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From the Toledo Blade.
Nasby Preaches The " Prodigal
Son. An Interruption.
Confedrit Roads, (which is in )
the Stait uv Kentucky, July 6, 1866. j
I preeched last Sabbath, or rather
tried to, from the parable uv the Prodi
gal Son. We had a splendid congrega
shun. I notiee a revival uv the work in
this part uv the Dimocratic vinyard,
which reealy cheers me. The deraou
strashun our friends made in Memphis,
the canin uv Grinuel by Rosso, and the
call for a Johnson Convenshun in Phil
adelphia, all, all hev conspired to com
fort the souls uv the Dimoerisy, and
encourage em to renewed effort. It is
bringing forth fruit. Only last week
five Northern men were sent whirlin
out uv this section dusted in the night
to escape hangin, leavin their goods as
a prey for the righteous six niggers
hev bin killed and one Burow officer
shot. Trooly there is everything to en
The house wuz full. The weather
wuz hot, and the pleasant incense uv
mingled whisky, tobacker and snuff
which ariz, wuz grateful to me. The
sun shone in on I)eekin Pogram's face
as he gently slept, and when the sun
hits him square, I kin alluz tell where
he sets, even ef it is dark. lie drinks
apple-jack instead uv corn whisky, and
chaws fine cut tobacker instead uv plug
and consekently when in the pulpit, I
kin distinguish the peculiar aroma uv
his breath from those around him.
My brethren, sed I, sich uv yoo ez
hev Bibles in your houses, kin get
somebody to read yoo the parable to
which I shel call your attention. A
man wnnst upon a time had sons, ez
many men hev since, and wun of em
wuz a tough one. He left his home and
went into far countries, makin the old
man shell out his share uv the estate,
and he lived high, jist, my brethren, ez
yoor boys do or rather did when they
went to JSoo Orleans, in the days when
yoo had a nigger or two wiehyoo could
sell to supply em with money. He
played draw poker and faro, he drank
fancy drinks and boarded at big hotels,
and he followed strange women, which
will bust a man quicker nor any one
small sin the devil hez yet invented, ez
yoor pastor kin testify. Uv course his
pile give out and he got down, my
friends, did this ingenuous yooth, to
rags and wretchedness, and ended in
being an overseer uv swine. "What did
he do ? He ariz and went to his father
and the old man saw him afar off and
went to meet him, and fell onto his
neck, and gim an order for a soot uv
clothes and a pair uv hoots, and put a
ring onto his finger, and made a feast,
killin for the purpose the fatted calf
with he had saved for another occasion.
Mv friends vou kin find in the skrip-
ter suthin applicable to every occasion,
and this parable fits the present time
like a ready-made coat. The South is
the Prodigal Son. AVe went out from
our fathers house, on a expedition wiiich
heznt proved altogether a success. We
spent our share uv the estate, and a lit
tle more. We' run through with our
means and hev cum down to rags, and
dirt, and filth, and hunger. We are.
and hev bin'some time, chawing husks.
We run out after them twin harlots,
Slavery and State Rights, and they've
cleaned us out. Our pockets are empty.
No more doth the pleasant half-dollar
jingle in sweet unison agin its fellows ;
our wallets is barren uv postal currency
and the grocery keepers mourn and re
fuse to be comforted becoz we are not
Y e hev got to the husk stage uv our
woe, and wood be tendin hogs of the
armies wich past through these counties
hed left us any. We hev kum back.
In rags and dirt we hev wended our
way to Washingt6n and ask to be ta
ken back. Now. why don't our Fath
er, the Government, fulfill the skripter?
Why don't it see us afar off and run out
to meet us? Whv don't it out onto us
a purple robe ? where's the ring for our
finger, and the shoes for our feet ? and
where's the fatted calf he ought to kill?
