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RALEIGH, N. C: ' 1 HOBDAY HOVEHBER 2, 186a PUBLISHED- JEVSK Y MONDAY BY ALEXANDER II. GOR21A2T, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Tht Only Terms of this Paper. For twelve moatha . S4 00 ' For nine months 8 00 For tlx nfonthi 3 00 For three months 1 00 i TO Bl FilB IK VABIABLY IK ADTJLXCZ . Advertisements Inserted at $2 per squart (ten lines or less) for the first insertion, and $1 for each subsequent insertion. All Obituary Notices, Resolutions adopted by Oriers, Societies, &c and Poetry of a personal mature, inscribed to individuals, Ac, must bo ld fr at the rate of ten cents per line, and tho juaej Must accompany them when sent to tho . flitor. , Tkesaterai will bo inviolably adhered to. The Hews of the Week. From Gsn. Lee's Arict. After run ning Meade's army into their fortifications at Winchester, Gen. Lee fell back to the south sjde of the Rapidan. Tho enemy have made a pretended more upon hirj and are said to be concentrating at War renton Junction. A cavalry skirmish oc curred at Bealton where the enemy at tempted to capture our wagons that were hauling railroad iron for the torn up track. The fight lasted several hours when the enenfy were driven tack over three miles. Our loss four killed and forty wounded enemy's loss unknown several prisoners taken, among them Capt Seabod, a yankee Gen's Aid. This forward move of Meade's is thought to be a feint, to'nrevpnf T fmm- cnr1- 1 0 J . V MVW l WW WWUU ing reinforcements to Bragg. Northern papers intimate that Richmond will be threatened in a different direction thought to be by way of the Peninsula, or by way of Weldon. Fo Gen. Brago's Armt. The si lence that has so long prevaded concern ing Lragg's movements, is broken by the intelligence ' that active operations are soon to be renewed. A Georgia paper gives .it as his opinion that the next tanooga ana Nashville. If this opinion be well grounded," it indicates active movements in a direction that will give th enemy a blow in the rear. The ene my are greatly annoyed by the operations of onr cavalry in the Sequatchie Valley. They, recently captured the notorious Colonel Cliff, of Tennessee, with his es. ct rt and the mails. From the latter w Itarn the important fact that Rosecrans has been lelieved of the command of the army of the Cumberland, and General Thomas ordered to take immediate com mand under Grant, who commands the Department Orders to Burnside wtr e also captured in the mails. From Charleston. There has been heavy firing for several' days from the batteries Gregg and Wagner and from . twe of the ' Monitors, upon Sumter, Johnson, Moultrie and Sullivan's Island the heaviest, however, against Sumter, with little damage to us. Our batteries. replied vigorously. East Tennessee. It is said that measures arebeing adopted to dispose of Hooker and Burnside in East Tennessee. The details of the movement are with held for prudential reasens, but a strong force is said to be moving to the relief; of Gen. Jones, so as to enable him' to dispose of Hooker's and Burnside's ar. - mies . Northern Virqimia. The report reach. cs Lynchburg by passengers from Culpep. r that Meade has screwed his courage up, and is again advancing , in the direction of the Rappahannock. A considerable portion of his army is between that riv er, and Warrenton Junction. It is. sup posed there is no v danger Ofa fight, as Meade will take the .back track at the first indication of an advance by Gener al Lee. ' . 9 . Gem. Robt. Ransom. This gallant of ficer has been assigned to the command f the troops in South western Virginia and East Tennessee. We learn from a' private letter received here that a part of our cavalry engaged the Yankees1 near ZtllicoflVr on the 19th inst., and tpek iitj-t!:rec prisoners, with horses and accor.tr nunls, with a loss to us of only one private and Col. Battle, a very gal lant man. Increased Price or Printing Mate- RLiiA--The price of printing paper has gone up to 75 cents per poun j, printing ink to $1 per pound, journeymen's wages have increased nearly double what they were a short time ago, and every thing else used in a printing oflBce has increased in price in a like proportion. With these very heavily increased expenses, it is very evident that it will be difficult for us to continue the' publication of Age at the present price, unless we have a very