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iVodncsday, Dec. 22, 1S69.
We learn from tlic Journal that there arc
j,315 white, ami 4,020 colored chiMren in
the county of New Hanover.
We understand Dr. Hawkins contemplates
limning n night train over the Raleigh and
it&stun Road, with sleeping cars attached,
it an early day.
A white man, name unknown, was run
ver by the 4 o'clock train, on the Wilming
ton road, at Marlcboro', and killed. The
Str says he could not be identified, being
granger.
The Wilmington Star relates the particu
lars of a recent difficulty between Mr. Owen
Holmes of Brunswick, and two rhis hands
in which one of the hands was badly wound
icd. Weapons used, sticks.
The stockholders of the "Raleigh Na
tional Bank of North Carolina," will bear
in mind to attend a meeting of their Com
pany at their Banking house on the second
Tuesday in January, 1870. See notice.
llis Excellcncy.Gov. Holden, has ordered
. 4 social term ot Edgccorulic Superior Court,
t0 commence on the 3rd Monday in January,
.TO, at which time civil cases only, will be
tried. Judge E. W. Jones to preside.
North Carolina Conference. The se
cond session of the North Carolina Confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
will be held in the town of High Point, com
mencing January 6, 1870, Bishop James prc
sidng. Better Stat where you are Known.
The Observer says on Tuesdays the ticket
agent of the C. C. & A. Railroad, at Charlotte
sold sixty through ticket? to Memphis,
mostly to persons who propose to emigrate
to the South and West.
Labor in Demand South Wc notice
Vviat there are several gentlemen from Ala
loaia and other points South, in oui State
jiioking for laborers and mechanics. Price
:ir mechanics 50 per month for common
Saborers $20, with expenses paid to place of
destination.
It is represented that cotton grows to bet
ter advantage, in every respect, out in Vene
zuela, than any other portion of the earth.
.VIowing that to lie so, then there is another
lict, they have the largest snakes, and the
most ferocious " varmints" not excepting
Africa and so, we'll stay in North Carolina.
The Salisbury Examiner says "as the train
from the East started from Salisbury for
Charlotte on the evening of the 13th a col
ored nurse having forgotten a baby's cap,
went back to get it, and it attempting to
;ct upon the cars just as they were moving
off. when losing her balance she fell between
thenars and was run over, and her arm cut
tut
The President of the North Carolina Rail
road informs ns that within a week or two
he will have on his road two elegant Sleep
ing Cars for the accommodation of the trav
ing public. Charlotte Democrat.
Major Smith knows how to run the ma
chine. The N. C. Road, under the nianage
aent of Major Smith, has done well, with
'cc most flattering prospects for the future.
Mr. T. C. Evans, of the Hillsboro" Record
er jnnonnces an arrangement, whereby C. N.
5 Evans, Esq., of the Milton Chronicle is to
dp edit the Beeorder, and the paper is to
lie enlarged and improved. Evans, junior,
is sow off making the necessary prepara
tions for the improvement Strong team
snd we wish you, financially, heavy returns
for your labor.
Let the people now act. It remains
:ow for the people to petition the Postmas
vr General and have restored to them the
mil routes which have been discontinued
lor so many years. We trust, therefore, that
they w ill at once hold meetings and get up
petitions, suggest suitable persons for post
master and mail carrier, and forward at
once to either of our Representatives in
Congress, and we shall forthwith have all
'he mail facilities we desire. Lose no time
in making the move.
Incendiarism in Columbus County.
Tie Wilmington Star "regrets to learn
from Sheriff Richardson, of Columbus coun
ty, that incendiaries have commenced their
'fevilish work in that county. At a place
known as " Pine Log," two miles from
Wliitcville, on Friday night last, the stables
'i Messrs. Rockwell & Spivcy were burned
;hc ground, together with four fine mules,
Vt ot harness, a barrel of pork, a sack of
c?e, and other goods; also about fifty
-Mids of corn. On the same night the
'tirn of Mr. E. C. Watkins, located near the
ilive stables, together with it i contents,
as entirely consumed."
The boys and girls- the father and the
mother all are interested in the gaitiesand
festivities of the Ciiristm s holiday. As in
"Men times, the ancient customs will again
to repeated this year many a little foot
fill go to lied bare, while diminutive stock -'ajs
will hang on the mantle, near the fire
place, to receive presents at the hands of
"tinia-C'laus. Now it would be cruel not to
M the stockings and gladden the expec
tant little sleepers, and we sujiposc every
Vy and mama think precisely as we do
n'l if they do, Thicm's is the place to get
tin very things so much needed. The as
s, r!iiint of notions is tempting mid pleas-
Ti c (jlaerrcr gets off the following piece
f wholesome advice in the right time
tli the close of the old year. It is worthy
"furious consideration, and we commend it
"ur readers for its entire truthfulness:
' .rt home mechanics home mills
i ii or home merchants home press
.irlisHiM home everything, and
: -. h near possible, in order to do
;-t in supporting and aiding in build
''ir everyday neighlxir, place, .oun-
i ii v. Also, patronize those who
lil i ir mechanics and those who
ft n"" "
1 -'A .rou our paper to keep their busi
i"1' ,. ,-: V people It shows business
il'SS ... ...
-. J'liHtiul .pint it means to live
't live. When you find the latter kind
isness men you find men who will
11- ...... l,u.bmw in lwth
s of the trade instead of one. Try it,
friends, and see if we arc not in the main
lit.
VoRicri-Ti RAi.. The New lork Weekly
n,une is a Farmer's paper. Its Agricultu-
Dcnartment, valuable always, containing
it does full reports of the American In-
ite Farmers' Club, and articles written
its columns by the most eminent Agri
'irists of America, is aliout to Lc enrich
iv other attractive features in a Horti-
;ral Department, which w ill comprise J
n igemeiit of small Tanns, fruits ana ve-
lc culture, and how to make them pay.
". a veterinary department, for which
f. J.i mi's Law, Veterinary Surgeon in
null I'hivcrsity. Ns Ixcn engaged to an-
r iiiestions concerning diseases of cattle,
Hf, sheen and other domestic animals,
'"' prescribe remedies through the columns
the week); Tribune. See advertisement
11 -"other column. 1da2w
THE LEGISLATURE.
Ia the Senate, Thursday, Dec. 10, '09 :
UNFINISHED EDSIKESS
Being a bill to charter tbc Planter's Railroad
Company through the counties of Onslow and
Duplin on the 2nd reading. Passed.
A bill making appropriations for the Deaf and
Dumb and Blind Asylum, passed its second
reading.
A bill to provide for the support of the Insane
Asylum for the next fiscal year, passed its third
reeding.
A bifl to repeal an act amendatory ot an act
incorporating the Western N. C. Railroad.
And all acts amendatory thereof ratified Feb
ruary, 1855, passed its third reading:.
The following message from the Governor was
transmitted from the House lor the cousidera.
tion of the Senate.
Executive Department, 1
Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 10. '
To the Honorable the General Assembly of
North Carolina.
Allow me respectfully to call your attention
to the necessity there exists for such amend
ments to the militia law as will enable the exec
utive to repel violence and disorder in certain
localities in this State and to protect the persons
of citizens, their lives and their property.
