. t ' "' ,11" iLL 1 --.Uf ) --iT' ' M ; l 'hO U r .U LJ; - y
I ters per annim "IpS: ' 1 THE NOBLSTc MOTIVE iM.;
'i 1 .-
TtUMS OF SUBSCUIPITION.
injjle copy, i ndranc, per unam i l $2.00
at Ui nd of Uie je&r ; i 8,00
Sinisla cooies. five ceats. !
' sa Wriptioa will be reoeiyed for leslhf!ttEt
iixty cents n.r jur r ik lim w th
rst, auj 3oeats for each silJ-' . irtioa. for
, iiy period uader three moX
For ix moaths, .
' - For twelve moJTSv,
. .... . 6 00
. . v 'i , 10 00
t&e year on favorable
ms nun xn tori w rarnoBmv s.i
wumamter . uutu forbid, and charged fcccordiBjflj.
SINCLAIR, EDITOR A PROPRIETOR;
" I.A1T, ' ' v
April J, l8iS. . tf.v..
... J ,
ATTORNEY AND CODSNELOR it LAW
, ; LUMBERTON,N CL j
S-n'friLL' AtTEND the County and Soperipr Courts.
, ; Vof Eob3on, Cumberland. Bladen and Colunv
i 4. AH b.i-iafts Intrtrsted to hi care, will receive
prompt at;at: u. Orcein the Court House.
'-'u!y l; .i-y-w;: -,v:j '
AUCTIONKER.& C0 ION MERCHANT,
East Side of Q4spie treeV ? -
'. FaTaTTavm.. N ., ""'
'.-'Nov. 13. 1858 . v. : -' - v )' '''
. - 1 1
H . G RAH jfiLj ,v
j WILMINGTON, N. CJ
i TTILL give prompt and personal attention to all
I'll Cvjiiamttiits of Spirits Turpentine, Rosin.
Tar, Turpeattny, ana ail country produce ror saie.
" (J:H-1 B id stair over me store 01
'rlaaa and joining LutterToh's 1 wharf.
June 18. 189.
Goo 7T. Sporllns?
ii ay srifc;..T,
FAYETTE VILLE , N. C.
SPIRITS TURPENTINE; 'Cotton,! rionr,- ca:a
? iO Ooantrv Liquor. Dried f rait. Fluiseed, Beeswax.
C Tallow, Tobacco, Ac... &C, parchksed kt the .highest
; iiurket price. - ' : r-L ' 4- j '
'i: ' i.. GEO. W. SPERLING.
Oct i.i. lsss-.r-i-wtf .:. i - .
t a !
F.v VV: I' TsiVf LL.I5 HTKL,
T. WAD v !X; I'UOPRIETOR. J "j i '
1 m -x III tli'a inost coinnaodlous. Hotel
itis"ii futt on Hay and Donaldson tlvets. I
ii-JirtC located u the centre of the" bnsineHS
portion of thi tovn.anM snrronnded liy nil the bauk-i:ii-h
v.i-es. wholesale merchants and j principal pro
diicc 1-ii1th. . .'. !".''
NT- tlu'in-s" men will find the Hotel aconvenient
aivl ei (ifttrtahle bouae
All Ih -;t a es m rive and depart froiiu this Hotel.
fayetreville. April 2. I
, riN-WAUi:, &c.
"v f hand, a large assortment of Boj and. cooking
V. S'oves : Ti-ware ; Shetvlron : Lead Fip. ; Al-
so the- "
DominlOB eeffa-e rei.'i ror saie oy
JAMFfS NlARTINE. .
... nsrOTiosJ .
YTAVINfl- RECKNTLY PURQHAED THE
llL Eln.-tlxro stools. Of
of Council A M"Kefhan. I; am ,now-carryiug on the
rni jrcaiuUe business at Council's Bluflf
I . R. H. LYON.
I A'ig 19. 1819. " w-tf .
V Bit GiiO. XiAtJDER,
rvro Doors above U. T. Haigh & boa's btore,
i . . Fayetteville, IS. Q
fi Oet. 1, 1858. Jy.
Xaixit3, Oild, dbo.
PE.tM, Kedued, Lard, Linseed and Tanner's OIL ;
.VHir&L.YU; iJiwruing f lutd ; Putty ; Window
s aud SaU of all sizes.
ALSOaL . j
A fresh supply of Pond's Pain Destroyer.
For sale bv . . S JAS. MAUTINE.
Nov. 27. tf
i A Word To Old Friends.
