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   Weekly Standard (Newspaper) - March 18, 1863, Raleigh, North Carolina                               T 11 R W. GOLDEN, EDITOR AND PHOPRIMTOK. .-i Tllli Thi eo Dollartper annum per 4 invannbh- in advance ItvjoittwiicJ >it fffiration oftltttime nuct been p-Jid. Tenns of Advertising in Semi-Weekly Standard: Our iv ml w ot artvoi twue nro as follow s: 0 ,e {7, ire (14 lines or hrst insertion, 00 1 t i Hi piojMMiioiu rmtMeu wilfbo mide with ndvi Hirers' at the alone f-ir twelve nnd at the close of 'onli ict pur cent, will bt> deducted from the proas pr il or business Cards, not exceeding e il b.> interto'l in eitlK-r the Weoklv or Semi-Weekly, for MX or f 10 for twelve months or in "both ers for 1'jr six months, or for twelte months. s of in Weekly One doll vr per for the first insertion, nnd (illy cents for eich subsequent insertion No tri'll t- riiiJ-' weekly no mutter how hmjihey y run. Only a limited number of advertisements will be aliiiitted intn the Weekly. All advertisements, not other- wise directed, are inserted in the Semi-Weekly, tind charg- ed When the number of inspitions is on the advert isi-ment if is inserted until lot bid. Money sent us by mail is at our risk. fa IU laniari MARCH 13, 1803. The Latest An official dispatch from Richmond announces the rapture, on of Brig. GJII. Slaughter, a Captain and thirty privates, of Hooker's army, by a scouting party of (.u-n. Lee's cavalry. They were taken from their bed-; at fan-fax Coiirt The Fedoal army on the Rappnhnnnock strencthened by a reinforecrnent of fifteen or ei  iwn from Frederick sburg, originated in tho sliip- uient of demoralized troops to Newport A fire jjcrurred- in llichmoncl on yesterday, do- stroying tv largo quantity of tobacco and corn be- to thejjovernmcnt. Estimated loss TUcre is nothing new from or the Southern llumois of an impending at- tack are lifi; in Chrtileston. Later advices from Kmston, announce that the Yankees after advancing to within two' miles of Trenton, had again retired. Humor greatly exaggerated their strength, which at most, of but or'thi-'-e In the Confederate Qongrcss, the bill requi'ing pic pnyji-ent of postage on letters sent to soldiers, lir.s the Senate, and thvvbrll to grant Cabinet officers seafs upon the floor of Congress, has been postponed indefinitely. The IIousc lias passed a Senate bill t'o organize Engineer- troops. Mr. Conrad, of Li., has introduced resolutions that Congress will cordially co-operate witn the Executive in any measures will, the horcTr, dignity and independvnee of tbc u may tend to restore peace with all or any oi the States of the Federal Union. The Adjutant C.eiicialship. Tne Judges of the Supreme Court of tins State met in this Cl.y Monday last, and decided, after argument on both sides, that Gen. Martin can- not hold the ouice of Brigadier General- of the Con- federate States and tbat of Adjutant General of the State at Ibe snmo timo. The vt: v ably argued by B. F. Moore, F.sq., who appeared for the Attorney General in his absence fi-om the Cit3r, and by the lion. Thomas Bragg for Gen. Martin. The result of this vexed question fully vindicates the propriety and wisdom of, the course adopted by Gov. Vance. Gen. Martin has no ground for complaint, for he has'had time to obtain ad- vice as to his supposed tights, and (he case has been dispassionately tried by a tribunal of his own se- lection while Gov. Vance, by resorting to tho U'Uit fur its decision, has most probably avoided an unpleasant conflict with a subordinate, and at the time obtained for the Legislature in de- claring tlie office vacant, und for hid own action in appointing a new Adjutant Gcnoral, the sanction of law, as expounded by the highest judicial tribunal in the State. We give below the decision of the. Judges, which it will be seen is unanimous. In our next we shall publish the entire case as prepared by Mr. Freeman tlit Clerk of the Court: In the mailfr tint GtnfraMiip. At foe request of Hi-, Uov. V.inoc-, mi'l of Gen. Mm tin, ibe Ju'lgt-s of tt e Supreme Court hiivc hc.irrl u full argtiiiictit on tljc ot law pic-n'titcnl ti.o facts ppt fiunn ceitifi tln-tr opinion VOL. XXIX.