The Tarboro' Southerner.
3 .grcc & gtutcpcttdrnt family $ouruI
PUBLISHED EVERV THURSDAY MORNING BY
BI3G3, - Editor and ' Prcpristor.
The 3oi;iHK8Kais one of the oldest and
largest lourirarsfn North Carolina, and as
one jf the institutions- of tlie Country and
t ie organ ot Edgecombe County, it conduc
tor will strive to direct it in the interest of
the State and Country at large, and be will
spare no paiasto make it fit representative
cf the section from which itmonaies. .'
The subscription price is Three Dollar 8
y ?ar j Two Dollars for Six Months, and must
ha paid i?ivrviABLYiNABvN-cK. Money may.
ia'all cases Resent by ifcaiL, at-tbe risk oft he
l 1 u b i s h e r. . ' ' ,f '
DR. L.'T. EUQJJA,
Office, Opposite the Court House, TaxboTo.
Having discontinued my visits to Wfcldortt
I sliall confinarnjrself to this place, where I
muy be found prepared to. render profes
sional services iu all its branches.,;
OiBce hours, 9 a.m. to I p.m., and 2 to 5
c'eloek p.m. - Jan. 4-tf.
THOS. R. OWEN, Jr..
Attorney at Lt&vtv ,
TARBORO. N. C.
-EFICE IN THE COURT IIOCSE
Opposite Registers Office.
Geouge Howard. John" M. Perry.
HOWARD & PERRY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tarboro, N. C.
A F F I C E NEATt METHODIST
J Church will be regularly open du- j
l ;n; business houri. j
Circuit Edgecombe, Wilson, Pitt and i
Carteret Conn tie, aug 17-tI'
F. II. lit ; Sajii- T. Willi ms.
Rocky Blount, S.C. Bat llehor, X C.
IJUNN & WILLIAMS,
AtUivueys at iiwv.
Rocky Mount, Battleboro and
Oil; cc at Rocky Mount open at all times,
I' ittlei) oro on FrM;iys and ianuduys,
and at N.tsisviilf on Man lays.
j'iiis'iDtss letters Biioiild be adlressed to
l! e lifui ar Rocky .M..nnt.
Ciiii'L'i L': Xa!i, Edgecombe, lli'.ii'ax
f, ,i Wil
jL'pCla'uis collected in any part
N ;tli !."aroli;ri.
JCTl'i actiee in th'S Supreme and Fed
erai Courts. J;ui. 4, ISTo.
J. M. Va'I.I.EN.
CLARK & MULLEN,
AUoyucys ii Law.
HALIFAX, X. C.
l'ra -tice ia all the Courts ..f Hali-ax. Xorth- !
;l ni.T .n. iMeeombe and Martm Counties. To i
tn.- 'ii-r "no t. onrt ot .Nortn l..i:roiina. in ;
t:e; Foueral Courts. Coliections made iu any i
t-art- ..f Sortu CaroUna. j
X. 1J. tne of tho Firm will attond at 0:Scj j
i.i c t!ari 1 Xeek on Saturday of every w-.-ek. :
ni.Lr .'li 7-1 year. t
G1EAT ATTRACTION ! , T vnim: Vxn dkal
Vt iitc.-iiis, Jewelry, Miver ki s h;:ne. .ii :., c li-aa-s,
i ! lames, '.Vhips. Uors- Cio'l.it,-, Ac.
i I'ar.n Wa-ons C ;r(s, t art "VSoo-j and Axh ?.
J. ,I. 1 I Culliail Ot, OU.iu,!
Xj. 23, Corner Main aud Talbot Sts., j
The Subscriber respectfully calls the
.itte.itioii oftitij purchasiriLr cominutiity
- 'i d visitors ge'ierally, to his stock of
' I o.i,j. eonsi-tin of
Fi 10 (y .; 1 llaatin.ff Case Levers, of T'nropeai!
and .Vmc'riean maUe, for irBiitlemen & Ladies.
Hunti:i Hi'.rer Levers, of American aad Swiss
G iid r.oontinc and Chatelaine Chains and Tins
Kent's Crold Vest .'bains, doid Uings.
Carhunle. Garnet. Uuby Pearl, and ail Gold
i'ar lli:i''S aud Kins iu setts.
t);a-ii-)iid Slinks ( lent's Seal liines. an exquis
ite assortp.ient IS Karat Plain Gold Kings,
suitable I r Entrapment svl W lding Kirnts.
