North Carolina Newspapers

    From the N. C. Planter.
Irish Potatoes.
The following, mode of planting and. rais
ing'Irish Potatoes, we clip from the Christian
Sun, written, as the Editor" says, by one of
the best and most succe3sfulraisers of this
favorite esculent in Alamance County N. C.
a section wliere they make as fine Pota
toes as can be produced any where in the
world. The Avriter says:
I propose to give yon my mode of plant
ing, which has for several years, proved
eminently successful, without a single
failure. .
I select a friable soil, inclined to be san
dy, if convenient, if not already rich I make
it moderately so, by a dressing, broad cast,
of well rotted manure, the scrapings of the
kitchen yard prepared, but aWy wel rotted
mnniirn 13 irnotii nrmarfl tin Mrninin t.imi
oughly by repeated plowing or spading-s if
necessary. This done, make furrows or
trenches two feet apart and four inches deep.
Then make a compost of 20 bushels wood
mould or partially decomposed vegetable
, matter, 1 bashel No 1 . Peruvian Guano, and
1 bushel fine charcoal, (such as can be had
about the Railroad stations or Black Smith
shops) or instead thereof, i bushel ground
Potash, thoroughly incorporate these in
gredients and spread at the bottom of the
furrow at the rate of one lare handful to
two steps, about six feet.
Cut and drop the potatoes in the ordinary
way about nine inches apart, then fill the
trench even full of earth, leaving the sur
face perfectly level, and if at diging time
von are satisfied with the vield your success
will not equal mine. I have raised from
this mode of culture over 400 bushels from
8 b'ishels of seed.
"When the grass makes its appearance, I
put, with the hoe or plough, a sufficient quan
tity of earth ub ut the plant to cover the
grass, and this ends the cultivation, except
to go and pull out the large weeds.
This pl:i:i of planting is (for our latitude)
founded on common sense.
Our climate is warm, and soil hot and
dry in summer, hence, the potatoes in rid
ges scald and b-gin to rot, soon after, often
before maturity; if we dig them so early
they will not keep, but when the plan now
described is adopted, the Guano compost
hastens the growth, the ground being bare,
is more easily shaded and kept cool, and
the potatoes will b'e found sound and remain
in the or round until frost,, whon von msiv An
, ""O
an I put them away for winter use, as well
in v a. and Carolina, as in Maine or Con
necticut: Some may think their land too
moist for this mode of planting, to such I
say the Irish potato delights in a deep
mellow moist soil, but if your ground is truly
to) damp for such a crop, it needs ditching,
and will not grow anything well until this is
done. 1 CRAVEN.
Planting Peas.
As this is the season when our lady friends
are planting their "green peas" and Irish
potatoes, we give them the following curious
experiment, which we take from the Agri
cultural Gazette. The writer says:
Sjnle' twelve months since I saw a letter
from a farmer stating the great success that
had attended an experiment the writer had
made in tlu previous season. It consisted
in inserting a pea in each potatoe set, and
planting the potatoe in the usual way. The
result, he stated, was a large yield of peas,
anda splendid crop of potatoes; but the
most important result was the entire free
dom of the potatoes so treated from any
disease while all those planted in the usual
way in the same field were extensively de
teriorated. I was led by this statement to
try the experiment on a small scale in my
own garden this season. I planted no"t
quit half-a-peck, only fifty sets, in six ranks
cutting a piece out of each, and putting a
pea firmly in. The pea grew up and flour
ished well, and last week I dug the potatoes.
They were perfectly free from the slightest
taint or speck of disease, and very fine and
large; while in the same close to them was
another lot planted in the old style, nearly
half of which were rotten.
We cup from the "American Agricultu
rist," he following: "A friend has shown us
ji piiwiLu letter tuated Sep'.. 4,) trom a
brother in San Francisco, California, from
wncii nouiiiKu uieiouowmg extract: 1 in
tend (says the letter writer) presenting to
Mechanics' Itstitute of San Francisco, some
specimens t Syrup and Sugar made from
the V atermellon. I consider the mellon as
the best source of syrup that has ever been
tried far more convenient than the best of
cane. All that is necessary is to press out
the juice and bail; then strain it thro' flan
nel, and evaporate to a proper consistency.
0.1-3 gallon of j ui -from the pulp yields one
pint of syrup," or three quarters of a pound
of surar.
spend a
drove a
'un but
Lately going to the country to
few weeks with a friend of mine, I
very handsome horse, and a o-ood
" - , . ins coat, as it was
more like a lot of bristles than a horse's
smooth skin, mid all the grooming he could
get "would'nt do him no good." My friend
who is a great horse breeder and fancier,
made me try giving him a few carrots every
day out of my hand, saying that he would
have a good smooth coat in three weeks
and he was right, for in that time my horse
had a bcautuul, sleek, glossy coat, and all
from eating a few carrots daily. He tells
me it is infallible. Poller's Spirit.
