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Nearlv ppobite to E. W. Willkings' Auction Store.
Faycttevillr, N. C.
Oct. 1, 1855. y
-.Having recently purchased the above establishment
from Malcom Kelly, E.q., I am now prepared to enter
tain iu a comfortable manner those who may give me a
call. Having ample table, good hostlers and a dis
poHition to accommodate. 1 trust I shall be able to
give entire satisfaction to those who may favor me with
their patronage.
December 3, 1853. 70-tf
E E X W A V It It O
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and Wholesale Dealers in
Vomestic DRY CrOODS.
24 Park IMace and 19 Barclay street, Nkyv Yokk.
November 7, 1853 6m-pd
The subscriber oners h!s Plantation and Land for
sale, situated 0.1 the East, side of Cipe Fear River,
about four miles from ayetteville There are about
300 acres of lnd, 30 of which are cleared and under
cultivation. Oq the premises is a dwelling and all
necessary out-houses. The soil, for fertility, is not
surpassed by any on Cape Fear River. Persons wish
ing to purchase will please call and examine the premi
ses. A bargain mav be had.
Jan'y 14. 1S54 3m pd
n R . t; C it a li I
lias removed to the well-known stand of the Drs.
insoa, corner of Green and Bow streets.
April -23, 1853. tf
Hllkly Important lo Ilonkf rpt-m.
All eornpetitiott in the trade defied.'
The subscriber bejr leave to inform the public that
he has constantlv 011 hand, and is manufacturing to or
der, all kinds and sizes of Matresses. which he intend;
to sell 25 percent cheaper than anv similar establish
ment in this place. Having served as an apprentice
to the business in one of the northern cities, he trusU
that he will be able to give the most complete satisfac
tion to his customers, lie manufactures hair Matresses
Matresses with snrinjr. fire Matresses. and all kinds oi
settee bottoming. He does alio all kind.s of repairing
and renewing:. Persons in want of anv article in his-
line are requested to call and see specimens of his work
at the l' OHiee building-
January 21, 1854. Zm
Attorney at liw, Fjretlvllle Si. V,
Office at the corner of Bow and Green streets.
Feb'y 3. lh.r3.
J. W. It A K 10 It
Has received from the North the largest, finest, and
most carefully selected stock of FURNITURE ever of
fered in this market, consisting of fashionable painted
cottage bed room furniture in setts ; curled-hair and
shuck and cotton Mattresses; Looking (J lasses; Willow
Wagons and Cradles ; patent self-swinging Cradles;
Side Hoards ; Bureaus: Secretaries and Jkmk Cases;
What-Not; Tables, all sort; Wash Stands; Candle
Stands; Wardrobes; Picture Frames and Glass; Window
Shades; Cornices; Curtain Hands; Sofas in Mahogany
and Waluut; Tete a Tetes; Ottomans: Divans A Stools;
Chairs of every variety. Fine rosewood Pianos (Ben
net & Go's, of Broadwav, New York).
October 29, 1S.13 " ly-H
THOSE who are indebted to me by Note or Account
will please settle the same. And all debts due me pri
or to the 1st Jan'y 13.53. must le settled, as longer in
dulgence cannot be given.
Oct 1, 18.r3. tf
Commission mid Forwarding Merchant)
Wilmington-, N. C.
January 7, 1 SM y
N O T I C B .
Having purchased the interest of T. 11. Underwood
in the firm of G. W. Lawrence A Co., I will continue
business as heretofore at Mary's Gaudkn.
1 have from 12 to 15 Coopers constantlv at work
manufacturing SPIRIT BARRELS, at the fate of 100
to 12.S per week; have now on hand 400 Barrels for
sale, at $2 25 cash at the shop, or S2 35 delivered iu
I shall also continue the distilling of Turpentine, and
will pay within 15 cents per barrel of the Favctteville
price in cash, or goods at cash prices.
Turpentine JVanted.
I have now in Store a general assortment of Goods,
for sale at Favetteville prices. All kinds of country
produce takeii iu exchange for goods. Call and see.
Nov 25, 1853 CO-tf
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Fayetteviu.e, X. C.
Office on Anderson Street.
October 22, 1X53 m
I have so many calls about Turpentine lands that I
have concluded to offer my services to buy and sell.
