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tr.ct court ot the UiWia bj
ia or if commmld in or upon any ship,
committed, or if connnm terrUortal
'"b'bo!. And "We it further enacted. That this act
?hal. not be - construed a to prevent au aUU,
stance between person and places .lying or g
within their respective territorial hunts, or fium
prohibiting its introduction luto such himu lor
safe, ute, or'consnmption therein.
Approved, July 3, ltsot).
An Act for the Relief of the Members of the
Thirty-Seventh Regiment of Iowa Volunteer
Tt.. it enacted bv the Senate and House of Ke
prSenU vc; of the United States of America in
assembled, That there shall be paid to
ftoromben f tb thirty-seventh regiment of
Iowa volunteerinfantry the same P""'1
bv law, or may heiealter be provided by law to
soldiers enlisted into the voluuteer torces of the
United States during the year eighteen hundred
and sixty-two ; and iu case any ot the members
Of said regiment are dead or may die belore the
payment of said bouuty, the same shall be paid
to their representatives in the same order pro
vided by law for the paymeut of bounty in other
Approved, July S, I860.
An Act to create au additional Land District iu
the State ot Oregon.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That the President ol the
United States be, and lie is hereby, authorized to
establish an additional laud district iu the State
of Oregou, and to As. iroiu time to time the boun
daries tuereot; which district shall be named alter
the place at which the office shall first be estab
lished; and the President shall be authorized
hereafter, from time to time, as circumstances
may require, to adjust the boundaries ot any and
all the laud districts in said State, aud change the
location of the landotlice from time to time when
the same shall be expedient.
KSec. a. And be it further enacted. That the
President is hereby authorized to appoint, by and
with the advice uud consent of the Senate, or
during the recess thereof, and until the end of the
next ensuing session, a register and receiver lor
said land district, who shall be required to reside
at the site of the office, shall be subject to the
same laws and responsibilities, and whose com
pensation and fee6 shall be respectively the same
per annum, as are now allowed by law to other
laud ollieers in said State.
Approved, J uly 3, lt-Uti.
SEVERAL VERY PRODUCTIVE COTTON
and Stock farms for Keut or Lease, situated
in Wayne and Johnston Counties, and convenient
to Rail Road. Apply to
T. U. ATKINSON, or
VV. F. ATKLNSO.V,
Boon iiill, N. C.
Raleigh, Dec. 1, 180(3. 110 Vit.
NEW ARRANGEMENT ON R. & G.
II A IX KOAD. -
Rile:ou & Gaston Railroad Co., )
superintendent's office, f
KaleigU, Nov. 2Sth, 1600. )
ON AND AFTER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER
29th, 1800, Trains on the Raleigh and l,aston Rail
road will ruu as follows :
Mail train leaves Raleigh, 7.15 a. m.
" " Arrives at Weldon, 13.00 p. m.
" leaves Weldon at 11.00 a. m.
" " Arrives at Ralegh, 6.00 p. m.
Accommodation train leaves liaieigh S.00 p. m.
" Arrives at Weldou, 2.30 a. in.
" leaves Weldon at 7. 15 p. m.
" Arrives at Raleigh 0.30 p.m.
The mail trains connect with P. R. R. & S. &
R. R. R. fc Old Bay line Steamers goining North,
and with N. C Railroad, going South.
Accommodation train connects at Weldon with
;n An l U If .r.imr V.trth ,v o L- i ,1 IT thrfllllWl
-connections to New Vork.
Accommodation train leaving Weldon at 7.15 p.
m., counects with trains from the North on P. R.
R. & S. fc R. R. R. it Aunamissic line, and also
with train from the South on the W. & W. R. R.
and at Raleigh with train from the West and
South on N. C. R. R.
Persons having business in Petersburg or Rich
mond can take 6.00 p. in., Accommodation train
and spend the next day in Petersburg, or Rich
mond and return, arriving in Raleigh the follow
ing morning to breakfast.
W. a. LEWIS,
Dec. 1, 1866. 110 tf.
MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK.
Great Bargains iu French China.
ONE HALF THE USUAL SELLING PRICES. CALL AND
KEW AXD BEilTIFIL SHAPES.
DINNER PLATES per doz. $2 00
DttLEk.C AO X
CUPS & SAUCERS
" 2 00
130 ps. SO 00
44 ps. 6 50
All other goods equally low. Glass Ware,
Plated Ware House Furnishing Goods, etc.
HADLEY'S CHINA HALLS,
Cooper Institute, middle ol the block.
3? No connection with corner store, New
Oetober 30th. 95 3m
NORTH STATE IRON AND BRASS
THESE WELL KNOWN IRON WORKS ARE
turnin-j out all kinds of Mill Castings and
wrought Mill Irons, also, every variety of one and
two horse plows, and plow caatings. The Stock
of Farming implements now on hand and ready
for delivery is very large, aud consists in part of
the following viz:
500 No. 0 Plows, (Richmond Patent.) "
300 Self Sharpner do do
200 No. 11 do (William's Patent.)
100 No. 60 do " "
50 No. 50 do Allen's ")
130 No. 1 ' One Horse Kivingston Plows.
20 No. 2 Two Horse " "
10,000 lbs., all kinds ol Plow Castings, together
with Sinclair & Co's. Propelles Straw Cutter,
Corn SheKers, of various patterns, O'Ames' Shov
els and Spades, Sam'l. W. Coliius tfc Go's., Axes,
and Cast Steel plows, Nova Scotia Grindstones,
We are also Agents forthe Saleof every descrip
tion of Agricultural Implements manufactured in
the United States.
All kinds of Castings, Forcings, and repairing
done neatly and upon short notice.
