i t THE CONFEDERATE. w4tt fctfers on tonne A Qcr tfrVcfei fo A. M. Gobman fc Co. WEDXESDATrrfbrarj It; 1831; Office of The Confederal, oii 'Fayettetille street,' second door South ofPomerojr's Bookstore. WANTED. A Ccmfetekt Practical Printer, to take charge of the entire Mrf- chau'ical Department of thftofhce, Toad Proofs, -&c. To one thoroughly" qualified and every way reliable, the best of salary will be allow ed. Apply immediately. The Kneiaj's AdYance in Mississippi. It seems to be true that Sherman, with an army of from ' twenty-fire to thirty thousand men, has advanced from Vickaburg, and baring succeeded in capturing Jackson, has continued his advance, tnd at the latest accounts had reached Morton distant this side about thirty fire miles. The further intelligence is, that at Morton he abandoned the , Railroad leading to Meridian, and struck towards Enterprise, on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. It would seem to be the purpose ofthia bold morement to reach Mobile. If this be so, there rs a route before this renturesome Oeneral of one hundred and twenty miles' fromEnterprise, through a section of country not at all adapted to the support of an army. . It is further stated, that Gen. S. D. Lee, of the cavalry," has remained in the rear of Sber-man-rthat he has re-occupied Jackson, and' holds the intermediate ltye between the enemy and his base of supplies. We do not know -what strength Gen. Lee has, nor what the amount of force under the command of Lt.-Gen. Polk may be. It we are deficient in men out there, it is due to the vexatious delay of . Con gress in meeting th call-made by the President at the opening of the session last December. The condition of the army was therein set forth in terms so candid as to hare elicited from foreign journa Is the highest commendation. It was apparent to every thirrking mind, that the army needed to be reinforced ; yet "Congress has debated for near three months and a half, and now Committees of Conference are running wild between the Senate and House, endeavor ing to reconcile conflicting opinions. And a press that has all along thrown erery obstacle in the wayofthe increase of our army, renturesto speak ot Gen. Polk's embargo of the tele graph, " as a ridiculous order." The only amelioration of what some might otherwise con aider an intonate folly, is that the Editor of that paper has himself been an officer and might hare had opportunities of knowing how military orders ought to be made in time of battle. How long is the country further to suffer before it be decided where 6uch editors canbe -the most useful? " To Cokrespon dents. The communication sigued "Amicus" is respectfully declined. While we have the highest' rwpect for the writer and sympathize entirely in the views and objects of the communication, we consid er them as entirely of a private nature, unsuit ed to our columns. We have received several communications without the writers' names being given. Oi course all such are rejected. The names of the auths of all articles for insertion in the columns of this paper, must be entrusted to the Editors, which will of course bo confidential with them. - To Subscribers to tub State Journal. Ou corumeccin g the pablication of The Con f'edetate, we stated that we would supply with this paper all the. subscribers to. the Journal whose terms of subscription we found unex pired as marked on the Books. This we have done and are doing; but we discontinue the pA per when the time marked is out, unless money be sent us to renew the subscription. We give, a cross mark on jhe paper, to siguify to the subscriber "that the time is out or about to. expire.' But we cannot go further than this. Some'write to us" that a few weeks or months ago they sent'on money for the J ur nal, but it nfjr The Confederate comes. We find nothing on the books to iodicaio that such monies w re received ; and as we are not so situated as.to asccrtaiu anything about the mitter from the late Proprietor, we can Jj nothing with it. We go by the entries on the bqoks, and can make no other arrange ment: . . v - : 1 Arrangement-by the Superior Court Judges for the Spring Circuits : 1st Grcuit r.1 udge Shipp Ed nton. 2d ' " Saunders Newbtrn. 3d' " French Raleigh. ' 4th ' " Gilliam Hillfcboru. 6th " Heath Wilmington.. 6th " " Osborne Salisbury. 7th ..'! Reader-Morganton. 