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Hi Tl e symptoms: of Liver
, feomplaiitt are uneaMnens
OS 101110173' nnd pain., in th side.
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mmmmmmm the shoulder, and is mis
ukfti'lor rhienmatiKm, the stomach isjatiected
with Ins of appetite and sickness, 111 in
general 'costive, sometimes alternating with lax.
with pain, and djtill, hea
vy sensation, ciitisidera.
Ible' loss! W m,-nior-r hn.
j t eoinpanieu witn paintul
HCIIi-.lUOII Ot hnVlll" I fit lllliJ(illf Knmptliiricr ii.-l.ir.li
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ought to hare been done.. Often cuni plaining of
weakness debility, and low spirits. Sometimes
many of the ibove symptoms aUendJhe
ami at other times veiv f. w nfil. m
liver i, generally the organ ruost involved.
cure me .Mver wmi
a preparation roots and herbs,! warranted to be
strictly vegetable, and, can do hoinjuryjto any
one. It ha been, used by huudreilK, ami known
for the laMt 40' years a one of the most Reliable,
cflic.i ioim and, barainlesf prejtiration ver of
fered to" l he WilHring.' If taken reiruluHv and
ivrKiMtentlv, it iH sure to cure ! I
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choJj, or depfeion of spirits, eartburil), colic,
or j.ains in the bowels, pain in the Iks-k , fever
gd a-ue, diopny, boiln, pain in! the back, Sec.
Prepared only by J. II. ZKI I.I N A CO.,
4 IruggistLi, Macoik (Ja.
Trice, $1; by mail SJW. f ,
For Male by. i; F. K LUTTZ A CO.,
feb 21 ly i Salinbury, Jf. C:
NOIiTir CAKOLIXA, )
In the Superior
JOWAK t'OfSTY. S Court.
, mAm Miller, Administrator aA
J- W . ftlcNeely and
i gain it.
Win, It. McXely
f and AcMiith Mc-
Nely, nlia's Ac
nith (orrilier. "
tioir to sell lind -for
' la this eas it sppeanne to the saiisfac
ton t h Outrt that Wijn. . McNVIy and
Acenitn .Me.Neely, alias. Acnith Cotriher.
re ntnti-re!i.Jents of "the State of jNorth
.Carolina Jt lis therefore ordered that Uhli
ratiou ba made in the Carolina Watchman,
newspaper published in Salisbury, k. C.
for nx weeks' successively, reijuirind said
d'-fendants U appear at the office lf the
Clerk ,,f the Superior Court f.,r the cl.unty
of Kovvau atHhe Court House in Salisbury,
on r riday th I st day of December nexC and
anwr the complaint ..f ti.e plaiutiffs. lr the
case " ilVbft ljieanl ex part.
WitneM A, Juds.Mi Mason Crk if the
Snpr.or Court vf Ml(i ft,nuty at ffiL in
bury. thd IGth dn, oftobtr, 1 D.
A. JUDSOM MASfv
C'rf f liouan Superior Couft
J'A..Jisei, Conrad Ilise. Alary I
nyijius Fiticinnon and wife Mai
nenry ChMter aad wife Caery
and Mary; tiinis, infants under the age nf
t.went-on years, by U.eir Guardian. XM
VfJ11. James HiW. Millr Ahn
, jiise, vniatixjUMider the age of twenty-
,rara ov ineir UturJian ad I it urn J.
Conly. V" . .
In this case it is ordered that publicat
e made in lh , rt a n 1
nwsnanf AoK?rKl,.l r ... . r c -!
bury.for six ek4. Notifying Marvil Hisk
un-re8ideru defeitdafit, that h api.ear at
the Superb grtart tTlerk's office in Leunir,
'-Hldwell cdvityi wjthin that tiuv-aud answer
complaint f tlm PlaiiiJiff,,or iudg.nent
wii be taken pro ' Confesso as fu him.
? LoUrt at oftrcj in Lenoir, this 14th daV
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AS A NEWSPAPER,
is a candidate for public favor. Its
circulation is good,
and its standing
and patronage improving. It is one
of tlie best advertising
t he State, and "offers!
its facilities on as
terms as any.
LAND FOR SALE !
Acout lOa Acres,
Seven miles from SaliKbtjry, on the-Wilkesboro
Koad, ndjoining JJenj. Howard, Jos. Mingus and
othert; part pf it Secon4 Creek Bottom.
