Newbern Weekly Progress from New Bern, North Carolina on January 17, 1860 · Page 2
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WEEKLY PROGRESS. " SATURDAY MORNING, JAN. 14, 1860. V 1 1 v 1).n't II k '! We see that some bitter orpo-tlie Democracy in discussing or attempting rents I to discus tin pmrpnety nni expediency ot an eaxrn. . " f A. fusion -.f the Legislature OI inoitu aruiinu, iukb w ca'sion to indulge themselves in a sneer at Governor K'lis who, they say, lacks the decission to call the jjegisl itur'e. together is afraid of the responsibility, Nrnv'tlicpo. pneers come from those who would be the first to denounce the Governor if he did call an xtia session who would be among the first to howl over its extravagance, and the first to deprecate any action the Legislature might be disposed to aVe think th Governor U perfectly right in awaiting some decided manifestation of public opinion before calling n extra session of the Legislature of North CarT.liiKi; lor without the public leeling of the State goes with and sustain the act no good could posiblv rifu! from it, while it would entail a heavy expense. We, do rot believe that the public feeling of North Carolina as yet demands an extra session, nor if theL jislaturo Wris called together have things asum-d thru. f-rm that would lead to intelligent and definite action, and mere words are out of the iiest: n now. Journal. If the Journal includes the authors of communications which have appeared in the Progress among the "bitter opponents of Democracy" who have been " discussing or attempting to discuss the propriety and expediency ef an extra session of the Legislature of North Carolina," we can assure lam that the discussions, that have appeared in this i,n-"-r, have all emenated from democrats, and old liners at that. We caunet see why it is not possible for men of the same party to differ on particular subjects and still all be honest. Not being able to see the necessity for a called session at this time wo have so expressed ourself and given our reason.? for such opinion, but we kno'v many honorable gentlemen who differ with tis in relation to the expediency of such a step, and we are not aware of their having1 4 sneered " at any one. But we reiterate what we have already said, an 1 it is this : Should a crisis arrive w hen in the opinion of the Executive the interests of the State require a called session of the Legislature, he should follow the dictates of duty r.nd command the representatives of the people to assemble, and not wait for expressions of opinion by the different sections of the State as a means to be seized with which to justify his course in after times. It would have been funny had Gov. "Wise have waited for expressions by the people before he had acted in the late affair that so disturbed tli quiet of that State. One of the most important duties of a State Executive is, it seems to us, to act promptly, in certain emergencies, with out consultation with the people. As before stated, our own opinion as to the necessity for a called session has been frankly given, and we again take occasion to say that our columns are open to all who desire to be heard, for or against, such a step. We have no means of knowing what the individual views of Gov. Ellis are as regards the necessity for a called session, but suppose that he discovers no such necessity, as he has issued no proclunation commanding the members to assemble. If he deems such step important, at this time, and refuses to take It because the views of the people as to the good policy of such course are not known, he is guilty of a dereliction of duty that the people could by no means excuse. But we make no charges. The Executive will act, we suppose, astoliim seemeth right and proper-if he don't, lie ought. " Woi.fc.ang." We have lead with profound sensibility , and with profound satisfaction mingled with profound sensibility, the first and second chapters of " Wolfgang; or, the Wrecker's lieacon" published in nearly all the newspapers. The only regret which dashes our satisfaction with tins story is the dangerous situation of Maurice Lester at the close of the second chap ter. I he man was m the water, in danger of being drowned, and the rats the cold and clammy rats were on his shoulders! Any one, however, who will send $2 to one Robert Bonner, New York City, will receive in return therefor the New York Ledger, which will no doubt give full information as to the manner in which Lester was devoured by rats, or permitted to escape, badly bitten, from his moist situation, We think that those of our brethren of the press who have published these two chapters, owe it to their reader (to say nothing of the cause of humanity,) to publish the whole srory, so that the final destiny of Maurice Lester may be as fully known as his condition was when thus seriously assailed by rats. Standard. We published the commencement of " Wolfgang " and left Maurice Lester (poor Maurice) in the Wrecker's cave, covered with rats, and the water rising round him ! Poor fellow hope he won't be droicned! Nary nother line of " Wolfgang " however will appear in our columns. We gave the " first and second chapters as " a specimen " for a consideration of $30 15, and will continue the story if the proprietor of the Ledger Uesires it at the same rates. If our friend of the standard is very much interested in the fate of poor Maurice we will loan him our Ledgers that he may follow him in his "winding way." We recollect having become "very much interested" in the "first two chapters" cf a Ledger story which appeared in the Standard a year or tico ago, find have not read the conclusion of it to this day. We shall continue to adecrtise for the Ledger, probably, as long as we like the terms offered, but we would embrace this occasion to call the attention of the public to the "Newbern Weekly Progress" as a much better "family paper" than the Ledger, Harper's Weekly, or any other paper published in New York. There is but one paper in the