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RAIL ROAD MEETING IN BURKE.
At a large respectable meeting of the citizens of Burke CoJnty, held at the town of Morganton on the 17th November, 1849, for the purpose of appoint ing delegates to the Convention, to be holden at Greensborough on the 29th instant, upon motion of Maj. James C. Smyth, Col. I. T Avery was ap pointed Chairman, and on motion of Col. B. S. Gai ther, E. J. Erwin and John H. Murphey were ap pointed Secretaries. The object of the meeting was explained by the Chairman, and thereupon, . W. Avery, Esq. intro duced the following Resolutions : ' Resolved, That we have witnessed with lively in terest the efforts now being made for securing the Charter for the Central Rail Road ; that we regard the success of the scheme as fixed fact f that all discussion touching the propriety of the measure is now useless; and that it becomes the duty of every citizen in the State in whatever section he may re side, to contribute his moral weight and influence, at least, to the advancement of this grand project. Resolved, That we believe it entirely practicable, not only to construct a Railroad from Salisbury or some other point on the Central Road to the base of the Blue Ridge, but to extend the same across the mountains via Asheville to the Tennessee line, and this opinion is confirmed by the observations and ac tual surveys made by the corps of Engineers now engaged in locating the Turnpike Road from Salis bury West to the Georgia line. Resolved, That the agitation of the question of the proposed extension of the Central Rail Road V est to the Turnpike line, is a matter of vital importance at this time in view of the action now being had in Tennessee, to construct a Railroad from Asheville to Knoxville, and thence East via Abingdon to the val ley of Virginia ; that the valley of the Catawba river on the Eastern and the vallies of Swananoa and French broad rivers on the Western side of the Blue Ridge, furnish approaches to the mountains and facilities for crossing the same along the Alleghany ; that the estimates recently made by a skilful Engi neer of the probable cost of the proposed Railroad across the mountains, demonstrates the fact, that the average cost per mile will not exceed the rate calcu lated for the Central Road as already chartered. Resolved, That the golden opportunity is now pre sented of consummating the grand scheme of connec tion (once regarded as visionary) between the Atlant ic coast and the great valley of the Mississippi, by a central road through North Carolina and Tennessee, if our people will but take the matter in hand and manifest a determination to connect the Central Road with the Tennessee Road at Knoxville, before it di verges to Virginia ; and we therefore earnestly recom mend to the Counties and to the people more imme diately interested in the proposed extension of the Central Rail Road, to take the matter into earnest consideration with the view to an application for a charter therefor at the next meeting of the Legis lature. Resohed, That twenty Delegates be appointed to represent this County in the Convention to be hold en in Greensborough on the 29th instant, and they are hereby requested to present to the consideration of said Convention the subject of the proposed ex tension of the Central Rail Road, and ask an expres sion of opinion touching the same from that body. Col. Gaither offered the following additional reso lution, which was accepted by Mr. Avery and incor porated as a part of the series, to-wit : Resolved, That the Chairman of this meeting ad dress a letter to Maj. S. M. Fox, principal Engineer employed by the State in surveying the route for the Western Turnpike, inviting him to attend the Con vention at Greensborough, as a delegate from this County, and requesting him to furnish said Conven tion with such information as he may have acquired by exploration or survey, touching the practicability of extending the Central Railroad West to the Ten nessee line. The Meeting was addressed by Col. B. S. Gaither and W. W. Avery, Esq., and at the close of Mr. Avery's speech, the original resolutions with the ad ditional resolution offered by Colonel Gaither, were unanimously adopted. Upon motion the meeting appointed the following Delegates to the Convention at Greensborough, viz : Messrs. W. W. Avery, B. S. Gaither, T. G. Wal ton, Dr. W. C. Tate, F. P. Glass, J. C. Smyth, C. M. Avery, A. Duckworth, J. D. Ferree, E. P. Jones, S. C. W. Tate, E. J. Erwin, T. R. Caldwell, J. J. Erwin, W. M. Walton, J. H. Murphey, W. F. Mc Ke8on, David Corpening, Charles McDowell and I. T. Avery. Upon motion, it was Resohed, That the proceed ings of this Meeting be published in the Raleigh, Greensborough, Salisbury and Asheville papers. It was moved that the meeting adjourn to meet again on Tuesday of January Court, and thereupon it was adjourned over to the time designated. I. T. AVERY, Chairman. E. J. Erwin, ) Jno. H. Murphey, Secretaries. RAIL ROAD MEETING IN FRAN KLINTON. A respectable raee.ting of the citizens of Franklin County, met at the Rail Road Hotel in the town of Franklinton, on the 17th instant, for the purpose of appointing delegates to the Rail Road Convention, to be held in Greensborough on the 29 ih instant; and was organized by appointing Col. Edward T. Fowlkes Chairman, and W. H. Joyner Secretary. The Chairman briefly explained the objects of the meeting in a neat and pertinent address ; and, on mo tion, appointed a committee composed of the follow ing persons, to draft resolutions for the action of the meeting, viz: W. F. Milliard, Willie Perry, Jr., Dr. L. A. Jeffreys, P. P. Perry and J. H. Whitfield ; who, after a short retirement, came in and reported the fol lowing Resolutions : Resolved, That too much praise cannot be awarded to the last General Assembly, for the patriotism man ifested in passing the act to incorporate the North Carolina Rail Road, and that we cordially approve said act. Resolved, That we heartily approve the contemplated Convention of the friends of the North Carolina Rail Road, to be held at Greensborough