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Term oi ihc -t.iici.iiiai-.
Jn-". Bui if Jft paiJ in tdtancf JTo Dblljir
tnd fifty "-n'4 wilt;bc chnrcid. i ; r '
. . T) gjjuHmprd nt &1 for ihe first, and 25cts.
r wuai-'' rf JO Ityca, fur, ach subsequent insertion.
f0url orJT- cfwtfd 23 per cent higher lhan these
. A' liberal deduction to those wbQ advertise by
rat": I ; j i - ' - - -
"thf vr. I ,. m . " - ,. I
tTTS15, in the Ipitor most he post pa id, i
"THiriiKWiN SILK DRESS.
j DyMRS. PHILIPS. ,
m .. T7 H t Whni n lrinrfi V!a
for a weddiig jrf'ss . Your other dresses
are n a vrrj g?od style. arid yrmj have, a
nlenty 6 f V 'in o n s i tl r i n 2 ; the changes in
fashion but n!)rovn silk to be married
in ! who ever hr ard of, such fancy in n girl
Offir.nr j , ,
Tis tru" nt,nr- iua my cnoice may
seem somewhat sombre, but you know ve
ry well ih tt H am become the wife of a
Joor mechanic, wno l'Pn(U on his daily
Lhor for support. As tie wife of such a
rhnn, I musnnecessarily limit my expen
ditures to my circumstances, and I have
thought it better to purchase some thins
which would be. us? fill, for some time, to
"cornf, tlinn consult my appearance as
3" ' " " ' ' 1
' .- ' -1 i- ., ' - K . - 1 ; It 1 ' . - . - ,
J. J. BRUNER,
Keep a check cpojt all tocr
Do THIS, ATtD LlBEBTT IS SAFE
! Gen I Harrison
NEW SERIES. .
VOLUME VII NUMBER 35.
SALISBURY. N. C, THURSDAY. JANUARY 9, 1851.
Oh, there is nothing remarkable i rf it.
nothing at all. sir. His father was A man
of ereat learning, but he nearly run tnW
a fortune in trying to live in style. H cfied
and left three boys. Their mother, viho
went from this placed was a vvomari of
strong sense. She sold the property, pkki
offthe debts, and had enough left to buy
that little house to the left. It has lut
two rooms, and there is a garden spot at
tached to it. r Here she put out her hoyi to
trades; one to. a mason, one to a jwhlel-
I. , . It'll . ' i mJi '
wrigntana mis dim to a carpenter 1 eey
estly- I have gained wealth and now.
after many years, I have come
to you. kind sir, the bread whicftyou then
c as t fr e e ly u pon t h e w.t e rs.
snleiidid bride for one !hort evening were mighty smart boys and settled inflif
f i ' ... . , f ... r 1 1
espfcmliy a? I: am i see no strangers. ,
There is! something in i)mt. There is
py Maria's ve-f Ming dress She will ne
vet wear it fgain in tlie world. She had a
white srttin.jwUh a lace ilre.-ss over it. Oh!
$he did lopklbeutiful ; I do admire to see
a hnndsome! hrde."- '
"Yes.it Very well for those who can
afford it ijut it would b quite absurd
for mc to purchase an expeiisive dress for
one, or evert a few evenings, when, by the
expenditrtreof half the motjey.-l can pro
cure that which will be serviceable for:
some years.'! ' Hut come, put on your bon
net atid stert ovW to our new houe. Ii is
all furnifehed. at, least. all that is h'nished :
.. . . A it.ii -i I
From the Washington Republic.
We learn from the letter of a private correa-
tnystencus ! rappings" are
lerent towns. stayed nowever. tie
married the widow Perry's daughter! -
one was as smart as a steel trap, one i
was a right good scholar, and she has ;
made an excelle-it wife. They have got
along wonderfully. Every bodv wonder-
ed how it was. He did not make better
.wages than pther men.'but somehovv he
money increased. It was no mystery! to
me, for I watched them pretty sharp. You
never saw him, before he kept a horse ri
ding for pleasure. Nothey both pulled
one way. nd took their pleasure in being
sober, and industrious, and useful ; rind
now they reap their reward in being Uni
versally respected. J
I.. VVhy, there ain't a man that has so
much money to let as Squire. Thorndike,
and he is never hard and screwing about
it as some are. He isn't stingy, either.
