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' " "For the Carolina Era.
Ut? Editor : GoV. Caldwell
companied by Col. Harsrrove, filled his
but his competitor was absent, for what
cause did not appear
Col. Hargrove led off in an able, dig- yention was for the purpose of nom
iflv and Wned address, enchaihinsr "S a candidate to represent the
,ftTr,orirviftttPntion of his larireand
appreciative audience, while reviewing
UV " O
witniairness ana juss criticism uie plat
form and policy of the opposition. He
proved, beyond a doubt, many oC the
partisan acts of the last Legislature, to
be clearly unconstitutional, for instance,
the effort to clog and trammel a fair and
free election by restricting the citizen
to vote in his own township, when the
Constitution permitted him to vote in
any part of his county. Yet he urged
th nponle ta comnlv strictlv with the
law as enacted,- as it was binding
until declared void, by competent au-
thority. He criticised with much
severity, and justly so. the frivolous
and expensive course of the Legisla
ture, spending time and money, talking
about deer, birds and per diem, and
especially did he ask the condemnation
of every good citizen of the partisan
course of the benate in expeilrag a suf
ficient number of Republican Senators
to insure the impeachment of the Gov
ernor. Col. Hargrove by ins canaor
and fairness gained the admiration and
respect both of his friends and roes, ana
will add much to the strength and suc
cess of the ticket
The Governor consented to allow any
of the friends .of Judge Merrimon to
advocate his cause in reply to Col. Har
grove, but as none came 'forward , he
then proceeded to address the house in
one of the most exhaustive and con
vincing ppeechrs over delivered Inthis
State, lie commenced by saying that
such of his audience as- had read the
Democratic papers, especially that pink
. of virtue and truth, The Sentinel, doubt
less expected to seo a monster unlike
anything above or below a usurper and
tyrant, but he stood now as he stood
-throughout, the storm of opposition
raised against him, calm and unmoved.
Ho contrasted his own official liberality
. with that of the opposition, when he
appointed a committee to investigate
fraud he wanted them to discover it
wherever it existed; for instance, he
appointed a Democrat, a Republican,
. and a neutral, but when the opposition
appointed a committee they so consti
tuted it by appointing all Democrats
that thev would only look for fraud on
one side and whitewash the other side.
Such a course was neither right, just,
or parliamentary. He reviewed his
course in regard to the call for a Con
vention, and convinced every unpreju
diced hearer that he was right and did
his duty boldly and fearlessly and to
the good of the country. It is to be re
gretted that the whole State could not
have heard his criticism on the Demo
cratic members of the last Legislature
who signed the address to the people.
He said he had heard of a dilemma
with two horns, but the one they were
in had three horns. They said if the
people would not call a convent;on they
must impose a tax of $50 on the $1,000
worth of property, resign or be perjured.
Now said he, how many has resigned ?
Have they Imposed the tax? It they
have done neither, he need not charac
terize the horn of the dilemma they
had taken for they had said themselves
what i t was. Th ere was one exception ,
a preacher, the Senator from Richmond
and Moore, had resigned and was con
sistent, the only one out of the whole
number of over one hundred, though
he had understood that there were
preachers among them.
Now, Mr. Editor, the visit of the
Governor and Col. Hargrove will insure
the county of Robeson to the Republi
cans by several hundred majority over
and above what it has heretofore been.
Squire P., an old line Democrat, said
coming from the Court House that it
was the best speaking he had ever heard
in that house.
Luniberton, May 23d, 1S72.
From the Wilmington Post.
Rockingham, N. C, May 20, 1872.
Mr. Editor: Our gallant standard-bearers,
Gov. Caldwell, and. Col.
T. Ii. Hargrove; our candidate for At
torney General, addressed the people
of Richmond county, at the Court
House in this town, to-day, the audi
ence being very large and attentive.
Col. Hargrove, being .introduced by
our distinguished and talented country
man, the Hon. O. II. Dockery, as our
next Attorney-General, led: off in a
speech of some two hours lepgth, in
which he succeeded in showing up the
Ku Klux Democracy in their true
colors, and in convincing many per
sons, even Democrats, that he would
prove a rock upon which the Demo
cratic Shipp will be stranded in August
next. The Colonel is an able, logical
and exceedingly fluent speaker, and I
am proud to be able to say that he
made hosts of friends by his speech
After Col. II. had finished his ad
dress, a call was made for Col. Steele
to defend the Ku Klux, but the non
combatant Colonel, after a glance at the
situation, very peremptorily declined
the invitation to be, as he had it, sand
wich in between Hargrove and Cald
well. And I cannot refrain from ex-
ressing my admiration of the wisdom
io displayed in thus refusing to place
himself between those two mighty
stones of Republicanism by which he
could not fail to have been ground to
Col. Steele declining to come forth,
our worthy Governor then arose, and
made one of the best speeches that it
has ever been my good fortune to hear.
