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DAVID PULTOU, Ed iTon.
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GOD, OUR COUNTRY, AND LIBERTY.
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VOL. 3 NO. 51.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1847.
OUR CIRCULATION.
tO-Ws mean to keep the following paragraph stan
ding for the benefit of all whom it may concern:
ADVERTISING. We would commend the following
f;.cu to the attention of the advertising community
The "Wilmington Journal- circulates upwards of 1
hundred cop.es weekly. Its circulation in the town
of Wilmington is as large as that of any other paper pub
lished in the place. We would further state that its
circulation in the counties which trade to this place is
three times as large as that of any other pnp publish
ed in North Carolina, and that its Nat is d tily increasing
We Bay, therefore, without the fear of contradi-tioii,
that it is the best vehicle for advertising which the peo
ple of Wilmington can select. One other observation
We think, that although a large majority of the reader
of the "Journal" are Democrats, still they occasionally
do little trading, as well as the readers of the whig pa
pcrs. We have wrilt-n the uhovemevly fr the lnfor
matien of those who are most deeply interested busi
ness men of all professions and all political weds
WHO WANT CUSTOMERS.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.
Post Office, Wilmington.
NoutiibrkMail., by Rail Road, due daily at 2 P.
tr,d close at lOcvcry night.
Southern Mail, by .:,teainer from Charb-ston, is due
daily at 8 A. M., and closes at 1 1 A M. every day.
Favetteville Mail, by Rail Road, Ijfdue on Mondays
Wednesdays and Fridays, at 3 P. M., and closes on same
days at 10 at night
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Westbrooks, and Robesons, is due on Tuesdays Thurs
days and Saturdays, at 9 A. M., and closes en same days
at 10 P. M.
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River Chapel, xnd Harwell's Stoke Mail, is due every
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HATS AMD CAPS,
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(ilLLIWPE & KOBESOIf
t'oittitiuc the AGENCY business, and will make
liberal advances on consignments of
Lumber, Xaval Stores, &-c. &.c.
Wilmington, August 1st, 1815.
)L A l.l.K IN
CABINET JFUJRJVMTURJE,
BEDSTEADS, CHAIRS, BATRESSES, &c,
ROCK SPRING,
3li!minjioi3, .V. C.
J jly 1G. 1917 41 12m
We take from the Knickerbocker for May, a
poem by J. A. Swan, which seems to us to pos
sess much sweetness and p ithos.
She lay as in dreamy rest,
Her hands meek-folded on her breast :
Her lips which knew no word of guiic,
Half parted with a beaming smile ;
I could not make her dead.
A pale rose gemmed her raven hair,
As if it loved to blossom there ;
Those silken locks, that without cheek
Twined with the lillies of hor neck ;
I could not think her dead.
The birds sang sweetly in their play,
Beneath the casement where she lay ;
And then I knew she only dreamed,
For everything so life-like, seemed,
I could not make her dead.
The sun sank golden in the west,
And left his last beam on her breast ;
And sweetly there it quivering lay.
And shook her vest like the heart's quick play ;
I saw she was not dead.
He tried to light me with his speech,
His solemn words, that cunning leech ;
That the tide of life ha I ceased to How ;
In vain, I knew it was not so ;
I ktuw she was not dead.
liikc two twin flowers upon one stem
We grew, and loved, and bloomed like them;
'Twas not in Nature, then, that one
Should fade, the other still live on ;
How could my love he dead 1
They told me of a cold dark grave.
And sighing leaves that o'er it wave ;
Of the mottled worm weald De the yuest
Of her I loved the dearest, best ;
I dared not think her dead.
fiut when I pressed her sweet lips twain,
And felt no kias prcmed back again ;
And in her eye no tears could see,
When mine were flowing mournfully,
I knew her spirit fled.
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DELIVERED BEFORE
IH1GT0N TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
OF
RICH JL AX IMS, OffSLOW COiSTT, 31. C,
i7.?'i2j 23ii?;
BY WILLI A I HILL, ESQ.
