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THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL,
, t,j nnanv. in his ar.nuallreport to the
read from some pom. on th8 coal.
meet Kith or connect w.th a railroad w
field, of Chatham County, oxpiessin f tt?"
Pccta,ion .bat tho Legislature . U next &.
,1 eDd a he,piog hand .
,.c, in the completion."
M. A -f 4V.A VA
rrnuntv. lhis portion ui iu
r was referred to a Committee composed of 0. G.
r&lev K. H. Lewis and J. L. Hathaway, Esqrs.,
:' nrtml warmlv in favour of the construction
rf such branch, recommending that the President
n,i Directors be authorized and requested, to take
Mr.n mav be necessary at the ensuing Ses
,lnn of the General Assembly of our State to enable
this Company to accompiisn mis oujeci, u -
to be made a preliminary survey of a route and esti
mate of the cost of building a road from Borne point
of connection with the present one, and report to the
next annual meeting, or to a called meet.ng, if they
deem the latter course expedient.
VVc agree fully with the President and Directors
in their hopes and expectations in regard to the Fay
ette ville and Western Road. We go for fair r lay to
f.11. nn) wpAheUevc that, from some cause, the citi-
,.f Wrtoville and that Bection of which she
; tv,0 mnfrp. have realized much less than their fair
proportion ot tho advantages derived from the expen
diturc of State money in works of internal improve-
rrent. As matters stand, we should resolutely op
r,o:p anv irreat increase of the present and inevitably
prospective debt of the State requiring a resort to
nro onerous taxation than that which is bound to
fmp. and which will no doubt be found to be as
as our people will be able to bear for of course
vp all rerjudiatc the possibility of any state of things
under which the slightest failure to meet her obli
gations should ever threaten the good old common
wealth. But this Fayetteville and Western Road is a work
standing on a different basis, as it were, and deserv
ing a different consideration. It should not be re
garded as a new scheme, but rather included among
the unfinished business of the last session a some
thing contemplated by the action of the last Legisla
ture, yet defeated by causes of a character not ne
cessary now to allude to. It would now be unjust,
on the part of those sections which have secured ad
vantages for themselves by the expenditure of State
funds, or the extension of State credit, to say to their
brethren of the Fayetteville ecction, that the time for
p.uch expenditure or extension is over that, having
scoured their own objects tkey are struck with a re
alizing sci.so of the danger and extravagance or oth
ers doing tho same. Were wo in the next Legisla
ture, we are very doubtful whether we should vote a
single cent for any new project, until the effect ot
these already under way shall have been known;
but, as we have already said, this Coal Mine Road is
not a now project, but one which has received the
sanction and endorsement of former Legislatures,
aud would have received something more substantial
i Thanksgiving. lne uovemor u. .
ing issued his proclamation, netting apart Thursday
next, the 20th inst., as a day of 1 hanksgivmg ana
i h.irhoiit the Slate, it will be t-een that
His Honor, the Mayor, icqnest a suspension of busi
ness hero on that day.
V presume that these requests will be generally
complied with, and the occasion observed in a proper
spirit. It is meet and proper that it should b so.
In the battle of life in the tormoil of politics-ire
are too apt to place our reliance upon merely human
nur dAnirtdence upon that
agencies, mm tu ivugcu -i
higher power from which flow all blessings, alike to
individuals and to nations. Apart irom me umy we
owe to Him who has, so far, preserved us a free and
l i- ,... nn: it also to ourselves to our
nappy peupic, - -
own happiness and well-heing-to ptrify our hearts
by turning them from the temporary excitements and
ambitions of the hour, and humbling them before the
presence of that Power which does all things accord
ing to the counsel of His own will in the armies of
i . i n . i ma irnnin nm ueumc i
Mr. CI.....'. LetfrIUd Fr.n.tt..i been KlccleC. nc, .J,- w,,con e , . - ,
of one element oi m ctuimuhv.""- -
Heaven and among the inhabitants oi me earm ...
alone disposes what man in his feebleness proposes.
As a matter of course, no paper win oe .uru
from this office on Thursday, as few have more wu
for repentance, and none more need tor relaxation,
than tho?e connected with a daily paper.
Painful Accidknt. On Thursday afternoon last,
Mr Wm. Montague, a young man of eighteen or
. . c nf Mr. Patrick Montague,
runeteen years ui
met Willi a. HIUS! mo-
of Long Creek, in this county,
Tlie Herald of ihe llth inst., republishes fiom lhe
journal, the letter addressed by Hon. Thomas L.
Clineman to Messrs. Wm. Phifer, R. P. Waring,
DavidParks and others, of Charlotte, N. C, and
calls our attention to its contents, addressing to us
certain queries in connection therewith.
