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The rarboro' Southerner.
xtt & gndt pendent f amtlg journal PUBLISUKD EVER THURSDAY MOKNI HG BY "TO. BIGGS. Editor and Proprietor. The Souihkrnbr is one of the otdestaud latest Journals in North Carolina, and ft one of the institution of the Country and tie organ ol Edgecombe County , its conduc tor win strive to direct it in the interest of the state and Oountryat Urge, and he will pare no pains to make it a fit ftpresenlative of the section from which it emenates. The subscription price is Three Dollars a year ; Two Dollars for Six Months. and mast be paid i variably is advance. Money may in all cases be sent by mail, at the risk ol the Publisher. PROFESSIONAL,. DR. L. T. FTJQUA, vine, opposite the Court Ilonse, Tarboro. Having discontinued mv visits to Weldon I shall confine myself to this place, where I may be found prepared to render prof' sional services in all iti branches. Tiles. R, 0WE:, jr Jit Law, TAKBORO. N. C. OR FUCE IN THE COUKT HOUSE ppohite Registers Ollite. 31. tf GtoitOK Howiun. Joun M. i'tRUY. HOWARD & PER11Y, AITORXKYS AT L.iW, Tarboro, N. C. OF F I C E NEAR METHODIST Church will be regularly open du. i iiilt business Injurs. CiuciriT Edgecombe, Wilson, Pitt and Carteret Counties. atig 17-tf B. 11. Bcxx, Kovkv M ..tint, N.C. Saml. T. Williams, Battleboro. N C. Bl'XN & WILLIAMS, Attorneys at Law. Rocky Mount, Battleboro and Nashville. Oiliee at R .i ky M..i:ii upon at al! times, at Battleb on Fiidjys and Saturdays, u'i 1 at Nasliv le on Mo:i lays. Business letters s!i'iM hi ad 't'tfssed t ic flrui a' ii-'cky M. 11 Tit. E Igeco'nbe, ClK'TIT: -Nash, and V.'il .rv Halifax rj Claims ollected in any part ( Xu'tii Caiulina. SCSPactice in the Supreme and Fed eral Courts. Jan 4, 1S72. WALTER CLAKK. J". M. liri-l.Ei clark & Mullen, AUovncys at Law, HALIFAX, N. C- rractice in all the Courts of Halt ax, Korih a;up(.a. UdK'ccouibo and Martia C muties. Ia the Sunreme Court of N'orrh Ccrolina. nnl in the Federal Courts. Cj'dections made in auv part of North Carolina. .V. 15. O ue of the Firm -.Till attend at Office in Gotland Neck on Saturday of cvtry wuuk. march 7-1 year. SOKFULIi. GP.ZAT ATTRACTION! Watches, Jewelry, Silver! AND PLATED WARS, I M Frpanmn nno ! Old Established Slore of IS3I, Nj. 23. Crner Main uu-l Talbot St The Subscriber rf-pcctt'ully culls the .it'Tirioii ofthe p'irch:fiu co. um unity ixni visitors irnerill y, to his stock of Ci i ) . consist i :i z of t'iue J U Ilant'-ig Cise Lovers, of T.uropoan and American mako, for .tlonthiajen & Ladios. Hunting Silver Levers, of American and Swiss 0 li Loontine and Cliate'aine Chains and Pins Gent's Gold Vest Whains. Gold Rins. ' J.irbunclo, Garnet. Ruby Pearl, and ail Gold VLi.r i;in?s and Rins in setts. D:a:u-jud Rins GeufsSeal itings, an exquis ite aKsorttnent IS Karat I'l.tiu Gold Rings, s;i;u!!o for En:a?einent and Wttddinjr Ring. Garti-Jt Ruby aad Pearl llins Ladies' Gold Pins in every variety. Gold Sleeve and Bosoin Bnttons of every style. Ic3 Pitchers, Castors, and a ','r;neral assort in it of FINE PLATED WAP.U. With a general asscrtment of Goods usually L"pt in a Jewrlry Store, all of which are o.Tored V K SALE at as LOW PUICES as asv stobein the CI TV. -FINrK WATCHES, CLOCKS' and JKW ICLItl r.arefaiiv reoairdand wa-rantpJ. ' J. Si. FRE F.MAN SGXS. At Cor. Tain & Talbt Sts., Norfolk. Va. Jnlvti. 137U. MS-tf JAMES E. CLARK, Wilson, N. C. GWATHMEY BROS. & CO. 10INISSI0. MERCHANTS, Ef,x20-'. NORFOLK. Va. W. W. GWATHMEY & CO. C0.WMISSI0 9IERCIIJLSTS, Box 574. 79 Water st., NEW YORK ConaiRnmenta of Cotton, Naval Stores, fee., solicited. Liberal advances on consignments. Sept. 14. 41-9m. Son B WHITEHEAD SMITH NBRICRHOCSE WIIITEUEAD.& BRICKIIOUSE, WHOI.K8ALS DKALEKa IN , HATS a Nos. 40 uud 42 Iron Froot, VEST SICE (FMABKKT SQUAltE, Herman & Co's Old Stand. Norfolk, Va. July 13. 3t.ly J. L DEW'S, MANUFACTURER oy slash, Blinds, Doors, Mouldings, Brackets, Scroll Work of ail Kinds, at Northern Prices. Flaning and SawirgDone to Order Jorner Washiugton aod Kin Streets. Portsmouth, Va. Refers to C. 6'. Lanier, Tarboro N C Ju'.r13- '"si ly E3TA.BLISIJED 1847. C F. QRiSKN' WOOD. FBED. GKEKS.WO0D. C F. GREENWOOD & BRO., DEALERS IN Diamonds. Fine Vatchas, Jewelry, Silver-Ware, Clocks, E.VGAGEMEiVT & WEDDING RINGS No. 47 Main Street, NO It FOLK, VA. ?ei, a,tnt:" given to the repair Btc.be"' c'J',i and Jewelry s-limr Jewelry made to ordr ' ' 19.1y " . ,.. , ' "- 1 ' sssssaswwapinyin "i1 . ... . i 1 If if I MP ffrtt II -W iWf if If ftp ttlltt , U VOLUME XLVIII. NORFOLK. nOFFLIN & CO., AND DEAJEHB IN Gents' Furnishing Goods, &c. No. 33 Main st., Norfolk, Va. March 2, 1871. 