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RALEIGH, WEDNESDAY, DEC
AVa refer our readers to our Legislative columns
for the proceedings of tha body from Friday to
On Monday last Calvin II. Wiley, Esq., one of
the Commoners from Guilford, was elected Superin
tendent of Common Schools.
On the same day Daniel W. Courts, Esq., was
re-elected Treasurer by a handsome majority. Mr.
Courts has made one of the very best Treasurers
the State has ever had ; and his re-election, especi
ally under the circumstances, is a most flattering
testimonial on the part of; the Assembly to his
superior merits as a public officer. The- Whigs
generally voted for 11. G. A. Love, Esq., the Com
moner from Haywood.
The two Houses have rescinded the joint agree
ment to adjour to-day, the 15th, and have agreed to
adjourn on Wednesday next, the 22d. It is pos
sible but not probable that the will be able to get
through by that time. No final action has yet
been had upon the Senatorial or. Congressional Dis
tricts, or upon the apportionment of the Commons ;
and besides there are three Solicitors, a -feupenor
Court Judge, seven Councillors of State, four Trus
tees of the University, and an Attorney General to
elect, to say nothing of the Senator.
No vote has been taken since our last for Sena
tor. The contest will, in all probability, be brought
to a close during the present week.
FREE SUFFRAGE. ;3;r.
The Fayetteville Carolinian thus not'rees the re
jection of the Free Suffage bill:
"This great measure was lost in the Senate on
Friday the 3d instant, lacking one vote of Having the
necessary majority. The -vote stood 33 for and 15
against it. The Constitution requires a vote of two
wurus eacn nouse oi me Vieneral Assembly to ef
fect .any amendment in itself. The Senate is com
posed of 50 members, of which two-thirds amount
todjj. I he tree Suffrage bill then lacked only i
,u,e " genr me constitutional majority re
quisite, Of course the third, of a vote is practically
an ausuruny. it required 34 rotes to carry f ree Suf
frage. " '
e confess that we were exceedingly desirous that
this measure should pass. But it has been defeated,
and what is remarkable, by the. want of a single de
mocratic vote. All the .democratic members of the
Senate voted for it with the exception of Mr. Speak
er Edwards, who fell it his duty to withhold his sup
port. VVe have no denunciation to heap upon him
for this act. He was an independent member of the
Senate, elected upon the ground of opposition to Free
Suffrage, which measure he has consistently oppos
ed from the start. But we do regret that the demo
cratic party ol the Senate should have elevated to the
Speaker's chair one who was a pledged foe to Free
Suffrage. That step was ne doubt intended to con
ciliate'and harmonize any discord which might have
threatened the party, but it was in our judgment one j
of doubtful policy. Those who do not stand ap to
the democratic party ought not to be sustained and
advanced by that party. "
The Tarborough Fress says :
'The Free Suffrage .bill whs lost in the Senate by
the casting vote of the Speaker. A similar bill has
been introduced into the Commons, and we presume
will pass both Houses by three-fifths, and thus bring
the matter before the next Legislature. It roust be
come a law sooner or later. Though baffled oft, it
must succeed. And though law may rise above its
source for a while, it requires something more lhan
the power wielded by mere politicians to keep it
"The North Carolina Democrat, printed at
Yancey ville, says : " The Legislature has made re
peated attempts to elect a United States Senator.
Up to this time the Democrats, who have a ma
jority on joint ballot, and are justly entitled to the
Senator, have failed to unite on any one. The
Hon. James C. Dobbin is tha nominee of the De
mocratic caucus. He is a gentleman every way
ulifiod for the honor, and we think slioukl re-
the support of every member ot his party.
We know, we but; echo the wishes of ever demo
crat in this section, when we demand his election
at the hands of the Democrats of the Legislature."
Correspondence of the Fayetteville Carolinian.
Raleigh, December 9, 1852.
What lias become of the merits and lonjr tried ser
vices of H. W. Miller he who is always, found a
faithful and indefatigable sentinel upon the political
watch-lower? Would not this vote have aided him
in relieving his mind and recuperating his physical
system, so much exerted and so much reduced in the
late campaign ? What was Mr. Rayner doing whilst
Miller and others were traversing the State, exposed
to the scorching sun and inclement weather ; depriv
id of domestic association; and last, but not least,
spending their money in behalf of their cause i Why
he was here in the city of Raleigh giving aid and
comfort to our party the Democrats by hi silence;
protecting his fine personage from sun and weather;
taking ease and pleasure in the enjoyment of his fine
estate. And by the way we have been informed that
Miller has considered all these things, and has raged
furiously at the conduct of his brother whigs; and
has gone so far as to say that if he were a member of
the Legislature he would see Rayner and the whig:
party sunk into perdition before he would vote for
Where is Mr. John Kerr, and why is he
so neglected by the Whigs of the present Legisla
ture 1 How is it that Mr. Rayner, who was silent
while Kerr was canvassing the State last summer,
is now honored by Whig votes for Senator, and
Mr. Kerr forgotten I Mr. Miller is not the only
gentleman who has been neglected and slighted bv
We regret to learn that the building of the
Franklin Institute, at Cedar Rock, Franklin Coun
ty, has been destroyed by fire. The loss is some
fifteen hundred dollars, and no insurance.