N. B. Wanted at once 100,000 lbs., old cast
scrap Iron, for which we wil I pay liberally in cash,
or exchange Plows or Plow castings.
vr , ,0B- P- WILLIAMSON, & CO.
Nov. 24, 1866. 107
FOR SALE I
ON THE SECOND THURSDAY IN DE
CEMBER, that being the 13th day of the
month, I will sell to the highest bidder, upon the
premises, that desirable
lately owned, and resided upon, by Miss Eliza
beth Hinton, dee'd.
The tract is situated on Neuse River, six miles
East of Raleigh, on the Tarboro' Road, adjoin
ing the lands of David Hinton. It contains
ELEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE
of land, from three to four hundred of which are
cleared. About 100 acres are fine low grounds
not liable to overflow. This is considered one of
the best Cotton Plantation in the County and
the bottom land will always produce en'ouirh
Corn to sustain it. g
i"Twe.f?J5lndsre.D7elli,12 Hon6e colain
There a?S,IDfvlocatt1 on a commanding site
ses? with tw frame house8 11180 oa the Pemi
houses! camnVWn.eh'rd aU nece8ry out
Ac, &c ' aros ,n ioil8e carriage house,
As this land wm , ,. ...
only one-third cash the b Uberal credit ot
two and three a rare om?o,tPaj:able in one-
ed to parties wishtog 3?h,tumtyi8 afford
farm. K Pchase a first-class
Personal security will be r,i. j
will be withheld until the tel '.V1 tle
NowThis land will bT dVv&ed wlmde
tracts, the House-tract 600 acres lontho
250 acres, and another of 245, ploU of ct of
he seen at my Office above Creech's Store may
W. R MILLER
For the Standard.
Union Meeting in ' Davidson Coanty,'
At a meeting held in Davidson County, at
Union School House, on, Saturday Novem
ber 25th, 1866, on motion, LT. KLomax waa
called to the chair. ; ' ' - ,
The meeting assembled for the parpose of
maintaining and preserving the organization
of the Union, to the end that the State gov
ernment of North-Oarolina may be so ad
ministered as to secure the restoration and
perpetuation of the rights, privileges and
immunities of the people thereof, and their
form of government with the National gov
ernment. Grateful for the preservation of
tiiat sentiment of nationality which is the
shield of the Constitution and sure guarantee
of a republican form of government, we sin
cerely desire reconciliation, forgiveness and
charitv among all classes of American peo
ple, who wire either engaged or involved
in the late civil war.
The following resolutions were adopted :
Jiesohed, 1st, That only those men, with
out regard to their antecedents, who an- un
mistakably loval to the government of the
United States, should be appointed or elected
by the people of North-Carolina to any of
fice of trust or profit.
Jiesohed, 2d, That in order to secure the
re-eslablishuienl of the State iu the Federal
Union, the speedy restoration of all rights
privileges and immunities of her loyal citi
zens, aud theliual adjustment of the govern
mental relations ot her whole people in har
mony witii the National government, to
these ends the amendment proposed by Con
gress should be accepted and ratilied by the
General Assembly of North-Carolina.
limited, 3d, Taking into consideration
what the men loy.il to the United States
government have suffered during the past
rebellion from the enemies thereof, and as
they are yet likely to suffer from the same
men, who pretend to be Unionists, thus at
tempting to push true Unionists from their
honorable position and place them beneath
even the free negro, therefore we, the loyal
men of tlie County of Davidson, are deter
mined to hold our own at all hazards as in
dependent freemen, and work out our own
Resohed, 4th, That we uphold the Consti
tution, and never did give voluntary aid to
the rebellion. Neither will we aid it at pres
ent, being well aware that our enemies are
striving to perform at the ballot box that
which they failed in doing with the bayonet.
Unsolved, 5th. That we rate the rights and
liberties which our forefathers fought tor
and won, an inestimable blessing, which we
are determined to defend at all hazards.
On motion. George Riley, Esq., of Lexing
ton, was called upon to occupy the floor,
which motion he accepted and addressed a
large and respoetable audience, who gave
their undivided attention.
Col. W. F. Henderson, of Davidson Coun
ty, was then called on to address the meet
insr, which he did in a most able and fear
It was then ordered that the above pro
ceedings be published in the Ruleigh Stand
ard, and the meeting then adjourned.
H. K. LOMAX, Chairman.
J. S. Ssider, Sec'ry.
For the Standard.
Public Sleeting in Stokes County.
According to previous notice a very large
and respectable number of the citizens of
Stokes met in the town of Danbury, on the
24th November, 180(5. The meeting was or
ganized by calling J. J. Martin. Ksq., to the
chair, and appointing J. J. II. Mitchell, Sec
retary. On motion, the chairman appointed acom
urittee of five to draft resolutions expressive
of the sentimentsof the meeting. The com
mittee consisted otTra E. Gentry, John Sliafer,
J. B. Vaughti, J. C. Gann and A. II. Joyce.
The committee retired and after a short ab
sence, reported through their chairman, A.
II. Joyce, the following preamble and reso
That whereas, a majority of the citizens of
Stokes County were opposed to the principles
which led to the late rebellion between the
United States government and the late so
called Confederate government :
1. Jiesolced, That we are equally opposed
to the payment of any debt (County or State)
contracted directly or indirectly in aid of
2. That our representatives now in the
Legislature. Dr. Silas Westmoreland, Com
moner, and James E. Matthews, Senator, be
requested not to recommend any man as
a magistrate for the County of Stokes, un
less he is known to them to be a loyal man
ami against the payment of what is known
as the Coun't tear debt.
3. That it is our most ardent desire to see
North-Ciirolina re-admitted to her former
position in the Union at the earliest practi
cable period consistent with the peace and
security of the citizens thereof, and of perma
nent allegiance to the United States.
