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VOL. V. THIRD 8
SALISBURY N. C OCTOBER. 29, 1874
NO. 53. WHOLE NO.
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Pstienee Mid gentleness
are power a colored preacher at Sparta, tia., some
time ago, was heard to say in a funeral
ifenUMak hi. mother I T I
j - aies no lonirei amnnnsr ns : be have ex-
what made hit nose to red. He answered, onerated front the syllogisms of this world's
(e) nnffiug, mamma. discrimination, and, when he cite to de
ik.i- i . : ..l; cold, dry stream of de river Jordin, de
" V? wr rrr? Ifcroainea and Perinheus will meet him
opp.Dovii.i.g o.v.uj, Idar to row bin mmmi mm A Umi A.
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Wonderful
bright flash of lightning. "Oh, mamma,
she cried, "see the dark open !"
Pilkios thinkinc that an exhibition of
conjugal affection might increase the qual
ity of his dinuer. called his wife "my
sweetest." She merely asked him who
1; W
hie others were.
A writer thus undertakes to convey
some idea of the greatness of the popula
tion of China : "The mind cannot rrasD
v a
the real import of so vast, number. Four
hundred millions 1 What does it mean J
Conntit. Night and day, without rest.
or sood, or sleep, you continue the weary
"Herodo;... my son, what time i. it V SS M tt -7 "
inquired Mr. Bpiikms of his eon, who had!' . - the court. Winding for miles along un
uiurv uwu aa many yeara ueiore me euu
silverstering city.'
BEAUTITJX STORY.
Extract from a speech of Oca. Cullen A.
Battle, at Toscumbia
During the winter of 1863-64 it was
mj fortune lo be President of one of the
coarts-martial of the Army of Northern
Virginia. One bleak December morning,
while the snow covered the ground and
the winds howled around our eimo. I
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THE FAVORITE HOME REMEDY.
Is eminently a Family Medicine ; and by ba
le I kept ready for immediate resort will sav
ssaay an hour of suffering and many a dollar
ia time and doctors' bill.
After over Forty Years trial it is still
asiviag th ssoat unqualified testimonials to its
virtues from persons of the highest character
nbility. Lmincnt phyaiaana
it as the most
EFFECTUAL SPECIFIC
of the Liver, Stomach
There wae a young woman named Han
nah, who behaved in a frivolous manner
while her pa stood in prayer, she put
tacks in his chair : which he sat on, and
cus sed his Hannah.
When a Brooklyn woman feels that re
sietanee to tyrants is duty to God. and
kicks her husband through the front door,
she borrows the sugar plum language of
the paator, and calls her action an ''out
ward manifestation of true inwardness."
Qnin, the actor, being asked by a lady
why there were more women in the world
than men, replied : "It is in confoimity
with the other arrangements of nature, we
always see more of heaven than of earth.' '
Chloral its Ska-Sickness. Dr.
Ogilvie will say in a severe voyage across
the Atlantic be gave chloral in eighteen
castas of sea sickness, and in only one did
the drug fail to produce relief. He gave
them 30 grains in sweetened water, direct
ing the dose to be repeated if relief does
not follow in twenty minutes. He advises
a little light, easly digested food to be
taken before sailing, and the chloral to be
taken and the patient to lie down on the
first symptoms of the sicknes presenting
themselves.
just come home from college. "Well, ah,
tatber, replied the youth, pulling out his
watch, "let z represent 11 o'clock, and y
equal tea minutes ; x 2y is the anewer."
apiikins pondered tor a moment, and
then said be thought it moat be about bed
time.
For all d
Hplsen.
asas iwsasswvi, m v .
ISMi HIM luHB or Stiver omniaint are
a bitter or bad taste in the mouth ; Pain in the
lack, Bides or Joints, often mistaken for
hhiintsalism ; Sou ft Stomach ; Loss of Appe-
IILa 1 - .ll.rinlul. wtl iul Imm .
Headache ; Loss of memory, with a painful custom prevails
sssasnnn or having railed to do sometbing
ehka ought to have been done ; Debility. Low
virile, a thick yellow appearano of the Skin
and Eyes, a dry Cough often mistaken for Con
sussMien. Sometimes many of these symtomt attend the
diisaes, at others very few ; but the Livaa, the
iargsst organ in the body, is generally the seat
mt the disease, end if not Regulated in time.
su fieri ng, wretchedness and UK A Til will
A Beautiful Custom. Id the Tyro
lean Mountains it is the custom of the
women and children to come out when it
is bed time and sing their national songs
ill t I a as a
until their D us bands and brothers answer
them from the hHls or on their return
home. On the shores of the Adriatic such
There the wives of the
fishermen come down about sunset and
slug a melody. After singing the first
stance, they listen awhile for the answer
ing strain from off the water, and hear the
well-known voices come borne on the tide,
is a . a a a
telling that tue loved oues are near
borne.
