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Mr. Houston introduced a resolution in
structing the principal clerk of tlie House to
have 800 copies of the Treasurer's; report
printed. Referred to the judiciary commit,
tee. . . . v-,
Mr. Wilcox introduced a resomuon in rei
erence to public lands. Referred to the
committee on federal relations. . . ,
Mr. Carson introduced a resolution in ref
erence to homesteads. Referred to theju
diciarr committee, f' .
Mr. Woodhousc introduced a resolution in
frmiHfihiarift QjPurrituck... Referred
to the committee on propositions" and griev
ancea. 't ..
INTRODUCTION OP BILLS.
Mr. Justice introduced a bill to fix the
mileage of members and officers of the Gen -eral
Assembly at 15 cents per mile. Placed
on the calendar. ' i
Mr. Warring introduced a bill in regard
to elections. Placed on the calendar.:
Mr. York introduced a bill for the pro
tection of the distillers of North Carolina.
Referred to the Judiciary committee.
Mr. Settle introduced a bill to be entitled
an act for the relief of the Sheriff of Rock
ingham. Referred to the Finance commit
tee."" : '
Mr. Tomtinson introduced a bill to repeal
an act entitled an act in relation to per diem
and mileage; Placed on the calendar.
Mr. Lucas introduced a bill to provide for
the appointment of commissioners of wrecks
for the county of Hyde. Referred to the
Finance committee. -
Mr. Lucas introduced a bill to change the
time for settling with the Public Treasurer.
Referred to the committee on Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Justice tho rules were
suspended and the bill on relation to fixing
the mileage was taken up. ' :: -.s
Mr. Marler moved to strike out '15" and
insert "10," adopted, by a vote of 94 to 7.
Mr. Justice said he did not introduce the
bill for the purpose ot making fun out of it,
and as the members seemed to take it in
that light, he would therefore move to lay
the whole master ornthe table. Lost
Mr. Rankin moved to reler the whole mat-,
ter to the Committee on salaries and fees.
Adopted..' ' ' "
, . . ... x . CALENDAR.
House bill to incorporate the M. E. Sing
ing School Society "was taken up, and the
report of the committee that it do not pass,
was concurred in. ' '
House bill to repeal chap. 86, sec. 5, of the
laws ot 1855'56 was taken up, when
Mr. McAffee moved to amend by inserting
"that the proceeds of the sale of town lots
in the town of Columbus, Polk County, set
apart for the purpose of a Normal school,
shall be set apart as a fund for common pur
poses in the county of Polk."
The call for the previous question was
sustained and the amendment was lost. The
original bill passed. '
House bill to authorize the late Sheriff of
Yadkin connty to collect arrears of taxes was
Mr. Hampton amended by inserting the
name or Mr. Uaymore, Shentt ot turry. i ne
bill as amended passed.
House bill to be entitled an act to restore
to the Western R. R. Co. its original char
ter privileges to regulate the appointment of
State directors, and to define the State's in
terest in the "cneral meetings of the Bt3ck-
holdera of said company, was taken up and
passed its several readings.
On motion of Mr. Shull the rules were
suspended and the bill for the relief of the
Sheriff of Watauga was taken up and passed
its several readings. ' "
Mr. Robinson from the committee on en
rolled bills reported several bills and resolu
tions as propeily enrolled. "'.'
. , '," CALENDAR RESUMED.
House bill to repeal an act in reference to
the taking of fish from the northeast branch
of the Cape Fear river was taken up and
passed its second reading.
House bill to prescribe the time for Sher
iffs to settle county and State taxes was ta
ken up and passed its several reading.
House bill to repeal sec. 7, chap. 109, laws
of 1868'G9, was taken np and passed its sec
ond reading. ' '
House bill to empower thepersonal rep
reeeatatives of the late Sheriff of Ptrsoa to
collect' arrears of taxes was taken tip and
passed its several readings.
Ob moton of Mr' York, the roles were
suspended and Senate bill to appoirit a
joint committee to take into consideration
the question of constitutional reform, was
taken Up.' " -
Mr. Dueley moved to make the bill a spe
cial order for next Wednesday at 13 m.
Mr. Johnson, of Edgecombe, moved to
Mr. Justice said that there was already
two bills before the House on that subject,
and that he favored the bill offered by Mr.
Marler, on changing of the Constitution,
and that 'tbis was ; a subject upon which
we want a fair hearing, and expect to have
it, but that was too: late an hour to go into
a full discussion of the merits of the resolu
tion ; therefore, lie he would move that this
House do now adjourn. ' T.ie.motion to ad
journ was lost. '. '
Mr. Sparrow hoped the motion to post
pone would not prevail. :.-
Mr. Justice said that he did not wish- to
consume the time of the House in discuss-'
ing the question, and wonld therefore call
tor the yeas and nays on the motion to in
definitely postpone. The vote being taken
the motion to indefinitely' postpone was
lost by the following vote: ; "'
Those voting in the affirmative are
Messrs. - Armstrong, Ashe, Atwater, At
kinson, Brooks, Broadfoot, Brown, Brjson,
Carson, Chamberlain, Clinard,' Crawford,
Currie, Dickey, Duckworth, Dunham, Fnrr,
Gambrel, Gore, Gullick, Grayson, Gregory,
Houston, Hill, Johnston, of Buncombe,
Jones, of Caldwell, Joyner,1 of Johnston,
Jordan, Kelly, or Davie, Kelly, of Moore,
Kelsey, Kincaid, Lafsiter, Lucas," Martin,
Maxwell, McAfee', McCauley, McNeill. Mills,
Mitchell, Nicholson; Powell, Rankin; Reid,
Regan, Robinson, Scott, Shull, Smith, of
Anson, Smith, of Wayne1, Sparrow, Stan
ford, Strudwick, Waring, Wilcox, Womacky
Young, of Yancey, and York 59.
Those voting in the negative are Messrs.
Bryant, of Halifax, Bryan, of Jones, 1 Bunn,
Cawtnorne, Collis, Darden, Dudley, Ellison,
Faulkner, i Fletcher, Garr.son, ; Goodwyn,
Hampton. Hjis,,'-of Franklin, Hargrove,
Hard j, Johnson, of Edgecombe, Jones, of
Northampton, Justice, Lyon, Mabson, Mar
ler, Morris, Morgan, of Montgomery, Mor
gan, ot Wake, Newsom, Nisson, Page, Par
rot, : Reavis, , Rcbbins, Smith, of Halifax,
Tucker; Willis and Williamson 35. .
The question recurred on the motion to
postpone to Wednesday week and make it
a special ;ordor for that day at 12 m., and
was lost by the following vote :.--
Yeas Messrs. Brooks, Brown, Bryant, of
Halifax, Bunn, Buxton, Caw t borne, Carson,
Collis, Darden,, Dudley, Ellison, Faulkner,
Fisher, Fletcher, Goodwyn, Harris, of Frank
lin, Hargrove,Hardy,Johnsnn, of Edgecombe,
Jones, oINorthampton, Justice, Lyon, Mab-.
son, Marler, Morris, Morgan, of ' Montgom
ery,: Morgan, of Wake, Nisson. Newsom,
Page, Reavis, -Robbins. Bmith, of Halifax,
Tucker, Willis, Williamson -37. ; vi' J .