Those having lands for sale will furnish me with plots
and quantity, together with a fair description, and
Nov. IS, 1853. 68-tf.
The subscri'MJrs oiler for sale Three Teams of Mules,
Wagon and Harness. Those wanting Mules would do
well to call on the premises.
Also. 2000 acres turpentine Land for sale. Call and
-r t iit'i irrT
Cypress Creek, Bladen Co.
.December 8, 1833.
For 1 8 5 3.
The sulscriber, has just received and. opened, at his
New Store on the East side of Green street, a few doors
from the Market House and nearly opposite his Old
Stand, a large Stock of
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Embracing a general assortment of Ladies' and Gentle
men's Dress Goods, consisting in part of Shawls. Cloaks
and Mantillas, some very fine; and also a good assort
ment of Shoes and Boots, for Ladies, Gentlemen, Girls,
Boys and Children. And the best assortment of Silk
and other styles of Bonnets he has ever offered to the
Sugar. Coffee, . Tea, Pepper, Sp'ces. and Tobacco, a
line article. P. SHEMWELL.
October 8, 1853.
CEDAR FALLS Cotton Yarns and Sheet
ings for sale by ; .' ;.. ' -
f . - - 'l-:TKOY--' MARSH.
Nov 12, 1853 y
Runawav from the subscriber, his Negro men, JOHN
and TOBEY. John is aout 26years old, 6 feet 1 inch
high, weighs about 185 or 100 lbs. Tobey aged abotit
22 yearss 5 feet 9 inches high, stout, and weighs 175
lbs. They were bought from Mr James Sui les, of Cum
berland county, and will probably be lurking in that
neighborhood. Tobey has a wife at Mr Richard Bird's,
in Johnston County. ' Twenty-Five Dollars for either,
or Fity Dollars for both, will" be paid for their appre
hension and delivery to the suiscriler. or for their con
finement in any Jail in the Slate, so that he can get
them. An additional Mini of One Hundred Dollars will
be paid for the conviction of any person of harboring
the above Negroes.
Fair Buff. Columbus Co. N. C. Oct. C. 63-tf
Architect and Hiiildcr, Ka y-t levillr, IV. C,
Respectfully informs the public that he is prepared
to execute PLANS of every description. such as State
and Court Houses. Prisons. Ac. Also. Churches. Cot
tages, and other public and private edifices; Bridges,
Roofs, &c. Ac, all with Specifications and Contracts
made for the same. He will also superintend all kinds
of work.
Orders will receive prompt attention, and Plans
drawn and sent to any part of the country at short
Oct. 15, 1853. ly-pd
The subscriber offers for sale twelve hundred acres
of Land, located in the lower cud of Richmond county.
It is about equi-distant from Floral College, Lauren-
burg High School, and Laurel Hill. The Land is well
adapted to the growth of corn, cotton, wheat, Ac. It
also offers great inducements to those engaged in the
turpentine and lumber business. I have constituted
Alexander McLean, Kso. my agent, during mv absence.
to whom all communications iu regard to the matter
may be addressed ai Gilopolis P. O.. Robeson county.
Luther Blue, who resides near to the premises, will take
pleasure in exhibiting them to any one who may call
for that purpose. J. G. BLUE.
Oct. 22, 64-tf
The subscriber takes this method of informing his
friends and the public that he still continues in the Mill
V right business and all its branches, viz: lounclermg.
framing, and erecting Water or Steam Mills upon vari
ous principles, either with simple or complicated ma
chinery. He returns his thanks to the public for the
liberal patronage be has received licretoiore, ami hopes
y strict attention to ousmess, aim oy giving general
satisfaction, to merit a continuance of the same. He
rlatters himself that his work will compete with that of
ny other machinist for speed and durability. All per
sons who want work done iu the above lino would do
well to give him a call, as he has several competent
workmen in his employ, and is prepared to execute all I
jobs at the shortest notice and on vcrv reasonable terms.
Orders promptly attended to. For further information
address -the subscriber at Johasonville, Cumberland
county. N. C. D. B. JOHNSON.
November 10, 1S53 y-jpd.
