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W. C, April 14. 1858.
The. Democratic 019 1 Convention was tenr-
I i'Litariu drVanized o jj.ojion of Gen. . B. Trol
lino-er of Aiamauc-'
br callinir Capt. John
Walker of Meckteu
knowledaed the co
org to the Chair, who ac
plinieut in a few appro-
: On motion of Ool LW.- Hnmphrey of
Onslow, George Howard.?., of - Wilson, and
XV m. J. Yates, of Mecklenburg, were appointed
Secretaries.''- . " " '
On motion, a call of thXUjjnties was made,
whfi i. was found that 72 counties were repre
sented by 477 del'egateR-.'ks follows: $
Alnramee Geo B Trollinger.'Dr $vl Montgomery. Dr P A
Holt. J I Scales. T T Turner. C n konej; B Morton.
. ' 1 xndr Deyalt Little. Dakl Britain,' W J Lippard, W D
. arhallN A Pool. I A Baker- AVpi CLinoy. Wm Cannolly
Anon Colli T KnottR. AV. $V "p scott. DrWl Ledbettcr.
If I, Tillman. V .
Burke C M A Tery. A C Arer. fej Jtirksev. R C Pearson . "S
C N Tate Sam l McD Tate.
H Lpton. J .feDickton.
Buncombe W M Hardy. I
Bladen J A McDowell. VV Y MelTi
Beaufort AVm f 'lnrk. Augustus Ca
J L Brown?" Geo A
Latham. II P Allen
wick I D Taylor. Gabriel Ho-i,lH Hill
i ' t i it i - .
....... . . iirimi'miD. aimuB ooah
Jrr Darnhart. J AV Rovrs, A Henderson
i ri ioar. uanici .0111:111.
Catawba A T f o!cr.ltr
Way. J C Gardner. MI Bryan. J B Aver"- J -C Justice. F S
Du;.pey. J Muse. J E Morr. T S Howard, S Barrington. H C
Cumberland W .McL McKay. Gen John Wiasdow. James G
Chowatfc J C Badham.
Carter-1 O S Dew. y. J W O'Neal.
Cherokee AV M Hardy, proxy.
Caswell Flon .John Karr. Dr Jas E Williamson. S E Williams.
t)r .J I. Willi imfrin. Sam'l Harrison. J W (iraTes.
Chatham T B I.onjr. Jno Hackney. AV S Edwards.
Caldwell B " N Tate. J A Diekxon. proxies.
Currituck B T Baxter. J Frnshaw.
Cleavctand W P Love. P D Gould
Davidson J H Thompson . J Rominper. Col S Hargrove. D
Helper. Wm Harris. S M Toinlinson. Pred Beck. EliiPenry. N
Parks. J A Davin. C W Bradshaw, W B Dusenberry, Daniel C
Johnson . John L Milier.
Davie AVm C Brown, Jethro Brown, Wm Wiatt, Wrm March,
U C Clement. A J Cain. J M Clement.
Duplin W J Houston B W Herring, J D Stanford, B K Out
law. AV A Allen.
Edgecombe AV R Cox. T W Battle. Geo Howard. Jr.. J H
Adams. AV S Battle. C C Bonner. W Swift. W H Bunn. H Bel
cher. J Jenkins. Jno Harrill, K Harrill, W Cobb. James Carney,
Jno S Dancy.
Forsythe V Fr'es. J A Wnugh. R L Patterson, J WAlspaugh
F E Boner. A J Stafford.
Franklin AV K Green. W C I.ankford. M Hawkins, R Stal
ling. AV A Moore. II Harris.
G tfton Wm Hanks. Wm McKee.J G Lewis. J K Rhyne. W
Sloan. J M IteUt. J V Pepram. Sam'l Jarrett. Robt Craige. A W
Dcvanport. R Buiikin. D Sehenck. Jasper Stowe. Jocob Plunk-
Granville J M Bullock. R O Gregory. L M Vnnhnok
Guilford R P Dick, B G Graham. A G Gilmer. W Osborn, S
I Holden. A P Eckel. J B Balsey. P YV Parker. W A Dann, M D
Smith. W II Reid.Wm S Clark
Greene S D Turnagre. D G W Ward.
Haywood W H Thomas, proxy.
Halifax N M Long. J F Simmons. E N Peterson.
Henderson J A Dickson, proxy
Iredell Alex Clark J L Donaldson. O Gillespie. R C Mac
Jtcksoii W II Thomas.
Jones W P Ward. W S Perry. Daniel Perry.
Johnston R D Luni'sford. A Mitchiner. A J Heath. B H Tom
linson. npt H B Watson. II H Hobbs, T H Atkison.S A Smith
Perry Rusfron. Ileury Austin. T W B Watson. G W Watsm.
l.enoir C Wooten. N B Whitfield S W Bright. S Wooten.
Lincoln Ambrose Costncr. Wm Lander. J. K Hoke, A P Can
sler. W J Hoke. Robert Williamson. L A Hoyle.
Madison J A Dickson. W M Hardy, proxies.
