Newspaper Page Text
v.? .;. St'?
- i m - ev i a
.V:.- 1 . ' .' . -
BDITOH AND PEOPR1ETOR. -. . i
T VLEIGH: FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 1863. .
Another Advance in unr Terms. .
wing to the increwe in prices and the continued
; recijjtion of tbe currency, we are compelled again
to idvarice our term's; .Tho Weekly Standard wi$
hereafter be four, dollars for' six months, and the
s m-Weekly six dollars 1or six months.
We are now paying for paper to print on seventy -five
cents per pound ; before the war we paid ten
i into per pound. Nearly every thing else required
to carry on our business hat advanced and is ad-
ranting in proportion. We regret to have to maa
this advance, but onr readers will see that we can
not continue the Standard at former prices with
out falling in debt '
The Latest News. : -The
enemy's cavalry appeared on the 7th at Ring
gold, Ga , but were attacked and driven back a mile.
Nothing of 'interest from the armies of Hardee and
Grant ' ' ' -
Nothing new. from the armies of Lee and Meade.
. The seige of Knox'ville was raised oh Friday
m ..:V., ! aiw fttMoa falling hurlr slnwlv fn afnrria.
"Jown. The EichmojJifvof tjafii.
r YT O nave lO-ay UlllJ uun iewv nti mur
rest and that relates to the present position -of Gen
eral Lonestreet. We are at last able to inform our
readers where he is. An official dispatch was re
ceived from him yesterday, dated " Rutledge, Deo.
6th." Rutledire'ia thirty miles northeast of Knox-
ville. on the road to Bristol, and one hundred miles
from tbe latter puce. At tne sate oi nis aispaicn
he had baited at Rutledge, but be will inevitably
fall back to Bristol on the approach of the enemy.
In his present position he is liable to an .attack in
front from Burnside, in flank from Cumberland Gap,
and in rear from the pursuing forces ot brant, wno,
the teleeranh informs us. are making-their way
towards his rear by the same route by which he
himself nroceeded aaainst Burnside. Notwithstand
ing his aDDarentlv critical position, we think we
may regard him as safe. He has the shortest route
before him to Southwestern Virginia and a clear
start of" his pursuers. What Longstreet has effect
ed in East Tennessee may be summed up in the
We publish to-day the President's message in full,
with the exception of that portion devoted to for
eign relations. The President says the action of
European nations towards the Confederate States,
"has in some cases assumed a character positively
The message is highly objectionable in many re
spects, but we have no space to-day for comment
The Legislature will most probably adjourn on
Monday. We shall give a synoposis of the acts
and resolutions passed in our next
The bill amending the Home Guard law has pass
ed the Commons, and is pending "in the Senate.
' We will publish this law in-full, so that the people
may hav8 an opportunity of seeing at once the
Thursday being a day of humiliation and prayer,
the two houses were not in session. -
A New Jcdoe. The Legislature of this State
has elected the Hon. Edwin G. Reade, of Person
County, a Judge of the Superior Courts of Law
' and Equity, ia place of Judge Bailey, resigned.
Mr. Reade is a good lawyert possesses, a finejudg-.
ment, and is a devoted friend to civil TibertyT He
will prove an ornament to the bench.
Gen. Bragg has been relieved of the command of
the army of Tennessee, and Lieut General W. J.
Hardee has been appointed to succeed him.
Grand Lopgb of Masoss. The Grand Lodge of
this State, which met in this City on Monday last,
adjeurned on Wednesday night, after a useful and
harmonious session. The principal officers for the
ensuing year are as follows i Worshipful Grand
Master, Dr. E. F. Watson, of Alamance; Bon. E.
G. Reade, Deputy Grand Master; Grand Senior
Warden, Dr. J. McCormick, of Harnett; Grand
Junior Warden,' & W. Best, of Greene; Senior
Grand Deacon, & P. Horton, of Johnston ; Junior
Grand Deacon, S. Stevenson, of Wake; Grand
Treasurer, C. W. D. Hutchings, of Raleigh; Grand
Secretary, W. T. Bain, of Raleigh; Grand Chap
lain, Rev. F. M. Hubbard, of Chapel Hill ; Grand
Sword Bearer, E"gene Grissom, of Granville ; F.
G. Foster, of Wake, Grand Pursuivant; S. M. Par
ish, of Raleigh, Grand Tyler.
The bill which passed the House ot Commons,
incorporating "The Pettigrew Monumental Asso
ciation," was amended in the Senate by striking out
the name of James B. Shcpard and' Inserting the
name of James F. Taylor. The amendment, (as was
stated in the Senate at the time.) was at the sugges
tion and request of Mr. Shepard.
The Standard knocks under. It no longer makes
even an attempt to justify or defend its incohsisten
cies, misrepresentations, misstatements, and down-
, . right falsehoods. lay. Observer. ;
' The Standard has done no such thing. For a
" 'ywek or two past our paper has been so crowded
with important matter that we have had no space
to devote to the Observer. But we shall have more
pace soon, and then the public will see who
We rejoice that the'people themselves, in the late
. elections, put their feet on the Observer. They
will do so again at the next elections, if tbe Olser
tr does not change its course. It3 support of can
didates next summer, with its present views, will
of itself ensure their defeat Mark the prediction.
The Exhibition at the Deaf and Dumb and
The Chapel of this Institution was densely rilled,
on Friday night last, the 4th inst, with an
' attentive and intelligent audience, who erinced their
satisfaction by freqnent demonstrations of applause.
The number of pupils present, we were glad to
learn, was larger than at any former period, and
next year an increase is confidently expected. The
' prospeet's of the Institution Were never brighter.
The proficiency of the various classes was" plainly
attested and the mode of instruction pursued in
teaching the pupils fully elucidated in the course of
the examinations held ; and it was pleasant to see
bow happy and contented these unfortunate' beings
appeared. None present -could fail to perceive the
, benefits conferred by this Institution. The ex
" ercises consisted of musk; upon ihe piano, violin
and organ, singing, abstruse question in men
tal arithmetic and algebra, which were per
formed correctly and swiftly, questions in geogra-
! ' phy, history, tc., tho reading of the Bible and
Pilgrim's Progress by. blind pupils, compositions,
etc. upon the black-baard by the deaf mutes, and
an exhibition of the language of signs. These ex-
" ercises were participated in by all the pupils, male
and female, and showed a high degree of mental
discipline and culture. After the performance closed:
a voluntary collection was taken up in the aodience
as a Chrismas offering toiite igraatespf the Atyluin.
