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In the Wilmington Commercial of the 26th, we
find the following call for a Webster and Graham
meeting to be held in that place on the 31st. It will
be seen that the call i a signed by some of the most
respectable citizens of Wilmington ; whigs who can
not and will not support Scott.
The following is the card, as published in the Com
mercial : . ,
For President,
DANIEL WEBSTER, of Massachusetts.
For Vice President,
WM. A. GRAHAM, of North Carolina.
The subscribers most respectfully and earnestly in
vite their fellow-citizens, favorable to the above nom
ination, to meet with them at the Court House, on
Tuesday evening next, for the purpose of adopting
such measures as may seem best adapted to promote
the glorious object embaraced in the nomination of)
the distinguished individuals above named.
Alex. McRae, A. H. VanBokkelen,
Robt. G. Rankin, M. Cronly,
A. Martin, Albert Adams,
T. Evans, Silas N. Martin,
Jos. R. Blossom, Jos. B. Russell,
0. L. Fillyaw, C.D.Ellis,
1. Northrop, A. A. Hartsfield,
Alex. MacRae, jr., N. T. Harries,
S. M. West, H. R. Nixon,
T. D. Love, W. J. Love, jr.,
Thos. W. Brown, F. D. Smaw,
Thomas Loring, Geo. H. Kelley,
F. J. Lutterloh, W. VV. Pierce,
Robt. H. Cowan, Jan. A. Taylor,
R. H. Grant, L. N. Barlow,
John S. Dunham, T. W. Dunham,
Saml. VV. Dunham. Henry Nutt,
John MacRae, Sr.
Wilmington, Aug. 26th, 1552.
g3T That Gen. Scott is run by the whigs alone
upon his military achievements, needs no affirma
tion. But is it not strange that Greeley, Corwin,
and other free-soilers, who are now the head and
front of the Scott party, who denounced the Mexi
can war as outrageous and damnable, should now
bo found the fastest friends of one of the heroes
of that war ? It is, however, but keeping up the
characteristics of that party availability. We see
this subject noticed in a discussion in Mississippi :
Col. Singleton opened the debate, and spoke for an
houranl a half. In tho opening remarks of the Col
onel, he said that he came for the purpose of discus
sing the greatand importantquestions at issue,between
the"two parties that so far as the military reputation
of Gen. Scott was concerned, it was not questioned,
aud he would say to his friend Mr. Anderson, that if
his object was to mike a long speech establishing
tho claims of Gen. Scott to military fame, he need
not do it ; that as for himself he would let the ques
tion go by default; he was ready to yield to General
Scott all that was claimed for him as a soldier and
hero; but as the general won this fame in fighting
the battles of his country, and not of the whig party;
as he won his fame in wars for which the democratic
party was responsible, and sustained, and the wl'ig
party opposed and refused to furnish the general the
wherewith to fight, he thought it rather illiberal on
the part of Gen. Scott and the whig party to attempt
to use this fame to defeat the democratic party, and
appropriate it entirely to the whigs; and especially
was it reprehensible in Gen. Scott to permit his name
and fame to be used intsuch manner as to enure to the
benefit of a faction whose object and desire is to
subvert the constitution of our country, and place the
South at the mercy of her bitterest enemies."
Senator A. P. Butler, of South Carolina, has
written a letter addressed to Col. I. AY. Ilayne, on
political matters. "We find this letter in the Char
leston Courier, and make the following extract in
relation to the candidates for the Presidency. The
letter bears date at Washington the 7th inst., after
the abolition slanders against Gen. Pierce had
been published and discussed there at head quar
ters ; yet it will be seen that Mr. Butler has the
utmost confidence in Gen. Pierce's fidelity to the
Constitution and the South. The Senator sayS :
" With these views, it is impossible that I can take
any interest in the presidential election, so far as to
give any positive countenance to the doctrines and
measures of the compromise ; and I cannot overlook
or disregard the fact, that both the candidates for the
presidency stand upon the compromise, as a part of
their platform, each of the great parties having sol
emnly incorporated it into its political creed. I cannot
abandon the principles upon which I based my oppo
sition to these measures, or approve now, what I dis
approved and denounced a few months ago. Not
withstanding my personal regard for Gen. Scott, and
my admiration of his high military (ame, I am the
very antipode of his school of politics, and would be
compelled, if he were elected, to take an active part
against his administration, if it should be conducted
upon the doctrines which he maintains, and guided by
the associates with whom he is allied. With Gen.
Pierce, I might havepolitically, nearer affinities. In
doctrine, he is a strict constructionist, of the State
Rights school, and so far as it regards the South, I
believe he has no prejudice or bigotry, and would do
his duty to her according to the Constitution."
IIe sever Fainted on Lost a Battle. This
stereotyped declaration is heralded forth on every
occasion iu a sneering manner by the Scott-Seward
orators and prints, in their futile attempts to prove
General Tierce no soldier and a coward. We com
mend the following, from the Pittsburgh Daily
Union, to the attention of these new-born warriors :
"Is he a Coward 1 We have it from authority
that will not, we presume, be questioned by the
whigd, that Gen. Scott actually Jointed at the battle
of Lundy's Lane, and was borne to a place of safety,
where he remained a considerable length of time.
Will this fact disqualify him from being president in
the estimation of patriotic whigs? YVill this make
him the object of contemptible sneers by the brave
and valiant politicians of that party 1 Or will it les
sen him in the estimation of any man, who values pa
triotic deeds 1 The last question we can safely an
swer in the affirmative ; and we think that most of
the whigs wilt susiain him for the presidency.
