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THE REVOLUTION IN CALIFORNIA
The spectacle of a whole State revolu-
Adjourxment of Congress. Both tionized, and iu the hands of a Comnuttee of
houses ou Tue.-duy adopted a rt'solutiini to Safety, is something new In our his-
close the prese». t se.'^sioii on 18tli of August. uation. and is one that ma\ well
, , , excite our special wonder, evtMi under th«‘
James B. Clay, the son of the great Peculiar circumstances which led to thi^
Henry Clay, has come out for Iiuchanan flu; Committee are apparently sus
tained \>y th« people, aud.the opposition,
even allowing for tlie influence of the over-
wh'jlining di.-pluy of phy.ical power, are iu
IXAUGURATIOS OF I'RKSIDENT WALKER.
LETTER FROM GOV. REID.
and Ilreckiui idire.
Mr. Dohbin, the Secretary of the
' Xa\ y, at the \\ hite Sulphur Springs, ^ a., ! u weak miuority. Tluit the objects of the
where he will sojourn for a short season to
recruit his health.
P. S. He has returned to Washincton.
Very Lowest Possible
llv I'-aviii-i' tlii ir Old i.s, (;au bi* fuin’sht d as low
as lln v I'.ai ]i',uMirf the saiiif at the \ovih.
Ai.i;! 1.'., I—tf S. M. 1K)WKLI..
i! V(;i; this ii\oi Ki.\(i.
fQ'lill', uudi'isi'^Mcd biifs li'avf
tl. toiftmii thank.', lu tliuM-
who favon d liim with a call ihir-
,11^ tli>- la>t \i ai ; and h'- woUl
i. 'i> ctfully int'oiiii till- piiblie iliai
In- lias ii iiiovrd to til'- Macliiuf
Shop foinr iiy occupii’d by Messrs. Cli'oi”’*' *.V :
W'lusiiai't, atijoiiiiii;:' Mr. .1. Kudi.'-ill's Sti am
1.M-!is, w h>ir in- is |nv]ianil to t-Xri'ult- -
.ill \\ oi U ill li’s iiiif as clii’aii ami as i^ood as can j
i)" doin' ill ill'- .■^lati-. I
Turning, ( uttiiij; Sorc ws. Uepair-
i»» Boilers and I'lii^ines of all
liescriptioiis, Milking and iU‘- ;
Mill J^piiidk's, Wood :
IMaiiicr."-, Making IMouojhs, Iron
ing Wagons; and in llor.se-Slioc-
iii^S we will yit'1‘1 to no on ‘
for iieatiK-'S, wi>:ir, and ili']i.-it h. Iiit»T-
f. riiiL:' Slio.-s 'jri, (•onniiou ditto $ 1, cast-
.-ii-i'l tors, nr stct-1 ]ilati‘,
I lia\al.-o I r. i-ti (1 an .\ii I'liniace for nu-nd-
iii”- Ilr.'i.'", w liifli ajisw. r> iinrly. 'I'lii-pulilic i-;in
luiw ;X' t bra.'S and cumjMwiiion (‘astiiij.'-s by cail-
iii^'- at til" abovi- rsiabiislimeiit. ;iiid turiiishliiy
]),iiii rii. >;d r.ra-^s im-lt. i .«v. r if a n-diu-t d pric-.
w ::li ni atii'^s ,-ind d'-s])atrh. >id ('(ij-prr and
I!. \\ .iiiti d.
s ,i pr.iv’RV.
('barlotl.'. .I:iii. I, I'.'Ci.—tf
Beecher and the Slave Girl.—A
corre.-jiondent of the New York DailvXews,
.says that the siave girl from A’irginia
wliose freedom was purchsisecl by .Mr. Beecli-
ei s congiegation, itbs-coiuh d lately, taking delusion, and the political machine-
with lier ceitain aiticle.s not her propreity. ^.y jf parties and the State was virtu-
Committee are just and pure, will be admit
ted. That evils had risen to a great height
iu the State of California; that life and pro
perty were equally unsafe, and that the ad
ministration of tiie laws neither gave safety
to tlie citizen nor inspired dread among
criminals, none will deny.
The elective franchise had become an
General Walker was inaugurated Presi- ploasure in laying before our
dent of Nicaragua on the l:>th Inst. Ex- , romlers the following leiteV from the Hon.
