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LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. , ,?
: ". ; SENATE ' : Wednksdat, JJoyember 20, 1850. The Hon. William B. Shepard, the Senator from Perquimans and Pasquotank John H. Haughto Esq. the Senator from Chatham and John Barnard, Esq., the Senator from Currituck and Camden, appeared, were qualified, and took their seats. .. The Senate agreed to a proposition from the House to proceed to the election of an Engrossing JUerk. Mr. Bower nominated Mr. R. K. Bryan o? Cumb ori,nl Mr Sneiffht nominated Maj. James J. Thomas, of Franklin. . Mr. Graham, of Rowan, was also nominated. ' 1 . ' ,' Mr Rawer, from the Committee appointed to sup- ari nenH the voting, reported that there was no elect t,0Tha Senate the House concurring- -voted, again for Engrossing' Clerk, the same gentlemen being in nomination. No election. See joint Tote of the two Houses in the Commons proceedings. Mr. Bynum moved a message be sent to the Com mons, proposing to vote again forthwith for Engross-' ing Clerk ; and he added to the nomination Mr. Au gustus W. Burton, of Cleaveland. . On motion of Mr. Cameron, a Committee of five was appointed to prepare and report rules for the gov ernment of the Senate. The following gentlemen were appointed : Messrs. Cameron, Joyner, Courts, Bower and Bynum. Mr. Cameron, from this Committee, submitted a Report, which was read and adopted. Mr. Lane moved the Houses concurring to raise a Joint Committee on Rules of three ontne part oi each House. Messrs. Lane, Joyner and Uower were appointed on the part of the Senate. The Senate voted again for Engrossing Clerk. No election. . . Received a message from the Senate, transmitting the Governor's Message, and proposing to print ten copies for each member. The proposition to print was concurred in. The Clerk proceeded to the reading of the Message, but before he had concluded, on motion of Mr. Gil mer, the Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock. HOUSE OF COMMONS. The credentials of Messrs. B. F. Williams, of Greene, and F. D Simmons, of Jones, were present ed, and the usual oaths administered. On motion of Mr. Hayes, of Cherokee, a resolution was passed through all its readings, to pay Mr. Lov ell his mileage and for two days services as door keeper. On motion of Mr. Wilson, a message was sent to the Senate proposing to ballot forthwith for an En g rossing Clerk. Mr. Hayes, of Cherokee, moved to assign the usu al room in the Capitol for the use of the doorkeepers. The Senate having agreed to the proposition of the House to ballot for Engrossing Clerk, Mr. Thomas, of Franklin, Mr. Bryan, of Cumberland, and Mr. Gra ham, of Rowan, were put in nomination, and the House proceeded to vote, under the superintendanoe of Messrs, Wilson and A. H. Caldwell. Mr. Eaton, from the Committee on rules, presented a report adopting for the government of the House the rules of last session without any alteration. The report was read, and concurred in by the House. Mr. Wilson, from the Commute to superintend the election of engrossing clerk, reported the whole num ber of votes cast to be 160, of which Mr. Bryan had 76, Mr. Thomas 57, and Mr. Graham 27; no one having a majority, there was no election. A message was received from the Senate proposing to ballot again for Engrossing Clerk, which was agreed to. Thename of Mr. Graham was withdrawn, and, under thn snperintendance of Messrs. Steele and Mc Lean, the House proceeded to vote. Mr. Love moved that the House take a recess of half an hour for the. purpose of appointing the mem bers of the standing Committees, which was agreed to, and the House took a recess. At the expiration of half an hour, the Speaker call ed the House to order, when Mr. Steele, from the Committee to superintend the election of Engrossing Clerk reported that 161 votes had been cast, of which Mr. Bryan had received 80. Mr. Thomas 71, and Mr. Graham 10. No one was elected. The Electoral Eistricts were then called over in or der by the Clerk, and the names of the gentlemen on ttfe Standing Committees announced as follows : On Claims. Messrs. Wilson, McCleese, Hackney, D. F. Caldwell, W. McNeill, Newsom, Brogden, W:angh, Dargan, Bogle, Farmer. On Propositions and Grievance. Messrs. Hayes of Cherokee, Gordon, Stowe, McLean, Kelly, Martin, McDowell, Jones, Drake, Barnes of Edgecombe, and Winston. On Education. Messrs. Barnes of Northampton, Blow, Pegram, Hill of Caswell, Steele, Clanton, Sanders of Johnston, Foster of Davidson, Walton, Love and Davidson. On Jgricullure. Messrs. Sloan, McMillan, Dun lap, Douthet, Simmons, Parhain, Maultsby, Thorn burg, Su anner, and Bond. On Internal Improvements. Messrs. Rayner, Miz ell, Cotten, Montgomery, Powers, Pope, Jerkins, Leacd of Davidson, Scott. Avery, and Flemming. On Privileges and Elections. Messrs. Siler, Foard, Rankin, Muffin, Williams of Greene,Thornton, Boy kin, Winstead, Brazier Stubbs, and Cherry. A message from His Excellency the Governor of the State, was then received, and read. Mr. 'Saunders of Wake, moved to transmit the message to the Senate, with a proposition to print 10 copies fur the use of each member, which was adopted. Mr. Person of Moore, moved that a Committee of three be appointed to consider if any and what im provements should be made in the House, to render it more convenient and comfortable; the motion was adopted, and a Committee for that purpose appointed. Mr. Person of Northampton, appeared in his seat, presented his credentials, and was duly sworn. A message was received from the Senate propos ing a joint select Committee of three on the part of the Senate, and five on the part of the House, to pre prepare joint Rules for the two Houses ; which pro position was agreed to. The House then proceeded to vote again for En grossing Clerk, Messrs. Bryan, Thomae and Burton being in nomination. On motion ot Mr. Avery, the House adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow. SENATE. Thursday, November 21, 1850. The