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13 v 13 TP,: K T V Jil A ClIIUlVOTSrA TWENTY, OMA S1.00-; A-YEAR IXVA1UAIJLY IX ADVANCE. TCP a SUrp-ry1 'NEW VOLUME II. NEWBERN, N. C, TUESDAY HORNING, DECEMBER 6 1859. NUMBER 11. till , A- t ii If I & i! 4 t ''i V I 1 f WEEKLY PROGRESS. FRIDAY MORNING,DEC. 2, 1850. Illcf Advertising iu Ic Weekly Progrc. The following are the only Rates of Advertising in the Weekly 'Progress, to all save those who con l met by the year and advertise in both weekly and daily paper? : One square (12 lines minion) one insertion, $1 00. Subsequent insertions, each, oO cents. Any number ot squares will be charged in propor tion All advertisements marked (tf) till forbid, will be continued till ordered out and charged as al-ve. To Our Exchanges. Our exchanges will ob serve 1hat whenever an advertisement appears in the Progress with an order for other papers to copy, we invariably mark around such advertise ments with a pen, in the paper sent to such ex changes. Then as soon as they open the paper the eye is attracted by the advertisement thus marked and they cut it out, but when advertise ments are ordered into the Progress from other papers they are hardly ever marked, and the re sult is, sometimes, we on) discover Mint we are requested; to copywhenit iso- late. AaiM. sometimes our attention has been called to adver tisements that we have been requested to copy by friends who happened to bo looking over our ex changes. We have such a multiplicity of duties to perform that it is impossible for us to look ov er the new advertisements of all our State ex changes, and consequently we earnestly appeal to them to have advertisements which we are re quested to copy, MARKED. Bai.i. at the Foixok Hotel, Kixstox. Wre tender our thanks to the managers for a politO invitation to attend a Ball to be given at Pollok's Hotel, Kinston, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Evenings, the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of De cember, l-7.. Whether it be in our power to be prevent or not we wish that those who may at tend may have a good time, and we have no doubt but they will, for the fair daughters of Lenoir and others quite as attractive will be there. Koiiru:i "io VJ.. The citizens of Wil- liamsburg District, South Carolina, have notified two yankee school masters, named Dodd and Hamilton, to leave, as their presence under the existing condition of things cannot be tolerated. So the work goes on ami so it will continue to go on, and all these parties, whether innocent or guilty, have no one to blame but their fanatical brethren of the North. We are free to confess how ever that, under any circumstances, we prefer Southern teachers for Southern children. Fink TfKXirs. H F Bond, Esq., of Lenoir, will plea.se accept our thanks for a present of three Tur nips, which are certainly the largest we ever saw. Can t tell lmw much they'll weigh or how much they would measure, but Lhcy are only a litte smaller. than barrels. From the Fay. tleville Observer. TEXES IX NORTH CAROLINA. j Messrs. :. J- Hole Sf Son : Gkstlemex :r Two letters have recently appeared in the Obser ver, .written from Texas, giving a description of the' climate, soil, productions, etc.', of that hew' ,.! thmrishinir State, and of the cheapest, and 'hrst wav to ret there from North Carolina. Now,,! h. it known to all whom it may concern, that have rich, very rich lands in the old North State; that for climate, productiveness, convenience of market, etc, can scarcely be, if at all, surpassed any v here. But I wish to speak particularly of al district of country below Newbern, which I havr recently visited, and some of which I have very, carefully examined. There is a body of elevated h'.w lands commencing near Neuse and sr. 'dung thence North by the head of Bay river and down South creek to within a few miles of Pamlico, river in r.eaufort county. It is about 15 milci wide and on an average 21 long. All of it, how4 ever, is not hist quality, but I suppose that at least two-thirds, or one hundred and fifty thou sand acres arc. It will bring from 8 to 15 bbls. of com per acre. Some of it. is very good for wheat and some of it for cotton, producing, it is believed, a bag to the acre. Mr. Noah Guilford, on South creek, sowed 4 acres in wheat and mea sured up 1 12 bushels. Over 28 bushels per acre. But let the reader judge of its productiveness from the following description: The soil is from 0 inches to 7 feet deep. It is of a dark mulatto color in the more elevated por tions, and in the lower, black. It is of course of vegetable origin. Underlying the soil is a red mail clay from 12 to IS inches thick, under that a blue marl clay of about equal thickness, and under the blue clay an immense bed of shell marl of uneven thickness and in various stages of decomposition. Can such land ever be exhaust ed 1 The timber is gum and poplar, with oak, ash, horn-bean, beech, with rattan and reeds and grass. The range exceeds any thing in North Carolina. Thousands of cattle not only live thro' the winter but keep fat upon the reeds, &-c. These lands are drained at an expense of not more than $1 50 per acre, at the outset, and are very easily kept drained. The yield of corn per acre the first year will more than pay for clearing. I saw a field of corn on the lauds of Charles Tripp, on South Creek, in which there had never been a plough nor mattock; the timber was felled in the Fall, and everything burnt off the last of May, and holes dug in the ground with a hoe and the corn planted and