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CHARLOTTE, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1871.
NINETEENTH VOLUME N UMBER 956.
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WILLIAM J. YATES, Editor and Proprietor.
T,:RMs Three Dollar jut annum in advance.
. , iv;il lie inserted at reasonable
ri?..s or in accnrdam-e with contract
Obituarv notice ." "J".' "" " o"
, charged for at adverting rates.
7?nhnrt Gibbon, M. D.,
vtrYSICIAN AXI) SURGEON.
r ' Office over Smith & Hammond's Drug Store
I,Vi.!.-n- -n Coll.ge Street.
j. P. IKcCombs, 351. D.,
( ),r. r- Ii-:-I'l'"!" services to the citizens of
..' .,n.l sc)Ti)i::i(lin country. All cull-i, both
H-ilV;inWWav,rr'n!ltlya't-n(l.-tto: " :. "
( ':,.,(!,!: H'.t'-l.
Dr. W. H. IIclrAiian,
I EXT is T.
U .,! i!lv informs the citi.cr.s of Charlotte and
, ',, si,;;,- Crrncriilv. thai he lists p.Tinai.cnt! loea-i-.
ia c:.::ri.tt.'. lb- is fully pivpard to attend to
; :l calls r. l.itin'-r to his prnb-ssion.
A v.--.-sfsji practice t r more than 10 years in
-.i-rii-t:) of co, nt rv and in tie- C'nf'-derate army
.! Virinia during the lab- war. warrants him in
!l rojiii -her enur- nw.u:ii".- r-" i" "-v
i ,-ir" his s'Tvic'-s.
(;il:rcut l-t .,i,: i:c on Tryon h'tr.,et, just below
',-. . i. i i ,
I tKKKiu'.M --!. I'. J'cram Cashier 1st at ion-D.r-k
f.K'icirlotte: Dr. VTn. Hloaa, Dr. J. II. Me-A'!'-n.
and V. J. VaKs, ivlilor ( Jliarloite Democrat.
.Im, 1x70. lv
SMITH & HAMMOND
ll.:v iii Store a Full Stock of Drugs, Medicines,
tV,. tiiey are otl't-ring at very low prices,
v. i; ! vih retail.
C.,1 ir v M'-rcliants and others visiting Charlotte
, j;' -.,, wril to rail and get (quotations.
Dr. JOHN II. XIcADEN,
Wliolesalo and Ilctail Druggist,
CIIAHLO'ITE, X. C,
II I-on Iiamla large and well selected stock of PURE
IMit Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Family
M.' licines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stull's,
Fancv and Toilet Articles, which he is determined
to cli at tin very lowest prices,
.hm 1, 1X71.
rnA':LOTTK, X. C.
This well-known House having been newly fur
rbiie.l and refitted in evcrv department, is now open
tor the accommodation ol the
I Oinnibusses at the Depot on arrival of Trains. !
.ha I, 170. 11. C. ECCEES. j
Stoves, Tin & Sheeting Iron Ware. I
.!wavs on hand the best STOVES' in the market.
S'rav's Chlorine. Excelsior, Columbia and Live
i ik Cooking Sloves.
lio and Parlor Stoves,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware,
Hollow Ware, Japanr.se Ware, and various
All wares and work warr.int'-J as lvpre.-ented.
vv Orders respectfullv solicited,
i ri. js, 1S70. D. H. BYERLY.
JOHN T. BUTLER,
l'lt ACTIC AI.
Watch and Clock Maker,
AND OK I.Kit IX
.lbWT.I.RY, FINE WATCHES CLOCKS,
Watch Materials, Spectacles, Ac. j
Ami: If. lsiiT. CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Preserve Your Eyes. j
These Lenses, manufactured by the Philadelphia i
;tieal Institute, are superior to any othir (Masses
i:i the market. They confer :i brilliancy and dis- j
linctiiev; n!" vision not found in any othe r Glass. j
Tie-v en lt- used equally well without tiring or j
fa;iir:.it:g the eye. j
C y ' l'or safe only at JOHN T. BUTLER'S j
li u, Irv St. re. Main "Street, st.ie agent in Charlotte, j
-Y t'., and vi.-initv. j
!! 01, ls;o. ;
J. Y. BRYCE & CO., j
General Commission Merchants, j
CIIAULOi 1 li X. ('.
