North Carolina Newspapers

    FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
Tnha.—A teleirraph from India, emboiiying the
most satisfaeton’ news that could pt»ssibly have
been autioipated, has given additional confidence
ulike in the political and commercial world. The
Queen’s proclamation, coming as it did at the last
moment ot despair among the rebels, has had an
extraordinary elfect. Submission appears to be
the order of the day, and the chiefs who endeavor
to hold out are threatened with mutiny in their
own camps, 'lantiu ropeo htis been deserted by
one of his most powerful abettors and is a fugitive,
apparently with no choice between unconditional
surrender or starvation for his followers. At most
points the preparations have been completed for
hemming in within a narrow circle all that may
still resist; and almost entire pacificanion appears
to be at hand. Nothing, however, is st;ited with
regard to Nana Sahib, who will }K>ssibly jis a tiiial
resource endeavor to escape by mixing with the
general population in some humble disguise, or by
obtaining shelt?r with the leaders of any one of
the nuuH'rous factions in Nepaul; in which ca.xe
the only hope of catching him must consist in the
temptation of the largo reward tliat will still con
tinue to be offered for his capture.
London i'or. X. F. Cum.
Fnnch f\naucts.—We find in the Moniteur
the most pasitive evidence that can be deri\ ed
from official figures that'financial France w:us
never before in such admirable conditioi»., I al
lude to the report of the Minister of Finance—a
wonderful document, wkich I !hall enclose to
you. It is likely to produce a wide sensation.
\ou may observe that, with all the imnien.se co.st
of war, and of the interest payable u}H>n an enor
mous debt, the expenses of 1 and ’a7
are balanced, without having exhausted the re
sources of the State. The buili;et of the ibllow-
ing year of peace, together with estimates
for two years to come, give pRunise t>f simple ami
easy liquidation, he amount of Treasury bonds
is reduced since the month of February l>v more
than 140,000,000 of francs. A sinking fund is
to receive 40,000,000 from IsoO and 20,000,000
from IStiO. Direct revenue flows into the ex-'
chequer with a facility without parallel. Indi
rect contribution continues to increase with j>ro-
jx)rtional rapidity, and all taxes are paid with
such promptness and facility that the cost of col
lection is decreased by nearly one-third, including
the expen.^e of suits for recovery. Lot me cite
further that the Hank reserve exceeds 554,000,-
OOOf. The rate of discount has decreast“d from
ten tt) three per cent., and the interest on Treas
ury bonds from four to two-and-a-half per cent.
In Spite of the 140,0O0.0O0f. reimbursed in ten
mouths to the holders of these bonds, the abun
dance of money is so great and the collection of
taxes so easy that the amount of cash in the
1'reasury, which was only 75,000,OOOf. last year
at this time, is now I4o,00i.ooof.
This important document will attract much
general attention; and will undergo doubtle.ss
much English criticism, perhajis cavil. At pres
ent, with the statementij "iven, one may rea.>Jon-
ably coincide with the reporting Minister, Mr.
.Magne, in his modest remark, that the state of the
finances “must appear satisfactory to every impar
tial mind.”—Pin's Cnr. Xat. Int.
Tobacro ant; in Fninve.—Were vou aware,
by the way, that the State Revenue derived from
injportation of tobacco will this year exceed ]?(.>,-
000,000 francs, or about 830,000,000? The com
mercial relations of the Fnited States with France
are upon a footing which calls luudly for reform.
It is a subject which is under much Government
attention, however, and which is unquestionablv
at the present moment in good hands. It is un
likely that there will be any relief to t'jbacco; but
in other respects American interests need, and
you may rest assured will receive, watchful and
enlightened care.—Ih.
Duatk of the Japanese Emperor.—This event is
much to be regretted, because the consequences
are as yet unknown, and may blast all the bright
hopes which began to be clierished for Japan and
its forty viillionx of people. TIu Spiritual Em
peror, (for strangely there are two, a civil and ec
clesiastical,) with his homm or priests, which are
innumerable, and as subservient to him as the
Catholic priests to the Pope, is bitterly opposed
to all progressive ideas, preferring the old isola
tion and non-intercourse to commerce and com
munication, and the superstitions of IJuddhism
and Sintooism the spiritual, purifying, and en
nobling doctrines of Christianity. There may be
a re-actm'n; a revolt, against the liberal ideas and
measures of the late Emjteror and his ministers,
though I am inclined to believe, and earnestly
hope, that the good work incepted by him will
now move on, not like the rapid whirlwind and
storm, but a slow and yet victorious wave, till the
whole empire is not only opened to civilization and
Christianity, but possessed by them.
Japan Cor. Jour. (hm.
Mfxirn.—The numl)er of Mexican States is
twenty-two, in addition to which there are the
4^istrict of Mexico and five Territories The es
timated population is 7,H50,5()4. The extent of
territory is set down at 140,ol7 square leagues.
The average density of the population is thcxcfore
about 50 to the ,sjuare leaj;ue.
The largest city in Mexico is the citv of Mexi
co, which has 1X5,000 inhabitants. I’uebla is the
next, with 70,000. Next follow in order Guada
lajara, (iS.OOO; Aguiw Calientes, :)!>,0(,tU; Guaha-
juat^, 3j,y21; ('olima, 31,774; Queretaro, 27,450;
Oajaca, 25,000; Merida 28,575; Morelia, 22,000.
No other city reaches 20,000 in number. The
aggregate population of all the capitals of all the
States and Territories is 090,044. The increase
of population in all Mexico since 1^17 is estimat
ed at about 2,000,000.