My brethren, then Ablishinists is worse
than infidels while they preach the
gospel they won't practice it. For my
part, I '
At this point a sargent belonging to
that infernal Burow, who wuz in the
awdience with enough uv soldiers to
make opposin uv him unpleasant, sed
he had bin a sort uv an exhorter m his
day and desired to say a word in expla
nation uv that parable, ez applicable to
the present tune, and sez he et 1 am
interrupted, remember I belong to the
church military, wich is. just now, the
church triumphant." And cockin his
musket he proceeded, very much unin
terrupted. 1 lie prodigal son, sez lie, was receiv
ed by the old man considerable doins,
but my worthy friends he went out de
cently. He didn't, ez soon ez he with
drawed from the house, turned around
and make war onto the old gentlemen
he didn t burn his house and barns, tear
up his garden, burn his fences and knock
down the balance uv the children. Not
any. He went away peacefully, a niis-
quided good-for-nothin but yet peace
ful good-for-nothin. Secondly he come
back uv his own aKKora. ine oiu
man didn't go after him and fight
four years at a cost uv half his substance
to subdue him ana Dting mm DacK, out
when he hed run through his pile and
squandered his share uv the estate and
got hungry, he came back like a whip
sly mends, let me draw a small par
allel between these cases.
The prodigal, son went . out so did
the South thus fairly the cases is
alike. : .
The Prodigal didn't steal nothin. -The
Confederacy - took . everything ,it cood ;
lay its bands on, - - i 1
The Prodigal spent only what wuz
his to spend. The Confederacy spent
not only all it stole, but all it cood hor
ror, when it knowd its promises to pay
wuxent wurth the mizrable paper they
wuz printed onto.
The Prodigal when he come back.
come ez penitent ez the consciousness
that he hed made a fool uv hisself cood
make him. The Confedracy wuz whip
ped back, but it still swears hefty oaths
that it wuz right all the time.
The Prodigal didn't demand veal pot
pies and purple robes, and sich, but beg
ged to be a servant unto the more sen
sible brethren which stayed. The
South come back demandin office uv
which the fatted calf and rings and pur
ple robes is typical, and considerably
more share in the government than it
had before it kicked over the traces and
went out like the lost tribes of Israel.
Spozen the Bible prodigal hed stop
ped his parent and remarked to him
thus : "I am willing to come back on
conditions. Yoo must pay my debts
yoo must give me an ekal share uv the
farm with the other boys yoo must
treat me in all respects just ez if I hadn't
gone out, and this is essential yoo
must take me with all the sharpers with
whom I fell in with while I wuz away,
and make them head men on the place,
and above all I hev with me the two
harlots which was the prime cause of
my ruin, and they must hev eleven uv
the best rooms in the house, and must
be treated ez yoor daughters. To avoid
displeasin the others I'll dress em in
different clothes, but here they must
stay, otherwise I'll go out again."
Probably the old gentleman wood
hev become indignant, and wood hev
remarked to him to go and never let him
see his audacious face agin, or rather,
he wood hev strangled the harlots, scat
tered the black legs, and choked the
young sprout into submission.
Them's me. I am anxious to kill the
fatted calf, and am also anxious to put
on your robes and shoes. But alas, the
calf suffered from want uv attention so
long dooi in the late misunderstandins
that he's too poor the robes were all
cut up into bloo coats for the sojers we
sent out to ketch you Jeffson Davis
wore the only style we hev in the
shoes they wore our, and the rings.
When you come back yoo! find us ready
to meet you, but till then chaw husks.
Looked around, this armed tyrant re
marked that there would be no more
preaching that day, and the congrega
I'm heart sick. At every turn I
make that Burow stares me in the face
and counteracts my best endeavors. It's
curious though what difference sermons
kin be preached from the same text, and
it also curious how quiet our folks listen
to a ablishnist who hez muskets to back
Pktroleum V. Nasbt,
Late Pastor uv the Church uv the Noo
There is too much idleness in this
country. It is breeding vice and immor
ality. It is filling our jails with crim
inals. Crime has been on the gradual
increase for six months. This comes of
idleness : and idleness comes in a great
measure of that abominable idea that a
white man cannot be a gentleman and
work. He must get money, for that is
indispensable. But how ? That's it.
