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"Nay, Cohnl iV.'shington, let it nsvcfbe said Iment, on J n marble monument erected to .mark
that you pass vd the housa cfy-our father's friVnd, j the spot of repose. without dismounting. I must insist on the honor "Taurrht bv the front rxamnle which I have had of delaying1 you as my guest" i so long- bt-fo re me. .never to oppose ray private "Thanks to you. my dear Sir. hut I ridin haste, I wishes to the will of my country, I consent to the bearer of despatches to our Governor in Wil liamsburg, which may not brook delay." . "Is this the noble steed which was given you by the dying Brad Jock on the fatal field of Mon ongahcla? and this the same servant he bequeath ed you nt the same time ?" - Washington answered in the affirmative. 'Then, my dear Colonel, thus mounu d and at tended, you may well dine with me, and by bor rowing some of this fine moonlight, reach Wil liamsburg ere his Excellency shall have shaken off his morning slumbers." "Do I understand that I may be excused imme diately aftei dinner ?" "Certainly." "Then, : Sir, I accept your hospitality." And gracefully throwing himself from the charger, he resigned therein to his English servant, giving at the same time strict orders as to the time he must be ready with the horses to pursne thci.r journey. ' "I am rejoiced, Colonel Washinrton " said the hospitable old gentleman, "fortunately to have met you on my morning ride ; and the more so ns I have some guests who may make the repast pass pleasantly, and will not fail to appreciate you, young and valiant soldier." Washington bowed his thanks, and was intro duced to the company. Virginia's far famed hos- 1itality was well set forth in that barronial Hall, 'rccise in his household regulations, the social feast was closed at the time the host had predicted. The servant was also punctual he knew the hab its of his master. At the appointed moment he stood with horses caparisoned at the gate; and did he marvel, as listening to every footstep that paced down the avenue, he saw the sun sink in th? west, and vet no master appear. At length or ders cam- that the horses should be put up for the night. Wonder upon wonder 1 when his busi ness with the Governor was so urgent 1 The sun was high in the heavens the noxt day ere Wash ington mounted for his journey. No explanation was given, but it was rumored that among the guests was a beautiful young widow, to whose charms his heart had responded. This was fur- the request made by Congress: and in doing this f need not,7 cannot, say what a sacrifice of in dividual feeling I make to a sense of public duty." The intention of Congress of 1797 has never been executed, nor the proposed monument erect ed, i be enthusiam of the time passed away, ' V : From Miss Leslie's Magazine. WHERE THERE IS A WILL,- -THERE IS - ' A WAY. .. v ' : BY MRS. ANNA BACIlfc. One day, as Harriet Butler was returning from a walk, she saw a small boy sitting on a door step, holding his hand to his face, and crying bit terly. She stepped up to him and asked what was the matter. The child was unable to speak, but after Harriet had repeated her inquiry sever- and the many conflicting cares of a great nation a times, he pointed to his mouth, and gave her turned its thought from thus perpetuating his me. "J unuersiana mai nc naa a very Dau louuiacuei morv, whose image, it trusted, would be ever en- Poor little thing ?' said Harriet, 'had not you shrined in the hearts of a great people. better go home? bearer-ly two years of her lonely widowhood Fresh tears streamed down the little fellow's were accomplished, ere the lady of Mount Ver- face, and he screamed aloud, and sharper throbs non found death approaching. Gathering her cf pain darted through his tooih. family around her, she impressed on them the Harriet was puzzled. She could not make value of that religion which she had tested from the child speak intelligibly enough to tell her her youth onward to hoary hairs. Then calmly wuero r,va ,nr tun-h, n M n resigning her soul into the bands of Him who . , . . , . . , tn 1 4 II r - J I V MHO tUU VCJl 1U9 IUUU1CI IrV Ullib W Jm. full ofhonors, she was laid fa the tomb -of Wash- He mustnot sit there any how; (as the child inston iwjtiw ..unit emu "i "v milium, m 1 ... 1 -mirl . t 71 i ,;, ii;.,a f r win Jieep raumff worse anu worse, wnaisiatt A. IE 111 UUL11IIL. U LIIU lillCfllllLllLJ .' 1I1U1W11U I W U Washington, we nerceive that it was neither the I do ? if I could cure him, now' beauty, with which she was endowed, nor the Harriet remembered that her mother's cook high station which' she had attained, that gave once had a very bad toothache, and her mother 1 I . . 1 1 . r .1 1 - .. 