Or OODDIN S
COMPOUND GENTIAN BITTERS,
The Oreat American Ton ic and Di
llecomn ended and prescribed by physicians
. wherever known.
The "Compound Gentian Bitters" are made
of I lie purest and best Vegetable Toi.ica and
Aromatic known to the profession. Tbsy also
contain twenty pt cent of
tgy B UGH U 1
Whloh makes them, beyond all question, tbe
beat DIURKTlCin existence, and for Dis
tressed Kidneys, Bladder and Urinary Organs,
hare no superior, if any equal I Those wbs)
fry these Bitters, for tha following Orseoee
will in every case And them a safe, plosssnt,
speedy and effectual Remedy.
They are a sure preventive and cure for
Chills and Fever, and all Malarial Diseases I
COLDS A COUGH,
Diseases of Kidnoys, Gravel, Ate, and every
Disease requiring a general Tonic impression.
fjr Foi Diseases "peculiar to Females it is
almost a specific.
HJT In convalescence from Typhoid and
other low forms of Fever it is the very best
Tonic that can be used.
The Compound Gentian Bitters meet with
universal favor, and have received the strong
est testimonials ever given to any medicine, a
lew of which we append below :
This is to certify that I have used Dr. God
diu's Compound Gentian Bitters and cheerful
ly recommend it as the very best Bitters that
can bo used for ordinary debility, sick stomach
Ac. E. M. HOLT, M. U.
Lipscomb, Orange co , N. C, May 15, 'CD.
I hereby certify that I have been using Dr.
Goddin's '"Compound Gentian Bitters," for
Cough, General Debility, Ac, aod I am fully
satisfied that they are the best Bitters of which
I have any knowledge, and the best Tyuic of
fered to the American people.
ROB'T. Y. SLATER.
Ilcnrioo county, Vr, June 25, 1869.
Da. Qoddim : Dear Sir: I have been suffer
ing for twenty years with an affection of the
kidneys, prostrate gland and stricture of the
urethra ; have been under the treatment of
the best physicians in the country, one of whom
ij now a professor in a medical college. All
failed to rolieve me. I finally tried your Coin
pound Gentian Bitters ; the effect was like a
charm one bottle gave me complete relief. I
believe it to be the test medicine I have ever
used. Vcrv respectfully,
J AS. A. FAULCON.
Littleton, N. C, Jan. 7h, 1800.
Prepared only by Dr. Goddm.
JAMES T. WlttUlNS,
Proprietary Wholesale A ami,
1 NORFOLK, VA.
MT 'For sale by Dr. G. B. Poulson, Salis
bury. N. C. ' . 38-tf
TOUOZr-f 75 BJBWAJL2.
QTOLEN trow my stable in Davie County,
p N. N., on the nijrht ol the 13th of Jan
nary inst., five miles South of Mocksville a
DARK IRON GREY HORSE, six years old
last Spring, about 10 hands high, long bodied
but well proportioned, a line pnuer, with dark
inane and tail, dark legs but whiter about the
hoofs, a nearly white face, the white running
down his nose , in a narrow stripe into his
right nostril ; while spots (saddle marks) on
his back, some of them running into each oth
er ; in good serviceable order, but not fat ;
shod in front about a month ago; bind feet
bate and rather pointed.
I have strong reasons for believing that this
horse Vas stolen by a white man named Al
len Hooper, of Caswell county ; but his con
flicting statements to persons in my neighbor
hood leave it in doubt what direction he has
sAne. HOOPER is about 5 feet 10 inches
high, stout built, dark hair and beard, and
liegins to show the effects of drink, not very
talkative, wears a heavy moustache of n slight
ly brown color; has grey eyes, an upper front
tooth gone and has an India Ink mark (a
double heart) between the knuckle1 of tlic fore
finger and the wrist of the left hand.
I will pay $25 lor the arrest of the thief,
and $60 lor the recovery of the horse.
Address-me at Jerusalem. Davie Ooqnf y, N.
C. ' JOHN 8. MAXWELL
Jan. 21,1870.. 3 tf
h .. - - -.
liuM as a Top Dressing; for Wheat.
WS CAN NOWfUfiNiSH DBLIVER
ed at the Depotat this place Agricultural Lime.
Slacked and Screened, ready lor application at
$1.20 per barrel, or when bags are furnished
with owners names distinctly rn.uk
ed on them, at 28c per bushel. Ten bushels of
the iLirae per acre will materially increase the
yield of the present crop and permanently im
proved he land. V
XMcCUBBINS, SULLIVAN A CO.
Salisbury, January. 21 18TO. 2:4t
Genuine Imported Xf orway Oats.
Samples Sent Free to farmers.
FROM 1 to 190 bashel grwn to Hie.aere.
Weigh from 4U ti 45 pounds to tlie. Ixndicl.
ThifOato liaa been grow n jm every rarietjrfcfttor,
and m every StafcrSn (be I'uuD, w! l!ie must per-,
fectsuccess. ... .
The grain is verv larje pinmpcua naiiusouie. nas
a remarkable tbin'liunk, and ripens earlier tfcan the
eonimon varieties, r
Tiic straw, i? qilgbVffcf "tent, ori4.net, liable (o
lodge, is perfectly clear of rut ; aod .grows from 4,
10 b-feet nigh. I -
We have Both the VTliite arid Iliac.. oiway,Lotfc
tile same price nd equally products.
