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WEST SIDE 01 TRADE STREET , , ..- , .. : . . - . .- , - - : : , . ;r , V.'. .. - ' -- ( IN ADVANCE. - W. J. YiTSi, editor and phopbietor. CHARLOTTE, N. C, T CJESD A Y, i M AY 2U ! 186 J : H ? ninth tolusie-number 465. THE TOTEM BEffiOGMT, (QPublished every Tuesday,Q) lY WILLIAM J. YATES, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. If paid in advance, - -?2 00 IT paid within 3 months, - 2 50 If paid after the expiration of the year,..-.. ... 3 -OQ fisaf Any person sending ns five kew subscribers, accompanied by the advance subscription (10) will receive a sixth copy gratis for one year. joy Subscribers and others who may wish to send money to us, can do so by mail, at our risk. o Transient advertisements must be paid for in advance. jjfe- Advertisements not marked on the manuscript for a specific time, will be inserted until forbid, and sharped accordingly. SAMUEL 'P. SMITH, Attorney and CoiniM'lor at Law, CHARLOTTE, N C, Will attend promptly and diligently to collecting and remitting all claims intrusted to his care. Special attention given to the writing of Deeds, Con veyances, &c. During hour? of business, may be found in the Court House, Ollice No. 1, adjoining the clerk's office. January 10. 1 ISO I ' j7a. fox, Attorney cvt Ijxxr, CHARLOTTE, N. C. GENERAL COLLECT I SG AG EXT. Office over the Drug Store, Irwin's corner. January 1, 18U1. tf Wm. J. Kerr, ATTORNEY A T L A W, CHARLOTTE, N. C, Will practice in the County and Superior Courts of Mecklenburg. Union and Cabarrus counties. Office iu the Brawley building opposite Kerr's Hotel. January 24, 18il y ROBERT GIBBON, M. D., PRAGTITIOXKU OF Jl 1II CI 2 E AND Office Xo. '2 Indus corner, CHARLOTTE, N. C. January, 1861. It. W. BECK WITH Has constantly on hand WATCHES, JEWELRY, PLATED WARE, &C Of the best English and American manufacturers. Call aadexaminehis stockbefore purchasing elsewhere. Watch crystals put in for 25 cents each. January, 1861 y John T. Butler, PRACTICAL Watch and Clock .Tinker, Jew eller, Ac., OrrosiTE Kerr's Hotel, Charlotte, X. C. (Late with It. W. Beckwith.) Fine Watches llck &. Jewelry, of every description, Repaired aud Warranted for 12 months. Oct 16, 1860. tf J. G. WILKINSON fit CO., DEALERS IN Watolies, m&i&& AXD FANCY GOODS, No. 5, Granite Range, Opposite the Mansion House, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Atteution given to Repairing Watches and Jewelry. SepU-mber 18, 1860. y New Supply of WATCHES, JEWELRY, Solid Silver aud PlaUd Ware. The subscriber has lately purchased a very extensive supply of the Above articles. His purchases being made directly from the manufacturer, he is therefore enabled to sell at a very small advance on cost, and persons may rest assured that all his articles are war ranted to be what lie represents them to be. 5S& Watches and Clocks carefully repaired and will receive my personal atteution. R. W. BECKWITH. Nv. 27, I860 tf Charlotte & S. C. Kailroad. On and after the First dav of October, THROUGH EXPRESS FREIGHT TRAINS will run Daily between Charlotte and Charleston, without transshipment, thus enabliug freights to. reach Charlotte in 5 days or less from New York, and in one day from Charleston, and fire rerta. Also, THROUGH TICKETS will be sold from Char lotte to Charleston at $8 50, and to New York, via Charleston Steamers, at $19, aud vice versa. The mer chants and public are invited to try this cheap and expeditious route for freights and passengers. A. H MARTIN, " Oct 2, 1860. tf Gen'l Ft. and Ticket Agent. SITUATION WANTED As Conductor on some Railroad Traia, or as Agent at some Depot, or as Mail Agent. Testimonials of moral character, Southern principles sad close attention to business, can be given. Address L. A. HELMS, Winchester, Union co., X. C. Jn. 8, 1861. 