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Be not swift to condemn," struggled for and passed, after a contest . . . - : ' r j . : U f f (U ra. is a maxim as sound in pontics as i ui icujmimii ia ine .iiusi -;..-morals. ' j ordinary' emirts of the hia;s to deb? 3. So do we but we also believe "in ; it; and so of the present Tariff, which be the neatest good of the greatest number-' . came the law of the land by the almost Equal rights" and " privileges" we have, J "unexampled" casting vote ofthe Vice Pre with one exception Equal Suffrage ; but ' sident. And did not Gen. Jackson resort we are yet to see the day when the "bur- to "extraordinary means'' toput down he .i,,.k .f ta-vntiun shall be arranged and . National Bank? And washe not sustained .j v. - . . precision, by Mr bwvn and all other true nemo- cratsr We respectfully submit to our ''lost subscriber'9 that principle No. 7 will hardly bear examination, much less the Stale with ; the test of rigid investigation and scrutiny. inefficient schemes of In- I 8. Mr Uwyn is opposed, to "unfair and Vhc ' truth is, zee 'partial legislation," and yet objects to the until he has hard- began wrong. In 183G we received nearly j Central Koad on account or us "immense one million live hundred thousand dollars lengm now long wuuiu ne nave ur on depositefrom the General Government. We presume it will not "cost" any more ..... vve havea wavs l uouir it t us sum ouriii to ' P'i iime, man m- vji-wi ui nisi"'" wiiii i in rr m - , y M i i .i i-.i 4.. ... ... na ui'cn m :i .11. ail uimi iiuutu 1 1 i connecting INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA. A democratic editor arraigned; his able and con clusive defence shoxcimg the- true position which the democratic party should occupy ' being the true position for an enlightened and progressive age : The following article from the North Carolina Standard is well worth a perusol by all who wish to know the true position ofthe democrati- nsr. i IU.ril.uted with mathematical ty in North Carolina, on the question of Internal j 4. So do we ; and for that reason we Improvement. The subject of Internal Iinorove- ! upr nunosed to the purchase ofthe Rai ment by the general government, has been con-! eih and Gaston Rail Road by the State, founded in the minds of manv. with the subject as well as to of Improvement bv the State It will be 5een ; ' partial' and that the editor h :i.sfrit.t hf5"ljf subscr iber" of ternal Improvement. I he truth is, the boards of his " platform,1 ly a plank to stand on. Lrttrr to the editor, dated C aewell county, A j ril 9, 1350. Dear Sir : Enclosed I send dollars; for which you will send me a re ceipt and discontinue the paper. I atn for a strict construction of both '. Federal and State -Constitutions C1' deny the right- of the representative to exercise entire control over the fortunes of his constituents. 2. 1 believe in equal rights, burdens, and privileges. 3 I detest unfair and partial legisla tion. f4.3 I am opposed to the large pub lic debt by the General or State Govern ment. 5.3 I am an advocate of low faxes, a poor treasury, and a rich people rt. I cannot suppose a good measure would requireextraordinary means to secure its passage, or unexampled efforts to recom mend it to public favor 7- Looking at these principles, (which I hold inviola ble, you can at once see what I think of your great Central Road, without a word about its immense length, enormous cost, chance for freight and passengers, and its rapid depreciation. 8 3 I have always thought the most distinguishing feature between the two great parties was inti mately connected with the expenditure of public money ; and believing the Demo cratic the more prudent and economical in this regard, it has been my pride and pleasure to act with that party from my youth up; but convince me that all difi l in censed, and I shall perceive the neces- propriety of distinction of ence in principle has be utterly at a' loss to sity or even names, y. The measure, above alluded to, has done incalculable mischief in sundering the good feelings of Democrats in this region, and the reported imprudent denunciations of some of your speech-makers, have ftdded not a little to it. 10. Some of 11s array rip here, still dare to think for ourselves, whether our opinions be worth anything or not in the estimation of some of the great ones. fl 1. 3 I have been a subscriber to the Standard ever since its commencement, with the exception of a few short intervals. I must now bid it a final adieu ; hoping this scrawl may appear in its next issue, as it is the first and only request of the sort I evermade- 12. Yours respectfully. L- A. GWYN? To W. W. Hold nx. apart and adtied to uv in terest, until suclutime as it would be sufli- !-. ... ...i r.'