chopped out twice. It was "thought by good judges, when I was there in September, that it would produce 11 bbls. per acre. " . ' On the Neuse river there are beautiful sites for building atatown just laid off called Cherryville. This place is near enough to all the Southern part of the lands: it is healthy. The river is from l to 8 miles wide, the water salt, ebbs and Hows, and the breeze delightful. Fish and oys ters abound. Ex-Sheriff Chadwick, who lives, and has lived for many years, on the river, just above the town, told me that it is nearly as healthy as Beaufort ; that chills sometimes visit them, but they are mild and readiky yield to the usual reme dies. And Samuel Whithurst who lives at the place, and has for many years, assured me that he never had a physician professionally called in to any of his family, white or colord. Now is not this place those lands, take them all in all, one of he garden spots of the world ? Vessels, bound from and to Newbern, go up and down on the Nouse, in full view. Also, steamers, fishing smacks, etc The very best of those lands can be bought note or could a few weeks ago for $6, $8 and $10 per acre. 5 1 0 is the highest price, I believe, asked for any. Thousands of acres have been bought iu the last few months by farmers from Hyde, who say that the land is nearly equal to the very best Hyde county land, worth $125 per acre. Other fanners have and are buying. J. C. BLOCKER. An Enraged Prixtress.-A young female com positor, employed in a newspaper ofiice in Clever land, lately Quacked a journeyman printer of that city for using, as she alleged, slanderous expres sions about her. She obtained a doubbie-barreled pistol, and sought her traducer. Meeting him on the street, she drew her pistol, which he ceized before she could fire, and wrenched it from her. Afterwards she met him in the hall of his boarding-house, and drawing her pistol, fired, the ball grazing his head. He sprang forward and wrenched the pistol from her hand before she could fire a second shot. She left vowing vengeance. TI V . -" ' r- W-e eommeB .the following letter from n distin guished.Citisen'to.Vvjfery trueNorth Carolinian aye, to every true Southerner." Wliile native sluggard. sleep, on& whoV tiBa" but recently cat his fortunes among us evincglJeeire to act. We have made appeal after appySrfor theNewbern Light Infantry ; we have Urged our citizens in the name of manhood, in the name of chivalry, in the name of the ancient renown oi the fid Borough " to rally to the support of thi" verf offered and spirited company to fill its rartkp and to (-lend to it that material aid without which no vwluhtepr company can live, liut our ef forts have been tf&iri: the extraordinary efforts of the gallant captitiand other bfrieerg of the compa ny have been in vauynnd the company has dwin dled dowa uidii at Hie "tap of the drum for public pa rade not mjje than a. corporal's guard can be had. We say tbs ihings not -in anger but in sorrow. They are trae.; but it should be otherwise. True, we have enougiof dinner soldiers those who are ready to brush upsnd tarrfbut wh$n feasting and frolick ing are to bp don, but these we imagine woukW'I v-,-. I We re ik, r .ntii.-t, tio'r du "we desire to create a .-VC liiverso HeM fhatthw in any immmediato danger to our peaceful quiet oilL, every community in theSouth, situated as ours is,owe it to itself tobe prepared for emergencies. We should have at least 200 well drilled, well disciplined and reliable volunteer soldiers'. Nearly every other com-, muuity in the State, and in the South, in view of the reqent outrages upon the lives and property of our sister State, Virginia, are arming and organizing thenir selves into voluntec. companies. Can any one give, fany rational reason why Newbern should not do it Ah. we apprehend no danger ! Nor did the peaceai ble citizens of Harper's Ferry apprehend any danger; twenty-four hours before the commencement of the treasonable attack o'old Brown ad his confederates. Their wives and children slept tranquilly the night . . .i , i il i.. . - 11. i 4 previous; out cue nexr uay me siiei-ts irac ""tu vvii.i armed men and blood and carnage met the eye at evei j turn. lut say our people, we are too far from the scene of action nothing has occurred here to wui us that vigilance is necessary ! Neither had; the murdered citizens of Harper's Ferry any warn-' nig. They knew that there were straggling yankees, ( underground railroad operaturs, and slave stealers in their midst, but they apprehended no danger! Ah no!.' How know the people of North Carolina of Newbern that there are not just as dangerous char acters in our midst. We verily believe that there is more danger to the peace and quiet of the South, more danger to the institution of slavery, from yan kee preachers, yankee school masters, yankee book and tract agents, and other yankee itinerants whose pretended objects are educational, religious and moral elevation, who insidiously sneak into our homes, and sow their poisonous seed at our very hearth stones, than from all the ranters in Northern pulpits. We would not that the innocent should suffer, but all these chaiacters will bear, in the language of a State cotemporary, jolila watching. If innocent parties should suffer they must recollect that u is caused by vigilance rendered necessary, on our part, to protect ourselves, our homes, and our pro perty from the treasonable designs of Iheir fanatical brethren at the North. Now we have a suggestion to make: L?t there be a public meeting called for the purpose of increasing our .volunteer militia; ietfjie I.ght Infantry le swell ed'to i'llO meii iet tiixr (Jut iii."t-a.