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" Liberty arid. Union, t now and foreyer pnb and inseparable.' Dasjel Webster. j,-,.. .". ', :" '' -V".":-.- ' v,v1-:- ; ' "' '- ""'" """.- ' ' '';- '": ! .'- ' .,-.".: -",..".; ; ; i ' .. , :'; 'j:',:v- ' : 1 ' :' V " ..- ,...:..,v ,:Vs,:. .-- . - - - - , sleigh, n. c.; Wednesday, June 13; isgg; VOL. XXXII. She WwWfi 'ftiintora W. W. HOLDEX & SON, ftUtare tfOea, prized publr. of the Laws of the United Stub Rates of Subscription. TERMS CAsa in Advance. $6 00 3 50 2 00 8 00 1 50 1 00 12 05 2:3 0 40 00 "3 " " 5 copies 1 year. 10 " 1 " an " I " . To those who get up clubs of five or more sub scribers, one copy, gratis, will be furnished. Subscribers who were cut off from us during the war and whose time of subscription had not ex pired, will be furnished the paper free on the restoration of communication, until the time be lillcd. If they desire the paper longer after that time, they must renew. A cross mark on the paper indicates the ex piration of the subscription. Rates of "Ten lines or one inch spaoe to constitute a uare- , 1 no One square, one insertion....- 5J- " Eaeh subsequent insertion 50 Liberal deduction made, by special contract, to large advertisers. . Court advertisements will be charged 25 pre cent, higher than the regular rates. Special Notices charged 50 per cent, higher than ordinary advertisements. For advertisements inserted irregnlarly, 25 per cent, hisher than usual rates will be charged. No paper in the South has advertising facilities superior to the Standard. Letters must be addressed to W. W. Holden, ) W. W. HOLDKN & SON, J. W. HOLDES. f Kalciffh, N. C. Mr. Dick " is willing to submit, in all events, to the Constitution of the United States." Pray, who is not as it now stands? But we are not willing to submit to such a one as Thad. Stevens may frame, if Mr. Dick is. Mr. Dick, Mr. Holden, and Thad. Stevens are all on the same platform They are mortal enemies to the South and are schem ing for her ruia and disgrace. Beware of them. Salisbury Banner. Mr. Dick is the same man lie was in May, 18C5, when he pleaded with the President in such eloquent terms for mercy for secession ists and traitors. From the moment the re bellion was suppressed up to the present time, Mr. Dick's voice has been heard on the side of clemency for the conquered. We honor him for his magnanimity and goodness . of heart. But how has he been requited for all this? He is a "mortal enemy of the South," and is " scheming for her ruin and disgrace !" Such a lie ought to have blistered the tongue of the person who uttered it. The Editor of the Banner only announces in rough terms that which is the feeling of nearly all the secessionists and Worthites in this State. These people hold, not only that the majority in Congress are usurpers and revolutionists, and as such ought to be ex pelled from their seats, it such a thing were possible ; but they have united in the fixed purpose to make treason respectable and honorable, and devotion to the Union odious and infamous. Tliis is palpable in all they say and do. Now, we meet them more than half way on this issue. For the Confederate soldiers who were forced into the war, and who fought, as they all fought heroically, we entertain respect and esteem. Kearly all of them have submitted in good faith to the national authority, and are at work, striving to make an honest living. But it is different with many of the secessionists and latter-day war men. They, (the originals,) involved the country in war because they were about to lose the offices ; and now, they and their latter-day allies are keeping the country divided, and ate fomenting strife and ill feeling, because they know that the restora tion of the Union on a loyal basis will again deprive them of oflice. They know that be fore the State.can go back they must go out. Hence their refusal to carry out President Johnson's plan, and hence their opposition to any and every plan that promises restora tion. This is the whole secret of their course. They would rather remain out of the Union indefinitely in office, than to go out of office to have the Union restored. The true friends of the South are those who, like Mr. Dick, warned the people that secession would involve the country in war would result in the loss of hundreds of thou sands of lives, in the destruction of vast amounts of property, in the total loss of slave property, and in general demoralization and ruin : who labored to make peace from thp. earliest practicable moment, through the in-, tervention of the State governments, and who were anxious to restore the Union, and thus ensure a permanent, respectable, and stable government for the present and future generations. These were and are the tine friends of the South. Those who pursued an opposite course were and are our enemies. All the " ruin and disgrace " that have come opou us can be dearly traced to those who differed with Mr. Dick, with the writer of this, and with the Union and peace men of the State generally. Wc charge upon these men, as history will fix upon them, the odium. nd the disgrace, first, of having ruined their country ; and secondly, of having vio lated the oath they have taken to submit in good faith to the federal government. We charge upoa them further, as history will fix upon them, that after the Union men of the State have generously interpose to ' save their property from confiscation tnd their necks from the halter, they have meanly turned upon them, and with a spirit of in