State (a nrics paper we mean,) that is the Newbern Progress, and it is neautra! because it is really southern in its sentiments regardless of party. Carolinian. As to our being southern in our feelings and actions our friend of the Carolinian is right. As to the Progress being a news-pnpr, too, the Carolinian i.4 right, but we disclaim neutrality in anything. We have thus far, condemned and approved pat ty measures and party leaders in such manner as to us seemed right and proper, and we shall continue in such course, regardless of consequences. ISranrh Uank of IN'orih Carolna. We learn that the following gentlemen have Lee elected officers of the Branch of the Bank of North Carolina to be located in Newbern: ' EDWARD R. STANLY, President. F. J. Jones, Cashier. Edward Stanly, Dr. Robert S. Primrose, I Thomas J Mitchell, DIRECTORS. Emmet Cuthbert, Wm II . Pearce, J meeting met pursuant to adjournment Col. If J F Clark l.ein in the Chair - - - X . fafe 1 The Chair announced that the Reports of the Com-T ut tees were now in order. Fir-t C onniittee on Contribution reported that r subscription of $1010 had been raised. Second Committee on members. No report - Thud Committee to correspond with the Governor of the Ski le in regard to procuring State aid to equip military companies. Reported progress. On motion of J. L. Tennington, the Chair appointed the. following gentlemen a committee to collect the riionu-s duK on tee subscription lift: Alexander C. L'i!;Hi!i. Emmet Cuthbert. Ou motion of B. F. lii idie, the HCcetiug adiourned 1. J B. CLARK, Ch JI. T. Geo, l C. KuEfcETS, I StC8. FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS. Friend Progress : It has beii jome time since I have written to yon but my opporttmit has been very poor, I have been away from Lerfcrir and so busily engaged I had not time to write for the Progress', yet toy interest has not abated in its value I have recently driveif down among the kind people of old Lenoir, so I will spend a little time in writing you a few lines about the things hereabouts and everything that will be worth putting in your paper. Our Christmas was as slim a one & I ever saw. Only " red eye " and " brandy " dared to show their" cloven feet." If you rememlerwell it came on Sunday, and I think that was why it was so dull. Since my ar rival I have visited dear old Chockolate, Tartsville and Pink Hill ; everything is busy as bees. I stopped at Pink Hill a few days, and never found more genuine hospitality in any place in my life, my stay there was as pleasant as could be. The people of Pink Hill are of a kind clever mould, fine intelligent men are scattered over the place. While at Pink Hill several persons gave me any quantity of books, among the kind do nors were Messrs A. D., J. L. and Dr. D., Misses E. D. and N D. But during my stay I saw what is net to be seen duMy a stand of honey 25 years old, at the house of Mr. A. D. M. D. spoke of sending it to the Newbern Fair but it had (as everything else touched by the hands of time) grown dark and not so fair as in its youth, but it would, notwithstanding its dark appearance, have been looked upon, and even tasted, for the curiosity of the thing. I must not stop until I say to the readers of the Progress that the energy and vigilance which has so long characterized the citizens of Pink Hill, has, and is, building for them a school which might and doubtless will win for those whose never tiring energy started it. a . reputation and fame which will be able to withstand all the ignorance and superstition and envey with which it will have to contend. . I do say that those men deserve great credit and should be patronized. There is no section of country that needs a school more than Pink Hill. When asked-why not send your children to school and educate them, the reply is I have lived without an education and they can do the same. But how have you lived ? Only in the lowest depths of degradation in which iguorance could cast you and surrounded by all tlie dark clouds of superstition. Knowledge is power." Send your children to Pink Hill and educate them ; board is low in the best families. Messrs W. A. J. and C. T. will please accept my thanks for the valuable books which were presented by G. W. J. I am, &.c, Jan. 10th, , STRABANE. TIic Vacant Judgeship. Mr. Editor : The report, that our townsman, Geo. Green, Esq., will, in all probability, be appointed to fill the vacancy on the Superior Court Bench in this Judicial Circuit, was received by me, and will be by our whole community, with very great pleasure and approbation. There are but few in the district so well qualified for the nosition in everv resnect as Mr. Green. He is a i . gentleman of sound legal learning, good judgment and strict integrity, qualities indispensably necessary to the proper administration of justice. He will not only maintain the high character which the Judiciary of our State has always and everywhere had for learning, but will preserve pure and without tarnish the ermin committed to his keeping His Excellency could make no better appointment. LEGIS. PrOm Our Reporter. White Oak, Jones County, N, Wednesday, Jan. 1 1 , 1860 Dear Progress: I am here about 21 miles from Newbern, in the midst of health and prosperity, enjoying all my faculties, &c. My voyage to this place was attended with consideiable difficulty, but I succeeded in surmounting them all. The mud, oh! the mud. A few miles short of Polloksville my buggy stuck in the mud, the single tree broke, one end fell against the horse's heels, he sprung forward with such force that the shafts when they struck the ground ran into it about two feet. I managed to get them out, tied the traces to the cross bar and drove on. I have often heard of " running the thing in the ground," but never saw it illustrated before. If you see any body that hain't travelled any lately, tell 'am to don't, for the roads are too bad. Tomorrow I shall get to Swansboro', if nothing else breaks and the bottom don't fall out of the road, which, by the