on the 29th inst., and that the Chairman appoint twenty delegates to attend said Convention. In obedience to the last Resolution the Chairman appointed the following delegates, viz : Clement Wilkins, R. C. Maynard, Dr. W. W. Green, John D. Hawkins, Sr., B. B. Lewis, P. C. Person, Willie Perry, Jr., Isaac H. Davis, Robert S. Glenn, Dr. L. A. Jeffreys, Allen C. Perry, Thomas B. Tharranton, Capt, W. H. Simons, W. F. Hilliard, James Shaw, Rich'd. F. Yarbrough, Dr. Willie Perry, David W. Spivey, Jno. D. Hawkins, Jr. Dr. P. S. Foster; and, on motion, the Chairman and Secretary were added to the delegation. On motion, the thanks of the meeting were return ed to the Chairman, for the faithful discbarge of his duty as presiding officer of this body. On motion, the Chairman and Secretary were di rected to sign the proceedings of this meeting, and forward the same to the North Carolina Standard, Times and Register for publication, and request all other public papers in the State, friendly to the cause of Internal Improvements, to publish the same ; after which, the meeting adjourned, sine die. E. T. FOWLKES, Chairman. W. H. Joyner, Secretary. The Raleigh and Gaston Rail Road. From a conversation which we had recently with Maj. Vast, the gentlemanly President of the Raleigh and Gas ton Road, we learn that 100 tons of iron have been recently purchased for relaying the track of that road west to Henderson. The iron was purchased on very advantageous terms, and will put in an excel lent condition the whole of. the road over which the heavy freight passes. This road is now doing a very fair business ; and whenever the Central Roadis com pleted, it will take a start and go right up to the high dividends. Major Vass deserves much credit for the manner in which he effected the purchase of the last supply of Iron ; and if his abilities to conduct the affairs of a Rait Road, are commensurate with his deportment and urbanity as a gentleman, the Raleigh and Gaston Rail Road is well provided for. WMon Herald. Rush Foa Calttornix. The New York Herald of yesterday morning says : There is a great ex citement about California. Merchants, lawyers, and mechanics, in hundreds, will leave this city, to-day, in the Ohio and Crescent City. All sorts of Mer chandise, watches, boots,clothing, newspapers, books, mechanics' tools, trinkets, &c. &c., aro going off at a rapid rate. These two steamers will be filled to their utmost capacity. For the North Carolina Standard. UjfiviRsmr of North Cabolina,") Gerard Hall. Nov. 16, 1849. S rM a meeting of the students to-day at 12 o'clock, thk ftiHawino- Preamble and Resolutions were read and adopted : Whereas, we have learned that. Dr. William M. Green, professor of Rhetoric and Logic in the Uni versity of North Carojina, has accepted the appoint ment of Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi, a deep sense of the obligations under which we are placed to him impels us to a grateful acknowledgement. The ability with which he discharged the duties incident to the station he occupied, and the kindness and urbanity exercised towards the recipients of his mental and moral instructions, having won for him their highest respect and esteem, and cause them now unfeignedly to lament the separation which will ne cessarily follow. And under a serious conviction of the loss our State and University must sustain by bis departure, unanimously resolve That we deeply feel the privation to which we must be subjected by the removal of our esteemed Pro fessor. That, remembering with the utmost gratitude the instruction and kindness received at his hands, we do cherish as worthy of his imitation his uniform course of usefulness. That, together with our warmest wishes for his hap piness and prosperity, we do tender our earnest desires for his success in the wide field of labor now before him. That, sincerely acknowledging past favors, we present him with a Silver Pitcher, as a small tribute of our unbounded respect and gratitude. That a copy of these proceedings be sent to Dr. Green, with a request that our offering be accepted. R. H. WHITFIELD,). HENRY HARD1E, Com. THOS. SETTLE, Jr. ) Rev. W. M. Gr3B.v, D. D. To Messrs. R. H. Whitfield, Henry Hardie, Thos. Settle, Jr. in behalf of the Students of the University of North Carolina Ms- Dear Yovxq Friends: With feelings which cannot suitably be expressed, I welcome your kind communication, just put into my hands. From my heart I thank you for your warm and gen erous approval of my exertions in your behalf,.and for the very kind wishes you express for my useful ness and happiness in the field of my future labors. Among the many pleasant recollections of my na tive State, which 1 shall carry with me to my distant home, the uniform kindness and respect received at the hands of the Students of this University will ever hold a place. The same Providence which now calls me from you will, I trust, permit us hereafter to meet occas ionally on the world's wide theatre, and strengthen the ties which now so pleasantly bind us together. For your too favorable estimate of the manner in which I have fulfilled the duties of my Professor ship, and for the affectionate spirit which breathes through your whole communication, accept, in return, my fervent prayer for one and all of you that hap piness, especially, which this world can neither give nor take away. As to the rich and beautiful offering which you tender me, I accept it with all thankfulness. Long and fondly will I cherish it as a memorial of the young and generous spirits with whom I have been associated, and to whom I now bid an affectionate karewell. W. M. GREEN. I Chapel Hill. Nov. 19. 