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Prepared only by Dr. Goddin.
JAMES T. WIGGINS,
Proprietary Wholesale Agent,
rf F,,r sale by Dr. G. B. Poulson, Salis
bury, N. C. 38-tf
State of Worth Carolina, ?
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, $
Wilburn Lassiter, administrator of Thomas J.
George D. Bright, Daniel H. Bright, Daniel B.
McLeod and wife Cora, Hutie J. Bright,
James Bii?ht, Philo Bright, Sarah Bright,
Elizabeth Bright and Catherine Bright,.
Petition to makt Real Estate Atteti.
To Daniel H. Bright, one of the defendants
above named, a non-resident.
Youare hereby notified, that a summons, in
the above entitled ease, ha issued against you,
and the comlaint therein was filed in the Su
perior Court of Montgomdry County, on the
15th day of October 1869.
You are also notified, that ihe summons in
the case is returnable to the next term of the
Superior Court aforesaid, to be held at the
Court House in Troy, on the 25th day
of February next, when and where you are
hereby required to appear and answer the
complaint m default whereof the plaintiff
will apply to sa d CWirt for the relief demand
ed in the complaint.
Witness, C. C. Wade, Clerk of firs said
Superior Court at office, jn the town of Troy,
this lGi.h day of December, 18C9.
C. 0: WADE,
Clerk Superior Court Mdnlgomery County.
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Heirs at Law of
IV in Brittain, dee'd.
FH Term, 1869.
Petition For Dower.
In this case it appearing to the satisfaction of
the Court that the defendants Moses fry and
wifeSallie t ry are noa remdeiitsnr wis Mile: n is
onlered that publication be marie in las "Old Xortli
State," a newspaper iublisl ed ib Salisbury, N. C
for six weeks notifying tlie deS-ndants to appear it
the next term of tlie KBpeHor Conrt for the county
of Burke.'at tbe Conrt llonse in Morganton. on tlie
10th Monday after the 3d Monday in March next,
tfaen-and thwe-ta answer or plead to the Plaintiffs
petition, otherwise the same will he heard exparte
aud judgment rendered pro eonfesso as to them.
WitneRS, I. Irvln. clerk of oor said court at
office In MorRanton, the 10th Monday after tbe Sd
Mou.lmyiu Augast, .A,. 189. .
rii n k i). mvrsr, c s. .
61ew:prfee W. for BUrke County.
Towzr lot tor iajh.-as
Administrator with tbe will annexed dt
bonit non of Jacob EMIow, I shall offer at pub
lic auction at the Mansion House Corner, on
14th day of February next, the House and
lot on tnniss Street, lately occupied by Mrs
Kutv Dtirow. Terms made known on. day of
eale. . ISAAC. W. JONKS,
Adm'r. de bonis non. dc
Jan. 7, 1S70. 1:6'
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HIGH POINT, N. C.
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WHEN YOU WERE SEVENTEEN.
When the hsy was mown, Mary,
In the years long ago,
And while the western sky was rich
With sunset's rosy glow,
Then hand in hand close-linked we psssed
The dewy ricJuUtetween
And I was one-and-twenty, May,
And you were seventeen.
Your voice was low and swaet, Mary ;
Your wavy hair was brown ;
Your cheek was like the wild red ross
That showered it- petals down ;
Your eyes were like the blue opeedwell,
With dewy moutura sheen,
When I was one and twenty, May,
And you were seventeen.
The Spring was in our hearts, Mary,
Ami all Us hopes were ours ;
And we were children in the fields,
Among the opening flowers.
Ay 1 Lire was like s Summer day
Amid the woodlands green,
For I was one-and-twenty, May,
And you were seventeen.
The years have come and gone. Mary,
. With suimhine and with shade,
And silvered is the silken hair
That o'er your shoulders strayed
In many a soft and wayward trees
Tlie fairest ever seen
When I was one-and-twenty, May,
And you were seventeen.
Though gently changing Time, Mary,
Has touehed you in his flight,
Your voice has still tlie old sweet tone,
Your eye the old love light :
And years can never, never change
The heart vou gave, I ween,
When I was "one-and-twenty, May,
And you were seventeen.
Written for the Old North State.
MY FIUST SCHOOL.
THE HOUSE AND WHAT WAS IN IT.
Well, my young friend, as I have two
diplomas, 1 may venture to tell you all
about my first school. As I proceed you
will discover a great mnny points of dif
ference between it and the more improved
houses and systems with which you are
favored. I will leave you to judge wheth
er all the changes arc improvements.
