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itl&r, ;:.c.;vi wiirfris: 15. 1869
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Letters must be addressed to '
M. S. LITTLEFIELD.
These handsome labrics, which are new to
American manufacture, attracted great at
tention at the late fair at the American In
aitntc in New York, and as they now form
art of the standard dress materials lady
readers may like to know how they com
pare with the foreign article. They are
composed of silk and wnol, and look exactly-
like the lamotis Irish poplins, except in
the want of a certain hih finish, which in
the ease of genuine Irish poplins of the best
make, have reached absolute perfection in
colors (though not in the Taricty and beauty
of shade), they are quite cvual. and the meth
od of nianulacture seems to be exactly the
ame. The price at present is fifty cents
less than Irish poplin; it is $2.25 per yard.
The durability of these goods, and also of
the silks of native Hiannfacture which have
ol late been introduced into the market,
must be tested by time, but they claim to
be of the best quality and fully equal in every
respect to foreign fabrics of the same grade.
Quite a revolution has been effected in
lingerie, at least so far as collars are con
cerned; the simple little linen collars which
have been worn so Ion-; have been displaced
by Valenciennes ruffles, by stiff lace cuffs, in
the Elizabethan style, and by large stomach
er collars, composed of inserted needlework,
alternating with little puffings of lace and
finished with narrow fluted trills of Valen
The only linen collars that are used are
narrow at the back and hare square corners
turned in front. Tligy are edged with a fine
fluted ruffle of Valenciennes lace, w hich is
left standing at the back but turns down
with the corners in front The same design
is used in lace and needlework, only to the
collar a stomacher is added, which is very
dressy and imparts a styliih appearance in
je most ordinary toilet. The ruffs are add
ed to the inside of tlt; boddicp, and not
only stand np but out from the throat. They
e sometime!: made of Valenciennes edging,
added to fine, clear mnslin. Plain hemmed
muslin is used for mourning.
Skirts uf house dresses may be made
walking length, or slightly trained, but they
are much shorter than last season.
Trained and even demi trained dresses are
wholly reserved for evening wear. There is
no change in the arrangement of the skirts,
except that there is rather more fullness at
Basques, over-dresses and postilion basques
to high bodies are as much worn in the
house as in the street, but the low-throated
bodices, heart or V shaped, which arc so
pretty fur the house, are considered veir
bad taste upon the promenade, unless the
corsage is entirely hidden by the cloak or
Heart shaped waists and high revers are
the favorite ordinary indoor wear.
Plain high bodies have the trimming laid
on to simulate the V, the reTers or the Ra
phael square, the latter very low.
A bow is used to ornament the tops of t he
Aecves. or an epaulette, the plaiting of the
inter turned up over the shoulder, instead
of down over the sleeve, as heretofore.
Puffed and plain coat sleeves are the
principal styles used for house dresses. The
latter have frequently a puff at the top or
plaitings at the elbow, and a deep cuff,
which is real, not simulated, at the waist.
Sailor colars are still much worn ; the
urrow and wide ruffled ones are snperce
fel by the plain ones, with deep points on
Embroidered cam'-rio cuffs, w ith small
gauntlets of very open embroidery, and
colars ot the Sliaks,pere:in style are much
The largest liberty is allowed in collars.
They may be wide or narrow, according to
The prevalent style of dressing the neck
low, with collar and tie, and throat orna
ment, is considered so attractive hat many
young Indies omit the fur collar at this sea
son, when it is. so necessary, and conse
quently make themselves liable to graceful
Jet ornaments are so extremely popular
that single pins, with large covered heads
sad fringe attachments, sell at f 33 each,
and from that to twenty -five cents.
A Child Walks over a mile in his Sleep.
A case of sleep-walking occurred on Wed
nesday night which, to say the least ol it, is
rather stmntie. Mrs. Moore, wife of Justice
Charies E. Moore, residing at No. 644 Car
roll street, her daughter and little son, Wil
lie, nine years old, went to the house of
Theodore Kearney. Esq,, on Huron street n
the night stated. It was arranged that Mr.
Moore and her daughter should accompany
Mrs. Kearney' family to an-cntertainment,
and Willie Moore to 'be. left ti. dire. The
boy was sent to bud, and the servant, soon
altcrward fell asleep. . 'About niidnight
- j 'u .Vuur. !r- bad remained at Iks
." I.-, arouM.d frout hi sleep by a
king a! the front door. He went down
s, opened the d or. ani was astonished
t' i.i J iiis ! "Willie tTanning in the door
v si-, aop.in iitly a-l'ep. Without ilisturb
r In.a ii allowed the lad to go np stairs,
I tii" l'.t!! fellow deliberately undraard
; n.s-lf and . - tiety ensconced under the
( 'a. Inthi-5 asleep. He had brought
'. ,( .-: ' .K'J Is clothes, and slept quiet-
Vi 'lL "r---'.3t imaytiA tbm alarm
-rir-.Trr-'-:7 V; .-'. r re.'Mwtauda7M-r
. &-.;( Sr.tlinu '-..c front door of
v M" Kenrm y hi;j- op.,u, 'he servant fast
st.s, nd Witi-e M - k. The excite
ment ws interesting for a v. bile, bnt when
tlie uiot ! r and lan-j;St r went home their
ytrr je n rni v. i. i i,y ,t seems,
had g"t up in his sleep and walked a mile
and a half to his home. '
t J Tne Kelt Census.
jhe census of 1870 will show but little
crease in the populaiion of New England,
while tbe West has grown so rapidlv in the
Uizen planting business as- to secure the
ol political power Iroin the East The
uthern States have bad their irrepre
itablepopulatioii increased by nearly two
UUons oi colored men. The number of
weseniaiivcs io winch the States are enti
tin Congress is 241, and this npon the
nsof one representative to every 127,000
labitants. it is now estimated that the
fcus of 1870 will show a population not
ith short Of 40.000,000 of inhabitants.
th the number t rcpres-ntatives, there
I- Oil ff la-tll .1 r
t. rt, .v. - ii imiwv me rano oi rep-
blatioa br each representative from 127.-
U 161,000 inhabitants, , ,i,e wr
i'liepopuliiUoft. ' .
. Wt art not rexpontibU for l& twaa -
Corretpendmtti. . .. . .'. . r
All Communimtioiu intemtal far publico
tim mud U accompanied hi the nam of tin ,
author. The turnu fuiluisd
vafat by requathut tiw rajvin il at
guarantee of good faith, Editoh ! o
Standard. , . ' . ''
' Toi the Standard. ' 7
Mr. Editor: Yotir general invitation
tot correspondence- with the ' peojite, time
and again has been, noted, and believing
yours to be truly a peoples paper.nud as our
Legislature is now in session, I beg leave to
la? before you grievance, i ffecting all tho.
timber, lumber, and-naval 'store counties
trading with Wtltiington. -.). V
All tim Iwr,- lumber .stores, and naval
stores, most be inspected, according to law
This of course Is ery proper. But should
we not have good and faithful inspectors t
Befora the war, if one should Ire dissatisfied
with -an inspection , bill he could call for a
new inspection. But now it seems that all
the inspectors ara froto New Hanover coun
tyunknown to the people np the country,
and rumor has it, that all combine nindjul
of the day of rings, and man has no prefer
ence. Persons carrying timber are often
surprised by the time he tie his rope to find
some stranger measuring bis timber. - . :;i
Suppose he appeals for a new .inspection
he appeals from onj partner to another.
Now we are willing for New Hanover to
have a lions share but tht people appeal
for a representative anlong the timber and
lumber and naval store inspectors at Wil
mington, for at least one inspector from Bla
den, Cumberland, Harnett, Sampson, Rolxi
son, Duplin, Brunswick and Columbus. Let
the law be amended sa that the Governor
may give ns a representative accordingly. x
The producers, as well as the purchasers
and the big Slate of New Hanover, hould
be represented. ' ' i
We approve and endorse your efforts to
maintain the credit of our State. nur ef
forts to break up . all combinations against
the interest of the' peopie. The Standard is
regarded as a truly patriotic and liberal pa
per by ad fair men who see it in this sec
tion. Success to yon Mr. Pike you are the
right man in the right place.
Cumlierland, Dec. 2nd 1869.
P. 5. Inspectors fees before the war were
20 cents per foot on timber. They are now
40 cents, while limber is no higher price.
These fees should be reduced to 30 cent. Do
let's have fair play, and we know you say
amen. ' ' ' -'n?-v
For the Standard.
