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Th ronimittw on the Stay Law have
neither extravagance, speculation, nor want
of ordinary prudence or business sagacity
s caused the present financial distress in
our State. The people could neither foresee
nor prepare for it. A great calamity has be
fallen them. Amid the wreck of their for
thfiv feel that time, should be allowed
them to adjust their industry and energies
to the new svstem, and that in their present
crippled condition to force their indebted
ness would destroy them, without benefiting
their creditore. .. The committee believe this
want-indulgence to be botii just and ngat.
Should no relief be afforded, the commit
tee are? satisfied that great demoralization,
and the complete derangement of the indus
trial efforts of the people will ensue Dis
quiet of mind and conscience will destroy all
directness of purpose care of wife and
child and love of self will outweigh the ad
monitions of conscience reciprocal support
and approval in concealemcnts will develop
every propensity to fraud dishonesty, cloth
ed in a garb of sophistry, will unabashed
present itself at every board and hearthstone,
the honest will bear others burdens until
thv are crushed and the State's reputation
for honesty will pass away forever. Man
needs alway the prayer '-lead us not in
to temptation." The committee, therefore,
deem indulgence not only just and right, but
politic and wise.
While the condition of the debtors has
been thus fully considered, the rights of the
creditors have not been overlooked, and the
committee have attempted to adjust the
rights of each, so that all may look forward
hopefully to a final settlement.
The committee submit the accompanying
ordinance, and unanimously recommend its
passage, hoping that it may be deemed just
to allfand that its adoption may stay any
tendency of the popular mind towards that
great moral and political evil, repudiation.
; - -. Respectfully,
GEO. HOWARD, Chairman.
AS ORDINANCE TO CHANGE THE .TCTUSDIC
- TION OF THE COURTS, AND THE RULES OF
Section 1. Be it ordained 7u the people of
North-Carolina, in Contention assembled, and
it is hereby ordained by authority of the same, j
That the jurisdiction of the several Courts of ;
the State, and of Justices of the Peace, ex-j
cept as provided in this ordinance, shall be j
as in the year I860. !
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained. That the j
several Superior Courts of Law, at the Spring j
Terms thereof only, shall have exclusive j
original jurisdiction to hear, try and deter- j
mine all actions of debt, covenant, assumpsit ;
or account, where the sum due or owing j
amounts (principal and interest) to sixty j
dollars or more.
Sec 3. Be it further ordained, That all
writs in debt, covenan, assumpsit or account '
shall be served at least thirty days (Sunday's j
included) before the return day. Within the i
first three days of the return term, should j
the defendant pay to the plaintiff, or into j
court to his use, one-tenth of the debt or de-
mand (principal and interest) and all costs J
to that time, he shall be allowed until next j
Spring Term to plead. At the said Spring j
Term, should the defendant pay to the plain- !
tiff, or into Court to his nse, one-fifth of the j
residue of the debt or demand and cost, he j
shall be allowed until the succeeding Spring i
Term to plead. At the said Spring Term, i
should the defendant pay to the plaintiff, or i
into Court to his use, one-half of the residue !
f the debt or demand, he shall be allowed j
until the succeeding Spring Term to plead, j
At the said Spring Term the plaintiff shall J
have judgment for the residue of his debt or ;
demand : Provided, hoiceter, That the plain- j
tiff, if required, shall file his debt or demand j
in writing, and if the defendant shall make j
oath that the whole or any part thereof is !
not jastly due, or that he has a counter claim, i
"all of which shall be particularly set forth j
by affidavit, then the defendant shall only j
pay the instalment required, of what he ad- t
mits to be due, and the Court shall order a
jury, at tne same or some subsequent term, i
to try the matters in dispute between the j
parties, and at the next Spring Term the de- j
fendant shall be allowed time to plead only j
upon payment of one-fifth of the residue of j
the admitted amount, and whatever the jury i
may find him indebted over and above the I
same: Provided, further, That should the j
defendant fail to pay the first or any subse- j
quent instalment, then and in that case the j
plaintiff shall be entitled to proceed to iudg- !
ment and execution according to the course
of the Court in 1860.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordanied, That all
suits in actions of debt, covenant, assnmpsit
or account issued to Fall Term of the Supe
rior Courts, shall be returned by the Sheriffs
to Spring Term, 1867, and all actions of
debt, covenant, assumpsit or account, now ,
pending in the Superior Court, shall be con
tinued to Spring Term, and if the defendant
has entered his pleas, he shall be allowed to
withdraw the same, and take the benefits of
section 3 of this ordinance.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That dor
mant . judgments shall only be revived by
actions of debt, and every scire facias to re
vive a jndgment shall be dismissed on mo
tion : Provided, That those now issued shall
be dismissed at the cost of the debtor.
Sec. 6. Be it further ordained, That the
Clerks of the several County Courts shall
transfer all actions of debt, covenant, as
sumpsit or account, how pending in their
respective Courts, to the Spring Term, 1867,
of the Superior Courts, and the said Spring
Term shall be deemed the return term there
of and the said actions shall stand as if origi
nally instituted in that Court.
