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. SENATE. Fsjdat, December 20, 1650. The Senate met according to adjournment. Kkpobts wuom Committees. Mr. Bower, from the committee on Finance, lo which was referred a memorial from sundry citizens -of Mecklenburg county, relative to taxation of certain article manufactured iirotherStaies.Jreporled the same 10 -the Senate, and asked to. .be discharged from its further consideration Mr. Washington, from Select committee upon a Resolution regarding the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, made a report wbicb was ordered to be printed, with tbe accompanying documents. 9fr. Wood fin, from the Judiciary committee, on the subject ol emigration of Free Negroes, mad a re port thereon, and asked to be discharged from a further' consideration of the subject. A!o, on the Revenue Law, reported that the sabjeet did not require further legislation, and asked to be discharged. Also, on the subject -of claims against the estate of deceased debt ors, that (he same did not require further legislation, -arid asked to be discharged. Also, on a resolution in relation to paying talis jurors ; reported unfavorably oed aslred to be discharged. Also, on resohuion in relation to Attorney General and Solicitor General; reporteU .unfavorably and asked to be discharged. Al so, on the memorial in behalf of insolvent debtors ; reportedao'versely- thereon and asked to be discharged. Dills. Rcsolctioks, ice. Mr. -Haughton offered a resolution that the Com missioners of the Raleigh and Gaston Rail Koad be instructed lo examine ihe claims of Messrs. Rencher and Manly, administrators of Tboma Thompson, dee'd. for certain fugitive slaves, which they allege tbe said Road improperly aided in escaping. Refer red to the committee on tbe judiciary. Mr. Cameron, a bill to provide for the registration j of birlhs. marriages and drains, in the Slate. Read 1 - r. - - first time, passed and referred. Mr. Woolen, a bill granting original and exclusive jurisdiction of all eaves where the intervention of a .jury may be nercssary, to Superior Courts of Colum bus County. Read first lime, passed, and referred. On motion of Mr. Arendel, Resolved, that the committee, on Education be instructed lo enquire into the expediency of draining the prairie lands in the ' County of Carteret, known a the open ground, and report by bill or otherwise. On motion of Mr. Hynum, the bill to provide for the Geological and Agricultural survey of the State was liken up. and read a second time and passed. Tbe Senate then proceeded to consiJer.Mr. Wood fin's Resolutions in relation to the extension of the North Carolia Rail Koad, when Mr. Gilmer rose and addressed tlic Senate at length. On motion of Mr. Nixon, the hill relative to the Wilmington and Manchester Rail Road Company, was taken op and inad the special order of the day for to-morrow 10 o'clock. Senate adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. The Speaker laid before the House the report o. the President and Directors of the North Carolina R-iilroad, which was sent to the Senate with a pro losition to print. Also, a message from the Senate proposing to rajs' a joint select committee on Education to consist o the mrwiber ( the committees on EJucalion in each Mouse, which shall examine the whole Common School system, and report what amendments they may think necessary. The proposition of the Senate was agreed to. Also, a message announcing that the Senate had passed the bill to incorporate the Fayetteville and Centre Plank Road Compaany, with an amendment to limit the existence of the charter to fifty years, and asking the concurrence of the (louse in the same. The amendment was concurred in. On motion of Mr. Barnes of Northampton, the hi!! to facilitate the collection cf rents was taken up, and ordered to be printed. Hili.8 asd Resolutions. Mr. Poole offered a bill to provide for the keeping a record of marriages in this State; referred to tin committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Davidson offered resolutions authorizing tin Adjutant General of this Stale lo procure from the Department at Washington City, and of this Stale, certiUeii copies of llie uijs!:-r rolls of ail trie troops who were in the si-rvice of -the United Stales in the war of the Revolution, in the war of 1812. the In dian wars, and the late war with Mexico; that ho enrol the same ehronoln-ricallv bv companies and re- fconenu in well hound books, with a full index of e.K-h company and regiment. Mr. McMillan a bill to open and improte the road from the Virginia line via Gap Civil, and by the Douglas Gap in the Blue Ridge to intersect the "Slate road near Jnd-vi!le, in Surry county; which was referred to the crmnit:ee on Internal Improvements. Mr. Kellr a bill to extend the limits of the town of Kenanr ..lie, in the county of Duplin; referred to the committee on Private Bills. Mr. Avery two resolutions in favor of the Sheriff of Burke county, authorizing the Treasurer to pay him certain money, and giving the Sheriff permission to collect the taxes of 1346; the first was referred to the co:rmiitee on Claims, and the second lo the com mittee on Propositions and Grievances. On motion of .Mr. Swanner, the committee on the Judiciary were instructed to inquire into the expedi ency of amending the law so that Clerks of the Con n ry Courts shall keep a record of marriages. Mr. McDowell a bill concerning the return of civil process before Magistrates, in the county of Bladen ; referred to tlie committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Bogle a bill to lay off a public road from the town of Taylorsville in the county of Alexander to Aquilla Pay us, in Caldwell count", and for the pur pose of improving ihe same ; referred lo the commit tee on Internal Improvements. Mr. Rayuera bill concerning the Raleigh and Gas ton Rail Road, which was referred to the select committee appointed to consider that subject. Mr. Leach, of Davidson, presented a report from the Adjutant Gener.il of the State, transmitting a com Memcaiion from the keeper of Public Arms In Fuy etbrille, asking an appropriation for the improvement of the arsenal at that place, which was referred to the committee on Military Affairs. On motion of Mr. Caldwell of Guilford, the com mittee on Education were instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the school law as to authorize the Ultrary Hoard lo withhold Ihe mon eys due to each county of this State, until there has been laid before them satisfactory evidence that the county has laid and collected, ,t Ut M much ta from its citizens for the support of Common Schools in said county as it is entitled lo receive from said board. Reports from Committees. Mr. Rayner, fro.