The opposition, with all their bitter
prejudices, could not help appreciating
the many truths to which the Gover
nor gave utterance, and actually joined
in with the Republicans in several
hearty rounds of applause. Several
Democrats, after the speaking, were
heard to say that Caldwell was evident
ly an honest man, and no doubt made
good enough Governor. He certainly '
made a great many votes by his address i
here to-day, and the general opinion I
hear expressed is, that he will be elected
Governor by a handsome majority over
his competitor, whose nomination at
Greensboro' was mainly instigated by
hi3 able defence of that invincible
Democrat, Geo. W. Swepson, of the
N. C. Special Tax Bond Notoriety.
Old Richmond county, will give a
largely-Increased 'Republican majority
in August next.
The distinguished speakers go hence
to Lumberton to-morrow, when I trust
they will be greeted with a large ami
appreciative au'Uence. Moro anon.
j , Civis. .
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w Third Congressional District.
Clintox, Sampson County,
Slay 22d. 1872.
The District Convention of ithe Re
publican party of the Third Conirres-
sional District, met in Clinton, this
date, pursuant to a call of the District
The convention was called to order
by J W Schenck, Jr.. of New Hanover,
who stated that the object of the con
1 11 X 11 A - f II .
TWrd Congressional District? in the
.National Congress, and for the transac
tion of such other business as might be
Drougnt Deiore it. un motion, A O
Thorton, Esq., of Cumberland, was
culled to the chair as temporary chair-.
man, and w II. Uerkent of New Han-
ovcr, requested to act as temporary
secretary. On motion, Messrs. W II
Gerken, V A Guthrie, W B Richard
scm jas Harrington, w ii Moore, Jos
Wilson, and Jasper Ethendgo were
appointed a committee on credentials
and permanent organization
the absence of the committee G w
Price, Esq., of New Hanover, was
called upon, who held the large assem
blage present spell bound, in an nddres3
of great power and eloquence. The
committee on credentials submitted a'
report declaring credentials of delegates
from the following counties (correct:
New Hanover, Sampson, Bladen.
-" t iuu w 1.1 uaujuii ifxauu,
Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland,
Moore, and Harnett. On motion, the
report was received and adopted.
The committee on permanent organi
zation, though their chairman, sub
mitted a report recommending the fol
lowing named gentlemen fori perma
nent officers of the convention! to wit:
For chairman, W AGuthrie, of Cum
bertand : for Secretaries, W II Gerken,
of New Hanover, and Al JN .ueary, Jr.,
of Cumberland. On motion,' a com
mittee of five, consisting of Messrs. E
M Rosafy. V II S'kes, W P Gmaday,
W B Duncan and G w Price, Jr., were
vvuw iu ..
I J. J A J -L 1..1! !
I Kja '"Uiiuii, intj wuveuuuu in
ceeded to nominations for candidates
for Congress. R II Simmons, 'of Cum
berland, placed in nomination Neil
McKay, Jr., of Harnett; J II White-
man, of JSew Hanover. Dlaced In nom
ination Daniel L Russell, Esq. j of New
Hanover ; E M Rosafy, of Brunswick,
placed in nomination General Allan
Rutherford, of New Hanover. G W
Price, Esq., begged leave to read the
following letterfrom DL Russell, Esq.,
and have it spread upon the record :
Wilmington, May 18th; 1872.
Dear Sir: After mature reflection I
have been forced to the determination
to decline the nomination for Congress
in tins district, ana must ask you to
communicate this fact to the Conven
tion at Clinton. Hiving so many as
surances of the purpose of a majority
of the delegates to confer that honor
upon me, I have not come to this con
clusion without hesitation and reluc
tance. I have not desired the place
from the first, but until now have not
determined to refuse to yield jto what
seemed to be the will of a large por
tion of the party. Were I otherwise
situated I would accept the nomination
with every confidence that with unity
and concert of action we would achieve
success. But I could not assume and
perforin the responsibilities and duties
of a member of Congress without abi
senting myself from home to such an
extent as to entail serious injury upon
my private business ana pecuniary in
terest. Nothing could induce me at
this time to accept the offic save a
conviction of duty. This I do pot feel,
because I am not so vain ns tojsuppose
that I am superior to other gentlemen
who desire the nomination and some
one of whom will receive it.
Yours, Scc, Dan. L. IU'.selij.