Garnet Ituby and Pearl Rius Ladies' Gold
Pins in every variety.
Gold Sleeve and liosoua Buttons of every style.
Icj Piteher3. (ast irs, and a ;eneril assort
ment of FIN'E PLATED WA HE.
With a general assortment of Hoods usually
kept in a Jewrlry Store, all of which are- oM'ered
f su.e at as low prices as axv stork is the
-FIXE WATCHES. CLOCKS and JEW
EL:tl" carufuiiv repaired and warranred.
" J. Yi. FREEMAN ,t s."XS,
At Cor. Main & Talbot Sts., Norfolk. Va.
.7u!vU. 1.70. :2-tf
JAMES E. CEARK,
Wilson, N. C.
G-WATHMEY BROS. & CO.
Box2U-'. NORFOLK. Va.
"W. "W. GWATHMEY & CO.
Box blli. 79 Water st NEW YORK
Consinmonts of Cotton, Naval Stores, Ae.,
solicited. Liberal advances ou consignments.
.Sept. 14. 41-;m.
JoHV U WIIITKHRsLD S"T1K N JJRirjCltOCSK
HTIITEI1EAD & DRICKHOISE,
W U Ot. ISA I. K DKAI.KK.S IN
Mi HE, ITS k TfllKS.
Nos. 40 and 42 Iron Front,
"WEST SIDK OF3IARKKT SQUAliK,
Herman & Co's Old Stand.
Tnly 1?,. 31-ly
J. E. DEAXS,
Sash, Rlinds, Doors, illoulilins,
Brackets, Scroll Work of ail
kinds, at Northern PriceSt
Planing and Sawing Done to Order
Corner ashinton aid King Streets.
P.efers to C. C. Lauier, Xarboro, N. C.
-'ulv 1J. 31 ly
o f. art;:KNwooD. fred. aiteKxwoon
C F. GRECir00D & RRO.,
1) E A L K ItS IN
Diamonds. Fine Tatchas, Jewelry,
Silver Ware, Clocks,
EXGAGEMEXT & H EDDIXG RINGS
-No. 47 Main Street,
C3Special attention iven to the repair
Fine Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.
Hair Jewelry made to order
.VOLUME XLVII17 ;
J I10FFLI5 & CO.',
AND DEALEKS IN
Gents' Furnishing Gotjdsf &c.
x No. 33 Main stvNcrfbii ;;Va.
- March 2, 1871. - - ' 13-tf
0. uniPBRETS, , 4
Importer and Wholesale Dealer In
China, Glass & Crockery Geaeraliy.
ALL GOODS AT ' p
NE YORK PRICES. .
I in Tea Sets, 41 Pieces, Beautiful s3s,
Country orders receive prompt
attention. AU Goods warranted to please.
D. MUM Pi! KEYS,
H Main St., Norfolk. Ta.
Mf.rch 2. 13-ly
. i i
ERGHANT TALI OF
No. 30 Main Street
AlWdVS Oil hand Fine CiotllS, Cassi
meres, and Vestings.
Jauuarv 2, 1S71.
(II ..,,,1 ;; TT, .V . tf-.j.j
isQS, fai d.:l'i. it uLUa cUft
ri:--fe-stoC. o. i.ani,r.
j i ; v i:.
::! . i v
vivrv t- si'inrps
Boots shoes & Hats,!.. !P,,c.,,mk,
AT WHOLKSALK. I SlKI- Tit;
Nos. 84 & 85 Wide Water St.,
J AND 13 i 15 ELIZABETH ST.
I es- Xo goods soil, under any c5rcnmtiu
I cs. exsept to .M'Tchants. eng. 3-1 y
D.VXt'Y, HYMYN & CO.
No. 142 Pearl street,
IIYMANS & DAXf V,
GESERAL COMMISSION MERCHANT
Nr. ii Wide Watkr Strkkt,
(Rear of Custom Housed
eiteniber 20tii 10"
TAYLOR, MART IX & CO., .
MU IRON AND STEEL,
BELTING AN) PACK IN 3,
House Furnishing Goods, &c,
Circular Front, corner of Main street and
Nails nt f actory Prices. Trace Chains,
Weed, Hilling and Grub Hoes, Ilorsc Coi
ns and Hames, Axes, f:w9, &c, &c
The trad supolied at Northern prices
PURE RYE WHISKEY.
