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SALISBURY, N. C, DEC. 24, 18(
the 15 Nortb Stoic
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Isaui'd." ami Spli-mJiil Cbnuiio I'lcimen ol An
dulHJii'n Iliid of Ainmica ,(..,.;.'. ..-i.i.. and
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r. 11111:011 to juvciiile literature. Our monthly
y.iuuj Aiuriiaprc'iitM the linfat elored ai.il !
other nfcraviii(-i, t he iiuat alories, piiKzle. prifen j
lil'l-io, and a ht of new and inter.' nine auh
jeeH that will not only aet-urp the attention of
liny ami Uii'la, but s. rve U purify ami elevate
their mind, cuiiiiiiuiiii'.tfe miuh v luable in for
mstion. and prove a well-spring of picaaure in
Venrly ubscription JH 'i.O with apn il Miero
acipe or 11 pearl-handle I'm ket-Knife, or a beau
tiful II. ink. as i emitttn to each subscriber, imh'
upleii I d premiums given liirclnba.
W. JEXNIXOS DEMOREST,
SaS llfoadway, N. Y.
Specimen copies, with circulars, 11, a led free
on receipt .. ten eelil
Nop- nubaeribera s-emlir.p in In-fore the firvt f
Jaiinary next will' r.TelTd thu November and
December number lice.
A aplcmiid prize for the ladies. The finest,
ni'nt ileaning and e.istlv i'arloy Engraving ever
publialieil in America prcnented ax a premium
to ea-jli suIim rilier.
'J lie Useful, the Entertaining, and the
lletiut'ul. The Model Magazine of
Diinorest's Illustrated Monthly
THE USEFl'L in Demoreot'a Monthly com
ririe the I tilities of Fiifliiotia in La. lies' nn
( liildrenV diw, inrlmliii!; full-size Fashionable
l'attom, colored Steel l'late, etr.; (lanlening,
Loth ii-cl'ul and ornamental, adapted to LadicJ;
M...lel 1 ..tt.itf-.--, with their KiirroumiingH; und
Jlome Matters in all their ikpartuenta.
THE EXTEKTAIXIXO com prim Oricinal
Ktoriea and Focni by the beat, author, Spicy
JteaiH, Popular Music by the bed composer.-,
THE BEAUTIFUL comprises r.nmcrons il
lustrations, in the liiKlient style of art, printed
on the finest calende red paper, in the best man
ner, pot up in a style to form a splendid volume
for binding at the end ot the year, and altofreth
er. a montblv visitor thai no ladv
of taste or I
economical housewife-run afford to
do without. '
YcarW Subscription, onlv $3.00 with the
finest, lareest. ami mt pleasine enmvinc ever
finished in America, and richly worth $10, en
titled "The Pic-Nic on the Fourth of July,"
given a a premium to each subscriber, and
splendid premium for club. Address
Dkmokekt's Monthly Magazine,
Broadway, N. Y.
When dent by ms.il, the KitaJc on the En
graving, ten'cents, must la? included.
Specimen copies of the nrig-uiue with circu
lars, maiieil free, on receipt of fifteen cents.
.FiwAi Garden, Hotter, Fruit. Herb.
I'ree, Shrub and ErergreeiJ!eeds, uuth di
reeliont for culture, prepaid btf mail. The
most complete and judieiout astvrhnertf in
the country. Agents tcanted.
25 Sort either lor $1.00; prepaid bv mail.
Also small Fnita, "IManns Bulb, all tfie new
Potatoes, Ac., pretiald, bv mall. 4 It. Early
Puise Potato, prepaid, for $1. CO. Conover's to- I
lossal Asparagus, $3 per 100 ; $25 per lOtiO, pre- I
. paid. Nw hanly fragrant everblooming Japan
Jloneymickle, 50cte. each, prepaid. True Ope
Cod t ranberrv, for niilniid or lowland culture, j
$1 ivr UK, prt'ieiid, with direetifins. Priced
Catalogue to any additsx, gratis ; also trade lis.
Seed on Com in ission.
B. M. WATSON, Old donv Nurseries and
Seed Warehouse, PiyeuMith, Muse. Ft iblih
td in li42. dec 3 1m
BOK TON CANDY
Something .(: and Very Desirable.
Utcn Il.-.'v IsliVa wTtli X aeW ad sawtewiveie
ti r-inily. ami every b x will give yen i sea-rsi-i:.
tin 1 aud Silver Watches. Watch
Oi lias. Lad es' aadtienU llreaat I'tna,
bieeva.ltiitfuiis. siu.Id Kar liing,
. THEY RETAIL AT 23 CENT$.
aA:t rtTrRr.D st
GEORGE MILLER &SON,!
jjl'J Market Street, Philadelphia, Pcnn.
And sabl by '"oufectisiaars imi Morekeersrs ev. I
ry tie' .
rii iem in 1 far t'.i nr eonf f-t!onery is so jrte. .t j
tint '.!. trite ,im .1 re.l tii forvard their orders al
on '.; r.n'iin e-i : I- .eudsspi tie at a re of wi.r'le
es limitation t!ie B-m Ton Ivii,- tue-ng nil box
Hi stand irl of wliicli shall aiw-rs t mi i t uiid.
nnv. i 471 - .
