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1 ft ' l wT- -'"-. WeeAeeratfr 0 sur colussus to , vr , i . "iJ eonuae snd - oar viu classmate, " James A. rf -aot Thomas ft. Longf " . ft Tnaku this explication in behalf Mailt . - - -""lJ If iVr&fifif'MkkJfbicOii to aeseend to I le be inprUnt by-and-by seeing tiat T03- aole-bonieu man, "m sr .leniua while 44 oar Unfriend" fftgndpiiny fraxse, carrying j&Vtn m ms h? ad. - I ' tii mots readily accord a pHce to our a2J4baat,leeafletbo matter of his eom- ; tfosfc"01 i entirely original, and o much in : Us futir yean, that those who remember hit . .?,gSite will be struck at his self preservstion. ffcollect oar old friend we'L We have oftea ' ifctrred in our own mind to those early agree jte attributes which made'him so boon a com. .s-doBU Those' who with ns were bis familiars, fill readily 'comprehend our mearing, when 99 speak of his warm-hearted, and generous k catare, his freedom fi tm moro:en?;s, bis gentle ( Kindness to bis neighbor's faults, and how J abstaining from that sharp 'sarcasm ana biting , irony, which sordid and niorbid minds are apt ; to cnltivate, he shone by the ligM of an open and fnnk candor, which dnne of his companions conld eTer imitatuv This kind of sincerity so ""i..3arIyTus wd, seems to hare been folly preserved aad e thank bira for in manifes- -tation to tbe full amoont of it due. . "Oar old friend" Tery proptrly tkints we . would be inclined to do him jastfce. Ia ordi nary flracs we would to' the full; but "ia these 'tronb.'odltiraes.'' jutl is the last faTcr that - old friendship " cught to offer ; and we frank ly tell our ancient schoolmate, that one of the objects we had in Tien in assuming a position " wh re we might hae an influence, was to ssto ' i. :nt noK friands " as he jrglMMmj onrmrlKise being to try amlieep them" from hiog e.VrVJ rapidly j than they could Bear. French reoeipts for delicicies would not suit "our old clafsmate."- lo mistakes his nature, if he thinks he i? an picure. XeTer theless we may serre bim. no longer aspire ' - .'to be Erigadier Geoeral. Wo'iaTC reported to -:.the Enrollics cfSceT, and are lowa Con?ript, , . ..and we arc in actWc service, ,crLps fighting agaonstlarger oilds than an private in the army. Wo hate reason to hop soou to be called to the field.V.bea we arc, w are promised a- rjui cf cw own selection As "tni old friend ' ia feeble of health l m li-poaed ta fight, we can easily h&Te njt detailed ns a vok-nct to the Corporal's s'.aJa corporal, too, who Had fought at Williamsburg, Seten Rncs-Vin lte trenches before l".cLraoud at ' MechaaicsTille, Cold H.irbor. Wh.t Oak Swamp, -South Jlcuntain atd Sharpsltp. What an honorable poit to te associate; with these eTcnts, Ten fn this remote way. And then as c ook. there would bo an cxcellejt ofportuuity . i U give to sucb' a caarming o!d College chum ' J'liee "French recipt."', " aud toee too that he tmed them up, and thst tbej-fiil detoured the bo!e of thero, not leaTiJ: so miish a3 a eat '- - mv . v . . ercWh tr s uog "iHior the tai..e. - lirtbe meantis- we can give him a Confeder life rfOfif.hat riM vlo him good.. As he is too feeble to go ia'o the field, let hini keep quiet at home.'sXettiai mix a littlo love of country called 4tricL;srn, with a sincere vrish for its sue? " JaatriotichootUity titliccnemy: , thisNoe'd stirred "bythc Gnilford boys, !iia couplw'Tif tngs thrown ix, nnd ti!ie a good ie ( every minute abstaining nil the time oia deleterious ileas of sovereign meetings to tress tip the Confederacy and this receipt will tlo tii heart good. His coir.plaint is a chrwnio one.aadjjie cure may be flow, and he may suffer some co'h'finement, but his case ia not a mortal one and strict regiemen may at lrast prolong Jus life. We placed him in association withvJIr. Reade by mistake. If we bad thought of the SUndard's idea of Mr. Read.-, that he was "a1 sneak and an oi.'y demagogue," we shouM never have put our old friend" In eompany so foreign to his taste. We shall not commit the fault again. We shall ktsp him hereafter alongside of his bid crony, Mr. Dick. All .his neighbors rill at nce recognias what comfortable led fellow thqj vill make; or we may put him with the Standard, unl?ss be walks out of nights in that case we conld not eocscnt to disturb'bur steady neighbor. We bid cur old friend " adieu. We wish he may be let live "as far as we can do w when he shall stand in needgjfus, we will contribute to this end. We knew few men less pepared for death and we trust that ample tiny may be . afforded him to set in order a house that ire regret to say needs both scouring and white.-ahicg. Again farewell to " our old classmate" -the .mival of our acquaintance is as pleasant as our former association and the tleasure Is ffcgpred bT the evM?ne cur old friend" has -f given, that good society sometimes U congenial . even to him. - " To SuBscwBEsa to f n State JiCbsaU On cemmercing the pablicaUon of Ike Coti ' Xfedaalc, we sUtcd that we would HTtri,ly with . this paper all the subtCTibcrs to tic Journal . . .whose terms of subscription JJe found wnex- - jired as marked on tho J5oo"s. TLis we have. dote and axe doing; but yre continue v'0 paper when it time marked j k cat. uni ; money he sent txs to renew the iuUcriptio11- i- i. rs-- - i i AM 4 VW i w : . ' -t- .l - ni. . t :, ryioaribetthat tho time U tut or sbuut . Vi -taxite. "Cat we cannot & further -.than.