The Subscriber, a practical Boot-maker of some ex
perience, has for some time been sensible that there is a
desideratum to be yet supplied to the public in the way
of a suitable burnish for boots and shoes. Most of the
articles; now used either injure the leather or fail to
impart that lustre so necessarv to jrive to man s "wi
.ierstandini; " a proper finish. He has therefore, dur-
inir the last twelve months, been devoting himself to
the task of preparing an article free from these objec
tions, and has at length after much investigation and
experiment completely succeeded. The result is" HHPs
tie plus ultra Burnish.'' He only wishes that it
may be tested in order to establish its superiority
over all others. Call on him at his shop opposite Mr
Lauder's Marble Factory, Hay street, and be supplied
with an excellent article at a cheap rate.
Nov 9. 1853 tf
I have alwavs on hand a full assortment of GRO
CERIES, PROVISIONS, and other Goods suitable for
the Fall and Winter Trade, and which I offer for Cash,
or in exchange for Produce of almost any kind.
I have now in Store Flour, Meal, Corn. Rice, Bacon,
Lard. Butter. Cheese, Crackers, Salt, white Clarified
and Brown Sugars. liio and Java Coffee. Tea. M"otasses,
Vinegar, Fish, Cigars. Tobacco, Snuff, Candles, Soap,
Starch. Spides, Candies. Pepper. Buckets, Brooms,
wrought and cut Nails, Powder. Shot, Percussion Caps,
and a good assortment of Dye Stuffs; with many other
things in the Grocery line.
Also a good assortment of Dry Goods. I?oots and
Shoes, Negro Blankets and Kerseys, and a good assort
ment of Ready-made Clothing. Call and buv cheap.
October 29, 1853. 765-6m
THE subscriber offers for sale, his LANDS, six miles
North of Favetteville, and about one mile from the
Favctteville "and Raleigh Plank Road, consisting of
about twelve hundred and sixty acres of land, suited
to the making of Turpentine or Timber. There is also
on the premises, a good Saw and Grist Mill, all in good
repair and now in operation ; also, a Dwelling, aud all
the necessarv outhouses, in good repair.
Also, another tract of two hundred and fifty acres, on
the head waters of Carver's Creek, known as the Tarry
Place, on which there is a small Farm, a Dwelling House
and other houses.
On the first named tract, there is cut about twenty
five thousand Turpentine Boxes, from two to four years
All the above lands will be sold on the most accom
modating terms. Persons wishing to purchase, will
please call on ihe subscriber, who will take pleasure in
showing the above lands.
Oct. 27, 1853. 65-tf
James C. Smith. Miles Costis.
Commission Merchants,
Have removed their office to the second story of the
building formerly occupied by the Telegraph Company,
where they are prepared to attend to all business in the
Commission line.
All business entrusted to them will be punctually
attended to.
Wilmington. Jan'y 14, 1854. 76-ly
I am now receiving a much larger stock of
Fancy Dry Goods
than I have yet offered in Favetteville, consisting of
Dry Goods of every description. Hats, Boots, Shoes, and
Ready-made Clothing, which will be sold as low as any
goods in tho State.
I will lie glad to have the ladies call and examine my
stock. W. F. MOORE.
Sept. 17, 1853. it
Confectionery and Variety Store,
Under the Fayetteville Hotel. Hay Street,
Fayettevili.e, N. C.
December 31, 18o3 y
Wholesale dealers in Foreign and Domestic -DRY
llats, Bonnets, Boots, Shoes, Umbrellas, and
Heady-Made Clothing, ' -
Invite the attention of their customers, and the trade
generally, to a very superior Stock of
Which they will sell at prices as low as to be found ill
auy market South of Mason and Dixon's line, to pur
chasers who pay promptly or buy for cash.
Merchants will find ia this market good stocks, and
at prices which cannot fail to please. -ji
March 7, 1854
The undersigned arc now receiving, and expect to
have their entire Stock in store by the 13th instant, of
Embracing a great variety of
Hats, Caps, Bonnets, Umbrellas, Parasols,
Boots axd Shoks,
Foolscap and Letter Paper,
Blank Books, Bolting Cloths, &c. &c. &c.
With an extensive assortment of -READY-MADE
And Foreign and Domestic Hardware.
All of which they offer to the trade at LOW PRICES
and upon accommodating terms.
