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From The Ashevillo Pioneer.
Liberty to Steal trillions and Return
Six Cents in the Dollar.
II HAD XI IK DAM MM; KECORD
Thomas 1. CarterThe New Dein-
To the Editor of Tlie Pioneer :
Sir There appears in The Citizen of
the 9th ult., an article from the pen of
one T. D. Carter, continuing his attack
on Mr. N. W. "Woodfin, in which ray
official conduct is arraigned in the fol
lowing terms, to wit:
"Lusk, the prosecuting officer
for this district, agreed, too, that it
was better to take s.x cents in the dol
lar not, however, until "after he re-
turned from Raleigh, where it is said
he met swepson. was this not, on
Lusk's part, offering, officially, a
. premium on stealing at the rate of
ninety-four cents in the dollar?
In other words, was it not giving offi
clal sanction to Swepson's stealing op
raliona? - If so, ana tusk can sustain
any degree or respectaoiiiiy in this
community, In the face of this fact,
. then Lusk is entitled to all the credit
of having given to the stealing busi
ness a kind of respectability which it
never had before in this or any other
country ; that is, if Lusk's official sanc
tion can make this business at all re
'spoctable. If a man am steal four or
five million dollars in this -district and
escape punishment by returning about
six cents in the dollar; he will get
rich, provided Virgil is reasonable.
That swepson aid escape punishment
by paying about six cents in the dol
lar, on several millions, is now a mat
ter of record in Buncombe Court ;"
wero perfected. The business wa3 taken
entirely out of my hands, and I was
never even consulted by the Attorney
General or any one else until it was all
over. The paper was brought back to
Buncombe Court and an entry made
upon the record according to the com
promise, and although l was sick and
not in Court when the record dismissing
the indictments was made, had Lbeen
there I should have regarded myself as
instructed by the Attorney General to
do what was done. I
The following document explains
itself, and needs no comment by me.
It is that which authorized the action
of the Superior Court of Buncombe
county with regard to the dismissal of
the indictments against Swepson. It
may be proper here for me to state that
Swepson has violated almost every
stipulation of the agreement made for
him, and in conseqnence thereof, at the
last term of the Court for this county 1
had another bill found against him and
a capias is now issued against hin ; and
as Mr. Carter knows so much about the
matter, I hope he will be kirfd enough
to furnish the State with the irapor
tant evidence in his possession which
he promised before, but which fr rea
sons best known to himself he refused
or neglected to furnish.
V. S. LI
The-purpose .of the allegations and
insinuations contained in the above is
to saddle upon me the responsibility of
the compromise of the indictments
against George W. Swepson. There is
not the slightest foundation in truth
for any such charge, as I will proceed
to show by the statement of a few facts
and the exhibition of incontrovertible
I will state in this connection that I
have no earthly objection to a true ex- mortgage executed by said G. V. Swep-
i t aa a it! I . i i X.. -v i -t l r? i
City of Raleigh.
Robert R. Swepson and Rums Y.
McAden agree to pay the Western Di
vision of the . Western North Carolina
Railroad Company, sixty thousand
dollars sw.uou cash, forty-six tnou
sand dollars ($46,000) at the end of four
months, and twenty-eight thousand
dollars ($28,000 at the end of six nionths
from the 1st day of May, 1871, for
which the Western Division of the
Western North Carolina Railroad Com
pany agrees to transfer to the said
Swepson and McAden a note on George
W. Swepson for One Hundred Thou
sand Dollars due the said Railroad
Company, and now in suit in (Wake
Superior Court. Also, a claim on the
said Geo. W. Swepson for ten thousand
dollars ($10,000) for error in addition in
accounts of said Swepson with said
company, and also a claim for eighteen
thousand dollars, ($18,000) against said
G. W. Swepson, known as the 'fllunt
Claim," ami the said Robert R. Swep
son and R. Y. McAden agree! and
hereby bind themselves, before the ex
piration of six months from thej 1st of
May, 1871, to remove a lieu for'about
thirty-eight thousand dollars, ($38,000)
on the land mortgaged by said G. W.
Swepson to secure a debt of ona hun
dred and sixty-four thousand dollars, ,
due said company, which lien i in fa
vor of the Minor's and Planter's Sank.