Senate met pursuant,to adjournment. After the transaction of some unimportant business, Mr. William B. Shepard rose and said it was his melancholy duty to announce to the Senate the de cease of Richard D. Spaioht, late Governor of North Carolina. The deceased expired at his resi dence in Craven County, on Sunday last at 8 o'clock in the morning. Gov. Spaight, said Mr. Shepard, has occupied a large space in the history of North Carolina. He was a member of AasemhU from hi majority until his election to Congress, whence, after four year's service, he was called to fill the Chair ot lnief Magistrate ot the State. He was the last male descendant who bore the name nf a famirw known in the Colonial,' Revolutionary, and indepen dent history of the State. I knew the deceased Mr Speaker, and I can safely say I never knew a man of more incorruptible integrity. W ithout those brilliant talents calculated to excite popular applause, he pos sessed a sound discriminating mind, and one pecu l : l j . i . i . . . nail, auaniea to severe ana einci science. as a youth, at College, he possessed an intuitive skill in solving the most difficult problems in mathematics, frequently to the astonishment of his teacher. Un fortunately for the cause of science, he sought the held of politics. As a testimony of our respect for his memory I offer you the following Resolutions : Resolved by the Senate and House of Comment, That me ineraoersoi the Legislature have heard with deep sensibility of the death of Richard Dobbs Spaight, one of toe Governors of the State of North Carolina, ana the last under her old Constitution, - Resolved, That in testimony of our respect for one nas nnea me high position of Chief Magistrate of this Commonwealth, we will now adjourn. ARetolvaI' That a copy of these Resolutions, sign ed by the Speakers of the Senate and House of Com mons, be forwarded to the family of the late Gov. sspaight, as a testimony of our sympathy in their af fliction. , , , The Resolutions were unanimosly adopted; and , we Senate adjourned. ' HOUSE OF COMMONS. I ."Saunders, of .Wake, introduced the following seriesof resolutions.refemng to committees certain portion, of tbe Governor'. Message: j ; tetoked, That so much of the Message of His Excellency, the Governor, as relates to the question of negro slavery, and to other matters of federal Jeg lation, be referred to a select committee to be styled a committee on Federal Relations. Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates to the amendment of the Constitution, and to the in sullation of the Governor, be .referred to a select committee. '. Resolved, That so ranch of said Message as re lates to there-organization of public offices, be re fered to a select committee. . , Resolved, That so much of eaid Message as relates to finance and State debts, and to the State's claim on the United States, be referred to the Committee on Finance. - ' . ' ., "J. ' ", 4 Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates to Common Schools, and .the distribution of the School Fund, to the' Geological and Mineralogical survey, and to Historical documents, be referred to the committee on Education. , Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates to Internal Improvements, to the Gaston and Raleigh Railroad, to the Western turnpike, to the Fayette ville and Western Plank Road, to the Cape Fear and Deeo River Navigation Company, to the Clubfoot and Harlow's Creek Canal, and to Nags Head, be referred to the committee on Internal Improvements. Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates to the Revised Statutes, be referred to the committee on the Judiciary. Resolved, 1 hat so much of said message as relates to the Washington Monument, be referred to the Committee on Finance. Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates to the communications of the Secretary of State of the United States, and from the State of Florida, be re ferred to tho Committee on the Judiciary ; that the communications from the central authority of the roy al commissioners, and from the State of Vermont, be referred to the Committee on Agriculture ; that the communication from the American Association for the advancement of science, and from A. Vattemare, agent &c., &c, he referred to the Committee on Ed ucation ; and the communications from the Governors of South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, &c. be referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Rayner objected to the first resolution, and thought another direction ought to be given to the subject. A Joint Committee of both Houses ought to be raised to consider that portion of the Message. All the questions growing out of slavery did not im mediately concern federal relations. These questions did not partake of a party character, and he was wil ling to consider them independent ot any party rela tions or parly- ties. He would suggest a Joint Com mittee of six on the part of the House, and four on the part of the Senate, and hoped the gentleman from Wake would accept it as an amendment. Mr. Saunders was willing to accept any modifica tions that might be suggested. This was a question above party it was one in the consideration of which he should know no party. He accepted of the amend ment of the gentleman from Hertford, and modified his resolution so as to propose to send a message to the Senate appointing a Joint Committee on this subject. Mr. Leach, of Davidson, thought the House branch of this Committee should consist of ten members one from each Congressional District, and from the State at large. It would seem a fair hearing for every section of the State. Mr. Saunders then withdrew the first resolution of the series, and the remainder were adopted. Mr. Saunders moved to send a message to the Sen ate proposing to appoint a Joint Select Committee to consider the subject of Slavery. Some conversation ensued between Messrs. Saunders, Leach, of David son, and Flemming, concerning the number of which the