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section 45, chapter 199, laws of
On motion of Mr. Morrison, the
rules were suspended and the bill
to regulate the salaries of the Gov
ernor and Treasurer was taken up
on its third reading.
Mr. Gorman moved to amend by
striking out section 2, $2,500 and
. insert $3,000, as the salary of the
Mr. Anderson of Clay, moved to
amend section 1, by giving the
Governor $300 Instead of. $5,000 as
the bill now provides. Lost.
Mr. Heaton spoke at some length
in favor of the reduction of the sal
ary of the Governor to $4,000 per
Mr. Brown of Davidson, moved
to amend the first section of the bill
by giving the Governor $3,GO0.
Mf. Settle moved to amend by
striking out $2,500 for the Treasurer
and Insert $2,000, and to allow mm
to employ an additional clerk at a
salary of 1 1.000. Lost.
The bill then passed its third
On motion of Mr. Gorman, the
House adjourned til half-past 10
, Thursday, Dec. 12, 1872.
' Senate met at 11 o'clock.
Mr. President' Morehead lnthe
- Journal of yesterday read and ap
Mr. Morehead stated he had been
unavoidably delayed for two days
longer than he had leave. -
. 9 - - ' .
BEPOIIT3 O COMMITTEES? ,
Reports from standing Commit
tees were presented-fey Messrs. Mur
ray, Troy, Welch, Gudger, Grandy
" A message was received from the
House transmitting a number of
bills and resolutions which had
passed that body, and asking con
currence of Senate in same, which
were appropriately disposed of.
. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
Mr. Davis, bill to change dividing
line of Franklin and Granville
counties on South side of Tar River.
Mr. Grandy, bill to amend chap.
12, Revised Code, in relation to
Mr. Dunham, bill to repeal chap.
133, publi6 laws of 1871-'72.
Mr. Miller, bill to prevent the
sale of liquors within two miles of
Shelby, Cleaveland county.
Mr. Grandy, bill to amend sub
division 15, chap. 178, public laws
Bill to be entitled an act to alter
the Constitution of the State, was
being read, when
Mr. Cowles moved the further
reading be postponed and made a
special order for 111 o'clock Mon
day. 3Ir. Grandy moved to amend by
making special order for 16th Jan
uary. Mr. Merrimon opposed the mo
tion. Mr. Grandy spoke at length, and
was in favor of postponement.
Said he was opposed in toto to in
terfering with the Constitution of
. Mr. Stilley thought some amend
. ments were necessary to the Consti
tution, but it should not be acted
on hastily. He favored postpone
ment. ; Mr. Harris favored amendments
in some particulars, but wanted
. tinve to consider them.
Mr. Welch moved that the bill
be recommitted to the Committee
Mr. Love opposed the motion to
Mr. Merrimon opposed the mo
tion, and was in favor of it passsing
!ts second reading to-day, and then
made special order for a future day.
Mr. King opposed the present
bill, but favored some amendments.
Mr. Norwood thought it should
be acted upon deliberately, and was
willing for a postponement that the
senators couiu ail consider wen tne
important steps to be taken.
Mr. Welch spoke in favor of his
motion to recommit.
. Mr. Grandy's motion to postpone
until the 16th of January, prevail-
ed yeas 23, nays 17.
.Af - I t .1
the vote, in order that Mr. Welch's
motion could be considered. Adop
ted. Mr Welch then moved that it be
recommitted to the committee with
instructions to divide it into sec
tions and report the same on Tues
day, the 17th Inst.
Mr Avera introduced a resolution
concerning the State debt. Referred.
Mr Ellis of Columbus, a bill in re
lation to the support of the Insane
Asylum allows $70,000, to defray
Mr Ellis of Columbus, a b'll to
prevent the sale of spirituous liquors
within twe miles of Pleasant Plains
ru,..u T r J
Mr Norwood, a resolution ofin
'struction to the judiciary com mi t
Tjeave of absence was granted to
Mess. j. iiil.H f i'niurobus, and Rea
per for com.iiiui o duty.
Mr Grandy was granted leave of
absence for five days.
BILLS ON THIRD READING.
Bill to prevent the destruction of
fish in certain waters and at cer
tain seasons passed its final reading.
Mr Cunningham moved a suspen
sion of the rules in order to take up
the bill incorporating the New
York, Norfolk and Charleston Rail
road Company. Suspended.
The bill was read with the amend
ments offered by the committee.
The amendments were adopted, j
. Mr Grandy offered an additional
amendment thereto. Adopted.
Mr Merrimon offered an amend
ment requiring the construction of
the Road to begin within 12 months.
Mr Merrimon moved to strike out
This created considerable discus
sion. Messrs. Stilley, Love, Grandy,
Welch and Chamberlain spoke
against striking out the section, and
advocated the bill In an able man
ner. " .
Messrs. Norwood and Morehead
of Rockingham, were in favor of in
ternal improvements, but did not
like to grant this company too much
Mr Merrimon defended his motion
to strike out, giving his reasons why
it should be adopted.
Mr Murphy, an amendment to
come In section 8, line 2, after the
Mr jsierrimon'8 amendment to
strike out section 8 then failed.
Several other amendments were
offered by Messrs. Cowles and Hor
ton, who, after a long discussion
Mr Grandy spoke at some length
on the bill, scoring the Western
men for trying to clog the bill by
The bill as amended then passed
its second readme yeas 36. nays b.