Mr. Editok : Will you allow a stranger,
and a Conservative, to congratulate you on
the several editorials which have appeared
in your paper in fact the whole tone of the
Stakdahd since it has been under your
control. ' :
I have read with great satisfaction the
stand you took in regard to the North Car
lina Railroad, and what you said in regard
to a general amnesty, and yaur views in re
gard to poor old North Carolina and immi'
gration. - '
Ton say, also, that you are down on all
ring3 that may be formed to bleed our poor,
down trodden people, or 4wrds to that
My dear sir, I bid you God speed ; and if
you are not endorsed by your party, come
down this way, for I think you have a soul,
and we endorse any man with such a soul,
even though be is a native of Maine. '
In your conduct of the organ ot your par
ty, I am glad to see that you. are struggling
to heal former prejudices, and hope you
may succeed, God's blessings is upon the
peace maker. ' !
Now, my dear sir, allow me tn suggest
that you plead lor retrenchment in State
expenses, and plead also in behalf of our
poor tax payers, and beg the Legislature to
adjourn, and' also to "lower their per diem,
s i i ' onrs,'i -i ""
Dec. 3. 1809.. i CUMBERLAND.
For the Standard.
Mr. Eidtor : Another one of our old and
esteemed citizens has departed this life, ;
Dr. Thomas W. Gregory died in the town
of Halifax on Friday night Dccemler 3d,
aged nearly 70 years. He leaves ehinrt
him two sons and one danghtcr to mourn
his death. The Doctor had many warm
friends wh will ever cherish his memory,
but he has gone to "that bourne from whence
no traveller returns." "Death rides on every
passing breeze and larks in every flower. t
He was the father of our most excellent
Superior Court Clerk, Capt. Jno. T. Grcgiwv.
United States District Coart District ol
Is Rb Thoe. K. CtmsToti, Banebcpt:
1 Assignee can only sell Bankrupt interest ex
cept under an order of Court. '
3. The proceeds of sales of Bankrupt's intoreat
cannot be applied to the satisfaction and dis
charge of a judgement craditor lieu.
C. H. Clybam flies his petition In this . cause
in which he alleges that bjlore the Bankruptcy
of Cureton a judgment which now belongs to
the petitioner bad been obtained afrainst Cureton,
in Lancaster county, 8. C, that there was prop
erty belonging to Cureton, botli real and person
al, in the county of Lancaster, more than suffi
cient to satisfy the said judgment Irom the time
the judgment was rendered up to a period after
the Bankruptcy, when Cureton's Assignee took
charge of and sold the same.
The petition further alleges that by the laws of
South Carolina, a judgment duly entered, Is Irom
the time of such entry, a Hen upon tbe property
of the defendant in the county in which it Is
docketted. And asks the Court to order the As
signee to satisfy the judgment mentioned out of
the proceeds ol tbe sales of the property men
tioned. The petitioner establishes his judgment by sl
ing a duly ccrtifled copy thereof. And proves
the law in regard to liens of judgment in South
Carolina in the mode well recognized by tbe
Couit. - ' '
It U not stated that the Assignee of Cureton
sold any of thu property situated In Lancaster
district under the order of tl o Bankrupt Court.
" If an assignee desires to sell ehotet in action,
or to sell property the- title to which, is in
dispute, so as to vest in the purchaser a
good title, or clear of incumbranres, such as
signee most petition the District Court of the
United States a a Court of Bankruptcy nd ob
tain an order for such sale. And' )n no other
way can the assignee sell such prope rty, treed
from any pre-existing lawful Hen 'or Incum
brance. The assignee may not apply for such
order, but he is free to offer the property sub
ject to lawful incumbrances"', and should do so
unless he shall believe that with bis roanagctpcijt
he will be able to' create a iund or increase a
fnnd In which, grneral Creditor will be inter-
Si4"..- "-?' -. -
If the assiguce sell incumbered property by
order ol court, then the Incumbrances is trans
ferred to the land raised by tbe salc,"and the
Court will protect the interests of tbe parties. I had no more power nver S tha
if ."Jifn yiii iihqt n..h o"Myrnvf,' manatain of garni te
, u ,! Mrr Tf tha asslgnuieut veaVTbrai iignt to the ground,
ed in him and subject to any and all incurs- j astonishing state of affairs tealli
Court will protect the interests of the parties,
branees existing and perfect at tbe commence
ment of the proceedings in bankruptcy. . I
This question was in efiuc: decided at tbe
last terra of tbu Circuit Court ol the United
States lor this District the Chief Justice presi
ding, in the cases of Lanier, Braos, Ac. vs. D.
Riddick, and Rogers vs. poodwln, and more re
cently I bare decided tbe same questions in
volved In this case, in the matter of Win. 6.
Jordan, reported In the Bankruptcy Register,
vol. 3, page 4&. : '. r . -. :
Inasmuch as It is not abowa that tin assignee
sold the property la Lancaster, S. C under or-
der of tbe Bankruptcy Court, tba Court pre
sumes tbat no such order was asked tor or ob
tained and Ittollows that no further or higher
Interest in tha property was soM by brat than
inch estate as vested ta ekat by the assignment
made to him by tbe Register -and Ut the sale
so mads was subject to all legal liens or Incum
brances KXistlng at the commencement of tbe
proceedings In bankruptcy. . .
- The order prayed for Is refused. " '
' Let this be certifjeg to Mr. Register Shaffer,
Bteltfh, )i. C, -t-rtt ; "f
r..Ve..vr iot,.., gW.-BROOKeo:
Arrival Sea Serpent aad Baby eta
t v --r, j tho Atlantic Coast. , fr i (i. .
Tha,;good hip Scottish Bride, 'two
months out from Bordeaux, which arrived
at this port; Sunday, was freighted with tbe
tory of large marine monster, which the
captain, as there U no duty on such mer
chandute, was enabled to unfold without
delay, and made manifest (without the as
sistance of the custom house officials) to a
wondering reporter yesterday as followeth:
"When about 200 miles off Delaware Bay,
in the edge of the Golf stream, in lattitude
88 deg. 1 and longitude 74 deg. the weath
er grew suddenly calm, and they saw the
great serpent. f
Capt. Allen is a bluff seaman, who has
followed the ocean as., poofcssioh, lor the
ksjt:ten years.. He is the very type of an
American skipper, and all the statements
he makes In regard tn the serpent arcwor
thy of belief. He stales that on the 22d of
thu) nvotitb, when in the position above sot
down, he descended to hia cabin at about
nann. He was just about eating his dinner
when his second mate descended the cabin
stairs, and in an excited manner told him
his presence was required on deck. Think
ing the ship bad sprung a leak or that soma
other dire mishap had befallen them', he
dropped the tempting morsel before him,
and rushed up. When he arrived on deck
be tound the' crew assembled on the' star
board side of the vessel, looking with Awe
stricken faces into the water. Not know
ing the meaning of their strange canduct,
lie also went there, and a sight met his eye
the memory of which will never fade. '
During the morning the weather had been
rather blustering. The wind . had been
blowing from "all quarters" at the same
time. But now there had come a calm, and
the water was quiet, and; clear as glass,
although the sky was covered with dark,
heavy clouds, that threatened to burst forth
into a deluge at any moment Upon -ap
proaching the side of the vessel, the captain
saw in t lie water beaeaih a monster such as
he had never seen In-fore. It was about 25
feet in length, and proportionately thick;
its head was very large and flat, idiile at
each side, on tbe extreme edge, were set
two bright scintillating eyes, which, he says
looked dangerous and wicked. Its hack
was covered with large scales like the croc
odile, about three inches in lengeh, which
hooked together and formed an impenetra
ble armor.- Its belly was a tawny yellaw
color, and altogether bideaus. . It was ac
companied, ly a smaller specimen of its own
species, which may have been its unspring.
This was but few feet m length, but in
shape and color closely resembled the larger
one. ; ,
With the usual superstition that always
takes hold of this ciiss, they regarded the
serpent with a sort of religious horror, and
all the efforts ot the captain to have them
make some attempt to capture it were almr
tive. They looked upon it assomeihingsu
pernaturul, and were not disposed to med
dle with it. The thing was about four feet
from tho vessel, was lying but a few feet be
low the surface of the water, and was easily
discernible to all on board. The captain
gave orders to have a boat lowered to at
tack the monster, but in the meantime the
attention of the smaller one was called to
tbe presence of the vessel. It raised a few
inches above the surface, and then went to
ward its larger friend, and seemed to tell it
of the circumstance; but whatever trans
pired b tween them, the larger one raised
Us head as though to investigat its sur
roundings, and then, with an easy motion,
it dropped into the ocean. In disappear
ing, it went head downwaid, and its body
described a circle like a hook, its tail rising
ontof the water, which, the captain says,
tapered off to a sharp point "
The calm that had beset the vessel in the
morning now gave place to a strong north
west breeze, that as night closed around
burst into a storm, accompanied by vivid
lightning and rolling thunder.
.The ship was tossed about by tho relent
less waves which ever and anon broke over
her with great fury, and during the whole
of this fearful night the sailors would not
go on deck without lanterns, such was their
fear of meeting the monster. Now and then
tbey would go the captain and ask his opin
ion on the probability of that occurrence,
but he being no wiser than- themselves,
would laugh at their fears and bid them go
to their work.
