THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD: WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 1861.
NEW SPRING GOODS FOR 1861
McGEE & WILLIAMS
Respectfully invite attention to their
LARGE AND DESIRABLE
Stock of Foreign and Domestic
D R Y G O O D S,
Which they are enabled to offer
CHEAPER THAN EVER,
Having been purchased at enormous sacrifices under the
prevailing crisis, and in many instances from 25 to 50 per
All who want GREAT BARGAINS should not fail to
examine our stock.
Raleigh, April 12, 1861 36—wksw??t.
WAR! WAR!! WAR!!!
WAR DECLARED! WAR DECLARED!!
ON HIGH PRICES AND LARGE PROFITS,
AT THE NEW STORE OF
T. D. S L E D G E,
ONE DOOR BELOW
M R. P O M E R O Y ’S B O O K S T O R E,
WHERE CAN BE FOUND A LARGE STOCK OF
ELEGANT DRESS GOODS
For Ladies and Misses.
Bonnets, Ribbons, Ruches, Flowers, Parn__??__,
Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, &c. Domestic
Goods and Linens. Goods for Men and
Boy’s Wear in a great Variety, at the
lowest prices. Shoes for Men and
Boys – Shoes for Ladies, Misses
and Children –Servants’
Hats for Men and Boys,
in a great variety,
My stock is large and I am determined to sell goods at
small profits. My motto will be
“WAR ON HIGH PRICES AND LARGE PROFITS.”
My friends and the public are respectfully invited to come
and examine my stock, and they will be sonvinced that
they can save money by buying goods of
T. D. SLEDGE
Raleigh, April 2, 1861. 25 –wdsw__??__
THE OAK CITY HOUSE,
(OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE,)
RALEIGH, N. C.
THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN RECENTLY REFITTED
and newly finished in elegant style, and Mr. MON-
TAGUE, late of Wilmington, has opened on the second
A NEW BILLIARD SALOON,
WITH TWO OF
PHELAN’S PATENT COMBINATION CUSHION
This Establishment, under a new arrangement, has been
freshly stocked with PURE LIQUORS, WINES, SEGARS (sic),
&s., direct from the Custom House. It will be conducted
on the CASH plan, by competent and obliging Managers.
N. B. Walter H Taylor’s Old London Dock Brandy
and the famous Reading Ale always on draught.
Snacks Served at all Hours.
A FREE LUNCH given daily at 1 o’clock.
D. G. LOUGEE & CO.
March, 25, 1861. 23 –wdsw__??__
GEO. W. BLOUNT,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Wilson, N. C.,
WILL ATTEND TO BUSINESS ENTRUSTED TO
him in Nash, Wilson, Edgcombe (sic) and Franklin
Feb. 21, 1861. 14 – wdswly.
WYATT’S PULMONIC BALSAM. –THIS
Invaluable Compound has been in successful use
for more than 20 years. It has cured hundreds, who were
thought to be incurable, of Pulmonary Complaint, many of
whom had abandoned all hopes. Yet they are now re-
stored in vigorous health, after having been given up by
friends and physicians.
In all complaints of the lungs, throat, chest, and _???_
such as pain in the breast, spitting of blood, painful, and
excessive mucus, expectoration, asthma, difficulty of breath-
ing, old and stuborn (sic) cough, and for the relief of consump-
tives. Price $1 per bottle. Prepared by
W. H. WYATT, Druggist and Apothecary,
Nos. 184 and 188 Main St., Salisbury, N. C.
March 1, 1861. 26 –wdswsm.
FOR HIRE. – A FIRST RATE CARPENTER. – FOR
SALE, a very fine young MARE. Apply in
E. BURKE HAYWOOD
April 9, 1861. 27 –wdswlf.
WYATT’S SPECIFIC PILLS CURE PERMA-
nently with dispatch. Their early use will save ex-
pense and much future misery. They are a complete and
gratifying success, perfectly safe under all circumstances,
alike for male or female, and entirely free from taste and
smell. Price $1. Sent by mail including 5 stamps. Pre-
W. H. Wyatt, Druggist and Apothecary,
Nos. 184 and 188 Main St., Salisbury, N. C.
