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HINTS FOR TIIE PEOPLE. No. 4. One Presidential Term. Gen. Scott is for so amending the Constitution as to cut off the people of the United States from el -ctinT a citizen to the Presidency more than once, whatever may be his merits or however great the public exigency. Why should there be any such provision i If the people want a man a sec ond, a third, or even a fourth time, why should they not have him ? If there is to be any restraint up on the people in the exercise of their right of elec tion, where there is not necessarily any conflict of interest between different sections or different class es in the country, far better would it be to say that no man who had been four years in military life should be eligible to the Presidency of the United States, than to limit the number of times for which a citizen may be eligible. What evil has ever grown out of the re-eligibility of a citizen to the Presidency ? What evil is likely to grow out of it ? Leading Measures of the Extra Session- of 1841. For all these Gen. Scott is an advocate, consist inr of a Dill for the Distribution of the Public Inds, the Bankrupt Law, Dank of the United States. Concerning the last, " he has long been un der the conviction that in peace as well as in war something efficient of that nature is not only nec essary and proper but indispeusable to the opera tions of the Treasury, as woli as to many ot the wants of our commerce and currency." These are some of the political opinions of Gen. Scott. They are precisely the reverse of those of Gen. Jackson upon the same subjects, and a set of political opinions more objectionable in them selves we cannot well conceive. Fourthly, wc arc opposed to Gen. Scott because he has no qualifications for the office Ijoyond his military renown. For this we have only to listen to the voice of those at the South who now sup port him. previous to his nomination, Fifthly, we are opposed to Gen. Scott on account j of the circumstances iind.T which his nomination ; constitutional construction has brought upon ns, and one of the greatest that can well be conceived, is its effect upou slave property at the South, invol ving not only its insecurity and dimunition of value, but even converting it into a mot dangerous ene my and threatening us with all the horrors of ser vile war. A party at the North has seized upon this state of things, and is using tins ureauiui eie- j ment for the accomplishment of its own schemes, ' whatever they may bo. At the head of this iarty, , conspicuous for talent and influence, stands V llliam j II. Seward of New York. The present President j of the United States has not fallen exactly into the j views of this arch agitator, and Daniel ebster has j opposed him with his great taleuts, for which lie merits all praise from the American people. Both of these distinguished men had much higher qual ifications for this great office, in the estimation of all men, than Gen. Scott, exeept so far as military fame and acceptability to William II. Seward and his Dartv constitute qualifications. And this last, not long since it was thought by some who now support uen. Scott, was a sunicieui motive lor op posing him to the last. Under these circumstan ces he is preferred to both the noble men we have before named, against the exertions of the whole South, and through the acknowledged agency of Seward and his friends. Why should Southern men now support him ? We do not charge Gen. Scott to be himself .an Abolitionist, but the had ing Abolitionists evidently prefer him to Northern men however distinguished, and we think that fact itself calls upon us to beware. But taking all our objections together we think the n sufficient to pre vent any Southern man, and especially any sound Democrat, from supporting Gen. Scott. Franklin Pierce is the nominee of the other party, and our choice for the Presidency. First, because he is the nomi nee of the Democratic Baltimore Convention. This was a body of intelligent men, from every part of the Union, who would not be likely to be deceived themselves, and could have no motive to deceive us. The Convention certainly believed him sound, competent, and worthy to be trusted. You know personally some of the men who compoaed that Convention ; do you believe they would attempt to deceive you or be likely to be deceived themselves ? Secondly, history informs us that he was accredited by the people of the district of his own State, in which he lived, by sending him to Congress from 1833 till ho was promoted to the United States Senate, by the Legislature of the same State in 1837; that he continued in the Senate until 1842, when he resigned of his own accord, after having iilied both stations with signal ability. This was a democratic district and a democratic State, and we think their opinions of his talents, his soundness, and integrity thus expressed, together with his standing, in those days before the American public, a pretty safe reliance for us. Thirdly, we have his letter of acceptance, pledg ing himself to the' support of the democratic plat form, fully and particularly of the measures known as the compromise. Fourthly, we support Gen. Pierce because, as matters now stand, either he or Gen. Scott proba bly must be President, and every vote given for the one will tend to defeat the other ; and therefore, in contributing to the election of Gen. Pierce wc con tribute to