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WED3STESDA.Y! MORrSTGr, DECEMBER 8, 1869.
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M. S. LITTLEFIELD.
Cashmere black cashmere in particular
is quite the favorite material worn this
Costumes with tight fitting, or with mere
ly simulated paletots, are now completed by
some other out of doors garment, circular or
ioose jacket, which is either worn loose
upao the arm or else over the dress if the
weather gets cooL -
'The costume of this style, which may
.-serve as an example, and which is equally
suitable for a young lady as tor an elderly
lady -being very simple but very pretty is
made of brown cashmere. The trimming
of the skirt consisted of two scolloped-out
borders ot brown silk, each headed with a
cross strip of the same. Upon the bodice
the same trimming simulates a small pe re
line square in front, open at the back. The
sleeves are also trimmed to correspond upon
the lower part. Lastly a sash ot brown silk
edged on either side with scallops, fastens
up a puff of moderate sue at the back of
A trimming of Vandykes and strips simi
lar to those on the lower part ot the skirt is
placed upon each seam, but only upon the
puffed part of the skirt
With this costume is worn, when the
weather requires, a loose jacket or a circular
of cloth or flannel, self colored or checked.
Both jackets and circulars are very ele
gant in white cloth trimmed with black
braid or velvet
The jackets with sailnr collars and revere
of black velvet, culls and pocket flaps, and a
wide border round the edge f the same "oa
ten al, are very new anil tasteful. These
jackets are double breasted, and fastened
irith a double row of buttons.
Besides black cashmere, which, though
very generally worn, can never become com
mon, steel gray, garnett and dark green
French merinoes are also much employed for
ntnmn costumns. These are composed of a
rjjnd skirt, without any train, trimmed
with a flounce; a tunic edged with fringe,
and a mantle fitted to the waist at the back.
Tie flounces of the skirt are made with a
heading lined with stiff gause, and pleated ;
they are two inches deep ; the fringe of the
tunic and that of the mantle is always of the
same shade as I he cashmere.
Water proof cloaks are and will long be
in fashion. In fact, these cloaks have no
more to do with tbe whims of fashion than
on umbrella or gutta pcrcha overshoes.
They are adopted, though ugly, because they
are not only useful but indispensable in many
The bodies for rather dressy toilettes of
this season are generally made open in front,
either in a square shape or a chale, with re
vere. Tbe cn-misetts worn with such bo
dies are cut of the same shape ; they are
trimmed with a wide strip of insertion, edg
ed round the bottom with a deep border of
Valenciennes lace, and round the top with a
very narrow border of the same. This ar
rangement leaving the throat partly jbare, a
necklace, or a large cross or locket is worn
around the neck.
When the dress is required to answer a
double purpose, a plastmon of thesame ma
terial is made to wear underneath, so as to
ifl up the empty space ; the dress then be
comes high for tbe daytime. This is espe
cially useful for tbe bodices cut out square
is front, and which are generally too low to
wear in the daytime, in winter especially.
Those open a chale with rcvers can be worn
in the day with a high chemisette.
Bonnets, which are its small as ever, are
now completed by large scarf veils of
wuite or colored gauze, which are worn so
as to go round the head and neck.
Here are some of the new models of the
moti'd. A Louis XV. bonnet of light brown
crape, trimmed with I'rown velvet ribbon
Mi with a red rose peeping from a tuft of
soft brown feathers ; vril of brown gauze.
A bonnet of black lace, coming down
very much over the forehead, trimmed with
bunches of mixed black and white grapes,
and tinted vine leaves.
An oval hat of gray straw, with two
feathers one gray, the other violet; a
bunch of velvet pansies and a veil of gray
And a beret of black velvet, trimmed with
a long mauve feather thrown back over the
crown, and with a bunch of white roses
Feather trimming continues to increase
in popularity. It is used chiefly on velvet
garments, or on heavy failles; the black,
made of ostrich tips, is usually selected, and
is cheaper than that made of cock's plumes.
Xarrow widths of feather trimmings are
used as a heading fur lace; all "fit is ex
pensive as it is delicate and difficnlt to re
pair Oregon vs. California Farming Lands.
Quite a number of parties have come into
our State recently from California, for the
purpose of investing in fanning lands, and,
without any exception, express their sur
prise to see the low value that choice lands
tn lie purchased for here, as compared with
California. Lands that can be purchased
ii 3 to $10 per acre we speak now of
roved farms in , good localities would
held in similar' localities in California
trom $33 to $50 per acre. Two gentle
! Jii'j a few days ago enmc here and
linsed a farm each from one of our real
f itc firms in tins city. Mr. . J . lflint,
J .gentleman who purchased the large and
I nsive farm formerly owned by Judge
I .uihrt;v.. in .Washington county, says
Bt he Las no doubt but there arc thou
sands of persons in different parts of Cali
fornia, it they had the remotest idea of the
advantages that Oregon has in this respect.
who would conic here and make this their
permanent home., Oregon tiwlay can boast
of cheaper a-nd wetter Inmln than any other
. . . - f , 1 . . l . .1
tate in the union, I'trimes me gieai auvuu-
ages we possess in our mild ana genial clt
date' To the emigrant, then, we would
v come t Oregon ; here you can procure
lytjiind of a home you desire ; if with lim
ed' means there are jet plenty of govern -w
lands to ' had in good locations,
( improved tnruis ran be had at a low
we.'." The difference between California
t Oregon is simply this: In Oregon tbe
Is are mostly in the hands nf the original
Serai who are satisfied to sell a portion at
lonaWi rales in order to induce immi
.'iori ' while in California they are in the
da bf speculators and Ijcing held at ex
u rd Welh. while at work yesterday
ung at Til" nias & Go's pork house in
tille, missed his looting and fell into a
hailing water. Dennis Quinlan,
'iiyiog to rescue Welch, was drawn in
i luJIl Inn-most, and both were horri-
lied.. Quinlan died last evening and
f anno survive.
We are not responsible for the newt of
AH Communications intended for publica
tion must be accompanied by the name of the
author. . The name mU not be published
unless by request but we require it a a
guarantee of good faith. Editob of
For the Standard.
The year 1861 found our University hand
somely endowed. Much of this endowment
was derived through the liberality of private
parties, and was entrusted to the State for
the benefit of the institution. , The year 1869
finds the institution without endowment or
funds. The largesums donated by generous
men is gone. The agricultural department
has an income, for which it is indebted to
the Congress of the United 8tates. This is
to be devoted to instruction in agricultural
andtbe mechanic arts, and military tactics.
When the present State government was
organized, it was found that the number of
students had decreased from four hundred
and fifty to about fifty.
Several gentlemen of the Faculty were
elected, and the institution opened for one
year, under a partial and imperfect course
of study, embracing a tew ot the
leading subjects of a college curriculum. As
was to be expected, the number of students
was small. The Trustees promised to offer
in due time, such a comprehensive and prac
tical University course as is contemplated in
the Constitution of the State. A Commit
tee was raised for that purpose.
In the discharge ot their duty, this com
mittee examined carefully the promi
nent features in the leading colleges of this
country and Europe. Tbey have reported,
and the Board of Trustees have adopted,
such a plan as was designed by the framcrs
of the constitution. It is believed that
when this plan shall be fully carried out, t he
University of North Carolina will rank sec
ond to no literary institution upon the con
tinent It will be not only the just pride of
North Carolina, but will possess great weight
and influence in the nation. Those who
bear part now in securing its establishment
will not be lightly esteemed by posterity.
Hitherto we have had a University in
name, but not in reality. It has only been
a college. Much of its patronage has flow
ed in from the wealthy cotton States, so that
it could hardly be called the University of
our State. It has not fully met the wants of
our people, and has been, very naturally,
unpopular with the masses.
At present, what is the duty of the State
in relation to it ? The Constitution clearly
andemphatically enjoias its maintenance. Its
requirements cannot be lightly disregarded.
The provision for Normal instruction and
other important branches required by the
Constitution has been made by the Trustees.
The success of the University will give an
impetus, not only to the public schools, but
to the entire educational interests of the
Stale. Its discontinuance, if such a thought
were possible, would be a severe blow, and
its failure the saddest and most disastrous
event that has befallen the State. There are
already buildings to accommodate about five
hundred students. Extensive and valuable
libraries, cabinets and aparatus are theer.
