FAYETTEVILLS, N C
SATURDAY, February 27, If .8.
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duties, until other arrangements are made, when
the public will be apprised.
Democrats of Cumberand Attention.
You arc hereby notified that a meeting
will be held at the Court House in Fayette
ville, on the 4th of March 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 the Charlotte
Convention which is to assemble on the 14th
of April for the purpose of nominating a
suitable democratic Candidate for Governor.
Our County meeting may perhaps take no
tice of other matters respecting the welfare
of the party, &e. &c. A full attendance of
democrats is earnestly requested.
This call for a County meeting is made
at the request of the party generally.
"Washington's Birth Day.
On Monlny Inst, the 22d, being the 120th anni
versary of the birth day of the Father of his Coun
try. Georgo Washington, was celebrated in this
and other places.
Although the weather was quite inclement about
these parts, yet, the Old Indep't Lt Infantry, the
La Fayette I,t. Infantry, and the Fayetteviile Ca
dets turned out in honor of the memory of that
great and good man, who was "the lirst in the
hearts of his countrymen." Owing to the contin
ued rain there was not much of a display in this
The young and gallant Military Corps the Fay
etteville Cadets had a Flag given to them (by
Mastcr Wm. Matthews) which was presented to
the company by Master A. T. Banks, who accom
panied it with some very appropriate remarks.
Master J. II. Iluske received it and responded in a
From the published account of the celebration
at Riehni ud ,'a., we-judge that the ceremonies of
the day thereabouts were quite brilliant and impo
sing. It is sai l about thirty thousand visitors !
were present; larg crowds of belie- being anions:
them witnessed the inauguration of "The Virginia j
Washington Monument." After the Masonic ;
ceremonies were over. Governor Wise welcomed
the visitors in a graceful manner, an Ode was re
cited by Jno. ?. Thompson, and Senator Hunter j tention of Congress the Sentinel thus expresses
delivered an eloquent Oration every way suited to j itself:
the occasion. A great dinner and a grand ball "We need only refero the proceedings of Cn
wpre given. The City was beautifully illuminated, ! gress for a number of years past, as another strik-
Among the many distinguished persons present ln',f of th!s &S a,nd. daiiRcrmw spirit.
, ' 1 1 : Scarcely a session lias passed without the agitation
were Governors 1- loyd ami brown, of the eamnct; I f qu.'siions which have time and again shaken
Gov. llolley, of Connecticut; Gov. Howell, of ; the Union to its foundation; but .happily, the deeis
Now Jersey; Lieut. General Scott, Brigadier Gen- j '!'n has heretofore always been upon the side of
mils Harney .and Smith, Col. Fnuntlerov, Lt. Col. S V"! l'iltd,,u- A tni? lhe
T . , . . . - i North is largely m the ascendant, in point of pow-
Lay, Major Selden, Captains .Vagruder, an Vli- j cr hl Congress. The Northern vote, concentrated
et, and 1 1 1 II, with other oilivers of the United j can carry any measure through Congress. And
States army; Edward Everett, of Massachusetts- 4 here it is but just to paue and inquire to whom is
Wm. L. Yanev, of Ala.; W, C. Hives, Jolm A ! lle ltnd '"X the fanaticb-m of the
, - . ,,r , . North, even in its midst, and or tearless! v engaged
asiinigtoii. and Col. L. W. a-diiiion Mrs.- i i c . t- , i' V T,
ii u. miu.i'n. I in the (letenee ot the ( 'misti tuMi n:i I riflits it tho
Crawford (the widow of the sculptor) was also in !
Kiclmiond as a guest of tin; Stat', accompanied by
her two eldest daughters. "
The Recent Steamboat Disaster.
Nothing new has come to light since Saturday
so far as we have heard respecting the late dNas- i
ter on the Magnolia. The exact number'of lives W i
, " . , , i
, ':nma1 asceiwmieu, our u ,s belie vcl . ted James Bueluuiun to the Presidency of the
that it will not exceed the number which we set Unitvd States, and defeated the hosts of Black lie
down in our last. We learn, as soon as the River j puhlieauism under John (J. Fremont allyingthem
is in a suitable condition that the Boat will i0 j .lvis with the South in its unexampled unanimity
,,i ti . i ot sentiment, lor that purpose? -The Democrats
raised and undergo thorougi repairs. It is thought ,. ti.,. v.-m, it, 1 , ., . - . . .
o i , ot die A orth. L pon whom does the Acministra-
that no part of the Iron machinery is materially ' tion and the South rely for the admission of Kan
damaged save the boiler. Mr Lutterloh's arm is i sas into the Union during the present session of
broken but we are happy to learn that he is im. i Congress, aud wiih the Lecompton Constitution?
i I! ron the Democrats of the North. Now tlmr the
'Steclman's Salem Masazins."