8th " " Howard Buncombe, A Good Sign. There was no meeting of the Agitators in this city last night, as has been for some timo contemplated. We welcome this as an omen of good. God grant it may be an indication that the ieaders see the evil xt their course, and are commencing to retrace their footsteps. If so, every good citizen in the land will re" , joice. . - Omisrios. By accident, the date of yes terday's paper was not changed frpm Monday. The proper date to the paper was, howcrer, civcu under our Editorial Ilead. . That they may more i iTectualiy screen frctn the public view tkeir real ptirpose.and the more j scurely catch ttieitmwaryl and mislead the ignorant, the ofgan"and leaders of -I the Agita., tors have dropped, "for the moment,-their ' threatening a fid denunciatory strain, and now pfetend that tie main purpose of their Con vention is" to aid with us advice the common Government to remove doubts as to the ex ercise of power, and to bestow power where greater power i3 needed. They further pre tend, that the Convention can hasten peace, and propose to oflVr terms of negotiation. The Standard of February 2nd say: Such "a Convention would certainly have the power "to treat or do anything else; but if that . ' 'should not be done, any one State could de "mand terms for her co-States and herself, "and isut that the Federal Government "should treat with her through the Cunfede "rate Government, she submitting the terms 'otoercd and secured to the latter." And the Standard enquires : 'AWouU there be anything imprcier in that?" Certainly there would : cot only grofs impropriety, but crime crime of immense magnitude. So long as North Carolina remains a member of the Confederacy, neither her people in the mass, nor her Legislature) nor her Governor, nor .any .Convention that the Legislature might call, have anyjegal or constitutional right to make any- demand upon the enemy, or to "insist" upon anything at the hands of the eDemy, either directly or "through the Confederate Government She submitting the terms effsred and received to the latier and any attempt upon hr part to do so, will be revolutionary and criminal. By the Consti tution of the Confederate States, which she has adopted,and to which all her officers--Governor, Judges, Lawyers all have sworn allegi ance the sole )Ower to make treaties is en trusted to the President and Senate of the Confederate States. ' For the bdhtfit of those people who . are honest end wish to be informed, we quote the. very language of the Constitution : By the second clauie of the second Section of the 2nd, Article of that Constitution, it is ordained, that : "He (the President) shall have the power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties." And by the first clause of Section 10 of the 1st article, it is further ordaired that "no State shall enter into any treaty, alliance or confederation." And, by the 3d clause "Nor shall any State enter into any. agreement or compact with another State, or with a Foreign power.'' This Constitution, by the adoption of North Carolina, has become the supreme law of the land binding her citizens in their con sciences and in their acts. "Its language is as broad aa terms can expres-s its meaning above cavil, doubt or dispute. The very first step it should take, towards a proposition either to the Government of Lincoln or g any co-State, whether made by an ordinance or by a resolution'appointing commissioners, would involve necessarily something in the nature of an agreement or compact would Kbe a violation of this supreme law of the land and would be either treason or s.dition, as the act might indicate; and all the parties therein implicated would be liable to punish-, ment. To make the case more clear: Sup pose North Caiolina were in Convention to propose to Georgia to offer terms of negotia tion to Mr. Lincoln, on the condition that his Govern ment would recognize the Confederacy ' provided that "Western Virginia; Mary land, Kentucky and Missouri were not inclu ded" and Georgia were to accept; and they were to submit the terms to the Confederate Government ; would there not be a compact, an agreement between North Carolina and Georgia, which they have no right to make? Unquestionally. And that agreement, being, to dismember the Confederacy, by negotiation with theenemyJ would itself be th&ocrt act of Treason and those who vote fy it, as well as those who aid in executing it, would be Traitors, amenable to capital punishment. The reference to the Confederate Government would not alter the