We will send oue qtiurtof tic atmc OaO to anv
addles rost P8'1' for......... tl.uu
Two quarts. Jrost pM J? 0(1
One pkifent by evjTfss or fre-fht. ..3 00
Halfluisliet. 20 pounds. 6 0u
One bnihel 4i pounds.. .... loot
CAtmtyK. 53" Wprish ftdcifcurtlr underi-looe'
U-.nttliis isr.otajteht oata, weighing 38 to 33 lbs.
raise! in Sew Enjbiand and -old under the. name of
Norn ar Hut imported Seed, errry babel guaran
teed to weigh 4t lbs., or the money refandtd.
riaerides o( toth kinds sent fi ee for a 3 cent stamp.
Also fr ufjin and ffstimonials,
Aihltessntloidersto !. V W,WF, X U..
tei2U-3 3m Tu.kciuiirg, Chester eo., 1'a
t KtKjEVORTlI FKMALE SEMI-
TIU OSSTITCnON U aRain ill siMytvvfii
Operation. It is eminently adapted, in its or
gHiiizalion and r ia na:; ui i it, to the wants of the
people and to the eircuiu.-tanaes of the country.
Pupils rereivel at anv time. For circulars
nil SL M.rALDWFLL,
dec2-p-5l;9ai Ore.nsU)ro; N.C.
FOHTT THOUSAND CASES OK OOOD8
were ahlpped from oar house in one Year,
to families, club, and merchants, in every part
of the country, from Maine to Oaliiomla, amount
ing in value to over -
ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
Our facilities for transacting this immense bu
siness are better than ever Wore. We hasre
ajrent in all the principal cities to purchase
frond from all the Manufacturer, importer,
and others, for Oaah and often at au immense
sacrifice from the original cost of production.
Onr stuck, consists, In part, of she following
AexoJa) AeaJwts, OesUs, fXiMS, Oingkmu,
Drttt OooJt, ThMs Unm, 7uU, Uutirry,
assess. Arts. (AjrssO.sk.st.
M-r-Phimi VF-rs, Spoon, piatai o McM
Hirer, Dtttrt Pbrkt, fivt bottU juted (MMon,
lirittamia Mere, Ohm Wart, Ablt cm4 Puehet
Cutlery, in groat vurirty.
A'tyuiU VencA and Oerman Faney Good.
Urn d ij 'ul Photograph Album the newest sod
ohoiceet styles in Morooo aod Velvet bindings.
Uurrocco 'Pi-mtUing Aiyt, UundktrMrf and
Qio issBss, eW
OaU and Phmd Jowdr$, olhtnewat sly is.
We have also untdo arrangements with some
of the leading lnblinhin: Houses, that will ena
ble us to sell tbe s'andafd and latest works of
popular snthors at about one-balf tbe regular
price: snch as Utbor, Moors, Bobju, Mil
roa, and Tk.in vsor's Works, in full Gilt and
Cloth Bindings, and hundreds of other.
Those and everything else for
tie Dollar for each Arilela.
We do not offer a aiagle article of merchan
dise, that can be told by regular dealers at onr
price. We do not ask yon to buy goods from
us unless we can fell them cheaper than yon
can obtain them in any other way ; while the
greater part of oar goods are sold at about
One-half tie Regular Rates.
We want good reliable agents in every part
of the Country. By employing your spare time
to form chilis and sending us oiders, yon can
obtain the moat liberal commission, either in
Cash or Merchandise, ami all goods sent
hy ns will be aa represented, and we guarantee
satisfaction to every one dealing witbourhonse.
As the Holidays are apfwosching we are
making special arrangement to supply vcry
one who reads oar advertisement with the
most handsome and useful Holiday presents
thai can be thought of or wished for,
and to enable them to proenre them cbeaply
and expeditiously, we will glee to any one
who will become our Agent, One Unwind
Free IKcktt. enunieratirfB some of the many
different article from which you make your se
lection of Holiday present
For returning full clubs from these Free
Tickets, accompanied by the cash, we will gWe
the same extra pn minimis that we now give,
the same as if you had paid 10 cents for each
one of your tickets. Ve wish you to under
strnd that not anv other firm in the buxinossean
compote with us in anv war whatever.
As this free ticket is only gOnd fir the Holi
days, von must send in your orders before the
.mill of January, 1870.
"In every order amounting to over GO, ac
companied by the cash, the Agent may retain
$iOt , and in every order of over $li0. t.CHi may
be retained to
?ar the Express Charges.
Thin offer is more especially to assist Agents
ui tbe Western and .Southern States, but is open
to all customers.
Agents will be paid ton per cent, in Cash or
Merchandise, when they till op their entite
Wli. for which below we give a partial List of
( inunissions :
T.ir an order of S30. from a club of
Thirty, wo will pay the Agent, as commission,
SH yds. Brown or Bleached Sheeting, Good
Dress Pattern, Wool Square Shawl, Prench
Onssimero PatiV and Vest Pattern, Fine large
White Counterpaue, etc., etc., or H 00 in cash.
For an order of 980, from a Club of
Fifty, we will pay the Agent, aji Commission,
45 yds. sheeting, one pair of heavy wool blan
kets, poplin dreas patWrn, handsojne wool
square shawl silwr-case watch, etc., etc, -or
.,'' in cash.
For an order of 41100, from n club of
One llundrcd, we will pay the agent, as enm
tnisslon, 100 yds. of goid yard-wide Sheeting,
Coin-Silver Bunting Case Watch, Hich Long
Wool Shawl, Suit of all Wool French Caaai
mere. etc.. etc., or $10 in cash.