13-tf D. HUMPHREYS, Importer and Wholesale Dealer in China, Glass & Crockery Generally. ALL GOODS AT NEW YORK PRICES. Fine Tea Sets, 44 Pieces, Beautiful Goods, ONLY 7,00. iCP Country orders receive prompt attention. All G"Oils warranted to please. D. HUMPHREYS, H Main St., Norfolk, Va. March 2. 13-ly o a c 5 ifl r: o PS o fH a F-I Pi P - CO O a 0 3 3 15 11 o o til f-4 rl f r. -a n M O W S E. CAPPS, MERCHANT TALI OH No. 30 Main Street Always on hand Fine Cloths, Cassi meres, and Vestings. January 20. 1S71. 8-ly A. W IlENX, N03. 24 and 26 Uuoa Street, NTorfolk Va. A rANUI'ACTUHKH ANH DEAL- er ! l!.!lt:i.'.iK.-. J;t,aUii-.f, M. i.- ilmes, Wiupa. lloro Ciotitiug, ic. j ALSO I Farm Wat; ras. Carta. Cart Whel anl Ai'. s. I etx-lT. to C. C. I.aa'.cr. rrb-jr. N. C.-Ca i JiUv 1". :;!-lv I .. Yaucev. Eain. IIoures. BERKLEY, YIM EY & HODGES, Boots, Shoes & Hats, AT WHOLESALE, Nos. 84 & 86 Wide Water St., AND 13 & 1.) ELIZABETH ST. X or folic, Va. S3" No goods sold, tinder any circumstan ces, except to Morchaats. aug. 3dy DWCY, HYMW & CO. GENERAL Commission Merchants No. 142 Pearl street, NEW YORK. HYMAXS & DWCY, C0MMISSI0K MERCHANT No. 47 Widb Watlr Street, (Rear of Custom n'iie,l NORFOLK. VA. .Sept- binder 2flth 1SC7. "2-lv TAYLOR, MARTIX & CO., DEAL KKS fN Hardware, Cutlerv, BAll IRON AND STEEL, WAGON MATERIAL, BELTING AN -J l'Ai'K iN 5, House Furnishing G-oods, &c, Circular Front, corner ef Main street and Market Square, Norfolk, Va. Nails at Factory Prices. Trace Chains, Weed. Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col lars and Hames, Axes, f?ws, &ts., &c. The trad snpnlied at Northern prices 26-tf Odenheimer HAS JUST ARRIVED SVITH Forty Head. MULES AND HORSES. FOR SALE LOW FOR CASH. Odenhcimer's Stables, feb. 1-tf. TAP-BORO. AND MULES, Head Fine Horses and Mules just arrived tp day, and for sale low by F. ODENITE1MEU, LIVERY STABLES, Feb. 1-tf, TAEBOR0. AM TARBORO. MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN HARNESS, Saddles, RUIDLES, WHIPS. Ac. MAIN STREET, TARBORO, IV. T. Sept. 21,1871. 42-tf. HUSSEY BROS. & CO., CARRIAGE MAKSIACTUfiERS TARBORO, N. C. Special Attention paid to Repairing JJ. 26-tf THE PUBLIC WILL TAKE NOTICE TO WHAT IS SAID BY A. B. ItOANE, m k mm mm. V KCit, Tarboro. N. C. HE KEEPS ALWAYS ON HAND a choice lot of FAMILY GROCERIES at the lowest Cash Prices, and the highest Cash Trices paid for Hides, Beeswax, Sheep Skins, &c. H 5 B BIB 13 stocked with the vury best brands of Llcjtiora and Cigars and tho public is reltpeCtfuUy In vited to make- a personal reconnaissance.' tw He has recently opened a new branch of his business in the Store next daor to Messrs. Brown, Daniel & Co., where will also bo found a large assortment of Liquors and. Groceries. Ainu a govd 13 AK connected with the btoie. Tarbory, July 20. 1S71, 1 yr. TO TUE BULDIXG PUBLIC. -C!'i. I Respectfully announce that 1 I 5lin ,1(jW Preparl''I w'"' com. I fll'etcnt number it; assistants to fi!ii23':"ntl't fr an(l every k.nd HOUSE, or anything else in thfe Ca'peiitt-rs line. I would also say to the Farmers of tht CY'ttnty that I liave made every necessary ai rui:geui-.;nt to construct everything of needed npn a plantation, from a GIN ! S'.'llCW to a HOE HELVE. i Persons intrusting business luto my hands may be assured that H will be at tended to with ttie utmost ; roruptness and tide lity . I I ve in n:y employ a strong force ol Hrst-chiss Carpenters. Alt citizens of the county are respect u Ry requested to give rue a cliance before ontracting elsewhere. Apply to tne at Tarboro. N. C. 46 ly JOUN C. DAKCY, (Cold') Tlic Bottoms Horse Power FOR GINNING COTTON. &C. Two Mules will Do the Work of Four WITH EQUAL EASE rTUIL" undersigDed are the exclusive own J ers ol the right to make, use and sell the ahove power in tho STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, and have one of the Powers in operation noai Tarboro. All orders for the Power, or for the right to use tho same, within the above counties, most be addressed to W. M. PIPPEN, or J. B. COFfTiXD, autr 25-tf Tarboro. N. C. . 1. WI1AAS, DEALERS IN Choice Family Groceries, MAIN STREET, Next door to Brown, Dapiel & Co., Tarboro, N. C. March 23. 