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SS fESS2 EALEIGH, NORTH-CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1855 Volume XXL Number 1091. I wm.r I -V--- i THE llnrijj-Cflrnlina itankrii wTivl7iam w. holden, Editor and Proprietor. FRANK. I.

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SEPT. 15. 1855. THE SALEM MOB. We copy from the Salem "Press" an article which that paper styles a true statement of the facts" in relation to the mob in Salem.

The Press" strives to create the impression that the insult offered to Dr. Riddick was unpremeditated that there was no understanding beforehand in to it among the rowdies assembled on the occasion. NW, we learn that it is a notorious fact about Salem, that the contemplated row was known even among the boys of the village, at least an hour before it took place which goes to show that the whole affair was premeditated and pre-arranged by older heads. We learn that the language used towards Dr. Rid-dick was of the most shocking and blasphemous nature threats were thrown out that if he made his appearance on the street, he would be shot, torn to pieces, together with oaths and curses uttered, it is stated, in part by members of the Church too honible to be repeated.

The Pre-is" admits that the rowdies referred to did use insulting language towards Dr. Rtfdick and this, of itself, was a provocation to a breach of the peace. That paper adds that they did not attempt any violence on his person but it does not deny that they threatened to take his life in case he made his appearance on the street. The Press also attaches but slight importance to the treatment of Dr. Riddick next morning, when he was on his way home, and when near the Bank.

The Hughes, it seems, according to the "Press" and some of his brother scamps only saluted the Doctor with bells and tin pans that was all they did not leave Hughes' premises. The "Press" is evidently tickled with this part of the outrage and we think it more than probable that Hughes, who is doubtless a K. has already received the thanks of his brethren of Salem for the display he made on the occasion of his 4' intense American feelings. All this took place in the quiet and peaceable town of Salem an inoffensive, honorable man was insulted twice by assemblages of rowdies, instigated by their leaders and superiors, and his life threatened for no other reason than that he had chosen to think and act for himself in politics! His crime was that he had joined and afterwards denounced the Know Nothings! This is "Americanism" is it? This is the party of liberty the party which puts no shackles upon the mind or body the party of Americans, of Washington, of free thought God deliver the country from such an organization, say we 1 "By their fruits shall ye know them." Suppose Dr. Riddick had gone into the street, as he hnd a right to do, and his life had been taken in the fight that would have ensued upon whose skirts would his blood have been Answer us that, ye long-faced hypocrites! ye gooa citizens, who, though ye dare not justify open mob violence, are yet ready to excuse approaches to mob law, and a consequent (shedding of human blood.

Look at Louisville the blood of twenty naturalized citizens, slain as the result of the Know yoth-inn cries to Heaven for venireance. It -j 1 was there that your Order burned and sacked hous est, drove and beat naturalized citizens from the polls, and made war, with the bowie and revolver, upon women as well as upon boys and men 1 We enter our solemn protest against any and every thing which may be calculated to lead to similar scenes in North Carolina. Let men do as they wish in poll tics let them vote, or refuse to vote let them go for their principles, or abandon their principles, or advocate no principles at all let them be Know Nothings, or Democrats, or Whigs, or anti-Know Nothings, and sustain or approve whom they please for office but keep your pistols and your bowie knives, if you have them, in your houses threaten no man's life for the exercise of his independent judgment in political affairs and let all stand or fall as the people, actuated by pure motives and governed by reason, may decide. Distant be the day when any other views of the rights and duties of the shall prevail in North Carolina The respectable the better portion of the people of Salem no doubt regret this 'occurrence, which is calculated, as they must feel, to irjure the character of their town. Our remarks are not intended for them, but for those who took part in the mob, or who now endeavor to justify and excuse it Public Address.

An address will be delivered- hy Charles C. Raboteau, at the Temperance on Market Square, before the Raleigh Typo graphical Society, at its first anniversary, on Satur day evening next, the 15th inst Ladies and gentle men are respectufully invited to attend. VW We invite attention to the communication aaareised to the stockholders of the C. Wes tern Railroad to tax-payers and State bond hold ers." It' was received on Monday last, but not in we tor our last isBue. "We repeat, that we consider Mr.

