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TEE NORTH CAKOlLflNIAN
NORTH CAROLINIAN Wm. H. Bymt Editor and Proprietor. FAYETTEVILLE. SATURDAY, JANT7AB7 1, 1848. A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers. We hope that the sunshine of health and pros perity has shed' its benignant rays upon their soul ; and that even the afflicted have received comfort from some one or more of God's many blessings. THE WAR. We are again enabled to furnish our readers with news from the Army in Mexico. There being no battles to record, the details are not highly exciting, but will pass for interesting. Our copy of the New Orleans Delta comes so irregularly that we generally get the news from the Charleston Courier before the Delta reaches us. We notice that the Vera Cruz correspondent of the Delta, says that the Mexican commission ers appointed to meet Mr Trist by the Congress of Qucretaro, finding he had no power to treat, returned to Queretaro for power to proceed to Havana and solicit commissioners from the United States. Should the Mexican Congress give them power to meet American commission ers, it is fair to presume that they have made up their minds to accede mainly to the American offers, as they are well aware of the terms offered before. So that, if they are willing to conclude peace, and hare any means of guaranteeing the fullfilinent of a treaty, something may be hoped. THE MAILS. Since the tenth of December last, the northern mail, and also the southern, has been very irregular in its arrivals. At the south, this was caused by the weather, and par tially so at the north; though the principal cause of the latter's irregularity appears to be its trans mission by the Bay route from Baltimore to Rich mond. We are sorry that the Observer seems disposed not to do justice to the Postmaster General; al though his reasons for the transfer ought to satis fy any man that he is right. That paper, most unaccountably to us, s.iys that the Postm ister Getieml " admits that the railroad company only asked the ;ime pay as they have heretofore re ceived." That is certainly an unfair version ; for the Postmaster General expressly states that the railroad company demanded 2,250 ; but that the law of Congress only allows him to pay $ 10, and therefore lie must either violate the 1-iw or change the direction of the mnil. Cer t tinl v nothing can be more plain than that his duty was to go by the law. But the difliculty appears to originate from the fact stated by the Postmaster General, that Pre sident Tyler had granted "a dispensation in favor of this particular company" granted, we pre sume, in the last contract made. But, continues he, such a contract would have been "'regardless of the acts of Congress of the settled adjudica tions of the Department, and the" uniform deci sions of all my predecessors." The farthest he could go and that far he went ' was to let the Richmond company carry the mail without stipulating any price, until Con gress should act upon it, so as to give them time to apply to Congress for increased pay. Even if the Observer does hate the Postmaster Gener.d for his politics, and loves the railroad company for theirs, he ought not to do him such injustice. Mr Johnson is right in not letting railroad com panies extort money from the public treasury ; anl he is but an inditleic it citizen who will not sustain him in so junt a cause. Mr Robinson, President of the Railroad com pany, has also written a letter, being in Washing ton city attending to his interests before Con gress. His statements do not exactly correspond with the Postmaster's. Who is right ? Speaking of mail failures, we were surprised to see it remarked by the New York True Sin, that " taking the length of the route in compari son, there is, the year round, more delay and ir regularity in the transmission of the mail between New York and Boston, than there is between N. York and New Orleans " ! ! ! - (5Cr- The Mecklenburg Jeffersonian cordially approves the recommendation of Mr Leak for Governor, and the holding a State Convention in April next; but prefers that it should be held at Salisbury instead of Raleigh. Not much dif ference to us. A memorial is in circulation in Virginia, pray ing Congress to purchase Mount Vernon, so that it can be made a place of public resort by those who wish to visit the tomb of Washington. The owners of Mount Vernon ask $100,000. Half the money would be plenty, and a most exorbitant price; for the actual value of the soil is not a tenth of that amount. They should not desire to make a speculation out of the spot that contains the illustrious ashes. THE PALMETTO REGIMENT. The gen tlemanly editor of the Sumpterville (S. C.) Ban ner presumes it was not our intention to impute a want of courage to the South Carolina