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THE BANKRUPT BILL.
The following is a summary of the bank
rupt bill, which passed the nouse on Tues
day : ',
Section 1 constitutes the district courts of
the United States courts of bankruptcy.
Section 2 gives the United States circuit
courts general superintendence and jurisdic
tion of all cases and questions arising under
Sections 3 to 7, inclusive, relate to the ad
ministration of the law in courts of bank
Sections 8, 9 and 10 refer to appeals and
Section 11 provides that if any person
residing within the jurisdiction of the United
States. 'owing debts over three hundred dol
lars, shall apply by petition to the jndije of
liic iiwlir-iil lisfrw-t Bfttino- out his inability
to pay his debts in full, and his willin'rness j
to surrender his estate for the benefit of his j
creditors, the filing of such petition shall be j
n act of bankruptcy, and such petitioner j
thal! be adjudged a bankrupt, A warrant j
shall then be issued by the judge directing J
the marshal of the district to take possession j
of the estate and keep the same until the ap- !
pointment of an assignee. Notice is then to
be given to the creditors to hold a meeting ;
and choose one or more assignees. j
Sections 12 to 18, inclusive, defines in great
detail the duties of assignees.
Sections 19 to 24, inclusive, relate to debts
and the proof of claims. i
Section 25 provides f-r the sale of perisha- !
Section 26 provides for the examination of j
bankrupts before the courts, and exempts j
them from liability to arrest during the pen
dency of the proceedings in bankruptcy in
Section 27 relates to the distribution of
the bankrupt's estate. All creditors whose
debts are duly proved and allowed are to be
entitled to share in the bankrupt's property
pro rata, without any priority or preference
whatever, except that wages due from him
to any operative, clerk, or house-servant to
an amount not exceeding fifty dollars for la
bor performed within six months next pre
ceding the adjudication of bankruptcy, shall
be entitled to priority, and shall be first paid
in full. In the order for a dividend the fol
lowing claims are to be entitled to priority
or preference, and to be first paid in the fol
First. The fees, costs, and expenses of suits
and for the custo- 1 y of property.
Second. All debts due to the United
States, and all taxes and assessments under
the laws thereof.
Third. Ail debts due to the State in which
the proceedings in banktuptcy are pending,
and all taxes and assessments made under
the laws of such State.
Fourth. "Wages due to any operative, clerk,
or house-servant, to an amount not exceed
ing fifty dollars, for labor performed wit'ain
six months next preceding the first publica
tion of the notice of proceedings iu bank
ruptcy. Fifth. All debts due tf any persons who.
by the laws of the United States, are or may
be entitled to a priority or preference, in like
manner as if this act had not been passed ;
always provided that nothing contained in
this act shall interfere with the assessment
and collection of taxes by the United States
or any State.
Section 29 and the five following section
relate to the bankrupt's discharge and its ef
fect. If it shall appear in court that the
bankrupx has in all tilings conformed to his
duty uuder this act, and that he is entitled
under the urovisions tuereof to receive a dis
charge, the court shall grant him a dis
charge from all his debts, except as herein
after provided, and shall give him a certifi
cate thereof under the seal of the court.
Section 35 declares preferences and fraudu
lent conveyances void.
Sections 36, 27, and 38 relate to bankrupt
cy of partnerships and of corporations, and to j
dates and depositions.
Sections 39 to 42, inclusive, provide for
the case of involuntarv bankruptcy. A de
parture from the State, avoiding the service j
of- legal process, removal or concealment of j
property, fraudulent assignment of property.
arrest, and detention for debt for a period of j
seven days, confession of judgment or suspen- j
biuu vi payment i commercial paper lor !
fourteen days, shall be deemed an act of
Section 43 provides for the sunersedin'r of
the bankrupt proceeding by arrangement. !
Section 44 provides penalties against I
bankrupts for concealment of property falsi- !
fying books or papers, fraudulent assignment j
or conveyance of property, spending it in j
gaming, permitting a fictitious debt to be j
proved against him, obtaining goods on I
credit fraudulently within three months of
the commencement of proceedings in bank
ruptcy. These are to be deemed misdemeanor-',
and are to be punished by imprison
ment, with or without hard labor, for a term
not exceeding three years.
Sections 45 and 48 provide penalties
against officers in administering the laws.
Section 47 regulates fees and costs.
Section 48 regulates stamp duties on pcti- :
tions, warrants, & ;
Sections 49 and 50 define the meaning of i
term3 and the computation of time. !
Section 51 and last enacts that this act !
shall commence and take effect as to the ap- j
pointment of officers created herein-, and the j
promulgation of rules und general orders I
from and after the date of its approval : j
Provided, That no petition or other proceed- j
ing under this act shall be filed, received, or j
commenced before the first day of Noveni- i
SCBMARIA-E TCNXEL BETWEEN FRANCE
and England. A Paris letter, dated April
8th, says: A submarine tunnel is seriouslv
contemplated between Calais and Dover.
Last week a perfect brigade of geometricians
and naval men went down to study the pos
sibility of carrying out this project. Levels
were taken, plans drawn. &c, under the di
rection of M. Thome de Gamond. It will
be remembered that a special commission
appointed by the Emperor made a report
some years ago, in which the feasibility of
the project was proved, inasmuch as the sub
marine rocks of which the Straits are formed
offer no serious obstacle to its realization.
