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o 4fijartttr. Watch, far the cbom hajut,. and renew
your iubecrlptloa.
BaWirtbcri flonlrlna their papert changed,
tout mention the I'oet Office, raox, at well the one
o which tLey denu-e the change to be made.
Ka t.pcr will , neat longer than the time for which
U hat been jJd j and no paper tent unlest the cash
tcu'tRpanlea the order.
The Yankees in North Carolina.
Great excitement prevailed in this City on
Thursday last, relative to a rumor that the
Yankees had landed at Cape Ilattcras and
ailenced our batteries at that point. Various
conflicting reports were in circulation, and it
was hoped that jf they had landed, our force'
there would prove sufficient to hold them in
check until reinforcements could be Bent to
the recuo. Hut on Friday last the startling
intelligence wa received by Gov. Clark, that
Fort Ilattcras waa taken by the Federals on
Thursday at 11 o'clock, and that our whole
force, amounting to near 600 men, bad been
taken prisoner.y Of course, such news set
every thing astir, especially about the Capi
tol, and everybody demanded that a large
force be immediately despatched to punish
and if possible exterminate the invaders.
What a pity a like interest has not always
been manifested in protecting our coast
then this disgrace would not have come upon
us. Our Suite authorities have time and
again been appealed to, for a sufficient torco
to bo stationed on our coast to repel in
vasion. Timo and again have they been
warned of it.-i exposed and unprotected con
ditian. The Legislature and the Conven
tion have called upon them for statements
as to the nature and reliability of the
detenccs there; and the response has al
ways been, that our defences there were
fcttong enough, all along our coast, to pre
vent a landing at any point by the enemy.
In vain the Raleigh Standard, the Newborn
Progress, the Wilmington Journal and other
journals assured them of their error on this
point, and urged an increase of our defences.
In vain did (Jen. Gwynn. who had been sent
especially to examine, prepare and report up-
JBajLniCC(Qt defences, in vain d
.. . r!
id he apply
for more troops there and especially
tally for an
increase of the artillery arm of the service.
all wet e duregardud-our great Military Board
and others in authority, btiU refused to move
a peg, and insisted upon their hallucination
that all creation could not land on our coast.
And what i tho result? Why, the very
firtit demonstration made, gives the enemy
pOBseseiou ( f the most important point on
our coast, and turns over some 600 of our
brave citizen soldiers as prisoners into their
ships. Thero has been gross, wanton dis
regard for our safety by those in authority,
and an incensed public will hold them to a
terrible retribution for their 'obstinate per
sistence in refusing to give heed to the
many appeals that have been made to them
tn give better protection to our coast.
But that sottlericnt must take place here
after. A'ot", our business is with the inva
ders. They must bo'driven from our Boil,
an! as many of their vile carcases be civen
as food for the crabs as wo can possibly J
kill; and our brave soldiers must bo rescued
from their imprisonment. Immediately on
receipt of the news that 'a fleet had sailed
from Old Point, whoso probable destination
was the coast of North Carolina, Gov. Clarke
nude arrangements for sending more troops
to Cape Ilattcras. On Wednesday, CoL Cam p.
boll's fine Regiment left here, reached New
born that niht ani on Friday morning em
barked for the Cape. On Thursday afternoon
Capt. Brem's Artillery Company left here,
on Friday Colonel Singletary's regiment left,
and there were several Companies at New.
hern, that have probably been ordered there.
We may therefore expect to hear of warm
work there soon probably before going to
press with th s paper. If so we will ap
pend whatever news may come to hand to
this article.
. Postscript
Since' Ihe above was in type, intelligence
La- been received here which more than con
firms our most painful apprehensions as to
the fate cf our forces at Cape Uatteras. We
give the statements given by a soldier who
Mas in the tight, and managed to make his
tscape, as accurately a. we could gather them:
The Yankee floet made its -appearance off
tho coast on Tuesday last, consisting of two
large frigates, eight steatners, and transports
of various descriptions, amounting in all to
twenty-five. Tlcy commenced their fire
u;on our batteries o;i shore on Wednesday,
tending their fchells from a distance cf four
miles right into our fortifications.- Our force
there wan only 500 men, which was increas
ed to 600, by some COO coming over from
Ocracoke Our trave little army fought the
enemy an ttay cdnctday, Wednesday night, 4
r . v..v ua loureuay morning,
when, their auunuiuUon of all kinds Uine
exhausted, they were compelled to surren
der. Our guns w ere not of sufficient cali
bre to damage the enemy at so great a dis
tance. They dlected a landing below the for
tifications tnd man bed up the beach, there
by rendering our cannon useless as a defence
aa they only pointed seaward. '
The enemy killed some 50 or CO of our
troops, wounded many otheii, and took some
7i0 prisoners; among them Col. Bradfoid
f our Ordnance Department, Commodore
Barron cf the Confelerate Navy, Col. W F
- Martin, archer of Adj. Gen. Martin) who
was in .wi-,lian.J of the troops at Uatteras,
indeed all th oftiecrs and men there, but
about 20, who made their escape, TiTis said"
rv
that had not ih
band Ucome exhaut-d, the easjnay would
Rot liiTO csptu.od them. Thay only had
about 40 round 6f cannon cartridges when
tn engagement began. Another instance of
rwkleaa tr8ing with the lives of our idlers
arid tha wfety of our co&t, by. our State au.
vr f.!1"' exo1 CaP- Cabin's from
Witabeth City, and a Company from Eden
ton and or.o frtTO Cawden county. The force
of the enemy li said to amount to four or five
Cre.-it fears werfi fnfprf .i5nj.il r.fr, nfinu
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ewbcrr, and the women and children were
leaving as iat a tho trains could bring them
away. The Bank officers left also with the
valuables under their respective charges. ,
Two regiments und ona Aitillery Company
have loft here for Ilattcras, end wo learn the
Secretary cf War of the Confederate States
had notiiied Gov, Clark that ho should forth
with despatch (on Friday last) cannon and
men to repulse.: tho invaders. So we have
Teaaon to hope that long ere this time the ene
my have cither been capturwl, or driven back
to their shiis; and that such fortifications
and batteries are trected therJ as will render
it impossible for the enemy to land again.