WE ARE SOLE AGENTS IN
NORFOLK AND PORTSMOFTII
For the abnv brand of Old Virginia
Whiskey, which has maintained for 1 orty
YEARS a well-established character for
Orders sent to us will be filled at Distil
lers prices and the quality warranted
oenuihe and uniform.
Elliott & White,
DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED
No. 20 ROANOKE SQUARE,
Jan. 18-3.0. NQRFQLK,Va.
J0I1X MYERS' SOX,
Receiving and Forwarding
WASHINGTON, N. C.
April 4th, 1867.
I AM r S OU TJEI E R
ROWLETT & TANNOR
Commission merchants, ,i
Nos. 9t & 96 'Sycamore' Street, '
Petersburg, V.. T!f-
JOHS KOWLETT, ' ? 3C. TASNOR, I
Fall and Winter 1871.
JAMES, WRIGHT & C0.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IX
" SMALL WARES AND NOTIONS.
! Dress Goods. Shawls, Blankets,
Carpet ins and other House
No. 1 13 Sycamore Street,
UOCr. A. MARTIN". IloHT. If HILL'
ROUT. A. MART IX & CO.,
C 0.MMISSI0X Mini VII A NTS,
No. 2 Iron Front,
VE US ON A L AT-
tcntiou l'ivi'ii to the sale of Cotton, To-
bacco, Wheat, Corn, ie.
! Si- raers iiiied for (jods at reasonablo
i ju iet-s for Cach or short time to re oKible,
j punctual customers. Ju
j T. II. GRIFFIN, Rocky .Mount, Agt.
i t;. p. rciLWAiSE,
I FIEASil 1'OXTS.
p. s. nr.tiMiKits,
IcIL W A I X E & O O.
I r ir.r.n i. OAsrf ai
I. CASFf AVAM-:sc MAT-E OX
f Cotton. oct 13-tf t
MRS. A. 13. J ONES, !
MILL1IIM 111 9&ISSHiEIIS. !
'.iZT' d'n my Lady customers of Nortb i
:ti.l .South Car-'lina. I am now closing fiUt a !
f'!inir SiAriiiin nf Ii!Iinrv
rooni for my
In my DHESS MAKING Department,
the l itest Patterns will be subserved, and
I will here ask my 'ady friends that for
Weddtnir and Party occasions to ptve me a
ea-iona' le time to make the outfit. In
iiliii. orders I will Express tliein to the
nearer point And it' requested I will
Dress Goods, Trimmings, &c.
ZW FRESH MITLTNERY every few
d.is HnrJrtff the WINTER.
AU orders will le promptly filled.
Mrs. A. IL -TONES,
S"2 Syca "re si., retrrshurg, Va.,
Formerly of W ilmint;ton, N. C
CITAS. M. WALSH,
118 and 120 Sycamore Street,
3Icuumcnts and Grave Stones
Of Every Description.
f. C. L1IER, Agent.
HAS JUST ARRIVED
MULES AND HORSES.
FOR SALE LOW FOR CASH.
feb. 1-tf .
New Jewelry Store.
rnilK SURSi'HIRER HAS PER
L manently located in Tarboro, and will
give his personal attention to the repairing o!
Fine Watches, Clocks and
Having 16 years practical experience in the
business he ' guarantees good and efficient
work at moderate prices, and would respect-,
fnllv solicit a f.haro of the public patronage.
Will keep conFtantly on hand a -fine selec
Wntchrs. Clock. Jeicelry, Soh'd Silver
rnxl I''icil ir.fr, Spectacles. &C.
At prices low as can be furnished anywhere,
and everv article guaranteed as represented
upon a forfeiture of double the price paidfor Um
See Sign of the Big Watch.
Next door to the old Gregory Hotel, op
posite R. P.. Alson's Store.
JAMES H. BELL.
Refer to Capt. Wm. Biggs; H. D. Toel;
Geul. W. G. Lewis ; Wm. Bagley : J, B. Co
field, and C. C. Lanier. Tlirhorft c
inarch -t AWt0 Vi
N VM A N,,-A?;VS OUTttER N. PRINCIPLES ." J efFerson X) a vis.
TARBORO', EDGECOMBE, COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA,
Rl B BO N S, MlLLIiVEHY AN
1872. STRAW GOODS, -1872.
White Goods, Embroideries, &c
y r ? .."'in,
Mtrongi Gatdr & Co.