Sec. 7. Be it further ordained, That the
Clerks of the several County Courts, if re
quested so to do by the plaintiffs, sixty days
before the Spring Terms, 1867, of the Supe
rior Courts, shall transmit to said Spring
Terms certified copies of the judnnents in
actions of debt, covenants, assumpsit or ac
count entered on the dockets of their Courts,
together with the writs of fieri facias or ven
ditioni exponas, issued thereon, and shall is
sue notices thereof to the defendants, which
notices shall be -served at least thirty days
before said Superior Courts. At the Spring
Terms aforesaid, the Courts shall on motion
order the said judgments to be entered on
the minute dockets, provided the same were
not dormant when transmitted from the
County Courts, and on such entries being
made, the said judgments shall be taken
and held to '.be judgments of the Superior
Courts, and. writs of fieri facias and ven
ditioni exponas may -issue,- as provided in
section 10 of this ordinance, following the
writs transmitted from the County Courts
and preserving .the liens, as if issued by the
same Court. . .. . 3
?' Be it further ordained, That the
c ia ?ch oaty shall return all writs
offien facias and venditioni exponas issued
S CZtj CoUrt oa ilgn.ents in ac
tions of debt, covenant, assumpsit or ac
count to the next term of, gala Court, with
out sale ; and shall return all writs 0fife
venditioni exponas issued on similar indu
menta irom me superior vonrt or decrees of
, tne uuui i muuey demand to
Spring Term, 1867, without sale. -.
' ;6ec. 9. Be it further ordained, That no
writs of fT Ja "tor venditioni
ments in actions of debt, covenants, aaauoap-
Bii account uw uuHUHii moud iium ' lue
Coautv Courts, nor shall said writs on such
jndgraewts issue front or to the Fall Terms
" of the Superior Courts, except in cases where
. defendant fails to comply with the provisions
of this ordinance- and it is directed that
plaintiff inay proceed-according to the regu
lar course of the Court.- V .i
- Sec. 10. Be it further ordained, That no
writs of fi fa or venditioni exponas judg
ment in actions of debt, covenant, assnmp
sit or account, or decrees for money j de
mands in Equity shall issue from Spring
Term, 1867, without permission f Courtj
and should the .defendant within the first
three clays pay one-tenth of the iudgment or
decree and costs then the writ shall be cred
ited one-tenth, issued and immediately re
turned" Indulged:" Provided, No plaintiff
shall be allowed to take the said one-tenth
without first entering his assent to said re
turn: And Provided fnrther, That such as
sent and return shall not prejudice any lien
the plaintiff may then have by virtue ot said
fifa or Aenditioni exponas: Provided Jur
Th.t nt Snrinr Term. 1868. the defen
dant upon paying one-fifth of the residue of
. -i J nnnfa allO.ll llflVO
the judgment or aecrec anu
indulgence in like manner. .
Sec. 11. Beit further ordained. That upon
all warrants before Justices of the Peacefor
a demand (principal and interest) of 25 or
less, should the defendant pay one-fifth to
i,. iint!ffnr tn thn Justice for his use, he
shall be allowed six months to plead, and at
the expiration of said six months, should he
pay as aforesaid one-half of the residue he
ii 'u i. .liAnwi air mnnths more to plead,
"" ... . l
,1 fhr. pvnirat.ion ot said six months
ciiin " 1
choii lioTA indcrnient and execution
for the residue. Upon demands (principal
and interest) of less than $ 60 and more than
$25, the defendant shall be allowed twelve
each payment :
Provided, That the plaintiff shall hie his
claim in writinsr. and if the defendant on
oath, shall denv the same, or present a coun
ter claim, the Justice shall proceed to try
TTnon iwdirment the defendant
shall be allowed a stav of execution for six
nr twelve months, as the case may be, upon
oavinsr one-fifth, and afterwards one-half, as
Sec. 12. Be it f urther ordained, That this
ordinance shall not apply to proceedings by
unless the defendant replevy
and give bail, and then and in that case the
proceedings shall be subject to the provis
ions of this ordinance as if commenced by
writ or warrant.
Sec. 13. Beit further ordained, That where
the action is by a Guardian in behalf of his
wards, still minors at the return term, and
the interest exceeds one-tenth, the first pay
ment shall be increased to the amount of in
t.r5t dnp not to exceed one-fifth of the
Sec. 14. Be it further ordained. That this
ordinance shall not effect the remedies for
rent of houses or lands since December 31,
1 865. or remedies upon bonds or notes given
executors or administrators for property of
their testators or intestates sold since July
1863 or that may hereafter be given, orreine
dies for the collection of State or County
Sec. 15. Be it further ordained, That la
borers in agriculture shall hr e a lien on the
crops, which they are hired to cultivate, for
Sec. 16. Be it further ordained. That any
creditor, attempted to be defrauded as set
forth in Section 1 Chapter 50 Revised Code,
mav without obtaining luclgement at law
file his bill in Equitv, and said Court is here
bv authorized and empowered to direct pro
per issues to be made up and tried, and to
make such orders and decrees as to
risht and iustice may appertain : and said
proceedings shall not affect the credi
tor's risrht to proceed at the same time
at law ; and any surety, before paying the
debt of his principal thus attempting to tie
fraud his creditors, may institute proceed
intra in eauitv. in like manner, to the end
that he mav obtain relief.
Sec. 17. Be it further ordaind. That exec
utors and administrators shall have five
vears in which to settle the estates of their
testators or intestes : and the Court may in
its discretion, extend the time of such as
have heretofore qualified, not exceeding five
years from the ratification of this ordinance,
and also the time tor pleading.
Sec. 18. Beit further ordained. That all
acts and parts of acts, suspending the oper
ation of the Statutes of limitation, as the
same appear in the Revised Code, are here
by repealed, except as herein provided ; and
it is hereby declared th-it the said acts were
not intended, and shall not be construed to
have any effect in preventing judgments
from becoming dormant.
