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r.nd realty cultivated gardc.. A short
feotlctoou iu spectacles caine out with lb
hard tail f papers and letters, which he
said he h4 j-it received from the mail.
lie welcomed u both very heartily, and
Then f ulling a little ivory whittle from hia
pocKtt. blow a plirill call, upon which a
negro liny cam? running up, looking iuto
i ::zi'Qri fce, who Biiii, making amo
tion wirh h'i hand, tk Chtrley, take the
Doctor's hoise." lie then showed-us into
the house, ul'.'.ing all the time. Here,
ngaiii, I found a pleasnnt, quiet looking
old Ivdy, aud a whole houseful of 'girls,
who well oined me kindly; ?Uid I am now
so used to th -;ir manner, that 1 never think
how I r.m dressed, or what 1 shall say, but
jr! go on exactly s if I was at home in
Sew England. Our host, after sitting a
little while, Riid to the Doctor, '.Now, old
gcutlcm.-iii, 1 will have to -leave you to
t kc c :r cf yourself, for I am ve.ry busy;
l.:it li for? T o v i 1 1 you walk out and look
:f the p'juliry?"1 The Doctor etitiL-d and
f. h-j wojiJ. . I thought this strange for
!.;r ni'iii, n:;d enquired if they had a'Vv
prticu'r:.- kinds. They a;l luh;', rjgiit
out, hut im:nc'!;:;tc!y hii'qrn". nit that it
m r:;i in-.-itatinn to the- lector to take a
l.'ile i-.raiuiy toddy after hi.s ride. But,
'.iri. :f cwr come Uouth. do yon he
'art.-f:;! they v card phrase.? to you,
i r t'i .y vi 1 t!..:;k you arc as green as com
ladder, if y ;.i don't understand all their
jo;ti;; ::, .;'.:. n. 3 conversation.
I ?jen for nd (.;:t this to he my homo,
"Dil can r ;H y.j i I mil well suited with it.
.'Iy k. htul-luM'.se is hut n short distance
t io-!'; Iy the meeting house. I aiu to
have ffi.-'eii sehol ;rs in all, and they tell
Jn--! I wiil i..;ve to switch the little fellows,
but I must not try any of the big girls, for
They may whip me! Did yo.i ever hear
KUch advice? But they are hind people.
N more r.t present. From your ajloctioii
Xtu: i rt-otrry Important to North
!arc!:ri. Sir I if aw r.t Charie.-.io:i a
li'rw cl : ; ;.go a t i;t'cimnn of straw braid I
.virk. t!i: m-tsi durable, Iv-auiiful Cua .
ft'jhc: in '-. cheap rind alnin.-:., m-'.terial I
in i he world, one which' ihe S:ate c-m !
lur.iich in su-'jii va-:;t rjiinn'.ities that the i
v. ::o!u v.-i-rhj may be covered with straw
h i!:; : t very cheapest j;cf-ible co.;t of
imteriai r.ndyet ;!ie supply shall never
tail. Tl e arriclo 1 allude to is the leaves
of the- common Jong-lenf j)ine; prepared
r.i r,o;;,c,-iint the same way that rye
trinvv prepared for braiding: that is
gathered while growing the most luxuri
an. H and scalded and til led in the shade
it toughness is then remarkable. In
lac it i-, almost indestructable. I hope
to see it generally substituted in place of
Ptraw of cei pal grains, or important grass
for all braid vork. It makes beautiful
r.nd very durable work baskets and if
Used for a foundation for covering with
the leaves ofthe cones, would rxrcatlv
odd to ihoir value.
If any of my fair friends in the region
of pir.es will prepare tome articles of
this kind with specimens of prepared
and unprepared straw and forward them
to me at the New York Agricultural
Warehouses of X. B. Allen & Co, No.
3 S3 and 191, Water sircct New York
I will exhibit them in the name of the
maker for a piemium for a new Ameri
can manufacture at the next Fair of the
American Institute at Castle Garden,
and at the Franklin Institute, Philadel
phia, besides taking every opportunity
to call public fittention to this as I con
sider ve.ry important matter through the
columns of the American Agricultu
rist and otherwise.