Since my last annual message, dated Novem
ber 16th, 1869, numerous outrages of the most
flagrant character have been committed on peace
ful and law-abiding citizens by persons masked
and armed and who have thus far escaped the
civil law. I have adopted each measures as were
in my power to ferret out and bring to justice
all breakers of the law without relerence to their
color orto what political party or parlies, and I
am satisfied that the Judges and Solicitors in
the various circuits have been prompt and ener
getic in the discharge of their duties.
Notwithstanding this, the outrages referred to
seem to be rather on the increase in certain lo
calities in so much that many good citizens are
in a constant state of tear, and society in said
localities is in a deplorable condition
It is for your honorable body to apply the
remedy to so strengthen the arm ol the Execu
tive as to enable him to repress these outrages
and restore peace and order. I have confidence
in your wisdom and your regard lor law and in
the disposition which I lcel there exists in every
member oi your honorable body to adopt such
in!a?Dre ,? wiU sPeedy P an end to the
evils complained of.
I have the honor to be, gentlemen, with great
""Pect, W. W. Holden
Governor.
Mr. Shoflner moved lliat the rules be suspend
ed in order that he might introduce a bill of
which no no notice had been givn, and that it
30 P Nays ll flnaI paSSaSU- AKreed t(- eas
The bill read as follows :
an act to secure tub betteb 1'Rotection of
life and fboi'ebtt.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do
enact, That the Governor is hereby authorized
and empowered whenever in his judgment the
civil authorities in any county are unable to
protect its citizens in the enjoyment ol life and
property, to declare such counties in a state ot
insurrection and to call into active service the
militia of the Stale to such an extent ns may
become necessary to repress such insurrection.
Sec. 2. That the Governor is hereby author
ized and empowered to request the President of
the United States to suspend the writ ol habeas
corpus in any county or counties declared under
authority of this act to be in a state of insur
rection, and to afford such assistance as in his
judgment may be necessary to enforce obedience
to law. - i r
Bee. 3. That upon motion of the solicitor of a
District it shall be the duty of the Judge tlieroi
to remove the trial of any person indicted lor
mordcr, conspiracy, and in violation of an act
ratified the ltli day of April, ISO'.), from the
county where such ollencc may have been com
mitted to such other vuunty as the solicitor may
designate.
Sec. 4. That the expense's attending the call
ing of the militia into active service as herein
provided shall be paid by the Treasurer of the
State upon the warrant of the Governor and it
shall be the duty of the Commissioners of the
county declared to be in u State of insurrection
and where such service was rendered to reim
burse within one year the Treasurer ol the State
the expenses thus paid; Provided, That whenever
a person or persons shall have been convicted of
a violation ot the act mentioned in section 3 of
the act said expenses ol the niililia shall be taxed
on the bill of costs against the person or per
sons convicted, and when collected the same
shall be paid into the Treasury of such county.
Sec. 5. That all laws or clauses ot laws in con
flict with this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 0. This act shall be in force from and after
its ratification.
Mr. Sbotlner said he iutrodnced the bill on the
imperative demand aud earnest declarations of his
constitucnts.on the representations of men of the
highest respectability and undoubted veracity in
his county. The thrcatenings, the conspiracies,
and the many violations ol law and order, called
for such a course as the only one left to secure
the blessings of liberty in the security of life and
property. He even had been threatened with
violence, and perhaps death, tor the introduction
of this bill, but he would stand firmly in his pos
ition to do the bidding ot his constituents, and
it was his unbounded duty to do so.
The biil passed by the following vote.
Yeas Messrs. Bellamy, Brogden, Blythc
Burns, Cook, Cherry, Eppes.JForkncr, Galloway,
Hayes, Harrington, Hyman, Jones ot Colnuibus,
Jones of Wake, Lassiter. Legg, Long, Martin
dale, Moore of Carteret, Moore of Yaucev, Kich
ardson, Shoflner, Stephens, Sweet, Wrlker, Win
stead 20.
Nats Messrs. Bcall, Bceman, Graham. 'jones
of Mecklenburg, Lindsav, Mclchor, Murphy,
Respass, Robuins, Scott, Wilson 11.
On motion the Senate adjourned until seven
o'clock. ,
EVENING SESSION.
CALENDAR.
House bill in favor of the Sheriff of Cumber,
land county, allowing him until the first Mon
day in February iu 1S70 to make his return of
taxes to the county Treasurer. Passed its 2nd
reading.
A bill in favor of Nathaniel R. Jones, Sheriff
of Warren county, allowing him to the first day
ot March to collect taxes.
Mr. Richardson moved to insert the Heme ol
J. W. Patterson, of Moore county.
Mr. Lindsay moved to insert C. 8. Alfred tax
collector of Rockingham county. Adopted.
Mr. Blythe moved to insert the Sheriff of
Henderson aud Trunsvlvania counties. Adopt
ed. Mr. Sweet moved to amend by inserting the
8hcriff of Craven county. Adopted.
Mr. Beall moved to insert the sheriff of Csld
well county. Adopted.
Mr. Colgrove moved to insert the Sheriff ol
Burke and Pitt counties.
Mr. Hyman called for the previous question
The bill, as amended, passed its several read
ings. The Senate adjourned.
In the House, Thursday, Dec. 1G :
Received a message from the Governor, asking
attention to the necessity oi so amending the
militia law, as to give the Governor the necessa
ry power to suppress the commission of out
rages in certain counties of the State. Ordered
to be printed.
Mr. Seymour moved that there be printed 0
additional copies for the use of each member of
the General Assembly. Carried.
Mr. Wilkie called up the bill to require County
Commissioners to meet but once u month.
The Judiciary committee reported a substi
tute for the bill, which substitute declared that
the County Commissioners 6hall not draw per
diem and mileage for more than .... days per
annum, and that the Township Trustees shall
not draw pay for more than... .days per year.
Mr. Vestal moved to fill the blankB with the
number 15. . j ' J . ... :
Mr. Franklin moved to insert 50.
Mr. Reynolds moved to insert 24.
Mr. Proctor moved to lay the whole matter ou
the table. Lost, yeas 21, nays 54.
Mr. French moved to insert 30.
Mr. Franklia moved to postpone the consider
ation of the bill till the fourth Monday in Jan
uary, 1870. Lost;
Mr. Morris moved to fill the blank with 20.
The previous question being called,and ordered,
the vote was taken on the several motions, com
mencing with the one for the largest number,
resulting in the rejection of all but that of Mr.
Reynolds, which was to fill the blanks with
24.
Mr. Candler moved to strike out in the sub
stitute the word "mileage."
Mr. Price moved to lay the amendment on the
table. Lost, yeas 5, nays 73.
Mr. Vest moved to refer the bill to the com
mittee on Salaries and Fees. Lost. :
Mr. Candler's amendment was adopted, L e.,
to strike out the word "mileage.''
Mr. Williams of Harnett moved to reconsider
the vote by which the number "24" was insert
ted in the blanks. Lost. - " i.
Mr. Eagles moved to indefinitely postpone the
bill. Lost.
Mr. Franklin moved to postpone the bill till
the 15th of January, 1S70. Lost,
Mr. Vest moved to except from the provisions
of the substitute the County of Forsythe.
Mr. Eagles moved as an amendment to except
the County of New Hanover. Accepted.
Mr. Franklin moved to except the County ot
Wake. Accepted.
Mr. Blair moved to except the Countv of Ran
dolph. Accepted.
Mr. Kinney moved to except the County ot
Davidson. Accepted.