prevent the election of Gen. Scott, which we should consider a great evil to the country, for the reasons we have before given. But there are objections raised to Gen. Pierce by the other party. This was to be expected, and if he is worthy of the support of republicans, we may naturally expect that he will Iks obnoxious to the other party. Their real objection to him is his republicanism. But this they do not urge because it is already sufficiently known to the Whigs, and to urge it would but the more commend him to us. Federalism. On the contrary, some of their organs attempt to prove he was once a Federalist. Why do they this? Would it be a valid objection to him with them if he was ? Indeed, would they not rather he were so now They only hope to make some weak democrat believe it, and indued, with the strange inconsistency with which their artful logic some times betrays such unfortunate wights, rather to vote for one who is a federalist now who was once a democrat, than for one who is a democrat now who was once a whig. But the change is ground less that Franklin Pierce ever was a federalist, nor js it in fact very seriously urged. But what matters it if he was, provided he is a true Democrat now ? And of this we have all the assurance that reason able men can ask. . Coward. But they say he js a coward. No, they dare But say- hone thatj-ou will infer and believe it If Franklin Pierce is a coward, thcro js no man brave on earth. Casxot Ridb. But they say that Gen. Pierce cannot ride. To what extremities must the enemy be driven who has to resort to objections such as this ? Suppose Gen. Pierce could not ride. Must the President of the United States be an officer of Dragoons? What has skill, as a rider, to do with qualifications for the Presidency Does not such an appeal as not say that openly, iney Know it is not so. ... . 3 j: witnout incurring uirecuy lue responsiDinty ot inor 8o.thev make insmuations,frora which thev this to a voter argue great insincerity in the man who makes it, and great' contemptfor the under standing of him to whom it is made i But to a fair mind the facts on which tbey rely for proof of Gen. Pierce's want of horsemanship prove him to be at least a bold and dauntless horseman. To make merry over the accidental fall of his horse by which this daring volunteer suffered so seriously, marks an uufeeling heart, and one which "loves its own pride and purposes " more than the honor of its country or the fame of her sons. Abolitionist. They sav Gen. Pierce is an abolitionist. There never would have beeu an abolition political party in this country but for the consolidation and free construction notions of the Federal party. These have given rise to the argument that we are one entirenation, each portion of which Is responsible for the acts of all the rest, and therefore bound to oppose in every way whatever their consciences disapprove ; and even where constitutional re straints upon their doings are too plain to be mis understood, to override them by the higher law and by the general welfare, that standing argument for a" latitudinarian construction of the constitution. The no-principle-principleof availability of the same party has enabled all the motly crew of factionists to watner under ;ts banner in its crusades against theouly party wl.ich stands by the constitution in its simple purity. It is not abolitionism to be theoretically opposed to slavery, for if that were so, every thinking man well knows that all who live beyond the limits of slave-holding States are aboli tionists. But all who are disposed to understand this question, know very well that the abolitionist is he, who, regardless of the guarantees of our con stitution, of the peace and quiet of the slave-holding States, or of the will of that overruling Provi dence who has interwoven slavery with the whole texture of our Southern life, would actively inter fere in the domestic relations of the Southern peo ple. By the first test, as we have already said, it is probable Gen. Pieiv-. in common with every other man North of Mason and Dixon's line, is an abolitionist. And if. by this test, we are to ex- i elude all such men from our vote for the Presi dency, is it not apparent that we place ourselves in a most unreasonable position ? If we determine never to vote for Northern men, it must then fol low, as the night the day, that Northern men will determine never to vote for Southern ones ; but the political strength is in the non slaveholding States, and from henceforth a man must be elected from those States, in whose election we will not even have a voice-. The consequence is that we, bv our own folly, will deny ourselves even the poor privilege of choosing the least among evils. And when two .Northern men are caiulnlatt-s tor the Presidency, the one. nerhai. but for the mere fact w j of his being a Northern man every way worthy ot our confidence, the other altogether unworthy, we either refuse to vote at all or throw our votes away upon some Southern man, whom it is impossible to elect. In addition to this, is it not apparent that we thereby politically disfranchise ourselves ? Is it to be expected that an inefficient minority, made so porpctu.'illy by a law of its own adoption, will receive ay consideration in public affairs or share at all iii the distribution of offices ? Will not even the few offices which the general government has the power of bestowing in the Southern States