The amount of land which has been put under
cultivation is sniall, not one-eighth part of the
arable soil. The yield of agriculture, which was
estimated in 1S17 at 813i),000,(>00, is )iow put by
M. Lerdo at 8250,000,000.
The estimated product of the gold and silver
mines in Mexico is 824,000,000 per annum, more
than two-thirds of which was of silver. The an
nual value of manufactured articles is set down at
8i^0,000,(t00. Jjerdo estimates the annual com
mercial movement of the country at about 8400,-
000,000, and the specie at about 8100,000,000.
The forei;n exports a few years ago were 820,-
000,000 and the imports 828,000,000.
In 1S.54 the public debt was 8117,000,000.
Jhe national revenue wa.v 815,000,000 per annum,
and the annual expenditure 824,h1‘),203, leavin‘>-
an annual deficit of something near nine millions.
The army numbered at the same time 11,714
men. The navy is reported fifteen vessels and
forty guns.
The church property in Mexico is estimated at
between 82o0,000,000 and 8300,000,000. Their
property in the city of Mexico is rated at 8sO,-
000,000. Adding t^> the income derived from
contributions, from tenths, parochial dues and fees,
and religious services, and sales of devotional ar
ticles, the total annual income of the church is
estimated at eighty millioivs of dollars, of which
more than seventy is derived from capital and fixed
endowments.
A punctual man is very rarely a poor man,
and never a man of doubtful credit. Ris small
acctmnts are frecjuently settled, and he never
meets with difBculty in raising money to pay
large demands. Small debts neglected ruin credit
and when a man has lost that he wiH find him-
seit at the bottom of a hill he cannot ascend.
Washington City—Its Progress.—By a recent
enumeration of the houses in this city and an es
timate of the inhabitants based thereon, the pre
sent population of the city is 02,000. The census
of 1850 gave a jwpulation of 41,000. In eight
years, therefore, Washington, has gained 21,000
Hihabitants, an increase ot more thai* 50 per cent.
If this ratio be [>reserved until 1S60, the popula
tion of Washington City in that year will be 07,-
000. About 3000 byildmgs have been erected
during the last year, chiefly of brick, and many
of them of grt'at cost. In addition to these, sev
eral hundred thou.sand dollars havo been expend
ed upon the i»ulilic buildings, giving constant em
ployment to about 1,500. mechanics and laborers.
This does not include the Navy Yard, where new
buildings are annuall}- erected, and where froni
SOO to lOOO men are employed. In a year or two
the r. S. Arsenal in this city will be converted
into an .\r enal of Construction, like those at West
Troy and i*ittsburg, and will then give enq>loy-
ment to 300 men. The land rejuired for the en-
largenu*nt of the ])resent Arsemil has already been
purchased.— Washimjtuh Letter.
Rernbifiouary Snidiers.— Puring the year j\ist
past, eighteen IJevolutionary soldiers have died.
David Chapin, (udeon IJently, John Titu.s, Wil
liam Matteson, Robert Gallup, Zachariah (.ireene,
and David Davis, of New York; Zacheus Robin
son and Abraham Rising, of Ma.ssjichusetts; Wm.
Turkey and R«'v. John Sawyer, of .Maine: Thoni-
jts Kerowitin and Hlisha MasoJi, of Connecticut;
Geo. Wells and Chas. (larman. of Tennessee;
Jatnes tiushjiell, of Vermont; IK-nry Straight and
donas Frazer, of Ohio. The Sei-retiiry of the
Interior, in his annual rejnirt, .'ays there are yet
two hundred of the patriots of the Hevolution
livin" and receiving their ]>ensions. 'I’he Secre
tary further .'^ays that fiftvthree years after the
war five thou.and widows of" Revolutionary sol
diers, whose marriages took place prior to the
declaration «>f peaoi* in 17S3, were living, and
that nearly one liundred of tliem still survive.
Anofhr r ('alifornia ('uriosity.— lutrar I.ahe.
—The largest Inirax lake, nearly two miles in ex
tent, is situated about 52 miles distant from Napa
City, ('alifornia. The water in this lake is .ho
strongly saturated or impregnated with borax,
that it cannot be held in solution, and is, eonse-
(juently, depo.ited in erv.'^talized particles, from
very small to half a pouml in weight iti mud be
low. From this lake, one and a ((uarter mile,«
north, over a high ridge, is the noted suljiliur
bank, from twenty to thirty acres in extent, and
suppt>sel to }»o thirty feet thick, sutficieiitly pure,
it is said, for tlie use of the mint at San Francis
co. The sulphur appears to be con.'tantly forming
from a dam. steam continually risinir over the
whole surface. Eighty rods west from the sul-
I phur, a hot spring arises in the edge of an arm
of Clear Lake; this spring is strongly impregna
ted with fKiracic acid. Five, or six mily.-^ west of
this, on the south of (’lear Lake, is, another borax
lake.
IrirPKnfXttjnn!^ in ('olitmhus, !n>.—At the
public siile of negroes in this city, l:Lt Tuesdav,
says the ('olumbus Smt, the following price> were
obtained. A portion of them were for half cash
and balance twelve months credit with intere.'^t
added; the others, twelve nmnths credit with in
terest:
Nelson, 50 years old, field hand, S'^75; Levi, 20
years, blacksmith, 82010; Tom, 22 vears, house
servant, 81000; Catharine, 15 years, house ser
vant, S1035; Wesley, 23 years, field hand, 813:’)5;
Julia, 14 years, field hand, 81110; John, 3> vears,
field hand, 81400; Lowe, 25 years, SD’>50; Spencer,
23 years, field hand, 81500; l»ick. 23 years,
815itO; Mary Jane, 15 years, hou.'^e girl, 8150t.