M. Gamond has made surveys every year
since this report was first diawn up, of the
ground, and has decided that artificial
islands will not be required, but that the
tunnel can be constructed in four galleries
the longest of which will not exceed ten
The Panola (La.) Star advertises a runa
way negro apprentice with one of those lit
tle pictures once so common in Southern pa
pers. A correspondent of the same paper
complains that he has in his employ " two
up-country gentlemen of African descent,
from Brown county, Ohio," who, in his
opinion, are " fit for nothing, unless it would
be to bait a wolf-traj with," and adds:
" But I have no authority from the Bureau
to use them in such a way."
Notice to N. C. Cotton Shippers. A
great deal of inconvenienc and expense is
incurred by our North Carolina cotton plan
ters, because of their neglect of or nonac
quaintance with the revenue laws. They
send their cotton to their merchants here
and elsewhere, for sale, with no sufficient evi
dence of the payment of the tax. The prop
er method is to send, in every instance, to
the commission morchant, 1st a certificate of
the payment of the tax, and 2nd, a permit
tor exportation, uof i of which the officer re
ceiving the tax is required to furnish.
wt'4' aUr mU here eU
THURSDAY, MAY 31. lis66.
The President's Policy.
the States should
lxj my xl men, willing to abide by and be
DEVOTED TO THE USIOK AND THE lOXSTITU-
tiox or tdb States.
Am. responsible positions and places ought
to be confined distinctly and clearly to men
who are cnmistakably asd i-nqvestioxa-r.r.v
I.OTAU-President's Reply to the Virginia
I hold it my duty to recommend the ad-
inU.irm of evc-rv State to its share in public
legislation when it presents itself in the per-
ho'!1S of representatives w hose loyalty can-
not bk qitestioned under any existing con-
.1 ... T i, .t n-TrcT 7-, i,rs.f Veto
:tlli!i:i'ii'ii . i . - --i i j . .- - - , ..... - - . .
The Constitution declares that no State
shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the
Senute of the United States without its con
sent. Then, where do we stand ? All that
is needed to finish this great work of resto
ration is for the two Houses respectively to.
determine the question. Oh ! but some one
will sav, A traitor might come in !'' The
answer" to that is that each House must be
the judge, and if a traitor presents himself
canuot either House know that he is a traitor i
And if he is a traitor, can they not kick him
out of the door, and send him back? saying
to the people who sent him, " You mi st
send rs a loyal man ?" Is there any diffi
culty in that ? If a traitor presents himsell
to either House, cannot that House say to
him, ' No. vou cannot be admitted into this
body. Go "back. We will not deny your
people the right of representation, but thfy
must send a i.oyai. representative."
President's Address to the Soldiers and Sailors.
I will put an end to the Freedmen's Bu
reau just as soon as the South, by proper
action for the protection ok the fresh
men, make it unnecessary. President's In
terricic irith Gorcrnor Cox.
The Strndiird will be furnished to mem
bers of the Convention for seventy-five cents
during the session.
The Sentinel of the 29th makes a personal
attack on te Senior Editor of this journal,
without provocation. It charges that we
have spent years of toil in the low, grovel
ling business of blackening reputations, and
states that we have not grown more wise, oi
considerate, or virtuous as we have grown
It also charges that, without cause, we
have attempted to blacken the reputation oi
" a distinguished minister of the gospel.'
This refers to Dr. Deems. Now, so far a
Dr. Deems is concerned, we stated inciden
tally, in a notice of his secession paper, thai
he had declared in one of his stump speeche
in this State, that he would as soon doubt
the truth of the Christian religion as the sue
cess of the Confederate cause. Dr. Deems
pronounced this statement a calumny, and
forced upon us the necessity of proving it.
We proved it. He called us a liar, and wi
proved him one. We proved that we hud
told the truth, and that he had not told it.
That is all. If his reputation has beer,
blackened, we are not to blame for it. II
necessary, we think we might go further and
prove that Dr. Deems said, iu one of his
stump harangues, " I will stake my soul's sal
vation on the success of the Southern Con
federacy. If that fails I will stamp the
Bible under my feet as untrue." This was
an awful declaration, but it is simply in sub
stance what we have already proved on the
Doctor by Col. Harris, of Rutherford.
And now, Sir. Pel!, and now, Mr. Gales,
who are you, that you denounce us as low
and grovelling ? Who authorized you to re
fer to our age, and to assume that you are
wise and virtuous, while we are low and
grovelling? With what face do you, who
owe your lives and the fact that you are al
lowed to remain here, to the clemency of the
national government, assail and villify a
loyal, honest man ? Both of you have shown
by your conduct that you hate the flag, and
that you are enemies to the government.
You, Mr. Pell, who talk about w isdom and
virtue, and assume to be wiser and better
than other people where are the evidences
of your charity, your love for the country.
vour consistencv, vour honestv, or your fidel-i
-' -' 1
jl v iiic jiriiiwu uuim(.Mi i lining
indeed ! For long years you lauded Jefferson
Davis and his prime minister that monster ;
of moral iniquity, Judah P. Benjamin while
the latter was writing, and both were issuing
proclamations for days of prayer for the :
Confederacy, in which the very existence of '
Jesus Christ was ignored! You bore this in ,
silence you, a preacher of the Gospel or '
but feebly protested against it. This person '
Benjamin cast the Saviour from his mediato- j
rial seat he denied him, and you, because
party ordered it and fanaticism sanctioned
it, groaned and said amen ! There was ;
nothing in earth, or hell, or heaven that you
would not have sacrificed to aid the rebel
lion ; and now, forsooth, you are loyal, and
Union men who were mobbed for their prin
ciples under the lead of such as you and Mr.