Barringer's last statement as establishing the proof that the honor of our country was bargained off at the last Presidential election between the Pierceites and the Romish Hierarchy; and that Postmaster General Campbell is as much the appointee of Pope Pius IX. as if he had been sent directly from that seething cess-pool of corruption, the Court of Rome itself. Raleigh Reqister. Now, Mr. Barringer in what the Register rather sneeringly stylos his "last statement" emphatically declares that, in his opinion, there is no foundation for the charge preferred by Mr.

Rayner, and so often repeated by the latter gentleman and the Register but that paper, affecting to know Mr. Barringer's mind better than he does himself, and at the same time deliberately contradicting what that gentleman has said on the subject, repeats the charge, on bare suspicion, without proof, and that too in a matter vitally touching the character and the honor of the country. The Register refers to Mr. Baringer's last statement" why has not that paper given his other and former statements to its readers? Why are his letters of the 6th and 23d July still svppressed not Mr. Barringer speak out again in this matter? Does he not owe it to himself and to the cause of truth, to publish the whole correspondence between himself and Mr.

Rayner? The writer of this article for the Register says he believes the honor of our country was bargained off at the last Presidential election hetween the Pierceites and the Romish Hierarchy; and that Postmaster General Campbell is as much the appointee of Pope Pius IX as if he had been sent directly from that seething cess-pool of the Court of Rome itself." Now, we arc just charitable enough to entertain the opinion that the writer lelieces no such thing. What are the proofs Why, at first they were, that the Pope's Nuncio predicted to Mr. Barringer that Mr. Campbell "would be" appointed: now thev are. that the Pope's Nuncio heard of the appointment before Mr.

Barringer did! Wrhv. according to this mode of reasoning the Spanish Government, which is Catho lic, and under the influence of the Pope, could be charged with, and convicted of, the crime of murdering Gen. Taylor! for Mr. Barringer says, in his kuov siaiciuciu, mat iue ojiiiiiMi juv ti mucin heard of Gen. Taylor's death before he did.

If the fact that the Spanish Government heard first of the appointment of Mr. Campbell, (which information was communicated to the Nuncio, and by bim to Mr. Barringer,) is proof that that appointment was the result of a corrupt bargain, then the fact that the Government referred to was the tirst to hear of Gen. Taylor's death, is proof that it knew he would die, and that it had some hand in causing his death. Such is the logic by which it is sought to establish this miserable calumny Has not the Editor of the Register seen Gen.

Scott's letter, denying for himself and his opponents this charge of a bargain with the Romish. Church No doubt he has. Yet he suppresses that letter, as he is suppressing Mr. Barringer's of the 6th and 23d July. The Register speaks of the Court of Rome as a cess-pool of corruption." We are as much opposed as the Register is to the Romish Church, and to the corruptions of the Papal Court, and shall neither defend the one nor offer excuses for the other; but there was a cess-pool" of broken down politicians in Convention in Philadelphia, not lonjr since.

which in our judgment was no better or purer than the Court of Rome." That cess-pool elected as its Chaplain a Yankee abolitionist, who holds the doctrine that all will be saved that the criminal, red with the blood of murdered innocents, will take position side by side in Heaven with the meek, the unbloody, and the "pure in heart!" That is a specimen, Mr. Register, of the religious opinions of your Philadelphia cess-pool." NOBLY DONE. At a meeting of the citizens of Wilmington, held on Tuesday morning last, a resolution was unanimously adopted authorizing the Commissioners of the town to subscribe one thousand dollars for the relief of Norfolk and Portsmouth the amount to be equally divided between the two cities. A commit tee was also appointed to solicit subscriptions from the citizens. Fayetteville, we learn, has contributed about $500 Greensborough about $300; and at a meeting held in Granville last week, some three or four hundred dollars were contributed in money and provisions.

Recently, the proprietor and visiters at Jones' Springs, Warren, contributed within a frac tion of $100. The people of Baltimore have increased their con tributions to and Petersburg, Philadelphia, Boston and New York are adding to theirs. Various towns in the interior of Virginia are sending in contributions. Savannah, Charleston and New Orleans have sent what is more important than money a large number of physicians and nurses. This sympathy, thus practically evinced, is highly creditable to human nature; The world is not all evil, as the misanthropic would have us believe the good predominates, shedding the light of hope and consolation even over the dark "valley and shadow of death." Governor Shannon.

St. Louis, Sept. 10. Gov. Shannon, of Kansas, arrived at Westport on the 31st where he was serenaded, and in reply made a speech in which he said he regarded the Legislature legal and its acts binding, and that he would exert ins authority to enforce them.