IinporterB, ManufacturerB and Jobber
Beooct Trimming:, Icck and Sasb RibfcoffiH
VELVET RIBBONS, NECK TIES, -
Bonnet Silks, Satins, Velvete and Craped,
FLOWERS, FEATH E RS ORN AWEN fS , FRAMES Vic
Straw Bonnets and Ladies and Cnfldren's
Hats, Trimmed and TJntrimmed. And in
connectiug VVarerooma . ' - ,
"Whits Goods, LmeiivEintei&enes,'
Laces, Xotaj Collars, Setts, Handkerchiefs,
Veiling, Head Nets, &c.; &c
xTos. 237 and 239 Baltimore Street,
These goods are manufactured by us or
bought for Cash directly from the European
find American Manufacturers, embracing all
ibe latest novelties, unequalled iu variety and
cheapness in any market.
Urdera filled with, care, promptness and de
spatch, mar. 14-lt.
MIL SPRINSJRADL 1512.
Complete sets at S3.00. $4.00, $5.00, $6.00
S7.CH), $8.00 to $20.00 a set.
. FISHING TACKLE.
Rods, Hooks, Lines and Baskets.
AU the Leading kinds at Kedaced Prices,
Poublo and Single Barrel Guns.
Thu Popular and approved kinds.
Of every description.
X. B. All of our Croquet exwptinfc the $3
set, have Bradley's Patent Sockets for tire
Undoes, a great addition.
Iealers in fSports-men's Goods and others
interested should t-enrifor our Price List of
Jointed Fishing Bods, the best and cheapest
Goods In the Market.
P0DLTNEY, TRIMBLE, & CO.,
200 V. BaUImorc Street,
i Biiltitnoio. Late of rrnoro, jn . l
joseph w..Tenkins& Co.,
2S AND 30 FREDERICK STREET, ,
POI.TCITS CONSIGNMENTS OF
5 Cotton, Naval Stores, and all other Pro
ducts. All orders for Hapiginjr, Rope, Bacon and
other supplies promptly tilled.
Wil! nii.ke liberal Cash advance on all
March 2d. l-tf
SIXTY-FIVE FiRST PRIZE MEDALS AWARDED.
GRAND, QUAKE & UPRIGHT
These Instruments have been before the
Tublie for Thirty years, aud upon their excel
lence aione attained and unpurchased pre
eminence, which pronounce them uuequaled, in
3- All our SQTJARE TIANOS have our
New Improved Overstrung Scale and the
as- We would call special attention to our
I.-. t tented Improvements in GRAND
PIANOS and SQUARE GRANDS, found in
no other Eiano, wnich bring me nauo nearer
Perfection than has yet been attained.
Every Piano fully Warranted for
KB- We are bv special arrangement enabled
to furnish PARLOR ORGANS and MELO-
DEONS of the most celebrated makers,
vviiolesialn and Retail at lowest Factory Prices.
Illustrated Catalogue and Price Lists
promptlv furnished on application to
WM. KNABE fc CO., Baltimore, Md.
Or any of our regular established agencies.
PURE CORN ASfD RYE
We have, now in successful operation
our DISTILLERY, near Warrenton. N.C,
and are making one hundred and fifty gal
Ions per day, of the best and purest Corn
and Rye Whiskey ever offered for sale in
John J. Eades, the most celebrated Dis
tiller in the State, is in charge of the Dis
tillerv. and guarantees to make as pure an
article of whisky as can be manufactured.
The former reputation -of our Whiskey,
known as "t'te Old Christmas Whiskey,"
shall be sustained In every respect, and
we promise our customers a genuine and
unadulterated article of spirits on the
most reasonable terms. To all invalids we
would especially recommend our whiskey
for its fine medicinal qualities as free
from "drugs," chemicals and injurious
The' Physicians of Warrenton unani
mouidy agree in pronouncing onr whiskey
the PtTKEST that has been on the market
since the war, and prescribe it for their
We are selling onr whiskey, which we
truarantes to be above proof, and tweuty
degrees stronger than Northern Whiskey,
at $1.40 a $1.60 per gallon by the barrel;
by the cask of twenty gallons $1.75; by
the five and ten gallon cask $1.00 $2.00.
Orders nolicited and promptly nuea. , t
CHRISTMAS, FOOTE & CO. t
I XV I . I
ROBT. MORRKLt. BOBT. TAKNAHILL.