Young men have not the disposition to
wfork, and by patient economy secure a
basis for business operations. They
must have it now. This suggests ex
pedients. These lead to temptation ;
and temptation leads to crime. Hence
we have murtiers, norse mens, anu
breaches of trust.
Whv should a young man consider it
degrading or even undignified to work ?
President Johnson purchased his pres
ent residence in East Tennessee with
the proceeds of his labor as a tailor.
One of the wealthiest bankers in New
York commenced the world as a gard
ener, selling to the huckster the products
of his own labor. Gen. Pat. Cleburn,
at one time the head of the Arkansas
bar, subsequently the ruling spirit in a
powerful army, began life as a day la
borer. Judge Reagan, Postmaster
General of the late Confederate States,
was once a wood-chopper on the banks
of the Mississippi. The world is full of
such examples. But where can we
point to a successful man who spent his
early manhood " waiting for something
to turn up?"
Young man ! if you would succeed,
go to work. If you cannot obtain a
clerkship, take something else. You
had better be rolling barrels, or plow
ing, or building fence, or chopping cord
wood, or carrying the hod, than doing
nothing. Quit depending upon your
friends. Strike out for yourself. Learn
at once the greatest of all lessons, that
of self-reliance. Have a head, a will, a
purpose of your own. Go to work and
watch your opportunity. The soil up
on which you have been reared never
refuses a competence to those who are
willing to dig. Then, if you can do no
better, dig. "it will pay to dig. Nor
is there anything undignified or vulgar
in it. It is honorable, if you choose to
make it so. Then dig and watch your
opportunity. But don't stand idle and
" wait for something to turn up." At
W. FULXIAM. "W. n. JONES. GEO. W. 8 WE PS ON.
PUL1IAM, JONES & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers and Commission
"AVE IN STORE A LARGE STOCK OF
which is offered at the lowest cash prices. .Tbey
respectfully solicit ordors from tho Merchants ol
North-Carolina, , ' '
PULLIAM, JONES. B CO.
Raleigh, May 1, 1866.
Railroads, Steamboats, &c. ,
CHANGE OF RAILROAD SCHEDULE.
Office Atlantic & N. C. R. R. Co.,
Neabern, N. C, June 5, 1866.
N AND AFTER MONDAY NEXT MAIL
yj Train wiU run daily as follows :
Leave Morehead City
Arrive at Newport
Arrive at Newbern
7 15 A. M.
7 42 "
. 7 45 "
9 15 "
10 53 "
11 00 "
....11 35 "
11 42 "
12 15 P. M.
Arrive at Kinston...'. . ...
Leave Kinston. . . .
Arrive at Mosely Hall. ...
Leave Mosely Hall ....
Arrive at Goldsboro'
Leave Golds' oro' 3 80 P. M.
Leave Mosely Hall.. i
Leave Kinston 53
Leave Newbern.. 0
Leave Newport. . 8 09
Arrive, nt. Morehead Citv 8 30
Passenger train connect with North-Carolina
Railroad train going West at 12 45 P. M., and re
turning leaves after arrival of Wilmiugton and
Weldon Jtailroncl train going ouum.
Passengers from West wait from 11 20 A. M.
t o 3 SO P. M.
The accommodation train will leave Morehead
City on Mondavs, Wednesdays and Fridays, re
turuing every alternate day as follows:
Leave Morehead City (Station) 9 00 A. M.
Leave Newbern 12 15
Leave Kinston S 10
Arrive at Goldsboro' .
Leave Goldsboro' 8 45 A. M.
Leave Kinston 11 02 "
Leave Newbern 2 15 P. M.
Arrive at Morehead City (Station). . 5 00
in !pflviB nildKhnro' Tuesdnvs. Thurs
days and Saturdays after arrival of Wilmington
and Weldon Railroad train going North and ar
rives every alternate day in Goldsboro' at 5 15
P. M.-a later train than mail train for passengers
Through tickets will be sold at principal Sta"
tions on North-Carolina
New York, &c.
