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- f 'w Tariff in disguise, The North Carolina
" riW Uv C. II. Wiie Commencement address
i V V;W. Avt-rvEs -The Weekly To t, C. H,
L - "Wilpy, arid AV. k Cooke, Esdr.,- teeter's liis-
1 T..f-i)ifnflU!iicatijn inider this. terrible head,.lavj
f;v bors to prove that it is r.rungior,uie sous wjwui
Carolina' to prais her, hrst, because it js in bad
"r'tasb? anitee:iiise the sods of norther State do thej
inl . ,J?,4nWdtv. because- the State deserves m
'i prtise. Arid, after this btgiuning comes, very ap
brei iatelv,- V-, and then the ominous sentence
, . ' . i . - . oni' n'A ovn. iiilrr t rn
C &,' necessity of concluding thjat Rip Van Win
fi'L.l all his striving! sorts arf to be 'demolished
l-:- : t rTo4je corichidcd. f suppose txie ortn.ua-
i K .4 ..,1.1... : An, Af
:' I "WliVelers hook, rt e to! be oVmoHbhed ; and then,
. ' -;nwtf pfcnrooy tne . j amy. y s'-'-'r iu,CLUavi
' :t : -Tho fict that there. is. an avUlieinng ln'ortli La-;
)v' '.''V blin setiht; .fro-uWc; Mtz and we suppose itis.
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if . -.t, w!i. tf coursethie paper ia.not-crroup-
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ediwith the otlier production's, because it is in- part
eui'-d'bK't!ie:autlitf of t)ie ori Carolina Reader;
C-- cfv' ther;.cand)cno deigiijto iajure tJie'repn
K'tafion..f wijrks tecahse. they may published by
. , some .-cii'- whose reputation .some lean Cassius en
t ' Tii. -' No : he puts -learrie;! -. criticism on higher,
( r holier jaii J inure statesmapiike founds ; he opposes
th cifyulatioii X)f n.)boksi and 'li;eiwspapers, because
thev may awaken too lub.eR State pricfe may
make the people - proud of themselves aiux3 their
homes, may rxcite;.to emulation aild improvemenj;.
Ami then; when" that happens litfs vocation is-
" '' goe Svlteu improvements arc Unf vogue, the village
. Iv oracle, the croaking critic, will tiiid 'himself-a small
, man. : : ' ' ' . : .
: 4" The-communication of Fitz being of an" extra-
:: ordifiarv character,' ve mav, hereafter, devote more
I' attention to it; -and not to lnisreja-esent him, and
v4!r to grati.t'v him .by helping to make him more noto-
"u I rious, we will publish his communications' with tlje
f. I comme'iitarv. t " 1 ,:
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: . I ; In the nioan time, we feel pyoud, that we are
'.v 6-;' liable to the charge of partialitvito the land of our
7. - ' V- birlll ; thaf we can W charged L)y Eltz with having
r'$ to. much State pride.
.V Tliire ' mavibe -a lack, of State pride in Nortli
, ,: Carolina, and the State mav h-aVe! faults 4ut surelv
''l ' it fe.aif ungrateful task, and smlieks little of patrjot
'. : ism or rilial reverence, tor a son of North-Carolina
to tell the Stae:that she is des&late.and uninviting,
Sterile and hofKjlessly poor,. antV bed-ridden. Stihj
; moijiniirrateful. -must it be to - have to repress, alf
V. 'th4 aspiration,' and.' to. crush all the. hopes of such
K a decrepit diody-p'litic'; ml we envy" not the phy-
f sician who feeis -it to be hf duty to attend the bed-
wtiillii,; tiud magnitv
its .diseiises,- and sternl v forbid ; all -remedies, all
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f piea-ant aiiticij)ations, ana ay enorts at economy.
I ? Sucli it doleful benefactor we have in Fitz; and
" - r' ittt dtWfo. the -peojde.of North Carolina, that he
i- TpAi?l ln iifinif- ur(l il.-liiv. t.v -vi-hat' antlin-ritir lio
. j xic tens iiieiu iiiev .u .wjuwi if, uiiu
-.- ? . f ' ;. -1." l..-i il,..,. ! i.,.,7w; ,1
,', $aje no right to think as well ot tleniseles"as
t-thevjlo. ;- . i ; , ,
' -: i.!,. Jlie peijjdc want to-know who ie is ; they want
'-'-. ; to bef ableho call on him, in a body, and know
- . wueiner i-ney iiium aoanaon an .meir .-projects oi
.' iA .t improvement, -ciirse "the -graves of their ancestors,
: and li .v from the border's of a Countrv, for which
-T. 7 ' r t,they have cherished so? pri.de and some lingering
: -af-03ns. Who is this,, that says to the people of
Sy- orth Cawlinav thus t;fr shall 'e go and no far
' : ' fther"' e wereTalwavs' asses1 and ifemlesl cowering
slates and lilthv ' Va'alx mds. and! so ve shall re-
i .s m:un: .Norm Carolina never- w4ns gi-eat, is 'not.
caahot-uid shad n.t In- Who savs
U3,ave his, name, to band -aro und. ,
:v THE NORTH CAROLINA READER.