3m-pd DR. E. II. ANDREWS, CHARLOTTE, N. C, Would inform the public generally, and the citizens of Meiklenburg particularly, that he has resumed the Practice of DENTISTRY and may be found at his old stand. He is prepared to set Artificial Teeth on Gold, Silver, Vulcanite, or on the Cheoplastic process, as patients may desire, and fill Teeth with Gold, Tin, Amalgam or Og Artificial. He is also prepared to perform any operation belong ing to Dentistry, and need not say that he will be pleas ed to wait upon any of his old friends or new friends you may take that for granted. February 5, 1861 3m J North Carolina ! MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. Tliij Companv. the oldest and most reliable in. the State, injures white persons for a term of years or during continuance of life, on moderate terms. Slaves insured, for one or five years, for two-thirds of their market value. For insurance apply to TH08. W. DEWEY, Agt., Jan 8, 1861 ly at Branch Bank N. C. ID issolution. . The flwn of FULLINGS, SPRINGS & CO. was dis solved b lwrttioi on the 1st January, 1861. The business will be contioued nnder the name and Btyle of FULLINGS & SPRINGS, and tbey hope, by integrity and strict attention to business, to merit the same patroniige heretofore liberally bestowed by their numerous mentis, and customers. The present financial crisis and the uncertainty of bu sine;, for the tuture compel us to shorten our time of credit from twelve to six months to prompt paying customers uoue others need ask it. - All persons indebted to the old firm of Fullings, Springs & Co., must come forward and make immediate settlement, as it is absolutely necessary that the bust ness be speedily closed up. "A word to the wise is suffi cient." Jan 15, 1861. Hardware!! Hardware!! A. A. N. M. TAYLOR w FQirf!TFPr r v :.,r...0 r,.;. nH v. .,u Iic generally, that he has added to his extensive stock of Stoves and Tin Ware, a large and complete i t- it i . . n sio' K. oi uaruware, consisting in pari as iojiows: Carpenters' Tools. Circular, mill, crosscut, baud, ripper, panncl, prun ing, grafting, tennon,back, compass, webb, and butch er SAWS; Braces and bits, Draw Knives, Chissels, Augers, Gimlets. Hammers, Hatchets, and Axes; Brick, plrtstering, and pointing Trowels; Saw-setters, Screw plates, Stocks and dies, Planes of all kinds, Spoke- shaves, Steel-blade bevel and try Squares; Spirit Levels Pocket Levels, Spirit level Vials, -Boring machines, Gougers, and in fact everthing a mechanic wants, in great variety and at very low prices, at TAYLOR'S Hardware Store and Tin-ware Depot, opposite the Man sion House, Charlotte, Is. C. May 20, 18C0. tf Blacksmith's Tools. Such as Bellows, Anvils, Vices, hand and slide Ham mers, Buttresses, Farriers' Knives. Screw-plates, Stocks and dies, Blacksmith's Pincers and Tongs, Raspers and Files of every kind. Cut horseshoe and clinch Nails, Borax: Iron of all sizes, both of northern and country manufacture; cast, plow, blister and spring Steel; &c, for sale very cheap at TAYLOR'S, opposite the Mansion House: Ludlow's Celebrated Self-Sealing Cans, of all the different sizes, at TAYLOR'S Hardware Store, opposite Mansion House. Agricultural" Implements of all kinds. Straw Cutters, Corn Shellers, Plows, Hoes, Shovels, Spades, Forks, Axes, Picks. Mattocks, Grubbing Hoes, Trace Chains, Wagon Chains, Log Chains, Pruning and Hedge Shears, Pruning and budding Knives, gar den Hoes and Rakes, with handles; Grain Cradles; grain, grass and brier Scythes, Bush Hooks, Wagon boxes; Hollow ware, such as pots, ovens and lids, sk ill its, spi ders, stew-pans and kettles, Cauldrons from 20 to 120 gallons each; Iron and brass Preserving Kettles, Sheep Shears, &c, at TAYLOR'S Hardware Depot, opposite the Mansion House. Tin and Japanned Ware, A large assortment; Block Tin, Block Zinc, Tiu Plate, Babbit metal, &c. Stoves, the largest Stock, of all sizes, at TAYLOR'S Hardware, Stove and Tin ware Depot, opposite Mansion House NOTICE. Taken up and committed to the Jail of Mecklenburg county, on the 8th !ay of September, I860, a Negro bov about 18 or 20 years of age, (black,) about 5 feet 6 r 8 inches high, ile says his name is JIM, and that he belong? to John Worthy of Gaston county: that his master moved to Texas early last Spring, at which time he ran away from him. Jim appears very dull: can scarcely communicate anything about his master or home with any intelligence. He has a scar on his riMit fore finger, made hy a cutting knife. The owner is'requested to come forward, prove property, jay ex penses, and take said boy away, otherwise Le will be disposed of according to law. Oct. 9, 1860. tf W. W. GRIER, Sheriff. DRY G O D S, LADIES' CLOAKS and BONNETS, DRESS GOODS and EMBROIDERIES. Carpets cfc K.