Whig papers say that Gen. Scott never lost a bat
tle; yet he was taken prisoner, with his whole force
at Chippewa.
Whig papers say that Gen. Scott never fainted in
oatt,e ; yet he did faint at Lundy's Lane, and was
borne from the field "
In an Editorial communication to the "Enquirer'
from Concord, New Hampshire, 22d August, we
find the following:
" Gen. Pierce, to my regret is absent at Rye
Beach with his family. I am truly sorry that my
engagements will prevent me from awaiting his re-tUI-nuu
6 hlh encomiums I hear of him from his
neighbors enhance my desire to make his acquaint
ance. I to-day enjoyed the hospitality of a whig
family, and it was most pleasing to hearthem, ladies
p al'' .8Peak in tne most affectionate terms of
frank. Pierce. They refer to him as pure as he is
ue8tnable clear headed, and in every way fitted
to be President of our great Confederacy. The
charge of abolition sentiments in him is openly laugh
ed at as most false and absurd "
melan Jhi.K rreTSSed - of bark Philo
nrl,M h , k Jrei9,Pli8hed- thinks it
probable that the Lobos Island. ere discovered by
Benjamin Momll, Jr., of schooner Wasp, of New
ork, in 1823, and that the United States should I pro
tect our citizens in visiting those islands to obtain
guano because those islands are more than a marine
league from the continent, and Mr. Webster is not
aware that m. UD k.l r .. "
li.uiiun. iiuo m i uccii kikii irom mem tor
use on the adjacent coast, or that they have ever been
occupied hv Kni . r,,, an,;... i. .
, -j v vrant!jit nave a
readv sailed . r . ,.r . .
t j lucl ",a guaiamjr ui mr. v easier s
letter, and the friga'e Raritan is now on the eround
r r ;v, )M (oaulno- me oiraume.-
Washington, August 26.
Sennte. The chair laid before the Senate a report
from the Secretary of the Treasury, with a statement
of the trade and commerce of the British North Amer
ican provinces.
A resolution requesting the President to lay before
the Senate, with his next annual message, a compen
dium of the annual reports of the departments was
The officers of the Senate and House were author
ised to and settle the accounts of the public printer
during the recess.
Mr. Fish introduced a bill to authorise the business
of banking in the District of Columbia, and to regu
latajthe issuing and circulation of small notes in said
district. He said he would call it up at the next
The post-route bill was passed.
The post office appropriation bill was referred to
the committee on finance.
The Senate refused to concur in the House amend
ment to the bill granting a pension of Mrs. Worth,
widow of Gen. Worth.
The civil and diplomatic appropriation bill was then
taken up.
An amendment requiring that the assistant post
masters general should hereafter be appointed by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate, and their
salaries shall be $3,000 a year, was adopted.
The committee on finance reported the following
amendment to the bill :
And be it further enacted, That where the minis
terial officers of the United States have, or 6hall in
cur, extraordinary expense in executing the laws
thereof, the payment of which is not specifically pro
vided for, the President of the United States is au
thorized to allow the payment thereof, under the spe
cial taxation of the district or circuit court of the dis
trict in which the said services have been, or shall be
rendered, to be paid from the approrpiation for defray
ing the expenses of the judiciary.
Mr. Sumner moved to adJ to the amendment, pro
vided that no such allowance shall be made for expens
es incurred in the execution of the fugitive-slave law,
which law is hereby repealed.
Mr. Sumner then addressed the Senate in an ex
amination of the evils of slavery, and denying the
power of Congress to make slavery a national insti
tution ; and upon the unconstitutionality of the fugitive-slave
law. He is speaking when this letter is
by telegraph.
5 o'clock, P. M. Mr. Sumner spoke about four
hours, and about 4 o'clock concluded, when
Mr. Clements, of Alabama, rose and said :
Mr. President The ravings of a maniac are some
times dangerous, but the howlings of a puppy are
always harmless ; and then sat down.
Messrs. Badger, Douglas, Bright, Dodge, Cooper
and Pratt continued the debate, opposing the amend
men. Messrs. Chase and Hale supported it.
The amendment of Mr. Sumner was rejected by
yeas 4, nays 47, as follows :
Yeas Messrs. Chase, Hale, Sumner, W:ade 4.
Nays Messrs. Adams, Badger, Bayard, Bell, Bor
land, Bradbury, Bright, Brodhead, Brooke, Butler,
Cass, Charlton, Clarke, Clements, Cooper, Dawson,
Deisaussure, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Fetch, Fish,
Geyer, Gwin, Hamlin, Houston, Hunter, James,
Jones, of Iowa, King, Mallory, Mangum, Mason,
Merriwether, Miller, Morton, Pearce, Pratt, Rusk,
Childs, Smith, Soule, Spruance, Toucey, Under
wood, Upham, Walker, Weller 47. -m
House of Kepresentatives. Mr. Penn, from tha
Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reW
ported back the Senate.bill providing for the transpor- j
tation of the mails between New Orleans and Vera j
Cruz three times a week in mail steamers ; and afier
remarks by Messrs. Penn and Martin, it was passed.
The Senate bill for the relief of the Wilmington i
and Manchester railroad company was passed yeas, j
102, nays 65.
It authorises the Secretary of the Treasury to ex
tend the time fur payment of duties on railroad iron.
The House passed the bill for the support of the
light house establishment.