About morning the storm died away, bnt
until the followiug day, when they came in
sight of the land, the brave men co'ertained
an unexpressed dread of the reappearance
of the monster. , -
Ca.pt. Allen thinks that tho monster came
from the regions of Florida, where he has
often heard of similar creatures from other
shipmasters, and by following the warm cur
rent of the Gulf Stream it reached the pos
ition where he found it.
In his opinion it is a deep water animal,
and lie accounts for its appearance so near
the surface by the fact of the dark day, and
tlie monster not knowing how high up he
Deliberate and Fatal Case of Assastuaa
- tion in Indiana.
A man named Lowry was killed at Bates
ville, Decatur county, on Wednesday morn
ing, under the following circumstances:
He lived at a small place called Ander
sor.ville, in Rush county, and on account of
his lawlessness was a terror to the neighbor
hood. He was accustomed to levy small
sums by threatening to burn bams or kill
stock, and was generally successful. A few
days ago he demanded five dollars ot a
young man named Walker, whose father is
a wealthy farmer, and' threatened to burn
the old mail's barn if the demand was not
complied with. Walker refused him the
sum, and on Monday night the barn was
fired and completely destroyed, with two
mules and eleven horses and a lot of agri
cultural implements,, all of the value of
$7000. Lowry disappeared, but the Walk
ersfather and son procured a warrant
for his arrest, tracked him to Batcsville arid
came upon him white he was eating breakfast
at a house there. Young Walker slipped in,
drew a pistol and fired, killing him instant
ly. The body was removed to the depot
and the-old man left aw tch over him,
while the son went to Morris after a coroner.
The old man, who is seventy seven years
of age, said he intended to take the corpse
back to Rush county, and that it was a
great deal easier to carry him that way than
if alive. " The: affair" caused a good deal of
excitement, bat everybody approved tbe ac
tion of the Walkers, and no attempt had
been made to arrest them at last advices.
A Miraele in Keatacky.
A strange story is current among the col
ored people, and is exciting some of them
quite too much for their happiness, It is as
follows: Some time ago (not long, however)
a child died, and its body was duly confin
ed and taken to the burying ground. There
it was deposited alongside tbe newly open
ed grave. . .After the "service at the grave"
a colored man took "hold of the coffin to
hand it down into the grave, but to his as
tonishment be could not move it He call
ed to his assistance another stout fellow, and
the two tried but failed to budge the coffin.
Two more came to their help, aad the four
had po more power nver a than they would
f ayload.. This
astonishing state of affairs tailed for an' ex
planation, and it was determined to open
the coffin and see what was inside of it. It
was done, and behold, tbe child was alive.
Further examination developed the fact that
thero was printed upon the bottom of its feet
these wurds : "There has been no preacher
itf He icn for eleven hundred years." The
colorea people people say that tbe Lord did
not intend to let that child be buried alive,
and so took this method of preventing it
It is our opinion that some designing scamp
has been playing npon the credulity or these
people for some sinister purpose. Lexington
(.At.,) BtOteOTMB, xov. zo. '- I
. ... i-.-
C1 The natural resting place for animals to
Ue down on is the face of the earth. They
always arise from this natural lied refreshed
and full of-vtgoK-Aftcrtl stretch and a
shake ol traeatserve, they fcer its if a new
life, had been infused iuta them, and they go
forth to the duties of the day with a .fresh
ness tbat is pleasant to behold. Now, this
nntnral bed of earth, tn lie down on, is fur
nished exactly suited to their nature,, their
wants and tbair condition, by a good coat-
ing of soil, kept and, frequently renewed, pp.
., Hydrophobia , A Terrible Death.
v Our city Thursday was t he scene of mo
heartrending occurrence a death .by hydro
phobia. The victim of the nsarfur innlady was
a youngnian by the name of John Alexander,
a- n-oi J. IV. Alexandra Tku roottg cdon had.
lavti I'ltlcn by
tabid, dorf aa.driHg nx
the 20tb( last August. He did not knoA'
. at the time that the dog was mad. ; He
nought professional' a Ivice.butwae assured by
the physician that he was m ko 1 danger, j
toe scratches and wounds healed quickly,
and he thought no more about the mutter
until last Tuesday nisjlit, when, after being
initiated a member of the Ashland Lodge
of Good Templars, he experienced on taking
a drink of water a nit singular and unplea
sant feeling in his throat, but he soon got
over it. He was troubled with nothing
more unpleasent until Wednesday afternoon,
at about four o'clock, whrn, on again at
temping to take a glass of watur,he f nind he
could not drink., He then immediately sus
pected tbe cause of his sickness, and determ
ined to folly test it:' . He tried to force wat
er into his mouth with a spnoh, but his arm
gave a spasmodic jerk, sending the spoon
lijing through the air, ami he IrU .back un
nerved and wild and sick, both from the
effects of th malady and the horrible cer
tainty ' of his rapidly approaching fate.
: . - He was confined te his bed all Wednesday
night. On Thursday morning he got rapid
ly worse, and continued to suffer- most ter
rible till the time o his death. The agony
he endured no words can describe; and the
physicians attending him said his were tlie
most fearful sufferings they ever bad witness
ed. He howled and snarled and barked like
a dog. He scratched and clawed at the bed
clothing nntil it was almost torn tn shreds.
Spasms and convulsions succeeded each oth
er, racking his tortured laidy and causing
him to foam at the mouth liken wild and ra
bid animal, and, in his frenzy, the veins
would swell as if they would burst, and he
would bark and cough as though his lungs
would be forced up, and blood would gush
in streams from hia mouth and nostrils. ,The
bed, on which be was held down by strong
men, was saturated through and through
with the crimson streams. . Strange to say,
he was conscious nearly the entire time,
anil devoted and self-sacrificing, ho firmly
insisted that none of his agonized and weep
ing relations should be allowed to come
near him, as he was afraid he might injure
them. His father, who had been absent ar
rived a little while before his death, but on
being told that be had come, he exclaimed,
Don't let him see me.' At about two o'clock
his sufferings became even more intensified,
and be screamed and shrieked, 'water! water!
force it down mel Oh, death, hurry, hurry!"
'His attendant Dhvsiciansaiain administered
chloroform most copiously and its soothing
ii uu pain-ueaaening enects came witn thrice
blessed power, breaking the force of the last
fearful momenta ofsuffuiing. Tbe unfortunate
victim of that most horrible of all maladies.
hydrophobia, escaped front his tortures at
quarter past two o'clock Thursday after
noon. Mr A.exandur was nnlv nineteen vears
old, had lately joiued the baptist-church, and
was Known as a m st excellent and indus
trious young man. Lexington (JTy) Obtmrv
er and lit porter. Sot. 20.
Swallowing Snakes -The Revelations of
a Londoa Professional. '
'Tell us about snakes, Peter:" said Purty
Bill. "That's a good story, sir," to the
writer. - -
'Ah! that wos the most unlikely thin" I
hever took to. It went against my stomach
hawful to swaller the snakes at first, ami I
don't believe I'd ever have done it if it
hadn't been for Judy, who said to me when
I kicked agin it
"Wot difference does it make, Peter,
whether you swallow red hot coals or,
snakes ? The snakes has their stings all ta
ken out, and it's nothing more than swal
lowing a sausage or a pork, saveloy."
Well, I went at it with a very had 'art.
and my old woman used to play "Boney's
March Across the Ualps," aud tbe "Det of
Kelson whenever I swallowed a snake.
Ton see I generally took a snake about four
teen or Alteon inches, or maybe, a foot and a
half lone. The suns is out. ve know, and
takes the head and puts the snake in, and
if he docsn t go down why I pinches his
tail, and then lie rolls down tbe throat. It
made me sea sick at firt, and the people in
Sussex thought I was tho devil out and out,
and a good many hexamined my feet, which
were in tights, to see if I had cloven leet. A
goo.li.-h lot of people thinks that the snnke
goea entirely down the throat, but it stands
to reason that the snake is more frightened
than the man. and be does not go down.and
hif he did he would be glad to come up, I
can tell you."
"Don't yu put something in your
throat," said a boy of fourteen, who was
known among the fraternity as "Teddy the
Kinchin ;" "I mean, to make the snake sick
if he'd go too far t"
"No, that's no use at all. You see he
doesn't go half the way down. Pe isafruid,
is the snake, and it you cough he'll come up
and draw himself up and coil in a bunch in
your mouth. But the dutters who pay their
money think that the snake is in your stom
ach. It stands to reason that he'd get sick.
It makes a man retch, and the first snake I
swallowed I threw np and had awful vom
its, but the next one I rather relished it,
and it did nica sight o' good, like an oyster
does after ye ave been drinking at night
and take tuppence worth of natives in the
morning. Well, when I began snake swal
lowing it was rather new, and I had it all
my own way for a long time, but Dually
lots of men began to swallow snake, and
coal swallowing was not so good as it
used to le, so I took to ballad singing, Judy
and L i
Caught Alter a Long Ch ise.
