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fire oat before she went to bed, so I sap
posed she was performing that august
ceremony. .Bet before long three tre
mendous bangs at the hall door fairly
woke me up. I listened. Was the house
on hi e A minute, and scroon went a
'Who's there t" bawled papa.
Somebody growled something. A
policeman, I thought, and shook all
Then' Susannah opened her door and
came running down stairs- Maria would
sleep through a railway accident.
What is it V said Aunt Jane, coming
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Bates for a greater number of" insertions Susan imbj'y on go to bed
moderate. Special notice 25 per cent, more u....:j
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in regular auYcriHwriuriii. ivcouiiik uwice.
5 cents per line for each and every insertion
I'll see to it;'
THE HEART'S CASKET.
BY WHO ? ,
There is a place in every heart,
And that in, or near its core ;
Where memory beards with miser's art
All her precious thing of yore.
And in that caxtcet of the breast
As jewels will ever shine
The loved and loxt, though in the dust
Safe, forever safe, through time.
Behold in beauty there enshrined,
Lie the forms of those we love
Embalmed forever, to rent in mind
'Till we meet again above.
Apd with them little locks of hair
And bright gems of every hue,
Gold watches, chains and bracelets rare,
With choice rings and diamonds too.
And there are all the happy hours,
That left earth long ago,
With baffled hopes and withered flowers,
Steeped in tears of love and woe
And ob, what sacred vows there lie
With rich trinkets, all made fast
In memories that can never die
But will brighten to the last.
There too, are tender looks of love
That were given in confidence
And onoe had power the heart to move
And it thrill, with joy intense
And oh what sighs and great round tears
Have deep sorrows garnered there
With blighted joys and torturing fears.
. Till together all are dear.
Oh memory, in thy casket bier
Hoard these perinhed things of earth
That did once v'ry bright appear
And yet perished in their birth
Yes, hoard them for they'l live again
And in pristine glory shine
Where love and truth will ever reign
And sorrow's past, be made submime.
I lay and quaked. For a while all was
quite still so still that I felt impelled
to get op ond listen ; but barely had I
reached the door when quite frightful
sounds besieged my ears sounds as of
people scaffling, mingled with screams.
Policeman! I yelled. 'Policeman
murder nre ! Anvtuinff vou like to
Out dashed papa : out dashed Aunt
J- or gooaness sane,' cried mamm.i,
'don't go down that ; you'll be killed to
a certainty. NY by, you haven't even got
a poker !
I flew to the fireplace.
Here,' I said 'here, papa !' and thrust
out the familiar implement.
But he was cone.
I caught a glimpse of the tail of Aunt
Jane's red flannel dressinocown as it
whisked round the taming. Oar stair
case is a wonder. It seems to have wrig
gled oat of the mind cf the architect who
designed this tenement much as a worm
will out of a pea.
IV hat ever is the matter V demanded
I of mamma, who seemed fit to drop
took a fresh lease of Kfe.
Much relieved, I summoned courage to
get a shawl and a pair of slippers, and
ereep down stairs. The gas was lit in
the passage and dining room. I eould
bear voices in the kitchen. Afraid of the
sound of my own feet even, I listened a
little to assure myself that no new alarm
need be apprehended, and this was what
I overheard :
Policeman 'There's nothing I admire
more than spirit anywhere
Susannah 'I don t know much about
spirit. I wish I knew what was come
of that there latchkey. If that a eone
'twill be a pretty job.
-w- a m .
ronceman l suppose, now
got a fairish place '
Susannah 'That I 'are.'
Policeman 'Bat you're not
Susannah 'Bless yon, no ; there's
Maria, she's the 'ouse maid ; and Jem, 'e
cleans the knives and shoes.'
'Policeman 'I see. Well, you're a
wonderful good-plucked un, any'ow.
Bio wed if I should 'ave cared to do what
Susannah 'I dare say not. You didn't
seem in a great 'urry to come when I
called you. I thought you'd 'ave jumped
in at the window. You'd 'ave caught 'im
Policeman Not I. 'E's been at this
sort of game for the last seven years.
