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North Carolina Legislature.
Wedmsday, Dec. C, 1871.
Senate met at 10 o'clock.
President iii the Chair.
Journal of yesterday read and ap
proved. Mr. Morehead, from the Committee
on Internal Improvements, reported a
hill to construct a turnpike from Mari
on to Burnsvillc, and recommended it
Messrs. Mauney and Worth nresent
cd a minority reiort from the Finance
. . r a . . .....
jiiuuiii.t; concerning tnc stiDsutute
rcjorted hy that Committee for ex
changing the stock of the State for
ikmuLs with which such stocks were ob
tained, and for other purposes.
Mr. Flemming introduced a hill con
erning highways. Referred.
. -Mr. Look Introduced a resolution
;uKing the Attorney General to look
into the legality of the lease of the N.
C. Railroad, and report to the General
i-ave or absence was granted Mr.
IJythe from to-morrow until Monday
Mr. Mauney was granted leave of ab-
cnee from to-morrow until Tuesday
Mr.,Epjcs was granted leave of ab
sence from Saturday next until Monday
I no motion to reconsider the vote
whereby Senate hill relative to cost in
rases of contested wills, was taken up,
and pending n vote went over, the
1 r .it i a
mnir ior uic siKxiai omcr having ar
Senate bill to ! amend the charter of
the Chatham Railroad Company, Ink
ing special order, was taken up.
3Ir. Troy introduced an amendment
to make the freight tariff uniform over
the whole line of the road.
The previous question was ordered..
The yea and nays were called, and
the amendment was lost, yeas P.), navs
The bill Kissed 'third reading by the
following vote :
Yeas Messrs. Allen, liattle, lieasley,
Bellamy, Brown, Council, Crowell,
Dargan, Edwards, Eppcs, Flemming
Flythe, Gilmer, Graham of Alamance,
Graham of Orange, Hawkins, Ilyman,
Jones, Iitham, lanncy, Ixive, Maun
ey, Mc 'otter, Morehead, Norment,
Olds, Bobbins of Davidson, Robbins of
Rowan, Waddcll, Whitesider Worth
Nays Messrs. Albright, Brogden,
Murphy, Price, ami
A motion to ostpone the special or
der a bill for exchanging the stocks of
the State until Senate bill relative to
costs in cases of contested wills, could
Ik disposed of, did not prevail. The
special order was taken up. The bill
and substitute were read second time
- ami iostpoued until Monday next.
Mr. Murphy was granted leave of
absence from" to-day until Saturday
. I .cave of alienee was extended Mr.
Moore for the balance of this week.
Mr. Albright, from the Enrolling
Committee, reported as correctly en
rolhd a bill to enable the Petersburg
K:ii!ro:id Company to erect a bridge
arrows Koanokc liivcr.
A resolution in favor of W. E
A bill to authorize the Commission
ers of- IVmuimans county to issue
The following bills and resolutions
were reported as correctly engrossed:
Kesolutioii in -regard to printing the
. A bill eoiirerning joint contracts.
A bill for the; general relief ofSher
i.7 and tax collecpirs.
A bill to incorporate the Border Rail
r :d Company.
M Graham, of Alamance, from Ju
dlriarv Committee, reported a bill to
repeal" chapter 227, laws of ls;:-'70, and
ni-omnicud its passage. Calendar.
Mr. (iraham, of Alamance, from Ju
diciary Committee reported and recom
mended the passage of a bill regulating
the time of delivering complaints in
civil actions, Calendar.
The consideration of Senate bill rela
tive to costs in case of contested wills
Mr. Edwards advocated the motion
The previous question was ordered.
The-motion to reconsider was lost.
A quorum not voting.
Senate bill to repeal an act to extend
the limits of the town of Itutherford
t on passed third reading.
Senate bill to amend title 9, chap. '2,
Mvtirin 129. Code of Civil Procedure
was read third time.
Mr. Bobbins, or Davidson, offered
Miltstitutefor the bill. Adopted.