regiment, when we said, week before last, that its being so badly mangled at Churubusco was owing more to rashness than true bravery. We certainly did not intend to impute a want of courage. In fact, we did not intend to say what we did say ; and almost every editor will agree with us, that singular as it may appear, an editor will sometimes, from hurry or carelessness say what he does not mean ; or rather will am biguously express his meaning. We should as soon have thought of impeaching the courage of Andrew Jackson, now that he sleeps the sleep of death, cs that of the Palmetto Regiment. But what we meant to say, or what we thought, was, that the enthusiasm the anx iety of the Palmetto to deserve well of their country their eagerness in pursuit of the foe the furor of excitement, may have swept them on, unmindful of themselves, into danger that in a cooler moment they could have avoided. That this was the case in some coi$s of the army is testified by Gen. Scott, who, in his official de spatches, speaks of orders which he 'repeatedly, in the course of the day, communicated to Major Gen. Quitman ; but who being in hot pursuit, continued- to press on under flank &. direct fires," and thus made his loss heavier than if he had fol lowed the calm and deliberate plans of the com mander, who told him to " only manoeuvre and threaten the Belen gates, in order to favor the main attack by Worth." We appreciate too highly the generous bravery and the patriotic ardor of the South Carolinians indeed we may say we love them too well to in tentionally say aught to disparage them. FIRST FRUITS. Among the fruits of the whig coalition in the present Congress, was the elect ion of an abolition Speaker; indeed we rather think we ought to blame a southern self-styled democrat (Hon. Isaac E. Holmes.) The next fruit is the presentation ot an abolition petition, and its reception by the House, by the casting vote of the abolition Speaker. When South Carolinians come to aiding the election of abolition Speakers, it is time to look upon their horror of abolitionism with some suspicion. POSTSCRIPT. Since writing the above, we have received the Charleston Mercury of the 2th, in which we find an article on this very subject of Mr Holmes's instrumentality in elect ing Speaker Winthrop. We were, as we re marked last weak, astonished at the silence of the South Carolina Press pn this subject. The Mercury says that " it has doubtless seemed strange, that the course pursued by Mr Holmes should have provoked so much indigna tion in the democratic party; and yet that there should have b,:en such unbroken silence among his ewn constituents." They were waiting pa tiently for him to rxpliin his course. He has not done so; and the Mercury has at last broken silence. It hopes that he may make his expla nation, and that it may prove satisfactory to all. The remarks of the Mercury are in good tem per and welt conceived. Even as a democrat (Mr Winthrop being a whig) theMercury cannot see upon what ground Mr Holmes could have ac quiesced in his election; but when it is consider ed besides this that the name, character, and talents of Mr Winthrop have all been engaged in support of the Wilmot proviso, the act (or rather the omission) on the part of MrIfolme3 is incomprehensible. fjC?- The whigs of Franklin county, N. C.,have appointed thirty delegates to the "Whig Nation al Convention " ! The meeting must have been considerably in a fog or high up in the stirrups that they appointed delegates to a " National instead of a State Convention. CELERY. We were favored by Capt.. Gee with a bunch of this excellent vegetable, .rom his garden, for our Christmas dinner. It appears by a statement of a New York cor respondent of the Union, that all the powerful stimulants, such as brandy, ether, Cayenne pep per, &x.,were administered to Dr. Wainwright, after he was bitten by the rattlesnake. The tooth of the snake it is said happened to strike into one of the larger blood vessels. The whig party of Virginia, through the whig members of the Legislature, assembled at Rich mond, have declared in favor of a whig National Convention, and expressed the preference of Vir ginia for Gen. Taylor as the candidate. The ladies of Charleston made Gen. Shields a satin embroidered sling, to sustain his wounded arm. Gen. Quitman and family arrived in Char leston while Gen. Shields was there ; and shared in the honors paid to Gen. Shields. They both proceeded to Washington. It is said that wild rice of a superior quality has been discovered in Iowa. THE FLOOD. The Ohio pnpers are filled with the disastrous accounts of the great overflow of the Ohio river and its tributaries. Great numbers of horses, cattle, and other livestock have been swept away. In the towns of Guyan dotte, Point