Weevil. -These troublesome pests may be
kept out of rrrain by usinar salt. Sprinkle a
little fine salt on the bottom and around the
sides of the bin as you fill up, and over the
top when full. Wheat kept in old salt barrels
v, ill never b? destroyed by the weevils.
Burning of the Pacific Hotel Terrible
f: Incidents and Scenes The Loss of
Life and Wonderful Escapes.
We have already had by telegraph many of
tlie main facts connected with the burning of
the Pacific Hotel at St. Louis on Saturday
morning last, together with a full list'of the
names of those vvlic perished in the flames.
The St; Louis papers, however, brings us many
thrilling particulars and details, which we sub
join : ' ' .
Origin- of the Fire The origin of the dis
astrous 'conflagration is at present not known
with certainty. The prevailing' impression is
that the flames broke out in 'he rear of the
drug- store of Dumoiit C. Jones, one door from
the corner of Seventh street, bnt how has not
yet been explained. The clerk, who had only
been three days in the establishment, and who
slept in the b.iek part, states that when he
was awakened by the glare of the light the
who'e of the western portion of the building
was in flames. . This was from half an hour to
three-quarters before the steam ' engines ar
rived. He had not previously heard any alarm.
There was half a barrel of turpentine, a barrel
of oil and some other combustibles in that part
of the store where, report sas, the fire origi
nated. Froai the best information tliatwc can
igathtfrT there were aboct one hundrti persons
sleeping hi the hotel at the time of the occur-
" ....1 . ' I'll
renef. It appears that the enure uuiiuing was
enveloped in the raging element before scarcely
any of the lodgers were awakened to the full
sense of their danger. And when the inmates
were finally aroused it was only to find all
opportunities of egress closed to them, for the
staircases i:i f-o it anl behind were already
go::e, or so nearly so that an attempt to es
cape by these means would be only rushing into
the arms of inevitable deatii.
The scene that ensued baffles any. effort of
description. The rushing of men, women and
children to and fro to avoid the blistering heat,
and to search for ways to reach the streets
the shrieks of the terror-stricken and the groans
of those bound to -their rooms by walls of
scorching fire the shouts of these who had
been called to the spot from the surround
ing neighborhood the clambering over sway
ing and reeling joints the falling floors, with
their loads of heavy furniture and their dear
burden of human lives all this and more that
was intensely terrible and fearful, it is not
given to our pen to adequately describe.
The stirs gore, the roof and floors inch by
inch giving way, and the lurid flames shooting
up momentarily thicker and hotter, many
sought to escape the impending hazard of being
burned to death through the scarcely less dan
gerous prospect of jumping to the ground from
the windows Ot those who endeavored to
save their lives in this way, we saw six at the
Sisters' Hospital. Mr II. Hubbard, who ar
rived at St. Louis, from Boston, about eight
weeks since, was occupying, with his lady, a
room on the third floi r. Mrs. If. was
aroused and awakened her husband. Hardly
had he come to be conscious of the cause of
the surrounding confusion before he saw his
wile leap headlong out ot tiic window on l'op-
lar street. Seeinir no other visible means of
saving himself he followed her, and both fell,
r . , - M fit
i not tar apart, on tne pavement. .mis. jiuo-
bard had one of her legs Fractured in two places,
and had the knee cap cf the other dislocated.
Be iJes thi--, her lower jaw was broken in two
places. It is not expected she will survive.
She has since died. .Mr Hubbard had the
ankle joint ami hip of his left leg displaced,
and received a severe contusion on the forehead.
He is not thought to be in a dangerous con
dition. .Miss H. Hunter endeavored to leave the
building after having been badly burnt, by
jumping from the second story. In the fall
one of her legs was broken, and her head
was severely cut. She was placed in a furni
ture car, to be ta!cn to the Sisters' Hospital,
but before arriving there she was a corpse.
James F. Geary, local reporter of the Lead
er of this city, in attempting to escape with
his wife and child, fell to the cellar. Resides
receivinsr some bad burns on the face, head n"d
legs, by some means his right foot was cut to
the bone from bout the middle to the heel.
Since dead. Sliarpe, night clerk at the
hotel was awfully burnt in the face, head and
extremities. His hair is all singed off, and his
face blackened and blistered. It is expected
that he will recover, though considerably disfigured.