And also that amunition in abundaoce is pUced
at their command.
. It is said that a fellow who had been preach-
InZ to Our trOns-"nt IlattPMie vi a d'u nnt
hear his nam) waa the base wretch who
gavo the enemy information where to land.
It seems that ho went to some place where
he could be observed by the enemy, and
made sienala to them tn come tn him. A
boat was sent ashore and ho went on board
their vessels and communicator! all tho nar-
ticulars of our defence there, as well as pi
loted them to a landing place below our bat
teries, lne vile. scoundrel, it is hoped, will
fall into our hands and have meted out to him
a full recompense for his dastardly conduct.
iivn v imo uiai uiujg niaic vi limits, It,
becomes everv North Carolinian trhnr.kl( nn
his armor for the protection of his life and
ma noeny ayo to preserve unsullied the
chastity of wile, sister and mother. ' Our
peril ia imminent, and we must pour out our;
money like watpr tn nrnvirlA moana nf rlo.
fence, and if need he lr.i in mir lat. flrnn nf
nearis uiooa, to protect and defend these.
aiiu iei our legislature paused not for one
hour to vote millions of monpv tr raisft am!
equip thousands of men for our defence and
" J At f . m
provide the means for the most powerful re-
overrun nnXn7 VT? th'1S construction be admitted, it will be nec-
overrun our btate in consequenee of their , ., . ' ,
failure, the indignation of an oppressed and essar that the Convention shall meet and
indignant constituency Will hurl them, with amend the Constitution, otherwise tee shall
burning curses on their heads, to an infamy be without a Governor fromAugustl2t vn
as dark as hell and lasting as the grave tilJanuarv-zz his term.. fWfcr tha
io your Tents, O! North Carolinians. ! Let
every man prepare for the contest.
" Our Int'mate Enemies.
Under this caption, the Richmond Exam-
iuer of a recent date has a Ions and learned
article upon tho use of Alcohol as a bever
. i
age, especially in connection with our army,
The writer is evidently free from the objec
tions urged against Temperance writers gen
erally, that of fanaticism and ultraism unon
the subject, for he takes occasion to make a
- w v kUUVO UOV.aOlUU .J UlCl&C t
fling at " the whining and barking ' school of
..l:l I l 1 1 , . I.rv. .. .
luuiaiiMs w uu nave renuereu it uimcult icr
I
common sense to get access to it. ' We can
afford to forgive the spiteful and unnecessary
innuendo against the fiiends of Temperance
reform in tho South, and thank him for the
exalted position in which he places the mat
ter before our new Republic.
Th
1 more formidable enemy than the Yankees,"
....
hd says, in view of the war. that " upon the
sagacity auu uccision oi our mil nary author-
uy it uepends whether the abuse of ardent
i . . .
spirits 6hall or shall not continue to lew un-
on the youth of this country a tribute ten
thousand times heavier than that of the Cre-
tan Minotaur, and as much more disgraceful."
This is a truth strongly put, but not more
strongly than truly, and coming from a Tern
perance man per se. w ould be placed under
the ban of fanatical ultraism ; but coming
from the source this does, must be accredited
by many who would otherwise discard and
reject it
We quote another sentence, which should
sound in our cars with the force of seven
fold thunder ; viz : " Upon the habits and
ideas contracted or permitted during this war,
hang the social destinies of the South."
What an important declaration, and how ne
cessary to our future w elfare as a people that
these habits and ideas should be of a pure
and elevating, instea i a groveling and de
grading character. The demoralizing irdlu
ence which it is feared will follow this war.
has given to the virtuous and pious portious
of our fellow-citizens the most painful ap
prehensions. And when we are told by
Chaplains and some others that "the morals
Of our regiment is by no means improvuv,
these apprehensions strike terror to the
hearts of thousands of parents and friends
who tremble fur the safety of the morals.
more than the personal security of loved ones
who have entered the lists to drive the vile
invader from our soil. They know and feel
that if Alcoholic drinks are -allowed in our
camps or to bo used by our soldiers, that
every one is liable t be corrupted by it ; and
that though they may return to home and
loved ones with tho wreath of victory over
oppression entwined around their brows.
they may at the same time be the captive
slaves of a tyrant more degrading and repul
sive than the enemy they have conquered
The writer of the artL-1 in ':
-"President Davis, thrnn.h
. .IWWVtWK uw 4J
organization which giveshim a salutary pow
... , .
.,w iumiui .
er over the personal habits of our soldiers in
camp, holds, or may hold, the thousand heads
of vice by a single neck and strangle them in
his grasp. So entire is the confidence re
posed in our. leaders, and sj profoundly the
necessity of victory is - felt, that the virtues
essential to it need but to be proclaimed, the
vices inimical to it denounced, by these chiefs
in order that thn fmcii.m.
wi.ov,jvuv ui liic army
should adopt the former and repudiate the
Hnr
i wvvi - u4vui . iiiicr an,
0 1 how anxious the hope how. fervent the thU K essentiaIlv a people's warall are vi
prayer that these wholesome influences may tal1 interefeted it. If we succeed, as we
be brought to bear bv burnohlH
I surely will, who would begrudge the lshn
and men in authority; and that our brave
tioiuiers may ue taugnt the important lesson :
"he that rulethhis own spintis mightier than
be that talrpth n tUv "
We have not room for further rp'mart-a r.
this valuable and interesting artic e this week,-
but shall mihlwh it in full .r, . : '
and bespeak Tot ii the Z ri d . r
our readers. And we sincerely trust that
the influential source from which it emanates-
will -ensure the" prompt and rigid adoption of
ity. ' ' w.kiiuao " aumor-
. J
ST We arc requested by Dr. J. F.
oard, Comruission Merchant at Newbern,
in eti, i,:., ...i i. .. :n I.- - i
Ui a13vP
w wu..v,. ,W1 vulwUfc
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Clctlisg for the Scldicrs.
