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A VUL.r:A.XXH..i;..!;;.;;:,..i,:.. , t i . 1 . 1 11 i"' i -'-i1 -. ...... . ...-mmmmmmmm w W,W. HOLDEN.,, , .... f. W. HOLDEH. W. W. HOLDER & SON, Editor if the Standard, and authorized puNUhtrt of Hi Lam of the Uicited Stair.' , ' '. Rates of Subscription. : ' TERM3 Cash in Adviucb. Tri-Weukly popur, 1 ycar.'.'.... . " '.' : - "., 6,WUUtIl8...,. : Weekly paper, 1 yean.... j.r. j. " ' ' :0 months. u ... a . .......... ' i.' Seopiea 1 year.... $0 00 :3 50; a oo ; 3 00 ', 1 60 1 100 12 0 i On . 40 00 JTo tUofefi who et up clubs of five 05 junresnb; scribere, one opyr giutis, willltfe'irfflaSa. iW" Subscribers who were tut off from u during the war, and whose time of subeeription had not ex pired, will be furnished- the paper free on the rj8toration of communication; until the time be filled. If they desire the paper longer after that time, they must renew. , , , . A cross X mark on the paper Indicates the ex piration of the 'subscription. Rates of Advertising. , Ten lines or one inch space to constitute a square. : i ... . One square, one insertion ,...$1 00 Each subsequent insertion 50 Liberal deduction made, by special contract, to arge advertisers. ' 'i - : Court advertisements will he charged 25 pre cent, higher than the regular rates. ; ' ' ' 8PBCIAI. Notices charged 50 per cent higher than ordinary advertisements. For advertisements inserted irregularly per cent, higher 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, 1 W. W. HOLDEN & SON, J. W. Holden. f Raleigh, N. C. But as to the support of the Standard, that is another question. We have good .n. relieve, that Gov. Worth would regard the support of the Standard and of the Ex. Prov. tiov. as me mosi uhciui ca lamity which could befall him. Sentinel We take it tor granted the above has the sanction of Gov. Worth. If this be so, then he does not desire the support of the Stan dard .or its friends. He feels that he has enough friends to put him through without any aid from the true Union men of the State. Very well so be it " : '? . ., ' But we do not intend that this thing shall be passed over in this way. The partizans of Gov. Worth shall not add insult to injury with impunity. We now state that Gov. Worth proposed to us, in October last," through menus na are nunuw e "1 ... I that if we would promise not io be a candi date for Governor in August next, he would not then be a candidate. The writer of this made this reply, in substance, to this prouo sition t "Gentlemen, I have to say this, that I did not seek the place I now occupy. Un dor the circumstances, as the work of restora tion is not completed, I feel that I owe it to the President and to the people of the State to be a candidate. I cannot positively say that I will not be ' candidate next August, nv more than I can uncitizenize myselt by pledging myself not to vote. But if the tv: .f tn ritiiin control in the UI11UU State thev must organize and compact them selves, and to do this they should hold a Convention next May or June. When that rnvntin meets I shall cause it to be dis- tinctlv understood that I will then have no special claims on the friends of the President in this State; but if, after this, I should be unanimously nominated for re-election,. may or I may not accept the nomination. This answer was communicated to Gov. Worth, and the impression produced on the gentleman who communicated it was, that it was satisfactory. It .was unciersioou, ami tated. with Gov. Worth's implied sanction, ., t , ,.1 ,.t l. a fanrluUtft. But that Tnac oe wuuiu o'- ni"ht, or the next night at farthest, he re- ,ivi a letter from Gov. Graham urging l.im to be a candidate, and he forthwith an- l.la niimeJ These are facta which cannot be denied. . Comment is unnecessary. Afterwards, when the Senatorial election was pendine, and before Gov. Worth was in augurated, he seemed to be anxious that the Hnion nartv should be harmonized; and to effect this, he was willing that the writer of this should be elected to the Senate with Gov Graham. He actually went so far to this result, as to induce the Legisla ture to postpone the election for a day. or so, A friend waited on us from Gov. Worth, and aubmitted various propositions designed to restore harmony. We did not agree, and at length he asked us what proposition we had to make. Thus urged, and feeling very anx- . ious to restore harmony, we answered m substance; " It is true I have been defeated tor Governor, ana win boou renic ... - -ii r v fice. but I do not wish a seat in the Senate. vou sav. and Gov. Worth thinks, that Gov. Graham and myself could be elected by a i . r..