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- MURDER OF TILM AN; HUNT.
W cop o Iwt FayetteyiUe Caroliniaa the
foilowinaccount, givin2 the particular, of the mur
Jerof Tilman Hunt: ' f ' V . . ' t
. Diabolical Murder. ' Another almost
,,-thin.the precincts of luZ
ered within a few day j ; and Is range
committed here, it was fin : diog b(jfore
torious in Edgecombe county, iw
was heard of here. TiIlfhman Hunt, a resident
A negro trader Mined g . JaJe kh
of Guilford county, onbisway Prf
several negroes. "Pfaor 80 of town, on the road to
of March within e, consi9,ed of three or four
Rock fish creek. . " , !, , ., m n(i u:,-
BIIU - ' .
-H(( a Aflliu. a iittkiv .., - " ......
negro Mr,
Hunt had employed in
man named r aaaiatant in his business.
'"iravelled in two vehicles, a one horse wag-o-on
and a biigiy. .u r '
The only account we now have is the. confession
of the nerro, who says that on the above named night
hp killed nia masicr mm ... , -j .........
in the top or" ,ne nead ant' onCe acro8S t,,e ace witn
the edge of the axe (horrible.) Thia he did under
the seducement of Pitt, and with the promise that he
would divide the money with him and take him to a
iree State.
After the murder, according to the negro s state
ment they sewed the body in a tent cloth, adding
oroe'larre stones to make it sink, and all hands pro
ceeded towards Elizabethtown. On coming toRock
fish creek, the dead body was thrown into a deep
place where it sunk. They then prowededto Eliza
beth, where Pitt bought two horses for 500, and
bought a negro, and treated the negroes to whatever
thev wanted. . ...
op at Rocky Mount, Edgecombe county, at which
place Pitt was well acquainted, and made a great
solute with his money ; but on being questioned, did
not appear to give plausible accounts of the circum
stances of his sodden transition from poverty to wealth.
From the Goldsborough Republican of the 18th, we
learn that Pitt showed large sums of money , supposed
to be eirht or ten thousand dollars, and told different
stories as to how he got it. Finding the place get
,inr too hot for him. he left the negroes and taking
theassumed name ol Garret, .(another negro trader,)
he took the cars northward, and was heard of last at
Petersburg. ,
After the flight of Pitt, the negroes were taken up
and legally examined in regard to the whole matter,
when The man confessed as we have before stated.
The nearoes have been brought to Fayetteville, and
lodged ia jail three women ami a boy, nd Damon
the murderer. . e n
Pitt is described as about 23 years of age, of large
frame, stoop-shouldered, bow-legged, light complex
ion, eyes and hair, freckled, white eye-brows and
On VVeJnesday last, after the news reached here in
an authentic shape, a Coroner's jury was empannelled
by John J. Philips, and ptoceded to the place on
Rockfish creek described by the negro, and alter drag
gin with hooks, found the body a short distance be
fow".McNeill'8 bridge. It was brought to Fayette
ville, and identified by Rev. C. F. Harris, by John
M. Rose and J. W. Reid, as the body of Tilghman
Hunt, which being satisfactory to the Jury, a verdict
was rendered that the deceased came to bis death by
blows inflicted by some person or persons unknown
to them. The deceased has no family, and is about
40 years old.
The following were the jury : James Kyle, Jr., A.
Williamson. Maj. C. Lotterloh, VV. R. Love, Alex.
McPherson, G. VV. Carver, A. S. Brown. John T.
Vriht, A. M. Johnson, Robt. Johnson, S. S. Arey,
After mat we nave no iracc - j
William L. Callais.
The place where the murder was comraiUed has
been discovered by the marks of blood. It is not far
from the residence of Mr. Thomas H. Massey.
The watch of the deceased was left in his pocket.
Shou'd Pitt be arrested in time for Cumberland May
Court, the trial will then take place. A reward of
$100 has been offered by the Governor for his arrest."
We think it probable, from what we have heard in
relation to the matter, that Pitt has been arrested ere
this in New York or Washington City.
OHIO SENATOR.
Benjamin F. Wade Freesoil Abolition Whig, has
been elected United States Senator from Ohio for
six years. The New York Tribune thus notices his
election : .
'So Benjamin F. Wade, was elected the first
United States Senator from the Western Reserve,
within our recollection.
Judge Wade is a Free Soil Whig, and a determined
opponent if the Fugitive Slave Lam, but ha never per
ceived that kit Free Soil principle could be promoted by
abandoning and opposing the IVhig party, of which
he was recently a candidate, in opposition to the Free
Soil party, which carries all before it in his secticn.
He was an early and decided supporter of General
Taylor for President, yet he is now elected by the
aid of the Free Soil votes."
Here is proof conclusive as to Mr. Wade's posi
tion and opinions. But we have more proof, taken
from the Ohio Statesman, printed on the spot. That
paper says :
" From the course the whig took by the votes
published last night we presume no one will be sur
prised at any result that might follow. Mr. Wade,
who made one of the bitterest speeches last tall
against the Fugitive Slave law, is elecfled United States
Senator for six years from the 4th inst., and by the aid
of whin volet! So much fur Fillmore and his whig
-administration ! so much for whig pretences in coax
ing certain democrats to abuse free-soilers, promis
ing to stand by them ! The result is a bright com-,
mentary on whig politics, and those who have been
fooled will have ample time to reflect."
The Statesman is concerned because the Fillmore
men had induced some of the Democrats to "abuse
free-soilers" and had then " fooled " them by elect
ing Wade. That paper is one of the organs of the
Democratic party of Ohio, and is opposed to the fugitive-slave
law. We can have no fellowship with
it. We hold it up lo general indignation, as an ene
my to the peace of the country and the perpetuity of
the Union. '
The Ohio State Journal a strong Whig organ
"admits that Mr. Wade is a Freesoiler; but it asserts
at the same time that " nearly all the Whigs of that
Slate are of the same class, and therefore Mr. Wade
is not marked with any distinctive peculiarity."