I The substitute re-enacts section 1",
chapter :S7, Revised Code. Ri:i
The bill, unamended pastiil its third
reading. ! - -
Mr. Jones, from the Judiciary. Com
mittee, -reiHirteila substitute for the
Senate bill authorizing the Governor
to affer a reward for Luke Johnson.
(The substitute makes the iro vision
of offering rewards general. Rki 1
The rule's were susiKMided, the substi
tute was adopted, and the bill passed
its second readiug. ,
Senate bill to provide lorine coiice
tion of arrears of taxes in Jackson
eounty, passed second reading.
Senate bill to authorize the Commis
sioners of I Jncoln county to issue londs,
was read. r ' " , .
Mr. Crowell offered an amendment
that the Ixmds be not sold for less than
their par value.' Adopted. .
The bill passed second reading. V
Mr. Murphy, from the Committee i on
Corporations, reported favorably x bill
to incorporate the. Whitney Manufac
turing Company. ,
The rules M en' suspended ami ine
bill passed second and third readings.
House bill to require the Commission
appointed to settle the affairs of the
Western X. C. Railroad Cominmy, to
report, was iostiKmcd until to morrow
ar one o'clock, i.
House bill to amend and re-enact an
act to incorporate the Flat Swamp,
lkscWantl Evans; Crt. k Canal
Company, passed second reading.
On motion of Mr. Oilmer the rules
were suspended and Senate bill to re
enact seltion (, chapter 102, Revised
Code, was take up and put on its sever-
a The bill was amended so as to requ ire i
the ReiKrter not to contract for paying
anv greater sum than is paid for print- ,
ing tno laws of the State. ;
The bill parsed second and third read- !
in?rl. rvv.k- i nt rod need a
rabe'an additional c-omiiUUec on
Hstricting tho folate. ,
inAtc bill to prohibit tho tsale of in
toxtg liquoS? within two miles of
rffer3?16 Church in r Robeson county,
iow bwuuu reaamg. j
Mr. Latham moved to adjourn: iiost.
Senate bill to authorize G, B. McCot
ter to collect arrears of taxes for the year
180, was laid on the table. I
.xr86 relation in favor of the Sher
iffs of Buncombe, Henderson, and Tran
sylvania, was laid on the table, I
foenate bill relative to the claims of
county officers, passed second reading,
rrii -rw araenu section , uoae
of Civil Procedure, was read.
-nr. v hitcsideoncrcd an amendment,
which was lost for the want
of a quo-
On motion of Mr. Cowles, the Senate
HOUSE OF REPKESENTATIY
k L' 1 1TKEXTJ I DAY.
. kdxisdav, Dec. C, 1871.
House met at 10 o'clock.
Speaker Jarvis in the Chair.
iTaycrby Rev. Mr. Hardy, of the
Journal of Saturday read and
Mr. L-eave of a bsence was granted td
Messrs. Welch and Fletcher
ported as sick.
ITJMJUUCTIOT OF liKSOLUTIO:
Mr. Young, of Yancey: A resolution
proposing an additional rule to the rules
4 l.n II. . At X J t! ml
ot the House that if any member of
the House shall knowingly andwil
lingly present any paper, purporting to
tc a petition, memorial or other thincr.
insulting to the House, or any member
thereof, such member shall be expelled
by resolution of the House. Calendar.
Mr. Withers: A resolution of ins
tions to the Committee on Corporat
Mr. Liiiianl : A resolution in favbrof
W. P. Williams.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
Mr. Hardy: A bill to prevent the too
u.-jui uiiuAniiiuig iicpaors.
calendar. ! I
1 louse bill to be entitled "An act to
amend chapter 1, title 11, of the Code
of Civil Procedure, in reference to exe-
cutions," was taken up, and passed its
mini it-muug. j
House bill in reference to the drain
i. : l l :
age of low grounds was taken up, and
failed to pass its second reading.
Mr. Robinson in the chair.
Mr. Justice moved to reconsider the
vote by which the bill in reference to
drainage of low grounds, failed to pass
its second reading, t
On motion of Mr.'Marler. the motion
to reconsider was laid on the tabid.
House resolution suspending section
;J7, chapter l., acts of 1870-'1, extend
ing the time for Sheriffs to settle ;pub
lic taxes until the ISth day of Decem
ler, was taken um j !