1. J 1 t . .1 . il enaunng lustre to ner cnaracter, dui ner cnristian naa cureu 11 Dy putting creosote into me loom. fidelity in those duties which devolve upon her She knew that creosote was sold by druggists. sex. 1 instated her to irradiate the home, to She looked up and down the street, and saw at lighten the cares, to cheer the anxieties, to sublimate Lome distance a rilt mortar Droiectinor from a . L - C t I .1 0 0 me enjo'mems, 01 mm wno, in me expressive ncdae over a shop door, and she knew that it . tr a 1 i w . r w . -n. m t f - languige 01 iue v.niei justice iuarsnaii, was yso must be a druggist's sign lavoreu 01 neaven as 10 uepan wunoui exnmumg nme ,ith Httlft . , ,nn(, ru in the rejection of the Act. Since that time most of the defects comolained of have been remedied and now, with half the industry on the part o those objectors iri explaining the good qualities o th nresent law that was taken to show its origina defects, we are of opinion that the Act would be adonted with acclamation. The bhenns 01 tnose Counties that have heretofore rejected the Schoo Law are redUired again to open a poll to ascer tain the sense of the people on the subject, at the next August election the weakness of humanity. SETTLEMENT AT ROANOKE. From Vtosi'd New Work, now in course of publication, The I'ictorial History of the united Mates, j la the beginning of the vear 15S7, Sir Walter CO Raleigh fitted out three ship-, with one hundred and riftv men, besides mariners, under the corn mand of Captain John White, whom he appoint ed governor, with twelve assistants, incorporat ing them by the name of "The Governor and Assistants of the City of Raleigh, in Virginia." This squadron sailed from Portsmouth on the trver conGrmwi bv his rrv in cr hut i hi-iif smi-o nt I -..1 i . . c . ! - wir 1 . V- 0 TV i , i-n 01 April, jo, ana auer loucinng at oauia 'this poor boy Williamsburg, retracing his route with usual ce-! r.. .i.w- r I 1 j 1 e 11 I wut itaiiivu Vjdin; rum uu liit-- iui.ii ui l,1 VOll tnve linn V I o il ni tt- H 1 L and P4' Hattcras on the 22,1. A party of men that will cure h or the late Colonel Cue! is. 111 leviL-mnv. her. r . r , - uidnwu cua u . ... . . . - . .'1 w.iq sour on lirrr nt l-T nannlcp in spnrcli liir Imi I rw.i. .1 tne 1011 get something to cure your tooth.' The child resisted at first, but when Harriet repeated that she would get something to cure his tooth, he allowed her to take his hand and lead him across the street to the drug store. There was nobody in the store but an elderly man, dressed in clothes of the quaker cut, who was rubbing something in a mortar. He looked up and stared a little when he saw Harriet ad vance to the corner of the counter, drawing af ter her the ragged sobbing: child. 'Is any thing the matter V said he. 'Shy said Harriet, coloring up to her forehead, has a dreadful tooth-achr. Can some creosote or anything else It was quite amusing, a'day or two since, to see . . J -P A n wmte man sawing a cora 01 woou, wiien uiuck. fellow stood looking on, with his hands in his pockets, giving directions, viz : 'Put dat 'tick a leetle furder to de middle ob de hoss. btop, fuss and nut dat cat 'tick on dc top, and saw dem boal too-fidder ! LiDt un dat lor ut). out ob de irutter. o r j- o. - Saw away fasser, you lazy lubber; you don't aim de salt ob you porridge I' The gentleman to whom the wood belonged just then stepped up and asked Pompey why" the white man was doing the work which he (the black) had engaged to do? Said Pomp, 'Cause me hire him for de lob. 'Ah and how much do you give him?' 'Pour and sixpence.' 'How is that? You are to have but four shillings, the usual price.' 'Oh, hebber mind, it's worth sixpence to be pemman, leetle while" Boston Post. THE ST AND A KI). Wednesday, May 31,1 843. A 1. 1 1 Jl P 1-.1 1 A 1 owing year, his nuptials were celebrated. " -..---- - - , x uruggisi "k iiujq oi me imie Doy, niieu Henceforth the life of the lady of Mount Vcr-' u.Iieen men lcu D) urenvilie DUl couia Iina no him upon a high stool, and exammed his mouth. non is a part of the history of her country. In that hallowed retreat she was found entering into the plans of Washington, sharing his confidence, and making his household Inppy. There her mly daughter, Martha Cuilis, died in the bloom of youth ; a f;w years after, when the troubles of the country drew her husband to the post of com-m:nrier-in-chief of her armies, she atfconpanied him to Boston, and witnessed hs siege and evacu ation. For eight years he returned no more to ! o o i T n TT It i.'ria thrntlnri ilatnrminl r i-nmam .1 care, anl to endure, with changeless trust vkW , ' . , .T " HMvPn enntinnft? n,Vi fr nn... ;n Roanoke. Soon after their landing, one of their t m u X . . I Tt 11 tyi nor I nnpflPO N Air orro rrrrii n rr- i mil 4 mm--. Diy dear. At the close ot each campaign, she re- i y fe t --e""5 - paired in complbnce with his wishes, to head j fr.om the fort was mrdered by a party of In- quarters, where the ladies of the general officers ' ans joined her in forming such society as diffused a j number of the colonists, led by Captain Staf checring influence over even the gloom of the ! ford, paying a visit to the island of Croatan, with winter of Valley Forge and Morristown. The j Manteo, the Indian, whose relatives dwelt there, opening of every campaign was the signal of re-j were kindly received by the natives. The ac tum of Lidy Washington, ( is sh" was called in counts given by the Indians of Croatan, left no Me army) to her domestic cares at Mount Ver-1 doubt of the fate of the fifteen men whom Sir uon "1 heard," said she, 'Hhe first and last cannon Richard Grenville had placed at Roanoke. A of the revolutionary war. ' The rejoicings which part cf them had been murdered by the Indians !Sn fr J f UrrCDi rf .Cormva,h5' ? 