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FAYETTEVILLE, N C
SATURDAY, February 6, 185
JFifC. G. MoCrummkx is our duly authorized
aent for the collection cf all claims due this office.
fcr8nns desirous of the immediate insertion of their
ndvertisinsr favors mut hand them in by WEDNES
DAY" MOIiMlNG. otherwise they will not appear until
tlie succeed in,? week. Our friends will please bear
this in mind as we intend to make it a rule without
Z. fThis Paper will continue to be published as
usual. Tlie Ftlitoria.1 department is at present in
'cli urge of the subscriber, who, will attend to its
duties, until other Arrangements are made, when
tho public will be apprised.
Democrats cf Cumberand Attention
You are hereby notified that a meeting
Avill be hold at the Court House in Favette
ville, on the 4th of Mnrch next (it "being
Thursday of the week of our County Court)
at 3 o'clk P. M. The object of this meet
ing is to appoint delegates to tlie Charlotte
Convention which is to assemble on the 1 1th
of April for the purpose of nominating a
suitable democratic Candidate for Governor, j
Our County meeting may perhaps take no
tice of other matters respecting the welfare
of the party, itc. ojc. A full attendance of
locrats is earnes
This call for a County meeting is
at the ropiest of the party generally.
lion. Jesse G-. Shepherd.
The fallowing ( 'nmmimicatioii was sent to us
l,it wieh, but not reaching this place before we
were going to press, was unavoidably omitted in
our last i.-.-ur. It is with pride and pleasure that
we now lay it before our readers. The recoynmeii
diithu of our esteemed fellow citi;:cn, who heads
this aili-le and who is the Mihject of the letter ot
our lJobeson County cornpondent, to the high
portion of Jovcrnor of this Slate, will, no doubt,
meet with a hearty response from the democrats
in this and the adjoining counties, and his claims
will also be favorably regarded by the State at
lartre. It is useless for us to attempt to add unv-
thhicr to the hiirh reputation which Mr Shepherd
bus already won for himself. Whether we regard
him in the light of a Christian gentleman, and citi
zen, an able attorney, an upright and consistent
politician, a liberal supporter of the works of in
ternal improvement not only for his own Section,
bill for every other portion of the State: or whether
we 1 ok back ;it the last L.cgioiuturo and witness
the dignified, honorable and satisfactory manner
'with which he discharged the trust then reposed in
him as Speaker of the House of Ctii.mons.
all must aceerd to him the meed of praise, and feel
perfect confidence in him, knowing that he wil
faithfully perform the functions of the Gubernato
rial ()ili.:e, should he.receiv- the monination and be
elected to the Same. At the same time we are
awnre thai Mr Shepherd is not a man to put him
self forward in the attitude to seek office of trust
or profit; if therefore, he fills them they must seek
His course lias been marked by a modesty
reflects a bright example to all young politi-
would put to blush some older heads in
the political world.
We think with -'M
that the Central portion of
the State shoul 1
considered ill the Charlotte
Convention, and Cumberland county is in a central
position. Hut like "M"' although we show a pref
erence for Mr Shepherd, we feel an abiding confi
dence' in the wisdom of the Convention that what
ever choice shall there be made we will gi o it a
cordial and hearty support, and we believe the
democracy of this region will go hand in hand
with us for the good cause. Our motto is "every
thing for principle nothing for men."
J'y'r the Carol .;;.
'Tlobeson Co , Jan. 2S, 15S.
As the time is approaching when the
democratic party will be called on to select a
Standard bearer for the next Gubernatorial
vuiou, io,i u.i ii, ia out 1. 1 uuunt u ut w e snou u
.,o..:.i , ...... 1., ,1,,,
bring out the full strength of our party against
the combined forces of Whigs. K now-Nothintrs,
and Distribution Democrats, who will be ar
ranged in solid phalanx against the only party
in whose hands the Union, and institutions of
our country are safe. Let me through the
columns of yous paper call upon the party
throughout the State to rally as one man and
stave the State. It is not my object to discuss
1 he claims of any gentleman whose name .has
been spoken of in connection with that office, or
"whose claims may be urged by their friends at
the Charlotte Convention for having the utmost
confidence in the wisdom and patriotism of that
body we will support its nominee whether he
Vie from the'Ea-t, from the West, or from the
middle portion of the State.
Within the last eight years the East and the
West have been favored by the party in the
selection of the candidate, and now we submit;
it is nothing but fair that the claims of the
central portion of the State should be regarded.