Elihu Hayes has a broken thigh, and is very
much injured on the head. One of his eyes is
burnt and swollen exceedingly, and he is other
wise hurt. When we saw him he was in much
pain and labored under concussion of thebrain.
He was unable to answer questions. As
far as we can asscrtain from various sources, he
is a stranger in the city, from Wisconsin
There is little or no hopes of his recovery.
Three men were seen to pimp from the second
story of the back part of the building at the
same time. iwo of them got off without much
injury. The other was taken on a plank to a
fruit store on Sixth street, below Poplar, where
he died at about 8 o clock. 1 he latter we un- j
derstand to be T. Hart Strong, a lawyer of
this city. ... .......
At King's Hotel we found the family of Dr.
White, whose escape was indeed miraculous.
I)r W. himself leaped through the window of
I h room, and jumped to the ground, whence
encouraging his wife, three children and nurse,
they, too, followed his example, lie breaking
their fall, and all reached terra Orma in safety,
have only the record of danger perceptible in a
e i. l 1
lew Mvui ueep wounus.
The dead bodies recovered, as yet, from the
ruins, so charred, blackened and burnt that
their nearest relatives could not identify them
by the ordinary means, number six, which have
been taken care of by the coroner. All these,
or nearly all, had their clothes on. Five of
them were found on a piece of floor in the sec
ond story next to the front of the hotel. They
appeared to have been all sleeping in the same
room, and were litterally roasted in their beds.
The. only means 'of identification of these
bodies will be by the papers and other articles
found upon them. On one there was a letter
addressed to Ephraim Doane, at Chicago.
Also, a patent right issued to Ephraim Doane
and William S Farmer. Below the shirt bosom
of a second was written the came of It M.
Gregg. On a third was . a lot of letters ad
dressed to Evan J. Watkins, one of which con
tained an Odd-Fellow's travelling pass.
The wife and child of Joseph Jones, of Birch's
Minstrels, are among the wounded. They were
let down out of a window of the third story by
Mr jones, who enveloped tnem in a sheet, hav
ing first thrown a matrass on to the balcony to
break there fall. The sheet slipped, and moth
er and child, the latter only eight or nine
months old, striking the edge cf the mat trass,
dropped to the pavement and were dangerously
ik)di;:n rouxr aiioxo the kuixs.
On ( n? of the IitFco so rcrerely burnt as to
be wholly unrecognizable by featnrcs, height or
doming, or any one cu. r -For the North Carolinian.
fication, a silver watcn atiae.. . . g.UiuHin DejUo:-
onrt n small amount Ol suci s-v, -uric
found, in the back part of the oullding. He
was grasping a small valise. - .
Four more bodies were taken ont of fie
rains on Sunday, from among the tricks, ashes
and other rubbish. All four were horribly mu
tilated. Legs, arms and hands were .off, and in
one cane' nothing was left bearing a trace, f
humanity except a special column; with, a few
lind hnnrslvin? around it; Another was
a mere trunk, with a part of the neck attached,
around which was found a gold chain and' a
string of beads the remains, doubtless, of a
woman. , I
' of Mb. .trader. Myru St rai
der, one of the lessees of the hotel, jfnakes the
following statement:
Meeting in Montgomery"-
... ..A meeting of the Democratic party of Mont
gomery County, held in the Conrt House, in
Troy, on the 25th day of Febr'y 1858. On
motion, Dr. H. G. McEachin was called to the
Chair, and Jno. and Malcom 3ur
ehison, were requested to act as Secretaries.
After the object of the meeting was explained
by the Chairman, the following gentlemen were
appointed a Committee to draft Resolntions
for the action of the Meeting "viz-. William
Coggiii, Col. D. R. Cochran, Xeill Mclnnis, F.
Martin and Alcx'r McKay.
". While the Committee was out, Malcom
acting as a watcn lor me um cu numoer
of years. TTe has, when passengers have arri
ved at night. r when any noise has been made
in or about the house, always given the alarm;
This morning he barked very lpud ;. a little after
he came to the door and continued his noise,
whereupon I got up and went to sec what was
the matter. The flames were then coming from"
the back ent ranee of the house, up from ; the
drug store, I think. I tried to get to the- fire
r.ln but secinsr that the fire had madeidoo
creat headway for that to serve .apnnS(-
pose, 'T-van toktne inira- uoor uuu .-iwj
thron"-h there as loud as I could. Mr Tavi
who has been sleeping with me, also came ;fip4
stairs and assisted me to waken the people.