W are pleased to learn that evcrv body
has sent, or ia preparing to send, sock?, blan
kets and other articles of clothing io our
brave soldiersJ Let 'the good work continue.
Oar ladles will not allow their son?, hus-
bands, fathers, brothers and friends to gufV
fer for such thiga aa long as the'y can knit
a stitch cr sew a seam. If every woman in
North Corolina will make one garment arid
furnish one pair ef socks, (cotton or wool)
cur brave soldiers will be well provided for.
And the little girls can knit and sew too -
they can send socks and make shirts a? well
as their mothers, ar.d they will be glad to do
it. The men will buv the cloth for Jackets;-
pants, shirts, &c, and the women and girls
will make them. Make them up quickly
and send them to the Sheriff. See what
some of our Ladies are doing already :
Fob the Soldiers. Mrs. Wilson W.
Whitaker, of Wake, six Blannkets.
Mrs. James T. Marriott, of Raleigh, four
pairs of Woolen Socks and one of Cotton.
Mrs. Elizabeth Fort, tb ere pairs of Cotton
Socks, .
Miss Eliza Hill, one pair of Blankets.
Miss Louisa M. Hill, one pair of Blankets,
and two pairs Yarn Socks. . :
Mrs. liufus Page, one pair of Blankets, :
Mrs. William ILIiigh, one pair of Blankets
aud six pairs of Woolensocks.
Mrs. Jvpnnp.tVi Tlntrnpr four Tilnntpti.
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Mrs. John II. Bryan, of Raleigh, six Blan
kets. - . ' ' .", - '
Mrs. William J. Brown, 'of Wake, a pairftf
Blankets, and two nair of Socks.
Mrs. Mary Stiepaid, of Raleigh, one pair -
oi uianKets, jour pair 01 socks, cue , hannel
Vest and a pair of Drawers.
Miss Emma Hunter, three Blankets and
three pair of Socks. x
The Goveksorsuip. It seems that Che
question of the Governorship of North Caro
lina is a mooted question yet Souio con
tend that Hon. Henry S. Clark is not in
truth Onvernnr hut nnl v vmwiena tha ru-
ers of Governor hfir-ansp hp i Snfl.-pr Tf
0 4 . " ,r
fcenato will then expire. Others maintain
inai mt. ka&tk. is Governor for the unexpir
ed term of Gov. Ellis, and that the . Senate
shouId elect another Speaker ; others, that
He 1S Speaker and ex-officio Governor, and that
1 . i 1 CI T , .
wueu ueceates 10 De opeaKer, ne ceases to be
Governor, while others maintain that it is the
duty of the Assembly to fill the vacancy hy elec
ting a Governor. This latter view is novel, but
it is not without stiong reasons for is basis.
Under the old constitution, the Legislature
v. j 111V JJvglOlUbUJ W
electe4 the Governor, but the' Convention of
1 fifiK nWoail VT".,Jl if... K .1
iucyy;e c(ioi ma oiu
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constitution so as to give the election to the
people. The nineteenth section a separate
one declares how vacancies shall be rilled
in case of death, removal, sickness or ina
bility ; that is, by the Speaker of the Senate
exercising the powers of Governor during
such vacancy, or "until
t i -.
18 maae y ltie Assembly:'
' ihis lUth section was not repealed by the
vwutwiuvii il is uiaunainea mat it is
t IT . i. . . . . .1 . - .
oougaiory on me people to elect the Gov
ernr and the Assembly may fill a vacancy.
1ne editors and printers have put tho words
at tne end of the 19th section, "or until a
new iwmmaiion is maaeoy lne Assembly " in
italics, but upon the most minute examina
tion of the Journals, and the whole proceed
ings of the Convention of '35, it is very clear
that neither that or any other part of the
19th section was touched or stricken out.
In this conflicting state of things, it is ap
parent that the present Convention alone can
settle tllis matter as speedily as it should be
done, and for that reason, , if no other, it
should meet again.
State Claims Against the Confederacy.
Congress has passed in secret session a very
important bill, in which the State of North
Carolina is immediately interested. It pro
vides for auditing the accounts of the several
States against the Confederacy. These ac
counts will, of course, have to be settled upon
an equitable basis, so far as they can be ad-
judged to have been incurred in piovisions
tor the public defence.
In May last a distinct provision was made
by Congress for the. expenditures of the State
of South Carolina in 'defence of the Charles
ton harbor, the amount of the expenditures
to be audited by the proper officer of the
Treasury Department. The same principle
of the equitable adjustment of State expen-.
ditures in the national defence, it is proposed
to apply to other of the Confederate States.