Adjacent is a large tract of land belonging
to the Institution, so that the mode! farm and
work shops could be in immediate proxim
ity to the students. Many poor, earnest
young men could spend a few hours per day
upon the farm or in tbe shops, and thus
earn their board while they prosecute their
studies. As soon as the present plan is un
derstood, it is believed the University will
attain a degree of popularity and usefulness
never before reached by it, and unsurpassed
by any similar institution in our country. It
must eventually succeed. Should it be al
lowed to suffer for want of necessary atten
tion at this most important period in its
history, those who come after us will only
rejoice to wear the laurels that we so indiff
But such an institution requires an en.
dowment Without it none has succeeded
or ever can. Competent professors will not
accept unless their positions are to be per
manent, as at other colleges, and their sala
ries provided for beyond contingency.
When other States have accepted the gen
erous donation of landscrip from Congress,
they have stepped forward and met the
general government by a like liberality in
tbe cause of education. Can North Caro
lina afford to do otherwise? The plan
adopted by the Trustees makes provision
for the education of the colored people.
This is a matter to which the party in power
is pledged, and is moreover an act at such
manifest justice and right as to strike every
The University must be sustained. Every
good citizen will favor it as a question of
public policy, as essential to our prosperity,
of the first importauce to our children, of
simple indebtedness of the State to the in
stitution for an amount equ'il to the lost en
dowment, of constitutional obligation, of
State pride, of courtesy to the Congress of
the United States, of good faith and justice
to the colored people.
But how can the necessary fund be raised ?
If there were no better method it would be
proper to raise it by taxation. Education
is a matter not only of common, but of uni
versal importance. .Our people, however,
are at present burdened with taxes, and the
following plan is suggested. Let a portion
of the State's interest in some public work,
say the Central Railroad, be transferred to
the University as a permanent endowment.
No one is taxed or injured. The State re
tains control in the management of the
road ; and yet the debt is paid, the consti
tutional obligations met and a University
of which we may be proud, is provided for.
There are those who will not he slow to use
as a weapon the fact, that while large ap
propriations have been made for internal
improvements, the interests of education
have been measurably overlooked.
In his message to the General Assembly,
the Governor very emphatically recommends
that immediate steps be taken in this direc
tion. It is not only important but necessa
ry. While questions more exciting are
claiming the attention of our Legislators,
this should not lie overlooked. There is
danger that it might be, and hence the im
portance of immediate action. The plan
of transferring a portion of the State's in
terest in some public work seems to be not
only practical, but iminently proper.
Nov. 24, 1869. P.
The Fate of a Kentucky Drover la Mis
sissippi By a letter from Charleston, Miss., now in
possession of the well known Louisville de
tective, D. T. Bligh, we learn of the murder
of a Kentucky man named West, in Talla
batchee county, Mississippi The murder
is said to have occurred a few days since.
Mr. West was a resident of Winchester,
in this State, and had gone with a drove of
mules to Mississippi in company with his
partner, J. W. Jackson, and a man who
claims the name of C. E. Moore. At Gren
ada, Jackson lett West and Moore, and re
turned to Winchester. The letter does not'
give fall - particulars 'of the murder, bat
states that the body of West had been
found, and that he appeared to be a man
about 50 years of age. '
Everything valuaMe had been removed
from his person by the murderer, even to his
boots and spurs. He was supposed to have
had a considerable amount of money about
him, the proceeds nl the sale of a portion
of the drove of mules. The citizens, suspect
ing Moore t the' murder, arrested and
lodged him in the jail at Charleston, where
be yet remains, ana iook cnarge or me re
maining mules, some fifty in number. Be
sides the mules there were four horses be
longing to the murdered man. ' Moore states
that he was employed at Liexington by
Jackson and West to aid in driving the
mules. Nothing further is known of him.
Louur.Me Courier Journal.
On Sunday last, while a party of masked
men, were attempting to disarm the colored
men on the plantation of William Jones,
near Tiptonville, Tenn., one of the maskers
was killed and two others mortally wound
ed. Jones and six of his colored men were
arrested tbe following day and Jones taken
to Mem plus. A mob rescued five of the
colored men from the custody of the Sher
iff, took them into the wood, and shot
For the, Standard!
Mb. Editor: Having had some exDeri
encein railroad matters. I betr leave to!
make a few remarks on the subject of rail-'
roads in general, and more particularly on'
the subject of the North Carolina railroad.
It is a well known fact Mr. Editor, that'
most of the roads in this country have either
w oesoia out nnaer mortgages, or to worki
their way for years under heavy debts. The;
Seaboard and Raleigh and Gaston railroads,
to the old stockholders were total failures,
and the Wilmington andWeldon road is!
now burdened with a heavy debt It must
be observed that all railroads take much!
time to establish their lines and make it a'
paying institution to its stockholders.!
When it passes through a country thinly
peopled, and its agricultural and mineral
resources not developed, such has been the :
case with all the roads of the South. To
speak of the North Carolina railroad in par-:
ticular, Mr. Editor, I beg leave to call your
attention to its general condition and future
prospects. It is a road of 223 miles in
length, and a capital stock of four millions
of dollars, three-quarters of which belongs
to the 8tate. The North Carolina Railroad
has at this time only a debt of about five
hundred thousand dollars, and has passed
through all the difficulties contingent on all
Railroads, and is now near the day ot pros
perity, and will in a few years be a source
of revenue to the State and Stockholders.
It will this year with proper management be
able to pay a dividend of six per cent, to
the Stockholders and continue to do so
If the business increases for the next three
years in the same rates it has for the last
three years the receipts will be one million
of dollars, out of which allow six hundred
thousand dollars which will be sufficient for
all purposes, and keep the Road and rolling
stock in an improving condition, pay a div
idend of ten per cent.
Now, Mr. Editor, why should the idea of
leasing or selling this great work be enter
tained for a momeut If this Road is anx
iously sought afier by parties, it is because
they have seen its advantages and know its
prospects lor the future. It is my humble
opinion, Mr. Editor, that this Road will in
a few years be one of the greatest sources of
revenue to the State, and will soon reim
burse the State every dollar it cost her with
There will, no doubt be a great effort made
during tbe present session of the Legisla
ture and all sorts of rings formed, and cor
rupt schemes to get this road out of tbe
bands of the State, and it appears to me to
be the duty of every member of the Legis
lature, without regard to party, to turn a
deaf ear to any proposition to lease or sell
this road, for they may rest assured there
will be corruption at the bottom. If the
State of North Carolina can get fortius road
what it is worth in money, there might be
some reason for its sale.
This road could not be built at the pres
ent time, with all its equipments, for less
than thirty thousound dollars per mjle,
which would make it cost about seven mil
lions of dollars. Why then, Mr. Editor,
should the Legislature think of selling this
road for three millions of dollars in the
bonds of the State, and they only worth
about forty cents in the dollar; when the
dividends of the road will be about one
hundred and eighty thousand dollars to the
State and more in a few years, and pay all
its debts, and make the necessary improve
ments. Well might the Raleigh & Gaston
Railroad Company wish to lease the North
Their President is a very sagacious man
and can see the profit to be gained by this
operation, and then be able to make the
Raleigh & Gaston Railroad pay, which it is
impossible to do. without the patronage of
tne JXortn Uarouna itauroad.
Sir, if the freights of the North Carolina
Roilroad were all sent to Goldsboro', the
Raleigh & Gaston Road would in a sbon
time die a natural death. Tbe learned Judge
that was employed by the Raleigh & Gaston
Railroad as counsel to advocate tne lease
of the N. C. Railtnad, drew a very gloomy
picture of tbe Road and its equipments, not
one word of which was true ; but he finally
admitted that it was a case of life and death
with the R. & G. Railroad to lease tbe N.
C. Railroad. Now, Mr. Editor, if the R. &
G. Railroad Company can afford to pay six
per cent for the N. C. Railroad, the N. C.
Railroad can pay six per cent and manage
its own affairs. There has been no ques
tion as regards the management of the N.