That's a nice.'
Bnt here au eldritch screech rang through
It was I ! Monton, the eat, had taken
Susannah has been confronted with the stitnuon. (Jonetjtutioo, after being duly rolled
man who works at Mason's. She says 22nd Provides for the election of jugdes and properly authenticated, shall be de
he is not at all like what she thought, and of the supreme court and superior court, posited by the Secretary of the Coaveo-
not the least like our burglar. The by general ticket, er vote of all the poo- tion in the office of the Secretary ot State
Roman-nosed detective calls every two pie; bnt allows the general assembly to for safe keeping, and shall be bv order of
noura, ana seiaom iy b man one. cuange me moae or electing superior onrt tee governor and Secretary of State
X'ecemoer . mo uiwnwij me noman j uuges nuu genera, ucae. to uinrict eiec
nosed one came to take Susannah to see tions.
a man who was painting a bouse in Camp- 23d Requires 12 months residence in
bell terrace. It occupied three hours. the state, and 90 days in the county,
This evening the fish wan a shapeless before a man can vote, and excludes fel
wreck, owing to this ornament of bis na ons and ex-penitentiary eonvicte from
ttve land having come in, just as dinner holding office or voting until restored to
pcDiisneo tor six months in two papers.
one of each political party in each Goo
gressional District of the State, immedi
ately preceding the day of slostion aforesaid.
Sxc. 5. This ordinance shall be in force
from and after the day of its ratification.
m a t -a. . ... a 1 - . m m .
should have been servea, to ascertain the cit.zensui p ny due process of law. There Head and ratified in Convention, this
a r a... Mi - j i j . i i i - i r - w
precise cotor or our umgiar coat. i ww two umjm ueoate on tnis ordinance, jutn nay ot September, 1875.
"This section wm abrogated. See
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TO THI CONSTrXUTIOK TO TBI PXOi
The people o North Carolina im Con-
December 4. The milkboy has been I Messrs. Barringer, Dockery, Albertson
arrested. Wc arc all agog. We feel and Buxton, with all the negro delegates,
ao certain something will be fonnd out speaking against it and declaring it was
new. aimed at the negro.
December 5.' Nothing has been found 24th Provides for the removal by the
out; but this morning, after mamma legislature of any judge of the superior
had ordered dinner, Susannah inform- court, for mental or physical disability,
ed her that she snoold like to leave at it also provides for the removal of clerks
Christmas, if she could make it conven of the supreme and superior courts by the eenfto assembled do ordain That the
ien.Va m i v judges of the courts- for same reason, ordinance passed by this Convention and
i osiu luaiuuiu, luu.iug ostvu- AfCOi IU MU)Q V I ICUIUTS1 IB M1UWOU OB iU
isbed. 'Why?' other cases or suits.
'Well, 'm,' simpered Susannah, '.I'm 25th Provides that article 7 of the coo
going to be married. stitution be amended by adding that the
'Indeed !' said mamma. 'I hope you general assembly shall have power to
have made a good choice modify, change or abrogate any and all
'I think so, 'm' was the smiling answer; of the provisions of the article, and sub-
'lest ways, so far as I can judge.' stitute others in their place, except sec-
'And who is it V inquired my mother, tions 7, 9 and 13. This allows the legis-
'Not the baker V lature to appoint magistrates as under the
'Lor, no, 'm,' said Susannah, getting old constitution-
quite red. 'The baker, indeed !' 26th Gives jurisdiction to justices of
'I'll tell yon, mother,' said I, sagely the peace over civil actions founded on
I was teaching Mouton to beg for a
advantage of my abstraction to mount the cocoanut drop by tho fire it s the Ro
balusters and jump on to my shoulder.
