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' THE WEEK. . ' -War
Claims. We notice that
Hon. C..L. Cobb has introduced
into the House of Representatives a
bill to extend the time for filing
claims against the government for
property taken from citizens by the
J federal army- during: 'the late war,
- and also to modify the present act
so iaf as it concerns proofs of loyal
ty, .f 1 . : ': ' '-' .
The Act of Congress under which
applications have at present to be
' made is notoriously unjust and discriminating.-
.Under . itovisdd
some of the best and n Joyal cit-
4" tens to thd geyrn V J&e
.rebellion are excluded ty .totufiost
trifling technicalities from the priv
ilege of having any hearing at all
before the Commissioners at Wash-'
ingtpn, while othersi whose loyalty
was in no respect .'more' devoted,
are from the mere absence of any of
those technical bans allowed the
full or a great portion of their
claims. We contend that there
were hundred and thousands of
good and true men in the South
who. for the purpose of avoiding
conscription in the Confederate ser
vice, and fighting against the flag
of their country, accepted positions
as Home Guard officers, Justices of
the Peace, Clerks of Courts, Const
ables and other insignihcant posi
tions. It is hard that such men
who. in many instances, were de
voted friends to the government,
'should not be allowed the privilege
of Drovi He their claims. We know
of many, who at heart, were just as
loyal to the government during the
entire war as any man in Massa
chusetts, New York or any other
Northern State, but "who in order
to screen themselves from conscrip
tion or other service in the army
of the Confederacy, allowed them
selves to be appointed and acted as
Home Guard officers, Justices, fcc.
It is a shame and disgrace to the
government that such men should
be debarred the privilege of prov
ing their losses. It seems that they
should receive praise rather than
censure for their tact in escaping
the grips of the conscript officers.
The bill introduced by Mr. Cobb
extends the time of filing claims to
March, 1875, and provides that the
facts of a man holding the offices
above noticed and being conscript
ed into the Confederate army shall
not be sufficient of itself without
further evidence to prove disloyal
ty. We hope the bill may receive
united support of every South-
ember, as we believe it will
generous Northern repre-
i. It js simply justice, and
in
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citizens who are to be
y its passage.
.is prevailing in Burke
- Life op Edwin Foitnnsr. Tho
life, rcmlnlscencei, and personal
recollections of Edwin Forrest, tho
Great American Tragedian, by
James Rees, (Oolley Clbber,) which
have 'been, appearing for several
months past, in weekly Instalments,
in thePhiladelphia6TwictoyJemwyt
is now In press, and will be pub
lished in a few days, In book form,
by T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 300
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The
author has written and added to
the work several introductory chap
ters, which contain a full and com
plete history of Mr. Forrest's life,
from the time of his birth, until
his first appearance on the stage.
He has also carofully revised and
rewritten the whole of the balance
of the :work, which now will be
published in one large 'duodecimo
volume of "over .400 pages, and be
printed from new type on the finest
white paper. Every copy of the
work will contain a portrait' of Ed
win Forrest, "engraved on steel, in
the finest style of the engraver's
art, from the iast picture for which
Mr.-lTbrrest sat,as well as a copy of
his autograph and his last will in
full. , The .wor "will be bound im
morocco cloth, 5 gilt back, and be
sold to subscribers at the low price
of $2 a copy. Advance copies will
be sent to all' subscribers prior to
the day of publication, upon any
one remitting thepHce at once to the
publishers,-T.B. ' Peterson, & Bros.,
306 ChestnuKStreefj Philadelphia.
All copies subscribed; for "prior to
the day of publication will contain
proof impression of the portrait o
Edwin Forrest, 'orT India proof pa
paper jf- therefore, all persons wish? '
ing proof impressions of Mi. sFbf
rest's portrait, h,ad bettriend their
the rsttm previous aroalwfayd the
best, apd all copies of ttie worK will
:be sent to subscrib ers7in the order
they are subscribed for. ; Agents
and canvassers . are wanted every
where to engage in the sale of the,
above work, who can make large
wages at it. Address all orders and
letters to the publishers.
