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Editor and Propkietok.
All letters addressed to
FimAY May, 14. 1875.
The Democrats of Kentucky have
nominated Hon. J. 1. McRcery at
present U. S, Senator from that Bute,
Too Sou'hcrn JJaptUt Convention
as in session at Charleston, S. C. last
week, and the early part of this week
The opening M-nu.u was preached
1y Rct. Tbos. II. Pritchard D. D , of
Hoc. 1). II. Hill, an ei in en t Geor
gian has been recently elected to Con
gress, to fill a vacancy in the 9th
Georgia District, caused bj the death
of Mr. McMilliaii. the member elect
from that district to tho 44 th Congress.
A Convention of the Democratic
Conserratiye Party of the County of
Franklin, is hereby called to meet In
the Court House, in the town of Louis
burg, on Saturday, the 5th day.of Jane.
1875, for the purpose of nominating
a Candidate to represent the 'County
ef Franklin in the approaching Con-
Let there be a full turnout.
Chairman Executive Committee.
The above notice has been handed
us aiuce the article on this subject, in
this wrecks paper was In type,
The time is rpnsdily approaching
when the people will be called upon
to choose delagates to represent them
in the approaching Ccnstithtional Con
tention. Less that three months now
remain before the election. As yet
no steps 1 are be n taken looking to
the selection of a cand date to repre
sent this county in that tody We
bays heard the names of a number of
gentlemen mentioned in this connec
tion, any one of whom if elected, we
doutt not would reflect credit upon
the people of the County. We think
that the County Executive Committee
should be called together at an early
day to consider the question of call
ing a Convention of the "party to name
a Candidate for tho Convention
Other counties ate moving in thin mat.
ter. Some have already their Candi
dates in the field, and we think it
night be well to haive a meeting of
our Exocutivo Committee, which rep
resents every soctioo of the County,
to the end that an interchange of
opinion may be had, and the interests
of the par.'y and tho people attended
to. Our townsmau Cl. W. It. Yar-
Wough is Chairman of tliis Com
mittee, and mn such is the properly
authorized person to convene the Com
mittee whenever he sees .fit. We
hope that he will have a meeting at
An early day. 1
OTiO Way r tlio
f- ; : -
We publish below an account for
expenses of the clerks office, presented
by Mr.-T. C. Horton leputy clerk,
from Dec 1872, to Sept. 1874, 1 year
and 9 months and which was allowed
by the Commissioners, Jr, A. J. P.
Harris toting in the negaiive.
To R. II. runbcrlake, CS C. Dr.
SUmpa 6, 6, C,9, 18, 27,50
& 25 : j : : 1 49
Wood Kio' paper $a.l0 1 7 20
Feb. 14. Paid John Nkh la &
Co., for Blanks, : : , 15 70
May. Pfcid stamps 33,15,55,
30,30, 10 &24, : : 1 97
Paid paper 25, 40. envelopes
25, 15,325 : : : 4 30
Paid pen & stafts 20 iuk 125; 1 45
Wood 2.50, rev. stamps 1.00
Paid blanks & enrtlopes :
Paid blanks 1.25, stamps 75,
pens and staffs 30. : . : 2 30
Paid blanks 6.30 stampa 45,
paper 60, 20 & 40 : : 7 95
Paid stamps 25, paper 40 en-
velops&e,81, 25 : 1 71
Paid wood 1.25, blank books
and blanks 16.33 : : 17 58
Paid blanks 4.18, stampa 45,
paper .50, wood 1.25 : C 68
Paid, stamps 84, par 40, 10,
55, : : : : . 1 89
Taid blanks and envelopes $17,
blanks and envciopes 20, 42,
Paid, blanks and ciivelopos , :
6 worn and subscribed before me
this 3d day of May, 187.
W. K. DAVIS, '
T. a Horton, . c. S. C.
Tko law rc-uires all accounts to be
itemized and dated, before they cat. be
allowed; and the Board was not igno
rant of the lafri We will now sbow the
difference in the expenses of the oEce
for the four years immediately preced
ing the time Mr. Horton took charge
thereof aul while he (Mr. Hrton) was
in charge. t
The expenses1 of 'the four years, was
on!y $183.59, just $43.00, more than
tk 1 'tir and 0 utnnths "Mr. Horton
state, that, in the account for the four
j ears is included the repairing of the
office, which amounted to about 14.
and also the purchasing of the follow
ing Books, which are still in use in the
Administrators Bond Book.