be given to the men of mark from other States who have made themselves known and felt, the political working men, and not to the Southern drones, who have pulled out their own stings and disqualified themselves for usefulness ? How long, under this- system, would the Southern States re main in the Union ? And is it consistent with the loud professions of love for the Union which these very men make, as the very perfection ot political holiness, to throw this element as a temporary ex pedient into the political suite which must so na turally lead to dissolution, and that through the political degradation of the South Can foil)' and wickedness be greater? Gen. Pierce is guilty of the sin of being a Northern man, and if for this you discard him, you see to what it must lead. Dut an abolitionist he is not. On the contrary, he has been the champion of the constitutional rights of the South, even in the very strongholds of abolitionUm. Read his letter to Lally, a South ern rights man, no longer ago than the 2 1st day of May hist. Listen to his thrilling speech at Man chester on the 20th November. Mark his bold stand against Mr. Atwq&d. He had been nomi nated to the office of Governor of the State of New Hampshire, but on account of his hostility to the fugitive slave law, Gen. Pierce was active and suc cessful in havinjj his name withdrawn and a man with sounder views substituted. No authentic re cord can be found against Gen. Pierce's loyalty to the Constitution. On the contrary, he has ever been one of its most able, fearless and disinterested champions. Upon the election of General Pierce depends the position of the Southern States in this great confederacy. If he is elected, they will be fully restored to the honorable rank they have heretofore occupied to that consideration and in fluence which loftiness of principle and signal vir tue ever command. I he great Democratic family is now rallying upon its old principles, and our brethren at the North are extending to us the fra ternal embrace, and pledging themselves to guar rantee to us our threatened birth-right. Now is our time to accept the ofter. The nation has passed through an alarming crisis, and every thing is propitious to her restoration to a constitutional and fair basis. But if, through our instrumentality, Gen. Pierce is defeated, we will sink into contempt as the silly dupes of political intriguers as too weak to be feared and too much wanting in public virtue to bo respected. "Why should men stand forth any more, at every peril at home, to vindicate the rights of those who not only refuse to aid them in that vindication, but with stupid and ungrateful inconsideration .assist in their political assassina tion ? Think of -these things, and let the month of -November, 1852, be a month to be remembered, for the triumph of sound principles, for the election of Piekce and Kino, and for the restoration of the Southern States to their position in the Union NORTH CAROLINA. Political Villany. One of the most disgrace ful features of the present campaign, is the abomina ble course of the Whig General Committee, in Wash ington in sending cut pamphlets, &c, filled with the most outrageous falsehoods and misrepresentations. VVe have hefore us a pamphlet of fourteen closely printed pages, headed " Frankin Pierce and his Mo Ulion Allies" sent us from the South, where thou sands of them are being circulated by Truman Smith & Co., from their manufactory in Washington the object of which ia to prove him an Abolitionist' and a man not to be trusted by the South, on account of his opposition to slavery, and the Fugitive Slave Law ! Now, when it is universally known at the North, that Mr. Pierce is one of the firmest oppo nents that Abolitionism ever had what can be said in apology for such a piece of outrageous deception 1 It is false, utterly false ! and yet whigs, calling them selves honorable men, are engaged in such villainy. A cause that depends upon such base tricks cannot prosper and those who practice them, would not scruple in the performance of still baser deeds, if oc casion required it. How different this from the course of the Democrats who have, in no instance that has come to our knowledge, attributed to Gen. Scott a character for which they have not abundant proof. New Haven Regisler. The same committee have flooded the North with a document representing General Pierce to be an ul tra pro-slavery man, apd devoted body and soul to the slave interest. This is the base double game by which Taylor was elected, and the federal managers hops to succeed again by it. For the Standard. Mr. Editor : In glancing over the last Register, my attention was arrested by an article headed " the Whigs or Granville in the field !" and signed "Ver ta." I read the article, being curious to learn what strange event had taken place, that " the Whig fires are beginning to born with the brightness of 1840," for I bad neither seen nor heard of any exhibition, as then, of logcabins, hard-cider, ccon-skins, and such like arguments before the intelligent people of Gran ville. " Veritas " chronicles the fact that new .ignis have broken in upon the Whigs, some of whom now " in doubt, and darkness V (as the Democrats well know,) through "that able triad of speakers, Hon. John H. Bryan, Henry W. Miller and John Kerr" ail gentlemen of admitted ability and the cause that cannot be successfully sustained by them, must be a bad one indeed. " Veritas " says, the former gentle man proved the Whig party to be the conservative party ot the Union. I did not hear the speech, but I will undertake to say that he is entirely mistaken It is true that the Whigs claim the appellation " con servative, " especially on account of their sustaining the compromise generally, but more particularly the fugitive-slave law. Let us see how the matter stands. I presume " Veritas " will admit that whatever a ma jority of any party or eect does, gives character to tr.e whole, it is notorious that tne iNonnern wmgs constitute the majority that they opposed almost in solid column the passage ot this law, and it is equal ly certain that they are still opposed to it, and this is proved by the fact that they repudiated Mr. Fillmore who was in favor of its passage, and afterwards em ployed every means in his power for the purpose of carrying out its provisions. The Southern Whigs were outvoted in the Baltimore Convention, there by proving that they were in the minority. Then it follows that the Whiz party not the conservative party, so far as this all-absorbing question is con cerned. " Veritas " did not intend to do it, but he has clear ly admitted the fact for outjof the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh that op to the meeting of our Superior Court, he regarded the vote of Gran ville, as well as the State, at least, very doubtful. And his only reliance now is, upon such speeches as those delivered by the able and accomplished gentlemen al luded to. 1 do not doubt that the enthusiasm of "Ver itas " was stirred to the highest pitch ; but he may have been somewhat like a drunken man who im agines every body else to be drunk. He thought no doubt that if the whigs were not enthusiastic, they ought to be so, and that they would be so. While reading his article I was forcibly reminded of what is called a dry-weather thunder storm, emitting a good deal of" zigzag lightning." followed by "mut tering thunder," raising wind enough to stir up the dust in every direction ; but, alas ! brings no rain, and is soon succeeded by a still greater crTm. fori am in the midst of a Whig population, and all is calm around me now. Nothing worthy of being called enthusi- 1 asm, except, perhaps, on the part of the few who avowea jusi ueiore wiu nig nomination inn iney would vote for a certain Democrat in preference to Gen. Scott. It is according to nature that thej should be a little more zealous than their fellows, some of - wn?m tmn e7 nave. een cheated out oi their ...vis... ..co. pfe in jeopardy, and will no more stand by the nom ination of Gen. Scott than would a man who had been cheated in a swap out of a favorite horse; and for this show or wisdom and independence, I dare say 'Veritas" is firmly of the opinion that they are traitors to the Whig party, and if he deemed it neces ry to establish his own loyalty, would denounce them as such. What a pity it was, Mr. Editor, that our veritable knight ot the quill should have descended from the lowering heights to which he had scared upon the wings of genius and fancy, to attack the poor demo crats who had already been struck with " fear and trembling," having been under the " huge hammer,' wielded " with such Titan force" by Mr. Miller. It was ungenerous, if not cowardly, to fall upon an ad versary in such a helpless condition ; hut I am happy in beingable to say that we have weathered the storm, and not one has been lost to the good old ship of De mocracy even Gen. Saunders, our Pilot on the oc casion alluded to, was safely landed at Louisburjr, fiknino ifT Ppoaiilont on1 ikaraka thalp rla'i rac I rlrphlo notwithstanding the whirlwind of spurkling wit, 6.'- ting sarcatm, and withering ridicule so unmercifully directed against htm ; it has has been the General's misfortune to encounter many such storms, but thus far, he has come out of them with " garments untat tered." The sudden rising of enthusiasm and the overflow ing of soul produced by Mr. Miller's facts, and Mr. Kerr's fervid appeals and heart moving eloquence" caused " Veritas " to lose sight of a few little things necessary to make the history of the doings connect ed with our last Court week complete. For instance, the Whigs had made an arrangement to occupy the Court House every night during the week, and per sisted in it until they found it would likely lead to a difficulty ; they then consented that the Democrats might have the use of it on Wednesday and Thursday ni;htb, when most ot the persons from abroad would have left. Again, he ought to have stated that Gen. Saunders an Hon. A. VV. Venable, addressed the Pierce and King Club on Wednesday night, at least one hundred persons bein present; and 1 will say here, that their facts and arguments and conclusions were entirely satisfactory to the Democracy. I had well nigh forgotten to allude to the discus sion on Tuesday. Mr. Miller spoke until nearly, if not after sundown, and Mr. Venable, thot)jh pres ent, hail no idea of replying, and it was so understood; but near the close of Mr. M's. remarks he changed his purpose, and as soon as the echo of the loud stamping that followed his winding-np remarks cea sed to confuse the ear, " Mr. Venable essayed a des ultory and impotent attempt at reply he displayed those high mental attributes which he is possessed of in such an eminent degree " that is, leaving his "foot prints" wherever he treads, by means of his facts, arguments, eloquence