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inannur .,m,.,- charged with the collection, togeth
er" with tiio iocs and other charges; but in case of
non-pavnient as alo.-csaid, the said ofticers shall
Tiroeccd to sell the said goods, chattels, or effects
at public auction, and liall retain from the pro-
ceeeds of Midi sale the amount; aeniauoaoie :ur
the use of the Uunited States, and a commission j
of five per centum thereon for Iris own use, with
the fees and charges for distraint and sale, render- j
in" the overplus,"" any there be, to the person
who innv be entitled to receive the same: Provi
ded lurt"'ier, Tlwt there shall be exempt ironi dis-
traint and sale, il'belonginir to the head of a faini- :
Jv. the se.'rool-books ami wc-.iriiur apparel ncccs- i
siry lor such family; also arms lor peivonal use, :
one cow, two lioirs, five sheep and the wool there- :
of, provided the ajrregate niaike; value of said
6hcep shall not exceed titty 'dollars ; ti.e neees- j
Bury lood lor sueii cow, hogs, and sheep tor a j
period not exceeding forty days; fuel to an j
iimount not greater in value than twenty-live dol-
Tars; provisions to an amount not rrcater than j
-nfty dollars; household furniture kept for use to
an amount not greater than three hundred dol :
lars; and the books, tools, or implements ot a !
trade or professson to an ainounl not greater than
one hundred ollars shall also be exempt; and j
the oflieer niaking the distraint shall summon ,
three disinterested householders o the vicinity,
who shall appraise and set apart to the owner i
the amount of property liereiu declared to be ex- j
enipt. , . t . . !
That section twenty-nine be amended hy stri- !
king oat all ai'ier the 'enacting clause and inser- ,
tiiiir iu lieu thereof the following: That, in all ea j
ses where property liable to distraint for taxes
niav not be divisible, so as to enable the collector
by a sale of part thereof to raise the whole amount
of tie tax, with all costs, charges, and commis
sions, the whole of such property shall be sold,
and the surplus of the proceeds ol the sale, alter
satisfying the tax, costs, and charges, shall be paid i
to the person legally entitled to receive the same ;
or il he cannot be found, or refuse to receive the
same, then such surplus shall be deposited in the I
treasury of the L'uiled States, to !e there held for
the use of the person legally entitled to receive j
the same, until lie shall inak application there
for to the Secretary of the Treasury, who, mum I
sueii application ami satisfactory prools in sup
port thereof, shall, by warrant on the treasury,
cause the same to be paid to the applicant. And
ii auy of the property advertised for sale as afore
said is of a kind subject to tax, and such tax has
not been uaid. and the niim.int l.'.l i.n- n.ii
perty is not eiual io the amount of pitch tax, the '
collector may purchase the same in behalf ot the !
United States for an amount not exceeding the :
said tax. And in all cases where property"" sub- i
jecf. to tax, but upon which the lax has not been j
paid, shall be seized upon distraint and sold, the
amount of sueii tax shall, alter deducting the ex
penses of such sale, be lirst upproiirhtic'd out of
the proceeds thereof to the payment of -said tax.
And it no assessment of tax ha been made upon j
such propeny, the collector siiali make a return j
thereof in the form required by law, and the as- !
sessor shall assess the tax I hereon. And ail pro- j
perty so purchased may he sold by said collector,
under such regulations as may be prescribed bv ;
the commissioner of internal revenue. And the !
collector shall render a distinct account oi all i
charges incurred in the sale of such properly to
the commissioner of internal revenue, who shall !
by regulation deft rinine the fees and charges to
be allowed in all casts of distraint and other st i- j
znres; or wuere necessary expenses for making i
such distraint or seizure have been incurred, and I
in ease of sale, the said colicclor fiiall pay 'into
the treasury tiie surplus, if anv there be, after de- i
lraying such fees and charges. !
"i'cai ssetion tlsiny be amended bv striking out '
all utter the enacting clause and intertill" in lit u
thereof the foiluwinv: That in :nv cae v. here
good, chattels, or elT.-ct swiilcier.t'to satisfy the 1
taxes imposed by law upon any person i:a'.";e to i
pay tue same slmll not be found bv the -!'cclir '
or deputy collector whose duty it'miiv be to col-
leet lac same, he is hereby authorized Io collect j
the same by seizure and sale of i-ea! estate - and
the oilieer making such se zurc and sale !i:il "ive !
notice to the person wnose estate is propon-iT to !
be sold, by giving him in hand, or lcuviii" at his J
last or usual place ,,i abode, if he has any such !
yitiiin the collection district where said estate is !
situated, a no; ice, in writing, stating what partic
ular estate is proposed to be sold, describing the I.
same wit.i reasonable certainty, :,il 1C time 1
when and place where said eiiicer e-roposes to sell
the same; wuieii time shall nor (,.. ;iiim .
twenty nor more than fortv davs from the lime '
Ol giving said notice. And the said oilieer shall
also cause a notification to the same el;,ct to be
published in some newspaper within the county ;
where such seizure is made, il any such there be", :
auu sua!! aiso cause a like nntin. t,-, ...
ti... .w. ..-. -r . y -u ..1
and in two other public places within the eoni'Vv '
ami the place ofst-U sale shall not be more than
... vjnii.e ue.liesi ttl I 1 in I..
j..e. ..ii:s iusihij; iroin me estate seized excel. t
by special order of the commissioner of inten 'd
revenue. And tiie time and place appointed, the
oUicer making sueii seizure slnll proceed 10 -e'l
.he said estate at pii!.,ica::: tion, offering the same
at a mimmiim price, including ihe expense of
making such levy, and ail charges for .-.dveriisin -and
an othcer s fee oi ten dollar- nd ;" -a-e
the real estate so seized, as aioresaid -hail
sist ol several distinct tracts or jirevls, the oniee-r
niakingsale thereof shall otP. r each tract or par
cel tor sale separately, and shall, ifUe deem ilad-vi-able,
apportiou the expense.-, char - Sud f-e
aforesaid tosueh sevenii tracts or paiecis, or to
an of tiicni, m climating the minimum price
aioresaid. And if peiWn oilers lor said e-tat.
