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ESGELIIAIiD & PRICE, Proprietors, To irhma aH Letters on Business must be addressed. Terms of Subscription. Weekly Paper, one year, invariably in advance, $3 (X) "Do. Six months, " " " 2 00 Pailv raper, one year, invariably in advance, $10 00 six momiis, tlirex; months one month, it uu 3 00 1 00 LAMBS. I loved them so. That when the Elder Shepherd of the fold Canio over with the etorm, and pale and cold, And lagged for ono of my sweet lambs to hold, I bade him go. lie claimed the pet A little fondling thing that to inv breast Clung always, either in quiet or "unrest; I thought of all my lambn I loved him best, And yet and yet I laid him down In those white shrouded arms with bitter tears, For some voice told ine that, in after years, lie .should know naught of passion, grief or fear.-:, Ah I had known. And yet again The I'lder Shepherd came. My heart grew faint; He claimed another lamb, with sadder plaint, Another ! She who, gentle an a saint, Ne'er gave me palu. Aqhast I turned away ! There sat she, lovely as an angel's dream, Her golden locks with sunlight all agieam, Her holy eyes with heaven in their beam; I knelt to pray. 'Is. it Thy will? Father, say, must this pet lamb be given? () thou hast many sueh, dear Lord, in heaven." And a so't voice aid, " Xobly haat thou striven, 15ut jeace, Ik? still." O how I wept, And clasped her to my bosom And vearniiig love inv Iamb- with a wild inv iileasant child. ller, too. I gave. The little angel smiled And sl.-pt. , go." I cried; it ISlu pherd laid hi.- hand if oiy household band; c there he took lii.s stand e to his side. F"i- one again th I lOn the nohlest Lik a pa: sprctr Clo.- And yet how woiidron.s awcet The look y 1 1 i which he heard niv liassionat erv. Touch not my lamb: for him O let me die ! " "A little while," he said with smile and sigh: Again to meet." Hopeless I fell; And when I rose the light had burned so low, So faint, I could not see my darling go; He had not bidden me farewell, but (, 1 felt farewell! More deeply, far. Than . my arms had t ompassed that slight frame, Tiio" couSd I but have heard him call my name--'J)car mother! " hut in heaven 'twill be the same. There burns,my star! He will not take Aiioth. r lamb, I thought, for only one Of the dear fold is spared to be my sun, My guide, my mourner when this life is dune-; My heart would break. ( with w hat thrill I heard him enter! but I did not know ( For it was dark) that he had robbed me so. The idol of luv soul he could not go "(J, heart, be still! 'ame morning. Can I tell How this poor frame its sorrowful tenant kept? For waking tears were mine; I, sleeping wept, And days, months, years, that weary vigil kept. Alas ! Farewell. How often it is said : ;, and wonder, too, some time, m, when, in the happier clime. I sit and thin How it will .- It never will ring out like funeral chime Over the dead. No tears ! no tears ! Will there a day come that I shall not weep ? For I be dew my pillow in my sleep. Yes, yes : thank God! no grief that clinic shall keep, In weary yea s. Ay, it is w ell ! Well with my limbs, wt 11 wih their earthly guide ; There pleasant rivers wander they besiele, Or strike sweet harps upon their silver tide - Ay, it is well. Through all the dreary day onic from glorious light to me. 1 their touch, their faces see, whisper.-, thev do come t me ; Th. y ol I canu. Vet n. v ten t f ei sou fh-av'n is not far away. I:i!y is Iviiig. A rose-i urtaiiied cradle, whe re nestleii within Soft cambric and t'aimel lie pounds; seventeen; "Tis the thi-otiu of a tyrant, that pink little thing Is an autocrat august for Babv is King! (IiniiI. sol. inn grandfather, dares hardly to speak, Or walk, lest the sleeper should hear his boot creak Crandma is a martyr in habit.- and cap, Which t he monarch unsettles, as well as her nap. I'apa wi-e r.nd iuigh'y--jnst home from the house, Orous nit ek on the- thresholdand moves like a mouse To stare at the bundle, then outward he goes, bike an elephant trying to walk on its toes. -1. Mlecn the ballro m throws lovallv down llef re him t!i- roses she wore in her crown. And sings little love-songs of who .1,t loves IN cries when she stops like a merciless elf. H- Slings rigid and left his saucy fat list, And then, tin- next moment, expe-cts to be kisscel He demands people's watches to batter about, And meet a refusal with struggle and shout. Then, failing to con-pier with passionate cry, He quivers his lip, keeps a tear in his eye : And so wins the battle this wise little "thing ! He knows the world over, that Baby is King ! Letter from (it ii. Earl" Hi- Deft iu-c of Sir. La.vis. We received recently a copy of the Mexican l imes of January liotli, published in the city of Mexie-o, by (iov. Allen, of Louisiana. In it we find ..1 communication from (Jen. Jubal Early, intro .tiietorv to his le tter written from Havana to the N. V. News, and which we published some time since, i 'rom the communication of Gen. Early we extract the-following noble defense of Mr. Davis, which will doubtless be read with pleasure by every true Southerner: " In the overwhelming odds in men and resour ces which the United States had against us, are to be found sufficient reasons for the failure of our cause. -without looking for others ; ami no man, with a proper sense of propriety, can read, with out feelings of unmitigated disgust, the abuse which a few writers in the Southern State, who contributed nothing to the success of the cause themselves, have attempted to heap on President