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Editor akd pBortjiEToa.
All letters addressed to
Geo, fl, Bakkr,
ritiQAY. Mav, 31. 1875.
" " NOTICE !
A Convention of the Democratic
Conservative Party of tbe County of
Franklin, is hereby calleto meet In
the Court House, in the town of Louis
burg, on Saturday, the 5th day of June.
1875, for the purpose of nominating
a Candidate to lenreseut the County
mf Franklin in the approaching Con
Let there be a full turnout.
Chairman Executive Committee.
The above notice 1jw been handed
us since the article on thU subject, in
this eeks paper in tyte .
For an article published in the
Courier, of laat week, headed " tbe
wv thfl monev eroes." we lave been.
threatened with stick, was!, pisUls,
and shot guns,'1 Ac. Nm for the
parties thus tbreatning we have thu
to say thtt we hate uothing to retract,
no modification or sbaRge to uiaka,
no apology to offer for our course
And as to the threats that have been
made, sod the prties making them,
made to feel the terror of the law.
This is the state of things that we want
again U see In exigter.ee among uX
It U tho people who must do ;it. ifWe
believe thatthey- are determined that
it shall be done. 1 hen let them make
a wise selection in a Candidate and the
day is ours. We again urge all pa ts
of the County to come up so that a free
and full intercliange of opinion may
be hal to the end that the strongest
man may be put in the field.
r 116 i Couveiitlon;
The third annual meeting of the
North Carolina Press Association, met
in Wilmington on Tuesday the 11th
inat, TUe Association was called to
order by the President, Maj. J. A-
Euglehard. He stated, that he had
but a few days ago returned from the
Southland bad been unable to make the
preparation for the receptions of the
Association which ho desired,, Ho
remiuded the mouthers of the Priss.
that the? bad heavy and onorous du
ties to perform. The roll was then
called by the Secretary, and it wag
fouud that 28 papers were represcn
ted, on the arrival of the train in the
afternoon this number was largely in
creased. It U not necessary that we
should go into a minute account of all
the resolutions and motion offered by
members of the Association. - as the
proceedings will be published in ptu
phlet form. OuTuesday night. Gov,
Z. B. Vauce delivered his address,
-The Scattered Nations," to a large
and appreciative audianee. The press
having been invited, proceeded in a
when hi . eldest son got of sufficient
age and edacation, he intended to ap
prentice him tu the s.'one cutting 6itf
tteas, H w unlike our former thought
Is all this, To be a Lawyer, a Doc
tor or a Merchant has been the pride
and ambition of the youth of our
section. Who can eatimsta the num
ber of bright geniuses, who have drud
ged along in these vocations without
making their mirks,' wbo might hare
shone In splendor and fortune, if they
bad i0OaVnUjU'JirAtud given
scope and practical expansion to eduoa
tad intelligence, by taking hold of
scientific and Mechanical pursuits.
Let parents and sons ponder what
an independent estate it is to be mas
ter cf a good trade.
we have only to say, that we care not M Q thJ ,ullf where Ma Lad
for their smiles, and we d'mpise their
frnmn. and thrS its. C BTC
for the peeplo of Franklin, and when
ever we can, without doing injustice
Iq tltjt do or say anything that will
idvanee the interckt of her Citizens,
there you may count upon finding the
Courier, dealing its blows right and
left,against every species of fraud and
corruption. The people arc with us,
already our hand has been grasped by
a aumoer of the best citizens of .the
!County,and we have been told togj on
with the ood work, which wc have
beeu arranged for them ou the stage,
in the rear of the speaker. We will
not attempt a (Liscriptiou of this ad
dress. Ou Wednesday morning the
entire Press was put in the bauds of
the niembra of the Chamber of Com
inercend we were formed into line and
3frched down to the river, where
the splendid Ocean Steamer, "The
Raleigh," commanded by Capt. Oliver,
of the Baltimore Steam Ship Company,
which had beeu generously tendered
by the Company to the Chamber for
the occasion. The trip was a moat
The Spelling Feveb has reached
Xorfolk and aflected the boot black
fraterntty. They talked it up on th
door sill next to the Exchange Nation
al Bank, and adjourned to the vacant
lot in the rear ot Santos' huge drug
ttore, A pedagogue was selected who
gave the words, in sonorous voice, ont
of his kinky head, and the "Bee" was
fully organized. Boot, shoe, box,
brush and similar words connected
with their craft were proposed and
Supreme Court or Secretary of State,
wbo, if there be not a quorum, shall
adjourn them to the same placeand from
daytodsy,uatil a quorum shall appear;
and on the appearance) of a quorum, be
shall admlnistea to each of them tlie
"Yon, A, B. da eolemnly swear (or
affirm,aathe delegate elect shall choose),
that you will faithfu'ly maintain and
aupport tbe Constitution of tbe United
States and the several amendments
there te including the 13tt, 14th and
.15th amendments; and that yon will
neither directly nor indirectly evade
or dis tegsrd the dutier es joined nor
the restictions imposed upon the Con
vention Ly the act of tbe General As
sembly authorizing your election, 80
help you Go.l." .