Pleasant, Pomeroy, Hockington, Par kersburg, Point Harmer, Marietta and Sunfish, many families were compelled to leave their dwellings, while others took shelter in the se cond story, where they had one.; All the people residing in the lowlands have abandoned their dwellings," and taken to the hills, leaving their property to the mercy of the water. Houses and haystacks were floating about in many quar ters, and persons in fl.it boats gathering their property, as well as they could for the rapid current. At Maysville, some large pork houses were washed away- by the flood, and heavy losses of pork were'sustained, belonging to Thos. Guerney A large brick house belonging to the Fourier ites in Clement county, on the bank of the Ohio river, fell down and crushed 17 to death, and se verely wounded several others. The water was around the building ten feet deep. FIGHTING A PHANTOM. Mr Calhoun's livety imagination has conjured up a phantom, which he has presented before the Senate, in shape of resolutions declaring that the obliteration of the nationality of Mexico will be a great evil to this country. We wish some senator had offered other resolu tions declaring that the falling of the sky would be attended with great danger to this Republic! We really cannot see how Mr Calhoun has over looked this important subject, and is about to ex pend his great powers on such a minor concern as the loss of nationa lity by Mexico ! But this is a great country! It is no wonder there are such great men in it ! NEWBERN. The Republican says that the turpentine trade is fast receding from that town, and it must depend upon something else. Manu factories are recommended; and the improvement of the navigation of the Neuse Tiver. This latter is of great importance, and ought to be persisted in. td Friday the 2 1th Dec, was about the short est day, being about nine hours long. Lookout for cold weather the balance of this winter. Another odd way to get money upon false pre tences, h as been invented in New York : The swindler will write letters and superscribe them, take them to the houses and receive the two cts, as a penny pot, and the postage besides ; as the penny-postmen of course have to collect postage as well as their own fees, where the letters pur port to have come from a distance. The Washington correspondent of the Charles ton Evening News is of opinion that the House of Representatives will attach the Wilmot pro viso to the House bills of supplies for the army that the Senate will reject it, and so it will be no supplies without the proviso, and none with it. This will be an awkward difficulty. THIRTIETH CONGRESS 1st SESSION. MoicDAv.Dec. 20. In theSenate.Mr Dix pre sented two petitions from the officers of the army, praying Congress to adopt certain measures to secure to aged and disabled officers, and to the widows and orphans of those slain in battle, that support and sustenance which they merit. The petitions were prepared on the 12th of August last, just on the eve of the march to the valley of Mexico, and are signed by Generals Scott, Worth, Quitman, Cadwallader, Shields, Twiggs, Pillow, Smith, Kearney, and upwatf3s"of 1200 others. The petitions were ordered to be printed. Mr Calhoun moved tofix Tuesday fortnight for the consideration 3TTusresolutions. Mr Allen remarked that, as the resolutions were somewhat ambiguous, he desired some explanation of their purport. He wished to know whether the Sena tor meant to exclude the idea of any territorial indemnity from Mexico. Mr Calhoun said that the great question was, whether the nationality of Mexico was to be ex tinguished or not, and it was to that point that his resolutions addressed themselves. What he wished to guard against, was an end not hereto fore contemplated, and probably not intended, but which would be disastrous the annihilation of Mexico. Mr Allen said he conceived then, that the an nihilation of Mexico, and territorial indemnjty to the U. States were identical, in the opinion of the Senator from South Carolina. Mr Calhoun rejoined he denied that his reso lutions involved the question of territorial in demnity at all. Mr Sevier hoped that before the Senate launched out into a general discussion, the great public measures which called for immediate at tention, would be taken up and passed. Mr Cass made similar remarks, and also refer red to Mr Calhoun's resolutions as not being prac tical. He considered them mere abstractions. I rv the House, a great part of the time was occupied in presenting petitions and offering re solutions. Mr Richardson offered resolutions declaring the war with Mexico to be just and necessary, and that the only alternative left is to prosecute it with vigor until Mexico shall agree to an hon orable peace, &c. This caused some fluttering in the House, and a