- V- NVtils, Some write to ns that at i?w ceks or 1 . N60 ia7 on nonr for the Jtpr VvVtrtftSor The CwfzderdL cc'ai. TVe Xf- iL-tymZik books to ixsicatc tb;t nch 31z receivedl; and ait are not so iSa to .Mcertain anytOj aot t!et muvvi UU-PropriO rati ld oak, h''ft go bfjft. entries tm hoot a.an make nc' Xlatrasge- U:k WMi 2 v,ioTsvitf 'Vstlrae? iVVV I Ite Proposed ConrenUo. -O n yster3ay, After ur article for our issue of the 17th was pat in heed, we received the FayetteTille Obaerrrr - with a leader on the came topic; and we arecocfirmed in the view. ; we have taken, by the concurrence of this ex ! cellent authority. We 'take np the - subject "in, 'concccJiEs; ftr the snemt-tt, the' milder r.d mere, innc-rerit purpose wldch tae aPta- tors alle g. Allcwir them credit for this as the iCir.Iy cjsct they hav in pre prsing a call or a Convention, we submit to the people 'that sorb Id 'assemblage is wholly snnecessa rJ rwonld be attended with nowise political ; agifatiorrecrsf irate additional elections, and "' wobld inrolwe expenditure entirely dispropo- tioned to any gotd it could accomplish. The Imam rurpce row announced ia, that' this body is to counsel scd adrlse the Confederate GoTerument and otherwise aid it to prose cute the war. What counsel could it furnish, that the Legislature cajujot as wejl bestow? They are both representatives of the people: both elected in the same way, and both hodies are likely to be a mpesed of Tety much tbe same-sort cf material. So far as counsel concerned, i;her the Convection nor the Legislature could pass any ordin4nce er act meir acucn ccuiu noi rise me sryie oi eitner an organic cr Legislative law. The most either could do, must Ve dece by way of reso lations; and, tie rcsolutictg cf the latter, as the exponent of the public sentiment, would hare equal weight with tLos-e of the former. So far as negotiations for peace areconcerned, the President baa three times endeavored to make thrm ; std Us efforts have iecn'eon tr.melicusly rejected and there is positive evidence,- that any preposition now vcould sjiare the same fate ;Tt r Lincoln hiscself, and bis vthole Congress, haTe declared hat. they w ou!d rcceire -no terms short of reconstruction J- and the majority refuse even this with Lincoln at its head. On what ether subject could a Convention advise? The Confede rate Government has letter for.rces of infor mation in every State, than members of a Convection ccuTd possibly be.- It has the G overnor of each S"ute, with all his means the Legislature with tfceirs.and its own officers posted in various lot alters. Snppoce the system were rd. pted that the common Gov rnrnent is to discard these easy and natural mot'.es of information, and ConventfoDs were convoked ly the different Statcs.to set asadvi- sers of tie Government I What a ' melee we ahouM soon have. Here would be an advis sry m meDt from JScith Carolina, rp rtsrdj'frc m South Carolina, amended by Georgia, with a sultitute from Alabana a j ir us and coLfliotirg eounsels, as interest, prejudice aid natural difference of cpiuon would provtkr and the common Govern ment, insteaef of being allowed to wa'k by the liht of its owu Teason. would be obliged to grope its way to harbor through these devious channels. The project is idle and worthless. Nor is it likely, in the present station in North Carolina, that the body would be com- ;pnfed cf n-atorial either capable of, or inclined to, give whoVscn e advice. If ibe present T.eoru.!ature is sn v 11 er:rr,en of what, the a ... - labor would biir-g frth, -Oi.l forbid that the StatfKiiM M.fftr ruch sfliction. Now; the- last Legislature Lad it in its power to do important servhetotle Cor.fedrracy not in the way ofadvice.but of action. One mr-de was t-i pa.s an act tuthorixirg the Governor to employ the Home Guard to arrest deserters ; another was to allow him or the Chief Justice on his request, to call the Supreme Court to settle vexed qnrt:on9Both of these were recommended and urged by theG vernor, and they were specially desired by the Confederate Government these ttco pieces f practical $ercice. . Deserters from the army were mnkinp thi St3tea city of relug they came from all the States, under the invitation ex tended by the VcisKn that the Home Guard coujd n t be called out to arrest them. They wrjeoiit lying in the. wo ds and committing all manner of depredatloas. A Brigade had to be sent from the army, to overawe and cat h them t a lime, too, vrhf-n troops could but ill be spared. With all the influence of the Governor - M tnd all the exertions cf ti e wiser and more practical of the merrfbers si; vas with great difficulty that any.law was jned on the sub ject ; and then the Govert. r was restricted to callfng them from the c unty in which I the deseilers were, and those adjacent, so that a body of deserters had naiJVjht to do, but to pass into a county not adjacent to those called $n. in order to set the whole jMjwer of the Governor at dt fiance. Thus in th's instance, wheu North Car.iLM legislation might hate aided the Govornrmeiit, it only supjd'ed a bro ken staff on -which he who leant must Ml. The result was that the Confederate Government was obliged, and is still, to 'hold a, large force, in this State, employed in this busi- ness to the "wcakeninsr ot the army ana to .-. . . the h jury .of the cause. The otocr. case was, it possible, w?rse : The several Judges were known to differ h jimporUnt questions every dsy coming -up.