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7';i;V II II II i Of Y it WTLMDrGTON, N. O : FBIDAY. DECEMBER 4. 1874. payment of fines imposed for such mis- demeanor, tna ox-mum j ui wumj, and when there is a board of commis sioners of roads and revenues of the county, then said board of commis eioners, and in those counties where there is a county judge, then said county judge, where such conviction was had. or where such convicts may be confined, mav place such convicts in the county or elsewhere, to work upon such public works of the county, in chain gangs or otherwise, or hire out such convicts upon such terms and restrictions as may subserve the ends of justice and place such convicts under such guards as may be neces sary for their safe keeping." We quote the above from the Re publican, word for word, period for period, and comma for comma. It is a terrible accusation, but, unfortu nately the method of thus hiring out public convicts is not original with the Siate of Georgia. It has been prac ticed in North Carolina, under the auspices of a trae-blue Republican Governor, and it has been practiced here in the city of Wilmington, under the eye of a true-blue Republican Mayor. It is eimply nothing more nor less than a plan for relieving the State and the county and the city treas uries of the immense drain made upon tbam for the support of the idle and the vicious, and it is riot a queetion oi eituer politics or color as white men and womeo, as well as negroes, have thus been compelled to work upon the streets and roads. It thus remains fcr the imaginative Republican to brew a thunder storm out of a pot of beer, and it illustrates, most charmingly, the desperate straits to which the Executive organ is put for material out of which to minnfac tnro its daily sensational repoits. A rOST FESTUJI CRUSADE. It ia time that all good men, North as well as South, East and West, in this broad country, should look facts squaraly in the face through the light of truth and candor and not of prejudioe,and especially that interested prejudice which makes mountains out of molehills or, worse still, that resorts to absolute fabrication for the material with which to keep alive the feelings of sectional hatred. The tardy justice accorded to the long suffering people of the South, in tUe rebuke administered to the Admin istration party though the results of the recent State elections is, we are happy to pay, accepted in good faith as such by many leading Republican papers in the North, who see in it a popular condemnation of the excesses commit ted by the Administration and its sup porters, as well as a total and utter unbelief in the falsehoods that wero so industriously circulated thoroughont the North, for months previou-t to the elections relative, to alleged Southern outrages. These falsehoods bore their own legitimate fruit then; they were one of the free horses which the Radical party rode to death, and in falling bath horse and rider were brought to the ground. That the stories so industriously circulated were manufactured articles and villainous decoctions, intended solely for the purpose of assisting in the perpetua tion of Republican ascendancy, was sufficiently proved by the investiga tions made in Alabama and Louisiana .by the ppecial correspondents of the New York Times and Tribune, both Republican, and the former the whilom Administration organ, to which papers, by the way, the Southern peo ple are under real obligations for the exposures made by them, and which had more or less influence in deter mining the resnlts of the recent great contests in the Northern States. Time teaches its own lessons in tLe results it brings to bear on public, ta well as private, affairs and it is strange . that people will continue to refuse to be taught. One would think that, after the recent high tide of Demo cratic victories that has flowed through the South, the trash and dirt of the political contest would be swept from the banks and ont into the great ocean of the prist, and that the country would enjoy at least a little of the calm and quiat that shoxild follow all great con tests. Bat there are certain papers that live upon agitation alone and which would relapse into the nothingness from which they were o ailed forth into creation, were they net ublo to furnish each Jay a series of sen-ationalisms for the gratification of the mo. bid ap petite of their readers. Prominoiit in this class will be found the Washing ton Republican, the central organ of the effete Radical party and the mouth piece of the Executive. When the first great ripple of the recent tide of victories flawed through the country on the telegraph wires.the Republican headed its dispatches with the grace ful expression, "A disastrous day for the country," and this seems to have been the text for its leading discourses ever since. In its pampered arrogance it ha3 confounded the party with the people, and notwithstandinar the ini- mense expression of thepopularwill.tLe i Euglac'd f-nd the United States, says his v XII E flEff FABT1'. Iadiana, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Kentucky, New York and Ohio were each feebly represented in the new party movement inaugurated at Indianapolis on Thursday last. The Convention adopted the following as a basis of union for the new political party: First, it is the duty of the Gov ernment to establish a monetary sys tem based upon the public faith and j to their reserved capital, and that re resources of the nation, and adapted served capital h the treasure and THE CHEAP THASSPOnrATIOJi COSVEXTIOX. This body has been in session in Richmond for the past two days. The object of the Convention is to devise some means for cheapening the cost of the transportation of articles be tween various States and sections, but exactly how this change is to be brought about is the problem, as the prices of all wares and merchandise, and farm' products and, in fact, every thing, is regulated according to the demand and supply. This being tLo case, Bays the Richmond 'Enquirer, it only remains to increase the facilities to bring down the cost, and this is what the Congress proposes. But how, in view of tho fact that it is to the interest of those at present con trolling all the means of transporta tion in the country that the prices should not only rale at their present rates, but still higher, is this to be done, since most of tho capital avail able for such purposes has already been invested in these complet ed roads, and fll are interest d in obtaining the best return for their investments possible ? f hose now having a monopoly of the carrying trade win not relmquisn their hold upon it.or aid in enterprises having for their purpose a reduction of their tolls and a decrease of their profits. Ail the active capital cf the country that could bo spared from commerce and our other industries has been invested in those railroads tha; do the bulk of the business be tween the East and the West and not only our home capital, but millions from abroad, which is only interesttd ia the largest dividends it can obtain. All these interests will, of course, not only refnee to invest in more railroads that may come into competition with those already run by them, but they will endeavor to prevent their being constructed by others. This loaves the question entirely with the people, and it is the people