Published by request of tlic Committee of Airaugemcnts.
plaudits and enconvums of his countrvmen. or a crave like thai 1 in ih nalmr enff;,, . nnm;nnB n
01 Kinggold and his brave companions watered by a nation's the blessings of a free government, we are guarded against two
Cut the heart turns instinctively from sanguinary scenes j serious evils, Pride and Inactivity. That overweening pride and
tears.
c ., . . . . ?
irom me victories ol Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, and of
Monterey, to the immortal toast drank by Marshall Bugeaed,
Fellow-Citizens of Onslow County :
By the blessing of God we have again assembled upon
the anniversary of our country's Independence ! Every sex,
age. rank and condition have congregated this day to offer, upon
the altar of their common country, incense of praise and thanks
giving : praise to those heroes who, seventy years ago, perilled
their lives and fortunes in the unequal contest for the liberties
which we now enjoy: thauks giving to that benificent Being,
who, while he has seen fit to shower upon some portions ol
the globe the blessings of liberty, law, and fruitful rtees, and up
on others the" curses of anarchy, barrenness, and migrule, has yet
enabled us to stand proudly erect and exclaim, America is free !
America is happy ! America is my own, my native land !
Yes, feilow-cit'rzens, we have much upon which we may con
gratulate ourselves. The freedom ajid privileges which Ameri
cans enjoy are well calculated to excite within them feelings of
gratitude both to God and man. We have a country vast in extent,
embracing every variety of soil, and the most salubrious clime,
like that given by God to the Israelites "a land ol brooks of
water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
a land wherein thou shah eat bread without scarceness! Thou
shah not lack any thing in it ; a land whose stones are iron, and out
of whose hills thou mayest dig brass." The makers of our Con
stitution have reconciled, as far as possible, libertas el imperium,
two adjuncts which Nerva was deified for uniting. On the scroll
of the past the grand results of human action and of human na
ture, under a thousand different shades and varieties of combina
tion and circumstances the multiform effects of multiform caus
es are mapped out for our instruction and guidance. Science,
conjointly with nature, has disclosed secrets of the natural work!,
adding no less to our comforts than exciting our wonder and ad
miration. Steam has linked together the uttermost parts of the
world, and the lightning is not only robbed of its terrors, but is
made the speedy and unerring messenger of man's thoughts.
Nor has the march of mind been less rapid than that of physi
cal improvement. In the words ol Lord Brougham, " The
schoolmaster is abroad !" The people, not a privileged few, but
the people, are becoming alive to the fact, that education is to
inspire thelove of truth as the su pre meat good, and to clarify the
vision of the intellect to discern it. The colleges, schools and
seminaries which dot thesurface of ourcountry the appropria
tions now made, liberally by some, but uith suicidal closeness
by other of the States, for educational purposes the churches
that lift their spires from out the bosm of every village and
hamlet, are evidences of the general consciousness that the
external restraints which hitherto have cramped alike the good
and bad of man's nature have been removed, and that honor,
happiness and country now depend on the proper culture and
training of the moral sentiments and propensities. This is in
itself a giaiu stride in the progress of civilization, and under its
impulsive force we have already become the best educated peo
ple in the world.
confidence in ourselves which persuades us that we are placed
(in tllP Oldflv hpiirhts if frppfinm hoi.'rnfl tho cl.ifto tf Vita nr
nimsell the mirror of soldiers" To the pacific union of the ! the tyranny of Time; that makes us regardless of the shadows of
great human family ! To the association of individuals, nations events that move around us, and disposes us to apathy, enerva
and races ! To the annihilation of war ! To the transformation ted by the agreeableness, and confident in the security of our
of destructive armies into corps of industrious laborers, who will j condition.
consecrate their lives to the embellishment and cultivation of the! When, too, we reflect on the rise and fall of dynasties and
world." The gallant. Taylor himself, as imagination pictures i States, of sects and religions; on the revolutions "and counter
him at Buena Vista, seated on his charger, viewing with critical J revolutions, which, in the history of the past, so rapidly succeed
eye and skill the strong and weak points of his defence; his j each other, each one exploding some error, and contributing some
breast alternately filled with fear and hope, as the Arkansas regi-j truth to men's experience, our confidence is increased and fears
ment now .fly; or the gallant Kentuckians are seen rising the ac- expelled. Incapable of grasping the w hole future destiny of
chvity and rushing to the -escue now elate with joy and tri-1 man, we descend into our own mind, and picture there 'the
umph as the " little more grape " of the North Carolinian Bragg j highest point of perfection to which man to which society may
turns the tide of battle, and thus crowns his brows with undying j attain, that we can conceive that we can hope ; and then, con
honors fades from the memory as a scene more nearly allied j trasting this picture w ith the present stale of society, we feel
to the afTections arises before the mental vision. The grey assured that society and civilization are still in their childhood;
headed Senator from Delaware, embodying in himself the ge- j that however great the distance they have advanced, that which
nius and moral energy of. the age, in the heat and fire of the I they have before them is incomparably is infinitely greater, and
Oregon controversy, putting into the mouth of the American ! it is to America, freed Irom sectional animosities, with her
people tiiose memorable words of Henry v.,
" Take heed how you impawn our person,
How you awake the sleeping sword of war,
We charge you in the name of God, take heed."