-rilUlO-SE persons for whom I have been attending to
: Sls liauRing businiteufi for years am still willing
to serve you with the Mime promptuew that I have,al
w,iys done ; and to others that may waut discounts.
I'enMoa buRtoea, 4c, Ac. J offer, my services, with
h a. promise of strict attention JAS. G. COOK.
! June 27. 1559. T tf
' CiiOCKR T, :
IS now receiving his FALL STOCK, which include
entire asortments of new styles of White Granite
and Blue Printed Ware, Plain and Gailt China Tea
iSet ; a good a&iorluieut of j "
and a stock of Glass-Warej twice as large as usual
Tti 8 ; EartUen-Ware having- beeu imported to order,
.an I the Gliss bought at auction, at less than manufac
turer's prices, he is sard that be can furnish Country
Merchants with goods qdite as cheaply as they can
upaly theniFelues from the North.
Sept. 1718 1. , dljt-w-tf j ; k
Dr. Frank WillicmC$ Rye, Whiskey.
.vnrjnLL has made arrangements with n.
Lb frA ' Viihain. to l)i? coiibtautly supplied with
;c d -b a l U YE. WHISKEY, which can be had at
U Siire t all times, by wboTesale or retail.
Oct. lt, i6o8,
la ntfJOl ftM UKt tha4 tf eruoaa w$T b-5
made by the Worth to or4irWanhe)Charleston
more parUculirlj, than the scfetVOWi ndtbewelH
for our statef W thU time, wben-tlfe i
asembl is of so much impoftance: to tendif douH1. r ,S ana possiDij unqemmea w, wnicn
ebl number or delegates to CharlestonWe
that there will be any amount of lobbying done byj
i the nortu anft nia :t not he fo .f tr
i ; .
' I equally prepared fonthem in this resDect. We could
j not have a larger vote, but we would have the'ad-
Instead of eighteen, let im have at least, thirtj-twA
delegates in the convention, that the wisdom of ma-
ny may jbe employed in me deliberations or wnat I
our State my tK
The South can not
too atrtiTir .
weishtL and the
i.-,- it, and. a j yasfe 4nintJ-of
might be ac-
Aye wld like4o hear our brethren of the press
upon thsubiect: s The time is short; and if we act
we mu8t"aet yoon. - '':-.. ; : '
r T I '
, - THE 36TS1 CONGRESS THE ISSUE.
It may be Wondered why it is that the Democrats
of the North J .nd South so strenuously oppose the
the orgknizati u of the House through the election
of Sherman, I Hack Kepublican, but we think, it can
be made plain to .every man who has any title to the
name conservj tive. Sherman iof Ohio, is one of the
blackest free-! oil anti-coustitution, infamous Black
Republicans t vat breaths. , j , '
To show- tie character of the man politically,
will be but a ihort task. 1 On last spring Mr Sher
inan supported and voted for the. following resolu
tion Jthe' Black Republican oonveritionof Ohio,
and so Mr Coi, an Ohio Democras, charges htm :
' ReMlted jihat proclaiming our determination
rigidly to1jespfiCt the constitutional obligations im
posed upon theState by the Federal compact, we
maintain the ttnion of the States, and the liberties
of the people jj a,nd in order to attain these import
ant ends we dlmand the repeal of the fugitive slave
.c; of 1850, ai it Ls subversive of both the rights of
.he States arid the liberties of the people, and is
ntrarv to the plainest duties of humanity and
justice, and abhorrent to the moral sense of the
civilized worlc "
Mr. Cox of Ohio said still further:; "j '
Now, I Ask ny distinguished friend, iwho is the
candidate fugr Speaker, MK bnERMAx, whether or
not lie, believek in the con.stituti6riality iof the fugi
tive slaFe- law! , I hope my friend will -do methe
courtesy to answer this; questiou. . It is a serious
matter. It relates to one 91 the comprotnisea at tne
constitution ; pne of the sacred compacts under
which the Republic . was orsinized, and without
which 'Jf could not have been made and could not
continue to exist. i i I
To this Mr Sherman declined an ansuknr. '
Upon "this same resolution supported by Tom
and also bv this Very same Shernaan, who is tried
to be forced fpon the country as Speaker of the
Hduse. Ju Jp Swaii, of Q'.iio, who refused to de
liver up, upon a habeacorjt, Diirties woo bad res
cued a fugitiyi slave from thecustbdy of the United
States Marsha s, was turned out of office. r
Now what losidon ought southern men toike in
reference to t lis? Certainly they ought to oppose
forever the el ction of Sherman, ; ! .