wl-o are represented by this Convention. Having no other means of nceonip-lishing their object, it is but natural the people should look the people, for collecting that three and a half millions of revenne: to the demands of legitimate business. ! credit of the This re- To this end the circulating note3 of all serve they demand shall be used by j national and State banks, as well j the government to extricate thom from j as a'l local currency, should be withdrawn from circulation, and paper money issued by the Government directly to the people without the intervention of any banking corporation, which money shall be a legal tender in payment of all debts, public nnd private, duties on imports included. This money to be interchangable, at the option of the holder, with registered government bonds bearing a rate cf interest not e xceeding 3 Go per cent per annum. Second, the interest oa the present ; volvcel. public debt and that portion of the priucipal of the game which is by t s prees terms of the law creating il pay able iu coin, shall be to paid. It was rsolvid to hold aNatioual Convention a". Cleveland, March 11, 1875, to pe. fect a platform and appoint time and place fur the National Independent Convention to nominate President aod Vice President. A National Execu tive Committee was appointed, and the C-jnvention adjourned. Seine of this look3 pretty well on paper, thinks the Petersburg JVcu-s. but the idea of a third party for the contest of 187.1, based on the cur rency question is simply an fib s'.! ruiiv. the circuities of lheir sitnatiou. And this is the view the people aie beginning to take of tho ma'ter. Tiicy have found that the government has already permitted tho use of its name in the construction cf one great line of railroad with the most benefi cial result, and they will net be m ule to se that it may net ei.il! further ex tend its assistance, iu giving aid to other enterprises in which the good of tho country and the welfaro of the people are much more deeply in- 1 collector 3 d'p'ty collectors, $3,000 each : 1 deputy collector 1 auditor 1 assistant auditor 1 cashier 1 entry clerk 1 assistant cashier 3 clerks : . . 10 clerks 11 clerks 10 clerks 8 clerks 3 clerks 2 clerks 4. clerks 1 clerk. 1 clerk 1 snp't of the Custom House 1 sup't of the Custom House 1 messenger 3 messengers. 3 messengers 1 messenger 1 messenger . . . . 1 messenger 3 messengers 1 messenger 1 messenger 1 engineer 1 carpenter 6 laborers 31 laborers 4 laborers 4 laborers 11 laborers 17 laborers 2 .aboers 8 watchmen 1 weigt er 8 deputy weighers. 1 weigher foreman 2 gauge! s 1 assistant gauger 1 measurer C ) inspectors 7 assistant branch officers 1 assistant branch officer 13 river inspectors 2 river inspectors 1 roundsman 3; tide inspectors 22 boatmen ? boatmen 1 warehouse superintend lo storekeepers 1 general appraiser 2 general appraisers 1 assistant appraiser ( examiners 1 sampler 1 sampler 1 examiner of drugs 1 marker 1 marker 2 laborers 1 captain of night watch . 1 surveyor 1 deputy surveyor 1 deputy surveyor 2 clerks. 3 clerks. . ..- 1 clerk 2 cleiks JI clerks 1 clerk 1 clerk 2 ck iks... The Supervising Architect, Mullet, th- man who peJls it with two t's, will yet, it U raniort-d, triumph over Sec- i re 2 laborers 7 ni2ssengers 3 messengers 4 messengers 1 naval oiiieer 1 deputy naval oilicer . 1 chief clerk 1 clerk 4 clerks 1 clevk 2 clrrks 1 messenger Salaries. 38,000 00 9,000 00 1,421 S7 3,000 00 206 00 2,.r00 00 2,500 00 2,000 00 3,164 80 27,904 J0 17,111 43 11,650 90 11,926 09 3,607 80 2,385 74 3,896 70 915 71 561 81 1,559 83 148 30 1,100 00 2,082 40 2,100 00 660 70 734 10 005 55 1,376 40 871 70 3il Ou 1,459 99 1,459 99 5,484 00 21,O06 2'J 3.094 22 3.670 42 7,605 86 14,40i 93 963 13 6,407 50 2,000 00 11,214 05 361 00 2,250 00 115 10 750 00 87.228 00 6,950 00 420 00 13,788 00 1,680 00 210 00 38.979 00 15,686 00 1,565 20 2,500 00 23,026 30 3,000 00 6,000 00 2.500 00 10,704 90 1,376 40 315 40 l,0i)9 00 1,500 00 9 ) 25 1,350 00 90 5 4,500 00 2,355 SO 21 3,298 2;t 31)1 27 1.376 40 230 80 3,247 25 fc'32 40 1,005 00 1,259 40 1,171 47 115 00 3,714 6? !) Oi) 200 GO 5,611 45 2,500 00 2,262 40 2,000 00 7,200 00 1.508 30 2,165 91 713 10 From th3 Kal' lut-y Tac1imnn Tin rtimci:t .t.ii:ist 'ihivj-h-lion. Tho arguments against a Conven tion are absolutely so weak and worth less as to require merely to be named to show their absurdity and ntter want of force. We are told that the call of a Con vention would be inexpedient. Why ? Q j',:h the timid, the Rads who bo came disgusted with their party and voted with the Conservatives lat Au gust will return like the dog lo his vomit and the sow to her wallowitg in tho mire, and vote against Convention and thereby ruin the Conservative msj?n. A large majority will no doubt ; Cor.iUns:d rn m nu Raleigh Xe s. be Ca trvatives. These delegates will 1 K2STH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE. mf t ana do the work assigned them, ' w hich may be submitted to the people I for rati he it ion or rejection. And it matters not which they do, it is bound s to have a good effect in favor of the ! Jt-EVEXTH 1)X neve rfT P ne i j i.ii. ment? We thiuk not. la the first place, Pool received only about 1.700 votes more than Judge Merrimon, ayd it is reasonable to eupposj that the oio had increased more than that number in two years by young men coming cf age; and furthermore, that the Conservative vote last August was pretty full, since the Civil Rights iissue had a tendency to bring out tho strength of the party. This beiug the ease, we are not iudebted to Radicals for oar triumph last August. There was quite a small gain ou cur side, rhi1e there was a considerable failing Conservative cause. If the move is one of such bad poli cy, why postpone it two years only ? If it is iiiely to prove damaging at all, we should not attempt to carry it throngi! the Presidential campaign of 1876, fir (v.r candidate will probably bo as much a we cm got through. fco it will nevc-r d; to start with u load no war as ronie wou'd Imve us b. ho Convention is, and the post- icnt n.v is kiiuivv SENATE. unpo: 11.;iU-ll lor nif v rears. t, , . t,., , Uaroiiua lands tba Lev: "premature! "li;e People!.-,. . . -, , s . - . , k . -f , i turned by bribery, s oppost-d to it ! et we have faded , m x discover any lorea m any of these Ml. f . rVa The cry cf the opponents of a Con vention is "inexpediency :'' "bad poLcy: are to exclamations. Oil tLo contrary, we be lieve that now abovti ail others is the time to h:;ve a C-i vention, awl that a failure to Lave- it will prove most dam igiug to tha p.irty and tho pn'o.'io weal. ... . i Will V.":"-' f.-.i ot calling it, vrar, i.ot 1 f : V be nut-wnstitutio:.-d, ! V "'V' bv Iarsre nuniLi-;s ot , . '!,., t ;., " -r - 'iil falling off is attributab'e to the fact ihat the more decent Radicals stayed away from the poils and did not vote at all, and this class is mostly in favor of a Convention ; and also to the ina bility of the Rads to vote negroes so fen as heretofore, owirg to the new suffrage law. So that there is nothing to ioe by Radical oppos .tion. Bat it is said that the move is inex pedient for another reason: That the people have Bhown that they are op posed to a Convention becauiio they voted elown the proposition in ltI71. Now, th-3 truth is, the. largest Conser vative vote polled ibiiice the. wur but oae up to that time was fiveu for a convention ia ion, ana in.iz, too, when the manucr of onlv believed to bus was opposed by Conservatives lor tiiafc reason: the subject was surrounded with o and most embarrassing feature- : v.h- n the people wcro threatened v.iws Federal interference and told t :it t:ic Convention would not be permitted i a.:" m ble. Still, notwithstanding thee r.nd other opposing obstacles were thrown in tiie wi.y, the freemen ot North Carolina, tno tax-payers, the citizcus of Auglo-Saxon blood, rose in their might and frava the largest voic it was possible for them to do, embar rassed, intimidated and disfranchised a.