We suppose the next election of Senator we shall
have to chronicle, will be that of Mr. Sumner, of
Massachusetts.
DEATH OF JOHN S. SKINNER.
The Baltimore Correspondent of the Washington
Union of the Slst instant, says :
"I regret to learn that John S. Skinner, Esq., ed
itor of The Plough, Loom, and Anvil," met with a
most serious accidental the Baltimore city post office
this morning. He had been in Postmaster Maddox's
room on business, and was passing through the post
office to go out the private entrance on Noith street.
The two doors, one leading to the street and the oth
er to the cellar, being side and side, he opened the
cellar-door in mistake, and fell headforemost down
the stairs, about ten feet, into the cellar. He was
taken up insensible and carried to the postmaster's
room, where he now lies, and is receiving medical
attention. He has a severe cut on his head, fracturing
his skull, and is bruised in various parts of his body.
Whilst writing, I regret to add, I learn that the phy
sieians in attendance pronounce him to be dying, all
hopes of his recovery being given lip." - t .
High Water iw Alabama. We learn from the
Uemopolis (Marengo county) Jlrgut, of the 25th ul
timo, that the river has been about two feet higher
Uhat place this than last winter, and lacked about
three feet of the high-water mark in 1833. The Ar
Em says ;
-" The damage done to plantations from ih effects
the freshet is almost incalculable. Very few fen
cen contiguous to the river remain, and in many pla
of s l U n ve8liSte of enclosore. The loss
Tesidw. bas been immense. , Many of our citiisens
oec.8 10 ,he lower pwwn of town have found it
the l i xfmo nre comfortable quarters,
fcoZtS Til P bove the floors of their
morning, Tr e9m'ne,ced falling yesterday
THE RICHMOND DISTRICT.
; Tbe Richmond Enquirer of Wednesday last icon
tain the following notice of the Democratic Conven
tion In that City, which nominated M. Seddon for
re-election to Congress : . , y
" We spent some hours yesterday in the Democrat
ic Convention for this district, assembled at the Ex
change to nominate a candidate for Congress. -It ia
with pleasure, and pride that we declare that in no
political deliberation did we ever pass a more satis
factory and agreeable time. The full proceedings
shall appear to-morrow in the meantime we can only
announce the general result, viz : that James A. Sed
don, Esq., was re-nominated by unanimous acclama
tion. .The Convention was large and most respect
able every county in the district was well reptesen-
ted the entire deliberations were conducted with
entire harmony and good feelingeloquent pledges
of fidelity to the cause, and nothing but the cause,
and in favor of the nomination of Mr. Seddon, were
made by Mr. J. L. Gordon of Louisa, Dr. E. L. Nel
son ol Hanover, Messrs. Win. Old, Jr. of Powha
tan, John B. Young and N. F. Bowe of Henrico,
James H. Cox of Chesterfield, and Wm. Wallace
of Richmond City. The Convention was admirably
presided over by our friend Dr. Crump of Powhatan,
whom we are glad to find as vigorous, ardent and en
thusiastic as ever 'assisted by Thomas Ritchie, jr.,
and John Lynch,' as Secretaries.
A committee, consisting of Messrs. J. H. Cox,
J. L. Gordon, and J. B. Young, was appointed to no
tify Mr. Seddon of his unanimous nomination, and
request his acceptance of the tendered honor. Dur
ing the retirement of the committee, Senator Doug
las of Illinois, who was accidentally present, was
loudly called for from all quarters. He modestly ac
knowledged the compliment, ascended the rostrum
and delivered a deeply interesting speech, replete
with sound sentiments and breathing the mcst fer
vent devotion to the noble principles of the Demo
cratic party. Touching briefly on the vexed question
of the day, he strongly and eloquently dwelt on the
happy omen of the union of the Democratic 'party
every where, as developed on this occasion by the
unanimous re-nomination of" Mr. Seddon, whose tal
ents and character he eulogized in high terms. The
event of this day he justly regarded as a most impor
tant indication of the future enthusiastic rally of the
Democratic party for its principles and its Cause. He
rejoiced that no test had been made on the adjustment
question thatby-gones were by-gones, and that such
a wise and judicious and conciliatory course was the
bright precursor of a glorious triumph of the old is
sues of the Republican party. In the course of his
remarks, Judge Douglas announced the emphatic
opinion that the fugitive-slave law, which was in di
rect accordance with the letter of this Constitution,
would be faithfully carried out by the Northern De
mocracy, and thut the abolition fanatics, who had
shown themselves false to God and to man, would
jet be prostrated by public setiinent. Senator Dou
glas' speech was received with unmingled approba
tion and, on motion of Col. John Rutherford, the
unanimous thanks of the convention were tendered
him for his able and interesting remarks. He then
mixed with the assemblage and received the cordial
greetings of the unterrified, the whole-sould Demo
crats of the District.
After some refreshment by the company, Mr. Sed
don was introduced and warmly received. He speke
for some time, and we never knew him to speak bet
ter or more satisfactorily. We shall not attempt even
a meagre outline of his address. He repeated the
personal considerations which made him averse to
public life, but declared that he could not fail to be
moved by the very high compliment which had been
rendered him, and he could not decline to make the
sacrifice, bv accepting the post tendered him at the
hands of such a constituency. He dwelt briefly on
the stirring scenes in Congress, where he had done
what he honestly and sincerely belived to be his duty
and he was still convinced that he had pursued the
course properly demanded by the considerations of
duly to the South and to Virginia. He should con
tinue to follow the honest convictions of his duty.
Mr. Seddon sternly repelled the stigma of "disunion
ist,"and charged home upon our opponents, whoare
making new issues, under the guise of no-parly, &c,
that they weie the real disuniotists in pursuing a
course, the tendency of which was to produce divi
sion at Hie South. He complimented tue accom
plished Senator from Illinois, whom he had not had
the pleasure of hearing on this occasion referred to
the beneficent wisdom of the measures of Democratic
policy, now made triumphant by experience and in
voked every Democrat in the Dietrict to come to his
aid, in vindicating the success of our noble cause.
