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SATGRD Y, FEBRUARY 1, 1S4Q.
Democratic llepubltcan Slate
BIARTtX VAX BUHEN.
K0i57LU M. SAUNDERS.
.' (We tender our acknowledgments to
Ihe Hon. R. Strang, of the- Senate, and
the Hon- A. Duncan and Hon. J. A. By-
num of the House, for several interesting
(JJWe invito attention to th? articles on
the first page, relating to the Hon. J. A. By -r.um
and his assailants in Congress It is
somewhat difScuIt which to admire- most,
the icity or the prodence of those chiv
alrous personage, that so nicely draw the
line of distinction in Congress, between
those that will not notice them, and those
that they will not notiee,as to avoid person
al responsibility no matter how viola.it or
abusive their conduct may be towards the ir
opponents. Wealsofind in the proceedings
of the Houss on the 14th inst. the following
brief notice of the movements of Mr.
Stanly, the the member from this district:
Mr Brigajs moved a verbal amendment
to the report of the committee, which the
Chairman Mr. Hopkins accep'ed.
Mr. Petrikin was here proceeding to
show that t ho adop'ion of this amendment.
makinz more nrivileed Questions-, would
have a tendencv to rctarJthe transaction of!
the business of the Housp; when he was
interrupted by Mr. STANLY, aud called
Mr. Petrikin. I am in order. lie ho
ped the gentleman would always ascertain
whether he was himself in or ler, bef re he
interrupted other gentlemen; and thought
the House ought to adopt a rule to prevent
insolent iiiterrup'ions on every occasion,
by persons who did not even understand
the question befoie the House, or wlnt the
gentleman he corrected was speaking a
Lout. Mr. Stanly. I never do, except when
the gentleman speaking does not under
stand what he is spe iking about himself.
Mr. Petrikin. The interruptions of
Dme gentlemen were so frequent and so
insolent, that they werescaiccly worth no
ticing. The S10,000 Affair.--The expose of
this singular proceeding, which was pro
nounced by the Madiscnian as more
shocking than any thing that has yet met
the public eye," when it was applied to
Messrs. Blair & Rives, of the Globe, now
turns out to he merely a "fair business
transaction, " (if the Federal Whigs could
only be believed,) when applied to Messrs
Gales & Seaton, of the Intelligencer. It
seems that .Mr. Mitchell, of New York,
had written a letter to Gen. Duff Green,
urging him to be a candidate for ths office
of public printer, and representing to him
that, as Messrs. Gales & Seaton could not
be elected, the Whigs would throw their
rotes for him, in preference to Messrs.
Blair & Rives of the Globe and that by
employing Gales &. Seaton to do the prin
ting, Green might put 210,000 in his poc
ket, without any trouble to himself. This
letter Gen. Green sent to Mr.Fisher of this
State, who showed it to the Speaker and
several others, who expressed their disap
probation of its contents, and denounced it
as an overture ofbnbery. The Madisoni-
sn got wind of it, and made it public.
Mr. Stanly also, it seems, misapprehen
ded the affair, when he stated in Congress,
that one of the "two Administration enndi
di es" for the public printing, had offered
the othtr S10.000 to withdraw his claims.
It also appears that Mr. Allen, the nom
inal p ihlic prin'cr to the last Congress, re
ceived from Messrs. Gales' & Seaton
53000, as his shire of the profits, thev
l;ai-ig done all the work. This is anoth
er beautiful illustration of tha Federal
Whig doctrine that "all is fair in politics."
Washington City, Jan. 24 M, 1840.