Martin Aug Moore. W B Lanier, J L Teal.
Macdowell J A Dickson, proxy
Moore R W Goldston. W M Person, Dr J Shaw.
!ioutgomery Timothy Lucas
Marion W. M. Hardy, proxy.
Mecklenburg Wm Reid. J M Potts. T N Alexander. W M
Vatthews. Wm Maxwell. J M Miller R P Waring. M B Wallace.
Hugh Kirkpatriek. J E Brown. W A Owens, S H Kirkpa'ricD
Parks. T T Johnson. S A Harris. J P Ross. P C Caldwell. Wm
Ross. T H Brem. R Peoples K H Swann. G W Caldwell. W S
Trather. W A Harrison. A C Williamson, W H Walker. H LaF
Alexauder. Isaac Gri. r. W L Houston. J M Hutchison. J S
Gribble. Williamson Wallace. W R Myers. Z Morris. W F Da
ridson.'Zenas A Grier. A H Brown, S W Davis. Alex Cooper. R
M White. W K PLifer. Rich'd Rozzell. Joseph Irwin, K C Grier.
David Mien. B Morrow. J B Kerr. Thos Hunter, B II Garrison
J K Harrison. ol I hos Ilunter.T T Sandifer. C J Fox. James
Johnsrou. F li Maxwell. A C Steele. A C Xeei, AVm McComb, M
D L McLeod. C T Alexander. J A Cannon. T D Gillespi- , C G
Alexander. J B Stewart. J A Sadler, II H Peoples, S H Elliott. R
H Maxwell. AV S Norment. G W McDonald, S A Davis. J M
Strong. AV J Kerr. I AV Morrow. AV G Garrison, J P Heath, G AV
W.lliamson. AV Patterson, T B Price. JH AVhite. Jas Johnston
8 I Lowrie, I N Alex in ljr. E AMcCauley,J H Gibbon. Capt J
Kirk. E B D Sloan. C Flow, Harvy AVallace. Wm St nson. M M
Orr. I AV Ross, AV T Stitt. Ezekiel Johnston. J B Robertson
Arthur Crier. J AV Osberne Capt John AValkcr. AVm J A ntes.
Nash E II Morgan. J E Liusey, S D Boyken, A C Avaut. S J
New Hanover Dr P M AA'alker. C Bcttencourt, Hon. AV S
Ashe. M ( o-tiu. S R Bunting. J Fulton, Dr R II Tate, AA'ua M
Walker. E AV Hall. C Kenn. 11
Northampton II R Burwyn. J J Long. J R Mason. JM
Orange J UKirkland. D II McBade.J F Lyon. D Tilly. Allen
Compton. B L Durham. A Durham. AV H McDade, J H McDade.
AVm M Carrington. J M Harman, P S Compton. T T Simpson
Mr F Stroutl.
Onslow L AV Aumphrey. J II Koy.
Pasquotank J C Badhani. proxy.
Pitt AV J Blow. L D Beardsley, Benj. May.
3'olk J A Dickson, proxy.
ttockiughani J H Boyd.
Rowan J E Kerr. J M Nesbitt, A Henderson. Sam'l ReeTes. J
1 Shaver. DrC A Henderson. AV R Fraley. J A AViscman. H W
Hill.B R Moore, AV L Sanders. J H A erble. J C McConaughey
Alfred Owen. AV C Miller. AV R AVilson. N F Hall. M Hofflin. T
Hill. LS Aldrich. AV A AValton. J M Newson. N N Fleming. S
Reives J J Summerell-jAV J Mills. B F Fraley. A G Jone, J AV
Crawford. J M Happdpt. II L Robards.
f.ntherfnrd New Unoirr d-Ugtion: ptolj.
Randolph AV 11 II Cosmer. B F Hoover
Richmond P M Powell. W L Steele. AV J Averitt.
Sampson J S Hines. L M Wei te, AV S Devane.
Surry J E Reeves. R E Reeves.
Stokes J F Hill. G AV AVilsou, S C Hill.
Stanly Marvel Kirk.
Union J N Davis. AV H Simpson. G AV Helms. Abell Helms. J
AV Benton. AV P Muse. J F Hough.
WattfJ K Merritt.M A Bledsoe. J Mordecal. Edw'd Cant
well. W F Askew. G AAr Norwood. J T Cook. J A Engl. hard. AA"
J Saunders. C Low. F J Hutchins. T J lrtley. J W WMggins. AV
J LouSe. AV AVhitaker. R II AVhitaker. M H Brown. George H
Faiibault. J B Johns, J J Harrison. H P Tucker. G C Smith B
Ferry, J A Dunn. L Vourg. J H Biggs. H W Ruff. AV H Langh
ter. John Spellman F I AVilson. W H High, J B Lassiter, W L
Rogers; B F Benton. E E Haroiss. S Morgan. G AV Brooks.
AA-arren N .Miland. J E Boyd. H Mayfield W U Kearney. N
AV Nicholson, AV J Hawkius. M Davis. R A Davis J AV Whise.