'la! au' of Sccotan, and the remainder had gone in their tumnof 17ol, marked for her a season ofthedeen-' i . e n 1 i . .1 r,t sorrow. Her only remaining child, Col. John ! ba "Pon.onc ?f thc sal erc Custis, the aiJ-dc-camp of Washington, became, j CO,d "0t vc avoided a similar fate. during his arduous duties at the siee of York- On the 13th of August, Manteo M as baptized town, the victim of an epidemic fever, an I died at j constituted L,prd ol the Island of Roanoke, the age of twentj--sevch. He was but a boy of j and,?f tnc PPositc continent ofDesamongapeak, five at the time of her second marriage, anJ had i a3 ir Walter Raleigh had ordered ; and on the drawn forth strongly the affections anl regard ofj lSihof thc same month, Mrs. Eleanor Dare, w ife her illustrious husband, who shared her affliction of Ananias Dare, one of the Court of Assistants, lor his loss, and by the tenderest sympathy strove j and daughter of Governor Dare, gave birth to a to alleviate it. daughter, who was baptized by the name of Vir- After the close of the unr, a fiv ye rs were J gi'nh. She was the first Anglo-American. When deroted to the enioyment and embellishment of f rrmmnr -..,i.. -n-ij iu jjjii "lauu, sue itli them perish- t e 1 ........ .1 1 . ! i lire lu.uiiy ivcia SLUi 111 "real llccU OI IUTinCr mansion was thronged witti guests of distinction ' i- , . ? . . .H of trhnm wm,rLpt ' . SUPP" ana re-miorcements; and at the earnest , . . , -' tv viuui cuuuullll UVIlfc . .re,, .a, i ..wiiuii tmuu. 1 nc peace ana re- remained with her parent, and xi ......... jHii-iw ed in the land of her nalivit-. bright ingredients to their cup of happiness. Their tk .:n gy of Mrs. Washtn:ton in tbe cotnplicated duties of a Virginia housewife, and the elegance and signs 01 tnem except tne Dones 01 one man, sup- Then he took a bottle from a shelf, and a lon- posed to nave ocen Kinea uy tne natives. At stee Di out of a drawer. Tie wmirul si smnll the north end of the island a fort was found, bit of cotton round the Doint of tl& nin: anrl hav- which had been erected by Lane, and the houses ing wetted it with the liquid contained in the bot of thc first colony undemolished. The lower tie, he made the boy open his mouth amin, and rooms, however, were overrun with melons, and pressed the cotton irentiv into the ar-hi tnnil.. deer were feeding on them. inir Kir i't f;n .,:i i. . T -1 1 1 1 .J rt ll'LTi. i ,.1. - ' , ivaieign nau uirecica governor nue 10 seiue and turnmor to Harriet, who had wnfrbnH nm. on Chesapeake Bay; but this was opposed by ccedings with great interest, he asked Ferdinando, the Spanish pilot, to w hose care the Who is this child I don't know, sir replied Harriet. I found him in the street, over the way, all alone, and crying very hard. And how came thee to take him in hand ? What else could I do, sir? He was in pain, and had nobody to help him. 'How came thee to bring him in here ?' Harriet felt embarrassed, for she thought that perhaps the druggist was displeased ; but she rallied her courage and answered modestly 'Sir, I knew that creosote would cure the tooth ache. I thought if he stayed there screaming, he would get worse, and may be something would happen to him ; he might get lost or die there 011 the step. And I knew that creosote was sold in drug stores, so I coaxed him up and brought him 111 here. The good druggist boked kindly at Harriet. Thou not only desirest to do good, butknow cst how to do it, said he. 4It is not every child of thy age that would have thc thought to man age as well as thou has done. Thou hast good parents, I'll warrant. Yes, indeed, sir, said Harriet earnestly. By this time the child had ceased to sob and twist ; his tears stopped, and looking up with a sort of surprise, he said, 'its most done hurting it is.' 'I am glad to hear it, said the Friend, patting the little boy on the head. Can you go home now V asked Harriet. 