On motion of Mr Lovevt he Senate
adlourned until 10 o'clock to-mor
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, Dec. 12, 1872.
House called to order at half-past
10 o'clock, A. M.
Speaker in the Chair.
Leave of absence was granted Mr.
Brown of Davidson. '
Mr. Moring presented a memorial
from the Juchre of the 7th Judicial
District and members of the bar of
said District. "
The memorial was appropriately
Mr. Dennett from the committee
on the indiciarv. Mr. Settle from
the committee on salaries and fees.
Mr. Morrison from the committee
on enrolled bills, submitted reports.
, B v. Mr. Cox. a resolution in favor
of Arthur-Dennis. Referred.
By Mr. Perry of Bladen, a reso
lution for the relief of Evander
Sinarletarv. Register of Deeds of
Bladen county. Referred.
- By Mr. Dula, a . resolution of in
s traction to the committee on education.-Calendar.
v . V
By Mr. BennetJ, a bill to incor
porate the Wilmington and Wes
tern Railway Company. Referred.
. By Mr. Gudger,a bill in relation
to obstructions in the Catawba
By Mr. Jones of Orange, a bill in
relation to the sale of spirituous li
quor in the town of Durham. Re-
By Mr. Bean, a bill to 7 repeal
chapter 21 of the public laws of
By Mr. Richardson, a bill to al
low the commissioners of Catawba
Jy to lev' tt special taxi
Mr. Jones of Caldwell, from the
committee on corporations submit
ted a report.
Under a suspension of the rules.
House resolution of instruction to
the committee on education was
taken up, which was,
On motion of Mr. Johnston of
Buncombe, laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Goodwyn of
Halifax, the rules were suspended,
House bill No. 48 was taken up.
The bill amends chapter 139 of the
laws of 1871-'72,,and provides for 5
cents mileage each way to county
commissioners attending meetings
of the board in addition to the sal
ary of $2 dollars per day.
Mr. Stanford spoke in opposition
to the bill.
Mr. Watson moved to amend by
striking out $2 dollars and inserting
$3 dollars per day.
Mr. Goodwyn of Halifax, opposed
the amendment in a speec h of some
Mr. Ellison spoke in favor of the
amendment offered by Mr. Watson.
Mr. Bowman offered a proviso
"that the county commissioners
shall not receive mileage for more
than four terms in any one year,
nor per diem for more than twelve
days in a year."
The speaker announced that the
question now was upon the substi
tute offered by the committee, the
original bill being to allow county
commissioners $3 dollars per day.
Mr. Brown of Davidson, moved
to lay the whole matter upon the
table, upon which motion Mr. Dud
ley called- the yeas and nays.
The motion was lost by a vote of
yeas 33, nays GS.
Question recurred upon the reso
lution reported by the committee
and it was adopted.
The Question recurred upon Mr.
Mr. Badger moved to amend by
saying that the proviso shall not ap
ply to the county of Wake. lie
thought the proviso was a good one.
The chair ruled Mr. Watson's
amendment out of order, as the
House had negatived such two
propositions to pay $3 per day, in
the adoption of the substitute giv
ing $2 per day and five cents mile
age. Mr Settle after explaining his
reasons therefor called the previous
The vote recurred on the amend
ment offered by Mr. Williamson
that the proviso should only apply
to the county of Mitchell. Lost.
The amendment offered by Mr.
Badger was lost. "
The question recurred upon the
proviso offered by Mr. Bowman,
which was also lost.
The bill then passed its second
reading. Upon the third reading
of the bill, amendments were offer
ed by Messrs. Dula, Anderson of
Clay, Jones of Caldwell, Ellison
and Trivett, all of which were re
acted. Mr. Settle called the previous
question which was sustained, and
the bill passed it3 third reading.
By Mr. Marler, a resolution of in
struction to the judiciary commit
tee. me rules were suspended and
the resolution was adopted.
uyiur. liaager, a mil to
porate the town of Apex,
Under a suspension of the
House bill for the better securii
life property on Railroads, ami
other purposes was taken up.'
The bill makes it a capital crime
to obstruct Railroads for the pur
pose of throwing cars off the tract,
or by shooting or throwing stones
at cars in motion, Ac
Mr. McGehee spoke at length in
favor of its adoption.
. Mr. Ellison thought
that a bill of
this magnitude should
Mr. Badger opposed
or the bill.
The bill then passed
By Mr. Beau, a bill in regard to
certain sales in North Carolina.
Under a suspension of the rules,
House bill to establish the line be
tween North Carolina and Tennes
see at a given point was taken up
and passed its third reading.
By Mr. Ellison, a resolution of
Instruction to the committee on
Deaf, Dumb and the Blind. Re
ferred. Under a 'suspension of the rules,
House bill No. 4, authorizing the
word company,- the words
the completion of said
commissioners of Clay county to
levy a tax for the building of a Jail
house in! Hayesville in said coun
ty, was taken j: up and passed its
several readings. f ' -
Under a suspension of therules,
House bill No. ,40, to amend an act
to provide the procedure in special
proceedings and for other purposes,
was taken up and passed its several
readings!.' j; "
Under a suspension of the rules,
the resolution) for the relief of
"Rvnndpr 'Sinirletarv. Register of
Deeds for Bladen county, was ta
ken up, and j . ',' ' !