A philanthropic man cannot regard with any affection a caste,
whose profession it is to make widows, not wives, and must,
with the good King of France, " rejoice in all efforts to preserve
peace," and to hinder among the people the diffusion of a war
like spirit.
Men are not now so ready as when the musing Hamlet saw
the sentiment,
" To expose what is mortal :mu unsure
To al! that fortune death a;id danger dare,
Even fur an egg shell."
But they have the same passions and propensities which, en
couraged or checked, unrestrained or curbed, constitute the hap
piness or misery of a State. There is nothing which so con
firms a good or evil disposition, as indulgence. A nation's lust
Herculean efforts to educate the masses, with her associations,
combinations, and libera! principles, that men look for the first
dawuings of an improved future; for the hastening on the prom
ised Millenium, wheiT the Archangel, standing with one foot
upon the land and the other on the sea, shall proclaim, " Peace
on Earth and good will to all men."
" Listen to the acclamation,
Borne along from steep to steep ;
Nation calling unto Nation,
Like the surges of the deep.
" Brothers will ye faint and loi er,
While the acclaims around you rail;
See the glory deepening future.
Onward to the heckoning goal.
people, who know but little ol its destructive miseries, are sub
ject to be infatuated by its pomps and triumphs,
" By Heaven ! it is a splendid sight to sec,
(For one who hath no friend or brother there,)
Their rival scarfs of mixed embroidery
Their various arms that glitter in the air."
" Brothers, onward ! lo our standard,
Soaring in immortal youth ;
We're tfie vanguard of ihe nations,
Girded with the might of truth."
On n rplc f T i rpc m n i hi 1 1 1 ipc r f a rnrw1 ovnninlo nml if it
ol conquest grows with its acquisitions, and a love for war and ru . . i .1 1 , . .,
. , ... for us to say, whether, loving virtue better than vice union
its frill iyi n ho i 1 1 t-i r, .oi.tr .t 1... t f A 1 . -. . .....I . . i
nu iiiuiii Mu 11 uii v i;tut u;ct u ituii, UldVC itllU V l u 1 1 V - .1 .1 ! . 1 . 1 .
. - 1 , w ....v. , h. . roOmr (nnn 1 iccnticmn nono nrftH 1 c inm-.i itir nianli. .,wl
( , - j . 1 j
jocund mirth more than war with its violence, its lusts, its
; tears and its desolation, we will retard or advance the cause
,; of God and M an.
One word now, fellow-citizens, on the old North State, a so
vereignty in herself, and one of the oldest in the confederacy.
What lias she done ? What is she doinff to perpetuate the bles-
And the imagination is led captive, and the icasnn subdued, by sings which the acts of ibis day 71 years ago secured her? How
ihe gorgeous pageantries with which men accompany " the ranks she among her competitors in the glorious race of human
carnival of death and the vintage of the grave." We, fellow-, regeneration ? If the historian has traced herotigin with fidelity,
citizens, sit quietly at home and appropriate to ourselves an in-; there was hul little to hope for in her primitive settlers. Says
dividual share of ihe American glory which has been laboriously; Bancroft : " While the whole world was set on fire by wars of
won in Mexico. It has cost us nothing not so much as the unparalleled extent, the unpolished inhabitants of North Carolina
sensible raising of our tax a stiver. Honor so cheaply won will j multiplied and spread in the enjoyment of the highest personal
provoke the appetite for more, and unless by God's Providence liberty. It was the libeny of freemen in the woods. North
it should be otherwise ordered, the American Eagle is destined i Carolina, like ancient Rome, was famed as the sanctuary of run
to rival in compass and extent of flight that hich, at the head of aways, and it might be said with but slight exaggeration, that in
the Roman legions, shadowed with its presence the whole of Carolina every one did what was right in his own eyes, paying
the then known world. Our race may then be like hers, short tribute neither to God nor to Caesar." Our subsequent history
and brilliant. Our fall, like that of all structures not based on j throws discredit on this statement ; foi there is no State in the