The shock was terrific. I shook like a
Bless me !' cried Aunt Jane," 'What s
the matter now V
'I tell you,' bawled papa, hurrying
down, -on vengeance bent, 'I won't have
man-nosed detective. Now isu't it, Sus
So if our burglar did nothing else a
sixpenny bit and four postage stamp were
all he got, he has contrived to rob us of
contract, when the sum does not exceed
8200; and allows the justices to call in a
jury ot six men in certain cases.
ratified ou the thirtieth day of September,
Anno Domini eight thousand eight bun
dred and seventy-five, entitled "An ordi
nance to submit to the people the amend
ments to the Constitution, adopted by
this Convention," be and the same is
hereby so amended as to strike out and
abrogate section four of said ordinance
and insert and ordain in lien thereof, aa
Sec. 4. The said amendments to the
Constitution, after being duly enrolled
and properly authenticated, shall be de
posited by the Secretary of the Convens
tion in the office of the Secretary of the
State for safe keepiug ; and it shall be
When yon want Hardware at low
figures, call ou the undersigned at No. t
D. A. ATWBLL.
Salisbury ,N. 0.,Mny l-tf.
T?RUIT TREE8. YIXE8 PLAJTT8. A
X Urge stock at reasonable rates.
Hew Catalogue for l-7' and 76 with foil de
acriptions oTTruiU, sect free.
Address CRAFT A SAILOR,
Yadkia County, a. c.
July 1. 187&.-4tm.
i7th Authorizes the employment of lhe duty of the Secreterr of this Convert
convicts on pubjie works and highways. tjon the Public Auditor to have orio.
28th Adds the following new section to teaf in pampblet form, on or before the
article 4 : "In case the general assemblv A.w nt r.nn... -i
. T . I y " u j uva mo caiu nuicuu"
ments, with the certificate of the Secretary
He's ruu through the garden !' scream- such folly. Go off into the dining. room
eo Susannah. 'Oh, the rascal ! Police
Good gracious !' gasped mamma.
Through the hall tore n large and
helmeted person in blue, and out at the
garden door. Out tore Susannah.
and shut the door, or to bed, which you
like ; but but behave yourself like a ra
tional creature, or not another new gown
do you have for the next ten years. And
now, policeman, to the chase.'
'I do wish,' said Susannah. as thev
uot sure ; but she has
The Prophet of Strasbourg.
BY J. J. CLYifSR.
From advance sheet of "The Poets and roetry
of I'rmterdom, by Oscar 11. Jaarjjct, Cincin-nutti
In Strasbourg town, washed by the river Rhine.
Thore itood a man. fonr centuries ago,
Whose uieiu attracted every passer-by.
'Twa Guttuuberg-tirst Printer known to fame,
And Prof bet of the better time to come.
His form was noble, and bin bright, blue eyes
8eeined rained above tho level ot'the street
In thoughtful contemplation. Suddenly,
A if by inspiration fired, hi face
Shone like an angel's; for a mighty thought
Had birth that moment in his fruitful soul
The Typk, tho Printing Press !
The future passed
Before his gaze in solemn majest7,
With prophet's eyo he say his priuting press
The million folded duplicate of thought,
Of progress, fact and fancy- Sight took words;
And thus he spake:
"Its million tongues of sacrod Same
Shall terrify the tyrant Wrong;
Its million double-edged swods
Shall save the weak and slay the strong;
Its million torches bright with hope,
Illume the moonless, starless night;
Its million thoughts, new-born. full-grown,
Procure the future reign of Right; '
Its million types on vellum trace
The thoughts and deeds which glory gem;
Its million voices, trumpet-toned,
8 way scent re. throne, and diadem;
Its million suns shall turn to day,
The night of ignorance obscure;
Its million altars, sanctified.
By Jesus' blood, shall inako men pure;
Its million steel-barbed spears of wrath
Shall pierce Corruption's coat of mail;
Its million powers, by heaven ordained.
Make truth and liberty prevail;
Its million multitudes of good,
Increasing through all coming time,
Shall usher in Dart li's paradise
And men be gods oh, thought sublime !"
He ceased. The vision pased.
And like the Rhine roliiong at his feet
Be went forth to his toil and destiny.
The printing office has indeed proved abetter
college to many a boy, has graduated more
useful aud conspicuous members ot society, has
brought more intellect out and turned it into
practical useful channels, awakened more
minds, generated more active and elevated
thouuhts, than many of the literary colleges of
the country A boy who commences in such a
school as the print i ng-ollice will have bis talents
and ideas brought out; and if he is a careful
observer r experienced in his profession, will
contrive inoio towards an education than can
be obtained in almost any other manner.