16-tf The Wilson Collegiate Institute, FOR BOTH SEXES. STRICTLY NON-SECTARIAN. THE SCHOOL KEPT AS A WELL REQ nlatcd, high-toned family. Able, experi enced, and faithful teachers. Practicalness, thoroughness, and modi rnness. our mottoes. The physical, intellectual aod moral nature of our pupils harmoniously developed. Tuition il, $5 and 6; Music, $4; and Board, of either sex, including everything), f 15 per month. SYLVESTER HASSELL, A. M., mar.7-3m P.rincipal BOBT. MCRRELL. BOBT. TANNAHILL, Murrell & Tanriahlll, COTTON FACTORS and C0W3IISI0N MERCHANTS, No 130 Pearl Street, decl6-tf NEW YORK. NEW Tho undersigned takes pleasure in announc ing to the public that he has opened Entirely New Barber Shop UNDER THE "HOWARD HOTEL." His establishment is NEW and COMPLETE in every particular, and the proprietor is con fident of being able to give universal satisfac tion. He aks some portion of the public patron go, and trusts in a short time to add many additional Comforts and Luxuries to his Shop, He guarantees a Clean Comfortable Shave. SHARP RAZORS. CLEAN FIXTURES First Poor Down the Steps, Prof. J. E. SIMONSON. THE OLD BAK3ER, A . s m m. SOUTHERN MAN, OF SOUTHERN.Principt pTT: . i ixiN w li.bh. -JefFerso.n Davis. TARBORO', EDGECOMBE COUttlT, NORTH CAROLINA, PETERSBURG!!. ROWLETT & TANNOR COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Nos. 94 & 96 Sjcamore Street,, Petersburg, Va. JOHN ROWLETT, N. M. TAHIfO, J. A. JACKSOK, Sep. t7. ly Fall and Winter 1871. JAMES, WRIGHT & CO., WnotESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN DRY GOODS1 SMALL WARES AND MOTIONS. . HEAD QUARTERS FOB Dress Goods, Shawls, Blankets, ctarpetin? and other House keeping Goods. No. 113 Sjcamore Street, Sept.eterSbUr Va 1. ESTABLISHED 1830. KOBT. A. MARTIN. BOBT. B HILL" ROBT. A, MARTIN & CO., ! GROCER8 AND C OMMISHION MER CHANTS, No. 2 Iron Front, Petersburg, Va. LjiAlTHFUL PERSONAL AT--L tontion given to the sale of Cotton, To bacco, Wheat, Corn, Ac. 3. Orders filled for Ooodi at reasonable prices for Cash or short time to ro titiblo, punctual customers. Ju' T. U. GRIFFIN, Rocky flf onnt, Aft. ESTABLISHED B. D. HClLWA&fc, FBANK POTTS. s. a. Bkibtiins, i KSWABt) OBABABC. McILWAINE & CO. AVIIOLKSALE GROCERS AND Commission Merchants, Petersburg, Ta. LIBERAL CASH ADTAXtSC MADE ON all consignments of Cotton. oct 13-tf BRANCH & HERBERT, GROCERS AND Commission Merchants, No. 123 Sycamore Street, Petersburg Va. XTTILL GIViTHEIll PERSONAL ATTEN- V tion to tho sale of Tobacco. Cotton, and ad other Produce entrusted to toeir care. LIBERAL ADVANCES MADE ON PRODUCE IN HAND. Ifr Charceg for selling Tobacjo the Bame as at Warehonso, and Insurance Free of Chare. MILES H. BBNCH, J. H. HERBERT, Fojmerly of firm of Formerly of Halifax Branch. "Bives 4 Co.; County North Caro- I'eterg, va. hna, BAGS FUBNISHED FOB OBAIN. se 7 6m HIISC'ELLA&EOIJS. TEISBKLL & I! BO. HAVc OPENED ON MAIN ST, NEAR THE BRIDGE A Family Grocery Store where they will always be glad to furnish their friends and the public with such Groceries as thev mav desire L. C. TERRELL. . T. TERRELL, feb lO-tf PACIFIC GUANO COMPANY'S compound ACID FiraiTE OF-lIE For Compostin!; with Cotton Seed. CASH $7. TIME 35, payable Nov. 1. This article is prepared expres3ly for composting rth Cotton Seed, in order to supply it with SoTiTjble Sdlphtjbic Acid, which is necessary to render it most effec tive and economical as a fertilizer. 250 pounds Cotton Seed composted with 250 pounds Acid Phospl at-5 i as been found by experience to produce results rarely equalled and never surpassed by any other fertilizer. A compost made tn this manner contains all the "elements ol varne that can enter into any fertilizer. It is tho only manner in which Cotton Seed can be properly used. With this Phosphate the planter can supply himself with a fertilier of the highest grade at the smallest cost, which will enable him to use it liberally, and thus realize the highest results from tbe tune and labor employed in making bis crop, , For printed directions for composting, and for term i, &c, &c, address WM. H. McRARY & CO., Agents, and Dealers in Peruvian Guano. Jan. 25-2m. Wilmington, N. C. SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO. CASH AND TIME PRICES MATE RIALLY REDUCED. CASH $46. TIME $56, payable 1st November next. The nse of this Guano for Cotton and Corn for the past six years has established its character for KELUBiUTT and exckx. LEKCB. Experience has demonstrated that under favorable conditions of season an applica tion of from 152 to 200 pounds per acre increases tbe crop from