crime. "They submitting the terms offered and received" by their ne gotitaions with an enemy, then 'at -war with the Confederacy. We are submitting this question to the people, upon a temporary concession that these agitators sincerely mean nc thing more than to " treat " for peace leaving out of .view, for the present, that the Standard and all the agi tators claim that this Convention, could "do anything else." What would it be, then, but an impotent, useless, expensive assembly power less for good; abounding in mischief con trolling the Governor, the. Judiciary and the Legislature. If it were to make overtures for peace, it would do wrong, for " the South caunot "make overtures, for she infighting for ex " istence, and any offer on her part to treat, " would be considered a sign of weakness and "fear. Just so long as a single " enemy is on her soil, just so long will she "fight. If she were to offer 'less to her enemies, or attempt to do less, she would be unworthy the spirit and manho2d.of her "people." Raleigh Standard, Aug. mh, 1861. - As then, she cannot, by the teaching of the Standard itself, make affy overtures for peace without committing an 'act unworthy of her spirit and manhood : as she- could not make such overtures without committing a crime, why continue this agitation? Why not rather all loyal, law-loving men, bring their united influence to put a stop to it ? Gov. Polk, of Missouri. A letter received from Gn. Jeff. Thompson, who is a prisoner at Johnson's Island, states that Go v. Trusten Polk, of Missouri, had been exchanged and sent down the Mississippi river. - - " - - - m ..a MMiiMaMBaTaTSBMaMBSSSSBSWsTisfafa All the borders of this land are smitten with' Frogsthe rivers ami the dry laud I ring them fortb-tbey: even sefem to Jail in sbowere from'' the cloudf, and IbV, "come into our houses, and into our bed chambers, and upon our people, and into our ovaos. and kneading trough." Tncy fill the air with croaking, and their di3sonant notes stun whole neighbor hood. Some of them puff up their cheeks to an immense magnitude and croak louder tnan the bellowing of a bull. It is said in Natural History, that the males only of these auimal1 croak ; if so, the frogs we? speak of must entirely of that gender ana their extermina tion is the more easy. ' The species of the?e Dutch Nightingales are singularly various. There-is the Fishing Frog resembling the tadpole, but of enormous size with head much larger than its whole body his mouth is sometimes a yard wide his upper and lower jw are both armed with shirp teeth, and his palate and tongue are furnished in like.man ncr. He is the Extortioner of the Frog ge nua. . His eyes are" on the top of his head and are encompassed with prickles. He see all around he haa two'long beards or filaments, smal at the beginning but thicker at the end, and round like a fishing line. He hides, as Pliny says,-ta muddy water, and leaves noth ing but his beard U be sei ; when curiosity brings the small fiah to see these filaments, hunger induces them to seize the bait, and then these monsters in ambush, draw in their filaments and devour the little fish without mercy. These frog Extortioners know no compassion feel no compunction jhe bow els being taken out, their body is transparent and they have no s&ul, at least no vestige of one that can be discovered. Their whole life is an ambush and a cheat. Without sympa thy with ay of their aquatic neighbors, they prey on a 1 animals that fall into their clutch es. Then there is the "Leap Frog." This species is more remarkable for biding than any 'thing ele, aaUjthe facility with which he can keep out of danger by his sudden and long leaps. His heart has but one ventricle, so that the blood can circulate without the assis tance of lungs and thus ho can stay a long tirro under water. Like certain human croakers that we wot of, he is silent in 4 I - dry, "auspicious weather. When, the sun is J bright and the day pleasant and hopeful, we hear none of the "Leap FrogV'unharmonious and discordant bellowings ; but let a dark day settle d wn upon the land, and gloom and rain storm, and at once these fretfuf croakers make the air hideous with their unmusical com plaints. The common Toad has not the agiii ty of the Frog. He is a torpid and inseiuate sort of being with a broad body, a. flat back a large and swagging stomach, a slow, crawl ing, labored pace he only bears resemblance to the other Frogs in that he too is a