I then, supposing I must have awakened every
body, went through the dining room and '. got
my children out through the window, which I
broke through, on the balcony. i ,
I suppose there must be between twenty" and'
thirty lives lost. A Miss Hunter was j-keping
in No 11, a room adjoining the corner;, she
jumped out and was killed, William .Torrance,
a young man, was badly burned.. George Crane
a "brother of Miss Crane, of this city, -was un
doubtedly burned to death, and Charles Davis
and a boy who was with him were burned Op.
They slept in room Xo 23.
Mary F. Morris had, when about to escape,
$300 hi money. Her aunt called to her tosife
a chi'd of Mr Tjvons'. whereupon sne. dropp?u
the mpnej'. My f;imily consisted of mjself,
wife, sister-iii-1 iw and three children ; all were
saved, but with the loss of everything.
From the Fotorsbnrg Express. !
Extraordinary Suicide.
From the California papers we learn thai
Adolph F. Uranda a native of Forfolk, Ya
and employed as confidental clerk by the house
of Macondray & Co., of San Francisco, -com
mitted suicide on the 20th January. He hirei
of Sampson that he held at the last election
when they roHed op their whole strei-gth to his
support. ,.v .- -
Resolved, That our esteemed representative
the Honf Warren -Wfnslow, still retains our
confidence undiminished, and we are gratified
to find bis name among the committee men on
the Kansas question believing, as we do that
upon the discharge of that duty hangs, in a
more or less degree, the peace aud quiet of our
The chairman in accordance with the second
resolution appointed the following delegates:
Dr. Isaac Hobbs, Isbam McLam, Hiram Cooper. J.
B. Herring, William J. Dudley! Kilbee Lassiter, Han
dy Warren, G. II. Danghtry, S. I. Faison. Henry II.
Hodges N. Jones, Dr. E F, Shaw. 14. Bell. J. B. Lane,
J. Fason, G. W. Hobba, W. Bowdeu, L. M. White,
I have a dog that has boen in the habit, of i Murchison and John C. Nichols, Esqr's, being
called cn, addressed the meeting in an appro
priate manner. The committee which was
appointed to draft Resolutions, throngh
their Chairman, F. Martin, reported the fol
lowing which were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, The Democratic party of Mont
gomery deserves to be represenfed in the State
Convention to be held in Charlotte, on the 4th
of April next to nominate some snitable person
-a candidate for the office of Governor.
Therefore, be it Resolved, That the chair1
man of this meeting appoint eight delegates to
represent ns in said Convention.
? Resolved, That our confidence in the princi
ple of the democratic party ns embodied in the
Baltimore and Cincinnati platfofm continues
1-esolvcd, That wo heaetily approve and
cordially endorse President Buchanan s Ad
ministration. Resolved, That John W. Ellis, of Rowan
county, by his talents, patriotism and fidelity
to the best interest of the State, merits the
nomination of the Convention, and suggest his
name to their consideration, for the office of
Governor of thisState. Yet, while exercising
this preference we pledge our hearty support
to the nominee of the Convention
In acccrdance with the 1st Resolution, the
Chairman appointed the following delegates:
John J. Leach, John McLennan, B. T. Coggin,
D. R. Cochran, M M. Leach, Hiram Allen,
Timotho Lucas, E. F. Howell and Malcom
On motion, the proceedings of the Meeting
re oniereu to oe pnniisneo in me iorui
W - A. Faison. D. Thomnsou. J. M. Moslev. J. Burden
J. S. Parrish. II. Matthis. 1. Murphy, W.-U. Thomson,
J-P. Treadwell, O. H. Johnson. II. Boykiu, H,
Hobbs, Dr. J. V. Owen, L. Riche, Sen.. O. P. White,
F.Cooper, W. G. Fowler, Blaman II Orumpler. J
Herring, D. Smith. A. A. McA'oy, T. II. Holmes. W.
S. Devane, S. Boy kin, J. S. Hiues, E. L.. Faiso j II.
Moore. J. W.Brown. Isaac Bovkin. C. Sessotfl. J-
Fowler. Dr. W. McKoy. II. C. Holmes, I. McPkail, H.
L. Spell, O. P. Matthis, A. Harriug, R. D. Mosley
Resolved, That the Secretary forward a copy
of these proceedings to the Wilmington Journal,
with the request that the jNortn ! .Carolinian,
Raleigh Standard, and other Democratic papers
On motion, the thanks of the meeting were
tendered to the Officers, and the meeting ad
jouwied. .
James A. F err all, Secretary.
How to make a Horse Dbaw. I once knew
a man that bought a fine-looking sorrel mare
that was as false as a horse could be but be
finally cured her to perfection in the following
mannerr'He geared, her to the cart, and went
to the corn-field to get a load of pumpkins.