AVashinjrton . I C Bailhani. proxy
Wayne,-AV K Lane. T T HoIloweil.G C Mosea. R D Hinson
AV B Langston. AV T Dortch, S D Phillips. W F Kornegay. B
Thmpoj, B B R3Jvs. O L Pate. AVm Robirjssn . J L Penning
ton. D C Sherrard. E R Cox. J T Kennedy. B b Hooka. J O Par,
ker. J H Averitt, J V Sherrard, G Sherrard, E A Thompson, B
AVilkcsJ B Gorden, M L Stokes, W M Barber, A L Hackcti
Afadin Joseph Dobson
Yanfty J A Dickson, proxy.
It appeared that all except 12 couuties were
On motion of Dr Wm J Blow, of Pitt, a
Committee consisting of two from each Con
prressional District, was appointed by the dele.
pates from the districts to report permanent
Officers and Hides of Order for the Oocveuthon.
After half an hour's conference the following
gentlemen were reported as constituting the
Committee on orgar.ization: from the
1st District, H K Burgwyn, B M Baxter
2 d " Dr D G W Ward, Col W J Clark.
3rd " J D Tay'r, W Li Steele.
4th " - Dr W J Hawkins, J M Bullock.
5th " Wm M Person, S E Williams.
45th " Gen A J Stafford, Col S Hargrove,
flth " -4rch Henderson, Wm.LariderV
Sik '-V W H Thomas J A Dickson
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The Contention tlren adjonrned till 3 o'clock. 1
Afternoon Session, 3 P. M.
The Committee on permanent organization
made the following report: 4
GEN. C. M. AVERY, of Burke,.
J C Badhani, of Chowan,
D G Ward, ot Greene. "
John A McDowell, of Bladen,
. Nathan Milan, of Warren,
, Gen Benj Trollinger, of Alamance,
. Joel F Hill, of Stokes,
Wm M Matthews, of Mecklenburg
Jas B Gorden, of Wilkes. 7"
George Howard, Jr., of Wilson, ,
J W Alspaiigh, of Forsythe, -W.F
Green, of Franklin.
' The Committee further recommended that the
Iiules of the House of Commons (as far as practi
cable) be adopted by the Convention. ;
On motion, the report was unanimously adopted.
The Chair appointed the following gentlemen as
a committee to conduct Gen.Aveiy to the Chair
J M Bullock, W L Steele, and W T. Porch.
Gen. Avery, after taking the Chair, addressed
the Convention as follows:
endemen oflAe Democrat
eTinexpectea notfor you
I belong to that large branch of the demo
cratic family which is dispusrd to labor rather
than talk. My services to 6e democratic par
ty, however humble, are fleld, not cabinet
achievements. I have been accustomed to stem
mountain torrents, to face tlw current of oppo
sition in every form, Avhen tlif interests of my
party demanded it; but nevei to preside over
the deliberatiouaqpf its great representatives,
to counsel them in doubt or cleer tliem in their
onward march toward that great end, the hon
or and the glory of our Statf and Nation.
It is late for me to give in !iny ad'.iesion to
time-honored principles of otr party. They
are emphatically the same jesterday, to-day
and for ever. If it is not egotistical, I might
say that my political existence dates back to
that time that tried the souls cf democrats' the
ever-memorable year 1840. f
But to the priuciples which control the ac
tion of our party. Nearly all the old issues
are now settled, and we can . cieerfully extend
the right hand of fellowship to all those Avho
have seen the error of their former course,
and are now crowding into our ranks But
with due deference to their opinions, I think
that the errors for which the? repent are few
while on the other hand they may congratulate
themselves that they have escaped unsoiled by
contamination with that Tiamtcss party which
now lead the opposition
We have now but one issm presented, the
old hackneyed hobby-horse distribution. Our
brother democrats in other iSUtes have buried
it in merited oblivion ; and wc, who fight the
battle last, can and" will triumph by an over
whelming majority. It is needless to speak
further of principles.
Our great object in this Convention shouid
be to insnre harmony and concord; and for one
I pledge myself to support its nominee, not only
heartily but enthusiastically. And I hope that
all tlio mowbtrs of tUia wtio tr williu
to sacrah.ee individual preference upon the al
ter of our common partyV
In conclusion, gentleman, 1 ask and expect
vour hearty co-operatin in the preservation of
order and harmoney in our proceedings; beieiv
ing, as I do, that our action will enure to the
benefit of the democratic party, and of uecessi
ty, to tue whole btate.
lhe Convention being organized, Wbi. T
Do.'tch, Esq., of Wayne, moved that a commit
tee, consisting of two from each Cougressiona
district, beappoiuted by the respective district
to draft resolutions for the Convention.