motion was made to adjourn, which was not agreed to; but some of the mem bers were unwilling to meet the question, and left the House, or skulked around out of sight, which ended in an adjournment without action on the resolutions. Tuesday, Dec. 21. The Senate was engaged to-day principally on claims. In the House, Mr Giddings presented a peti tion for the suppre sion of the slave trade in the District of Columbia. No action was taken on it. Mr Vinton of the committee of ways and means reported a bill making appropriations to supply the deficiency of supplies for the army in Mexico for the year IS IS. After the transaction of some unimportant busi ness, the House resumed the consideration of the special order of the day, which was Mr Richard son's resolutions for prosecuting the war with Mexico. The following substitute was offered by Mr Stevens, of Georgia, viz: Proposing to withdraw the troops of the United States, and to negotiate for indemnity on the part of Mexico, &c. (In other words, in substance embracing Mr Clay's views.) The substitute was warmly supported by Mr Botts, of Virginia, who spoke at some length. He argued with much earnestness and warmth against the war, declaring it to be unjust and un called for, and that it was provoked by American aggression, brought about by the unauthorized acts of the President, whose conduct in the whole affair he severely commented on and censured. Mr Thompson of I ndiahaj proposed negotiating for Upper California and Monterey, with the Bay of San Francisco, and marking out a boundary suitable to the views of the United States. - Mr Tooms of Georgia, spoke against all terri torial acquisitions or conquest" of any portion of Mexico, and said the movements of the Ameri can army, directed by the President' produced the war. .-Z'"if'r " After some further discussion, the question was laid over. . Mr Wentworth offered a resolution declaring that Congress has power to improve harbors, open rivers, &c, for the purpose of; facilitating commerce and adding to the defences of? the country. After some debate it was adopted by a vote of 130 to 54; after which a motion to adjourn was carried. Wednesday, Dec. 22. In the Senate, Mr Hale of New Hampshire, presented the memorial of the yearly meeting of anti-slavery Friends or Quakers of Indiana. Mr Berrien moved to lay it upon the table. Only nine senators, whig coacU jutors of Senator Corwin, voted against laying i on the table. . J, Mr Cass, from the committee on military af fairs, reported a bill to raise, for a limited time, an additional military force ; which was passed to a second reading. Mr Cass said he should call the bill up at the first opportunity. I iv the House, the committee on Indian affairs reported that they had elected Hon. D. M. Bar ringer, chairman, in place of Mr Gentry, de clined the appointment of the Speaker. Mr Lincoln . of Illinois, presented a preamble and resolutions on the subject of the Mexican war. Mr L. being a whig, it is hardly necessary to say what was the purport of them. No action was taken on them. Mr Vinton's bill for supplies for the army was then taken up. It appropriates one million of dollars to supply in part a deficiency for the year ending 30th June, 164S. A letter was read from the Commissary General's office, stating that not more than sixty thousand dollars remained of the last appropriation, and that was necessary for the recruiting service. Mr Vinton said it was neces sary to pass this bill immediately, as the amount of five hundred thousand dollars had been raised in Mexico upon drafts on the U. States, and these drafts were now on their way to the seat of Gov ernment. Our readers will bear in mind that it is the appropriation that is nearly out, and not money. There is plenty of money, but no au thority to use it until Congress acts. The bill was passed without taking the yeas and nays. We are glad to say that Mr Clingman of this State, who we feared was running into abolition ism, made a very excellent speech against the Wilmot proviso, and in faver of the institution of slavery. He argued very correctly, that the ar gument used by some that the extension of sla very would increase the political importance of the south, was all moonshine. " We are told, says Mr Clingman, that the southern man casts one vote for himself and three for every five of his slaves. To this I might reply that the north ern man casts one vote for himself, and five votes for every five free negroes." The danger to the Union, said he, lies in our sectional divisions, and "when sectional grounds turn a piesidential election, then is the Union truly at an end." He depicted very glowingly the evils of a dissolu tion. Thursday, Dec. 23. In the Senate, a bill to continue the pensions of certain widows was in troduced on