gratitude and selfishness that would disgrace an American savage, have endeai-ored to de troy their good name and baud, theji down, to posterity as odious and infamous. But the Union men defy them. They ' laugh ct their efforts to work themselves into respect ability, or to shake from their shirts the stains of treason. They are marked. ' Even now, after all their baseness, if they will re pent and submit they may be spared ; but unless they do this they will be pursued, exposed, and held up to the country in their true colors until all good people will shun them, and until history shall record them, first, as the authors of their- country's ruin, and then as foraenters of strife and sedition after they had profess3d to repent, and bad solemnly sworn to walk humbly and meekly, as it was their duty to do, as the only -expiation they could offer for their crimes. The Union men are backed and sustained not only by a consciousness of right, but by the whole prestige and power of the government. The result of the contest now going on be tween true men and traitors cannot be doubtfuL Treason trill be made odious, and "conscious traitors" will be punished. " Se cession radicals may exult for a season in the midst of the ruin they have wrought, but in the end they will be covered with confu sion, and consigned, with their latter-day allies, not only to the shades of private life, but to merited obloquy and contempt. ' " - Persecution of Union Men in Western North-Carolina. We alluded recently to the persecution of Union men in the Western part of this State, and we have since learned that at the late term of the Superior Court for Clay County. Mr. Soliciter Coleman caused one hundred and secenty-tltree indictments to be found against Union men, and only three against secessionists! ' We have learned this from W. H. Hogshed, of Clay County, who has travelled three hun dred and seventy-five miles to appeal to Gen. Ruger for justice in the name of the persecu ted Union men of Western Carolina. It is reported that President Johnson has also been appealed to on this subject, and that he has called the attention of Gov. Worth to these things. There is no ground for hoping that Gov. Worth will do justice to the persecuted Union men of this State. He is in full sympathy with such men as Mr. Solicitor Coleman, and his organ, the Sentinel, is constantly engaged in assailing and ridi culing the true Union men of this State. The Provisional Governor appointed R. M. Henry Esq., a loyal man, Solicitor of the mountain Circuit, but the last Legislature elected this person Coleman, a bitter rebel, in his place. Such are some of the fruits of Governor Worth's administration. No wonder Presi dent Johnson declared in November, that his election was most damaging to the cause of restoration. The practical result of his election has been that Union men are perse cuted and oppressed, while traitors are placed in office to lord it over the friends of the national government. If these things are to continue, our Union people will become indifferent and lose all heart. It is hard that the incoming of the Union forces, and the unfurling of the old flag, should bring no relief to those who were oppressed and per secuted by the rebel governments at Rich mond and Raleigh on account of their Union principles-. The Trial of Mr. Davis. The last Richmond Examiner says: 11 The present condition of the case of Mr Davis is this : It was announced that the court to try him would open its session at Richmond yesterday. A certain portion of his counsel arrived here on- Sunday, at 4 A. M., ready to proceed -ith his trial at once. Mr. O'Conor and Ex-Governor . Pratt, of Maryland, did not come through to Rich mond, but remained at Washington to insure such action there as might be appropriate in the event of a trial not being had here. There is every reason to believe that no ac tion affecting Mr. Davis will be had here. If so, there are good grounds for believing that he will either be admitted to bail or pa roled. He is prepared to furnish bail in the amount ot half a million of dollars. It is most probable, however, that he will be pa roled, and that he will never be tried. As there has befen some misunderstanding about the names of his counsel, we will state that the seniors are Messrs. O'Conor, William B. Read, of Philadelphia, G. W. Brown, of Baltimore, Ex-Governor Pratt, of Maryland, and James T. Rrady, of New York. The junior counsel are Messrs. George Shea, Charles Gross, of Philadelphia, Thomas H. Edsall and Edwin A. Van Sickle." tt would be a terrible blow to the loyal sentiment of the country to allow Mr. Davis to escape without trial. No one that we know of thursts for his blood, and but for the seditious and treasonable conduct of his followers the government wonld have been justified ere this in setting him loose. His followers and partizans are forcing the gov ernment to deal with him severely. On their head be the odium, if any, of trial, convic tion, and punishment. They might yet save him, if they would. We doubt if they really wish to save him. If they could make poll tical capital by his death, and thus obtain office, they would not care how soon he was tried, convicted, and executed. ." Y T" of the Sentinel is known. He is a poor creature who has hung around the precincts of power for many years past, sub sisting on those little leavings which ar scorned by honorable men. He is as grovelling and cowardly as he is mean and traitorous at heart. " ' ' " How ill whit5 hairs become a fool, and jester ! Make less thy body hence, and more thv grace : Leave gormandizing; know, the grave doth gape or thee thrice wider than for other men." And other vices. ; , Foun-n of Jrn,Y. A number of leadin: citizen if Ncwbern have issued a call for i meeting to take steps to celebrate suitabl, the approaching 4th of July. What say th citizens of Raleigh on the subject!. Shall we not have a celebration here also ? Proceedings of the Convention. ADJOURNED SESSION. : . . . Tuesday, June 5th, I860."; . Mr. Perebee a resolution in relation to ad journment. ; . ' . - Mr. Jones of Rowan,-a resolution in rela tion to usury laws.