The house was built of untiewn logs
and covered with long, rough boards. It
was about twenty feet long and eighteen
feet wide. Not one plank was used in
building it, except those iu the door and
floor. The door hung on wooden hinges,
which creaked loudly when it was opened
or shut. It was so low that those who
entered the bouse, if they were rather tall,
were sure to strike their '"bead against the
log- above, if they did not ttp XUe
floor was made of wide, undressed plank
which were simply laid loose on the sills,
not a nail being driven to hold them in
place. Window there was none ; and in
tbe cold winter it was necessary to keep
tbe door.open to let in the light. Howev
er, in warm weather tbe chink' was knock
ed out between Uie crooked logs on one
side of the building, forming a sort of
window about twelve feet long and four or
five inches wide. At one end stood the
low,, broad chimney. The lower part, in
side, was built of roek put together with
common clay mortar, and the remainder
was composed of wood. The fire.place
was exceedingly wide and high, sti etch
ing fioin one corner of the house to the
other. The teacher occupied a maple
chair with a bottom of oak-splits. Tbe
scholars all sat on benches made of the
"outside" pieces sawn off at the mill be
fore they get tbe timber square. A tall
writing desk with high scats on each side,
stretched entirely across one end of the
building. Ob, what a multitude of ink
spots that old desk presented ! For the
large flat inkstands of the present were
never seen in that bouse. In their stead
we used a variety of substitutes, some
having little slender vials with a string
lied around the neck so that they could
hang them upon a nail when they were not
writing. There were no steel pens there.
All used the pen made from the quill of
the goose. It really occupied a large por
tion of the teacher's time to make and
mend the pens. There was no other
piece of furniture save the plain pine table
that sat by the teacher's side. All around
the log-walls were hooks or racks, made
of a forked dogwood sapling, on which
tjic dinner-basket s of many sizes and shape
SALISBURY, N. C, JANUARY 21, 1870.
were hung. Over the baskets were hung
and crowded an indefinite number of hats,
caps and bonnets. It was wonderful to
see how many of these would sometimes
be heaped upon a single rack. Occasion
ally a little boy or gun would start oat,
whose hat or bonnet was hidden far be
neath in the little pyramid. Before it was
found and withdrawn, the whole heap
would tumble to the floor. Then there
would be a patient effort to replace them
all. And surely it required patience, for
often the. little unfortunate was compelled
to shew more perseverance than Brace
spirVr, before the eflbrt was successful.
Over the table, between tbe logs, there
lay tbe portentous switch. Generally it
was black-gum or cbiuquepin. What a
bundle of dread and danger it looked to
our yoang eyes. We threw many trem
bling glances at it as though it were a
sleeping monster whose waking wo aid be
our war. It was never used in cruelty
but it was sometimes applied with an un
stinted hand. Whenever tbe tapering end
was broken or worn off, the remainder was
whittled away with the teacher's knife,
and soon one just as long and threatening
had taken its place.
Another important item was "the peg."
It was a little stick several inches long,
with a string around the larger end. which,
when out of use, was put in a bole by the
door. Tbe object of it was to prevent
more than one going out of school at the
same time during the hours of study. As
one went out he took it with him, and
when he returned, he replaced it Woe
to the truant lad whom the teacher detec
ted returning without it
HOW WK STUDIED.
About seven hours per day in winter,
and eight hours in summer, were spent in
studying and reciting. There was no
morning or afternoon 'receae" only the
long "play-lime" it noon. The number
of students varied from thirty to thirty
five. These were f various age and
sises, from the little A. B. C. urchin to the
full grown youths of both sexes. Only
the primary English branches were taught.
In the scbool-reom all repeated their Ts
sons aloud while preparing them. If you
never heard the like, you cannot imagine
what a medley of sounds issued from that
house when all were studying. Some
were slowly repeating their letters some
laboriously spelling a-b, ab, or h i a, bla,
snm whizzing out the letters in ''ba
ker " some rapidly spinning out the long
polysyllables some swinging the body
like factory girls and singing out those
easy words ending "t-i-o-n," shun. With
these joined tbe several classes of readers,
some reading cautiously through the diffi
cult Hues some, more expert, rushing
ahead with utter disregard for pauses, ac
tually racing to get through before some
other one who was flying on vocal wings
through the same lesson. To these were
added the voices of the students in geo
graphy, grammar and arithmetic. Each
of these increased tbe jargon considerably,
but especially the grammar classes whose
lessons contaiaed exercises in parsing.