The ; author, yf the ,V North (arolina Reader,"
thottgh doubtless extronielv, gratified for the uni-
versiifly kind manner in whieh his.vork has been
recved in this State, has left the public to iirdge-l
I Lr u It ; and has. -avoided, in a paper i edited bv
-. ilinfcejf." all discussion of tl
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. - 1 1- 'tl to. not .br-lieving it
the merits of the work al
to be irenerally in vx)d
- j ta lk to c't.'y any uf the llattering:testimoiiHils gen-
iis.lv. "offered." He Inust, however, excuse that
x f P4rf ff- the editorial respoosibtlity, that resides at
X j ). Rah'"ih, fur re-publishino-"Hhe following articles
".K--:i? d1 -y' .-Literary 'Gade-tld, of Charleston,
S.X.;ahd tht JJro-ici)q-Hoom Journal, of Phila-
delptiiav its confirming?, the estimate' which the.edi
tor3lDf.'North Caroliu;i, iiave put upon the work
herein mentioned:" -r. -
- ."' ! y?$are hut mn a copy of the book no pl'easant
r ;,ff 'H' ' .in . .' e$torial ' departinent of the
- :' rru?-ft'M J'rmilrbn we-are very.happy to
:-fcof thatthere is such a work, and we liope that
;U4n,r;!((( Or a Sxmth. Carolina book,
; ... j r.m.leed, h-gouthehi hook- qtncraUy, will not long
' suclan.-v.lty as t0 jhiy, very particular
;r m-.tce. Mr. yt iiriy lia d aj-t. j s0rvice to
V" ?:011 "i1 " Literary Ga-
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- " Host lU:'1' lave probablv heard of Con
i' - f:!1'1 Buneomber kit who ever
" 1- f r'y l Who,i among our
i rntreadtrf mSihis v,ry intelligent eommu-
''? r7V,,0t !aut"Jn? ut hlstorveographvj
: moral .i-il nr lTlilntrVn -.. ' S P t 1
' WIJ' V W SUi"ucs,.-and character
' ' Z&r tltim w "-" -.Mer, fte foot'oi ,an
h Engfishman tirst touched Atu-rieart siland on,
- pfe tfntory was. born the. fir American. off-PnS-of
that race, who e destined to rule' this
.:;fWhole Continent i v : - n - , -
; ' - For - !,., we are 'free lo'confess our former ino.
i rance.4 a Stttte,. whose soil oucht to K
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poTOt.ttteUvorld,-. twit: by their Literature
ni ojr tlierr- C,,mmerc-e. Of the latter, the.Xorth4!
: arolmmiis have but little, as vet: and, as to' book
fiagthey have been entirely too modest ' ThejA
raave aut l;i.-L-..,l ..i.fV... r..1 t ; ...1"..
pub.L -.w y Iippiucott, Grambo k CpJ- whicl
iK Sb;''Pruk,'urif-fenius. i .It is", edit
tXI ! - AYlk7 a native!of North Carolina,
Miown in itrtfe.f 1.A t a., i-.i
wnterj anrl an -nuense' iui.in..,, -a,i W
prose e.vti-;
irotn 'eniirienr' liimtu -.' tho Ztota
, Bi - v.yuuuiiioji auu tut
. oia UiQltii or style,i chae and stiervoua, ad
- cr- uivi : mi -.uiricans .ou-yht tH toMmer nrotection to American -.commerce ana
know l,i- 1 rr u..J v . oi . . . ,. :
r l'u, rV' 1111:5 !S"-,.uowevVr, xx terests on that coast, against anv suclr mterterence
rtlx-Carohiiiaiis ?ire tfaemselvi responsible. J forthe future ; and on -vour arrival .there you will
inem are but twg'wavSv by which apeoole can be ! nWitV the offiepr in omm.qnd'of her Britannic Ma
make a complete treatise on all the moral, social,
and political duties. Why have we not heard more
of - these writers and orators of the Old State ? In
political talent, hoijest Old, Rip seems not so much
to abound ; and we observe' that the selections of
this kind, which are judiciously made, are chiefly
from EnglishVauthorsj and from siich Americans as
Bryant, Longfellow, Whittter, etc.
Tlie North Carolina Reader, contains a descrip
tion and history of the State, very ably written,
and in a chaste and classic style, by Mr. "Wilev ;
selections in prose and verse, and a great variety of
useful statistics, mostly relating to North Carolina
and possessing a general interest. The work was
as.ntcrtammg- to us as a novel ;. and, considering
the -peculiar state of things in North Carolina, is
most 'admirably .timed. Ve repeat,' itjs the book
qf a far-seeing Statesman, the out-pouring of an
ardent and patriotic heart ; ahd if . sown broad-cast
m . North Carolina, must inevitably produce the most
benificent fruits. The work ought to be a familiar
companion at every fire-sidein the Old North, and,
if it does- so become, it will do more to bring up
North Carolina into that high position which she
ought to occupy, than anything that hasryet been
vvritten, or said, or done. Mr. . Wiley deserves a
rich reward at thediands of his fellowTcitizens ; and
while re warding, him for his patriotic exertions, the
people of the State will be' making the best invest
ment which thev can make for themselves and their
lildron. The-State ;of-North Carolina is rich in
resources unknown to the world ; and such practi
cal and really useful efforts as those of Mr, - Wiley
are extrt-iely refreshing in this age of political
rant: We thank Mr. W. for introducing us to a
new and most valuable acquaintance honest old
North Carolina as she ,is. Hereafter we shall
know how to honor and appreciate her 'modest
worth. Drawiny-Rormx Journal. .
At ; the last montTilymeeting of the Board of
Directors of this Institution, the following resolu
tions 'were adopted -with unanimous consent.
Resolved, That this Board have received With feelings ot
great pleasure, a donation of 14 volumes, consisting of a copy
of the Old Testament. thre copies of the New Testament,
and two extra copies ot the Psalms, for the use of the Blind) from
tthe American Bible Society, presented through theit Secretary,
Dr. Brigham. ' . ' '
Resolved, That the th-inks of this B3ard are herehy tender
ed to the Society for this manifestation of their interest in he-
J-half of the unfortunate Blind of North Carolina, and their de
sire to carry inK practice jhe blessed precepts ot that B.ook
which thev are doinsr so much to disseminate among mankind.
' Remhed, .That the Secretay be directed to trnnsmilt a.copy
ot these resolutions, to the teecretary ot the American tfibie
Society. , , : '
A ' New Map of North America.-Wc have
been showrif a -new Map of North America, pub-
rtished by Jacob Monk, of .Baltimore, which 'we can
with great pleasure recommend to the attention of
those of our citizens who wish an article of the
kind. While the execution of the Map' is in a su
perior style and is offered at a moderate cost, it has
the advantage over other maps ' in giving at one
view the whole of the Western Territories of the
United States, of Mexico, and Central America, to-'
gether with the w estern portion hi the West India
Islands. In -addition to the map, there is in one
corner ah excellent Map of, the World on Merator's
projection, in w hich , the Continent of America is
placed in the "centre, of the map. 'Mr. Clarke, the
Agent for. the above will call Upon the citizens of
the State to -.exhibit a specimen of the work and
receive subscriptions tor it.