Printing Trades Journal.
hether Aunt Jane joined in the chase set off, 'that they'd 'ave let me go along
with em. 1 m sure 1 could get over the
fences a vast deal easier than master, aud
as for seem' in the dark'
Oh no, Susannah,' I said, 'don't you
leave us on my account.
What a mercy the man didn't hurt
. 1 m m
you ! Lia you try to catch hold ol
'Lor, yes, miss ; seized 'is coat, and
tried to tear a bit out with all in v might.
I'd 'ave clawed his face well, if he'd at
tempted to lay a finger on me; but when
'e looked that scared, the coward well
somehow, I couldn't urdest 'im.
'No,io be sure not,' said mamma, who
had just shivered hciss!f dowu. 'It is
al! for the beet. We ouzht to be very
Anut Jane vowed that she'd buy a re-
yolver to morrow, aud practice shooting
at a mark two hours everv morniug. aud
Susannah discovered that she knew
the man aa well as she knew me.
'Why, sir, said she washing her hands,
when papa and the policeman had re
turned to. shake their heads aud lament
the ueelessness of their
opring yout rattlei roared papa, who
seemed to have 'secreted himself, from
fet lings of modesty possibly, in the pan
The policeman sprung his rattle accor
dingly, and having done so. seemed well
satisfied. At all events, he speedily
came back again.
'Have you got him?" inquired papa.
'Lor, no, sir,' says Susannah (who, I
may uere mention, is oar cook;; e s
gone art a mile by this time. Etf this
M7 dear woman,' broke in our guar
dian of the peace, 'is there no male person
in tins uouse, mat you must needs go
and wuituiiy endanger your precious
'Lor, y 08, replied Susannah, 3 here's
master am t there V
'Theu,' said the policeman, 'I consider
it was your duty to let him come down
aud see what could be done;'
'Of course, of course," said papa, com
jucr out of his retirement, and seeming to
knock down a wine glass. Mamma had trampled down goodness knows how
groaned, and clutched my arm dreadfully many cabbages, smashed a cucumber
as she heard the smash. 'You pre- trame, triid unset a bee Live all belong
sume this man effected an entrance ig to our neighbors to no earthly pur
through the kitchen window, police- pose) why, sir said Susannah, 'I'm most
MENTS. From the Raleigh Sentinel.
The delegate from Orange. Mr. Turner,
has furnished us the following synopsis
of the 33 proposed amendments to the
1st Amendment ; That section 4, of
article 9, be stricken out and two new
sections be substituted. The section to
be stricken out is in regard to lands given
to the State by congress and the appro
priation of fines, penalties, Sec. The sec
tion to be substituted gives all lands and
proceeds of lands, given by tho United
States to the State, to educational purpo
ses: and all swamp lands, fines, &c, are
to be nsed for purposes of education.
2nd Aineudment strikes out sec. 17,
article 3, and substitutes a section provi
ding for the establishment of a bureau of
agricultural, immigration aud statistics,
aud the protection of sheep husbandry.
3d Amendment adds lo sec. 25, of art.
1, that "secret political societies are dan
gerous to the liberties of a free people
11 11 1 .t .in
and stionid not oe tolerated.
4tb Amends section 10, ar.icle 3, by
by providing that the governor, with the
advice of the senate, sh.dl appoint all of
ficers whose appointments are not other
wise provided for.
5th Abrogates and amends section 15.
endeavors (they 16 ana 17, of article 4, and allows the
general assembly to allot aud distribute
all iudicial power among the several
shall establish other inferior courts, the
presiding officer and clerks thereof shall
be elected in such manner as the general
assembly may prescribe."
29. h Forbids marriage between white
and black and all persons of negro de
scent to the third generation.
30th Adds to article 1, section 24 :
"Nothing herein contained shall justify
the practice of carrying concealed weapons
or prevent the legislature from enacting
penal statutes against said practice."
