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Prom !le ('hirlmte Journal.
f.FitS'. ft.!!vi:t.!. ami KAnitrxr.n
hi i:. Hiii. t'iis.Wil! yiiti tin mo a I'lVor to give
lliiac(iininiiiiif;iliiin') pl.ii'i'.inyt'Ur p:iprrihh w.i II,
In order that il may appear In company with cor-
tespondenceyon afMinn publishing between- Mr:
Barringer and mysolf, I should nut have said one
word in rol.ition lo this mailer, but for the conduct
of Mr. Barriitgcr in connection with ils publica
tion. Now, I wish it lobe distinctly understood, that I
tin not complain of the publication of the correspon
dence, for that, in itself, was right, and ho was so
advised by iny frio'nd us. well us by myself. Of
what I rUnplain, is this :.' In (lie publication of the'
correspondence, hp (Nr. Barringer) inserted a let
ter from bis friend Dr. Henderson, and also appen
dJ to the article signed "a Voter," a reference to
my vote, as proof that the charge.of briUei which
lie had preferred against nte. in that , very article
- Was truei altliouirh he had made over his own sig-
ti lt itre In bis lettor of apt
, a clear and unquali-
)wii uilhJi-a:fid .every word of it. It is true, that
l:i his publishing Dr. Henderson's tetter and state
; incut, he refrains from making any 'comment, but
it is equally true, that by the publication heetidors
: ed it and made it his own. Why its publication ?
.:' Did he not know that it was improper to publish
'anything outside of the correspondence unless by
. agreement ! . ' Poet lie think that the opinions of
his friend Dr. Henderson and Ins other three
friends, can qualify or -alter in the slightest degree.
the settlement between him and myseli ? .Where
Was ilia use then of the publication of Dr. Ilondei
eon's statement 1 for on the very week before the
publication of the correspondence, there- appeared
in the "Hornets Nest," the friend of Mr. Barringer,
: and certainly not without his .approbation, a notice
that the difficulty between Mr. Barringer and my
self had been honorably and amicably adjusted. ;
To say tliat il was published ..to correct reports
. . prejudicial to him will not. do, because; the simple
. publication of the correspondence would correct all
: misrepresentations as to the terms of the. adjust
ment. . The settlement stands upon its own basis,
nnd it is too late now to attempt to vary it by any-
. thing that was said before or aftr-r.
What then was its phjeet) ' ; The letter andstate-
.... ment shows it. The First, that he went to the Ca-
... tawba Springs (not to the field) prepared to fight;
. nnd secondly, which Was its main object, to explain
why it was he did nut accept a direct, invitation to
..- the field, as it was construed by him to be, instead
of having Dr. Henderson address me a note which
opened the door for a reconcilialion.
. Here then is the . true reason for the publication
of Dr. Henderson's statement, and unfortunately in
; doing so contradicts his letter to me and the whole
correspondence. Look at it. Dr. Henderson says
in his statement that when cal!ed upon to act as
Air. Ban-inker's friend, ho at once pronounced my
letter a direct invititiou to the field, and such also
was the opinion of Mr. Barringer, Let ns see then
how this statement agrees with the correspondence.
Tile first letter I received when wo met at the
Catawba Springs on the 27lh ult. was from Dr.H.
Mr. B's. friend, as follows : Your note of the l7lh
inst. was handed to me at Mnrgnntoii on Tuesday
eve'ting of the 21st. Its contents are now under
consideration but atlhestiggesiion of my frier.dDr.
IL, final action thereon is postponed for reasons
which he will give." Now mark Mr. U's reasons.
'Your communication dated August I7th, direc
ted to my friend Mr. It. Barringer by the hand of
E. C. Davidson, is now before me. I confess it
places me as the friend of Mr. Barringer in an awk
ward position, for it may be understood as either a
peremptory invitation to the field, or a demand for
The above letter of Dr. II. contains the reasons
assigned by Mr. Barringer for a postponement of
' final action on my letter. Now I defy the most
perfect critic to show, if he can, one word in the
whole correspondence, that will sustain him in the
statement that in onnscquence of what was learned
nt the Springs, Mr. Barringcr's acceptance was de
clined being delivered.