Mr. Peck moved to except the County of
Edgecombe. Accepted.
Mr. Seymour called the previous question.
Sustained.
The motion of Mr. Vest (which included the
Counties accepted by him) was lost.
The substitute of the Judiciary Committee, as
amended, was adopted.
The bill pawed it3 second rcadlng.and was put
uiKin its third reading.
Mr. Seymour ollered a substitute, embody
ing the ideas advanced by Mr. Pearson. The
substitute proposed that "in the counties which
pav a combined Stale and county tax amounting
to"15.000 and under, the Commissioners shall
not te' entitled to receive per diem tor more than
is days; those paying over $15,000 and under
25,000, the Commissioners fo be entitled to not
more than 24 days per diem; those paying over
5,000 and under S40.000, the Commissioners to
be entitled to not more than SO days' per diem;
and those pay:ng over $40,000, the Commission
ers to be entitled to not more than 40 days' per
diem. No mileage allowed.
Mr. Smith, of Alleghany, moved to strike ont
In the substitute "18 days" aud insert "15 days."
Lost.
Mr. Durham moved to ttiikc out "15 days"
and insert "20 days."
. Mr. Smith, of Alleghany, moved to amend the
substitute by declaring that In thoso counties
which paid (8,000 and under, the commissioners
shall not receive per diem for more than 15
days.
The motion prevailed, and was incorporated
in the substitute. . ' ' ' f
Mr. Seymour called the previous question.
Sustained.
The substitute was adopted, and the bill pass
ed third reading.
On motion of Mr. 8eymour, the rales were
suspended, and the resolution providing lor
holding evening sessions this week, was rescin
ded. Mr. Pearson called up the bill to extend the
corporate limits ol the town of Goldsboro'.
Mr. feruith of Waync,moved that the bill be in
definitely postponed. He favored the motion in
some remarks.
Mr. Pearson addressed the House against the
adoption of the motion. He urged as n reason
why tbc bill should be passed tbat a majority ol
tbc people of Goldsboro', and of the people pro
posed to be annexed to that town, denirca it. :
Mr. Seymour urged the passage ol I he bill.
Mr. Pearson called the previous question. Sus
tained. The motion to indefinitely postpone the bill
was lost, Yeas 27, nays 40.
Tha bill then passed its third reading. ' '
Mr. Sweat moved to reconsider the vote by
which the HouBe on yesterday tabled the bill to
fix the fees of County Treasurers.
Pending the consideration of tho motion, the
House adjourned till to-morrow morning 10
o'clock. ,
' i
' In the Senate, Friday, Dec. 17, 1869.
TUB CALENDAR. i
A bill to Incorporate the Planters Railroad
Company ou its 2nd reading.
Mr. Forkner moved that the further consider
ation of the bill be postponed until the 12th day
of January, 1870, and be made the special order
for 12 o'clock. Agreed to.
A resolution that the rules of the Sanate be
so amended that bills can be introduced without
giving previous notice of the same.
Mr. Bobbins uioved lliat the further consider
ation of the resolution be postponed until after
recess. Agreed to.
A resolution in relation to Penitentiary bonds.
Resolved, That the Public Treasurer be in
structed to make no payments of coupons of
bonds issued lor Penitentiary site. Passed. .
A bill to allow enterers of vacant lands further
time to obtain grants from the State.
Mr. Forkner moved a suspension of the rules
In order to put the bill on its passage. Agreed
to. The bill passed its several readings.
Mr. Sweet rose to a question of privilege and
desired to call the attention of the Senate to an
article which appeared in this morning's Senti
nel, purporting to be copied from the Winston
SaUiiiel, a Democratic sheet, tbat probably was
never known ont ol the village in which it was
published. As far as he was concerned he never
heard ot the existence of such a journal before,
and presumed tbat uo other Senator on the floor
did.
Mr. Sweet read the article alluded to in which
be was represented as misleading the people and
knowingly misrepresenting everything in regard
to the tenure ot office ot the General Assembly,
aud that Judge Tourgce and Mr. lleaton corrob
orated this assertion.
Mr. Sweet said he would deal with these ma
licious slanders in as quiet a temper as possible.
In regard to Judge Tourgce as represented to
have made this assertion, be believed it to be a
base and heinous lie, because he was intimately
acquainted with Judge Tourgce lor several years
and be believed him to be a gentleman of strict
veracity. As to the truth ot what he would say
in reference to this qusetion he would refer
them to the Senator from Orange (Mr. Graham)
and the Senator from Forsyth" (Mr. Forkner)
who were both members ot the Convention. If
there was one quality he endeavored to cultivate
above aLother it was thestraight forward, manly
way of reaching results ; and if Judge Tourgee
made use ot the allegation represented in this
article, he would have uttered an unfounded,
base falsehood, but he was confident the Judge
never made use of any such expression.
Mr. Sweet read part of the article in relation
to Judge Tourgee preparing a section stating
that the Legislature should hold over lour years
and four months, and where Mr. Sweet is repre
sented as going behind the Speakers desk and
drawing up the present section bo as to mislead
the people as to their meaning.
Mr. Sweet said this was another glaring lalsc
u od, which the Senators from Forsythe and
Orange could sustain. The General Assembly
bad not been elected at the time and neither
Sweet nor Tourgce ever went bebiud the Speak
ers desk to consult on any proposition whatever
he would have no reason to call attention to this
matter now but could not remain sileut. Sueh
silence would be taken as an admission of the
con cctness of this statement. Ho would write
to Judge Tourgce in regard to this matter, and
then if the questiou should require it, be would
have more to say on the subject
What he had said on this question of privilege
he supposed would not satisly the Raleigh
ff whose editor he believed was totally iueapa
ble of appreciating an honest aud disinterested
motive, but. it would be amply sufficient for
those who were acquainted with his character,
politically and socially, but then persons who
were unacquainted with him might believe such
statements, and for that reason ho occupied the
attention of the Senate. He should write to
Judge Tourgce and Mr. lleaton, enclosing them
the article, and then, il it was deem necessary
ou receipt of their replies he should have more
to say.
In conclusion, he would say that it was not
till after the Convention adjourned that the con
flict in this respect canie upon his attention,
when he glanced over it and no mau could have
a deeper and more sincere regret because of the
conflict discovered in this section.
The Senator Irom Orange, whose political
sympathies arc such as to incline altogether the
other way would corroborate his statement.
Mr. Forkner said he was a member of the Com
mittee to which the Senator had referred, and as
far as bis knowledge extended every word utter
ed by him (Mr. Sweet) in vindication of his
character iu this matter was absolutely true ; but
he believed if .Mr. Sweet would examine the re
cords of Forsythe County, he would feel tbat he
is uot as much slandered" as he supposes be is at
the present time.
Mr. Graham said the state of the Senator from
Craven is correct, and he would state, if there
was' anything wroug about this matter, he did
not believe t he Senator from Craven had anything
to do with it.
According to his recollection there never was
any discussion as to the term of office or the
Legislature, nor was there anything said abont
the Legislature holding ovef four years. If
there was ever such a thing as fraud contempla
ted or designed, he was positively certain that
the gentleman (Mr. Sweet) bad no participation
in it.
Senate bill to enlarge the powers of County
Commissioners passed its second reading.
A bill to provide a system ol public instruc
tion passed.
A message was received from the House trans
mitting a bill which passed that body extending
the corporate limits ot the town of Goldsboro'.