tue amount of said minimum price, the oilieer
sna.l declare tue same to be purchased bv him lor
the L mted Mates, and shall deposit with H,e iis-
u,u luo.iney 01 tae L luted Staffs a il.-e.l ti.,
luirtv (lavs m a I. f i:e n tr, ...
rt .1 . xV.i .....j. , aMwsauie: so
toco. If the amount bid .,h;iil not be then and
Te. I,ai'd' U"; '!Hct-'r hM '"rtliwltli proceed io
ogam sell said estate in the same manner; and
upon any sale ana the Davment of the peiehcse
mouey shall give to the- purchaser a certificate of
SnrM : "J1"11 Sct U" ili tht real esiate
purchased, tor whose taxes the same was sold,
.he nam..- of the purchaser and the price puid
therefor; and if ti.e said real estate be noi re
deemed in the manner and within the time hcr-
collector shall excite to the said purchaser, upon
bis surrender of said certificate, a deed of the r-al
flitT1'- by !'im:,s rreai-. '-citing the
Ucts set forth in said certificate, and iu accor
dance with the laws of the Slate' iu which tucl.
.f lS S,tUate tl,c su".jeet of sales of
h-a'":rs(.n,.'tler exct-uiioii, which said deed shall
frrii. Til . hC I,r"CCPl,in';s oftlie "Kccr asset
tZ t ,Mn substantiuU.v in accord...nee with
the provisions of law, shall be considered iul op- I
crate as a conveyance of id! the right, title
na interest the party delinquent had iu and
lien fril' J'old at the time tie
hen of the Lmted States attached thereto.
(TO be continued.)
JULES J A Ii E D ' S
" Email I o J iii-i.""
- Thee w Beautilier of the Skin.
TESTIMONIALS FROM CELEBRATED LA
DIES: The secret of beautifying the skin being known
only to Messrs. Jaredec Uene, they honestly state
tliat it dijers from all other preparations Jt
gives to tue most harsh and freckled skin both
tue color and texture of polished ivory, removing
all diseolorations whether appealing as freckles'
tan, morphew, moth, or black-worm species, and
is especial y successful iu smoothing out the
marks left by Small-pox.
The agents of "L'Email de Paris" most con
fidently submit to the public the earnest endorse
ments ot such distinguished ladies as
Signora Kistori, M'lle Felicita Vestva
H, Miss 3Iaggie Mitchell, Mrs. D. P.
Bowers, Lucille Western, Mad.
Ponisi, Mrs. Emma Waller,
Lucy Rusuton, ZV'oemie de
Agnes Perry, '
and many others, whose high standing in the
profession gives the stamp of truthfulness to
their intelligent and genuine approval.
The Beautiful Lucille Western says-
liannv oV'f th "P!nilil" produces all the bril
- liancy of rouge and lilly-white, with thereat
skin 3 softness aud beauty of the
The Magnificent Vestvali says :
I have suffered so much from the various white
lotions, &e., which my theatrical profession ob-
f-itm? 1 e U1U' tlKlt 1 consitlL- perfect bene
laction to hud a preparation which gives the ne-
Miss Maggie Mitchell says :
'Pari,""6 "L'Email de
nntiVn.1 ta' uuii,inai instantly imparts a
" TLri p? '""ihness to the complexion.
Jared Email dc Paris" is used as a delicate
oa.iar ?, ,Ue Skin for Theatre, Saloon or BaH
Boom, by the most refined and scrupulous ladies
producing all the beautifying effecU of rou and
tlie"sk!"te" wltUout tbeir yaiti&r g'are or injury to
"isuffssssr Drusslsts Perfuraere ana
H"Uoway & Cowden, PhiladelphiarAKenU
Orders by mail should be addressed lo S
, - 'r. , . JARED & RENE
- -c . 70ai88e,lU iMpotters, New York.
as hereinafter specified and provided"; othe'rwilci
the same shall be ti- lan d to be sold to ti - iu-' -
tf APd ai.A, "iak" tj!a-v be "djourued ir3n
tune to time by sa d ot-e,.r r,.,- ..r :..
From the Washington Chronicle.
The North-Carolina Enabling Bill.
We published at length two days ago a
bill to authorize the people, of North-Carolina
to reconstruct the machinery of a State gov
ernment, preparatory to their restoration to
their privileges and uuuca o vineu. ... ...
United States. It w ill not be denied that in
point of liberality and justice to the colored
point 01 .1 "'.' .-' .,. ,lS.rW.
ZhtAnv. while it
st.tn.UKi 01 .No t e. 1 the. work ot
S2 St e whl.Vtpn,
,',:. m,v,rn.ent. anl who
1 , : ',;';...i;tb th. circumstances
,'ont lit ions to be met than any Northern
man. however eiili;
liteni'd, can claim to be.
It is well understood that a "real ucisiiy
of oninion exists among the friends of'libcr-
' . it ........... 111.. lelJIS Itf VP-
basis of re-
S ' There ho insist
"' . ... 1 .
tliat 110 man who voluntarily piiiiicipaicu 111
the rebel !im shall be allowed to exercise t lie
elective franchise, or hold oltice inluture;
and there :rc others, eqtialiy distinguished
for patriotism ami philanthropy, who urge
that the true solution Of the problem of re
e..utruetion is to be found in nivcrsal sui-f'-ao-e
for whites and black, and universal
amnesty to rebels. Between these extremes
there are various shades of opinion. A e
have been surprised to liiul some gentlemen,
distiniruished for their thorough and con
sistent hostility to slavery in all its forms,
who prefer an educational test for voters;
while others, whose opposition to slavery
has been political rather than moral, are in
favor of universal suiiVage, trom a convic
tion that the vote of every colored man will
be needed in order to counteract the spirit
of slavery and disunion. There are other
difficulties to be overcome, arising from the
infidelity of President Johnson to the prin
ciples ot the party which elected him. How
to reconstruct the rebel State governments in
the interest of freedom and loyalty, v hen
the Executive cannot be trusted, lias been a
troublesome problem to many minds, how
ever easy of .solution to others.