We have not before answered these queries,for the
simple reason that nothing in the present aspect of
affairs renders them, or their subject matter, of im
mediate or pressing importance,and for thejfurther rea
son that we had not carefully read the letter refer
red to, anJ are always unwilling to commit ourselves
blindly to the endorsement of ny man's views, no
matter what may be his standing or influence, or
what the force or eloquence of the language in which
uch views are expressed.
The burden of Mr. Clingman's letter, already re
ferred to, is the course to be pursued by ihe South in
the event of Fremont's election, that being one of the
existing contingencies at the time when the letter
was written, (Oct. 10th, 185G.) With Mr. Cling
man's general views we agree. We have always
thought that the example of Fremont's election,
as a strictly sectional candidate, and the quiet
submission of the South thereto, would even
tuate in a total -ubversion of the spirit of the
Constitution, although, its torms might remain-
that from the day of such an occurrence, a
new era would commence we would be un !er a
system of government totally different in fact, though
ii-tontirnl in name and form. The South would have
R. tft 'rttiirn. finallv and in conclusion to the main
top.c of this somewhat too lengthy article; we would
refer the presses that supported Mr. Fillmore, to his
speeches made at Albany and other places, on h.s
I way from New York City to ms nome.m dubu, .u
which thev will find trie same opimuua
to the danger to the Union from the election of Fre
mont that we have expressed. And we think, too,
that on calm examination, even onr opponents will
ste that there are othrr questions than that of slave
rv involved in the issues under discussion that there
are involved the independence, the sovereignty, and
the equality of ihe Slates, and with them the fabrio
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of the government itself, as it was oesigneu iu uc
and to be perpetuated, an 1 as it could not be perpet-
uated after the election of Fremont and the suDmif
sion of the South thereto.
The Meeting of the Legislature.
Both branches of the Legislature of North Caro
lina meet to day in the Capitol, in the city of Raleigh,
and will, no doubt, be able to get promptly to busi
ness, there being no leason to anticipate any delay
in the organization
Ttoa Vote of North CmPn.a
We give below all the returns receivArt in .
,,vu' s""ft w "ere re eigntv-twn
ties m the State; twelve remain to be heard fro
; New Hanover.
I Tu.ni.iM.iirin. Aa-v rnmpB tn-morrovv
n.nif mmmntneation bv the Governor will " J ,
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Soathern Commercial ConTentloii.
VVe return our acknowledgments to the "Com
mi:iee of Correspondence ani Invitation," for their
courtesy in forwarding us an invitation to attend as
a member, the "Southern Commercial Convention, to
he held in the City of Savannah on Monday, the 8th
of December next. Accompanying mis invuawuu w
an address to the people of the Slaveholding States,
issued by the Committee appointed by the Conven
tion which assembled at Richmond, Va., in February
It the movement results in bringing together the Mecklenburg 1024
really thinking and working minds of the South-in gS.?.7". 4M
thfl comnarison of notes betweerf suah men, in the Columbus 589
diffusion of knowledge flowing lrom such compari- d'i; 3
son, and in the power of intelligent and concerted Guilford 571
action which such knowledge and mutual understand- onSid.,.;v.'.'.V. 771
ing will secure hereafter, then much good will have Washinston 261
" .... 1 j.i . Wake lo93
been done. From mere taming anu ueciaiuauuu we Lenoir 447
expect but little of any thing nothing of good. From t ; ; ; ; ; Jgg
mere paper resolves at such times, we expect as m- NlUjh 1107
tie as from mere flights of sonorous oratory. But CancV:".::::.: 91?
from the quiet communing together of intelligent, Cabarnw "..... 426
practical, patriotic men, we expectmuch good to gaw;; ........ MS
spring in the future Chatham. 1166
1 ... . , .. , jj Cleavelaud 1109
We shall try anil pui usn me auuresa vn j uUU. Foreyth 1080
It is too laie
.u:v t a fonrpd must eveniuaie 1 . , , ,r . 11
tressing acciueni, viii.u 11 .v ., lost the power 01 sen government, Bin.mg irtuuany
1 .1 :r : Uc nrt o rp.adv one so. n wuuiu
uedui, 11 it '"v j
the afternoon m
had it been presented free from complications with
other projects of u more speculative character.
Kut there is another thing that keeps pressing it
self on our attention in connection with this matter.
Tho proposed project of a branch from the Wilming
ton and Weldon Road, is a scheme which has been
discussed in our columns, both editorially and by our
correspondents, and is one which we heartily endorse.
VVc have not the charter of the Wilmington and Wel
don Road now before us, but feel pretty certain of its
containing a branching privilege to the extent of one
million of dollars, and that, therefore, so far as tho
leal power is concerned, no impediment need exist
to the construction of this line from some point on
our road to Fayctteville. So far so gcod : But look
at how projects arc multiplying on our hands lines
are increasing which must mutually defeat each oth
er's construction, or, should they fail to do so, must
cut each others throats after they are constructed.