1849. Vi : Mr. Editor : Your last paper contained an Edito rial upon the subject of filling the Professorship of Rhetoric in the University of North Carolina, to be made vacant by the resignation of Dr. Green, which struck me with such force that I am induced to ask that you will allow me to fill a small space in your paper upon that subject. Your remarks brought to my mind many reminiscences pertaining to the his tory of the University, from its foundation to the present time. It is unnecessary for me to say here how far my personal observation extends, but I will say that I was acquainted with the faculty of the Uni versity in 1797, when Charles Harris, Mr. Holmes and William R. Richards, and others, figured there. The Rev. Dr. Caldwell had not then established his great and well-earned reputation. Mr. Richards then filled the professorship now about to become vacant, and besides he taught the French language. He was an Englishman, and a play-actor recently from the stage. His. last performance was in War renton, North Carolina, immediately after which he quit the stage and became usher to Marcus George, the celebrated teacher in those days in the Warrcnton Academy, from whence he was transferred to the University, where he remained only a short time. In the winter vacation of 1798 he went to Halifax to visit. Gen. Davie, where he sickened and died. Belles lettre talents might have been rare then among ournativds: and it is not my purpose to trace tnc history of that professorship to the present time. I know it is now tilled by a ripe scholar, an Alumni of the College, and a native born son of our State, upon whom we are all willing to bestow the meed of praise. I lis continuance there would give universal satisfaction, as it always has done; but he is called to fill another station in another State ; and by the rule that native talents should oe preferred, nau At been duly appreciated, he might to great advantage to the Church have filled a similar appointment at home to the one he is called to abroad. I will not criticise the birth places of the other Professors at the University so as to contrast them unfavorably, because I know them to be able, good, I and true men. But I must say of the President, who I am pleased to own as a native born son of North Carolina, when he first went to the University to fill his station, having filled exalted stations before, I was afraid bis not having passed through the collegi ate course might, in his own estimation, place him in an attitude to his discomfiture. But he possessed mental resources and powers of intellect and genius of such high order, that he astonished his friends by so soon becoming critically learned in all the branch es taught at college, and placed himself among the rare men and, I may say, rare scholars of the age. Who ever filled his station at the University better, more ably than the Hon. David L. Swain Did that institution ever flourish as well under any other dy nasty as his? I will say no more upon this subject, and have only adduced it in favor of native talents. The usual mode of filling these appointments when a vacancy happens, is for the Secretary of the Board to advertise, making it known, and asking for propo sals. The applicants send their names and testimo nials to him, and at the meeting of the Board they are examined and the appointment made in all likeli hood by a small minority of the Trustees. The whole number I believe is about sixty, scattered all over the State, many of whom hardly ever attend the Board a majority, I may venture to say, never does, when these appointments are made. It is of some impor tance, then, that the names of such as may apply should be widely known to induce members to attend and vote. With this view I take pleasure in stating that John Southerland Lewis, a grandson of the late Col. Ran som Southerland of Wake county, is a candidate for this appointment. Mr. Lewis is a native of Wake county ; his father was a native of Granville county, where at this time a great many of his relatives live. He is a fine scholar, and comes highly recommended. He is a gentleman of mild, unassuming manners, and of most exemplary deportment, and every way well Nualified to fill with honor to himself "and benefit to the institution the professorship ot ttnetoric in the University. He now fills an office in one of the De partments at Washington City, as a man of great bu ll in; .i. i TDrTt'PPi' Bines3 qualifications. jx iiwoiuni a) Sketches of the North Carolina Press. We are pleased to see that a series of sketches has been commenced in the Standard on the subject of the Press of the State, the first number of which we have transferred to our columns. They are from the pen of Col. John H. Wheeler, former Treasurer of the State. The public mind of our citizens is now being awa kened on almost every subject, and a spirit of enqui ry seems to be abroad in the - land. We are happy to see it it is evidence to us that " Old Rip " is rousing from his slumbers, and like a giant refreshed with sleep, we venture the prediction hn will hereaf ter make great and rapid improvement in his condi tion. The Press heretofore has been much neglec ted, and we are pleased to see one of such fine tal ents applying bimelf to the task of enlightening the public on its history and progress. Hills. Demi " Out of darkness cometh light,' as the Printer's devil said when he looked into the ink keg. "TFor the North Carolina Standard. Mr. Holdik. Sin Some doubts bavin? existed inthe minds of the most prominent Central Rail Road advocates in this community as to whether the Road would be-boilt or uoV from-the fact that the people were so slow to subscribe, had almost persuaded me that the continuation of the subject of manufacturing Iron extensively in this State would not only be a waste of time but would occupy space in your inval uable paper, ' perhaps to the exclusion ..of matter of much more interest to your readers and more impor tance to the community at large. But sir, if I am rightly informed, the prospects are brighter now than than they ever have been, and there is not the least shadow of a doubt but that every necessary arrange ment will be made at the approaching Convention in Greensborough, for the immediate commencement of the work, and that the Road will be built with all possible despatch. In consideration of the many advantages resulting from home manufactories, which the historjr of the Northern States will clearly show, I am induced to submit to your consideration the following