--cd to iOO.u.iitl if there be material left (and there certainly will) let a third company lie organized. If never needed to protect our property and the lives of innocence .and helplessness, (and we pray God their services may never be thus required,) they will be the piide of and an ornan: nl to the town. Wo tendered our name to the Captain of the Light Infantry sometime aixo we now renew the oin-r, and if they will have us, such as we are, we are with them heart and hand. If or weal or woe. Wn subjoin the letter of 1). K. McRne,, Esq., tend ering wiinself t help swell the ranks of the Light I11-'".-.iry. We advise others to follow the patriotic ex ample. The letter is published at the requst of Cap tain J ordan : Newi-.krs, Nov. 3flth, 1850. Catt. Jordan Dear Sir .- I desire to be enrolled as a member of the "Newbern Light Infantry Com pany." No nian can be called an alarmist, nor can ins devotion to the Union be questioned, who in this moment feels and proclaims tnat a crisis of no ordi nary magnitude is tit hand. Our enemies of the North, concentrated heretofore into a formidable political party, have increased in numbers in propor tion as their intense hostility to our 'institution" has ?trenglhened, until the conservative element in their liiic.t is either swallowed up or reduced to passive jubmissieii, and now they have unmasked their pur pose and disclose themselves as armed foes, exhort ing to eonilict, revolution and overthrow. T.ieirem ifsaries, under various disguises, are penetrating among us, and are being daily detected iu endeav oring to sow discord and to stimulate insurrection. Their instruments have already perpetrated treason am' murder, and committed an act of war upon a sister State identified with us in institutions, iu sym pathy tind interest. The instigators, composed of the political leadeis, preachers, press, and it is to be feared of a large majority of t lie popular mass at the North, openly applaud the criminals and the crime. Well founded information of the existence of armed societies to intercept the acts of justice and to wreak vengeance are daily reaching us. It is high', time to put ourselves in a stale of preparation calm ly, quietlv, with dignity but with promptitude and determination. Our volunteer companies constitute the nucleus for obtaining a disciplined and effective force; the$ should be enlarged thoroughly organ ized armed, equipped and drilled. Young men of all prolcssions of business should enter the ranks as priv without aspirations to command as a ser vice to the cause of patriotism. The Stafo and Federal Governments should be stimulated to supply arms and ammunition, and in dividual liberality should come in aid of this object by contributions for the purchase of the latest iim proVemerts IflTmfiB and material of war. t Students at our schools and colleges should form themselves into military companies an.l study tac tics, that the educated young men may be capable of rendering service when the State shall be obliged to call for them. Our militia should be fostered and trained, for in the citizen masses are to be found the strong arm and the stern valor to bring victory in the fight. It is a truth that should awaken imme diate reflection that not a thousand well disciplin ed soldiers properly officered could be mustered into service if an issue were precipitated upon us. We have hardly the material of the latest and best class of weapons to equip a regiment. Indeed I question if the State of North Carolina could this day furnish an artillery company one hundred strong with the " rifle cannon." Had Sardinia not been awakened abouA. four years age by the threatening aspect of affairs to obtain contriouoons for strengthening her fortification of Alexandria and others the Austrians would have been in possession of her capitol before her allies could have come to the rescue. Affairs with us wear a more alarming appearance and we should heed the warning. Steps should be taken throughout the country to put a watch upon suspicious strangers, and t he Leg islature may well enquire into t lie propriety of allow ing negro testimony against negro-inciters to facili tate their conviction and punishment should fall with a sure liand upon the guilty; for mercy to such offenders is Hid to their offence. We have n enemies to fear at home ; all of us are united, and or slaves happy under a kind treatment, without material wants, and possessed of comforta ble homes ; aue wise enough to know who are their true friends, dnd will be found faithful to their mas ters and protectors. Well prepared, we can afford to and will remain upon the defensive, aud if the impending evil should be forced upoi us, God will defend the right. Under theseiieelings I ask admission to your corps ; and I would exhort whom my voice might reach with influence to unite in putting our State into a prepared condition. j I am very respectfull vours, I D. "K McRAE. P. S.-1 You are at liberty to use this letter in such manner as best to promote its object . j Yours, Ste., ' D. K. McR. fhom our correspond: ' J Correspondence of the Daily Progrep. Salisbury, Is. C, Nov. 29th, lc3. -Dear Progress : It is said to be the nature of goodness to be communicative and to dkTa.