-r- 0e would decide ar-e way, anither the other Lcuiil the law was uncertain nd contradicto ry. Bv ieaoof this confiiots were likely to arise . belweon the (Coiifedt-r w) military an.d. the jndiciary of the State. -A decision by the court g miht settle the whele by establishinbin. ding precedents. Tbe regular term of thecourt was a loffgwavs off. What hindered to allow he Governor this discretion ? Ni harm could sibly arise, yet the recoromendtion oPthe vernor was refused, and this aid withheld rom the common Government. AnJuoov the evil of it in full forca: One Judge its decided the suLttitU question, "by re- inifcr." the applicant ;" another would dis bar ge him and; of course - the applicant oold go to the Jkfrit Judge, and streams of emigrants with-transportation and rations, ill obstruct the reads towards the happy jand of ;Canaan "and campfires . Hghting ,he woods for miles, would be seen around Se spot where) this judicial machine grinds We repeat, we must fight there is no " ctOr vray to peace but by submission to " Abraham Lincoln. . " f ""Duty- " doty-uty iet us all do that. IWe can do " no otherwise, and be true men."' HaleighyStandard, lebrva'ry 27, 1863- Under tle head ot The WTar," the New YorkTribune of the 1st inst, has the follow ing paragraph : . " From Newbern we have further particulars of "the rapidly increasing feeling of discon tent in North Carolina. The people are urg ing the call of a State Convent ion, and Dr. Leach, one of. tbe recently elected members of tbe Rebel Congress, says through the IUI eigh Staudard, that North Carolina now claims the fulfillment of the compact or the right to depart from tbe Confederacy in peace. Got. Vance opposes tbe tftatioa of State projerty by tbe Rebel Government. The Raleigh Standard, in an article addressed to slave holders, says if tbe war continuestwelve months longer, the institution of slavery will be destroyed. - We call the attention of our late sacceasfu coofpetitor, Dr. Leach, (whosefprototype was T. Hardy, Secretary to the " London Corres ponding Society'' 1794 afterwards Thomas Hardy, prisoner in the dock of Old Baily,)-i to the Ctide above quoted. It is taken from the New York Tribune. That paper says, i hat "Dr. Leach, one of 4he recently ected members of "the Rebel Congress, say through the Raleigh Standard, that North Carolina now claims the fulfillment of the compact, or the right to depart from the Confederacy in peace." Thus, one of the Yankees whom Dr. Leach calls " brethren " in one of his cir culars, dees not mistake the Doctor's language, . but construes it for himself, an ; publishes it to the North as another evidence of the "rap-, idly increasing feeling of discontent in North Carolina." ' - -. Horace Greely to Brother Leach, grseting : While the Confederate CX mmissKaier in Rich mond is engaged in trying one Mrs. Patterson Alien for only betraying the "family where he resided, and communicatiug privately with the enemy here jn Noith Carolina, a member elect to Congress, denouuees to the enemy,-to our soldiers aud pewple, that our whole Government is a despotism, towards which " lorbearance is no longer a virtue that now "North Garoliue claims the fulfill ment of tLe compact or the right to depart in peace." Tbus, " increasing the feeiing of discontent" advising the rupture of the government, and "aiding and comforting the enemy." Is there no Commissioner in North Carolina ? The whole case would turn ouuk- ly ou a common' sense cohfctructiou of admit ted publications. We record with great pleasure the'follow- ing tribute to the distinguished onicer in whore honor it is, bestowed. We know Geul. Rodes well have seated with him and uuder him his division consisting ia a large meas ure" of North Carolina Brigades. It takes none of his acquaintances - by surprise that he obtained promotion bv " distinguished illactry ; and thaf his " skill and conduct" should attract observation. Gen. Rods com bines the. elements of an officer in most admi rable proportions. "He is a 3isciiliparian firm, but un oppressive eyeful of the c-m- forts of his men and strict 'in his exactions of duty. On the battle field he handles his com mand with excellent discretion always ma king it tell with effect whether it be a Regi ment, Biigade, or Division. And his bold Ala- bamians they have been our neighbors on bloody fields they comprise; the best spirits of iheirJStat. and their march on the enemv has been laid heavy and thick. May God de fend them and our own North Carolinians as they fiht side by side they mats a noble brotherhood. Ia at the beginning, determin ed to the end. When the ereat dav of de- Hverance shall come, a grateful coon' ry will swell to grandeur the jubilee of their wel come home. Gik. Robert E. Ri?ies The Richmond correspondent of the Montgomery Adverser, speaking of Gen. Lee's compliments to Bit titj Brigade, quotes Gen. Lee's ewn words revive to the gallant young Major General who so ably commands the Division t which Battle's brigade belongs, and recalls. the fact that Gen..R. owes his promotion to Geu. Stonewall Jackson. Gen. R.xles has com manded his division with success and ability, and I nm gratified to state this division has re-enlisted for the War, Battle's brigade of Al abandans having set the example. Ins ead of raising new brigades, I think it would be far better to Tecruit to the fullest numbers those veteran brigade? whose whole conduct is wor thy of the admiration of their country n en." To which the correspondent of the - Adver tiser adds the following- additional quotation from UiC same high authority : ' Gen. Lee, speskTug ot-the division in the san,e communication, aya: " Gen. Rutlt.' di vision aetrd at Chaneellorsville with distin tinguished gallantry, aud that officer owes Jiis pn nKtion to General Jackson's observa liu ot his skiil and cwnduct. You will ace 5n my report o I that battle that one of his dvine messages to n.e was to the euVct that jteneral Rodes should be promoted Mai.rien- eral, and his promotion should date from May 2, 1G3." . ,; The Address of Kef .Br. Lacy. Tbe first address -of this able divine fins' true patriot, at the Ct