"Got anything for a aiaksaan to readi"
inquired a pug-nosed boy at a news stand
the other day. "xes, anything you want
Bibles, poems, religious books, and so
soforth." replied the clerk. "Bibles 1
poims!" echoed the boy, "do ou
-le t lit s a jt .
minx aaa s a nangel Lrtmme a
lively dime novel one with an Iaiun
sealpin a solger.
AN ew Catechism:. Whom did Adam
ft ft , .
marry, anu wnen am ne marry net I une
Eve.
What was her bridal dress 1 Barely
nothing.
not even a ribbon 1 no, she bad no
need of one: she was a rib -bone her
self.
When Adam and Eve were in the gar
dening business, what time did they com
menee picking fruit 1 In the bill.
Why didn't Cam make good sugar T
Because he wasti t Abel.
Spirits as weU as sugar come from the
cane ? Abel got slewed.
What reason have we to suppose that
Cain also got slewed I He went immedi
atelv to the land of Nod.
Who was the wisest man 1 Knower.
What did he know 1 He kuew euough
to go in out of the rain.
of the tedious task can Us reached. He
o supposes this mighty multitude to
take up its line of march in a gi sswt pro-
saion, placed in a single file six miles
smart, and marching at the rate of thirty
miles a day except on the Sabbath, which
is given to gas. -D- after day the
moving column advances, the trail push
ing on far towards the rising sun, now
bridge the Pacific, now bridge the Allan
tie. And now the Pacific is crossed, but
still the long procession searches on,
stretching across high mountains and
sunny plains and broad rivers, through
China and India and the European king
doms, and on again over the stormy bosom
of the Atlantic. But the circuit of the
world itself affords not standing room.
The endless column will double upoo it
self, and double again and again, and
shall girdle the earth eight times before
the great reservoir which furnishes those
numberless multitudes is exhausted.
Weeks and months and years roll away,
and still they come, men, women and
children. Since the march began the
little boy has become a man, yet on they
come in unfailing numbers. Not till the
end of forty-one years will the last of the
long procession have passed. Such is
China in its population, and if Homer
eonld preach eloquently on the vanity ol
man as moral, wi n equal eloquence, had
be seen or coutemplate the millions of
China, could he have preached ou the
vanity of man as an individual.
certain paths. I at length arrived at the
court ground at Round Oak Church.
w-v JL a a
Asay alter day it bad been our duty to
era!, I have one shell left; toll see hays; he utterly
i saved me uonor ot Marv and Lnev t"
I raised my hat. Once more a Confed
erate shell went crash inr throawh tfca
raoks4of the enemy, and the hero sank
by his gnn to rise no more.
Heaven knows, my countrymen. I lov
ed that loot case, trot this, in which wo
ere now engaged, is no leas sacred. We
will do our whole duty in this cam Dai m.
and, if need he, in the moment of d-ath.
fire the last shot in our battery fur the
honor of Mary and Lucy.
thai army,
military law;
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eise, Bilious attacks, SICK HEAD VCH. Colic,
repression of Spirit-, SOUR STOMACH,
Heart Burn, Ac., Ac..
The Cheapest and Purest Family Medicine in
UM world I
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Macon (ia , and Philadelphia.
Prls $1.00. Sold by all Dreggists.
A WOMAN'S
I
YES, IN LOVE, 1 mo.
am older than I was
A SOore of years ago ;
And oo the little games of We
I've learned a thief or so.
And one of them is simply this
A thing all men should know.
That women, in affairs of lov.
Transpose the yes for no !
Just ask a girl if aha intends
To marry such a beau,
Auti f.r an answer you will get
Oh ! no. sir, surely not.
Whils all the time to bring about
Tba match she is uct slow.
Whirl) proves a woman's yes, in love,
Is alw ays changed to no !
Or ask a maid of thirty years.
Who thinks you do not know
If she is over twenty yet.
And, she will tell yon no.
Ibe has no wish to natter you.