After he had got some ten or a dozen on, she (
thought she had too much load and refused
to pull. He coaxed and petted her for some
time, but all to no purpose; he next got a stick
and thumped and thrashed with the same,
success, aud then thought he would try another
plan. He got a wheelbarrow and wheeled
pumpkins enough to make a full load, and put
them in the cart when he took her by the head
again but it was no go. He then started home
aud concluded she might either pull the load
of pumpkins or stand there till the day of
judgment. But when the sun began to get
low she began to think about her supper and
started for home passing skillfully through
three sevs of bars, and arrived at the barn
in safety with her load. He nut her in the
stable and fed her as if nothing had happened.
She refused to pull at two other times but
she feseived the same treatment each time so'
she found it was no use for she had to null
the load in tho end. lifter that she became
as good a beast to work as ever was hitched.
a horse, went to the Lone Mountain Cemetery,'
wrote a letter, directed it to Mr. Macondrnyj'
placed it together with a -ten dollar piece in a
handkerchief, and tied the bundle to the horn
of the saddle. He then turned the horse loose
and it returned to the citv, where the bundle'
was opened, the letter found and sent to Macon
dray. In it he confessed he had wronged his
employers by embezzling the funds and avowed
his intention to commit suicide. His body was
afterwards found in the Cemetery. By his side
I was found a small vial containing about four
I "'a ins ot strvciiiuno, and seattercuon Jli
I around wyre scraps of papjt-r torn ?romfanT
ornndum book.' On these pieces of paper d
censed wrote disjointed sentences with a pen-
. -11? . l it
Ui! expressive it ins leenngs ana nis inougnts
uppermost in his mind sifter swallowing the
deadly substance. The character of his hand
writing th? time passed and as the poison
operated on the system grew more tremulous
and indistinct. Both sides of the paper are
written on, except the lost scrap, which contains
only these words, " I am dy" probably put
there at the momeat deceased fe'l into the first
paroxvstn. The sad fnte of Branda presents
one of the most singular cases of suicide on re
cord. On the first piece of paper the deceased
Yet the thoughts of my poor mother
keeps my heart warm, or rather hot, for I
feel I am her murderer. God help me !
How slowly time passes ; it seems to me
nearly half an hour since I t ;ok the fatal
dose, vet I do not suiter. How- chilly it is.
I feel stiff from cold!
Nnmhc two :
" It is fearful to die thus aloni; to look
around, see the hills, hear the roar of the
ocean. See your fellow beings moving in
the distance, yet die alone."
"Just after my third dose a man passed
and told his friends I was crazy. God for-o-iv-e
me. I hope I am. What terrible sus
pense this waiting for death!"
Number three :
" For conscience half of the bottle I
have taken, four doses of the starch at in
tervals of about three minutes, yet do not
suffer. I feel nervous, but will note the
time on the back of this."
" I ihink it has been fifteen minutes
since I took the first. I am cold and chilly.
May some good result from my deatlvj',. ,
On the fourth piece the writing i.3 without
any order. The words are spread irregularly
over the paper lengthwise and diagonally.
They are as follows :
" fully half an hour. I am
God heln me. A. T. C"
Number five : " I am dy "
Decisions of the Supreme Conrt
By Pearson, J. In Brevven v 7'ysor, from
Chatham affirming the judgment. Also, in
Rogers v Wallace, from -Mecklenburg,- affirm
ing the judgment. Also, in Osborne v High
Sfioal M fc AZ Companv, from Mecklenburg,
judgment reversed and venire de novo. Also,
in Kesler v Kern from Rowan, affirming the
judgment. Also, in Me Michael v Moore, in
equity, from Rockingham, affirming the decree.
Also, in Simpson v Armfield, in equity, from
Union, decretal order affirmed. Also. in State
t John, from Caswell, directing a new trial.
Battle, J. In State v Ramsay, from Darke,
judgment reversed and venire de novo. Also, in
Chaffin v Ijawrance, from Davie; judgment
affirmed. Also, in Williams v Alexander, from
Mecklenburg: judgment reversed and new trial
granted Also, in Watson v Watson, in equity,
from Wake. A'so, in Becton v Becton, in
equity, from Jones, directing a reference to the
Master. Also, in State v John, from Caswell,
directing a new trial. Also, in Bank of State
v Fowle. Trustee, and others, in equity, from
Wake, declaring the rights of the parties.
Per Curiam. Manly v City of Raleigh, in
equity, from Wake; injunction dissolved. Also,
in Gillespie v Sholeberrier, in equity from
Rowan, directing a decree for-a specific per
formance according to the prayer of the h.
