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vol. xxxv. j ' V .. I'lBXrtfeH Vol. XXXV. itl&r, ;:.c.;vi wiirfris: 15. 1869 S. i LITTLEPIELD, " 1 "PUBLISHKB. ' JATES OF SUBSCRIPTION. TERMS Cash in Aiwascb. . , Dl)y paper, 1 year 10 00 " 6 montto 6 00 " "8 " 8 00 " i I 00 Weekly paper. I year 8 50 " 6 months 1 50 , S " 1 00 ". . " 6 copies 1 year 12 00 " " 10 ' I " ... 33 01' To thoxe w!io jet op clubs of six or more sub scribers, me copy, gratis, will be furnished. A cross X mark on the paper indicates the ex piration of the subscription. . RATES OF xYDVERTISING". Tea lines or one inch space to constitute s One square one insertion II 00 Each subsequent insertion ." 50 , Liberal deduction, bv special contract, io large advertisers. Court advertisements will be charged 35 per cent higher than the regular rates. 8pk71al Notices charged 50 per cent, higher than ordinary advertisements. For advertisements inserted irregularly, 35 per cent, higher than usual rates will be charged. No paper in the South has advertising facilities superior t the Standard. Letters must be addressed to ' M. S. LITTLEFIELD. Fashions. AMRKICAN PorLINS. These handsome labrics, which are new to American manufacture, attracted great at tention at the late fair at the American In aitntc in New York, and as they now form art of the standard dress materials lady readers may like to know how they com pare with the foreign article. They are composed of silk and wnol, and look exactly- like the lamotis Irish poplins, except in the want of a certain hih finish, which in the ease of genuine Irish poplins of the best make, have reached absolute perfection in colors (though not in the Taricty and beauty of shade), they are quite cvual. and the meth od of nianulacture seems to be exactly the ame. The price at present is fifty cents less than Irish poplin; it is $2.25 per yard. The durability of these goods, and also of the silks of native Hiannfacture which have ol late been introduced into the market, must be tested by time, but they claim to be of the best quality and fully equal in every respect to foreign fabrics of the same grade. Quite a revolution has been effected in lingerie, at least so far as collars are con cerned; the simple little linen collars which have been worn so Ion-; have been displaced by Valenciennes ruffles, by stiff lace cuffs, in the Elizabethan style, and by large stomach er collars, composed of inserted needlework, alternating with little puffings of lace and finished with narrow fluted trills of Valen ciennes, j,. The only linen collars that are used are narrow at the back and hare square corners turned in front. Tligy are edged with a fine fluted ruffle of Valenciennes lace, w hich is left standing at the back but turns down with the corners in front The same design is used in lace and needlework, only to the collar a stomacher is added, which is very dressy and imparts a styliih appearance in je most ordinary toilet. The ruffs are add ed to the inside of tlt; boddicp, and not only stand np but out from the throat. They e sometime!: made of Valenciennes edging, added to fine, clear mnslin. Plain hemmed muslin is used for mourning. Skirts uf house dresses may be made walking length, or slightly trained, but they are much shorter than last season. Trained and even demi trained dresses are wholly reserved for evening wear. There is no change in the arrangement of the skirts, except that there is rather more fullness at the sides. Basques, over-dresses and postilion basques to high bodies are as much worn in the house as in the street, but the low-throated bodices, heart or V shaped, which arc so pretty fur the house, are considered veir bad taste upon the promenade, unless the corsage is entirely hidden by the cloak or other wrapping. Heart shaped waists and high revers are the favorite ordinary indoor wear. Plain high bodies have the trimming laid on to simulate the V, the reTers or the Ra phael square, the latter very low. A bow is used to ornament the tops of t he Aecves. or an epaulette, the plaiting of the inter turned up over the shoulder, instead of down over the sleeve, as heretofore. Puffed and plain coat sleeves are the principal styles used for house dresses. The latter have frequently a puff at the top or plaitings at the elbow, and a deep cuff, which is real, not simulated, at the waist. Sailor colars are still much worn ; the urrow and wide ruffled ones are snperce fel by the plain ones, with deep points on the shoulder. Embroidered cam'-rio cuffs, w ith small gauntlets of very open embroidery, and colars ot the Sliaks,pere:in style are much in vouc. The largest liberty is allowed in collars. They may be wide or narrow, according to taste. The prevalent style of dressing the neck low, with collar and tie, and throat orna ment, is considered so attractive hat many young Indies omit the fur collar at this sea son, when it is. so necessary, and conse quently make themselves liable to graceful bituaries. Jet ornaments are so extremely popular that single pins, with large covered heads sad fringe attachments, sell at f 33 each, and from that to twenty -five cents. A Child Walks over a mile in his Sleep. A case of sleep-walking occurred on Wed nesday night which, to say the least ol it, is rather stmntie. Mrs. Moore, wife of Justice Charies E. Moore, residing at No. 644 Car roll street, her daughter and little son, Wil lie, nine years old, went to the house of Theodore Kearney. Esq,, on Huron street n the night stated. It was arranged that Mr. Moore and her daughter should accompany Mrs. Kearney' family to an-cntertainment, and Willie Moore to 'be. left ti. dire. The boy was sent to bud, and the servant, soon altcrward fell asleep. . 'About niidnight - j 'u .Vuur. !r- bad remained at Iks ." I.-, arouM.d frout hi sleep by a king a! the front door. He went down s, opened the d or. ani was astonished t' i.i J iiis ! "Willie tTanning in the door v si-, aop.in iitly a-l'ep. Without ilisturb r In.a ii allowed the lad to go np stairs, I tii" l'.t!! fellow deliberately undraard ; n.s-lf and . - tiety ensconced under the ( 'a. Inthi-5 asleep. He had brought M. '. ,( .-: ' .K'J Is clothes, and slept quiet- Vi 'lL "r---'.3t imaytiA tbm alarm -rir-.Trr-'-:7 V; .-'. r re.'Mwtauda7M-r . &-.;( Sr.tlinu '-..c front door of v M" Kenrm y hi;j- op.,u, 'he servant fast st.s, nd Witi-e M - k. The excite ment ws interesting for a v. bile, bnt when tlie uiot ! r and lan-j;St r went home their ytrr je n rni v. i. i i,y ,t seems, had g"t up in his sleep and walked a mile and a half to his home. ' t J Tne Kelt Census. jhe census of 1870 will show but little crease in the populaiion of New England, while tbe West has grown so rapidlv in the Uizen planting business as- to secure the ol political power Iroin the East The uthern States have bad their irrepre itablepopulatioii increased by nearly two UUons oi colored men. The number of weseniaiivcs io winch the States are enti tin Congress is 241, and this npon the nsof one representative to every 127,000 labitants. it is now estimated that the fcus of 1870 will show a population not ith short Of 40.000,000 of inhabitants. th the number t rcpres-ntatives, there I- Oil ff la-tll .1 r t. rt, .v. - ii imiwv me rano oi rep- blatioa br each representative from 127.- U 161,000 inhabitants, , ,i,e wr i'liepopuliiUoft. ' . CORRESPONDENCE. . Wt art not rexpontibU for l& twaa - Corretpendmtti. . .. . .'. . r All Communimtioiu intemtal far publico tim mud U accompanied hi the nam of tin , author. The turnu fuiluisd vafat by requathut tiw rajvin il at guarantee of good faith, Editoh ! o Standard. , . ' . '' ' Toi the Standard. ' 7 Mr. Editor: Yotir general invitation tot correspondence- with the ' peojite, time and again has been, noted, and believing yours to be truly a peoples paper.nud as our Legislature is now in session, I beg leave to la? before you grievance, i ffecting all tho. timber, lumber, and-naval 'store counties trading with Wtltiington. -.). V All tim Iwr,- lumber .stores, and naval stores, most be inspected, according to law This of course Is ery proper. But should we not have good and faithful inspectors t Befora the war, if one should Ire dissatisfied with -an inspection , bill he could call for a new inspection. But now it seems that all the inspectors ara froto New Hanover coun tyunknown to the people np the country, and rumor has it, that all combine nindjul of the day of rings, and man has no prefer ence. Persons carrying timber are often surprised by the time he tie his rope to find some stranger measuring bis timber. - . :;i Suppose he appeals for a new .inspection he appeals from onj partner to another. Now we are willing for New Hanover to have a lions share but tht people appeal for a representative anlong the timber and lumber and naval store inspectors at Wil mington, for at least one inspector from Bla den, Cumberland, Harnett, Sampson, Rolxi son, Duplin, Brunswick and Columbus. Let the law be amended sa that the Governor may give ns a representative accordingly. x The producers, as well as the purchasers and the big Slate of New Hanover, hould be represented. ' ' i We approve and endorse your efforts to maintain the credit of our State. nur ef forts to break up . all combinations against the interest of the' peopie. The Standard is regarded as a truly patriotic and liberal pa per by ad fair men who see it in this sec tion. Success to yon Mr. Pike you are the right man in the right place. REPUBLICAN. Cumlierland, Dec. 2nd 1869. P. 5. Inspectors fees before the war were 20 cents per foot on timber. They are now 40 cents, while limber is no higher price. These fees should be reduced to 30 cent. Do let's have fair play, and we know you say amen. ' ' ' -'n?