The first Number of this Monthly came to us
this week. We hail its advent with a heartfelt
greeting because it is a creditable attempt on the j
art of iu Editor, to raise tho Standard of Litem- !
, turc in North Carolina and affords her sons and
daughters an opportunity of improving their men
tal powers liot only by a perusal of the periodical
itself, but also opens a door to them for further ad- ! a",J umm'u,cc " a TatM w i?1M. 0-,uI -nnl -,ie.n
,. ... , , i thev mav be able to accomplish that they will, m
vancement by making contributions to the work j tllc-cour;c of a few yc;u , flail to muster sufficient
thereby bringing iuto full exercise their various j strength, to keep the party in power. When this
talents. ' state of things shall have come to pass, it will be
Our good old mother has been too long destitute "the hoginning of the end;" for the South will not
ftt,;Jv..i. ii , i , , , cannot, must, not, submit to be stripped ot hcrjust
ot taw valuable means of imparting to her children, ; and (lqu;ll ..;ghts u,lJer the Federal Constitution.
literary food and hence it is that they are so far j These convictions, although unpleasant and pain
behind those of other States. We hope the Editor j ful, arc yet sincere. We believe them to be well
of the Magazine will be amply rewarded for this ' fmmded," and as a faithful sentinel upon the ram
laudable undertaking. Jud-in-from the annear- ! Parts,f tbe, country's liberties, it is our duty to
.,,.,,,,, . dlu,lI,0 Irom ttle uri'oai sound the alarm, lest the storm come upon us un
, J contents of the present number, it is well heralded and unawares. The American people
worm the subscription price and we especially ; may easily see in what the remedy consists. Let
commend it to North Carolinians, in tho broidest i them apply it accordingly."
sense of that term. They should by all means I
encourage their own Magazines and foster their : present themselves before our vision as to the des
Wu,tetU" I thly of t5us Union, and convictions similar to those
This periodical is published by Andrew J. Sted"- j expressed by the Sentinel fasten themselves upon
man, r.,s., every montn, at Halem r r i
J ' 1 oaiem, ,n. . Price ;
$3 per annum.
Son. David S. Reid.
It is with regret, we see it stated that Senator
Reid is still detained at Richmond by continued
illness. Mr Reid has been in that City ever since
he reached there on his return to Washington,
after the Christmas vacation. We are pained to
learn that Lis situation is still precarious. j
Bon. James B. Clay and Gen. Cullom.
Our advices from Washington up to the present
Wednesday do not inform us that an adjustment
has yet been made between Messrs Clay and Cul
luin, who had a quarrel at Brown's Hotel, on the
20th inst. It is said that a chellange was sent by
Mr Clay to Mr Cullom, and that they were to fight
with rifles. The 23d was named as the day for.
their meeting. Below we give the particulars of
this difficulty as published in the Petersburg
in the absence of the usual excitement af
forded by the session of Congress, Washington
is afflicted with the duelling fever. The disease
has broken out with great violence, and the ru
mors are numerous impending resorts to the
lield lor settlement of difficulties. The quarrel
which excites the greatest feeling is that be
tween Hon. James 1$. Clay, of Kentucky, and
Gen. Cullom, of Tennessee, Clerk of the House
during the last session. Various versions are
given of the collision between the two, but this
Ks believed to be the more probable story :
Cullom entered the bar room of Brown's
hotel, where Clay, Hawkins and Mason were
standing. lie proposed an oftl fashioned Ken
tucky drink, in which all the parties participa
ted. .Subsequently he commenced conversa
tion with Clay, stating how lie had removed
froni Kentucky to near the Ilermitatre. in
Tennessee, where he had bearded the lion in
his den. He spoke of his long devotion to and
admiration for his father.
Mr. Clav answered by sayinsr that General
I Leslie .Cyoinos has once as Chicksaw Embas
sador, al-o bearded the lion in h'rs den.
Tii is expression, which some bystanders sup
posed jocular, was regarded as an offensive
retort by Cullom, who asked if he meant to
insult him. Clay disclaimed such intention.
The interrogator was repeated, with the
same reply, but was accompanied with the ma
nacing use of Cullom's finger, when Clay said
that he was not accustomed to be addressed in
such a threatening manner, or words to that
Cullom became more excited under the con
viction of an intended insult to him, and de
nounced Clay as "the apostate son of a noble
Clay said that his physical condition was
such as would prevent him from answering whh
a bh w but he could not resist proclaiming Cullum
a "d d scoundrel." Whereupon Cullom drew
back to strike.