-ULg?s. A VERY LARGE ASSORTMENT OF PLANTATION GOODS. The above will be found to compare in styles and prices with any in the town. FISHER & BURROUGHS Nov 13, 1860 tf PETER B. DAVIS. W. H. HARDEE. DAVIS & II AIM) EE. PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, REFER TO Hon. D W Courts. Gen. R W Haywood, Raleigh, N. C. Feb 19, 1861 6m-pd. BIRDS. BIRDS. All kinds of EUROPEAN BIRDS: ln a ha. i a csai tmrnt of NEW STYLE CAGES. Those wishing a 5, finl Snntrctni. will find it at J. L7. rALiME-u o variety oiore. One door above the Bank of Charlotte. Nov 20, I860. NEW RESTAURANT. v3o- Having connected witn my r.s- :T ... 3" taousnmen u j Eating and Refreshment fX Saloon, Jsl am prepared to serve my friends i and the public in the culinary line in tne oesi siyie. .epicureans will please give m a call, and it ka mv rnnetniit etudv t.r n1aae them. 'dw' - J. D. PALMER, One door above the Bank of Charlotte. January 1, 1861. mm BIOT IN ST. LOUIS. St. Louis, May 12. On yesterday, General Frost, with a brigade of militia at Camp Jackson, surrendered unconditionally upon the demand of the redera! troops. His release upon parole was tendered, but declined on the ground that taking iue oatn wouiu mipiy mat tney nave Deen in arms against the .federal Government, whieh they denied. While the State troops were drawn up between two lines of the Union volunteers, stones were thrown and pistols fired at them. One shot took effect in the leg oi Captain - Bilanowsky, who; in falling, gave the order to fire, which was obeyed. Two women and several children were killed, and about twenty other persons wounded. The greatest excitement' is prevailing, and the Republican newepapers were threatened by a mob. Later. Another tragedy occurred in this city last night. As the Home Guards were marching through the streets, they were followed by a crowd, w ho hissed and hooted at them, when a boy dis charged a pistol in their rear. The company fired upon the crowd. The whole column was thrown into confusion, broke ranks and fired down their own line as well as among the crowd on the side walk. Four soldiers and four citizens were killed and many wounded. Great excitement prevailed. Gen. Harney has issued a proclamation, expressing his regret at such a state of things,1 and says that the military under his command will only be used in the last extremity, and will not be compelled to resort to martial law only to prevent excitement. The regulars will be used to aid the local authori ties. . The surrender of Camp Jackson caused great excitement in the Missouri Legislature. The military bill has passed both louses. The State Treasury has been removed, as well as the powder purchased by the State. The citizens are enrolling themselves in a Dome Guard, in obedience to a special order of the Gov ernor. . LOST OK MISLAID, In Charlotte, on the 13th inst., one note on R R King, for $101 75 ; also one note on P A Hodge for $14 ; and one receipt on A I ilood, deputy sheriff, amount not recollected. Any person finding them are hereby noti fied not to trade them off, as 1 am the only authorized person to receive iheir value. April 23, 1801 lm-pd B. F. GLENN. Slate of North Carolina. Head-Quarters, Adjctant Ge.nis Office " General Order Ao. 4 Raleigh, April 24, 1861. All communications for the Governor in reference to Military matters such as applications for commissions, tender of services of companies, &c , requisitions for arms, ammunition, &c, and for information appertain ing to the military organizations called into service will be directed to the Adjutant General in this city. By order of Gov. Ellis, J. F. HOKE, Adj't Gen'l Adjstast General's Office, ") General Order Xo. 5. Raleigh, April 25. Hereafter all Provisions passing through this city, intended for any Depot out of the bounds of the State, will be stopped here for the supply of the troops con centrated at this point. The market price will be al lowed for the Provisions so stopped. Forwarding and receiviug Agents at the Railroad Depot will pay strict atteution to t he execution of this order. By order of the Governor, J. F. HOKE, Adjt Gen. Adjctant General's Office, General Order Xo. 3. Raleigh, April 20, 1861. The Volunleer Force? of the State not already ordered into active service, are commanded to hold themselves in readiness