Purchasers will find it to their interest to give the
above Stock an examination before making their selec
March 8, 1854
We are now receiving, and by the 15th inst. expect
to have in store, our entire Stock of
Embracing a great variety of
European and Domestic Dry Goods;
Silk, Kossuth and Summer Hats,
in great variety;
Bonnets, in great variety;
Boots and Shoes, a heavy stock;
Umbrellas, Parasols, &c. &e. fcc.
As a portion of the above goods were imported by
us direct from the European Markets, and all of them
bought on the best terms we intend offering them at
prices to wholesale purchasers which we think will be
Wc solicit an examination of our Goods.
March 9. 1854. 84-Gt
The undersigned have formed a copartnership under
the name and style of G. W. I. GOLDSTON A CO., for
the transaction of a general Mercantile Business iu the
town of Favctteville.
March 1, 1R54. R. W. GOLDSTON.
G. W. I. GOLDSTON A CO. -are now receiving
their Goods, at the new brick Store on Gillespie street,
three doors south of the Market, consisting of loaf,
crushed, granulated and brown Sugars; Coffee, Tea,
saleratus. pepper, spice and ginger, bar soap, candies
and raisins, cassia, sperm and adamantine candles, fine
and blasting powder, s-hot and lead, golden vrup,
Swedes Iron (broad and narrow bar: band. Iiood. strap.
rod and sheet Iron; English bar do.; square and octagon
Cat Steel; E. blister Steel; horseshoes, cut A wrought
nails, flooring and ceiling brads, blacksmith tools; club,
broad and turpentine axes, hackers, scrapers and dip
pers; ioe. trace, and halter chains; wagon boxes, coffee
j mills, cotton and wool cards, cut tacks, dog irons, tea
kettles, shovel and tongs, preserve kettles, trying pans,
curry combs, weeding hoes, Waldron's best scythe
blades. Dutch grass do., seives, straw knives, long, han
dle shovels, ditching spades, tad irons, bed cords and
well rope, gold pans, linseed oil. machinery and tan
ners' do., white lead, Blake's fire proof paint, Venetian
red. Spanish brown, litherage, lamp black, chrome
i green and yellow, Prussian blue, rose pink and amber;
' "c, paint, varnish and white-wash brushes; window
glass and putty, copperas, starch, alum, borax, indigo
and madder, snuff, salt petre, blacking, matches, wafers,
ink, gum camphor, nutmegs, extract logwood, dead
shot, essences, laudanum, paregoric, Batcman's drops,
oped eld oc, brimstone, assafa-tida, shoe thread, cpsom
salts, castor and sweet oil, distillers' glue, quicksilver,
fine and common shaving soap, fine chewing tobacco,
water buckets, brooms, cocoa dippers.
All of which we will sell at wholesale or retail as
low as possible.
March 1, 1851. 83-tf
By virtue of a Deed of Trust executed to me by
Daiiiel W. Rogers on the 2Sth day of November, 1853.
for certain purposes therein mentioned, which Deed is
duly registered in Book B. B. pp. 677, 678, 679 of the
Records of Deeds in the Register's Office of Robeson
county. North Carolina, I shall, on MONDAY the 27th
day of March inst., (being the first day of the next Su
perior Court of Robeson County,) expose to PUBLIC
SALE, foi' Cash or Notes negotiable at Bank, before
the door of the Court House in the town of Lumbcrton
Four Hundred and twenty-eight and one-third
On which is situated, immediately on Lumber River at
the town of Lumbcrton, a STEAM SAW MILL now
in successful operation, and which has been run but a
few months ; sixteen Mules, three Timber Wagons, two
Road N agous with tull sets of gear, and one
Containing eighteen barrels, together with all the fix
tures necessary tor running the same.
Also, at the same time and place will be HIRED
OUT, until the 1st day of January next, about
Who have been engaged in the Turpentine and Saw
Mill business.
Will also be sold from 800 to 1200 barrels common
Rosin; a large lot of Rosin lying on the Cape Fear Riv
er above Fayetteville; a lot of Spirits Turpentine; an
unexpired lease in a large nnmlier of turpentine boxes;
Corn, Fodder; Staves, dressed and undressed; Coopers'
Tools, Ac. Ac.
Lumbcrton, March 1, 1854 83-4t
The Copartnership heretofore existing between the
subscribers, under the name of Tyson. Kelly A Co., is
dissolved by mutual consent. Peter C. Shaw has pur
chased the interest of Samuel J. Person, aud the busi
ness of the ucw firm will be conducted under the old
mil r a i v 1 ri -r"
name. ino.iAi u. iiso..