It is understood, and agreed, tliat the
said land shall not be sold under the
iose ot me wnoie matter; but this is
just tlie thing Carter is trying to pre
vent. He knows too well upon whose
head the blow will fall, and that some
of his bosom friends will be the vic
tims; hence his digression from the
attack uion Mr. Woodfin to assail me,
thinking thereby to divert the public
mind from the true source of responsi
bility in the matter and attach the
blame to me. But this strategy will
not succeed. He will find that I am
not to be deterred by his bragadocio
threat to write a book ; hope he will
do so, and in order to assist him in
that enterprise, I call his special atten
tion to the document exhibited at the
son and his wife to IN. W. Woodfin and
R. W. Pulliam, until the expiration of
six months from May the 1st, 1871, and
that the terms of sale shall be on$ third
cash, and the remainder of the purchase
money payable six months from the
day of sale. This contract is not to be
construed to release any civil liabilities
of said Geo. W. Swepson to said com-
pany, except as to
Executed April 22d, 1871.
It. Y. McAdi is.
(Signed) R. R. SwErsdx. '
We recommend the acceptance of the
conclusion of this communication, and above proposal of Messrs. R.-KJSwep
request that it constitute one pajre of
that book. It must be observable that
the author of the communication re
ferred to has gone out of his way to
tick a quarrel with me, and since it is
ns will to provoke a reply, he cannot
complain of the consequences to him
self and friends. hoso di
pit," says the wise man,
a stone, it
therein, and he that rolkth
shall return upon him."
But lefore proceeding to vindicate i
myself from the insinuations contained J
in the foregoing extract, it is worth
.while to enquire who this Mr. T..D. j
farter is, who, like Jonah's gourd, in j
a single night has grown to such pro-. J
f tort ions ; who has advanced to the i
front of the Democratic ranks, seized '
their standard and become their leader. !
Is he the same Carter who, while the !
war was going on, to avoid conscrip- !
son antl R. Y. McAden by the Western
Division of the Western North Caro
lina Railroad Company, and (hat on
compliance therewith and payment of
said sums of money, the j said criminal
prosecutions pending against said Geo.
W. Swepson, for matters connected
with his management of said Railroad
Company, shall be dismissed, and that
no further prosecutions shall be insti
tuted against him on account of his said
management, or in any way connected
with the same.
April 22d, 1871.
(Signed) W. M. Siiipp,
Wm. H. Batti.k fc Sons,
JAS. B. HATCH ELO id
(Signed) W. W. Rollins, Pres't
W. D. W. N. C. RJ R. Co.
Asiieville, N. C, April 2U,!1871.
V "k onrvnpAc?i in anil rnrmncf r f f Ka
u,nL'Yclulncd .ut Board of Directors of the W. Dj W. N.
ill's 'Acceptance of the Pliiladcl
phia Nomination. -
On the 10th, the President and- Vice
Presidents of the Convention called at
the- Executive Mansion and presented
to the President the following official
notification of his nomination, to
which he replied immediately, in the
letter printed below;
" Washington, D. C",
" - T - June 10, 1872.
lo the President : !
Sir: In pursuance of our instruc
tions, we, the undersigned, President
and Vice Presidents of the National
Republican Convention held in Phila
delphia on the 5th and 6th instants,
have the honor to inform you of your
nomination' for re-election to the office
of President of the United States.
As it is impossible to give an ade
quate idea of the enthusiasm which
Erevailed, or the unanimity which
ailed you4 the choice of the people,
we can only add that you received the
entire vote of every S ate and Territo
ry. ( i-;; .
Regarding your re-election as neces
sary to the peace and continued pros
perity of the country, we ask your ac
ceptance of the nomination.
' Thomas Settle, President
National Republican Convention.
j VICE presidents.
Paul Strobach, Ala.
Klisha Baxter, Ark.
0. A. Sargent, Cal.
Sabin L. Sage, Conn.
Isaac Jump, Del.
Benjamin Conley, Ga."
Emory A. Storrs, 111.
Gen. Sol. D. Meridith, Ind.
;W. H. Serves, Iowa.
John C. Carpenter, Kan.
It: M, Kellv, Ky.
Lewis. Frazier, La.
P. F. Rohey, Me.
Thomas Kelso, Md.
' A. II. Rice, Mass.
Eber B. Ward, Mich.
C. T. Benedict, Minn.
. R. W. Flannerey, Miss.
J. F. Benjamin, Mo.
John S. Bowen, Neb.
Win. II. Y. Hackett, N. II.
Douglass S. Gregory, N.J.
II. B. Claflin, N. Y.
- Edward Cant well, N.-C.