President Kivas still holds po.ssession of | disproving the charge that |
Leon. It is reported that many of the na- | Buchanan voted for or favored tbe |
tives consider the new government a usur- , law; and also showing the real
[>ation, and ha\o declaied against it. Among dmi-acter of the present contest for the Pre-
.1 1 . . _ I’ . . \\r .\\ f^.A \ *
ideucy. Oov. JJiMd, hv his r(‘>iucnce in
the triumph of the DemocrHtic party , for
the reason wp have never had so much stak
ed ujfon the issue.
Very respecfftillv, iVc..
DAVID S. KEID.
It was a trick, it is said, concocted by the
iiiiiater and the girl to raise the .*12U0.—
.She returned to him, was quite happy, and
getting tiloiig as well as could be expected.
I.Mi'ORTANT EKi; t Fi;an i:.—A lady cor-
ri spondent of a New York journal stat»‘s
that the imperial baby yelled trenu-ndoiisly
during its bapti.'in—at which the congrega-
ti(.»n laughed considoraliiy'.
If.viLHOAD Acc u>i:.NT.—On Friday the
train going soiitii from Weldon to Wilming
ton, N. C., ran over a cov. near Knlleld,
tluv'ving si.K cars off the track. Four of the
cars turned bottotn up. Ftiur or five pas
sengers wore sever»;ly but not dangerously
Si iciDE.s. A letter dated Milwaukie,
.July til St. says:—(^ur city has i>een start
led by the suicide of two young men of very
respectable families. On Tuesday evt niiig
(;o. 11. .Skilman, son of (’. II. .Skilman,
l iwyi r, aud about years of agt;, was
found drowned in the river unde.- circum-
>tances which leave but little doul>t of s» lf-
de.'truction. On Wednesday evt*ning (i. M.
Smith, aged about “21 years, and soi. of J. H.
.^mith. President of the Horicon ifailroail
Company, shot himself through the head
with a pistid. It is current tliat both of
tlu-m liad been disajipointed in love alfairs.
Tiie young men wi-re intimate friends.—
Neither k-ft any word to tlieir relatives.
the deserters from Walker are Col. Mender
and Oen. Chillon. There was much sick
ness among his troops, aud frequent deser
Maj. Waters’ command was sent to Leon,
by Gen. Walker, on account of a rumor
tliat the Guatemalan troops were at timt
place. They were tired ou by the Rivas
party and one of the company was wound
ed, while >^everal of the Kivas party were
killed. Major Waters waited outside some
time, but the enenn- not appearing, retired.
'I'here were no sigii.s of an invasion, but it
was considered that a certain league of the
Northern States still existed, and an inva
sion was looked for at the close of the rai
ny season. Gen. Walker needed men and
money for the coming struggle. The whole
vott* for President was 21,000—Walker re
ceived 14.00U and the remainder was scat-
Ferry, Jerey and
ar, iml will
r> I.. n\.
I.i 1 i a I». (
rHlAKl’.> th.s oii|njiluiiity ot iiitoi iiiiii;,^ tin-
B piil'iu- ^>-.111-rally, and ;ill who iiit' iui goinp
to K.iiisas ill [lariii iil.ir, tliat In- iiiti nds to i-oii-
Saddle and Ilariuss IJiisiiuss,
.Vt liis oil stand, in .'^iiriiiirs’ ('orni-r Huiid.n;r.
\\'ii' r*- In- iiu lids to k'-'-ji (-onstaiitly on hand a
fPi I'A'd'H iPrsrripltail.
llis frirmls ar.- n-spt-ctfully invit>-d to call and
supply til ias. lv. s, as vi ry artiele in his lin-
w.,1 1) - atV.ir'l-d on th'' most i> asunabli- terms.
15 8]!* V I Ct ■ VIS dom- at the short. -;! n.iticf
and With in atin ss and disp.-iteli.
J’h.irlotti-, I'.'h. --M', 1tf
TO TSiB-: F5 KLIl'.
fll.WlO ./r.'^T R1'( 'E1\'KD and opr-ncd th*'
iMedieines. ( h 111- /-
icals P.iiiits, Oils, Ulii-
di)\v (Jassy Putty. !\v-
Stutls, PertiiHKMy, Toilrt
.V' lich'S, \c iVC.riZ^^EVKR OFFLIi-
i:i) IN THIS MAUKKT.
■\11 "f \vhii-!i uill Ik* S'dd ;it cxtrcmchj short
pr.>li:>, for r.v.sii.
I lUflj C IMI'KIITION—111(1 ilyon '.vaot .T rt' clc."!
