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TME NORTH CAMOlLflrsflAN
Wm. H. Baync, K.IUor ana Proprietor.
ALABAMA On the 14th of December last,
a few days before the organizetion of the House
of Representatives, of the U. States, the Alabama
delegation wrote to the Governor of Alabama,
that the House was still unorganized, and that
FAYETTEVILLE, X. C.
JAXTOAXllT 12, 1850.
DEATH OF PRINCE HOHENLOHE.
We find the following paragraph among the
news of the last steamer from Europe : ;
Ainong the eminent persons recently
Thursday, Jan'y 3.
In the Senst ivr,. : . :
the reason of it was that the free soilers held off sented the resolutions passed by the GenerJl As- ! 'cease.iin Europe, is Prince Hohenlohe.
Irom ootn po.mca. part.es, and would vote for ; sembly of the State of Missouri, in re-ard to the i ",snoP . Sardica in Hungary. He de
no one who vvouldnot pledge himself tu aid them ! slavery question. These resolutions art- rondem- ! f1 th,s ,ife 16th of November,
in their purposes: that they (the Alabama dele- I natory of northern interference w.th southern ! 3tl 55. Jears- At on period of his life.
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ing subscribers and advertisements in New
York, Boston, and Philadelphia.
THE MAILS. We cannot get our exchange
papers from the north with any sort of regulari
ty, and this has been the case all the winter.
Whether it is the fault of the Postmr.sters or the
mail contractors we do not know, but a reforma
tion is needed somewhere.
THE PLANK ROAD. Mr Cooper, the En
gineer, has been surveying the route between
Little River and Carthage, since 20th December.
Having completed that part of the survey, he
was expected back on last evening. As son as
the estimates are made, which we presume can
be done in a few days, the clerk informs us that
that line, embracing about 25 miles, will be put
under contract, jt It i certainly time it was.
Ct- The store of Mr Charles McMillan, was
entered on Thursday night, through the second
story window, by a ladder. About $50 worth of
cloths taken ; no traces of the rogue.
CCr-The people of I'ayetteville are able to lose
a thousand dollars worth of goods, stolen, per
annum, but they are nut able to have a town
gu.il'd. That is what poor Richard cills saving
at the spigot and loosing at llie bung hole.
l l : i At . -
gaxionj un,evea me people of Alabama would institutions, and declare that if Congress pass
never submit to the aggressions of the free soi- any such law as the Wilmot proviso, that Mis
lers, and that the Legislature being in session, ' souri will be found in co-operation with the
it might be expedient to lay the information ' slaveholding States. They instruct the Missouri
before that body.
Accordingly the Legislature passed a pream
ble and resolutions expressing regret that a
Senators, and request the Representatives, to act
in conformity thereto.
These resolutions bavins: been read bv the
rri!c hil .ai..j ... l. i- i 1 f c ..' . . .
vv-v-uweu mcu inaue ii necessary ior j ul oeuaie, ir uenton, who was
Alabama to take a decided position; but instruct- primed for the occasion, rose and said that they
ing their representatives never to organize the I were not, in his opinion, the sentiments of the
House upon the conditions of the free soilers ;: people of Missouri ; that many members of the
and that in the event of the passage of any law j Legislature who voted for them, and the Gov
by Congress containing the Wilmot proviso, the ! ernor who signed them, bad since disavowed
State of Alubama would call upon the people of
the Slaveholding States to meet in convention
to take steps to secure their rights.
them. He deprecated the sentiments of the re-
tins eminent nerson enioved a v prv wt n mi
Far kind of reputation, which was rather
ephemeral though, and was not, it seems,
either of his own making or of his own
seeking. $ fervor and piety were so
ardent," says the Illustrated London
News, ami his prayers in behalf of the
sick and afflicted proved so frequently
successful, that many believed he was
gifted with a miraculous power.''
The death of this remarkable personage will
bring to the minds of many, an extraordinary
circumstance which occurred in Washington
city in 1S21; the whole history of which was
FINANCES OF WILMINGTON. We con
dense the following from the annual report of
the Treasurer of the town of Wilmington for tne opinion that if the time should ever arrive,
solutions in regard to resisting the action of Con- ! published several years afterwards, in pamphlet
gress, and read numerous extracts to show that ' frm as well as in the newspapers of that day
it would lead to the destruction of the Union.
" Love's labor lost."