Does Dr. II. say in the same letter, that his pe
tition had been changed in consequence of any
thing he had heard? on the contrary does he not
s-iy that his position was awkward on account of
not knowing whether it was a peremptory invita
tion to the field, or a demand for explanation. Can
language be more explicit 7 If Mr. Barringer or
: his friend Dr.Henderaon, believed my letter to be a
challenge, why was it not boldly avowed in the cor
respondence ? for certainly no source, however re
liable, should have influenced them to avow a dif
ferent opinion, when my letter was before them and
unquestionably the highest authority. Again, my
note was delivered to Mr. Barringer at Morganton
on the Mat inst. and we did not meet at the Cataw
ba Springs-till tlieSTih, aWiougl he had six days
to consider my kHter.duririg whick time, according
to his own statement, he had consulted several gen
tlemen yet he arrived at the Springs still in doubt.
'whether my note was a challenge or not, and "post
pone8 liual action thereon" until! would tell him
what it nrant. Hid frankly disclose -its import.
. which was received by him, under which the settle
ment was made. To make, then, a statement 13
days after, tlie tendency of which is to change the
- complexion of the compromise, for -the benefit of
one of the parties, without the eonsent or know'
Jedge of the other, is most extraordinary, and with
out exouso or palliation.
But -suppose ny first w?.c was a umflcnge jrrj
Wkstwthe vimil Wae'l asked to withdraw
!? "o. Did 1 withdraw it 7 No. Vhat then
'did I do ?, I said it was not intended as an in vita
- tion to the field, bat a demand for satisfaction", re
iterating the very words of the' first, which he slid
' consttatod a challenge. .......
Wlisrt then did 1 area by a demand for satisfac
tion ? Why, simply, that Mr. Barringer had to
withdraw (not to explain.'henre I did not use that
. term) the charge of corruption which he had made
; against ine.or fight, lie withdrew the charge ad
there the matter ended.
'. ' The next ground of complaint i; that Mr. liar-
tingPT in f ublisWng the correspondence, added to
the artii-lo signed"! Voter, which was not attach
d to the original, a reference to my vate in Con-
gis,illiereby in substance reiterating the charge
wtuca. i tlio foundation of tlie dilEcalty ; I he
- t4e ot which he had withdrawn as hie ewn let-
Thi.-i in rnrnrclinn with an extract from his let
i ter'K .i r. I loltoii, u'cbiowMjring the authorship of
j -!i Voter," proves bow deliberate hit unfounded
i malignity, lie uses the following language in
piling his name. "J neither write or puuhsri any
thing against any man, unless 1 have some good
reason for doing so, and what I then either write or
publish, I am ready lo repeat to his face and stand
up to." . .-','
The cause of the difficulty, grew out of this ar
tie'e signed "A Voter," which he said he would re
pc.it to my face and stand up to.
No comment necessary. I will merely ask the
community to look at his letter to me of the 27th
August, and compare it with his language in giv
ing up his name.
September 19, 1819. ;
From the Hornet's Nest.
TO TH K PUBLIC.
The communication of Capt. G. W. Caldwell in
the last Charlotte Journal, has given me no con
cern, nor even "turned ma from tlie career of my
humor." I look upon it as the mere ebullition of
a n excited imagination, The utter groundlessness
of its complaints and its gross inconsistencies will
prove its own death-warrant without Bong or cere
mony.:' .. .
One complaint "solitary and alone," stands re
corded against myself. I appended to the recent
public ation a note of three lines referring to the au
thority for a certain vote of his (while in Congress)
.which is spoken of throughout the publication.
Dues Capt.C. pretend to ileny tlidt he gave suciia
vote ? -Then if it be a truth, why complain ?
Why not refer the Public.to the time when, and the,
place where ? The mere allusion to aacf, on the
records of the country, can harm no. man, and con
stihites neither high treason nor grand larceny. In
all sincerity I thought it my duty in '.a publication'
designed to be full, to give all the lights in my pow
er, that the whole subject might he "judged of fairly
and fully."1 That 1 withdrew the simple fact that
he gave such a vote is perfectly absurd. So far
from this, if the Captain looks again, he will find
it distinctly "repeated" in my letter that he did give
the vote for the "peculiar measure" of Mr. Tyler ?
This is, indeed, a small matter over which to raise
"a tempest in a tea-pot."