Davis. " A feeling of self-respect, if nothing else, should ' (strain every Southern man from uttering aught of reproach against our leader, under his present misfortunes, and the generous everywhere can but respect the prisoner of Fortress Monroe. " In a ride from the State of Virginia through ;iie States of North Carolina, South Carolina, 1 b-orgia, Alabama, Mississipjii, Arkansas, and lVxas. I diet not find a good man or a gooil woman ' ho did not -x press the deepest sympathy and prol'ouiulest respect for Mr. Davis ; and it maybe issumeel as certain, that wherever any pretended confederate, ;it home or abroad, is fountl denounc ing him, that man has either done nothing for the cause himself, or has been a positive injury to it. " President Davis, during the long and severe struggle which he sustained by the energy and integrity of his character, may have committed e rrors of judgment as to men and measures not to have done so would have required him to be more than human but when the history of that strug lc is fairly and truly written, all men will be com "iled to yield him credit for the purest and lofti- -t patriotism. " At present he is suffering obloquy and impris onment for the cause of his countrruen, and he s f ntitled to receive the synrpathies of sill the ,'ood and true among them. "Ile.spect fully, J. A. Eakia." Kyuchbnrg Republknn. The Kentucky Conference of the Methodist episcopal Church North is in session at'Coving i n. It has admitted thirty seceding ministers h'jm. tho Church South. r . VOL. 22. ONLY A COUNTRY GIRL. " You're mistaken, I would sooner die than mar- ry a mere country girl. " j " But, Fred, suppose her intelligent, moral, full I of natural poetry, tender hearted, graceful, nn- spoileil by admiration, a guileless, simple, loving ' creature. " t " Oh," said Fred, laughingly, choice collection of virtue and grace. Country beauties are always J sweet, and so are country cows. No, I tell you, if I she was as lovely as an angel, with the best sense j in the world, still if unskilled in music and lit ; erature, with no soul above churns and knitting needles, I would not marry her for a fortune." i " Ha ! ha !" laughed Helen Irving, but it was ! a very pianissimo laugh, way down in the very . corner of her heart. Hidden by the trunk of a large tree, she sat reading within a few feet of the ; egotist. ! In another moment the young lady came in sight. Fred's face crimsoned, and he whispered in visi- ble trejidatiou. ' " Do you think she heard me? " " No," rejoined the other audibly she shows no resentment, she has not even looked up from Iter book, you are safe; she could not have heard you, but what an angel she is." Yes, Helen was an angel as far as outward beau ty might merit the euconium. She sat half re : clining on a rustic seat striving to smooth out the , dimples in her cheeks as site laid her book aside ami began to twine a hnisheil wreath ot wild roses. 1 Leaning on one white arm, the gnarled white oak tree a back ground, flowers strewed around her, peeping from her white dress, she sat quite at her ease, apparently unconscious that two hand- ' some young gentlemen were so near her. j Ap2roaching with a low bow, upon which his : mii-ro set the seal of faultless elegance, Freder ick L-j,ne took the liberty of asking if the young lauv would inform him where Mr. Irving lived. With an innocent smile the beauty looked up. "Mr. Irving, the only one living in the village, is my father," said she, rising in a graceful and charming manner. ."The large house on high ground, half hidden by trees and thick shubbery, ; that's where we live. I believe it was an academy , once, that's a sort of select school, isn't it ? the most natural simplicity, turning to Fred with He replied with another very graceful bow. "Toil your father," said he, "that I shall do myse lf the honor to call upon him to-morrow. lie will remember me, Frederick Lane, at your service." "Yes, sir, I will tell him for you," said Helen, tucking her sleeve around her pretty arm, ami i making a rather formal courtesy. Then catching up her books and gathering the scattereel flowers, she hurried home. "Now, father, mother, aunt and sis," exclaimed the merry girl, bounding into the room where the Inmily were at supper, "so sure as you and I live, that Air. Lane you talk so much about, is in the village. He will be here to-morrow the first speci men of a city beau, (as of course he will,) all sen timent, refinement, faultless in kids and spotless in dickey, important and self-assured as one oi that kind can possibly be. Promise mo all of 3-011, j that you'll not lisp one word about music, reading and writing in his presence, because I have a plan. Father will not, I know, but if you, sis, will keep ' quiet and ask no questions, I will give you that : work box you have coveted so long. "Helen, you are not quite respectful," saiel her i hither. " Forgive me, dear father," and her arms were j around his neck. I always mean well, but I am ! thoughtless." " There, all is right now," she ad ded, kissing him lovingly on the temple. " Come, sis, what say you V" " Why, on that condition, I'll be as still as a mouse ; "Ah but what's your reason that's s my own business," saiel Helen, dancing out ot the room. Helen sat at an open window, through which rose bushes thrust their blushing buds, making both a sweet shade and fragrance. The canary, overhead, burst forth every moment in wild snatch es of glorious music. Helen was at work 011 long blue stockings, nearly finished, and her fincrers Hew