But think you rather slow
If you have not discovered yet
That woman's yes is no !
0o ask the heartless, cold eoquette.
If she could strike th blow
To rush a lueklees fellow's heart.
And she will answer no !
Bat try her, if you have a donbt.
And all your love bestow
To her, and she will teach the feet
That woman's yes is no.
If yon by chance a widow meet,
Clftd in the weeds of woe.
Just try if death has bumbled bar
With its unwelcome blow ;
To do so. ask her again
Her love she ootid bestow
Upoaanother, and in tears
And sobs she answer no.
Bet press her to confide in you,
Aod breathe in accents low
The story of your constancy,
Asd tears will eease to flow ;
While smiles will lighten up her face.
V w'tn fwUQduesa glow,
A certain proof that woman's yes,
la love, is always no.
Osrgood old mothers, like the rest.
This transposition show ;
Asd often for the firmest yes.
Will give the sternest no,
Fr instance, when she sees a chap
w0f wealth, who makes a blow :
Tou ask her If she likes bis style.
ehe answers bluntly no.
lot let the wealthy chap sail la
T see her girls, and lo !
. greets him with approving smiles.
And lets her daughters go
Absoad with him, just anywhere.
Is rain, or sleet, or snow;
Which proves that in affairs of love
A woman's yee is no.
at is the fashion everywhere.
He matter where you go
I ot find it wsth the rich aod pour,
1 stations high and low.
And tbotgk it may not he amies,
mmP WU enough to show
"JM women, ia affairs of lovs.
uire their eousent with a
Col. Thomas M. Holt. The Fair of
1874 has been a great success, and the
JStft a
society lias gracefully expressed its in
debtedness to this gentleman by his unan
imous election a third time as President
In doing so, they have but reflected the
7. . i ii. mi tut
sentiment ot tne puoitc. l ne r air is a
benefit to North Carolina and to Raleigh
We are glad to preceive that the public
begiu more fully to appreciate the arduous
services of the President and the Execn
rfti fi . a . as i
tive uommutee, wuo nave iaoorea so
faithfully for the public without reward
or the hope of re ward . Daily Newt.
O. B. Lamar.
The Boston Post has the following
little item : The noted Mtssissippian,
-
Mr. G. B. Lamar, ot cotton claim fame,
rhose death was recently announced,
left by his will $100,000 for the estab
lishment of an asylum for indigent negroes.
This is a subrtantial evidence in favor of
the notion that the real friend of the black
man are to be found among those who
were born and raised with him, and hot
among the canting philanthropists who
have been misleading him in order to use
him for political and revengeful purposes,
Mr. Lamar was an original secessionist.
After the war he was pursued with un
usual severity. Abnseo and plundered,
be has only come by a part ot bis rights
to die and make a handsome divide with
his dusky old friends of the cotton patch.
Bricks
Kt. JJR. r ritch ard. in oar yes
terday's issue we slated thet Dr. Pritchard
would leave the city in a few deys for the
purpose of consulting a Northern ocnlist
in regard to bis failing eyesight. We
were in error. Dr. P. is now nnder the
skillful treatment of Dr. Geo. W. Graham
of this city, and we ate pleased to an
nounce the gratifying intelligence that he
is rapidly improving, and a permanent
rocovery is hop fully anticipated by bis
friends. New.
The area of the German empire is only
212,000 square miles, or scarcely four times
that of Illinois, and on ttus sma'I space dwell
over 42,000,000 people, which exceeds the
present population "f the United states,
scattered over twelve times that extent of
territory, aod Uennaoy produces eoou
wj- - r
breadstuffs and meats for the support
Dooulatiou. and raises a sufficient quantity
of beets from which to manufacture nearly
all the sugar and molasses consumed by her
inhabitants, whereas the United States,
with their great variety of climate and soil,
........... 1 a I fill AAA AAA .nnii.jll.in tka r.,,r.K u
of thnsA MOmrnoditiee from ironical countries, i
Germany grows must of the tobacco consum
ed by her people, and they are inveterate
smokers.
Awenty Centuries Old.
