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I can assist yon. I hope yon will feel there was a singularity in the circumstan-
that you can trust me. I am actuary Jui eee. Don't look so down hearted, young
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Efsoh A rrCTT owa JouaaAi.
Iff hart V'i.fh,0 loyal heart,
yhen. hat.d t nand. we aid farewell,
Hw far all time our paths wonld part,
What Hhatlow o'er iur friendship fell,
J ahould hare c!aped your hand go close
In the warm pressure ofmy own.
That memory still woidd keep its grasp,
If I had known.
IT I had known when, far and wide,
loitered throngh the sammer land.
What Presence wandered by our side.
And o'er you stretched its awful hand,
I should have hushed my careless speech.
To listen, dear, to every tne
That from yur lips fell low and sweet.
If I had known.
Ifl bad known, when your kind eyes
Met mine in parting, true and sad
Byes gravely tender gently wise,
And earnest, rather; more than jrlad
How soon the lids would lie above,
As cvhl and white as sculptured stona,
I should have treasured every glance,
If I had known.
If I had known how, from the strife
Of fears, hopes, passions, hero below.
Unto a purer, higher life
That you woro called, 0 friend to go,
I should have stayed my foolish tears
. And hushed each idle tigh and moan,
To bid you a last, long God-speed,
If I had known.
If I had known to what strange place'
What mystic, distant, uilcnt shore,
Tu calmly turned your steadfast face
Whet time your footsteps left my door,
1 should have forged a golden liuk
Twhiud the ho;irt so cunstau. grown,
And keep it constant ever there,
If I liu'l known.
If I hud known that until Death
Shalt with his fingers touch my brow,
And still the qnickeniug of the breath
That stirs with life's full meaning now.
Bo long uy feet must trd the wsy
Of oar accustomed paths alone,
I should havo prised your presence more,
If I had known.
If I had kuown how soou for you
Drew near the ending of the fight,
And on your vision fair and new,
fternal peace dawned into sight,
I should have ber,!ed, as love's last gift,
That you before God's great white throne,
Would r ray for your poor friend on earth,
If I bad known .
MA 8 OLD BEAU.
A Story of Deed Forgery.
BY CARL BRENT.
honest man, although a lawyer, afltl I
mean el!, although I may express my
self clumsilf K.
"1 am trte to admit," said Clara, "tbat
we need assistance and advice, and that
we have not known to whom to look for
"Very well. It is a eood thine, no
doubt, that I bam come. Now, sit dowu
and tell me alt about it "
Clara Merwin. Jwho was the elder rif the
orphans, and (be leader in everrMiwie,
told bow her and her Sister had taken ou!
letters of administratiou upon their fa
ther's ceta'e, when a man of .v horn they
bad never before beard pot in appearance,
and presented a mortgage, with bood" in
cluded, executed by the late Mr. Alerwin.
upon all bis real estate, for tbe SBfBaot
forty ihous.mttdol'ars. M t content with
problbiltng them from a'lf tnpting O sell
anything, be bad, tied up their money 'in
I ank, leaving them absoultely pensnls.
Tliey bad usd tkeir credit, but trades
men were becoming impatient, and ann"
had refused to supply them any furtc
wi.hout pay. 1 " '
That is a bad case," said Mr. Pierce.
'You need moneys that is the first tnftig
to be attended to. Yon inns i- t me act
as youj- hnnker nntil I get you out of fiiis
scrape, and that won t be, long 1 hope.
H'w miu h dot yon owe 7
'More that) one thousand dollars,
The old gentleman counted out two
hundred dollars from a well filled pocket
book, and handed ii to her.
"For your mother's sake," he said,
when she refused to receive it, and he
forced it upon her in such a way that she
could not help taking it. lie tben ac
cented the young ladies invitation to ui;ike
t In ir house htB home during his stay, and
went to dinner with them.
-"Is there any place where I can
smoke?" he asked, wheti they had return
ed to the sitting-room.
"You can smoke here," said the impul
sive Mary. ,4Pa always smoked here,
and we are used to it.
bo he took, a merschaum and some
tobacco from his valise, and was soon
puffing away with ah air of great content
'1 can think better when I smoke,'
he said. "Did you have any legal advice
in the matter of that mortgage, Miss Mcr-
"Yes, Bir.i replied Clara. "Our law
yer said I hat; it wus a plain case against
us, although it was strange that we had
never heard of tin; mortgage before."
"Very siiange. What is tbe name of
the man-who holds it 1"
''Hum. A good name, but a had man,
I am afraid: When aud where can I see
"lie will be here this afternoon," an
swered Clara. "He proposes, if we aill
make him a deed of the real estate, to
give up the bond and mortgage, leaving
our money in bank and the rest of the
"Very liberal. Introduce me to him,
when he comes, as an old friend of tbe
family, and not as a lawyer."