3 1st Abolishes section 31, of article 4,
and provides for filling all vacancies in
office provided for by this article by the
governor not otherwise provided for.
32d Provides for paying officers and
members of the convention.
33d Gives power to the supreme court
to try issues and questions of fact as un
der the old coneihution.
NEW MILLINERY STONE.
Passed by the North Carolia Constitution
al Convention of 1 875.
A BILL TO BX ENTITLED AX ORDINANCE
TO 8CBKIT TO THB PEOPLE THB
AMENDMENTS TO THB CONSTITUTION
ADOPTED BY THIS CONVENTION.
of State annexed thereto, together with
copy of the Constitution, as it will read
proposed to be amended, one hundred
thousand copies, -of which one hundred
copies shall be distributed to each dele
gate of this Convention, and the remain
1 .a a) -
der among tne counties or toe state in
proposition to population. And the ne
cessary sum be and is hereby appropriated
to pay the expense of said application and
Read three times and ratified in open
Convention, this 9th day of October,
Be it ordained by the people of North
Carolina in Convention assembled, That
section fourteen article fear, of the Con
stitution, shall read as follows :
That every Judge of the Superior Court
shall reside in the district for which be is
elected. The Judges shall preside in the
Courts ot the different districts sueceseiv
ly, but no Judge shall hold the Coarts in
the same district oftcner than once in
four years, hut in oase of the protracted
illness of the Jodge assigned to preside in
any district, or of, any other unavoidable
accident to him, by reason of which be
hall become unable to preside, the Gov
At the old stand of Forfer A Horah.
Jnat raceired a full line of H
neU, trimmed and nntrimmed
and all the latest French and
Order executed with ear
Pinking and Bumping
The Bier will be conducted on Um Oaemeyc
tern and no goods or work will bt charged to
any oaa. This rule u nnvanble.
MRS. S. J. HALYBUBTON.
Spring St oct 187S.
Section I. Be it ordained by the peo- ernor may require any J udge to hold ooe
pie of North Carolina in Convention as-
sembled, That the amendments to the
Constitution of this State, adopted by this
Convention at any time during its session,
shall be submitted lo the people for rati
cation or rejection, as a whole, at the
or more specified terms in said district, in
lien of the Judge assigned to hold the
Courts of said district.
The Midnight Bobbers
Last night yesterday being my sev
enteenth birthday we had a little musi
cal party. The people goue, we, having
eaten op all the sandwiches and a box of
preserved cherries, repaired to our respec
tive bedchambers, very tired, very yawny,
snd rather crops, as is the way of odd
People after too prolonged a spell of their
'Susannah will lock up," said papa
some here below his second stud.
. Very well,' gaped mamma; and the
Now I suppose I was too much excited
t fall asleep easily, and for the last three
jjsys 1 have been puzzling my brains to
find out how I had better have mv new
silk made. I don't care about basques.
na bostle skirts are my abomination
nyhow eleep I could not eet. I turned
nd twisted, and sat on and lav down.
o; it was no good. At length, however
dosed off ; bnt through my slumbers
ame noises, strange gratings noises, as
w flower pots being moved, or ft fire
hem rked out. I took no notice. 1
Wew that Susannah 3id always rake the
'Presume!' exclaimed Susannah, who
is a west-couuty woman, and as bot as
a live coal. 'I found the rascal 'uddled
up be'ind the door. 'K'd opened the
windoWand pinned up the blind, and I
make no doubt was looking about tor a
knife just to cut all our throats.
'Very likely,' said the policeman.
'There's some desperate bad characters
about; Why, only last night as I
'Hadn't you better make a thorough
search for the wretch V here came in
Aunt Jane. 'lie may have got ucder the
'What shed, miss?" inquired the po
'Why, the tool-shed at the end of the
garden, to be sore.'
Aunt Jane detests being called 'Miss,
and can't 'abide a blockhead.'