A bill to amend an act authorizing the forma
tion of corporations for manufacturing, mining,
mechanical, chemical, and other purposes passed
its 2d reaeing.
A bill to ailow pav to jurors and witnesses in
certain cases.
Mr. Blythc said it was a matter of justice to
allow juror and witness, summoned before mag
istrates, some compensation. He could not see
any reason why they should not receive if sum
moned to appear ou magistrates court equally
with other summonB before other courts. The
same principle would apply to both. It gentle
men imagined $1.50 as too large a sum he was
willing to amend the bill by inserting tl, but
certainly if they were compelled to serve as ju
rors or give evidence in magistrates' courts they
should be paid for it.
Mr. Shoflner differed from the Senator from
Yadkin (Mr. Blythe.) In the first place
there was no necessity for such a provision, as a
matter of course, people in general were and
outrht to be willing to assist their neighbors by
evidence aud otherwise to settle their little diffi
culties. As the law now stands all good respect
able men arc willing to be put to any amount ot
trouble to settle the affairs of their neighbors
and to facilitate the administration of justice.
But if a law of this kind passed giving a (1.50
to every person summoned in these courts the
result would be deplorable and would only de
feat the ends of jus'ice and law instead of pro
moting them. Men would be in attendance every
day (who did not much care how they gave their
testimony) to fill these positions Dot for the pur
pose of serving impartially ir. the administra
tion of justice, but merely for their own special
use, and to thwart the speedy vindications of
the law. He would therefore move that the bill
be postponed indefinitely. Agreed to.
The bill to incorporate the Franconia Manu
facturing Company in the county of Duplin fail
ed to pass on its second reading. No quorum
voting.
The Senate then adjourned.
In the House, Friday, Dec. IT, I860.
Mr. Seymour moved for a call of the roll, it
was evident that Democratic members had ab
sented themselves for the purpose ot preventing
, the attendance ot a quorum.
The roll was called, and 02 Representatives an
swered to their names a quorum.
Mr. Wilkie favored a suspension of further
proceedings under the call.
Mr. Seymour thought it impracticable to trans
act business with only 02 members.
' Mr. French moved that tbe Doorkeeper be In
structed to search for the a bs-en tecs, take them
Into custody, and bring them before the bar of
,theHousc; and in the' meantime, thatnomcm
ber be permitted to leave the Hall except by
consent of the Speaker. Carried.
' The attendance of a quorum having been se
cured, on motion ol Mr. Leary further proceed
ings under the call were dispensed with.
1 Resumed consideration of the resolution in
relation to defaulting sheriffs.
' Mr. Justice moved that the eonsiderat'on be
postponed until thu second Tnesday in January
1870. Carried.
Mr. Hodgin, on the part of the Finance Com
mittee reported unfavorably to the resolution in
favor of the Sheriff of Chatham county.
. Received sundry messages from the Senate in
forming the House of its action on several bills
aud resolutions.
Mr. Wilson introduced a bill to authorize the
Commissioners of Burke County to levy a special
tax. Laid over.
i Mr. Seymour called up the Senate bill "to so
cure the better protection of file an 1 property."
He thought there were grave objections to the
bill ; but regarded its passage as necessary to the
protection ol life, us the civil law seemed to bu
wholly insulllcicnt for that purpose. He would
Rave the discussion mostly to the opponents ol
the measure, und gave hwov for that puryosc.
No objection being made" to the passage of the
bill, a vote ou the second reading ol the same
was ns follows:
Yeas Messrs. rAshworth, Banner, Barnett,
Blair, Carson, Carev, Cawthoni, Cherry, Dixon,
Downing, Eagles, Forkner, Foster, Franklin,
French, Gahagan, Graham, Hilliard, Hodgin,
Hoffman, Hudgings, Justus, of Henderson,
Justice, of Rutherford, Krlly of Mooie,
Kinney. Leary, Mayo, McCanless, Morrill, Mor
ris, l-ck, Pou, Price, Ragland, lien trow, Rey
nolds, 8eymiur, Sinclair, Stevens, Vestal, Vest,
Waldrop, Williamson, Wilson, and Wiswall 40.
I Nays Messrs. Ames and Ellington.
No quorum voting.
Mr. Seymour moved that there be a call of the
House. He said lliat he lound it difficult to say
anythingnbout the proceedings of the Democrats
iu this matter. Ho. entertained kindly feelings
towards many of them personally. He proposed
to tkke no advantage ol thcin. lie desired to
allow them to discuss this bill, to amend II if
tbey could offer reasonable amendments. They
refuse to consider it, and seek to defeat it by not
voting. It was charged, aud he believed with
truth, that there are portions of this State where
11-. and properly were uot safe, where laws can
net lie enforced, where grand juries dared not
iiulict. where witnesses dared not testify, where
pllty juries dared not convict. Tbat the enforce
lufcutof Hie laws was Impossible. He desired to
pass a bill to remedy ibis evil The Democrats
refuse to consider it, or to offer asnbstitule. Let
tlil-m take uion themselves the responsibility.
If the time comes when men, despairing ol re
dress from law. redress their own wrongs;
if; whenever an innocent man of one party
is' shot down, on innocent man on the
other side is shot down in retaliation ;
if the worst formot civil war, a guerrilla strug
gle prevails, aud men are to be daily shot down
Irom behind fences and trees in numbers as they
have hcrctolore..tnr;n ahdt don la individual
cases. He charged the responsibility ul It all
and otall beside that may ensue upon the gen
tlemen who, knowing what ta being dour, will
consent to no remedy. He desired the Republi
can members to do what tbey could to pass thu
act and 11 by factious opposition it fall, to let
the onus rest where It justly belonged. He hop
ed the call of tbe House would be carried out.
Tbc motion then prevailed. ' ' -
The roll was called, and the following mem
bers answered to their names :
Messrs. Speaker, Ames, Ashworth, Banner,
Barnett, Blair, Boddie, Carson, Carey, Caw
thorn, Cherry, Crawford, Dixon, Downing,
Durham, Eagles, Ellington, Ferrebee, Fork
ner, Foster, Franklin, French, Gahagan, Gil
bert, Graham, Guntcr, Harris of Franklin,
Hinnant, Hodgin, Homey, Hudgings, Jarvis,
Justus, of Henderson, Justice ol Rutherford,
Kelly of Moore, Kinney, Leary, Long, ot
Chatham, Mayo, McCanless, Mendenhall, Mor
rill, Morris, Nicholson, Pearson, Peck, Pou,
Proctor, Ragland, Renfrow, Reynolds, Sey
mour, Sinclair, Simonds, Snipes, Stevens,
Vestal, Vest, Waldrop, White, Williams ot
Sampson, Williamson, Wilson, Wiswall 64.
Mr. French moved tbat further proceedings
under the call b dispensed with.
Mr. Sinclair called the attention of the Demo
cratic members to the condition of affairs in the
Stale of tbemurders, whippings, and other out
rages, and warned them of tbe result of their
conduct in relusing to vote on this measure.
Tbey might go outside of tbe bar of this House,
and thus defeat tbe bill for want of a quorum,
but in the meantime, if any outrages were com
mitted, similar to those mentioned, and murder
was met with murder, and whipping with whip
ping, Ac , the blame would be entirely on them.
Mr. 8cymour moved that the door be locked,
and that no members be allowed to leave with
out the permission of the Speaker. Carried.