Committee should be composed. It was finally adopted in the following form : Resolved, That a message be sent to the Senate, proposing to create a joint select Committee consist ing of eleven on the part of this House, and six on the part of the Senate, to whom shall be referred so much of the message of his Excellency, the Governor, as relates to the question of negro slavery ; and that they be authorized to report by resolution or otherwise. A message was received from the Senate, announ cing thedeceaseof the Hon. Richard Dobbs Spaioht, and transmitting Resolutions in relation to his death. Mr. Stevenson said : I rise, Mr. Speaker,' to move that we concur in the Resolutions from the Senate just read. This tribute of repect due to a distinguished citizen of the State, we all desire to pay. Richard Dobbs Spaight was the last Governor of the State elected under the provision of the old Constitution, His father and grandfather occupied, and adorned the Executive chair. During the Revolution his fami" ly were distinguished for their active patriotism ; and from that time to the present , they have participated in the public councils. I shall not attempt, sir, to eulogize him, whose memory we live to honor. I leave the performance of that duty to one, who was his fellow-laborer in the public service. - Governor Spaight was a native of the County I ha ve in part the honor to represent. Among my con stituents he spent a long life, respected for bis hon esty, and consistency. They delighted to honor him while living, and will remember his virtues now that he is dead. Mr. Saunders, of Wake, said : I rise, Mr. Speak er, for the purpose of seconding the motion made by my friend, from Craven, to concur in Jthe Resolu tions of the Senate, and in doing so, I beg the indul gence of the Honse, while I exp.ess my own feelings Fn regard to the individual, whose death has just been announced. Richard Dobbs Spaight com menced his political life as a member of this House, as a Representative from the town of Newbern, in the year 1819. I then made nis acquaintance, anu re- - . . . . . . i r i : l. : mained his personal ana pouucai irienu uurmg ma continuance in the public service. n was auer this transferred to tbe other branch of the Legislature, and in 1823 was elected a member or the Mouse oi Representatives of the United States. After this, ne ' . ... .I T 1 . I" f tka was elected oy ine legislature, State. In these high and important trusts, it was my fortune to have known him, and to. have known him intimately. Gov. Snaiirht was not a brilliant man, but OUB He nfannnd indo-ment. and of Dractical Efood sense. was a Republican in principle, and belonged to that class of politicians, who were foradhering most strict- ly to the letter ot the jonsuiuuon. nw lamci uau been a member of the Convention from North Caro lina, by which the Constitution was framed ; and I doubt if any man has been more faithful and honest in its support than the son whose death we are now called on to lament. Gov. Spaight was ardently attached to Ins native State, and no one could have been more anxious to discharge his public duties, in away to pro mote the public good, and to advance the public in terests. He has lived the life of a faith ful public ser vant, and leaves behind the name of an honest man. I regret, Mr. Speaker, from the suddenness oi me intelligence that I have not been able to say some- thing more worthy ot the occasion , less i couiu nm have .said in respect to the memory of one whom I valued, and claimed as a personal friend. Un motion, the House aojournea antu io-munow morning 10 o'clock. . . . , Thev have a curious law in Massachusetts, in re gard to the election of Governor and U. S. Senator. In case of no candidate for Governor receiving a ma jority of the popular vote, the House of Representa tives will select from among me jour nignest canai dates voted for by the people, two men, one of whom will be selected by the Senate, to which body their names are sent from the House. The four candidates voted for by the people were Boutwell, (Democrat) Briggs, (W higs) Phillips, (Abolitionist) and Cogs well of Bedford, who was tbe " Women's candidate" and received some thirty votes. - T The Boston Times says, that. Cogswell i just as eligible a candidate as either of the other persons named, though it admits that his chances of an elec tion are slightly inferior to those of the Democratic and Whig candidates. He "valiantly hoisted the petticoat some time since, and as. that is a banner un der which men of all parties' are ever ready to form coalitions, we should . not be displeased to see him elected if we can't get Mr. Boutwell' As the House will be anti-Whig, the Boston Times thinks that the candidates' sent to the Senate will be either Bootwell and Briggs, or Boutwell and Phillips. i ." ; -. m A similar rule exists in regard to the election of U. S. Senator. He baa to be chosen first by one House and then confirmed by the other. It is probable that under the circumstances, no one can be elected. If Caleb Cushing cannot be chosen, we should be pleased . to see no electionfor the South cannot but lose by the success of- Winthrop or any other man spoken of for the place. -Rich. Eng. SEMI WEEKLY -STANDARD. Tb paaautntini aa4 the TJnian of the Statr They most he'Pres(nrea. "' 'i' v " RALEIGH: .T SATUItOAY. NOVEITIUJGR 23. IS50. " e ' - STANDARD FOR THE SESSION. The Standard will be furnished daring the session of the Legislature on the fcillowftig terras per copy : Semi-Weekly, ;-, : v r 75 cents. - Weekly, j ?2 : u. . 