Ill niv 111**, -.ill, V'-n s/inll Id- s.itisfud, both
with n;rMil o prit.-e aioi qiiitUly.
II r:-|.l .-I . IIII V . I'c-.
II. w. n;i rcii \iin, ^r. ,d.
]riu>l:.yii!i S' Ultiiil nni"sht,
(ir.a.mtk I.ow, i\o 3.
Charliiltf, M ly t), 1— it
Hon. Ei*\vai:i> Stani.v.—The Hon. Ed
ward .'^tanly, n-cently from California, ha.-'
l)eeii in this city for sevi-ral days \>ast, and
I.as been warmly greeted by many of his
old frii-nds. Mr. .Stanly is looking remark
ably well. Immediatt‘ly on his arrival in
Calii’orniii, he took a high stand at tht* bar
there; and, we learn, was so fortuiuite dur
ing his brii-f residence, as to realize from
his practice a iiaiu'isome comi)et‘ncy. We
lieiir that he thiiik.s of purchasing the resi
dence (d'his fatiier in Newbern. tiie lament
ed .John Stanly, and of taking up his per
manent abode in North Carolina
this rumor may prove true.-
ally placed in jhe hands of gamblers, ruf
fians and malefactors. Offices from the
highest to the lowest were purcli.i.sed al
most in market overt, and those wi«o dis
pensed them were the viU*st of mankind,
and immunity for past and future outrages
was understood to be part of the consider- j between Kiva
at ion for tlie sale of magistracies, seats in j palizar.
th(* Legi.'lature, and other political stations
of honor and trust.
This was indeed a dc'plorable posture of
atYairs; the State disease had reached a
sta;re of the utmost danger, and stern rem
edies were felt *o be necessary. But the
end never sanctifies
I'he establishment of the Vigilance C
mitte(‘, the seizure and ex«*cution of accus
ed parties, and the raising of an armed
force was sulistantially a revolution. The
support which has been given to the Com-
mittei* is proof positive ihat the otlu-r rem- '
edy of electing suitable me.i to ofHce was
entirely within the power of iiie community '
which is now found in open rebellion. j
The last .«cene in this revolutionary drama
growsout t)f tlie resistance made by a .Judge '
of the Supreme Court of the State to an ar- ■
rest which was sought to be made in his pres- : ■' —
ence by one of the officers (»f the Vigilance BLOODY AFFRAY,
('omniittee—the inllictionofa serious a;’.i The death ot Jidin 1 urnbull. a wealthy
perhaps fatal wound on the officer, and the planter ot Bayou .^ara. Louisiana, in an at-
imprisonment of the .Judge for tiu- crime of Iray with .S. II. Lurt3', the SheiitI, has been
treason to tbe revolutionary authority.— publisbed-
The last ailvices from California state
that Jit San Francisco tln*re is no abatement
of the excitement touching the revolution.
The Vigilance Committee were still iu ses-
.... sion. Judge Terry of the Supreme (,’ourt
tilies the mean.w in politics. , , , , . r
- , I had been arrested lor stabbing one ot the
ent of the \ lirilance C. om- i _ . .
Committee police while making an arrest.
The Committee was firmly I'stablished. The
Governor still remained at Sacramento.
All the arms c(dlected by the law and or
der men h.'ive been seized by the Committee.
Mr. Durkee, a member of the Committee,
had been arrested, charged with piracy and
seizing arms belonging to the State, from a
'I'he accounts from the mines are encou-
ra.ging, and the agricultural prospects cheer
Tbo liuton liouie Ad^'ocate
‘•Turnbull called T.nrty a thief, and the
fight then commenced, Turnbull firing a
pistol, the ball of which broke Mr. Lurty’s
riirht ankle. They both drew knives, and
The seizure of the arms behmging to, or in
the custody of, the .State, is anotlu-r measure
which may place the Committee in an atti
tude of direct hostility to the authorities of
We hope that no cidlision may grow out of f*'*' two seconds, or there-abouts, the fight
these acts of rebellion; but tliiit the Com- ' was desperate—Lurty laboring under the
mittee, who have acted honestly, bnt most | disadvantage of having hi.s leg broken
unwisely, will at tiie first opportunity abdi- j hut they clinched, and Lurty drawing his
cate into the liand^ d’ a regular and respon- j adversary to him thrust his knite into his
sible civil government the power they now ■ heart, which c.'iuscd alniostimmediate death,
wield, with the consent evidently of the ; I'uriibull fought with a right good will,
people. If tlie s.'ime energy and constancy I worthy of a better -tiuse ; and after the
which has been displayed by the Committt'e ! d‘adly wound hud bi-cn intlicted, and he
We trust j and their supporters will be continued, and ! said himsi-lf, “I am a dead man,” he carried
[Raleigh an honest and discriminating selection of | on the war, and had not his arm been
^ candidates for .State officers made, they can | cauglit, there is a strong probability that
*•* I secure as stern and incorruptible an admiii- ^ Lurty would h:ive b»-en killed too. 1 urn-
A SiNOi E.-MJ C^>lNC ir>ENCE. e\isited, , j^ji-ation of ju^tice as tliey may desire. bull even ft-lt for Lurty's throat to cut it.