Term., one-fourth caslj, balance one, two and
three years credit. ' i
iuijuiie ui iiiu. iuuier, wuo uvea on ine i
premisce, or df R.3arririger, Agent, Charlott
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PLAIN I FAKCY
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Vfe publish those portions of the Pres
ident's Message of general interest to our
read ers, leaving out only such parts as
refi-r to tli routine cf the Departments:
To the Senate and
jj House of Representativs
lit addressing my third annual mes-
sag'! to the law making branch of the
government, it b gratifyiug to be able to
stae that duripg past year success
ha generally attended the effort to exe
cutii al laws found upon the statute books.
Th policy has been not to inquire into
the jWisdoia bflhe laws already enacted,
hotj to learn their spirit and iutent, and
to enforce them accordingly. x
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STATE OF THE COUNTRY.
Tjhe past year has, under a wise Prov
idence, been one of general prosperity to
the nation.1 It has, however been attended
wfthj more than usual chastisements in
loss jot life.and property by storm and fire.
I hesje. disasters have served to call forth
the beet elements of human nature in our
country and tojtevelop a frit ndship for
us oh the 'part of foreign nations which
goesjfar towards alleviating the distress
es occasioned by these calamities.
Phe benevolent who have so generous
ly sljjared Ueir means with the victims of
thesq misfortunes will reap their reward
jn the consciousness of having performed
a iKble act and in receiving the grateful
thanks of men, women and children whose
sufferings they have relieved.
The relation? of the United States with
foreign powers continue to be friendly.
The j year has been an eventful one in
witneejdug ; two great nations, speaking
one pangqago and having one lineage,
settling b peaeeful arbitration disputes
oflo stahding, and liable at any time
to biug those nations into bloody and
Atj exaniple has thus been set which,
if succesajftil in its final isgue, may
be tollov ed by other civilised nations, and
finally be the means of returning to pro
ductile iudubtry millions of men now
niainained to settle disputes of nations
by the baj'OHet and the broadside. I
transfer heiewith s copy of treaty alluded
to, wjiich has been concluded since the
adjournment of Congress with her lirit
annic majesty, and u copy of the proto
cols df the conferences of the commission
ers bj' Whom it was negotiated.
THE 'WASHINGTON TREATY.
The treaty provides methods for ad- abstaining from interference in affair of
justing the questions pending between the ! other power?, uaturally desire to see eve
two nations. Various questions are to be r5' country in the undisturbed enjoyment
adjtisfed by arbitration. I recommend ' of peace, liberty and the blessings of free
Congjvss at an early day to make the institutions. Our naval commanders in
necessary provision for the tribunal at Cuban v,raters have been instructed, in
Geneva, apd for the several commissions case it should become necessary, to spare
on th part of the United States called for n fffort to protect the lives of bona tide
by the treaty. j American citizens, and to maintain the
His; mnjesty, the King of Italy, the ; dignity of the flag. It is hoptd that all
President of the Swiss Confederation, and pending questions with Spain, growing
His Majesty, the Emperor of Brazil, have "l of the affairs in Cuba may be adjusted
each jconscnted, on the joint request of ; 'i the spirit of peace and conciliation
the to powers, to name ah arbitrator for : which has hitherto guided the two powers
ine iriounai at ijeneva. 1 have caused
uiy uianKs to oe suitaDly expressed for
the readiness with which the joint reouest
i...., ii i- j . . r, .
uT t.u u...u wuu oy me appoint-
ment f gentlemen of eminence and earn-
ing to these important positions. I
Hi. f,J...v ti,- v T n
... 1Tl.hm?TI.i Gr'rn
request of the two governments, and has
consented to act as :he arbitrator of the
disputfd water boundary between the U.
Statesjand Great Britain" The contract
ing paiies in the treaty have undertaken
to regard as between themselves certain
principles of public law for which the U.
States j Ijave contended from the com
mencement of their history. They have
also agreed to bring these principles to
the knowledge of the other maritime pow
ers ands to invite them to accede to them.
Negotiations are going on as to the
form of :tM note by which the invitation
is to be -extended t the other powers. I
recommend the legislation necessary on
the partpf the U S. to bring into opera ii. n
the artiele of the treaty relating to the
fisheries! and to the other matters touch
ing the relations of the United States
towards ihe British North American pos
il ! -i . v 3 r '
sessions, to become operative so soon as
proper legislation shall be had on the :
part of Great Britain and its possessions,
It is mncli (o, be desired that this le-
gislation may become operative before
the fishermen of the United States begin ;
to make tbeir arrangements for the com
ing season. , """
I have fljddrcSsed a communication of
. . i 1 11 . . . . ...
winch a copy is transmitted herewith to
the Governors of N York, Pennsylvania.