-NO. 12. LEIG.Hj N< c be, thut tiie offices of Bii'Mdiex under the ft-uerate SifUes is nicornpiilih'.o with the offico c} Adjutant Ueiionil undei the State of North fnioiinn; and th it, on fuc's office of Adjntunt (Jonrul m vu- c. nrd the Governor may lawfully proceed to iippoiut tb It i-. proper to state, that in pivinjj this opinion w-c rln act a Ouit, bnt nieiely as .Fnncps oi Ihe Court, and iif tK.itfd flic matter in the'snme light, and with the -ame II t -.delation as if ihe case had been Ix-lon the out, a upproprmte to picsenl the mitfc- n We wcie induced to take this action, nnd felt not only at H.riv to do so, bnt c.mceued it svus in some ineimnie our flu Urns, to a.d a co-ordinate department of the govern- n.i-s.t, becair-e we were informed by His I'J.xcellenry the ft'.iumn- tbe subject would in ill-it way bo leliewl in lurlhi r embiwinssmpni; and th it tho public m tuif-.t inquired that it should b? ii'ljostr-d --outlet- f u d te done bv the regular mode- of proceeding in Com pjincuWly iin the Couit now holds but one term r'uiii ihe jcar. Berry va. Wacldfll, '.Mb Trcd-ll 81'I, npnuwlix Ii SJ. 1'KARSON. 0 J. S WILL: 11. BUT'ILK, J. S. U At. JU. MAXLV, J H Raleigh, March H Congiessiowal Election. Some inquiries huvhn; Wen made of us nn the we give below tho law in relation tho Con- :icssional election in this State. The at its extra session in Septc-m- >er, 1SG1, laid off the State into Congressional Dis- ti ids, as follows: t.- Martin, Hertford, Gates, Ohow.m, Per- [Minion-, lotank, jC'amden, Curiitock, Norlh.tniiiton, Tyrrell and Dc-rtie. .Vc Halifax, Edgecouibe, JJeuufort, Vvils- if Lcnoir Uyde. Tlnrd I Pi Carteret" Craven, Jones, Oaalow, Du; Yv'avne, Job'iston nnd fianriphon. "mrl'i New Hanover, Brunswick, Colmiibtu, Hobfhon. arid llunntl Wnncn, Franklin, Cianvillu. Wake, and li.th Cuswell, Rocking- Stokes and loisuh j', Davidson, ChtUwin, Moore, lonieromery, Slanly and Austin. highth Union Me Lincoln, Cutawjjd and Awtt Wilkpq. CnMwcll Yadkm, Hurry. Davic, Iredell und Uuike Cherokee, Macon, Jnckson. M..di- Uuncombe, 1 ransylvanm, Kinder on, Rutherford, Mitchell, U ay wood and elections are to be held at tho same pin cos us flc Described for holding elections ffi1 members of P General Assembly, on the first Wednesday in 1808'. I Tho Richmond inquirer, edited by John Mitch- ell, gives noliw to the people of the Confederate States that not distant when they will have to "cat inule avoid starvation t lie says, M let us care of the horses and mules they may become our viande tie reserve." Have we indeed come this our wives and children to bo compelled to Hvo on mule nnd horse flesh Thousands of them, we know, have no rnqat of any kind, and have had noye for weeks but they will eat corn brcud nnd parched corn the balance of their days befVo they touch horse or mule meat. The Richmond Enquirer circulates freely beyond tho lines, and is extensively reafl by our Thnt paper tells them that our peopic are on the of starvation that they are about to be reduced to the tenible necessity of subsisting on nuile and horse What is lliia but aid and comfort to" the enemy Such information, whether true or fulso, bids Lincoln on uncl go on with ihe war. him take courage, for the Enqui- rer pays we aVe starving t John Mitchell true to the Confederate cause? Who IIIOWA that he .Who cnn vouch lor him The Ilichuiond and Petersburg papers are greatly excited by the manner in which Confederate officers are impjcssiiij; piivate property foi' the army. The Whiff' We have suine mcit in ofTice, who seem to ba stricken with judicial blindness. If by innrtai-.v violence, they cnn to t tiom the jii-oplo ihu iiieiins ot subsisleiico ior todu, llu-v to be perii-cUv indillc-rXut what be- comes ot and iirniy u-nrtt'iow." The siiizie paper notices tho contempt shown for Congress by office 1-3 who are impressing in the uh- ienco of law, while that body is eiigaped in consid- ering the subject of impressment, and endeavoring to establish uiles to regulnte it1, and then .speaking oMhc system generally says "It is noth-ng nioie thun the sawe Turkish systfiii, which hat been nony on ih s Stale for the lust ten mo ths HI tlie in nil but peijietuited heie, ivheie many people lire congtegnud und -starruiiou invni- iifnt, .1 nicie no.so hai iii more thnn to form u satisfactory c> njn'tnie of this of ot the ii'tthuriKs in instituting this r.iiinii-al nnd iniquitnito Mstoiii. it intense huie ot tht' peopli1 ot thin f.u tlie burden h.is finlen intetulod to disullect tlie whole pup uliitio'n muke tliL-m ihi-eansi' of the Uoufudeiucv and those wh i are Unectinj; it y Oi is it designed to eon- veil ihe people into Tuiks, uhoseoiete thi-ir sUues ot nil .sorts and fh (o the moinitiitns and tho woods, at ap loiie'i nf .1 government Or is it the purposu to Vngii.. i ot tln> iiu'iin-, of siib-iiiilrnce, pinpuiittorj to '1 i- pit nu ol l.nt alt uidoni'it; her to the i. :cv of the mu.dei? I'lii1 it'iqui'y of thv proccedini; i'i be ucconnted f n bv the insotenc'e upstart ollioiaU, wno, tieM'r liiivini; had any power beluir, aic only intent i H exeiciiinu; what tlKy IK.VC now, ,md making tlie people 'ulthov luue u master on their b.icks. IJnt its