It must be owned that the trainers of the
Xorth-Carolina bill have dealt with these dif
ficulties with remarkable skill, and the re
sult is a measure which has made a favor
able impression upon almost every loyal
In the first place, the framers of the bill
were called upon to settle the question of
sui'traiie. There was the ovcrrulinir desire
and plirpose to place the government in loyal
hands, and this might surely be done by re
strict insr the right of suffrage in the election
ot delegates to the convention to the loyal
white population. But Congress would in
fallibly insist upon qualified, if not univer
sal, iio'oto su lira ire. and the result would be
ti... .lici'i-Mi.-bisem. or ot t wn t birds of the !
white "while the blacks are being enfran-j
ehised.' The odium which must attach to j
sueii a plan
I reconstruction was well llll-
uer-toou, una it wa
short of a larue arm
icvcil I l:;l not 1 11 '
I force could insure its i
I .radical application.
The plan was there- i
fore ador.ted of n
kincr an impartial cduea- !
sonal test of suilraire. without nirard to col- secutors and enemies. iiu, snouiu congress
or This m iv or may not be acceptable to j recognize and uphold them by sonic just and
Coivress. As we remarked above, we have j discriminating action, they would take cour
beeirsurprised to find irentlemen of extreme i age. and boldly and successfully work for
anti slavery views civinir it the p reference ! the interest of ihe Union. Thus would the
over universal suffrage. ' We are clean v of 1 true clement of the South stand prominently
ooinion that the lox'aiists of North-Caroiina i forward, and make secession and treason
need ihe vote of evcrv black man n the i
Sttite in order to i n
the rebel vote, aud
r.ieii who fiaini '.I the
fully in any change
liroi.cr to make in t
them to overcome
e know that the gentle- j
bii! '.til! ;.c j':icsce ciicer- j
wiiie'n C ongress may sec j
.is feature of it. !
Th." jilan (
h -Ming the election is con- 1
fiinuabSe to the State laws and practice of
ortti-l"aro!inu. i:r..;;r which tiie sheriffs of
ti;e counties ;(! :' rni the duties which this
' ni.tr-hai ; and v. hilc
tiral aspect, it does v
thus wears a practical aspect, it does vio
ience to no i!r :v i.T '.'..o status ; the seccd
ed Stales, it is consistent with them all
and v)'"id seem to be the natural, simple
and, at the .same time Vast exp;:;sive lacih
i;.l oi hoi:u:i ' a:: c:
The bill provides fr tin' temporary main-ten.-mc-
0f the pre cnt ..V '" -State govern
ment until the legitimate one can be put in
force. It has po claim to validity except
.-: far as if dvrh that quality from the t-l
trance of Congre-s ; and though it is the rule
of rebels, it is l :-ti-r than none. It can l.c
t'jieraud, subject to military surveillance,
u die a legitimate government is being pre
pared. It has been announced that only eleven
mei.ibeis of th- l.egi.-lature of Usorth-CaroH-im
voted for the constitutional ameiHkiu-nt
t..-n in ihe Ilou.-e of Commons, and one m jj.-ctcd without even a respectful considera
te Senate. This fact may. seem to beincon- ; tion of the subject by the Legislatures of the
sistrnt with tiie claim set up by the authors excluded States, it we are not mistaken,
of the enabling bill, that some "thirty or forty j without a single exception. Thus, when we
thousand of the white voters are loyal, and look at the fair and easy terms of the
it therefore needs explanation. The truth j amendment, it is manifest that nothing
is. there are lrf'iu thin v-six to forty members j can be ilone with those States so long as
ot the Legislature who are thoroughly loyal, : they are under the local authorities which
and who look to the Congress of the United j now control them. They do not propose to
States as liit.- rightful arbiters of their desti- do anything : but thev have deliberately re-
nies in the present situation of affairs. But
they are wholly dissatisfied with the consti
tutional amendment, not because it deprives
certain rebels of the right to hold oi'ice, but
because it lias not deprived all rebels of that
right, and because at the same time it h;is
excluded a majority of the more intelligent
friends of the Government, who, in order to
save themselves from proscription, were un
der the necessity of holding some ollice under
the rebel State or Confederate government,
or of doing something which compromised
them. The true situation of the Union men,
and tiie reasons for the oath pr scribed in the
enabling bill will be licst understood from
the following statement which has been put
forth by the authors of the bill :
A TEST OF LOYALTY IX TUK IXSUItOEJXT STATES,
"WITH KEASOXS THEKFOIS.
In the early part of the rebellion many per
sons were druiwi iuto it hy the tardy action
of the United States Government and by the
wild excitement of the times. Afterwards
many were decieved into it by a bold and
systematic misrepresentation of the purpo
ses and designs of the government, which
were declared by the highest authorities in
the South to be of the most atrocious and
malignant character. All contradiction of
these misrepresentations was 1'orbiddeu or
So effective was the operation of these cau
ses that the steadfast Union men were overaw
ed and silenced. Thus it appeared that
there was something like unanimity in sup
port of the rebel government.
But after the lapse of two years energetic
action had dispel letl the delusion that the
United States meant to permit a seperatioii
of the Slates. The loyal men of the South
were thereby encouraged to speak and act
with a little more freedom and contidence.
The lirst impulse of popular excitement hud
died out, and some ot the erring were re
turning to reason and loyalty, mill, the di
abolical designs attributed to the United
States Government, and the uncertainty of
the consequences ot submitting to its au
thority, prevented any important manifesta
tions of Unionism.