He has taken two children of one lawyer
Willis to bring up, arru he does as welby
them as he does by his own. Lawyer
Willis was a kind of aicousin to Squire
Thorndike's wife.She visa dashy showy
gal. Lord'you'd rravellought the richest
prentice, anil (Should think it strange il I ! folks upon airth were married when they
-i'li. . m ii 4 - i t . . i i ita . ti i
coulun t do it ulrwith ease. e
1 Value it tiwre
highlV than 1 nould it it
were not.sojnefjr my mothers. v
iam has left this small par
rootp, and three chambers,
ejjiure. when he is out of
See now everything is ar
rinsed. Sd bandy for my work.
You don't say you are going to do ) our
own work ?" i j
Certainty lo. There is only one ap-
Jor. this sett) nt
to finish at Ms
'."My heart ,What strange fancies you
have! To ptj "sure it is well enough, if
you can bring your mind tait; but ihen
folks do, so differently -now a days. There
is my Marii. hhe has moved lo an elegant
house, all ftirnjshed 1'rom lop to bottom
She keps ii gfeat girl to do the work, and
a littlrt one to vait and tend. Oh. things
do go on beautifully, I promise you !
Her husband is a young lawyer, is he
not? I. he wealthy '? 1
"Oh, he is very well off. He does not
get much practice yet, but I dare say he
will Iq tira;fJIe has a thousand dollars
at interest, besides.' Maria would nor
have married, a mechanic their hands
get so hard apil black atid their complex
ion especiallyiMhey'are exppself get so
brown. I Wpuld not wish to' hi?rt your
feelings, hot 1 do think that for pride's
sake, lor the sake of the family you might
have madvri;lilile dillerent choice.
"Oh. autit excuse my language I have
yet tp lean) lhat a man's honest occupa
tion whether it 'produces hard hands, or
white soft nands whether it gives the
cheek a brown or pale hue. is any. dispar
agement 'tc(f)jm. You must get acquaint
ed with William and hear him converse.
You will yot! think of hard' hands, and his
animated, intelligent countenance will
drive his blonzed skin quite nut of your
head. Bui tjunt, you doh't say any thing
about my ftiriiiture and you inust see my
had tle knot tied !' Pnhr fellow he had a
hard time notwithstanding, to support his
lady wife in style.
' He took to drink, andlied. I've heard
said that she turned up ner nose at her
cousin's matdh but she little thought her
boys would be glad !0 go to that same
cousin for a :home,ivhile shevould be
glad to take up with the house that Squire
Thorndike's mother lived in. ' 1
Ah sir,' continued the old man, " this
is a charming world ; but to my mind if
folks would only be prudent and industri
ous and gie, up hankering after things
beyond ihelr means, there would be more
real good done in the world, and fewer
We saw in the shop of Mr. Alexander,
the other day, a Pot, dug from the large
mound two miles from here. It is quite
large. We understand that there were
two taken up the other larger than this.
The mound, we understand, is about sixty
feet high, and near three hundred yards I
in circumference. The question naturally
arises,'.'; who. made these mounds ? They
are scattered over our country, and if you
ask the Indian who made them; his an
swer is, they were here before us. Where
are they who built them, and for what
purpose were they made? are questions
written in the forgotten history of the
past. Centuries have, rolled rouhd since
the aboriginees first came to this i land.
How many centuries we know ;not, but
when first they came, these monuments of
a nation, whose history had even passed
away, met their view. Were they here
before the flood ? Had they too, a Noah
and a big canoe, as their legends speak ?