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and
Wisconsmirurging upon the government
of those States respectively the necessary
action on .'their part to carry into effect the
object of tle treaty which Contemplates
the use of )ie canals, on either side, con
nected with the navigation of the lakes
and livers forming the boundary on terms
of equality' by the inhabitants of both
countries; ;It is hoped that the impor
tance of the object and the benefits to flow
therefroni will secure the speedy approval
and legislative sanction of the States
concerned. I renew the recommendation
for aii appropriation for determining the
true position of the 49th parallel of lati
tude where it forms the boundary between
the Uuited States and the British North
American possessions between the Lake
of the Woids and the summit of the
Kocky" Mountains. The early action of
Congress on this recommendation would
put it iu the power of the War Depart
ment to place a force in the field during
SALISBURY, N. C, DECEMBER 15, 1871.
! The resumption of diplomatic relations
between Fiance and Germany have, ena
bled me to give directions for the with
drawal of the protection extended to Ger
mans in France by the diplomatic and
consular representatives ot the United
States in that country. It ia just to add
that the delicate duty of this protection
has been performed by the minister and
the various consuls in France, under the
supervision of the latter, with great kind
ness, as well as wjth prudence and tact.
Their curse has received the commenda
tion of the German! government, and has
wounded no suscepibility of the French,
The government ot the Emperor of Ger
many continues to manifest a friendly
feeling towards the United States, and
a desire to harmonize with the moderate
and just policy which this government
maintains in its relations jith Asiatic
powers, as well as wiih theSouth Ameri
can republics. I have given assurance
that the friendly feeling ot that govern
ment are fully shared by the U. States.
The ratifications of the consular and na
turalization conventions with the Austro
Hungarian Empire have been exchanged.
UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA.
The intimate friendly relations which
have so long existed between the United
Mates and Russia continue undisturbed
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.. . ,,1C iuiiu sou oi me Ejiuncror
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i a prooi mat mere is no desire on the
part ot ins government to diminish the.
I cordiality of these relations. The boa-
pitable reception which has been given to
the Grand JJuke is a proof that on our
side that we share the wishes of that eov
eminent. The inexcuiable course of the
Ilitfsian minister at Washington rendered
it nece-sary to ask his recall, and to de
cline longer to receive that functionary as
. uijjiuiuauu irurvBeniauve. It was in-
pos?ibIe with self respect or with a just
regaru to me aignity ot the country, to per
mit M. Catacazy to continue to bold in
tercourse with' this government afier his
personal abuse of government officials,
and during his persistent intertervnee
through various means with the relations
liuiu'cnn tlo IT. .;...! t; . . . - j i
" ij"':u kjiuirs ana oilier
powers. In accordance wiih my wishes
mis government has been relieved of fur
ther intercourse with M. Catacazy, and
the management of the affairs of the im
perial legation has passed into the hands
of a gentleman entirely unobjectionable
CONDITION OF CUBA.
It is to be regretted that the disturbed
condition of the Island of Cuba continues
to be a source of annoyance and anxiety.
The existence of a protracted struggle in
such close proximity to our own teriitory,
without apparent prospect of ph early
termination, cannot be other than an ob
ject of concern to a neonle who. whiU
n iheir treatment of such questions.
The national debt has been reduced to
tl)e teXlent o( SSG.tJ57,12G 80 durine the
v.lr a i KJ ,1. . . r i
, V Uf ,al'on of "V0""1
bonds at a lower rate oi interest the inter-
- o,i,e public drb, .. w i..
diminished that now the sum to be ranoH
for the interest account is nearly $70,000,
000 less than) on the 1st of March, 1SG0.
It was highly desirable that this rapid
d:minution should take place, both to
strengthen the credit of the country and
to convince its citizens of their entire
ability to nuet every dollar of liability
without bankrupting them. But, in vi.-w
of the accomplishment, of these desirable
ends, of the rapid development of the
resources of the country, its increasing
ability to meet larje demands, and the
amount already pail.it is not desirable
thai the present resources of the country
should continue to be taxed in order to
continue this lapid payment I therefore
recommend a modification of both the
tariff and internal tax laws.