like snow birels. " You knit most admirably. Are you fond of it?" " Yes, quite, I like it better than any thing else that is, I mean, I can churn well." " And do you read much ?" Fred's glance had traveled from the corners of his eyes to every ta ble, shelf and corner, in search of some books or papers, but not a page, nor leaf, yellow or rare, repaid his search. " Oh, yes," said Helen, with a sanctified air. " What books ? permit me to ask." " I read the Bible a good deal," she said grave- " Is that all ?" "All, of course not, ami what do we not hud in the Pible ? History, poetry, eloquence, romance the most thrilling pathos blushing, and recol lecting herself, she added with a manner as child ish as it before hail been dignified, as for the other books, let me sec, I've got in my library there's the primer, (counting on her fingers,) Second Class Header, llobinson Crusoe, Nursery Tales, Fairy Stories, two or three elements of something, Biography of some persons or other, Mother's Magazine, and King William III. There, isn't that a good assortment ?" Freel. smiled. " Perhaps I don't know as much as those who have went to school more," she added, as if disap pointed at the mute rejoinder, "but in making bread and churning butter, and keeping house, I am not to be outdone." The young man felt more in pity than in love, but his visits did not always so result. He began to feel a magnetic atti action, and he mainly attrib uted to Helen's beauty; but the truth is, her sweet ness and artlessness of character, engaging man ner ami disposition, quite won the city bred aris tocrat Freel. Lane. There was a freshness about everything she said or did. She perplexed as well as delighted him. Often as he was wondering how some homely expression would be received in good society, some beautiful sentiment would suddenly drop like pearl from her lips, more remarkable for original ity than brilliancy. '"If I should fall into the snare," thought he, "I can educate her; it will be worth trying." It was useless to combat his passion; so at last he fell at Helen's feet, figuratively speaking, and confessed his love for her. " I care not, Helen, only bvs mine," was his ina vaihible answer to her exclamation of un worthi ness, "How she would appear in society." They were married, had returned from their wedding tour, and yet, at the expiration of their honeymoon, Fred, was more in love than ever. At a grand entertainment, given by the relatives of the bridegroom, Helen looked more beautiful. Her husband diel not insist that she should depart from simplicity, ami indeed, without jewels, or laces, with that fresh white robe, simple sash of blue, and ornaments of fair moss rose, she was by far the most lovely creature in the room As she entered the great saloon, blazing with j light, her heart failed her. " Shall I love him as dearly," she asked herself, "If I lind he is ashamed of me? I cannot bear the thought; but should ho overcome all conventional notions, then I have a husband to be honored, and then he shall bejproud of his wife." How she watched him as he presented her to one and another. "Simple," whispered a magnificent girl, re splendent with diamonds, as she curled her lips and passed by. The observation escaped neither Helen nor her husband. She looked at him. Ho smiled a lover's smile, and only drew her closely 11' -! -h r 11 .1 1 Mlf 1. 1l u: Tvr : f. j a.i wif ' I lUUl JL 1 ClU fill V UJLldViA UVl Hill Xl Aflll XAAILX ! tyred himself on the shrine of ignorant rusticity 1 inlr (ff-4Hir ......"WIT LfirSrn jfV . . - , ... 'i ' WILMINGTON, N. ft, - THURSDAY MORNING, MAECH 29. 1SGG. But he ! O, joy ! he seemed to love her the more as she clung to his arm so timidly, his noble face expressetl the pride he truly felt, he looked as if he would have swept back the scorne;rs with one motion of his hand, had they ventured one wave too high on the shore of his pride. He seemed to excuse every Icok, every word, not in ttrict conformity to etiquette; and Helen's heart beat high, and tears came to her eyes, when she felt how noble a heart she had won. The young bride stood near her husband talk ing in a low tone when a new comer appeared. bhe was a beautiful slightly formed creature, with haughty features. Ill concealed scorn lurked in the brilliant eyes whenever she glanced toward Helen. Once she held sway over the heart of Freel. and hearing whom he had married, she fan cied her time had come. " Do you suppose sho knows anything? " whis pered a low voice near her. Helen's eye sparkled, her face flushed indignant ly. She turned to her husband. He was gone, speaking at a little distance with a friend. " Do you play, Mrs. Lane? " she asked. There was a mocking tone in her voice. "A little," answered Helen, her cheeks blush- " And sing? " " A little," was the half reply, " Then do us the , favor," exclaimed Miss Som mers, looking askance at her companions. "Come, I myself will lead to the instrument." Hark ! whose masterly touch ! Instantly was the half spoken word arrested, the cold ear and haughty head -were turned in listening surprise Such melody ! Such correct intonations ! Such breadth, depth, and vigorous touch ! Who is she ? She plays like an angel ! And again hark ! A voice rolls a flood of melody ; clear, powerful, and passing sweet ; aston ishment gives many a fair cheek a deep scarlet. There is a deep silence unbroken, ami the silver strr.I lis iloat up : "Aye ! care I not for cold neglect Though tears unbidden start, And scorn is but a bitter word, .Save when it, breaks the