Mr. Alexander Campbell called in tbe
course of the afternoon, aud was made
acquainted with Abuer Pierce, at whom
be looked suspiciously; but bts eyes tell
when he met tbe old gentleman's iutent
aud pierceiug gaze. Mr. Pierce glanced
but slightly et the deed that was offered
for the consideration of the ladjjis; beiug
occupied in studying tbe countenance of
the man in wh ft; favor it was drawn.
"I can't decide upon it just now," he
The recent relations concerning deed j said, at last. "As the Mend of these
forgeries, at a criminal trial in Chicago, I young ladies standing, as I may say,
have reminded me of an incident mat jww- -
ladies. What will be must be, and it is
useless to cry about what cinnot be help
ed. As I was about to say, a man died
in Tennessee, leaving a widow and one
daughter. Tbe widow was about to ad
minister upon her estate, .when a man who
was unknown came forward, and present
ed a mortgage similar to this, aud tor
exactly the same amount. It was exam
ined by law ye: s familiar with tbe signa
ture ot the. diseased, aud pronounced it
correct.' Although t here was something
strange about tbe. affair, they could find
no flaw lit the instrument. It was par
ticularly puzzling to one of them,- who
thought that he had transacted all the
law business of the diseased. . He. got
bold of the mortgage and brought it to
me when I was in Nanbville. 1 happen
ed to have in my possession a powerful
ful magnifying glass that had been pre
nented to me the most powerful single
lens I have ever seen. With this I
examined the- mortgage, and soon dis
covered that 'forty' bad been raised from
"tour. - There was no mistake about u. I
I could easily see the marks of chemical
erasure, and the difference, in pen aud ink,
between the 'raised and i he rest of the
instrument. How the rascal got into
Registers Office, 1 don't know; bat the
record there had been altered iu the same
manner. He ran away and it, wa not
considered worth while to follow him.
Strange circumstance, wasVt it, -Mr.
Cmpbeli ' T ;
Mr. Campbell was fidgeting uneasily
in his chair, ana made no repty.
"Here Ts the glass," continued the old
gentleman, taking it from his pocket,
"and you can see for yourself how it mag
nifies. Now, as I look at this 'forty'
why, bless mel tbe same signs? are visible
that I saw in my Tennessee mortgage !
I thing you will be obliged to drop this,
Mr. Campbell. My Tennessee man's
name was Alexander Bell, and he has
added a Camp to it since he came to Mis
Campbell, his face as red as a flame,
reached out his hand for the documMit.
"t believe I will keep this, Mr. Camp
bell; lor fear ot aecidents. What? do you
think you could take it by force ? Here
is something that shoots five limes.
Going, are you? Very Well; I don't thiuk
you will be molested, if you will leave
this part of the country and never return
to it. It is barely possible that tb) es-
ADDRESS OF THE EXECU- rigid and -prudent ecnnomfln our public the supeHor race bt iM, mlknn. r,r,'
TIVE DEMOCRATIC ON- a welLaa prhnste eJUs ssTw!h..pe to flights 13:11," dveme Ifceir nam
TRAL COMMITTEE TO restore tbe State to prosftriepa is be prejH and give fSTc! prt
TH PEOPI OF
Rooms of the Democratic
Rat e i OH, June 1st
To the People of Norm Carolina
The General Assembly at its reqent
sesftion called a Conveotion of tbe people
to meet at Raleigb eo tbe 6th flay of
September next, tor ifte purpose ot log
gestiug such alterations in onr orgasue
law as may be deemsd wise and expe
dient. if1 ! ft!-: t.t. t- Wi-'O, SJW1! U
KECBaBlXYlrO4CHaNQt4Ai , .
The nece.sity for cnangiug many of
tbe provisions of tbe existing Constitotiou
is generally admitted, and is too appareut
to require extended argument. It ts
true that some, of our prominent men at
one time opposed the call for a conven
tion ; hot Uieir- action was based on pru
dential consideration, and not on an in
disposition to have tbe Constitution
thoroughly revised. They fearvd that onr
puri.nee iu seeking to reform our Fuuda-
mental haw, migut be misconstrued by
the violent aud ill-informed men theu
controlling Congress, aud tbe prosperity of
our people checked, and tbe peace of the
State jeopardised by Some hatsb and un
constitutional action rn the part of tbe
United States authorities. That fear no
longer exists. We now have every as
surance that tbe Constitution of the
United States will be observed by the
officers of tbe Government, and feel a sat
isfaction iu announcing to you that the
time has at last arrived when tbe officials
at Washington City concede that tbe
people of North Carolina have the same
right, to manage tuier l cal concerns which
the citizeus ot other Stales enjoy. We
can proceed without apprehension Co
perfect our Constitution and remodel it iu
the iuterests of our people.
hevftd that the law will be nmre impar
tially administered by a return to the
old practice of a rotation of toe Judges.