The Supreme Court closed its session in this
Oi!y on Wednesday last. Rat. Standard.
Carolinian, and that other Democratic papers
be requested to copy. On motion, the meeting
.John McIjenxax
Mal. McitcmsoN-
fi6a-cur neignoour or tne tieraia in its yes
terday's issue has a pretty long article down
on Senator Biggs because he was not willing
to go for a corte blanche to pay for the enter
tainment of aturkihh officer who comes or is. to
come to this conatry to get a vessel of war built
for the Turkish Government. It may look
unfashionable for us to say that we agree with
Mr Biggs so far as lie goes but think that he
does not go far enough. If the Turkish Govern
ment wants a ship of war built and desires to
have it built in tlie United States, it is the
business ot that uovernmeut and oi tne con
tractor.who may get the job. The Govern
ment is not the contractor for such jobs. It
has no more to do with them than it has with
any other contracts. The Turkish officers is
not accredited to the Government in otlier wav
and we cannot but look upon any money spent
upon him because he comes to have a ship built
here as so much of a premium given to encour
age one private enterest at the expense of the
general fund. We would go for treating Mr.
Mehemcd Iiasha with all due courtesy aud no
more. We think the whole matter of paying
his expenses wrong. If New york or Boston
ship-builders want his job, let them treat and
honeyfuggle him. We think every body is
ashamed of the Kossuth humbug, and this is
a dozen times worse. If Mr Biggs finally
voted against the whole thing, he was right.
There may be and there are courtesies which
Can't Catch Him. They have some men
California as well as in thcEast. Here
what a Sacramento paper says:
In Kin's town we have a rnfin whom we have?
been trying to get rid of for a long while, but
he is so crooked that the "King of Terrors''
cairt get to windward of him. First we set'
five to him, but he wouldTnt burn; then we
fixed a dead-fall, canght him in a deep shaft
half full of water. We thought we had hirhr
certain; but no-he fell astride a 'shin fib-bolt
ana noaiea right side up. At length vVd fel-
led a tree on him. We had him sure this time
without mistake. But it Was a mistake. for
as soon as the dust had cleared 'away, the ob
noxious fellow was found standing in the crotch'
straight as a hicory pole on tax-day. We now
think of setting a log trap for him, baited with
a crooked picayune.
In our court room a woman was testifying
in behalf of her son, and swore "that he had1
worKed on a lafm ever since -he was borne."
The lawyer who cross-examined her said:
"You assert that your son has worked on
a farm ever since he was born?''
"I do."
"What did he do the first year?"
" He mi led."
The la wyer evaporated. -
-liar l ford Conrani.-
Rcmrrratle Jlceiinj in Sampson.
A t a meeting of the democrats of Sampson
held at the Court House in Clinton on Satur
day the 27th day of February, the meeting was
organized by calling Dr. Thomas Bunting to
the Chair, and appointing James A. Ferral,
Lq-t. Secretary. . .,. x .
e Chairman upon taKing the .sent sdd
ed the meeting, setting forth its object
clear and torciuie style, and impressing upon
the democracy the necessity for activity, energy
and -determined action in the coining campaign.
On motion of Allmand A. McKoy Eq ,
the Chairman appointed a Committee of five
to draft resolntions for the action of the meet
ing. In accordance with said motion, the
Chairman appointed the following Committee,
viz: Allmand A. McKoy, Richard C. Holmes,
William G. Flower, Thomas II. Holmes and
Arthur Brown, who submitted the following
resolutions through their Chairman, Allmand
A .VcKoy, Esq., which preamble and resolu
tions were unanimously adopted, viz:
Whereas, It is proposed by the Democratic
State Committee to hold a Convention in the
town of Charlotte, on the 14th day of April
next, for the purpose of nominating some suita
ble Democrat as our Standard bearer in the
next Gubernatorial contest: Therefore be it
Resolved, That we heartily concur in the call
for the State Democratic Convention, and that
the time and place both meet with onr approba
tion, and that we do pledge ourselves to the
active and zealous support of any worthy Dem
ocrat who is nominated by that Convention,
believing as we do, that the assembled wisdom
of the Democracy of North Carolina will avoid
all sectional predudice, and partialities, and
looking alone to the good of the country will
unite on some true and tried Democrat (who
is wholly opposed to distribution, whose ability
will bear aloft our glorious insignia in the com
ing campaign.