Pr.pers of the South generally may
promote a new branch of industry by
caVing attention to this new use of pino
I am mo?r respectfully your friend,
the " Agricultural- traveller "
Wilming.cr. X. C, April 21, 1S5I.
Fror.i the. Mountain Banter.
It will seen by reference to a com
munication in another column, that Rev.
J. Bu x'on has deemed it necessary to
notice th: attack of Mr. White m tins1
piTiCC, on Bishop Ives. Mr. B. is a gen- j
tlemnu universally respected, not only I
tor his amiability as a.mnn, but for his
exemplary piety, his sobriety and godly
walk; ar.d none who knew him well will
doubt th? purity of hi.s motives, or hesi
tate to believe him as strong an oponcnt
to drunkenness as Mr White himself.
As a man end cs a son of Temper
ance we thought Mr. W's scandalous
mention of ihe Bishop a very small busi
ness. We ate unacquntcd with the
Bishop's private habits, biu presume
that if ho had been a drunkard his
Church would long ago have arraigned
Lim for the offence. We love our Or
der, but we do not consider every man
that takes a dram as a proper subject
for anathemas, scandal and ridicule.
We do not mako these remarks be
becausc we desire to take any part in the
controversy, or because it is Bishop Ives
who has been attacked. We deem it
unnecessary, r.nd not only so, but detri
mental to the success ofthe Older for
any of its champions to thus scandalize
cny mm. The Order can f.land on its
own pipciples, without rearing in upon
the ruins of private character. Such re
For3 are useless and corrfcmptible, and
fervo only to inflame the urcjudices
and baser passions of the heart.
But we know two things:'Bishop Ives
h not the Episcopal Church, and P. S.
White is not the S.mi of Tosnpcrance.
' HuTiiEnroitDTON, April. 28.
2Iy Dear Sir : 1 beg leave to solicit in
your columns room fur the following ex
planation. I wag much pained, on my
arrival in town, to hear that Mr. P. S.
White, in his late address on behalf of
the Order ofthe Sons of Temperance,"
had triven occasion for feelimr trf Arrr
,v tu 5:rsL-
r: , , -...uuiuc wiwu
1 1: . ... i ' i . , i .
tury, wmcn nc acKncwieciirea lie
had frorh a man excited bv r.nirirs rrA
j r. , ....
therefore prone to cxao-o-eration. mnv
assfbr what it is worsh. It
i - c r 7
nothing at all. except that the Bishop i3
mi.oi me cz.ir.e oi not oeinc; a mem- j mg drawn to 6iu as with cart ropes: a
ber bf "We Ordir of the Pons of Tcmvcr- 6lrikiug emblem of the power with which
awce." I have repeatedly done the a rthutaut victim is dragged along by the
same thing chged myseli; and would liabit3 which have bceu lateueil tQ llis ca
do it agai:i without scruple:' that is, on i tnr' . .
wnjf at a respectable house, faint and U a'0,.noJ t0 EUPP" the ak
Vlr 1 if,, ,... n, i !i V wants stability because its light and chan-
j.h led by a.ne ling accept, and thank- j hle lcavedHnce to music of the bree
iully too,olaglaWvin3ortoddylrom!zes; nor Gre we to conclude that a man
an v kiiui hospitable host or hostess. wants BQlidity and strength of mind be
Bishop Ives, besides, it is well known, cause he may exhibit an occasional play
' ii cut invalid his health broken down by fulnets. and levity.
his abundant labors in the Gospel of "Ma," said little Wiihelmiaa, 44 1 don't
Ci:ri-st, obliged as he is to travel from 1 think Solomon was as rich as tbey say he
; one end ofthe State to the other at all was' 44 Why, my dear?" said her ast.oa:
Ueasona tmd ;n all weather, and his con- . iked ma.. "Because ho-'slept with his
amnion requires, by the prescrintion i
of eminent physicians a spirituous t0.
effect, whether intended or not) of a
veii;raplp servant ot Lrod, whom he calls
by name, whose best days have been
pc-umed in his Master's Cau-j that i
oy tneir p
r.'-co (jn the otcavion alluded to. He
. .,: i; i
- J . .vu.ijwv,um
uy u:e we,tmicdi max.m mac cm end jus-
fifes the means but another of divine
authority has told us to go and learn
what that saying meanelh I will have
mercy and not sacrifice.