But the Captain is in great, trouble about the
"statement" of Dr. A. M. Henderson, as to how the
fetmcnt was got on foot? What Dr. H. states ;
are they facts or are they not ? Does Capt. C. de
ny thatthey are? Notat all! not at all! ! .-He-first
pretends not-to aee the "use" of this "state
ment," but, mark you, sets right off with all his
might to prove its inconsistency ! Really I did not
think the "facts" could do harm to any one, and I
am sure such a gentleman as Dr. II. could intend
none. But if Capt. C. will pardon me, I will state
to him its object, which is extreinly simple. It was
to account for Dr. II. ever doubting (as he did in his
note of the 27lh of August to Capt. C.) that the
first note of Capt. C. to me was a challenge.
Capt. C. himself states that the "note itself was
unquestionably the highest authority ;" and in fact
it could be tr.y only authority, my only guide, my
only rule of action. So thought Dr. II. myself and
my "three other friends" to whom I had occasion,
to divulge the subject; and we made our prepara
tions accordingly j for whowhat human k.nng
but Capt. C. himself could pretend that the latter
ever would say under his own hand that it was not
a challengo ? Now all this difficulty Dr. II. ex
plains by saying that at the Catawba Springs on
the 27th (when and where it was agreed my an
swer should be delivered,) he "learned from a
source" wh ich he felt it "his imperative duly" to
respect (so "entirely reliable" was it,) that no chal
lenge, or "invitation to the field was intended."
Then he is bound obliged, to doubt. Having some
intimation from this 'reliable' source alluded to, of
the nature of the answer he would receive, he ad
dresses a grave note of enquiry to Capt. C. and
sure enough the Capt. replies "it was not intended
as an invitation to the field." This only proves that
the "note itself" was not "the highest authority,"
but that the Captain himself turned out to be the
But Capt. C. most gravely, yes gravely asks,
why Dr. II. and myself "did not boldly avow in the
correspondence" our opinion, "that we believed it
to be a challenge," and fight whether it was so in
tended or not ? Fight for the pure love of it! We
are no such heroes ! We are neither fire-eaters
nor the children of Mars. Nor was this our war
Capt. C. next assumes the offensive. The fol
lowing is. his style of reasoning :
"But suppose niy first note was a challenge,
pray what is the second I was 1 asked to with
draw it ? No. Did I withdraw it ? ; No."
Now the gentleman has appeared "in print."
He has taken his positions and what are they ?
Whether it was a challenge, or whether it was not,
is the real question ? Which docs he now say?
The above extract winks at the idea that the first
was a challenge, and that t'le latter was no better.
The notes will speak for themselves. Here is the
first, (17th of August.)
"Now, Sir both of those communications (espe
cially the latter) I consider a cross and unprevoked
attack upon my character, for which I demand of
"This note will be handed to vou by Mr. E. C
Davidson, who will act at my friend in this mat
Sore is the second (27th of August.)
"It (the first note) was not -intended as an invi
tation to the field.bot a demand for satisfaction for
the communications signed C. and A. Voter, espe
cially the latter ths whole of which I thought por-
fonaliy ollensive. ,
If they both mean the tamo, why the qualifica
tion, "U Kits not intended as an initiation to tlie
Jti'ltCV ' The one is a wasp with a sting the oth
er a wasp with the sting pulled nnt. '
. Again, he says in tot is verbis that I was forced
to "withdraw" or "fight'' - How does this comport
with his declaration just above given with which
he fcaJoTbcfdrel broke the seal of silence, that
"an invitation t the field wag not intended ?" :
That made it no challenge. How fight without a
challenge? No challenge: no fight ; ex nih'Uo
But still again; Capt. C. in sjicsking of flie Tyler
affair, asserts that t had not only taken back the
'whole' but in anotlier place avers that I made .
clear and unqualified withdrawal of every word of
it.' In my loiter he will discover, if he has never j
taken the pains to read it before; that the facts
that ho gave die vote ns charged, and accepted of
fice under M r. Tyler, aredistinclly recited. Why?
Because they were fuels which I could not, and
would not, and did not retract ?, This Will do for
taking back the 'whole !' Now for the luruiualified
withdrawal.' What do I Withdraw ? The impu
tation that he had givon tlie vote from "interested
motives." Is that imputation withdrawn absolute
ly 1 unqualifiedly 1 .