His remarks were received with warm approbation.
Whatever doubts may have been entertained, the
universal satisfaction and enthusiasm, developed yes
terday, gave us the strongest grounds for confidence,
that the Convention have selected " an invincible
candidate." A similar belief seemed to prevail with
every delegate present, and it is in the hands of them
selves, and the duty of every Democrat in the Dis-,
trict, to work zealously and see that the good work
is accomplished. From the peculiar circumstances
of the case, we feel like Mr. Young of Henrico, when
he said that he never could believe that John Minor
Botts could beat James A. Seddon !
The whole action yesterday is a bright harbinger
of Democratic union and success throughout Virginia
at the next election. In every district and county the
noble example set here, of forgetting by-gones and
rallying on old principles, will be followed up and,
we sincerely believe, with the most cheering results.
It is in fact not a little singular, that we have now in
the field (with the exception of the Wheeling Dis
trict) exactly the same candidates as two years ago,
when the Democrats elected fourteen and a half mem
bers of Congress. Shall not the Wheeling District
be again carried, and shall we not witness the same
cheering result 1 "
Disappearance of Col. Motz. After a most dili
gent and constant search, which has now lasted 12
days, the remains of our esteemed fellow citizen, Col.
Andrew Motz, have not yet been found. Our citi
zens generally, all having the physical strength to
be of service, have engaged in this search. As Odd
Fellows, Sonsof Temperance,Cliristians,and citizens,
all have exerted themselves to the utmost. The wa
ter in the rnill-pond has been drawn off, every foot of
the bottom of the stream for miles below, has been
closely examined, and, yesterday, search was made
in the pond above his factory, where he could not bp,
unless his body was thrown in at one place and his
hal and cloak at another.
This distressing event is shrouded in mystery
which may never be unravelled ; and the only conso
lation left to his family and numerous friends, is to be
found in submission to the will of an All-wise Pro
vidence. Hia Ladv. whose sufferings none can know, is
now supported by the presence of her aged parrents,
who have come to share her troubles, and, if possi
ble, lighten her affliction.
Where all have exerted themselves to the utmost.
it would appear invidious to distinguish any $ hut
the efforts made by Messrs. Triplett, Abernathy, An
thony, Reinhardt, Moore, fehutord. the ttamsours, me
Jettons, Roseman, Canslers, and others, to recover
the body of their lost friend, have been almost super
human. Lincoln Republican of Thursday last.
Mr. Calhoun's Works. The Columbia South
Carolinian supplies the following information on this
subject: - ' -
" We understand that Mr. Cralle has completed
stereotype plates for the execution of the first of these
works.' It i stated that the first volume will comprise
Mr. Calhoun's elaborate Disquisition on Government,
and a Discourse on the Constitution and Government
of the United States, in which are displayed, in a
systematic manner, the author's opinions upon the
whole subject of th philosophy of government. These
treatises, it ia understood, were begun many years
ago, and, though they had not received the ultimate
revision which was intended, they are very complete,
and by the careful and judicious editing of Mr. Cralle,
his intimate friend and confidential secretary, will
perhaps appear, as perfect in all their parts as if re
written fcy Mr. Calhoun himself. The series of the
entire works of thia great man, together with his bi
ography, written by Mr. Cralle, will it is thought,
be embraced in six volumes."
There is some' reason to hope that the telegraphic
announcement of the death of Major Noah was pre
mature. k It is now said tbat. although not dead, he is
in. extreme danger. We hope he may survive to
serve his country many years.
. 1 1 " .'' i Washington Union of Saturday last.
; .r;' Fot the "North .Carolina Standard.
t.yy., CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION.
Ma. Editor: The people of the Sixth Congres
sional District will soon be called on to go to the
polls and vote for some individual to represent them
in the House of Representatives of the next Con
gress of: the United States and it is therefore high
ly important for the success of the Democratic party
that we should begin to organize our forces and pre
pare for the conflict, lest by chance the enemy against
whom we have Bo long contended successfully should
unexpectedly come upon us and storm the old fortress
to which the Democracy of the whole country have
hitherto beeh accustomed to look with bo much con
fidence for success. There never has been a time in
the history of our country when it was more impor
tant to the Democratic party to be thoroughly organ
ized under the lead of her" most distinguished and
talented standard bearers. For we are constantly re
ceiving fresh intelligence of efforts now rapidly pro
gressing to strike down the old party linsS and form
a new party to be known by the name ot a Union
party. Their opponents they wish to designate by
the name of Disunionists, in order that they may the
more readily deceive the unsuspecting. I hese ef
forts, let it be reeollected, are principally being made
by the old Federalists, contending under disguse for
the very same principles in effect which caused its
signal defeat in 1800, to-wit : consolidation. Be not
deceived, my countrymen, the dress is only" changed,
the voice is the same. The Democratic party has al.
ways been the strict constructionists ol the Constitu
tion, the advocates of the rights of the States res
pectively, and the only true friends of the Union,
formed by our fathers, and has thus tar generally main
tained a predominancy in our Government, and must
continue so to do until the true spirit of republicanism
which pervaded the breasts of our sires shall have
been completely extinguished. '.
N i true hearted Democrat is yet tired of the name.
Though we may diffVr as to the remedy to be appli
ed for the evils that unfortunately exist in our Gov
ernment, brought oil chiefly as 1 believe by the few
short days of Whig misrule, it is a matter of heart
felt congratulation that we are together as one man
with regard lo the rights that rest with the people of
the States respectively. We are no consolidationisu.
We are not for nnliinited powers in the general Gov
ernment. We are for no loose construct on of the
powers granted by the Constitution of our happily
framed government. Why then should we hesitate and
stand still, and see our party completely demolished?