Tune 12th, 1866 tf
C. R. THOMAS
North-Carolina Railroad Company,
Enoineeb & Superintendent's Office,
Company Shops, June 7th, 1866.
Change of Time. -
ON AND AFTER JUNE 10TH, 1806, TRAINS
will run as follows:
Leave Goldsboro', 12.30 P. M.
" Raleinh 3.45 "...
HilUboro, 5.28 "...
" Greensboro,... 7.40 " ...
" Salisbury, 10.10 "...
Arrive Charlotte, 12.35 A. M. ,
12.00 P. M.
4.50 A. M.
1.00 P. M.
9.00 P. M.
4.30 A. M.
1.10 P. M.
2.15 A. M.
11.15 P. M.
1.26 A. M
Arrive Goldsboro", .
Mail Train connects at Raleigh with Raleiirh
suaion i ruins lor tne iNortn. ai uoiasDoro-
with Wilmington and Weldon, and Atlantic &
Accommodation train runs daily, (Sundays ex
cepted,) connecting with Wilmington & Weldon
There is no Sunday Train going North from
Weldon to Portsmouth ; pussengers arriving at
Weldon on that day can go immediately through
via Petersburg and Richmond.
june 9 36tf Eng. fc Sup't.
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY'S
THROUGH LINE TO CALIFORNIA,
TOUCHING AT MEXICAN PORTS,
And Carrying the United States Mail.
THROUGH IN TWENTY-TWO DAYS.
Steamhip8 on the
Connecting on the Pa
cific with the
One of the above Large and Splendid
Steamships will leave Pier No. 42. North
River, foot of Canal Street, at 12 o'clock, noon,
on the 1st, 1 1th and 21st of every month,
(except when those dates fall on Sunday, and
then on the preceding Saturday,) for Aspinwall,
connecting, via Panama Railway, with one of the
Company's Steamships from Panama for San
Francisco, touching at Acapulco.
Departures of 1st and 21st connect at Panama
with Steamers for South Pacific and Central
American Ports. Those of the 1st touch at
A discount of one quarter from steamers' rates
allowed to second cabin and steerage passengers
with families. Also, an allowance of one quarter
on through rates to clergymen and their families,
and school-teachers. Soldiers having honorable
One hundred ponnds baggage allowed to each
adult. Baggage-uiastcrs accompany the baggage
through, and attend to ladies and children with
out male protectors. Baggage received on the
dock the day before sailing, from steamboats,
railroads, and passengers who prefer to send
An experienced Surgeon on board. Medicine
and attendance free.
For Passage Tickets, or further information,
apply at the Company's Ticket office, on the
Wharf, foot of Canal Street, North River, N. Y.
S. K. HOLMAN, Agent.
July 7, 1866. 47 3m.
rpHE NEW LINE FOR BALTIMORE.
JL earning the GREAT HARNDEN EXPRESS
FREIGHT, leave Norfolk at 5 o'clock, p. m.
The new and elegant steamers
GEORGE LEARY, Capt. S. Blakeman,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
JAS. T. BRADY, Capt. D. C. Landis,
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The steamers of this line have unsurpassed ac
commodations, being all new and constructed
with great regard to speed, comfort and safety,
and the tables are equal to lirst class hotel fare.
Travellers g ing North via Seaboard and Roan
oke Railroad, can purchase tickets to Portsmouth,
where coaches will be in waiting to convey them
and their baggage free of charge to the New
Line Steamers. Ample time is afforded to make
sure connection, and the fare under any circum
stances as low as by the Old Bay Line.
Travellers going via Weldon and Petersburg
and Norfolk and Petersburg Railroads can procure
through tickets at Petersburg and have baggage
checked to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New
This line connects at Baltimore with the Rail
roads for all Principal Cities North and West.