March 1, 1861. 26 –wdswsm
THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD:
WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 1861.
The Newbern Progress remonstrates strongly and
justly with those store-keepers who appear disposed
to get up a famine panic, and thus wring out of the
pockets of the people a few more dollars for the few
barrels of pork, or other lots of provisions they
may have on hand. This thing is wrong, and it
can’t be kept up.
We know it is human nature to get all you can,
and charge as much as your neighbors. But surely
this is not the time, nor the present crisis the occa-
sion, to speculate on the means of living. At any
rate, and on any terms, the pressure of the times
must fall heavily upon a large proportion of our
people; people as patriotic, as much devoted to the
rights and the honor of their State as the highest
and the proudest; but who, with their families, must
live. We say that the present panic prices can’t be
kept up. There is no dearth in the land. A few
hundreds, or even thousands, of barrels of pork may
have been received from the North and consumed
on the seacoast; but that, whether cut off or not,
bears too small a proportion to the whole to perma-
nently affect the provision markets of the State.—
Submit to no panic prices. Assist out of your
stores your poorer or worse supplied neighbors,
and, so far as eatables are concerned, things will re-
gulate themselves. It is not our wish to use hard
words because, following a law which no one store-
keeper makes, regulates, or is individually responsi-
ble for, provisions have gone up like a rocket; but
we say that the movement is wrong, and that it is
mainly speculative in its nature, and cannot be sus-
tained if not blindly submitted to. – Wil. Journal.
We entirely concur with the Journal. The truth
is provisions are abundant in this State. We learn
from Commissary Williams that the supplies at
Charlotte are ample, and that he found no difficulty
in at once purchasing all he wanted.
SERVICES IN OUR CHURCHES. – On Sunday last many
of the officers and troops stationed near this place
attended Divine service in the various Churches.—
We had the pleasure of hearing a most impressive
and appropriate sermon, by the Rev. J. M. Atkin-
son, of the Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Willis
L. Miller, Captain of the Thomasville Rifles, (in un-
dress uniform,) opened the exercises by a most fer-
vent prayer. The sermon was truthful in its state-
ments of the condition of the country, instructive and
edifying in its suggestions to those engaged in the
impending war, and full of the fire of the loftiest and
most devoted patriotism. It reminded us of the days
when the Scottish Covenanters lifted their swords
and raised their war cry for civil and religious liber-
ty. Such a sermon, if delivered to assembled thou-
sands on the camp ground near this place, would
enlighten and console the soldier with reference to
his duty here and his destiny hereafter, while it
would serve his arm still more for the shock of battle.
WHAT LINCOLN EXPECTS TO DO. -- The National
Republican, of Washington, the organ of Lincoln,
“There is to be no peace except upon the basis of
the unqualified submission of those in revolt. There
is to be no recognition of any pretended Southern
Confederacy. There is to be no peaceable assent to
a separation of these States. The government is to
be maintained, in that plain, straight forward way
in which all governments are maintained, by coer-
cion. The leaders of this conspiracy are to be driv-
en out of the country, or to be hanged, and never
did conspirators anywhere and at any time, more
richly deserve the fate which awaits them.”
This, then, is the programme. Lincoln will have
to put down and hang the people of fifteen States.
He will have a lively time of it. We predict that
Lincoln and his government will be in Albany, New
York, before the close of the ensuing summer.
BIBLICAL RECORDER. --- Rev. J. J. James, editor and
proprietor of the Biblical Recorder, has sold that
journal to Rev. J. D. Hufham, who entered upon
his duties last week. Mr. Hufham is a native of
North-Carolina (sic), a graduate of Wake Forest College,
and an able minister in the Baptist Church.