Will we do it 1 No is the universal response," I feel
confident, of the Democracy of the Sixth Congress
ional District. Let others do as they may, this Dis
trict will be found doing herduty. Let us begin then,
brother Democrats, by making due and timely pro
vision in each County for a general Convention to be
held at Nashville, the usual place, at the proper time,
in order that our difficulties may all be settled ami
cably in relation to the particular individual to whom
our trusts must be confided. Let our divisions be
settled with perfect good feeling, s that we can go
forth conquering and to conquer with unanimity in
our ranks, and no one can doubt for a moment of our
success. In this manner, and in this only, can we
preserve that good teeling of brotherly-love and friend
ship indispensably necessary for certain success, and
which should always exist among co-laborers for the
same noble ends the good of the people individual
ly and the welfare of our common glorious country.
WAKE.
DEMOCRATIC MEETING IN BERTIE.
At a Meeting of a portion of the Democratic parly
of Bertie County, held at the Court House in the
town of Windsor, on Monday the 17th March, 1851,
on motion, W. J. Gillam, Esq., was called to the
Chair, and VV. A. Ferguson appointed Secretary.
The object of the Meeting having been briefly ex
plained by the Chairman, on motion of Jos. Jordan
the Chairman appointed a Committeeof five, viz: Dr.
Win. A. Turner, Jno. Freeman, Jas. R. Duers, Jos.
Jordan, and J. R. Ferguson, to report Resolutions for
the action of the Meeting.
The Committee having retired, Col. Asa Biggs
being present and loudly called for, responded in a
very able and pertinent Speech, at the conclusion of
which L. D. Starke, Esq., of Elizabeth City, being
called upon, entertained the Meeting in some brief but
very eloquent and cheering remarks. Having con
cluded, the Committee reported through their Chair
man the following Preamble and Resolutions, which
were unanimously adopted :
Whereas, the time is approaching when the peo
ple wiil be called upon to elect some suitable person
to represent them in the next Congress of the United
States ; and whereas, we, a portion of the Democracy
of Bertie, feel a deep interest in the cherished princi
ples of our party; therefore,
Resolved, That we heartily approve of the proposi
tion of our sister Counties, in recommending the
holding of a Democratic District Convention, in Gates
ville. on the 5th Monday of the present month, for
the purpose of nominatirg a candidate to represent
this District in the next Congress of the United States.
Resolved further, That the Chairman appoint forty
delegates from this County, to represent us in said
Convention.
The Chairman, in compliance with the 2d Resolu
tion, appointed the following gentlemen as delegates
to said Convention:
Col. Win. G. Worley, Jno. White, Alonzo Morris,
John Henry, Josiah White, George Lane, John L.
Britton, Dr. A. J. Askew, Wm. J. rreeman, W m.
D. Askew, Dr. Henry L. Mitchell, Abram Burden,
George H. Mitchell, James S. Mitchell, Jere. Hill
Bunch. Jno. Freeman. Jno. W.Jenkins, Jas. Burden,
Wm. P.Tyler, Jordan Horten, Absalom Rogers, Wm.
A. Worley, Thos. J. Pugh, Edward Watson, Win.
Smith, Thos. Bond, Jr., Noah H. Thompson, Thos.
R. Speller, Joseph Jordan, VVhitmel R. Swain, Dr.
Wm. A. Turner, Jas. R. Duers, John R. Ferguson,
Moses L. Mizell, Aaron S. Mizel, Kenneth Butler,
W. H. Pierce, John VV. Heckstall, Jr., John S.
Shepard, and on motion the Chairman was added lo
the list of Delegates.
On motion, it was ordered that the Secretary forward
the proceedings of this Meeting to the Elizabeth City
Democratic Pioneer and the North Carolina Standard,
with the request that they publish the same.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
WILLIE J. GILLAM, Chairman.
W. A. Ferguson, Secretary.
In "The North Carolina Patriot," in future,
will appear, regularly, the Freight Consignments, via
Weldon, to and from Petersburg, Wilmington and
Norfolk. In fact, every thing that conies to this
place, by Rail Road or Canal, our readers shall be in
formed of through the columns of "The Patriot."
Every one will be enabled thereby, (who may pat
ronize us.) to know when his goods, or produce, as
the case may be, arrived in Weldon.
VV e hope in a short time to be able to make arrange
ments thai will enable us to give the Freight arrivals
to and from Gaston, both by Rail Road and Canal.
This will greatly enhance the valun of our paper, to
the Merchants of Petersburg, Norfolk, Wilmington,
Halifax and Raleigh, as well as those" up the river."
And in fact. all who receive their goods via either
Weldon or Gaston, whether by Rail Road or Canal,
will find it to their interest, and ours, loo, to take
" The North Carolina Patriot," which is published
weekly, at Weldon, N. C, at $2,50 per annum, in
advance. Weldon N. C. Falriot.
Compliment to Mr. Clingman. On his way
home. Mr. Clinffman of North Carolina, passed
through Columbia, the capital of the sister State of
South Carolina, and received a very warm greeting
from the students of the State Uollege at that place,
as will be seen from the annexed paragraph, taken
from the Telegraph t
A Worthy Tribute. When it was known on Tu
esday morning that Mr. Clingman was in town, the
students of our col lege appointed a committee to wait
on him, with their respects and compliments, and so
licit a visit to them at the college. The committee,
consisting of Messrs. Goodman, Chalmers and Mel
ton, immediately discharged their duty, but Mr. Cling
man, although highly gratified at this compliment,
was compelled to decline the invitation, owing to his
brief stay. Our young friends have honored them
selves in thus offerinsrnn appropriate honor to a true-
hearted citizen and noble representative of a sister
State, so closely allied to us in name and interests.
, Boston, March ; 19 Another attempt was made
to-day to elect a United States Senator, and like the
previous ones tailed. l ne comesi wan Between wir
Winthrop and Mr. Summer. On the 191b ballot Mr.
Summer lacked nine of an election. ,,;
The time for making another trial ha been post
poned two weeks. The chanoet of Mr. Sumner. are
believed to be growing weaker. There it much ex
citement on the subject, , ,j .M.-y i . .