Gales, are not to be trusted. Five thousand
federal prisoners were starved and tortured
to death at Salisbury, and you said amen.
Thirteen thousand were consigned to the
same fate at Andersonvillc, and you said
amen. The war went on, thousands were
slain, thousands were beggared, thousands
were starved or famished, the earth was red
with blood, and yet you called for more
horrors and more blood. You begged God
to rain his last and his reddest fires on the
Yankees. You implored him to blight, con
sume, exterminate them. You told him in
an authoritative tone that the Confederacy
was His work, and you almost dared Him to
desert it. You pursued and persecuted Union
men. You called them tories, traitors,
wretches. When they were tortured or hung
when poor Union boys were fastened by
their necks to the trees, and strong men took
hold of their feet and pulled them, while
other strong men jumped on their backs and
broke their necks, you thanked God that the
good work was progressing that "the
cause" was on the high road to Buccess.
Ton talk about wisdom, and charity, ancl
Now, Sirs, we tell you that we intend to
remain here and defy you. This is oar
country. The flag is our flag, not vours
The time was when a mere crook of your
finger would haveJLieen fatal to us, but that
day has passed,
The horrible "desnotiam
which you sought to perpetuate, has per-
isuecL Att good men thanked God when it
felL We do not regard eitner your tongues,
or your pens, pr your opinions or any thing
you may attempt against us ; but we give
you notice that you shall not assail us with
impunity. We will put you in the pillory of
public "contempt and scorn. We will hold
you up to the gaze of the people till they
sav thev have seen enough of you. We will
j do this, and you will not be able to help
yourselves, except by changing your conduct
and treating us with that justice to which
we are entitled.
We entertain the utmost respect and rev
erence for the Christian religion. We respect
and honor the sincere Christian minister. i
I Hut we Have no respect lor the pretendt
;the hypocrite, the wolf in sheep's clothin
JJut we have no respect for the pretender,
j ye know no one who is a more thorough or
. a re un9crupuloD9 party ll:ick tlmn the
I Senior Editor of the Sentinel. S c nave never
i known a more malicious person than he is
We know him well. We want neither his
friendship nor his prayers. God help him,
and save him at last from the moral quag-
uirc iu which he is rapidly sinking !
The Sentinel charges us with the "low
uid grovelling" disposition to "blacken
he life-long and more than Roman integrity
of Jonathan Worth." The foundation for
.his charge is, a statement recently made by
is that Gov. Worth was anxious that the
Convention now in sesvion should adjourn
vithout transacting any business. The
tatement is true. It is true as to Governor
Vorth it is true as to the Sentinel it is
rue as to Gov. Worth's particular friends.
The Editors of the Sentinel know it to be
We have made no attack on Gov. Worth's
integrity. We have no unkind feelings to
wards him personally. We do not believe,
lowever, that his political integrity is at all
omparable to the Roman standard, or even
.o the old-fashioned North-Carolina stand
ird. We have no confidence at present in his
olitical integrity. The honest, high-minded
people of the State have no confidence in it,
md they can have no confidence in it after
:iis conductin October last. He betrayed the
Union party, he deserted his Union friends,
md he made terms with the secessionists for
their votes. He did this for office. Judgin"
him by hisacts, this was the sole motive
lhat actuated him. Of the thirty-one thou
sand votes he received, not more than five
thousand were cast by loyal Union men.
!Ie was solemnly warned, before he did this,
vhat construction would l.e placed upon his
onduct. He was told by his old friends
hat he would disorganize the Union partv
etard the work of restoration, occasion dis-
mion and strife among the people of the
tati and at last come to be regarded as a
ool in the hands of secessionists. He made
ihe plunge with his eyes wide open. He
ras a Union man, as Judas teas one of the
twelve, but he is so no longer. lie mav yet
repent, do his first works, nnd lie saved; but
le will not do this as long as he has our
everend and pious friend of the Sentinel for
is priest and confessor. "More than Ro
man integrity " indeed !
We challenge a comparison of records
vith Gov. Worth or any of his friends. The
old lug party ceased to exist in 1852. It
was a patriotic and useful party, as the Dem
ocratic party was. Wise and good men be
longed to both these parties. The Democratic
party preserved the Union for the space of
eight years after the Whig party had ceased to
exist; but bad men at length obtained com
plete control of its organization, and so used
it as to involve the country in civil war.
' When the issue was joined of Union or JDis
; union, like Andrew Johnson we broke away
: from the Democratic party and took our
. stand for the Union. During the rebellion
; we belonged to the Conservative part-, and
now we belong to the Union party. That
we were a Union man during the rebellion
is proved by our enemies, for they called us
. a traitor to the Confederacy and mobbed us ;
j and that we are a Union man now is proved
: by our enemies, for they denounce us as a
i submissionist, as a friend to Sumner and
f Stevens, and say we would eat any quantity
j of dirt to get back to the Union. AVe have
never bet raved either the Democrat. o njirtv
f)l r,,v, . ., T. . '
or the Conservative partv, or the Union par-
ty. Gov. Worth betrayed the Union party
last October, and turned against his friend
the Provisional Governor, who had honored
him with one of the first offices within his
gift. "What a fine model of" more than Ro
man integrity !"