I haveyet to learn, myself, whether a
generous community will suffer the
characters of their ministers, who do not j
choose to surrender at summons to a
man of whose ulterior motives, religious '
principles, services or character, they
know certainly nothing, to be villified
and held up to odium in company with
the drunkard. I have yet to learn that
the Church of Christ can be reformed '
properly and effectually by an associa
tion out in the world, the Church's set
jiiidyoijibi, wmcn may comprise, ior -
aught there is in their system, ,4sons of ;
... ..!.. 1 : l ; i. i
Belial," as well as 44Sons of Temper-
But is not my intention to follow this
subject any farther at the present time.
I have listened attentively to two lec
tures deliverd by Mr. W. I have
laughed at his fun I have rejoiced at
his effectual exposure of the tippling
shop ; but I solemnly avow myself,
as thro' and thro', out and out, opposed
to his 44 temperance " principles, as far
as he has avowed any principles at all ;
and I do hereby invite him or any one
else with a responsible name, to a writ
ten Pamphlet discussion of the subject
of temperance in all its aspects, especial
ly as to the bearing of the original He
brew and New Testament Scriptures
on the point. This is the only way in
which I conceive the merits of the ques
tion can be put before the public.
Mr. White has boldly pronounced
the Bible an imposture if it docs allow
the use of the fermented juice of . the
grape; or to give his own words, with
which he concluded his argument- 44It
r.iust be so, (as he says,) God were not
God if it were not so."
But I hasten to a conclusion, with the
following extract from the Book called
Eclesiasticus or the Wisdom of Jesus,
tire son trfSirach, contained among the
Apocryphal Books, which the Church
in her 6th Aiticle of religion, (as he
says,) 44doth read for example of life and
instruction of manners" Chapt XXXI,
Verse 25. 44 Shew not thy valiantness
in wine; for wine hath destroyed many.
The furnace proveth the edge by dip
ping 'so cloth wine the hearts of the
proud by drunkenness. Wine is as
good as life to a ra3n ; if it be drunk
moderately; what is life then to a man
without wine ? for it was" made to make
men glad. Wine measurably drunk
and in season, bringeth gladness of the
heart and cheerfulness of the mind.
But wine drunken with excess raaketh
bitterness of the mind, with brawling
belli U1U l,i a iuu liJ1 niciiv.i , it
lleoukb nonny neigiiuu. at tuc wiuc,
aim ucsuisi; -
1.: ri,:.r:,' ,vnrd. nnrl nrsi not
l J " .- ' -t m nnr in hi mirth ? mvp
ill til IJIJ UUSUUCiUl " - r --.
nnnn liim with urp-infr Iritrl to drink.
rr O O " r
' J. BUXIPN
When a feller falls in luv
He duz near a white kid-gluv,
and lets the barber scrape his chia,
aud wears a flashy buzzin pin,
and puts ou lot of spleuded close,
and wears tight boots upon his toes,
and smells just like the sprouting rose;-
all new ly sprung in Joon.
But if hd does the mitten git,
what Phancy Pheelinx round bim flit,
he grows all over melancboler,
and hide? brhicd a standin Koller !
I Mr. White, I undcrctand, prefesses ' huK Jbuwed ,.the Prospectus to a man,
him.elf to be an Episcopalian, and vet .dmoj .dol !ar m boards,
l ,n i ii ' j r-"?uJ dUU Jc.1 and cne dollar aud twenty-nvo cents in
he publicly ells anecdotes, in his com:- 6heepf" declined subscribing as he might
ca! nay, to the prejudice (such is the not have boards or sheen on hanM.
man, too, his own iJisJjon, over him in I "e d'" uot think the minister was very
the Lord, and connected by dear ties of i giftetiia prayer?"
inenusiiM; and sacred association with '"i"'"' . u i3 suuu
. -, . . . . a nravcr as was ever antrtd to a c.uicrr"w.