to march at an hour's notice. The officers are required to send to the Adjutant General's office a roll of the members of the companies. I am directed by the Governor to call" for the enrollment of thirty thousand voluuteers. Organize send in the rolls. Commissions and arms will be furnished. Be in readi ness to march at a day's notice; drill by day and by night; let the citizens equip their men ; some of jour brothers are now iu the field. The State has reason to be proud of the promptness with which they rallied to the call of your Governor. The decree for onr subjugation has gone forth; the time of our trial has cnie; the blow will soon fall: we must meet it with the whole energies of the State; we must show to the world that North Carolina will main tain her rights at all hazards. By order of the Commander-in-Chief. J. F. HOKE, Adj't General. FARMER'S, LOOK OUT I Money, Time and Timber, Saved. . I have the right to sell VAN DEM ARK'S PORTABLE FENCE, made without posts, in the counties of Ala mance, Randolph, Rockingham, Davidson, Rowan, Ca barrus and Mecklenburg. Cheapness, durability, and convenience are its chief advantages. We recommend the fence to saw-mill owners, farmers and all who have fences to make. We will sell Farm or County Rights. A circular, stating cost, plan of building, &c, sent free to any address on application to J NO. J. WHITE, Mebanesville, Alamance co., N. C. March 26th. 3m O. R. HARDIIVO, WAWJH k dTXWK&BB, Lincolnton, i. C, Begs leave to inform the citizens of Lincoln and sur rounding counties, that he has permanently located in the town of Lincolnton, where he will carry on the Watch and Jewelry Business In all its various branches. Strict, attention will be Daid to the reoairinff of Watches and Jeweln'. All fine Watches warranted to give satisfaction, If weU used, or no charges made. . j. ; List of price for Work. Mainspring and cleaning watch, $2.50; jewels, cap and foot, each, 75c; cap foot-hold jewel, each, $1,50; hair-springs, $1.25; chains, $1 50; mending chains, 50c; tooth and wheel 50c; pivots, $1; cylinders, $4; Staves, $2.75: virges. $2.50: screw?, 25c; case springs 75c ; clicks and rachets, 75c; glasses, 50c. All other work will average the same prices. Persons leaving work can know the prices before it is done. Persons in the country having clocks or other work for Repair, will address me by letter if they cannot come themselves. I will attend to work promptly. All kinds of Gun-smith workdone at short notice and on reasonable terms. . t ' Give me a call, and I will guarantee satisfaction. G. R. HARDING. Lincolnton, Feb. 26, 18S1 tf TO TDE PUBLIC. With this notice terminates the term according to agreement of the general superintendance of Mr Robt S&wJr line. All indebted are requested to make setuemenisj t ith me alone, A3 no other, until further advised will be allowed in law Feb 26, !86l tf S THE BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA.' . How Jllissi'ssijypiaus and South Carolinians Jt'jht Terrible slaughter of a thousand Mexi can Lancers. ' - .1.-. In times of excitement like the present, when i we read so much in Black Republican journals about the easy conouest ot the entire Soutn. the I article below will be read with interest. The enemy forget, probably, that men of the 'same heroic daring and firm resolve, are still alive; men who will prove to the world that they can neither be intimidated by threats, nor. overawed by num bers. In reviewing Claiborne's Life and Times of Quitman, in DeBow's Review, the writer says: An episode may bfrhere tolerated, in regard to the conduct of the celebrated Mississippi Rifles, under charge of Colonel, now President Jefferson Davis, on the field of Buena Vista -The great movement then 'made by Davis, is said to have been without previous parallel in the art of war; and was .regarded by the Duke of Wellington as new and masterly. 