- . . ,; . Mr. Wnlkup an ordinance to extend the time for perfecting titles to land sold for taxes. ...... : . .;. : r . . Mr. Grissom an ordinance concerning wills and testaments. v On motion of Mr. Phillips . the ordinance was recommitted. - f .-- , - -i Mr. Phillips a resolution raising a com mittee of five to enquire into the expedien cy of lighting the Capitol with gas. Adopted. Mr. Moore of Wake, a report from the committee on the Constitution,: recommend ing the passage of the substitute for Art. IV, except sections 3 and 4 of the reported Con stitution. Mr. Conigland an ordinance . providing that no new county shall hereafter be formed if it contain less than the 120th part of the population of the State, or if in its forma tion any other county or counties be reduced below (he said 120th part of said popula tion, i - . -, i. The report of the Committee on the Con stitution establishing the office of Lt. Gov ernor was read. In order to obtain the opinion of the Con vention upon this ordinance, Mr. Moore moved to strike out the words " Lieutenant Governor' in the 1st section. . , , Mr. Moore said he would vote against his own amendment, for he favored the estab lishment of the office of Lt. Governor. He was sustained in this by the Constitutions of three-fourths of the States of the Union. Mr. Buxton said he hoped the amendment to strike out the words " Lt. Governor" would not prevail. The necessity of this office was apparent. The Senate of North-Carolina would have a presiding officer ready to call it to order on the very first day, and the ex pense and political excitement ofthe members remaining here, balloting day after dav for the election of a Speaker, would be done away with forever. Besides. t Constitu tions of three-fourths of the States of the Union provided for Lt. Governors. . Mr. Conigland opposed the innovation. He thought one of the chief glories of North Carolina was the simplicity of her Consti tution. He was opposed to marring it. The necessity of the oflice of Lt. Governor was already provided for in the person of the Speaker of the Senate. It would only be preparing another nest for some politi cian. Mr. Bovdeo also favored the establish ment of the office of Lt. Governor. Mr. Moore withdrew his amendment to strike out, and moved the adoption of the 1st section. The veas and nays were called which re sulted in its adoption yeas, 94; nays, 11. Mr. Moore, ot W ake, moved an amendment requiring ofthe Governor and Lt. Governor a qualification of five years citizenship,' imme d'mtely preceding the day of election, which was adopted. - Mr. Grissom moved to strike out- that part ofthe section requiring of Jihe Governor and Lt. Governora landed qualification of $2,500. Mr. Grissom said that this motion required some boldness on bis part. He did not see the necessity of such a qualification for the Governors. Of the President of the United States and members of Congress no such qualification was required. He was opposed to such landed qualifications anyway. Mr. Moore looked upon this as an enter ing wedge towards doing away with landed qualifications. He favored such qualifica tions. Represeutation and taxation went to gether. How could the Lt. Governor or Governor be the representatives of the State, wirhont being interested in the taxable prop erty of the State. He desired the Gov ernor to have all the qualifications, which distinguish the letter citizens of the State. He did not wish to enter the chair as a representative of the will of the majority merely, but also as the representative of the landed property. He was not prepared to" cast away this anchor, with which our fore fathers brought to the old Ship of State, when sailing too fast, under Executive colors. Mr. Grissom contended that this landed interest would always protect itself. Tnat when the people elected a Governor all the property was represented by the people themselves in that election. Let the qualifi cation for Governor be a sufficient length of residence in the State. Among the most ignoble politicians in the State were some of the landed proprietors. Does a property qualification guarantee patriotism ? .