4. That we deplore the breach which exists
between the Executive and Congress in re
gard to the plan of restoring the Southern
States to their former position in the federal
5. That we approve of the plan of reor
ganizing the government by loyal men, and
placing the control of the States in their
hands, which plan is in accordance with the
policy of Congress and the declarations of
6. That in our judgment the Legislature
of North-Carolina now in session, should
without delay adopt the proposed amend
ment to the United States Constitution
known as the Howard amendment.
7. That having full confidence in the just
ness and magnanimity of a majority of Con
gress, we believe that upon the adption of
said amendment all proper persons will in
due time be relieved from any disabilities
under which they may fie placed thereby, and
to that end, we respectfully ask our Repre
sentative and Senator to vote for its adoption.
The meeting was then addressed by A. H.
Joyce and the chairman, J. J. Martin, in
speeches of considerable length ; after which
the resolutions as reported by the committee
were on motion, adopted by an almost unan
imous vote. The proceedings of the meeting
were then ordered to be published in the
North-Carolina Standard, and a copy trans
mitted to ihe representatives of Stokes
County, in the Legislature. The meeting
then adjourned with the best of feeling.
J. J. MARTIN, CKm.
J. J. H. Mitchell, Sec'y.
The Position of the President.
A special dispatch to the Boston Adverti
ser says that the recent interview of General
Grant with the President concerning the am
nesty suffrage compromise, appears to have
been of a very interesting and significant
character. The General earnestly opposed
the scheme as an utterly unsafe basis of re
construction, tending to restore Rebels to
absolute power in the rebellious section. He
urged Mr. Johnson to accept and recommend
the amendment to the Constitution as a fair
and just plan of reconstruction, taking the
groun:l that the people had declared for it
in unmistakable terms at the elections, and
that it would be unwise to disregard their
expressed wishes. It is said that the Presi
dent listened to these opinions without indi
cating his oTV'n views, but leaving a decided
impression upon J.ne mind of the General
that his advice would ba disregarded. It is
known that Geu. Grant is of the opinion
that if Mr. Johnson would give ihe amend
ment his support it would be immediately
ratified by enough Southern States to make
it a part of the Constitution.
A New Hampshire blacksmith was advised
to bring a suit for slander. He Baid he could
go into his shop and hammer out a better
character than all the courts to ihfl State
ould giva him.
11 ALEI Ci IT, f- O.
' TUESDAY. DECEMBER 4. 1866.
The North-Carolina Standard.
"We return our thanks to' our friends for
the additions they are making to our sub
The terms of the Standard are as follows :
Tri-Weekly, one year, $ C 00
" six months, 8 00
Weekly, one year, 3 00
" six months, 1 60
The Weekly will be clubbed ns follows :
Five copies one year twelve dollars. Ten
copies one year twenty-two dollars. Those
who get clubs of five or more, will be fur
nished with one copy for a year, gratis.
The Legislature and Congress will meet
soon, and matters of grave interest will oc
cupy the columns of the newspapers. Now
is the time to subscribe.
The circulation of the Standard among
Northern capitalists and others, renders it a
good medium for advertising lands and other
property for sale.
When the Hon. Mr. Doolittle, of the Uni
ted States,Senate last winter, arose in his
place in that body, and on the presentation
of Mr. Pool's credentials, made the state
ments that he did, endorsing Mr. P.'s loyal
ty aud unionism during the war, his qualifi
cation to take the "test-oath" bating a
technicality, and worse than all, that Mr.
Pool had become a member of the North
Carolina Legislature, for the purpose of em
barrassiiij the Confederate cause, we vere
thunderstruck, when we read the statement.
Is it possible ? Thunderstruck at the fact
that Mr. Pool was a Union man during the
rebellion ? Being so, as a matter of course
he desired to " embarrass" the so-called, so
as to close the war and restore the govern
ment. What inconsistency is there in that?
The Legislature of 1864, of which Mr.
Pool was a member, was a more loyal body
than the present one. But for the opposition
of Gov. Vance and Gov. Graham, it would
have called a Convention and forced a pcaffe
on the basis of restoration. This is well
known. Mr. Pool and his friends were then
freely and openly denounced as traitors to
the Confederacy. They were in constant
danger of arrest and imprisonment on ac
count of their efforts to " embarrass the Con
federacy." When they were pursued, and
hounded, and interrogated by such govern
ment detectives as the Editors of the Senti
nel, they answered discreetly and cautiously.
They were no more hound to avow their ob
ject than a supposed criminal is to testify
against himself. They were willing, as hon
est men, to let their acts speak for them, but
they were not so silly as to make committals
or admissions which would have consigned
them to handcuffs and the gallows. A large
majority of the Legislature, including many
of our most patriotic and upright public
men, agreed with Mr. Pool. Indeed, but a
short twelve-month before, we state the
fact that Gov. Graham himself was prepared
to " eudKirraas tlte Confederacy' just as Mr.
Pool did. for he wrote a letter for publica
tion in the Fayetteville Observer, in the fall
of 1863, in which he took ground for nego
tiations and peace. Th is letter teas so thorough
ly Union in its sentiments that Mr. Hale de
clined to publish it. About the same time
Gov. Vance, who was still true to a consider
able extent to the Union principles on which
he was elected, wrote with his own hand the
platform on which Gen. G. W. Logan was
elected to the Confederate Congress; and it
is a matter of history that Gen. Logan went
to that Congress, as Dr. Leach did, with the
distinct understanding that he would do all
in hisjpowerto " embarrass " and break down
the Confederacy, and secure peace on the ba
sis of the Union. We challenge a contradic
tion of these facts.