nminns Hall, ou thp evening, of the 16th, is roportsl to us as a splendid effort full of earnest, heart-stirring soft soul-inspirirg eloquence. It taught the duty the dtizen'owes Jo his country it en forced the obligations to its fulfillment, snd it cheertd the po:mer by the assurance of that favor of tbe goxd God which is the re ward of the faithi'u S ch an address from such a source, must uefds prtKince good. It sheds a double light cpon our darkened path the light of the truth "set upon a candlestick, giving light to the whole house" and" this light reflected from the pue, upright srd-" disinterested cl aracte r of him who displays - it. . . Dr. Lacy is ever wekoroe to this com munity ,y here bels greatly beloved and never score so than en his present patriotic mission. We regret that we were prerented from hearing his admirable address, by circutostan oes that we conld not control. V ' For The Confederate. Messrs. Editors :' The preaent wir will furnish to its future historian two subjecU upon which be will dweH with 'pride aud re gretwith 'pride upon" I be glorious achie ve ments of our armies in the field with regret that our navy has been able to but feebly second those noble efforts. The heroic deeds or our Buchanan, Semmeseaud Maffit only illustrate what we might accomplish, had we a good navy. It is not for, me to say wber; the responsibility lies that this arm of oui d lence U not more efficient ; that, as efor er 'marked, will bethe duty of tbe historian ot the times. . My purpose is to advert to -me facts in connection with maritime history, and to show therefrom the importance to the Con federacy of a good marine More than three thousand years ago au eminent writer made us of the following language : - . " All mankind arm themselves against those who usurp the empire of the seas, as against enemies'of the humau race." If at thaj eajfly day the marine was con sidered thus important, horn much more so now, when modern improvements have ren dered it tenfold more formidable? The Almighty, in commanding Noan to build nu Ark, whereby be and his family were saved while a world was being destroyed, 'seems to have Indicated wherein lay the wafetyaud strength oi people. From the days ofth-t patriarch, down to the present time, the marine has been tt eTright arm and the glory of nations. The Naval battle of Acteum -delivered into the hands of Aagu: Caesar, the empiie of thet.world. The small States f Genoa aad " enice rose from poverty and insignificance to riches ai d power through their marine, i be form dar;e squad rons of Spain in the 16th century enabled her to dominate in the New-as well as in tbe Old .World. The States' of Holland,-whose inhab itants, originally fleeing from religious perse cution, had settled down ami. the marshes that border the German Ocean, became power ful through their maritime ascendancy. Prior to ihe reiri of Elizabeth, England played but a secondary role in European affairs. ' The fit ting out by Spain ot the formidable armada, destined tor her subjugation, flr3t gave jmpulse to the genius and energy or her "Virgin Queen." Then was laid the foundations of tnat colossal power upon theneas w.hich, in ita fdl, would shake the world aud in defence of which Canning has said, E 'g aod, if aeeeaSarv, "would uribar their caves and let loose the winds." It is instructive and at ihe same time amusing, 'to-trace the rise and pr-rtss of that immense Colossus. .Nothing better ilius- i rates the depth aud strategy of English states manship. Allying herself to Holland, her first efforts were directed in chasing, from the seas the Spatii.--li Squadron. Having accomplished that, she drops her ally and ttiend. and by a coalition with her ancieut rivsU and enemy, rr-nee. e ime!s the fleets ol Holland, in their turu. to seek safety within their-ports. Tints having successively destr yed the maratime asr cendancy'of Spain aud H"iand, siie seve -s her alliance with t ranee, and putting the r reneh snips to night,riile"Mistiet.softtjeseas. Sue! h been the depth ot" her diplomacyaand tl 8At;acity of l.er s'-atesui .nship that ali attempt of a coalition ot the other maritime powers of Europe against her have heen fruit legs.. Thus in tin course of half a century, Englaud, by means of her marine, roe to the first rank of the European b'ates. What would have been-her fate but for her mart time supremacy lhere can sosreey oe . dosbt that- it would have been the same as ti-.at gf Scotland and Ireland the loss of na tiwu'aiity and of political existence Sep.ua- ity Sep ted by a narrow chan: el from a brave ai'.d warlike ' people, her formidable squadrons alone have" preserved her from iheir e.-utchc. Had it beeu possiV'le for Louis the XIV, or Napoleon Ihe I, to hav llmded their tegions noon British soil. England, instead .of bein todav the -controlling poVr of the worhl wouWhaye been out a dependancy of l?raj)ce Hiving noticed, the import mt part the ma rine has played in the fortu- ts and destioies of nations, let us turn for a moment to our selvrs. Sut pose the same wisdom and energy had marked our efforts for the creation of a navv as have c?aracterieed the conduct of the otlier arm of our. defence how different to day would hav been our .condition ? Their supremacy upon the water hfcs gtv eruies' the' only advautge "whrch they have over u. Is it too late noio ! awake fn m the lethargy which li is pralyzd our efforts in regard to a navv ? There is a trite but truth !ul old maxim which ?ays " it is never too late to do imkkI The Confederacy abound in timber, and iron and coal indeed. in all the materials necessary for the construe lion oi ooais. it roouhus aiso in numerous .? 