'O ! yes, replied thc child, I ha'nt got fir to 6" DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE. FOR PRESIDENT OF THE V. STATES 1 MARTJN VAN BUREN, OF NEW-YORK. Subject to the decision of a JVational Convention. - - - - To the Patrons of the JV C. Standard. The Patrons of the Standard are informed, that after the publication of the present number, the connection of the subscriber with the establish, ment will be dissolved. Several circumstances might seem to have brought about this result j but I assure the public that nothing has had a suffi cient bearing upon the subject to produce the con sequences now indicated, but the will of the sub scriber. I have for a long time desired to with draw from the arena of party contention, and have waited only for an opportunity to do justice to myself and to my friends, in order to consum mate this cherished wish. When I took charge of the Standard Office. seven years ago, it was, with me, a private enter prise, grounded solely on my own resources. It might, therefore, appear reasonable that I should withdraw at any time when it suited my inclina tion to do so. But I could not consent to dissolve my connection with those firm and faithful friends, with peculiar vigilance the freedom, sovereignty jrrtee with which she presided at her noble board, i h voice or a free nation, conferring on Gene ral Washington the highest offiac in its power to bestovr, was not obeyed without a sacrifice of feel ing. It was in the Spring of 1 730, that with his lady, ho Bade adieu to his tranquil abode, to as sume thc responsibility of the first Presidency. la forming his domestic establishment, he mingled the simplicity of a republic with that dignity which Le felt was necessary to secure the rrspect of older governments. The" furnitun of his house, th Jivcry 01 his servant?, the entertainment of his ! guests displayed elegance, while thi-y rejected os tentation. In all these arrangements. Mrs. Wash ington was a second self Her Friday evening levees, at which he was always present, exhibited that perfect etiquette which marks the intercourse of the dignified and high bred. Commencing at seven, and closing at ten, they lent no more sanc tion to late hours than to levity. The first lady or the nation still preserved the habits of early life Indulging in no indolence, she left her pillow at dawn, and after breakfast retired to her chamber for an hour, for the study of the scriptures and de votion. This practice, it is said, during thr In period of half a century, she never omitted. The duties of the sabbath were dear to her. The Pre sident and herself attended public worship with regularity, and in the evening he read, in her chamber, the scriptures, and a sermon. The spring of 1797 opened for them with the most pleasing anticipations. The cares of high office were resigned, and they were about to retire for the remainder of their days, to the beloved shades of Mount Vernon. The new turf spring ing intoiresh greenness wherever they trod, the vernal blossoms opening to receive them, the' war bled welcome of the birds, were never more dear as wearied with the toils of public life, and satial led with its honors, they returned to their rural re treat, hallowed by the recollections of earlier years and by the consciousness of virtue. But in two years Washington was no more. The shock of bis death, after an illness of only 24 hours, fell like a thunderbolt upon the bereaved widow. The ptty which had long been her strength continued its support, but her heart drown ed: and though her cheerfulness did not Utffrltr forsake her, she discharged her habitual round of duties, as one who left that Hhe glory had depart ed." . '.How beautiful and characteristic was her re ply io the solicitations of the highest authority of . the -nation," that the remains of her iifustnous husband might be removed to the seatof --govern - solicitation of the people, Governor White re turned to England with thc fleet for thc purpose 01 ooiaining mem. On his arrival, thc apprehension of the Soan- ; ish invasion engaged all minds. In the folio w- andi independence of the respective States; be cause they regard the people as the true and the only source of legitimate, power, and believe, to the fullest extent, in their capacity for self-government; because it is a principle universally recog nized in their political creed that public men are the servants and not the masters of the people; arid because, in his opinion, the important public measures advocated at present by the democratic party are eminently calculated to augment the pub lic prosperity and welfare. The undersigned is opposed to all taxation, whether direct or indirect, beyond what is necessa ry to supply the public wants; and he would be glad to see the public expenditures cut down to the lowest standard consistent with a vig. orous and healthful administration of public af fairs. He is opposed to costly splendour of State or National Administration. He is opposed to a National Debt in any form whatever, unless its creation be unavoidable. He is opposed to a Na tional Bank, on grounds both of expediency and constitutionality. He is opposed to a distribution of the proceeds of the sales of