Feb'y 28th. 1854. 83-3t-pd
The subscriber will pay the highest market price
for anv ouantity of clean Linen and Cotton Rags.
March 4, 1854 tf -
The subscriber has two Billiard Tables which he is
desirous to dispose of. He will sell one or both, with
all the fixtures, at a very low price.
March 4, 1854. 3t-pd
FOUND, a sum of money which the owner
can have by applying to E. Glover, and paying for thia
March 11,1854 2t
from the Salistury Banner.
-Toe following letter tells the tale ofinanva
Western Whig :
Editor Banner : I send you $2 for the Ban
nerol can't go with the Whigs this summer for
Gorernor. If they had nominated a State rights
Whig, and one iu favor of Free Sngrage, I
woud have gone for him; but I won't go
Pockery, I can't see What the Whigs mean by
runninjr such an old fos-v. demacroirne and fed-
cralirV When such a man is made the head of
TISMK fitreweH to it.'5 sit is strange that
keep the people in the dark. Scores of antt
Scott Whigs will not go for Dockery, and I
must confess the Whig party is bound to go to
A Reform Whig of the West.
We were not mistaken in the opinion that
some of the more independent Eastern Whigs
would not go for a Convention to amend the
State Constitution. The Weldon Patriot, a
respectable Whig journal, has thus far declined
to raise the name of Gen. Docker'; and we do
not see how Col. Joyner, with his opinions on
the subject, can support him. It is rumored,
too, that Hugh Collins, Esq., of Chowan, is
opposed to a Convention, and will take ground
with his usual ability for the legislative mode of
The East has nothing to gain and every thing
to lose by going into Convention. Let the
people bear in mind that those who are now
urging them to call a Convention, and who pre
tend to such regard for the basis of representa
tion, are the very men, or the friends of the
very men who have signalized themselves br
assailing the basis.
" Will you walk into my parlor,
Said the spider to the fly.''
Raleigh Standard.
Later from Europe.
The Steamship Asia arrived at New York ou
the 9th, with Liverpool dates to the 23th ult.
The political news is interesting, but exhibits
no decided change in the attitude of the powers,
who are insensibly nearing the brink of war.
England and France continue their preparations
ou the most extended scale. It was reported
that a, manifesto would be issued by France
and England in a few days which would be
equal to a formal declaration of war. It was
also stated tbat a final announcement had been
scut to the Czar, fixing the time when he must
evacuate the principalities.
The Greek population of many portions of
European Turkey are in open rebellion and the
government of the Kingdom of. Greece is either
00 powerless or too apathetic to prevent its
snuy.'cts taking part iu ti disturbance id the
lurkish Territories.
It is official!- announced that Smith O'Brien
is to be pardoned.
The British Court has yielded in the clothes
questiou aud Mr Buchauau can wear what he
The lurks and liussians M ere preparing for
a great aim decisive oatue on tue jianuue
which would take place as soon as the roads
permitted. !
The Liverpool cotton market closed for the
week at a slight decline, chiefly in middling and
fair qualities. Breadstuffs have slightly ad
Aaron Burr's Wife. The Paris JPatrie of
a late date has the following :
At the last Tuilcries ball, the brilliant toi
lrtt of a strantror. with an incredible nninber of
diamonds, attracted the attention of all present.
In a moment the attention was changed to the
most intense curiosity, when Louis Napoleon
was observed to accost the lady, and remain
some moments iu conversation. The enigma
was soon solved. The lady was the widow of
Mr Aaron Burr, formerly Vice President of
the United States, with whom Louis Napoleon
was on terms of intimacy whilst in that country,
and that at the end of fifteen years he had re
cognized the widow of his old American friend.
This probably alludes to Madame Jahiel, the
wealthy secoud wife of Col. Burr, who obtained
a divorce from him a few years previous to his
decease. She owns a large landed estate 011
the Island of Malta. Cin. En q.
The next Crop.- We see notices in the pa-
pers, advising tarniers to plant large spring
crops, as the inducements held out are more
flattering than at any previous time. We need
not tell onr farmers, that, iu onr opinion, pro
duce of every description will hereafter com
mand high prices, even in the home market, as
they seem to be aware of the fact, and are mak
ing arrangements for large and increased cropti.