Reduction of Taxes.
I recommend that all taxes from inter
nal sources be abolished, except those
collected from spirituous, vinous and mak
liquors, tobacco in its various forms, and
In readjusting the tariff I surest that
a careful estimaie be made of the amount
of surplus vrevenuc collected under the
present laws, alter providing t r the cur
rent-expenses of the government, the
interest aecouni and sinking fund, and
that this surplus be reduced in such a
manner as to afford the greatest relief to
the gieatest number. There are many
articles not produced at home, but which
enter largely into general consumption
through articles which are manufactured
at home such as medicines compounded,
&c, from which very little revenue is
derived, but which enter into general use.
All such articles I recommend to be plac
ed on the free list.
Should a further reduction prove advis
able, I would then recommend that it be
made upon those articles which can best
bear it, without dilurbing home produc
tions or reducing the wages 'of American
labor. I have not entered into figures,
because to do so would be to repent what
will be laid before you in the report of the
Secretary of the Treasury.
The present laws for collecting the
revenue pay collectors of customs small
salaries, but provide for moities, (shares in
all seizures,) which at the principal ports of
eniry, particularly, raise me compensation
I gt those i official to a large laa. It hat
a ways seemed to me that this intm
must at times werk perniciously. It holds
out an inducement to dishonest men,
should such get possession of these office.,
to be lax in their scrutiny of goods enter
ed, to enable them finally to make large
seizures. Your attentiou is respectfully
invited lo this subject.
Continu. d fluctuations in th .value of
goia, as compared with the nalioual cur
rency, has a most damaging i ffect upon
the increase and development of the
country in keeping up prices of all articles
necessary in every day lif. h fu,ler, a
spirit of gambling prejudicial alike tmia
tional morals and the national finances.
If the question can be met as to how lo
give a fixed value to our currency, the
value constantly and aniformly approach
mg par ub specie, a very desirable bj-t
will be gainerV, l, , -J
Fostojfice Department. , ..
The enlarged receipts of the Postoffice
Department, as shown by the accompa
nying report of the Postmaster General,
exhibits a gratifying increase in that
branch of the public service. It is the
index of the growth of education, and of
the prosperity of the people, twoelements
highly conducive to the vigorand stabilitv
icpuuiics. y mi a vast territory like
ours, much is sparsely populate, but all
requiring the services of mail, it Is not at
present expected that this department can
be made tel.'-uistaining, but a gradual
approach to this end I mm year to year is
confidently relied on, and the dly is not
far distant when the Postoffice Depart
ment of the government will prove a much
greater blessing to the whole people than
it is now. The suggestion of the Pom.
master General for imprnvtmeuts in the j
urpai luicofc pnsuieu over oy him are
earnestly recommended to your special
attentiou ; and especially do 1 recommend
a favorable consideration of the plan for
uniting the telegraph system of the Unl-
teu dates with the postal system. It is!
believed that by such a course the cost
of telegraphing could be much reduced
and the service as well, if not better ren
dered. It would secure the further ad
vantage of extending the telegraph thro
portions of the country where pri vale en
terprise will not construct it. Commerce,
trade, and above all, the effort to bring
a people widely separated into a commu
nity of interest, are always benefitted by
a rapid intercommunication.
Education, the ground work of repub
lican institutions, encouraged by the in
creasing of the facilities to gather sp-cdy
news from all parts of the country, and
the desire to reap the benefits of such im
provements will stimulate education. I
n fer you to the repon of the Postmaster
General for full details of the operations
of last year, and for comparative state
ments of results with former years.
ALLEGED SOUTHERN OUTRAGES.
There has been imposed upon the ex
ecutive branch of the government the
execution of the act of Congress, approv
ed April 20th, 1871, and commonly
known as the Ku-Klux law. in a portion
of the State of South Carolina. The
necessity of the course pursued will be
demonstrated by the report of the com
mute to investigate Southern outrages.