And no delegates shall be permit'ed
to sit or be entitled to a seat in said
Conrection. or act as a delegate thereto,
until he shall have subscribed tbe
above oath or affirmation; and as soon
as a majority of the delegates elect
shall have thus appeared an J beean
sworn in, they shall then proceed to
elect their own preaiding officer, and
such oth.r officers and servannta
as they, from time to time, shall find
necessary; and it a vacancy shall occur,
they shall be filled in the same manner
as they like vacancies are filled by
law in case of racancies in'the (General
Barrow St Pleasants
S T O C &
mastered, but finally the preaiding ge- 4- 8ai1 Convention . shall
ninsgave out Meather." Pae boy hare no oower to eonide- dht
r . 1
adopt or propose any amendment to
begun, and in which the Cou ieu has peasant one, and all aeemed to enjoy
led the innitiative. With these as
surances from the good people of the
County, that we are in the right, what
care we for the frowns and threats of
others? We do not intend to do
- any one injustice, we intend to say
or do nothing, unless we are backed
- up by the records, which are public
property for all who may wish to ex
amine them. And let it hurt who it
Mill, offend who it may, we will not
awcrve from the course we hare mark
ed out, one iota. Wp have put our
hands to the plow, and we will not look
back. Our course is marked out, and
regardless of threats we intend to
pursue It, conscioua that we are right,
and that we will eventually conquer.
Tho lt3' oFtlie Hour.
swill be seen the Democratic party
of this County is called to meet in Con
tention in this town on Saturday the
5th day of June next, for the purpose
of selecting a Caudidate to represent
this County in the Convention to as
semble iu Raleigh in September next.
Jjct the people of the County coufcr
together in every neighborhood, and
compare the strength of the various
gentlemen spoken of for that place,
between now and then. So that when
the Convention meets, an intelligent ex
pression of tho wishes of the people of
the County may be had in the selection
of the man to bear our banners to vic-
it ve v much, o rticulurlv .we noor
- ' . I
Land Lumber, tvho lire not accustom
ed to riding on ?he water, aud to'be
fanned by the fres'u cool sea breeze.
A most sumptious dinner was pre
pared, and all partook of it with a zest.
Tbe officers elect for the ensuing
year, wore: President Col. Juo.
D. Cameron, of the Raleigh flcics.
Vice President Bernard, Wilming
ton Star, Miuix. Newbcrn Times, and
Malone. Asheville Expositor. R T.
Fulghum was elected Secretary and
Treasurer, and Capt. R. A. Shotwell
spelled it 1-e-t-h-L-r; another 1-e-t.h-o-r,
and every posib'e tranpoitwn was
resorted to, bat the right orthography
was never adopted. By thistimo the
patience of the gamins was entirely ex
bausted and tbey became excited at the
4ignance," of "dat fool nigger," tpe
tool nigger then became irate, and as
we came np some of them were, engaged
in hauling him over a barrel, while
others pelted him with a tew Lynnha
ven oyster shells that had s tayed on
of the back premises of Morrisett's
Thus the first spelling bee in Norfolk
broke up in a row, and one ot the
Arabs was heard to remark, Well
now. what'd Fpellinz cood for unless
you's gwine to write r book."
: Norfoll Times.