1 . T i I 1 1 ' streams,which though not ordinarily navigable for boats of much draught, yet duriuglhe Spring Aok1s would enable them to desceud from points of cnrstruction unexposed to. the ei-emy's raids. For instance upon the Cape Fear let the Government bestow but a moiety of the energy in the construction of boats there, that it nas in mdeavormg to con vimie European powers nfi.be inumciency of the enemy s blockade. In -twelve months, or less time, we m ght have a fle f of boats which would not only make day light through- the blockade, but poss'.bly enable us to regain possession of the entire sea coast of this State. But if the Government cannot do this, is there not a sufficient amount of individual enter prise and'eapitar in tho "Confederacy to do that which the liovernment tails to do 7 About the commencement of tje last century when France found herself battling against Europe combined agaitsther, with Treasury exhausted, tier hVets destroyed and- er ports blockaded, an expedition,, was fitted ut hy individual enterprise and liberality, U.e rp t ct jf which was ihe capture of Uio Janeiro rheVxpcHtiou, eluding the blockade ot the enemy, Was entirely saccessfu: ; and such was tne eclat it save France, that several of the European' powers broke loose from the coali- tioo against her, and became her , a lie and riends. Menot wealth ol the Conteiierajy, fim antes the example of the Fi-ench patriots ! In so doing, there will'arise for you a pyramid of gratitudes lasting as those oi Egypt. i Yaxxees-is aVili Valley. We Uro, says tbe Atlanta Register of Wednesday, from an intel'tgeut gQtleman just fronv Leb an.n, DeKalb county, Alabama, .that tbe Yankees, about eight thousand strong, a p peared at the village of -Lebanon, fifty miles west of Kome, on luesday last, toofc pofges sion of the place, captured about thirty fitr- loughed soldiers, and set fire to the. town in two or three places burning up one entire square. . They also took possession of six thousand dollars, in the hinds of rrobate Judge frank-' lin for distribution among soldiers' familes. On. the next day our home guard some two hundretl in number, met Hie Y-ankee one mile south of Lebanon when a skirmish ensued our forces losing two men woundedand then fell back to Cedar Bluff, on the Coosa rjvsr, twenty -eight miles west of Come. This Yankee force consists of both cavalry and infantry, and was commanded by - Gen." Smith, of Missouri. On Wednesday evening, the Yankee infao try retired to the top of Sand Mountain, six miles' fryi LebasKm. leaving five hundred vtJ h vJ1t- - . .Tor the Confederate. GBKNsBoaoVFeb. 12th, 1884. Ma Eiio: As tilths Stale. Journal-, which Has dr parted, I have nothing to say -I -was gratified nowever tosee itsunounced that . you were to take charge of .The Confederate, a paper which had arisen Pbceuix like frotri tbe ashes of tbe old State Journal I was gratified for'Warious reason e first leca use we were old friends aud classmates, audi knew that in these troublous times you would always do an otd friend justice secondly, because I k new . you Dad traveled a great d al aud could uive yoyr readers much infoimstion in ngard to foreign counmes and as provisions especial ly delicacies are quit- scarce uow, I thought your long residence in France,! might enable you to furnish in your valiMbie paper, many good receipts, so that tbe sick and afflicted couhi. be enabled, notwithstanding the verys snort allowance upon which we are placed, to have bomcthiftg prepared thatw.uld tickle the appetite. Again I knew that you had been L badly treated by the Coufeilerate Govern- metit, aud ou account oi .sucti treat meut (at wnich 1 was very indignant myse'.f) you had been Compe led to leave the field of war, when ko many ot our brve Kouliers were laying dowu their lives, and that through a serine of' honor you could no longer fight the . battles of fosedom in freedom's -nly iaod " at leat you could not tight theiu as a Brig. Gcjioal. Again I was tearful that your long travels, audyour disappointment in not being' pro moted to a Generalship might have affected your health aud 1 was glad to see my old companion and classmate "get a comfortable oiriu in me pleasant city oi u-lks, so mat ue Would be shielded trout ttie CAi script law. Kir these aud various other reasons! could metrtioii, 1 am exce diugly rejiced to ee ihat you have assumed the charge of The Confeder ate, asd I." therefore directed your agent in Greensboro', a lew days since to send ou my uame as a subscriber. . . w 1 knew, that I should not be disappointed in you l see from your paper this morning, that you luve already put my name in your columns 1 thauk you kindly .tor the nonce, though I knew that you would not forget au old fr;n! I think I have cause toomplaiu . however that you have associated my .name with such small meu as lion. E. G. iwade, R.'P. D.ck.'D, F. Caldwell and others; It is true that ui the Douglas Convention which met at Raleigh, vou thyught Mr. D.ik one f tiiereat ineu othe State, and "a pure patrh t but I beg Oi you never again to associate my name with such mall fry as. the Hon. E. G. Reatle I ask this ou the ground of old friendship. . Again dear Editor, I rejoice that vou intend to pnuiish the names of thuse who are in lav r of the sovereign people ot .North Carolina meeting together and expressing their srnti- in tuts as, treemeu. Ihe oland'trd. I roar ess aud Observer and mOy otner papers hae not had the moral con rage to do this under the false idea that Yu so doing, they might gtv aid and com ort to-the .enemy. 