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GEORGE S. BAKER,
Editor and Pkofkiktor.
All letter addressed : to
Geo. S. Baker,,
FimuY....... May, 28. 875.
A Gjnvpntron cf the Democratic
Contervative Party of the County of
Franklin, is hereby -called to met In
tbe Court House, in the town of Louia
turg, on Saturday, the 5tli day of J une.
1875, for the purpose of nominating
Candidate to lepresent the County
of Franklin in the approaching Con
Let there be a full turnout.
W. H. YAltBOROTGlf,
Chairman Executive Committee.
Tbe above notice has been banded
m since tbe article on Mm subject, in
tbU weeks paper wss in type
John O. Breelcinrltlfye.
It is said that death lores a shining
nark. Rarely does it lay its cole clam
my fingers upon a no. e sparkling and
brilliant man than -when on the 27th
day of this moth John C. Breckin
ridge was called to the reward awaiting
the end of a comparatively short life,
though short as it was, he had attained
an eminence that few men reach in a
life of three decades longer than he
pcnt upon earth. He was born in
the 16th day of January 1821, mak
ing him just e ntering in his 55th year.
Few men enter the national legisla
tive halls, as early in life as John C.
Breckinridge was when be was elevated
to the second office in the nation, and
was the Candidate of a great party for
tbe first office known in the polity of
our national government. On arriv
ing at the age of manhood, he chose the
law as his profession, and soon
after entering upon its practice his
country called for oluntcers to fight
her battles and redress her wrongs upon
the torid plains of Mexico. To this thfc
chivalrio young Ken tuck ian responded
and was a Major in the infantry service
in that war, whrehc achieved for him
eelf a national reputation for gallantry
on the field, and! sagacity in council.
Returning crowned with his richly
earned laurels, he was by a partial,
grateful, admiring and loving public
elevated successively to the Legislature
of his State, tho National . House of
Representatives, the Vice' Presidency
of the United States, and then Senator
from Kentucky, the last of which
duties he assumed simultaneously with
the accession of Mr. Lincoln to the
Presidency and the inauguration of the
'war upon the South by the North.
'Senator Brcckmridgo qualified as a
representative of his State in the United
States Senate. He endeavored by all
the means within his power to stay the
bloody crusade that seemed so inevit
able at that time, but after asing his
ntmost endeavors to avert the calamity,
and when nothing would satisfy the
North but war, he at once resigned his
seat in that body and, in an address
to the people of Kentucky ,( whose idui
he was) said in substance, "I relinguish
aieat in the SeVate of the United
8tatcs for the mu&et of a Southern
aoldier. Patriotic words 1 tly spok n
by one who loved the South and its
people, and who manifested that lave ly
a lour years struggle lor them, on
many of the battle fields of the South.
He was soon after his arrival in the
Southern Confederacy, appointed a
Brigadier General, and was during the
war successively raised to be a Major
General and Secretary of War, which
latter place ho held when the war en
ded. He has been living in retiracy
eince the close of the war and
all of his, counsel since that time
have been for peace and c nciliatioa.
No man has lived in this country who
achieved the eminence reached by
Breckinridge at so young an age as he
was made Vice President of the United
States, And in our opinion few men
of any age or clime, more richly de
served the positions which thus eleva
ted him than did John C. Breckinridge.
Patriotic, Statesman, Soldier, Citi.en,
and above all a CA istmn. Thy work
is done. The day of thy labors and
toils has ended. Thj star tl-o gh
has not gone down behind tho dark and
blackened hills of the West, but has
been absorbed, in and made a pan of
that eternal, and never ending light in
the pure avd Spiritual world whether
all lovers of purity, truth and goodness
are continually gathering,
County Offlccrs Specu
lating In County Orders.
In answer to numerous inquiries, as
to the legality of County Cfficers
speculating in County orders, we this
week publiah the law on the object."
Battles Ravisal page 319,'chapter S2,
aection .138, read aa follows : , If
ny Clerk, Sheriff, Better of . Ceada.