Sec. 19. Be it further ordained, That any
sheriff, clerk, or other officer, failing to exe
cute any of the provisions of this ordinance,
when the execution thereot devolves on him
or issuing, or executing any process what
ever contrary to the provisions of this ordi
nance, shall be subject to a penality or five
hundred dollars, to be recovered by rule of
Court, as penalities and lines were recovered
Sec. 20. Be it further ordained. That in all
actions brought by any bank of the State or
by any assignee or endorsee of said bank, or
any officer of said bank, that it shall and
may be lawful for the defendant to set off
by plea or on trial any note issued by said
bank or its branches, whether the same has
been presented for payment or not, any law
or usasre to the contrary notwithstanding.
but said plea of set off on trial, shall not
avail to carry costs againit the plaintiff, un
less there has been a tender of such payment
before suit brought : Provided, That should
the defendant require the debt to be scaled
according to the scale of depreciation of
Confederate currency, then and in that case
the said notes shall not be a set off in any
Sec. 21. Be it further ordained. That the
General Assembly shall have no power to re
peal, alter or modify this ordinance until the
third Monday of November, 1868, and this
ordinance shall take effect and be in force
from and after its ratification.
An Enormous Fossil. A recent issue
of the Montana Radiator has an account
of an important discovery made in that
section. It says : The evidence adduced
two weeks ago as to the existence, at
some far-off period of the past, of an an
tediluvian beast of monstrous propor
tions, by the discovery of a molar or
jaw tooth in the claim of Doctor Fales
in Last Chance Gulch, opposite the end
of Broad street, has received further
confirmation by the discovery of an ivo
ry tusk, in a . somewhat decomposed
state, about fifteen feet tn length. At
the point of discovery it measures nine
teen inches ; and in a distance of six
inches it increases to twenty-two and a
half inches, in in a distance of forty
six inches it increases to twenty-seven
and a half inches in circumference. A
hasty examination by Mr. Rumley, the
assayer, shows it principal constituent
part to be phosphate of lime ; its sur
face, fracture, and nerve and vein lines
are those of ivory. . The tusk, which
must have belonged to the father of all
elephants, was found about twenty-five
feet further up the gulch than where
the molar lay, and some four feet from
;the bed rock, and seventeen feet from
the surface of the ground. New York
Evening Post. ' ' ' - ' '
Wheat Crops. We continue to hear fav
orable reports of the growing wheat crops
in this adjoining counties, now- almost ready
to harvest.. Corn is doing finely. A gentle
man who has traveled much over the county,
reports that he never saw farms in better con
dition. The farmers, depending upon them
selves, are working in earnest. Statesvitte
American. , ... ; . - - .
GOV. WORTCIRCU;; ;
Xo the People of brth-Carolina." ;
TTvinr been elected by you as your" Gov
ernor in November last, for a term, which
will expire on the 1st oi January neii, uu
hciicvinff that my administration has
vour approval, I announce myself a
date for re-election in August next. --
- I do not propose to canvass tne Diaie. x uo
constant pressure of Executive duties, many
of which grow out oi our anomtuuu v"'.""
cal condition, require my constant attention.
If the practice of canvassing the State at any
time be a wise one, i am sure x wui uU.
it at this time, without detriment to the pub
lic interests. Nor do L deem it expcuiem, iu
address to you an extended circular,
past life and actions furnish the best guar
anty you can have as to my future conduct.
Into them I invite your candid scrutiny.
Upon some of the matters now engaging
public attention, I deem it my duty to pre
sent you my views, v
I think the chiel attention oi a duiwj ja.-
ecutive should be directed to State aflairs ;
but in our present unfortunate condition it
is proper,-and it will lie expected that I shall
give you my views on national affairs.
As a part ot my early education, i was re
quired to commit to memory ana renearse
that portion of the farewell address of the
father ot his country, in wnicn ne so earnest
ly warns us to indignantly " frown upon the
first dawning of any attempt to alienate
anv portion of our country from the rest.
This became a fixed sentiment with me. The
preservation of the Union has been tue polar
star of my political life. In the circular by
which I announced myseit as a canaiuaie ior
the honorable position which I now fill, I
referred to the fact that I had offered, in the
House of Commons in 1831, resolutions de
nouncing nullification ; that a3 a Senator in
the General Assembly of 1860-'61, in a for
lorn minority, I constantly combatted every
thing which" I thought tended to disunion ;
voting in Slay, 1881, with only two others,
against the call of a Convention. I referred
also to a circular which I addressed to my
constituents in January, 1861, when the ques
tion of Convention or no Convention was to
be decided by their votes, in which I urged
them not to be deceived by the cry that the
Convention was to be called to " save the
Union," that it was called to " destroy it."
I then circulated among my constituents the
celebrated speech of Andrew Johnson, then
Senator from Tennessee and now President
of the United States, in which he denounced
with equal fervor Xbrthern disunionism and
Southern disunion ism. I concurred with him
then, as cordially as I do now.
In my circular of last October, I stated to
you that I had always looked back on my
course in all these instances with great satis
faction. In the ensuing election many of
you who had always concurred with me, and
many who had formerly differed with me in
these views, voted for me. All who voted
had recently renewed their allegiance to the
United Stafes by taking the oath prescribed
in the President's amnesty proclamation. I
entertain no doubt that they took this oath
with the honorable and sincere purpose
faithfully to observe it. All desired that
our former relations with the Union should
be speedily renewed. I regarded the cordial
vote for nic by many of those who had main
tained the doctrine of secession, as in accor
dance with their recent pledge of loyalty to
the United States, and as a token of respect
for my consistent political record, and hence
I received their support as alike creditable
to them and to me.