We know of no man who would command
more influence throughout the State than the
Hon. J . G. Shepherd, of Cumberland, posses
sing as he docs, a high order of talent and
being favorably known throughout the State,
we have no doubt but with him for our stand
ard bearer, we will march bravely on to victory
and we recommend him to the Convention
hoping his claims will not be disregarded
-- " M-
The above is the title of a New Weekly pub
lished at lJutherfordton, N. C. It is a neatly
printed sheet, devoted to local and general' news,
and neutr.il in politics. L- P. Erwin, proprietor
and G. W. Logan, Lsq., Editor. Price $2 per
annum in advance.
The President's Special Message.
In to-days paper we lay before our readers
the profound and patriotic Message of the
President respecting Kansas, As we expected
he reccommends the speedy admission of that
Territory into the Union. No President since
the days of Jackson, has had so much to con
tend with as him who is now at the helm of
the Union ; and certainly not one has been more
bold and fearless in meeting every difficulty
which has presented itself in the Executive
path-way. Our belovei Union need never fear
so long as it has such a true and disinterested
patriot to pilot itj ship of State amid; the -tn
muus ana Urrnls of fanaticism whether
" tlie-v j
south ; f
emanate from the North or from the Soutl
from the East or from the West. Mr
anan's course thus far on this as well as other
affairs of the country with which he has to do,
shows that he is equal to the trying crisis which
is !iv,w before that couutrv; and we
,ti t !
. - i
that he will conduct her safe to the haveu ofl
peace and quietness. We also feel assured
that he will continue to win the love of his
countrymen, and the admiration and applause
of the civilized world.
Owing to the great length of tht Message
we are compelled to omit other interesting mat
ter -'TIzc Admission cf Kansas Duty cf
The Washington Union, in an article under the
above caption thus truthfully lnys down the posi
tion of the democracy of the Southern States in
" Whatever may be the case at the North,
there is at the South, and among Southern
men, but one opinion and one party on this
subject. Firm, united and determined, they
will sustain the ltolicv of the T resident, and
demand - a laithlul adherence to the principles
of the .Nebraska act by the prompt and uncon
ditional mlm'ssiou of Kansas into the Union
under the Leeompton constitution. The black
republican leaders and journals of the country,
discovering that this is so. have, with their
characteristic readiness !or
li piSt !('
all who disagree with them in opinion, already
let on foot tlie charge that such wouM no!
have been tlie position of t he Son! h had l:n'-n
asked for admission into the Uu.on as a Irvc
instead of a tdave State. The charge is as un
true as it is unjust ami iiiheral. 7'he South
i- governed by no such narrow and selfish mo
tives. Her people ure emphatically a law
abiding, fair-dealing people. They demand
nothing but what is rigid; they want nothing
that is wrong. Animated by an honest desire
to do justice to others while demanding it for
! themselves, they have only to be convinced
i that a measure is right to accord to it their
warm and earnest support; and knowing that
jit is right, they stop not to inquire whether its
successful establishment will redound most to
1 their own or to the interest of their northern
brethren. In this spirit they
ccpt.ed. and endorsed the Nabrasiia act
regarded and still regard it as the best, safest,
laud only constitutional mode of settling the
! vexed question of slavery in the Territories; and
! it is because of this conviction, and because
they believe the Lecoinptoii constitution to
I have been framed in entire accordance there
with, that they will insist upon tne admission
of Kansas in the Union under that constitution.
That the srreat body of them would prefer to
see that Territory come into the Union as a j
, , . ,- i r i " cj. . i
had it applied for admission as a lice State, we i
have no hesitation in believing (and in this be
lief we arc fully sustained by the declarations
of the southern press, and southern men before
the character of its constitution, had been de
termined) that they would have advocated its
admission with the same earnestness and unani
mity that they now do It is not to establish
slavery in Kansas that they are contending;
but it is that a groat principle may be enforced
and permanently fixed as the future policy of
the country. "
We know that this is the exact position of North
Carolina. The democratic party of our State most
heartily endorse the views of President Buchanan,
touching this subject. They advocate the admis
sion of Kansas into the Union under the Lecoinp
toii Constitution, because they believe there is a
principle of "States' rights" involved in the tri
umph of w hich will be felt a beneficial Influence not
only -is regards the States individually, but also
collectively. The doctrine that each Territory
t-hall frame its own constitution by a tribunal of its
own selection, and after which application shall be
made to Congress for its admission, if based upon
the sam- principle as that of the right of any of
the States now in existence, to regulate its own
domestic institutions. This, every fair minded
man must see is not only liberal but just. We
know this is the grand reason why tho democracy
! of North Carolina, in fact, of all the Southern
, . ,, . , c i .