Scrap5.fbr.tljC fUiliion. .T
These six the neevish, the niggard, the
dissatisfied, the passionate, tbo suspicious,
ant tnoso wuo tlVe uPoa others' means
nro forever uuhappy. .
A taste for literature secures cheerful
occupation for the unemployed and lan
guid hours of life: and bow many persons,
in tneao nours, lor want ci innocent re
?rccs, are now. impelled to coarse and
Of all the modifications of manner which
are to bo me; with in society, perhaps the
most geuerally pleasing is simplicity, even
as tli?.; water U purest which has no taste
ine air tlia frssheat tvhieh haa nn ndnnr.
The prophet Isaiah speaks of sorao be-
!. Pe.r5 nna j ttliU l had beeu so very
r,ch he wul4have hada bed of hi owul"
u "tcui, buijeuiu buoBcnuers ior a
: called upon for payment.
A gentleman who had listened attentive
ly to a lotlsr. dilFnse. and hifrhlv crnainftiital
prayer, was asked by one of the members.
onco asked h!s little
daughter, nenrlv siv vpnrc i il. what maiio.
evervbody love ber? She replied, "I don't
Know uiaeeu, papa
unless it is because I
44 Recollect, sir," said a tavern keeper to
a gentletnaa who was about Ioaving his
house without paying his reckoning, "re
collect, sir, if you loso your purse, you
d'dn't pull it out here-"
443Iy lad," said a youug lady to a boy
carryinS aa empty mail bag, "are you the
44 Yer doesn't suppose I'so a female boy,
Sumner, the freo soil candidate ofMas-
j saehusetts, was elected U. S. Senator to
day, aftr 5 ballotings, receiving 193
Joseph W. Hampton, Esq., formerly Ed-
: m, ii rr
nor oi ino iuecKtennurg Jeiiereotuan, in
this State, is one of the Editors of the Aus-
llu olale gazette.
ujj mcu in liuuuuu laiciy iroin eauug
red wafers, as they contain red lead.
In man the brain averages in weight
l-35th of the body: in the dog, l-120th; in
the horse, 1-1 40th; in the 6heep. l-750th;
j and in the ox, l-8U0th. Geuerally speak
ing, eight-tenths of the brain is composed
The first code ot written laws possessed
by the Athenians, was prepared by Draco,
a man of stern and rigid character. These
laws published all crimes with death; aud,
on account of their sauguiuary character,
are said to have been written in blood.
There are 30,000 seeds in the capsule of
a tobaco plant; and Ray, the celebrated
botanist, counted iu the head of a poppy
32.000 seed. It has been calculated by
many naturalists that the elm trco drodu
ces yearly 630,000 seeds.
A Rhode Island lad. under examination
by a Conuecticut schoolmaster, being ask
ed: 44 How many gods are there " The
boy; after scratching his head some time,
replied 44 1 dou't know how many you've
got iu Connecticut: but we have none in
When you think how good your parents
are, just think how much better must that
being be who made tbera.
Jewelry is becoming quite fashionable
again. One of our cotcmporaries says he
met a lady on New-Year's day who had
a farm on each wrist, a four story house
around her neck, and at least six member
ships to the Bible society attached to each
Resolutions rescinding the Wilmot pro
viso instructions, &c, have passed both
houses of the Illinois Legislature in the
House by a vote of 40 to 11, and in the
Seuate by iZl to 2.
Tho natives of Egypt carry hives of bees
up and down the Nile in boats, stopping '
where flowers abound.
Flax is a native of Persia. Cotton is a ;
native of India, and was first brought to
the United States iu 1780
To think that an eternity of bliss de
pends upon tho purity of a few years of
earthly existence, is an overwhelming
thought. How creat is the inducement to
A.. L. -i ,..r,i.