-n the committee on Internal Im provements, reported a substitute to appropriate one of the committee rooms in the capiiol for ihe preser vation of the surveys of works of Internal Improve ments, and the engineering apparatus belonging to the State. . " The substitute was adopted, the resolution read a second i lime, and, the rales being suspended, rad a third lime immediately. Mr. Rayner, from the same committee, asked lo be discharged from the further rnnA.t; r ml concerning a road from Harvey Ellis' to Lewis Fork meeting house ; laid on Ihe lable. ' r.s1rr f ,Jf the bill to incorpo rate the Salisbury and Taylorsville Plank Rosd Com pany, with two amendments, which were adopted. The bill was read a second lime. P Mr. Steele, from the committee oa Education, re ported against the passage of the bill to appoint Sn perinlendenta of Common Schools, one from each Congressional District, which, on Motion, wa.Tala on the table. Also, against tbe bill fo, ,he better application of In rnmrnnn Nhw! fun1 . Mr. W. MrVlll aH,l ......( l. n r.u:- kill IJ- .1 i.. ... . r Fir . . ill n fi rtn . .......... ... ...uug... u. me school fund oneht to be applied to the education of those who needed ii me poor ennaren ot ine oiate. If this hill was passed, it would at once do sway with all sectional feeling concerning the School fund. On motion, the bill was laid on the table. Mr. Steele, made a farther report from the same committee, asking to be discharged from the consid eration or the bill to amend the school law, which on motion of Mr. Webb, was laid on the table. Mr. Jones, from the committee on Propositions and Grievances, reported against the passage of the bill to erect the county of Wilson, an I against the bill con senting Penitentiaries, which were laid on the table. Also, from the same committee, in favor of the pas sage of the bill lo repeal the act of 1848-'9 amending the act incorporating the Hickorynut tornpike Com pany, which passed it second reading. Also, asked to discharge tbe same committee from tbe further consideration of a memorial relating to a read from Ash vt lie running by way of Burnsviile. Laid on tbe table. . j" Mr. Person, of Moore, frora tbe committee on Fi nance, asked that the committee be discharged from tbe farther consideration of the memorial from certain Mechanics of Gailfbrd County. -Memorial laid on the table. Also, reported against the passage of tbe bill to amend tbe act of 1846-'7, relating to the listing of slaves. - A tanning debate ensued opon the bill, in which Messrs. Person of Moore, Barnes of Northampton, Hill of Brunswick. Blow, Slubbs, Maaltsby and oth ers participated. Finally the bill was indefinitely postponed. Ukfixished Bcsisess. ' -Tbe unfinished business of yesterday was then ta ken op, being the bill to amend the Constitution, ami the amendments of Mr. Raynerand Mr. F osier thereto. Mr. Rayner took the floor and continued bis remark from yesterdav, in support of his bill, against catling an open Convention, and against amending the Con stitution by legislative enactment. Mr. Fleming commenced to reply, but gave way to a motion lo take a recess u mi 1 3 o clock. Evekiso Session. The Hons- assembled at 3 o'clock according to adjournment. Mr. Fleming resumed ins remarks against the bill of Mr. Rayner, and in favor of an un limited Convention. After he had concluded Mr. Erwin took the floor, and spoke a short lime, when he gave way to a motion to adjourn, and the House adjourned. I SENATE. ! Satcrdat. December 31, 1850. ! The Senate met according to adjournment. I Reports from Committees. j Mr. Joyner, from the select committee to whom the i resolution in relation thereto was referred, reported a i bill to incorporate the Raleigh and Gaston Rail Koad I Company. Read, and on motion of Mr. Canady or ! dered to be printed. ' I 4Mr. Cameron from the committee on Corporations, jto whom was referred the bill to provide for the in- corporation of companies to construct plank roads and ! turnpike roads, reported the same with certain air.end i incuts and recommended its passage. Laid ou tbe j table. i BlLf, ReSCXCTIOSS, &c. Mr. Caldwell of M., presented the memorial 01 sundry citizens of Mecklenburg County, praying the establishment of a Medical Board. Referred to the Joint select committee on the subject. Mr. Cameron presented the Report of the Commis sioners of the Insane Hospital of North Carolina. Re ferred lo a select committee and ordered lobe printed. Mr. Bower presented ihe memorial of sundry citi zens of Ashe County, relating to the construction of a public roid from Wilkesborough to the Virginia line. Referred to the committee on Internal Improve ments. Mr. Bond, a bill to incorporate the Bertie Manu facturing Com nan v. Referred to Ihe committee on i . j ! Corporations. Mr. Canady, bill to incorporate me uxtoru remaie College. Referred to same committee. Mr. Speight, a bill to incorporate Kinston Acade my. Referred to same committee. The hour of eleven having arrived, the special or der was taken up, being the bill to aid the Wilming ton and Manchester Road. Tbe said bill was read the second time and rrjecled, by the following vote, Mr. Sherod demanding the yeas and nays : Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Barringer, Bond, Davidson, Gilmer, Grist, H.mghton, Herring, Joyner, Kelly, Lane, Lillington, McMillan, Mally, Nixon, Pender, Richardson, Sessnnis, Shepard, Thoims, Washington, Watson, Woodfjn, and Woolen 23. 1 Tnose who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Arendell. Barnard, Barrow, Berry, Bower Bunting, By num. T. R. Caldwelr.G. W. Caldwell, Cameron, Canady, Clark, Collins, Courts, Drake, J Ehorn, Ha.-grave, Hester, Hoke, Jones, Rogers, Sher- od, Speight, Thompson, Willey and Williamson 26. j Received a message from the Commons, transmil ! tin? the Report of the Directors of the North Caroli na Rail Road, with a proposition to print the same. Concurred in. Also, a message transmitting the Report of the keepei of public arms at the arsenal at Fayettevillc, proposing lo refer the same lo the com mute on Military Affairs. Concurred in. Also, a message agreeing to the amendments of the Senate to the engrossed bill to Iny of! and establish a new County by the name cf Yadkin. Also, a message concurring in the amendment of the Senate lo the bill to incorporate ihe Fayettevillc and Centre plank road company. Also, a message agreeing to the proposi tion of Ihe Senate to raise a joint select co.iim iu.