We understand that the route for the Charlotte Road,
as agreed upon. will be hardly out of hearing of the
whistle of the Manchester Road for some fo.ty miles
of its loute, while here, again, this proposed branch
from the Wilmington and Weldon Road will traverse
a country not distant, and competing with it for
Western trade. The course to be pmsued we do not
pretend to injicato at this present writing, but we do
teay this, that the matter ought to be locked to imme
diately and carefully. Here is a line to Fayet eviUe
from, fay Marlsville, or Borne other convenient po;nt,
with the choice of routes to - tho f centre, North-west
or South-west ; but a few miles further to Charlotte
than the direct route from this place by means of
the Fi.yet.eille and Western Road, placed within
striking distance of High Tcint or Salisbury, and
thence West, either by the Western extension of the
Central or the Valley of the Yadkin, being in fact the
desiderated central road perpendicular to the sea
board. But what wo want to direct attention to, is the ab
solute necessity of combining, by Borne means or oth
er, these three routes, or preventing their cutting
oach other's throats. This lower section is neither
rich enough nor populous enough to be traversed by
thrco lines so nearly parallel, nor ia capital sufficiently
abundant to admit of their spoedy construction. The
Legislature will meet on Monday. No irretrievable
step has yet been taken by the Charlotte or any other
company. There is time enough to look into this
matter, aud none to spare. W e eay this, that if the
Charlotte Road is to run along side of the Manches
ter Road for a great number of miles, and the Wil
mington branch is to start West, competing in some
measure with both certainly with one difficulty
and loss will be the consequer.ee, and the want of
plan and concert of action will be long felt.
.M.r that about two o'clock on
question, Mr. Montague started off in a boat from a
landing some five tr six miles below the bridge, with
the intention of shooting some birds. He shot a
robin, which fell in a sort of lagoon, some fifty or
sixty yards off from the ureeic. Aiier ue um. un
loaded his gun with duck-shot, he took off his shoes
and stockings, and, with his gun in hand, proceeded
to go after the bird he had shot. While wading in
the lagoon or swamp, his foot slippeJ, and in en
deavoring to steady himself with the gun, it slipped
until ihe"cock stiuck against the log against which
he had placed the breech to steady himself. The gun
was discharged, and the contents of one of the bar
rels lodged in his left side, in the neighborhood of the
heart. As the muzzle of the gun was almost touch
ing his side, the flesh as well as his clothes was
much burned, and a terrible hole torn. On receiving
the shot he fell in the water, but how long he re
mained there he is unable to say. About sun-down
he had got back to the boat, but how he did so he
does not know, although, from the tracks, it appears
that he must have walked there, whore he was found
at a laier hour in a state of insensibility, and carried
to a houfe at some distance, where every attention
was paid to him. Restoratives having been admin
istered, he becanv sensible next morning and com
municated the different circumstances of the acci
dent up to the time of his being shot, recollecting
where his gun, slu.es and stockings, etc., were.
As late as .Monday morning Mr. M. was still
alive, but with little 01 no hope of h;s recovery. In
deed, the nature cf his injuries was of such a char
acter as to render the case hopeless from the first.
It n a met melancholy circumstance. Mr. M. has
always been regarded as a young man of highly
estimable chaarcter, and deservedly so.
into the position of the subject lo a government, from
all real participation in which, she would be exclud-1
ed by the fi.it of a dominant majority, representing
a section inimical to her institutions, .which institu
tions would hereafter be felt to exist rather by suf
ferance than of right.
Thee, and more than these consequences, would,
we feel confident, have resulted from the election of
Fremont the triumph of Fremontism and the quiet
submission of the South thereto. Not in a day nor
a year, nor a single term, would these thing have
been brought about. But the vortex would been
entered, and its revolutions, slow at first, would have
gone on with gradually increasing rapidity, until
the occurence of the final and inevitable catastrophe.
Believing such to be the case, we could not have
counselled quiet submission. Wc should have felt
called upon to arouse the people, sp far as we could,
with a view to prompt and efficient State action ;
and. had the duly constituted authorities of the State
of Noith Carolina the depositories ot her threaten
ed sovereignty determined upon prompt and vigor
ous measure? to defend that sovereignty, and with it
the rights of her peoi le, we should have felt bou nd
by the properly expressed will of the Slate, and be
lieved tha those resisting such will, and leagueing
with thoe whom the State had declared her ene
mies, would deserve the fate and incur the condem
nation of traitors.
We cannot think that this can properly be treated
as a new question, or that the spirit an J inteutio.i of
the Fiemont movement, or that movement in the
front of which Fremont was placed, admit of any
doubt, or would require the commission ot any ad
ditional and future overt act, to show the South
what it had to expect, and against what it would
have lo guard, i-or would the obligation and necessi
ty so to guard be drpendent upon such additional and
future overt act.
But far be it fiom us. or, so far as we can be sup
posed to give expression to the views and feelings of
exhibit the position of affairs the financial necessi-
ties of the State, and other matters of actual require
ment, which will no doubt be pressed upon the at
tention of the Legislature.