C. Railroad for the last eighteen months, all
parties admit that the management has
been a success and all its departments in a
prosperous condition, were it not so there
would not be so many schemes brought to
bear upon the stockholders and Legislature
to get possession of this great work.
It is to be hoped, Mr. Editor, that the Gen
eral Assembly with all this light before their
eyes will turn a deaf ear to all propositions
to lease or sell the N. C. R. R. It has
been argued by some, as an objection to the
yrganization of the N. C R. R., that it is too
much of apolitical machine, but this objec
tion has always been made by those out of
power and anxious to get in to manage tbe
road. If it is apolitical machine, the Re
publican party would be very foolish to let
it go out of their bands, while they were in
power, without getting their share of the
grinding, particularly just at the time when
it is about to le profitable to the stockhol
ders and the State. The Raleigh and Gaston
Road was owned half by tbe State, until the
year 1866 and paid larger dividends than it
has since, or will for years. Its management
has been extoled by some, and said to be a
model road ; all bosh, its success nor dm
dends, has not been owing to its manage
ment, it is only on account of the smallness
of its capital to the present stockholders,
which was only one million of dollars, where
as, it would cost about two millions had the
present stockholders built the entire
road. The present company owe their suc
cess more to the misfortunes ot tbe old stock
holders, than to superior management
It has had numerous Presidents and prof
its about the same until lately when their
profits have been less. They had a very
tight squeeze to pay the lost three per cent,
dividend, and it was only by hook and by
crook that tbey could pay any, and then
had the impudence to attempt to lease the
North Carolina Railroad.
It is to be hoped, Mr. Editor, that the
idea of leasing the North Carolina Railroad
to the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad is dead
and burried, and if consolidation must come
then the General Assembly and tbe stock
holders should look to the Roads in which
the State has the most interest.
Raleigh, N. C, Nov., 1869.
Mesalliance and Desertion A Sad Case.
Lizzie Rice, a young lady of prepossessing
appearance, twenty-three years ot age, lived
in the family of a wealthy Englishman in
Bridgeport, Conn. Among the members of
the lamily was a susceptible youth some
years the junior of the fair Lizzie; but the
blind god, it seems, takes no account of dis
parity in years or station, and per conse
quence the youth fell desperately in love
with the maiden, and an elopement ensued.
The lady avers they were married, bnt this
fact the parent ot the yonng husband ignor
d. and refused to receive her into the paren
tal fold. Tbey sent tbe husband to Bloom
field and sent her away from the house
without giving her any clue to his where
abouts. She soon discovered where he was
and went to him. Tbey becoming aware of
this, again rent him away, this time to Eng
land, where he now is.
The poor woman finding herself thus de
serted came to New York and engaged as a
servant in West Washington place. But
as soon as the consequences of ber msritial
intercourse began to become apparent they
sent her away. She then went to board in
Cornelia street, but falling in arrears she
was again turned out in the streets. 8he
had been applying for employ ment at Coop
er' (Carpenter's) (?) employment agency for
sometime, but without avail, and upon be
ing forced to leave her boarding place the
excitement consequent Upon a realization of
her destitute condition without home,
friends or money, in the midst of a great
city brought on premature labor, and she
was seized with convulsions on Saturday
last Officer Leaycraft took ber in charge
and conveyed ber to Bellevue Hospital,
whence she will be conveyed to gome chari
A New Jersey paper says, when other
amusements fail, cider sucked, through
trawis very good. - : : ?j .
' Reported especially for the Standabd. '
African Methodist Episcopal Conference.
' " Salisbury, N. C., Nov. 24th. '
The Conference met at 10 o'clock, A. M.,
pursuant to appointment- Bishop' 3. 3.
Moore, presiding. : .:. .!:.' . ;: .:
The Bishop opened tbe session by reading ,
and commenting on the 16th . chapter of
Proverbs and tbe 3rd chapter 'of Paul to
the Collossians. . : :
Elder T. B. Moore read the Hymn com
mencing, "And are we yet alive," which was
sung by the Conference. '
iSlder i5. liavenden addressed the Throne
of Grace, after which the Bishop delivered
the opening address which was powerful
Elder 3. M. Farley was elected Secretary,
Thomas Lomax, assistance. Elder J. - W.
Hood was appointed Compiler of the Min
utes. E. A. York appointed Reporter for
The roll was called and sixty two mem
bers answered to their names, fifty-nine be-,
Tbe Bishop announced tbe standing Com
mittees, and named the . time when each
would be expected to report
The credentials of several lay delegates
were presented and referred to the proper
Committee, which Committee soon reported
favorably and the delegates were admitted
to seats in the Conference. . ...
The Committee on Rules made their re
port, which was, on motion, adopted.
Deacon John Hooper was elected Mar
shal, and Lewis Williams his assistant
The hour of 12 having arrived the Con
Benediction by the Bishop.
Conference assembled at 2 o'clock, pursu
ant to adjournment. Bishop J. J. Moore,
The opening exercises were conducted by
Elder G. W. Price.
Elder E. H. Hill was elected tiniest
Appointments for the evening were , an
nounced by the Secretary as follows : To
E reach in Zion Chapel, 7i o'clock. Elder E.
avenden, assisted by William J. Moore.
To preach at the Presbyterian Church at the
same hour, F. B. Moore, assisted ly George
The Conference then adjourned to meet
on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.
Thursday, Nov. 25.
Conference met at 10 o'clock, according
to rule. After the opening exercises, the
roll was called, the rules were read, and the
minutes of the previous session were read
Rev. J. W. Hood remarked that he learn
ed from the minutes that Friday afternoon
was appointed for tbe report on education
to be considered. He hoped the report
would not be considered until Saturday
moruing, as the Rev. S. S. Ashley, Superin
tendent of Public InstrucMon, would be
with us on that day. He also hoped that
there would be no session of the Conference
on Saturday afternoon, as it was designed
to have an educational meeting at that
The Conference acceded to both proposi
Rev. Mr. Baker was introduced and invi
ted to a seat within the bar of tbe Confer
ence. The Bishop proceeded to the examination
of the characters of the members, pending
which the Conference adjourned to meet at
2 o'clock P.M.
After the usual exercises the examination
of characters was continued, and all the
members passed except 12, against whom
complaints were made, which complaints
were given to the proper committee with di
rections to report on Friday morning.
A number of persons presented by the'
Elders were examined by the Bishop, ac
cording to the discipline, and having given
satisfaction on the questions proposed, were
received on trial ; after which tbe conference
adjourned to meet on Friday morning ac
cording to rule. . .
Fatal Shooting Lyach Law in Colorado
-rThe Murderer Hong to a Tree by .
We find the following in the Denver Tri
bune of the 6th instant:
"To-day, about three o'clock, a most atro
cious murder was committed at this place
by the shooting of Daniel Stesle, one of the
pioneers of this territory a member of the
first legislature, and at the time of his death
a large landholder and neteiKceper in this
place. He was shot by one Joel Carr, for
merly a resident of Maysville, Mercer coun
ty, Penna. The circumstances, as received
from witnesses ot the murder, areas follows
Carr applied at the hotel for dinner, and
paid tor the same, but because the first table
was full, was dissatisfied and commenced:
abusing Steele, and his wife and daughters,'
who were waiting on the table. He became
so abusive that his money was refunded and
be requested to leave the house. About 3
o'clock Carr returned, havincr borrowed a:
revolver and approached Mr. Steele, and an-!
costcd him witu various epithets, drew the;
revolver and threatened his life. Steele
sought to pacify him, but without avail,
whereupon be started away from Carr, when
the latter fired, the shot taking effect in the
left ear, the ball entering the brain and
causing death in a very few minutes. The
murdered attempted to escape, but was cap-
tured) and would have been immediately
dispatched but for tbe presence of mind and
decisive action of certain parties. After
order was restored a jury ot twelve men was
empanneled, counsel for the defense allowed,
and statements from witnesses received. The
jury rendered a verdict of guilty of murder
in the first degree. The murderer was taken
charge of by the people and hung to the first
tree till dead. Steele was born in Washing
ton, D. C, lived most ot his time in Balti
more. Sorrows of a Blind Lady Over a Gold
There is living in this city a blind lady,
still good looking, and once of great beau
ty. Years ago a gambler wooed and won
her, notwithstanding the opposition of
mends and relatives. The strangely mated
couple seemed to be devotedly attached
to each other, and years did not change their
devotion. His precarious calling took him
frequently from the city, but in all his wan
derings he always returned to his blind wife.