Fully-its i nous', Hue which production 1 'o be cxiiiviiihhed, and aiuonimeiJ, people armv -i to buit vutio'n -ttutt put-s ut dchnnco .ill hurn.ni con j uuie. It. uotild seem to beJlio of author- u es to del nt cny k'jjihlulion on the Miujtit, oi to di'clitn- in advanco, ih.tt tlu-y would tieat sciiin and contempt any thut C.uigrt'.s-i imjjht Jf this be the obji-ct, it (iinnot be met too souuand toosteinlv. Thu niitliiM'ita's oi ntve praieciiou to her people. Ji'jl the LojjiS- laiure declaiv u-sululion, and lequest the Goieiuorto decluie by proclunialnin to ihe pc'ijile, th.it they aie uiidt'i- no obligation to ivi-p'-ct the who'o sjVtt'm is contraiy to law it is tluir right and pnvi- U je fo resist by torco any illvjial seizure of (lieir propo> ty, oi it they pittei, to MIC tint warmiits for the uiiTat t-o'u- lict'on i'iul nt lelortiuui9 Aiid the nuhtia tlio ordt'ied to ho'd in to to all citizuus in lesisting these i'pijicd-ions on llh-ir Jn t'1? f'lcoot thuM- ouli-Hjii'S On public and pri vat u lights, nnd of their conie.itpt of tiie Itjrislniive department, Air. Picsident IJu1. is is Uonjy ess towusptmd the great win of cmpus, nlUiver the Coi.ltdjtucy. It (JoiiK'i'sM should be so wjint- m spin'--So de'e'ict in duty, lei the Virginia Smiitois u! least hpcmnm niiled to prtsent tin -'unpromising resist- ance to thib MII tender ol ail our libti ttua The jotirnnls rcicwed to arc complaining of what has been a common thing iti Slute for montliH Our people l-ave borne it with a patience and fottitude worthy of themselves and of the nnd tbat' too the at Richmond, tbe has betn denouncing three-fourths o( them as and We have heaiti of forcible impieshtiients in various paits of this State. Among the numerous letters fro receive is ono from "a poon cuppled mim" in Alanmnce County, who says there me Afliofrs or persons im- corn and bacon in County for the Piodtuor.t Road and for iJanville, and they say they have authority for this. Our reply is, have no such authority. Those officers may be onl" speculators. Make thojn .show tneii-authority. If they buve none, drive them by force, if y, out of the County if they show authority from the Secretaiy of War, let them havo what you can spare provided they pay the market price for it; but if thoy attempt to take coin and bacon which are in- to the poor to sustain life, resist them. There is no law of Congress on the subject of im- pressment, and tho Secretary of War, therefore, has no authority to lake private property by force. But the MKJnirer wants Iho people to live on horse and mule moat. useful th.cn, muht bo-slaughtered. Iri that event, how will the land bo- ploughc d What shall we have to pull our wagons? Oxon V They must full by the butcher's knife before the or .mule is touched. We suppose tbe Nnqnirer moans that horses and mules in good order must bo. kept for fanning purposes, and the.poor ones killed for the people to livv on. Verily, will die Enquirer. The question of supplies is the niodt important one that be presented to oifr people. That man who shall plant or tobacco for profit during tbc went year, will not only stab hts poor neigh- bors aiding to consign them, to-starvation, but he will inflict a deadly wound, so far as he can do it, on our brave soldiers-tind on tho common Oausp. to bis kind and to his Such H man is an enem are ,o by the Editor of (his papor, Rev. Mr. Pell, that its publica'ion will be resumed fibout ]st of April next, lie js glad also to state that mail books have been found. country. Plant corn put every acre that you can in corn, plant potatoes also, and everything -Irfo that will sustain life. Plant corn, and save Country; plant cotton and tobacco and destroy it! A friend writes us from Carthage, Mporo Coun- ty, that our statement that the Richmond En- quirer took ground some time since .for re construc- tion, is denied, Wo have mislaid the Enquirer containing tho article, but our recollection is distinct that it took the giuuiid that tho waV must go on uhtil all the free States agreed to vote to remain whore they at e or go 'with us. f any or all of them- sho'uld'go with us, re construction would certainly be the consequor-ie. We charged the fact on the Enquirer at the time, and it waa silent. But that paper is now, ufider its nc.w Editor, oppose'd to anjr thing of the kind, and is engaged' in denouncing not1 only tho French ,Mmpcror but 'Mr. VaUanding- hftm, and thousands like hi-n, ns our enemies. 8uch> is the consistency of the Enquirer. The Alabama hastbemi captured ibr'thosixlli time by ihe an jwpor. 