We repeat we have no unkind feelings to
wards Gov. Worth. Nothing would gratify
us more than to see him return to his first
love, cast off the pernicious influences that
surround him, and proclaim himself a loyal
Union man. But until he does this we shall
oppose him. We shall do this on principle,
for really w e are not disposed to assail the
man Jonathan Worth.
We invite attention to the resolutions pas
sed at a meeting of honest, intelligent, hard
working fanners, at Lashlee's Cross Roads,
Wake County, on Saturday last. These re
solutions are eloquent in truth and simplicity
on the subject of the restoration of the Union.
These honest farmers want the Union restor
ed. The' have had enough of strife and
war. They want repose, and seme reliable
assurance of stability iu the future. They
look to the Convention now in session, to do
every thing that can be done to put the
State back where it was in 18G0.
We (the Senior) are grateful to our Wake
friends for their kind mention of our name.
We have no wish for office. We beg them to
unite on some one else for Governor. We
desire no office of any kind. All we ask is
that the Union shall be restored. Every
thing is involved in that. In the Union our
condition would at least be tolerable ; but
out of it indefinitely, it would be intolerable.
Let us carry out in good faith the President's
plan of restoration. Let us see to it that we
have a loyal State government, and loyal
members elect to Congress. In no other way
can we hope to be restored to the Union.
We have already lost much precious time.
We have injured our best friend. President
Johnson, by our stubborn, defiant disposi
tion. The wrath of the Northern people i3
kindling against us, and unless we make
haste, the Congress, by two-thirds, may exact
still heavier conditions. The President is
strong and firm, but he cannot save us unless
we helD him and helD ourselves. If our rn.
turn to the Union should be indefinitely pro-
longeotKe iconeenceay e" mbet dis
tressing. Confiscation aets may be passed,
the Jands may be-'iaxed -0 beaVily is to
compel many to sell, and arrests for treason
may be made in many localities. -8ovt is
the accepted tiine now is tle day of. salva
tion'.'"' Let no man or set of men'Btand in the
way of restoring the State to the Union.
Important ' Proposition.
On Monday last Mr. Stevens, of Pennsyl
vania, introduced in the House of Represen
tatives a bill declaring the States lately in
rebellion to have forfeited their rights under
the constitutions, and can be reinstated in
the same only through the action of Con
It provides that the Southern States may
form valid governments, the present ones be
ing continued for municipal purposes until
; they shall be duly altered, and their execu-
. i . 1 TkT
"ves ana legislatures recognized, axew con-
stitutions are to De iormea ny conventions
and submitted to the people, a majority vote
i being necessary for ratifying the same, and
f all male persons above twenty-one years to
have the right of suffrage,
j Another clause in the measure stipulates
i that no constitution is to be presented for
Congressional sanction which denies civil
rights to any person.
The propositions were committed to the
committee of the whole on the state ot the
Death of Gen. Winfield Scott.
A telegram announces the death of Gen.
Scott, at West Point, New York, on the
The death of this distinguished man is not
unexpected. He had filled to a very great
extent the measure of his country's glory.
His life has been most eventful and brilliant.
Lecture. Col. E. G. Haywood will lec
ture this afternoon in the Common's Hall at
j the request of the Young Men's Christian As
sociation, nis subject w ill be " The Cliris-
i tian Statesman in the United States " the
r . '
j proceeds to be placed at the disposal of the
I Ladies Memorial Association of this Citv.
Proceedings of the Convention.
Tuesday, 3Iay 29th, 18GG.
Mr. Mebane introduced a resolution grant
ing the use of the Hall on the night of the
31st inst., to the use of the Young Men's
Christian Association of this City for the
purpose of a lecture, the proceeds to be ap
plied to the care of the graves of Confederate
Mr. Pearsall, a resolution for relief of the
i people by suspending collection of taxes.
Mr. Jones, of Davidson, moved to take up
his resolution to raise a committee on the
subject of salaries and fees, which was agreed
to. The following committee was appoint
ed : Messrs. Jones, Grissom, Harris of Guil-
i ford, and Bingham.
I Mr. Dockerv,' a resolution to raise a com-
; mittee of five to take into consideration the i
j propriety of selling the State's interest in the j Mr. llumley then offered resolutions of re
: Western N. C. It. It. to any company of cip- j spect to the memory of Messrs. Saunders, of
italists that will finish the road to Cleave- Onslow, Henrahan, "of Pitt. Faison. of Samp-
land, Tenn. son, and Nicholson, of Bladen, deceased
Gen. Dockery said he would make a few i members of the Convention,
explanatorv remarks. Fortv vears ago he i Appropriate addresses were delivered by
j had embarked in the internal improvement !
i movel"cnt Ui"1 l'ver advocated a judi
ciou3 system for the development of the j
State, lie had attended a Convention held
in the Methodist Church in Raleigh in 1835,
attended by many prominent gentlemen, the
purpose of which was to encourage the estab
lishment of internal improvements. He drew
his ideas from a series of essays written by
j Dr. t aldwell, aoout that time, advocating a
i Grand Trunk railroad from the seaboard to
j the mountains. He still adhered to the
i original plan, and believed that it was the
j best that could be devised.
The Grand Trunk had nearly been built.
j The Western extension alone remained un
finished, and in the present condition of
State finances could not he finished. On the
I contrary he learned that it was sinking near
ly :fl,000 per week. 1 he State treasury
could not bear up under this expense.