1 rrj-m-e . to .ji.ee that .yvti iaiie a different view ot it.e sun- ject 1 , ope )uii win go on iu me goou woih ; ami as puoiiiing a paper is now auennru wiih a great deal of cot, .1 will agree to turuis i you with at leat l,W0 names noiu G'uilUml, without charging vou one cent. 1 heae are hard times aud .we must help euch oifiTj in other words, we must 'live urd let Live. If you desire it, I can fill a few columns iu every issue of your paper. You are et.gd Hi a great aud glorious work -.in giving there nanus to the public in order that tecord ilk fuiurc shali be . made up correct, and it wi 1 afford me pecu iar pleasure to a;d and assist as it always does to aid iu ai y thing mat is calculated to contnouie to the peace and quite ot the community. As an. old friend, an old schoolmate nod an old classmate, I ask the favor of an iseriio i of this in your very valuable paper at. an earl day. Yours, very truly. JAMES A. LONG. bor The Confederte. Near LiBiKTT "j Camp- 28th Reuimunt N. C T., V Fen. 16tu 18G4. 'J ' 3fV. Editor :' Just say to the i soldo at home, as a word df encor.grmeut,,that fhia regiment, (war-wt in, and vvitn -ranks di-enrmnatfd by t he casulties of battie) has re-en lifted for tho war.- The far faml ret utatbm it has won by its u-.fiitjchiur devotion to the cause veTiica it" so eagerly and early espoused, has been c ijw I by this its most brilliant deed ol tbe war. iv - carriless of the privations aud hardship? it Ims experienced fr the last three years, .tho brave heart comprising it are uot ready to 'lay down their arms, and tur their hck upon the colors they have so nobly borne on many a hard iotight 6eld Trace them from Hanover C. II. to Gettys'iurg, and you will gee no nobler deeus enacted than what they hare done. Yet al lathis, has been crowned by this, Iheir most brilliant h at. It is i ot a triumph over a dastard foe, but ov.r thetn- sslves, the greatest of human achievements. By this act. they have addefj the brightest stai to that maguifict-nt chaplet that now crowns their banner. ' Tney have spoken w. rds of encouragement to the people at .hometjtet- ling ti e faiut-he; ted t . be of good chef r, and to skulkers, that thir day of retribution is fast approaching : and at the same time hurl ing dehauce at that enemy that would dare to devastate our borne This proof of their devotion tnour cause, tlair dcterminatiin to be free or die, is worthy of commendation, and speaks well for tbe old North Stale:, re gardless ot that obnexious sentiment that prcvades some portion.of her territory. Soruo may, and doubtless will say, that the men were compulsed, but is untrue and is irratitig those brave meu with injustice. This sn tho first aud only, regiment from the State to Lre - enlist for the war before the passage o the conscript law, and the meunislike very much to be called conscript regiment. Ali that is required to insure a final aucces of our. cau, is tor the people at home to be a tru-i to themselves, as the biidiers are to our cauii, nd by the bleaing of God,-isdependeuce wid rest npun grateiul people.. UNUS A Mibagk in Charlestoh Bat. r'A.,cr- r(Fpondent of the Missisippian , writing fr.m CLrleston, under date of the 16th, thus ile scribes a-rare pectscle.: .This morning a bestiful phenomenon, nd one of rare occurrence, was to be neen on tho bay, which presented the appearance of a boundless ocean, with the waves dancing and sparkling in the sunshine as far as tr e e e cou:d reach. Not a cloud wa to 6e swn above tbb vast extent of water ; the blue sky, terminating in abeautifully defined border,the line of which was accuratrly developed, alone b uuded the distant view ; and so complete wasthe optical iilusi -n that it was impossible, f'.-r some leng'h of UtnK to imagine anything ele than the sea itself had. by some unac countable means, actually risen above .its natural level, overflowed the islands and cov ered, the .hills. Nathing could exceed tho effect of this beautiful miragwhicH Jasted for some time ; and then, as if by magic, , tbe. yoliiiue of misty vapors in a mass rolled it self np and floated away in thin and fleecy clouds. ' Majob MoaEDCAi. We are authensod to say that the Major . llordecai w'ho is meiffnnied Gen. Martin's Soccess. Tha Wilratpgton Journal pifblishea a high ly interesting aceoubt of tbe movrmeut of tbe force which - left Wilmington under com rriaod .of Brigadier General Martin, to co-operate in the rcceut demonstration against New bern. It gives us very great pleasure to cor-J roborato the" statements of the Journals cor respH.ckit. Geueral'Martiu. with the gallant officers and men under his command, accorn- Iis'ied all and more than had been assigned to them, and if blame attach auywiere for the comparative failure of ' the oorjahiued movo- tfuts, none of that blame can attach to Gen Martin or the brave little" srrry uuder his c m mend. Erom all we'have been able to learn from different souces we sre eonvinctdT.hat Generals Clingman tnd Hoke also performed their part well aud bravely. Ucg etting the necessity of selection and o:ui-aion, we present sueh portions as will be motit interesting to bur readers : The expedition consisted , f the 17tb North Carolina Kegim jit, Lieutenant - Colonel John C. Lamb, commanding ; the 42ud Kcgiment, North Carolina Troops, ' Colonel John L. Brown, cmmandi sg ; Captai u Paris' (Virjain- ia) Battery oQ Artillery, and (Japtain t,IUs Battery of Mdor J. W. Mre's Battalion of Aillery; aud fo compaides of cavalry Captain Harris and Captain Harland th- liite from South Carolina. Too xpeditiuii moved from Wilmington on the 28 h ult.yand mae an average march of tweHiy ii-iles a day over heavy sandy roads at this end of the line, and deep muddy ones at the O' her. No remar.kab'e incidVnt occurred until our forces approached the enemy' liue, when General Martin disposed his forces as follow: Au advanced guard, Consisting of all the cavairy, three companies of infantry, and one of artillery, was th&jwn forward to " fed" th enemy the cavalry being under the immediate command of Lieutenant Colo nel II. J. Jeffords, 6th South Caro ina Cavalry, and the whole under command of Col. George Jackson. 