Wu do not employ .my travelling agents, and
customers should not pay money to person
purporting to be our agcuts, nk pvrnoHall
Send Mono always by Hogis ter
For further particulars send for Catalogues,
rARKER & CO.,
03 tf- 100 Sumntr St., Burton, Mam.
Oct. I.r. I HOIK 41-1y
Fresh Garden, Flwtr, fruit. Herb,
Tree, Shrub and Evergreen Seeds, with di
rections for culture, prepaid by mail. The
most complete and judicious assortment in
the country. Agents temted.
25 Sorts of either for $1.00; prepaid by mail.
Also small Fruit, Planta, Bulbs, all the new
Potatoes, &Cy prepaid, by mail. 4 lbs. Early
Rose Potato, prepaid, for $1.00. Conover's Co
lossal Asparagus. S3 ier 100 ; ?M per 1000, pre
paid. New hardy fragrant everblooming .1 a pan
Honeysuckle, 50 eta. each, prepaid. True Cape
Cod Cran berry, fcr upland or lowland culture,
$1 per 100, prepaio, with directions. Priced
Catalogue to any address, gratia ; also trade list.
Seed on Commission.
B. M. V.YTwN',Jld Colony Nurseries and
Seed Warehouse- Plymouth, Mass. Establish
ed in 1842. dec 34m .
Advantages of Life
ie North America Insurance Company pays It
iuui promptly without charm,
- II II mil I . i I I -I.', r. . ...
.. o. u, to '1,1 t.u. r .. .laenv,
OMASVILLt, K. t .
Dear Sir: Ton will pleaie accept my sin
cere thariks for your prompt payment, mthout
charge, of the amount of the policy of Insur
ance on my Basbund's Life, amounting to the
sum of three thon mud dollars. At your ear
nest and repeated solicitation he was induced
to insure in yonr Company, and now we are the
recipents ol its lM-nelits.
To you and the North America Life Insur
ance Coirpafiy we shall teel under obligation,
such as only the widow and fatherless can feci
Mny you have succos" in inducing others to
insnre in vour most liberal company, and may
the Lurcl of the widow and nrphai s bless you
Hand prosper you in your good wort,
M Alio UUT C. H KRI1KR,
of Bowan Mills, N. C.
Mr. nolderness is also ajrent for tho Liver
pool, London and vilobe Fibs Insurance Com
pany, which ihanrosall kinds of public and pri
vate biiihliiifrs, Kailroud Depots, Liiiltes 1'uc
torius, Founderies, Mill and Meieliandise and
pays all i s losses proniply.
All lettrs addressed to Mr. IIoldernesR, at
Tlionia ville.N. C will receive prompt atten
Bon dec 3-tf
fi)eDI& North. Stole
IT HI.IS11 KI WKRKLY T
KdJJor and Proprietor.
BATHS) OP H Bt BIPTIOS
Om YtUR. payible in advance. ...
Six Months, " "
3 Copies to one address,
10 Copies to one address.
Rates of Advertising.
Oae Square, first iaeartioa,. $1.00
For each additional insertion M
Special notlee will be charged SO per eent
higher than the above rates).
Court and Justice's Orders will be publish-
ed at the
narne rate with other advertiso-
Obituary notices, over fix liues, charged
a ad ver t isemeut s.
,v!5)375' (5 00 18 5011300
4 50 0 25 8 50, 13 00 22,00
6 00 9 001 12 00,20 00 30.00
8 00' 1 1 Ml 15 00 85 00 37.50
11 00' 10 00 20 00 30 001 45,00
18 00,24 00 :tti 00 45 OOi 7S.00
1-28 00 40 00' 50 00;0 00) 130,00
T11F LBUWLATURE OF N. CAROLINA.
mi. in session.
Tuesday, Jan. 18. 1870.
The House was called to order uv half past
7 o'clock. "
By Mr. Ingram, a bill In relation to the
statute of limitations. Referred.
On motion of Harris, of Wake, col., the
rules were suspended ana the bill to amend
the resolution authorizing the Secretary of
State to furnish members with copies of laws.
was taken up and passed its second read
Wednesday. Jan. If, 1870.
The Senate was nailed to order at 10
rpoji TtiE ijorsa.
The following bills were transmitted from
the House and were referred to appropriate
committees, via :
Resolution instructing the Code Commis
sion to draw a bill to provide for a survey
and locution of the Hi.tt" line between the
State of North Carolina and Virginia.
By A. H. Galloway, col., to change the
rules of evidence in certain cases ; li (er
red. Hy Mr. Hawkins, to incorporate tbe Far
mer and Mechanics Life Asaurance Associ
ation ; leferred.
By Mr. Jones, of Wake, to establish a
Company of Pawnbrokers in tho State,
Messrs. Phil Thiein, Levi and Au Upcharch
By Mr. Love, to amend chapter 270 of the
laws of C8 aod 09 ; referred.
By Mr. Love: to amend section 502 and
563 of chapter 280 of the laws of 08 and 00 ;
By Mr. Forkner, the following resolu
Resolved, That Sam'l F. Phillips, Thomas
Br gg. and Rufus Harringnr, appointed by
the President of this t'enate ns a "ouwrttee
under a Senate resolution providing for a
committee to Investigate Kailroad corpora
tions since 1805, be required to apiear be
fore the bar of the Senate and take an J sob
scribe to the following oath, to wit :
I do solemnly swear befisre the Almighty
Qod and this Senate, that I will discharge
my doty as a member of the Commit too of
which I have been appoiutcd by tbe Presi
dent of this, Senate, impartially, aciiording to
the Constitution and laws of the State so
help me God.