4 50 Members of the Legislature, who may subscribe for copies, can have them packed up and sent off from the office with our regular Mails. ' f DEATH OF GOV. SPAIGHT. - We record, with profound regret, tha death of the Hon. Richard Dobbs Spaight, of Craven County in this State. He expired at his residence, at Cler mont, near Newbern, on 'Sunday morning last, at' 8 o'clock, in the 54th year of bis age. u Gov. Spaight had frequently represented his native County, Craven, in both branches of tbe Legislature; and be had served, with much credit to himself and his constituents, in the Congress of the United States. He was the last Governor of this State un der the old Constitution. After his retirement from public life, at the expira tion of bis term as Governor in 1836, he turned bis attention to tbe pursuits of Agriculture, mingling with them a love for Literature, and cultivating a still more extensive acquaintance with the history of the past. He possessed a remarkably tenacious m einnry, so that what he read became a portion of his own mind ; and added to this were powers of discrimination and habits of judgment seldom surpassed. Quiet and nnostenlatiou8, his accomplishments as a scholar and his sterling qualities as a private citizen, were known to but few ; but among those who shared his confi dence and friendship, he was held deservedly in the highest respect and esteem. In his public capacity while serving his constituents, whether in the Legis lature, in Congress, or in the Gubernatorial Chair he was uniformly actuated and guided by a stern sense of right; and on no occasion did he disappoint the just expectations of those who had confided trusts or power to his hands. Gov. Spaight was a Repub lican of the old school, and was true, always and from the first, to the great principles on which our free institutions have been founded. He had the full est confidence in the people and in popular forms ; and he was willing, therefore, on all occasions, to defer to their decisions and their judgment. But he had no respect for the demagogue, or his arts. What he thought on public matters, he fearlessly said ; and what he determined on as right in principle, he did, without .regard to temporary excitement or to conse quences generally. He thus showed himself an en lightened and sagacious friend of tbe people, and a faithful advocate of their real interests. Gov. Spaight's father was one of North Carolina's most honored and popular Governors ; and tbe man tle of the father fell upon the son. We need not say how well it has been worn, for the character of the son, as well as that of the father, is now a portion of tbe State's history. In his private relations Gov. Spaight was hospita ble and generous, and devoted to his friends. The death of such a man creates not only a feeling of profound regret in the circle in which he moved, but it is a loss to the State generally. May the sod lest lightly on his mortal remains, and his memory be as green hereafter as it is now precious to his sorrowing friends ! NASHVILLE CONVENTION. Our Telegraphic despatch,, in relation to the ad journment of this body, and its action, published in our last, appears not to have been well-founded, if we are to credit the following to the Southern Press from Gov. McDonald : Nashville, Nov. 18, 1850. ' " Tbe Convention adjourned to-day, after adopting a preamble the same as offered by Governor Clay, of Alabama, and resolutions framed from those of Mississippi. They affirm the right of secession, denounce the acts of Congress as unjust, and recom mend the general congress of the southern States to maintain the rights of the South,' and if possible to preserve the Union. No time for reassembling de signated. - challes j. Mcdonald." The Washington Union of Wednesday last says it has " no doubt that this is the true denouement of the proceedings of the Convention. It comes from Gov. McDonald, the President of the Convention, and a gentleman of tbe strictest integrity, and one of the highest character in Georgia." The first report, our readers will remember, was to. the effect that the wbole Slavery question was to go back to Congress, and confidence was expressed that that body would restore and secure Southern rights. MASSACHUSETTS ELECTION. The returns for Governor in the whole State are given in the Boston papers. They sum upas follows, compared with the vote of last year : This year. Last year. Briggs, Whig, 55,351 53,718 Boutwell, Democrat, 36,245 30,730 Phillips, Abolitionist, 27,811 24,364 Scattering, 500 201 119,707 109,013 Only three members of Congress elected Messrs. Appleton and Fowler, Whigs, and Horace Mann, Abolitionist. In seven districts there is no choice. In the State Senate there are twenty-two Coalition members and ten Whigs. Eight districts have failed to make a choice. In the House of Representaves : Wbigs 170, Democrats. 71, Coalition 55, Free-soil 56 ; and no choice 66. Firs ! Our citizens were aroused from their slum bers on Thursday morning last, about three o'clock, by the cry of fire. Mr. Walker's Bakery, 'some fifty yards west of Fayetteville Street, had taken fire ; and notwithstanding the exertions of the citizens, it was entirely consumed. The adjoining buildings were saved with some difficulty. It was extremely fortunate that it was raining at the time; otherwise, a number of buildings in the vicinity must have been consumed. If such a fire had occurred during the dry weather, a week or so since, it might have swept a large portion of the square, and, perhaps, buildings beyond the square. . , - Illinois Congressional Election. The report that Mr. Richardson (Dem.),was defeated in the fifth district of Illinois was , erroneous. t Richard , Yates, from the sevenift district, now represented by Mr. Harris, will be the only representative of the Whigs of Illinois in the next Congress. The members elect are as follows : William H. Bissell, Wijlis Allen, Orlando B. Ficklin, Richard S. Malony, William A. Richardson, Thomas Campbell, and, Richard Yates. .' ' - - .. . ' . rTT"- r. f We commence, to-day the publication of Gov. Manly'e Message and shall Conclude it on Wednes day next. The entire document will be in our Wednesday's Weeklyvr; " T r , We have oo space at present for comment ; bat jwe may take it ap and consider some of its more prom inent points hereafter. ' 5 .... . THE CRY OF " PROSCRIPTION." . The Register appears fo be deeply concerned in