Guardians , "
Special proceeding Docket.
Witness Ticket Book,
Jury " '
. N.w wc arc not going to say that
Mr. Horton s account is wrong, that
he. has made false charges against the
County, but we do say that, we. can
see no good reason why he could not
ruu the office as cheap as those who
preceded him, aud we do not see why,
Mr. Horton was unable to make out
hi account as required by law. It
could not be that he was ignorant of
the law, for he is a man that has had
too much to do;with the management
of the clerks office not to have known
the laws governing that branch of the
county government, and further, we do
not see how the County Commissioners,
men intrusted with .the government of
county, men who are placed as I
sentinels upou the watch tower, to
guard and protect the people, should so
far forget their otth, and their duty to
the county, as to pass upon an account,
which they themselves acknowledge. t
to be in proper form and which to them
seemed extravagant. We speak plain
ly in this matter, for Wfc regard it as a
matter in which the tax payers of the
county arc interested, and it requires
plain talking The county can never
get out of debt, and its paper will al
ways be- at a discount, if this recklos,
loose manner of paying out money is
persisted in by the Commissioners- -f
the County, f s
We cannot closo this article without
saying a word in praise of Mr. Harris,
who vote4 against the allowing of this
account until it was brought up in
proper fijrm, in form as prescribed by
law J Mr. Harris stated the law to the
Board, aHid insisted that the account be
not allowed, but his single vote could
do nothing,' yet he deserves the com
mendatiou of the people of Franklin,
for his manly course iu this matter.
The people will not forget him.
In cur last issue, we made mention
of four County orders, which had been
changed from the original amount for
which they were first made, since then
others have come to liirht. and how
many more there are still in circula
tion no one can tell. We would advi.se
all who purchase or trade for orders to
examine them closely, and see that they
are all right, and also to remember the
parties from whom thay were purchas
ed. The following have locn found
changed : No. 48 issued to J. C.
Rnid, August 9th 1870 for $9. chang
ed to fl 9. ; No, 220 issued to J It.
Brummitt, June 3rd 1870 for 62,35,
changed to 22.35.
It gives us pleasure to State that, tho
Board at their last mooting, appointed
threo of our beft buincss men to look
into this matter, aud we feel satisfied
that they, will leave nothing undone,
in their efforts to find out the guilty
parties , -
Tho Costly Pxesileiit.
- Such a man a Granf, with his dictator
aira aad (alien disregard of every pnns
a pie and practice of Republicanism, is
Mdear,M at any pric. 5Tbi old salary
of $25,000 would be too mnch to pay
him. But when we reckon up the
dimes and dollars he annmlty costs
the country (the loss by bndnesa Js
raogement, depression and uncertainty
no man can estimate, by no arithmetic
is calculable), wt are appalled an J
stand aghast at the patience of the peo.
pie. Truly ours Is a long-eaffering
and llosea-meek, or ele a passing sto
ical people, whea figuiea like theso do
not raise each particular b&iron the
head of each particular ' tax payer.
These figures are a list of the personal
expenses of the occupant of the Whi e
House which were voted by Congress
or allowed by law in 1871. Bead :
Assistant Polic man
Three door-keepers one for the
night and two for the day
twelve hundred each-.
Postage Stamps -
Repairs to the Executive Itan
" sion '
New Fonitore for White Hoase 10.000
For Fuel and Hot-houses 5,000
For the Care of and Repairs
In the IIt-bou r . 5,C00
For Leveling South ol the , J
Executive Mansion 10.000
For Repairs to Pavemeni in
front of White House 1,500
For Repair of a dam in the
Nurecry Garden L.2C0
For Repair of Fountain south
of Executive Mansion 3,000
Now if the American people lee'ect
tliia extra Yarnt mo. especially after
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he has shown that extravagance is not
hia wnrat am. thev will deserve to
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'bleed'! to a bigger amount than th
alove and to have the whole 8tate
svstem overthrown and their lib. rues
all taken away.,
An IiriToittiiit "Lxinflloitl
unci Temifxnt Sill.'