On motion of Mr.! Dargan the resolu
tion was tabled. t
House bill for the relief of tax-payers
of Madison county, was taken upJ and
passed its second readings. ' I
On motion of Mr. Martin, the bill
was referred to the Committee on tho
Judiciary. i I
House bill to reieal an act entitled
"an act to change the county line be
tween Jdgecombe and Nash, was
taken up. j I
On motion of MrJ Johnston, of liun
combe; the bill was laid on the bible.
House bill to amend the charter of
the town of Reaufort, was taken up and
passed its several readings. 1
Sneaker Jarvis i the clrair.
A bill to charter the -Virginia and
Ashevillc Railroad Company, was
taken up. ; i
Mr. Luckey moved to postimiiQ the
bill until Friday next, and make it
secial order for 11 o'clock.
Mr. Johnston, of ;Uuncoinle, moved
to amend by having the bill printed.
Adopted. i I
Mr. Jones, of Caldweli, opposed- the
postponement of the bill, and urged its
immediate passage. The bill only
asked a bare charter at the hands of the
Legislature, for private individuals
who had ample capital for the putpose
of pushing this road to an early com
Mr. Johnston, of Buncombe, was not
opioscd to the charter, but only wdnted
time to consider the bill on its. merits.
After lengthy debates from several
meniliers for and against postonement
the motion to postpone the bill until
Friday did Mot prevail.
The'question then recurring or; the
juissage of the bill on its second read
ing, which was adopted.
Tnder a suspension of the rules, the
bill was put upon its third reading, and
Message Iron i the Kenate, transmit
ting House resolution not to alloW the
Auditors report printed or annexed to
the legislative Documents, accompan
ied with Senate amendments to strike
txttt nftr h i-rrrl 14 rpnnrt unci insert
'or constitution of the State to belpub-
lished with the Public Laws, as here-
tofore," and asking the House to
cur in the amendment.
On motion the amendment was
curred in. - !
Mr. Withers, (by consent) a bill
entitled "an act to amend the COnsti
tut ion. Referred, j
Air. Mills, (bv consent) a bill to au
thorize R. C. Perkins, late sheriff of
Burke county to collect arrears of
for 1870. Calendar.
at- hnwIi-af fTi-orin hvmn.nt)!i
bill to amend chapter 119,
L, SeCtlOn lo,
Iru-s of 1 81JS-VJ. Referred .
Air. Wih-ox- (bv consent) a b
nmvciit the fellimr of trees in
Uiver. in Ashe county. Referredt
House resolution to raise a joint jLom
mittee to investigate charges against
F. N. Strudwick and other members
and officers of the General Assembly,
was taken up. j !
Mr. Mabson took the floor and
Mis. Spkakku: I would not lutrc
duce resolutions to similar in character
to those introduced by the gentleman
from Rutherford, Mr. Justice, were it
not for the fact that, in my opinion, he
ha been done n great injustice. The
House, on yesterday, refused to! hear
the principles involved in the resolu
tions fairly discussed by laying jtheni
on tho table; therefore, in order that
the position of the Republicans of this
House may not be misunderstood,) I ask
your indulgence for a few moments,
bur motives, gentlemen, for introdu
cin"1 resolutions asking, an Investiga
tion of certain charges against members
of this body are perfectly pureJ I would
not have the Democratic members think
for a rnoinent that I, actuated my mere
rwrrmnl feeliner. would stand on this
floor and wilfully malign ordefahiethe
ehantcter of anyrhis is jla from
botlv because they charge "n
J1"',1 InfSS? U thatlSn In- i
isS? "'if, memorilh 7 rcre
?u"l , S rSbT
'.. " it.!. flrA tlltlt
as zealous of the high character and dig-
nlty of this body asuny member on this
floor, and it Is for this reason that I in-
trocluce these resolutions. A dark stain
now rests on this General Assembly.