leave by Mr Johnson of Louisiana, and was read twice and committed. The bill from the House making appropriations to support in part the deficiencies in the appro priation of last year for the subsistence of the army and volunteers, was read twice and committed. mi- ua.ss presenieu ine pennon oi me widows and orphans of officers who have fallen during the present war. Mr C. said that, after the elo quent remarks made a day or two since by the senator from New York Mr Dix on presenting the memorials of the officers of the army, he felt that it was unnecessary for him to do anything more than to move the reference of this petition to the committee on Pensions. A resolution was submitted by Mr Baldwin, to inquire into the expediency of renewing the five years' pensions to widows of naval officers. Mr Fairfield, from the committee on naval af faiis, reported a bill providing for the appoint ment of additional pursers in the navy ; which was read the first and second time, and was about to be put on its passage; when Mr Yulee stated that he desired to move an amendment to the bill, and for that purpose requested its postpone ment until Monday. The bill was accordingly postponed. Mr Crittenden, on leave, introduced a bill to provide for the purchase of the manuscript pa pers of the late James Madison, President of the United States. The bill, at the suggestion of Mr Sevier, was postponed till Monday. A message was received from the House, an nouncing the resolution adopted by that body on the death of Gen. Hamer. The message having been read, Mr Allen went into a narrative of the services of the deceased, eulogizing his character as a statesman, a soldier, and a man. The Senate then adjourned till Monday. lis the House, on motion of Mr Schenck, it was ordered, that when the House adjourn, it ad journ to meet on Monday. Mr Morris of Ohio, announced the death of Gen Thos L Hamer, a member elect of the House of Representatives from the State of Ohio; and, after the adoption of the customary resolutions in honor of the memorv of the Ieceased, the House adjourned. JOKKION -The Hibernia brings later new j from Log laud. Cotton and grm both rather on the decline. For the Carolinian. The following ticket is recommended for Mag istrate cf Police and Commissioners. For Magistrate of Police. THOMAS N CAMERON For Commissioners. James Sundy, Geo. McMillan, Joseph A re j, Geo. McNeill, A. A. McKethan, Thos. S. Lutterloh, Wm. Warden, 1 2 5 4 5 6 MARRIED. At Wavnesboro, on the 21st ult., Dr. Daniel LCogdill to Miss E. A. Churchill. In Kaleigh, on the 22d ult, wr uavio j. v icn.er to Miss F.mma J. Williams, daughter of Mr Mark Mc Williams. In Wilmington, on the 23d ult, Wm. H. Jones, Esq, Cashier of the Branch Bank of Cape Fear, to Miss Mary C. Nixon. , In Salisbury, Mr Saml W James, junior editor of the Watchman, to Miss Mary M Wall. In Wilmington on the 22d ult., Mr Junius Davis, to Miss Ann Swann, daughter of the late Mr F J Swann. In the vicinity of Wilmington, on the 22d ult., Mr L. 15. Hardin, of Washington City, to Miss Augusta Lane, daughter of Mr Levin Lane. .!". New Hanover county on the ICth ult.f Mr William J L Bryant, to Miss Flora Bordeaux. GRATITUDE. The South Carolinians are a grateful people we are almost tempted to say a great people, for in some things they certainly deserve that title, as the following will testify : The following Preamble and Resolutions were adopted by both branches of our Leg islature, the night previous to adjourn ment : Whereas, intelligence ha9 been re ceived, that many of the soldiers in the war with Mexico, belonging to the Palmet to Regiment, have arrived in New-Orleans without the adequate means to defray their expenses home, and in consequence there of, are forced to beg and rely upon private charity lor support and means ot convey ance ; and whereas this Legislature consi ders it derogatory to the country, that the members of the regiment, which have, by their chivalrous conduct, reflected so much glory upon the State, should be thus em barrassed and delayed in returning to their friends and State 1. Be it therefore Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be requested to deposit forthwith in the hands of some res- pons'ble agent in iNew-urieans, the sum of Five Thousand Dollars, for the purpose of defraying the necessary expenses home of the discharged soldiers of the Palmetto Regiment. 2. Be it further Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be requested to make arrangements with the agent he may select, to render a lull account ot the money thus deposited, shewing the evi dence' upon which he advanced any monies the names to whom advanced, and the amounts received by each. Hon. John Fairfield, U. S. Senator from Maine, died in Washington city on the 24th Dec. His complaint was dropsy A surgical operation ter initiated fatally. DIED. In Hillardston.Nash countv, on the 5th ult, Mr Kelly Rawls, in the 43d veaf of his aee. LARGE SALE OF DRY GOODS, The Subscribe being destroys of changing their busi ne,will sell their STOCK OF GOODS in the Store north-east corner of Market SqtfaTe, aft of which are NKW. Sale to commence uu .Monday the ISth oi January. 