We publish the following act adopt
ed by the late General Assembly tor the
information of a large class of readers.
The bill was introduced into the Sen
ate by Capt. O. M. Cooke, of Franklin,
An Act to amend cJiaptcr 64 of Battles
Revisalt Landlord and Tennant Act.
The General Assembly of Nortn Car
ollna do enact:
Bee. 1 That chap'er C4 of Battle's
Revieal shall be amended as follows:
strike out all of section 13, 14 and 15,
and Insert in lieu thereof the following:
Sec. 13. When lands shall be rented or
leased by agreement, written or verbal
for agricultural purpose", or shall be
cultivated by a cropper, unless other-
wise agreed between the parties to the
lease or agreement, any ana all crrps
raised on said land shall be deemed and
held to be vested in possession in the
owner of the lanr, or the lessor, or the
party entitled under the agreement to
receive the rent, and his assigns at all
times, and until the rent for said land
shall be paid to the lessor or puly en
titled to receive the rent ot the lame or
his assigns, until the said party or his
assigns shall be paid lor all advance
ments maae and expense incurred in
making and saving t Leer op and until the
said party or bis aasmgees shall be paid
any and all claims and demands against
the lessee or cropper, which according
to agreement, written or verbs', be
tween tne parties, suouia oe a lien on
said crop or should be paid out of said
crop. That this hen -shall be preferred
to all, other liens; such' lessor or party
entitled under the agreement to re
ceive rent fur said land and his assign ;
shall be entitled against the lessee or
or cropper or any other person, who
shall gather or remove any part ol said
crop, without the consent of the saM
lessee or party entitled to receive the
rent and to the possession of the crop,
s until said liens are sa'i fied, or his as
signs to the remedies given in the Code
ot Civil Prooedure, upon a c'.a'un for
the deli very of personal property
Sec 2. 'Sec 14 Where any contro
versy shall arise between the partie-",
it shall be competent for tin par y
Claiming poessien of tne crop, by vi -tne
of the preceeding section to pro
ceed at once to have the matter deter
mined in the court of a Js'ice ot t e
Peace, if the amount claimed shull be
less man two nunareii dollar?, ana in
the Superior Court of the county where
the property is situate, if the amount
so claimed shall be more iuan two
hundred dollar, and at the time of h
suing the summons or at -any time
thereafter, upon the filling of an affida
vit of the claim an, setting forth the
amounts claimed, and the property up
on which the hen attache:, it shall be
the duty of Justice of the Peace or the
Clerk of the Superior Court, in which
soever Court the snit shall be pen I'n
to Issue an order to the Constat) e or
Sheriff as the case may b, directing
them to take into immediate poises-ion
all of said property, or so much thereof
as snail be n- cessary to satisry the
claimant's demand and costs, and t
sell the ame under the rules and reg
ulations prescribed by law for the sale
ot personal. property nnd r execution
and to hold the proceeds of such
suejecttothe dccisi n of the Court
upon the issue or issues joined between
ibe partie j. That in all casea in the
Superior Court, arising ender th's , Act
the term shall be the trial term.
Bee. 3. "Sec 13 Any tenant, lcf-
see of land, or cropper, aud any person
who shall remove any part of said crop
from such land, without the consen
of the owner of the land, ir lese- cr
party entitle to receive the rent, and
without giving him or his agent five
days notice ef such intended removal
and before satisfying all liens on aaid
crop, shall be guilty of a miademean
Sec 4 The provisions of this act and
of the act to which this act is amenda
tory shall apply to all leases or con
tracts to lease turpentine tre-, and
where such leases or contracts to
lcte are made, the parties thereto
shall le fully subject to the proriiions
and penalties of said act.
r, a. This aet shall take effxt
from and after its ratification.-
Ratified on the 19.h dav ot Anril
m K -
AN ACT TO CALL A CONVEN1IOX
OF THB PEOPLE
WmcBJtas, The Prerent Constitution
I of Norrh Carolina is, in many important
particulars, nnsnited to the wanta nA
condition ot our people; and whereas
1 in the judgment of this General Assem-
bly, a convention of the people is the
only sure, and is besides the most eco
nomical mode of altering or amending
it. and bererlBe th end in vitw utterly
impracticable by legislative enactment
on account of the great number of dis
cordant and conflicting provisions of
the Onrtitu'.ion at it now is, now
Section 1. The General Assembly of
Nrrtb Carolina do enact, (two-ibirds
ol all the members of each House con
curing,) That a Convention of the peo
pie ot North Carolina be, and the aame
i hereby called, to meet in l-e Hail o!