But our opt osition Southern men, prefer throw
ing away theii votes and allowing him to be elected
over a Virgini: a t there indignation Jn the south,
and it does not burst' fourth as an; avalanch to over
power these, u en t Why does the South slumber
in seeming set urity when her own sons will betray
her dearest in merest f What shall we say to those
who will pleat! justification for these men, when they
have the powc r to settle the question ad will not ?
Truiy if there is a judgment to coiine uon traitors,
they will be isitead with swift punishment. "
The follow; ng opinion by Post Master General
Holt is worth; of perusal by our Deputy Post Mas
ter.' He says :' ' j . i .;.
0ne of th 5- most solemn constitutional obliga
tions imposed on the Federal Government is that of
projecting the States against insurrection' and 'do
mestic violenc e' of course; none of its instrumen
talities can be lawfully employed in inciting, even in
theremotest t -egree, to thus very crime, which in
volves in its 1rain all others, andjwith! the suppres
sion of which it is specially charged. Yoanust
under the res 'onsibilities. resting upori yoa as an of
ficer, and as a citizen determine -whether the books;
pamphlets, n jwspapers, Ac, received by you for
distribution, 1 re of the incendiary character describ
ed in ihef stat le; and. if you believe they are, then
you are not 01 dy obliged to not deliver, them Jo those
j to whom thejj are addressed, but you are empowered
1 and required, by your duty to the $tate of which
you are a citi sen, to aispose 01 mem in sinci con
formity to th provisions of the law; referred ta
The people of Virginia may not onlyj foroid the in
troduction and dissemination of such documents
within their borders, but, if brought there in the
mails, they n ay, by appropriate legal proceedings
have them destroyed." , j 5 ! :
When wil the House organize, there is no hope
at present thi t it will come to a speedy ojganization
and we may xpect that until the first of January
ther&WiU be balloting. ; Who will be responsible
for this wast ; of time and money ? ifone but the
Southern opj osition, who are in 'fowler' and able to
elect k speeker immediately, "everv dav thev contin
ue thbir futild attempts to elect a Black Republican
by delaying the organization of the House, adds
thousands to the public debt, and force the money
ut ojf the pockets of their constituents. They seem
to betin, faVoilof economv with a vehe-eanee. ;
r "We p ublished to-day, an Editorial from our
e-de3ined co t ;mporary, and worthy bo-laborer. The
Wilmington Herald,' upon the subject of non-inter-conrsie
with t le North, we are proud to see the sen
timents gainL lg ground,' and trust some of our Merchants-will
h ive the manliness, to mke the attempt
to import all his goods. We pledge ourselves to
his support, ' and encouragement, eyen should we
loose in other respects. Make the trial Gents. vou.do
not kjiow what you can do until youl are tried.
It will be sfeen by anextract from the Newbern
His Honbr ' Jndsrel Minlr. of the Su-
bench, has been transferred to the Su-
by the, Gqyernor aiijd Council.- Every
one must ack
fiowledge jthe appointment a judicious
md cdmmendable. jone. The Judge is every way
j.J . L'KoUi-ttinf har council. - We can
qualified to fill the appointment i t .
une nonarea ieer-oi me mm m sxvu xwvx.
on Cape Fear Kiver, gave way some two 'or three
weeks ago.1- So Mr. Morris, theEnginee promptly
informed the Commissioners in charge of- the work.
The rayetteville Varonman and JNewbern JfTgrem
are rfucenla'sayins: that the; lock and dam had
goijlw'the river, i A part; of. the' dam would
EivfTttJf correct Red Rock dam is the only 'one
rfvpf not fitted with a down lope, " ana the
cut a deep
,ceoanw f on the accjdent All the engineers agree
il .... a .
anr work to b permanent tnere, must be luut
4iL wt shff fri the present dam. -
, As tolether thb Tk and 4am had gone down
thi river we cannot. IhA we were so informed.- It 4
Ifl VHntwironKAn ta viv f rha vnrir rrrf rtArt Sitf lit'
ir awMwvM w J tav
. onyMiot know thai w are Ji-1.
aay, nd learn forxrurself the condition of the worlc,' 'Ji"" -J-.
o uaoine very Kina lnviiau'Wi v ..go uj Ki V"" v -r
w lao eTprtse, it it is practicable. bu 1 JM -""'"B
ipracncnoie we would be darilirt In . l V.u
bard Earned imney We-beliee
a geTitleman,.and.triU het knowiogty:apreseht
the work, and he sys k w ' practlcabj&--if it
trust it; may go lorwartL beeause it is now a
enterprize. - ; ' i -' y
1 PTiWe wish to dispose of a very excellent hand
press, now used in printing our paper. It is in goo4j
working order and very little the worse of the ear
It has, attache!, a very excellent self-inking mailiiel
The whole will be sold cheap!' Apply at this ofSUbe,
Our exchanges in the State would ; confer a favor
by inserting the above notice one time.