Important Bill.. A bill to pre
vent the sale of Spirituous Liquors
to minors under the age of 21 years
was after a long discussion passed
by the House of Representatives
on Thursday last. The bill seems
to have had the support of some of
the best men of both political par
ties. This is one of the most impor
tant bills ever passed by any Legis
lature in North Carolina. It is a
step towards rescuing thousands of
the young men of the country from
degredation and shame.
While the bill passed the House
by a large majority we regret that
there were many who thought
proper to with-hold their support.
W e do not question their right to do
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so, out we must tninK tneume win
come. when they will regret the
step.
We were greatly gratified to find
the names of GILBERT and ELLI
SON, voting in the affirmative.
The Mothers and Fathers of old
Wake, will ever feel grateful to
wards them for thus endeavoring to
shield their offspring from the
Tempter.
Death of a North: Carolina
Actress. Miss Laura Alexander,
a young lady who, for some time
past, has been playing leading parts
atWallack's Theatre, New York,
died in that city on Thursday last.
Miss Alexander was a native of
Mecklenburg county, N. C, and is
connected with some of the best
families in that section of the State.
She is spoken of as a lady of great
literary attainments and had a fair
prospect of gaining great eminence
in her profession.
Coming. The Worrell Sisters
amd California Minstrels are coming
this way: and are expected in Ral
eigh next month.
MAiL ltonni:::v. (M ilo :
of tho "tli Ia4.,aron! : Tf ntn i
Y8. O'B. IIoMnsou, v.1 roV v
between Wlliiilnirtoa m l Ci-
boro of a pack of etair.; i v.il d
at$ia, which wcro Intcn l. lVr
the postmaster at Marj DluIT, 0
Col. Brink, tho postni-itcr at V-1
tnlnzton. was lnronncJ or th?.' f i
and at onco set about to dU
t h e t hlef. "llavl ng 1 earned v
nostacre otamnj had been sold u.r
a place called Texas, neat tho mi I-
road, at the rate of $2 for $3 rrth
of stamps, .Col. Brink made an in
vestigation and found severr-
ties who had been dealing in tlfcir.
On.thol3th Instant, on scarfing
the premises of 3frs. Davlcl Joyner,
nearly five hundred stamps, - of
three cents each, were found. Sirs.
Joyner stated that .she hail bought
upwards of $40 worth of stamps from
Wm. T, Thraxtbn, a brakesman on
the railroad, on tho 8th daiUf De
cember. Acting upon this informa
tion and upon 'the fact that some.
400 stamps were found iujThrax
ton's trunk, ho was - arresed tMr.
David Joyner has also been 'arrest-
ed on suspicion of; being corncid.'
After an investigation bejory Jiis
tice Gardner theparties - held
under bonds of $1,000 each? for fiir-
ther trial. ' f V-t
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i; Public Ledger AhxSifi jteff
Calendar. We ; are intimated to
'Geo;?ttCW
the Public ledger; corner of 6th and
Chestnut streets, Philadblphiafor
the fifth &nnuaFisrae::?0rt
ederAlmanac for the year 1874;
This Almanac is furnished gratis to
ail pubscriDers to the Jj&tger; ana m
of Itself worth the price of a years
subscripti6Ti.;i;It is cejiply one of
in the Uniteay States, at contains
amon'many other things the calen
dar for 1874, electoral and popular
votes for Presidents of theDnited
States from 1789 to 1873. rates of
postage, money orders, postage to
foreign countries, great cities, relig
ious denominations of the United
States, American events, 1873, for
eign events, 1873, United States
government officers of army and
navy, Senate and House of Repre
sentatives, State governments 1874,
farming receipts, quick passage of
ocean steamships, &c, fcc. Taken
altogether,it is one of the most com- i
plete things of the kind we ever
saw. We advise all of our friends
to take the Public Ledger and get
one of these Almanacs.