virtue, integrity and humanity, sudden and irredeemable. We Union whose character now so commends itself to the honest,
shall not disturb the neutrality of politics, which by common j wise, and enlightened mind. Attacks upon the Union a bro
cansent is ;his day observed, by saying anything on the proprie-1 tra! refusal to meet honest liabilities a disregard of time honored
ty or impropriety of the present contest. If the conflict was institutions mobs, sectional bitterness, vagaries in law, politics,
provoked, I cannot bul applaud the rapidity and vigor with which and even in religion, have, in a degree, disgraced or stained the
Surb. fidlnvv-citiy.pns. is the nrnsrieroup condition in which
our forefathers have left us. Ii is obvious that we stand in the ! 11 nas Deen Prosecute"- lf !lie nations with horn we associate : escutciieon ol all iter sisters ; but patriotically, honestly, quietly,
know the right, and yel the wrong pursue if forbearance ami and without variableness or shadow of turning, North Carolina
leniency only invite to further insult and aggression, we will yet j has pursued the even tenor of her way
lnd in their chastisement further occasion for building monn-
same relation to posterity that our ancesters stand to us ; and as j
we have boldly summoned them to our tribunal for adjudication
upon their conduct, so will our conduct be brought into judgment !
by our succesiors. L.acli generation lias duties ol its own to
perform. The generations of the last century did theirs in crea-
It behooves us to imnrove and transmit.
ent advantages and blessings, and mindful of the great sacrifices
which hallow the past, and of the golden hopes whieh bloom in
the future, let us consecrate ourselves on this Sabhath of our
country to the cause of peace, education, religion and union.
Let us preserve the temple of concord in which 29 sovereign
Slates now sit. The horn of abundance shall overflow at its
gates the angel of religion shall be the guide over its steps of
flashing adamant while within, justice, returned from her long
exile in the skies, shall rear her serene and majestic front. The
sun, as it strikes its broad and lofty dome, will awake each day
music such as the world never before heard the throbbing of
millions of free hearts the clink of cheerful industry, and the
thousand and one harmonies of the successful experiment of
man's capacity for self-government.
From the Raleigh Standard.
NORTH CAROLINA ELECTIONS.
The returns in the Districts be
low may be regarded as official.
We publish them in full this week,
in order thai our readers may have
them to file away for future refer
ence :
FIRST DISTRICT.
Dynuvt. Clingman.
435
374
Cherokee,
Macon,
Haywood,
Buncombe,
Henderson,
Rutherford,
Burke,
McDowell,
Vancy,
Cleaveland,
Caldwell,
124
226
22 1
236
114
787
270
293
269
581
305
3426
395
775
457
570
386
345
293
158
362
4550
3426
Clingman's majority, 1124
SECOND DISTRICT.
Vogler. Iioyder.. Boglt.
Ashe, 303 365 278
Wilkes, 14 405 745
Surrv, 83 946 477
Davie, 5 381 229
Rowan, 176 656 198
Iredell, 23 896 337
Catawba, 1 235 443
604 3884 2707
2707
Boyden's maj., 1177
THIRD DISTRICT.
Barringer. Lcakt.
Lincoln,
Mecklenburg )
&: Union, J
321
519
303
148
Anson,
Stanly,
Cabarrus,
Montgomery,
Richmond,
Moore,
586
328
514
345
410
"389
3412
16
00
34
15
33
243
792
Barringer maj., 2620
Mr. Leake was not a candidate.
FOURTH DISTRICT.
Slirpperd. Vlnnans.
And
yet, fellow-citi
zens, this is but a negative sort of virtue at best. If wc should
tmn and
transmitting.
A Season ahlf. Reckipk Delicious Api-li:
Puddixb. Very convenient, ? it may be made
several hours berore it is baked, or when a nice
addition i wanted unexpectedly. Pare and chop
line, half a dozen or more, according to their size,
of the best cooking apples grease a pudding dish,
cover tbe bottom and sides half an inch thick with
grated bread, and very small lumps of butter, then
put on a layer of apples, with sugar and nutmeg,
and repeat the layer, which must be of bread and
butter, pour over the whole a tea cup of cold wa
ter. Put it in the oven as soon as the dinner is
served, and bake. U twenty-five or thirty minutes.
