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CAltOLUNA STAJNDAK1); FRIDAY, FEB. 6,
- THE NORTH
"SENATE. . '
SaTcbbat, Jan. IS, 1893.
Thn Sneaker tolled the Senate to order at 1Q o'clock.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Landsdell, of the Baptist Church.
Journal of yesterday rea'd -an approved. .
Mr. Gham introduced a bill to amend the law relative ,
to the bourn of keeping open the offices in the Capitol. It
fixes th office hours of the Treasurer, Secretary, Comp
tmller and Auditor, fre 9 until 2 o'clock, on each day,
Sunday excepted.) Passed its first reading and placed on
the calendar. , , ,
Mr. Hall introduced a bill to alter the rules of law rela
tive to a probata ef wills. Passed its several readings uu
'der a suspension of the rules. ,
An engrossed bill from the House ot Commons amenda
tory of an net passed February, 1S(J2, entitled "an act to
provide ways and means for supplying the treasury, was
Tead the first time, passed, aud placed on the calendar.
By Mr. Young, a resolution authorizing The Governor
to appoint a commission to visit the various regiment
from tis State, inquire into their condition and provide
C.w lhir wants. Passed first reading and pluced on the
yMr A Jams of Guilford, a bill to incorporate the N.
C. Christian Advocate joint sti ck and publishing company.
Passed first reading and referred to the committee on cor-
Mr.'l'atton presented a memorial from H. T. Wolsten
hnlme, asking remuneration for clothes furnished troops.
Keferred to the committee oo claims.
Bv Mr. Patton, a bill amendatory of an act incorporating
the town of Asheville. Keferrei to the committee ou cor
porations. Mr. Leitch. from the committee to superintend the elec
tion of cine Trustees of the University, reported that Hou.
J. G. Shepherd. Neill McKay and Dr. E. Warren, each bar
ing received a majority of the votes cast, were duly elected.
A message from the House of Commons transmitted re
commeudaiions tor justices of the peace for Bertie and
Guilford counties, in which it asked the concurrence of the
On motion of Mr. Outlaw, the recommendation for Ber
tie county was laid on the table.
The recommendation lor Guilford county was concurred
A message was received from the Home of Commons
announcing the passage in that body of the resolution in
favor of kufus Galloway and Lewis Williamson, with
certain amendments, in which amendments the concur
rence of the Senate was asked. The Senate concurred and
the House informed thereof by message.
The resolution in favor of A. C. Latham, Sheriff of Craven
count v, and tbe bill in favor of Isaac Arledge, late Mier
itf of Heudersun couuty, were severally read the 2d and
Sd times and passed.
Mr. Lane arose and made a few remarks in reply to an
editorial which appeared iu the Ifaily Pioyrese of to-day
in reference to hiinseif
Mr. Warren from the committee on the Judiciary, to
.whom was referred the bill to amend the Revised Code in
regard to the writ of Aci.V.ioyw, reported the same back
t the Senate, with an amendment, uud recommended its
passage. Placed on the calendar.
On motion of Mr. Slaughter, leave of absence was granted
to Mr. Lindsay from and afttr to-day uuul Wednesday
On motion of Mr. Hall, a like privilege was granted to
Mr. Ed'.vards the Reading Clerk.
On motion of Mr. Taylor, of Chatham, the unfinished
business of yesterday being the bill to amend the charter
of the Chatham Railroad Company was now taken up.
Mr. Young introduced an amendment authorizing the
Governor to subscribe $iit,ooo of the stock owned by the
State in the N'. C. Railroad, so as to aid in the completion
of this road, but it being stated that this transfer would
interfere with the linking Fund, it was withdrawn.
Mr. Wiggins otlcied an amendment to strike out $."X,
0X (the amount authorized to be subscribed by the State)
and insert "O.uoO, which was adopted.
Alter further dis wU&sion between Air. Lassiter, in favor
of, and Mr. Copeland in opposition to the bill, the question
was put upon the passage of the bill its second reading.
Ou motion of Mr. Browu the yeas ami nays were order
ed. Passed. Yeas S nays 14.
Mr. Graham presented a memorial from sundry persons
asking for au alteration in the charter of the l'iedmoi.t
KailruaJ company so as to change the gauge of said road.
Laid on the table for the present.
Tbe bill to modify an act entitled "an act to change the
jurisdiction of the courts and to alter the rules of pleading
therein," was read the second lime.
The bill was ably advocated by Messrs. Graham and
Lassiter, and opposed by Messrs. Hall, Browu and Carra
way. Mr. Marrill stated that be could not vote for the bill in
its resent shape, aai desired to see it ameuded and per
fected. luo bill was discussed until the hour of 2 o'clock, when f
on motion of Mr. Graham, the Seuaie adjourned until Mill
day morning 10 o'clock.
HOUSE OFCOMM X3.
Saturoay. Jan. ST. 163
The House met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by
Rev. Henry Hardie. Friday's journal was read.
An engrossed resolution from the Senate allowing and
granting- further time to several rx-sherifls to collect ar
rears of taxes, was amended by adding several utnr?s from
other counties, passed its third reading.
An engrossed bill from the Senate to provide for the
completion of the claim of North Carolina ag-tinst the
Confederate government and for other purpuses, passed its
Mr. Richardson presented a memorial from citizens of
Anson and Richmond counties, on tbe subject of keeping
the Pee Dee river open for the passage of tish.
Reports from committees were made; the s'lhject will
be noticed when called up on their further readings.
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.
Mr. Burgin, a bill ceding a certain district of territory to
the Confederate States for the purpose of establishing a
permanant seat of Government. "
Mr. Fowle, resolution instructing the Committee on
Propositions and Grievances, to take under consideration
a contract between the Stale aud W. (J. Strickland, and
report if any damages are due said Strickland.
Mr. Harris, cf Cabarrus, a resolution calling npon the
Adjutant General to furnish a tabular statement of tbe
number of Volunteers and Cun-cripts that have been in
tbe army from this State.
Mr. Woodall, a resolution requesting the Governor to
. confer with tbe General commanding in North Carolina
relative to the impressment of wagons and teams in John
ston county and the counties adjoining, and endoavor to
have the matter so arranged as to bear equally ou all.
Mr. Beall, a resolution instructing the finance commit
tee to enquire into the expediency of raising tbe pay of our
soldiers, and also into the expediency of raising the taxes
for that purpose.
Mr. Peebles called np a resolution in favor of W. W.
Happer. and the same passed its several reading. -
Mr. Heury of Bertie, presented a list foi appointment of
magistrates of his county. Concurred in.
Mr. Foy, a bill to authorize the Governor to call out tho
militia and to reorganize the same.
Mr. Craigc moved to take up a resolution from tbe Sen
ate in favor of J. M. Neal. Concurred in, aud the same
passed its several readings.