'It was subsequently made, we learn on the authority of General Gushing, on the fields of the Crimea. - - ''The battle had been raging sometime with fluctuating fortunes, and was setting against us, when Geueral Taylor, with Colonel Davis and others, arrived on the field. Several regiments (which were - subsequently rallied and fought bravely) were iu full retreat; O'Brien, after having his men and horses completely cut up, had been compelled to draw off his guns, and Bragg, with almost superhuman energy, was sustaining the brunt of the fight. Many officers of distinction had fallen. Colonel Davis rode forward to examine the position of the enemy, and concluding that the best way to arrest our fugitives would be to make a bold demonstration, he jresolved at once to attack the eueniy, there posted in force, immedi ately in - front, . supported by cavalry, and two divisions in reserve in his rear. It was a resolution bold almost to rashness, but the emergency was pressiug. With a handful of Indiana volunteers, who still stood by their braveold Colonel, (Bowles,) and his own regiment, he advanced at double quick time, tiring as he advanced. Ilis own brave fel lows fell last under the rolling musketry of the enemy, .but their rapid and fatal volleys car-, ried dismay and death into the adverse ranks. A deep ravine separated the combatants. Leaping into it, the Mississtppians soon appeared on the other side, and with a shout that was heard over the battle field, they poured in a well directed fire, and rushed upon the enemy. Their deadly aim and wild enthuMasm was irresistible. The Mexicans fled in confusion to their reserves, and Davis seized the commanding position they had occupied. He next fell upon a party of cavalry and com pelled it to fly, with the loss of their leader and other officers. Immediately afterward a brigade of lancers, 1,000 strong, were seen approaching at a gallop, in beautiful array, with sounding bugles and fluttering pennons. It was an appalling spec tacle, but not a man flinched from his position. The time between our devoted band and eternity seemed brief indeed. But conscious that the eye of the army was upon them, that the honor of Mississippi was at stake, and knowing that, if they gave way, or were ridden down, our unprotected batteries in the rear, upon which the fortunes of the day depended, would be captured, each man resolved to die in bis place sooner than retreat. - " Not the Spartan r'jartyrs at Thermopylse not the sacred battalion of Epaminondas not the tenth legion of Julius Caesar not the Old Guard of Napoleon- ever evinced more fortitude than these young volunteers in a crisis when death seemed inevitable. They stood likestatutes, as fiiuid and motionless as the marble itself. Impressed i h this extraordinary firmness, when they had antici pated panic and flight, the lancers advanced more deliberately, as though they saw fr the first time the dark shadow of the fate that was impending over them. Col. Davis had thrown his men into the form of a re-entering angle (familiarly known as his famous V movement,) both flanks resting on ravines, the lancers coming down on the inter vening ridge. This exposed tbem to a covering fire, and the moment they came within rifle range each man singled out bis object, and the whole head of the column fell.. A- more deadly fire never was delivered, and the brilliant array re coiled and retreated, paralyzed and dismayed. 44 Shortly afterward, the Mexicans having con centrated a large force on the right for their final attack, Col. Davis was ordered in that direction. His regiment had been in action all day; exhausted by thirst and fatigue, much y redaced by the carnage of the morning engagement, and many in the ranks suffering from wounds, yet the noble fellows moved at double quick time. Bowles' little band of Indiana volunteers still acted with them. After marching several hundred yards they perceived the Mexican infantry advancing, in three lines, upon Bragg 's battery, which, though entirely unprotected, held his position with a reso tion worthy of his fame. The pressure upon him stimulated the Mississippians. .They increased their speed, and when , the enemy was within one hundred yards of the battery, and coufident of its capture they took him in flank and reverse, and poured in , a raking and destructive fire. This broke his right line, and the rest soon gave way and fled back precipitately- Here Col. Davis was j severely wounueu. i ij After this lengthy extract in regard to the heroic conduct of Davis, we shall soon pass to the acta of Quitman at the gates of Mexico, but be fore doing so, we will be permitted a momentary" notice of the behavior of