The amendments of the Senate to the Indian ap
propriation bill were taken up in committee of the
wholo on the state of the Union. The debate which
followed was exceedingly uninteresting, and accord
ing to present appearances no other subject is likely
to be disposed of to-day.
Congress Friday, the 27th. On account of
the protracted session of the Senate we had not been
furntshed with our usual synopsis of its proceedings
at the time of going to press nearly two o'clock this
House of Representatives. The House passed
the bill making further provision for the satisfaction
of Virginia military land warrants, and then disposed j
of the Senate s amendments to the bill amendatory
of the bill reducing the rates of postage, passed March
3, 1850. Mr. Penn next reported several private
bills from the Committee on the Post Office and Post
Roads; which having been duly committed, the bill
for the relief of Mrs. Mary A. Davis was taken up,
on motion of Mr. Dimmick, and passed. Mr. Sey
mour, of New York, next reported back the Senate
bill allowing a drawback on imported goods exported
over land into Mexico, which was also passed. The
House then went into a Committee of the Whole on
the state of the Union, Mr. King, of New York, in
the chair ; wherein the Indian appropriation bill was
further considered, and on again going into " the
House" the Senate's amendments to the bill were
disposed of.
On motion of Mr. Johnson, cf Arkansas, the Ar
kansas and Missouri land-donating bill was then ta
ken up and passed, and tHe bill for the relief of Mrs.
Margaret Heitzell was next passed. Mr. Carter then
introduced a bill to transfer the jurisdiction of appeal
cases from the decisions ef the Commisioners of
Patents from the chief justice of the United States
court of the District of Columbia to the associate jus
tices of the same court, which was passed. Mr.
Stanton of Kentucky reported a joint resolution, pro
viding for the election of a public printer under the
law recently passed, changing the mode of executing
the public printing; which was passed, and General
Robert Armstrong was duly elected to be the said
public printer. And then, pending the question, or
a motion made by Mr. Clark, to take up the bill to
grant lands in aid of the construction of a railroad
from the Wabash to the Missouri, the House ad
journed. Washington Union.
Funny. A gentleman the other day told us that
on the evening after Gov. Reid and Mr. Kerr spoke
at this place, he happened to be in company with sev
eral whigs who were conversing about the discussion,
and that they expressed the opinion that the demo
cratic party ought to reconsider the nomination and
withdraw Gov. Reid from the field that he was get
ting so badly " used up," and would be so over
whelmingly defeated that the party would be forever
disgraced'. We suppose there would have been many
glad hearts in the whig party if our noble and gallant
standard-bearer could have been scared off" and no
doubt Mr. Kerr himself would have outstripped all
the rest inrejoicing but every democrat who heard
the two candidates speak, felt proud that the demo
cratic cause had been entrusted to such able hands
as Gov. Reid's and that the man who had defeated
whiggery once could do it again. The result shows
that although a reed (Reid) was pronounced a very
;yeak staff tor the democracy to lean upon, u proveu
sufficiently strong to throw a tremendous car (Kerr)
off the track and completely demoiisn it,tnereoy 6e
rmnelv Hamatxin? all who refused to take the advice
of their friends and keep off.
Probably our whig menus wouia nice xo nave
Franklin Pierce withdrawn. toy. Car.
Mr. Clay Against Scott. Before the nomina
tion of Scott, by the Seward Cancus, Mr. Clay dic
titated, at his bedside, to Hon. Humphrey Marshall,
of Kentucky, a strong, ciear, ana po;u:u aruuie, m
tended for a newspaper, concerning the action of the
so-called Convention, if it should nominate Scott,
deprecating the possible election of Scott, as na-
uonai caiainuy. iu umuic uvim-u
vent Scott's nomination. Mr.. Marshall declined
publishing it, because, as be has since said, he did
not believe ScMt could get the nomination. Mr. Mar
shall has the article yet, and it is to be hoped it will
be published. After the nomination, Mr. Clay said
to several gentlemen. Gen. Cass and Thos. H.Clay
among the number, th3t he deplored the nomination,
and preferred a safe Democrat to Scott. fWe
suggest to tlie Scottites, that the next meeting they
hold in these parts, they read Mr. Clay out of the
Whig Church, and turn his mortal remains over to
the enemy ! Jinoxville. Whig.
Correspondence of the Standard.
Wilkes County, August SO, 1852.
Mr. Holden : The agony is over. The day is
ours; and as many reasons will be assigned by the
federal organs of North Carolina for their " Water
loo defeat," I deem it but just to Gov. Reid and the
gallant Democracy of the Old North State, that
some of the true causes should be set forth which
brought about this result. First and foremost the
people of all parties throughout the State look upon
Gov. Reid as wanting, in neither honesty, capacity,
nor patriotism as a statesman, to qualify him in fu
ture, as he has undoubtedly been in. the past, to be
the Governor of the whole State ; and such an one as
the whole State is and may justly be proud of. Sec
ondly, he has, thoughout his whole political career,
proved himself wholly consistent in both National
and State politics. Such has been the force of his
doctrines upon these policies, as to reduce his com
petitor, when alluding to either during to the canvass,
to supply the place of successful argument with a
general tirade of Huzzas for " People's rights " and
the "military glory" of Gen. Scott, which all must
admit has to a great extent (and justly too) lost the
desired influence. The honest people (to their credit
be it said) have- learned that something more than a
hero is required at the helm of State in these " the
times that try men souls." Thirdly, the ludicrous
and foul attempts which were handled by Mr. Kerr
and oiher " Seward iles " against the " fainting Gen
eral," and " Loather of the Fugitive Slave law,"
served to arouse the Democracy to their duty, and
disgusted honest Whigs " whenever and wherever"
such foul slanders were uttered. Lastly, the whole
Democratic party were united upon Gov. Reid and
polled nearly their strength for him. But I am sorry
to say that this was not the case with regard to the
Legislative Election, as must be obvious to all who
will compare it with the Governor's Election. I have
not despaired of the Legislature yet it seemed at
first that the W higs had the majority, but their fig
ures will not exactly do. They claim a gain in Yan
cy and both Commoners in Rutherford. They have
only one out of the three rely upon that. Then
count ono or both the Senators from Camden and
Currituck and Beaufort and Hyde, and yon will see
that they have not the "substance" either; (as
the Observer says.) However, though, a day or two
will settle the whole matter, and then we'll see.