-.r moiilof. it. he done. It would be a mark of approbation bestowed on Gov. G.. and so fer as I am concerned, it would co very far to cure the mistake of the .November election for Governor, which the President so much deprecates. It would be An endorsement by the Legislature of the .President and his poOey. ana wuiu.mu - cause of restoration." ' I pledge my word of lonor that I will decline the place. Let liov. tfrauam do the same inmg. oy uumg this he will show, unmistakably, his unself ishness, and his disposition Ut submit uncon ditionally to the naXional authority. I can then ask the President, as I will do in' the jnost earnest terms, to pardon hi in. I think . ie will do it. If he should, Go v.. G, can then - take Lis : seat in the State Senate, .aerve out his 'present term, and come to' the Senate Again in the fall of 1866, at which lime it devolve upon the Legislature to elect a Senator; for six years.' If Qori G. will do this, he wiilniost probably . secure liis' par- . don, and. will ,be elected uto the Senate for , six years; andif Congresishould admit him, he will inost nrobablv tafc hia and not be' put to" the Sncbnvenience ahd1' anxiety of attending at Washington to urge ' This proposition, as were inmrmed-.: was submitted, to Gov. Worth as the friend of Goy.;Grabanr;-btitit was n6t accepted. ' To Coafirm 'the above, if any confirmation be,necessary, XSentinel, Gpv.. Worth's br-. gan, in aanoun.c.ing. Mr. Pool election to thai) Senate, Btatcdirtht the writefcof this could ? v.u UOI. WBMUl HUB' U'Orrlo AVMOnnl 1, Al. .1. .. TTl '? 1 ' i I wards,' expressed the wish that the President would appoint the writer of this to a foreign mission.. -. ' But now, it seems, the Sentinel, speaking for Gov;. Worth, does not desire even the friendship of the Standard. This, of itself, if the proofs from other quarters were not' abundant and conclusive, would show thai, Gov. Worth is depending for his re-election on that portion of our people who are most hostile; to the true Union men of the State'.' We trust the true Union men will notice this,' and act accordingly. , It is obvious that the Sentinel wishes us to regard Gov. Worth as the " secession " can ditate for Governor. We could not do this truthfully or consistently. We-have more' respect for, and more confidence in an origi nal secessionist who has seen his error and has confessed it, and who is now uncondi tionally submissive to the national authority, than we have for such as.Gov. Worth. We think more of the convert than we do of the backslider. ..The former; may have sinned from ignorance. .. He has repented, and has been pardoned. - The latter has sinned against light and knowledge. If we trust him, he may backslide aain. The workman is more honorable than his tool; and the. "seces sionist" deserves more respect than the pre tended Union man whom he has used to ef fect his purposes. Such "Union men" are distrusted and despised by those who nse them, and scorned by those towards whom they have played the renegade. No, Gov. Worth and his organ, the Sentinel, have not even elevated themselves to a level with " secessionists" If Gov. Worth be honestly an unconditional Union man, the "seces sionists" cannot support him ; if he be dis honest, and is so trimming -his sails as to obtain support from all quarters, he does not deserve the confidence or the votes of honest men", no mattfcr to whnt-party- they may belong. 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 L. rael?" The Sentinel speaks ! for Gov. Worths Gov. W. will no, 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 he 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, re 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 be restored, happen what may .. There can be no doubt about that : , . m ; The' Wilson North-Carolinian makes the following allusion to the State Convention, now in session : : , ; t ,. , . " What is the Convention doing," or why does it not adjourn? We can tell you; it is increasing your taxes, a fact jou will ere long discover for yourselves: . Besides this, there is something else brewing. A portion ofthat-body are at a very dirty piece of work. The majority of the delegates, at the time they were chosen, were understood to belong to that chus of snivelling dirt-eating 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 treasonable sheet,; r;'( - : 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, "Mr. Dick made aclap-trap speech, which nobody could understand," &c.. We beg leave to Say to our neighbor that all this is " out of order." - The House of Representatives, on Monday i ' . ' ' c ..i n : .... ..ruTi. last, oy a .vote 01 awv w xo, wu utiruuu Bout well, .,resolved that : J efferson A Davis ought to be held in custody and be tried according to the laws of the land. ' ; Proceedings of the Convention ADJOURNED SES8IOTT. ..' ' ". V. TtTESDAf, June 12th, 18B6;: '; " Mr. Mebane, from the committee on ad journment, reported a; resolution to adjourn txmdte on Monday next -'Motion was made - to suspend the rules. . 1 Mr. Caldwell of Buike, opposed, the resola- tion. ; : . . r . ;. ;: s The motion to suspend wai defeated, yeas 52, nays 35, two-thirds being requisite!. ' Mr. Moore of Wake, reported ari ordinance from the committee authorizing the sale of the Western N. (.-Railroad, recommending its passage, i-;. ; ' m! .!.;;.!-.;..':? i A minority -report-was submitted opposing -If, W.. yfyiai.ni lu sell. , Jjutu MMV uvcr. .... i C .1. ! ! 1 1 1 111 passage of fish in navigable and unnavigable n.nA( .!.. O ...... ' i' 1 . . " . naicia 111 mc oitiLC, rcierrcu SO It" . - - : ' Mr. Dockery, a report from the committee on finance recommending that certain Pro visional Judges be paid for their services. : Mr. McRae, an ordinance ' from finance committee for relief of Goodman Durden.. Mr. Adams a resolution denying the right of Magistrates to levy taxes for certain pur poses. . Mr. Howard, from committee on stay law reported an ordinance recommending its pas sage. -: .' . ' Mr. Bingham a resolution to limit debate. Lies over.,' .