.. ,.j r..: 1 eitlll 10 nniMiui.lt Kir 1 nsuii uie, a iimi Road from Heaufort to the mountains ; but the law-makeis of that day thought other wise and pursued a different course. But if we started improperly if we blundered in the outset, and for years thereafter if stockholders, even with the State's aid, failed here, and only hobbled along there if disaster ensued where prosperity was expected, and if a considerable State debt was the result is that any reason why we should yield to despondency, sit down, fold our arms, and give over all efforts to improve our condition ? Surely not. Georgia, a Democratic State, experienced the same reverses and misfortunes for the first ten years ; but nothing daunted, she persevered with her system, and she now has six hundred miles of Rail Roads pay -ing good dividends her wealth and popu lation are increasing at a greater rate than ever before Factories of nearly every kind are springing up within her borders and she is now one of the most flourishing and prosperous States of all the Old Thir teen. There is much in the past action of this State on Internal Improvements, which we regretted and opposed ; but it did not follow, because we opposedan.il denounced the abuses and mistakes ofthe system, that we were opposed to the system itself. At the last session, the friends of Internal Improvement, of both parties, were compelled to take things as they were, anil ilo the best they could, under verv peculiar and discouraging circumstances, for the whole Slate. As a citizen of tiie State, and as the conductor of a public journal, we felt it our duty, as it was certainly our right, to speak in approving terms of such general measures as were then adopted. We were not entirely satisfied with some of these measures, nor with them, indeed, as a whole ; but still we could not hesitate in our choice between action by and through the measures, and a state of inaction, stagnation, and despon dency. Here, however zee would pause Let the present system be tried before it is extended. It will be time enough to consider the propriety of extending it, and of thus involving the State still more in debt, after it shall have been tested, and proved, as we believe it will be proved, of great importance and value to the State and a large majority of its citizens. In addition to this, there is good reason to believe, if these measures should thus result in augmenting our wealth, popula tion, anil resources, that the people them selves will be abundantly able, in their respective localities, to complete the sys tem and give it still furtiier efficiency and value, without any aid from the public Treasury. Rut suppose we had ' occupied neutral ground with reference to these measures would not both sides have censured us for our silence and non-committalism? Or suppose we had opposed them would not those of our Democratic friends who are in favor of them have blamed us, as we are blamed now for approving them r The longer we live and the more we experience ot hditorial Mr Gwyn has a right to be heard, and we theiefore publish his letter at length. Under the circumstances, however, we deem it but simple justice to out selves to submita few words by way of reply : which I... . . r . . r we snail do in the kindest spirit, we trust, j and with the most perfect respect towards' that gentleman. We admire his candor, but he must allow us to be frank ami candid also. We have numbered the various points he has made in his letter, and we shall take them up one by one in regular er. 1. So are we : but we should certainly construe the Federal more strictly than the State Constitution, because the powers contained in the former are delegated. The constant danger is that those powers will be perverted and abused ; that the States may thus be rendered subsidiary to 4 1. i. . 1 1 , .1 . . . -. 1. 10 reueiai centre : mat consolidation 1 0f Kditm-ial l.ihnrs nml d.ffir.i1ti. !. may ensue, .and State sovereignty bestrick- more we are convinced that the true course for an Editor is, to follow the dictates pre exists en dow n and deployed. As a strict con structionist, we are opposed to Internal Improvements by the General Government. We are opposed to it, because the power to construct Roads and open Canals has never been delegated by the States, but remains with them. Mr Gwyn; we sume, win not deny that this power somewhere j if so, it exists here, a reserv ed sovereign power. Its exercise is de manded by the course of events elsewhere, by the depressed condition of the people, and by the wish ofthe people to get to the markets of the world, and thus to quicken trade, develop their resources, and improve their condition generally If the peooie were able, by associated effort, to efiect these works, we should much prefer that course ; but they are not able, and in ad dition to this, they are becoming poorer and poorer, slowly but surely, every year. The State, tlven, must do it, or assist in doing it, or it will not be done at all. The power, we repeat, is clear. Roth Jackson and Folk the great lights of Democracy held the doctrine above set forth, that the power is not in the General Govern ment, but in the States, and that this constitutional fact is one ofthe strongest bulwarks of the sovereignty of the latter. 