In Utah Territory, in 1887, a paymaster
in tho army was set npon by his escort of
soldiers belonging to company C, second in
fantry regiment, and his money chest, con
taining about 933,000. taken from him. The
paymaster's version of the affair was not be
lieved, and a court ot inquiry was appointed
to investigate the case. A party of soldiers
was sent off after the supposed robber. Af
ter the paymaster was fleeced of his funds
the soldiers fell in with a bind of Indians,
and alter a short stiuggle were overpowered
ana taken prisoners, inucompany cent out
in quest of the robbers came upon the same
band of ledums, and after a short hut fierce
struggle captured the whole party. The
members of the paymaster's escort were tried
and five of them were sentenced tn the Btate
prison for a term of three years. , While con
fined in the guard houso at Fort Sedgwick
the prisoner managed- to mttko their es
cape. ...,.. :i -. -r, i ..... i
For several weeks past United States Dep
uty Provost-Marshall John Gallcspy has been
following up a man whom he hud good rea
son to suppose was a deserter from the ar
my.. By dint of certain tricks of the trade
he rung Irnra tbe man a full confession in re
surd to tho affair. He learned that his name
was John Green ; that be was the bugler of
company u, and that he was one of the rob
bers. Gallespy took him into custody about
nine o'clock yesterday morning, but was
obliged to turn him over to detective officers
Bellinger and Bohcn, who demanded the prt
soneron a eharge of burglary. SanFrancii
to Alia, 19V- . -
. Among the attractions of the Suez Canal
excursion, the most curious one is an excur
sion to the lcphanline Islands, where
stands the ancient Kilometer, built many
centuries before Christ's birth. The Nilo-
roeter has not been visited before since 1709.
It consists of some gigantic, caicarerous
blocks on the shores of the river, near the
Tropic of Cancer. The ancient Egyptians
nunc ii io mum tno rise and fall ot the
Nile, and to show when to avert an inunda
tion. Tiie island on which it stands ia un.
inhabited ; but, strange to vuy, is almost i
paradise, glorious with tropical lieauty. A
French comjianyjirorvisesjo.tnkc along two
naieons, tne prospectus ot the company say
ing, with their usual national wit; "The
lorty centuries linvo looked down upon ns
long enough ; let us mount into the slcy and
contemplate them." '. This same .company
dill take people on 1'allooniug expeditions
nbove the Pyramids, thus savin? the trou
blesome ascent and the cry of "heck-aheesh.'
A young 1L D., having risked permission
of a girl to kiss her. the replied, "No,
thank you ; I never like a, doctor's bJH
Wck in my lace.-; ..
' THE LEGISLATURE.!
H-i:r. y?i:i i - ' ' ' A wv' ' 1 :
V la the Senate j Monday Dee. 1869:
..A A'oniJiiumnilloa was received Irom Mr. Bar
row rtuting tliar, on further consideration, he
drriiire to-witmiraw bis reaitrnatlon as Senator
? nou1J)c4th. tieuatorial Dl.niel, and requesting
uiq. iiio eniuc ue nipei icu. ,
Mr. RoBBttis moved that the resignation be
accept. - - - ' - s
Mr. WniTi made a point that the resignation
ol a Senator eecessarily vacated his seat, and
tbat It was not iu order lor. the Senate t take
any sc-tion on it, either In the way of accepting
or h$ecting the resignation. ' "-i '
Tbe Chub was of. opinion that the point ot
ordcr'-o'l the Senator Irom Rowau (Mr. Bobbins)
'was not well latch; !nnlrcniir.krdr it a Senator's
resigoatioD is bound Jo be scoi pted.hp may,as a
Senator of North Carolina and while In lil scat,
-beguilty of some gross violation of law and
rules of order, and avoid expulsion by
the Senate, and the eensure and punishment
which the law authorizes this body to inflict
upon him, and which bis conduct deserves, by
'enacrlr.g bis resignation. The 8enator may be '
guilty at. conduct during a recess unworthy of a
Senator, and it be, by simply tendering bis res
ignation can vacate his seat, be may dely this
body, an ( thus escape tbe punisnment which his
crimes, deserve. It would be a dangerous and i
' If a Senator lorwards his resignatiun to the
Governor lor his action, the Governor may re
fuse It, and lay the resignation and the conduct
of the Senator bt fore the Senate, so that there
may be an investigation before tbe Senate into
the conduct or the offender. A Senator may
defy all the authority of tbe State, or
tbe people, and of this Senate, and cast
imputations upon this body which are unjust,
ungenerous and lalfe, if be can, by tendering
his resignation, vacate bia seat, and prevent
the Senate from pursuing a course to show
its disapproval of the Senator's conduct
Mr. Bobbins appealed from the decision of the
Chair.. . .. , ' I
- Mr. 8wket moved that tbe further considers- I
tion of tbe subject be postponed till to-morrow
at 11 o'clock. i
. Agreed to. '.
Mr. Love a series of resolutions, as follows.
' A resolution concerning the session of the
Code Commission, requesting theCodcCommis
sioiiers to report to tbe Senate what time they
have been actually employed in their duties as
sueb. . .
Adopted. ' ' ' ' ' ' -' ' '
A resolution concerning tbe pay of the Code
Commission, directing the Treasurer of the
State to report what sums have been paid by
him to the Code Commissioners since their ap
Adopted. ; '
. Senate bill to provide for tbe finding of tbe
Mr. Swiet moved that the bill be recommit
ted to tbe Finance Committee, or that those
bonds and coupon? which have been declared
unconstitutional either by dleta or the decision
of the Supreme Court be excluded
The motion ol Mr. Sweet to recommit prevail
ed. ! i It.
Mr. Bhogden. resolution, that what has been
known as the Tu -ker claim having been based
upon depreciated currency, m the year of 1863,
beauil tbe same is .hereby Indefinitely postpon
ed. Mr. Wi.nstead said he did- not know why the
resolution should be introduced, referring to
another subject matter, or of postponing tbe
subject matter. It should be recollected that '
last lession this cbiira was lost, but by one vote
and It Is not beyond all question tbat Mr. Tuck
er is entitled to bis pay. I am quite satisfied
be will be entitled to it under the decision of the
Supreme Court. It Is a subject which tbe Leg
islature can afford to investigate, and not pass
those resolutions indefinitely Msponing it.
Mr. Mjlktihdax.e moved to lav .he resolution
on tbe table which was agreed to. -
Senate bill to repeal chapter 285 of the laws
ol 1888 '6 requiring the registration of deeds.
un us 3rd reading; rasseu.
A bill to regulate the cost of criminal actions.
On its 3rd reading. Passed. Teas '., nays 3
The bill passed its several readings.
A resolution anthorizin!? the Treasnrcr of
SUte to pay the sum of 5 373.74 to M. A. Bled
soe upou bis claim lor supplies furnished the In
sane Asylum during the war.
1 lie Senate then adjourned.
In the Honse, Monday, Dec. 6 :
Bv Mr. Fhsnch : Bill to create a Board of
Ordered to be printed.
By Mr. Ellis : Bill to incorporate the New
ton Female Academy.
Kelt! red to the Committee on corporations.
Mr. Wuitlet from the Committee on Corpo
rations, reported a substitute for House Bill,
No. 13, in relation to tbe powers and duties ot
State officers. Ordered to be printed and made
tbe special order for next Tuesday week at 11
o'clock . '
Mr. Inouam called un bill to provide for fill
ing vacancies in the townships of the several
counties ol tbu State. The Judiciary Committee
had reported adversely to its passige.
Mr. Sktmouk moved that the bill be re-refer
red to tbe Judiciary Committee Carried.
Mr. Fahuow cuiled ud tbe resolution lor the
relief of tbe tax collector ot Hyde county, and
tbe snentt ol Ulmtuam. county.
The bill, on motion ol Mr. Farrow, was recom
mitted to tbe Finance Committee.
Mr. Bowm as called no tbe resolution of Mr.
Blair in relation to taking a recess.
Mr. French offered an amendment, providing
tor tbe allowance of mileage, but no perdiem.
ine amendment was rejeciea.
Mr. H'BLcn moved to lay the whole matter on
the table. Lost.
Mr. Smith, ol Martin, offered an amendment
providing to give one-half mileage, (10 cents.)
Mr. Stkvsns moved tbe indefinite postpone
ment ot the whole matter. Lost.
The amendment of Mr. 8mitb, of Martin, was
Mr. W BLcn offered an amendment to strike
out "30th December " and insert " &Hh Decem
ber," and strike out the "10th of January " and
insert "Std of January."
Kcjccieci. I eas so, nays 40.
Mr. Downing moved to strike out "20th ol
December" and insert "13th of December."