I declared in my circular to you last Fall,
and I now repeat, that if elected, " as far as
my official position would enable me to do
it," both from inclination and conviction of
duty. I should endeavor to soften the ani
mosities which have grown out of the hor
rible war, now happily ended. If some of us
have grievously erred, grievously have all of
us atoned for it. I shall endeavor to encou
rage a spirit of mutual forgiveness, a return
to habits of law and order, and steadfast at
tachment to the Union, which made us so
great and prosperous a people while we ad
hered to the counsels of Washington." I
have endeavored to act in conformity to these
I refer to these prominent points in my
political record and the circumstances under
which you did me the honor to elect me last
November, to counteract the unjust impres
sion which many have sought to make, at
home and abroad, that my election was a
disunion triumph. The imputation isgrossly
unjust to me, and as I believe equally unjust
to everybody who voted for me.
My conduct in the discharge of my admin
istrative duties is known to you; and I have
so recently had occasion, in my message to
the General Assembly, to present my views
in relation to State policy, which message
was very extensively circulated throughout
the State, that I deem it unnecessary to re
Wise policy requires, in order to restore
prosperity and order, that every citizen
quietly and industriously pursue his occupa
tion, and obey the laws of his country while
they are in force, however distasteful some
of them may be. If we would have peace
and plenty we must look for the'm as the
fruits of order and industry. The wisest
legislation without these will be unavailing ;
and with them, the worst legislation will but
retard the return of prosperity.
We are, as I think, unwisely and uncon
stitutionally excluded from the National
councils, but the'results of war have made us
powerless. It is unwise to indulge in de
nunciations of the dominant power, and not
inconsistent with real dignity andproperself
respect, to abstain from intemperate remon
strances. Let us quietly pursue our several
avocations, and hope that Providence will
ultimately guide the minds of our late foes
to counsels becoming magnanimity and wise
and generous statesmanship.
The great object of all good men and wise
statesmen should now be to mollify the pas
sions which have grown out ot the late con
flict, and by all their influence to endeavor to
restore cordial reconciliation between the lately
alienated sections. The good of our whole
nation requires sincer&-nnd universal recon
ciliation. This can not be if proscription and
mutual crimination be indulged. The sub
lime injunctions of holy writ which forbid
the indulgence of maevolence, are universal
in their application.!
In such a convulsion as that from which
we are emerging, many will have received
grievous injuries. No good can spring from
the indulgence of revengeful feeling. Let
every good citizen exert himself to repress
it. Both philosophy and our religion rank
forgiveness and charity among the chiefest
of virtues, and as there are few of us who
have not occasion to ask forgiveness for our
Own acts, let us' be merciful to each other.
If you shall re-elect me as your chief magis
trate, I appeal to my past conduct to sustain
me in the assurance that I will do all I can
to prove myself worthy of your renewed con
fidence. JONATHAN WORTH.
Raleigh, June 11th, 1863.
Peat. The Hartford and New Ha
ven Railroad intends to substitute peat
for coal as a fuel for locomotives., All
the peat beds contiguous to the' line of
the road have been bought ' npj ' The ;
experiments with -peat on locomotives
m Ureat Joriiain last year proved that
it might-be used with greater advant .'v . '
age and economy" than ;CoaL . A ma-" "We publish to-day the report of the Com
chihe has beenan vented whicti receives' hiitteo on.the Stay Law, together with an Or
the crude peat just as it is ; taken from ' dinance to carry the views of the Committee
the bog, condenses it, and m a few min- ,
VCT AV XXX VU X V X XXX VX Ml XU JkB,
winch are then exposed, dried,
ready ior use. '
JUNE 14. .1868.
Gov. Worth has issued ft Circular to the
people of the State, announcing himself a
candidate for Governor. His organ, the
Sentinel, says he. has done this without
waiting for the nomination of cliques, cau-
cusses, or :-conventions, in omei wwiuo,
without any invitation whatever. W e believe
there has been one meeting at which Gov.
Worth has been nominated, and that was in
his own County, which voted against him in
November last. It is probable that if Mr.
Dick's friends had made a vigorous rally,
that that gentleman would have been nomi
nated at the meeting referred to, instead ot
But the State Convention is in session,
composed of a majority of Union men. How
is it that Gov. Worth was not nominated by
the Union portion of the Convention, if it be
true that he is a Simon Pure Union man ?
Are the grape3 sour ? And then there are
gentlemen in that body to whom Gov. Worth
owes his election in November last. Why
was he not requested by some of them to be
a candidate ? Is be ashamed of his friends ?
was it thought that a nomination from
such a source would not be advantageous to
The Governor seems to think the seces
sionists acted " creditably" in voting for him
in November last, and that he acted also in
a " creditable" manner to obtain their votes.
But he has no word of compliment or com;
mendation for the twenty-five thousand true
Union men who voted against him. ne will
be on good terms with them if they will go to
him, but he will not come to them. They
did risrht last November. They have not
sinned. Gov. W. did wrong last November.
Gov. W. sinned. If union, harmony, and
mutual forbearance be desirable, as they
certainly are, they cannot be reached by an
unconditional surrender by those who have
committed no offence to those who have.
Has Gov. Worth thought of that ? So far as
we are concerned we have uniformly acted on
principle. Men should not be considered
when principle is at stake. VV e have re
peatedly stated that if Gov. Worth would
plant himself squarely and finally on true
Union ground, and would shake off the per
nicious influences by which he vas elected
in November last, we would forget the past,
and would give him our humble support.
But he does not seem disposed to do this.