and irresistable home spun illustrations. He spoke but a short time. Hav ing been reminded by a member of the Scot and Graham Club that the time ot their meeting had ar rived, he brought his remarks to a close, and made another speech before our Club, following General Saunders as before intimated. On Thursday night the meeting was small, and Gen. Saunders, who is always ready, though did not expect to speak, being called upon to say something, made a few remarks in a purely conversational style, and hence " His Highness did not vapor much, " having already vapored out the evening before those whig nres which had commenced burning so bright ly ; and this may account for his choosing to make a real Scott Speech." I am glad "Veritas" re ceived an opiate at the hands of the General, for I assure you.M r. Editor, he had administered some very drastic physic. In conclusion, it seems that " Veritas " is of the opinion that the State " is certain for Scott any way," and that Granville will give him 100 majority. The Granville Democrats have no doubt about the Slate going for Pierce and King, because they regard that matter as having been settled by the Governor's elec tion. As to the election in Granville, the Democrats expect to carry it in November by 100 majority, (.so you see doctors differ) because they are united as one man, having been stimulated by their last victory while the Whigs have been discouraged some of whom won't vote at all. Some Democrats voted for Mr. Kerr, others stood aloof, who will vote for Pierce and King. The Democrats, as usual, may not make much noise, but I tell you of a truth, they will cer tainly do their voting; and unJer this state of the case " victory in Granville will be the inevitable con sequence" and I know you will say, so mote it be. TIPPECANOE. Grand Whig Procession. The following de scription of the order in which a procession, at a grand Whig Mass Meeting recently held in Ohio, was formed, is ftom the Cincinnati Enquirers I. A cream colored horse pulling 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. A buggy, containing Two gentlemen wearing white hats Two light bay leaders and Two dark bay Wheel-horses, drawing A baggage wagon, containing A driver and A man carrying a banner on which was paint ted the " Last of the Miainas," and A man holding at arm's-length the American flag, and A fifer and 9. 10. 11. A drummer and his instrument, and 12. A bass drummer and his instrument, and 13. Four gentlemen to do the hollowin'. In this order the procession passed over the lawn, first turning to the right and then to the left, and fin ally drawing np in front of the barn. Bang! went the Red Artillery," THE STAXDARD. PIERCE, KING AJTP VICTORY RALEIGH, SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 1852. " No North, no South, no East, no West, under the Constitution ; but a sacred maintenance of the com mon bond and true devotion to the common brotherhood." Fbaskxix Pierce. FOR PRESIDENT: GEN. FRANKLIN PIERCE. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. FOR VICE PRESIDENT : WILLIAM R. KING, OF ALABAMA. ELECTION TUESDAY OFDVEMBER. Democratic Republican Electors. For the State at lar2e, JAMES C. DOBBIN. First District. WILLIAM H. THOMAS. Fourth District. ROBERT P. DICK. Fifth District, ABRAHAM RENCHER. Sixth District, L. O'B. BRANCH. Seventh District, SAMUEL J. PERSON. Eighth District, D. G. W. WARD. Ninth District. THOMAS BRAGG. STANDARD FOR THE SESSION. The Standard will be published at the following rates during the approaching session of the Gen eral Assembly : Semi-Weekly, So cents. Weekly, 50 " We have made arrangement? cO report the pro ceedings of the Assembly, and our readers may expect to be regularly advised of the action of that body. Any quantity of subscribers will be received, either for the session or by the year. Price of the Semi-Weekly, per annum, in advance, $4 ; Weekly, per annum, in advance, $2. Persons procuring five subscribers to the Weekly ancj sending the cash (10) in advance, will be entitled to one copy for one year free of charge. Send in the names. TIIE LEGISLATURE. The Legislature of this State will assemble in this City, on Monday next, in.special session, having been convened before the usual time by the Gov ernor and Council. This State loses, by the late Census, one Electoral vote. It has therefore be come necessary to re-arrange the Electoral Districts. After this business shall have beeu transacted, how ever, it is probable the Assembly will go forward and complete all the business before it, before ad journing. The session will no doubt be a protracted one. Much more legislation will be required than at any previous session for the last ten years; and we think it probable, all things considered, that the Legislature will not adjourn before the 1st of the ensuing January. A number of members are already in the City. Nearly all of them will doubtless be here this evening or to-morrow. DISCUSSION IN PITTSBOROUGII. The last Fayetteville Carolinian says : " We learn from a gentleman who arrived here from Pittsborough a day or two ago, that an interesting discussion took place in that town on Wednesday last between Henry W. Miller, Esq., whig candidate for Elector for the State at large, and Hon. Abram Rencher, the democratic candidate for Elector for the 5th Congressional District. The discussion did not take a wide range, being confined mostly to matters connected with the