Sir: The House of Representatives is in
fiated with abolition. It is not my inten
tion 10 ireai upon the mat'er at large, but
only to mate a short statement of tacts, in
YVUigmsna&eri of CoHgrwa har pLesd
Harrison, General Harrison is 10 aii in
tents and purposes the Federal Ami-masonic
Abolition nominee for be Presiden
cy, in opposition to Mr. Van Buren, trfs
Democratic Anti-United States (broken)
Bunk candidate, and who stands pledged
against the A nti Southern dortrino of the
Northern fanatics. ' I wish also to expose
the unprincipled part the Sou hern Whig
have to act in the House, to gain the Gen
eral a littls political capital in their quar
ter. To show that Gen. Harrison was not po
pular with the Southern Whig gentry, and
that he was unanimously looked upon by
them m obnoxious, and that they have
yielded upall principle in taking him, it
is only necessary to mention the one most
notorious fict, that not a slave holding Sta'e
the Union gave him her vote in the Conven
tion They wanted Mr. Clay, but the Anti
masons & abolitionists mustered too strong
for them in the Convention, and defeated
them in their choice. The Tappm & Garri
son principle prevailed, and their avorite,
General Harrison, got the nomination
All beinz olcdged, howe ver, to support
'the nominee whomsoever he might be, a
Well as sworn to "uncompromising hostili
ty" to Mr. Van Burei, th-j (t e Southern
delegates) were bound to throw up ther
caps and cry, "huzza for old Tip." And I
would nov ask, who is this nominee? The
Whig ppers are filled with sketches of his
many Virtues, great patriotism, valuable
services and daring bravery; aji of which;
for aught I kn-w niay.be sprinkled with
the truth. But let us take a peep on the j
other side of the picture.aivl s e what is to
be found there. ' Is not this General II i ri-
-oa tlie s ime gentleman who in the L g sia-
tureofOhio was in favor and advocated
and supported a measure to sell tvhile
menfordtbtt And is he not ti c am
General Harrison too who is so warmly in
favor of the Government raising a .-orpin
revenue to be applied to the emancipation
of the slaves? Or in other words, a high
taritlitc to filch money out of th pncket
of the producers owners of slaves, for the
purpose of placing it in the hands of the
Aboiiiionisis, wherein it may be ucd for
Abolition purposes. In payment for your
property, oiler you your own money.
Money which as unjustly taken Irom you
to he returned provided you will surrender
the means by which vcu weie enahltd t
make it. Give you what already be
longs to yoi, if you will turn Abolition
ist and set your negroes free. I auin ask,
if this is not the same General Harrison?
It is contended by Harrison's fiinds
that he is no Aboli'ionist, and it is not my
wish to unjusily accuse him of it; but re
ally it seems to me that to be infavorofauv
measure tending to distract the relation
between master and slave is an iulrac ion
on the constitutional rights of the So .t i,
and verv closely approximates the doctrine
of abolitionism, and shows at least a very
considerable faint. And can any one
pretend to tleny that General Harrison is in
fuvor of such a measure, in the one above
alluded to? Will it be C mtended by un
prejudiced persons ihat ho does not advo
cate measures which go far to strength
en the fanaticcal notions of the Abolition
ists? If to be in f.vor of enslaving white
inen and setting ncgrots fiec, is not
onts'rippingeven the fanatics themselves, it
is a won ler to me. It is common for t e -holitiomsts
to pray for the abolition of su
very among the colored people, but 1 have
yet to learn that t'-ey have ever prayed
for the enslaving if white men. So it
woul.l appear that the "H- ro of Tippeca
noe" is jus'ly a favorite of the Abolnion
is:s goes their doctrine ofVeeZi negroes,
and then goes one step faither, to enslave
I will now in as short a manner as pos
sible undertake to show that the South
ern Whigs in the House are acting widi
the Nsnhern Abolitionists for the b ne
fit of General Harrison, and hence it is the
whole .subject of Abolition is now fully be
fore the House and freely discussed. Their
object is to oppose every wholesome pro-
joMUon of the Administration party to
quiet the subject in fact to do anythingthat
theymay Hunk will have a lendeneyto trans
fer that odium which they are so notoriously
ami justly entitled to over to theAdmimstra-
tion party namely, the coalition with the
It is as alarming as it is astonishing, that
..l. ... i ... r
ine verv man vino oui a jew tessions ;iro
threatened .Mr. Adams with the law tor
his attempting to bring about a free discus
sion of this subject in the House, and who
also was one of the many who threatened
to withdraw from the Hou.se and go home
to their consti;uents rather than submit to
such a stale of things, is the very individ
ual who has nov brought about the whole
Mr. Waddy Thompson, of South Caro
lina, for he is the g-ntleman alluded to,
knows best why lie lias so acted, and may
be able to reconcile it to his own conscience ;
but 1 doubt much whether lie will not find
it as difficult to satisfy the American peo
pie of the propriety of his inconsistent
course as it will be difficult for him to de
ceive them in his motive. Uncompromi
sing hostility" is at the bottom of all this
mischief. Had Mr. Coles' amendment to
the Rules passed, the question would have
been settled. Hut unfortunately Mr. C.