2. So do we. On all questions where the will ofthe people is known, or may be clearly inferred, the Representative must be governed by it ; but when such is not the case, he must exercise a sound dis cretion and do the best he can. Events sometimes happen which are not foreseen either by the people or their Representa tive, and he is called upon to act before he can consult them and ascertain their wishes. In such a case he must necessari ly roly upon his own judgment. If his constituents approve, well: but if not, a s'niple error of judgment ought not to in duce them to discard a faithful servant. nre.nt-eaSUre!i t,mR stained by a Re ..l n?I VVe Urn the strength of his own 1 iorfs be V,d lU the ab3ene of instruc J e rn l Hy ,Snd fuU tested before they are condemned. To tlo otherwise is to prejudge him, and that too by the very constituents who had thrown him, without instructions, upon the resources of his own of his own honest judgment, and please many ol his readers as he possi- as bly can by pleasing himself. This is Mr Ritchie's rule, and we suppose our friend Mr Gwyn would scarcely doubt his tact, ability, or Democracy. 5. So are we, unless such debt by the General Government is the result of neces sary w ar expenses, or unless it is incurred by the State Government for purposes of general, permanent improvement. If the Central Road should be constructed, North Carolina will owe some three millions five hundred thousand dollars, to speak in round numbers; but what is that to a sov ereign State capable of supporting on her soil ten millions of inhabitants, and worth, in real estate and negroes, some Three Humlred Millions of Dollars? If this debt had been incurred for foolish and visionary purposes, and with no reasonable expecta tion of benefits to the people or the State, it would be natural and just that such a policy should be indignantly denounced; but there are meny, very many ofourciti zens who believe this money has been, as a whole, judiciously ami properly laid out. and who expect from it signal advantages not merely io this generation, but time. Nearly every question has two sides to it. 6. So fir as How taxes'5 and "a poor Treasury'' are concerned, Mr Gwvn has certainly, thus far, no reason to complain, Our taxes, we venture to eay, have been lighter, from the foundation of our Gov ernment to the present lime, than those of any other State in the whole civilized world; and a"poor Treasury" has been, of course, the. consequence. But the j "rich people" wheuk aue they? 7. According to this rule,' Mr Gwyii would condemn two of the best measures ever established by the national Democracy,-to wit : the Independent Treasury and the Tariff of 1846.- The . Independent Treasury was first brought forward, ini the House of Representatives, by . "Gen. Gor-j uoii 01 irgima, as l;r back as 1836; and it wasnotuntil 1846, we believe, that it was finally and firmly established. It was Roads: and as for the "chance for freight and passengers," we consider that as good, at least, as any Road of similar length, penetrating the interior of a Slate rich in minerals and lands, and connecting a great thoroughfare of travel. The "deprecia tion,' whether "rapid'' or slow, or wheth er at all, must depend upon events. There are two sides to this question also. Ye are content, with Mr Gwyn, to watch and wait. He has his opinion about it, how ever, and we have ours. 9. We have al ways thought that princi ples, growing out of different constructions of the Federal Constitution, divided " the people into Whigs and Democrats; and not merely the question of appropriating and distributing the public money. The Dem ocrats, it is true, have always been the economical party, and they are so yet; but it does not follow, therefore, that they are banded against t'nejFederalists on the issue simply of expending dollars and cents. Our friend has erred inputting down the result for the cause. We are Democrats because we construe the Federal Constitu tion strictly : and we are economical be cause, as strict constructionists, we can not go beyond the limit of the delegated powers and appropriate the money ot the people for objects or purposes not war ranted or sanctioned by that instrument. 10. We are well aware that some of the measures ofthe last session have 'pro duced unkind feelings among our Demo cratic friends. We feel it, and we regret it; but we can perceive no good reason for it. It is impossible that we should all think alike antl vote alike on State affairs; and this being the case, why should one re proach the other for alleged mistakes or blunders; or why should this course or that, in these affairs, be set up by either side, as a test of devotion to Democracy? If breaches and divisions indeed exist, is it not better to heal than to widen them? Is it the part of wisdom to bicker antl wran gle in the face of the enemv? ff'ial sludl we gain by it as a party? Power in the State, and the controll of these various works of Internal Improvement, so as to secure their economical and proper man