Throngh Tickets sold on the Boats, and Passengers
and Baggage transferred from Boat to Cars Free
Passengers, Baggage and Freight transferred to
and from Portsmouth and New Line Steamers
free of charge.
Leave Baltimore from Spear's Wharf, footol
Gay Street, at 5 o'clock, p. m.
V. TOMPKINS, Agent
sep 22134 ly8
JUST RECEIVED! ; '
At No. 44, FayetteTille Street:
Plain and Plated Castors. ,
i Painted and Ornamented Toilet Sets.
. i Fire Proof Tea Pots. . .. , .
- Handaoine Tea Trays. - ' - . .
3. BROWN, wl..h.,
.Raleigh, april 2S 1 -K HART & LEWIS .
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30th of July, 1864, and used without a stamp, it
cannot, anerwards be effectually stamped. Any
failure upon the part of the nmker4. an instru
ment to appropriately stamp ft, renders mm ua
ble to a penalty of two hundred dollars.
Suits are commenced in many States by other
process tuan writ, viz: summons, warrants, puo
lication, petition, &c in which case these, as the
original process, severally require stamps.
Writs of scira facias are subject to stamp duty
as original processes.
The jurat of an affidavit, taken before a Justice
01 1 ne reace, jxotary ruDiic, or otner omcet auiy
authorized to take affidavits, is held to be a cer
tificate, aud is subject to a stamp duty of five
cents, except wnen taken in suits ot legal proceed
Certificates of loan in which there 6hall appear
any printed or written evidence or an amount 01
money to be paid on demaud or at anv time de
signated, are subject to stamp duty as Promisory
The assignment of a mortgage is subject to the
same amy as mat imposed upon tne original in
strument; that is to say for every sum of five
hundred dollars, or any fractional part thereof, of
the amount secured by the mortgage, at time of
its assignment there must be affixed a stamp or
stumps, uenotmg a duty of five cents.
When two or more persons join in the execution
of an instrument, the stamps ft which this instru
ment is liable under the law, may be affixed and
cancelled by one of the oarties.
In conveyances of real estate, the law provides
that the stamp affixed must answer to the value
01 tlie estate 011 interest conveyed. .
No stamp is required on any warrant of attor
ney acconipauying u bond or note, when such
Dona or note has amxed thereto the stamp 01
stamps denoting the duty required, and whenever
any Dona or note is secured by mortgage, but one
6tamp duty is required on such papers,, such
stamp duty being the highest rates required for
such instruments, or either ot them, in such t
case a note or memorandum of the value or de
nomination of the stamp affixed should be made
upon the margin or in the acknowledgement of
tue instrument wiucu 13 not stamped.
The Civil Rights Bill.
"VVe publish below the Civil Rights
Bill as it recently passed the Congress
over the President's Veto
" Ha it enacted bv the Senate and Souse .fJiepre-
tentatiiies of the United States of America in Congress
assembled. That an persons Dorn in tue unitea
States and not subject to any fo'eign Power, ex
cluding Indians, not taxed, arc hereby declared
to be citizens of the United States ; and such citi
zens of every race and color, without regard to
any previous conttitiou or slavery or involuntary
servitude, except as a punishment for crime
whereof the party shall ive been duly convicted,
shall have the same right in every State and Ter
ritory in the United Slates to make and enforce
contracts, to sue, be parties, and give evidence,
to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey
real and personal property, and to full and equal
bencbt ot all laws and proceedings ior tne securi
ty of person and property as is enjoyed by white
citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment,
pains, anil penalties, and to none other, any law,
statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to the
Sec. 2. Atid be it further enacted, That any per
son who, under color of any law, statute, ordi
nance, regulation, or custom, shall subject, or
1 1. . .. .1 : . ...... c.n.n
cause LU ue suujecteu, uujr iixiiuuiLaiik wi any duiio;
or Territory to the deprivition of any right se
cured or protected by this act, or to different
punishment, pains, or penalties on account of
such person having at any time Deen nem in a
condition of slavery or involuntary servitude, ex
cent as a punishment foretime whereof the party
shall have been duly convicted, or by reason of
his color or race, than is prescriDed lor tne pun
ishment of white persons, shall be deemed'guilty
of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be
punished bv fine not exceeding one tnousana dol
lars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or
both, in the discretion 01 tue court.
