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RAIL ROAD MF.t tWtiH.
I We ronJenne our a cr.onnl uf the different Rail
H.iiJ MiCtinys now Liking place- throughout the
Sl it -. We sr.. truly tf! id to see the spirit mani-fcrt-"4,
sod trmt lli.it the Convention at Salis
bury vrt the l-tth will he folly attended, that the best
may be nirngfd for the full success of the
yrr-t I.isproieiticnt authorised by the . State, tvt
c-.v to hr uii-.ii Mtkfii by the people.)
fl AIL ROAD MEETING IN DAV IDSOM.
Lexington, May 17,1,819.
In pursuance of previous notice, u large nuiiiter
nf the ci.izens ot Davidson cvnnty met in the cnurt
hiniec.iin Tuta-lay, the 13th of May, ami appointed
1. Chaste 1.. Payne, Chairman and Charles
X...k Sectary. "
Trie n-e.tin? was addressed by P, K. Rounsa
v.l'e, q., who explained its purpose to be the ap
pointment PeWatta to the Central Railroad
frinvrfitiun. in Saiielary, the 14th of June next.
lie tirjred with force and zeal the importance of at-t-nding
said Convention, tnd en-opr-rating with the
friends of the eiteriirin from the several counties
n the mute, in cuiisullui', and divising ihe ways
a iul mean of securing its success.
The Soth section of the charter, requiring 3 )00,
C'OJ to b paid in tn secure the State's silliscripiion,
Myw a fur, liber land legal construction, could be
fuel with the name assurance of good bands and
n-rmitits deposited with the treajurer of 8-iid cor
poration, which 6ectire the several bank charters
ut the Stste. In cmiclusion heoflired the following
preamble and resolutions ; and warmly nrerd all
to m horn and prepare to meet in Salisbury, the
l-tth uf June, tu unite in carrying out this noble
entrrpri for themselves and their posterity.
Hfyrws, It is desired that the several t auntie"!
on the proposed mute of the Central Railroad should
ineet by their delegates in Salisbuty,on the lllh of
Jime, tu consult and devise ways and means hi se
cure the success nf this groat work. Therefore
I .Reunited, That wa will heartily co-operate
with all the friends ol the scheme oh llmtocaasion
i n diviaiiitr the ways and means to insure iissuccess.
Resphid, That we believe labor and provis
ions art! essential elements of success in works of
internariinprijveinents ; and with these as eur cap
ital, with union and effort, the Central Railroad
can.ought and must be built.
Delegatoa were appointed to the Salisbury Con
veniton, and then the meetingadjouriied.
Kallroid Meetlnir ar the Corners of
Randolph, Guilford and Davidson.
s: -. May 19th, 1849.
Nathan Hunt, Esq., of Guilford, was appointed
Chairman, and Charles Mock Secretary.
The objectof the meeting was briefly explained
by the Chairman, and the following resolutions
were offered by J. I'. II. Russ for the consideration
of the meeting :
RcsuU-d, That this meoting does heartily approve
the action of the last Legislature on the subject of
That the plans projected by said action are prac
- tlcab'e. , , .
That their completion (especially the Ccntrnl
Railroad,) will promote individual and State inter
ests to a degree unknown to o-irpast history.
That the patriotism, talent: and wealth of the
Stateiimuld be enlisted and brought to bear in the
completion of these important improvements.
' That should the present favorable crists be per
mitted bypass unimproved, the complaint hereafter,
that encouragement at home hai not been given to
Ulent d to tlx causes that tend to the develop
ment of individual and State wealth and power,
will be unfounded r and failure here will be the
fi tilt of all Who are able to appreciate the impor
tune of success. ' , '.''
Resolved, That we approve the Railroad Con
, vemion to be held in Salisbury on the 14th of June
li.'M, that the Chairman of this meeting appoint
thirty delegates to attend said Convention.
-Pertinent and patriotic eddressea were then
made to the. meeting by Messrs.- Caldwell, Rourr
saville, Leach, and Tuornaa, and the resolutions
were passed nem. con.
" Jolm W. Thomas, Enj', then presented the fol-lowtrff-propnoiticn,
ResoLed, That we whose -names are hereunto
annexed, do promise and agree to make or cause
ti.l made the several sections nf the great Central
Railroad, which are attached to 'our respective
twines ; provided, said road shaft be located in tho
iriniiy of Hunt's Btue, Guilford county, Fair
Grove, Daviduon, and through the town of taxing
Jpn. ProiuLJj'urth'r, that we be permitted to
draw two-thjnls of the value ofsrrid work from the
. Stute and certificates nf stock for one-third; the
value of said work lobe estimated by tlie Chief
linjineer of said Roud in proportiou to oilier parts
'of the Ro-id.
