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GEORGE S; IUKER,
Editor and Phopkietoiu y
All letters addressed to "
pptnAVj . .Xo vem HER. 1 2? 875 .
CoL rFrjan,t saym rchreiigsto
" the railroad1 liistory of North Carolina
that the Wilmington and Weldon Rail
rood was 'tho first undertaking in the
State. Um rt ercd in 1 K.k c OiamCOA
cedln 1B3G, and finished , in 1842;
and was at that time the longest rail
road line under one char'cr in the
world from the Cape Fear to the Roan
oke rivers, 1G2 inils; and continued
to bo the longest until the Emperor of
11 . T ' J 1 I. 1
an iue ivussias. ouiita longer one irom
St. Petersburg to Moscow.
'" " ' Ml Ill'' - Hhv, , '
As yet the pcoplo of Franklin,
know nothing of. how the money be
longing to the County, has been spent
by the Comtnintioncrs, notwitlistand-
ing the law as is very plain as to their
duty.' , . , ;.'
Tho people should not stand still
and see plain Isws disregard ad, by of
ficers who bavo i worn to them exe
cuted. We venture that this is the
only County in the State, which has
not made n exhibit of the receipts
and disbursment, on .account' of the
County. Are our Commissioners
ashamed to let. their, transactions be
known to the people?- -
We hope nor. ''
Tlio Vmiiliiion(K to
Commencing with this week we will
publish in each issuo of the1 Couh'eii,
ono or two of the Amendments to the
Constitution proposed by the late;Coo
vention, with such comments and ex
. planalioos as will make;, them plain, to
our readeis, so that they cau form an
intelligent opinion as to them. Ordi
nance number one, is a follows ; ,
AN; ORDINANCE. TO AMEND AKTK LK
WINK OF T11IC CONSTITUTION,''-1 PRO
VIDING FOB THE THESEIIVATION'
'ANTTTNTEST'Sr E N r bK THE PI'ITliC
s The people of North Cu oh'iri Tr
Conventt07i assem'tted do ordai. That
section four of article nine of the Con
stitution be stricken out, and two new
sections b insetted in said nltiele in
lieu thereof, as fol'ows :
Sec. . Tho proceeds of all lands
that have been Or hcVcjiltcr may be
granted by the United States to tli's
State', and not otherwise appropria-ed
by this State or the "United ?uitcs 1 also,
all moneys, stocks, bond and other
. t , . . a
property now .bclouyng to any Slate
lunmor tne purposes 01 euucauon ; ai-
eo the net proceed of all rales of the
Bwamp Und. lands belonging to the
State, and all other grau.s, gifts or de-
Tisca that have been or hereafter may
bo made to this Stato t and ndt otlu?r
vrise appropriated by tho State or by
the texm of tho grant, gift or devise,
shall bo paid into the State treasury ;
and, together with so much of the or
dinary revenue of the Suite as - may be
by law set apart for that 'purpose, 'shall
bo faithfully appropriated for establish
ingaid maintaining in this State a sys
tem of free public schools, and for no
other uses or purposes whatsoever.
' Sfc, All inbiioys, stocks, bonds
and other property belonging to a coun
ty scnooi lupu , ww, tne', ncc.i proceeas
from the sale of esttays ; also, the clear
proceeds of ull poiaJtic and foi feitures,
and of all fines collected in the several
counties for any breach of the penal
militarv lawa nf th Sli And nil nio...
eys which sliall be paid by persons
an equivalent for exemption, from mili
. j.. t.n t.'ji 2 . if tiii:!L
v vi -T.". "i
in the several counties, and shall
, r 1
iuu maiuiuibiu ui'u I'uune seuuois 111
the several counties of this State : l'rc-
yided, Tluit the nniount collected in
eaeU county shall be annually reported
to the Superintendent bf I lTblic In-
m - - - - -
Read three times and ratified in open
Convention this the 4th day of October,
A. D, 1875."- '
This amendment requires that ' the
moneys collected in1 the several counties
in the Sut-vironi thy sale ofestrays,
the penalties, forfeitures and fines ' col
lected by tho courts, and some other
moneys shall- be paid directly into the
County treasury by the.. collecting of
ficers instead of being sent to tho State
treasury al lialeigh, and then sent back.