-: runny of our best p.ioplo were at that time. What did tiii.i great upris ing of tho pee;.! showed that nil t ::::" were anxious to I.:.-., the pwpose oi T,..; bayonet-in; posi d V. and for restorin;.- ih their own f jvor.to wore tl'. y rid i Fiviu tin; Nt w York WorM. 1 2otv fo-tiif-sare .Ttnde at the 'Ji sociri ttiver Agencies.' St. Paul, November 24. It was some tim tigo in June, 1871. Then no lailroid competed for the trade of the Upper Missouri River, and two steamboat lines were then, it least, not quarrelling; compet t;ou was then unknown. The Indian i.gents p ul dertd their cargoes without kt or hindrance; the army contractors re ceived all conscience would allow for their work; traders made from 100 to 1,000 per cent, on their goods; whisky and wines were fteo to officers; and "addition, division end pilence" were dev. (hf order of tho O'Ccrstier, a well i:u t for il; One Coloucl u Xew York several bands the:) nt Crnt:d River: R s':. wno 't,t for and Ar- i-.Jid tiie Tuesday, Nov. 23, LS71. Mr. McCauley, a bill to prevent misapplication of bonds of the Stnte. Each person embezzling to be counted ! a felon aud punished by heavy ft e or j loog imprisonment. Calendar. Mr. Htaudford. a bill for 1. a d in- j terett at 8 per cent , or for bonowed i money at 12 p'-r cent Calendar. ( ! Mr. Waddell, resolution providing i I some means for rec-.veriucr North Carolina lands that have Itten ob- ! corruption and ! Adopted. Mr. Grafcam. a resolution to t molov convict !iibor iu drainiug f?tate swamp lauds. Passed. CALEXIAK. Bill for the general relief of Sheriffs and Tax-Coileelors, to prevent the number of bills coming before the Legislatures from the different coun ties, granting a longer time for the collection of certain arreas cf taxes, and including the year of 1876 because of the fact that there will be no Legis lature that year. Mr. Cantwell moved that, in case of the removal or death of tLe Sheriff, his sureties shall be placed under bond before they shall be allowed to collect thesamft. Adopted, with an amend ment offered by Mr. Linney. Oa motion of Mr. French the whole mutter was recommitted to the Com mittee. Mr. Linnoy moved a suspension of the rules in order to consider a bill to charter the Watauga aud Caldwell Narrow Guage Railway Company, said road to run from tho town of Lenoir, Caldwell county, to tho Ten nessee lino, at or near the head of (love Creek. Judicial nffipjvr frr tl.a fr'.i r oi::t t ot cases iroin onn founts ... v..v. li ui Ul UUOUll- -f r - -J - hi., t, ' ors. Resolution adopted. i fl Morehead moved aca-ner House resolution in regard to the if'?11 der9 heretofo e m,,. collection of public arms was concur- j 0! hxac, conrxHK, ; ovhfrel!, - Pnbhc Bnildijgs or.d Grounds i as valid if that T. , . Messrs. McCanl y, Bo-.idie and Sueed. I force at the tim sne h o, W .. in L'orary Messrs. T,(.f?rnn1 Ciarl ! ntid t.ror.1i.w. i. . i . " ' s '-adu .eh. Ua-nb and B ird Asyhun .Vudt rsou, Basbee and lloi- s.ytiitid- . i v-1 r and Fre Dear, Mesfi.-. .ton. IusrieAy!i!j Mil foul and Vv'tirn-g Kuroil. d ti;ti M-) d ., ana 'm i-.-il IVini f-jJ.::-i- u:i -T.i, .sci - bivt, Yoij-ig ;i!. J T;so-r Piiliti!! .lIi-lS. J. , M: .fi ll sd nn.l Fii iu-i grovf, Aib:igii d Kerr. Iusiu-uuoc--.Yi.i-ss-.-. Olen-ent;, Bod diis iii.ii Ci.iiteit. resolution p;i's. 0. j COMMIT f-VHs AJ'l,f i On Coiistit.p;. h .i a (, t;. iu. c ok. M Linney, Fivueh, Car.tweU. Auditiou.ii Ait ' I. ' f o. i M K verr r.i. for mill Comiui-t.rtt...rH. Ha:Uix,'F Krr atd t Elroy. .t o l-n-t:.; U.c fn,K . Bv iIm- Mr. French thcusrnt the powers - .i :! i. iuion was i.- r:.'r.ui o;i o;.e of the now :ts; !-.:' hi rc-pi rtd, and now coi.trolinsf interest iu several bou's o:i the river and i3 .-I i .v vih C C -:v, i oiiniaLS ; tion f-r .-y w tii the '..' .i.-.ti'n ion, o'u- rntide lr,' '. j i-.zious nut: ( r c j taik frt ni Bribtow. This i-? t!io latest Washington and it ii cer tainly cjiar;ic! eristic cf the ni:m who holds so much of the destinies of a prepie and of a country in his own hands. Bristow is p?rhaps the bett man in the Cabinet. Flo is credited, even by political opponents, with being fi-iin!:, sincere and honest, while the littleness of Mullett, piiysiordly or .mentally, is Lis most promi nvt charge Urii tic. ITo f-Loald losjr po Lave been rauiortd !:. v. i. v iiii'iiovis;. Between the conditions of -trsdc: in f or incoiupj viued th.:re icisms thai .toncy :e c.l-j h eve tion the i the Boston JJoi(. there is an into fcympathy, aud whatever dioturbs or benefits one country has to a greater or less degree n corresponding t licet upon tho other. Tho liuanciul panic cf over a year ago in th;3 country ex tended its blighting grusp even to the which to continue to traae aQo industry of Great Britain, readers into the fan- j priceJ fell oif, wage;, became reduced, and business generally stagnated in are still stalking boldly through i Proportion, bp to the end of Sep the land, only that now they j teuiber. l rever.no, instead of show- j wear no midnight masks, but ! ic" tljo fomised increase over tie . Bit, day after day, iu tho Legisla- fi'fi six months of the last limincjul j tive halls, concoclinpr schemes for year. exhibited a decrease of six and a the renewed enthrallment of the alf mil'ion dollars. The impulse iu enfranchised slaves. Like the man of j tue downward direction, however, had a lively imagination who tells his tale I tben heen exhausted, and tho gratify so often, eidflrceratinir a little more at I reaction has now set in. For the Rcjmbii'jan, tho representative of a weak minority, dared to enforce the doctrine that tho great majority Mere wrong. And it, and others, still harijs upon this theme and to enforca such putrid doctrines.is again endeavoring to fiCa.ro up tho ghost of Southern out rages with delude its I"TO-orL-n pen 03 C.l- It can truth in been i):sscd . ji . i . y ii;o.j,'.: wio sliOUJ pa'Jie ol jtidgian' it correct: v. hardly be beixved that Brislow will b3 made to . ucenrub to Mulhti, but btich deucuontnt woulel not ba at all out of kr-cping with of the Administration freely for yeara pi.sl. 113 c-njj)':;ycs. Total 8171.717 51 Note that in o.io of the great ports of entry of tho United States ta evil j cf collection was more than 13 cents ! for evry dollar collected. It cost 8171.747.51 to collect $0,618.221. B) in 1S74 in New Orleans. The swindle is monstrous. The swindler is Prcsidont Grant' bro,hcr-in-Ia. for whose be nefit not only were the tax pavers of the fcjouth and of the whole Union thus I ? plundered, but the government of tho Stato was usurped and maintained iu the hands of Keiogg by the uo "f federal Layoutts and executive power'3 Just how grojs? .iud uuhlii!jmg Ih-s swindling ot tho impoverished tsx p.