NAT8-4-Messis. Anderson, Armstrong, Ashe,
-Atwater, Atkinson, Broadfoot, Bryson, Cli
nard, Craford, Currie, Dickey, Duckworth,
Dunham,' Fufr;' Gambrel, Gatlirrg,- Gore,
Gullick, Grayson, Gregory, Houston, ' Hill
Johnston, of Buncombe, Jones, ot Caldwell,
Joyner, of Johnston; Jordan, Kelly,"of Da
vie, Kellyr i of. . Moore, Kelsey, "Kincade,
Lassiter, Lucas, Martin, Maxwell, McAfee,
McCauley, McNeill, Mills, Mitchell, Nichol
son, Powell, Rankin. Reid, Regan, Robin
son, Scott, Shull, Smith, ef Anson; Smith, of
Wayne, Sparrow, Stanford, Tomlinson, War
ing, Wilcox, Womack, Young, of Yancey,
York 5L i .ho-h ?''.- iit -.:
Mr. Page moved to amend by striking out
the word constitntionaL,, " Lost. 1
Also strike oat tie word "committee,"
Thfl orfginal resblutio was then adopted.
'"The Speaker announced, the following
committees:-,, . " J; . ;
; Committee on Insane Atylum Tho House
branch Messrs.. Luckev,Henderson,Young,
of Wake; Wilcox and Houston.
Committee on Salaries and Feet Messrs.
Rankin, Smith, ot Wayne, Mills, Harris,
of Franklin, Dudley, Reavis, Collis, Max
well, Stewart, Womack,- Richardson and
Committee on FiiMic Building and Oro mid.
House branch Messrs. "Gatling, Shull, At
water, Bryson and Bryant.
Committee' n'tAbratg House' 'Branch
Messrs. Hill, Hargrove, Joyner, of Johnston,
Lucas and Fisher.
Committee on Penal Institution!. House
Branch Messrs. ' Smith, of Anson, Reid,
Fletcher, Lassiter and Lyon,
The House then adjourned. ' .'" '
' ;.: SENATE.
V . , Wednesday, Dec 7, 1870. -i
Senate met at 10 o'clock. '
President in the Chair. ' '' ' '
Mr. Mauney, trom Committee on Printing,
submitted an oral report from the joint
committee on printing, stating that they
have contracted with the Sentinel for the
public printing at 75 cents per thousand
ems for plain work, and $1.50 for rule and
figure work, and 75 cents per token for press
work. Propositions for binding has been
accepted in only general terms.
Mr. Bobbins, of Rowan, introduced a bill
to prevent parties in civil actions from be
ing witnesses in their own behalf.
Mr. Whiteside introduced a bill to repeal
section 468, chap. 9, titje 19, code of civil,
procedure. Both bills referred.'
Mr. Allen introduced a resolution for the
appointment of a joint committee to inquire
into the expediency of establishing three
terms annually of the superior courts for
each county in the State. ' ' ' ' ";
Mr. Graham, a biU on leave, to allow' the
Commissioners of Orange county to levy a
special tax not to ced 30 cent on the
dollar ,and one dollar on each poll, when
ever they shall deem proper, for tbe pay
ment of the county debt. ...
Ml Olds, a resolution directing the treas
urer to pay certain sums to M. A. Bledsoe.
Mr. Cowles, . a resolution in regard to pen
sions to soldiers in the war of 1812. Reso
Mr. Gilmer introduced a resolution in
structing the Finance Committee to report
a bill in reference to tbe public debt
Mr. Jones introduced a joint resolution
instructing members of Congress to use
their to secure the removal of Mr. Vance's
disabilities. The rules were suspended and
the resolution passed. Ayes 40, Nays 1.
Mr. Hyman voted in the negative.
Mr. Price explained that he would vote
for a general measure, removing all disabil
ities, but not for an individual ; and at his
request he was excused from voting.'
Air. Love, from a special committee, re
ported a substitute for the bill in refer
ence to salaries and fees, and recommended
its passage. The substitute gives the Gov
ernor $5000, a private secretary at a salary
of $500 and fees, and a messenger at 300 ;
to-tho Treasurer, $3000, with a clerk at
$1,500, and an assistant clerk at $750 ; to
the Secretary of State, $1000 and fees, and
a clerk at 800, to Auditor $1200 and fees;
to the Superintendent ot Public Works
$50, no clerk and no travelling expenses ;
to the Superintendent of Public Schools,
$50, and no clerk and no traveling expen
ses ; to the Attorney General $1000 and
fees; to the Adjutant $300 and fees.
Mr. Graham announced that he was not
present at the committee meetings, and did
not like some of tbe propositions in the
Mr. Lehman moved to hy the bill on the
table. Motion lost.
Mr. McClammy moved to print the sub
stitute and make it "the special order for
Tuesday next at 11 o'c'ock. , "
Mr. Price thought this bill very import
ant and moved to postpone till Thursday.
The question ' of postponing till Tuesday
being put to the Senate, the motion pre
vailed. . " "" it". ;
The bill regulating thfrTnaHnetf; of apply
ing fur pardons passed its third reading,
yeas 42, nays 5. ' -:.-;-' ,
The bill to repeal the act authorizing the
Dan River Coal Field R. R. CO. to construct
and extend its road, was taken up.
Mr. Jones spoke in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Smith said that this N. C. road was
the only road that paid any thing into the
State Treasury. The receipts at Charlotte
were $298,82626. Gentlemen propose to
throw away this vast sum and give it to
Virginia and South Carolina speculators.
Mr. Olds presented constitutional objec
tions to the bill. He considered that a rail
road charter vested rights 'in the corpora
tors. He bad therefore been led to change
his views, and must oppose the bill, and
moved its postponement to a day definite.
Mr. Graham moved to indefitely postpone.
The people of North-Carolina have an inter
est in the present road, so long as the State
held stock in the road, he was in favor of
guarding that interest The chief joint
made by the opponents of the bill was that
every man has a natural right to build a
railroad over his own land to bis own door
if be wishes to, and that no vested State or
other interests should stand in the way of
this indefeasible right '. "' ' :
We regret that we have not room to print
the very able and eloquent speeches of the
several Senators who spoke upon this mea
Messrs. Linney, Jones,' Blerrimon and otfi
era spoke adversely to the bill ; Messrs. Gil
mer, Robbins, of Rowan,' and others, in its
favor. . . ':i "" i
In the course of the debate, Mr. Robbins,
of Rowan, suggested that if a Convention
was called and the proposition should be
made to the State's creditors to compromise
at 25 cents on the dollar, and to pledge for
payment all the proceeds of these roads, the
measure would reduce the State debt mil
lions of dollars. ' ; ',
Mr. Jones asked if the gentleman did not
know that these securities, principal and interest-were
already pledged for the payment
of those debts.