8n,p'8 forfeit." It is a Greek and
m .. . .1 .1 1:. n . 1
(.umwwuuu, auu, mcrruiv luicrureieu, Bigui-
fia f lnv tU n.,,,1,.. " r 0
. mc.ai y incerpretea, sigui-
Something Graphic. The following let
ter was written some time since
down in Alabama to his father in
by a boy
Albammt, Pike Cr., Jan., 1351.
Dsar Daddy-voru is ru and brotner
licury is ciean unewise.
Quite Liktly.-A man of much veracity
jucky; whose feet am so large that he ha
recently told us that there is a man iu Ken
to pull his pantaloons over his bead.
We learn from a late California paper,
. - - . w- . r
thcMmpjortanX fact, that in one District of
- r. . . ... . i i . .
a considerable population, uiai mere is not
one married man in its limits. What a
nest of old bachelors must be here.
Father, said a roguish boy, "I hope
you ivorTT buy any more gunpowder tea
44 Because every time she drinks t she
blows us up!"
44 Go to bed, sir, immediately."
In the following Counties the tlaxt pop
ulation exceeds the uhile:
Anson, Bertie, Caswell, Chowan, Edge
combe, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Jones,
Lenoir,-New Hanover, Northampton War
reu nearly two Blaves. to one white.
By the President of the U. S.
Whereas., there is reason to believe, that
a military expedition is about to be fitted
out in the United States, with intention to
invade 'the island of Cuba, a colony of
Spain, with which this country is at peace
-and whereas, it is believed that this expe
dition is instigated and set on foot chiefly
by foreigners, who have dared to make our
shores the scene of their guilty and hostile
preparations agahist a friendly power, and
seek by falsehood and misrepresentation,
to seduce our own citizens, especially the
young and inconsiderate, iuto their wicked
schemes an ungrateful return for the ben
efits conferred upon them by this people in
permitting them to make our country an
asylum from oppression, and in flagrant
abuse cf the hospitality thus extended to
Andwhcreas, such expeditions can only
be regarded as adventures for plunder and
robbery, and must meet the condemnation
of the civilized world, whilst they are de
rogatory to the character of our country,
iu violation of the laws of nations aud ex
pressly prohibited by our own. Our stat
utes declare, 4That, if any person shall,
within the territory or jurisdiction of the
United States, begin or set on foot, or pro
vide or prepare the means for any military
expedition or enterprise, to be carried on
from thenre apainst the terriforv or doinin-
inntt nf nnV fnrAiun Prinn nr Stat. r if
any colony, district, or people, with whom
the United States, are at peace, every per-
son so olfeudinE shall bo deemed guilty of
a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined not
exceeding three thousand dollars, and im
prisoned not more than three years."
Nowr Therefore, 1 have issued this,
my Proclamation, warning all persons
who shall connect themselves with any
such enterprise or expedition, in violation
of our laws and national obligations, that
they will thereby subject themselves to the
heavy penalties denounced against such
oliences, and will iorleit tneir claim to the
protection of this government, orany intei'
ference on their behalf, no matter to wha
extremities they may be reduced in conse
quenco of their illegal conduct. Aud,
therefore, I exhort all good citizens, as they
regard our national reputation, as they re
spect their own laws and the laws of na
tions, as they value the blessings of peace
and the welfare of their country, to dis
countenance, and by all lawful means pre
vent, any such enterprise; and I call upon
every officer of this government, civil, or
military, to use all efforts in his power to
arrest for trial and punishmeut, every snrh
offender against the taws of the country.
Given under my hand, the twenty-fifth
day of April, in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and
the seventy-fifth of the independence of the
By the President:
W. S. Derrick, Acting Sec'y of State.
The Cairo Sun, says, that a few days
siuce two men in a wagon, wheu within a
couple of miles of Jonesboro' Union county,
Illinois, asked a farmer who was the heav
iest merchant in that town. The farmer
mentioned some, and among the number
spoke of a Mr. Dishon. They drove their
wagon up to Dishon s store, and requested
him to permit them to place a box (which
the had in their wagon) in his store for the
nighty . After urging some objection. Mr.