We are gratified to learn that this misfortune
has not interrupted the progress of the School.
New buildings are to be erected, and in the mean
time Mr. Richardson will prosecute his labors in
the old Academy building. See his advertisement
hi another column.
THOMAS II. WILLIAMS, ESQ. .
The Goldsborough New Era closes an article in
relation to a Superintendent of Common Schools
with the following well-deserved compliment to
the gentleman whose name heads this article :
" W are acquainted with but one man who wants
it, the office ot superintendent, and with him but
slightly, having seen him but twice in our lite. But
we have seen and read, with pleasure, some articles
from his pen on the subject of Common School edu
cation. These articles are, in themselves, the best
proof that their author has an intimate acquaintance
with the different systems of Common School edu
cation, as practised in Europe and in the Northern
Stctes, and give to us an earnest that he would make
an efficient Superintendent. We allude to Thomas
H. Williams, Esq., of New Hanover, whose articles
appeared over the signature of "Long Creek," first
in the Wilmington Journal, then in this paper, and
more recently in the Standard. We would be glad
to hear that he had received tha appointment."
' . CONGRESS.
In the Senate, on the 7th instant, the Rev. C. M
Butler was elected Chaplain. The question of the
iveniucsy contested .election was further, debated.
but no vote was taken. '
In the House of Representatives a brief but inter
esting aiseussion took place on a proposition oy
sir. crooks to reler so much of the President s Ales
sage as refers to the la riff and revenue from customs
to a select committee, which was finally voted down
by a vote ot seventy-three to ninety-three. In the
course of the debate Mr. Clingman said he was wil
ling to take up the whole subject of the tariff, believ
ing that the duties were too high. There was no ten
son why the Gy vernment should have a revenue of
fifty millions. He would be satisfied to see the rev
enue reduced to thirty millions. He repeated, he was
in favor of reducing the duties ; but when they come
to specify in what man.ier it shall be done, there was
difficulty. The gentleman was in favor of taking off
the five per cent, duty on dyestuffs, and so was he ;
but he (Mr. C.) was forgoing step further. Forty
per cent, is too .much for farmers to pay on manufac
tured articles ; and the duty on raw wool ought to be
reduced ; but he was not willing to reduce on the
manufactured article. He was opposed to the t
oi iB4o. nen it was passed. It was too great
sudden a reduction ; but six years have gone rou
and now it is at a point where it ought to become
more gradual, and should be reduced in such a way as
to impose the least burdens upon the people. His
friend would retain the duty on railroad iron, while
ne oeiieved that the whole country demand a repeal
of the duty. While he was gratified that the propo
sition to reduce came from a gentleman who is iden
tified with the protectionist party, he did not wish to
be understood as agreeing Vvith the remarks uttered
by the gentleman to-day. ;
The House elected the Rev. James Gallagher its
In the Senate, on the 8th, Mr. Chase gave notice
of a biil ceding to Ohio all the unsold lands in that
Mr. Clemens introduced a joint resolution, author
izing the President to confer the rank of Lieutenant
General by brevet for meritorious services.
Mr. Gwin gave notice of a bill granting land for
the construction of a Railraad from the Mississippi to
The Kentucky contested election case was dis
cussed and postponed till Monday. .
The House bill making appropriations for bringing
the vole for President and Vice President to the seat
of government, was taken up and passed.
1 he Senate then adjourned
r , fTor the Standard. .
Edgecombe and iVasA against the World ! '
Mr. Edttor : As the political fever among us has
somewhat subsided, allow me to give your Agricul
tural readers a little " bone to chew " in the way of
A few days since Mr. Freeman, one of the most
successful farmers of Edgecombe, " madea picking "
with Mr. McDaniel, an enterprising farmer of Nash.
A girl was selected from each farm and they met
in a field of Mr. -McDaniel's about sunrise picked
ten hours, deducting half hour for dinner. The cot
ton had been twice picked before, and was consequent
ly not so full as it might have been. Mr. McDan
iel's girl picked 506 lbs., leading Mr. Freeman's 58
lbs., and making an average of more than 50 lbs. an
hour. Mr. McD's girl is between 14 and 15 years of
age, Mr. freeman sib.
The girl of the latter labored under considerable
inconvenience, from t.Ve fact that she nursed a child
only fourteen weeks old, had ridden several miles
through the cold, and was quite cold when she com
menced in the field. '
Most of the farmers from the neighborhood were
present, and judges were appointed by the parties to
over-look the hands and decide the oickinr.
Take it "aLLjn all,' 'fwas a good day's w
cannot very eVJIy be beaten.
The writer is authorized bv Mr. McD. to say that
he will bet from $'500 to $5000 that his girl can beat
any woman in the State picking cotton ; and I can as
sure you, Air. Editor, this is said in no boasting spirit,
for my impression is, from what I could gather that
day, together with my little experience in cotton
picking, that either of them (exceptinn; of course the
other) can pick more cotton in twelve hours than any
other woman in the State.
The preof of the pudding, however, consists in
eating it;" and it yop fanning readers can't see as
we do, let them bring out their pickers. .