-e lo ! consist of the members of the committees on Educa f tion of the Senate and Commons, to whom ai! hills, ! resolutions, and communications on ihe subject pf ! Common Schools shall be refetred, with certain in structions relating thereto. Mr. Arendell moved to reconsider the vote by which was just rejected the bill concerning the Wilmington and Manchester Rail Road. On motion of Mr. Lil lington, the motion to reconsider was laid on the ta ble. Subsequently Mr. Thomas moved to take up said motion, which was agreed to. The Senate then agreed 10 reconsider, yeas 29, nays 20. Mr. Caldwell of iL, moved an adjournment, which was not carried. The question now recurring on the passage of the bill the second time, it was again rejected, by yeas 22, nays 27, as follows, Mr. Collins demanding the yeas and nays : Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Arendell, Barringer, Bond, Davidson, Gil mer, Grist, Haughton, Herring, Joyner, Kelly, Lane, McMillan, Malloy, Nixon, Richardson, Rayner, Shcpiird, Thomas, Washington, Watson, Woodlin, anil Woolen 22. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Barnard, Barrow, Berry, Bower, Bunting, T. R. Caldwell, G. W. Caldwell, Cameron, Canady, Clark, Collins, Courts, Drake, Eborn, llargrave, Hester, Hoke, Jones, Lillington, Pender, Rogers, Sessoms, Sherod, Speight, Thompson, Willey, and Williamson 27. On motion, the Senate adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Petitions and Memorials. Mr. Siler presented a memorial from several citi zens asking relief for John Young, a citizen of Ma con county, and a purchaser of Cherokee lands, which was referred to the committee on Cherokee Lands. Mr. Gordon, four memorials from citizens of Wilkes, complaining of a division of the 75th Regiment of North Carolina Militia, and asking legislation to cause a reunion of said regiment, which were referred to the committee onMililary Affairs. Mr. RulTin, a memorial from certain farmers in Rockingham county living on the Dan river, asking that that river be declared a lawful fence from Ihe town of Madison to the Stokes county line; referred to the committee on Proposition and Grievances. Mt. Wilson, the petition of Priscilla Jordan ask ing for a pension ; referred to the committee on ' Claims. Bills and Resolutions. On motion of Mr. Steele, the committee on the Ju-. diciary were instructed to inquire into the expedien cy of reporting a bill, making it obligatory upon all . Banks in this State to redeem their notes, wherever they may be presented without reference to the par ticular place at which (hey may be made payable. Mr. Saunders, of Wake, gave notice that he should ' offer the following as a new role for the House : . It shall be in the power of the House, on motion by the vote of a majority, to terminate all debate on any question which may be pending, and to fix the hour when tbe vote shall be taken on the main ques tion, and on any amendment which may be proposed and no further debate shall be in order unless it be for explanation on an amendment, which shall not exceed fivo mututee." On motion of Mr. Scott, the committee on the Ju diciary were instructed to inquire into the propriety of a general revisal and consolidation cf the laws of the State, l Mr. Barnes of Northampton, introduced a bill to amend the law of 1841-'2 to protect the interest of lessors, which was referred to the committee on the Judiciary. Bill provides that when a lessee of land agrees to pay a certain portion of tbe crop by way of rent, that portion shall not be liable to execution for the debts of the lesse; also, that if a lesseee shall re- . move his crop fur the purpose of defrauding the les sor, the latter shall have power to seize, so much of,., said crop as may be necessary to pay the rent, wber-. aver It may be found. Mr. Cald well f t Gallford, a bill to incorporate tbe Mutual Insurance Company in the town of Greens bormxrb ; referred to the committee on the Judiciary. Oalnolion of Mr. MeCleese, the Judiciary com mittee were instructed 10 inquire into the expediency of making tbe act of harboring or concealing ap prentices, whether white or colored, an indictable of- Mr. Sharpe, a bill to improve the Administration of Justice; referred to tbe committee on the Judiciary. I Bill provides for Ihe election of one Jos ice of the tace, io each captain's district, from the present Justices of the Peace, to continue in office three years, who shall have exclusive jurisdiction over cer taid civil suits. Mr. Foster of Wilkes, a bill relating to tbe fees of Clerks ana Masters of Equity, increasing tbe fees of the same ; referred to the committee on the Judiciary. On motion of Mr. Erwin, ibe bill relating to tbe M,mnil of costs bv " prosecutors was taken up, and made tbe special order of tbe da j for tbe 2d day of January, 18a I. CoHSTITtmOKAI. QCESTIOV. " The unfinished business of yesterday was then ta ken up, being the equal suffrage bill reported by tbe committee on amendments to the Constitution, and the amendments thereto offered by Mr. Rayner and Air. Foster. M r. Ei win took tbe floor and concluded his remarks from yesterday, io favor of calling an unlimited Con vention. He read from Mr. JefJeison and attempted to show that be was an advocate of the white basis. Mr. McLean tben look tbe floor. He argued that the objections urged by Mr. Ray ner against amending the Constitution by Legislative enactment were also good objections to his bill. He read from the debates in the Convention of 1835 tbe remarks of Governor Swain, to show that the people of the West were satisfied with the action of that Convention. The proposition to amend the Constitution by Legislative action had been inserted in tbe Constitution at the request of the West, because they feared they would j not be able at any future time to get another Conven tion, lie thought tbe OonfcUlulion oogut 10 oe amena ed so as to do away with the odious distinction that is now drawn between different classes of voters. This bill does nol propose lo alter the basis of repiesenta tion, does not disturb ibis