was a Van Buren man, and his proposition
couitj not be supported by the northern ab
ohtidfeistg nor the southern whig Harrison
. . . - . ... . o
u.M Alfbrd deliv-1
h was sn untrammelled man oi me lures
That he could not be persuaded or drove
into Mr. Van Bureo's ranks. That he
would oppose him as lohg ss he done
w.ong, and whfcn fee don riht, lie Mr
A. would co home. He however at first
did not seem to be willing to a vorv himself
in favor of Harrison "Old Tip," a3 he
called him. But as it had to be done be
fore he yielded 'the floor, he summed up
his courage (of which no one will accuse
him of being deficient) and made one lion
bound, nor did the rugged and stupendous
Alleganies interrupt his leap, being found
safely landed at the celebrated "point on the
Ohio river, called the "North Bend" took
a glass of "cider" 1 suppose with the old
General in his boasted -o-f cabbin;" afer
whkh in a twinkling he was next to be
found in the State of Georgia, urging hi
constituents to lend a hand m removing
the old man from his residence in the Hog
eahhin" to the White House. Though he
acknowledged that he did not believe there
was force enough in the Union to eject the
present incumbent, Mr. Van Buren. I"
fact, Mr. Alfotd b.came so 'desperate before
he got through, that he seemed to be per
ftcH v reconciled to General Hai rison and
willing to shall! amen at hissiiceess r'gird
Lssof the con-equencesthat .might folov.
To see, the ilocinn'S of internal improve
ment and high tariff, or even abohtioni-m
itelf fastened down upon the Souih, was
but a feather to him so as the- chmoTacv
of the country Could be d foateii in electing
the man of their choice, M. Van nun-n.
Thus you see how matter are going here,
and we shall alo see whether the honest
yeomanry of the South will follow snoh
leaders. Men who are willing to saenhc
i.;. r,;.. ,1,,rtl th t tliAt-
may make some fig ne ,nthe affairs of tlif "5,,,i quarts immediately
nation, provide I they can sue e d in their
oppo.'i ion, connot expect to cury wi h
tiivm the more honest part of thj com
The Independent Treisitry biM, the grea?
measure of deliverance and sifet , pas-e I
th Senate on the 23d uh. by the fai lowing
Ayes' Messrs. Allen. Benton, Brown,
Bih hanan, Calhoun, Cliy. of Alabama.
Cuthbert, Fuluin, Giundv, Iluhhard,
King. Linn, Lumpkin, Mouton. Nonell,
Pit ice, Roane, Se ier, Smith of ('onne ticut
Strange, I appan, alker, Williams, and
Aays Messrs. Bet's, Clayed Kentucky,
Clayton, Crittenden. Davis. Dixon, Hender
son, Knight, Merrick, Nicholas, Phe'ps,
Premiss. Preston, Robinson, Ruggles,
Smith of Ip lian s WThit,aml Young IS.
Three Democratic Senators, Messrs.
Nicholas, Robinson, and Young, under in
structions, voted against the bill.
On the 20th, the bill for the armed oc
cupation of Florida, was passed ayes 24,
On the same day, Mr. STRANGE sub
mined the following r solution:
llesidved, That the Commrlce on the
juuiciuy neiniucieu in enquire into im I
expediency of so'am .mding the sev ral laws
upon that subject, as to allow all the ne as
papers in the respective aaes to put!in;
the laws parsed at each session of Uopgres;
a is now done by the three newspapers !