Mr. Robbins asked in tum,bow it was then
that the State was actually receiving a divi
dend from these securities. - ''' '
The : Chair thought each Senator was
asking a question' of the othefthat neither
Mr. Smith didn't know anything about
Lord Bacon, to whom Mr. Lenney alluded,
nor did he understand the beautiful Latin
language quoted by the Senator from Mc
Dowell, but if he could judge anything from
the sound of words, they meant to destroy
our roads 1 The gentlemen had qnoted from
old heathen authorities, from some very old
book, at least older than our new constitu
tion I His speech would be worse than a
streak of lightning if he had to follow the
opponents of this bill all round. If the
mountains are as high up in Rockingham as
my friend from McDowell says, it would be
impossible to build a railroad in that coun
try. If our internal improvements are to be
gobbled up by Virginia and North Carolina
speculators, we would better call a Conven
tion and compromise by annexing one-half
to Virginia and the other to South Carolina;
In reply to the story of the dog in the man '
ger, he would say that N. C. was like a load
of hay between two Jackasses, Virginia and
South-Carolina, and this- bill was designed
to prevent them from eating it up. .' '
Mr. Jones wished to ask a question. :
Mr. Smith replied that he would not
grant permission. He always took ad van
take of the law in dealincr with lawyers.
If any farmer here wished to ask - a aues-
tion he would cheerfully give way.1
: the vote on the - main question being
taken it stood ayes 23, nays 23. Tbe chair
voted with the negative and the bill was lost
on its second reading. The Senate then
adjourned till to-morrow at 10 o'clock. ,
Dec. 7, 1870.
!The House met' at 10 o'cloclc,. '. ;
Speaker in the Chair. . ,,v;
Prayer by the Revt Dr. Mason. ' V
Journal of yesterday read and approved.
Mr. Broadfoot from the committee on
corporations reported a bill' concerning the
town of Lumberton. Calendar.
Mf. McNeill from the committee on' prop-
ositions and grievances reported the follow
ing bills and resolutions jnd recommended
Resolution in faypr of the late Sherff of
Macon. ' Calendar." ' 'r
Resolution in favor of J. A. Kelly. Cal
endar. Mr. Sparrow from the judiciary commit
tee reported a bill in reference to voting on
separate ballots. Calendar.
. Also bill to be entitled an act incorpora
ting the town ot Hickory Tavern. Calendar.
; Mr. Crawford, from the committee on en
grossed bills reported several bills as prop
erly engrossed. '
INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS. : .
Mr. Hargrove introduced a resolution in
favor cf the Sheriff of Granville. Proposi
tions and grievances. '
Mr. Darden introduced the following res
olution : ; :
Besotted, By - the General Assembly of
North Carolina; that every member who has
introduced a bill, or . resolution fixing per
diem and mileage shall receive tbe amount
his bill or resolution purposes, and no more
or., less. Prvaidei, it does not exceed $5
per diem, and 15 cents mileage. Calendar.
Mr. Dudley introduced a resolution that
tho General Assembly, Senate concurring,
take a recess from Dec. 22nd, 1870, to Jan.
10, 1871. Calendar. '.. --
INTRODUCTION OF BIxXS.
Mr. Brooks .introduced a , bill to author
ise the Commissioners of Brunswick to issue
bonds in the sum of, $8,000. Judiciary com
mittee. Mr. Waring introduced a bid in favor of
the 'Sheriff ot Mecklenburg. Propositions
and grievances. ".., .. .
Mr. Houston introduced a bill to amend
sec. 8, chap. 167, of laws of 1868'69, in rela
tion to punishment. Judiciary committee.
Mr. 8ykes introduced a bill in favor of
G. H. Mitchell, tbe gentleman lately elected
from Hertford, allowing him. the tame per
diem and mileage of other members, during
his presence in the city. . Committee on
claims. '' " ' . ,' ' 1 .
On motion of Mr.'' Strudwick the rules
were suspended and the bill in relation to
the seat of the member from Bladen was ta
ken up . and referred to the committee on
elections. ' ' " " " .',' ',',
House bill to allow entry-takers further
time to obtain grants passed its third read
ing. . '
Senate bill to amend an act entitled ''an
act for the incorporation of the town of
Washington," ratified Jan. 18, 1847, passed
its third reading. .. .- s...
Mr. Hargrove asked permission in behalf
f the Republican members to enter a pro
test against the passage of the bill, and to
have the same entered upon tho journals of
the House. .:i;.s.i
House oy Representatives, ,
December 7th, 1870.
We, the undersigned, members of the
House of Representatives from our respect
ive counties, do hereby dissent from and
protest against the passage of an act, this
day passed by the Honse of Representatives,
entitled "a bill to amend tbe charter of the
town of Washington," because it is in our
opiuion, in some of its provisions, a viola
tion of tbe constitution, and injurious to the
(Signed,) . T. L. HARGROVE, , ,,
' E. B. LYON,
' ' ' . V W. H. REAVIS, & others.
On motion of Mr. Jones, of Northamp
ton, the rules were suspended and Senate
resolution in favor of tbe sheriff of North
ampton and the sheriff of Wilkes was taken
up and passed several readings.
On motion of Mr. Justice, the rules , were
suspended and a bill to' repeal ' sec 5 chap.
86 of laws ot 1856 ST in nhtiion to Polk
connty, was lak;n up 'and pnssed its. third
On motion of Mr. Robinson, the rules
were suspended to take up Senate bill No.
17 in relation to stopping tbe pay of the
Code Commissioner, and the further print
ing by that commission. Adopted. V
By permission, Mr Settle offered a bill to
supply a temporary deficiency in the State
Treasury, and asked a suspension of tbe
rules to put the bill on its several readings.
On motion of Mr. Anderson, the rules
were suspended and a resolution in favor of
John Patterson, late, sheriff of Clay county,'
was taken up and passed' its several read
ings." : .' '
: House bill to. amend an act relative to
the Western Turnpike road, was taken up
and passed its several readings.
A message from the Senate, was received
notifying the House of the passage of several
bills and resolutions and asked its concur
rence therein. ' '', ' ' .'" "
i Mr. Powell, from the committee on en
rolled bills, reported several bills as properly
erly enrolled. ' ' J ; .
The Speaker announced the following
Committee on Agriculture, Mechanic and
Mining Messrs. Chamberlain, Powell,Kelly,
of Moore, Parrott, Copcland, Faulkner, Car
son, Brown, Hampton, ' Woodhouse aad
Clinard. , . ' ! ,; '
Committee on Constitutional Reform Rome
Branch Messrs. Johnston, of Buncombe,
Gregory, Phillips, Hargrove, Sparrow, Stan
ford and Luckey. ' , , .' " '., ",'
' On motion of Mr, Houston, the rules
were suspended and resolution to have 400
of the Treasurer's report printed for tbe use
of tbe House, was taken up.