A correspondent of the Cleveland
Leader, writing from Persia, says : "Com
ing from Bagdad, which, in a direct line,
is forty-four milee distant, three immense
mounds appear in succession, which have
the appearance of natural hills. But close
examination shows that they are composed
of bricks, and are the rem tins of large
buildiujf. These are on the east side of
the Euphrates, and the largest is about
one hundred and fifty feet in height.-
They are supposed to be an ancient citadel
that defended this part of the town, the
the royal palace and a temple. How im
mense mnst the original buildings have
been, which it is considered that these
monnds have been the storehouses from
which, for twenty centuries, bricks of the
finest description have been taken to
build the greet cities of Csesiphon, Selu
cia, and Bagdad ! Fragments of alabas
Hit of ter Tessejg aD(i images, fine earthernware,
0f'jr ' marUe, and great quaaties of enameled
ties, tne coionng ana giaamg ox woicn
are still surprisingly fresh, can yet be found
in these mounds. On the faee of every
brick is stamped, in cuneiform, the name
! and title of Nebnchadnezzar : They are
all laid faee downward, and the cement
in which they are imbedded is so hard
that tbey can only be detached with the
greatest difficulty.
JUDGE HOWARD'S LETTER.
Tarboro, N. C ,Oct. 14, 1874.
Messrs. Engelhard tt Saunders :
Dear Sirs: I think it would be well
for the people of North Carolina to have a I proaching, the President of the
Constitution established by themselves,
free from the supervision or control of
others, both as a matter of sentiment and
fact.
But independent of this, onr present
Constitution is strikingly defective the
Convention that framed it seems to have
been far more intent on perpetuating their
legislative policy than on establishing in
t . , B mm 1
well denned terms the "tundamental
principle ot liberty."
The general ambiguity of the instru
ment; the uncertainty ot the terms ol
office, and the lesultaut embarrassment to
the administration of jnstice, if the late
opinion ot tbo Attorney treneral dinning
the judicial terms be correct the estab
lishment of all ths courts, thereby re
straining the discretionary power of
erecting and modifying courts to meet the
varying wants and interests of the people
try the gallant sold iers of
charged wua violations of
hot never bad 1 on any
been greeted by
as ou that morning awaited the opening
at the Court. - Case after ease of "The
Confederate Stale vs. Edward Cooper"
was called charge, dosertkMs. A wu
murmur rose spontaneously from the bat
tie scarred -spectators, as young artillery
man rose from the prisoners' bench, and
iu response lo the questiou. "Guilty, or
Mot Guilty I" answered, "Not Guilty."
The J edge Advocate was proceediug
to open the prosecution when the Court,
observing that the prisoner was auatten
ded by oouusel, interposed and enquired
ot ibe accused. " W bo is your co
ne replied. "I have no counsel." Sup
posing mat it was nis purpose to re pre
sent himself before the court, the Judge
Advocate was i as tr acted to
Every charge and specification against
the prisoner was sustained. The prisoner
was then told to introduce bis witnesses
He replied, I have no witnesses." J
tonished at the calmness with which he
seemed to be submitting to what be re
garded as inevitable fate, I raid to him,
"Have you oo defence 1 Is it possible
toat you abandoned your comrades and
1 m a
aeserted your colors in ibe presence of
the enemy without any reason " H
replied, " 1 here was a reason, but it will
not avail me before a military court." I
said : "Perbape you are mistaken ; you
are charged wiih the highest crime known
to millitary law i s your duty to make
known the causes that influenced you sc
ions. For the first time his manly form t rem -bl
d end bis blue eves swam in tears. An.
a mm
court be
presented a letter, saying ae he did,
There, General is what did it." I opened
the letter, etid in a moment my eyes fill
ed with tears. It was passed from one
to another of the court until all had seen
it, and those stern warriors who had pass
ed with Stonewall Jackson through a
hundred battles wept like little children.
Soon as I sufficiently recovered my self
possession, I read the letter as the defence
of the prisoner. It was in these words t
My Dear Edward I have always been
proud of yon, and since your connection
with Confederate army I nave been proud
er of you than ever before. 1 would not
have you do anything wrong for the
wrold : but before God. Edward, nnl
to amend the Coswtk
touoo. Wbeu, in the history of the
has any party held one Legislator
two-thirds vote, aad He
three-fifth vote f It is
Sk
wise nor prudent to exchange the certain
present for the uncertain future. It hi
our deliberate opinion thou, that If the
Conservative party would
Constitution it ssuet do it
surely t shear
er.
k t
From the Wilmington Journal.