The good country people are determined
that our noble soldiers shall not suffer in the
coming winter. We hear on all sides move
ments in progress to look after, their wnts
in the way of clothing. The various coun
ties are at work attending to the soldiers who
have left their limits lor the war, thus divi-
luw "uor ana vast1 relleS the Gov-
3?nn.4l 1.1 - . 1 .1
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trnlcnt- V a county has 500 men in the
1 c . , mi .... -
ueiu. xnere is m that count v at lpnat
-J Ud
many families that can spare, without incon
venience, that many blankets. There arc an
equal number who can knit a thousand pairs
oi socks and make a thousand suits of clothe
The matter organized, and the labor divided
.1 a
tne wort is performed with but little incon-
venience. vv ny cannot something of this
i -
sort be done all over, the State. Let each'
county look after its own soldiers, and see to
. u...v. .u
it tlf 1 ther.e is no nced tbat is not supplied.
WbV Wait for thft UnTPrntnnnt 9 A V. n
r eJEPeosQ of protecting the gallant sol-
yemngs oi me winter storm?
If .'efinoullI fail, and be exterminated, our
Spirits WOuld besrruduft it Ins MTn c- .
its. for-we take it hut fvc nr,
9 i the event of Yankee subjugation
I ""jueuun.
tDe HP among counties;
. amS the churches this is the way
ior ii io be done vreil- Above all things do it
now while there is time do it before winter
comeswith its snow andhail and ice. It will be
too late to start it them Thp. G
making great efforts, and wiU do the best it
can. But let us not run any risk-let our
J ici, our
have shoes and socks and
j clothing. -Send in the clothin
A Time of Tri1
Under ordinary rcixm-r dim
cult for Temperarce men to keep their faith
in the final tiiumpb of the cause Scorn flag-
ging, owing to ihe thou1 encouraging
obstacles constantly thrown in the way to
obstrurt its prores: But cf all the unto-
of the re -
formncne ii mofi) pregnant with mischief,
none go threatening ia ts consequences to
society, in a infal afpect, as the present
disastrous war. 5 ' ""' :
We do not propone to clscuss the causes
which have brought on the Vierce and bitter
contest now raging rtor speak of the folly,
madness and guilt -of our eruiies, who in
the part they are acting in this, melancholy
urami - are seeking to sul jugate hd degrade
us- but our object ii? to speak otthe effect
of this war upen the moral and Especially
the Teuiperance interests of societv
It is well knotrn thit the TempeJunce, as
well as every otlier good cause, can nly be
a
advanced as ac-ss can be obtained V) the
reason and conscience of men. The public
mind is so absorbed by the distracted condi
tion of the crjchtry as to preclude the con
sideration ef a subject looking to the moral
and social elevation of society. Will the
South be able to maintain itself in the stru"--
gle for freedom and independenoe ? How
long ,.tf. ill our revolutionary, struggle contin-,
uer And anxiety for" the safety and wcl-
tareof our love ones who have taken up
. i
arms against the enemy. These ate the
questions and feelings that must, for the
time being, take precedence of all others.
Another melancholy aspect of this subject
is found in the fact, that the class of persons
upon whom-we mainly rely for the perpetui
ty of Temperance principles, is the very one
that is to be most injuriously affected by
the calamities which have overtaken us. -The
young men of the nation for the most
part fill our ranks, swarm our camps, and
encounter all the incidents thereto. They
are full of ambition and zeal. Their excited
passions turn to the bottle for stimulation.
Parental admonitions are, alas I too often
forgotten ; wholesome restraints are disre
garded ; and the barriers , to vicious - indul
gence are broken down. Recruits in the
drunkard's army arc enlisting by the thou
sand ; ani-tevcry4ur seller, encouraged by
his increased gains, plies his infernal arts
with unusual zeal. We feel sad when we
think of the homes desolated and hearts
broken by reason of this excitement, howev
er gratifying the result may be in a national
point of view.
The derangement of business, the financial
embarfassments so much complained of, and
even the more disastrous events of this war,
are nothing in comparison with the wide
spread demoralization consequent upon this
unfortunate controversy. From the former
the country may speedily recover by the set
tlement of sectional differences ; but from
the latter ; years of earnest effort will hardly
suffice to repair the misehie
We who are fighting against the great de
stroyer of peace and virtue have unusual dis
couragements ; but, relying upon the justice
of our -cause and the favor of God.
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should-struggle more valiantly. "What pa
rent who loves his offspring; what patriot
who loves his country : what philanthropist
who loves humanity ; what Christian who
loves his God, will not grasp his trusty
sword more 'firmly when all that that he
loves is in peril i
1
Painful. We see it stated that at a recent
Court Martial at Pensacola, three soldiers
have been sentenced to be shot, for offences,
of which "whiskey is reported as the founda
tion. What a pity that our brave - men
should allow the old black republican, "Al
cohol,' to lead them to such ignoble and fatal
deeds. It is the curse of all cutses in war
or peace. God help us to give it a real Ma
nassa overthrow in the building up of our
new republic.
The Western North Carolina trulv
remarks That good officers are as ps-int;!
to the success of soldiers, is a question which
admits of no doubt. And in order to be
good officers men must be sober: A drunk
en omcer ought to be removed at once. It is
too hazardous to place the fives of a thous
and men on the uncertain vagaries of a drunk
en mind. By ail means let thom
And when cauglt under the influence of li
quor, let them be dismissed from service and
-" w owci.
sent to their appropriate work of hangin
round the groceries.
Closing Southern Pouts. Wre are prat.
ified to see that the infamous scheme con
cocted by Lincoln and his advisers for closing
U1B oyu-nei n ports by sinking obstructions
in their harbors, is likely to meet with on-
; position from the English fleet. The books
on international law say that a blockade
must be enforced by the actual presence of-
a sufficient number of armed vessels, and
not by sinking stones and brickbats in th
harbors.