large number of subscribers. If those of our friends who desire to see the Age sus tained will exert themselves to procure new jfcuunoers, we are very sure they can increase our list several thousand be-f tween this and the beginning of a new year. We have been well cared for by our friends heretofore, and we hope they will not be found wanting in this our time of need. We 'cannot receive yearly subscribers any longer for $3. P. S. Since the above was in type, the Paper maker has called upon us with a bill of $382 50 for only fifteen reams of paper 1 This is at 75 cents per pound ; but he expressed a fear he would have to go up higher yet, as those who furnish him with a certain kind of stock uaa notinea him that they should double their prices on it! With, we think, the certain price of a still further advance in the price of paper, we shall be compelled henceforth to put our rates as follows: For three months $1 ; six months $2; nine months $3; twelve months $4. We can't help it At even iuese rates,, we tear we shall not be able to make a living, at the enormous TTla OTA VlAtTA wtMw i- . 1 n.uarc w pjr ior everytning we nave to buy. : - ; it Baptist State Convention. This body met in this city on Wednes day last Rev. James McDaniel, Presi dent, in the Chair. About 50 delegates were enrolled on the first day, represent ing twenty churches and seven Associa tions ' ; Rev. James McDaniel was re-elected President, and Rev. J. D. Hufham, Edi itor of the Biblical Recorder, Secretary for the ensuing year. We are pleased to see among the Min isters our friend Rev. Thos. H. Pritchard, who had charge of a church in Baltimore, city by Lincoln's myrmidons on account of his Southern proclivities. " We learn j he has been invited to take charge of the j church in this city, during the absence of Rev. T. E. Skinner, who has recently sailed for Europe. We hope Mr. Pritch ard will accept the call. FkoM Western North Carolina. We give in another column an account of a skirmish between the enemy (yankees or tories, or both) and a portion four troops. The Editor of the Daily Pro gress has made diligent inquiries at the Executive office, but the only facts known there were the following namely : There bad been a SKirmiin with a small party in Madison county, we think at the Warm Springs ; Major Woodfin was seen to fall from his horse, and the impression is that he was killed. Gen. Vance, the commandant of that military depart ment, said he was being pressed by the enemy and ordered troops ferward. ThjMe are all the facts known .here. It may be an unimportant raid of a few bush-whackers, or it may be an advance in force, with the intention of occupying Asnevuie. vrenave woods in striking iistance. Gen. Vance is a gallant, tried and faithful officer, and we doubt not but they will be repulsed, should thev at tempt an advance into the mountain re gion of North Carolina. . ., Gov. Vance left for the West on Tues. day last, and his presence will rally the troops and the home guard, which from several counties we learn is marching to Luc luicaicucu scene ml invasion. DRArTBsh Southkn Min roa the Yan kee Armt. It appears that wherever the Yankees have got a foothold on Southern soil, they commence forcing Southern men into the Yankee army, and thus compel them to fight against jtheir own section and people. The fol lowing is,an item from a Northern pa- Per: " In the New Orleans Times, of the 8th, is an address from CoL C. W. Kill burn, Pnovost-Marshal of New Orleans, calling upon the citizens to volunteer for the defence of the city, and declaring that the conscription act is to be positively enforced. Gen Shtpley has announced a rigorous collection f the .taxes, atid forfeiture of the property of delinquents." If any portion of our people are dis posed to think that by submitting to the North they will get clear of the war and mba.uukes, tue aoove item may cnane their ideas. ' 1 It soi be agreed now, on all sides, that H no alternative left, to the South, J fight her way to freedom and , Bjsdence. Intervention is an a : Iron Rams have been hut- he question by John Bull, eaoe meetings" and "Nego- ackbowledged humbugs ; all ard knocks alone will settle j cupy of rsy. We are a unit at last. trv usion that all might long ago vj only at but as we are agreed eless to twit thosje whohave the so lonaed on broken reeds. ter The rtant question that follows, is j soil Are reparcd to meet and act out the the steltcrnative that stares us in the . face ? e are we shall triumph nobly and glojjsly over our.unprincipled en. emy.