ATT(RRV A (''H VSELLOR AT LA V
.SALISHL RY, X. V.
y Will attond protnrjitly totbeCoJIf
iou cf Claiw llliC-l
i cohtv TiiorsAsn cases or coons
I were shipped from uur house in una Year,
to families, club, and merchant, in every part
oftho country, from Maine 16 California, amount
ng ui value to over
ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
Our facilities fur transacting thiainimsiisel.il.
sines are lietler than ever Wfore. We have
agents in all the principal cities to purchase
00 jcmmm rrotii nil the Manufacturer, Importer,
ui . and others, lor Cash, ami often at nn i.iiHiriiw
I . ii! L II..I C 1
-ji sacrmce iroui mi' niiginui iwi in pmiwiwu.
"! ....... I l.. L. .I.. l'..ll..ul
. Will M'Hh.HHIini, ill i . vi vuv nu.w"...p
ShawU, ffluiil-rt QtiVi, Colt", Qinghnmi,
Prt Qonth. Table Linen. TcxU, JIunn-jf,
.Ghvt, Skirt. (Wef. Jr . Jr.
Stltr l'l'ited Ware. .Vm dalrd on S'ieltl
Sitprr, liftrt Frkn jit Ixtltlf fJnlnl Catir.
Uilbtnia W'urr, 0eiaa HVlf, Tablt mtit Pucktt
Cufl' iy. in gvntt vnrirhf.
Elriini h'furh and ilrrtrjin Favry Gooilt
llfituiijul I'UttUifii uftlt Album i'.- lie nest and
eh. !' si stvb' in Mor..cM ami Velvet timdiiijr.
Jdurriiero TrnvtUimg IPig, Hitndkn chit and
(toee Hi" dV.
iM and i'luled Jtwrlry. nf tktnr4 itytt.
We have a!sn imvle arranirenietitK with Mime
of the leading l'ubli"liing ,,u-. that will ena
bk us to sell the s amUrd ami latest Works of
popular author at about one-half the regular
price: - such ,a Uv o. Moobk, Flcaiia, Mil
TiS, and Tt:N"vso.va Work, in full liilt aud
1 'loth Itiudmirs, oudliiindreds of others.
Tbcse and ererytbltig else for
One Dollar for each Irlidc.
We do not olf. r a single article of merchan
dise, that can bp sold by regular dealers at our
price. We do not tts! you to buy pawls from
us unless we can i-ell tlieni choaper than you
can obtain tbciii in any other way ; while the
greater pai t ut our immIs are sold at about
(Jm -hidf the Uxjutar Hat s.
We want ;.iod reliable agent in every part I
of the Coun'ry. Ity employing your spare time '
to form clubs and sctiiling us oiders, you can j
ulrain the most liberal commissions, either in
Cash or Morchandise ami all goods sent
by 11 will be a represeired. and we guarantee
satisfaction to every one dealing withonrhouse.
A the Holidays are up proa 1 hiug wc are
making special arrangemeut to supply rrrry
one .who re.iua our auvenisemeni, wnti me
m. hamibome and useful Holiday pre-enis
that can lie thought of or wished for,
and to enable them to procure them cheaply
and expeditiously, we will give to any one
who will become our Agent, Out Hundred
Free Ticket, enumerating sonic of the many
diflerent articles from which you make your se
lection of Holiday presents.
For returning full club from these Free
Tickets, accompanied by the cash, we will give
the same extra premium!! that we now give,
the same as if you had paid lOccnt for each
one of your tickets- Ue wish you to iinder
lrnd that not any otlur firm in the business can
compete with us in any way whatever.
As lhi free ticket is only gissl for the Holi
days, yon must send in your orders before the
20tli of January, 1S70.
"In every order amounting to over $50, ac
companied by tlie cash, the Agent may retain
$.'.(H , and in every order of over fl'JO. $:i (Hi may
be retained to
Pay the Sxpresc Charges.
This offer is more especially Ut aist Agent
in t he Western and Southern States, but is open
to ail customer.
Agents will be paid ten percent, in Cash or
Merchandise, when they till up tln-ir tntite
riV, fur which below we give a partial List of
Tor an order Of S30 from a club of
Thirtv, we "ill imv the Agent, n commission.
"M yds. lirown or Hleached Sheeting, (joih
lire-. Putt-ni, Wool Siriare Shuvvl,' French
j i;assiiiierc I'ants and Ve.-l I'attern, Fine large
White CoUliterjinne, etc , etc., or :i (A) in cash
For an order of $80, from a club of
I Fifty, we will pay the Agent, a Commission,
I 45 vds. sheeting, one pair of heavy wool blan
kets, poplin dress pattern, hand me wool
square shawl silver-caso watch, etc., etc., or
5,oi In cash.
For an order of 0100. from a club of
One Hundred, wo will pay the ogejiU as coin
mission, IWiyds. of gooil yard-wide Sheeting,
Coin-Silver Hunting Case Watch, ilich Long
" ool Shawl, Suit ot all Wool trench -Cas-i-
mere. etc.. etc., or $10 in cash
We do not employ ;ny travelling agents, ami
ewt'Owr- h'hl t W money to person
purporting to be our agents, mmci pertemull
Send Money always by Register
ed lie t tors.
For further particulars send for Catalogues,
PARKER sit CO ,
9S it 100 i'lim.rr St., Mutton, iltm.
Oct 15, ItWO. 41-ly
THE EQUITABLE LIFE
A s s u r a n c e Society
' il-moadnnj New York.