44 A Whig," writing in the Register an article head
ed " Charge Again," says, "Place me, Sir, among
the volunteers to conquer or die with John Kerr in
1854." This is funny, ain't it ? "A Whig " wants
to be placed " among" himself for I don't think
there is any " volunteers" for that sort of conquering
or dying. Perhaps he thinks Reid will not beacan-,
didate, as it's not usual for Governors to serve more
than two terms, and he's satisfied there is no other
one of the unterrified can lead the object of his
"love," but every body knows that it takes "a
Whig" to 'do the bragging."
Upon the whole I think if the " unterrified " " hang
on " like they have been they will give this 44 Whig"
a chance to write another 44 Charge Again " in No
vember, and he can place himself among the volun
teers io conquer or die with Bill Seward or Scott,
just which he pleases, for I can assure him it matters
not to the South nor the North which of them he
conquers with. A LOOKER ON.
Belyidere, Burke County,
August 22, 1852.
To the Editor of the North Carolina Standard
Dear Sir: My attention has been called to a
" Card " of Gen. i. M. Edney's which appeared in
the Raleigh Register of the 11th instant, in which
" Card " certain statements made just before the late
State elections and communicated to you by me are
pronounced " totally destitute of ruA." From the
phraseology of the General's " Card " I can only con
sider it as denying that the offer which I informed
you, upon the authority of a gentleman of high stand
ing and unassailable veracity, had been made him,
was never in fact made at all. Now as my inform
ant whose consent I can no doubt procure to use his
name hereafter, should it be necessary derived all
he knew of the matter from General Edney himself,
it is more than probable that the General has prop
erly characterized information which he furnished
himself as " totally destitute of trath." He is more
likely than any other to know the truth of a state
ment made by his own lips. The branding his own
declarations in the public prints as totally destitute of
truth being a mere question of taste, it does not be
come me to decide upon its propriety lest it might
provoke a discussion too subtle and refined for these
practical times. Very respectfully.
The Democrats of Orange met on Tuesday, the
24th instant, for the purpose of appointing delegates
to a District Convention to be held to select au Elector.
On motion of H.Terry, Esq., John W. Hancock
was called to the Chair and Freeman Walker appoin
ted Secretary.
On motion of William H. Bailey, Esq. a commit
tee of three was appointed to select the time and
place of holding said Convention.
'2, The Chairman appointed Messrs. Wm. H. Bailey,
H. Terry, and Maj. Hancock as this committee, who
after retiring a short time, returned and reported
through Mr. Bailey the following Resolutions:
Resolved, That we respectfully recommend Oxford
as the place, and Tuesday of Granville Superior
Court as the time for holding said Convention.
Resolved, That we suggest the name of the Hon.
Abraham Rencher as a suitable person , for Elec
tor. Resolved, that the Chairman appoint ten delegates
to attend the Convention, and that the names of the
Chairman and Secretary be added to the list.
In accordance with the third Resolution the Chair
man appointed the following srentlemen as delegates
o the Convention: Messrs. Wm. H. Bailey, Cad:
Jones, Jr. fames M. Palmer, Wm. J. Duke, George
T. Coggin, A. VV. Hedgepeth, James H. Christie,
P. Nelson, P. H. McDade, and H. Terry.
On motion the Standard was requested to publish
these proceedings; and, on motion of Daniel Vickers,
the meeting adjourned.
J. W. HANCOCK, Chr'n.
F. Walker, Scc'v.
At a Democratic Meeting held in Hillsborough,
N. C. on Tuesday evening, the 24th instant, for the
purpose of forming a Pierce and King Club, Colonel
H. Waddell was called to the Chair and J. W.
Lancaster appointed Secretary.
The following Resolutions were introduced by Dr.
B. L. Durham, and unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That we have heard with thrilling pleas
ure of the re-election of our champion, David S. Reid.
Resolved, That we have unabated confidence in the
strength and purity of Democratic principles, and
that we will use all honorable efforts to secure the
election of Pierce and King.
It was moved ty lV. H. Bailey, Esq., that the
Chair appoint a committee of three to select officers
for the ensuing meeting; whereupon VV. H. Bailey,
E. C. Jordan and J. M. Palmer, Esqs. were appoin
ted. The committee then retired and the meeting was
addressed by Messrs. T. B. Venable, J. W. Lancas
ter, E. C. Jordan, and VV. H. Bailey.
The committee appointed to select officers for the
Pierce and King Club recommended,
For President Dr. Pride Jones.
For Vice Presidents Win. Nelson, Esq., Dr. B.