- If the gentleman from Wake was willing to trust the people in a choice- for Governor between white and black, believing that they would choose a while man, why not trust them in regard to property? Is any property owned outside the people? Do they not represent, and will they not regard the interests of the property of the State in elections for Governor. ' : As regards the question of taxation and representation, Mr. Grissom asked,' cannoc the county magistrates tax us, cannot Con gress tax us, and are property qualifications required of either Congressmen or magis trates l i : At the conclusion of Mr.' Grissom's re marks, Mr. McCorklesaid that this provision for property qualification was engrafted into our Constitution from the laws ot England, In forming the Articles of Confederation for the General Government, after long con 8ideration, our forefathers rejected property qualifications, either for the Legislative, ju- lliciary or Executive departments. Unty one State then voted for landed qualifica tions, and only three for property qualifica tion other than land. - - -' Unto 1800. out ofthe 36 States in the Union, only 5 now retained a property qual ification among them North-Carolina. - But it is contended that such qualifications fos ter a spirit of conservatism. - What State had so large a property qualification as South-Carolina? None. Yet this property qualification, by placing the. government of that State in the hands ot the tew, naa reai- lv become a fountain-head for Southern rad icalism.: -As a type for those Northern States possessing property qualification, he quoted Massachusetts, from whence similar evils had flowed. ' . ' . ' 'i i i'-.' . Such qualifications were against the genius and spirit of republican institutions. These qualifications exclude much of the merit and worth of the State from our Legislative halls. ".';'- .. . -. ?,; " , ; Mr. McKay, of Harnett, said that the peo ple were not demanding these innovations. He was opposed to making them. j' The reason Why such qualifications were not re quired in Congress, was that different States had different qualifications, and the difficul ty of framing a general statute upon' that subject was apparent. . ;: " ''v: V Is twenty-five hundred dollars too great a qualification for the Gorern'or of the State ? Is that too great an interest 'in the soil of your State to be possessed by a Governor ? The servants of the' people'' should have an interest in common with them. .; The people, who owned the property of the State, de sired this safe-guard. It was a barrier against adventurous demagogues, whq might come among us, and in an hourof brief authority, impose onerous burdens upon the people. : If we desire dignity and respectability, let us retain these qualifications. ' 'r C .'.i: '.'. ; Mr. Winston moved to amend the section by striking out $2,500 and inserting $2,000, as proper qualification. Adopted, Mr. Furches favored the proposition of Mr. Grissom.' ".' .': . '.: Mr. Loan argued that property qualifica tions had become a farce, and were so regar ded. One of the limbs of property qualifi cation had been lopped off by free suffrage, so that it had actually come to he ot no prac tical benefit. . Oneot the best representatives from riis countv he ever knew .owned only the top of a mountain, valued at about $50, and remained a qualified member for years, and a good member too. - Property qualification does not make an identity of interest with the people. Resi dence does. A man may own a $1,000 dol lars worth of landinNorth-Caroliua and yet reside in New York. His interests are not with us. Did he make his residence here for life, his interests would become our in terests. Therefore he gave notice that he intended to move an amendment making the qualification of residence for" Governor as long as possible. Mr. Caldwell ot Guilford, said he was in favor of keeping there checks in the Con stitution. He would favor if necessary a property qualification for the lowest as well as the highest officers. They did not debar merit or worth from the Legislative Halls, they stimulated industry and honesty and offered them a reward. 'Besides those quali fications would guarantee to the people of the State, that their Governor was interested in the soil of the State. The experience of, other States, that had retained those- qualifications to the protec tion of their best interests in times of trouble, admonished us to retain them now. Mr. Moore, of Wake, said that reference had been made to the fact that no property qualification was required of the President ofthe United States. The Presidents have come from the people, and are elevated to that high office for their eminent and con spicious qualifications. They always pas3 through intermediate grades of office, and for the President there is perhaps no necessity at all tor sueu a qualification. Judges had been referred to in the same connection, he said. He had never hoard that any such qualification was any where required of judges. But he had heard of nations, pros perous and happy, that, after abolishing pro perty qualifications indiscriminately, were hurried to ruin. In relation to the qualification of Con gressmen, at the time of th adoption of the Constitution he said, all the electors for Con gressmen voted under property qualifications. These electors were the same for the lower House of the Legislature in every State and for Congressmen, and a freehold qualification was then n universal tiling, n e can see therefore that there was no necessity for Congressmen, to be so qualified, because the voters would have been qualified in the first instance. Therefore, if you desire a property qualification for members of Con- J gre&s in the spirit of the Constitution, qual ify the electors. - They were so qualified at one time, but Time, which sweeps away the muniments ot civil liberty, had been busy with those bequeathed to us. One by one, they had been falling away, Was this qualification an odious thing, that it should be contemptuously wiped out of our organic law ? He venerated the Con stitution. Whenever it became necessary to touch that instrument, he would do so, but only for the very best of reasons. He held that the Governor was the repre sentative of the people the