Serious Accident. On Mon
day morning last the 19th inst., at
about nine o'clock, Jno. Strickland,
a colored man residing in Oberlin,
about a mile Northwest of the city,
met with a serious accident. He
had'in his possession an old musket
which had been very heavily loaded
for some time. In attempting to
discharge the load the musket
burst and frightfully shattered
Stricklands right arm. It is thought
that amputation may be necessary.
Dividend. A dividend of7J per
cent upon the par value of shares
was declared by the stockholders of
the Home Fire Insurance Co. at their
meeting in this city on Tuesday
last.
5th District. Amount collec
ted in the 5th District during the
month of December, 1873, was $57,
952.77; amount collected from Jan.
1st to Jan. 10th, 1874,inclasive $ 35,
077.36. The above exhibit is high
ly creditable to the collector and
the citizens of tho 5th District as
well. Col. Winstead is deservedly
one of the most popular officers of
the Government, amd if he were a
married man he could beat any
Democrat in the District for Con
gress at least five hundred votes.
In fact we venture the prediction
as it is.
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rience, but wo fcavo not a doubt, It
Is all that Is claithccUbr It, land must
evidently supcrccdo the old" style
paint.' As aa evidence of tho
great worth of tho Enamel Paint,
we most respectively request all of
our readers, . -to carefully read, the
excellent testimonials :bf, MrC. P.
Knight, on the 6th page of our pa
per. ; , ' ' ' : 2ar6t. ;
'Tue WeatherL Notwithstand
ing the predictions of Jour weather
prophets, this has ."so- far been the
mildest winter we have; known for
yeaWe thinjlifewealherjias
been waer .ge than any
winter since: 1844.1; "VVe ijotice some
weelcorW ports deal-
ers out wt.were veiy much alarmed
forjhefrjm is 5 thought
thatihffect the
price jof &
During the last & wgays5 tie
weather has changed considerably
and we are at ; this fjnjg-having
goo'd -: winter ; weather. " We "hope
it may turn out for the best in every
way, and that our winter may cqme
now and Jhat; ;wo.t may -not have it
lingering in 'the lap of spring.
Election of Officers: At a
meeting of the Bucket Fire Com
pany No. 1, of Raleigh, held on
Thursday-night last, the following
officers were elected for .the present
year: 3
Foreman, J. W. Butler.
Asst. Foreman, J. W. Winslow.
Secretary, W. H. Barker.
Sergeant-at-arms, Ephraim John
son. Chaplain, W. B. Taylor.
Door-keeper, Ephraim Beavers.
Board of Managers, Sidney Car
row, Geo. Young, Geo. L. Joiner,
Daniel Hinton, Louis McKay.
This company is composed of
some of our best colored citizens
and the prompt manner in which
they discharge their duty in every
emergency deserves the-commenda-tion
of our people.
Hon. R. P. Dick. We notice
that this distinguished gentleman
lectured at the Female Institute in
Salem on Friday evening last the
16th, inst, the subject being 44 He
brew Poetry." This is said by
those who have heard it to be a
master-piece of composition. We
think Judge Dick once deliverered
it in Raleigh, but if we remember
aright it was not attended largely,
on account of not being generally
noticed. Wetrust that an effort will
be made by some of our. citizens to
get him to lecture in'Raleigh, be
fore the adjournment of the Su
preme Court. It would doubtless
be a rare treat to our literary friend.
Cannot our friend Ramsay see Judge
Dick on the subject ?
Married. In Marklosburg, Pa.,
December 25th, 1873; by Rev. J. S.
Heilig, assisted by Rev. S. McHen
ry, Mr. Samuel G. Isett, of Hunt
ington, Pa., to Miss Nellie C.