There were many others, old and young, .sold
by the .'‘anie parties, at corresponding high prices.
-\t an administrator’s .sile made on the same
day by Messrs. Ocletree Jackson, seventeen
neirroes brought the a'r'rregate sum of 812.f>27,
being an average of 8707. Seven of the lot were
young children and infants. This we understanl
to be a cash sale.
(it,Oil l*rl'f for Xjr>,fs.—At a >ale ot'the ne
groes belonging to the estate of Wm. Freeman,
deceased, late of (Jriffin, (ieo., on Tue.^dav la.st,
thirty-one negroes, men, women and children,
brou;;ht the very handsome aggregate of 827,54S,
or an average, for little and big, younir and old,
of a fraction less than nine hundred dollars each.
One Imjv, 10 years old, brought SDIO;'), an ordin
ary field hand; another, a man 24 years old brouirht
81525.
Lanjt- Ein-r/iii.-i, i,j Land and X'yn» .> in X. C.
—Rev. J. F. Speight, K. II. IawIs, Wm. F. Lew
is, and 31r. Jos. J>. Simmons, have jiurchased a
tract of land from lion. J. R. Donnell, containin'r
23,000 acres, lyinr on the Central Railroad, l!»
miles below Newbern, together with 130 negroes,
for 8120,000.
l*uhJir Salr of Xejro*'s.—On Monilay last, be
fore the (’ourt House door in Tawboro,’ N. ('.,the
following negroes belonging to the children of
Henr}' 1. Toole, dec’d, were sold:
Maria and child, aged 20 and 1 years, 81,750;
Noah, aged Ix, 81,015; Abiier, aged 14, 81,tO(>;
Linda, aged lO, 81105; Tilda, aged 11, 8!M5; David,
aged 7, 800!*.
J'rirrx uf Xt'jroes.—At a {tublic sale of negroes
in Washington, N. C., on the 1st inst., a black
smith, 45 years of age, sold for 81410; a girl, 15
years, for 81017; a man, 30, for 81175; another
2S, for 81375; and another man 24, 81200; and a
woman and child, 81,100.
Th>‘ ('ity Ptjor.—Large crowds of poor people
wanting municijtal assistiince, pres.>;ed about the
door of the Alms House Rotunda yesterday, and
kejit the Superintendent and his clerks busy all
the day with their applications. 'I'he number
registered within the last two days was about 0,000,
and that is but a beginning. The siege u.sually
la.sts a fortnight or three weeks, by w'hich time
the great proporti;n of the city jx)or will have
been visited, and their wants measureably reliev
ed. The amount of coal distributed to each fami
ly at a time averages a quarter of a ton, and the
money 50 cents to 81,00 and upward.s—the do
nations being regulated and repeated as necessity
requires. About 0,000 tons oCcoal, and 830,000
are annually parcelled out in this manner.
A. Y. Jovr)uil Commerce.
Ages uf Presiifental Aspirants.—A correspon
dent of the Southern Monitor, says the followin'^
figures will be the ages of the persons named in
the year 1 SOO:
Crittenden will be 77; McLean 7fi; Rives’ 7l’;
Bell 72; Com. Stewart 82; Seward 70; ('hoate 09;
Cushing 68; Hunter 07; Hammond 70; Breckin
ridge 3S; Bigler 00; Dix 07; Dickinson 70; Cass
71; A. V. Brown 70; Wise 51; Slidell 71; Douw-
las 40.
American Tract Society.—The receipts of this
Society for the month of December were 893,121.
In nine months ending December 31, they have
been for publications sold 8104,127, and in do
nations and legacies 870,899, making a total of
8235,020, being 87,317 more than in the corres
ponding months of last year.
AotW Oroiinds for Divorce.—A woman in
Cincinnati recently made an application for di
vorce on the ground that her husband was a eon-
founded fool.
A Ohopter of Accidents—Two Young Ladies
Singularly Unfortunate.—That yesterday was
a disagreeable day to pedestrians no (The will have
the courage to dispute. The sidewalks on the
southern and western sides of the streets were in
a conditiim that reiuired the most nimble persons
to keep their feet. About noon yesterday, at the
corner of South and Baltimore streets, a young
man came %valking along at a rate whicli looked
as if he was in quest of a friend who would go his
security for a new suit of clothing. When the
young gent had reached the middle of the flag-
stjjnes, his heels tlew' from under him, and dow'n
he came kerpluinp into the slush and mud. But
like a broken merchant, “he fell not alone.”
Crossing the street at the same time w'cre two
young women, one of whom was struck and knock
ed down by the outstretched arms of the unfortu
nate young man; young woman No. 2 came in for
a share of the fun, and down she went, dragged
by her companion. The young man regained his
footing as soon a.s possible and hastened to assist
the females. This part of the proceedings he had
better left undone, for no sooner did the females
find them.selves po-ssessed of their standing facul
ties than tliey commenced such a war of abuse
upon the chap that he was glad to beat a hasty
retreat.