D. finally consented to take the box into
his store room. The men put up their
horses for the night, and early on the fol
lowing, morning, had their wagon at Mr.
D.'s store, to get their box and start on
their journey. Mr. D., then missed a holt
of fine broadcloth from his counter. His
suspicions being aroused, he examined his
desk, and discovered that five hundred dol
lars had been stolen during the night. He
theu told the men that the box must net
be taken from the store until it was exam
ined. They swore that he might go to
h 1, for they would take their box, and as
they rushed to take hold of it, Mr. D. step
ped out of the door and locked them in.
Having obtained assistance, the door was
opcn?d nnd the men taken. The lid was
knocked off, when a stout daring looking
man spraug forth, and tbo missiug cloth,
money, some siiks, and a
silks, and a dark lantern
found iu the buttom.
The fellow pretended to turn 44 State's
evidence," and declared that he had long
sought an opportunity to leave the other
men that to leave them voluntarily, would
bave .brought their deadly vengeance upon
him that he had never been detected be
fore he remained with them only because
be was compelled to do so to preserve his
life; that there were now over six hundred
men in the United States engaged iu the
business; and that the last time ho
was at the general innnnv Hpnnsit station.
, u .nn,u,n. ci u..ol-iala nf
: o 7 : J r - - -
1,1 tj :i "
; 6.0ttaW lef.
goidaijd silver. He would not be put in
i"v vvuijjaujr ttau ull unccu uuauvu
goia ana silver, ne wouia noi ne puc in
fcarinir thev would kill him. The two men
8wore to the officers that it would be folly
to put them in tail, for they had money and
tneuds: and it would take one hundred
. well armed men to guard them,- aad uoti
fied them, thnt thev conld not Dcssiblv be
detained three weeks.
Case of Forrest
rioe Forrest, (at New York,). Judge Ed-
In the Cass of Edwin Forreat v: Catha-
moods has given a decision dissolving the
injuuetigp so far as it restrains the defen-
i . r I L : - : r
dant from molesting bis wife, because no
. c l . : : . i i i
a oi raoxesiauua to wowu, ua uo guau
i groond exisu for apprehending any The
I iniuncUon it also disio'ved tb far as it
trains the defendant from disposing of his j
Eroperty, because he hag, uot abandoned
is wife without adequate support, and !
there is no reason to apprehend that bo
will dispose of hia- property so aato avoid
the jurisdiction of the court. But the in
junction ia retained 60 far as it restrains
the defendant from proceeding in his suit
for a divorce in Pennsylvania, because the
defendant has not legally changed his resi
dence from New York to that State and
has uo right, while both parties are legally
domiciled iu New York, to subject his wife
to a foreign jurisdiction for the purpose of
cbtainiug a divorce.
It seems from the President's proclama
tion, that there is foundation for the rumors
lately prevalent,, of -movements iu this
country to. promote a revolution in Cuba.
' Cuba is governed Jiy a military despo
tism and is subject td enormous exactions
! for its support. ..Yittfhe white population
of Cuba is probtftfV tha most wealthy and
government, ltiiemaftstrates iheimmem
vigor of slave institution. And according
to the notions of Sotitbern submiseionists,
the people of Cuba, sihceibcy have plenty
to live on, since the oppression has uot be
come intolerable, ought to preserve the glo
rious Union under which they live.
With the internal affairs of Cuba, how-
everi we have nothing to do. And we re- I
gret and oppose any interference with them j v;g;oat to hear an addres8 from p. M w
by any of our people. And we have no : ... , . v . .
right to intermeddle with them. We have j P- Philip S. White, of the National Di
a treaty of amity and friendship with vision. The day wag beautifuK and cx-
tninK, nave seen ana leu euougn oi uie
mischief of violated compacts and imperti-
uent interferences, to abstain from them
ourselves. Southern Press.
This Society formed at our last Superior
Court is tho germ of much usefulness.