way 13 the main dread on my mind now. From that place you will hear from me again. Our WoiIiiiigtoi City Correspondence. Washington City,, 1860 Editor Progress : Well, Christmas fun and frolic has had its brief run, and we are now fairly sped upon a new year. Egg-nog bowls have vanished to be seen no more until the birth of another " merry Christmas ; " nervous old gentlemen and timid ladies now venture into the streets without a fear of being the unwilling re-cepients of a shower of torpedoes, or of being regarded by the sport-loving urchins as " make-belive " enemies to be blown up by explosive fire-crackers. The genial self-satisfied smile of the politician has gradually changed to a decidedly sour pucker, and the merchant's pleasant faces have wofully elongated as day by day pass-away and no response is made to the little New Year billets kindly bestowed upon their customers. Yes, the genial, smiling features of old Christmas have faded away, and we are brought square up to look a serious, earnest New Year in the face. In this city the 1st of January was observed with unusual zest and spirit. The day was bitterly cold, and the icy air sweptits stinging blasts upon the unprotected face until it tingled as though pricked by a thousand needles ; yet it did not check the ardor of the determined New Year callers who, on foot and carriages, pro ceeded irom house to house until their prepared lists were gone through with, when they succumbed to the extraordinary fatigue endared. It is a question, whether or not the moon ever shone upon a more thoroughly fatigued city than Washington, on the night of January 1st., I860 The reception at the President's was not so numerously attended as on former occasions, and was consequently better enjoyed by those who were present. I did not visit the White House on this occasion ; a recollection of sufferings endured at one of the levees of the President deterred me from going. I shall never forget Viat levee, when in thee rushing mass of wedged human flesh I found myself undergoing maceration between two mammoth-sized men, who, apparently unconscious of my situation or proximity contained to pant and blow and talk about pre empted lands" while I was nearly suffocating between the m? and heartily wishing I was a part and parcel of the lands they had mentioned. .There is little to communicate in the way of Congressional news. The House is- still Speaker-less and the promises for an organization less encouraging than ever. It was thought a few days since that Mr. Hamilton, of Texas, (dem.) could secure sufficient votes to elect him and he was accordingly put in nomination. The democrats were sanguine of success, but like all other attempts it proved a failure. I was satisfied of this, and am still of the opinion that Hamilton can never command sufficient votes to elect. This opinion is based upon conversations with South American members; some of whom I think will refuse under any circumstances to vote for htm, while there are others ontside this party who ob ject to hiro on personal grounds. Attempts are Deuig maue to reconcile amerences so as to unite and eleet some conservative man. But how harmonious action is to be secured with such elements of discord " is beyond my comprehension. The three organizations opposed to Republicanism seem to be waiting: for something " to turn up," hoping-that " something" will disclose an end to thi tangled threadi Hamilton's nomination, his large vote, and' the avowal of tome of the weak brothers " that they never will vote for Sherman, has caused " a shak- (namonff the drv bones " of all Republlcandorp They are busy night ud day with their private caucusing and begin to show 6igns of unusual alarm. The expediency of withdrawing Helper Sherman has beeb' 'eanvassed, and Penningten, of N. J., suggested as" the best man for the'exner-- geucv. It is understood, .nowever, mat mis was abandoned and then the availability of Hickman, of Penn., and of Corwin, of Ohio, were discussed, but without arriving at any result which made their way clearer. It was iinally determined, I learn, to place the matter in the hand of the shrewd, sagacious, Irrepressiftle f Seward, of N. Y. Up to the present time there is nothing indicating an intenfiotf ott the part of the Black-ies to desert Shermo. It was believed they wonld hare taken Corn'm, btit her was- not sufs-cient'y dyed in the wool 'for some of the nigger-saints; besides be dan t fewwf the ojfice nou, having declared a few days since that he "could have beeu elected once, if the democrats had voted for him ; but that note be would not accept the post, if the d democrats were to offer H to him.'' Don't get riled Thomas, it is. not Very likely the ' d democrats 7 km offer to vote for you, so your inaignaul reiusai is a ume premature. I see by a recent number ot your paper that your readers are in possession of all the iacts connected with the Branch and Grow difficulty. The promptness and cool courage evinced by Mr. Branch throughout the whole affair is warmly commended by every one whom I have heard express themselves in relation to it. There are scorces of gentlemen here from unfledged territories busily bufton-holein honorable members to secure their vote and influence for the passage of bills establishing territorial governments. These gentlemeu will, doubtless, have their " labor for their pains " onlv, as the democracy have become rather sick of these oft-repeated doses of " territorial governments." Without intending to claim more talent for the South than the North, it is a well-known fact that in every discussion in the House, the democrats havo routed the Republicans horse, foot and dragoons." One of the most stinging rejoinders I ever heard was uttered by Vallandingham, of Ohio, a day or two since. A Mr. Potter, of Wis., (Rep.) said that " it would have pleased him to have cast his vote for Mr. V. for dpeaker, had lie not heard that he was in some Way mixed tip in the John Broicn affair." To which Mr. V. instantly replied