The ladies finding them.selves the subject of
a wondering gaze from a crowd of idle persons,
started down South street. When near Lombard
street one of the ladies raised her soiled dress a
considerable distance, which had the effect of ex-
posin*; one t)f those much abused articles, a red
p(‘tticoat. At this juncture a conntryuian turned
intt.* South street from Lombard, driving before
him two cows. ()ne of tlie animals seeing the
red garment swinging to and fro, like a heavy
swell at sea, made a dash at the fair wearer, who,
witb screams that rent the air, also made a dash,
and ran into a store close by. The ire of brindle
having been soothed, and the animals driven
away, the unfortunate fi'Uiales once more started
on their jierilous journey, l>ut alasl who can toll
the troubles that are ahead. .^Hdway between
I’ratt and Lombard streets, the roof of a large
warehou.-^e parted eompa?iy with the snow and ice
th:it had collect(‘d during the day and night.
The ma.-^s came .'liding down, with a seething
noise, and a portion of it fell upon the young
ladies. This time, the greatest calamity of all
befell one of them. When a sufficient time had
! elapsed for them to recover thoughts, one of them
dIscoverel that the fallinir ma.>«s of snow and ice
had .struck with .such force u|Hin her dress, that
the waist portion of it had been horribly mutila-
tfd. and her hoops kuiK-keil from their resting
place and fell u]Min the pavement. To rush into
the store ami fix things wa^ the only alternative.
Tliroiirh the kintlness of .«me gentli*men prtisent,
they were enabled to leave the place without fur
ther harm, and this was the lat we saw of them.
When the snow de.scended from the roof a horse
attaelied to a dray wa standing in front of the
store. The noise produced frightened the ani
mal, who immediately startel on a runaway. Mr.
i Sanjuel (■. (’laekner. .Ir.. ran into the street and
’ caught the horse by the bridle; he had no sooner
i done this, than the owner of the team ran up to
Mr. (.'lackm r and trrasped him by the throat, at
the same tim»> accusing him of tryinir to steal
( his horse and dray. .NIatters were soon explained,
I and we lell the place with a pocket full of notes,
■ and highly interested with what we had seen.
lialtiniore ('lijtpf-r.
Sniidl Pay.—.Vs several gentlemen were pa.>i-
sing down om- of’our .southern rivers a short time
since, on lioard one of the thou.'^ind steamers
which ])ly on their water.", one of them was struck
with the beauty of an elegant farm which was
then in sight, and addre-^sinir a jilain, rustic hxik-
ing gentleman, who.'-toMi at his elbow, a^ked who
that elegant place belon*re'l to.
“Mr. .luhlison is the owner,” was the reply,
ell. Mr. .Johnson has a splendid farm,” re-
fdied the irfutleman.
Presently, another [ihuifation attracted tiie at
tention of tht'se gentlemen, and the rough l«*ok-
ing man was again applied to for the name of the
j>roj»rietor.
*‘.^Ir. .Johnson is the owner,” said the num.
“Indeed—the .same man that iwns the other?”
es, the .same man.”
“What a fortunate man this Mr. John.son must
be, to have two such establishment.s a.s these.”
A third, a fourth, and fifth jdantation fell un
der notice of the gentlemen, and in reply to
their (jui stions they w«Tt inl'or!!ud tliat they also
belonjrefl to Mr. Johnson.
“And who takes care of all ther' farms for Mr.
Johnson^”
“I take care of them,” answere'i the plain look
ing gentleman.
“\\ ell, it must be a great deal of trouble, and
he oui:ht to pay you well for it.”
j “lie does not, if he ought,” says the man.
j hat does he give? ” askel the gentlemen,
j “He only gives me my victuals and cUttbes,”
.said the gentleman, who ha])j)ened to be Mr. John-
j son himself
“Only your victuals and clothes for doing all
I that."* Why, he must be too nu'an a man to live.”
I Miqdaad Eindiiess.—f)ur young friend Sam
: H has a heart keenly alive ti> the afflictions
i of humanity, and is ever giving vent to its gencr-
! ous promptings by administering to the comforts
! of his sufi'crinij friends.
j
1 *uor II— — was brought into the town where
Sam lived, in a rajiid decline consi'quent upon
tubercular consunjption, from which he had been
suffering hopelessly for many years. He was car
ried to the hotel where his numerous friends wait
ed on him, and set up with him at night, render
ing those kindly offices which men delight to urive
to those who need them.
Sam was invited to perform his part in sitting
uj), &.L\, and ajipointed the approaching night for
his ministrations. It happened that H ’s
physician thought it advi.sable that evening, to
have him removed to a private house, away from
the bustle and noise of the hotel—which was ac
cordingly done, but without Sam’s knowledge. At
the hour designated, he appeared at the rooiu once
occu])ied by his sick friend. In the meantime, a
drunken man, named Jones, had stumbled intj
the room, and gone to bed in the same one Sam
had seen poor 11 . Noiselessly he walked
about the room, fV>aring to disturb the sound slum
bers of the supposed invalid, watching every mo
tion with scrupulous vigilance. About midnight
the sleeper turned about, and groaned; Sam ven
tured to ask, “H , how do you feel this time?”
\\ hen nothing reached his ear but a confused in
termixture of a grunt, groan and growl. Satisfied
that all was right, Sam sat down, to await any
change that miglit take place during the nigfit.
About sunrise next morning, a servant came in
to get Jones’ boots, and seeing Sam .sitting up
there, said, “Mas Sam, what’s yer doin’ dar?”
Sitting up with 11 , Jim.” “Lori Mas Sam,
he done been moved to Mas Ben’s house, yistiddy
ebenin. I)at is Mas Jones lyin’ dar, wliobin drunk
a month.”