facts. In my first communication I merely suggested that T rail could as well be manufactured in North Caro lina as in any other State, if the people could be con vinced of the fact; and in order to strengthen this opinion I will endeavor to demonstrate my plan, and give you sonle of leading advantages and the profita ble results to the stockholders of the Central Rail Road. Suppose a Company of twenty men be formed, each to subscribe ten thousand dollars, payable to the State in Rail Road Ironwithin the time it would be required of them. Instead of their paying in the regular five per cent, instalments towards the con struction of the Road.let this fund of two hundred thousand dollars be used in the construction of the Rolling Mills, Furnaces, and the manufacture of T rail. When they have completed and furnished to the Road four thousand tons at $50 per ton, the whole amount of their subscription to the stock of the Road will be paid, and the remaining fourteen thousand tons yet to be manufactured will be secured to them. Allowing the manufacturer of T rail seven dollars per ton nett profit, (which I think is a very fair esti mate,) we have for 18,000 tons 126,000 dollars ; to this add the freight and charges on same at ten dol lars per ton $180,000 dollars, making a total of three hundred and six thousand dollars, which, with the profit on the raw material, will amount in round num bers to not less than four hundred thousand dollars, which I will endeavor to show by the following es timate. One hundred and fifty tons, raw material are required to manufacture fifty tons T rails. Thus it will bo seen that the manufacturer of the north pays charges for transportation, &c. on one hundred tons surplus, for every fifty tons of manufactured Iron. In comparison we find the difference to be as follows: Estimated expense of manufacturing fifty tons T bails at the North. Pig iron 623 tons at $23 per ton, $1,437 50 Coal 87 tons at $3,20 per ton, 270 00 Labor and incidental expen ses, 200 00 Freight, 75 00 Interest, 33 00 $2,015 2,500 50 00 50 tons V rail at $50 per ton, bNett profit in fifty tons, $184 50 Estimated expense of mancfactcrino fifty tons T rails in North Carolina. Pig iron 621 tons at $20 per ton. $1,250 00 Coal 87 h ton, Labor and ses, Freight, Interest, tons at $1,50 per 131 75 incidental expen- 150 50 33 00 00 00 $1,614 2,500 75 00 50 tons T rail at 850 per ton Nett profit on fifty tons, North, $885 484 25 50 Balance in favor of North Carolina, $100 75 Which shows a profit of $100 75 on 50 tons and a total including fieight, &c. &c. of $150,270 on 18,000 tons. Capital paid in $ 200,000 ; balance $250,270. The profits here allowed will be reduced in pro portion to prices agreed upon by the manufacturers cturers jeing a i sIC. J - and the State or Road, fifty dollars per ton bei little above the market price. Yours, A PRACTICAL M EC H AN The First Political Libel Slit. Wc lean from the Pittsburg Morning Post that Lecky Harper, esq., its able and fearless editor, has been indicted for a libel by the grand jury of Alleghany county, on the charge of pronouncing the report of Gen. Taylor's speech delivered in that city last summer a carica ture. We know of nothing more reprehensible than the institution of this suit against the editor of the Post. It betrays the bitter and vindictive hostility of the adherents of Taylorism to the organs of the democracy, and their disposition to revive the scenes and practices of the old sedition law. Let them pur sue this course if they prefer; they will only plunge an administration already condemned by the people into an abyss of popular dislike still more profound. But we anticipate much amusement out of this prosecution. Mr. Harper will, of course, produce the best evidence which the nature of the case af fords, and that will be the testimony of Gen. Taylor, J. H. Clay Mudd, and such other dignitaries of the whig party as were present on the occasion. It being a criranal offence, Mr. Harper should have the power to compel the General to attend the trial in person. If not, he will require him to give his de position. It is true, the proceeding will present the Chief Magistrate of the republic iu a ridiculous and discreditable attitude before the country ; but General Taylor's friends have chosen this method of vindi cating his fame as an orator, and Mr. Harper, of cours, will be justified in taking all legal steps nec-J essary to defend himself against the charge on which he has been indicted. The democracy will stand by him, and, we hope, supply him with ample means to make a vigorous and effective defence. It is im portant to the public to have the question settled, whether or not those speeches published in tho whig papers as General Taylor's were genuine or mere forgeries. It is an interesting issue, and we hope it will be fairly tried. Wash. Union. Public Service, Steamboats and Wives in Cal ifornia. Some idea of the way things are done in California may be gained from the pay of the officers of the California Convention, which we have publish ed, the Secretary getting $28 per day and minor offi cers in proportion. A letter published by the Phil adelphia American says : " Dr. Semple, who is seven feet high, is President of the Convention now engaged in framing a State Constitution. We shall save you all trouble on the question of slavery, and make a rush upon you with two Senators and two members of Congress. The same letter has the following : " I have been, as you know, over eight years in California, and am yet unmarried. My friend Mr. C has lately left for Scotland, and I have given him a commission to bring me out a wife of the fol lowing description : not less than six feet, blue eyes and auburn hair. I am either to marry her, or pay a forfeit of $10,000. 