SEn. 8. And be it further enacted. That the dis
trict courts of the United States, within their re
spective districts, shall have, exclusively ot the
courts of the several States, cognizance of all
crimes and otlences committed against tne provi
sions ot this act, and also, concurrently with the
circuit courts of the United States, of all causes,
civil and criminal, attecting persons who are de
nied or cannot enforce iu the courts or judicial
tribunals of the State or locality where they may
be, any of the rights secured to them by the first
section of this act; and if any suit or prosecution
civil or criminal, has been orsball be commenced
in anv State court against any such person, for
anv cause whatsoever, or against any officer, civil
or "military, or other person, for arrest or impri
sonment, trespasses, or wrongs done or commit
ted by virtue or under color of authority derived
from this act or the act establishing a bureau for
the relief of freedmen and refugees, and all acts
amendatory thereof; or for refusing to do any ac-
upon the ground that it would be inconsistent
with this act, such defendant shall have the right
to remove such cause for trial to the proper dist
trict or circuit court in the manner prescribed by
the 'Act relating to habeas corpus and regulating
judicial proceedings in certain cases,' approved
March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-three,
and all acts amendatory thereof. The jurisdic
tion in civil and criminal matters hereby confer
red on the district and circuit courts of the Unit
ed States shall be exercised and enforced in con
formity with the laws of the United States, so far
as such laws are suitable to 'carry the same into
effect ; but in all cases where such laws are not
adapted to the object, or are deficient in the pro
visions necessary to furnish suitable remedies and
punish offences against law, the common law, as
modified and changed by the constitution and
statutes ol the State wherein the court having
jurisdiction of the cause, civil or criminal, is
held, so far as the same is not inconsistent with
the Constitution and laws of the United States,
shall be extended to and govern said courts in
the trial and disposition of such cause, and, if of
a criminal nature, in the infliction of punishment
on the party found guilty.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the dis
trict attorneys, marshals, and deputy marshals of
the United States, the commissioners appointed
by the circuit and territorial courts of the United
States, with powers ol arresting, imprisoning, or
bailing offenders against the laws of the United
States, the officers and agents of the Freedmen's
Bureau, aud every other officer who may be spe
cially empowered by the President of the United
States, shall be, and they are hereby, specially
authorized and required, at the expense of the
United States, to institute proceedings against all
and every person who shall violate the provisions
of this act, and cause him or them to be arrested
and imprisoned, or bailed as the case may be,
for trial before such court of the United States or
territorial court as by the act has cognizance of
the offence. Aud with the view to affording rea
sonable protection t all persons in their consti
tutional rights of equality before the law, v ithont
distinction of race or color, or previous condi
tion of slavery or involuntary servitude, except
as a punishment for crime, whereof the party
shall have been duly convicted, and to the prompt
discharge of the duties of this act, it shall be the
duty of the circuit courts of the United States
and the superior courts of the Territories of the
United States, from time to time, to increase the
number of commissioners, so as to afford a speedy
and convenient means for the arrest and examina
tion of persons charged with a violation of this
act. And such commissioners are hereby author
ized and required to exercise and discharge all
the powers aud duties conferred on them by this
act, and the same duties with regard to otlences
croat ec' by this act, as tbey are authorized by law
to exercise with regard to other offences against
the laws of the United States.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted. That it shall
be the duty of all marshals and deputy marshals
to obey and execute all warrants and precepts is
sued nnder the provisions of this act, when to
them directed ; and should any marshal or dep
uty marshal refuse to receive , such warrant or
other process when tendered, or to use ail proper
-means diligently to ercute the same, he shall, on
conviction thereof, be fined in the sum .of one
thousand dollars, to the nse of the person upon
whom the accused is alleged to haw. committed
the offence. And. the better to enable "the 6aid
commissioners to execute their duties faithfully
and efficiently, in conformity with the Constittt
ion of the United States and the requirements of
this actj they are hereby authorised -and einpow- w -:
ered, within their counties respectively, to. ap--.: -
point, in writing, under , their hands, any one or '
more suitable persons, from time o time, to oxe- .