' And'the IV.ITnwingfenitemen, wbo are responsi-.
1.;e citizens fif tl counties represented in the meet
ing, eiuiO forward and pledged thoniselves as fol-
1( Jr. '
J. . Thomas' 1 mile ). P. Tuss
Charles Mork 1 Martin W. Leach
Silas Lambeth ' J
.Thouias Jones 1 '
John Cartr r
Isaac Carter : .
Enos Tonilinson '
Valer.fi ne Hoover
Dempay Brown- i'
Allen Tomlinson .
F. VT. Stimpton
I.. J. .'Thomas
,I)tM lftiri "
: Divid Mrffit
., Aiii Robhins
H. LaniNHh .
J rem'li l'itki t
'.-,.. !...-. . is
: Je Hatnf t $2.0P0 in cash. Thomas Rice will
tj)t."jH tiia same tern. the contract for building a
brill- ovcc JM'p river or Abbott's creek.
- Tins tHM ting also appointed Delegate to the
" Jl Meeting at hederkont, May is.
' i)n inotion.Mr. L. II. Kittle was appointed Chair-
m, wlw briefly staled trf oliject of the meeting..,
' A II. Harris was appointed Keemtary.
,, t Hiotimi A. R. BurweJl, A. II. Alley, George
J. ft eavis, Edwin O. Cheatham.artd the Secretary,
were appointed a committee to draft suitable Reso
lutions to be submitted to the meeting for adoption.
Tlsr Committee retired, and sfter a short absence,'
reported the fohewing, which were nnaniioously a-
'di'pted:. , . , ..; . : if- -
Reiuf&. That weliiL'hlvannrove of the action
i.f ihf late Lialature in the passago of the Rail
It...d Bill." - '. ' " !l '" 'I
Kesoicrff.Thatwespprociatetlie movements ai
rffirts making for the accomplishment of tliedesir-,
ed object ud do truet it may be successfully carried
K. vrcrf,'TTiat though we R;el defpet interest in'
thf Internal Improvenieut of onrown Stats, f we
i, r' ha ppy to see s ijfner.il iuturest ini Biiesled upon
t;ie subject of Rail Roads. '
RrnoUtd, That we fret ronfiilent, the successful
eoiupittion of the pending Rail Uru! project, will
1 greatlv enlunce the inten-stHof the citizen gener
- !iy, u(toiie fctte, and patliculurly of tlwt coutiuu
,, out with the line. , ... -- - . :
R'ztlcrd, That we dpeply deplore the present ill
d'tHhtiou of U:c P. .ilftiy'i ami Gafton Rail iload,and
tin imps it nmy be thoroughly repaired and placed In
BMcurpissed ruiifiini; or.i-.r, and feel eonfi.ient H
ill t'rf'O Piv as well aa auy Rail Road in North
l .irihna.or tlie South. ' -j .
fcsiiirj. 'l'h.,t the thorough repair, of the R-t-'
I- ih and fi.trton Rail Raid, and the completion o!
t-w'siHk t t rmd from Gold boro' to Charlotte,
mil rwderyu. h laciiitiestoSuutiierrj travellers,
will .tuan t!i i.iu a f.vir pro, ortin, if not grt..t-
er portion or the whole of the-travel to and frma the I
oiitii and West, as Well as put i.S in successful
competition for the great Southern and Wes'exu
mails and as such, the iine or liues will be ena
bled to pay a handsome dividend our citizens con
fidence become continued and gTeat general bene
Delegates were appointed to the Salisbury Con
vention ; after which the meeting adjourned.
MEETING IN OXFORD.
At a meeting of a portion of the citizens of Ox
brd, assembled t the court house on Saturday, the
86lh of May, for the purpose of considering the
propriety of sending Delegates to the Rail Road
Convention, to meet at Salisbury on the 14th of
June, Jas. C. Cooper, Esq. was called to the chair,
and Edward 11. Uicks, Esq. was appoiuted Secre
tary. On motion, it was
Resolved. That the Chair appoint a Committee
of seven persons, to report Resolutions to carry out
the object of the meeting.
The Chuir appointed Rhodes N. Herndon, Ed
ward H. Uicks, Daniel S. Osbern, Wesley VV.
Young, Dr. Jno. K. Uerodoji, D. A. Paschall.and
R. H. Kingsbury, to compose the committee ; who
reported the following Resolutions, which were u
Resulted, That we highly approve of the action
of the last Legislature in passing the Act to incor
porate the North Carolina Rail Koad Company.