1 HI-- fOMIMKY ', as capital and aset against
iU natalities that will eompaie with any I ife In-
ira-.-e nun the I'uulioeut, which is tl.e
true test ol responsibility.
Cash Assets...' ffi 000 00(1
Annual I'rein nni Income.., ... 4 tan IKK1
lrere,,se'aier 17 RtKsMKKI
Tbe uuiKiaiucd is agent fm the ate vr ''osspaar .
A. A. U iltltl.N,
Moe.kav I e. Uarch 19, IB09. r
Tare Jlyc and Curn WliiBkieu,
Distilled in th Old Style, Puf e and Un
adulterated at the
Old North State Distillery, I
nnnnm iriTntr e nr n I
urw i , auoA, a vu, rrop s.
CH 1RLOTTE, C.
ALc0, Want to purchase 5Qf) or 1TXK) head
ol Cattle, and pay the highest Ca-b Price fur
t'orn and Kye. ' , juty 2 20:Cm
BIT UN'S HIS THANKS to hi OT.I)
t'MEXItS aud the public for Ihe liberal
uir..nage n. re i...e exiemied to mm. Ueimw
' fntorios them tttat l.e h.v fitted up a new and
; coiiiniodiot; .
Shop, in Br. Henderson Brick-
Bnilding. B.oom IV o- 1.
i f tm u ....la bi..1 ... . .l it..
iri. t.. riv. .mi.-ii.,n i'r, eren- n -
He lis- in hieii.plr...rThv U-st Hair Press;
in W estern North t.arvfria. U.-rmacats a caif !
! Haliiburf. X .' . D9 1?, lCa 40 -1 '
Or. G0DDI N S
COMPOUND GENTIAN IUTTEKS,
The Great American Tunic and Di
Rccomr ended and prescribed by physiciane
T'ue "Compound Gentian Holers" are made
nftbe puiest and best Wgetible Tonics and
Aromatic known lo (he prole-aion. They also
contain twenty per cent of
t- B U C II U ! 1
Which makes them, beyond all question. (In
best DlFRBTIC in existence; and lor Di
treated Kidneys Bladder and Fiinary Orjrui
have no snpeii.'t. .1 any equal I Those who
try these Billets, tor the loll-jvring Unease
will in every esse flnd them a Safe, pleasant,
speedy and effectual Remedy.
TI ey are a sine preventive and cure for
Ciulls and Fever, and all Mulatto! Lli-oascs !
C"i.is & ccunn,
Disease or Knlnev s. liiavi I, A:c , anil ever)
Disease leqiuniig a gl iieral Tonic impression
XW Foi Diseases peculiar to' Females it is
ulinost a specific
X-Sf In convalescence from Tvtli"ii ami
othe.i low form ol Fein it is the very best
; Tonic that can be used.
t The Compound Gelitiah Hitters mci t with
i universal (avor, and have leicived the strong
est testiiiioiiisl ever given to any medicine, a
lew of which We append heltiw:
Tlii l to certify lint I have used Dr. God
din's Compound tteaOtan Bitters and cleeitul
ly recoinnieiid it as I lie very beat Bitter that
can be used for ordinal v debihtv. ick stomach
Ac E. M. HOLT, M. D.
Lipscomb, Orange co , N. C, Mav 15, 'J9.
I hereby cerlily that I have been umg Dr.
Goddin's Compound Gentian Sitters," for
Co' gh. Oeneral Debility A'c.. and I am fully
sati-hed that thev are Ibebe-t Bitters of which
I have any knowledge, ami lie I est Tonic ol
fered to the American people.
ROB'T. Y. SLATER.
Ilenr eo county. Va1. June 23, 1'i'J.
Dk Goptiia: Deai Sir: I have been suffer
ing for twenty years with an affection "' the
kidneys, prostrate gli.n.l ..nd stricture ol li e
nreOna ; have been under ti e liealilient ol
t'ue best physician in the . onntry. oneol whom
is now a prolessoi ill a uieuical college. All
tailed In lelieve me. I finally (ried yolli Can
rxtuud Gentian Bitters ; ibeiffect ws like a
charm one bottle gave incortiph te rebel. I
believe it lo be the best metlieine I have evei
used. Verv reiectlully.
JA.S A FA0LCON,
LittM'on, N. C, Jan Tib, WJ.1'
Prepared onlv bv Or. O.xtdin.
JAMES T. WWOINS.'
Proprietary WAvL'xale Agent,
UT For iale by Dr. G. B. PouUwu, Salt
iMirv. N C. :?8 -if
Fou BuuACri.AL h.sU LIVER DI
8KASES read the following :
Theiaaa II. Balaey. Bug . Gran villa. CO., N. C
says; "I find your Pills to He the best liiniily medi
cine I have ever uacd. Tbey lisve proved very ben
elicial in my own cane. I have been very much af
flicted fur lift, ,-n years, anil bare tried every kind ol
medic i ne thai I could get. hut have found mere e
lief from your Pills than all others. Mv disease is
bronchial affliction, and a complete proatral on nf
the nervous ayatein. I have eaod tin in in ten or fif
teen raws in my family, and find tl.emtn be the very
ine.ln ine lor nearly a. I family iliseases."
The Cure is Snorongh.