The next contest lor the Prefcidency
begins already to throw itself into
shape. You never meet a stranger
now that he doesn't ask you the firtt
thing : "Well, sir ; who is going t be
our next candidate for the Presidency?
We, of course, know who that candi
date is going to b, but w would see
such questjouers hanged a dozen times
before we would meution hu name so
far in advance. Courier JournaL
An enterprising young lady, who
lives on Queen street, goes to school,
and stands well in her classes, kepg
tracoa of eight Uve stories in weekly
papers, writes twice a wel; to five
young men, sews for a charitable so
ciety, puts eight childran to bed every
night, goes to market 'every morning,
then fiuda time to ride, play 4oM
Myasra. 'Engihardt Stoue,'Manninv uiatd'' and ''thimble' and practice tor
S. D. Pol, Jr aud C. R, Jouej were a coucert. she's yst sixteeu; and a
elected as the Executive Committee, pretty as the picture of a'rose Nur-
We did not reaiain Thursday uight f'k Tfmea:
to the ball, given iu lienor of the press,
but we Icain that it was a brilliant af
fair. The pleasant memories of the Press
Convention at Wilmington, will-ever
be cherished by us, as one of the
most pleasant occasions of our life
To the citizens of .Wilmington" for
their generou, hospitality and kind
ness to us, we offer our kincere thanks.
The next Convention will be held in
the existing Constitution or ordinance
upon the following subjec's:
Tbe Homestead and Personal PrfK
erty Exemptions, tbe mechanic's and
laborers' lien, and the righ's ot mar
women, as now secured by law nor, to
alter or amend section 3 or 5, article
V., of said Constitution, nor change
the ratio between tbe poll and property
tax as therein established, nor shall tbe
said Convention have power to propose
or adopt any amendment or ordinance
vacating any office or term ot office
now existing and fil ed or held by virt
ue of any election er appoiutment un
der the exUt'n Conslitu'ion and law,
nn'il the same shall be vacated or el
pi red under tx sting lw; bu the said
Convention may rtconuund the abol
ishment ot any office when the present
term therein shall expire or vacancies
occur, anu tbey may provide for fi hn
such Tacanrics, o;herwis than as now,
and limiting tne terms thereof. Hot
shall sold Convention adopt or propoe
any pUn or amendment or rcheme ot
compensation u lue owners 01 eman
cipaTea slaves, nor lor tne payment ot
any liability or debt incurred wholly
or in part in aid ol the late war let ween
the States, nor for the restoration tt
Imprisonment for debt; nor shall they
require or propose any educational or
property qualification for office or vo
ting, nor aliall said Convention pas
any ordinances legislative in their
character, except sich a are necesrT
ho submit the amended Constitution
to the people lor their ratification or
n-j ction, or to convene the General
Skc. 5. The Constitution, as amended
shall be ulmitM to the people lor
r'ifi.ation or r ction, and shall not
bo itinding until the name shrll hav
Uen ratifit-d yot rg of the S?at, and
the Convention i,h-.ll prem-iilM tha
mode wner-Jy the en!e ot the people
themn iall le taken ar d recorded.
. Bkc. 6. There shall le printed imme
diately ten copies of this, act for each
member of the General Assembly, an t
hundred copies witliin thirty dys aN
ter ua ratification tor each board of
county commissioners, and the use of
the registrars and iudges of election in
ineir respective counties; and this act
shall be in lorce and take effect from
and alter its ratification.
Ratified the 19th day ol March, A. D.
are the lagest in
rOMPUCTE THIRTY HORSE POW
ER Portable Steam Saw Mill, used six
months, warranted to l as perfect as
y new milL Coat 13,730 cash.
Pi ice $2,150. Terms eaty.
25 HORSE POWER-PORTABLE
IN FIRST CLAPS ORDER,
of varioua Horae-PoweTa,
Gum and Leather Belt
ing, Steam Pumps,
CIRCULAR SAWS, Etc.
XST S nd for descriptive Circular.