-v For the Standard. Mr. Editok : Will you allow a stranger, and a Conservative, to congratulate you on the several editorials which have appeared in your paper in fact the whole tone of the Stakdahd since it has been under your control. ' : I have read with great satisfaction the stand you took in regard to the North Car lina Railroad, and what you said in regard to a general amnesty, and yaur views in re gard to poor old North Carolina and immi' gration. - ' Ton say, also, that you are down on all ring3 that may be formed to bleed our poor, down trodden people, or 4wrds to that effect My dear sir, I bid you God speed ; and if you are not endorsed by your party, come down this way, for I think you have a soul, and we endorse any man with such a soul, even though be is a native of Maine. ' In your conduct of the organ ot your par ty, I am glad to see that you. are struggling to heal former prejudices, and hope you may succeed, God's blessings is upon the peace maker. ' ! Now, my dear sir, allow me tn suggest that you plead lor retrenchment in State expenses, and plead also in behalf of our poor tax payers, and beg the Legislature to adjourn, and' also to "lower their per diem, s i i ' onrs,'i -i "" Dec. 3. 1809.. i CUMBERLAND. For the Standard. Mr. Eidtor : Another one of our old and esteemed citizens has departed this life, ; Dr. Thomas W. Gregory died in the town of Halifax on Friday night Dccemler 3d, aged nearly 70 years. He leaves ehinrt him two sons and one danghtcr to mourn his death. The Doctor had many warm friends wh will ever cherish his memory, but he has gone to "that bourne from whence no traveller returns." "Death rides on every passing breeze and larks in every flower. t He was the father of our most excellent Superior Court Clerk, Capt. Jno. T. Grcgiwv. HALIFAX. ' United States District Coart District ol North Carolina. Is Rb Thoe. K. CtmsToti, Banebcpt: 1 Assignee can only sell Bankrupt interest ex cept under an order of Court. ' 3. The proceeds of sales of Bankrupt's intoreat cannot be applied to the satisfaction and dis charge of a judgement craditor lieu. C. H. Clybam flies his petition In this . cause in which he alleges that bjlore the Bankruptcy of Cureton a judgment which now belongs to the petitioner bad been obtained afrainst Cureton, in Lancaster county, 8. C, that there was prop erty belonging to Cureton, botli real and person al, in the county of Lancaster, more than suffi cient to satisfy the said judgment Irom the time the judgment was rendered up to a period after the Bankruptcy, when Cureton's Assignee took charge of and sold the same. The petition further alleges that by the laws of South Carolina, a judgment duly entered, Is Irom the time of such entry, a Hen upon tbe property of the defendant in the county in which it Is docketted. And asks the Court to order the As signee to satisfy the judgment mentioned out of the proceeds ol tbe sales of the property men tioned. The petitioner establishes his judgment by sl ing a duly ccrtifled copy thereof. And proves the law in regard to liens of judgment in South Carolina in the mode well recognized by tbe Couit. - ' ' It U not stated that the Assignee of Cureton sold any of thu property situated In Lancaster district under the order of tl o Bankrupt Court. " If an assignee desires to sell ehotet in action, or to sell property the- title to which, is in dispute, so as to vest in the purchaser a good title, or clear of incumbranres, such as signee most petition the District Court of the United States a a Court of Bankruptcy nd ob tain an order for such sale. And' )n no other way can the assignee sell such prope rty, treed from any pre-existing lawful Hen 'or Incum brance. The assignee may not apply for such order, but he is free to offer the property sub ject to lawful incumbrances"', and should do so unless he shall believe that with bis roanagctpcijt he will be able to' create a iund or increase a fnnd In which, grneral Creditor will be inter- Si4"..- "-?' -. - If the assiguce sell incumbered property by order ol court, then the Incumbrances is trans ferred to the land raised by tbe salc,"and the Court will protect the interests of tbe parties. I had no more power nver S tha if ."Jifn yiii iihqt n..h o"Myrnvf,' manatain of garni te , u ,! Mrr Tf tha asslgnuieut veaVTbrai iignt to the ground, ed in him and subject to any and all incurs- j astonishing state of affairs tealli Court will protect the interests of the parties, branees existing and perfect at tbe commence ment of the proceedings in bankruptcy. . I This question was in efiuc: decided at tbe last terra of tbu Circuit Court ol the United States lor this District the Chief Justice presi ding, in the cases of Lanier, Braos, Ac. vs. D. Riddick, and Rogers vs. poodwln, and more re cently I bare decided tbe same questions in volved In this case, in the matter of Win. 6. Jordan, reported In the Bankruptcy Register, vol. 3, page 4&. : '. r . -. : Inasmuch as It is not abowa that tin assignee sold the property la Lancaster, S. C under or- der of tbe Bankruptcy Court, tba Court pre sumes tbat no such order was asked tor or ob tained and Ittollows that no further or higher Interest in tha property was soM by brat than inch estate as vested ta ekat by the assignment made to him by tbe Register -and Ut the sale so mads was subject to all legal liens or Incum brances KXistlng at the commencement of tbe proceedings In bankruptcy. . . - The order prayed for Is refused. " ' ' Let this be certifjeg to Mr. Register Shaffer, Bteltfh, )i. C, -t-rtt ; "f r..Ve..vr iot,.., gW.-BROOKeo: Arrival Sea Serpent aad Baby eta t v --r, j tho Atlantic Coast. , fr i (i. . Tha,;good hip Scottish Bride, 'two months out from Bordeaux, which arrived at this port; Sunday, was freighted with tbe tory of large marine monster, which the captain, as there U no duty on such mer chandute, was enabled to unfold without delay, and made manifest (without the as sistance of the custom house officials) to a wondering reporter yesterday as followeth: "When about 200 miles off Delaware Bay, in the edge of the Golf stream, in lattitude 88 deg. 1 and longitude 74 deg. the weath er grew suddenly calm, and they saw the great serpent. f Capt. Allen is a bluff seaman, who has followed the ocean as., poofcssioh, lor the ksjt:ten years.. He is the very type of an American skipper, and all the statements he makes In regard tn the serpent arcwor thy of belief. He stales that on the 22d of thu) nvotitb, when in the position above sot down, he descended to hia cabin at about nann. He was just about eating his dinner when his second mate descended the cabin stairs, and in an excited manner told him his presence was required on deck. Think ing the ship bad sprung a leak or that soma other dire mishap had befallen them', he dropped the tempting morsel before him, and rushed up. When he arrived on deck be tound the' crew assembled on the' star board side of the vessel, looking with Awe stricken faces into the water. Not know ing the meaning of their strange canduct, lie also went there, and a sight met his eye the memory of which will never fade. ' During the morning the weather had been rather blustering. The wind . had been blowing from "all quarters" at the same time. But now there had come a calm, and the water was quiet, and; clear as glass, although the sky was covered with dark, heavy clouds, that threatened to burst forth into a deluge at any moment Upon -ap proaching the side of the vessel, the captain saw in t lie water beaeaih a monster such as he had never seen In-fore. It was about 25 feet in length, and proportionately thick; its head was very large and flat, idiile at each side, on tbe extreme edge, were set two bright scintillating eyes, which, he says looked dangerous and wicked. Its hack was covered with large scales like the croc odile, about three inches in lengeh, which hooked together and formed an impenetra ble armor.