Kenneth llaynes, Ksij.. i leik uf roiiunbueoantj
couit. antes (.April 3, 1K83:) "PuTiug the latte'r
part of the year 1SK9KI was severely afH cted witli
diseased iitvi and many niglitswbih in tied the pain
would become so sxcraeiatiig thai I wa('oinl!t'd
to get out ot bid and ait op .until the pain would
auhnide. I procured a few boaesol tl.f Mil'Tllt.lt.
Hhl' vTH Hl.t.S. and the tint dose I took gave me
great relief. I continned to ase tl.e 11 If tor two
weeks, and have not suffered from liver disease
aim . I have recommended them accordingly, and
several peraons are in want of them.
A il disease Is an enemy to the l-uman system Slid
is at war wi;h it and will conquer it. mriss nature
n-itlaatl the assistanc- it nn receive Ir. in strength,
eniug medicine and suitable uo'nrlilinwnts, can
compter the enemy: which would be iest. to take
medicine before von get aiek. to p-eveiit sick or
to take medicine after yon get ick to C re sickness.
(Jr A word to tl.e wise is c: on. ' .:
Exercineyonrown JmU'mei.t in the nier.s ef de
tense; the enen y will come, be ye aisi ready aitli
The Sontnern Hepatic Villi,
Full -dU, lony known uinl mlt-ttied remedy
fur all iVi'o'i diseufis. ranted by a
TO All. KM 1(1 U A NTS A on are alMMitto .-.
a home foryomaelf and faintly a a climate a hic.'i
you or thev have not been accustomed to , yoo will,
of eoaese. bepoeil to :ll the diseases pecailar to
thai. climate yoe shoa.'d la-careful to nse sued Ae,
ieintea aie adapted to the diseases ol that climate;
you wiu Sod 4fie create ae. urity in the nse of
lEra' isorTBKSN Hevstjc I'ilis.
They ear. be sent to any point iu the United State
bv K press. ( ' i
-" aic:i. n. or
fcPRICK Knronehot. V) ee !. Cm S!.nnr.ir(Jrs.
V-.t- F'Vr Or .ss. sr.-
orl-r fnr ihe Mcti--tiul.l
,a u O. W. DKKMf.
' St, tf. 9oOTw-Cu.sew sramrv.
"where theji will he promH.T ltrn.lrd lo.
rsrlh-M Mrdiriars e.li o all rrspeatahle DrneftM.
vvtrrWh.ie and aa ...
O. B. POULSON,
July -9:ly Salisbury. N. C
Iclaatr 4lll.ci XSfSO'
LEPAGE BROS. & Co.,
Commerce St.,. ZTorfolk, va.
rsTSpeeial attention paid to the sal
" It A I N . CO TTON and all other kinds
aH 1 . '
Ctr' LiWral advance on eons-gtimeut
5d propipt tetaras) .'9:.'7-
THE LEGISLATURE OK N. CAROLINA.
' . ,MATI!.
TllCaVDAT. Dee 16 180!).
Tiie Senate was called to order at Ido'clo k.
HoTCE OF Otl.L.
Mr. Robbins. ol a bill to protect the freedom
of speech, and ol the pies.
Mr. Mailindale, ol a b;ll to orjuniKe the mil
itia. MTaonccTioN or bills.
By fr. Miuphy. a lull to autboriaa the Hn
pei inleudrtit ol Puolic Works, to se.l tin
State's lOtetcsl in the Favette'wJU; and . War
saw Plank Uoad? hefeaed.
By Mr. Robbms a resolution to amend the
rules of the Senate, so dial bill may be intm
. I. iced without having to give previous notice,
Bill to iticotporate the Planter's Railroad
1 1, minim y. was uk.-n up. Mr. Sweet's amend
meut wa adopted, and the bill paaaed its si-c-oud
A resolution wa transmitted Iroin the House
ajrinl any firrtber increase ol the State debt,
TlllltD HCADIta DILLS.
Bill making an aimiooriarion lor ll.e Deaf,
Dumb and Blind Asylum jHi.OoO, passed.
Ilil! making an appr. prist ion lor die support
of tbe Insane Asylum ol $43.UX), and 12,000,
inad.fiitoii lobe used iu making improvement
on said building, pas-ed.
Bill to lepeal an act amendatory ofan act lo
incorporate the Western N. C. R. R. Co., tali
lied 15th of February, 1855 tn- 1.
At tin stage a uiessaire wa- received from
the House conveying a uoiniliUUioatioii from
the Governor in le'en-nee to amending tlte I
militia law, with a proMsitioil to punt 20 copies
for tbe use ul each mciolicr ol the General As- .
senibly. which was concurred in.
All. Shufl'iicr moved a suspension of the rules i
in outer to allow turn to introduce a out in ac
cordance with the recommendation contained
iu the message, iiputj which a considerable dis
U0CSE OK REPKHSENTATITES
TiuasiiAT, De.-. 16. 1-09.
riouse met pursuant to adj.Hirnuicut.
BILIi AKO RhluLL'TI NS.
Ry Mr. M alone : A bill to declare valid tl.e
lei tn.ii ol cetiaiu Township i tUcers iu certain
CO u, tic.
ilr. Duon, lor the Committee on Claim, re
ported unfavorably upon the resolution iu la
voi ol Kntii-s and lleioleraon.
Hy Mr. Guiiter : A biil requ ring owners ol
toll bridges and fen les to g) ': buuJ. HeJerr
By Crawford, col : A resolution in regard
to the drawing ol jir.ns. HVferred.