Mr Atchison said he would merelv exnress
WAYLAID. Mr Joseph Brooksbauk was way
laid on Saturday night last, and shot, by his
i rother-in-law, Thomas Trull, a young man not
quite of age, who was learning the coach-making
buMiiess at Mr A. A. McKethan's establishment.
This is another singular case of that apparent
ly peculiar depravity of mind which unfortu
nately develops itself occasionally. We have
seen no one who Can account for so extraordinary
a deed. The parties had some alternation in the
forepart of the night, at the bar and oyster saloon
of Mr Brooksbank, but it was not of such a char
acter as to produce feelings of that bitterness
which would lead one to murder a fellow man.
The young man, however, is said to have pro
claimed that he would kill Mr B. before he got
home. Accordingly, when Mr B. started home,
he took his dotihle-b irrel gun, loaded, and put
his servant boy in front with a lantern; himself
and Mr Bryant Cook walking behind. Soon af
ter passing the store of Wm. Mclntyre, young
Trull stepped out from behind a tree, and in
front of Mr Brooksbank, and fired on him with a
pistol containing two b. lis, which the physicians
s iv would hive killed him instantly had they not
struck a button and glanced. Rut they entered
the right side, and he fell immediately. Trull
ran. but Mr B. struggled to a position on oie
knee, ami fired in the direction of his footsteps.
But from the suddenness of the attack, and the
severity of the wound, his firing at all was more
a matter of sudden impulse than of expectation
of lilt ting.
Mr B. is yet living, though said to be in a pre
Officers were in pursuit of Trull on Sunday,
but have not vet -succeeded in finding him.
1S19. The town owes the Banks $-1,250, an(j
other parties, :g;2,r00 11. Total, $6,S50 11.
The amount due to the town is $-1,033 80, leav
ing a deficiency to be provided for of $-1,016 31.
The revenue of the town, from all sources, for
IS 10, amounted to $20,039 15, and the expendi
tures during the same periou, were $20.75S 01,
showing an excess of expenditures over receipts
Laying curb stones, &.c, during the year, cost
$1,S 01, of which $700 11 remain unpaid.
The expenses of Town Guard, Kire Police, and
Town Officers' salaries, $1,025 01, or about $113
Lobby members received $150 95 for services
during the last session of the Legislature. Rail
road conventions and celebrations cost $211.
NOT SO FAST IF YOU PLEASE.
The editor ofthe Greensborough Patriot has
not consulted the arithmetic lately, as the fol
lowing proves :
1850. Hall the nineteenth century has
passed away. W ill the next half be as
eventful to our race as the past? Who
shall see its close?
He ought to have waited till next year to have
said that; as it takes fifty vcars to make a half
century, and only forty-nine have passed, so far.
We deem the correction necessary, because it
is important that we should not be eheated out
of a whole year in that summary manner. Life
is short enough at best, when one enjoys it.
Tl I E C A UNCROSS FA M I L Y opened a series
of Concei ts here on Monday night last, and have
been favored with full and fashionable audiences
during the week. The performers are three
sisters (who appear to be highly interesting
girls) and a vidin player, and occasionally a gen
tleman's voice to make up a quartette.
The entertainment consists of singing and
dancing, and sometimes a dialogue all innocent
CALIFORNIA IN N. C.
Mr Walker brags (in an article in the Ash
ville Messenger) that a man recently discovered
in Cherokee county, a mine from which seven
men obtained "0 ounces of gold in one week.
This at IS dollars an ounce would be $1200 !
savs of President
At an election for Magistrate of Police and
seven Commissioners for the town of Fayettevill,
the following ticket w.is elected on Monday 1-st:
Magistrate oJ Police,
A. A. T. SMITH.
Com i.ssioncrx ,
Ward -No. I. James 8uudy
2. V. Taylor
3. Jos Arey
4. T. S. Lutterloh
5. A. A. McKethan
(. Wm. McLaurin
7. Wm. Warden
"The Message is just what we expected
it is Taylor's embracing all that is ne
cessary. He could have said nothing
more, and lens could not have been ex
pected. No superfluous wordinjr, no long
spun theories to bo found in the Message
all is plain, simple, and what immediately
concerns our country and our country's
Such are the empty compliments which the
President's whig friends deem it necessary to
pay to the Message. It is done mechanically
and not from any feeling. Men who are unused
to writing can only write when language is
prompted by feeling ; but editors from habit can
A WHITE NEC 1U). Some eight or nine
years ago, we noticed in the Carolinian someth
ing of a natural curiosity a negro man with
white spots on his face, about his mouth. He
was an old man, probably fifty, as black as any
African, who had been bitten in his boyhood, by
a rattle snake pilot. We thought then that he
was a good subject for a museum, but to on r
astonishment, he came to town a few weeks
ago, almost a white man ! the only traces ofthe
negro about him, were bis k inky hair, and some
spots or streaks such as would be made upon the
skin of a white person by the application of
lunar caustic. The probability is, if he lives
five years longer, that there will not be the trace
of a negro about him except his hair.