- Its belly was a tawny yellaw color, and altogether bideaus. . It was ac companied, ly a smaller specimen of its own species, which may have been its unspring. This was but few feet m length, but in shape and color closely resembled the larger one. ; , With the usual superstition that always takes hold of this ciiss, they regarded the serpent with a sort of religious horror, and all the efforts ot the captain to have them make some attempt to capture it were almr tive. They looked upon it assomeihingsu pernaturul, and were not disposed to med dle with it. The thing was about four feet from tho vessel, was lying but a few feet be low the surface of the water, and was easily discernible to all on board. The captain gave orders to have a boat lowered to at tack the monster, but in the meantime the attention of the smaller one was called to tbe presence of the vessel. It raised a few inches above the surface, and then went to ward its larger friend, and seemed to tell it of the circumstance; but whatever trans pired b tween them, the larger one raised Us head as though to investigat its sur roundings, and then, with an easy motion, it dropped into the ocean. In disappear ing, it went head downwaid, and its body described a circle like a hook, its tail rising ontof the water, which, the captain says, tapered off to a sharp point " The calm that had beset the vessel in the morning now gave place to a strong north west breeze, that as night closed around burst into a storm, accompanied by vivid lightning and rolling thunder. .The ship was tossed about by tho relent less waves which ever and anon broke over her with great fury, and during the whole of this fearful night the sailors would not go on deck without lanterns, such was their fear of meeting the monster. Now and then tbey would go the captain and ask his opin ion on the probability of that occurrence, but he being no wiser than- themselves, would laugh at their fears and bid them go to their work. About morning the storm died away, bnt until the followiug day, when they came in sight of the land, the brave men co'ertained an unexpressed dread of the reappearance of the monster. , - Ca.pt. Allen thinks that tho monster came from the regions of Florida, where he has often heard of similar creatures from other shipmasters, and by following the warm cur rent of the Gulf Stream it reached the pos ition where he found it. In his opinion it is a deep water animal, and lie accounts for its appearance so near the surface by the fact of the dark day, and tlie monster not knowing how high up he was. Deliberate and Fatal Case of Assastuaa - tion in Indiana. A man named Lowry was killed at Bates ville, Decatur county, on Wednesday morn ing, under the following circumstances: He lived at a small place called Ander sor.ville, in Rush county, and on account of his lawlessness was a terror to the neighbor hood. He was accustomed to levy small sums by threatening to burn bams or kill stock, and was generally successful. A few days ago he demanded five dollars ot a young man named Walker, whose father is a wealthy farmer, and' threatened to burn the old mail's barn if the demand was not complied with. Walker refused him the sum, and on Monday night the barn was fired and completely destroyed, with two mules and eleven horses and a lot of agri cultural implements,, all of the value of $7000. Lowry disappeared, but the Walk ersfather and son procured a warrant for his arrest, tracked him to Batcsville arid came upon him white he was eating breakfast at a house there. Young Walker slipped in, drew a pistol and fired, killing him instant ly. The body was removed to the depot and the-old man left aw tch over him, while the son went to Morris after a coroner. The old man, who is seventy seven years of age, said he intended to take the corpse back to Rush county, and that it was a great deal easier to carry him that way than if alive. " The: affair" caused a good deal of excitement, bat everybody approved tbe ac tion of the Walkers, and no attempt had been made to arrest them at last advices. Cincinnati Enquirer. A Miraele in Keatacky. A strange story is current among the col ored people, and is exciting some of them quite too much for their happiness, It is as follows: Some time ago (not long, however) a child died, and its body was duly confin ed and taken to the burying ground. There it was deposited alongside tbe newly open ed grave. . .After the "service at the grave" a colored man took "hold of the coffin to hand it down into the grave, but to his as tonishment be could not move it He call ed to his assistance another stout fellow, and the two tried but failed to budge the coffin. Two more came to their help, aad the four had po more power nver a than they would 5. The.offlii f ayload.. This astonishing state of affairs tailed for an' ex planation, and it was determined to open the coffin and see what was inside of it. It was done, and behold, tbe child was alive. Further examination developed the fact that thero was printed upon the bottom of its feet these wurds : "There has been no preacher itf He icn for eleven hundred years." The colorea people people say that tbe Lord did not intend to let that child be buried alive, and so took this method of preventing it It is our opinion that some designing scamp has been playing npon the credulity or these people for some sinister purpose. Lexington (.At.,) BtOteOTMB, xov. zo. '- I . ... i-.- C1 The natural resting place for animals to Ue down on is the face of the earth. They always arise from this natural lied refreshed and full of-vtgoK-Aftcrtl stretch and a shake ol traeatserve, they fcer its if a new life, had been infused iuta them, and they go forth to the duties of the day with a .fresh ness tbat is pleasant to behold. Now, this nntnral bed of earth, tn lie down on, is fur nished exactly suited to their nature,, their wants and tbair condition, by a good coat- ing of soil, kept and, frequently renewed, pp. ., Hydrophobia , A Terrible Death. v Our city Thursday was t he scene of mo heartrending occurrence a death .by hydro phobia. The victim of the nsarfur innlady was a youngnian by the name of John Alexander, a- n-oi J. IV. Alexandra Tku roottg cdon had. lavti I'ltlcn by tabid, dorf aa.driHg nx the 20tb( last August. He did not knoA' . at the time that the dog was mad. ; He nought professional' a Ivice.butwae assured by the physician that he was m ko 1 danger, j toe scratches and wounds healed quickly, and he thought no more about the mutter until last Tuesday nisjlit, when, after being initiated a member of the Ashland Lodge of Good Templars, he experienced on taking a drink of water a nit singular and unplea sant feeling in his throat, but he soon got over it. He was troubled with nothing more unpleasent until Wednesday afternoon, at about four o'clock, whrn, on again at temping to take a glass of watur,he f nind he could not drink., He then immediately sus pected tbe cause of his sickness, and determ ined to folly test it:' . He tried to force wat er into his mouth with a spnoh, but his arm gave a spasmodic jerk, sending the spoon lijing through the air, ami he IrU .back un nerved and wild and sick, both from the effects of th malady and the horrible cer tainty ' of his rapidly approaching fate. : . - He was confined te his bed all Wednesday night. On Thursday morning he got rapid ly worse, and continued to suffer- most ter rible till the time o his death. The agony he endured no words can describe; and the physicians attending him said his were tlie most fearful sufferings they ever bad witness ed. He howled and snarled and barked like a dog. He scratched and clawed at the bed clothing nntil it was almost torn tn shreds. Spasms and convulsions succeeded each oth er, racking his tortured laidy and causing him to foam at the mouth liken wild and ra bid animal, and, in his frenzy, the veins would swell as if they would burst, and he would bark and cough as though his lungs would be forced up, and blood would gush in streams from hia mouth and nostrils. ,The bed, on which be was held down by strong men, was saturated through and through with the crimson streams. . Strange to say, he was conscious nearly the entire time, anil devoted and self-sacrificing, ho firmly insisted that none of his agonized and weep ing relations should be allowed to come near him, as he was afraid he might injure them. His father, who had been absent ar rived a little while before his death, but on being told that be had come, he exclaimed, Don't let him see me.' At about two o'clock his sufferings became even more intensified, and be screamed and shrieked, 'water! water! force it down mel Oh, death, hurry, hurry!" 'His attendant Dhvsiciansaiain administered chloroform most copiously and its soothing ii uu pain-ueaaening enects came witn thrice blessed power, breaking the force of the last fearful momenta ofsuffuiing. Tbe unfortunate victim of that most horrible of all maladies. hydrophobia, escaped front his tortures at quarter past two o'clock Thursday after noon. Mr A.exandur was nnlv nineteen vears old, had lately joiued the baptist-church, and was Known as a m st excellent and indus trious young man. Lexington (JTy) Obtmrv er and lit porter. Sot. 20. Swallowing Snakes -The Revelations of a Londoa Professional. ' 'Tell us about snakes, Peter:" said Purty Bill. "That's a good story, sir," to the writer. - - 'Ah! that wos the most unlikely thin" I hever took to. It went against my stomach hawful to swaller the snakes at first, ami I don't believe I'd ever have done it if it hadn't been for Judy, who said to me when I kicked agin it "Wot difference does it make, Peter, whether you swallow red hot coals or, snakes ? The snakes has their stings all ta ken out, and it's nothing more than swal lowing a sausage or a pork, saveloy." Well, I went at it with a very had 'art. and my old woman used to play "Boney's March Across the Ualps," aud tbe "Det of Kelson whenever I swallowed a snake. Ton see I generally took a snake about four teen or Alteon inches, or maybe, a foot and a half lone. The suns is out. ve know, and takes the head and puts the snake in, and if he docsn t go down why I pinches his tail, and then lie rolls down tbe throat. It made me sea sick at firt, and the people in Sussex thought I was tho devil out and out, and a good many hexamined my feet, which were in tights, to see if I had cloven leet. A goo.li.