In the interim we'll hurrah for Edgecombe and
In Petersburg, Va., on Wednesday 'morning las, by
the Rev. Samuel G. Mason, Dr. William R. Miller, of
Raleigh, North Carolina, to Miss Mary Frances, .eldest
daughter of Col. Richard O. Britton, Jof the former
day's work, and
In Chatham County ,on the loth November, Louisiana,
daughter of .George and Barsheba Luther, after a pro
tracted illness of two years and six months, which she
bore with exemplary Christian fortitude and resignation
She had all that medical skill and the attention of ber
affectionate family and numerous and kind friends could
do to restore her to health : but an -all-wise Creator de
creed it otherwise. She embraced "Religion at an early
age, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and re
mained a consistent member until her death."Tt was
during her long and painful illness that ' her faith and
resignation shone brightest. She praised God . in her
last moments, and met death. with a smile. She has
left an aged fuller and mother, with a number of broth
ers and sisters and friends to mourn for her departure ;
but their mourning is not without hope. May they bow
with humble submission to this dispensation of a merciful
creator, remembering that
" It's God that lifts our comforts high,
It's God that sinks them in the grave ;
He takes, but, blessed be His name,
He takes but what he gave."
LIST op rrTTrns
EMAINING in the Pnt . Ri.:k r
month endlnrr Vnvamk.. rota.
Love, R. G. A.
Lane, Joseph H.
Latham, Dvid C. f
Lassiter, Quincy S. Miss
Lorkch, Win. A.
ft iLooins, A.
Allen, V. A.
Applewrfght, John E:
Allen, Miss Sarah
LodOe RooM, Morganton JV. C, )
November 30th, 1852. j
Whereas, the members of Piedmont Lodge No.
25 I. O. of O. F. have heard with deep regret of the
death of our esteemed brother Alexander Hennessce,
who was removed from earth in the spring time of
life and in a land far distant from the home of his
childhood, relatives and friends ; and, whereas, it
devolves upon us to give some suitable expression to
our sense of the loss which we, together w:jfc his
bereaved family, have sustained, therefore.
Resoived, That while in bowing in humble sub
mission to the decree, which has removed our broth-
In the House, on the same day, the Clerk having I er from among us, we will cherish in our hearts those
read the Journals ot yesterday, embracing the an
pointment of the standinng committees of the House
(the same as last winter.) I That a tablet, recording the death of A. Hennessee
Mr. Houston, of Ala., submitted a bill appropria- j be placed upon the wall of the Lodge Room, contain
ting $20,000 for the payment of messengers, appoint- I ins an inscription commemorative of his virtues and
him which his life and character so richly merited.
A MARE'S NEST.
The National Intelligencer of yesterday rooming
gives a prominent place in its editorial columns to tha
following extract from the Raleigh Register :
' THE ONE-MAN POWER THREATENED. MeSSTS.
Avery, Strange, and other democratic leaders in the
North Carolina House of Commons, during the de
bate, on the land resolutions, announced that Gen.
Pierce would certainly veto a bill to distribute the
proceeds nf the public lands amongst the Stales that
he was expected to do so.' Is the legislation of
Congress to be thus forestalled 1 Were the people
of the State told of this by these leaders in the late
campaign 1 Were they apprized of this pledge of
General Pierce to shut the door against us when ap
plying for our just rights ? What do those who vo
ted for the land resolutions think of this pledge to
lend a deaf ear to their just demands on the govern
ment? When, since the days of the Stuarts, would
the king of England have made such an announce
ment to the Parliament? . Let not the friends of dis
tribution be intimidated by such threats. If he does
veto such a bill, locofocoism will have its death blow
in this State."
We answer one question by asking another. Is
it possible that the Raleigh Register a d the National
Intelligencer were ignorant of the fact that the Bal
timore platform recognised this very principle, and
that General Pierce had sanctioned this platform ?
The following is the tenth clause of the Baltimore
" 10th, Resolved, That the proceeds of the public
lands ought to be sacredly applied to the national ob-
I jects opecihed in the constitution, and that we are
opposad to any law for the distribution ot such pro
ceeds among the States, as alike inexpedient in poli
cy and repugnent to the constitution."
And can these whig papers now pretend that the
good people of North Carolina were kept in igno
rance of Gen. Pierce's views ?
United States Senator. No election of a Sen
ator has yet been effected by our Legislature. The
last vote of which we have received any account is that
of Monday last, when Hon. K. Rayner, the caucus
nominee of the Whig parly, received 79 votes, Mr.
Dobbin 73, scattering 8. 81 being necessary to a
choice there was no election. Now Mr. Rayner,
though a whig, is understood to have played a very
lukewarm part in the late Presidential election, and
it is not clearly settled that he even voted the whig
ticket. Yet the whigs of the Legislature unite on
him to a man. What a lesson does their course teach
those democP who are distracting their party by
their perverse and obstinate opposition to a democrat
without reproach, upon whom the wishes of the par
ty throughout the Slate are concentrated !
of the grief of his bereaved brethren.
That the members of this Lodge wear the usual
badge of mourning for thirty days.
That the Secretary be instructed to send a copy of
these resolutions to the family of the deceased, also,
the papers of the Slate with the request to publish.