Jacob C. Muehler, Ohio.
John F. Booth, Oregon.
H. W. Oliver, Penn.
A. E. Burnside, R. I.
. A. J. Ransier, S. C.
Wm . II. Wisner, Ten n .
A. B. Norton, Texas.
J. Fairbanks, Vt.
" Charles J. Malord, Va.
X'harles Hooten, W. Va.
Gen. Lucien Fairchild, Wis.
Dennis Egan, Fla.
George M. Chilcott, Col.
.John F. Cook, D. C.
John R. McBride, Idaho.
John W. Donnellon, Wyoming.
J. F. Hollister, Utah.
F. Breeden, New Mex.
L. ;'B. Church, Montana.
Washington, D. C, June 10, 1872.
Hon TJiomas Settle, President National
Itejniblican Convention ; Paul Stro
bach, EUsha Baxter, C. A. Sargent
anil others, Vice-Presidents: :
Gentlemen: Your letter of this
date,! advising me of the action of the
Convention held in Philadelphia, Pa.,
on the 5th and Cth of this month, and
of my unanimous nomination for the
Presidency by it,is received. I
I accept the nomination, and through
your, return niy heartfelt thanks to
your cpnstituents for this mark of their
confidence and support. j
If elected in November and protected
by a; kind Providence in health and
strength to perform the duties of the
high trust conferred, I promise the
same zeal and devotion to the good of
the whole people for the future of my
official life, as shown in the past.
i-asc experience may grume me in
avoiding mistakes inevitable with no
vices in all professions and in all occu
When relieved from the responsibili
ties ol my present trust, by the election
of successor, whether it be at the end
"of this term or the next. I hope to
leave to him, as Executive, a country
atlpeace within .its own borders, at
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CJTATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
-r. ' , Treasury Depaktment,
i n,, KrteigK April 2d, 1872.
. The following act is published for the in
formation of the holders of bonds of the
State of North Carolina. -
undePiffped, in compliance with the
requirements of the a. f hpw
posals to be forwarded to his Veparent
on or before the 10th day of October, 1872,
for an exchange of the stocks of this State in
tllZ '?ailJ?a4 Pany, or other corpora
tion, for the bonds of the State. Said pro
posals must be sealed and endorsed " Pro
posals for Exchange of State Stocks.' '
It is deemed unnppsajTO- n oof v-i. k
details of exchange, as the act is explanatory
xf iteelf. ; j; D. A JENKINS,
W. M. SHIPP,
AN ACT for Exchanging the Stocks of the
State for Bonds tcith which such Stocks
I were obtained and for other purposes.
Sec. 1. The 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 Kailroad or other corporation, for the
honds by which the State acquired such
stocks ; or any other bonds of the State rnot
special tax) where the stock is not specially
pledged for the redemption of bonds issued
to such corporation: such bids shall be
opened on a day appointed, and those terms
be accepted which may be most advantage
ous for the State ; Provided, That in no event dollars as a compensation for their services
shall any of the said, stocks be exchanged, during their term, subject to such regula-
tions in regard to time 01 payment anu re
duction for non-attendance as may be pre
scribed bv law: but thev may have an
additional allowance when they are called
T : 1, I a m. nf the General
Ail puisuauco wi j-t-- -
a -nftAA hasird dav of January,
1872. I have caused to be pubhshed the
following certified copy of " An Act to alter
the Constitution of North uaroiiu-.
E. J. WAHK-
President of the Senate,
January 24, 1872. j ;
A 1ST -ACT to alter the Constitution of
TSTnrfh Hnrnlina. !
o, rnv. nAnorai a ssAmblv of -North
CaroUna do enact (three-fifths or au
nipmhprsi nf psich House concurring;,
That the Constitution ; or
Amend section six, of the first article, by
strikinsr out tne first clause wierwi.
to and including the Jord "but ;" ,tnis
; . v. Ainn ir.iir.r tn tha State aeou
Amend section two of the second article
wnr-rt annually, ana
inserting in lieu thereof, the word bienni
ally ;" being in reference to the session!