FRUIT CROP. --- The prospect for an abundant fruit
crop is altogether flattering. Peaches, apples, pears,
plums, indeed everything in the shape of fruit, will
be plentiful the ensuing season, if no blasting frost
should occur to cut off the present prospect. – Ashe-
In Wake and adjoining counties fruit of all kinds
killed except apples; and even these are generally
injured. Plant melons; there will be no other
????We are under obligations to Adams’ Express
Company for copies of the late Baltimore and New
?? Citizens of Raleigh who have vacant houses
suitable for the accommodation of troops, will please
make the fact known at once to Mr. John G.
There being now no longer a necessity for the
Southern Rights meeting at Charlotte on the 20th
of this month, (May,) I hereby make known, with
the concurrence of members of the committee, and
upon the suggestion of many others, that the call for
the same is withdrawn – and that consequently the
meeting will not take place.
The noble attitude of North-Carolina (sic) – the union
of sentiment and feeling among her people and the
spirited alacrity with which they meet the crisis,
bespeak a spirit that looks to action only, and not
to public discussion.
WELDON N. EDWARDS,
Pres. of the South. Rights Ex. Com.
27th April, 1861.
? Papers in the State will please insert this.
Montgomery, April 22.
No reason yet to change former instructions.
Our policy is not to violate hospitality. Let vessels
engaged in private commerce go until war is de-
clared by Congress. C. G. MEMMINGER,
Secretary of the Treasury.
The work at Fort Macon is now pretty well cleaned
up. We notice about 30 or 40 negroes going up
yesterday morning, there being nothing farher for
them to do. We understand from a gentleman up
recently, that Col. Tew the commandant announces
himself ready now to give ‘Old Abe’ and his hire-
lings a hospitable welcome. – Newbern Progress.
ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE. -- Our noble friend, Geor-
ge B. Young, hearing Saturday morning that his
company, the City Light Guards, had received
marching orders, was united at noon to the chosen
partner of his joys and sorrows, placed her under
the protection of his family, and at 8 o’clock in the
afternoon, his face wreathed in smiles and wet with
tears, took leave of his relatives and friends to share
the fortunes of his company in Virginia. This
exhibition of self-sacrificing patriotism warrants the
assurance that he will perform prodigies of valor if
occasion requires. May he soon be permitted to re-
turn to enjoy the happiness with which the vicis-
situdes of war have so rudely interfered. – Colum-
bus (Ga) Sun.
Privateer at Work.
NEW ORLEANS, April 20. -- The steamer Star of
the West has just arrived from Indianola, Texas. –
She has taken three prizes under Letters from the
IS PEACE IMPOSSIBLE. – There is nothing about
the unhappy circumstances that surround us, as a
people, more striking or more affecting than the uni-
versal sadness which hangs like a funeral veil over
the face of society. It is discernible in the midst of
the wildest excitement, and where there is no dis-
position manifested to shrink from the worst conse-
quences of resistance. No such fueling would be
prevalent if the warfare were of a different charac-
ter. If two or three of the most powerful nations
of Europe combined to menace our land, and we
were a united people, resolved on resistance to the
death, we could be cheerful in the midst of the
most appalling portents. The death of those who
might fall in conflict with a foreign foe would be
robbed of half its sting, and instead of dishearten-
ing the survivors would only add to their energy
and determination. Because there lies deep down in
every American heart the conviction that we are an
invincible people, and no sequence of reverses could
destroy or weaken this conviction.
But we find every thinking man, everywhere,
North and South, manifesting the same heartfelt
sorrow at the prospect of civil war. It is not so
much on account of its proverbial horrors and ca-
lamities as because it is sure to be as profitless as it
will be vindictive and bloody. It matters not which
side is triumphant – the triumph brings no gain to
either. The victory when achieved will be a barren
victory, purchased at an enormous cost. Each drop
of blood shed in the miserable quarrel will embitter
the contest, and drive farther away the hope of re-
turning peace. The boundaries separating hostile
sections will be marked by scenes of butchery hith-
erty (sic) unknown among christian nations. And when
the remnants of exhausted combatants pause in the
Capitol and patch up a peace, each will find that his
inheritance is a nation of orphans, who receive noth-
ing from their progenitors but a large capacity for
There are not many men on either side who are
misled by the promise of “conquering a peace.”