a tew days since, a spfit render«“d .'-^omew hat ' Xhe Magistrates, who have been the con - . It is to belu»ped that this is the last difficul-
memorable as having been the scene of a j ff.t](.,ntes and protectors of rogues, will be ty of tbe kind that will ever occur in our
duel between two of Kentucky’s chivalrous I ],y those who will be a terror to qniet village. Both of these partie.s have
sons. 1 he position of the duellists, about evil doers, and CaUfornia never again ^ trii.uids who dt.-eply lament the occurrence,
ei^'ht paces, wa.-s marked by tw'o trees, one retpiire the terrible remedy against her le- Lurty i.s not con.-^idered t-ntirely out of il.iu-
of which be.ii'.s the initials of one of the i constituted Gov(‘rnment which she is gi*r*. but strong hopes ttre entertained ot his
party’s entire name cut into the bark, the trying. Disguise it as we may, it is ; recovery.”
othei bears only the initials of thela'-t name m.jvil war: and though fortunately part ! P- S.—"'''e omitted to say that both the
of the machinery of the State goes on as j cnitestants received three cuts each, with
usual, the precedent is full of danger and i knives. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ __
alarm.— eiv York Xrtvs.
of the other jnu ty. The tree under which
the ]mrty stood who was killed is dead,
bavin", as wo are credibly informed, gra
dually d(’Cayed fiom the time. The other
tre(‘ is singularly typical of the condition
Washington, has had e.xctdlent opportuni
ties for funning a correct opinion as to tlie
condition of public afl’nirs. 'I'his opinion
he hero gives to the people of his State
without re.-ervc; and the character of the
man is a sufficient guarantee that it is well
considt-red, unselfish, and sincere. We
tru.st it may not be without its etTeCt in the
coming tdections, David S. Keid is the
steadfast friend iifthe people of this State,
and has never mi.'-led or deceived them.—
He raises his voice to warn them of the dan
gers ahead, and invokes them to make ciwn-
mon cause against the enemies of the Con
stitution and the Union We repeat, it in
the voice of a friend—iind a man whose
judgment is seldom at fault, and who can
have no motive to deceive or improperly
iiitlueuce his countrymen.—[ liultigh
Wa.shincton City, July 18,'i().
Messrs. Holden & WlLS»N : — I liave re
cently received letters from various points
in oiiv State, intorming me that the Hon.
James Buchanan is charged by the p(diti-
cal friends of Mr. FiUmore with ha\ ing vo
ted for the Bankru[)t hiw of IS 11. 'I'o save
tbe trouble of answering these enquiries
separtitelv, I have writti?n this letter for
publieation, giving a stateimMil ot the facts
as 1 iind them.
At tiie time this act was passed Mr. Bu-
cluinan was in the United States .'enate,
and »n .July 24, 1841. he is recorded as vo
ting again>t the passage of the Bankrupt
bill. S»‘e Senatt* .Journal for thiit session,
page 113. On the same day, Mr. Buchan
an made a speech against tiie bill. See Ap
pendix to Coiigres.siona 1 (ilobe for that se^-
sion, page 211.").
On February 1S43, Mr. Buchanan is
recordi-d as voting for the r**peal of the
Bankrupt law. See Senate .Journal fm- the
session, page 22!K
When tbe act pas.sed, Mr. Fillmore was a
member of the House ot Ki'presentatives,
and on August 1841, he is recorded as
voting fu- the Bankru]»t bill. .See House
Journal for the session, page Mr.
Fillmore made a speecli in favor of the bill.
Augu.'t Ui, 1841. See Appt-ndix lo Con-
gi-*s.-'ional Gloite for tl’.e session, page 48i).