And are the Indians, whom the pale faces
found here, the descendants of the Ame
rican Noah ? Or, were they destroyed in
the deluge, and the Indians the result of
emigration ? Who can tell ? Mighty as
that deluge was, sweeping away, as it
did, the vast mass of humanity, which
thronged perhaps their splendid cities -it
could not obliterate these monuments of
a hidden world. For what were they
used ? were they worshippers Sn high
places, and thronged they in deep devo
tion the lofty summit of these elevated
places as they sent up their orisiohs to the
great spirit ? or were they watch towers,
upon which were kindled the beaconifires
to warn their tribe of the approaching
foe? Or were there astronomers even
then, who watched in the grand and stil
ly night, the wandering Pleaides, as they
traced their gilded pathway across the
sky and marked the size of Arcturus in
his-bespangled seat. We intend at the
first suitable opportuuity to visit these an
tedeluvian monuments, and as soPn as we
solve the above questions we ivill lay
the answers before our readers.
nondent that the
again exciting no Imle attention among the
oitizenW of Boston and Piovidence. This let.
ter was not intended for publication, but, as it
comes from a sourc on which we can rely, and
touches some matters ol curious speculation.
we lake the liberty of presenting a portion of it !
to our readers. j
I have nothing new to tell you touching the j
rappings ; I am as much in the dark as ever !
as to the nmde of their; production. Sounds'
are made, and furniture is made to move, and
electric sensations communicated. This 1 have
heard, seen, and felt ; and I do not believe the
manifestations are the result of the collusion or
Mrickery. My own opinion, so far as I have
been able to form any on the subject, that the
medium'so called) produces unconsciously all
these phenomena; but my notions are as yet
crude on liTis point, and I must investigate the
mailer much further before resting in them sat
isfied. The subject is beinnnr to create a
good deal of attention both here and in Provi- j
dence ; and almost every one who is satisfied j
as to the absence of trickery accepts the spi- I
ritual solution. When 1 saw the'table move, (
it moved the length of my hand, so that my
hand, which was resting on it, fell. This was (
repeated several limes. There were no castors 1
on the'table, and it required considerable. effort j
to move it. The room was light. Four Per- j
sons were present, no one of whom. I am con
fident, had any thing to do (knowingly) with!
the motion. It was considered an unsuccess- j
ful experiment ; as a few nights before the ta
ttle had been carried across the room and back,
and upset and restored to its legs. The same
thing was done in Providence in a very re
spectable and intelligent family. Very curious
all this, but I am indisposed to believe that spi
rits out of the flesh do it, although I am fully
satisfied that there is no human collusion in the
truth, has been Verified a thousand, tinges.
The following story may serve to illustrate
the very truth of this text. Allow; mei to
promise that my story is a true one in 'all
Some thirty years since, a lad of one of
our Eastern S'ates, about ten years of
age. was sent by" his employer to carry a
basket, heavily laden with wares, to a pur
chaser. While staggering utioler its weight
up a somewhat steep hijl. a gentleman of
about thirty years proffered his assistance,
and beguiled the tediousness of the. vVay
"Cast thy breaif upon the waters, find
nftr mnnv t:ive if hnlt roturn t rt fliun
this is Scripture truth, which, like Wllfmor"ln: n in(luiring into the cause of
DEATH FROM DRUNKENNESS.
A lad named Mays-. an apprentice in
the establishment of the Messrs. Diuguid
was found dead in his bed on Christmas
"Ob, yoilf jfurriiture- is well enough.
The less you have, the less you will have
to take caretoj, you know."
"YeS, Wjei could not get much furniture.
I insisted ipbn William taking the. money
wuicn my gfatutiait.rr leit me. ip pay ou , an(J fHScinHtiM? daughter,
a -icw nunurr'i uouars wnicu tie ow eo nr
this p!ace,3iri order to
by a pleasant anecdote, good advice, and
kind words. They parted -fifteen years
passed away the senior of these two.
now nearly fifty years-of age. sat in his
study .with a-melancholy countenance and
t a f T I
a sau heart, il is floor opened ana his
-I I .!- 1... .
the aeam, it was asceriaineu mat on tne
evening before, a rum seller by the name
of Wood, had sold the lad a quantity of
liquor which he drank at one draught.
He was soon completely intoxicated, and
in this state ot utter senselessness was
privately conveyed to his bed by his fel
low apprentices who were desirous to
conceal the knowledge of his condition
from their employers, little dreaming,
however, that they were bearing ihim to
the bed of death !
It gives us pain to record such an oc
currence in this community, and in doing
it we hnd some uirhculty in restraining
the pen from the merited castigation
which the conduct of the rum-seller pro
vokes. It is sometimes better, however,
to leave the contemplation of such a deed
to the silent stern monitions of conscience.