Particular attention pall to the selling of all kinds
i-f Produce, Cotton and Ti.baec. ;
;---'u'hest cash luiee paid for Cotton
All orders fn
Mia dist.mee prompllvatt'-nded
i y uitvci.'1
'W. II. BRYCE. !
March o, 1 S0t.
D. SNYDER .& SON, j
Gun and Lock Smiths, ;
' ('II i (n're ' I' !
, AUI' . !
l'-a!ers. M.inuf.-.cturers and Repairer of all kinds of
i Kill's Pistols, Door Locks, Trunk Locks and
hyv of sics.
1 lie lirst .f (hins. Rifles. &(., constantly for sale
t I'rociii'i'd to order at prices i.ow down.
'iototh,' ni w Jobbing Shop to get your Arms,
l'u:lf or Sporting Ooods, or have your old work
s'l',i' in Parks' Building near the Public Square.
A,,-.VJ, 1ST0. W. L. SNYDER.
Groceries, Confectioneries, &c.
NISBET & TRANT, j
(Li (ft, .y,,,v htttrecnthe Corner Dru-f Store
and J,r.W Jhnldintj ' j
Lrspertfullv inform the niihlie that thev keen a i
t-eneral asortmcnt of Confectioneries ami Family WILSON & BLACK,
'rorcri.-x, winch thev otter to their customers at ! . . j t -i i
i sonabl, rates. " llOlCSalc .IRQ IiOlail DrUgglSlS,
I l;y invite a call from persons desirous of pur-! Corner Trade and College Sts., Charlotte.
" 'm mis in their line, and promise to give sat- !
a price and quality of. goods. j ye now have one of the largest and most cora-
NISBET. I pkte Stocks of
1 jj - ,T1!jsl- ! Druss, Medicines, &c.,
" " -z. -waftLcn'thiug pertaining to .the Drug Business,)
At the City Book Store, i to be fodln
lie laro.1 ;fid f!n etwlr f Pru. Iwv. vprr low nrires. "V ;--
'in -l and finest stock of Wall Piper ever be-
i:ght to Charlotte. Ail wishing to et a I
irgain and mstp tin.ir hniis lxk niiiit !
on- nroti-r it to n .,rintt Ail wishin . t a
n at, would do well to call and buv. I have i
Nhd Gnrn, Oak, Silver, &c all stvles suitable for !
l :ul..r. Bed-room, Dining-room and "Hall. i
1 ave also Cloth indow Shades, nil colors, at i
i'-u ir !r; ' the lixturcs ,mI'" at 2 nt '
A large and fine assortment of Chromos, Oil ,
untiags, Lithographs, Photographs and Pictures'
'f all Mvh-s; alI Fr am-, -md Framin- 1
r, -i i . " i
f all kinds at publishers' pric. A liberal dis-'
'""it to Teachers. All would do well to call audi
' cnri 4 t I
, v" ., IAL1TIF " I keep a full supplv of ;
ytlnng m my line or business. ' i
":,n 1S1- JOHN V". GUNNELS, 1
Andy Johnson's Opinion. Andy John
son, being interviewed, says: "The story
that I was about to go into the hanking
business is something on a par with the one
in last .Saturday's New York Herald, that I
was preparing to support Grant, and in re
turn for rny aid he was to give me a Cabinet
position in" 1872, if he is re-elected, which he
won't be. Before I would go into Grant's
Cabinet, either in 1872 or at any other time,
I would get a situation as assistant hog
driver, or, as an old man in the country used
to sav. I would tie a rore aronnd nw neck.
and then around a tree and walk'off."
For Sale or Rent.
The new and commodious Store House and Dwell
ing above, nearly opposite the Court House, is offer-
i ed lor Hale or rout. lor further particulars apply
i to JACOB DELS, Agent.