AMBBDMEBT8 TO Th3. CIMI5fAL LAW
It is hoped that a great incentive to
honesty and purification of the ballot box
mltit result from depriving tbobe who are
on violet oi iafasaoa erimea of the else
live franchise. r,
, The matter of tbe Penitentiary which
already contains more than six hundred
able-bodied men, also demands careful
and practical attention, to remove io some
measura that burden from onr sbnnlders
Most of onr private Ugislaiioo shoo Id ns
excluded from tbe General Assembly
However, our limited space does not per
mit ns to catalogue tbe uumemus defects
and imperfections of the present eoostita
lion or to enumerate tbe remedies to be
There should he some general ordi
nances adopted in relation to private en
actments, thereby reducing the expenses
of tbe Legislature, and iu order to prevent
hasty and inconsiderate legislation, that
no new masters be brought foiward with
in days .of their adjourning.
To them we ex rem) an taT'itailaa to
main and continue the work so wjifcleaily
b-gun. To those Who rjaaosfted m mAr
the delusion of thefr leaders, wbo aaaared
them this bdl'lhfl nerer Dai Oort-
greas and If It did Wn0!d be vetoes! by thn
. I A. w ana
"iuciii, umagn ii now nss nis tigns-
ture ; and who have witnessed tbe earnest
ness with which the dangerous "Force Hill"
urged upon Lnngrrss, we say no loafer
remain wnera their is ni'her safetv nor
nonor to a Morth t.aroliuian. Tbe bat
tie for eivil liberty is not yet ever. 'Oivfl
KigtKa is still a part of tbe terrtt car ret
bag programme fur this Si ate ; though
tbe balls of Conrroes. It will
beranewrd in ibe Soot bent Si. tea. Wo
taw I fore invite their m -operation. Tbe
Convention owes its final success to tab
support of eofoe el tbeir ablest represen
Utivea in tbe General Assembly and ibey
are doubtloas aware that tbe wise prwvis
inns introduced into tbe Convention of
1868, by tbeir ablest representatives were
scouted sud defeated by thst same ele
ment that bae brought ruin upon their
party and eon fusion to onr State.
SEVEXTV-FIVE PERSONS FBC
1SU IN THE FLAUK8.
CABEFUL 8FLECTION OF DELEGATES.
As to tbe specific changes ib.it ought
NECESSITY OP ORGANIZATION.
Tbe ft iends of Coaventioo shnnld st
once perfect tbeir orgaeisation and bring
nut their beat men in every Coonty tn the
Stale. The leaders of the Rentiblimn
to be made, these are to be cousered by party kffow that by tbeir reck lees viola-
toe ciiiit'tiB ui nits vanoua cnumiPf, woo lMns oi toe cortsiituiion and rffor.. to
should be careful to select as del. etes I .-...r-H, -It rvftB,.., i. tk. hnM th.
those who will properly n fleet their wish- Federal Government, they have justly
es. Men of enlarged nd praetteal eutea tarfimA .h rnl l,n nA .nnArt f ilw.
menshin, epraless integrity, represents- people ; they OHTefore Uust not to their
lives of all classes of society, and whose owu illft,gth buito onr apathy, and will
positions among men win euiuie tm-ir udeavor to secure nor defeat by divisions
labors to confidence and support and in IU1 I.dr W. tl,,.tr- mm!.
i - - v wa w wa v S r &r v
a a n a i
then nanus iney certainty ean more
safely confide their rights than in tbe
Convention r.f 18G8.
HETHOD8 OF CHANGE.
Of the two methods -prescribed
THE CONSTITUTION, THK CREATURE OF
M 1 LIT A ii V LAW.
This Cnustitution, the creature of Mili-
chatiging the Constitution, that by Wgis
lative enactment is expeneivennertain
and dingorons ; the several smendmeuts
recently submitted to and ratified by the
tary dictation, was born iu the throes of penpie encountered ihe greatest difficulties
in tbeir passage, aud even after tbe will of
the people was declared in their tavnr by
nver 40,000 majority, serions apprehen
sion were entertained as to whether they
were properly adopted ; again, legislators
when possessed ot qualifications for such
a Military reconstruction. lis authors
were mainly Sciolists and adventurers,
who had lived among us without prefer
ment, or possessed ot qualifications entit
ling them to it ; others were onr receiu
slaves, who had kuown no law save the
tate of Philip Merwia may really owe you I will of their masters, and others still a ere duties, re encumbered with numerous
matters, and cannot bring that attention
four thousaud dollars. If
. . t a
you not to try and collect lue debt, as
such an attempt w uld land you iu the
penitentiary. Good uigbt Mr. Campbell,
'What is it ? What does this mean ?"