Murrell & Tannahill,
" ; C0TT0X FACTORS
aad C0MMISI6X MERCHANTS,
No ,i30 Peahl StpwEet,
A. T. BRUCE & CO.,
166 Pearl Street.
LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES ON
! Conaignrnens. Shipments covered by
Insurance when placed on Cars or Vessel.
June 10. 26nt"
,17, Murray Street,
Manufacturers and Jobbers of
BOOTS & SHOES
Have a complete stock in all lines includ
ing their popular Granite State rials., fiip
Plow Shoes, and Women's Ptb. Rah.
Orders solicited and carefully filled ac ;
lowest market riitc.
J. E. MOOSE, Salesman.
HUSSEY BROS. & CO.,
TARBOEO, TT. G.
Special Attcution paid to Repairing
jo 1. 20-tf
TO THE BULDIXG PUBLIC.
I Respectfully announce that 1
m now prepared ll'i a com
petent number of assistan s to
n tract for and build every
kind of liUTJSS, or anvthing else in the
I would also pay to the ra'men ot the
County that I have made every necessary
arrangement to construct everything of
needed upon a plantation, from a GIN
SCREW to a IIOE HELVE.
Persons intrusting business into my
hands may be assured that it will be at
tended to with thu inmost promptness and
I have in my employ a strong force ot
All citizens of the county are respect-1
u lly requested to give me a chance before
Apply to me at Tarboro, N.C.
46 ly JOHN C. DANUY, (Cold )
The Wilson Collegiate Iustitute,
FOR BOTH SEXES.
THE SCHOOL KEPI AS A Y ELL Rl.-i-ulated.
hitrh-toned family. Able, experi
enced, and faithful teachers. Practicalness,
thoroughness, and modernness out mottoes.
Tbe physical, intellectual and moral nature of
our pupus narmomonsiv (leveiopeo.
Tuition $4, 5 and G;" Music, ft: and Board,
of either sex, (including everything), $15 per
SYLVESTER IIASSELL, A. 31.,
Head Fine Horses and Mules just arrived to
day, and for sale low by
TERRELL & RRO.
HAVt OPENED CM MAIN ST, NEAR THE BRIDGE
A Family Grocery Store
where they will always be lad to furnish their
friends and the public with, such Groceries as
they mav desire.
L. C. TERRELL. G. T. TERRELL.
To Heads of Families and the
Eating Public in General.
YOU ARE HEREBY INFORMED THAT
I am now prepared ta supply
Fish of all Kinds i
at the very lowest Cash prices and of the very
best quality that can be procured in the mar
ket. 1 am ready to tako orders for an un
limited number of
Cut and Roe Herrings,
which will be supplied as soon as the season
opens: I can always be found at "Our House,"
oa Main Street, 1' COKER.
APRIL 4, 1872.
The Tarboro' Southerner.
April 4, 1S72.
The long,delayed aud uiuchtalked
of amnesty has ooiue at last, through
a decision of the Supreme Court of the
Uuited States. Id fact we have teen
possessed of the much talked of rad oal
comuiodity without eing aware of i;.
The Supreme Court of -the United
States have declared that all citizens
Dot uuder indictment or preseotmeot,
were fully aod entirely pardoned by the
proclamation of Preside ot JohnsoD,
July 4th, 1868, and are eutitled to
hold auy ofUcc. except seats in congress
of which each House is the judge.
The World has the ibllumcg uotsee
of this important decision :
We may take the 21st of July, 1863,
as the day on which the fourteenth
amendment became part of the Cotsti
tution of the United States.
The position of congress will theu
ba that on the 21st of July, 18GS, cer
tain closes of citizens of the United
Stales became ineligible to s:ate or lede
ral office by reasou of their panieipa
lion in rebellion, though previously
eligible despite -ucli participation. In
other words legal and political disabili
ties uot theretofore existiuj. were then
"imposed." T at the imposition ot
these disabilities is a punishment cau
uot be doubted. l'unishment and
crime go together, and this very four
teenth ameudmeot eaks io section 2
of participation iu rebellion or other
crime.'' The disabilities imposed by
the third Kectiou of the fourteenth
ameriuieotd are therefore a punishment
fur crime the crime of participation
Veuow come to the recent decision
of the supreme court of the United
States in the case of the United States
vs. Klein, administrator of Wilson.
Wilion had cotton which was sold as
captured cr abandoned property, and
tho proceeds paid into the treasury.