croakar. Butlio too bears a likeness to a species of hu manity not uncommon now a days we mean that class who inhabit shady offices. Both have the same harmless and defenceless na ture the same crawling and laggard pace the sane dark and undiscoverable retreat the Toad sometimes being' found in the bosom of an undeft rock, or the heart of an old oak. just as these bhady characters are found em- bosomed in snug offices, both unnoticed and both out of the way of danger almost of dis covery. . Both have a most disagreeably sad grating croak, and both emit a sort of venom, which makes warts the one on tlie individual that it touches the other on the Government that touches it. In ordinary times the Fro; is only a common evil, -but not unmixed with . good. But when they come up i such im mensity of numbers, of all species, they be come a "plague in Egypt' We have no Moses to drive them out, but we have a great Uncle of bis in our Governor Z-bulon and to M3 keeping we commit the Fuoos. Or we may adopt a later precedent. It is said that the introduction of the Norway Rat into Ireland extinguished the entire race. If wc could con vert our Enrolling Officers into a species of Norway Rat, we should get rid of the Frogs and there would be no tnoie croaking in the land. A Nobleman Capt. T. J. Jarvis, Captain of Co. B, 8th N. C. Regiment, gives an in stance of patriotic sacrifice and noble generos ity seldom . excelled during 'this war. In a communication to the Petersburg Express, he says : As my company was marching through your streets on J.he Oth inst , a cold wintry morning, a citizen standing our the sidewalk discovered one of my men, T T Dough, bare footed, his shoes having becDme worthless on the marchroin Kinston to Newborn, and call ing Dough to him pulled off his shoes and put them on the feet of Dough. If others would do likewise, much of the suffering of our poor soldiers would be alleviated. I am sure this kind hearted gentleman will bless himself, and when he learns that Dough had marched barefooted, without a murmur, over sixty miles, part of the time over frozen ground, through mud and water part of the .time on thorns and thistles, and stood two days in line of battle, confronting the enemy, he will feel himself recompensed in his own generous heart, that he has bestowed an act of such beneficence upon one so deserving. The Fayetteville Observer mentions the sig nificant fact, that the Raleigh Standard has not had a single word of Editorial notice, of the remarkable and patriotic voluntary re enlistment of the troops for the war. We join the Observer in the doubt if there is another paper in the Confederacy that has failed to rejoice over this most glorious and encoura ging event, upon which, under Providence, probably depends theuccess of our great cause mud the independencVof the Confederacy. A Good Sign. The Louisville Journal thit.ks there is no hope of justice being done either to the North or South so long as Lin coln remains in power. " Th Vitvs. , r ' - From our exchanges we glean th a following interesting items of News : , y .' ; . From the PENinsCLA.-The Kicbmood papers of Monday, say. the Yankees who came up at Barhamaville Friday, fell back b.ituraay. .i i t There were only .a small squaa, aua yiu'j advanced to render assistance to any ot the fugitives from .tlie Libby who might chance to reach the vicinity. Two gunboats ascended York River Saturday, near to West Point1 and it ii reported, were dragging the river for Confederate torpedoes. Good News from Arkansas. Information has been received that the Confederate troops, under General Martnaduke, have captured Hine Bluff, Arkansas, and according. to last accounts, were marching on Little R ck. It U nrfbabb that a portion of he Federal troopr iu Arkansas have been withdrawn ana aro with Sherman in his'Mississippi expedition. ' Exploit iw the Valley. Lieutenant Gatch, a Marylai.der, with ten men, also Mary landers, captu.ed eight Yankees and nine well equipped cavalry horses, near Newtrn, last Friday nighty learning iberd was forty of them at Cedaf Creek, Lieutenant Gatchf with his comrades, started in pursuit, and " pitched in," wen the Yankees " pitched off." The race was continued a few -miles below Newton, ;when a squad .was overhauled by the Confederates. They dismounted and attempted to get to the woods, but were made prisoners. From Mississippi. The Richmond papers of Monday inform us that semi- fficial intel ligence was received Saturday that the enemy had advanced from J ickson to Brandon and Morton and were diverging in the direction of Enterprise; Enterprise is on the Mobilo and Ohio railroad, a short distance South of Meridian. The column is beliered to be in tended for Mobile, or to cut off communication with that city, by railroad. If communica tion with their base is cut off, or their march on Mobile is obstructed, it is probable they . .