Compromise, and therefore does not alarm the East. It he bad to choose between the two bills be should go fur an unlimited Convention ; but, during the can vass in bis county, the subject of a Convention had not been discussed, and he did not believe it was de sired by his constituents. He alluded to the insinua tions thrown out by the gentleman Iroih Buncombe that equal suffrage had been ised to elevate the Dem ocratic party into power ; he thought gentlemen on that side of the House had quite euough to do to take care of themselves. A certain candidate for Gover nor, he would not say when or where, had tried some t bobbins too. He concluded by saying that heprefer- red to have the Constitution amended by Legislative enactment. Mr. Dargan addressed the House. He was in fa vor of Gov. Manly's plan of submitting tbe question of change " or ' no change " to the people. He was understood to say that be was opposed to any changes himself, but the only way to settle the ques tion, he thought, was lo consult the people themselves. Mr. Unffin believed that every man should have ihe right to vote for Senators as well as Commoners. It was in accordance with the spirit of the age. and he believed the voice oi North Carolina bad been fully ascertained on this point. The proposition of Mr. Rayner had already been condemned by the people. Ho read extracts from the resolutions adopted at the Whig Convention last summer. The issues were then made up; the Whigs were for a Convention, while the Democrats had proposed two amendments. This was Ihe chief issue in the Gubernatorial canvass last summer, and if any opinion is to be drawn from an election, be thought the people had already deci ded the question. The further consideration of this subject was laid aside for the present Mr. Barnes of Edgecombe, Mr. Simmons, Mr. l'ers in of Northampton, and Mr. Hill of Brunswick, were, oa motion, allowed leave of absence for several days. Mr. Saunders, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported a substitute for the bill to incorporate ihe Milton Savings Institution, which substitute was adopted, laid on the lable, and ordered to be printed. The House then look a recess to o'clock. Evemxg Session. The House assembled at 3J o'clock, according to adjournment. Mr. Mizell took the floor, and made an able argument in opposition to the views of Messrs. Rayner and Foster. His speech will be published .. .. i j.. 1 Mr. Caldwell of Guilford, then took ihe floor, and addressed the House a short time, when without con cluding he gave way to a motion to adjourn. The further consideration of this subject was post poned to Monday, the 30th day of December. Mr. Tripp was allowed leave of absence for six days. The House then adjourned to Monday. SENATE. Mo.ndaf, December 23; 1850. The Senate met according to adjournment. Messrs. llargrave and Sichardson were announced as the Senate's branch of the committee on enrolled bills for the present week. Bills, Memorials, &c. Mr. Malloy presented a memorial praying for a Charier lo construct a Plank Road from Haley's Ferry to Wbitesville, Columbus. Referred to com mittee on Internal Improvements. Mr. Cameron, the memorial of certain citizens and mechanics of the town of Fayetteville. Referred to committee on Propositions and Grievances. Mr. Joyner, a memorial from ihe stockholders of the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad Company, pray ing for an amend nent of their charter. Referred to committee on Internal Improvements. Mr. Bynum, the memorial of William Roberts, praying the emancipation of Waller, a slave. Re ferred to committee on Propositions and Grievances. Mr. Thomas, a resolution in favor of Jacob Siler. Rerd first time and passed. Mr. Bond introduced a Resolution declaring it ex pedient that this General Assembly Sitould appoint a delegation to attend the World's Fair, to be held in London in May next. Said Resolution was read, or dered to be printed, and made the special order for the first of January next. Mr. Pender, a bill concerning a turnpike road from Lake Pungo to Plymouth. Referred to committee on Education and the Literary Fund. Mr. Joyner, a bill to amend an act entited an act to amend an act passed in 1833, incorporating the Wilmington and Raleigh Rail Road Company. Re ferred to committee on internal Improvements. Mr. Speight, a bill to amend the act incorporating the town of Kinston. Referred 10 committee on Corporations. Mr. Drake, a bill to amend the act for the better regulation of the town of Nashville. Read fitst time and passed. Mr. Thomas, a bill to amend the act incorporating the Jonathan's Creek and Tennessee Mountain Torn pike Company. Referred to committee on Corpora lions. Also, a bill to incorporate Ihe Tuckasege and Kiowee Turnpike Company. Referred to committee on Internal Improvements. The resignation of Daniel W. Courts, the Senator frora Rockingham, to take effect on the first day of January next, was read and accepted. Whereupon it was ordered that the. Speaker of the Senate issue a writ of election 10 the - Sheriff of Rockingham County, to held an election for Senator of said county, on giving five days notice, to fill said vacancy. - 'I he Senate agreed lo' the House' proposition to set apart Tuesday afternoon the24tb, for the appointment of Justices of the Peace. . The bill to repeal an act abolishing Jury trials in the Counties of Rutherford, Henderson and C leave land, and the bill providing for a Geological an 1 Ag ricultural Survey of the State, were read the third time, and ordered lo be engrossed. Mr.' Lillington moved . to. reconsider the vole by which the bill concerning the Wilmington and Man chester Rail Road Company was rejected. . On mo tion of Mr. Joyner, the motion to reconsider was laid on the table. :. . . ' , , The Senate then took up the Resolutions heretofore introduced by Mr. Woodlin in relation to extending the North Carolina Rail Road East and West. Mr. Cameron spoke in opposition to the Resolutions, and was followed by Mr. Kelly. Mr. Cameron's remarks will appear hereafter. Mr. Bynum then took the floor, and spoke at some length in favor of the Resolutions. On motion of Mr. Gilmer,. the Resolutions and amendments were referred -to tbe committee on Inter nal Improvements. Oa motiso ot Mr.' Shepard. the Resolutions om Slavery were taken p and made tbe special order of Ihe day for Monday next. . On motion, leave of absence was granted Mr. Her