He al so declared himself in favor of the establishment of slavery in Kansas. The K. N. papers of this State denounced the President for appointing Gov. Reeder, who, they charged, was a Freesoiler though Gov.

Reeder is a Nebraska man, and took ground in his message to the Kansas Legislature in favor of the right of the people of the Territories to determine the question of slavery for themselves. The new Governor, Shannon, has declared for slavery in Kansas. We shall now see whether the K. N. papers referred to will even lay this fact before their readers.

Know Nothing Rule An Insolvent City. The Philadelphia Ledger slmws that the amount in the hands of the Treasurer of that City is only $90,000, while there are about $900,000 of outstanding debts. The most of these debts have been contracted under Know. Nothing rule. Thus it is that this vile ism, in the bands of cormorant crews of office-holders, not only injures the character of the country, but entails bankruptcy and enormous taxes on one of the iWdiDgatieoftUBioa Yellow Fever at Norfolk and Portsmouth.

The intelligence from Norfolk and Portsmouth is still gloomy and distressing. We give below, from the Petersburg Express and other papers, some of the details of the pestilence. The papers of Norfolk have all been suspended Special Correspondence of the Express. LATER FROM PORTSMOUTH. Death of Wm.

Collins, Esq. Hi Brother gone also Robert T. Scott DyingList of Deaths Only two Ministers in Town The Rev. Messrs. Chxs-holm and Eskridge improving.

Portsmouth, Sept 9tb, 1855. Dear Express The gloom thickens around us, as death goes on mowing down the noblest ainoog us, as well as those of all classes. One of our best men was buried to-day I refer to Dr. Wm. Collins, President of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company.

At all times he was one of our most efficient and valuable men. No man has done more to build up and advance the interests of our town. I cannot here attempt a fit tribute to him. Multitudes far and wide will fondly cherish his memory. He died yesterday at the country seat of the late Gen.

John Hodges, near this place, where he had located his family. His brother, J. W. Collins, died yesterday. Also, since yesterday, among those who have died, I ntme John Nash (ship carpenter,) Mrs.

C. T. Myers, Mrs. George Topping, Mrs. Jas.

Totterdale, and Drs. Howie, Marshall and Smith. Robert T. Scott, who has had in charge the Provision store, and has been very active is said to be in a dying condition. The Rev.

Mr. Hume of the Baptist Church, and the Rev. Mr. Devlin of the Catholic Church are the only two pastors in town to-day. They have been constantly engaged since the fever broke out save a short period when they were, successively, sick.

The Rev. Mr. Chisholm, already reported at the Hospital, is said to be iinprovinjr. The Rev. V.

Esk- ridgc is considered doing well. Yours, A correspondent of the Baltimore Sun mentions the death of Mr. bitten, clerk in the house of Messrs. Tabb Co. Miss Saunders, niece of James Saunders, Secretary of the Howard Association Mrs.

llarwood, wile of Henry Uarwood Miss Mc-Gowan and Miss Selden, of Smith's Point; Mrs. Bryant, Church street; Miss Cephart; Master Dolin; and Mr. Solomon, a druggist from Baltimore, who was acting as druggist at the Hospital. Also, Miss Mary Sa-tndeis, daughter of Mr. Saunders, of the Farmer's Bank.

Miss Andrews, of Syracuse, is said to be quite well. From ten to twelve iases of smallpox are reported to have occurred in Norfolk last week. The aspect of affaiis in Norfolk is said to be tru ly heart-rending. It is believed on all hands, that every man, woman and child in the place will be ta ken down before the tide ol disease is completely arrested. The Transcript states that all persons abroad who desire to contribute to the fund for the relief of Portsmouth are requested to remit direct to Ports mouth, to the Mayor, D.

D. Fiske, or Holt tre surer of the fund. Portsmouth is a separate and distinct place from Norfolk and delay and inconvenience may be thus obviated. Among the contributions acknowledged in the Transcript are $175 from Lancaster, $178 from the Episcopal church at Raleigh, IN. U.

Irom the White Sulphur Springs, (of which $503 90 is for Portsmouth, the balance for Norfolk) $200 from Hardv of Edenton. N. C. and toU from Lewisburg, Va. Fever in Suffolk Terrible Panic Cit'uens Flying Honors to the Ueaa.