411 Port Hudson. Prominent in Southern objects of up-'j ceasing solicitude and interest, stand Vicksburg and Port Hudson-, the solo surviving warders that lenge Federal supremacy on the Mississippi., fled and beaten in repeated assaults on the with the industry of beavers and a dogged-persis- tency worthy a better cause, the Yankees turned ditchers and endeavored to isolate the city by seduc- ing the riverMnto an artificial channel. A rumor prevails that they have at length the.raging accompli, Ifthia be true, the reduction or evacuation of Vieksburg is regarded by many as being merely a matter of time and Port Hudson, heretofore occupying a secondary has suddenly become, both North and South, a paint of exceeding interest. To the North it appears the last barrier to free navigation of tho river from Itasca to the Gulf, and to th'e South-but-" last bulwark against pirates more dreaded than the Vikings of old. Port Hudson is situated in the Parish of East Feliciana, La., on the East bank of the Mississippi, and is distant, by river, from burg about two hundred" miles. The following fclutoments concerning its natural strength and the character of its defences are taken from the llaton Rouge correspondence of the New York World: The great strength of Fort IluUaini as a place of defence against gunboutb oonsisis m tbe height of us cliffs, und the peculmrfoi iiiation ol then veral that place. It is sit suited on a nt tbo river, 25 miles (aeCbrd.njf to tho best an- Ujorily; from Uutyn Kouije, and ono hundred and (iltiy miles horn New Ui leans. The chffo are very high I hav'c heard estimates inudu, each ono cUnniu to be correct, of from 500 to a.tino Jeetiislhe height. They tne also very f.ict ulrnont perpendicular The rivur the .bwid oppobite the city suddenly narowj, so dial the rapid cnrrent .strikes against the wo-st bunk, and thus sweeps through a narrow channel just Ht the base of the cliff's There many persons acquainted with thu locali- ty who assert that it if, impossible for the gunbwnla to ba {it much uwe in the reduction of this place. They1 s.iy thnt the cnirmt i-> inpid through tin? naiiuw channel', that it draw the gunboats from above right under the cliff-> so that ihe guns cannot be Bniliuicntly elevated to uork; that the gunboats Vi-oni below cuiuot iftid n pnsiuon net ia Irom wNch to reach fie rebel batteries tho ph'tfV with any cttVct This is u veiy delicate matter to prophecy about, and remembering- what have doni', 1 do ivt feel inclined to endorse those to their full ex- tent. 'Wu'i-e is no doubt, however, of tbe formidable nn- lure of'the p.iBition In addition to this, tha rebels tire bulking- toi'pt-doon in the. rivur belovft Another correspondent 1 have reason to believe that there nn> now not more Ihtin ten Ihousind men in th.it sickly und as it is on a point absolutely suiioundi'd'nii aln'iost eveiy (tide by an rtvor, -it would seem to te e.isy to cut off eoimnumeauon with the rear, and smm stiuve the {jarrUon into u anriender. This much is Banks has nt Uaton lionise now, wnhin a forced diu's march of the iwir of I'oit llud.ion, neaiMv tlnee times the nnmbi'i- of the C'onk'derato troops. VVhelltPi they (the icbels) will bo uiloiccd in the season ot inactivity, i cannot say. 1 buve always had the iiapiession ihat the rebel wddiers at I'tirt Hudbtm of the most inferior kind, mostly con- Mjnpts, and ready, with u fair ohanct., t.o get away from the MTMce. in the front, the place IH stronger; nature has ma 'e it singularly fuvorab e for defence; but Ihe rear is upon, und jio.ssesses superior 1'urt Ihuliun and Vicksbnrg is the mouih of Red Through this river and the Alchur.ihiya, ihe enemy find a wuy nut ot the Gulf into the AluMbsippi, and to Yioks- State Treasury We alluded in our last to the violent and unjusti- fiable manner in which Mr. Treasurer Worth has been by tbe lUleigh Register, because he refuses to discriminate between public creditors in paying out money. The money in the Treasury at thih tune is almost exclusively Confederate. The small amount of Treasury notes fundable immedi- ately, which, the Treasurer is authorized to re issue, are eagerly sought for. because .they a premi- um of S per cent, in the market. The Treasurer is not now, and is not expected soon to be under tho necessity of raising money by thcsale of State bonds, or fundablo Treas'ury notes and consequently, we learn, no more bonds or Treasury notes fundable at tbe pleasure of tbe holder, will be issued until tbc necessities of the Treasury shall require it. The limit fixed by law on the issue and re issue of these Treasury notes; immediately, has been nearly reached. The amount of these, which may be lawfully re issued, is not, equal to one-half the .coupons or State bonds now dqc. The Treasurer having no right to discriminate between the merits of