Geo. W. Price, Esq., Clinton, A". C:
W P Canaday, Esq., asked spermis
sioii to read the followincr letter from
Gen. Allan Rutherford and I have it
spread upon the record:
Washington, D. C, May 14, 1872.
Cant WrCanadt, Wilmington ' A" C:
My Dear Sir: "Should my name be
brought before our District Conven
tion, as a candidate for Congress, I re
quest that you will say to the Conven-
! tion and to the many kind friends who
have honored me by the expressions of
their preference, that while I fully
appreciate the honor they would confer
upon me, the condition of my health is
such that it would be quite impossible
for me to make the canvass, and I
should, therefore, feel compelled to
decline the nomination should it be
tendered me. I regret that I will be
unable to attend the Convention, but
hope that its proceedings may be har
monious and that its nominee may
receive the heartv support of all Re
publicans of the Third District. For
myself, I would say that I shall do all
in my power to assist in electing the
nominee of the Convention. Again
thanking my friends for the many
expressions of confidence they have
bestowed upon me, e t
I am very truly, yours,
On motion, Col Neill McKay, Jr., of
Harnett, was then unanimously elected
as the candidate of the Republican par--
ty ior uongress lrom the Third Dis
trict. Col McKay being present was
called forward, and in a brilliant speech
thanked the Convention for the honor
they had conferred upon him, and as
sured them that his sole object would
be to lead the party to victory. At the
conclusion of the gentleman's remarks
three times three cheers were proposed
for our candidate, which were given ,
with a will. I
On motion, a committee of five, con
sisting of Messrs W II Gerken, W II
SikesV II Barker, W B Richardson and
Jos II Wilson, were appointed to pro
pose a candidate for Presidential Elec
tor, and two delegates to the National
Republican Convention. The commit
tee on resolutions submitted the follow
ing, which, on motion, were adopted:
The Republicans of; the Third Con
gressional District in Convention as
sembled, do: i
Besolve, That we heartily and un
qualifiedly re-affirm the platform and
principles of the Republican party as
enunciated in its National and State
Conventions. . ! ,
Besolved, That the administration of
President Grant, enforcing no policy
against the will of the people, has our
unanimous approval, and our delegates
to the Philadelphia Convention are
hereby instructed to vote for jhis re
nomination as demanded by the in
stincts of self, preservation of the Re
publican party South. - :
Besolved, That we adopt tho plan of
organization, and cordially accent the
men and measures proposed by the late
Republican State Convention; and we
ao nereoy pledge our whole support to
the whole ticket now before the people
of the State and District. J -
Besolved, That we firmly abide by
the principle of our equal powers of the
constituent elements of our partv as
vindicated and loudly, proclaimed In
uui uiiu ouiio VAuveuuuil, UilU Willi
we are ever ready to adiust within our
own lines all honest claims on the
triple basis of comoetencv. character
and merit, we. consider the advocacy
vi avaiiaoiuiy, unless conducted irre-
epective of color and nativity, danger-
ous, ana in violation of the American
Idea, the spirit of our. institutions.
Ihe committee on nominations.
through their chairman submitted the
following recommendations For FJerv
I . . '. . .
tor, William A Uuthrie, of Cumber-
land; Delegates to National Conven
tion, Hon Geo w Price, Jr., of New
Hanover, and Hon Edward Cantwell,
of New Hanover. Alternates, Dr w
II Barker, of Carteret, R N Maultsby,
On motion, the report of the commit
tee was adopted.
rlhe following gentlemen were ap-
.5 j. 5 t?ij? -x if i
pointed as District Executive Commit-
tee, viz:; New Hanover, W PCanaday,
Chairman : Onslow, E B Sanders :
Harnett,' J Harrington: Carteret, A
C Davis:' Dunlin. Enoch Hill: Bruns
wick, E M Ilosafy; Cumberland ,' A G
Tnornton; Columbus, It JS JMaultsby;
Bladen, Kvander Smgletary ; Sampson,
Clifton Ward ; Moore, A R McDonald.
un motion, a vote or tnanxs was re
turned to the Chairman and Secretaries
for the impartial and efficient manner
in which they had discharged the du
ties assigned to them.
On motion, it was ordered that the
OCICIUIICS 1U1U1S1I i Ul 11HJ Jill
ceedings to The Wilmington Post, Car
Secretaries furnish a copy of the pro-
olina .ERA, and JVew JSorth istaxemx
There being no further business, the
Convention after giving three cheers
for President Grant, Governor Cald
well and the entire Republican ticket
aujuurneu sine me.
i i !