the Iioase of Representatives in the
city of Raleigh, on monday, 6th day
of September, A. D. 1875, for the pur
pose of considering and adopting such
amendments to the Constitution as
thej may deem necessary and ixpedi
ent snbj ct only to the restriction here,
Sic. 2. The said Convention shall con
eist of on hundred and twenty dele
gates, and each county shall be entitled
to the same number of delegates that it
has members of the House of Repre
sentntatives under the present appor
tionment, and the said delegates shall
have the qualifications r quired of
members of the House of Represents-
tivee, of which qualifications the Con
vention shall be the judge.
Bsc. 3. On the 1st Thursday of Au
gust 1875, the sheriffs ot the State ahall I
oDen Dolls for the election of delegates i
to the said Convention from their re
spective countries, and the election
aforesaid, and the reg'stration for the
same, shall be held and conducted; the
officers thereof including registars and
judges of election, appointed; the votes
counted and compared; the result pro
claimed, and certificates issued in the
same manner as is provided by law fur
the election of members of j the House
of Representatives of the General As
sembly! Sec. 4. The said delegates shall be
called to order at 12 o'c'ock on the
day fixed therefor, by the Chief J notice
or one of the Associate Justice of the
, Supreme Court or Secretary of State,
who, if there be not a quorum, hall
adjourn them to the name plare.and from
dajtodsy.until a quorum shall appear;
and on the appearance of h quorum, he
ahall admia:8tefi to each of them- the
followirginp oatl :
You, A . R. do' solemnly swear (or
affirm, ss th delegate elect sba'l choose,)
tha.yMi will f dthtuMy mairt-vn and
fnpport the Cor-eti-ntion of the Uui'ed
S ates and thn sevtral amendments
there to, including the 13t', 14th and
loth amendments ; and that ,v-n will
nei'ln r directly nor mdm-cth evde
or tlis ieg-rd the dnticf e:;jo: ied nor
the rv'srictions imposed rpon the Con
vention by th act of tlie General As
sembly-authorizing your eluctior So
Le'i yon Go !.'
And n dlsrit-s shsllhe prruHted
to -it or b; enti 1 ! t' n wat in said
Convention, t:r act as a delegate thereto,
unMl lie tball hive subscribed the
ve o) or aflumitior; and ss soon
as a rojorry ot the nHeamtes - elect
shall have tbu- apnarid an I ieedn
sworn in. they vhall then proceed to
elec their own presiding officer, and
uch ob t offi-ers and servanus
a th"y. frcm tim-. to time, shall find
n-ccssirv; anH if m Taraney shull occur,
they shall le fil'ed in the sam manner
as they like vacant are filled by
law irCcase of vacancies injthe jGeneral
Asemaly. Said Convention shall
have no power " to eonslder. d bate.
ad"pt or propose any amendment to
the existing Constitution or ordinance
npn the following subjec's:
The Homestead and Personal Pr-p
erty Exemptions, the mechanic's and
laborers lier, and the rich's ot mar-
women, as now secured by law nr, to
alter or amend section 3 or 5, article
V., of said Constitution, nor change
the ratio between the poll and property
tax aa thtrtin established, nor sha'l the
said Convention have power to propose
or adop any amendment or ordinance
vacating any office or term of office
now exisTlnt and fd'ed or held by virt-
n? of any election or appointment un
der the exikt'n Constitution and laws
un'il the same shall be vacated or ex
pired under ix'sting laws; but the said
Convention miy rtcormcn l the ab ol
ishment of any office when the present
term therein. shall expire ot vacancies
occur, ani they may provide for filling
such vacancies, o herw s than as now,
and hmitieg tne terms tbtrcof. Nor
shall said Convention adopt or propose
any pun or amendment or rcheme of
compensation to the owners ol em an
cipated slaves, nor for the payment of
any liability or debt incurred wholly
or in part in aid of the late war between
the State, nor for the restoration f
imprisonment for debt; nor shall they
require or propose any educational or
propei ty qualification for office or vo
ting, nor ahall said Convention pa
any ordinances legislative in tbeir
character, except such as are necessary
so submit the amended Constitution
to the p-ople tor their ratificvioo or
rejectionor to . convene the General
Sec. G The Constitution, as amended
shall be submitted to the peop'e for
ratification or rejection, and shall " not
be (rinding until the same shrll hav
been ratified voters af the State, tod
me convention tlull
I mole wnertbv the sen nf th tv-u
I thereon shall be takeo and recorded.