-3 it self. In view of this truism, my rerutitS -n f r the possession of that estimable quality (if I real ly ever bad any) must be sadly impairc 1 by ray long absence from your columns" I could "c Tor many extenuating reasons; however thai . mine not yours nor your readers for, as cv one knows, we have two very excellent week here, whose local columns reflect every iicIJ of interest that transpires here from vi i ; may cull ad libitum. These are" stln g t" and a paucity of items with which t j 4 ' , chyuews letters has been no cause cf : .y -taciturnity, but the reverse, rather "so i that I feared to commence, lest I ?night ad infinitum; or until black Sam ghou'i room some fine morning and,J3?i.d iua, looking - in -vtheiireplace,' -.with my t and roV&?nd all puff- d mil. F- Xt right in suggesting a multiplication of newspaper issues here. Although I have now resolved to " pitch in" I feel like one stripped off for a cold bath, looking falteringly at the pool loth to make the plunge. Ah ! it makes me feel contented with my lot when I think what toiling titans you ed itors must be; what drudging pack horses to a censorious and ungratefp public you are. Still I may over estimate your toils, since rapidity of thought and conciseness of expression is your forte, .. mle in my amateur attempts pleonasms andtenuity predominate n tmporte. ' The Superior Court is now in session; Judge Heath on the bench. Last week, Oscar, a valua ble sktve of Major Foard, of Concord Cabarrus connty, was tried for his life on a charge of assault, with attempt at rape, on the person of Mrs. 'Bry ant in Concord, a young, beautiful, intellectual and highly respectable lady, wife of Mr. Bryant, formerly a citizen of this place; the trial lasted three days, and the moderation, impartiality and feeling with which it was conducted, would be inconceivable, almost to many of the unthinking, who are born and bred in the South ; and by a small but detestable party in the North, a relation of it would be scouted at as hyperbole, or as pure fab rication. The jury found him guilty after being out half an hour; sentence of death has not yet been passed. This is such an interesting case that I will devote another letter to it. A few days ago two abolitionists of the most flagrant kind, from Connecticut, under the guise fof book agents, were put in Jail here. At their examination before Mayor Shaver, many damning facts were elicited in connection with their prowl ings through Salisbury and neighborhood, in thti shape of tampering variously with slaves, pulso feeling of non-slaveholding whites, confabiiig with free negroes, &c; indeed they were arrested in a free negro house, in which it was stated they lpd sojo-irned, a la Hotel de Dumas! All thi together with the incoherent and ' contradictory statements made by themselves, relative to t teir business and movements, warranted the M yor in ordering tham to jail to await a trial. The in- dignation ot the citizens was so wrought up that tho miscreants beerged niteously for protection from the office to the jail. The same morning the old Methodist Chuireh was discovered to be on fire; the fire company aid engine were soon on the ground, and efficiently at work ; that, fine brick edifice, the new Metho- dist Church, being only a few feet from the eld j 'JIIU, Tl (lO 111 C1V.C1V UUllllV.! i HllU 1 OH . 1V4 fluii ' by the most strenuous exertions of the compar and some others ; the burning Church, being of pine wood, old and dry, was completely consumed. That it was the deliberate work of some incarnate fiend, admits of no doubt ; and the point was well selected to insure a prodigious conflagration : for besides tho new Church on one side, there was on the other a fine train of combustible buildings, which would have inevitably conducted the fir to the lioyden House, after which the heart of int town must have been reduced to ashes; the en. tire absence of wind favored the exertions of the company. One word regarding the Fire Company : It is newly organised ; numbers about fifty, and is a very fine sample of the better order of th citizens here ; the energetic and jocular Coffin (contradictioicbf terms, notwithstanding) is tha Captain. The Engine is small, but can throw off more water than can, by present arrangements, be put into it ; many joined the company to get rid of mustering, they could not have joined in better time, since the spirit of abolitionism seems !o be abroad, looking for unguarded nooks in Which to throw a fire brand. Speaking of mustering, reminds me, that I must Spay, the muster of the Rowan Regiment here on the 16th inst., was really a grand affair, far exceed ing the expectations of any oneJexceptinsQti'k Sloore, who having very, properly determined-to carry out the law to the letter, had taken niea? nres and issued orders according. , There were some 1700 iu all, in the line; and Jonly observed three without the requisite firearms. I saw no body drunk all day. It is curious to see that some sections of the same county produces only scraggy, woe-begone, ill-used looking individuals, while others send only stalwart, healthy, cheer ful looking fellows ; the result of my theorizing on the matter is, that in the early settling of the country " likeVollowed like" on the principle that misery loves company, and the reverse, or as the adage has it " birds of a feather flock to gether." The ensemble of this grand display was wanting in one important feature; that was the presence of our fine liand at the head of the col umt ; this was no one's fault, however, for CoL Moore, in accordance with the whole soul that is in iim, offered alone, to pay the Band any price they could reasonably ask; but five of the raem beis were unavoidably absent, and the remainder dicj not care to represent the whole Band before so many strangers as were here that day. JL store was broke open last Friday night, aad from six to eight hundred dollars worth of watch es and jewelry was carried off; the losers are two strangers, who had been here a few days selling at auction; neither of them slept in the store; we have no guard here ; the entire rightetnis pop ulation are asleep every night at a quarter past twelve o'clock ; from which period till daylight, all property, animate and inanimate, takes care of itself, except in mysterious (?) and not very rare instances like the aboe ; nuff ced. Strange, i.f ... 