Mr. Foust, from tbe committee to superintend the elec
tion of Trustees of the University, reported that Hon. J
G. Shepherd, Neill McKay and Dr. fcdward Warren h.d
received a majority of all the votes cast and' were elected.
Mr. Joiner introduced a bill relative to the binding out
of free colored children.
Mr. Patterson, a resolution authorizing the purchase of
the arms belonging to the Military Academy at Hillsboni'.
Mr. Hampton, a bill authorizing tbe sale" at public auc
tion of the old jail, in Wilkes county.
Mr. Parks presented a memorial fro-n certain citiz ms of
Burke county, asking to have a portion of thut county
ranferr.jd to Mitchell cou-ily.
The Revenue bill again cainenp for consideration. Con
siderable discission ensued and numerous propositions
to amend were introduced, some of which were conenrred
in. Tbev are not reported for tbe reason that they could
not well be understood without having the bill betore tbe
The House adjourned until half past 3 o'clock this after
noon. AFTERNOON SESSION.
The afternoon e' ion iu entirely occupied in the con
siderate of the Revenue bill.
The House adjiurmxt to meet at 7 o'clock this evening.
Fib. Mosdat 2, 1SRS.
Senate met at 10 o'clock. Prayer" by Rev. J. J. Lans
deP. Journal of Saturday read and approved.
Mr. White introduced a bill to authorize Jesse Grant to
distil whisky for medical purposes. Referred to the com
mittee on propositions and grievauces.
Mr. Lane introduced a memorial and resolution in favor
.of Thomas Haugliton. Referred to committee on c'aiiu.
Mr. Eure moved to send a message to I ho Honse propo
sing to go into the clcctioa of nine Trustees of the Univer
sity this day at 1 o'clock. Adopted.
Received a message from the House transmitting a num
berof engrossed bikswhiuii were read aud passed their 1st
The rules were stipend-"! and the engnMed billa to
legalize the ir-ccdiiigs the County Court of Catawba
passed its several readings.
The unfinished business being the bill in relation to the
partial repeal of the stay law, was taken np. "
Mr. Graham addressed the Senate in favor of restoring
criminal jurisdiction to the Courts. He offered an amend
ment providing tlsu the supreme and Superior Courts
shall meet as before the war, ith full power over criminal
cases, probate of wills, actions of tort, Ac.
"Mr. Hill regarded the present law as a necessity.
Though it had its nn;erf-ciions, it had been xcquinscH in
by the people, and he had hoard of few hardship! wrought
fcy.it. r 8
After some further discussion the hill and amendments
were, on motion of Mr. Hall, laid on tbe table Teas 24
nays 18. ' '
The resolution to correct the tax list from the county of
Burke, for the year IS', passed its third reading.
The resolution in relation to soldier's bounty passed its
third reading Provides that the heirs of those who died
in service prior to the pissnge of the act giving the addi
tional bounty of 4o to Siata Troops and t0 to Volun
teers for twelve months shall receive said additional
0 unity. J
The bill to permit free persons of African descent to
eaoose the:r masters aud become slaves, after discussion,
Was laid ou the tablw.
The bill to amend the charter of the Chatham Railroad
Company Was further amended and passed its third read" a?.
Received from the liouse a message concurring ir. the
proposition to go into tbe,election of Trustees of itr Unt
versity, and aunouacing a'number of names.
The Senate thon bailoited f.r Trustees, ander the super-
intendance of Mossis. Patton and loung. ,
A bill to amend tbe Militia bill passed 1U aecoad, and
nnder a suspension of the rules, its third reading. Ex.
empts the stewards of the Female Collegia iu tbe town vf
Hnrfreesboro' from militia duty.
The bill to amend tbe Revised Coda in relation to the
kibeai corpu, passed its second reading. t
The bill to amend the ordinance of the Convention to
incorporate the Piedmont Railroad, was discussed on its
second reading, pending which
Tbe Senate adjourned till to morrow morning 10 o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS."
Mokdat, Feb. 8, 188.
Tbe Ilonse was called to order by Mr. Mann, of Pasquo
tank, wbeu the following letter was read:
Ralwgu, N. C, Feb. Sd, 186J.
Qrx. W. E. Manx, Pear tiir: I am confined to my bd
by sickness, and fear that 1 shall be unable to resume my
duties in tbe House for a few days, and have to request
that you will lake the Chair and discharge ha duties of
Speaker until 1 shall be able to .relieve you.
You will please express to tbe House my regrets at be
ing compelled to delegate the -discharge of my duties to
another at this period of tbe session.
Respectfully yours, II. S. DOXNELL.
Afterthe reading of the letter, Mr. alaun said:
Gentlemen of the Ihnut of Gmimon:l regret exceed
ingly to bear of the sickness of our uouorable Speaker, and
especially at this late period of the Bossion, when there is
so nuich business belore us. Having been requested by
him to take the chair and do the duties of Speaker, I have
conseuted to do so to tbe best of my ability, hoping at tbe
same time that the House will hear with me for any errors
that I may unintentionally commit in the discharge of the
duties of the chair.
After the remarks of Mr. Mann, the Rev. Mr. Hardie
offered up a prayer, and the Uouse proceeded to busiuesa.
Journal of Saturday was read.
A message was received from the Senate transmitting
sundry engrossed bills and resolutions passed by that body.
(Tbey'will be noted wbeu brought up for consideration.)
An engrossed bill, 1 elating 10 the probate of wills, was
fussed its several leadings under a 8HSension of tbe rules.
An engrossed resolution iu tavor of A. C. Latham, was
passed 11s several readings.
Mr. Horton moved to suspend the rules and put an en
grossed bill from the Senate, repealing au act of the pres
ent session, relative to the county sen of Mitchell couuty,
on the several readings.
Mr. McKay suggested that tbe member from Mitchell
was nut in his seat, owing to indisposition ; he thought
therefore that the bill ought not to be taken up at this
Mr. Horton said that this bill was important to a large
portion of his ciuslitueots, and as tbe session was advan
cing to its close, he would like to have the matter consid
ered. He did uot however seek any udrautagu of the
Tbe House refused to take the bill up.
Mr Waddeil introduced a bill to secure to married wo
men property owned by them before marriage.
Mr. li lissom introduced a resolution instructing nnr
senators aud requesting our representatives iu Congress
to endeavor to have ihe payolour soldiers increased to
f JO per mouth. Passed unanimously.
Mr. Henry, of Beitie, said that be had changed his vote
for the resolution. He thought we were creating a debt
that wc would find it very diilicult to pay, but as extrava
gance seemed to be the order of the day, he wanted our
soldiers to get a share of it while it was going.
Mr. Shepherd presented a memorial from Joseph S.
Puon and others of Randolph and Montgomery counties,
asking for relief from the depredations of a iiaud of deser
ters. Ac, in that locality.
