THURSDAY, MARCH 4,1830.
' Ily vote iu the House on the 2d iust.,
it U indicated that the present session of
Cuucivm will not undertake a revision of
I he tariff ? - -
TLe Boll Punch law of Virginia has
iHeea repealed With the general approba
tion of the people. It failed o answer
the purpose intended. - ,
Mr. E. J.IIaleiu aj letter to "Hale's
Weekly says, Dr. Phillips, whom he visit
tl at the Tresbyterian Hospital,'1 iii that
city, is improving in health.
Westkrx.X. C. K. K. We conclude
tke publication inlhis paper of all we
Aesixned to say on this subject. The de
vision of the General Assembly next
1a order. -
Al well-to-do former in Newberry coun
ty r S. C, under some momentary aberra
tion of mind, as It is supposed, cut the
throat of his brother, then of his wife,
und hist,; his own. N t . ,-,:t
The parties concerned in thejnj unction
ease appoiuted to be decided at Newton,
last week, met there and4the case up j but
irinir to a disturbance between the law
i ears the trial of the cause failed, and
uaa continued to the next term of Mc
Uowell Court, . "
Mr. Bayard's Dover speech, in 186if in
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which be took ground against the war on I
the Southern btates ana aenouueeu tne
N4rtlern army as "aliireliugarmy," will
probably settle the question oi his cauui- j
dacy for I'residcntIt was anexcellent
speecu uo goou u mase uiiu a popuiui
The newspapers of
Ttril. .J wl 1
burglaries titan the
i f . -
rus in the otatc.
Charlotte report more
iinanra nf nil it.b(r tnwii a
Theueoes break into and rob each oth-
S hn. Rnt f..r th. m mi.ht Kn,
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iUmt ti ri,.r, , ,i(.,rml 1.a nnnrnr.
or, in these two towns than auy where
i The Supreme Court of the United States
hasat last rendered a decision which settles
the vexed question of the right of a reye- J
Iawk nf t!i Stti wliiln in th 1ilisriTB
of his official duties, to remove hhTcase
fronUhe State to a Federal CourtTbr trial,
The Court decides the question in favor
of the rcveuuo officer who petitious for
such removal of his case,
Pennsylvania, New York and Illinois
Republicans have declared in favor of f
Orant.as their candidate 'for President.
We suppose thequestion is therefore set-1
tied that , the third-termor will be the
inau for tho. Republican party. Do they
i propose if he is elected, to re-establish the I
era of thievery, corruption and high-J
handed oppression which prevailed during I
his former adininistration J To what a
deplorable depth have we fallen if the (
American peoplo have so far departed
from political virtue as to be willinc tot
confer on such a man as Grant higher
honors than. wore ever bestowed on an v
citizen since the foundation of the Re-1
Prtl Tnmiia T? nnn. . 1 ! I
".i'W8! uicu resi-
dncepf his daughter, Mrs. Chalmers, Glenn,
iinSnam couniy,on tne th t ebruary,
llltimn ' IU U'Do In Ma Cfif I. nn . -. I
i . t. 3 '
a. lirfitl hannii mon .1 -.. .. f t.!. I
w vmo uivui uis
1 8 We" rcmewbercd byh oMcr
lUWnirt nf lfkAn am n 1 a. I
v -pi.nwuS lawyer as
I ho Rnwin Pnnrt. 9; nr ?.n v. ... t- 1w. I
1 i 1 i i - ' n A ; i .. .1
J Rmu, 4h ril' I
; ir "t r tv Z . ' o ,
TiAU M i ' V ' . T '"""'VMS88 of XortU Carolina approving
Oorrel, Nathaniel Boyden, and Pthera, 3f r.
r..-4 . . - m -t , i
' ,.7 i 7. 1.
Lii .! , roim,
U't. ,. . .. - nZ w ocsieem
' : o I V 1
iHl nim U ?D T lur hlR nmniml mnrifa W I
tt-i- trr,, , .. -
rwlV ' neauy iqt lOHOWinff
ftketelL nart of it writfen KT.-i.
psl church! and as & delefmtn thJ'v
TLf- r-w1 n l. . . . I
ropal Convention tint elected him, votedl
!"f , "p Ratenscroft. During Lis life he I
iQtorof tUan, n Vr u "os V.ftS
CTolton diatrict: for tiltA Ar rnnn i
Clerk of tje Legislature: and also for nianvJ
yean Clerk of the Supreme Court in Mor-
JUw on the 24th May,
. w liKeauofo jo eight years, -After he was I
dected Solicitor ha removed to Lincolnton,
rY.,,uui wur years, tie was sucl
k KjieiL, Tu Z" . ' ' ones,
. ; . uv.i,. v LUUiuiLALinn
rl?W na ,rm- o"c msnased at home,
im! I lalitrorl n;...f 1 j.. . .!