County Treasurer, er oflser County r
State officer shall engage in the pur
chasing of ?any "Qountx o?State claim
at if ess vricethan its fntl and ro
Value, orjat any1 rate of discount there-'
on, or be luterejfted.in any speculation
in such claim V bv sVaJl be guilty of a
roisdemcmor, and subject to irrdict
ment in the Superior Court of the
county in which the offetrce i commit
ted ; and, vn &nvictioti tbreor, uall
le liable to removal from omcc at tha
discretion of theCou.t."
The law on Hits subject is very plain
and severe, it says that, not only the
ufficcf ishall "not speculate in these or
ders himself," but that be shall not be
ii.tere.st4l inaDy speculation?, Jn
other word, he is equal y as guilty if
he ha," an agent, as if be engaged in the
speculation himself. Wc don't know
of any hing , more damaging to the
County credit, than for the officers of
the county, or their agents to buy up
the county paper at a discount, and it
is tbe dnty of every good citizen
in the county, if they kno any official
guilty "i?'of this offence, to re
port him to the Solicitor, and let his
case be reported to thS Grand Jury.
Important to jglierliT.
Below we publish a notice from our
State Treasuier to the Sheriffs of the
various counties of the State.
Raleigh, April 27th, 1875. '
To the Sheriffs of .lie several count ,'c
in North Carolina. , '
I receive information f rem tinic to
time that many persons are traveling
in this State doing business as solicit
ing agents in the interest of houses in
and out of the State: without obtain
ing license from this Dcpartiueut as
required in . "
Sec, 28, Schedule B. of ".In act to
raise revenue." '
The attention of Sheriffs and Tax
Collecters is called to he provisions
of said section, . It will be seen by
reference to it that a material change
has been m-ie in the. former law.
The only exemptions which it now
authorizes are agricultural implements
and fruit trees which are the growth
or manufacture of the house selling
them and seed of all kind intended for
the j improvement of; agriculture.
TLia section in entirely consistent
with the decisions op the Surpreme
Court of the Unitedi States and this
State. It applies tojxesideiits as well
non residents. I call upon all count)'
officers indicated in the section to sec,
as far as practicable, that it is not
evaded in their respective counties.
1), A. Jenkins
We awoke Centennial morn with our
senses overpowered by thettupendous
thought tba, though not one uf. the
s:gnets ot the Declaration of Indc
pendancy, we were at leajt fortunate
enough to take part in its ctltbration,
Imprts ed with the obligatiou we wan
ted to over-haul the wardrobe of our
!ore-fatherj,nnd deck ourselves in Con
tinental style. It was however with a
feeltng ot importance, we gathered
around our Mahogany as representa
tives ot that age, and with gfeat satis
faction partook our breakfast fmm
4china even more than a hundred years
old', a unique relic of the past, one
of more strength than the old Constitu
tionfor it has stood the shock of two
Wars "unbroken," is not even pieced
up. One comparison suggests another.
During the Wars it was buried hatchet
like, with a view to resurrection,
Those of us who did not attend the
Chariotte Centennial felt an irresistible
desire to do something out of the regu
lar line, tor such events are like lottery
prizes,few and, tar between. There is an
other similarity too, anticipation is
often scaled when the realization takes
placiV So with our chin in our hand
we meditated upon the greatness of the
occasion, until we losteur chance for
a Picnic excursion up the river. (How
ever we determined, to proclaim our
iudependance by taking the land route
for the Picnic woods, Several of us
got into a vehicle, a regular accomaw.
dation car, one that expanded hospi
tably to every, mw comer, with plenty
ot room and Ihe , gajest spirits, we
moved off. It was a jolly mdepen
dant patty, even the horse seemed pos
sessed with the tpirit of the Occasion,
and was so very independant, that no
persuasion or enthusiastic encores from
ur party made any. impression pon
him, his course was evidently marked
out, his rime set, and from it be never
swerved 1 ' "': '
Two o'clock found us five or six
miles from town neariog the river
banks, ten-rail fecccs were ciphers
when they crossed our path that day 1
nnenwe struca tne swanrp, we gave
eld Centenn al a lean oa the fence for
his diunet, while we went on f ot in
search of ours. 6nr party aepara'ed
and fiom different points, halloaed
vociferously, with tbe iaaaginary tym,
phony ringing in our ean.