Kleio, as administrator, sued for the
money in the Court of Oiaims, which
gave judgment in his favor. Course!
tor the United fetatcs appealed to the;
supreme court, aud argued that uader j
the terms of what is known as the J
Drake proviso in the cre-uera! nprropri-;
had no rights. This proviso" was in
effect that, a presidential pardon, wheu
pleaded iu either the court of c!uiiis j
i r the t-upreiuj court, t.'iould prove j
only that the person pleading had '
Leon engaged i; rebellion, but j
not that he had beeu par- !
duned therefor. As the supreme court j
put it, the pardon should "bo eoaeiu- j
sive evidence ot the acts pardoned, but
i Dul1 iilld void a3 evidence of the rights
conferred by it." I he objector the;
proviso was to evaue tnc iu;numenc or
the promise made in the eariier amnes
ty proclamations of Lincoln and John
ton of a full pardon with restoration
of all rights of property, save as to
1 slaves, on the taking and keeping ol a
certain oath. Oa pleading Lis pardon
the suitor was to be told that he bad
thereby admitted participation ia the
rebellion, and on this the courts were
to dismiss the case as beiug one brought
by a disloyal persou It will be seen,
therefore, that the Drake proviso re
pudiated the Executive promise of res
toration of rights of property, and the
supreme court held that it was not
within the power of congress to thus
nuliify the executive pardou. Iu sup
port of this view the court laid stress
1 1 on the nature aodexteut of the pardon
ing power. It said, through Chief J us
tiee Chase, who delivered the opinion,
the court being unanimous: "It is the
Intention of the cons itution that each
of the great coordinate departments
of the government, the legislative, the
executive, and the judicial shul be, iu
its sphere, independent, of the others.
To de executive alone is intrusted the
power of pardon; aud it is granted
without limit. Pardon includes amnes
ty. It blots out the offence pardoned,
and removes all its penal csusequens
The executive pardon blotting out
the offence pardoned aud removing all
its penal consequences, it follows that
the amnesty proclamation of July 4th,
1868, blotted out the participation iu
the rebellion of all persons save those
under actual presentment or indictment
therefor, and removed all the penal
cjusequenees of such participation."
Ihat proclamation reads:
"Re it known that I, Andrew John
son, president of the United States, do,
by virtue of the constitution and in
the name of the people of the United
States, hereby proclaim and declare,
unconditionally and without reserva
tion; to all and every person who di
rectly or iudirectly participated in the
late insurrection or rebellion, excepting
such person or persons as may be un
der presentment or indictment io any
court ot the United States naving com
petent jurisdiction upon a charge of
treason or other felony, a full pardon
nd amnesty for the offence of treason
against the United States, or of adher
ing to their enemies during the late
civil war, with restoration of all rights
of property, except as to slaves, and
except also as to any property of which
auy person may have been legally di
vested under the laws of the United
Beyond Mr. Jefferson Davis and
BJtne obscure person iuJicteJ ia East
Tennessee, it is not known that any
one was, at the date of this proclama
tion, under indictment or presentment
io the Federal Courts for participation
ia rebellion, and the full pardon and
amnesty bestowed by the proclamation
exteud therefore, with these exceptions,
to every participant in the rebel! on.
On the 4th of July, 1868, then, it y
be said that every person who partic
pated, directly or indirectly, in the
Ivtonion, Had that partioipatioa blot
ted out and alt its penal cousequences
removed. In contemplation of law he
lay down to his rest on the night of
that day is innocent of wrong and as un
amenable to punishment as if he had
never prrticipated iu the rebellion at
Such then being the status on the
4 th of July, 1863, of those who parti
cipated in rebellion, how comes it that
oa and from the 21st of July, 1868,
pertain classes of them are treated as
if stilj guilty, still amenable to puotsh
aient and still iu need of pardon ? July
4th, John Doo is eligible to any office;
July 21 he cannot become a constable
unless qualified there-unto by a two
thirds vote of each House of Congress.
How is this ?
The only answer can be, that on the
21st sf July; 1863, the fourteenth
amendment "became of force, aod by
the tlurd section of that amendment
disabilities were "imposed" on John
Doe. But why imposed? Because he
participated in the rebelliou and
participation iu rebellion is a crime.
But on the fourth of July, 18G3. Doe
had his participation blotted out and
all penal consequences of that offence
removed. How revive that which is
obliterated? How punish when the
ground of punishment is gone? There
i5 no answer to this; there can be none.