lUleih and nt M J I V "
were alwavs hannv eare nrfrnKi.
t-ntcrod our door, and these years were far
W - W UUIIlIj IIITIEl
..ftTf., 1 Alter inany years
f wv old fSendtuffin
when: I handed to m v old friend Ji. n.!
sour fiou.uo, which was the last debt 1
IwinffV' JJ WM I)aid aQdit is still
j Geueral Vance, of North Carolina has
' Introduced a bill iu the House to amend
mo .internal revenue laws and nrrvfi.t
ahiiRM ly Unite! States Courts in nun-
iHiniig uncit distillers, Tlie bill provides
a i u. ,W I!? for
iho.piBtrtet Judge Khali !aVe powc
,uu,s" ""-"isuisurMsioil bvfinenrlirtrra
piitnent, or loth ; that lio sintrle viol.lHn
im Hio iw Hiiau oe an indictable pffi
"en wie aceuseu is guill
prated oU'euces ; that no inarstial
. pty tshall have iuwer rn bHmrti..
' P J Pther United State:Con!
piissionpr than the one in thp touhty
U lit ItVX lift AlIMIIilA UTa O
fipHrted by the affidavit of a creditable
Kituess. statina that Im L.,ira i.
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r'M WilVW tllilL IIWI Uttm I.-,-...
; LIGHT TUliNED ON.
Gov. : Jfarvla Manifesto to the
- 'vU-, . ! - ' -
Th Proposal to W the Western Forth
Carolina Ibtilroad Considered, and
What Vie Governor Thinks of It. "
To the People of North Carolinai
I have to-day exercised the very re
sponsible power rented in me by the Con
stitution and Laws of North Carolina, in
convening the General Assembly in ex
tra session. "' The purpose for which 'the
extra session is called is to consider a
proposition ; made' by W. J. Best, J.N.
Tappan W; Ri Grace and J. D. Fish for
the purchase of the State's interest in,
and thejtpeedy completion of the West
ern North Caroli na Railroad. That road;
as will be seen by -a! glance at the map,
begins at ' Salisbury and rnns west to
Asheville, a distance of 143 miles, to
which point it is noV practically finish
ed. At Asheville the road forks, one
branch running off to the Northwest with
the French Broad River to a place called
Paint Rock, very close to the Tennessee
line, and distant from Asheville 45 miles.
The other, or main line, the oue commonly
known as the Dacktown line, rnns from
Asheville southwesterly for 135 miles
through the counties of Buncombe, Hay
wood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Graham
and Cherokee to Morphy, the county scat
ociieroicee, uie exjrenic western counry
in' the State. Beyond the North Carolina)
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line, and some eighteen or twenty miles
fr0UJ Murphy, in the direct line to Chat-
w : , ,
tanooga, the great railroad centre of the
south and West, is Ducktown. It will be
.therefore, that 'of this road which
private individuals proiwse to buy -and
complete, there aroj iiow 148 miles com-1
pieteil and miles nucompleteU.
It wus not proper to do so in my pro-
.1.. :.... 1..,. T .1....... i n t-ct.i f I
CiiillliltlOII, UUIl X UL t 111 1 Ui IU lUJObll I
now and to yon, that I should detail to
'.... . .
you my connection 1 with the proposition
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for tlie of V the propo
hon lluti Ul character and stand
iuc of the parties making it and my reas-
Ollfor my COUrSO.
My connection with; tho matter in brief,
is as follows :
On the eighth day of January last, Mr.
W. J. Best, of the city of New York, came
to lialeigh and submitted to the board of
directors of the Western North Carolina
Riiilroad. then in session, a proposition to
nurcliase the State's! interest iu said road,
and to complete the! same. I was not
prescut at any f tlie sessions of the
board, but was informed by a copy of a
resolution sent to nie immediately after
their adjournment thai they had declined I
to entertain the propostion. On Saturday
eveuiug, Jauuary the 10th, Mr. Best sub-
mitted to me for myi consideration, in the
presence of the State treasurer and Sec- j
retary of State, a proposition of the same I
general imiort as the one previously sub-1
mitted to the board
of directors, vbut
differing , from the
former, as he I
stated, in that he then proposed to give
the State $450,000 of the first mortgage
bouds of tire new corporation, iustead of
tlie $850, (XX) of stock offered to the board
of directors. I stated to him that the
3450.000 would not: cover the exneudi-
tures made by tjie State on the road since
lit purchase, aud suircested several other
w. VO : " I
chanires. all of which t recrarded to the I
ladrautage of the S tote. The proposition, I
with rhfRA riinnos itiftbrtnii u-no ni.nrrif. I
-- Q ......., ...m. tv nill-
ten and. toiyother with Mr. iwt'a lfti.r
placed on file ln the executive office. Be-
hjeving the matter to be of such impor-
tance as to require my immediate, patient
and i!irnA.t nroahmifinn 1 at nnnn ol I
dressed myself to its consideration.