the Public Lands, especially when they are indispensable to the support of government. He is opposed to the present high Tariff, believing, as he does, that it is based on protective principles, that it operates as a bounty to the manufacturing interests, and 0 , imposes unequal and oppressive burdens espe cially upon the Southern States. He is opposed to the dangerous and unjust principles involved in the late Bankrupt Law. He is opposed, utterly opposed, to the proposition that the General Gov ernment should assume the debts of the States. He is opposed to any alteration or modification of the Veto Power. " And in fine, he is opposed to all the projects, measures and principles of the modern Whiff party. In striking from the columns of the Standard (as he shall do next week,) the name of Mr. Van Bcren as the Democratic Candidate for Presi dent, the undersigned desires it to be distinctly un derstood that he takes no stand in opposition to the pretensions of that great and patriotic States AT man. io man can ne more deeply impressed than he is with a sense of Mr. Van Bcrex's high character and distinguished public services; and no man will go farther, in advocating hi claims to the Presidency, should the voice of the democratic party, in Convention assembled, be given in his favour. But the democratic Dartv has other men in its ranks equally distinguished, whose claims upon the country are certainly en titled to equal consideration and regard ; and whilst the undersigned is disposed, nay, even de sirous, as the conductor of a democratic press, to afford to the friends of each and all of those gentlemen who have been spoken of by the demo cracy of thc country in connection with the Pres idency, the fullest and the amplest range for dis cussion and for mutual consultation, he must be permitted to persevere in the course he has mark ed out for himself of pledging his support to no man in advance. He is willing to abide the do cision of a Democratic National Convention ; and whatever his personal preferences may be, he would be the last man to permit them to conflict COMMUNICATIONS. For thci North Carolina Stan . CORRESPONDENCE. J Rockford, N. C, May 9th is Sir: The undersigned, Committee, appointed! dress you in behalf of the Democratic Convention Third Congressional District of North Carolina h u this place on tbe present instant, take great pW,! , . announcing to vou, that you have been UHanLjL'" nunated by said Convention as a su.table person t resent the principles of the democratic party in fh. fCp Congress of the United States. ' he "e$t We trust that the feelings and wishes of those ui we represent may be gratified by your acceptance of ,? nomination, anrl that Vr.n.na. 01"ie j lo ini8 communicati TT1 1 V lw iriln . "t-aii j 5" uuu u your convenience will allow rcrjr rcupecuuiiy, yours, &,c. R. P. CARD WET t Co!. David S. Reid. LYTLE HICKERSO.V GEORGE BOWER, ' SOLOMON GRAVES SOLOMON TRANSEE REPLY. Rockingham Co. N. C.Maviflih iB,n Gentlembw : Your lelter informing" me of my n mination by the Democratic Republican Convention u sembled in Rockford, on the 9th instant, as a candidal" for a seat in the .House of Representatives of the next Congress from the third district, was not received until yesterday. 1 Believing that I did not possess the experience to ena. uiBiuciuuee-minenuy uselul if elected to the station for which your kind partiality has prompted you to nomi nate me, and being anxious to devote my time to other pursuits, I sincerely desired that the nomination should be conferred 03 some individual possessing more leisure and ability than myself. But, inasmuch the nomina tion is the emanation of the spontaneous choice of my Fellow-Citizens, I have only, to say that if they believe I can aid them in rescuing the country from the devasta. tirtg wreck of the political storm by which it v. as m;.r run in 1840, and in bringing the Government back again on the good old Republican tack, duty to the country a well as to myself, will not permit me to withhold cither my name or exertions towards the consummation ot such a desirable object. Please accept for yourselves and for those you repre sent, my profound and grateful acknowledgement for Hie honor you hav done me. With high consideration, I am your obt. serv'L &,c. DAVID S. REID. Messrs. R. P. Cardwell, Lyfle Hickerson, George Bow er, Solomon Graves and SolomonTransce, committee. who have stood by me to the present moment, without leaving the establishment in thc hands of; with the performance of the duty which he owes some one who would not disappoint the cspecta- to his party and to the country. lions they entertained, when they became subscri- j bers to the Stan lard. I am quite sure I have at- tuined this object in the present transfer. Mr. Holdkn, (as will be seen by his Address which follows) will continue the paper on its long estab lished piinciples He has the important