Telegraphed for the Baltimore Sun. . "y
;; Latest news from California.
'New Yorkv March 21st 10 o'clock, P. M. The
steamer Crescent City arrived here to-night from
Chagres. She brings dates from San Francisco' to
the ISihof March., The Crescent City left Chagres
on the 11th inst,, and Kingston on the 14th. Her
advicej are two weeks later from all parts of Califor
nia. She brings $517,275 worth of gold dost. -The
Alta Californian, of the 15th - insiant rsays :
Rl III-R nnr laBt rd U? a U Mn u nnnliniiilinn nf
fine weather, and. for the first week irt February, a
decided improvement in the amount of .business The
prices ot Borne- articles have advanced ; bat during
the past few days, owing to the non-arrival of the
mail steamer, (now due over eight days,) there has
oeen a neimancy, ana me advance has been lost.
-'The news from the mining regions is favorable
There is a full supply of bread stuffs and a moderate
business doing at previous quotations. The demand
iB better for liaxall and Gallego brands. ' :
In Provisions a.nd Groceries there is no special
change from previous prices; a good supply.
- Since the departure of the last Steamer for Panama
Indian difficulties have been nri tha inoreaeu anrl mnr.
ders, and robberies have been more frequent. Efforts
have been made in the Legislature to raise funds
! and troops for carrying on a war. One of the Gov-
ernor's aids, Mr. J. N. Johnson, has been dispatch
I ed to the scene of disturbance to act on the part of
tha State authorities. He is authorized to raises
force of volunteers. The coamiistiioners have left
Stockton with an escort of several hundred of United
Stales troops, and it is confidently, believed they
will, be able to form treaties with the Mountain
tribes, thus giving quiet to the country.
The weather has been very fine and unusually dry
for the winter season, and warm.
Tha Legislature has been battling for some lime
and at last fixed upon next Monday to go into an
election of United States Senator. Some believe Mr.
King will be elected ; others that Mr. Heydnfeldt
may stand a good chance. Col. Fremont is also
gaining strength. There has been quite a turn in his
favor.
Good heulth prevails generally throughout the country-Cheering
news continues to come in from the gold
mines.
The State laws having been found inadequate to
the wants of some localities, the people have taken
upon tnemselves the liberty ot dispensing justice
under the code of Judge Lynch.
The Legislature has passed a bill for a loan cf not-
over suo,uuu.
Rich diggins have been discovered near Bear river.
Much gold has been taken from granite near Steel
Hollow.
The whole State has been agitated about decisions
of the Supreme Court, recently made, in regard to
land titles, and indignation of tlm people has been
manifested.
A number of murders have been committed on the
Isthmus. Seven dead bodies were seen atone time.
The Sacremento Times gives an account of thir;
teen miners, who had worked for one year on Feath
er River, and averaged $3,150 a piece. The most
made by any one person was $5,440.
The news generally is without much interest.
Faneiml Hall Refused. The mayor and alder
men, at Boston, have refused lo grant the use of Fan
euil Hall, on the 26 of March, to R. E. Althrop and
others, for the purpose of holding a mass meeting of
those opposed lo the fugitive slave law.
THE MARKETS.
New Y osk. March 21. The Cotton Maiket was ac
tive to-day, and sales of 4,000 bales at fully J of a cent
advance on yesterday's prices. Whiskey quiet, with
sales at from 23 to 23 cents ; tobacco without change ;
flour rather dull ; corn firmer, with sales of 14,000 bushels
at from 66 to 67 cents per bushel.
Pktebsbcbo, March 21. Tobacco at from $4 50
to $15, according to quality; cotton selling at 1 1 cents
for prime ; wheat at from 5 to 100 cents, according to
?. 1.1 , i- . ,
quality, and a tendency to decline ; bacon, hog round,
from 9 to 9 cents; corn, scarce at 70 cents.
Wilminbtoji, March 20. Bacon, receipts light and
demand active 1800 lbs. hog round, sold to-day at 10
cents. Corn selling at from 67 to 70 cents; Baltimore
flour at $5 25 per barrel; Salt, Liverpool, 80 cents per
sack. The Journal says of Xaval Stores: The receipts
of Turpentine continue light, reaching only about 3500
barrels during the week, sales of which have been gen
erally steady at 2 for soli and $1 SO for hard till to
day, when the hard article was sold at SI 25 per bbl. of
183 lbs. Sales of 750 bhls. Rosin at 90 a 95 cents for
No. 3 ; $1 50 for inferior No. 1 and $2 50 for prime
do. Sales 450 bids. Spirits at 28 cents for town made,
and 27$ cents per gallon for country made. Sales of
757 barrels Tar at firm prices, SI 15 per bbl.
Fatkttevilis, March 22. Bacon 10 to 10i cents;
cotton 10 to 1C cci.ts; corn 85 to 90 cents per bushel;
flour $5 25 to $6 ; fodder $1 to I 25 per hundred ; flax
seed $1 40 per bushel ; coffee 13 to 14 cents per pound;
cotton yarn 19 cents per pound.
At the residence of John Harrison, Esq,, in Wake
County, on the 4th March, 1851, by Willie Pope, Esq.,
Mr. J. C Taylor to Miss M. W. Harrison.
In Wilmington, on the 1 2th instant, by the Rev. R.
T. Heflin, Mr. Ivey Bell to Miss Rebecca Stubbs. Also,
by the same, on the 18th instant, Mr. William G. Jones
to Miss Margaret Ann Price.
On the 26th ultimo, at their family residence in Wake
Forest, Catherine R., eldest daughter of the late Priestly
H. Mangum, Esq.
It seldom falls to our lot to record any occurrence more
truly painful than the death of this excellent lady, cutoff
by a painful and lingering disease, in the bloom of life,
but a few months after the lamented father. Her family
and friends feel a bereavement in their midst, afflicting
in the deepest.- - Com.