the? Sooth Carolina regi ment nnder the fire of the Mexican enemy. Those who sneer at Carolina courage and virtues, are In general, too ignorant of history to be affected by the record. Butler left his sick bed, against med- f ical advice, to lead the Palmettos His horse was shot nnder him. He took another, and was se verely wounded. Dickinson now commanded, and taking the flag from Beggs, was himself shot down, as was also Beggs. Butler resuming the command, was killed by the side of Dickinson, under the flag. Dickinson fell again, but now mortally wounded, and Gladden, placing the flag in the hands of Leonard, led the charge. There was no wavering as death swept through "the Shot and sheU hailed upon them. The storm ragea : t, .-.. . - i - .- ; ,4 t . . historv." uvi Chtiboro. there has never been a more striking example of in- difference to death, the result of stern resolve Each man fought for the honor of Carolina. Sev eral companies were almost annihilated. Some had not men enough left to bury their dead, or bear thoir wounded to the ambulances. The uni forms of some or the officers were literally torn from their persons ; the color bearers were shot down, but the flag, bathed in. their blood, was always seized as tbey fell and borne to the front. Proudly it floated through the tempest of death until the victory had been won, and . then, all torn and bloodstained, it drooped over its own glorions dead I The regiment entered the battle with 273, rank and file, and when it was over it. mustered 1G9 ! It had no missing, its dead and wounded made up the deficiency. Cadets of a noble State, sons of a sunny clime, branded by their country as traitors for defending the Constitution and their rights from, usuipation and outrage, yet dyin cheerfully for that country in a foreign land the world may learn that such a race, in defence of their own homesteads and institutions,, can never be subdued! APPEARANCE OP THE MEN SENT SOUTH. ' -The New York correspondent of the N. Orleans Picayune says: , ; , A .vast number of those who have gone forth to meet their boothern kindred in a hostile strife, are no more fit for the undertaking than infants in their cradles." . And more particularly is this the jcase with scores of the volunteers which I have seen on their way to be equipped. Instead of being able bodied and healthy, they have deep lines of sickness firmly engraved upon them; while as regards strength a march of five miles on a warm day would wilt them almost beyond recov ery The most of these, however, have enlisted, because of the want of better employment; they had nothing to do, and the feeling here is so strong that the South will be casili whipped, that the risk of life on the part of the enliaters has been thought to be small -indeed. In the regular companies that have gone, there are also many totally unfit for the arduous duty be fore them. The enthusiasm of the hour, however, and the belief in only a short absence from home, has carried them off to the unholy strife. Now mark my prediction. If these men are sent to your soil to measure arms with you on your own territory not half of them will ever again be heard from. Either as food for powder or as victims to the scorching heat of your latitude, these now ardent 4 defenders of their country" will pass away to the unknown land, their death struggles rendered doubly keen by the thought that they rashly left all that was dear to them to make war upon their own countrymen. . Chances of being Killed in War. Marsh al Saxe, a high authority in such things, was in the habit of saying that to kill a man in battle, the man's weight in lead had to be expended. A French medical and surgical gazette, published at Lyons, says the fact was verified at Solferino, even with the recent .great- improvements in fire arms. The Austrians fired eight million four hundred rounds. The loss of the French and It alians was two thousand killed, and ten thousand wounded. Kach man hit cost seven hundred rounds, and every man killed, cost four thousand two hundred rounds. The main-weight of balls is one ounce; thus,, we find that it is required on an average, two hundred and seventy-two pounds of lead to kill a man. If any of our friends should get into a military fight, they should feel great contort