At this juncture President Lincoln, on the
33th day ot December, 1803, issued a procla
mation setting forth the real purposes ot the
government, and offering amnesty and par
don to ail such as wouid avail themselves of
The effect was most encouraging, and
many accepted the terms, while thousands
were anxiously seeking an opportunity to do
so. But the tyrannical energy of the rebel
despotism was aroused. Threats and vio
lence were resorted to in every locality. Who
ever was known to have accepted the am
nesty ot President Lincoln, aud plar d hiiu
selt under the protection of the United States
escaped death or perpetual imprisonment'
only by flight from tiie Confederacy. But
the proclamation quieted the public mind as
to the desigbs of the Governmental and.
brought back to loyal tecling ana sentiment
thousands who had been misled. A cau
tious yet tiecutea movemeuv wits cum
menced, looking to the embarrassment of the
rebellion and the ultimate restoration of the
Union. In .North Carolina, especially, peace
meetings were systematically planned and
held in the several counties until they were
suppressed, at the instance of Mr. Davis, by
j proclamation of the Governor .
This movement continued to gain such
strength and boldncthat the rebel Govern-
ment liad to stisjiend he writ t habeas cor-
Hundreds ot Lmon men were linpris-
mod or murdered : the property of others
was destroyed, and their families outraged.
Pu.ty lines were never more distinctly
drawn than thev were between those who
! advocated peace 011 the best attainable terms,
j and those who denounced as trait,,., all wh,
I .1.,...,.! n,-,ln . ,!oi,r nnvt nnif lint tot ill Slll:ir-
- i " ,"r " V . Vf.:,"; "
tion and independence between the Union
ists and the secessionisst ; and these lines
were often drawn iu blood.
Such was the effect of the proclamation of
December, 18('?. Those who wished to com
ply with its terms, but were prevented by
surrounding circumstances, were the persecu
ted Unionist s,etnbraeing the repentant as well
as those who had never wavered.
Liberality and justice require that "the
will be taken for the deed" that those who
desired to comply with the terms of the proc
lamation, but could not, should be placed on
the same footing with those who did. If the
work of reconstruction is to be committed to
"the unmistakably loyal," and "treason
made odious," let the line of distinction be
now drawn where it was in 18(4,-'C5.
It is the only just and practical line of dis
tinction that can be drawn between the loy
alists and the disloyalists; between the Un
ionists at heart and the conscious, persistent
traitor. It d'stinctly separates the Union
men of 18(!4-"65 from the secessionists of
that day, who persecuted and outraged them
because of their suspected attachment to the
Union, and their disaffection to the Confed
eracy. An oath applying this test would effectu
ally place the government of the Southern
Slates in the hands ot the Union men, and
exclude every secessionist ; and no oth
er test can do so without excluding thou
sands who were at first misled, but who re
pented and afterwards perilled their lives
and estates in support of the Union. There
need be no apprehension that this oath
would be falsely taken. The status of every
man at that time was distinctly known to
his neighbors. Tiie line was clearly drawn
upon this test, and upon it hundreds were
imprisoned, outraged, and murdered. Bv
the same measure let the persecuted Unton-
They are now discouraged and paralyzed,
because, while the President would boldly
deliver mem over 10 iicurawaimii liic-ui icii nu
i account of their adherence to the Union in
the daiK days ol treason and mood, tne ion-
grcss seems to niatie no tieiimte distinction
between thi inand tlicir late and present per
''ow its Head. -Now traitors are ioid and
1 ivnui'-in: -ve-Mi ! ttn' 1 nip lovallst is mnrtlhiil
and s:!iit ; the peace of the country is still
tiistuibv-d, and the Union still uiiouestiona-
biv in danger.
Let this be the test.
i, A. 1.. do -ioicmnly swear, o?i the Holy
Evangelists of Almighty God. that on the
4tiiiayof .March, 1S(U, and at all times
thereafter, I would willingly have complied
with requirements of the proclamation of
the President of the United States, issued on
the fcth day of December, lt0:5, had a safe
opportunity of so doing been allowed me;
that'on the said 4th oi March, 10-1. and at
u!l times thereafter. I was opposed to the
11 lilloriiarileel I o;ii:ii:iain ii i nc icuci own. aim ui me cs
i t;:biishmiit of ti:" so-called Confederate Gov-
ei'-.inc. t'.t. and voluntarily gave no aid or en
couragement thereto, but earnestly desired
the success of the Union, and the suppres
sion ot ail armed resistance to i lie uovern
ni! tst of the United States; and that I will
h -nr forth faithfully support the Constitu
tion of the United States, and the Union of
the States thereunder."'
i The Only "Vav with the Excluded
i S r. n-.s.--Tiie. constitutional amendment
i adopted by Congress as the basis of South-
t it. restoration has been contemptuously re-
solved to remain out in the cold, trusting to
the chapter ofaccidents to turn up some
thing in favor of a new move for a Southern
Confederacy. Now, what is to be done with
such intracable customers ? The only
way remaining to bring thera to reason
and to an honest submission to the is
sues decided by the war is to reconstruct
them trom the beginning, as proposed in the
bill of Mr. Stevens. In their contemptuous
rejection of the constitutional amendment,
after the solemn warnings of the Northern
elections, the States concerned have betray
a frame of mind which it would be folly to
temporize with any longer. 2reu York Her
ald. The London Dailies.
The London correspondent of the Chica
go 2'ribune, who has been making research
es among the daily newspapers of that
city, gives some interesting statistics on the
subject. Of the Time he says : "I am in
formed that its circulation, morning and
evening, is about 00,000, and that its net
profits last year were not far from 50,000
2.j0,000." The most popular paper in Eng
land, owing to its powerful advocacy of the
reform question, is the London Telegraph.
It is a morning paper only, and its circula
tion ranges from 155,000 to 160,000 daily,
and its profits last year were within a frac
tion of $200,000. The Standard, a cheap
paper somewhat similar to the last men
tioned, circulates, in its morning and even
ing editions, about 85,000 copies, yielding a
profit last year of not far from $125,000. The
llembl, the old Tory organ, has a daily cir
culation of 1,000 only, which pays, howev
er, about $10,000 profit. The Morning Ad-
tertiner, the victualers' paper, has a circula
tion of 25.000, and cleared last year $00,000.