We must take for granted that the long-agitated
question of equal suffrage will be finally disposed of
at this session, for we feel assured tnat, wnen sud-
mitted to the people, it will be promptly ratified at
to do anything to day.
One thing is pretty certain, Savannah is a handsome
city a number of agreeable gentlemen will meet
there, and the occasion will he one feitile in pleasant
remembrances, so that none can possibly be deterred
from the fear of having any cause for regret in the
The meeting of stockholders in the Wilmington &
the pons. Mn(.hMtr Railroad Co.. convened this morning at
Thi fAirontta inns nf th a state will reauire caretui " , , .
. . - 11 it 1. : .,K tne uouri nuuae
revision, more especially inai itavme iui"!,
Dr. F. J. Hill, of Wilmington,
Mod tn th flhftir. and Mr. Walker. Secretary
a heavy and constantly reduplicating tax upon the rnmnanv, and General Chandler, of S. C. an-
which operates directly 1"' JT . . . D
, . r t .u 'r pointed Secretaries. The Secretaries, with R. II.
From Through Passengers $155,499 92
" Way o-s,yo i
Mail 35,603 01
Freights 100,636 60
Making a total of
And the exDenditures for oneratine
the Road $16S,557 35
To which, Bhould be added Negro
Bonds for the present year, not
entered, about 27,620 00
ale of liauor. a feature
l 1 f t f POin
against our own mercimm u..u ,u . Wilmington, were appointed a Com
neighboring States. As for instance : Mr. A., of n,r, s
neiguDu g . . c . mittee to receive and verify proxies.
Wilmington, nas to pay a i J From the report of the Superintendent we make
all liquors ne tens 10 ivir. n , . ... j. u. . following rXtract8 exhibiting the business and
interior town, while, on the other hand, Mr. u., 01 eration8 of tne Koa(j for a period of ten month?,
Norfolk, Petersburg or Charleston, is not subject to ending Oct. 1st 1856:
such tax. and can therefore undersell Mr. A. to that The receipts have been
extent, being such a discrimination as no low-priced
liauors will bear. This trade is directly forced off
from our own towns to those of other States, and not
only this particular trade, but other trade also, for
thnKfi who have to flro out of our State lor one staple
article, will be apt to make their other purchases
thev have to make that. The less of tinkering
or of empirical discriminations between branches of
Knwinpss rproirnifed as leeal. the better. Let every
species of properly and business bear a fair shaye of
the burdens of the State for the protection it receives,
without any vindictive or prohibitory damages in tne
shape of taxation.- Daily Journal of Monday.
Nortli Carolina Legislature.
We learn that the Senate organized on Monday by
the election ol W. W. Avery, Esq., of Burke, as
Speaker, Mr. Hill, of Stokes, Chief Clerk, the other
officers same as last session.
The House organized by choosii g J. G. Shepard,
Esq., of Cumberland, Speaker, E. Cautweli, Esq , of
Raleigh Chief Clerk ; Geo. Howard, Esq , of Wilson
Assistant Clerk; Webster, of Chatham, prin
Making a total of.
$ 196,177 35
fjO- While we were occupied Monday morning, tran
sacting some business with two gentlemen, a third
entered our sanctum holding something in his hand.
After enquiring for us by name, he remarked that as j the Democratic party of the State, far be it from that
soon ap we got tlnough, he would " take tho shape party, to counsel or resorr 10 moo violence, or uiegai
of our head." We glanced at the speaker and find
ing him to be about as small a pattern as ourselves,
and not at all cress-looking, we got quietly through
with the busine-a on band, whereupon our visitor
placed on our hehd something that looked like a low
ci owned hat, with keys like a piano and an arrange
ment on top of a peculiar character, which stamped
upon a pitce of paper placed therein, a figure resem
bling either a short coffin or a stumpy shoe, which
the centlr man informed us was the shape of our head.
Not long af;er, a pasteboard box arrived directed to
the editor of the Journal, and bearing the inscription
of Messrs. Giles & Hawts, Market Street. .(Upon
opening it, we found that it contained a hat a niee
hat a hat that fits like a book that was made to
fit like a book, bt ing arranged after the model of the
small ci ffin takm by the gentleman who half-way
scared us yesterday morning. The senders have our
very best respects for their courtesy.
Democratic Jubilee in Newberne. We are re
quested to announce that there will bs a torch-light
procession in Newberne on the night of the 9th De
cember, being Tuesday of Court week. All persons
friendly to the cause of true Americanism are re
spectfully invited to bo present. There will no
doubt, be a good turn-out a fine display and all
sorts of .things to rejoice the hearts of good Democrats.