Mr. Jordan asked permission to offer a
substitute to the resolution, when the Speak
er requested the gentleman to reduce his
substitute to writing. .-.''
Mr. Johnston, of Buncombe, moved that
the resolution nader consideration be post
poned for 10 minutes, to allow the gentle
man to draw up his substitute. : Adopted.
Mr. McNeill ofiered a, memorial from B.
T. Person oi the eounty'of Wayne, contest
ing the seat ot Wm. Copeland. Referred.
Hoose-biU-to aWhori7a the.. Connty Com
missioners of Lenoir to levy a special tax
for the year 1871, was taken up. Referred
The time having expired Mr. Jordan sub
mitted his substitute, to Instruct the joint
committee to have a sufficient number ot the
reports printed for the use of the Senate and
House. ' "' ;! -'-"'' '-'. oi :
Mr. McAfee moved to amend by insert-1
ing "3 copies including" the 120 already
ordered.." Adopted. ' "
Tbe question then being ''on the adop
tion ot the substitute as amended, P"
Mr. Houston moved to strike out the word '
"Senate." -Lost. " ! .v. .
' The substitute was then adopted ! when
the question recurred on - the original reso
lution as amended which was adopted. , j
1 House bill to require the sheriffs of the
State to pay to the Treasurers of their re
spective counties the : capitation and 411
other taxes imposed for tbe purposes of
public education. Referred.1 1 i i i
' On motion of Mr. Sparrow, the rules were
'suspended to take np Senate resolution in
favor of the sheriff of Pitt county. : Passed
its several readings. 1 i 0" Vi"
' House then adjourned until to morrow at
10 o'clock.-' ;" ' :-"'. !' ' ) :i
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i ' ' '" SENATE. '"! "5 ' !!
Thursday, Dee.; 8th, 1870.'.
! Senate met at 10 o'clock. "1 1 i :
Mr. Graham in the Chair. ' ' .i::.i;t
' Prayer by Senator Normentl ' : ; '!:' biti f
Jonrnal of yesterday read and approved.1
; Mr. Robbins from the Committee on In
tera&l Improvements, reported back a bill
appointing Commissioners to investigate al
leged frauds in the di?poMtirv,f the; bonds
of the State, and-recoamena3l its passage.
Calendared. " y j! ;?
Mr. Warrenf from 4he Committee on the
Judiciary, reported thatthey find that thi
keeper of the Capitol-i -placeman and
not an officer, and tbakthe General Assem
bly may provide for his place without in
fringement of the Constitution. Bill calen
dared and Committee discharged.
' Mr. Price moved a iwonBideratioi,oi the-1 .
i . I i i il.. 1311 in Ml.f!.n x olai4aa'l
VOlc Dy WOICn-uo um m icinui"! wmiBuvo
was made thespecial order for Tuesday,and
that the measuro'be madA fecial order
for to-morrow, and the Senate declined to
reconsider.' . ., . ,- : . .
; Mr. Jones, fromcommittce pn . Judiciary,
reported that the committee find the claim
of the Executors of the late Qcv. Worth to
be in all respects " just and recommend its
reference to the committee on Claims. Bill
Calendared. ,'2.7 , v !
! Mr. Love, from Ihe special committee to
which had been referred the bill fixing the
salary of the Attorney General; recommend
ed that it do not pass. Calendared.
; A House. meage reported the passage
ot a bill to restore to. the Western R. R.
Co. its originalights and privileges, and
asking the Senate to concurr. i Calendared.
- Also a bill to restore and reinstate burnt
records in the several counties. , ,
i Mr. Albright introduced a bill tonllow
the Commissioners of Chatham county to
lay a special tasand to , appoint . a tax
collector. Calendared. -. ,r . . '
Mr. Jones introduced a resolution in re
lation to the penitentiary. Adopted. , : i
! Mr. Robbins introduced' a resolution to
appoint & committee of three to consist of
Messrs. Love, Lehman and Worth, with in
structions to ascertain the .'actual amount
of money now in the treasury, and to re
port the same under, the several heads of
general fund, special tax fund, and literary
fund, as soon asjpay.be. - ' ;' '.
Mr. McCIamj!, introduced a concurrent
resolution in regard to the political disa
bilities of AM. Waddell, Rules suspended
and resolution put upon its passage. , . i
: Mr. Troy- moved to amend by inserting
the name of Sion H. Rogers, and the resolu
tion so amended was adopted, yeas 43, and
ordered io be engrossed forthwith. .
- Mr. Rabbins, of Rowan, introduced a 'res
olution instructing the Committee on Judi
ciary to bring m a bill making ; contempt
of Court to consider only of acts- done in
open court or obstruction of process. :
i Mr. Speed presented a petition from Mi
cajah Anderson, a citizen of Edgecombe,
setting , lorth that Napoleon Bonaparte
Bellamy, Esquire, who proposes to represent
said county in the Senate of North Caro
lina, is not and has not been a citizen of
the same for tne last two years, and asking
that an investigation be made into the facts
of the case. ,
Mr. Price moved to refei tho petition to
a committee of three. ,
Mr. Norment moved .to lay the petition
on the table, and the motion prevailed.
Mr. Latham introduced a bill for tbe re
lief of the sheriff of Martin county.'- Rules
suspended and bill passed. - Yens 31, r.tiys
none. t -': : i ' r
Mr. Worth introduced a bill for the relief
of the sheriff of Moore county.
On motion of Mr. Worth the rules were
suspended and resolution in favor of the
Sheriff of Moore county was taken up ' and
passed its several readings. '
Mr. Fleming introduced a bill to "allow
county commissioners to - extend the time
for tbe collection of taxes. Referred to the
committee on Propositions and Grievances.
Resolution on is second reading in favor
of Mr. A. Bledsoe, was taken up. " '
Mr. Graham spoke in favor of the claims.
The hour for the special order having ar
rived, Mr. Graham moved to postpone tbe
special order for 20 minutes to dispose of
the matter under discussion, adopted.
Mr. Gilmer moved to refer the whole
matter to the committee on claims. "
Mr. King moved to postpone the whole
matter indefinitely.' .'''''
Mr. Robbins moved to lefer the matter to
the committee on ciaims with instruction to
enquire whether Mr. i Bledsoe had taken ad
vantage of the actiaAot the last Legislature.
' On motion the spvia) order wag aain
postponed for 10 ibjsvW-- '" uh -'.
Mr. Merrimon offered a substitute Uj the
motion to refer, ' that the Treasurer be in
structed to pay to M. A. Bledsoe the sum of
$5,373.47 with interest on $4049 from the 1st
of Jan. 1869, till paidand that the "action
of the last Legislatufe -be - repealed. -The
substitute was adopted and the whole mat
ter was referred to the committee on claims.