E. J. ER WIN, N. G.
N. H. Katler, S.
g A subscriber writes to us from Alamance
County as follows: " I have seen some boasting
about large com in the lower Counties, and I think
I can boast a little too. I raised the present sea
son two potatoes, in the
weighed nine pounds and the other three pounds
six ounces. - Also, a beet that weighed eight pounds
an on Democratic soil.
California has voted for I'ierco and Kin" by
about fifteen thousand majority. About forty thou
sand votes were polled.
The City of Sacramento, with the exception of
a few houses, has been reduced to ashes. Destruc
tive fires had also occured at San Francisco and
Business was active, and good order prevailed.
A "Washington Correspondent of the Balti
more Sun says : "We are pained to know that
Grecnough, the American sculptor, has gone crazy.
His friends at Newport as we learn by letter here
yesterday have taken him to the Insane Asylum.
Biirreu to see genius iiKe
icciiuuini s rnnnin
Z to worse than nothingness. "
nomination r.r tt, t?i .i r? .
l ertS was on Thursday last unani
mously connrmed by the Senate.
l,f?TThe !r0n n tbe WcTdo and Gaston Rail
. ,s uow being laid
it IS thoiKffif tl,i ..,
t3S- We hav
on both ends of the Road.
be running o
rci next, at farthest-
on ..- ...! 11 l
Road bv thA i , 7 m oe runninS over the
iau Ol Jla
ve no riesitot; : .
piuion,Iono entertain 7 7 "prcss.ng me
W qualified ; thereOIle mUCh
Judge of the Supreme Court. On Friday the
3d inst., an election was held by the two Houses of.
the General Assembly for Judgeof the Supreme Court.
It resulted in the choice of flsn. William If. Battle,
then a Judge of the Superior Courts. No Democrat
was put in nomination. When it is recollected that
the Democratic party is in the majority, we trust that
our whig friends will duly appreciate the magnani
mity which prompted this course of action. Judge
Battle is a gentleman of exalted private character,
and great judicial ability. His election we believe
will be acceptable to all parlies throughout the State.
ed to proceed to Washington, with the electoral re
turns of President and Vice President.
The death of Mr. Fowler, of Massachusetts, was
then announced, and after passing suitable Resolu-
I tions the House adjournal.
On Thursday the 9th, the Senate, after unimportant
business and. a short executive session, adjourned to
In the House, Mr. Duncan announced the death of
Mr. Thompson of Massachusetts. The usual reso
lulioiM.were then adopted, and the House adjourned.
The Senate did not sit on Friday.
On the same day the House was in Committee of
the Whole, (considering the usual resolutions for the
division of the President's annual message among
the various standing committees,) and the surplus in
the treasury became the theme of a debate on the , order of which he was a valued member, as well as
revenue system of the government, in the course of of society of which he was a brilliant ornament, and
which Messrs. Brooks, Woodward, Bayly, Cleve-,: the county of which he was a useful citizen, do
land, and Duncan delivered speeches ; after which ! therefore,
the committee rose, and the House adjourned until j Jlesolve, That a tablet recording the death of broth
Monday. , er T. L. Avery be placed upon the wall of the Lodge
! room, containing an inscription commemorative of
his virtues and of the grief of his bereaved brothers.
That the members of this Lodge wear the usual
' badge of mourning for thirty days.
That the Secretary deliver to the relatives of the
' deceased a copy of this preamble and resolutions, and
papers of the State. E. J. ERVVIN, N. G.
N. II. Katlcr, S.
Lodoe Room, Morganlon, N. C.
November 30th, 185-2.
The members of Piedmont Lodge, No. 25 I. O. of
O. F. recognising in the dispensation which has
severed their earthly connection with Thomas Lenoir
Avert, their late dearly beloved brother, the hand of
the Supreme Ruler of all things, and believing that it
is proper that they should signalize their deep affec
tion in view of the loss sustained in his death by the
&3Q0 REWARD. -A
By His Jbxcellency, David S. ILeid, Governor of
the State f JVorth Carolina.
W HEREAS, it has been represented lo me that
T T one Wilson England, late of the countv of Ca
tawba, stands charged with the muider of one Nathaniel
Wilson in the said county, and (hat the said. England has
fled from justice, and probably escaped beyond the lim
ns oi me stare. .
Now, therefore, to the end that the said England may
be arrested and brought to trial for said offence, I do
hereby issue this my Proclamation, offering a reward of
three hundred dollars for his apprehension and delivery
to the Sheriff of Cataw ba County.
Wilson England is described to be about 20 years of
age. nve leer nine or ten inches in height, hairand com
plexion rather light lean, thin visaged and spare made,
eyes and mouth somewhat distorted, slight stammering
in his speech, fond of disputation, and has been engaged
in teaching English Grammar and Elocution.
s Given under my hand and attested with
I SEAL. 1'he Gi eatS eal of the State of North Caro-
1 lina, at the City of Raleigh, this 9th day of
December, A. D., 1852.
DAVID S. RE ID.
By the Governor,
Wm. H. Jones, Private Secretary.
Raleigh, Dec. 9, I85S. 9 4w.
The VVestern Democrat and Lincblnton Republican
will inseit four times.