It may be baked tfieday before it is wauled when
it must be heated thoroughly, turned into a shal
low dish, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. It
requires no sauce. American Agriculturalist.
We had the pleasure, a few days since, of con
versing with Lieut. Hancock, late ot Uapt. Hen
ry's (Rockingham') Company, who left ea'.tillo on
the 16th and Vtonterey the 24th July. He resign
ed his commission on account of continued ill
beahh, having been advised by Physicians to do
so. He confirms the accounts we have had of the
bad health of the North Carolina Regiment, but
he thinks the sickness was abating when he left.
Lieut. Hancock, who is a democrat, speaks in
the highest terms of Gen. Taylor. He 6ays he is
beloved by the whole Army, and that in his opin
ion, he is not a whig. Rat. Stand.
A New York paper says, that there is a bsdy in
a neighboring town so awful fat, that the farmers
grease their cart wheels with her shadow.
(LTIf you desire to have a good reputation in
the world you live in, always pay the Printer !
How this may be done is a question which at all times must in
terest our minds; but most especially does it commend itself to
our attention now. when solemn appeal is made to the arbitra
ment of the sword, and when men disregarding the advice of
Washington, no longer hesitate to draw " geographical distinc
tions," and seemingly forget or despise his memorable words,
United we stand, divided we fall." Political sages see, or
think they see in our future course, obstacles greater than any
yet surmounted. Let us, then, as citizens and patriots, as men
entrusted not only with our own great cause, but with ihe cause
of humanity throughout the world, devote this day so pre emi
nently distinguished above all others in the annals of the world
for the nativity of a gigantic republic and for the birth of senti
ments and principles pregnant with good to the whole human
family to reflections on the deep concernments of the present
and tlie future; and we bespeak your kind attention while we
attempt to associate this occasion with something more appro
priate ami profitable than the custom ary fopperies of style and
usual expression of holiday terms. If the disembodied spirits
of our fathers may be permitted to revisit us, above our flatteries
and the peans of gratitude we may sing them, with grateful ac
knowledgment, they would see us thus contriving to guard the
monuments of liberty they bequeathed us.
While, fellow-citizens, we heat lily approve the favorite max
im of (en. Jackson, " submit to nothing that is wrong ask no
thing but what is right," yet we must deprecate war as a most
serious evil at any time, and under all circumstances. The spi
rit of the nineteenth century is decidedly pacific, and in the order
of things must continue to grow more so. Sentiments of phi
lanthrophy and love and of universal brotherhood have in a great
degree superseded in man's affections and regard, the old and
narrow doctrines ol nationality and loyalty, dv.wr hominis is
prescribing amor patriae. War, formerly the only pursuit wor
thy of a freeman, has become the final last resort of kings. The
shutting of the temple of Janus is no longer the exception but
the rule ; nor is this the mere result of Stale policy or of transi
tory considerations, but rather of the changed sentiments of man
kind, which it is to be hoped, growing stronger and yet stronger,
will finally admit of no conflict of man with man, save only in
4he race of virtue and intelligence. IU.d our history been one ol
" inoffensive rule,
An era of sweet peace 'raids', bloody annals,
A green spot amidst desert centuries,"
how the future, with its higher enlightenment and lis milder and
gentler humanities, would have delighted to have turned back
and smiled upon it.
ments of military renown. Yet the dear lover of his country, : be asked for the evidences Of our encouragement of the fine arts,
who desires that she may not hereafter be remembered by the to what can we point, save the ruins ol a single statue ? The
bloody trophies of successful war who would not see her fol- catalogue of the Internal Improvements which adorn and enrich
lowing in the tracks of world-conquering Koine, and carrying i our State, comprises a granite Capitol and two Rail Roads. The
her arms with her arts to the extremities of the globe, will meet one Road carried through by the indomitable energy and ex
contention with sorrow, if not with frowns, and hail the gilding 1 hauslless enterprise of a small town the other already sold un-
beams of peace wii-h ever resounding welcome.
der a legal forfeiture and decree ; while the wealth of the State
Fellow-citizens, I have said we are engaged in a foreign war. ! is allowed to flow through foreign channels, and swell the im
VYe are not at peace among ourselves. The elements of civil portance of neighbors, who delight, and who seem to consider
strife are aroused, and the question which has once, and will their dignity involved, in sneering at Rip Van W inkle. It is
again shake this Union, from foundation to turret stone, was j only of late that we have so far participated in the philanthropic
recklessly, yea criminally, agitated during the last Congress, j movements of the age as to incorporate a hospital for the reliel
The North and South have (ought, and are at present fighting, of the Deaf and Dumb.