One of tbe marks of affection given to him
by his wife was a heavy gold ring, orna
mented on the inside with the engraved fig
ure of a dog. This he wore for a long time,
and as often as he visited his wife she felt
his hand to see if the mark ef affection still
had its place there. At last it was missed,
and immediately her loving heart was
crushed, ber jealousy excited, and ber confi
dence in her husband destroyed.
On inquiry, it was found that the ring, or
a similar one, decorated the hand of a noto
rious woman, who inhabited the notorious
house known as tbe third national. A reple
vin was sued out, and the ring was brought
Into court, but, upon examinatien, it was
not tne ngnt one, ana toe suit was uibiuum
ed. Leavenworth Conservative.
, A Buried City Older Than Pompeii.
The Bevue des Deux Monies gives an ac
count of some remarkable discoveries which
have been recently made in two islands of
the Greek Archipelago, called respectively
Sartortn and Therasia. 1 hese two islands.
with a third, form a circular bay. Their
inner coasts present a scries of clifls, some
times reaching to a height of 1,300 feet.
On the top of these cliffs lies a band of
pumice stone ot brilliant whiteness." f rom
the summit the land slopes away gently to
tbe open sea and ia everywhere covered
with a coating of tufa or pozzulona, at times
more than J 00 feet deep.
Here and there upon the slopes are scat
tered populous villages. There is, however,
no soil, but a light friable pumice, the dust
of which is raised and carried in eddies
byjevery strong wind. This pumice, when du
ly mixed with lime, produces a hard cement,
which has the quality of great resistance
to the action ot tbe weather or ot sea va
ter. It has for sometime been expected, and
the works at tne Suez Canal have caused
latelv an increased demand for it. Id quar
rying tbe tufa has been quite cnt through,
and beneath have been found remains of
buildings erected by the primitive dwellers
in me islands,.
m e w vonnierieus on n auoiu diuk 1
w e nna tne ionowing iisi oi new counter
feits on national banks in the United Slates
Counterfeit Detector of the 15th instant :
First National Bank of Manitowoc, 1 Wis--
sonsin:: ' "
Third National Bank of Chicago, Illinois.
10's raised from l's. Well done.
Twenties raised from l's, First National
Bauk of Springfield. I1L "
r ives, imitation, f armers .National: uanK
of Reading. Pa., reported in circulation.
Look out for all Farmers National Banks, as
the. town and State can be easily changed,
and 'printed from the same counterfeit
plate. ' i; " ' "' '" '
Fives. Jewett Uity .National aann, jewett
city, Conn. In the imitation the date on
the deck of the ship is ; it should De
1492. The date 1492,' on the right end of
the genuine bill, under the Indian princess,
is left off the imitation. The word Feb.,
under engraver's name in imitation is Fer.
Twos. Jewett City National Bonk, Conn.
The coarsest part of the bill is on the left
end. ' The female with the stars over head.
The genuine have sixteen stars in two half
circles, i The imitation have twenty-three,
and very indistinct ,
Tens, t rmers .National uanK oi Amster
dam. N. Y. The letters "A," in "Amster
dam," under the words National Bank of, in
the above imitation, are smaller than the
other letters, and the curved line under "uni
ted" runs into the shading of the "united."
The genuine does not
Twenties, Fourth .National iianK or new
Marine National Bank ot the city or ixew
York. 2'8 imitation. The genuine reads as
above. The imitation reads, Tbe Marine
National Bank of New York.
New Counterfeit Greenback. 10's, imita
tion. The bill is shorter by just one half the
width of the marsin ot X s. it is also a trine
wider. The genuine has a period between
the letters IS. and o. in spinner s signature.
The counterfeit has not. There are four dis
tinct rows of feathers in tbe eagle s lett wing
in the genuine ; only three in the counter
feit. It is a dangerous bill, being well en-,
The Snow-Shed Line.
Mr. C. C. Fulton, of the Baltimore Ameri
can, in a letter from California to his paper,
gives the followiug interesting information
concerning the snow-sheds on the Central
Pacific Railroad. Fifty-five miles of snow-
theds, connected with forty-five bridges and
tunnels, make up a total of one hundred
consecutive miles of covered railroad ! He
"About ten miles from the summit the
track is cut out of the solid rock high up
on the mountain sides, and winds around
and up tbe sides of the various peaks, some-,
times looking like as if it were a circling
road around avast chasm, the Humboldt1
river flowing along a thousand feet beneath.
Here it becomes necessary to protect the
track from the snow drifts, and the immense
timber sheds commence. The reader can
form no idea of the immensity ot these struc
tures or the solidity and durability that has
been observed in their construction. They
are in one almost unbroken stretch of fifty-
five miles, and are capable ot sustaining any
amount of snow that may be drifted onto
them, even if it should be forty-five feet, as
reported by some of the early pioneers. Ibi
extend over the whole length of the dee
snow line on the dividing ridge. By this
means the track will be as clear of snow in
the mountains as in the valleys. Tbey are
so constructed that the deep avalanches of
snow that sweep down the mountains in the
spring will glide over their roofs and plunge
into the deep chasms below. They have
been erected with a full knowledge of the
Icharacter of the drifts, and were tested last
winter wita entire success.
"The tunnels and bridges along this por
tion of the road are very numerous, and form
an unbroken connection with the snow
sheds. Tbe road-bed is blasted out of the
mountain side for a hundred miles or more,
and all who pass over this combined road,
uniting the Atlantic with the Pacifiic, must
accord the meed of praise to California ener
gy, The Union Pacific, crossing deserts and
prairie lands, bad a comparatively easy por
tion of the great work to accomplish, but
here every foot of road had to be made by
either filling or blasting. There are no pla
teaus here to cross except the Nevada Des
ert, and even it is bristling with upheaved
rocks, or mounds of alkali mixed with a
The New Iowa Census.
' The census of Iowa, taken by the Town.
ship Assessors last Spring, exhibits how
marvelous has been the growth ot that vig-
orous State since 1860, and how great she is
destined to be in the near future. In 1860
the population of the State was 674,913 ; in
1869 it is 1,011,962; with five counties to
hear trom. With the returns ot these conn-
ties added the total figures will be about
1,033,178-an increase of 358,265 since 1868.
In 1867 the population was 902.043, the in
crease in two years being 138,728. The in
crease within the three last decades will be
seen in these figures : Population in 1836,
10,000: m 1846, 97,000; in 1850, 51,U00; in
1HR7 Oonnon In 1870 whpn thpnnxt. TT R
census is to be taken, it will be something
like 1,150,000, which will acid three repre
sentatives to Iowa's delegation in Congress,
and three, votes to the vice ot the West in
the national council for Iowo is a thorough
Western State, with a sturdy and intelligent
devotion to Western interests.
In 1867 there were 6,127,880 acres of in
closed land reported ; in ' 1869 there are
8,294,476; in 1867 there were 15o,758 dwel
ling houses reported in the State ; in 1869,
165,320 ; in 1850 there were 1,075,177 fruit
trees ; now there are l,DUli,ss7o. i nese ng
nrcs show that the State is increasing in
wealth and the incidents of civilization as,
.rapidly as it is in population.
The Southern Railroad to the Pacific.
The scheme for a great trans-continental
railroad trom JNortolk, on the Atlantic, to
San Diego, on the Pacific, is one which cer
tain Southern interest are earnestly devoted
to, and quietly using vigorous efforts to exe
cute. The roads already built through Vir
ginia, Bristol. Enoxvillc, Nashville, and
Memphis to Little Rock will be parts of the
line. From Little kock, the extension (call.
ed the Memphis and El Paso Roads) will
run in a southwesterly direction to Kexarca
na, thence to Dallas on tlie Trinity river,
thence by El Paso and Fort Yuma to San
Diego. One section Ot this line trom Jeffer
son to Paris, in Texas, one hundred and
fifty miles in length, is now in process of
construction, and a part ot it will be open
for business next spring. Three cargoes of
una, en route from Antwerp tor this section,
are expected at JSew Orleans. At the wes
tern end surveys are being made from San
Diego and Fort Yuma this way. Congress
will he asked, at its next session, for a grant
ot lands to am me enterprise. - 1
' Novel Divorce.