Resolced, That in the judgment of this meeting,
the best interests of the Slate will be presented by
effecting a Rail Road communication between the
Wilmington and Raleigh Rail Road and the town
of Charlotte, and also by the improvement and per
manent establishment of the Raleigh and Gaston
Rail Road, as provided for in the said Act,
Resolved, That for the purpose of co-operating
With our fellow citizens, in divising means to ac
complish the said works, the Chairman appoint
21 Delegates to represent this meeting in the Sal
isbury Rail Road Convention..
Dr. Jno. R. Herndon introduced the following
Resolution, which was adopted unanimously:
Resolved, That this meeting fully approve the
course of the Representatives of the County of
Granville in the last Legislature on the subject of
The following persons were appointed Delegates
to ihe Salisbury Convention, viz; Hon. Robt. B.
Gilliam, Thos. Miller, Col. Richard 0. Britlon.Col.
Wesley W. Young,Gen'l 'f hoe W . Norman, James
Cooper, Russell Kingsbuty, John C. Taylor, Col.
Richard P. Taylor, Lun'sford A. Paschall, Dr.
Willis Lewis, Jas. T. Littlejohn, Nafh'l Canady,
Peterson Thorpe, John Hargrove, Geo. W Green,
Jas. J. Thomas, Benj C. Cooke, Chas. E. Russ, Jo
seph H. Gooch, ami John Johnson. ,
On 'motion, it was
Resolved, That the Chairman and Secretary be
adiied to the list of delegates.
LATE FROM ENGLAND.
We learn by the Cal edonia, that the bill for the
modification of the Navigation laws has been car
ried in tlie House of Lords by a majority of ten
votes a result that will give new strength to the
Whig Ministry. In the House of Commons the
bill for the removal of Jewish disabilities has been
read a second time by a largtr ni jriiy than before.
In the matter of the writs of error, brought by
Smith O'Brien and McManus before the House
of Lords, it has bean decided that they cannot
maintained, Therefore tlie judgment ot the Queen's
Court in Ireland stands affirmed, and the prisoners
are to be transported on the M of June. Mr. Duf
fis's prosecution is abandoned.
From Paris tlie report is still repeated that the
rupture betwen the President of France and bis
cousin is complete ; a fierce quarrel is going ou
between them., These quarrels increase the dan
gers to the public peace.
The advance of the French eipedition towards
Rome has been checked by the resistance of the
Roman Republicans.. This moved all France to
the centre, and tonched the people upon a tender
point glory for France in Italy.
The French General was marching on tlie 27lh
ultimo from Vecchia.
On the 27th, the Assembly resolved" to adhere to
their resolution opposing the entranccof the French.
Cannon were placed in the roac and gates and
streets leading to Civita Vecchia; the long corner
ed galleries created by Pope Borgia between the
castle St. Angelo and the Vatican were blown up
with powder, and the materials nscd to block up
the avenues to the city. A deputation of the cen
tral committee protected against the invasion, and
informed General Oudinot that Rome would resist
his entrance 6y force and blow up the Quirinal,
Vatican, and St, Peter's, which were already un
dermined. The General replied that' his instruc
tions were imperative, and that he would enter
Rome by force if not quickly recei ved. The attempt
was made and the French were repulsed.
In two encounters, they were driven back with
great loss. Capt. Oudinot, a relation of the Gen
eral, was taken prisoner. Gen. Oudinot, being un
prepared for such a reception, had withdrawn his
troops four leagues from the city, and there awai
ted reinforcements and further instructions from
his Government. The French had 180 killed and
400 wounded. ' -
The nnarrei between the German Princei and
.People has readied the highest pitch, in Saxony
a conflict has already taken place, which was de
cided in favor of ihe iieople, who foozht with the
troops for seven hut:4. There 'was great loss of
I i!e. ' The railways were aisplaced to prevent from
Berlin ar.iving; hut a sufficient Prussian aid force
came opportunely, which produced momentary
tranquility. Next day, however, the tight was rs
newed, and a deadly warfare was1 going on in the
streets at the last advices. ' 1 ' ''
Intelligence from Dresden p to the- 8th- says
that hostilities were raging between the Royalists
and People, without any prospect of being termi
nated. The Provisional Government overthrown.
- At Leipsic a disturbance: had broken out between
tlie military and people, -bat, a lie a Short straggle,
Uie people were suddued. Several killed.
J lie accounts Irom Berlin tn the am state tnat an
insurrection broke out at Breslau on the 6th. Tlie
troope arid people were fighting in the streets.
There was also a minor of au insurrection at Cob-
lent!-"- .; , ...,iIJ ,.; ,.;,.,, ,. '
. While these convulsion are occuriag Ihe Aus
trian Government is in danger of dissolution by the
continued success of the Hungarians. Rossis, in
the mean time, is advancing forge bodiee against
the victorious Hungarians. The account repre
sent the Hungarian excitement to be srr great that
it will takoraorc than Runsia and Austria corr.bin-,
ed to quell them. ' Endeavors a re making to Create
a revolution in Gallicki In fact, from Posen to
Pesth tlie whole conntry is either involved in or on
the brink of hostilities, ' .