VEBW8 OF LXADLYG FORTH CAJLi-
ui.aLm.a3 0a THE COffVXWTIOI"
QUESTION.
we have the
Of laying
J Uvy a mr a
oo florin Carolinians
In addition to this, the coot of
the changes would he greatly lues Ai
Convention than by the liaaiiaihi
The Con vesuiou nisi of eawlw .
and thai not
of
at . a .
wm carry weight with them, not oely in
the Cape Fear section, but in the whole
State. We trust that onr mtmrr.nM
wno oppose tne call of a Convention will
give thetr readers the benefit of what these
distinguished gentlemen of the Cape Pear
have to say oo the sub j ec t.
LETTER.
Wilmington, N. C, Oct, , 1874.
Messrs Engelhard st Saunders.-
G INTLKM EN I be undersigned baring
received letteu from you asking their
views upon the Convention now under
discussion, have conferred together, and
concurring in their opioiooe submit the
folio wing joinr reply :
You aek us, in brief, to res pood to the
following enquiries :
"1st. Do you think the beet interests
of the people of North Carolina require
their Constitctioo, the "Caoby Constitu
tion" so-called, to be materially aod
speedily amended f
2d. If, in yoqr opinion, material changes
in m
made
the people
should be
tive enactment
lion 1
remodeling the Cuuotituuoa ami would do
hat suooh lose eces. The risjnssltL
would do its work, well cad thorouguly,
at a east of lose than S30.000 ae will ap
pear roes a simple nssrulctica By lego
ialtive enactment net half the) week aov
half so well dews woetd coot more ihea
twice that amoant at least. Aod Unit it
toother serious object ion to pi ssmssBB by
legislative enactment growing net of the
rules of parliamentary Law that govern al
legislative bodice. As has heasaaeid, uaeV
I mm mm m,.
lor tne reason aireauy accigoed,
alteration iu the Constitution no
how tnvml, must be the
separate hill before two tue
laturec. 1 bey can not be all put ii
s a s .a a mmm m- "
bill, so tbat tbo effect of
individually, and of all the sit
1 mm k. a k I. I.
well koown rule of parliamentary law that
there can be bet ooe bill under considera
tion by the House at a time. There stay
be as many ae a hnodrrd hills upon the
S m mm,
calendar, each containing a i
atsou. but cccn bill mutt be
.1 - . " mrmm x:m.u will la wst CI1 lit l(J trcO
Had,' whi'h Jht P!dil7 d perfected by itoelf end withoet regard
1 wn ,M V img ,hOWS Ch; lb olb" ninetynine. This beingV
res, do you think the best interests of does not every ooe familiar with lW
every ooe familiar with legisla
tive proceedings and paritametrtary law,
see at a glance bow fruit Uct will he the)
attempt to render consistent and bswsjas.
n Wilis at fvnat itrtl lAn I haaaO ? a k.
ill i ir i iiiim-rwHiiwa. i r rvi n mm , t
.w., - east v wiyUJ'rci gaLAG UaVTlV 1 ehanawarl
aaa c ef I VUBIiaMS
huvinii aft wa n t. Hwi ki . J . L ; J W
.....i i .uuuuvitu iwo-ioira vote iu our, T
of .Nor h Carolina demand
adopted, that by Legisla-
that by Conven
or
each House of the General Assembly,
what do you think is the duty of that
party in reference to the calling of a Coo
ve i tioa by the Legislature at its approach
ing session for the purpose of amending
the Constituti-n T"
In reply to the first question, we beg
leave to cay, that we ere decidedly of o
piniou thet the Constitution of the State
needs to be changed in very many and
very material respects, end that too right
speedily. Indeed, the daily experience ef
stz years, in our Legislative Halls, in the
Courts of J ustiee end iu every wcJk iu life
shows tbat it is an insuperable obstarU u
good government.
This "Can by " Constitution was liter
ally conceived in sin and born in iniquity
and it must ever be a symbol of wrour
yon come borne we must die ! Last night : nQ oppression, we could submit to the
I was aroused by a little Eddie's crying outrage, however, perpetrated upon ut in
and called and said. "What's the matter. ; iu "adoption," so-called, if it was not the
Eddie f" and be scid, "Oh, mam aaa, I'm frui ful source oi so ssaay evils that time
the limitation of jurisdictions embarrsss I hungry ?" And Lucy, Edward, your j almost fail us u refer to them iu
ing the adjustment of rights and increasing I darling Lucy ; sue never complains, but detail. This however ia not necessary,
Ihm Mino and nnr.-rt nfv nt lit s-at ah I Sne 18 growing lOlllUer aild tUinncr everv J arc wrii anown or all men.
the localizing the iodgps when thedy. And before God, Edward unless Suffice it to tay then, tbat in almoet every
you come nome we mnst die.