Weldon, Monday, Sept 10, The Seaboard train is in, bringing distressing news from the Fever District Mr. Thos. Riddick, son of Rich'd Riddick, keeper of the Hotel at Suffolk, died at that town early this morning of yellow fever. He had no', been into either of the infected cities since sometime anterior to the appearance of the Fever. The town has been overflowing with refugees ev er since the appearance of the Fever in Norfolk and Portsmouth, and the death of Mr.

ItiddicK lias pio duced the most terrific confusion and alarm. The citizens and visitors are flying in every direction. The train of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad came in to-day appropriately draped in mourning, as a token of respect to the memory of their recent ly departed President, Dr. Wui. Collins, who died of fever on batarday attoinoon last, as stated in yesterday's Express.

Dr. Georce W. Peete, is much better. There are 18 nurses now here from Augusta and Savannah, en route for Norfolk. NOREOLK.

Dr. Philip Claiborne Gooch, who it was thought two or three days since, had so much improved, died in Norfolk yesterday, tie was a resiueni oi iwcn mond. and had manv friends in that city. Mr. Pike, one of the nurses from Richmond, also died at Norfolk vestcrday.

The Fever is said to be increasing at Norfolk. The deaths vesterday amounted to twenty-five. The Fever is alating at Portsmouth. The num ber of deaths yesterday amounted to twelve. Gorespoodence of the Petersburg Democrat.

Weldon, N. C. Sept 10th. The cars have arrived from Suffolk, and through the kindness of Caot. M.

F. Corbett I am enabled to iriva vou the followins items of news: The report abcut the illness of the wife and chil dren of the late lamented Dr. Collins, is untrue. They are all well, and beyond the reach of the infec tion. The fever is undoubtedly on the increase in Nor folk, and only at a stand in Portsmouth because eve ry bodv there has had it There is still a great deal of suffering in both and the Seaboard train and Bay boats it is thought will stop running, for they are sinking money pvcrv dav.

and then where will reliet to the dis trsed come from, and how The polite eentleuian to whom I have made allu sions in the first part of this letter as the source of mv information, tells me that he was in Norfolk a few davs since and saw 600 cases, and in one Ward of the Citv Hospital he saw 68 lying ill, 40 of whom were dying, and three died while he was there. He saw twelve bodies piled up in one corner of the room, like so manv dead hogs, awaiting burials.and among them was the late young Walter Scott, son of Robt. G. Scott of Richmond. It looks like a hard case that the dead should be thus huddled together, pitilessly liko a parcel of slaughtered swine, but it could not be helped, and the one who would sicken at the recital must think of the circumstances.

Not manv. from either Portsmouth or Norfolk, none from the former, have accepted the use of the tents sent down from Baltimore, in tact, although thev have been cencrouslv offered, I hear of none bein? accented at all as yet I cannot learn the number of deaths in Ports mouth or Norfolk. This seems now to be utterly impossible. No one keeps any count of them now, nor of the new cases, but Mr. Corbett informs roe that laneunge cannot express the state of affairs, nor can actual observation even, impart a correct idea.

It is horrid to think about, and far, far more horrid to see. A mournful sensation was created to-day by the appearance of the Seaboard tram in mourning. The ereneral urbanity and uniform kindness of Dr. Collins, the late beloved and worthy President of that road, had endeared him to all with whom he had intercourse, and his death is deeply lamented. I learn that the funds of the Odd-Fellows Lodge in Portsmouth, and thev had a consideble sum on battd.

have been exhausted for several weeks, nod still there are suffering widows and orphans there. A sad state of things truly. Later from Norfolk. The deaths in Norfolk on Monday amounted to about forty, and in Portsmouth to twenty-three. We give the news from the Petersburg Express of Wednesday: Feojc the Infected District.

Weldon. Sept 11. The Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad train has ar rived. I can gather but few items. Scarcely any passengers come up now from either Norfolk or Portsmouth, and the officers of the train have no heart to enquire the sad particulars.

is obtained from Norfolk, except that six physicians from the North have died. Their names could not be ascertained. In Portsmouth yerterday. the deaths numbered seventeen. Robert T.