And here his plan came in for relief. He
proposed to sell the State's interest to a com
pany of capitalists, who would pledge them
selves to finish the road to Tennessee. Vir
ginia had done the same thing, and so had
New York in a similar condition of affairs.
It would be a paving bargain to the State, if
by parting with $5,0('0,0!)0 worth of an un
finished work, t.iey would secure the con
struction of $15,000000 worth and the com
pletion of a system of internal improvement,
that would develop all the material interests
of the State, and greatly enhance the value of
i our other railroads.
I Mr. Love, of Jackson, moved to amend bv
making the number of committee seven in
stead of five. Accepted.
Mr. Patterson moved to amend so as not
to restrict the Tennessee terminus to Cleave
land alone. Accepted.
The resolution was then passed, and the
following committee was appointed: Messrs.
Dockery, Patterson, Eaton. Ca'dwell of
Burke, Fere bee, Buxton and Brown.
A majority report from the committee on
magistrates was submitted, with an ordi
nance to amend the 5J3d secfion of the Con
stitution, providing for the limitation in
number and election by the people of magis
trates. Mr. Garland, a minority report from same
committee. Both were read and laid over
under the rules.
Mr. Logan introduced an ordinance for the
relief of the counties of Rutherford and Polk.
He moved to suspend the rules and put the
ordinance upon its several readings, w Inch
was not concurred in.
Mr. Mcltae, an ordinance to ratify and
confirm the right of way of the counties of
Harnett, Cumberland and Moore, iu the
Mr. King, an ordinance extending the
time for settlement of taxes by sheriffs and
tax collectors to the 31st of December next.
Referred to the Finance committee.
An ordinance concerning debts of the
State to be hereafter contracted, which pro
vides that no appropriations shall be made
by the Legislature, unless by a majority of
the members of each House, the yeas and
nays to be recorded upon each reading, was
taken up and read.
The question being upon Mr. Love of
Jackson's amendment, which provides that
the restrictions of the above ordinance shall
not apply to works of internal improvement
already chartered and begun,
Mr. Moore, of Wake, inquired of the gen
tleman from Jackson, whether he had con
sidered and could tell how many works of
internal improvement in this State would be
covered by his amendment ? He apprehen
ded that it had not entered the gentleman's
mind how many there were. Mr. Moore
then referred to his devotion to the interests
of internal improvement lit MiIm State. He
alluded to the extrnoi'dlimry revival of our
railroads sinuu tha war, whteli proved them
to be a necessity i mid anid that nothing
could bo mora itiutrtt'iiil, than thix revival of
the railroads, to th best interoHtu of the
He oppoitod thu amndmimt and favored
the passage of the ordinance. Tho prin
ciple therein contained whs correct, that
a majority of the representatives ot tho poo
pi 3 of thin State, representing the taxable
alone appropriate the public moneys. As the
Jaw now stooi.the majority. pf. A quorum of
each HoaaeV which vvas really a minority bf the
members; could make the most onerous ap
propriations. ' This ordinance- provides that
hereafter only a majority of the representa
tives of the people, after mature deliberation,
shall bind them to raise large sums of money.
Whatever the majority said, he was willing
to submit to. Was the gentleman from
Jackson ready to. receive appropriations made
by a minority of the Legislature, under the
present system, against the will of a majority
of the people ? He thought not. Yet the
minority could make appropriations. He
was opposed to it. And the question now
being, shall we carry on our works of inter
nal improvement by the consent of the mi
nority or majority of the people 1 he said let
us carry them on through the will of the ma
Mr. Love, of Jackson, said that the railroad
companies of the West did not desire appro
priations now, but that it was unjust to tie
up the hands of the Legislature hereafter.
For ninety years the old system had been
used, and he had heard of no despotic acts
on the part of minorities. Why should gen
tlemen become so suspicious now i Was it
because they feared that the balanceot pover
was passing from the East to the West, and
did they fear the liberality of the West ? It
was certainlv unkind to the West.
After some further remarks by Messrs.
Love, Eaton, and Henry,
Air. Jvurches moved to amend by providing
that no bill or resolution taxing the people,
shall be passed by the Legislature except un
der similar restrictions as to appropriations.
Mr. 31oore, ot Wake, moved to make the
words "each reading" read "second and
third readings." Adopted.
The ordinance thus amended passed its
second reading, and a motion being made to
suspend the rules upon its final passage,
Mr. Grissom urged that it be now referred
to a committee. Important amendments
had been adopted, and it was not without
objection. Let the committee see that the
amendments are properly incorporated, and
give the Convention time to consider. Re
ferred. An ordinance upon second reading to
amend the ciiarter of the Governor's Creek
Steam Transportation and Mining Company,
was referred to Finance Committee.
An ordinance providing the election of a
Lieutenant Governor of the State was read
second time, passed, and referred to Constitu
An ordinance prohibiting the General As
sembly from conferring offices upon members
thereof, was rcicned to same committee.
The resolution proposing to confine the
action of the Convention to questions of Con
stitutional reform was tabled.
Resolution declaring what has been done
and appointing a committee to enquire what
is necessary to be done, in order to restore
the State to the Union. Made special order
for Friday next, 12 o'clock.