that "it would have been possible for him to have voted for Mr Potter for the same office were he not a living contradiction of Shaks-peare's saying that "when the brains are out the man is dead !" Mr. Potter wilted The U. Agricultural Society begins its annual sesssion in this city to-day. A large number of distinguished scientific men are in attendance and their discussions will be unusually attractive and interesting. Hon. Chas. J. Faulkner has been nominated to the Senate as Minister to France. A few days since Commodore Smith, U. S. Navy, was the recipient of A massive silver goblet, inlaid with gold and appropriately inscribed. It was the gift of a few personal friends, who, quietly and without ostentation, sought to testify their affectionate esteem for this veteran officer, by a substantial token. Your unfortunate correspondent was the victim selected to make the presentation, and although his "talk1' would not make more than a dozen lines in your paper, yet his voice squeaked like a bagpipe and he shivered in his boots as though forty sheriffs were at his heels each armed with a ca. sa. SHIRLEY. Our New York Correspondence. New York. Jan. 12, I860 iwr. Editor: lour most welcome pioneer daily, comes regularly to hand, and I am glad to t .1 . , ! T il learn mat your usioi suuscriDers is largely on me increase There is nothing very new here, just now, and the public seem almost dying for some excitement A batch of seven counterfeiters were arrested last night and taken to the "Tombs Hotel." The "North Star" arrived at her Dock last evening with passengers, mails, &-c, from Cali fornia. She brings no news of interest. The Cotton sales closed on the 11th at Hi for Uplands. Southern Corn sold at 82'&89c. Yesterday news reached here of an awful catastrophe, which occurred at Lawrence Massachu setts, the fall and burning of a Factory .there "the Pemberton Mills," by which there was. some two hundred lives lost, besides hundreds were wound ed. Many of the unfortunate were "Factory girls, and other white slaves, who had toiled day after day to enrich their masters "the factory Lords, of Massachusetts. The scenes of the suf tering and despair ot the victims, 'tis said, was most horrible. Columns of the Boston papers are filled with the terrible story I see it is said that " the South owes a debt of gsatitude to the Fxpress, Day Book, Journal of Commerce and Herald tor their deience ot the South." Let me say to you that so far as the New York Herald is concerned I think the writer of the above is clearly wrong, which opinion can be easily sustained, for 'tis evident that with all its pretensions the Herald seems eager, to give publicity to all and every line of incendiarv fanaticism that it can get hold of, and thereby does full as much harm, if not more, than the abominable "Tribune" itself. This is done, however, under the cloak of simply giving "the news.' The " Herald " is truly a newspaper. But so far as its honesty of principles are concerned, where is its consistency? See its fulsome praise of Gen. Scott, within the last month or two, and contrast it with the daily tirades of abuse heaped upon " the brave Old General " eight years ago. He was then according to the Herald " " Old Fuss and Feathers," and any or everything mean that the inventive genius of" Billingsgate Slang" could originate to convey the low estimate the Herald then held him in. Yet now forsooth there is no equal to General Scott for the Presidency. But in politics, as other things the "Herald's" " chameleon hues '' are proverbial. With regard to its Black Republican proclivities witness its gaily echo of the " Tribune's '' incendiary lies. What can be more incendiary, I ask, than the Herald of to-day, January 12th? and in fact see any number issued within the last three months, and judge for yourselves, people of the South. I repeat that the Herald does more harm both North and South than even the " Tribune " itself ; as it reaches every nook and corner South, with the "Tribune's" articles, when the "Tribune" dares not be seen. Is this not so? and whose fault is it? .Let the South answer. Besides it is read by tens of thousands North, East and West, many of whom, would no doubt be conservative in principle, were it not for the teachings of a " Janus faced " sheet. The weather for a few days past has been quite mild and thi streets have been one sea 'of mud. But early this morning a snow storm commenced, now the streets are clad in white and the icy breath of winter howls around, while here and there poverty stricken wretches are seen shivering in their rags, while they are jostled by the " fur enrobed," whom "good luck or fortune has smiled upon such is life. Yours, &c.f M. Mr. McRae's Lecture.- The Commons Hall was well filled on Tuesday night last, by an intelligent and appreciative audience, to hear the Lecture of Duncan D. McRae, Eso. The Lecture w'as delivered at the reotuest of the Young Men's Christian Association of this City, and the proceeds have been appropriated tor tne oenent 01 tne poor. It had been some time since we had had the pleas ure of hearing Mr. McRae a&d we found that his fine powers of delivery had beeit much improved. We will not do him the injustice to attempt a sketch- of his Lecturer. It was well conceived,-embraced a wide range of ancient and modern literature, irterspersed with wit. humor, illustrations of opmk ami sentiment from poets and orators ; aud was admirably delivered. The distinction1 wMcb? be drew between Genius arid Talent was very ingenius. and was- supported by many great examples of ancient and modern times. The Lecture occupied about an hour and a half, and waa recived by the audience with evident delight and satisfaction. Standard. Effects of SpiISitUalism. A eerespondent ot the Petersburg Express writes-. from .Chapel Hill, N. .f as follows:- . A worthy eitizen of this- country, residing in this immediate ticinity, a husband and father of a large and; interesting family, has been recently bereft of reason by te belief