1 - m-rv mm
Sec. 6. There ahall be printed imme.
I lately ten copies of this act for each
member of the General Assemblr. tnH
hundred copies within thirty d jt it.
ter its ratification lor each board of
county commls ion era, and the use of
the registrars and judges of election in
their respective counties; and this act
hall be in force and take effect from
and alter ltm rHfimf lrn
i8.u.iu,.19U.d.7 a. d.
LINES ONTO IT:
Oh the fre re, the terrible freer, -It
came along and killed all the pease;
It cleaned the pe e the cherry- and
pv; .-- - j
Even the Captain's with all his ca.
The apple crop which is rather (mall,
May "pan u '. m thing late ia th
Eut the etr'y potato, that bcautili.1
Is cut off smooth, e'eir down to the
So alao the "snap" and early toma.
Is withered and wilted as black a?
The lucious strawberry blossomed too
And now won't be ripe until late in
The only thlog that holds up its bead.
Is the pungent ouioo in Its little-bed.
It is my duty to fish her out, I
suppose," said the otd man, "but
Providence might have let her been in
a little longer before I heard her hol
low." The "her. was the old man's
wife, and she bad fallen into the cis
tern, with about six foot of water, and
tbenigttwas daik and rainy. She
had made the old man's. home a bell
with fire rooms and a bisement ki chen
and he could not but think how nar
rowly he had escaped becoming a wid
One door East Corner Blount and
Raleigh, N". O.
Axd Dealer in
ITALIAN & AMERICAN MARBLE.
AH kinds of tylonument", Toml,
Ilesdstones and Garden Statuary .made
to order on reasonah'e terru.
Orders from a . d -stance promptly
fl!le.. Call in prso . or address
JOHN CAYTO. P. O. Cox. No. 303.
sbiiss ..&BH2 AOB1.U
LOUI-BUIiO, N. C.
SASH, BLINDS J ND
MADE to ORDEli, and all mds or
Macbiu' w;rk di at short notice, on
a irASonable t-ims as ls-wher- in the
Sa'-. All grades ot Coffiin, Furnish
ed, with hearse. '
Tongue and Groove floor
ing and ceiling, a f
smith & beach am.
Valuable Flouring, Grist
and Saw Mjlls; for Sale-
The Dvi miU property sitnated on
Sandy Creek in Franklin county is of
fered for sale on reasonable terms.
The Mills sre in good running trdr,
and draw custom from a large tco,m o
country. Connected with the mills i
80 acres "of good Isnd.
App'y to W. h. THORP,
R"cky Mount X. C.
r t Improved Cucnm-
r 1 2) her Wood Pump is
the market, by popular ver
dicv the. best pump tor the
leaat money. Attention is in
vited to Biatchlev'Improved
Bracket, the Drp . Check
Valve, which ran be withdrawn with
out diiturbinff'ibe Joints, and the cop
per chamber whith never cracks, scales
or nuts and will last a life time.
Fur sale by Dealers and the trade gen .
erally. In order to be sure that you
get tJlatcbley's Pump, be carefnl and
see that it has my trade-mark as spore.
If yon do not know where to buy. de .
scripti re circulars, together with the
name and address of the agent nearest
Too, will be promptly f urnubed by ad
dressing with stamp.
Charles E. Blatchley,
50 Commerce Pt,f Philadelphia, Pa.
li. 8. DODSON.
former if the
Tbla mjniifieent HOT IX, iTUr haTiax
bMn thottmchty renovkUd aad refitud. &
now opea for tha aecommedaUM ef gU.
Board, first and aaeond floor. $3 par day.
TLIrd and fonrth floor, t20 per day.