The force of the blow was partially arrested
by the spectators, but still reached Clay's nose
and caused it to bleed. The two were then
separated and withdrew. v
It is proper to say that Cullom Vfriends rep
resent that he understood some obnoxious re
ference to have been made by Clay to the In
vestigating Committee, in connection with other
remarks, before striking.
Clay called on Senator Johnson of Arkansas,
to act as Iiis friend, and a peremptory message
was communicated to Cullom, to which accep
tance was signified, as soon as a competent
second could be chosen "
1. S, Since the above was put in type, we see
it stated that the difiiculty between Messrs Clay
and Cullom has been amicably settled.
"Plow leng can the Union Survive?."
The Winston Sentinel, in tin article under the
above caption, alludes to the sectional jealousies
which exist among the people of the Northern and
Southern States, and draws the reasonable deduc
tion that these opposite feelings are calculated to
breed disunion. That paper shows conclusively
that we are indebted to the true-hearted democra-
CT oi he North f.:r the preservation of the Union
hus far, and that -on the success or downfall of
f''is wing of the party mainly depends the longer
continuance or dissolution of that Union. In ref-
erence to this subject as well as the agitations
which have occupied so much of the time and at-
South. Unquestionably it belongs to "the gallant
an' true-hearted Democracy of the
a - ii'd the United South to pass A
Mr Clay's Com
promise in ldod? The Democrats of the North
twenty-six of whom went for it, and without wlioee
votes it, could not have passed. Who united with
an almost unanimous omlierii oeiegation to pas:
tuo Nebraska-Kansas bill, which gave to the South I
,eT. 11 "ghts in the settlement "of all the Terri- j
tones? I he Democrats ot the North. ho eli-c-
'.Democrats is coiifesodl v tl-.e nulv "Vntioiml luiliii-
c al organization m the country, the destiny of the
Union is with the Northern wing of that party. If
they .-tand firm in defence of our Constitutional
rights there is yet hone; but if they falter, and like
the Whig party f the North, become gradually
abolitionized, the Union and the C
"t'gether. . . :
We have high confidence in the integrity of the
Northern Democracy, as a body. We do not be
lieve they will desert their standard. But the dan
ger is that the opposition will increase in strength
. J 1 I '.li 1-1
We confess that sometimes fearful forebodings"
i r ,.r
our mind. Look sit what side soever we mav ot
the pictute north of Mason and Dixon's line, and
all looks dark and drear for the longer continuence
of the tie which binds together the sovereign
States in one common bond of brotherhood, save
that Spartan band of true democrats North, who
appear determined to sacrifice on the altar of our
common country, their lives, their fortunes and
their sacred honors, if need be, to preserve our
Constitutional rightsj and to hand down to coining
generations, unimpaired, -'the Constitution and the
Union, one and inseperable." Yes, around this
Spartan band of democrats are clustered humanly
speaking the hope of the continued Union of these
States. With what a uaited front should the
South stand to hold up their arms in their self
sac rifieiug efforts to preserve our Republic! Think
of it, ye patriots South! Think of it, ye patriots
North! Can you for one moment, tolerate the idea
of disunion the crumbling to pieces of this grand
Confederacy, the building of which cost the treas
ure, the blood and the lives of our common fore
fathers, and this too a nation which is the most
exalted on the face of the globe? Can it be possi
ble that our land is ever to be drenched with frat
ricidal blood? That in this fair heritage of ours
'the son will rise against his father, the daughter
against her mother, the daughter-in-law against
her mother-in-law, and that children shall rise
against their parents, and cause them to be put to
death?" Shall it be said of the Union of these
States as it was said of Jerusalem of old that "an
enemy shall encompass thee on every side, aud lay
thee even with the ground, and that one stone shall
not be left upon another within thee?" Dissolu
tion! oh what a dread .thought to entertain. And
yet how possible 4hat this may be our fate! Yea,
how probable will it be unless a change takes
place in the sentiments North! Yes, North, that
region which is even now almost completely aboli
tionised. And notwithstanding our country is
now so near the verge of dissolution, we see fcoug
lass and Wise and a host of others North and
South playing as it were with fanaticism, fke so
many children sporting with fire without consider
ing for a moment its hidden dangers, and the dis-4
astrous consequences which may result from their
imprudence and folly. Surely under this view of
our dissolving tendency it becomes the Press to
sound the alarm; to speak as it were with a thou
sand tongues to our countryman, to bid them
buckle on their armor and prepare for the worst.
Believe us, the spirit of fanaticism is stalking
abroad in our midst as a thief in the night, and at
the North as a destroyer in the noon day. And
unless this spirit is quelled in both sections; unless
it is bound hand and foot and sacrificed upon the
altar of our country for our country's good, tho
Union of these States will certainly be dissolved.