Scott a member of the Council. and Keeper of the public Provision Store, died on bunday night last Avery Y. Williams, the nineteenth member of the Williams family that has fallen in the prevail ing epidemic, died last night The Kev. Vernon Eskridire, Chaplain in the Na vy, and formerly a member of the Virginia Metho dist Conference, is extremely ill. cv r.n.

uc tase.i in ouuoik. SPECIAL DESPATCH. Thirty-seten deaths in Korfolk on Monday Names oj me vcaa Richmond. Sept. 11.

101 P. M. From the most reliable sources, and not without some difficulty, I have obtained the following list of deaths, that occurred in Norfolk on yesterday incodore Cunningham, Ulerk in the farmers Bank. Wm. Moore, son of Horatio Moore.

Esq. Ambrose Dorney, member of the Howard Association. At the City (or Woodis) Hospital, the following persons died yesterday xj J. Mallory, John Uranberry. Mrs.

Alice Mor ris, John Keys. Joseph White. Thomas Briesrs and Mary Little. The number of deaths amounted to 37 on yester day, but the above are all the names I could obtain Henry Myers, of Richmond, is down -with the Fe ver at the City Hospital in Norfolk. 1 he Ksv.

Thomas Hume, of the Baptist Church at Portsmouth, is here, endeavoring to effect some arrangement by which the poor little orphan chil dren in Portsmouth can be transferred to this city until after the epidemic shall have ceased which is now raging. The Weldoa correspondent of the Petersburg Democrat under date Sept 11, says: "The peculiar fly that has infested the infected cities curing the prevalence of the fevef. and of which I have made arrangements to send you specimens to-morrow, is said to be dying off rapidly in JNorlolk. ihey have got as high up the road as Boykin's Depot, anl it is said appear in large num bers in bunolk. Whether their death in Norfolk may be regarded as a favorable omen or not, I cannot determine, but it is hoped that the fever has well nigh spent itself, though there are no signs of abatement yet, on the contrary, according to the population, it is raging with more violence than ever.

here, when, and how it will stop, the future can only show. No one believes that one frost will allay it a dozen, and they roust be heavy too, will be necessary, and from present indications, many weeks will elapse before they appear. In the meantime who can estimato the amount of suffering that will be experienced in Norfolk and Portsmouth The cry now is not God help the poor," but God help all, and especially the widows and orphans. The family of the lamented Dr. Collins passed through this place going South to-d-iy.

They will return soon, and pass through your city cn route for Baltimore. They are deeply distressed, and much sympathy is felt for them. Rev. Thomas Hume goes to-dav by the 2 o'clock train to Richmond, on behalf of the sufferers. lie has had the fever and recovered.

You will hardly receive letters from Portsmouth, and I fear, too, will he disappointed in getting them from Norfolk, as Capt Corbett informs me there is no one at Portsmouth to receive and attend to the mails, and it is quite possible the mail train will stop running for a while. P. S. Since writing the foregoing I have learn ed there were 35 deaths in Portsmouth during the twenty-four hours ending sunrise this morning, and a great many new cases. Thirty deaths were re ported in Norfolk for the same time, and the fever on the increase.

Among the deaths were Mrs. B. B. Walters (whose husband died lately,) Rev. Vernon Eskridge, Mr.

Vermillion, heretofore reported sick, and Mr. H. Ferebe, the superintendent of the county ferry. The disease is becoming more and more fatal, and still spreading. Where will it spread to? Soon every person living or staying in Norfolk or Portsmouth will have had it We must wait and sec.

S. Latest from Norfolk. The latest news from Norfolk and Portsmouth up to Tuesday night- is as distressing as ever. There were sixty burials in Norfolk on Tuesday, and in Portsmouth fourteen deaths up to three o'clock, P. M.

The Rev. James Chisholm, of the Protestant Episcopal Church, is among the dead and the Rev. Mr. Devlin, of the Catholic Church, had suffered a relapse, and it was thought could, not recover. Walter H.

Taylor, merchant of Norfolk, died at Baltimore of the fever, on Monday last There has been no case of yellow fever in Suf- folk since the death of Mr. Riddick. THE CROPS. We make the following extract from a letter of a late date, from a highly intelligent planter on the Roanoke: "The in this section of the Roanoke are not so good as under the circumstances might be hoped. The chinch bug.

in the early stages of the wheat crop, did it a serious injury, and the yield is very materially affected. Ihe corn crop has not es caped the blighting effects of their visitation. Where the land was not very rich, or well and con stantly refreshed by rain, the injury has been marked. Upon the whole, we shall make an aver age crop of grain. The tobacco is just now in that state that a continuation of the rains must enectual- ly ruin.