They dashed through the formula with
startling swiftness. Strange that, 'though
the minds of the greater number of them,
were unused to concentration of thought,
all that noise and confusion did not dis
turb them. If Demosthenes had been
there he would not have found it necessa
ry to seek the war of the waves by the
sea-shore to train his mind to thought in
the midst of noisy confusion. Ever and
anon, some one would trip from his seat
to ask some question of the teacher. He,
busy man, would turn his head so as to
see each book that was brought, and give
a prompt answer in a quick distinct voice.
A few of the older and more studious
were allowed to study out of doors, under
the pleasant shado-trecs. These present
ed quite an amusing spectacle, as on some
warm, summer day, they conned over
their books with the mingled air of indor
lence and duty. Some sat on a stone and
leaned against the shaded side of 'a tree.
Some, fir a seat, fastened a flat rock or
Eiece of plank between small trees which
ranched near the ground, sotre sat flat
on the ground, like Indians in
while others stretched full length and la
zily on the leave or earth, frequently
moving as the creeping sunshine stole
softly around. Ah! little did our vigi
lant teacher dream how many timet we
conversed about what we pleased out
i her , and how much of, every day was
pent by us in making caricatures and
puzzles on our SI t s.
1 he last exercise ot tlie day was spel
ling by heart. All those who could spell
gf att, were placed in that class; .The e x
citement was very great and the one who
stood 'head " was a hero till the place was
1 st. It was wrong to put the little ones
in that unequal competition with the ad
Tii c d scholars. I he poor little things
would stay "foot" until they considered it
their place, and felt no shame. Why
should they t
It was also tbe rule (very unequal) that
though several misspelt a word, only the
first one was -'turned down," and he bad
to take the place of the one who had spelt
it correctly, even if it required him to go
from "head" to "foot." That class was
a striking picture of fortune in real life.
Some would start "head" and at the close
would bo at or near "foot." Some would,
unexpectedly to all-walk strath t up from
the lowest to the highest position, and so
on, through all grades of success and fail
ure. I have observed that the students
at that old fashioned school generally spell
more accurately, than those who are taught
iu the present day.
21 It CWiaW.
THF LEGISLATURE OF N,
THURSDAY Jan. 11 187a
Tie Senate was called to order at II o'clock.
Tbe President presented to the KenaU a com
munication from the Chief Justice Pear on and
his Associate, Mr. Dick, containing an opinion
adverse to the present General Assembly hold
ing over four years, also, communications from
the remaining associates, Messrs. Rodman, Set
tle and Reade, declining to give any opinion in
reference to the matter.
On motion of Mr. Sweet, the communication
wars transmitted to the Hoask with a propoai
tssatepriafc., - -
roTrca or iui.i.s.
Mr. Paris, as Montgomery, gave notice of a
bill to establish a Pawnbroker's Company, in
iifTonocTtotf or bills.
By Mr. We! Ut: Bill listing to Bailroad
bonds, proposes to recall to the Treasury aH the
bonds Issued for appropriations Rail Roads
by the Convention and General Assembly of '63
- 69. Placed on Calendar and oidereil to be
By the saute : Bill to provide for the mAr ra
tion of real estates sold under execrtion. ne
ferred. By the same : Bill to exempt certain pioper
ty from execution. Referred.
By Mr. Forknei : Bill to incorporate -foe
North Carolina Homestead Association. Placed
By Mr. Love: A bill to repeal section 16,
cha liter 2nd of the Revised Code. Referred.
By Mr. Monro, of Carteret : Bill to aotborii
the Board of Kducation to sell certain lauds is
Catreret County. Referred.
By Mr. Love, the following reolution to-wlt :
Resolved, By the Henete that the Prcident
thereof appoint a committee of three whose du
ty it shall ne to inquire into, a.ertain and re
port to the Senate without delay,
1st. The number or value of ihe bonds of the
State issued to each Railroad incorporation since
Mar 1st ISM.
2nd. To whom said bonds were issued and
3rd. How these bonds in each case, have been
disposed of by whom sold to whom sold
when sold at what figures sold that is for
what sum, and if there were different sales, ths
amount sold and received each sale, sid
. 4th. They shall especially ioiiir whether or
not there are any bond unsold, and if so where
ther are. what dUnoaition has been made or is
being maJc of thew, juuLstjlJ.. more especially,
what '. -c ha been made or i beine niaue or the
money arUing from the sale of said bonds.
Resolved further, Th.it said committee have
ulenarv nower to ser.,1 for : i - and oilier.
and adniini-'or oaths, the violation of wliicb
shall be perjury.