- . Mr. Richardson, an ordinance, to amend an act concerning salaries and fees.. ' , . . On motion of Mr. Patterson, the Conven tion took up an ordinance to authorize the exchange of Stocks belonging to the State for bonds issued before the year 1861, on its second reading. . . : Mr. Barrow moved to amend the ordinance by striking out the word, "year" in the fourth line of the first section, and inserting the words "prior to the 20th of May, 1861." (The object of this amendment is to cover the case of bonds issued to the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad Company, bearing date April 1st, 1861. These bonds were used in paying for iron purchased in New York for said Road.) ' The amendment was adopted, after some discussion. . The ordinance as amended then passed its second 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 in the Conven tion, and as this ordiuance was a part of it, he woi.ld vote against it; not, however, that he favored in the slightest degree anything looking to a repudiation of the old State debt He was for paying the last penny of it. THE CONSTITUTION ' Was taken up, and- section 2nd of art 3 was read, when Mr. Moore, of wake, offered the following substitute -for-ection 2, article HI, which was adopted, after discussion, " ISo person shall be eligible as Governor or Lieutenant Governor, unless he eliull be a native citizen of the State, or shall hve been a citizen of the United States for twenty years, shall have attained the ageTtf thirty years, shall have been a resident of the State for five years next, before the day of election. and shall have therein a freehold in lands and tenements of the value of two thousand dollars.". Mr. Coniglund addressed the Convention in favor of the substitute. After some further discussion the matter was passed over informally. A message was received from Gov. Worth in relation to the great seal of State. article v. Of the constitution was next considered, when Mr. Moore of Wake, moved two additional sections : one providing that all officeholders and electors under the Constitution of this State shall be white persons ; and the other, to disqualify any person convicted of felony from holding any office. Adopted.. . . article viii. Mr. Moore of Wake, moved to insert as section 6 in this article " that private proper ty shall not be taken for pablic use without just compensation paid in due time," which was adopted. ... Mr. Buxton offered an amendment to sec tion 4 providing that no person in this State shall ever hereafter be imprisoned tor debt. Mr. Buxton read an elaborate and able argument in defence of the amendment, when ' Messrs Phillips, Eaton, McCorkle, Winston and King opposed, and Messrs Buxton and McDonald ot Moore, urged its passage. The amendment was defeated yeas 14, nays 78. Wednesday, June 13th, 1866. On motion of Mr. Brooks, ordinance No. 178, was taken up and passed. . ., ' An ordinance for relief of the people was reported back by committee, who asked to be discharged. Mr. Moore, of Chatham, a resolution to ad- lourn on Mondav next ; also, That ordinances passed by Convention be submitted to the people tor ratincabou. ; Mr. Patterson, a resolution to prevent the distillation ot grain, . Mr. Odoin, moved to take tip his resolu tion to achourn on Monday next sine die. Mr. McDonald of Moore, moved to amend that when this Convention adjourn, it be subject to be re-assembled at the call of Messrs. Thompson ot Bertie, Brown ot t-as- well. and Dockery ot Kiclimond ' Messrs. McDonald and Dick defended the amendment, Messrs. Ferebee and Richardson opposed. . The hour, for the special order having ar rived during discussion, it was taken up ; and being the ; ..:.. ;. . . j : BASIS OP, REPRESENTATION. :' Mr. Logan's amendment was read, when Mr. Conigland took the floor and delivered an -argnment- ot "which -we can give only 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 of the State. 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 strongman full power over the' weak one. It would inaugurate a govern ment of force merely.. He scorned the wi.d mob. Without restraint or checks all govern merits placed entirely in their hands inevita bly tended to anarchy'or despotism. There was no principle of truo equality in it. He would elucidate the true principle of equality which ousht to be established. -. Let the interests of property and numerical suDerioritv be ioined. Let them be blended in an harmonious body. What holds society together but property ? Society was formed for t he protection of property, and to discard this fundamental principle : ot. free govern ment was to sow the seed of anarchy and' dissolutions 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- fou'rHLet us ek-' amine' the figures. - One white man eastjpays as much tax as .four west. ' In Hertford one white man paid as much tax as seven in Buncombe j in, Martin one as mflch as nine in Haywood, and so on, through the whole: east and west' This- property of the east, ought to be protected, , Up tothe present ' hour it has been,' and thus far our State has pursued 'her: conservative'' -career to the; safety and prosperity of hertitiiens. ,". r. : JUr. Boy den said that he lavored taxation as s. basis for the Senate, and for the. House of Commons,, th white population, ..This would be in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution, that one House might act as a check upon ' the other.