agement? Never! We commend this view of the matter to our respected friend. In regard to the "reported imprudent denunciations of some of the speech-makers" in this region, Mr Gwyn has been deceived. His allusion, we suppose is to certain remarks attributed by rumor to Gen .Saunders, in a Speech delivered some time since in this place. We heard the w hole of that Speech, and can therefore "speak by the book." These remarks have been most strangely misrepresented. General Saunders never said, and never thought of saying that the opponents of the Central Road ought to be but under the ban. or consigned to political destruction; on the contrary, he enforced upon Demo crats for and against the Road the impor tance ot harmony among themselves, and deprecated, in eloquent terms, the very result which, it is "reported", he labored in that Speech to bring about. What he said, in substance, was this: That the Demo crats ofthe State could not agree on this subject; that he regretted the fact; that one side lias as good a right to its opinion as the other; that it would be unwise to dis pute and divide on this question; that lie should do nothing to engender bad feeling or produce division; that he should pro scribe no opponent ofthe Road, and would not be proscribed himself; that if proscrip- j tion began, so tar as ne was concerned, it must come from the other side; and that any attempt by either side to proscribe and put down the other, -ould necessarily pro duce a contest betwt n the Democrats of the State, and involve the whole party in one common ruin. And, he added in sub stance, if this ruin come upon the party in this way, the party would deserve its doom. Does Mr Gwyn see any thing4to object to in that? That gentleman would hardly condemn a Wrhig upon "report"'; may we hope hereafter he will at least be as just and as forbearing towards members of his own party? E WAKE - COUNTY. W learn by the last Standard, that our democratic friends of Wake, have held a' Convention, and nominated candi dates for the-Legislature. The spirit evinced is worthy of all commendation, as shown by. the following article from the Standard : THE COUNTY CONVENTION. On Monday last, in pursuance of pre- crats of Wake County was held in this City, which resulted in the nomination of Wesley Jones, Esq., for the Senate, and Gen Sanders, Jam" D. Newsom, and Burwell Rollins, Enquires, for the Com mons. The Convention was presided over by O. L. Burch, Esq., Mr William A. Allen acting as Secretary. Soon alter it was organized, James B. Shepard, Esq. pre sented a series of Resolutions, embodying the true Democratic doctrine, and taking the ground, rery properly, that so far as the Central Rail Road was concerned, that was a settled matter, and one about which Democrats ought not to dispute and divide Eloquent and able Speeches were delivered by that gentleman, and by Messrs McRae and Busbee, upon points growing out of these Resolutions ; and what they said tended very greatly to that state of har mony and good feeling which marked the final action of the Convention. Though Mr Shepard was and is opposed to the Central Road, and to all similar schemes by the State, yet he came forward in a noble spirit of conciliation and compromise, prepared to recognize no test but that of Democracy, and determined to spare no honorable effort on his part to unite the party as one man at the approaching elec- ! tion. It was anticipated, and with some ' reason, as we have occasion to know, that j unkind feelings would prevail, on account of differences on Internal Improvements ; but the general tone of his remarks, and j the spirit he displayed, being himself an j anti-Rail Road man, contributed as much I as any thing else to repress those feelings and to produce harmony and concord. Such a course of action, at this crisis, when we are threatened with divisions anil distractions on the subject of Internal Im provements, is truly commendable; and though we differ with Mr Shepard in his view s in regard to the Central Road, yet as a Democrat and the advocate of party harmony under all circumstances, we thank him for the liberal and manly manner in which he bore himself on this occasion Before the noaiinations were made, George W. Thompson,1 Esq. our late res pected Senator, was invited to address the Convention, which he did briefly, but in a pointed and admirable strain. He thanked the assembled Democracy for the honor they hal conferred upon him in selecting him to represent the County in the Senate for three successive sessions : and after warning those present against the useless ness and danger of divisions on State affairs, and enforcing the importance of concilia tion and kind feelings, he asked leave most respectfully to decline being a can didate again. His remarks were received with much applause. Maj. Nixon also spoke briefly, but sen sibly anil effectively, in favor of union and harmonv. IMPROVEMENT IN SADDLES, a J Mr George Fisher hu invented a very keel lent improvement on riding saddles, which will