BSSttVM lurtlicr, Jliatsam committee snail
report promptly to Ue,SjnsJ Uc failure or re
fusal of anv person to appear or produce papers
after being notified to do so.
Mr. Colerove moved a reference of the reso
lution to the committee already appointed to in
vestigate said matters, BUbncoucutly sritlidri-w it
and the resolution paused.
'I'll K CALENDAR.
Resolution on adjournment, proposing to ad
journ tias die on the 7th of February 1870. The
yeas ami navs were calico, and me resolution
was adoDtsd. Yeas 30. navs 1 1 .
Resolution of imiuirv of the Treasurer for in
formation at to the amount of money received
during the last fiscal year under the several pe
cial Uk provisions, respectively, and the amount
of interest paid on the varioun chixscs of special
tax bonds, was amended, oa molinn of Mr Gra
ham, by including the receipisandeiiiendittires
since January 1st, lv.'J to January 1st, 18U, and
HOUSE OF BEPBESSTJTIVE3.
TiirusoAY. January 13, 1870.
The House met at 10 o'clock, a. in.
,Mr. Anro presented a petition from the citi-
sens of Orange, protesting agnint the passage of
the bill known as the Bill for the better protec
tion of life and property." introduced into the
General Assembly by-Senator ShofTmr, and- dc-
nying emphatically the slander that, the people
of Orange county were inclined to resist the
proper execution of the laws.
IlESOLCTIONS ASI) BILIA
- By Mr. Hodnett: A resolution raising a joint
committee two on the part of the House and
two on the part of the Senate, to prepare an ad
dress to be signed, by the memliers of the IogisX,
latere, inviting the people of the Mate, of all
classes and parties to join in, in preserving or
der and peace throughout the Slate. Lies over.
By B. W7 Morris: A bill to repeal chaps. 34
and'tft Revised Code. Referred.
By Reynolds, col.: A bill to reduce the taup
on the professional, mercantile and distilling in
By Mr. McCanleas : A bill authorizing the
Jmige of i'robitie to appoint trust! m ccrtiuu
By Mr.-Hodnett: A brll to anthorhie a rirmri-
iju'l .lection iii Mil tua, Oi-weli county. Lies
Mr. Hodnett moved to suspend the rules and
L-n in, liis resnhn inn e. neertl i nflr a legislative.
address to the people of the Slate, concerning
the preservation of peace and order
The resolution jfwar'ssjKl. "
Mr. Hodnett took the floor and explained his
motives in introducing the resolution. If
thought that such an address would have a good
effect. He thought that such a policy would
operate much better than any harsh and coer
Mr. Vest opposed the resolution.
Mr. Seymour thought that nothing could be
accomplished by the address. He thought' that
the Legislature should take a bold and deter
mined stand, nd by vigorous legislation enforce
the raws nrelretjr'pcnlar:'''
He moved to lay the. resolution on the table.
Harris, of Wake, rolj, was not prepared to
vote against the proposition. He wished for a
day or two for consideration.
After some debate, Mr. Seymonr withdrew
his motion to table an. moved to postpone for
two weeks, which motion was adopted.
sria I At, OSDKR
The Bill to secure the better protection of life
and property. . .
Un motion of Mr. oeymour, ine special oracr
wax postponed until to-morrow morning at 11
A message wa received from the Senate trans
mitting cimmiinications from the Justices of
the Supreme Court, in regard to the legislative
term of office, with a proposition to print, the
usual numlier of copies.
On mot ion of Mr. Welch, the proposition to
print was concurred in. ' ,
By J. Lcary, col.: A bill to amend section 4,
chapter 117 public laws 18o$-"t9. Referred.
Mr. Downing moved to supend the rules and
take up his resolution in reference to a reduc
tion or vn ('itwt.
Peudiiikt a vote en the moticn, the House, on
SEN'ATE. ? V
FaiDAV, X...1. 14, ia70.
The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Respaas, from the Committee un Proposi
tions and ( rifvance reported asuhatitutc for the
bill to repeal an act authorizing the See clary of
State to furnish blank books and stationary to
oiintv Officers, which amends the oriylnal bill
by striking out stationary.
By Henry Eppes, cob A bill to repeal see.
so, chan. p4 of the Revised Code. Referred.
By Mr. Respaas : Bill in relation to defend
By Mr. Lindsay : Resolution instructing the
Treasurer to iay no more interest on the special
tax bonds until otherwise directed, lies over.
c A LEWD AFL
TtfTT t regulate entries of vacant lands, pmssxt
its second reading.