We should much like to be there to see ; but what's
the use of talking ; we belong to the can't get away
(jej- The Baltimore Know-Nothing papers will not
tell ths truth. We noticed in the BaltimoreiC?'?pr,
of Saturday, an extract from the Patriot, another1
Know. Nothing sheet of that city, in which a list of
Southern commercial cities and towns is given,
which, the Patriot says, went for Fillmore. In that
list it gravely puts down Petersburg, Virginia, and
Wilmington, North Carolina. Thisjwill be news to
the inhabitants of these places, since we ourselves
havo seen the returns of the poll-holders in Wilming
ton, returning a majority of eeventy-three for Bu
hanan, and the papers of all parties in Petersburg
gave Buchanan 164 majority in that city.
Tho object of the3e Baltimore papers is to make a
false issue. The denunciations of the Democratic
press, in regard to Baltimore, have not been founded
upon its going for Fillmore, but upon ihe lawless
ness and corruption which have distinguished ,its elec
tions for Borne years past, and the notorious imbecil
ity, if not open connivance, of its publio authorities
which, instead of taking measures to secure the peace
of the city, petsistently rejected those means which
were pressed upon them by Gen. Stuart and by Gov.
(JO-All doubts in regard to Louisiana are set at
rest. It has unquestionably gone for Buchanan by
eomething like two thousand majority.
j&g?- The Herald alludes to our article of Monday,
giving our views of the course to htve been pursued,
supposing Fremont had been elected. The Her
ald thinks the article long, and the points enveloped
in a multiplicity of words. If the Herald will look
at its own arliole, which contains this complaint, it
will find that it occupies about as much space as ours
does. But that is neither here nor there, and we re-
for to the fcubject 6imply lor the purpose ot setting
ourselves right on one cr two points, where the Her
aid appears to have misconceived our meaning.
In the fust instance, we gave our own views with
little or no reference to Mr. Clingman's letter, except
so far as agreeing in his general proposition that Fre
mont's election ought not to have been quietly sub
mitted to by the South. Again, we gave our reasons
for so agreeing with this proposition, such reasons
being founded in the belief that such election, if quiet
ly submitted to, would be the first step in our progress
to final and inevitable subjugation and ruin, and that to
avert such .ruin and subjugation would be aduty impos
ed upon the States of the South, demanding from them
action, which to be efficient, must be immediate. It
would be for the wi dom of the Statesto say what
that action should be. If disunion should bo judged
to be the only remedy adequate to the occasion, then
the circumstances would just;fy a lesort to that reme
dy. We should feel bound by the course which the
State of North Carolina might indicate.
We sincerely trust that the danger has passed, and
that these remarks are only speculations. They are
such for the present. What would, in the immedi
ate presence of the threatened danger, have been on
ly proper firmness, might, under modified, if not to
tally changed circumstances, bear the appearance of
useless vaporing, and we therefore desire to express
our views with as much moderation as is at all con
sistent with a definite understanding of them.
constraint, or even unwarranted denunciat .on against
any citizen. It was alone through the action of the
State as a sovereignty, that her citizens be
came alsoj citizens of the confederacy. It tests alone
with the State to take such action as shall bind her
citizens in any emergency, in which she shall judge
that the necessity of self-defence and the guardian-
i'hip of her own rights and honor, and the rights and
honor of her citizens may demand a modification of
her relations 10 that confederacy, or a change of her
course in or out of the Union.
Anything more unwise, suicidal or dangerous to
the interests of ibis section than the course of the
organs ot the opposition in this State, upon one
point, especially, it would he difficult to conceive.
We allude to the tone of ridicule indulged in towards
those who.e circumstances do not admit of their
owning large interests in 6lave property, but who, as
Southern citizens, as organs of Southern opinion, feel
themselves constrained by every sentiment of duty
and patriotism to combat every aggression against
to expose every infidelity to.an institution so intimate
ly connected with the daily life, so essential to the
vital interests of the South. Its tendency must be to
produce divisions among the people of the South to
introduce the idea thai their interests are dissimilar
that it is presumption in any one to stand forward
as the defender of the sacredly guaranteed rights of
proj erty, unless he should happen to be sufficiently j
wealthy to hold a large interest in the particular
species of properly assailed. This is the very thing
that the New York Herald and Tribune havo been
cipal Door-Keeper; and Mr. Wright Assistant Door
Keeper. The atten.lance on Monday was very fair for an
1 opening day. We presume that little or nothing will
1 - .
be done until alter Thanksgiving. It 18 quite proba
ble that the Governor's Message was sent in on Tues
day, but no copy has reached us.
The Northern Democracy.