in' that worse than humbug spiritualism. His family have the undivided sympathy of ur whole community hi their aftlivtion. . - - Public Meet! us at Fort XSarnwcff. We, a number of the citizens of Craven county, in public meeting assembled, agree to the following Resolutions, viz: ' ; T " . - Resolved, That our devotion to the Union of the States as transmitted to us by our forefathers remains firm and undiminished, and we look on all attempts to array one portion of our country against the other as fratricidal and destructive of the best interests of both eertkn. Resolved, That the Constitution was at the time of its adeptica a eosiprfrmise of the various interests of the whole' country, and" any'vfolafku ot its principles by any section of our country iwcalculated to destroy oar happf frame of gOTemnmrfi, imd with it the libertiex of the people. Hesolred. That af the frme oar Constitution was L adopted nearly all ibe Stated of -the UuMUMvere slave- noiaing dates. Ana wnneine x-inem ciaies nave found it to their interests to abolish slavery, the Southern States h a ve determined to sustuiu it, and as sovereign and independent States they have the right Lto acton this question as to Miem say peem Kst, witliout the dictation or aurice oi Eiien- isortuurn brethren. Hesolred, That the eo7tsatrt agatioof the plave-rv question, for nearly thirty years, by the Northern obolitionists, has caused the people of the Southern States tdop3t the tubi!ity ofofr government, and to look forward t& the time whew we must defend our rights as a separate and Hlcpe4eiit nation. Resulted, 'That the Southern fxople have acted entirely oi the f-fefensi-e, during this discussion of the shivery questk., edy asking the northern people to support the Constitution aiid leave us t bear our own tius and manage' 01' otru concerns in our own way. Resolved, Thnt the foray of John Brown, into the S.ate of Virginia, the syip'pal'hy of the 2-Jorthein abolitionists for this old th-tel aSd mtrderrf the re-coiumendatiou of Helper's book hj members of the present Consrresi and the eofldiri othe Black Republican party in the present Congrc!, all convince us that it is the fixed deterninatkff uf paid party to abolish slavery at any and all hnM-ife- even the entire destruction of the whtrle Jkuhen population. RetoheJ, That it id our duty to defend our rghts guaranteed to us by the Constitution ny withdrawing from the government whenever it ceases to pro tect said rights. Rexvl ved , Tli at to this end we will raise a volunteer company and hold ourselves ready to perform our duty and our whole duty to our native State. Resolved, That the Newbern Progress, (joldsboro' Tribune, Raleigh Register and Raleigh Standard be requested fo publish. SAMUEL S. BIDDLE, Ch'n. R. A. Rcssell, iSVr'y. What the West can Manufacture. One great source of power in a country is its manufacturing interests, and a country which can be at the same time a large manufacturing and producing country, is proof against all financial crisis, and must become powerful and prosperous Such is the case with Western North Carolina. Producing wiihin her mountain borders almost every necessary of life, but cotton, rice and coffee, she has, too, water power sufficient to drive the machinery of a World. With such facilities, then, what can be here manufactured with profit ? First, the largest quantities of saltpetre which exists in various places, together with the immense bodies of fine wood for Charcoal, clearly indicate that the manufacture of powder would be here as it is e sewhere, Very profitable, and perhaps more profitable here than elsewhere. Again manufactories of woolen goods. Here the wool can be raised, and will be if there is a demand for it. We know that at least one manufactory of this kind is carried on profitably in this State, though its proprietor brings some of the wool he consumes from Europe Further, the manufacture of linseed oil. This business is now carried on in a small wa3 there being one manufactory in this county owned by Mr. Coleman. There is still room for many more. This section is peculiarly adapted to the growth of flax, and were there a demand, large quantities would be raised. Then, too, would come in the mannifacture of flaxen goods. These manufactures can be carried on now, and there is 110 contingency as to a railroad to be put in. There are other articles-, when we shall be blessed with the means of egress to the world, that will demand the attention oK our people. The manufacture of iron and iron tensils must then be carried on. The Cranberry Iron is said to be the best in the United States or the world ; we can easily Infer what excellent nails and tools it wonld make, And when we have a railroad, cotton factories, paper mills and various other works can be put up and carried on profitably. One thing is certain, that if we are to be independent of the North, the South nuist manufacture for itself ; and when that is to be done, western North Carolina will present as many attractions to the eye of the builder as any otheisection of the country on the earth. Ashrille Advocate. Tiie Old Lady and " Her Intekkst." A venerable woman, who is the onwner of three shares in one of the banks of this city, has so long received a semi-annual divident of live per cent; that she was of the opinion the she was entitled to fifteen dollars every six months, and was al ways prompt to visit the institution for what she called " her interest. lhe last divident was onlv four per cent., and when the lady called she was paid twelve dollars After signing the divi dent book, she counted the bills, and told the clerk that he had made a mistake, as " her inter est '" was fifteen dollars every six months, and she had been paid that sum as loner as she could remember. Explanations were in vain ; the old stockholder insisted that " her interest " was thirty dollars a year, she knew nothing and cared nothing about "dividends and all that" she wanted " her interest." The busy clerks were too much engaged to