Yol. XXIX. No. 51.
The Confederate Congress assembled at RichmondS
on Monday last Fifteen Senators were present,
and fifty-five members of the House. - Messrs.
Bridgers, 'McDowell, McLean, and Qaither, of this
State, were in their seats the first day."
r In the House of Representatives Mr. Sims, of
Kentucky, offered the following resolution, which
was agreed to:
"JResolved, That the Committee on Military Af
fairs be instructed to inqnire Into the expediency
of repealing all laws exempting from military ser
vice persons who. have furnished substitutes in the
army ; and that they be also instructed to inquire
into the'expediency of adopting some plan that will
be just end proper, whereby all such persons may
be enrolled in the military service of the .Confede
rate States, and. that they report by bill or other
. Mr. Sims also offered the following, which was
read and referred to ihexommittee on military af
6ngrea8'oifae (&nfeaerate States of
America do enact That no person liable to military
service shall hereafter be permitted or allowed to
furnish a substitute for such service, nor shall any
substitute be received, enlisted or enrolled in the
military service of the Confederate States; and that
all laws heretofore passed permitting or allowing
persons liable to military service to furnish substi
tutes for the same, or authorizing the acceptance,
enlistment or enrollment of any such substitutes in
the military, service, be and the same are hereby
And Mr. Clark, ol Missouri, introduced an ex
Mr. Sims and Mr. Clark are from States that are
represented in. the .federal Congress, and a majori
ty of whose people are against"the Confederate gov
ernment They have no constituents to whom they J
can vepert themselves and be held responsible for
their conduct ; and yet thoy come .forward on the
first day of the session with propositions to control
tbe people and the fighting men of other States.
The proposition of Mr. Sims to make conscripts of
the principals of substitutes would be, if carried out,
an infamous breaoh of faith, awd would disgrace the
government in the eyes of the world and in history.
Mr. Fooje introduced a bill providing for the as
sembling of Congress on the firsMonday of March,
1864. This would let in tho new members of the
House, but we should not be surprised to see the
bill rejected. The voice of the people is not wanted
The two houses are not yet fairly at work. There
are indications, however, that Congress wjll exhibit
more independence than heretofore in examining
into the state o the country, and disposing of Ex
ecutive recommendations. (
The Impressment Law in Georgia-Fungi of the
I hear great complaints in all parts of Georgia of
fraud and-oppression in the execution of the impress
ment law. These things are publicly spoken of,
and Mr. Commissary Northrop may be sure that he
has planted in this State a fruitful crop of dissen
tions and corruptions. It was by outrageous orders
fn his department that large stocks of sugar were
eaU.J W .Ajigai, -iiUntA. nd -other important
towns of Georgia, not for the necessities of the armyj
but to be used as an article of exchange in the pro
curement of other supplies. Such acts amounted to
plunder; they had no plea. of necessity; and they
gave to the agent of the commissary easy and unlim
ited opportunities of fraud, which have beqp busily
employed. The impressing agent had only to ac
count to the government for the sugar at the assess
ed rate of seventy-five cents a pound, when be might
easily sell it on private account for three times that
price, crediting the government with tbe seventy five
cents on a false account of barter. That this has
been done is notorious, and these golden and lavish
opportunities have made tbe fortunes of tens and
hundreds of dexterous underlings, to the amazement
of honest men. The same same has recently been
ttemnted in seiaures of salt The entire stock of
this article in Aueusta was recently seized without
the least occasion by a coup de main, and without
any explanation of its motive beyond the ingenious
suggestion of some official, that the government in
tended it as a dures3 to procureother supplies from
the people. Is it possible that such outrages can go
without the correction or rebuke of higher authori
ties : that the relations between the government and
1 . .1 f 1 1 1 1
tbe people are to oe mose oi oiacs. man ana privi
leged Dlunder 1
The sreat obiection to the impressment law, as
practiced," is that it has 6pened new doors to pecula
tion ana oppression, given a vast numuer oi loiup
tations and opportunities to fraud, and multiplied
official corruption. The commissary agents have
now a new handle for making fortunes ; and a number
of little impecunious tradesmen and gentlemanly
barkceners have, with the aid of the Confederate
uniform, and the practical license of traffic in im-
cragsmen tsTclimbed into large fortunes and the social
pretensions peculiar to successful and magnificent
swindlers. This is happening before one s eyes ev
erv dav. Commissaries have landed estate t com
missaries have unlimited barrels of whiskey ; com
missaries have the best seate at the faro-table, aud
are enthroned in tka brothels ; commissaries are fil
thy with money, and yet all this heyday and flush
of wealth are to be attributed to one hundred and
forty dollars a month. Correspondence ofBichmond
Retdrnino from the North. Mr. J. H. Bagget,"
the Reading Clerk of the South-Carolina House of
. -1 . . . i mil- J a :
Delegates, wno was capturea in 'no nu &nuie,
has been released, and has"retur.ned to his post
The Columbus Guardian says:
Ho was imarisonod for a short time in New York,
but managed to escape the fate of being sent to
Fort Lifryctte for the winter. liis narrative ot tne
tnoiut operandi is very entertaining. By his skill
and art in dealing with Yankee officials and their
subordinates he has succeeded in making a short
trip from New York, he having left that city just a
week ago this morning, and Washington city the
Mr. Bacffett reDresents New York as crowded ;
hotels, theatres, and cars, all crammed ; business
never more active, and the people running, aslisual,
after every novelty, and giddy in the pursuit of
wealth and pleasura An immense class of "shod
dy " aristocracy has been brought into being by the
events of the war, consisting of contractors, specu
Utors, and money gamblers. "These nouveavx rich
es import largely of silks,- rich furniture, wines, dia
monds, 4c. ; in fine, of every luxury that money
can buy and caprice desire. - Extravagance and dis
sipation are more prevalent than they were ever be-,
fore known to bo. " .