' JtW We have reri-jvM a neatly executed pam
phlet from the office of the "Star" entitled '-Proceedings
of the Grand Union Daughters' of Tem
perance, &cn for the years 1850 '51."
POLITICAL.
CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY.
; SENATE.
On Tuesday the 16th of December, Mr. 'joNE.-?,
of Iowa, presented certain joint resolutions of the
Legislature of ' his State in favor of sustaining the
Compromise. - - After sundry petitions had been pre
sented, and some unimportant bills reported, Mr.
Borland, of Arkansas reported back a joint reso
lution authorizing a contract with Messrs. Donald
son and Armstrong tor printing the returns of the
present census, and recommended its ...immediate
passage. Being objected to, jt was laid over.
Mr. Shields moved to take up the resolution pro- '
viding for the appointment of a committee to wait
on Kosscth on his arrivial in Washington. The
resolution was taken up, and Mr. Walker addres
sed the "Senate in favor of 'its adoption. .
On Wednesday, 17th inst. Mr. Mangi m, of North
Carolina, appeared 'in his seat. 'A message vas re
ceived from the President,, in reply-to the resolu
tion calling for-information relative to the trial and
imprisopment of John L. Thrasher ; also another
messaifk in -answer to theresolution of the- Senate1'
in relation to the Prometheus. The latter enclosed
the following instructions from the Navy Depart- J
m?nt, to Commodore Parker, commanding the-U.
States Home Squadron : - . w
J -. . Navt Department, Dec. 3, 1851.
. Sir": TJie'I'resident has learned that an Eng
lish brig of .waltliQ Kxpress, lying in the harbor of
S;in Juan de ragua, has recently fired upon the
American steamer Proiaetheus, while in the. act' of
departure from that harbor, and compelled her to
pay certain demands, alleged to be port charges,
and claimed by persons professing to act under the
authority ot the local government. ine particu-
lars of the affair will be tound in a letter to the
agent ot the Prometheus, alreadyi publisliecl m tne
newspapers of New York, a copy; of which is here-,
with transmitted
" Whatever may have been the merits of the
question between the captain of the Prometheus
and the. authorit ies of Nicaragua, the United States
acknowledge no right in the Government or vessels
of Great Britain,;to exercise, any police or supervi
sion over American merchant vessels, in Nicaragua
or elsewhere, out of the British' dominions. On
the. contrary, the first article oi" the convention be
tween the United States and her Britannic Majesty,
Relative to Nicaragua, signed, April 19th, 1850,
of which a copy is also enclosed, expressly excludes
each of the contracting parties from assuming or
exercising dominion over Nicaragua, Costa. Kica",
the Muspiito Coast," or any part of Central Ame
rica. You will, therefore,. as soon as the Sarantic
shall be in all respects ready for sea, proceed in her
to San Juan de .Nicaragua, tor the purpose ot at-
m-
jesfyV naval forces in that harbor, r-on that coast, '.
j?f the object of vbur visit At the same timeyou
will assure: th 1c" anth-wtxU rf th nnrt tbatl'the
"itd ; States will not iustifv the non-pavment of
ot
the
fin-prnnicnt oi
d-
Central America, and- wilt faithful! v maintain on
their part the stipulatians of the treaty already re
ferred to. - '
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
L WILLIAM A. GRAHAM:
To Commodore F. A.-H'akker,
j Coiiiiaanding U. S. Homiadron, ?msacola.
, -. iA?rn and' proper port-duties on the part
ineir merchant vessels, and that thev 'desire
v leuiuons -"Wlt.tl tilA
After some time occupied in offering petitions
and presenting bills, Mr. Walker, of Wisconsin,
offered a preamble,' and two resolutions, instructing
the Committee on Foreign Relations, to enquire
into the expediency of a more active participation
oE this Government, in the affairs' of Europe, in
cases where the law of nations may be threatened
with infraction ; and of requesting the President
of the United States, to cause negotiations to be
entered into with other .Constitutional Governments,
for the maintenance and enforcement of its recog
nized principles. A bill, granting a pension to the
widow of '.Gen. Worth, was taken up, discussed,
and ordered to be engrossed. Mr. Foote's Com
promise resolution came up again for tonsideration,
and was. debated by Messrs. Foote, Masos, Brot-
j head, Rhett, Hale, Stocktox, Butler and Ux
; derwood. 1 On Wednesdav, 18th inst., Mr. Under
j wood presented a petition, praying that some pro
j visioL should be made for the full payment of Texas
State bonds. The joint' resolution authorizing a
contract with Messrs. Donaldson and Armstrong,
for printing the returns of the census, was taken
up and made the special order for Monday the 22nd
inst Mr. Foote's Compromise resolution was re
sumed, and Mr. Badger offered a verbal amend
ment, which was adopted. Mr. Foote addressed
the Senate in defence of the resolution, and in re-
i ply to; Messrs. Butler and Rhett. Without con
; eluding he gave way fop-an adjournment.
,- . . HOUSE.
jTliere was no important business'iransacted on
Tuesdav the 17th. Mr. Darby, of Missouri, was
reported to the House , as suffering from paralysis
and in a helpless condition.. The Speaker was au
thorized to pay his mileage and per diem from the
commencement of the session. The States were
, then called on for petitions, and several bills were
introduced asking for grants of land for railroad
purposes, and referred to the Committee on'Public
Laiids. .
On Wednesdav 17th, Mr. Cartter of Ohio,
asked the unanimous consent to introduce a reso
lution, for the appointment of a committee of five,
to wait On Kossuth, on his arrival,- and introduce
him to the members of the House of Representa
tives. As there were objections from several quar
ters, the resolution could not be introduced.
Mr.tGooDENOw of Maine, introduced a resolu
tion, providing that, during and after the present
Congress, members shall be furnished with such
newspapers and publications its they may select;
not to exceed in amount per anrtumthe cost of
tour daily newspapers, l'assed, after-refusing the
veas and mivs. - '
FREXCH 6P0LIATI0XS.