Ladies of . Fay etteville, we publish to-dajr-
in our .Columns a very timely hint to you. Wh
should lyou- lag thus in the expressions' of yoa
sentiments upon- this interesting question. V
are confident yoa will Viot be slow to act when yo
think it is iiuae. But we believe the ladies are al
waysend we like
to see them foremost in everfi
good work. Yhat then do you tbink of shamingt
the gentlemen by taking the initiatory stepsi andDouglas to the Senate of the United Siates from the
that henceforth, after such a time you wilTS1 (I ululols- -
eat or wears anv thin? manufactured orL.
imnorted bv the North. Snnh a. niiraA on vnnr i.
" o . . . . r
nnrt would be worthv of vonr flnena natnotism
and sensibility. See extract
Bulletin, in another column.
k r w
from the Charlotte
j IS THIS THE TIME.
Is this .the time to quell the ; slavery agitation q
We propose to answer this in the negative, ant
prove our position. Under certain circumstance;
the proposition to quell the agitation of the slaver;
question, shall and ought to come from the SoutU
And it is a remarkable fact that the proposition hit
always come from the South, neut from the Norn
' AYe of the South have not mooted the questi ng
it has been forced upon us unwillingly in a speeds
tive or theoretical form. AYe have, battled agaimt it
zealously or endeavored to hold our own, but stepby
JnetLstep wehave be practically driven from our plsi-
UUII, WUU WULl UIiaLlkUllUIl &11U UUCljWli3
the highest tribunal in the land supporting us.
AYe have bome all this, and more, we have been com
pelled to" stand and see the blood of our citizens
drench I the earth for their views and yet we are
asked to bear alL We even now stand upon the
defensive are compelled to arm our citizens to pre
pare for an active and bloody trial of strength with
the north, for the simple reason that the peculiar
species of property owned by us is not pleasing to
the tender sensibilities of northern men.
And in the face ' of all this a proposition comes
from the South, to quell the slavery agitation, and
wherefore ? Simply because there 4s not any hope
of redeeming the northern sentiment and making i t
more national and conservative? AYhen has there
been any movement made by northern men thaj
would I justify the South in humiliating herself so
much as to propose first, a let-a-lone policy f Have
any concessions been made iby the north, that we
should: cry out let us alone? Most certainly not
but while we are suffering the debasement of allow
ing northern men to invade our soil, and take the
lives and property of our citizens, another blow is
inflicted, and that by a North Carolinian. And
he asks of the Sjutu at a time when the cr
should be in the mouth of every Southern man.
Settle the question now and forever whether we
should henceforth be disturbed in our peaceful houses
by Northern men under the sanction of the majority I
of their people. Still, a Southerner begs the North '
to have pity and compassion upon the poor South.
AYe Say, now is the time' to agitate! agitate!!
until the conservative element of the North shall be
brought fully over to the side of the South. There
is a conservative element in the North; and if this
question is kept before them they must and. will
The' following is, an extract from a letter addressed
to tne uov. oi va. oy o. sr. inase, uov. oi wtiio,
in reply to one from the former in reference to the
existence of armed bands who were said' toTae ia .
Ohio, with the avowed purpose of rescuing certain
prisoners at Harper's Ferry. "
After denying any knowledge of their existence
he says : 1 j
- I observe with regret an intimation In your letter
that necessity may compel the authorities of Vir
ginia to pursue invaders "of her-jurisdiction in the
territories of adjoining States. It is to be hoped
that no circumstances will; arise creating, in their
opinion, such a necessity. Laws of the United
States; as well, as the laws of Ohio, indicate the
mode in which persons charged with crime in an
other ctate and escaping into this, maybe d mantl
ed and must be surrendered ; and the people of this
State will require from her authorities the punctual
fulfilment of every obligation to the other members
of the Union J They cannot consent, however, to
the invasion of her territories by armed bodies from
other States, even for the purpose of pursuing and
arresting fugitives from justice. .
j 1 have the honor to be,
. j Very respectfully, yours,
j . ' -; ,. . S. P. Chase.