18-43. O. &. H. McMILL N. January 1. 1S4S. . 463-2t. For the J"orth Carolinian. The Election on Monday next, for Municipal Officers, for the year 1848, is an important one to the citizens of Fayetteville, and it becomes them to deliberate before they select from the many tickets presented to their choice for these officers, lest by too hasty action they have cause to complain hereafter. .In order to canvass the matter fairly, they should discard from their minds every considera tion of personal preference or political bias, and permit themselves to be influenced only by the conviction that the " noblest motive is the pub lic good." Every one must admit the fact, that the internal condition of the town requires some attention. Look at your bridges, your streets and side-walks ! Look at the inattention and'de fiance to the salutary laws, passed with the view to prevent the spreading of fire, and to abate nuisances ! Look at the contempt with which all your wholesome regulations, relative to the Market, are daily treated ! In short, look at all your,police regulations they are a perfect blank, a dead letter in your statute book. We see all this we know that the prosperity of the town is retarded public improvements are but for a day, and things continually getting from bad to worse. Why is it ? Let every voter, on Monday next, ask himself the question, and if he has a spark of affection for the place of his residence, let him resolve to aid in correcting the evil. It can be done, if we but come to the conclusion to give vp personal friends and political associates, and go, as one man, for the public good. To this end let us endeavor to procure men to serve as Magis trate of Police and Commissioners, who are in terested in ths growth and prosperity of the town men of substance, qualified as the law requires residents of the respective Wards to which they are elected men of activity and enterprise, who will lend a helping hand towards promoting schemes of improvement calculated to unfold the rich treasures of the State, and swell our import ance in a commercial point of view men of abil ity and firmness, who will see your laws faithful-. lj executed ana your win carnea o. . . ,zt To assist in making a legal selection, , please insert in your paper the following extracts fpejn the Towa'Laws on the subject, and oblige your friendV C - REFORM. V Extracts from the Laws of the Towjifye Cap. XXIX,. Sec. 10. That no person shall be deemed oualified to act as Commissioner of the town of Fayetteville unless he is an inhabitant of the said town, and hath a lot of land therein with a house on the same, &c. &.c. Every freeholder in the said town, and every free man who has resided therein six months im mediately preceding the day of election, and has paid taxes, shall be entitled to vote for Commis sioners, &c. Chap. XLVIII, Sec. 1. Every person entitled by law to vote lor Commissioners shall be author ized to vote in one ticket, for seven persons as Commissioners of said town, one of whom shall reside in each of the seven wards, &c. &c. The Clown of the Manchester amphitheatre in vented a ruse to get a full house on his benefit night. He advertised that he had procured fine pig, to be run for by the first six persons that entered. The rush was general ! The brig Belfast was wrecked on the coast be tween New York and Boston, on the 17th Dec. Some 30 lives were lost out of the 50 on board before assistance could be rendered. VERY TRUE. The New York correspondent of the Charleston Evening News, speaking of some of the officers of the New York Regiment, says : In all this war, I do not see that birth and breeding have much to do with cour asre and conduct in the held. 1 lie com pany of the N. Y. Volunteers which most distinguished itself, and was cut in pieces, was commanded byabarber. Speaking of this to an intelligent trerman in a caleiast night, he said in Europe there isa great deal in srood blood so there is here but the difference is, here you find good blood everywhere. The Message. We publish the Presi dent's messase to-day, to the exclusion of almost every thing else. We have no room for comments, indeed we have no disposi turn to make any, had we space, it is an important State paper, and everyone who loves his country snouiu reau ami juuge of its character tor himself. Mshville (J. C.) Messenger (whig')- . MuKDF.ii. A Mr Wideinan, of Abbe vMIe District, a