On motion of Wm. A. Allen, Esq., of Dup
Iin tte motion was amended by substitutiujr
three for two. The resolutions was then unaui
mously adopted, and the following gentlemen
1st District Col. X. M. Lonar, of Halifax
J. C. Badham, Chowan, Jos R. iliason, North
2nd District Dr. Wm. J. BIoav, Pitt, Col
Li. W. Humphrey, Onslow, John S. Dancy
3d District James Fulton, New Hanover
W. A!cL. McKay, Cumberland, Wm. T. Hous
4th Distric A. M. LeAvis, Wake, Dr. B
L. Durham, Orange, A. J. Taylor, Nash.
5th District B. F. Hoover, Randolph, R
P. Dick, Guilford, Hon. John Kerr, Caswell.
6th District J. II. Boyd, Rockingham, J
M. Clement. Davie, Francis Fries, Forsythe.
1th District G V. Caldwell, Meaklenbur-r
Arch'd Henderson, Rowan, Wm. Lander, Lin
8th District M. S. Stokes, Wilkes, John,
A. Dickson, Burke, Wm. H. Ihomas, Chero
On motion of Wm. J "Houston, of Duplin,
the tollowing resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, That the delegates from each coun
ty shall be entitled to cast the same number o
votes in tins Convention that their respective
Counties cast for the democratic CslTlfl!rl tf for
Governor at the election held on the first Thurs
day in August, 1856.
Resolved, That in all questions pendins be
iuie i ina ouvenuon, any eoiintv may call for
a aevision ot the question, auddemaud that the
vote so taken shall be by counties; each county
cusu.ng, is uemocraue strength, as ascertained
by its vote for Gov. Bragg ou the first Thnrs-
uay in August, ioo
The Convention then adjourned to 8 o'clock,
m, - E aenixg Session, 8 o'clock
.......v-v. v,,. .hcvmuhu,, inrouirii their
cnairmau, uon.dotin Jverr, made the following
Whereas, Pursuant to the usage of the Dem
ocratic Party a Convention of Delegates rep
resentuif the democratic 1'artv a r.t...:
of Delegates representing the democratic voters
of the different counties of the State has assem-
uicu 10 me xuwii ui vjiianuut', n is deemed a
proper ocsion to express us opiuions upon the
1 r CV a ? n .1 .
uiucrcui questions now oeiore the people of the
State and of the country at large, be it there-
Resolved, That we cordially approve of the
Administration " of James Buchanan, belief inr
it to be market! by ability, impartiality, audd
potion to the Constitutional rights of all sec
tions ol tlie country: and more especially An wp
endorse bis position in favor of the immediate
admission of Kaosas with the Lecompton Con
stitution; aud regard that measure as essential
to the quiet of the country, aud aa act of sim
ple justice, the rejection of which can, only be
viewed as a blow aimed at the equality of the
States in the Union.
Resolved, That Thomas Bragg, by the man
ner in which he lias discharged the duties of
liis office as Chief Magistrate of this State, has
established a character for hiirn executire tal-1
ciiv, duu un.u till, tumiuciac ouu j t r j tt 1
of all good citizens of the State; and we here
, . 1 1 c n n rl 1 1 ah .) r. 1 , . . 1 . 1 . . . .... I
by tender him in behalf of our constituents the
expression of high admiration and best wishes
for his happiness and. success through life.
Resolved. That we are anxious to see the re
sources of the different sections" of the State
fostered and developed, and to tha end beleive
that sat h aid shonld be given towards the for
warding to completion of the works of Internal
Improvement already begun, and the construc
tion of such others as may be deemed expedient
as the credit oi the State and the means of her
citizens may permit, without injuriously affec
ting the one or imposing too onerous burdens
on the other.
Resolved. That we regard the distribution
of the public lands, or their proceeds as uncon
stitutional, anti-democratic and impolitic, and
its agitation at the present time as eminently
unpatriotic, because, being wholly s impractica
ble, the sole tendency of such agitation must be
to divide and distract the only parly npon
which the South can rely for the defence of her
rights and interests ii: the Union.
On motion of John S Dancy, of Edgecombe,
the resolutions were voted on separately and
On motion of W. 2tfcL. McKay, of Cumber
land the following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That we, as citizens of North Caro-
-lina. assembled from all the-; different sections
nrthfr-Srnr ,rVfiFsr?of rt&l r.fTnnrtm.itv
darnestly but : respctfnllv to urgepon the?,
favorable attention of the Congress of the
United States the advantages possessed by the
mineral region situated in the valley of Deep
River in this State as a location for a National
Foundry, combining as it does the elements of
safety from attack, with accessibility and ease
of communication, and having in immediate
proximity, coal, iron, timber, building materials
and water-power, in a climate subject to the
extremes of neither heat or cold, and eminently
salubrious and free from epidemic influence or
local causes of disease.
The Convention then adjourned till 9 o'clock
Thursday Morning, April 15.