ring from and after to-morrow 1 mil Monday next ; and to Messrs. Bond and Grist for two weeks from, and after to-mm row. On motion of Mr. Bswer the Senate proceeded to consider tbe bill to amend an act passed at the ses sion of I833-"4, en til led an act to establish the Bank of the State of North Carolina'. Mr. Bower moved to amend the bill aa follows, which was agreed to. " Provided, however, in cise any Bank or Banks shall, under the provisions of this act. deal in, bay, or sell any sneb stocks or bonds issued by the Slate, the interest or premium accruing thereupon wnica shall be received or paid to. or received to be paid to soeh Bank or Banks, shall be liable to a lax of three cents on every dollar, wbicb shall be paid and ac counted for in tbe same manner and under like penal ties as required under the provisions of an act pas ec ai me session 01 nwr; hi iikiqik unv revenue. - Mr. Woodfin moved the following amendment, to wit : " Provided, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to impose a tax on Ihe interest on any bond or bonds purchased by any of the Banks by vir tue of the existing law.' Before the question was taken, on motion of Mr. Bynom.'lhe vote agreeing to the amendment of Mr. Bower, was reconsidered. Leave of absence was granted . to Mr. Drake from and after to-morrow until Monday next. On motion, the Senate adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Messrs. Foster of Wilkes, Bogle, Stowe and Flyni, were announced as the Committee on enrolled bills for the week. ' A message was received from tbe Senate agreeing lo the proposition to appoint a joint select committee on a Medical Board of examiners in the Stale. Messrs. Blow, Durham and Williams of Mecklen burg, were appointed House branch of said com mittee. Mr. Erwin made a personal explanation, disavow ing an impression prevalent, that in nis reroarKs on constitutional reform, he bad reflected upon the Speaker of tbe House on account of the appointment of the committee on Amendments to the Constitution He bad a profound respect for the Speaker of the House, and intended no reflections whatever on him. On motion, Messrs. Wm. McNeill. Cherry, and Clanton, were allowed leave of absence for the' Christmas holidays. Petitions and Memorials. Mr. Siler presented a memorial from citizens of Macon county, praying that jury trials in the Coun ty Courts of said County may be abolished; refer red to the committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Gordon, a memorial frora citizens of Wilkes, asking a public road to be laid off from a point in that County to the top of the Blue Ridge ; referred to the committee on Propositions and Orievances. Bills and Resolutions. On motion of Mr. Scott, a message was sent to the Senate proposing to appoint Justices of the Peace on Tuesday next at three o'clock. Mr. Foster of Wilkes, a bill to open and improve the Slate road from Wilkesborough to the Tennes see line ; referred to the con n.;ttee on Internal Im provements. Mr. Wilson introduced the following preamble and resolution, which were adopted : Whereas, The watermills of the North-eastern part of the State are rapidly decreasing in number, and the streams on which they are located, will in a few years, be useless for milling purposes ; and whereas, their places are being supplied by steam mills, for the regulation of which there is no law now in force ; Therefore Be it Resulted, That the committee on the Judicia ry be instructed 10 inquire into the expediency of pass ing such a law for their regulation as may seem fair and proper. ' . Mr. Poole a bill to incorporate Talula Encampment, No. 8, I. O. O. F., Elizabeth City, and a bill to in corporate Pasquotank Division. No. 21, S. of T., Elizabeth City, which were referred to the commit tee on private Bills. Reports from Committees. Mr. Saunders, from the Judiciary committee, re ported a bill concerning the advertisement of lands to be sold for taxes, providing that they shall be ad vertised in newspapers published in the county where the lands lie, or in a paper published in an adjacent county. The bill passed its first reading. Mr. Stevenson, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the bill relating lo the pay of jurors and witnesses in Craven connty, allowing j them $1.50 per day for attendance, and 91,50 mileage ! for every thirty miles travelled ; bill passed its second reading. Mr. Eaton, from the same committee, reported in favor of ihe passage of the bill to prevent more effec tually the corruption of the slave population, with certain amendments. Amendment adopted, and bill read a secr.nd time. Also, in favor of the rejection of the bill to extend the jurisdiction of the .Justices of the Peace in cer tain cases ; the bill was rejected. Mr. Brngden from the committee on Claims, re ported back the resolution instructing the committee to inquire into the claims of Mark Coleman and oth ers, and asked to be discharged from its further con sideration. Report concurred in ; the resolution was then referred to the committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Rayner, from the committee on Internal Im provements, reported the bill to incorporate the Roan oke Valley Railroad Company with certain amend ments. Several of the amendments were adopted, and two or three sections of the bill stricken out. Mr. Barnes of Northampton, expressed the opin ion that this bill was calculated to effect more than . at first view appeared. He judged from the section that had been stricken out, giving the Company pow er to connect with any other Railroad in Virginia or North Carolina, that the intention might be to connect this road with the Richmond and Danville Railroad,, and thus to carry North Carolina produce on a Vir ginia Road to a Virginia City. Mr. Rayner said he thought it could not be so. Ho bad examined the map, and he was of the opinion the produce from Clarkesville must pass over the Ral eigh and Gaston Railroad to a market. Mr. Eaton made some explanations concerning the bill. Mr. Stevenson said he looked on any scheme coin ing from Virginia with distrust. He feared the ob ject was to connect this road with the Richmond and Danville road. We had quite enough of Virginia schemes.. He alluded to the Raleigh and Gaston , Railroad, and gave notiee to the gentleman from Hert ford, Mr. Rayner. that he should oppose making any appropriation for that road. The State of North Carolina