A Slave Stealer Arrested.- [Special officers Farrell and Isard arrested a young white man in company of a black man on the steamship Mexico bound for Galveston for slave stealing. An interview with the black man found him to be a slave taken from Tennessee by the young white man after being told his master had sold him. The interview with the young white man found that his name was James Gallbaith and he had bought the slave from Jesse D. Brown, of Paris, Tennessee and that he was bringing him to Texas. The papers were asked for and when no papers could be produced he was arrested and he and the slave taken in for further questioning, where it was found the slave had been taken away at night in handcuffs by Gallibaith. Gallibaith is now in custody until further information from Tennessee comes in.]
Ice An Inch Thick.- …ice an inch thick was found within two or three miles of Mobile on Tuesday morning. The same article of the thickness of a quarter of a dollar was seen in some parts of the city, the same time.
Early risers inform the Mail that “plenty of white frost” was visible in Montgomery last Monday morning.
The Servile Conspiracy.- A letter from Currituck court-house, N.C., addressed to a gentleman in this city, dated October 8, says:
There is a tremendous excitement out here in consequence of an intended insurrection of the negroes. The jail here is full, and they are constantly bringing them in. It is a good thing that the scheme has been nipped in the bud, or it might have proved fatal to a good many white people. A good deal of information has been obtained from the prisoners concerning their plans of operation.
From Princess Anne.- The examination of the negroes suspected of insurrectionary designs will take place on the 5th November. We are indebted to a gentleman who arrived from Princess Anne, last evening, for the following information: It has been ascertained that the extent of the conspiracy extends from Currituck, N.C., through Gibb’s woods, Blackwater, Great Bridge, and all the district southwest of North river and the Chesapeake and the Albemarle canal. Every kind of instrument that could be procured was to be used on the occasion, such as pick-axes, pitch-forks, &c. One of the magistrates issued a warrant yesterday for a white man named Thomas Carroll, suspected of inciting the negroes to insurrection. There are about 21 negroes in jail, their ages running from 20 to 70. The surrounding country is under patrol day and night, and a strict guard is kept on the jail. The free negroes, it is thought, will be required to leave the county at short notice.- Norfolk Argus.
Cotton Injured By Frost.- The Mobile Register of yesterday states…Sumter country reports the cotton much injured in that section by the frost on last Sunday night.
New Orleans Commercial Bulletin
An article on the history of the vote of the U.S. Senate on a resolution to protect slavery in the territories in the winter of 1859.- The Brown Resolution:
Resolved, That the experience having already shown that the Constitution and the common law, unaided by statutory provisions, do not afford adequate and sufficient protection to slave property, some of the territories having failed, others having refused, to pass such enactments, it has become the duty of Congress to interpose and pass such laws as will afford to slave property in the territories that protection which is given to other kinds of property.
The adoption of the amendment was decided in the negative by a vote count of 3 yeas and 42 nays.
The yeas were Messrs. Brown, and Johnson of Arkansas and Mallory.
Famous southern senators like Slidell, Benjamin, Davis, Wigfall, Mason, Hunter and Iverson voted nay along with the Black Republicans.