The Convention being called to order by the
President, W II Cox of Edgecomb, offered the
following resolutions, which were adopted:
Resolved, That the course pursued by onr
Senators and Representatives from this State,
in voting to admit Kansas under the Lecomp
ton Constitution, meets our unqualified appro
val, and that we extend our cordial and sincere
thanks to that conservative and patriotic band
of Democrats at the North, who, with a patri
otism as broad as this Union, have sustained
the national administration and the constitu
tional rights of the States, and that . we are
proud to claim them as our political brethren
Resolved, That that we regard the action of
those members from the South who opno-ed
the administration of Kansas under the Le
compton Constitution, as calculated to peril
the best interests of this Union, and not only
dis!oTa! but a voluntary misrepresentation of
the views of the section that they profess to rep
resent. Win. J. Houston, Esq., of Duplin, introduced
the following resolution:
Resolved, That in ballotting for a candidate
for Governor, this Convention will be governed
by the two-thirds rule; and that no nominal ion
can be made unless th candidate dvsinated
receives two-thirds of all the votes cast, accor
ding to the basis of voting already established.
John C Badham, Esq., of Chowan, offered
the following as a substitute for the above:
Resolved, That in the selection of a candi
date for Governor, he who receives a majority
of the votes represented in this Convention,
shall be its nominee for that office." I
The resolution and substitute were both laid
upon the table, and the convention agreed to
take the ballot for a candidate upon the majori
Capt. John Walker, of Mecklenburg, stated
that he was authorized to Avithdraw the name
of the Hon. W. W. Avery, of Burke, as a can
didate before the Convention, and handed to
the Secretary a letter from that gentleman,
which was read, as follows:
Morgaxtox, April 12, 1858.
My Dear Sir: I perceive you are appoint
ed a delegate to the approaching Democratic
convention at Charlotte, on the 14th inst., and
knowing from your locality that you will certain
ly be in attendance, I desire through you, to
apprise the delegates of my position respecting
the Gubernatorial nomination.
It is of the. very first importance that har
mony and concord should characterize the pro
ceedings of the convention, as well in the pri
vate meeting for consultation touching the
nomination as in the open assemblage of the
delegations, and I cannot allow my name, even
in a remote degree to become an element of
disagreement; I have been associated with the
nomination in the primary meetings of the peo
ple, Avithout any agency of my own but this ac
tion of a portion of the peop'e has given a prom
inence to my own name which may lead to dis
cord, and has likewise imposed obligations upon
delegates from which it is lay duty to relieve
them. You will therefore, rlease do me the
favour to communicate to the Convention, in
such manner, and at such time, ascyon may
deem proper,, that my name is withdrawn un
conditionally from the contest for the nomina
tion for Governor.
I feel grateful for the . flattering manifesta
tions made in rnv behalf, ami shall takn occas
ion, in an especial manner, to manifest my high
appreciation of the compliment, by giving a
zealous and cordial support to the nominee" of
the Convention whoever lie may he J make
this pledge without reservation. I can safely
do so, because, "Principles, not men," has al
ways been the motto of our glorious old Party
and as this inscription upon the Democratic
flag was our pillar of fire amid the darkness
which once beclouded our pathwav, so I feel
confident it will continue, as a cloud, to guide
us in this our day of sunshine ar. 1 of triJmph.
Hoping that a spirit of conciliation mav
preside over your counsels, and that Hip urn-
ceedings of the convention may'so terminate hs
to secure the triumph of our imperishable nrin-
ciples, and thus redound to the happiness and
prosperity of the people of the State
r - - "
i remaiu, most truly vours &c
. ttt t i W- W- AVERY.
John Walker, Esq.
Capt. John Walker, of Mecklenbnrov then
nominated VV. VV. Holden, Esq., of Wake; and
Wm. Lander, Esq., of Lincoln, nominated the
Hon. John W. Ellis, of Rowan. The fVmven-
tion then proceeded to ballot, with the follow
John W. Ellis received ,
XV. XV Holden. "
H on Thos. Ruffin, of Alamance
Hon. Thos. Ruffin. of Wavne
Whole number of votes cast
ir nuis naFing received a, mninritir f ,.n
m i i-i
the votes cast, the President declared him the
nominee of the Convention. T x
On motion of M. A. Bledsoe. Es of Wofce
the nomination was declared nnammooss
On motion of Jas. TP. SimraoTfs, Esq., of
Halifax, a committee of three was appointed to
inform Hon John W. Ellis of his nomination.
The committee consisted of the foltowinff geu
tleinen: Jsfc. F. Simmons, of Halifax; Wm. H.
Thomas, of Jackson, A. M. Lewis. of Wake
Afternoon Session 3 o'clock.
On motion of R P Dick, the President was
requested to appoint an Executive committee
of nine. The President appointed the follow
ing gentlemen :
Dr. J E Williamson, of Caswell, Chairman.
J C Badham of Chowan.
L W Humphrey of Onslow.
John Winslow of Cumberland.
M A Bledsoe of Wake.
Francis Fries of Forsyth.
Wm. J Yates of Mecklenburg. I
M S Stokes of Wilkes. '
SCW Tate of Burke.
On motion of A M Lewis, the following raso-
Iution was nnammouslv adopted
Resoived, That the members of this Conten
tion return their warmest thanks to the citizens
ot tharlotte tor the very kind reception iey
have met with, and they will carry with them
to Mieir nuuies me oest recollection of tiieir
politeness and hospitality.