-Amend, section five of the second article,
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; tne parts so stricken uut xxam&
orcrnfa trt tho Stat PPTIS11S. I
Adrl n. now sfintion to the second article
to be styled "section. 30,". and to read as
follows: "The members of the General As
semblv shall each receive three hundred
this State be
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 m the
North Carolina Railroad sha 11 be exchanged,
unless in the earner olTter;it Is'proposea 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 tneretor two bonds of one tnousand dol
ars each of the State, issued to the North
Carolina Railroad under acts of 1848-'49,
chapter eighty-two, or 1854-'55, chapter
thirty-two, one bond of one thousand dol
lars, issued to the Atlantic and North Car
olina Railroad, under acts 1854-'55, chapter
two hundred and thirty-two. or acts of
1856. 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
aforesaid proportion. - . j '
Sec. 2. That any Railroad or other cor
poration, which has heretofore received
bonds 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
General Assembly or Orainances of the
together in special session. and -KuleacQ-l
Amend section one of the third article by
striking out the words "four years," wvaere
they occur first in said section, and insert
ing, in lieu thereof, the words "two years,"
being in reference to the terms of executi ve
officers. ! M 0
Strike out the words "Superintendent of
Public Works," wherever they occur in
the Constitution, thus abolishing that ofllce.
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-
Strike out sections two ana tnree oi tne
fourth article, being the provisions which
refer to the appointment and duties of the
Code Commissioners. ! ' -j
Alter section four of the fourth ar&cle, so
that said section shall read as follows :
"The judicial power of the State shall be
vested in a Court for tho trial of impeach
ments, a Supreme Court, Superior Courts,
such inferior Courts as may be established
by law, and Courts of Justices of thePeace."
Alter section eight of the fourth article,
so that said section- shall read as follows :
Convention, authorizing such exchange, "The Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief
regulator of the Liver.
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tion, skulked into a little iron furnace
al)out three good-sized horse-shoe nails
a week ? la he the same Carter who.
when the war was over.
Robert F. Hoke, a gallant Confederate
officer, in the city of New York, had
hira arrested upon a false charge of
- conspiracy, and had him, in default of
bail, crammed into a common jail
among thieves and felons? Is he the
same Carter who recently, before the
Senatorial election, charged Gen. M.
W. Ransom, our present United States
Senator, with acting as Swepsons cor
runt pimp to offer Mr. Woodfin a
bribe? And isn't he the same Carter!
whom Gen. Ransom forced, at the peril i
of the loss of hi3 ears, to admit that all '
- such accusations were false and that he
had lied on Ransom? Isn't lie the:
same Carter who has charged Judjre!
Merrimon over and over again with j
being Swepson's corrupt, confidential j
agent to plan and promote all his !
fraudulent schemes ? Hasn't he made j
the same charges time and again
against Gen. Clingman ? This T. D.4
TTarTer "iJ-the same Carter who, but a
few short months ago, was as conspicu- ;
ous a libeller and lampooner of the gen--
tiemen x nave just nameu, as ne is now
a notorious culminator of Mr. Woodfin
and myself. Until he makes good his
charges against these gentlemen, the
public will consider him unworthy 'of
notice in any community that regards
private character as of more " worth
than the foul breath of a lying black
Now, as to my connection with the
of their support
writers in most
Swenson compromise : At the time the 0115055 formerly were Democrats .and
C. R. R. Co., the undersigned Com
missioners, will accept the terms of
compromise offered by R. K. Swepson
R. . McAden for" Geo. W. Svepson;
which is recommended by jV. M.
Shipp, Attorney General, Judge Battle
and Sons, and Jas. B. Batchelor, At
torneys for said Railroad, provided the
same is promptly and faithfully jcarried
out. and that the mortfrasred lands be
absolutely released from all payments
in favor of the Minor's and Planter's
! Bank, or its officers, and that the trans-1!
i ier oi me ciuims snail oe wiinout re- s
course, anu, provnieu iurtner, mat tne
! interest on the hundred thousand dol
j lars bill, or claim, be paid up to the
I time of its liquidation. But for reasons
j satisfactory to the undersigned j N. W.
i Woodfin, he will express no opinion or
1 make any request in regard tqthein
dictment in Madison county. ,
(Signel,) J. L. Henuy,1
N. W. WOODFIN,
, W. G. Candler,
Corn's W; D. W. NVC. R. R. Co.
The lrospect Ilrierhteiis.
Mr. Furches returned to his homo in
this place, last Tuesday. W learn
from him the most encouraging pros
lects thus far in the canvass. He is
receiving many letters from gentlemen
in various portions of the District who
never before voted the Republican
iicKer, assuring him
and influence, These
peace with outsiae nations, with
'credit At' home and abroad, and with
out embarrassing questions to threaten
its' future nrospcritv. I
With the expression of a desire to see
a speedy healing of all bitterness of
feeling between sections, parties, or
races of citizens, and the time when
the title of citizen carries with it all the
Erptection and privileges tothehum
leSt that it does to the most exalted,
I subscribe myself, very respectfully,
your obedient servant, !
j ' . U. S. Grant.