State; that in order to be a true representative he must combine the will of the people and the lan ded interests, must be himself a composition of tliose principles blended in the formation of the Senate and House of Commons. In regard to the qualification of magis trates, he apprehended that had ourforclath ers foreseen the abuse of the present system they would have required qualifications for thein also. After some further remarks by Mr. Moore, Messrs Grissom, McCorkle and, Furches ad dressed the Convention. '''. The question being called on the motion to strike out, the yeas aud nays were deman dedyeas 28, nays 75. The Conventicn re fused to strike out. Adjourned. . . Wednesday, Jane Cth, 1866. Petition from A. E: Jacobs praying to be relieved from tax on billiard table. By Mr. Buxton, a petition from Henry In gold praying to be settled on a farm. By Mr. Adams, a petition from citizens of Davidson county praying that this Conven tion give to the people the right of electing Judges, Solicitors, &c. Referred to constitu tional committee. ' ' Mr. Ward, a report from the committee in corporations recommending the passage of an ordinance incorporating a Mining and petroleum company. ,' ' . ' Mr. Settle 6tated that the company had re ceived their apparatus to commence boring for petroleum, that this ordinance was merely an act incorporating of a company, looking to the development ofthe resources of the State, and he, therefore, moved that it be put upon it several readings, which was agreed to. - The ordinance being amended to comply with provisions of revenue law", it passed its several readings.' Mr. Jones of Davidson, moved to take up a resolution, raising a special committee to report what debts ofthe State were made in aid of rebellion, and what were not. Which was agreed to, and the resolution adopted. ; On motion of Mr. Foy an ordinance intro dned by himself "for the relief of thcpeople" was ordered to be printed. - ' ' ' Mr. Allen, an ordinance in relation to the contrac.s made between railroads and ex press companies. Referred. : Mr. Walkup, an ordinance for the speedy trial of minor offences by three justices , of the peace. ' - - M. Grissom, from the committee reported recommending the passage of " an ordinance to authorize exchange ot State .bonds for cer tain causes," with an amendment protecting the State trom additional expense. - -; Mr. Wright made enquiry as to whether railroad bonds issued during the war, with "Confederate States" upon them, anfhon zed. however, by acts' of Legislature prior to the war, Could be also exchanged under this ordinance? . - ' .Mr. Moore moved the recommittal of the ordinance: "' ' rJ ' ';?. '' ''". ' Mr. Buxton offered an amendment, which, with ordinance, was sent to the committee. Mr. McDonald of Moore moved to take up the substitute for his resolutions reported from the special committee on federal rela : tions,-dispatehing commissioners to Wash- ington, which was not agreed to.. . . . ; " .' iti'ximaassEa business, 1 Being the consideration ofthe substitute for article HI of revised Constitution, except the .three last sections, which substitute provides . for the establishment of the office of Lieu 'tenaut Governor, the qualifications, duties, &c, of the Executive was taken up. '-' Mr. Winston moved to insert "white" ; before " native," in section 2nd, requiring the Governors to be white men. Adopted. -.' Mr. McCorkle moved to amend the same section by providing that no worthy citizen .ofthe State, not a native, heretofore quali fied under the Constitution to act as Govcr nor, shall be excluded, provided he has been 'a citizen for five years past. ' . ' ' r Mr. Logan, an amendment requiring the "Governor and Lieutenant Governor to take oath of their eligibility to the respective offi ces to which they may be chosen. . The second -section,-. with amendments, was passed over temporarily. On motion of Mr. Winston, the returns of election for Governor and Lieutenant Gov ernor were made returnable to" the Speaker of the House of Commons. ' ! ' i " -' . , On motion of Mr. Logan, the amendment offered by himself above to the second sec tion, was transferred to the Cth section, and adopted. It was subsequently made a sepe rate section, no. 7. ; ' On motion of Mr. Caldwell, of Burke, all : of section 11 after the word " law " in the 3d ; line, was stricken out. '.- THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT " of the Constitution was next considered. The substitute reported by the committee was read. . ' ; ' In section 2d, Mr. Thompson moved to strike out the words in 2nd line " or four," limiting the number of justices of Supreme Court to three. ' Mr. Thompson said he desired to fix the number ofthe Justices of the Supreme Court by constitutional enactment. He desired to place the Supreme Court beyond the power of the Legislature to render it an indepen dent department in the State government. If the number be left open, the Legislature by appointing associate Justices to fill the two vacancies, could over-ride the decisions of the Court. It is well known, he said, that when unpopular decisions are rendered or vacancies, filled, a disaffected party in this State invariably attempts to subvert the Supreme Court. This department of the government, so necessary to the administra tion of justice, was powerless to protect itself. Let us render it -independent, and by limit ing the number of Justices phice it beyond the power of the Legislature to pack the Supreme Court, and overturn a decision, which might