- ... - I will more in the direction of Pasogoula, which they already hare in possepsisn, and where they have a considerable body of troops. Our cavalry are reported to be in their rear.. Jackson was occupied by the enemy at dark on the niht of the 5th, our forces haring evacuated the place in the afternoon and fell . back towards Brandon. The Meridian Clarion says the enemy was severely repulsed in his attempt to cross the Big Black, at Messenger's -Ferry. General Let planted a batteay to command the Ferry, and, opening with grape ami canuisier, drove them- back. It is said"they tnen crossed at 'Bifdsong's Ferry. Adams' and Ross' cavalry fought gallautly. The latter met the enemy, on foot at fifteen paces, and drove them back with pistol. Major Bridges is nmong th officers killed and wounded iu' the hands o Ross. - The pontoon bridge at Jacks? n was destroyed by our men under a heavy fire from thu enemy. The expedition is under the command of Sherman, with McPherson and Uulburt as corps oommanders. Fuom Gen. , Lee's Armt. The Richmmd Sentinel cf Monday bas learned by ptssengerg who came down on the Central train the even ing previous, and who left the frout that morn ing, that large fires were seen about the Yan" kce camps, and it was the general inspressioq in the army that Meade was falling back. Early on Sunday morning heavy firing was heard in front, supposed to be our cavalry pressing the rear of the enemy. There was no appearance of Yankees in the neighborhood of Fredericksburg, Stafford coun ty still being clear of them. JC? A gentleman who has reached Peters burg direct from Norfolk, says cotton goods are selling there for 76 cents a yard, and not free ly parted with at that price, as holders of such goods hesitate in taking greenbacks at 'forty, cents on the dollar. If this be true, we may see in the'fact the cloud no bigger yian a man's hand that is the precursor of the storm that will blow Yankee credit to ribbons. Bacon is now selling in New York at 60 cents per pound, and all articles of prime necessity at a like high rate. We are pained to see the death of Hon. M. R. H. Garnett of Virginia announced. ir thj papers, He ws a gentleman of a high order ,of talents,' great industry, extensive reaming and acquirements, and an intimate -acquintaince with public affairs. At the time of his death, he represented the Essex Disi trict in the House of Representatives a por tion he has filled with honor to himself and hia State, both here, and at Washington when Virginia was a member of the old Union. 0 0 "Gen. Howell Cobb, a planter of Georgia, has proposed to sell the Government, 20,000 pounds of baccn and 40,000 bushels of corn, at any price it is di-osed'to pay him ; and, if it could -pay nothing, then heVd give it. He also agreed to let the Inferior .Court ef Sumter county have .10,000 pounds of bacon at 25 cents a pound, and 40,000 bushels of corn at ' 60 cents a bushel, for soldiers families. It will be gratifying to the friends ofCaDt. G. W. Alexander, to learn that his long aid searching examination before the Court of In quiry, which he asked for, 'has terminated wjth the verdict "the charges not sustained by the evidence." AVi are truly glad to see that the charges have proved without founda tion. . - Gen. Bragg passed. through this city a day or two ago on his wsy to Richmond. 4$ . - ... r r -1, TEEGUAiPJIIC. REPORTS OF TIIK PUESS ASSOCT hi 102 ' . r r in th Trlf Entered according to a 01 ""f " v". .flice for tbe Northern UUtrict vi beorgia. ' From Louisiana PAfCAaocLA, Feb. 15. Three' ruuboats and fire echoonera came in eight between ftie Horn snditch Boy. Island, and ride wheel steamers, two KuDboti and one sailing ressel behind the loruaer Island. PASCOGOWLAt 15. FJeren Rams, all afl.it, tZi Gen. Eastwood, pswed threugh tbe ou.d in the dhectionofGraut's Pass. ' ltur more gunboats and a brig just appeared sianding the satn course. From Mississippi MobIls, Peb. 15. Meridian was ercuated on yesterday ; all tbe (Jorrninent property Bared. gemots