two to three fold over the natur&l capacity af the soil. The cost of growing cotton to the planter is in exact proportion to the yield per acre from the land and labor employed in its cultivation, hence the agency which bo largely increases tbe production at bo modetate an outlay of capital must be as sentjal to profitable planting. For further information eddress WM. H. McKAEY & CO , Agents Pacific Gsano Company and Dealers in pure Peruvian Guano, Wilmington, N. C. The Tarboro' Southerner. Thnrsdaj, - . March 23, 1S72. AN ACT " To Alter the Constitution of . North Carolina. Sec. 1. The General Assembly of norm Carolina do enact (three-fifths of all the members of each House concur riog.) That the constitution of this .Sttp h altered as follows, to wit: m,vuvu vi, wi iiiu iirsti art tele by striking out the first clause thereof' down to and including the word 'but-"' this being the clause ie'iatiu" tn thr tatedebt. Amend section 2 df ssedbel article b striking out the word "annually," and inserting in lieu thereof,tho word 'bieu nially;" being in reference to the ses sions of the General Assembly. Amend section 5 of the second article, by striking out all that precedes the words "the said 8ena?o rlwtrlta " and bv Ktrilcincr out fh. r.l,,..t.- .t. i ' aforesaid or" iu said section: the r.artq so striken out ha?in- referencp to th J State census. Add a new section to the seco ui article to be styled "section 30," and tO read as follows : "The members of the General As. sembly suall each receive three hund red dollars as a compensation for their services during their term subject to such regulations in regard to time of I paymetit and reduction for uorj-attcud- ance as-may be prescribed by law, but, they may have an additional allowance when they are called together in special session, and mileage shall be 10 cts, per mile for each session. " Amend sectida one of the third article by striking out the words "four years.' wher they occur find, in said .-eetion.anti inserting, in lieu thereof, the word3 "twoyears," being in reference to the terms of executive officers. Strike out the words ''Superintend ent of Pttblt! Works," wheiever they occur in the Constitution, thus abolish ing that office. Amend section six of the third article, by striking out the word "aii nually," and inserting, in lieu tlirreof, the word "biennially," so as to conform to the provision respecting the sessions of the General Aseembly. Strikeout sections fvo and three of the fourth article, being the provi sions which refer to the appointment and dutiesof the Cod Commissioners. Alter section four of thr; f.mrth ;irii- ! cie, so mat, saia section sn-ui w lonmrs -The judicial Vovtr of the shall ' v.! J1 C . VT.L UV.e.ut::":,Ji! be yested in a Court f ir thj trial of impeachments, a Suj renie Court, t-'u-perior Courts, such inferior Courts as may be established by law, and Courts f Justices of tbe Peace." Alter Beition eight of the furth arti cle, so that said section shall read at follows: "The. Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief Justice and two Ass soch te Justices; J'rovided, That this shall not apply to the Justices during their present term of office, unless by death, resignation or otherwise, the number of Associate Justices shall be reduced to two. Alter section twelve of the fourth article so that said section shall read as follows: "Tbe State shall be divided into nine judicial districts, for each of which a Judge shall be chosen; and in each district a Superior Court shall be held at least twice in each year, to con tinue for such time in each county respectively as mny be prescribed by law. The General Assembly shall lay off said districts in due time, so that the said nine Judges may be chosen and begin their official term at the fir-t general election for members of the General Assembly which shall necur a;ter the ratification of this section. The General Assembly may reduce or increase the number of districts to take effect at the end of each judicial term.'' Strikes out section thirteen of the fourth article, which fixes the present judicial districts. Amend section fourteen of the fourth article by striking out all after the word "office," and inserting, iu lieu ol the part so stricken out, the following. "The General Assembly shall pres cribe a proper syrtem of rotation ior the Judges of the Superior Courts, so that no judge tnay ride the same dis trict twice in saccession, and the judges may