-h lot of people thinks that the snnke goea entirely down the throat, but it stands to reason that the snake is more frightened than the man. and be does not go down.and hif he did he would be glad to come up, I can tell you." "Don't yu put something in your throat," said a boy of fourteen, who was known among the fraternity as "Teddy the Kinchin ;" "I mean, to make the snake sick if he'd go too far t" "No, that's no use at all. You see he doesn't go half the way down. Pe isafruid, is the snake, and it you cough he'll come up and draw himself up and coil in a bunch in your mouth. But the dutters who pay their money think that the snake is in your stom ach. It stands to reason that he'd get sick. It makes a man retch, and the first snake I swallowed I threw np and had awful vom its, but the next one I rather relished it, and it did nica sight o' good, like an oyster does after ye ave been drinking at night and take tuppence worth of natives in the morning. Well, when I began snake swal lowing it was rather new, and I had it all my own way for a long time, but Dually lots of men began to swallow snake, and coal swallowing was not so good as it used to le, so I took to ballad singing, Judy and L i Caught Alter a Long Ch ise. In Utah Territory, in 1887, a paymaster in tho army was set npon by his escort of soldiers belonging to company C, second in fantry regiment, and his money chest, con taining about 933,000. taken from him. The paymaster's version of the affair was not be lieved, and a court ot inquiry was appointed to investigate the case. A party of soldiers was sent off after the supposed robber. Af ter the paymaster was fleeced of his funds the soldiers fell in with a bind of Indians, and alter a short stiuggle were overpowered ana taken prisoners, inucompany cent out in quest of the robbers came upon the same band of ledums, and after a short hut fierce struggle captured the whole party. The members of the paymaster's escort were tried and five of them were sentenced tn the Btate prison for a term of three years. , While con fined in the guard houso at Fort Sedgwick the prisoner managed- to mttko their es cape. ...,.. :i -. -r, i ..... i For several weeks past United States Dep uty Provost-Marshall John Gallcspy has been following up a man whom he hud good rea son to suppose was a deserter from the ar my.. By dint of certain tricks of the trade he rung Irnra tbe man a full confession in re surd to tho affair. He learned that his name was John Green ; that be was the bugler of company u, and that he was one of the rob bers. Gallespy took him into custody about nine o'clock yesterday morning, but was obliged to turn him over to detective officers Bellinger and Bohcn, who demanded the prt soneron a eharge of burglary. SanFrancii to Alia, 19V- . - . .. . Among the attractions of the Suez Canal excursion, the most curious one is an excur sion to the lcphanline Islands, where stands the ancient Kilometer, built many centuries before Christ's birth. The Nilo- roeter has not been visited before since 1709. It consists of some gigantic, caicarerous blocks on the shores of the river, near the Tropic of Cancer. The ancient Egyptians nunc ii io mum tno rise and fall ot the Nile, and to show when to avert an inunda tion. Tiie island on which it stands ia un. inhabited ; but, strange to vuy, is almost i paradise, glorious with tropical lieauty. A French comjianyjirorvisesjo.tnkc along two naieons, tne prospectus ot the company say ing, with their usual national wit; "The lorty centuries linvo looked down upon ns long enough ; let us mount into the slcy and contemplate them." '. This same .company dill take people on 1'allooniug expeditions nbove the Pyramids, thus savin? the trou blesome ascent and the cry of "heck-aheesh.' A young 1L D., having risked permission of a girl to kiss her. the replied, "No, thank you ; I never like a, doctor's bJH Wck in my lace.-; .. ' THE LEGISLATURE.! H-i:r. y?i:i i - ' ' ' A wv' ' 1 : V la the Senate j Monday Dee. 1869: ..A A'oniJiiumnilloa was received Irom Mr. Bar row rtuting tliar, on further consideration, he drriiire to-witmiraw bis reaitrnatlon as Senator ? nou1J)c4th. tieuatorial Dl.niel, and requesting uiq. iiio eniuc ue nipei icu. , Mr. RoBBttis moved that the resignation be accept. - - - ' - s Mr. WniTi made a point that the resignation ol a Senator eecessarily vacated his seat, and tbat It was not iu order lor. the Senate t take any sc-tion on it, either In the way of accepting or h$ecting the resignation. ' "-i ' Tbe Chub was of. opinion that the point ot ordcr'-o'l the Senator Irom Rowau (Mr. Bobbins) 'was not well latch; !nnlrcniir.krdr it a Senator's resigoatioD is bound Jo be scoi pted.hp may,as a Senator of North Carolina and while In lil scat, -beguilty of some gross violation of law and rules of order, and avoid expulsion by the Senate, and the eensure and punishment which the law authorizes this body to inflict upon him, and which bis conduct deserves, by 'enacrlr.g bis resignation. The 8enator may be ' guilty at. conduct during a recess unworthy of a Senator, and it be, by simply tendering bis res ignation can vacate his seat, be may dely this body, an ( thus escape tbe punisnment which his crimes, deserve. It would be a dangerous and i anwise precedent. ' If a Senator lorwards his resignatiun to the Governor lor his action, the Governor may re fuse It, and lay the resignation and the conduct of the Senator bt fore the Senate, so that there may be an investigation before tbe Senate into the conduct or the offender. A Senator may defy all the authority of tbe State, or tbe people, and of this Senate, and cast imputations upon this body which are unjust, ungenerous and lalfe, if be can, by tendering his resignation, vacate bia seat, and prevent the Senate from pursuing a course to show its disapproval of the Senator's conduct Mr. Bobbins appealed from the decision of the Chair.. . .. , ' I - Mr. 8wket moved that tbe further considers- I tion of tbe subject be postponed till to-morrow at 11 o'clock. i . Agreed to. '. Mr. Love a series of resolutions, as follows. ' A resolution concerning the session of the Code Commission, requesting theCodcCommis sioiiers to report to tbe Senate what time they have been actually employed in their duties as sueb. . . Adopted. ' ' ' ' ' ' -' ' ' A resolution concerning tbe pay of the Code Commission, directing the Treasurer of the State to report what sums have been paid by him to the Code Commissioners since their ap pointment, &c. Adopted. ; ' . Senate bill to provide for tbe finding of tbe public debt Mr. Swiet moved that the bill be recommit ted to tbe Finance Committee, or that those bonds and coupon? which have been declared unconstitutional either by dleta or the decision of the Supreme Court be excluded The motion ol Mr. Sweet to recommit prevail ed. ! i It. Mr. Bhogden. resolution, that what has been known as the Tu -ker claim having been based upon depreciated currency, m the year of 1863, beauil tbe same is .hereby Indefinitely postpon ed. Mr. Wi.nstead said he did- not know why the resolution should be introduced, referring to another subject matter, or of postponing tbe subject matter. It should be recollected that ' last lession this cbiira was lost, but by one vote and It Is not beyond all question tbat Mr. Tuck er is entitled to bis pay. I am quite satisfied be will be entitled to it under the decision of the Supreme Court. It Is a subject which tbe Leg islature can afford to investigate, and not pass those resolutions indefinitely Msponing it. Mr. Mjlktihdax.e moved to lav .he resolution on tbe table which was agreed to. - Senate bill to repeal chapter 285 of the laws ol 1888 '6 requiring the registration of deeds. un us 3rd reading; rasseu. A bill to regulate the cost of criminal actions. On its 3rd reading. Passed. Teas '., nays 3 The bill passed its several readings. A resolution anthorizin!? the Treasnrcr of SUte to pay the sum of 5 373.74 to M. A. Bled soe upou bis claim lor supplies furnished the In sane Asylum during the war. 1 lie Senate then adjourned. In the Honse, Monday, Dec. 6 : Bv Mr. Fhsnch : Bill to create a Board of Railroad Commissioners. Ordered to be printed. By Mr. Ellis : Bill to incorporate the New ton Female Academy. Kelt! red to the Committee on corporations. Mr. Wuitlet from the Committee on Corpo rations, reported