1 do hope, as soon as the country is a little more settled, about ten thousand first-rate girls will start for California : we have goods enough, and gold enough ; now give ns some wives. " We have three small steamers on our rivers, but none are large enough Tor the rough weather of the bay. Our friend Mr. T. hasan iron boat, sent out from England, and she will have her steam up in ten days. She can ply in the bay. Our harbour swarms with shipping, and the cry is, still they come.' The people of the States must be crazy ; you think as insane here, but you are the proper subjects for the mad-house. If there be any glimpse of reason re maining, do go through the country and admonish the masses against coming here. It will sava thou sands from rain." " How to Make a Good Cup or Tea. Mr. Soyer recommends ' that, before pouring in any water, the teapot, with the tea in it, shall be placed in the oven till hot, or heated by means of a spirit lamp, or in front of the fire (not too close of coarse,) and the pot then filled with boiling water. The result he says, will be, in about a minute, a most delicious cup of tea, much superior to that drawn in the ordinary way. Horrible Steamboat Explosion. Great Loss of Life. Yesterday afternoon, abnut five o clock, the steamboat." Louisiana," just potting out from the Levee In order to gadown the river and take on board some immigrant passengers, was blown av, ter boil ers exploding and carrying away not onhown cabin and decks, but also the larboard side of the "Storm," and the starbord of the "Bostona.' The Louisiana was bound for St. Louis, and had on board .t, hundred nersons. passengers, and IIIUID man . w ...... r . m f i crew. The Storm was just coming-in from Louis ville, having left the principal part ot tier passenger at Lafayette. The Bostona arrived from Louisville on Wednesday morning; and many persons were on her decks to look at the Louisiana as she went out. The Levee was, of course, crowded with people, as it usually is when a boat is about arriving or depart in. The loss of life has, owing to all these circum stances, been enormous, and at present there is no possibility of saying how many persons were killed and wounded. . We give below all the names that we can gather, and although but a portion of the frightful loss, yet it is an appalling number. Thity-two bodies were conveyed to the Baronne street watch-house. Among these was recognised a hv th namft of Simeon Wolffe. a relative of Mr. Isaac'Hart. He was a passenger on board of the Louisiana, on his way to St. .Louis, r rom wc papers found on another, he is supposed to be Capt. VV. P. Brown; they consisted of a bill of jewelry from D. Newbauer and an order signed R. Murphy, directing Capt. Brown to move the ship New Hamp shire. The body of a young lad named Charles Sul livan, a newsboy, who was on the Storm at the time of the explosion, was also recognised by his brother. Two other bodies seem to be those of receiving clerks. Six of the number are negroes. The names of those killed, as far as ascertained, not in the Baronne-street Watch-house, are: John Hughes; Mrs. Moody, the wife of Mr, Moody, the clerk of the Storm ; Evan Knox, steward on the samo boat : Lewis, a cabin bov: James Atkinson, a mate on the river, passenger on the Louisiana ; the pilot of the Bostona ; and Kobert Devlin, of liaton Kouge. The following is a list of the persons admitted into the Charity Hospital, so far as their names could be taken. Twenty-three individuals were unable to give any information, from great suffering. The in juries are all of a very severe nature, and the scene of agoay in the different ward 3 cannot be described. Henry W. Bermegan, Kentucky, aged 45, Daniel Eckerle, Rhine, Bavaria, aged 47, Henry Livingston, Isaac Garrison, Hugh McRae, Henry, a slave, Samuel Fox, Kentucky, William Welch, Kilkenny county, Ireland, aged 22, Clinton Smith, Warren county, Kentncky, aged 36, Miley Mulley, slave of Moses Murray, Georgia, and her two children, John Evans, North Wales, England, aged 38, William Burke, Tipperary, aged 20, John Laws, Charles, a small ne gro boy belonging to Capt. Cannon, William Tuck er, Henry Tucker, Missouri, opposite Chester, III. James Matthes, Juan Montreal, Wm. Nee, Sandy, slave of F. Adams, Sam, slave of Capt. Cannon, James Welch, Cork, Ireland, aged 30, James Flynn, Tipperary, Ireland, aged 23. Of the immense number on the Louisiana, we can say but little. The explosion carried many of them tar into the air, and tossed the bleeding fragments upon land and wave. The sight was a terrible one, depriving even those that witnessed it of the faculty of transmitting the picture in words. But a few mo ments intervened between the explosion and the sink ing of the Louisiana, which carried with it all record of its crowded deck. Capt. Cannon, the commander, was standing at the time on the Levee, as the boat was not to start for fifteen minutes. He escaped with slight injury, but his brother, E. Cannon, of this city, was more seriously hurt. Of the wounded we have the following: Harrison Rea. clerk for Moses Greenwood & Co., both legs broken : Mr. Rea was formerly attached to the Postoffice, Mr. Horrell, of the firm of Horrell, Gale & Co., severelv injured, Mr. Isaac Hart, of No. 15 Camp street, was very seriously hurt: he was standing at tke time on the deck of the Yorktown, bidding adieu to Mr. Wolffe, on the Louisiana, S. Davis, of Mobile, bruised while on the Bostona. Au gustus Fritz, slightly wounded, Capt. Hopkins, ofj the steamer Storm, slightly wounded, Capt. Dustin, of the fjostona, badly wounded, U. Price, slightly wounded, John Mason, pilot of the Storm, slightly wounded. The barber of the. Storm, mutilated by the taking off of one of his hands at the wrist, Henry Bingham and wife, of Helena, Ark., were seriously wounded, but are out of danger, Henry Livingston, steward of Louisiana, slightly injured. E l ward Mc arty, or this city, leg- amputnt riously injured, 5lr. Wolf, of jured. Chambermaid of the Sto The list of the missing is m feet. We append the followii Carty, of this city, leg- amputated, Simeon Davis, se riously injured, 5lr. Wolf, of Memphis, slightly in- Storm, slightly wounded. necessarily very lmpcr- append the following : Dr. Thomas M. Williams, and his partner, of La fourche on board. Robert McMicken, clerk. J. J Gillespie, Vicksburg, J. Mensing. Cincinnati, Sil vester Prescott, and Kneas