Touu Mart
Turning to the prisoner, I asked.
"What did you do when you received
ibis letter I He replied ; "I made aouli-
I in so many partieaUri at
The hundredth bitl or an at
to the bend red th ball may uoecfhlr
render the other ninety -nine rctafro kut
possible, or at beet inharmonious and in
consistent. To perfect the constitution
and to render all its Darts, harmnoioaa
BJ w 1
and consistent with each other and with
the whole, the body attempting the took
must have all its pert eeder its entire con
trol until the eery last momeou Tact la
absolutely seaeniial, aod this by Isglils
tive enactment is absolutely impossible.
By Co oven lion oeJy is it pcestolc.
Conveoiioo mode scare
years meat
Ladiks Comparing ths in Gartbrs
t
The other day , after a meeting of a
certain famoue woman's club in New York
the ladies amused themselves comparing
their garters, to see which were the hand
somest, for garters of extravagant expense
have lately come into fashion, and several
of these club members wear theirs clasp
ed wish gold had precious stones. The
jewellers are all introducing new designs
for garter clasps that promise tnoruy to
coat as maeh as the bracelets that fashion
has discarded. A charming woman and
singer in society is said to wear a pair of
garters that cost 8500.
Thc Cumberland Fair. We beg to
remiud our people that but tour weeks 'Writ
intervene now before the Fair of the Cum
berland County Agricultural Society will be
held. The officers of the Association have
lt-ft nothioa? undone on their part to render
I the exhibition superior to any previously
held ; the grounds and buildings will be m
floa order for the convenience and comfort
of visitors and th accomodation of exhibi
tors, while the race-track aad all matters
pertaining thereto, nnder the superintendence
I , m , mm
ol vol. i j. uonea, win oner uuusuai mcui-
ie for fine displays of fast and blooded-
stock. Let Cumberland surpass herself this
time bv an exhibition which will add to her
former enviable reputation and we cordially
invite all the neighboring counties to com
tpetc with us for tba many prises to be award
I VJ a a a . sea ' -
ed to ex be lie nee m different departments.
Mr. J. E. Garrett. Job Printer, has fon-
ished the premium fist, and it is by this
I time in the hands of ths pople.Fojrfcetiie
Queme 15 mrt- v
A Regiment Perishing from
Thirst When the Egyptian troops
first conquered Nubia, a regiment was
destroyed by thirst in crossing the desert.
The men, being upon c limited allowance
of water, suffered from extreme thirst, and,
deceived by the appearance of a mirage
that exactly resembled a beautiful lake,
they insisted on being takeu to its banks
by the Arab guide. It was in vsin that
the guide assured them the lake was un
real, and be refused to lose the precious
time by wandering from his course.
Words led to blows, and be was killed by
the soldiers, whose lives depended on bis
guidance- The whole regiment turned
from the tack, and rushed toward the
welcome waters. Thirsty and faint over
the burning sands tbey hurried heavier
and heavier their footsteps became hot
ter and hotter their breath, as deeper end
deeper they push into the desert, further
and further from tbo lost track
where the pilot lay in his blood ; and still
the mocking spirits of the desert, ere the
afrites of the mirage, led them on, the lake
glistening in the sunshine tempting them
to bathe in its cool waters, elose to their
eyes, never at their lips. At length the
delusion vanished the fatal like turned
to burning sand j Raging thirst and
horrible despair 1 the pathless desert and
the murdered guide ! loot I all lost 1 all
lost 1 Not a man ever left the desert, but
they were subsequently discovered,
parched and withered corpses by the
Arabs sent upon the search.
reasons had recurred requiring rotation of
circuits and various other restrictions
upon Legislative action entirely beside
and in no way dependant upon the great
provisions that should constitute the or
ganic law and protect the rights of the
citizens from unjust or partial legislation
there all demand revision or rejection
And this, not more to remove the
grievances resulting therefrom than to
discontinue the blending of ordinary
legislation with fundamental principles,
and the judicial legislation incident thereto,
than which, nothing is more apt to increase
the growing disregard of Constitutions
and to confuse the people end weaken
their reverence for and relinnee upon
Constitutional sefeguards.