Here is a theme for a philosopher. Many
learned essays have been written, theorizing
upon the cause or causes of the color and other
peculiarities of the African race. No other
cause than the snake bite can be assigned for
this astonishing metamorphosis, and the philoso
phy of its operation would no doubt puzzle the
most eminent chemist.
But so it i ; we have a white negro in North
Carolina. And we would suggest to his master,
if he will excuse the impertinence of the remark,
that he can make more money by exhibiting him
through the country, than he can by his labor,
if he lives fifty years longer; although he is a
jolly old fellow and can crack a joke yet.
OCJ-There arrived at Wilmington, during the
last year, says the Chronicle, 779 different ves
sels 78 foreign and 701 coastwise.
This is an increase over last year. There has
been a gradual increase every year of late. "'
CO The Camden Journal has come to hand as
a semi-weekly paper. The railroad has brought
this about. There is nothing like going ahead
when opportunity offers.
DR. DICK, the great writer on philosophy
and science, who is now in advanced age, and
resides near Dundee, Scotland, in very needy
circumstances, has written a letter to Mr Elihu
Bnrritt, (alias the "learned Blacksmith,") of Bos
ton, in which the Dr. refers to the proposition
made in this country to afford him assistance, and
says that if it were a spontaneous movement, it
would be very acceptable. He does not claim
any thing of the American readers of his works,
but thinks they have obtained them very cheap.
The editor of the Scientific American thinks that
every person in this country who has a copy of
his works, ought to contribute one dollar on
each volume to the good old man in his age.
We are not fortunate enough to possess any
fJC?-By a letter in the Greensboro Patriot, we
perceive that a gentleman in Selma, Ala., has
subscribed $200 to the building of the Central
Karl road. He is a native of Guilford, and the
race between Guilford and Rowan (an account of
which we published a week or two ago) excited
his feeling in behalf of his mother county, and
and hence his subscription.
A movement has been made in the New
York Legislature against the claims of Texas in
regard to her boundary. It is an impertinent
antislavery interference, but will not probable
be advocated by a majority of that body.
THE GOVERNORSHIP. We notice that the
Raleigh Register suggests to the whigs of the
State, the propriety of beginning to hold their
primary meetings to appoint delegates to a whig
convention to nominate a candidate for Governor;
and intimates that the party may have tough
work to elect whoever they may nominate. We
told them as much last week, but the Register
affects not to believe it :
The democratic party expect to nominate si fentleman
who will u sweep the stakes " from wbiggery in that (the
coming Gubernatorial) race." Fay. Carolinian.
Who is he ? He may well exclaim, in ad
vance, . save me from my friends'" Ral. Reg.
Perceive the anxious query of the Register,
Who is he?"
We were sometime trying to discover the
pmint of the Register's comment; and at last had
to consult a lawyer, who says that the Register
means to insinuate that our candidate will be
badly beaten. The Register, we suppose, predi
cates his opinion upon the fact that the whigs
have never had their candidate beaten since the
election of Governor by the people. Well, let
them look out next time. "Its a long lane that
contemplated by the resolutions, the people of
Missouri would show to the world that every
sentiment contained in them would be main
tained by them.
Mr Foote submitted a resolution providing for
the appointment of Chaplain to the Senate. Mr
Turney of Tennessee, presented a memorial, very
numerously signed, objecting to the appointment
of Chaplains to Congress, to be paid from the
public fund. The resolution lies over one day,
and the memorial ordered to be printed. Mr
Bradbury of Maine, presented a petition from
his constituents of the same nature, which was
ordered to be printed.
In the House, two ballottings for Clerk were
had. The democrats nominated Mr Forney of
Pennsylvania, editor of the Pennsylvania!."
The whigs nominated Mr Campbell, the Clerk
of last Congress.