- He pursued . hi3 remarks further, but our" spaete forbids an extended report. : ' IV . y, ; , Mr. Phillip offered a subftifnte for togaa. ,njJjBeiUmJ the basis in, the Senate, and nhrte population in the House, to go into effect when the Con stitution is ratified by the peopled . sir. Moore ot Wake, said he desired to direct attention of delegates to what would 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 white people. with no veto power, the House of Commons is elected by the same people and the Senate would be elected by the same. bo that all checks established in the Con stitution would have been swept away, and that instrument placed in the hands of one class alone. The State government would only be kept from anarchy by the protecting hand of the federal government He admitted the fundamental principle that all power was derived from the people, but he held that it was no abridgment of the powers of the people to fling checks and-re straints about their agents. .. Every government, has its checks. The United States government, is one of checks and balances, and so is the English govern ment. In government there were two great interent, persons and property. Both ought to be protected, and he desired that the pro tection given to property by our State Con stitution should remain. ' ' If the West should now establish the white basis, in order to regain power, ere long the East would agitate for negro suffrage.. What a condition would we be in then ? tie ask ed gentlemen to pause and consider the fu ture. : Mr. Moore proceeded at: some further length, when - Mr. Caldwell of Burke said he was willing to vote for Mr. Phillips' amendment provid ed that it went into effect immediately, so that the next Legislature might be consti tuted under it. . A debate here sprung up between Messrs. Settle, Caldwell, Dick, and Messrs. Phillips, Rumley, Satterthwaite, Bynnmt;Starbuckand liing, ail 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. , Tbo ameadmeat-was then stirred fcyAhe following vote. '. v . Teas Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Baines, Barrow, Berry, Boyden, Brickell, Brown, Brooks, Burgin, Buxton, Conigland, Dock ery, Faton, Fuircloth, 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, McRuo, Mebane, Moore of Wake, Murphy, Norfleet, Odom, Patterson, Perkins, Person, Phillips. Polk, Richardson, Rumley, Russell, Rush, Satterthwaite, Sim mons, Sloan, Smith of Anson, Spencer of Hyde, Spencer of Montgomery, Starhuck, Stephenson, Thompson. Walkup, Ward, Warren, Willev, Williams, Winburne'and Wright 70. ; ' 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. McDonald of Moore, Moore of Chatham, Smith of John ston, Smith of Wilkes, Stewart and Swan 81. . - : - 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 lor ttie cuange in basis ot representation to take lmediate effect. . . Mr. Grissom moved to reconsideflhe ordi nance for exchanging stocks of the State for bonds issued before the year 1861, . which motion lies over until to-morrow. Thursday, June 14, 1866. ' Mr. Brown submitted a petition from citi zens of Caswell concerning amnesty. , .' A 'motion was made to suspend the rules and enter into consideration of : ; UNFINISHED BUSINESS,' Being the basis of representation. 'A debate sprung up on this point, involving the mer its of the question. i , t... ..- As on yesterday, it seemed to be under stood that taxation was to be the basis in the . Senate and white population in the House," the point of difference being when the ordinance should go into effect ''; Messrs. Caldwell of Burke, Starbuck, Joyce and Logan favored the suspension of the rules. ' ' - Messrs. Conigland and Pcarsall opposed. The rules were not suspended. , Mr. McLaughlin introduced the following resolution, which was ordered to be printed ; Whereas, It appears from the Treasurer's report that large sums of money have been drawn from , the Treasury and from the Banks to be sent to England for the purpose' of raising tunds to . run the blockade, and whereas, said Treasurer says that the books of the Treasury do not enable him to give any information relative to this English debt, and that a large amount of Bonds had been issued, to wit : the amount of one mil lion five' hundred thousand dollars, which' bouds are still outstanding, and said Treasu rer does not know what disposition has been made of the same, nor by whom they are held: iand that large sums ot money have been borrowed on the faith and credit of the State, and placed in the hands of agents whose names are not given, and who have never accounted for the same; and that the one-half of the steamer Advance belonging to the State had been sold, in- part payment of which Governor Vance had hied in the Treasurer's office Bonds issued since the 30th of Mav. 186Uto the amount of 8130,000 00 and in order to ascertain the proper rights and credits of the State, and bring delinquent public iofiicers to : a settlement of their ac counts, be it therefore, Betoked, That a committee of four be ap pointed, consisting of Lewis Thompson, Thos. '. Settle, Robert M. nenry and Tod. R. Gild ; well, whose duty it Bhall be: to examine all . the