cute all such warrants and other process as may .
be issued by them in the lawful performance of
their respective duties ; and the persons so ap
pointed to execute any warrant or process as
aforesaid shall have authority to summon and J',
call to their aid the bystanders or tho posse com ' .
itatus of the proper county, or such portion "of : '
the land and naval forces of the United States', or . '
the militia, as may be necessary to the perfor '", ,
mauce of the duty with which they are charged,-.
and to insure a faithful observance of the clause " ,;
of the Constitntion which prohibits slavery, In ;" '
conformity with the provisions of this act ; and
said warrants shall run and be executed by said. . "
officers anywhere in the State or Territory within , -which
they are issued. ..--.- ''
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted. That any per
sou ho shall knowingly and willfully obstruct, r "
hinder, or prevent an officer, or other person .
charged with the execution of any warrant or
process issued under the provisions of thissact, .. .
or any person or persons lawfully assisting' him ,
or them, from arresting any person for whose api -'
prehension such warrant or process may have
been issued, or shall rescue or attempt to rescue -such
person from t ie custody of the officer, otn- -
er persons or persons, or those lawfully assisting .:.
as alorcsaid, when so arrested pursuant to tlio '
authority herein given and declared, or shall id,""".,
abet, or assist any person o arrested as aforesaid,
directly or indirectly, to escape from the custody T
of the officer or other person legally authorized
as aforesaid, or shall harbor or conceal any person
for whose arrest a warrant or process shall have
been issued as aforesaid, so as to prevent his dis-
covery and arrest after notice or knowledge of the
fact that a warrant has been issued for the appro-1
hension of such person, shall, for either ot said
otlences, be subject to a fine not exceeding one
thousand dollars, and imprisonment not exceed
ing six months, by indictment and conviction be-...
fore the district court of the United States for theV
district in which said offence may have been "
committed, or before the proper court of crim
inal jurisdiction, if committed within any one of
the organized Territories of the United States.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted. That the dls
ti ict attorneys, the marshals, their deputies, and -the
clerks of the said district and Territorial
courts shall be paid for their services the like
fees as may be allowed to them for similrr scrvi-'
ces in other cases ; and in all cases where the pro-- -ceediugs
are before a commissioner, he shall be. -eutitled
to a fee often dollars in full for his servi- '
ces in each case, inclusive of all services Incident
to such arrest and examination. ' The person or " t
persons authorized to execute the process to be ,
issued by such commissioners for the arrest of '
offenders against the provisions of this act shall '
be entitled to a fee of five dollars for each person ;
he or they may arrest and take before any such
commissioner as aforesaid, with such othxr fees -as
may be deemed reasonable by such com mis--sioncr
for such oiher additional services as may '
be necessarily performed by him or them, such as
attending at the examination, keeping the prison
er in custody, and providing him with food and
lodging during his detention, and until the final
determination of such commissioner, and in gei
eral for performing such other duties os may bo'
required in the premises ; such fees to be made
up in conformity with the fees usually charged..
by the officers of the courts of justice within the ' '
proper district or county, as near as may be prac- '
ticable, and paid out of the treasury of the United
States on the certificate of the judge of- the dis
trict within which the arrest is made, and to be .
recoverable from the defendant as part of the
judgment in case of conviction.
