North Carolina Newspapers

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Fatt-nfaj Swine.
The propensity to nrqnire Tut in many ani
mals, seems to have been implanted by nature
as a means of protecting them against certain
vicissitudes to which they might he exposed.
The first herbage of tlie season works off the
impurities of the Mood, and cleanses the svstein
tiom Unhealthy humors tennrattng the consti-i .
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enabling the animal to accumulate a store of
strength to carry it forward in its destined
course The bear, and other hybernating ani
mals, acquire an nmouuf of fat by the close of
autumn, which enables them to live through
the long winter without the trouble of seeking
food or eating it. True, it " is rather a low de
gree of life an oblivions sleep but is adapt-
.v, cm iiiinoe iiH-i eini.-M.i-.M nnii in.-. i !-j
joyment The deer also lays up a supply of fat
against winter smaller in amount, to be sure,
than that of the bear, but sufficient with the
food it can ordinarily procure, to carry on the
econoniy.of the system till the return of spring
It is so with the huffj!o.,or bison.; and our do
mestic cattle show, t hat they were originally
endowed with a similar-propensity, which do
mestication has not obliterated
In regard to the hog, if circumstances are
favorable, he is inclined to lay up such a sup
ply of fat during autumn a would render it
ii'inecessary for him to inuu-ru much cM-rciM
or exposure during inclement weather. With
plenty of lard oil to keep his lamp burning,
he would prefer dozing in a bed of leaves in the
forest while the ground is covered with snow,
rather than to grub daily for a li-ing. He
fattens most rapidly in such a state of the at
mosphere as is most congenial to his comfort
neither too hot nor too cold; hence the months
of September ami October are best for making
pork. The more agreeable the weather, the
less is the amount of food required to supply
the waste of life.
Against fattening hogs early in the season,
it may be objected that Indian corn, the crop,
chiefly depended on for the purpose, is not
matured. Taking everything into consider,!
tion, it may heqlytter to begin to feed corn be
fore it is ripe or even at a stage of considera
ble greenness. After the plant has blossomed
it possesses a considerable decree of sweetness
hoirs will chew it, swallow the juice, and leave
nothing but the dry fibrous matter, which they
eject from their months when no more sweet
ness can be extracted. They thrive on this fod
der, and will continue to eat it till the nutri
ment is concentrated in the ear, and then will
eat the c 'b and grain together fill the cob gets
hard and dry. Farmers who have practised
this mode of feeding, consider it more ndvanta-j
,-jreons than to leave the whole crop to ripen, j
tin less they "nave a supply of old com to teed
witli. F.ven in the latter ease, it is questiona
ble whether hogs will not do better on corn
somewhat green than they would on hard corn,
UTiiironnd. True it is not necessary that corn
should be fed nnground, but. much is fed in this
condition, no doubt at a loss.
In many parts of the country swine are fed
considerably on articles which are not readilv
marketable as imperfect fruits, vegetables,
&(. Where such articles are used, cooking
them is generally economical. A mixture of
squashes (either summer or winter squashes)
pumpkins the nearer ripe the better potatoes
beets, and apples, boiled or steamed, and a
fourth or an eighth of their bulk of meal stirred
in while the mass is hot, forms a dish on which
hogs will fatten fast. If skimmed milk or
whey can be had, the cooked food may be put
with it into a suitable tub or vat, and a slight
degree of fermentation allowed to take place
"before the whole is out. The animals will eat
it with avidity, and probably derive more bene
fit from it than if it had not been fermented.
Articles which are of a perishable nature, shoi.Id
be used first in fattening swine, in order to pre
vent waste and turn all the products of the
farm to the best account.
Another quite importaut advantage of early
feeding is the less trouble in regard to cooking
the food and keeping it in proper condition to
feed out. The cooking may be done out of
doors, if convenience of feeding would be pro
moted by it, and there is no expense or trouble
to guard the food against freezing.
Yrffi-tabie Cellars.
It is difficult to "'understand on what principle
eo many market gardeners endeavor to carry
on their business without the necessary conveni
ence of a vegetable cellar.
Without this even in the summer, they must
of necessity be very much at the mercy of
trucksters, who too lazy to cultivate for them
sellves, manage to pick up a smart living on
the industry of others. With the keenest jndg
rueit, it will frequently happen that a gardener
gets a large quantity of produce together, with
the expectation of a quick sale, and finds to
liia mortification that every body else had, like
him, brought a great load, and the consequence
is, that he mtist sell at any price, or spoil his
goods- for want of storage for a night or two. I
lit the fall again, he must sell out, there is
no help for him, and that at 25 per cent be.
low actual prices, and fifty, and often 100 be
low winter prices.