Mr Forney received 9S and 103 Mr Campbell
77 and SI. Necessary to a choice, 105. No elec
tion. The House then adjourned.
Friday, Jan'y 4.
In tl-ie Senate, Mr Badger introduced a bill to
refund to the State of North Carolina the amount
paid by her for the N. C. Uegiu.ent of Volunteers.
It was read twice and referred to the committee
on military affairs.
Mr Cass' resolution in regard to suspending
diplomatic intercourse with Austria was taken
up. He made a speech of an hour's duration on
the subject, of which the following are some of
the leading points:
The diplomatic relations subsisting between
two countries are maintained only by political
agents; our intercourse with Austria is of recent
date; she has but one port, that of Trieste, with
which we trade to the amount a million and a
half or more, dollars per annum. There is no
obligation on us to continue intercourse with
her; but there seems to-be an obligation on the
American people to rebuke by public opinion,
through their government, the atrocious nets of
despotism of which the Austrian government
has been guilty towards the Hungarians. Eighty
three members of the British Parliament address
ed Lords Russel and Palrnerston, to obtain the
interference of the British government tores
train Austrian oppression and butchery. A
power thus setting at defiance the opinion of the
world, and vol.it ing the best feelimg of our na
ture, in the very wantonness of successful cruel
ty, has no bond of union with the American peo
ple. The French Chamber of Deputies for
several years in succession, in their representa
tive capacity, rebuked Russia and her allies for
despoiling Poland. There are many good men
among us who are alarmed at a proposition to do
what this resolution proposes, because bo pre
cedent can be found for it in the books. I have
already shown that rebukes have been adminis
tered by one nation to another, yet it is true that
we propose to go one step further than any
have yet gone.
In conclusion, he alluded to the appointment
of Mr Webb as Minister to Austra, and although
he had seen many allusions in the papers and
heard conversations touching the claims of Mr
Webb and his fitness for the office, that appoint
ment had no connection whatever with the reso
lution before the Senate. He owed it to the rela
tions subsisting between himselfand Col. Webb,
to say that he considered him fully competent to
discharge the duties of a foreign mission; and
if he were called upon to give a vote upon his
nomination, divested of all questions but his
personal fitness, he should vote for hirn ; but he
must confess that Col. Webb's departure from
the U. S., upon his mission, with the full know
ledge that the question of suspension of diplo
matic relations with Austria, would be brought
up in the senate, and so just immediately before
the session of the Senate, was an insuperable
objection to voting for him, and he would not do
it upon that ground, if no other existed, lie
doubted whether a foreign minister should ever
go abroad except in urgent cases, upon a mere
executive appointment, without waiting for the
action of the Senate. He had a few
We have frequently conversed with per
sons who were familiar with the facts, and fully
believed in their truth
The fact are, that Mrs Ann Mattingly.a pious
lady communicant of the Catholic Church, was
taken sick in 1S17, and for seven years up to
lS21,had been growing worse. She was con
nected by blood and marriage with the first
families" of Maryland and Virginia, and her
brother was Mayor of Washington. Her spiritual
minister and confessor was Rev. W. Matthews,
who took great interest in her case. During
the three years preceding 1S24, her sufferings
were intense, but physicians gave no relief.
Mr Matthews, knowing the reputation of Prince
Hohenlohe, as above indicated, wrote him a
statement of the case, declaring that the true
piety and christian resignation of the afflicted
lady induced him toask the intercession of his
prayers which had heretofore been answered.
Accordingly, Prince Hohenlohe wrote back,
stating that he would offer Mass in his chapel
at a certain hour upon a certain day ; (it is not
necessary to particularize) and that Mr Matthews
must do the same, at Washington at the same
time. Mr Matthews did so, and at the same
time administered the last sacrament to her;
and soon after left her with her attendants, as he
supposed "in the jaws of death" as he expressed
himself. But in one hour after, Mrs M. arose
from her bed, and falling upon her knees, ex
claimed " Lord, Jesus, what have I done to de
She found herself perfectly cured, even to the
scars of her sores effaced, and her ulcerated back
healed, as she says in her affidavit, and is at this
time, if we mistake not, living in Washington
j city, a living and testifying witness to this fact.
This most miraculous occurrence was sworn to
before Magistrates in Washington by a dozen or
more of her friends and relations and Physicians;
and thousands of persons who knew of Her long
and extensive illness, went to see her at her
brother's residence, after her cure. There never
was greater excitment in Wasnington, except
when the British entered it.