Where then is that decay and general exhaustion
at the North that wiseacres at the South have pre
dicted T The fact is the North was never more pros
perous than now the war is not and will not be
felt by them. But says one, they can nevor pay
the debt What of it 1 They manage to keep, up
their armies, the masses at home iea-t, drink and
are merry, and you might . pass through whole
States and not know that they were, at war, as far
as any depression of business is concerned. They
are not tired of the- war and don't mean to stop it
Where- is the grass that was to grow in Broadway
as tbe result of secession t Europe gets cotton and
the North gets cotton,- and the world moves, and
the people of the Soath are the great sufferers by
thegigantia revolution sweeping; over, the land.
When and where will it end Prog.
ralegh; n; bBDi
I Resolutions on IrapeMment.
.. We take pleasure in saying that the foil
resolutions on impressment, introduced by Mr
Avera, ot Johnston, from the committee on the But
jeci, nave passed both bouses of tbe General; As
semoiy. A bill from the same committee is
iug, musing u legal impressments a High mi
roesnor, and providing for summary aetipn befoi
Justice of the Peace. We truBtthe bill will paa
- Whbbeas, This Legislature has been inforpev
that certain persons claiming to be officers and sot
diers in the miliUrv servioe of tba Conteder J
States, have been and are now coins throueb Wr
tions of the State making impressments of wr
Pork, and other articles of food essential .tott
support of the inhabitant Of the said localities!
addition to the tithes demanded by the government,'
'even before the tithes are collected; and where
it is tho duty of the authorities of, the State to pr
tec its citizens, in the enjoyment of their .cbnif
tutional rights and privileges. -as well as the subie -
to render obedience to its constitutional and''leg
requirements, tneretorje,. .;. : . ,r,.g
Jteeoweay -XU4 b iSxceUeney, TneWWrnOr,
directed and countenanced
by them, and to make
an effort to prevail unon . said authorities' to -nut a
hereby reqnwtodito oorwpond with the MiSiRS 01 journals or tneaute wn.
of the Confederate States Government in regarcLto v'; ' v! -Viu' waW bp: ' '
such impressments, and ascertain whether thev are .1 A bill to amend tbe act autboriiinf tbe OoTerner to era-
Stop to such illegal proceedings and public nuisances. ; MessrsjLassiter and Wiegins favored the bill j Menrs -
Jiesohed further, That in consideration of trnA'Toung, GjuToway, and Hall opposed it. r ;
scarcity of provisions after the tithes -shall be with- !. " On moton pf Mr Outlaw, the bill was laid on the table,
drawn from the State, his Excellency, the Governor,, fcJX,'1''? '"Ja""1 to lhe degtruct'011 of priTaU
be requested to use very. honorable means to keep HfXftfto3i pres comp.nie.l50O in eaah county
in the State tho balance of provisions ; otherwise, :v Was take up.
great and almost universal suffering must ensue. " T? UrW (gins thought tbe tax too onerous and that it would
. nave tbe sffect of breaking up small offices, and moved to
For the Standard. : trikeo.;$5e0 and insert 100.
xsr Ttr n t t . T , ' :; Hr, Ai uns opposed the amendment, and said that he
W. w. HOLPSN, iStJ : Dear Sir: I nave con " .r was oddi sed to the monoDolv of-the Exoress Comnanv-
cluded to give you a, short historical sketch of the .
rise, progress and fall of the (would be great) De
structive party in North-Carolina. n attempting '
this, it is unneceary to allude to every incident -;
that has occurred since the inauguration of the doo
trine of peaceable secession in this State, but shall ;
only attempt to expose some of the leading actors in 4
.this dramatical farce. The most prominent among C
those who gave the doctrine the first impetus in thb '
State was the late Gov. Ellis, and the Hon. Warren ;
Winslow, and still later the famo'us Military Board, i
Inasmuch as these have all passed away, ft would '
not be charitable to aliude to them in any other -than
in a historical way. Assuming as I do, tfiat the '
Destructive party had its rise in. the Ellis adininis- :
tration,. the Legislature then in session, obeying
this Chief, organized that famous Military Board,
and by it the first illegal impressment if I mistake '
not, was made in North-Carolina., This, then, was "
the incipient stage of its progress. The seizure of
a rolling machine by the Military Board andap "
proved HQfbe Executive, was heralded-and publish- :
ed by the State Journal the pet organ of the De
structive administration to the world as one of the
grsat trophie won by the military over the civii '.
authority. This party having completed its organ-
ization, set its sails full adrift, mounted the storm '.
of excitement fully determined upon its mission to
rule or ruin. In "the meantime, there was a still, smajl
voice heard murmuring, possibly from the hustings,
that the property, life and libertyof the citizen was
in danger. The powers that were suddenly be
came alarmed, a grand council was assembled free
conversation usea the storm was seen to lower in
the distance one expedient and then another was
resorted to and, duly considered the voice of the
people must be bushed for this purpose a test oath ;
must be enacted into a law, and a "hideous mark ;
placed on the foreheads of the old Union men in
tions;" tbe military1 roast hold in abeyance the civil
laws the writ of habeas corpus set aside citizens J
seized and hurried off to a hostile, there to be kept
indefinitely without knowing for what Tbe miliv .
tary seize the clergy while in the discbarge of their -ministerial
duties and hurry them out of the State,
and all this and much more must be done in order ;
to secure our independence. j
The doctrines held in secret conclave are still '
the nearest idols- to thir hearts. At this time
they reached (as a party) the acme of their glory ; 1
that glory or any of the. party is unenvied and un-
sought for by all true Conservatives. Their fall J
may be chronicled Sy the. triumphant election of I
"our worthy Conservative, Gov. Z. B. Vance, the .!
hnn advocate of the rights of the citizens of North
Carolina who on all occasions endeavors to hold
the military subordinate to the civil authority
and; yet bis enemies praise him I Conservatives,
be not surprised at this true to their instinct they
. pray for your destruction, rule or ruin is their
motto. Say to them, gentlemen,' you have not
given any evidence of your conversion to conservar
tive principles ; you have made no acknowledgment
that your test-oath doctrine has been abandoned.
No Sirs, nothing of the kind. Have you renounced
your opinions on the writ of habeas corpus t no,,
not a word of it Have you repented for the de
nunciations heaped upon Gov. Vance previous to
his election ? no evidence of it Have yon come
to the conclusion to acknowledge the supremacy of
the civil law over the military ? Your every day
actions and public organs answer, no. You en
courage mob violence illegal impressments, both
of citizens and property." Conservatives, beware of
tbemtrust them not; the day that you take one
of them to your bosoms, you receive a viper. Why
all these eulogiums heaped upoteJitJov. Vance, and
the great care and eoncern manifested for his ad
ministration ? It is to endeavor to destroy him in
the house of hisfriends. The "possession of the'
spoils and power has ever been their god ; to ob
tain these, any principle of honor, however sacred,-,
is readily compromised. -.'