On January 17, 184.‘i. Millard Fillmore is
recorded as voting agiiinst tlie repeal of tiie
Bankrupt act. See Hou.se Journal for that
session, page 21.3.
It will, tliorefore, be seen that .Mr. Bu
chanan lill) NOT vote for tlie Bankrupt law,
but tiiat .M r.. Fillmore Dio ; and moreover,
tliat Mr. Buchanan voted FOR THE REI’EAL
of the law, and Mr. Fillmore voted again.st
The ensuing Presidential election will be
the most important tiiat has ever taken
place since the adoption of the Federal
Cuistitution ; and as there ought to Ix' no
diti'er.-nee of opinion among t!i«^ peoph? of
Nortli Carolina u[>on tlie great issue involv
ed. it is to ije regretted tliat a large partv
arn engag('d in a course ealculateil to prove
disastrous t.) the intere^ts of tiie .South and
fatal to the principles of the Constitution.
Till- larger nunii)er of tiiose wiio support
Mr. Fiilniore are no douitl acfu.'itt-d iiy pure
and patriotic motives ; iiut we niU't remem
ber tiiat this fact will not rend»*r tiieircoMr.-^e,
if it succ.-eds, tlie less fatal in its conse
quences to the country. Tiie error may be
discovert d too late to repair the injury it
Eveiy one who has taken the p.iins to
make an impartial impiiry iu regard ti the
state of political parties and tin; tone of
public sentiment, must know that the contest
i is betwi-en Mi. Huciian.-iii. th(' candidate of
! the I>emocratic Cmstituti.uial party on tht*
! one sidi‘, and Mr.-Fremor.t. the Black Re
VALUABLE ACCESSION TO
By far the most important acquisition to
our ranks ia the west, is that of the St.
Louis Republican, the ino.st able, ndiuble,
and extensively circulated political paper
west id' Now York. It has for many years
been the leading paper and acknowledged
organ of tiie Whigs in Missouri, Iowa, IHi-
nuis, and all Western States South. It
comes out for Buchanan iu tliis wise :
“ We make two points in defence of our
course—the first is the utter impossibility
of the election of Mr. Fillmore, in the pre
sent state of parties, or any arrangement of
parties brtwe»n this and November—and
thi^ next is, that as between Mr. Buchannn,
the Democratic, and Mr. Fremont the Black
Republican and Aboliiion candidate, no pa
triot—no man who wishes to see this Union
Cemented together, instead of beir.t; broken
into fragments, ought to hesitate in de
ciding in favor of Mr. Buchanan. Put tbo
BUn-k Republicans in power by the election
of FrenuMil—give Seward niul Wilniot,
Preston King and Giddings, Wentworth
;j.id Chase, .Sumner and Pu echer, Lovejoy
and Parker, and tlie three ♦Iioustind politi
cal preachers who have made the men of
‘he Free .States mad by their infamous .np-
peals for a dis-^olution of the Union, und
a desecration of the pul[ut -jmt these men
in charge of the government, as they would
i)e when they had Fremont in leading string.s
—and then what would be the situation of
th(‘ fifteen slave States, having interests pe
culiar to tliemsidves, which this party aro
sworn to crush and destroy ?
Tills is the issue, and the only issue, in
the coming election. It is an issue which
puts tbe Union in jeopardy, and which the
Black Republicans wou.j glory in .«e(dng
take place, rather than they should not be
suecesstul in their piditieal aspirations. In
a contest of this kind, Mr. Fillmore is no
more than any (>tbor man; wo want succes.^
in the ih t'eut of the enemies of the Union,
and Mr. Buchanan’s election presents tbo
only means for the accomplishment of thi.s
d>ject. He can heat Fremont, and it is the
duty of every good citizen to aid in the
The Vi^jilance Committee of San
of the surviving i>arty, who is now an in- j j.^ancisco have notified Senator Bigler of
mate o# a lunatic asylum, standing, as it
dof>s. with the lower branches full of life and
verdure, wiiile its top is dead and b atless.
Strange thougiits crowded our minds as
we stood and gazed upon these unfortunate
witnesses to an unfortunate doeil- [—(itorge-
toirn, V. C., Journal.
California, and Mr. Herbert, one of tlie Re
presentatives from that .State, that they must
not return to California.
publican Abolition candidate on tlie other.
A Costly H.vijit.—Tiie habit of writing' No candid well informed mai; will venture
to express tlie opinion that Mr. Fillmore
stands any chance to ix* elected i)y the peo-
[)le. Every vote, then-fore, tiven for Mr.