gentleman of respectabili ty, was murdered a few davs since, near his residence. Several of his own negroes lave been arrested on suspicion of having been the perpetrators of the horrid deed. Sumpterville JJanner .m The widows of three of the signers of the Declaration of Independence are still alive Mrs Benjamin Rush, in Philadel phia ; M i s Judge Chase, in Baltimore ; ami Mrs Elbndge Gerry, in New Haven, Ct. IS YOUR LIVER DISEASED? You may find relief if you will but try in time. Our Agent has just received the following : ISew Jersey. Boruentown. Uct. Zo. 14.". Mr Seth W". Fowle. Dear Sir : I am well aware that per- nonfl of every aire and sex. and condition in life, in every part: of the country, hare used, and been benefitted by Dr Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry. My own life has been saved with it. About one year ago I was quite sick for a number of weeks, confined to my bed when the pain in my mae would allow me to lay. My pnysician pronounceu my disease Liver Complaint ; my liver was very much enlarg ed. I raised blood several times ; the pain in my Mde was so severe that the cars passing in the street by the dooraftect ed me. I expected to die soon, but providentially I heard of, and obtained a bottle of your Balsam, which relieved me at onee. ' I was encouraged to persevere in using it. until I took four or five bottles, which saved my life and cured Bt,v- . . MARTHA. A. BKTUHr.L. None genuine, unless signed I BUTTS on the wrapper. For sale in Fayetteville by S J Hinsdale : and by Dealers in medicine in every important town in North Carolina. Col Morgan, of the Ohio Regiment, made speech at a public dinner at Columbus on the 10th Dec, in which he spoke in the most .indignant terms of evil effects upon the Mexicans, and the mortification to the American Army, of the course of the tory press at home. It is estimated that nearly 2000 houses have been built in Baltimore, since January 1S47. Those indebted to G. tc II. McMillan are rmuerted to come forward on or before the first of February, and make payment, as longer indulgence cannot be given. January i. 1545. 46o-'t Common School. Districts No. 62 and 63 will be opened at the " Long Room " on Gillespie street, on the 2d Monday of January . FOR WILMINGTON, Steamer Fayetteville or F.verereen will leave on Tuesday the 11th inst. at 10 o'clock, a. 111. Persons wishing to at tend the Conference on the 12th inst. can be accommodat ed The Boat will stop for passengers at the landings on tb river. A boat will be ready to luave Wilmington for Fay etteville on Motidny the 17th inst. Passage, each way, $3. DANIEL JOHNSON. Agent Jan. 1, 1843. Henrietta steamboat Co. Cheap Reading, &c. A new supply of novels just received, viz: Tho Prairio Guide, or the Hose of th Hio Grande. This is a very in teresting tale. 25 cts. The adventures of a Strolling I'layeit., a capital thing, complete 25 cts. The Convict, by James, 25 cts.; Margaret Graham, by do.. 10 cts; Lock Amsden every schoolmaster should read this talo 50 cents ; Miucn I'io for the million, baked to suit the tastes of all. 2a ceuts; Taylor and his Generals. 35 pages. 25 cts; illustrated Lift of Gen. Scott, 25 cts; Rory O'More. by Laney, 25 cts; I'aut Perril. or the adventures of a New kiiginnt boy. 25 cents; the Matricide's Daughter. 25 cts; Chaiu of Destiny, or th adventurus of a Vagabond, 25 cts; the Insnnred. a story of woman's heart, a thrilling tale. 25; a campaign in Mexico, or a glimpse of life in camp those devirous of knowing tho duties and trials of a volunteer, will find this very inter esting, 25; the Bandit's Bride. 25; the Pirate's Daughter, or the rovers of the Atlantic. 25; Jack ashore, 25; Jeuett Alison, or the young strawberry girl. 25; George Lowell, by J. Sheridan Knowlea, a good tale. 25; the Wilfulness of wo man. 25; the Manoeuvring Mother, 25; commander of Malta, by Sue, 25; Martin, the Foundling, by Sue, 75; with others at BKLL'S BOOK STORK. CUMBERLAND ACADEMY. The undersigned, being a committee on building, ap pointed by the Board of Trustees of the Cumberland Aca demy, will meet at Summerville. the location of said Ant demy, on the 12th day of January. J84S. to let out to the lowest bidder the following jobs of work, viz : One large commodious dwelling house, designed as a public Inn .and Steward's hou.se, to bo neatly finished off in workmanlike) style; also, a large dining room, being an addition to tho present Steward's Hall; also, to complete tho present Acad emical dormitory, with porch and front, together with some other minor jobs which will be pointed out on the ground. Builders and jiners will please notice tho above, and for further information will apply to either member of the un dersigned committee. Particular terms ami time allowed will be made known ou the day above specified. A. S. McNF.lLL, ALF.X. MURCIIISON. JNO. W. McKA Y. A. D. CAMPBKLL. J Jan. 1. 