Ou motion ef Col. Humphrey of Onslow, the
inaiiKS oi tne convention were tendered to the
A iueiit anu umcers ior me aonuy and !m-
1 resident and officer? for
On motion of Jesse
A. Waugh. the Conven
tion adjourned sine die
C. M. AVERY
Geo. Howard Jr.,
J. W. Alspough, V Secretaries
W. F Green. S
THE VOTE. ;
The following is the vote cast in Convention
for the nomination of a .candidate:
Counties voting for Mr Ellis.
New Hanover 1522
Pitt . 775
AVaf hington 261
W -yne 1332
Counties voting for Mr Iloldm,
Hon. Thomas Ruffin, of
the vote of Green County 432.
Hon. Thos. Ruffin, of Wayne, received the
vote of Onslow County 77 1.
The delegation from the County of Yadkin,
being divided in sentiment, did not vote until
the result was announced, when they came for
ward with the counties of Green and Onslow,
and recorded their votes for the Hon. John W
Ellis; which added to the
following is the result:
Hon John V. Eliis.
W. W. Holden, Esq.,
vote as above, the
US?- Before the Convention commenced vo
ting a proposition to adopt the two-thirds rule
caused a spirited and able discussion. Wm. J.
Houston, Win. Robinson, J A Dickson and
Edw'd Cantwell spoke in favor of its adoption,
and J C Badham, Wm Lander, W McL McKay
and J E Kerr spoke against it. A motion to
lay the resolution on the table was carried by
a majority of about 3000, the vote being taken
Ban!k Loan ew York.
The amount of loai s and discounts by our 53
city banks according to the last report is $110,
500,000. and is most likely now over $111,
000,000. This amount so very large at a time
when business is uusu dly contracted on every
hand, excites much wonder and some alarm.
The worthy manager of the Clearing-house
George Lyman, Esq. gives it as his opinion
that the loans may reach five millions more
with safety, but that there will be danger from
any excess over $1 15,000,000. We think there
is reason to be cautions now in all financial op
erations, for $11 1,000,000 is too large for the
mercantile and commercial business transac
tion. The sum must include a portion of the
Treasury notes held by the banks, as we know
some bank officers include such assets in th
amount of loans, which strictly speaking thev
are not not, for they are of the character of
stock investments; but all banks do not do this
The sura of $111,000,000 must also, we think
include a great deal of 'extended" paper which
the banks are "nursing" to save themselves from
loss; yet the amount is puzzlingly large for a
depressed slate of business, as compared with
mat opioid. nicse loans ana discounts" of
course are credits. What credits? We should
like to know what proportion are loans to brok
ers that is, loans on call. These, we are
afraid, have been unduly extended, for the pub
lic have sold more stocks than it has bonght
and the excess is held by means of thse loans.
What will be the consequence when these loans
are called in? Caution is needed. Some bank
officers have informed us that in their opinion
the loans are high enough, and they do not
wish to see them extended further, they will be
we have no doubt as the large amount of specie
held gives encouragement to the bant
JB- It is stated that the experiments made
by the inventer of lighting gas lamps by elec
tricity, are beautiful. It is an arrangement
by which the operator may, from any given
point, let the gas into the pipes or fixtures
and then by a wire which Is placed in. contact
with the burner, he may, by the movement of
a small stop or knob, not only excite electricty
but conveys it along the wire to the point to
be illuminated. Its adaptation to lightiu"
streets as well as large puolic buildings, is ad"
mirable. ; ,
CROSS CREEK DISTRICT.
A Meeting of the Democrats of Cross Creek
District, Was held at the Court House, on
Tuesday the 20th, inst., aud organized by calling
Maj J. T. 'Gilmore to the Chair, and appoint
ing J W Lett as Secretary. The Chairman ex-"
plained the object of the Meeting to be the
appointment of Delegates to the joint Conven
tion of Cumberland;and Harnett counties, to
select suitable Candidates to represent the
Democratic party in the next Legislature.
J. W. Strange, Esq., after addressing the
Aleetimjwith a few forcible remarks, moved the
Chair appoint 7 Delegates, whereupon the fol
lowing gentlemen were appointed: Robert
Wooten, Jas. W. Strange, W T Frizell, John
Wuislow, Wm. Overby, R. D. Davis, J T Mc
Kay. Ou motion of Wm Overby, the Chairman and
Secretary were added to the list of delegates.
On motion, it was ordered that the Carolinian
be requested to publish the proceedings of the
Meeting. The meeting then adjourned.
J. T. GILMORE, Pres't.
J. W. Lett, Sec'y
f . Harnett County.
A Meeting of the Democratic party of Upper
Little River District, was held at the District
muster-ground, on Saturday, the 17th inst.
On motion, .Samuel Brown, Esq., was called
to the Chair, and Neill Clark appointed Sec'ry
Ou motion, the Chairman appointed a Com
mittee consisting of Nathan Douglas, James S.
Harrington, and Daniel McDougald, to pre
pare resolutions for the action of the meeting.