Ordinances, of the Convention of 1861, - passed in secret session, or any of its adjourn ; ed sessions, as well as the acts of the General " Assembly of 1860 and 1861, passed in secret session, and report the result of. their labors ' to this Convention at as early a day as pos : sible, in order to. throw some light on this subject' -V- i.i-ii: , - -- '". '-: - Mr. Moore an ordinance to protect seme fisheries. -;.' : f .f;v:-. Mr. McDonald, of Chatham, an ordinance to amend the charter of the Chatham rail road company. ; . -- : . ' . -' A memorial from Mr. Kobbins and Mich ael Cronly, by Me. Wright, were presented find referred to finance committee. :- i , ,:;' Mr.' Foy 'requested that - an -ordinance which he offered be read for information pro posing to submit the' qUfistioa Tirtrpndis tion to the voting population of the State at next election, and also other questions at the same time. .- - '' '- . - ;:- THE STAY LAW ; Was taken up and read by sections. . ' " ; Section 1 and 2 were read and passed and section 3 being under consideration, , Mr. Moore, or W ake, said that every legis lature had the power to make rules for plea ding in the Courts, which were necessary for the early administration of justice, and no Court could proceed without such rules. But when the Legislature undertakes to make rules for the delay of the administra tion of justice and the prevention of persons fulfilling their just obligations, he was com pelled to say that, that was a fraud upon the constitutiou. Let such stay laws be no lon ger entitled " acts or ordinances to change the jurisdiction of the courts and rules of pleading therein," but let them speak the truth and say " ordinances to hinder and de lay the collection of debts." , That would be honest, and the judges would be enabled at once to see the purpose of legislators in in terpreting the law. Such was the character of the title an act of 1783, which was pro nounced unconstitutional. Our forefathers adhered to the truth, but since that time legislators have resorted to the specious plea of entitling such acts, : " acts to change the jurisdiction ot the Courts and rules ot pleading therein," thus throwing dust in the eyes of the judge, and hindering the collect tion of debU in violation ot the express pro visions of the Constitution. The speedy administration of justice had hitherto given to our State the proud title ot honest old JNortli-Uarolina. Iet us pre serve that honorable title, remembering that we are sworn to advance the ends ot justice. For himself, his conscience would never let him rest did he violate that oath willingly. When there is great popular distress in the land the safest way is to stand by the con stitution. To violate it in one particular is to break it in all particulars. It said that no laws should be passed impairing the obli gation of contracts. It is wrong, therefore, for gentlemen to erect a screen to hide their intentions behind, to cheat the judges. It is the duty of the judge to interpret .the laws, but how much higher tqe.duty of the legis lator to so ex Dress himself that the iudsc should be ible to know the ropa object of the laws, ne was called opon to interpret I Besides, legislation for debtors is - legisla tion for a class,- and is partial and nnjust Should this law be passed, every suit that could be brought in the federal Courts would be brought there. Therefore, we would have two kinds of justice administered in this State, and nothing could be more odious. The people would hate the one and love the other; and thus would dissensions be sown between the State and federal authorities. The better way would be to repeal all stay laws, and trust to a spirit of mutual for bearance. That creditor, who most pressed his debtor, would then be the one most like ly to lose his money, because the 'debtor would become exasperated and make a deed of trustor mortgage in favor of that credi tor or those creditors, who had shown him the most mercy. This would keep the ra pacious creditor from pursuing and liarrass Wg the debtor. But under this stay law, all persons being treated alike, all would sue alike. ' The stay law passed at the last session, he thought was a heterogeneous mass of con tradictions, and nothing like it could be found in Heaven above, in earth beneatn, or in the waters under the earth. , ' Mr. Howard I voted against it Mr. Moore So much to your credit I have said all that I desire to say, only that this Jaw is more just than any other that I have seen. But, nevertheless, I cannot vote tor it - . ' 1 In reply Mr. Howard called attention to the fact that the public mind of the State was strongly in favor of giving relief to debtors, and second, that a worse Btay law has heretofore been in nse, and third, that unless some stay law was passed the Legis lature would abolish imprisonment for debt, have but one Supreme Court each year, and thus' produce a worse condition of affairs than is now existing.