Tell me ye winged winds,
A cr the rivr ye piav.
It there' a chance to fiud
- A dinner bt re to dav. :
Oh I tell me through the trees,
Whisper it eTr so low, , ,
i : We'll hste bttore it leaves '
" y And giie thanks as we gn, ' ' I
But mocking tchos only answered, -.J
i i You're down too-r-low( ? I .l
I, Itanc go t ; ?
So seating -ourselves upon an old log
we pondered over the high living of
our gouty ancestor, and our fortunate
coDteoopoTaries',-who " werj feasting
about a mile higher up tbe nver.-
Once we thought we bad found the
Picnic crowd, as a couple of I rite J
came upon u with much delighV
thinking they had tonod the much
desired prty, when lo ! we both
found to our disomy (to ne Pats
phraseology,) that it wssnaitber one of
us. . So after comparing the leu? h of
our rare, , muddy boots &r. Wfe re"
traced oar horse and, concluded to re
trsce our 8teps if we could, find our
way out of the swamp.
Our friends nad tied their horses
some where in the swamp while they
recQuooitered . We understand that
the unexpected pleasure of finding him,
over-balanced their other disappoint,
ment. Weill there was a novelty in
our trip highly enjoyed by u and if
we fail to celebrate tbe mxtlndepeu
dant Centennial, it j as', won't be our
tault : It woa'tl
What has the Ghakge Done?
From a speech published in one of our
exchanges we make the following
"It has caused business to be con
ducted on a more economical basis, and
consequently has cheapened all goods
bought tor cash. It has brought pro
ducer and consumer nearer together.
It has inaugurated in public senti
ments a revolution in favor of , cash
system. It will take years to complete
it, but that revolution has commenced,
and millions have already been saved
to the people. It has already
begun to elevate farming " as .a
profession, and has drawn farmers
nearer each other socially and for bus
iness purposes. It has giyen an impe
tus to inteligent farming everywhere.
It has sown seed that will ripen into a
rich harvest of prosperity for the" far
mer, and consequently for all classed.
It has inaugurated a reform that will
notecase until virtue and honesty once
more bear sway where ignorance and
corruption hold high carnival. It has
put three millions of farmers to think
ing. Are not those achievements
enough for so short a timet"
AN ACT TO CALL A CONVEN1ION
OF THE PEOPLE OP NORTH
Whersas, The Present Constitution
of Norrh Carolina ii, in many important
particulars, unsuited to the wants and
condition ot ouf people; and whereas,
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
i, and believing th end in view utterly
impracticable by legislative enactment
on account of tbe great number of dis
cordant and conflicting provisions of
the Conttitution at it now is, now
Section 1. The General Assembly of
North Carolina do enact, two-thirds
ot all the members of each House con
curing,) That a Convention of the peo
pie ot North Carolina b1, and the tame
is hereby called, to meet in tbe Hall of
the Hobm 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
they may deem necessary and cxpedi
ent subject only to the restriction here
Sec. 2. The said Convention shall con
eist of one hundred and twenty dele
gates, and each county shall be entitled
to the same number of delegates that it
has members of the Honse of Repre
sentntatives under the present apor
tionment. and the said delegates shall
have the qualifications n quired of
members ot the House of Rep'resenta
tives, of whfch qualifications the Con
vention shall be the judge.