A m.-ssnge was leceived lioiii tbe Ooverr.O' .
asking !. r aniendiio i.ts to the iiithua law to
enable bun to suppress, outrages. Uidered to
On motion of Mr. Wilkie. the rules were
Su-pended, and tbe bill ie,uiriug the County
('omiiiisaioiieis to meet once a month, was ta
k jn up.
Tiie qnei:on ri cnrred upon a substitute re
ported by the Judiciary Cotiimitice.
Altera long debate llie substiluiej was ad
opted (the snliflitute provide that Coiuiuis
sioner shall receive pay lor 24 days n tin
year and shall neeive no mileage.
Mr. Pearson offered an auieudinent that in
those cuiinties pay ing 15,000 d dja.s lux, lite
commissi. .neis shall receive pay itt IS days in
each year, those (bit pay over 15,01)0 dollars
and under 25 000 dollar siu.ll receive pay lioi
2 1 days, those over '
sl.ail receive nay l.u
ii'iil and un let 40.HIH.
Ibiity days, those ovei
4(1 'KM) dollars ba I receive 1 nf- I jr 40 tlavs
and el. all tece.ve no mileage. Adopted.
Mr. Sevnmur olfeied a substitute embracing
tin- piuviaioti ot Mr. Peat Sou aiiicudineiii
wi.ich wa adofit, d.
Mr. Smith, ol Alleghany, moved to amend
by saving that all counties paying under 8 ttOd
dollar tax, Ihe Cotlilliissioiters shall receive
pay lor only 10 .lais.
Tiie amendment was adopted by a vote of
yeas 45, nays 31. The bill ll.eu iassed its
On uiotlou thu II i ise then adjourned. '
Friday, Deo. 17, 1863
was called, to order at
Mr. Sweet arose to a question of privilege in
regard to an ailicle whu-ji appear. d iu the
morning Stntihtt of tins ei'.y op led bum tin
HVaslen Hetthnei m w liicb he (Swrm) iaeharg.
ed eitli being a party lo a m.iiupiilutioii ol lite
comtilnli.'ii s,l a- lo prolong the ! mire of ol
fiee ot the inembeia ol I lit- pn-sCHl Oeiferal As
seinbly. Mr. 8, deiiontici'd theai l.clc as a
i labrica'ion from beginning to end.
KOI H K Of Lll.t.S.
Py Mr. F ikiMer'r"Oi'- btH- to
t un: ol holding the Cgott.s iu tie
INTROMKITION Or 6u.
Dy Mr. Martimlate : A bill to amend an net
to piotec trUierifls) in, (be sale of lands for taxes;
also a bill to aio-iid an act i i relation to tbe
sale ol lauds under ex- rut ion.
Rt -solution instructing the Treasnrer lo make
no payment ol interest ol) the' eo.ipnQ., of i,h,
bonds jsstiedia payrneulof a site lora Pcnin r.
itentiary, was adopied.
Bill lo allow enterera of vaejinl land fiirlliiu
time to obi all grants Iro.n t!ie Slate, passed
n third ttaiijug under .a suspension ol the
lii'l to eiitar-e tin) rs.wers ol the Count?
-CornrniBsHmerv. pifssed ita 45Wtf If SKlilflK
1! I to amend an act lo authorise the f .rma
tion of corporations, pa.v d its second reading
On muln.n llie Senate adj luruod.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
KlUIiAT, Dee. 17. Ittii?.
House met pqrsnant to a. ljotiruiiie.it.
On nioiioii ttieroll was cubed aud CI mem
ber answered to their, name's.
On motion of Mr. Vest, the rules were us-
pejnled and the .?( nare reaolntion artthorlxiog
life A (hi ji lo move fcr. j idgment against Ue
linquent isle: ills iu ?!,e pvi'al Ivxux ol l.'.e
Wake Supfiuu- t 'mirr, was taken up. .
Mr. Jusiiije moved to lay il.o icisolutl'on on
A ballot being iaen the vote stood yet 33. 1
nar 21. (no quorum ) I VTT li, . T.'i V I
On motion .1 M'. Seymour, a call of the i.obUtnedtoy the issuance of dhnda to be
House w. liai at.d li inerabcrs responded uvj managed" by a board of Diiecie-s. ap-
:b ar aaa..-s: ' pei, led by rioi flovhrfjoe "v, these
t message was received from Ihe Senate
ooiooriing ill the House bill in favor of euter
era of lands.
Tne di. u.sion upon the resolution in refer
enee to delinquent Sh. ..II- vv , resumed.
Alter some debate the bill, on motion, was
postponed until the second Tuesday iu Jaiiua-
rkportb or committer.