- ... Under this law if passed, the debtor would be allowed time to; recuperate hia shattered fortunes and give him a fair chance to meet his obligations. For one. he said, that he could lay his hand upon his heart and say in voting tor this bill that he believed tnat he was furthering the ends of justice. -. Open the courts, and the sheriff could en force the laws only with a squad of soldiers at his back. On the contrary, give the debt or a chance to recuperate and pay a part of his indebtedness at one time, another part at another time, and so on and you would not only assure him of protection, justice and mercy, but also assure the creditor of his claim: The passage ot this bill would also smother that growing spirit of repudia tion which oppresses us all in this State. If this was the first proposition for a stay lav.', it would be better, perhaps, to have none. But owing to past legislation a stay- law was now necessary. The question now is, not whether this law impairs the obliga tion of contracts, but whether it does not place such obligations upon former ground. He dissented from the opinion that the debtor would cease to labor to meet his just lialiil'Hoa nnrldi tliMA nrnlM.!nnr liinra fl -this law provides for payments from time to time, and unless such payments were made, the debtor's property would answer for it to an equal amount. And if any man should attempt by flight or fraud to avoid these payments,- under this law the creditor is at lowed to proceed against him for . the full amount This bill was, hedged about that justice might be secured, and the obli gations of the people met and honorably discharged. He had labored to prevent re pudiation. ' Unless the tree bend, it must come up by the roots. . ... ' Mr. Grissom, an amendment to 3d section " And provitled. f urther, That no sale of real estate, which may be hereafter, made under executions, issuing upon judgments recov-. ered upon defaulting defendants under this section shall be valid, unless the same shall bring a price equal to its assessed value, ac cording to the tax assessment in force at the time of such sale." - ' . . . . 'Mr. Grissom said that he would like to hear from the committee on this subject . , - Mr. Howard said this was an amendment offered and rejected in committee, because it had been before declared unconstitutional The debtor is fully protected under this or dinance. .The amendment would only em barrass the passage of the ordinance. . Mr. Grissom said, he fully endorsed the stay law presented; but at a meeting of the committee, prior to his withdrawal there from, it unanimously adopted this amend ment ; If the amendment is not particularly obnoxious, he would like to see it incorpor ated. : ' . I " ;' ... ... ,- :' : Mr. Howard, said-this amendment had been adjudicated by the Supreme Court of the United States to be unconstitutional. ' , ' Mtf.-Feiebce, said that he wts fully aware in committee that this decision of the Supreme Court had been made. But in considering the ordinance in all its bearings, he bad con eluded that it could be incorporated without injury to the other provision of the ordinance. A state of things exists with us, which un less the people are relieved, the real estate .:n u u 1 j e ';., . n. nui ue suiu iuui nanus oi capitalists, wuy are constitutions and laws made but for the protection of the people ? And when they fall short, some modifications must be made. A law like this based upon the good-will and forbearance of the people, could not bo improper. He could not be charged with a desire to overturn the laws, but unless something be done an nnparallellcd state of uttering, turmoil and contusion would ensue. In his part of the State unless the amend ment be adopted, property that once rated at 40 per acre would be put up and knocked down under the hammer for 10 cents. Somo relief must be given to his people. Mr. Caldwell of Guilford, said that while gentlemen legislated for the debtor,, they forgot the creditor. Hundreds of widows and oqmans would groan unper the tyranny of this bill. ' He thought that it would be better to repeal all stay laws and provide a iircuiating medium tor the people. Mr. Grissom withdrew his amendment for the present, to be presented on third reading ef the ordinance. ' Mr. Conigland said he would support the ordinance because he thought it fair to both parties, and would go far towards stifling the spirit of repudiation which is abroad in the land. ' ; Mr. Walkup offered an amendment to the third section increasing the amount of annu al payments by debtor, provided for in said section. Mr. Brooks said that so far as he knew or was able to judge, that the proposed amend ment increasing payments amounted to no refiet at all. The amendment was lost ' ! " '' Mr. Baker an amendment to 12th section : " Nor shall the provisions of this ordinance apply to debts contracted since May 1st, 1805." Mr. McKay a similar amendment, which he proposed to add to Section 14th. -.. ' : ' .' Mr. Baker withdrew his amendment, when Section 14th being read, ."