The Baltimore Argus of Saturday last, relates the
Answering an Inquiry. At the close of the per
formance at the Holiday-street theatre on Thanksgiv
ing night, a fashionable dressed stranger fum the
South, lit his cigar and walked slowly along North
Holliday-street towards his hotel in Old Town.
Whilst passing Hillen-streel bridge, he was encoun
tered by a ruffian of the O'Bludgeon order, who en
quire! the time of night.
" It just struck eleven," said the stranger blandly,
without any signs of alarm.
" Eleven did you say ? " was the gruff response.
" As 1 don't believe its so late, I'd like to see for
myself; so pull your watch out quick. It looks as
if it might be a good one from the big bunch of seals
you've hanging to it."
" Yes, its a patent lever, extra jewelled," said the
Southerner, pulling it and a long eight barrelled re
volver forth at the same time. Resting the time
piece, still retained by the guard, on the barrels of
the deadly weapon h$ extended it towards Mr. O'
Bludgeon, with a request to satisfy himself respect
ing the precise hour.
The ruffian appeared to be utterly bewildered at
this prompt movement. A few inches from his nose
was the glittering golden lever ; but it rested on eight
dark barrels, from which a slight click of the trigg?r j
would send as many leaden messengers for his life's
blood. For a moment only did he remain in such a I
dangerous locality, and with a quivering remark that
$200 REWARD. .
By His Excellency, David S. Reid, Governor of
the State of JVorth Carolina :
T HEREAS, it has been represented to me that
V George Foster.late of the county of Mecklenbur,
stands charged with the murder of one Charles Foster,
in said County, and that the said George Foster has fled
from justice and probably escaped beyond the limits of
i the State.
j Now, therefore, to the end that the said Foster may
be arrested and brought to trial for said effence. I do
(hereby issue this my Proclamation offering a rew ar 1 ol
j two hundred dollars for his apprehension and delivery
.i oi : cY ii ..I i ...
to uie oiieriu ui .neuKieiiuur ijuziinjr.
George Foster is described to be about 28 years of
ase, is fire feet five or six inches high, of dark copper
cr-lor, is a free man, and when spoken to appears cheerful
and is apt to smile, weighs 130 or 140 pounds, rather
slender, and known in some places as George Hap
Given under my hand and attested with
SEAI. 1 the Great Seal ol the State ot North Caro-
lina, at the City of Raleigh, this the 1'th
day of December, A. D. 1SB2.
By the Governor, DAVID S. REID.
W. H. Jones, Private Secretary.
Raleiuh, December 9lh, 1852. 9 4w.
The Western Democrat and Lincolnton Republican
win insert tour limes.
Arrival of the Niagara Later from Europe.
Halifax, December 10. The Niagara has arrived.
Cotton has declined Jd. All descriptions o( bread
stuffs have an upward tendency. Provisions un
changed. In England, Parliament has confirmed the free
In France every thing was quiet, and the establish
ment of the empire was progressing.
Late and Important from Mexico TeJtnunltpec Con
tract Progress of the Hevoliilion The American
Minister and Gardiner Commission, cj'c.
New Orleans, Dec. 9. The New Orleans Delta
of this morning publishes dates from the city o f Mex
ico to the 20tli ult., ten days later than before re
ceived. The committee on the Tehanntepec proposition
have reported a bill lo Congress granting the contract
to Senor Beiange.
The defeat of Gen. Blanco, by the French Count
Raousset Boulbon is confirmed. I he latter has pro
he dashed up Hillen-st
and was soon lost in the
" it was any hour the gentleman was pleased to say," ; cajme4 Senora indepepdent and annexed to France.
The revolution is progressing every wtiere, out no
battle has yet been fought between General Uraga
and General Veldez, the leader of the Federal troops.
The latter is in his fortified camp, and has been sum
moned to surrender by General Uraga. His situation
is very critical, and there is but little possibility of
his receiving assistance from the capital. Gen. Ura
ga, whose forces now number nearly 4,000 men, had
been received with the greatest enthusiasm by the
people of Guadalaxara.
General Mesia and Uboledo, at the head of 11,000
men, have pronounced in favor of the plan of Guada
laxara, looking to the recall of Santa Anna, and the
Slates ot Tainaulipas and Gunanaxuato had also de
clared for the revolution.
Judge Conkling arrived at the city of Mexico on
November 14th, but had not yet presented his credentials.
How to Keep Poor. Buy two glasses of ale
every day, at five cents each, amounting in one year
to S3C ; smoke three cigars, one after each meal,
counting up in the course of the year to $54 75 ; keep
a big dog, which will consume at least $15 worth of
provisions, and a cat $5 more. Altogether this
amounts to the snug little sum ot $110 75 sufficient
to buy six barrels of flour, one barrel of sugar, one
sack of coffee, a good coat, a respectable dress, be- What the deuce did our forefathers do to kill time
sides a frock for the little baby, and a half dozen pair and enjoy themselves? Without coffee how did
r i . .r i e . - . .
Magnetism. The following is clipped from the
New York Tribune of the 23d instant. We have
heard of experiments with similar results in this city.