Iindon p-perj of the t hh FtafV llial a joint note
ofthn Courts of Great Britian and France has been
addroased to the Cabinet of St. Petersburg, inti
mating their disapproval of the intervention of
Rnsi,! in tho Austrian and Hungarian dtsp8te,and
insisting that such interference b Withdrawn
The Danish war cmitinox-d, but Was conducted
on bulb miles in a '-"eble and languishing manner.
On the 27th-ii!tant an eatfagement. took place, in
whicli the Dane were j. fe ated Hhajoaa cither
.!' unknown. '
From the Highland Messenger. ,
SONS OF TEMPERANCE.
"The Asheville Division, No. 15, of the Son, of
Temperance, assembled at tlie Division room, on
Saturday last, at 10, A. M. There were forty4wo
members present. A procession was then formed,
which marched up Main street a far as James
M. Smith' Hotel, and across to tlie Methodist
Church. After being seated, tb exercises com
menced by an address to the Throne of Grace by
their Chaplain, Rev. John Reynold. The open
ing ode was then sung by the Division; after
which,- Wm. Williams, Esq., R. S., delivered a
most ex cellent and appropriate Address, embra-i
cing a historical sketch of the rise and progress of
the various Orders of Temperance Societies, the
momen'ous evils of intemperance, answering the
objection urged against the Sons of Temperance,
and showing the inestimable blessings resulting
from a life of temperance and sobriety, and the
wonderful results of a few years operation of the
" Sons ;" who commenced their labor of love in
1843, now nnmbering 500,800 members! The
closing ode was then sung, the benediction pro
nounced, and the Division marched back to their
room. The day was altogether lovely, calm, se
rene, clear and beautiful, the audience respectable
as to numbers, intelligent, attentive, and the great
er portion was of the "gentle sex," whose pres
ence ever gives interest, grace, cheerfulness and
success to all enterprises of great moment or in
terest in our country. Some of the young Sons
must have luen pierced by cupid's arrows on that
day, when beholding the interest that glowed upon
the cheeks, sparkled in the eyes and played upon
the (manifestly) interested countenances of the
fairy sylphs, (that beautifully harmonized with the
rores of the garden, the lillies of the field and the
flowers of the greenwood, in this merry month of
May,) that they there beheld on that day. If they
were not, we pity them tee do. The " Sons"
are doing great good throughout the whole land,
and we trust much in Asheville. The A'hevilli
Division now numbers over sixty. In tho 'State
there are forty-three Divisions and a thousand
members, and still they come! May they never
grow less, but miUtiply as the sands Upon the sea
The " Sons" may truly sing :
"We have flung by the goblet, we've broken the
We touch not, we taste not, the blood of the vine ;
While our senses are kept under reasoa's control,
We cannot be" tempted to Hit- the red wine.
From Natures great tountaiu then quench we our
Her diamond wave yields us the healthiest draught,
Pure thoughts by its generous nectar are nursed,
WhUe we touch not, we taste nut the wiue when 'lis
quaffed." ; ;
BURNING OUT THE CHOLERA.
The citizens in some parts of St. Louis, uiiiU
the Cholera there wa at its worst, kept tar bar
rels burning day and night, at the corner uf almost
every ether block, with the design of purifying tho
ntmosphera. The best effect it i believed, fol
lowed this cheap and simple method of treating
the scourgo, for it wa remarked that in tlue dis
tricts where ni such experiment , was tried the
di-aths were most numerous. During tlie proya
lence of Cholera in and about Pittsburgh, in 1832,
it will be remembered (hat large coal fires were
kept burning in the streets, which were so purify
ing in their influence on the air, that but a very
limited number of cases of the disease occurred in
the city. Another remarkable fact in this con
nexion is worth mentioningwhen the cholera dis
appeared from the city of New York in 1832-33, it
was ascertained that there had not been a single
case in the immediate vicinity of the Gas Works,
where largo quantities of con I are kept constantly
burning. As the experiment can be made with
but a trifling expense, it would be weH to test' tlie
sanative eff cts of the tar, should tlie disease visit
ns in good earnest any lint: the present summer.
The prac!i;e, if a new one here-, is an old one in
some of lh cities of Europe.