Mr. Foust said that it was notorious that there was a
baud of troublesome characters iu that portion of bis coun
ty. He bad looked into ibe matter immediately upon his
arrival here, and he thought that measures had already
been adopted that would prove sufficient to s.ippress any
further depredations, Ac.
Mr. Amis said that the Governor had eiliid attention
to this same subject, and it was one of considerable impor
tance, and as (here had beeu no deduite action had, he
thniLiht it due to the recommendation of the memorialist
to refer the subject to the committee on military affairs'!
Mr. Russ introluccd a bill relating to the sale of spirit
uous liquors in the couuty of Bladen.
Mr. Fowle, a resoluiiuu iu favor of tYill. Thompson.
Mr Welbnrne introduced a bill to incorporate the Yadr
kin Valley and Westeru Railroad Compauy. Ordered to
The Revenue Bill a;ain came np for consideration.
A message had been received from the Senate proposing
to go into au election at 1 o'clock for six Trustees of the
University. The House concurred and voted at tbtt hour.
The consideration of tbe Revenue bill was agaiu proceed
On motion, the House, a ljoumed.
The entire evening session was cous Jinei in the further
consideration oi the Revenue Bill.
Titesdat. Feb. 8, 1 53.
Mr. Murrill introduced a bill to amend the Revised
Code. Retetred to the committee on ind.ciarv.
On motion of Mr. Hall, the bill to authorize M. Mclnnis
to distil alcohol was takeu up. It was discussed and re-
jecieu ayes ty, nays z.
Mr. Young, from the comnvttee to superintend the e!c
tiun of Trustees for the University, reported thai K. 1.
Battle was elected.
Tbe nnlinislied business of yesterday, the bill to amend
the ordinance of tbe Convention chartering the Piedmont
im;ruaa tympany, so as to make the guasc of tbe road
the same as ilia Danville and Ricbiuoud Railroad, was
taKen fp on its second reading.
Mr. 'tmin stated that the road should bf tbe same
gnago as the Daiiviilc road, or the rood would neat I v bl
useless if built, as the '. C. Railroad could not furnish the
rolling stock, not having enough for its owu use, aud rol
ling stock could not be bought for it.
Mr. Areudell thought if this gu-igd was given the road
to Greensboro' that, probably, then a proposition would
be made to the Legislature to change the gnag-j from
Greensboro' to Charlotte, 10 make it currespoud with the
guageof IlieS.C. Road from the latter place.
Mr. SbHrpe was opposed to constructing roads so tl at
the farmer had to pay for breaking bulk at every little
town, in sending his produce to market
Mr. Lussiler thought that the system of Internal Im
provement adopted by this State was an uuforlunnte one.
North-Carolii a had been standing like a stack of hay be
tween two jackasses for twenty years.
Mr. Brown was in favor of the bill in order to make the
road efiic-eut a, as early a day as possible.
Tbe bill was then rejected -ayes 17, nays 23.
The bill to authorize the G iveruor to endorse the guar
antee of the Slate upon bonds of the Confederate govern
ment, was put on its Second leading.
Mr. Ynuuz addressed the Senate in favor of the passage
of the bill.
Mr. Browu believed that the Confederate Congress should
resort to its constitutional right, to levy a tax for tho pur
pose indicated, but in order to lend a helping hand to the
Confederacy be would vole for the bill.
Mr. Hall said it would be the duty of the Confederate
government if it succeeded in this struggle to levy a lax
on the States to meet its liabilities. If we failed, we would
never be able to muet these liabilities, and, consequently,
we need not give ourself any trouble ou that score.
Mr. Brown said this endorsement was intended to be
prospective, and not retrospective.
Mr. Matthews was satisfied from the resolutions passed
few days ago, that the Suite was willing to make any
sacrifice iu men or money for the common good. He
thought the bill premature and impolitic, and moved to
lay it on the table. Withdrawn.
Mr. Smith of Macon, said that by adding fourteen mil
lions to the debt contracted by the State to carry on tbe
war, taxation would become a burden. He doubted the
constitutional power of the Assembly to pass tbe bill, and
should vole against the bill.
Mr. Warren thought if we assumed this debt in this way,
tho burden would fall very unequally on the several States
of the Confederacy. He thought it would be much more
fair, just and eonal to irnanntM the debt in nr.innr:i,i in
the property of the Sfates to be hereafter assessed. He
! ikiiii.kt ....
.uuuKu tun uiii unnecessary as we were already bound
for this debt, the Coufederate Ooverument being the agent
ut the States. . t. b
.The biU was, on motion of Mr. Smith of Macon, post
poned and. made the special order for Thursday next. It
o clock. '
The biK in relation to keeping open the offices in the
Capitol was rejected.
Received from the Hooaom message transmitting win
dry.engrossed bills and resolutions, which were read lirtl
time and passed
By leave, Mr. Mathews introduced resolution to send
a message to tLe House, proposing to adjourn tine die on
Monday oext. Adopted.
The bill to provide ways and means for the Treasury.
Passed second reading.
The bill to authorize the Governor to appoint enmmis
Sioners to visit our troops in the li-ld, was laid on the table.
The bill to prevent the ptoparty of soldiers from beiug
atlacned, whs rrji-cted.
On motiou tho Seont adjonrned till to -morrow, 10 o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Hone met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev.
Mr. Laosdell. Journal of Monday read.
A message was read from tho Senate transmitting the
Chatham and Coalfield Railroad bill, with au amendment
by that body, subscribing to $250,000 of stock in the
same. The amendment was concurred in bv tbe House.
Also a bill to change the time of holding the probate
court in Rutherford County. Passed its several readings
under a suspension of the rules.
Several reports from standing cnmmitUea were made.
Their subjects will be noticed when brought np for consid
eration. A resolution in favor of John Rnseinand was passed its
A resolution in favor of John Martin, late Sheriff of
Stokes County, was taken np, on Mr, Flint's motion, and
pasted its several readings.
Mr. A vera introduced resolution to adjourn eii die
on Monday the Vth inst. Lies over ander the rule.
A resolution in favor of Wto. Thompson was passed ita
A bill to incorporate tbe town of Dallas was taken up,
on Mr. Shepherd s motion, and passed iu sevoral readings.
A resolution in favor of Wright C. Humphrey was pas
sed its several readiugs.
A resolution in favor of the sureties of J. L. Willis,
late Sheriff, was passed its several readings.
Mr. Kirby introduced a bill to authorize G. W. Crump
Ier, late Sheriff of Sampson County, to collect arrears of
taxes. Pased ita several reiSifigs under a suspension of
A resolution in favor ct T J. Haughtou and a Mr.
Booker was take up on Mr. Waddell's motion.
Mr. Sheptwrd proposed aq amendment, pending the con
sideration of wbicw the bour arrived for the consideration
of the special order, beiug tbe Revenue Bill.