Mr. WKLcn moved as a lurther amendment.
that those members remaining in Raleigh du
ring the recess shall receive S3 pcrdicm.
Mr. Williamson offered a substitute, declar
ine that the General Assembly will take no re
cess, but remain in session.
Mr. Hlaib moved the previous question.
Tbe amendments offered bv Messrs. Downing
and Welch, and the substitute ol Mr. William
son were rejected.
Thu original resolution was then adopted
yeas 58, nays S3. '
Mr. r KESCn moved losuspenu rue rules lor
the purpose of moving a reconsideration of the
vote by wbtah the -House appointed a special
committer to go to New York to investigate tbe
sale snd manipulation of State bonds.
Mr. Ssmoua said that it was not the desire ot
the Republican party, or ol himself as a member
ot that party, to prevent a fair and full invest!
gatlon ol tbeappropriations authorized to be made
at the last session of the Legislature; but on
the contrary, sucu an investigation whs aesireo.
He lavored a reconsideration, because the results
ot a visit or the committee to .New York, would
be absolutely valueless. They would have no
power in that city to compel the attendance of
witnesses, nor in ruility to investigate. They
could only call upon thie and that broker tor
information, and of course would be refused,
lor it was not to be expected that any stock
broker would exhibit bis books to a committee
appointed by this House. Another reason why
the vote eiiouiu oe reconsidered was, mat mi
present was not the proper time to send a com
mittee to New York : it would be time do so.
alter the Honse had taken other testimony in
Committee ot tbe Whole, and thereby ascertain
ed a knowledge of facts tbat would justify the
taking o1 such a step. All the propositions
about investigation had emanated Irom Demo
crats; ana tins lact, togetnerwun mo course o
those gentlemen in disenssing tbe same, went
lar to prove that it was all done with the delil
erate purpose of lengthening out the session;
and thereby throw discredit upon the Republi
can party. He proposed to his Republican
friends to cut off so much debate. He repeated
that it was the desire and purpose of Republi
cans . that the . investigation should be
made ; but he was opposed to . com
mitting the thing to the Democrats. Tba
Republicans were ten fold more interested in
this matter than the Democrats, for they were
responsible to the people. He held that consldr
crutiona higher than those ol party should actu
ate members in this matter, and if his party
friends were to shrink from what be considered
their duty in tbe premises, he would not vote
with them. It was due to the people tbat tbey
should know in the very shortest time, what dis
position bad been made of the State bonds, and
or their proceeds alter sale. i
Mr. Ingram opposed a reconsideration. He
bad not charged fraud, but believed some were
guilty ot frauds. Four millions in bonds were
appropriated to the Wilmington, Charlotte and
Rutherford rou and one million ot tbe same
had bee sold, and the proceeds of the sale had
been used in tbe redemption ot bonds, which
were not due. He also knew the fact tbat mucn
of tbe money had been paid to contractors at
very extravagant prices, while many of the
friends of the road could not get contracts. Ha
was actuated bv a purpose to do rurht. and
should sustain propositions when tbey commend
ed themselves to his judgment, whether they
einsnated from Republicans or Democrats. t
Mr. Jabvis expressed his views on the sub
ject, and opposed a reconsideration. He moved
to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.
. The motion was rejected by the following
te: v ; i ;tt, j ' ..- ,.- ,,j j
Yxas-i. Messrs. Argo, . Armstrong, Banner,
Bsrnett, Barnes, Blair, Clayton, Durham, Ellis,
Ellington, Fairpw, Ferrebea, -tattling, Gibson,
Green, Harris of Franklin, Hawkins, Hicks, Hil
Hard, High, Hodnett, Humphries, Ingram, Jar
via, Kelly ol Davie, Long of Chatham, Malone,
Matheson, .McMillan, Moore ot , Alamance,
Nicholson, Painter, Fon, Robinson. Shaver,
Smith ot Alleglwny, Smith 01 Wayne, Thomp
son. Welch. Whitley, Williams or Harnett and
Williams of Sampson 40.
Nats Messrs. Ames, Ashwortb,, Bowman,
Carson, Gary.. Caw thorn., Cherry, Davidson,
Downing, Eagles, Foster Franklin, French,
Gabagan, Gilbert, Gralnuuv GuiXcs, Hendricks
. Eodgin. Hoffman, Honey, Hodginga, Justice o
Henderson, Kelly of Moore, Leary, Lang of
Ricbmond.Mayo.Meiidenhall. Moore of Chowan,
Morrill, Parker, Peck, Price, Baa, Renlrow,
Rabbins, Reynolds, Seymour, Sinclair. Simonds,
Smith of-Martin, -Snipes, 8tanton? Stevens,
Sweet, Veefel, Vest, Waldrop, White,-Williamson,
and Wilson 50. ,,,..., s.
Mfi PPV shoidd. JIt' hU. nppofjf tq every
proposition that would be anxilliary to (he pur
pose first armed at, vis:. the investigation or
freed. He had supported the resolution ap
pointing the snb-iuvestigatlng..eommlttee, be.
lieving tbat this step would lacllitate the work
of investigation. He therefore opposed the po
tion to reconsider. . .,i .
Mr. Downino said tbe resolution appointing
the committee te go to New York, was vprung
hastily, and he, without reflection, voted lor, it.
lu a lew minutes he saw his error, snd should
now favor a reconsideration. The' committee
were to investigate tbe manipulations ! our
bonds. He contended that this Legislatura bad
nothing to do with that matter, Thertcpertt of
dealing in tbe bonds were mostly fictitious sales
sellinir Ion? and selling ehert or buying" long
and buying short end really there were no
bonds exciiangeo. 1 uis was one or i ue -manipulations,"
and what had this House to do with
that ? He understood tbat letters had been re
ceived in this city from New York giving Infor
mation about our bonds in the New York stock
maiket, ".; - ' IV
Let ; corresoondcoce Be instituted with ttose
New York Dailies, and let steps' be taken I to
have their statements given under the sanctity
ot an affidavit, and be would not object. He
wished It understood mat ne tavoreo a ngiu in
vestigation, and he thought bv the time it was
through with, tbe result would be the same as
that or last session somebody would be caught
that was not at tirst intended. He was - credibly
intonned that Col. Cowan had sold a million of
the bonds 'issued for tbe Wilmington,Clmrlotte A
Rutherford Koad.andnota mile of that road was
bnilt! Ho was also informed that the Board ol
Directors had ordered the payment ol the debts
ol this mad along the line, and that for num
ber of weeks this action was kept a secret. In
the meantime parties passed along the Ifne, and
purchased a portion of the obligations of the
ttoaa at. irom o iu oo ccqib uu iuu uonar: suu
that lull amount was set down against the Road
thus depriving that work of tbe benefits of
such purchases, no gave nouco mj niemoem
that for the lesidue of tbe session, he should
oppose the institution ot Investigsting com
mittees, unless such step was rendered neces
sary by specific charges, from responsible pel-
sons. .. .
Mr. Sinclair was a political encui of Col.
Cowsn, but at tbe same time he knew him to be
ugentleman of a high sense of honor.. No oth
er name but tbat of Col, Cowan's had been men
tion in this debate. It was useless to attempt
to fasten fraud udou Col. Cowan, be was as tar
above the commission of fraud as was an angel
of teaven to occupy a seat in this Genorat As
sembly. Tbe work of investigation bad been
entered into, and Republicans owed it to them
selves to see that It was fairly, justly and lully
done, and for them now to (alter iu this work,
would be to damn them forever as a party, lie
would never consent tbat this movement should
be conducted bv Democrats. So far aa-. Demo
crats were concerned in this matter, it was a
movement on their part to make capital tor tbe
next campaign. He thought tbey would be rath
er sick ol the movement before it was done with,
for instead of the blow recoiling on Republicans
as these gentlemen intended, it would be hurled
with a ten fold power against themselves.
After some further debate the House adjourn
ed without coming to a vote. . ,;
In the Senate, Tuesday, Deb. 7, 1869 :
Mr. Wblkeb from the Committee on Educa
tion reported favorably on a bill to amend aee.
19. chap. 184 ot the Laws ot 18U8 '9.
Mr. witiTE, iroui toe same committee, re
ported with amendments the bill to amend
aad consolidate the several acts of the General
Assembly so as to make it harmonize witb tbe
provisions ol the Constitution.
Mr. CHEitnv, trom tue committee o'l educa
tion, reported unfavorably on bill to amend
chap. lf4 ot the laws ol 18o8-'ti9.
- A Resolution directing the Treasurer of State
to report tbe amount paid Engrossing Clerk,
Enrolling Clerk, &c, on whose order and what
authority such sums were paid.