But Gov. Graham and Gov. Vance fell
away and joined themselves to the ultra war
men, and the result was the extinction of
slavery, the loss of hundreds ot thousands of
valuable lives, and the devastation of the
South, to be followed, in all probability, as
the result of their selfishness and stubborn
ness, by still further impoverishment, dis
tress, and ruin to our people.
Gov. Graham, Gov. Vance, Gov. Worth
and Mr. Pell occupied the same ground whic h
Mr. Pool did in 1803. The.difference is, Mr
Pool maintained his consistency faithfully to
the end, while the other gentlemen named,
changed their course and acted in such a way
as to destroy their country. If Mr. Pool and
his friends " embarrassed the Confederacy "
which is not denied, but claimed for them
what shall we say of persons with the oath
of allegiance fresh upon their lips, who are
" embarrassing" the Union ? who will listen
to no terms to restore it ? who seem to be
fatally bent on " embarrassing " and striking
down the best government the world has
ever seen ? This is what the Sentinel and its
friends are now doing. Mr. Pool's record is
a proud and a noble one when compared
with theirs. His record will endure, and
will be respected and honored as the record
of a true man, but that of his opponents,
written in treason, treachery, and blood, will
perish as an accursed thing frorn the mem
ory of mankind, or will live only as a lurid,
baleful light, to warn coming generations ot
the quicksands and breakers of secession and
The Salem Observes. The prospec
tus of this new paper appears in another
eclumn. It will be edited by Mr. John II.
Boner, who is a practical printer and a vig
The Observer will be a loyal paper, and we
trust liberally supported. We commend it
to the Union party of the State, as also to
our Northern fritnds. The section in whicht
it will be published contains a thrifty and
industrious population. Salem is one of our
oldest and most respectable towns. The Ob
server, therefore, will be, in every way, one
of the best advertisingmediums in Western
It is frequently said that the federal gov
ernment is a despotism, and that our people
are sorely oppressed by it. In 1862 Con
gress passed a law confiscating the estates of
rebels, and authorizing trials for treason.
And yet no property has been confiscated,
and no one has been tried for treason. We
are all in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and
property. Such is the "despotism" under
which we ara living.
The Tne Isaae.
"A friend observed to' lis tlie other "day that
he was not disposed to punish the instiga
tors and ' leaders of the lata rebellion, bat
only asked that they be prevented from pun
ishing him. ';' ; -This
is the true view of the case. These in
stigators and leaders are lording it over the
Unionists of the . South, just a3 they would
have done if the Confederacy had succeeded.
They are proscribing aud -punishing the
Union men, and still complaining that they
are deprived of their rights. We want Con
gress to stop this. Congress may do what it
pleases with these instigators and leaders,
we are not disposed to punish them, but we
simply ask that body not to permit them to
punish Union men on account of their princi
ples. If Congress neglects or refuses to do
this, the Unionists of the South will be
obliged to feel that the war waged by the
national government to suppress the rebell
ion was waged . in vain, and that there is no
proper sense of justice in that government.
Mr. Jefferson Davis.
It is stated that the Mississippi Commis
sioners have left Washington, convinced that
President Johnson will not release Mr. Davis
on his parole or on bail.
Southern seceders will learn after a while
that Andrew Johnson is.incomparably more
loyal than they are. These people whine
and condole over the imprisonment of Mr.
Davis, when the truth is they are responsible
for it. If they had kept faith with the gov
ernment, and had submitted unconditionally
to its authority, Mr. Davis would have been
released ere this. They are riveting his fet
ters, and if he should be executed, or should
die in prison, his blood will be on their heads.
The third section proposes a double dis
franchisement of nine-tenths of the people of
North-Carolina. Uov. Swains Letter.
Gov. Swain says this with regard to that
section of the proposed constitutional amend
ment which excludes certain persons from
olfice. The "double disfranchisement" re
ferred to must mean exclusion from both the
ballot-box and office. We are sorry to find
this able and trained constitutional lawyer
misstating this provision. The e elusion is
only from office, and rot from the ballot
box. The traitors for whom our friend the
Governor evinces so much sympathy, may
vote, but they will not be allowed to hold
There are probably one hundred thousand
voters in this State. Nine-tenths of these
would be ninety thousand. None of these
are to be excluded from the polls by the
amendment, and not more than ten thousand
of them from office. The Governor, when
he writes his next jwlitical letter on a consti
tutional question, will please make the cor
tion. And even such as are excluded from office
by the amendment may be relieved of the
disability by the Congress. This relief
will be extended in even' proper case. The
issue is, therefore, between a few hungry office-holders
and the people. The people de
sire to restore the Union, and the office-holders
are opposed to restoration because they
would thereby lose their places. We are
sorry to find our friend, the Governor, oppo
sing the people in this business and siding
with the office-holders.
Whatever may betide us, let us do right
do ahatfour sacred honor and justice re
quire, leaving events to Him who coutrols all
What abominable hypocrisy ! " It is writ
ten, thou shalt not take the name of the
Lord thy God in vain."
To " do right" is to cherish disloyalty and
rebellion to hate the government and the
Northern people to pray for another war,
so that the independence of the South may
be secured to pray and hope that the Pres
ident and Congress may draw the sword
against each other, and again bathe this
land in blood. This is what you want. But
" that old serpent, which is the Devil, and
Satan," has been bound. He will " go out
no more to deceive" this people. Your
prayers for wrath, and war, and bloodshed
will not be answered.
Moreover, the condition of the finances of
the country and the complication of our
European difficulties, look to a probable con
flict, which may restrain the wrath of our
You might as well look for " more heavy
firing at Pig's Point."
What the Sentinel calls the " wrath of our
enemies," all patriotic persons regard as jus
tice and loyalty.