-y-e:s cf tho South has been at Casey's seat c-f customs may ba oeeu by eom p rriug the- ofncial stall', tho jmount eollecte.1 aud the cost of collection ;:t a port of entry not under the immedi ate heels of Grant und hii f.xmUy. At Sun Fimucisco, daring IbTJ, the tot-d customs revenue collected v as Z,(yj'',Cj'i.i 1, mora thnn twice th- n and to ro-toro ti:e old one properly amended that they vero in :i measure heedless &- to the manner of effecting the ol -jeeN. They listened with little respect- to the argu ments again&t tho consti tu tionaii ty ' o f the project, and defied ths? threat of further reconstruct iaa and the Fcdersd power. Afiir thishovr abir.i J ft 13 for any on;1 to say that ti'.a peor-Io ira opposed to a Convention ! But it is said that th.- fa:b:ro of si i;onventi"n in i?,i was tli a :. Aierrimons deteat :n 1.2. Ntvi was there a greater mi '.tk M.-rr mon got severul thoarand nio: o t-. th?.a tho Convention a rear !t for and it would have h? 1 .v;-i o rvn A cf the 1 ctuf -.n the favorite line. Iu Jane, lc71, hv.- had been advanced to captain ot an independent. beut, and, as the story runs, bis- boat, the Far A7oft, left .Sioux City r-arly in that month heavily laden wiih goods for the Grand River Agency, arriving lh.?re on tho 30lh. About half the goods were put off, till were receipted for hy the vir tuous O'Connor, then Indian aarent. and tho Fur West feft with its bootv. Tho Miner, owned bv y, A. Burleigh, r.n cx-Inuian agent, ex-Rexjub'ican De'cgrite to Congress, hove in sight, and the detc:niinatlo:i to hide the bcof-v until a mora conv-nler.t w ir-on askea wero extraordinary, and moved that the bill be recommitted to the Committee on Internal Improvements. Mr. St and ford offered an amm.l. im o xn ; ncn-,3 providing that the said Company :a;iiuuiis sbalihavo no banking powers. Withdrawn. On motion of Mr. Love, it w.13 re committed to the Committee oa Inter nal Improvement. HOUSffF REPRESENTATIVES. By Mr. YVdker, a resolution for the appointment of a comrnittt-e to enquire into the alleged misconduct of J. C. L. Harris, Solicitor. Calendar. By Mr. Bizz--ll, a bill in relation to the public o bt or North Carolina. Refo.ed. By Mr. Mcibs. u b;il h. iionklf the time of t..!di g the hrw i.'f tLe Superior Court of Cumberland Comi'3-. Rel'ei red. By Mr. Stror.g, a bill lo repeal 2it of section 103, chapter 0, of Butties Revival, in regard to the trial of solic itors by the Governor. On motion of Mr. Sirong, the bid introduced by hiins If this tnomiu", to repeal section 135. chanter of nun,-. 1 ' f tl e North t . ft i reO . :o'ii asf n r ee:v,-,i Congress to use their kit, "Lvtij c.; iaxv tor the refimTT; 'I' lit; of turptutineo" th r..x on sj the war. By Mr. Stenhetson, a bill to an-., ,. io Lr,Avd Stas to purchas,., hold lands JU Xoith CaroliEa 'or 1 pi-.rpos- of National Cimeterv" At the hour of 12 o'clock House Ul uititr lcr tnat hour. Th is is ( c:al was c-i; t 1!' ll.H.l r, v.h , whe o cony--'he pood eh took e it HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. By Mr. llanner, a joint resolution in regard to the bankrupt law of the United States. Referred. By Mr. Frcffitt, ?. bill to provide for the payment of jnrois in the various eo'iuties of the State. Referred. By Mr. 3.vis, of Haywood, a bill to require Solicitors to follow no and prosecute in all cases of criminal ac tions which nmy b? removed from tne Courts of tins State cuit or District C:irti of States. By Mr. Tler, a bid i., rate ejf interest and L-j r.- o to the Oir the nixi.ua d xj jTis o was tiiii'ii up under a suspension of the rules. The bill is in relation to the trial of solicitors by the Governor, and pro poses to repeal the act that authors the same. Mr. Strong' eaid that the law, as it was, was unconstitutional, and there fore nugatory. The constitution made do provisions for the Governor to sit as a judge or justice of tho peaes, and the trial now going on down below was a mere nothing, a perfect farce, and would not amount to a cypher. He said that the law, as it stood upon the statute, was an emanation of the Legislature of 3SG3-'G3, and a fair specimen of tho ignorance of that body. The repeal of the law would transfer the tiial of J. C. L. II u riss, now progressing in the Governor's oi' tic?. to this flcue, th; o:;!y i.'r that hid ths eoastitution-d right to act. Bill parsed and set:! to tho t-?en- j ate without ei:g.-of,sm'nt.. j I On motion of Mr. VvVo;f r, t f Rich- j mocd, his resolution providing for the ; appointrnen of a scree i committee of j live to -nqa:rft ino tl:e bib god n;is I conduct 01 .7. C. Ii. Hariiss, f.s Solic itor of the tith .)ud:-;;d Fi.-tiict, was taken fron the ca'endar r.nd put upon its passsga. ivli. ;otu.it asi;-'u fjvus mionnv const: US Hi : l.'.ll --"v--"- i.oinesiea;i ftLd ri- aUr -.iPtion law. Tho bill reads follows: The (i( rural Asscmhh of xwt;, Carol, na do enact : Section. Every homestead sa tno dwellings and bnillinrs belonging thereto, not exceeding in vala- ore thousand dollars, to bo selected lv the owner or his agent, or iu lieu there of, r.t ho option of the owner. :t,v ii town or village, with tho and hniidmgs bclonffir.p in a e.ty, duelling tccrero, owned and occunied hv , " resident of this State, not exceed h one thousand dollars in value, t-'.a" b- forever exempt from sale under execution or ether Ural process ob tained on any debt contracted aftjr tho ratification ef thij act. But v'- property e-hall be errempt from tn for taxes, or tho payment of obliga tions contracted for the purchase ,f said premises. see. . Aotlnng in this act prevent a lat-orer s lien It formed for tiie SllUtl l work l;r- ptrsrn desirintr huch exemption, or a mechanic';- li.n f,,r work elone oa the premises. rec. snd f'ftor its rati tic Tl . voas pud nr the secoud reuilinr This act to take 1-'- it .. 1 . iiiO p.uiider sold Crjve iosl.t ihv 10 nv rs, traded to tlIndi to wood, choppers, 1 amour was n-.-t r.i. iC'3. t'.J, J)J. B:U , ii wel, Xm were iivi.ii trniisrerrcd ' 111 Bd-'.L's I By Mr. Si 1i:irts tf Pr)':i: r?Sel;:ite r- f lat i -'::!. or ; .iievo'.'. a bid o.;.net . Rr-ftrr.-d. a rcnn.'iirs all The i: o ; .: 1 : '.si the G -ep:: ir tr ivy tho rb:g , .uuuer. As to o no r-,.. if he Lad r.ot; for tho n ou tVuf 01 1 'V l!.- i r'. 1 A 1 1 j navoaets iia-i ncguii to wear j besides good citizens, many ..f v.-h;-..i 1 had tesolved alter the war :i..-vr to 1 vote ngain, had began to real'-? :! I n- oei; -i-y of again tnkin-r a part i:i tin ! aiT.iirs of government, r.nd v.vre tnm- i ; . -. t -i11. 1 . ... r a f : ... . sKUiioti ijrrociy; omerw;.s- ..iei a: ..ion wouid hftve bec-a elecftvl l y tea or fifteen thousand mt:j ;rits-. While tin.-. h- Iiil . a;js i'Lo pnios-u.if nt vt ;iiu r.f o.nei h:n;:, bnt that f.o- ...f eou::ti-y ue'-s and n chanoo to ?to hlwn d tho objn )o -ay,bat C. K. Peek , whom O. Ij. Gi.-nit 11 Ssr , wiir:r.i j !.''.:. s'Tcccrd.d as .i oi' ilivo:0- tiir'iioo 'iaro ft it. It vus whlh ttav !he are now dale - 1 IS 1 r-o DC l:'l t.:h.f'I'i i;:. Mr. U-j to Stl'i'.O l)!' t!l':t ft"! :, tt.c f.i !, the il-.or- 1 ou t.'i" MM-iiot of the S'a S I'1- -1 :a ! o'T' aefc ioiri- , i. B-.'ir: in my a. lion's i .lO-S ;!v. v.h t ict is as evident r.s uny.hiiig it is rem irk.ibio that il, - s 1. t!i.-t ero so veho-ar-i t v :, ce.cr oi tho Gre'-Ioy 5is;--w ;: e pac..:d to .1 Convemios'. S.uao ci tho aiiti-Coa', e il would seem, have re..".!v :tU b lt"i- I and 11. i a d A. 1. i! i rd.ontd tr.'iihis, ;.r-. ;iiz;d the tho;r gteai Grant faia KV.ilo.i-ia t tioned are ;oi l;ivorites svlrji eminent, la tho matter oi Jiivir ti anporLtion ia ru-'-r, contracts were n: : :.g, an t iovi r !: men t! h, out. tne ! p J' 1 r. in- t! ib ! O ::a. it .