advan tage of being a practical printer, and is every oth er way well qualified to fill the station he has as sumed. He is a young man of great moral worth, and hence our friends have a surety that he will The undersigned has thus given, very briefly and imperfectly, however, a general outline of his political opinions and of the principles by which he is determined to be guided in his Editorial course. He cannot hope to bring to the perform ance of the task before hirn the experience and ability which characterized the career of his high ly respectable predecessor ; but he promises to cx ert himself to the uttermost, and, planting himself upon the broad platform of just and imperishable Ing summer, 1588, when it was actually attempt ed, tne yucen and thc whole kingdom were em ployed, and Raleigh, Drake, and the other naval commanders, were so fully occupied, as to admit ot no attention to enterprises of inferior moment. Two ships, which Raleigh found means to des patch with supplies, were compelled to return by uic enemy, wo iurtner attempt to relieve them i was made until thc destruction of the "Invincible Armada." Raleigh's schemes for colonization had already cost him forty thousand pounds, and of course had yielded him no profit. Ensraffed in other ar duous enterprises, he was under tfle necessity of jsslgmng a portion 01 the rights conferred by his paifciU (March, 159,) to Sir Thomas Smith, and several other gentlemen, among whom was Rich ard Hakluyt, prebendary of Westminster, the au thor of a celebrated collection of voyages and travels, which were instrumental in excitm the spirit of adventure among his countrymen. This company carried on a petty trade with the na tives, but made no attempt at colonization. It was not till the beginning of 159D, that Gov ernor White obtained leave for three small shin-.. ordered to cruise among the Spanish Islands in thc West Indies, to take rc-inforcements and sup i . puesior.me colony at Koanokc. Thc cruise detained them till the middle of August, when ar riving at the island, they found only the letters "Croatan" cut repeatedly upon the trees and beams of the deserted houses. Hardly could the governor persuade the captains to follow the col ouy to Croatan. Their consent was at length obtained, when the weather growing tempestu ous, and the ships losing most of their cables and anchors, they sailed directly for England, leaving thc colony to its unknown fate. Such was the termination of Sir Walter Ra leigh's repeated and persevering attr.mr,f tabhsh a settlement on thc shores of North Caro lina. Aluiontrh iinnoDaA.T Kr -' j. . . , jp -vvsmui ah uia ixjjmeuiaie object, hiainfliMrnce and example gave the first impulse;.to English colonization in our country: and it was 6nrt an act of justice to one of the greatest men of the illustrious age of Queen Eliz abeth, when the State of North Carolina, appre ciating hw character awl revering bis memorv, gave hnvname to their capital eitv. . j fulfil thc promises he makes in his opening Ad- principles, he assures his friends, the democratic party anJ the public, that he will shrink from no drcSS. I bnnn lhf nntrons nf t!ir Rtnnt-i rrl ti-Ill . I J --- j . W..W V . ...W ' 4 I. HI 'Be easy about thy little friend,' said thc drug-' gve him a fair trial gist, ringing a bell that stood on the counter. 4I will send my boy home with him.' Thank -I- 1 Towards the patrons of the Standard I enter tain sentiments of gratitude and resnect: and shall Vwii, sir, said llarriet. courtsevinir. 'Inn- Kried ... 1 .i .1 1 1 rrrt ' , , , . 0 lyo t ituifiiiurance 01 me Kinuness I he next thought that occurred to her was. a i-. e i i 1 1 ! e ' nn 1 n.irtl.llllir rf tfhifh I liitra Keen V, r nK,Vt one had ! rni l . . .1 . . . Aney nave my dcsi wisnes jortneir personal wel fare and political prosperity, so long as the latter" shall be identical with the best interests of otfr be loved country. Although I retire from the contests of party, it is not my purpose to withd raw from business or see a Pros- that she ought to pay for the creosote. three cents in her bag ; she took them out and offered them to the druggist, saying Will that be enough, sir, to pay for thc stuff,' Keep thy money,' said the old gentleman smiling, 'and give me a shake of thy little hand instead. Farewell. Tell thv Barents from me nrnsftW rbr0M?hl 7 7' from public life. The public will I trust that thou wilt make a good woman, if thou I 1 j . . , , j . . 0 ' ; nettllS in this Ntnn.