Resolved, That the Chairman of this meet
ing appoint fifty delegates to represent the
county of Sampson in said Convention, and
that the Chairman Secretary be added to the
Resolved, That we approve of the policy as
recommended by some of the Democratic jour
nals, viz: that each county cast its vote in the
Convention, in accordance with the vote given
by said county to Gov. Bragg in the last elec
tion. Resolved, That the public lands should re
main as a source of revenue from which to sup
ply our National Treasury, or as homes for
those patriots who have served their country in
time of need, and that we still adhere to our
settled and determined opposition to the schemes
of distribution.
Resolved, That we still cherish the same
attachment to the well defined principles of
the Democratic party, as laid down in its Na
tional and State platforms, and that we still
have an abiding confidence in the administration
of President Buchanan, and believe he has ful
filled the pledges made for him by his friends,
and hasvso far, proved himself a statesman and
a patriot.
Resolved, That we heartily approve of Presi
dent Buchanan's message, and particularly that
portion of it which relates to banks and banking
and we do recommend to the party at large to
make some move on'the subject, in order that
the currency of our State may not be subject
to the deppessions which it has hitherto been;
and we do earnestly appeal to the feiw making
powers to direct and control, as far as in their
power lies, the monied institutions of our State
believing, as we do, that at the termination
of a crisis is the proper time for reforms such
as the times demand and the wants of the
people require.
Resolved, That the administration of Gov.
Bragg commands onr most hearty approval.
We are proud of him as our fellow citizen and
as the fearless and faithful executive officer of
onr State. He has already shown that he will
stand by the rights of the people and protect
the constitution : a'nd he still holds the same
high place in the estimation of the democracy
ought to be extended to distinguished strangers
ami the salary of the Chief Executive ought
to bi large enough to permit him to extend
these courtesies, at his own option and as a
matter oF course, but this congressional appro
priation in such a case is a bninbiig.
What is Mehemed Pacha to ns? What to
us if he does give Mr. Webb or some other
northern shi; .--builder a job? We cannot see
for the life of us Nor can we see wlijf we oi.
rrorth Carouufci should hem nay lor
. ...
custom for northern ship-builders. .Let then
pay ther own runners
The report says that when it was proposed
to make an indefinite appropriation to pay the
expenses of the Turkish person while superin
tending the building of a ship of war, Mr.
Biggs proposed to limit the expense to five'
thousand dollars. So far as the principle is con
cerned one dollar is just as bad as one hundred.
This amendment we presume Mr. Biggs pro
posed in Committee of the Whole, with the
intention of voting against the whele bill when
it came before the Senate.
JVil. Jtsurnal.
Fre in Kenans ville.
Kenaxsvili.e, N. C, Feb. 24th, 1858.
JHessrs Editors : At about half-past 10'
o'clock lest night, the citizens of our quiet
little town were suddenly aroused by the cry
of 'fire,' when the the beautiful residence of
Dr. C. W. Graham was seen to be in flames,
when all efforts to extinguish them were fruit
less, and in a very few minutes the whole buil
ding was in a b'aze and entirely consnmcfl.
The most of his furniture was saved, but in
such a condition as to be almost worthless. TIuj
Dr. and his family had just retired, and so rn.
pid was the conflagration that they were only
able to save a smnll portion of their clothing.
For some time the dwelling of Col. John J.
Whitehead was in imminent danger, and but
for the providential change of the wind, it too,
would have bteii burned clown. There was no
insurance fi,nd the loss is not less than four
thousand dollars. How the fire originated is
yet a mystery, it was certainly not the work of.
!an incendiary, as the fire, when first discovered
was inside of the house. Wil. Jncrmtl.
One hundred and seventy-fonr revolu
tionary soldiers, and seven hundred and eighty
eight widows of revolutionary soldiers, have
died during the past year. 2'otal number of
deaths of all classes of pensioners, 1,451'. The'
whole number ot pensioners on the rolls, June"
30, is as follows : 34G soldiers: yearlv amount
$20,241 85; 4,702 widows of do., $385,582 f3;,
2.854 half-pay widows and orphans, $270 902
Eeath of Judge Kane.
Hon. John K. Kane, Judge of the United
States District Court for the Eastern District
of Pennyslvania died about 9 o'clock last
evening at his residence. Fern Rock, on Green
lane, twenty-second Ward. He had been
suffering for some days from a very severe at
tack of pneumonia, the fatal termination of
which had been anticipated by all who attended
him.' Judge Kane has so long been promi
nently before the public, not only by force of
his own position, but as the father of the late
Dr. Kane, that his decease deserves more than
the ordinary paragraph notice.