asked Clara, as Mr. Pierce, rubbiug his
bauds aud smiling, bnstled around to fill
advise ! carnet basrsrers. both black and white
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alien in feeling nd Itndtcal in education
who sought pjsiiions h- re that were
denied tin a. where known to despoil and
humiliate us. Aud when tbeir work was
l 1 i tit i-i unit . ' . w iiiriii'tii'' 'i'iiii . .
to each provision presented fer considern- 1 10 mTl m adJ
fully invite tbeirj attentiu tn tbe ftdlnwing
resolution adopted and successfully fol
low. -d in our last campaign :
Resolved, That ac earnestly recommend
lo the members pt the Di omcraiic Con-
pervative part) to discourage independent
Candidates and all o'her nisorantsrs,
all support be ummptiy withdrawn from
tvery aspirant tor office who alio.ll "pp s
tbe regular nominees of our Convention
Iel your primary rouuty Conventions be
duly adv-rtis'd-aud see tb it the penpie
nave a full opportunity of attending and
expressing tue:f wishes. 1 he contest is
important uot only iu its immediate rftVcts
but iu sebseq-i nt results 1 he K-puUi
Ban party, under the leadership of carpet
b?rers still remainine among u, will
urn witbrnt h An
Ob l atholic ' bareb
beoa burned. A ea
ibe drapery. Most of those an .Lbs)
of the church eaOL 1. while fboaa
in tbe gallery nvwfjy patlaWt. ServfM
bad Deert r elod, and
nog. There wa baH ana nsBIl
galUvj wbsab eat 41 aa8d tb
uag . l bere were 70U worabtpers preora-
75 of who at pri.b4. The efforts of tbe
people to get rote the chorea to resen
friends, inrreaaed tbe contaaifln) ss4fBV
ded to the diseatae. Personal violenes
bod t be need in keen wesnra irota rsab
ing in'o tbe flames to oaee cbibkon, Tjaa
charch waa eaiabliehed seven years ago.
Tbe parish Included all tbe Frefje
Cat holies io tbe viesnoy, Dtmbevtng V
The Church was built fe 1670; was
100 bv 60 feet. It was two siortesr ani
entirely of pine. Ihe gaMerta on tbe
id-a and North end were about 9f
ids. There were two doors in tbe H
end and vestibule from which tan
npeia-d in tbo body of tbs Cbnrnk. Tke
galleries opened into tbe vrstibole and at
the rear end there was another floor by
hich a few persona escaped. I
ately upon tbe breaking oart of fsn
all ihe occunanta - I n - pHiUMja s
to the east door and crowded ao tbst ibny
fell upon one another and chocked op tps
Couvenli'M', and tbix in violation of tbe
thousauds of our best citizens were de
prived of the right ot voting upon it, a id
over eighty thousand ignorant negroes
Hon. withont meeting ioich
may imperil their labors.
Th" Convenlion method is sneedv ami
submitted to the people at the polls, economical, ihe body is composed only of
the s tine number of members as comprise
the House of Representatives, and their
minds ate directed alone to constitutional
"Are you so dull my child t Why the ' were given the ballot to secure its adop- ref0rms and their work may be completed
fellow is a swiudler, and bas beeu lound tion. It is no exaggeration to ay that an ratified, if necessary, in sis months,
out. I guessed as much when I first not oue person in leu who voted for ti s lo the expenses that may be incurred,
heard of the affair, aud "was sure of it J could read the instrument, aud not one iu t jK believed they will be more than de-
when you told me his name. You will fifty had read it or was even moderately frayed in a short time by tbe reforms that
soon be able to pay me my $200, aud familiar with its provisions, and many w-, be inangnrated
then we will strahrhteu up matters. Thauk give it their support believing it would he The restrictions im
. f...,- una, un. irnrv iriit.t tt mva ma . mpi'i.lu tumnni'irv niifl to PlMnA further I 1 f..ll.. A 1
t li.it " aitaiinn and revolution. It is natural J a J nh,. of m.rriA Inetr work to the people for ratification or or less burned and otherwise Iniarod. A
Do vou mean to nunish him ?" asked therefore that a Constitution thus formed wo-.!,. -nd Personal Libertv.and should 'i?eliD- . ... person who loot bis wife and
Mary. ! snd adopted shoufd be fouud unsuited to qoipt lbe ft-AW of the most timid, for they I I1"' therefore, present a united front, iusane.