iroru r.uicipiPB " jt '-j . enemv has not appeared there. Lapt. Adair, oi Forrest's Staff, has arrived here. He left orre t atOxfor', on the 9th, confronting a column of infantry six thousand strong. . .. A From Memphis, via lleraiudo and Morton reriments ot cavlrv via CoUiei sville, bring ad ricU from Ger S ULee who report Sherman with 32,000, all armid, mrUg in close order, with Lee's cavalrj hererisg ou their fUuk, pieking up stragglers. Prisoners report that they lei t Big tilaca with twenty dajs cooked rations. ' From Mobile Mofils, Feb. 15. Gor. Watts this moraing issued a proclamation to the citizens of Mobile, that the city was about to be attacked, and exhorting non combatants to leare. - . .From Gen Lee's Army, Obasok C. II. Feb. 16. It is not true that the enemy is tailing back to Centreville. lie is occupying the same line as be fore the move on Sunday week. Gilmer's and BlacktotU's Cavalry threw a train of cars off the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, six miles above Harper's Ferry, on Thursday last, capturing and paroling fifty Federal Otlicers and soldiers, and getting some booty. Ke-eiiliatoicuu going on in erery part of the army. from the Xortb. IticuuoBD, Feb. 16. Nor hern dates to the 11th and 14th hare been reccired. . A Connecticut regiment lost 113 killed in the affair on the Kapi .ah. Four hundred Rebel otlicers, including Jeff. Thompson and Capt. Breckinridge, hare been transferred from Johasou's Ielaud to Baltimore. Gold on th 10 111 in New York 159. Confederate Stales Consress. Richmond, Feb. 16. Both Houses hare pawed the Tax, Currcncr, and Military bills, and they await thi. President's signature. The injunction of secrecy has been re niovvd from the Currency bill. It provides that holders ot non-interest Dealing notes over lire dollars, be allowed till faint of April, cast of the M'usbsippi, and July west, -to fund in twenty year bonds bearing four per cent. AH notes not fun ded or paid to - the Gorei nixunt in taxes or dues within that time, shall be taxed thirty-three and one-taii-d per cent, aud luudable till first January next ; after which taxed one hundred per cent. Hundred dollar notes not preheated within that time, no longer receivable tor public dues and taxed ten per cent, per month, ia addition to the thii ty-t..ree and one"lhird. The present isaue of notes to continue till the 1st of April, after which a new issue is authorized, to be kept within reasonable limit. Six per cent. bond to the a mount of tiro hundred millions, may by isued and fsoid to raise money to meet the ex pense of the Government. All duties on imports t be paid in specie,stcrlipg exchange or coupons. On ibeee bonds all in. port and export duties are 'peciaJly pledged to pay tbe interest. The Tax bill leries fire per cent on most of real, personal and mixed property, -stock, .bank billn, abdsoirent credits. Twenty per cent on incomes, pi otitp, 4c. - . 0 The military bill declares all between 17 and 50 in service during .be war. All between 18 and 4 now in service to be retained under cxiMing organizations and officer. Ail between 17 and 18, and 45 and 50, to be enrolled for State defence. Provost, Hospital, and Conscript guard duty to be performed by men between 18 and 45, who are unfit for the field. ExAap ioas all. unfit for tbe field, members of Congress, kttate Legislatures and other Confede rate and State Olbcers, preachers regularly em. floyed, one editor to each aewypaper sow -pub ished, and such employees as are indispensable; one apothecary. to each drug store dofbg busin ss oa tbe 10th of October 1862 ; physicians oer thirty vcars who have beea seven yvars in the practice ; President and Teachers in colleges and schools who hare been regularly teaching for two years and have twenty students, one person pn farms of fifteen field hands and, give boud and security to deliver to tbe Government one hundred pounds of bacon and beef to erery band, aud sell all surplus at schedule rates. Officers of railroads as hereto fore reported ; and the President aad Secretary of War ane authorized to grant exemption, as hereto fore reported. From our Klustou Correspondent. KiNbToN, Feb. 10, 1804. Editors Confederate : X S. Brock; Wm. Haddock. C. llufiiian Stephen Jones, A. J. Hritton, J. J. Sumerlen, Vm. II. Danghtry, Lewis 'Taylor, Lewis Freeman, and John Freeman, of Nethercutt's Battalion ; and W. D. June, of Wright's Battalion,' and Joseph Brock, of the 27th North