soundness of the Presidential candidates of the two parties on the slavery question. Messrs. Miller and Rencher spoke one hour and a half each, and then replied in half hour speeches. Our informant assures us that Mr. Rencher fully and ably sustained himself in the debate." The Whig leaders are boasting, as usual, over Mr. Miller's exploits in Pittsborough. We learn that Mr. Rencher met him at every point, and that substantial good to the Democratic cause will re sult fn m the discussion. The Register and the major portion of the Scott leaders go in for a hur rah and a " fuss " generally ; we are satisfied with simply convincing the people and getting votes. Meeting at Rolesville. We learn that L. O'B. Branch, Esq.. the Democratic Elector for this District, will address the people at Rolesville, Wake County, on Saturday the 9th of October. We hope the indomitable Rolesville Democracy will turn out en masse to hear Mr. Branch. It is high time we were all fully at work in the good cause. The advocates of the Seward ticket are leaving no means untried to excite and deceive the people ; and we must meet and expose them at all points. Rolesville is one of the strongholds of the true faith, to which the friends of Jeffersonian prin ciples never appeal in vain. FRANKLINTON MASS MEETING. There will be a MASS MEETING of the De mocracy of Franklin, Granville, and Wake, at Franklinton, on Friday and Saturday the 15th and 16 th of October. Ample preparations will be made for an agree able and interesting time. A number of distin guished speakers will be present. The people generally are invited to attend. jS3F"We invite the attention of planters and others concerned in the matter, to the Resolutions we publish to-day in relation to the improve ment of the Roanoke. It will be seen that it is proposed to hold a Convention of planters and others interested, at Halifax on the 26th of this month. The subject is one of much importance to planters and landholders on the Roanoke. JSF" Read the account, in our columns to-day, of the discussion in Smithfield between Messrs. Branch and Ransom. Mr. Branch is winning gol den opinions by his efforts in the good cause. Jt-The New York Whig State Convention, held last week at Syracuse, adopted the following as its only Resolution on the Slavery question : " That the Whig party, being a national party, de voted to the Union, and to the welfare and promotion of all the varied interests of this gieat Republic, and uniformity of action and concert of purpose being at tainable only through the agency of National Conven tions, an honest acquiesence in the decision and ac tion of the late National Convention of Che Whig party upon all subjects legitimately before them, is the duty ot every Whig." Horace Greely, who was present, writes as fol lows to his paper, the Tribune ws 10 ms paper, me inoune ; "The only difference of opinion developed relates the everlasting topic of Slavery, on which nothing directly said in the resolutions, but a general decla- t inn ia mar to tahtrfi fitter 11 j hit nrnjtr can construe into ration is made which those who please can construe into on approval of the Baltimore Platform, A larcre maioritv of the Convention wan opcosed in sentiment even to this concession, but yielded for the sake ot peace. Un all the distinctive w nt grounds the resolves are right, strong and explicit." W e invite the particular attention of southern men to those portions of the foregoing which we have put in italics. Greely and the " higher-law " men, as well as Stanly and Mangum, hold that the ' compromise " was not u legitimately before " the Whig National Convention, and they endeavored to keep it out of that body ; but failing in that, and the Convention having approved it, the New York Scott men now give it the cold shoulder, or " spit upon it," just as they happen to be in a good or ill humor. t....i, n i u. i ..limit nucib i luryu 7iiujurtty the Convention was opposed in sentiment even . ... . . . this concession, but yielded tt for the sake of peace." J J J Suh is the treatment which Southern Whigs are re ceiving at the hands of the Scott-Sewardites of New York ; and such are the allies of William A. Gra ham, the Southern slaveholder, who, having be trayed Mr. Fillmore, is now writing letters to the ! Southern people urging Scott's claims, and conse- qnently his own, to popular support ! We. now challenge the Scott-Seward journals the South to point to the first Democratic State n .. , . , . . . . . convention (vitn tne exception ot that ot Ohio) propo8e the lollowing bets : ney sa' 1 held in the free States, before or since the passage j I will name fire States, nil of which voted fo T of the " compromise," which has not given to it !?r' V" I8D48, and bet $1'000 0B each 0 of tZaZ ' ,' ting for Pierce ; lu rfr' unqualified sanction and cordial approval. Where! I vill bet another $1,000 that I win thre is the Raleigh Register ? But that paper will re- five: 6 ply that the Van Burens and other Freesoil Demo- !;oo2 Q Sfoo ZSMtL , crats are supporting Gen. Pierce. Admitted, but $5,000 that Pierce will be elected. ' did the Democratic National Convention truckle to The. .above ,0. b? ,aen together'. If the 6umi , rvi -t . . i na,,ied do not suit, I will diminish theai one half Z these men ? Did it nominate their first choice ? double ihem. As a separate bet, or taken wS a Did it not, on the contrary, nominate the first choice 'others, I will bet $3,000 to $10,000 that I name of Virginia and North Carolina? Most certainly ( 7 my leu " 1 ,0" 3 it did ; and these men in supporting Gen. Pierce, j My money will be sent to Selden, Withers, & Co do so as Democrats, and not as Freesoilers. We immediately after being notified of the bets be'inB! UtllULI VlUI bJl. WM I'v;. lVJV.t.1, U. A-'tiVA .10 they are, they now acquiesce in the fugitive-slave ! law, which the Sewardites of New York, Pennsyl vania, and Ohio, who controlled the Whig National Convention and forced Scott on the Southern Wigs, never have done and never will do. That is the difference. Gen. Pierce, by whomsoever sup ported, was nominated by Southern men, and is a national and not a sectional candidate ; whereas, Gen. Scott is not only supported by worse men than the Van Burens, but he was nominated as the first $1,000 on New York, $1,000 on Ohio.and S3,0O0od choice of worse men, and is now supported by ,ne general result, which has not yet been taken." them as a sectional candidate, and that too over A bet was offercl some weeks ago in this city the heads of Webster and Fillmore. Gen. Pierce's , (;as tl,e Washington Union,) of 810.000 that whole career affords abundant proof that he would j General Pi?rce would be elected ; but, after a sj.as rather be defeated than yield a hairs-breadth to ! modic effol t at lasting that it should be taken, such Freesoilers in the Democratic ranks as choose to support him ; but Gen. Scott owes his nomina tion to Whig Freesoilers, and, if elected, he will be bound in common gratitude to yield to them and reward them. Indeed, he has already prom ised them, in his letter of acceptance, that he will not proscribe them on account of their opinions on Slavery. THE GREENVILLE MASS MEETING. We copy from the last Goldsborough Ee publi can and Patriot the following notice of the Demo cratic Mass Meeting in Greenville: Mass Meeting at Gkehsville. The Democratic Mass Meeting at Greenville on Friday and Saturday last was a tine affair, and was attended by between fifteen hundred and two thousand persons, as we have heard it estimated. Everything passed off to the en lire saiislaclion of al! concerned. On Friday after noon Gen. Saunders delivered a speech of much length, and ot great ability and which was received with marked approbation. At night Uen. Siiigellary addressed the crowd, creating much enthusiasm by his spirited remarks. Alter he had closed. Hon. Jas. C. Dobbin was called upon, who responded in a brief speech, closing with an announcement that he would address the meeting at 11 o'clock next morn ing. At intervals on Friday night rockets and Ro man candles were set off, and the loud roar of the cannon marked both Friday and Saturday as days of rejoicing among the Democracy of Pitt. On Satur day Mr. Dobbin made a speech some three hours in length to a large crowd ot W higs and Democrats. It was listened to with profound attention, and we understand produced a shaking among the dry bones c w i t. '. : r . . . .:.i - . oi uiuueiy m nil, mai win snow iiseil on tne day of election. Mr. Dobbin was followed by Win. B. Rodman, Esq., of Washington. Gen. Saunders then closed the ceremonies of the occasion by a short speech. Dr. Ward, our Elector, was also present on Saturday, but declined to speak on account of indis position. He announced however that he should ad dress the Democracy of Put some time during the campaign. Every thing passed off to the entire gratification of all concerned and the Democracy of Pill are highly elated. The eloquent vindication of the Democratic cause by the speakers present, has infused a new spirit among our friends in that coun ty, and they are determined to labor front this until the day of elecion to carry it for Pierce and King. That they will succeed we havn't a doubt." VVe 1 earn that Gen. Saunders also addressed a large and attentive audience at Wilson, Edgecombe, on Tuesday last. The lion-hearted Democracy of Wayne, Nash, and Edgecombe are rousing their forces for the conflict; and we expect glorious tid ings from them after the 2d of November. Re member, a full Democratic vote is a signal Demo cratic triumph. THE FAILURE AT HILLSBOROUGH. A friend, who knows the people of Orange and Alamance " like a book, " writes as follows in re lation to the Whig Mass ( ! ) Meeting at Hillsbo rough : "The Whig meeting here last week was evidpntiir an uphill business. They tried hard to get up an excitement, but failed. The next day they were as dull and flat as ever. I am satisfied they did them selves no good. The Democrats are in high spirits. They cannot be gulled by putting Graham on the Seward ticket. " - . The above, be it remembered, comes from Or ange, Mr. Graham's County. Mr. -Jenifer, Whig, of Maryland, has writ ten another strong letter against Scott There are tens of thousands of Whigs who will not support the Seward ticket. F rom the VV,shinzton Iv "NORTH OiRnnvu Lni0. Raleigh. N. "oh, N. C, Sept is.h ,D : Under tie above head V?52- ntoltio -r . nea1 I Ot)Se Mr. A rmstromo : in tne national intelligencer " of the 9ih erT communication, signed Whir " . Ini,ant. 1 obe im oiaie win go for Scotland Crah, nl" tarcrA mainrilv 1 ? - r "j uTcm iieiming one wiiwsr ib pieasea lurmer to inform tl not a single bet eon be got on Pierce Public. . . X 7. . " uc Sot on t ierce and K! : J Carolina, on the vote of this State." i,(W4 in reply to the said Communication I ber 1 say : o 'save ij 1. That North