w .1 - I . a a Is M.k . 1 a.lB-t.. aa Ion aw nnr I Unit
It would hardly pay - We could put our noudition, and that we should ees ans reengmxed as of binding effieaey snd fr T" t
bim i the imnetentiary, but you might brace the eailiefet opportunity consistent ,rft ehiefly enjoyed by the friends of con- Itoes Uatlica urn will uot only be routed
lose fonr thoesaud dollars by the job. with reason and prudence io eecurc sucn 8,itUtional r.-form. Indeed they were in V . . j TVJ- 3
Rv trviil for fortv thousand he has lost chaueres as time and etpeneuce have -omnraied in the bill mainlv to remove wor""..v,n .
the four that may have been justly hir shown to be uecessary. Our organic law I pnrtizin clamor, and anticipate unscrupti-
due. He will be far from here by moru- should be expressed in language clear, on- at:itaiion. They sre not the property
of a mere party, but had their origin in
the necesiiies of civilised society and were
found among the statutes of various Slates
previous to the war.
w:snes ot toe iypie. expreseeu turoucu a
a t m m a
two thirds majnrity - f thierchooseu Rep
resentatives, sad after a considerable p irt
of tbe expenses for mileage and par diem
Is incurred. We believe, however tbe
promte is bnt a deluatou and snare, tor
- iiould they atcertain ibey have a majoit
ty in the body, it will be an easv matter
for tbem to evade lbelr promise by ' tbe
refesal of a few to concur ; aa ibey do not
acknowledge tbe " restrictions" as binding,
ibey will resort to the most revolutionary
- r . . . m
iposed by the Legis- i easuree to sosutn tne.r desperats lor
, if I tunes, aud in the end will fail to subm t
iv secure tue ii oroe- , , . . . .
stead, Mechanics Lien. Eight of married
doorways with tbefr bodi s pilrd fa ml
ways, some 7 or 8 f deep and hnfe
u. of tbe lives crc lost. Fro
am Chief Mnlliu reaeoesl one
woman after taking off two dad
(r,,m ahnve her. It was almost 1m
ale to face b fltma and Chief
and others had tkwir clot baa si moat
fiom tbem aud' wore badly burned tarBI-
selves about tbe bat da. In the KM fgt
tbe church wj tbe l'lb-M'e rreipeneej
which was alo destroyed. TI". ;fli
Wf re pnlh-d down after tbe flre waa
ly put oov One woman ju npo
highest window dowu npoo UmnjAt
aieps, breaking an aim. but she is ot
known hi hav.- b-en o brwiae irfjurol
A man, wiih two children In bia'Wf.flb,
jamped from a window and eaarsaSr
poor woui-to, oov-h pc4 in fljnBBnna
a ooi, -For G'tTa eae revw ?!'-
.I J J I V
eoe aa arrcrn ov nr junn uir ,
The latest dispatch tn lbe K , 'Wan
from Helynke nays taut ft 1e not qefia
eeruiu that all the bodies bare been tnBkBB
from ibo ruiua. La He baatc to get as
ineavy as poaotble f mm tbe b'tdTiof, BbflaVt
it ifll, many were ukcjt oat a ssH-rt die-,
lance, aud it is poeoible that a few nort
may be taken fiom lbe debris.
Holt ob a, M.y tS NkLfTfty
bodies bav been tndcuiined In addiUoa
in tbe 150 or 200, and at once removed to
tbeir home. There are 70 dead, 40 mors
lug. I have no doubt, a good riddance simple and perspicuous, so that nothing
ot him ! Ah, this is comiortable. 1 kuow may be left to inference or construction ;
that I feel better, and I hope that you our rights, so precisely defiued as to be
do." comprehended by all men of ordinary
Tbe girls were sure that a great weight intelligence ; aud each department of the
had beeu lifted from their minds and government should be so restricted, that
QUALIFICATIONS OF DELEGATES.
- . l t 3 is a l 1 . t ill I? T3il U,K1. !.- fV ..o Srx A . w t a u nrtvAni i-jto
ncrnrrpd a fw vewra ?o in the vicinity quiries concerning xne vaiue or mis prop- nearts. Aiexai.aer vampoen, anas xen, wuun icit. lot uKuigc . Pr,.
afflt lam whifh iMB to me worth nrty. Buppose you come up aner supper, aecampea, ana ai ner nerce eiayeu a lll'uul" uuw,iuw
r.luru anil Mnrv Mi rv. in. sisters and
arahajia. ware in the aittine room of tbeir i " s all correct, but I would like
pleasant borne on the edge of a village
near the Missouri. Their mother bad Mr. Campbell -assented to this and
beeu dead several years; their father Iind ; withdrew. Abner Pierce filled his pipe
lately died, knyittg tbem an estate as , with nervous haste, but also with tobacco,
supposed, of tbe value of some forty an 1 Mary brougb' . a light,
thousand dollurs. Bui'they had learned I "I kuow that you u.ve some good news
quite recently that the property was en- I for us," she Said. 'I can see it in yonr
cumber, d to such an extent that they
were likely to be deprived of it all. This
discovery, as rosy be supposed, filled
them with sadness and anxiety, and they
were seated iu silence, unable to read, to
converse, to work, to do anything but
brood Bver tbeir crreat misfortune.