had invested two millions of dollars in the Central Railroad, and it ought to be made to benefit North Carolina port 3 and North Carolina trade. He . should oppose any project that should torn the trade of the State to a city out of the Slate. He was for " North Carolina, not Virginia projects. He disclaim- ed in his remarks any intention whatever to hit at ihe ' Raleigh Clique. Mr. Rayner replied in quitn,a furious manner. He said the gentleman from Craven had travelled out of his way to announce at this time his intention to op pose any movement to build up the Raleigh and Gas ton Rai!rr-ad.' He thought it illiberal on the part of that gentleman. He alluded to the appropriations of 40.000 for eose, and 825,000 for Tar river, and said that the Legislature by a vote, might withdraw those appropriations. He insinuated that the appro priation for Neuse had secured the vote of the gen tleman from Craven, two years ago. Suppose this appropriation for Neuse river withdrawn now, the gentleman from Craven would go home with his fin gers in his mouth. He defended the Raleigh Clique, and intimated that it was malice towards that body, that actuated the gentleman. He thought one of the objects to be accomplished by - building the Central Railroad, was to build up the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad. ' Mr. -Stevenson reiterated his position, and stated that he was actuated by no malice whatever towards any portion of the State or the Raleigh clique had never inquired who composed that cabal, and neither knew or cared anything about it. He went for North Carolina projects, and not Virginia projects. He was. guided by a principle, and not by any external influ ences. It was. well known two years ago, that he. intended to vote for the North Carolina Rail Road whether the appropriation for Neuse river was inser- ' ted or nol. : It was illiberal and unjust for the gentle man from Hertford to say that he was influenced by sectional feeling, when he had voted for and sustained -all the Internal Improvement projects offered in the ', last Legislature. Mr. Rayner made a brief reply, in which be apol ined for the warmth be bad manifested, Ly saying that the RaUigh and Gaston Road was tbe only work of Internal Improvements in which bis constituents were even remotely interested. He thought the Stale ouvht to rebuild that Roadasanalter of speculation. Mr. Person, of Moore, made some remark on tbe subject before the House, and also upon tbe Raieigh and Gaston and North Carolina Rail Roads. Mr. Caldwell of Guilford, thought the Raleigh and Gaston Road ought to be rebuilt,' so as to ensure tbe success of tbe Central Koad. . On motion of Mr. Steele, the bill waa laid cn the I fable and ordered to be printed. The House tben adjorned. INDUSTRIAL CONVENTION. 1 , j, r. . Kalsich, Dee. I8U1, 1850. A number of gentlemen interested in the Industri al pursuits of tbe people of North Carolina, Having assembled in the Supreme Court Room of tbe Capitol, on motion of Col. Henry li. Ciliott, ine noo. M. Morebead of Guilford, was nnanimoasiy appoinieu President; and on motion of Mr. Wm. L). Cooke, I E. J. Hale, of Fayettevile, was appointed secretary. On taking tbe Chair, Gov. Morehead briefly ad dressed the meeting on tbe objects for which tbe meeting was called. He was followed, at nore lenrtb. by Col. Elliott. ! who indicated some of the particular objects which it was advisable to take into consideration ; especial ly the prcpriety of following the example of other States by holding State Fairs. Un motion of Col. fcilliolt, it was Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed by tbe Chair, to prepare roles and regulations for tbe government of this Association, and report to an ad- Ijoorned meeting of this Convention. Col. Elliott, V m. li. Cooke and E. J. Hale were I appointed the commutes. J he Convention then adjoarned until to-morrow morning, 9 o'clock. , Thorsdat, Dec. 19th, 1850. The Convention met. Gov. Morehead being ne cessarily absent, on motion of George McNeill, Esq., Col. H. 15. Elliott was called to tbe Chair. Mr. Cooke, from the committee on Rules, &c., re ported as folloM-g : At a meeting of Delegates representing various industrial interests, held in the Ciiy of Raleigh, on the 18th and 19th December 1850, it was resolved, in order to promote and encourage all those engaged in I the various branches of productive industry, and to ; stimulate and reward enterprize, excellence and skill, to organize a Society' under the following Holes and Kegu'latioss. 1. This Society shall be known aa "The North ! Carolina Industrial Association.' 2. The officers of the Association shall consist of a President, five Vice Presidents, a Recording Sec retary, a Corresponding Seeretary, and I reaserer ; with the usual duties and powers pertaining to their ! offices respectively They shall be elected annually le in office one year, or until by ballot, and continue in olh ce one year, their successors are chosen. The Treasurer shall pay out money only opon the order of the Executive i Committee, 3. Any personmay become a member of this Ai sedation by the payment of one dollar as admission fee, and one dollar annually thereafter. 4. Tbe next meeting of this Association shall be held in the City of Raleigh, on the first Wednesday in October, 1851, and annually thereafter at such time and place as may be designated at tbe preceding meeting of the Association. P K-ouar 5. AteachannualmeeUngofthisAsSociation,thereI shall be held a Fair for the exhibition of articles production, ingenuity and skill in the Agricultural, iB c."" or.a PJ resung upon me euh Manufactoring, Mining and Mechanical Departments j er. ,,n m i"" or representative capaeily lopro- of Industry ; to which exhibition the members of this . J . Association shall be admitted tree vf charge. ; 6. An Executive Coimuiure, consisting cf fiv" " ' ' t , u V . . ,s.a'esP- members, shall be annuallv chosen, whose duty shall be to prescribeand pubiish rules and regulations ' .... for the government of the annual rairs ; to procure tne dehrery of an aniiuu! address, and to award such premiums as the funds of the Association will war- rant, for the best specimens of productions of iogeno- ity and skill in the departments of industry mention- ed in article 5. It shall further be the dutv -f the Executive Committee, in connection with 'the He - cording and Corresponding Secretaries, to make out jj urn ween ine wesiern and publish as soon as may be after each annual e?ern portions of our State relative to the dis meeling. a Report of the operation of tbe Association ,b" o( ,he.lu.ndVn,e """ending r "'ore, during the preceding year, including such .natter as m. on.