Carolina Regiment, and C R. Cuthrell, of Latham's Battery, were all hanged in thi place on yesterday, by or der of court-martial, for do erting their com rades, and taking up arms on the enemy's :Mdc. They all received the ordinance of baptism, according to the dictates of their own consciences, on the morning of their ex ecution. Two were'baptized bv immerion by the Rev. Mr. Camp of the Baptist church, whikt the others were sprinkled and poured by the Rev. Mr. Pari, of Gn. Hoke's bri gade, who were their spiritual advisers at. the gallows. ' The prisoners were accompanied to the place of execution by a large concourse of people, both citizens and soldiers, with a strong mili tary escort. They ascended the scaffold with a 6rm and elastic step, and met their fate with much fortitude and determination. The ropes were all suspended from the beam of tho gallows, and Stephen Jones and Wm. II. Daughtry selected the ones byjwhich they pre ferred to be hanged. . I learn from good nuthrity, that these pri soners have criminated certain persons a be ing the sole cause of their desertion, which persdns are either directly or indirectly under the influence of the Raleigh Standard and its feeler, the Daily Progress and it can be proved. I am informed that three more of these da- sertersare to be hanged here in a few days rrfaking in all 23 within - the last two weekj, all of which were captured by our tro3ps in the late expedition against fcewbern. Old Mr. Haddock, father of the Haddock who waafnanged here yesterday, and his sob, were arrested for some cause, and brought to this town last night and lodged in the guard house.' News from the front represents the Yan kees as being twelve thousand strong at their outposts at Dacheb r's Creek, and are strength ening their bre j.twr.rks and re-building their block houses that were destroyed by our trtops at the time we attempted to take Newbern. Letter Troni Ccii.: UfC Army. Extract ijf a letter" fom 'a member o' tl.s Second North C rolina.Rrgin.eut, to hi tntl - Our leailcrsbftve taken a method of M p uinjsdeteitbrtTTrun the rankr, which 1 high y approve, and which will, I think, s.p i. , ttle luiure. Tb-u method is the death pc atty 1. . .tath with musketry, liieiuimn lieen several execution . 1 naij itucfsed four ot them trin our Hlii.iou. 'Hie da aMer I last wrote, two !eertcts f .,111 .the 63d North Carolina Regiment were g mtiii the pitente of the division. 'J h to wa a si ow of fur iiuhcs thickucss on t moruiug of the execution. The whole divt iun famed, by brigades, three sdts of a i-uuare, ami iu front fcf the opcu eide tw0 btakes were driven iu the ground, c1'8h t-gs h er. The culprits were brought to the stakfH, the proceedings and btuUnceof the court-niar-tial real to them iu aloud voice. A preacher then approached them, and knelt down and rthearsvd a raer, that was scarcely audihl t. the division, who uncovered their head in adoration of the Most High. The 44 amen " . came at last, the culprits had their hand t ed behind them, and lacing the troops werom.de to kuet4 wilh their bcks to the stake, to which they were then fastened. A pause then occutred. The time wlwn they were to die lacked a lew minutes of expiring Tho oflic.T fcuperintending their execution had his watch iu his baud, wtiile tho ticking mi tin to , hand quickly ped its rouial of time. The tnops were silent as the grave, and with their pale izzes, the condemned Ux.k a long v last look at earthly things, while the sun at that moment peeped from beneath the clouds, and mAiug its rays dance and sparkle over the crystal snow, seemed to appear, lor the express pu'oseof giving those doomed men a last lingering lo k' of earthly beauty,' ere they .were ushed into that ocean of, eternity. -But the fatal hour has arrired.- ,Th offifti r puts VP his watch, a platoon of soldiers move to the front a few paces from the con demned, handkerchiefs are bound over their eyes, a clear ringing voice com mauds' "Ready," ad the click ot the musket lock gives a sharp " inetalic ring. "Aim," and twenty musket, are i o: c n'sa e I io.vards the victims ; "Fire'' a rattling report of firo-irms, a whole volume of smoke, a d as it clears away, the inani mate forms of two men lay in their lat con vulsions, while their life-blood rushed forth tri'in a d zen wcunds. crimsoning the. puro white snow at tlitir feet. A Surgeon steps up, places his hand on their ptiUs, turns to the division, lifts his hat, and that