It is folly for us to sit with folded hands and say it
cannot, it will not be because it has not been. Al
ready those faithful sentinels at the North who
have stood up manfully in Congress for our rights
have been threatened by their constituency. If
these things therefore are "done in the green tree
what may we not expect in the dryl'7 Will these
patriots be sustained at home when -the day of
election rolls round? And if they are not. We
ask what else but dissolution will follow in the
train? For to use the language of our friend the
Sentinel "the South will not, cannot, must not,
submit to be stripped of her just and equal rights
under the Federal Constitution." So wo say and
so ought every southern Press to say now, while
there is hope that if possible the dread issue may
be aver ed, and that we may continue to be through
out the length and bredth of our country, a Con
stitution and Union loving people, and conse
quently a happy Nation.
In conclusion we will add that if a dissolution
ever takes place, tho responsibility will mainly
rest with the Northern States. It therefore be
hooves them to pause and consider the disastrous
results which will befall them individually as well j wouilded 7,is feelings, fie would tell the House
ns to all as a Natron. Will they therefore, alkn,, the liatio:i thvt he believed inhU inmost
fanaticism to warp their better judgments, until j soul that such Know-Nothing ism would lead to
ruin and desolation shall cover the face of our laud? i
TIIE "EDINBURGH" AND "WESTMIN
STER" Quarterly Reviews (American Edition) for
January, ld.38, are on our Table. The contents
of the "Edinburgh" are Prospects of the "In
dian Empire," "Milman's History of Uatin Christi
anity" "Scottish University Rt form," "Tho Angel '
iu the House," "The Addiugton and Pitt Admin
istrations" "Tom Brown's School days." "Abbe
Le Dieu's Memois of Bossuet," "The Ilawkies
Literature of France," and "Lord Overstone on
Metnlic and Paper Currency."
The following are the contents of t'JVcstminster,,
"African Life," "Spirits and Spirit-rapping,"
"Morayshire," "Shelley," "The Religious Weak
ness of ProtestantiMn," "The Crisis and its
Causes," "The English in India," "State tamp
erings with Money and Banks," and "Cotemporary
These Reviews are published by Leonard, Scott 1 the power to remand ivansas to her lerntorial
&Co., 7i) Fulton Street, City of New York condition, she being an independent Sovereign
t c i " ohi e ii i ! State by the consent ol Congress.
Price of each s.3 per annum, or 10 for Black- , o
w, i t I Mr. bhorter eypresseti surprise that Senator
, . , . r I IV it?"il tU' UPft'i Ulll, 1 1 V V 1 M liL UlL t U 111 II!'
Southern Literary Messenger. j . . , ,, . ., h
- I ot the hrst gun, and like the I ai tlnau, throw-
The March Number ot this interesting periodical j j,.,, his poiSOl,e(i arrows behind him. He did
came to hand early this week and wall, no doubt, j " wat thc votes of Mr. Douglas and his (ol
be very entertaining to its readers, lor it contains', i-?.i 1-1 . n x- i
a number of choico articles. We think that this ! IotverS' a,;d lf lhe did "J?1 re,-le,l5t t,ie. t'rtil1er!1
and Russel's Magazine, will compare favorably opinion, the sooner t he bout h knew it the bet
with any other Monthly in the Union. They iter. He contended that it was never intended
ought to be well sustained by the South.
-TfJK LOST BACKIirEa.'" By Mr?. Car. Lc Ilentz.
We have been favored by Messrs T. B. Peter
son & Brothers, with a copy of the above publicat
ion which is just issued from their Press. We
have not had time to peruse it carefully, but from
aliasty glance judgo it to be a most excellent work.
Arrival of Anglo Saxon !
Seven Duys Later from Europe.
Portland, Feb. 23. The steamer
SaxoiL, with Liverpool dates to the 10th
rived this evening.
Cotton was Ann, and had advanced one
eighth on all grades; sales for three days
28,000 bales. Speculators 6,000; Exporters,
2,000; closed firm with an upward tendency.
Manchester advices favorable.
Breadstuff's and flour dull. Quotations nomi'
nnl. Western canal flour 20 shillings and 6
pence. Ohio 25 a 27s. Southern 22s 6d a 23s.
Wheat firm. Red fs 9d and 6s. White 7 a
7s 9d for best. Corn dull. Quotations barely
maintained Mixed and yeliow 33s. White
35s Provisionsdull. Sugar quiet and steady.
Coffee ditto. Rice quiet. Rosin steady at
4 a 4s 3d. Spirits Turpentine firm at 3fis.
Money in better demand. Consols 95 a .
The America arrived out on the 8th.
The City of Washington and the Arago
sailed on the 10th.
