to a corresponding position.
lioni ty pay, quarters, subsistence snd clothing furnish
ed from the day of enlistment.
Addtess Can. GEORGE H. GREGORY,
v . Weldon, N. C.
April 22, 1862. ( 17 wtf. .
3IST REGIMENT A. C. TROOPS.
THE FOLLOWING MEN, W. H. LEE, DALLAS H.
Upchurch, Starkey Downing, Norflet ?url, Barton
Badget, Wm. Caps, James Blunt, having deserted, I offer
Thirty Dollars reward for the apprehension and delivery
ot each une to me at Wilmington, N. C. ' -'
f C. GODWIN. , -
Capt Commanding, Slat Regt. N.JCi. Troops.
ALL ABSENT FROM THE 3IST REGIMENT. "WILL
report to me in person, on or before tbe 25th of April,
1882, or be treated as deserters.
V . C. GODWIN.
Cant. Commanding, 81st Regt. N. C. Troops.
April 22, 186i. 17. wat.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF NORTH-
ADJUTANT GENERAL'8 OFFICE, I
- Raleigh, March 23d, 1862. f
General Order, -
No. 5. f "
ALL NEW COMPANIES OF NORTH CAROLINA
Volunteers must bs tendered directly to tbe Bute,
otherwise the bounty authorized by the ordinauon of the
Conveution to raise North-Carolina's quota of troops will
not be paid to them, as the law does not allow it. Tbe
Companies so tendered will be organised into Regiments
by tbe State, tbe commissioned officers ot which elect their
field officers. Tbe bounty. will be paid each Company as
soon as possible after tbei'r arrival in Camp. ' '-
II. No organizat ion of Regiments or Battalions will bt re
cognized unless the same is done by authority of the State
and in compliance w'th its laws. .
HI. These Troops being raised for immediate field ser
vice should have no more baggage than each man can car
ry in bis knapsack. It js desirable that each man bring a
blanket (if be sou furnish it,), any additional articles most
necessarily be lost it brought.
IV. Ail'eutmnunicatious on Military matters must be
sent to tbis Office. In no other way will tbey receive Im
By order of Governor Class. . '
' f J.O.MARTIN, .
' Adjutant General.
' PIAHfTATlOIf FOR SALE.
THE SUBSCRIBER, OFFERS FOR SALE A TRACT
of LANU, Iving on Haw River, in the County of Ala.
mance, one mile norlbyof the Haw River House, oa th '
Railroad, containing 223 acres, 80 of which are well-tim-
bered, with 2a acres o( bottom land. This place is weU
adapted to tbe growth it wheat, corn, tobacco, oats, Ac
A good dwelling boutej with six rooms, is on the premises,
with all necessary oat houses. Tbe locality is very healthy.
Terms of sale will be tnstte easy to the pin-chaser. Address
the subscriber at Melville Ahunauc, N. C.
t W. A. AMtBUUBT.
Feb. 11, 1862.
A LL PERSONS AJtE HEREBY CAUTION.
1. ed against purchasing any stock in the Farmers'
Bank of N. C. without first ascertaining whether tbe party
ottering to sell said Mock is indebted to tbis Bank, and if
so, tbe amount of such indebtedness, for ao stuck will be
transferred sny one owing tbis Bank, until their in
debtedness is fully paid and certificates of stock ia said
Bank can be transferred only oo the hooka of tbe Bank, in'
person or by attorney. V
There will be a meeting of the stockholders of said Bsnk'
in Greensboro', N. C , o the 23d day of Msy neat, which
all stockholders will find) it to their interest to attend, es
pecially those indebted to) the Bank.
. By order of stockholders owning 1098 shsres ia the Far
mere' Bank of N. C maac 7th Anil. 1862. ' " .
. W. "A, CALDWELL, 'Cashier.
Greensboro'. N. C Aprfl 15. 1862. 1 w7U
A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE AND FARM
FOR SALE. .
THE UNDERSIGNED, DESIROUS OF RETURNING
to his former residence, will sell his Terr desirable
fiirni and r-aideoes where bs saw resides, five miter wes
of tbe City-of Raleigh, and witbm half a mile of tbe North-
Carolina Railroad. t .....
Tbe dwelling is. a fine two story boiMint: with seven
large rooms, with store room and pantry atticfced-a good
kitchen and bonnes for strraoU-baras. stabksviee boas,
fruit orchard and vineyard, a nMTi',7 T"J "M11
necMsary appurtenances mr to. ?"V-
IDs farm contains zu sora - r-: - I
..... r -..;..; . . nIM is also a trees or isao-or ou
is remarkable for tie taaltbmess of theai)stio, toauV -
in a mils sad a hsir .ot.asoarj mtmmmj anu w
lureMethodist sad BaptlaV Re wdl sail tbe shove
Bhoeon gopd tsraaaj msde eaa te the pireaassr, aao. wiu
1 sigh. , "
I ; Wk Csulr- H. C.,
lnmTia laae. - !-.
ty The Wilmington Joiiraal sad Pstewba-g Raw sea
iUinsert tbe above four times sod forward, their bills to