States are so strong in their advocacy of the im
! mediate admission of Kansas: The South believes
that the people of that Territory were serious and
in good faith when diey made preparatory steps to
form a State Government, and become one of the
Union. She did not stop to enquire whether or
not the Kansas Constitution had a slavery clause as
one of its features, but the question with her as
well as with the President is, has that Territory
formed her Constitution by the sanction of its own
, i . i i i i i. .. ..I. .-v,-
lerral 11 lounai, ci eaieo. o ine ooei ui nawm --
ereifru peoiue. jeiiewig uie i.iie"ujiuii v.oo-
... . ... .i .i...
StlLUllon comes Ui eu 1 1 1 e vj mjuufua-uir, im- nm (
;.,. , ,.l;.1r it soul mnmfiirtlipr. !
' V -V " ' ' - f-. "
"The Warrentcn News."
This indefatigable democratic sheet comes t
in a new dress, and presents a considerably
proved appearance in its mechanical execution.
- i. . l x' .-. T .1-1.. t.v
The Vews is now cnangeu nom u, ,-e.u. . imj o
a weekly, but the paper is enlarged. We hope its
Editor will have abundant success, pecuniarily,
The North Carolina Planter."
We have received the first number of this Ag
ricultural Journal published by A- M. Gorman, at
ilalebdi, X. C. It is in a neat pamphlet form,
containing 32 pages. The price is $1 per annum, j
pavable invariably in advance. G. W. West
brook, Esq., is the Horticulture editor. We hope
it will suoeeed.
The February number of this periodical is at
hand and quite interesting. Its contents are "Ham
ilton and Burr" Praeceptor Aniat," "Voices from
the Forest No IV," "Street Music," "The Pun
tan, "Xeill Guinn," "Trip to Cuba No V" "The
Life March," &c. 5cc.
D. X. MoRae, Esq., at Wilmington,
We learn by the Wilmington journal, that Mr
McTiae addressed the citizens of that place on the
28th ult. The pith of the address was the defence
of himself from the attacks of-certain of the demo
cratic Press in the State respecting his departure
from the faith of the party in one important article
of its creed, viz; '-that the General Government
does not possess the Constitutional right to dis
tribute among the States separately the property
or land which these States have ceded to it in trust
for the benefit of ull the States in their federal car
nacitv." It appears that Mr Mcllae occupies the 1
verv po-ition on tbjs question which tlie vmg
Know Nothing and overy other party has, which
iir Jifwt;i- lotlie Democratic nnrtv, Tins of itself
ought to be a sufficient reason fur him to weigh
wJji tliat position; to tn down and eomit the coit
to himsflf, and that partv of which he still maiuf
talus he is a member. The fact too, that the uni
ted voice of the democratic Press of North Carolina
lias been raised against the doctrine which he
holds, wbHe the united opposition. Press gives to it
. . i . .. .. f,innro smn
ana nimseii on niui uccouni men. iuuun.uu..vv
i -h should
UppOll Ult; luuuui yjyjyx i ti.Timii t
cnlmlv pause and consider whether he is not there
by giving Ids aid and influeuce to the enemy.
The Journa I with its usual skill and ability,"
brings forward a body of conclusive testimony to
show that the position of the democratic party rela
tive to distribution is the correct one. It quotes
from such democratic authority us Calhoun, Jack
son, Buchanan, and Wm. 11. King, and it also
produces the admissions (from the other side) of
Webster and Clay. These authorities are too high
for us to disregard, and they but .strengthen us in
the conviction that we are right and our oppo.
ncats are wrong. The testimony of these great
Statesmen will crush all the flimsy arguments . of
our modern distributicnMs ai:d must scatter them
and its advocates to the winds.
We would like to copy the quotations which the
Journal has brought to bear with so much force on
the subject, but we deem it prudent to defer this to
another time when it will be found equally as ne
cessary and appropriate as the present, and be
sides Mr. McRao will probably bo in this place on
Tuesday next, and address our citizens on the
same subject, when we will have an opportunity of
hearing what he has to say for himself and we then
can make our own deductions accordingly. For
our own irt we c innothope to handle this matter
with any thing like the ability which the Journal
has, but our ardor to uphold side by side with it the
same good oil democratic faith 'shall burn with
The Goldsborough Tribune informs us that
Mr. MeKae addressed the cit zens of that place
on the 3rd inst. That paper states, it was pretty
much a repetition of the one delivered by Mr. M
at Wilmin "ton.
Lieutenant John N. Maffitt.