While they were thus occupied witb ' or be surprised at anyMn
sombre thoughts, a buggy drove up in
front of the boose, and a man alighted,
snd the buggy drove away.
Mr. Cam obeli, and suppose yon bring week with the oiobans. durinsr which
that mortgage with you. I have no doubt time he anauged all their affairs satisfac
meats embarrass the proper action of the
Wv H Cox, C Sail
R. H. lUrrLE, Jr.,
C. M H LSI: KB.
R. B. 8 at wood,
J. J. Davis,
W. 11, Jokes.
W. N. H. Smith,
8. A. Asax,
O. P. M BABES,
J. LrrcHwmD, Secretary.
The fureal fire is U
town, and as lata ace bas was sani
VtktiitLLES. (I.. Mar 28 .Ml
Four children have been burnt tn
Tbe accident occurred by one
! In liotif A Cm villi r..l oil
THE C0HSTITTJTI0H T7XSCITKD TO OTJB
"Not bad, my child. I hope aud trust
that it is very good. A good name but a
bad man, I said and that is true. I think
1 see my wajr ont of this difficulty, and
the money I leut yott is safe. "But jou
mustn't interfere with me, young ladies,
I say or do,
or object lo it. You must trust me, and
let me work ir. my own way."
After supper, when Abner Pierce bad
This man must have been a little on ! enjoyed another comfortable smoke, and
the shady side of fifty: to judge from his , bad conversed with the girls concerning
. . . .. t .1 .i t. i i i i i i
torily, and won their lasting gratitude and
"How can we ever thank you for all
you have done fer nsf said Clara, when
be was about to leave.
"It was for yonr mother's sake, my
1 ! 1 A la. a, . L. T . . . . s.
cntld. Ana ror ner sane, it x cau ercr D cnaruuttristK-s wero so iuai:i'esi uiai
help you, all I have is at your service." t)nt a single Conservative member of the
Abuer Pierce has visited the orphans Convention that passed it could be in
frequently since the event above narrated due d to affix his signature to it, as a fit
! and they have always bad a cordial wel instrument to be submitted to the people.
come for "ma s old beau. Indeed its provisions are so loosely word-
! ed and bo badly arranged as to constitute
' but a medley ot inconsistencies that defies
A TAX OU THE PEOPL.E. the successful construction of the courts ;
A in fact, to reconcile tbe difficulties arising
1 from its practical workiugs, the court has
It has become quite a subject of remark in some instances been driven to supply
amnnf those who Lave the ooDortunitv of omissions, and iu others
It is useless, however, to seek to quiet
the mere caviller; tbe keen optics of some
persons defy all law. The mere fact that
the honor of the best men in tbe State is
pledged tc their preservation, should sat
isfy every reasonable voter. Tbie Con
vention is called in pursuance of law. and i.
That Ike Constitution contains - some each delegate before ''be shall bo permitted
good provisions no one denies ; it would I to sit, lo be entitled to a seat in said
be singular it it did not, but its aoomina- Convention or act as a delegate thereto, Institotions in the State is
shall swear and observe these restrictions
(see acts 1S75) Should a part comply
snd part refuse to take tbie oatb, only
thi.r.rt who ohev the law are members of called upon to pay lue
ESCAPE OF SEVEN
FROM THE PEN ITEST1BRT !
Find upon by tbe Guard ! - A Be
1 I awl
One EiUed, one Mortal! j
the Other Beeapturi
The attention of officers of all Banking
KTsv hairs, although bis face waa fresh
sad unwnnkled. He was dressed with
remarkable neatness, aud his manner in
dicated briskness as well as precision.