The, resolution was adopted .
Bill to incorporate the planters Railroad
Company. to,rnu through the White Oak
Swamp, from New River. Onslow county, to
Newberne or some interntedtn'e point be
tween Newbern and Kinston on the Atlantic
Road. Capital i-100,000, may be increased
to $ 1. 000,000. The board of Education
propose to donate alternate sections of Inud
through which said road is to run when the
road is graded and ready to lay the track.
After some discussion the bill passed its
third reading by the following vote :
Ayes i nays Vi
On motion the Senate ndjoiisned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1870.
Ildsjse called to order at the usual hour.
' RBSOLlTIOXt AN I, BILLS.
By Mr. Justice, a resolution requesting
the Public Treasurer t furnish information
whether he had paid any interest upon Pen
itentiary bond.-, if so how much, to whoin
and by whul authority.
Mr. Moore, of Chowan., in speaking npon
a quesuon ot privilege m regard to his r'
marks made yesterday', stated that he had re
quested htm (Mr. Moore.) to state that he
(the Treasurer.) had not paid a single cent
of interest upon feuitontiary bonds uor did
he intend to do so.
Mr. Justice said the statement? of the sren
t'emm from Chowan, hud given htm nil the
information be wished, therefore, he with
drew his resolution.
Ily Mr. Justice : A bill creating a Me
chanics and Laborers lien law. Referred.
Bv the same, a bill to provide for the pub
lication of private laws. Referred.
Bill to secure the better prot ction of life
The question recurred upon Mr. Malone's
amendment of the first section of the bill.
Mr Jarvis argued for sometime agabast the
J. 8. Leery, col., uext argued in support
of the bill.
Mr. Moore, of Chowan, followed in advo
cacy f the measure.
Pending further debate'tbe House ontno-
ontll this evening four
L Houm met at four o'ctat. "
The discussion of the minus mn
Speeches were made in fcvoHf the bill by
More, ot Chowan. whoooacMed hit speech.
Sinclair. Poll and HaV. d.
Mr. Gunter. RopubHsaa member from
Chatham, opposed It i a speech of soine'l
length, declaring such a measure unnecessa
ry, so Bar as Chatham ooanty Is concerned,
and that the people of hk county, black aod
white, withowt regard tnfarty, Were Vppo-
ed to it. His Speech was replete with good
sense, moderation and sound argument.
Without corning to a vote the House ad
journed to 7 o'clock this evening.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Wednesday. Jan. 19.
Pursuant to ad jour uuim t toe) House was
called to order at half past S oclock.
The debate upon the imfitla bill was re
sumed. The bill anally passed ia ths following
shape : i
an act to sBOiraa TRXBjrrrxa ntoTacnoaor
UFB AtTD raoaxBTY-
Sectton 1, The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact, That the Governor is
hereby authorised and empowered whenever
in his judgment the elvS authorities in any
county are unable to protect its citizens in
the enjoyment rf life and property, to de
clare such counties in a state of insurrection,
and to call into active service ths militia of
the State to such an extent as way become
necessary to repress inch insurrection. And
in such cae the Governor is further author
ized to call upon the President for such as
sistance, if any. as in hisjndgmeut may be
necessary to enforce the laws.
Sec. 2. That upon metion of the Solicitor
of a District It shall be the duty of the Judge
thereof to remove the trial of any person who
has been or may hereafter be indicted for
murder, conspiracy, and for violation of an
act ratified the J-'t'h day of April, 18G9, from
the county where such offence may have
been committed to such other county in his
district or adjoining dirtrict as the Solicitor
may designate. And any Judge before
whom such case is pending may, upon his
own motion, make such removal.
See. 3 That the expense attending the
calling the militia into active service as here
in provided shall be paid by tho Treasurer of
tl e State upon the warrant of the Governor,
ai d it shall be the duty of the Commission
ers of the county declared to bo in a State of
insurrection and where such service is ren
dered to reimburse within one year the
Trs, -rer of the Stal tW s.p tkua
paid : Provided, That whenever a person or
persons shall have been convicted of a vio
lation of any offence mentioned in section
two of this act. said expenses of the militia
shall be taxed on the bill of cost against the
person or persons con vu tod. and when col
lected the same shall be paid into the Treas
ury of such county.
t-'ec.4. That the costs on conviction under
an iudirtmen' of section two of this act shall
li paid by tho. Commissioners of the county
where the offender was convicted, on tho cer
tificate of the Clerk of the Court where the
trial may be had ; and if necessary, said
CommitiSioners shall levy a tax for that pur
pose on all subjects of taxation in sat(l coun
ty against the property of the person eon
vieted for the costs aforesaid.
Sec. 5. That all laws or clauses of laws
in eon Riot with this act are hereby repealed
Sec. 9. This act shall be in force from
and after its ratitjention.
Tbe following is the vote on the third
reading of the b'll :
Yeas Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Ames, Ash
worth, Banner, Harnett, Barnes, Blair, Bow
man, Carson, Carey, Cawthorn, Cherry
Crawford, Dixon, Downing. Eagler, Fork
ner. Foster, Frnuklin, Ganairan, Graham
Harris, of Wake. Hayes. Hodgin, H-ginan.
tludgins, Ingram. Justus, of Henderson,
Justice of Rutherford Kellvof Monroe, Kin
uey, Leary, Long of Chatham. Long of Rich
mond. Mayo, McCuuless, Morlm;, Moore, of
Chowan, Morrill, Peason, Peek. Pm. Price.