His produce once disposed of, then he has
nothing to do for four or six months, hut squan
der what he toiled so hard for, and all for the
want of an occupation which the selling of his
own produce, would give him supposing he had
a cellar- to store it in .dnring winter.
For a market gardener, we, consider a good
warm cellar ns'ne'cessary a part of his conveni
ences as a horse and wagon.. -- - -'
The Hmbng of Loyalty.
While England's Indian empire is in revolt.
and a war is pending with China,- the late com
mander of the forces id the Crimea, ir VV d
liam Codrington, has been assigned to the com
mand ot the Prince of Wales, who is making
u tonr in the Rhenish provinces. -
The Lo'idon Times is severe upon the Ap
pointment, thnsconclnding its editorial remarks:
"We must frankly confess that this appears
rather a 'drop' for ucn. Codrington the tiril
we mean, from the command of the Crimean
army to the command of We say it with all j
deference, but still it is the fact a bov sixteen !
or, to speak in the iangu
i the laiuruage of the 'Court i
Circular,' 'to attendance upon his Royal High
ness, the Prince of Wales' in his tour up the
Rhine. When the late Archbishop of Canter
bury was raised from the position of a private
clergyman to that of Bishop of London, an old
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dered and hesitated, talked about theological
reading and clerical accomplishments, scholar
ship, &e.
At last, by accident, he hit upon the fact
that the late Prelate was a tutor to the Mar-
jquis of Abercori.'s son, and had always got on
with the Marquis very well. I he out feer
was immediately satisfied. "Oh, if he managed
Abercoru, he cnuld manage any body, or any
diocess." Here is a rise from the management
of one to the management of many. Sir Wil-
jjam (joljringion reverses the process, lit-rises
trom the government of many to that ot one,
lie has prepared himself by leading the Cri
mean army to direct the young Prince of Wa
les. The conduct of the Russian war fits him
A to conduct a Rhenish tour
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other in arms with us China resisting, India j
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important commands are empty, and want
filling, and the commander of the Crimean army
is "going to Konigswinter to be in attendance
on the Prince of Wales." Has Gen. Codring
ton, having gained Knropeau. no ambition for
In. i.aa i. o. .' of i.s lie niieli a courtier that the
successful direction of the Prince of Wales'
Rhine tour has a greater attraction in his eyes
than the suppression of an enormous Indian
A Rich Puff.
A manufacturer and vender of quack-medicines
recently wrote to a friend of his, living out
West for "a good strong," recommendation of
his (the manufacturer's) "JJalsam." In a few
days he received the following, which we call
pretty "strong."
Dear Sir: The land composing my farm
has hitherto been so poor that a Scotchman
could not get his living off it, and so stony that
we had to'sliee our potatoes and plant them
edgeways, but hearing of your balsam, I put
some on the corner of a ten acre lot surrounded
by a rail fence, and in the mornjng I found the
rocks had edtirely disappeared, a neat sloue j
wall euci
circled the field, and the rails were split i
into even
mi wood and piled up symmetrically in
my back yard
1 nut hail an ounce into the middle ot a '
huckleberry swamp, and in 2 days it was
cleared off, planted with corn and pumpkins,
and a row of peach trees in full blossom through
the middle.
As an evidence of its tremendous power, I
would say that it drew a striking likeness of
my oldest daughter, drew my eldest son out of
a mill-pond, drew a blister all over his stomach
drew a load of potatoes four miles to market,
and eventually drew a prize of ninety-seven
dollars in the lottery.
The TOlto-wlnjr tirtrevtK letter has been re-1
ceived by the Secretary of the Navy, from Capt.
Hudson of the Niagara, and we hasteu to lay
it before our readers:
U. S. Frigate Niagara,
Plymouth, Aug. 27, 1851. )
Sir: 1 have the honor to report this ship as
yet anchored off the dock yard at this port. 1
returned from London yesterday, having been
requested to meet the Board of Directors of
the Atlantic ' Telegraph company, with the
other, commanding officers of the vessels em
ployed in this service, Tor the purpose of cousnl
tanion as to whether it was practicable and
safe to lay out the cable in October next. It
was the united opinion of nautical men present
that it might be laid, but attended with risk
and hazard at that advanced season of the
yea r.