. We mention a few to whom we have
old second handed Engines :
W. 8. Mallort, Franklinton, N. C.
II. J. GHinr, Lexiocton, N. C
J. A. Buxtuw, & C- . J a- kon, N. O
Dahr w & Plasaxts, Loaiourg,
T. A. Pbic A Co., 8tatrsville,
V. 3tI Rica alt, Happy Home
Oflera his ProesWwl Rew
he public in " .
J2rtry dtpartmrwt or
Looltburgat Warren t o T,r
Drnrs Hotel. Norwood & Dvit'gttv-,.
JOS. J. DAVIS.
AIITaii COUEsELLOR it W
' LOUISniTbO, TRANKU'i.CaS.C
Will rrmetiM la the r-raj fVart a
Till Traaklio. Vah. Warrva aad WaV
rvum a HUNTER,
Richmi nd, V '.
Low for (Dash,
FOR THE CO'JRIKR.
Mu. Ki)iTOR:-It is not often I
aubmit my thoughts in tiewspapers,
but having bweu au active supporter of
tory iu the contest about to ensue. I all the beucficial cnttrpitses of your
AVe want a full representation from community for mauy y9ar., 1 trut I
every section of the county in that Con- may be iuUulgcd in a few remarks,
vention. We want such a represents- Some days ago as I waa moving
tion as will surely reflect the sentiments around the town, I was vtruck with
of the people of the County. Should the rapid progress and advancement
the Cdnvenuon make a discreet seleo- of our people, iu beautifying aad
tion, and then the party go to work adorning their homes and enlarging,
with a hearty goed will and dftermina. and expand mg their family comforts
' tioh not to cease, until we should again and busiuess enterprises,
be gloriously victorious, then we have Pleasurable a these evdieuces of
-no fears of the result. To achieve a individual prosperity j were, a still
a victory, however is ro small matter, more gratifying indication of the
it is not mere childs play, but it is the march of mind, was manifested to the
work of resolute, aetive ana vigilant thoughtful, in the fact, that the" intelli-
men, who know the inconveniences and geut young white men of our place,
evil results arrising from a series of are turning their energies and intelli-
years of mirule. and oppression by gence to the acquisition of mechanical
tyrants, and the peculations of thieves trade. Several of the young men we
and viilians who have crept into high saw, with hammer and plane, are edu-
placea iu the jjovernjaeni of our good catej younjj gentlemen, who have oc-
old commonwealth. These men are eupied highly responsible position, as
not content to surrender tamely and clerks and business men, but having
'without an effort, the places which naturally mechanical biaiuaand see-
they have disgraced? and which have ring the door is wide open to mechsni- Pcn Pll Ior tbe election of delegates
LOUIBURO, N. C.
AN AC rTO LL ACON VEN1 ION
OP THE PEOPLE OP NORTH
Whereas, The Present Conetitutioi
of Norrb Carolina is, in man j importa it
particulars, unsaittd to the wants and
condition ot our people; and whetias,
in the judgment of this General Assem
bly, a convention ol the people is the
only sure, and is besides the most eco
nomical mode of altering or amending
it, and believing th end in vitw utterly
impracticable by legislative enactment
on account of ttie great number of dis
cordant and conflicting provisions of
the Conrtitution a& it now is, now
Section 1. The General Assembly of
Ncrtb Carolina do enact, (two-thirds
ol all the members of each House con
curing,) That a Convention of the peo
ple ot North Carolina t. and the same
kta,dM,t.Mt!V! n.uoi SASH, BUNDS AND
tbe House of Representatives in the I x
city of Raleigh, on monday 6th day
of September, . D. 1875, for the pur.
pose of considering and adopting such
amendments to the Constitution as
they may deem necessary and czpedi
ent subject only to tbe restriction here
inafter provided. .
, Sec. 2. The said Convention shall con
tist of one hundred and twenty dele
gates, and each count j shall be entitled
to the same number of delegates that it
has members of tbe Honse of Repre
rentntatives under the present a por
tion men t, and the eaid delegates ah all
hare the qualifications required of
members ot the House of Representa
tives, of wbich qualifications the Con
vention shall be the judgr.
Baa 8. On the 1st Thursday of Au
gust 1875, the sbenfiaot the State shall
PEET 5: ATKINSON.