Mr. Tuck of New Hampshire, introduced a bill,
providing for the- ascertainment and satisfaction of
claims for French Spoliations 'prior to 1801
Ke-
ferred to Committee on Foreign Affairs.
SELECTION OF POSTMASTERS.
Mr. Allex of Massachusetts, offered a resolution
providing for the selection of deputy Postmasters
by the people, and instructing the Committee on
the. Judiciary to report a bill accordingly. Laid
over.
LAND FOR THE HUNGARIANS.
Mr. Bkown.e introduced a joint resolution, giv
ing one hundred and sixty acres? of land to each
of the Hungarians, who have been transported to
this, ccmntrv Lv the orders of this Government.
KOSSUTH AND rflLS- POLICV.
. Mr. Hedarp of Vermont, 'offered a :preamble,
thai "'"' ,
Whcrtias, Kossuth in his New-York speech, Is
reported to have declared that the resolution of
welcome passed by Uongress has a political mean
ing!; therefore, . .
Liesolved, That said resolution was not intended
to have a political meaning, or to pledge the Gov
ernment to any 'course of action, but merely ex
pressed sympathy in the cause in which he is en-
; gaged.' , '
A debate alrose on the , rules, as to whether the
resolution objection being made to, it bv Mr.
C'LiNGMAM--should lie over, and it was finally so
direi-ted. '
GALWAY STEAMERS.
Mr. Price of New Jersey, introduced a' bill au
thoriziu'g the Secretanr of the Navy to contract for
carrying -the mail from Jersey City and from the
City of New York to Gal way, or some other port
-on the west coast of Ireland. .Referred to the
Committee on'the Post-Offices.
VALUE OF SPECIE. (
The Committee on Ways and Means, was in
structed to inquire into the expediency of so alter
, ing the value of the specie 'coin of the United
States, as to make the real and nominal value of
the bom equal.
rllONORS TO KOSSUTH. " '
Mr. Clingman, of North Carolina, offered a res
olution to niodify the 17th rule, so as to extend to
Kossuth the privilege of the Hall, and .authorizing
the Sjeaker to communicate the same to him.
Lies over. ; i
DEAF t DUMB & THE BLIND.
- From the Puritan Recorder.
! Institntions for the Deaf and Dumb.
The rts and successful progress of Institutions
for the relief of afflicted humanity, is in the highest
.degi-ce gratifying to the benevolent heart. And no
cla ,.f the unfortunate makes stronger appeals to
the philanthropist, than those heathen in the midst
0f christian siety, who 'have ears but they hear
j no neither speak" thev through their throat.' It
is happily no linger a question in most of the Un
ited States whether provision shall be made fr the
support and education Of the Deaf and Dumb, for
j "either the Legislatures have made ample appropria
tions tor their behali, or else special .mention is
made of them in the revised Constitutions, as of
unio ana, Indiana. It is only about thurty-hye
years since Ih establishment of the American Asy
lum at Hartford, Conn., and now there are twelve
Institutions for the Deaf and Dumb, in the United
States, and incipient steps have been taken for es
tablishing others. The New England States all
unite in the support of the American Asylum, which
contains about two hundred pupils, under the charge
of Lewis Weldi Esq ' Principal, and can afford ac-
Icoinmo Jatious to all who apply from these States.
une i institution tor .N ew England is sufficient, and
u is si i policy ior ine respective L-eorislatures to
concentrate their patronage on one Institution well
supplied with the facilities for imparting a sound,
thorough, and practical education, rather than to
auempL me support? oi smaller local scnools, partial
ly endowed with laks facilities and at a greatly in-
creasea expense
The New York Institution, under the direction of
II. Pi Feet, LL. D., President, second .in point of
time,; is first iu respect to,numbers, containing about
two hundred and thirty pupils. It blunder the
management of a society but derives jits income
mainly from the State. The Legislature of" New
York:, appropriates to it annually $2500. The
State of New Jersey provides for a part of her in
digent Deaf and. Dumb, in this Institution.
- The Institution at Philadelphia was tlfctliird es
tablished, and contaitfs about one hundred and thirty
pupils. Mr. A. B. Huttou is the Pi-incirjL
The next Institution was the Ohio, at Columbus, .
commenced by MrJH. N. Hubbell, in 1829. It
contains about one hundred and thirty pupils. Rev.
J. Addison Gary, from the New York Institution, is
now the Superintendent, assisted by six. instructors.
The Institutions at Indianapolis, Indiana, Mr. J.
I. Brown, Superintendent, and at Jacksonville, Il
linois, under Mr. Thomas Officer, were commenced
by teachers from the Ohio Institution. Both have
new, large and commodious buildings, and are very
flourishinor. i
The, Virginia Institution, at Staunton, under the
charge of Rev. J. I). Tyler, -and the North Carolina
Institution, at Raleigh," under Mr. Wim D. Cooke,
have the Blind connected with the Deaf and Dumb.
The Kentucky Institution is located at Danville.
Mr. J.'vl. Jacobs lis charge ofit. This Institution .
and the American Asylum, each received from Con
gress a township Of land, a number of years since.
, The Tennessee Institution at Knoxville, after a
temporary suspension for the erection of buildings,
is now ready to commence operations again.
There are small schools in t Georgia, and South
Carolina, and the Missouri Legislature, at its last
session, made appropriations for a school at Fulton.
Other Institutions are planted in the North Western,
and South Western States, and will no doubt before
many years become fully established. The Rev.
Thomas II. Gallaudet, LL. D;, recently deceased,
was the frst to introduce into this country, from
France,, tie art of Deaf mute instruction, and before
his death he had the great satisfaction of seeing the
far reaching results of his early labors. Many, in
the realms of glory, w ith rejoicing hearts will meet
him, to join w ithout interrujtion in singing the song
of redeeming love and praising God for the privi
leges thev enjoyed on earth of learning the truth
as it is in Jesus, though they could not while below
either hear his name or speak his praise.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
CORPORATION PRCOEEDINGS. '
Kalejgh, December 19th, 1851.