" Lay not the flattering unction to your
souls" that "the complication of our Euro
pean difficulties " will prevent, the Congress
from doing justice. The country can man
age France and Mexico with one hand and
scourge traitors with the other.
Petitions for Provisional Governments.
New Orleans, November 29. Petitions
are circulating among the friends of Govern
or Wells requesting Congress to establish
provisional governments in the Southern
States until the full readmission of the States.
The Unionists of Arkansas are also petition
ing Congress for a re-organization of their
State government. They want protection
against traitors at the hands of Congress.
Special Term of Chowan Superior
Court. We learn that the special term of
Chowan Superior Court, which was ordered
to try the will case of the late James C. John
ston, has been postponed to Wednesday af
ter the first Monday in February next.
The Grand Masonic Lodge of this State
opened its annual communication in this
City last night.
We are pleased to see in the City the
Hon. E. G. Reade, Grand Master, and one of
the Judges of the Supreme Court. He is
stopping at the Exchange Hotel.
The interest with which the Senate of this
State considered, on Saturday last, that por
tion of the public business which relates to
their per diem, is very refreshing. The
country will soon be saved. So mote it be !
The same disloyal General Assembly that
elected Judge Manly Senator, would have
elected Gov. Vance, but for the apprehension
that, if they did so, President Johnson would
arrest him and place him in close confinement.
Had we remained silent before the election
and had the General Assembly elected Mr."
Pool, public opinion every where would have
justly .scouted .us as. untrue . to the. Union and .
to the interest of the nation," and the-U. S-'
Senate, if it admitted him, would have good t
cause to charge us with infidelity to the Con-?
stitution and to the character, which that
body has borne and ought ever to bear be- .
fore'the world. Sentinel.
It the United States Senate has ever heard
of you, neighbor, it knows you to be grossly
disloyal. High times, indeed, when a brace
of infamous traitors presume to vindicate
the Senate of the United States I
;You are " scouted " ' every where as un
true to the Union and to the interest of the
nation." Your assaults on Mr. Pool afford
the best proof of his loyalty and of his fit
ness for the place to which he has Veen cho
sen. Tom, it seems, do not want the Senate
to admit Mr. Pool 1 If any Senator should be
admitted from this State, Mr. Pool will be
that man. He has the respect and confi
dence of a large majority of that body. It is
some consolation to know that neither Mr.
Graham nor Mr. Manly will ever occupy a
6eat in the Senate. Gov. Swain knows what
Mr. Seward thinks of Mr. Graham as a pub
lic man. Now that he has entered the arena
of politics, it might be well for him to say
what he himself has heard in this respect.
The truth is, if Mr. Graham and Mr. Man
ly were governed by a wish to serve the peo
ple of the State more than themselves, they
would at once resign, and advise the Legis
lature to elect men like Mr. Pool in their
We are indebted to the Southern Express
Company for the latest Georgia and Alabama
Legislature of North-Carolina.
Saturday, Dec. 1st. I860.
The Senate met persuant to adjournment.
The journal of the previous day was read
Mr. Gash, from the committee on Cherokee
lands, to whom was referred that portion ot
the Governor's message relating to the Cher
okee lands, reported back the same, and ask
ed to be discharged from its further consid
eration. Mr. Williams, from the committee on the
judiciary, to whom was referred the bill au
thorizing certain counties to subscribe stock
in the Coalfield and Cheraw R. R. Co., re
commended its passage.
3Ir. McCorkle, from committee on the ju
diciary, to whom was referred the bill for the
better suppression of horse and mule stealing
reported back a substitute for the bill as the
original bill declared it to be a capital of
fence, and affixed the death penalty. The
committee thought the punishment too se
vere for the offence.
Mr. Avery, from the judiciary committee,
to whom was referred the bill for the protec
tion of landlords against insolvent debtors,
reported back the same amended and recom
mended its passage.
Mr. Covington, a bill authorizing a major
ity of the justices in a county to regulate jail
fees. Referred to the committee on proposi
tions and grievances.
Mr. Leach, a resolution instructing the com
mittee on the judiciary to enquire into the
propriety and expediency of repealing the
act of the last General Assembly, imprison
ing defendants on the state docket tor fine
and costs, and report by bill or otherwise.
Mr. 3IcLean, a bill to incorporate Fayette
ville street railway company. Referred to
the committee on corporations.
Mr. McLean, a bill to incorporate the Mc
Lean fire company No. 1, of Fayetteville ;
same referrence made.
Mr. McLean, a bill to authorize the justi
ces of Cumberland county to fund the inter
est due on their bonds. Referred to the com
mittee on propositions and grievances.
Mr. 3IcLean, a bill to authorize the mayor
and commissioners of Fayetteville to fund
the interest due on their bonds. Same refer
Mr. Cunningham, a bill to abolish impris
onment for debt. He stated that it was a
printed copy of a House bill, and that as it
met his views, he offered it as an original
bill in this body.
Mr. Willey called for the bill to change or
suspend the special term of the court of the
county of Chowan, and the rules being sns
pended, was token up, amended and passed
its several readings.
The bill to change the time of the courts
of pleas and quarter sessions in Yadkin coun
ty came up and passed its second reading.
Mr. Hail, by permission, a resolution or
dering so much of the governor's message as
relates to the Hillsboro' military academy be
referred to the committee on education and
literary fund. Adopted.
On motion of Mr. Cowles, the rules were
suspended and the resolution relating to fur
nishing supplies to the destitute of the State
was taken up, and after some debate, was
A message was received from the House
transmitting a message from the Governor
forwarding a report from the treasurer of the
western N. C. R. R. Co., with a proposition
to print, which was concurred in.