L. Durham, W. H. Brown, J. U. Kirkland, Esqs.
For Secretaries John D. Carlton, Tlios. J. Stray
horn; which recommendations wjre umui.n ).n
It was then moved that the proceedings of this
meeting be forwarded to the North Carolina Stand
ard with the request that they be published.
The meeting then adjourned until Tuesday of Su
perior Court week.
1 H. WADDELL, Chr'n.
J. W. Lancaster, See"y.
Hon. E. C. Cabell, of Florida, in a speech de
livered in the United States House of Kepresenta
tives' on the 12th of June last, gives his opinion of
Scott as follows :
" Scott has a padlock on his lips, and the principles
of Seward in his breeches pocket, and stands before
the country as the candidate of the higher law' par
ty. The election of Scott under present circumstances
would be to continue the governmrnt in the hands of
the Freesoil party until their fanataciam has destroyed
the Union." " ,
Enter IV in field. Doctor, Seward, and Attendants.
Win. Bring me no more reports ; let them fly all ;
Black Dan. Fillmore, Gentry, Toombs, Marshall and
the rest. I cannot faint with fear. The tpirituality
that knows all mortal consequences have pronounced
me this. ' Fear not Chapoltepec." Then fly false
Southrons and mingle with the democrats.
" The name I swear by, and the heart I bear,
"Shall never sagg with doubt, nor shake with fear."
Enter Telegraph Messenger.
The devil damn thee black, thou cream-faced coon,
Where gottest thou that goose look I"
Tel. Mess. There are six thousand
Win. Geese, villain!
Tel. Mess. Democratic majority in North Caro
lina. Win. Go prick thy face, and over red thy fear,
Thou lily livered boy. What democrats patch I
Death to my soul those linen cheeks of thine are
counsellors to fear
Take thy face hence Seward I am sick at heart,
when I behold Seward I say !
This push will cheer me ever, or desert me now,
I have lived long enough : ray way of life
Is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf;
And that which should accompany old age,
As human love, obedience, trocps of friends, I must
not look to have
Doctor, the whigs fly. from me
What rhubarb, senna, or what purgative drug,
Would scour these democrats hence I j
Enter another Telegraph Messenger.
Thou comest to use thy tongue; thy story quickly. I
Tel. Mxss. Gracious my Lord, I should report
that which I do hear, but know not how to do it.
Win. Well, say sir as you hear.
Tel. Mess. The Union whigs in divers sections
of the land, mistrusting thee, have norained the great
Expounder in thy place, and with Graham's clans
move right against thee.
Win. Liar and slave ! (striking him.)
Tel. Mess. Let me endure your wrath' if't be not
so; within this half hour, may you hear it moving
with Outlaw and Clingman at the head
Win. If thou speakest false, upon the next tree
shall thou hang alive, till famine cling thee : if thy
speech be sooth : I care not if thou dost for me as
much. More Anon.
iV. O. Courier.
On Tuesday of August Court, a large portion of
the Democrats of Rockingham County, assembled in
the Court House, for the purpose of taking steps to
select a Democratic Elector for the 4th district, com
posed of Randolph, Davidson, Forsythe, Stokes,
Guilford, and Rockingham. On motion, William D.
Bethell was called to the chair, and Ihomas Settle,
jr., was requested to act as Secretary.
Geo. D. Boyd, CiRq., explained the object oi the
meeting in a few appropriate remarks, and offered the
following resolution :
Resolved, That we recommend to the other Coun
ties composing the 4th District to unite with us in
holding a District Convention, nt Winston, in For
sythe County, on Tuesday of September Court next,
for the purpose of selecting a suitable person as Elec
tor tor this District on the Pierce and King ticket;
and that the Chairman be requested to appoint ten
delegates to represent this County in said Convention.
In pursuance of the foregoing resolution the Chair
man appointed the following delegates : Hngh K.
Reid, Alfred Scales, jr., Thomas Settle, jr., Wm. F.
Carter, Alfred Reid, Rufus H. Smith, Jos. H. Cald
well, John Stacey, Francis L. Simpson, and William
B. Carter.
On motion, it was ordered by the meeting that a
copy of these proceedings be furnished to the Editors
of the Raleigh Standard and Greensborough Patriot,
with a request to publish the 6a me.
Whereupon the meeting adjourned.
WM. D. BETHELL, Chain.
Thomas Settle, jr., Sec'y.
Dissolution of the Union Party in Georgia.
We announced yesterday that the executive commit
tee of the Union party of Georgia had withdrawn the
Pierce electoral ticket, nominated at Milledireville,
and declared the party dissolved. The address of
the committee has since come to hand, and we learn
from it that this step has been taken in consequence
of the fact that all parties in Georgia now advocate
the compromise, and that the Union whigs, to a con
siderable extent, have shown a determination not to
adhere to the ticket, but to support either Webster or
Scott. The committee was composed of seven, and
five of them have published an address to the Union
democrats and whigs, who may be for Pierce and
King, urging them to meet at Atlanta, on the 18th of
September, to determine on their future course. They
avow their readiness to support the regular Pierce
and King electors, provided the original friends of
the latter ticket are willing to conciliate and compro
mise with them. There are still three electoral tick
ets in the field in Georgia oue for Scott and Graham,
the second for Webster and Jenkins, and the third
tor Pierce and King. The law requires the success
ful ticket to have a clear majority of all the votes cast.
