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RALEIGH, N. C; 1I03DAY IIOSNIHO, OCT. 27, 1862. tvhususd evxhx Monday by ALEX ANDER II. GO BH AH, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. TBB11B: For On Year For Eight Months JSf" IXTAKIABLT IX ADTAKCX. $1.90 1.00 Nashville, were brilliant in themselves and ligblj creditable to the officers in command, but in their effect upon the general cam- Shameful Negligence. We learn that Gov. Vance summoned the Council of State to meet in this cny o paign, they served but little other purpose 18th. The object of the call is stated to have than to give Warning to the "enemy of the been, to get the Council to authorise His danercr of Buell. and to hasten the oreoara-1 Excellency to convene the Legislature two , w . rf - tions for his reinforcement After full time weeks in advance of the usual period, ana had been riven to allow amnle reinforcements also to possess him of authority to procure in hint tn T.n;ni .ni fnrtrnrfW nn the suDolies ereatlr needed for our army, and to line to Buell, then General Bragg began to arrest the transportation out of the SUte or move. The grand object of his strategy be- thousands of articles absolutely esseu inetoiret to Louisville and penetrate the the support of our own people, and to check A Good Hove. - The Supply of Salt. The superabundance of Confederate Notes The Sute ursJa y 5ay3we in circulation, has been the cause of their de. saw Thomas G. Whitaker, Esq., salt com- preciation to some extent, and of a corres- missioner for the county of Wake last Wed- ponding inflation of the prices of every thing, nesday, who has just returned from an offi- No one in the Soutn can aisirusv we owj of Confederate money, for if that is not goodj then no property in the South can possess value. But the issuer of a currency may be vt if he Duts too much of v v vi oj ovi f J a7 vr 'Mll0ine Abingdon s,U works, Vir ginia, where our State h a contract for a large supply 0f salt and n n3ent manufac turing the same. Mr. W. h, succeeded in Dvv,wn0 uiuusana Dusfctls for the use of base of Buells operations, he fould it neces sary,, as the les alt of his combinations, to make at last a rapid march upon that city to interpose himself between that general and the mischievous operators of speculators and extortioners. These were certainlv great and important considerations, which admitted of no delay, and it was reasonable to suppose would have The Hews of the Week. Late northern papers state that two corps of McClellan's army have crossed the Poto mac one at Harper's Ferry and the other at Shepherdstown, and occupied, respective ly, Charlestown on the Winchester railroad, and Kerneysville on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Charlestown is fifteen and Ker neysville about twenty miles distant from Winchester. Until Thursday the main body of Gen. Lee's army is supposed to have been west of Oppequan creek, and between Bunk er's Hill and Winchester. By arrivals direct from the latter place, we learn that our army has made a movement in the direction of Kerneysville and Charlestown. If this re port be correct, and we see now no especial reason to discredit it, the great battle so long expected in that quarter, both bj the North and South, may be near at hand. From later advices, however, we learn that Gen. Jackson made an advance to meet the enemy, when ho immediately withdrew and crossed over the Potomac, into Maryland. It is therefore inferable, that McClellan has no intention to give Gen. Lee battle in that re gion, at leas4r the present He is thought to be drilling and preparing his new levies for the field, preparatory to another onward move to Richmond or some other important point. While McClellan is pushing forward on the upper Potomoc, Sigtl's cavalry are patrolling the country from Alexandria to Warrenton. A body of a hundred of them made a descent upon the town of Warrenton early on Satur day morning, and drove out a company of forty of our cavalry, who were in possession, killing their captain and wounding three of men. Fugitives from the place state that - -tum2J",IecI eleven of the Yankees, bu "" r .. . n M J. tuc ucn n uups quilling 111 iivui vu ui i . , Ohio ; but Buell beat him in the race, and met with a beartv concurrence on the part ot the whole object of the campaign was thus a Doav OI men appomiea uy u " thwarted and defeated. Bragg then had no other alternative, confronted as he found him 'self by superior numbers, than to fall back. This he has done, and it is greatly to be feared that he has taken a route of retreat hat will afford very little local subsistence for his army. The very fact - that he has taken the route leading to Cumberland Gap, would seem to a'gue that he was forced into it and was hard pressed by the enemy. especial.y to advise and co-operate with the Governor in all matters of public exigency. But strange to say oaly