An ordinance to prevent payment of Coun
ty war debts was referred to war debt com
mittee. An ordinance concerning the election of
Clerks and Sheriffs was read, and considera-
ble discussion ensued. Mr. Grissom advocat
i ing and Messrs. Caldwell of Guilford, Furches
I mill rtiL- minncinn it T ) i o rtivl in -i n.o Yi-oa
. i . . ' . v- aw a w m . ii u u . i v v t la . j
Mr. Clark announced that Judge Manly
was detained from his seat in the House by
Messrs. Perkins, Satterthwaite, McKay of
! Sampson.- Pearsall, Richardson and Bing-
ham, when the resolutions were unanimously
An ordinance altering the manner of set
tling with Executors and Administrators,
was introduced by Mr. McLaughlin and not
Mr. Moore, of Wake, as reported.
Wednesday. May 30th, 1866.
Mr. Caldwell of Guilford, an ordinance to
restrict debts contracted by the State to 6
per cent, interest also mortgages on rail
roads, in which State is interested, to G per
cent, interest. Read second time and refer
red to Constitutional Committee.
Mr. Caldwell of Burke, a resolution ex
tending the benefit of the resolution in rela
tion to furnishing limbs to maimed soldiers
of the Confederate service to Federal soldiers
also, provided their wants are not already
supplied by the general government
Mr. Brown asked leave of absence for Mr.
McKoy of Sampson. Granted.
An ordinance to amend the constitution in
relation to homesteads was made special order
of to-morrow morning 12 o'clock.
An ordinance incorporating the Oceanic
Hook and Ladder Company of the town of
An ordinance to secure the rights of citi
zens of North-Carolina, for navigable pur
poses. Referred to auminittce of five.
Mr. McKay of Harnett, an ordinance to
pay the Provisional Judges of Courts of Oyer
and Terminer, who performed services under
an ordinance to protect persons and property.
Referred to Committee on finance.
An ordinance in relation to an act of Gen
eral Assembly entitled Revenue. Passed.
Resolutions for the relief of the people by
suspension of taxes, instructing the commit
tee on finance to enquire the expediency
Resolutions for the relief of the citizens of
Polk and Rutherford, introduced by Mr.
Logan, providing that in consideration of the
scarcity of grain in said counties, the Treas
urer of the State be authorized to loan said
counties 3,000. Referred to the committee
Also an ordinance of similar purport tor
relief of same counties was read, when
On motion of Mr. Patterson, who said
there were other Western counties in the
same impoverished condition, and ought to
be relieved, it was referred to finance com
mittee. An ordinance to ratify and confirm the
right of way of the counties of Cumberland,
Harnett, Moore and Randolph in the Western
Discussion arising on the passage of the
ordinance, participated in by Messrs. McRae,
McDonald of Moore, Starbuck and Caldwell
Mr. Brown moved to lay on the table,
which was agreed to.
THE SPECIAL ORDER
Being an ordinance to change the basis of
representation, reported by the committee,
was taken up and considered.
Mr. Love of Jackson, moved that an ordi
nance offered by himself be adopted as a
Mr. Love proceeded to address the Con
vention urging the adoption of his substitute.
He said the ordinance by the committee pro
posed a white basis in the House and a
mixed basis in the Senate his substitute
proposed a white basis in both Houses.
The question then recurring on the adop
tion of the substitute, it was rejected, yeas
27, nays 51.
The consideration of tho original ordi
nance was postponed till to-morrow morning
The report of the committee on the revisal
of the constitution was taken up nnd read.
When Mr. Caldwell of Burke moved to
amend the 0th section by dispensing with
trial by jury for misdemeanors, by giving
such trials to magistrates, the right of appeal
being secured to the parties.
Messrs. Moore, Phillips, Boyden, Con
Igland, Dick and Walkup favored it ; and
Messrs. McCorkle, McKay, Furches and
Win-4ton offered it. . ' "
Pending the adoption of the amendment
the Convention adjourned.
liaivigu aiuucj tuaruei.
RALEIGH Bf ATIOXAL BASK, OF S. CASOLU'A.
i-t BOTES RAXES.' ' '
North Carolina Bonds. .:..... ..
North Carolina Railroad Coupons
North Carolina Coupons
New York Exchange, (selling).... ,
NORTH-CAROLINA BANK NOTK8 i
Bank of Caoe Fear
" Commerce ,
" Lexington ,
" Wilmington ,
Commercial Bank of Wilmington
Farmers' Bank of Greensboro'
Greensboro' Mutual, ;
Merchants' Bank of Newborn
Miners' and Planters' Bank
J0ILY C. WILLIAMS & CO., Brokers,
RALEIGH, N. C.
PRICES. OF NORTH-CAROLINA BANK NOTES.
Old Coupons 52
Old Sixes 81
Bank of North-Carolina, gold (currency . .25 or 80
" Cape Fear 20
" Charlotte 13
" Lexington 10
" Graham 15
" Roxborough 25
" Wadesborough 10
" Thomas ville 15
" Wilmimrton 10
" Commerce 10
" Washington... 5
" Fayetteville 7
" Clarendon 5
" Yaneeyville 6
Miners' and Planters' Bank 15
Farmers' Bank, Greensborousrh 15
Commercial Bank, Wilmington 12
Merchants Bank, JNewbcrn zo
Greensboroutrh Mutual 5
CORRECTED WEEKLY BY
WM. C. UPCHURCH, GROCER, RALEIGH.