My dear Jane,' interposed papa, 'how
eonld this good man know that ? If yon
will wait a minote, policeman, 1 11 go and
get on some clotnes ana come witn
Veiy good, sir,' said the policeman ;
and up stairs papa came, looking more
singular perhaps than ever lie did in bis
lite before. His appearance, boweyer,
being rather picturesque than elegant we
will here draw a v il.
No sooner was he in eight than mamma
'Oh, Hotspur,' cried sbe, 'the silver!'
and fell back on my shoulder with such
weight that I took op a sitting position
on the floor.
'Jane.' called papa, 'come and Bee to
these two foolish creatures. Get up
yon donkeys. Why, lhe fellows' gone 1
There s nothing to be frightened at now
I and the policeman are going to scour
'lie In mamma, 1 panted: sne is
'Indeed, Jane,' said mamma, 'I knew
it would come to that, sooner or
'Well,' said Annt Jane, who had just
made her appearance, 'and what in the
world is all this about T Just get up at
once. Amelia 1'
'Mamma's hysterical,' I said. 'Has
the man taken anything V
certain 'tis that man who used to work at
Mason's, the oil shop.
'You don t say so ! said papa. 'That
The people North 0 Carolina in Conven
tion assembled do ordain : That section
general election to be held on Tuesday twelve, article foor, of the Constitution bo
counties except that of the supreme court next after the first Monday in November, I amended to read as follows :
which is fixed by the conbtitusion itself, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight J 1 ne state snail oe divided into nine
6th Strikes out section 1 and 2, of art- hundred and seventy-six. That every judicial districts for each of which a judge
in nnd fnrhirla f .llii.w n rrmrpnlion with- nprson cntit ed to vote under the existing OC chosen ; and tnere Sball be MM
out first consulting the people at the polls. Constitution and laws of this 8tate, sball Superior Coort In each county at
7lH Provide fnr anhmirtinir the amend- h entitled to vote for the ratification or twice in each year, to continue for
man why, I thought he was uncle to the ments of the constitution to the people, at rejection of said amendments ; those who time in each county as may be prescribed Tannars A lUeuioe Oils. Ac .
'So he is, sir, said the policeman. And
that boy, sir, 's nothing much to speak of.
I hear that his master's very doubtful of
him. We expect to give him a night's
lodging before Ion
120 Bags Coffee,
50 Barrels Sugar,
40 " Molae,
6000 lbs. Bacon, 2000 lbs. Lard,
2000 lbs. Beat Sugar Cared Haas,
20 Regs Soda,
20 Boxes "
50 " Adamantine Candles,
40 " Soap. 2OO0 lbs. Carolina lie.
30 Cases Oysters,
20 do Brandy Peaches,
20 do Lemon Syrup,
20 do Fresh Peaches.
10 do Pine Apph ,
10 do 8moking Tobacco,
25 Gross Snuff, 25 Coils Cotton 6t Juts
40 do. Painted Pails.
40 Boxes Assorted Candy,
100 Reams Wrapping Paper,
A full line of Wood A Willow waea.
A fall Una of Boot A Shoes (vary
A rail line ot uiu.
A full line of Saddles A Bridlaa, Bah,
Ginger. Spice.. Can nod Goods, Royal
Powder. Uirr, Toboeeo. oclcy,
'But the silver's safe?'
-'Yes,' said papa; 'at least it
Dear me, said mamma: 'Why it seems district for which he is elected, and forbids
. a . , . .
tliat tne air teems witn tineves !
I shoulu't ranch care about the air, re
marked Annt Jane ; it's the earth I'm
Whereupon we all felt bound to laugh;
and the policeman, saying that we eh on id
'have some one dowu' 111 the rooming,
backed out into the passage to have a
little private conversation with Susannah
about the man who used to work at Ma
son's the oil enof , and thence into the
street. A little while, and we were all in
bed again, and the house done us as tight
as a dram or a sardine tin.