re lation to the course adopted by the'Democrats in'or gaoizing the . two Houses. !, That paper is "almost melancholy over the failure of Messrs. Steele and Rayner to retain Mr. Dodo as Assistant Clerk of the Commons,' by coupling his name with that of wi ousoee ; anu u inreatens the jjemocrais wun ine indignation of the people generally. - The Democrats are always willing to meet the responsibility of their own acta. Tby are careful first to 'do right as in this case, and then they fear nothing. . : . ; . . , This effort to retain Mr; Dodge, by Resolution. and under a pretense of Whig magnanimity " at the last session, was promptly met and as handsomely foiled; and the effort was made . and defeated in just such away as to leave the Whig leaders no advantage from it whatever, as a party manoeuvre. But hear wliat the Register "says of Monday's proceedings; '; " We must say, what we truly believe, that the Droceeflin f vesterdav'a LAinslative action, follow ed up, as they doubtless will be, by other instances of reckless proscription, will raise such a storm of vir tuous indignation throughout the State, that those who have lashed the elements into fury will be glad enough-to escape its pitiless peltings. With no high opinion, certainly, of the principles that influence the Loco Foco party, we must confess that we did not think that they would so entirely forget what was due to the State at large, as to eject from office, vig ilant, competent, and faithful Officers, for n other reason, under the canopy of Heaven, than because on all points they cannot think alike ! - - When men, dressed in a little brief authority, pros titute their powers to purposes of injustice and cruel ty, opposition is a positive duty, - We call on the Press of the State, then, to speak out fearlessly." So much for the Register of 1850; now let us see what it said on this very subject in 1846. On the Jirsl day of the session of 1846-'47, the Whigs elect ed Col. Joyner Speaker ot the Senate Mr. Stanly Speaker of the House Messrs. Miller and Husted Clerks of the Senate Messrs. Manly and Dodge Clerks of the Commons ; and all the Doorkeepers were Whigs, with the exception of Mr: McGowan, who was elected by the vote of Mr, Francis, and the vote, by mistake, of the Senator from Granville. On Tuesday, the second day of the session, after all this work had been done, the Register approved and en dorsed it as follows. We quote from that paper of November 17, 1848 : "The Whigs of both branches of our Legislature, have thus shown, that they know the wishes of their constituents, and are determined to carry them out. Indeed, they would be recreant to every principle of honor and good taith, it, with such a majority as they have in North Carolina, they did not secure a Whig organization of the Legislature throughout ; and when we 6a y this, we include all the Officers and appoint ments within the gift of the Legislature. It is only by preserving the unity of the party, that we can hope to sustain ourselves as a party. And, surely, when the great States of New York and Pennsylva nia, have asked to be admitted into our ranks, old North Carolina, the foremost of the original panel, will show no signs of backing out. We hope that every man, who professes to be a Whig, will show himself, every inch a Whig, and disregarding all per sonal considerations and private impulses, go for his party on every party question. In this way, and this way only, can we hope to succeed." What can the Register say now Is it not appa rent that the Democrats" with such a majority as they have in North Carolina" would have been 44 recreant to every principle of honor and good faith" if they had not secured a " Democratic 4 organi zation through oat' 1 The difference between the Whigs then and the Democrats now, as to an 44 organization througlutut" is about as follows: The Whigs gave us a Door keeper by mistake, and then made a merit of it ; we gave them a Doorkeeper, as an act of courtesy and common fairness, and elected him by our own votes. They blundered into justice in this respect, and then exulted over it; we did what was right deliberately and of our own accord. That is the difference. If the Register has any regard whatever for consis tency 'or honesty, it ought to be silent hereafter on the subject of "proscription. " The above extract stares it in the face, and will not 44 out" at its bid ding." It 19 there. The Whig leaders have not only 44 proscribeJ " their opponents for opinion's sake, but they have done so in open violation of the most solemn V ledges to the contrary. This has been their course in this State for fifteen years. They have uniformly 44 prostituted their powers " to party purposes ; and so far as the distribution of offices is concerned, they have known no passport to place or distinction but fidelity to Whigism. Is not this so ? Will any man, who has any regard for bis veracity, question or .deny itt We now tell the Register, once for all, that its la mentations and its threats will be of no avail. Tbe Democrats came into power with the distinct under standing that Whig incumbents were to go out. The people have willed this result, and they look to see it accomplished. They demand it. Such a sonrse is due to the Governor elect, 'as well as to the inte rests and welfare of the State ; and it is in strict ac cordance with the well known policy of the Repub lican party on this subject. It will be adopted. The Government of the State has passed from the Feder al to the Republican party; and it is but just and proper that tbe latter should have agents of its own choosing to carry out its principles. . ' Col. Benton has recently made a long Speech in St. Louis, defining his position, as the New . York Ex press says, 44 upon himself mainly, upon the Compro mise generally, and upon the Union extensively." There is said to be nothing new in the Speech. It is but a repetition of Benton and bis peculiar whims and notions. The New York Post (Freesoil) is of course