The fourteenth ameudment expressly
defines parcipation in rebellion is crime,
and then punishes said crime by exclu
sion firm orSee- But who can bo thus
excluded? Only tho:-e guilty of the
crime. And who are guilty? .Certain
ly no man is whose participation was
wa?hed away by the amnesty procla
mation (,f July 4 1SUS, aud made as
if it hud; never been. Only to those
whose guilt remained unaffected by that
proclamation does the punishment for
guilt ordained by the third section of
the fourteenth amendment apply.
Neither Mr. Jefferson Davis nor the
Tennessee man cau hold office under
tho fourteeeth amendment, but all
others aie, with an -exception to be now
uoled, unaffected thereby. The excep
tion is as respects congress. John Doe
it coming t;p as a senator or represen
tative, and met, when p'.eauiug his
pardon, by the statement that each
house is sole judge of tho qualifications
of its members, would have to submit
thereto. By virtue of the constitu
tion as it was before toe fouitecuth
amendment, that amendment c.tn be!
made of force as respects admission to j
congress. OtLcrwi.se than this, however, j
ic cannot be lawluiiy uiado to apply, i
ued if applied there is a remedy iu the
courts. The simple plea is that the
disabilities of the fourteenth amend
ment apply only to those guilty of the
crime o! participation in the rebellion,
and no nun is so guilty whose offence
in itself ar.d all its consequences was
blotted out before that amendment be
Courtship and Matrimony.
"Courting is fuu enough. I haven't
e;ot a word to say against courting
Its as good a way of killing a eveniug
as I know of. Wash your face aod
pat on a clein dicky, aud go and talk
as sweet as honey, or molasses candy,
for au hour or two to say nothing of
a few kisses behiad the door, as your
sweetheart goes to the steps with you.
The fact is I've quite a genius lor
courting. It's all sunshine aud no
"When I was a singlo mail the
world wagged a!6ng well enough. It
was likeau omnibus ; I was a passenger,
puid my levy, aod had'ut r.othing
more to do with it, but to si, down
and not care a button for any thintr.
S'posin the omnibu.-i got upset well,
I wiiiks off and leaves the man to pick
up the poiees. But then, I must take
a wife and be hanged to rue. It's all
very well for a while; but afterwards,
it's plaguey like owning an upset
"What did I get by it! A jawing
old women, aud three squallers. Mig
hty diflereut from courting that is.
W hat's the fun about buying things
to eat and thiugs to wear for them,
and wasting good spreeing money on
such nonsense, for other people? and
then as for doing what you like, there
is no such thing You can't clear out
when people's owing you so much
money you can't stay conveniently.
No the nabbers must have you. You
can't go on a spree; for, when you
come home missus kicks up the Devil's
delight. You can't teach her better
manners for Charleys are as thick
as blackberries. In short you can't
do nothing. Instead of 'yes my duck,'
and 'no my dear'--'you please, honey,'
and when you like lovy,' like it was
in courtin times, it. is a regular row
at all hotir3 Sour looks aud cold
potatoes ; children and table cloths
bad off for soap, always darning and
mending, and nothing ever diruetl or
nieuded. If it wasnt that I'm parti
cularly sober, I'd be inclined to drink
it s excuse enough. It' s heart
breaking and i'tsall owing to that I'
ve sich a pain iu my gizzard of morn
ings I'm so miserable, I must stop
and sit on the steps."
Teachers Institutes & Jour
nal of Education.
If twenty or mors teachers
shall organize a Teachers Associ
ation according to the provisions of
the twenth-sixth section of the school
law, and hold a Te tchers Institute of
four weeks under efficient and com
petent instruction at anytime during
the year, and report to the Superint
endent of Public Instruction, the
Association will receive fifty dollars
froia the State school funds and fifty
dollars from the Peabody Educational
Fund. The teachers of public and
private schools are thus appealed to
by the State and by the generous ofier
of Dr. Scars, the General Agent ol
tho Peabody Educational Fund
Jdo something for their professioca
The Tarboro' Southerner
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It Las occurred to me that teachers
and Associations in the State
should have an Educational Joonal
and Organ, through which they migl t
communicate with each other. Teach
ing is a progressive science, lie
best teachers may be benefitted by
au occasional contact with the thoughts
and modes of others.