shoulder to shoulder, now under the skilful lead of a slaveholder, : And how has the cause of Education prospered amongst us ?
a Taylor or a Scott, now under that of a champion of the North, j Is it known to my audience, that the State in which they live
a Brown or a Worth, jointly braving the battle and the breeze ; ihe State which, in the patriotic words of the song, they have
dying the same sod with their blood, and sharing the same bril- often sworn " to love, cherish and defend," is below zero in the
liant triumphs ; and yet whatever territory on the continent rd Educational scale ? Surrounded on the North by Virginia, on
America may be won in this or any future contest by our joint the West by Tennessee, and on the South by South
blood and treasure, seven of our Northern sister States formally, Carolina, her darkness is rendered less visible by tbe mental
by their Legislatures and all Northern representatives in Con- night which borders her. Yet considered alone, 'lis a startling
gress, have declared they will appropriate to themselves. The
South is to be debarred and excluded from all future acquisitions.
Stokes,
Rockingham,
Guilford,
Randolph,
Davidson,
713
284
1354
953
718
4022
2G34
873
()46
321
2f8
536
!G34
Sheppcrd's maj. 1 388
FIFTH DISTRICT.
Venuble. Kerr.
Granville, 88 1 986
Caswell, 1081 298
Pei son, 5fi9 336
Orange, 1437 1621
Chatham, 720 1-4
4588 4135
4435
Venable's maj., 1 53
SIXTH DISTRICT.
fact, that two-fifths of a population that make anil unmake laws
and governments, are not only incapable of subscribing, but of
The arrogant and insulting sentence of the North has gone forth j reading their names. Our character for honesty, hospitality and
to the South Thus far shall you and your institutions go, and I the social virtues, is not the effect of our ignorance is not
no farther ' Despite the Missouri compromise despite of jus- ( caused by the small number of decrees that we have ascended
lice and fraternal feeling in despite of all the proud hopes bound the scale of mental graduation; it is the result of situation, and
up and inseparable from the Union in despite of the ' aid and ! of circumstances which might be readily enumerated, but which,
comfort" i Ii us afforded to an nnscrunulous enemv. the decree has ; as foreign lo the nresent occasion. I will omit. Let the inflam-
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gone forth from those who are politically stronger. Pay your; ma lory influences which have disturbed other communities fall! -ou,nDUS
taxation without a murmur, but touch not your acquisitions. : upon ours, and the conflagration which will ensue, would soon
The South will never submit to so degrading a. principle: and did : convince us that we are as we are, only because we have noin
not experience teach how far men's words and actions differ- ducementa to be otherwise. Who can assure that this exemp
ihere would be reason for considering the Union already virtual, liou from temptation. will continue? Industry, then, beseeches
ly dissolved. But the Republic should never be despaired of, you enterprise prays you State pride, safety, prosperity,
and while we determine, with due regard fo our self-respect, ; happiness, join in a petition for tbe better education of tbe
dignity and safety, to do whatever the times may require of us, j people. To effect this, some system must be devised better
let us hope and trust that Divine Providence will salely direct than the one we now have e must get clear ol the radical
nur Rmintrv toward that bright destinv which the Fathers of '76! error that it is better to do much badly, than little well. We
j o . .
Brniiel. Arrintrtoa. Tonle.
Wake, 927 670 56
Franklin, 560 395 30
Win ion, 610 134 13
Halifax, 452 303 8
Edgecombe, 632 787 60
Nash, 272 723 3
Johnston, 443 39K 44
3896 3110 214
3410
Daniel's maj. 486
SEVENTH DISTRICT.
anticipated for her.