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At the same time that tho nr,n!Hnn
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wii a firnl UT t Tine t.lniuul wiil. ..1.. I
.v., vs.. 4tMvt niw uin uiau v
Otters from the Senators and members of
in general terms hini hnVir. f tl, i:iM
i1ii m( Tinnlii..r ff..M? T ...i. ir 1 a. I
wj v uitoif i muw iura uest it i
I wrote Mr. Best a
"letter, s;ying that the amount of first
mortgage bonds must bo $550,000, and
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iiuivuwj, iwjmuj; uiftjucMur protecuon.oi I
f . lnAl.nM I,. . t..li. a.
t. . s.. . U , . . .
Wou a inusr au ucner guarratees
ITiir tlin nnrfoin ,k.nl,.;.x.. t .1. 1 I
V-v411 WIHUJJ Ul tllU IIMU.
To lettc Mr. Bestrepliedoa the 19th
dajr of Jauary, asseutiug to all the pro-
posed changes except one. On the 20th
of January he retnrned to Mie city of
iwieign, and on Uie next day in the
presence of Dr, Jl M.Worth, State Treaa-
orer, Col, Wm. L. Saunders, Seci-etary of
f vr?- , vm uuaru ot uireciors,
aud c M Cooke, Esq of the board of iu-
ternai TmprovemeqtS, he went over his
whole proposition with me. Several ad-
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left thecitv to visit !th lin nf !. rail,
"d a"d while at Salisbury had a cor-
I fected copy of tlie proposition sent to me
1 - t" I
I n,ail- As our members of Congress
hiul written tome id general terms ap-
1 myself, , that before taking any de-
cisiye action I should! submit to them tho
i .... . .
piupuiu)ii us aipenueu, and to take their
PinioD as to wliethei it was such an one
10 autho,ize me;tb call a special ses-
CiUU MI 11,0 gisiaiuFO lor its considera
tion 14 Lwa fur tIli8 purpose and no oth
1 er "at Mnt to Washington,
lietore leaving Raleigh I carefully re-
changes that could bo made therein to
Wna Itailroad, at Morganton, to tut Mr,
back frtm AaheyiRe, and requested
me at Greensboro.
.'rliiiv :nti.f .J A-1t ,
They mettueas requested; and on the
way I called. Mr, Best's attention to the
I tl mam limn fo T -f ' r-. -
uos reu, yuo oi uiose
ldinent.: reqirp4 .iiui to-commence
nure, phe further ; advaqtago of the State, 1 caused a thousand copies of the proposi- for the support of convicts about $45,000
ty of re- thereupon at;oncptelegrhed Maj, Wilson, h00 to Pnnted and tent on-ono to Juiakingin all $174,500. To collect tliis
?f?5 the Jreideqt ftf the Westoru North Caro- eam member of the General Assembly, mbner and place it in the treasury the
paying interest ou tue 30ou,uwjursc mori-f j
gage bonds on the day that; the j General I
Assembly shall adopt his offer, Instead of
on the first day of May, as, set j forth in
his proposition. If the contract-should I
be agreed upon the middle of March
this amendment would make aodiffereuce I
of over $7,000 in favor of the. State. The
other change required mi' addition.!
guarantee for the completion of the main I
line to Ducktown. After some hesitation
Mr. Best yielded his assent" to these! j
changes. ; t i J
I arrived In Washington or Thursday,' j
and on- that night the North 1 Carolina in the contract and all the i other coudi
delegation in Congress, accompanied by tions therein stipulated are faithfully
Gen. James Madison Leach and Col. F.i performed! the deed is to be delivered to
EL Shober (one of the board of directors)-
had a consultation with me at the Metro-
politan Hotel, at which Mir. Best audi
President Wilson were present, j The pro-;
position was read over and discussed,
and two changes were suggested making thereto, and the State re-outers at ouce
more explicit a portion that some of the into the : possession, control and owner
delegation thought indefinite.' jThe con- ship of the entire property. H
ference ended at a late hour, with the un- j
derstanding that I was to have these United States Trust Company, the pur
changes properly made and inserted, and chasers are to enter into a contract bind-
that another session would be held on the
next night. I was engaged during the
greater part of the next day (Friday) in
drawing out with great care these pro-1
i i . ' .
poseu cuanges anu in transposing some oi
the sections so as to make the proposition
as explicit as possible. i i
On Friday night these gentlemen again
met me in conference, read over, tho pro-
' . I
position carefully, and addressed me let-
ters approving it and recommending the
- w o
couveumg of the Legislature in extra
session to pass upon it. I
Before I left Washington,!! had re-
quested Maj. Wilson to call together the
board of directors of the W. N. C. Rail-
roau co meet in me city oi ltaieigu ou
the tutu ot t euruary, and l uad called a
montiniT f tli fil nf intm-nxl imiti-ni'n. I
mvvm.,, " w.. v..u v.. u 1UI III J J 1
ments at the same time and place,
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On the assembling of tho board of di
nt: . . , .