different claims, and not hav- ing enough of this currency to pay all of those hold- ing coupons, or to pay one fourth of the amount due to soldiers for State bounty, has very properly de- toriiiincd for the present to pay all in the sirno cur- rency, to wit, Confederate notes. When the Treas- ury notes of the denominations of atld upwards, authorized to be issued by the.lslst (jeneral Assem- bly, shall bo received from the printers ftiid made ready for issue, they will be paid out to all claimants on the Treasury who may prefer them, as long as they lust; but the Treasurer, wo learn, does not contemplate exchanging them for' other currency, excepting with sflldicrs or their families'within the enemy's Jines. We Icfirn that tho Treasury notes of the denominations of and under, intended for change, are now daily looked for from the printers, and as soon as. received they will be, son6 to the Banks all over the State, to be signed, numbered, and clipped, by Clerks appointed for tbe purpose. Persons wanting change will, therefore, apply tho Banks, and not to tho Treasury department. We are requested to afate, to enable the County Commissioners, appointed in pursuance of the act appropriating ono million of dollars for fee relief of the wives and of soldiers in the to know the amount due to each County, arid how to obtain it, je Treasurer has transmitted to the'postoffice ti each County seat a draft, similar to those issued by the Comptroller in favor of the Chairman of the B.oard f Superintendents of Com- mon Schools, These .ie addressed in each'case to County Commissioner." When Worth came into office ho found the Treasury much depleted. By energy and persefer- ance he has replenished it, and he now has in hand a considerable amount, consisting mainly of Confed- erate tfiptes.' He receives these notes freely, and pays them out freely; and because he does this, and thereby susfains Con federate credit, and refuses to discriminate between State creditors, he is de- nounced and villifled by a paper in this City (the liegtyer) which is in the interest of at least one of tho the Banks it is well known, have" been pursuing for some tithe tho very course adopt- ed by -Mr. Worth. But the fact that tho Reg- ister assails Mr. Worth is one of the'best evidences that he is performing his duty. SOUTHERN FIELD AND advertise- ment of this excellent journal in the Standard to- day. It is cheap in these times at per annume.' Brown has called upon the'Log- of Georgia to meet in extra Session on'the .'35th of this raqnth, to adept jneasures U> prevent' the planting of cotton. -------3, a desolating wurtias now been waged for near- Iv two 3ears between Ihe people fhe JJnited Stat es and P people of the Confederate States, ID which halfu mil- lion or men have pemhed, nnd several thousand tnilliojia property have been destroyed: And whereas, achievements of ihe Confed- erate unus render our final success no longer doubtful, and therefore leave no room for any misconstruction eflau- gniigefavorable to peace; therefore, Jtfsototd, That whilst, we are unalterably devoted to Iho of Southern independence, believing tbat io its suc- cessful vindication is involved all that is held dear by a brave and high-spirited towards which we .pledge onr last milh and our last dollar; and whilst ween- tortain an abiding confidence m the reiources of our coun- skill of our generals, the valor of our soldiers, und Ihe good piovJdencifcof God, nUiiratcly to secure to us. that libeay und independence, however- protracted may be f the tM we should huii with the early restoration of nmicable relations between the two countries, and should regard the accomplishment of such an end as the proudest achievement of unus or of states- manship. 2. That statesmanship in the Cabinet -may legitimately co-opera! B with nnlitaiy genius in the liald and, if oppor- tunity offer, that diplotnnpy should lend its aid to the sword to prevent any nmieacss.iry prolongation 'of a fierce nnd destructive war; ami that n >t incompatible with the dignity ol the government or the honor (.f these Htntes to adopt, such u policy as may divide and weaken our ene- mies, and theieby confound their wicked designs. 