-v ...-r.,1 r..rora.i.. n.l i,..n..,it t member one eonv. And the said com i rut tee are aa- one copy. thorized to draw on the Treasurer for such sums of money as are necessary to defray all expenses incur red in tbe discharge of its official duties. On motion of Mi. Barrett, it was . - Resolved, That the Executive Commit lee bedirec- ted io prepare and publish an address to the people of North Carolina, selling forth the objects ol this As.o- cialion, and asking the co-operation of all citizens in ' furthering lis interests. - The Hon. John M. Morehead, of Guilford, was . . . - . unanimously elected V resident ot the Association for Ibe ensuing year. - - J . - . ..... - id fL.. Swain. ot Uhapel Hill Uol. Henry B. Elliott, of Ceder Falls, Randolph, Geo. McNeill, of Fayetteville, John B. Barrett, of Milton, and N. W. Woodfin, of Ashville, were elected Vice Presidents. Edmund B. Freeman.Sof Raleigh, was elected Re- cording Secretary. James r . Taylor, of Kaleigh, was elected Gorres- pondimr Secretary. m J . . . . . Chas. W. Root, of Kaleigh, was elected 1 rrasurrr. S. W. Whiting, Win. D. Cook Sea ton Gales, Dr. Chas. E. Johnson, and E. J. Hale, were elected Ex- ecutive Committee. Mr. James F. Taylor offered Ihe following Resolu- tion, which was adopted : Resolved, That the Executive Committee of the In dustrial Association of N. C. present a memorial to the Legislature, now in session, setting forth and showing the importance to the welfare of the State, of a Geological, Mineralogical and Agricultural Sur vey. No further business arising before the Convention, and after some highly practical and aensible remurks from Mr. Makepeace, of Randolph, a resolution was adopted requesting the Editors of the several news papers, in North Carolina, to publish the proceedings of this Convention ; whereupon 1 he Convention adjourned to meet again in-this City on Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 1851. For the North Carolina Standard.' u Monies parturiunt alque ecee! mus nusci ur." "I will aggravate my voice so, that 1' will roar you as j gently as any euccins dove. Will not the ladies be afraid of tho lion i" " If you think I come hither as a lion, it were pity of my lite : . , "No, lam no such things I am Snug the joiner-" Oyez ! oyez 1 ! oyez ! ! '. Creation attend I Cease your noise Congressmen, Governors, Legislators, and babble not, ye small fry ot Conventions and-County meetings. Air. Amis, Commoner frora Granville, in North Carolina, speaks ! Be still and listen all ve earth quakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, maelstroms, and thun ders. Hear him Boreas, Notus, Eurus and Zephyrus ! a. tusoivea l Ucrrjore, I hat in order to ascertain who they are that thus meditate the destruction of our government, against whom every lover of his country shonld unite in defence of the Constitution, our Northern brethren be, and they are hereby reques ted, fully and fairly to meet the questions herein re ferred to, and. by convention or legislative action, to declare unequivocally for or against the Union and the Constitution in all its parts and all its require ments. ... C. Resolved, That any unreasonable delay on the part of any State to take its position, 'will be consid ered as a determination to treat with indignity the just complaints of a grsssly wronged people; and that vat shall feel warranted in shaping our course accord ingly." - Whew! ' Poluphloisboiro Thalasses!" Is our State House standing, Mr. Editor I We country foiks in these parts are afraid lo hear from it. and feel sure that it must be some weeks before we can get another Standard, as your types must be all thrown into pi, Mrs. Woful could not account for the milk's being sour in December, and two of the little ones screaming with the cholic from drinking it; and our eggs for making cake and eggnog being all addled, we shall have to spend a dreary Christmas. But no wonder, alas! for Mr. Amis (and posethly the Whigs generally in the Legislature) has declared that ina certain contingency he will ' feel warranted n shaping . bis course accordingly. " Angels and ministers of grace defend us ! - WILLIAM WOFUL. , REMARKS OF MR. W. McXElLL, or rosesov. Delivered in the House of Commons, on FrM open tbe Report of the Cooiositiee vj',dJ' H on the Bill for tbe better application of -i , l0 men School Fend." " f W Ma- Speasm: Not bavin anticipated a Report from the intelligent cciamiiit-e i0 ,o"a!'re bill was referred. I am entirely onpreparrd u jth' statistical information as J might dt-sire, aid' UCI obtain, to assist toe in convincing this Housr ih Common School system la this State is radicil"" feciive in many particulars, and that it does n 1 le" swer tbe ends and parposes for which it as " ally intended ; and 1 trust. Sir, that the deleauf2"1 bill, a few days ago,-of my friend from ;;'r CMr. Wiley.) the oegaiive Report cf the cT' upon tbe bill of my friend from Perq.,iiI(an" W ilson.) and the negative Report of ihe cowL upon this biM will not be regarded as an arcru,,,.'",1 ibis?House in favor of the perfectabi.'iiv , 1 "... ,. in on School system. .... - j me l,ni.. - I know. Sir, thai tbe odds" are greatly me, when 1 attempt to convince ibis House ol 'T' impropriety of the Report of the coininiuee. 