Whig Ridicule of TrE Irish. The New York
Tribune (Abolition Scott-Seward organ) has put forth
a picture book representing Gen. Scott in all concei
vable scenes, among which is a caricature ol a party
of Irishmen. Cart-loads of these pictures were sent
into North Carolina recently. The Irish American,
printed in New York, thus indignantly alludes to
Greeley's picture book:
44 The whigs have issued a campaign pictorial life
of Scott, which contains one of the vilest caricatures
of Irishmen which everemanated from the filthy pen
cil of its evil author. In a scene representing: certain
returned Irish prisoners, one man is represented as
kneeling in the most slavish and abject attitude, while
the faces of all are represented in such hideous de
formity, that humanity has, thank God, nothing equal
to it. For the profile of one of my countrymen the
artist seems to have studied an ape or baboon ! This
is certainly a strange way of complimenting us, mak
ing us the laughing stock of a nation, and then ask
ing; us for our votes for such true friends. 44 Save us
from our friends, we may exclaim."
The San Diego Herald, California, thus announces
the public proceedings on the arrival of the news of
the democratic nominations of candidates for presi
dent and vice president :
44 Our democtatic fellow citizens immediately call
ed a ratification meetini; the first one held in the
State of California. In the meantime a federal salute
was being fired on the main plaza, and the bells were
pealing forth merry music, drowned at intervals by
the loud huzzas that went up from the multitude on
the public square. In the evening: bonfires were
lighted in our streets, and other demonstrations of
great joy were manifested in the villages of San
Among the resolutions adopted at the ratification
meeting was the following:
"Resolved, That the adoption by the democratic
convention of the measures known as the compromise
measures, is by us hailed as the omen ot concord in
the party, and of abiding fraternity among the many
sovereignties of our great and prosperous republic."
The Webster Men of Boston. The friends of
Mr. Webster in Boston held their sixth meeting on
Tuesday evening, when Mr. Torrey, a delegate to
the Baltimore convehtion came forward and gave in
his adhesion to the Webster movement. Mr. Wins
low, in addressing the meeting stated that he had it
from the Hon. Rufus Choate himself, that he would
also support Mr. Webster. Mr. Winslow further
stated that he knew Mr. Webster's sentiments in re
gard to a nomination. , He knew that Mr. Webster
would not go for Gen. Scott, and that he would not
decline a nomination from his friends in that or any
other section of the country. It was resolved to post
pone the general meeting at Faneuil Hall until the
Slate at large should have time to respond to the
movement, w hen l us proposed to hold a JMate Conven
tion in Boston. Maj. Ben. Perley Pooreand several
others mace speeches. Bait. Sun.
Sam Houston's flying artillery, used at the battle
of San Jacinto, was one four-pounder, lashed with a
piece of raw-hide to the back of a jackass. When
the piece was discharged, it would throw him forward
on his face with such lorce as to detain him in that
position until the piece was re-loaded, and as he rose
and brought it within range ot the Mexicans, the
match was applied, and away went the animal on his
face and knees, and away went thander and flame
and death-dealing balls, and away went the Mexicans
.heltef skelter.. -
For the Standard-.
by i. s. uxas Air Dearest Mae.
Come, freemen, round me rally,
And bear me while I tell.
How Pierce and King from this fair land-
Will all dark clouds dispel.
The people of this nation soon
Will publish in a trice,
That Pierce and King they wish lo be
Next President and Vice.
Chohcs Then shout and sing.
Hurrah for Pierce and King,
We'll sound their praise through all our days.
And make the welkin ring.
Frank Pierce comes from the Granite State,
And he's a sturdy son ;
He helped to fight the Mexicans,
When we whipped them three to one.
Though in the war with Mexico,
Above him Scott was placed.
He ne'er was charged with cowardice.
But met them face to face.
Chorus Then shout and sing, &c.
The reason why the Southerners
Intend to vote for Pierce,
Tis 'gainst the " anti-fugitives "
He is so justly fierce.
He says that when our slaves appear
Beyond old Mason's line,
He'll have them soon in the cotton fields,
Or making Turpentine.
Chorus Then shout and sing, &c
Our King from Alabama hails,
And is a patriot strong ;
What 'tis to be Vice President,
He'll show the Whigs ere long.
The Old North " is his birth-State,
Where Jimmy Polk was born,
The man on whom in 'forty four
The Whigs looked down in scorn.
Chorus Then shout arid sing, &c.
Our people, though they always say
" Republics are the thing, "
Dissatisfied with Presidents,
Must make themselves a King ;
Because they know that William R.
Is only King by name,
And that Democracy in him
A champion firm can claim.
Guohch Then shout and sing, &c.
They say that in Novemliei next
They'll show the world at large
That Franklin Pierce and William King
Shall guide-our glorious barge.
Then she will move as gracefully
As any living thing,
With one in front to 44 Pierce " the waves,
And in the aft a King.
Choscs Then shout and sing,
44 Hurrah for Pierca and King, "
When we send them on to Washington,
We'll make the welkin ring.
Lincolnton, N. C.Aug. 16, 1852.
New York, Aug. 25. The steamer Asia has ar
rived with Liverpool dates of the 14th inst.
England. The Humboldt arrived at Southampton
on the 12th inst.
The English sloop-of-war Vestal had been ordered
to the fishing grounds, and the Tiger was fitting out,
it was supposed, for the same destination. There
were also four screw steamers fitting out at Spithead.