Sec. 3. On the 1st Thursday of An
gust 1875, the sheriffs ot the State shall
open polls for the election of delegates
to the said Convention from their re
spective countries, and tbe election
aforesaid, and the registration fer the
eame, 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 asrs provided by law for
tbe election of members of the House
of Representatives of the General As
sembly. Sec. 4. The said delegates shall be
called to order at 12 o'clock on the
day fixed therefor, by the Chief lurtice
or one of the Associate. Justice of the
Supreme Court or Secretary of State,
who, if there be not a quorum, shall
adjourn them to the same pi ace, and from
dajtc-day.until a quorum ahall appear;
and on the appearance of a quorum, he
shall admlnistea to each of thesa the
"You, A. B do solemnly awear (or
affirm.asthe delegate elect shaU choree),
thst yon will faithfully maintain and
support the Constitution of the United
States and the several 'amendments
there to, including the 18tb, 14th and
15th amendments; and that yon will
neither directly nor indirectly evade
or dis regard the duties enjoined nor
the restictions imposed upon the Con
vention ty the act of the General As
sembly authorizing year election So
belp yon God." -
And no delegates ahall be pra.iited
to sit or be enti led to a seat in said
Convection, or act ss a delegate thereto,
-until he ahall have aubscribeu tho
above oath or affirmation; and as goon
Wftfaajoritj. of the; delegates elect
ahall have thus appeared and beean
won tn, they shall then
elect their own presiding officer, and
such oihr officers and servaaau
as they, from time to, time,- shall - find
necesssn; and it a vacancy sball occur,
they shall Jbe illed ta the same manner
as they like vacancies are filled by
law in case of vacancies in'the 'General
Aasemaly. Said Convention shall
have no power t consider, d bate,
adopt or propose any amendment to
the existing Constitution or ordinance
pon the following ?uljecf :
Tbe Homestead and Personal Prp-.
trj Exemptions, tbe mechanic's and
laborers' lien, and the righ'a ot mar
women, as now 'secured by law nor, to
alter er amend section 3 or 6, article
v., of said Constitution, nor change
the ratio between the poll and property
tax aa therein established, nor shall tbe
said Convection have power to propose
or adopt any amendment or ordinance
vacating any office or term ol office
now existing and flKed or held by virt
ue of any election or appointment un
der the exUt:n Constitution and laws
until the same shall be vacated or ex
pi red under existing laws but the said
Convention may recommend the abol
ishment of any office when tbe preseat
term therein shall expire or vacancies
occur, anu they may provide for filling
sucb vacancies, otherwise than as now,
and limiting toe terms thereof. Nor
shall aaid Convention adopt or propose
any plan or amendment or scheme of
compensation to the owners ol eman-
cipated slaves, nor for the payment of
.any, liability or debt incurred wholly
or in part in aid ot the late war between
tbe Stater, nor for the restoration f
imprisonment for debt; nor shall they
require or propose any educational or
property qualification for office or To
ting, nor shall said Convention pass
any ordinances legislative in tbeir
character, except sach as are necessary
so submit the amended Constitution
to the people tor tbeir . ratification or
rejection, or to convene the General
Sec. 5, The Constitution, as amended
shall be submitsed to the peop'e tor
ratification or rejection, and shall not
be oinding until tbe same, shrll have
been ratified voters of the Statr, and
the Convention shall precriw the
mode wnercby the eene t thr people
thereon shall be takeu a:.d recorded.
Bsc. 6 There slut II he printed im me
diately ten copies of this act tor each
member of the General Assembly, and
hundred copies withia thirty days at,
ter ita ratification tor each board of
county commi-ionrrs. and the uae ot
the registrars and judges of election in
their respective counties; and this act
shall be in force nnd take effect from
and after its ratification.
Ratified the 19th dav of March, A. D.
1875. . ... . ,
LOUISBURQ, N. C. '
SASH, BLINDS JND
MADE to ORDER, and all iknds of
Machine work done at phnrt notice, on
as reasonable trms aa' dwwhertt in the
S'air. All grndes ol Coffiin Furnish
ed, with bearsc.
Tongue and Groove floor
ing and ceiling, a
SMITH & BEACHAH.
One door East Corner Blount
Raleigh, N. C.
And Dealer in
imiiKi A5ERICIN HAEBLE.
All kinds of Monuments, Tombs,
Headstones and Garden Statuary .made
to order on reasonable term.