. liberil Ura to pvrmAint BomW
Have your JOB WORK done at the
1 (Courier Office,
Barrow & Pleasants
O D K
for the largest in
Low for, Cash,
m E5a r v e 1 s
before the ad
vance, which we
are selling: at old
Lonlshurj, X. C."
It. J3 jcikg
Ofieis his rroicssional Services ta
he public ia
Ertry department or
Lonhborg at Warretton over
Dents Hotel, Norwood & Davis' Store.
JOS. J. DAVIS.
ATI'I aii COUKsELLOR lWS
I LOUISE IQ, rRJLNXXIN .00. N.C v
Wtn praetle in tb erral Conrta of Oraa
villa FraaUla. Kuh. WimsudVat.
Pronpt attention tid ta tk
ti&a and rBDittaoe of domt,
Jalj 15, 1S7U i
2?. 2?. mrrcsEifS,.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
F&ajrxuaioir, N. C
Will practice in the courts of the 6th
Prompt attention giten to the collect
tionof claims. No 80-tf
C. H.CcolB, -W.H. Sjciccr
COOK & 6PBI?CE
ITTOBHETS AND CODKlELLORi
A.T LAW, '
And SoXtc.itOEB Its.
LOUISBURG II. C.
Will atte. d the Cnvirtsof N' ,Frai k
lin, Oraovillr. Warren,nd Wake O-oo.
tWa. i-Iaa the 8i'prmr ('curt i t Nrtb
Carolina ami the U. S. Cn oit and ii
Cuits. N 7 -tf .
IS. A. R lSi5
vlitlf )tii In L uipliofi. I ht'l
kr p il r.n 1 ai ! a irl t k t
Mn-.Mue m ile l!rttt- ar.d Ha:d .
I emp?oy yty pl 4 x rri rd work
mri 9 iitit I arrvnt all Ibe woik ut n,
Hy rii. ; all kv l . f i -irii ir la mr
lire done u l ort li c mi n vrrf
r asoitihlr t-rn-s. ily S ip i over M..
T. N. CarliV. Star.- .n Min oirrrt.
liT I axlicit the p&trKiLrc ot fie
jx pe ct Fruklit .
Y. B CLIFTON.
At my Gallery over Mr. T. X. Car
HUfs Store co 1-e toned at all tirne
r-nndt pquare and rosti. irm s I a a
also prepare'! to take Gem tvpv. Car t
aon cahioct aixe rbotorapns.
- When you want a god picture t
yourself and family, call at my Gallery.
Y. B. CLIFTON.
SIX REASONS WHY
tou snoctD urtciK a
THE PENS MUTUAL
UFE ' KISURAIIBE COMPAUY.
921 CnESTSUT STREET,
1st. Because It is one of tbt oldet
co c: pan lea in the conn try, and past tis
oay 01 ezpenmeoia.
Zd. Uecause every poller balder Is
n member ot tbe Company, entitled to
all its advantages and privilege, ba-
lug a ngnt to vote at ail tU-ctioot I r
trustees, and tbus has an icsoeoce to
8d Because it has tb largest tccn-
Dulated fotd of any Life Insurance
Company in the fjtaisu
4tn. Uecanse ty economical mas
agemest, it ratio of ripeasca to tnul
income la lax I low tne average o Lrie
Companies,. (Sen OSdal Insoraaoa
5th. B-anse- it baa declared more
dividends 10 cumber, and of a larger
a ret ape percentage, than any Compsay
in tbe United States.
For ex staple: Policy No 16, fr
t3X0, hss been paid to tbe. widow of
a Philadelphia merchant, . upon which
tweoiy-tbree dividends hs1 been de
elaredae.agin City even per cen.
II ad these dirioends been used to pur
chase additions to this p-)l)CT, $5.04S
mote wontd have been realized ruak
ng the policy wurb $11,040.
Cth. Bccaoae it is liberal in its msn
agement, prompt In iu setttlemesU,
safe beyond a contingency, and its rates
are as low as aoy first cfats Company
in the meet rv.
Principal Featnrei. Small expenses,
toiu' security ,larp;e return premium,
prompt payment of iotsc , and liberali
ty to tbe ioured.
W. II. FINCH, Genl, Uansger for
W. D. SPRUILL, Gen'I. Arat,
Trankllnton, If, C.