1. ,.i .7:..,,., ,,,.., ' thi . should bo Ro far behind i, thi mttr i s is, stioum oo so lar bemnd in tnis matter : should tbey resolve to employ a night guard (of two at least) it will be bad economy to fix a small salary; itshould be large enough to induce men of great physical strength and courage ; of in telligence, character and property to become candidates for the office. On Saturday forenoon, an Irishman named Tait, was loudly announcing ia a crowd in front of the Post Office, that he was an abolitionist, and that he hoped before long, every slave holder's throat would be cut; he has hcn in this vicinity some eight years; and, by those who know him. is said to possess a fine scliool education ; to have been a book keeper at one time here. Since I have been here, two years, he has been a common laborer, very low m his conduct and associations and habitually drunken ; he is also said to be very quarrelsome, very .cowardly and covertly, very malicious, spite- frnl iinfl revpntrpfnl T nipntir.n thff f;iefs thnt - lyou nify understand the rather culpable leniency a; me people nere, in mis case. en: coniinu- ng to express his worse than seditious sentiments and wishes, a crowd soon gathered, by whom lie i.n.i ...... .1 . . 3 ,.1 .3 . ... . A 1 . ,-n..,l C 1. Mansion Hotel, where. I really believe, had he etracted, they would have let him go, in consid eration of his having been m their midst and known to them so long; (an aggravation of his crime, in my mind) but when questioned, he re peated what he had before said in a mocking and spite u,H manner ; also acknowledged to and glo- frifiid having wrote passes for the slaves of Mr. OUllark f one of his examiners J and others, to v - trade with, &c. I hey then proceeded to remove '' n luxuriant crop of dirty red hair from his head, ffer-biehrtheyijcff .him to tin? waist. The ride him out, " without horse saddle or bridle," they humanely replaced the articles of covering of which thy had divested him, with a very neat fitting garment of N. C. manufacture ; Tar is the name ; but this was not eneugh tor the more fas tidious and tasteful J. B., who, resolving to com bine the ornamental with the useful, rushed into my neighbor C.'s room, seized one of his pillows, and soon had its contents all artistically attached to Tait s new coat; it whs a complete success; and I remarked to some one that with their limi ted practice, they could "tar and feather" with neatness and dispatch. Now to a man of mind, principle and honor, such a degradation would be worse than death, and he would die rather than submit to it, but of such men, abolitionists are not composed, particularly those who have been living any length of time in the South, where they have ample opportunity to know tho negro and bis position ; their sentiments are caused by that malignant and jealous hatred and envy which is too often found to exist in the heats of the ignorant and vicious poor, towards the good, the intellectual or the wealthy, or to all combined Whii they rode Tait out, he did everything like a buffoon, to attract attention; this disgusted me so much that I did not follow. I thought that his thus glorying in his disgrace as well as his crime, would incense the parties who were car rying him out of town to such an uncontrollable degree that they would hang him, and he richly deserved it, for the necessities of the times im peratively demand terrible examples, through short trials and condign punishments in such cases. They only ducked him two or three times in a creek, however, and let him go, refusing to leave the State or retract anything he had said ; and when at a safe distance turned and threaten ed several of the parties with a speedy and ter rible vengeance. A crowd of us went down to see the upshot of the affair, and finding him gone, aud learning particulars, blamed them for their forbearance in thus letting him go, worse than he w as before. Some then started after him on horse back. It was 24 hours before they re caught him. lie is now iiT Jail with the two precious villians from Connecticut. All irrespon sible, i. e . non property holding parties from the Nrirtb, at tho present time, are naturally enough, lookron with distrust by the people here, and air'? Sici "Who liavedceply pondered on- the subje ct of slavery, and are still anti-conservative should immediately leave. The peace of society here and their own personal safety require it ; for the criminal suggestions of the higher law de lirium, which they attribute to inspiration in their unprincipled leaders, will be viewed here as something worse than the oozing out of dis tempered natures and the vapors of spleen, which are the mildest terms possible, by which to des ignate their diabolical Rhodomoiitade. COSMO. Abingdon, Va., Nov. 2tith, '59. Dca. Progress : It has been so long since I oc- ! cupied a place in your co'".nns, that I scarce , , . . 