Crafft, Memphis. Mr. Edsrar, overseer, in Washington county, Mississippi, J. W. King, of the firm of E. J. Gay & Co., St. Louis, Mr. Elliott, clerk in the house of Marsh & Ranlett, Merritt Morris, clerk of Small & McGill, A son of Mr. Barelli. who was on the boat at the time on business for his father's house his watch was found on the Leee, Mr. Stone, of the firm of Stone & Walworth, Dr. Bienville, of Pointe Coupee. We understand that A. Bird, of Baton Rouge, his lady and two children, escaped from the Louisiana, just before the boat sunk. Several newsboys were killed. Tho destruction of life would have been much greater, had not the explosion passed over the great number of persons on the Levee near the boat. The fragments were hurled in every direction; a large piece of one of the boilers was thrown upon the Levee, and one entire, a mass of iron, 15 feet long, and weighing thousands of pounds was thrown 600 feet from the river, land ing within three steps of the door of the " White Mansion Coffee House," at the corner of Canal street. This almost incredible exhibition of the power of steam can now be seen there. In its passage it struck against some bales of cotton, which lessened its force, or the huge mass would have penetrated the house. In its fall it killed two men. and a mule attached to a dray ! Another Diece of the boiler struck asign in Natchez street, and parts of the wreck were carried for squares from the scene of the disas ter, boveral limbs of the unfortunate victims were found nearly opposite to Gravipr street. This terrible calamity has clothed our city in mour ning, and to-day, the sad truth that many of those now only reported as missing are numbered with the dead is made known, it will shade still deeper the gloom. Last night hundreds were seeking friends and relatives amidst the wounded and dying, and the wild grief of those who found the objects of their search stretched upon the ground, robbed, in the twinkling of an eye, of life, made the scene most heart-rending. New Orleans Crescent. More or the Meteor. A part of that stone which " meteor like flamed lawless through the sky," has been brought to Town and placed in the valuable cabinet ofDr. Andrews, where many of the lovers of the curious have been this week to examine it. It is very heavy, and has a large portion of iron com bined in an imperfect state with the mass, but is not as some have been told, a niece of simple iron. As to its shape, it is not exactly round, square or trian gular, but each of these particulars enter into its form as they do into many other stones or pieces of chalk' of about the same figure. It weighsabout 18 pounds, and appears to have been but a fragment of the mass, which made such a rumbling, roaring " knocking at the door." - Dear readers we are serious, and have seen tlie id entical stone referred to, and which bears onmistake able marks of coming from " some where else " than the spot it was recently picked up from. But where its former local habitation " is, we do not pretend to say. We have heard of a good many castles being 4 built in the air,' and suppose this as likely as not, may be one of the corner stones of one which has tumbled to pieces. Hornet's Nest. Kossuth was expected soon to arrive at Southamp ton, on board the British steamer Sultan. We have had no postitive intelligence of his embarkation on board an English vessel, but the fact of his being so confidently expected is evidence enough of the truth of the report. . v i , . ., Weare informed that a letter has been received from the Rt. Rev. Bishop Reynolds, in which he ex presses the hope that he will reach this City to-morrow in the boat from Wilmington, and that he will be accompanied by Father Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance. Charleston Mercury 19A inst. N0KTH CAK0LINA STANDARD. RALEIGH: WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28. 1819. FEMALE CLASSICAL INSTITUTE. On Wednesday and Thursday last the Examination Exercises of the Female Classical Institute of this City, Rev. B. T. Blake, Principal, took place ; and though we wer3 prevented from attending daring the day, we had the pleasure of being present on Wed nesday and Thursday evenings. On Wednesday evening, at the Methodist Episcopal Church, com positions were read by the graduates, Misses Victoria Lemay, Dozier, Haden, and Blake; after which each member of this class was presented by Mr. Blake with an honorary certificate of scholarship and a copy of the Holy Bible, accompanied by a parting address, replete with sound advice and elevated sentiments. The compositions bore the impress of refined thought. and excellent mental training ; and the' exercises at the Church,' from first to last, were highly interesting in their character, and must have been peculiarly gratifying to the worthy Principal and his Assistants. On Thursday evening an Examination Concert was given in the School room. The Concert, was con ducted by Mr. Petersilie, assisted by Misses Lemay, Jones, Dozier, Ramsay, Yarbrough, Sanders, Sledge, Blake, and Davis; and the music, vocal and instru mental, was very fine. The "Coronation" Song, by the whole School, during which the graduates were each crowned in succession with a wreath of flowers, was admirably executed. The people of Raleigh have just cause to be proud of their Schools, Doth Male and Female; and we know of no duty we have to perform, which is more agree able than that of recording what we witness at their Examinations, and of presenting their claims (cer tainly without prejudice to other Schools in the State) to public attention and regard. GEN. SAUNDERS. We find in the Madrid Gazette of the 27th Sept ra ember, the following notice of the audience of leave granted to Gen. Saunders by the Queen of Spain, preparatory to his return home ; and also the address of Gen. Saunders and the reply of the Queen, on the occasion. We observe that the Republic, the ofiicial organ at Washington, has published from the Madrid Gazette an account of Mr. Barringer's recep tion on the 25th of last month, together with his address to the Queen ; but we have not