Under the provision of the above act
I issued a proclamation calling the atten
tiou of the people of the United States to
the same, and declaring my reluctance to
exercise any of the extraordinary powers
thereby conferred upon me, except in
cases of imperutive necessity ; but mak
ing known my purpose to exercise such
power whenever it should become neces
sary to do so fr the purpose of securing
to all citizens of the United States, the
peaceful enjoyment ot the rights gnar
anted to them by the constitution aud
After the passage of this law informa
tion was received from time to time that
combinations of the character referred to
in this law existed and were powerful iu
tuauy parts of the Southern Slates, par
ticularly in certain counties of the Sute
of South Carolina. Careful investiga
tion was made, an 1 it was asc rtaincd that
in nine counties of that Stale such com
binations were active and powerful, em
bracing a sufficient portion of the citizen
to control the local authorities, and hav
ing, among other things., ibe object of
depriving the emane pated class of the
substantial bcuents of freedom, and pf
preventing' the free political" action of
thoM citizens who did not" sympathize
with their own views.' Among their op
erations were freqnent scourging and oc-'
casional assassinations, geueraliy -per pe
trated ai. night by isgnfsed -pervert, tle
victims in almost all oases ', being citizen
of different political sentiments from their
own, or freed persons who had shown a
disposition to cliaiq equal rights with oth
er citizens. I Itoosauds of inoffeoMvc
and well-disposed citizens were he suf
ferers by this lawless violence. -
I hereupon, the I2th ot October, 1S7I.'
a proclamation wis issued in the terms of
the law, calling upon members of those
combinations to divpvrse within five days'
ana to" deliver to the marshal or military
officeis of the UHted Stiles nil arms,
amunition, muTormt, dUguis and other
means and implements used by them for.
carrying out their unlawful purposes. j
This warning not having been heeded, mi!
the I7th of October another proclamation!
was issued suspending the privilege of
the wiit of habeai corpns in nine counties
in that State, Direction was given that
withiu the counties so designated persons
supposed, upon creditable information, toi
be members of such unlawful enmbiua-;
lions should be arrested by the military'
forces of the United States, and deliver
ed to the marshal to be dealt with ac
cording to law. Intwo of said connth-s,
xorlc and plrtawsborg, many arrests deirolves opou irbfU. Civil service re- form, ail the time. bt on agtute tndig.
have been made. At the last account tba-: form, which can cprrect this abue, is nation meeiig as our only safety ia ad
number of persons thus arrested was tone j moch desired. In 'mercantile pursuits the j vance, aod we cau and -rill sweep rai
hundred and sixty-eight. I basintss iuan who ! gives a isttcr of re- calista to lh eanh ia 1872.
oeveral hundred, whose eHmin.i;..
was ascertained U be of an inferior de
IW, were; released tor i he present.
.1 hese have generally made coi fe.sslons
f their guilt. Great caution has Ueu
txerctscd itt makipg these uresis, .nd,
no withstanding ; be large numbeV, it U
believed that no muoceut person u now
m custody. The prisoners will be
'fin r,refula lrUI in judici
al tribunal of tie United States. As
soon i as U..ppearM that the authorities of
the United Statc were about to take vi
gorous measures (o enforce the Uw, many
persons absconded, aod then; is good
grounds for sspposing that til of such
person, have violated the law A full
report of wliat ha, been done under
tbia law will, be sttbauled. ta Congress
by the Attorney General. '
i ..i,iaMoanoxt.li -ul.
t !-InUuh ther'till remains a rem a ant
of barbansm jepognant la civtliaattoit t
deceucy nd to ihe law. of the- Uuited
States. Trritorhi( officers, however, have
been fonnd who srre willing ts perform
their duty in a spirit of equily .od with
a due aeiMMj.of susuiniug the majesty ot
the law. Neiiherj polygamy nor any oth
er violation of eiistmg sututes will be
permitisd within? the territory r.f the
Uuited States. It is not with the reli
giouof the self-styled saiuts that we are
now Coaling, but -with their practices
They will be protected iu tbo worship of
God accordi.ig to the dictates of tbeir
consciences, but tjiey will not be permitted
to violate the laws under the cloak ol
religion, llmaye advisable for Con
gress to consider hat, in the execution
of the laws agaijut JIygamy, is to be
the status tf plurtil wive and their off
spnug. The propriety of Congress pass-
an enauimg act authorizinr the
,c"lkul' i-egis'iaiurc ol Utah to
legitimatize all children born prior to a
time fixed in the 4ci might be justified by
its humanity to these iunoceut children.