heart. If one be true, L" one be true, The world may careless be, Since I may "only keep my love, And tell my grief te thee." "Glorious voice !"' said Fred, to his friend ; who with the rest hael panseel to listen. "Who can she " The words were sudelenly arrested on his lips. She turned from the piano, and the unkown was his wife ! "I congratulate you, Fred," saiel the young man at his side, but he spoke to marble. The color had left his cheek. He walked slowly toward her. xi ne was speecmess wmi amazement, so was not she. A rich bloom mantled her cheek, tri umph made her eyes sparkle as they never diet be fore ; they Hashed like diamonds. A crowd trath ered to compliment her. In a graceful acknowl edgement she blended wit and humor. "How well she talks ; who would have thought it. "He has found a treasure, was whispered all arouiul the room. Meanwhile, Frederick Lane stood like one en- 1. X.l M . 1 TAil . A' 'A' A T 1 1 ciiauieei, winie 111s tmie rustic wiie ouoieei uooks with perfect abandon, admired this one, con demned that. A sedate looking young student lost himself in a Latin quotation ; Helen smilingly finished it, and she received a look of eloquent thanks. But mots, repartee, language rich, fancy and imagery, fell from her beautiful lips, as if they had .received a touch from some fairy hand. Still Frederick walked by her side like one in a dream, pressed his hands over his bewildered eyes to bo sure of his senses when he saw her bending, a breathing vision of loveliness, over the harp, her full arm leaning on its golden strings, heard again that rich voice, now plaintive with some tender memory, rise ami fall in sweet and sorrowful ca deuce. "Tell me," ho said, when alone, "what tloes this mean? I feel like one awakened from a dream. " " Only a country girl," said Helen, then falling into her husband's arms, she exclaimed, "forgive me, 1 am that little rustic that von would sooner elie than wed. Are you sorry you married me?" "Sorry, my glorious wife. But, Helen, you could not deceive. Diel I not understand you had never "Been at an academy," she broke in ; "never took a music lesson, never was taught to sing, all very true, and yet 1 an all you see me here to- night, myself my own teacher; with labor and dil igence, I hope I am worthy to be the wife ef one so goexl and exalted as I find my husband to be." Header, would'nt you and I like to be there just now and hear her story, and see the bright smiles between, her pretty face and dimples, as she tells how she banished the piano, books, harp, portfo lio, music, all in an empty room by themselves, and locking the door, leaving them to seclusion and dust, while the young country girl, without any deep, laid scheme, succeeded in convincing the well bred city gentleman, that he could marry a charming rustic, if her fingers were more fami liar with the churn and knitting needles, than the piano and books ? FKOM WASHINGTON. Quartermaster's Department Military Affairs National Bankti, &c. Washington, March 18. The depot quartermaster of the department of Washington is mindly reducing the number of clerks, messengers and teamsters under his super vision. By the discontinuance of the sub-depot, foot of G. slieet, no less than 30 persons have been discharged. The total number of employees under General Ilucker at one time during the war amounted to nearly 20,000 persons now they number less than 1,300. The highest number of horses for aged at this department was 75,000; it is now less than 5,000. Major A. H. Andrews, U. S. A., has been as signed to the command of the military district of Ouachita, department of Arkansas. Lieut. Gen. Grant has "instructed commanders of military departments to reduce the number of volunteer organizations in their respective com mands. The 3d, 5th, 0th, 10th, 13th, ISth and 2d cav alry regular regiments have been assigned to duty in the department of Missouri. The military districts in the department of Missouri, except the district of New Mexico, have been discontinued. . There are now 1,613 national banks, with a cir culation amounting to $201,638,920. Total capi tal, 8112,603,236. Foreign Items. The steamer Germania, at New York from Liverpool, reports that the Pe ruvian, City of Cork, Helvia, Australasian, Damas cus and Tripoli had all arrived out previous to 'ae 6thinst. . . A proclamation had been issued in Ireland offering 11 reward of one hundred pouuels for such informtion as will lead to the arrest of the Ameri can, Greary, w. o fired on head constable O'Sulli vau in the tow;, of New Castle on the 21st of Feb- ruary. ... Tn Parliament the prevalence 01 r enianism m the British army was acknowledge by the Marquis j of Harrington, Secretary of V ar; hut it was aeiaeei . that Sir Hugh Rose, the commander in chief, had : no doubt of the general loyalty of the force. A j proposition was made to fortify the west coast of Ireland, in view of a possible American invasion. The Fenians of Kingston had been fraternizing I with the crew of an American war vessel lying in j the harbor, but on the movement becoming known to the oflicers of the ship they at once put an end to the entente cortfiale. j Baron Hottiueruer. the banker, who for many :; Uw.ra h-n iieen hiivrc.lv en craered iuimericitu irauu. . ... . . , 1 IWitr in Paris. He left a fortune of twelve HH'W T -I'tT millions dollars to be divied among three children, NEWS SUIUMARF. Confedekates is Mexico. Captain M. F. Mau ry has left Mexico for England, and ex-Governor Allen for Paris. Dr. Kavauaugb, formerly uf Missouri, died in