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rectors, all being present except Col,
Shober, 1 submitted to them for their
consideration the proposition a&.now per-
fected. On the next day I wasiinformed
by a letter from the secretory of the
board that six of its members were op-
posed to calling an extra session of the
Legislature to consider and pass upon
the proposition, and that fire members
! favored such a call. r On the same after
noon I submitted tho proposition to the
board of internal improvements, which
body was equally divided upon the sub
ject. Among those on both boards op
posing me asseinonng ot ino legislature
a wme of the best men of the State, for
whose opinions upon that or any other
ubject I have the very highest regard,
Iny daty was to me so plain that I
could not let this vital matter rest there,
n tae 12th day of t ebruary I addressed
a communication to l)r. J. Al. orth, the
Statc treasurer, giving him the names of
a tue gentlemen who were parties to the
proposition (which names Mr. Best had
furnished me), and requested him to go
10 ew York at once to investigate their
nuancialand moral standing, and to re-
Port same to me by letter at as early
a y as possible. At ur. worth's re-
qnest I telegraphed to the Hon. Jos. J.
Davis to accompany him to New York
ad assist him in the iuvestications. I
also requested Col. W. E. Anderson, prcsi-
dent of the Citizens' National Bank of this
Place, to make similar lnnuriea tor nit.
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which lie did throuirh his correspondents I
of New York.
Dr. Worth reports that he is perfect-
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IJ aatisned that Mr. Uest and his associ-
ates I Wr. li. Ixface. J. N. Tannnn fine I .1.
D. Fish, possess the financial ability to
fulfill the coutract submitted to vou bv
, . . .? . .
tliem find tllir norfioiinP liinin.ter nml
staudiug is such as to give positive as-
L . "
snrauce-that they honestly intend to car-
rv out any contract the v ma v enter into"
Tr Tli'ia rannrta lliof Macura Tni.w.n
V- -t W. K. ii race and JfN. Tappan
"are gentlemen of large means and all
of them gentlemen of high character,
lAnmninnilini fli. fi . I . ni 1...
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wuuuwvg w uusiuvea
I . ....v .uu
I Till. AnflAnmn rpnnrta tlrnt tliri cnnrinc
Urom wbich he derived his "information
aro aried and of the very highest re-
spectability in New York City, and they
a aSee tafc these aro men who would
not intemiouauy enier upon any uuder-
"iking which would in vole their good
names, or which they might not
m u a
i Hl u..vv muwiwcu mo jnu-
position, my letter books, aud the report
maae to vao by the gentlemen above
named, to the Council of State, and asked
l.r t ' . .1 . . ' y.
xueir auvjee as to wiiemer tne ueneral
Assembly ought to be convened in extra
session. I am informed bv the i Council
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of otato that they aro unanimous in ad-
I vising an extra session of the General
Assembly to cousider tho proposition for
parcluise of the ruilroad, aud in ac-
corOance with this advice I have issued.
1 have exercised all the intelligence,
an1 c"5 1 possess, in conducting the ue-
g""u, auu m mrowuig an possime
1 i .i u ,
safeguards arouud the int
State. I felt obliged, in j
iterests ot the
justice to the
parties contemplating the purchase, while
Sven to it. For this purpose; I have
ueritT, register of deeds and clerk of tlie
Superior Court, and to very , newspaper
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I the State. Any
information that 1
I have on this important
subject ;wiir be
I freely given to any citizen of North Caro
!ina, WUJ h1" i u
aud myt letter-
I vwo o VliLU lur 1IIPWUU1I
The proiiositinn of Mr. lSfclnn.l l.l.
Jasocktc.a iierfoctcd; briefly, stated, is
this : The State, through it$; proper com-
luissioners, is to make a deed, without
any wairanty of title, to Mr. Best and his
associates! for tlie State's; interest in the
V esterulNorth Carolina Railroad. This
deed is not to be delivered to the pur
chasers until the railroad; Is completed
both to Duck town and to Paint Rock,
nor until alt the stipulations of their con-
tract are performed j but until then it is
held m trust by the United; i States Trust
Company, of New York, upon the follow -
mg conditions : ji
If the road is completed as agreed upon
the purchasers j but if they fail in any
one the grant becomes void,! the property
reverts tp the State, the United States
Trust Company is to re-deliver io the
State, the deed and all papers pertaining
Before the delivery of this deed to the
lug themselves, their executors, admin-
istrators and assigns, to build the branch
railroad to Paint Rock by July 1st, 1831,
the Ducktown line as far as; pigeon river
. t . . i . .
oy ute same time, anu to complete tno
Ducktown line by January 1st, 1885.