- to do so, we mbst give over alf bickl; and strife among ourselves ; we muslget the difFerences that have divided! allowing to all honesty and loyalty fpur pose, however much we may halisagreeii, and all unite now in giving larly support to the cause, in , filling ilie ranks of our armies, in en. couragilhe hearts of the people and dispellinll false hopes or fears -in which .some mjptt indulging, and in giving of our mCour strong right arms, and our unit energies to the vigorous, and successnprosecution of the war. This &he only means by which a sryeedv ds of the war can-be effected ! If we arirave, united and resolute, let. ting ourjows fall thickr htavy and fast upon ourlversary, a few' more months of the sfegle and victory "will be ours. But it Wire vacillating, distrustful of our governent, nd leaders, our soldiers and our tople, disaster and defeat will will sur overtake us, and ruin and. subjugatt be our certain doom. With these inevable facts staring us in the face, shallre continue the. heart-burnings and i&sensions that have torn and riven us faio factions, or shall we be a band of pothers; united, trustful and determinldto be free ? . . , Scrans and Others. It will &etn by the " Late Northern News" pnljhed in this 'paper,, that Ma- W 1 i Q Vns.nrnno Vl O O V An o army of th Cumberland; and that char- ges of cowardice and treachery have been preferred arainst him. It is said that he left the battle field" several hours before the battle was over on Sunday, at Chick- amauga some accounts attributing it to an attack "of epilepsy, another to the excessive use of opium, a third intimates that hin n. 1vnnf nafHoiiV Vi tii M tired for evening prayers, believing that he could do more by praying than fight ing; whill a fourth asserts that he was in Chattanooga asleep when Gen. Thomas prevented the entire destruction of his aVmy. Heretofore Rosecrans has been cracked up to be one of the greatest Gen erals in the yankee army : now he is called a coward and a traitor ! He has been ordered to Cincinnati to await a tri al, we suppose, on the charges preferred. Sic transit gloria ! Rosecrans successor is George H. Thomas, the renegade Virginian, who by accident gained a little success at Chick- amausa. while Gen. U. b. Grant is to have command of all the troops east of tne Mississippi, it is oeuevea mat ne win t concentrate his own' army with. that of' Thomas , Burnside s and Hookers, and thus with the largest army ever muster ed on this continent, will attempt to crush Bragg, Longstreet and our host of veterans around Chattanooga. He will fail, as Rosecrans did. . Besides Resecrans' removal, Admiral Dahlgreeh has been dismissed from the fleet before Charleston, and Meade is to meet a like fate if he fails in cutting off the retreat of Gen. Lee. By all these movements it is v? w evi - dent tnat Utn. uomusion is a rv;. ..?nt actor m th Yankee army at 1 ..it,:-, r 1 Mr. J J, setim, ot aurry, to-;,vr.o:i we are indebted for former favors, ser.-U us another list, with the cash, and r rit: - us as follows ;'j - "Your paper has given the greatest sacisiaction w iu reuers in tuia county. Its unwavering devotion to Southern-independence and the cause of temperance i .. ix i . , ana its plain anu caauiu exposure oi un principled demagogues, constructionists and submissionists, deserve the appro bation and encouragement of all true Southern men. I have therefore taken a little time in increasing its circulation in my community, and shall yet send you more. I hope every, one who ap proves your course will get you some subscribers, and thus encourage and sus tain you in the noble staad you have ta en. The Spir;t ef the Age has contrib uted largely ..o a ards dispelling the peace meeting delusion. 