Bill to incorporate the North Carolina Home
On modon of J. A. Hymen, col., the pVevious
question was called. The bill, as amended,
lssod its second reading.
The President stated that the resolution which
was adopted on yesterday, authorising him to
apimint a committee of three to investigate al
leged misapplication of certain Railroad bonds,
left it dimrutionary with him to select the Com
mittee cither from the Gene, a I Assembly or from
tl.e ma-sea of the people, he should appoint gen
tlemen that were, in every respect, competent,
and who, no doubt, wouia make ainorougu, im
partie! and satisfactory report and designated
Hon. Sam'l. 1 .' i Mip-, Hon. Thos. Bragg and
Hon. Thos. Ciinuinan. as the committee.
Mr. Cook moved a reconsideration of the voto
by which the resolution was adopted, in order
to amend it so as to require the Committee tobe
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Fbi day, Jan. 14, 1870.
Pursuant to adjournment the House was call
ed to order at 10 o clock.
KEDOLITIOXS AND BILLS.
Bv Mr. McMillan: A bill to amend the act
to provide for holding special terms of the Si
oerior Court. Ileferred.
A message was received from the Senate trans
mitting various bills which have pawed that
body, and which were placed upon the Ualen
The hill to secure the better protection of life
- Mr. Hevmour called for a reading of the bill..
(Bill on its third reading.)
The bill being read, Mr. Qonter obtained the
floor !iml moved lo lav it on the table.
The yeas and nays bcuuz called upon the mo
tion resulted in the rollowmg ballot:
Ykas. Messrs. Anro. Armstrong, Boddie
Candler, Clayton, Davis, Davidson. Durham, El
lis. Farrow. Ferebec. Gatline, Gibson, Green
Gunter, Harris, of Franklin, Hicks, High, Hiu-
nant. Hodnett. Jarvis, kellv, of Pavie, Malone,
Muihcson. UcMillan. MendenhaM. Moore, of
Alamance, Xiehetson fainter ' Proflttt, Ragland,
Koliinson. Shaver. Kiecrist, Smith, of Wayne,
Snipes. Thompson. WTiitley and Williams of
Mars. Mr. Sneaker. Messrs, Ames, Ash
worth, Banner, Harnett, Barnes. Blair, Bowman,
Carson, Cnwthorn, Crawford, Oixon, Uowning,
Fairies, rorkner. Foster, Franklin, uatUUMMt
Graham, Harris, of Wake, Hodgin, Hoffman
Hudiring. lntrram. Justice, of Rutherford, Kel
lv, of Moore, Kinney, Lcary, Long, of Chatham
Long of Richmond, Mayo, McCanletw, Moring,
Moore, of Chowan. Morrill, .Morns, J'earson
Pou. Price. Proclor, Renfrew, Rohbins, Rey
nolds, Seymour, Smith, of Martin, Stanton, Ste
vens, Sweat, By kes, estal, est, Waldroj
White and Wilson 64.
Mr. Seymour took the floor and gave the rea
sonf why he supported the bill, repeating in sub
stance, the arguments he used when the bill was
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U1IH iivi'h. . . . u tkwm.
He charged that there were many portfonsof
the State where the laws were not, and could
not be enforced ; and men of position and influ
ence countenanced this violence and sought to
shelter those who were guilty of outrages and
violent infractions of the law.
He charged that there was a party organized
in this State whose settled purpose it was to
overthrow the Republican party by illegal means
and to that end had assembled around them outlaws-debtors
(and discontented urits ; .adopting
the motto that the "end justifies thvUteans?'
He concluded bv moving to strike out the
Mr. Ingram announced his determination to
support tlie bill in remarks of somelength. He
reiieated, substantially, the charges brought by
He proceeded to show the insufficient manner
in which the laws were executed in his county
bv detailing how the Grand Jury of Anson
coiinlv, failed to perform it duty on numerous
Mr. Seymour's amendment was put to a vote
Mr. Malonc moved to strike out in section
1st the provisions which empower tbe Governor
to declare a county in a state ol insurrection.
Mr. MalOKB then made ana'laisirate Ieiral ar-
giiment against the constttittttviiality of the bill
under discussion. He deprecated the patent ef
fort made br the gentlemen who proceeded 'Kim,
Messrs. In ;r un amlSevmour) to arrav the col-i
ortd man against the white and contrasted the
spirit of the speeches of conservatives to those of
Ihe republicans, who made it point to npiieal
to the worst paseions of human nature. He
charged that the language and spirit of this bill,
was to override, nullify and do away with sec.