Mr. WaHen, fi'OM the committee appointed to superin
tend the election of Trustees of the University, reported
that Kemp P. Battle, Esq., was duly elected, no other
having received a majority of all the votes cast.
. The Revenue Bill was considered, section by section,
acd juiofrtis amendments were concurred in. The bill
Easily passed its Sd reading in the House, and was ordered
to be engrossed and sent to the Senate.
The House adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
WxtiNESDAT, Feb. 4. 1863.
An extended debate sprung up. on a motion of Mr. Tay
lor, of Chatham, to reconsider tbe vote by which the bill
to amend tbe charter of the Piedmont Railroad Company
was rejected on yesterday.
Mr. Areudell moved to lay the motion on the table.
Not agreed to yeas l, nays 21.
The bill then passed its second reading. A motion to
suspend tbe rules and put ;t on its third reading did not
prevail; ayes 22, noes 14. The bill requiring two-thirds
to suspend. . .
Received from tbe House a message transmitting the
revenue bill, with amendments, asking the concurrence of
tbe Senate, which was read.
Mr. Hall moved that tbe Senate refuse to concur in tbe
amendments, which motion was adopted.
The Senate proceeded to vute for five Trustees of the
University under tbe superintendence of Messrs. Simpson
and Smith, of Macon. ...
The bill to appoint commissioners to sell the old jail in
Wilkes, passed its second, and under a suspension of the
rules, its third reading.
Several bills incorporating mining companies passed
tbeir second aud third readings.
By leave, Mr. Jarratt introduced a bill in relation to the
taxes from Yadkin county. Passed its several readings
under a suspension of tbe rules.
Tbe bill to authorize the late sheriff of MoDow)l to col
lect arrearages of Uxes. Passed second and third readings.
The bill to incrMrale the town of Marshall, Madison
county, passed second and third readings.
Oumotiuu the Senate adjourned till 8 o'clock this af
ternoon. AFTKBNOO.V 8K8SIOW.
Received from the Hon a message insisting on its
amendments to tho Revenue bill.
A message was seut proposing to appoint a committee of
A resolution authorizing the Governor to send the At
torney General to Salisbury to enquire why citizens of tbe
Slate are there coiiliued without trial.
Mr. Wright addressed the Senata in favor of the resolu
tion after which the resolution passed its second, and un
der u suspension of the rules, its third reading.
Mr. Simpson reported that Mason L. Wiggins, L F. Sl
ier and F. K. Shobvr, had beeu eiected Trustees of the Uni
versity. The resolution in relation to the currency, was, on mo
tion, laid on the table.
The bill to incorporate the N. C. Christian Advocate
Joint Stock Publishing Company, passed ita second and
On motiou of Mr. Saundors, a message was sent to the
House proposing to go forthwith iuto tbe election of three
Trustees of the University.
The Senate adjourned uutil te morrow morning, 10 o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
The House met pursuant to adjournment. Journal of
Tuesday was read aud approved.
UKSOLITIOSS AND BILLS INTRODCCfll.
Mr. Russ, a resolution for tbe reln-f f J. W. Crmnartie.
Mr. Burus, a resolution io favor of T.J. Duulap.
Mr. Horton, a resolution of enqutry relative to the pro
priety of increasing the pay of clerks in the Adjutant Gen
Mr. Person, from tbe military committee, reported a bill
to amend tbe present uiihtia law. The bill was ordered to
A message was received from the Senate transmitting
an eDgrossed bill to amend the uiilitiw bill. Passed Us
several leadings under a suspension of the rules.
Mr. Henry of Beriie, rose 10 a personal privilege. The
H-use would r.meiuber that he introduced, at an parly day
after tho reassembling of this body on the lath of January,
a series of resolutions character zing and eoudenining tbe
course ot certain parties in uud out of the State, for an at
tempt to cast ridicule, reproach, and slander, upon the Leg
islature ot North Carolina, and a large port inn of her people.
JVckuess prevented him trout discussing t'icse resolutions
at tbe time uppoinU-l by the House and in accordance
with the ru!es and parliamentary iitagi, his resolutions re
mained 00 the calendar. He would urge en tbe House to
day, t he passage tf thee resolutions, but tor one lone nnd
tingle Consideration. During his illuess, resolutions had
been introduced by his friend from Granville, which, in
sentiment, it not in letter nnd word, covered the position
ciaimcd in his resolutions. The principle having been
Caincd, he s' -ud content hinii-pll with the knowledge that
b:s views were sustained by the House.
In conclusion. I only have to aav to ibis body, and to
those who have seen fit to assail tnr motives for introdu
cing the resolutions, that their charges ar false, untrue i
and meet my scorn. p:ty and contempt. Il was lor that
largest degree of freedom and independence, in opposition
to slavery and one man power. He did not fear loiueet his
people upon, any vole or measure he had opposed or favored,
lie was a free represen'atire, and when be could not re
present a free people, lie would not represent slaves. With
lluse remarks, iu explanation o h'Sjiusilion, he would not
urge the passage ot his resolutions.
Mr. Shepherd called up a bill relating to the State Edu
eatioual Association. The bill passed its aiveral readings
undr a suspension of the rules.
Mr. Young of Yancy. called np a bill in favor of the
sureties of W. W. Prntfii, late sheriff of the county of
Yadkin. Passed iu linal reading under a suspeusion of
Mr. McCormick called up resolution in favor of W. W.
Grierand A. l. Hownes, of Mecklenburg. Passed their
several readings under a suspension of the rules
Mr. Logau called up a bill to charter the Shelby and
Broad River Railroad Company Passed its several read
ings under a suspension of the roles.
A resolution iu favor of J. P. Ujvis passed its several
readings under a suspension of the rules.
Mr. Fowle moved to suspend the rules and lake up a
bill to repeal an net of the present session relative to the
renuivsl t.-f the county se-t of Mitchell county.
Mr. Amis opposed the motion. He said that lie thought
the business before tbe House would be facilitated by ta
king the calendar in its regular ord-r. He demanded the
yens and nays. The motion was lost.
Mr. Russell introduced a bill in relation to the County
Courts of Brunswick county. Passed its several readings
under a suspension of tbe rules.
A resolution in favor of R. B. Blackstock, passed its sev
eral readings under a suspension of the rules.
Mr. Waddeil introduced a bill to nmend the chtrter of
tho Pittsboro' and Haywood Plank Road company.
On motion of Mr Staucill, the House suspended the rules
an took up a bi'l to exempt old men from military duty.
The bill was ameuded by chunging us title, and pussed its
Mr. I'erson from the military committee, reported a bill
to punish aiders and abettors of deserters, ordered to be
printed and made t he .vp-cial order for to-morrow 12 o'clock.
Mr. Peebles introduced a resolution concerning mileage.
Passed under a suspension of the rules.
Mr. McCormick a resolution, that no member shall have
leave of absence unless by unanimous consent of the House.