The Board have not yet decided whether to
get more cable made and attempt it, or dispose
of what remains to other companies, who are
now in treaty for, and anxious to get it, to
establish a 'telegraphic line direct to India, at
such an important moment in the history of
1 the country. The company seem determined to
consummate their undertaking, i. ud have called
upon three of the best practical machinists and
engineers of Loudon to have a thorough exami
nation, and to report upon the machinery now
on board the Niagara. This will take place on
Tuesday next.
Should they defer laying down the cable
until the middle of July next, which is proba
bly the best time to commend- the work, they
will have abundant time to make three thou
sand miles of telegraphic cable by the 1st of
We hod on board the two ships, two thou
sand five hundred and twenty-etght statute
miles of cable; three hundred mid thirty-five
were lost when the breaks parted the cable. I
am satisfied that it will require three thousand
miles of cable to insure success iu another at
tempt. If the company should not lay out or other
wise dispose of their cable this season, I hope
you will furuish me with special instructions for
my future action with this ship. The officers
and men are in good health. I am, respect
fully, your obedient servent.
Wm. L. Hudson, Captain.
Hon. I. Toucey, Secretary of the Navy.
The Tennessee Eleelton.
The Memphis News an American paper,
thus announces the result of the elections in
We have met the enemy, and we are theirs
All is gone, save honor, and some of our
party lost even that. The Democracy have
whipped us, and whinned us terrihlv W am
unable to tell who they have not elected, as
u neurci irom.
up as follows:
The result may be summed
Americans. I
A teacher of one of the Snndav Sehic
lecturing a class of little girls on the influence
ot pious insirnction in the formation of youth
fnl character.
"Ah, Miss Caroline," said he to one of the
without your good father and nions mntu.w
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- j.jwm.-, on , uiisnereu, aiiss Caroline
"J shouldfcaycjjecij an orphan."
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Views of the English Press in Reference Va the Affairs
of India. ;
"Destroy Delbil" "Raze it to the grortndl"
"Leave not a stone standing!" Delhi is a grand
and venerable city, but swetp it away If t has
a population within its walls of 150,000 indi
viduals, not one of whom is understood tohave
taken arms against us slaughter thenir Del-
hi has many thousands ol lnnuit-nv c
who lie helpless upon the u-sonis u. "-yo ;
mothers burn them a;.! Delhi has a multi-i
tude of old men and old women, m ...rr .-. ,
children ; it has its hopitals ot sick
it has its complement of insane, ot ding, nna
of dead unroof the
.vaJIs that lio.a mem,
plunder the homes inht hey one.., po.
up their streets, ravislCpeir virgins leave not
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he in pools ot iu : . - ;
hour cannot he long reionuu ,
unspeakable horror shall be matched by en-
geance as feat ful and as stern. r:- , - . . , , ' , , . . .
"Not wish will have been conceived oy Maxim by a Man of the World. I-ind en
father or husband in his moment of unujtable j joyment for the body, and the mind will find
aonv which the vengeance of his country me i enjoyment for itself..
will "not amply realize " -Blood tofe .-Wood . j
wrath for wrath! horror msnfferahle tor if nor ,
extreme! and death to a thousand for the death
that everv unit has sustained?
Shch are the horrid and uneartldyj&ell
which proceed from the lips. of a genttmau
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and who gets his insane ravings printed ijvthat i
who sits unmolested in an editorial arnfciiair,
newspaper which tlie late ir kj onneu i iieu i
the "bloody limes" Ihis ardent Uise ;ot
the Fouqnier Taii.ville creed docs not ifMd'sf
name, lie does not advertise for recruitsjh fie
has not as tar as we can ienrii,touereg -g-Jli
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il 01 t o exeeii te t ha t ex te rm i na 1 1 ng in ission wine 11 1
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he has proposed. SSo: he simpiy yn s to n. j
office, mills lu his Shoe.. DtltS Oil 'U!S Slippers, ;
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sits down in his chair and writes. 7
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A Ludicrous Incident. ah jneident took ,. , , . T .
, ... . . , ., - ,., , , ., i "No, Sir," replied the equestrian, "I call it
place at the Junction Hotel this afternoon upon f 1
i. i .i . - i t i- i : a pre-a ruble"
the arriva! or the train from Indiunapo! A j 1
gen; u n and lady, inspired with a sudden re-j A gentleman regretting the loss of his first
cognition, were observed to run frantically into j i the presence of his sn ond wife, was told
each other's arms, and tlie fun ot it was . tliat that no one had more reason to wish his lor
after a hearty embrace they discovered that both j iner spouse alive than she had.