Our facilities ot transportation should also be
taken into consideration, as tiie demand for
American breadstuffs abroad is likely to continue
for years, or at least until after the production
of another crop.
The weather, thus far, has been unfavorable
for early plowing and sowing, but we hope our
agricultural friends will shortly have a few-weeks
of fair weather, to enable them fully to prepare
their ground for the summer's crops. Salem
Distressing Marine Disaster. Boston,
March 8, p. m. The barque Saxonwell, from
Calcntta, with dates to the 1st, reports that she
fell in with the barque Orline, of Gardiner,
Maine, Captain Robbin, of Norfolk, for Barba
does, in distress, having been dismasted in a gale,
aud her cabin filled with water. Two colored
men were drowned in the cabin.
The captain's wife died in his arms on the
wreck, ou the 22d. Another colored seaman
named Douglass died from exposure. The sur
vivors suffered iutensely, and in order to sustain
life were obliged to feed upou the dead body of
L.uu;e Sales ok Pdblio Lands. The official
returns to the Treasury Department show that
in the quarter ending on the 3 1st of December
last, the sales of public land amounted to up
wards of $2,000,000. This is the largest reve
nue that has accrued from that source since
1836. It is stated by a Washington paper
that the Treasury Department anticipate that
the receipts in money from the sales of public
lands, iu the current year will reach $8,000,000.
From the Raleigh Stand trd.
Why Change Democratic Heasef es 1
When in by-gone days we were toiling liJhe
dim light of the midnight lamp, well do weVc-
. u.oiuuianig I II UHICCIS Willi
rounded us on every side, and the painful
ty ilt for the success of the principles
niemoer uic uiscouraginir prosncets which sur-
1 infill auxie-
priuciules of the
great Democratic party. Our State govern
ment was in the hands of a bloated Aristocracy,
reckless 'and prescriptive beyond our powers of
description. Every rhig measure was lauded
to the skies, and every Democratic measure re
presented to be franght with the most ruinons
consequences to the people. The people were
told that without a National Batik we could
neither collect ji revenue nor successfully pro-
s.ecBe a- wapf ' thatjcinmi'tjidxejau&
could not be safely conducted; atid, above all,
the credit system would be destroyed, property
sacriCced, and general!' ruin ensue. If Demo
crats were elected wc were told the public lands
were to be given away to the new States ; that
it the Independent treasury and the Democrat-
ic policy of reducing the Tariff prevailed, then
all the great interests of the country would be
destroyed. Reader, do you remember the aw
ful pictures of ruin which were the theme of
whig orators and whig newspapers? Demo
cratic principles were not only abused and mis
represented, hut prominent members of the De
mocratic party were fiercely assailed with false
hoods, with a view to proscribe them from socie
ty or force them to surrender their lonjr cher
ished principles. If the Democrats started a
candidate for Governor, the whig press and the
leaders of the whig party would effect to treat
him as a presumptuous upstart and raise the
cry of "demngngue." This Aristocracy became
so arrogant from a succession of triumphs, t hat
durinsr the existence of a war. commenced
against the United States by Mexico, they ac
tually declared their own country to be in the
wrong. The whig candidate for Governor de
clared he would not give an old pencil for Cali
fornia. Under such a reckless warfare had the
Democratic party of North Carolina to contend.
No party could have triumphed under such cir
cumstances, except a party whose principles
were founded upon truth and justice.
But a brighter day has dawned, and victory
has perched on our banner. Error has fled be
fore the lights of truth and experience; and the
Democratic party is in power. We would ask,
what prediction of the Whig party has been
fulfilled? Has the want of a National Bank
ruined the country? Have the public lands been
given away, as the Whigs predicted twenty
years ago would be the case if Democrats had
the power? lias not Democratic policy made
large acquisitions to our Territory? Has the
Sub-Treasury ruined the country? Has the
Democratic party in regard to the Tariff ruined
the manufacturer and impoverished the Farmer?
Is not the country happy, prosperous aud free?