selected in each State, and in considera-
tion thereof, and as the only compensa-! sen., Mr.-. Hatridg-, Captain Davis D.n
tion to he received by any newspaper there-1 iel Sherwood, Mrs. Resiou, I. Peterson
for, be allowed to circulate within their res- Horace Burr. Mrs. CoXcter, j. Petawav'
oeciive States free f postage. Mrs. Mdlrr. P Itcn.iL, ik " n
pec'ive Mates Iree ol no
I he House of Representatives is princi
pally occupied in debating abolition ques
Mr. Stanly Abroad BelFs New Yor k
New Era says: "Mr. B num's card to the
publishers of the Glob ', has created some
fluitering in the Federal ranks. It is rath
er caustic for the app -tites of gentlemen of
Mr. Sianly's calibre, who dare insinuate,
but dare not make direct and open charges.
This young gentleman's cons ituency (Mr.
Stanlv's) must be a truly unfortunate one
but there is no deputing about tastes."
From the Raleigh Standard.
Proceeding of the Demo. Republican
January 8, 1S40.
The Cen'ral Commiitee met this morning-
according to previous notice, when it ap
peared that Asa Bigs, Wesley .lonps. Per
riii H. Bu-bee, William S. Ashe, William
R. Williams, Cadwallader Jones, jr., Wtl
don N. Edwards, Thomas Lonng and
James B Shepard were pic-enl.
On motion of Asi Biggs, Weldon N.
Edwards was called to the Chair, and, on
motion of Wes'ej' Jones, James B. Shep
ard was appointed Secretary. Afier or
ganization, the Committee adjourned over
to Thursday at 9 o'clock, to await the ac
tion of the Convention.
January 9, 1S40.
The Committee met according lo ad
.idjournment, when William P. Williams
offered the following resdutions:
Hesolved, That we recommend to the
peo, le of the several Electoral District?, to
hold meetings and appoint Electors for the
Hesolved, That we recommend to the
people if the several Electoral Districts,
to take into consideration the propriety
of appointing delegates to the xNation
ai Republican Covention, a Baltimore
i ... i i .
ReiaMi, That this Committee appoint
Plwflrn.to rireDareand publish an address,
on behalfofthis'Commitlee,t6 the peopleof
th State on the subject of the next r resi
dential election. .
Or motion of Cadwallader Jones, Jr., it
was ordered that th proceedings of the
Committee be published it the North Car
olina Standard and other papers friendly
to the Republican ciuse.
The Committee then adjourned.
WELDON N. EDWARDS, Chni'n.
James 13. Shejjard. Secretary.
Great Fire in Wilmington, N. C
A slip from the office of the Wilmington
Advt-ruser, furnishes us wun tnc 101 ow
ing particulars of an extensive conllagra
tion, which occurred at that place.
Wilmington Advertiser Extra.
Wilmington, iV. C Jan'ryHli, 1640
With a hcivy heart we set down to the
task of making a brief record oi one el the
most disastrous lire-, with which our devo
ted o. n lias ever been visited. At abou
o'clock this n.otning theah.rm sounded
and moved io nroc cd lrom the stoie oc-
copied by John Dawson at the nonh-casi
corner of the Courthouse. The Court
house nstit was soon on rue, as were al.-o
the buildings adjoining Mr. Dausjn"s
The (lames progie-sed thence, wiih ten i
fic fury, in an easterly and Uor.heriy direc
tion of the squaie in which the lire origi
nated, and 1.1 a fe.v minutes caugt.t the
buildings aciuss Front street, in a westerly
unccuo;i. i mz piu:;re oi lire va.
then in" evcy dnevti m from a eo iunou
C litre. South, however, : nolosug va3
burnt but-the Courthouse, in othe.i direc-
lll,ils "d:ca:ed, no barriers eooid be inter-
N. W. and N. E. tf me Courtiiousti wtMi-
en: inly destroyed, w:ii the exception oi
i he iiaiiu f Cape l'ar, and two maii
ho .sj next nort'i ol it, on Vc L, uu r
quar , and three b ieii Ujiidi.i-. on JS.
. aagie ol the la er.
The w..o!e liumot-c ol buildings u- s!io ed
is about one hooded uiiil hf v, n.ciu .liig
tile odietSOi UliA iver iel ai.U tJi.ruiii- ie
the Cu?iuni llwuse,and the CI rend.-u an .