We are charged by the people of North
Carolina as being co-conspirators In an
attempt to overthrow the Constitution
artrt Ion's 4Vinf tFahnira tnarla Trkf!finn
afte rpetition has come to us from the
people, pointing out the guilty ones, as
J they suppose, but you refuse to hear
them. This action of the Democratic
party of this House will be ample proof
before the people that guilt rests with
some of us. I.t has been said by the
gentleman from Buncombe that these
resolutions arcpartizan : that they were
prepared anu uroustm, imu mis i i oust;
for the purpose of manufacturing party
capital, but such is not the case, Mr.
Speaker. The Republican party is not in
want of capital. We have enough now
to sink the old Democratic hull next
summer from whence she will never
rise; but. sir. there are thousands of
honest Democrats in "Eastern North
Carolina who are as bitter in their de
nunciations of these mid-night marau
ders and assassins who compose the Ku
Klux Klan as are the Republicans. In
my own county, I am proud to say,"that
some Democrats,as well as Republicans,
favor and ask this Investigation at your
I shall be somewhat surprised if this
resolution fails to pass this House, Mr.
r t 1 At
Speaker, for I remember when the pe
tition from rsew Hanover, Washington
and Rutherford counties were rejected,
the gentlemen on the other side said
that thev voted asrainst them because
no evidence accompanied the charges,
They also said that if resolutions were
offered by any member on this floor,
they would vote for a committee of in
vestigation, if any evidence was pro-
duced tending to show guilt on the part
of gentlemen named in the petition.
Now. sir, we come with our resolutions.
We; bring such testimony as proves,
beyond a reasonable doubt, that mem
bers of this House those, too, who oc-
I cudv a leading position among the Dem-
ocrats of this State, and who were fore-
most in that band who exiled Gov.
Holden for daring to suppress the Ku
KluxjKlan, were members of this con-
spiracy 10 ovcruirow uiu oiaie govern
ment and subvert the constitution and
the laws, l desire to read, JUr. Speak
er, a letter from Orange county, as a
part of my remarks :
Two years ago last Fall, I was visited
by somo twenty or nioro men indisjjui.se,
my house was broken open and myself and
wife torn from our lxnls and beaten most
unmercifully. I and my wife distinctly
recognized, among the number, Mr. Fred.
Struowick and Abk llKPOKPKTir.of Ililhs-
boro i This, sir, is true, notwithstanding
Mr. Strudwick's bitter denial to the contra
ry, and I am willing to make this statement
before any Court or Jury.
JBeing one of Mr. Strudwick's constitu
ents. I think I have the right to speak out
and tell all I know about it, hoping that it
may be an advantage to him and others who
belonged to this wicked Klan. I asked
them why they treated me so, and they told
me it was because I was a "damn black nig-
?cr" and that they hail been informed that
had a gun. I told them they had been
misinformed, that I never owned a gun in
my life. Mr. Strudwick will certainly re
collect this, unle.sri he has a very treacherous
"I wish this letter read lefore the Legis
lature! in order to have the mem!ers of
this Klan exposed.
?As to' my character for truth and hon
esty, I will refer you to (jov. (J raham, Jno.
W. (iraham, the "Messrs. "Webbs, and John
W. Norwood, of Jlillsboro', and Hon. ,S. F.
Phillips- of ltaleigl.
I am, sir, very truly,"
Now, sir, on .whom is the blame to
rest lor the deeds of blood and horror
that were .perpetrated last winter? Are
we, the members of this body, to shoul
der the responsibilities, by refusing to
investigate tms matter;' ireyoupre-
pared to say, by your vote to-day, that
you will longer try to conceal the glar-
ing truth, that members of this House,
law makers of tnis Htate, were mem
bers of the Invisible Empire or Ku
Klux Klan If you are, gentlemen, of
the Democratic party, I am not. I
shall show iny condemnation of the
infamous organization, and its mem
bers notwithstanding tho cries of insult
from the Democrats, by voting for
these resolutions, so that in future our
glorious old State may not have to
blush with shame on account of her
wayward sons. If poor misguided men
suffer the penalty, let the great chiefs
and grand cyclops pay the debt they
It has been said by some members
that we have no power to investigate
these charges, that this is a question
for tno courts. 1 diner irom gentlemen
who 'entertain this view. If this House
has no iower to say whether a member
is qualified to sit here or not, then, sir,
L. do 'not know the Constitution. There
is no Court in the State clothed with
power to decide this question. The
oower was delesrated bv the people to
this body, therefore, let us go forward
and exercise it, without fear or 'favor.