The Morning Post, the aristoratic organ, cir
culates even less than the Herald, and pays
about the same. The Daily Neics, so fa
vorably known here for its opposition to the
rebellion, gets credit in well-informed cir
cles for a daily circulation of 5,000, and for
a yearly net profit of $25,000. The Star,
John Bright's organ, in which he is an
owner and sometimes a. contributes has a
morning and evening edition, and circulates
about 30,000 copies daily, and the stockhol
ders of the Star property divided among
their own slaves, on the first of last Janu
ary, a little more than $40,000.
TnE Constitutional Amendment. Pe
titions are being circulated in Worcester
county, Mass., and in other parts of- that
State, praying the Legislature not to ratify
the constitutional amendment, on the ground
principally, that it allows the States to dis
Josh Billings says there is nothing more
touching in this life than to see a poor but
virtuous young man struggling with a moustache.
' . KAl-EIGIT. v ivr O.' "
SATURDAY. DECEMBER 22, 1800.
Messrs. Wangb, Davis, Hodnett, &c.
It is admitted that Mr. Blythe, of Hender
son, was required to appear before the judi
ciary committee ot the Commons, to be ex
amined for "words spoken in debate." Mr.
Blythe is the equal and peer of all the other
members of the Legislature, and there
was, therefore, no legitimate authority to
summon him before a committee to be
questioned. But it was done. Mr. Harris
tiud Mr. Jenkins were also requested to ap
pear before the committee. The committee
made nothing out of these gentlemen.
We repeat our opinion heretofore express
ed, that the object of this investigation was
to intimidate Union men. It was a part of
the old Jeff Davis policy of coercion. But
the gentlemen failed. They have subsided.
Mr. Waugh is pleased to boast of his Un
ionism, and to compare his record with ours.
Our reply is that we have the confidence of
the whole Union party of the State, and Mr.
Waugh has the contidence of no Union man
in the County he represents. He was elected
mainly by secesssion votes over that sterling
Unionist, SainueljFoi kner. Thus elected, Mr.
Waugh feels bound to act as he does in the
Commons. lie must either obey his seces
sion constituents or resign.
We did not mean to include Mr. Hodnett
in our remarks about the majority of the Le
gislature. We do not believe he would
knowingly act with the rebels. But he
should bear in mind that a Union man who
represents Caswell County by permission of
its secession voters, is not exactly in a condi
to to act as he may wish.
Mr. Davis, of Franklin, endeavors to pro
duce the impression that our statement is
untrue that questions were put as to the bus
iness of Messrs. Harris and Jenkins in Wash
ington Citv. We repeat that Mr. Harris
was questioned as to the persons engaged in
the combination to set aside the existing
State government, and he answered, giving
certain names. Mr. Jenkins then said he
could answer for himself. It is a contemuti-
ble quibble in Mr. Davis to assume or to
say that these questions did not refer to the
visit of these gentlemen to Washington. lie
i-noitu, and every mcuil)cr of the committee
f.-itors that it referred to the business of these
gentlemen in Washington ; and yet he at
tempts to produce the impression that we
did not state the truth in relation to it.
Mr. Davis says there is a. law in this State
which " consigns to the whipping post and
to infamy the man who conspires to over
throw the State government." We answer.
Mr. Davis is more likely to be "consigned
to the whipping post and to infamy" than
those gentlemen who visited Washington to
induce Congress to supersede, or "over
throw" if he prefers that word " the State
government." Mr. Davis belongs to a party
whose leaders whipped women and murder
ed innocent boys for their opinions, during
the rebellion; and the "infamy" of such
demon-like conduct will cling to that party.
: and all who belong to it, as long as American
history shall be read or the horrors of the re
; hellion remembered.
Mr. Davis boasts of his Unionism. It he
! had adhered in good faith to the Union
j principles he learned at the feet of Henry
j Clay, he would not now be here, a represcn
j tative of the rebels and traitors of Franklin
' County. The few tried Union men there arc
; in Franklin can utter no voice through Mr.
' Davis. lie is certainly not their representa
We had the pleasure of seeing Gen. Dock-
I cry in the City yesterday, in good health and
Gen. D. requests us to say that the Wash-
ington Star is mistaken in assuming that he
! piwlnrp.1 "TV Slpi'i'n' liill I It rfiiil-l
not endorse that about which he was not con
sulted. Gen. D. is as enthusiastically devoted to
J the Union as lie ever was, and is most anxious
for its speedy restoration, and will take any
proper plan to effect that result.
Wc learn that a plan is on foot to give the
control of the N. C. Railroad and "Western
X. C. Railroad to the cliques, who hold them
at present, forever. The State's interest is
to lie placed in their hands, without a voice
to remonstrate against bad management, or
monopoly, by giving the stockholders tiro
directors to every one appointed by the
bate. This is to be done at once, and irre
vocably. The State owns two-thirds of these roads,
and is entitled to full representation for ev
ery cent of stock which she has subscribed.
If this thing be done, and the argument
used is that the State Las always managed
her interest badly, what guarantee have we
that bad management on the part of stock
holders can ever be checked ? Jf the charters
are to be thus amended, let it be so done that
the State may resume her rignts whenever she
desires to do so.
Wre warn Legislators to beware of this
partizan scheme, which may grow into a
hue and dangerous monopoly.
Heavy Firing at Pig's Point."
Win. W. Holden, be thou a fiend from hell,
or a goblin damned, we defy thee. Tarboro1
God protect us from the dominion of such
men as W. W. Holden. Tarboro' Southerner.
To which we beg leave to add the beauti
ful and impressive language uttered by Mr.
Crawford, of Rowan, in the House of Com
mons of this State on the 7th inst :
" If there is no hell in this State for them,
I am willing to tax the people to build a hell
for W. W. Holden and his friends."