Then, Sir, seeing that no acknowledgment of er
ror, no disavowal of any of their doctrines preached
before and after the election of Vance for Gover
nor, having been made, conclude that it is the
very essence of demagogueism a wanton insult,
not only to Gov. Vance, but to every Conservative
who assisted ii elevating him to the high position
which he now occupies, and is intended as such.
They would feign create the impression thatGov--Vancehas
receded from his position; he "is now-
acknowledged by them as a " loyal citizen, ana
would have the world believe, in the same connec
tion, that the masses uho honored him with their
votes, war the "hideous-mark 1" Oh, consistent
. cy r were there ever such poltroons ?
And yet, strange as it may appear, with all of
these lights before them, there are a ftvs political
journals in this State who can see no distinction
between men of this stripe, aspiring to high posi
tions, and those who, previous to the war, identi
fied themselves with those who were opposed to,
and endeavored to prevent the bringing on of the
war opposed to the extreme radical doctrines of
' competitors, ,who have neer retracted them, fior,
in my judgment, ever wil"CI repeat that it is
passing strange., that no difference can be made be
tween such men, in the eyes of these journalists,
who have not only been threatened themselves with
the "hideous mark," but also with mob violence.
I can forgive my enemies, but never can. i forget
them neither can I affiliate with them Until due
anoloy is made, and some public disavowal of any
intention on their part of holding on to their ongt
Harnett Co., Dec. 4, 1863.
Armv Litters. We are request ed, says the Rich
mond Whig, by Colonel W. E. M. Word, Special
Agent of the Post Office Department, to say that
the Postmaster General has established a post offlee,
to be called the' "Northern Amy of Virginia,!
and appointed Captain JohnL. Eubank, postmaster..
Said office is to follow Gon. Lee's army wherever it
may go, and postmasters in this State and other"
States, finding letters in their office for this army,
will please send th.eA direct to this new office, .'and
thereby expedite their delivery. c c
DECEMBER 16, 1863.
JCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
' " 8ESATE. .
fr. ."? " .Mordat, Deo. X, 1IC3.
t8enatemett 10 o'otpek. Journal read.
; fiion, from the committee on propoaitioaa and'
jices, reported a. bill increasidg the pay of jurora and,.
MeStfeeommending its passag.
ArDdell, from, the onrnmittae on corporations, r
t a bid to incorporate the mioeri' mining sad smelt-
npaoy, recommending its passage. - ' '
T Bru8, btc-. oit fist aiaoiKe. ;'" . . :
Afcndell, a bill to proride for the punishment of
t. committed in counties within the lines or tba .
Fatton, a bill to pay a premium of for every ten
of wool raised - ........
8impgon, a resolution in fkror of-D. Kirg. J
Bamsay, a bill fixing tne commisaioai ofrfheriff
Lassiler, a bill to amend tba act in regard to tha
lot soldiers ...
Msige was receirad from the House agreeing to- tha
ItioB of. tbe Senate to g into an election for Jadge.
!v, at 11 o'clock. - . - ,
aaed bill to allow Sherifls elect to qualify before
j4usticas, passed its several readings, --Itamsav,
a resolution reauirimr SheriB to refund
Jlr. asslier moved to appoint a Joint 'commute snr:
'"' If'07 !ves;on fortiGcatioaa. Imposes a fine on owners
- !?r "! 7S0,?K l.ne r?na? on. requis.tion, ana nmits
. Mr. fiung proposed anounendment, taxing (he company
nve per cent, on gross receipts.
Mr. Hike said he wanted the tax nut ud so as to exclude
the conclra from the' State. He said that there were 1,609
conscripts in the aerrice of this company that it was a
speculating eoncern and 1elieved that the railroads were
partners m the business.
'. Mr. Ojitlaw said that the effect of tbe bill would be to
tax the ifaipper and not benefit the State or anybody.
r'On motion of Mr. Hoke, the bill withti amendments
'Was referred to tbe committee on internal improrements.
A resolution authorizing tbe employment of surgeons in
each cotnty to extend furloughs. Adopted.
- A. bilj to prevent aliens from trafficing or trading in this
Mr. Ball thought fn times of scarcity such measures
snouia nor De aooptea.
- Mr. Aiorrill aaid he knew many foreigners who had lived
: in Ihe Htate for years, who were now claiming foreign pro-
tection and amassing gold for the purpose of leaving ihe
r countir. It was this clans of persons h wished to reach.
Mr. Graham did not think this the proper time to invite
"foreiga hostility. We should invite the emigration of
. '. Mr. Ellis thought the speculating foreigners who claim
ed protection should either be put in tbe army or out of
' the country 'would support'the bill. .
'- The bill was rejected yeas 5, nays 29.
Mr. Graham, a bill topunih the breaking into a' dwelling
bona and stealing therefrom in the day time. Referred.
The bill removing certain restrictions in the charter of
the Raleigh & Gaston railroad, and allowing another Di
. rector for the State in said corporation, was rejected.
.Tha mntinn hr whif-h tha kill ... anthftrizA th temnnnt. i.
rv loan in o- hf hnnda tn hanks hv i hp Stula wad rtiectMK fflJW
A message was received from the House transmitting
an eagrossed resolution to prevent illegal impressment.
On motion, the Senate adjourned toToeday, 10 o'clock.
' Nora. Mr. Sanders was reported a few days sioce as
baviag introduced a bill to inereau the fees of the tax col-
lector for Johnstoa county. This was the reverse entirely
of tbe effect of the bill, as it provider actually for its de
crease, limiting it to 2,590 per annum." The mistake was
- inadvertently made. Rbpobtis.
" " HO0SE OP COMMONS. -
. TVr- i.i, a . j.ii.i.uiimin.'-N
jaraalfll Saturday was read and approved.
f motion of Mr. Brnum. a mesoaire was smit to tha
Senate proposing the appointment of John Wilkinson of
Wilson county, as a justice of the peace for said county.
v Mr. Person, from tbe committee on military affairs, re
ported back the bill to amend an act authorizing the em
ployment of slave labor on works of public ddfeuce, recora
"meading that U do not pass. - .