A correspondent of the Journal of Commerce says
that a town in Tennessee has entirely escaped the
scourge of the cholera the past winter, notwitlw
standing every other low in the vicinity suffered
from it severely. This ha been attributed to the
free and universal use of quick-lime fresh from the
kiln which wa scattered through the gutUsrs.cel
lats, privier and yard. Its disinfecting properties
sizing with avidity on all impure and deleterious
gasse are well known, and where plentifully used
will no doubt, nnder ordinary cirearhstaiee of
prudence and cleanliness, preserve the health of
any eitieeand village in the United-States. -
v CHOLERA PREVENTIVE. :;
The following communication, foond in the New
Orleans Commercial Time, is we believe strictly
true. And ii tho same particular attention is given ;
to liming our slrests, gutters, and prt".Aics gener
ally, which there wa in 1833, we thiok there is
sound philosophy in tho belief that we way again
escape tb ravages of the cholera : , j
' kIn thesnmmer of I833,wheu the cholera spread J
all over Middle Tennessee, it course from Nash
ville, (where it made its appearance) was South.
The authorities of Columbia, town forty-two mile
south of Nashville, and containing about 3000 in
habitants, caused fresh lime to ba placed at the
door of every house, and the citizens were request
ed spread it freely en their premises, in the gutters,
and in all the epen lots where there was any stag
nant water. It oon reached Franklin, nineteen
miles south of Nashville, then Pulaski, tiiirty mile
south of Columbia, where it wa terrific ; thence
to Shelbyvil!, east of Columbia, forty-five mile
where it wa wtrse than at any other place in Ten
nessee ;' two mile north of Columbia, in the coun
try, it wa very bad nearly half the negroea and
white died on om plantation. It fact, it wa
all over the surrounding country. Not (ease orig
inated in town. , . . 1
The system of liming continued throughout the
summer snd fall, and it was found that the nsual
fall lovers were very light, so much so that the cus
tom of liming has beeu strictly adhered to, annu
allyver since,' and from a sickly town it is no w
one of the healiliicat ia tli State." ,
' ' THE BANK OF FAYETTEVILLE..
This Institution has been organized by the )et
tioo of John D. Starr, Esq ., President, (with sal
ary of 500,) Wm. G. firoau'ioot, Esq, Cathier,
(salary $1000,) and Mera. John D. Starr, Hen
ry L. Mvrover, Jas. Kvle, SJrannd J. Lilly, Thos.
S. Luiterloh, John W. Peatce, A, A. McKVtrmn,
and John WaoMil'f, Jr., ef this place, and J. E
Uojrt, of Waahirigioa, Director. . -'i'lre
OJkeraare BTerurjnj, we k-afn, tr t the
Bank in operation. The amount of capital oob-
scnlxd is 3 1 iC.OOO. t Vrt. Vbs.
Ualetgrj, N. .
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1849.
INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT MEETING AT
Richard Smith, Richard Hines, Geo. W. Mor
decai and Alfred Joues have been appointed, by
the Chaimtin of the Wake County Meeting, Del
egate to attend the Internal Improvement Meet
ing to be held at Salisbury on the 14th instant, in
the place of gentlemen who have not found it con
venient to attend. '
WHIG MEETING IN HYDE.
We fully inter.dcd to publish the proceeding of
this meeting but, during our absence last week,
the paper containing them was mislaid, and the
other papers from that District have not reached
us in time for thi week' Times. We trust our
friends in Hyde will excuse the omission,and here
after forward us their proceeding at once, so that
there may be no delay. Ordinarily, we can pub
lish them as soon as the Washington or Newbern
papers, and it will give us pleasure to do so.
TOWN OF FRANKLINTON.
Our readers are referred to the advertisement of
Col. Fowlkfs, of the Rail Road Hotel at Frank
linton, His arrangements are of the best order,
and we leel confident families from below Cannot
find a more pins rpnt and delightful retreat for
summer, nor a more gentlemanly and obliging
landlord. We take pleasure in recommending hi
house to public patronage; ;
The advertisement of Miss Furman's School is
also deserving of attention. She is a superior
Teacher, and the neighborhood i vry fortunate
in having the benefit Of her valuable services.
NEW MINERAL SPRING.
We received information, a abort time ago of
the discovery of a Mineial Spring, in the immedi
ate neighborhood of Losisbnrg; and being in
Franklin last week, paid a visit to it. The spring
is a very fine one, .and situated in a location which
might be made very pleasant, if properly improved.
The supply of water seems to be abundant, and,
as we are informed, is highly charged with Red
Sulpher, Magnesia and Iron. Indeed, the taste is
very pungent while the water is remarkably clear
and light, holding the particles of the mineral in
solution, while running, but if kept standing in a
vessel, the Red Sulpher settles at tlie botlom,stain
ing glass highly.
It is the impression of all who have seen the
spring, that the water is valuably Medicinal, and
steps arc taking to have a proper and scientific
analysis of it, th..t its virtue may become known,
.M applicable to the vanons diseases h may Bene
fit! It resembles the Shocco water but very little,
being1 much more strong, and sharper to the taste,
while the former makes none of that red deposit
which is found in the latter.