'had the advantage.' They were strangers, j Au Irish advertisemont reutls: -Missing from
but the ady mistaking h.m lor her dear cousin, Jane Q'Fogarty. she had in her arms
pmr, e' had embraced him .while he, ' I two ail( a GVrnsey cowall black,
halt defined recollection of havmg seen her be- . w;t. torto;Re com,,s heiid
fore went in lemons and got squeezed. I heir ; ,)(ir ejM iiud ,a r a down ,u,r back
mutual eiiibarrassii.ent upon the discovery ot . wlVIi nillt3 uvvfuiiv
the mistake can be imagined.)
Tbe Greatest Steam Invention yet.
The Raton Rouge Gazette, under the above
heading, has the followin: -
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an engine which can be constructed, boiler ana
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'Win S. A.artiu, of this city, has invented
ill i, 101 uuuui qJV,
The niachn e is
o simple
that we might with propriety say it is mereiy '
. .in iKi-niu- i.ii.i. t L- i i; .r in. no nuiri. i-iioiii The :
steam udiuitted inTo the centre ol a drum or
evruider. in which the shaft works: from this
ower ,s B).,,ed directly without further frit-
; tjou The oilier day we saw the perbteted
model of the engine pumping water about 20
feet and throwing it into a reservoir at the
brewery. This is the apparatus wanted for
getting in a cheap manner -me or two horse
power to drive small machinery. Mr St. Mar
tin has made application for letters patent, and
when he gets them, we think he. has a fair
prospect ahead to realize something from' the
result of his genius.
A Sweet Potatoe Pone.
Stir together, till very light and white,1three
quarters ol a pound of fresh butter, and three j
quarters of a bound of novvdered white- suv.ur. j.
adding two table spoonfuls of ginger? -
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noniKl ano n iiHwiitrtiwitiHOi'S. 15eat eight
eggs, very light, and stir them gradually, into
the butter and suve-f, in turn, with the grated!
sweet potatoe. Dissolve a teaspoonful of sal- j
eratus or soda, in a will of sour miik, and stir j
it in at the last, beating the whole very hard, j
Butter the inside of a tin pan. Put in the
mixture, and bake it four hours, or more. It
should be eaten fresh. j
We hope some one of the many excellent
house-keepers iu this vicinity will give the above
receipt a fair trial
i fair trial. Try it, good matrons, we
you will be pleased with your expert -
A Long Term.
A convict was discharged from Sing Sing
prison on the 5th inst, who had spent thirty
years iu the State prison. lie was sent to the
old city prison in 1823, for the term of fourteen
years. He was one ot the chain-gang sent to
Sing Sing m 1828, to build that prison. At
the expiration of his term he was out about
three years men sent onca ior ten jeais. n
was out only three months; was drunk all the
time; was then taken up and sent for S'X years ;
that time expired on the fifth. He has been a
good convict ; has been punched only once du
ring the entire thirty years; he is now in good
health; is fifty-six years old. and is a 'superior
mason and stone cutter, He intends to devote
the balance of his life to himself. Syracuse
Important from Sou'h Anirriea.
Washington, Sept. 14. Advices received
here, represent that the British Minister at
Lima had been murdered by six Peruvians.
The Costa Rican government has decreed
Walker's expedition piratical.
The Hon. Edward Stanly has been nomina
ted for Governor of California, by the Settlers'
The Difference. A German replied as
follows to the revilings of a Nati ve.:2: )t u-i ti
"That gentleman taunts me with . uotdhtaving
been horn here as he has. Let tne tell the
gentleman that my only excuse is, that I am
an American from choice, while he is one from
necessity. If there is any difference between
ns it is that I came into this country with my
trowsers on, while the geutleman came into it
naked." : -
Rail Road Poeiry.
The Hillsdale Standard has the following:
A "dead head"-on the Central Road sent
his expired pass to the Superintendent, Rice,
with the following on its back;
Bless my stars, .
No more on the cars
As a dead head I'll ride on a rail,
Unless Mr Rice
Should take my advice,
And send me a pass by tlie mail.
To which Mr Rice responded:
The conductor will pass
The bundle of gas,
From July to the middle of Lent, ,i:
Like any dead head,
Without paying "a-red,"
Let him ride to his heart's content.