APPLES per bushel 3 00
COFFEE per pound, 3t'35
COTTON per pound, 20
COTTON (yarn) 3 00
EGGS per dozen 20
FLOUR llail 75
HAY 1 25
HOPS none iu market
MEAL 1 50
MOLASSES per gallon 75
POTATOES Irish 3 00
" Sweet, none
CORN per bushel 140
CHICKENS apiece 3040
CHEESE per ponnd 40
PEAS per bushel 125
ROSIN per barrel, no sales 5 00
TURPENTINE per gallon, none.
MARRIAGE AND CELIBACY, an Es-
v d lustrnctiou lor xoung 3ien.
Also, Diseases and Abuses which prostrate the
vital powers, with sure means of relief. Sent
free of charge in sealed letter envelopes.
Address Dr. J. SKILLIN HOUGHTON,
Howard Association, Philade phia, Pa.
may 1, 1SCG. 19 3 in.
Hill's Hair Dye 50 Cents. Black or
Brown. Instantaneous, beautiful, durable, re
liable. Tho best and cheapest in use. Depot
No. 00 John St rect, New York. Sold by all Drug,
Patent Medicine, Perlumery and Fancy Goods
March 13, 1S66. ly.
Agua de Magnolia. A toilet delight ! Th
ladies' treasure and gentlemen's boon! The
"sweetest thing" and largest quantity. Manu
factured from the rich Southern Magnolia. Used
for bathing the face and person, to render the skin
soft and fresh, to prevent eruptions, to perfume
It overcomes the unpleasant odor of perspi
ration, It removes redness, tan, blotches, Ac.
It cures nervous headache and allays inflamation,
It cools, softens and adds delicacy to the skin,
It yields a subdued and lasting perfume,
It cures musqnito bites and stings of insects.
It contains no material injurious to the skin.
Patronized by Actresses and Opera Singers. It
is what every lady should have. Sold everywhere.
Try the Magnolia Water ouce and you will use no
other Cologne, Perfumery, or Toilet Water al-
DEM AS BARNES & CO.,
nov 23 6m Props. Exclusive Apvnts. N. Y.
S T--I8GO X. Drake's Plantation
Bitters. They purify, strengthen and invig
orate, They create a healthy appetite,
They are an antitode to change of water and
They overcome effects of dissipation nnd late
They strengthen the system and enliven the
They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevers,
They purify the breath and acidity of the
They cure Dyspepsia and Constipation,
They cure Diarrhea, Cholera and Cholera
They cure Liver Complaint and Nervous Head
ache. They are the best Bitters in the world. They
make the weak strong, and are exhausted nature's
great restorer. They are made of pure St. Croix
Rum, the celebrated Calisaya Bark, roots and
herbs, and arc taken with the pleasure of a bever
age, without regard to age or time of day. Par
ticularly recommended to delicate persons requir
ng a gentle stimulant. Sold by all Grocers,
Druggists, Hotels and Saloons. Only genuine
when Cork is covered by our private U. S. Stamp.
Beware of counterfeits and refilled bottles.
P. H. DRAKE & CO.,
nov 22 6m 21 Park Row, New York.
IN APRIL, 1865, WHEN THE FEDERAL
army passed my house, at Morrisvillc station, the
following notes were taken from me and have not
been recovered :
One note on W. P. Warren, $3.37, dated in
185! month not remembered. No money paid
on it at the time of loss.
One note on H. P. Tucker, $17.37, dated 1859
month not remembered. No money paid on it at
time of loss.
One note on John Blake, $9.00, dated in 1S5C
month not remembered. No money paid on it
at time of loss '
One note on John Pollard, S20.00, dated in 1800
mouth not remembered. No money paid on it
at time ol loss.
One note ou nenry L. Cook, $80.75, tinted in
lStK) month not remembered. No money paid
on it at time of loss.
The nbove notes are payable to me, and I here
by forewarn all persons from receiving or trading
for the same. OSCAR H. PAGE,
may 12 wStpd. Morrisvillc, N. C.
JUST RECEIVED I
At No. 44, Fayetteville Street:
Plain and Plated Castors.
Painted and Ornamented Toilet Sets.
Firu Proof Tea Pots.
Handsome Tea Trays.
J. BROWN, w! .h
Raleigh, april 28 tf. HART & LEWIS.
ACON AND LARD!
2,000 LBS. CHOICE N. C. BACON;
1,500 prime N. C. Lard, in kegs and
barrels, receiving this day at -
mar 15 ". B. P.WILLIAMSON & CO'S,
' Miscenaneons Atlvcr (isement .
V B1CKEREL! MACKEREL I
. T UST RECEIVED :
10 H barrels .No. 1 choice new Mackcn-i
This mackerel is expressly put ud lor w-.
use. In small packages. - V P l0r fanuy
may 18 tf. B. P." WILLIAMSON & CO
J-ATIOJTAI. EXPRESS AND
THE NATIONAL EXPRESS AND TR ivo
PORTATION COMPANY, havinK tinillv , S"
pleted iu Southern through connection from
NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA
To Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Satan-
and all intermediate and adjacent towns r
South as GEORGIA, and also having pt:rf.tfa;
its Western connections, via the Bultiiuore n i
Ohio Railroad over main roads to a
CINCINNATI AND ST. LOUIS,
Is now prepared tojeceive Freight, Merchandise
Valuable Packages, c
MONEY AND BULLION,
And to transfer the same to or from tho nlac-i
designated, and all intermediate points as
. EFFICIENTLY, EXPEDITIOUSLY ASD CHEAPLY
As can be done by any other Express Coinnanr
Offices ore also opened in 1 -
MOBILE AND NEW ORLEANS
And in a few days the Company will run tlirou"h
via Montgomery, to these places.