also exchange districts with each other, as may be provided by law." Strike out section fifteen of the fourth article, and insert in lieu there of'the following : "The General Assem bly shall have no power to deprive the judicial department of any power or jurisdiction which rightfully pertains to it as a co-ordinate department; but the General Assembly shall allot and distribute that portion of this power and jurisdiction, which does not per tain to the Supreme Court, among the other eoarts prescribed in thi9 consti tution ot which may be established by law in such manner as it may deam best, provide also a proper system ot appeals, and regulate by law when ne cessary the methods of proceeding, it: the exereiee of their powers, of ail the courts below the Supremo Court, so far as the same may be done without conflict -with other provisions of this constitution. Strike oat sections sixteen, seven teen, nineteen, twenty-five and thirty three of the fourth article. Amend section twenty six o- the fourth article by striking out all that part which begins with and follows tbe word "but" in aid section, and, in lieu of the part so stricken out. insert ing the following: 'The judicial offi cersaudthe clerks of any courts which may be 'established j law shall bo chosen by the vote of the qualified electors and for. such term as may be prescribed by law The voters of each preciijCt, establisbed as is elsewhere MARCH 28, 1872. provided for in this constitution, sha elect two justices of the peace for such term as may be fixed by law, whose jurisdiction shall extend throughout their respective counties. The Gene ral Assembly may provide for the elec tion ol more than two justices of the peace m those precincts which contain cities or towns, or in which other spe 1 'l I y n 1 -. . J 1 1 . r i . v.-.vuo ituuer ti expeuienr. lue chief magistrates of cities and incor porated towns shall have the judicial powers of justices of the peace." Amend section thirty of the fourth article by striking ont the word "towns ships" and inserting, iu lieu thereof, the word -precirctsj" aiso in the last sentence of the parse section, strike out the words "the commissioners of the county may tto;ot to6u,.h s,. for theliaexmred term' and in Ifo- thereof insert '.n appoiatmeut to fill such vacancy for the "unexpired term naiiue made as may be prescribed by law. Amend section one and seven of the fifth article, by striking out the words ' "commissioners ol tho several counties" wbe.rethey occur " sections, and m lieu tneret luserting the words county authorities established and authorized by law." Strike out section four of the fifth article, relating to taxation to pay the State debt and interest. Ameod sectiou six of the fifth article by inserting after the word " iusti u mer.t" in said section the words "tr any other personal property. " Insert, the word "and"' before the word "surveyor " in section one of the seventh article, and strike out the words "aud five commissioners" in said section : also add to said section the following; "The General Assem bly shall provide for a system of county government for the several counties of the Stat." Atneud section two of the seventh article, by striking out the word "com missioners," and in lieu thereof insert ing the words "county authorities established and authorized by law," und in tlv.i same section strike cut the words, '-the register of deeds shall be ex officio clerk cf the board of com missioners." Strike out section three of the sev enth article, aud in lieu thereof insert the following: "The county author ities established aud authorized by law shall see that the respective counties are divided into a suitable number of sub-divisions, as convenient and com pact in shape as possible, and marked out by definite boundaries, which may he altered wheu necessary. Said sub uivisioa8 h b known by the name of precinct,. Thev shall have no cor. precincts. They shall have no cor-1 porate powers. The township govern uients are abolishvd. The boundaries of the precincts shall be the same as those which heretofore defined the townships until they shall be altered." Sirike out sections lour, five, six. tea aad eleven of'the seventh article, which relates to the township system. Ameud sections eight and nina of the seventh article, by striking out the words "or townships" where they oc cur in said sections. Strike out section three of the ninth article, and iu lieu thereof insert the