must put away the idea that ihe Schoolmaster is to be more
Ftdlow-eiiizens. it is no common inheritance of which wc are; noorlv remunerated than our lowest mechanics; that Jie who
tbe guardians. Our liberty is, as it should be, the growth of j waters and engrafts oo the mind" tbe buds of virtue and inlelli
ages, shooting its roots through the strata of a thousand customs, I gence, and builds up theman, deserves less than tbe bandicratfs
and not the mere exotic of an hour which, like the tree and dryad ; man who constructs our houses; that Mr. Anybody from any
of ancient fable, flourishes and withers with the spirit w hich j where ; that Jonathan, fresh from the meadows of New England,
protects it. The world is now more than four thousand years . or the hopeful native, a graduate of his school, are fit to be en
old, and yet not until the 1th of July, 1770, was it boldly and j trusted with the preceptor's wand. We have not time now to
authoritatively promulo-ed. that " All men are created free and ' go into this subject as we wish ; suffice it lo say, the instructions
equal, and endowed with certain inalienable rights ; that among j of an uninstructed teacher are not worth the having; and the
these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Through ! people must have instruction. This fact, startling under our
Your orator, fellow-citizens, is not insensible to the lofty be- all this vast space cf time, the seeds of the rights of personal secu- j present system, continually arises and will not down at
l I1C
roism and brave bearing of our oflicers and soldiers. None, did
his ability keep pace with his desjre, would weave a fairer chap
let for their brows. For the meanest soldier who does bis duty
bravely, encounters hazards and hardships which peculiarly re
commend him to the consideration of his country. Standing
for twelve hours together in the trenches, up to his knees in cold
water, or engaged lor months together in long and dange
rous marches harrassed, perhaps in his rear to-day harrass
ing others to-morrow detached iiere countermanded there
resting this night out upon bis arms beat up almost naked the
next benumbed in his joints perhaps without straw in his
tsnt on which to kneel in prayer he leads a life of disaster and
discomfort which we in our comfortable homes but little dream
of. The only recompense he asks is your approval and praise.
Let him have them. We would that he should realise the only
vision which accompanies and suppotts him through the red
scenes of battle, a return to an honored home, blessed with the
our
name
ness shall ( M
r;ty of personal liberty, and of private property, were slowly but j bidding. The people must have instruction ; for, in 1
.. I - . .t I l.l.ll!
surelv fferminatinc, till the propitious soil anu air ol otwr own la-; ol tlie living UoO, it must oe prociauneu mat licentious
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vored land matured them. Says Guizot : " in an great events, : be the liberty, and violence ami cnicanery snau ee ine iawV)anu
liow many unknown and disastrous efforts must be made before ' superstition and craft shall be the religion; and the self-destruc-
the successful one ! Providence, upon ail occasions, in oruer to tive indulgence oi an scnsuai auu uiiuauywui passions snau De
Mr Kay. Hall. Bryan.
Cumberland, 608 411 53
Robeson, 325 343 2
Columbus, 228 73 2
Bladen, 249 185 12
Brunswick, 123 196 22
New Hanover, 729 114 74
Sampson, 524 295 8
Dupiin, 672 148 8
Onslow, 436 61 14
3894 1827 195
McKay's maj. 18G8 maj over
2087,
EIGHTH DISTRICT
Lane.
866
Wayne,
Greene,
Lenoir,
Jones,
Craven,
Carteret,
Beaufort,
Pitt,
Hyde,
Washington,
Tyrrel,
314
361
143
528
318
466
414
267
146
101
3924
Dotmcll.
268
258
258
167
503
368
846
647
416
330
332
accomplish its designs, is prodigal of courage, virtues, sacrifices
.' . . i r i
finally, of man; -and it is only alter avast numoer omnsnown at
torn pis apparently lost, after a host ol noble hearts have fallen into
despair, convinced that their cause was lost, that it triumphs."
Convinced though we are that it is only here that the cause of free
dom has been championed, yet between the borders of Western
Asia and the Atlantic Ocean, there ienot a country that is not hal
i iu .1,0 Klnnrlnfardpnt devoted lovers of humanity of men
IUUCU U J H V fcvw. - .
the only happiness of that people who neglect the education ol
their children. But diffuse a healthy knowledge; pour out. as
you must do, to save this nation, light and truth, as God pours
out sunshine and rain ; and in the words of the inspired leader of
reason against power, we would exclaim of the fanatic, the dis
unionist and the soldier : Let them come on, and the people will
not only beat them back, but laugh at their assaults. In other
times their crimes were heard of with dismay 'tis not so now.
s maj.
4293
3924
369
n,u;nir frnm their own ffenerous aspirations, something Let them be abroad if they will. They can do nothing in this age
like a view of this day, celebrated by this people, in this, our; I trust to the clear, calm eye of educated reason, and the pure heart
own boundless free America, offered themselves willing sacrifices , of a virtuous people, against all their evils and machinations,
to hasten it on. In knowing that it is to no seven years war, nor j And now, fellow-citizens, with a full knowledge of our prcs-
Nortbampton
Pasquotank,
Perquimans,
Camden,
Bertie,
Hertford,
Gates,
Chowan,
Martin,
Currituck,
NINTH DISTRICT.