In tbe State of Maine a couple got tired
of wedded life and decided to separate, but
being rather short of this world's goods,
they hardly felt like paying out the money
necessary to obtain a divorce. So they went
to the old gentleman who bad joined them
in the bonds of matrimony some years ago,
and desired biin to untie the knot The
worthy old squire scratched his head and
thought for a moment, and told them there
was no wav but to go to court.
"But hold,'1 said he, "I have it You
promised to live together and be true to
each other . until death should you part,
Come into the yard." . . .
Then seizing a cat that sut in the door
way, he directed John to take her by the
head and Jane by the tail, ana to pun apart.
Then lifting a sharp axe, he said, .;
"Now death doth vou part."
' Tho axe fell, and the. "couple were di
! The Virginia Conservatives in tho Legis
lature uave appoinieu a tajuiuubie ui uiuo w
go to Washington tins winter auu luauagc
the case of their State for admission to Con
gress. Speaker Turner, of the Lower House,
r - 1- -- r .lu, unniilto. anil iff IHOM.
IB UllttH llltl II u V II U S.H1II 111. i wuu
bles here on the day Congress meets. , -
" ' Miss Mary Tucker is the fashion editor of
Pomeroy's Democrat, ana iooks niter we
bibs ana fuckers,
" THE LEGISLATURE.
In the Senate, Monday, Nov. 29, 18S9 :
A memorial was presented by Mri P. A. Krlse.
banker, Lynchburg, Va., In regard to the finan
cial condition of the State, the depreciation of
our bonds, and the interest lelt by Virginians in
toe condition oi oar state generally, praying
the eeneral Assembly to act flrmlv in hoidinir
op the credit of the State, and to condemn all
aims towards repudiation.
Mr. LissiTBB moved that the memorial be re
ferred to a special committee of three, who shall
be instructed to draft a suitable set of resolu
tions sustaining aDd vindicating the credit and
character of our State securities. Prevailed.
Messrs. Lassiter, Moiphv and Bicuardson were
constituted the committee to whom the memo
rial was referred. I
A message was received from the House en
closing the Senate resolution concurred in by
that faqdy, requesting the opinion of the Cbiet
Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme
Mr. STEPHiNS, of a bill to charter a ferry
across Dan River, in Caswell county.
Mr. Bltthts, ot a bill to enable land holders
to consolidate their lines.
Mr. Respass. with permission, introduced a
bill requiring the Superintendent of Public
Works to suspend work on the Marion and Asue
ville rnrnpike Road.
Mr. uball rose to a pomi or order lor tne
reason that a bill in relation to this matter was
introduced on Saturday.
The unalr decided mat n was out oi order in
asmuch as the original bill sought to repeal tbe
act granting appropriations, while the bill just
introduced only sought a suspension of tbe
work on the road. . .
Mr Suoffneb: Resolution that tie Senate
aod House of Representatives adjourn on the
2t0h day of December, 1869, to meet on Mou-
nay, tne 3rd day oi January, ioiu, was reaa.
Mr. Lindsat theo moved to amend by adding
the words, "provided members shall not receive
per diem and mileage."
The question recurring upon Mr. Sboffner's
resolution, amenied by Mr. Lindsay, "that both
hooses ol the General Assembly shall adjourn
on Monday, the 30th of December, 18oU, to meet
in January, 1870, provided no member ol the
General Assembly shall receive per diem and
mileage for the same," prevailed yeas 00,
The resolution against any tnrtner increase or
the State debt and in favor of maintaining the
credit and good faith of the State and th- iuvio
lability of tbe public debt, was read.
Mr. Respass moved tbat it be relerred to the
special committee appointed to take into con
sideration iue memorial ui we uau&er irum
Lynchburg, Va., Mr. Pbillip A. Krisc. Agreed
Mr. Burns' resolution concerning the remo
val of political disabilities from ceitain citizens
in worth Carolina, was tben read.
Mr. iSTHERiDGE ofiered a substitute, entitled
ajoiut resolution requesting onr Representa
tives in Congress to urge the passage of a gen
Air. Davis said that while he was penectly
willing to accord to all classes and parties po
litical equality, he could not vote on the sub
ject ol these resolutions. He waB willing to see
the disabilities removed trom every man who
would ask them, but he did not wish to see any
favors bestowed on parties who, in a manner, re
Mr. uxman saio ne cnuia noi vote ior ine res
olutions by reason of tho seeming contempt of
some ol the parties disabled. In his county, he
bad tbe names of several sent in a memorial to
Congress, who were desirous of having their
disabilities removed, after which the same par.
ties reprimanded him for doing so.
ine substitute was adopted, ny ine ionowing
Teas Messrs. Barnes. Bcall. Beasley, Becman.
Brogden, Burns, Blythe, Cook, Etberidge, Fork
ner, Harrington, Jones of Colombos, Jones of
Mecklenburg, Jones ol Wake, Lassiter, Lege,
Lindsay, Long, Love, Mason, Martindale, Mel-
cnor, juoore oi uancrct, jnooreoi lanccy, mur
phy, Richardson, Respass, Scott Shoffuer, Smith,
Stephens, Sweet, White and Winstead 35
i ats Messrs. Davis ana Hyman a.
A bill entitled an act lor landing the public
Passed its second reading.
A bill in regard to the duties of the Judges of
the Supreme Court.
rassed its second reading.
A bill in relation to National Banks, requiring
ank bills to be received in payment ol judg.
ent renewea ny tne old Danks ot tne state.
Mr. Beemam moved a suspension of tbe rules
in order that tbe bill be pnt on its passage. Car
ried. Tbe bill accordingly .passed its several
A mpuRm naa ntpplvAil fmvn thn TTnnRA nf
'Representatives enclosing a resolution which
passed tnat oouy incorporating ine vauey itau-
Mr. btephihs moved asnspension ot the rules
in order tbat it be pnt on its third reading.
Tbe motion did not prevail and tbe bill was re
ferred to the Commute on Internal Improve
ments. A resolution asking oor representatives in
Congress to use their influence to secure the to
tal aoaiemem oi rtorm uarouna s quota oi me
U nitea states tax ou real estate. Lies over.
House bill, entitled, an act to amend an act in
corporating the town ot Hookertown, relerred
to tbe Committee on Corporations.
; A oiu to promoit tne sale ot spirituous liquors
within three miles of what is known as Cleggs
copper mine, in Chatham county.
Mr. Burns moved a snspension ot tne rules In
order to pnt it on its uurd reading. Agreed to.
Tbe bill passed its several readings.
In the Honse, Monday, Nov. 29 :
Mr. Hodnctt submitted a petition from the
Sheriff and sundry citizens ot Caswell county.
asking notil tbe 15th of February, 1870, lor tbe
sheriff or tnat county to settle with thefublic
He also introduced a bill to promote the ob
ject of the petition.
Botn relerred to committee on r repositions
Mr. Wilson submitted a petition from the
County commissioners oi Burke.
By Mr. Moons, of Chowan. A resolution re
qoesting oor Representatives in Congress to ose
their influence to urge the payment of claims to
loyal citizens, occasioned by tbe d strnctien of
property taken by tbe National army, and to ap
point a commission tor that purpose.
Referred to the Committee on Propositions
Bvtir. Vest: Joint resolution raising a com
mittee to examine into the condition ot certain
railroads and turnpike companies, and for other
purposes. Declares mat a tax snouiu oe levied
to pay tue interest on our state ponas, in aoai
tion to what is necessary for the economical ad
mistration of tbe State Government, and tbat
the people should know whether or not tbe pro
ceeds el said bonds have been faithfully applied.