Jan. 30, 1871, Charlotte, X. C. 4w
The Good Old Times have come
J. LIXDLEY & SON now offer for the AVinter
and Spring Sales of 171, ."iO.OOO ITiLTT TREES
at prices of 1800 Apple slO per 100, C-Sn per 1,000;
Peacli !) per 100, $70 per 1,000. For other traits
and prices see Catalogue. In 1870 we were award
ed 1st premiums on our fruits at all the Fairs we
attended Raleigh, N. C, Danville, Ya., aud at the
great Cotton States Fair at Augusta, Ga., we were
awarded three 20 Silver Goblets on our Fruit and
' deem the above a sufficient recommendation.
The Senior has 40 years experience with Southern
Fruits and Trees and knows what it takes to suit
the country and please the people. Planting season
will continue good till the Jirstof April. All orders
will receive our careful and prompt attention. Cat
alogues f orwarded on application. Address
J. L1NDLEY & SON,
Jan. HO, 1871. lm Greensboro, X. C.
Notice to Debtors.
All those indebted to me either bv Not" or Ac-
i count are most earnestly requested to come forward
I and settle up. I have been very indulgent and ac
j commodating, and think it nothing but light that
i those whom I have favored should come up and
show their appreciation by paying me. All those
who do not settle immediately will lind their obliga
tions in the hands of an oilicer with instructions.
I desire in this connection to return my sin
cere thanks to my friends and customers for their
very liberal patronage in the past and hope they
will continue the same in the future.
JAMES II. HENDERSON,
Jan :0, 1871 4w
CHARLOTTE FEMALE INSTITUTE,
CHARLOTTE, X. (
Rkv. Ii. IiURWEEL, )
JOHN n. IiURWEEL, j' 1 m:si IPAI S-
The current session commenced 1st October. 1870,
! and continues hwUlth of June, 1871.
Pupils received at any tune and charged from date
por Catalogue containing full particulars as to
course of htadv, Terms, Arc, address
" hev. R. burweee son,
Jan 0, 1871. Charlotie, N. C.
1 The businrrs of V. J. Black -will hereafter be con
j ducted by Y. J. BLACK ii CO., at his old stand
on College Street,
j CJT AH persons indebted to VT. J. BLACK -will
I plea.-e make payment before the 1st of February
I failimr to do so they will lirid their Notes and Ac
! counts in the hands of an officer for collection.
Vv'. J. BLACK.
Charlotte, N. C, Jan 2. 1871.
WIIOLKSALi: GROCERY JSUYEHS.
i V"e are now receiving a larje and well selected
i Stock of
i Heavy and Fancy Groceries,
Consisting in part of
50 Sacks Rio Coffee all grades,
Ho Barrels Sugar assorted,
2 " Fine Syrup,
HO " Common Molasses,
5 Tons Arrow Cotton Ties,
o,000 Yards Bagging, Dundee, Boneo aud Arrow,
oO Boxes assorted Soaps,
o0 " Candles,
2o " Sttirch,
L'5 " Sola,
COO Sacks Salt,
X'O 1-2 Barrels flackered, No. 1, 2, .1,
IT, 1-1 " " " 1,2,3,
no Kitts " " 2, y,
no " " Family.
A large assortment of Cheese, Crackeis Wood and
Willow A are, Oysters, Pickles, and b jrdines by tne
(';,Sl'- i-ndles, Collars, names, ltc!t lianas, oauuie
ana iu;ui .-um-i ui i iv ty:. oum,,...
tion, wlucii we oiier to tne UiiOLEbALE and
LLTAIL TRADE at
Very low Prices.
A trial is all Ave ask to convince that we sell a
jrood article as low as any house in the City
Wholesale Buvers, especiailv, are asked to ex-
amine our Stock and Prices before purchasing .-Ise-
where. R. M. 3IILLER & SON'S,
Oct :3, 1S70.
II. I . KCCI.ES, T. II. OAITIIICR,
of Iredell countv, N. C. of Mocksville, N. C.
ECCLES & GAITHER.
Auctioneers and Commission Merchants,
CHARLOTTE, X. C,
For the sale and purchase of Cotton. Tobacco, Grain,
Flour, Produce and Merchandize of all kinds.
3?" They have removed their Store to the Brick
House below Springs' building, Trade Street.
References T. W. Dewey & Co., Bankers ; M.
P. Peirram, Cashier, First National Bank; W.J.
Yates,' Editor "Western Democrat," Charlotte, N. C.