From the day the act authorizing the sale
is ratified, the purchasers are to nav all
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the interest on the $850,000 mortgage
bonds which the State is now navinsr. and
are in due time to take up and cancel the
The purchasers are to have tho right
to mortgage any mile of the said West
ern North Carolina Railroad that has
been completed and is in operation, to
the extent of SlOOU per mile, but tlie
affirrecate amount ot these mortcaee
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1...,.!-, tnnl,.,l. (In iairt nlA
UUUUS Dimil 1UIIUUU lilt; G!VJJ-jyjJ iivitui-
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fore issued, until tuese later, bonds snail
bo cancelled. Of these bonds issued by
the purchasers they are to deliver to tho
Stato treasury $550,000 to rc-itnburse the
State for its expenditures made since the
purchase of tho road in 1875L The niort-
gage to be made by the purchasers is to
contain a condition that it cannot 'be
foreclosed until the railroad is completed
both to Paint Rock and to ; Murphy, in
Cherokee county, aud this condition is to
be explicitly stated in tho body of all the
mortgage bonds, ' that no defalcation in
the payment of .intereat or anything else
can work a sale of the railroad until it is
completed. If the parties shall fail in their
contract, ; the remedy is twotold. t irst,
the State has the legal right and the abili
to enforce its performance, i But if from
any cause it shall becomo impracticable
or inexpedient to enforce it.s performance,
the railroad agaiu becomes the property
of the State, which takes that part from
Salisbury to Paint Rock with all the
rolling-stock and equipment free and dis-
charged of all mortgage, lcin or encum
bcrauce of any aud every kind, iu favor
of the purchasers or any other person or
corporation except the $850,000 now on it
and tlie actual expenditures made by tho
purchasers in the construction, repair and
equipment ot tho said road, not to ex
cced iu the aggregate 5 350,000. B ut this
jeiu or iudebteduess shall not be due or
iu any way collectable until the com-
plctiou of the Ducktown line to Mur
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. c a..,i,.U.1,A.mAn.. nn..i,..
1 111 kl nildlOUVIVI IllUUtl UIG I Ml 1 11 1.3
r d.uii I.. .,t,aa ti,.n,i-
will absolutely forfeited unless the
road shalL be completed both to Murphy
aad to Paint Rock. If, therefore, the pur-
I ' l
I 1.., o...c. l.nlll tl.A P.iini- l?nl- lir.mud n,,A
SU)p there, the State will take possession
f tl, miim-iA. v1.Mi U rn..hilr
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: ln .nn.ll. ) ivm IVUl TJ. ...
i tiuuucu LU uxs n ui in -i,w,vfV7Vfi. i uu vii-
iy encumbrance upon it will be tiic $350,-
(XX) which is now a lieu upon it, and
which will be due in IBiXJ, and the amount
I 1 i l . 1 ajtii rui
cxncnucu not IO DilCUU fTOUU.lWU WHICH
latter amount will not bo dae until tho
Ducktown line is completed to Murphy ;
hind if the road shall never be!eomnleted
I . . . i .1 " ... ,
1 to AiurpiiF, tnis amouuc win never uo
4 . .. .. , .. .
due. it win uc seen, inereiore, mac uu
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)i;j8 1 1 U I VIIVrUi 9 UUIIU IHU 1 UiUI IU
Ducktown, the Stato will get'a completed
road, said to bo worth $3,000,000 cash, for
I The proposition also contains a provis-
ion that the said purchasers, in the mat
I Ui iiiiiiaiui union, on.iii nun uioiiiuu-
nate arrainst anv North Carolina city or
town, or agamst any one rsonii uaroin.a
city or wwu ovui auuinci . ouuc m
to hire to the purchasers not mve them
U-five hundred convicts, fur which they
are to pay to the Statc $125 each per
.11 . ...
vear. amount ni? hi the asrsresato to SbX'.-
rMi nnnuall v for five veais. or 312.500 in
I ; O C7n -
j The reasons that have influenced me to
convene the General Assembly in extra
session, arc :
IK,. Tho Western North Caroliua
Railroad belongs to tho people of North
present condition bv your money. It is
slowly progressing towards completion
by tho aid you give it, aud surely have
. .. . . . . .
tlio iirht to sav whether you will sell it
I : CT W
tb thoso who will complete ; it, or will
continue to be taxed for its construction.
Second. Under existing laves j the ap
propriations for tho building of tho road,
to paid in cash out of tho State! treasury
annually, are: For interest on the first
mortgage bonds, $50,560; fori the pur
chase of iron and material, $70,000; and
gherifts get 5 per
amounting to $8,725,
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which ; added to
1 ft 174.500. the amount collected, makes
$000 in money collected oiit of your
property every year. .