I have examined the Virginia
Educational Journal, a monthly perio
dical of forty pages, published at
Iiichir.ond, Va., and eonsidtr it a work
of merit; exclusival Educational acd
well cakula'td to promote improve
ineot in teaching. If the teschfrs
and school officers in North Carolina
can be induced to accept this as the
Journal of Educa ion for this State,
I think an arrangement can effeetmt ,
by which lour or five pages cf tha
Journal may be given for the exclu
sive use of the Department of public
Instruction in North Carolina, in
which information relating to tha
public 8hool system may be eonimuii
icated. The price of the Journal is one dollar
a year, this is about the cost of the
paper and printing. If it is adi-pted
for this State, I think aid may be cb
taiucd to reduce the subscription pi ice
to fifty ceuts a year for teachers and
school officers. The teachers of the
State cau do much for their profession
by an earnest, united aod timely effoit.
An Educational Journal and Organ,
wcver, is essential. I, therefore,
"St respectfully aod earnestly requ"
f the teachers both of public and
ivate school aud all schools officers
the State to adopt this as the
ucational Journal and Organ of
Teachers Associations, and of puUio
instruction in North Carolina. Every
teacher and school officer iu the Stat
who may concur and wish to subscribe
fur the Journal will please give me
notice by letter. If live hundred
subscribers are obtained in the State,
I think the price will be reduced to
fifty cents a year as above stateq.
Editors in the State will please pub
lish this notice for information.
Supt, Pub. lustructton
Curiosities of Science Disap
pearance cf a Sea.
Bovy St. Vinceut states that the
time is coining when the Mediter
ranean will be nothirg more than a
chain of lakes, and then a mighty river
The Sea of Azof is already being
converted into a (stream its shorts
constantly approaching nearer to
Tracts of water which extend 'from
the mouth of the Doa to the Straits of
the Dardanelles may now be combarcd
to Lakes Superior, Llurou, and Mic
higan. When the great Island of Atlantis
wente down, as Plato relates, covered
with cties, it must have changed the
sea boundaries exceedingly. Kivers arc
forever in the process of changing
their channels and shallowing by the
debris they spread along their bott
oms, DEEP ARTESIAN WEI LS.
That of Crenelle, bored for the u-a
of the slaughter-houses of Paris, is
1,771 feet deep. Water ascends uiuuy
one feet above the surface, which shows
a prodigious hydrostatic pressure som
ewhere to drive a column with such
force into the air.
AtNeusalzmerk, near Mindcn, there
is an aetesiau well 2,894 feet deep,
out of which pours salt water. One wit
hered some years since for a sugar refi
nery, in St. Touis, Missouri, deeper
still, being 2,624 feet in perpendicular
depth. Whether still active or uot we
have: not ascertained.
The water in these deep recesses
rises in temperature the further down
below the level of the sea. In some ot'
the geysers on this continent and in
parts of Europe it is believed it may
be heated in the bowels of the earth to
six hunhred degrees: but in its ascent
towards the surface it cools rapidly
rarely being two hundred at its es
Where docs the water come from in
these lower regions? It gathers ou
mountains, and indeed everywhere,
and trickles down seams and- disloc
ations ot rock, porous etjata, Ac, till,
reaching incandescent matter iu a
state of fusiou, it is converted into
steam, forced where there is least re
sistance, becoming condensed into
water again, but pushed on by steam
INSIGNIFICANCE OF THE EARTH.
M. Reclus, a celebrated astronom
ical writer, says this earth is tlm
lowest in rank among heavenly bodies.
Where au astronomer on some other
planet exploring the iminensi yof sp
ce, this piaoet we inhabit, owing to in
small size might readily elude his i:
The sun is 1,255,000 times larger,
and yet that enormous mass is oul7 a
tpeck a mere point which seems lost
amid eighteen millions of stars which
are discoverable by instruments iu thi
milky way. -t
What an incomprehensible organ the
hum in brain, to have ascertained such,
astounding facts, and demonstrated
the laws which govern uuivereal
Monsteur D. lives very unhappily
with Lis wife and their qnarrels aro
very much talked of in the circle in
which they visit. A gentleman who
had been to visit them at their country
place was Darrating a late escape ot
Madame D . she having fallen from
a boat while fishirg with her husband
i 1 a lake near their dwelling, and
been on the point of drowning. "In
one instant," added the narrator, "the
husband jumped into the water aod
saved her life," "Mon Dieu J" excla
imed a lady who knew the parties,
What a waut of presence of mind t"
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