On motion of Mr. Love the special order
was postponed for five minutes to take up
the bill in relation to the keeper of the cap
ital. The bill, as amended, then passed its 3rd
reading, i j ' '
The spooial order to consolidate the North
Carolina and the North-Western North Car
olina Railroads, was then ' taken up, and
passed iWfeecond reading. ' '
. A message from the House wai received,
transmitting several bills and resolutions,
which were read and appropriately referred ;
also announcing the House brancli on sever
al standing bommittees. i, . , , :i , t , . :
Mr. Troy introduced a resolution that the
General Assembly take access from the 22nd
of Dec. 1870tothe 11th day of Janhary,1871.
Laid over ( 'Mr. Murphy introduced a res
olution that the Senate meet at 10 and - ad
journ at 9 o'clock on each day. . Laid Over.
Tbe Senate then aqjournea tni to-morrow
! HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
I ' - . : - t:Thtjrsdat, Dec.' 8, 1870.
, House met at 10 o'cloclc. ' ':
j Speaker in tbe chair. '
Prayer by the. Rev. Mr. Grayson. .
Journal of yesterday read and approved.
! STANDING COMMITTEES.
Mr. Robinson, from the committee on en
rolled bills, reported several as properly en
rolled. ,. , ; ; " . . 1 ;
j . MEMORIALS. I . ' :
I Mr. ' Settle presented a memorial from
Jesse C. Griffith Sheriff of Caswell County.
Propositions and grievances. .J, .. .-.
' Mr. Powell from tbe committee on engross
ed bills reported jeveraJMjilJs ,as properly
j Mr. Settle, from the committee' on claims
reported Beveral bills and -' recommended
their passage. "Cale83U ' "
Mr. Ashe, from 'tlie judiciary' committee
reported Houee'bill, - No. 5, 'entitled an act
to repeal certain act! passed at the session
of 1808'69, making. appropriations to rail
road companies, ' ratified March 8, 1870.
Calendar.-. .:; i., nyi: o j
' Mr. Rankin,' from the committee on salaries
and fees, recommend that all bills and reso
lutions In " relation to per diemf and mileage
be referred to the joint committee on that
Subject, '-'l J 3. "!. v,v '" willid. 'i '
' Mr. Martin,-frbm tbe committee on town
ships, reported in favor of a resolution con
cerning the counties of Alamance and Cas
well. I, i
rj R8i'l'T,;oJJS j . ,
, : Mr. Kelly, of Moore, introduced a resolu
tion, in favorer, the Sheriff of 'Moore county.
Finance committee.". "...-,,' '
Mr. Tucker introduced a 'resolutioa that
the Speaker.be authorized to, make requisi
tions for the' necessary stationery, for the. use
of the H0usCalehdar.if n(- . ' j J
: I INTRODUCTION.. OF,b'iLLS.. .
Mr. Brooks introduced a bill to legalize
the acts of the Justices' of the' Peace, of the
county of Brunswick. Referred to the com '
mittee on Judiciary: also bill to fix the
compensation of tbe county Treasurer of
Brunswick county.:. Referred to .'committee
on Salaries and Fees.' " ni-i.-i -:
Mr. Nicholsbn- -introduced a bill Ma rela
tion to the Board of Commissioners of Ire
dell county. Referred to the committee on
Proposition and Grievances.
Ashe introduced a bu to aboijn VaL
special coftrtpf WUmington. Referred T
, jAlso abillto repeal sec. 4 chap. 14, pr
vate laws 1868-'9. Referred.; . .. ;J' :.
Mr. Jones,: of Northampton jatrodaccld a'
bill 15 empower 8 "A,-Warren, ex-eheriffij
Northampton to collect arrears of taxes.
Mr. Lassiter introduced a bill to prevent
the felling of trees in Carraway Creek.
pit motion of .Mr. Warring the-rjues were
suspenaen ana-'iue oi mat au legal elec
tors shall be required to vote in the town
ships InwhTclf thef tTvadTnftHtf
provision to .be punishable, as a misde-
mMnnr lRifrpi! "" " " 1 ''
BILLS ON .THIRD BEADING, 'r !.
A bill from the Finance Committee grant
ing relief to the late sheriffs of Yadkin and
Surry. Passed. . e. -r. i .-; )'
An act in relatioi: to taking fish from the
Cape Fear River prsscd. ? n T ' .
Mr. Collis mtroducod'a' bill concerning
County Commissioners."' Referred.
! CALENDAR.,. r,''.;.;',:
On motion of Mr.' Smith the rules were
suspended and House bill No: 17 to amend
the charter of the town of Goldsboro', was
taken up! ,' .', r V '.' '' "
j Mr. Dudley moved to strike out ?'90M,and
-Bsert "30" Lost ' ' ' "'
t Mr. Caw thorne moved to lay ,t)ie amend
ment on the table. Lost .
1 The previous question was Called and sus
tained, and the bill pasted by a vote of yeas
6?, nays 37. ... .'.;,.:"'. .... " .1
! A bill concerning a Convention , of the
peoplewas ordered ; to be . printed , 'and re
ferred to a joint committee on Constitution
reform 4 ;t.u -.'-.'' i ;-fh
I A bill prescribing the time foe sheriffs to
settle State and County, taxes. Passed.'
.' A resolution to raise a joint committee of
twelve to prepare' and report amendments
to the Constitution to be acted upon by the
Legislature. Iteferred to'-' joint committee
on Constitutional Reform.!' . :.- . ; :i
Bill to repeal section 7, chap. 16, of the
laws of '68 and '69.' Passed. - '1 ... - .i
i Tlio hour for the Bpecial order having ar
rived, a. bill concerning the city of Wilming
ton was taken up. and amended.1' "
t Mr. French moved to indefinitely post
pone.' ' v: -"I -':.:,U3 " l'i '' r
i Mr. Justice arose to speak' but the previ -ous
question having been called by Mr.
Ashe, the motion prevailed, (52 to 35. 1
j On the motion to postpone :the: House
stood ayes 38, nays 67. The bill then passed
ayes 69, nays 37., , .,. ,. . ,-r "';'. ,
j Mr. McAffee moved to reconsider and to
lay that motion on the table, and the House
so voted. -' " ' -J -' ,i:J
; Mr. Settle introduce a bill for the relief of
the Sheriff of Caswell Referred, . ' !
! Resolution expressing the conviction of
ic Hou3e that there ought to be a strict
investigation into the conduct of all State
officials who have had control 6f public
moneys. Adopted. ; 1
Resolution instructing members ' of con
gress to urge the passage of a general act
for the removal of disabilities. Addopted,
and House adjourned. '' ' '. ; ' '' .
. . . SENATE. :.';-.
, . v J Friday, Dec. 9, 1870.
The Senate' met at l0'clock:; !,'T'
Speaker in the Chair. ' ." ,
Journal of yesterday read and approved.
Leave of absence was ' i erranted to Mr.