We learn that the Presid Anf ' Vine liaan n
thorized bact of Congress in secrct'session.
td establish' assay officers at Chartte, N,
v,., unu tonega, (ja. The appointment
of tho assayers is left with the president":
the whole expense of the establishment be
ing defrayed bv the assaver whicV.oli iA
j office for two years and . be ccuwensated by
sucu seignorage or charge as ihall not ex
ceed two thousand dollars per annum. '
The despotism, of Lincoln' grows enaro
The arrest of Ladies has-become common.
beveral havebeerf arrested recently. Ever
suspected man ts imprisoned. - The rrpos
dares not speak out. "
TllE CoxfepjSAte Elections. On the 1st
Wednesday in November next, an election
will be held in all the Confederate States for
Members of Congress (tenfrom North-Carolina)
and for Electors of President and Vice
President (twelve from North-Caro 1 i na ) The
Electors to meet on the 1st Wednesday in
December. The Congress will assemble on
the 18th day of February next ; open the
Electoral votes on the 19th, and the President
be inaugurated on the. 22d.
Louisville, Aug. 26. The last letter ex
press left here to-day, Postmaster General
Blair having dtrected the arrest of all earners
of written communications between the two
sections.
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2T0ETH CAE0LINA ITEHS
Chakisian of tub County Cocrt.- On
Monday of last week, Cl, Thc ruas G. Whit
aker was unanimously; chosen Cha'imn ofV
the County Court of Wake, in place of the
j w 7 4.
late William Boylan, deceased, who filled j
that office for a great numb or of years. f
Rale i mi MaiTiA. The militia of Districts
Nos. 1 and 2 met yesterday evening for the
purpose of electing officers. The members :
of District No. 1 were divided . into three
companies, and those of No. 2 into two com
panies. V . E. Anderson isq., was elected
Captain of Company A, 1st District ; W. W.
Holder Esq., of Company B, and W. R.
R:chardson,,Esq., of Company C. Company .
A. District No. 2., W. T. Womble, Esq., Cap
tain, and Company B, J. C. " S. Lumsden,
Esq., Captain. The five companies embrace
iabout four , hundred men. The contest for
office was quite animated.
PSF W'c have talked much with our people
about the War Tax Act just passed by the
Confedeiate Congress, and we have not heard
the first complaint, or even grunt, from any
one. Every body recognizes it as a necessity
for our protection, and is determined to piy
the tax wiih patriotic alacrity. We did not
expect anything else. :
22f We understand that the subscription
tj the Confederate Loan in this city, now
amounts to about fifty thousand dollars. It
will doubtless be increased to double that sum
soon, and ought t lie quadrupled. As an
investment, it is one of the . best that could
be made ; but aside from this, high patriotic
motives should iaduce every one who can
spare any money from pressing, necessitous
demands, should subsciibe to furnish the gov
ernment with means to vigorously prosecute
the war to a speedy close. All should be on
the list. Those who t an spare much, to the
extent of their means; and those who can
spare but little, their mites w ill contribute
to swell up the grand aggregate, and will as
fully attest their patriotism as those who con
tribute their thousands. , Remember the
widow's mite.
Already the vile invader has landol upon
North Carolina soil already have our bat
teries been silenced at some points on our
coasts, and thousands of the .enemy are
swarming there. This sucis'will give en
couragement to other incursions. They must
he driven back. They must be punished for
defiling our soil with their infamous feet
We have the brave boys who- will do that
very thing. But the Government must have
money to carry on the war. Our people have
the money, and they must contribute fieely,
liberally abundantly and North Carolina
must not be behind her sister States in thus
manifesting her devotion to their country.
Mrs. Ann C. Pear.-on writing frnm Mnr.
ganton to the Charlotte Bulletin says that the
ladies of " Burke Hospital Association " has
sent to the 1st Regiment at Yorktown 55
shirts, 17 pair of dcawers, 26 sheets, 32 pil
low cases, 48 towels, 2 quilts, 2 comforts, 2
counterpanes, 2 coats, 3 bed ticks, 5 table
ciuuis. nm, nnen oanuages, c. ana $1Y4 in
money had been received for the relief of sol
diers. A British vessel arrived at Morehead Ci
ty last week, loaded with an assorted carjro.
such as guns, powder, percussion caps, &c.
Other vessels were expected The Lincoln
ites find it a hard matter to blockade the N.
C. ports.
Important for Deep River. The follow
ing letter was read in the House of Com
mons just previous to the passage of the
bill appropriating money to complete the
Western Railroad to the Coalfields :
Confederate States of America,
Navy Department. Richmond, Aug. 9, '61.
Hon. G. G. Wright, House of Delegates,
Raleigh, JV. C.
Sir: A free supply of Coal in your State,
in connection with the present and future op
erations of a steam Navy. I resard as nf vorv
great importance, and hence I observe with
interest every indication connected with it
'WTi'l you be pleased to advise me as to jfe'nc
prospect oi completing trie FayelteviH-and
Coalfields Rail Road ? The mineral . wealth
cf your State, and particularly of the Deep
River country; points to an early establish
ment of such great Work-Shop us the defen
ces of our Confederacy will demand, and I
I deeply regret that the common sense of the
South, in yearsg ona by, has not established
them. -
I am, respectfully, your ob't serv't,
S. R. MALLORY, Sec'y Navy.
Quoting thi above letter, the Fayetteville
Observer says:
The government wants coal" for a Steam
Navy, and coal and i;on for the greatest
workshops, here in Fayetteville, that have
ever been seen in the South. Individuals too,
all over the South, want coal andiron, which
can be more conviently obtained at Deep
luver than anywhere else in the South. Need
we call upon the Legislature to do pioaiptly
what may be necessary to infuse the fullest
life and vigor in;o the operations of this vast
interest?