A resolution authorizing tbe Public Treasurer
to pay M. A. Bledsoe the sum ot $5,393,47, out
ol any monies in the treasury not otherwise ap
propriated. me resolution wituout tue amendment pasBea
its second reading. -
Tbe hour for the special order having arrived
a bill to authorize E. H. Ray, late sheriff of
Wake couutr to collect arrears ol taxes, was
taken up, and indefinitely postponed.
the hour having arrived tor tue point ol oruer
made bv Mr. Bobbins, that tbe resignation ot a
Senator necessarily vacated his seat , snd that it
was not in order for the Senate to take any ac
tion on it either in the war of accepting or re
jecting the resignation.
l ue cnair navnig statea nis opinion, as given
yesterday, Mr. Bobbins quoted several instances,
one, the case ol several Indiana represen
tatives absenting themselves from thu Legisla
tive Assembly to avoid voting on the 15th
amendment, &c. " i
Mr. Swxet quoted numerous nrecedtnls from
the " Congressional Globe" averse to the deci
sion ot the Chair. After considerable debate tbe
Senate sustained the Chair. Yeas 20. Nays 19. ,
A message was received from the House of
Representatives transmitting a reBOlutiuu which
passed that body in regard to the general As
sembly taking a recess from and altei-.thr 20th
of December 1S00, to January 10, 1870, and that
no member or omcer ol tbe ueneral Assembly
receive per diem during such recess, or mileage
to and from home. Passed.
Mr. Jones of Mecklenbnrg. with permission
introduced a bill to provide a system of public
Relerred to the Committee on Education.
The Senate then adjourned.
In the Honse, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1 689. .
Mr. Fubncu rose to a Question ot orivileire.
He said. The Sentinel reported Mr.Jaivisas
having said tbat he (Mr. French) had said that
be " voted to raise tbe committee to proceed to
New York as be thought it would cast reproach
on the Democratic party, but be had changed hut
II Mr Jams said that he had mimudcrdood
him (Mr. French) for he had not changed hit
mind. He said that be had come to the conclu
sion that the State could not stand the expense
of this lolly. He still thought that such foolish
and expensive modes of. investigation as those of
a Committee ot the Whole, aud tbe proposed
committee to New York, would eventually cast
reproach on tbe two parties who instigated them
vis: thu " Democratic " and tho " fou 1 par
ty. The latter consisting of one. ;
. nr. BiKCLAiB, irom tue committee on rnvate
Bills, reported bsck bill toauthorize J. P. Mach
eson, late Sheriff ot Alexander county, to col
lect arrears of taxes, with an amendment.
Amendment adopted, and bill passed its sev
eral readings. '
Also favorably on bill to authorize G. W.
Wvnnc. Tax Collector of Hertford enuntr. to
collect arrears of taxes for tbe year ISO?.
rassea its several readings.
Bv Mr. French: Resolution in favor of W. 8.
Wiggins snd J. C. Harper.
tteierrcu to committee on Claims.
Bv Mr. Poc: Resolution directinir tho Public
Treasurer to make no payments cl interest on
the coupons ol bonds issued tor tbe purchase of
a Penitentiary site. The resolution was adopted
unanimously uuaer a 6Uspenaion oi tue rules.
By Mr. moobb, oi cnowan : mil to lay ou ana
establish a new count V bv the name ot "Dare."
Laid over. .
Tbe unfinished business was the motion of
Mr. French to reconsider the vote by which the
House adopted a resolution appointine a sneciai
committee to go to New York lor the purpose of
investigating tne sate ana manipulation ot Btate
Mr. Downing urged as a reason why the vote
should be reconsidered, that the 'Sentinel' of to
day said that "tbe object of sending the Com
mittee to New York can and will be accomplish
ed, even if the resolution by which tit Commit
tee was raised was rescinded." - it then, tha ob
jects could be attained without tbe expense, as
amnnea ny me -sentinel,' it was useless to ap
points committee to go to flew lorK.
Mr. Welch opposed the motion.
Mr. Seymour characterized tbe resolution as
an effort on tbe part of Democrats to make party
capital. The Republicsns in the House were in
favor or investigation, but would not be deter-
red Irom the most direct meaus of making that
investigation oy any or tho threats or maneou
verings of the opposition. He hoped that the
motion would prevail.
Mr. Frekch said it was the purpose of Repute
hcans tbat no committee at present should go to
New York at the expense of the State. There
were propositions already on the calendar that
provided for a more complete investigation than
the plan adopted by the House, aud at much le-s
expense to the 8tsle. Tbe proposed visit of tb
committee to new xorK would eneel nothing,
ana therefore he favored the motion to reeonsid
er. He moved tbe previous question. '
Sustained. ...... ; ..'
' Tbe motion to reconsider then prevailed by
the following vote: -
Yeas. Messrs. Ames, Ashworth, Bsrnett,
Carson, Carey, cawtborn, Cherry, Crawford,
Downing, Eagles, Forkner, Foster. Franklin,
French, Gabagan, Graham, Gunter, Hendricks.
miiiara, ncagin, uonman, norney, uudgings,
Justus of Henderson, Justice ol Rutherford,
Leary, Long of Richmond, Mayo,, Meudenhall
Moring, Moore of Chowan, MorrilbPeck. Price,
Rea, Renfrew, Bobbins, Reynolds, Sermons
Sinclair. Sftnoada. Smith ot MartflK . rjnloesi
Stanton, Stevens, Stilley, Sweat, 8jkee, Vestal,
Vest, Waldrop, White, Williamson and Wilson
on. , , .... . ,1.1 i
Nats Messrs. Argo, Armstrong, Barnes,
.i... ...... r : n , j n m..
vmjkjii, Iavis, isuviusuir, jsaruam, EJUS, Cl
ling ton,, Ferebee, Gibson, Harris of Frankliu,
Haw urns, 111CK8, cltgb, Hinnant, Uodnvlt
Humphries, Ingram, Jarvis. Kellv Of Davie.
Kelly of. Moore, Long of Chatham, Malone,
Matheson, McMillan. Moore of Alamance. Nieh.
olsou, Painter, Pou, Robinson, Sharer, Smith
ot Alleghany, Smith of Wayne, . Thompson,
Welch, Whitley, Williama of Harnett andWll
liana of Sampson 99: r . .
The question then recurred on the adoption
of the resolution.
- 'i Mr. Frrhch moved that the resolution be In
definitely postponed. Lost. - - ... ,.
Mr. Frenqh arose to a question of privilege,
and asked the Speaker It the edect of tbe adop
tion ol tbe motion to indefinitely postpone
would place It beyond the power of the House
daring too session to appoint a similar commit
tee to go to New York? ,
The Chair decided tbat It would. '
Mr. FebitOh then said be was not actuated by
a desire to prevent tbe House Irom ralsiog sueb
a committee, if In the judgment ot members it
waa thought proper ao to do. He did not in
tend tbat his motion should be so sweeuinx In
its effect. - 5; .
Mr. 8btkocr moved to lay the resolution en
tne table. . .
Mr. Meore, of Chowan, related the experience!
ot tbe Special Committee appointed but session
investigate tbe affairs qf Albeqivla aad
Chesapeake papal, , . "ij
The motion to table then prevailed by the fol
lowing vote: ' ' " i
Ykab Messrs.. AavM, Aahworta, ... larnett,
Blair, Carson Carey, Owthorn, Cherry, Craw
ford, Downing, Eagles, Forkner, Foster,
Franklin. French, Gauaean, tiranam, Goiter,
Hendricks, Hodgiu, Hoffman, Homey Hudg
iugs, Jusllcrot Rulhdrtord, Kelly orMoore,
Leary, Loag.ol-Biatiaioari, Maeo,iuainball,
Moring, Moore ol Chowau. Morrilk feok, Rea,
Benfrow, Reynolds, Seymour, Binclair, Si
moan. Smith ol Martini Snipes,' Ste
vens, Stilley, Sweat, Yeatai, Vest, Waldrop,
White, Williamson. Wilson 62. 11 !
HATS Messrs. Arte, Araastronsv panner.
Clsyton, Davis, Davidson, Durham,Ellis, Elllng- f
ton, Jercbee,B,timg, Gibson, Harru or rranaM
Un: TTawklns. Hieks. Hlirh. Hlrmaut. Hodnett.
Humphries. Ingram, Jarvis, Kelly of Dnvle, '
Loot ot Chatham, Malone, Matheson, McOa-,
less,' McMillan, Moore of Alamance, Nicholson,
Painter, Pou, Rouinson, Sharer, Smith of Alle
ghany, Smith ol Wayne, Thompson, Welch,
Whitley, Williams, oi Harnett, Williams of
Sampson W. :
Mr. UarnetT then explained his position as
follows ; He opposed tlie motion to indefinitely
postpone, for tbe reason that its adoption would
precinda the appointment el a similar commit
tee, although matters of importaneo looking to
the developement or Irauds might be suggested
daring tbe mvistigatloa. He voted to table tha
resolution, for the reason that the rcaolation
could at any time be taken up, and If necessary
a committee be appointed to go te New York to
seek information. .... , . , I i
On motion of Mr. French, tbe bill providing'
to re-endow tbe Bute Uuiverslty was made tbe
special order on to-morrow at 11 o'clock.