.Horace I Robarda, commoner elect from Catawba coun
ty, appeared and was qualified.
Mr. Gaskins introduced a resolution in 'favor of Charles
Kelly- Passad its seyerareadings under a suspension of
the roles. . '
. Mr. Parson, a resolution in favor of Frederick J. Lord.
Referred to the committee on claims. -
Mr. Graifr, a resolution requesting our Senators and Rep
resentatives in the Confederate Congress to use their in
fluence to procure a repeal ot the law imposing a tax in
kind, and such modification of tbe law concerning impress
ments as will secure tbe payment ot the makat value for
property impressed. Laid on the table on motion of-Mr.
r. Youag, of Yancey, a bill to authorize Quartermasters
of the borne guard to exchange hides for leather or shoes. -Referred
to the committee on propositioas and grievances.
Mr. Fratfcis, a bill. concerning the home guard. Refer
red to the committee on military affairs.
' . Mr. Carter, a bill to establish sessions for the transac
tion of the business pertaining to the office ot Auditor of
Public Accounts. Referred to the committee on finance.
A resolution from "the Senate (transmitted by message)
proposing an inquiry concerning tlie'printiug of the jour
nals of the late Convention, was adopted.
. Sundry engrossed bills (from the Senate) had their first
reading and were placed on tbe calendar.
BILLS OS THKIB THI8D RUDISO
A bill to' ameud section S5, chapter 31, of the Revised
A resolution in favor of the Trustee of Blades county.
& oni ror ineesuoiisomeoi oi grauou scuoois m .lonu
I Carolina and for other purposes. '
- A bill to regulate the fees of. Clerks asd Sheriff in the
county of Guilford, and a bill to amend the lib section,
Hist chapter, Revised Coda, passed their third reading.
A bill further to defin'e the duties of the Treasurer of lhe
literary fund and for other purposes, was rejected on third
V'A resolution in favor of the trustee of 'Jackson county
was laid on the table.
I -A resolution proposing modifications of the Confederate
tax act, was rejected.
. A bill to incorporate tbe Lockville mining and manufac
turing company, after a protracted discussion, and the
adoption of sundry -amendments passed its second reading
c - The House, on motion of Mr. Allison, reconsidered the
""Vote by which it bad agreed to the proposition, made by the
(Senate, to aajourn tine au on Monday next, and tbe ques
tion beiogQn concurring in said proposition, its further
consideration was postponed until Wednesday 13 o'alock, M.
The House then adjourned until to-morrow morning, 10
Xhe Reporter erroneously stated, in Saturday's report,
that Mr. Brown reoo ted a bill to amend tha menus law
- by-Sxirig Etprtu companies incorporated ont. of the State
' three per cent, on their profits. He ahonld have aaid In-
ikim compvira tuus lucorporateo J -
V.V:V-'"-V ' "r - ' SENATE. . .
. ;:r . . TnasDAT, Deo. '8, Ilia. .
MrL Lassiter. from tha committee on ProD itinna anil
Grievances,-reported a bill in farof of Leroy Stove, and a
. uui in- relation 10 onerms, assing to oe niscoargea irom
Hbeir consideration. -
Mr. Xeitch, from the committee on internal, improve-.
ments, reported adversely to the bill to amend tbe charter
of the Piedmont R. R. Co. "
Mr. Hoke, a resolution in regard to tin State Troops.
- - Mr. Simpson, a resolution in favor of the Doorkeepers.
Abill for'the relief of the wires and families of soldiers.
,, 'after a short debate, passed its third reading.
, u motion ot Mr. noaet tbe vote by wnicn too mil in
ralatioo to the Raleigh A Gaston R. R. was defeated, was
. reconsidered, and the bill made the special order for. to
'morrow 11 g'clock.
Poranant to a joint order the Senate proceeded to ballot
. for a; judge of the Superier Court to fill the vacancy oc-
casioned byJs resignation of Judge Bailey.
V Those-wWvoted for Hon. E.G. Reade were Messrs.
: Speaker, Adams of Davidson, Blount, Brown, Carroway,
Dickson,' Harries of Rutherford, Holeman, Jarratt, Jones,
IaiiiIm T .U.U . U-..I i n -1. U . U..-1M.
Sorpe, Slaughter, Satith of Anson, Smithof Stanly, Taylor
of Chatham. Wireing-and Woolev St.
For. Mr Lenoir Messrs.' Harriss of Franklin. Murrill.
Ootlaw,Pitohford, PanilL Taylor of Nash, Whitfjrd, and
- For Mr Gailher-Messrs. Adams of Guilford, Graham,
Hoke, Lindsar, Neal, Pat ton, and Simpson 7.
Sot Mr, Winston Mr. ArendelL
For Mr. Sharpe Mr. Bagley.
: For Mr. Holmes Measra Ellis and Faison.
Ji;For. Mr. Bailey Mr. Hall,
r Mr. Ramsay, from the committee on tbe Insane Asylnm,
presented a .report advising the adoption of the amend -
aaent proposing to raise the appropriation.
The report was concurred in.
""V A' message was received tram His Excellency the Gov
ernor, transmitting a report from the Suigeon General in
Wgard tp the expeudituraa of appropriations made for-hi
- v. -'.
Whole Number 1502.
department Ordered to be frintad with bis detailed
Mr Pattoo, frara tbecommitteeon the election of Judge,
reported as follows:
Neerssarr to a choiee 71. x '
Mr. Reade reoeired 74. Mr Gaither SO. Mr. Lenoir 95,
Mr. Bailey a, Mr. Holmes 4, Ur. Shape 1, Mr. Winston 1.
1 Mr. Read5 was declared duly elected.
. Tbe bill to regniate prices. in this State was taken up.
- Mr. Brown said, he did not believe in the power of the
Legislature to regulate tbe prices, and. moved to lay the
bill on tbe table. Carried: .
On motion, tbe Senate adjourned to .Wednesday, 10
o'clock. - ' -
HOUSE OF COMMONS. - -
The House met at 10 o'clock A. M. ' ' '
Tba Journal of yesterday was ggtf and approved.
Mr. Woodall, introduced a aition in faver of P.
Johason. Referred to tbe comnmtee on propositions and
grievances. - j
Ht. Amis, a bill to allow fees to the assistant Clerk in
the Treasury or registering State bonds.