8 Tlut we witnessed with pntisfttctio-i the earnest dmpovition of the people of burdening on the Mississippi and Ohio nvern to Accede from tbe abolitiuo ized and tanatical Slates of tha North and Kisl; and Ihat, while we should prefer thut the n.ombers ot this Oouledrf- eiuc.v should bucbaiau'erizcd by similar >et- 'ii the adoption by them of ITioConfoderivlc DAY! MARCK 18, Meeting iu A meeting of citizens of [Albejnurlu county, Vir- ginia, was held in the Court House on the 2nu over which the lion. Shclton F. Leake presided, and at which the following resolutions were adop- WHOLE NUMBER 1463. upon me auopnon uy them onhoConferlerivle we should not be unwilling to form a league with such North-vesterft to command an eurly and constitute This ConfcUuracy the pieuon- derating power on this secure to ns the slave- holding Slutua of Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky uinl Mis- souri-to give us supreme the great inland Heaaof itie Mississippi nnfl the acquire pot- session ol the ex tensive SW extern to pro- mote th" exi-hSng'o of oar Southern staples foe the nnd enltle ol ihe vVest, 4 That nnd erst much loss the course of a cot tain portion of the Southern press, in d is ciivMng this question, and, while we loudly applaud the heroic efforts which have been nmde by. our gallant sol- fliers in scourging Hie brigands fiu'ii our soil, we deem it- a sucral duty, so far IH coftsij-tent our honour as a to husband and cherish those precious lives and liberty alrcjtljf put in jeopardy on so many bloody fi. That a copy of proceedings be forwurdcii to our Kepresentntives in an-J Ihe General Awtmbty, and also lor publication the Uiohmond papers." The Enquirer magnifies the proceedings by dc- joting more tlun a column of comments to thorn, andhumiles tho uold fogies" of Albemarle, >s it culls them, without cloves. The f 4 J hushniuluiir lives and limbs is a vile vile idea while foiclgn invaders are on otir ground." Who is doing this? Not the Conservatives of the South, but the friends of Eveiy neighborhood in this Stafrc is vexnl by a knot of original secessionists who ought t6 be in tho war, but who have secured exemptions in various ways, nnd reniaio at home to abuse their.betters and spcc- nlatdon tho soldiers' wives and" children. The proposition to admit tho Northwestern States into the Southern flohfxlcracy, in a proposition to re-contth'tict the fjorernment. It is nothing more find nothing less. If one free or non-slaveholrling State comes in, Uio question will at onw be asked, why may not other free States be admitted Penn- sylvania is not worse than Ohio, nor is Maine worse thnn Wisconsin. If all States should adopt the Constitution of Confederate what would that be but a re-construction of the old Uniozi to gel hon-te fl-oiia this place if pockets were crammed -with tench thopresnmp- tuons Mates by which flanked we cannot be insitlted witjj impunity, and show them if4hey lackconii-. deuce -in tbat cuu expect from us neither confi- A Nouu; learn from a friend that Perry Esq., of Johnston County, sells what produce he can spare from his farm at the same prices for which he sold before the war. He snvs he intends to do so during.the war. Mr. Godwin is a thriving farrnf-r and a worthy man. is acting the part of Chiistian and patriot. Who will fol- low his example Mr, Godwjn, it is.hardly neccs-' sary to add, Is a sound Conservative. N. O, Money in South-Carolina. The following communication, from a responsible source, will excite the liveliest indignation in the hrcabt of overy North-Carolinian. It seems that the people of Charleston and Savannah, and of South-Carolina generally, utterly refuse to receive our currency, and that too from our war-worn vet- eraji-s who have been sent to hazard their lives in their defence, If this is -f courtesy, not to say justice of those peopic towards our Stsdo and our soldiers, in the midst of war, when all hearts, and all purses ought to .blended as one, what may wo not expect when the war is over? Neafly overy section'of this State receives and cir- culates, not only the Bank no'.es and Treasury nates of Georgia and South-Carolina, but even their cor- poration shinplnstors; -hue the people of those States', it seems, will not touch our Treasury notes. Wo bog leave to sny that North-Carolina credit is better than South-Carolina crcuit; that the bonds of the former. haVe always been, as they are now, higher thytn those' of the latter; that our negroes are quite ns valuable, and. are held by secure a tenure as those of South-Carolina; that wo have more white men, and consequently more labor and intelligence than that S Je; that we have more and better min- erals than thnt State; more ami better more and better manufacturing establishments of nil kinds; that our currency is as good 'as ihat of any continent; and that we have moro troops in the flelrj, in proportion to population, than the State whose people thus contemptuously refuse to receive our currency. They want our troops, but do not want currency f Our soldiers have either to subioit to be shaved on our Treasury notes or gd without such articles as are necessary to tlleir support and comfort. The communication referred to is as COOSAWHATCHIB, H. C, Mp.rch 0, .Editor cerium number ot' North Carolina ti-ixipsaivin this Scute, and atmind Suvnunuh, Iho exuct number oi which h id a? well hot ba nvjnWoncd, let it suffice that it is very considerable citizens of Chni-Ies- lon and oavunroth, were very much rtjoiced when they ar- it dissipated the panic which ihen reiiWd in those Cities. But let me mnark to the North Caro- Jinianswhonift wtgor to Carolina moner, hatibecitiKjhs ol Ohaileston Savtuinah aud abnif ,i 5. receive a farthing i description, and particu, lai'ly tbe State Treasury nqr'oB. Por no reason, except thnt it is Nortii Cnnilina money.