Captain Booth, of the Artillery Corps of
the Confederate Army, has arrived here ani
taken command of the Arsenal, and it is un
derstood that his orders are to put up more
buildings, with a view to the most extensive
operations 5 and to drive with the utmost
possible speed every species of woik furnish
ing the Army. . .
Now we shall go ahead indeed, and North
3irclina will become one of the richest and
most important of the Southern Confeder
ates. ' . . . - ' . .
, The Richmond Examiner oT the 28th savs
: "The choking sensations of th NTnrth
about the blockade and the privateers appear
to be extreme. The information of its inef
ficiency" on the coast cf North Carolina is
understood to' be a special annoyance at
Washington. We have the information that
Commodore Hickley, of the Gladiator, has
advised the Navy Department that the block
ade b almost entirely open on the Carolina
coast He indicates the entrance to Cape
Fear River and Wilmington, port of Beau
fort, and Oracoke; Inlet to Pamlico Sound as
open, notwithstanding the Penguin is still
cruising along the coast. r
It Ls understood, from information obtain
ed from Washington, that the Navy Depart
ment will direct its special attention to pro
tect the North Carolina coast and kee off
the privateers. It will ba well enough to
be on the look-out for any additional precau
tious of the Lincoln Government in this di
rection ; although, with proper vigilance and
prudence, our cruisers should be able to de
fy any blockade that the Li&coln Govern
ment can effect, short of a " sea flying artil
lery," ready to land anywhere and every
where." . In Missouri, East Tennessee, and Kentucky
the cause of the South U more hopeful
Missouri is fully aroused and Kentucky ie-'
gins to wake up.
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U03TH CAB CLIN A ASH 7 ITEIIS
On Tuesday last, Gov. Clark , received a
telegraphic dispatch from Gen. linger at Nor
folk, informing him that a fleet of two steam
f.igates; eight.armed vessels, ani a number
- T C - -j a UUIUUCI
v( other craft, had left Old Point and steered
uiubuum. iiiu coast oi icig state is in
I all . mk.il. ,'K( rr v..T.. ' .t. I. t .1 n
11 .1 it: . . . . . .
j nviivmijr mc pj.nw v.l n llica IJlO Ileet
is to optrute. 1 hey will be attended to
should they attack to hod on our cjast..
Goon Repokt. A soldier from the camp
at High Point told us l.st week ' that f.
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since his stay there he had not heard an oath
sworn nor soerv a man drunk, and that there
w
as not a sick man in four of the companies
Col. S. N. ; Stowe, Ut Lieut, of Capt." El
ward's Gaston company, is commander of the
post.
Col. W. D, Pender of the 3d" Regiment of
N. C. Yol'ntetrs, has been appointed Colo
nel of the 0th Regiment of N. C. State troops
made vacant by the death cf the lamented
Col. Fisher, at the b .ttle of Manassas. Col.
Pender has accepted the . appointment and
took leave of hi regiment at Benn's Church
on Friday last, lie goes immediately to the
vicinity of Manassas to take command of the
post to w hich he has been appointed. CoL
Pender is a thorough military tactician, a
good disciplinarian, and a brave man. ' I ex
pect to hear lr.m hiai soon, and that he has
distinguished hiim;el The vacancy in the
3d Regiment has not yet been filled. Rumor
says wi'.l probably be filled by Lieut Co'.
Guy or Major Hamilton.
De.uu of More Soldiers. We regret to
announce the death of another memb.-r of
the Edgecombe Guards. Mr. Jo:m Miyo,
died at Yorktovvnr Va, on Saturday las', of
typhoid fever. - He was aged about eighteen
years Also, Theo. Hunter, cf ihe Edge
combe Gu irds, died on Tuesday last, aged
about twenty years. AndJjhn T. Brown,
of Captain Pitt's Spar an Baud, of this coun
ty, died the same day, near Richmond, Va.,
aged about 23 years. Tarbord1 Southerner.
. 1ST" Private William Mison, (son of Berry
Mason) ol Chatham, a member ofCapL York's
Company, in Gth regim mt State troops, died
in this city on Thursiay night list.' He h id
been tdck for some time at Manassa, when his
father sent a friend after hhn. Hj had im
proved somewhat aud believed himself capa
ble of undergoing the fatigue of travel home.
But a fe - hours before reaching Raleigh he
became suddenly wo. se, and was taken from
the cais in a rapidly sinking condition, and
lingered till about 10 o'clock p. m , when he
breathed his last, within 20 miles of his home,
lie was about 28 years of age. He leaves no
family, but aged parent. w ho hoped ho would
return houie to die in their arms, if he must
die. He was in the battle of M inassa Plains,
and fought well; but the exhaustion brought
on by ti c pdvation and fatigue which the
noble Gth regiment had undergone in reaching
the battle-field were t .o much for his consti
tution, and ho was never well again. We
learn he was a . christian.
Amen. -
If so, all is well.
Andrew Corn well, of Northampton Coun
ty, a member of the Roanoke Guards, 2d
liegiment NC. Volunteer was instantly
killed at Suffolk, Va , last Friday afternoon,
by attempting to get on a trrl while in mo
tion. He leaves a wife dhd six children,
whom ho had parted wUrn only one and half
hours before the accident occurred.
W Hon. Tho?. L. Clingman, of North
Carolina, has been elected Col. of the 25th
Regiment of Volunteers from that pa'riotic
State. The Regiment is composed ol upward
of thirteen bund el mci.
The Seventh Regiment N. C. State Troops
passed through ihij City on Wednesday hst,
enriute for their place of destination. The
fallowing are the Field and Company officers :
Colonel Reuben P. Camplell.
Lt. Col. E l Graham Ha wood.