In one band he carried a small valise,
sod in the other an umbrella, snd he
su pped quickly to the door and rang the
A"IL la a few minutes he was ushered
wis the presence of the young ladies.
iTm obliged to introduce myself," be
aid, trailing and towing iu a courtly man
SnaAbner Pierce. Ilere is my card
frsjssjitiuai card. You will preeeive that
et a lawyer in St. Louis, and presuma
bly a respectable man. Dou't be afraid ;
I am not hern to hurt yon, bat to help
Job. I have the honor to call myself a
"snd to your family; that is to say, al
though it is many yesrs since I nave
seen any member of said family, I always
sad the highest possible regard for your
bow sainted mother, and nothing could
Pssae me better than to be of some ser
rbcbildxen." "Weara happy to eee you," marinered
'Thank yen. I happened to hear no
matter bow that you were in trouble,
their mother ns he bad known her in her
observing that the colored portion of our new principle, hitherto unknown iu the
population are certainly a tax to ns in one jundtcialtiistory of our aiaie, aisunguisu-
respect, and that is the great penchant ed as "judicial lagislauon, an innovation
yonih a subject' upon which be grew 1 they have for "going to court." Every anti republican in character and invasive
trorv e.ionnent Alexander Camnbellnbme little difficulty, however trivial and insisi of the rights and duliis of a separate de-
( Y ? ii J 1 1 .1 I :u . -I.. J ,, n fVio SiiMiriAfi navtmunt Tia nrnviiilinl SUt an ohCtllfc
UlUCaUV, lo CrriCU UJJ w uukiivi iu.iiit a
Court ; and iu many eases it transpires that within the brief space of its existence
that the plaintiff is really the guilty par many more decision ,ou constitutional
ty, while in others both are equally guil- j questions have beeu demanded t ban iu tbe
called to tbe
Teetrrday morntog ns a
t gob.g oat tbe tbe wont gate of
Penitentiary enclosure, eeveai negro
victa wbo were dose behind tbe wagon
made a sodden rueb upon the rate keeper
following section of the Revenue act, rfcc before be eoe id sneered in dosing th
Sec. 15. Schedule B. snd all are hereby rate, overthrew bun, and made tbesr no-
' mm b w .a
the uxee imposed and po into a copse on lbe opposite side 0
trio hmlv. nor &rt we will, out nr(H!pdentfl: nKuin ths rrnrir. lirsnii. 1,10 r0J- . M
rr w rasa rw i r 1 1 i 1 1 n vr ti 1 1 1 in.iu.
-ra aruw ' y m 8 a - aa aa S IT
.1... mnA -r.r rei.ireu ... es rapMiy as possioie. unwa
j.k... .11 .1.. -o-Kr- iU iV iK -n1 Every National bank, State bank, Sav- alarm, ihe ruarda from tbo gnaod
UCUaiu cat I IUU iuwihwih tmmm mm .
..i A ,i.. ...rl iUi ; KnV nr .nr int i.-n ennrlnrtintsr . .- ranr lo t beir arms and started ie
c i.:i. . - ...ii.n, T .!. - f L. .u:. .: pursuit. ..ar mr rt aicence oi ar.unaw
discussion the dingnisbed Judge Oas . , K Wr .-. ,u of lia, L1 e'Be 111 re'eL f l.hc? ." OSf
ton n.ed tbe following language : "The 7"' " ' ""''A sTmnSST
e...,o f o.,;.l.lnr.. l.H ;,. ,, ..r milhar.lv ua.-n. v,. u. wv.., j , v.v..,,,, ipDiaami n mc ir iiurun .u
a i i . I . I i : .1. -J
rtili ni nn thp members nf Donn or uo'e oroaer, WUCiner opt rtunr an nmc in iw iwrr m.i i vuc
in, bringing the deed and the mortgage,
both of which be handed to Mr. Jfierce
for examination. . , -
"I have made inquiries concerning tbe
property," said the old gentleman, "and
am satisfied that it is not worth more
than the amount of the mortgage, aud it
would probably bring much less if sold
at turecloseure. Your offer is a liberal
oue; but I mu-1 look at the mortgage.
This appears to he correct," he coutiuued,
when he bad examined the instrument.
"It is properly acknowledged and the
signature is undoubtedly that of Philip
Merwia. I suppose the young ladies will
have to go io tbe county seat to execute
Tbe cirls' countenances fell at this
diii1lMn uni-render on the part of their
www www- e
"This reminds me," said the old gen
tlemau, p'.ckiug up the mortgage again
of an occurrence that fell under my obser
ration in Tennessee. Not that tbe two
rn n I'M are a ike. as the Tenue?see case
sd havcVomiup kcre jo the belief that 1 was undottbtedly a fraud uleal aflau;
entire previous bistry of 'the State and
1 ot late we have witnessed the extraordi-
Vn a a matter of course, the creator
the Ifiio-th of time consumed in clearing i nary spectacle of two sets of judges iu
the State docket, the greater will be the both tbe 2ud aud 8th Judicial Districts,
expense to tbe coudty, and tbe large nam I contending for the same position, one of
ber of these little cases coming up at every wnicn claiming io noiu uy a puimcui
term of the Superior Courts is not only a , from the Oovernor tor a penoo oi ten
needless expense, but is also often the years, an office that the Constitution seems
means of delayiug tbe trial ot important . to say is to bo nueo ny iue penpie a iu
criminal cases. polls, aud wnose term is cayreaacu w wo
Win. ii will tbo nerrnea learn that thev 1 onlv eiirht years.
not only gain nothing by this love of go la many counties, there is n practical
ing to law, but that tbey lose their time denial of justice, the courts ere inaderinate
rrtWV1 m.nie.trfi eontcaet habits of idle to the public demands, aud thus tbey are
- J 1 9 . I - 1 1
s w as 11 In . ' m. a ..aiaI fnama e,- bin h
driven to resort u opcuiai kiuB,
are expensive and unsatisfactory,, aud
persons accused of criminal offense are
often confined for months without trial.