To. day, from the first peep of dawn,
e. half.past nine A. M , when I woke,
till now, four o'clock in the afternoon,
the polls, Tuesday after the 1st Monday wish a ratification of the amendments by law. 15ut tbe General Assembly may Thi aftwve sUKftwas mmun
v - 1 ,-v-. s rrii . 1 . ii 1 ni 1 . i n.n inn rvr 1 n r rm iia r n n n m ruir nw n w- m 1 j mr w
;n iovemoer- lb. me amcnumeuis voting wiiu a pnmeu or wnweu uwei, 1 " """-7 -"TT 1 Botail t ferr abort profit ,
will be ratified or rejected together. "llatihcation, those ot a contrary opto- " , rauneu in ooen BINGHAM 00.
8th Provid.-s for publishing theordinan- ion, "Hejection." That said election sball convention, mis juid oay 01 September, June 3rd 187.
pk9 for 1K0 mfnrmntin,, nf dm ncnn i he linlcl. and said Qualified tlee'.ors shall 1 1010
9th Requires tbe judge to reside in tbe I vote, at tbe usual places of voting in tbe
several counties or this state ; and that
his holding court in the same county more said election shall be conducted under
than once in four years. I the same rules and regulations, and nnder
10th Reduce the number of judges the same pains and penalties aa are now
from 12 to 9, and authorizes the legisla- required aud proscribed by law, and re
turn to increase or diminish the number, turns thereof made, according to the laws
11th Provides for the assembling of tbe now in force regulatiug tbe election of
legislature in January instead of Novem- members of the General Assembly
bor. Sec. 2 That the returns of tbe whole
12th Hits civil rights on the bead by vote cast for the ratification and for the
forbidding white and black children going rejection of said amendments, shall be
to the same school, and providing that no made by the sheriffs of tbe several coon-
discrimination shall be made to the preju- ties of tbe State to the Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court ot tbe State, at Kaleigh,
days after tbe election ;
dice of either race.
13th Fixes the pay of members of the
general assembly at $4 a day and 10
cents mileage, and limits the session to
60 davs. If tbe session is prolonged
Sn8.annah has been 'giving particulars.' beyond 60 days, the members receive no
First came two detectives, wonderful fine Dav
men both she tells me, hut the one with
a Roman noe is moat to her taste ; then
the owners of the cabbages and the cu
cumber frame and bee hive, tbe latter a
stout little old gentleman in black and
a shovel bat, aud a tremendous passion.
Papa went and had it out with him; and
14th Provides that the term of office
for senators and members of the legisla.
ture shall begin at the time ot their elec
tion. 15th, That section 29, or article 2, is
amended to allow tbe general assembly
to change the time of holding elections
having spluttered and blustered away till for the general assembly.
.! j .1 J j I . ?L - .,
iney were iireu, mey uiaue 11 up, aim
finally set off, arm in arm, to search for
One was found on an ash-heap, and
immediately covered np with a basket, as
if it was alive and would run away.
Since thten the bell and knocker have
had a stifSsh time of it. Jem, our boy,
was given the nrst nnmber ot Jf unng
16th Strikes fiom the constitution sec
tion 4, of article 2, which is the eld repub
lican gerrymander of the senatorial dis
tricts in 1S6S.
17th Reduces the number of supreme
judges from five to three, as our fathers
18th declares the judicial power shall
be vested in a court for the trial of im-
Holies, and told to sit in tne nan on pur- peachment, a supreme court, superior
pose to play porter, Maria declaring that courts, courts of justice of tbe peace, and
her4egs would snap under her if she had such others inferior to the supreme coort
much more running. Let a man own but as may be established by law.
1 . . MR 1 .
a potato, ne must neetis set on nere post loth Estab shea the supreme court in
haste to know if the thief could have fled Raleieh until otherwise provided by the
When the last ring came it was tbe
thirty-second ; I counted them I said to
Aunt Jane : What in the tho world can
this man have come about?
My dear, said she, 'he is the proud pos-
ft " - m. a
I sessor of half a ttrusaeis sprout.
20 h Strikes section 8, article 2, from
the constitution. This seetion was the
old republican gerrymander and of the
honse of representatives, mad the people
can do without it.