Bigg. Outlaw
389
244
203
92
363
222
328
178
543
609
3071
Outlaw' majority
435
518
421
500
504
330
354
272
301
160
3795
3071
724
POPPING THE QUESTION.
A fine, young, and good natu
red fellow of our acquaintance,
who resides in the middle section
of the city, and who, by the bye,
has been wooing his lady-love for
the last half dozen years, the oth
er day, come what might, took it
into his head to pop the question.
For the benefit of our loving read
ers we quote the dialogue, word
for word, hoping at the same time
that others may profit by the col
loquy. " Kate," said George, for these
were their cognomens, you know
that I have now addressed you
for the period of at least six long
years ?"
' Aye, very, very long ones,''
said Kite, with an emphasis.
" ut not longer, my Kate, than
years in general."
"Tiue, George," said Kate
" a year hath but three hundred
and sixty-five calendar days in it,
and you can make no more of it
but then, you know, George,"
said the maiden, leaning wishful
ly on the shoulder of her lover,
M some years are and of course
must be more tedious than oth
ers." " 'Tis even so, my Kate, but I
hope tbe next six of our lives may
be more agreeable and less tedi
ous What say you, my bonny
Kate?"
" In sooth, George, I know not
what you mean."
" But cannot you guess, my
Kate r
" Guess." said the maiden with
a betraying smile.
"Aye, jroess, Kate."
" Something, George."
" But can you not guess what
I would now propose ?"
" Indeed, George, I cannot "
" Then I will tell you. I would
be married, my Kate."
" Be what, George P
" Married, loc."
" But to whom r quickly in
terrogated the maiden.
To whom else but you, love'
responded the frank young man.
" With all my heart." said
Kate. " When the day ?"
" To-morrow !"
" With all my heart again,"
sweetly articulated the overjoyed
young girl.
Thus pleasingly ended the work
of six Jong years the knot w as
indeed tied on the following day
we witnessed the marriage cer
emonythe young couple are
now man and wife, and apparent
ly in the possession of more real
enjoyment than even Queen Vic
toria and Prince Albert, backed as
they are by the health of the
British realm. Long life to the
happy couple, hoping that their
example may bean inducement to
all young folks in love, to come
to a firm conclusion, throw court
ship to the winds, and, like hon
est George and Kate, go and get
married.
Tb is is belter than newspaper
wit generally is.
" Napoleon Alexis Dobbs, come
up here and say your lesson. What
maker boys grow ?"
" It is the rain, sir."
" Why do not men grow ?"
" Because they carry an um
brella, which keeps of! the rain."
" What makes a young man
and woman fall in love r"
" Because one of 'em has a heart
of steel, and t'other has a heart of
fiint, and when they comes togeth
er, they strike fire, and that is
love."
" That's right. Now you may
go and plague the gals."
Doctor, that ere ratsbane of
yoTTr'n is first rate," said a Yan
kee to a village apothecary.
"1 know'd it! I know'd it!"
said the pleased vender of drugs.
" Don't keep nothing but first rate
doctor's stutT."
" And doctor," said the joker,
coolly, " I want to buy another
of ye."
Another round r
" Yes, sir I gin that pound I
bought the other day to a pesky
mouse, and it made him dreadful
sick, and lam pretty sure another
pound would kill him."
Spirit of the Timesj
Somebody says that a newspa
per in a family is equal to three
months time in school each year.
Go into a family where a newspa
per is taken, and into those who
''cannot afford it," and mark the
difference of the children and be
convinced.
Vermont Debatk. Is pump
kin pi.e pi.en, or am they hole
sum vittals?
Decided in the negative.
Which is the most profitable, to
heel a corn or toe a boot .'
Answer both.
If a man should see his father
hanging himself, and his mother
sticking herself with a fork, which
would he save first ?
Decided in the affirmative, unani
mously. Which is generally the easiest
to file, a newspaper or a saw i
Decided to be undecidable, any
how.T
J -, " "
Do wH while thou livest ; but
regard not what is said of it. Con
tent thyself with deserving praise.
an4 thy posterity ahall rejoice id
hearing it.

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