The Charleston (S. C.) Mercury of the 27th ult.
thus alludes to this scientific officer of the U- S.
Navy. "We are pleased to see that one whose
early associations are identified with old Fayette
ville should be held in such high estimation fit Lit
M. is in other quarters of the country. Coming as
the remarks do from so respectable a source as the
Mercury they may well be considered a compli
ment: "Lieut. Mafkitt, yesterday transferred the
command of the Ilydrographical division of the
Coast Survey, upon this section of the work
which he has held for several years, to our
respected townsman, Lieut. Trios. B. IIugeu,
, , , . . x. , ...
who lias been apoomteu to that position
Lieut. M AFFiT has been detached from tlie
Coast Survey at his own rccpiest, and has appli
ed to the Secretary of the Navy for orders in
the service to which he has recently been so
honorably restored. In severing a connection
which for several years, has brought him into
intimate association with our citizens, it gives
us pleasure to speak of the high character
which he has established in our community,
personally and. professionally. His frank and
manly bearing, and his uniform courtesy and
kindness of tone and sentiment, have secured
the respect and esteem of many attached friends,
His services, whose general efficiency has been
again and again recognized in the most flatter
ing manner by th.fdistinguished head of tl: Coast
Survey, have linked his name inseparably with
the commerce of our city, by the discovery of
the channel which bears his name and which
if not already will soon be the best channel of
While his many friends regret the separation
Lieu. Maffitt may feel assured that hecarrics
with him their warmest wishes for a prosperous
and honorable career, in whatever sphere of
j duty he may be assigned to."
Decision in the Supreme Court.
By Pearson, J. In Edgertort v Spivey,
from Johnston, directing a venire de novo.
Also, in Carroll v. White, in equity from
Sampson; demurer sustained, and will dis
missed. Also, in Garrison v Blount, in
equity from Beaufort, dismissing the bill."
Also, in Perry v Meiidenhall, in equity from,
Guilford, directing a decree for plaintiff.
Also, in Berry v Sloan, in equity frofti
Orange, report set aside and referred again!
Also, in Ireland v Forest, in equity "frpur
Alamance, dismissing the bill. Also'iri
Lambert v Hobson, in equity from ltan
dolpjh, dismissing the bill. Also, in Spruill
v Trader, fr iiu Hertford, amrmino- the
. , .
Vlso, in Abt Miller, from VaVe
rsed and judgment for plaintiff. Also,
oward v Hanff, in equity from Craven,
ariug the plaintiffs entitled to the relief
y Battle, J . In Walters v Hailev, from
veil; judgement for plaintiff. Also, in
det v Taylor, from Wilson, affirming
judgment. Also, in Spencer v Spencer,
rpiity from Hyde . decree for plaintiff.
in Wrio-ht v Lonr. in ennitv from
Craven; demurer overruled. Also, "in Wil
liams and others v Cotten, in equity from
Wayne, decree declaring the rights of the
parties. Also, in Tull v Woodley, in equity
from Lenoir; decree for plaintiff." Also,' in
Lane v Seaboard and Eoanoke liailroad
Company, from Wayne, affirming the judg
ment. Also, in Harrell v Xorville, from
Edgecombe; judgment affirmed.
1'er Curiam Moore v Aioore, in equity
from Guilford, dissolving the injunction and
dismissing the bill. Also, in Self v Clark,
in Equity, from Guilford, decree for plaintiffs
Also, in State v Ely, from Beaufort, judg
ment arrested. Also, in State v McDaniel
from Rockingham, declaring that there is np
error. Also, in Foy v Johnson, in equity,;
from Roehingliam, dismissing the bill. Rut
t,, Friday, Jau. 20.
4-He. ben ate is not in session to flay.
HOUSE OF EEPKESENTATIVES. ;
-Ir. Howard called attention to the fact that
the bill providing for the deficiency in tlie ap
propriation for printing, now before the Cotu
nwttec of the Whole on the State of the Union,
had not yet been discussed, bat the debate de
voted to general subjects. That bil! has growu
out of abuses which, if suffered to eoutinue,
wdl bankrupt the Treasury. Vet not a siu-le
member of the Committee on Vavs and Means,
or of the Printing Committee, has been able to
get the Qoor to discuss the provisions ot ibe
bill, i order to bri lig out what has lectio a
9ja uy m nouses.,- oiKriit to unite, in order
Jt give the ipatbr a tulIliiTestlgatipn.' '' jf they
devote tlay :to ths ountry.jy thoriSfiighfv
probing thi subject; their.t0ntttHe,Hts: will forr
giy.e uienv fbr all the Itme heretojoKS wasted ,u
speafcajg-.'of Jadlaus, Mormonis, Kansas, am!
buncombe generally, Laughter. lie offered
resolutions for extending the debate on the bill
till to-morrow, and for confining the speeches
strictly to the subject.