On motion of Mr. Johnston, re
ferred te the committee on the Ju
diciary. i! , -
Under a suspension of the rules,
House resolution no. C9, providing
for the building of five new alcoves
in the State Library was taken up
and passed its third reading. !
House resolution no. 4, asking our
Representatives in Congress to use
their influencein having the bank
rupt law so amended as to place
the advantages of the law within
the reach of the poorer classes of
our citizens, passed its several read
House bill no. 04, to prevent the
sale of spirituous liquor within 1J
miles of Cold Springx Camp Ground
in Cabarrus county, wa3 taken up
and passed its several readings. ;
The Houso adjourned til to-morrow
at 10 o'clock.
j Friday, Dec. 13, 1872
Senate met at 10 o'clock.
, President Moreheadn tlte Chair.
J ournal of yesterday read and ap
proved. , . ! - 'i- v i
Mr Chamberlain stated that he
had been misrepresented in The
News in being . reported that he
agreed with Mr Grandy in his speech
on yesterday on the railroad bill, i
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. j
Reports fronl standing commit
tees were presented by Messrs. Cun
ningham, Murray, Merrimon,
Cowles, J Scott, Todd and Ellis o
MrRes;ess, a bill authorizing the
levying lot" a special tax in Beaufort
county. Referred. ' j
On motion of Mr Murray, the
rules were suspended, and the bill
authorizing the commissioners of
Guilford county to levy a special
tax, was taken up, and passed its
Mr McCauleyL .a bill concerning
the right of way to public worship
in Union county. , Referred. i
Mr Love, a resolution in favor of
II. Adatns. Referred.
Mr Norwood, a resolution amend
ing the joint rules of order. Laid
over. i . ' !
The bill incorporati ng the New
York, Norfolk and Charleston Rail
way Company, was read third time.
Mr Durham desired to explain
why hej voted against the bill he
was not! opposed to the building of
the road, but djj n t like the bill
without certains amendments to it,
and spoke at s. no length slating
why the amendments were necessary-
I ! !
Mr Morehead, of Rockingham,
concurred in the views of Mr Dun
ham and offeree some amendments
theretoj as follows : Strike out so
much of the bill as allowed ;the
company to decrease its stock;
stiike out the part that allows the
company to change its name; and
that th commissioners appointed
to asset damages shall be appoint
ed under the provisions of the gen
eral raijroud law. j
Mr Chamberlain' stated that the
friends pf the road would accept the
The bill then passed its third and
final reading by a vote of 41 to 1. j
Mr Love introduced a bill in re
lation tO printing the private Jaws.
Mr Seymour moved that the rules
be suspended and 'the bill just pass
ed be sent to thei House. Adopted.
On motion of Mr. Troy, the rules
were suspended! and the bill re-
enacting the charter of the Fayette
ville and Floreiice Railroad Com
pany was taken; from Calendar and
passed second and third readings. ,
Mr. Ellis, ot Catawba, from the
Committee on Printing, submitted
a report stating the reasons why.the
Committee recommended the in
crease of the price of State Printing.
The hour having arrived for the
special (order, (bill in relation to
election of Superior Court Judsres)
it was postponed until the printing
bill was disposed of, on motion of
Mr. Merrimon. j
Mr. Worth said he wished the
price fixed to be affair one one that
would -not cramp the printer, and
then wanted it given to tlie friends
of his party. : ;
Mr. Respess ' stated that he was
willing1 for a fair price to be paid,
and thought that 75 cents per 1,000
for plain matter and $1.50 for rule
and figure work was a good price,
and moved it as an amendment to
the bill. !
Mr. King thought that a high
price and was in favor of enacting
new law in regard to printing. i
iJr. Seymour -favored a new act.
Mr. Troy mdved to insert the
words re-enact" in the first clause
of the bill. Arirtptod. r j,
Mr. Love spoke in favor of the
prices fixed by the Committee as
fair and just. 1 ; t
Mr. Stilley moved the further
consideration of the bill until to
morrow. ,;1 ;
Mr. Love called the previous
question. - .:! 1 I
Mr. Respess' motion failed by the
following vote : I
Affirmative, 22 ; negative, 23.
The bill then passed its second
reading by the following vote:
Affirmative, 26; negative, 19.
On motion of Mr Waring, the
bill was enrolled and ordered to be
sent to the House. , i
A message was received from the
House ( transmitting a number of
bills which had passed that body,
and asking the concurrence of the
Senate In the same, which were re
ferred or otherwise disposed of. j
Mr. Seymour ! introduced a bill to
amend) the charter of the Neuse
River Navigation Company. Re
ferred.! U ;
Mr. Cowles moved a suspension
of the rules in order to take up the
bill in relation to the salary of the
Governor and other officers. Lost.
Senate bill to incorporate the
Bankoi the city of Raleigh was be
ing read, when ;M I j
Mr. Horton moved it be made a
special order for to-morrow,' ;11
o'clock. Adopted.1 , '
On motion o" Iir' Love, the rules
were suspended, and the bill ex
tending the time of taking out
grants in McDowell county passed
its several readings.' - - r . ,
The rules were suspended on mo
tion of. Mr. Powell, and the bill
providing for the election of Supe
rior Court Judges passed its second
and third reading yeas 39, nays 3.
BILL ON SECOND BEADING.