Fillmore weakens .Mr. Buchanan and will
str-ngtlien Mr. Fremont. "I'iie Know No-
tiiing party of tiie North ha.s been absorb
ed by the Black R.*[iublicans, and if t!ie
Soutlieni Know Nothin^'>boiild, bv’ carry-
at 1 HF,
CHARLOTTE BOOK STOKE.
( hniiis, iic.
'.V ' >r i-.i 'ir oil shi'i t
>M \> TlI.viTF-R v SON.
■ 1 . I'.'. ;t
A Young Hush.v.nd.—)n making a call
the other dav at t!ie house of an American
missionary in J.'riisalein, I saw a little boy,
sitting on a sofa. My first thought was.
‘•What an enormous turban the boy has on,”
and my si-cond—“ How very small he is!”
Judge of my surprise when I f.>und lie was
a husband, being little more tlian t*-n yciirs
(dd. and iiis wife not nine! Truly, tiiis is
beginning lite young. And this reminds
me tliat a frii nd of ours saw an Armerican
lady in Alcxai.dria. who, although but -JO
vears of age. was a grandmother! Ti.is
g.)cs quite beyond early marriages in the
'>r ; I ni' J li !'t.S le.ive *0 inform
■ ' ri.-ii :s an.I fise piibiic ijeneially, that
" 'tl 1 r.irryii'i: on th-* 4’ a »' i' i •• C ••
'I It in all its various
-• wi h all rli(* increaseil tacilities at-
iV 'I Oil rr, 1 >npriu-^*:ii.»nr«. llena-nov\
.a irz'’ niiintiHr of IU’i.?GI K', i A -
• V 11.liOCK.V .\Y>, \c., ni.iiie on thf
f ,'prov,^i| sty PS out nf tht^st rnciterial,
* •'■ ■ ■ • 11-“ .fiks th^ in-^p'-i'tion .if purchaser- .
sh-neuts is on v'ollfse and Hej' i
V. H-r.’ .? w;!l be ghitJ to iee.his
' Jnly 28, tf
NEW ITKt llASE.or Eaki.v Yf.aRs
IN rnK F\iJ Wr.sr—Ihj Holurl Cuilintt.
THE ADVEXTI'KF.'^ OF HAJ.H BAIW
.u I'a.U' y, l\ i>iu,aud Ra.-sui—Editi d I'V Janus
M trti r.
STAN1P'>PE RUKLEIGII, The Jcsuitrs in
Mir —l^n-' of tiu- most inti-r.'Sting Nov-h
that has b ' H written iu many y.'ar.s—by Ihlm
THE MFSEFM of R markable and Interest-
in;r I'v-uts, coutainiug Historical Advi utures
aU'l In.'id nt.-.
HE WCIIE DE ARWOOD-a Tale ofModcrn
EVENING TALES—b in? a scl.'ction ot
'V avi r:'ul a’ld sup rnatural Siori.'s, transiat. d . _ ...
th>' Chin.','!.' Turki'h, and German, and ; others .seriously injured. A .Mr. L rquliart ot
Fatal Casualty.—On Wednesda;. last,
a stage coach approaching Salem, N C., la
den with ’.26 passengers, broke dt»wn, when
tiie horses took fright and ran otT, tlirowing
from the stage a large number of the pas-
souo-ers, some of whom were sligiitly and
o..;np:li-d by H,nnj St. Clair.
EEXirON OF FREE
Conta.n.ne a d. fmition
of all its c'tnmun.i'abie terms.
The Tru - M isonie Chart, by J. I,. Cross. G. E
Ttie Fret-M^ou s Manual, ’ by Ecv ud K. J-
M iok y'-'i Ahinan R -Z'm of .^r.uth Carol;n.i.
Til' N -w M ison-i- Tni«M.- R.^ird.
TIIE ODDFELLOWS’ MANCAL.bythe
Rey. A. B. Grash.
Chirlott-o. March 4. 1S56 Book-Sellers.
Southampton County, Virginia, just married,
with his wife on board, was thrown out and
instantly killed. But six out of the number
Republican Elel I oK.\L Ticket in Ma
ryland.—The Cecil Democrat states tliat
tbe Republicans have determined to run an
electoral ticket in this State, and that Fran
cis p. Blair, Esq., is to bo cue of the elec
tors at large.
VISIT OF A SLAVE TO THE NORTH.