He seems to like the new company in which
he finds himself better, than he does his old
We agree with the Governor that "the
good of our whole nation requires sincere
and universal reconciliation." So far as this
State is concerned, the only persons who are
so acting as to prevent this reconciliation are
the peculiar friends and supporters of Gov.
Worth. We hope his admonition will not
be without its effect on those to whom it
should have been addressed.
We regret to find the Governor speaking
of any law of the land as " distasteful " to
our people. If he says that, what will not
many of his desperate partizans and sup
porters say 1 What will they not do ? Al
ready some of them have denounced the gov
ernment, reviled the flag, and declared that
the land tax imposed by the Congress should
not be collected except at the point of the
bayonet. Gov. W. should be careful how he
gives his countenance to such conduct on the
part of his friends.
North-Carolina will not adopt or accept
the terms proposed by Congress. Her Con
vention will not stultify her people by such
action. We doubt if any Southern State
will adopt it. Sentinel.
Who made the Sentidel " a judge in Is
The Sentinel speaks for Gov. Worth.
Gov. W. will not, in any event, accept the
Howard amendment. This is of record.
Now, this amendment may be ratified by
the States. We prefer the President's plan.
We are for that plan against all others.
But if we cannot get it, we will take the
Howard amendment, because we know that
if we reject it the terms thereafter'"imposed
will be much harder than any we have yet
feared. Is not this view reasonable ? Who
says nay to it ?
We repeat, the Howard amendment may
be adopted. Gov. Worth is opposed to it.
He was elected last November mainly by
secession votes. Where will he be if the
Howard amendment should prevail? Has
he thought of this ? May Jie not suddenly
drop out of his office, even if re-elected ?
and is it not probable, under the circum
stances, that the Congress will refuse to "re
move the pressure " from him ?
Gov. Worth and his friends will neither
carry out the President's plan in good faith,
nor accept any other plan. Are they in ear
nest in their wish to be restored to the
Union ? If they are not, it will make no
difference, for the Union will le restored,
happen what may. There can be no doubt
We shall publish in our next the speech of
Mr. McCorkle, of Stanley, delivered in the
Convention on the subject of property quali
fication for office. We shall also have the
pleasure soon of laying before our readers the
speech of Mr. Bynuin on the basis, and that
of Judge Buxton on imprisonment for debt.
We would be glad to publish the speech of
Gen. Logan on the basis, if he would write
it out for the press.
The Basis. The Convention was enga
ged for the most part yesterday in discussing
the basis of representation in the Legislature.
It is thought some compromise may be effec-
fted, by which the white basis will be estab-
11 I I 3 f.a TTfliaO On1 TlA Knsin
ii the Senate. We do not wish to be regar
ded as an inteimeddler, "but we have no hesi
tation in expressing the opinion that the
white basis ' should be established for both
; Houses.' Old things have passed away ;
behold, all things have become new."
into effect. .This is an important, subject,
.This is an
and jve feel sure will receive . the! most
thorough consideration., at the hands of the
..Ireier to-these prominent-points in .m-'f
political record and the circumstances under
which y6u did me the honor tc elect me la.' i
tNovember,.to counteract the unjust imprev "
sion which many have sought to make, s ; :
borne and abroad. that my election was
disunion; triumph. " The imputation is gross
Iv unjust to me, and as I believe equally un
just to every body ; who voted tor me.
Gov. Worth s Circular.
From the Standard of November 29th, 1865.
IMPORTANT FBOM THE PRESIDENT.
Gov. Holden has received the followin-
telegram from the President, which is lau
before the public for information :
WASHINGTON, .NOV. ZTtD, 1000.
Hon. W. W. Holden, Provisional Governor:
Accept my thanks for the noble and efn
cient manner in which you have discharge
your duty as Provisional Governor. Yo
will be sustained by tne government.
The results of the recent elections in JNorti
Carolina have greatly damaged the prospect
of the State, in the restoration of its Go
ernmental relations. Should the action an
the spirit of the Legislature be in the sam
direction, it will greatly increase the uiischU
alreadv done, and might be fatal.
It is hoped the action and spirit mamfe?
ted by the Legislature will be so directed, a
rather to repair than increase the difficultie
under which the State has already place.
itself. ANDREW JOHNSON,
President of the United States.
If the President has withdrawn or ever,
qualified the above, we do not know it. I -
stands as when written.
There were but two sides to the questioc.
in JMovember last, lue aiscontenreti am.
disloyal certainly did not vote against Gov.
Worth. They voted in large numbers, and
they must have voted for him. The Presi
dent was aware of this fact, and hence am
statement that "the results of the recen
elections in North-Carolina have greatb
damaged the prospects of the State in the
restoration of its governmental relations."
The Wilson North-Carolinian makes the
following allusion to the State Convention,
now in session :
" What is the Convention doing," or why
does it not adjourn ? We can tell you ; it
is increasing your taxes, a fact ou will ere
long discover for yourselves. Besides this,
there is something else brewing. A portior
of that body are at a very dirty piece o
work. The majority of the delegates, at tho
time they were chosen, were understood to
belong to that class of snivelling dirt-eatinp
snobs, known as Union men, who have a pe
culiar relish for a species of filth, known as
the " test oath," and who are so contempti
ble that no one saw fit to vote against them,
hence their election."
The authors of the above are infamous
traitors, who deserve to be severely punished.
But for dignifying a small matter, it would
be well for the Convention to direct the
Sheriff of Wilson County to suppress this
The Vitalitv of Fish. A New Bedford
dog-fish, after having been cut completely
open und relieved of his intestines, and hav
ing been left exposed to the Sun about twen
ty minutes, upon being thrown into the
water, swam off vigorously.