This is a suggestion only and not a
The report of the Crtiim'ss1oner of
Agriculture gives1 the operations of his
d?partment for the year. As agriculture
is the, ground work of our prosperity, too
much importance J cannot be attached to
tbe labors cf this department. It is iu
tbe bauds of an lable head, with able
assistants, all zealously devoted to intro
ducing into the agricultural produc'ions
of the nation all 'useful products of the
of the various climates and soils of our
vast territory, anl to giving all useful
information a to tjic method ..f cultivation
of the plants, cereals and other products
adapted to particular loealiiies. (ii-tly
but surely theagrrcultural bureau is work
ing a great national good, and ii liberally
supporred, the more widely its influence
will be extended, and the less d-p-ndeut
we will be upon tlie products of foreign
REMOVAL OF DISABILITIES.
More than six! years having clapcd
since the last hostile gun was find
between the ainjies then arrayed against
each other one ftr the perpetuation, the
other destruction of the Union, ii may wi ll
be considered ulrcther it is not now time
that the disabilities imposed by the 14 h
amendment should be removed. That
rM a a
amendment does iot exclude the ballot
but only imposesjthe di.-ability to h.dd
office upon certafn classes When the
purity of the ballot is secured, mnj .ritii a
are su to elect I othcers
views of the m.ihfrity.
I do not see thtl advantage or propriety
of excluding ; me'u from office merely
because they weni before the rebellion ol
standing aud character sufficient to be
eleeted to positions requiring theiu to take
oaths to support i the constitution, and
admitting to eligibility those entertaining
precitely the sau)o vhtw,, but of rss
standing in lln ir ; eoiuutuinte. It may
be said that the former violated their oath,
while the latter did not.
The latter did not have it in th.-ir pow
er id do so. If they had taken thai iii
il cannot le doubted they wordd have
broken, it, as did the former clas. If
thesw are a ii)-great cilibinafs, distinguish
ed aboV-r all other, for tbe patt they lo k
U opKslli;n to e goteriiraent, they
niigbt,vin the judgment of Cogie-s, be
excluded from such . amnesty. Tle sub
ject is submillod fir your careful couside
ratien.' ' ' 1 ' "
ritt at 4 a .
i he condition of the Snathrm Stales I
apbappily, not suth as .all lrurr p4triUe
citizens would Ukk to K-e,.. Social oUa-
vuiiuii m ar aa rrirvni MICItwl j
or threats towards, persons entertaining 'gtiwhcd Mlow cirizett 11 cm. Oorg"
pdticil vlewi oppAsrd'-rj "WlnsV"' enter- Davis. He bad long been in fet-bU '
tamed by the taajdrity of the-otd eitizens, iliealih'and had la'tetl v had his sight very -
prevents immigra(iou ' and the flow -of much impaired, and it such so-client '
much-needed capilsl iuio the Slates lately ! that b was un.hl to r-ad l be services of
fa rebel liou. It will be a happy cr.odi- : bis Olnircn. He was prertt 4a this t.
tion of the country" when the old citizens n OcioVr, on hi- way lo tlie Episcopal
of these States wil take an' Interest in j Coiivpn:on in Btliiinore, bat, owiag to
public affairs promulgate ideas honestly I iudisisltion. did nn appear In public
entertained, vote, for meu reprenctitin He. had deTri-d hi lif to the eaase of
their views and tolerate the same freedom ls Divine Ma-r-r and now, at the ripe
of expression and ballot to those euter
tainiug different political convictions.
' ' OFFfClAL! DISUOXESTr.
- Tt Ilia 1 ion flic afin rt tlm Drl nntl...
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all public 'offices. Every public servant j that the grand jurj ef Chester county
who has violated llieirust placeU in biia South Carolina, comjHd of half Knitet
lias been proceeded agaiust wi.tli all the and haff Uicls. hue condemned He ad
rigor of the law.' 1 bad men hare r'f the President, and tbcUre thud 'THE
secured places it has been the fault of' ALLEGATION COXTAIX'D IX THE PUOC
ihe system . sfnblieftinl b-law aird custom LMATiOX OF Tils rRKSlDEJir OF THE
for making appointments', or the faultuT CNITr.p STATES AUE WITHOUT FOCXDa
those who rect-mmtiided f.or governiueut TION.
positions persons jiot sufficiently eJi ' Here is a rebuke, says the BaltimerO
known to them p"tsonaIly, or who gfve Ere tiing Journal, to th. outrageous act cf
letters endorsing Jle characters r.f tjSFicu of the president w hich should be known
seekers without a ropr sense ot thtt
crave responsibility! which such a course
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commendation to a frieid to enable him
lo obuiu credit from a f.rangtr is irgard.