following: "The General Assembly shall Laa power to provide for the election cf Trustees of the Uuiversily of North Carolina, in when?, "when chosen, shall be vested ali the privil egos, right, franchises and endow meats heretofore in any wise granted to, or conferred upon, the Uoard cf Trustees of said University; aud the General Assembly may make such provisions, laws and regulations, from time to time, as may be necessary and expedient for the maintenance and management of said University. Strike out sections thirteen, four teeu and fifteen ol the ninth article re lating to the University of North Carolina. Amend section ten of the eleventh article by etrikiug out the words "at the charge of the State," and in lieu thereof iusert the words "by the State, aud those who do not own property over and above the home siead aud personal property prescribed by this Constitution, or being minors, whose parents do uot own property over and above the same, shall be cared for at the charge of the State." Alter sectiou seven of the fourteenth article so that said section shall read as follows: "No nerson who shall hold any ufiiee or place of trust or profit under the U. S. or any depart ment thereof, or under this Slate, or under any other Ftate or government, shall hold or exercise any other office or place of trust or profit under the authority of this State, or be eligible to & seat in either Ilouse of the General Assembly; Provided, That uothing herein contained shall extend to officers in the militia, justices of the peace, commissioners of public chari ties, or commissioners for special pur poses." Ad 1 another section to the four teenth article, to be styled "section 8," and to read as follows: "County officers, justices of the peace aud other offices whoso offices are abclished or changed iu any way by the alteration of the constitution, shall coutiuue to exercise their func tions until any provisions necessary to be made by law in order to give full effect to the alterations, so far as re lates to said officers shall have been made." Keoumber the seetions in these ar ticles from whieh any section has been stricken, without the insertion cf another in its stead ; and give to any new section that number which by this method would have been given to the section for which it is du', ti tuted, and the alterations shall b: em bodied iuto tne constitution, and the sections numbered consecutively. Katified the VJih day of January, A. V. 1872. NUMBER 15. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Office of Secretary of State, ) Raleigh, Jan. 22, 1872. j I, Henry J. Menninger, Secretary of Cl.l. I . c r . j oiaie, uere jy certuy that the loreo- incr is a true copy of the original actou nie in tnis office. H. J. Menxinoeh, Secretary of State. Popular Superstitions. The moon has much to answer for in fortunes and misfortunes of super stitious people. Thire are. to this dav those who will not butcher pigs while me moon is wanms. est th inrk should shrink in boiling; nor plant seeds in the "dowu sieu ." lest th snuiua not come up. Feople will look ), o , at tne rroaJe of a new moon and pro nouce oracularly whether the month is to be dry or wet. A certain magical importance is given to the state of the weather when the moon "change-' that is to say, when the almanac marks the quarter, as if the moon were not changing all the time. In small aud primitive sea port towns it is verily believe that while the tido is rising a sick person cannot die, and that lifj will uot go till it ebbs out with the tide. To refer again to the moon, the word "lunatic," of universal ap. plication to insane persons, is only a politer form of moon struck, the moon having been once held answerable fur d! dpaicnth. Herbs for medical pur poses were once gathered with great ojre at certain times in the moon's age. Southey, in one of his books, has pre served an account of an ancient super stition, vii, that warts on the hand could be cured by washing them in the moonshine in a silver basin that is, going through the form of washing without the water in the moonlight; and speaking of warts and excrescences recalls the fact that to this day many people will affirm that they have had warts removed by "powwowing," which meaus the muttering of some censeless jargon over them. The Lost Years. It is wonderful that there is no way of making men comprehend simple arithmetic. Some of the best cleiks and accountants iu New York seem to be