LEGISLATURE OF NORTII CAROLINA.
Monday, Dec. 30A.
Mr. Joyner presented a memorial from For-
sythe County, praying for the repeal of the act
of last Session authorizing the construction ot
a public road through the counties of Forsythe
Surry and Ashe, which on his motion was re
ferred to the Committee on Propositions and
Mr. G. W. Caldwell introduced a hill to in
corporate the Rock Island Manufacturing Com
pany in the county of Mecklenburg. Mr. G. W.
Caldwell introduced a bill to incorporate the
Catawba Bridge Company.
Mr. Joyner moved that the Senate take up
the bill to incorporate the Raleigh and Gaston
R. R. Company, which, after sundry amend
ments passed its 2nd reading.
The following bills passed the 3d reading
and were ordered to be engrossed :
The bill to improve the Slate Road from
Wilkesboro' lo the Tennessee line.
The bill to incorporate the Fayetteville and
Warsaw Plank Road Company.
Mr. Woodfin two bills a bill to facilitate
the subscription to the North Corolina Rail
Road Company and to secure the immediate
representation of stock in said corporation of
a bill to establish a new county by the name
of ; both of which passed 1st time. j
The bill to charter the Merchants Bank of i
Newbern was taken up and passed its 3d read
enahle os to hegin
in the world! We both have such a hor
for of debi'that. we are determined not to
incur any IfiWe can possibly hejpit. See
what a nice; press tor the clothes this is."
"Vhy, via't, a quantity of bed and ta
ble linen is really nice, too. You have
more than my. Maria has, 1 declare."
" Yes. Hit ways want an abundance of
such things.' This drawer is filled with
towels -tisj is for my ironing sheet and
'blanket - htld this closet contains my tin
vfthd woodirtj ware."
1 declare, Eliza, you are a strange
M- i j . i . i vvniuil II il lie nui arc ru, iiiusi uutr a
ooming into womanhood, entered to an- s i l u-
,i . .i i -' iL r (tormenting companion, constantly holding
nounce that a gentleman desired to seej , i
i ,i ei i j, up to the agonized view ot the possessor,
her father. Show him in, my darling ... . . ..
. . u ii i i the i -gamed dime which is thus "crust-
daughter, and do you, my child, leave us , , , . , . . , , r ' ,
to ourselves." Sh'e obey. The old gen- !edoer. w,lh J
tleman entered. Weil, sir," was hissal- j f PP.nt.ce and blistered w, h thetearsof
utatlon, "have you considered-my proposi
tion?" "I have, and have determined,
happen what may, 1 will not force or sway,
by any act of mine, the will of my child.
She shall her left to her own free choice."
"Then, sir, to-morrow by three o'clock,
your property must gofnto the hands of
the sheriff, unless you find some friend to
pay the twenty thousand dollars, i 1 his
his bereaved friends. Lynchburg Virgin
Alligator shooting. On a recent trip of the
R. C Oglesty from New Orleans to Alexan
dria, in about one hour and in a run of twenty
miles, three passengers killed 55 alligators.
These creatures have been driven out of the
Mississippi river, but the number does not seem
to diminish in Red River. Every boat plying
On motion of Mr. Lillington, the Senate ad
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
A message was received from the Senate,
transmitting the following engrossed Bills and
Resolutions; which were severally read the first
lime and passed, viz : A bill to encourage the
investment of capital for mining or manufac
turing purposes ; a bill to repeal the act of the
General Assembly of 1848-'9, to provide for
the support of a. system of Scientific and Liter
ary Eichanges ; a hill to incorporate a Bank
in the town of Washington, in the county of
Beaufort ; referred to Committee on Judiciary ;
4a bill to incorporate the Franklinsville Acade-
my in Randolph county ;
Petitions and Memorials.
Mr. Marshall presented a memorial from citi
zens of Forsythe, praying the passage of an act
to divide the Militia of said county into two
separate regiments. Referred.
Mr. Gordon a memorial praying for the es
being the bill to amend the constitution of N.