Air John Cochrane objected, for the simple
reason that it was now too late to insist on suHi
a course, the Committee on the Whole on the
State of the Union having yesterday distinctly
Refused to enforce the rule.
j g Further proceedings on this subject were
terminated by the House going into Committee
Of the Whole on the Printing Deficiency bill.
r.B;Sft Burnett was proceeding to discuss the
Printing question, when Mr r recti wood sport
ively raised the point as to whether Mr Iurnett
was in order, as he was confining himself to the
subject under consideration.
The Chair decided that Air Burnett was in
Mr Burnett said that the public Printing
had been charged as a source of corruption
through which the Treasury is robbed.
Also, that gentleman who hold the office of
Puplic Printer realize princely fortunes, and
that extensive combination are formed through
which the printing is controlled.
lie did not make these charges, nor did he
know how far they were true. They are made
through the press of the country, and hence
should be fully investigated by a special com
mittee having charge of the subject. It was to
him a matter of mystery how a public printer
could be guilty of corruption, the law regula
ting his compensation, but it was nevertheless
true that the printing of both Houses enables
contractors to realize large fortunes. It had
been advanced in favor of their election, that
they had given thousands of dollars, and Ireely
opened their purses during the Presidential
election. T.ie printing had grown enormously
for a few years past. For the Thirty-second
Congress it was nine hundred and fifty thou
sand, and for the Thirty-third it was nearly a
million and seven hundred thousand dollars,
and for the Thirty-fourth, two millions and a
third dollars. Among other citations of ex
travagance he said that 45,440 were spent for
pictures of wood-cocks, squirrels, mice, and
other animals, to be worthlessly put into the
Patent office depot. He was for stopping this
extravagant drain on the Treasury by paying
for all work completed,' and dispensing with
that not j-et performed. lie moved to amend
the bill bv reducing the proposed ipropriation
of $790,000 to $420,000.
Mr Letcher showed that the amount in the
bill was to pay for liabilities incurred by the
last two Congresses. He alluded to the fact
hatthe publication of the report of GHlis' as
tronomical expedition cost $1 15.000, and that
of the Pacific survey nearly $833,000, and Em
ory's report $341,000. He hoped that in some
way a stop would soon be put to this extrava
gant system of printing. The publication of
these and other reports amounted to nothing
more than that the Government was to be the
publisher of those books which would not
tempt private publishers. Some of these books
were utterly worthless. He appealed to the
Committee to take some means to put an end
to such shameful extravagance in the future.
Their constituents should not be taxed for such
unjust and wasteful purposes.
Mr Phelps explained that the act is to pro
vide for the payment of the amount due under
contracts raade by the House. These con
tracts should be met, and Congress could net
undertake to repudiate them. The whole at
tention of the country is attracted to the ex
travagance of tho last two Congresses, and the
present Congress should beheld responsible for
its expenditures for printing, and it should gov
ern its future course by the experience of the
Mr Crawford was willing to pay for only
work already done, to the extent of $310,000
and no mo-e.
Mr Nichols thought it was proper that the
House should .manifest its sense as to what
should be done relative to printing, but he was
opposed to the suggestion of the gentlemen
After further debate the Committee rose
without coming to a conclusion upon the sub
ject, and hJLIousc then adjourned till Monday.
V i Monday, Feb. 1.
In the Senate, Mr. Doblittle presented a pe
tition of citizens of Wisconsin, asking the con
questor purchase of Cuba, for the purpose of
The bill to increase the army came up. Gen.
Kllouston advocated the substitution of Border
Hangers for regularly enlisted troops; also the
promotion trom the ranks of the army instead
o? men in civil walks of life.
A long discussion ensued as to whether the
AZinnesota State, or Pacific Railroad bill,
should be next considered. Mr. Mason said
there might be circumstances making it ne
cessary for Southern .States, in order to de
termine where they stand in the Union, to take
up the .Minnesota and Kansas bills together.
Mri, Wiqsou said such conjunction would Vie
nnnjee5Mryi ?and gave notice that he and his
frisMjld avail themselves of all legitimate
tne'ims to resist the admission of Kansas under
the frecomptou Constitution.