in the fact that seven hundred shots may be fired at them before they are hit, and four thousand two hundred before they "ehufiie ofl the mortal coil." . It must be borne in mind by the, reader, that the above estimate is made from facts furnished by a battle in which, the most skillful soldiers of the world were engaged. The conflict in which our soldiers are about to engage, are entirely differ ent. They will be brought in contact with a lot of.inexperienced, half-famished hirelings, not one in twenty of whom, the New York Tribune says, has ever seen a gun, except through a shop win dow. The chances, of being wounded will be about one in every twenty-five hundred and of being killed, one in five thousand. 8- The following speaks for itself and for the brave, patriotic ladies who have set the example of doing good: Greene county, N. C, April 28. To his Excellency, John W. Ellis, Governor of North Carolina : Sib: We the undersigned, hereby tender our services to the State as nurses, or in any other capacity in which we can aid our brave volunteers. We are . willing and ready to take the field with them and there minister to the wants of the wounded. Hoping that your Excel lency will accept, our tender, we have the honor to be, . Your Excellency's Obedient Servants, SARAH C. HUNNICUTT, ANNIE E. WILLIAMS, KATE J. RANDOLPH,. KM M Am F. W ILLI AMS, Negros Cakeyinq Fire Arms. Lee, a slave of Mrs. Margret Kimbell, of this county, was brought before Justices Coleman, Allison and Burkbcad, by officer File on Friday last, on a charge of having in his possession a gun. The proof was, that Lee was permitted, by his mistress, to keep a gun for the purpose of killing squirrels ; but that like all such license, this privilege had only tended to make the slave impudent aud re bellious. He was ordered to be duly chastized at the Public Whipping Past, which sentence was well executed by officer Patterson. , . , The public should understand that neither slaves or free negros are, under any circumstances, allowed to keep or carry fire-arms of any descrip tion. Concord Flag. . The New Comet A new comet has been discovered recently, which one of our exchanges says is now plainly risible to the naked eye, and locates it ,4in the quadrangle of the 'Dipper in the Great Bear, a hazy star, near the brightest of i the four." It is said to be moving rapidly from the Northeast, aud in a few dayi will be quite f conspicuous. TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER IN , SOUTH AMERICA. The horrible accounts of the San Juan massacre are now fully confirmed. The first accounts of this affair were tame in comparison with the fear ful tales of blood, rapine and wholesale desolation which are presented below. Buenos AYRE8,"Mch. 14. At the date of my last letter we had received news that the commis sioners of the National Government (Juan Saa Governor of San iouis) had met the troops of San Juan, beaded by the Governor of that province, at a place called Pocitos, on the Sao Juan river, about thirty miles to the South of the city' of San Juan. Previous to the bloody slaughter, let ters had passed between Saa and the governor of San Juan (Aberstain) which the latter refused to acknowledge the rights of the national government to march an armed force into a peaceful province for the purpose of arresting the murderers of his predecessor in office (Virasoro.) As a consequence, the battle of Pocitos was the result, which took place on the 11th of January. The government commissioner was backed by 1400 "Gauchos," and Aberstain by the San Juan forces, amounting to about 1200, among which were a large number of the most intelligent popula- -tion of the province. The combat lasted one-half hour, the San Juan cavalry immediately passing over to the invaders. Then commenced one of the most horrible butch eries which has ever disgraced the bloody annals of the Argentine republic. Three hours and a half of bloody slaughter followed, during which time from four to six hundred men were lanced. It is -said that Col. Saa and his brother killed un til their lances dropped from their hands from pure exhaustion. But nine persons were killed on the part of the invaders, a fact which goes far to prove the pre vious account correct. Governor Aberstian was taken prisoner, and