Proctor. Ragland, Rea. Reufrow, Tfobbins
Reynolds, Seymour, Sinclair, Simnuds, Smith
of .Martin. .Snipes, Stanton. Stevens, Sweat,
Sykes. Vestal, Waldrop and Wilson 03.
Nays Messrs. Arco, Armstrong, Bm1
die. ( lay ton. Davis. Davidson. Durham, El
lis, Ellington, Ferebee, Gatling, Gibson.
tireeti. Grter Gunter, Harris of Franklin
Hawkins, Hicks, High, Hiouau', Hodnett.
Humphries, Jarvis. Kelly of Davie. Malone
Matheson, McMillan, Meudeiihall, Moore, of
Alamance, Nicholson, Painter, Painter. Prof-
fitt, Robinson, Shaver, Smith, of Alleghany,
Smith of Wayne. Thompson, Welch, White-
l y. VV illituus of Harnett 41
TiitTRSDAY. January 20. 1870
The Senate was called to order at 10
A. IL Galloway, col., by leave, entered
his protest on the journals against the pas
sage of the resolution instructing the Treas
urer to cease payment of interest on the spe
cial tax bonds.
By A. II. Galloway, col., to amend sec 1,
chap. 20. of the laws of 'OS '09, relating to
ratos for Pilotage. Rcftrnd.
By Mr.'MctaiighTiB. to amend tht-'tawlrf
relation to laying off the boniest; ad and per
sonal property exemption, Referred. -
By Mr. Be.-iiinu, to lay a tax on all debts
contracted prior to the year 1S65. Refer
lit Mr. UoliLins. to incorporate the Trus
tee of Greensboro' Female Callcge. Refer
THIRD READING Or RILLS.
Bill to cede to the United States certain
land in the county of Craven. Passed.
Bill to lay off and establish the county ol
Mr. Bobbin moved ill it.th finite postpone
ment. " "
After some discussion, the previous ques
tion was called, and the bill nassed.
Hill to chauire the time for holdins the
Conrtd in tb Sth Judicial District, substi
tute for the bill from the committee on the
Judiciary was amended and adopted and the
Bill for the relief vf lae several sher.Sc of
the State, pa6cd.
BUI to amend the several Railroad char
tars. This bill authorize the several Kail
road corporations in the State to change the
fuag f their read at will.
This bill was discussed at length, Messrs
Progden. Jones, of Columbus, Bobbins and
Cook opposed it passage, aud Mr. Welker
orged toe necessity of it adoptiou.
A. H. Galloway, col., called for the preci
ous question, which was sustained, and the
bill Was rejected by the following vote:
Yeas 11 nays as.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Thprhday, Jan. 90.
House called to order at 10 o'clock.
A message was received from the Senate
transmitting various bills aud resolutions,
all of which were appropriately disposed
RESOLUTION! AND BILLS.
By Mr. Hodgin, a resolution concerning a
publication, setting forth the resources of the
orate, um over.
By Mr. Painter, a resolution instructing
tbe Judiciary Committee to report a bill in
favor of Pbislcians. Lies over.
By the same, a bill to amend chapters 113
and 237, public lawa It ltj!j. liefer
red. SncTAL ORDER.
Resolution requiring the Auditor of Pub
lic Accounts to move for judgment sgainst
Mr. Vest advocated its adoption. Ths
resolution passed its second reading.
Harris, of Wake, offered a proviso that
the resolution should not apply to sheriffs to
whom relief had been gi noted by a special
bill, which recently passed this House if the
said bill should pass the Senate and thereby
seeome a law. Adopted.
Mr. Vestal moved to strike out the words
" hereby required."' Adopted.
Thelresolution then passed its third read
ing. Bv Mr. Harris, of Franklin, a resolution in
favor of B P. Williamson' Referred.
The bill to compel the return of bouds is
sued to certain Raibroads to the Treasury.
(published before) introduced by Mr. Ar-
The question recurred upon a proviso offer
ed by Mr. Welch, that the bonds so returned
be retained as a security fur the prosecution
of the road, and that whenever the bonds
shall command a price approximating the
amonnt on their face they shall be subject to
the order of the- Board of Directors who con
trol said roads.
Mr. Welch moved to smendthe proviso
by striking out after 'commaniKjBou n tothe
word 'they iu line 11 aud insert the words
'sixty cents in currency.'
Mr. Hi iwiuau offered us a substitute for the
MSB) hr Henato VTtl. euililed "A3 act to
restore thy credit of the State and to facili
tate the construction of our unfinished Rail
roads." After some discussion the whole matter
was reerred and made siiecial order fur
By Mr. Robinson, a resolution anthorfzing
the Treasurer to pay certuiu costs In Macon
Soperiur Courlv Heferred-
By .Mr. Baruett, a bill to amend section 5
schedule B Revenun act. Referred,
Bill concerning public roads and bridges,
was taken up and referred to the Judiciary
The bill to more effectually punish horse
stealing was next reached nod referred to
.special committee of S.
Du motion the House then adjourned.
Friday. Jan. 21. 1870.
was called to order at
REPORTS OE COMillTTEEfl.