Y.irious nn-ssages were reiviveil from the
Senate liansmittmg several biil, among them
the bill lor l he better protculioii ot hie and
propel ly, as loilows:
An Act lo tecurt tks better protection, of lift and
The General Assembly ol North Carolina do
enact. That tbe Governor is hereby anthorig-
ed and emp-we cj whenever in U s juil.-m-i.t , N ,. , of 9m Q00 w,ic, is morr , (j.p,.,, , .tuna..doa frauds in
the civil sntliontifS m any coiintt v aie unable ( ,i , r.i e .u 1 .1 i . i.k . i ,, JM
to protect ,. ct.is in the e, jojuien. ol hfe I ',u two tl'" uf rnV" wf ,h ! :,,e :-t-ntral l'rihc Raad ..mount-
and pn.pe.ty. to d.-cUre such co.i.i.ies in a j 8t"te g"v'rnment will, all its abuses a.vd j lug to millioue. But a few days ago, tbe
siaieol insorreoiwu aud to eall mi., active ser. extravagance. Surely this great interest, , Uireclors of the great "Erie Railroad"
vice the uiiliua of the State to such an exteut j controlled by a few men, should be guard I of New York were enjoined frum pro
as may become necessary to repress, sueli iusur- ed with great vigilance by this General ceedi tig on the application of a share
Sec 2. That the Governor is hereby author-
iced and empowered to req .est the President
I ..f 1 1... I nled Suites l.i i,-i... il. I me wnl i. lis-
' , , , , ot the ito.ids, yet coin pa rut ive y nl e has And in Aorlh Carolina, it seems that a
bea oorpus in any county or counties declared i , . I , ,r . J ' , . ,1 7 , ,
under authority ol this act to be in a state ol ! b,'t n do"-. "'? ,0,l', hv'- h'n is- Mania has seixed a 4P ; who being das
insurrection, und to allord such assistance asm j sufficient to build every Road con- leled with the glittering prospect of gain
hisj ulgtnent may be necessary to enforce obe-! tcni plated in the Statu Our credit has 1 iug million. of dollars, are determined to
iheuut to law. gone down, down, the fair nanin and j disregard the vital interest of tfce people
isexj a Miat upon motion ol tne-fsoii.nior ol
U slnct it shall lie the duty ot the Juik-e
ibeuv.i to retnovi
I rial of
any person in-
Li-led lor iminier. conspiracy, and iu violation I
ol an act ratified tbe 120i day of April. I .(;;)
from the county where m.-h olTeuce m. y have i
lafetl committed to such other county as the j
Solicitor may designate.
S.-c. 4 'J'iist ihe expen, attending thecal, j
ling ol the militia into active Service as herein
provided sliuil be paid by the Treasurer ol Ihe
S'ale upon the warrant of the Governor and it
biiall be the duty ul the Commissioner of the
County dis;lared to be in n stale of insurrection
anJ where such service was reodoied lo reim
burse within one year the Treisuier ol (tie Stale
the expens.is thu (laid ; Provided, Ti.ut when
ever a petsnu ot peiuis sliail have been con
victed ol a vnda ion of the ad mentioned, in
section lint e (4 the act said expenses ol the
unlit. a shall be taxisl mi (bo bill of cot aua!.t
the person or pe. sons convicted, and when
' eo.iected l be e.une slia.l be naid .uto tbe iieas-
ury ol such county.
Sec. 5. Tbat all laws or clauses of laws ia
uo- llict Willi tin? act are hereby repealed.
s,- U. Tins act shall be iu force Irotu and
uflei its latifloatioii.
On mo'iou ol Mr. Seymour, the rules were
suspended aud the Senate bid lor ihe better
protection of lite and projverty ('or provisions of
ll.e. I. :ll see Senate proceedings) was taken up
Tor bill was put on Us second reading and
bailed lor the w aul of a quorum.
The yea au.l nays I dug called and resulted
in Ihe follotriiig ba!l..t(
Yeas 40. Nays 2.
No quorum voting.
Mi. Seymour moved for a call of ti e House.
Iu making the motion bo recited various Ku
K v outrages iu cettatn parts ot the Stale.
Tbe motion for a call was put to a vote adop
eU and 07 members lesponded to their names.
Tne o .estioii rec irrcd upon the pitssage of
llie b.ll on it second reading.
Mr. Seymour called the previous question.
Tiie call was sustained.
Tbe yea mid nay were called and resulted
in the billowing ballot :
Yea 54. Nay siessra. Ami-s, Gunter, Il.a
ris. ot Fr.inkhn, Homey, m mi leuhall. Snipes.
W lute aud William, ot fiainpson. 8.
Mr. Seymour called ihe previcia question
upon the lull on it thud reading.
1 he call was sustained
The yens and uav
li lio- following ball
4. rt.. ' 1 n.xl . a . . , i '
n vi t i i ' 'I UIJU i vcuiltvi
t: Ay. 54
Navs Messrs. Ellington,
O tinier. Homey,
Mcndcnhall, Stupe, White. C.
Mo quorum voting.
mi . Seym iir moved to postpone the bill un
til tbe tils! Thursday a'ter llie recess.
Tiie call Was sustained and the motion to
pHpone vi a adopted.
Alter the transaction of unimportant busi-ui-s
ll.e House n.j uirned until Monday morn
ing next at 5 o'clock.
W. H. Maloac, Caldwell
In the House Ikptrsenffiittes on the pro
position to Prttsc a Committee of inces
ligation into nthged frauds. In the man
agement of certain Jlailroad Compan
ies, on Gi Ike. 1&C9.
- Mr. SrK-iKKK: The last session of
this General Assembly made extravagant j
appropriations to ceitaiiis Railroad Com- j
puuiy, the faithful and honest application j
nl which might have In ought relief tooui h
distressed people, in the development of
the industrial resource of the State. ,
The report of the Treasurer submitted
this ession, shnwa the en.ck owned by
the Slate iu Raihoads and other corpora-
lions to be the sura of $T,707,5t0. If this
stock, was worth its
Slate would depend
nominal value the
for the purpose of
paying her debts. It would seem, that a
State li tvmg sK'b a Stupendous amount
of lock in Railroads would have such a
basis for capital, that her credit would
stand pre eminently high., in all parts of
tbe nation. But 12,600,000 l this stock
wen; taken under the authority of ihe
acts of this General Assembly, "last'
winter : and Roads not being built, of
course the slock i worthless.