three out of the seven appeared, viz : Messrs. L. C. Desmond of Lenoir, Wm. A. Ferguson of Bertie, and David Murphy of Cumberland. There being no quorum, these three remained in the city until the evening of the 20th, hoping some other member of the Council would appear and constitute a quorum, when they could There is this encouraging feature, however, proceed to act upon the recommendations of in our affairs in the West, that whatever v. Vance. But no one came, ana me u may be the deficiencies of our Generals in obJects of the Executive were thwarted, the that Quarter, our armies are in eood condi- interests oi we fctaie anapeopie u.acu, a- I ....... , .i ; tion for efficient service. This is not only and bleeding leet ana nasea, snivenng the case with the army in Southern Ken tucky under the immediate command of I Bragg, which has not yet fought a general engagement, but is also the case with the army of General Van Dorn, now transferred to General Pemberton at Holly Springs, which has lately sustained a severe reverse. The loss of a campaign in the West is a most serious affair to the Confederacy. It may yet be retrieved by a General of large brain and active talents. Daily State Journal. A week in advance of its contemplated is sue, the enterprising Editor has issued the j They may have good and sufficient reasons, bodies of our soldiers left uncared for. No excuse short of utter impossibility to attend should be countenanced from those delinquents of the Council who have thus shamefully, if not treacherously betrayed the high trust committed to them. John W. Cunningham of Person, is said to be out of the State, and did not receive the notification of Gov. Vance. Wm. L. Hilliard of Bun combe, is in the army, and is of course ex cusable. But where was John J. Long of Halifax, who lives within six or eight houTs' ride of the Capital ? What prevented Jesse F. Graves of Surry, from being present? his paper in circulation, it is sure to lall in tne county, and has made arrangements for value. The same is true of gold and silver, its direct transportation hither. We ar Hence, the small depreciation in Confederate glad to learn that the superintendent of the money has been due, not to a want of confi- works informs Mr. Whitakcr that he con dence in its solvency, but to the superabun- templates no difficulty whatever in the re dance of it in the hands of the public.. moval of the salt, the Governor of Virginia This superabundance has been greatly re- not being likely to interpose any obstacles, lieved within a few weeks past, in Richmond, If persons having wagons and teams which by a very easy process adapted by the Secre- they would hire out, by applying tq Mr. W., tary of the Treasury. That process consists the county agent, they will receive eight simply in the fact that any holder of Trea- dollars a day, and be sent to the salt works, sury notes, instead of being obliged to go off where they will be employed in haulm- and squander them away in the purchase of wood until they have earned enough to pay property at ten prices, may take them to the for their load. The superintendent of the Treasury and exchange them for call scrip works has an abundant supply of corn and bearing interest at six per cent The holder hay for the use of teamsters. If the people of notes bearing no interest has the facility will go vigorously to work, and do it now, of converting them into interest bearing pa- there need be no scarcity of salt in North per of the Government, which he may hold Carolina. Mr. Whitaker informs us that as long as he chooses, and may then return to this salt, when laid out at the farmers doors the Treasury and get DacK notes in exenange. will not cost more than fuur or Jice dollars- At first this scrip was given returnable at pcr bushel. any moment ; but now, to relieve the Gov ernment of undue labor, it is given redeema ble at call, with interest at any time after ninety days. The effect of this simple measure has al- The energy and devotion to the interests of tho county which ilr. Whitaker has thrown into this business, exhibit his genu, uine, practical worth in times of emergency. A few such men in every county in the State ready been very fine, in relieving the money would be a treasure to the people and the market of a plethora of Treasury notes. W have no knowledge of the amount actually taken in the Treasury since the measure was adopted, but it certainly has been sufficient to give a tone of health to the money mar- terror of extortioners. Will the people of Wake remember his services ? We would suggest to the magistrates of other counties, who may not have yet moved in this matter, that they owe it their fellow tons familiar with troopers stories. The fight, if fight there was, took place in the main street of Warrenton. The impression prevails below, that the Yankee forces at Newbern have been largely reinforced, recently. Whether