a substitute for House Bill, No. 13, in relation to tbe powers and duties ot State officers. Ordered to be printed and made tbe special order for next Tuesday week at 11 o'clock . ' Mr. Inouam called un bill to provide for fill ing vacancies in the townships of the several counties ol tbu State. The Judiciary Committee had reported adversely to its passige. Mr. Sktmouk moved that the bill be re-refer red to tbe Judiciary Committee Carried. Mr. Fahuow cuiled ud tbe resolution lor the relief of tbe tax collector ot Hyde county, and tbe snentt ol Ulmtuam. county. The bill, on motion ol Mr. Farrow, was recom mitted to tbe Finance Committee. Mr. Bowm as called no tbe resolution of Mr. Blair in relation to taking a recess. Mr. French offered an amendment, providing tor tbe allowance of mileage, but no perdiem. ine amendment was rejeciea. Mr. H'BLcn moved to lay the whole matter on the table. Lost. Mr. Smith, ol Martin, offered an amendment providing to give one-half mileage, (10 cents.) Mr. Stkvsns moved tbe indefinite postpone ment ot the whole matter. Lost. The amendment of Mr. 8mitb, of Martin, was rejected. Mr. W BLcn offered an amendment to strike out "30th December " and insert " &Hh Decem ber," and strike out the "10th of January " and insert "Std of January." Kcjccieci. I eas so, nays 40. Mr. Downing moved to strike out "20th ol December" and insert "13th of December." Mr. WKLcn moved as a lurther amendment. that those members remaining in Raleigh du ring the recess shall receive S3 pcrdicm. Mr. Williamson offered a substitute, declar ine that the General Assembly will take no re cess, but remain in session. Mr. Hlaib moved the previous question. Carried. Tbe amendments offered bv Messrs. Downing and Welch, and the substitute ol Mr. William son were rejected. Thu original resolution was then adopted yeas 58, nays S3. ' Mr. r KESCn moved losuspenu rue rules lor the purpose of moving a reconsideration of the vote by wbtah the -House appointed a special committer to go to New York to investigate tbe sale snd manipulation of State bonds. Mr. Ssmoua said that it was not the desire ot the Republican party, or ol himself as a member ot that party, to prevent a fair and full invest! gatlon ol tbeappropriations authorized to be made at the last session of the Legislature; but on the contrary, sucu an investigation whs aesireo. He lavored a reconsideration, because the results ot a visit or the committee to .New York, would be absolutely valueless. They would have no power in that city to compel the attendance of witnesses, nor in ruility to investigate. They could only call upon thie and that broker tor information, and of course would be refused, lor it was not to be expected that any stock broker would exhibit bis books to a committee appointed by this House. Another reason why the vote eiiouiu oe reconsidered was, mat mi present was not the proper time to send a com mittee to New York : it would be time do so. alter the Honse had taken other testimony in Committee ot tbe Whole, and thereby ascertain ed a knowledge of facts tbat would justify the taking o1 such a step. All the propositions about investigation had emanated Irom Demo crats; ana tins lact, togetnerwun mo course o those gentlemen in disenssing tbe same, went lar to prove that it was all done with the delil erate purpose of lengthening out the session; and thereby throw discredit upon the Republi can party. He proposed to his Republican friends to cut off so much debate. He repeated that it was the desire and purpose of Republi cans . that the . investigation should be made ; but he was opposed to . com mitting the thing to the Democrats. Tba Republicans were ten fold more interested in this matter than the Democrats, for they were responsible to the people. He held that consldr crutiona higher than those ol party should actu ate members in this matter, and if his party friends were to shrink from what be considered their duty in tbe premises, he would not vote with them. It was due to the people tbat tbey should know in the very shortest time, what dis position bad been made of the State bonds, and or their proceeds alter sale. i Mr. Ingram opposed a reconsideration. He bad not charged fraud, but believed some were guilty ot frauds. Four millions in bonds were appropriated to the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford rou and one million ot tbe same had bee sold, and the proceeds of the sale had been used in tbe redemption ot bonds, which were not due. He also knew the fact tbat mucn of tbe money had been paid to contractors at very extravagant prices, while many of the friends of the road could not get contracts. Ha was actuated bv a purpose to do rurht. and should sustain propositions when tbey commend ed themselves to his judgment, whether they einsnated from Republicans or Democrats. t Mr. Jabvis expressed his views on the sub ject, and opposed a reconsideration. He moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. . The motion was rejected by the following te: v ; i ;tt, j ' ..- ,.- ,,j j Yxas-i. Messrs. Argo, . Armstrong, Banner, Bsrnett, Barnes, Blair, Clayton, Durham, Ellis, Ellington, Fairpw, Ferrebea, -tattling, Gibson, Green, Harris of Franklin, Hawkins, Hicks, Hil Hard, High, Hodnett, Humphries, Ingram, Jar via, Kelly ol Davie, Long of Chatham, Malone, Matheson, .McMillan, Moore ot , Alamance, Nicholson, Painter, Fon, Robinson. Shaver, Smith ot Alleglwny, Smith 01 Wayne, Thomp son. Welch. Whitley, Williams or Harnett and Williams of Sampson 40. Nats Messrs. Ames, Ashwortb,, Bowman, Carson, Gary.. Caw thorn., Cherry, Davidson, Downing, Eagles, Foster Franklin, French, Gabagan, Gilbert, Gralnuuv GuiXcs, Hendricks . Eodgin. Hoffman, Honey, Hodginga, Justice o Henderson, Kelly of Moore, Leary, Lang of Ricbmond.Mayo.Meiidenhall. Moore of Chowan, Morrill, Parker, Peck, Price, Baa, Renlrow, Rabbins, Reynolds, Seymour, Sinclair. Simonds, Smith of-Martin, -Snipes, 8tanton? Stevens, Sweet, Veefel, Vest, Waldrop, White,-Williamson, and Wilson 50. ,,,..., s. Mfi PPV shoidd. JIt' hU. nppofjf tq every proposition that would be anxilliary to (he pur pose first armed at, vis:. the investigation or freed. He had supported the resolution ap pointing the snb-iuvestigatlng..eommlttee, be. lieving tbat this step would lacllitate the work of investigation. He therefore opposed the po tion to reconsider. . .,i . Mr. Downino said tbe resolution appointing the committee te go to New York, was vprung hastily, and he, without reflection, voted lor, it. lu a lew minutes he saw his error, snd should now favor a reconsideration. The' committee were to investigate tbe manipulations ! our bonds. He contended that this Legislatura bad nothing to do with that matter, Thertcpertt of dealing in tbe bonds were mostly fictitious sales sellinir Ion? and selling ehert or buying" long and buying short end really there were no bonds exciiangeo. 1 uis was one or i ue -manipulations," and what had this House to do with that ? He understood tbat letters had been re ceived in this city from New York giving Infor mation about our bonds in the New York stock maiket, ".; - ' IV Let ; corresoondcoce Be instituted with ttose New York Dailies, and let steps' be taken I to have their statements given under the sanctity ot an affidavit, and be would not object. He wished It understood mat ne tavoreo a ngiu in vestigation, and he thought bv the time it was through with, tbe result would be the same as that or last session somebody would be caught that was not at tirst intended. He was - credibly intonned that Col. Cowan had sold a million of the bonds 'issued for tbe Wilmington,Clmrlotte A Rutherford Koad.andnota mile of that road was bnilt! Ho was also informed that the Board ol Directors had ordered the payment ol the debts ol this mad along the line, and that for num ber of weeks this action was kept a secret. In the meantime parties passed along the Ifne, and purchased a portion of the obligations of the ttoaa at. irom o iu oo ccqib uu iuu uonar: suu that lull amount was set down against the Road thus depriving that work of tbe benefits of such purchases, no gave nouco mj niemoem that for the lesidue of tbe session, he should oppose the institution ot Investigsting com mittees, unless such step was rendered neces sary by specific charges, from responsible pel- sons. .. . Mr. Sinclair was a political encui of Col. Cowsn, but at tbe same time he knew him to be ugentleman of a high sense of honor.. No oth er name but tbat of Col, Cowan's had been men tion in this debate. It was useless to attempt to fasten fraud udou Col. Cowan, be was as tar above the commission of fraud as was an angel of teaven to occupy a seat in this Genorat As sembly. Tbe work of investigation bad been entered into, and Republicans owed it to them selves to see that It was fairly, justly and lully done, and for them now to (alter iu this work, would be to damn them forever as a party, lie would never consent tbat this movement should be conducted bv Democrats. So far aa-. Demo crats were concerned in this matter, it was a movement on their part to make