I entertain no fears of revolutionary
action should a Convention be ealled. I
am sure it would be traly conservative,
tbat it would not weaken, but better de
fine and strengthen every provision that
seeares the right of life, liberty, property
or borne, or thai limits the power of ex
cessive taxation, or issues the control of
corporations.
Ou th question of suffrage, its action
would. I believe, no only elevate the
right, but prove a grat restraint upon
the commission of crime and fraud up n
the revenue ; ii, thai ii would deprive of
the right all persons convicted atier iu
adoption, of perjury, larceny or other
ii. famous crini', and all who tail to contri
bute in some degree to the sup ort of the
government.
tviihal, I would have our people show
that free from bias of - cmoq, of party or
race, they can establish a Constitution.
consistent with the broades justice, pro
tection and guarding the rights of all,
limiting the excercise of all powe injnroua
to the weak, or detrimental to the minority,
yet allowing tbat elasticity and adaptibili-
ty of legislation suited to a progessive
civilisation.
You preceive that I am for numerous
end important amendments to onr Con
stitution, by a Convention to be called by
the approaching General Assembly. With
my conviction, unhesitatingly advise
prompt aud decided action.
Tours truly,
Geo. Howard.
one ot tbe maty instances wher th
uCanby" Constitution varies from the old
Constitution of our fathers, ths difference
has been productive of unmixed evil. In
our opinion the sooner we return to thet
cation for furlough and it was rejected: 'd Constitution the better it will be for
again I made application and it was re- poople of North Carolina, observing
jected; a third lime I made application and oi course the changes rendered necessary
it was rejected, snd that night as I wandered Dv llje war and its result. And we deem
backward end forward in tne camp, think- 'l proper to say here, ia order to prevent
iug of my home, with tbe mild eyee of n7 possible misunderstanding, that we
Lucy looking up to me, and the burning believe no one contemplates, as no one
words of Mary sinking in my brain, I was ought to contemplate, any change ia re
no longer tbe Confederate soldier, but I sT" to the Homestead Exemption save
was the father of Locy and tbe husband such as will enlarge and render more te-
r m, mm , m - . t S I am
ot Mary, aod 1 would have passed those ora tnat wise and beneficent prevision, steps at the earliest p-issihlt
lines if every gnn in tbe bcttery had fired We deesa it proper to say also that we ho- call a Cooeeotion. No mer
upon me I l went to my home Mary , ive no ooe contemplates, ae no one ought I ef Expediency' cue justify ue ia
ran oui to meei me, ner angei arms em- comcuipnir, cuange in to ooo- to perform oar plain
ft I ss i a a j-v a mmt m J : a u 1 r u
nracea me: ana sne wnisoered. u nuauon Kimmr w iapir ids nnu ot ist asnt nnr n a
By tbe
months will be
consti tution to be put into operation. By
tne iegwiauve mod tour
elapse before Legislator
regular session under the s
stituiioe to give retoif to the psspie.
Ws are ct opinion, thea state, the the
mode ef ascending the Cositilsnistl by
Convention is the only oee that will ssoat
the demands of our us sale.
Iu reply to your third mtorogAery sue
hog leave to sey that we think u it the
plain duty of the Conservative
require its members iu. the
a i
laze prompt action in calling a
lion. Malarial rihsssst hi
ought to be ssade and to be made speedily.
The Convection ouTsw the csmssmvA,
surest end speediest way u stake these
change.
Believing thee, t w do, that it is u
sacred duty the eoocerv alive party ewes
to itself aod the poople to eefce thant the
speediest, cheapest, aod most
mode of getting relief from the many
grievous burdens growing out of the '
stiiuuon, we eaa cccctsvo of ae
reason why that party should not i
it members io lb Legislature
satacsasst
'lsjlea j
'O I
Edward, I am to happy 1 I am so glad
you got your furlough ! She must have j
felt me shudder, for the turned pale as '
death, and catching her breath ct every .
word she said, 'have yon come without
your furlough ? 0, Edward Edward, go
back ! go back 1 Let me and my child
go down together lo the grave, but O, for
heaven's sake, save the honor of our name!'
And here I am, gentlemen, not brought
here by millitary power, but in obedience
to tbe command of Mary, to abide the
sentence of your court."