Mr. Forkner, from tho committee on In
tenia 1 Improvements, reported favorably on
the bill to charter the Yanceyville and Dau-
Mr. Wilson from the Committee on Cor
porations, reported favorably op the bill to
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incorporate me i ru tees oi una ureeusooro
A communication from Gen. Rufus Bar
ringer was read from the Clerk's desk, declin
ing the appointment as oae of the commit
tee on account of urgent business pertaining
to ni profession.
The President filled the vacancy by ap
pointing W. L. Scott, of Greensboro'.
PROM THS HOVSK.
Bill for tho better pretention of life and
property, with amendments, asking the con
currence of the Senate.
Mr. Boeman moved that the Senate do not
A length? discussion ensued Messrs
Graham, Robbins aud Scott arguing iu favor
or tne proposition, as a vote to concur in the
amemtttients would be substantially voting
to sustaiu tue mil as amended. V
Messrs. Lassiter. Galloway, col., and
Shoflner argued agairsttbe motion to concur
aud argued the adoption of tho bill unamen
Pending its consideration the Senate ad
journed until this evening at seven aqd half
HOUSE OF REPRBSEXTATrVES.
Friday, Jan. 21.
use called to order at the usal hour.
RESOLUTION'S ASP BILLS.
By Mr. Malone, a resolution appointing
Titos. Brag.', S. F. Phillips and Rufus Bar-
ringer Trustees to hold nil the bonds issued
to Railroad Companies, in which the State
has au interest. Ordered to be printed- ,
By the same, a bill to amend chapter 2S0,
Public Law 18C8 GO. Referred.
By Tho. Sykes. col., a bill to amend see.
90 of chap. 1 1M and sec. 10 chap. 237 Pub.
Laws of 186S 69. Reft rred.
By G. W. Pi ice. col., a bill to amend Ti
tle 21. chap. 21. C C. P. Referred.
On motion of Mr. slalom', the ral
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e rries of Vacant lands, was taken up aud
passed its several readings".
On motion of Mr- Moore, of Chowan, the
rules were sr-spi-hled and the resolution re
quiring the Auditor to make an additional re
port to the Finance committee, was taken up
Ou motion of Mr. Harnett, the rules were
suspended and the bill iucorpoiaUag tho
North Carolina Houvateud Association, was
A long debate followed and after
variousfy amended passed Its several
Mr. GaAlng presented various bills from
the Code Commission, which were referred to
ths appropriate committee.
A message was received from the Gover
nor railing attention to a suitable endow
ment of the University.
On motion of Mr. Vestal, the rules were
suspended and tbe Senate bill to change the
time of holding Courts is the Sth Judicial
District was taken np ant) passed its several
On motion of Mr. Moore, of Chowan, tbe
rules were suspended, and his reeolutieu pro
viding that Thursday of each week, shall be
set apart to consider bills from ths Code
Commission and such bills a may be recom
mended by the Judiciary committee, was ta
ken up and adopted.
By Mr. Ashworth, a bill to allow Probate
Judges to prove deeds dec. Referred.
On motion of Mr. Pearson, the rules were
suspended and the Senate bill legalizing tbe
official acts of the lata county Courts, was
taken up, passed Its second reading snd was
referred to tbe Judiciary Com mi tee.
New York, January 1870.
The undcrsisned. deeming prison discipline a
vital interest of society and one of the gravest of
social problems, and on both tome grounds
worthy of the closest study and the freest discus
sion, cordially unite in calling a National Con
gress for conference on criminal punishment and
reformatory treatment, to be held in the autumn
of 1870, In the city of Cincinnati, tbe Board of
Director ot the Cincinnati Mouse ol .ucfuge
having signified that such a Congress would be
welcomed in thsi city. We further agree in
naming as person to act on a committee of ar
rangements for ths proposed Congress: F B
Sanborn, Oidcon Haynes and Rev Marcus Ames
of Massachusetts ; Prof I) C Oilman, of Connect
icut: Z R Brockwav. of Michigan; Charles F
Coffin, of Indiana ; A J Ourt and T II Nevin,
of Pennsylvania; A E Chamberlain Rev A G
flyers, of Ohm; and Oliver h Btrong, Iheo W
iwight and Rev E C Wines, of New York.
W e recommend that the committee of arrange
ments and the conference give consideration to
the question of an International Congress on
IVnitentiarv and Correctional Disnlinc.
John David, Pres. N Y Prison Association.
ThW W Dwight, Ch'n Ex Com
E C Wines, Cor Secretary "
Oliver S Strong, Pres lid Man N Y House Kef.
B K Pierce, Chaplain,
I E Jones. Sunt " "
S D Brooks. Sunt N Y Juvenile Aylun).
James Bowen, Pre Bd Commissioners Public
Charities and Correction.
Amos Pilsbury, Sunt Albany Penitentiary.
Gideon Ilavnea, Wardi n Mass State Prison.
F B Sanborn, late Sec Mass Bd Stale Charities.
S (1 Howe, Pres Mass Bd State Charities.
IIory Vlllarrt, Oie Aiucrtecn Voctal eduv-r As
sociation. Z R Brockwav, Supt Detriot House of Correc
tion. Fred II Wines, Sec Bd Pub Charities of Illinois,
and Cor Sec Western Hocial Science Ass'n.
. A Philips, Supt Miss. Stale Penitentiary.
Ievi S Fullon, Supt Monroe co Pcn'y'N Y.
E W Hatch, Supt Conn State B. form School
Bobert Turin, Supt Chicago Reform School.