again. Tl.ia is a good amendment, . in
that it will do away with much of
useless handling of a large portion of
the educational fund ly both the State
and County Treasurers. It simplifies
the governmental machinery, and in
government as in othci things, thesio;-
pier me maenmery, mo more sauiiuo
turn results from its workings.
"The State shall bosdivided into'12
judicial districts, for each of whtch a
Judge shall be chosen, who shall old
a superior court in each county in said
district at least twice a year, to con
tinue for two weeks, unless the busi
ness should bo sooner dhposed of."
Article 4th Section 12th Constitution
Laf Ok&r th Carolina. - - -
Granville" comity is a large evi.nty
and its court docket are always full
to oci flowing. Tho regular Teim of
saiJ court commences this year under
the lawso' the State on the ISth Uy
of October. Samuel Washington
Watts fiom jatin county, who was
clccLed by the vole of the'ytyorrs".". o
this State to fill the position of .Judge
in tics "'dislv"ct, ought to have opened
the said court on Monday he 18th and
continued1 the couit for two week,
but the facts in ,th.j case arc thf'Si;
Monday be spent the day he e at the
circus, Tuesday he omvsd 'he Grand
Jjry, with extracts from- lVycology.
Phrenology Spiritualism and Demon
ology Wednesday, one S.ate eate w?i
tried a Jury .nine of which were
'nisrser?" and dd not have one half
the inloligcnce of biboois, ' ctuming
a verdict upon wh't-h no judgment
could be granted. Thursday he man
aged to dcc'de that ' Chief Just'ee"
Dick Jones hairmaii'of tho board of
Cwunty Commissioneis ought riot to
charge the count r with mileage -he
never traveled, which Richard hail
done, and on Friday adjourned the
court for the term having done
''absolutely nothing at all, like the
man whose cart 1 ad of turnips rolled
doVn the hill, words cannot express it.
Of course a. special tcrm'will have to
bo held afjain at a cost of thousands t:f
dollars to the poor old county, whose
script is already worthless, , and yet
there are men who claim tohowh te
men who will vote the radical ticket,
or for a bolter which is about trie same
thing, just as though these th'n gs weic
perfectly right; IlSstderson T, ib ..e.
AVe copy from the Raleigh Sentinel
the following synopsis of the 33 pro
posed amendments to the Constitution :
Is. Amendment : That section 4, ot
article 9, be stricken out and two Lew
sections be substituted. The section to
I e stikken out is in regard to lands
given to tlii State by Congress and the
appropnati n ot fine7 penalties,
The sic ion t he substituted givea all
lands and proceeds ot land?, given by
the united btates
to the Mate. r-
..educational purposes ; andnllsarap
lauds, fines &c are to be used tor pur
p09es ot education.'
aoa Amendment strttces out section
17' arV.c,e eubstlt,u,te? a Sll,'n
bureau of agriculture, immigration and
statisticp, and the protection of. theep
, , Amcnt w8 to S(Ction as '
.01 article 1, mat. secret p-mticai son
cietit-s aro dangerous to the liberties ol
a free people and should no, be toler
4th Amends section 10. article 3, by
providing thai the governor, with the
advice of the senate, shall appoint all
offices" who-e appointments ae not
otherwise providid tor. :
5th Abrogates and amends section 15,
16 and 17, ct article 4, and allows the
general asstmbly to allot and distribute
all judicial power among the sevtral
counties except that ot the suprtmt
court, which is fixed by the ctnititu-
tion 1 self.
Ctb Strikes out sections 1 and 2, of
article 13. and forbids calling a conven
tion wit: out fi;si consulting the people
at the poll?.