Let us vindicate the hoeor and dignity
of this body, and of our State, Since a
great deal has been said about expelling
members for having raised this ques-
tion In the House, I feel called upon to
say a word concerning that: I, Mr.
Speaker, am not to be intimidated by
threats, or deterred by violence in exer
cising my rights on this lloor. My
constituents ordered me to do what 'I
have done. I care not what you may
do with the resolution. I nave tn
CUIlSV.lUUSllt? iu MHMV UJitl
I have done
In conclusion, I will say that the
blootf of the martys, Outlaw and Ste
phens, cries from the dark recesses of
the grave,: and tells us to investigate
their deaths. The defenceless wife, the
innocent babe, all join with the good
people of our State, asking an investi
gation at our hands.
On motion of Mr. Gregory the reso
lution was referred to the Judiciary
On motion of Mr. Justice the House
ThuksdaV, Dec. 7, 1871.
The Senate met at 10 o'clock.
President AVarren in the Chair.
Journal of yesterday was read and j
approved, ' I
Sundry reports were made by the
various standing Committees.
Mr. Murphy presented the rejort oft
the Joint Committee on the Insane j
Asvlum. Read and ordered to li
-f Mnrphmd. from the t iiiimtt4
" .. i I in t ,
inmnany, and recommend.l U
Mrfitliani made a htatcment in
JJ, tMhe WIlcv Claim.
nAllen?fn n i the JudUiar' Cmi. I
in Itt: rerteila bill In latioT, tothe
rSAratiJn of detxK Zt
y ..t .11 u-si tmintii to
t M v . . - - - r- -
yur. KdwanKand Murphy.
sympathy with the organisation.
A message was received from "the
House, stating that that body had
passed the bill affecting chapters -178
and 82 of. the acts of 1868-'69. Referred
to Committee on the Judiciary.:
Mr. Olds presented a bill In reference
to fees of Clerks of the Superior Court.
Read and referred to the Committee on?
Propositions and .Grievances; i - J
fn miirn rf TlfV nilmov loav'A f
absence was granted Mr. Albright fo
Saturday, Jdonday ana Tuesday,
Mr. Cowles offered a resolution in
gard to Railroad freights limitin
railroad managers to certain 'rates of.
freights and fare. Adopted.
Mr. Morehead moved that the votd
by Which the bill providing for the
printing of the Supreme Court Reports!
i was passeu. oe- rueousiuereu. jiu vaq
was passed, be reconsidered.
opioed to any change.
Messrs. Norment, Mauney, Olds,
Allen. Graham of Orange, Jones, King,
Robbins of Davidson, Edwards, Gil
mer and Dargan took part in the dis-i
cussioni 1 ;
Mr. Olds said that the printing oil
these Reports was not strictly a public
matter; that the Reporter ought to be so
situated as that he could have the prin
ting of them under his control.,
Mr. Allen wrished to see this printing
reflect credit upon the State. He pro-
nounced the last number on, account of
Its numerous errors, "botch work," and
desired the responsibility to be placed
where it belonged, and a repetition
guarded against. :
Mr. Jones said the printer was not to
be blamed. j
Mr. Gilmer favored the law on this
point as prescribed by the Revised
being the bill providing for a Mechan
ic's and Laborer's Lien Law, was, on
motion of Mr. Morehead,- postponed
until Monday next.
JUr. Olds thought the Reporter ought
to have the right to select his I printer.
and thus secure the services of the most
experienced. Then hold him (the Re
porter) responsible. j
The vote on the motion to reconsider
stood, yeas 10; nays 80. !
A message was received from the
House, stating that that body had pass
ed tho bill to amend chapter 291, laws
of lS&MbU Iteferred to Committee on
Internal Improvements. i
Bill to amend section 303, ! C. C. P.