. mcide at Niagara Falls. -A man who reg
I islered- his nnme na W T Allan fm... Kpot
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I 5i!,S'a'"3. thtew himself from Table Rock, Fri-
N P AVI T TE V ll LE; N. 0,
Ax acquaintance of ours, one of those precious
clever fellows who always find every thing but
after they have been told it, says that the very
names of the f Atlantic Telegraph Squadron
presumed failure. The Cydnps hinted that the
Directors wefe half blind," the Agamemvoit that
they had estimated by Troy "weight instead id
taking care avoir due Poise, and the Niag.ita
that there would be a Great Fall. He is au
A worthy friend of ours, but who is imbued
with very strong prejudices against the Irisdt,
says that the failure of the Atlantic Telegraph
Cable may be entirely attributed to the fact ot
its having started from Ireland. lie alludes
to the well known habit of improvidence among
the Irhdi, and asks the Directors, hoW, with
me i if
the system of '. our that is
: t..,,!.,,.,) thev cver couia exntet to
0ne of the daily papers says; "On Sunday
Travis, the notorious pistol shoote'i
and spoi ling man, eloped iroui Saratoga wim
a daughter of a gentleman of that place, whose
age is reported about fifteen."
If the gentleman s age was only about fiftn n
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how tery votithtul his runaway daughter must be
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The saving of a White Mountain stage-driver !
to ;l Xew Yorker sit ti;ig with him, "I s'pose if
j went deown to York I should geawk reauml
jcsl as yau fj feil VJ, ,e,e js not bad.
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An old geutleiimn wishing to be at
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trt lie tnii.r hi to sim i e Two nr three lr:ti
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iq ne liuimu to amoie. i wo or mree trials
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"Zounds, Sir, do you call this an amble?"
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From the foregoing de cription, which is the
cow, and which is Jane O'Fogarty?
A showman has been exhibiting a new prodi-
i gy under the name of "the woman who never j
moved since living in this cit-. The card drew
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immensely, until it was a
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resided here but three
that she
mon t hs
A gentleman replied to a female vagrant
who accosted him. that he never rave to ber-
gars in the street. "If I knew where yer
honor lived," quickly responded the woman,
i "I'd be after calling at your house, and then I
; shouldn't interfere with y
,our arrangements.
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vv ny is twice ten Use twice eleven: liecanse j
twice ten is twenty, and twice eleven is tweii-y-lo
There are two kinds of family jars; into one
you put your sweet meats, and into the other
you put your foot.
There came a mouse to the Custom-house,
And on his back he carried a louse.
"What duty on lice?" the mouse cried thrice.
"Tlie louse's hide!" tiiey all replied.
And by the decision did the mouse abide.
And they, skinned the louse to pay tlie duty,
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"Surely," said they, "official toils
Must be recompensed with occasional spoils "
A fashionable countess asking a young noble
man which he thought the prettiest dowers,
roses or tulip. , he replied, with great gallantry.
"Y'our ladyship's two lips before ail tiie roses
in tlie world "
Two persons contending very sharply on
mailers regarding a late election, got to rather
high words, when one of them said, "You nev
1 1 er catch a becoming out of mv mouth." The
j olhcr ,. llvd
! u out Ju fu8t
'You iiiuv well say that, for they
ist that nobodv can catch 'em."
"If you don't give me a penny," said a young
hopeful to his mamma, T Know a boy that's
got the measles, and I'll go and catch ihein; so
I will!"
A farmer who told a friend of his, who had
come lioui town lor a lew clays' shooting, that
he ouce had an excel Icul gun that went off im-
mediately upon a thief coining into the house,
; although not charged
'Wonderful gim, indeed,
said the sports-
,.,. ,linv llie deuce did it happen? Must
nave ueen an gun.' . ;
"N'oi at ali," saiu the farmer; "the thief and
it vent ; 'jf together, and before 1 had tunc to
charge him wi.'.hit."
One of the hex writes, ratlier spicily, "that
though a few Awcrieuii ladies live in idleness,
the majority as yet work theiuseives into early
graves giving the men an opportunity to tiy
two or three iu the course ol their own
rous lives."
"Pa! is it when these newspaper folks are j
iroinsr to tell a side-snbttiii.r storv thnt thevnv!
'joking aside?'"
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Which, my dear young lady do you think
the merriest place in the world?"
lhat immediately above the atmosphere
that surrounds the earth, I should think: be
am told that there all bodies lose their
During a trial, the other day, a constable,
testifying with regard to a lady, said, "I know
nothing of her but what I hear the neighbors
say; and, in my opinion, what women say of
one another is not worthy of belief."
The proprietor of a forge, not remarkable
for correctness of language, but who, by honeei
industry. Had real. zed a comtoriable indepen
deuce, being called upon at si fcocial meetim
for a toast, ga e "Success to forgery."