Resto i's Hi tils. 1 he K l,ov
is a iit
of sutleie.s, .is aecur. to as it can be made.
aund.li ti.e coniusio i of -he iiiuu.tut:
Stores, OJivcs, -c. on Murktt Street.
-J.hti D.iwon, h is. . brown, G.
C. lloiciikis-, G. &: C. Biadity, u. Fen
neil, (stienti,) f. C. Miliei, Dr. heir
Dr. Pois-ou, 0.en Hoiim s, C. shelt"n,
H. W. Bradley, Jacous & Fit..am, Pttcr
Smith, D. Solo.non, J. ltteiay, F. C.
Hill, (Adv. Ulhce.) Dr. R uss.ut, sr.,
Iver lcCallum, Wright & Sav. g , S. M.
We-t. W. A. Williams, Thos, liowey,
W. & Z Latimer, 0ven Holmes, jr., Drs.
McRie& Anderson, John Woosur, James
nd erson, Samuel Snuter, Brown &. De
!Roseit, Christopher Miller, Kelly &. M'-
On Water Street. Hathaway & Peck
ham, A. V. W. Hewlett, W. Giles, W.
H. Lippitt, Custom House,. M. McK.v,
James M'Gary, Hood & Stanton, Aaron
lazarus, J. 1. Urvan, A. A. Wanet H
On Front Street. J. G. W?ri"ht H.
W. banning, J. I . Miller, WT. A. WTri.rht
A. A. Brown, (Chronicle Office,) J. C.
Yopp. ' '
Families Josenh Vvu Mre" Tui
Mrs. Miller, P. Bassadier, John Woustur
C. Dudley, Mrs. Jones, Dr. Poisson, Dr
Berry, A. Bran, R. F. Puruell, B.Gard
ner, Peter Harris, B. F. Mitchell, Airs.
Gnlhth, Finer, Gordon.
Suff.rers by the loss ol bjildiugs not in
cluded in the foregoing.
John A. Taylor, Estate John Lord
Estate Wm. McKay, W. C. IJetten. ourt.
L. Beitencourt, B. Baxter, Mrs. Wrigm,
Mrs.Calhorda, Mrs. C. Harris. John Owen
Mrs. Riyeia, Thomas H. Wright, Samuel
Potter, 1 nos. Hill, Rev. W. M. GrtCn,
E-taie .McLeran, Estate R. Bradley, Jim!
U. Huke, C. P. Mallett, Estate V. W.
Kings, Est ie J. Mcllheany.
Tho Press and a eonsideVahle portion of
the materials were saved from the Adver
tiser office, and with ihcm this slip is prin
ted, after the delay con-equ- nt upon a has
t -removal of the contents ,.f a printing
office. From the Chronicle office lio.hing
wa saved but trie ac count books.
A gn-at deal of goods and furniture
were gotten out of the houses and stores,
although the loss v( property of those
kinds, is immense. Many of the buildings
on the-etwo squares were among ihe most
valuable in town, and on these' two was
doneprobtbly three-fi.urths of t' e bui
nesstif the pla e We have heard no crit
ical estimate of the aggregate loss but ate
inclined to think that it will sum up to
nearly five hundred thousand dollars.
What portion is insured, is unascertained".
Thus has Wilmington teceived another
biow to her prosperity, that many years
Mil not s. rve to recover "her from. She
had just gotten over the effects of similar
visitations of former years, and had taken
up a load, in the construction of the Wil
mington and Ralegh Railroad, that almost
staggered her strength, when this misfor
tune came, and nearly paralyzes her ener
gies and hopes. Add to this, the unpropi
twus stato of trade generally, and our lot
seems must unhappy. Butxve are neither
dismoyed or disheartened. We look to
the foiure, to redeem the present and it
past, and by the laror oi Heaven, will
struggle with redouoieo outgence.
fThe Advertiser of the 2iih, gives th
following additional particulars:)
In estimating the loss of properly de
stroyed, we are happy to say, we would
suppose 5300,000 would cover the whole
and of this, about $ 140,000 are covered by
insurance, here and abroad. This howev
er, s ill leaves us severely burlhened.