Mr. French moved that the Doorkeeper be in
structed to bring absentees before tbe House;
and that in the exercise of this duty, he be au
thorized to employ such assistance as was neces
sary. Carried.
The roll was called, and 66 members answered
to their names.
Mr. Frencn offered tbe following :
Ordered, Tbat tbe Doorkeeper be and be is
hereby instructed to place a sufficient number of
Pages around the House to prevent members
from going outside of tbe bar of tbe House dur
ing tbe present call ot the House.
Mr. Durham objected, saying that its adoption
was a virtual amendment to tbe rules.
The objection was sustained by the Chair.
Mr. Sinclair said be wanted the bill passed for
the protection of Democrats in bis county. Re
publicans were able to take care of themselves.
Renben King was murdered; Messrs. Peacock
& McCallum's store was robbed and their still
burnt; John Taylor was robbed and his still
burnt ; Wm. Sellers was robbed and James H.
McQueen was robbed. All these men were Dem
ocrats in Robeson county. Now when a bill
came np which would protect Democrats in that
county in the future, the Democratic members
relnse to vote by retiring beyond the bar ot the
House, thereby defeating tbe bill, and relusing
succour to men of their own party.
Messrs. Sweat and Leary thought it useless to
attempt to pass the bill, and desired that the
House would proceed to other business.
Mr. Pou hoped that the House would goon
with tbe bill. He contended that under the Con
stitution it was not necessary that 61 votes
should be cast in order to pass a bill. The Con
stitution said "neither House shall proceed upon
public business unless a majority of all tbc mem
bers are present" He contended tbat if a ma
jority was present as was the case to-day a
majority of that number could pass a bill. He
believed tbat the Constitution did not sustain
the idea that 61 votes 6houid be cast in order to
carry a bill.
Mr. Jarvis was willing to protect lilcand prop
erty, but tbought the passage of the bill would
have a contrary effect.
Mr. Eagles addressed tbe House, and urged
the passage nf some measure that would protect
the colored nice in the enjoyment of their lives
and liberties.
Mr. Seymour moved to dispense with lurthcr
proceedings under the call. Carried.
Mr. Wiikic appealed to the Democrats to vote.
The bill would secure tbc protection ol Demo
crats living in certain portions of the Eastern
part ot the State.
Mr. Seymour called the previous .'question on
on the passage of the bill on its second reading.
Ordered.
Tbe bill then passed its second reading by the
following vote :
Yeas. Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Ashworth, Ban
ner, Barnett, Blair, Carson, Carey, Cawthorn,
Cherry, Crawlord, Dixon, Downing, Eagles,
Forkner, Foster, Franklin, French, Gahagan,
Graban, Hinnant, Hodgin, Hoffman, Hudgings,
Justus of H., Justice ot R., Kelly of Moore,
Kinney, Leary, Long of Chatham, Mayo, Mc
Canless, Moring, Morrill, Morris, Pearson,
Peck, Pon, Price, Proctor, Ragland, Renfrow,
Reynolds, Seymour, Sinclair, Simonds, Stevens,
Sweat, Vestal, Vest, Waldrop, Wilkie, William
son, Wilson, Wiswall. 54
Nays Messrs. Ames, Guntcr, Harris, of
Franklin, Homey, Mendenhall, Snipes, White,
Williams of Sampson 8.
Mr. Ames retired without the bar of the
House on tbe third reading of the bill, thus de
feating its passage. He thought the passage ot
the bill would have a contrary effect to tbat in
tended. The following is the vote on the third read
ing: Yeas Messrs. 8pcaker, Ashworth, Banner,
Barnett, Blair, Carson, Carey, Cawthorn, Cherry
Crawford, Dixon, Downing, Eagles, Forkner.Fos
ter.Franklin, French, Gahagan, Graham, Hinnant,
Hodgin. Hoffman, Hudgings, Justus of Hender
son, Justice of Rutherford, Kelly of Moore,
Kinney, Leary, Long of Chatham. Mayo, McCan
less, Moring, Morrill, Morris, Pearson, Peek,
Pou, Price, Proctor, Ragland, Renfrow, Rey
nolds, Seymour, Sinclair, Simonds, Stevens,
Sweat, Vestal, Vest, Waldrop, Williamson,
Wilson and Wiswall 54.
Nays Messrs. Ellington, Guntcr, Homey,
Mendenhall, Snipes and White 6.
There being but 60 votes, no qurum voted.
Mr. Seymour moved that the consideration of
the bill on its third reading he postponed until
Thursday, January 13th, 1870. Carried.
On motion of Mr. French, tbe House then ad
journed until Monday morning, cext, 5 o'clock.
In the Senate, Satfrrday, Dec. 18, 18C9 :
NOTICES OF BILLS.
Mr. Forkner, a bill to change tbe time of
holding court in the 8th judicial district. Re
ferred to the Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Stephens, to fill the office or township
clerk when vacancies occur. Referred to the Ju
diciary Committee.
Mr. Jones of Mecklenburg, a bill to incorpo
rate the Georgetown and Charlotte Railroad
Company. Referred to the Committee on Cor
porations. Mr. Forkner moved that the Secretary of tbc
8enatc be directed to furnish the Judges of tbe
Supreme Court with copies of the resolutions
which passed the General Assembly asking their
opinion as to the term of office of the same.
Agreed to.
THE CALENDAR.
A resolution in favor of James P. Grady, Sher
iff of Harnett County, allowing him until the
15th day of February, 1870, to settle with the
Public Treasurer.
Mr. Forkner moved its postponement until
after receSB. Agreed to.
The following bills passed their 2nd reading.
A bill to Incorporate the Elizabeth City and
Norfolk Railroad Company.
A bill to incorporate tbc Southern Copper
Company
A bill to repeal chapter 240 of the laws of
18(5S-'69 authorizing the Commissioners ot Chat
ham county to levy a special tax.
A bill to incorporate tbe Rock 8pring Camp
Ground in Rutberlord countv.
A bill to incorporate the Edgecombe Lodge of
jaasons, numoerzro.
A biil to incorporate tbc Randlcman manufac
turing company.
A bill to incorporate the Wilson Collegiate
Seminary for young ladies.
A bill in relation to obstruction in Lumber
River in the county Robeson
A bill to amend an act concerning the power
and duties of State officers as far as regards tbe
office of Superintendent ot Public Works.
A bill to incorporate the Mechanics Loan As
sociation. A bill to incorporate the Boydton and Ridge
way Turnpike Comp tny.
A bill to make tbe Yadkin river through
Wilkes county a lawfnt fence.
A bilt to amend an act to prevent the obstruc
tion of fish in Little river.
A biil for the relief of the several Sheriffs of
the State.
A bill amending an act prohibiting the sale of
spmtous liquors on the western north Carolina
railroad.
On motion the Senate adjourned to Monday
at o:.w, a. ja.
In the Senate, Monday, Dec. SO, 1869.
The President ratified the following :
A bill to allow enterers of vacant lands fur
ther time to obtain grants from the State:
A bill providing for tbe support of the insane
Asylum lor tue next nscai year ;
A joint resolution concerning pensions of sol
diers of the war of 1812 :
A bill to extend tbe corporate limits of the
town of Goldsboro';
A bill making an appropriation for tbe support
of Ibe Deaf and Dumb Asylum.