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A Western -gent, at the St. Nicholas, the
other day, having taken possession of his room
locked it up to go out into the city, and leav
ing the key at the bar told the clerk with great
simplicity "not to wait dinuer for him."
A Toledo paper reports a speech made by a
getitleina'n r.f that city who just been elected to
an important office in a military company. The
recipient of honors, being called out for a speech
mounted the rostrum and said;
"My brave men: them who voted for me I
respect them who din't, I disgust."
- Samuel Hall Esq. Tbe Savannah Republican
learns from good authority that the Hon.
Samuel Hall, one of the Buchanan Electors of
Georgia, has openly denounced Buchanan and
Walker.' and says that he intent-Is to support B.
n. Hilf for Governor.
Mr Hall has published a card stating that
the whole story is false. "
FA Y K T T K V I L L K , N. C.
atir l iy, Scntember2G. (SrT.
TS5 C. C. McCacMURx is our duly authorized
tijre'Jt for the collection of all cla ms iluc this o3ice.
Persons desirous of the immediate insertion of their
Advertising favors must hand t'u in in hy THURSDAY
AFrrc!ls )'.)", otherwisi! the-- will not appear until
the succeeding veek. Our friend will please hear
this in mind as we intend to maji it a rule tritioti
We publish io-iliiy some of the details of this
most deplorable shipwreck and loss of life du
ring the late storm off the Atlantic coast.
The daily papers for the past week have
been full of details respecting the calamity
and we condense the billowing particulars fr m
'he great mass of description and detail before i
us. The chief engineer has published a lot g
statement in defence of himself, rendered ne
cessary by the very severe remarks respecting
his conduct which have appeared in many of
the papers " We have not room for hiscard,but
we confess that had he remained on board with
the captain and other brave otm-crsof the ship,
at least till mure of the male passengers had
been conveyed to the rescuing vessels, we might
look with more allowance upon his desertion.
Thy gaiiaut IleriKioii remained on board and
went down with his ship but we see it stated
in some of our papers that there are strong
hopes entertained of his resent?, as several lights
were observed moving about the scene of the
wreck by the rescued passengers who last left.
It is not improbable that a great many more
passengers were saved by other vessels which
have not yet reached port. Among those said
to be certainly lost are Mr Charles Taylor of
Washington N. C, and puiser John V. Dob
bin of this plaee, brother of the late Secretary
of the Navy. We condense the following par
ticulars, containing the latest intelligence and
all the points of interest;
Norfolk, Sept. IS The barque Eioise,
with fifty, of tne passengers of the steamer
Central Anurca, arrived here ihis morning.
She foundered at sea on SnMir 'ay. and fifty
of the passengers -were rescind by the Kloise,
including twenty-six females The officers are
all supposed to be lot,. except Frazicr.
Tlie chief engineer. Ashby look the boat
ami d-serted. There was $2,000,000 in spe
cie on board, all of which is lot.
Officers all lost except second mate. The
Kmpire City will sail at ten this morning for
New York, with the survivors.
Savanxah, Sept. 18 P. M. The following
particulars iu regard to lite wreck of the Cen
tral America we have obtained Irom tne
i sf nfi'i's now liere.
j. ryrnrcmrirr-nj .it; JTCTiry IT. ' CldhJi.
We left Havana Sept 8th, having had de
lightful weather and a calm sea from the time
of leaving Aspinwall. In the afternoon of the
day of sailing from Ilnvana a fresh breeze
sprung up, and 04 Wednesd .y morning it com
menced blowing very strong.
Tlie gale continued all day and at night it
was still increasing and raining in torrents.
On Thursday the wind blew a complete hur
ricane and the sea ran very high. Through
Friday thestorm raged with unabatiug fury,
and at 11 o'clock A. M., it was first known
among tlie passengers that the steamer had
sprung a leak and was making wafer fast. A
line was formed and all tne men went to work
haiiit g from her cnuin.i room, the lilts having
been already extinguished by the water.
After some hard work we gained on the wa
ter so much as to be able to get up steam a
gain, but held it so but for a few minutes,
when the water again rose on us and the cii-
! g'n,'s topped then loreverl Jaiimg was stm
eoiitinuefl in till pans oi ine snip, anu M'j.i up
until she finally went down
During Friday night the water gained grad
ually, hut all being in good i-pir.ts we worked
to the hi st of our ability, b.i;iiJi that when
morning came we might possibly speak some
vessel and thus be saved.