The bill to regulating the interest
of money in this State with a sub
stitute from the committee, fixing
the rate at 6 per cent where no rate
is6pecified and limiting it to 12
per cent. , -r
Mr Avera moved .to lay the bill
on the table. Lost. ' .
Mr Ellis of Catawba, moved to
strike out 12 and insert 15.
. Mr King advocated the bill and
Mr Stilley spoke at some length
In favOr of the substitute. . '
Mr Humphrey thought the rates
should be unlimited.
Mr Avera was opposed to high
Mr Merrimon wa3 opposed to
changing the present rates and
thought to establish higher rates
would redound to the injury of the
mass of the people. -
MrNorwood spoke at some length
and was in favor of a general law
fixing the rates of interest. ' 5
. Mr. Nicholson opposed both the
original bill and substitute.
Mr Earnhardt coincided with Mri
Nicholson, and said if confidence
1.1 I l 1 I .rU
man thare would bo
Mr. Waring said that if he were
to consult the interest of the bar he
would favor the bill, for it would
derange all previous contracts, c.,
and moved to lay the bill on the
Mr King called the previous ques
When the amendment offered by
Mr. Ellis failed yeas 12, nays lo.
The substitute and original also
failed to pass.
On motion the Senate adjourned
until 10 o'clock.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Friday, Dec. 13, 1872.
House called to order at 101 a. m.
Speaker in the Chair.
Mr. McNeill presented a rnemori
al from citizens of Robeson county
in relation to the sale of liquor near
places of worship, which was ap
Mr. Bennett from the Committee
on the Judiciary, Mr. Stanford from
the Committee on f inance, Mr.
Moring from Committee on En
grossed bills, Mr. Carson from Com
mittee on Library, and Mr. Rich
ardson from Committee on Finance
Mr. Bennett, resolution of instruc
tion to the Judiciary. Calendar.
Mr. Marler, resolution for benefit
of teachers of common schools. Re
Mr. Shackelford, bill in favor of
E. Merrill, Sheriff of Onslow Co
Mr. Watson, bill to require fines
and penalties to bo paid into the
County Treasury for. county schools
and the poor. Referred.
Mr. Abbott, bill to amend sec. 8,
chap. 139, laws of 1872. Referred.
Mr. Goodwyn, bill to authorize
the Commissioners of Halifax coun
ty to levy a special tax. Referred.
Mr. Grandy, bill to amend sec.-l J
chap. 215, laws of 18G8-'G9. Refer
red. Mr. Marler bill to be entitled an
act to amend sections 1 and 8, chap.
71, public laws 1871-'72. Referred.
Mr. Bryant of Alleghany, bill to
lay out and construct a public road
from A.M. Bryant's to the Virginia
Mr. McNeill, bill to prevent the
sale of spirituous liquors near Beau
ty Spot Church, Robeson county.
Mr. Jones of Northampton, bill to
incorporate the town of Jackson,
Northampton county. Referred.
Bill giving the Commissioners of
Bladen county certain powers was
taken up and passed its third read
ing by a vote oi yeas si, nays is.
Mr. Jones of Caldwell, irom the
Committee on Corporations, sub
mitted a report.
Resolution to instruct Committee
on Constitutional Reform to inquire
into the propriety of so amending
article 6, section 3, of the Constitu
tion of the State as to make all elec
tions vive voce, was taken up.
Mr. Houston moved to lay the
resolution on the table, whereupon
Mr. Badarer called the ayes and
naves. The call was sustained.
The motion to lay on the table
prevailed ayes 78, nays 27.
Resolution authorizing the At
tornev General to test in the Su
preme Court of the United States the
jurisdiction of the Circuit Court of
the United States in the case of
Lee Dunlap, (colored) was taken up
and passed its several readings.
Bill to prevent cattle from dis
temper and other infectious diseases
was taken up. Alter a lengthy de
bate the resolution passed its third
reading by a vote oi yeas bz, nayes
Alter a long deoa:e the Dill was
referred to the judiciary committee.
By Mr Jones of Caldwell, a bill to
empower the commissioners of
Caldwell county to sell certain
By Mr Abbott, a bill enticing
minors to leave their homes a mis
The bill in regard to certain sales
in the State was token up.
Mr Settle hoped the bill would
pass at once.
Mr Waush was opposed to it and
moved to indefinitely postpone the
Messrs. Bean and Goodwyn sup-
portea ine measure.
Mr Waugh withdrew his motion
to indefinitely postpone.
Mr Johnston offered a proviso ex
cepting all counties West of the
lilue Ridge. Rejected.
Mr Warlick moved to except
Burke county. Lost.
Mr Waugh moved to except Sur
ry county. Lost.
. Mr Houston moved to amend by
excepting the counties west of the
Catawba River. Lost.
Mr Bryan, of Wilkes, moved to
amend by excepting the county of
On motion of Mr Settle the pre
vious question was called, and the
bill passed its several readings.
The bill to incorporate theNorth-
ern and Southern Telegraph Com
pany, was taken up.; ;
, ; On motion of -Mr Craigethe bill
was referred to the judiciary com
mittee. - .i -i - : -V : ,v ' . ' "
The bill to repeal chapter 8, laws
of 1870-,71, was taken up, - and, on
motion of Mr Dula was referred to
the judiciary committee, i
- The Senate resolution to raise a
joint committee of. five to rent out
by contract the keeping of the pub
lic grounds and buildings was taken
up and passed its third readings. ".