Mr., Hale said there never had been a pro
position before that body that so seriously
threatened a disruption of the Uuion, as that
Mr. Crittenden opposed the connection of
the two subjects, and made an eloquent union
speech, which elicited much applause from the
In the House a resolution was adonted nro-
viding for the appointmtnt of a committee of
seven to consider the expediency of a reduc
tion of the expenditures of government; the
navigation laws; the abolition of import duties
and a resort to internal taxation
A resolution was adopted directing the
Speaker to issue his warrant for the arrest of
J. B. Williamson, of New York, who refuses to
appear before the Corruption Committee, in
the case of the Lawrence, Stone & Co., expen
diture. A bill appropriating $300,000, for the sup
port of national armories, was passed. This
item was omitted by accident in last year's ap
Mr. Parrott, of Kansas, presented the re
monstrance of the Legislative Assembly of that
territory, ngair.t the admission of Kansas uodcT
the Lecoinptoii Constitution.
Mr Lane asked for the admission of Oregon
into the Uuion.
Tuesday, Feb. 2.
The Semite pnssed the House bill making
appropiatious for the National Armories, er
roneously omitted in thj enrolment of tha last
The discussion- of the Army Increase bill was
then resumed, '
A message from President Buchanan con
cerning IvansaS was receivetl ana read. It
makes four columns of small type. It com-
mences by saying that some delusion prevails
in regard to the condition of parties m Kansas,
liecaptitiilates the history of past affairs. Says
the:. Topeka Government, is a usurpation, and
that ie i5 impossible any people could hate pro
eyedfd with more regularity in the formation of
the Leeompton Constitution, than the people
of Kansas have done.
The Convention in June last was a propitious
moment to have settled all difficulties, but the
Topekaitcs suffered the election to go by default
hence they have no right to complain. i
The Leeompton Convention was legally cons- !
titntod, and invested with power to frame a cons
titution, which it did, and submitted the ques
tion to the people whether Kansas should be a
free or slave State
The President believes that under the or
ganic act, the Convention was bound to submit
this all important question to the people. It
did so, and again the Topekaites defaulted.
At., the election of. officers on the 4th of
January, a wiser spirit prevailed, and the vote
was larger. The people of Kansas, have, there
fore, in strict cjnfjrmity with the organic
act, framed a Constitution for tho Stare Go
vernment, and submitted the slavery question
lo the people, they have elected officers, and
now ask admission into tho Union uuder this
The President is decidedly in favor of the
admission, and thus terminating the Kansas
question, by localizing the distracting influ
ences. As a question of cxpedie icy even, the mes
sage argues, Kansas should be admitted, inas
much as it would restore quiet to the Union,
and prosperity to the territory.
With the people of Kansas; the only practi
cal difference between admission and rejection
is, whether they can more speedily change their
present constitution,' or frame a second to be
submitted to Congress. It should never be
forgotten, that in proportion to the insignifi
cance of the slave question as affecing the few
thousand inhabitants of Kansas, the fourteen
olavc States will feel the rejection of the Cons
titution the more keenly. Kansasor.ee admit
ted, the excitement becomes localized, and cools,
and the troops will be withdrawn.
The President concludes with the conscien
tious belief that the dark clouds over the Union
may be dispelled by the admission of Kansas,
or darkened by its rejection.
Mr. liigler moved that the Message he prin
ted, and referred to the Committee on Terri
tories. Mr. Trumbull, of Illinois, opposed the refe
rence, lie assailed the Message as a perverted
and incorrect history of affairs in Kansas, from
beginning to end, and inconsistent with itself,
lie was followed by Mr. Toombs, in an elo
quent and ardent speech, favoring the ground
assumed by the President. Mr. T. argued that
the people of Kansas clearly desired to be ad
mitted into the Union having three years ago
formed the Topeka Constitution without law,
snd we recently the Leeompton Constitution
in pursuance ot the forms of law.
The Senate adjourned pending the motion
In the House several hours were occupied in
debating the printing deficiency appropriation,
which was ultimately defeated by a large ma
jority. The President's Kansas Message was receiv
ed and read.
Mr. Hughes offered a proposition to refer
the Message to a Select Committee, lie made
a speech against the Republican party, and in
favor of the Leeompton Convention and Cons
titution. Mr. Harris, of Illinois, moved that the Mes
sage be referred to a Select Committee, to in
quire if the constitution embodied the will of
the legal voters of the Territory. A warm de
bate ensued, and much excitement prevailed.
The House adjourned without referring to a
WkuneSday, Feb. 3.
In the Secate several unimportant bills Were
passed or referred.
The debate on the message was '.hen resumed.