It us read my language. This is it :" But if
in litis Ihaie dum you individually a wrong &c,"
Is there any sort of admission that I had done him
a wrong ? That I had made a charge without any
foundation whatever ? That I had made acharge
which was utterly false ? No such thing. And
why da 1 carefully use terms which are condition
al and hypothetical ? Because I could not, would
not, and did not admit, that the charge was abso
lutely without foundation. And I did not therefore,
make an "unqualified" withdrawal. When the
Captain, however, extracted the poison from his ar
row, I was disposed to blunt the point of mine.
But my consistency is tnlirely preserved as every
body else but Capt Caldwell may plainly see:
hence the ground for the remark of the ill-natured
wag, who said, the explanation was no Detter than
the original charge. I hope the gentleman is hap-
py in the sweet delusion under which he labors.
I Would not break the snell. I would onlv suggest,
that it was not exactly justice to me, to pnblish to
the world that I made an "unqualified withdrawal"
J of the charge, when every one who can road 1-hig-
ish language can plainly perceive, that it is ade
usion that it was not just to me to publish this
mistake of his as the truth of the matter. But 1 do.
Nor will I ever complain of his charge agamst
me of "deliberate unfounded 'malignity."' Were I
disposed to do so, I might vroll reply the father of
the feeling is his own heart and that he himself en
tered upon this, matter with "predetermined hostili
ty." When: I wrote my articles, the political
charge I alluded to, had become public property by
the tacit acquiescence and silence of Capt. Cald
well himself. I thought 1 was sporting with a po
litical toy, which had been handled against him
publicly and privately through near seven years;
and strange to say is used against him in the very j
strongest sort of terms in an editorial in the same
number of the paper in which my article "C." ap
peared ; and never before was regarded as "a gross i
and unprovoked attack upon his character." Why,
then, single me out from a thousand as guilty as
myself? Why begin the attack by, at oncc.dash-
ing in my face the "bloody code," with all its tech
nicalities, and a flaming parade of its small artile
ry ? Let the public "judge between us."
These are specimens of his attacks on Dr. Hen
derson and myself, They rather amuse than harm.
I have stuck to his record, and he cannot complain.
My object is to repel and not assail ; nor would I
leign to appear as the advocate of my own conduct
in an altliir of this kind. That, I leave to others,
who say that my conduct "throughout . was most
unexceptionable." There I rest it.
; The strife is over and the battle is recorded, like
those of Milton in Paradise Lost 'without a list
of killed or wounded.'' At this the people will
laugh and talk (as they have a right to,) ten times
more than had it been otherwise. Capt. C. and my
self should laugh too, that we have furnished the
food for fun. I am disposed to laugh the Captain
seems to be out of sorts. But there is no use of
keeping up the sport any longer. On my part the
curtain now falls, "sine die" (as the meetings have
it,) and I will not willingly appear again. 'T
Concord, Sept. 25th 1849.
" was not inlendedas an imitation to tltefield."
Green W. Caldwell.'
"Sport, which wrinkled caro derides,
And Laughter, holding both his sides.'
In my recent reply to the attacks of Capt . Cald
well on Dr. Henderson and myself, I promised the
public I would "not willingly appear again." But
the indomitable Captain is not yet "satisfied." The
event has happened, which myself aud friends par
tially anticipated, when I wrote that reply. The
curtain, therefore, is raised once more, and I now
come with the closing scenes in the history of his
cowardice and infamy. I handle him this time
with gioves off. . .'
On the 3d inst. I received another cartel from the
Hon. gentleman, in which he demands . personal
satisfaction "for the general bearing and tone of
my last communication, published in the Hornets'
fiest, and its reiteration of the charge of corruption
It wlil be seen, he has at last worked himself up
to the sticking point. lie is in earnest now ar.d
will not craw-fish this time! While certainly in
this hnmor.it would afford me a great deal of pleas
ure to give him a pop ; but my anger, like his cour
age on the 27th of August last, has all evaporated;
or rather, like Bob Acre's patriotism is oozing out
at the finger i.
The Captain's present position is pitable indeed.