-f irr! in ivhiKh T - art spared to grow up. Harriet thanked the good old Friend again, bade him good evening: and tripped home with light feet. Every mornim? Harriett repeated to herself uie iavonte lines, and prayed that God would help her to act according to them. " So, bv con stant exercise, her kind impulses became benev olent habits, and good feelings strengthened into good principles. She was always on the watch to nnd out what she could do to oblige or to please; and where there is such a will, the way pectus in this Standard, in which I propose to is sue a cheap newspaper, to be called The Indepen dent, which is a candidate for the patronage of mod crate men of all parties. In settling the financial matters of the North Carolina Standard, our friends will please lo ob serve that all sums due the establishment up to this day, May 31, 1843, inclusive must be paid to the subscriber. Mr. Holden's accounts com mence on to-morrow, June 1. He will send the Standard to those who have paid beyond that pe ls never wanting. But Harriett was not weakly riod, up to the time for which they have paid, v lemmg, Decause she was generously kind. She was always ready to sacrifice her own tastes or convenience to the wishes of others, but her conviction of what was riht. tCi-The Wilmington and Raleigh Rail Road Company have contracted with the Post Master General to carry the mail between Weldon and Charleston, daily, as heretofore, for seventy-five thousand dollars per annum. The contract is to begin the first of July and continue four years lupy " ueany aouoie mat received by the Company for the same service under the last con tract nt, .:-7. From tbe Greensboro Patriot. THE SCHOOL LAW It is to be very much regretted tW .1 . ... . . . - O . wci. Jl iub iounues in mis orate have as yet rejected the school law; but we are confident that it will not be so long if the people in those counties are made fully acquainted with the School Law, as it now stands The first Act on this subject lacked a good deal of being perfect And there were some iiKeiiigenx men- wno projessed to be in favor of agreeably to contract in thc transfer. T. LOR ING. May 24, 1843. good system of Common Schools, that were very active in exposing those defects to tbeirablic viW and were thus, in several counties, instrumental stitutional powers, they jt the same time guard The undersigned, in assuming the Editorial control of The North Carolina Standard, an nounces to the numerous friends and patrons of that print, and to the public, that no change will take place in its political principles. He is, and ever has been, a Democratic Republican of the School of '98 and '99 ; and in his new vocation will labour, with whatever diligence and intensi ty his feeble abilities will permit, to uphold and perpetuate the great doctrines of that School. He is a democrat, as well in feeling as id principle, because the members of the democratic party have always approved themselves the friends and sup porters of equal rights; because they have ever been,.and are now, the advocate of tbe ma ny against the combinations of tbe fevfi because, whilst they yield to the Federal Government the exercise of its acknowledged, and undoubted Con responsibility which, as the conductor of a pub- he press, he may be summoned to assume, TERMS, Three dollars per annum, payable in advance. The Standard will be sent for one year to Clubs nt the following rates: For five dollars, two co pies; for ten dollars, four copies; for twenty dol lars, tefl copies. Any person procuring and for warding five Subscribers, with the Cash, ($15) will be entitled to the Standard one year free of charge. The undersigned most respectfully solicits his democratic friends throughout the State to assist him, as far as they conveniently can, in enlarging and strengthening his Subscription list. WILLIAM W. HOLDEN. May 31, 1843. FOREIGN. The steamer Caledonia, arrived at Boston in 15 days from Liverpool, bring dates from that place to the 4th of tho present month. The news by this arrival is unimportant. Markets have not changed since our last accounts. There was an interesting debate in the House of Com mons, May 2, on the motion of Mr. Hume, for express ing the satisfaction of the House at the treaty of Wash ington, and its thanks to Lord Ashburton for having negotiated it. An English paper says : "We regret to state, that ve ry melancholy intelligence has jusfbeen brought lo this country from the new French settlement in the Pacific, by a merchant vessel, the Sarah Ann schooner, which left Otaheite on tho 23d of October. It appears that the French Governor of the Marquesas, with four teen attendants, had been on a visit to the native King, For tbe North Carolina Sianiiar.l. Pittsboro, May 2i, 1843. To the Editor : A friend has this moment called my attention to a letter in the last "Observei." written irom your city, wherein it is asserted "that if the disaf fection towards Saunders, in tbe District, is to be judged of by the tone of the leaders of the Democracy in Chatham, the few hundred majority against us in the 1)1 trict, may be easily overcome.'' I am not sure that an anonymous communication of thla kind is worthy of notice. It is possible, too, that the Ra leigh correspondent of the Observer may honestly be- lieve that he has correctly apprehended