We need a sneedier iustice and a leas ex-
w -V - ' n, . 1
system, we snouid
w . -
ness. and make many enemies? from
the almost groundless cause of complaint
which many of these cases when silted
thoroughly disclooe, it is conclusive evi
dence that the complainants are actuated
by nothing in lbe world bat the great
to impo-e an
the Convention, but the people had ratified ss corporations or associations, or privately tbe ball passing through him and BJlHog
the act of the Legislature by choosing as inuinuuara ana sucu insurance coin- u.m i n"t
delegates under it. If wo transeend the Pnsis as are fcteorporatcd by thla State, Wilmington, in for 40 years, was sVn
limits or refuse obedience to tbo condi- In addition U the adealorem tax on tbeir tnmagh tbe npper part of tbe body tbe
lions therein prescribed, we are not the capiUl invested, aoall pay annually a Dai. c ming ojji tnrongn tue ogni irraw
Convention called by tbe people, but a tax according to capital employed, as lie was Dronrnt naeB to toe
self constituted body;" these views loiiows : uq a capital oi one nnoHrea
were coneorred in by Macon, Edwards, tbnnssnd rtolUrs or mare, two hundred
Morebead, and others. Wo will dismiss dollars ; on a; capital of fitly thousand
this subject, however, by calling at ten, dollars and lass than oue hcadied ibuo-
tion to the able work cf Judge Jamieson iollsrs, one hundred dollars ; on a
ou "Constitutional Convention," where, capital of twenty five thousand dollar,
by argument snd the cases cited by him nd less than fifty thousand dollars, fifty
in reletiou to tbie matter, be demonstrated "dollars ; on a ca pital of lees amount than
that Conventions are bound to obey tbe twenty-five thousand dollars, twenty five
restrictions imposed by tbe legislature ia dollars, and also ten dollars additional
Art eIluir the Convention. i for each county iu which they have an
AID FROM REPUBLICANS.
abolish every tueiess office, which is now
. filled by a mere consumer ; for only by a
agency, said taxes to be paid to tbe State
Treasurer, tvery person or company
In ear last election it was gratifying to running sleeping ears open any railroad
see Republicans who had hitherto sub- in this Slate, sball pay for every ear an
mittcd to tbe control of unscrupulous run fifty dollars per annum, and shall
leaders under a mistaken belief that they make return fnd pay to lbe State Trees
were promoting the- general welfare, see i rer ss and wlin other State Uxee sre
ing tkeir corruptness as demonstrated by returned and paid. On failure lo com
the 'Credit Hfotilier revelations ' "San-; fly with tbo ipvewMnne of this section,
boi n Contracts' and other frauds and deal- j said banks, companies or persons sball
cation, and their vindictive and reTedtiess nay. as uxes two thoesaod dottsus, to be
policy, whereby tbey sou-jut To degrsds e : irected1y tbe Treasurer of tbe State.
P en i ten Hnfy
alive, bnt will e -ainly die. A number
of en ixens at work near tbe Penitentiary
brick ysrd, bearing tbe fineg. lntroaOs
tbem selves to prevent the escape off tbo
prisoners, and stopped ail bnt nam who
evaded pursuit fur a a bile, bnt wbo .VtV
captured Utter in the day. m m-it
Apparently no blame can be attacked
to tbe nftrers of tbe Penitentiary. TB
escaping rounds were at tbe lime snne
formlug ad-signaled work, and it msrirs
sppear thai tb. it proximity to tbo
inv war. hi wa i-aaual. ll aatOeare
ever to have been tbe result of a CO
plan. ad tbeir movrtnenta were
ately umod so as to bo ai the rata slmuS
laneously with be wagon. uas (. aJ
G.eat credit is dae both to the Caaxu
and to tbe parape; for the prompt, thOur,'
ineflfcnal fire, to those la tbe gbard'aoOJ
wbo snssmg to
baste, and whtoBow
the death. rWS
V ' " tmmi& kaA I anal ' .a-.f )' p" ) 'fgtfBW' 'snnbill 11 jfktej I