:..W A. GUTHRIE, Chairman.
AV. II. Gerken,
M. N. LearYj Jr., -j
Congressional Convention of the
'ursoant to a call of the Republican
Jucecutive committee of tnis district,
the convention met at the Court House
in this place on Saturday last, and was
1 1 1... T TT 1 -C
Chairman of the Committee. On
motion of Mr. Justice of Rutherford.
Hon.' Vr. 31. Moore of lancy, was ap
pointed secretary pro tern.
thr motion of K. 11. Hampton of
Jackson, the Chairman was requested
to appoint a committee of hve on per
manent ' organization, whereupon the
following gentleman were appointed :
K R Hampton of Jackson, Dr'WD
Whitted of Henderson, Pinkney.Rol
lins of Buncombe, V R Trull of Madi
son, and J m Justice 01 ltutnertord.
On motion of Pinkney Rollins, Esq.,
a committee of three was appointed, by
the Chair, on credentials, viz: Robert
Hawkins of Buncombe, A Q Moore of
Henderson, and W P Moring of Mc
The committee on permanent organ
ization, through their, chairman, K R
.tor Chairman x M Moore of Yan
or Secretaries J B leaves of Ruther
ford; and A E Deaver of Madison.
Ihe committee on credentials not
being ready to report, Hon J M Justice
of Rutherford; was called for, and re
sponded in a speech, dealing ponderous
blows to the Ku Klux Democracy.
Tho committee on credentials having
completed their work, made the fol
lowing report of counties represented
and delegates present :
( Cherokee E R Hampton, proxy.
Clay Not represented.
; Macon Pinkney Rollins, proxy.
r Jacksoh E R Hampton, Henry
Haywood E R Hampton, proxy.
Swain E R Hampton, proxy.
Buncombe Rob't Hawkins, Pink
ney Rollins, J W Walker, H J Burnett,
S S Norman, T J Harkins, Geo Henry,
T J Candler, John Brooks, Rob't Haw
kins, A M Gudger, C N Candler, John
Randal, W J Worley, Win Dedman, S
O Deaver, Reubin Brooks, J M Pad
gett, Hardin McDaniel, Butler Burgin,
John Jones, John Clayton, James
Brown, J C Davidson, F Grimes, J E
Reed, Otto Hildebrand, J N Davis,
Hugh Hamilton, Rob't Perkins, M
Roberts, Jessee Singleton, A G Ander
son, Taylor BucknerJ
Transylvania not represented.
Henderson W Dj Whitted, A Q
iMoore, J Johnson.
Madison W R Trull. A E Deaver,
E W Ray. I
Yancey Wm M -Moore.
; Mitchell J W Bowman.
! Caldwell not represented.
:; Rurke WPMoring.
McDowell W P Moring, proxy,
j Cleaveland P Rollins, proxy.
Polk not represented.
, Rutherford J M Justice, J B Eaves,
t On motion, rife report was adopted.
I Mr. Hampton of Jackson, moved that
the convention now1 proceed to the
nomination of a candidate for represen
tative in Congress frqm this (8th) Con
j Mr. Justice of Rutherford, moved an
amendment to the motion, by placing
W G Candler of Buncombe, in nomina
tion, which was accepted and resulted
in the unanimous nomination of Mr.
I, J Mr. Candler was called for, came for
ward, addressed the j meeting and ac
cepted the nomination.
On motion, the chairman was re
quested to appoint two delegates to
Itne Philadelphia Convention to be held
on the 5th of June ; also, two alternates.
The chair appointed! Pinkney Rollins
iof Buncombe, and E R Hampton of
'Jackson, delegates, and C S Moring of
jMcDowell, and V S Lusk of Buncombe,
On motion of E R Hampton, Hon
J'M Justice of Rutherford, was unani
mously nominated for Elector for this
Congressional District by acclamation.
;Mr. Bowman being called for, came
forward and responded in his usual
happy style. )
j1 On motion, the convention adjourned
till 8 o'clock, p. m.
j; Convention met pursuant to adjourn-
inent. j I j
' On motion, J E Reed, J W Bowman,
W'D Whitted, J B Eaves, and John
Clay ton were appointed a committee
on resolutions. On motion, the chair
man and secretaries were added to the
p i.The committee submitted thefollow
ing resolutions, which were adopted :
1; : Besolved, That wej the Republicans
iof the 1 8th Congressional District of
North Carolina, in convention assem
bled, reafiirm'our devotion to the great j
principles of the Republican party of
.the nation, and heartily pledge our
jundivided and unqualified support to
'the same during the approaching na
tional campaign, asjwe -have done in
ithe past, and call upon all peaceable
and law-abiding: citizens of our district
I to loin us in carrying: the banner of the
0 I great uauuiuu puty iu giunuua viu-
torv. ? r
Besotted, That. we heartily endorse
I the nominations made by the State
ReDublican Convention at Raleisrh on
the I7tn oi April, iviz, ana pieage our
ardent support to ; the same in August
next. I : '.