Also, provides for the appointment by tbe pre
siding officers, of a joint committee of seven of
the two nouses, to ascertain and report as soon
as practicable, the amount of State bonds and
appropriations which have been issued to each
railroad and turnpike road since the 20th ot May
1865 ; the amount now held by such companies ;
amount sold by them or hypothecated ; tbe
prices and purchasers ; tbe disposition ot pro
ceeds ot sale; what legislation is necessary to
secure the faithful application ot the bonds or
their proceeds tor which they were issued. Gives
tne committee power to send lor persons ana pa
pers, and to imprison for contempt J Laid over.
silt, vest opposed tne oiu. it tue tax on to
bacco were to be repealed just because it opera
ted hardly oo thepeopleot Caswell coonty, tben
the Legislature would be afflicted with appeals
from people of other counties lor a redaction of
tax oo articles tnat seemed oppressive to mem.
So the result of the adoption of this measure
would bean unnecessary consumption of time
in considering appeals and to adhere to all
wonld be to pot no money in the treasury. He
favored a tabling of the bill.
The special order was the consideration of the
oil! to incorporate Valley Railroad company.
Bill passed its several readings.
Mr. Hodnbtt called up tbe bill to repeal the
tax on tobacco. Proposes to repeal 2 per
cent on tbe porchases of leaf tobacco as levied
oy oor revenue law.j
Mr. Harris, of Wake, said tbat the Committee
on rroposiuons and urievances lavoreo tne oiu.
In Virginia there was no tax on leaf tobacco:
and .hence tbe tobacco was run from our State
into Virtrinia in order to eet rid ot the tax.
Mr. Hodnett addressed the House in favor of
the bill. Cotton, wheat and tobacco were tbe
main staples of production in North Carolina;
and he considered it an unjust discrimination Id
oor laws to levy a tax oo tobacco aod not on
cotton ana wueat. ine tax on toDacco was
hardshin to the neonle of his conntv.
Mr. Cabby lavoied the repeal of the tobacco
Mr. Vestal said the effect of tho tobacco tax
not only ran tobacco into Virginia, bnt the -peo
ple of some of the counties were carrying it into
Georgia, in order to get rid of the tax.
Mr, Stevens was oppoBed to taxing anything,
the growth and manufacture of the State, with
the exception of whiskey. He hoped the bill
Tbe bill then passed its second reading.
' Mr. Leabt moved that the bill be referred to
the i inance Committee.
Mr. Stevens called op the bill to authorize
tbe Commissioners of Craven Coonty to levy a
special tax for the purpose of bnilding bridges
across meaense aoa ireot nvers. -
The bill passed its second reading yeas 64,
nays 3. -
Bill fixing the. compensation of the several
county ireasorers oi tne state was reaa. ai
lows 5 per cent on. all moneys received and
paid out. J
Mr. Justice, ol Rutherford, offered a substi
tote, authorizing- the commissioners of Ills sev
eral counties to fix the compensation, not to ex
ceed per cent on all moneys received and
paid out- i - ; - , , .
On motion of Mr. Downino the bill and sub
stltute was referred to the Committee on Sala
ries and Fees. -. -.. -.!.. t
Bill to amend act to prevent the obstruction
of fish np Little River to K-. is. wnitiey's milts,
was, on motion of Mr. Stilley, referred to the
Committee on Propositions and Grievances.
Also, a message irom tne senate was receivea,
transmitting a substitute for House bill to re
quest a removal of political disabilities irom cer
tain citizens of the State, tbe substitute being
entitled 41 a resolution asking oor representatives
in Congress to urge the passage pi a general am
nesty act" - '" i -a
Messrs. Stilley and Ingram made remarks ip
opposition to the wording of the preamble.
Tbey both favored tbe principle embodied in tne
substitute, but tbe expression in reference to the
Sun's not shining In all this broad laud on the
brow of a slave " was too high flown, and wonld
sound ridiculous In tbe ears of Congress, Tbey
both favored the reference of the substitute to
some committee. i ,,
Mr. Justice, ol Rutherford, said the matter
had been discussed long enough in the House,
and there was no use in referring the substitute
to a committee. He moved that the Honse con
car in the Senate substitute, and called tbe pre
The previous question being called, the sub
stitute was adopted by the following vote: r.
Tba Messra. Ash worth. Barnett Barnes. Ca
rey, CandUr, Cawthorn, Clayton, Dixon, Down
ing, Gilbert, Graham, Green, Gnnter, Hendricks,
Billiard, Hoffman, Homey, Hndgings, Ingram,
Justus, of Henderson, Justice, of Rutherford,
Kelly of Moore, Kinney, Leary, Long, of Rich
mond, Mendenhall, Moore, ot Chowan, Morris,
Parker, Peck, Price, Proctor, Ragland, Renfrew,
Reynolds, Smith, ot Martin, Snipes, Sweat
Sykes, Vestal and Wilson-41.
Nats Messrs. Ames. Boddic, Carson, Davidson,
Durham, Eagles, Ellis, Ellington, Forkner, Gana-
in, Udiutig, liioson, -urier, iiawKins, mcas,
iirh. Hinuant Hnmnbris. Jarvis. Kellv. of
Davie, Malone, Mayo, McMillan, Moore, ol Ala
xaance, Morrill, Painter, Sea, Robbins, Robin
son, soavcr, oimonds, smith, oi Aiieguany,
Smith, of Wayne, Stevens, Thompson and Whit
ley 38. .
Tbe House adjourned. .k -,(... . ,i :
Ia the Senate, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1809:
Mr. Lassiter. for tbe Committee to wbom
was referred the several memorials resnectinir
the State credit, having the same under consid
eration, reported a series of joint resolutions as
Whereas, Rumors exist which are calculated
and Intended to imperil the good name and hon
or of North Carolina. The General Assembly
deems it appropriate to declare solemnly,
I. That the public debt legally and honorably
contracted belore and since the war is regarded
as inviolable and shall never be questioned.
II. That aside from any consideration and com
mon honesty, we deem the repodiation of aoy
Jiart ot this debt would be the most latal calam
ty in every view which could befall the 8tate,
it would prostiate at a blow public and private
credit it would utterly ruin public and private
industry.it wonld irretrievably debase the public
and private conscience.
III. That the present indebtedness of the
State by the legislative policy of all parties,
who have heretofore had control of the
State Government, the policy inspired and dic
tated we believe f.y an honest and patriotic de
sire to develop oor large resources which are
amply adequate to redeem all oor pecuniary ob
ligations ana ultimately render norm Carolina
as rich in material wealth as she has hitherto
been in good faith.
IV. Tbat priority gives to what are know as
special tax bonds, arises from a constitutional
requirement wnicn we coma not avoia in creat
ing tbat part of the debt hut we declare once
more in tbe most solemn manner onr purpose to
hold equally valid and sacred all our securities
whether kuown as old, or new, or special tax.
V. That the General Assembly Itself to secure
economy In the public expenditures, more rigor
ous accountability of public officers, a laitufol
application ol all public money, and a restora
tion as speedily as onr circumstances win auow
of onr poblic credit
Mr. Ethekidoe moved a suspension of the
rules In order to put the resolution on Its pas
sage. Agreed to, yeas 3D, nays iu.
The resolution passed by tbe following vote:
Yeas Messrs. Beasley, BrogdenrBtTthe, Col-
grove. Davis, Etberidge, Eppcs, Forkner, Gallo
way, Harrington, Hyman, Jones of Columbus,
Jones ol Wake, Lassiter, Legg, Long, Love,
Mason, Martindale, Moore ot Carteret Moore oi
Yancey, Murphy, Richardson, Respass, Scott,
Smith, Stephens, Sweet and Winstead 29.
Nays Messrs. Baines, Beall, Beeman, Gra
ham, Jones of Mecklcuburg, Lindsay, Melchor,
and Wilson 8-
A communication from J. B. Eaves, tendering
his resignation as Senator from tbe 38th district,
Mr. Fokkneb moved that it be accepted.
Mr. Hyman introduced a resolution to with
draw the State bonds from market
Mr. Bltthe introduced a resolution, that no
member of the General Assembly shall be allow
ed any per diem during bis absence Irom the
Senate, except in ca9c of sickness, or detention
on business connected with tbe General Assent
bio. raid over.