This accords with an incident that took
place near Beaufort Harbor, in this State,
several years ago. A shark, of six feet in
length, was caught with a hook, taken on
board, the liver cut out of its side, and the
shark thrown overboard ; the same shark,
an hour afterwards, a mile or more distant
from the place, was caught a second time,
and apparently vigorous, and not at all in
commoded by loss of its liver. The dog-fish
mentioned at Bedford is a species of the
Thad. Stevens' health is growing worse.
" Praise to God loud praise and high,
That the wicked come to die."
No Union paper provoked this cold
blooded allusion to Mr. Stevens. It welled
up spontaneously from the heart of the In.
dex. Such allusions are disgraceful to hu
man nature, tend to widen the breach be
tween the North and South, aud add to the
impending danger of civil war.
We received the last Williams ton Exposi
tor in a very wet condition. This is the
first time there has been any water about the
Expositor establishment since the paper was
The only fault we find with ou:r friend of
the Charlotte Democrat is, that- he spells
gnat with a k.
We will inform our vine-growing friend
that Mish's Pamlico, and the Skoupemong
were in full bloom this year, June 10th.
Let us know how his Pamlico fit mrishes in
m m m
The immortal J. N., the greatesrt philoso
pher, satirist, and orator of this or any other
age, addressed a breathless audience in front
of the Yarbrough House, on Monday night
last, for nearly two hours. He very success
fully demonstrated his theory that both the
North and the South were right in the late
struggle, viewed from their respective stand
points. J. N. will martyr on the 18th, at
Columbus, Ohio. He relieved the entire
congregation in this City by ta king all the
" pressure " on himself.
Henry D. Turner, Esq. It will be seen,
by his Card in our paper to-day, that this
estimable gentleman has been compelled by
age and affliction, to retire from business.
Our entire community, and many friends in
all parts of the State, will express the wish
when they see this Card that this excellent
man may bes spared yet many years to his
family and to society.
We have no doubt the new firm will omit
no pains to continue the good name which -the
establishment has built up lit the long
course of more than thi rty years.
Our neighbor of the Progress is presenting
reports of the proceedings of the Convention
in which, the remarks of members, are char-
acterized. . A reporter should give only what
is said, and done, and withhold his own opin
ions. For example, the reporter says, "Mt '
Dick made a clap-trap speech, which nobody
could anderstand," &c."We beg leave to
say to- our neighbor that .all this is 14 out of,
order., ;y- ;x .yv ;.':r';
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'. The House of Representatives o Monday ,
last, by a Vote of 105 to 19, on mtk of Jttr,
BoutwexT, ; ?esolved -that Jefferson Davis
ought to M held in custody land be tried. '
according to the laws of the land. C ,' -' ".
Mr. Mebane.1 from the committee on ad
journment, reported a resolution :to adjourn
- . . - . x. man niana
sine ate on monaay, next, jjxouiuxi. x.
o suspend the rules. . ' . -' 4 ,
Mr. Caldwell oi uurse, opposed mo i-
tion. ' ... ' . . V "
The motion to suspend was deteatea, yeas
52, nays 35, two-thirds being requisite.
Mr. Moore of Wake, reported an ordinance
from the committee authorizing the sale of
the Western N. C. Railroad, recommending
its passage. .
A minority report was submitted opposing
the proposition to sell. Both laid over.
Mr. Forkner from committee reported a
substitute for two ordinances concerning the
passage of fish in navigable and unnavigable
waters in the State, referred to it. .
Mr. Dockery, a report from the committee
on finance recommending that certain Pro
visional Judsres be paid for their services.
VT,. AfiVR.ii n. an ordinance from finance
pninrnittee for relief of Goodman Durden.
Mr. Adams a resolution denying the right
of Magistrates to levy taxes for certain pur-
Mr. Howard, from committee on stay law
reported an ordinance recommending its pas
Mr. Bingham a resolution to limit debate.
"Mr T?ir!hard9on. an ordinance to amend
an act concerning salaries ana iees.
On motion of Mr. Patterson, tne lyonven
tinn took un an ordinance to authorize tue
exchange of Stocks Deionging to tue otaus
for bonds issued before the year 1861, on its
Mr. Barrow moved to amena tne ordinance
hv strikinar out the word "year" in the
fourth line of the first section, and inserting
the words " prior to the 20th of May, 1861
rrhp ohiect of this amendment is to cover
the case of bonds issued to the Wilmington,
riiarlotte and Rutherford Railroad Company,
bearing date April 1st, 1861. These bonds
were used in paying for iron purchased in
Kp.w York for said Road.1
The amendment wa3 adopted, after some
The ordinance as amended then passed its
oor-nnrl reading, and was read a third time.
Mr. Gilliam said upon the third reading of
the bill that he was opposed to the system of
general legislation going on m tne conven
tion, and as this ordinance was a part of it.
he wot Id vote against it ; not, however, that
he favored in the slightest degree anything
lookinor to a repudiation of the old State
debt. He was for paying the last peny of it,
Was taken up, and section 2nd of art.
urns read, when
Mr. Moore, of Wake, offered the following
substitute for section 2. article 111, wmcn
was adonted. after discussion.
" No person shall be eligible as Governor
or Lieutenant Governor, unless ne snail ue a
native citizen of the State, or shall have been
a citizen of the United States for twenty
vears. shall have attained the age of thirty
years, shall have been a resident of the State
for five vears next, before the day of election
and shall have therein a freehold in lands
and tenements of the value of two thousand
Mr. Conisrland addressed the Convention
in favor of the substitute.