If the thing is done at all, it must be by some natural
' Singular results are obtained in this city from a
very simple application of the nervous fluid, animal
magnetism, or whatever be the agency, to brute mat
ter. Let a party of six or eight person sit around a
common pine table for twenty minutes to half an hour
with the palms of their hands held flat on the top of
the table it is not necessary that their minds should
pay any attention to the process, or the ordinary con
versation be suspended but presently the table be
comes so charged with the mysterious fluid that it
begins to move. Then rise from it, push away your
ehairs, still holding your hands near, though it is not
necessary to touch it, and it will turn around from
end to end, and even proceed rapidly about the room,
without any visible agent, on which excursions the
persons must bear it company, or the current is bro
ken, and the movement stops. This simple experi
ment may easily be tried. It requires no faith and
no outlay of physical or moral strength, and the re
sult, with a table that is not too heavy, is pretty sure
to follow, t least we have known of several instan
ces in which h has been most astonish!y produced.
The fact, when scientifically established, must throw
light on the obscurities of mesmerism, spiritual
manifestations, and all that unexplored class of phe
of shoes more or less. Just think" of it.
Resisting the Fugitive Law. A bill has passed
through committee of iRe whole of the Ohio house
of delegates, to protect the rights of persons claimed
as fugitive slaves. Its provisions are somewhat sim
ilar to the famous Vermont law. Prosecuting attor
n3 s are to apply for writs of habeas corpus where
persons are arrested, and if either parly ask, a jury
trial shall be allowed, &c. From the manifeslalions,
it is doubtful whether such a bill can finally pass.
Plank Road. We refer our readers to the adver
tisement in this paper of a dividend of 6 per cent de
clared by the Fayetteville and Northern Plank Road
Company. This Company have 8 miles together
with Clarenden Bridge .(which they purchased in
March last) under toll. The dividend is declared
from the receipts from the bridge since April 1, and
from the Road since Sept. 11. Fay. Caro.
they manage breakfast1 Without tobacco, how did
they smoke Without stoves, how did they keep
warm t Without good roads, how did they keep up
sociality 1 Without potatoes, how did they get up
a stew? and without soda water, how did they con
trive to work off " last night's drunk V What did
they do on rainy day for newspapers? and during
the long winter months for penny magazines ?
Who'll ar.swer, and pay the postage? If anybody,
let him forward byreturn mail.
Monument to the Milford Bard. The." Dela
ware Republican states that the friends of the late
j Dr. John Lofibnd, known as the " Milford Bard,"
! are about taking measures to have a monument erec
1 ted over his remains, whieh were interred at his re
quest in St. Andrew's churchyard, in Wilmington,
beside bis sister, Rev. Mrs. Corry Chambers. .
At the recent election. Gen. Pierce carried the State
in which he resides, the State in which King resides,
the State in which Scott resides, the State in wfiicn
Graham resides, the State in which Hale .resides,
and the Slate in which Julian resides. Pretty good
,for an " unknown blue nosed Yankee."
A Substitute tor Guano.. A Germari chemist
named Breisach, claims to have invented a kind of
artificial guano, which can be had at less cost, and is
eqoal in quality to the natural. The government of
Bavaria have determined to give Mr. Von Breisach
every assistance in their power. The " Scientific
'American has been assured-by the brother of Mr.
.Breisach that it is a most valuable diseqvery, and
that there is a prospect of its being introduced soon
jiito our eovntry.
New York, December 10.
Flour is steady sales of2,500 bbls. at 5 06 a
$5 12 fer State, and $5 44 a $5 55 for southern
brands. Wheat firm sales of 10,000 bushels at 116
cents for Canadian white ; Genessee, 125a 12S cents;
southern red, 108 a 110 cents. Corn steady sales
of 12,000 bushels mixed at 74 a 75 cents. Oats, 50
a 53 cents. Rve, 73 cents. Provisions firm sales
of 200 bbls. mess pork, atS183l; prime, $15 50.
Bacon steady. Lard 12i a 13 cents. Cotton quiet
and unsettled dealers waiting further news from
Europe, now due. Whiskoy, 25 a 25J cents.
Vjt New, Orleans, Dec. i.
Sales of 8,000 bales of cotton to-day. Prices irreg
ular, and i cent lower since Saturday. Low mid
dling, 8 cents; strict middling. Si cents. Freights to
Liverpool are held at Id. Dealers are" anxiously
awaiting the Niagara. .
Dec. 8. Sales to-day 6,500 bales. Prices easy
low middling, 8 cents; strict middling, 8i cents."
Flour has declined. .
Wilmington, December 11, 1852.
Naval Stores We note sales yesterday of some
1200 bis. Turpentine at $3 05 to $3 10 for soft and I
524 to$I 55 for hard, per 280 lbs. being a decline on
last quotations of 15 a 20 cts. on the soft, and 7i a 10
cts. on the hard article ; market closing yesterday eve
ninr athitrhest quotati ons, with but little demand. W e
hear of no transactions this morning, and the article
seems dull at quotation. In Spirits Turpentine we hear
of no transactions, and the market is dull at lasiquota
tions.' Horders generally are asking 47 and 48 cents
per gallon, but there appears to be no buyers at eith
er price.' Sale yesterday of 90 barrels Tar at $3 per
TiMEBR Sales yesterday of 10 a 12 rafts Timber
at $5 50, $6 50, $7. $8 and $10 per M. Jour.