Mr.Gorman moved to lay the res
olution on the table. The motion
kwas lostr . " v5: 'r i' -
r By Mr .Ellison, a resolution of in
struction to the, committee on edu
By Mr. Morrison, A resolution in
reference to the Penitentiary. Cal
The resolution raising a joint se
lect committee of 5 to examine into
accounts of the Treasurer was taken
up and adopted.
? By Mr. Gilmer,' a resolution rais
inerajoint select committee of 16
rto take into consideration the con
stitutional amendments proposed by
the last General Assembly, as to
whether they shall be acted on as a
whole or separately.
; On motion of Mr. Waddell, the
-rules were suspended and the reso
lution was taken up, and
On motion of Mr. Brown f Meck
lenburg, the further consideration
of the bill was postponed til to-morrow
at 11 o'clock, a. m.
s The chair announced Messrs.
Johnston, Corson and Dickey as the
ouse branch of committee to let
The bill to amend section 9, of the
act concerning county Treasurers
was taken up and passed its several
Under a suspension of the rules,
genate bill No. 9, to incorporate the
N. C. State .Lite Insurance Com
pany was taken up and passed its
The bill to amend section S, of the
act concerning the government of
counties was taken up.
The substitute offered by the
committee was adopted, and the
bill passed its several readings. '
On motion of Mr Bennett, the
rules were suspended and the reso
lution instructing the judiciary com
mittee to report a bill to require the
Auditor to give bond, &c, was ta
ken up and adopted, i i
The bill to discontinue a public
highway in Forsythe county from
Salem to Moses Stewarts, was taken
up and passed its several readings.
The House adjourned til to-mor
row at half-past 10 o'clock, a m.
From Daily News, Dec. 14,
Our Railroads -President
Col. A. S. Buford, President of
the Richmond and Danville Rail
road, made his report at the twenty
fifth annual meeting of the stock
holders, held in Richmond last
Wednesday, the 11th inst.
- From Col. Buford's report, we
gather some interesting particulars
in regard to three railroads in which
some of our people feel more or less
intt'rested to-wit: The Roanoke
Valley, the North Western North
Carolina, and the North Carolina
The Richmond and Danville road
has taken charge of Roanoke Val
ley road and has contracted to con
struct a line from Keysville, on the
R. & P.,4.-lt.; to CJUirksville, on
the Roanoke River, the work to be
done by the 15th of November,
3. This road will be of much
service to the people of this State
who live in the counties adjacent to
Col. Buford says when the road is
completed to Clarksvill only, in af
fording transportation and conse
quent development to one of the
most producti ve and desirable dis
tricts of Virginia and North Caro
lina, it will bring valuable acces
sions ot business to the Danville
road. M i
Iu speaking of the North Wes
tern North Carolina Railroad.
which leaves the main; line at
Greensboro and extends westward
ihrmiorh n forli lo to'tmn in S!ci1uyt
Col. Buford gives the circumstances
under which the Danville road ob
tained control of it:
From Greensboro to Salem the
work of graduating, masonry and
supplying cross-ties had been fin
ished during the year 1870. In
1871, the Company being unable to
complete the work, made proposals
lor its transier to the lticnmond
and Danville Company to have it
completed and put in operation
within a reasonable period. It was
not until the 29th of March, 1872,
mat any positive agreement was
made. On that day a final contract
was entered into between the two
companies, by which the Richmond
and Danville company undertook
to complete the road from Greens
boro to Salem, a distance of 29 miles.
in consideration of the issue and de
livery to the Richmond and Dan
ville Company of 1,600 shares be
ing a majority of the whole of its
capital stock, and also $500,000, be
ing the whole issue of the. first
mortgage bonds of the North Wes
tern JNorth Carolina Railroad,
which had been before authorized
by law. In accordance with this
contract, the stoek and bonds have
been issued and delivered to the
Richmcnd company, and work
commenced last aii. About one-
half of the track is now laid, the
work is going on actively; and will
be soon completed. Two of the
depots have been finished and the
remaining: one at &aiem . can oe
completed in a few weeks.
In resrard to tne iNortn uaronna
Road. Col. Buford informs us that
it is beirnr successfully operated un
der the contract of lease of Septem
ber 11th. 1871. In order to promote
its usefulness to the communities it
serves and to secure its continued
prosperity and value, the tariff rates
have been i revised so as to reduce
passenger iare ana ireignc auoui
twenty per cent. 7 ! -
Col. liuford tninKs mat me dusi-
ness of the Road, though not fully
sustained during some periods of
the past year, proves that the prop
erty is self-sustaining and will be
come remunerative for the cost and
risk of its control, and eminently
useful to North Carolina and adja
cent States as a public highway and
artery of commerce. 7 7
Mb. Jacob Jaspeb dropped dead
in the streets of Salisbury, was walking
with his daughter at the time, just be
low the Bank. Was 65, and died or
heart disease, says the Watchman.
THURSDAY, IEC. 1 9, 1S72
The Weekly Era.
. We have at last got the Weekly
JZrato what we want it, and now,
we - present to the people of North
Carolina a ' weekly paper we are
proud of. .It has been enlarged, re
vised and greatly improved, and it
appeals to the; support of every Re
publican in the State Viod is in all
respects a paper for the people.