Hawkins till Monday,' to Mr. King and to
Mr. Robbins, of Davidson; for to-morrow,
and to Mr. Allen from Monday indefinitely.
jMr. Jones from Committee on Penal In
stitutions, reported' a bill in ' relation to
special tax money now in the Treasury, or
which may be repaid to that fund, direct
ing the Treasurer to use $300,000 of the
money now in - the Treasury belonging to
the special tax fund ; $150,000 to be appro
priated for ordinary State expenses and for
the uses of the Asylum ' for' the Insane, and
of the Institution for the' Deaf, Dumb and
Blind; and $150,000 to be appropriated to
the Penitentiary. ' Bill passed its first and
second readings. ' '
t Mr. Jones took the Chair. " "
Mr. Graham defended the bill. 1 We need
$800,000 to tarry on this government till
the first day of October next -. The institu
tions referred to are in exigent necessity.
The case calls lor immediate action. :
Mr. Robbins, of Rowan, thought if we
were going . to be stalled we might as well
go in up to the hub as over the felloe. . He
was therelore opposed to this outlay.' ,
Mr. Graham thought that .those members
who came here to carry otr the government
without a tax would find themselves woe
fully mistaken'! They had better resign and
go home.' ' ' -. , V '
i Mr. C ook thought the sooner we stopped
the whole thing the better, if things are as
they are represented. . The 'bill was post
poned till Tuesday 12 ' o'clock', and ordered
to be printed. '., . ' '".
I Mr. Graham resumed the chair." t
Mr. Norment from the special committee
to which had beeri referred several bills re
lating to per diem and milage reported and
recommended the adoption of a bill giying
to the presiding officers 7 per day ; , to the
principal and assistant , clerks $6 per day;
to tbe enrolling and engrossing clerks $5
per day ; to the doorkeepers .-..$5 per day.
Milage to be twenty cents-for every mile of
travel each way. . -i-'A v - : .
) Mr.- Robbins, of Davidson, proposed to
amend by reducing the per diem $2 in each
tiuse, and the per diem to 10 cents.' He
He. thought to march right np to this prop
osition would bide a multitude ot sins.
Mr. Cowles proposed to insert 6 instead oi
1 . i; Motion withdrawn. A - -4
Mr. Lehman favored the reduction. He
thcraght it economical and just, -i '- 1
Mr. Jones wanted the report of the com
i littee adopted. His constituents could not
expect him to live any plainer here than he
did at home: v.'-: -".I - !' . '''
I Mr. Robbins, of Rowan, was in favor of
$3 a day and a convention. He believed
that would harmonize everything. The peo
ple can easily Understand tbe difference be
tween $3 and $7, that if yon make that dif
ference they won't look much further. .- .,.
i Mr. Jones considered that trickery. He
came here with ,the prestige of an honest
?an. If the gentleman's idea of the people is
irrect they must think we are a sort of cdu
tcd thieves He believed in doing what
as right and he thought his constituents
would sustain him.' . . .. , :- , .
Mr. Robbins, ofpavidson, thought the
people bad a weft grounded suspicion of all
legislators. ' - t . ta vrl-h'l la
JMr. Norment did not wish to. see this
General Assembly placed upon a footing
with the British Parliament,-which would
drive every poor man- from these halls! If
he thought his people had ' any sospicion of
him he would. resign., . , ,. , . -. .
- Mr. Linney made a very eloquent '.attack
upon tbe bill. r , i
Mr. Graham thought five dollars per day
no more than sufficient to -pay the speaker's
expenses. His duties are arduous, bis busi
ness is broken up, he is expected to be here
constantly. With himself., personally,, it
made no dillerence. what the , pay is. ,.. -
fMr.'Dargan had;' listened tq three or four
or the most eloquent speeches hei had ever
thcard upon so naked a subject It, had called
forth all the learning yf aucieot- and mod
ern times. ' If the Conservative party differs
fdom the Republican party in nothing else
than two dollars a fjay, let it g6 among the
things that were.., II, his constituepU wan,
ted him to come lier, and live around the
market on, ground, peas and t fruit,. he. was
willing to resign at any moment.,
i Mr. Olds thought the remarks oi the Sen
ator from Robeson entirely in place. He him
self was here. as. the, representative .of the
colored people and poor, white men'.', They
did not wish an j per diem established which
would cut them off from the- legislative ca
pacity, if they wish to fomej,be.i They
say that the reason , wby Senators could in
old times afford to come here for two dol-
lars' a"aay was that thof J.ad the popr fr O-
ple stworkin their fiehfajWithou
They say thatthey ca;-tot afford o to -late
for the wages that ought; to sa Jsfy r h
men. They say that Cos wrvat re
party take away' their -Jta, inihis way,
restricting per diem below living rate. It cnta
them off from all hope ot ever coming here.
They want a fair per dimit they come, such
as will enable them to support their families
comfortably in their absence.
. tni l.i i o Lwi aves 19. navs 26.
h iiuc imcuiiiinui. J - ,
- 'And tae &ut wa losu i 113 .v.
lncr nvm 9.9. navs 9t j-- --
vote- Dy i.wuich. the senate revou . u
amendment to strikeout thirty days 'and
insert ninety in tho bfll to Jiller the charter
of Wilmington,, ' ', ..';
.'Mr. Moore said that .the Constilntion
provides that every rualo person, horn in
the. United States and. every naturalized
citizen who shall haveWained the ige of
21, and been i resident'Sa the Statethirty
days shall be an ,electok 'If, t had been
the design 46 require a fesidence of ninety
days they : would- have so explained it.
Surely, if a man is eligible to vote for, the
highest offices, he i is eligihlflf tp:J , vote for
the lower. . As a municipality is a political,
corporation, its ' elections should feegov
erned as are State elections :You might as
Well requires man to. reside in ..tliecity five
years as - to require a residence -i of (ninety
days. If you pass firon the term named by
the Constitution, where will you stop!
You might as -well adopt the, principle
embodied in the bill presented the 'other
day by the Senator from Pasquotank, and
require a property qualification, as to re
quire a residence of ninety days.) -iEon the
Constitutiorl Sa explicit in its. prevision in
both cases, -i Iff you cao say in violation of
one section that h man must have; a ninety
days residence In-order to be a voter, then
you. havecqual. right in .violation of .an
other section, to require a propokty qualifi
cation. , I do. hope, that in theii ; haste to
abrogate the- Constitution,-gentleaiea will
not fail to regard it . as the supreme law
while it is tbe Constitution, and that there
shall be no legislation in contravention of
it while it is the law. Mr. President, there
shall be no such, legislation if my vote, can
prevent it. -Y.-v) ,., i'.i ,- tJt
: Mr. Warren spoke ia defence of the con
stitutionality of the provision requiring a
residence of ninety days. . 1 ,.
Mr. Lehman and Mr. Olds spoke in reply.
The Senate reconsidered by a vote of 27 to
14; adopted the amendment 27 to 24, and
passed the bill 27 to 13.. ' ' ' '
i Mr. Price offered a resolution calling for a
National Educational system ; and a resolu
tion in regard to vagrants. .. ." ' .. ;
; Mr. Robbins, of Rowan, called up a reso
lution allowing Commissioners of Chatham
to lay a special tax and the resolution pass
ed, r . , .'
; Mr. Norment introduced a resolution con
cerning lawlessness in Robeson. Adopted.