Wholesale Dry Goods
Valuable Flouring, Crist
and Saw Hills, forSale
Tbe Pavia mill property si'ca'et n
?aod) Creek in Franklin omnty is o!
rerrd f.r ale on rearnabte terms.-
The ills are in good running order,
and draw ruitnra from a Urge c ol
ronntry. Connected with tbe mills is
80 acrws of Kood land.
Apply to W. L. THORP,
Rocky llrunt N. C.
Tmprored Cocnm -ber
Wood Pump Is
the acknowl dged
market, by popular ver
let, the best pump tor the
'eai money. AtUntioo is in
vited to Blatchlev's Improved
Bracket, the Drop Check
Pruiapt atielko paid to taa J!
Hon aiwl mnittaaevof aaoBtj.
wau IS, 154 L. f
T. 2?. mrCHE&le.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
FftAxxuinov, N. C
Will practice ia the courts of the tih
jadiual district. '
Prompt attention giTen to the colW
Uoa of claims. Iio50-t
C H. Ccole, if. H. tswa
COOK & SPEnCEH
aTTORIETl AND COUHjELLOE:
And SoUcttQss ia
LOUISBURG U. C.
Wi'latte-d the Court. fN' ,Frt k
llf. U-an-lIr. Warren.ind W.k-0 on.
ti ta tle 8. prm- ! X tu
ambna ami tbt U. 8. C n oit a..i t r
Cmh-. N 7 -if
H. A. R-N KStt
I b t Jat nprned ltne iri
d lie l..i in !uilU' , I hi'l
kr j iltt n baol a t rk . t
1td-r iiikte Hart'tn- aul HIUI- .
I enip'fy w ami l-r tcel wink
m , ni arrnt all t!i- wk i-ui u,
uy n. ; a 1 kli'tU I r.m g la mf ,
I ni' iltv e n f I oft !! imi Mil ef
aftili r . mis. Aly S i- oi M
T. N. Uarlilt- 6ur- .n M ti;i rC
at" I 'cit tlie pAtnugi- t tho
p t pie Fiaiikl.ii.
Y. B CL FrX
MADE to ORDER, and alW kinds of
Machine work done at short notice, 00
ss reasonable terms aa elsewhere in the
S ate. All grades ef Coffiin, furnish
ed, with hearse.
Tongue and Groove floor Added.
ing and ceiling, a
SMITH & BEACHAH.
Valve, which can be withdrawn with
ont disturbing tbe Joints, and tbe rop
per chamber which never cracks, scales
or rusts and will last a lite time.
For sale by Dealers and the trade gen.
erally. In order to be sure that you
ge: Blatchley's Pnmp, be careful ana
ee that it haa my trade -mark as a pore.
If you do not know where to boy, de-
criptive circulars, together with the
name and addreet of tbe ageat nearest
vou, will be promptly furnished by ad
dressing wila stamp.
Charles E. BLatchley, ;
506 Commerce Bi, Philadelphia, Pa.
BRICK I BRICK. 1 1
We are preparing to commence mak
ing Brick at our Saw MilL Will hare
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND
ready for delivery by the first of June.
Those wanting, will please hand in their
BARK0W & PLEAS ANTS.
SEABOARD k ROANOK
enabled them to fatten and prosper up- cal labor, thoy with commendable grod
on the misfurto nes of a languishing peo- aenie, lure taken the ebb tide tu for-
pie. To achieve success is but to de- tune, and we shall be greatly disap-
scrveit. Let the people know that it pointed, if aareral of them do Lot
will take strong and hard work to ( rise to eruiuece as scientific Mccban-
rescue our tato from the Code of confu
sion that has been forced upon it by
tyrants and thieve. And they will
come manfully up. to the help of their
State, and will command their dele
gates to restore the old North Carolina
system of government under the work
ings of which honesty and fair dealing
ics. But why ahouid all riuh to the
earpeulers trade and the working of
wood? Certainly a clevet Brick Mj
ron might j build up a furtuue in this
place, not only for niaater builde, but
to be enjoyed in due time, by the
Entered Appreutice and Fellow
Crafts. We were gratified recently to
jrwpcred, and rogues and rascals were ; htar a'very intelligent gentleman say
a. . r . . a
10 me aaia invention irom ineir re
epeetire conntriee, and the election
aforesaid, and the registration for the
same, shall he held and conducted; the
officers thereof including registers aad
judges of election, appointed; tbe votes
counted and compared; the result pro.
claimed, aad certificates issued in the'
same manner as is provided by law for
the election of members of the House
of Representativea of the General Assembly.