Overwhelmed as the Democrats of New England
And a nett revenue of $148,459 25
In addition to the above, there has been expended
for permanent improvements and objects not legiti
mately chargeable to the business of Ihe year, the
For Covering wooden midges 6,v&& a
Filling in trestle work. 4,377 09
Machinery for repair-shops 6,66158
Dan-ages to Dr. Zemp and Lawyers' fees 12,662 72
Balance of joint occupancy account of Camden
Branch.. f. 7,193 20
Negro Bonds paid this year, but chargeable to
the previous ;
have been, by all the united and concenirated isms
of the day, their attitude if such as to command the
highest respect of their brethren throughout the
length and breadth ot the land. Such men, so firm,
so uncompromising, so constantly reliable, cannot al
ways be kept under. They will yet win that victory
which they have already so eminently deserved, and
once more be enabled to take their places by the side
of the con8orvative men of the 19 States that went
for Buchanan and Breckinridge. The thirty-two
thousand Democrats of New Hampshire, in their de
feat, stand up as nobly as the fifty-two thousand of
North Carolina in their triumph. They fought the
same battle they labored to defeat the same foes
year 31,188 00
The annual abstract of expenditures, usually mark
ed A. does not exhibit the cost of operating the Road
but only includes accounts entered in the Treasur
er's Books, and all payments whether lor debts pre
viously contracted, or for the current expenses of the
year, and it is, therefore, difficult to separate the
items and institute an accurate comparison with the
cost of onerations for previous years. To avoid this
in future. 1 recommend that a separate set of Book
be kept under the direction of the Superintendent, in
. . .r . . . . ... .1 . 1 n
which the legitimate expenaitures 01 tne year suai
be separated Irom those 01 previous years.
A comparison of the receipts of the present, wit
the corresponding period ot the previous year wil
An acrease from Through Travel of $21,232 70
" Way " l,U4i v
A dorepse in tho Freight 12,030 71
" in the Mail 5,421 69
Or an aggregate increase from all sources of.. 4,875 09
In the receipts from Fieight during the previous
yaar was entered the sum of $18,411 80, received
from ihe Cheraw and Darlington Rail Company, in
thr. stock of that Company, for the transportation of
Iron and other materials, and if this amount be de
ducted, the comparison will exhibit an absolute in
crease of $6,481 09 over the previous year.
Daily Journal, I811 inst.
W ilmington and Manchester Rail Kond Co.
The Committee on proxies, &c, appointed yester-
they gave to James Buchanan three to four thousand day forenoon report 1701 shares represented in per-
more votes than they polled for their own fellow son 5760 by proxy. In the afternoon the repori of the
New-Hampshire man, Frank. Pierce. Is there any president and Directors, with the accompaning docu
disgrace attaching to their defeat ? None, certainly, ments were received, read and referred to a committee
so far as they are concerned. If there be a disgrace, 0f five, consisting of Dr. K. Harlee, of Marion, J. E.
it attaches to their foes It attaches to those "Third VVitherspoon, of Sumter, B. F. Williamson, of Dar-
Degree Americans" who claimed to be " national," lington, and Wm. A. Wright, and R. H. Cowan, of
and yet went bodily for Fremont, the sectional Abo- Wilmington.
lition candidate. A series of by-laws was submitted to the meeting
New Eneland is not all gone. Neither is Ohio, nor bv Wm. A. Wrizht, Esq., of Wilmington. After
Michigan, nor any other of the Northern States. gome debate, they were adopted.
Overgrown as their soil may now be by the noxious The meeting organized this morning, and the com
weeds of Abolitionism, and all the other isms of ihe mittee to which had been referred the President's re-
day, there is still a glorious remnant left of the seed port and accompaning documents, reported through
of true Democracy, deep-rooted and hardy, which its chairman, Dr. Harlee, congratulating the slock
will eventually outgrow and dispossess all the nox- holders upon the cheering prospects of the work, and
iouB trash that now interleres with its full develop- the probability of an early realization ot fair profits
4. f1! V, '.nrma own alTnlllirol 1 T thai r1ntDtK I . 1. " - : t. rl'V.
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tinnlrt of the North have most earnestlv desired, and anu "urauon, ..un wru..avjr, uC,..ft wu uie several rroumineuuduuii u'u uy tuo iIC
fld- W horn the Gods mean to destroy they first make amem.ine Auumng v.ommuiee,anu iue oupennienuer.i,
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mad. Surely, this axiom of the ancients were never an" especially preaseu upon me Mucnuoiueis uie
more strikincly illustrated than in the case of the op- question in regard to the early construction of the
position to the Democratic party in North Carolina, workshops, recommending tnat these be located by
The fruits of the Earth continue to pour in from
our generous country friends. We are indsbted to
David Rivenbark, Esq., of South Washington District,
New Hanover County, for a Sweet Potatoe, of the
" red skin" species, which weighs 6 pounds 2 ounces.
It measures in circumference lenghtwise t feet 6i
inches, in circumference, round, 15J inches.
it is certaii ly painful to find a Southein paper like
the Fayetteville Observer, alluding with sneering
superciliousness to the Democratic editors of the
State of North Carolina, as men not wealthy enough
to own a large amount of slave property, and whose
zeal on behalf of a vital interest of their State and
section ia Utile less than contemptible or misplaced .