Proposals for Wood.
matter was first spoken of, I was not and all are men of standing j .
shcville, which was the headquar- am high'respectability, engagecj in the t ;
s, who ! various pursuits oi me. They know
DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,
OfVKK Chief Quartermaster,
. Jjonisvillc, Kentucky, May 14, 1872.
Stialetl Proposals, in triplicate, under the
usual conditions heretofore published, will
be! received at this office, and also at the
olrtces of the U. S. Quartermasters, at the
several posts named below, until 12 o'clock,
M, Wednesday, the 2Gth day of June, 1872,
for '.furnishing Merchantable Hard
Wood, irom the 1st of July, 1872, to the 30th
of jJune1873, at the following military posts
in the Department of the South:
II Atlanta, Ua.,
Aujruta, Qa,,t ! :
Crab Orchard, Ky., :
. - Chattanooga, Tenn.,
U.Columbia, S. C.,.
f Chester, S. C,
! Cliarlotte, X. C,
Frank fort, Kv.,
. Fort. Pulaski," Ga., f
1 Fort Macon, N. C, !
?- Newport Barracks, Ky.
; j Nashville, Tenn., ;
; ij Newberry, S. C, j
?ij Opelika, Ala., ;
T II C 1 . X ' g
ters of most of the contnictors.
were interestetl in effect inir the com
iromise and getting their monev. but i and capable man and that is the kind
as soon as I couui ie reiiched, iwas'01 man mey aesire to represent the
Mr. Furches to be an upright, ihonest
befifigeil with importunities
District in Congress. Mr. F.
to it, representations being made to j wordy politician, but a matter
me that unless some such arrangement j
could be effected, the contractors and j
hundreds of Jaboring nu n, mechanics,
merchants,-and farmers, throughout!
the country would be hopelessly ruined. I
These jetitions were very hard to
resist, but I declined to take any res
ponsibility in the matter, and I sup-'
pose, at least I learned afterward, that '
the whole matter was remitted to the '
Attorney Genera! of the State. Judcre
a m w . '
nipp. l naci enieiva upon the prose
cution of SveiKoii in good faith, for the
purpose of punishing him for his
is no i
of fact !
and working man a man who, never i
yet was known in his professional and ?
private obligations to disappoint in a i
promise made, by any act of neglect of
his own. Such a man, the people can
repose confidence in and entrust with ;
5 Italeigh, N. C,
h Fort Jolmston, N. C,
!J Humboldt, Tenn., s
i Louisville, Ky.,
llbanonKy., ' .
ij Lexington, Ivy.,
1Lincolnton, X. C., i
4l Mobile; Ala., .
Mount Sterling, Ky.,
1 Mount Amnion, Ala.,
iftShelbvville. Kr.. '
J.Savannah, Ga., -
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poration bonds, or State bonds ; coupons on
said bonds may be exchanged in like man
ner and cut on and retained on either side
to make equality.
Sec. 3. To facilitate the exchange 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 doe3 hereby relinquish all claims
to stock in said company above six hundred
thousand dollars upon the return to the
Treasury of the five hundred thousand dol
lars of Wilmington, Charlotte and Ruther
ford company bonds, and coupons hereto
fore issued to said YVestern 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 roting, and
in the election of the directors whose num
ber shall be determined by the stockholders
of said 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
sharesrof 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 maybe 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 to transfer the stocks and execute such
conveyances of the other interest hereinbe
fore mentioned as shall be deemed necessa
ry, such conveyance to be in a foiin ap
proved by the Attorney General.
Sec. G. It shall be the duty of tlie 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 Pablic 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
and after its ratification.
Ratified the 1st dav of February, A. D.,
1872. i 44 wtd.
T-PROOF PROVISION SAFES.
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND I
SYRUP OF POAE ROOT
Should bo taken by all
requiring a remedy I
to make pure, blood.
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND j
SYRUP OF POKE ROOTi.
Cures Rheamatlsm and
Pains in Limbs, Bones, fec.
Democratic deserters who but-
ly proclaimed themselves as Greeley
Radicals, have already commenced to
abuse gentlemen who will not desert as
t!uv !mvo dmm and follow the tnick
crimes, anu una not think that private ; they have made. Out upon such bas
tard SDCcirnons of Democratic faith.