Mr. Sbephird called up a resolution to authorize tbe
Governor to contract for a quantity of salt,
Mr. Shepherd proposed an amendment.
Mr. Harris, of Chatham, opposed the bill.
Mr. Ingram and Mcltae favored the bill.
Mr, Beall moved the indefinite postponement of the
whole matter. Curried.
Mr. McKay moved to take np a bill relative to court of
oyer and terminer, sustaining his motion by showing the
importance of the bill.
Mr. Shepherd addressed tbe House on the subject, and
favored the motion.
Mr. Allison addressed the House on tho subject and
thought that tbe bill was not sufficiently comprehensive.
The House voted to lake up tbe bill, when it was amen
ded and passed.
On motion of Mr. Person,, a bill to authorize the pay
ment of certain claims that had been examined by the
Board of Chum and reported upon, was takeu up and
passed Ita aeverml reading.
Mr. Fowle called up, by consent, a bill to rep'oal an oat
of lb present aeasloo relative fa the retrieval ot tha
Seat of Mitchell county. ' 4 -
Mr. Young of Yaoeer. addressed the Hoase in opposi
tion to the bill, and pending the diaoaasion, tbe House To
ted for Trustees of tbe University, and then adjourned.
A message was received-from the Senate announcing
that that body did not agree to the amendment made to the
revenue bill by the House.
Mr. Shepheid moved that a message be sent to the Sen
ate, proposing a committee of live members of each Home
to take into consideration the revenue bill. Concurred io,
and Messrs, Shepherd, Russell, Person, Allison, and Wat
sun announced as tho House branch ol the committee.
Tbe House proceeded to consider the uutioished busi
ness, being a b'.ll to repeal an act of the present session
relative to the removal of Ibe county seat of Mitchell Co,
Mr. Horton b?ing entitled to tho Boor, proceeded to ad
dress the House in favor of ihe bill.
Mr. Young, of Yancey, addressed the Honse in opposi
tion to the bill and in reply to Mr. Horton.
Mr. Lemmonds called up a bill in favor of C. Austin, late
sheriff of Union Co. The bill passed its several readings.
Mr Avera called up a resolution in favor of Mary 0.
Gtlly. Passed its several readings.
A message was received from the Senate proposing to
go immediately into an election for two Trustees of tbe
University. Laid on tbe table.
Ou motion the House adjourned nntil 10 o'clock, Thurs
day. VALUABLE MILLS FOR SALE.
I OFFER FOR SALE MY PLANTATION, 2 MILKS
west of Carlhage, Moore County, containing 250 acres,
on which is a Qrist and Saw Mill, Cotton iia and Screw.
I will receive in payment State bonds, Confederate money
or likely negroes. JOHN MOR1S0N.
November U, 1842. 82 wAswtf.
DESIRABLE PROPERTY FOR SALE.
A DESIRABLE HOCSK AND LOT CAN BE PUR
chosed on early application to us. The lot contains
lour seres with an excellent spring near at hand.
' Also, a No. I tract of land' in a high state of cultivation
containtng'fiSO acres, with tbe necsssary buildings.
J. A F. GARRETT.
Oreensborough, N. C, Jan. 18, 1 St3. 6 wAsw2ia.
Fur the Standard.
CONSTITUTIONAL POWER TO MAKE TREAS
URY NOTES A TENDER,,
The power to make gold and silver coin a. tender
in paymjnt of debts involves necessarily the power
to regulate its value, or to adopt a value fixed by
another. If, therefore, the prohibition against a
State making any thing else a tender, hnd remained
unaffected by any other provision of the Constitu
tion, each State would have been compelled to fix
or declare for itself the value of such coin. This
might have resulted in the States affixing divers
values to the same amount of coin ; and, therefore,
it is provided that the Congress shall regulate the
values both of domestic and foreign coin and the
value by this regulation is the standard by which
alone the States can regulate the tender. When,
therefore, Congress shall have declared that a piece
of silver of a certain weight and fineness shall be of
the value of one hund.-ed cents, the State is forbid
den to make it of the value of two hundred, in the
payment of debts. This secures fixedness in the
value and fidelity in the performance of contracts.
If Congress is invested with the power to make pa
per currency a tender, then it must have the power
to regulate its value also, and declare how many
cents a promise to pay a dollar at a future day shall
be worth. So we may lay it down of a certainty
that the power which may regulate the value of a
c. rrency.may declare it a legal tender, and eonverso,
that the power which may make a particular cur
rency a legal tender must regulate its value. Has
Congress, then, the power to regulate the value of a
paper currency ? If it have, the power is either
express or incidental. 1. The power is no whert
to be found in express terms. 2. H incidental, that
is "necessary and proper" to carry into effect some
other expressly granted power, what is that other
power ? Is it the power to issue treasury notes f
This it cannot be, for these notes are but promises
to pay in coin, the value whereof is already regula
ted and such notes neces?arily must bo, either of
the same value with coin, or of some other and a
different value. If of the same value, there can ba
no need of legislation. If of a different value, they
must be of greater or less value, and Congress must
have the same power to declare their value greater,
as it has to declare their value less than or equal iu
It would be highly unbecoming in a man, and
assuredly none the less so in a nation, to fix the
cash "value cf his own mere promise to pay in
future, and compel his creditor no to receive it. If
.Congress should declare iu promise to pay one dol
lar in coin at some distant day, equal in value to
tico dollars of coin in hand, it would appear very
absurd if not very wicked ; and it is quite as absurd
to declare such s promise equnl in value to one dol
lar in hand ; the difference in the cases lies only in
the degrees of tho falsehoods. But tbe power to
issue a Treasury note, for want of coin, does not
embrace the right to fix its value in coin for com
merce and traffic any more than such a power in a
Dank authorizes the Bank to fix the value of its
notes. The utve of tlio notes is independent of
any jixution of their value. The power to coin
money is wholly independent of any power to fix
and declare, i. e. to regulate, arbitrarily, its value.
The issue of treasury notes as a medium of cir
culation, or as a credit upon which to borrow money,
is never resorted to except when coin is actually of
greater value; and among a free and honest people
they are uniformly left to abide their comparison
and competition with coin in every kind of traffic
where they arc juintly used. And all experience
shows that any attempt to hoist its credit by de
claring ita value, serves no other end than to pull
it down the more speedily. But the power to reg
ulate its value in respect to the performance of past
contracts, a power which is neither " necessary "
nor "proper" to its issue, involves the power to
confiscate one species of property for the benefit of
another to violate every kind of contract to re
lieve land and slaves of the debt with which they
were acquired, without adequate compensation to
the creditor to change the owners of property by
a dash of the pen, without crime in the old, or
merit in the new possessor to enforce the courts
to decree tho execution of executory contracts for
the sale of property made on the basis of specie, by
the payment of a third, fourth or fifth of the actual
stipulated prii-.e. In a word, it involves the power
to permit one citizen to rob another under the forms
of a law designed for the very purpose. What
hoitat man can distinguish between the grades of
the two frauds one which compels the vendor to
surrender one-half of the agreed specie price of his
land, and the other which compels the vendee, after
full payment cf the pric-?, to convey back one hall!
of the land ? Everybody would shrink ft otu so gross
a violation of the Constitution as the second stated
fraud. For "private property" cannot even "be
taken for public use, without just compensation."