Mexico on the 28th hit. Uen'l James E. Slaughter and Captain Price; "son of Sterling Price, of Missouri, more recently Major General in the Confederate States- army, are run ning a steam saw mill between Orizaba and Cor dova. Generals Hindman, Hardeman, . Watson, and Colonels Green, Whaley, Fox and Roberts are at Cordova. Shelby Price, Judge Perkins, Green and others have purchased land between Patrero and Cordova, and have gone to work to clear it. They, as all others who have capital, will do well. Two crops a year of cotton, ; coffee, to bacco, corn and vanilla can be raised in this re gion. Gen. Shelby is the owner of a splendid farm, and is doing well. The papers are almost all publishing a statement directly the reverse of the truth in regard to the orders recently issued in South Carolina relative to the lands granted for three years to the freed men by General Sherman. The order is that the owners may have pos$essio?i (the title to stand as it is) where they make with the freedmen con tracts, approved by the Freedmen's Bureau, to re main as laborers. If the freedmen refuse to make such contracts, they will be dispossessed. If the owners so refuse, the freedmen will remain in pos session. Ihe city authorities of Mobile are making pre parations to prevent the appearance of. cholera. The Mayor issued a proclamation establishing strict quarantine against all vessels arriving in the bay from any port in the West India Islands or elsewhere where the cholera may be prevailing, quarantine commenced on the ytJi. The quaran tine station is to De selected by the military au thorities. Dr. L. Guild, formerly Medical Direc tor of the army ot Northern Virginia, is appointed quarantine pnysician. Cheap Cattle and Hokses. By the expiration of the Canada reciprocity treaty and the defeat of tne inn in congress lor renewing some of its rates for the exchange of commodities, the trade in live stock between the United States and the provinces comes witnin the general tariff of 1862, which in cludes among the articles exempt from duty " an imals living, ot all kinds. " So we may send for Canadian horses, and supply ourselves with Cana dian cattle and sheep free from tax. This is bad for the protectionists, but good for the people. Reconstruction in Texas. The Texas Recon struction Convention, which assembled 011 the 7th. of last month, is still in session progressing very slowly with its work. The miy recent point in its proceedings 01 importance of which we nave received a report is the adoption of an ordiinme-p. declaring the secession ordinance null,: rendun- eing the right to secede in future, and acknowledg ing tne supremacy 01 tne naionai constitution. Tho Washington Intelligencer commends to ev ery citizen at the North who has acquaintance at the oouth, extensive or otherwise, to open corres pondence at once, in order to ascertain for him self the condition of public sentiment there, and makes this suggestion in view of the testimony (ex parte J now being given to the country by the " Central Directory " in Congress. . , ;, Mobile planters are nocking to, New Orleans for the purpose of procuring loans, of buying agricul tural implements, and to make arrangements for planting. If the planters can get ready cash how? to carry out their plans, there is hope of obtaining, the 2,500,000 bales of cotton that some writers fig ure out for next season. The people of Maryland and Baltimore ,,ao,-e prosecuting a number of charitable and benevo lent measures for the relief of the destitute people of Virginia and other Southern ' States. They have their reward in the thanks of the whole Southern people,, and the richer reward in the approval of their consciences. Lmiortant Legal Tinder Decision .in., New York. The Superior Court of New York, in geh- 1 a 1 - -1 -1 11 .1 -w- erai term, nas decided in tne case 01 John Wilson and others vs. Edwin D. Morgan et al., that law ful money of the United States is a legal tender for a debt contracted to be paid in gold or silver, and that a judgment that a debt be paid in gold cannot be rendered. The Freedmen in Georgia. We notice in our exchanges from the interior of Georgia, that flie negroes are working very well, and that there are cheering hopes of good crops. The wheat crops are promising large yields, and the planters, are quite confident of a generally prosperous season. The same, we learn, may be said of the upper disr tricts of our State. .." ' The Atlantic Telegraph Company. This Coni pany is undergoing the process of reorganization. It is to be under new - management. It is under stood that Mr. Peabody has given the great in'fln euee of his name to the new Directory.- Snch "solid" men will give renewed vitality to the en terprise and insure early' and complete success. Elections in Pennsylvania. The Democratic candidates for Mayor and Treasurer of HaiTisburg, have been elected at an election held on Friday last. The whole Democratic, ticket was successful in Millersburg and York. These are all large gains, and we trust that in these cases, "strawft show which way the wind blows." The President has pardoned but a small num ber of persons for the past week. The entire force of the Attorney General's office is now engaged itt' making up the report of persons pardoned, called for by Congress. In South Carolina the whole number pardoned so far is six hundred and fifty five. ;;- The New York Tribune says that the taxes . in. this country are heavier than are or j ever .were borne by any other Thirty Millions of people on earth. Adding our State and municipal jtO our National taxes, and they amount to not a penny les3 than $20 each per annum for the whole American people. - . Hon. A. H. Stephens. A Washington' 'paper1 says that a letter from Crawfordville, Ga., states that Alexander H. Stephens will soon visit that city, his parole having been so amended by the; President, allowing him to do so. ' ; '' ' Gen. Wade HAMJTON.