Tbe House, according to previous appoint
ment, themwent into . . i -i -.- r. i .
cosnomn of thi wbolb. ' , ,
Mr. Too in the Chair. . . . ,
.' The proeredinga of tbe first meeting of the
committee were read and approved.
There being a oaase, Mr, Downinb desired
that those members who lavored investigation
in the manner, should now gn on in this work.
Mr. Durham was satisfied, since tbe tabling of
the resolution appointing a committee to go to
New York, and Irom tbe course -ot leading Re
publican members on this matter, tbat ao fair
investigation was intended, lie should there
fore withdraw Irom all participation in tin inves
tigation, and tnrn the wtole thing over to tbe
Republicans. Fer one he dorounced the whole
proceedings thus fai bad. . t . . .
Mr. Downino said tbe declaration ot Mr. Dur
ham waa a mere assumption. The gentleman,
and those acting with him, had clamored lor aa
investigation in committee ot tbe whole.. They
were allowed that .committee, and now it , was
coolly proposed by. thu gentleman to tarn the
matter over to the Republicans, . because, for
sooth the resolution to appoint a committee to
go to New York was tabled.' If the supporters
of tbe committee of the whole were tired of
tbst game, let them ask lor a discharge ; II not,
let them go on in their work.
Mr. Sinclair expressed surprise at the course
of Mr- Durham. At the first part ot the session
the very air was thick with the rumors el fraud.
It was tbe same the last session ; a Senator de
clared in bis seat that he could put his bands on
the guilty. He was girea an opportunity to do
so, and be tailed. Were gentlemen, who were '
so fona of circulating the rumors ol fraud, now
sick of investigation ? Going to turn the mat
ter to Republicans, were they ? He could tell
them tbat that game would not do. Who had
charged the existence of these frauds but tbe
Raleigh Sentinel ? Let positive charges of cor
ruption be made; let tlie fraud be sbown. These
charges emanated from Democrats, with : the
view to throw obloquy on the present adminis
tration, and to get themselves In office. ' "' '
Mr. Malokb pledged himself to produce evi
dence, sufficient to hang forty men, II, indeed,
the commission of fraud was a banging crime.
He could show that some ol the railroad officials
bad tailed or refused, to report to the Superin
tendent of Public Works, aa they were by law
required to do. He moved io request the atten dance
of tbat official to give evidence. Carried.
Mr. Hinnant moved thai G. W. gwepson be
summoned to appear before the committee..
Mr. Sevmour moved to amend the motion by
directing the clerk ot the committee to summons
all tbe railroad presidents from the 30th ol May,
1863, to tbe pnsent time, and that each sum
mons Designed by the chairman, and counter
signed by the clerk.
The amendment was accepted and adopted.'
Mr. Harris, Superintendent of Public Works,
then appeared and took the witness stand, .
Question by Mr. Malone Please state what
Railroad Companies have tailed or rclased to re
port to you as required by law.
Answer Tbe following Is the action of Rail
road Companies, in the matter referred to.
Western Railroad Tbe President sent in his
report this morning.
; vVilliamston Tarboro road No report.
Atlantic & North Carolina road Received a
dispatch trom the PresiUent.that he would report
lo-mgnu ' - - i i
Wilmington, Cnarlo'te & Kutherlora road-
coatuani road no report
Western Division ot the Western North Caro
lina road No report. ' ' i
Juistern Division ot tue Lantern jortti Caro
lina road No report. ,
Atlantic, Tennessee dt unio roao & pa mat
report. ; '
Question by Mr Malone Have yon aemanaen
to those reports ? - - 1 ' i
Answer 1 sent blank . reports, some twb
months since for that purpose. 1
: Question by the same Have they, or any one
ol them. reluscdUo aliow vou to investigate tbe
afiairs ot these Roads? '
Mr. Moore objected 1 If ft waa claimed that
the Superintendent was to examine the books of
tbe different railroad officials, be sbould object,
lor tbe reason tbat the law gave no such author-
A Iter a long debate, and after raising various
poiuts of order, that grew -oat ot tba shape
taken by the discussion, the question waa ruled
Mr. Moons, of Chowan, appealed trom the de
cision ot the Chair, but withdrew tbe appeal, in
order that i
Mr. Holdbk might oner an amendment, to in
sert in the question the words "according to
Peudine further discussion the Committee
arose and agreed to ask leave to sit this evening
a tK o'clock. - -h r r
Tbe House re-assomDica.
Mr. Pod reported tbe proceeding of the Com
mittee and asked leave to sit again- .
A message was received Irom the Governor.
transmitting a communication from the Public
Treasurer, in which he stated that be should
decline to appear inperson before the Commit
tee of tbe Whole. The Executive approved the
decision of tbe Treasurer. I
Ordered to be printed.
On motion ol Mr. Sevmour. the House ad
journed to meet at 7j o clocx, r M.
The House met at V o'clock, P. Si. ' !
Mr. Port moved to make tbe color Into Com
mittee of the Whole the spsclaforder on Tuure-
davnertstll o'clock. He did this lor the
reaaoa that the bill to 'empower committees of
investigation to entorcc the attenuancc oi wit
nesses" had not yet passed the Senate, and tbe
advantage to be derived from tbat measure
could not yet be enjoyed, no witnesses mere-
lore had been summoued to appear before the
committee, and had nodisposition to interrogate
the Sv.oeriutendeut of Public works anv inriner
than had been done- The committee while id
session to-day were in much contusion for want
ol preparation for the examination, and it was
ao better prepared to-nigni. i :
Mr. Sinclair seconded the motion, and de
sired that the friends of a Committee of tha
Whole sbould have full time to prepare them
selves, so that the wisdom or folly ot snch a pro
cedure could be fully demonstrated. I
Mr. Mookb, ol Cbowan, approved the motion
and nnred that the Committee should immedi
ately proceed in its investigation. - While tbe
senate was acum? on me 0111 reierrea io. ue
House could be getting the information tbat the
Governor and beads ot department were aoie la
communicate. Tbe eve of the people waa on us.
and he favored a thorough prosecution of the
present plan of Investigation, until all or, at
least, tne uonse was saiisuca oi lis nucr liu
' ar, 91 alone oaa not proposed urn rboiuiioo
to go into tbe investigation, and those gentle,
men who had opposed the ralsiug of this com
mittee bird done even-thing to dog Its workings.
He thought it was proper to make tbe investigat
tion without regard to party predellcttens. He
denied that tbe investigation war a Democratic
proceeding. The Republicans bad expressed
their determination to conduct this investigation
ae would ask ao more question and leave the
work to them. . . i
Mr. Inqbam exDressed himself readv as he
all the while maintained for investigation. Ha
would work with Democrats or Republicans in,
the attainment of that purpose. ' ' " l
Mr. Sinclair called the yeas and nays. The
motion to nostoone was lost Yeas 16. naysba.
Mr. Ellinstok introduced a resolution pro
viding fur the emulovment ol a phonographic)
reporter to t4e down tha questions aad an-
ewers made In 'Committee ot the wnote. Xiata
over. 1 . ' .-v.' -. ' .
Ou motion of (Mr. Jcsticb, of Rutherford, tbi
tioase then went into
. comtrrrt or tm whole
'. Mr. Bissnr mdvea that tUt eoaumsteeTise,
report progress, and aak leave to sit again.
Mr. Hahbis, Superintendent of Public Works,
affain took the witness aland.- .... ...
The question recurred on the motion of Mr.
HoMen te amend tbe qnestloa of Mr. Malone by
incorporating in tne same tue woros " accord
ing to laws." Amendment adopted.
" The question, as amended, was then read, and
the following ia the ..
Answer Fbave been refused trains to Inspect
some of the reads t I- have not been refused
the inspection of the books ot any company, lor
X nave noi asKia to oe anowea to ao so.
i Question bv Mr. Beynonr State which.'
any, of the railroads now in nroirrees of con.
struetlon in North Carolina you have Inspected
this Fall. : : -
. Answer I inspected the Eastern Division of
Ik. WhI... Vll, n.lu Y) -M J " -
Qnesttea by Mr. ioeWf-Btate what Roads
have thus refused trains for the purpose stated
by you T
Answer The Wilmington, Charlotte and
Hutberford road neglected to furnish a train to
Inspect; tbe Wilmington and Weldon road, the
Wilmingtoawed MirtiaaUs r d Mid tee Char-
lotte and Columbia road did not reply the Ran
leleh and Gaston road respectfully dee fined. I
Qnestloa by Mr. Meore IWbcte.- haw -often,!
and bv whom were tbe trains reanired. fmd
What purpose did yoe want them f 1
Aiwooe yeeiv taJflspectToad '
eds. trusses and bridp-m Jb T
bedsj trusses, aaij bridges,
e what pro
aere at the
. a except a few
a toHKi regularly on
tbat part of tb rwl.