A message received from the House sig
nifying its nonconenrrences in the Senate
proposition, to adjourn sine die on the 17th
of December next, and a message concurring
in the proposition to into the election of
councillors of State.
Messrs. Love and Moore were appointed
to superintend the election.
The names of J, G. Shepherd, W. E. Eat
on, Thos. Iiuffin, Dr. Samuel Love and oth
ers, were added to the House nominations.
A message was received from the House
with a communication from the. Governor,
enclosing a correspondence with the Treas
ury Department of the United States, with a
proposition to print. Concureed in ; and a
bill granting general amnesty and pardon
were referred to the judiciary committee.
A message was retseived from the House
proposing to raise a joint committee to con
sider the question of sine die adjournment.
The resolution fixing the per diem of the
members and officers of the General Assem
bly was then taken up and discussed. It
gives each member $6.00 per day, the Speak
er and clerks $10.00, the doorkeepers and
engrossing clerk $7.
Mr. Robins moved to amend the resolution
bv allowing the members $4.00 instead of
Mr. Hall moved to amend the amendment
by making it $3.00 instead of $4.00.
The amendment to the amendment was
lost, when Mr. Robins demanded the j'eas
and nays on the original amendment.
Here some discussion ensued, and the
members seemed quite anxious to adopt the
The yeas and nays were called, however,
on Mr. Robins motion, with the following
Yeas Messrs. Berry, Brown, Cowles, Cun
ningham, Johnston, Leach, Love, Perkins.
Richardson and Robins. 10.
Nays Messrs. Adams, Avery, Barnes, Bul
lock, Clark, Covington, Coward, Etheridge,
Ferebee, Gash, Hall. Harris of Franklin, Har
ris of Rutherford, Koonce, Marshall, McCor
kle. McLean, McRae, Moore, Paschal, Res
pass, Snead, Spencer, Thornton, Wiggins,
Willey, Williams and Wilson. 29.
Absent or not voting Messrs. Battle, Ed
wards, Hand, Jones, Kelly, Lloyd, Matthews,
Outlaw and Thompson. 9.
The original resolution was then adopted
vuite a comuseti ueui&rc imiuni'u upuu iut?
proper wording of the resolution. Some of
the members contended that instead of ''most
direct oad,:, it should be " the most usual,
" practicable" or." public,- in the midst of
irliioh Mr. Bullock moved an adjournment.
.Tub Senate stood adjourned until to-day
at .11 o'clock ' .'- . tU .
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Saturday, Dec 1st. 1806.
The following committees (to which is to
be referred all propositions looking to the re
lief of the people) was announced; Messrs.
Moore, of Hertford, Russ,Davis, McKay, Jen
kins, of Granville, Latham, of Washington,
Waugh and Bryson.
The following nominations for councillors
of state were made :
Mr. Whitfield nominated Gilbert Dixon, of
Mr. Kecnan W. A. Wright, of New Han
over. Mr. Boyd Giles Mehane, of Caswell,
Mr. Lyon Eugene Grissom, of Granville.
Mr. Crawford, ot Rowan Jno. F. Eoard,
Mr. Richardson T. D. McDowell, of Bla
den. Mr. Latham, of Craven W. B. Wadsworth
Mr. Morehead S. F. Rankin, of Guil
ford. Mr. Moore, of Hertford J. J. Yeates, of
Mr. Dargan J. A. Leak, of Anson.
Mr. Westmoreland Jno. F. Poindexter, of
Mr. Roseboro R. F. Sinionton, of Iredell.
Mr. Granberry W. F. Martin, of Pasquo
tank. Mr. BIythe T. R. Caldwell, of Burke.
Mr Allen D. L. Russell, of Brunswick.
Mr. Umstead S. F. Phillips, of Orange.
Mr. Martin W. W. Peebles, of North
ampton. Mr. Woodward Jno. L. Bridgers, of Ed-
Mr. Daniel -
Messrs. R. H.
Henry Joyner, of Halifax.
Mr. Brown Jno. F. Hoke of Lincoln.
Mr. Perry of Carteret Jasper Stowe, of
Mr. Latham of Washington P. H. Win
ston of Bertie.
Mr. Williams, of Martin D. W. Bagley, of
Mr. Jenkins, of Gaston W. J. Yates, of
Mr. Neal Alney Burgin, of 3IcDowell.
Mr. Horton, of" Wilkes E. W. Jones, of
Mr. Davidson R. B. Vance, of Buncombe.
Mr. Cowan Wm. Eaton, Jr., of Warren.
Mr. Russ C. B. Root, of Wake.
The House then proceeded to ballot. The
committee to superintend the election did
not report before the House adjourned.
A message was read from the Governor,
transmitting the annual report of the Presi
dent of the western N. C. R. R., and a mes
sage from the President of the Cincinnati
and Cumberland Gap Railroad. Sent to the
Senate and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Cowan, form the committee on inter
nal improvements, reported back a bill to
enable the western railroad to complete their
roadbed to some point on the N. C. R. R.,
with amendments ; and a bill to amend the
charter of the W. N. C. R. R., with substi
tute, recommending that they do pass.
Mr. Jenkins, of Gaston, from the commit
tee on corporations, reported favorably on
bill to amend the charter of the Oceanic
Hook and Ladder company.
Mr. Davis, from the committee on Chero
kee lands, reported favorably on a bill to
construct a bridge across the Nootla river,
with an amendment recommending its adop
tion. Mr. Rosebro, from committee, reported fa
vorably on bill to allow fees to justices of the
peace, with substitute recommending its
Mr. McClammy presented a resolution pro
posing to raise a joint select committee to
take into consideration the question of ad
journment, and a select a day.