they are dread ing an attack from our forces, or design an early attack upon our lines, is not known. It is, however, obvious that it will not do for -us to anticipate any thing less than a strong movement upon us. The absolute necessity of meeting such a movement vigorously and with a sufieient force, must be palpable to every one. The more we hear of the battles at Cor inth, die more we are convinced that some of the most terrible fighting of the war oc curred there. The yankees only claim 200 of our men killed and 1200 wounded, while they admit a loss of three thousand woun ded and could not tell how many killed. The Mobile Register says that our army has made a stand at a convenient point in North Mis sissippi, that it is rapidly being reinforced, and will soon be in position to resume offen sive opeiations. In order to meet the vastly accumulating armies of the North, tho Adjutant General of the Confederate army has issued orders, extending the draft so as to include all citi zens liable to military duty between the ages of eighteen and forty years. We publish in another column, General Bragg's official report of his recent battle in Kentucky. It is certainly a very meagre and unsatisfalory account. The truth is, it is now very generaljy conceded that the cam paign in the West has proved a failure. The above named Daily in our city. It contains I the Telegraphic news twelve hours in advance of the Richmond papers and is filled with the very latest news from every quarter. We are pleased to learn from the Proprietor that the expense and labor of the publication has been fully calculated, and that he is con fident of success. We trust the Daily will be most liberally sustained. It is not a po both at home and abroad. Our Legislature will soon be in session, the daily proceedings of which will be obtained through this me dium. Terms for the Daily $6.00 "Tn-weekly 4.00 " Weekly 2.00 Surely a Daily ought to be well sustained at our seat of government, and we trust the history of the Daily State Journal will de. monstrate that it will be. it but it is due to the public that they should explain their seeming remissness. Their conduct, in the absence of a good excuse, will be judged of mest harshly by an injured ! and suffering people at homo and m the field. Governor Vance has now discharged his duty to the government that government having failed to second him in his constitu- ket, which it has been a stranger to for citizens to take immediate steps to relieve some time. Its effect upon prices will be them from the crutches of the salt monger?, even better, provided that the new issues of by im tating the example of the magistrates ot the Government can be restricted to such a Wake. degree that the absorbing process may go on. If the volume of currency now in circulation could by this and other expedients be reduc ed one half and kept down to that, limit, pri ces woald again become natural, and the mor bid condition of business, now universal would give way to general health and a nat ural tone. Extensive Eevival of Beligion. For three weeks past a revival of Religion has been in progress in the Methodist Con gregation in this city, and the interest seems to be increasing instead of abating. The Pastor, Rev. John S Long, preaches every night to crowded congregations. Nearly a hundred have professed conversion, and fuK ly half that number of Penitents present themselves nightly at the Altar of Prayer. It surely is a great and glorious work, such as was never before seen in this community. partments of the State government provided .uiajr vvu wmmuo hjb uiesseu innuences oi for such exigencies, lie must assume re- a time of pressing necessity let him now look to the People, to their pressing wants and necessities let him listen to the cries of our freezing soldiers, and take such steps as will relieve them. Let him see to it that the leather, shoes, clothes, &c, which are in the State, be purchased at fair prices, or taken at fair prices if exorbitant ones are de manded, instead of being sent out of the State to enrich speculators and extortioners, and let him pursue the same course with flour, bacon, &c, and the People will sus tain and help him, and our brave suffering soldiers call God's benisons on hfs head. The State of North Carolina has solemnly contracted with theContederate Government to clothe her own troops, and the Governor will not only be justified but applauded, for as suming even extraordinary powers, for fulfill ing this contract. And we feel confident Gov Vance will not permit our soldiers to suffer when he can relieve them, because he does not meet with the co-operation of other de- IJis Spirit, "until all shall know the Lord, from the least to the greatest" Patriotic Liberality. Gov. Vance has received from Messrs. B. J. Hale & Sons, Ed itors of the Fayetteville Observer, one hun dred pairs of Shoes, as a donation to