'The rest of the infantry and artill lery followed under the immediate supervision ol the Cinmanding General. On nearing the firt picket of the enemy and ducovcrisig tbewj on the alert, the cavany da-hed furiously forwanl, and.the Yankee" picket (twenty-live or thirty in number) retreated as last as their -horses would carrv them. The load over wliioh pursuers snd pursued had to ass was through a swamp, and full of. deep holes overflowing with mud and water. But on they sped .-oii.b of the Yankee horses and their ridos tuinim? somersets in the mud, and ours running over them, and tumbling head long inte the deep mire alter them, inflicting many bru:ws upOu the men and bor6A, (break lug the'tieck of one of trie latter) t ut. doing no serictib llamas to the ruhr. It was at this point that Lieut' Mm, of Hams' cavalry, while gallantly leading the charge, fe! I -mortally w.u. de-d by a pis'ol shot from a Yankee who was Iwing liotly pursued. Besides the capture of prisoners, about twenty "of the "enemy were killed most of their wounded being carried off the field. After diivin thcin through the vods, and over the held intervening between our troops ai d the fort (rvt w.por.t IrJarrai k), tbe enemy opened on us with a 42-pound, r from the.krt. Captain Paris delivered a few weil directed si.o s a them fiofu his 12-pound Napoteon, when, tin; General detrriined to assault the works wish iufautry SVirmishers werethrowu forward, but on their appearance, the en my, liavit g previ- usly set fire to 11 the building?, evacuated the' place, set fire to the ra 1 road bridge, aial tore up the com-ty brioge over Newport nyer to prevent pursuit.- it was now night, and after a running fight of six hours, over the dis'auce of' eight miles, our gal lant troops were in p'bse.-siou ofthAield the ene'nydi ing for- life. Altogether, our troops captured pevt-u pieces of artdery, several bun died stand of arms, two hundred boxes amu nition. . bout serV-ty ive prisoners, six slaves, a dzeo horses, and commissary' stores enougi to snbsistjhe tro-ips during their stay 'u tho i.eighborhocKl, besides a liTge quantity of ciothif g with Which our men supplied them selves such . as overcoats, pants, blanket-, crc. The enemy burst most of their quarter master and commissary stores. frhey also burnt their stables with the horses in them Some few horses were. rescued by iur mn. Iu additi n to our cirjituns. we destroyed one ttionsand barrels of turpentine belonging to the United States Government and burnt two jaii ro-jd bridges. The next morning the General directed Col. J fiords, with a ch tachmert of 60 'cavalry, to mnkc a reconnoisnce in the vicinity of Isewfcern not having oeafd fmui our forces there, aud being in entire ignorance as to th inoveiiients of our troops. This work was thmoughfy accomplished.. Col. J. went within a mile or New hern, oh tained valuable information, capturing two Oiork houses, epikiog the guns, tearing up and btiriiiot.' every, railroad ami onuty fridge brwienehe Trent and Shepardsviil-, or New port Barracks, and bringing off a full outfit of clothing lor bis men. Confbdcratk BnD It i a cheering in di alifn tq see the'farpiers of the country ' inventing their nfcrnev in Coul'edj-ate Bond. A Bor d was advertii for sale in this paper two wetk ago, and since, then we have had nurncfcuis applications and Could haveHnhl several tLousatid. dollars worth if we . bad them.. In Richmond last wfek,-8 per cent.B-'nd sold at auction at $25 50 premium ; 7 per cents $12 premium. Advancing tendency. It is stated that ipKrnjrland the C"U'eierate loan has advance to 50 that i, $o0 is paid in goldxr ita equivalent for $100 worth of cjr bonds -equal to seven or eight hundred dollar of our currency, "F reigners have faith in our final success Charlotte Derm. rat. Ttelegrftm fn.m Cincinnati announces That the Yankee G n Wtxl, on wps shoulders Ilofecrat'S throws, by ofiirial report, the re sponsibility ot the Chnkamaiiga fiy;lit. has resMnded, wi.h overwhelming cvidenre, ex noratir g himself and tuiu; up " k ecrans. STATE. OF OUT II CAltOLIXA, I Wakbsw Coustv, j COURT OF EQUITY. -lohn Harrison Hawkins, an infant under the ag of twenty-one years, by Jamea A. Eg ertoe, Li Suardian and next friend, Charles. M. Cook and hn K. Miller, executors of the last will and tes tament of Winifred W . Hawkins, deceased, and Jane It. Miller, . ' Agaimt benjamin E. Cook, executor of John II. Hawkins, dci-ascd, John n. Eleiuinp, Jane W'aik?r. for meily Omeary,) B-njamin E. Cook aiul Sal'y H Cook, bis wile, John H Kimball,. of ffie Ste of Tcom-eee, Fanny H. Kimball, of tbe said State of Tennessee, and Nancy Power of the Slate of Ui shuippi. ' , It appearine from the affidavit filed in th nffir of the saia Court, that John H, Kimball, Fanpf II. Kimbaand Nancy Power, three of the defendant ia this esuse, reside beytpd tbe limits of this State, it is therefore ordered -that publication be nsade in the Raleigb Confederate, for six weeks, not.fvioir the said defvodnU of the filing of this biiL Ad that unls thy appear at the next term of M Court, to be held at the Court Jiouse in Warr.frtk oa the Third gnatSay afU r tbe Fourth Sebedal tf Frlces for North Carolina. ' We, the madersignef CommifiiQnert of . Apprauwment for tbe State of North Carolina, do hereby declare the following to be tbe Boiform. pric.es for property tnipreued for tbe use of tbe governmeat for the next two month, tubject t alteration shoald cireuuistances, meanwhile, occur to make it advisable : " Applci, dried, good, peeled, per both 28 2bi $ t DO unpeeled, " 28 " 3 bO Axes, with bandies, each 12 60 12 ..2 25 2 25. 