still ignorant or forgetful of the first principle tf the art which they prac tice daily. The ground for this state men is in the fact that many thousauds of our young men of thirty, married and unmarried, arc still vegetating in hoarding houses or groaning under j !Tve rents wr.en tnere is do rea. ?on "? the world why they should not oppressive rents, when there is no rea- have homes of their own,aud good ones at that. Every one of the thousands of whom we speak has burued up enough in cigars, or poured .down his throat in poisonous alcoholic mixtures, since ho was of age. with the regular interest ,to have made him well off at thirty, and the fingers grow stronger every day. To be sure, it was only so mauy cigars a day, and perhaps they were obtained at low prices, ' lower than auy one else could get them;" and the drinking Was moderate,', only a cocktail in the morning, auother at noon, and sometimes as he was going home at uightf but, the wonder work ing rules of arithmetic would have ta ken those small sums, and of them built t pieasaht home, a thriving busi ness, or, it may be a fortune. ! That is not all, for we are personally acquaiuted with hosts of these young meu of thirty married, and the money which did not build the house has done something else. They are not drunk ards, far from it, and they never intend to be, though at times they have, betn led into temporary excess; but the cis ars and liquor have not faile I to do their work. Their nerves are less steady, t heir digestion less perfect, their muscles less vigorous, their spirits less buoyant, they can endure less fatigue, for all that smoking and drinking. Johnny Sehrimp's Composi tion I like ice. When it's cold I like it best. Ice is good for a great many things. It is good to skate ou, and it is good to make ice cream. I like to skate. Sometimes I lend my skates to Liizie Jones, and she lets me buckle them on for her. She wears striped stockings, with red and white and blue stripes running around them, and her legs look like a stick of candy. Fath er says ice is good in cobblers. I don't know why it is better in cobblers than iu little boys. I suppose I shall be a great deal wiser when I grow up. I like ice cream with pl?nty of vanilla in it. There is mortice creamtin sum mer than in winter, and more ice in winter than in summer. There are heaps of things that I do not un derstand. Mother says if I eat too much icecream it will make my stomach hnrt. I eat all I want, but am care ful not to eat too much, because moth er tehs me not to When next winter comes, Lizzie Jones anil are going to skate sume more. There will not be any more winter till after summer comes. The seasons are mighty odd in this country. Sometimes winter comes before summer, and'sometimes summer comes before winter, Father says I may have a new pair of skates next summer. Y hen I get to be a rran, I am going to pour red stuff on ice to warm it before I put it in my mouth, 1:1. l? .i j n.o my i-aiiier aoes. "Woman's Sphere. Charles Dickens never wrote anv thing morebe.utiful and true than the following: "Ihe true woman for who e ambition a busband'b iove ami her children's adoration are sufficient; who applies her military instinct to the discipline of her household, and whose legislatics ex. t erme theKselves ic task'ng hxrt for The Tarboro' Southerner A Medhua for Business Commuuioatica ADVERTISING KATES: SPACE. e o o S 9 .a 5 i s ! M i rT i a O S One Souare. 2f.O 5 00 8 00 10 00 12 50 5 00 9 00 13 00 14 00 '20 CO Two Square, ThreeSquares 7 00 12 00 16 00 17 50 10 Of.) IS 00 24 00 15 0 0 r our squares. Fourth Colm'n Half Column. S5 0 ou u'.iun & 25 00:;;0 00 SO 0 30 OOlftO COifO 0 50 00C5 00 1 100 15 0025 00 25 00(40 00 Whole Colm'n her nurse: whose intellect has fiM enough for her in communion with l,.r husbaud, and whose heart asks no other honor than his love and admiral! . a woman who does notthio"- ituwaL- oess to attend to her toilet and dors not disdain to be beautiful: who hidivp. iu the virtue of glossy hair and well fitting gowns, and who eschew rmm and ravelled edges, slip slop shoes and audacious make up: a woman speaks low and does not speak much uu is paueni ana gentle, and intel lectual and industrious: who lr more thau she reasons, rarely argues but adjusts with a smile; such a woman is the wii we have all dreamed of once in our lives, and who is the mother still worship in tho backward distanca of the past; such a woman as this doc more ior