Majo Edwd. D. Hall.
Capt. J. L. lldl, Company
ii. V. loung
" 11. B. Mediae
" W. L. Dividson
" A. J. Taylor .
" J. if. Turner 4
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
11.
I.
" H. Weathtrsp-on
" J. U Harris
" J. li. McAuiay
,4 M. H. Peeules
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Montgomery Greys. Thi
fine company,
..wwv Ul Willi
commanded by Caut. V. D. Baningfcr,"uCfit
ii. w ,aujij ai jugn ruint, a le days since.
roin tfiose who know peisonully the mate
rtel of this company, Ve L-arn that it is fub
ijr v.juai io any mat na.s taken the field and
rnn-irt ,. - rtT , ,T . : t
,1 t J """" lwt "wi ana iviuu iuynias Jj. Ci.ngman 'Ju Davi
tLI V U o"e,ths ReidU, (int:.eScnate)tavidOu'tUw7
eiius. ine" t'ceUert roiin-n.
is march-
ing up "nobly to the conflict
Ihe Colonelcy of t ie 3d Regiment of N. C
Wut.tce.s has been teivfe.e.j to Lieut. Col.
Uuy, and 5fejor R.imseur of the Ellis Li ht
Ainuery, uom ot whom have declined, audi
tne regiment remains under the command of
Lieut. Col. Guv.
YViit Mrs. Lincoln left Washington.
ihe W ashmgtoti correspondent of the New
xork Uuily News, sys:
I see that the paper condemn Mrs. Lincoln
for going to a fashionable Watering place in
thefc war tunes. I. feci justified in baying, m
the ladys defence, that she. has reluctantly
consented to leave Washington, but, bein- J.
a nervous temperament and easily excited
Gen. bcott and other military men have"
lrankly informed the President that tins city
may not unly be attacked, but taken. It is
afe at least, to have her out of harm's way
for the next month. This I do know, that
many families here, whose members c.nnot
get away, have p'accd themselves under the
protection f Well know n Secession its, fear
ing the capture of the city. You must not
be surprised at any time io hoar of a stam
pede from Washington.
Tub New State of Kakawua. V tele
gram from Wheeling, dated August Su.says,
Ihe Convention to day passed an ordinance
creating the new State reported by the Se.
ect CommiUee on the diviion of the SLaie
by a vo:e of 50 to 28.
The ordinance provides for the election of
delegates to a Convention to form a Consti
tution. At the same time the question-V
or a new Sute, cr against anew State,"
shall be submitted to the people, witlu'n t?.e
proposed boundaries. The election ii to be
held on the 2Mb October next The name
of the new Stale is toTe Kanawha.
The Federal Blokdade We learn that,
in view of the existing blockade, tne Con
federate States Cungress has decided to throw
toe whole Southern coast open to forti
commerce by tepealing'the law establishing
ports of entry. Where vessels shall run-the
blockade into any of the shoie inlets, tbey
may, under the operations of the bill passed
by Congress, pay the Confederate duiies, ob
tain clearances, and transact all newsMnr
custom house business at the port cf -entry
""Jnu4iuittujM;ir.niTOi,u:n:th..i
Stlt3 I&gislatUT3.
. We give the flowing sumrmrv, embra
cing the important pioceJingH of the ta
Houses since our last Us je :
was laL ts"1.0 Ckct aU their
cf ll to 18. m SiWte b'. a
On motion of fr it.r.. i ..
tK., ir v", z-eswution pars
ed the House, compelling the Public Tre.
l lanter a in from Shcr.lTk we.t . f tl V
Hdge in their settlenunt of tax U lwUO
A reio.uti m was u jeetedm th n .
instructing the Judiciary Comnm
in ; f bdl repudiating n,rLro U duVin
A bill to amend the act of inc moi-tim
A bill authorizing Cojn-y Courts to Vvr
taxes for county pui poses in the MIM ,.f
ner as for btate taxes, has passc.lbot. 11
.wo a um io provi.ie lian Js for workin
the public roads. Also a resolution in f ivor
of the Y estern Riilroad. Also a b-U kU
thorizing the County Court of Cabairu i
issue bonds. Abso a resolution nireet n ' th
Paymaster Geneial of North Carolina tojv
all the volunteers and State troops, ar.d th'c
widows of deceased soldiers, who have not
been paid by the Confederate Government,
their monthly wages uj to Augut l.-t AUj
a bill to establish a military hospital a; some
point in Virginia, for the benefit of our .sick
and wounded sold.ers. Abo, a u!.Iu;i :
instructing our Quartermaster General to
furnish our regiment, upo:i the requisition
of the Colonel, ten Hospittl Tents each.
Also, a bid al owing pay to the 1st R g. N.
C. t)ls. It pasevl Uii inimu'itly : the
ate.
In the Hmse, Mr. Merrimeh prtscntedthe
following preamble and resolution:
Whekeas, it is unwise and-impolitic ar.d
detrimental to the public good, tht party
predilections and p tjud ces should coitiol
the action ot tins Ligildture; this bo iv is
moved uy a patriotic desire to prciioto i :ir-
mony ot fee.ii.g among all chases of the
St ite :" Therefore,
Be it Iiexolred, That with a view to hir-m-Jiiize
the public mind a:nl to brin abi-.ut
unity of action and cordiality of fetlmg. bel
tween the old Democratic and Whig parties,
this body will in the tlectio.i of two .se;i s:ors
to represent this State in t!ie Se.iate of the
Confederate Congress, elect one Serutor from
the party heretofore kn nvn as the Dem-icrat-ic
party and the otrier from tiic parry known
as i ho Whig party.