In the House, Tuesday, Nov. 30:
Afommunication Irom tbe Attorney General
was read, giving an opinion on the liability of
tbe homestead lor executions arising oot of tort
Mr. Leabt submitted a petition from certain
citizens of Fayettcvilleand Cumberland County,
asking relief Irom the tax imposed upon Fire In
surance Companies organized out of the State.
Keierreo to committee on t inance '
Favorably to resolution to remunerate loyal
citizens lor losses of property destroyed by tbe
mil to antnorize ine commissioners oi craven
county to levy a special tax for the building of
onages. was, at tne reqiesi oi lis mover, post
poned for one day.
itesoiuuon in lavoi oi ine snenn oi naso
coonty. was, on motion of Mr. Leary, referred
to tbe Committee on Finance.
Bill to amend the act in reference to the Wes
tern Turnpike, (giving tbe commissioners of
tsuncomoe county power to poi a ton gats aoy
where on tbe line of said turnpike.) passed its
second reading, yeas 47, nays 23.
- Kesointton, ov Mr. Williamson, in regard to
poll tax (limiting it to $2) was, on motion of
Mr. Morris, relerred to tbe Judiciary commit-
Resolution, by Mr. Painter, reducing the per
ciem ot members ot tne tienerai Assemoiy aoa
the salaries of State and county officers, was, on
motion of Mr. Stevens, indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Justice, ot Rutherford, under a sospeo
sion of the roles, called np code bill in reference
to lernes, roads and bridges.
On motion ol Mr. i ebebee. the bill was re
lerred to a select committee of five.
Mr. Babnett called np bill providing tor the
sale of tbe State's interest in the North Carolina
and tbe Atlantic and North Carolina Railroads,
and moved its reference to tba Finrnec Commit
Mr. Sethoub moved to indefinitely postpone
Mr. Babnett hoped the bill would be referred,
and opposed its indefinite postponement If a
sale snouiu eventually oe determined on, mere
was possibly a chance of getting some ten or
inirreen millions tor tne state's interest in tne
roads, and thereby the State debt could be re
duced that much. '
Messrs. Stilley and Moore of Chowan made
remarks in favor of tha reference.
Mr. Dubbah was opposed to a sale of the
roads, bnt if there was any chance of getting tbe
snm mentioned oy toe gentleman irom rerson
(Mr. Barnett) be might agree to a sale.
air. setmoub saia tnat, mere was an enon oe
Ing made to place different classes of the 8tate
bonds on different grounds that the old ones
were constitutional, and tbe new ones unconsti
tutional. The bill proposed that members should
declare tbat their legislation had been unwise.
and bacLgreatlyfimpaired tbe State credit &c; it
also tcok substantially tbe same ground as tbat
advanced by the gentleman from Johnston (Mr,
Pou) last week. He believed the present was
not the time to say a single word in reference to
a sale of tbe State's interest in the roads. Public
sentiment was against a sale. He believed the
simple introduction of this measure would be
deprecated as a misfortune by the people of the
State. He bad made the motion to test tbe
sense of the House, and hoped that it would
After some lurthor debate, the motion to in
definitely postpoue was lost.
Tbe motion to refer to Finance Committee
Resolution, by Mr. Morris, reducing per diem
was, on motion ol Mr. Stevens, indefinitely
Resolntion, by Mr. Farrow, in favor of the
tax collector of Hyde county, and the Sheriff
ol Cbatbam conoty, was, on motion of Mr. Hod-
gin, referred to the r inance committee.
Resolntion Instructing tbe Judiciary Commit
tee to report what legislation is necessary for
the transfer of certificates of stock sold under
execution, &c, was, on motion of Mr. Stilley,
relerred to tne Judiciary committee.
Bill to allow the sheriffs of Polk aod Ruther
ford counties further time to settle with the
county treasurer, was on motion ol Mr. Proctor,
referred to the Finance Committee.
Bill to further protect the State's interest in the
different railroads of the State, and to require
accountability on the part of their officers, was
on motion ot Mr. uranam, relerred to toe fi
nance Committee. .
Resolution extending t ime of the sheriff of
Hertford county to settle with the State Treas
urer, was, on motion ot Mr. Snipes, referred to
the committee on counties ana lownsnips.
Bill to amend the act concerning townships
was, on motion of Mr. Stilley, referred to the
committee last named.
Bi'l in relation to removing obstructions in
Lomber river, psssed second reading, andntder
a suspension of tbe roles its third readine.
Bill to amend the act to prohibit tbe sale of
intoxicating liquors on tbe Western N. C. Rail
road was read. .....
Mr. Ames moved to amend bv Inserting the
words "provided this amendment shall not ap
ply to hotels." Adopted.
Asamended, the bill passed its second read
ing, and uuaer toe suspension ot tbe rules, Its
. Ia the Senate, Wednesday, Dec. 1, '69 :
Mr. Bltthe : A bill entitled an act to allow
landholders to consolidate their lines.' Referred
to tbe Committee on Judiciary.
A bill to amend an act entitled "an act to re
gulate the proceedings in tbe partition aid sale
01 real aoa personal property, rasees.
A bill to amend and consolidate the several
acts of the General Assembly for the organiza
tion and government of the University and other
purposes. r ; ;.
Mr. SHonrwEH moved to strike ont "African'.'
io certain sections and insert "colored." Motion
prevailed. - - - r '- 1 . ;
. Tbe bill as amended passed, i-'-ri's:;.
A bill to repeal an act entitled "an act to re
quire the registration of deeds, V .ratified April
13. 1869. .
Mr. 8weet moved that the bill be referred to
tbe Judiciary CemmlttiM-with instructions to
prepare a bill to require .the registration of un
registered aeeas, e. 4.
Mr. Robbins objected. ,
. a 0111 emmea an aci 10 amuonzewe commls- 1
sioners ot rerquiman county to- issue Bonds, 1
Passed-yeas 28, nays 3.. ...
Mr. Robbins moved a reconsideration of the I
Din lor the reason that th ConsUtutioa wa-4
conmci wun u m its present snape,,, m ;, -,
i bill merely
i debt and
a adopted and
tracted before the Coo .i-uuou .
I believe It does not apply Jo. tue 'payment of
Mr. Coos said the Constitution declares that
no county or corporation shall contract any debt
U.L I- - - 1 .tn M..JfMlHM
, the Constitution without submitting it ta tha 4
vote of the people, and ae believtd it was sate to
be on the right side and Insert a provision, of-. '
this kind which would not injure the Intention,
of the bill, bnt render It warfect -. ii i - .i .
The bill as amended, passed iti several read
A bill to provide ior the funding of the public
Mr. Graham offered a substitute entitled a
bill to provide for the, payment and lntensst of,
the poblic debt
Mr. Robbins moved thai the "bill and its sub
stitute be made the special order for Monday
next at 11 o'clock, and that the snbstituta.be
printed. - v . .ui si,:
Mr. Liodsev moved that it be referred to the,
'Judiciary Committee. Lost The motion to
make it tne special order, prevail ea.
A bill entitled an act to extend the power of
coroner to commissioners of wrecks in certain
cases passed. ' 1 ' -..
A Bill entitled an act to amend 660 title 21, ot
the code of Civil Procedure. '
Mr. Brogden said there-were--a great dealot
hardships Imposed by the restriction of this sec
tion, and he believed If the entire section- was
stricken out, it would be a great saving to the
Counties. It would, incase this section was
stricken out, be a saving in many mstanoea of
100.000 dollars per year, for the. mason that
when persons are indicted by tbe prosecuter or
the Grand Jury, and they fail of 'conviction, the
Court of tbat section has to endure the hard
ships ol undergoing the whole cost The coon
ties were imposed on in this manner. ';vJ ' '
The Bill baying passed its third reading, Mr.
Robbins moved that it be reconsidered and re
committed to the Judiciary Committee. Agreed '
A bill to require Clerks and Treasurers of
townships to give bond. Passed. - .
A bill in legard to tbe duties ot tbe Judges of
the Superior Court Passed. , - .
Mr. Respass said the obiect oi tbe bill was.
that when the public business is neglected and
the Judge does not open his court in proper
time, this was to say to him, that if he did not
open his court at tbe proper time or neglect his
business in any way he shall not be paid for It .
t he resolution to witnaraw Btato oonas irom
market was taken op.