be unpopular but undoubtedly correct. It should be protected against the Legislature cspeciallyy for in that body, which is almost the supreme power in this State, these efforts for the injury ofthe Su preme Court are originated. Mr. Boyden said it was the opinion of Judges Badger and Ruffin that the Supreme Court of this State should consist of four Justices. England now had five. That was the number which he favored. He. was op posed to limiting the number to three by Constitutional enactment. Mr. Eaton agreed with Mr. Thompson, and thought that three Justices were amply suf ficent. He referred to the high character of the Supreme Court of this State, and urged that it Ik) made altogether independent of the power of the Legislature. Mr. Boyden rejoined enforcing his former position, when - The question being called, the yeas and nays were demanded, resulting in the adop tion of the amendment, yeas 16 ; nays 38. Leave of absence was granted for Mr. Johnston of Washington. ' ' ' " Mr. Grissom moved to take up his resolu tion providing for afternoon sessions. A motion to lay on table was lost, yeas 40 ; nays 64. ' ' The resolution was adopted, and the Con vention adjourned. Thursday, June 7th, 1866. Mr. Caldwell of Burke, from the commit tee on State amnesty, reported a substitute lor an ordinance in relation to that subject referred to said committee! : . Wr. Wilson, from the committee on the stay law, reported an ordinance to amend an uct passed by the late General Assembly commor-ly called the stay law. . Discussion arising upon the ordinance as reported, it was recommitted, when. : Mr. Grissom asked and obtained leave to be discharged from the committee. ; - ! Mr. Grissom said that "if this Convention adjourns without passing some law for the protection of the unfortunate debtor, the gentleman from Orange, (Mr. Phillips,) will be mainly responsible for it." Mr. Mclvor a resolution as folows : Besolced, That the Honorable B. F. Moore, Bedford Brown, Lewis Thompson, Nathaniel Boyden and Alfred Dockery be appointed to wait upon the President of the United States, and inform him that the Convention of the people of North-Ca rolina, called together j under his authorityi is about to close the 3abors for which it was convened, and to give to him the highest assurances of the confidence ofthe people of this State in his administration, of their gratitude for his magnaminity, and of their determination to look to the Union of the States under the Constitution as the only hope of saftey and of freedom ; and that they confer with him as to any further action by thi3 Convention. Mr. Buxton, moved .to suspend the rules. ' Mr. Winston, moved to print. Messrs McDonald of Moore, Winston, Dick and Phillips addressed the Convention. Although copious notes were taken of the debate, our limited space to-day prevents a full report The resolutions were made special order for to-morrow at two o'clock. : . ', The resolution providing for afternoon sessions was rescinded by the passage of another appointing daily session from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M. The Constitution .will be con sidered, daily from 11 to 2 until perfected. , The balance of the day's session was con sumed in the consideration of two ordinances amendatory to the act concerning negroes, persons of color &c. Ordinance .No. 118, was passed. The other was under considera tion when the Convention adjourned. . . - " ---';": ''"- Friday, June 8th,: 1866. Mr. Mebane introduced a resolution to ad journe sine die on Tuesday, 12th hist., at T o'clock. Laid over under the rules. r ; Mr. Patterson, an ordinance to provide a mode by which, the just debts' of the State may be ascertained. r. : ..: , .. . ' . Mr. Grissom, an ordinance to change the jurisdiction of the. Court and th rules, of pleading therein. '' .... '-. Mr. Caldwell of Burke, for the minority of committee, reported favorably to passage of an ordinance prohibiting the General Assem bly from conferring office upon members of that body. "--, - .:-v.:. v -: On motion an. ordinance for the relief of the voting population of Rutherford and . Pol'.;, was taken up, when , . ... . After a,.few explanatory remarks by Mr. Logan, the ordinance passed its several rea dings." -',. , ', '..-. -, ."Mr. Grissom from select committee tg-' ported an ordinance authorizing the exchange of registered bonds for certain causes. - An ordinance to repeal section 11 of. an act concerning negroes, persons of color or of .mixed blood, with substitute, reported by committee, was taken up. : . : . Mr. Eaton offered a substitute which was adopted." -v". , . The ordinance was amended and passed its several readings. " -v 'i' ' , - . f - .. ' THE BPECIAI. ORDER - Being the consideration of art IV, sec. 2, judicial Department of the revised Constitu tion, as amended by limit-iing the number of justices to three. Sections 2 and 3 were passed. ' To see.j!4, Mr. Adams offered an amend ment limiting the term of office for the judi ciary to 8 years. -j. .... Mr. Logan, an amendment to amendment limiting the term of oflice to 10 years, and providing that no Chief Justice or associates shall remain on the bench after the age of 75 or Judges of Superior Courts after 70 years of age. Lost. . Mr. Adam's amendment was not agreed to.' -.'