1 still more convinced of this fact when 1 r. fl, tbere are gertlemen composing that coiniuiiiee f whose opinions opon all subject I entertain thehjai est regard ; and indeed. Sir. I may sav that I alu , " " . J -"""online to d,r fer in opinion with them npon any subject; anfJ Si I freely confess that if I could for a moment belie that this bill bad received at their hands that con i? eration which in my bumble opinion it is justly titled to, I would be tbe last man in this Houi rai .a tbe voice of disaffection at this report. Bot, sir, I can well conceive many reasons t!i might induce tbe committee lo report as they hay3' This bill. Sir, proposes a radical change in the a plication of the Common School Fund, and those nf ns who participate in effecting this change, must nl cessarily bear a proportionate degree oftl)e resn0 sibility. Knowing this lo be the ease, the commi,,! did not think proper to recommend this change wi.u vu. waavaaMvu N ICUCCUUOi 1 Oil fcnv oir, ana x mow mat ine present agitatir.r and ing subjects of Southern rights. State Reform v. excii- now under discussion in both branches of ihic !' sembly, engross almost the entire lime anj attention of the members. Yes Sir. J may say that they hate become 'lhe common centre, arooud which all n aflections play, and tbe circle in which all .... thoughts revolve." Questions, which at other time wow Id be regarded of momentous interest to ihpS;.,. are now passed by as of minor importance. Sir, it might nol be improper, while upon a subject of this nature, for me to go into a general dissertation upon the moralizing and christianizing effects of edu cation upon society, but I will forbear to consume the time of this House in an argument to prove that which lias been fully demonstrated by the experience of every age and country K Sir, I look to the various ? w " . TB a . T'"- ",e, """"on chool system as the proudest acts in the leais!aliTR I iMovij . iuu m itgmt ium) mat ailnoii'rti lite sysiem was lonnoetl la wisdom, and has been modified by experience, y el at this dav it is exir-,..... - I ' o1"' Oespa.r !c-t us ,, ille to experiment ; by the experience cf the .3si ihor- is undoubtedly a right way, and soer.cr or laitr it teiii it mutt be discovered. ' : ' ' j This bill. Sir. provides that the money now di. . . r .-- , . -- "Ti. Jt . r ,k P"'!""08 "PP" r!lr ! 10 the aUoa of thos oiifortoD. youths who -are among ns, onable either by ihe.r own eier- "",""L"7 aanee o tne r parents, to obm.o of . '. mere s either u.u., .or u.e truncation 01 those ' whn upaI tin a?&slstarwi- strict further n-kn nat. . . . ... , . ,. , " " . "ts- it , . "",""u. f-w" "neeriuiiy - V F'" appropriate mo- : npv Inr I n t pdupttinn fit lhnai uhn are cm nnU.. , - , r iunuikitc i Mn- - t . , . . , . . " , .' J ". .c -i"-- a owle u ! b.0"nd ! " 18 ,.n ff " aU ouW do Sir, let b'f: P""1 be adopted, and the voice of dissatis- k , i , K "oorine cry of T ! w'' . be ' more. No longer will ,i . I J TT DV ner,SS( '. smail tnat 11 t be divided out among her nu.ner- P"9 PuPu,a'!on ?S P".duce any good effect ; and the east replying that she is exact! v in the same con. dition, consequently cannot surrender any of the fund she is now entitled to. Really, Mi. Speaker, we are in a lamentable con dition. Notwithstanding the enormous expenditure ol A, -rt AAA ll : . , r . . .. JT'r "y. " ooroers lor Uomtuoi J'?00' P"1?081? jet our people are dissatisfied, an. ; P""-ve- "om ail pans ol the Slate df r-ATt iinnn fhia finger tl.nl thaw ....I.J ft.- - I . i 7"" -far - , . """ inunuay w.u,o.u nere is a remarkable fact coi- ' nected with onr t.o-nmnn whnnl -n i . - r : , i """ oe8t citizens. e ? annua iv ernpnd tm la rrror omBft 4V - i ( J , purposes i l",n we co"reflr n W8 1Pl defray the or.ina- 1 vernmem, - yet none rf cs ! "" eaJ " ciuzens derive any thins " p-yt'"' wucm io me amount ot aioney I KX.". "r "s mJ "penenca goes, I eannoi MJ "aue any perceivable advance- ! . " , more man it woum i,.uow. tenner nas the moral charac- I tsar if flits Sf-ta hann ertnsnsB..l - ', ,. , " r", proportion to me es- j Pf ',Ur4- Nor.,,as, 11 "wBKtheimd ihe ties of friend. i sn,P ween neigi.oor ana neighbor. And why is u. i i"j " we in ner extreme anxi- Z lo en,'Snlen anu improve the condition of all her citizens, has attempted more than she is pecuniarily f .LI. 1 1 -1. t - auie io accomplish, ana consequently in her endear ors lo benefit all, she benefits none. I say again sir. that we are in a lamentable condition ; it is pain ful to reflect upon such an enormous expenditure, re turning so little real subslanliaj benefit. 1 have been lold, sir, in private conversation with members upon this subject, thai the discriminitma proposed to be made by this bill, would be suicidal to the whole system " that it bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction" that those intended i be benefitted would scorn the discrimination, and pre fer to mope Iheir way through darkness and ignorance than to receive light and knowledge freely and litter ally offered by the public that parents whose chil dren it intends to benefit wonld be too proud to con sent for their children exclusively to be educated by the public. .-. - Sir, I entertain an entirely different opinion. The discrimination made in this bill, does not differ materi ally from the distinctions drawn in all the practical op erations of life between the various classes of societj Sir, 1 have too much confidence in the intelligence and liberality of those who are intended to be benefitted, lo believe that tbe idea of discrimination will ever enter their minds. It seems to me to be a studied, far fetched, unnatural prejudice; and It is impossible fr it to meet with any degree of favor. Sir, I deemed it to be my duly lo make these few remarks by way of justification of the motion 1 now make, to lay that bill upon the table, and that it be printed. , For the Standard. , Ma. Editor : Your strictures upon an article V njnpinw t .. . 1 V . I ' I I . ' . i ... . . f i mo umisiiury iv aicnman eniiiieti i ii"' no wife f in opposition to 1 want a wife, " r-nn" under iny observation. 1 copied the verses, with a few verb 1 1 changes of my own, for the ainose.-iient of some young ladies, not intending to claim origin ality. But unfortunately, a friend "resident in Salis bury, sent them to the Watchman for publication, and (hat print first gave me a knowledge of the fid I have Jiever worshiped at Pdrnassus.ind a natnrjl sense of delicacy, I hope, forbids that I should s'pl1 the fire from an inspired priest.: A BACHEL0K. Rockford, Nov. 30, 1850. . Spkech or How. Wm. B. Shzpard or No:tra CiRuta.il. We insert to-day this able and imjiorunl speech. Mr. SheparJ is an ex-member of Congress, who had retired from public life. He is a Wh'tl, a"1' a . Whig of North CarMina, a Stale remarkable i " quietude of temper and opinion. But this Slate l4 manifested more sensibility as to the recent measure of Congress than Virginia. Mr. Shepard, it e'n has arrived at Ihe same opinion as to the two political parlies and their organs, that has of late become so general at the South. ' Southern Press. Tub Senators trom Texas. Neither of the Sen ators from Texas has vet reached Washington. Houston is: not expected there before Christina i whilst Mr. Rusk, we regret to perceive, is detain in Wheeling, Va., by sickness.