The Board of Commissioners assembled this
evening pursuant to adjournment -present, Wm.
Dallas Haywood, Intendant, and John Hutehins,
W. IL McKee Edward Yarborough, C. B. Boot,
T, K. Fentress, W.; W. Ilplden and C. AY. D.
Hutchings,. Commissioners. . - .
The Committee; appointed at the. last meeting
submitted the following report :
To the Intendant and Boara of Commissioners qf
the City of Rideiyh.
Gentlemen :rWe have taken into considera
tion the matters referred fo us by the Board at its
last meeting, and ask leave to report as follows. 4
1st. We recommend that the public wells in-
the City be deepened, so as to ensure a full" sup
ply of water, and widened, if necessary ; and that
metal forcing pumps be substituted 'for the present
wooden lifting pumps. Also, that other Avells be
sunk, as they may be' deemed necessary by the
Board.
2d. We recommend that a committee be ap
pointed to inquire into the expediency and practi
cability of constructing Cisterns or Reservoirs in -various
pars of the City, as an additional safe
guard against fire, and that said committee report, .
to the boarc the result of their inquiries at the
earliest' monient which may be compatible with a
faithful discharge of their duty.
3d. Also, that the two Eny-ines belonmnfr to the
City, be put at. once in the best order and kept so.
. ' 4th. Alst, that additional hose, and that ladders,
fire-hooks, and axes of the most approved kind for
fire purpose,-be at Once procured, and that a sup
ply of powder, in kegs, be kept constantly on
hand, and ready for use.
5th. Also, that an Engine and fruard house of
briek, and fire-proof, be constructed immediately
on Market Square, and that the engines, hose, buck
ets, fire-hooks, ladders, axes, powder and everything
essential to the fire Department, be kept therein ;
that a mort; efficient organization of the fire' de
partment shall be had, and: that a Chief of the fire
department be annually appointed by the board, at
a salary of one hundred dollars per annum, w hose
duty it shall be to have charge of the Engine-house,
Engines, and indeed, every thing appertaining to
this department to' see that the engines are kept
in order, and the materials for use in ease of fire,
always on Jiand, and who shall be responsible to
the Board fur the faithful discharge of his duties,
to be hereafter more fully defined and set forth.
- Gth. Also, that a committee be appointed to
take into consideration the practicability of sinking:
an artesian well at some point in the City ; and
also, of conveying water in pipes from some stream"
into the City, and that they report the result of
their inquiries' and investigations to some future
meeting of the Board. ! .
7th. The committee would also recommend that
the board at once borrow the sum of one thou
sand dollars, for the purpose of accomplishing the
objects above set forth.
Respectfully submitted,
. I W. W. HOLDEN,
i E. YARBOKOUGH,
T. R. FENTRESS,
i JOHN IIUTCHINS.
, ' Committee.
The above Report; after, consultation and some
amendments-, was unanimously accepfed and adopt
ed, and its provisions were declared a portion of
the City Ordinances, i . - .
The Intendant appointed the following mem
bers a committee on the first section of the report,
to-w;it: John Hatchins, T. R. Fentress, aiid C. Wv
D. Hutchings. . "
And the follow inr members a committee on the
second section, to-wit : W'.'W. Ilolden, C. B. Root
and W. II. McKee. .
The Intendant was requested to give his person
al attention fco the third and fourth sections;
Committee on the fifth section, to-wit: John
Hutehins, Edward Yarborough and C. W. D.
Hutchings. 1
" Committee on the sixth section, to-wit : T. R.
Fentress, W. H. McKee and C. AY. D. Hutchings.
AY. AAr. Ilolden, City Treasurer, was appointed
to carrV put the seventh section. ;
On motion of Dr. McKee, these proceedings
were directed tobe published in the city papers
for the information of the citizens.
The Board adjourned. , "
pitcaien's Island.
The following is extracted from the notes of a
visit by the Commander of - the Cookatriee, British
man-of-war, to this port, now inhabited by the des
cendants ot the mutineers of the 13 ntish shlp.
Bounty. -V. Y. Tribune. .
Some of the women accompanied us, and en
tertained rue very much by their lively and cheery
ful conversation. . I learned from them that thev do,
! the most laborious work, such as preparing the
j ground for planting, digging potatoes aud yarns,!
which they have to earry some distance to their
nouses uy rougn and precipitous patns. iney.
also thatch , the roofs, ofjok, wash, and attend to
other domestic duties, w hile the men are emnloved
building houses, and in other-mechanical work, as
I vv;ll 'as fishing, and hunting goats. The children
j have; not much attention paid them, after theyare
able to run about; when they are seven years old
they are sent to school, and attend regularly until
fourteen. Consequently there is not a soul o'n tlie
island that cannot read and write : most of them
are exceedingly intelligent and well Informed, in
- 1 deed much more so than it is possible to conceive,
j from ther isolation and little intercourse with the
t world.
GENERAL - INTELLIGENCE.
But what must strike strangers more than any
thing else, is the happy manner in which they live
together: there does not appear to be a jealousy or
bad thought iexisting among them, the women in
particular;, are very fond of ach other, such a thing
as a quarrel' between them never occurs ; and noth
ing can happen to any one on., the island without
its' being a source of grief to all, they are ' so knit
together by friendship and love.
A magistrate is Appointed yearly by a majority
of votes; all,! both male and femaleabove eighteen
years of aye, are voters. He has the management
of the affairs Cof the island and settles disputes,
wkh. the assistance of a jury if necessary. Should
any decision be deemed unsatisfactory, they do not
quarrel over at, but let the subject drop, arid refer
it by mutual .'consent to the captain of the first man-of-war
that visits them, with the express under
standing that diis decision is final. The magistrate
takes charge of any spirituous liquors that may be
given them by ships visiting the islancL and issues
a small portion to any one' who wishes it on holi
days, of which they have but two in' the year, one
to celebrate the arrival of the Bounty, in January,
the other the Queen's birthday by this means
drunkeuss is entirely avoided However, they are
not addk-ted to it. I was told by Arthur Quintal,
that such a crime had not taken place for thirteen
years. . j -1 ' ; ;
FIRE IN CAMDEN.