Charlotte Bulletin, I)em.
interests ought to intervene to suspend
the operation of the law. After many j
earnest solicitations 1 went to Raleigh I
with the President of the road. While
fit RfllfM'rli T rfilr n it cm crcrrxAt irtria f r i
anybody, and knew nothing of the Carolina the benefit of tho Homestead?
lermsoi ine arrangement until they tiov. i. aniweji ami ins menu
the poor man of
i Spartanbunrh, S. C.
(ji Sumter,' S. C,
: ii Union ville, S. C,
if Yorkville, S. C,
The above are tho estimated quantities
that will lie required fct each post, according
tQ;ho present distribution of troops, but
thtf Government reserves the right to in
orcise or diminish the same at any time
during tlie continuance of the contract. -
; Contracts will be awarded to the .lowest
responsible' bidder for each post.
' ijjlunk proposals, and any additional in
forjjnatton can be had in person, or by letter,
on implication to the undersisrned.
. i. 'JAMES A. EKIN, . ;
Deputy Quartermaster General, U. S. A.,!
j Chief Quartermaster, Dep't. of the South.
:-.jpnei:, lS7i; j -i-Ht.
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND !
SYRUP OF POKE ROOT;
Removes Pimples, Blotches,
and beautifies the Complexion;
.-I " ' ' r- -i
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND : j
SYRUP OF POKE ROOT;
, Is the be5t Alterative
or Blood Purifier made.
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND" !
SYRUP OF POKE ROOT;
! Curta Scrofula, f
Scrofulous Diseases of the Eyes'
or Scrofula in any forml
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND' "V!
SYRUP OF POKE ROOT;
i Cures all diseases
depending on a depraved corditiori
of the blood;
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND
SYRUP OF POKE ROOT;
Cures Scald Head,
Bait linen m, Tetter;
A new article, made light and airy, cover
ed with fine woven painted wire, and are
entirely secured from the encroachment of
au insects, creeping or jiyxng. xney are
convenient to ship, being nested together,
three in a nest.
Three sizes. . ! ' ,
No. 1, Stained and Varnished, 6 50 J
No. 2, " " 8 00
No. 3, " ' " , 9 50 '
Grained Oak or Walnut, 50 cents extra on
- each. : ' ; v v.,-".
Also, LARGE SAFES, with deep Drawers
for Bread and Cake ; lined with tin : draw
ers lock. Two sizes, both large.
No. 2, with Drawers $13, Stained and Varn.
No. 3, " 15, " "
Grained Oak or Walnut, 50 cents extra each.
NB. LARGE SAFES or Miik Houses
Can be taken apart and shipped in a small
PURE SPARKLING WATER!
E. S. Fabson's New Patent Water
Filter and Pukifier, is the only practical
Filter in use. They are made to fit in all
sizes of Water Coolers. - Persons having a
Cooler, have only to bring or send the inside
diameter of the Cooler and get a Filter to fit
at a trifling cost. Those not having Coolers
can be supplied with Porcelain lined or
Galvanized Coolers, of any size of our own
marrufacture, at as low prices as elsewhere
and a Filter to fit. ' These Filters entirely
remove all impurities and foul odors from
water in passing through them, i
Liberal Discount to Dealers.
E. S. FARSON,
No. 209 Pear St., Philadelphia, Pa.
May 16, 1872. 51 w3m. '
Justice and two Associate Justices: -Provi
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 Justices shall be re
duced to two." . I '
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 i district a Superior
Court shall be held at least twice in each
year, to continue for such time in each
county respectively as i may be prescribed
byaw. ! The General Assembly shall lay
off said districts in due time, j 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
tricts. i ! :
' 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 iudges
may also exchange districts with each other, J
as may be provided by law." !
Strike out section fifteen of the fourth ar- i
tide, and insert in lieu thereof, the follow
ing : The General Assembly shall have no
power to deprive the judicial department of
any power or jurisdiction 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 i
may be established by law, in such manner
as it may deem best, provide also a proper
system of appeals', and . regulate by law
when necessary the methods of proceeding,
in the exercise of their " powers, of all the
courts below the Supreme Court, so far as
the same may be done without Twmflict with
other provisions of this constitution."
Strike out sections sixteen seventeen,
nineteen, twenty-five and thirty-three of
the fourth article.