--.' i -Mr. Love of Jackson moved to limit term of Justices of Supreme Court to good beha vior,, and Judges Superior Courts to 12 years. . .. .. - . Mr. Moore of Wake opposed the amend ment. He said that the judiciary of North Carolina was asourceof pride to every North Carolinian. It was a system which had been tried and found tliiis far to be good indeed. Mr. Moore said that after 12 years upon the bench, there wonld be but a poor opening for any Judge, who would then be cast upon his own resources. . His old clients would be gone, and other lawyers have filled his place. He would have to commence anew in the world. . ' -. ; Such was not the case in England.. When a judge was elevated to a higher oflice in that country but in the course- of political events was ousted from that office, he retired upon a pension. It was due to his eminent services. In England they held office during good behavior. It was a great concession to liberty when the tenure of their oflice was taken from the crown and conferred on them during good behavior. He was in favor of allowing the section to stand as it was, the judges to hold office during good behavior. Mr. Love's amendment was lost. :. Mr. McKay of Sampson, an amendment rendering all Judges ineligible to all other offices in the gift of the State during their, term of office or for two years thereafter. Mr. Conigland moved to amend by making Judges ineligible to other offices in the gift of the State during their term of office. Rejected. - - . Mr. McKay moved to amend his amend ment by inserting the words " except to the office of Judge of the Supreme Court" . The question recurred upon the passage of the amendment us amended. , Messrs. Caldwell ot Guilford, McKoy of Sampson, and Settle urged its passage. -. Messrs. Phillips, Winston and Conigland opposed it '' The question being mooted as to whether under this amendment Judges would not be excluded from Congress, aud whether any restriction in the State Constitution could effect this, . Mr. Thompson of Bertie moved to obviate the difficulty by applying the restrictions on ly to offices under the Constitution of North- Carolina. . This amendment was accepted. . The yeas and nays were demanded and resulted as follows: ' Yeas Messrs. Adams, Allen, Baker, Brad ley, Bryan, Caldwell of Gnilford, Dick, Dickey, Ellis, Faulkner, Ferebee, Garland, Garrett, Harris of Guilford, Harris of Ruther ford, Hayncs, Hodge, Howard, Jackson, Jar vis. Jones of Davidson, Jones of Henderson, Joyce. Joyner, King, Lash, Logan, Love of Chatham, Love of Jackson, Lyon, McCauley, McCorkle, McKoy, of Sampson, McDonald, of Chatham, McDonald of Moore, Moore of Chatham, Murphy, Norflect, Perkins, Polk, Richardson, Settle, Sloan, Smith of Wilkes, Starbuck, Stewart, Thompson, Walkup, Win burne and Wright 50. - Nays Messrs. Alexander, Bagley, Baines, Barrow, Beam, Bell, Berry, Bingham, Boyden, Brickell, Brown, Burgin, Caldwell of Burke, Conigland, Cowper, Eaton, Faircloth, Foy, Furches, Gahagan, Godwin, Grissom, Harri son, Henry, Jone3 of Rowan, Manly, McKay, of Harnett, McGehee, Mclvor, N. A. McLean, Nat. McLean, McLaughlin, MoRae, Mebane, Moore, of Wake, Odom, Patterson Pearsall, Person, Phillips, Rumley, Russell, Rush, Satterthwaite, Simmons, Smith of Anson, Smith, of Johnston, Spencer of Hyde, Spen cerof Montgomery, Stephenson, Swan, Ward, Willey, Wilson and Winston 55. ' ; Mr. Dick moved to amend section 3 by giving the election of Superior Court Judges to the people and ' limiting the officer to a term ot 8 years. Mr. Dick held that the people would make as good selections for Judges as the Legisla tuic that the people being the very persons who entrust their fortunes, their lives and sacred honor to the Judges, wonld conse quently choose men of property and learning. The system of electing Judges in the Legis lature was well known to be what is termed " log rolling." The, capacity and qualifica tions of candidates were seldom considered in the Halls ofthe Assembly. .. Beside the limitation of the term of the office of the Judges, and giving their elec tion to the people, would place the prize of an honorable ambition before the members of the Bar, and serve as an incitement to lives of integrity and probity. The other States, which have adopted this proposed system of election by the people, are pleased with it. and do not desire a change. ' Mr. Dick said he had no objection to the present incumbents, and would cheerfully consent to their present term being consider ed the 1st terra in the 8 years system. The yeas and nays were demanded, and resulted as fallows: . Yeas. Messrs. Adams. Baker. Bradley. Brown,Bryan, Caldwell, of Guilford, Dick, Dickev. Ellis, Faulkner, Foy. Gahagan, Gar land, Garrett, Harris of Guilford, Harris of Rutherford, Haynes, Henry, Hodge, Jones of Davidson, JoneS ot Henderson, Joyce, Joy ner, Logan, Lyon, McCauley, McKay of Har nett,. McDonald of Chatham, Nat. McLean, Person, Settle, Smith ot Wilkes Stewart, Swan, Ward 35. 7 ' ' Nays. Messrs. Alexander! Bagley, Baines, Barrow, Bell. Berry, Boy den, Brickell, Brooks, Burgin, Caldwell of Burke, Conigland, Cow per, Eaton, Ferebee, Furches,, Godwin, Har rison, Jarvis, Jones of Rowan, King, Lash, Love of Jackson, Manly, McCorkle, McKoy of Sampson, McDonald of Moore, McGehee, Mclvor, N, A. McLean, McLaughlin, McRae, Mebane, Moore of Wake, Norlleet, Odom, Patterson, Pearsall, Perkins," Phillips, Polk,';".' Richardson, Russell, Rush, Satterthwaite, .! . Simmons, Smith of Anson, Smith of Johu ston, Spencer of Hyde, Spencer of Montgom ery, Starbuck, Stephenson, Thompson, Walk up, Willey, Wilson, Winburne, Winston 56. 'r Sections 5 and 6 were passed. . .. -, - For section 7 Mr Mclvor offered the ma jority report from, the committee on magistrate.- ",. - J- ' . 