1 .111 .1 1 of my correspondence. Just here I might bore you and your readers with a long list of excuses for my long silence, but for the fact that I'm im pressed with the idea that I've not been missed. Our crops are all gathered, and most abundant ly have tne labors and cares of the husbandmajj been rewarded, the past season, by a beneficient Creator. Our barns and store-houses groan be neath their loads, and plenty, consequent up on industry, smiles on each and every house hold. That delightful, dreamy weather, known as "Td;an Summer" has passed and been succeed ed by d s having a decided winterish feeling. Zonae snow has fallen-not much; the surrounding mountains, however, have been inveloped several times with a mantle of white during the present and past month. The season for hog driving has arrived : alrea dy a good many small droves have passed this place for the Eastern markets. From all accounts the number of hogs driven from this section of the State this year will be about five or six thousand less than last season. With us green pork is quite active at (i dollars per cwt. nett. The " Harper's Ferry Insurrection" continues to be the engrossing topic in this community The excitement of the people keeps .p, and every stranger is watched with an eye of suspicion. " Old Brown has many days since, become a familiar name in every household, and, perhaps, is ued in nurseries as a " bugaboo " to frighten crying children into silence. One would natural ly suppose that all Southerners without an excep tion would b'jartily respond amen to the justice Sec. of the sentence recently passed on 44 Old Os sawattomie " and his infernal clan ; and yet strange as it may seem there are those even in this section of the State who symp ithise with them and pretend to think it would be just and right to acquit them. Our Governor, certainly deserves credit for his promptness and firmness in the matter. W. R. Palmer, an accomplice of Brown, has been surrendered by the Governor of Tennessee to Governor Wise, and passed over the Va. tfc Tennessee Railroad in the custody of an of ficer a few days ago. The work on the Virginia 8c Kentucky Rail road is still suspended ; efforts are being made to have the work resumed, which I hope may prove successful. Your:- MOUNTAINEER. The Women About to Speak. The Rich mond Dispatch of the 00th ult. says : The ladies, it is said is soon to hold a public meeting", to give their countenance to the move ment now being made for Southern indepen dence. Ak of them are even more patriotic than the men, a. d if they once determine not to en courage Northern manufactures, the Yankee trade with the South will instantly cease. In the city of Richmond there are not less than one thou sand ladies who would to-morrow, if called upon, cast aside every restige of Noithern manufacture m l"exr. Psion, rray luemeiv u iiome- made ginghams and wools ey, and feel just as ProJ, and far more indedependent than they now de, in fabrics made by the enemies of their State and of the Union. Contentment is the secret of happiness ; this cannot be bought with gold and silver. To be contented is to be poor in desires. ORIGINAL POETRY. BT BK AT it ICE Listen, sorrowing human soul, To the words so often told ; Tho' o'er your heart deep grief has swept, Y'ou're not alone, for Jesus wept. He whom the angels loved to prais, Iid come a fallen race to raise, And while sorrow o'er him sweeps, He bows hi3 head 'tis Jesus weeps! Man, Ins work, looks in surprise, On him who left the shining skies; When standing o'er the grave where sleeps, ( 0i whom he loved, then Jesus weeps. f But list ! he speaks and breaks deaths chain! lie bids the dead arise again ; ' " And at th i weping man's kind voice, The sisters hearts again rejoice ! Then see that sad and soirowibs man. When near Jerusalem he stands : -Though they would not lus .love accept, Twas o'er its fate that Jesus, wept. They scoffed and scorned the man of grief Who suffered but to give relief ; . ' " But now the city8 doom ia'saled,. J" While Jesus weeps bis love's revealed. Does sorrow fill thy heart, my friend 1 Does trouble round thy footsteps tend ; Oh .' think of Him who suffered too, Your Saviour wept as well as you ! Yes, Jesus wept, he feels each tear That's shed by those who love him here ; And though we may in sorrow dwell, Our Saviour loves us just as well. Newbern, November, 1859. nnio mm mat girelii him ncighbfc drink." Ilabakkuk, Chap, ii, 15 v. EV MRS. SUSAN J. HANCOCK. Oh ! ye, who sell the liquid fire, To madden aud destroy That withers every budding hope, And blasts each household joy; Oh ! think awhile have you not hearts To feel for human woe ? All may not have the strength of mind Temptation to forego. The seed ye plant is bringing A harvest, oh ! how dread; 'Tis watered with the bitter tears By wives and mothers shed. Oh ! stop, I pray and view its fruit ! Tis ripening at thy door; Then place before thy fehow-man The damning bowl no more. Have ye no fond, no loving one, Who round your heart-strings twine? Whose life may reap the bitter fruit Planted by hand of thine? Go look upon thy prattling boy Aud pat his noble bead, But oh ! remember, though he's born Yet, yet he is not dead. That poor, forsaken, reeling one Was once a noble boy, The pride of some fond sister's heart, Some mother's household joy ! How can ye stand and gaze upon "Y'our quivering victims here ? And think that at the bar of God With them ye must appear. Ye men of God, why will ye stand In silence all the day, Nor raise you' voices loud and strong To do this sin away ? Your sluggish blood so