supply the wants of our suffering soldiers. And we see it stated that Mrs. E. J. Hale has sent 250 pairs of Socks. We are happy to learn contributions are coming in rapidly in re sponse to the appeal made by .Gov. Vance te the people. Let every one contribute who subsidence of the waters of the Western can whelher larS or small the quantity ; for rivers, and the unprecedented droueht which eYerJ une can someming. prevailed for many months in that quarter, left the enemy high and dry in the interior, deprived of his gunboats, remote from his base of supplies, and liable to destruction at any moment from a vigilant and active ad versary. The Southern people saw this con dition of things with perfect clearness, and expectation was on tiptoe all the summer for a brilliant and successful campaign of our armies. The season has passed, winter is coming on, and the enemy without losing any ground, is already acting on the aggress ive, driving eur armies before him. The cause of General Bragg's failure is now sufficiently obvious. Instead of fight ing Buell in a pitched battle, when he had him at disadvantage, near Chattanooga, inferior in numbers, and remote from sunnlies. whPrA defeat would have been utter rain, GeneraL Bragg adopted the plan of taking possession!' ox uu wuaujr in uis rear by detachments and avoiding general engagements. The ex pedite s of Morgan and Smith into Ken tucky, and the achievement of Forrest, near sponsibility, if need be; leaving the delin quents who forced it upon him, to answer to the indignant thunder of an incensed and out raged people. Handsome Present. General Beauregard has made Stonewall Jackson a handsome pre sent. It is a splendid silvet-mounted pistol, of a new pattern, made : hi Paris expressly for Jackson. The pistol js a revolver, navy size, constructed tquthrow balls as a cannon throws grape shoj& With this formidable weapon, an officer hard-pressed maction might destroy half a dozen enemies at a sin gle discharge. Ah appropriate inscription is engraved on The silver plating. Lieutenant Generals. The list of Lieu tenant Generals appointed by the President, puousnea in our last, was incorrect. The From Wilmington. The dreadful pesti lence which has afflicted our sister town has following are the appointees, viz: Maior be6un bope, to abate. On Sunday, the Generals Jackson, Longstreet, Polk, Hardee, aeauis as reported e joumai ouueun, Pemberton, Kirby Smith and Holmes. was zo or au- Un onaay uie ueains were Evwv Wlv wnnrWa Pc;nf about 25 whiteslo ; blacks 7. Un lues- overlooked the superior claims of Major Gen erals Price and the twe Hills, who next to Jackson have done more successful fighting than any ether Generals in the service. We fear the President is incapable of rising above his prejudices and partialities in making his appointments. day the deaths did not exceed 13 or 14, in cluding 3 or 4 blacks. The number of new cases on that day was 33. the bulletin of Wednesday contains the hope that. the num ber of new cases for that day will be smaller. Arrival ot Surgeons. The following Surgeons arrived in Richmond last Wednes day by flag of truce boat : Surgeons Cooper, Prioleau, and Whitfield; Assistant Surgeons Leveret, Garvis,McQueen, have elected the Governor and the m0Ty Hill, Wallace, Newell, Whitfield and Morton, in the Legislature. The dems. have also a . ..... i P 1 1L. T . Tbese gentlemen have been in attendance up- "aJoniy in uongressmeu auu me A.egisia- on the wounded and sick at Sharpsburg, 1"';" AUUta"r VC T- o...... - 1 The New York elections come. vwuiuvju , uu squid iouuviu. off on the 4th of next montn. i" The recent elections in the North have resulted as follows : Pennsylvania has elected 15 abolitionists and 9 democrats to the Legislature. The dems. have a majority in the Legislature, thus securing two U. S. Senators. In Ohio 14 of the 19 Congress men elected are democ-ats the same pjfjv i .... i.. ? Hard Times on Newspapers. Two or three Newspapers in this State have had to discontinue.rcentlv. ,.for want of sumcieni support to ixtct thoTjgpj- expenses of publication. The Biblical Recorder, Ra leigh Register and Charlotte Democrat have had to advance their terms from two to three dollars a year. They have been compelled to do this, or suspend entirely two dollars being found insufficient to pay for the outlay and labor of publication. The price of Paper-and Printing Ink have increased prodig iously, Journeymen's wages have also in creased considerably, and every thing else used about a printing office. These things being so, the price of all Newspapers must be raised, or their Proprietors will lose mon ey. We have discontinued our club rates and ' now require all to pay what has always been he price to single subscribers, viz : $1.50 a year, we could not anord the paper for less its actual cost to us being over 1 a year, and yet there is one man who wants the paper for that small