The committee reported the following:
The Democrats of Upper Little River Dis
trict approve of the proposition to hold a joint
convention of the nartv of the.
nett and Cumberland to i.omiuate candidates to
represent us in the next Legislature, therefore
Resolved, That the Chairman appoint three
delegates to represent this district iu said con
vention. Resolved, That while we have our preferen
ces in the selection of the nominees we are
ready to give our cordial support to the nomi
nee of the convention.
Resolved, That we warmlv annrove ,.f th
! course in the Legislature, of the late reyresen
j tative from this district, Jno. L. Bethca, Esq.
1 he resolutions were unanimously adopted.
In pursuance of the first resolution the chair
man appointed the following gentlemen as dele
gates to the convention to be held at Fayette-
ville, on luesday of May Court: Maj. A Cam
eron, Daniel McDougald, and Nathan Douglas,
Ou motion, the Chairman and Secretary were
added to the delegation, and the proceedings of
the meeting ordered to be published iu the
Carolinian. The mteting then adjourned.
SAM'L BROWN, Cha'm.
Neill Clark, Sec'y.
Pursuant to previous notice, a democratic
meeting was held at Buffalo Springs on Satur
day the 17th, inst., and organized by calling J.
W. Cameron, Esq., to the Chair, and appoint
ing Capt. D. A. Cameron, as Secretary.
The Chairman explained the object of the
Meeting to be the appointment of Delegates to
meet with other Delegates from ' Harnett and
Cumberland, iu a Convention to be held iu tiie
TowiiiOf .Fayetteville, on Tuesday of May Su
perior Court. Tiie following gentlemen were
unanimously selected, viz: John Hai rington,
Gorry McGreggory, and A. J. Cameron.
On motion, the Chairman was added to the
On motion, the following resolution was unan
imously adopted. Whereas, difficulties have
arisen in Harnett County coneerng the loca
tion of the County site. We the Democrats ol
Barbacue district believe (as all power U vested
in and derived from the people) that a majority
of the freemen of Harnett count' should locate
tiieir county site; therefore .
Resolved that our delegates to the conven
tion be, and are hereby instructed to use all
honorable means to select candidates of the
democratic party, for the next State Legisla
ture, who will use their best exertions to pass a
law giving to the majority of the qualified
voters of said county the location of the county
On motion, it was ordered that these pro
ceedings be sent to the North Carolinian, with
a request to publish the sime. The meeting
then adjourned. c
J. W CAMERON, Ch'ra.
D. A. Camerox, fcec'y.
Interesting Letter from Utah.
The following letter, , dated Camp Scott,
iiau, march 1st, contains some irterestino
information about the army in Utah. The
writer says that on the day of writino- the
thermometer marked 50 deg. above zero,
and the air was as balmy as if under a tro
pical sun. Grass is growing on the moun
tain elevation, and in the valleys the snoAv
has disappeared. The fine weather com
menced on the 15th February. The "writer
Drvers rumors are afloat in campconcern
lngthe attitude of theMormons in Salt Lake.
But we have no reliable information from
that quarter. One of these rumors says
that the Mormons af e all leaving the city
and seeking refuge in the mountains. An
other states that they are sending only their
women and children to the mountains and
outside villages for security, while the fight
ing population are to remain and prepare to
give us a hot and inhospitable reception in
, T""8- iuese rumors are brought in
by Indians, who may be interested iu be
naif of the Mormons, to circulate them.
The beef stowed away for our supplies
until spring, has commenced to thaw. Fears
are entertained that much of it will spoil if
this warm spell continues. But efforts are
being made to preserve it by surrounding it
with ice. If this project fails, we have about
Six hundred hood f oi,. i, i e t,
.v.i ui tttltlC IUC UUU1 LIlclL
can be slaughtered at pleasure to supply the
demand. Six hundred head more can be
had from Platte Bride early in the spring.
No tidings have reached us from Capt.
Marcy, whose return from Taos, New Mexi
co, is expected in April or sooner. Neither
have we heard from the Rangers," under
Ficklin, who left more than two months
ago to the "Flat Head" nation for Indian
ponies. - His return is also expected soon.
The expedition alluded to in my last ar
ticle, as having gone to reinforce Captain
Marcy, have been so fortunate as to reclaim
forty-four battery horses, which were sup
posed to have been stolen from the army
last fall. Thcde horses were brought into
tamp three days ago by some Utah Indians.
On bein? questioned where the horses were
found, these Indians Avould only reply,
"Away off yonder; away off many heaps of
sleeps from here." It is supposed they
were reclaimed somewhere in the Vinta
Valley. They are in fine condition.
The disposition of the troops is about the
same as when I wrote last, except that Ma
jor Sibley has removed his company ten miles
below us, and encamped on Black s 1 ork'.
Lt. Hight has moved his company of drag
oons from Smith's Fork, and joined Major
Sibley. It became necessary to station these
two companies of dragoons there, for the
purpose of protecting the animals that are
to be herded there.