Serenade at' Washington. Hon. Wm. R. King,
the Vice-President elect, and Senators Gwin, Rusk,
Cass, Weller, and Douglas, and Hon. Mr. Wilcox,
of Mississippi, were on Monday night welcomed to
the capital by the Democrats of Washington city,
and greeted with delightful music by -the Marine
Band. Mr. King's delicate state of health prevented
his addressing the multitude, but spirited responses
were wde by the other gentlemen.
uabie Real Estate for Sale.
Dwelling House & Livery Stable.
THE undersigned having determined to change
his business, oilers for sale the entire Lot adjoin
ing on the sou'h side of Princess street, between
Second and Third streets, on which is situated the
Dwelling House and Livery Stables, now occupied by
Tlae Dwelliiig Siosise,
situated in the central portion of the town, on llic corner
of two streets, is well airanged and sufficiently commodi
ous for most families, having all necessary out buildings
attached to ic.
The Livery Stables
are very extensive, and as well planned and arranged,
and as conveniently located as any similar establishment
in the Southern country. The main building fronting
on Second street, with its entire length on Princess
street, is 100 feet long by 5G feet broad, has a basement,
principal floor and loft, each of as great rapacity as the
size of the buili'ing will permit, is built in the best man
ner of stone and brick, and being covered with tin is as
nearly fire proof as a building used for stables can well
be made. An abundant supply of the purest spring wa
ter is had within ten feet of the building, and the estab
lishment is now enjoying very extended patronage.
The lot will be divided if desired, and the Eastern end
on which ihc Livery Stables stand, sold separate from
the Western end on which, the Dwelling IJou.se is situa
ted. The terms will be accommodating, and any informa
tion in reference to the premises will be given by the
undersigned, or in his absence by N. N. Nixon, E-'q.,
The above pronertv unless previously disposed of at
private sale, will be sold by public Auction,- on the first
day of January next. H. R. NIXON.
Wilmington, Dec. 11th, 1R52. 9 3w.
FEMALE CLASSICAL INSTITUTE.
II A t, E IT II , N . C .
THE first session for 1S53 will begin on the first
Mondny in January and continue for five months.
The patronage extended to tbe Institute has induced
tho principal to adopt measures for its enlargement and
permanent establishment on the basis of a thorough and
extensive course of Female education.
The several departments are already filled by highly
competent iustructors. . ,
As the number boarding in the Institute is limited,
early application may be necessary to ensure admittance.
Tbe payment of one hundred dollars, in advance, will
secure, to a young lady all the advantages of hoard, and
of instruction in any portion of the toMowing branches,
which can be successfully prosecuted at the same time.
The payment of sixty-five dollars will secure instruc
tion in the ordinary English branches, with board, wash
ing, fuel and lights.
Tuition fees will he expected in advance, and all bills
for board and books at the close of tbe session.
Tuition in Classical course, $20
" Preparatory course, 15
Anciont and Modern Languages, each, 10
Painting and Drawing, " 10
Painting in Oil colours, 15
Ornamental Needle Work, 5
Music on Piano or Guitar, . 20
These prices will be charged when taken separately,
unless the number of studies amount to more than fifty
BENNET T. BLAKE, Principal.
Raleigh, December 10, 1852. 9.'
Uondy, Mrs. Elizabeth
Busby, Chas. R.
Beasly, Mrs. Purser, :
Buffalo, B. H.
BaJlurd, John W.
Blanchard, Miss Rebecca
Breedlove, Miss Betsy
Barfield, W. B.
Brown, Owen A.
Body, Miss Catherine
Carpenter, Miss Sarah
Cosby, Vincent T.
Collins, Hugh VV.
Caudle, Miss Kinily 2
Cuitis, Geo. V.
Conrad, E. R.
Cook, Jas. G."
Crockett, George V.
Cordle, Mrs. Charlotte
Clifton, Mrs. Sarah
Dix, Miss D. L.
Driver, Miss Mattha
Earp, Mrs. M. g.
Earp, Mrs. Elizabeth
Ellington, L. F.
Edwards, Capt. Chas.
Fleming, Mrs. Jane C. 5
Foster, James F.
freeman, Miss Ada
Fowler, Mrs. Martha
Garrett, C. L.
Gwin, Wm. H.
Hinton, F. G.
Howard, J. W.
Husk, Branch T.
Hinton, Mrs. Mary 0.
Horton, Lacy I. .
Holland, Thomas -(larriss,
Horton, W. K.
House, Tho. W.
Hooper, W,n. G.
Hunter, Jacob S
Home, Capt. James W.
Hoyt, Wm. R.
Hinton,' G. J,
Land, Win. II.
Luster. Elizabeth Mrs,
Lynn, John M.
Lnshly, Amy Mrs.
McCullers, Mary Mis
Mrtchel, Caroline Miss
Mitchel.'Sallie H. Mite
Mitchel, Martha Miss
Medlin, Mary Miss
Moore, A. F. jr.
McCullers, John S.
Mabry, Mary T. Mis
Mitchel, Mary Mrs.