Louisburg, near which this Spring is found, is
one of the most pleasant and healthy villages in
the State, and an admirable resort for onr down
country friends during the Summer months. The
society is of the first order for refinement, intelli
gence and morality, and there are excellent Acad
emies and Schools, the reputation of which is well
known, and highly appreciated, by the number of
Scholars who attend there from a distance. It
would have advantages, therefore, as a watering
place, superior to the location of any in North
Carolina with which we tre acquainted. When
Ihe valuable qualities of this Spring shall have
been ascertained, and duly made known, we anti
cipate that Louisburg will become a place of fash
ionable resort, for the seekers of health and pleas
ure, as well as one of the most improving and
flourishing Villages of which North CafoKiia can
FOURTH OF JULY.
Saturday (to-morrow, is the day appointed for
a meeting of our Citizens to make arrangements
for the celebra tion of the approaching Anniversa
ry of our Independence. There is nothing to hin
der us from having a splendid celebration, a we
have a beautiful Volunteer Company now form
ing, and whose first parade, on Saturday last, was
imposing and highly creditable to both officer and
1 men. ':.'.'''-': " ' .'.-
XT HoldenV Dollar Magazine, for May, has
appeared, and will be read with additional interest.
WHIG NOMINATIONS IN LOUISIANA.
The Whig Slate Convention of Louisiana ha
nominated Alexander Declouet as their candidate
for Governor, and Duncan F. Rentier for Lu Gov
ernorboth of them able men and good Whig.
For Congress, the Hon. Charle M. Conrad ha
been nominated in the 2d distric- and Rev. Rich
ard Stewart in the 3rd district, I the remaining
two districts no nominations had been made at our
latest date. , , .,
The whig of the Memphis district, in Tennes
see, have nominated John VV. Has is a their
candidate for Congress. ; Thi district iijiow re
presented bv Mr. Stajitok, fPem.) It gave two
year ago fifty majority for -the Whig candidate
for Governor. There i a chance, therefor, that
the Whig may carry it in August Mr. Gshtit
will undoubtedly be the candidate again in the 1th
district. Ha wishes to decline, but'the people will
not lot hinu : . ! .
RALEIGH AND GASTON, RAILROAD.
We learn that Thomas Millie, Esq, ha ent
In to tlis Commissioners his resignation of the Pre
sidency of tins Road, to take effect from (lis first
of July next, h is likely there will be several
applicants for the appointment.
gome miserable chas object e the auM dollars,
ihat oft account of their small ize,;tl7 may
,fmi.- J !rt-le. 'nto the contribution box !
We loam that Henrt V. Miller, Esq., has
been appointed D. S. District Attorney for North
Carolina, in place of Duncau K. MacRae, nmo
veJ The rcmosoi here is a most righteous act, and
no man more richly deserved It, laving and except
ing tli Postmaster at Raleigh. But the appoint
ment falls far short of the distinguished abilities
and deserving merits of Henry W. Mule. The
President ha no office in hi gift that our towns
man is not well qualified to fill, no station of
honor or trust which he would not worthily adorn :
and if he deserved any office at all, he deserved
something more than the appointment of District
Attorney for North Carolina. The Administration
of the General Governmentlways unjust to North
Carolina, is especially so in this instance. But
we fear its best friends are to be the most neglect
ed. North Carolinians, whose votes are of the ut
most importance in tlie ay of peril, are doomed to
be forgotten and slighted in the day of triumph.
The voice of complaint, may b unheard, or disre
garded now, by these in authority but there are
thousands in the State- who will remember, for
years to come, that they have had too much cause
to raise it.
While North Carolina the doomed State is
to receive nothing in the way of honorable appoint
ments to office elsewhere, it would seem that
Wliigs are not even to have the office located in
the State. It is now reported that William IVAife,
the Lecofoco Postmaster of this City, has received
some sort of information from Washington, that
he will be continued in the Post Office here.
While we know that a number of Whigs of this
City, in a truly charitable and accommodating
spirit, signed a paper recommending him for re
appointment, we also kiiow that many others, as
good Whigs as they, and equally respectable, re
gard him as a man, of all others, most deserving
of remori as holding one of the most important
offices in the State ; and as having been, at the
same time, one of the most unscrupulous advo
cates of Cass, and one of the most bitter opponents
of Taylor of which tlie scene at Franklinton was
but a small particle a mere blush of evidence-
even were be competent and deserving in other
We regard this as a great triumph of the Dem
ocrats over the Whigs in this City such a one
as they never could have achieved of themselves
such a one as (hey never would permit tlie Whigs
to have over them. You would catch no Demo
crat recommending a Whig to office, even were he
a faultless as a partizan as the Raleigh Postmas
ter is objectionable. : It is only Whigs who can
be so yielding and soft-hearted, but they have
stricken a heavy blow against their future unity
and chance for success in Raleigh, such an never
could come from Locofoco hands.