Sec. 8 And be it further enacted. That when-
ever the President of tho United States shall have
reason to believe that offences have been or are
likely to be committed against the provisions ol
this ac witnin any judicial district, it shall bo
lawfui for him, in his discretion, to direct the
juuge, marshal and district attorney of such dis- '
trict to attend at such place within the district. '- .
and for such time as he may designate, for the '? .
purpose of the more speedy arrest and trial of
persons charged with a violation of this act; and
it shall be the duty of every judge or otherofflcci, - v
when any 6uch requisition shall be received by, '
him, to attend at the place and for the time there-'
in designated. ,
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted. That it shall Z.
be lawful for the President of the United States,' '; '.
or such person as he may empower for that pur
pose, to employ such part of the land or naval '
forces of the United States, or the militia, as shall
be necessary to prevent the violation and enforce
the due executirn ot this act, - -
Sec. 10. Aud be it further enacted, Hint upon
all questions of law arising in any cause under .'
the provisions of this act a final appeal may be ,
taken to the Supreme Court of the United '
Scale of Depreciation,
The following Act, in relation to the scaling of
Confederate Currency, from tho time of Its first
issue to the end of the war, passed at the recent'
session of the General Assembly : .-, ; .
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO
ESTABLISH A SCALE OF DEPRECIATION
OF CONFEDERATE CURRENCY.'' T' :V
- - '
Whereas, By an ordinance of the Convention, '
entitled " An ordinance declaring what laws and
ordinances are in force, and for other purposes," - -ratified
on the 18th day of October, A. D., 1865,
it is made the duty of the General Assembly, to
provide a scale of depreciation of the Confederate -Currency
from the time of its first issue to the
end of the war; and it is further therein declared.'':
that "all executory contracts, solvable in money,",-1'
whether under seal or not, made alter the depre-?-eiation
of said currency before the 1st of May,- .
I8G0, and unfilled (except official bonds and penal -bonds
payable to the State) shall be deemed to
have been made with the understanding that they i .
were solvable in money of the said currency"
subject, nevertheless, to evidence of different in-' '
tent of the parties to the contract; therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State
of North-Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the .
luthority of the same. That the following scale of
depreciation be and the same is hereby adopted -'
and established as the measure of value of one
gold dollar in Confederate currency,' for -each -month,
and the fractional parts of the month of '
December, 1864, from the 1st day of November! -1861,
to the 1st day of May, 1885, to-wit: .. . ,. V e
Scale of depreciation of Confederate currency the . ;
gold dollar being the unit and measure of valve,
from November 1st, 1861, to May 1st, 1865 : , ;;:.v :
Months. 1861. 1862. 1883.
2tf 00 ,
80 00 .
: 60 00
January, .... fl 20 $8 00
February, .... 1 JSU UU
March, 1 50 4 00
April, .... 1 50 5 00
May, .... 1 50 5 50,
June, .... 1 50- 6 50
July, .... 1 50 9 00
August, 150 14 00
September, 2 00 14 00
October, 2 00 14 00
November, $1 10 2 50 15 00
December, 1 15 2 50 20 00
December 1st to 10th Inclusive, 85 00.';
lotu to zuiu, , 42 uu , -rv,
" 1st to 31st, 49 00 -. ' ;
And, whereas, Many grave and difficult disputes ,
may arise between executors, administrators, ;
guardians and trustees, and their legatees, distri
butees, wards and eestuysque trust, Tn the settle
ment of their accounts ana trust, arising from the -depreciation
of Confederate currency, State trea
sury notes and bank notes, incident to and grow
ing out of the late war; and that law suits acd
expensive litigation may he obviated.' . ;"' ;
Be it further enacted. That in all such cases, tt'
parties are hereby empowered to form a fall and -perfect
statement of the case on both sides, which
case shall be committed to the determination of '
one of the Judges of the Suprior Courts,' cboeeit '.;
by the parties, who is hereby authoriiwa to con
sider and determine the same, according to equity
and good conscience: Provided; however. That no v
part of this section shall be construed to estop or
hinder-any person from proceeding in the usual
course of law, if he shall deem the same necessary. '
A true copy.
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