-This distinguished gen tleman arrived here a day or two ago7 He i& in good health and spirits, and says that his freed J people are working well on his plantation in Lou-: isiana'. Columbia PhomLc. , ,,,- Virginia. The late Virginia Legislature passed a law giving to all colored persons and Indians the right to testify in the courts in all matters in which they are interested. The law to go into effect af ter its passage. The Cotton Crop in Louisiana. Letters from Louisiana say that the planters of that State are devoting almost their entire attention to the raising of cotton, and that all things now, look promising. ' ." Madame Murat, of Tallahassee, Florida, -widow of the Lite Col. Archie Murat, and first cousin to the Emperor of France, has received a life annu ity of fifty thousand francs, in consideration of her losses by the result of the war. Gen. Bttrnside Nomtnated for Gov. of Rhode Island. Providence, March 02. Gen. Barnside. was nominated by acclamation for Governor by the Union Coven tion. '- "" -"r The. Wihconsiu Senate has adopted the resolu tion striking out the word " white " Iron&the sec-! tion in regard to qualifications of electors, by a vote of 17 to 11. . ;;uiu ; Reports from Canada indicates subsiding 6f Fenian exeitemefi t, the dreaded ot Patrick s having passed without an invasion, an earthquake . - - or even a torpedo explosion. "vVf NO. 8. STATE KEWS. Westtrn BAiiJtOAD.On yesterday, the annual ; meeting of the stockholders of the W. II. R. was i held in the Town-Hall. S: T. Hawley was called ; for some time special mail ngent for North Caro to the chair and J. M. Rose made Secretary. s . j lina, has been transferred to South Carolina, and Messrs. J. D. Williams and E. J. Hale, appont- Dr. Jobe, of East Tennessee, has been appointed ed to ascertain whether a maioritv of the stook t in his nlace for this Stat. was represented, reported affirmatively. The proceedings of the last annual meeting were reau. ihe President's, Superintendent's and Treasurer's reports were submitted. - The Mayor and Commissioners of the town rep resented the town stock. D: McNeill Messrs. W. Alderman and D. Mc Cormick the county stock. . , , '"A committee was appointed to examine into af fairs of the Company, and the meeting adjourned, to await the report of the committee. ' F(tteieriUeNercs,20t?iinst. ' The ( Grave of J udge J. J. Daniel. We learn from a friend that the grave of Judge ;Daniel, i in the cemetery near this city, has. no mark of any kind to designate where he lies, and that an en closure has been run across Ms grave. It is a sad thing that the final resting place of sa great and good a man should be thus neglected. We feel sure it is only necessary to call attention to it, to insure such steps as will lead to a suitable tomb stone or monument for one who was among the ablest of our jurists and purest of our statesmen. The Bar of the State should be proud of the op portunity to erect a monument to his memory; especially as we learn his family desired to remove his remains to Halifax, but were indnced bv the Bar to permit them to remain here, so that thev :i.i ai. -ii. i . . migiih lesuiy. meir regara ior nis memory by erec ting a monument over them. Hal. Standard. Council of State. Gov. Worth has summon ed the Council of State to meet in Raleigh on oamieuiy mu xui uay oi April next. The IOilOW ing gentlemen constitute the Council: Hon. Wm. A. Wright, President, New Hanover. " Jesse J. Yeates, Hertford. " Wm. Eaton, Jr., Warren. , " Daniel L. Russell, Sr., Brunswick. " H. A. Lemly, Forsyth e. " Calvin J. Cowles, Wilkes. ": 1L-F.Simon ton, Iredell. Orange Superior Court. We learn that at the Superior Court of Orange county, held last week by Judge Gilliam, nine negroes and two white men were whipped for laicenv. Mr. Settle ap peared for the State. Necrro testimonv was ad mitted between negroes, as heretofore. Ihis promises well as the besinniner of a Gener al "cleaning up." Even the first round of the Courts, if justice should be thus administered, will have a happy effect in restraininer vice and crime. Siandgrd. : ; . , Wayne Female College. During our absence last week, a letter from Rev. S. Milton Frost was received,' giving encouraging accounts of his labor in behalf of the College. He expects to raise $2,- UUU in the city of New York alone, and thinks he could carry the sum much higher if he could re main longer. The College will probably open for the recep tion of day and boarding scholars some time in the month of April broldsboro JVeics. R. H. Burns, Esq., a gentleman who represent ed this county in the Legislature in former years as one of its-Commoners, died at his residence at Cedar Hill, on Sunday afternoon, the 11th. of tv- phpid fever, aged about forty years. Mr. Burns had bfeen in "feeble health for some time, which finally culminated in the fever which terminated his life. He was - a crentleman in everv ense of the word unassuming in his manners, respected and beloved of all. Wad. 'Aram. We leam that. Colonel W. C. Smith, of Anson county, has recently sold his plantation, consist ing of about 2,200 acres, with all the improve ments,, stock of all kindshorses, mides, cattle and hogsf arming implements,, and his accumu- 7 . i .