Nowell, K. A.
Pope, Wm. H. v
Perry, Litha Mrs.
Pool, Rebecca Mrs.
Parker, Win. C.
Powell, Ann Mrs. '
Powers,. Elizabeth Mis
Philip, John heirs of
Roberts, Edmond M. .
Royaler, Daniel L. ?'
Ray, James i
Reece, Sarah Miss
Ray, Elizabeth Mist
Reid, Margaret Miss
Rogers, Rebecca Miss
Rodes, Jer'iah heirs of f
Spain, Wm. G.
Smith & Jones,
Strahorne, Sarah Miss i
Strickland, W. D.
Shedrick, Jane Miss
Steele, Sallie J. Mrt.
Stedn.an, Francis A.
Smith, Caswell A.
Turner, C. H.
Terrell, Solomon S
Thompson, A. B.
Williams, Benjamin S
W hi taker. Win.
Williams, Ransom S
Weems, Mary A. Mrs.
Hopson, Benjamin heirs of!lj!''lm8 Wor2an .
. filial, is, i' diiiij m imm
Johnson, J. L. & J. S
Johnson, Osborn '
Johnson, John R. .
Jesper, Mollj Miss '
Jrrrett, Julia A. Miss
Jackson, Jane Mrs.
Williams, D. B.
Williams, Wm. M.
Wyche, Rob'l H.
Wray, Thomas fl. .
Weems, Mary A. Mrs.
Persons calling for any of the above Letters will
please sa they are advertised.
WM. WHITE. P. M.
. November 30, 1852. 949 w3w.
frankm: est sttitute,
CEDAR ROCK, I" HAN KLIN COUNTY, K C.
D. S. BICHAKDSdtf, A. M., Principal. '
Wr.-C. DO WD, of Wake, N. C, Assistant.
Castalia Female Institute,
Castalia, Nash, N. C.
Mrs. M. C. Richardson, 1'rinctpal.
Miss 51. E. Stone, Assistant Pi-inctptil.
f EHHE Exercises of these Institutions will be resumed
J3- on the first Monday m January. A prompt atten
dance is solicited. For particulars apply for a Circular
to the Principals or'to
JOHIS A. HAKKISUjN,
Secretary of the Board,
December 7th, 1853. 950 6w.
IW The Krgiflter, Biblical Recorder, Tarborough
Southerner, Goldsborough Republican and Patriot and
Warrenton News give 6 insertions and send bill to sec
Prof. Pennington will commence a second
series of Public Lectures and illustrations in Mental
Alchemy on Wednesday evening, at the Odd Fellows
New Hall, in the" Smith Building.
Raleigi, December 13th, 1862. 7 It.
IAIV ItlVJOR IHTSX1XIJTE.
THE Spring session of this school will commence on
MONDAY the 10th of January.
IS' Board and Tuition as heretofore.
Yancey ville, Dec. Sth, 1852. 9 3U
T. 31. ARRlXGTOIf,
. ATTORNEY AT L A W ,
Tarborotjoh, N. C.
December 10th, 1 852. 7 Stpd.
Gre e nsborougll:t
3IUTUAL ireStURASCE -COITIPANY.
PRMIE cost of Insurance on the mutual plan is but a
-H- small sum, compared with a joint stock Company.
This Companv being located in the WVstern part of
the S'tate, consequently much the larger portion of the
risks are in the vVest. verv manv of which are in the
country. The Company is entirely free from debt ; have
madrno assessments, and have a very Inrge amount in
cash and good bonds, nnd is therefore confidently re
commended to the public.
At the last Annual Meeting the following Officer wpre
elected for the ensuing year : James Sloan, Presidont ;
R. G. Coffin, Vice President I C. P. Mendenball, At
torney ; Peter A-dams, Secretary and Treasurer; W. H.
Cunningham, General Agent.
PETER ADAMS, Sec'y.
December 10th, 1652. , 7 ly.
BanK of tlio State of North Carolina.
4 DJVIDEND of five per cent, has this day besn
declared on the capital Stock ol this Bank for the
last six months payable at the principal Bank on the
first Monday n January next, and at the Branches
fifteen days thereafter.
s . C. DEWEY.
Raleigh,' Dec. 10, 1852.
;., HENRY KEEM'S
North of Yarbrough's and opposite Lawrence s Hotel
RALEIGH, N. C.
JUST RECEIVED and for sale at tha lowest cash
prices, the following articles, to-wit i
r i r I.. 1 t
Barrels of Mackerel,
Clarified do. . -- -.,
Crushed' do. "'.If.,
800 lbs. Goshen Butter,
800 " Cheese,
Rio, Laguira, and Java Coffee,
Sperm, Adamantine and Tallow Candles,
50O0 Black Principe Ccgars, Regalia, Havana,
&c. &c. &c. &c.
-January 5, 1852. 18 tf.
-t Just Received.
1 C BBLS. Mercer Potatoes.
1 fj 300 lbs. Cod Fish, Salmon, Mackerel, Herrings.
5 doz. Beef Tongues.
50 Boxes Sperm, Adamantine nd Tallow Caadles.
10 bbls. Family Flour, at ,.,
December 9, 1852. 7