In Orange County, on the 6th instant, Mrs. Lipscomb,
wife of Mr. John Lipscomb, in the 27th year of her j
age. 'Also, on the 11th instant, Mr. David Tinnen, aged I
about 50 years. '
In Kinston, on Saturday the 8th instant, on his way
home from Savannah, Georgia, of consumption,- James
W. Brinn, formerly of Washington, N. C, aged 26 years.
In Washington, N. C, on the morning of the 28th
ultimo, Mary Braddy, wife of Wm. E. Demill, aged 24
years.
In Beaufort county, on the 5th inst., of consumption,
Moses W-indley, aged sixty-seven years.
In Caswell County, on the 7th of February last, after
an illness of twelve or fifteen days, Mrs. Isabella Brooks,
widow of Christopher Brooks, deceased. This afflicting
Providence of God has left a large family to mourn the
loss of a fond and devoted mother, a kind and indul
gent mistress, and a true and exemplary Christian. Mrs.
Brooks had been a member of the Baptist Church for
several years previous to her death, and she often spoke
of the sustaining power of Faith. She appeared to be
conscious, in her afflictions, of her approaching dissolu
tion, and perfectly resigned to the will of God. A few
days before her death she called her children around her
bed, and spoko to them of the importance of preparing
to meet her in a better world. Ouly one link seemed to
bind her to the earth, and that was her mingled love snd
anxiety for her two infant grandchildren committed to
her charge ; but notwithstanding this, her eyes brighten
ed as she turned thetn from the world's perplexing cares
towards the mansions of the blest. She has gone to
happiness and eternal repose:
' Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet,
Their Saviour and brethren transported to greet ;
. Where the anthens of rapture unceasingly roll,
And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul."
' Cox.
In Free port, Maine, on the 14th of the present month,
in the faith and hope of the Gospel, Mrs. Lydia Hol
brook, in the 90th year of her age mother of the Edi
tor and Proprietor of The Wilmington Commercial,
Thomas Loring, Esq.
In Robeson County, on the 14th inst, Mr. Gray Cobb,
Sen. in the Slst year of his age. . ... .r ;
In Wilmington, very suddenly, on Tuesday last, Mr.
Thomas King, Engineer of the steamer Fawn, formerly
Engineer on the Wilmington and" R. R. Road, aged
about 38. He was a native of Virginia.
In Pittsborough; on the 2d inst., of consumption, Mr.
Jos. Small, Jr., aged 23 years, " '
In Wilmington, on Wednesday night last, Samuel
Black, Esq., aged about 78 years, a worthy and respecta
ble citrxen of New Hanover county.
Suddenly,' at his residence near Jef&rsoa, Ashe county,
N. C on the I Ota UaU, Matthias Poe, Esq., iri the 70th
year of hi age, f a wealthy and fligbly respectable
farmer. : . , - '
Dealers in Staple & Fancy Xrf Good.
Hats Boots, Shoes&o-
WOULD- respectfullvisir
J . foowi,,g, a portion f , thei. Spruw purchases,
tn which have been reeciA . .
Cbamefion Hernani, Silk Brocade LsWaJors.
Fancy Silk Tissues, Beragea, Berate DeLalnsl ' ;
Poplins. Prints, French Jacdnett. Embroidered Swiss
I .-.4u Albormes, Chenie Ginghams,
J oaawis, 'Mpe do.
Fancy Cravats for Ladies,1 Jaoprs Silk. f ;'
Chenie Jo. Emb'd Silk Mamillas, Lace and Mmiin
Visitees, Belts; Lace, Trimmings, &c. &c
' ' V ' ALSO, r -"
Bleached and Brown Shirtings and Sheeting. r '
Irish Linens, Summer Coatings, and Pant stuffs, &c.
Raleizh. March 25. 1851. " 41 St.
MILTON FACTORY AND MILLS.
jr. B. Barrett & 3. D IVevrsom.
Havins ourchaaed Mr. Thomas W. Holden's
! o !! interest in the Milton Cotton Factory and Mills.
Lands, Tenements, and debts due the Firm of
Barrett. Newsoin and Hoi Jen, Will continue the Manufac
turing and Milling business. k '"
They are now putting in operation a set of .Woolen
Machinery,, for the purpose of manufacturing
and will also have two good CARDING MACHINES
in order the ensuing season, which will not only afford a
market for the sale of .Wool, but enable planters to get
Djmestic Woolens, Cotton Goods,
and also Woo) Rolls of the first quality.
They have in their employment the most experienced
mechanics, and will endeavor to merit public patronage.
BARRETT & NEWSOM.
Milton, March 25, 1851. 41 1
THE MEDICAL SOuIETY
Of tlic State of North Carolina.
THE Second Annual Meeting will he held in the
City of Raleigh on the third Wednesday of May
next, it being the 21t of the month, at which time the
Annual Address will he delivered by Dr. Charles E.
Johnson, of Raleigh. It is desirable that as many Coun
ties as can make it convenient to he represented may do
so, as business of importance to the Profession will be
brought forward for consideration. Delegates from the
County Societies, Associates, and Physicians generally
are notified to attend.
WILLIAM H. McKEE. M. D.
Secretary.
Raleigh, March SG, 18E0. , 40
BY GENERAL DESIRE.
ii.tnuiE .ivvvvi itisnopt
Has Delayed her Departure fur One Day,
And will give this Evening,
Tuesday, March 25th,
A Second and Positively last Grand Lyric Concert,
Assisted by Signor Novelli and Mr. Bochsa.
The Programme will he entirely differe.it and comprise
many favorite gems of Popular Music, (in English) in
which Madame Anna Bishop is so celebrated, viz:
1. Irish Last Rose of Summer.
2. Scotch Ballad " Auld Robin Gray."
3. French ChunsoneKe " Je Luis Se Bayedere."
4. The Last Grand Somnumbui'unn Scene from
Bellines, the Somra:nbulas, (in Dramatic Costume.)
5. The National Hymn, Hail Columbia, in the classic
costume ot the Goddess of Liberty.
6. The Famous Scene, Di tanti palfiti, from Bellini
Tancredi, in the trorzeoua Costume of the Warrior
Knight.