On motiQn the Secretaries were re
quested to furnish a copy of the pro
ceedings of this convention to Ihe
Weekly Pioneer for publication, with
the request that The North Carolina
W. M.MOORE, ChnVn. t
J. B. Eaves, ,
E. A. Deaver, . ' . ' ,
; - Secretaries. : -.'. -.',',' K j:
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
, . . Treasury Department, i v
. I Maleigh, April 2d, 1872.
The following act is published for the in
formation of the?Hlders of bonds' of the
State of North Cf "a. ; .
The undersign a. compliance with the
req uirernents of V .act, hereby invite pro
posals,' to be forwai ded to this Department
on or before the : lOVh day of October, 1872,
for an exchange of the stocks of this State in
any Kauroaa eoinpany, or otner corpora
tion, lor tte Don as or the state. Said pro
posals must be sealed and endorsed " Pro-"
posals for Exchange of State Stocks."
It is decmea unnecessary to set forth the
details of exchange, as the act is explanatory
oi liseu.. u. jx ;
State Treasurer, i ;
- W. M. SHIPP, J
Attorney General. '
AN A.CT for Exchanging the Stocks of the
State for Bonds with which such Stocks
were obtained and for other purposes. -'
Sec. 1. Tha General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact: That the Public Treas
urer and Attorney General shall advertise
for six months in such newspapers as they
may select, and invite proposals for an ex
change of the Stocks held by the State in
.any Railroad or other corporation, for the
bonds Dy wniea uie state acquired sucn
stocks ; or any other bonds of the State (not
special tax) where the stock is not specially
iu sum iVJUuijiuuii . Buvu uiua buou do
opened on a day appointed, and those terms
be accepted which may De most advantage
ous for the State ; lrovided, That in no event
shall any of tho said stocks ' be exchanged
for less than their par value, or for less than
three bonds of same nominal value, issued
in aid of Chatham Railroad, January 1st,
1863; and provided further, No stock in the
North Carolina Railroad shall be exchanged,
unless in the same offer it is proposed to
take twenty shares of stock in the North
Carolina Railroad, ten shares in the Atlantic
and North Carolina Railroad, and twenty
shares in the Western North Carolina Rail
road Company (Eastern Division,) and to
ay therefor two bonds of one thousand dol
ars each' of the State, issued to the North
Carolina Railroad under acts of 1848-'49,
chapter eighty-two, or 1854-'o5, chapter
tnirty-two, one Dona oi one tnousand dol
lars, issued to the Atlantic and North Car
olina Railroad, under acts I854-'55, chapter
two hundred and thirty-two, or acts of
18.56. chanter seventv-four and seventv-six.
and two bonds of one thousand dollars, is
sued to the Western North Carolina Rail
road (Eastern Division,) acts of 1866-'67,
chapter one hundred and six or in the
Sec. 2. That any liauroad or other cor-
E oration, which has heretofore received
onds of the State in exchange for "bonds of
said corporation or person holding such
State bonds, shall be entitled to a surrender
of a bond of such corporation, upon the re
turn to the Treasury of any State bond of
equal amount, issued under the acts of the
. i . it r - e lL
tjrenerai Assemuiy or uruiuauues ui iub
Convention, authorizing such exchange,
and upon a return of all bonds issued un
der any particular act or ordinance, the cor
poration shall be entitled to a cancellation
and surrender Of any mortgage executed to
the State for securing: payment oi such cor
poration bonds, or State bonds ; coupons on
said bonds may bo exchanged in like man
ner and cut off and retained on either side
to make equality. -
Sec. 3. To iacilitate the exenange proposed
in this act, the State does hereby relinquish
all claim for stock in the Western Railroad
above one million one hundred thousand
dollars, and surrenders to the said Company
two hundred and twenty-five thousand dol
lars coupons now in State Treasury with
held on a former exchange of Company
bonds for stock in said Railroad ; and also
the State does hereby relinquish all claims
to stock in said company above six hundred
thousand doZlars upon the return to the
Treasury of (he five hundred thousand dol
lars of Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherr
ford company bonds, and coupons hereto
fore issued to said Western Railroad com
pany: Provided, That any person acquiring
a share of State stock in said corporation,
shall be entitled to all rights and privileges
with the private stockholders in voting, and
in the election of the directors whose num
ber shall be determined by the stockholders
of isaid company. The State also relinquish
es all claim to stock in the Western North
Carolina Railroad above four millions of
Sec. 4. That as soon as the proportion of
shares of stock for which the State appoints
one director in any corporation, is exchang
ed, the right of the. State to appoint such
director shall cease and determine, and one
director to be selected by lot shall be. de
ducted from the number appointed on the
part of the State; and upon acceptance of
this act by any corporation and such guar
antees given for its fulfillment as shall be
deemed sufficient by the Treasurer and
Attorney General, all further rights to rep
resentation by the State either by directors
or proxy, shall cease and determine.