AYe: can see. from the above the one side condition
of Northern sentiments. Gov Wise was abused,
hooted at and .maligned by them for protecting his
State laws by the military under bis command for
the purpose of preventing the admission of.armed
men to his St ite, who would come there for the com
mission of an unlawful act; but Gov Chase would
refusei the admission of their troops into Ohio for the
purpose of punishing offenders. Ohio is abolition
Jzed, so is Chase, that's the reason. ,
M the clrcul . " . c
l i. 1.-4 4.1 i.., I',.. iO)
:ct!crvof party,j-!" ' , c
-Union ndCn-::tu- i
- i ;
leyi r''oriistvrhAiS 't ; ; . . '"i
jhe 17th of December, 1859; will deserve an im-
memory, it win tase its place in nistory
aj the day of th grand and overwhelming demon-
Biration 01 ioe painuuu oiuzen. 01 rniiuueipuio,
determined, to set their feet upon the
"edional strife now raging in the halls of Congress
d4 i" other portions of our beloved land. Tbey
dearuained that this city, the home of Indepen
dence, should be free from any stain of fratricidal
sectionalism, and that a voice should ring out from
unier the shadow of the Hall of Independence, to
telltlieir brethren of the linked States of the West
em World, that however others may feeL PhihvS
i dclahia stands limmoveablo as a rock, for the. Union
ffithe Constitution. i
Il will be seen by the latest news that Kellogg,
(. Lftk Republican.) and Logan, (Democrat,) from
is, wete about coming to blows in the nouse.
$ome days since Kellogg made the following charge:
fiii'fr" 1 r: s 1 .- ; ' : , '
-ritf fi,M2 ;n mntnUntmn in th rrur f j?,a,Z'
Douglas, jJaniiing and scheming the election of Mr.'
is was uoue ; tor ine purpose oi injuring air.
xmiglas,.a'S there is no man on earth who is so much
Black Republicans as is the )ittle giant'
a uu luunuaiiuit ior iue reman.
(if . V.n . r it . '
iiorace Grcely in his tribune refers to the charge
as follows, iti which he pay a high tribute to Judge
DoMglas. He says he never spoke to Mr. Douglas!
upon any political subject save once, aad that was
in opposition to the Lccompton Constitution, and
then lie adds : ' . -. .
- Mr Kellogg, there is just one'remaining tie of
sympathy between Senator Douglas and myself, now
that the old relations of political antagonism between
us are compb-tcly re-established:1 I detest his doc
trines.' but ! jke his plick; Had signed, ever so
beedlesly. "circular recommending Tom Paine's
"Age of. Reason, you ould hvcr have found him
prevar!tiiigrnor apologiwngj nor deprecating: he
Wtul?Aiive simnlv and COOllvt told, his adversaries
to,naHtt most of it O that some Republicans
Vi'Respectfull-, I IIohacb Gkeklt.
Tork; Ire. 5, 1859. :
in aOOe 13 U UUCJ Ulli BV JCiHj;g Uiru OllCIIIlaUI,
and others of their stamp, for shirking the responsi
bility of endorsing the Helper book. . i ,: ,
I The Raleigh Standard or Saturday contains the
aiWress of the "Vorking Mcn'f Jo the people ofjf.
C. -It is an elaborate and able document, . and iwe
will ,Jake pleasure in laying it before- our readers at
an early day. Press of job and other work prevents
U9 for the present AYe are always friendly disrW
ed to the working men, being bno of that class our
selC If an Editor of a daily paper does not work we
would like to know who does.
THE PRESIDENCY. , '... -A
correspondent writing to ..us from Robeson
countv, in speaking of the Presidency in 1860, says
..(jive us Gov.: Wise of Vx! - Let the test come.
AVe want no more shutting ortJiooting between - the
north and south." - - - ; .y-.
These are our sentiments, wd we are glad they
are those of our friend, who is a sUunch democrat
We" say let the test come better now than hereat-
ter let it be a question of the constitution ana equal
ri4ts. against " higher taw; and political, moral,
and civil debasement Tho feeling in favor of Gov.
Wise is gaining ground every day with us and we
would not be surprized if at' Charleston he will re
eeive the undivided vote of N'orth Carolina, and her
sister southern States. .None can be chosen with
wisdom or judgement with racre fixedness of
purpose, nationality of views, than the distinguished
crtO OI Ik ut... O ' '
-ir I a, mm cron' T.nn ,ma or tha rwuirn. inn
eferv true aemocraii . ure iwi m wm rouw up w
. ! j. 11. .t Ml .
his support nominate him and we have no fears of
the result it will be a triumph worthy of , Demo
rratic steel. AYe wish' it distinctly understood that
re are in favor of Henry A. Wise for President be-
fjj.e the hommation aiierwaras we ere ior tne
e ii.r!fon nominee fwZZ
jr!- tH r :
MAKING LIGHT. ; ,
e Northern Black Republican Press are making
port of the idea of a dissolution of tho Union.