A bill authorising the Treasurer to issue small Treasury'
lotos to the amount of four hundred thousand dollars ;
also resolutions instructing tbe Auditor of Public Accounts
to iaquire whether a better system of keeping the accounts
of disbursing officers and better checks on their accounta
bility may net be introduced, and whether a better mode
of canceling tbe vouchers of the Public Treasurer may not
be adopted. Passed first reading." : ''
. Mr. Waddell, a bill 'to compel tba railroads of North
Carolina to keep lights, fiia and water in their coaches.
Referred to the committee on internal improvements.
Mr. Beall, a bill tor the redemption of certain registered
bonds. Referred to the finance committee.
Mr. Fleming, from the finance committee, reported a bill
to tax Express Companies. Referred to the oommittee oh
On motion of Mr. Amis, tbe bill reported by bim, au
thorizing the issue of $100,000, in small Treasury notes
redeemable in. ISflS, was taken up under a suspension of
. On motion of MrPerson, the bill was amended by sub
stituting 1870 for 1808. as the time of redemption. The
bill s amended passed its third reading.
On motion ot Mr. Love, the Honse reconsidered the vote
by which was registered yesterday, on its third reading, a
bill further to prescribe the duties of tbe Treasurer of tie
Literary .Fund and for other purposes. The question re
curring on the passage of the bilf, it passed its Id resding.
Mr. Wellborn, introduced a bill to change tbe time of
holding the Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the
county of Wilkes. Passed its second readings nnder a
suspension of the roles.
On motion of Mr. Manning, the rules were suspended and
a resolution in favor of Elizabeth A. Gordon of Gates coun
ty, was taken upland passed its second and Sd readings.
Mr. McCorniiek. a bill to ineornornte Palmvra Lods-aof
L Ancient Tork Masons, No. 147. in the town of Averasboro.
rassea its several readings under a suspension of the rules.
' OK CALENDAR.
A bill to incorporate the Lockville mining and manufac
turing company. Parsed third reading.
A bill fx 'be relief of John Manning. Rejected on sec
ond retdiug. ,
A bill to enfircs the criminal laws of the State.- Passed
2d and 3d reading.
A bili to explain end amend section 68, chapter 107th,
Revised Code. Passed 2d reading.
A resolution authorizing the Treasurer to pay outstand
ing warrants against the literary fund in Confederate cur
rency. Passed 2d and 8d readings.
A bill to amend section 20, chapter Si, Revised Code,
was laid on the table, on 2d reading.
At noon the House proceeded to execute the joint order,
viz: the election of a Judge of the Superior Courts for tbe
Etb judicial circuit "
Mr. Waddell nominated Wm. H. Bailey.-
Mr. McKay nominated Hon. E. G. Reade." - .
Mr. Walser nominated Walter Lenoir.
Mr. George nominated H.' L. Holmes.
Hon. Burgess S. Gailher was nominated in the Senate,
and a message announcing his nomination waa received at
the time the joint order was made.
Mr. Best; f rom the committee to superintend the elec
tion, repotred as follows:
Whole number of votes cast 141. of which Mr. Reade re
ceived 74; Mr. Bailey ; Mr. Leaoir 85; Mr. Gaither 20;-
jir. noimes 4; scattering 2. Hon. . U. Keaae baving re
ceived a mujority of the votes cast was declared'elected.
The bill to incorporate the North-Carolina volunteer
navy company, passed 2d and 8d. readings
A message was received from His, Excellency, the Gov
ernor, transmitting the report of the President and Direc
tors of the Western N.C. railroad, which was sent tp the
ItaiMH. H UU a DITJDOSition to nrint. f
A bili to amend th sestion, chapter 23d, Revised Code,
passed 2d reading. .
A resolution in favor of W. II. Wilkinson, waanostnoned
indefinitely on 2d reading. .- "
A bill in relation to salaries and fees, after much debate j
and the adoption of sundry amendments, passed its third I
Mr. Carter introduced a resolution authorizing' tho Gov-
ernor to turn over to the Confederate government battal- !
lions of troops and independent companies in the service '
of the State, provided the Confederate government com -sents
to receive them on the terms upon which they were
enlisted. Referred to tbe committee on milaHrv affairs.
Leave of absence, for three dan. was in-anted to Mr. '
Tbe House then adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
Wzdnksdat, Deo. S, It 18.
The Senate met at 1 0 o'clock. Journal read.
Mr. Leitcb, from the' committee on internal improve- .
ments, reported a bill taxing Express Compauies $&oo in
each county where they deliver packages, with an addi
tional amendment taxing them S per cent, on gross -receipts,
recommending its passage.
Mr. Hall, from the judiciary committee, reported a bill
to puuish the breakiuir into a dwelling house in the dav
tim. and a bill in relation to Cherokee lands, recommend-
Mr. Holmes, from the committee on propositions and
grievances, reported a bill in regard to the planting of
cotton and tobazco, asking to be discharged from its con
sideration. A resolution to pay the Speakers of each House $l per
diem, Clerks $20, Engrossiug Clerks 116, and Doorkeepers
tl-i, with an extra allowance of 150, passed its several
Mr. Wiggins, from the finance-committee, reported a
bill to ameud the revenue law, taxing profits and blookade
goods, which passed its several readings.
Mr. Ramsay presented a resolution proposing to ad
journ over to Friday, Thursday being fast and prayer
A message was received from tbe House transmitting a
message from- the Governor with a report of the Western
N. U. It K. Company, also the following engrossed bills : '
A bill to reguiate'tbe fees of Clerks and Sheriffs in Guil-
fotdoounty. Referred. .
A resolution in favor of the Trustees of Bladen county. '
A resolution allowing Chas. Kelley, Trustee, of Craven j
county, a copy of tbe Revised Code. j
Mr. Adams of Guilford, a bill to incorporate the Higitao j
Mining Company. Referred. , I
The bill in relation to Militia and tbe guard foa Home.
Defence was taken up. .
Mr Sharpe moved to amend by exempting Physicians in
regular practice as well aa those of five years' practice. Net
Mr. Wiggins moved to strike out tbe necessary em- '
plovees of State aud Confederate contractors. Adopted.