2 1 10 20 ' 25 CO BS. OO 1' 2 25 3 25 9 - u without" . sides per pound, hams," . shoulders, per pound jowles, . white or enra field, per boeh SO pounds, apple, per gallon, peach, fresh nett, per pound salted, " corn, good, per bush 23 lbs. tallow, per pound . adamantine, per lb. trace, per pair, woolen, for soldiers clothed, i'yrd wiue, . 10 vi.' to yd, and pro rata a to greater or less weijcht or width, 6er yard, io, per pound, ; unehelled, per bush of 70 poondi, belled, sacks not in cluded. "per bush of 56 pounds sacks, .not included,' Bacon, H it Deans, Brandy, 4 Beef, t tt Brown staff. " Candles, Chains. Cloth, 6 i 50 Coffee, i tt Corn, 6 C Cora meal, tt per buch of &0 lbs., ' cotton, yards wide,? 3 yd, to pouud, per yard, " extra family, per bbl. Of 196 po'nndu. Drills, Flour, 8fr 60 tt tt tt it Fodder, M ruts, Hay, . . Hides, 4 extra family, per sack of 98 nounds. .20 superfine, per bbl. of 196 1b. . superfine, per sack of 55 98 lb. - 25 fine, pr bbl. of 196 lbs. SO " " sack of 98 lb. 2ft u tt n t u tt i u I" tt baled, per 100 lb, unbaled, " wool, each baled, per 100 lbs. unbaled, per 100 lbs., dry, per pound, green, . " artillery, 1st class, per head artillery, 2d class, per head extra, per head pig, per ton of 2,000 lb , square' or ruod per ton, hoop, por ton of 2,000 4 3 50 6 5 4 3 25 1 75 Horse, 700 600 110 600 it ' tt Iron, tt u tt tt les.. 600 flat or band, per ton . of 2,000 pounds 600 boiler plate, per ton of 2,000 pounds, 60 v) serviceable railroad. tt it tt per ton of 2,240 lbs., 400 tt Jean, . Kettles, Lumber, Lard, Leather, tt t Molasses, tt tt tt it it tt a it it tt it tt tt a a a ti it a castingg, per oound. 15 wool domestic, per yd, csmn, iron, per lb., . good, per t .00 feet, clean, 4 pouad, (.I5, " upper " " harnest, per pound, cn, 41 gallwn, orgbum " 1st class per head, 2d " 3d ' 6 15 60 2 25 ' 6 7 7 5 700 500 400 scales. it i. tt extra u it per keg, 75 sheaf, unbaled, per 100 lb., 4 " baled, ner 100 Nails, Oats, lb.., . she ll, per buobel, cotton. yd. wido, 7 02 to yard, pVr vd; cotton. yd. wide, 8 . ox. to vard, peryard cow. per bush, of 0 lbs., Irbh " " " swiet," ' " pecUd, per bush, 33 - lbs., . unpectad per bush 38 ibs., fresh, nett, per pound, salt. good, per ounce, new, pound, old i good ".bush. of56 hn.', two bufh. OKDnburgi, each, cotton, i yard wide, 4yds. top und, per yard, cotton, Ji yd. wide, 34 yd. to pound, per yrd, . 2 yds. lb., per vard. 4 50 4 Osnaburgs, 1 1 Teas, Potatoes, 1 so lo 6 5 8 50 5 1 50 2 20 25 20 6 it it it Peaches,dried,". tt tt li it ii ii Pork, ' a Quinine, Uice, i Rye, Sacks, Shirting, 1 30 1 10 1 75 Cotton itripes," Salt, i ii Coast, per bu.h. 50 Ibs. 15 Liverpool, per burbel of 50 pounds, SO Tirpii.ia, ' per bubel of 50 pounds, 20 cst, per puiul, 4 army, per pair, 15 flax. " pound, 10 soldiers' wool per pair, . 1 fat, per h ad, 25 b'rown, cotninon, per Steel, Shoe. ii i Shoe thread Sock, rhcep, Sugar, ii f ti' pound. Soap, a 5hucks, Shorts, Ship stan Tea, Tent cloth, Tallow, Vsyiegar, Whikey, Wheat,, 11 it it it . it a 11 ' ti 11 11 a 11 it 11 it 11 11 hard, per pound, 40 ft, " . " 25 baled," 100 lbs., 4 50 good, " bush of '17 lbs., 1 II ti II II 37 M J J75. black," pound, 5 green," 8 cotton 10 ox. to yd., per yard, 1 30" elean, per pound, 1 60 eider, gallon, 2 60 manufactured, per gal I 25 good " 25 Cret rate whit 44 buah. of 40 pounds, 10 fair, pet bukh ofCO lbs., 8 50, ordinal1, per bush, of 60 pound,' 8 baled, per 100 lbs., 1 5r unbah d, per 100 lbs., I washed, 44 pound, 6 unwashed,44 4 5 wood' uile,' 4 horse, ' new, each, 350 iron axle, 4 horse, new each . 475 wocd axl-, 2 horse, ew, each 250 Iron axle, 2 horse, ' new, each 275 per bush, of 171b., 70 cotton, per bunch 5 Wheat straw,4' a ti Wool,' . " 1. Wsgoft, it Wheat bras, 44 Yarn, 44 mas of sasob, tbams, wasor aft nouses. Baling long forsfre, perhu ndred pound,. CO Shellinand bagging corn, sacks fur ninhed br government, per bushel, 2S Hire of two hors teams, waon and dri ver, ratioif furnished by owner,. per day, 12 Hire of two bor teams, wagon anJ dri ver, ration rarnuhed by goveTauent, per ft A Air a "I Hire of four horse teams, wagon and dri ver, rations furnished by owner, per day,. 22 50 Hire of four horse teams, wagon and driver, rations furnished by government, per day, . j8 Hire of 6 horse teams, wajroa and dri ver, ration, furnished by owner per day, 25 Hi re of 6 horse teams, wagon aud dri ver, rations furaiahejl by government, per day, IS Hire flaborr,rations furnished bv own er, per dav, ' 3 Hire of laborer, ration furnished br gov ernment, per dsy, . ' 175 Hire of laborer, rstions furnished bv owner, per mouth, 75 .Hire of laborer, ration furnished by government, per mouth, 45 H ire of horses, per day, 1 50 For Iha information ofall . person concerned, we publish the .follow In? instructirns, with the hope that they will be strictly obeved. 4.Vo officer, or agent, shall impfess the neceisa ry supplies wblcfi any person toir have for tbe eonsnmptioa ot bins4f, LU fsmilv employees, laves, or to carry a hi ordinary mechanical, manufactut lag or agricultural emslovroents." (8led) R. V. BLACkSTOCK, . ' n. K. BORGWYN, Cost's. Appraisement for Sute of N. C. Ralelffh. Feb. th. 18C4. if. jrCbarlssle Democrat, Ashville New', Wil Diogton Journal and FayettviHe Observer, copi 9 Ft Ir " " " I Ml III I'