We re-publish ? from V the Daily
News of this city, a very timely,
appropriate and satisfactory article
on the management and progress of
some of the Railroads in which the
people of North Carolina are vitally
interested. " - ?
We welcome, with no little pleas
ure, the appearance of articles of
such practical value to pur people.
and so materially to all the interests
of the State. We propose a hearty
co-operation with our city contem
porary in all matters looking to the
material well-being and prosperity
of North Carolina; and in the field
before us we believe the Neics can,
at present, accomplish ;more than
any "paper Of the'Statei afibT, in ev
erything, save ; the advocacy of its
partisan principles and the danger
ous practices of its.' party politics,
we shall be happy rto supplement
every effort the Neics may make in
behalf of North Carolina and the
The State of North Carolina, with
all her great interests, magnificent
capitol building, noble charities and
splendid history is " to let V
Already are. there propositions
before the Legislature to let out the
Capitol, the State Library and pub
lic grounds ; the Governor's Palace
haying been under lease for a num
ber of years.
The other property and institu
tions of the State will be advertised,
we hear, before the Supreme Court
has an opportunity to decide who
are the legal custodians of the State
House, grounds, property and char
itable and reformatory institutions.
Thus, like Bledsoe and his Stew
ard crying their " savings " of 44 rot
ten fish" through the market places,
and seeking a customer for their
"perquisites " of provisions paid for
bv the State and "stinted11 from
the allowances of starving con
victs in the State pen, self-imposed
agents of North Carolina may soon
be seen carrying the auctioneers
bell and red fliur. 44 hawkinsr " the
erreat State of North Carolina af-
ter the manner of a vender of-
Our State in the War.
As a Confederate soldier, in the
service or JNortn jaroiinaanu ner
Southern sisters throughout the en
tire period of the war, we claim a
just pride in the glory of the con
test : for if there was no eriory in
the heroism and valor displayed by
the soldiers of the South in the late
war, then there is no glory in any
conflict of arms. We grant to every
one his opinion regarding the mer
its or dements of the issue we are
merely talking about the fight the
soldierly qualities of our people
the gallantry with which they res
ponded to the call of their State and
none more erallantly than those
union-loving men who believed the
It was the mistake of some during
the war. that, only they aided and
fought the war, who wanted the
war and early favored the secession
of the Southern States. It was the
mistake after the war, that, only
thev could support and abide the
Union who had clung to and refus
ed to fight the Union.
"But, the greatest mistake of all,
and the most serious in its results
to our people,! was the feeling and
opinion that no good Southern man
or true Confederate soldier could
ally himself with the Republican
party of the nation.
For, there is nothing in the prin
ciples of the Republican party "aiid
nothing in its practices, now, forbid
ding the alliance and support of any
Confederate soldier of the South;
and there has been no time since
the close of the war when the men
who so gallantly followed Lee, or
bravely led the charges of Jackson,
Stuart and Hampton might not
have given their undivided support
and unreserved adherence to Grant;
and we are glad that this sentiment
and opinion is at last penetrating
the ranks and taking hold of the
minds of the men lately composing
the Confederate Army.
We regret to see evidences of a
dispute and controversy between
Generals Hood and Early on the
relative merits of the soldiers ol
North Carolina and Virginia, and
the support these States gave the
Confederacy, j General Hood on a
visit to Raleigh took occasion to
compliment the valor and well-
known heroism of our people. To
this Early apparently takes excep
tion and deems it worth while to
come ou in a card, which, by odi
ous comparison, reflects on North
We resent the implied affront.-
Jb or, be it known to General Jttariy,
all others, that the State of North
Carolina was pre-eminently a Union
State, and a majority of the soldiers
of ISprth Carolina were Union men,
who only deemed it their duty to
fight the 'Union, when the Union
had decided to fight them, and had
invaded their section with hostile
armies ; and j when, under such cir
stances, the flower " of North Car
olina svelled the ranks of ther inch
defending the,;, sojjof. Virginia,
we claim for oar people a merit of
the highest order, and a name and
afame to be slurred and blurred by
no one. 5 '-.! . ' :;
Southern Claims Reported.
The following list of claims, re-,
ported as 44 allowed " by the Com
mission, was sent in to the Congress
on the 9th inst. We hasten to lay
it before our readers: - . .)
NORTH CAROLINA. 7 5
. ALLOWED. - . . ,
Jas D Abbott, 8912 B C Jennet $130
Jos J Andrews, 370 Charity Jennet 2G3
Burr ell Bell, sr. 140 Jesse Jessup; 131
Dicey Betts, i 80 Friday Jonas . 055
Abel R Bolger, 165 Jesse Keen v 210
Pet Bolton, sr, 422 Elisabeth King 240
Wra Boone, 110 LiT Klrkland 223
Cannon Bowers 475 Edmund Lamb 125
WRBrewingtonS17 Wm E Iee -209
Thos Brock well 102 Eleanor Leigh 200
Wm Brock well 338 Addison Liggon 109
Wm M Brown v 26d P Lock hart ' 120
D A Bryant -r 37aSalry F C Long 37
Si las Burns 480 Stephen Lloyd 98
Calvin C Bett1 215 Mich McGufre -135
Lewis Bryan' ' 17 Daniel Mann 185
H Copeland, sr," 402 W H Mallard 180
William Case, 150 Jas Mobley 300
A B Chapin 597 Dan C Monroe 245
James Chavis 80 Curtis P Moore 658
Jas M Cheek 1,509 Lane J Moore 2,055
James Coffey 230 Jacob Morris 90
John Copeland 200 1 Murchison 150
Lydia P Cox 95 J P Newberry 263
Elijah' Crowley 100 Reuben Morton 334
Wiley Crumpler314 Robt Phenney 150
Edmund Daly : 140 Elijah Pate 295
Elizabeth & Ma- Estate of Laz.