-. T , - ' x i.1 Tr- lauuu oi pruvisious, ma gentleman irom Virginia, for $25,000 ih gold' or its equivalent in currency. -This is looked upon as a very good sale, but as no iftore than the . place with its advantasres was worth. , -,r ; ...... t :i? .. - .Crop Prospects: r-The Statesville American says : We hear various reports as to the damage done to tne growing wheat crop, by the; late cola spell, but most of them concur in the statement hat th wheat was very little damaged and with seasonable weather hereafter-will measuably re cover. :r The injury, was top-killing merely, net ex- ending to roots and germ. The month of March has been most favorable to farm operations, if anything rather too dry. The following are the delegates from the North. Carolina Con ference to the General Conference, of ho Methodist l!ipi8copal Church, South; to beheld in New, Orleans, on the first Wednesday irt April ? Revs. N. F. Read. C. F. Deems. D.D.. B. Craven. D.D.;NvHi: D. Wilson, W. H, Bobbit, J. S. Biifkhea'd,' aiid' It. S. Moran,' Revs. D. B. Nichol son; wm; -tsamnger and wm. Uioss, u.u., are re serve delegates, i ; - Increased MAm FAeiLrrrEs. The Charlotte- Democrat learns from an official source,- that the P. O. Department has entered into a contract with the Wilmingtoif ; "Charlotte fc Rutherford Railroad to cany the mail three time a week between Wil mington and wheiby, via Lumberton, Launnburg, Wadesboso', Monroe, . Charlotte Lincolnton; &c. All. intermediate offices now established, or new ones that may be established, are . to be suppled. .Low Water tn Cuerituck Sound. The wind and dry' weather Tiave decreased the volume of water in Cxrrituck sound to such a degree that the following crafts are now; ashore in that pOndL awaiting:' a high tide or ; a cessation of wind.1 Steamer Orlando and barges,, steamer Emma and barge. he steamer lioanoke is lying at Great Bridge witn inachinery broken. , j ,.-:oiiT'....i Norfolk Day Hook. The Sirfn'daVd snuffs treason to the country in a proposed tournaPient id the city of : Wilmingfon.'-- JBeaUy- in ; Ms tooesfave zeal, our neighbor is in !danger: of making,., himself, ridiculous. In addi tion to the tests ot " loyally heretofore prescribed. iby the Slandara, let this be added : No one, on liorseback, hereafter, 'mttsi punch at a ring vnt7i a tickjoeminet. ox'r ; - i Mr. Soloman V. Simons has also sold nearly all his place.; near WadesboroV consisting of 1,300 acres, to a gentleman from New Jersey, at 911 per acre. Ihe gentleman is now in possession of the place.' He has also purchased all of Mr. S. 's stock horses, mules, &c. and farming implements and provisions. John Anderson, described as an ex-slave, who had followed a United States officer from North atolina to New York, thought to make his living here last week by stealing a small gold bar and jew elry from liisemployer. He was inr consequence provided for. We learn that. Mr. W. A. Smith, of Concord, is in this county, looking up lands for a New York company. He has orders to purchase ten thousand acres. It is the intention of the company to set tle English emigrants on the lands. v r ; ' -"' x Wadesboro' Argus, ' Thev are coine to have a Thespian troupe in Raleigh, composed of young nieri, residents of that fcityrand as soon as 'practicable ' will give i series f-ttramfltiehteriininents. ; They design0 ttevot- mg th funds realized to the purchase of books, ind if .possible founding a :Kbraryr : . ., ,i The Ashville News says that : that town hiaa re cently . received several accessions of citizens. Among' the number it mentions t Colonel W- J& Cocife? fcn ex-member iof tgrejjs "froni "TSast Tennessee. cc-js u- aaUortsi-'p i&'jiQia hL mffiim&, &&&&& ty, has gone to Washington on a visit connected with his researches in the history of bis State. TERMS OF ATJVEilTISIIfO. 1 square, of 10 lines or less, for each and every inser tion, $1. Special Notices will be charged $2 00 per square for each and every insertion. All Obituaries and private publications of every charac ter, are charged as advertisements. : No advertisement, reflecting upon private charac ter, can, tinder ant crncraisTANCEs, bo admitted- ! He hopes to recover General Tryon's letter book. olu'cu uui me .executive omce during tho last ays of the war; f Post Office ArpoiivrMEvr. B. B. Vassal. Esn.. Tost Mistress Change of Name. The name of Sills Creek Post Office, in New Hanover Co., N.C., has been changed to that of "Camera," and Miss Mary M. Johnston appointed post mis tress. Ex-Gov. Vance. We learn that this distinguish ed gentleman has concluded to settle in Charlotte, where he will devote himself to the practico of his profession. His health is entirely restored. . Sentinel. Frju2.