1 ' i . - " . Mr. Ellis of Catawba offered minority ; report . ,.-'.-. ,-. .;" Mr. Furches offered an ordinance, the. mi- ; hority report being withdrawn. Mr. Grissom offered an amendment to the . . majority report. ? v' V ', ., ' ' ; '. A debate ensued, which" consumed the balance of the session. '.: - -r . ".i Which ordinance,' Amendment, proposi tion, substitute, or what question, exactly, was before the House, 5 minutes prior to the adjournment, the . reporter was unable to ascertain. No action was taken on either . of . the above cited amendments, &C Ad journed. '.'' ' '-."': "'': - V'.-"-' ; ;; Glad to hear It. The Troy Times expresses itself satisfied, with the posi tion of the Evening. Journal, which it tironounces " sound, loyal and . just" four respected contemporary has here tofore entertained any doubts as to our fidelity to principle, we are rejoiced to know that they have been dispelled ; though the positions held hy us are not different from those we have uni formly maintained, during the discus sion of pending questions. . ; We are also glad to learn from tho Times that it. is in favor of the immedi-. ate admission of the loyal representa tives from Tennessee, without condition or qualification. . This is sound policy, and just. But we had been led to sup pose the Times occupied a different pos ition, from its remark some days since that while half-a-dozen loyal members might have been elected by tho South, their admission would - establish a pre-' cedent of representation, and make nec- cessary the recognition of others, with-' out the possession of such qualifica tions. '",'"''- ' Calm and temperate discussion shows , that there are no differences of opinion . vithin the Union Party, which cannot be speedily and harmoniously adjusted. ' The danger of rupture and collision lies . not in any .conflict, of vital principles, but in th& iiea ted and unwise contio ; versy respecting ' non-essentials ; in the imputation of improper motives .; in the suspicion aud allegation ' of treachery, where no treachery is intended. A fair and equitable ; basis of agree ment is suggested ' by comparing the views of President and Congress. " The President concedes to Congress,- as he necessarily must do, an - absolute right to judge as to the - election :and qualifications of its " members;' Con gress insists that a prime qualification in the member shall be loyalty secur ed in the "iron-clad" test oath and that the election shall be deemed valid ouly when it has been held by those who are competent to vote, and have not been disfranchised by Federal law. The President maintains that when any loyal district has sent a loyal man to Washington, he should be admitted. Congress can assertwith perfect pro priety, its right to go behind the cre--dentials of tf e meniber,and inquire into the legality of the returns. ' Congress holds that in the process of reorganiza tion, the South should hot derive an ad vantage from the civil citizenship ofthe blacks, who are not accorded the fran chise. The President suggests that this difficulty would be avoided ! by basing representation upon voters; ' instead of upon population. Congress wants some substantial guranty that the future po litical authority of the South shall not be in the hands of those whose evil -genius initiated Rebellion. The Presi dent says and the people endorse the view that the true way to establish this safeguard, is, not by disfranchising nearly all the whites in th6 several States, but by some act which shall for ever disable certain leading classes of Traitors for the exercise; of political privileges.' - ; T ' These are the only substantial points upipta which controversies have arisen; and these all lie within the limits of an easy and natural adjustment. Of course, it is for the interest of the- Opposition to represent the positions cf the Execu tive and the Legislgture as being in ir reconcilable antagonism.' But the as sumption of such a theory would excite, nothing but ridicule,"were it not for the fanatic and unreasoning course of a few intermeddlers ofthe mischief-malting Thad Stevens clan. Albany .Evening Journal. ' . . .. Thk Highest YET.-We saw yesterday, says the Richmond ' Time of Saturday, in the hands of Capt. William Y. Sheppard, of the Tobacco Exchange, a sample of bright yellow Virginia tobacco, which was sold re cently in St. Louis for three hundred dollars per hundred pounds. The tobacco was ship ped from Richmond to St. Louis on specula tion.' ' - i " - i ' ' Ahrested for Treasoh. L. P.Milligan, the Indiana Son of Liberty, was,, arrested at Indianapolis on Tuesday, taken before the United States Circuit Court, and bold in bonds of $5,000 to answer, at the October term, a charge of treason.' He was visiting his Democratic friends in that city, and was in the special care of the Democratic candid date for Attorney General, John R. Coffroth. A synopsis of the treasonable speech deliv-;, ered ,by Milligan was published in . the Chronicle a few days ago. . ' . . , . ' An American who was asked by a naugh ty Englishman to bound his country, thus replied M .-' - . -v ; . " America is bounded on the north by the ' aurora borealies, on the east by the. rising sun, on the west by the procession of the equinoxes, and en the south by the day of judgment''. V v . u-V; r The fellow that? invented the Tiltereeift has made a fortune. And if tmj ingehioue cooper should invent a hoop, that wonkl still show more of good society than any other style yet, would beasuured of a still larger fortune.