The" spot is making its appearance many localities. The health of the country has never been better at this season. I reside immediately upon the Roanoke, and have had no case of onr usual autum nal fevers. The growth of vegetation is forest-like and if the miasmatic" theories be correct, we all shall be swept away this lau. Another K.

N. Victobt. The Republican, Tu- sion Know Nothing Ticket has swept the State of Vermont Vermont was once the Whig Star that' never set" now she is all Know Nothing. Vermont was the first State to nullify the fugitive slave law. K.

N's of the South, behold your allies 1 Barbecce at Tally-Ho. A to Hon. L. O'B. Branch and Hon.

John Kerf, will be given atTally-Ho, Grapville, on Tharg- day next, the SCtb September, Thx Mobs and the Riots. A True Statement op the Facts. It so happened, that on the evening of the eventful day when John Kiddiclc arrived at lovely's Hotel, (where he always puts up when in Salem,) and was welcomed and treated with the usual civility due an acquaintance and guest, a party, by invitation, visited Waughtown with the Salem cannon, to fire salutes in honor of the victory achieved by CoL Puryear in the late Congressional cam paign and, on their return, passing along the public street, tarried a few minutes, in the middle of the street front of the hotels, and gave three cheers for Puryear. The fact then becoming known, we presume, that Riddick was present the party, in the excitement or spur of the moment, gave vent to their feelings, by denouncing him as a traitor to the American Party. 4c but did not assail the house, nor attempt any violence on the person of laaaick, who was seated in the puza of the hotel, in company with an acquaintance, where he remained a quiet spectator, until the persons composing the great mob and liot" departed peaceably on their way home with the cannon.

Mr. Riddick then invited his said acquaintance into bis room, and the night passed off quietly. So much for mob and riot" No 1. There was no spy sent into the room, and the hotel was not assailed. Every person about the premises was taken by a Rudden surprise at the unexpected demonstrations of the evening, but there was nothing more thought of it being at the time considered merely a little frolic in which mostly boys were engaged, till the indignation meeting" at Winston, manufactured it into a great mob and riot" The proceedings of the meeting remind us very much of the shearing of the hog, where there was a great cry and but little wool 1" As regards the passing entertainment next morning, we saw nothing but learn from good authority, that as John Riddick passed Mr.

Hughes' tailor shop, some three persons came out and saluted bim, the Doctor, with bells and tin pans, bat did not leave Hughes premises. There were no demonstrations of any kind at or near the Bank, all was peace and quiet there. lhese are the plain, simple facts in regard to the Riddick demonstration at Salem. And the reader will please excuse us for devoting so much space in relation to so small a matter. There are some other points in the proceedings of the meeting, which we had intended to touch, but as this article has already reached too great a length, we must defer any farther comment to a more convenient time.

As the Standared and Banner have published the proceedings of the meeting, and alluded to the circumstances editorially, they no doubf, will also give their readers ihe benefit of our statement of the 44 mobs and riots," in substance at least as a simple act of justice to a persecuted community, Salem Press. BOARD OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS. The Board of Internal Improvements held a meeting at the Executive Office, in this City, on Wednes day present, His Excellency Gov. Bragg, Pres't ex ofiiciot and Hon. Calvin Graves and N.

E. Cannady, Esq. We learn that there was an informality in the cer-j tificate of the Commissioners of the Western North Carolina Railroad Company the certificate not be-j ing under the seal, as required by the of the Commissioners and on this account the Board did not feel authorized to make the State's subscrip tion of six hundred thousand dollars. The Board will meet again, however, on the 20th of this month, -by hich time it is thought this omission can be supplied and as the Council of State will meet at the same time, that body, after the subscription shall have been made, will no doubt proceed to appoint the eight State Directors in the work, as provided in the charter. We learn that the Board, having been satisfactorily assured, by a certificate under the seal of the Atlantic 'and North Carolina Railroad Company, that the a- mount of stock required by the charter to be taken by individuals, been taken, subscribed on the part of the State two-thirds of the stock of the Company, mounting to a about one million of dollars the said amount to be raised by the State Treasurer as provided in the charter.