J Slro'brand, StiPt S C State Penitential c.
P T Miller, late Warden Missouri Slate Prison.
Geo W Perkins, Warden Illinois "
T H Nevin, Free Bd Inspectors Western Peni
tentiary, Pa. i
D A Wilson, Warden Missouri State Prison.
('has Johnson, Supt Mich State Reform School.
E M Cartienter, Supt Western House of Itcfuge,
L S Shuler, Warden Ind State Prison, Sonfh.
Jno W Sullivan. Chaplain "
H I Todd. Keeper Kentucky State Penitentiary.
P Caldwell, Sunt Louisville House of Kef. Ky.
Nelson Yiall, Warden R I State Prison.
Thou K Fessenden, Supt Conn Industrial Re
form School for Girls.
Wm R Murphy, Suitcrvisor N J State Prison.
Frank B Ainsworth, Supt Ind House of Refuge.
Sam'l Allison, Member lateCommissiou on Pris
on Reform, ew Jersey.
Cfias K Felton, Hupt Erie eo. Penitentiary N Y
W W nice, Warden Maine Mate 1'rison,
A O Brers, Chaplain Ohio "
L H Slu Lien, Supt N J State Reform School.
Richard Matthews, Supt Mass Nautical Reform
R Burr, Warden Ohio State Pcn'ten irV.
t iridlex J F Bryant, Architect, Boston.
Eugene tirissoin, M P., Member N Car Board
D C Uilriran, Professor Yale College.
Bunihain Wanlwell, Supt Virginia State Poni
Jos Perkins, Member Ohio Bd 8tate Charities.
Martin L Eldridge, Asst Supt Mass Nautical
G William Welker, Chm'n Com. on State Pris
on, If. C.
Andrew Shiimnn, Tres Bd Commia-.;oners 111
F 8 W Glcason, Supt St Louis House of Itefnge
riw it neree, cc Mass Mil Mfate t hanties.
Marcus Ames, Supt A Chaplain Mam State In
trial L. loin. School for dirls.
Cyrus Mctideuhell, late chairman Legislative
Gom on Ohio State Prison, ,
ChaTF Coffin, Pres Bd Managers Indiana State
C Thurston Chase, S;ipt Public Instruction,
J- L Philbrick, V SJfdVu Ksn as State Prison.
Wm. Smith, Lc ee aud Warden Alabama Pen
itentiarv. 1 i
W R Lincoln, Supt Halt in o House of R. fuee',
A D IleiidVicsou, Supt Wi-ci n !h State Reform
M Martin, Military Sunt State Penitentiary. Fla
J as m talrott, Hnpt 1 roridenre Ketorm Dopool
Alplieu Ball, r"re.s ( aliforma Pi son (J m.
Jas Woodwortli, Sec " u , '
Henry- Cordier, Com- Wis State Prison:
N A H Dudley. Bt Col L" S A. Sunt Texas "
B W ( hid law,' Com Ohio Reform Farm School
A 1', Chamberlain, ( has Thomas, Jus M John
ston, R A Hohlen. Joseph 0 Butler, Jno D
Minor, Stephen lion net, H Shane Miller,
Chas p Wilstoch, i'lrcctors of tho C mcinuati
House of Refuge.
II A Munfbrt, Supt Cin Hojise of Refucc.
F Merrick, Pres lid Tnisjres Ohio State Reform
and Jnihiafrfal :uool fnrtlirls.
Stanley Matthews, Trustee do
An Iowa editor mdcmtdy vows that lie will not
mimwirt a mmi Hr KanMSMiMI ifr " vhn is
whisky barrel 9t the morsing, and a barrel of
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wjtUky at. night."
John Onion la the su7gts!ivc name of an, Illi
nois editor. When he peels himself and gets
down heartily to work, he must bring water to
the eyes of his readers.
Kx-Oovernor, John 8. Barry, died at Constan
tine, Mich., on Frid.iV, aged 68 years.
Hackett, the-celebrated FaUaff, is nearly 80
jsesssofage. His voungest eon is fix -montlus
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Written for the Old North State.
MY FIRST SCHOOL.
WHAT WE PLAYED.
Probably part of the plays and pastimes of
onr hour of recreation, were not unlike some of
those (hat are still popular ; tor, as tinman na
ture ia said to be everywhere the same, so do the
taste and habits of young people, when left to
choose forthemaelvea, resemble all over Christen
dom. But sous of our sports wers peculiar in
simplicity and rudeness, and a dasenption may
The first disposition to ptay was shown on die
way to school, by those whose winding path led
over hills and through scattered rocks. The
game consisted in proving which could walk the
farthest without touching $hc foot to the ground,
stepping on a stone every tiuio. It was a pleas
ant test of skill and agility We bad no scien
tific Idea of momentum or the centre of gravity,
but we practically applied the principle involv
ed in both ideas ami doubtless trained ourselves
for more important application in after rears.