Ezit Sam, with a very lugubrious face, and
slieefish carriage.— Gainesville Independent.
Gardening for Ladies.—Make up your heds
early in the morning; seic buttons on your hus
band’s shirts; do not rnke up any grievances; pro
tect i\iQyoung and tender branches of your family^
plant a smile of g(X>d temper in your face, and care
fully root out all angry feelings, and expect a good
of happiness. F 6
Marriage by Projry.—Rev. Dr. Gregory, for
merly of this city, pronounced atDe Veux (^al
lege, Suupension Bridge, the marriage ceremony
between parties wfio were not at the time within
0,000 miles of each other. It wiis done by proxy,
the lady’s father acting as proxy for the bride
groom. The affair took place on the New Year,
under t^e following circumstances: The bride, for
seven years a resident of California, after the
death of a former husband, became engaged to a
gentleman residing in that state, but having alarge
landed property in. Mexico. By some arrange
ment between parties, the lady returned to her
home, at St. (’atharines, Canada West, where her
intended was to meet her about this tinu;, and
claim her as his bride. The recent troubles in
Mexico, however, being in the vicinity of his
plantations, demanded his immediate presence in
that country, ami forbade his coming North to
fulfil his engagement. He, therefore, frankly
wrote her of the circumstances which detained
him, and enclosed a regularly executed power of
attorney, which authorized the lady’s father t^>
stand instead of the bridegroom, and for him
enter into ihatrimonial vows. The paj>ers being
executed in the I'nited States, it was thought
neces.sary to have the ceremony performed on this
side the Niagara, and father and daughter came
over to the De ^'eux College, and the lady became
the legal wife of her ('alifornia lord. She will
sail for her Pacific home, about the 5th of Feb
ruary, and there join her ])roxy husband, or seek
him in Mexico.—Syrat ust- Juurnal.
Elattcry and i’lnnplimrnt.—'I'here is all the
difference imaginable between flattery and com
pliment. The former is an incense offered tt van
ity, and arises from a heart both .selfish and cor
rupt; the latter is a V(»luntary tribute which
afieetion pays to merit, a reflection of hi.s own
excellence which one sees in the miinl of a friend.
Flattery is a compounl of jiaste and tinsel, heart
felt to the weak, painful to the sensitive, and
di.sgustinj; to the intelligent; a compliment is a
real gem dug t'ruiii the mines of honesty, set in
fitting language, and giving beauty to the one on
whom it may be bestow’ed. Flattery is the product
of cunning and the instrument of tricksters; a
compliment originates from delicate and refined
.sensibilities, a talent for appreciation. The ex-
airgerations of tlie flatterer shear his praises of all
their value; the just and conscientious discrimina
tion of one who bestows anierited complimetit adds
to the kindly act a charm and lustre which nothing
else could give it.
To give laudation where it is due is not only
a pleiLsure but a duty. For the want of apprecia
tion talent runs out, genius grows dull, and virtue
desp«*rate. Many a gif’ted youth has fallen down
disheartened in the rugged road towards excellence
when a few words of merited praise would have
strengthened and encouraged him to persevere in
his honorable pursuit. I’nder the genial effect
of honest apj>lau.se, many a bud withered by cold
jieglect, would now be a bright and lovely flower.
Many a weary hour of di.sappointment might have
fieen solaced l»y a kind word of praise.
Mm h, too, that might have been worthy of
prai.se, has been blasted by the poisonous breath
of the flatterer, w hich mildews real virtue, but
stimulates the rank and loath.sonie trrow tb of viee.
Man y would have attained to wisdoi.'i, had not
the sugared fictions of the flatterer taught them
that they had already attained it.
The Great lliugr .Mak'r-r, or tJn Hihle Truf'.—
“\\ hen I look at myself.” said a converted S«»uth
Sea islander, “1 find I have got hing‘"5 all ovt'r
my body. I have hinges in my legs, mv jaws,
my feet, my hands. If I want to lay hold of any
thing, there are hinj^es in my hands, and even in
my fingers, to do it with. If my heart thinks and
I want others to think with me, 1 use the hinires
to my jaws, and they help me to talk. I could
neither walk nor sit down, if 1 had not hinges to
my legs and feet. All this is very wiuiderful.
None of the strange things that men have brought
from England in their f)ig ships is to be couiparetl
t» my body. He who made my Ixxly has made
all the people who have made the strange things
which they bring in ships; and he is the (Jod whom
I worship.
“But 1 .should not know much about him if men
in their .ships had not brought the bM>k they call
the Bible. That tells me of God who made the
skill and the heart of man likewise; and when I
hear how the Bible tells of the old heart with its
sins, and the new heart and the right spirit, which
Jod alone can create and rive, I feel that his work
in my heart and his work in my body fit into each
other exactly. I am sure then that the Bible,
which tells me these things, was made by Him
who made the hiuL'es to my bod}-; and I believe
the liible to be the word of (r(xl.”
7 he Printing (Jjfice.—“A well conducted print
ing office is the best of schools, (to withjne to
the Executive and Legislative Departments of the
Government, and I will point you, in each of
them, to .some of the most competent aiul useful
public officers who .started in life as printers’s
devils, (’ros^ the ocean, and we shall find such
nien as (»uizt)t, De locqueville, and Lamartine,
of France, and Lord Palmerston, d’lsracH, and
Macaulay, t»f Knglanl, have all distinguished
them.selves as journalists. Let our young men
especially look to these high examples, and rest
satisfied with nothing short of positions in the
fn.nt rank of society. This can be attained only
by the most indomitable industry, perseverance
and .study, and by a strict regard to truth, honesty
and virtue. Never for a numient think it dis-
reput^dile to labor. Honest toil, however humble,
never yet di.sgraced any man; but many, too many,
I am sorry to say, suffer disgrace rather than
work for a livelihood.”