No peace can ever be conquered in America. The
armies on both sides, where bayonets are to clash in
mortal strife, are composed of men who can never
be subdued. We do not mean to assert that battles
will not be won and lost; but we do assert that no
battle can decide the question. The fugitives from
one disastrous field will be the eager volunteers for
the next fight, and will fight more obstinately from
the memory of the preceding defeat. Many thou-
sands of loyal citizens, who have heretofore plead
for peace and reconciliation, will become as truculent
and bloodthirsty as the most brutal and depraved,
if they are once drawn into the fatal vortex, and the
one all-absorbing desire of those who now shrink
from the sight or thought of bloodshed will be to
die scattering death around them. It has been said
of the American nation “that they are a people
averse to war, whose genius was best displayed in
all the acts and occupations of peace; but at the
same time a people who might easily be transformed
into demons of cruelty, if their passions were once
May we not glean some hope from the very fact?
The hopelessness of the contest, the utter and man-
ifest unprofitableness of the victory either way, and
above all, the insufficiency of the ground upon
which the war is inaugurated, all plead for the re-
turn of reason and moderation. – Balt. American.
We learn that on Monday night, at the culvert or
bridge where the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad
crosses the main run or stream of Tossnot Creek,
about half a mile beyond Wilson, three of the cross-
ties upon which the track rested, were found to be
entirely remove, leaving the rails to be supported
by the chains only. The telegraph wire was also
cut. Most providentially, although the track was
felt to yield partially, the Georgia volunteers were
enabled to pass over safely. The string pieces were
also found to be partially sawed through. Of course,
the bridge was immediately made secure. It is re-
ported that the fiend guilty of the atrocious act
has been arrested.
The County Court of Wilson county being in ses-
sion immediately detailed a patrol to guard the
There are bad men among us, and we cannot be
too cautious or too vigilant, especially in regard to
our railroads. – Wil. Journal.
THE RIGHT SPIRIT. -- We understand that Duplin
county has appropriated $50,000 for the public de-
fence. Old Duplin is acting nobly – her boys will
be well armed, and furnished with everything neces-
sary to defend their homes and families from the
invasion of the Black Republican fanatics. The Old
North is fully aroused; her gallant sons are buck-
ling on their armor, and preparing to defend North-
Carolina from having her domestic tranquility
injured by Massachusetts. – Rough Notes.
John Bell, of Tennessee, made a secession speech
at Nashville a few days ago.
The experiment of casting cannon has been com-
menced at Memphis, Tenn.
FROM KENTUCKY.-- Mr. Breckinridge addressed a
large meeting at Louisville on Saturday. He pro-
posed that Kentucky present herself at the extra
session of Congress on the Fourth of July, and
through her Senators and Representatives protest
the settlement of the present difficulties by the
sword, Kentucky in the meantime to call a State
Convention to aid her Congressmen in presenting
THE CONFEDERATE STATES LOAN. – The demand
for the loan of the Confederate States was so great
that President Davis has determined to offer the
whole $13,000,000. The amount subscribed exceeds
“PLANT CORN.” – Yes, plant corn. The ports of
the South are blockaded. You cannot sell cotton
and tobacco, if you make it. Large armies must be
fed. Supplies from a distance are cut off. We must
exercise strict economy in the use of every thing
eaten by men and horses; and we must plant every
foot of land in corn. Away with tobacco and cotton!
Let us plant corn. Raise beef, pork, poultry, and
every thing that is eatable. – N. C. Chris. Advocate.
NEGROES VOLUNTEERING. – About fifty free negroes
in Amelia county have offered themselves to the
Government for any service.
In our neighboring city of Petersburg, two hundred
free negroes offered for any work that might be as-
signed to them, either to fight under white officers,
dig ditches, or anything that could show their desire
to serve Old Virginia. In the same city, a negro
hackman came to his master, and insisted, with
tears in his eyes, that he should accept all his sav-
ings, $100, to help equip the volunteers. The free
negroes of Chesterfield have made a similar proposi-
tion. Such is the spirit, among bond and free,
through the hole of the State. The fools and scoun-
drels who calculate on a different state of things
will soon discover their mistake. – Rich. Despatch.