enable the equestrian to ride the flying cour ser," with a greal deal more ease and pleasure than with the old kind of saddles, and it will also be easier for the animal. The improvement consists in having the seat ofthe saddle portable, or capable of being detached from the pad(the old ones are fastened,) and by constructing the inside of the seat on both sides, and the surface ofthe pad. in such a way that coiled oreliptical springs may be placed betw een the seat and the pad, thus preventing jolting and jarring, by graduating the irregularity of action, and en abling the rider to sit and enjoy a gentle and easy motion on horseback. We clip the above from Wilson's Week ly Despatch. Mr Fisher is a resident of this City, and is a most worthy and in dustrious Mechanic. We hope his inven tion will prove profitable to him. This improved saddle, which we have examined in Mr Fisher's shop in this City, is well described, with plates, in the last number of the Scientific American. Its chief advantages are, that it affords the easiest riding possible on horseback, and protects the back of the animal, by lett ing in a constant current of air, from being over-heated or galled. It appears to us that it must come into general use. Raleigh Standard. Awakening of Conscience. On the night of the 17th of March, 1848, the store occupied by Mr Wm. Butler, situate on the west side of King, near Clifford street, was destroyed by fire. So rapidly did the flames progress, that the lives of Mr But ler's family who slept above the store, were in great jeopardy. Some were taken from the rear windows of the building, by the aid of ladders, and his brother, with great presence ot mind, let himself down from the window of the third story with a bolt of canvass, one end of w hich he fastened to his bedstead The origin of the fire was involved in imsterv, and notwithstand- the most indefatigable exertions of THE BABY-JUMPER BEAT. Some cute Yankee in Boston has inven ted and brought out a grand concern for nursing infants. You put yoursqualler into the machine, and, by a series of straps, cogs, and screws, agitated by the spasmodic splurges of the for all ! infants arms and legs, the machine rolls gently over the floor, while a species ot hand-organ music is emitted, equalling ten penny-whistles and a dozen babv's rat tles. If this fails to amuse the little ''su gar lump," you may turn a screw and set in motion a manipulator, something like a human hand, which 'by-bv's'' the "mud der's box of diamonds," tickles and pats it until it roars with laughter or goes to sleep! We believe the inventor intends to make sundry additions to his baby-nurser, where by it may dress and undress the young? ster, feed it, wash it, &c. If these Van kees keep on a spell longer, . the men may shut up shop and go fishing, while "the. wo; men lie back in white kids and play. jover tures, on the .accordeon" or piano. .--This clean into the Fou rth of July. 5. When a man is reduced to his last penny, he is apt to ce.-imentaiizcV " THE SOUTHERN CONVENTION. Virginia. The Richmond Congress ional District has appointed Robert G. Scott fDem.j and James Iyons (WhigJ as Delegates to the Nashville Convention, and J- C- Rutherford (Dem.; and Philip St. George Cocke (Whig) as alternates. Gkougia. The Milledgeville Union of the 14th instant says :. "Ex-Gov. McDonald, now in this city, informs us that he expects to attend the Convention, and the other three gentle men appointed by the Legislature to rep resent the State at large, and who have accepted their appointments, it is presum ed will also be present. Letters of accep tance have already been received at the Executive Department from the follow ing gentlemen elected by the people : 2d District, H. L Bcnning, eq. 3 " Col. O. Gibson. 5 Col. S. FoucheandDr. Miller. 7 " Col. J. Wingfield. "Messrs. Gartrell and Hillycr, though not opposed to the Convention, decline attending. Judge Scarborough declines for the reasons heretofore given to the public. By our next issue, it is presum ed, all the Delegates elected, will have been heard from. The Governor will, of course, as suggested by the Legislature, supply the vacancies in the Delegation.'' In addition to those above named, M. J Crawford, the Whig Delegate from the 2d District, has written a very able anil pat riotic letter, announcing his intention to be present at the Nashville Convention. . Alabama The Montgomery Adver tiser of the lGt'i instant says : . We learn that Major Buford, one of the Delegates from this, 2d Congression al District, basset out for Nashville, to attend the Southern Convention. Col. Er win, from the 4tli District, leaves on the 25th inst. Judge Goldthwaite declar ed on Monday that, if life spared him he would be there.' , Alabama will be fully represented." The Galphin Case. We laid before our readers yesterday morning the report of the committee and the resolutions on this extraordinary case We now hasten to lay before our readers the argument on that report, presented by Messrs. Burt and Jackson; also, the