sum, for we have received but one single complaint from owr subscribers, to their credit be it said. Some miserly grumbler, signing himself u D. W. G." (he was ashamed to sign his name in full, as he ought to be,) in a letter Postmarked "Lethe, N. C." writes us a lecture, and at tempts not only to dictate the price, but also to instruct us how to print and edit the paper. We have only to say to "D. W. G." that there was no necessity for his writing that falsehood in the last two lines of his letter. In conclusion, we hope he and all Qthers like him, will feel at liberty to discontinue the Spirit 6f the ; Age "at once. -We desire no such picayune, miserly" subscribers names on our books. Quire ? Wonder if " D. W. G." is selling anything he has for sale, at the same prices ne was wunug iu lane oeiore tnese war times?" Will some of his neighbors please inform us. We have no doubt he is a heart less extortioner. The March of Death. Even the bloody Druses of Lebanon usual. ly spared the women and children. The war that rushed like a tornado through Italy last year, prostrating tens of thousands in its-, terrible sweep, destroyed but a small part of the people. And the war that is now surg ing through the length of this fair land is overwhelming but one man among thous ands of its inhabitants. But even here, in ou- qui.t -rillmsm, in r .Jf. Ittraiefl, thof9 is another kind of war, altogether more dead ly. Ther6 is a cordon drawn around every household. There is a deadly array set be fore every man. There is a fatal aim leveled at every human heart. With every sttp of your foot, with every beat of the "muffled drum" within your breast, you are approach ing that point where you will receive not a discharge from the war, but a fatal charge from an enemy who will pierce you through and through.. The young, the old, the rich, the poor, the sick, the well, the sober, the reck less, the gay, the gloomy, all are hastening in one never-halting procession, with the tramp of manhood's heavy tread, and the patter of childhood's lightest foptstep, to the very point of death's final ambush, and against his forms of doom. Ther is nn discharge in this war. The victims fall thick and fist as the leaves in the forest when the cloud, full of thunder, spreads over the earth like night, and the hail man gles and ruins tho beauty of every tree. You cannot escane. Strength will nnt ft Q - save you. Wisdom will not save you. The hoary head of honor will not save you. The anguish of fond parents will not save you. A sister's love, or a more passionate affection that swells another's heart, will not save you. All tike affection of the most 'glowing human soul will not save you. Nothing of the kind. All must die. Fuom Suffolk and Norfolk. We learn, says the Petersburg Express,bya gentleman who has just returned from a visit to Isle of Wight county,, that there about 20,000 Yan kees suppose to be at Suffolk, and about 10,000 more in or around Noi folk' and Ports mouth. They are desolating the country around Suffolk in true Vandal fashion. Many families m that town have recently been turn ed out of doors and their houses and furnituro appropriated to the use of the families of . Yankee 'officers. Officers to be Dropped. CqL Alfred 1 a ttla skirmish between Franklin and Iverson, of the 20th N. C. Regiment, pub- Carrsville two or three days between ago, Col, n&nes a xeuer i in me vvummgton Journal, stating that Gen. D. II. Hilt has called for the names of all officers who have been ab sent from their regiments for an unusual length of time, in order that they may be recommended to be dropped. Several names have been sent in from the 49th N. C. V. and more will be forwarded if the officers Ferebee's Rangers and a portion of Spears Yan kee regiment, three of the latter were killed, three wounded, and two taken prisoners, Col. Ferebee not losing a man. Cob Claiborne's Rangers have also been doing good service in Isle of Wight recently. Sixteenth Regiment Lieut CoL McDow- now absent do not report in a satisfactorv eil'8 Battalion Das ben fi'le t0 Regiment, - - J y-l I !! MSWk W . M -fl AM Silt t- ft' A S MM wsmner immeaiaieiy. unarges are to be pre- auu wis4U,4eu wum lwgiuicui. ferred against all soldiers who cannot furnish N- c- Troops. The following are the Staff full and complete testimony for the necessity Officers: Colonel, Jos. A. McDowell; Lt. ui uir conunuea aosence. vuu, i a. ic4h , jmj(, im Col. Iverson savs: uEverv ona in th ir- DoWell : Adjutant, E. M. Clayton; Quarter- my knows that if half the absentees who master, W. A. Patton j Commissary, R. L. were able to come to us from home had been Coleman. present, the battle of Sharpsburg would hare ; We learn that the Rginient has leftGreen. resulted in a decisive victory for us, and our vil,e under orders to report at Murfrees- troops before this would have overrun Mary horougb, lenn., to uen. t orrest. JU.WIU land.' Neva.