210 Pearson 1,483
514 Wm R Perkins 170
1G4 Alford Petti lord 85
92 Juddy Pettiford GO
Thos A Deans
T L Deaver j
Jas Dudley, !
Warren Evans .
135'Zach Plummer 4G0
144 Wm J Pool 713
320 Geo W Price, jr 439
180 Asbury Reid 52
590 Percy Reid 42
Thos P Elliott
R K Ferrill C
Sam R Fowle 1 1
478 Isaac Kice 15
140 John Robinson 590
Seth Gaskins i
Jeff Goodwin j
Silas M Green
533 John Rosemond 982
335 Geo D Simmons 200
623 Lou Sinallwood 42
178 John A Smith 500
250 Robt Snellinss 487
Jos B Gregory
Henry H Harris 250 Cnarity Sparrow 400
Har Harrison 100 Nan Spraggins 155
John Harrison 832 William Stegor 140
Titus Hart 130 Thomas Stew.irtl86
James Hay 395 Mrs N Sutton 585
W Henderson 707 Wm S Taylor 156
Reuben Hobby 135 Frank Thomas 920
Alex Hogan 726 McL Tucker 18
Jes Hollowell 2,841 Louis Vorheef 180
Jno Hollowell 1,091 John Woodered 75
Jerry Hooper: ' 70 John White 10
Major Howell 38 Thos Woodey ' 100
Alex Jackson 273 Caroline Wynn 90
Travis Jackson 151
The following is a list of the
Claims reported to the Congress as
"rejected " by the Southern Claims
Commission, on the 9th inst :
Edward C Albertson, Alfred Altman,
Peter Andrews. William F Atkinson,
Lynn Banks, Handy Barefoot, John
Barefoot, Charles A Barrentine, Phillip
J Barrentine, Gideon Baswood, .Bennett
Bachelor, Joseph F Baxter, Frederick
M C Beasley, Samuel Bizzell, James F
Bond, John Brady, Elizabeth A Bright,
Elizabeth Brock well, Matilda Brough-
toit, estate of Joseph Brown, Rebecca
Brue, Louisa Burroughs, Flora J Camp
bell, Henry Carter, -James B Carver,
Enos Case, Willis Cooper,' Elizabeth
Covington, Thomas A Crowder, Wm
Crumpler, Elbert Dail, , Daniel Dalley,
Daniel Darrook, Susan Deal, James
Deans, William H Deever, John Dock-
ery, Francis Dodd, William Donelson,
S W Eddins, Elizabeth Eldridge, John
Eldridge, Flora Ellis, John II Elmore,
Enoch Evans, L L Eubank. Cassern M
Ford, William R Fossett. G B Franklin,
Elizabeth Gatting, Tyrell Gill, Hugh B
Guturie, Anderson Ginn, Joshua Hall,
Robert C Hamer. Penelone Ham. Avis
Hardison, Elijah Harrel, James L Har
rison, Mahala Harrison, Tiddia llaslett.
F M Hatchcock. John Hawlev, jr, Jas
E Hay, Joseph D Hayes, Freeman
Hines, Gordon R Hinton, Jas Hodges,
Joseph C Hogan, William J Hogan,
Rebecca Holland, William Holland,
Richard J Holt, John C Hood, sr, Annie
Horton, Miles Howell, Stephen Howell,
Warren P Hudgins, John F Hutcbins,
Epsie Jackson, Henry T Jackson, Nat
Jacobi, Willis Johnson, R R Justice,
Andrew J King, Elbert King, Turner
King, John Kirkland, Win A Lassiter,
estate of Mat Lawton, John A Layton,
Mat N Learv. Abel J Leatherwood.
Jas R Lee, John Lee 1st, Thomas Lee,
estate of Pricy Loudon, Wm II Lloyd,
Duncan McCormick, Harriet E Mccor
mick, Wm F McCoy, Bryan McCullen,
Hector McMillan, Abel Maurey, John
Melarkey, Wm A Markham, Samuel B
Mooring, Miles Morgan, Wash J Nance,
Eliza A Nixon, Francis Nixon, Reuben
Nixon. Eu Norton, Godfrey Norton,
Monroe C Olive, Aug W Oxly, Elbert
H Oxly, Nancy Peacock, Jos A Peebles,
Calvin Perry, Robert S Perry. J A D
Phillips, William Pike, jr, Pine Forest
Cemetery, Turner Pulley, John Ray,
Calvin -J Bogers, Maria P lioyster,
Elisha Sanderl'ord, Geo A Sanderford,
Seaman' 8 Friend Society, Willie Sexton,
Alexander Smith, Daniel a Smith, Jos
K Smith, Needuam Smith, William J
Smith, Crawford Stevens, M Steward.