The fa t,i 1 Saturday came at last, but brought
nothing but increased fury. Still we worked
on. About 2 o'clock p. m. the storm lulled a
little, and the clouds broke away, when hope
was renewed, and all again oikud bke giants
At 4 o'clock p. m. we espied a sail, and fired
gnus, our flag being at half mast. To our joy
we 'ere seen, and soon (he brig Marine, ol
Boston, hove down upon us. We then cons.d-
ered oiir safetv certain. She came near and
S,,e laid by about a mile distant, and we
Wlt,, lhe ai(1 on, thrce hoatsa tliat hilU
l)een saved friM thJe , of tl,e stondaced
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j ,iin,
IsllW Ol lf
As evening approached, we discovered anoth
er sail, which responded to our signals anil
came near us. Capt. Herudou told them our
condition and asked if they would lay by aud
send a boat as we had none left. He promis
ed to do so, but it was the last we saw of her
except at a distance, which grew greater and
greater every moment.
At 7 o'clock we saw no probability of keep
ing float much longer, although we felt that
." ... .-.
i we could do so untr morning an wouia oe
'j saved. In a short tsme a heavy sea for the
first time broke over her ui per deck, and all
I hope faded fat away from desponding hearts.
Life preservers were supplied to all, and as
we sent up two more rockets to attract the at
tention of any sail that might still he'near us,
a tremendous sea swept over-us, and in a mo
ment more the steamer went down I
I think some 400 or 450 souls were launched
npon the ocean at the nieley of the waves.
The sti rm by this time bad entirely subsid
ed, and we all kept near together and went as
the wav. s took ns. There was nothing or very
little said except that each one cheered his fel
low comrade on, and courage was t: r.S kept
up for two or three hours, and I think for that
space of time none had drowned, but tho.-e who
could not swim became exhausted, and one by
one gradually passed to eternity.''
The hope that boats would be sent to os
from the two vessels we had spoken soon Hed
us, and our trust was alone in providence, and
wjiftfr' better triXst tcould yoir-or I ask for? I
saw my poor comrades fast sinking mound tne,
and at 1 o'clock that night I was nearly alone
upon the ocean, some two hundred miles from
I however still heard shouts from all that
could do so that were not far from me, but I
could not see them
Within an hour from this time I saw a ves
sel 1 judged aliout one mile Irom me i:.king
fresh courage I struck out for the vessel and
reaclud it when nearly exhausted, but I was
daawn on board by ro es as soon i.s perceived.
The vessel proved to be a Norwegian balk
ifi-'.m Balize, Honduras, bound (r Fiiluiouth,
Kdgland. 1 toned on board of lit r Mnn two
or three of my comrades, and at 9g o clock
next morning we had 4S noble fellows on board
and these av all 1 know of having been saved.
We stayed about the place until we thought
that all alive had been rescued, and then set
We found the bark short of provisions and
the crew living on gruel. We had some tea
and coffee to refresh ouiselves with, and at
coon on Sunday spoke the Aimr.cnu b.iik
Saxony, bound for Savannah, who Mippiicd us
with provisions aid took five of us on board.
Our names are 15. II Ridley, of Maine; .In
hez Howes, of San' Fra im;co ; Samuel W.
Leek of Maim-; Adolph Fmh rick, ol S:iit
Francisco, and Henry II. fluids, of New
'he Not wrg'an barque set sail for Char!es-
ton No.if'o'k we presume with the bal nice
of the fort'-'itne passsehgers. 1 heir names itis
fortuimfely, I cannot give. The few recollect
ed are, Capta n l I'lger, of Btltimore; Mr Fra
zicr, the second officer 11. F. Hmwii, of Snera
meiiio; l!i!!y I rch, of San Franc. Sco min
strels; A J.Kasto -, of San Franc. sco; Flet
cher of Auguxta, - e.
There is a lad saved, some seven years of 4
age, whose mother was with tlie other ladies
placed on Hoard the brig.
1. S Tin-re were three passengers that got
into the boats that saved the women and chil
dren which are known to me. The r names
are: Mr Priest of Long Island; Thos Payne
Sanfortl. of Connecticut, and Jones.
Mr Oliver P Manluc gives the following nar
rative: The .torm commenced shortly after e left
Havana, and continued with meat violence,
creasing net il Friday. On Fr.di.y a! r. e-n
all hands were culled up to bail the v. v, !,
which continnetl to ship wa er. Ali wtm v
work with buckets, barrels, bai
contir.ucd all IViday ntghi
about -2, p. tn , oeii the '
in sight. All the l.r.t.ts ::
ini'qm.' .Warm-',
in! c:i:idren v. ,
i tlie chief ci
on her abiiut I), p. ill-, a
lcf: with t i in.