Carolina trill r. ... i Kns jn November next - nerce j 2. That bets in any number, and ': can be had on Pi-rce and Kincr'; and it arniat, ; that in this secti jo at least, the sudd noo, '. ..I Hnk,m will . ' r -13 of fc.... ; and Graham will not bet on their eeti this State. th Bvoteof a. Tn auuriiin vh.iU.iL.K. ... it j pondent is in earnest, or whether hUi"''8 9"e- ed as an electioneerincr party trick 1 r '"' po8e to bet with him or any one else h y P' what he says, ONE THOUSAVn .b.el'e. oiiv nnf i!a ...l . j PI9 that Pierce and King will, if ,hec ii , LMfiS, ten Electoral votes of this Slate. eiVe 'te The money will be put up in three davs af,. that the above proposition is agreed tn roolic9 P. S. Where is that Whi wh ULK AT of North Carolina ? Don't bu"rn that We know the gentleman who proper the bet. He is good for any proposition he mav J? and will no doubt promptly respond to am who mav wieli tn Kq .1 . b j ...w. w mi IIIOI 'iuand dull 'Ire 1 Wl" vote lor l'iercean.1 f;.. J this State will not vote for Pier mi iy . , - lk"U;. in,r to J?- cV c S Confidlv elainr this State for Scott, and l,n i.. , '"a this State for Scott, and who, it has he ' u , , , ' ' ,l rumor have been read v to f ,,n ,i uac rcuuy 10 oer. on the result n,., i. opportum y ofshowmg their faith hy their J The flowing communication (says the WW ingum Union,) is from a gentleman of the bit character and responsibility. Those fW T e : cent, either or all nf f.; ... . J ' n at th- . 1 1 1Uons leave the:: names at. this nflfW. i - . . New York. Sr.imi.. - of To the Editor of the he Union r ' '""" 4a' 1W2- !S,R: The whis are br12ainrConsiderahv .'To ascertain how far thev hpii.- ' ,d,elJ- GRANITE. The last Nashville (Tennessee) Uniou has the following : j " Why don't some ol these boasting whia3 taken? ; a" or a P"on of the $10,000 now here and waiiini purchasers. It is not want of money, for they lme -- .... Jt ,u, irjr ,UTe it is not religious scruules.' lor th PC iutr0..f luai. that, ted." It is simply a belief ibat Pierce will heeled Yesterday's Pennsylvanian says : "A gentleman in this city has had an offer stand ins several davs io bet $1,000 nn PnncU.,.,;. j ine wn,S3 leIt Uie neId- A letter from Ilarrisburg states that lets upon Pennsylvania and upon the general result, in favor ; of General Pierce, are freely offered by tht de mc- crats and not taken by the whigs. SCOTT AND JOHNSfOX. We ask the serious attention of Southern men to the following, irom the Norfolk Argus: "Gen. Scott rN Abolition Hands. The whig candidate for President has taken Pennsylvania in his course to Kentucky, and has made an official er rand a merely political mission, says the Union. He went into Pennsylvania under very auspicious cir cumstances, and soon fell into the hands of tliearcli enemy to the Compromise measures, the Janwus Win. F. Johnson the same man who was indifferent cj Governor to the murder of a citizen of Maryland, wk came into Pennsylvania U recover his properly, and was assassinated by a band of negroes and abolitionists whom Johnson failed to bring to justice, though called upon to do so by the people of both parlies in Fhiludcl- phia. In charge of this personage he made his poli tical debut in the Keystone State. We ask the at tention of the South, and of the national uen of me North, to this suggestive coincidence pointing, as it does most conclusively, to the fact that the budj guard of General Scott in the North is composed of the abolition Seward organization; and that this tac tion will control his administration if elected." DANLEL WEBSTER'S OPINION. Judge Tarpley, of Mississippi, in a letter pub lished in the Jackson Mississippian, says : "Mr. Webster said to me, "Sir, I have known Mr. Pierce from his boyhood, and he is now my neighbor, and I have no hesitation in sayiiuj that al though we differ upon many Constitutional questions, Qj"yet upon the subject of Slavery he is as sound and rt liable for the South as was Mr. Calhoun himself." J$ The Raleigh Register calls Franklin Tierce a " yankee Freesoiler," and would convict him of be ing an Abolitionist on the testimony of Foss, an Abolitionist and negro-stealer ; but Daniel Webster says he " knows " Gen. Pierce well, for he is neighbor, and that he is as sound and reliable for the South on the subject of Slavery as was Jfr Calhoun himself. Will Daniel Webster's od be doubted ? And if not, is not a man who is 115 sound as Mr. Calhoun, sound enough ? A Western reporter gives the following d'Sff tion of a conflagration : " The devastating unsatisfied with floods of water, belched fjrth u crimson tints, and spread the fiery flag of devasta tion over entire squares, unchecked by the super human exertions of the firemen, who seemed lost spirits in the halls of pandemonium, as t':'" flocked around the terrific spectacle." The foregoing will furnish our readers with but a faint idea of the reports furnished to the Reg1'1 of the speeches of Messrs. Ransom, Miller, ore" head, Kerr, and others. TALL CORN. J. J. Martin, Esq., of Martin's Lime Kiln, writ5 us as follows : j " We have been blessed with abundant crop8 grain. I have just measured a stalk cf corn, grew on my plantation, and 1 find it to be 3even feet nine inches from the root to the lop ,,ie, . " It bad two good ears and twenty blades of tooae- if. -nTrii;- ci tri r Trri.- ru.mfv raised air. tvuius o. ving, uane vuu"v' stalk of corn the present season which measure seventeen feet one inch.