24 of the Bill of Rights which declares" that in
time of peace the military should be kept in
strict subordination to the civil power.
Mr. Malune concluded by denouncing the
whole as an infamous party incswc gotten up
merely to have an effect upon the next election
by getting up a feeling between the black and
Chief Justice Chase Ann the , 15th
AKiiTPMtsTr.1'11 flays t he 'Washington correspon
dent of the New ork UtrwUi
It is stated that Chief Justice Chase has writ
ten letters to such reform tnempcrs of the Ohio
Legislature as he has influence with, urging up
on them the importanceof ratifying the fifteenth
i . t'i ri.-f T .. .. : ' i
anicn.iuieni. iiib vmci tfimi u riwuiiiiij
anxious that Ohio ajiould ratify the amendment
and 'is said to be using his personal influence for
this puqsise. Li conversation with a gentle
man a few days ago he said he would be very
much disappointed if the Ohio Lesrislaluro did
not ratify the amendment. He thoneht, from
his knowledge of the reform members elect, that
most of them would vote for iL
Another Cuban filibustering expedition has
been thwarted by the English Government,
whose war vessel Lapwing captured at sea the
schooner Violin, with a cargo of arms and am
munition, and the sehoner Tweed, having on
board sixty Cuban passengers, both of whicii
cleared from Nassau on the 17th ulu
The late George Pcabody's friend, Sir Curtis
Sampon, wrote a letter to tlie London Timet,
in which he ridicule the snii-fpudiation de
clarations in Governor Hoffman's message. He
says that the tioverrior's action gives F'isk con
trol of the Erie Railroad, and that he is there
fore responsible for that fraud.
For tke Old North at.
At a masting of the Republicans of Mont
fssaery county, held st the Court House in Troy,
on the Oth day of January, 1870, on motion of
Allen Jordan, Esq., Mr. J. O. Christian was
called to the Chair, and James L. McRae was
requested to act as Secretary.
The objects of the meeting wero briefly ex
plained by the Chairman, when on motion of C.
C. Wade, Esq., tbe following gentlemen, G. M.
Ballard, C. C. Wade, P. C. Sanders, Jas. Byrd
and W. T. Wade were appointed as a commit
tee to draft resolutions for tlie meeting, who re
reported the following, which were unauimous
Iv adopted :
Whereas, We have heard with astonishment
and deep regret, that a considerable portion, of
the members of the present Legislature of our
State, now in session, are contending with a de
gree ot Kcemingsinceriiy, max inev were eiecieu
for the term of ' tmr year instead of two ; And
Whrmm, they pretend to sustain themselves in
that opinion by the organic law of the State;
Ami Wkrrew, we, the people, differ with them
in that opinion, in consequence of tlie reading in
Article 2d of Sections the 4d. the Cth and 2th
of the Constitution, while they claim, under the
27to section, to have been elected for four in
stead of two years: And Whereat, the unprece
dented luglit per dtem of seven dollars ami omur
extravagant enactments are increasing our now
almost intolerable burden of taxation, increas
ing our State debt and consequent depreciation
of our bonds; And Whereat, we claim under
both the State and Federal Constitution, the
right to meet together for the purpose of in
structing our representatives: Therefore be it
Remleed, That the term of our present Legis
lature will end on tbe first Thursday in Aupist
next, and that any attempt to hold over will be
unwise, dangerous, unjust and usurping.
Rrtotred, That ir they should uhold over,
we will regard them as an unconstitutional body
and regard their action as unauthorized and not
entitled to the respect of the people or the coun
ty. Remtml, That such action was not contem
plated by the people or by their representatives, i
so tar as we know, when they were eiectcu.
Remlved, Tliat such a proposition excites their
iniiiunaiion, anu mai ine raising in mm wwmhim
and attempting to throw the burden of deciding
the same upon the Supreme Court, is an insult
to Ihe neonle and an outrage noon the Court,
and. that anv ai lion to sustain 4he Legislature
in said a'ttemrjit bv the Executive' or all" other
co-ordinate branch of the State Government,
would be anti-repnblican and savor of a monop
oly and a perpetuitv strictly forbidden in the
Bill of Rights, tending to the overthrow of our
republican form of government and to sink the
Kllip Ol oiaie jn;u uie vunc ui uupv-ican iiuu.