A committee of naval and shipwright officers had
been ordered to assemble in London to decide upon
the proper arrangements to be made on the merchant
steamers, provided they should be needed for war
It is said that Thomas Baring is coming to the
United States on a special mission to settle the fish
ery dispute. Public feeling was calmer in relation
to the matter, but more ships were fitting out at the
Navy Yards.
Franc e. Commercial relations had been resumed
between France and Belgium.
The Paris Moniteur dehies the rumors in relation
to changes in the Cabinet.
A correspondent of a Hungarian journal has been
expelled from Paris.
The contemplated marriage of Louis Napoleon
with the Princess de Vasa has been indefinitely post
poned. Austria. The National Guard had been abolished
by order of the Emperor, and a new corps called the
Reserve, was about being organized.
Spain and Portugal. There was nothing new
from these countries, and matters were in a quiet con
dition. Prussia. The cholera was rapidly spreeding and
committing frightful ravages in litis country.
The Prussian Government had made a formal de
mand on the Swiss Confederation to acknowledge its
sovereignty over the Duchy of Neufchatel, and, in
case ol refusal, war is threatened.
Turkey. The town of Erzerom has been des
troyed by an earthquake.
Markets. Liverpool, Aug. 14. The sales of Cot
ton during the last three days have been 27,000 bales,
bnd for the week 58,000 bales, of which speculators
took 16,000 and exporters 5000 bales. The stock
668,000, of which 528,000 bales are American. The
sales on Friday were 12,000 bales, prices closing
stiffer. Dennistown quotes Fair Orleans, 6f d ; Mid
dling 5 d ; Fair Mobile 6d; Middling 5 7 I6d; Fair
Upland 6d, Middling 5d.
Breadstuffs. There has been a large speculative
movjment in wheat and flour. Wheat iiad advanced
during the week 2s. and flour 6d ; corn was in de
mand at unchanged rates. Mixed and red wheat 5e.
9d.; white 6s. 3d. a 6s. 9d ; Philadelphia, Baltimore
and Orleans fiour 21s. 6d. a 22s. 6d ; yellow corn
29s. 6d. a 30s ; white 283. 6d. a 29s.
Later from Mexico.
New Orleans, August 24. Advices have been
received from the city of Mexico to the 3d, and Vera
Cruz to the 17th inRt. The country was in a very
unsettled state. The insurrection at Mazatlan con
tinues. The insurgents had entered Guadalaxara,
and the troops had been ordered there by the Presi
dent. It was reported that Gen. Aranza had pronounced
in favor of Arista as dictator.
The Legislature of Vera Cruz proposes- that the
Government should eflect an extradition treaty with
the United States. j
second dispatch.
Nothing new had occurred regarding tho Tehuan
tepee route. The route for Point Mazatlan had been
closed by order of the government.
Internal discords and revolutions were rife throngh
out the entire country. The state of society was in
a deplorable condition. .
Arrival of the Empire City Later from Havana.
New Orleans, AugustSt. The Empire City has
arrived with Havana dates of the 18th. The excite
ment on the Island was daily increasing, and fresh
arrests had been made. No one yet, however, it was
believed, had been put to death. It is stated that
mai.y Spaniards are engaged in this conspiracy, aud
that further seizures of munitions of war had been
The C real to de la Habana recently published an
article slating that the Governor General has known
from the beginning the persons engaged in circula
ting revolutionary documents, but was waiting for
more certain information. J he liovernor has an
nounced that all persons convicted of these publica
tions shall be put to death.
Ihe cholera, yellow fever and small pox is now
raging- to a frightful extent, and robberies and assassi
nations were of daily occurrence.
Accounts of the growing crops were favorable.
Sugar quiet but firm. The stosk of Coffee was small.
f reights dull and vessels abundant.
Call for a Southern Rights Convention Another
Presidential Movement.
Montgomery, Aug. 24. The Southern Rights
Central Committee of Alabama have called a Stale
Convention for the 13ih of September, to nominate a
candidate for the Presidency, Gen. Pierce having
lanea to answer me queries propounded to turn.
Withdrawal tf the Georeia Union Ticket.
Charleston, August 25. The Savannah papers
state thai the Executive Committee of the Union
party of Georgia have published a circular, withdraw
ing the electoral ticket selected by the late conven
tion, in favor of Gen. Pierce. The same circular
calls for a meeting of the Union Whiis" and Demo
crats, to meet at Atlanta on the 18th of September,
to determine the course of the party.
By Ilia Excellency, DAVID S.- REID, Hovmof
of the State of JVbrth Cirrolfxa.
W'HEREAS, with the advice of the Council of
State,, it has been deemed absolutely necessary to
convene the General Assembly at an earlier day than is
appointed by Law for the regular meeting thereof, I do
hereby issue this, my Proclamation, notifying and re
questing the Senators and members of the House Of
Commons elect of thi General Assembly of North Car.
olina to meet in session at the Capitol, in- the City of
Raleigh, on Monday the fourth day of October next.
Oiven under my band and attested by the
SEAL; I Great Seal of the State of North Carolina.
Done at the City ot Raleigh, the 25th day
August, A. D., 1852, and in the 77th year of our Inde
pendence. By the Governor,
Wm. H. Jones. Private Secretary.
Raleigh, August 25, 1852. 35 4w.
The Pioneer, North Carolinian. Western Democrat,,
and Asheville News will insert four limes weekly.
China, Glass, and Eartnerii Ware.