- Mr. Love introduced a bill to establish
the Whiteside Turnpike. '. a
Mr. Gilmer a bill toauthorize- the Ccm-
missioners of Guilford to issue bonds for tho
purpose of payinff the county debt. Referr
ed to committee on Finance.
Mr. Smith a bill to amend chap. 106 of
the laws of '60 and .'70. ' '.-' . " ',.
Mr. Warren a bill concerning the debts of
munici pal corporations. Referred 4o com
mittee on Judiciary. ' " '
Mr. Warren a bill to prohibit"; Justices of
the Peace from practicing law' in certain
cases. Referred to committee' oft Judiciary.
I Mr. Troy introduced a bill fiir the relief of
the Sheriff and tax collector of Moore. Re
ferred to committee on Finance. ?- ' :" 1 ! '
Adjourned,- '. '; ,:, V''',
. : HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
j - , .Friday," Dec. 9,18,78. .
i The House met at 10 o'clock.: , ,; "
Speaker n the Chair. , 1 , ( t
i Prayer by the Rev. Mfc Warrick.-. -'
Journal of yesterday was. read . and . cor
rected. ., . . i V'i i l!C
I Mr. Gambrel presented petition! front
the citizens of Alleghany ' and Wilkes to
change tbe line between the two counties.
Referred.' ' ' '
: Mr. Strudwjck prssjnrcd m-memoriai frmt
tho Penitentiary" tiommonewasXtng for
means to carry on tbe work on tne said build
ing and support of the convicts' and 'em
ployees. '-Referred. .: 1 1 1
STANDING COMMITTEES.' '
j Mr. Jones, of Caldwell, from the Commit
tee on Claims, reported favorably on .House
resolution in favor of W. R. Cox and Chas.
Manly. , a i .
1 Mr. Sparrow, from the Judiciary Commit
tee, reported favorably on House bill iu re
lation to detectives. ..... .. ;.
Mr. Strudwick, from the Finance Com
mittee, reported several bills nd ..resolu
tions and recommend, their passage,;, also, a
bill fixing compensation--.of -the county
treesurcrs of Northampton and Henderson,
and recommend that it do not pass. :'
; RESOLUTIONS. ; " ri " '
Mr.1 McAfee introduced a resolution to
have three copies , of the report of
tbe Superintendent -of Public ' Schools.
Calendar. . ''''C'-v 'VV'"',
: Mr. Strudwick? introduced' a'' resolution
that W. W. Holden be impeached for "high
crimes. Referred.'' m-1 .
. ! Mr.' Carson introduced a resolution in re
lation to recess. Calendar1. " m '-' ,
I Mr. Broadfoot introduced a resolution in
reference to certain books for the use of the
Judiciary Committee.' Calendar.'
Mr. Crawford . reported
Beveral . bills
!!" J Sfii.,'.
properly engrossed. , ,
V INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. ,4, .., , ,,.
' Mr. Settle introduced a bill to fix the per
diem and mileage of members of the Gener
al Assembly; and stated in -defence of bis
bill, that the House had bad a great- many
bills upon this subject, and he did not wish
to be understood as introducing this bill lor
lUncomle, ,for he considered that, privilege
belongs .to his friend over the way,,nor
would he make the impression on this House
that he represents a picaunish constituency,
a constituency, unwilling: to, allow him a
reasonable compensation, for he ; has the
honor, in part, to represent a noble constitu
ency of whom he is proudt. a county' whose
sons are noted for their; iutegrity .and liber
ality, but we must remember that; we. came
in jKiwet on Ike- principle of retrenchment
aod reform, -and he was willing to commence
that principle. right here and now. -1 Kl
I Mr: Brown introduced biH to authorize
the acting Sheriff of Da videos county to col
lect arrears of taxes. -: Referred mi-r-l.
I Mr. Johnston, of Buncombe;' introduced a
bill for the relief of JessefrStrmner, late Sher
iff of Buncombe to collect arrears of taxes.
leferred.'; ' mi.'jwvi'i vw.i
jMr. McAffee introduced a bill In' favor of
the late tax collector of Cleaveland. ' Refer
ed. ' '' ;'' ;
'Mr. Jordan introduced a bill; to'authorize
the levy of a special tax ol $5,000 for the
county of Person.' Reterred.-'";- '.' -i '
;Mr. Bryson intrinluced a bill to declare
certain roads In Jackson county public'roads.
Referred." ". - "' ". '
' On motion ofMr, Martin, the ' bill for the
relief of the Sheriff ot Carteret County was
taken; up and passed its several readings.
On motion of Mr. Broadfoot,, the -rules
wre. suspended and the resolution j4,rqfer
erjee to certain books for tbe usoio ihe ju
diciary committee was! taken? apand "passed
it 2nd reading. " "I J 1,-mk ?a
" On motion of Mr.' Jordan the' rules were
suspended and a resolution of enqdiry res
pocting the alleged improper Use of the piub
lie monies, was taken up andJpassexl its
several readings. " x """"t 1 ""'.'A
ouse resolution in "ilivbr Tot Sff. k Gen- T
try, Sheriff ot Stokes, passed, its 3rd reading.
House resolution, tor the oompktion pf the
Wlestern Div. of the W. N. C. R passed
iti3rd reading,T ., j 7 ' ;imt,ii irft
House bil( to fix the compensation of the
TriBasBeS f Henderson and Northampton
count! i failed to pass its second reading.
, Senf e bill to repeal chap. 52, of laws of
J8G tK.n reierence to tne powers ot the
governor Vfjipioy a aeiective iorce, passed '
Senate bill in favor of the tax collector of
Bladen county to collect arrears of taxes,
passed its 2nd reading.
- Senate mil 10 relieve i.nomas r. Baxter,
Sheriff of Currituck, from tbe penalties for
failure to pay over the taxes in. the time pie
scribed by law, passed itsSnd readangf
On motion of Mr. Ashe, the rules were
meaning 01 tne act entitled an act to repeal
ccrtotifeacts passed at th? session f 1868'69, ,
nies ratifiad March ft,J810JWaataken up.
! After a disojussior-of.consiileralle. length
the further coaSderatini of he bill.Vas on
motion oMr. Jttartin, j5ostf5ooed until Mon
day the. Wit ordered Wjle printed. 0 j
j A message was" received Trbm'tti4 Senate
transmitting several bills, -announcing the
passage iof the same and asked the, concur
rence of, the House.,, The bills were appro
priately referred. .
j Mr." Chamberlain waS excused from acting,
on the committee on agriculture, a . ,' ,
I The House then adjourned. ;: .- T-j .. 1 ,
I Note. In the proceedings of Wednesday
Mrt Jon'of Northampton.'is reported as -:
hkving called np.'nnder a suspension of tbe v
rales, Senate resolution in. favor of the sher-
iffs of Northampton and Wilkes. u Also, on
Thursday as introducing a bill to empower '
Si A, WarronKlate sheriff" of Northampton
ti collect arrears of taxes. - Instead ot Mr.