Third. The taxable property of tho
State is S157.9G7.431.
To raise $tS3,000,
therefore, out of this property require
a tax of 12 cents on every $100 worth of
property." It is a simple matter of calcu
lation for each tax payer to know the ex
act sum to pay annually and will contin
ue to pay if you decline to sell the road
and decide to go ou with tlie work' your
selves. "'! ' '( i" " , u
Fourth The price to be paid for the
convicts, that is to say $G2.500 a year or
8125.00 a head payable quarterly in cash
will entirely relieve you of the burden of
the maintenance of 500 convicts r
Fifth. I think you have a right to the
opportunity of saying through the Legis
lature whetlieryou will relieve yourselves
entirely of this burden, or whether you will
use the money to hasten the completion
of the Western Insane Asylum atMorgan
ton, so that those of ourfellow Wings whom
God has bereft of reason may be provid
ed for with ! decent comforts instead of
languishing in our common jails. '
Sixth. You have a right to say wheth
er you will continue in force the existing
laws or use the money appropriated to
this pnrposo for fostering the public
schools and the education of your chil
dren, in which so much has been left un
done by North Carolina.
beventh. lou have a right to say
whether or not this property ' shall pass
from your hands into those of private
capitalists - who will speedily complete
both lines of this important railway
without further burden to you. j
jIjmu. lou have a right to say
whether you aro williug that these capi
talists shall invest $4,000,000 of their
own money iudevelopiug in the near fu
tmc one of the grandest and most impor
tant sections of our State, a section that bids
fair to be the great mining camp of theUn
ion, aud whether this investment shall be
followed by others almost equally impor
Hinth. It is for you to say Whether
capitalists who have been urged by ap
peals, constantly and earnestly made to
come and invest iheir money amongst
you, shall be permitted to do so.
I Tenth. Itisfor 'you to say whether
your fellow-citizens of tho west are agaiu
to be disappointed. For nearly a half
ceutury they have appealed to you for
lelp. For a quaiter of a-century you
lave responded to their appeals with al
the means iu your possession. During
that time, after expending millions, you
mve been able, of the three hundred aud
forty miles of railway which you project
nearly thirty years ago, to complete only
one hundred and forty, and the track up
on the part completed is almost worn out.
You have in your political conventions
often pledged yourselves to complete the
other two hundred miles, and appropriate
legislation has been participated iu bv
both parties to redeem this pledge. Pri
vate capitalists now oner to relieve you
of this obligation. Whatever may be the
speculation on tho subject, who can say
when another ofl'er will be made f You
are entiled to have au opportunity to ac
cept this oiler or to decide ' to run the
risk of another.
Eleventh. You have a right to say that
you will keep your laith. tvery plan
yet suggested for tho Stato to go ou with
the work without further taxation looks
to the abandonment of tho maiu Duck
town line, and the completion of the
branch to Faint Rock alone. Before your
plighted faith is broken, you are entitled
to the opportunity of accepting, if you
desire, a proposition that vill enable you
to keep that faith, and to strengthen rath
er than losen the bouds ' that bind the
mountains to the plains.
Twelfth This is tho first offer you have
had for the purchase of the road aud for
its completion by private means. It may
or -may not bo your last. But if I knew
absolately that oue equally advantageous
would be made to tho general Assembly
at its regular session next year, I would
still deem it my duty to place it in your
power to act now. Tho extra session, I
find upon investigation, will cost you
about $13,0(X), detailed as follows:
170 members at $4 per diem .......$
2 presiding officers, $2 per diem ad
7 clerks at $5 per diem . i . :
4 door-keepers at '$4. per diem.....
4 servants at $1.50 per diem........
5 pages at $1 per diem i..
I'niiting, fuel, lights and Rtatiouery
estimated at $20 per diem (am
Total per diem 775
It is thought that ten days will be am
ply sufficient for tho Legislature to pass
upon this question. Then, ten days at
$775 per dieiu, will aggregate,
without mileage $ 7,750.00
To which add mileage, taken
from the Auditor's book.. ,5,637.75
This is less than one cent on the $100
worth of property. To wait until next
January means that the sheriff shall col
lect of you lor tue railroad this year
$175,000 ; that is to say twelve cents on
the $100 worth of property, the appro
priations for the road being that nmouut.
To act now, rather than a year from now,
will cost $13,000, and save $175,000. In
other words, it will cost one cent on the
$100 worth of property, and save twelve
eents.. Now I think you have a right to
say whether yon desire to have that elev
en, cents collected this year or what you
will have done with it if collected.
Of the million and a quarter of people
in your State I am only one, on account
of tho position in which you have placed
me, who can give you power to answer
these questions and exercise these rights
for yourselves through your representa
tives, aud to say what you i will have
done with this property aud the money
you are annually contributing to build it.