powerful report prepared by Messrs. Disney, Featherston, ana j. iviann; and, lastly, another minority reporf prepared by Messrs. Breck, Con rad, James G. King, and Grinnell. Tho whole presents a very' extraordinary case of public transgression, which is calcula ted to startle the country, 'antl expose the n us. cuaracier ol me present raK naf equals the patent clequer," and knocks These strange revelations must arouse the the telescope, for seeing through T a brisk"? counVrJ and jnayr shake the1 present cabi- nef to its centre, jrashingfvn Union: ?.fJfP2c,r?lt-Convention AU ieign on istb June next. ing the Mayor, at the time, to discover the in cendiary, no single circumstance trans pired to fasten suspicion on any person circumstances, however, have recently transpired which prove, beyond all doubt, that this fire originated in design, and for the purpose of plunder. A letter, under date of New-Orleans, April 23th, 1850, enclosed in an envelope, which has no post-mark, directed to Mr Hutchison, the Mayor of our city, was re ceived by that officer, on Saturdav last. the writing and orthography of which are very bad; enough, however, was ascertain ed to explain the motive and object of the author. He states that he became ac quainted with two men on board of one of the steam packets plying at that time be tween Charleston and New York, who questioned him as to his purpose in visit ing our city, which, he stated, was in pur suit of work. On their arrival here the acquaintance was renewed, anil after some preliminary arrangements it was determin ed that the writer of the letter should set fire to Mr Butler's store, for which service he received one hundred and fifty dollars,' with the assurance that none but rich men would suffer leading him to believe that ' the goods and building were insured. He j goes on to describe the mode and manner, i of setting the fire, of his escape from the building, his return to the spat, and hear ing a person saying who was letting himself down from one ofthe front windows, that the stock of goods was not insured, it was then he says, that he regrett?d having committed the act. A few days after he received an additional fifty dollars, and left the cityj but it seems that he carried a troubled conscience in his bosom ever since, and earnestly asks his God to for give him. He enclosed, in the letter, eighty-five dollars in bills of the Rail Road Bank of our city, and asks the Mayor to find out (Mr Butler and give it to him, re marking that it is all the money her has at present. We would inform this penitent sinner, for such he seems to be, that the Mayor had an interview with Mr Butler on Satur day last, and paid over the money as re quested. Charleston Courier THE FLORIDA INDIANS nTe r f Satirdiy V bail th, OcaU Arg, of (bi 2rth UU , from h kh we copy the following items: Ch - By advice. Trom Tampa TesterUay. w. tnlZt'l Gen Tw5 at.ff.re J;boUt to leave for summer quarters, Penwcola brn dually removed from the natum to more healthy pointi Bowlegs and Sam Jones have nnUe? wUh their bands and fled to the big Cye , Swamp Jreis It is rumored that General Twi. : about to resign his command. We hn not We have al ways had the highest enn fidence in the ability of thi. distinguish I soldier to remove the Indians: would t God we had the same faith in the govern ment. The Jacksonville (Florida) News of April 17th. under the Indian War Anticipated," gives the follow! nig uu or nonsense as a proclamation from theBiglngin:" m By the fast sailing fishing smack Cockle Captain John Smith, which reached here at a late hour lastiiglvt; we are in receipt ot our correspondent's letters from Big Cj. pressi enclosing the following 'important proclamation of the renowned Indian chiel, Billy Bowlegs, which will be read with absorbing interest by the people of the United States: PROCLAMATION. Billy Bowlegs, me big chief too much! No hiepue dam! Esta-Chate love home heap! White men cheat 'em long time! Oketucky fraid big gun crv'too much! All gone hiepue che.' White man buj succa sow, me no sell 'em! Me, chuttt. ke nawa oges che! money heap! Buj powder plenty, me! Shoot Este-Hadkr, dam! Take scalp bimeby, too much All my people in Big Swamp -Chippenos, burn bad! Soak 'em in lagune git bet tersoon! Soger cum bimeby! No find Ingin me git 'em! Git sick very much cry like Oketucky! Die soon buzzard eat 'em! Hie-e-e-e-vah ! "Wait fou the Wagon The North Carolinian and the Hornet's Nest wish to know what we mean by this phrase, as ap plied to their position on the subject ofthe Nashville Convention. We intended 110 censure on their quality of independence j but, to inculcate the lesson that a man should never run ahead and "sellout" unless he was sure the wagon would come up with the "truck." When mengetin such a hurry to do a thing, that their zeal outruns their means and ability, they are apt to do ultimate harm instead of good to the cause they engage in. To express, in the strongest terms of which the language is capable, opinions in advance of the age or