The Anglo Saxon was detained 12 hours by
the ice off Cape Race.
The U. S. corvette Constitution was at Alex
andria on January 28th. News unimportant.
Leave was granted Lord Pabnerston to in
troduce a bill to amend the penal law, making
conspiracy to murder, felony. -ft
Bellanlt, the French Minister of the interior
has resigned. Expinass succeeds.
Nothing from India or China.
The Bank of France had reduced the rates cf
discount to 4 per cent.
Arrival of the Arago.
New York, Feb. 24. The steamship Arago
has arrived. - Her dates are the same as those
brought by the Anglo Saxon. r
Thursday, 18. .
Mr. Greene, of Missouri, from the Committee
on Territories, reported the bill for the admis
sion of Kansas, submitting-a long report, which
was not read.
Mr. Douglas, of Illinois, and Mr. Callaiaer,
of Vermont, also submitted minority reports,
which were severally ordered to be printed.
Air. Green gave notice that he would call
op the matter at an early day.
The consideration ot the Army b';ll was then
resumed. The fourth section of the original
lbill was struck out yeas 24, navs 23.
Mr. Wilson's (of il7assachisett5)ameudment,
that the reJuction at tho end of two years, shall
not operate on any officer in commission at the
date of the approval of the act, was adopted
Mr. Iverson, of Georgia, contended that the
bill reported by the Military Committee, was
more in accordance with the views of tbe Ad
ministration than that of Mr. Johnson. He
said that. volunteers were always more expens
ive and less reliable than regulars, and he in
stanced the company of Tennessee volunteers'
at Cerro Gordo, that ran at Hie lirst shot. The
argument of the Senator from Tennessee,
seemed to defend polygamy.- If the Tennessee
volunteers entertained similar opinions, they
would be the last men to send to Utah. In
stead of whipping the Mormons, they would be
more likely to join them, especially if Brighurn
Young gave them half a dozen wives a-pieee.
Mr. Ilamlin, of Maine, moved that in no
the force created by this act be
1 . i
i ti service over two years, .vgreeu
to , '
A desultory discussion ensued on the com
parative merits of the different substitutes.
The Senate was but thinly attended.
Mr. Johnson, of Tennessee, said that he did
not justify polygamy, but merely drew a com
parison, showing the inconsistency of entertain
ing theagent of the Turkish Government, which
legalized polygamy aud at the sama time con
demning the polygamy in Utah. He also de
feuded the Tennessee volunteers.
Mr. Seward, of N. Y., tftplaiucd the views he
expressed iu relation to the bill, which had been
Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, said that if the
volunteers were sentto Utah, war would cer
tainly follow. Biigham Young will not light
nu'ess forced to do so. Adjourned.
II. Winter Davis, of Maryland, made a per
sonal explanation. He read extracts from the
speech of his colleague, Mr. Bowie, which con
tained strong language against the American
party for their conduct during the Baltimore
election, saying, (while looking towards Mr.
Davis,) " Yon, sir will have a day of reckoning.
I will put you under my feet you shall not
live another hour. " &c. Mr. Da.is wished to
know whether his colleague applied that lan
guage to him ?
Mr. Bowie, of Maryland, replied that when
he thus spoke, he personified the American
party and did not mean to apply them person
ally to Mr. Davis, but to the whole party,
which struck down the Democracy of Baltimore
by force and bloodshed. He repeated that a
day of reckoning would certainly come, when
there would be a war of the people against
such wrongs. He did not say how far Ar. D;i
i is counselled sucii wrongs ; but if he did ; he
should take the responsibility.
He had not any personal uhkinuness towards
lif pnl 1 rn irii.i find f!t. tri'iivid to t!i!;i!.- ho
bloodshed and to revolution, and he wou'd coun-
sel those trampeled upon to resistance.
"Mr. Davis replied, that as to the opinions of
his colleague touching the American party, the
House was not the appropriate place for their
discussion. He rose merely to inquire whether
the language applied personally to himself.
H's colleague's response was satisfactory
The House went into Committee of the Whole
on the ippropriation Bill.
Mr. Shorter, of Alabama, spoke on the Kan
sas question, lie said that all the '" Southern
States were united on the Georgia platform,
and pledged to resist even to the disolutiou of
the Union the refusal of Congress to admit
Kansas because of the existence of slavery there.
He cared not whether this was a Constitution
al or revolutionary right. The South was pre
pared to defend it. He contended that the
Lecompton Convention was legally adopted, it
was Republican iu form, and Congress lias not
Douglas had abandoned the principles of the
tr -vi....,t-,, i.;ii ..,.;., i,r, ..,. ,t,,. . ..:
to make Kansas a slave btale. The five Gov
ernors sent to Kansas were oil tree boilers, in
cluding the traitor, Robert J. Walker. It had
been said that the admission of Kansas would
light the flame of civil war. Referring the
question back to the people would inevitably
invite this result.