We do not hold the Administration- to the res
ponsibility of this appointment we have been
mortified at the apparent studied, neglect which
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wan: uuu jjcujijv nave receiveu, uui snu iru
ted there were better hope ah;i-d. Tf the Post
Office at Raleigh ha gone to the Locofoco, we
would'nt give a fig for all that remains. The Ad
ministration must make the appointment it is true
-they may probably think they carry out the pub:
he wish the expressed wish of the Whigs
Raleigh. We know that is not so we know the
Whigs of Raleigh will not be satisfied. .
Thi expression of our feelings, we trust, can
be permitted, while disclaiming the wish tn give
offence, if not, still may the Whig party triumph
and flourish, and on us fall the misfortune and
punishment but the next gift the Whigs of Ra
leigh have to bestow, for the Lord's sake, let them
try to find some one of their own friends worthy
of it, and give to him their interest and support.
.Major W.liiam J. Clark is announced as a
Candidate for Congress in this District, against
the Hon. John Reeves Jone Daniel, the late in
cumbent. Had we our wish, w should like to
see a fair field between the two. The course of
tlie Hon. John Reeves Jones wo have never ap
provedhe i a corrupt politician, and faithless to
North Carolina and bowed down and worship
ped Mr, Polk, and cemured General Tylor, in
the hope of receiving an office; and, we suppose,
only disappointed in obtaining the reward cf his
subserviency because tlie office gave out. before
the crowd of hungry and greedy expectants could
all be satisfied. The claims of the Hon. John
were postponed, until, at the heel of the last Ad
ministration, he became a follower of Calhoun and
Nullification, and, in company with ft solitary
compeer from thi State, (Abraham, th sileidj a
signer of the Southern Address. Whether h
goea with his "dumh" brother for conIsccie, nun-
intercourse, disunion, and the rest, we are yet to
learn. He is a "talking man," however, (which
Wm. K. Lane it not,) and the publio will soon
know. lie may nut say as much a Abraham
m man can say more yet the record will hold
him up a misrepresenting North Carolina, espe
cially in that Southern movement, and a justly
obnoxious even to the Democrats of this District,
who are neither Nullificrs nor Disunionists. But
if the wits of the faithful should be puzzled about
a choice between the two Jet them reflect that
Daniel has had the office some six or eight years,
tnd let them inquire what has he ever dLoe either
to repay the confidence reposed a him. to elevate
their character, or to advance their interests?
Nothing--absolutely nothing; he ba reflected no
honor upon the District, while he has shown a ra
pacious nes in draining the public purse, even for
services not rendered a rapsciousnes which, in
Ihe last canvas he wa eompelkd to plead guilty
to, aad premise never to exhibit again. Wbet'icr
he kept that promise or not, w have no mean of
knowing. " . '' -1-' -'.
- Major Clark lea gentleman of Sue talent, and
high character, joined to just claim apoe hi fel-
lowcltizen lor hi meritorious service in Moxi
t. A w give ep the District to a Democrat,
without any party struggle, w sre free to say that
we know of no one who could Ss started froei that
party to free front objection. We presume Ihe
be! Campaign wa opened, in Johnston ihe present
The Democratic meeting in this place, on Tnes.
day week, we learn from, the published account of
their proceeding?, refused to accept resolutions "
recommending a District Convention, a difference
of opinion prevailing whether any was neces
sary. They deny the power t f Congress to enact
the Wilmot Proviso and yet, we suppose all vo
ted for Mr. Polk, snd approved his course nay,
perhaps, defended him when assailed forspproving
thi very Wilmot proviso, by which he invited "in
sult and aggression on the part of the Abolitionist
and Free Boilers :" beside voting for Csss who
run at the North as a better Free Soil man than
Martin Van Buren! Verily, Democracy ts ac
commodating, to say the least. ,"--..'-.
We are also told, the meeting was addressed by
Col. Pope and others. We are lorry we did not
hear these speeches, especially Col. Pope's. We
imagine that was decidedly rich !
EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
The last Goldsboro' Patriot runs op at the edi
torial head the name of " Wm. K. Lane, Esq. of
Wayne," a the Democratic Candidate for Cbn-
gres in the Eighth District j and thereupon pro
ceed to inflict upon the readers of said paper a-
bout a column of matter upon tlie subjbct.exclusive
of some fourth of a column of "stable talk" fur- .
ther on, which, of course, we do not pretend to un
The first thing we learn from this long article is.
that the nominating Convention lost no great time
n speech-making ; yet from the proceedings, a
published in the same paper, we find they had no
less than four speeches, " in a happy and enter
Tlie uext thing we notice is a sort of spology
for putting up a man who is no speech-maker, aad
a homily upon sueech-makincr. cenerallv Mr.