Air. Wilson, of Massachusetts, moved to
amend the motion for reference, by authoriz
ing the committee to send fhr persons and
papers. He characterized the message as a
stupendous misrepresentation. The President
was absent from the country, when many of
the events he had alluded to, occurred, and
was only elected because absent, and thus able
to prove his ability Mr. W. denounced tlie
Leeompton Constitution. He would m tch
rather have proposed th-3 Constitution with
slavery than without, because tne tormer can
be changed, but the latter recognizes as un
alterable property, the slaves already in Kansas
Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, followed, con
troverting the position taken by Mr iison.
In the IIocse no action was taken on the
Tiie Sergeant-at-arms reportod that he had
in his custody, Mr. J. D, Williamson, who had
refused to answer the summons to appear be
fore the Investigating Committee.
Mv Bocock, from the Committee on Naval
affairs, reported resolutions disapproving the
conduct of Commodore Paulding, bat at the
same time not imputing to him any improper
motives in arresting Gen. Walker, Mr. Slier?
man, from the same Committee, made a mi
nority report, to the effect that Commodore
Paulding deserves tlie thanks of the country
for the arrest of Walker and his men. No
other business of importance was transacted.
Yesterday afternoon or evening, a gentlsman
who registered his name as " II. L. Handy,
Florida, " died at the Carolina Hotel, in this
place. He hud arrived here on Friday, and
talked of starting off this morning. He was a
stout, hearty looking man, apparently about
fiftv years of age had very large beard and
mustaches, and stated in conversation that he,
was engaged iu stock raising not far from
Tampa Bay. u
Sometime iu the course of the a.ternoon, he
retired to his room, we think complaining of
feelin t dull. At supper time some onepet'
haps some of the servants went op to arouse
him and found him dead. Coroner Hartsfield
impanuelled d jury of inquest, who came to the
conclusion that he came to his death from con
gestion of the heart and lungs. An examina
tion of his clothes and baggage revealed no pa
pers, letters or memoranda, giving information
in relation to him, beyond the registry on the
hotel book. He had only three dollars in
money. A hankerchief was found marked
with a different name, but that may. have been
uccidciiial. Wil. Journal,
A CoMPLtnENT ;to Ttic Do ctokr. Dr.- J kson
the elder, of' Boston, meeting his old friend
Josiah Quincy, (both past tight? years of age,)
on the side walk, accosted him with, " Weil,
Mr. Quiiicy, how much longer do yoo intend to
live?" "Till I Bend For a doctor, " was the
quick reply. "And when did jou eend for
one, List ? " inqnired Dr. J, "Just eighty t.x
years ago 1 " answered Mr. Qniiu-y, addiug tho
precise date of his birth. ,
The Charleston' Artesian Well.- The
amount of water now discharged from The
three-inch well at Charleston, is 28 gallons per
minute, or 30,320 gallions per day. It is be
lieved that by the application of a force pump
this quantity can be increased to 300,000 gal
lons, and a committee of the Board of Alder
men recommends that the experiment be tried.
-Meantime a well is now bcii g bored twelve
inches iu diameter,
Ve aro requested to -ive notice to
tho democracy of Robeson County, that ;i
meeting of the party will le J.eid at Lumber
ton, outhe'Jdd inst., for the purpose of ap
pointing delegates to the Chariot-.- Conven
tion. 'llf lOSlT
'II ho Subscriber in now prepared lo neconunolte
wun itiMira, . lulUittoti to tUi iiuuiuur
she no has. The building which she occupies w
conveniently situated on the Douahbim Lot, liny
mount, and is a goo 1 location for a Summer aud
Winter residence. No paius will be spared to luako
her boarders co!nfurtal.le.
February. (I. MARTHA HAUTMAX.
SELLING OFF AT COST.
The undersigned offers to sell his Stock of Good
at Cost. All those who wish to purchase cheap
Coats, Pant, Vests, .Shirts and Drawers, Cotton
and Merino Socks, Shirts and Drawers, Umbrellas
Hoots and Shoes, Hats, dec, will do well to give
ine a call. II. Gil All AM.
5" All those who are indebted to
me by Note or account, will confer a favor on mo
by calling and settling the smne, us no further iu
dulgenee can be given. II. G.
Feb'y (i, 1853. 'At
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed proposals will be received at the Oflice of
the Western It. R. Company in Fayetteville, until
the loth ln.t.. for Cross-Ties for 13 miles of Track
extending from Cape Feare to Little Kiver. Spec
ifications eau be ecen at thi.-s oiliee In Fa vettcville.