Of ihe same character is the sneer of the Wilmington
Herald at Mr. Clingman. We cannot, of course be
lieve that these papers have the most distant desire
to plav into the tanas ol the enemies ot their own
section, and therefore their own enemies, yet such
must inevitably le the result of the course they are
The man who is not directly interested in slave
property would be as much affected as the man who
is. The stockholder in a Southern railroad knows that
the dividends on his stock are earned by the carriage
of the pro.iucts of slave labor. The banker knows
that the security for the notes upon which his capi
tal is lent out, depends upon the safety of this species
of property. The Democratic editors of North Caro
lina, and we say this from our own knowledge, feel
that their interest their business is bound up with
that of their subscribers and customers, and the in
terests of these are bound up with the institution of
slavery. Ol those who actually hold slaves, the pro
portion may not be very large, but such are the ramifi
cations of this interest, that any serious danger to it,
would produce a shock from which no man or inter
est at the South could possibly escape.
By the way, we notice that the last Fayetteville
Observer pays some of its delicate attentions to the
Journal, in a tone in which it is difficult to determine
whether chagrin or ill-nature predominates. The main
charge is that the Journal promised to hit the little
Baltimore affair another lick, but finding the thing al
ready used up and.defunct, and other more living is
sues pressing upon it, it forgot le renew its respects
to that mutual admiration affair. If the Observer can
derive any consolation from our failure to devote ihe
time necessary to carry on a more protracted war
faro against an affair already dead oi ita own weak-
Superior Court. The Term closed on Satuid..y.
The three prisoners from Bladen wero refused bail,
and were remanded to prison.
Andrew Jackson Evans was tried for the murder
ot Joseph Williams, (both free colored,) in this town
on the 30th ult. The jury rendered a verdict of
manslaughter, and the Court sentenced the prisoner
to receive 30 lashes and pay a fine of $100. For the
State, B. R. Huske, Esq. (the Solicitor being in
disposed.) For the prisoner, Gen. John Winslow
and Messrs.-C. G. Wright and Neill McKay.
A Special Term was ordered, for the trial of Civil
Causes, (which were necessarily almost entirely
neglected at this Term,) to be held on the 2d Monday
in February. Fay. Observer lth inst.
Loss of tlie French Steamer I.yominlgc.
New York, Nov. 14. The barque Elise, Captain
Neilson, of and from Hamburg, arrived here this
evening, and reports speaking on the 10th a Bremen
barque having on board sixteen passengers and the
crew of the steamer Lyonnaise, hence for Havre on
the 1st instant, which was run into by a large
6hip on the 2d and abandoned next day. These
sixteen persons were picked up in a boat on the
9ih,with two others who had died. Fourteen of the
rescued were taken on board the Elise, but Mr.
Schaler and his wife remained on board the Bremen
Among the saved is the second mate of the Lyon
naise. who furnishes tho above. The 6econd mate,
and those with him, left the steamer on the after
noon of the 3d, consequently they were six days
in the ooat. The mate says to his knowledge the
captain and all others on board left the next morn
ing. There were forty passengers on board tlie
Lyonnaise, The fate of the rest is uncertain.
SECOND DESPATCH. J
New York, Nov. 15. The Lyonnaise bad a fmall
freight, valued only at $50 000, which was partially
insured here. The ship cost on the Clyde about
100 000. She wasinsu! in Europe. The cap
tain of the Vigo (her consort says the Lyonnaise
was built in seven water-tight compartments, and
if only two bulkheads remained she would still float.
She had on board 39 passengers in the cabin, mak
ing, with the crew, officers, and steerage passengers,
about, 150. She had also on freight $45 000 in
The collision occurred in a dense fog. The stern
cf the ship was cut clean off, and she is supposed to
have sunk immediately, as she was not seen after
wards. The steamer was abandoned the next day crew
and passenger- taking to her sTx boats and a raft.
The latter had forty on board; but it is not supposed
it could have lived through the rough weather tfiat
followed. The boat picked up was the only Vile
boat on board.
Nothing is known 'of the raft and the five other
boats, and it is feared that they and those on board
about 130 have perished.
The Lyonnaise was built at Southampton, an!
temporarily placed on the New York and Havre line.
She was still afloat when abandoned, inepn11
;ers saved suffered terribly from cold some having
heir limbs frozen.