We mention this one of the " works of faith "
by Prince Hohenlohe, because it may yet be re
membered by persons even of middle age; and
because it is so well authenticated that no one
pretending to have respect for bis fellow men,
can disbelieve it.
There are other cures attributed to him, and
some well authenticated ones; but they created
not so general an excitement as the above.
The following amusiug article is one ofthe
witty displays of the f ' London Punch."' It is
( written, in reference to the " potato rot" in ire
' land. The onion being another of the " indis-
pensables" with the Irish, was chairman of the
GRAND BANQUET TO THE PO
TATOE. This highly respectable vegetable, the
: potato, being now, it is hoped, thoroughly
re-established in health, it was determined
by a few leading members of the vegetable i
j kingdom to offer a banquet to the worthy
and convalescent root on its happy re-j
covery. The arrangements for the dinner
j were on a scale of great liberality, and the j
1 guests included all the nrincinlil vegeta
bles. The invitations had been carried f
out by an efficient corps of Scarlet Uun-1
tiers, aud the Onion occupied the chair.
He was supported on his right by the head -ofthe
Asparagus family, while Salad oc
cupied a bowl at the other end ol the table, 1
and was dressed in his usual manner. The '
Potato, though just out of his bed, was
looking remarkably well, ami wore his
jacket, there being nothing to mark his :
recent illiiess, except perhaps a little an-!
parent blacki.ess round one of his eye
After the cloth had been removed, the
In Fayettevrlle, ot, the 9th insti, Mr William
H. Massey to Miss Hollan Powers
In Cumberland county, on 19th ultimo, Mr
Archtbdd McLean to Miss Ellen Weierer
daughter of Capf. J. W. Weiseger. '
MoTTh,,rfdj,y eenin ,he 3l'inst ,Mr William
ml H!' Rubesnn county, to Miss Flora Mon
2di2f Mr DanJeI nro., of Rich-
scv-aid? is m i-c 1 rr1 ,e sTd-Dr- nme T'
Hanover conn.!! atl.ne Joyner all ofrvew
On 23d of Dec. Mr JoSPph Ger,,4, Wagstaff to
Mim Lugenm Prfschall. all of Oxford
In New Hanover cunty, Mr Obadiah Eason to
Mrs Catharine Cowan.
At Summerville, in this countv, on Saturday
the eith ult.. after a lingering illness. MrsS YV
McNeill, w ile of Col. A. S. McNeill.
In this county, on the 25th ult., after a long
and p . iriful illness, Mrs Margaret Campbell, con
sort of Murdoch Campbell. She was a member
of the Presbyterian Church, and was a kind mo
ther and an fu-ctinnatc wife.
In Cumhoi l;,nd countv. l ist Saturd iy, Mr Law
rnre (UiiTht, a tidier "of the Revolution, and a
' , Pn-'ioner, aged vears. He served un"
der .en. Washington, and was at Little York at
torether the same
flie alluded to
brought them, lor the time
N. C. ARGUS. The first number of the Ar
gus under Mr Fulton's editorial care, came to
hand on Monday last ; and we must say that if
the editor sticks to his text, we shall welcome
his paper as at least one among our whig ex
changes, which a democrat may read without
feeling indignant at its recklessness, or contempt
at its reproaches.
The Raleigh papers say that the Dr. Green
mentioned in an article on our first page as being
killed, is a son of Dr. Wm. M. Green, who re
cently resigned his professorship in our JUniver
sity, to accept the Bishoprick of Mississippi.
COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES.
Statement ofthe total value of goods, wares, and
merchandise, imported into the LT States in
American and foreign vessels during the year
ending 30th June, 1S1'..
Pav ing duties, $P23, 479,77 I
Free of duty, J J,:J77,GG
Total value, $.H7,So7,4;'J
Statement of the total commerce of the United
States from 1st July, 1S-1S, to 30th June, 1S4U.
value of exports.
Domestic Produce, $13'2,GGG,05-'i
Foreign Produce, 13,0S8,St55
Total of. American &. foreign, $14o,7.j5,-20
Value of imports, $147,S37,43'J.
IF YOU WOULD
AVOID BROILS LEARN TO
A DOMESTIC DRAMA.