Ordered tbat a message be sent to the House
Inlorming mat body of tbe readiness of the Sen
ate to execute the joint resolution in regard to
tbe taking of a recess, and asking concurrence
in tiiesamc. .
Received a message from the House annonn
cing concurrence in tbe foregoing, when the
senare aojoumeu. ..
In the House, Monday, Dec. 22.
Mr. White on the part of the Enrolling Com"
mittcc, reported the following bills correctly en
rolled, to which tneSpeakcr affixed his signature;
and sent them to the Senate, viz:
An act providing for the support of the Insane
Asyiuin.
Resolutions concerning pensions of the sol
diers of the war of 1812.
An act to extend the corporate limits of the
town ot Goldsboro.
An a?t making an appropriation for the sup
port of the Deal and Dumb and Blind Asylum.
The Speaker gave notice, that because the cal
endar as it now stood, contained many bills il
legibly written, with reports of committees, &c,
In order to prepare it properly lor use at the re
assembling in January, be should order its en
grossment: and ask of tbe House hereafter sueh
farther appointment as may be deemed necessary
for tho purpose of maintaining it, a.id tbe other
affairs of the desk, in the best condition for cor
rect and thorough legislation.
Knocking the Bottom ont of a Well.
A man was lately arrested in Kansas city,
Mo., for trespass on a neighbor's well. ' He
tapped it on anc side, but tbe owner caught
him at it. As sunn tw lie got out of court,
alter paying his fine, hit dug into tbe aide
of the man's lot, about ten feet below the
well, and then tapped it from the bottom.
But somebody who w as drawing water from
the top discoven d a ray of light through
the holo when the plug was . out, and the
man is again in jail. It is now supposed he
has been the prune mover in other acts of a
similar nature, several influential citizens
having had their wells mysteriously drained,
and fears arc entertained that thu offender
will be lynched,
POLITICAL.
The Moutanti Legislature is without u
quorum. -: ,
There are 210 papers in Iowa, of which
14? are Republican, ,'
The public debt was diminished $3,800,-
000 in November, .i -
The Coiumittc on Kcconstroctinn had a
meeting on tho admission of Virginia yes
terday. . ,., ,, ... , , ., J : I
The Tennessee Senate has passed the bill
abolishing the State Guard and the Gov
ernor's staff. . . t
The advocates of removal of the Capitol
from Washington have, already organized
lor a raid on congress.
The President's Message was transmitted
by the Atlantic Cable and published in Lon
don on Tuesday morning.
The Hon. J. S. Gullady, member of Con
gress from Kentucky, spoke in Frank-
tort on Wednesday night in favor ot repu
diation. .
A case was argued in the U. 8. Supreme
Court on Tuesday, which involves the right
of Congress to tax the production in the
hands of producers.
The California Legislature met yesterday.
The new members were sworn in, and ad
journed till this morning. Both Houses
held caucuses last night.
Mr. Burlingarae has received intelligence
that the Chinese American treaty has been
ratified by tbe Pekin government and the
attested copy despatched by special messen
ger to Washington.
The House Judiciary Committee has in
structed General Butler to report to the
House a bill tor the repeal ot the Tenure of
Office act. It is believed the bill will pass
the House with little opposition.
Speaker Blaine is not in favor of a Reci
procity Treaty with the British Provinces.
He thinks, if the Provincials desire to have
our markets free to their products, tliuy con
best secure that by annexation.
Resolutions were adopted in the House
yesterday, relative to reducing the expenses
of obsequies of Congressmen, the exemption
of the Quakers under the income tax, and
the rights ot America in connection with
the French cable.
President Grant's nicss tgc was received in
Havana with very diverse expressions of
feelings, ot course. The Spaniards rejoice,
and look upon it ns a harbinger of peace
and prosperity, while sympathizers with
the insurgents are proportionately cast
down.
The Tennessee House has adopted a reso
lution to adjourn on the 22nd inst., to the
1st of January next, and passed on a first
reading a bill providing for the funding of
the State debt due and uccruing between
this and 1875, together with the notes of the
Bank of Tennessee.
The Census bill was proceeded with in
Committee of the Whole House yesterday.
The proviso to the fourth section, that in
cities comprising more than one Congres
sional District, one superintendent might
be appointed to do the whole work, was
struck out. An amendment was adopted
providing lor the collection of much valua
ble commercial and social statistical infor
mation, as also another imposing a fine ot
$3000 on any corporation refusing or neg
lecting to give required information.
The Governor ot California sent his mes
sage to the Legislature yesterday. He con
gratulates the people on the prosperity of
the State, commends the school system, re
gards an efficient militia as indispensable to
the enforcement of the laws and public
order, recommends State aid in promoting
imigration from Europe, says the State has
the power to prohibit Chinese imigration,
and advocates a thorough geological survey
of the State. The debt is $4,008,000.
B'lls were introduced in the House yes
terday for the transfer of the Philadelphia
Navy Yard to League Island ; to annul the
coasting trade laws; to divide the State of
Michigan into three judicial districts; to
establish a uniform rule of naturalization ;
making it incumbent on pension agents to
make out the semi-annual papers for pen
sioners, and to administer the oath with
out fees ; to give farmers and gardners im
munity from the produce brokers' tux, and
to provide for the sale of all coin in the
Treasury save that required for tlic pny
mcnt of interest.
INDUSTRIAL.
Robert E. Lee has written a very hand
some letter on Peabody's death.
James Mace, the English pugilist, has ac
cepted a challcng from Tom Allen.
S. G. Dougherty is a fellow who lost
$200,000 in one day on Erie and then pru
dently died.
Speaking of Admiral Stewart, the Scran
ton Democrat says that "he was the oldest
naval officer in the army."
The Augusta Constitutional calls Beecher
"the saintly corporosity of Ossawattomie
Brown's ordinance officer."
Westminster, Vt., with a population of
l,7UU persons, taKcs twelve hundred daily,
weekly, and monthly periodicals.
Gen. Ames, the military commander oi
Mississippi, is a native of Maine, a graduate
of West Point in 1861, and unmarried.
Susan B. Anthony nursed a baby the
other day in the cars, in a manner which
brought tears to every eye, the baby's in
cluded. There have been two thousand five hun
dred new buildings erected in Chicago dur
ing the past year at an expense of $10,000,
000. A man in Chester county, Pa., has been
fined for allowing obnoxious weeds to grow
on his farm,- to the damage of his neigh
bors. Sugar-making is about over in Louisiana.
The yield has been generally small, in some
instances barely realizing more than a halt
crop.
The tide of emigration irom the South to
Arkansas ami Texas through Memphis is
constantly increasing, i lie most go to
1 exas.
Loose cattle about the railroad station in
Houston, Texas, eat more cotton titan their
heads are worth. A few days ago a number
ol bares ot cotton were eaten perfectly ho!
low.
The Berlin (Wisconsin) Courant estimates
the shipments ot wheat irom that section in
October at nearly 80,000 bushels. There
were seven hundred and seven thousand
pounds of freight received.
A Dnluth correspondent of the St. Paul
Pioneer says : "When I came here last
spring an Indian trail was used as road and
sidewalk, and five or six houses comprised
the town. JNow, sidewalks, elegant rest
dences, and first-class stores greet you on
every corner. The telegraph carriers use
the pulsations ot fans and New lork, and
the hills resound and re-echo the whistle of
the locomotive."