Our contemporary ofi the Camden Journal sent
us only a ha.slieet Wednesday, owing to an oc
currence of tire in tlie Printing office. -Tiie fire was
discovered before it had made much progress, and
the timely .arrival of the Engines, with, the assis
tance of the citizens it was arrested without doing
a great, deal of. damage. The fire originated
through jthe carelessness of one of the boys leaving
a box of kishes on the floor, which he had taken
from thefetove the day previous, in which it is sup
posed there were some live coals. Palmetto State
JJanncr.i j
LATEST NEWS
iEXCITIira FROM FRANCE.
Just before jour paper w ent to press, we obtain
ed front a friend, an " Extra" from the 'sStar Office,"
containing telegra)hic news from the Richmond
Times, of another ..revolution in Taris, in which
Louis Xapolean is reported to have dissolved the
National Assembly, and arrested a large number of
members opposed to his policy, including Thiers,
Changarnver and other distinguished persons. .
Three hundred members are said to have given
.in their adhesion to the' President, who has pub-.
lished a new projet : of government, the substance
of which Is, that he shall be re-elected President
by universal suffrages at the approaching election.
He appeals directly to the people from the reac
tionary tendencies of the late Assambly, and prom-
rises to Ixnv to the popular will. Paris is in a state
of siege. The troops have broken down all the.
barricades erected to resist them, and every tiling
is in the hands of the usurper." Should this news
be confirmed we will give the details hereafter.
THE CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON ON FIRE.
Dec. 24, 3 2t) o'clock, P. M.
"We stop the press at the last moment, to say
that a telegraphic despatch has just been received
in this city, announcing the destruction by fire, of, a
portion of tlie Capitol at "Washingtonthe Library
partially the Document Room totally lost loss
of public Documents irreparable great consterna
tion. Fire somewhat abated when despatch left.
The following Ode came too late to ,be inserted
in its regular order :
For the Weekly Post.
ODE FOR! CHRISTMAS DAY OF 185L
Come all ye pious sons of earth,
And celebrate the Saviour's birth ;
With cheerful hearts your voices raise,
And join in notes of loudest praise.
Born but to suffer, bleed and die
His life he yields, and from on high,
Redemption brings with a lree grace,
For all our sinful, fallen race.
None other blood but His could do, .
He died far Gentile and the Jew ;
Atonement made for all mankind,
And by Him, all salvation find.
Though death prostrates and lays us low,
Yet by His blood we feel and know,
Our sins Forgiven, we feel no dread,
While Christ retnainB our living head.
Then, Oh:! bur Saviour, Lord, descend,
For on thy grace we all depend;
Fill all our souls with love and peace,
And may our faith in thee increase,
V. T. B.
THE LATEST MARKETS.
RALEIGH MARKET Wholesale Prices.
reported expressly for the wf-eklt rost,
By JORDAN WOMBLE,
Grocer, Margate Street, Raleigh. -
' - . Thursday, December 23.
Beef, on the hoof, 00, g hundred.
Butter Fresh, 20c; y lb - !
Corn -80 85c y bushel. .
Flonr $4 00 ( !$4 50, as to quality. '
Fodder 90c, $1 00, hundred.
Hides Dry, lOq, in barter.
Meal 90 95c; busliel.
Peas White, SOe.y bushel ; Yellow, 70 75c, bushel.
Pork $7 00, small supply.
MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
MARRIED.
In Weldon. on thft loth instant, by John Campbell, Lso.
Mr. 'illiam H, Judkin and Miss Narcissa A. Moyler, both
of Sbsscx county, .Vial
In ; Weidon, on t.hfc lJth instant, by Richard Harrison, Esnr.
Dr. J. R. Walker, jf Virginia, and Martha A., eldest daugh
ter of Spencer L. fkirt, of Edgecoinbe, N. C.
In RHxalM'th Citvionthe4th instant, bv Rev. Win. J. N'r-
fleet, Mr: John M . nuttle and Miss Ann B. Long, daughter of
Mr. James S Ing,iall of Elizabeth City.
In Washington, by the Rev. Mr. Stratton, Mr. Henry L.
Harvey and Miss Margaret Robbing.
In Yorkville, S. G., on th 11th instant, by Rev. g. L Wat
son. Mr. Davrd Hemphell, of Georgia and Miss Isabella
Carrol, of Spartanburg District."
At Windv Hill, SI. on the 13th ult., by Rev. M. limes,
AT, T W Mnrrnv and Misa A. T. Cox
In Salem, on tbe JTth instant, by Revi. J. H. Parker, Mr. J-
- -mm- f .... t 1 1 . J
In Rowan countyjon the 3d instant, by Prof. S. B. O. 'VVil-.-l
8n, Mr. Robert A. Johnson and Miss Cynthia Caroline,
M i Attin ann .Tiiss uauia j iicuucraun.
d.iuohter ot Marcus It.. tt.ees).
C! " .
tn-ave. Kvi.. Mr. Charles D Smith'i of Salisbury, and Misa
yid
county, on the 11th instant, bv Samuel Har-
Sarah E. Wiseman, daughter of James Wiseman, Esq.
In Rowan county.jon the 2d inst by John McCongaughy,
Esq , Mr. Jacob Meauj ar! Miss IN ajicy Rex.
In Havwood connty, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. B.
: Turner, "Mr. Newton Ratclif and Mias Mary M. Rogers,
daughter of Mr. Cy rus Rogers "
In New Orleans, on the 20th November, Mr. S. P. Kilhan,
formerly of Lincoln icountv, N. C, and MissJMarie Fclicei
Beau vis, daughter of Ithe Mayor of Jefferson City-.
Mr Kmnon PKil!ir)6and Miss Marv Ann Monroe
At Kockhsh Village, unmoerlana county, onia luaijiin,
Irr Moore county, on the ISth ult., Mr. Wesley F. Sowe
and Miss Christian McKenzie. Also, Mr. John A. Camer
Monroe.'