NORTH-CAROLINA SMALL NOTES. – We are glad to
see that North-Carolina small notes of the denomi-
nation of one, two, three and four dollars are freely
passing current in our community. They are cer-
tainly a great convenience, particularly in times
like these, when silver and gold is worth from 12 to
15 per cent. So says the Norfolk Herald of yes-
terday. It affords us pleasure to add, that the same
is the case here. The North-Carolina notes are just
as good as so much gold. There are no sounder or
better conducted banks in the world than those of
North-Carolina. – Petersburg Express.
Seizure of Government Supplies.
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, April 21. – The steamer
Silver Lake, bound for Fort Smith with government
supplies, attempted to pass Pine Bluff. Two shots
were fired across her bow before she came in. She
had 250 tons of supplies, etc., on board. The citi-
zens took charge of the boat and stores.
Free Colored Volunteers in Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS, April 22. – The free colored pop-
ulation, at a meeting here, resolved to tender their
services to the government for the defense of the
A meeting was called to-night to adopt measures
to clear the city of abolitionists. Two have already
Agents for the Purchase of Arms.
NEW YORK, April 24. – The steamship Persia,
which was to have sailed to-day, has been detained
till to-morrow to carry out dispatches from Lord
Lyons to the British government. Among the pas-
sengers are Commodore Aulick, the Swedish Minis-
ter, Hon. J. F. Morse, of Maine, and the agents of
New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, who
go to England to purchase arms for those States.
In this City, on Tuesday, the 30th ult., by the Rev. J. M.
Atkinson, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Dan’l
Billon [? print is blurry] of Kinston, N. C., to
Miss B. L. Christophers.
In Montgomery county, on the 28th ult., by Rev. David
Wright, Dr. J. G. Pinnix, of Troy, to Miss Mary Fannie
April 25th, 1861.
Persons wishing to send small packages or letters to the
Volunteers at the Fair Grounds, will please send them to
the Exchange Office of John G. Williams & Co., and they
will be sent out every day regularly at 10 o’clock A. M.,
and 4 o’clock P. M.
A great many donations have been received, which will
in due time be acknowledged.
Persons on the line of the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad,
wishing to know how to send packages, &c, will please in-
quire of Peyton A. Dunn, Esq., who has kindly consented
to assist us. RUFUS S. TUCKER, Commissary.
May 1, 1861.
UNIVERSITY. – THE EXAMINATION OF THE
Students of the University of North-Carolina will
begin on Monday, the 27th of May, la??, and continue un-
til the day of the College Commencement, Thursday the
4th of June.
The Committee of Visitation for the year 1841 consists
His Excellency, JOHN W. ELLIS,
Governor of the State and ex officio Prest [sic] of the Board.
Hon. DAVID L. SWAIN, LLD.,
President of the College.
JOHN L. BAILEY,
JOHN R. BRYAN,
JOHN R. J. DANIEL,
JOHN M. DICK,
JOHN A. GILMER,
ROBERT B. GILLIAM,
CHARLES L. HINTON,
WALTER F. LEAKE,
WILLIE P. MANGUM,
JAMES T. MOREHEAD,
THOMAS D. McDOWELL,
SAMUEL F. PATTERSON,
ROMULUS M. SAUNDERS,
JOHN C. WILLIAMS,
PATRICK H. WINSTON.
All other Trustees of the University who may attend
will be considered members of the Committee.
CHARLES MANLY, Secretary.
Raleigh, May 1, 1861.
NOTICE. -- I SHALL SELL ALL ARTICLES KEPT
by me for Cash only, unless a special contract is made
otherwise, from and after this date.
Raleigh, April 23d, 1861.
Newspaper articles transcribed by Susan Strickland Russell 28 June 2007
transcriber’s note: The date of this paper, 1 May 1861, is four months
after the first Southern State – South Carolina - seceded from the Union and one
month after the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter and North Carolina seceded.
The first battle of Bull Run is still two and a half months in the future as of the
date of publication of this newspaper.
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