We record with pleasuie 'he p omntlih
frality with which the City Council 0f
Charleston transmitted 2000 for the relief
of the sufferers by th late fire.
An attempt was made to burn ihe town
on Wednesday night, but it was fortunate
ly discovered before any injury had been
accomplished. A volunteer guard should
patrol the stieels for a season.
Neivbern Spectator. Tht publication,
the 'New hern Sp taior' is suspended for
thepresent. Th Editor, Robcn G. Moore,
Esq. intimattsthat its publication will he
resumed in the course of a L w weeks in an
Petersburg Market, J,n. 23. Cotton
The market has been fairly supp ie i
with this article for the past week, a; a
purohi.s;rs have brought freely of prlviz
qualities at 10 cenis, whiK otl er.descrip
tions have not been so active at 9 to
cents; and inferior at 8 to Si cis. Stales.'
Washington Market, Jan.28. Corn
Si 90 a S3 00; dull sale. Itacon sides
10 cents, hams It cents. Pork, SG a S7
per (Wt. Naval Stores New dip, $2 30;
Old. 52 10. Tar, SI to 31 10. Fi-h !
shad, 10 Herring-', cut, $Q to 6" 50
whole, S3 00 a S4 00; dull. rV.
In th's pi. if? , on Wv( nr nv t
Ars:l'!u.s V. Foreman, leaving a u.fj
an ' c ii d t ti'ou n hilcs.
In t'ds f'o i-.tv . o-i So i ! iv la-t. a"- '.l
ahom 19 y.-.s, . iwlrew C Iu ght. Ton
..f I e C K ijit. E q
Al-o, ie- nt'y, Mrv Obedience Bmwn
figa, ndirt of the late Geoig3 lirownrigg,
aged xt sevm ears.
Jit TitrborouirJi and A etc York.
Salt, T.I. -Turpentine,
if TZft-'i ,- SC,ite?-
per .Turboro. New York.
lb II 10 U
gallon 75 100 40 50
lb 13 16 9 13
bushel 55 GO 57 61
lb 9 10 9 11
yard 20 25 15 21
barrel $6 Gj S5$ 6
lb 5K 6 3 4
lb 8 10 7 10
gallon 50 rG0 22 30
lb 10 12$ 6 9
bushel 70 75 32 33
barrel 170 175 225 233
bushel G5 75 120 130
gallon 50 60 42 41
J AGAIN give notice to all th se that
may have claims against Ihe estate of
Duncan L, Floicers, decUi,
'o present them hi-twe-n this and Salur
lay before E 'g. comti, County Femuary
f,ouri, 140, or this ;1M(1 farmer notices
vill be phad i i hir of ihf Mcoverv.
W. D PET WAY, Adnxr.
J muiry 27 h. J 8 10 5 2
RAN AW AV from the sub
scnl.er in F. hiuory la-t. my
JYegro mm ;(,
tornm mly cdltd Amazon hp.
ninz Bo'1, w II known in ihp
eiiitjo.i; inuid Slant' n-hurg. Hi- ha-, a
e woman ffr hi wife, one rf old Sip.
oheu M itcheir daughters. She and old
Mi chel! ,ve in t he neighborhood of I he
ophilns K-on, in th edge of Greene
e .unty, wiieie it iiipposcd B b is lurk
ing a'out. All persons ate forwarned
en-pi -yit.tr. hariioiing or giving him aid,
or couu-e .ar.cing him in any way, under
penalt y of ihe law. I will give the above
eward of 25, and all r asonablp exppn
ees ,,.,id, to h ive him confined in any jiil
si thai I can get him again or deli vert-d
t Mr. William Barms, on While Oak, in
Kdgt coml e eounfy.
JOSEPH J. M, BARNES,
January, 1S40. 5
ILL BE RENTED, for thepres
ent year, on Tuesday in Fnh
Court wjek nxt,
The House anil Xjot,
In the town of Tarboro', belonging to the
Estate of Dr. John J. Daniel, decM.
M. P. 'DANIEL, Adarr,
Jan. 15, IS 10. 1 q