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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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Coal 87 h
Labor and
tons at $1,50 per
131 75
incidental expen-
50 tons T rail at 850 per ton
Nett profit on fifty tons,
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
The profits here allowed will be reduced in pro
portion to prices agreed upon by the manufacturers
jeing a
sIC. J
and the State or Road, fifty dollars per ton bei
little above the market price. Yours,
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.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28. 1819.
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.
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
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."
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
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.
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
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."
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." '
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.

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