7th Provides tor submitting- the
amendments to the constitution to the
people, at the 'polls, Tuesday after the
or Is' Monday in Novernber, 1876. Th
"Dndments will be ratified or rejected
as 8th Provides tor pub'i-hing the or
- di nance for the iclorroa ion ot the
9tu Bequireg tbe judge to reside in
be the district for "w lich he is elected, and
foi bids ' his holding court ins the
I same county more than once in four
10th Reduces the number of judges
from 12 to 9. ; and authorize the legis
ture to iocreasj or diminish the num
11th Provides lor the'asserabling of
the legislature in January 'instead of
12th flits civil right oa the head by
forbiddiBc white " ud" black children
going to the same school, and provid
ing that no discrimination shall be
made to the prejudice of either race.
13th Fixes the pay ot members of
the general assembly at $4 a day ai?
10 cents mileage, and limits the session
to 60 days.' If the session is prolong d
beyond 60 days, members receive no
Pa?- ' , ' , ';.;'.-: f
14th Provides that the term of office
for senators and members of the legis
Iature sha'l begin at the time of thtir
15th, That section 29, ol article 2, is
amended to allow the general assembly
to cnaoge the time ot holding elections
the for the 'general assemblr.
lGih Strikes from the constitution
section 4t of article 2, which is the old
republican gerrymander of the stntto
rial districts iu 18G8.
17tb Beduco tLe number cf supreme
iudcesfrom rive to thiet-- asour umtrs
1 3th Declares the judiciil power
shall be vs ed in a c -uit lor tue trial
of impeaebments a supreme court, ctl-
jptriotcourtif. euUrts ot justice ot the
ptac, awttocii others iuuri(r w tue
kuprem.: couit us may be established by
10th Establishes the supreme court
in Il&ieiU, until o herwise provided
fcr by the general as.embli. .
20in Strikes tcction 8, artide2, from
the cocitution. , Tais secti ax was the
old rf publican, gerrymander. at, the
house of rei)resentativc9, and the peo-
, pie win d ihut itjftr '
21st Ftirbids vacaurg, any ofiice or
term of office now txisiing under the
22ad Provides for the election ol
judges t the fcureme court and tu
liur cui"f, by general ticket, or vote t
-all' the ptrupb: but allows ihe general
assembly to change the mode ot elec
ting superior court judges from gener
al ticket to district election?.
23d K quires 12 months' residence in
the State, and 9J days in the county,
before a man chd vote, and exe'udia
felons 'and ex-peAitentiary convicts
from holding ffice or voting un'il n
stored to citiz;uliip by due process
t law. Threwas .two . 'dayt' deba e
o'i this ordinancf-, Messrp. Biiring-r,
Pockeryr Alberts'-n aud Buxton, wi-h
all the negro delegates speakiug against
it and declaring it was aimed at tht
.2itb Provide for. the removal by th
legislature of any judge ot tiie superior
court, for mental1 or physical disability.
It also provides for the removal of
clerks of the supreme at-d superior
couns by the judges of the courts fr
the 8 me reason. Appeal in case
removal is allowed as in other uasea o
suits. , ! .
25th Provides that article 7
constitution be amended by
that the Gtnnral A ssembly shall hav
power to modity, change or abrogate
any and all ol the provisions of the ar
tide, and substitute others in their
place, except sections 7, 9 and 13.
This allows the legislature to'appoin;
magistrates as under the old constitu
tion. . 26th Givesjurisdiction to justices o
the peace ovrr evil actions lounded o
contract, when the sum d es u-t ex
ceed 200; and allows the justice t
cull in a i r ot tix men in ccitai . r.i-
29 nuthorizs the ' emplnymt nt ot
con v.c s tin pn'Ji c works ami high
ways. 28tt A'U the loll wi'g new stcti'-n
to artiele 4: ".'' o ease ti.e ge er 1 as-
s- mbly shad tatubtith otl.tr lnlerinr
court -. 'the pr -s-iilirg officers and cleik
therfut s lab le e ecu ! iu ucli m .iiue
Hi the.nfrneial assembly nmj prtbi.nbe.'