Mr. Moore, of Carteret moved that' It be re
ferred to the Committee on Internal Improve
Mr. Respass moved that It be postponed and
made the special order to" Tuesday next at 13
o'clock. Agreed tu. A
A resolution that no member of the .General
Assembly shall be allowed any per diem daring
his absence from the Senate except in case ot
sickness or detention on bosiness connected
with tbe General Assembly.
Mr. Davis said he hoped tho resolution would
not pass as he believed it was not stringent
enoueh. and that there might be set of reso
lutions drafted tbat would keep even enough of
members togetner ior tne aiscnarge oi puonc
business, he moved tbat it be referred to the
committee on Propositions -and Grievances.
Mr. Bltthe claimed thai it was dishonest ior
members oWhe Genual Assembly to claim (7
per day when tbey were' at home on their own
business, and be believed in no instance bad
they the right to charge the people anything ex
cept when engaged on business specially apper
taining to the affairs of the State.
Mr. Davis' motion prevailed, and the resoln
tion was referred to the Committee on Propo
sitions and Grievances.
Resolution requesting an - additional report
from the State Auditor. . !. 1:4 1 1,1
The Honse resolntion asklnir the Represen
tatives and Senators in Congress to use their in
flnence for the total abatement of North Caro
lina's qnota of the United State direct tax On
real estate. r
Mr. Lindsey offered an amendment requesting
that the tax paid by certain counties be refund
ed. .'-. '...,,.
The resolntion as amended passed by the fol
lowing vote: - ' -- .-..1.0.
Yeas Messrs. Barnes. Beall. Beeman. Brog
den, Burns, Blythe, Cook, Cherry, Davis, Eppcs,
Harrington, Lassiter, Legg, Lindsay, Long, Love, .
Mason, Melchor, Moore of Carteret, Murphy, '
Richardson, Resspass, Robbins, Soott, Shorfner,
Sweet White, Winstead, Wilson 33. '
Nats Messrs. Bellamy,' Colgrove. 'Etberidge
8. ,-. i-ri .i-ra - i 'j.
Ia the House, Wednesday, Dee' 1 1 rr '
Mr. Ames, from the committee on Internal
Improvements, reported favorably on the bill re
lating to the Western Turnpike Road, leading
irom Asnevuie to murpny ; ana .- ..,
Favorably on bill to incorporate the Granville
Mr. setmoub, irom ine committee on tne
Judiciary, reported favorably to bill to "author
ize committees ot Investigation to enforce the
attendance of witnesses." - . ? . y.
Unfavorably to bill to incorporate the Ran
dolph Manufacturing Company. (BUI after
wards wnnarawn oy tne mover, nr. Asno
worth.) - . .
And a substitute bill In reference tbpoll tax as
requested by a resolution introduced by Mr.-Williamson.
' ' I "' 1- .:
Mr. Gatltn. from . the Judiciary Committee,
reported favorably on the resolntion concerning
tne taxes levied on tne itaiegu a uaston ana toe
Wilmington & Wcldon Railroads.
Adopted under a suspension ot the rules.
Mr. Downino-arose to a question of privilege.
and said tbat be found a pamphlet on his table
addressed as "an appeal to the people of North
Carolina," which was filled with misrepresenta
tions. He desired to know by what authority
this pamphlet had been placed on the desks Of
members f . . , a .. ..
Tbe Chair said that it was a custom to distri
bute documents of this nature, by placing them
on the desks of members. ....
Bv Mr. Parker, loiot resolution providing for
taking a recess of the General Assembly Irom
tbe 20th of December, 1869, to January 4, 1870,
and that no per diem be allowed during tba re-
The rules were suspended for the considera
tion of the resolution, , j ;i
Mr. Justice moved to lay the whole matter
on the table. Prevailed. ' " '
By Mr. Barnett: Bill to authorize the Peters
burg Rail Road Company to-ran a oew road from
any point on their present road, not exceeding
two miles North of its- depot at Garyshurg to
and into Weldon and for other purposes.. . Re
lerred to tne committee on. internal improve
ments. By Mr. Poo: Resolution providing for taklnir
a recess Irom the 13th ot December, 1889, to the
18th of January, 18T0. Laid over. : '
Bv Mr. Ames : Resolntion In favor of K F.
Cox, late Sheriff ot Lenoir county. Referred.
By Mr. Graham 1 Joint resolutions nrovidlntr
for the insane. Instructs the Board ot Public
Charities to ascertain and report by the first ot
January next, or earlier, at what rates three
stone buildings, capable of accommodating 100
patients each, could De procured at one of the
eoildiogs to be located in the East one in the
center, and one in tbe West Adopted nuder a
snspension 01 ine roies.
Oo motion nf Mr. Harris ot Wake the bill lor
the snpprcssion of outrages committed by dis
guised persons was postponed till the 1st Mon
day in January.
Mr. Vest called up his motion, made on Mon
day last and postponed till to day, to reconsider
the vote by which the House agreed to go Into
committee of the whole at 0 o'clock on to
morrow, (inursoay.) ,.,....(
Mr. sweat moved to lay tne motion to recon
sider on the table. .1. "iii .
Prevailed by the following vote:
Yeas Messrs. Areo. Barnett Barnes. Blair.
Boddic, Candler, Carey, Clayton, Darham,
Eagles, Ellis, Farrow, Ferebecv Gibson, Green,
Gner, Harris ot Franklin. Harris of Wake,
Hawkins, Hayes, Hicks, High, , tlmnant, Hod
nett, Hudgings, Kellytof Davie, Leary, Long of
Chatham, Malone, McMillan, Moring, Moore of
Alamance, Moore of Chowan,' Nicholson,- Pain
ter, Parker. Feck,Pou,Price, Renfrew, Robinson,
Reynolds, Shaver, Smith, of Alleghany, Smith of
wayne, Stanton, sweat sykes, mompson,
Welch, Whitley,-WlUiama-otHarnett, Williams
of 8amuson, and Williamson 54.
Nays- Messrs. Ames, Armstrong, Ashworth,
Banner, Canon, Dixon, Downing, - Ellington,
Forkner, Franklin, Galling, Gilbert, Graham,
Gunter, Hendricks, Hoffman, Ingram, Justus, of
Henderson, Kelly of Moore, Kinney, Long of
Richmond, Matheson, Mayo, McCanlcss, Mend
enhall, Morrill, Pearson, Proctor, Ragland, Sey
mour, Seigrist, 8tevens, YestaL Vest, , . Waldrop,
andWUson-36.. - , Tl " "
' Mr. Pou moved a snspension of the rales' for
tbe purpose of considering a bill reported fa
vorably by the Judiciary Committee, entitled
"an act to authorize committees of investiga
tion to eulorce the attendance of witnesses,"
After great debate, the House adjourned
without coming to a vote. y---J .-.... -i
"'' . ' 1 ,;ii' t'y-'-l .-lif
'::.-, Heavy Emigration. i-i'r-,.--i
' The tide of emigration to ' Arkansas and
Texas is increasing in volume. , Emigrant
wagons iue through our streets daily almost
by the hundred. Over fifty passed through
la urange in one day recently, ana nine car
loads arrived, by the Memphis and Charles
ton railroad one day last . week. The .emi
grants . are of the poorest and. bard-fisted
class; but seem to be well clad and comfor
table as a general thing1 The halP trom
North Carolina, East Tennessee, Georgia and
Alabama, A bad season for crops and un
renumerative returns, or none at all, coupled
with a desire to own lands (which' are cheap
in Texas and Arkansas) are among the caus
es f this emigration. Most of toe B,'bf course
have hitherto been mater-of lands. The
immigration to. Tennessee is of a more. ad
vanced 4nd thrifty ctass, as well as ' more
enlightened and progressive, and is' coiefly
trom Virginia and the Middle and Western
States:. They have been walbttHdoat home,
bnt, are led here- in; iew of fe wider and
more inviting field open to enterprise,' labor
Mr. BbooSes did not
provisions applied to t
S re vide for the payn
le Constitution tiey a
new debt shall be creatt.
it be submitted to IM v
the Constitution did not. r
owing shall not t pad. 1