Jones, it should read Mr. Buxton.
.tarttft ..?!; Jvw7 y f ..V tWPOBTBB.
a.H -.o;- gENATB."""-'5 : i .
nt gATCBDAri Dec: ioth; 1870.
Senate met at iQ o'tlock ' 1 i "
President in "ahe chair r' '
Journal of yesterday read and approved.
Rpnorta were oresented hi Mr. ' Warren
from committee on judiciaJJ1 recommending
a substitute for tne unt 10 repeat certain sec
tiops and amend others of 'chap.'270, of the
laws of '68 and '69. .. Calendar, ,
I By Mr. Dargan from the same committee,
stating that further legislation is inexpedi
ent on the common law right of dower.
Committee discharged. ' - ," t .
j By Mr, Jones, from the tame committee,
recommending the passage of a bill to restore
and reinstate burnt records.-''. Calendar.
I By Mr. Warren, recommending reference
oi 1 the resolution to enforce labor on the
public roads, &c,,to the committee on roads,
bridges and ferries.'! Referred. ! .;..
j Mr. Graham introduced a bill to incorpo
rate the ' Yanceyville, "Danville and Coal
Field R.R. Co. Referred.-'
j Mr. Troy introduced a bill to incorporate
the Fayetteville Independent ' Bucket Co.
Refined. '"' r
Mr.'Wliiieside introduced bill to rcgu- -Yule
per diem and mileage; giving $5 to pre
siding tfficers and clerks ; to members $3 ;
to engrossing and enrolling clerks and door
keepers $4 mileage 10 cents.'' - Referred.
; Mr. McClammy introduced a bill to amend
sec 16, title 4, chap. 1, code of civil proce
dure. Reierred .,..-..,', ' '.' ' , .1
Mr. Love introduced a bill to repeal cer
tain acts in relation to Western Turnpike
road.:! -Referred. .f . ,:,.Hn . '..
, Mr. Allen introduced -a hill to repeal an
act authorizing the commissioners of Jones
county to levy a special tax. Referred.
It Mr. Currie called fox the.' reconsideration
of the rote of yesterday on the,, bill regula
tingpriietand mileage. , "...
' Air. Whiteside hoped it would not be con
sidered. ;He was in. favor of a much lower
tate than any mentioned in that bill.
Mr. Love didn't come here to eat out the
bowels of his constituents, nor oh the other
hand to eat, dirt. If these, men .who have
said so much for Buncombe didn't take the
highest price given,, you might take his bat
i Mr. Merrimon thought the pay worth
more now than last year because gold has
fallen. - ' ': '.-'",:.''"':'
Mr. Robbins. wanlcdLthaSaoate to com
pare the course of the Senator from Jackson .
on this particular with his course on the pay
of everybody else. .;, ... .? j .
j Mr. Worth though expenses, in general
"Iro trfglierjtbantwenty years ago when men
did not get such high pay. And lie did not '
think tlie average ot this body worth any
more than then pf twenty years agn,", T
; Mr. Speed had been told in the .'canvass
by a negro, Massa, we don't , in tehd 'to let
you go there, but if you do-go tlicre, we
think you are wortb seven dollars anyhow.
It however,these economical gentlemen want
to do something li8ndsome,he pledged him
self not to touch one dime of public money
during the session, (applause ' by ' Senators,
accompanied -with the rap, of the gavel.)
i Other Senators haying spoken, ' Mr. Gra
ham wanted to save - money ' by stepping
talk and therefore moved the previous quet- '
tion, and the vote therefore stood ayes 25,
nays 16. ' -''' ' ' : '' 1 -'' ';' - -'
! Tbe previous question being called for
on tbe bill tbe call was sustained, ayes 25,
nays 16 ; and the bill passed its second read
ing, ayes 22, nays 18: - ' ...
The Senate refused to suspend the rules
in order to put the bill upon its passage.
I Mr. Jones introduced k bill to incorporate
the Hebrew Benevolent Society of Charlotte. ( .
Referred. -.. ! :-., t . -j h-'l t
The President named -as the Senate
Branch of the committee - on constitutional
Reform, Messrs. Cook, Latham, Moore, Lin
ney, and HymanT ' ", : ' -:
i Mr. Murphy introduced a bill in relation
to divorce, l iteferred-. v t A i
A resolution asking for National and for
N. C. public schools was made the special
order for Tuesday.
f. House resolution" instructing commit tee
to report means for the support of the Asy
lum for tbe Deaf Dumb and: Blind, ( was
adopted. f " '-" ' -
I Mr. Price received leave of absence from :
Saturday till Tuesday, .-i j.
! Resolution in regard to the rental of the
Executive mansion was taken ttp a substi
tute offered, and the matter tabled.1' "
j The bill for the repeal of the act forthe
letter securing of life nr property was taken
up and passed its second reading.
1 The bill being on its third reading,' Mr.
Moore and Mr. Olds spoke in opposition to
it. Mr. Moore urged that if tbis biff was
repealed then .there is ho legtslatfort 'Win
struct the Governor with ; reference ; to an
important constitutional provision, '
proviue means ior us luinnment, ; , ,,
j Mr. Oldsargued.tUat jf the Stale take no
means to suppress' Iticse" WwgCS,' the ua-"
tioual government must do it t and he would'
suggest whether this M not a -step toward
Siat we have been taught ' to regard ks a
ngerous cottsolfdation, l ' " '' ;
I Tbe bill then passed, ayes Messrs 'Adams,
Albright., Allen,' Battle, " Cook,r Council,,
Cowles, Crowell, Currie, Dargan, '.Fleming,
Gilmer, Grabam Jbnes, Latham, Ledbetter,
Linney, Jjove, Mauney, McClammy, McCot
tcr, Merrimon, .Murphy Nornjent; Robbins
of Davidaon, Speed, Troy, Waddell, Warren,
WUteside, Worth, 81, nays. Messrs. Beasley,
Eppea, Hyraan'assiter, Lehman,; iMobrc,
(Ihe Beoate ladopted xeaolutioa authoriz
ing the General Assembly to take- recess
frpmthe 23d df Dec. tou the lUbi not Jan.
nXt jj Jrl 7, i noj ff i evm.
(A resolution asking' fur a patioaal, system
of) education 1 was. postponed itfll JIuesday
next . Ja,w
(AiteAilottoi in regard to 4 house of cor
rection for juveni'e offender' dlJ'not pnss.
A resolution authorizing- loai Of $180.
000 front the North Carolina railroad passed
its second reading, ayes STaya, 10. L' ,
At the request of Mr. Troy the rulci "were
suspended to Urkte op a! bill restore' to -s
the Western Jtailroad CompanV its original
Charter.'-''"" ' i c- a.w.P
Mr. Graham proposed to amemf h pro
viding that no. claim of .'the SUtej VhalJt bo
surrendered until the bonds shall b returned
into the treasury.. Adopted, m f ,
Mr. Robbins, of Rowan, moved that the