In b.uuch.i.g t.l.t: boats, two tit l tie h
wefe stve, and the ot her t-U'ee ere doj.ati 1;
ed with the wt iineu m-d ce:i'!r u --tt Minser.
The Marine was to ab-it u :r .! . If, am!
liv the t.meth : boats r.-i.-hed her it . im
evidei t that t 1 must go Ywi, i e-
Inn. tin V ii-ot bii. k. .Miiliy Seized npo.i innis
1 .. i i r ; l . i
lot spars, chars, ami tiie-preservei wn.ic oiu-
i-rs rushed below to m i tire their tiensiire. I bv
eonfusii.n :il this lime became very great, but
all acted w th coolness all endeavoring to
make a last i ff -i t for their own sad ty The
verse gave three birches. oine passengers jum
ping off at each lurch. Those who went with
the first and second lurch had swam off some
distance, but the great mass remained On dec k
until she went down, which was about a min
ute or two afterwards.
1 h id provided myself with a life preserver
ami a piece of ?pnr. deti rmiiied to go down
pas-i vvMth t t;e vessel and the grrat. mass of fh
I sen ire IS. all of whom .-totiil nboin. Invieing
themselves and securing the most valuable ar
ticles to buoy t lit m up.
She finally went clown, stern foremost. I
was standing near the smoke stack at the time,
and we were ali dragged under the water with
t he sinking ship. - The general supposition is
that we were drawn under at least twenty feel;
when we arose to the surface we ere nearly
stifled. The rap dity with which I was drawn
tore the spar from my hands and the life pre
server Irom my body; ami when I reached the
surface, my clothing wasalmost stlipp-d off me.
I however met a friend who had two life
preservers, atirl he gave me one, and we seized
on pieces of the wreck, which helped to .sustain
-On reaching the surface there were at least
400 passengers struggling about'; most of t hem
having lost their life preservers; others were
seizing on piece of the wreck which ca:i.e up
with ns. The captain hail cut away the upper
works of the vessel, so that whc-i the hull sunk
they would float off; but they were dragged
down aed came up in fragments, ai d doithihss
many were kill, d, stunned and drowmd by
being struck by pieces of the wrick, whilst to
others tiny were the ultimate means of safetv.'onal flashes of bglitnii.g showed in
each other a sea of struggling forms. Ail
sttove to encourage their friends with hopes
which were scarce felt by themselves. t firt
we were altogether iu a mass, but s,.oit the
waves separated n, and at each su.-cessivo
flash of lightning we discovered that we w re
being scat' ered over a wide area, and soon we
foui'd ourselves sjiparent ly alone on the bouu
d!es ocean
The rest of the account does not differ from
that already received from Savannah. He con
cludes by saying that
"By- about ten odoek I was picked up by
the Ellen, and had the satisfaction of finding
several others on board."
The Empire City sailed frr.n' Norfolk yes
terday at 11 o'clock, with ninety of t e rescued
Several other statements n furnish
ed, but it is believed that the above eontiin
all the most inteiestiug particulars
From the statement of Mr Chili's, we learn
tliat the gale of the Olli, increased on the lOih
1 1 1 Ii and 12th, till the latter (Saturday) after
noon, when it blew a perfe- t hurricane. Tlie
steamer, at tin- time, was approaching the
co. dines of the j.uf stream, off t'ape Hattcrns
where the current of the stream mee.s the
waters ofthe broad Atlantic. The i. m rii ni
was from the North and North West. The
course of the gulf stream is from th- southwsird.
Even in the pbn ld waters of a bay, durii g a
blow, the "tide r j pie" is a rough and danger
ous spot for small limits which freely navigate
the rest of its Miiface. It appears t have
been in the immediate vicinity of this monstrous
ocean "tide ri pie." a spot rarely free from
great commotion of the water, that the Central
America went down. Upon tlie Saturday
night when the appaling disaster occurred, the
gale hail continued Irom the northward for four
days, blowing wii.'i a violence rarely if ever
equalled; even ;n lhat stormy spot. " The sur
face of the ocean was lashed into a sheet of
foam which those oflicers and seamen, who
passed through the gale in safety upon other
vessels, descr.bed as unknown in
of their lives. The ci-oss-chnppmg of the sea
by opposing currents, the fury of the wind, and
! the force of the breakers wiikb came aboard

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