So well
and Mias Sarah L. Blue.
Tn I n,m Itn fK lAtli inotant. Mr.
'
Malcom Kefty
'
n,l Mi ',n,v McDonald.
! la Mxre county, on-the 7th instant, Mr. Calvin Blake ana
lvin Blake and
In Anson county. Mr. J. W. Cox and Miu Mary Ann Hen
- ry. Ate, Mr. J. Birmicghjon and Mia Minerva Kdg.
IS1"1 -COumy' Carey "Bennet, Esq., and Mias'Eliu.
T iSkS re CUDty' Mt 550,11,161 D- Stewart and Misa Martha
Lowborn.! ,
Mi &90F!iC,TT n the ult Mr. Waiis IV
Moore, and
Joseph Thompson,
in Columbia, S. C, on the 12ih ult br ih Rev I"M
MTrnki Cf tl' f W&&J5 Diricd
Mrs. R A. Penkins, of Effingham, Darlington Dist.
Fan, UV H UrR 'r M:h the Rev. James
tant, Mr. p. H. M.irks, oi Columbia and Mi. F.miU J.n.
Snead, daughter of Mr. R. R. Snead, ot Col Sri
In WilmiBRtcn. on the 18th instant. by Vh. RPv Dr Dn
m&on mkr and MlS9 Ann y- SSS
In EverittsTille, Wayne county, on the 17th instant bv th.
Rev, Dr. Drane, Dr. Joel D. Battle-and Mtss Harriet D
Mnvva,rm,0th.f ,8t!l IT?' hy $i Rev G- F- Bahnson.
Mr. William bhultz and Mise Lucia Foltz. all of Salem '
In Davidson county, on the 18th instant, bv the Rev Ashlev"
Fwaim, Mr. Wesley Welsh, of Guilford, and Mias Elizabeth
Teague.
. DIED.
Dupree. Mr. J . B. B., aged 28 years, in. Newberry 'District
b. C, on the 3d instant. y
Latta.Mrs. Camilla, wife of Mr. WiUiam a. Latta fd
39 years, in Yorkville, S. C, on the 29th ult. f 7
Mnsh, Mr. John T., ageJH) years, in Anson county. '
Cuthbertson, Dr. D. H.; aged 84 years, in Monroe c'otmtv
Smith, Henry A., aged 29 years, in Salisbury, on the i5th
instant.
Montgomery, Mr. Geo., in Iredell county, on the 14th inst.
Moore, Mr. Benjamin C.aged 56 years, in Spring Garden,
Diew Hanover county, on the 2 1st tilt.
Foy, Mr. Joshua, aged 64 years, in Onslow county, on the
15th instant.
Russell Mrs. Hannah J., aged 43 years, in Onslow county,
on the 14th instant. ... ,
rjiily' Jaines B- B., aged one year and two months, son
of W. G. and E. A. Kilkelly, in V eldon, on the 10th instant.
Gibbs, Jesse B., aged 39 years, in Hyde couuty, on tbe 23d
ot November. f
Pool, Joshua A., aged 64 years, in Elizabeth City.
Patterson, Mary Alice, 'daughter of John II. Patterson, Esq. "
liif Petersburg, Va.
Poinsett, Hon. J. R ,aged.73 years, in Stateborg, Sumter
District, S. C. , i ' r
Roberts. Mrs., wife of Mr. David ; Roberts, near Asheville,
on the 1 3th instant. .5
Baird, Mrs. Caroline M., aged 27 years, in Aslievilie, on the
24 th iSovember. 1 .- i
Bumpass.'Rev. S. D., aged 43 years, in Snlistsjrj-, on the
11th instant. Mr. B. was the Editor of the "Weekly Mes
sage." - - ,
Bumpass, Terrillius Sidney, nged 4 years, son of li'cv. S. D.
Bumpass, in Greensboro', on the 8th instant.. "
ADVERTISEMENT'S
PROSPECTUS
FOR A PAPER TO BE PUBLISHED IN RALEIGH, TO BE CALLED
THE LHTE GIRAFFE.
Some folks think.it a great thing, when they can sav that
they have " seen the elephant :" and it is true' that the sight
of this " two-tailed monster " has cost -many a green 'un, a
right smart pile ; but what is the sight of his huge animalsiip,
ponderous, clumsy and uncouth, compared with th. clean '
limns, erect lorm -and model proportions ot The Gtrajfe.f
And 'tis not every one that can boast of having ever seen on
of the royal fanulv we mean a rcal jrr one. hnmo 'nuv i
have seen an uffigy of our graceful self, fluffed and even for
that, they nad to-pay a quarter or a halt. I his advertisement,
then, is to let "alt the rrortd, and half Nantucket" know,
that a Simon pures lire Giraffe, intends to locate himself in
the" City of Oaks," where he' hopes to rear a numerous pro
geny, and submit them for inspection to the " gaze, of an ad
miring world." -
The undersigned proposes Jto publish" a weekly prtpeV in this
city, on a medium sheet, with new types, press aud Ink ! ot
the above title " rich rare and apiry," to be what its name
indicates, " lofty" in its attitude and proud and noble in its
bearing. No vulgar broyings of a " John Donkey," or th
senseless chattering of a " Baboon," or the shrill noise of the
rough, ungallant Elephant," or the lence-rail peregrinations
of a poisonous " Scorpion," or the back-biting slang of a " Tat
tler," shall find a place in its Columns. The Giraffe shall
stand "tall,'.' above the grovel lings of vulgarity, abuse and
calumny ; its " high " aim shall be to elevate, edil'y and amuso
and in endeavoring to accomplish these pretensions, whilo
wa shall sometimes be very " sharp " ana "pointed " in our
remarks, yet so "keen" and "polished" shall be the "blade"
with which we make the incision, that the "patient" Khali-
not feel the " knife " in a word, where we find the use of the
" steel " nceessaryithe subject shall be so V-omptelely lulled
under .the Cftliroform of good breeding and inoffensive, hu
morous wit, that he shall arise froin the operation in a delir- r
ium of delight. ,
s And the Ladies (Heaven save 'em !) need not fear us. Let
them look at our uraeefu!, delicate form, nhd thev will at '
onco see a firm, fast friend, with an " ankle," so neat and clean,
that any of them might envy ; a " neck and shoulders" that
put to the blush any ball room goddess, and a " dress," which
for Beauty of spots, colors and glossiness of texture, far out- f
shining all your silks, briiliantmc?, &.e. They need not be j
ashamed to bo found in our company. Nothing that can call
the crimson tinge to the. modest cheek, shall disgrace our un- .
sullied name, but sparkling wit, lively repartee, the innocent'
jest and amusing story, shall form an a'grecable compound.