slowly flows Or stagnates as a pool ; You've learned to live and think and feel, And speak, perchance, by rule. Go reach to him a helping hand And bid him hope once more, Nor by your cold indifference Thus aid to sink him lower. Oh ! bid him stop this moment stop He's just, on ruin's brink ; Another step, and 'ncath the waves Of infamy he'll sink. Newbern, November, 1 8-7.K twecn 2000 and cue has been abandoned following is the programme for the execution : 4 I have just learned that the most stringent reg ulations have been adopted in regard to the pres ence of civilians at the execution. All applica tions for passes for civilians to attend within the military lines are refused by the Governor, on tpa ground that it would conflict with the military programme. He said that no civilian could, uja der any circumstances, be admitted within tba military lines, the outer one of which would ba nearly a mile from the scaffold. Not a word If what John Brown may utter, if he should sty anything, will, therefore, be audible to the men forming even the line next the gallows. LATER EUltOPE! ARRIVAL OF THE EUROPA! Halifax, Nov. 30. The Huropa, with Liv pool dates to the l!)th, has arrived. f The Kangaroo, Ocean Queen and Persia h&l arrived out. Iiatificatior j of the treaties were to have befin exchanged at "urich on the 21st. I France ias issued letters of invitation to tee Congress to the Powers that signed the Vienna treaties and three Italian Powers. The attitude of the English and French pref i was daily becoming more warlike. The Timis calls upon Napoleon to put an end to all suspense. The Congress was expected to meet at Pai, but the time was not mentioned The London Society of Arts have inaugurate 1 a movement tor a grand exhibition in ldbz. Napoleon ir, opposed to Ruoncempagnico's suming the Regency. It was reported that Garibaldi had resigned t3 command of the army of Central Italy and joiuft 1 the Sardinian army. COMMERCIAL. Liverpool, Nov. PJth. Cotton Sales fort a week 4i,000 bales, including 16X) on speculation and 4000 for export. Prices for lower qualities irrejrular, and market closed dull. Orleans f4r 7Jd.; middling TJd. LGOV. WISE CONSENTS FOR BROWN'S FA11- ILY TO II AVE HIS REMAINS. New York, Nov. 30. One of the Abolitif a sheets in this city says Gov. Wise has written lo Mrs. Drown, the spouse of Old John, enclosing an order for the safe conduct of her messenger o Charlestown. Tho Governor states that the mains of the convict will be decently committt 1 to the care of Mrs J3. s messenger. Gas ix Fayettyill. The Carolinian of M dV RAVf t i p t. j4u j - . 1 ' in consequence oi a numucr oi person ucia - consequence of a number of persons DCH1 ut metres and other fixtures, the contract i without metres and other fiijures, the contract -rr-r ;j ... . . . . f' jrf. Brown will be hung at Charlestown, Va.,to-dly1 iSSp before VI o'clock M. There will be present lie-' f JiiliESi8yffifllitS'K?k 3000 soldiers. All hope of a rls-'.i rii'.n'ISiM!SN. by Brown himself. Ttiil BaEfKSTWffSllSN did not light up on . Saturday night, as thiy 1.Mbo!Iatice i r-i :-.rt- rA fn .1 i- Tliot.' la-Hl li e vtr a trpr f livn c oV a1 ' PTil 9. . -i . pected to do. I hey w ill, nowever, turn oi plv of cas to-ni iffht, and our citizens may have ntf nk-n.siiro of Keein" raa burned in Favettville tCt the first time. 4 i SOAP ! 1 OBJISISKK'.S JVo. 1, Kxlri ISo. 1. nnt Clicmirnl l:rirr Soap, manufactured by w. i;. walKlk. nlwi:ki:n. n. c. , This is a valuable Family Soap, hcimr mild in its? - operation as n Toilet Soap,"and jxssessin superior cleansing properties for washing clothes of any de 3 scTiption,removii:g grease or oil spots from garment, i by applying it directly to them, for cleaning paint or j varnish, tin ware, fvc. 'j In the So if hern and Western States, where it hn? I ever been ditbeuit to ihid a soap that would mingle I with it waters to wash, tins article will be found of i great value, as it will wash equally well in any wa ? ter, whether hard or soft. j; At the Maryland State Fair, hid in Baltimore in j IS."4, a silver medal was awarded to this so ip. K Also a silver medal from the Franklin Institute at ! Philadelphia, IS-VI. li Also First premium at the Rhode Island State Fair, 11854. k :utd to merchant a in town and throughout tho j State at wholesale, only, at New York wholesale pri ;j ecs. I Cash paid for Tallow and Grease. j All orders for the above Soap -must bo nddres? j;ed to Dr. W. W. Ormsbee, Newbern, N. C. I: OeteSv-tf j niClIAKDO.VS ireZMII .KX, 1AM--i JL ASKS. DIAl'KUS, tVc Consumers of 1,'ich- ardson's Linens, and tho?e desirous of obtaining tho P I Genuine Goods, should see that the articles thev j purchase are sealed with the full name of the firm, J ItlCIIAHDSON, SONS & (UVDKN, as a guarantee a r I. j i i i -i . i . . t Ol lilts pwiunim-M illiu UM tlOUil Y or 1 lie liOOdS. 4 This caution is rendered essentiallv necesary ns 5S large quantities of inferior and detective Linens are prepared season after season and sealed with the name of KICHAKDSOX, by Irish Houses, w,o, gardlass of the injury thus inflicted alike on the American consumer imd the manufacturers of the genuine Goods, will not readily abandon a husine3 so profitable, while purchasers can be imposed on with Goods of a worthless charaet'r J. I5ULLOCKI: A: ,7. 15. LK KL AtrentM, Janai-wly :Hi Church Street, New Yoik. F AM) WAItKArVT. All persons hnvinrr Ji claims under any ot the A oi the Ac nl i .oi.ti-..j t,!- Boanty Land, Pensions, Aie., will do well to address the subscriber at Pleasant Kidge. Prince Anne conn- i i ty, Va., or Kinston, Lenoir county, N. ('.. who w ill s: -4 j attend strictly to th.