.Vusicaf.—Something very new in the way of
an improvement on the piano is on exhibition here.
It cmsiists in a simplification of the instrument
whereby the blocks, bracings, and interior sup
ports are superceded, the cords being strung from
the inm frame only. The effect of this inrprove-
ment is said to be surprising, changing the char
acter of the instrument very materially, and ally-
irig it with that most perfect of instruments, the
violin. The inventor is Mr. S. B. Drio-»^
c*© •
A. Y. Letter.
^eic \ork Auger Association.—The most lu
dicrous thing we have lately read of is an excur-
tion of the New York Auger Association, in bur-
lescjue of the target excursions. Each man carries
an auger instead of a gun, a (,'alithumpian band
accompanies them, and the exercise consists in
walking blindfold to the target and boring a hole
through it. Not one man in twenty can do it
and the blunders that are made cause a great deal
of sport.—Exchange.
A Lasting Perfume.—the curiosities
shown at Alnw'ick Castle, in England, is a vase
taken from an Egyptian catacomb. It is full of a
mixture of gum, resins, &c., which give forth an
agreeable odor to the present day, although pro
bably fully 3,000 years old!
“Doctor,” said an old lady, who was apt to be
troubled in her dreams and rather superstitious
withal, “doctor, I dreamed last night that I saw
my grandmother, who has been dead ten years.”
“ W hat,” he inquired, “did you eat for your sup
per?
“Oh, only half a mince pie,” said she.
^ ell, replied the doctor, “if you had devour
ed the other half, you might probably have seen
your grandfather, too.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF N. CAROLINA.
The usual full report of Mond*ay’s proceedings
is crowded out of Tuesday’s Standard, by the long
detail of proceedings in the Senate on Saturday
last. That day had been devoted to the appoint
ment of magistrates, and was mainly occupied in
squabbles, calling the ayes and noes, !tc., &c. As
the .sessions of that day and Monday have pro
duced a goo«l deal of talk out of doors, we give
some .samples of the Standard’s rejjort of thetn, as
follows:—
-APPOINTMENT OF JUSTK’R.S OF THE PEACE.—
SCENE.
A message, received from the House, to go
forthwith into the appointment of .Justices of the
Peace, was now concurred in*.
Mr. McDonald w;i.s called to the ('hair.
I'ending the receipt of recommendations of jus-
tiees from the House, a few members of the Sen
ate indulged in a little plea.satitry, as follows: ()ne
Senator moved that the new speaker be required
to deliver his inaugural and to explain how Cain
came to be branded with a horse shoe. Another,
that instead of a copy of the Rev. Code, the jus
tices of the jieace for Person should each be fur
nished with a pair of shoes, which was amended
by a third Senator by adding No. 12’s to shoes.
The Senator from Person moved to give the jus
tices of Bertie each a barrel of herrings. Anoth
er movtul to strike out “barrel of herrings” and
insert “a g(x»d sfiirt,” itc.
A messaj;e was now received from the Hou.se
transmitting sundry recommendations and asking
the Senate’s concurrence.
The list for Anson W’Jis first up.
Mr. 'I’urner asked the Senat-.i ir.im that county
if he had ('xamined the li.st, jind if tl. nien recom-
niended were of good character. He proceeded
to address the Senate on the general question of
magistrates, pointing out Senators’ duties and
those he had :ut out for himself.
Mr. iuyther did not think it a jart of Mr.
Turner’s duty to lecture the Senate on morality.
.^Ir. Turner did not lecture, but ho would ob
ject, and had the right to do so, to any immoral
character. He objected to the levity with which
this business had begun.
Messrs. ('berry and Cuningham twitted Mr.
Turner for his fling at levity in the face of the
fact that he had always been a leader in it, and
had pnjmi.sed to lead it on the present occasion.
Mr. Turner considered the constitution put him
in a ridiculous position when it called upon him
to vote for uien he did not know. He was deter
mined not to vote .So, and would insist ujK.>n call
ing for the ayes and nr>es on every person on the
li.sts separately. 31 r. Turner continued at length
amidst calls to order and much confusion, and in
the midst of one his finest flights of imagination,
A nies.sage was received fronj the House inquir
ing the }>rice of peanuts and whiskey. (Loud
laughter.)
The list from Anson was j»assed upon, and others
taken u]>.
The same or a similar course was pursued on
ea«*h by .^lr. Turner.
Several Senators comjdained that Mr. Turner
should set biniself up :is the special guardian of
North (.'arolina and call the a^ es and noes and ob-
I ject because h> did not know all the f>ersons re-
! commended, and that he should constitute him.self
. the judge of the rcspectabilit}' of the State.
31 r. 'I’urner replied—wa.s again and again called
' tt) order, amidst the utmost confusion.
I Mr. Gorrell moved to take all the recomnienda-
, tions f rom the table in a body, and pa.ss upon them,
: for it wa.>‘ evident the list could not be gone through
with to-»lay.
I Mr. Turner protested. Was it the intention of
; the Senattr to ap|>oint perjurers, fbrtrers and vil-
' lains to the administration of justice? He would
j resist this movement if it kept the Senate till next
: December. He would prove that such characters
w ere on the lists—he would never consent to their
I apfMiintmeiit.