Every officer of that court-martial felt
the force of tbe prisoner's word. Before
tbem stood, in beatic vison, the eloquent
pleader for s bnsbend's and e father's
wrongs ; but tbey had beea trained by
their great leader. Robert E. Lee, to
tread the path of doty, though the light
ning's flash scorched the ground beneath
their feet, and each iu turn pronounced
til verdict guilty. Fortunately for hu
manity, fortunately for the Confederey,
tbe proceedings of the court were review
ed by the Commanding General and up
on the record was written :
A clergy man says : "I once married a
handsome young couple, and, as I took
the bride bv the hand, at the eloee of the
ceremony, aad gave bar my warmest eon- tood solitary Confederate soldier, with
gratnlations, she tossed her pretty head, tbe blood streaming from his side. As
bis
Headquarters A. N. V
Tbe finding of lb court is approved. The
prisoner is pardoned, and will report to his
company.
R. E. Let, General.
During tbe second battle of Cold Har
bor, when shot and shell were failing
"like torrent from the mountain cloud,"
my attention was directed to the feet that
one of our bsttenea was being silenced
by tbe concentrated fire of the enemy
tin w a a . a a...
w nen l reaeued tne nailery every gun
but one had beea dismantled, aad by it
aod, pointing to tbe bridegroom, said, 'I I be recognized me, be elevated
think bt m the eeet be eegratulftted." I aberv th rout wf baSAm aad eci
voice
stitutioo tending to impair lb rights of ihe
colored people.
In reply to your second lot rogatory
we beg leave to eay tbat we arc decidedly
of opinion that the mode of amending the
Constitution by means of a Convection
called by a vote of two thirds of each
House of th Legislature i vastly prefer
able to that by Legialative enactment,
being the cheaper aud more speedy, if not
the only practicable mode of accomplish
ing the desired change. The Constitu
tion is so fall of mischief iu to mauy par
ticulars, in what it ecyt end in what it
does not say, that it will bo nearly if not
quite impossible to make it conform to our
wishes and to our wants without rewriting
the whole instrument, and this it will he
i i. i , ,
maaueeuy impracticable to do unless it
be done in Convention. The mode of
amendment by legislative eecctmect is
adequate only when one or two specific
amendments are desired, but is ucsuited
to the condition in which we find ourselves
for tbe reasoe that every ooe of the many
changes, even the minutest and most tri
vial alteration, would htve to be tbe sub
ject matter of a separate bill before two
successive Legislature, if we would avoid
the doebt now hanging over the
meats recently supposed to have
adopted. And thte being so, w would
be obliged to content ourselves with oely
a very few of the change so accessary to
he ssade or the Legislator would be com
pelled to enter upoo en codices aad inter
minable field of Icfwlation.
But there is sunt her objectiea to the
mode of ea amendment by legialative en
actment tbat is insuperable, to w it the
uncertainty that the Conervative party
will have a three-firths vote ia each Hoe
ef tbe General Assembly iu 1876. TJnle
! that pin v shall have such a vote la
duty. Ner eaa
ai the
If she
the
people that dares net do right.
Conservative party, bcvnng ibe power
afford relief lo the people, saourd
to do so this winter, we shall took
with dreed to ihe coo. queue of the
elections in 1876, for we know not
answer oar party will bo able lo
when arraigned at tbe bar of public opto-
f I mm a a -mmmm- ' '
ion tor being a raid or aawilli
tbe power en (.rusted to it. Wc arc
dent tbe people will not tobmii io
to such c course. W must not
that tbe Conservative party will be
to a strict acountahtility for lb
people have pat ia iu tanas by
two-third of eath Hoeee mf the
Assembly from is raoks. We
the most serious conseooeoees from a fail
ure to call a Convention, hat wo appreheod
none whatever if the Lag ilaturc hall da
its duty aad promptly call caw.
it Use Ltosassrtrto-OenesrvcSlvs
t
slice as
hold
fear ef
is to be pledged to a policy ef timidity
if it it te win glorious triumphs ea heed
fought fields oely tor the cake of a leg?
bonfire aod illuminations il it is to he
always afraid of grasping the IsagJthl
and necessary fruits of victory for
offending somebody we may rest
tbat ft will toco tar mer of strength
prestige by chilling and disheartening
wane set supporters tbea It ecu
gain by coocflketiag its susmlss, who are
toe enemies oi good goi
it not king w bar to
so much as a
indifference.
Very rssj itlfefly,
W. Av WW-,
O. P. MtAftct.
r-y ML"e
'ftm, fJQswauutBa S tuff
scid, yms Hee ru the Ugislatftr la leTC, U trill
TUTsrwejwziaxe.
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