(art 1, s. 1), 1 lti, Confed. Cons.) Yet debt is just
as much property in the purview of the Constitu
tion as land or slaves.
Such a powei is in conflict with that provision of
the Constitution (art 1, sec 8, V 4,) which denies
to Congress the power to p.tss any bankrupt law
which " shall discharge any debt contracted before
the passage of (ho same," It violates that provision
(art, 1, sec. 9, iT 15.) which declares that every citi
zen shall bo secure in hit " houses aud effects."
It violates art 5, sec. C, T 5, declaring that "the
enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights,
shall not be construed to deny or disparage others
retained by the people of the several Slates." It
violates it in this wise : An express power given to
Congress to issue Treasury notes could not fairly be
construed to deny or disparage in any degree the
12th section of our Declaration of Rights, "which
affirms that no freeman vwjhl to be tltsxeizcd of hU
freehold or lihcrtie&, or in uny inunntr detriyed
or ileirired of his properly but by the hiw of the
lamL" None will be so bold as to maintain that the
possession of such a power would authorize the
possessor to divest one man of his property and
transfer it to another. Yet it is evident that such
would be the effect of enforcing a creditor to sur
render for a depreciated currency of certain amount,
an obligation to pay the like sum of money in coin,
or something of equal value. That such a law
would both deny and disparage that section of the
Declaration of Rights has been the current unques
tioned judgment of our courts during a period of
sixty years, from the case of the University v. Foy
to that of Barnee t. Lames. And truly, with quite
as much honesty might a man Mho had already
received his price to deliver a silver ladle, insist to
discharge his obligation by tendering one of iron.
3. The power to regulate J ho value of treasury
notes, is negatively denied by tho Confederate Con
stitution, (1,) by art 1, s. 8, 5, which grants to Con
gress the power "to coin money, regulate the value
thereof, and of foreign coin ;" and (2d,)' by same ar
ticle, "to provide for the punishment of counterfeit
ing tho securities and current coin of the Confede
I have, I think, conclusively shown that the pow
er to make treasury notes a tender, involves the
power to regulate their value.
Now, here is the power expressly given to rega
late tbe value of coin only coin bulb foreign and
domestic, the distinct manner in which this pro
vision stands out, and the dead silence respecting
the regulation of the value of any other medium,
must be satisfactory, that the regulation of the value
of a paper medium is not granted to Congress, ac
cording to that raftxim so universally received in
the construction of our Constitution, t.h,U an offir
fiuitire grant ' of a pecial power 'is a denial of any
other or more general power. This interpretation
is strengthened, in no small degrco, by the juxtapo
sition of the paragraph 6, which Immediately suc
ceeds it, wherein the securities of the Confederate
States are introduced oely for Ihe purpose of giving
Congress the power to punish the counterfeiting of
them. The power is explicit and affirmative to reg
ulate the value of coin, and to pnnUh the counter
feiting of the securities. The genuineness of these
was intended to be their only constitutional pass
port to favor. And when these provisions are con
sidered in connection with the prohibition, (art 1,
s. 10, IT' 1.) That 11b State shall "make any
thing but gold and silver a tender in payment
of debts," the argument becomes overwhelming
against the power of Congress to regulate the
value of a paper medium, with the view to make it
4. Lastly, as "all powers not delegated to tho
Confederate States by the Constitution, nor prohibi
ted by it to the States, are reserved to the States re
spectively," (art 6, 8. 5,) it i beyond the power of
Congress to declare that Confederate treasury notes
shall circulate in this Slate, or be received as money.
It lies Dot in the power of Congress. to enact that
silver even, shall circulate here or bo a tender in
payment of debts cellected under State process. If
the State should enact that gold only should be a
tender in payment of debts, what part of tlfe Con
stitution is invaded ? fn regard to its debtors, Con
gress may, perhaps, take in payment whatever me
dium of payment il may ehoose, as the deprecia
tion of the medium would be a remission pro tanlo
of the national dues. Whether it may honestly dis
charge in such medium its obligations created with
a reference to payment in coin, is a question which
foreign nations would soon solve, if we should ever
make the attempt to pay any debt to them in such
currency, llow it might be with hs own citizens ;
and whether the rule of honesty would then be
changed, is not necessary to be here discussed. But,
as fcr this State, so long as she does not make any
other thing a tender but gold or silver, she is free
as the air of all other restraint, and is not bound to
look to the Confederate States to guide her fjnanciaJ
If it be the policy of this State to eschew all hank
and other paper currency, there is no power under
the Constitution of the Confederate States to thwart
that policy. It would be monstrous, indeed, if tbe
Confederacy had the power to force the Slate against
her will to levy her taxes and pay her debts in a
depreciated paper! It would be the essence nay,
the very quintessence of despotism, if the State
could not, by reason of any power vested in the
Confederacy, do justice according to her own notions
of right between her debtor and creditor citizens,
by compelling an honest fulfillment of promises
deliberately made, when the very purpose of the
Constitution, in forbidding her to make any thing a
tender but gold and silver, was to compel the State
to do that very justice between them. If it be
yielded that Congress may, against the will of the
State, thus impair the honest obligations of its citi
zens towards each other, and introduce into the
State every kind of paper currency which it may
issue or indorse, having already endorsed one-third
of the banks in the Confederacy, of what powers
and privileges, I beg to know, are State rights made
off In what, I pray to be informed, consists the
sovereignty of the State ? Where shall we find the
independence of a State or the freedom of its people,
after they shall have surrendered to another the
power of furnishing them, willing or unwilling, with
a medium of trade which, by its cheapness and its
being a universal tender, will exclude all other cur
rency ; and by its worthlessness, compared with the
money of all other nations, will extirpate all com
merce, as well domestic as foreign ? It would be
difficult to conceive a condition mqre dependent and
degrading to a people boasting of freedom.
For tbe Standard.
Raleigh, Feb. 4th, 1863.
Mr. Hoi. den: I see in this morning's number of
your paper, an article, in which you attempt to
counsel both ray constituents and myself. Now sir,
it may be that you have been misinformed as to the
remarks which I submitted in the House of Com
mons on Thursday last You say that Mr. Cobb
took the floor and spoke to the amendment of Capt
Grissom. Such is not the case. "But it is well known
to all persons who were present, and are disposed
to do me justice, that I asked permission to digress
in my remarks, and that I did not speak to the
amendment referred to as my contempt for the
amendment was such as to induce me to pass it un
noticed ; but my remarks were directed and in
tended, as a defence against -the false aspersions
which have been made against many of the best
citizens of North-Carolina, I therefore request you
to publish this card. DAVID COBB.