Bond for costs in appeals to Supreme
Court not to exceed $250. Passed second
Mr. Flemming introduced a bill for
the relief of the W. N. C. 1L It. Co.,
authorizing said company to discharge
its indebtedness to certain creditors.
Read first time and referred to the
Committee on Internal Improvements.
A communication was received from
His Excellency, the Governor, trans
mitting the report of the Superinten
dent of Public Works. , ?
On motion of Mr. Cowles, the -reading
was dispensed with, and the Docu
ment ordered to be printed, j
A bill to authorize the Commissioners
of Jackson county to appoint ai collector
to collect arrears of taxes for IISGIMTO,
passed its third reading.
Bill anthorizing the Commissioners
of Lincoln county to issue bonds, not to
exceed $ 10,000, passed third reading.
Mr. Jones, a bill to amend chapter
273, laws ot lSGSGO, providing for spe
cial terms of the Superior Courts. Com
mission4 to issue to a Judge not of the
district in which the special court is to
be held. Passed second and third
readings, and immediately sent to the
House, under a suspension of the rules.
On motion of Mr. Price, the rules
were suspended to allow the second
reading of tho bill authorizingthe Corn-
missioners of Hertford county? to levy a
special tax not to exceed $4,000.
The j bill to incorporate the Flat
Swampj Lock Creek and Evans' Creek
Canal Co., of Cumberland county, passed
Mr. Flemming in the chairl
Senate bill providing that claims of
County Commissioners be placed upon
a footing with other claims against the
county, was referred to the Committee
on the Judiciary. i
Bill to construct a turnpike from Ma
rion to Burnsville, passed second read
ing. 2 I . . i
Mr. Murphy introduced a bjll to pro
vide for the support of the Insane Asy
lum, appropriating $40,000 for the fiscal
year. Referred to the Committee on
Resolution instructing the Treasurer
not to pi v North River and Adams
Creek Turnpike claims, passed
Bill iq relation to suits against rail
road companies and other corporations,
regulating manner of service;; of sum
mons, was, on motion of Mr. Graham,
of Orange, laid on the table.
Upon the second reading of the reso
lution to relieve the Commissioners of
Jacksoncounty of penalty for failing
to examine the bond ot the tax collec
tor, it was, on motion of Mr. Robbins,
of Davidson, laid on the table.
Bill making the road leading from
Franklin, in Macon county, to Clayton,
Ga., a turnpike, passed second reading.
Bill making Entry Takers take the
place of the State's Agent for vacant
lands in certain Western icounties,
passed second reading.
Bill to1 repeal chapter 227, laws 1SC9
'70, respecting the tak ing of depositions.
Re-enacts Revised Code on this sub
ject. Pissed second reading.;
B.ll to authorize the Treasurer to pay
costs of j cases carried to ther Supreme
Court or the United States on appeal or
writs of error, wherein the; State is
plaintiff passed second reading.
Bill Itb change the time of holding
Courts, jin tho 3d Judicial District,
IKisscd second reading, ?."
; SPECIAL OKPKU,
being the bill in relation to the Wes-
tern North Carolina Railroad omiany,
was postponed till Monday next.
The bill repealing the act providing
for running the dividing line between
Hertford and Northampton counties
failel to ptiss its second reading.
Bill 'respecting civlf actions, provid
ing that the complaint be tleiivercd
with tlie summons to defendant, passed
Mr. Ik'llamy moved that the votebv
which the bill niealing the act regard
ing the Hertford and Northampton dl-
viuiug line laiicti to klsm, im; recouii i
cml, and that IU consideration Ik? h4- I
lned until Monday next. tVrrh'd. :
Bill authorizing the Treasurer to iy
crttlitors ui the Siiarta ami
. I .t.. I I I . . t.....iti r
TZtoT iff uh-
lhiolutim in raU mintnlttnn to
pn.wrt a hill to lay o.T the State Into
lingrriotaI an.lV4niatnH4l dUtrirt
and to tpirtjunhe ,iiietulrf U the
i lvv, u adoiul. K i
On tuoiion ir:ir. ( ui. ih .Stint
uon passeu iis-tuttxx-
jur. amis, my consent) introduced a
memorial from the Commissioners of
Burke County, asking ' relief from the
heavy taxations, by legislative enacts
House bill to be entitled an act to in
corporate Warren Lodge, No. 101," F.