delighted with it, and wants to make a Presi dent out of Col. Benton. The people of Connecticut have recently voted upon two proposed amendments to the Constitution of that State the first providing for the election of Probate Judges by the people, and the second provid ing for the election of Justices of the Peace by the peo ple. On the first question there were 11,974 yeas, and 1,859 nays; on the second 11,872 yeas, and 1,205 nays. " " .' . .. The Editor of the Paris Siecle has been convicted for a libel on President ' Bonaparte, and condemned to three months imprisonment and a fine of 3,000 francs, for saying that the vegetables from the gardens of St. Cloud were supplied to the use of the Elysee, without being paid for! The subject is decidedly green. We learn' that Judge Douglas, of Illinois, is at present on a visit to Rockingham in this State, to ioin his family. ' Hu bold and patriotic efforts to Chicago, recently, in fayor of a just execution of the fugitive-slave law, deserve the warmest commenda lions. The Hon. A. W. Venab.le, of Granville, and the Hon. Calvin Graves, of Caswell, are at present on a visit to this City.." ''i'" ,.. r if ; ; f Washington Hunt, the Whig candidate for Govev- nor Oi few x orK, is saia to oe cerunruy eiectea. oy 247 majority. . . A new daily paper, "The Constitution," is to be started at Washington City shortly by Robert Farn- ham ti Oo. . i" JL Correspondence of the STortn Carolina Stanford:. . , Boston, Nov. lStfiJlsso; " v MaEotToarTbe reception meeting; of Georps Thompson at Fanueil Hall, bythe psendo-philan-thropists, has Just come off; and though it'prnved to be a most disgraceful an disorderly affair, yet its termination is thought to be exceedingly happy, for its whole design was completely frustrated. The crowd which had J collected at the Hall by twenty minutes to seven was immense the galleries being filled by persons of every color of both sexes, and the lower floor by a solid mass of men. A short while after this there was great a stir among the "San ders,'? or those on the lower floor, and then cheering, clapping and . hissing followed. This was the en, trance of the 44 Lions ;" and after I bey had taken seats upon the stage, - Edmund Quincy called the meeting to order. As soon as this was dons Wm. L. Garrison was introduced to the audience, who read a short biographical sketch of the illustrious char acter who was presently to address them.. He, of ' course, spoke in glowing terms of his ( Thompson') high position, of his benevolent exertions in behalf ot the negro s freedom, ofj his sympathy for the down trodden and oppressed of humanity, of his glo rious career in Europe and the praiseworthy tilings he had there accomplished, of bis chrittian-like mis sion in coming to this country,' of his clandestine es cape from Boston in 1835, 44 bat," said he, that is one of the blackest stains upon the history ot our en lightened city and, we are determined to-night to wipe it off; for the Boston of 1850 is not the Bos ton of 1835,; nor t Massachusetts now, what she then was." About this time continued cries of 44 louler," 44 louder " by those who did not wish to hear, and other kinds of disturbance, prevented the writer from bearing anything else. . , ; Wendell Phillips next arose, amidst shouts, groans and hisses that were really frightful. He commenc ed, 44 three cheers to Clay," 44 three cheers to Web Bter," the same to 44 Winthrop," to 44 Briggs " and to the 44 Union " all met with a hearty response. The crowd below, now swayed to and fro like a troubled sea, and several times its centre moved towards the platform with a force that seemed irresistible and which threatened to destroy everything in its course; but a very heavy police stayed their progress each time. Phillips kept his position begging them to let him speak ; but shouts and yells which might startle the dead, and cheers for different men increased, so that he had finally to retire after an unsuccessful effort of fifteen' or twenty minutes. Thompson then mounted the rostrum and met with tremendous cheering, but this had no sooner died away, than when groans like thunder and shouts Which seemed to shake the very building, followed. Cheers were again given for the men that have been mentioned, and also 44 cheers to Jenny Lind," to the 44 Constitution" and to "our selves." Edmund Quincy then came forward and said if they did not. keep quiet the Marshall would have them ousted, but his worJs met with three "full rounds " of gtoans and then three more followed for old England. A large party in the centre then whis tled "Yankee Doodle" and "Hail Columbia," while others amused themselves by knocking off each oth er's hats, and forming small rings for negro dances ; which of couso could be kept up only lor a minute or two. The gentleman finding there was 44 no use of knocking," had to 44 give it up." (J banning, Theodore Parker and others came forward, but they met with the same treatment. Elizur Wright next appeared shaking a document (Thompson's speech) in his hand, which he said if it could not be heard, should be published. Then there were cries for Fred Douglas, who appeared ; 44 three cheers for Douglas" 'and immediately after, 44 three cheers for the Devil." But he met with the same fate as did his illustrious predecessors. About this time a shrill though loud voice was heard from one side of the gallery, when cheers followed tor Abby rolsoin, three more for wo man's rights, .and the same for the 44 Hen Conven tion. Abby compared them to so many wild beasts, and said 44 it was a shame that there in Fanueil Hall, in Boston, in this land of liberty, a woman's voice . could not be heard because of the shouts of a mob," and finished by asking them if they , would hear Mr. lbompon; but "No, came from the centre in tones of thunder. Soon after this, amid deafening shouts and startling yells, the room was darkened ; and when it was again lighted it was discovered that the President and speakers had left them in "all their glory." And thus ended the welcome of the Abolitionists to John Bull. Most enthusiastic, was it not. ; - -. Your's &c. New York Election. The official returns of the vote for Governor have been received from all the counties in the State. The. vote for the other State officers is complete, with the exception of that from St. Lawrence county, from which we have only the Teturn of the majority for Governor. Estimating it at i.auo tor tsenton and Angel, and 1,421 for (Jhurch and Mather, the majorities in the several counties are as follows 5 " . Whig. Dem. Governor Hunt, 16,814 Seymour, .16,567 Lieut. Gov., Cornell," 17,707 "Churchi 24,932 Canal Com., Blakely, 15,352 Mather, ' 16,330 Clerk Appeals, Smith; 17.891 Benton, 24,370 Prison Inspec, Baker, 15,211 Angel, 24,822 Hunt's majority, 247; Church's, 7,225; Mather's 978; Benton's, 6,478; Angel's, 9,581. This is the closest election for Governor, the num ber of votes cast being considered, that has taken place in the State of New York since the adoption of the Federal Constitution. In one instance, howev er, a Governor has been chosen by a smaller majori ty. In 1792 George Clinton was elected to that of fice by 108 majority over John Jay.-' The whole vote of the State was then only 16.772V 'This year it will he about 235,000 . Y, Com. Adv. ' New York, November 19. The Hon. Daniel Webster, being on his return to the 8 eat of Government,' had ' a grand reception in New York to-day; In -answering - the speech of welcome, delivered by Hiram Ketchum, Mr. Web ster said that he approved the sentiments of the Union meeting lately held at Castle Garden, and de- i i I - i r i i . . .. I ciureu nunseii always reaay to carry mem out. ri spoke of the proposes for which the Union was cre ated. The main one was to protect trade and com merce. W:en these were endangered he believed it time to rally for its protection. The Union could not be in danger when the spirit of the People was awak ened for its defence. Conventions North and South could do no harm. The objects for which Govern ment was formed were of greater importance now than ever before, and the people will not aban don them. We shall continue to live together in union as long as we cherish interests that make us one people. Mr. Webster was su ilimely eloquent, and was loudly cheered. . , Worcester, Mass. Nov. 18. Thompson, the English Abolitionist. . It was announced that Thompson, the English Abolitionist, would lecture here on Saturday next, but since his cool treatment at Boston, he has abandoned his pur pose of holding forth, for the present at least, and per haps for the future in this country. i i Cincinnati, Nov. 15. 1 Indiana Convetction. Test vctes by the Indiana Constitutional Convention, indicate the insertion of a claose prohibiting the emigration of negroes, or purchasing property in the State, by a large majority. ... '. ., . BI AH 11X3333. ,. ' In Wake Forest, at the residence of. Win. B. Dunn, Esq., on the evening of Thursday the I-tth inst., by ProC Wm. T. Brooks, Mr. Ransom 8. Harris lo Miss Amanda E. Dunn, all of Wake. On the 30th ult. by Rev. Mr. Allen, Mr. Nathaniel H. Macon, to Miss Lucie Ann. Thomas, all of Franklin County.' " '-'- r.-i.. i .'' -- r In Robeson County, en the 7th instant, by Joseph Kinlaw Esq., Mr. Samuel Taylor and Miss Easter 8mith. t .'.iirni ,5;trs?t... t'. c - In Columbus County, n tbe 23rd It, by John Gore JSq, Mr. Alex. Csrmichaelof Marion District, 8.C to M'ia Mahalah H Gore, daughter f Col. John Gore, of Columbus ,,4 -h far ,t ."!': , At his residence, in Hertford County, , on the 1 1th ot Nov. 1850, John Vann, Esq.; aged 84.' ,, In the death of this worthy citizen, society has lost a useful member. In all the relations of Ufa be was dis tinguished for bis integrity and .decision of .character. Aa a husband. he .was kind and affectionate, as a citizen pat- riotic, an J as a Christian bumble and sincere. , He .was "hbrhl respected bv his"-fellow citizens'' and honored tv i their confidence. , Jie. was at various' times a tnemberof 'the Senate ana tne .uouse ot Uommoni, and was always ; firm and de voted in his attachments to the Slate., 'V i Telcgraphtitl for the Standard. ii.ii-iia m 1 t , ; t : v . i ix r i tjt , irif ; sNw Yobh, November 22d, 1850. The Crescent Ckyr arrived here yesterday from San Francisco. She brings $3,500,000 in gold dust. Floor, provisfoesV and tobacco Were" advancing in pries, 8nj business was brisk. ' - W h 'r?; ' The admission of California as a State has caused great rejoicing ; The Cholera was at the mines i anJ there was terrible distress, sickness im) .i,ntin. amonjj tW overland emigrants'. ' :- ' 'i 1 - K-'t n. the united States ship Yerktown nas been lost la the. Mediterranean, , . tv ; :"'ml ' a New. York .Markets awaiting the 'arrival" the Niagara, now boarly expected. ;, . '.;' PROSPECTUS OF ( THE MOUNTAIN BANNER. . fp HE Subscriber having become sole Editor nd Pro J-' pnetor of the Mountain Banner, will continue its Pu1'c,'o in the village of Rnlheifordton, N. C. - 1 he Editor is a Democrat, but owes no allegiance te any party further than its measures are calculated to promote the gool of the country : and troth, justice, and fairdealing will bethe threeeardina) principles by which he will be guided in his editorial course. The honest masses of the people, no matter how they may differ with him in opinion, will ever command bis respect ; a.icf reason and argument tha II be the only weapons with which they are assailed by him. AAbosive tirades and opprobrious epithets are as loreign ;io his disposition as Ihey are uselera and unbecoming ;nd nolbing of the kind will be indulged in towards political opponents ; and while be sseslously Bdvocates ibe principles which he thinks conducive lo Ihe wellare ol the country, he will do so with due respect to those who difier with him in opinion, making it his constant .endeavor to maintain a high and respectful tone. ree Sunrage, and other salutary reforms will be Urg ed with all the ability