Mr. Hoke moved to exempt hose who make spinning
' Mr. Graham was opposed to the whole system of exemp
tions in the b'll. It was intended by tbe bill to bring every
man within the age into this service. Tbe drain made
upon the State by the Confederate. States had loft but few
men for this service.
. Mr Lassiter concurred in the views of Mr. Graham, and
thonght that railroad employees, clerks in postoEces, Ac,
should ue enrolled in this organization.
Mr. Hoke withdrew bis amendment, and moved to strike
out the whole section authorizing.exemptiooa.
Agreed to yeas 21, nays 20.
A resolution in favor of H. II. Sanderlin, of Onslow coun
ty, passed its several readings.
A bill to remove certain restrictions in the charter of
the R. A G. R. R. Co., was taken up. Allows the compa
ny to raise- rate of transportation, j
Messrs. Lei toil and Lassitersaid that the amendment was
necessary to the welfare of the Mad, and that owing to the
great increase in tbe prices of labor, Ac., if this restriction
was not removed, tbe road would be reduced to great ex
Mr. Outlaw opposed 'W j
. Tbe bill passed its secclld and third readings. '
The bill requiring certain sherifls to refund nflleage over
paid them, passed its third reading.
Also a. bill to increase the pay of jurors aud witnesses.
A resolution protesting against illegaUmpreSsm-enta waa
' A bill to authorize the payment of bonds to banks in
payment of temporary loans, was rejected on jta second
Tbe bill in relation to salaries and fees', was referred to a.
committee of conference.
EKQBOSSEO EESOLimoXS TW St UADIXO?
A resolution in favor o Elizabeth A, Gordon. ofOatea
A bill enquiring of the Public Aoditor whethac a better
system of keeping accounts canoot be adopted to disburs
ing officers. -
TobiMoiTrp0rtPl?yi r"1 Anc?t
On motion, tbe Senate aujour- to iQ.o'clook.
HOUSE OF C02UKOXS.
The House mt at :0oV v
The j Hirnil - r Miterda- . "reaia
Mr. Carter. -omaael JCt
and atmro ved.
titee, presented a majori-
v report reeommendinfe the paf-ajfe of ihe resoWau.
tboriSnng the transferefiBdepeadentbattahoiaieompa
niesin the service of 8ater to ihe Confederate government.
Mr. Carteatated that a member of the committee was
desirous of submitting a minority airt.innW"'.
allow time few its preparation, be movd that the '
tion be made the special order for Unlock, A. Jl on
Friday next.- This nwtion prevailed.- . . - - ' ' .
Mr. Soger introduced a resolution to tsvorof
Strickland Referred to the committre en pvopositioM
and grievances. : . - -v- v '- '"
M.r. Alford, a'resolnlion in favorer John Tfc Walker. Re
ferred to the committee ouolaima., , - '
' "-' BILLS OS EALKKDaR.'
A bill to amend tbe v;ti section of chapter ISd Feviaed
Code, and Ma bill oooceroiug the taking of defoajtioas,
passed third reading. - , -
A resolution in favor of Council Wooten paaeedrita M
reading. -' . '"
A bill to exempt from eonseriptioa certain Stale offleen
in addition to those heretofore exempted, was pat on its
Sd readiagi ... n ,
Mr. Carter moved to amend by striking out tbe words
" commissioned officers of tbe militia.". Be regarded the
militia as an effete organisation, and saw BO- meritorious
reason for the exemption of offiert without commands.
The Ho me Guard had absorbed the mjlitia, which no long
er existed as a distinct org:inizatio,d he argued that
..uiiiiiut vuicers oaa no ciaira auw w w swrMjnmi wu
privations and sacrifices of active military life so cheerfully
endured by others.
.. Mr. Amis opposed tbe amendment, and dwelt at some
Uugth upon tbe valuable services rendered by militia offl- -cers
in the past two years in arresting deserters and recu
sant conpcripta They were si ill performing this duty, and
should this amendment prevail, desertion .would increase
to an alarming extent. --. --
Tbe amendment wax rejected. Yeas 80. nays SO.
Messrs. Robbins sod Cowles also opposed the amend
ment, and on motion of tbe latter, lhe yeaa and nay were -ordered.
On motion of Mr. Mchtay, tha bill was amended by ad-
fling to the exemptions the mayor andpilioe of tne town of
Favettevilte. . - ' ' '
On motion of Mr. Crawford, the bill was farther amend
ed by adding the mayor and police of Goldsboro'.
Tbe bill then passed its third reading under a suspension
of the rules. Yeas, 68, Nays 29. The exemptions are as
follows: justices of tbe peace appointed prior to May 11th,
18S3, county trasteeaand solicitors. reiialersjtax collectors.
-one deputy aberiffJaapantiea vhim tisn vi taTTUw
tor, constables who gave bonds pnor to May Utn, mas,
and their successors in office, one deputy clerk for each
court when necessary, one county commissioner distribu
ting funds sod provisions for the relief of soldiers' families,
agents appointed by tbe legislature for any purpose, com
missioned officers of the militia and the Home Guard, may
or and police -of Raleigh, Wilmington, Salisbury, Char
lotte, Fayetterille, and Goldsboro", Counsellors of (State,
Board of Interns! Improvements, Literary Board, and em
jiloyeesof the State government j- - -
Mr. Brown introduced (by leave) a bill to amend tbe
charter of tbe town or Charlotte. Referred.
The House concurred in a message, from tbe Senatapro
posing that the two Houses adjourn over to-day to meet
again an Friday at 10 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow being set
apait as a day oftting and prayer.
A message was received from tbe .Seosfe transmitting a
bill to amend an act to provide for the relief ot the wive
and families of soldieas io service, with an amendment re
ducing the -appropriation to.oue million of dollars, and an
thnrizi.ng its pay mem in Slate treasury notes,;
Messrs McKuy and Carter opposed the amendment.
Mr. Amis urged it adoption. After a protracted de-
bate tbe omendmont was rejected. Yeas 44, .nay f2.
The special order being Mr. Allison's motion to recon
sider the vote by wbieb the Houee assented to a proposi
tion from the Senate to adjourn sine die on Monday next,
was now called up, and on motion of Mr. Fleming, the
motion to reconsider was laid, on the table, the Speaker
giving the casting vete.
An engrossed bill from the Senate to amend the .act en
titled " Revenue." Passed first reading.
A bill to Incorporate the Cotnstock Mining Company
passed second reading. Also '
. A bill to incorporate the Cahota Mining Company.