Amend section twenty-six of the fourt
article by striking out all that part whic
1 '11. J l1. 11 A 1 t Aim
oegms wiin, anu ioiiows me wora "uut ill
said section, and, in lieu of the part s
stricken out, inserting the following: j
"The judicial officers and the clerks ojf
any courts which may be established bv
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 jus
tices of the peace for such term as may be
fixed by law, whose jurisdiction shallextend
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
A - 1 . IB a.
towns, or in wnicn otner special reasons
render it expedient. The chief : magistrates
of cities and incorporated towns shall have
the judicial powers of justices of the peace."
Amend section thirty of the fourth article
by striking put the word- " townships" and
inserting, in lieu thereof, the word " pre
cincts j'lso in the last sentence of the same
section, strike out the words " the commis
sioners of the county may appoint to such
ofllce for the unexpired term," and in ; lieu
thereof insert " an appointment to" fill such
vacancy for the unexpired term shall le
made as may be prescribed by law."
Amena sections one anu seven of the fifth
Amend boctions eight and niueof tlie he -enthrticle,
by striking out the words " or
townships " where they occur in said . sci
tions. . .
Strike out section threo of the ninth arti
cle, and in lieu thereof insert thefollowjni"
"The General Assembly shall - make .suita
ble provision by law for the management
and regulation of the public schools, and for.
perfecting tho system of free public instruc
tion." Strike out section live of the ninth arti
cle, and in lieu thereof, Insert tho following
"The General Assembly shall have jKiwer
to provide for the election of Trustees of
the University of North Carolina, in whom
when chosen, shall be vested nil the privi'
leges, rights, franchises and endowment
heretofore in any wise granted to, or con
ferred upon, the Board of Trustees of said
University; and tho General Assembly.!
may make such provisions, laws and reg
ulations, from time to time, as . jay bo nec
essary and expedient, for tho Jaintcnanct
and management of said University."
Striko out sections thirteen, fourteen and
fifteen of the ninth article, relating to the
University f;t North Carolina. Amend sec
tion ten i Um oleveu!h article by striking '
out the words "nt tlie charge of tlie State,"
and in lieu therc if, insert I ho words by the
State; and those w ho do not own property
over and above the homestead and personal
property exemption prescribed by this Con
stitution, or being minors, whose parent .
do not own property over and above tho
same, shall be cared for at tho charge of the
Alter section seven of the fourteenth ar-
tide so that said section shall read as j fol- "
follows: "No person who shall hold any-
office or place of trust or profit under the
United States, or any department thereof.
or under this state, or under any other
State or government, shall hold or exercise
any other office or place of trust or profit
under the authority of this State.! or be eli-
siblAin a seat in either bouse of tho General
Assemhly; PioviiUd, That nothing herein
contained shall extend to officers in: the
militia, Justices of tho Teace, Commission
ers of Public Charities, or Commissioners
lor special Purposes." j
Ada another section to the lourteenth ar
ticle to be st vied "section 8." and to read
aW follows : " County officers, justices of
tlie peace and other officers whoso offices
are abolished or changed in any way by tho
alteration of the constitution, snail continue .
to exercise their functions until any pro
visions necessary to bo made by law in or
der to give lull effect to tho alterations. . so
far as relates to said officers shall have boon
made." p. I
Re-number the sections In those articles
from which any section has been stricken
without the insertion of another in its
stead; and give to any .new section that
number which by this method would havo
been given to the section for which it is
substituted, nd the alterations shall ho em
bodied into the constitution, and the sever
al sections numbered consecutively, j
Ratified the 19th day mi January, A. D.-,
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA",
Office of Secretary of State,
' Italeigh, Jan. 22tZ, 1872.
I, Henry J. Monninger, Secretary of State,
hereby certify that the foregoing is a true
copy of the original act on file in this ofllce.
II. J. MENNINGER,
jan.. 25. w6m. Secretary of State.
Wilmington North Carolina
ROBERT II. COWAN,
.K)HN W. ATKINSON,
F. II. CAMERON,
hit. E. A. ANDERSON,
President. ! .
DIRECTORS : j
J W Atkinson, General Insurance Agent
1 11 Granger, President of tho Bank of
FW Kerchner, Grocer and Commission
C M Stedman, of Wright and Stednjn.fi.
T II McKoy, of W A Whitehead Co..
R II Cowan, President.
II B Filers, Commission Merchant.
A A Willard, of Willard Brothers.