In three acts and a half; short metre-
The citizens of Atlanta, Georgia, have
in contemplation a Plank Road leading
from that place to Cumming, in Forsyth
county. It is proposed to tax the real
seen a paragraph in a paper stating a citizen of J estate of the citizens, for the purpose of
Kentucky, for whom he had much personal res- j enabling the city coporation to take stock
pect, had proceeded on a mission to Mexico, but i J the road
he would never receive his vote to stay there.
He did not understand such unseemly haste
such flight from the judgment of the Senate. It
looked too much like trying to force a confirma
tion to save the expense already incurred of
salary and outfit.
Mr Seward of New York said that he was
sorry Mr Cass had in open Senate alluded to
matters in regard to Mr Webb's appointment;
but as he had done so, it was incumbent upon
him (Mr S.) to state that he had documents in
his possession which would greatly extenuate
and probably remove the accusation of precipi
tate flight. These papers would be presented to
the Senate in executive session.
Mr Foote next addressed the Senate in a speech
of half an hour, in which he ridiculed Mr Seward
severely and genteely. ,
Mr Foote having concluded there appeared a
disposition among senators to debate the matter
still further, but the time being unpropitious,
the resolution was laid over till Monday. The
Senate then adjourned till Monday.
In the House, nothing at all was done. After
a very short session, they adjourned till Monday.
Still no clerk elected.
kind of metre used by most gas companies.
This longing after beauty.
This sighing after curls,
This chasing after fashion.
Wherever fashion whirls.
And all that sort of thing.
May do for those who like them
For those avoid of taste,
For those who barter diamonds off
For diamonds made of paste,
And other blockheads;
But to a wife who truly loves,
Who'd be what sh appears.
Who'd spread a sunshine round the man
That keeps aw ay her tears.
And brings her 'taters home,
We'd whisper softly in her ear,
We'd grave it on her heart,
That knowing well to fry a stake
Heats sentirneut and art
A darn'd sight.
Onion got up to propose as a
tat, our much respected guest." ("Im
mense cheering. He (the Onion) had
known the Potato from infancy: anil,
though they had not always been associat
ed in life, they had frequently met at the
same table They had sometimes braved
broils, and had found
together in such a stew
the Irish stew) as had
bcinir, into an
alliance ol the very closest kind- He (the
OnionJ was desjighted to see the Potato
once more restored to his place in society,
for he (the Onion) could say, withnut
flattery, that society had endeavored to
supply the place of the Potato in vain.
(Hear, hear.) They had heard of Rice
having been suggested to take the place of
his honorable triend, but the suggestion was
really ridiculous Risum ienealis, amici,
was all that he (Loud - laughter, in which
all but the Melon joined.) Het("lhe Onion)
would not detain them longer, but would
conclude by proposing health, long life,
and prosperity to the Potato.
The toast was received with enthusiasm
by all but die Cucumber, whose coolness
seemed to excite much disgust among his
brother vegetables The Onion had, in
tact, affected many of those present to
tears, and the Celery, who sat next to the
Horseradish, hung down his head in an
agony of sensibility. When the cheer-,
ing had partially subsided, the Potato ro-e
but that was only a signal for renewed en
thusiasm : and it was some minutes before J
silence was restored. At length tiie Pota
to proceeded nearly as follow :
"Friends and fellow-vegetables: It is
with difficulty I express the feeling with
which I have come here to day. Having
suffered for the last three or four years
from a grievous disease which seemed to
threaten me with total dissolution, it is with
intense satisfaction J find myself once
more among you in the vigor of health.
(Cheers.) 1 should be indeed insensible
of kindness were I to forget the anxious
inquiries that have been made as to the
state of my health by those who have held
me in esteem, and sometimes in a steam
('A laugh, in which all but the Melon
joined., I cannot boast of a long line of
ancestors, I did not, like, some of you,
come in with the Conqueror, but I came
in the train of civilization, amidst the mem
orable luggage of Sir Walter Raleigh, in
company with my right honorable friend
the Tobacco who is not now present, but
who often helps the philosopher to take a
bird's-eye view of something of the finest
subjects tor renection. (Immense cheer
ing, anil a nod of assent Irom the Turnip
Top.) Though 1 may be a foreigner, I
may justly say that 1 have taken rout in the j
soil, and, though I may not have the grace
of the Cucumber, who seems to have come
here in no enviable frame, (loud cheering,)
I believe I have done as much good as any
living vegetable; for, . though almost
alwavs at the rich man's table, I am
seldom absent from the poor man's
humble board. (Tremendous applause)
liut, continued the Potato, let me not get
flowery, or mealy-mouthed, for there is
something objectionable to each extreme.