Sec. 5. That as soon as may be practica
ble, the Public Treasurer shall receive the
bonds offered in exchange, and in the pres
ence of the Auditor and Attorney General,
shall cancel the same. It shall also be his
duty tp transfer the stocks and execute such
fore mentioned as shall be deemed necessa;
ry, such conveyance to be in a foi m ap
proved by the Attorney General. i
Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Auditor
to make a minute of what shall be done by
the Treasurer in the premises, and to make
therefrom such entries in .the books of his
office as may secure a just accountability
on the part of the Treasurer because of the
transaction hereinbefore mentioned.
Sec. 7. The PaTlic Treasurer shall make
special reports upon the subject of this act
to the General Assembly at every session.
Sec. 8. That this- act shall be in force from
ancLafter its ratification.
Ratified the 1st day of February, A. D.,
1872. 44 wtd.
CI TATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
L 1 fin A KVTT.T.r f 'r ITJJTV
William L. Brame, James A. Branie, and
Andrew Bowden, and Arabella G. Bowden,
his wife, James Stanback, and others.
; Petition to sell Land for partition.
This cause coming on to be heard, and it
appearing to the satisfaction of the Court
that Andrew Bowden and Arabella G. Bow
den, his wife, are non-residents of this
State, and supposed to be residents of the
State of Tennessee :
On motion of John W. Hayes, Attorney
for the Plaintiffs, it is therefore ordered,
that publication be made for six weeks in
the Carolina Era, a paper published in the
city of Raleigh, N. C, notifying the said
defendants of the filing of the complaint in
this proceeding ; that the same is for sale, of
. . . i i i
real estate, ior panmpn auiuugst iue ueus
at law and next of kin of Samuel Brame,
deceased, and that they make appearance at
the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court,
fur Granville county, in Oxford, on or be
fore the Ctu day of July next, and answer,
plead irr : demur as they may see fit, and
that upon their failure to appear, the prayer
of the petitioners will be granted, and an
order for sale made according to law.
: CALVIN BETTS, Clerk
Superior Court of Granville county. I
mav 2-. i 51wGw
In pursuance of An Act of the General
Assembly, ratified the 23rd day of January,
1872, I have caused to be published the
following certified copy of " An Act to alter
the Constitution of North Carolina.'- ,
E. J. WARREN,
President of the Senate.
January 24, 1872.
AN ACT to alter the Constitution of
North Carolina. v if:
Sec. 1. The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact (three-fifths of all the
members of each House concurring),
That the Constitution of this State be
altered as follows, to wit :
Amend section six, or the nrst article, Dy
striking out the first clause thereof, down
to and including the word "but;" this be
ing the clause relating to the State debt; u '.
Amend section two of the second article
by striking out the word 'annually," and
inserting in lieu thereof, the word "bienni
ally ;" being in reference to the sessions
of the General Assembly. .".
'' Amend section five of the Becond article4
by striking out all that precedes the words,
"the said Senate districts," and by striking
out the phrase "as aforesaid or" in said sec-,
tion ; the parts so stricken out having ref
erence to the State census. , , ;
Add a new section to the second article
to be styled "section 30," and to read as
follows: "The members of the General As
sembly, shall each receive three hundred
dollars as a. compensation for their services
during their term, subject to such, regula
tions in regard to time of payment and re
duction for non-attendande as may be pre
scribed by- law ; but they may have an
additional allowance when they are called
together-in special session, 4 and mileage
shall be ten cents permile for each session.'4
: Amend section one of the third article by
striking out the words "four years,' wiere
they occur first in said section, and insert
ing, in lieu thereof, the words "tw years,"
being in reference to the terms of executive
officers. "' :: '; -; - v :;::..
Strikeout the words "Superintendent of
Public Works," wherever ttiey occur in
the Constitution, thus abolishing that office.