WE are now receiving, direct from the French and:
English manufacturers,
17 packages French China Dinner and Tea Setts, and
Fancy Ware,
12 packages EJge and C. C. Ware,
15 44 Sprig'd and handled Teas, common,
10 44 White Granite Dinnerand Tea Warer
6 44 44 44 and common Toilet 44
8 44 Colored Ware, assorted,
0 . Cane and Rockingham Ware, assorted,
60 44 American Glass Ware, assorted,.
10 44 Stone Ware, assorted,
20 dozen Dimijohns, from i to 5 gallons.
tW Ceuntry Merchants would find it to their advan
tage to purchase their stocks of us, as we save them a
considerable per ccntagc in freights, commissions, 5cc
Dinner and Tea Setts of new and handsome pat
terns to families at low prices.
Front street below Market street.
Wilmington, N. C, August 25, 1852. 83 if.
Stoves, Patent Pumps, &c. c.
KEEPS constantly on hand a general assort
ment of articles in his line. Job Work, done at
short notice. All kinds of Metallic Coverings, for
House and Store Roofs, and Gutters,
furnished, and warranted to stand the severest test.
Just received, and more expected from the Foundry.
Cooking, Parlor and Office Btoves.
of the latest and most approved patterns.
EST Orders from any part of the State attended to.
Raleigh, September I, 1852, 935 w.
Iioard for Members.
THE Subscriber has made preparations, as heretofore,,
to board a number of members of the Legislature.
He can only say to those who may engage lodgings with
him, that no pains nor expense will be spared to render
them comfortable. He refers to the past as his only
pledge for the future.
His terms will be as reasonable as the prices of the day
will admit. JOHN HUTCHLNS.
Raleigh, Aug. 30, 18521 83 3t,
THE subscribers having qualified, at August term,.
County Court, as Execators to the last will and
testament of Noel Knight, deceased, ask those indebted
to said estate to make payment immediately, and those
having claims to present them duly proven for settlement,
W. R. KNIGHT, rr.,lfnr.
P. H. KNIGHT, iExecut0rS
August 30th, 1852. 83 3t.
Kaleigli & Gaston It. R. Office,
KALKIcn, August 23d, lHaz.
PROPOSALS will be received at this office until the
1st day of November next, for a loan of from Fifty
to Seventy-five Thousand Dollars, on the Bonds of this
Company, to be issued in sums of not less than Five
Hundred Dollars, with coupons attached, payable Ten
years after date, with interest payable semi-annually, on
the first Moi.day of January and July in each and every
This loan is authorized by a resolution of the Stock
holders, adopted in general meeting at Henderson, on tho
15th day of July, 1852, which requires that a sum not
less than Five nor more than Ten Thousand Dollars
shall be annually set apart by the Doard of Directors
from the receipts of the Company, as a sinking fund, to
roeet the payment sf the Bonds so issued. The Road
is now being re-laid with a heavy iron rail, costing about
Three Hundred Thousand Dollars, and will be in com
plete order with the nocessary Locomotives, Cars, &c.r
during the present year.
CEO. W. MORDECAT, President
Auguit 23, 1852. 82 tlstN.
To tUe Stockholders in the
Greenville & Raleigh Plank-road Co.
NOTICE is hereby given that all Stock subscriber
for in this Company, on which the instalments have
not been paid, will be sold at Public Auction to t he
highest bidder, as provided for in the 11th Section ot the
Act incorpoiating the said Company.
Sale to take place at Greenville, on Thursday the 231
of September next.
By order of the Board of Directors, at office Green
vine, August 12th, 1852.
JNO A. SELBY, Clerk..
AN instalment of Two Dollars per Share will be re
quired of the Stockholders of the Greenville and Raleigh
Plank Road Company,on Thursday, the 23d of Sep
tember next.
By order of the Board of Directors.
JNO. A. SELBY, Clerk.
Greenville, Aogust I2th, 1852. 81 2t.
IHE Fall Session will commence on Wednesday,
the 15th of September. The Board of Instruction
is "complete. The Preparatory and Irregular depart
ment!) enjoy College privileges, and receive instruc
tion from the Faculty. Entire expense from $38 to
$45 per session of five months.
B. CRAVEN, Vresident.
August 22J, 1852. 82 1m.
Ten Dollars Reward.
TOST on Monday, the 9th inst., between the Fost-Or-.a
: T7.t A;..Vi anA nnoA TCivnr Oil Milln. m Inrfra
a jllHi LI. lil(.lu u.aw - - - m-
black Pocket Book, with a blank-book attached, contain
ing between twenty and twenty-five dollars, and a num
ber of papers ot no value io any one excepi me uwncr.
The only bills recollected were one ten and two threes
on the Bank of Cape Fear, and two ones on the Bank
of Fayettcville, and two one dollar and a half bills on
the Bank of the Union, Washington City. The above
- v i". it .
reward will oe given u usii at uw vuiupiunci uUu. .
with me at the Mill. A. B. VAUGHAN.
Laura-Shawsville, 934 4t
August 13, 1852. S
THE Subscribers have associated themselves togethet
under the Firm of
for the purpose of condactrng the MERCANTILE
BUSINESS in the City of Raleigh, at the old aupd of
T. H. Selby's, No. 12, Fayette villa Street, where thy
will be pleased to sec and uerve their customers ami
friends. IV H. SELBY.
Raleigh, Aug. IB, 1852. - ' 933-
A GOOD Leath Dressxb a young man with
out a family would be preferre'd.. The pladb is heal
hv. onH liberal wages will be given.' Apply soon to tn
f Editor of the Standard, '
Walte, Augnst 17, 1SS2. 80 3t.

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