March '28, 1870.
very low prices. ' "w"r.
'to Physician and Country .Merchant we one
stwial inducements. All orders promptly filled.
To i'hvftici&n ana ixumrv .auercnunw we oner
fRJan ft, 1871.
-, 100 i,lwi1Pis drv White Corn, iust arrived and for
sale by GREGORY & WILLIAMSON
, rj.,M , . m ,', Kia-lrtitn
1 C0M,"sl,d Mountain Seed Oats, black and w lute,
jut arrived and for sale bv
Gregory & Williamson.
fine lot of Northern Buckwheat Flour, also,
Rve Flour, just arrived and for sale bv
GREGORY & WILLIAMSON.
Jan lfi. 1871.
A good wife is the greatest earthly bless
A man is what his wife makes him.
It is the mother who moulds the character
and destiny of the child. .
Make marriage a matter of moral judg
ment. " ! '
Marry in your own religion '
. Marry into a different blood and tempera
ment from your own.
Marry into a family which you have long
Never talk at one. another, either alone or
in company. '
Never both manifest anger at once. ' .
Never speak loud to one another, unless
the house is on fire.
Never reflect on a past action which' was
done with a good motive, and Avith the bet
judgment at the time.
Let each one strive to yield oftenest to
the wishes of the other.
Let self-abnegation be the daily aim and
effort of each.
The very nearest approach to domestic
felicity on earth, is the mutual cultivation
of an absolute unselfishness.
Never allow' a request to be repeated. "I
forgot," is never an acceptable excuse.
Never make a remark at the expense of
the other; it is meanness.
Never part for a day without loving words
to think of during your absence. Besides,
it may be that you will not
meet again in
Mineral and Farming Lands
A fine tract of LAND near Morrow's Turnout,
containing rich Gold deposits, is offered for sale.
The tract also contains some of the best Pine Timber
in this part of the State, and much of it is superior
farming land. The owner wishes to sell simply be
cause he has more land than he needs. The pro
prietor hopes that some one will call and test the
For particulars inquire at the Democrat Office,
Charlotte, N. C.
Jan 2:i, 1871 lmpd
Buist's Warranted Garden Seeds.
A full line of the above Seeds just received at
WILSON & BLACK'S.
Clover and Grass Seed.
40 Bushels Clover Seed,
0 " Orchard Grass Seed,
10 " Timothy
10 " Herds Grass
Lucerne and Lawn Grass Seed, at
WILSON & BLACK'S Drug Store,
next to Steiihouse, Macaulav ii Co's.
Jan 23, 1871.
The firm of W. Richards & Co., having appointed
the undersigned Agents to collect the assets and pay
the debts of said lirm, hereby notify all persons in
debted to said lirm to pay us immediately, or suit
will be brought on ail Notes and Accounts.
Creditors of said lirm will present their claim to
ns within the next sixtv davs.
" S. P. ALEXANDER,
F. S. De WOLFE,
Charlotte, Jan 1G, 1871 Gw Agents.
To the Public.
1 Taving secured the services of Mr B. F. FRANK
LIN as our Baker for this year, we will hereafter
furnish as good Bread and as cheap as the cheapest.
Fresh Bread every Evening:,
Twists, Buns, Family Loaves and Cakes, of all
We call the particular attention of wholesale cus
tomers, and we guarantee to them full satisfaction.
Cail and examine before you purchase elsewhere.
Parti's and weddings furnished at short notice on
Jan , 1871. NIMMO & BOATRIOHT.
At Smiths' Shoe Stores.
You can buy the best and cheapest Boots, Shoes,
Lea they, Hats, Trunks and Tobacco.
1 1 Q1
S. P. SMITH & CO.
E. M. HOLT & CO.,
( Ve Street, CJJA UL O TTE, X. C.
We have associated with us Mr J. McLAL'GIILIN,
and the business will, in the future, be conducted
under the name and style of E. M. HOLT it CO.
We would be glad to have our old friends and
customers call on us at our Store on College Street.
We keep a large stock of Groceries and Country
Produce generally; buy Cotton. &c.
We are prepared to store Cotton.
E. M. HOLT.
Jan n, 1871. L. S. HOLT.