At one tjmo he scorns to struggle like a fallen hero:
" Foiled, bleeding, breathless, furious to the last 1"
At another, his mournful complaints, wailings
and lamentations.accompanied with certain desper
ate, death-like efforts to save himself, give rise lo
an opposite feeling, which finds expression in the
following effusion :
"On a log sal a frnj ..- ,
Crying for his daughter j
- !.:- J Tears he shed till his eyes were rod,
And then jumped into the waiter
And drowned himself ! i
In order ot to troat him with disrespect while
in the agony ot his duelling fever, I beg leave to fire
at him through the public press the following "pa
per bullets of the brain," which he can chew the
balance oT bis life as a cure for the disease :
"Hon. G. W. Caldwez.1, :
Sir : It gcems that you learned after the late
Congiessional election, that the trumpeting of jour
mock military fame did not give your name the po
tency yon anticipated. Vou very justly reflected
thit your heroism was not quite complete: you must
shoot somebedy 1 Yod resolved too, by a grand
flourish of yonr small artilcry, to hush up the
mouths of all whigs for the future, in regard to the
famous John Tyler aff.ihv Tuo.ut of your wiy,
the Governorship or any thing else you might t'i
sire, would bo within your reach.
Amongst a thousand others, I chanced to have
committed the "unpardonable sin," against the
sanctity of your immaculate name. You pass over
all the rest and select me as "the foeinan worthy
of your steel."
The communication you first send, (the Aug.
17th 1848,) after referring to the alleged offensive
publication, is in the following formal pointed and
dictatorial style :
"Now, sir, both of those communications especi
ally the latter,) I consider a gross and unprovoked
attack upon my character, for which I demand of
"This note will be handed to you by Mr. E. C.
Davidson who will act as my friend in this matter."
In your own language, sir, this was a communi
cation under which I was compelled to "withdraw"
or "tight." it was delivered to me at Morganton
on the 21st of August. I at once 'determined to
treat it as a c hallenge; for under such a "demand"
I nover could and never would open my lips. In
the course of my preparations, I had occasion to
show it to such gentlemen as II. V. Guion, A. II.
Caldwell and B. S. Guion Esqs., and to Dr. A. M.
Henderson ; they all concurred with me, as Dr.
II. has stated, that it was "a direct invitation to
the field." Your own conduct proves in what light
yon at first regarded it. Why all your parade, prn-
caution and preparations ? . Why send your tnili-
tary friend over to Concord at the hour of mid-
night ! Why post him off in such hot haste 80
miles in my pursuit to Morganton ? Why did you
yourself leave Chartottc and go up to your mother's
inGaslon? Why carry with you ftlie instru
ments ?" Why your daily practice? The note
speaks for itself a language which no gentleman
could mistake. Your own conduct Condemns you.
The world will pronounce il n challcngea per
emptory challenge. And yet, sir, on the 27th of
August, at the Catawba Springs, before I broke
the seal of .silence and without one intimation I
ever would do so, you sit down, and in the very
face of all your own parade and preparations, and
with a full knowledge that I was there ready as
Dr. H. states "to detieer an acceptance audar
range the preliminaries for an immediate meeting
in the field," you sit down and say under your
" It was not intended as ah invitation to
THE FIELD. . ..
Yes sir! You have done all this ! Jforcedyou
to "withdraw" or "fight." You choose the former,
and did it in a notable way ! I care not whatyeu
intended it was a deliberate, coward! v backout in
every shape and fornix But, sir, I well know at
this time, that if I had been base and cowardly e
nnughto have explained, with that paper in my
pocket, you had determined to publish it to the coun
try as a challenge encircling my withdrawal. If
you intended a "fight," 1 made you begin the work
of "withdrawing," yourself, and take back your
challenge. If you intendela "bluff," I "out-bluffed"
you, and made you swallow your own words.
I beat you at your own game. On my side a
"bluff," wa8a3 good as "bet." Yes, sir, you show
ed the while feather and vamosed !
After this I could well afford to explain. I re
ally meant nothing person il. . I, therefore, said an.
But when I came to the bribery and corruption, the
following was tho best I could do:
. "I merely intended charging you with political
inconsistencies, particularly in voting while in Con
gress, for one of the peculiar measures of Mr. Ty
ler's administration : and I considered that In af
terwards accepting office from Mr. Tyler you laid
yourself open to' the imputation of having been
more or less influenced by interested motives in
giving that vote; but if in this 1 liave done you indi
vidually a wrong, lh3.ve no hesitation in making
you ample reparation."