The following extracts from speeches of
Gov. Vance, delivered to Confederate sol
diers during the war, will show that the
above specimens of statesmanship are quite
equal to those we had during the rebellion :
" Boys, we must fight till hell freezes over,
and then fight upon the ice."
" Boys, we must fight till we fill hell so
full of Yankees that their feet will stick out
of the windows."
Brother Pell considered this very fine at
the time, and put up two or three extra
prayers for " the cause." on the strength of it.
Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, has offered
o imnt. resolution directing the President to
instruct officers of the army and navy and of
the freedmen's bureau to prevent ana pro
hibit the infliction of corporal punishment
for crimes and misdemeanors in the lately
rebellious States until their civil governments
shall have been recognized and ratified by
Congress. Ordered to be printed.
This resolution, if passed, will at once set
tle this vexed question. .
Conflicts betweimT Wake,- 8aperior'.Cnrt
and the Military.
On Monday last, an-order issued by Gen
DiCKies, commanding tins department, was
handed to Judge Fowleby order of the Mil
itary Commander here, prohibiting infliction
of corporal punishment. On Thursday, a
telegrarn from Gov. Worth at Washington
was received by the same Judge, saying
" that the order was rescinded, you may pro
ceed with the punishment." Whereupon
one Cornelius Walters, a freedman, having
been duly tried, convicted and sentenced,
was placed in the stocks for one hour, pre
liminary to whipping.
Gen. Bomford, not having received any
official information of the rescission of the
order of his superior in command, Gen.
Sickles, was notified by a staff officer,
who happened to pass the Court House,
that corporal punishment was about to be
inflicted upon the freejjman, Walters. Maj.
Wells was immediately despatched to pro
hibit it, and he arrived in time to prevent
the Sheriff from striking a blow. The
temper of the concourse of people pre
sent being apparent, though the Sheriff"
nor any one else offered opposition, Maj.
Wells walked to the street and despatched
an orderly for a guard. Meanwhile Sheriff
Ray proceeded to inflict the punishment,
and eight lashes were administered before
Maj. Wells could return and order him to de
sist. The Sheriff then informed the Judge ;
the guard arrived, followed soon after by
Gen. Bomtord, who deemed it his duty to
be present at the spot. It is due to the Gen
eral also to say that he patiently waited on
the ground for near half an hour, being in
formed that Judge Fowle would meet him
there. He was not thus met, however; and
meanwhile the names of the officers and sol
diers acting under orders were obtained a3
far as possible, for the purpose of indictment
for contempt of Court.
The negro at the stocks being held for "a
time, was turned over to the Sheriff and
again put in jail. Later in the evening a
company of troops was sent to head-quarters '
for any emergency.
Thus the matter stands for the present;
and as Gen. Bouitord has received no official
notification that Gen. Sickles' order has been
revoked, he will enforce it. We suppose the
indictment will be quashed, as the whipping
has been suspended until further instructions
The order of Gen. Sickles, until officially
revoked, is the supreme law. It would not
be, if this State were in the enjoyment of all
its privileges as a member of the Union ; but
we are still under military law to a certain
extent, and the orders of the commander-in-chief,
through his subordinates, must be
obeyed by all until officially revoked.
It is not our purpose to censure any one.
But it was unofficially known that the order
prohibiting whipping had been revoked, and
it seems to us the Judge might have waited
a flay or so until Gen. Bomford could have
received ojficial notification of the fact. We
tleprecate conflicts, or even disagreements
between the military and those officials
among us who administer the civil law by
permission of the President, and we think
great care should be taken by both sides to
avoid conflict. Gen." Bomford had no option
in the matter. He was obliged to do what
he diel, or disobey the orders of his superior
antl incur the risk of being cashiered.
We have no sympathy with those who
avail themselves of this unfortunate occur
rence to excite feeling against the military,
or against the national government. Such
persons would be much more in the line of
duty if they would exert themselves to restore
the Union on the terms prescribed by the
majority, and thus secure the establishment
of such civil law as will be permanently
paramount in all things to the military
The North-Carolina Enabling Act.
In the House, on the 19th, Mr. Stevens cal
led up a bill reported trom the committee on
reconstruction, at the last session, providing
the conditions on which the Southern States
may be readmitted. He offered some amend
ments. This bill now stands as the Jirst spe
The meaning of this no doubt is, that Mr.
Stevens has offered the North-Carolina ena
bling bill as an amendment to his own bill,
introduced at the last session. This bill,
therefore, has precedence. We trust it will
be speedily considered and passed.
The Sentinel, the rebel organ of Gov. Worth,
speaks of "the insolence of the Standard,''''
because the Statuhird utters and maintains
loyal principles, and suggests that the Sen
ior Editor of the Standard be summoned be
fore a committee of the Legislature to give
testimony in relation to the persecution of
Union men in this State. He says :
"Now as W. W. Holden has been the
chief maker and ventilator of these slander
ous charges, we suggest that the committee
summon the aforesaitl Mr. Holden before it.
Give hiin an opportunity on oath, to make
good his charges, or to stand forth before
the world, as the libeller of his own people."
We have uttered no slanders. There are
thousands upon thousands of loyal persons
in the State, who sustain us in what we have
said on this subject. The very foundation
stone of the present rebel organization in
this State is, that those who abandoned the
Confederacy, or who struggled for peace dur
ing the war, are cowardly traitors unworthy
of office, position, or respect. This is what
the Sentinel and all the other rebel papers
in the State have constantly said ; and this
being their tone, and the tone of the admin
istration of Gov. Worth, observed in all his
appointments, it follows inevitably that Un
ionists are banned, proscribed, and persecu
ted. But we are to be summoned before the
committee. Try it, and see if we obey the
summons. We are a free citizen of the Uni
ted States. We are not to be dragged or
ordered before any committee, or any tribu
nal, to gratify the malice of such as the Edi
tor sof the Sentinel.
The " insolence of the Standard''' indeed !