radically differing from those of the mass of the people, may be evidence of uncommon sagacity or in dependence ; but experience has shown that it is not always the best way to ac complish the objects which equally honest and patriotic, though less sagacious citi zens have in view. Eagles can gaze at the sun; but" we the common folks," (as our friend II. B. would say,) have to look at the great luminary through smoked glass. Our ardent brethren of the Carolinian andtheAVsf, with many others, set out for Nashville greatly in advance of the wagon ; and when they get there thev will probably have to wait a long time before it comes up. The lumbering old vehicle travels slowly, particularly when there is a prospect of a bad market ahead, If our friends, after all, have been de- ceivea oy the fancy that thev were not ahead of the wagon, it was "their own fault -Greensborpitgh Patriot. A New Feature. The Schr William & John arrived here from Beaufort, S. C, with Turpentine, which was readily disposed of at $3,00 per bbl. for Virgin and $2,10 for new yel low dip. This is the first lot of Turpentine from that.part of the State we have received, and has proved of excellent quality. We understand the sale has given satisfaction to the parties pon cerned; and we hope we may often have the pleasure of reporting similar arrivals from ' the same quarter Wilmington Aurora. -- . f THE BACHELOR'S BRIDAL, r An original parody on ' The Burial of Sir John Moore." Not a laugh was heard, nor a joyous note, As our friend to the bridal we hurried. Not a wit discharged his farewell shot At the bachelor about to be married. V mnrripil hirn nuiflrlv tnaivm Ma Frl..Ut J-- - ...... j....j, - . v. 111a iiiui rf"v I , f A. .. ... uur nesas uom me saa sigm turning, And we sighed as we stood by the Limp's dim light, To think he was no more discerning. To think that a bachelor, (tee and bright, And shy ofthe girls as we found him, Should here by the altar, at dead of night. Be caught in the snnre that bound him. Few and short were the words we said, Though we heartily ate ofthe cake, Then escorted him home from that scfiie of dread, And thought how awf "Iy he shakes. - We thought, as we hollowed his lowly bed, Of the beech, the birch, and the willow. How the shovel and broomstickvouU break o' his head, ' " ' " - And the tears he would shed on his pillow. Says he, " they will talk of their friend wholwr gone, And every old Bach ' will upbraid me, But nothing I'll reck if they'll let me sleep on, 'Neath the coverlet just as they've laid me." But half of our heavy task was done, Ere the clock tolled the hour for the other, And we left, with the hope that the fate he hid won, Would never be won by another. Slowly and sadly we march-ed down. From the top of the uppermost story, And we never have heard from or seen the poor man Whom We left not alone in his glory. Theodore Henry. Taking tub census. ' Madam, will you please inform me of the number of inhabitants in this house?' '.Sir?' (Th population in this mansion.' Welt,- there is eight in the room over head.' 'How many?' ' Eight.' ' Are they all adults ?' 'No; thev area1 Smiths, evont two hoar- clers.' Smiths; blick or white smiths, madam ?' ' I'd have von know I don't liv in a lwm;f with niggers.' ' I don't allude to color, I mem their eallinj' 'O, that's it, is it. Well, if you had bn here last night, you'd have found out, for the was calling the watch as loud as they could scream." , ' "Madam j I merely Wish to know how manr people you have in this house, and what they (J for a living." "Yes, es, now I understand. Well, let me see, there's the to Mullinses that's one." "That make two, madam." "Well if you know best, count 'em yourself" "It is my business to inquire, madam." "Well, you'd better attend to it , then, and no bother me." "Madam, I am out with the census, and'' "Well, you act out of senses, I should think. to come into my house, asking such questions.' "It is in accordance with an act of Congress madam." "Well, you tell Mr Congress, or whatever h name is, that he acts very foolish, sending yo rounu, axing sich shaller silly questions." The man left. American Mkdical Association.-' This body, which has been in session at Cincinnati for several days, adjourned sine die on Friday last, to meet at Char leston, S. C. in May next. The series uf resolutions adopted declare in favor off' quiring a more thorough course of medic8' education, and for discharging a physician from the regular profession when he ' sorts to patent medicines and nostrums As a means of suppressing the fabrication I anu Mie 01 spurious adulterated um State and local societies are requested annually to appoint Boards to procure aj examine specimens of drugs from the stores within their limits the respecta ble druggists and apothecaries co-oprat'!'e and forming societies and colleges for 1 promotion of pharmacetical knowledge and a committee of one froiri each stat' to collect information and report on tn subject of these bad drugs at , the neJ meeting ol the Association.