-t-a:ji" i U-.ii ;ep:-:-se:itj Was i.ot v.'ilitnj.' lieu m ti- :eir sh rosi m..:. riny 1 Me Biu-Ie f o;: -hi i!i: ni--n i' M tho 1-.- ..!: j cf l;' :i-st row.; oi.fc. f orvvar.i Vv n.t--;- l.':,V- i-ouri r in- 1IM .11. vv.-a.d e srfuli'r 1 lor-- Ji W;t; ivi the lion; j I'.'tise i-t the rtpre-st u:at:v.s 1 t- ia it i'.liii; -! v x'e matter, v.ii.s .i r-aL irsnMri- !'f,ii!''j' fo-t moii: ii.tt-n-f.1 11 v:rv other noj-uto t'n-.t tiio bef:ro t.'.-e Gei.t-ial As - --i Toe oeoj-h' thero u riii.it to kaoH- wi.iil. sciioa : tku, ,;s wdl a.-; to watch L-ui.eu i tion in regard to the A K -. t r A -. .. 1 oi me; jiutise to rro m:o tri.t:. i-;sn . i tf1H Wxtt-.-r S'v.-inn .1! .1 !.-.... , . - . ...... , r--....- ui. v;- I ";Iif-"'r of tiie Judiciary eo-nmitb-w, not only j : g'i'.v me rcpt.re.! 'i.form;.t truing : meed the p ;-h-,co o! reo ; motion of Mr. M.-I:,,t '.'' :fi- : VuV.' na-poiided ?.t.d hi.; I-I d bt ; k- io.' f: ?' rr i. i -.- i'. .ion v-.o- : Courts cf Co:-; erl-:nd (. tu'o no ndinont i Mi. V.Mk-r. o: i:i.-h-.oii, .uhj ri:.: hut, on the gr!-.u-l live. oi e. -ntc tS!f-;:..-d I.v 1. term of lh" ?ui-f-. i: w ellect from itioa. ys were cslltd o" 1 41,.. 1, "IT ... by W yeas to G nu s. , The'bili then pjsr-ed its thiol IiLd tinsl reading. Oa motion of Mr. Means Us. bill fo the more effectual prosecution of of fenders ag-inst the criminal las cf in- .-.a:, v,as laKtii up valuer a ps"s:rtTi cf tbc rules. Pending discussion ou tha bill, House adjourned. sus- the ;:i, Lat ; tion. i , lh s rale;- ; 1 to regu- : - S.'priiir j '-u:.tv was ''iT5 tlTE NEWS. d fho ii'g t Cnr-'b- r?2nd r.ot t : j'.-yed V-y ; v the dittic- r-.n-l in -'.'. j ml iciary commitie Messrs. McR..e :. ced the 1 ill and e:.o-. Tiio rar:ioii to :.ooo, c:ppoea " : t U it : S il for a regular aid bo accord- Asaoville L'spositcr says: Jas. 'Y' i.-.h, v.ho wn3 charged with the kill i: g of Dr. Edwards, was tried and ae ooii'id, rtt Transylvania court, last week, ou the plea of justiheatiob. Th-' Charlotte Democrat sava- Sti dric! :guatic:i of the Bev. Lutheran Church Mr. Ab of this oc.m nt y privileges ! rit7 has secured as pastor the Rev. A. ' - r -i;i!iy ia j L. Yount, who will regularly serve the i'iii.r . o uie 1 Ep. osed .as to.- and iC bill r f-pec;; ve j sutstivf-s. Sic addtd to Li t. B-pobHenis riiTi J.-'-;'., in: .11 th-; genend iolicy ! sum collected .it New an., iro n developed so l?Uk iborls more than two-aud-n-haif :na 3 as .arge. 1 he importation values t of the pianet of the suv. T - t J t w n:en i-Kes place next Tuesday, ti e i so1 Tho approachiegtrausi V nus, .-.cross the face :kfS T : : a mst . 13 as important an t-vMit in es i;f the scientific we'rld as were each telling, until the complexion of tho whole is entirely changed and he himself gradually grows to believe in the truth of it all, so the Rcpiiblican, by the force of constant repetitions, has so magnified that which was at first a very small matter, that it verily begins to believe now in its own false exaggerations, and will soon be dubbed throughout the country, even by its own allies, as the political Mun chausen of the age. Evidently, either the Administration editor of the Rc 2)ublican is growing old, or else his nerves have been sadly shaken by the recent severe cudgeling his party has received. lie sees a Richard in every bush and a Ku-Klux in every eh ado w that falls across his path. He has a new diversion, too, and it is the Btudy of political economy not at home, oh, j no, bnt abroad, five weeks between October 1 and November 7 the reveuuo receipts ex ceedeel those cf the corresponding pe riod of last year by seven and a half millions of dollars, so that the defi ciency of the first half of the year has not only been made up, but there is a gain of a million. This recovery from depression is not fitful or factitious. It signalizes a new and valid read justment cf those conditions which regulate Jubor and distribute capital in wanes and trade. t:.P!:tlIE,i;V. The people in Georgia are revolving tho propriety (not the expediency) of calling a Convention f or the purpose of making some alterations and im provements in the Constitution of the State. Tno proposal seems to have lie has plucked i oriSinated with several grand juries a handful of quills from the tail of the I in d'rent counties, but whether it proud bird of freedom and the theses he writes on the political status of the negro in tho Southern States are wonderful far more wonderful than alarming. He has visited Texas and his there actually seen negroes &old bick again into s'avery and he Btartles the world by the declara tion that (to quote the caption of an elitorial in last Saturday's issue) "Georgia Slavery Again Establish ed." This is a terrible head and cal- xs listed if tru to cause thousands of those iD t!i- Not ih who recently voted lor the bueeesslul nominees to curse the day in whieh they cast in their ballots for Democratic Congressmen. .Fortunately for the country and un fortunately for the Republican and the third term agitators, the subject matter of the article in question does not bear out the sensational heading given to the article no, not by a long snot. The matter which has caused such fears on the part of the alarmist who wrote the article referred to is what do you think, reader? Why nothing more nor less than an enact ment of the Legislature of Georgia, which reads as follows: In all cases where persons are con victed of misdemeanor, and sentenced to work in a chain gang on the publio works, or public roads, or when such persona are Confined ia jail for noa-i will be endorsed by the people of the State or not remains to be seen. With tho gallant Georgians it is a questioa as to whether the Consti tution needs revision, without any reference, whatever, to a weak-kneed expediency. THE C, C. & A. HAILKOAO. The South Carolina Railroad hi.s made a proposition to lease the Char lotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad for a term. of years. A committee was appointed to consider the matter, and to report at a future meeting. It is stated by the Charleston A'ews and Courier that the Southern stockhold ers of the company favor the lease, and that the opposition to it comes from the Southern Security Company, Seriou3 troubles prevail among tho Indians and white settlers in the ter ritory of the Cherokee nation. There has been an engagement in which one man was killed and two more serious ly wounded. The colored people of Savannah hav- inff generally voted the Democratic ticket at the recent election, have con cluded to elevate themselves still further in the ecale of morality and respectability by organizing a Chris tian Association ampjigtneniselTes, . i th- e the results of the recent elections to politicians. Expeditions have been fitted cut from various countries for the purpce of making calculations cn the event, ia reference to its bearing on astronomical science, for dariLg the transit observers will be enabled to ascertain facts, now in obscurity, which will go far towards determining the various celestial distances aud for forming now ba-?es for astronomical calculations. The United States, Russia, England, Germany and France have each