Messrs. Rowland & Bros., of Norfolk,
Va., own a slave. .Tames Wih'y, whom they
permitted some months since to make a tri[>
to the North to see the curiosities. They
not only gave him a permit to take a p:is-
sage in the New' York steamer from Nor
folk, bnt al--c gave him the necessary funds .
to bear his expenses. He vi.^ited Falmouth,
Fall Rivi r, New Bedford, and sundry other
abolition towns in Massachusetts, and on
Saturday last returned home, via Phila.lel-
phia aiul Baltimore. The Noriolk Argus
‘•When Jim (for this is his familiar name.)
was in New Bedford he met .‘several fugi
tives whom I'.e rec.^gnized as former -laves
in Norfolk. They supposing he hud runa
way, received him witii down cast looks,
and a.ssured him that he had come to the
wrong place, and remarking that they were
■‘making out” very po..rly, having t" labor
very hard, and get luit p>oriy p:;i'^ in re
turn: tiiey expressed great di'.'at. 'uctiou
at the treatiiii lit they received at the lands
of their aboUtiou friends. Jin, t, M tin-in
tl;at he I.ad not runaway, that he was oiilv
cn a visit, and w.iuid return to Norf.dk iu a
few days. At several of these towns in
Ma>sachusett5 he was importuned by the
Aboliti.mi.'ts to remain, a'.'Uring him that
l.e was then a tree man; he declim d their
kind oilers, and assured them tiiat sucii
freedom a- a black man enjoyed with them
had no ciiarm-'for him—lie va.'tly j.refi-rred
the slavery .tf N«>rfolk, acctunpanied witli
an abundance of the n*c«‘s'iti»-s, ayt». tin
comforts of life as he enjoyed tiiem at luune,
I to all the freedom that .Massachusetts could
I tender him.
one’s n;ime on the iiacks of btink notes is a
very foolish one. A gentleman writes to
the Hartford t 'ourant that about a year ago,
while engaged iu coi'iifiiig over money, he
carele.'sly ]>ut his name on t!ie back of a
•S2:) bill. A son ofErin came into his office
a few d'.iys since with the bill, and said
he had cmie from Ea^'t Hartford to gi-t gold
from the endorser. Tiie gentleman looked
in the Bank Note Reporter and found that
the Bank had suspended [layment, and ho
was (d)liged to give the man a good bill (»f the deepest dy*
For the Western licniocrat.
“It's a rad Rule that wont work
IJ'Tril WAYS.’’—One of the .Mormon women
who was in the compa:iy of the late crowd
which passel though (>ur town for Stilt
Lake, we learn, had no leas than four hus
bands. Slie is said to have been an intel
ligent lo.»king individual. Siie contended
that women have as good a right to have a
number of husbands, as a man iiad to have
as many wives as he wi?hed, provided the
men were all mem'oers of the Mormon
Ciiurch. Tiiere is notliing litc making cir
cumstances suit occasions, and these Mor
mons appear to have a peculiar faculty for
such transactions.—[Ilork Islander.
J. K. Melvin, E'(| , who was appoint
ed by the Wilmington Know Nothing Con
vention one of tbe sub-electors for Bladen
county, iias written a letter to tlie Journal,
stating that he c.mnot under any circum
stances support the kno-.v-uothing candi
dates, blit shall use hia '• >fluence to oecure
the success of the democratic party.
*.F“Mr. L Hii.s Tiiurman, of Richmond,
Ky., hu' taken the Fourth degree of Know
Notliiugi^in. He write? ; Tilis ia to noti-
; fvail wiimnit may coi.'cern. tliat I itave taken
I the Fourtli degree in Know Nothingi.'.m,
and iutond from now, heneef..rward and for
ever, to >'ote a= I pk-a-e.
iug a few .'•ioutiiern States for .Mr. Fillmore,
succeed in throwing tiie i-lcction into tiie
llou.-e of Repre'cnt.-itives, tiien w-lrat have
w(* to exi'ect ? Could Wf rea'.juably hope
that a sound man would iie clio~en i>y l>.i-
bv whicli has elected a lihick Ropublican
a> its .Speaiicr, and iia-*
thus far cast evt ry import.int v.ite in favor
of tiiat party? If is true that in elioosing
a President tlie House voti'-i liv States, but
that doe.-i not make tin; prospect of success
more favorable at tiiis time.
I repeat, the contest is l)et .ve«-n Mr. B i-
cbanaii and .Mr. Fremont. TlK»se wii.t j>re-
f-r the former to tlie hitter and d-'sire to
]ireserve tiie rig'.its of the .States and mi»in-
tain tiie Constitution, ought to v.*te for liim,
regardless of f.irmer political associations.