of tbe Editor: and all iudiciotii schemes of Internal Improvements will find in him a zealous advocate. s " On tha Slaver? Question, the Banner will be troe to tbe Sooth, contending fur equal rights and a strict cos-strur-tion of the Constitution. But ibe Banker will not be wholly devoted to poli tics. Agriculture, News, scientific Pisroveries and Improvements, useful Receipts, and whatever will con duce to the amusement and instruction ol the public, wm receive due attention, rales,' Poems, Essays, Sketches, fcc. will make ap a choice variety in which eveiy one may find something to please and instruct. Care will also be taken fo collect The incidents that may transpire throughout the country. This isa featute too much neelected bv the country Press in eeneral. and one that cannot fail to prove highly interesting.' i ne bubscuber takes this opportunity to inform the public that bis paper is permanently established, that he is dependent upon bis own exertions and a generous pub lic iorasupport,and will taith fully and ditligentlyendea- . vor to deserve public favor ; and as soon as his means will allow, he will enlarge and otherwise improve his paper. ... r I is a lamentable 'act that the North Carolina Prers is suffered lo languish, while our people pay thousands of dollars lor Northern papers, edited by men who abuse oar institutions and are constantly endeavoring io destroy the tenure by which we hold our property ! This ought to be remedied ; and with a little reflection, doubtless will be. . . - v i The Editor appeals to his friends, and to thosa inter ested in the success of his paper, to aid in increasing his subscription list, pledging himself that all such favors wilt be met by increased exertions on his part 10 tnelit them. terms, ' $2,00 per annum, in advance, or if paid within three months ; $2.60 if paid within six months ; and $3,00 it not paid within Six mouths. To Clubs, Seven copies will be sent for $12 ;Ten copies for $17 ; and Fifteen copies lor $25. The money for clubs must always bs paid in advance. These terms will not be departed from. Address 'FRANK. I. WILSON, -i Kutherfordton, N. V. Nov. 1st. 842 FASHIONABLK JKWELRY STORE, Palmer & Rafflsay i HAVE Just received the most splendid stock of Kicli and Handsome Goods in their line ever offered for sale in the city of Raleigh, the elegance of the articles being only surpassed by their usefulness and convenience. Tbe patterns are entirely new, and the beauty of the various designs by which they are embellished are quite unique and fanciful, resell ing the cry highest perfection of art and "skilL We de sire an inspection, .which is the only proof necessary to convince all persons of correct taste that such splendid Goods, at'such very reasonable prices, were never offered before in North Carolina. Our Fashionable Store, there fore, stands A. No, 1, among the attractions of the City of Raleigh during the present Winter. Splendid Gold and Sliver Watches, ' Cold, vest, . fob and ' guard - Chains, . Ladic's watch chains, new style, Seals, keys, chains, earrings, breastpins, rings, ' , Diamond breast pins and Rings, , Gold lockets, braclcts, ketches, and necklaces, ' GoIJ and silver Pencils and pens, ' Gold silver, and steel spectacles, -- Gatil and silver buttons and studs, Gold and silver thimbles, and silver combs, V Gold and silver buckles and slides,. ;',' H Coral, assorted, silver and shell evil cases, -. - - - f Clocks, warranted good time pieces, Silver table, desert, and teaspoons. I ; a Ladles, sugar tongs, cream, and salt spoons; ' -8ilver 6c plated hotter knives, silver forks and cap Steel keys and chains and music boxes, ' ",; Steel worked bags, tassells, rings and beads, A large collection of fine Cutlery, '. Perfumery for the toilet, and fancy Boxes, ' . Full sets fine Waiters, . . , Rich plated Castors, candlesticks, baskets, . , . waiters and fruit stands, new styles, Brittania ware and flower vaccs, . . . Pocket books and silk purses, Hair, tooth and shaving brushes, r Pistols, table cutlery and guitar strings, . Fancy Goods, . , , ' , ,- ' , Their personal attention will be devoted to repairing all. kinds of Watches, C locks nd Jewelry. ;. Old (told and silver taken in exchange. -November 1850.1 6 BOOT and SHOE - v v A IT Tf 3? AC 1? 33LTT ' ' OL- BURCH would inform his old customers as well as others,, thai he has now in his employ , Jla food Workmen tut there is in the Union, and feels confident that he can make any article io bis tine aa well if not a little better than can be got elsewhere- be has neither spared pains nor expense intpro--curing tbe service of workmen for the above purpose. His Materials are tbe best known to tbe Trade. The Latest Fashions always at hand- ' . 1 ... Call -two doors below the Pest Office.,. Raleigh, Oct. 2, I860. , ,:835 J STOLEN. STOLEN on the 13th November, a gold lever watch, with a gold guard chain attached. -.- My name, is writ ten in full within the watch, and the initials J. A- W. are cut on the back. .'." .4 '.. - Whoever lirimrs this watch to me. or witl riv me anv " o . - information concerning it, shall be amply rewarded. a wn . ssf -v n v n r-A V Chspel Hill, November 14th, 1850. 7 3t Pabllc meeting In Granville. rpHE Citizens of Granville County, without cjstinc I tion of party, are requested to meet at the Court Heose, in Oxford, f Tuesday of December Court, where they may expect to neat addresses from several distin guished sons of .Carolina, on tbe caesnVxw of the 4sy. .7 f i MANY CITIZENS. 7ot0,;l850.--- '." ', ..." . . Register," Times, and Star please copy. ,:z .I w. Committed to Jail. "AS committed to the Jail of Wake Cooaty,: en -fy the 20th instant, a negro girl named Mima, fibe aays aha belongs to William Smhh, bf Johnston County. The owner is hereby notified to erty, pay charges, end take her away ; otherwise sbseviU be dealt with a theiaw directs. WILL1AMH. lmGUt:Shif, Raleigh. Nov. ai,.lS50;- ?t3 -: f -7-fc Job: Printing ' Neatly Tixecutei at the Standard Print. Offiti.