Well, we deserve it Some! of our southern .men
have gased so much that we cannot blame thorn for
it But there is one thing certain-; if the South has
gased before, she is in earnest. Pity that poor col
lection of States that would 'allow a section, of the
Republic to trample them under foot,, and to declare
them politically unequal to the other- If our coun
try as a unit will see the inauguration of another
President, it will be a fact in the history of parties:
that the Black Republicans are comDlctelv routed..
the man who will bear all the Odium which will
- . f -,
be the result of their triumph not to speak of the
injury it will do him pecuniarily- is unfit for the
association of southern men, and. unworthy of a
home in their midst l . ,.
But we are pleased to know Jthat such a feeling
does not exist and that even Oil Rip Van Winkle"
VJ bestiring herself, and will lead on, hand in hand
with her more firery and ultra sister, South Caro
The old North State, conserratiye.as she may.be
consldered, is detern.ied that' her soil will never be
disgraced by lfaving S(pvard or any of-liis creed
as tier President AV::en the day comes for her to
8Peak, bhe will let her vo'oe bc heard in unison with
her BOUtham aiafora nf t fVifaAAr-w
-. . . .
lJc Caf cfl :
1-yvVxir. Om"I !
rts l t
he.bas two splendid cabinu. and an execli din-
w oawon. ana upon tn wnoie. she is
- ' .
wrau- 1 ait. urreii expects sne wiu leave
r mincton in a day or two.
j ANOTHER DAILY:
It will be seen by the prospectus in another col
umn, that Fayetteville is to have another daily pa
per. Mr A. T- Banks, formerly associate editor, of I
theXorth Carolinian, is to edit it
We always feel like encouraging anything that
- ii..;,,; .v..,, i. ...
is commenaaoic, ana oeitvmg mat Jar is. will use
his endeavors to please, we "trust his enterprise may
meet with abundant success. j
Another thing we are pleased to learn, ia, that it
will.be .democratio in politics; being such and
pledging itself to the support of the nominees of the
party, jure extend to it the right-hand of fellowship.
Destroyed y Fibk. AYe regret to learn that the
"Turpentine Distdlcry of our friend Daniel McNatt,
of Rolieson county, was destroyed by fire in the
early part of the week. Mr Mc, is one of our most
extensive naval store producers. His loss is about
AVc are delighed to see that our distinguished
Vice President, J. C. Breckeuridge, is elected to the
United States Senate by the Legislature' of Ken
tucky. This is a high compliment, well deserved.
TWw. in ihkq
Senate. The - Senate
t- not in session to-dar
m v -a-v V
navmg aujournea over tilt alonaay.
UoesB or Repe us ENTivES. Mr . Hickmtn (Pa.)
moved an amendment to the journal, that no men
tion bad been made therein ot his resolution for' the
adoption of the plurality rule. -
The clerk said that the resolution, was merely
read for information.
Mr Hickman insisted that ho had the right to offer
the resolution which took T precedence of all othe-
i questions. He asked for a decision of the question
air vjiw t i'A ) ana air w asnourne (Me.) oonteod
ed that Mr Hickman bad the rhcht to introduce- tho
Mr Houston (Ahv) took thelteaidolSie
argument. , , -
ilr Stanton (Ohio) said that even if he should yield
the floor, to which he was entitled, the resolution
could sot be ' ascertained now. as other questions
were pending. ' V '
Mr Reagan (Texas) took occasion to say that tha
plurality resolutions were designed to enable men to
vote indirectly for a Black. Republican, when they
would. not, come up like men and rote directly for
such a nominee. ' ' ' '
Mr Hickman replied that the remark did not ap
ply to him. He should vote for a Republican . m
preference to any gentleman who sustains tne Ad.
ministration. J Applause on the . Republican side,
intermingled with hisses on the other side . . '
Mr Reagan said that nobody doubted the gentle
man. would rqte for a Republican as against a De
mocrat Jle repeated that, the snbject of this un
lawful attempt to act upon that resolution was to
shield gentlemen from the' responsibil.ty of doing
indirectly wnat they would not do directly. "
Mr Hickman. 1 bare never conceded anywhere
what my ultimate paction would bo. I prefer the
election of a senmu Democrat By that 1 mean a
Democrat opposed to the Administration ah anti-
Leoompton Democrat I have endeavored -for a
week to elect such a man, but I am beginning to
fear that I shall be unable to consummate that work.
believe that either a friend of the Administration
or a Republican is ultimately to be elected Speaker.