At precisely IU o'clock tbe teacher woo'kl sud
denly say "Play-time," when the whole school
would at once change from earnest stndy to a
clamorous stampede. As we had no watches
and there was no clock to strike or neighboring
bell to ring, we COlild not tell with certainty, ev
ery day, when twelve o'clock was at hand. A
lew of us, however, watched the changing fignro
that the sunshine cast through the wide chimney
on the rocks near the fire. Oh, how slowly that
long bright spot crept along the firo-blacacncd
rocks! Oh, how weary, hungry and anxious wo
were as we gased npon It I We wished for tbst
word "Play -lime" like Wellington at Waterloo
wished for Blucber or night to come. When
thejword was spoken, books were earleasly piled
an the desk, slates rattled, at they were droped
hurriedly down, hats and bonnets which were
crowded, on the rack in a confusion like that iu
which the noses lay, in Johnson's A negory, were
in a moment grasped by the hand and pulled on
the head of their owners. The eldest sister gen
erally took down the basket and started to a
shade in the grove, while swift-footed boys ran
to the spring to bringthe jugs of milk which hsd
been put to there to Keep cool. What a happy
Scene those various little group presented as
they circled around the basket, peering beneath
the lifted cloth Willi eager curiosity to see what
"mother" had sent for their dinner that day.
Oli, how these baskets spoke of love snd tender
ness such love and tenderness a are felt for us
by only one human heart I With what interest
the gentle hands, thst morning, arranged the lit
tle dishes and neatly folded the clean, white
napkin ! How warmly each precious child was
remembered as the biscuit ana piece; of chicken
were counted and put in t After all there is no
hunisn love o.ital lo a moiln r's.
Our meals were always plain and frugal, but
they were always good, and many of us have
never enjoyed dinners so much as we did then.
As soon as the meal wo dispatched, all betook
ilw in elves with buoyant sj.irii to the field and
mmm w -r oil to cnKluce in some Vlml ot play.
The sexes naturally betrayed different tastes in
tin selection of pastimes. The little girls play
ed house-keeping, sweeping off a level spot in
the -Lade and ranging rocks in various shape
fay their house. S .nu times they construct
ed quite comfortable little houses out of
the leafy branches of the trees, and sat
within them chattering their youthful prattle,
with far more of happiness than wns ever felt by
an eastern prince as she reclined in her gaudy
palnnguin. Nor were those houses without
utensils and ornaments. The girls knew noth
ing of drawing of painting, but tiny
gathered wild flowers with which to decor
ate the pendant branches, and out of the clsy
diey fasliioned dwarf models of the articles and
animals with which they were familiar.
Sonic gathered in groups to play "checks"
with the white pebbles in the fine sand or on
the homespun apron that was spread on the
ground. Others, and sometime all, sought live
lier snorts. For a while they would play "IxMing
the (Hove." All sav; one' would form a ring,
holding one another's hand. Oho. holding a
glove in her hand, walked around the circle,
saying "I lost mv glove vcetcrday and I found,
it to-dav ; I filled it with water and threw it
awav : oiiddcnlv she would (Iron it In 1 ind some
one whose part It was to take it, pursue and catch
her. The chase w hs very exciting. Now around
the circle, now through the circle, in and out,
like flitting falcon after its prey, they ran until
the pursuit ended in capture. The only result
was that the captive took her place in the ring
snd the captured went atounn, like the oilier,
aingfeg out the same meaningless refrain till
the dropping glove brought on another chase.
Another favorite iday was called "Chick-i-nd-i
cra-ni-coj," After the ainiple introduction and
the parley with the "old witch," a large girl, re
presenting the "old hen," strove to defend the
rest, who were regarded as her chickens, from
the witch's endeavors to seize them. It often
required much, cunning and activity to elude the
"old hen" and catch the hindmost "chicken," as
they all clung to one another's aprons, swaving;
unrging, dodging in a bending row. When the
one behind was caught, hc was "out" till the
rest were grasped bv the witch's hand.
I must not dwell longer lo tell of "Granny
Hypocrite,'' Stealing (snods,'' Ac., for their
game were many and various. Klnatic trees,
spreading branches and nnmeron vine furnish- j
ed them with swings which afforded as cj Liter- 1
at ing pleasure and caused as few accidents as the
far more polished contrivances of the gymna
siums of the present dav.
The bovs preferred ' Town BnlP'and "Prison
ers' Base" to all other games. The former was
the origin:-1 form of the present faaliioua le ;sme
of "Base Ball," and I am not vetronvinod that
the changes hare added to the merits of the
At Prisoner. ' Base, the boys divided into two
parties of about equal number which t n.k their
respective stations arcnind the two tree about
twenty paces apart, cjuppoaing these t o sta
tions to bo comers of a rectangular para Hello-
gram, there were two others at the other corners
which were . fo the prufons. t these -prisons '
Were -placed those who were caught, resnective.
Iv : and many were the rare run in the effort lo
steal them away. 'I must pass by theother plavs.
such as "knuclw," 'Fox and the Oooae," "The
Ring and Ball." Ac., for I have fold vouenomrh
When W o'c'ock came, die voice of the teach
er burst like the trumpet tjf an enemy upon sht
ears, a ho .shouted "Book I" Suddenly flu
implements Of sport dropped from the rc!uut
y ooouicni nanus, tne ball w as sought and ock
ttcd by the important bov who owned it ami
all ran to and fro like a regiment snrprised by a
foe. Hate were hastily looked for, coats and
est were snjttehcd from the limhs oi the in e
aword or iwo of bantering w;is spoken bv some
one .whose "side" had won the game, and in a
uiomvnt the large play groiinrl was deserted and
Uent, while the whole throne of students ro ifrht
heir places for study as r ipidlv as tl.ev lef. tin m
From that old fashioned school went forth
girl who in tho years of their womanhood have
idomed tbe si c ety of our Natioml C'api'ol in
ts patnnest davs; ami boys, who when they be
anie men, look honorable station., in the limn