! Mr. Gorrell withdrew his motion.
I Mr. Edney njoved to take up at once all those
; counties to wliose lists there were no objections,
j Messrs. Turner anu Cowper insisted that every-
j name should be read.
j The ayes and noes had frefjuently been called
' by Mr. Turner up U> this time, and over two hours
j had already been wasted in passing upon about
I half a dozen counties.
Xash county was now taken up.
I Mr. Turner demanded to know from 3Ir. Battle
i if this list contained nothing but respectable men,
j and if all were suitable.
! Mr. Battle replied that he considered them all
j suitable but one. He would stat« this candidly,
j There had been no difficulty or difference between
him (Mr. B.) and that person; but he was not fit
for the office—he wa.3 destitute of moral thought
1 and feeling; he wa* wholly incompetent and unfit,
j and he could testify to it from information, from
personal knowledge and from the evidence of the
man’s father-in-law, and from the fact that he was
incompetent to take care of his wife and not able
to take care of himself. That man was Andrew
Cooke. He hoped the Senate would concur in
these views, and “knock” him off the list.
Mr. Lankford asked what charges were alleged
against 31 r. ("ooke? Had he not filled the office
of justice of the peace in Wilson county, and was
there any charge against him there? He asked
the Senate if tliis man w»i«tobe condemned with
out a hearing or a chance to defend him.self, by
the mere assertion of 31 r. Battle? He contended
the Senate sliould be satisfixl before they took
action upon so imjH»rtant a question. There might
be something else in it.
3Ir. Turner demanded the ayes and noes.
31 r. Battle repeated his char_-es. He spoke
from personal knowledge and from the statements
of Cooke’s father-in-law. He (C.) had married
that man’s daughter and had failed to protect her;
he had traded with niggers and had done every
thing to disgrace himself, generally and particu
larly. He(B.) did not say this becjtuse Cooke
had voted against him—did not know that he did
so—did not want him to vote for him. One of
the Commoners (3Ir. Lewis) had promised to get
Cooke appointed because he supported him in die
late election.
Mr. Pool moved to strike out the name of Cooke.
3Ir. Lankford moved to send back the list to
the House to enable the Commoner to defend his
nominee.
31 r. Turner got the floor.
The Speaker ruled the discussion out of order.
Here another scene of the wildest confusion
took place. 3Ir. Turner re.sisted the ruling of the
Speaker on several points. On one, as to his
right to the ?,oor, he appealed, and called for the
nyes and noea. Chair sustained, 27 to 6.
The question of laying the entire list on the
table, 31r. Turner again calling the ayes and noes,
resulted, aye 20, ijo 7—3Ir. Battle voting to lay
on the table.
3Ir. Turner moved a call of the house. With
drawn. He next moved to adjourn, with ayes
and noes—rejected. He now moved a call of the
house.
County of Orange next taken up.
It was moved to add Wm. A. Graham to the
list.
3Ir. Turner moved a call of the house. Ruled
outof order, there being no rule to warrant the call.
Mr. Turner aj^eal^—ayes and noes. Chair
sustained, 26 to 5.
Mr. 3Iiller moved to adjourn—rejected, 27 to 4.
[The name of Mr. Graham was inadvertently
omitted from the list for Orange in the ll,
One of the Commoners put it on in tiu-
but thinking it improper after the* list 1 ?T'
the House, struck it off again. Tt wa.^ /■''
Mr. Cowper that the name should b*. r. 'inJ
and he made a motion to that efiect. \i* ,
above explanation by 31essrs. Donnell Iv,-
others, a motion to add the name
carried.] • • ' - '"-'I
^ 3Ir. Miller moved .to recfmsider i’l
inserting the name of 3Ir. !raham
3Ir. Cow]>er called for the
Vut.-
Ruled out of order, no such vote^ havi!'
taken. ‘‘
111 IfV
The journal was read and the vote tj
the name was found recorded.
Here follow'ed a long discussion un i,,,'
order»by 31essrs. Turner and Cowptr fh!'!'
sisting that the vote had been taken an«i 1^"'
clerk had tailed to do his duty in not ivr-,
The chair ruled 3Ir. 31ilier’s moti.,,!
order. Mr. 3Iiller appealed—chair sustained
to 3.
A motion to reconsider
the
name of Graham was •■added" was
tr. u.
3Ir. 3Iiller moved te adjourn -j
called for the ayes and noes—rejected 's
3Ir. Edney moved to “add” the nan'. '
(jftiham. *
“Wa.'
i-fi
31 r. Turner insisted the motion was oni.) -
The Speaker called 31 r. Turner to
refused to take his .seat. Loud cries of ••onl '
“order;” but he continued, and the SjitakTr"
ing way, he proceeded to addre.ss the
the midst of great confusion. A.liJressiu.A'
self to the list he .said the name of (.rah^ '
put in to sweeten it.” But Orani^e ii(| u„,
Graham nor any other on the list, hw '*
outrage to add that name or anv ..tlier "U
Iftoked over it and said it was a iist'of fuH I.], /
ed democrats or renegades; and il' the list j'C '
Camden was laid aside because it containt j'"
whigs, this too should be laid aside. Ora/.'
needed to be purged rather than oth. rwise t'"-
court one of her magistrates had bi>eii
for Compounding a felony. He (3ir. ']■ .jj.i
stand there to defend every dog lieeau.se '
from (Jrange. He asked the .Senate uut tu lukl
one more magistrate for that couutv. It t(HjkT’
many hands from the roads. Hf exhioitej a ijo
sent to him, “but,” said he, “1 shan't Tecomiu.ul
one of them,” and it contained, he said, rein -.j,
whigs and democrats. ^No petition had' U-i..
presented for the appointment ol'those .m,t tr -'
the House, and he moved to lay them on thi Mi.if
Mr. Humphrey denied 31r. T.’s statcimnt r. ^
tive to the petitions. Two petitions had l,e,.n
sent from the county of Orange.