1 am gratifii-d to know tliat hundred'.—in
cluding tiie ma>!.ses as w(dl a the.poiiticians,
who have not heretd’ore acted witii the De-
m)cratic party, taking tiie ppqter view of
tiie sultjejf, have dftermined to sacrifice
party for tiie pood of the country, and are
giving a cordial sujiport to .Mr. Buchanan.
.Mr. Fremont is a purely sectional can
didate, r-presentin;; a party held lo^jether
by the one idi-a, of invfterate ho-tility to
tlie domestic institutions ot »he South, and
It is ju:'..*i amusing lo ubserve tbo awk-
wardnes.s wif!; which Jcdinny Bull strives to
balance accounts with Brother Jonuthun.
Having rather the worst in diphunacy, .John
wi...hes to show he htis .«ome advantugo in
Every one conversant with the continent
of Europe understands the phrase, “Eng
lish manners,” a.s a proverb which betokens
anything l>ut good manners. A mixture of
l)as'ifnl concj'it, stupid indifference, and for
ward insolence. 'I'he Engli.-^h, in fact, aro the
laughing stock of their neighbors, for the
—w;int of mnliners !
And yet thf^ British JotinmI.s cry out,
“Wiien will Americans learn manners?"
There is a bad school for iis in England,
certainly. A modest, intelli^^eiit, learned
gentleman, one of the abh-st arithmeticians
in the I'. .States, der-irous of seeing Queen
Victoria, was taken to the Palace after tlm
usual preliminaries, by our Minister. Mr.
Dallas, ia perfectly acquainted with the
requisitions of that Court, and no doubt
had considered every .'irrangement pro
perly made. Deijni.s II. .Mahan, L. L. D.,
Professor of Civil atid Military Engin-
cering. at the Military Academy of the
.'^tate, at West Point, is a \"irginian by
iiirth, distinguished for quiet gentleness,
good sense, and better manners, by British
stand:irl, than the average, at homo or
In proposing to present himself at St.
•lames’, he no douiit made as much jtrepar-
ation as he would to fline with the Presi
dent of the United States, or, for a much
more important occasimi, uilh un—the ar
rangements at bis own wedding. A cos
tume being customary npon such present.i-
tions, he wore the unifurni j.rescribeil by
tlie Army Regulations of tiio U- States,
being n. blue cloth dress ooaf, ^vith Engi
neer buttons, worn by all the corp?;—blue
pant.s, white vest, black .*toelc, and a round
l)lack hat. It appears thr- Englisli Court regu
lations require what we call a cocked hat, and
a Parson’s neck tie, in order to approacli
ponif* other absurdity, in the co.-tunie of a
regular “beef eater”—a company of whom
are paraded on State occasions, in a mas-
querade dre.'«s. of the time of Henry tho
I'bo British papers givo a vari';ty of ac-
j we have notliing to hope from li-m. On the ,
' other hand, Mr. liuciianan is the candidate ' count.s equally wanting in truth and good
. of a niitioii.ii party; he is a pure man, a burnour. Some aecu.-e the Profes.*or of a
; statesman of wi.dom aud experience, and f^ock coat—an article he never wears—
; Will ad ninister the go-.-criim*-nt accord.ng , , , , . j.- . . .
; to the principles of the Constitution. declare he vented h;-s indignation in
I The deepest interest is f.-it by the Con- ! lond and boisterous tone. T hose scquaiiit-
Ftitutional ra- n of the Nortli and of the ed with the Professor know tlii- to be ab-
bouth in regard to tiie n*sult ot tiie .Aug.i.'t gnrd. as he h.'is mo.-t porffct command of
election iu our .State: and I a n sure !*ho . ■ ir • i n * i
• I J- J u - _ himself—Id cool, collected, niio heulolu
will neither disregard her own interests nor . .. , ,
disappoint their e.xpectations. I »^P''aks aiiove his breatli. I Iio.so who have
Tbe re:-ult of tlie North Carolina elec- 1 his acquaintance are al^o a.'^.-ured be went lo
tions has often been to me. as you well
know, a .source of peculiar pride and .-; itis-
faction ; but I can a>-ure you that I have
never before felt «o deep a solicitude for
Court without the sliglitest idea that any
excepti jH wouhl be taken t*> h’» dress, nnl
with Qii impression he wa« showing a