John Kintzing Kane was born in Philadel
phia about the year 1795. He was a son of
John Kane, whose father emigrated from Ire
land in the year 1756- His mother was a
Miss Van Renssellaer, of New York. He was
educated at Yale College, and then studied law
in Philadelphia, in the office of the late Judge
Hopkinson. On the 8th of April, 1817, he
was admitted to the bar, and soon took rank
among its members as one of the most promis
ing of their number. He was originally a Fede
45- G.2G6 invalids, $468,017 37; 18 privateers--
A u l. til, f 1,1011,300 -o.
fi-ST On Su Vlay evening, last a man by the'
name of Jesse Allen, of Ashe county -N. C,
while on his way from Abington with his team,
was instantly killed near Mock's Saw Mill on
the Laurel. He was sitting upon the saddle
horse when the team took fright, when he was
thrown over the horse's head, the wheels of the
wagon passing over his neck and head He"
leaves a wife and five children.
Tub Bcrxixg of tiik Pacific Hotel
HorribXe Suspicions Chas. Taylor alius
Sanders has ben arrested on the terrible sus
picion of being the cause of the dreadful disas
ter at the Pacific Hotel in St. Louis. He is
charged with firing the hotel after murdering
Ephraim Doane one of the inmates I Dr.
Daniel W. Strader, the landlord, and Chas.
Waldrup, the watchman of the hotel, have also
been arrested and will be examined on Saturday.
Theatre, amounting to thirteen hundred dollars.
The Managers of the Theatre acted most
handsomely in not charging one cent for the
use of the house.
The proceeds of Mr. Everett's " Wash
ralist in politics, but in the Jackson times gave' ington Oratiou" on Tuesday, at the Richmond
in his adhesion to tne Democratic 1'arty, and
was elected by them several times to the State
Legislature. He was also at one time their
candidate for Mayor, and held, too, for a time,
the office of City Solicitor. In 1845, he was
appointed, by Gov. Shunk, Attorney-General
of the State. 2his office ho resigned in June,
1846, when, on the decease of Judge Randall,
of the United States District Court, President
Polk appointed him to fill the vacancy. This
ofik'fc he continued to hold up to the time of Ids
death. Mrs. Kane, who survives him, was Miss
Jane Leiper, a descendant of Thomas Leiper,
of the Revolution. A daughter and three sons
oiso survive, i he latter are Col. Thomas L.
Kane, who is now in California, R. Patterson
Kane Esq., a member of the bar and of the
Common Council of this city, and Dr. John
K. Kane, who accompanied the searching ex
pedition sent out in quest of the second Arctic
expedition of the late Dr. Kane, aud who is
now in Paris.
Judge Kane was a gentleman of fine abilities,
a good lawyer and a learned Judge. He was
also an accomplished belles-lettres scholar, and
an adept in the graceful accomplishments of
society. Few men of our acquaintance were
more courtly in manner, or better calculated to
impress upon the observer the idea ofa perfect
gentleman. Whether at the bar, on the bench,
in political life, or in society, he never for an
instant lost his self-possession, or was betraved
into a. rude word or a display of tember. He
was a member of various artistic and scientific
societies, such as the Musical Fund Society, the
Academy of the Fine Arts, and the American
Philosophical Society, and exercised high in
fluence in all of them. However men may have
differed from him on political questions, there
are- none that will deny him the possession
of most winning social qualities and of great
firmness and tenacity of purpose in everything
that lie undertook. Phil. Taper,
" JEST The five new steam sloops of war have
been named by the president as follows: the
one building at Fensacola, " Pensacola," the
one at Norfork, " Richmond," the one at Phila
delphia, "Lancaster, "the one at New York,
" Brooklyn," the one at Boston, Hartford."
"My wife' said a wag", the other day, "came
near calling me honey last night." "Indeed !
how was that ?" 'Why, she called me 'Old
Bees Wax V "
A young lady, whose mother had charged
her particularly not to play Scotch Ramble,
returned home late at night, about a week
since, with holes in the bottom of her shoes.
Her Mother. "Didn't I tell you not to play
Scotch Ramble?"
Girl. Ma, I didn't."
Mother How came these holes, here?'
taking up the shoes.
jGirl. "I wore 'em out ma trying to keep
otrt of the way of those who did play Ramble.
The old lady appeared satisfied, but the young
lady was not, for she was troubled with the
consciousness of having told a falshood.
Three prisoners escaped from the Guil-
the logs com-
fnn AT n it n Tupsda V Illffht.
Jt... IHII V.. - J .
was effected bv sawinff out a
tv.A e nrh;h cheeked
posimr the body of the house, and then bursting
offthS It is i.Keiy uiej re
ceived outward assistance. One of these
prisoners was recaptured on ednesday, hav
in returned home, a short distance in the coun
try, to get warm, the jail being rather cold
He' was imprisoued for passing counterfeit

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