the sentiment of the Democratic Party of our county. But, as some well-meaning people, at a distance, may be imposed on by such assertions, if suffered to go uncontradicted. I feel boun-1 to say, that the above-quoted remark is wholly un founded in truth. I believe, on the contrary, that the Democratic party in no county in the District will yield a more enthusiastic support to Gen. Saunders than our friends in Chatham. It is true, that when it was believed that he (Saunders) would have opposition from hi own party, one prominent Democrat avowed his opposi tion 10 the Judge, as being in favor of his probable oppo nent. But he has since, 1 believe, declared his purpose to support him. And as against a member of the Federal Party, no democrat in our county will support him more cheerfully than he will. If our whig friends arc calcu lating upon split in "the Democratic Party here, they may be assured that their hopes are delusive. Judge Saunders addressed our people on two occa sions during tha week of our court. He was listened to with the most profound attention, by the people ofall parties; and it any thing is to be inferred from their decla ration, at this distance from the election, not a few of the whigs themselves, in this part o the District, will sup port him belieriug it entirely out of tho question for a whig to supplant hi in. 1 FAIR PLAY. From the Rcisler, May C6. ; FEDERAL COURT. The Circuit Courf of the United Slatrs, for thc District of North. Carolina, convened in this Citv on Monday, last, bein? the 4th Mondav of Ma'v His Honor, Judge Potter, presiding. Judge Wayne, of Georgia, -who was expected to be pre sent, did not attend. On Mondav, the Grand Jiirv wcrp rmnnnnr-IrH and charged, andn Judgment "or two rendered in plain actions of debt ; and the Court adjourned lo Tuesday, 10 o'clock. , Tuesday morninsr. at the onenino- ofthn Court. the District Attorney announced to the Court that the urand Jury had found a true bill against two Prisoners, then in Jail, for counterfeiting nnd for passing counterfeit money, and that he was ready to proceed with the trial of the prosecution. Whereupon, the Prisoners Giles Joiner and John Lyons were brought to the bar, nnd, after settling some preliminary matters between the Council, viz. Mr. McRae for the prosecution and Gen. Saunders for the Prisoners particularly as to the written testimony of one Uriah Glenn, an absent witness, the trial proceeded Tho Prisoners were charged in two counts. 1st, for counterfeiting the coin of the United States, in sundry pieces, purporting to be half dollars of Silver coin; 2ndly, with passing to one John Mc Rorie, sundry pieces of spurious and counterfeit money purporting to be silver coin of the denom ination of half a dollar, Unowingthem to be coun terfeit. The witnesses for the United States were Lit th berry Rose, John McRorie, Rich A. Gowen, George Gowen, Mr. Thompson and a Mr. King' ham was sworn but not examined. The eviJint'e adduced may be summed up in a few words, viz. That the Prisoners, on the 27th of December, 1842, were seen together in Mocksville, Davie County : that they went into several stores and calli-d for some trifling articles sometimes a lit Kichevar, where they had been hospitably entertained, I tie ginger, at other times a little soap, spice, pep and, suspecting no danger, they left his residence to re- j per, wine, spirits, &c. ; in no case more than'abouf lurnio me x rencn siauon, witnonr, probably, taking sixpence worth always paying iu half dollars, rC quiring the change. They were in Mocksville, most of the day ; and Mr. Thompson thought they had a peculiar slight in laying down their half dollars on thexounter, so as to prevent detection from their not ringing: He grew suspicious, and? charged them to their face with passincr thc mo ney, knowing it to be counterfeit. They then took back all they had passed to him and gave him good money for it, which they took out of another purse that he (witness) had not secrt before. On being asked why they offered uniformly to pay all their scores in those half dollars, they said they were travelling and small change was most convenient. Joiner said, he lived in Tazewell proper precautions against the treachery of the natives. They were attacked on the way, and the Governor and fourteen persons were killed. " Thi unfortunate event proves the unfriendly disposition of the natives, but what will it avail them ? The French Government will in tttantly send out a sufficient force to crush all opposition." It was reported at Madrid that the Spanish Consuls at Bayonne and at Perpignan had forwarded information to the government that the Carlists were about to attempt another insurrection. .This report, however, had not created any sensation. . A t;rand jury in Ipdiana have presented the practice of dunning as a nuisance ; being a fruitless consumption of time, and a waste of shoe leather.