1848. 4o3-3t DENTISTRY. S. S. GILCHRIST, UKNTAL SURGEON, Informs tho citizens of Fayetteville and vicinity, that he has located in Fayetteville for the purpose of attending to his prnfession. He has ononed an office adjoining tli Lafayette Hotel, where ho will be ready at all times to wait on those who may favor him with a call. Dr. Gilchrist having had a successful practice for thi last six years, Hatters himself that bo can give geucrul satisfaction. Ladies attended Vo at thoir residences if requested. January 1. 184S. 4o3-3m. Stli OF JANUARY. RIFLEMEN ! A TT E N T I O N! "TlTOU are hereby com man tl--U- ed to aear at the Com pany's parade ground on Saturday the Sth Jan'y., at 3 o'clock, p. m., for parade and drill, in full Win ter Uniform. "JJy order of the Captain, O. WILLIAMSON, O. S. PRICES CURRENT. Corrected weekly Jor the North Carolinian. ilk COMMERCIAL RECORD. l'OJIT OF IlJI.WJVTOV. ARRIVED Dec 25th Schr. Corinthian, from Baltimore. 27th Schr Harrison Price, from New York, Schr E. S. Powell, from New York. STRAYED or stolen from the Subscriber, on the 23d inst.. a small bright bay HOKSK. 10 oc 12 years old. small blaze in the face, all of his feet wnite ; tome saaaie spot: on the back. A liberal reward will be paid for his delivery to me in Fayetteville. ' THOS. J. ANDERSON. Jan. 1.1848. 463-tf corifTBf produck. ccirri. Bacon, lb none Brandy, peach, gal 45 to 50 do apple 40 to 42 Beeswax, lb 20 to 22 Cotton, lbs 7 to ' Corn, bushel, 50 to 55 Flour, bbl 475 to 55u Flaxseed, bushel to 110 Feathers, lb 26 to 30 Fodder. 100 lbs 80 to 100 Hides, green, lb 2 to 3 do dry 6 to 8 Lard, lb 10 to 11 Oats, bushel 30 tor 36 Oil. linseed, gal G5 to 75 Teas, bushel 45 to 55 Itye. bushel 80 to 85 Tallow, lb 9 Tobacco, mannftl, 5 to 15 Wheat, bushel 80 to 05 Whiskey, gal 32 to 35 Wool, lb 13 to 15 F.lTtBl.r.l Beef, on the hoof, 3i to 4 Butter, pound, 15 to 20 Chickens, each, 12 to 15 Eggs, doxen 10 to 13 Meal, bushel, 55 to 60 Pork, pound, 5 to 6 Potatoes, sweet, bush 30 do Irish 75 to Turkeys, each 40 to 60 Turnips, bush 40 to MTETTrvllU! MANUFACTURE! Cotton yarn, pound 17 4-4 brown sheefg. yard 7 3-4 do do do 7 Osnaburgs, yard 11 MERCHANDISE. CE5TS Bale rope, pl 8 to 10 Bagging, hvy, yd 18 to 20 do light 14 to 11 Coffee, Rio, pd 8 to 10 Cheese, pd Landlcs, pd do sperm Copperas, pd Iron, Swedes pd do extra sizes do English Lime, bbl Lead, bar Molasses, gal Nails, keg pd Oil, Lamp gal 10 to 15 15 to 17 40 to 45 3 to 3j; a 6 to 6 4 to 4 20O 6 to an 27 to 3 Wx to 87 to 140 do tanner's, bbl 1750 Powder, keg. 550 to 000 Rice, Pd a Brandy, gal 150 to 300 Gin. Holland, 100 to 176 Hum, Jamaica, gal ttOO do St C roix 78 to 15U do N E 55 to Rags, pd 2i Sugar, N O, pd 8 to do Porto Kico, 8 to V do St Croix, 0 to 1 do Lump, 12 do loaf, 13 to 15 3alt. Liverpool, sack. 200 do Alum, bush 50 to 0O Tea, pd 50 to 15 Twine, bagging, pd 2 Wine, Malaga, 55 to CO do Madeira, 100 to 350 do Port 160 to 30O Glass, 8x10, box, 22T do 10x12 25 to 275. White lead, keg.200 to 250 NOTICE. T fMAV.twl 4t 4VtA mlw?x aVka will w1o4 oa AAwmn vVhw aettl their resneetive debts either bv cash or I llOUOrS Still Very SCarce ana by note. Those failing to comply with this notice mime diately. will be waited on by a collecting officer .1 A. c E. McPHERSON. January 1, 1848. 463-3w. REMARKS. Trade has been very dull during the week owing to the holiday arwl all kind ofnroduce backward in comine in. Domestic . ... , . saies continue lor Whiskey as high as 38 to 40. Brandy 40 to 50 Peach do., 5-" to V0. Corn 50 to 5.5 ; Meal 55 to GO. Flour 5 to 5. Cotton arrives very slowly, audi f TJi ; A fall attendance of the mom- Jm Jm JE "bers of Cross Creek Lodg; No. 4, is requested at their Lodge Room on Friday evening next, on business cf importance. J. B. NEWBV. Jan. 1, 1848. Sec'y. LAND FOR B-&.LE. Little River timber land, six hun- dred and ten acres, on the waters of Flat Creek, two miles from the river (well timbered) . This land will be sold at nublic auction at the Market House in Fayetteville, en Monday next, the 3d of January. Terms liberal, and made known at sale. Persons engaged in the timber business will find it to their advantage to attend. Jan y 1. 1848. WM. A. NELSON. sales made as high a cts, we quote 1 to 7; WILMINGTON, Dec. 29. In Turpentine the sales were at 2,30 for Soft and 1,40 for Hard. Spirits Turpentine sold at 31 and 32 cts. on Monday. Tar has gone up a little ; sales at 1,60 yester day. Timber has- not changed ; sales at what we last reported at There has not been a single sale of Lumber for a week that we have heard of. The same may be said of Staves and Shingles. A small lot of Martinique Molasses sold from the wharf at 23 cts. CHERAW, Dec. 2S. Cotton 7 to S cents.