The charter of this Road, section 12, provides "that the Directors to be appointed by the Board of Internal Improvements, shall not enter upon their duties as members of the Board of Directors, before the next annual meeting of the stockholders after the subscription made by the State" and as the next annual meeting of the stockholders will not be held before July, 1856, the Board of Inter-nal Improvements did not deem it expedient or necessary to appoint the eight State Directors. WILMINGTON AND RUTHERFORDTON ROAD. The charter, it will be remembered, originally provided for a Rail Road from some point on the Wilmington Road to Charlotte but before its passage it was amended, and provision made for an extension from Charlotte to Rutherfordton. The friends of this important enterprise have been actively engaged, since the adjournment of the Legislature, in raising subscriptions so as to secure the charter; and we are gratified to state that the charter for the whole route has been, in all probability, by this time secured. We learn that the Road has been located from Charlotte by way -f Lincolnton to Rutherfordton distance seventy-six miles.

Lin- i coln ontJ has subsenbed $115- 000 Rutherford, $68,000 and Cleaveland, 000. The sum of $166,000 remained to be raised to secure the charter for that portion of the Road between Wilmington and Charlotte and we think we have seen it stated that the City of Wilmington i baa subscribed, or will subscribe that amount Richmond County, we learn, has subscribed $60,000. This Road is to run by Lincolnton, and the North Carolina Western Road is to run some fifteen miles north of that place. We learn that John C. McRae, of Wilmington, has been appointed Chief Engineer of the Wilmington and Rutherford Road.

This Li regarded as an excellent appointment A Mabttb to Dctt. Mr. James H. Finch, the Foreman of the Norfolk Argus office, died of yellow fever, at the residence of his brother in Petersburg, on Tuesday last Mr. Finch remained at his post for weeks, and with his own hands performed nearly all the work necessary in publishing the Argus at the same time giving what attention he could to the sick and dying around him.

No appeal of relatives, no entreaty of friends, no consideration of self could induce him to abandon what he conceived to be his duty "but at length, finding that his services could be of no further avail, as all the papers in the two Cities had suspended, all hands being sick but himself, and several of the Editors he yielded to the tears of his wife, and left for Petersburg. He arrived, there in good health, was seized in a day or two with the dread -ever, and died on Tuesday7 last, as stated. to his manes," adds the 4for a gallant andnobla oul" has 0M toiU hlftb The "Oak City Guards," Capt Harrison visited, by invitation, on Saturday last, the real- dence cf Mr. John Roaemond, a member of the i Company where they were entertained in excel 1 lent style. The dinner is spoken of as and the passed off in a pleasing and gratifying tnan- nerto all.

The Company left in a special train of the Cen-1 tral Road cars about half past ten arrived at Mr. Rosemond's about eleven and returned to the City) at six o'clock. Mr. Roscmond is a Pole by birth, and fought ii the armies of his unfortunate country in ber last struggle for independence. Wesley Whitaker, one of the mair agents on the Raleigh and Gaston road, waa badly hurt on last Wednesday evening by running into a deep cat on the central road, a few miles above here.

He and another young man were in a buggy, and took the old road as it ran before the Railroad was I built and were precipitated down an embankment some 10 or 12 feet The horse was unhurt, the bug- gy but slightly damaged, and the young man es- caped with a trifling cut on his head. Mr. Ws an-, kle was sprained or fractured, and his side badly bruised. He will probably not be able to attend to his duties for several days. We learn that his fall is not the first one into that same cut Extract from a letter from a friend in Alabama, dated August, 1855: "As for my own noble old' State I am overjoyed to find she is still true to her principles.

I hope you will not allow certain politi- cians in your City (if you can prevent it,) to make a tour to Mississippi previous to her elections as they have succeeded so admirably in Virginia in converting Democrats to K. N's and in defeating Mr. Wise, that I should really tremble for the fate of Democracy if they were to start in that direction." Aid Fob Nobpolk and Portsmouth. "We are authorized to state that Mr. Patrick McGowan, the Mail Agent on the Raleigh and Gaston Road, will receive clothing for children, mattresses, provisions, and the like, and send the same to Norfolk and Portsmouth.

The distress in the two cities is very g-eat there are many children, who have lost fxth- ers and mothers, and who are without necessary clothing. Mattresses, it is stated, are very much needed. Any thing, indeed, which can be of benefit to the suffering poor, will be thankfully received by Mr. McGowan, and promptly forwarded. Speech op Hon.