ed as morally rcspontibl fur thelctegritr
of his friend aud his ability to meet his
obligations. A reformatory law, which
would enforce litis principle agait.it all
endorsers of persons for public place,
ould insure great cautiou io making
A salutary b-sson has been taught tLe
careless and the diabouest public servant
iu the great number or prosecollor.t and
convictions of the Inst two yeais. It is
gratifying to notice the favorable chaoga
hich is taking place throaghout the
country in bringing to panisltment ihoio
who have proved recreant to the trusts
oonfiiled to them, and In elevating to pub-
lie pfSce none Lai those who posses th1
coxifiJenco of the Looest : and lrtaaaa, '
who, it WUJ always be found, raopmes
hm rnajoriiy of thecotntottalty ia wL'.ch
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i -i CITIL 3CKTICK RW0RUU '
In my message Coogrf,one jear! "
ago I urgently recommended a reform ia
the civil service of thn country. "Jo eon- -formity
with that rrcommeudation. Coq
gress, in the ninth section of aa act oak-4
ing appropriation for sundry civil expenses
of the government aud for other purposes,
approved March 3d, lb71, gave the
uecessary authority to the Executive lo
inaugurate a civil service reform, aud
placed upon bim the responsibility of
doing so. Uou the authority of said act
I convened a board U gen Ik-den emi
nently tualifii d for the work, to devise
rules and regulations to effect tbe oeedeu
relorra. Tbeir labrs are lutl yet com
plete, but it is believed that they will
ritccei iu drvsiic a plan which can he
adopted to the great relief of the Execu
tive, the beads of departments and
members of Congress; and which will
redound to the true interest of the publie
service. At all eveuis tbe experiment
shall liave a fair irial.
I have thu haiiily summed op the
operativus of tbe gotri.ai'Ut during tbe
l ut year, and la.ide such rojeiliou as
occur to me to be propt-r for your con
sideration. I submit them with a confi
dence that your combined action will be
wise, talfriuau-hke, and iu the best in
terest of the hole country.
U. S. Grant.
Executive Mansion, Dec. 4, 1871.
Tbe following having passed both
Honses of the Genrral Assembly, and
become a law, is published for the infor
tnatiou of all concent d :
-4 Hill to he entitled an act concerning (he
1'rvbiitc of Deeds, and the prtvute exam
ination of $h timed Women, beyond the
lunds (fj (he Slate of Sort k Carolina.
Section 1. The General Assembly of
Xorth Carolina do cnuct : That when any
deed concerning lands in this felale, or
power of Attorney for the conveyance of
the e.i ne, or any other instrument what
ever, required or allowed to be registered,
shall have b- n executed, and it may be
desired to take tb: acknowledgement or
l'robate thereof oat of the State, but with
iu the United States, it shall be lawful
for any Judge of a Supreme or Circuit
Court within the Mate or territory where
the tarties may be, to lake tbe probate or
I acknowlegement t said deed or other in
j fiI "ment of any roarn-d woman who mar
u" a p irty thereto, as to whether she vot-
llllU'1'lr executed tbe same; and tbe cer-
tincaie ol such Judges, as to such ac
knowledgment, or probate or private ex
amiiinti n iih the certificate of the. Gov
ernor of the Slate or Territory annexed
in stub ded or other instrument, that the
Judge before wlx-m th acknowledgement
or piobate, and private examination w era
taken, was at the time of taking of tbo
same, a Judge as aforesaid, being exhib
ited b fore the Judge of the Court of
Probate of the county in this State ia
which tb property is situated, shall (if
the same be according the provisions of
this act,) be adjudged by bim to be'sufn-ci-ut,
and fhill be orden-d to be register
ed with lb- c-nificate tbereanto annexnl.
Sc 2. Be it further enacted. That this
act 'sh-.ll tv in force from and after its
TJcath f Biihop jMris. We regretted
to learn vesterdav of thr death of Itl
' Rev. Thomas Fn-'derick Davis, BUbopof
I the DiofMr i South Carolina, which took
1 . ...
place at Camden, on Utt Satardsy
Bishop Dis was a native f WCssiag
ton, and was elder brrthr to ur Jisths-
age of nearly 6S yars, be has gtn to
Truly, a rreat mioio
IsiaeJ bas fallen.
evfrywere. L-1 the democratic papers
always keep it befote the people, in some