listen to the remonstrances of the owner of the three shares, and she called for the President, who, she averred, knew all about her rights. Upon being told that the person she named was no longer at the head of the institution, she replied, " that accounts for it all ; the new set don't know how much my interest is. I will go and see. ." She called upon our esteemed and liberal fellow citizen at his house, and stated her case in most earnest tones. The three dollars short was paid from private funds and the old woman went home, more than ever convinced she was right about the sum due her, and satisfied that the " new set in State street might be as good as those whose places they occupied, but they could not cheat an old lady out of " her interest " so long as Mr. lived to see justice done. Boston Transcript. Family Troubles Denied. The Petersburg Press says : The New York correspondent of the Washing ton States having stated that Mr. iluchanan compelled the wives of his cabinet members to slight Mrs. Douglas, the editor of the States apologizes for the article, which was published without his examination, and categorically denies the report. The slander could have received no credence from any one who know the uniform urbanity and courtesy for which Mr. Buchanan1 is eminent ly distinguished, and the scrupulous care with which he seperates his social from his political if e. . PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. Louisville, Jan. 12th. The Opposttion members of the Tennesse Legislature have nomitel the Hon. John Bell as the Union condidate for the Presidency. THE INDIANA DEMOCRACY. Washington, Jan. 12. Reliable private despatches say that the Indianapolis (democrat) Convention by a large majority have instructed their delegates to Charleston to vote as a unit for Douglas. Another One of tbfem. The "irrepressibles" are having a warm time of it down South. The Atlanta Inteligencer says that a' fellow giving the name of D. S. Newcomb, has been flurishing in that vicinity recently as at ' sympathiser." A committee of citizens resolved to wait u'pon him and express their riezesr on the slavery question,' when Newcomb was smart enough to see the shadows that coining events cast before them, and incontinently left. At Raleicwv The Raleigh Daily Press of Wednesday says : "Hon. D: K'. McRae delivered h5tf celebrated lecture' before the Youug Men's Christian Association, in this city, last night, to a full house. The proceeds are to be applied to the relief of the poor of the city.- The ProV"?denee (Rhode Islaiid Journal states that it has been informed by one of the most promi- I nent manufacturers ef that city, that cotton has Deen lanaeu sire re ironr. jierapcis me present sea-sen at $3,50 per bale freight. MONDAY MORNING. JAN. 16. 18G0. " , "AH FIcih is Grwa." We find tho following' announcement in the Raleigh Press t J Dead. Mr. Xeonidas B. Lemay, son ef Rev. Thos. G. Lemay, and a former resident of this city, died at Chapel Hill, Texas, of cholera Morbus, on the 15th of December. Poor Leonidas ! We knew him well and loved him. His heart was full of noble and generous impulse ! When we were boy o 13 years only we entered the office of the father of deceased, Rev. T. J. Lemay, the proprietor of the Raleigh Star, as an apprentice. Leonidas, but a year or two our junior, was our fellow'Iaborer and intimate associate. Our noonday sports and our midnight labors were shared together. At the are- ef 10 or 12 he commenced the pubHcat5ofTt-rff &is father's office, of the a Microcosm" St small weeRfy sfteet, the labor of which enterprise, erfitorial' and mechanical, was performed princrpaffj by himself. He eontrrruexf the ptiblication. w"hfcli was quite successful,' for' sferef al years. As ar fjnpy he had an extrhefdlnary urrndV And energy and industry, which made hrm justly the pride of his firmif. When iVe grewfo roadjocf Ete was associated wiTh his father in the editorial management of tke "'Star''' for several years. Before either of us arrived at man's estate we seperated and we have seen but little of him since. A few years ago he went to Texas, where he red, and where, we learned a short time ago, he was doing well. But alas ! while yet in the spring time of life the Great Reaper hath claimed him for his own f We truly sympathize with bis father and other relatives in tftsir sad bereavement. " "WhSlst the reading room is free and rommon to alll gentlemen, we would also add that the Editor's sanctum saffctontm is absolutely private, except upon business, and btrsiiJefw hours ofiJy from 10 o'clock, a. m.f untifl 4 p. nr." The above is from tbe FayetteviMe Caro-lifriaa, and we are astonished to see stsch affectation from one usually so frank. Private !" The idea of the dingy, weather-beaten hole where an editor writes his leaders being private," especially a North Carolina editor. And more, we know friend Sinclair likes company. He can never. write s heavy article unless we have some one to talk to ; and then what pride we take in handing our visitor a Philadelphia 6, accompanied with" take a smoke." And again, sometimes, just before starting to dinner, if the water in our pitcher be fresh and our visitor not a temperance man, we say, come won't you take a little w , water! Delightful! not the water, we mean, but the company ! Come, Sinclair, open wide that door ! tear down that abominable "private," and let your friends in they'll go in any how. And further, if you persist in keeping your sanctum closed against all intrusion evil disposed persons may insinuate that there is some dirty work political of course going on there. " Open the window, I'm waiting for thee.' Carriages, sufficiently handsome for any use, are now being manufactured in Richmond, and if the South will but sustain the manufacturers as they deserve, the day is not distant when pleasure vehicles of every kind may be had of as good quality and on as good terms as they are now furnished by those Northern markers who now exhibit such art aversion to the interests