A-resolution in favor ot Fred.' J. Lord, was laid on the
table on second reading. Also
A resolution in favor of Motley and Bowers.
A bill to tat Express Companies, passed id reading.
A bill for the redemption of certain registered bond.
Rejected on 2d reading.
. A bill to compel Railroad Companies in North-Carolina
to keep Gie, lights and Water in their coaches. Passed 2d
A bill to allow a fee to the Assistant Clerk in the Tree- .
. sury Department, fur the registration of bonds. Passed
2d reading ,
, 'Mr. Watson, bf leave, introdaeed a resolution' in favor .
of W. Patterson, late Sheriff of Alamance county, which was
referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.
A resolution in favor of Ferebee Johnston, on 2d read
ing, was referred to the same committee. - ,
A bill to prevent speculation by certain publi officer,
was postponed indefinitely. -
A bill concerning tha offices of Clerk and Sheriff in tbe
county of Cherokee, was amended audi passed it second
and third readings, nnder a suspension of the rules. a
A bill to amend an act entitled " militia," was rejected
2d reading yeas it, nays 4ft. .
A bill to regulate office hours in certain pnblie office,
was amendsd and passed its second reading. '
The Seriate, by message, insisted on its amendment to
the bill for the relief of the wives and and families of sol
diers, and on motion of Mr. Avera, a measage was sent to
the Senate proposing-a committee of 90D.lere.uce on tbe
Tbe Senate, by message, desired that tbe committee of
conference should be appointed, it being unw-lling to con
cur in the amendments proposed by the Uoase to tbe bill
concerning salaries and fees. .
The House concurred, and then adjourned on motion of
Mr. BurgiV .,
In Id's County .on the Sd instant, bv Rev. L. Branson
Mr. Richard Kooxcs, of Jones county, "N. C, to Miss Pak
kv Whhaxkb, daughter of Rer. T. (x. Wbitaksr, of Wake
. Died, after six years suffering with the diabetes, on the
- 7th inst,, Lswis Kawrox, in tbe 8sth year of his age He
was a good and wortbr young man, and had been a mem
ber of tbe Methodist Chuich for about twelve years.
OVERSEER AMY PERSON WISiilNGTtJ
hire for the next year, can get one that is not subject
to militia duty, and well recommended by large farmer.
. Addiess H. H. CARROLL,
. Vance Hi 1 P.O.
Dec. 19, 1S63. 51 w2tpd.
STR AYE D.FROH THE SUBSCRIBER
about tbe first of October, one large Ox, mostly black, '
white face, tips of the horn sawed off m uks not recollec
ted. When last beard from be was at Dr. Leach's, in John
ston county, aad is no doubt trying to get back to tbe Eas
tern part of the State, where he was raised. A liberal re
ward will be paid for his recovery.
L.F. KOONCE, Raleigh, N. O.
Dec 10. 1S8. 51 -wt.
7 O R S A L E.-A HOUSE AND
-I shall sell at ntihlin a-ila nn PVi.
day, ISth December next, the bouse and lot in Franklin ton
now occupied by John Youug as a workshop. The sale
will be on the premises. '
Terms made kuown on day of sale.
Dec 1st, 13S3. 49-w8tpd.
TO REFUGEES. A HOUSE AND LOT Ilf
Wilkesborough to rent tor the balance of the year
terms moderate will suit a smallimily say six persona
convenient outhouses attached.' Apply soon, as above.
C 1. COWLES.
May 5, 1363. 19-wtf.
WTEGROES FOR SALEIN JOHNSTON
X.M county, as the late residence" of Bryan Smith, de
ceased, on the 2d day ol Jan'y next, will be sold at nublio
sale several likely negroes. At the same time and- place
the residue of slaves bf-longing to the estate of said de
ceased will be hired but for twelve months
DAVID SMITH, AdmV.
Dec 8, 1868. 60 w4tp6V
TCEGROES FOR SALEBY VIRTUE; OF
lw an order of Orange Coun ly Court, made at November
Term, tbe subscriber will sell to the highest bidder on Sat
urday the 26th of December, at the residence of Thorn aa
Lynch, Esq., deceased, in Or-.oge coontv, six valuable ne
groes, one of them a first rate blacltftnith.
Terms of sale, six months oivd t, bond an'cT good security
required LEVI WHITTED. Comra'r.
Dec. 8, 185. - 50 w81pd.
1A-OTICE. ON TUB 23D OF DECEMBER
,1 ?ext' 1 " at 1h Court House door in Smith
field, Johnston county, three negroes, 2 men and 1 woman.'
Said negroes belong to tbe estate of Daniel Penny, deo'd.,
and are sold for distribution.
- JOHN L. BANKS, Comm'r,
Dee 8,1888. - - ' f.0 w4tpd.'
tAREW ARD..-I WILL GIVE THE '
above reward for th'e apprehension of a negro
bjy t0a.t absconded from Elms Albright, 'Alamxnce Coun
ty, N, C, on or about the 2th of November, 18G2.
bald boy is t vears pld, and named JOE, is 6 feet
.iacb.es high, weigha 1 JO pounds, has a scar on bis eye ana)
a wart on tbe eye lid, has thick lips and is very block. My
address, ia Company Shops, N. C.
. 30TJN P. ALBRIGHT,
- " Administrator of Eliaa Albright.
PEbTqUIMANS COUNTY, COURT OF
Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Nrvember Term, 1861.
Sabdford Davis, Edmond Davis, Lakes Deris and Doraey
Retf, ss. Joseph Jackson and wife Margaret.
TJpnn the readiraiof the petition in this cause it appear
ing to the Court that Joseph Jackson and bis wife Marge-"
ret, are not residents f the State of North-Carolina, it
is ordered that piiblieation.be made in tbe Raleigh Stan
dard for six weeks, that the aaid Joseph Jackson and wifti
Margaret appear at the neat term of this Court aad plead,
answer, or otherwise defend their interest in this proceed
ings, or th Conrt will proceed to hear and determine this
.cause x parts.
Witness, James C. Skinner. Clerk of the Court of Pleaa
and Quarter Sessions, in and for the County ofPerquimana
at the Court' House iu Hertford, this 14th November, A.
D.. 1863. JAS. C. SKINNER, 0 0. a
JSbv. 24, St$, -.