I sent you this, and you returned it with the re
quest that I would strike out all about the Tyler
affair from the words "political inconsistencies"
down. I agreed to modify but utterly refused to
strike out what now remains. I determined to stick
to my consistency. You had to accept it as it
stands above! Mark you, the word "withdraw"
(about which you prated so much,) was not in it
at all. But next morning after tho adjustment,
you put on the garb of friendship and ask mo to
walk to the spring, aud then solicit me, in order to
render the meaning more explicit to common minds,
to add the words "by withdrawing all expressions
conveying any such imputation."
And yet, air, with these facts fresh in yourmind;
with a full knowledge that llicy were known to Dr.
Henderson and Mr. Davidson, and appear from the
original letter Itself, (in my possession,) you return
to Mecklenburg, give your understampers the cue,
and forthwith it is circulated over the whole coun
try that I had backed out had withdrawn every
thing ! Not only so, you altcrwards begin a war
of words against Dr. II. and myself, and assert
with unblushing effrontery, that you had forced me
to "withdraw" or ''fight," and that 1 had made "a
clcarand unqualified withdrawal of every word of"
tho Tyler charge ! Can any conduct be more cow
ardly, more dastardly, more black and villainous ?
These things I have kept back expressly for this
The pretence which you now set up, sir for
challenging me again, is silly, ridiculous, base
and Infamous enough ! A miserable evasion and
falsehood ! I have gone over the whole history of
this affair, to show you that -per se (as your friend
Capt Tyler used to say,) your cowardice and ras
cality have been such asto sink you forever be
neath the notice of any honorable man, And on
this distinct ground alune, I might refuse to receive
your note at all, But what right have you to chal
lenge me for the same matter, which has once
boon adjusted, anJ for which you have accepted
satisfaction 1 You profc&a to be a student of the
"code :" I refor you to your books. , The satisfac'
tion you accepted, you must be content with.- Your
'mouth is closed. But, sir, if I reiterated the charge
in my last publication! you have also said that I,
t'in awbaUnce, reiterated it'.'.in my first, Why did
you not the repeat, in substance, your challenge 1
Why sleep on it three weeks.?
No, sir, this it more of your hypocrisy. ' It is
tlie black guilt of self-conviction that is troubling
yon. You set a trap for met and caught yourself.
Tho publication of the correspondence overwhelm'
led yon with uigrace.! Public opinion is the incw
bus that presses upon you. Yon have seen the re
mark of & public print, that I "got" the gallant
Caldwell: and "that the hero of tho rebellion of
1847 has been made to ha ill in his horns." These
are the things that sting you, They are gall and
wormwood to your craven spirit. You first tried
to "write" out the stain upon your character by de
filing mine! You now want to try to "fight" It out.
And after n'l tli't; alter all that has passed be
tween us ; after once meeting you fairly and back
ing you out ; then lashir.gyou with contempt, sneer
and ridicule; yon again coolly ask me to accom
pany you to the field! You should remember that
it is boy'd play first to run, and then bristle up and
renew the banter. A meeting on the field Would
be a pretty affair, indeed, after tho paper warfare
which you lately begat).
. You have once before accepted satisfaction on
paper, and discussed its merits "in print." I now
prefer that you shall accept the same sort again ;
but on a more extensive scale. Neither my con
science, my honor, or my courage require that I
should hereafter notice anything that may come
from you or your friends in connection with tins
subject, in any shape or form. I shall continue to
treat you with contempt and ridicule. You and
they may one and sll challenge as often as you
please; may post, publish and picture me ; may
apply to me the whole vocabulary of Fish Maiket
and Billingsgate; may descend to the dogs, and
call me "puppy, whelp and hound," but you can
not drive me from my propriety. "I will laugh at
your calamities." Every effort to extricate your
self but plunges you deeper in the mire. You can
neither live out, nor wash away (he utaiii. You
may fight, as Jackson said of Packenliani, like a
"brave fool," but the dye will conlimio to stick.
Through life, the awful words will continue to
resound in your ears, " urns not intended as an
invitation to the field.
I am now done with you. I am a man of peace,
but 1 warn you not to try my "science of self-defence."
Take my advice and doff the military ;
attend to the business of life ; and, above all,
"Ne'er thirst for gore again :
"Resign the Pistol and resume the Pen."
Concord, Oct. 4, 1849.
P, S. I told Capt. Hoke, (Capt. C's new friend!)