This Sc-ene is considered by competent, critics to bethe
cnet-de-ouvre of Anna rSishop.
Signor JVovelli will Sing several of his most popular
Pieces.
Tickets Si Children half price may he procured at
the Hotels. Book Store, and Mr. Pelersma s Music blore
Pnnpflrt tn mm mno lit R nVlork.
D . . vr . oe ,,,,,
Raleigh, March 25, 1851.
2-1 .
41
Spring Styles for 1851.
R. TUCKER & SON have now ready for
the inspection of their friends and customers
a large and fashionable asvnrtment of Hats,
suitable for the season. Consisting of
Bebee's and VVarburton's Extra Moleskin HATS,
French stylo do. do.
Men's Medium Brim, Beaver, do.
Cam peachy and Panama, do.
Gent's Fashionable shape Panama. do.
do. " Leghorn do.
Boy's and Children's Summer, do.
Men's andBoy's Mexican, do.
Do. do. California, do.
Palmleaf, Lcghorm, and Pearl Straw, do.
Raleigh, March 19, 1851. . 40
$ 10,000 ! State Bonds.
TacASCax Office, Raleigh, N. C
March 19, 1S51.
T"ROPOSALS will be received at this Ofiice until the
I 21st of April next, for the purchase of ten thou
sand dollars worth of bonds, issued by the State of North
Carolina, interest at the rate of six per centum per an
num payable semi-unuually and principal payable at the
end of twenty years. Issuei under an Act or the Uen
eral Assembly of North Carolina, at the session of 1848-
'49, entitled " An Act to incorporate the fayetteville
and Western Plank Road Company." ' ' '
Persons bidding will endorse on their letters "Propos
al fur Stutc Slocks."
VV. UULiltlS,
Public Treasurer.
Raleigh, March 19. 1851. 40 td.
$4O,O0O! State Bonds.
TusAscsr Office, Raleigh, N. C,
March 19, I 851. i
PROPOSALS will he received at thia Office until the
21st of April next, for the purchase of Forty Thou
sand Dollars worth of bends issued by the State of North'1
Carolina, interest at the rate of six per centum per an
num payable semi-annually and principal payable at the
end of ten years. Issued under an Act of the General
Assembly of this State at tha session of 1850-51 en
titled ' An Act to provide for the payment of the debts
of the. State,"
Persons bidding will endorse on their letters " Propos
als for State Stocks." DANIEL W. COURTS,
Public Treasurer.
Raleigh, March 19, 1851. 40 td.
DISSOLUTION.
THE firm of Barrett, Newsom and Holdcn-is this
day dissolved by mutual consent. All of the debts
due said firm, and liabilities are to be settled by Barrett
and Newsom, a transfer of the same having been made
to them. BARRETT, NEWSOM & HOLDEN.
Dec. 28, 1850. , 31
Notice.
I HAVE now on hand all the Goods, Wares, and
Merchandise, lately purchased from Barrett, Newsom
& Holden, and will be making additions to the tormer
stock as the custom may need. I will continue at the
Brick Store House, nearly opposite to the Post IJnice,
and will be thankful to receive a liberal patronage from
punctual customers. THOS. W. HOLDJEI.
Milton, N. C, Dec. 18, 1850. 31
WIGS AND SCALPS !
TO tboe destitute of that great ornament, a good head
of Hair, and those whose hair ia falling. Dr. Quirk
the Rejuvenator deems it only necessary to say that he
baa made arrangements to visit Raleigh on or by Monday
the 24 ih insU, when he will be prepared to remedy defec
tive Heads, or curing diseases of the Head and restoring
the Hair of those inclined to baldness. A certain rem
edy is now offered for the defective or diseased Heads, if
applied to on bis arrival, which will be published. Clop
cannot exceed 4 or 5 days.
THOMA8 QUIRK, of 490 Broadway, N. T.
March 19, 1851. - 89
v DISSOLUTION."
THE Firm of Bass and Brower is this day dissolved
bv mutual consent. All the debts due said firm, snd
liabilities are to be closed by J. F. Brower, a transfer of
the name having been made to nim. -
. ... ; J. F, BROWER.
March tl. 1851. 'i ; V . -
"' 1 . 1 ' 1 , 1
Ladies Kid and KTo. Walkiuff Sltocs,
A ND Goat Skin BooWesV Jaat teoaived from the
tK Manufactory by A . r 4- BROWIf,
. , - 1 - nr. ' tk- v .. :n el
Raleigh, March 25, 1851.
Rafelgrfa ttnd Oatf onf Rail ' Rond.
&M' - TtOS to the eaaftaf afork of the1
Raleigh end Gaston Kail Road
i,-5ys lmnpafty, will )yg Opened by the
" : . .ft . . I . ! ... ... .11.. - T . T ,
vJ-'""r in juie V"JAOi
i$ii$2t etrh; th first Moiidov in March-
teat ."n,ttrii k t-, nvn'nr
itliriT 1 ninTi space 01 uiueiy uays. ricy
, R. M PA UN DERS
, . , GEO. ,W. MOKDEOAI,
"V. - -. - - - 1. E- P GUION,- - , v i
, ... j : W. V.V HOLDEN.
B?" tooks of Sultcriptions may be Jvtmd at the'
State Bank and Mr. Tdrner't Bookstore. ' : ' T' .
Raleigh, Feb. 17, 1S5U ; V. . '' ".-; , $4-&
$400 ttEWARft,
Cy His Excellency, David S. Reid,
Oov'ernor of north Carolina.. I
WHEREAS, it has been- represented to tne that
one Thomas Pitt, lata of the bounty of Edge-
combe, did lately in the County of Cumberland in this
State, murder one Tiiman Hunt, late of the County
of Guilford, and tbat the said Thomas Pitt has fled from
justi:e and escaped beyond the limits, of thia State;
Now, tncreiore, to tne end that the said Thomas Pitt
may be arrested and brought, to trial for id offence, I
do hereby issue this my proclamation ofierin a reward
of Four Hundred Dollars for bis apprehension and deliv
ery to the .SherilT of the said County of Cumberland.