W All persons indebted to the old firm cither by
Note or Account are requested to come forward and
s ttle. ,
NASHVILLE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
JOHN M. BASS, Pros' t. WM. II. SMITH, Sec'y.
T1IOS. B. BAILEY, State Agent for N. Carolina.
Issues Life and Endowment Policies according to
all the methods adopted in modern Companies. It
! is secured bv a joint stock of '200,(100, and has dc
: posited $100,000 with the Comptroller of the State
i of Tennessee. For every $100 of liabilities it has
: assets equal to $302.44 -being nearly four to one.
j Its ratio of "loss" to "amount of insurance" and
! "expense of management" are very low. The Com-
pany has never refused to pay its death claims. It
! imposes no restrictions on residence or travel, and
charges no extra premium on female risks. Con-
sequentlv a "joint-life" risk of husband and wife can
t be taken out on reasonable terms.
The Policy restrictions are few and reasonable.
The-stockholders and managers are among the
most reliable men in Tennessee. Their successful
manatrenient is evidenced bv the fact that a dividend
i'ifOTtr 20 per cent was declared at the end of th
. D. G. MAXWELL,
5 District Asrent at Charlotte.
31. L. McCORKLE,-Esq-.
Jan 10, 1S71 3m
District Agent at Newton.
! Watch Maker & Jeweler,
Being ousted by the late fire, I have moved across
the street to the Store between Messrs Wittkowsky
' &: Rintle's and Dr. Scarr's Drug Store, where I am
1 receiving a new stock of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry.
! Spectacles, Silver ware, kc, etc., which will be sold
1 Vt Watches, Clocks and Jewelry carefully repaired
t and waranted for twelve months. A. II ALES.
Nov. 25. 1870.
The Convention Act.
Whereas, The present Constitution of
North Carolina is in many respects burden
some and oppressive to the people of the
State, and some of the provisions ill adapted
to the vants and condition of the people ;
and tcha-ea the taxes required by said Con
stitution to be levied upon the "citizens of
the State by this General Assembly, are, in
the judgment of this General Assembly, too
burdensome to be borne by the tax payers
of the State, and cannot be collected without
effecting the ruin of the best interests of all
our people ; and tciereas, for the reasons here
set forth, and many others in the judgment
of this Gfciieral Assembly, said Constitution
requires such amendments and alterations as
will giyf to our people the relief demanded
by theri from their present heavy burdens.
twnicaitaii only be immediately and nidi
4 ci'H284V effected hv a Oonvpnt.iriti rd" t.L r w
pie ; and whereas, this General Assembly, in j
i i .
matters or such grave import, is reluctant
to undertake any chaffge in the fundamental
law of the State, without the sense of the
people in whom, under our government, all
sovereignty resides, being first ascertained ;
Sect ion 1 . The Gen era I A ssem bhj of Xortt
Carolina do enact, That upon the passage
of this act the Governor of the State be aud
he is hereby required to issue a proclamation
commanding the Sheriffs of the respective
counties in the State to open polls at the
several places of holding elections in said
counties on Thursday, the 13th day of April,
A. D. 1871, where and when ail persons
qualified to vote for members of the General
Assembly may vote for or against a State
Convention, under the restrictions herein
after provided for; those who wish Conven
tion voting with a printed or written ticket,
" Convention" and those who do not wish
such Convention, voting in the same way,
"Xo Convention y" also, to open separate
polls at the said time and places, for the. elec
tion of delegates to the Convention to be
assembled in the city of Raleigh at such time
as is hereinafter provided for, said polls to
be superintended by two judges, or inspec
tors, at each of said places of holding the
election, to be appointed by the Commis
sioners of said counties respectively, and an
officer appointed by the Sheriff of the coun
ty, each of whom shall be sworn faithfully
and impartially to conduct said election ac
cording to law.