I have undergone many vicissitudes in the
course of my existence. I have been serv
ed up, aye, and served out (a smile) in all
sorts of ways I have been roasted by
some; I have been basted by others; and
I have had my jacket rudely torn oft' my
back by many who knew not the treatment
I deserved. Hut this meeting, my friends,
repays me for all. Excuse me if my eyes
are vatery. ("Sensation.) I am not very
ihin skinned, but I feel deeply penetrated
by your kindness this day."
The Potato resumed his seat among the
most tumultous cheering, which lasteil for
Jan'y 5. Steamer Rrpnnin witk
goods for S Hoon, Cook & Tavlor, Rev'd C Prit
chard,jn& J Martine, Capt. Bradford, SW
Tilhnghast &. Co, s J IlinsJde, E J If.de, H
IJransori Sc. Son, P P Johnson, A Johnson Co,
C Banks, W H It-iiirh, f Johnson, C T Haisb 9c
Son, Krambert, (J W McDonald. W Harding,
W Prior, E W Willkings, Cook &. Powell. E
Mitchell, II C McLoan, D Murphv, J WinecofT
& Co, Jenkins & Roberts, J H Hawley, K Gwyn
&. Son, A Torrence.
- fP lir (PF 11 ,.TT . V TO.V
Arrived, Jan'y -4, Schr Corinthian from Balti
more, .'ith. Brig Tangier from Cardenas, Coba.
th. Schr Ira Brewster from New York.
The Board of Superintendents
of Common SclinailR aro requeiitoct to tneft at tbf Court
House in r'ayrtteviUe. on Tuemlay of tbe Special Ttrm of
tlie Superior Court, that Uay being the 12th FVy. at 11
Tho Board consists of F.tlwar.l Lee Winalow, John
Evans. Lauchlin Bcthuoe. Hector McNeill, Silas Dooctasi
A. It Dewar. Col. A Murchison. '
Business of importance is to come before the Board.
J.VO. McLAUKIN. C. C. C.
Jan 'J 12. 1S.-.0. 665-tf
NEW IUKBEK SHOP.
J. Hostler has opened a new Barber Shop on the corner
oRirwii ami liow st recta! near Kcrles Bridge whew he
will do his best to give Batisfarlion to his old customers,
ami all who mry favor him with their patronage.
He flat ters himself tint he can share and trim hair in
the cisieat manner anj most fashionable style.
Jau'y 12. 1S50. 60S 2t
Buckwheat Cl Butter,
A fresh sunplv, just received and for sale by
Jan. 12. ' GEO. McNEILL.
"U'e want TWENTY NEOROE9 f ri southern plan
tation. Liberal prices in cash will be paid, if offered soou
J. c T. W.AO LULL. Hay street.
Jan'y 12. 18.VJ. 5.8-tf
The exercises of the School, composed of Dis
tricts No. (V'aiid will be resumed ou Monday
the 14th inst., under the management of Joseph
January l-, 1S50.
1H IS well-bred Stallion will
stand the ensuing season in tbe coun
ties of Sampson. Bladen, ltobeson. 8t
Cumberland. ATncDulfis a beautiful
chesnut-sorrcl. six years old this
spring, and descend vd from a fins
stock He was sired by the old Lwharrie. aud came from
a mare of fine inalities and proportions.
For the present, .Mac Duff can be seen at M. McKinnon's
stables in this place, and will he shown nt other places as
soon as practicable. It is dctfirahie that those wishing
colts by MacDufl. will make application as early as con
eniellt. The terms are low. thereby enabling all who
wish to improve their stock and hare good colts, to do so.
For teruis. &c, see handbills.
M. .VcKIXXON &. CO.
Jan'y 12. ISoO. 668-,-!t
Corrected weekly for the JVorth Carolinian.
r AYETTEVIltr .
I'Ol'XTBt PROMCr. CtSTl
Bacon, lb 6i to 7
Brandy, peach, gal 75 to 80
do apple 50 to 60
Beeswax, lb 18 to 20
Cotton, lb 11
Corn, bushel, 50 to 55
Flour, bbl 4 50 to 4 75
Fodder, 10 lbs
Hides, preen, lb
Oil. Linseed, pal
IVits. bush el
a considerable time.
"They Rest from tiirir LjAhoks."