To provide for the better mawigement and repair of
the Western Turnpike Road, and rebuilding and
repairing cei'tain Bridges on the fime.
Section' 1. He it enacted by the General Astern
My of the State of Xorth Carolina, and it is here
by enacted by the authority of the same. That
hereafter the Western Turnpike Road shall be divi
ded into two sections ; the first section beginning
at the town of Ashevtlle in the county of Ban
combe, and ending at the point where said road cross
es the line between the counties of Macon and Jack
son ; the second section beginning at tbe last
named point, and ending at the point where the said
road terminates, on the line between this State and
the Slates of Georgia and Tennessee.
Sf.o. 2? lie it further enacted, That the Governor ;
shall appoint a Superintendent or agent for each of
said sections, under the same rules, and regulations ;
as the Superintendent of said road has heretofore j
been appointed, and such agents shall discharge
their duties in like manner, and under the like and
same penalties for failing so to do, as the Superin
tendent heretofore has been required to do, except
as the same may be modified and changed by the
provisions of this act
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That each of said
agents shall give bond in the sum of five thousand
dollars with security, to be approved by the agent
of the State for the sale of " Cherokee Lands," pay
able to the State of North Carolina, conditioned for
the faithful discharge of thcir duties as Superinten
dents rest eotively, and for faithfully accounting for
all moneys that may pass into their hands respect
ively, on account of, and by virtue of such super
intendency of said road.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted. That it shall be
the duty of said agents respectively, to see that the
toll gates on said road, for their respective sections,
arc kept in good repair, and to appoint faithful toll-
' gatherers; and the toll gatherers when appointed
shall qunrtetiy pay over an tons, less tne lawiut
commissions Kie them, to. said Superintendents re
spectively, and take receipts for tho amount paid,
reciting therein the amount received as commis-
i sions, and forward such receipts forthwith to the
j agent of the State for " Cherokee Lands," and the
j said Superintendents shall quarterly settle with the
agent of the State for Cherokee Lands, and faith
1 . . . ..... ,1 j 1 j.
fully account to mm lor au moneys receivea anu dis
bursed on account of said roads, and pay over any
surplus that my remain in their hands respective
ly after making such disbursements thereof as are
now authorized by law, and it shall be the duty of
the agent of tho State for the sale of Cherokee lauds,
to account for any moneys he may receive from
said Superintendents, or either of them, as for oth
er moneys due' the State in his hands and by virtue
of his office, and he shall annually make report to
the Governor, of the settlement made with said Su
perintendents. Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the sum of
six thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of
any funds now in the hands of the agent of the
State for the sale of Cherokee Lands, or which may
come into his hands, for the purpose of rebuilding
the bridges on said road across the Hiwassce and
Pigeon rivers, and for the repair- of such other
bridges as may require to be repaired, and the
' building and repairs of said bridges shall be done
under the superintendence and direction of said Su
perintendents respectively, as tbe Superintendent
has heretofore been allowed by law to have such
work executed, and the order of said Superinten
dents respectively shall bo sufficient warrant to au
thorize said agent for the sale of Cherokee Lands,
to pay out the money by this act appropriated.
Skc 6. Be it further enacted, That if Faid Su
perintendents, or either of them, or any toll-gatherer
on said road, shall fail to faithfully perform all
and every the duties devolving upon them by vir
tue of this or any other act, shall be deemed guiltr
of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined
or imprisoned at tbe discretion of the Court
Sec 7. Be it farther enacted. That this act shall
be in force from and after its ratification.
Read three times, and ratified in General As
sembly, this I7lh day of December, . D.. 1862.
R. S. DONNELL,
Speak. House Com.
Tub Yankek Akvy. Senator Rice, who is a mem
ber ot the Military Committee of the U. S. Senate,
made the following extraordinary statement in
delato last week :
" I do not believe there is a man in this Govern
ment in one of the departments to-day that can tell
us whether we have five hundred thousand or a
million of men in the field ; not . one who can come
within fifty per cent of the number of sick and
wounded in tho ho.-pitals, or with their regiments.
One department makes its estimate based on the sup
position that we have one million two hundred thou
sand men in our army ; another on tho supposition
that we have one million five hundred thousand men
in our array. The simple truth is, that they do not
know wTiptliPT- wn 1 ., .
number. You mayke the S
commissary department, the medicaH
the quartermaster's departmenL mSK
the commanding General and the tak
and you cannot, from all of then ,Urj tf Ws,
hundred thousand or iS 5
sand of the number of men fc7 the seS lho
we cannot get the information." ' ' t
OAK CITY HOUSiT
NOW OPEN FOR TUE RECEPTln
BAB WELL SUPPLIED WITH SUPERIOR LlQriui
WITH TUE BEST THAT THE EJL
Kaleigh, Dec. 2, 1362. 07 !
' 87 tbntij
THERE IfEUG MORE LAND iv
tract than I need, I would sell a part ait lV? Tl1
of the LUXUMBKRG NURSERY f PACT OP iCrw
about one-third being woodland, and within . 1
town of GreensborouVh, N. C. ' De m,le
This very valuable tract of land has on it one ,f a
BEST ORCHARDS -
in the Stave, containing some ten thousand
FRUIT BEARING TREETS,
of the different varieties choice and select fruits
Apricots, Peam, Nectarines, Plums, Chextk
A fine selection of
PEACHES, APPLES, &c.
The improvements are good and new. Purchas
invited to come uud see for themselves '"-ensti
c. G. Yates.
Greensboro', N. C, Jan. 6, 1863.
W. R. RICHARDSON & i n
STOCK BROKERS AND COMMISSION SlERcniVr
Raleigh, N. C. a'
OrriCE ON PATETTRVILLE STREET
WWTILI. GIVE PARTICULAR ATTEXTI0X Ti
V sales and purchases of State and Confcdeiat.h, I
Bank and other stocks, collection of drafts, ,nd
np connected with the different departments of the s."?
government. ue 61t
Bank notes of all Southern Slates bought and sold.
O.-G. Parsley, Wilmington.
W. A. Wright. do.
John D Williams, Favelteville.
W. G. Broadfuot, ' do.
J. J. Blackwood, Charlotte.
W. K Lane. Wavne County.
John D. Whitford. Craven County.
Hon. Thomas Rulfin, Alamance County
Hun. W. N. Edwards, Warren Countv. "
rD;.' C;Hr,s. Kockinpham County.
And citizens of Raleigh, generally
January 13, 1863.