21st Forbids vacating any othce or
Xhank God ! said my mother, and I IHtembcr 2: Nothing is known 1 term of office now existing: under the ooo-
Provided, That it the office of Chief Jus
tice shall become vacant by death, resign
ation or otherwise, the said returns shall
in like manner be made to tbe Attorney
General ot the State ; aud the returns of
said votes shall, witbin ten days thereaf
ter, be examined and canvassed by tbe
said Chief Justice, or Attorney General
in case the vacancy in the said office of
Chief Justice in tbe presence of tbe Gov
ernor, and proclamation sball be made by
the Governor forthwith of the result of
Sec. 3. That if, upon such canvass,
it shall appear that a majority of the votes
polled were in favor of the ran h cation ot
the amendments, then the said amend
ments to tbe Constitution shall constitute
a part of the Constitution of the State,
and shall take effect as such on tbe first
day of January, A. D. one thousand
eight hundred and seventy-seven ; and
thereupon the Governor shall cause to be
endorsed on said amendments, as enrolled
by this Convention, a certificate under
his signature declaring that the said
amendments have been ratified by the peo
ple of North Carolina. The Secretary of
State sball countersign the said certificate
and anftex thereto tbe great seal of the
State, and the said amendments so enroll
ed, with the certificates aforesaid, shall be
forever kept among the archives of tbe
State, in the office of the Secretary ot
Sbc. 4. That said amendments to the
The people of North Carolina in Con
vention assembled do ordain, That section
two, of tbe Constitution, be amended to
read as follows :
Tbe Senate and House of Represent
Uves shall meet biennially 00 tbe first
Wednesday after the first Monday in
January next after their election ; and
wben assembled, shall be denominated
the General Assembly. Neither House
shall proceed upon the public bnsin
unless a majority of all the members
Kead turee umes and ratined 10 open
Convention, this the 30th day of Septem
Xo. 1. Hevr plow
Women Shoes ail IK " 160 A 171
Ladies Embroidered tippets at 100
lies suppers at !! worth 171.
Ladiee Oreo net Slipper at tltt
Ladle Cloth (Jailers at 17a worth
Ladies Cloth G altera at M t
A larre lot of Children Shoe.
1 fie worth two.
5 worth gM.
BiKuaaJi ft co
From an article in Applelorw' "American
Clycopes'lia,'' revised edition, entitled "Chrit-
maa,' we select as follows:
The common custom of deck ins the hooeea
and churches at Christina with erergreena ia
derived from ancient Druid practices. It l
an old belief that ay Iran spirit might flock to
the eTergreen, end remain un nipped by froat
till a milder season. The holly, ivy, roaemary,
bey. laurel, and mistletoe, furnished the favor
ite trimmings, which were not removed till
Candlemaa. In old church calendar Chriat-
ma ma ia markarl TV i f
temples are adorned). Holly and ivy still re
main in England tne naost esteemed Chrtetmas
everereena, though at the two universities the
window of the coll ear chapel are decked with
laurel. It was an old English superstition, that
on Co net ma ere tbe oxen were always found
on their knees, a in an altitude of devotion, and
that after the change from old to new style,
they continued to do this only on the eve of
old Christmas day. This was derived from a
prevalent medieval notion thai aa ox and an
ess, which were present at the nativity, fell 00
their Knee in a suppliant posture, as appear
from numerous print, and from tbe Latin
of Sannaxaro, in tnsaixteentn century, it was
aa ancient tradition, alluded to by Shakespeare,
tha- midnight spirit forsaken Um earth and go
to their own confines at the crowing of the cock.
The Christmas oelabrations in England have
lost their primitive boast srons character
gambols and carols are nearly gone
family rennaooa and srsrgreen
Dearir all that remain of the
merriments which used to mark the
the last memorable appointment of a lord of
misrule was in 1827. when ba had come to be
1 1 "m a
election of Jewelry to la
North Carolina, Ceeeisrisai as
LADIES' A GENT 8 GOLD . WAjCHKf
id Test C hai Da,
8ILVEB WARM, GOLD FENS,
Thev are agents for the celebrated Dilslfsaal
. a m m w
Vrstrnss. vioc ana vwweiry
treated IS months, charges as law as
festival teat with goad work.