seen in that paper either the Speeches below, or any allusion even to the private audience accorded to Gen. Saunders on the eve of his departure. The following has been kindly translated for us, from the Madrid Gazette, by a member of Gen. Saun der's family : . Yesterday at five in the afternoon, her Majesty the Queen received in private audience his Excellency Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to this Court. Her Majesty was accompanied by his Excellency the Marquis of Pidal, first Secretary of the" State Depart ment, and by the Royal household. The introductor of Embassadors announced the presentation of Mr. Romulus M. Saunders, who, in delivering to her Majesty his letter of recall, pronounced the following discourse : "Madam: The President of the United States having acceded to my desire of returning to my coun try, 1 have the honor of presenting to your Majesty my letter of recall. It has always been my object, during my residence near your Majesty's Court, to maintain with your Government the most friendly re lations ; and 1 am now charged by the President to present to your Majesty assurances of his desire to augment and strengthen these friendly relations. On this occasion I can do no less than express to your Majesty my profound acknowledgement of the amiable reception which on all occasions you have given to me and to my family. My sincere desire is that your Majesty's reign may be long, fortunate and happy." To which Her Majesty replied : "Sir : I regret that the letter which you bring me, and which I receive with much sensibility, should be that of your recall ; because the effort which dur ing your mission you have made to maintain the friendship happily established between my Govern ment and that of the United States, makes me desire the prolongation of your 6tay. accept with pleasure the protestations which in the name of the President you make me of his wish to strengthen our good relations, and you may assure him that such is likewise my ardent desire. , It most certainly gives me pleasure in receiving you, as likewise your amiable family, with all the favor which you merit, becanso I esteem you ; and thus for me the remembrance of your residence near my Court, will always be pleasant. 1 thank vou most sincerely, sir, for your good wishes concerning me nappmess ot my reign." A "MODEL" SUBSCRIBER. An esteemed friend and an old subscriber, hearing of the recent pecuniary loss we have incurred, in the way of costs, by publishing Mr. Fleming's Card, has sent us twenty dollars as an advance payment for the Standard. He adds: " The great cost to which you have been put is to be regretted ; but with your strong list of subscribers it will constitute a very un important item in the casualties of life, if but a few only would anticipate their subscription but fora few yearr. In that spirit I am sure you will pardon the liberty I take in sending you' the small sum here en closed, in advance of my subscription to the Standard." Of course we do not ask, nor have we any right to expect, such generous conduct on the part of any of oui subscribers ; but we do hope that those who are in arrears to us will do us the favor, now that we need the money, to send it in, by Mail or otherwise. We have enough due us, from gentlemen every way able to pay without feeling it in the slightest degree, to render us at once comfortable and independent, and at the same time to enable us still further to improve our paper in appearance and value. We have no wish to enlarge upon this subject. It is a disagreeable duty even to allude to it. It is only necessary to add, for the information of those who may desire to become " model" subscri bers, by paying up either what is due, or a year or so in advance, that money may be sent at all times by Mail and at our risk; and that receipts, showing the time paid for, will in every instance be made out and transmitted. Col. John W. Forney, the able and accomplished Editor of the Pennsylvanian, is spoken of as a prom inent candidate for the Clerkship of the House of Representatives. We know of no man who has stronger claims upon the party than Col. Forney, and we hope to have the pleasure of recording his election. He has been true to the South on all oc casions, and his Democracy is of the hest stamp. Maj. William Puett, of Caldwell County, in this State, is a candidate for Sergeant-at-arms of the House. Maj. Puett goes to Washington very highly recom mended ; and as North Carolinians seldom ask for any thing at Washington, wo hope the Major may be successful. - Several of the States, as well as a portion of Con gress, seem to be in the condition of this State at the last session of the Legislature. The Legislature of Tennessee is tied, and a similar state of parties Will exist in the New York Legislature; while the House of Representatives of the United States is so nicely divided that it is difficult to tell which party is in the ascendant, or to predict with certainty which one will succeed in electing the Speaker. A HORRtpT v wIn..ur la8t we befij recorded th?., j , in thisplace and th. ji " Q IaVorablykn prietor of one of the Carriage-making Sjf- Vbe of this place. Weare grieved and ;lLWI8Sem. - -"" WWIIUUUU1I D-Pnnt pefied now-to add. that h aua f .;iv"u 10 "W opaicu wie auty of recording Bn Wl8l crime, and of wounding the feelings of hi uribI pectable connexions on both ciHo., B u mnlv ta should know no distinction in such'case, the Ps vve ao noi propose to enter into an a.. .. . ment or tne norrible cireumRtnnB ... ""'castor for the proper tribunal and the proper timl n e tot merely state, briefly, that, inconsequen,; fBut 'H ous circumstances, a post mortem exami.! 7UsP'ci made by several of our physicians, assistX' a tinguished chemist, and that the presence rfIadis in the stomach was palpably establisliPH 4,Vinic which, a number of witnesses were exam- tlet the Inquest came to the belief that the n '"e4, n4 administered as above stated. A bench l8n a issued by Judge Dick, but the officers S"11' succeeded in arresting Mrs. Simpson iv not J measures have been taken to obtain the r lllat customary reward of $200 by the r.Z of State for her apprehension. 