The South cannot remain in the Union if
placed on an equality with the North. Iu such
circumstances the Southerners would not be a
brave, gallant people, but mere captives chained
to the victorious car of the North. He would
rather be a vassal of Old than Ale 10 England.
Thc very word 'coaipromise" was offensive to
him. He would make it a penal offence for a
Southerner to use it. It was suggestive to his
mind of surrender and base submission!. It
sounded, in the language of McDuffie, "like
the bugle blast of n robber band. " Mr. Shor
ter continued in a similar strain, closing as fol
lows, The religion of Plymouth Rocks intol
erance, bigotry and fanaticism. Northern cler
gymen violated the seventh commandment af
ter their evening lectures, and when their crimes
were exposed they were courted and feted bv
the fair sex. "
Mr. Zollicoffer,'of Tennessee, rose to a per
sonal explanation in reference to Mr. Hatche's
speech of yesterday, lie said that Mr. Hatch
had seen proper to indulge in personal remark
prejudicial to him und other members. He
had also read certain obligations purporting to
belong to the American party. Mr. Zollicoffer
said he was a member of that partv. and those
oongaiions uuiereu both m letter and spirit j
from those he took in Tennessee. Mr. Hatch j
had denounced the obligations us treasonable j
and unconstitutional. In doing so, he had ut-j
tered a falsehood, with which he now branded)
him and took the responsibility. -lr. Hatch j
was not present in the House.
Mr. Tompkins, of Ohio, made a speech in !
nrti-trkuit-nri In 1 1 1 1 T f.om ikn frn ct i t ll t 1 Oil !
lie would not inquire whether it met the sanc
tion of the neonle The tuns was when he
would have felt justified in voting for the ad-j
mission of a slave State south of latitude CG 30, j
but that was before the repeal of the Missouri i
Compromise. That repeal removed all tlie na
tional obligations, leaving him free to vote as
his conscience dictated.
Mr. Clemens of Virginia, argued in favor so
the legality of the Lecompton Constitution,
contending that it was not necessary to submit
it to the approval of the people. He said the
President had performed bis duty fearlessly and
Mr. Burroughs of New York, then obtained
the floor, and on bis motion the House
Friday Feb. 19.
The private calender was taken up.
The Army bill coming up for consideration,
Mr Iverson, of Georgia, said that as Mr Davis
of Massechusetts, wished to reply to some re
marks made by other Senators before a vote
was taken, he moved its postponement. His
motion being agreed to, the Senate adjonrned
over till Tuesday, Monday being th Anniver
sary of Washington's birth-day.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr Hoard of New York, rose to a privile
ged question, ai d sent op to the Clerk to be
read, a letter from-Mr Burns, of Ohio, to the
"You took occasion, 911 Friday, to read from
the New York Tribune, a false foul slander
against me, the tenor of which yon know. The
charges set forth, if true would disqualify me
from holding a seat in the House. You re
peated the slander without provocation. I
pronounce the paragraph a slander of the fonl
e$t kind. If you snppose ind guilty of the
crime, 1 ask you to examine into its truth or
talschood. If innocent you should set me right."
Mr Hoard desired to respond to the letter,
but objections were made. He insisted that he
had a right to be liard, 011 the ground that
Mr Burns' letter was threatning and calculated
Mr Burnett, of Kentucky, called MrlToard to
order, sa'ing that he would explain the letter.
Mr O hidings, of Ohio, wanted to know
whether the friends of Mr Burns would insist
upon repl ing..
Objections were made.
Mr Hoard made another ineffectual effort at
On motion, it was resolved that when the
House adjourn it be until Y'uesday nest.
The private calender was" then taken Up.
Mr Hatch, of New York, rose to a personal
explanation. He said that during his absence
from the House yesterday, Mr ZollicofTer made
a personal allusion to him. He had a right an
a member of the House to discuss any matter
of public interest, aud no power on earth could
deter him from the faithful and fearless dis
charge of that duty. The other day he spoke
of a certain party, and the oaths taken by its
members, which could only be known to the
members of that narty. lie did not propose to
discuss the question of veracity with any mem
ber of the House as to the existence of these I
oaths, or their treasonableness or uneonstitn-!
tionality. He sought to bring before the House ;
credible authority for their existence, viz: a!
journal of New ork. He did not vou h for
the genuineness of these oaths. The gentleman
branded this allegation as false If ilir Zolli-
ceffer were right, then he was at issue with the
authority. When I make a persona! issue with
any gentleman, either in or outside of this
House. I am responsible; but I cannot be di
verted from meeting a question Involving the
constitution!; rights of my fellow-citizens, by
the gentleman giving it a p'sonaMocal appli
cation. Such oaths may not exist in Tennessee.