It is not enough for men once enjoying prominence
the stockholders themselves, so as to relieve the
and prestige in their ranks to adopt courses of action Bard f Directors from an embarrassing and distract
totally irreconcileable with all ideas of fidelity to the ,nK question
interest- nf their own State, but it would seem as Trje report closes with a high and deserved tribute
though the party ire-workers were determined that to Mr Fleming, the retiring superintendent.
the acts and avowals of these individuals should be ,ne Stockholder are now, between 12 and
adopted as the acts and opinions of their party, which "'clock. ngae d in diBcuwing the report of the Com
is thus placed in positions untenable before the peo- mittee, the chiet point being made upon that portion
pie, and which can only result in driving off thous- referring to th shops, the location being- brought in
ands from their ranks, as thousands have already incidentally. Daily Journal of Wednesday.
been driven, leaving what, in 1846, was a triumphant
and apparently immovable majority, a defeated and KAPID VV0RK- Un la8t Thursday night, John
hopeless minority in 1856. And this thing is not roug ham the actor, and bis Company, after perform
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over yet. While the Fillmore papers at the South m& Bl w, Duwev ineBt. A(ew x or k, crossed to
were strenuously denying and repudiating all idea of Jersey Cily m their theatrical dresses, and got into a
fusion "or " union ' with the Black Republicans in 8Pcial train provided for them, at 10 minutes past
Pennsylvania, Mr. Rayner goes on to Philadelphia to eigQt o'clock. In 117$ minutes they arrived at the
lend all his aid to this union " or "fusion," so re- Kensington depot, 98 miles from their place of start
pugnant to the South. This fact is brought home j ing proceeded in Omnibusses to the National Thea
beyond a shadow of a doubt, and yet we find every tre m Chestnut Street, and at a quarter before eleven
evidence of a deteimination, on the part of the wire- J116 curtain rose upon the travestie of Pochahontas
workers, to bolster dp, defend, and finally foist upon to be performed by the New York Company, all in
the opposition in this St ite an endorsement of Mr. about three hours trom the time of their leaving the
Rayner's course. Artful glosses will be prepared Stage of the Bowery, New York. The Company
and spread out, and North Carolinian will be asked consisted ot about sixty persons.
to support what thousands, even of their own party,
in the Northern city of Philadelphia rejected with
contempt. Surely, an examination of these strange
movements for years past will divest the otherwise I
surprising revolution in North Carolina of all mys-
teiy. No parly could act as the opposition has done
in North Carolina and hope to sustain itself.
No President since the election of M&difon. in 1813.
has received so small a majority of the electoral votes as Jas,
A Dark Conspiracy Against Fremont. There
is afloat a scheme to kill Fremont off finally as a Pre
sidential Candidate. The plan is to send him to the
United States Senate from New York, in place of
Hamilton Fish. Long before the time for the next
election, he will have put himself out of the way by
exposing bis own unfitness and incompetency.
Tli- Loss of the L.yonnnlae.
New York, Nov. 17. The vessel that came in con
tact with the Lyonnaise and caused the disaster o "
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steamer was the bark Adriatic, irom ueuam, -.
for Savannah, which arrived at Gloucester yesterday
tn roMoJrc ShA sustained but slizht damage, ana
the Captain reports that he did not suppose the steam-
1 AnnnA Hfl savs. that tne
er was eeimusiy umn6-. j . u.
steamers lights were seen about twenty -fnrft
the collision. He was on deck at the time, ana
supposed that the steamer stood on her course, not
being aware that any serious injury was done by her.
Boston, Nov. 17 The bark Adriatic arrived at
Gloucester on the 4th of November, and the cap a n
went immediately to Belfast, where he reported
the Belfast Journal, that he had been tun into by an
unknown steamer, which passed on without 8toppmB
to render any assistance. , . .
The collision happened on the night of the 2d nsu
off South Shoal, and there is no doubt, but that i
the Lyonnaise. The captain hailed her and request
he: to lay by, but her lights disappeared in twen .
Tiie California. Malls-Newa from the Isthm n
New York. Nov. 15.-The U.S. M. Ste. rtu,
Texas, has arrived from Sanuan Del Nord, M wh b
through the San Francisco Mails of the zu"
and accounts from Granada to the 1st insiani.
... i. .... o nnrt ana an c
lien. waiKer s army iuubicu rnrP-ments.
in fine health and spirits, expecting Sle
It was suppesod that he would attack the beam
lies about the 10th Nov. , Fermi"
Among the passengers by the Texas, are r
Ferrer, newly accredited Minister to the u
Nicaragua, and Hon. jouh n. w uec.c, - Qn g
0c- The New York Herald, after lying to defeat
We cut the above from an opposition paper. We Mr. Buchanan before the people, keeps lying on
find that it is going the rounds of the opposition press.
It is not true. General Taylor received a smaller
majority of electoral votes considerably smaller, al
though he had but one competitor.
even after its nefarious schemes have proved abor
tive, starting all manner of baselets, improbable and
impossible rumors. Its lies will now go for less than
r- ' .
S. Minister to Nicaragua, wno cornea
short visit of relaxation. .
Funeral of John M. Clayton.
Philadelphia, Thursday, Nov. Id,
Messrs. James Buchanan and Lewis Cass p
through this city this morning for Delaware,
tend Senator John M. Clayton's funeral tbi
Proii Kansas. .
St Louis, Nov. lT-Advicosfrom.Lawrence
10th inst. have been received. On Saturday j
prisoners were taken to HickoryJ point anu ,
guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to nve j
imprisonment at hard labor.