On motion of Mr. G. Hayes, the special or
der was postponed .for half an hour, and the
House proceeded toconsMer the bill to provide
relief for. the purchasers of Cherokee lands.
v The question was taken on ihe motion to re
consider and it prevailed.
The question then recuring on the passage
of ihe: bill on its 2nd reading.
Mr. Fleming moved to amend by striking
out ihe clause authorizing the County Court ot
Cherokee to appoint a commissioner to value
the land; which was agreed to.
Mr. Walton then offered ihe amendment
which was rejected on Saturday, viz : to pro
vide for refunding in Cherokee lands lo those
who have paid an amount above the valuation ;
which was rejected by a vote of ayes 35, nayes
The question was then taken on the passage
of ihe bill, and it was rejected ayes 50 nays
Mr. Winston moved to reconsider the vote
by which this bill was rejected, and then moved
to lay this motion on the table, which, was a
, greed to.
The bill to amend ihe Constitution of North
Carolina, was taken up.
Mr. Caldwell of Guilford, being entitled to
the floor, proceeded to address the Ilou-e.
Mr. Person of Moore, took the floor, and said j
that he desired lo address the House on this
subject, but did not feel well enough to proceed
at this stage of the discussion. He would move
to postpone until 12 o'clock to morrow, unless
some other gentleman desired to address the
House at the present lime.
On motion of Mr. Stevenson, the farther con
sideration of the subject was posiponed until 3
o'clock, P. M.
On motion of Mr. R. M. Saunders, the reso
lutions on the subject of slavery were taken up,
amended by general consent, and made the or
der of ihe day for Thursday next.
The House then look a reress.
Mr. Waugh gave notice that he would, on
to-morrow, introduce a resolution to terminate
the debate on the bill to amend the Constitution
at 1 o'clock on that day.
Mr. Brogden of Wayne, then addressed the
House on the bill to amend the Constitution,
taking grounds in favor of the original bill and
in opposition to a Convention. When he had
Mr. Steele of Richmond, took the floor.
He said he believed our Constitution was the
best in the world, and he was willing to live
under it as it is, until the Arch Angel's last
trump shall sound. He argued against legis
lative amendments, and in favor ol amending
by a Convention giving as a strong case in
point, the manner in whi h the bill before (he
House had been argued. . The question, is the
proposed amendment right ? had not been ar
gued at all. The only questions thus far dis
cussed were, are the people in favor of the a
mendment ? and in what manner shall it be
done? Mr." S. was in favor of submitting the
question to ihe people, to say whether they de
sired any change in the Constitution, and if
they desire a change he wished il to be doue
by a Convention.
Mr. Person of Moore, made a motion to ad
journ. but withdrew it ; when
Mr. R. M. Saunders introduced a resolution
to terminate the debate on this question at 4
o clock to-morrow, only allowing 5 minutes to
any gentleman offering an amendment to ex
After three ineffectual motions to adjourn
and a motion to lay on the table, upon which
the ayes and noes were called, and after some
more dicusion, without the vote being taken.
The House atlengih adjourned.
oftbe Board of Superiitendantt ol Comrnon
Schools for Rowan and Edgecombe coonliea.
Authorizes the Literary Board to paj to'said
Superinteneants the interest due upon the dif
ferent instalments of the Literary Fund allotted
to said counties respectively from July 1841 to
October 1847, under ihe act distributing the
said fund among the; several counties of tho "
Suie, and which were not accepted by 'said -counties
until August 1845. Referred la tho
Committee on Education. 1,
On motion of Mr. Rayner, tbci House pro
ceeded to the unfinished business of yesterday)
viz : the bill to amend the Constitution of Xotth
Carolina , .ti;:-i
Mr. Winston took the, floor, Mr. Person hat
ing given way. He made ao argument in fa
vor of striking oot oftbe Constitution the free
bold qualification, opposed an unlimited Con
vention, and said he would go for the bill of the
gentleman from Hertford, (Mr. Rayner.) for U
restricted Convention, if it were so changed as
to call the Convention immediately, without
first submitting the question lo ihe people lo
say whether they desired the Convention or
not it being the province of the Legislature,
under the Constitution, lo call a Convention,
and not of ihe people. . Mr. W. said he would
support the original bill, and called upon j his:
friends to support it if defeated, he believed
some Democrats would rejoice over it, at it
would furnish capital for future use. If not
passed, this free suffrage question would drag
ihe basis question with it. An unlimited Con
veniion would not suit in a century these. Will
never consent to a change in the basis of repre
sentation. In answer to a question, Mr.'w.