fitted out expeditions for th- purpose of noting the various de velopments which may be made. 1 he transit win not be visible in this country. War a for tUa XLiVib Ciinrrcit. There is so ranch work for the Democrats of the XLIVth Congress to do and so short a time to do it in, that, if it were not wasted breath, we should exhort the XLlIId Congress to adopt the boomerang suggestion cf the Pout and convene their successors on the 4th of next March. The in vestigations with which tho Demo crats of the next Congress will rip up all the thieving of the executive de partments for the last six years, will take time, the public appreciation of their results will take time, for which Lhe eleven months between December 1875 and November 1876 is ad tco brief. Meanwhile, therefore, the II 'or Id must continue its exposures of xue puDue ana eoniessed minnities the prcfiigato expenditures and the open corruption which have marked the executive administration of Gen. Grant. The New Orleans Custom House has probably provided corruption funds for the Republican party in many an election." North Carolina and Pennsylvania in 1872 doubtless saw the color of the greenbacks which Grant's brother-in-law expended to retain the Presidency and tha Col lectorship in the Nepos family. The Senatorship is still remote which the President's support of Judge Durell's midnight order was intended to se cure. But the Isew Orleans exposures during Gov. Penn's short term will probably canso the records to be tle stroyed of which a part came to tho j light and were so damn ng. The official reports concerning the New Orleans Custom Iloitse are enough, however, to convict tho ad ministration of President Grant of unparalleled extravagance and mis management. Thfct taxation office is a mere machine rrn for political and pecuniary ends. During 1873, accord ing to the official reports, at the tm flourishing port of New Orleans, al most ruiaed by President Grant's dep- J. ' TV 1 1 Tf .lt unes xjureii, lveuogg ana Casey, a total customs revenue was collected of 3,618,221.19. lhe fodowinsr officers were ostpnsi. bly aaployed, aud paid by taxes upon ' eas.SG-J.loS. at New Orleans S14,Ut), ; 12(3. Yet the total force employed in j tho San Francisco Custom Hoiuvj to do j over ICO per cent, more business an i ; collect aire than double the revenue of iSew Or! ans .ii-' wre as follows L.ploy:s. 1 Collector 1 auditor 1 deputy collectors 2 clerk 1 clerk 4 clerks. : 7 cleiks 4 clerks 17 clerks 7 clerks " ' . ' 4 clerks and dep-ities 1 clerk and deputy 1 superintendent of labor.. 18 messengers 8 assistant storekeepers 2 appraisers 2 appraiser's assistants 1 appraiser's examiner 3 clerks 2 samjDlers C laborers 1 surveyor 1 deputy surveyor 1 deputy burveyor ,r district officers 2 boarding officers 30 inspectors 29 inspectors and weighers. . 4 weighers 1 gauger. ..... 2 laborers 3 inspectors 1 inspector (night) 1 inspector (night) 7 bargemen 2 inspectors 1 naval officer and tho salaries p:dd, .Wav.y. Cti.l'JO 3.C23 12,000 0,000 2,500 8,80)1 11,000 7,500 30,000 11,200 r.,000 1,400 1,200 19.440 13,220 C,00) 5,0(i() 2,250 fi,000 2,400 6.4S0 4,l'0i 3.000 2.5C0 sy;oo n ooo i---vo v; :tii in? m:ser ! visod, b:iy mct-enfoieed Coustilai-'or.; for they toll as jiil vo need is h.-n- s:, tiue Couhcrvatives to admiLK-ti-r tiii i Constitution and the iuw, tl: bv :;j 1 t main g that t!m Constitution is g k, i enough if only Conservatives evi a -Id c-Hice under it. The m -u mr.sl )..; bal one remove from a bimplcta h holds such a position or he mat think all others fools and e-m't t:co tht.mjc': such fbmsy sophisty . Ev c ry ohiee-kold-c - takes a. solemn oa' h to ouey the C in stitution and laws and lo use ail tin pov.cr he ha3 or r..:iy possess to c:.fotce tlum. If the. arc bad and oppi eshivi the more rensiblo will the p.-oplw feci tiieir ellVctsif they are rigidly enforced, i as they will bo if we have honest men to do it. Tnis plea is an admission cf i the bad character of the Constitution, I and tho ohm snccrested tii v-i,1 it. I i, OC3 - -- burdens originates iu selfishness or igin ranee. Again, we are told that tho move is prematura; that the people have not been consulted as to whether they de sire a Convention; that the subject was not ttiseur,aea in tne Li.t canvass. t r; e d v. !iie: ro no Hill i : i i Up r n. !ij convent i. 1 him: bat d h-ra: ;ual ' t.- f tho " v itLoat -etV; -'iic e. i him, i'..-.-c;t;fs' his li'iaiiy Ici. lui! Ti i They tell a story u f. ,'OiVtii-'l:g bko llii--L-c i'a Jn-ii iii a'i:ri, I- ;-.d.-d 1U C.-ii C.i.tc-. In c .i; : - t!;o 1 m;r ia IU:" --C- 11'- 1. :r.. Ho t led ' ;io the V. OtC.l :,'.: Democrat- and Tho by th's noriiina i Tern-vc-rl.- me:it h nioti u to rost;:o malftr indefinitely. Mr. Tate concurred in repre-meiid- :o the holc norealicr. D. a tl o o Mr. Gadg:r, aud favertd tion ;o p.')stp(tut Mr. O d-mith V. o::e of i-sra-noULit v. hoV people, ,.ud servant-, t-hun!d rem i:as the mo- iec-t ! O O- ..;.,-.-f I,. il. ,ijT. . . IL . t- -b1" i-' Jtiiiu ma, iiiu couon Iacf.vrv " ,tiC1" jci A. R. Ilomesly, ia Rutherford t , county, was burnt cn Weanesdav t .i:, i u-olu iaa- uppotea ro nave ueeu JIou?o bill No. SO to -vVt.: f i. i Jois about .y,i'oa i time of shoritT-i and tas collectors to j la the trial r.t WiiLesboro of Joe coiiect arrears oi tax s, i-asstd its ( Elliott, of Statesville, for the killing - readings. ! of young Neal, of Richmond, Va., wo I House bill No. .$, repeal .-.l.lcr ; learn from the Observer that tho jury ! 52, hws of lii?l-'72, appointing a i rendered a verdict of manslaughtev, j financial rgant to adjust and .-,ell!o the RUd tho Judge sentenced Elliott to five j cour.ty d-jbt cf Roi.;e?oa r;a-icd it years iu the Penitentiary. ; ii-.HiiiJs.'. : V r fv..-.i iT-.r T. ir.. -r . . t h. 11 i to s w rri ;i a O: I ! 1 : 1 : ,1. repu-faiv-i;o:y, itOUi-UM - -vaUndl-e ia disgust, o.v ran nil.'' !' i.a 1 d i b'.i; v.as sti'l in- importauce to the wo as their pub'ic pr c ed c-irLlaliv. t ii-M-e wonid doubt li-ss bo'immeuso in inllaeiic.'S brought to bar to inliitenca ivgisiatioa oa the subject, and tho vit-r.t-ifil Assembly could net exercise to m :ch caution ia I hi ir movements. Ti c ! s-iu;: ;n had ben weii cor.sidt-r- Hor.se bdl No. .ft i j 10' I, sec. lo, oi ! requires ow seers ! roads iill iotse rock, j " runnor.s" passed its readings. iitou.se reso-arion of instruction to to amciHi ciiap. l:'s Itevis'd, which to remove from Arc pro vi th irenaro the Revenue Comndttee on Fina: s;i:.d Commiit' Bill at once, pas d irs readings. 3Ir. Pic nix said that at tbf"rto:iCF.t i iL-i- ,?Oii.ue an. i fccas io us lor i ;:!. ili..f -! ues- seuge r of tho IGLh, that a shooting af fair occurred at Grass; Creek Church cn the Sunday before, iu which Ben! li.iii:rs. aa oiu aud esteemed of Ashe c'tupJ y, approached CltlZtU a crowd of l.oys that were in a difficulty when Vim. Gettry, one of the boysr, turned upon him and -hot him twitn.-. Gentry board. ul ;o shot a boy named De co'i'.-'UTeiice. Con iv:a ( a i lii ver .1 f ro in b", f : . i ,.i i I iJ rr cq ' p.)l- Mr. ! lit bt ' No tor th riesy to lions 1. n...t . t i i i.jouy i i,2nj a proceed- ! cr; i -eiy pofc i.- N'eatjs said ho cam? here to do iiljui his power to frettle ihis State immediately, conFisterdly with i Carolina's intesritv.and with 91 i t?,at i i ...... , tii.-- ; st his trial t ma" be had iufoiiiK- lie ii.fiiorv i iC- toic tins Jt-o-i-v. ag-iintt 3Ir. J.t. : only vui onse a ti.:: '.