after marching five leagues on foot across a desert, until he could march no lunger, was set upon a mound of earth and .shot the most horrible barbarities being offered to his body. His head-general was shot and beheaded, his head being afterwards stuck upon a bayonet and carried toward the city of San Juan, which city upon the arrival of the invaders, was given up to the horrors of three days' sacking, murder, rapine, and bloodthirsty inventions of the invaders. San Juan was completely desolated and thrown back at least a quarter of a century from the path of progress which she was beginning to tread. These terrible events have stirred up every drop of revengeful and civil war blood in the veins of the Buenos Ayreans, and revenge is now the senti ment of every heart. The governor of this province has issued a proclamation, protesting against the horrible sacri fices made in San Juan ; calling upon the national government to punish the invaders, and upon the people of Buenos Ay res to maintain their rights and sustain their principles whatever events may occur. A Sad Accident. Mr Daniel Agner, a young man, and a member ot tne Kowan Artillery, or this place, accidentally shot himself on Mondav lHth, with a pistol. He had his pistol out cock ing it with the muzzel towards him, when his thumb slipped off the cock causing the explosion. The load was lodged in the lower , part of the breast. He lived about two hours after the fatal accident happened. Salisbury Banner. Resignations or Army Officers. A corres pondent of one of the New York papers writes under date of May 7th, as follows: , The resignation of Major Mordecai of the Ord nance Corps has been accepted. He has long been regarded as one of the most accomplished officers of the Army. His report on the Crimean War was printed by order of the last Congress. Major Mordecai is a native of North Carolina, and is of the Hebrew faith. The Army sustains a great loss by the resigna tion of Lieut. Col. Wm. M. Emory, so well known for his explorations in the Far West, and for his services in the Mexican Boundary Survey, the re sult of which is embodied in the great government quartos which have been put forth during the past tour years. Col. Lmory is the son of the late Gen. Lmory, for many years a leading 'Whig of the Eastern horc of Maryland, and has always occupied a high rank in the army as a scientific of ficer of superior attainments and sound judgment. It is somewhat fashionable at present in oertain circles at the North to underate - the value of Southern officers. But how can we create at will such officers as Col Robert E Lee, Col Joseph E Johnston, Gen A S Johnston, Col linger, Major Mordecai, Col Emory, Col Magruder, Gen Beau regard, Gen Bragg, Major Wayne, Major Garnett, Col Lay, and others of the army; and Ingraham, Tatnall, Buchanan, Randolph Magruder, Fairfax, McBIair, Lee, Page, Sinclair, Maury, Uartsteine, and others, of the navy. If "a thousand years scarce serve to form a State," will it not require, at least a quarter of a century to replace such men in the army and navy of the United States? The authorities of Pittsburg, Pa., are not at all particular as to the description of goods they seize as "contraband of war." Among other articles recently stopped there, while in transit for the South, was a case of gas burners, for a tradesman of Charleston, and a fine rosewood . piano, for a gentleman of Savannah. The latter was probably confiscated for the private use of some of the lead ers, as being altogether too good for "rebels and traitors.' Ma Vallamdioham, of Oiiio. This gentle man is the only public man we have yet heard of in the free States who remains true to his profess ions before the Proclamation. He deserves immortal honor. He is the one righteous man in the Heaven-forsaken cities of our Western plains. He stands where he has ever stood, and bids the mob defiance. As mobs are always cowardly, they are glad to leave Mr Vallandigham alone. Gen. Scott. In the course of "January last, Gen. Scott wrote a letter to a Virginia gentleman, an old friend, denonncinsr in the most indignant manner the idea that he would aid in drawing the sword against the Southern States. . WeTiave this from the gentleman himself, and Scott will not deny it. Richmond Dispatch.