said he was opposed to all amendments save
that ot giving free suffrage. - . j
Mr. Person, of Moore, argued at length ia
favor of the original bill, and in opposition both
to a limited and an unlimited Convention;
when he had concluded,
Mr. Cotton, of Chatham, addressed the
House in favor of free suffrage, and in favor of
the election of Judges by ihe people ; and con
cluded by saying that if he could not get the
amendments in any other way he would jtirnp
flat footed in an unlimited Convention. !
The further consideration of the question
was then postponed to 3J o'clock. P. M.
A mesage was received from the Senate
proposing that ihe two Houses adjourn sine die.,,
on the 13th day of January, and also informing
i the Hous. that that body had refused lo accept
I the resignation of John Ligon, of Wake, ks a
j Justice of the Peace'fbr said county. Tba
nrnnn. il i nn In wlisMirn w i lai.l nn I Th I !.!' '
I I '- --- - ' J - ' - U.
On motion of Mr. Fleming, the House took
thoughtful girl ! 1 must tell you one thing he saj(l with a sneer, and coldly rjowih, on that river carries guns and ammunition, and i ublishment of a new county out of portions of
.k. . f Li a I . . .1 .... I. .. n.ul ' . - . . .... - " . .! . "' '.1 J Cf I I 1 . 1 U"ll 11."-. 1 '
about Maria that made us have a good
bearty laqgb. The Monday morning af
ter she w;is married, ihe girl ctme to ask
Where thii tubs were, and don't you think
that childjhad actually forgotten to buy a
fob, clothes )ine, or pins, She said it never
popped intp her head. But, la 1 it wasn't
trange kop had never been used lo do
any.thinglof the kind."
"j believe, aunt, 1 have shown you all
now; Wjp will go if you please. 1 hope
You will not' let my brown dress or W i I
liam's brbwn hands lrighten you away
left the house. I he poor father s heart
was racked. ' I am" a beggar my daugh
ter is homeless I have no friend to offer
assistance in this hour of my severest tri
al." ' 1
. In ihe midst of these bitter reflections,
agafn his daughter entered, introducing a
gentleman of some 28 years of age a
stranger. "Am I in the presence of Mr.
G. ?" was his opening remark ; which be
ing affirmatively answered, he continued
by saying that he was a successful mer
chant of New York; had heard of the
- "- .it
misiortunes ol .Mr. la., and came on pur-
thepassengers and officers amuse themselves
in killing these lizards. I housands are annu
ally destroyed : but the dismal region extend
ing from the mouth for one hundred and fifty
miles, furnishes them retreats in which their
Surry and Wilkes. Referred.
Mr. Love a memorial from citizens of David
son, pruying to have a portion of said County
attached to Forsylhe. Laid on the table.
Mr. Webb a memorial from citizens of Ruth-
I young are reared. They are as abundant now erford, praying against'thc re esjablishment or
' as they were fifty years ago. lit Florida they the county of Polk. Referred,
'are nw extensively killed for their oil the j , Mr. Holland a petition from the citizens of
i tough skin on their belly is tanned and used as I Cleveland, praying for the passage of an act
! saddles. An inexhaustible supply is annually j giving the people of said County power to elect
The Raleigh Register says : We are com
pelled lo omit the Senate proceedings of yes
ter, 31st Dee.
The only items of special importance were
the introduction of a bill, by Mr. Gilmer, to as
certain the sense of the freemen of North Car
olina, as to the call of a Convention on the
Federal Basis ; and ihe adoption of Mi. Bow.
er's Resolution proposing to adjourn on the 13th
Messrs. Edwards and Shepard, in Commit
tee of the whole, debated the Slavery Resolu
tions. . House of Commons.
. Mr. Wilson, from ihe Joint Select Commit
tee to make arrangements for the inaugeration
ol the Governor, reported ihe arrangements for
the same, which report was agreed to, and a
message was 6ent to the Senate asking its con
currence. Petitions and Memorials.
allow me" to'; re tire early."