The comoiitice arose, ad tbe House re-assem
bled. '..V',.'1- ,
ta'taeieaate. Weaaeenay, Dae. 8, 9J:
Mr. Lets, a bill tor tba redemption ot real
- -,,- . -, bmreanlring County Com-
MuIiuim to muirt tn the Board ei Public
Charities yearly in regard to tbe poor and deaf
anil rfnmh Jbn nf tlmip reaoectlve COnutieS.
Relerred to Committee on Propositions and
Grievances. - -
Mr. Komim, a bill to amend Section t, chap
ter 93, ol the Public Laws paaerd at the session
of 1868-69, . . ...
Referred to the Judiciary Committee.
A message was received from t he House trans
mitting a biH-wWeh passe- tbat body. Incorpo
rating the Elisabeth. City and Norfolk Railroad
Relerred to the Committee on Intend Improvements.-
And a bill to ebange the tmnidry line between
the Countiet-of -Sum aad Allegbiny.
Mr. Forkner moved that tbe mica be suspen
ded end bill placed on the catendew "
Agreed to. -
Tbe resolution authorizing the Treasurer of
tbe State to pay M. A. Bledsoe the sum or $5,
893.47, was called tto-it.d reading.
Mr. Hates said he desired to offer the same
amendment on tba third reading that he had on
tbe second j namely, "Provided 'this Uim be
paid bim in the bonds of the State -at par." It
would not make Mr. Bledsoe's claim much less,
as tue coeds of the State were not to be-dlsposed
of lor less than 7$ cents on the dollar, for works
of internal improvements. -
The amendment was rejected yeas 17 and
' Mr. Moore," of Yancey,' moved Its1 reference
to tbe Committee on Propoalttoua and Grievan
Mr. Gallowat moved the previous question.
The resolntiao Jailed la-pass its 3rd reading.
Mr. Gallowat moved that tbe bill in regard
to the abolition of the Special Court at Wilming
ton be taken up In order that It might be reler
red to tbe committee oa the Judiciary.
Mr. Lao presented a awasoriai signed by the
leading citizens : of Wilmington protesting
against its abolitloq, and stating tbat a special
court lor the trial of misdemeanors committed
in that city wss iodespenslble to the preservation
Referred to the Judiciary committee. "
Mr. Colo rove, with permission Introduced a
bill to incorporate tbe Planter's Railroad com
pany. A mil to incorporate tne w uncsiuo muiuw
Company came np on its Hud reading.
Mr. Love moved tbat tha rules be suspended
and the bill pat upon Ha passage. '
Agreea to. , . , .
The bill passed It several readings.
A bill to amend the several Railroad charters.
This bill gives all tba railroads of tbe State the
power to alter, lllft wim' jUneir guagee, io ami
Mr. Hates moved to amend bt Inserting "ex-
eeptthe North Carolina, Atlantic, Tennessee
and Ohio, Western N. C, Wilmington, Char
lottee and Ralherfocd, Raleigh-ana Gaston, Wil-
liamston and Tarboro, .Chatham, . ivuminnoa
and Weldon, and the Northwestern North Caro
Pending the discussion the Senate adjourned.
In the Hoase; Wednesday, Dec. 8 :
Mr. Hendricks submitted a petition front
snndrv citizens of Wilkes county, praying a
change of Une between tbe eonnties ol Wilkes
and Surry. . He Introduced a bill tortbc fMU-pose
of promoting the object oi tne pennon.
Keterred to tne committee oc uoenues sua
Br Mr. Sinclair: Resolution authorizing tbe
Speaker to appoint a committee of five, and
who are to be charged with the examination ot
the 8tate's interest in Railroads now pending be
fore the Committee ol tne Whole oi tue nouse.
Laid over. " '-' "
Mr. Sinclair called uo this resolatioa after
wards, but action on the same was prevented by
the arrival of the time for the special order, vis :
The bill to create a Board of Rail Road Commis
By Mr. Candler : Bill to amend the charter
of tbe Western N. C. Railroad Company. -
Bv Mr. Robinson : Resolution proposing to
raise ajolnt committee ot the two Houses to in
vestigate the interpoiutlona tbat bad crept into
tbe public school act.
Laiaover. w - -
Bv Mr. Justice, ol Kutnerford - Bill to amend
section 661, chapter 209, ot tbe laws of J.869.
Keterred to the judiciary committee.
Bv the same: BiU to regulate the meetings of
the County Commissioners and for other pur
poses. Referred to the Committee on Counties and
Mr. Li art called up bill to amend the act in
relation to apprentices. (Bill provides that girls
should not oe noana longer than at we age oi
17 years. The Senate bad passed a substitute,
declaring that tbe term of apprenticeship should
cease lor girls when 16 years old, and lor hoys
when 18 years old.
The House refused to concur in tcs senate
substitute. Yeas 88; nays 69.
The bill to create a Board of Railroad Com
missioners came up as the special order. '
i Jar. noora, oicnowan, moved mat tnis bill,
and also the resolution of Mr. Sinclair providing
for tbe appointment uf a committee of five to
take charge of the examination of the State's
Interest in the Railroads, be printed and referred
to a soccial committee of tire, and be made the
special order at 11 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow.
The Chair appointed aa the committee.Messrs.
Moore, of Chowan, Sinclair. French. Argo and
Jarvis.: .-. f. - 'wi ..
Tbe next special order was tbe bill tore-endow
the University of North Carolina. Provides for
a transfer of 40OO ska rea ot stock held by the
State in the North Carolina Railroad to , the
Trustees of the University. ' ' ' "
Mr. uownino movea was tne coasueratiou oi
the bill be postponcd till the 12th January. He
made this motion in order tbat tbe House might
have the benefit of the action ef tee Board of
Trustees of tbe University, which would meet
Mr. Dowsnte's motion to postpone then pre
Mr. Rktnolds called up bill in relation to
Hie compensation of School Committees. The
committee on Education, reported a substitute.
giving the matter ol compensation into the
ands of tbe several Townships. The substitute
was adopted, and the bill paased its several
Mr. Leary moved tor a reconsideration of the
vote by which the House postponed the consid
eration of the bill to endow tbe University till
tbe 19th of Januarv, 1870.
Mn Aaoo moved to fey tbe anottoa ta recon
sider on tbe table.... i . , ,
Mr. Satin, of Alleghany, called an bill to
change the line between the eonnties of Wilkes
Passed Its several readings. .
On motion ot Ma. Williamson, the bill in re
lation to poll tax was mads the special order at
. A Night in Japanese Hotel.
Ptunpelly in bis book of, travels round the
world, girts the following very correct
sketch of the manner of sleeping among the
Japanese: '; . . '; ' '-'1'.
At 1 was about io pass my first night in a
Japanese bouse, I watched anxiously tbe pre
parations for sleeping. Tbey Were simple
enough : a mattrass in the form of a very
thick quilt, about seven feet long by four
Wide, was spread on the floor, and over it
was laid an ample robe, very long ana heavi
ly, padded, and provided i with very large
sleeves..-. Having put on tbe nigbt dress, tbe
sleeper ' covers himself with another quilt,
and sleeps, i e.yif he bas some yean' prac
tice in the use of the bed.
But the most remarkable feature about a
Japanese bed is the pillow. This is a wooden
box about lour inches nigu, eight long, ana
two wide at the top. . It bas a cushion of
folded papers on the upper side to rest tbe
neck on, for. the elaborate manner of dress
ing the hair does not permit the Japanese,
especially the women, to press the bead on a
pillow. . Every morning the uppermost
paper is taken off tbe cushion, exposing a
pori re.o-iriont tinvnnr To, whhi mil
Tow caw-"- '" " "T
I passed the creater Dart of the nicht in
learning how to poise-my head in this novel
manner, and when I finally closed my eyes,
it was to dream thatI was being slowly be
headed, and to awake at the crisis to find
tbe pillow bwttom-side up, tad my back
resting on tbe sharp lower edge of the box.
Caring my stay in tbe country I learned
many of its customs, mastering tbe use of
chop-sticks, tnd accustoming my palate to
raw fresh fish, but the attempt to balance
my bead on a two-inch pillow I gave np in
despair, after trying in vain to secure the
box by tying it to my neck and head.
The oyster has been esteemed as an artcle of
food from the flroeof the Romans down to the
present day. They are easy of digestion, but
not very nutritious, aod mere provocative of
appetite than of its satisfaction. They are
eaten by all nntins and both sexea.' Oysters
are a favorite witb all classes and ages . the
child on tender years and tbe feeble old man
both delight in earing thejuicybivalvevTbey
are howeve, sought out. for the aphrodisiac
Lm with the nag who n
m swallowhi? an
oyster always : explain?'
Road, -and wna.
date of your b-
there belng-no V
miles, and the t