Indiana Divorce How They are Ob
tained.
We have heard of a case that occurred
not many years ago in this county. A wid
ow woman held property which she might
transfer while she remained single, but
which, according to her husband's will, she
could not dispose ot it sue married again.
and in, the course of time she desired to
transfer the property left by her first hus
band. This, of course, she could not do,
the provisions of her first husband's will in
hibiting her. Ileie was a quandary. A
lawyer of this city was consulted. He
"set things up" for the wife and her hus-
Intnd.
She went home, told her husband what
advice the lawyer had given her, and he
thought it "3ust the very thing. ' And what,
reader, do you suppose that advice was!
Mmply tins :
The husband and wife were to quarrel and
nglit every day, and this was to be done in
the presence ot tbe children of the wife,
who were well-grown, and they were made
to believe the quarrelling and fighting were
genuine, instead of feigned. The programme
was carried out to the letter, and then the
husband applied for a divorce. He seta
lorth "incompatibility in his complaint.
the wife admitted it, and the children swore
to it. Judge Bicknell granted the divorce.
Tho same day she transferred the property
as she desired to do, the next day tbe di
vorced couple were remarried. Such is one
of the phases of the divorce practice. New
Albany (Ina.) vommereiai.
1 A Canadian postmaster had a keg of dam
asred nowder. and one night thought he
would see if it was good . lor . anything by
throwing a lump into the fire. The lump
jumped back into the keg, and the building
was without a roof in a very short time.
FOREIGN.
It 13 confidently believed in Madrid
that President Grant intends to seize Cuba.,-.;'
.. , ... i
' All the conditions of the Sultan's ultima
tum have been accepted by tbe Khedive of
Egypt. . - v
Several cities of France were illuminated
in honor of the opening of the Ecumenical
Council. . i , ,
A majority of French and many German
bishops will resist a declaration of Papal in
fallibility. , ; , . .. . .. . - . . if Tf-JP-c '
Lord Clarendon will soon reopen negotia
tion with tbe United States for the settle
ment of the Alabama claims.
Alexander of Russia has conferred the
Grand Cross of St George1 on the King of
Prussia in token of the cordial relations be
tween the countries. - '
Mr. Burlingame, tho Chief ot the Chinese
Embassy, has received information that the
treaty made by him with the United States
Mas been ratified by the Chinese Govern
ment. Traupman, the Pantin murderer, is trying
a new trick by endeavoring to bewilder the
fansian authorities by making the most ex
traordinary and irreconcilable confessions of
guilt
Forcade's recent speech in the French
Corps Legislatiff is commended by the semi
official journals, which state that the con
templated change in the Ministry cannot
now take place.
The Anti-Papal Congress in Naples yes
terday had a very large representation of
Italian delegates. Garribaldi, Victor Hu
go and other leading radicals sent letters of
excuse for non-attendance.
In the Spanish Cortes lately, it wss inti
mated by the Minister of State that Spain
would be protected at alt hazards against
any measures adopted by the Ecumenical
Council hostile to her interests.
Letters have fallen into the hands of the
Spanish authorities at Havana, in which
General Gnicourla demands from the resi
dents of Havana sums of money varying
from $2000 to $10,000, to be sent in care of
the American Consul at Nassau.
The Museum of the Louvre in Paris has
just bought a group in ivory representing
Venus bound by Cupid, for the sum ol
$7,000. It was originally presented by
Louis XIV to the Chinese Ambassador, and
was taken by a soldier at: the sack of the
Burner Palace, who sold it for $20.
The King of Prussia, by a special decree.
has ordered that hereafter the birthday of
Martin Luther, the great German reformer
the 10th of November shall be considered
and celebrated as a thanksgiving day, by
all me i'ro.st!int Churches ot the Prussian
monarchy.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Carmichoel was stabbed to death by his
brother-in-law, Wm. Crawford, in Scranton,
Pa., on Tuesday.
A San Francisco youth ate so much the
other day that he couldn't breathe, and thus
strangled to death.
Joseph Fisher, of Keysport Pa., fell face
downward into a mudholc, while drunk.
on Wednesday last, and was smothered to
death.
An English steamer, while raising an an
chor in the harlror of Vera Cruz, snapped
the anchor chain, and three sailors were kill
ed and seven wounded.
Jame Galloway shot and instantly killed
his partner, Michael Conn, in 176 William
street, Federal Hill, Baltimore, yesterday,
because tic bad slandered his wife.
The rotary blcatchcr in the paper mill of
Mr. Black at Marseilles, Illinois, exploded on
Monday, entirely demolishing the building,
and killing two and wounding 15 women
and seven men.
An Indiana man, of an enquiring turn of
mind, put one end of a gun barrel into the
nrc, and looked down the muzzle to sec it it
was loaded. A coroner's jury decided that
it was.
A man named James Gould was suffoca
ted in New York last Thursday, by pulling
his hat so tightly over his face that he could
not get it off. An inquest was held and a
verdict rendered in accordance with the
facts.
A man at Mitchell, Ind., who bad a law
suit decided against him, came up with the
judge nicely. He got drunk and laid down
on the railroad track, and the cars kindly
reversed the decision by cutting him np into
hash.
Wm. Hurd got drunk at Sonoma, Cal.,
last week, and spoke to his friend Wm. Hud
son thus: "I wish, Will., you would cut my
throat." Will, immediately borrowed a
knife and accommodated his friend, who was
buned next day.
The Blackfect Indians, who are very nu
merous in Montana Territory, have left their
reservation, organized war parties, and rob
bing and murdering the white people and
evidently need a little vigorous attention
from Phil. Sheridan.
At Philadelphia, on Friday afternoon.
Thomas Hastin, residing on Simcs street
struck his wife in the head with a hatchet,
and then cut bis throat, while laboring un
dcr a temporary fit of insauity. Hastin is
in a critical condition.
While the relatives of W. H. Woodward,
job printer at St Louis, were celebrating his
tin wedding, at nis residence r nday even
ing, an infant child of a married sister was
smothered in a cradle, it is supposed, by one
ot the guests laying his overcoat on it, unin
tcnttonully.
MISCELLANEOUS.
One of the latest fashions for ladies is a
small leather belt worn about the waist,
to which is attached a small shopping
uag.
Sealskin waistcoats are very much sought
after this winter, and In consequence the
price ot fur skin has advanced more than
25 per cent.
. Seven companies of infantry are now in
the barracks at Omaha. The report that
troops were to oe forwarded to Utah is un
true, as no trouble is apprehended there.
A poor fellow in San Francisco, unable
to get work, wrote a note stating that he
was going to "make application for a place
as firemen to the devil," and took arsenic.
Enjoy the blessings of this dav, if God
sends them, and the evils bear patiently and
sweet ly. a or tins day only is ours; we are
dead to yesterday, and are not born to-morrow.
'I will have order !" shontcd the captain
of a schooner to his refractory cook. "If
you don't cook the dinner, I'll do it mv
self. I will have discipline on board this
'ere vessel .
A barber drowned himself off Westminis
ter bridge the other day, leaving a note,
which said: "I have suffered from liver
complaint for 40 years.. Can you wonder I
am not a godly man : '
Two rival belles met at a balL
"How well you look under candle light!"
avniDininfl nnn wila a eiMco -n thn nnnlln
,Aviniuivu uubf iHii u on irfo vii bills vauuti
"Ami how charming you look in the dark,'
answered the other.