-., oae oi tho-- feMi'itl storm-. ! c.yecial eye to the tax-payers' i n tfrest. c ,ivn..-.n ' tho prr.iri-.- roi-'U-i, rasa ! As to tha rcmnrks of the gcntiomari that b.'.culd be post;;on-.-d for it cau bo carritd cp :;ua Jiia i.ero was s iaiuju a.i oi Lis steu, except about a do'a-n, were recovired. ho pushed u claim tor 50,000 for damages wiiieh wi s allowed and pa d. I have called attention to but two case.- of stealing at the Grand River Agency; but those to will do for enmpies. The tlitposi tita to steal on the part, of agents and hangers-ou was not lacking, and op portunity was constant y occurring. When at Fort Rerthold, soon after tho removal of John E. Toppen, an agent at that point, r.n old .Missouri iiiwr man. who has lived ou the fron tier for tho past riiteen years, called j my attention to tho farming interests ' at Bcithold. Immense sums have beeu 1 naval deputy. . . . 1 cashier 1 entry clerk 2 enlry clerks 1 entry clerk 1 entry clerk 5 entry clerks , 1 messenger 4:3,800 31,800 8,000 2,000 2,000 3,000 l,oC0 1,400 7,500 1,200 4,500 , io 2,200 2.100 3,750 1,800 1,750 8,000 1,080 .$329,740 200 employes. Total . . Thus the cost of collection ia San Francisco was $329,740, a fraction over 4 cents upon every dollar of $3,000,000 instead of 13 cents upon every dollar of $3,000,000. Thus brother-in-law Jaa. F. Casey spends $145,000 more and employs 213 hands more to collect $3,000,000 than Thos. B. Shannon employs or spends in collecting 88,000,000. The following table sums up the above facts : SAN FRAXCISCO. Value of importations $38, 852, CIS anel two years, when through, ilc. How the move can bo regarded ps n . ; . tVm - - , 1 expended to develop this interest, and to tee. It there is any policy ot tho j the Indians justly took pride in th-ir me-T Jim thW U success. But uialer the administrathm lr., f' nMr6 '!y of thieving agents lhe Hour produced ?ctLer'.1lti" 1 'aA a j om wlieat raised by the Indians was v S'i l ould be railed at the sto!en frora their warehouses, cmvev- Tnnl J, ! if,N fivr',V 3Uak f cd th-' rs' store and sold to the soon an a two-thirds Conservative vote Trdh,: a. j ia-s pzr barrel. Their beef, in like manccr, was stolen ran! resolel to ! them ; und, in filiin"' co;itra"ts for a oat never -ieu-: in the Legislature is eecired. J voto wo now have, and we may t havo it again, and the party is ; eci, under obligations to tho pecolo, to call a Convention. It has tho neces sary power in the Legislature io ful fill its promises. Tho opportunity may have come unexpectedly, still it is bound to embrace it s.nd make good its promises. The question did not need to be discussed in the last c im- paign. it was suulcientiv vrcii under-j stood as a part of the" Fettled pro-' gra-.cm of the party long since- agreed upon. The people have fl ready spoken ! on tho subject rpoken in tones of . thunder at a time when every efibrt was matte to s't.iie their voice. T action in 1S71 cannot ho mi do nation Nearly nave more lnilv tendpd to lmnr.. strate the wisdom of their action, since tho Constitution has been proved moi e 1 1 -a uungiesome ana oppressive- than it X I Tl io ue. jvery tiay b:ef, t!io samo herd would be count ed sometimes two or three times, agents, inspectors and contractors di viding the profits. This kind of robbery lias not. only been winked at but en couraged. Oa a proposition to in crease the salary of agents from 3 1,500 to 8-'. 500 per year, Ben Bailor-said that a man who couldn't steal $15, COO a year in a first-class agency was not fit for tiie position. Ho far as the present ngent3 at the Grand River and Berthold agencies rro concerneei, there is no cause for complaint. Thev ,1U Jr i are honestly endeavoring to do their s far rs it was possible for thom to V 11"" ilf .f ih ' , . . i n.iuri.-, a-t, ..a wu-) fcuown in my last, taey set tiie seal oi their condom- i .i. ..i- a i n, J i , ... . i ii"" nixj'iB in cnuro irr vara upon the present Constitution. . u.--u r . iui o-io-iju wuion iciuiis jiero ior iu toar years of esoenenca fa IU - " 7 ' " - J Customs revenue Cost of collection Percentage Officials NEW ORLEANS. Value of Importations Customs revenue , Cost of collection Percentage Officials . 8,033,060 329, 71G 4 per cent. 200 14,090.420 3,618,221 474,747 13 per cent. 413 Will tho XLIIId Congress kindly convene the XBIVth Congress in time to find out before the elections of 1876 what Grant's brotber-in-law Casey has done with the people's rtfbuey ? Jv". Y. World. ' j.oe answer is tnat n- is in- coIu to hav How so ? Vell, they say, They ob;cLc ion is called the people reservation, 1 unst it, and tho Rad3 will fn t.-.f- f'fll was then thought has shown new defects, and estab lished its utter nusuitableness to ths vtris of tho peoplo of North Carolina Why then postpone the call of a Con vention necessary to effect the desired changes ? Tiie answer is that it is in expedient if a Convention will vote aga beat us in 1870. The Presidential election ta.;es plee in 1870, and we shculd not cumbm- ourselves with tho Convention mov, Iwt it result in the State's going for the Radical nominee for President. But wait two years and wo will elect a Democratic President and carry the Convention also. Now such talk is the merest twad dle. There is no possible way for the calling of a Convention to result in in jury to the party. If a bill is passed by a two-thirds vole, authorizing the election of delegates to a Convention, all the people have to do is to elect good men,ond they will be as likely to do that as they were in the last cana- from Cart c-rc-t. urging to sit with closed itoorti to avoid tno vast inlluence of bondholders with ? 10, 000,000 in their hands, he hoped that the gentleman did not intend to reflect on thi3 House. We rise above the influence of mil lions of money or anything else but tno interest of those who sent us here. We propose to settle this debt, fairly cud honestly, and I do not wi.-h to give a handle to those who would condemn us because we do not com ply -Kith their avaricious demands by acting with c'osed doors aud thereby give them hh opportunity of saying that wo were ashamed to let the -ivm M see what we were doing. We know our duty, and lie hoped that wo will act under it fearlessly and boldly, with the faith and credit of North Carolina, but r.bove all f:c ire If arc of (he pco llc in view. He wanted his people and the world at large to see every movement in tho arrangement of this great debt question, aud asked it as lheir right. Ho urged tho motion lo postpone indefinitely. The motion to postpone indefinite! v prevailed. House bill to more effectually pun ish retailing without license, passed its reading. Honsa bill io extend the time of Shr-riti's and tax collectors to settle with the Public Treasurer, intmiinre.! by Bloyd, colored, was tabled. ; -rr i -u x - ! jio.ice urn ro raise tue compensa tion of County Commissioner, laid on tho table. Oa motiou cf Mr. Pago tho joint resolution lo empower tho Adjutant General to collect public arms, scr.t tered over the State, was taken un ami -1 f ntcrou a protoft beforo th-.- Governor, p:-"per;y brought ho llo v.-ao not ior oi i thp matter, sr.u tho f hi 5 remarks is to . shewed " o otv.-.oci- proving for ih to thi.-. bo.-lv. Tho following be-Icel Commit Uc was appointed to iaveatig-to the charges Hgaiusi J. C. L. Harris: Messrs. Walker, of Richmond, jXu-lch, Erwin, Caudler anel Glenn. THIRTEENTH DAY. rick, i-u iiiue ac to i)r. 5TcDov.'iJ. raised bu.