I did not allege that Mr Zollicoffcr, or any
other gentleman, had taken such obligatidnS;
but had mere expressed the belief that men
taking such o-ths acted in direct violation of
Mr Zoilicoffer, of Tennessee, said that possi
bly he misapprehended the spirit actuating Mr
Hatch. The obligations read by the latter as
those of the American party, are not either in '
letter or spirit those administered in Tennessee:
and being a member of the American party of J
that State, he felt it his duty to throw off the I
imputation that the obligations were treason-'
Mr Gilmer, of N. C, interposing, Said he
would have preferred that Mr Zoilicoffer had
not replied, as Hatch acknowledged he was
elected by foreign votes.
(Confusion and cries of order;)
Mr Zoilicoffer resuming, said he did ne t wish
to make any personal issue. If he had misrep
resented Mr Hatch he had nothing more to say.
Mr Hoard made another personal applica
tion, and sent to the Cha'r a paper reciting
that a statement had been made by a member
of the Ilousej asse ;ng that Mr Burns had
stated to the latter, on the subject of his (Mr
Burns) vote 011 the Kar.sas Committee resolu
tion, that he was to have certain official pat
ronage at his disposal, and that Mr Burns, by
thus freely avowing Jus sentiments, afforded
ground for the belief that improper influences
had been exerted to bias his vote. The paper
concluded witii a resolution for the appoint'
ment of a select committee to inquire whether
improper attempts had been made by persons
iu the Executive Department, or other persons,
to influence the action of members of th House
by promises of patronage.
Mr Hoard disclaimed any personal tlukind
ness against Mr Burns, but said that he could
not be a 1 vised from his purpose by side issues.
Last Friday he said in the House that the exe
cutive department were endeavoring to influence
voies oy me oestowai ot patronage, ana cir-
cumstances connected with Mr Bams justified
Mr Burnett, of Kentucky, objected: to the
gentleman bringing a personal difficulty into
the House under the guise of a privileged ques
tion. Mr Burns had pronounced the charge
false, and was responsible for what he Said.
Pend ng tli3 question, thc House adjourned
Tuesday, Feb. 23.
The Senate discussed the bill to re-locate
the land warrants granted Lafayette, but ac
tion thereon was postponed;
Mr. Bell responded to the resolution Of the
Tennessee Legislature censuring him for re
fu-iag to vote for the admission of Kansas On
der the Lecompton Constitution,
Mr. Jones replied defending the resohitio !,
In the House, the expenses of the war de
partment for the year, were received.
Mr. Crawford introduced a bill to pfovide
for the deficiency for paper and priming during
the two last Congresses. Referred to the
Committee of the Who'e.
Mr. Hoard's resolutions on the influence of
the administration over the Votes of the mem
bers of the House, were postponed until Thurs
day next. '
The House then went into a Committee of
the Whole on Kansas.
Mr. Burroughs made a speech, and was fol
lowed by Messrs. Curry and Morris. The
latter, a Douglas Democrat, defied the cabinet
Wednesdav, Feb. 24.
In the Senate Mr. Wilso.v offered a resolu
tion to increase the. efficiency of the police of
The bill for the admission of Kansas was
made the order of the day for Monday next.
Tbe resolutions of the Tennessee Legislature
censuring Senator Beu., nntil the hour of ad- .
journraent. The Senate theawetUinto- the Ex
In the House a bill granting pensions -tof
soldiers of tbe war of 1812, was discussed,' and
then postponed "until the third Tuesday- in
March.1 ' - .
The Committee 00 Accounts reported a bill'
6sin-the compensation of officers of tire Ifouse
Referred. The minoriry report was also re
ferred. The Committee on Wars and Means repor
ted a bill for the releif of sick mid disable sea
men. The House then went into Committee.
of the Whole on Indb.n Appro, r ationi.
Nothing of further importance transpired
-At meeting of the stockholder? of the
Caroliun City Company held m GoidsborougU
on the 19lh instant, the following persons were
elected Director, viz: E. R Stanly and George
S. .Stevenson of Newbern; R. A. Thompson, of
Goldsboro; Wm Murdoch of Salisbury; A.
A. McKethan and James M, Williams, of
E. A.?' Stanly was elected T resident, and
John M. Hose, Secretary.
Arrangements were made rt this meeting
' for theifca'Sdiute erection of a Hotel, and
propoCfu1n; were received for the purchase
of lot 'fperection of buildings for maio
and teH.Alepeh5Tnais, which proposition were
referred to a Committee for negotiations.