, l w - "
I would return an answer at tho Tuckasegee rord
on the Sth. I will get the Stage Driver to scatter
the "Nest" and "Journal" all along the Road. I
hopo Capt. C. will not think himself "headed" in
this move. I confess I rather "burst up" the tech
nicalities of tho code. But in resisting military
combinations, I think a surprise decidedly the most
effectual mode of warfare. R. B.
Kciltigl), N. d.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1849.
The Grand Division of the OrJer of the Sons
of Temperance, now in session iu this City, held
a public Celebration on Wednesday evening last,
at tlie Presbytorian Church, which was very im
posing and interesting in its character, besides be
ing attended by a very large and brilliant auditory
of our citizens. The Procossion was formed in
front of Temperance Hall, at about 7 o'clock, con
sisting of the Cadets, members of Phoenix and
Concord Divisions, Visiting Brethren, and tho
members of the Grand Division, in theii "-.lendid
Regalia, all bearing lantern transparenciespro-
ceded by a Band of Music, and attended by a
largo concourse of spectators, the long line of
some 250 " Sons'4 filed through the streets to the
Church. We havo never seen a more beautiful
sight tlie City of Raleigh was completely taken
and when we reflect, that among their ranks,
could be found men, high in station, lofty in char
acter, and of the most brilliant talents of which
our State can boast, our readers will agree with
us, in the estimate we place upon this imposing
. The exercises in tho Church were very interest
ing. After the brethren had sung their Opening
Ode, the Throne of Grace was addressed by the
Rev. Chaplain, L. K. WfuE', after which, fol-
lowed an eloquent and able speech from the Rev.
Bennett T. Blake ; at tlie conclusion of which,
a rich and beautiful Banner, prepared by the
Young Ladies of the Select School of this City,
was presented to Phoenix Division the presenta
tion address being delivered in a graceful manner,
by Miss Cook, one of the fair donors.
Tho Banner was received, on the part of the Di
vision by J. J. Litciifokd, Esq., their Worthy Pa
triarch, whose address in reply was handsome
and appropriate. S. W. WmTiKOj Esq., then a
rose, and delivered a speech of some half hour in
length, which we regard as one of the moat finisli
ed productions wo have ever listened to on that
subject, and which received, as it well deserved
the most marked attention from the vast assem
blage. The Closing Ode was then sung, the aU
dicnceMismissed with the Benediction from the
Rev, Chaplain, and tho Procession re-formed,
which marched through aevoral of tho principal
streets, and, after saluting the Young ladies of
the Select School, returned' to their Hall, when the
lights were extinguished and the whole crow
quietly dispersed.. ' The u'.most good order and
oronrietv orevailed throughout ; and we cannot
doubt that the impression produced upon our com
munity was of a deep and salutary character,
Tlie Grand Division, wt learn, is pretty fully at'
tended ; and as their business is important, con
nected with the unparalleled spread of the Order
In the State, within the last twelvo months, it
probable their session will continue through the
ID" We shall pay our respects to our friend of
the RoanokeRepubllcan next week. lie will hardly
prove, we think, that "the moon in not made of
green cheese," however seriously he my affirm il
FRANKLIN SUPERIOR COURT.,
We learn that the trial of Alexandt-r S. Moore,
charged with aiding und aliening Whillield, in
the murder of a negro belonging lo Mr. WelJon
E. Person, came off on Wednesday week at Iouis-
burg Judge Battle .presiding. The Attorney.
General having, for personal reasons Satisfactory
to the Judge, and all parlies, declined to manage
the prosecution, Messrs. G. W. Haywood and
Busbee appeared for the Stale, and Messrs. Bad"
ger, Gilliam, Miller and Thomas, for the prisoner,
A deep and absorbing interest was felt in Ine trial,
and after a long nnd patient investigation by the
Court, the jury being out not more than half an
hour, returned a verdict of Acquittal.
The now Court House iR nearly completed.
The Commissioners and workmen deserve credit
for the progress they have made.' It will be a
handsome building, and how much more comfort
able and secure than the old office!) There will
be safety to the records of the-Courts and titlo
deeds of the people to their property. Wei! done
people of old Franklin !