capital tor tbe next campaign. He thought tbey would be rath er sick ol the movement before it was done with, for instead of the blow recoiling on Republicans as these gentlemen intended, it would be hurled with a ten fold power against themselves. After some further debate the House adjourn ed without coming to a vote. . ,; In the Senate, Tuesday, Deb. 7, 1869 : Mr. Wblkeb from the Committee on Educa tion reported favorably on a bill to amend aee. 19. chap. 184 ot the Laws ot 18U8 '9. Mr. witiTE, iroui toe same committee, re ported with amendments the bill to amend aad consolidate the several acts of the General Assembly so as to make it harmonize witb tbe provisions ol the Constitution. Mr. CHEitnv, trom tue committee o'l educa tion, reported unfavorably on bill to amend chap. lf4 ot the laws ol 18o8-'ti9. - A Resolution directing the Treasurer of State to report tbe amount paid Engrossing Clerk, Enrolling Clerk, &c, on whose order and what authority such sums were paid. Adopted. ' A resolution authorizing tbe Public Treasurer to pay M. A. Bledsoe the sum ot $5,393,47, out ol any monies in the treasury not otherwise ap propriated. me resolution wituout tue amendment pasBea its second reading. - Tbe hour for the special order having arrived a bill to authorize E. H. Ray, late sheriff of Wake couutr to collect arrears ol taxes, was taken up, and indefinitely postponed. the hour having arrived tor tue point ol oruer made bv Mr. Bobbins, that tbe resignation ot a Senator necessarily vacated his seat , snd that it was not in order for the Senate to take any ac tion on it either in the war of accepting or re jecting the resignation. l ue cnair navnig statea nis opinion, as given yesterday, Mr. Bobbins quoted several instances, one, the case ol several Indiana represen tatives absenting themselves from thu Legisla tive Assembly to avoid voting on the 15th amendment, &c. " i Mr. Swxet quoted numerous nrecedtnls from the " Congressional Globe" averse to the deci sion ot the Chair. After considerable debate tbe Senate sustained the Chair. Yeas 20. Nays 19. , A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting a reBOlutiuu which passed that body in regard to the general As sembly taking a recess from and altei-.thr 20th of December 1S00, to January 10, 1870, and that no member or omcer ol tbe ueneral Assembly receive per diem during such recess, or mileage to and from home. Passed. Mr. Jones of Mecklenbnrg. with permission introduced a bill to provide a system of public instruction. Relerred to the Committee on Education. The Senate then adjourned. In the Honse, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1 689. . Mr. Fubncu rose to a Question ot orivileire. He said. The Sentinel reported Mr.Jaivisas having said tbat he (Mr. French) had said that be " voted to raise tbe committee to proceed to New York as be thought it would cast reproach on the Democratic party, but be had changed hut nunc." II Mr Jams said that he had mimudcrdood him (Mr. French) for he had not changed hit mind. He said that be had come to the conclu sion that the State could not stand the expense of this lolly. He still thought that such foolish and expensive modes of. investigation as those of a Committee ot the Whole, aud tbe proposed committee to New York, would eventually cast reproach on tbe two parties who instigated them vis: thu " Democratic " and tho " fou 1 par ty. The latter consisting of one. ; . nr. BiKCLAiB, irom tue committee on rnvate Bills, reported bsck bill toauthorize J. P. Mach eson, late Sheriff ot Alexander county, to col lect arrears of taxes, with an amendment. Amendment adopted, and bill passed its sev eral readings. ' Also favorably on bill to authorize G. W. Wvnnc. Tax Collector of Hertford enuntr. to collect arrears of taxes for tbe year ISO?. rassea its several readings. Bv Mr. French: Resolution in favor of W. 8. Wiggins snd J. C. Harper. tteierrcu to committee on Claims. Bv Mr. Poc: Resolution directinir tho Public Treasurer to make no payments cl interest on the coupons ol bonds issued tor tbe purchase of a Penitentiary site. The resolution was adopted unanimously uuaer a 6Uspenaion oi tue rules. By Mr. moobb, oi cnowan : mil to lay ou ana establish a new count V bv the name ot "Dare." Laid over. . Tbe unfinished business was the motion of Mr. French to reconsider the vote by which the House adopted a resolution appointine a sneciai committee to go to New York lor the purpose of investigating tne sate ana manipulation ot Btate oonas. Mr. Downing urged as a reason why the vote should be reconsidered, that the 'Sentinel' of to day said that "tbe object of sending the Com mittee to New York can and will be accomplish ed, even if the resolution by which tit Commit tee was raised was rescinded." - it then, tha ob jects could be attained without tbe expense, as amnnea ny me -sentinel,' it was useless to ap points committee to go to flew lorK. Mr. Welch opposed the motion. Mr. Seymour characterized tbe resolution as an effort on tbe part of Democrats to make party capital. The Republicsns in the House were in favor or investigation, but would not be deter- red Irom the most direct meaus of making that investigation oy any or tho threats or maneou verings of the opposition. He hoped that the motion would prevail. Mr. Frekch said it was the purpose of Repute hcans tbat no committee at present should go to New York at the expense of the State. There were propositions already on the calendar that provided for a more complete investigation than the plan adopted by the House, aud at much le-s expense to the 8tsle. Tbe proposed visit of tb committee to new xorK would eneel nothing, ana therefore he favored the motion to reeonsid er. He moved tbe previous question. ' Sustained. ...... ; ..' ' Tbe motion to reconsider then prevailed by the following vote: - Yeas. Messrs. Ames, Ashworth, Bsrnett, Carson, Carey, cawtborn, Cherry, Crawford, Downing, Eagles, Forkner, Foster. Franklin, French, Gabagan, Graham, Gunter, Hendricks. miiiara, ncagin, uonman, norney, uudgings, Justus of Henderson, Justice ol Rutherford, Leary, Long of Richmond, Mayo,, Meudenhall Moring, Moore of Chowan, MorrilbPeck. Price, Rea, Renfrew, Bobbins, Reynolds, Sermons Sinclair. Sftnoada. Smith ot MartflK . rjnloesi Stanton, Stevens, Stilley, Sweat, 8jkee, Vestal, Vest, Waldrop, White, Williamson and Wilson on. , , .... . ,1.1 i Nats Messrs. Argo, Armstrong, Barnes, .i... ...... r : n , j n m.. vmjkjii, Iavis, isuviusuir, jsaruam, EJUS, Cl ling ton,, Ferebee, Gibson, Harris of Frankliu, Haw urns, 111CK8, cltgb, Hinnant, Uodnvlt Humphries, Ingram, Jarvis. Kellv Of Davie. Kelly of. Moore, Long of Chatham, Malone, Matheson, McMillan. Moore of Alamance. Nieh. olsou, Painter, Pou, Robinson, Sharer, Smith ot Alleghany, Smith of Wayne, . Thompson, Welch, Whitley, Williama of Harnett andWll liana of Sampson 99: r . . The question then recurred on the adoption of the resolution. - 'i Mr. Frrhch moved that the resolution be In definitely postponed. Lost. - - ... ,. Mr. Frenqh arose to a question of privilege, and asked the Speaker It the edect of tbe adop tion ol tbe motion to indefinitely postpone would place It beyond the power of the House daring too session to appoint a similar commit tee to go to New York? , The Chair decided tbat It would. ' Mr. FebitOh then said be was not actuated by a desire to prevent tbe House Irom ralsiog sueb a committee, if In the judgment ot members it waa thought proper ao to do. He did not in tend tbat his motion should be so sweeuinx In its effect. - 5; . Mr. 8btkocr moved to lay the resolution en tne table. . . Mr. Meore, of Chowan, related the experience! ot tbe Special Committee appointed but session investigate tbe affairs qf Albeqivla aad Chesapeake papal, , . "ij The motion to table then prevailed by the fol lowing vote: ' ' " i Ykab Messrs.. AavM, Aahworta, ... larnett, Blair, Carson Carey, Owthorn, Cherry, Craw ford, Downing, Eagles, Forkner, Foster, Franklin. French, Gauaean, tiranam, Goiter, Hendricks, Hodgiu, Hoffman, Homey Hudg iugs, Jusllcrot Rulhdrtord, Kelly orMoore, Leary, Loag.ol-Biatiaioari, Maeo,iuainball, Moring, Moore ol Chowau. Morrilk feok, Rea, Benfrow, Reynolds, Seymour, Binclair, Si moan. Smith ol Martini Snipes,' Ste vens, Stilley, Sweat, Yeatai, Vest, Waldrop, White, Williamson. Wilson 62. 11 ! HATS Messrs. Arte, Araastronsv panner. Clsyton, Davis, Davidson, Durham,Ellis, Elllng- f ton, Jercbee,B,timg, Gibson, Harru or rranaM Un: TTawklns. Hieks. Hlirh. Hlrmaut. Hodnett. Humphries. Ingram, Jarvis, Kelly of Dnvle, ' Loot ot Chatham, Malone, Matheson, McOa-, less,' McMillan, Moore of Alamance, Nicholson, Painter, Pou, Rouinson, Sharer, Smith of Alle ghany, Smith ol Wayne, Thompson, Welch, Whitley, Williams, oi Harnett, Williams of Sampson W. : Mr. UarnetT then explained his position as follows ; He opposed tlie motion to indefinitely postpone, for tbe reason that its adoption would precinda the appointment el a similar commit tee, although matters of importaneo looking to the developement or Irauds might be suggested daring tbe mvistigatloa. He voted to table tha resolution, for the reason that the rcaolation could at any time be taken up, and If necessary a committee be appointed to go te New York to seek information. .... , . , I i On motion of Mr. French, tbe bill providing' to re-endow tbe Bute Uuiverslty was made tbe special order on to-morrow at 11 o'clock. Tbe House, according to previous appoint ment, themwent into . . i -i -.