W. A. KUi'Ell,
Fely 1. It
The undersigned will expose at public Auction,
at Black's StiU in Monro county, on the Idth dnv
of February, one TITIIPENK 'DISTILLERY of
2") bbls. rapacity, and fixtures. The Still is well
situated for business, and the purchaser would do
well to let it stand where it is. It is in gxd fix.
and has never been injured by fire. It will be sold
on six mouths time for an approved Note, nego
tiable at one of the Fayetteville Hanks.
A. 11. 15 LACK,
II. II. MARTIN.
Feb. G. 1353. 2t
DAVIS announces himself a Candidate
for lie-election in the Cross Creek Dis
E'.ection on Feb'y G, 1853
J. T. MULL IX 3 present hinnelf a a c.indidito
for Coust.ihltt tu tlu voturs of tlu Tort'u Diatriyt.
Election February l, lS5B.
Jan. 0, 8."-
. . - - " ' T "
fLlWe are authorized to announce
S. A. PHILIPPS, as a candidate for Constable in
the Town district. The election will be held at ti.
.Market House on the Gth Feby. licit.
IXfc. 31, 32-to
F A Y E V T E VT L L 13 MARKET.
Corrected weekly for the JYorli Caroliniai,.
Bacon 13 Lard 1 i
Coffee 11 a 13 -Molasses o'-
Cotton 10 a 10J Salt 1 25
5 10 Peach Urnndy
4 85 ' Apple "
4 60 j Whiskey
4 35 ) Do. northern
SO Yellow dip,
50 - Virgin,
Cotton, no change, Flour has advance 1 20 cent.- o?i
the liar re I and sells readily at above Cg ires. ypiiit-
Turpentine has advanced and sells readily at quota
tions. Cora and l'cas, no change l urk 84 to 10 c ta.
Corrected weekly by Geo. Sloan.
WILMI N GTON "mTrKET. Fob. 5. 1858.
Turpentine. No change in prices. Sales yester
day of all) bbls... and this morning 400 do., at 2 HO for
virgin and yellow dip, and I to for hard, per 280 lbs.
Spirits Turpentine. Sales yesterday afternoon of
125 bbls. at 41 cents per gallon. No transactions this
morning up to the time of closing our enquiries.
No sales reported in Itosin or Tar.
Timber, Four rafts sold this uioruiug at 4 da C 2j
CAN Kl'ILlTsVlSK CURED
We think the following letter from a respectable
citizen of Mirtsissippi will answer the question, aud
remove all doubts frwwi every unbiased mind;
Gkknada, Alias', June 5, ISuo
Dr Seth S. Ilancc. Baltimore M1. lear Sir: I tako
"Teat pleasure in rclaling a cse of spawns or lits enred
by your invaluable l'ills. My brother J. Ji Ligon,
has long been afflicted with -this awlul disease, lie
was first attacked while quite young, He would have
oae or two spasms at one attack at first; but as he
o-rew older, they seemed to increase .iewise. -Up to
the time he commenced fakiiiK j our Pills,be ha 1 them
very often ami quite severe, prostrating him body aud
mind. His mind had suffered Bcriomly; but now; I
am happy to say he is cured of those fits, lie lias
enjoyed line health for the last five months past. His
mind liasalso returned to its original sprijihtlinesR.
All this I take great pleasure in communicating, as it
may be the means of directing others to the remedy
hat will cure thein. Yours respectfully, &c.
V. P. LIGON.
No person who is suffering from Fits, or Spasms,
diould neglect sending to Dr Ilancc. after this for a
supply of his inestimable mediciue. His prices arc a
follows: one box $3; two 5, twelve 24 sent by
mail free on the receipt of remittance. Addresa
Seth S. Hance. 108 Baltimore. Md
It 12 AD THIS!
a Hollander's testimony".
Jacob Rinskes, living in the Holland sttfletnrnt o
Sheboygan, Wisconsin. says: "After suffering for sme
time the misery attending an utter prostration of niinT
and bouy. I have been restored, by using Boecrhavc't
Holland Bitters, to perfect health."
The fact of this remedy being In such high repute
mong the Hollanders in Wisconsin, Michigan. New
York.'io fact in every Holland settlement iu the United
States argues much in its favor.
Try it for Chronic or Nervous Debility, or any
Nervous or Rheumatic, Neuralgia affection-
HELMB(5LD'S COMPOUND FLl ID EXTRACT
as a remedy for Diseases of the Bladder, Kidneys
Gravel, Dropsy, Weakness. Ac, has no equal. Bead
the advertisement in another column Ucadcd "Utuil
holi's Genuine Preparation.