& A. M., in the town of Kenansville,
was taken up and passed its several
House bill to incorporate St. Peter's
Lodge, Council of Friends, No. 1, or
New Berne, was taken up and passed
its several readings.
House bill to be entitled arf act con
cerning Constables, was taked up and
failed to pass its second reading for
want of a quorum. -
On motion of Mr. Ashe, the bill was
again put under consideration, and de
manded the yeas and nays, when the
bill passed its second reading by the
Yeas 04, nays 20. :
House resolution offered by Mr.
Young, of Yancey, adding a new rule
to the rules of the House, in reference
to expelling any member of the House
who may knowingly present any me
morial, or other paper that is insulting
to the House, was taken up.
On motion of Mr. Gregory, the reso
lution was referred to the Judiciary
Senate bill to be entitled an act to
amend the charter of the Chatham R.
R. Company. Referred.
House bill to be entitled an ' act for
the relief of such persons who may have
suffered by the burning of the records of
Clay county, was taken up, and passed
its several readings. .
House bill to amend chap. 139, sec.
11, laws of 1870-'71, was taken up. V
On motion of Mr. Joyner, of John
ston, the bill was laid on the table.
House bill to amend an act entitled
ah act in relation to fees of county offi
cers and Superior Court Clerk was taken
On motion of Mr. Loftin, the bill was
laid on the table.
An act to add certain sub-divisions to
sec. 11, chap. 130, of the laws of 1871-'71,
was taken up.
On motion of Mr. Standford, the bill
was postponed until Monday at 10
o'clock, and the bill ordered printed.
House bill to change the ; township
line between Hilton and Piney Creek
townships, in Ashe' county, was taken
Mr. nankin moved to amend oy in
serting the line between Clay and
Greene townships, in Guilford county.
Mr. Harris, of Guilford, moved to
lay the bill and amendment on the ta
The bill, as amended, then passed its
House resolution continuing Mr. J.
D. Cameron, Clerk to the Fraud Com
mission to inquire into certain charges
of-lmud and corruption, be continued,
witntnesame pay (?u per weeK), in
his said office, to superintend the print
ing of the report of said commission.
Mr. Johnston, of Buncombe, said that
if It would take as long to print this re
port as it did some bills which were or
dered to be printed, he was opposed to
paying the gentleman a salary to set
around and wait the pleasure of the
Mr. Ashe, (by consent) a bill to be
entitled an act to raise revenue, passed
its first reading, and was ordered to be
House bill to be entitled an act to
change the line between Mitchell and
Yancey counties, was taken up, and
passed its several readings.
House bill to change an alley in the
town of Shelby was taken up, and
passed its several readings.
House bill to be entitled an act to in
corporate the Western Steamboat and
Transportation Company, was taken
up, and passed its several readings.
House bill, under a suspension oi tno
taken up, to
Piney Creek townships in tho county
or Ashe, and Clay anu ureene town
shin in Guilford county, was taken up
and passed its third reading.
House bill to incorporate the Wil
mington and Atlantic Steamship Com
pany was taken up, and passed its sev
House hill to he entitled an act to in
corporate tho Pioneer Steamboat and
Transportation Cfcinnanv. wa taken
up, and passed its several readings,
House bill to Incorporate the iJoIlege
or wurgeow ana rnyHicians in ineciiy
of Wilmington, was taken up, and
passed Its Heveral readings.
House hill to be entitled nnn t to
amend sec 13, chap. IE), la waof IK70-' I ,
was taken up and referred to the Com
inittee on Halaricii and Ynm.
Hnue bill to authorize It. I. lVrkln
late Sheriff of Burke county, to collect
arrears of taxi wan taken up and re
ferred fo theOmmlt!oii Prowiitiou
and Grievatw; !
The Calendar l4ng exts.iutlf on
motion of .Mr. liftin thi IIm ad
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