7 Gmno'ofthe The Grand Jury of the Superior f!,, ... . sion, inquired intp the matterand found a K ii Se Mrs. Simpson for the murder. 0111 "gainst Fabtttevilk OUtrtH. me iasi iijciucviue Carolinian, whose Vr was one of the Jury of Inquest, contains J?" lengthy article in relation to this awful a!T which appears to have been called forth t' lrw-tn nf the" Wllmirrrn n . . V t0t . . : ' "u'umercial poncer tain citizens of Favetteville. Th n.. r wr" - ' ,c commercial ha I stated, doubtless on what the Editoreonc-j authority, that certain persons had "colluded. h a view to delay the proceedings, and thus to a2 i.Urauu an ujipuuumij i0 escape ; but the C unman auuna uiat inert) 13 no toundatii lion for this statement. It appears, from the Carolinian, that Mr. Simpson died on Thursday night. On Saturday theJurv0f Inquest proceeded to their duty, and no externa marks of violeuce being discovered, the Physicians were called in. Doctors Robinson, Gilliam, Mallett. and McRae examined the contents of the stomach and it " was not until Tuesday following, at t o'clock, P. M. that the Physicians reported that af. ter severe and unremitting labor, night and day, dur ing that time, they were convinced that the deceased had been killed by arsenic, which they found in bi, Biuuiricu. witnesses were then examined until Wednesday night, when the following was found bj the Jury as their unanimous verdict: " That the said Alexander C. Simpson cametohij death by poison received into his stomach. The Jury have patiently investigated the whole matter, and from the testimony submitted to them, thry are in clined to think that poison was administered by Mrs. Ann K. Simpson, the wife of the deceased. They state, however, that the matter is involved in doubt, and they respectfully refer the whole case to the Su perior Court now in session." The above verdict was rendered about eleven o'clock on Wednesday night; but the accused, it ?.p. I pears, made her escape from the town about an hour before. The Carolinian adds: "There was no evidence before the Jury that the deceased and his wife lived unhappily together: whatever may be street rumor, or whatever may be proved hereafter, it was not testified to. Thtire'was no evidence that he informed her, or informed any body else, that he intended to apply for a divorce. There was no evidence that he received medicine from a physician, or any body else, until 17 hours af ter he went to bed with violent symptoms. Tluro was no evidence that she changed the medicine then prescribed ; or that she gave arsenic in any niannrr. The conclusion that she did give it, is only brought about by a chain of circumstances." Gov. Manly has issued his Proclamation fur the apprehension of Mrs. Simpson, and ofiVred two hun dred dollars reward. She is thus described in the Governor's Proclamation : "Ann K. Simpson is a woman of small status, has "very black hair, dark complexion, large black ryes, "small nose and large mouth, with her upper lip "straighlly projecting. When last seen, was dresscJ "in deep mourning. She is about ID years ol'rtgc." GREENSBOROUGH CONVENTION. The proceedings of the Greensborough Convention, which meets to-morrow, will be looked for with deep interest by the friends of the Central Road. The following Delegates have been appointed by the citizens of Wilmington: P. K. Dickinson, Geo. Davis, O. G. Parsley, Alex. McRae, A. J. DeRossct, Jr., L. H. Marsteller, E. B. Dudley, F. J. Hill, Jas. Fulton, Thos. H. Williams, Thos. II. Wright, W. A. Wright, Michael Robbins, James Kerr, George R. French, J. Ballard, E. W. Hall, Thomas Loring, Dugald McMillan, E. Kidder. Tho follow wg gen tlemen have been appointed to represent Caswell County: Hon. Calvin Graves, Dr. Jas. E. William son, Dr. N. M. Roan, Thos. D. Johnston, Dr. Allen Gunn, A. S. Williamson, John Wilson, Jas. Carrie, C. H. Richmond, Jas. Mebane, Albert G. Anderson, S. P. Hill, James N. Fuller, M. McGehee, N.J Palmer, Esquires, Capt. Abish Slade, Gen. Jas. K. Lea, John Gunn, Sr., N. M. Lewis, John Kerr, Esqrs., C. N. B. Evans and Geo. Williamson, Esq Petersburg, we learn, will have a delegation in atten dance; and from the proceedings of the meetings in another column, it will be seen that Delegates have also been appointed from Franklin and Burke. Several gentlemen, we learn, will goas Dele' from this County ; and among them, .we are gratifie to state, Gen. R. M. Saunders, who has yielded to the pressing solicitations of the friends pf the t0 be present on the occasion. Guilford County, says the last Greensboroo' ' riot, stands Dledp-ed for at least SM50.000 of the stoclt of the Central Road. At a meeting held in Greens borough on Jthe 20th. instant,, one hundred '"f1? ty-five thousand dollars were taken by he woWlp gentlemen in shares often thousand dollars eaCV'1 ' John M. Morehead, one share ; John A. Gilmer, di . Joseph Gibson, ditto ; James W. DoaM1'J McLean & Co., ditto ; John A. Mebane & Co., dil John M. Dick & Co., ditto ; John Hunt & Co., dit " Jonathan W. Field & Co., ditto; William Bffl & Co., ditto ; John Carter & Co., ditto ; and t. Mendenhall, James R. McLean & Co., nesharea!! a half. One neighborhood in Guilford has subsen ed sixteen thousand dollars; and this, ays the ot, comes from an entirely agricultural peP settlement of working men." Special Terms. Judge Dick, at the request of J Grand Jury, has appointed a Special Terra o Superior Court of Cumberland, to be helj second Monday of February next. A Special has also been appointed for Sampson County, gin on the third Monday of next month. The Fayetterille Carolinian of Saturday las' We learned last Saturday, that a family rec moved to this place from the North, hadaca small pox (or something near akin to it) amondaB. but it was not discovered for some weeks. J ger of its further progress Is apprehended oj physicians." ' lioirptb' The last Bunoombe News states that, a - -' tu e,nnA hncra have p3" er, more man ioriy-uT,uuwoai. ..D- -through Asheville on their way to Southern an era mitrrt. - o $3 per hundred.