Already have several valuable coutribu-
i tions been made. Among them
An accurate account of the Battle at
1 Ramsour's imll, fought the 20th June, 1760,
i from the pen ofthe late Gen. Joseph Gra-
ham by G. A. Miller, of Davie county
Journal of the Provincial Congress at
Halifax, 177G, which body formed our pre
. Original letters and papers of Gen. Charles
McDowell, Gen. Wtn. L. Davidson and oth
ers, by Robt. If'illiamson, Esq
lliography of James ratton, late ot IJjJJfcJmanner, to discuss the principles of tli9
comb county, by Jaco5 Ranii'ur Esq
Urigiual papers of the late naisrhtsUU
'Avery, the first Attorney O en eral ot INortn
Carolina, and 4ipitriarch of the Bar ofN.
Burke C?2 ,
Journal of Gov. Turon,n 1763, to Meck
lenburg county, to riase men to suppress
the Regulators; with a list of Officers,
through Hon. Geo. Bancroft, of N. York,
from the Officers in London.
MS. -biography of the noted Edmund
Fanning of Craven co., the chief cause of
the rise of the Regulators, through Hon. D.
L. Swain, of Chapel Hill.
Correspondenco between Gor. R. D.
Spaighl aud Hon. John Stanly, which led
to the meeting ofthe parties, aud death of
Spaight; through Col. Peter Force, of Wash
ington. Journal ofthe corps of Troops under
Col. Jesse A. Pearson and Gen. Joseph Gra
ham, to the Indian natiou in 1611. by P.
M. Smith, through James Sloan, Esq., . of
File of the Lincoln newspapers, (Tran
script and Banner,) by Haywood W. Guion,
These papers throw a flood of light on
the early history of our county. They arc
j i i i r l wrt i
ueposueu iu me nanus ox tsoi. tvuecicr,
the Corresponding Secretary.
Catawba Toll Bridge Company.
The Annual Meeting of this Company
was held at Newton, on the 6th of May,
1851. II. W. ROBINSON was appoint
ed Chairman. On motion, the Chairman
appointed Col. Mehaffet, Hknrt Cline,
and IlEjfRT Setzer a Committee, togeth
er with the Treasurer of said Company, to
examine and report on tha state of the
Treasury, who retired for a Ahort time,' and
then handed in their report, which report
was confirmed by the Company.
On motion it was
Ordered, That the President aud Direc
tors examine the House at the Bridge, and
purchase the same from Da.mel bauroRD,
and report to the next annual meeting.
On motion of Col. Mehaffet it was
Ordered, That the President and Direc
tors employ a Gate Keeper.
After which the Company went into an
whereupon A. H. Shuford was elected i v
President, and Joseth Corpemkg, Jacob Mr. White rose in reply and with a
Plusk, U. M. Powell, and J. T. Alex- j gdly lck ot scripture quotations coun
asder were elected Directors, and D. B. ter-balaucing those offered by his opposer,
Gaither, Treasurer. I contended that none should "look upon tho
On motion wnc wten l was rec," t,lat Jmdab de-
Resolvcd, By the stockholders of the ; dared from henceforth he would drink no
Catawba Toll Bridge Company unani-A wine, and God blessed him for bis vow.
mously that we regard tho act of the late jr r 8aij no nevcr ntxv a drunkard in
Legislature in repealing oad his life who did not know that portion of
Newton to the South Carolina line, of the ...
Catawba Toll Bridge, as entirely unjuit,
unconstitutional, unprecedented, and a pal-
. . . .... , A. . j l -r
1 nlU vinlatlnn nf rhrt chartered rights of
1 yuwv . .w. - - - -0
saia youjpauj. c
k j r,. ,u
fc"ha "foU Bridre Company take this
. - ratm-intrJtn rftftVM. A.
f r,ij.n ,h-;,vprv hartw thank,
UldlUVU Vl f blUI UlUJi ' -w
noir. of Caldwell, their very hearty th;
I "r luo ""1 i 71
7 . ? V VT-- 7 i;kri , TnV
to the Bridge, and ms very liberal dona -
Uous to said work. -
m .. : ctntAfinr a road from 1 .pnnir
fc Passed unanimously.