Orders from a distance' promptly
filled. Call in person, or address
JOHN CAYTON. P. O. Box. No. 803.
Thla majruIfSeent HOTFX, afUr haTinir
been thoroarhrr renoTated ud ritti .
now fcr ecommodaUo of gneaU.
Board, first and aeeond floor. S3 per day.
Ttonrd and fourth floor. S3, 50 per day.
Tibersl terms to permanent Boarders.
PEET & ATKINSON.
Wholesale Dry Goods
; ; No. 45 v
J '&KU 18 ly
. . i
Barrow & Pleasants
are the lagest in
Low for Cash,
F l o u r, bougbt
before the ad-
ranee, which we
are selling at old
h . -
Barrbir & Pleasants'
' - "
COMPLETE THIRTY HORSE POW
ER Portable Steam Saw Mill, used six
month, warranted to lie as perfect as
any new mill. Cost $2,750 cash.
Piice $2,150. Terms eay.
25 HORSE PO WER-FOR-
. . . -
IN FIRST CL1S3 ORDER.
ol various Dom-Powers,
Gum and Leather Belt
ing, Steam Pumps,
CIRCULJlR SAWS, Etc.
XST Send for descriptive Circular.
We mention a few to whom we have
sold second banded Engines :
W. 8. Maixoxr, Franklinton.'N. C.
II. J. Gnncv, Ltxirgton, N. C.
J. A: Bcxtov, Jt 0 Jackson, N. C
Basrow & PLUimTS, Louisbnrg,
T. A. Psic & Co., Stattsville,
V. BnaiwiLT, ttappy Beme
RKUU A HUNTER,
' Richra nd, V-.
ber WimkI PumDis
the eknowli dgtd
h- market,' ty popcUr ver
dl , h ljst pu:np lor ti e
eas raoni j. Attention is ir
vited to Bl&'chlf 'a Improved
Bnckvt, the Dnp Cbk
Va've, which can h withdrawn with
out d? turbfoK li -in, ind thf cr.
pt-r chamber hch nvtr cracks aca'es
or rupt an-1 will lat a life tim.
Pr snleby Dealers and the trad.- g'n
erl y. In order to ie sure th t you
ge: rilatchir-y1 Pump, i f rare nl nd
set- that i h8 niT trane-tPHtk "pVf.
If ja do not know where to buy. le.
crptie circular-, toother wi'u'he
nam- and Mlnre ol tbe airt-nt nerrt
too, wiil he promptly fi.ruihrdby ad
drvkaing with stamp.
Charles E, Blatchlev,
50 Commerce Bt, Philadelphia, Pa.
Having determined to leave the
pleasant little Town of Louisbnrg, I
offer my HOUSE anal LOT for Sale.
This property is sitnated in the Eastva
part of the Town on Tan Street, on an
elevation and verv health v. ther la
1 acres in eald Lot. with a TWO
8TORY DWELLING, 4 Rooms 18 feet
square, 1 Dicing and Coek Broom 18
faet square la the Basement, with an
oQce and other out Honaea on tha
premises, and one ol tha heat wells of
water In tbe State. In 89 feat of tha
House. Also another Lot. three-fonrtha
ot aa acre with a GOOD IIODfiE, on
the oppoai ta tide ot tbe street.
Tins property can be bought chain
for CASH, or on raaaonabLi tin
Poasei sriven anv lime. . '
BT" Apply ta
w. n. FURUAw.
P. 8. Expectlsr 'to Uar. a T
hereby give notice to all persona in-
debted to me aa lite 8njerior Conrt
Clerk of tbe Coooty of rraakiia or
otherwise, to settle with mebv Jn! lt
er tnev mav hare Gait tn r
mean what I aa all mm.. rlltL-
claima against ne, wU present thaa
" m m a ai nrai Amwinrr
tt; n. p.
. J ohn Armstrong,
Ko. 1 Fayetteville Street,
RALEIGH, K, C .