...' - Mr. McKav'a amendment yns adonted. af ter considerable discussion. - - - Mr. King moved" to lyHi whoU matter onthetable. ' ' The yeas and nays were called for with the following result: '- ' Ayes Messrs. Baker, Barrow,' Boyden, Buxton, Dickey, Eaton Furches, Gahagan, King, Lash, McLaughlin, Spencer ot Mont gomery, Stewart, Swan and Winston. Nays Messrs. Adani3, Alexander, Allen, Baines, Berry, Bingham, Bradley, Brickell, Brown, Brooks, Bryan, Burgin, Bynum, Caldwell of Burke, Caldwell of Guilford, Cowper, Dick, Dockery, Faulkner, Ferebee, Foy, Garland, Garrett, Gilliam, Godwin, Grissom, Harris of Guilford, -Harris of Ruth erford, Harrison, Haynes, Hodge, Howard, Jackson,' Jarvis, Jones ot Davidson, Jones of Henderson, Joyce, Joyner, Logan, Love of Jackson, Lyon, McCauley, McKoy of Samp son, McKay of Harnett, McDonald of Moore, McGehee, Mclvor, McRae, Mebane, Murphy, Norfleet, Odom, Patterson, Pearsall, Perkins, Person, Phillips, Polk, Richardson, Rumley, Russell, -Rush, Satterthwaite, Settle, Sloan, Smith ot Anson, snutn ot Johnston, mitn of Wilkes, Spencer of Hyde,' Stephenson, Walkup, Ward, Willey, Williams, Wmburne, and Wright . The 19th section was read and an amend ment offered, when the hour for adjournment arrived. . "Correction. In yesterday's report Mr.' Conigland is made to say " he scorned the wild mob." The better sense is, as reported by himself, " I scorn and repudiate the doc trine that the sole power of government should be vested in a mere numerical ma jority, which does not embrrce a majority of interests also." - JMO injustice was intended, and the correction is cheerfully made. Friday,. June .15, 1860. -Mr. Faircloth, from committee on petition of Mrs. Jane F. Havens, praying for a di vorce, reported an ordinance to that effect. A motion was made to lay on table, wmcn Was lost. i :' ; , ' The committee on swamp lands reported an ordinance in accordance with the recom mendations of the Governor's message. A resolution in relation to the employment of an assistant Doorkeeper during the illness of the principal Doorkeeper, was adopted. Mr. Conigland offered the following reso lution: ,- , . Whereas. The Congress of the United States has under consideration a bill, where by, among other things, it is proposed to levy a tax ot five cents per pound on raw cotton in the hands of the producer, prohi bitintr the removal thereof for sale until the payment of the tax bo proposed to be levied ; and, whereas, the said proposed tax is, in ef fect an export duty, and, as such, is contrary to that clause of the Constitution of the United States which declares, that " no tax. or duty, shall be levied on articles exported from any Btate therefore, r Be it Resolved, as the sense of this Conven tion, That the said proposed tax is in viola tion of the Constitution of the United States, and must, in its operation, be unequal, op pressive and unjust . Be it further Resolved, That Bhould the bill referred to become a law, the Governor of this State is hereby instructed to test the constitutionality thereof in the particular specified in the Courts of the United States, and for that purpose is hereby authorized; to draw on any money in the Treasury , not otherwise appropriated. Be it further Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions, properly certified, be transmit ted, by the President of this Convention, to the President of the United States, and be also laid, by 1dm, before the President of the Senate, and the Speaker , ot the House ot Representatives thereof. ,- y r ..',.' Mr. Jones, of Davidson, a resolution that this Convention consider hereafter only the Constitution and amendment thereto. Iff nnnm fi nrr1!nanA tft-hncyA t.flH election of Governor, Legislature, Ac, to 1st -Thursday in October. - ) " :, : Mr. Howard, an ordinance to incorporate the Wilmington Railroad Bridge Company. ;'-j ' , A resolution in favor of the principal Seo-'' retary of the Convention, was adopted. 'r 'v'- ; - , ' ,'V . ' the stay law, '"'.'i'''.'.;.. Being the unfinished business of yesterday, its consideration was resumed. : j--..-: .'j- ; A number of amendments were offered and -discussed. Some were adopted and some ro-.-d : jectcd. The debate was principally upon ( points of law. ; ? ' . .. . . : Mr. Dockery In discussing it warned, the - people against the general tendency to ran i. into repudiation, and said that; before long I men would be found upon the stump adver eating it .. - '. r. .-' ; . -,-.;,' . Mr. Ferebee iu reply - asked Mr. D. if h . had voted at the last ession of this Convene r ; tion for the ordlndSaf' prohibiting the pay- , ment of tho war debt. Mr. D. replied that , he had, when Mr. Ferebrt went on to say .'. that there was the point where repudiation commenced that he had not voted for the ; ordinance and that he had never tarnished the honor of the State by so doing, &c. ; Mr. Settle replied that ho was the author, -and introducer of the ordinance which pro- . hibited the payment qthe war debt, and that it had secured the support of a large majority of this Convention.. He was tired of hearing insinuations cast upon the honor ;, and integrity of himself and those who acted :. with him, and it was now high time that . some things should be said and understood. . , Those who insinuated that he was in favor of repudiating any honest or just debt, pub- lie or private, simply said insinuated that which was false. No man in the State would scorn the repudiation ofa -jut debt more than himself but this war debt, tainted ; with treason, was not to be classed and con- .. founded with just nnd honest debts. , He took the position that if the State had thiscapitol building full of money and noth ing else to do with it, not one dollar ought' -to be applied to the payment of any debt incurred in trying to destroy the United States government That government owes : it to itself to see that money advanced in seeking its life-blood, shall never return to ' the pocket of its owner. - That