T Tbe holder. rcturn thcir lhank 10
the different ovorgeers. for the manner in
which thev have opened the road to and
from said Bridge.
H. W. ROBINSON, Chm'n.
A. M. Powell, Sec'y.
SATURDAY. MAY 10. 1S51.
EF We call the attentiou of our readers
to the advertisement cf Slade, Kistlc& &
Co., in another column.
1 VaT We have neglected to acknowledge
Magazine, for the four months of At cur-
rent year. It is a neat American edition,
published by Leonard Scott, & Co.. 79
Fulton St. N. V. The prospectus will be
fotmd on ouf fourth page.
. Temperance Celebration.
Thursday last, was the day set apart by
the Sons of Temnerauee of Catawba Di-
boilt , thousand ladiei and rrentlemeu
were in attendance. Discussion had been
invited, and a fair field aud no favor, we
understood ta be tho order ofthe day.
The Order of the Sons of Temperance
was out in force, numbering about two
hundred, the Catawba Divieion being
reinforced by visitors from Lincolnton, Le
noir, Dallas, and other places. They pre
sented a beautiful spectacle as they march
ed in procession from the Division room
to the grove near the Church, which had
been fitted up for the occasion.
After prayer by the Rev. H. H. Dcrant,
and the singing of a beautiful Ode, Mr.
White proceeded iu his usual masterly
Urdcr lie was tncro to represent, lie also
uok occasion to contradict all reports as
o any onslaught by him on cither denomi
nations, or individuals. He acted only on
the defensive, and only claimed that liko
the veriest worm, he would be allowed to
turn when trod upon. Ho denied that tho
institution originated iu infidelity, but, on
the contrary, established the fact, that tern-,
perance was the handmaid of pure and un
defined religion; audit was with pain he
had it to say, that some of thowe who should
set an example to the rising generation,
were wedded to that worst of all evils, be
ing the father of most Intemperance.
As it had been intimated that a discussion
would be had, he made way for bis oppo
nent, whom he introduced to the compa
ny The Rev. An am Miller, then aros?, and
entered into a defence of himself as to
some positions assumed in an article, some
time since published, relative to Mr. White,
signed 44 A Hearer." Considerable diflei
ence of opinion seemed to exist' as regards
certain expressions used by Mr. W., proof
having been offered both ways and each
party claiming the victory. Mr. Miller
then took up the scriptural arguments in
favor of tho use of "wine," contending it
was a creature of God, and intended for
tho use of mankind. Numerous were the
quotations made by the Rev. gcutlcman,
to show that drinking was uot sinful; that
Joseph drank wine with his brethren, and
they were 44 merry" that Paul told Tim
othy to drink wiue for his stomach's sake,
and so ou. The Sons were represented as
having a largo monicd influence, calculated
to sap the foundation of our institutions
as being as likely as other secret societies, to
. be ene-aced in revelry or counterfeiting, or
anything else that might result from their
midnight orgies. Mr. M. disclaimed being
in favor of intemperance, but contended
that the making, vending, aud using of
spirits, was not sinful. The moat respect-
scripture wncre ram gave me auvicc to
Timothy to drink wine, Ace. Mr. White
.1 1 1 .u 1
IUCI1 Ju Ut CCllt U IU VXpiUlU IUV UC IUAUU
of the funds of the Order, its mode of ope-
Mltu Iiad t0 PP08C il on the Er0UDd8 of
that it tin,,. -p Lnn,in Mr.
VHIT,: was repeaicaiy incerrupiea nysomc
lof the bystanders, persons, however, of no
1 - . . , ,
consequence, as a gentleman, when sober.
would ne expected to act witn more pro-
Here we must stop our account of the
morning's discussion, as we fear to proceed
further without being charged with misreT
presentation. The language used in eve
ral instance?, if uot plain, hy inuendo, was