Jessie Stewart, Mary C Sutton, Hicksey
Taylor, Holly J Tew, JN el T Thompson,
Uriah Underwood, Jas C Vaugh, Ruffin
Vaughn, Thos Wakefield, EH Walker,
Caroline Waters, Jacob West, James
Whitaker, ir, estate of Thos M Wiggins.
Mark M Williams, JohnS Winslow.
Amanua jl xoung.
A correspondent from the West
says: "We put a guideboard on
the head of our representative and
started him in time for the assem
bling oi tne Legislature, but we
have not yet heard from him."
We are happy to say that ho got
here, and, appreciating the position
of his constituents " Anybody-to-
beat-Vance " he voted for Merri
Five dollars a day and twenty
cents each way, is what this " set "
tanes instead oi tnree aouar a day ,
and ten cents each way$ as proposed
hv ho Tact et.fr
And this is reform ! economy and
good goxeriimGritenchanlingty re-
trenchful ! .
Salaries of the Governor and
Treasurer. . ,
The Legislature has fixed the sal
aries of the Governor and Treasurer
at4$4,000 per annum for the Gover
nor, and . $3,000 per annum for the
Treasurer. r "
After a session of thirty-two da. s,
and the expenditure of" $00,400 on
its "members anil bench men, the
General Assembly tak7 n:ess. j
As. members ,! return ? lt ,i.i-Ir
homes; let theirs constituents '. st
them what they have done for this
50,400? .. . '.:': I
The answer truthfully is CSTNoti:-
iNGnBS- ,"'.( . ;' ' ' T
We challenge jany member or
friend of this le gislature to point
toone solitary act on tho part of this
General Assembly of public bene
fit to the people of Korth 'Carolina.
.Coming here with a majority of
twenty-four, the Democrats, Con
servatives and Liberals have held
the Legislature 6trictly under the
baus of PARTY, and have pro
vented any and all legislation look
ing to the good of the people.
We regret to be compelled to say,
that, latterly the meeting of the
Legislature of North Carolina is but
simply a re-union of the Ku Klux,
and, that, all the legislation for this
great people Is conspired planned,
and determined by the "ghouls"
in the "dens'? of - the ""Invisible
That this is so.lwe appeal to the
record and the circumstance of thtir,
partisan" legislation "and the base
ness of their conduct in all public
We say to the people of North
Carolina : The re-assembling of
your Legislature; is merely tho re
union of the Ku Klux, and tho leg
islation for which you - pay $1,200
per day is merely to promote and
perpetuate the "Invlsiblo Empire"
over you. !
If these things be not so let your
Democratic-Conservative and Lib
eral members tell you what they1
have done for the $50,400 already
spent of the "bloody taxes" wrung
from the hands and "stinted" from
the mouths and j minds of poor chil
dren half-fed, arid unschoooled, ex
cept in the ways of poverty and ig
Will The Charlotte Oiiskh
ver and correspondent " Virginia
make a note of this: Joseph C.
Abbott trough i j more money into
the State of North Carolina and has
done more to 'develop the State,
than Gilbert (X Walker has ever
done in, or for, Virginia. Yet you
call Abbotta " carpet-bagger."
We know Gilbert C. Walker,
Governor of Virginia long, well
and intimately. ! We honor, respect
and like him; He is a gallant gen
tleman, and we! had the pleasure of
saying four years ago that he would
grace the execultive chair of Virgin
ia with as much! honor and dignity
as any of the great Governors of
Virginia for a half century past.
Yet, he is as! much l,a " carpet-,
baggW " as Abbott or a hundred "
other Northern j gentlemen whom
we could name1, f
The Odservei' and its corresKn
dent, however,1 make this diainc
tion: A Northern man coming to
the South is a gent leman if a Demo
crat; a " carpet-bagger " adventurer
and thief, if a Republican.
The terra " carpet-bagger " is one
that ought nevcj" to find expression
on the lips of a Southern gentle--rnan
; and we never employ it in
seriousness. We incidentally used
it the other day to rally the " friends
of good government." j We are in
capable of anything that could de
tract from the merits of Governor
Walker; and far be It from us to in
sult or decry a friend and acquain
tance whom we have known and
liked as long and as well as we, have
personally known and liked Gilbert
New York, Norfolk & Charles
One amendment to the charter of
this Railroad Company ought to
prevail. That is, the New York,
Norfolk and Charleston Railway
Company ought to be compelled to
PRO-RATE with any and all Rail
roads in NoTth Carolina with which
their road may at any time connect,
cross or touch. Phis will secure all
protection to Wilmington or any
other interest in the State.
Ten cents mileage was proposed
In the ' Constitutional- amendments
by the last Democratic-Conserva-
ti ve Legislature; The Conservative-'
Democratic-Liberals of this General
Assem bly have " gone in " solidly
for - TWENTY CENTS, -a
This is retrenchment and reform, (f)
It has been suggested that the
why and the wherefore of the action
of this General Assembly in "farm
ing out" the ! State House and
grounds: Is to get possession of the
Arsenal as a good place of meeting,
arming and equipment, for tho Ku
Klux. I '
Jtive dollarh a minute Is the
amount the people of North Caroli-
na pay for the luxury of a Legisla-
(ure in session.
At this rate, what ,
money Mr. Dun-
an amount of
combe, of Johns
on, annually spends
for the people of North Carolina ?
Legislation in this General As
sembly goes by the will, and winks
and blinks, of their majesties of the
The State Printing has been
given to the Daily Netcs of this city.