Aaeon V. Brown. We are indebted to a friend for a pamphlet copy of a speech of Ex-Governor Aaron V. Brown, of Tennessee, against the organization of the Know Nothings, delivered at Columbia, on the 23d of last month. This is one of the ablest and most eloquent efforts yet made on -the subject We hopo soon to find space for it in -the Standard.

g3? The Supreme Court of the State of Pennsylvania have refused the application of Passmore Williams for a writ of habeas corpus. The decision was made four to one. The opinion of the Court was delivered by Judge Black. SEVEN DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE, Halifax, Sept 11. The Asia arrived here this forenoon, with seven days later intelligence from Europe.

Her war news consists merely of the details of the previous battle of Tehernaya, which official ac- counts mako out as a decided victory for the Allies. The Russians had made another attack near the Cemetery. It was anticipated that Omar Pasha will definitely take command of the Army in Asia. There is nothing of importance from the Black Sea or Kara. Markets.

Liverpool, SepternVrl Dennistown's Circular' quotes cotton as stiffer, but not quotably higher, and the market firm. Sales of the week 51,000 bales. Sales to speculators 5000 bales. Ex- porters 5000. Breadstcffs.

Brown Shipley quote breadstuffs as generally unchanged, and market dull Corn declined one shilling. Other circulars say corn ia inactive. There was a speculative demand at slightly advanced rates. The weather has been favorable to crops, Lard advanced 6d. Consols for money are quoted at 91 An Officer Cashiered Aid for Sufferers.

Washington, Sept 11. Capt Philip R.Thomp- son, of the Second Dragoons, has been cashiered for drunkenness on duty, and disrespect of court A meeting of the merchants was held last week, at the Exchange, which resu'ted in raising nearly $1800 for the relief of Norfolk and Portsmouth. Miine Elections. Portland, Sept 11. One hundred and fifty-six towns heard from, which give Morrill 2900, and Wells 26,000.

Reed 6000 majority. The Senators and Representatives will probably be Anti-Repub-' lican. Election dose. Nurses for JTorfolk Mobile, Sept 9. Fifteen'nuntes left here yester-! day morning, under charge of Mr.

Wm. N. Ghiselin, for Norfolk. XARRIED, In Duplin count on the 28th nit, by V. B.

Whitfiald, ollaa and Miss Letty Kornegay. wonn i DIED, At Orange, 2w Jersey, Sept 6th, after a short illness, Caroline, wife of John Harris, of "Sew York, (formerly of this State.) and daughter hvte William TimpsoB, ofKewYotk. Moa amenta. Tombs and Head Stoats. THE SUBSCRIBER WOULD TAKE THIS METHOD of reminding the public, that he is still engaged in tha manufacture of Grava Ornaments, in all variety and the best style of finish and workmanship.

Ha keeps always on hand a large stock of Marble, both of American and Italian, suitable for Monument, Obelisks, Tombs, Head Stones, Jtc; and baring in his employ a firstrrate northern Carver, and Lettemr, be is prepared to pat all kinds of Designs and Inscriptions, to suit the tastes and wishes of all. He woolil respectfully invite a visit to his Marble Yard, at the soatb-eaat corner of the Raleigh Grave Yard, where may always be eeea specimens ef hie workmanship and variety or atyles of Grave Ornaments. Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore received, be respectfully solicits a eontinaatk-n Of the same, pledging himself to nse his best endeavors to please alt Orders from a distance will be faithfully adpronntlv at tended to. Address, WM. STROXACH, Ralelgb." October 1A.19S4.

V7wy. TO BRICKBUYER8 AND PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE 25th day of August for the Masonry and Carpenter's work for a Church to be erected near the MUbnmie Mills in Wake eotioty. The chnrch to be S4 bv 45 feet. Walls. below joist three feet high, 14 bricks thick, vails above joUt 1 feet high, bricks thick.

A gallery oa two aides And one end 8 feet wide. For plan and ftpeofi cations persons desiring to pat in bids will please call at James M. Tmrhs's A Brickyard already open is within three' or four hundred yards of the site. Separate proposals will be received for the masonry and carpenters posala will also be received for constructing the whole edk bee of wood. -J i--WILLl5 I MUXES, i -Aaajuuvisaa.

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