siu de notes that their lived have departed, and the dfertr is fummoued before the Cummat der-iti-Chief of the Grand Army of Crcalioii iu Ktemlty. The whole division more by the lhiiik and pass the dead bodi. s as they pro ceed to their quarters, while a detail is left to bury them in dishonored graves that have been previously dug in tho vicinity. There are othets to hlame beside those poor misguided ami erring victims. Sometimes it is a wile who has thus murdered her husband as Eve decefved Adam ; sometimes it is fahe friei.dswho have persuaded them from their duty; very t'cftloiu they are prompted to de- sert through cwaniiec. but ly far frhe greater porlioii are influenced by tlut accu'ifed fac tion in Noith Carolina, who try Iu cause the people to despond, and openly attempt to pur suade the people that the government is rot ten, and 011 the eve of disruption. Many widows and orplijM. fflicct d mot! ers, grief stricken sister and brothers, and suriuunding fiirnds have jut cause to call 1 n God to ncud down his wisith on those ih and corrupt ag itators and defamcrs, who 1m ve robbed them of husband, son, brother or friend ajc mur di red him, and brought his fami'y to disgrace. Yesterday, ih bte was another execution in tho prennce if the brigade. Ha was from Ran dolph county, and lelt a wile and five chil dren. " He belonged to the 4th North Caroli na R-gitnent. I went with my Captain to visit him on Fridav., while he was under , guard at .Division f Jcaifquarters. He took his sentence hard. Ou beiti,g questioned why he dtfltited, he answered that he oid hot like the regiment, and eaid the reason why he did not come back under the President' Procla mation was because f the teachings of; tho Standard, that led him to believe that the government was corrupt and would soon go d wn, and that North Carolina would return, to tho Union again. He has two brothers that are deserter. He said he had written' them to come in and deliver themselves up, and listen ro longer to the syren Bonus of these i,rch traitors of their life, honor and liberty. Our who'e Division has re-etiHted for the war, or for life. There is no despon dency here in the ranks. Determination to do to the bitter end is the will of all. Federal Religion .Says the London D's patch: The Ainericaureligions are of Christ, but of the worst saions of early un tutored savagery, that made its gods out of its own worst pa-sions." ' . -f . ...wl t I New Advertisements. Ten Dollars Reward -Pocket Book Lost. Supposed U bare beea lost on the cars between Kajeigb and Clayton. N. C, tnr POCKET HOOK, containing a turn of money amount not recollecte J. Also containing one note against Mies Julia TJ. FUwers for $158.20, odo nate against Job. H. Jones for $400 with some credit o it, and other papers not recelUcted. The money i. no object so tbt Pocket Book is returned. An v information will be thankfully laceired. Address either P. M. at Clayton, Planters Hotel, TUtehzb, r wrsalf. J. W. YOUNOULOOD, Claytony . C. Attend to the Dead. Scott & Jim take, irreat pleasure in informing the public that thy have httted up a first tlass DAUBERS' ES TABLISHMENT, at tho Exchange Hotel: whero tbey are prepared to Cu or Curl flair, Cham poon, Dve Whiskers and Meustache, Share Ac. Scott havinc hd an n.ri.n,., with Mr. K. Ca-olc, flatters himself that he can give u.iv UCIIV.llUU, Jim has had equal adrantages in other rlaees. Tbe shop will be kept clean and neat ; and gen tleraen may rely upsa finding tkis a first-class Bar ber shop. 8 t SCOTT A JIM. ReT. Moses D. Iloge, D. D. or Blcbmond, Va., will delirer two Lectures before the 1 ounfc Men's Christain Associatidn, on his 'okser strvatiensin Europe," on THURSDAY and Fill. DAY ereaiogs next, tk 18th aad 19th of Feb ruary, IN COMMONS IIALL. - The proceeds of tkese Lectures will be ajplled te tbe benefit of the poor of tkis cltr. Price or admissiou, single tickta $2 1 lady and gentleman $3. Tickets to-be obtained at the iq rei Lectttrt t0 cemssence at Vi o'clock. 18 3t Wanted to Hire. A Jfegro Boy some tiueen or sixteen vara old, to cut wood, run cu.uui, ac, lor 1 imujr. ApnlT at 8-tf TU1 IIS OFFICE. Sale or Xcgrocs.-I Shall Offer foritlc for aash. El (JUT LIKELY NEGROES, on Tuesday the 23d 1st., beinf -Court dar In Warren county, N. C, at the Court House in WarroDtoa. . . " P. J. TURN BULL, 8 5t . ' Auctioneer. v II w m A Good llllch Cow. Apply at THIS OFFICE.

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