Sec. 'I. That it shall be the duty of said
judges or inspectors, immediately after the
closing of the polls, to count the ballots in
the presence of such electors as may desire
to be present, and make out a correct state
ment under their hands, of the polls at their
respective places of holding said election,
which shall be sealed up and returned to the
Commissioners of their respective counties,
by 12 o'clock on Saturday after said day of
election : Prodded, the counties of Carteret,
Dare and Hyde, shall be allowed until Tues-1
day after the election to make their returns; j
and said Commissioners, (or any two of them
in the uresence of live or more of the citi
zens of said county,) shall compare said re-
turns at the Court House, or other place of
holding court m their respective counties,
and make duplicate statements of said re
turns, sworn to before some person author
ized to administer oaths, one copy of which
shall be deposited in the office of the Hegister
of Deeds of the county, and the other copy
transmitted to the Governor of the State at
Ualeiarh, under the same rules and reenda
tions, and under the same penalties as are
prescribed in the case of the returns ol the
vote for electors of President and Vice-President,
as now provided by law, immediately
after said election.
Sec. 3. That it shall be the dutv of the
Governor, as soon as he shall have received
said returns, not later than the 4th day of
lay, A. D., 1871, in the presence of the
Secretary of State, Public Treasurer and
Attorney General of the State, to compare
the number of votes for and against a Con
vention; and if it shall appear that a ma
jority of the votes polled are in favor of a
Convention, he shall forthwith issue a pro
clamation, in such maimer as he may think
proper, summoning the delegates elected to
said Convention as aforesaid, to convene in
Raleigh on the 4th Monday in May, A. IX, j
1871;but if a majority of the votes polled
are against a Convention, the Governor shail
in like manner issue a proclamation of that
Sec. 4. That the election aforesaid shall
be held with open doors, in the presence of
the electors assembled, and conducted in the
same manner as elections lor mem hers ol
the General Assembly, and the vote shall be
counted, the scrolls compared, the result
proclaimed, and certificates issued, in the
same manner, as now prescribed by law, for
members of the House of Representatives.
Sec. 5. That the inspectors of election
mentioned in section 1st of this act, shall be
appointed by the Commissioners of each
county respectively, on the 1st Monday in
March, 1871, or as soon thereafter as practi
cable, and paid Commissioners at the same
time appoint a registrar of voters for each
voting precinct or township, whose duty it
shall be to revise the existing registration
books of his precinct or township, in such
manner that said books shall show an accu-1 m said Convention until he shall have taken
rate list of all electors previously registered ! and subscribed the following oath or affir
in such precinct or township, and still re- ! mation before any Judge of the Supreme or
siding therein, without requiring such elec-! Superior Courts, or any Justice of the Peace
tors to be registered anew ; and such regis- j of Wake county, to wit: I, A 13, do solemn
trar shall also at all times, after his appoint- ! ly swear (or afhrin, as the case may be,) that
ment, up to and on theday of election afre- ' 1 will faithfully maintain and support the
said, keep open said books, and shall be at j Constitution of the United States, and will
the polls'on said day, with said books for J not either directly or indirectly evade or
the registration of any electors residing in ; disregard the duties enjoined, or the limits
such precinct or township, and entitled to j fixed, to this Constitution by the people of
registration, whose names have never before j North Carolina as set forth in the act of the
! been registered in such precinct or township,
i , , t ,-. 1
or do not appear on tne revisea list ; no cer- an aci concerning a euu "- p
titicate of registration shall be given, and j pie which act was ratified by the jeople ; so
no elector shall be entitled to register or to j help me God.
vote in any other precinct or township than ; Sec. 13. That any judge or judges of the
the one in which he is an actual and bona- j elect "urns appointed under the provisions of
ride resident on the dav of election. Any j this act, or any County Commissioner or
rson offering to vote, although lr.s name
may be on the registration books, may be
challenged as to his right to vote on the lay
of election, and the question shall be decided
by the inspectors of the lox and the regis
trar of the precinct or township, before the
ballot is received.
Sec. C. That if a vacancy shall occur by
death or otherwise, of any jorson elected
delegates as -aforesaid, the presiding officer
of the Convention shall issue his writ to the
Sheriff of the county in which such vacancy
may have occurred, after such notice as the
Convention may order, to open polls to till
such vacancy, under the same rules and' regu
lations as hereinbefore proscribed ' for the
election of delegates".
Sec. V. That said Convention shall consist
of one hundred and twenty-one delegates,
and each county shail be entitled tothesanie
number of delegates as members of the House
of Representatives, under the uresent aonor
i. i - .i ! i . . . r r-v r i-
iioiimem, ana ine coumy oi xare bnan oe
entitled to one delegate.'