, Amend section, six of the third article, by
striking out the word "annually.' and in
serting, in lieu thereof, the .word- ''biennial
ly," so as to conform to the provision re
specting the sessions, of the General Assem
hly. v - :: .-. - : . U-.. ; --
' . Strike out sections two and three of the
fourth article, being the provisions which
refer to. the appointment and duties of the
Alter section four of the fourth article, so
that said section shall read as follows :
"The judicial power, of the State shall be
vested in a Court for the trial of impeach
ments, a Supreme Court, Superior Courts,
such inferior Courts as may be established
by law, and Courts of Justices of the Peace."
Alter section eight of the fourth article,
"so that said section shall read as follows :
"The Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief
Justice and two Associate Justices; srovi
ded,' That this shall not apply to the justices
during their present term of office, unless
by death, resignation, or otherwise, the
number of Associate J ustices shall be re
duced to two."
Alter section twelve of the fourth article
so that said section shall read as follows :
"The State shall be divided into nine judi
cial districts, for each of which a judge shall
be chosen ; and in each, district a Superior
Court shall bo held at least twice in each
year, to continue for such time in each
county respectively as may be prescribed
by law. The General Assembly shall lay
otf said districts in due time, so that the
said nine judges may be chosen and begin
their official term at the first general elec
tion for members of the General Assembly
which shall occur after the ratification of
this section." The General Assembly may
reduce or increase the number of Districts
to take effect at the end of each judicial term.
Strike out section thirteen of the fourth
article, which fixes the present judical dis
Amend section fourteen of the fourth ar
ticle by striking out all after the word
"office," and inserting, in lieu of the part so
stricken out, the following: , "The General
Assembly shall prescribe a proper system
of rotation for the judges of the Superior
Courts, so that no judge may ride the same
district twice in succession, and the judges
may also exchange districts with each other,
as may be provided by law."
Strike out section fifteen of the fourth ar
ticle, and insert in lieu thereof, the follow
ing : The General Assembly shall have no
power to deprive the judicial department of
any power or j urisdiction which rightfully
Eertains to it as a co-ordinate department :
ut the General Assembly shall allot and
distribute that portion of this power and ju
risdiction, which does not pertain to the
Supreme Court, among the other Courts
prescribed in this Constitution or which
may be established by law, in such manner
as it may deem best provide also a proper
system of appeals, and regulate by law
wfien necessary tne metnods oi proceeaing,
in the exercise of their powers, of all the
courts below the Supreme Court, so far as
the same may be done' without conflict with
other provisions of this constitution."
Strike .out sections sixteen, seventeen,
nineteen, tweuty-five and thirty-three oi
the fourth article.
Amend section twenty-six of the fourth
article bv strikinjr out all that part which
begins with, and follows the word "but" in
said section, and, in lieu of the part so
stricken out, inserting the following:
"The judicial officers and the clerks of
any courts which may be established by
law. shall be chosen by the vote of the quali
fied electors, and for such term as may be
prescribed by law. The voters of each pre
cinct, established as is elsewhere provided
for in this constitution, shall elect two justices-of
the peace for such term as may be
fixed by law, whose jurisdiction shall extend
throughout their respective counties. The
General Assembly may provide for the elec
tion of more than two justices of the peace
in those precincts which contain cities or
towns, or in which other special reasons
render it expedient. The chief magistrates
of p.itifis and incorporated towns shall have
ine judicial powers of justices of the peace."
Amend section thirty of the fourth article
by striking out the word " townships " and
inserting, in lieu thereof, the word "pre
cincts ;" also in the last sentence of the same
section, strike out the words " the commis
sioners of the county may appoint to such
office for the unexpired term," and in lieu
thereof insert "an appointment to fill such
vacancy for the unexpired term shall be
made as may be prescribed by law."
Amend sections one and seven of the fifth
article, ly striking out the words "commis
sioners of the several counties" where they
occur in said sections, and in lieu thereof in
serting the words, " county authorities es
tablished and authorized by law."
. Strike out section four of the fifth article
relating to taxation to pay the State debt and
Amend section six of the fifth article by
inserting after the word "instrument" in
said section the words ." or any other per
Insert the word "and " before the word
"surveyor" in section one of the 7th article,
and strike out the words " and five commis
sioners" in said section ; also add to said sec
tion the following : "The General Assem
bly shall provide for a system ot county
government for the several counties of the
Amend section two of the seventh article,
by striking out the word " commissioners "
and in lieu thereof inserting the words
"county authorities established and author
ized by law ;" and in the same section strike
out the words, "the Register of Deeds shall
be ex officio clerk of the board of commis
. Strike out section three of the seventh ar
ticle, and in lieu thereof insert the following :
The county authorities established and.
authorized by law shall see that the respec
tive counties are divided into a suitable num
ber of sub-divisions, asconvenient and com -
E act in shape as possible, and marked out
j definite Doundaries, which may be al
tered when necessary. Said sub-divisions
shall be known by the name of precincts.