- .. - : DESC R I FTIcrN. " "
" The said Thomas Pitt is described as eing 23 or 24
years of age, five feet ten inches high, light hair ap
proaching red. has a down cast look, would weigh 1&0
or 165 pounds, teeth not very sound' slid upper ones
project, cheek bones prominent,' and has freckles on his
face and hands. He was last heard of in Petersburg,
where he passed under an assumed name. : ' ','
Given tinder my hand, and' with tha
Great Seal of the State of North Carolina,
at the City of Raleigh, this 19th day of
M.rrh A. TV ll - '
5stv DAirm s. reid.
By order of the Governor.
Thomas Settis, Jr. Private See. c
The Baltimore Sun, the Richmond Examiner, the
Norfolk Argus, and the South Side Democrat, (Peters '
burg,) will copy the above four times each, and forward
accounts. V
March 10, isrOV ' " " - -'' '40"
KEW GOODS NEW GOODS!
R. & SOIL
VT"E would most respectfully invite public attention;
Vf to our extensive and well selected Stock for the1
Spring and Summer trade of 1851. Some of which are-
Kich Chenie and Chamelian Silks, . ?
Furlard and Indian, do.
Black Gro De Lyon, do.
Glace and Silver Grey, do. . f
W hite and Colored Satin, -
Organdi, Silk Tissue,
Toil DcLinde,
Challeys and Orenediries,
Printed Constantines, :
Fancy French JacUonetSj
Barege DeLane,
Imperial Chenie Gingham;
Pink and Buff Linen do.
Orange, Purple, and mode col'd Lawns,
Dotted Swiss Muslin.
, Embroidered and solid Tarltons,
Marcclincs and Florences,
Swiss, Book, Mull, Nainsook, and check Muslins;
Rich Bonnet, Neck, Cap, and Cuff Ribbons,
Embroidered Canton crape Shawls,
Needle work, Capes, Collars, CrifTs and Puffs,
Do. do. Chemifets and Undersleives,
Embroidered and corded bordered SCdllopcd hdkfsj
Paris Kid Gloves, first quality.
Silk and Linen, Buttons and Trimmings.
Real and Imitation Valcnciens Edgings.
R. TUCKER 6c 8ON.
Mar?a 19th, 1851. 40
EVANS & COOKE,
One Door Jlbove Richard Smith's Old Comer.
3a.Ai,EiGaa:, 3r. e.
TT7E would respectfully inform our friends and the
V V public generally thai we intend keeping constantly
on hand a full supply of
Dry Good, Hardware, Cutler )
GROCERIES, &c.
and indeed every thing found in similar establishments
They present the fallowing' as specimens of their:
Siock. -
Chcni, Javpei, snd Black Silks 1
Silk Tissue and Alborincs,
Embroidered Grenadines and Bersgc, '
Dotted and Embroidered Swiss Muslins
Poplins and Bcrage De Lanes,
Em. White Crape Shawls. "
' Jenny Lind Collars and Cuffs,
Ladies Kid Gloves and Mits, '
Do Embroidered L C Hdkfsj
Teffita and Bonnet Ribbons,
Lace Capes, and thread Laces,
Chine and Embroidered Parasols,
Ginghams and Calicoes,
Shoes and Boots of every quality and price
Bonnets and Hats of every description, - '
Black French Cloths and Casimeres,
Black Satin and Marseilles,
Bed Tick, Cottonades, Domestics, Crockery,
V eeding Hoes, Sugar, Coffee, ' i. .f
Adamantine Candles, snd a number of articles net
enumerated, all of which the Subscribers intend felling
Cheap fir Cash, or to punctual dealers on a short credit.
Don't forget Ut give un call and examine our Stock he'
fore purchasing elsewhere. 1
One door above Richard Smith's, No. 29, Faycttevil!
Street. H. L. EVANS.
GEO. T. COOKE.
Raleigh, March 19, 1851. 89
NEW TJOOT AND SHOE STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, .
THE undersigned, having formed a co-partnership, an
dcr the firm and style of
Win It. Juhiison &. Co ,
for the purpose of conducting a Wholesale and Retail
Bool and Shoe business in the City of Petersburg, will
offer early in Febrursy a large and varied assortment of
all articles usually embraced in the Shoe trade.. They
have taken the store on the 'east side of Sycamore Street,
two doors below tbo house of Messrs. Paul 6c McIlU
waine. Purchasing their goods for cash, tbey will' be en
abled to sell on the most accommodating terms to cash
paying or punctual customers. Tbey will also pay par
ticular attention to the Wholesale Trade, and invite mer
chants and other wholesale dealers to examine their stock
before buying elsewhere. They will also keep on hand
an assortment of all articles in their line well suited to a
retail custom, and respectfully solicit a call from their
riends and the public generally. . - - . y
WM. R. JOHNSON,
- - SAMUEL B. PAUL-
Elf Being In the employment of Messrs. Willism R
Johnson & Co I respectfully ihvhe a calf from my friends
snd former patrons. PETER W. ALFRIEiMX
N. B. 8. B. Paul continues to practice' Law,fand
may be found at his Office over Messrs. Dunn 6c Spencer.
Petersburg, January 10,1851. 31 2m.
ITIcinauou'a American Gardened.
- A DAPTED to the climates and seasons of the Unit-
ed States; Containing a complete account of all taa
work necessary to be done in the
Kitchen Garden,
Pleasure Ground,
Fruit Garden,
Orchard,
Vineyard, 'f
Flower Garden,
Green House,
Hot Hoose, and ' '
Ivursery,
Forcing Frames.
For every month ia be year, ninth edition, groatly
unproved. ' ' .
This ia an invaluable work to all who wish lo Obtain
any information on. the subject of Gardening in all hs
various branches. Also, the -Ladies Flower Ganden TJt
lactory.by Downing.- .foe .fate at, .' ;
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