And being something of a " star-gazer," and possessing a
propensity to " soar into the clouds," .We shall, hxm our near
proximity to their sphere, woo the "gentle Nine" for some,
of their sweet strains, with w hich to captivate and entertain
our fair readers. In a word, we shall always cause a flutter
ing of "ribands" and a snapping of " corset-strings," at each
regulntweckly visit. . -,
"The Giraffe" shall be made, a graceful and welcome
visitor, to all whoJaspire" to cultivate its acquaintance, and
though carrying a " high head " and rather " aristocratic " de-. -.
nieanor, it will not get . "above itself," but will always re
member that its home is on . this " mundane sphere," and
shape its course accordingly ; and though so " lofty " as to ,
sceni ine pure oreezes as iney jirtsi come uown irom neaven,
yet it wilhever endeavor to gather aroptid it the cents which
aives it life and vigor. And on no occasion shall we " come
tne Giraffe " over our patrons, by doing more or less than we
here promise.
1 o drop simile he Oiraffe iso he a lively-, sparkling
innocent family paper devott-d to (keeping things right) thu
cultivation of morality, virtue and all the social qualities that
adorn the heart, and give zest, piquancy and happiness to life. .
V ice m all its torms, shall receive Irom its. columns, a st-m
rebuke and an unyielding frown, whilst mirth, jovialitv and
genteel aiid innocent amusement, will rind an untlinching ad
vocate. As we- said at the onset, it shall be rich rare and
spicy ; seeking to secure the smiles and patronage of the vir
tuous and the good, ano to tear irom the path ot morosenesu
and lanaticism, the hydra-headed monsters ol enthusiasm,
and encourage the lively exercise "of the gay and jo.via.l, pro
pensities with which nature's god has endowed his creatures
We. shall present eveiy wcek.-an original engraving or
caricature, fresh, from the pencil of the Artist, to illustrate
some, tale or ezpuve tbe doings about our town, or that of our
sister towns. . -
First number will appear in January.
Terms. Two Dollars per annum, payable in advance.
Postmasters will please act as our Agents, and solicit sub
scribers when conrenierit for which service, wo will forward
the paper, and allow 10 per cent, on all money they may
collect. WESLKY WHITAKER,
Editor and Proprietor. '
Raleigh, Dee: 27, 1351. ,tf.
MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY.
PURSUANT to an Act "of Incorporation, a Company
has been formed under, the name and iyle of "The .
GREESsBoRot'H Mvtual I.fSt'R A.NTE Company," and fully or
ganized by an appointment f.f the following officers, viz.
OFFICERS.
James Sloan, .President.
S. G CorriN, Vice President.
Peter Adams,.... Sec. and Treasurer.
C. P. Mexde.-vhall .Attorney.
Jons A. Mebane, i ; '
W. J. McCokxel. Executive Committee.
Wx. S. Ra
XKFN, )
DIRECTORS. v
James Sloax,
W. j: McCox.vel,
WlLLrAM S Ra.vkix,
Jed H. Lixdsay,
SHVBAL G. COFFIJT,
"William H. Reese,
Joh.v A. MebaKe,
Aahrew Weatmerly,
C. P. Mevdenhall,
Lyndox Swaim,
Jfsse Shelly,
Josatha.v W. Filxd.
1 yre Glex.v,
This Company has now been in successful operation for..
several months, and will take risks uon Uwotling. Houses;
Stores, aud oiher Buildings, Merthandize, Furniture, Pro
duce, &c. The object of this organization is to afTord a sys-.
tern of Insurance which shall operate for the mutual benefit
of all its-members. '
The peculiar advantage arising from this mode of Insurance
is, that the aHsured pay no more than the actual ' k.ssea
and espentH-s of the Company, and experience has proved the
safety of Mutual Insurance Companies, as well as the great
s-iwin.Ttr, it members : and no stronger arsrurnent fan be pro
duced in their favor, than the confidence which they receiv
from the entire community, where such Companies arc in suc
cessful operation
Any information respecting the principles of the Company
will be cheerfully furnished bv the Secretary, or any of its
Agents. PEjTER ADAMS, Secretary.
The Subscriber having been .appointed Agent, will receive
.n.,i;,..tinn. a n.t maid mrvpiri in pfleet Insurance in saiu
(SZy . : GEORGE T. COOKE,
jmpany.
Aent jor Raleigh
December 8th, 1851.
THE NORTH-CAROLINA READER.
A RRANGEMENTS to supplytl
tbe demand for this book.
r in th llltr-Tiint HllinilfU OI .'UIM' v.iiviuia,t
fl OI io
rth Carolina, thave been
completed, and a new edition is now realtor aenvery. i oe
Chairman of the Board of Supenntendente " caxh ocnjnty is
hereby constituted an agent to supply the Schools ; and all
such are requested to address the undersigned at Greensboro' '.
Some of tlie Superintendents Iiave resolved to purchase at
their evn risk, a supply for the Free Schools ; and all the Su
perintendents, will hnd it to their interest to pursue such a
course, and. write to the -underfigned. C. H. WILEY.
Grecnsborough, Dec. 17, 1851. tf.
FEMALE SCHOOL.
HILLSBOROUGH, NT C.
i rrHE winter Session of Mr. and Mrs. Bcawnx's School
I X will begin on Thursday, tbe 15th January net. Board
' can be had in the Family ol the Principal. For terms, c.
, cn h.e had in th(-' iimily
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Hillsboro', N. C.
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