Sec 4. The said delegates shall be
called to order at 12 o'clock on the
day fixed therefor, by the Chief Justice
or one ?f the Associate Justice of the
i NORFOLK, VA.
ft. 8. DODSOH,
This aaKsifleeat EOTZX, after aarme
been thoroaxhty ranoraUd and refittadu
bow opea for tbe aecomaaodattoat of sueata.
Board, ant and second floor. $3 per day.
Third and fourth floor, tl.50 per day.
liberal Una to perxaaaeaj poardsra
Flo n r, bought
before the ad
vance,' which we
I Oe aa4 after Friday. January 1st 1
ww ..ww I Traiaa wUl lre Wtldoo daily (eeaday
ureseiuns ai oia t -ssrv t
Omcx BAaoia & Boaxokk R B Cew.
ForUBaoeta, Jan lt, US
CUASOS OF BCUOLXr.
Barrow & Pleasants'
Iuialrargj N. C.
Ke. 1. Jreickt iraie dailr it 4i.a
Xo. 3 Frelf as treia at S a. v.
IfaU traie daily at M 7 If r.
No. 1. Freicat trals daUr at 1 900 smm
No. a. rriaai Traie at 4 00 r. a.
Freicut trams kave a peeeenxere Car aU
ttearaera for Edeetos). Ftrmoetk A Laad
fg Elaekvater. sad Cbewaa Ehrers
leaae FraokUe at 140 a, JC on Meodaya,
Wedseedais aad Fridays.
X CL QHIO.
8 ppC Transpor'atlea
At my OallrryoTer Mr. T. X. a-
-iu'a -tiir can t loni'ft t all titnv
r un-', wj' a n I rastl' irra s I ant
piepaie I l take Oem ivpce. Cai-l
an. I mli iet ail I'uoUVr-ph.
Whtn joo rnt a g"0l peorr f
)uurell aud family, cli at iu) Gallery.
SIX REASONS WHY
Ton ihoclx) xairas xa
THE PENX . MUTUAL
LIFE IHSUHAKGE CCMPAHY.
1 - , 1
921 CHESTHUT STREET,
1st. Beeaase it Lj ose of tbe oldest
eoaupaales la the coo a try, aad past ike
day of ex perianal a.
id. becauae rvery policy helper is
a member ot tbe Compear, entitled to
all its adTaatsges and pnvil ge. bar
Ug a right to vote at .all cktttoa l r
trustees, aad thus has aa influence ia
Its maneg meat.
Sd Because tt has the Isffrst accu
mulated faird of aay Lite losnraoce
Coapaay ia tbe Bute.
4th. Because by economical man
agemeat, iia ratio of el pro ere to total
iDTtae l far tieiov tbe averafrc o Life
Cmapaatcs, (See Oficial . Iaaurasce
5'h. ' ltTsmai i ba declaral more
di blende is iBfbef, aad of a larger
average perreuUKe, than any Compeay
ia the Uelted Biater.
example; Policy Ko H. f
$3000, haa beeu paid to tbe KI.w of
aohlladetubia merchaat, u poo which
twcfttytbrre divideod had been de
eUf edare rZ flttf eevea per ceoT.
Qad these divmeads beea need f pr
chase addifwes 10 this pl'iCT, f 5,M
mora woatd have been rralired mk
og tbefolicy eorJi $11,046.
6'b. Br cause it uliUral ia Its man-
aemeot, prompt ia its seittU-aeotf
sale tyood a coatlngenrr, and Its rates
are as low as say LrU-cUas. tea pa 7
i a the country.
PriacipeJ Featare.-RaaJl expeaae.
at agio's security args return premiassa,
prompt payment of losses, aad liberali
ty to the injured.
W. H FINCH, GenT, Uaaager tot
7. D. 8PRUTLL, Oca1:, AjvaN
Fraa kiln ton, N.C.