After mature deliberation, jl have deter
mined, whether wisely or unwisely the
the future will demonstrate, to give yon
this opportunity. Tho way is now open
to you, aud it is fur jou to say what shall
bo done. llespectfully, j ,
v ' , Tiios. J. Jauvjs.
Excctttitvc Office, Ihileigh, Feb. 23, J 830,
House and Sign Painter, T
GraiBinjr. Glaziis, ' "
Satisfaction guarrauteed or no charges
made. Orders from thej:ountry prompt
ly attended to. l&'Am
ChurCh & CO'S. Fine Bakixg
Soda, Put up iu neat packages, for sale
at j. 11. jftcttLiX's.
Horse and Cattle Powders ;
The largest Packages and nmallest dose of any
Powder made, and warranted to do all that it
claims. Manufactured at -' ' -
18:tf . BAEKER S Drug Store.
MERONEY & BRO.
Have their well known establishment In full
and regular work again, and respectfully so
licit orders, lhey have in their employ Air.
J. A. GILL, one of the best Machinists in
thecounto', with. a full force of tried work
men. Are prepared to do all kinds of repairs
on Engines and other Machinery, at Bhort
notice. Their foundery is in full operation
for casting in Iron or Bras. Their Machine
Shop ia turning out SohIi. Blind. Doors, Moul
ding, &c., and everything called for in that
line. Persons wanting anything in these sev
eral branches, would do well to call and see
them. They are still manufacturing the cele
brated Meroney Plow.
One second hand 12-horse portable Steam
Engine, as good as new.
- Also, a 25-horse power Engine, now in daily
use. will be for sale in a month or two. Call
and see them.
Feb. IU, 1880. 18:3ra
O. V. V.
Our Vegetable Vermifuge. The great
est known remedy for expelling worms. Safest,
surest and most reliable. Manufactured at
lS:lf BAKKKU'S Drugstore.
To Country and
TOWN MERCHANTS & DEUGGISTS
NEW YORK COST, BY THE DOZEN :
Laudanum, I'aragoric, Ess. Cinnamon,
Es. Lemon, l-s. 1'epperiuiiil, Bate
inaii's Drops, Godfrey's Cordial,
Castor Oil, Sweet Oil, Cattle
and Horse Powders.
Gall and sec and save freight and other ex
Enniss' Hog Cholera Cure;
A certain and Safe Remedy. Try it.
At Enniss Drug Store.
Enniss' Chicken Cholera Cure
and Preventative ; an Infallible remedy,
at Lixxss' Drug Store.
Onr Quick Cure. As thousands can
testify. Nothing has loen equal to it for
tlie cure of colic, cramps aud diarluea &c.
in their worst forms. Manufactured at.
18:tf BARKER'S Drug Store.
At Eictaonu Prices!
All other Grass Seeds, at Richmond
Prices, (freight included).
Cull and see at ENNISS'.
"Would save money by being careful
enough to buy only
THE BEST BRANDS
(Dissolved Bones), and other Materials
PRICES: $8 to $10 for making One
Ton j or 100 lbs. Cotton, payable Nov. 1st.
i i i
As there arc a great many Spurious and
Inferior brands ottered you at low figures.
which are shipped under the name of
"Chemicals," to avoid taxation and analy
sis, I repeat, you should be Very Careful
anu save your money by getting such
goods as are legally authorized to bo sold
in tho State, and have been analyzed aud
IsT Don't forget also that I continuo to
keep tlie old established and reliable
"NAVASSA" and "PACIFIC"
And COTTON MIXTURE, which I have
been Helling for the last 12 years with perfect
satisfaction. You have onlv to ask thote who
Have tried them. Do nol waste time, money and
trouble by experimenting wiih the nianv ne
and untried brands now going to be offered Vou.
You will do well to commit the undersigned
(who for the last! 4 years ha made this a spe
cial business) before urchasinc.
J. ALLEN BROWN.
P. S Mr. J A. Cook, w my authorized
Agent at China Grove, and will sell at Salis
bury price. 15:tapl0
Oar Cough Syrnp. The most palata
ble, soothing and efficacious remedy ever
placed before the public for that mott
dreaded of diseases, coughs, colds, &c,
manufactured at BARKER'S
I3:tf Drug Stoic.
Foiflery t MaotoB
TO LAMDI& MINERAL
Farming or Mineral t.Il1,
i ? -
r : alon2 ti.k
of the Xorth Carollna Kaitroad. froJ n e
cora io vji reeuuon, aiui wi8 t di.ZJ
of tno same, win do well to call n PJI
l : . tt ... . t . ! .
: UNO. 11. JNISS, Apt
Anrl nn will not onlv rat TtinA- i .
the Best Goods made. You will find iB !