- r. i . cosnomn of thi wbolb. ' , , Mr. Too in the Chair. . . . , .' The proeredinga of tbe first meeting of the committee were read and approved. There being a oaase, Mr, Downinb desired that those members who lavored investigation in the manner, should now gn on in this work. Mr. Durham was satisfied, since tbe tabling of the resolution appointing a committee to go to New York, and Irom tbe course -ot leading Re publican members on this matter, tbat ao fair investigation was intended, lie should there fore withdraw Irom all participation in tin inves tigation, and tnrn the wtole thing over to tbe Republicans. Fer one he dorounced the whole proceedings thus fai bad. . t . . . Mr. Downino said tbe declaration ot Mr. Dur ham waa a mere assumption. The gentleman, and those acting with him, had clamored lor aa investigation in committee ot tbe whole.. They were allowed that .committee, and now it , was coolly proposed by. thu gentleman to tarn the matter over to the Republicans, . because, for sooth the resolution to appoint a committee to go to New York was tabled.' If the supporters of tbe committee of the whole were tired of tbst game, let them ask lor a discharge ; II not, let them go on in their work. Mr. Sinclair expressed surprise at the course of Mr- Durham. At the first part ot the session the very air was thick with the rumors el fraud. It was tbe same the last session ; a Senator de clared in bis seat that he could put his bands on the guilty. He was girea an opportunity to do so, and be tailed. Were gentlemen, who were ' so fona of circulating the rumors ol fraud, now sick of investigation ? Going to turn the mat ter to Republicans, were they ? He could tell them tbat that game would not do. Who had charged the existence of these frauds but tbe Raleigh Sentinel ? Let positive charges of cor ruption be made; let tlie fraud be sbown. These charges emanated from Democrats, with : the view to throw obloquy on the present adminis tration, and to get themselves In office. ' "' ' Mr. Malokb pledged himself to produce evi dence, sufficient to hang forty men, II, indeed, the commission of fraud was a banging crime. He could show that some ol the railroad officials bad tailed or refused, to report to the Superin tendent of Public Works, aa they were by law required to do. He moved io request the atten dance of tbat official to give evidence. Carried. Mr. Hinnant moved thai G. W. gwepson be summoned to appear before the committee.. Mr. Sevmour moved to amend the motion by directing the clerk ot the committee to summons all tbe railroad presidents from the 30th ol May, 1863, to tbe pnsent time, and that each sum mons Designed by the chairman, and counter signed by the clerk. The amendment was accepted and adopted.' Mr. Harris, Superintendent of Public Works, then appeared and took the witness stand, . Question by Mr. Malone Please state what Railroad Companies have tailed or rclased to re port to you as required by law. Answer Tbe following Is the action of Rail road Companies, in the matter referred to. Western Railroad Tbe President sent in his report this morning. ; vVilliamston Tarboro road No report. Atlantic & North Carolina road Received a dispatch trom the PresiUent.that he would report lo-mgnu ' - - i i Wilmington, Cnarlo'te & Kutherlora road- No report. coatuani road no report Western Division ot the Western North Caro lina road No report. ' ' i Juistern Division ot tue Lantern jortti Caro lina road No report. , Atlantic, Tennessee dt unio roao & pa mat report. ; ' Question by Mr Malone Have yon aemanaen to those reports ? - - 1 ' i Answer 1 sent blank . reports, some twb months since for that purpose. 1 : Question by the same Have they, or any one ol them. reluscdUo aliow vou to investigate tbe afiairs ot these Roads? ' Mr. Moore objected 1 If ft waa claimed that the Superintendent was to examine the books of tbe different railroad officials, be sbould object, lor tbe reason tbat the law gave no such author- It v. A Iter a long debate, and after raising various poiuts of order, that grew -oat ot tba shape taken by the discussion, the question waa ruled admissible. Mr. Moons, of Chowan, appealed trom the de cision ot the Chair, but withdrew tbe appeal, in order that i Mr. Holdbk might oner an amendment, to in sert in the question the words "according to law. ............... Peudine further discussion the Committee arose and agreed to ask leave to sit this evening a tK o'clock. - -h r r Tbe House re-assomDica. Mr. Pod reported tbe proceeding of the Com mittee and asked leave to sit again- . Adopted. t A message was received Irom the Governor. transmitting a communication from the Public Treasurer, in which he stated that be should decline to appear inperson before the Commit tee of tbe Whole. The Executive approved the decision of tbe Treasurer. I Ordered to be printed. On motion ol Mr. Sevmour. the House ad journed to meet at 7j o clocx, r M. Vi I evening session. The House met at V o'clock, P. Si. ' ! Mr. Port moved to make tbe color Into Com mittee of the Whole the spsclaforder on Tuure- davnertstll o'clock. He did this lor the reaaoa that the bill to 'empower committees of investigation to entorcc the attenuancc oi wit nesses" had not yet passed the Senate, and tbe advantage to be derived from tbat measure could not yet be enjoyed, no witnesses mere- lore had been summoued to appear before the committee, and had nodisposition to interrogate the Sv.oeriutendeut of Public works anv inriner than had been done- The committee while id session to-day were in much contusion for want ol preparation for the examination, and it was ao better prepared to-nigni. i : Mr. Sinclair seconded the motion, and de sired that the friends of a Committee of tha Whole sbould have full time to prepare them selves, so that the wisdom or folly ot snch a pro cedure could be fully demonstrated. I Mr. Mookb, ol Cbowan, approved the motion and nnred that the Committee should immedi ately proceed in its investigation. - While tbe senate was acum? on me 0111 reierrea io. ue House could be getting the information tbat the Governor and beads ot department were aoie la communicate. Tbe eve of the people waa on us. and he favored a thorough prosecution of the present plan of Investigation, until all or, at least, tne uonse was saiisuca oi lis nucr liu nraeticabilitv. ... ' ar, 91 alone oaa not proposed urn rboiuiioo to go into tbe investigation, and those gentle, men who had opposed the ralsiug of this com mittee bird done even-thing to dog Its workings. He thought it was proper to make tbe investigat tion without regard to party predellcttens. He denied that tbe investigation war a Democratic proceeding. The Republicans bad expressed their determination to conduct this investigation ae would ask ao more question and leave the work to them. . . i Mr. Inqbam exDressed himself readv as he all the while maintained for investigation. Ha would work with Democrats or Republicans in, the attainment of that purpose. ' ' " l Mr. Sinclair called the yeas and nays. The motion to nostoone was lost Yeas 16. naysba. Mr. Ellinstok introduced a resolution pro viding fur the emulovment ol a phonographic) reporter to t4e down tha questions aad an- ewers made In 'Committee ot the wnote. Xiata over. 1 . ' .-v.' -. ' . Ou motion of (Mr. Jcsticb, of Rutherford, tbi tioase then went into . comtrrrt or tm whole '. Mr. Bissnr mdvea that tUt eoaumsteeTise, report progress, and aak leave to sit again. Mr. Hahbis, Superintendent of Public Works, affain took the witness aland.- .... ... The question recurred on the motion of Mr. HoMen te amend tbe qnestloa of Mr. Malone by incorporating in tne same tue woros " accord ing to laws." Amendment adopted. " The question, as amended, was then read, and the following ia the .. Answer Fbave been refused trains to Inspect some of the reads t I- have not been refused the inspection of the books ot any company, lor X nave noi asKia to oe anowea to ao so. i Question bv Mr. Beynonr State which.' any, of the railroads now in nroirrees of con. struetlon in North Carolina you have Inspected this Fall. : : - . Answer I inspected the Eastern Division of Ik. WhI... Vll, n.lu Y) -M J " - .iwiiw.iiviuvwviua naiirvau. Qnesttea by Mr. ioeWf-Btate what Roads have thus refused trains for the purpose stated by you T Answer The Wilmington, Charlotte and Hutberford road neglected to furnish a train to Inspect; tbe Wilmington and Weldon road, the Wilmingtoawed MirtiaaUs r d Mid tee Char- lotte and Columbia road did not reply the Ran leleh and Gaston road respectfully dee fined. I Qnestloa by Mr. Meore IWbcte.