is but a small punishment to treason. : Tf think of paying it but invites another rebellion to-morrow, ' ; and offers a premium and reward for trea son. He said he would ask a question by which every man who had tdken an oath to . support the U. S. government since the close . of the rebellion, could easily test himself, so , ., far as this debt is concerned, and see wheth-. er ho was honest, and in earnest, when he took the oath, or whether he was deeeiving j - himself, or attempting to deceive others. -Are you not prepared all now, said he, to say that every dollar hereafter advanced in . any attempt to destroy this government, shall be tainted with treason, and should ". never return to the pocket of the person who - advanced it ? If you hesitate a moment, you are not fit to be re-admitted to the privilege and protection of the Union. You say you " loved the Union up to May 1861. I know in February, 1861, that the people of North Carolina did lovc the Union, and opposed , secession by a large ma')ority. Do you think .- -then, t$at a doflar advanced in aid of any "conspiracy to destroy the Union up to that time, ought to be paid 1 . I imagine not Pray tellme why it is, then, that money j advanced between May, 1861 and May. 1865. to destroy the Union, meets with much fa- , vorf i , . . ... . .-J It is charged, said he, that I am a repudi- ator, because I will not consent to pay this money. I could with much better reason say that any man who has taken the oath of , allegiance to the United States government, and shouts for President Johnson, but still . . longs for that flesh plot of secession, the . war debt, is nursing treason in his breast. Those who cast insinuations upon the honor ' of others for not paying the war debt, are . the most vociferous men amongst us in their ' laudations ot President Johnson, and yet ' they know that President Johnson said not "; ' only to North-Carolina, but to every South- . era State, that not one dollar of that debt . should ever be paid. .'. ; You praise President Johnson for recomr .. mending the very thing that you abuse me ' fordoing. Oh, consislency! , ' ;i : Mr. Ferebee asked Mr. Settle if he had . not been in tho army ? Mr. Settle replied that he was coming to , . that Every body who knew him at all, knew that he had exerted to the utmost his -V poor powers to save the Union, and that he' ' had plead in its behalf against secession un-' " til after hostilities had actually commenced. . -He could truthfully say that he clung to the . . Union with affections that knew no bounds,' . and he witnessed its dissolution, with the .;' same feelings that moved his bosom, when he stood by the death bed of his father. .' . ' He had the dreadful alternatives left of tak- " ing the one side or the other. He become a trl- ' tor and went Into the Southern army. He went in a spirit of desperation more than of hope. Indeed bis only hope was that by ap- - -pearing to be united we might compromise the , matter. ' ' He soon found that it wag impossible for inch 1 vlllany and corrupt ion.to succeed, and it ought not to have succeeded. He got oat of the army ' I honorably and returned home and advocated : , peace on all occasions, .endangered my life, -said he, by doing so. - The difference between me and tome other tral- '. tors is this: no man, woman or child has ever..', heard me boast of It I have always looked upon -. the whole matter with regret, and instead of grie vingafter the dead Confederacy, It costs me no " effort to firmly fix my affection upon the object of my first love. I did all I could to prevent the V rebellion and urged peace after It had commen ced. . I witnessed with admiration the gallantry of our poor soldiers who were being lea to destruc tion, and plead for peace in their behalf: and I f ' repeat now what I have said before, that ttaoM ,r men who pressed this war, after the contest be came hopeless, are (Imply murderers. They were ,. butchering our men without a single hope of sue- ; cess. Those who inaugurated the war were 'i traitors, and those who pressed It after H was hopeless were murderers. The crime Is on theja, f. the regret Is with me. The Stay Law passed Its second reading when '' the Convention adjourned. . .. " " ' ' r'- mL Gey. Carthi Issaes aa Address te the Gorenan ef ,-'.- the Nerthere. States, ,-. ... " ' Philadelphia, Juno . 14 Anticipating the adoption of the Constitutional . amend- : . ment,' passed by the - United . States Senate and just concurred in by the House, Got. ; Curtin of Pennsylvania, addressed circular ; to the Governors, of the Northern States, :, requesting the propriety of unanmity in ec- tion and the calling together of the legisla ' tures, for the immediate .ratification of the r amendment Tie Cettoa Crep. ' '" -New Obiaiks, June 11. Letters from the Bed " ' Biver country give affecting accounts of the over- ' flow and the destruction of property.- v . . . ' The floods every where are subsiding, and the ' planters are putting in cotton again as fast as the , weter receoea. x tenopet oi a crop are smaiL... : ihe meteorologies observations in the centre of the cotton-growing district, taken since April 1 , 15, during the whole of the planting season, are t generally . unfavorable for the cotton growth more to than ever before recorded in the Miss aslppil Valley.