The thanks of the Stockholders were retur
ned to Major Cook, former President, for the
efficient and faithful performance of his duties
as a President.
In tois vicinity, on the IPth inst.. by Key. A. nil
cbrist. Mr Duncan Gillis, to Miss Effie, daughter of
Alexander Johnson Esqv
In Robeson Co. on the ltb inst., by Rev. fL McLean,
Mr NeiH A Clark, to Miss Flora C McPliaul.
In this town. Ofi Thursday morning last, AIIss
Jane Wilson, aged 70 years.
In this town, on Tuesday night last, Geo. Hod
ges, son of J. E. und Sarsh P.-Bryan, aged li years
and G months.
In Wilmington, on 1-1 inst., Jary, daughter of
Ir K A Anderson.
fP We are roo nested to notify the ue-
mocracy of Harnett County that a mcetinn;
01 tne party wilt be lieia at Mimmerviite on
on Tuesday the Dili of March. The object
is to appoint deleirates to the Charlotte
CLOTHING AT AUCTION.
WILL be sold at my Store commencing on Mon
day, March 1st, at 3 o'clock P.M., all my Stock of
Consisting of a large assortment of Summer and
Winter PANTS, COATS, and .S1I1KTS; a gener
al assortment of every article for gentlemen's wear
Sale continued until the whole is disposed ot.
C. E. LEETE, Auct'r.
Feb. 27 10-It
A CORN MILL, in good order situated oil Ander
son "b Creek aud ntar the Masonic Lodge.
JOIiN II ITALL.
Fayeltcville, February 27th, U58. L.
NOTICE TO MAGISTRATES.
The Magistrates of Cumberland County nro
requested to attend ouThursday of -.March Term
erisuihg; as' i business of much importance is nec
essarily to be transacted, and a full attendance
is earnestly requested.
(J. DEMIN'O. Cirm-n.
Feb; 20. 81)-2t
The Justices of Harnett county are hereby no
tified to attend at the Court House, in Summervillo
011 the second Monday in March next, for the
transaction of county business.
G. W. PEC RAM, Chm.
Fcb'y 20, 1853. 89-3t
Will be sold at 12 o'clock, at the
Market House, on Tuesday, tho 2d March,
SIX LIKELY YOUNG NEGROES.
Consisting of a Negro Man, Woman and Child,
and three Negro Girls. Terms Cash.
I he above Sale is made by order ot the As
igaec. C. E. LEETE, Auc'r. .
Feb. 21L 2t
tf.an?TED the caowrn op ihst.
The Subscriber has )t received a large supply
of Garden Seeds, comprizing every variety, from
the celebrated Gardens of Johnson, Robbins 6z Co.
Wethersfiold. These see Is have been soil hen
for the last five years and always given perfect
satisfaction. " JAS. N. SMITH, Druggist.
Catalogues will be furnished gratuitously upou
Jam 30, 85 2m
FAYB L' rfcJVlLLSi M A It K KT.
Co f fried weeklu for the iYortA Carolinian.
February. 27. 1S55.
30 1 25
a 13k Molasses
a 11 Salt
5 56 'Peach Brandy
5 00 Apple "
4 15 j Whiskey
4 50 Do. northern
80 Yellow dip,
1 10 Spirits
Cotton -we report a slight decline. Flour cull.
W iLMlxGTOtf Market Feb. 25. isis .
There exists a fait1 demand from both shippers:
attd distillers for Turpentine Virgin and Yeltow dip.
2.70; Hard 170: Kosin No 1 150 to 250 farfnferior
to fair quality, aid 2 25 to 3 75 for pule. No. 2.
i5:) to 175 pr flbl; Common a 110. Spirits Tur
pentine a 4a c pr gallon. Tar 150. Shingles,
Contract 4 50 a 5 50 Common 2 0Oa 2 25 Staves.
W. O. I5bl. 16 00 a 18,00 R. O. Hhd. 12.00 a 25
00. Ash Head'g, 1:300. Timber Mill prime, 6 50
to 7 50 inferior to ordinary- 4 00 to G 00.
a hoixaxdbr's tbotimoxt.
Jacob RinBkes, tiring in the Holland Mrttlement cf
Sheboygan, Wiaenrain.sayg: "After snfFeriBjr for soino
time the misery attending an utter prostration of miinl
and body, I nave been restored, by using Bceci have's
Holland Bitters, to perfect health.'
The fact of this remedy being in sweh high repute
moog the Hollanders in Wisconsin, Mu-Iiitran, New
York, in fact in every Holland settlement iu ihc Unite
States arjrues much in ils favor.
Try it for Chronic or Nervous Debility, or atiy,
Nervous or Ruearoatlc, Neuralgic afoction..