M". Merrimon advocated the passag.-j of the
preamble and reiolut-on, an 1 Mr. Waters op
posed it 1
Mr. Padgett moed that it blul o:: t'io
tabie, and Mr. Henry ca lei fer ihe veas and
nays yeas 41), nays 44.
The Commutes appointed to divi-.fe t":ie
Stite into ten Congressional district-, hive
submitted a report arranging the co l ines as
follows:
FIRST DISTRICT-Curricuck, Camdvn,
Pasquotank, Perquimans. Chnvan Gm
Hertford, Washington, Bertie, Hyde, Beitul
fort and Tyrrell.
SECOND Northampton, Il.luax, Edge
combe, Wilson, Martin, Pitt, Greene and L
noir.
THIRD Craven, Jones, Carteret, Onflow,
Duplin, Sampson, Wayne an I Jo'.in-to:i.
FOURTH Ne- Hanover, Bruuswick, C .1
umbus, Baden, R beson, Rich nonl, Cum
beilandanl Harnett.
FIFTH Nash, Warren, Fiat klin, Gian
vilie, Orange and Wake.
SIXTH Alamance, Caswell, Rocking" am,
btokes, Forsythe and Guilford
SEVENTH Chatham, Randolph, ?)avil
son, Montgomery, S nnly, Anson and Moore.
EIGHTH Rowan.C-barfus, union, Meck
lenburg, Gaston, Lin-join, Catawba and
CleaveLnd.
NINTH Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Sur
ry, Yadkin, Davie, Iredell, Alexander, Cald
well and Bo ike.
TENTH Cherokee, Ciay, Macon, Jakson,
Haywood, Buncombe, Madion, Yancey
Mitchell, Wautauga, McDowell, Rutherlord,'
Polk, Henderson and Transylvania.
A bill to provide surgeons, hospilal stores,
&C, for oar N. C. Volunteers has passed both
Houses.
A bill to enlarge Spruill's lauion of caval
ry has passed has passed both Houses.
Likewise the bill in favur of Chas. B.rd, late
Sheriff of Yancy.
The bill to amend the charter of the Far
mers Bank has parsed tha House. Also a
bill to prevent the sale of ardent suiriti with
in two miles ol Lenoir Institute' in Lenoir
county.
The bill to abolish imprisonment for debt
was rejected.
The bill to divide the State into ten Con
gressional Districts as. reported bv toe Com
mittee see report above) passed "the llou-e,
Several ineffectual attempt were made to
amend, and but Districts v. tie iail off as
above repot ted-
Tho bill tu abolish the Stite Convention
has passed the Contention aUe smkin-r out
the preamble ayes 03, noes 37. It is be
lieved the Senate will njett the bill.
Several hallo's have been hd for Senators
to the Confederate Congress, but no electiou
has taken place. On the t)Lh ballot the vo'e
stood as follows: W. T. Doitcb 50. S. J.
Person S3. Thoma-s L. Cl.nn-iu "m
the rest of the votes bein? dividnd
Mesrs. W. A. Graham', George Davi.-, W
W. Avery, J. M. Morehead, Bedford lb own,
H. N. EdwaKhj, Y. Osborne W. S. Ashe.
Gov. Bragg s name was w ithdrawn in Loth
Houses at las icq ict. Mes.-rs. 11. T. Clark,
W. S. H. Srnitti;, an i oiheis who hid been
voted fer, we. c withdrawn. Tuenmie ol .
S. Ru d was also withdraw n in the House.
A large number of propositions aie Ufere
the Legislature .concerning a tay law, but it
l as tikeo the precaution to refer teiy thing
to a tiocq jo:nt seect committee, to meuaie
a bill wiib care, not liable to ihe objections
oi Uhj late fiUy law. Ifeiiei u- caint-sily
manded and the times demand it, but s
glad that we sec no riis:.,iti..n i.i t .
r.e
are te--, to violaie the riglits of humanity, of j
;s niat-
i us-
".v., mi uis voii.sutui'.on
Raw Corr'ix. A
simple layer nf raw tot-
ton next to the fereast has pruvt d a
effectual piotection from cold ;,nl .
cases is thought to have PrlVi'.l ii.jir-.v ft
miny
m:straole, lingering life of Coiteiiistmn.
'.'in a
nave men in the .Southern army who
probably are effected with disease of ttio
lungs and otherwise predisposed to Consump
tion who might be exeatlv benehtte.l bv ihe
usu oi inn simple preventive. Aside
this, it would prove a most' con.foriabl
. ....
f.i:. .." ', : .
fi Oil!
ie a
d-
u.non to a soldiers apparel, even if in jei
feet health, for its waimth is eoual to fh.,ti
tof
wool. All the weaitr has ta do is to place a
sheet of raw cotton next to the skin ad over
the breat and he has a suie reventive from
the malady above mentioned, besides ren
deiing himself comparatively comfortable
.while standing cn sentry duly. Try
Murreesboro' C Upper.
1L
IMPORTAKT FK03I ArIZGXIA. A - Vnr f)u.
leans, August 27. Col. Baylor has issued a
proclamation taking possession of Arizonia
on behalf cf the Confederates. He declares
the civil and military offices vacant, and pro
vides for the trovernroont ,.C T..,;miV
.until such time as the. Confederate Congress
uuitTwise provides.
A. S. Jonnson and nari -ri.i rriIJa
on the 3Jst He took mimn.'itirl ..f tl-.n Con
federates, and was preparing to meet the Fed
erals under Lieut. Moore, who is advancing
from Tue&.n. It is sUted that Johnson un-
uouoteaiy captured tljete .froops. Jvl
will be in San Antonia on the 15th of
i ember. The Federal officers tat.en at
Fil.ru ore have been paroled.
unsou
ft ember
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