- haw -often,! and bv whom were tbe trains reanired. fmd What purpose did yoe want them f 1 Aiwooe yeeiv taJflspectToad ' eds. trusses and bridp-m Jb T bedsj trusses, aaij bridges, J;V'l 1 e what pro tlon ottbe h Carolina aere at the oad? Morganton, . a except a few a toHKi regularly on tbat part of tb rwl. The comoiitice arose, ad tbe House re-assem bled. '..V',.'1- , Adjourned. ta'taeieaate. Weaaeenay, Dae. 8, 9J: Mr. Lets, a bill tor tba redemption ot real ,1" - -,,- . -, bmreanlring County Com- MuIiuim to muirt tn the Board ei Public Charities yearly in regard to tbe poor and deaf anil rfnmh Jbn nf tlmip reaoectlve COnutieS. Relerred to Committee on Propositions and Grievances. - - Mr. Komim, a bill to amend Section t, chap ter 93, ol the Public Laws paaerd at the session of 1868-69, . . ... Referred to the Judiciary Committee. A message was received from t he House trans mitting a biH-wWeh passe- tbat body. Incorpo rating the Elisabeth. City and Norfolk Railroad Company. Relerred to the Committee on Intend Improvements.- And a bill to ebange the tmnidry line between the Countiet-of -Sum aad Allegbiny. Mr. Forkner moved that tbe mica be suspen ded end bill placed on the catendew " Agreed to. - Tbe resolution authorizing the Treasurer of tbe State to pay M. A. Bledsoe the sum or $5, 893.47, was called tto-it.d reading. Mr. Hates said he desired to offer the same amendment on tba third reading that he had on tbe second j namely, "Provided 'this Uim be paid bim in the bonds of the State -at par." It would not make Mr. Bledsoe's claim much less, as tue coeds of the State were not to be-dlsposed of lor less than 7$ cents on the dollar, for works of internal improvements. - The amendment was rejected yeas 17 and nays 16. ' Mr. Moore," of Yancey,' moved Its1 reference to tbe Committee on Propoalttoua and Grievan ces. I Mr. Gallowat moved the previous question. The resolntiao Jailed la-pass its 3rd reading. Mr. Gallowat moved that tbe bill in regard to the abolition of the Special Court at Wilming ton be taken up In order that It might be reler red to tbe committee oa the Judiciary. Mr. Lao presented a awasoriai signed by the leading citizens : of Wilmington protesting against its abolitloq, and stating tbat a special court lor the trial of misdemeanors committed in that city wss iodespenslble to the preservation of order. Referred to the Judiciary committee. " Mr. Colo rove, with permission Introduced a bill to incorporate tbe Planter's Railroad com pany. A mil to incorporate tne w uncsiuo muiuw Company came np on its Hud reading. Mr. Love moved tbat tha rules be suspended and the bill pat upon Ha passage. ' Agreea to. , . , . The bill passed It several readings. A bill to amend the several Railroad charters. This bill gives all tba railroads of tbe State the power to alter, lllft wim' jUneir guagee, io ami their convenience. Mr. Hates moved to amend bt Inserting "ex- eeptthe North Carolina, Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio, Western N. C, Wilmington, Char lottee and Ralherfocd, Raleigh-ana Gaston, Wil- liamston and Tarboro, .Chatham, . ivuminnoa and Weldon, and the Northwestern North Caro lina Railroads." Pending the discussion the Senate adjourned. In the Hoase; Wednesday, Dec. 8 : Mr. Hendricks submitted a petition front snndrv citizens of Wilkes county, praying a change of Une between tbe eonnties ol Wilkes and Surry. . He Introduced a bill tortbc fMU-pose of promoting the object oi tne pennon. Keterred to tne committee oc uoenues sua Townships. Br Mr. Sinclair: Resolution authorizing tbe Speaker to appoint a committee of five, and who are to be charged with the examination ot the 8tate's interest in Railroads now pending be fore the Committee ol tne Whole oi tue nouse. Laid over. " '-' " Mr. Sinclair called uo this resolatioa after wards, but action on the same was prevented by the arrival of the time for the special order, vis : The bill to create a Board of Rail Road Commis sioners. By Mr. Candler : Bill to amend the charter of tbe Western N. C. Railroad Company. - Referred, ., Bv Mr. Robinson : Resolution proposing to raise ajolnt committee ot the two Houses to in vestigate the interpoiutlona tbat bad crept into tbe public school act. Laiaover. w - - Bv Mr. Justice, ol Kutnerford - Bill to amend section 661, chapter 209, ot tbe laws of J.869. Keterred to the judiciary committee. Bv the same: BiU to regulate the meetings of the County Commissioners and for other pur poses. Referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships. , Mr. Li art called up bill to amend the act in relation to apprentices. (Bill provides that girls should not oe noana longer than at we age oi 17 years. The Senate bad passed a substitute, declaring that tbe term of apprenticeship should cease lor girls when 16 years old, and lor hoys when 18 years old. The House refused to concur in tcs senate substitute. Yeas 88; nays 69. The bill to create a Board of Railroad Com missioners came up as the special order. ' i Jar. noora, oicnowan, moved mat tnis bill, and also the resolution of Mr. Sinclair providing for tbe appointment uf a committee of five to take charge of the examination of the State's Interest in the Railroads, be printed and referred to a soccial committee of tire, and be made the special order at 11 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow. earned. The Chair appointed aa the committee.Messrs. Moore, of Chowan, Sinclair. French. Argo and Jarvis.: .-. f. - 'wi .. Tbe next special order was tbe bill tore-endow the University of North Carolina. Provides for a transfer of 40OO ska rea ot stock held by the State in the North Carolina Railroad to , the Trustees of the University. ' ' ' " Mr. uownino movea was tne coasueratiou oi the bill be postponcd till the 12th January. He made this motion in order tbat tbe House might have the benefit of the action ef tee Board of Trustees of tbe University, which would meet soon. Mr. Dowsnte's motion to postpone then pre vailed. - Mr. Rktnolds called up bill in relation to Hie compensation of School Committees. The committee on Education, reported a substitute. giving the matter ol compensation into the ands of tbe several Townships. The substitute was adopted, and the bill paased its several reaainga. , Mr. Leary moved tor a reconsideration of the vote by which the House postponed the consid eration of the bill to endow tbe University till tbe 19th of Januarv, 1870. Mn Aaoo moved to fey tbe anottoa ta recon sider on tbe table.... i . , , uarnea. Mr. Satin, of Alleghany, called an bill to change the line between the eonnties of Wilkes and Alleghany. Passed Its several readings. . On motion ot Ma. Williamson, the bill in re lation to poll tax was mads the special order at o'clock to-morrow. Aajouraea. . A Night in Japanese Hotel. Ptunpelly in bis book of, travels round the world, girts the following very correct sketch of the manner of sleeping among the Japanese: '; . . '; ' '-'1'. At 1 was about io pass my first night in a Japanese bouse, I watched anxiously tbe pre parations for sleeping. Tbey Were simple enough : a mattrass in the form of a very thick quilt, about seven feet long by four Wide, was spread on the floor, and over it was laid an ample robe, very long ana heavi ly, padded, and provided i with very large sleeves..-. Having put on tbe nigbt dress, tbe sleeper ' covers himself with another quilt, and sleeps, i e.yif he bas some yean' prac tice in the use of the bed. But the most remarkable feature about a Japanese bed is the pillow. This is a wooden box about lour inches nigu, eight long, ana two wide at the top. . It bas a cushion of folded papers on the upper side to rest tbe neck on, for. the elaborate manner of dress ing the hair does not permit the Japanese, especially the women, to press the bead on a pillow. . Every morning the uppermost paper is taken off tbe cushion, exposing a pori re.o-iriont tinvnnr To, whhi mil Tow caw-"- '" " "T I passed the creater Dart of the nicht in learning how to poise-my head in this novel manner, and when I finally closed my eyes, it was to dream thatI was being slowly be headed, and to awake at the crisis to find tbe pillow bwttom-side up, tad my back resting on tbe sharp lower edge of the box. Caring my stay in tbe country I learned many of its customs, mastering tbe use of chop-sticks, tnd accustoming my palate to raw fresh fish, but the attempt to balance my bead on a two-inch pillow I gave np in despair, after trying in vain to secure the box by tying it to my neck and head. The oyster has been esteemed as an artcle of food from the flroeof the Romans down to the present day. They are easy of digestion, but not very nutritious, aod mere provocative of appetite than of its satisfaction. They are eaten by all nntins and both sexea.' Oysters are a favorite witb all classes and ages . the child on tender years and tbe feeble old man both delight in earing thejuicybivalvevTbey are howeve, sought out. for the aphrodisiac qualities-wnten tteV-'m fgt4kOpcamtmA fortboirsttonlathsg Lm with the nag who n rill.tLi.-.iii!.J m swallowhi? an oyster always : explain?' Cuest'iTibj ? eresst Eastern l Road, -and wna. date of your b- Answeff Io there belng-no V miles, and the t "Good--bj xaTye,l it l i if if f 5 i