Oh nbHDut as I must take the stage rtrt trt nKu tu r k;e i;A:i;,s.
lor Maria's arlv in the morning, you must i fua. v.-
, I . " ... - , -- " v v.. ii Hid i, l,voou I u IIUO iv
relieve his- wants. Nor was he shocked
at the mention of the large amount: of
twenty thousand dollars, ile handed him
his check, which was duly honored he
father was once more a happy man his
daughter was not homeless he bad found
somr friend to pay, despite the sneer of his
hard hearted creditor. " But pray, sir,"
said he, agitated.. 4,to whom am I jindebt
ed for this munificent kindness, frorq an
entire stranger ?" "Perhaps you have for
gotten," was the reply, ' that om eigh
teen years since you aided a friendless
boyyol ten years of age, to carry his load
ed basket up a hill that you gave good
advicennd kindly words? 1 am that boy.
44 What fallows these Yankees are for
. Combining ejegance and usefulness," said
a Southern gentleman to himself, as he sat
on the piazza of the Hotel in the town of
-' ' Sir,' said he. addressing himself
to a venrale looking man near him,"
can you telme i w ho resides in that ele
gant cottnget where the grounds are laid
opt with I'such taste r
"Oh. thajjis Squire Bill Thorndike'sr
You must be a stranger in these parts, not
to know ihim." .1
i i . .-1 , -.
i ami srr; and since ne seems such a
prominent rrieuiber. f societyI should be
happy to know something 5f his history."
Excitement. The Baltimore correspondent
of the Washington Union says : I
"The excitement among the Protestant j
churches, with regard lo the attendance of se- j
veral ministers on concerts of Jenny Lind, con
tinues rather to increase than to abate. An
advertisement in the Sun early in the week in-
vited those who attended them to preach to j
their flocks from certain texts named in Luke ;
and Romans, to show what it is to be Conform j
ed to the tcorld, and what it is to deny ourself."
Airful Disaster. By a passenger on board
ihe ship Vandalia, we learn that the barque '
Emilv. from San Francisco lo Realejo and Pa
nama, was lost on the Pacific coast on the 20th he nam(,
. f-v I l..-V. nM.-.M ,
September last. Out of nearly 200 persons on
board only two weie saved ; one a passenger,
and the other one of the officers of tho vessel.
No names given.
IV. Orleans Picayune.
$fThe Liberia packet sailed from Haiti-
more on the 21ft inst.. for Liberia, wiib 4 lem-
a deuutv sheriff. &c. Referred.
Introduction of Bills.
Mr. Gordon a bill lo lay off and establish a
new County by the name of Blue Ridge, out of
portions of WTilkes and Surry. Passed 1st read,
ing, and was referred to the Committee on
Propositions and Grievances.
Mr. J. Hayes a bill lo incorporate the town
of Lenoir in CaldAvell county. Passed 1st
reading, and was referred to the Committee on
Mr. Caldwell of Rowan a bill concerning
the Salisbury Female Academy. Passed 1st
reading, and was referred to the Committee on
Mr. Sharp a bill to establish a new county
of . , out of portions ot Bun-
I followed your advice1 I have Iivjedhon- grant free negroes 12 from North Carolina.
combe and Yancy. Passed first reading.
Mr. Jones from the Committee on Proposi
lions and Grievances, reported the bill to lay
off and establish a new county by the name of
Williams, and recommended its rejections
Rejected ayes 19, noes 80.
The Speaker then announced thai the bour
had arrived for taking up the special order, it
Mr. Erwin presented a memorial from citi- i
zens of Buncombe county, praying lo have mo- j
ney refunded, which was lost by them in con- I
sequence of the action of the State in regard j
to the executive land claims. Referred lo the '
Committee on Propositions and Grievances.
Mr. Fonville, a memorial from citjzens of
Onslow, praying for the establishment of a
Bank at Jacksonville, in said county, with a
capital of 8300,000. Referred to the Com
mittee on Finance.
Mr. Martin, a memorial of Mary M. Fuller,
praying for damages in consequence of an in
jury received by her while travelling on the
Raleigh and Gaston Road. Referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.