After some further discussion the matter
was nnssed over informally.
A messasre was received from Gov. Worth
in relation to the great seal of State.
Of the constitution was next considered,
Mr. Moore of Wake, moved two additional
sections : one providing that all officeholders
and electors under tne constitution oi mis
State shall be white persons ; and the other,
to disqualify anv person convicted of felony
from holding any office. Adopted.
Mr. Moore of Wake, moved to insert as
section 6 in this article " that private proper
ty shall not be taken for public use without
just compensation paid in due time," wmcn
Mr. Buxton offered an amendment to sec
tion 4 providing that no person in this State
shall ever hereafter be imprisoned for debt.
Mr. Buxton read an elaborate and aDie
argument in defence of the amendment, when
Messrs Phillips, Eaton, McCorkle, Winston
and Kins opposed, and Messrs. Buxton and
McDonald of Moore, urged its passage.
The amendment was deteatea yeas i-a,
Wepnesdat, June 13th, 1866. -On
motion of Mr. Brooks, ordinance No.
178, was taken up and passed.
An ordinance tor reliet ot tne people was
reported back by committee, who asked to
Mr. Moore, of Chatham, a resolution to ad
journ on Monday next ; also.
That ordinances passed oy convention ue
submitted to the people for ratification.
Mr. Patterson, a resolution to prevent tne
distillation of grain.
Mr. Odom, moved to taKe up nis resolu
tion to adjourn on Monday next sine die.
Mr. McDonald ot Moore, moved to amend
that when this Convention adjourn, it be
subject to be re-assembled at the call of
Messrs. Thompson ot uertie, lirown oi cas
well, and Dockery of Richmond.
Messrs. McDonald and Dick detendea tne
amendment, Messrs. Ferebee and Richardson
The hour for the special order having ar
rived during discussion, it was taken up ; and
BASIS OF REPRESENTATION.
Mr. Logan's amendment was read, when
Mr. Conigland took the floor and delivered
an argument oi wnicn we can give ouiy
a very short summary. He said that
it was urged by the gentleman from Lincoln
that the white basis would establish equality
in the Legislative department ot the btate.
He could see no equality in it. It would
establish the numerical superiority of the
west over the east merely, in other words
give the strong man lull power over the
weak one. It would inaugurate a govern
ment of force merely. He scorned the wild
mob. Without restraint or checks all govern
ments placed entirely in their hands inevita
bly tended to anarchy or despotism. There
was no principle of true equality in it. He
would elucidate the true principle of equality
which ought to be established.
Let the interests of jiroperty and numerical
superiority be joined. Let them be blended
in an harmonious body. What holds society
together but property i Society was formed
for the protection of property, and to discard
this fundamental principle ot tree govern
ment was to sow the seed of anarcny and
dissolution. If I pay $2 tax, said he, and
four other citizens pay but $2 collectively,
I want protection for my $2 against the nu
merical superiority of the four. Let us ex
amine the figures. One white man eastjpays
as much tax as four west. In Hertford one
white man paid as' much ; tax- as seven m
Buncombe : in Martin one as much as nine
in Havwood. and so. on through the whole
east and west. This property of the east
ouehttobe protected. Up to the present
hour it has been; and thus far out I State has
pursued her conservative,, career to the
safety and prosperity of her citizens.- ,
Mr. Boyden said that he favored taxation
as a basis for the Senate, and for the House
of Commons, the ' white population."! This
would be in accordance with the spirit of the
Constitution, that one House mfcrht act as a
check .-upon 'the other; ; He - pursued vhi?
remarks turther: but 'our space torDias an
' extended report.-. - . . . - . - . - .
; Mr. Phillips offered ' substitute" for Mr.
Logan's; amendment, making V taxation be
basis- in thevSenate, and white population i
the House, to go into. ; effect when the Con"1
stitution is ratified by the people.
jur. : Aiojre oi w aite, said he desired tn
direct attention of delegates to what w.iJ
be the character of. our State government
should the white basis be adopted for both
Senate and House of Commons
The Governor is elected by whitp n.i
with no veto power, the House of Onmi3
is elected ty the same people and the SenntI
WlStXXlX ISO ClVbCU Xjr.L-llC Bill lit.
So that all checks established in the Con
stitution would have been swept away and
that instrument placed in the hands of on
class alone. The State government
only be kept fhim. anarchy by the protecting
hand of the federal government. -
He admitted the fundamental nrin0;i
that all power was derived from the hp,.i'
but he' held that it was no abridgment of th '
powers of the people to. fling checks and re6
straints about their agents.
Every government has. its check ti.
United States government is one of checks
and balances, and so is the English govern
ment. In government there were two area
interest, persons and property. Both ouMit
to be protected, ana he desired that the pro'
fe x-.-x'w., xj um oiate Don
stitution should remain. .
If the West should now establish tlw
basis, in order to regain power, ere lonr the
East would agitate for negro suffrage. What
a conuiiiuii wuuiu we ue in men JJe ask
ed gentlemen to pause and consider the fu
ture. Mr. Moore proceeded at some flirts.
Mr. Caldwell ot Burke said he was willW
to vote for Mr. Phillips' amendment nr,-.i
ed that it went into effect immediately go
that the next Legislature might be consti
tuted under it.
A debate here' sprung up between Messrs.
Settle, Caldwell, Dick, and Messrs. Phillips
Rumley, Satterthwahe, Bynum, Starbuckand
King, all favoring the compromise measure
of taxation in Senate and white basis in
House, but disagreeing as to the time the
amendment should take effect, the former for
immediate effect and the latter advocating
that it should be submitted to the people.