Lane not being, we suppose, a " talking man."
We'have no fault to find with him on that account
though it it something new to select a candidate
forX-'ongress tecouse he is " no talker" yet the
editor qualifies it a little afterwards, and pledget
Mr. Lane not to lose tune In " words." It it
quite likely he will never lose any time in Congress,
either in wotds or acts but let Uiat go. The ex
treme of the u hutnbug" ia to come ; and here it is :
" It is hardly hecessary to say any tiling of Mr.
Lane's politic. He has always been.andis.found
on the side of the Constitution and for hi country,
and the equal rights of his fellow-citizens against
all encroachments, foreign or domestic. An ex
tensive Farmer, and large Slaveholder, It is im
possible for him to twist or prevaricate about South
ern Rights. Mr. Lane too, was among the first
in our State to support and defend tlie right of E
QUAL SUFFRAGE. The injustice of the dis
franchisement of a large number of our citizens
ha been with him a theme for discussion for years;
and to remove that blot from the Constitution will
ever be his anxious wish till that hs ppy revolution
This is the cream of the whole: Thi caps the
climax. Mr. Lane is on the side of " the Consti
tution' and for hi country" he' not going " to
twist or prevaricate about Southern rights" but
will " defend the right of EQUAL SUFFRAGE,'
and remove that blot from the Constitution" by
going to Congress, if life people will let him. That'a
his "anxious wish," we are told and, to our
mind, that's the strongest argument for hie staying
at home Congress having nothing to do with tho
This, however, is but an incipient step in tlie at
tempt to make party capital again out of that thing
called "eoval suffrage." It is to enter, it seems,
into the Congressional election, as a test of fitness,
and a recommendation of the Democratic candid
ate. Afraid to trust their precious no talker,"
Mr. Lane, upon his own merit, either as a man,
or as a Democrat, he must have a lrnoby whereon
to ride a thihboUth with which to gull and de
ceive the multitude a ms ntle of subserviency to
the will of the people must be wove for him, under
which may be concealed his want of qualifications,
and the hideous deformity of his Locofoco tejiots
and equal suffrage" is the cry, a if the Congress,
of the United State had any thing to da with the
provisions of our State Constitution, in regard to
the qualifications of voter for the Senate!
' We are of the impression that the people of the
Eighth Congressional District can be gi'led by no
such Tomfoolery. Deceit and inconsistency mark
the resolution of the Convention by which Mr.
Line was nominated ; but thi is o common at
these meetings, as to excite little surprise. For
instance : The members profess to be Democrat,
and doubtless voted for Mr. Polk, and supported
his administration. ' Accordingly, they pas a res
olution complimenting him, a " not only the wise
and patriotic statesman, but tlie faithful publio
tervaut." Another resolution declare that they
will support no man whe does not believe the Wil
mot proviso " not only unwise and inexpedient,
bnt directly at variance with the spirit and inten
tion of the Constitution.'1 Ani yet thi " wise and
patriotic statesman" and "faithful public servant,"
approved tin very Wilmot Proviso, so bitterly de
nounced by this Convention i Consistent patriots
Worthy Democrats ! who choke at a gnatwbtt
they swallow a tamel !
FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
The Whig Convention to nominate a candidate,
for Congres in opposition to the Hon. Abraham
Venable, no doubt assembled in Uillsboro' yester
day, being the time heretofore fixed- We hop
and trust Governor Ciaiiam may be the nwsiue
he esn flax out Abraham among thatpeople villa
all case and hie election will be a great credit to
the District. Governor Gsaham- is one of ear first
(tateeavar-whose service the people of the Slate;
do not like t keei and the exchange of Abraham
for him, in Congre, will be very gratifying teall
who love the dignity and honor pf Nor Carolina,
and would like to tee her noble and patriotic char
acter oW represented by one who will not ape
cither Vinrinia er South Carolina ab!rctin,nor
run ftazy on any aabject but will nphold tbe just
fight and high interests ol the Seulb; while he
maintains, with unwavering triune, we union oi
the Rate. ''
tr'Cspt. A. P. Wbodall was elected Crier to!
the Courts, by the Magistrates, at ! Tons ofj
Wakt County Court last week. Tb vote wa s,
follows: Woodull 46, Wesley C. Smith 15, an,'
Wm. II. Putney 1. The lapiain ni a go
strong veice, and no doHbt can cry witlvconsidera