I am trans to pay, in tnat event, i nave aociueu on
the choice of the Utter. I have offered this resolu
tion for the purpose of reaching an organization. -If
the'Administration party succeed, 1 trust I shall
submit in becoming spirit lam perfectly willing
that every man in the country should know my
views., Let the motion to amend the journal be put
to the House to decide. ... r
"Mr Wm Smith Va.1 said that the motion was un
necessary on his view of the subject If the gen
tleman means to vote for the Republican nominee,
he and those thinaing with him can do so, and thus
ends the question.'' No man. who has witnessed that
gentleman's course for the last two years, could
doubt that he would at last land jn the Republican
ranks4 He says he wants a sound Democrat elected,
and yet will vote with the Republicans. Who does
he fo4 by such a doctrine as that ? The members
of the Democratic party are here to perform a high
and holy duty to their - country. I want him to be
understood as a lilac k Republican, woo nnly takes
the name of Democrat for the purpose of hoodwink-
ing arid misleading. Let me ask him would he vote
for M Bocock to-day if he would rise and say that
he was opposed to the Administration 7
AMERICAN VESSEL BOARDED BY A BRITISH
., - I,. - STEAMER. t
i Tha New York Herald has received the following
letter from the captain of tne IsU de Cuba, dated
i. Loawdo, West Cpast of Africa.) .
! Sept 1G. 1859. f
Tho bark Isla de Cuba was boarded by the British
war steamea Vesuvitm, Cmmander.AYie, and taken
Ion- the eAast of Africa in search of an American
man-of-war. After having the bark under seizure
for twenty days during which tune they broiceopen
her batches, and used abusivo language, and failing
to fall in with a United State vessel, the Vesuvius
finally allowed her to proceed.1 - -
-i 1 THE STING OF CONSCIENCE. "
. ...i Jekset Crrr, (N. JA Dec 8, 1859.
Hon. Howzxl Cobb. Secretary of the Treasury :
Deak Sib: 1 enclose twelve hundred dollart,
hich I bave'defraoded the United States Govern
ment' out of. and which I desire to restore, that I
maYrbe-happy Jf the correspondent of the New
York, Tribune were to notice the affair, it would
give ma the satisfaction of knowing' the money
had been received.
,.JTae, Sepretary of tho Treasury' acknowledges
the receipt of the f 1.200 referred to in the above
anouynwua communication, . and .has placed the.
amount in ia Areasury u ue uatuiu
Treasury Department, Dei, 8, 185J
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Baylor, f Louisir
'j crpeiled to the' 1.
.-A fjrapiker, rc:uarki.- - ,
i .. . T had listened to wcro c; '
Utj. Towards tli ea-1 cTths t
err with, t'io fUI'o Ij r::
. cocV 8Si' Cll-ner, f 1; t.n:::z
to a choice, 110. A "'urn V
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mad' a personal erpkaiioii, iu u .a. w
in hia remarks .the other day. on the tmsoendsess
of the Democratic party North, j
pe bad not intended
to charge complicity with John Crown, but merely
that the position of Douglas, regarding the terriio-
. a . i . 1 .1 1 .
nai ngnts 01 tne ooutacm people, was not soma,
and that al large portion f the Democrats trea
with Douglas. :
Mr. Bigicf- defended the Northern Desaocrxts freza
leaning towards ' abolitionism.
Mr. Johnson, of Tennessee, made a speech against
i the Republicans and in defence of the Uuioa. lit
ffL JormBrown as a UueT and murderer, aad
I crUicied Seward Rochester speech severely.
ine Senate uuen adjourned.
House Mr. Stewart of Maryland, made a firm
and temperate Southern speech. Mr, NeU also
made a temperate but earnest Southern speech.