20th F.ibids luarriage be e. n wlu
and black aud all persons ol uegin de
scent to th third geiieratior.
SO.h .d U to nrticle 1, t-ejti m 2:
''Nothing herein containeJ shall m
fyxhe practice nt carrying oneoul;
weapons or prevent the l-t:is!Mire
fr-'Uieiiacti g penai statulc uaiuoi
said practic .' .
31 Abo ihes section 1, of article 4,
and provides for fining ail vacaticiej 1
offices provided tor by this ariic 1 by
the governor not oil erwiae prov.de
lor. ,; ' -, '
32 Provides for paying officers and
members ot the conveutiou,
33 Oivis 1 ovtr to the suprem
court to try ' itSdes Sinn questioi.s ot
fact as unltr the old constmitior.
S. A. Stevens & O o. .
Furniture, Carpetings &
Corner Mais and G rami y Sts.,
The largest : Stock cf tho abov
toods iu Virginia.
All s'c oda guaranteed to be sold as
low as in any Northern City, as our
business lacilitita are unsurpassed.
Our goods are all mauutactured to
order and. we ask a visit or an ordtr
Irom thosa desiring gtKds in our line
to convince them of the advantage ob
tained in dealing nearer home.
Having . been i established twelve
years end having sold largely in the
vicinity of Franklin County, all can
rehr to the public generally, "
. Ve aie Agepts and keep on hand a
large assortment cf Pianos and Parlor
Organs at Manufacture price9,
Fend tor Circular.' :
Sep. 1 ly ' r
The Death Bed orAndrew
A MAGNIFICENT Engraving, just
published, oc heavy p!ae paper, 14 19
aches in size; It 'toachingly portrays
the lat. moments ot iie great states
ir an, with, family; friends and pbysU
tuns grouped sorrowinlfy around him.
a gtm oi art, beautiful in design,
Hiid artistic , in extcntico, and should
iiang in every home and cottage in the
land. Agents wanted everywhere at
once to U this and other popular pic
ture. Large Pay. rQ roonty required
niitil pictures are' sold. One copy of
the fine engraving Deathbed cl An
drew Jo husou,', with terms and in
strncuons to Agents, will be sent by
mail on a roller, and post paid on re
ceipt of K0ceutfl, or .two c-piea for 50
cents. No terms sent unle&a sample
copy Is ordered. Address the Publih-er.-,
' : ' '
- SOUTLERN PICTURE CO ,
- . ' Nashvi!lt,Tenn
fSEABOARD & ROANOK
: 'i. RAILROAD COMPANY. -
Office 6eaboasd 3l BoanoeeU R Co.. )
rorUmoutU, Jan let, 18.5 (
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
On an t aftr FfiJy. Jaumrv 1st 1875
Train wd; leave WrlU iu ttiay (SutitfAy tx
Mail trjiu dailv h, ......... ,...4. X x.. 1
"Ko." l.""Ffr?glii" tiu d ail y at 4 a. m.
No. 2 Freight train t 3 a. m.
Mail train daily at........1..... 715 r x
o. 1. Kreigh trkiu dalr at 1 2 oc 00011.
'o.2. rr.iaiit Train at
4 CO r. jc.
Freight tiau.8 have a paaaenaera Car at-
t teamer for Edetitw. T b month & land-
h gs . 011 RUcka'L-r. and Ct.owan ltivers
leaae JrracKUn at 740 A
Wedn&dCa aud Fridays.
H. on Mondays,
E G .GOIO.
Raleigh & Gaston R. R
Supekintkndet'sffice, , )
Raleigh, Si. C, June lith, '72. J
On and after Monday June 17tht
1872, trains oh the Ualeigh & Gaston
iiailroad, will run daily (Sunday ex
cepted) us follows:
Leaves Ualeigh 10.00 a. in.