As if to show the madness and folly of the
Whig party in declaring California to be worth
nothing, treasurers of gold unexampled in the
history of the world have been pouring into our
midst to enhance the prosperity of this great
Again, Ave would inquire at what period in the
history of North Carolina has she been more
prosperous than under the present Democratic
State administration? What interest is less
prosperous than it was under any Whig admin
istration? Have not your public improvements
increased? What administration has done more
to produce reform and advance equal rights?
Under what administration did the people ever
receive as much School money? Under what
administration did your State Bonds ever sell
for a premium, or when did the credit of the
State ever stand so high? Under what admin
istration of the Whig party has so much been
done to develope the wealth and resources of
the State? Under what administration has the
prosperity of the State increased so rapidly as
under the present Democratic administration of
State affairs? For what then, we ask, do the
Whigs wish to change our policy? The answer
must be for power and office alone! Will the
people forget their own interests just to gratify
the ambition of Whig politicians ? We answer,
they will not. They have been too ofteu de
ceived by the promises of the whig politicians.
Then brother Democrats we have the facts
on our side; our cause is just; let us take cour
age, and do onr duty in the coming contest, and
our efforts will be crowned with a glorious vic
tory a victory that will still farther advance
the prosperity and the rights of the people.
From Harper's Magazine.
The ensuing parody upon the old and popu
lar song of " Ben Bolt" is not only very good
as a parody, but it includes a lesson that may
reach the heart of some j-oung inebriate, whom
more serious, sober counsels might fail to reach:
Oh don't you remember the hoys Ben Bolt,
The boys with noses so red,
Who drank with delight whenever they met,
And always went drunk to bed?
In the old grave gard, in the edge of the town,
In corners obscure and lone,
They have gone to rest, & the gay young sprigs
Have dropped off one by one!
Olr don't you remember the jug, Ben Bolt,
And the spring at the foot of the hill,
AY here oft we've Iain in the summer hours,
And drank to our utmost fill?
The Spring is filled with mud, Bent Bolt,
And the wild hogs root aronnd,
And the good old jug, and its whiskey sweet,
Lies broken and spilled on the ground.
Oh don't you remember the tavern, Ben Bolt,
And the lar keeper kind and true ;
And the little nook at the end of the bar,
AYherc we swallowed the rum he drew?
The tavern is burst to the ground, Bent Bolt,
The bottles are cracked and dry,
And of all the boys' who ' spreed ' it there,
There remain but you and I.
Porcklain. AYe understand the contractors
on the end of the Central ltoad from this place
to Goldsboro' have met with a serious obstacle
in laying the superstructure ou a hundred yards
or so of the road a few miles below Neuse river
that mnch of a deep cut being through a bed
of porcelain clay, which is so soft and mushy
that the timbers upon it soon sink out of sight.
Its depth has not been sounded, and doubts are
entertained whether substantial works can be
erected over it. Though it may greatly em
barrass the builders of the road it may turn out
to be a valuable discovery, and good may come
of evil. lialeigh Star.
)hb b President Walker ?
In replv to this very general inunifv, a New
Orleans paper gives the following biography of
the new President of Lower California witli-
Souora annexed I
"William Walker is a native of Tennessee,
born at Nashville, we believe, where his father
still lives, secretary of an insurance company
there. His father, wc think, is a Scotchman
by birth, although long a resident in the United
States. The Scotch features are strongly mark
ed in the features of the son, who is of light
blue eyes, face much freckled,,-but with an air
of unmistakable energy with' which his whole
character corresponds. He w-as originally in
tended for the medical profession, and studied
iu Paris.
which he improved and disciplined nu intellec t
naturally strong, he came to the city of New'
Urlcans with the intention of practising. But
his impatient disposition and his passion for pul
lie life, led him to change that purpose: aud ho
forthwith applied himself to the study of the
law, and prepared himself diligently for the bar.
"The bar did not find occupation enough for
him; and being a vigorous thinker, and a ready
writer, and full of information upon all topics
of current interest, he took interest in 11c ws
pnpers and politics, and in the winter of 1S4.S
'49 became directly connected with the press
of this city, as one of the proprietors and edi
tors of the Crescmt. The enterprise did not prove
profitable. The paper was sold out to other
parties in the fall of that year, and Mr AYalker '
soon after followed the tide of emigration to
San Francisco. He resumed his profession
there, at the same time continuing his pursuits
as a journalist. In one of the disputes which
grew out of his newspaper articles, he became
involved in a duel with one of hi cotcmporaries,
in which he was wounded. He acquired further
prominence by a pnblic controversy with one of
the State Judges, by whom he wan committed
for contempt, and gained much reputation for
resolution and ability in the manner with which
he conducted the effort to obtain the im
peachment and removal of the Judge for tyranny
and misconduct iu office. Mr AYalker argned
the case before the Legislature, with a power of
logic and learning which won him mnch esteem.