Remrred. That in our opinion, we have a eon
slittitional right to hold an election on the first
Thursday in August next, for the election of
nicmbres to the General Assembly, and that we
call upon the present Legislature lo make nec
essary regulations for the same, and that we
call on the county commissioners of this count
to provide for the same in due time.
jfesonvrf, That theomision of these important
duties by thClx gislature, or by the county com
missioners, will be met by the righteous indig
nation of an outraged but free, intelligent and
self governing people.
Jlemlt-rd, That we arrive at this conclusion by
the reading of section 3d, Oth and 29th, in the
2d Article of the Constitution of the State.
Which 3d section reads as follows: The Senate
shall be comiKised of fiftv members birnnaUy
chosen by ballot, and which 6th section reads as
follows: The House of Representatives shall be
en in in. -i d of one hundred and twentv Itenrc
senlatives bi ;, chosen by ballot, and which
29th section reads as follows:. The election for
members of the General Assembly shall be held
for the respective districts and counties, atthe
places where they are now held or mwv be rti
reeled hereafter to be held, in such manner as
may be prescribed by law, on the first 1 bursday
ln August, in the year one thousand eight hnn
dred and seventy, and every two years thereaf
Jtetohed, That section 27th of the 2d article
of the Constitution is over ruled by the above
three recited sections and that the will of the
people who ratified the whole Constitution bv
their suffrages at the ballot box, and who un
derstood it to create a biennial I .ti-dature, as
we have had ever since the vear ItMO.
HeHolivd, That we arc iiv favor of law, order,
peace and amitv, throughout the whole State,
and that in a time of ceneral peace as we are
now blessed with, that the best wav to maintain
that peace is to rely upon the peace officers, the
grand juries aud the courts of our state, and
not to add to the power ot the Executive by
giving an additional militia force and the sus
pension of the privilege ot the writ ol nabem
cm-put; that in our opinion micu a step wouui
be unwise and dangerous.
msssskhL That the secretary of the meeting
be requested to transmit a copy of these resoiu
tions to the X G Stamford, the Old tt'nrih State,
and other papers friendly to our action.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
J. O. CHRISTIAN, Ch'n.
James L. McRas, aWy.
The citizens of 'Alexander county met atTav-
Iorsville, on Saturday, January 8th, for the pur
pose of holding a meeting expressive of their
opinion regarding the action of our Ix-gisEiture
in relation to certain propositions now pending
before that body, and their general mismanage
ment and extravagance. There being a large
crowd, from all parts of the county, nmembled
in the Court House, on motion, A. Carson was
appointed President, and J. Smith, vicc-Presi
dent, of the meeting. A. A. Iliii....and J. ii.
Howell were requested to oct as BerteSaries.
Hon. A M Hogle was called on and explain
ed the object of the meoting in a few forcible
and impressive remarks. Then, on motion, the
chairman appointed the fbllowrhg named-gentlemen,
to wit: AM Bogle, J P White, E
Havnes, l Little ana a Ciarvon, a committee
draft resolutions for the consideration of the
meeting. During the Absence of the committee,
the meeting was highly entertained by a speech
from R G. Linney, Esq., who spoke at some
length and very forcibly at the attempted usur
pations, and great corruptions of our State gov
ernment. Legislative, Lxccntivc and Judicial.
At the conclusion of whose remarks the chair
man of the committee reported the following
resolutions which were adopted :
Rrmlred, Int. That the etlisens of Alexander
county, without regard to present or past politi
cal associations, have seen and felt enough of
tbe horrors of military rule, and being anxious
to live in that peace and good order which now
erevails throuehout our own and adjoing coun
ties, havfc read with horror and disgust the bill
now before the Leortslatnre, known Us the
' Shoffner Bill." That we lis upon it as a di
rect attempt to subvert the liberties of our p i
pe by placing the sword and purse in the hands
of one man, by subjecting onr citizens to arrest
and imprisonment by military despots, and forc
ing them to distant partsjrf the Itatc for trial.
Ami bv sustiemliog the wnjt of habrai eornut, at
thip time more derr to our people than ever be
fore, and we do most earnest lo request our Rep
resentative, and all others who have regard for
pi ace anb good order, and for liberty and law,
to vote dowu this must dangerous aud odious
JbausW id. That in consideration of the re
respect and regard that wc heretofore been
taught to have for our Ixsislature. wo see with
Lshame and astonishment tint there are those in
that body who desire to hold over beyond the
time for which they were elected. That not
withstanding ihe plain language of the constitu
tion, and the universal understanding of the vo
ters who placed them where they are, there are
some (both in and out) of that body, who for
the sake of gain or personal agrandizement,
would trample upon the laws of their country.
anu subvert to their own selfish
r..i. ..... iAtiuei eiuercu into ocll
ernmcnt and tbe neoole.