Sec. S. That said Convention shall have
power to fix the pay of all its officers and
members, and shall provide for other ex
penses to be paid out of the Treasury as it
Sec. 9. That said Convention shall have
power to elect its ofiicers, and shall be the
judge of the qualifications and election of its
members, who shall be electors of the State
of North Carolina.
Sec. 10. That said Convention shall have
power to consider aud propose all necessary
amendments and alterations to the Consti
tution of the State, (excepting the restric
tions hereinafter mentioned,) not inconsistent
with the Constitution of the United States.
But said Convention shall have no power or
authority whatever, to offer or propose any
amendment or alteration of, or in anywise
interfere with, repeal or modify the Home
stead and personal property exemptions, as
provided for in Article 10 of the Constitu
tion of the State; and said Convention shall
insert a clause in said Constitution depriving
any Court of the State of all power or juris
diction whatever to reverse, modify or change
in any way the decision which has been
made by the present Supreme Court on the
Homestead clause of the present Constitu
tion nor shall said Convention in any way
interfere with, modify, repeal or do any other
act to restrict, or impair the rights, privi
leges, or immunities, of any person in the
State, on account of race, color, or previous
condition, which are now guaranteed to him
by the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to
the Constitution of the United States ; nor
shall they propose any amendment to the
Constitution of the State, in any way im
pairing or restricting said rights, privileges
or immunities ; nor shall said Convention
pass any ordinance, or propose any amend
ment to the Constitution of this State which
shall in any wise provide for the payment
to the late slave holders of the State or anv
other person, for the loss sustained by them
by reason of the emancipation of said slaves;
nor shall said Convention pass any ordinance
or offer anv amendment which shall in anv-
provide lor the payment of any debt,
! nv lsibic r,iMitrottin 111 ohl if tin lotn n'o r
nor shall said Convention pass any ordinance
or offer any amendment which shall in any
wise provide for the infliction of corporeal
punishment for criminal offences; nor shall
said Convention have power to abolish the
present system of public instruction, but to
make such alterations to said system as said
Convention may deem necessary, and proper;
nor shall said Convention propose any amend
ment or alteration, requiring any property
or educational qualification for voters or
officers ; nor shall said Convention change
the present ratio between the poll and pro
perty tax, or provide for raising the poll
tax on one poll above two dollars for all
(ordinary State and county) purposes; nor
shall said Convention be allowed to pass any
ordinance or ordinances legislative in their
character, except such as are necessary to
submit the Constitution as amended to the
people of the State for their ratification or
rejection, and provide for filling such vacan
cies as may occur by reason of any amend
ment or amendments made by said Conven
tion to the Constitution of the State ; and
except ordinances in relation to the .public
debt ; nor shall said Convention have any
! Pwer to modify or repeal that clause in the
! present Constitution which provides for a
I mechanics' and laborers lien law; nor shall
! K!iil fmvmitinn bfivo finv nnwnr to modifv
or repeal those clauses in the present Consti-
""ion wincn provme mat xnerc no rigm
to secede, and that every citizen owes para
mount allegiance to the Constitution and
government of the United States. (Article
1, section 4 and 5.)
Sec. 1 1. That said Convention may re
vise the Constitution of the State, embody
ing in it such alterations and amendment
as may be agreed upon, not inconsistent
with the provisions of this act; but no such
re vise I Constitution shall have any force or
validity until the same fihall have oeen rati
fied by a majority of the qualified voter of
the State, to whom the same shall be sub
mitted according to the mode to be pre
scribed by ordinance of said Convention.
Sec. 12. That no delegate to said Con-
! vention shall be permitted to take his seat
i General Assembly, passed lit 1871, entitled
. " ,r .1
Micntl tailing or neglecting to make tne re-
turns and perform the duties required of
him by this act, shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be
fined not less thau five hundred, nor more
than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned
not more than six, nor less than two months,
at the discretion of the Court. -
Sec, 14. Aiiy person -who shall knowingly:
and fraudulently register or vote or induce
another to do so contrary to' the provisions
of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor, and on conviction shall be impris
oned not less than six nor more than twelve
months, or fined not less than one hundred,
nor more than five hundred dollars; and
any registrar of voters who shall make or
cause or suffer to be made, any entry "with
intent to commit a fraud shallbe subject to
indictment and liable to the same penalty.