"The attempt failed. Mr AYalker then mov
ed into the interior, practicing law at Marysville,
we believe, since which we have heard of hint
only incidentally, until this expedition bring.-
him out as proclaimed President of an extem
pore Republic in the California' peninsula.
"Mr AA'alker is a young man yet, to have?
passed through all these vicissitudes. He is
of small size and slight Trame, but erect, vigo
rous, used to athletic exercise, very active in
habits of personal braH ery, approaching to rash
ness, and an inflexibility of wHl in the prosecn
tion of his purposes which nothing external can
shake. He is of the best stuff out of which
revolutionising bodies ure made. . AVe desire to
say. nothing of the merits of his present nndcr
takiii'r. It looks like a very wild advent m-e.
touched up strongly with the mock-heroic."
" " .''''.'-'' ,
First Annual Report of (be trifnilngton, jf. f ., Sea
men's Friend Society.
At the close of a season of signal prosperity,
the King of Israel reviewed the dealings of God
with him, and thus gave utterance to tJie feel
ings of his grateful heart. -"Tiou crmc-ncst tfn
year with thy goodness"- so would the Trustees
of the Wilmington Seamen's Friend Society re
cognise and record the divine goodness which
has crowned the first year of their active opera
tions. The origin of the Society was but the
little spring, bubbling up away in the mountain
so small that a single ox on a summer dur
might have drained it dry; but in its flow for
a while lost mukr ground, and there reappear
ing other kindred streams have fallen in, and
now it irf a respectable brook, with the prospect
of swelling to a river to make glad the City of
our God.
To secure the objects of the Society, viz: the;
social and moral improvement of seamen, and
their humane treatment, it was deemed funda
mental to establish a good Sailor' Home a
Boarding House of good character, where they
should be protected in their money and morals;
where they should respect themselves and gain
the respect of others; where the sick, the wreck
ed and destitute may be provided for, and where,
with a divine blessing, their feet may be turned
into the pathway of life. A commodious lot
and house for this purpose have been purchased
and partially occupied. Extensive repairs, need
ful to put the house in complete order, so that
the stores underneath may furnish an annual
rent towards its support, and rooms be fitted t
accommodate at one time at least 100 men, have
been commenced, and will be carried on to com
pletion, as fast as the means can be obtained.
A financial statement, both of the receipts and
expenditures of the Society, is herewith sub
mitted showing the receipts to have been
$8o01 45, and the expenditures $1,9.r)6 80;
leaving in the Treasury $544 (55. Besides,
there are good subscriptions payable on call to
the amount of $3,250 14. It is estimated Unit
$5,000 more will be indispensable to make, tho
building what it should be, and $2,000 or more;
to furnish the rooms.
To the Ladies' Seamen's Friend Society, re
cently organized for this purpose, we look wit Ik
entire confidence for their labors of love in thu
last named amount; and to the continued in
defatigable labors of our Agent, the lie v. AY.
J. Langdon, together with our own co-operation,
to secure the torraer.
The substantial cordiality which he and tin;
cause of seamen have everywhere received ha
greatly cueouraicd onr hearts. Our present
prevailing sentiment is that we are pledged to a.
work not as a charity but as a debt long dm?
to our brethren of the sea, which, with divine
aid, most be carried ou to completion. AYe
earnestly covet both the honor and reward or
co-operating with the American Seamen's Friend
Society and all kindred institutions iu gather
ing the harvest of the sea; and when the abun
dance of the sea shall have been converted, wi
lt ope to bear some humble part in the song
which shall ascribe all the glory to God.
C. D. ELLIS, President.
Heavy TDamagks against a Railroad. In the
New York Supreme Court, in the case of Wil
liam Hansom against the New York and Erie
Railroad Company, for injuries received by the
collision at Chemung on the 4th of July last,
the jury on the 18th instant, rendered a verdicC
of $14,000 in favor of the plaintiff.

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