IT The Richmond Whig concludes nn article
upon " the Elections in Maryland," as follows:
" In the meantime upon the loco-foco majority,
will, devolve the responsibility of defeating or sus
taining the Wilmot Proviso, as applied to Culifor
nia.j mid as there cannot be a doubt, judging
from t! Oregon case, of the manner in which
this will be done, wo congratulule the people f
Maryland and Nor ill Carolina upon the last wis
dom by which their course, in the late election'
This sneer at those two Whig States comes
with a peculiar good grace from Virginia I that
State which has never vo!ed for a Whig President
and which rmlly lost the House of Represen
tatives to the Whigs,, while--getting the "lion's
share" of the honors, and patronage of (he Gov
ernment! For who does not see thai, in losing
almost the whole of the Congressional delegation
at the last election, Virginia is the State really
i-nlpable. Nprih Carolina held her owa w
stand as we did before but Virginia lost its some
four or five members. .
The Editors of the Whig are gallant and able
champions of our cause, for whom we have much
respect and admiration. But if they could drop n.
i;,,u r l.,., v:;:,.:.. :.l i
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ll 1 111.11 III WUIUJilllt, VVl S. 1UII 111 IIKU lllt'lll mum
belter. At any rate, until the Whigs of this
State falter or fail in their duty, it is rather hard,
not to say ungenerous, to be twitted with the loss
of the House of Representatives especially from
that quarter. . , .
tr The "Hornet's Nest" has become quite a pet
ith the Opposition presses in North Carolina: and
accordingly they pat its Editor on the back, in a
very loving and patronising manner. They copy
iiis articles witii gusto they cannot conceal, and
sly laugh in the sleeve, at the good service ren
dered them. If they can only get the Whig party
of the State divided, by whatever means, their suc
cess is the more probable. Hence we sec the con-
ummate Locofoco of the Lincoln Republican
chiming in, and prating about the 'influence of the
Raleigh Clique,' and commending the course of the
Hornet's Nest in this wise : "It was bold in the
Hornet's Nest thus to leap partially on the Demo
cratic platform," &.C. How very flattering) Bold,
eh ! We shall seo how his courage holds out.
We are gratified to loam from Mr- Toole, that
tlie number of subscribers already received to the
Aurora is sufficient to justify his enterprise. He
requests those holding subscription lists to send
iin the names received by the 1st of Novemlier,
the date of the issue of the first number. Mis
address is Wilmington, N. C. v
North Carolina papers generally are requested
U" Wo published, lust week, an exlrncl from
the Alabama Season) revealing a mode of clean
doilies without washing Of course wo were
not aware that this was a Patent invention for
ono or two other papers in the State had published
it before we did. We learn, however, that Man
rice Q. Waddill, Esq. of Pitisboro', owns the Pa
tent right for North Carolina, it being Tibbelt'a
method of washing and cleansing clothes, from
whom ho purchased.
We believe, front) the slight trial made in ont
family, that the Patent for washing clothes is re
ally expeditious, an effectual method, and very val
uable to housekeepers. Mr. W. has published a
Card, making known his rights in tlie matler-r-and
of course, our readers who wish to use the
mode, will know where to apply for the right.
We observe that the Grand Lodge of Odd Fel
lows, at their recent meeting, instructed a com
mittcc of that body to select and have prepared a
block of marble, tc be placed in tho National Mon
ument to the memory of Washington, now in tha
course of erection in Washington. This is to be
done on behalf of the Odd Fellows of the United
States, as a testimony of the regard they entertain
for the memory of him, who was "first in war,
first in peace, and first in the hearts of his country
This is a most excellent idea j and wfl trust to
see it followed np by other similar Institutions of
the country. We belong to but one Order that
of the Sons of Temperance. We hope the Grand
Divisions of each State will take this matter up,
and provide each a block, to be placed in this
monument, on ochalf of the constituency , they
represent. Tlie Grand. Division in this Stat is
now in session here and we mention ltd matter
in the hope it may attract the attention of its mem
bers. ' - . v
MR. CALHOUN. ' '."
The Columbia (S. C.) Telegraph of llie 8th
instant, in noticing the statement emanating with
the Philadelphia American ami Uazetl?, that Mr,
Calhoun contemplated resigning his sent in the
Senate,iys: . .j
"A rumor has been going (lie rouniU of lit pre
to the effect that Mr. 'Calhoun contemplated re
signing his scat in the Semite at an early day.
"We have it in our power lo stale on good au
thority that no such intention )ia !een; cither ex-presaed-or
entertained by Mr. Calhoun, and that
th rumor is entirely without foundation." '