Bmokmd 3d. That notwithstanding the de
pressed pecuniary condition of our county, we
are willing to pay promptly all taxes that may
be imposed upon us for the proper and legiti
mate government of our Stale. But we do earn
estly protest against that wild and reckless sys
tem of expenditure that characterizes our pres
ent Legislature. That we protest against the
great increase of public officers and their extrav
agant salaries, and especially do we condemn
and protest against their reenfessness, with vhick
large sunn of the public monies have been plac
ed in the bauds of irresponsible persons, and
call for an honest and rigid investigation of Ihe
acts of all public officers.
Retolved 4A, Thai we look upon the great
changes in our Judicial, State and County gov
ernment as inconvenient, expensive and injudi
cious, and that we desire to go back to tbe old
judicial system with which our people are fa
Retolred 6th. That as the liberty of speech and
frredom of the Press are the great bulwarks of
free government, we regard the action of our
Supreme Court in the matter of contempt, as
detrimental to the best interests and liberties of
our common country ; in that it seeks to reprove
and condemn as treacherous and infamous, that
which is worthy and ought to be commended,
viz : the denunciation of political prostitution in
high places with candor and boldness.
Kttatetd 6th. That we look upon the eSorts of
the pretended admirers of the extravagance and
villainy of a corrupt and irresponsible sgency,
at Raleigh to attribute the exorbitant taxes of
sn oppressed constituency to the late war, as
untimely, snd as being the offspring of an unho
ly ambition for personal agrandizement and
On motion it wn ordered thai a copy of these,
resolutions be sent to the Raleigh Smttinel for
publication, and that the Statesville American,
and Salisbury papers be requested to copy.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
A. CARSON. Ch'n.
CORY (PLANUS ON WALL
- - BTIiEET.
The utter hollowness of the late Wall
street bubble ut happily hit off by Cory
O'Lanus of the Brooklyn Eagle, as fol
The bulls and bears have been playing
shuttlcock with gold.
The bulls got the bears in a corner and
goaded those unfortunate animals to
Gold was going up beautifully, and
everybody was making fortunes.
1 never heard anything like the rumors
on the street.
Fisk, Jr., made seventy millions in halt'
Morriss ey made twenty millions.
Vanderbilt'a account liad'nt been added
Everybody rushed into Wall street
and made fortunes.
I got interested myself and went to a
broker and told him to buy me a hundred
millions at current rates.
He said he wanted a margin.
It was just my luck. I bad ordered
in coal that day and paid for it, and giv
en Mrs. u La n us tnc rest ot the monev
to buy flannel and things for the honse.
Gave the broker all 1 had, four dollars
and twenty five cents, aud told bim to-
buy all he could on .that margin, and I d
try and raise some more.
(Jouldti t get any more that day. but
raised fifteen dollars yesterday and went
over to make a few thousands.
"Bout well came down like a wolf on tlie fold,
And threatened to sell four millions of gold.
Which charge in the rear sent the bails
scampering with tner Heads down and
(nils in the air, with the bears in full chase
after them. - -
Gold came down at a ra'e that mado
their heads swim.
1 rushed off to my broker.
He looked broker than when I Saw
Asked him how I stood. ,
He said I didn't stand any where.
He had acted on instructions as far as
he margin went, and bought four hundred
and seventy four thousand dollars at 160
at 6 a. it., and sold at 12 : 15 p. m. at
My entire margin was swept away,
and the broker thought there was a bal
ance against mo.
Told him not to mind that but let it
Fisk lost three hundred and fifty mil
lions and will have to mortgage his Opera
Monissey is a ruined man, with noth
ing but a diamond pin and bis salary as
Congressman to live on.
Vandcrbilt s loss is estimated at seven
hundred milions. X j
I am rather glad now tl at I didn't
hsve any more margin-
Wall street is aiiicc place to keep out
If you must ga'rnblcy bet on tbe elee
tion, play euchre, invest, in twenty ftivo
cent iewelry envelopes, buy auction lots
on Long Island, go into ticket rpeculat
ing,anylhiiig yon have a fancy for.
But lep out of wall street if yon
would save your margin.
TVnnnMft hulen cotton mills, ninnirur 13.720
spindles, which consume I, S 17.200 pounds f
cotton' per annum. Georgia, with twenty mills,
runs 6:1,732 spiudlca, which consume 10,W6,350
pounds of cotton per an: .-Hi.