-ir orders and secure their claims with the greatest possible dispatch. W. F. DOZTKK, May 19 -wtf Attorney for Claimants. -EL EliiIniI-lMliin. A-benevolent Institution established bv sptcial j Endowment, for the Belief of the Sick and I "listress ed, afflicted with Virulent and Fpidemic Diseases, and especially for the Cure of Diseases of the Sex ual Organs. Medical advice given gratis, by the Actirg Sur geonto all who apply by letter, with a description of their condition, (age, occupation, habits of life, &e.,)and in case of extreme poverty, Medicine furnished free of charge. Valuable reports on Spermatorilm-a, and other Diseasesof the Sex'.tal Organs, and en the new reme dies employed in the Dispensary, sent to I lie afllict ed in seuled letter envelopes, free of charge. Two or three Stamps for postage will be acceptable. Address, Dr. J. SKILL IN IIOTG IIT )N Acting Surgeon. Iloward Association, No. -J Seiuh Ninth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. By order of the Directors. KZKA D. UFAUTWLLL, Pres. j GEO. FATKCHILD, Sec. Oct tlG, lSoJ. wly P" 1IOM I'll ATI C? 2JTA."rO. NAVASSA, KL ROOJ7B -MKXICAT, Philadelphia Guano Company, Characteristics of Navassa. Colombian, and White Mexican Guanos. 3 Litis by fur the richest source of phusphoricacid I for the farmer yet known, containing one third nioro . than ground bones. 2. It contains less than one-fourth of the water nl ways present iu the Peruvian, au.l H) to :'!) per cent less than nny ot her guano consequently, it can bo packed in biig-.s, at a diminution of oiij-i'ourt It thoi freight ami packages, besides the convenience of' handling, and subsequent value of bags. " 3. It is sold in tine powder, and doc not require sieving as do the- Peruvian and other Guanos, in or der to their uniform application. 4. "It does not injure the nails of the laborer in pow ing, on account of the absence of lumi.s, and tor tho same re isoii it can be applied in one-half f !:t. time with a drill, with perfect uni fori nit v. Whereas' guano containing lumps cannot be distributed uni lormly, even with the aid ' a drill. DAVID S I'LWAKY, M D., Chemist of Md., State Agricultural Society, Directions fur ii.r. To throe fourths of Phosphntic Guano add one fourth oi Peruvian or other amuoi;i.-ited Guano, or compound, or use it alone, and either dep. .sit iu tho hill or drill with the grain or plant, or u-c a,; atop dressing, in the proportion of i?to to 100 lbs. to tho acre, according to the wants of the b.-id. If used as a top dressing, the Spring is (he best -I- time, when the crop is assuming its stitimih and .-us-i J te nance, as, at that time, the benefits of th- aiiimo ;' s nia is less likely to be lor-t than if put on in 'he win .H; ter or fa 11. T.J. HUGHES, Sole Axeid. Newbern , Dec 1 fi-w 1 y. 3. c. wircirw IT2ibl4- Vnr 1 NEWKKRX, N. J. Ma rbtc Mo n u men' a The. smb.-eriber i s receiving a a r g o stock of A):n rira it a ii it pn . i mi Aiirtm' and is ;;! al times prepared to 1:11 oi del s lor .'fi i a 'iicnx, S tits fft 'J'umb Soin , of every de scription, at less than N ii Ii I li K li S juices. Our Tvork will bo deli vered in ail parts; of North Carolina, and Virginia Free of charge. I ICJ Iff . fl urn ra Our workmanshiji has been jfenernliv introduced in some thirty counties in North Carolina, and tpeuks for itself. Orders by imul will meet with prompt attention and be faithfully execute1 ; Addref s, J. C. WIJER, Newbern, N. C. Jtmue Kemp, TL'., Traveling vgciiL. T5ept lo wly Wanhi.;to. iio'iiKi.. CHANGE OF PliUPlMKTORS. BROAD STREET, A7; II ';; RX, X. C. JOHN F. JONES, PliOPKIETOlt. The undersigned respectfully announces to tho traveling public that he hastakun charge of this ol L and -popular establishment, and is now prepared to aceommoda'e travelers and private families with board by the day or month on the mosfaccotnniodu tinfftcrnis. His TA P.LE will always b- furnished with the be t provisions that home nra foreign market- can afford. The Washington I!,.t. i the Depot, the C-.urf J bat .as large rooms, i and t lie basilic is p.-ar-r -s street tuannnv other :u t.o- -:tv. AttOMNIIJL'S will always 1 e at the Depot and Landing on the arri a! of the cars ard steamboat to convey passengers to the 1 1 t -1 tree of tl' charge. Dy. stopping at t! is Ib.iel pa.-engei ; will have ampleti me to obt ain meals. Having also large and commo.ii .us Stable and an excellent Or-tlerf he ii fully prepare i to bonrd fully norees by tin lonable rates djiv. Week Ol' lloiitii at tne most rea- J J August 2 wly JOHN F. JONES. T7"niuablc ICo-ky Point Plantation for!nIc. V:V-4 1,000 ACICK F LAND, lyii.g on the W e t, fide f the North Ea.-t Ihanch of the Cape. V ". a; , river 18 miles from Wilmington, and three miie-i from the railroad, known as the ViTS. (K Funny Pr.ASTATIov. The lands are underlaid with the be.-t of marl, nnd well adapted to the growth of Cotton or Pea Kuts. There are 4"y to .(.! acres cleared, of as good'land as thee is in the country, with n good dwelling and out houses, .vro quarters, stables ami barnthe la-t tw . new framed buildings, imuieumte lym the banks of th.- river. if tot sold Indore. t lie iuiui . teams ami larmmg I . . . ." :. : i .r i ...;.. .. f -: - - IOth ,iav r D.-cember. ff't fnam a iicsenpuons, " " llir,c" flt jj -ril' Vi. i5.,i wfl be sold for om- fourth cash. a . - - - -- - 4hallai r. in one. two. three or four years, with an- Pvproved note beaiing interest. For further ndoruiutioii. ppiy to ij iaisl, To Oct. 16 wtf.