31 r. Turner had not seen them
his motion.
He witliJr,-
31r. Edney made a fierce onslauirht on Mr
Turner. Any man of brains c.iulj"unj,.rta,,,j
that Senators were not disposed to make uia.'i'-
trates of felons and scoundrels, as the bitiiaiur
would seetn to argue by his estiuKite of hi- .nvii
countymen. If it was his intention to (ibject t.
those of (Jrange why not do so without a\Miuiiin:
the right to interrogate every Senator on tliat
floor? He had proclaimed to the w.irlJ that m...
of his own countymen had comj.eunued a
and in doing so he showed his own ftcliii-j Im
could gain nothnig by it. Why thould he Con
tinue to outrage the dec«»ruiu of that and thi othi-r
house by his factious opposition and netdlo-
waste of time; and he had now made a u.Mrioti tn
condemn his own people under tlie speeiou> jr--
text (d‘ working the roads.
Mr. T urner replied and showe«I the
for his course and the service hewa> renJi rinL't-
the State in w’eeding out her scoundn-K. Ih
dwelt on the picture drawn by Mr. Battl.-nt' »
countj'man—trading with negrot's. sHajijiini: "hiv
key for stolen corn, and he claimed tiiat a.- the
first fruits of his labor. lie moved to iudelinitfl}
postpone, and called for the ayes and noe^.
31r. Edney hoped the list W 'uld be eudiir-ni.
the opposition of Mr. Turner to the contrary ii"t-
withstanding.
Mr. Leach supported the motion of 31r. Turnir.
The motion was rejected—aye ft, no 20.
31r. Edney’s motion wtis now adopted—aye:;!,
no, 3Iessrs. Turner, Leach and 3Jiller.
3Ir. Turner moved to strike out Iliehard A.'lic
Ruled out of order.
3Ir. Turner ajipealed, and called the aves and
noes. Chair sustained.
3Ir. Turner took the floor. 3Ir. (iuythe; tMv
to a question of order, ('onfusion and eri' - "t
“order.”
The chair ruled 3Ir. Turner out of order,
3Ir. Turner persisted in keeping the floor in tin-
midst of a storm of “order,” “order”—the ehair
failing to enforce the rules. [This .scene execfl-
ed all others during the session and jiroduced tit 1-
ings of profound regret and deep di.sgust. TLv
total want of respect for the chair or the Senatv
was loudlj- talked of and as loudly cundemneil,
while the want of decision on the part of the .speak
er was a source of regret. It appeared as if wnt-
ters had now gained their culminating point, and
the uproar gave place to comparative silence.]
3Ir. Turner moved to strike out Owen LonL'
Ruled out of order. Appeal and ayes and nef>
Chair susUiined.
3Ir. Turner moved to strike out another nanu'
Loud cries of “order,” “order.”
The recomuiendations of the House Avcro at
length concurred in.
3Ir. Speaker Clark,now returned to the chair,
it being 0} o’clock.
31 r. Edney moved to concur in all the noiuiua-
tions on the table.
3Ir. Turner objected.
The Speaker suggested that the course jiri>]n»s'd
was quite unusual and had better not be pres>ed
3Ir. Edney withdrew the motion.
Mr. Cowper moved to add to the list fitr Oran’^e
the name of John Alli.son. [The Orange li>t h'-
ing disposed of.]
The Speaker ruled the motion out of order.
Appeal—ayes and noes—chair sustained.
[Here a sharp controversy, which shorth be
came somewhat personal, took place between .'Ir
Turner and 3Ir. (juyther, and in which 31r. Ldniy
took a part. The Speaker stopped it iu time to
prevent anything more than words.]
A motion to adjourn failed.
Inion county was next. , j
Mr. Turner objected to the name of
Simpson, as an “infarfious character,” and
he be struck off the list. He entered into the
question generally again atid for about the tenth
time, and spoke of 3Ir. Simp.son sjteeially 1'^'
had been tried for perjury, he stiid, aii'l fbr fi''’
gery, and he, (Mr. T.,) would prove it.
The question of concurring resulted—aye -
no. 10.
3Ir. Turner moved to reconsider the vote ju'^
takei by which W. H. Simpson was made a jus
tice of the peace, ^le proceeded to adilre'> ’ “
Senate once more on the .general question.
referred to the charges he had made agaiiiJ^t.
Simpson. He proposed to have a statcnient frew
the Senator from Cnion and from 3Ir. II- C.
as to the facts. Ruled out of order, one of t
parties not being competent. . ,
Mr. Bledsoe resisted th§ motion. The j*
come to the Senate with the endorsement of t u
House and the representative froiu I nion j
who was more likely to know the character aj"
standing of the gentleman objected to than
Turner, He asked 3Ir. Turner if 3Ir.
had not been appointed by one of our judges
%■
years.
Ta riff
modifit;ati(
nexl sessi(
not suffici
and 2d, tl
of the exi
next rctru
with mud
cal, upon
President
gress d
some jirov
will send
action in
the sessie
will be u;
se.ssion.-
    

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