W A Cu mining, of Northrop fe Cum mi ng.
G W Williams, of Williams cfeMurchison.
Eli Murray, of E Murray fe Co.
A J DeRossett, of DeRossett fe Co.
Robert Ilenning, of Dawson, Teel A Hon- -ning.'
Alex Sprunt, British .Vice-Consul, of
Sprunt and Ilinson.
P Murphy, Attorney at Law.
J D Williams, of J D Williams it Co.,
Jas C McRae, Att'y at Law, Fayetteville
I B Kedy, Merchant, Kenansviilo.
J T Pope, Merchant, Lumberton.
DR. CROOK S COMPOUND t I
SYRUP OF POKE ROOT.
Cures old Sores, Boils or Ulcersl
CA JV VASSEJIS WA NTE D
For " Our! Own ITireside."
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Monthly. Subscription price, $1.50. , Every
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January 20, 1872. ! 50 6m
article, by 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 jthe 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 tine 7th article,
and strike out the words " and five commis
sioners" in said section ; also add to said sec- j
tion the following : " The General Assem
bly shall proVide for a I system! of county
government for the several counties of the
State." . -.---- i
Amend section two of the seventli article,
by striking out the word " commissioners "
and in .lieu thereof inserting i the words
" county authorities established and author
ized by law ;" and in the same section strike
out the words, "the Register of i Deeds shall
be ex officio clerk of the board of commis
sioners. j' ,
Strike out section three of tho seventh nr
ticle, and in lieu thereof insert the following:
"The county, authorities established and
authorized by law shall see that the respec
tivecounties are divided into a suitable num
ber of sub-divisions, as convenient and com-
Eact in shape aa possible, and marked out
y definite boundaries, which may be al
tered when necessary. Said sub-divisions
shall be known by the name of precincts.
They sliall have no corporate powers. The
township governments are abolished. The
boundaries of the precincts shall be the same !
l;t. No restriction on Residence or Travel.
2. No extra charge on the lives of Females.
3. Policies Incontestable after Five Years.
4. The Rates of Interest on the Funds of
the Company higher than those on the
Funds of Companies located in other States,
thus insuring largor Dividends to Policy
5. The li rectors and Officers of tho Com
pany are prominent NORTH CAROLI
NIANS, who are KNOWN to be men of
INTEGRITY and WORTH.
JS. The Company is established on a solid
and permanent basis, steps haying- leeii
taken to increase the j
CAPITAL STOCK OF $o6o,(K)0.
7. ALL THE FUNDS OF THE COM
PANY ARE INVESTED IN THIS STATE
AND CIRCULATED AMONG OUR OWN
PEOPLE. This fact should commend tho
Company, above all others, to North Caro
linians. It is well known that hundreds of
thousands of dollars in Life Premiums are
annually . sent North to enrich Northern
Capitalists, thus continually draining our
people of Immense amounts which should
be kept at home. On this ground the friends
of this Company confidently appeal to every
son of the Old North State, and ask their
support for this j
which, while' it offers substantially all the
advantages of Northern Companies, help
t build up HOME INSTITUTIONS.
AGENTS WANTED in every county in
the State, with whom the most liberal terms
will he made. Apply to I
JAMES D. BROOKS,
General Supervising Agent, I
or, THEO. If. HILL,
Local Agent, ,
apr 24 w6ni. 1 Raleigh, N. C. ;
WANTED AGENTS ! s
?100 to $250 per month, everywhere, male
and female, to introduce the Latest improv
ed, most Simple and perfect i
Shuttle Sewing Machine
ever invented. We challenge tho world to '
compete with it. Price only $18.00, and
I fully warranted for five yearsf making the
elastic Lock stitch, alike on ixun sides. .
The same as all the high priced shuttle ma
chines . . j
Also, the celebrated and latest improved
. COMMON SENSE j
FAMILY SEWING MACHINE.
Price only f 15.00, and fully warranted for
five years. These machines will Stitch,
Hem, Fell, Tuck, Quilt, Cord, Bind, Braid
and Embroider In a most superior manner.
And are warranted to do all work that can
us muse vuiun uereioiore aenneil the town- ;-"e uone on any nign pneea. machine in the
ships until they shall be altered." J world. For circulars and terms, address S.
Strike out sections four, five, six, ten and WYNKOOP A CO., 2054 Ridge Avenue, IV
eleven of the seventh article, which relate to i O. Box 2726, Philadelphia, Pa; 1
the township system.