Well Selected Stock of Hardware. vL?
- j w uiuur w . nn .
Threshers, and Sewing machines,
Straw-Cutters 4 Corn-Slrellerg,
Grain Cradles, Grain i and Grass fnl, r
Plows, Hoes, Mattocks; and Picks, Shob,
Spades and Forks, Glass, Paihta, Oily PmtT'
and Varnish, Locks, 'Hinges nnd Screw,'
DisxlerCi Cro-Cut, Hand and-Mill Saws
Blacksmith & Carpenter
HOUSE AXD MULE SHOES 1: i
Tin and Hollow Ware, Patent Oil Cah.J
Patent Fly-Fans and Traps, i ,1
BUGGIES, OPEN AND WITH TOPS, 1
Buggy-Harness, Harness Leather and ;
Mountings, Wagon and Buggy Materials, S
and many other articles too tedious 1o I
mention. i " ii ; M
At Heilig's old stand, main street -SALISBURY,
N. C. '
- S0:ly .!
L33r S. CTSBAIT,
ATTORXEYl jlT L.iW
SALISBURY, IV. C.,
Practices in the State and Federal
NORTH CAROLINA, y
A. A. Weaver and Susan 1 -.
Weaver, adm'rs of Christian !
Evajis, dee'd, Vlatjf, Petition to j
Kplir iim Dislier, Siirah Di- Sell Land fur
lier, Elizabeth Evans, Mary J- ,
Di.-lier, Jno rulrz, Louana AerteU. i
Fullz, Dan'l Evaiis.Luriflda
Kvan.s ainl Michael Evans.
lleirs-at-Law, DtfendTls.) !
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court !
from the return of the 8heriff ami the sffidarit 1
defendants in the above proceedings, jh a nun- j
resident of this State, and a necet-fary party to i
the determination of this proceeding, in refer- f
ence to the real estate in this Stale: It m there-1
fore ordered, tJiat publication be-niade once i j
week for ix consecutive weeks in the "Carult-j
na Watchnian' a newspaper published in the
Michael Evans to appear, before the Clerk of.j
our Superior Court at his office in the Court i
lluiie in Leri:igton, Davidson coynty, on!
Thursday the 11th day of March, 1880, sad
answer the petition jji this proceeding, oilier
wi.se judgment will Te taken- according to lb r
prayer of the petitioners.!
15:6w C. F. LOWE. C.S.C
Davidson County, 1Wl!y n, .
R. J. Cecil, Adm'r of Evan Da-"
vis, dece'd. i Trff.
A tjninit .
W. C. Davi.-7 widow, and Chal
mers S. Davis, Mary -E' Da
vis, II. D. Jenkins and wife.
Petition to r
Susan S. Jenkins, Thos. P. Da
vis, Andrelr Hoffman and Wife ;
Antoinette C. Hoffman, Olivia
C. Davis, Ida V-Davis and Jno
W Davis, (the three last nam'd
being minors without guard
Uell land lor
ians) heirs-al-law, ' JDffdts'. J
It appearing to the satisfaction of th
rniit-t i.. iis ci..;flrv.n.....iPii:ntiltli
affidavit t Vi t f'h-;!inr T' hitit oiTeofthfi
v v i. urn liiu n i : i. u i ia uiu i.iu v
Defendants in the above named proceedings,:
is a non-resident of this State, and is nec
essary party to tlie final determination ot
this proceeding in reference to real estattin'
this State : It is therefore ordered bj the
Court, that publication be made once a week
for six consecutive weeks in the ttditbury
Watchman, a newspaper i published in lh
. i' e..i: .i :r's v. '1.1.
iiinu hi O.U15UUI j , uuiujriug mc wuu v.
niers E. Davhi,' to appear before the Clerk
of the Superior Court of 1 Davidson County,
at his office in the Court house in Lexingto
on .Monday, the 29th day of March, 1880,
and answer or -"demur to the petition, which
has been filed In this proceeding, othcrwi
judgment wil( be taken according to thr
praynrof the petitioner.-i ;
C. F. Lowe, C. S. C, t-
Luaries Lu lieitman, ;
.annviuvj AW A VfcAVtVUVS ; --Z
Num GaroM !PresIulfiriaiJ
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both attractive Jiud usef nl. To do this w
nreseut such a-varietv of moral and rehi
L'ions reading na will liirt read hv VOBHtf
aud old, rich and poor, ' clergy 'and laitjg.
learned and ualearned. Our special a"P
is to publish at live papef. ! 7
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J. 11. Adger and A. V. 3Iiller; Kev. Mes
srs. Jos. M. Atkinson, El IL HardinfT, JJ'
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uclia Phillips Spencer, Mrs. H. Mrfr,B'
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Address, JOHN McLAUBlXi n
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