'lust. Fight. It Out exploit ted oji and e43? tiatioty agree l the cote It is al have id now, its The Chord that Thrills. j There is one subject that never fails to Tho invariable report from our gallant . I cause a thrill of the liveliest emotion in soldiery is, that they are ever eager to ! our hearts whenever we hear it mention- be led against the vandals who are dese- ed: It is the great cause of Iemper- crating our country. Ail nonor to suca ancb! Amid all the whirl anc confusion self-sacrifiicing heroes. of Revolution and strife and bloodshed, Southerners 1 Ycu have yet to learn this all important theme should still oc- how much you owe to those heroic souls - - the attention and warmest interest I who every christian and lover of his coun- You . " i:u : kn nif I fJrtn It is one upon wmuu is uuiacw i oUr hopes of success in the gigantic ing struggle in which we ar.e engaged, but hopes and destiny of the nation, af we have driven the' invader from our and taken our proud stand among nations of the earth. " Without the practice of this cardinal virtue among our officers and soldiers, disaster, treacherv and overthrow most , . rf . ' Rurplr await lis. As we write, we see a letter from, a North Carolina officer who leaned from beine captured at the dis- graceful surrender of Cumberland Gap, ( . Q I which says that Gen. Frazier, who made - . . 1 the infamcus surrender, was drunk, wben win go up unuiierame muruiura oi luamt he did, , A drunken traitor ! And most, J fulness and praise to the bare-f oted arid it we may not say au oi our most sswiuus, aisasfceris, uavc uecu uatcu iu iuo iiav,ulu petency, fool-hardiness or treachery of drunken commanders. j But .when we shall have emerged ' from our difficulties, when order and ' quiet must be restored out of the cha- os of confusion now surrounding us unless we have cool heads, sober judg I ments and temperate men to man J age the affairs of our government and govern our people, our case willbe de : plorable indeed. A nation of drunkards, despised ana contemnea Dy au mer na tions, and ready to fall a prey to anarchy and ruin. To prevent these dire results, we must nractice TemDerance row. inculcate it 1 among our children, and make it the ' polar star to all our hopes permanence and greatness. Let us not forget these i all-important truths. ! Ctire for Drunkenness. j There is a famous prescription in use J in England for the cure of drunkenness, I by which thousands are said tahave been .' assisted in recovering themselves. The recipe came into notoriety, through the . . efforts of John Vine Hall, father of the S Rev. Newman Hall,, and Capt Vine Hall, ; commander of the Great Eastern steam ship. He had fallen into such habitual P0 "CraluTfaimseir proved unavailing, . lenSm " sougnt tbe advice of an em i inent Psician, who gave bun a pre- ( scriPti0n which h& followed faithfully for ' j.i i . . . . - . tseTea monms, ana at the end of that tiine had lost all desire for liquors, al- V though he had been for many years led $ caPtive by most debasing appetite. ' The recipe, which he afterward nnWwK- ed, and by which so many other-drunk- , ards have been assisted to reform, is as , follows : Sujphate of iron, 5 grains magnesia, 10 grains; peppermint water' 11 drachms; spirit of nutmeg, 1 drachm t twice a day." ' This preparation acts J as a tonic and stimulant, and so partially t supplies the place of the accustomed li quor, and prevents that absolute ohvsical iand moral prostration that follow a sud 1 i t nm f . aen Dreading on irom tne use of stimula ting drinks. In cases where the appetite for liquors is not too strong, the medicine supplies the place of the accustomed drams entirely ;, but Mp. Hall continued f the use of liquors at first with the medi- j? i . At . - ... cine, aimmisning tne amount gradually until he was able to throw away his bot tle and glass altogether, after which he continued to take the medicine a month or two, till he felt that he was wholly re. stored to self-control, and could rejoice in a sound mind and in a sound body. A Lady in Gaston county sends us a . club of six subscribers, and writes : 44 1 I send you a club of subscribers, though not so large as some you have received ; lately. But I feel as proud at getting one,at least, as if I had killed a yankee He has been reading a very different paper fiom yours but I have induced him to try a true southern paper. I have been j a reader f your valuable paper for five A years, and intend to be a lile-tim snK- scriber ; I love it for its true Southern and temperance pnnciptes. Keen both these flags unfurled, friend Gorman : and wnile you bold up the hands of our brave- soldiers in. the field, and cheer the hearts of their friends at home, may j you be able to cause many to rally to the ? banner of Temperance, so that when we gain our independence of yankee domina tion, we may be able to put old Alcohol ' 1 t A. 1 t A. t ' 1 - 1 . Tjuucr iuou anu urn irui y iree ana lnae pendent A Lady in Buncombe county, re newing her subscription to the Age,says 44 The Spirit of the Age is i great treat in these days of Uryum. I wish all the papers in the Old North State breathed m the same spirit, and were as true to eur great Southern caws? ? God bltss the Ladies ! They are al 1 ways right and true. Ed. Age'. Our Soldiers. . s .... . n stand between you and subjugation! have yet to attain a just apprecia- r( Tt-Un thtkv Kiava rlnn an1 nre rlrL. for you and your posterity, for the pitiful sum of eleven dbllars per month! And the time will yet come, when, no Southern poet will think her can tune his lyre for a strain teo lofty to chant' thejir praises. Not yet has . that harp been struck whose chords shall fittingly sym ph'onize the commendation due to the immortal- valor and endurance of our matchless, defenders. When you and your children shall, freer th$ resplendent heights of prosperity, gaze down, a long vlsia ol uaPP auu KJ-- Jt i . r i A 1 l:i . T uePlus vlul . mi xi v i r i i. ihinl ciad soldiers of the present Con federate armies. And you, mothers and daughters,, whqs honor, purity and happiness are preserv ed by suoh sa3Hfices as were neve j yet so cheerfully made you cannot do.too much , for your defenders, nor prove too grate ful to them; for all that you hald dear and all that makes life -precious for you ' and your husband and your sons, is pre served by, the faithfulness of ourarmies! Let us, then, honor them work for them and, of our abundant means, provide for them and their families' wants. r v . -r" . From Western North Carolina. We have had some excitement during the week, on account of rumors of ayankee advance on our Western border. A letter has been received at the Executive De partment from General Yancey atv Ash- ville tnat Ma; r7ood'fin has been killed hj of the enemy semewhere beyond that place, and that they were sing forward. General Vance is making every possible t preparation to meet the enemy should they advance We trust, that the death of Maj. Woodfin may turn out to be a mistake. ( News of the 22nd says : A raid by some two or three hundred renegade Tenntsseeans and .North Car olinians wa3 ma'de from the direction o4 Greenville into. Madison county. Wit week. They came in this direction as far as the Warm Spring. One mile be low the Spring they shot old Mr. Gar- rett as he was standing in his yard. He' died in 35 minutes. He was about TO years of age, a good citizen and a, clever man. It was a cold blooded murder, and one at which humanity weeps and man hood blushes. The raidVrs carried off all the stock in the county, as tar as they penetrated, and said thty wo iM he back shortly. Many tnreats nave been made asrainst this place, and reports of the advance of the enemy in heavy ' force has been rife for some days. Considerable alarm among a portion of our people has been the consequence. If it. would do any good we would say to all keep cool the enemy, when he attempts to reach J'tshe- ' yille, will find 44 Jordan a hard road to travel" preparations have been made to give him a reception he will not soen forget. General Vance is wide awake aciivetpu viguant. ne-is at tnt right pmt, ana nas several -men with him aud several more scattered around 44 nerl miscus, nome ot tbem on norseback and some afoefc, and all eager to extend a M . m m true.iNorth Carolina welcome to the inva ders of their oomes. The Henderson Times of the same date says: Rumors of Yankee raid on Asheyille, were current in this place on Monday last, and it was believed by many here, that the Federals would occupy that place on Monday night In the evening a courrier.was sent to Asheville to learn the facts. Courier has returned; and ' instead of confirming the story, that there were 2,000 Yankee cavalry, at Marshal, or at some other point near Ashe ville, reports some bushwhackers perhaps forty, down-about Warm Springs. So the rumor raid gts up the spout for the present. - Axuse)ix:sts. A Georgia Baptist pas tor reports a 44 powerful reactionary movement in his church, in relation to popular amusements, showing that the' vast majority remain firmly old fashion ed on this subject" Thx State Journttl. Mr. Spelman has published an Extra, in which he gires notice that he will resume the publica tion or the State Journal on the 2d day of November.