Arrives at Weldou 2.30 p. 111.
Leaves WclUon y.15 u. in.
Arrives at Kaleigh 3.0. p.m.
Leaves IJuliegh ..,
Arrives at Weldou"; .' . . .
Leaves Weldou. . j
Arrives at lialeigh ....
Miil ra.a maKis clis-
. . 8.00 p. ni.
. . G.20 h. 111.
. , K.lo a. in
, . 8.00 p. in
Weldoi; wuh the seaboard 6c 11 unoke
Hailroad aud B y Libe bitamcra via.
Baltimore, to and lium ad pointy,
North, Wet and North a tat tml w ith
the Petersburg Itadioad via Petersburg.
Itiuhinond and Washing. n City, to
and Irin all poiula .North and JS.uih-
I west. ,
Aud at haleigh wuh ih J rth Uur
oliitu Kilr"!ni i ui d iii in in i puin .
txju h iiinl S. utii.Wv.-t. iud wi:h Hit
ltalt.h & Auu.-u Air L ire to II. ly
wood and Fwyttttvule.
cui uiiim it i u hum Fre'uht train-
conuici al we.uo 1 i'.h Auiiinmi) ih
110 auil rri-i-ihi. truin on b;i;trd A:
Hoauuke Ka:ir ad ttnd l'tttrabutu
Aiul al lt:d. igh wi h At C)Hiiiio la
lion and IVcig u' irAiu-i on i.rth Car.'
ina U ti r.at
, I't r? ns lii g a o;ig the hue of tlu
10 ul icuii v;8ti Kaleigh iu the m rni.i
y Accoii 111 nmtiou train, and runa i
Sc.c al Louro aud return the a;ut ti
J. C. WINDER,
Gk n'l Mip",
fcCIlr-DULE OF IHE PE'l'Llt
LUKG .'RAILROAD COMPANY.
TT7 1- r.
Moii i rui H o.iju a. m.
Jliitl li aiu 4. 15 p. oi.
Arrive at Pktkksiivrg.
Exp resa. . . . .
; ".Vi ail....'.. ..
1 2.10 a. m
. : 8. 05 p- m
Alan 0.1 a. m.
Express 3.17 p.m.
Arrive at Weldon.
aiau..., y su a. m
Exprts j 7.00 p. m
Leave Petersburg. . ...... 9.00 p. m.
Leave Weldon 8.30 p. m.
Arrive at vvution o.oo a. m.
Arrive at Petersburg.... 4.00 a. m.
Leave Petersburg.... ... G:25 a. m.
Leave Gaston. .......... . 1.15 p.m.
strive at uaston l'j.au p. m.
Arrive at Petersburg 7.00 p. m.
i leiehts for Gaston Branch will be
rtceived at the Petersburg depot only
The depot will be closed at 4:00 p.m.
N,o goods will received alter that hour.
, . J, C. fePRIGG,
Ungineer and General Manager.
J olm Armstrong,
No. 1 Fayetteville 8tree (
RALEIGH, N, C. V
Blqnk Book Mauufucturer,
Newspaper, Magazines and Law
Books of every description
" ' bound In the very best
Style and at Lowest Prce.
I hereby give notice that all persons
are iormaaeo to tnspas on my land,
adjoining the land ot Dr. B. It. Pr.l
and others in Fracklin Countv, either
"J UJ r y nignt, or with axe or
gun, unaer the penality of the law.
Sep 10th 3-m.
t . ...
. t -.. . . .
J OB O
W e are prepared to
do all kinds of JO
Send in your
will guarantee to give you satisfaction,
Orders and we
A Penny SaiEJ ju Penny Earnsd
310,000 GIVEN AWAY.
We will send the Cockiib nsral price
$2.00 and the I.oisvilU Wtek!y ,
nscil pnee ?2.00, os'ge pnpol on
both pspers, for i ne 3car, lor J75.