--We regret to hear that Mr. J. B. Carver, r-ra7'3 Creek iu thw County, met with the loss of his house and furniture by firo on Sunday last. Faycttcville News. The Raleigh Progress, 19th, says it has been re quested to say that a Fenian circle will bo formed in that city during the present week. The fisheries of the State are now said to be in full operation, and there are excellent prospects of an abundant supply of herring. The Commercial. Mr. Spelman having com pleted his arrangements, will commence the pub lication of the Commeixial in Newborn, on or about the 1st day of April. , We learn that the Railroad Bridge over the Ca tawba river (between Charlotte and Lincolnton) will be completed in four or five weeks. There is a steam candy manufactory at Char lotte. The people of Raleigh are Cemetery. improving their Boiled Wheat. It is strange that intelligent men and women pay so. little attention to healthy diet. Fashion dictates, and deluded, weak-minded persons would rather be out of the world than out of fashion. I suppose everybody knows it is not fashionable to use boiled wheat, for I will venture to rav that, ono fourth of the civilized world has never seen this article used on the table. Life is wasted awav with fine bread, toasts and puddings, and, finally, wuen it is too late, nypophosphite is recommen ded to restore health and strength. All this trou ble would be unnecessary if we woukl use nlcntv of boiled wheat. Some persons bear acquaintance, and after you once know them fully you always love them : so it is with boiled wheat, after you once learn to eat it, you always lik it. My husband's eyes al ways twinkle and look bright, when Ld sees tho abovo named article on the table, and ho says, when through eating: "Maria, what a good healthy meal this was ; have it oftener. dear, and plenty of it." ... Perhaps not every farmer's wife knows how to prepare this healthy dish. The wheat should U; cracked in a mill. Take one quart and put into half a pot of warm water, and let it stand upon the stove several hours ; then boil it slowly, and stir it occasionally, till it becomes thick ; put in a handful of salt. For children it can bo used with milk. If left standing till cool, it is very nice to cut in slices, and use with cream and Bntrar, or fry it like mush. ; the last mentioned I prefer for cen- eral use," but it can be prepared in various ways. Almost every mother knows how small children suffer with summer complaint; I learned my babo to eat boiled wheat when only a year old, and 1 thought it almost a euro for this disease, and it al Avays makes her good-natured. So much do I no tice the good effect, that I prefer Riving her boil ed wheat instead of severe treatment, to mak her a good little girl I used to be very nervous my physician said my main diet must be boiled wheat; and 1 have become entirely rid oi that weakness. I consider it equal in taste to boiled rico and a healthier diet; and, by experience, I know its con stant uso would save many big doctor's bills. Ohio warmer. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore 8un.J The Civil Rights Bill and Its Fate The Stewart Resolution) The Governorship ot Conm-ctlciit, dfc. Washington, March 18. Though it is felt that the worst features of tho original civil rights bill are destroyed, there it enough left for a keen constitutional lawyer so drive through four in hand; but it is urged that the thing will be impracticable and ineffectual, and therefore not dangerous. There is much aux iety among Congressmen as to its fate with tho President. ; It is nnderstood in Republican circles that Sen ator Foster inspired tho resolutions which woro introduced by Mr. Stewart, of Nevada. The lat ter proposes points for the action of the Southern people, but does not endorse tho proposition.' Mr. Foot is quito sick. Mr. English, the Democratic candidate for Gov ernor of Connecticut, has had several interviews with the President, who unquestionably desires his election. Alpha. Important intelligence from Mexico, up to' a very late date, has been received at Washington. The substance of tho news is as follows : Tho. authbrity of the Government is now extencd.over the whole country, and it is everywhere acknowl-' edged and respected. The Juarists have no lon ger any organized bodies of troops in tho field except a few hundred men at El Passo. Many bands of jguerrillas have recently been broken up, and the roads in all parts of the country are com paratively 'safe. - Business of all kinds is active and flourishing, and the people everywhere are devoting themselves to industrial pursuits. Com merce with niany European ports is steadily in creasing. The popularity of Maximilian with the Mexican people is universal, and manifests itself an many ways. ; ; Judge Cleiext C. Clay. This gentleman, now confined at Fortress Monroe, was on Tuesday, granted the privilege of the entire fortress during the day time. This privilege came to him unex pectedly, and from a source which entitles it to the highest respect of the oflicers of tho garrison. It will render his imprisonment less disagreeable and tedious, and it has excited a great many inquiries as to its probable import. The Virginian says there are rumors at Old Point that the release of Mr. Clay might be soon looked for, but of course time can only prove their truth, i ' President Davis still remains under the same rigid course of imprisonment adopted shortly af ter, his incarceration. A Great Ice Bridoe, The ice bridge over tho ara river at the foot of the American 1 alls fafm TOmninfi infect, and is crossed dailv hy Hun dreds of people at the point known as The Fer ry" The ire in the river between the Falls and Suspension Bridge could be measured ty the mil lion cords, and it is estimated that the river will not be clear before the middle of May. ; The Cholera. It is stated, as the result of re cent scientific investigations in Europe, that the cholera has raged chiefly in places where tho in habitants " drink impure water. The same euu.so Itggravates cholera and all malignant diseases in IMs country also. . ' : ' -The Chicago Tribune .says that its "sparenbs ire tickled.". We rather think that they ure pret- seVer'edr" - . . Keep carefully out of a quarrelsome person way, and still more carefully out of his ways.