- IF this the conhilwice which ia to between the'States of Iho Confederacy, I predict thr t it will be short-lived uwnarod men ol ono hrigtvcle, the wounded heroes'of Rich- mond, and -jdecicksburR here withovV wrms, Ihp Hialo of Hai'.th Carolina had an abundance sirniH, but not one mii8bet omild be might be wanted for the ttijljiiu. North Oarolini. hits tiirn- M ams the I conjure every Worth has anj pridt- in hiR boHom, to re- boutb Caroli bttnlc notes-and iheir shin-plasteiT, and atltailroad as-ents and Conductors, pur ucularly, as it for u Noith Counterfeit and Spurious Billn. Good money is KO abundant and 89 che-ip now, that we wonder (hat any one should be so mean or so wicked as to issue cither counterfeit or rious bills. Yot it is done, and vre are ineihied to think the crime .is increasing. We received a fifty cent from a frfend the other day, very badly printed, purporting to have been issued in this (fity, August. 1, signed by J. W. Woods, promising to pay fifty. cents to the bearer in current circulating funds when -presented in sums of five dollars and up- wards." The vignette is a muddy looking tea box, and the bill is numbered 185. Now, we are quite sure that no such bill was either printed or issued in this city. The aforesaid Mr. Woods has neither "a local habitation nor a name" here. We advise the peopic to refuse aH ghinplasters not issued at our State Treasury, except Sir-case a or'South-Carolina, or Georgia State Treas- ury bill fa offered you by a soldier for something to cat, in which case let him have what ho wants, if lus money is worthless to you. Refuse all cor- poration or county -or individual shinplastcrs; at any rate, don't send them to us for tho except the i-sues of the Greensboro' Trust Company. NEW learn that on and after Saturday neyjt the following schedule will be run on the Paleigh and Gaston Road: Miil Raleigh at 10 a. in ami .ir- rtve at Weldon at 6 p. m. Leave Weldon at   p. m. We suppose there will a change on the North- Carolina Road to correspond the above. GENERAL ITEMS. A Mr. Smith, a son of widow Jemima Smith, living eleven miles south of lUleigh, died on the ?th of. small pox. He was .a soldier on furlough. the people- be on their grmrd against the spread of this disease. Tho Snndersville Georgian says it has seldom seen wheat crop present u 'more promising nppciirnnce, at ilns season of the year than it does now. In going ret urn- ing from Millcdgeville, by different routes, we did not a sing'e sorry field of wheat. If March will only be (v little kind and spare ns a heavy frost, the probability is we h'uvc nn abundant crop. The Riycftoville has been compelled by the gen- eral advnnco in prices, to add to its terms. -The Weekly is now three dolhus, and the Semi-Weekly foTir dollaisj.er annum. The paper is cheap at that price. The '7omiuerci.il of Wilmington hns declared a idend of five per cenu Mary House, living near Monk's Slore, Stunpson Ooun'y, N. C through the FnyetlcviISc Obscrvr Oiitt she has not her son, Henry Honse. since'Au- gust last, when h> volunteered and went to Virginia. Ffce begs any one wMo knows the fate of her son, to wK Ic to her. Chattanooga is nonsense to be spilling so much ink about peace, until wo uave quit spilling blood on thut interesting subject. Meetings, tye of dnily occurrence in tv- land to express approval of Lincoln's emancipation procfii- inalion. At an emancipation meeting held tit St. Condon, the Lord Mayor was unanimously condemn- M for inviting Mr. Mason, ibo Confederate Minister, fo his hvte dinner. President Xorth-Curolina powder tnantifaclii- ring conipanjr gives notice through tho ChariotteltuUit.n, that iris mill is now tn full operation with a good supply of The Eullttin says thrs powder is t-qnal to Du- pom's best. The null js twelve miles west of Charlotte, on the Cutattba river. ThoSeluw Reporter enys a onions applied moining. noon, and night, for three or dit.vs, will cor- tuinly cure a bone felon., The Editor has peon it Ineil, und says.no matter how bad the'case is, splitting