-.he!.s i::s''tcls to tiie sieve, rays; Sid Bridi es ti inet. heloru'i..' of li.aka county. ci con;, beinic Vi"ho can bc.it it ? removal mil tii SENATE. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1S74. On motion of Mr. Jernigan, Mr. W. W. Peebles, Benator from Northamp ton, was permitted to qualify and take his seat. MZSSAGH FROM THE ITOUSE. xiie r:st ot tiie twenty aero fiedd is -. ft unrippsured, hut it 'is believed ill equal the first l;o- The Iliilsboro RfOordo snvs- We regret to Iirt that Mr. John E. Uu r:y. Kheriff of lVrson ci-nnfy. died a-, his ie-R-'dsfccn in ltoxboro ou" the 21; t ult. He vas elected to tho t.fiice ia August last. He v,as popular in his county and possessed cf very maiy estimable qualities. The Hickory Press thus spas of the'titi" weed pipe-stem, found in that section: This weed is a pipe-stem as soon as it comes out of the grouud. It is hollow to siart with, and needs no boring. By steaming it you can bend it into a double bow-knot and straighten ngain without iniaring it in tho least. If you don't "believe it, send and get one. The Robe?oniaa says: Rev. A. Mc Queen, pastor of tho Presbyterian church in this town, organised a iu n: ':T 1.7-1. i ,. , l" ! lonvg aieu ti Christian Association B tl"1', Sin;aung tne this place last Sunday, with 21 charter country upon the late cloriotis vicforv r.,- i-.. .t'J.z u s and expressing tne view that tho pco- cers: Col. N. A. McLean, President .0.-r .1 i"i . , ! " OA uoio country naa spoln W. JJ. Blake. Vice-President: Rev. .1. I - ......... y i . . . v . ' . , . . ... A- -. in abemiinab.'e bid, and thai the people of North Carolina desired to expre.se their unalterable objection to it. Mr. Cantwell moved to postpone un til next Tuesday tho farther conside. -r.iion cf this onertion. Adentni. ?dr. Jenkins, a bill to compromise aud set tle the Public Debt of the Stated Referred and ordered to bo printed. Mr. CashweH, a bill for the relief of the Sheriff of Bladen county, m-til the first day of January, because of a mis take that renders it r.ecessarj- for the Sheriff to return home before ho can settlo with the Treasurer. Referred. Mr. French, a resolution for the re lief ofthe W. & W. R. R. Co. Refers , to certain taxes pni.l into the fr-va1", ireasurv annnff tne yeav3 1870 ikelerrr a. Mr. Cantwell, a refolution eoneern- tage. sihlo Grnn' c. , any oth? Is the Republican party respon for this? Perhaps not; but has appointed his brother su- to th -a who not two ntl.s ex- i do j ago were doing these things, and pects him, no doubt, to go and likewise. Soon after tho return cf the Black Hills expedition a number of tho chief nv n of the Sioux camo to Fort Lin coln to havo a talk with Gen. Custer. eel to the invasion of their but Gen. Custer was able to satisfy them on that point; but they complained far more of tho rob beries by these traders, and, to give force to their complaints, brought with them samples of tho goods aad prices. They had a council at Bis ii:. p'f., .' h Mi- ln.i'wvl ecut, and in ttiut case, uhu, io injustice done them by the traelers was the bur den of their complaint, again exhibit ing goods and coinparinrr prices. Af ter their return to their agency, I am told, every few days a train of these people, mounted on horseback or in carts, would come streaming into Bismarck, making a round trip of 130 miles, in order to buy goods at reasonable prices. passcu'its read On motion of Mr. Ricbsrdson the oul to amend tiie charter of the Cspo I il33 the Frc-edman's Savings Bank, and Fear Agricultural Association, was I t!'G S. Banks of that name charier- called up and passed its readings. i d by Congress. oommitteo Mr. Glenn was adde-I to tho Jndini- ary Committee. TWELFTH DAY. SENATE. Requires that the on Banks and Currency j enqu-ra ana report how much, if an', : of the money deposited by the colored people of this State, in the Freed- muii a oavmgs jiauK established at Wilmington, Newborn and Raleigh by Gen. Nelson A. Miies, IT. S. A., Com missioner in charge, in 1807, has beeu El is. j irensnry; .J. A. McAllister, Censor; C. W. McKay, Librarian, i The Charlotte Observer cays: Char- iutte has already had more and better puo. c amusements this season than di has had before, and the end is not yet. To-morrow night we have the Ho'miris; the hall is engaged tho next niht by a company of juggler' from New York; m-xt Monday and Tr.etday nights the Bergers, and last evening Messrs. Sanders & Carson received a letter from Hurry Watkir.s, in which he wrote to engage the Op era House for tiio evenings of the 18th, 10ih and 20th of January for a cocip ny wlrch wanted to come then, though wnat company lie did not state. . mm . Ship Iluildinsr iu X or 111 Ciirollun. At one time ship building was car ried on es extensively in this State as in any State in the Union. Commenc ing from a very early period, when tho first f-cti'ers built thtir canoes, small boats and "plantation bnili" vessel:', dov.il to IGotJ whsii the business cf building ship3 oa the rasquotauk river for transportation of pioduce to tho West Indies snd where the vessels were sold with their cargoo?,uptoa fewyears iiiieo a large number of the vessels re- Monday, Nov. 3Cth. j oaued out by the. cfrmers thcroDf, j quired in the trade wrre built of North tha tiie biU coaccraicfr the call of a iu- 1 1 . - ito. i.n of Stales of th shoe eaid Bank. AT. T ; -i . . in quantities i.i k i- ... , - . I W L t UU JlC (:l Jill lilr'114 1 1 M'r 1P till, 1 Aroi i j the payment of moueysto parties ho nau Deep robbed by dishonest -ofUcials. Mr. Busbee ofi'eied an amendment that "of all the switdies t-vt r perpe trated upon an innocent p: op:e. the Radioal Freedmen's Rank ewmdle ia referred. to pre or receivme cf cotton less than is usually baled, lint cr seed, between the either in hours of sunset and sunrise, beinir aa amend ment of former law, yis considered, and after some diseussiou as to needed amendments, was, on motion of Mr. French, recommended to the Judiciary Committee. Bill for the relief of L. Meginney, of Wilmington, wa3 recommitted to Judiciary Committee, at the request of Mr. Cantwell. Mr. Morehead asked a suspension of the rules to consider resolution to repeal aa act making the Governor a Carolina material and by North Caro l.na me.'haiaci an.l were considered ns go .1 j;s any constructed abroad. Why i it that t.'os business has been abandoned 'i lhe State has an ebuxd amv ' f as gwod mttt-rial now as ti.tr-, there the sumo demand ir god v.'-s; ;;, and we cannot bat btlmve this b-raucii of mechaidcd art if carried on extensively, w uld bt come one of th m.;st impoitaut of trades iu the State. Let some of o:ir friends in the "OlS North State' revive the tiade hnd we have r.o tears of their sueetss. The the most inamou The resolution was tabled. Mr. Marler called up tho bi.i fcr the i general rent f cf Shenils. Paascd .U several readings. I ner, is blacker, morf glossy and en- Resolution nermittir or insr.lirT.fa i. ' duiins than anv other houid. 'iue ... . l. . & . - . , - i Si:o-. e lustre1, when nvxed with tur- pcnii:.o and upplied iu the umihI mn- waive the ten days' notice in certain cases. Passed its several readings. Resolutions concerning the removal tarpeutino prevents rust, and when applied ' to an old rnsty stove will make it look like new. ii