Heilig, daughter of the officiating
clergyman, and formerly of Ca
barrus county, N. C.
Special Term. A special term
of the 8uperier Court for Wake
county will commence on the 27th
inst., for the trial of civil cases.
Judge Tourgee will preside.
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nnd tu;hci uo trua friend tf Ncrih
Curding c.ui c! Ji ct to j
Sn.VATons: -Yea havo craln as
rem Lied m a JcglslaUvo body to at
tend to tho public interests end to -enact
such laws as you may dccni
necessary and expedicat.
It is a part of your buslncsa to
make tho necessary provision for ;
tho support of tho Insane Asylum,
tho Institution for tho Deaf and
Dumb and tho Blind, and also for;
the Penitentiary. - X , believe - they v
are as well tnanagecT at i present as
they ever huvd been, and that tho
efficients polite, and accomblished
Superintendents of these charitable
Institutions employ: the means at
their command to nrdmdte the wel-iX V T
fare and ; happiness of those .under : H - v "
their caro ana control. t vt -r y
; In revising our xevemue law, you , ;y ; r
will bear ia mihd- thatour Consti- -
tution provides1 that"laws shall: be . '
passed taxing, by uniform rule, all ; :.x
bonds, stocks, jointstock com oaniesX
or otherwise j and- also ' alt real arid" 3?
personal property; acccrding-to its :
true value in money.?' -i, ; . ; ;. V
fit provides that; Tlio; General s i w " v
Assembly,; may also tax : trades, -
professions; franchises -ahdiri- ,
coines.??,and, that it 4shall 'levy a
capitation $ taxoa every "malo in- j v
habitant of the state over twenty-
bhe and under fiftV3Vears6f affe. -
which shall be equation each to the '
tax- on property" valued at three '
hundred dollars irx cash7 .
Our ee vpublic n school system:
needs some improvement by which
itV may be' made more : beneficial
and useful to those for whom free : ;:
schoolsjire established - ' s r jfe
Tneumaiu: impediment to tho
scuuuta,'-ui prtsscav &iav ueeu ox
more money i for - tqelr necessary
Support, v !i!'liv.:...,.
A due regard to the1 nhinclal
condition of .the State would seem
to suggest the" practice of economy ;
in your legislation. f ' x .
In my opinion, as a general rule,
special and class legislation should
be avoided as far as possible. All
unjust discriminations against the
farming interests should be pre
vented, and all men should have
equal and exact justice. In passing
acts, creating corporations, whose
main objects are gain and profit,
regulations and provisions should
be inserted in them providing that
the people may be protected from v
loss through mismanagement and
fraud. It is the paramount purpose
of wise legislation to guard and
protect the rights and interests of
the people. May your legislation,
Senators, be just, wise and judi
cious, and calculated toJbster and
encourage honest industry and la
bor, and to. promote and protect
the agricultural, mechanical, man
ufacturing and commercial interests
of all our . people. May you sink
and efface party differences in laud
able and patriotic efforts to promote,
the public good and to maintain
and preserve the honor and credit
of North Carolina. -
The difficulties which existed
between the United States and
Spain, when you assembled here in
session in November last, have
been honorably settled, and the
desolations of war avoided ; and let
as hope that all future national dif
ficulties may be peaceably settled
by negotiation. ,
We have bundantcause for sincere
and grateful thanks to Almighty God
for his kind and merciful preserva
tion of bur health and lives thus far
during our present term of service.
And now, Senators, may a spirit
of concord and harmony prevail
and preside in all your delibera
tions, and may your legislation re
dound to the prosperity and happi
ness of the people.
DROWNED.-The body of a color
ed girl about ; 15 years of age was
found on Sunday last floating in
Neuse river near the plantation of
N. M. Vinson, . Esq., in Johnston
county. She1 had been missing
about two weeks, and it is supposed
that she accidentally fell into the
water while fishing.
There
Granges.
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