Tiro days ago intelligence came to us that
the body of a man w as found hanging in a
tree near Smith's Fork. Some dragoons
found the body thus suspended, cut it down
and buried it. A jury Avas ordered to hold
an inquest on the body, for the purpose of
ascertaining the particulars of his death and
identifying the man.--Squire Burr, (son of
the Surveyor General "of this Territory,) Mar
shall Dotson, and Surgeon Bailey, of the
United States Army, Avere dispatched to
Smith's Fork, with the order to exhume the
b6dy and proceed with the Coroner's inquest .
They returned yesterday and reported their
inability to find the frrave: Lt. nirht had
moved his camfnlind the soldiers that. bojwi
the body Avere not on hand to point out the!
grave. I understand the party will be sent
back aa-ain, and that the soldier who found
the body will accompany them.
It is not known positively who the man
was that was hung. Those Avho found him
report that he had red Avhiskers and a mark
as if from a cut, on his rirht cheek. His
skull was knocked in behind. This shows
that he did not hanr himself. The bodv
had the appearance of having been nangir.g
some months. His eyes were eaten out by
the crows, and his face Avas so picked and
mangled that nothing more avus observed
which could aid in identifying the individual
There are however, strong reasons for be
lieving the body to be that of Dr George'
W Hickman, Avho Avas released from C1.
Alexander's camp last fall. Dr Hickman
had a red goatee on his chin, and a Avliitish
moustache. He also had a scar on hisriht
A feAv days after Dr Hickman left our
camp, it was whispered among the mountain
men here, that lhe had not been able to make
the connection? meaning that he liad been'
cut off' before he could join the Mormons,
then at Fort Bridger. Dr Hickman, as well
as his brother, the notorious 'Bill' Hickman
h ,d much to do in the outrages commit ted.
against the resident mountain men. His
clique, headed by Bill Hickman, had driven
them from their homes, had stolen their
horses and cattle, and had remorselessly :q
propriated to their own use much of "their
. . .., .. I i. a . . I r i 1 1 , i
ji ojjtri iy . jil .is sLuieu ns u iacr mat the
mule Dr Hickman rode out of
when be was released, Avas stolen bv Bill 11,
froiii one of our guides, now present in our
camp. It it thus rendered h ghly probable
that the dead body is that ol Dr. II, a1io was
murdered to gratify the malice, which all
the mountineers bear, not only to the Mor
mons generally, but particularly to Uili
Hickman, the Doctor, and their clan.
It was not knOAvn until lait Aveek that
anything more could be done by the tients
of Messrs. Russell & Waddill, contractors to
the freight for the army here, cr that anoth
er disclosure of the doings of this linn lould
be made which Avould surprise anybody here.
LasCweek, on examining the wagons that
Mr Rupp, their agent, packed at Fort Brid
ger, there Ave re found in an interior wfigon
one thousand lbs., of powder, and other
merchandize directed to Eldridge, the agent
for the Mormon Church, v.ith 'For X. Y.'
underneath. 'X. Y.' means the Church of
Mormon! This powder and this "merchandize
Russell & Waddill, through their ao-ent ...r
Hupp, carted all the way across the plains
for the enemies of the Government, Avhich
employed Russell & Waddill to- freight pro--visiuns
for the army it has sent here to put
down J.he Mormon rebellion! Let us hope'
the genlemen of the firm knew nothing of
this that it Avas the act of their ao-enf.. Mr-'
We are aAvaiting anxiously the February
mail from the States. Unless the President
sends positive instructions to Colonel Johnson
to remain here until reinforcements reach
us, this little army, as it is styled, by our
sympathizing friends in the States, Avill be
in Salt Lake City by the middle cf June.
It will move from here in April, and if a
battle is ta be fought it will be decided soon.
I am assured of rnethi'ig, namely, that it is
not the intention of Colonel Johnson to re
trace a step Avhich this army has taken or is
A New Way to he Divorced. As an
illustration of the manner in which some
things are done in New York, and the tone
of morals there, a correspondent of a Bos
ton paper recites the following case:
"A married Avoman in this city became
enamored with a man, who was also married,
and had a family. The attachment, pre
tendedly platonic, led to the separation of
the woman from her husband, and the de
sertion of his Avife by the man. The par
ties lived at the same hotel together, and
though the lady boarders did not like the
looks of things, and complained to the land
lord, the season passed away Avitb no great
outbreak. But things could no longer re
main in this condition. It Avas agreed that
the husband of the woman should, on the
payment of a liberal sum of money to him,
allow himself to be seen in a house of ill
fame, an ond that ground she AAas divorced
from the man. By a liberal sum on the
other side, an arrangement equally accom
modating was entered into, and a divorce
was granted to the man. Then the couple
who had been unyoked became husband
and wife had a great flourish of trumpets
about the celebrated wedding -took rooms
at a famous hotel in New York -and have
their movements telegraphed as those of
the first" people. in New York. ' Such is Ncav
York life, and with the stringency of our
divorce law, the disposed can getlcose from
the nuptial vow quite easy."