Why, it is insolenpe in either of the Editors
of the Sentinel to attempt even to inform or
instruct our people as to their duty. Their
duty is to take back seats, and to put their
hands on their mouths. They ought not to
be allowed to vote, much less aspire to the
position of enlighteners and directors of the
public mind. They are not fit to govern
either themselves or others.
gress, lor an Agricultural College.
It seems that while Gov. Swain, Gov,
Worth, and Judge Ruffin were in "Washing
ton, a bill passed one house of Congress to
withdraw from the State for the present the
land granted some time since for an Agricul
tural College. This grant was made under
a general law, and the present organization
of " the district formerly comprising the
State of North-Carolina," which was " set
up" and is continued " under martial law,'
made haste by legislative action to claim
this gift. But not so fast, says a loyal Con
gress. A bill is put in and passes one house
to suspend or postpone the gift; whereupon
Gov. Swain, Judge Ruffin, and Gov. Worth,
in the plentitude of their legal wisdom, with
a shrewdness which would reflect credit on
the keenest "Yankee" whom they hold in
such great aversion, conceived the idea that
if the Legislature could be induced to trans
fer the gift to the corporation of the Univer
sity, before the bill passed the other house and
became a law, it would vest in that corpora
tion, and all the power of Uncle Sam could
not draw it thence. Therefore, Gov. Swain
telegraned the Legislature to do this thing,
and thus prevent the monstrous wrong about
to be consummated by the Congress. Many
an anxious eye of the governing clique had
been fastened on this land, and many a hand
had itched to handle the greenbacks that
would be disbursed in managing and selling
it. The Senate acted promptly, but the
Commons hesitated. Some hard things were
uttered about Gov. Swain, and some good
words were uttered for other institutions of
learning besides Chapel Hill. The Reporter
says the " resolution" in response to Gov.
Swain's telegram " went over" in the Com
mons, and we hope it will continue to go
over" and " over," until it lands " in a limbo
vast and large."
But our three wise men who went to Wash
ington and put up at the Ebbitt, the ob
served of all observers, carrying with them
as much legal knowledge as would enable
them to' invent this happy telegram, seem to
have overlooked the fact that the " district
formerly comprising the State of North-Carolina,"
is not yet restored as a State to its
constitutional relations to the federal gov
ernment, and could not, therefore, accept this
gift. If it could not accept it, it could not
transfer it to the University. So the tele
gram, the hurry in the Senate to respond to
it, and the debate in the Commons on the
subject, must all go for nothing.
We are not surprised at the action of Con
gress, indeed, we trust it lias suspended or
postponed this gift. Our loyal people do not
want this or any other donation to pass into
the hands ot the disloyal " organization set
up under martial law," which is now con
trolling our affairs. Let the State be restored
to the Union on a loyal basis before this gift
is made good; and when this shall have
been done, we have the assurance that not
only this, but millions, if necessary, will be
donated or loaned to the State foreducation
al and internal improvement purposes. We
speak " by the book." But not now. Our
loyal people say not now. But the day will
come, and it is not distant, when the national
government will shower its favors on the
people of North-Carolina, without regard to
race or color. It is a great, magnanimous.
beneficent government, and it will act accor
dingly. But it does not intend that traitors
shall handle its money or have a controlling
voice in disposing of its donations.
The following are the resolutions offered in
the House of Representatives on the subject :
On motion of Mr. Julian, the rules were
suspended that liOjjftight offer the following
preatnable and joint resolution :
Whereas on the 3d day ot April, 1806, by
the authority and direction of the President
of the United States, agricultural college
scrip covering 270,000 acres was issued and
delivered tothu State of North Carolina un
der the act of Congress of July 5, 1802. pro
viding for agricultural colleges; and where
as by the same authority the General Land
Office is now preparing to issue scrip in like
manner to the States of Virginia, Georgia,
and Mississippi ; and whereas said action of
the President takes for granted that said
States are restored to their proper constitu
tional relations to the Union, and are to be
recognized in all respects as entitled to the
rights of the other States of the Union, which
Congress alone can rightfully determine :
Resolved by the Senate and Jloune of Repre
sentatives of the United States, That the fur
ther issue and delivery ot such scrip to any
of the yet unrepresented States lately in re
bellion against the Lmted states, or the
acceptance of such scrip or any heretofore
issued by the registers or receivers of any of
the land officers of said States, be and the
same is hereby prohibited until said States
shall be fully restored to their rights as States
Mr. Le .Blond, ot Ohio, moved to reter
the preamble and resolution to the Commit
tee on Reconstruction. Lost.
The resolution was adopted.
A friend writing us from Forsyth County
'" We are delighted at the prospect of get
ting the protection and laws of the United
States as a Territorv. We have been under
secession rule for the last six years, and we
now wish to live the next six years under the
protection of the United States. We want
the whole set of secessionists and latter-day
war men like Graham & Co. disfranchised, as
a measure indispensable to protection to
A leading citizen of a Western County
writes to a member of the Legislature as
" I am sorry tc hear of the strength of
traitors in our Legislature. I have no doubt
Congress will relieve us. This conciliation
business towards traitors is not only bad
policy, hut it is criminal. What loyal men
any where want disloyal men to legislate for
them ? What business have these disloyal
ists here? They did their best to destroy
our government and to establish their " be
loved Confederacy," and they are as full of
treason as they ever were. If they are per
mitted to remain among ns, it is more than
they deserve. The only way we can live in
peace with them is for the United. States
government to deprive them of the right to
vote and hold office, hang a number of their
leaders according to law, and confiscate their
lands. It Congress will only do this, we
think loyal men can get along pretty well."
Every one says that we are in a deplorable
condition as a people. This is true. What
is the remedy t The only remedy is in the
law-making power of the nation. Congress
is that law-making power, and the sooner it
re-organizes these insurgent States the better.
t"ytti-br er State.
The following petition is circulating among
the people of Western North-Carolina. The
loyal people of that portion of our State des
pair of any thing like justice or prosperity
under the present government of North-Carolina.