TO CONSCRIPTS ! "
KAfT1. BEF DETAILED BV SPECIAL OUant
for tbi-ty days, on recruiting service, I li.-rAv r'
uotice that the Conscript Law has been so far snWiU
as to allow conscripts to join any company now in sen ,
and be thereby "entitled to tbe bounty and other beiHta
PI':I "MW? f"r 1,0'unteers." It is confidently ex,
edthat this liberal offeron the part of the Government w-Jl
be eagerly embraced by the greater part of those liable a
service under the conscript act
Men ! you have yet an opportunity of becoming volunteers,
1 our country needs your services. Embrace this opiwr
It has been made my special duty to enlist men for Cunt
T. W. Harris Cavalry Company of the 3rd Regt.N. C
Troops. I am authorized, however, to enlist for any cot,
pany in this command.
I will be in Pittsboro' on Tuesday of February Court tin
lOtb ; on Friday tbe 13th, at Coffins Store, in Moore dun.
ty; on Tuesday the 17th, and Tuesday tbe 24th at Cat
thage. Recruits for cavalry companies will be required to
furnish a horse.
Couscrints! become volunteer and itlrllro r.r ih ..f..nM
of your country.
A. t. MUSE. Lt. Co. E. .
68rd N. C. T., Recruiting Officer.
Jan. 31, 1S6S. 10 wAswgtpd.
Headquarters aith N. c. Resinieut,)
BISAB r REDERICKSBUBU, V A., V
January With, 1S63. J
FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD WILL BE PAID FOR
each of the following named deserters, if delivered 10
me or confined in Castle Thunder, Richmond:
WM. BVKN3, aged 24 years, eres black, hiir black,
complexion dark, height five feet eleven indie., born in
the county of Randolph, N. C , aud by occupation a teacier.
W. H. CARVER, aged about 46 years, eyes Wue, hair and
whiskers grey, complexion fair, height tire leet eight in
cbea, born io tbe oounty of Chatham, S. C , and bv occupa
tion a farmer. SAML. J. PARUA'M,
Capt. Co. K, 54th N. 0. ReEt.
Jan. 20, 1S63. 8 wiswl71pd.
STAGE LINE FOR SALE
WING TO THE ABSENCE OF OXE OF THE PRO
prietors in the nrinv, we are induced to sell our
Coaches, Horses. Hacks, Ac. This line runs from the head
of tbe Western North Carolina Railroad to Asheville,
distance of SS miles, passing through Morcranton, .Marion,
Pleasant Garden, Old Fort and tbe Swanannoa Gap A
the Blue Ridge. We have twenty-six head ot good horses,
four coaches, three backs and several buggies and baroeu
for about forty horses.
Any one wishing to purchase, by calling on the under
signed, can have an opportunity of inspecting all the stock
en the road.
Terms of sale, six months credit, note and good securitr.
BROWN A McCONXAOGHEY.
E. M. BOOXE, Agent.
Morganton, Jan. 80, 1S63. 10 w&sw4t.
TOWN PROPERTY FOR SALE.
"M" OFFER FOR SALE TWO VALUABLE TOWN LOTS
M. in Morgan ton, and a Meadow containing four acres, lr
ing within one hundred vnrds of the Deiiot. Th'S is an ex
cellent place for a large Tan-yard. One of the lots is trell
fenced aud in clover. It is the most handsome building
site in town. The other has a new one and a half storr
bouse, a good well of water, an excel leut garden, a Inrge
stable which will accommodate 4D horses, large c-ucli
sheds, and a No. one frame olackstnith shop on it. This u
the most durable property now to be found in market.
Refugee from the East will do well to look at this pro
perty, as I am determined to sell, and will sell on fair
terms. If not sold privately, it will be sold at public auc
tion on Tuesday of Burke County Court.
C. 8. BROWN.
E. M. BOONE, Agent.
Morgantoo, N. C, Jan. 3", ISfiS. 10 wAsw4U
HIDES I HIDES!!
TXTOTICn IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE UNDER
i. w sigrved are now receiving; hides at their yard near For
estville, to be tanned on the following terms: one-half, nr
Sole Leather, 5u cents per pound; Dressed 1-eai her, 7 0 cenu
Hides labeled and deposited at J. W. Rogers' stire, is
Raleigh, will be taken to the yard, tanned and returned 1,1
tbe City free of charge for transjxirtation. Send in the
hides so that they can be tanned before next winter.
Address J. F. FOKT A F. M. FURKFOY,
Jan. 5, 1863. 3 wiswistdp.
COURT OF PLEAS AND
Quarter Sessious, Xr
TTO RTII-C A ROLI N A,
1 Greene County.
J. li- Hritt, and
W. H. Brits. Adm'rs of
John Britt, deceased,
Petition for sale of slave ff
Gedazi Britt. el. ale. I
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that Gctim
Britt, oneof the defendants in this cause, is a non resident ff
the State : It is ordered, that publication be made for six
weeks 10 tb Weekly-Standard, notifying the said (.leliao
Britt, to plead, answer or demur to said bill, at the next
term of this Court, to bo held at tbe Conrt House in Snow
Hilt. on the 2d Monday in February next, or the same trill
be taken as confessed, and the prayer of petitioners granted.
Witness, Robt. W. Best, Clerk of said Court, at office, is
Snow Hill, the 2d Monday of November, A. D., IS-
K. W. BEST, c c. c.
Jan. 1,1X63. S lswA'twpd) SO.
fHAVE ABOUT 5,000 ACRES MORE IN DIFFER
ENT TRACTS, in the couuty of Moore- Farmm?.
Mineral and Turpentine lund which I will sell on liberal
terms. JOHN MORIS0V
Cart hage, Nov. 1 4, 1 862. 92 -
LAND FOR SALE PRIVATELY.
Off aTei ACRES Or LAND IN FRANKLIN C0CS
OU ty, N. C , near Cedar Rock, on the road lend
it.g from Cast alia, about half a- mile from the former an
three miles from the latter place. About 30 acres '
cleared land, most of which bus been cleared this year;
the balance is original woods and well timbered. The iw
provements consist of a dwelling with 4 rooms snd neces
sary outbuildings Bel ford Academy is about half
at which a good school is kept.
For further information, address,
J. W. JACKSON,
Castalia, N. C-
Dec. 80, 1862. 1 wiswl'tpd.
Office N. C. Railroad Co., I
Co. Shops, Jan. lsitb, 1S3.
f BHE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAVE DECLARED
M. a dividend of ten per cent on the capital stock, psj
able on and after the second day of Febtuary next. .
Certificates not htrttufnre pmrnled will still be require0
to ensure payment, and dividends will only be paid to tM
owners in person or on powers of attorney.
JOHN H. BRYAN, Jr. Secy
Jan. 8, 1363. 8-wAswat
rrillE NEaT SESSION OF J. II. HOKNEK'S
X SCHOOL, will open the secpnd Monday iu January
Oxford, X. C, Dec. 12, 1662. 100- w.wl7tp.