Sec. 15. That the Committee on Print
ing shall immediately have printed ten
copies of thiraetYbr each Senator and mem'
ber of the House of Representatives, and
shall have printed and transmitted by mail
one hundred copies to the Board of Commis
sioners for each county, whose duty it shall
be to furnish one copy to each Registrar in
their respective counties, and one copy to
the inspectors of election at each precinct
before the day of election.
Sec 10. That this act shall be in force
from and after its ratification.
The New Amendments to the Constitution
of the United States.
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involun
tary servitude, except as a punishment for
crime, whereof the party shall have been
duly convicted, shall exist within the United
States, or any place subject to their jurisdic
tion. Sec. 2. Congress shall have power to en
force this article by appropriate Legisla
tion. ARTICLE XIV.
Section 1. All persons born or natural
ized in the United States, and subject to
the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of tho
United States and of the State wherein
they reside. No State shall make or enforce
any law which shall abridge tho privilege or
immunities of citizens of the Lnited States;
nor shall any State deprive any person ot
life, liberty, or property, without due pro
cess of law, nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.
Sec. 2. Representatives shall be appor
tioned among the several States according to
their respective numbers, counting the whole
number of persons in each State, excluding
Indians not taxed. Rut when the right to
vote at any election for the choice of elect
ors for President and Vice President of tho
United States, Representatives in Congress,
Executive and Judicial officers of a State,
or the members of the legislature thereof,
is denied to any of the male inhabitants of
such State bing 2 1 years of age, and citizens
of the United States, or in any way abridg
ed, except for participation in rebellion or
other crime, the basis of representation
th rein shall be reduced in the proportion
which the number of such male citizens
shall bear to the whole number of male
citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
Sec. 3. No person shall be a Senator or
Representative in Congress, or elector of
President or Vice President, or hold any of
fice, civil or military, under the United
States, or under any State, who, having
previously taken an oath, as a member of
Congress, or as an officer of the United
States, shall have engaged in insurrection
or rebellion against the same, or given aid
or comfort to the enemy thereof. But Con
gress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each
House, remove such disability.
Sec. 4. The validity of the public debt
of the United States, authorized by law, in
cluding debt incurred for payment of pen
sions and bounties for sur vices in suppress
ing insurrection or rebellion, shall not bo
questioned. Rut neither the United States
j nor any State shall assume or pay any debt
i or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection
I or rebellion against the United States, or
I any claim for the loss or emancipation of
j anv slave; but all such debts, obligations,
and claims shall be held illegal snd void.
Sec. 5. The Congress shall have power
to enforce, by appropriate Legislation, tho
provisions ol this article.
Section 1. The right of citizens of th
United States to vote shall not be denied or
abridged by the United States or by any
State, on account of race, color, or previou
condition of servitude.
Sec. 2. The Congress shall have power to
enforce this article bv appropriate legislation.
Henry Ward Beecher's salary has
been increased to $20,000 a year. It is said
to be very difficult for a rich man! to get
to Heaven; but Beecher, it would, seem,
either docsnt believe the story, or has de
termined to take the chances of crawling in
i under the canvas.
It is stated that the Uev. Henry
Ward Beecher disapiiointed his congrega
tion on Sunday week by preaching a sermon
with only one joke in it and uo politics.
The joke was in reference to one of tne chief
men of the New Testament. He termed St.
Paul "a most insignificant, blear-eyed Jew,
and the audience, it is stated, who had been
lying in wait for fun, 'laughed quite merrily
at i ne Miiiiic.
The Kensington Bank, of Philadelphia,
was robbed last week of one hundred thou
sand dollars on a new and improved plan.
Three burglars went to the bank as special
policemen and notified the cashier that it
was to be robbed that night, and that they
had been detailed to guard it. They were
admitted, and the rest Mas easy. , They
overpowered the watchman and robbed the
vaults containing customers deposits at
their leisure. This is another progressive
step in the art and science of rascality.