and rights of the South Exchange papr. The same will apply to Wilmington, Fayeite-viile, Kinston, Clinton, Newbern, Salisbury, Greensboro'. Charlotte and other towns in North Carolina. Not only do our coach-makers turn out good and substantial vehicles, but they all produce work that is not inferior in appearance to any thing from the iSorth. Y e are pleased to know that the business is fairly supported, though not so well as it ought to be We fear that there is still too great a preference given to Northern work, too many Northern buggies sold here; more here perhaps than at most other points in the State, on account of the greater facilities for getting them on. We have seen buggies and other riding vehicles-, made by McKethan, of Fayctteville, B. R. Hood, of Clinton, Dibbles, of Kinston, or Messrs. Clark & Feltj of Wilmington, that would bear advantageous comparison with anything coming from the North, and we believe selling on as fair terms and at as reasonable prices Wil. Journal. The same may be said of a dozen other towns in the State. Mr. J. E. Berry, carriage, coach and buggy manufacturer, of Newbern, puts up good work at reasonable rates. We can see 110 cause why any one in North Carolina should send to the North for manufactured, articles in that line. Still They Come. Our indefatigable friend at Salisbury will accept biir thanks for four more new subscribers accompanied by the cash, received on Saturday evening. And we desire here to add that if ie makes the visit spoken of in his letter to us we shall feel offended if he does not make our house his home while sojourning in the " city of Elms." We'll take no excuse ; and you need fear no intrusion, Billy,- for we occupy a larger shanty than the oue you did us the honor to grace by your presence when here last. Newbern II much of the Bank of IVorth Carolina. We simply announced on Saturday the officers elected for this institution, which we suppose will commence operations at a very early day. We congratulate the stockholders and all interested 111 the appointment of gentlemen so eminently qualified for the 1 ibors that will devolve upon them. The President, E. 1. Stanly, Esq., is an excellent business man, 0 good financier, and applies himself as-t-iduously to whatever he undertakes. In our opinion no better selection could have been made. Of the Cashier, F. J. Jones, Esq., it is useless for us to speak. His long connection with the old Branch, his familiarity with banking business and his popu " lar demeanor towards all ' persons having business with the establishment, render him a niOat aecept able officer. The other members of the Board, Dr. R. S. Primrose, T. J. Mitchell, Emmet Cuthbert and W. II. Pearce are all gent'.evnen of integrity afid experience, aud we are confident that the interests of the institution will be well guarded in their hands. From the kn'wn liberality and experience of the officers and board, we doubt net but the business will be conducted on a liberal scale, and that all the facilities and accommodations that can be' rendered to the public consistent with the interests of the institution will b most cheerfully extended. OfT ot Wooi. One of our printers who has been so unfortunate as to have had his wood stolen, gets off the following. lie is probably a better trioral ist than poet : The night was dark in the neighborhood, And the lazy folks were owt ot wood, And had no means to buy it ; So they harnessed oi to my wood pile And took 'bout half to try it. The wood was green just from the woods, Brought dp by Mr. Burnett, Aftd the only way to make it burn Was to lay it fmt and sun it. Well, I laid some out oue night And thought next day would stm it, But some of my kind neighbors thought They'd take it home and burn it. They took ft home, there isr no doubt, And put it on the fire, But if it burned to suit them much, Why, then, I am a 1-v Moral. To steal wood that will burn never go to a printer's wood pile, for he is always among devils, and he will be pretty apt to chase you consider ably and make you stick to the right rule ; so quit stealing the printer's wood, and save yourself from being locked vp, having it proved on yon, and getting your back illuttrated icith cuts. LATER FROM EUROPE. ARRIVAL OF THE KEW YORK! Halifax, Jan. 13. The steamer New York with London dates to the 29th, put in hereto-day short of coal.. - The-City of Manchester, Europa and Anf!o Saxion had arrived out. The holidays produced great quietness in all the markets Cotton was easier, but quotations were un- chantred. Breadstuff were steady, and wheat had an advancing- tendency. Provisions were dull sugar &FR. Consols 95'S95f. The Chinese goverment has- applied1 foT American mediation in its difficulties with England and France. The ship Flora Tmple fer Havana with 8O0 Coolies on btoatfisv faw bei wrecked in the China Seas. A Spanish Prfncess has been born. The Pope refuses t enter the Congress' f Pari-j unless- the rmnered- authorship of the late- pamphlet kf desireeS. THE IXttEAXA DEMOCRACY. Indianapolis, Jan. 13. A resolution bsjsbeen adopted oy the Democracy of Indinarx? tlvat they will support the nominee of the Cbw?e.-to Con-veSia, brt tbe 5 delegates are- SnettxrtetS to vote aa a nnit for Douglas Uteiegatibas b7s been electee. Kenirieks was-noranateiSfor Gcverxor with m-ttcb enthusiasm. fTsECOND DISPATCH Indianapolis, Jan. 13. The Democratic Convention adjourned this afternoon. A majority of the candidates nominated on the State Ticket are Administration men. Resolutions were adopted in favor of a strict construction of the Constitution declaring it inexpedient and unw ise to exercise doubtful constitutional powers endorsing the principles of tho organic Law establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska calling on Democratic members of the Hous to stand firmly by the regular Democratic nojBne- sn fovor of an honorable ami peaceful accjufsitiou of Caba denouncing She laws- recently enacted by Massachusetts with regard- to Soreig-bora citizens wishing success to Mr Bwehana-n's AdB)inist5a4t 7Rstrm-tin-th eir delegates at Charleston to cn4 Fcit votes as a unit for Douiaa druerrweitt Sh ''Harper's Ferry raid in favor of giving homesteads to actual settlers -opposing the re-opening of the African Slave Trade, and end.orsi.11g She CTrx-jimuti platform. A VOICE FROM PEN JSTSY JL V AS J A . JIaruisburg Jan. 13. Resolutions approving the course of the Pennsylvania Representative in Congress, in opposing the Administration in the contest for the Speakership, and declaring Pennsylvania to be true to tbe Constitution and Union, have passed the Senate and to a second reading in the House. WIRES DOWN. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. All the telegraph wires north have been down since yesterday afternoon. Good night. Senator Seward at Home. Upon Mr Seward's arrival home, there appears to have been a great time generally, and among the thousand mottoes stretched across streets, and upon bouses, were the following: " Welcome to the defender of the rights of man." "God bless you, Gov. Seward." "Welcome to the defender of the liberty of the press." 'And the Lord was with him. and. let none of 1 4 I his words tall to the ground." I he last motto was from the Northern Independent, (Methodist,) one of the boldest and flat-footed anti-slavery papers in the North, edited by Rev. Wm Hosnier. w hose denunciations of slavery, when editor of the Northern Christian Advocate, resulted in his ejectment from the editorial management of that paper. The following was signed " The Clergy,' and spanned the gate way of Governor Seward's ground : "And behold I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest. and bring thee again into this land." The following extract from a speech of Governor Seward, was inscribed upon an arch of evergreen, which spanned one of the public streets: "See to it that freedom and equal rights are inculcated at. your fire-eides, in your schools, and in the churches." FitEXCH Ideas About American Affairs. John Mitchell, in the latest of his interesting letters to the Irish News, writes : " I w ish to signalize the fact, that opinion in France, even more than in England, on the subject of American affairs, is entirely inspired, moulded, guided, by your northern philanthropists. Nothing so startled and astonished one of our Paris editors, as to hear from me (after long and harmonious talk upon other subjects,) that 1 was a devotee of slavery, nay, an apostle of tho African slave trade. My friend thereupon innocently vented some of the platitudes current among philanthropists thinking there was a mistake that I could not. a 4 liberal ' person like me, surely mean altogether what I said. And then I made him such a speech I fit to make both the ears of him that heareth it to tingle." What Causes the Hair to Turn Git a v. An English writer has recently asserted that an undue proportion of lime in the system is tho cause of premature gray hair, and advises to avoid hard water, either for drinking pure or when converted into tea or coffee, or soup, because hard water is always strongly impregnated with lime. Hard water may be softened by boiling it ; let it become cold, then use it as a beverage. It is also stated that a liquid that will colorthe human hair black, and not stain the skin, is made by taking one part of Bay Rum, three parts of Olive Oil, and one part of good Brandy, by measure. The hair must be washed with the mixture ever morning, and in a short time the use of it will make the hair a beautiful black, without injuring it in tho least. The articles must be of the best quality, mixed in a bottle, and always shaken before applied. 8' tramcr POST OV For alr. Will be sold at public auction, ixtsi- tiveJy.on Wednesday t'e 18th day of Januaiy, iftOU. The Steamer Post Boy, as she nowlits at her wharf in the town of Newbein, together with all her machinery, &c, attached to the Boat, also the furniture, consisting of all necessary articles for a passenger Boat. The Post Boy was built in the State of New Jersey in the year 1847, 13'3 tons burthen, ami is staunch and strong, has a first class Engine. She is sold to close up the present orgaizatiou of the Company. Terms made known at sale. For particulars previous to the pale, apply to the President in Hyde County or to M. W. Jarvis agent in Newbern. NATH. BECKWITH, Pre't of II. C. S. B. J. S. Co. dee. 16 dtd. Washington Dispatch and Norfolk Argus copy ill day, and send bill to Progress office. NO TICK. JAMES N. LEGG, Brick-Lnrrr and IInnterer, having determined to locate in Newbern, respectfully offers his services in the above branch of business. He is prepared to erec t baildings by Contract, if desired, and pledges himself to give satisfaction aa to time, price and the quality of the work. For further particulars he has permission to refer 0 W. P. Moore, E R. Stanlv, I LUsoaway and George Bishop, Esqrs. Jfewbein. Jan 2, 1860-dtwlm. rpEACHEU WANTED- THE SUBSCRIBER Jfc desires to procure the services of a good, competent female TEACHER, capable of teaching the English together with some of the more useful ornamental branches. No application need be made unless accompanied with satisfactory reference. Address J. II. NELSON, January .i dlw-w3t Newbern, N. C. VALUABLE PROPERTY FOB MALE,-The subscriber offers for sale his Turpentine" Distillery, on South Front street. He will sell the land and ptills together" or he will sell the stRls separately. This property being within two hundred feet of the terminus of the Railroad makes it very desirable to" any" onter wishing to engage' in a naval btore, distUliusr r ebipriag' business Terms made easy. WILLIAM W. FIFE. Newbern, January 11 dlw-w4t - Sometbiwg' New MAIZENA, prepared from Iudian Corn, for culhiary purposes, with receipts for Blanc Mange. Miwjrete, and baking Puddings and' Pies, &c. For sale by J AS. W. CARMER, novlGdJtw Druggist. 1 ir James Clark's Female Pill For sale by JAMES W. CARMER, uov 16 d&w DruggUt.

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