Mr. Lyon moved to lay on the table. Not
The resolution was adopted.
Mr. Whitfield, a resolution to raise a com
mittee to memorialize Congress on the suli
ject of removing the negroes from this State.
Mr. augh moved to lay on the table.
Mr. Waugh, a resolution raising a joint
committee to take into consideration the pro
priety of selling the public squares in this
city and the site of the present gubernatorial
mansion, and to build another mansion on
The resolution was promply tabled, on mo
tion of Mr. Dargan.
Mr. Guess, a bill for the relief of the peo
ple. R ferred.
Mr. Dargan, a bill in favor of widows. Re
ferred. Mr. Latham, of Washington, bill to amend
sec. 71, of chap. 31, of rev. code.
Mr. Whitfield, a bill to enable the W.. C.
& R. R. R Co., to pay its debts, complete its
road-bed, &c. Referred.
Mr. Garrett, a bill to prevent the felling of
timber in Pigeon river, above Kellavis
Mr. Bowe, a bill to incorporate the Yancey
ville and Milton R. R. Co. Referred.
Mr. Perry, of Carteret, a bill in relation to
the adjudication of disputed boundaries. Re
ferred. Mr. Patton, a bill to prevent the destruc
tion of grazing in the mountains of North
Mr. Whitfield wished to withdraw his.
resolution in relation to memoralizing Con
gress, introduced this morning. He said
t hat as Congress was so fond of the negro, he
desired to give it a chance to take care of
him. He thought he was misapprehended,
and now requested the privilege of with
drawing his resolution.
There was no dissent to the request of the
member from Cleveland.
Mr. Harding, a bill to amend the charter
of the Washington toll bridge company.
CALENDAR BILLS ON 8ECOND READING.
A bill to incorporate Union camp grounds
in the county of Cleveland, was read and
passed also 3d reading.
A bill to incorporate Newbern steam fire
engine company, No. 1, was read and passed.
A bill in favor of R. P. Melvin. After con
siderable discussion the bill was referred to
committee on propositions and grievances.
On motion, the House then adjourned.
Monday, Dec. 3.
The Senate was called to order at 11
o'clock A. M.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Hudson of the
The journal of Saturday was read and ap
proved. Mr. Leach announced the arrival of Mr.
Hand, Senator from Rockingham, he came
forward and was qualified. Mr. Hand has
been detained from his seat on account of
The Speaker announced the following
committees: Messrs. Clark,' Adams and Love
committee, Senate branch, on sine die ad
journment. Messrs. Williams, Adams and
Battle committe on Engrossed bills for the
REPORTS OP COMMITTEES.
Mr. Gash, from the committee on Claims,
to whom was referred the resolution in favor
of Judge Barnes, reported back the same and
recommend its passage.
Mr. Avery, from the committee on Internal
Improvements, to whom was referred the bill
to repeal an ordinance to exchange the stocks
of the State for bonds, reported back the
same recommendincr i
Mr. Cow lea, from the committee to whom
jwas referred a communication fmn,
Governor Coven n v indiiiiifHi i r
ford, relative to furnishing supplies to th
indigent of .-the State, reported back th
same. , This communication had been r
committed to this committee and aniendprf
by instructing the Governor to take all ner
essarjnfitcps to accomplish the desired n
ject. - t "
A message was received from the Tlonw
proposing to go forthwith into the election
of Comptroller, which was concurred in
Messrs. Brown and Spencer were appoint
ed to superintend the election, and tbe Sen
ate voted as follows :
1 For Mr. Cow per Messrs. Averv: Barn,
T Pi..b n..: i it. ii 7-.., v lles.
vi.tm, uiiiniii;iiuui, i i.iu, iveny .Love
Lean, McRae, Moore, Perkins, Robins Si-n
cer and Willey 14. ' m'
For Mr. Holder by Messrs Adams, Brown
Covington, Cowles, Hand, Harris of Hatlier
ford, Hill, Leach, Matthews Respaas ami
For Mr. Brogden Messrs. Speaker, Berrr
Etheridge. Harris of Franklin, Johnston'
Koonce, McCorkle, Paschal, Richardson nn,i
Williams 10. m
For Mr. Collins Messrs. Coward, Porre
bee, Gash, Lloyd, Speed, Thornton and e.
A message from the nouse transmitting
the report of the committee on election for
Counsellors of State, which resulted in the
election of one, Wm. A. Wright, Esq 0f
New Hanover. Concurred in. Also a mes
sage transmitting an engrossed bill to incor
porate the Union Camp-ground, in Cleave
On motion of Mr. Clark, it was referred to
the committee on corporations.
Tlie hour for the special order h:vinr' ar
rived, the bill for the relief of honest debtors
was taken up. Mr. Speed offered a substi
tute, which was adopted, and on motion of
Mr. Speed it was ordered to be printed and
referred to the Judiciary committee.
The bill to prevent fraud on the revenue
of the State, came up on its second readinir.
Mr. Speed offered a substitute for the l ii
the question arising on the adoption of tlie
amendment, Mr. Speed called for the yeas
aud nays and the amendment was adopted
by a vote of 28 yeas 7 nays, the question be
ing put on the passage of the bill on its
second reading, on motion of Mr. Covington
it was referred to the committee on Finance.
A message was reecived from the House
pioposing to go forthwith into another bal
lot for Comptroller, the name of D. W. Bain
in nomination from the House and the name
of Mr. Love withdrawn. Concurred m and
Messrs. Brown and Spencer superintended
the election, awl the Senate pnceeded to
vote. On this ballot tho vote stood, fir Mr.
Cowper IS, Mr. Brogden II, Holderby G,
Collins 4 and Bain 4.