Etoudi Book ZJoxvkcfarer,
Newspaper, XIagsKloca and , Law
Booka of . every description
bound la the very ben
Btyle and at Lowest Price. 4
Jan30 123X . :
- ..... t
: - DAUIBH. II.C : V
k 3B I)
Ofieca his Proieasional Services U
he public in
IXry drpartment or
Loolsburg at : ;Warrtatoi ovr
Dents lintel, f Norwood & DatisEtorr.
JOS. J. DAVIS.
ill-'Tai COUSsELlOE tlA
Win pracUca la Um etvral Courts of Oraa
villa Franilia, Naah, Warraa and WaA.
W. Prompt attention paid to tie ooUae
tioo and tvmittace of mooT.
JabJ 15. IS1U t
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
FxxjrxLiHioir, N. C.
Will practico in' the courts of the 6th
Prompt attention given to the colleo
tion of claims. No 50 tf
C. H. Coale, . H. Sj sneer
COOE & DPDtlODIl
1TI0EHEIS AND COUNiELLORi
And GeltcitQsa ta
; LOUISBURB H. C. .
Will attend the Courts of Nash(Frar.a
lin. Granville. Warren.and WaheCnnn.
t'a. Iao the Supreme C'nrt N H i
t. aroiina and the b. 8. Circuit and Di
Courts. N 7 -tf
I have Jn?t opener! a harness ani
Sdille hp in Lnitburjt, I. shall
keep nljft on baud a god stock .t
Slsrliinr ra'ilf nrnj and Saddles.
I enip'oy p-il anil xn-rienced woik
we , anil I warrnt all the wotk put
hj m ; k'.i kinds i.I rrptiriig im nt
tine dune n abort no-Ice ami on vrrr
r aonab! trrma. . .My Shopi over Mr.
T. N. UarlileN btore ou Main otreet..
jST" I elicit U.e patronage U th i
pi pie ol Frat.klir.
Y. B. CLIFTON.
At my Gallery over Wr. T. N. Car
lilt's Store can h found at all tm,
rnnd, square sod rcst:. fram-s I in
also prepared to take Gem rvpes. Car l
and cabinet site Photograph.
When yon want a g"od pienre ot
yourself and family, call at ray Gallery.
. Very Respectlttlly,
SIX REASONS WHY
vou tHoriD xivfxntc nr
TIIE PENS MUTUAL
life iiispraE trvhm.
921 CnrSTXITT STREET,
lt. Because It Is one of tha oldest
en ec panics la the country, and pact tie
day of experiment.
Id. lecauae every policy hoMcr Is
a member ot tbe Compaav. entitled to
I Tttef and pnvil-rv. hav-
" r,fthl u TOt at Irr
tn,,tee- ,od hB has aa irfisenet im
" M B cn It ha tho largest seen-
tnulatol fotd or any Lite insurance
Ompanv fa the isuia.
. Because j ewtnicai man.
income I far below ih avaraara e4 JJfc
Cnmpanfrt, - (d.a ; OScial Xnsaraaca
S K B -rn It has darad xaora
dividend t i.naber. and of a larger
erepr rterreotaee, than any Company
In TJntted PtaJe.
T r example; Policy Ko 14. for
f50C0haft ln paid to the widow of
pbiUde'pbia merchant, a pon which
twenty-three dividend had been de
rtarlave-airnx frtv aeven per cen.
Had theaedivioerds been nel f pur.
chase additinrt o this policv, $5,041
mma wontd have been rral'ied mak
ag the policy wor.b $11,046.
$b. Rrcaoae it tsliUral ia ita man
aaecrent, prwmpt In its sett tl meats,
site f'eyood a contlrgenry, and Its rafee.
are as lw as any first class Company
Principal Feasor.- Smalt expenses,
abeoin'e security ,larg return premiums,
prompt payment of Iofst, and litxrali
ty to tbe lnurrd.
W. IL FINCn, GenT, Uansctr t
' TT.. D. SPRUTLL, Cea,I. Afeat,
rrankllnton, IT, C.