They shall have no corporate powers. The
township governments are abolished. The
boundaries of the precincts shall be the same
as those which heretofore defined the town
ships until they shall be altered."
Strike out sections four, five, six, ten and
eleven of the seventh article, which relate to
the township system.
Amend sections eight and nine of the sev
enth article, by striking out the words " or
townships " where they occur in said sec
tion. - ,. ; H
Strike out section three of the ninth arti
cle, and in lieu thereof insert the following:
"Thjs General Assembly shall make suita
ble pro vision "by law for the management
and j-egulation of the public schools, and for
perfecting the system of free public instruc
tion.!' Strike out section live of the ninth arti
cle, find In lieu thereof, insert the following:
lap jenerai ASsemDiy snail Have power
to provide for the election of Trustees of
the university of North Carolina, in frhom,
wheq chosen, shall be vested all the privi
leges! rights, franchises' and endowments
heretofore in any wise granted to, or, con
ferrefgon, the Board of Trustees of said
Univprsit; and the General Assembly
may inakVstch provisions, laws and reg
ulations, from time to time, as ; nay be nec
essary and expedient, for the n.dintenance
and management of said University."
Strike out sections thirteen, fourteen and
fifteen of the ninth article, relating to the
University of North Carolina. Amend sec
tion tfn 6f the eleventh article by striking
out tho ords "at the charge of the State,"
and id liqu thereof, insert the words "by the
State i and those who do not own property
over and above the homestead and personal
property exemption prescribed by this Con-
n, or being minors, whose parents
own property over and above the
ihall be cared for at the charge of the
section seven of the fourteenth ar
that said section shall read as fol
: "No person who shall hold any
or place of- trust or profit under the
estates, or any department thereof.
er this State, or. under any other
ir government, shall hold or exercise
er ofhee or place of trust or profit
the authority of this State, or be eli
b a seat in either house of the General
Assembly; Provided, That nothing herein
con tailed shall extend to officers in the
Justices of the Peace, Com mission -
ers of 1
blic Charities, or Commissioners
.nother section to the fourteenth ar-
be styled "section' 8" and to read
ws : " county officers, justices or
the pece and other officers whose offices
are abolished or changed in any way by the
alteration of the constitution, shall continue
to exercisie their functions until any pro
visions necessary to be made by law in or
der to give full effect to . the' alterations, so
far as relates to said officers shall have been
made," -J. i ,v-. -' f
. Re-numbel the sections in those articles
from which any section has been- stricken
without ' the i insertion of another in its
stead; and give to any new section that
number whish by this method would have
been given po the section for which it is
substituted, a nd the alterations shall be em
bodied into the qwistitution, and the sever
al sections nmb consecutively.
Ratified tlie 19Ciriay of January, A. u.,
1872. - - ! i,-;
STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA,
Office of Secbetakt of State, r
' Raleigh, Jan. 22d, 1872. ;
I, Henry J. Menninger, Secretary of State,
hereby certify that the foregoing is a true
copy of the original act on file in this office.
, II. J. MENNINGER,
jan. 25.4 w6m. Secretary of State.
Wilmington North Carolina
ROBERT H. COWAN,
JOHN W. XTKINSON,
F. II. CAMERON,
DR. E. A. ANDERSON,
J W Atkinson, General Insurance Agent
I B Granger, , President of the Bank of
New HanoveV. I ' i
F W Ierchtier, Grocer and Commission
Merchant. ' I1
C M Stedmahi of Wright and Stedman.
T H McKoy of W A Whitehead & Co.,
Fayetteville? 1 1
R H Cowan, president.
H B Ellers, Commission. Merchant.
A A Willard, Iof Wlllard Brsthers.
W A Cumming, of Northrop fe Cumming.
G Wi Williams, of Williams & Murchison.
Eli Murray, of E Murray & Co. !
A J DeRossett, of DeRossett fc Co.
Robert Henning, of Dawson, Teel & Hen
ning. " . K' j
Alex Sprunt. British Vice-Consul, of
Sprunt and Hinson.
P Murphv, Attorney at Law.
J D Williams, of J D Williams & Co.,
Fayetteville. f i
Jas C McRaeJ Att'y at Law, Fayetteville
I B Kedy, Merchant, Kenansville.
J T Pope, Merchant, Lumberton.
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