In order to show ihe necessity of Vigid
economy and a stti.t invee.ig.it inn iu all
frauds upon our rights, let us for a mo
racut look at the indebtedness , qf the
State, which is made up aa follows :
The "old debt," 817,215,015.
New debt (special tax loud)
(issued) 12 600,000
Hands (special tax) not issued. 4.2S0.000
Total, 131,065,045. j
N.v let it be remembered that most of I
l Kid sjhnrknnn j , K I - ilia . , . ! ' .
,.,.,.; l. , nZn.A. vt... .....l
Iireetors liaye extm-r liuarv powers, and ! theae eorporniion. Have tliej- done sot
if titer prove unfaithful in the in.inagc- Already thi liiveatigation lias resulted In
ment of these bond, our stock may be- showing s failure in i lata respect ; and the
come won Ideas, aud ihu Roads remain ! proof of this officer shows that ihcj have
unfinished, whilo a still greater disaster j even refused to allow him to inspect thu
befalls n, a tUsfroyetl credit, which, to a J R ads thai ihcj have actually concealed
Stale, is as precious as virtue to a worn-. from him all the transactions pet taming
i lo these Road. This, too, with the full
The interest on the special lax bond I knowledge of the law, and of the duties
now being collected, amount to $756,000, j ol the Superintendent of Public works.
a sum largely more than the present ex-1 Mr. Speaker, we hear of "whiky
p. -uses of the State government. And of j rings," "gold rings" and "penitentiary
the 12, 600,000 tax bonds, $7,000,009 rings," but the grandest swindle of tba
go into the h inds of one man tcith al- age is the "railroad Hug." Tbe mou
most unlimited control The Ins to be I strnns frauds ot these coqforalions, h..vo
nntd oil the bonds conlrilled bv one man ' become oun nt th irrokleat evil of tha
And while it is true, that the work is
I prol(inK ,0 rt inlited extent, on soiga
! r, . . '
tame ..t the old State of North Caroliim
I have lieenmn i -. nmuh" and 'l.v
... , enmm,.ry,jm,tr... t .1.,,
world. Why is all this I The constitu-j And no-, when we propose iu t! e
lion adopied and ratified by the people, j "Comniillee ol tiie Whole," to invest!
guaranteed the good faith in the payment ' gate these frauds, "is it not strange that
ol the publis di hi legislative enact- , inembeis on this fl. or throw obstacles ia
inente resulniion of all parties declar ' the 'way that they would resort to ev.
ing the inviolability of the public debt,
yet strange to say our credit grotcs daily
I must say ibat ranch of this results
fn.ru ihe unwise legislation of this Gene
ral Assembly. Never before in the his
tory of any State, was such recklessness
found. .Here are 87,000,000 of bonds
issued to one umn, tetthout security with
out pledges and without a guarantee that
the Koad will ever bo built- ij anolher,'
is authorized 4,000,000 with like ob
jection. On the passage of these bills,
I had the honor lo offer certain amend-1 dollars, annually to meet the interest ou
'..-. providing, that these bonds should j theso bonds ibis must continue from
issue iu limited quantities, I and at staled j year t- year, and fiually the principal
periods, when the progress of the work must be paid. Now, will tee submit ta
required their application. the manipulations, combinations, and spee-
Rut these amendments were repudiated j ulations of a miserable, swindling, soul
and scouted by a major ly or the House ! less "Ring f
us a pi ..position nouaeimical, and absurd. Will we stand by, and behold the
Aud parties nn this door threatened to ' country bleeding at every pore? Shalt
kill every K .a l In which my people were ,
interested if I insisted ou such amend
True, I voted for most of these bills,
but under protest of this kind - I did so,
iu order to obtain support for Roads in
which my people felt great interest
nut of course, it
these bonds sl o ild
be thrown on the
market in a prudent way that the pro-
etuis should be honestly applied.
Iiad this been done, the people would
have cheerfully submiuiitd to tho burden
of taxation, in the hope of seeing the -
country rise from prostrasiou and IcUi'-rgy
inactivity and enterprise. We would
gladly have paid the taxes in ihe'hope of
getting them back iu the rapid growth
am' development of all ihe resources of
the state' aa e could hope from the
faiihlul applicanrti of this vast sum, to
see the whole country roused to a spirit of
imjluslry and perserversnce, and could
Hatter ourselves that we were nu the high
road to prosperity and greatness; and
could anticipate some ol ihe happy "vic-lori.-s
.of peace." But instead; doubt,
and distrust prevail the whole State.
It is said that a mighty "Railroad
Ring" has been organized lor the purpose
of speculating on t lie .bonds of the Stale.
Propositions have been introduced here
to investigate the management of tne DU
rectoia on these several Railroads.