. They therefore petition th Congress
to grant them a new State. We are loth to
part with our Western friends. We appCai
to them to lay aside this petition for the
present, and join their loyal brethren in the
Centre and East in urging Congress to estab
lish a loyal government for the u7ule State
We can confidently assure them, from what
we heard anti saw in Washington, that ' the
day of their redemption draweth ui(rU.
Congress is determined tluit traitors sliall nut
rule this people.
The following is the petition referred to
"to establish justice, ins ore domestic
TRANQUILITY, AND SECURE THE BLESSIxcs
OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES AND OUR Poi.
TERrrr." preamble to the constitu
tion. As you value peace, order, liberty, justice, na
tional prosperity, and security of property
and life, get as many signers to this petition
as possible, and have it presented to Congress
at the earliest practicable period, or send to
the Pioneer, Hendersonville, to be fortcarded.
To the Senate and Howie of Representatives of
th U. S., in Congress assembled :
"Whereas, We the loyal people of Wet.
tern North-Carolina, embracing the moun
tain section of the State, have lost all hope
at the hands of those controlling civi", power
and the internal affairs of this State, in ta
king proper steps to restore us to the Union
W iiereas, Owing to the persistent disaf
fection of the instigators and nrona-'ator
of the rebellion, and the influence they wield
it seems incompatible for us to be heard
through our Representatives elect to Con
gress ; aud,
Whereas, We desire, and are anxious to
accept of the wise and prudent plan of Con
gress, and of being speedily and permanent
ly restored to the Union, and to be relieved
of the ban of secession, and from our present
suspense, and deplorable connition; we
tueretore present the following
Wc, the undersigned citizens of Westpm
North-Carolina, mos; earnestly pray your
Honorable Body to grant, or enforce one of
the following modes of reconstruction, to
First : To grant the loyal people the priv
ilege and power of forming a new State, to
be composed ot a sufficient number ot coun
ties of the West end ot the State, containing
the requisite amount of population ; the
boundary line to be fixed by a Convention,
chosen by the loyal people within the said
section : That Congress order the call of a
Convention, to be held in the same, for the
purpose of forming a State Government ha
sed on loyalty to the General Government,
prescribing that loyal rotes only shall be giv
en, or counted, in forming the new State
Government, and in electing Representatives
to Congress : That the discrimination as to
the test of loyalty be made by your Honora
ble Body, with due refereace to our location
aud condition during the rebellion, and the
character of loyalty since.
Second: If the above proposition be con
sidered impracticable, or incompatible, then,
that the whole State be reorganized on the
same basis as proposed for the new. While
we will bow with Tespect in obedience to
your decision, much prefering the first, we
plead with your Honorable Body, in the
name of loyalty, to extend to us speedy relief
from our present down trodden and helpless
The North-Carolina Delegation.
Gov. Worth's North-Carolina delegation.
including himself, Chief-Justice Ruffin, Ex-
Gov. Swain and Hon Nat. Boyden, had in
terviews with the President, and the Attor-.
nev-General to-day regarding the subject of
Gen. Sickles' recent order in the Carolinas,
prohibiting corporal punishment. The laws
of North-Carolina, as well known, provide
for the punishment of larceny, perjury and
bigamy by public whipping ; and there
being no Penitentiary in the State, and the
law being applicable not only to men and
women, but to offenders of every race and
color, the delegation were instructed to
come here for the purpose of influencing the
authorities to rescind the order. Thev ex
press themselves satisfied with the result of
their interviews, and hope from the intima
tions tliey have received that the object will
soon be accomplished. Incidentally the dele
gation will undoubtedly do something to
ward counteracting the efforts of Ex-Gov.
Holden and his friends, who were here a few
davs since with theoriginal draft of the North-
Carolina Enabling Act, presented to the
House by Mr. Stevens, and urging its pas
sage. Gov. Worth has been peculiarly for
tunate in the selection of men for his delega
tion, who are entitled, from their war records
to a hearing before Congress, they one and
all having been conservative men, particularly
Mr. Boyden, than whom no man in the State
is more thoroughly hated by the fire-eating
rebels. Judge Ruffin, formerly a law partner
of Lieut.-Gen. Scott, and a member of the
Peace Congress of 1861, is a venerable gentle
man over 80 years ot age, and with Jx-Oov.
Swain, enjoys the reputation of being a
moderate and conservative politician, al
though they are both opposed to the Con
stitutional Amendment. It is questionable
whether Mr. Boyden will join the delegates
in this effort to oppose the Holden bill.
Washington Correspondence New York Times.
We publish the above for what it is worth
Our readers will perceive that there are many
mistakes in it. The reference to the " war
records" of Messrs. Ruffin an-i Swain is a
cutting stroke of irony. There were no two
more desperate war men in the State than
they were. Mr. Boyden was a good Union
man, and we trust he is so yet ; but he is not
so " thoroughly hated" as is supposed " by
the fire-eating rebels." This is proved by the
fact of his association in Washington with
such a " fire-eating rebel" as Judge Ruffin.
Besides, we regret to say that he did not im
prove his Union record by his attendance on
the Philadelphia Convention.
The Sentinel and other rebel papers are
falsely'assuming that Mr. Stevens' bill pro
poses to reduce North-Carolina to a xerri-
torial condition. The Sentinel refuses to
publish the bill, so as to be able to propa
gate this lie with the greater effect. The
proposition simply is to re-organize the
State, so as to restore it to the Uni.n, and tha
present de facto government is to continue
until the proposed re-organization is effected.
This is the whole truth of the matter, as is
proved by the bill itself, g
Consistency. We learn that while the
Senior of the Sentinel is constantly declaring
in his paper that there is no danger of there
organization of the State government, he is
still very careful to present bis account as State
Printer every Saturday, and have it cashed.
The Senior has faith in the present organiza
tion, but he has more faith in its Treasury.
He has a keen eye for " the spoils."