Messrs. llaskins and Hickman made remarks la
ju&tificatian of their refusal to act with the democra
cy on tho organization, j
A ballot was called for, but Mr. Clark, of Missou
ri, would resist another vote, till they had voted oa
his resolution. He wanted . (thus says the tele
graphic despatch) to smoke gentlemen out and make
them declare their sentiments by their rote upon it
ivujournea.-( , -
Washixotox, Dec 11 The Southern Opposi
tion last night adopted a resolution tjhat it was in
expedient at this time U make any'propoaition to
any of thai parties, looking to the election of a
Speaker. " i
Bloooy Arm at. Mesars. Cummirs and Rrn.
rival railroad contractors, had a street fight in Bow
ling G reen, Ky., which resulted in the death of both
parties, on the 30th ult
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Gkruit Smith Nearxy AVslu Qerrit Smith's
wife by 'tho consent of her h us band's physician,
visited him at Utioa on Tuesday last So nearly
restored to mental and bodily health i this gentle
man that his family look to a reunion of all its
members at Pcterboro' on ChrUtmas day.
Death or Mas Firsajtoo Wood. Mrs Fcrnan
do Wood, wife of the mayor elect of New York city
died Friday morning. . . .
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A Later ZTroa CrTTrrcia.",, .
Nrw Tobjc, Deo. IX. Th Steamship Atlantic
has arrived and brings $1,860,000 in specie.
Gen. Scott returns upon hoc Tho John L. Ste
vens brought down the mall, tha Yanderbill line
having no boat ready.
San Juan LUand wt in the virtual occupancy of
both nationa. AU the American troops, but a few,
were withdrawn, and the matter of sending an equal
number of British troops was left to Got. DouxUa
A UNION MEETING.
AYAsnrsGTOx, Dec 12. A splendid American 2t
presented by. the ladies to the committee of Arrance-
meots of tbclste Union Meeting Philadelphia, will
to-morrow be ;scnt to" Got. AVise as a present to'
Virginia. , ; . " V " '" '
ELECTION OF U. S. SENATOR. .
Fbahkeokt. - Ky. Dec.J2 Vke-Presidfnt J. C.
Brockenridge is elected Senator by 29 majority.
.Tr A DESTRUCTTTE IIRE. ;
Paoviocsca, Dec. 12. 1L The store of James
Rhodes was totally burnt ma Tridar. together with
400 bales of Mobile cotton. Loss 150.000.
. - FROM MExicOL
" " N.W OatJBAXS,'lao. 10th, 1850.
By the arrival of the steamer Arizona we bare
Mexican dates to the 4th. 'Brownsville Is quiet.
Accounts - from MexUi represent Mlramon as re
treatinjj toward tlie Capital, and Doblado, Liberal,
following him. ' Xdberal victories are .reported la
xiorthern Mexico. - " -
. GEORGIA STATE CONVENTION.. .
4 1 MrujaMxYUXav Gv, Dec, 10, 1S53.
The Democratio State CrtnventiAn at thla rlar
paased a -renotation reeommeBdinff Cobh far ihm
residency A nnmber of member withdrew, nre-
ing that the action of the Convention was irremlar
and Bnauthorized. . . ,
" ' "' A KoajotXt- Deo. 9.
Vireiniusl a: promising son of A F. Leonard. Eso
editor of the Argus, televen year ef age, was found
murdered this evenmsr in one of toe rooms of the
National HoteL A deep stab was upon .the peck.
Great excitement prevail here, JbuV aa yet, no ar
rests nave' been made. -
SURVEYING SCHOONER AYKXCHTD. !
WasinsKJTOjr, Dec 11 The Gorernmtot Sur
veying Schooner Tcn inter Cooper was wreekad
a total imps, m the harbor of Kanagama, Ja
AU bauds saved. ;
i THE NORFOLK iirSTEnr. -
Noarouc Dec. 1 0 . The coroner'a incuest
upon th body of the- lad fr Virgiaiu Leonard
baa been concluded, and a Yerdict. rendered of
"Accidental death, caused bv the diacharire of
a shot gaa in his own hands.' Tho rendition
of the -verdict has given great relief to the coo-
moult J. r j;' - -"' -. -
Hon. L. E. Parsoxs, of TaZIadesa const y. Ala-
Opposition member of the State House- of Repre
sentatives, recently made a speech - in that body,
announcing his adhesion to theNational Democratio
party -as we- learn from the Montgomery (Ala.)
: - PAMAG ES FOR SEDUCaTOH.
Boctob, JDec .9 AYm A Cochrane, who sued
Geo. L Perry tor seducing his wife, claiming dam
ages in $40,000. was this morning awarded $3,000
by .-the iury, .which sum Mr. Cochrane crivea to the
Jlonsa for thelFallen.
- The wife of Governor Willard, of Indiana, a sistes
of J E Cook now under sentence of death at Har.
Iper's Ferry, Is sufTering much from her ffricfat tha
iuiwuu u v fc f , ilium luuuf r -