J. E. JOHNSTON, President
B. F. F1CKLIN, m'
may 12 lw. General Superintendent.
GOLD ! IS DECLINING,
But all kinds of the best Writing Paper and
Envelopes, Illustrafed papers, Fashion Book"
Fancy Articles, and Newspapers, thr'o from New
York in thirty-six hours, can always be found at
West's Stationery Store,
Next door to the National Bank. "Small nmBi.
and quirk sales," is our motto.
February 10. 186U tf
HAVING DETERMINED TO CLOSE m-p
business in Ralehrh. we otter our entiro stork
goods at a small advance ou j resent New York
Merchants wanting to assort un will find nn
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and
To parties wanting to ensrafre in the businc
we will offer them a burcrain that will pay taem.
We buy and sell exclusively for cash.
Parties wanting credit need not apply.
If you want to "buy goods cheap irive Maxov
& Strong a call.
We will warrant all goods as represented.
MAXON fc STRONG.
Raleigh, N. C, March 24. 3 tf.
Post Office, Raleigh, N. C,
February 24, 1866.
The mails will close as follows, on and after
this date :
Western, daily, at 7.30 P. M.
Eastern, " " 8 "
Northern, " " 8 "
Fayetteville" " 8 "
Carthage every Tuesday at 8 "
Roxboro " Wednesday at 1.30 "
Leachburg" " at 1 "
Office hours from 8 A. M., to 0 P. M., durlnsr
the week, and from 8 to 9.30 A. M., on Sundays.
All lettentto be delivered in the United States,
(including drop letters,) except those addressed to
heads of Executive departments of the govern
ment, or heads of Bureaus therein or to chief
clerks of departments, or one authorized by the
postmaster General to trunk olbcuu matter, must
be nreuaid one full rate, or thev will be sent to
the dead letter office at Washington, D. C.
A. MILLER, P. M.
THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL CONVOCA
TION of this body will be held in St. John's
Hall, Wilmington, N. C, on Monday, the fourth
day of June, 1866. A. I., 2396. Subordinate Chap
ters and Councils arc requested to be punctual ia
sending their representatives.
. THIiO I . i A TT O f
O RTH-CAROLIffA MUTUAL LIFE
Jl A LEIGH, X. C.
CnAS. E. JOHNSON, M. D., Prexident,
HIRAM W. HUSTED, Vice-l'i-o.ident,
R. H. BATTLE, .Secretary.
Charles E. Johxson,
JlIltAM W. UfSTED,
Wm. H. Jones,
Cuas. B. Root,
Wm. H. McKee, M. D.
Kemp P. Battle.
Jas. M. Towles,
John G. Williams,
Wm. R. Miller,
Policies issued payable after death, or when the
Insurer shall attain a certain age, free from the
claiiiix of creditors, if parties inxiire Jxr the bnnjit
of trife and children. Premiums, over thirty dol
lars, umy be paid, half in cash and hall in premi
um note on L'J'e Ihlicics.
Office of the company in the Bank of Cape Fear
Ail communications for the office in Raleigh,
must be addressed to
R. H. BATTLE, Secretary,
March 9 Smd&w. Raleigh, N. C
Metropolitan Insurance Company, .
108 & 110 Broadway, N. Y.
A FIRST CLASS COMPANY.
Cash Capital 81,000,000,
SURPLUS OVER 8400,000.
Office in Bank of Cape Fear, Raleigh.
R. H. BATTLE,
march 31 6 s4w.
F. C. LIGHTE & CO.,
(Late Lighte, Newton & Bradburys.)
Manufacturers of First-Class Piano Fortes.
Highest Premium at the American World's Fair
and Exhibition ot the Industry ol all Nations.
This well-known establishment is now continu
ed by F. C. LIGHTE and LOUIS ERNST, at
the old stand. 421 Broome St., bet. Crosby and
Elm, New York City. may 1 ltf-ly.
QOLDSBORO' FEMALE COLLEGE
WILL BE RE-OPENED ON MONDAY,
the 21st of May, 1866. Every effort will be made
to merit a liberal patronage.
Board per week $4. Tuition per halt session
from $6 to $10 according to studies. Music on
Piano $10. Use of instrument $1.50. Other
charges moderate. Pupils supplied with books
and stationery at the College. Terms cash in
currency. Send for circular.
may 12 lOtpd. S. MILTON FROST.
Kellogg, Wheeler & Co.,
WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL ATTEN
tiou to their new stock of
SPRING & SUMMER DRESS GOODS.
Ladies Trimmed Hats.
Bonnets, Shawls, Balmorals.
Hoop Skirts, White Goods.
Boots, Shoes and Hats.
Jeans, Tweeds and Satinets.
Sngar, Coffee and Tea.
Bourbon Whiskey, French Brudr
and Holland Gin.
Raleigh, N. C. March 20, 1866 1 tf.
JORTH-CAROLINA FISH !
100 BBLS. "WINSTON'S" ROE HERRINGS;
100 " Cut " "
20 " Shad, arriving this dav at
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO'S.
Raltigb,. May 15, ISOtt. 26 tf.