A message was received (rain the House
proposing to go forthwith into the election
of Public Treasurer. On the motion to con
cur, Mr. Wilson called the yeas and nays and
the proposition was concurred in by a vote
of 24 yeas- to 17 nays. Messrs. Lloyd and
Hill superintended the election and the-Senate
proceed to vote as follows :
i or Air. lilt tie Messrs. Speaker. Adams,
Avery, Barnes Berry, Brown, Clark, Coving
ton, Cowles, Cunningham, Etheridge. Fere
bee, Gasli, Hand, Harris, ot Franklin, Hill,
Joneg, Kelly, Koonce, Leaeh, Love. Lloyd,
Marshall, Mathews. McCorkle, McLean, Mc
Rae, Moore. Paschal, Perkins, Respassy Rich
: ardson, Rollins, Speed, Spencer, Thornton,
Wiggins, Willey, Williams.
Mr. Wilson voted for G. W. MordecaL
Messrs. Hall " and Harris, of Rutherford,
arose to a personal explanation, and stated
that while they had the highest regard for
the present incumbent, yet as election had
been insisted upon before they had had an
opportunity of investigating his report, tliey
should vote for other persons. 3Ir. Hall vot
ed foj G. W. Mordecai and Mr. Harris, of
Rutherford, voted for D. W. Bain.
Mr. Hall, by leave, introduced a bill to in
corporate the Merchrnts' and Planters' Mutu
al Benefit Company, and on his motion it was
ordered to be printed and referred to the
A message was received from the House
proposing to go forthwith into the election
of six Councillors of State. Not agreed to.
The bill to repeal an ordinance to ctainge
the time of elections in the State came up on
its second reading, amended and passed.
On motion of 3Ir Love, tbe rules were sus
pended and the bill passed its third read
ings. Messrs. Hill, Leach and Wiggins, nsade re
marks in support of the bilL
On motion of 3Ir. Cowles, tbe Senate ad
journed until to-morrow at 10 o'clock-
HOUSE OF COM3IONS.
Monday. Dec. 3d, 18fi6.
Report from committees on bill to more ef
fectually punish horse stealing and a bill to
enable the W. C. & R. R. R., to complete its
road to Tennessee line were read, reconimen
dimx their passage.
Mr. La t bam of Craven from committee to
superintend election of seven Councillors of
State reported the election of W. A. Wright
of New Hanover.
Mr. Latham of Craven a bill to continue
the County Court of Craven. The bill was
amended to include Mecklenburg and Cum
berland. Mr. Hutcheson moved to amend en as t
empower tbe County Court of Mecklenburg
to hold extra terms for trial in criminal
causes, which was adopted and the bill pas
sed its several readings.
Mr. Lowe moved that a message be sent to
the Senate proposing to go forthwith into an
election for Comptroller. Agreed to.
A message was received from the Senate
announcing the passage of engrossed resolu
tion in relation to per diem and mileage of
members of General Assembly. Put Speak
ers per diem at $10, Clerks at $10, Doorkeep
ers at $7, Alembers at $6.J
Mr. BIythe moved a substitute reducing
the Speaker's per diem to $7, the members to
The yeas and nays being called for, the
call was not sustained.
The substitute was rejected.
3Ir. Whitfield moved to strike out u $6"
and insert ' $3 in gold, or its equivalent at
premium rates in Raleigh." Rejected, when
The Resolution was adopted.
Mr. Carson a bill to change the jurisdic
tion of the County Court of Alexander. Tbe
bill passed its several readings.
The Senate having agreed to go into an
election for Comptroller, the House voted as
Eor Mr. Brogden Messrs. Asbworth, Autry,
Burden, Bcasley, BInck, Blair, Blytiic, Bright,
Brown, Carson, Clements, Crawford, of Kowan,
Everett, Foard, Gams?, Godwin, Hinnant, Hor
ton, of Wautanga, Horton of Wilkes, Jordan,
Kendall, Lowe, McArtuur, McNair, Murrill,
Perry, of Carteret, Reinbardt, Rogers, Rosturo,
Rountree, Scoggin, Shelton, Simpson, Smilu, of
Duplin, Stevenson, Trull, Vestal, Whitley, Wil
liams ol of Yancey, Womble and York.
For Mr. Cowper Messrs. Allen, Chadwick,
Clark, Cowan, Galloway, Harding, Hutebison,
Kenan, Latham, of Craven, Latham. o Washing
ton, Lee, Martin, McClammy, McKay, Moore, ol
Hertford, Morrisett, Neal, Ru , Sudderth, Wal
ker, Whitfield, Williams, of Martin and Wil
liams, of Pitt.
For Mr. Holderby Messrs. Bowe, Guess,
Harper, Henderson. Hodnett, Houston, Jenkins,
of Gaston, Lutterloh, McRae, Mooreliead, Snntn
of Guilford, Teagne, Umsttad, Wautfli, West
moreland and Wilson of Forsyth. , .
For Mr. J. R. Love Messrs. Bryson, Crawford
of Macon, Davidson, Durham, Garrett, Kelsey
aud Patton. . .
For. Mr. Collins Messrs. Dargan, Daniel,
Davis, Farrow, Granberry, Jones, Long, May,
Morton, Stone and Williams of Harnett.
For Mr. C. B. Root Mr. Richardson.
The joint committee reported: whole
number of votes cast 143; necessary to
choice, 72; Mr. Brogden received 50; Mr
Holderby, 28 ; Mr. Cowper, 36 ; Mr. Collins.
2 ) ; Mr. Love, 7 ; Mr. Root, 1. No election.
Mr. Horton, of Wilkes, a resolution in fa
vor of R. F. Armfield.
Mr. Crawford, by leave, introduced