B'dls and Resolutions.
Mr. Wilson introduced a resolution to send
a message lo the Senate proposing to go into
the election of Counsellors of State at 11 o'
clock on Monday next ; which was adopted.
Mr. Drake, a bill to amend the act passed at
the General Assembly of 1848-"9, entitled an
act to incorporate the Fayetteville and Western
Plank Road Company ; which passed its first
reading, and was referred olbe Committee on
Mr. Sierenfon, a bill regulating the emanci
pation 61 slaves by last will and testament.
Mr. A. II. Caldwell, a resolution on behalf
The House resumed (he consideration of the
bill to amend the Constitution.
Mr. Drake, of Randolph, addressed the
House in favor of a Convention. He was in
favor of a free suffrage, but he desired more
Mr. Webb, of Rutherford, wished to correct
the impression on the minds of some, that the
people of his county voted for Mr. Reid because
of his advocating fiee suffrage il was because
of a local question. He was in favor of sub.
mining it lo ihe people to say whether ihey de
sire a Convention ; and if they do, let il come.
The Speaker then stated that the question
was on the amendment offered by ihe gentle
man from Davidson, (Mr. Foster) to the amend
ment of the gentleman from Hartford, (Mr.
Mr. Person, of Moore, called for a division,
and moved that the question be taken first on
the striking out.
Mr. Foster wrthdrewhis amendment, slating '
that he would offer il again at some other stage
of the proceedings.
Mr. Hackney moved to amend the amend
ments by inserting a clause providing for tha
election of Judges.-Public Treasurer, Secreta
ry of State, Comptroller and Justices of ihe -"
Peace by the people.
Mr. Avery called for a division of the ques-i
tion; and the question being first taken on
striking out the House refused lo strike out by a
vote of nyes 54, noes CO.
Mr. Foster then offered bis amendment; and
the question was first taken on striking out, and
decided in the negative ayes 44, noes 70. j
The question then recurring on Mr. Ray.
ner's amendment, a division being called, the
motion was decided in ihe negative ayes 22,
noes 88. -
Mr. Fleming offered an amendment lo pro.
vide for taking the vote of the people on 'the
question whether they desire a convention or
not, which was rejected by a vote of ayes4S,
Mr. Steele offered an amendment giving the
election of Justices of ihe Peace to the People.
Rejected ayes 50, noe Gt.
Mr. Wiley proposed to amend by striking
out the original bill and inserting a bill to pro
vide for taking the vote of the people, lo ascer
tain whether they desired a covention on the
federal basis or not.
Pending the question on this amendment,
Mr. Barnes moved that ihe House adjourn ;
which was lost ayes 26. noes 84.
The question was taken on the motion lo
strike out, and decided in the negat ireayes
49, noes 05.
Mr. Fleming moved to amend by adding the
following : Be it further enacted, that in addi
tion to free suffrage, all men have a right lobe
equally represented, and to have their rote sr.
counted as well as given. Reject ed ayes 37-
Mr. Walton moved an amendment, provid
ing that ihe property qualification for members
of both branches of the Legislature be abol
ished. Pending the question on this amendment,
Mr. S. P. Hill moved an amendment, which
was rejected ayes 36, noes 51.
The question was then taken on the amend
ment of Mr. Walton, which was rejected
ayes 30, noes 74.
Mr. Leach, of Davidson, offered an amend
ment providing for the election of Judges of
the Supreme and Superior Courts, Secretary of
State, Treasurer and comptroller by thepeople ;
which was rejected ayes 30, noes 77.
! The question was then taken on the original
bill reported by ihe Committee, known as Iba
Free Suffrage Bill, and it passed its' second
reading by the following vote Ayes 89, Noes
When the result was announced by, ihe
Speaker, great applause was heard in various
parts of the House.
The House then adjourned about 8 o'clock-
SENATE Jan. 2nd.
Mr. Cameron from the committee on Cor
porations, lo whom the same had been referred,
reporled lo ihe Senate ike following bills : A
bill to incorporate the Taylorsville and Concord
l .11 . . . I .
Plank Koad company ; a ntu 10 incorporate mo
Roanoke and Tar River Plank Road company ;
a bill to incorporate the North Carolina mining