A motion was made to refer the whole
matter, but was lost.
The amendment was then adopted by the
Yeas Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Baines
Barrow, Berry, Boyden, Brickell, Brown
Brooks, Burgin, Buxton, Conigland, Dock
ery, Faton, Faircloth, Ferebee, Foy, Gilliam
Godwin, Grissom, Hodge, Howard, Jackson',
Jarvis, Joyce, Joyner, King, Lash, Lyon'
McCauley, McCorkle, McKoy of Sampson
McKay of Harnett, McGehee, Nat McLean,
McLaughlin, McRae, Mebane, Moore of
Wake, Murphy, Norfleet, Odom, Patterson,
Perkins, Person, Phillips, Polk, Richarrlson,
Rumley. Russell, Rush, Satterthwahe, Sim
mons, Sloan, Smith of Anson, Spencer of
Hyde, Spencer of Montgomery, Starbuck,
Stephenson, Thompson, Walkup, Ward,
Warren, AVillev, Williams, Winburne and
Nays Messrs. Baker, Bingham, Bradley,
Bryan, Bynum, Caldwell of Burke, Caldwell
of Guilford, Dick, Dickey, Ellis, Faulkner,.
Gahagan, Garland, Garrett, Harris of Guil
ford, Harris of Rutherford, Harrison, Haynes,
Henry, Jones of Davidson, Jones of Hender
son, Jones of Rowan, Logan, Love of Jack
son, McDonald of Chatham, SIcDonald of
Moore, Moore of Chatham, Smith of John
ston, Smith of Wilkes, Stewart and Swan
When, Mr. Bynum offered the ordinance
originally introduced by himself as a sub
stitute for the whole.
Mr. Bynum said the only difference be
tween his ordinance and the amendment
just adopted, was that his ordinance provi
ded for the change in basis of representation
to take imediate effect.
Mr. Grissom moved to reconsider the ordi
nance for exchanging stocks of the State for
bonds issued before the year 1861, which
motion lies over until to-morrow. ,
In this City, on the 13th Inst, at 7 o'clock
A. M., Paul, eldest son of P. F. and Annie H.
Faison, aged one year and eleven months. ..
" Suffer little children to come unto me and
forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of
God." . ,
We are requested to give notice that tlie
funeral will take place from the Episcopal Church
on the 14th inst, at 5 o'clock, P. ' M. .
At Uis residence in Wake County, on the 5th
inst, Seth Jones, Esq., in the 82d year of his
age, " , : ';"
The deceased had attained a ripe old age in the
County of bis birth, in which he was much re
spected and honored, and departed surrounded
by an affectionate family, and by friends who
sympathize with them in their affliction. Seth
Jones was the son of Nathaniel Jones, of White
Plains, Wake County. He was the last of several
brothers who were well known in this County,
and who, in their day and generation, were very
useful as citizens and as honored public servants,,
and respected and esteemed by their neighbors.
The deceased bad frequently served the people
of Wake County in the State Legislature. He
was always true to his pledges and principles.
He was a nseiul and respected member of that
body at a time when our best public men con
ducted the administration of the State govern
ment; when promises -by public men, if made
sparingly, were seldom violated; when profes
sions of economy and of devotion to popular
rights, were not lightly uttered for the purpose
of securing political snrceM ; and when the stern
virtues that characterized, our revolutionary an
cestors were still exerting teueficent influence
on the public service. r3ut Mr. Jones devoted
his energies for the most part to agriculture and
its kindred sciences.; It Was. observed by Dean
Swift that "he who made two blades of grass
grow where only one bad grown before, was more
useful to society than the whole race of mere
politicians." Mr. Jones, as a practical farmer,
prospered and grew rich om laud by no means
fertile in its natural condition ; and by his patient
industry, his enterprise, his excellent discrimina
tion, and his attention to his blooded stock, and
his fruits of various kinds, placed himself, though
not versed in chemistry, or in knowledge of soils
acquired from books, at the head I the farmers
of his County. He was, we believe, the earliest
raiser of blooded cattle in this part of the State.
He excelled in the variety and lusciousness of his
fruits. He was also a grower of eotton on a large
scale, for the most part on land "enriched by a
judicious application of fertilizers. And in these
respects, as well as in others, without ostentation
or any affectation of superior information in his
calling, he set an example which the present
generation of young men would do well to follow.
But it was In his hospitable mansion, surround
ed by his amiable tomlly, that his character mani
fested itself in its most attractive features. He
seemed never to know, that he had done enough,
in his positive, good-humored, but not obtrusive
manner, to make his guests feel themselves at
home. The writer of this, who knew him long"
and well, cherishes the. most agreeable recollec
tions .ot. Ilia steady friendship ""through .every
change. He - was an honest man and a patriot
He served his generation faithfully,' and rests in
hope. His afflicted family, and his friends, in
various parU of "the 8tate, will always cherish
fondly the recollection of Ms good qualities as a
man and his sterling worth as a citizen.
TPOB A FEW DAYS OR LY, , -
4. - RARE - OPPORTUNITY'' WILL BE OF
FERED to those who desire to purchase any ar
ticle, usually kept;! a; well assorted stock oi
goods suited to this market. .,
C i -A LADIES'.; , DRESS - GOODS,
HatsWaDS. B.Hts. Shoes. Hardware,' Crockery,.
Family Oroceriea-Perfumery, Stationary ,&c. c-
Xlfr-. Ab v. .T. ,
MURK A is,
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