The wetkly Ocncr-Journal is the
NATIONAL FAMILY NE A SPA TEH.
. ItwiIlvoa'Drcrmber 31',1S75,
'rihute impartially 310 000 in Tt!utl e
pr.s-nt amorjt i; utribr?, m.i
ry iub-cnptioti w:nt thiouzh n wi.l
emit), d to r(git rtd aud cumber
ff." thi distribution.
53.73 Aid set NMh ii
AND 6000 SALESMEN
Are "Cotxixa M'SKtn with the famous
The Fr ccb edition of which sell f r
$IC5, and tie London dituu
f2lK. Oui P. pular ciitifn t,$3.u), '
c'ntioii g ovtr Oi:e Hundred lull pj,e
quarto plates, is the cl etpt.it and nint
eKkjant pub icat on IsAmeiira, ano the
liJisT TO SELL. Ctitica vlr with
acb c tuer in praising, i and the nivt-i-s
Agents in Cbarlctton, S. C, iiports
97 order; one in Mil ety bix, tJ. C,
UH; one in V., 247; anothtr in ilea.
ph-, 2h0 rder. , taken in trbee work.
FULL PARTlCTLAliSFRLE. Ad
J. B. FORD A CO., Publisher,
27 P-k Place, New Y. rk.
J havejecctitly got , "a CONDXNEH,
anvl ndUdtoraT new Biowo Gin, ard
am tiaw pn pared for gin cotton t xactly
like it n?ht to be. .
The CONDENSER bol a th co!tn0
atxl t kes 1 ut all thr t and dirt and
ri-y inproe ihe lr , mkirgit
i in a better prict .
I tiiiJ that the coil n ill's ean hi
a gnat man) mti :n it, -'.d -i oure
..nt- aii'i makaS go hI turuout as Ust
e r, but I will
to get all hfl lint olT lh ed. Have
bit 11 making thus tai Iron. 33 1 1 31 .l-s. .
All Cotton Insui id.
Cousnlt jour own i; tint aud I r ug
v ur oiu n 10 in v g:n.
-1L P. ILIFFOa,
Will l.uy s j-tl coyon at .tl e li'gl..
maikit'i t'V fal-i ial- . ;. 1 tK.
.f j.xnU 0 llnlltl a Git A O'i I'KHM
and Gkanol Tmim, Hi i
CASH OR AO eo
V. V. LlFfOV
(Qhina, (Glass, &
Full sortrr.ent it Crockery an I
GWtft wif, u liulc tor lunclant
tr nlr. Alao fine C" in'.a and O Use ware.
Silver platid waic and llc.u -ke prg
goods, and faocj artichs. F-r n U i
L. A. MARIlU- Y,
45, Sjcau.orr tt.
WHOLK.SALE PE.LKK IX
HATS: AND CAPS,
34 Hanoier Street.
E AGL Er HOTEL
Louisburg, N. C.
Ihw pretit proprl-tsr lias leael
the Jiale Hotel, jfonuerly occupied
by lames Debt) fo'a irriiberof year.
He Is prepared to actonmiolat;
regular and traunlent boarders, ha
nice roomi; we'l furuUhtd. And fitted
up in the best style.; V. ha also large
and convenient rooms foe Salesmen t
display their samples. Tlie tajle !
dally supplied with the best the uii -ket
aJTords.. Uc wills; are no pain
in, making his boarders comfortable,
and hope he will recelre aliberl
patrouage from the public
Jan. fcih 1875.
Valuable Towrf Properly
1 for sale!!
, I laTfior tale in .the Town of Frank
lintoo, a. splendid dwelling houae, it
ha six large rooms all neatly painud a
good office and all rtecersary out houses
and good well of water in the yard.
The lot contaios about two acres of
land and is sitoated in. the business
prt of the town r.tar the Itail Road,
and is well located for iusintss bonnes.
Foi farther inforrnttion spply to,
MBS. M. A L. MORTON
Kinston N. C.
Sept. a Z m.