Why, not do it ? Have we not the right
to tequiro ihcsu men to show to this
House what they have done with these
bonds lowborn tiny hue been sold,
and at w hat price ? Shall we allow a
confederation of swc.ulatora , to deatrnv
ihe credit of 'he State, aud bring, pover-
and prostration nn tne peoi
the people ? These
Uireclors on the part of the .Slate are but
the agouti of the State ; tiud if they have
traneecuded their power, ?ir been guilty
fraud, we should hold them to a strict
It is a familiar rule of law, (hat an
agent r trus.ee, cannot apply the means
entrusted ur-rwei cure to his personal benes
fit u iihojilmipcachiiicut for fraud and
IwiuHaiiil The Preeideiit of one of lhee
Roads who should convert a single bond
to his individual benefit, is Wiiiltv of
A- ii . ,
nd, especially, if he should en-
ter fnto corabmattoii to speculate on
these bsulds he should be considered gnil
ty of the grossest conceivable fraud, and
should be In Id np to the public aze as nn
worthy ol th
he trust reposed in htm. In days
e l . ii- '
if uu honest public man was I
gone by, if an honest pub
chargspIwUliilm violation of any offiHA.
trust, he would demand a Conimiiiec of in-
v.sligation, in order to vindicate us mno-
I, i a- . . ,
cence, but very different now. Look at
.i u ! j k i l i ij. i
these Railroad official ; helm diiijr clnrj:-
...... ' t "
es of fraud and mismanagement m almost
every paper in the State, and from almost
eveiy citizen uf the Stae, yet they pub
hah no denial they da not demand an
itivestigat o . they do not make an of
tieial lepurt as requited by law, iu order
that the condiiinu of these Road could be
fully known. I ark if this is uuit a cir-
eumstance of suspicion ? D'S it look
like the conduct of the honest man wbu
loteuas to vinaicate liimseK I
Tiie law requires the presidents of
1 1 a a
these Roads to rrport to tin General A'-
through the Suprrir.tendeet of
Puliec Works, the cxacx condition of
holder aud creditor j the allegation being
i that forty millions of dollars were not
1 accounted for, by tills wiudling Direetory.
who intend to revel In luxury and opo
I lei ee .it tbe nnmnm nf . ,.,. lo .1, I
ODnresscd. doWHtmdden. and Imniili nod
ry species of tactics to defeat fall, fan
and honest investigation !"
But this investigation must be had
We shall hold this Legislature, aud the
dominant party in this House, up to the
scorn and condemnation of an indignant
public opinion, if they fail to do their
duty in the premises.
The interest involved is too vital and
momentous to admit of dubious action.
The bonds issued to these Railroad Coon
panics belong In the people of the State,
they are paying over a halt milium
we not catch, and llirottll
pyres" who sock the life
If this investigation1 shall prove the
falsity of the charges against these men,
I .-liouhl be among tbe first to proclaim
their inuceucc; but if they are found
guilty of this high breach of trust, I
I shal be willing lo vole a resolution of cone
! detonation which would hand their names
to posterity, branded as the most iguo-
j mininus ingrates of tbe present age.
; If gentlemen are in good faith, when
, they say they favor investigation, why
; not throw open the doors 7 Why not
give foil scope this investigation? Why
quibble about the technicalities of the
law Why refuse to send for a single
j witness, and continually proclaim tbat
the investigation is a farct ?
1 tell gentlemen now, that this is but a
commit' ing Court, we blend lo prefer ar
ticle of impeachment before the great
tribunal of public opinion in August
This Republican party, which was f said
: by the geutlemau from Johnston) to havu
i been "born amid a halo of glory" si
bound to totter aud fall to piees tho
glorias of its triumphs will fade into dis
gustful oblivion, an uprising and indig
nant people will Inn 1 from power the mis
creants who have sought to prey npou the
vitals of a distressed and struggling peo
ple. I am desirous to see our unfinished Roads
completed the destiny of the Western
portion of the State depends upon the
completion of these works. Tee, I long
to see light pouring through the tunnel of
s"ra,,,,an0 up anJ the grasd Rue ex.
te,M,Kl " to JJuchtown and Paint Rock
1 should delight to seethe completion of
the Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio Road and
all the others, in course, of construction.
But except we get more than thirty -one
cents on the dollar we cannot build tho
We must check ihe abuses in the man
age incut of those I bonds we must cur
tail their issue, and thereby resloie ihe
credit of the State, and obtain the con
fidence of the people. Our cilixens are
languishing lor relief they cry to us for
I..I.. -I...II j: i .i . .
iie.ii cunii we uirrKHuu i. interest
i n i . . . .
trust with which e were entrusted ?
Our people are opposed to repudiation,
they do not wish the odium attached lo
Ills! rillninnin Lit t smn I lxn.. .a a I
, ,7 7" ' , reco'
,,ct th,t M'" my compel repadialton wsj
-,.. , 1 . ,
' ' : ,i . : , ' ,
; will break down, in spur, and then re-
.,a:J,:, a J , J. "', ,
'.pudtation and fiuahclal disaster, will bo
' i i i . '""""" ,u'w
i welcomed as a pleasant, last resort. But
n ,i .. k . j . . .
all Ibis tu i be nverteii l.v . .1..
j . j ,,,, ,,,,,,, rfc
lerminatiou to defeat the designs of tltaa
ho intended to destroy us.
Let parties, caucus, and, politicaj fou
biuatioits be given to tho fuiir vlasis, and
let honesty, truth and patiiotUm tnle the
Tenmvaae has svvojt toei, thjMMMtul tV-sj
The Swiaa lboi.rs
bi (Vofgii gee
Pore Hyacyntho saiW fh.i freuio fj-u
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