It is with no attectation of grief that 'C
announce the death of one of our most
venerable, estimable ami patriotic Icllow.
citizens. General Daniel C- Butts, late,
and for many years past. Teller in the
Branch Bank of Virginia at this place,
died at his resilience, very suddenly, on
Friday night last. During the day pre
ceding his tier-ease, he was at the Bank
attending to his duties as usual, and we
understand tlcit, when he retired, on
Friday night, he was in his us'iai health.
In a moment, however," in the twinkling
of an eye,'' the dread messenger that no
time, nor circumstance, nor entreaty can
repulse, arrived, and all that remained on
earth of the exemplary citizen, the sincere
and generous friend, the christian patriot,
was a stiffened corpse! How true, how
solemn, and how full of awful instruction
to the living, the words of inspiration,
in the midst of life we .are in death!"
Pclet sbitrg Republican.
Wheat, bushel 7.r to 8.
Whiskey, gal 3." to 40
Wool, lb 15
Wood oak. per cord. 3
IJeef. on the hoof 3 to 4
Hotter, pound 12 t 15
Chickens, each. 10 to 12
F-jrs. dozeu 10
Pork, pound. 4 to 0
Potatoes, sweet buf-h. 30
do Irish 100
do uorth'n. bbl
Turkeys, each 50 to 10O
Turnips. bu.h 50
j MM( ihndih.
IS ale rope, pd
I5KK'"K- hy. yd
Coffee. Rio. tid
I do sperm
110 to 1 15 Copperas, pd
30 ;Iron. Swedes pd
75 I do extra siies
3 to : do English
6 to 10 Lime bbl
to iyt Lead, bar
30 to 32 I Molasses, gal
! Nails. Keg pd
Oil. lamp gal
Gin. Doll. nid.
do St . roix
do N E
Sugar. iN O. pd
do Porto Kico
do St Croix,
do alum, burn
65 to 70
r5 to OO
65 to 70
10 to II
5 to 15
10 to 11
15 to 30
13 to 15
12 to 14
10 to 12
16 to 17
35 to 45
GX to 6
3 to 4
175 to 1M
6 to 1
30 to 35
5 to J4
87 to 140
490 to 5.V)
4 to a
150 to 400
150 to 175
78 to 150
35 to 40
7 to 9
9 to 10
0 to 10
11 to 12
37 to 50
60 to 1 50
Twine, hugging pd
FrF.TiniLr. MtM Fictri:si Wine. Malaga.
Cotton yarn, pound 17
44-brwn sbt'g. yd 7
7- do do tiJi
Osuaburgs. yard S to 9
Glass. SxlO box
White lead keg
lU'.MAIJKS. Trade has been animated
week ; Cotton selling freely at quotations.
er.il l:ir;e droves of hosjs from
have come in during tlie week
55 to 60
lOO to I SO
160 to MM
225 to 27 .
150 to 11
Pork sells at 4
ami 4". We ulter quotation tor yarn to n cts.
Sheetiiiir "as not experienced any change.
CiIERAW, Dec. 1. Cotton 0J to 10J Won
7 to 7 flour 5 to 5J iron 5 to 6 Salt$I
to corn 10 to 4") Molasses 35 to 40 Gaz.
WILMINGTON MARKET, Jan, 9h.
Navai. Stores. Between ijOO and 700 barrels
of Spirits Turpentine have changed hand, since
our last week's report wan made, at rates ranjr
iiig frwm 2 1 J to 2-1 J cents showing a little de
cline in the article. Of raw Turpentine the
quantity arriving: during last week has not been
large, probably not exceeding 1500 barrels; sales
ofthe last few davs at St.S5 to 1,90 for Solt, and
1,05 for Hard, being much the same as we re
ported on the 2d inst.; Tar lias not changed
Mnceth.it time; Sales this week at 1,10. In
Rosin we have no transaction to report, except
the sale of a lot of Common at 70 cento.
Lumber. This article is withoat change; no
late sale has come to our knowledge
There is rain onicr ieaiiDa
for Timber than has existed for a few weeks, but
we do not know mat i" " " -j mgucr, aaica
at 4 to fil dls , as to quality.
1J a co ! a w Lakd. Some lots of new Bacon,
h.r 'round, have brought about 7 cents; there is
considerable old bacon yet on hand. A lot of ,
new Lard, in kegs, sold at 8J cents.
A Cargo of Cuba Molasses now landing if sel
ling at 22 to 21 cents, according to quantity.