woman's cause than all tha sea captains, barrister ? me mbers ot Tarliament nut together. God given aud God blessed as she is In the State of Rhode Tula,,,? i this day, all forms and other iea-es ate from the day of the nunienr , Year, namely, the 25tb of March. . The ancient divisions of the day differed widely from the customs of our own time. The Chaldeans, Syrians, Persians, and Indians, began tbe day at sunrise, and divided the day into four parts.' This division of the day into quarter was in use long before tho division into hours- The Chinese, who begin their day p,t midnight aud reckon to the mid night following, divido , tho interval into twelve hours, equal to two of ours, and known by a name and particular figure. In Egypt tho day was divided iuto unequal hours. The clock invented' by Ctesibius, of Alexandria, B. C. 250, was so contrived as to lengthen cr shorten the hours by the flowing of water. The Greeks divided the natural day into twelve hours a practico derived from the Babylonians. The Romans called the time between the rising and theeettiug sun the nat ural day, and the time in the twenty four hours the civil day. They began and ended theif civil day at midnight, and took this practice from their anc ient laws and customs and ritrs if religion, in use long before they had any idea of the divisions into hours. The first sun dial seen st Rome was brought from Catania, in Sicily, in the first Punio war, as part of the spoils of that city; and after this period they divided the day into twenty-four hours. An officer, called accensus, at onetimo proclaimed tbe hours, and at the bench of justice announced every three boura the time of day. In the Turkish empire, tin: is reckoned by certain portions of tl natural day resembling the watches" of the ancient Jews and Romans. Public clocks not being in us, thesa divisions of time are procla nied from the mioaretBi Medical experience proves that, in chronic diseases, the greater number of deaths occur just before dawn. Tin is eminently true of brain disease, nnd of all those related cases where death results from an exhaustion of the vital power through overwork, excessive excitement or nervous prostration. It is at, tne nour of o o clock in tho morning that the lifoforce is at its owestebb, and succumbs must readil to the assault of epilepsy or naralvsi or of the fatal lethargy that comes in those vividly beautiful pictnrc-drcams, for which medical seience has as yet found no name, and of which it has taken no sufficient cognizance. Nine tenths of those who die in this way expire in their sleep. In many such cases, if a friend were at hand to wakon the sleeper when the attack comes on, or if he were to awaken byeomeacoid ental noice, be might, by tho use of a i . tew Bimpie precautions, prolong his lilefor many years: for the fehnclr which prove9 fatal to the man wrapped in deep Bleep, when the system is pas sive and relaxed, would bo victoriously repeuea were it armed with all its waking energies. Men who do brain work, and who are on the shadv side of forty, should be on their guard against this insidious enemy. They should beware of five o clock A. M. for it is a perilous hour. Do vou find yourself unable to sleep, when you re tire for the night, exhausted, with your diy's work? Do you, in vain, turn from one side to the other? Does your brain persist in workins? when ' von won Id fain have it rest? Do old saws.and scraps of rhyme, repeat themselves in your memory with wearisome iteration. aeiing your utmost ctforts to silence them? Then, I say to you, beware! You will be 6ure to sleep at last. It is only. a question of time ; for, soon or late, nature will assert ber rights. mm A Source of Smiles. Dr. Franklin having noticed that a certain mechanic, who worked near his office, was always happy and smil ing, ventured to ask him the secret of his constant cherfulnets. 'No secret Doctor he replied, 'I have got one of the best wives, and when I go to work she always has a kind word of encouragement for me; and when I go home she moets ma with a smile and a kiss, and the tea is soon to be ready; and she has done so many little things through tbe day to please me, that I cannot find in my heart to speak an unkind word to any. body.' A Clergyman praying at camp meet ing in a moat ferveut manner for tbe power of the devil to be curtailed, a zealous old negro loudly excla'aied. Amen 1 yen biea de lord, cut his tail sroaolr, smooth off.'