the finger will not be necess.xry if tlxjs poultice is uned. The Con federate government has purchased, as far as re- ported, bales of cotton at an overage price of about 12 cents upon the whole purchase fro returns having been received from Tesfas, Florida, and North-Carolina, purchi- ses mu'lo in those States are not inclnded, bnt it is calcu- lated that they will increase the amount fo an aggregate of bales. The subscription to the produce loan is estimated   direction, in the midst of. war, on the eve of which to deride tho fnto of his kingdom, found timo to revel in the charmxof philosophy and intellectual pleasures. Bonaparte, all Kuropeat his M'Hh kings in hig nntechambei'begginp; for vacant thronrs, with thou- sands of men whose destinies were suspended on. the bi ittlc thread of arbitrary pleasure, had time to con- verse with books.- when he hnd curbed tho spirits of the Roman peopic, anil was thronged with visitors from .the found tirrfc for an intellectual conversation. Every has time; he is careful to improve it as well as he might, ho can reap a thicefold reward. Let oil make us.e of the hours at their disposal, if they want to obtain a proper influence in society. They cnn if they please, hold in their hands tlje de-45nil's of our Republic. i From the of rubbish in the "Diary" of Russell, the London Times' correspondent, we ex- tract the following: Leaving the hubbub and phiz drinks and constant spitting of illurd'fi the reader is permitted to fol- low Mr. Russell to ihe aristocratic stclubion of the White House. The servant who. took the guests hat was slow that the gentleman in- ited. .He was, says the Diary, partwularly inquis- itive to my light to be thete at all; for said be, t'huiti are none but meuibern of the Cabinet am} their wives and daughters dining here to Eventual- ly ho relaxed, instructed me how to place my hat, so that it be exposed to no indignity, and in- me that I was about to participate in a pran- dial enjoyment of no ordinary character. Mr. Jcames, having been thus conciliated, the Reporter was led to the reception room. H Mrs. Lincoln w.s already seated to receive her guests. Slieisofthc middle age and a nip ness degenerating to the embompoint natural to her years; her features are plain, her nose and month, of an ordinary type, and her manners and appearance homely, stiffened, however, by the con- sciousness that her position requires her to be some- thing more than plain Mrs. Lincoln, the wife of tlie Illinois lawyer; she ig profuse in the word sir, in every instance, which is now almost an Ameri- canism confined -to certain classes, although it 'wad once as common in England. Her dress I shall not attempt to describe, though it was very gorgeous and highly colored." She handled a fan with much energy, displaying a round, well proportioned'arm, and was adorned with some simple jewelry. Mrs. Lincoln struck me as desirous of making her. self (fgrecabie; and I own I was agreeably disap- pointed, as the secessionist ladies at Washington, had been amusing themselves by anecdotes which could scarcely have been founded on fact The ihe host is thus given in another chapter: Soon afterwards there entered, with a shambling, irregular, almost unsteady gait, a tall, lank, lein man, cSnsideiably over six feet in height, with stoop- ing shoulders; long pwidulous arms, terminating iu hands of extraordinary were fur exceeded in proportion Uy his fcet 'Ho was dressed in an-ill-fiuiiig wrinkhjd suit of black, which pttt one in mind of a.n undertaker's uniform at a funeral; round his neck a rope of black silk war knotted in a large bulb, with Hying ends fro- beyond of his coat; turned down shin collar sinewy, muscular yel- low neck, and above that, nestling in a great UIOKK of black hair, bristling and- compact lilw' a ruff of mourning pins, rose the strange' quaint and 'head, covered ita thatch of wild republican hair, of President'Lincoln. The impression pro- duced by the me ol his extremities, and by hil tun: ping und wide-projecting nihy bo removed by the.appeuiancc qf sagacity, and the awlt- of his face; the mouth absolute- ly prodigious i the lips, straggling and extending almost from cnu Hue of black beard to other, are only kept in order by two deep furrows Jhe nostril to chin; Iho nose out from the lluce, with in- quiring, air, theuch it were, snuffing for in the the eyes dark, and'- deeply set and. penetrating, but full of an i- Bioi) which to tendvrncas-; and them protect (he shaggr -into KinalU'iard frontal space, the development, pf wfciich cao, saarcely be. ostimlkted owing to n-regufar flocks of thick iuir actosifciti   

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