Worship founded on the vastness of crca
tion, on great spaces and large numbers,
measures not tbe greatness of God, but the
narrowness of human vision and the feeble
ness of human bodies.
The "Alexandria limp" is the latest eccen
tricity of fashion. It is produced by wear
ing a very high heeled boot on one foot, and
a flat heeled boot on the other. The young
iaay waaaics auout line a goose.
A charming girl of Boston, is about es
tablishing a female barber shop. Ten
sylphs arc being put through a tuitonary
course of lather for the opening. A sweet
shave will cost twenty -five cents, and a se
raphic chain poon 30 cents.
A Pacific slope editor had the impudence
to say that a man named bmith broke down
telegraphic poles. He was waited upon by
ait tue smiths witiun ntty miles, ami told
to retract bis assertion or point out tbe
Huiilh altuded to. , .
"Why don't you get married?" said
young lady tbe other day to a bachelor friend.
"I have been trying for the last ten years to
find someone who would be silly enough to
have me," was the reply. I guess yoa bav'nt
been up our way," was the insinuating re
joinder. In London, Canada, when a man changes
his mind about niurrving a girl to whom be.
j has been exposed, she goes and sets fire tq
I i. : .. l... .1 : & nn ..f !,..
IHB UUIII aim 1 1 11 11.1. a .aeo v. vn.v ddiuig
is in tho courts there now, the evideoce
against the girl being her footprints in the
jATEST BT TELEGBArH.
.T..v- ! WASHINGTON 'i ,:,
CoagresstoMl.
WASHnerov, Dec Id Senate adjourned at
half-past one o'clock after passing the Georgia
bill. ! Vote stood 40 to ft. The only changes
made are tbe adoption ot the 15th amendment as
preliminary to restoration, and the retention of
seats fay those who claim that they served the
Confederacy under duress. ,
The title of the bill was amended to "pro
mote " instead oi " perfect the reeoustractlon ot
Georgia," Thu tha arguments (bowed 'the
giving farther license to Congrats tn controlling
Gaala'a actios at a State,, ' ' -" :
Tbe Reconstruct io Committee It hearing an
immense amount of evidence regarding local
politics and the coaduct of the Virginia JadrJ
lary. There It no prospect pi any definite ac
tion to-dsy. ' ' r .
Wasbinotoh, Dec 18. Banking and Carrency
Committee tend Sub-Committee to New York
to Investigate tbe gold panic. -
The Impeachment of Judge Trigg, of Tennes
see, it probably lor alleged partiality against the
Government '
Feconstrncf Ion Committee postponed the Vir
ginia matter until after recess. .
House considers the Georgia case Monday. No
donbt it be rushed through nodcr the previous
question. : -
m . Mr.
- - MARKETS. ! : v
New York Liverpool Baltimore Wil-
awiagtoa Cincinnati.
Wilmington, Dee. 18. -Spirits Turpentine
dull at 40. Rosin dulL Crude Tnrpentine ua
cbanged. Tar shade lower at 2 to sa.05- Cot
ton quiet .. .i
Nbw Tobk, Dec' 18. Cotton dull and un
changed. Bales of 1,000 bales at 85 for uplands.
Flour unchanged. Wheat quiet and very firm.
Corn unchanged. Whiskey lower sales of 630
bbla. Western at 05 to $1.03, elosing at 95. Fork
heavy aud lower at SL75 to 132.30; new mess
$32.25 to $32.50- Lard qnlet and heavy kettle
19 to Vi- Naval Stores dull- . , .., i
The bank statement it anfavorablc The lost
of the legal reserve nearly one million and a half
Sterling 83 to 83. Gold 20 to 20. Gov.
crnments heavy. Sixty two's 13 to 13). South
eras steady. Georgia 8Ucs 82. 8tocks closed
firm.
Baltimore. Dec. 18 Cotton steady at 25.
Flour quiet. Wheat firmer at- 35 to 40. Corn
rmer. Provisions dull, nothing doing. N. C.'t
old, 28V bid.
Railroad Meeting at Dobson.
Pursuant to the recommendation of a
public meeting held at Mount Airy, which
appointed delegates and other citizens of
the county of burry, at Dobson, a public
meeting was announced to take place in the
Court House at 13 o'clock, on Tuesday, ICtli
of November. A very largo crowd assem
bled from all parts of tlie County. ,
John Banner, being appointed chairman.
and A. C. Hampton, Secretary.
The Honorable J. M. Cloud, being called
on, explained the object of the meeting in
favorable and impressive speech. When
on motion, the chairman appointed the fol
lowing named gentlemen, to prepare busi
ness lor the consideration of the meeting
to-wit :
L F. Graves, L C. Gilmer, J. J. McMickle,
R. R. Galloway, H. N. Wolff, John Hamlin,
M. Y. Folgee, T. J. Williams, Vestal Hutch
ins, Samuel Scott, H. M. Wnugh, A. C. Cock
erham, James Abclls, Dr. N. A. Wolff and
Joseph Hollinsworth.
After announcement of the committee the
meeting adjourned for half an hour.
At the appointed time the meeting rcas
scmbled, when the committee reported tbc
following resolutions : , ,
1. Kootcod, That we respectfully suggest
to the President and Directors of the North
Western North Carolina Railroad the pro
priety of niemoralizuv" the Legislature to
amend their charter so as to authorize the
cation of the Mount Airy branch of tbe
said road through the county of Yadkin, if
under all the circumstances that route shall
be deemed best
2. That we suggest, if it meets the appro
val of the citizens of Yadkin, Wilkes, and
tbe other counties directly interested in this
matter, and the President and Directors of
the Noith western North Carolina Rail
road, that tbe charter of the Yadkin Valley
branch of the said road be so amended as to
remove the restrictions which require the
said road to be located at any particular
point along the line of the road.
A. that we suggest that the charter of tbe
Plaster Banks and Salt Works Railroad be
bo amended as to remove the restrictions
which require that said road be located at
any designated point along the line of the
Railroad between the terminal points. :
The resolutions were discussed by Messrs.
Joseph Dobson, McN. Waugh. and J. L.
Macey, after which they were adopted al
most unanimously.
On motion tbe Secretary was requested to
rurnish copies of tbe proceedings of the
meeting for publication in the Sentinel and
bTAKDAKD at Kaleign; the Sentinel at Win
ston and Old Sbrth State at Salisbury. ,
JUIUX UAJNJNJKK, Cnairman.
H. C. Hampton, Secretary.
Marriages-
Married, in the city of Richmond. Vs.. on tha
15th of December, bv Rev. Dr. Hoire. Mr. A. TV
Taylob, of Kaleigk, . C, to Miss Ahnib V.
Mcr abland, of Kichmond.
Married, at the residence oi tbe bride's father
by Rev. 8olomon Apple, on Tuesday night last,
Mr. LoFTnt B. Scott, of Person connty, to Miss
Bettii Smith.
Married, in Wilmington, December 15th, 1869,
by Bcv. J. C. Hiden, Mr. Gsoaoa Sloah to Miss
Hannah L. Mitchell, daughter of B. 1. Mitch
ell, Esq., all of Wilmington.
Married, in Tliomasville, N. C, on Tuesday
evening, December 14tb, by Rev. B. Craven, D.
D., Rev. Jos. L. Keen, oi Wilmington, to Miss
Georgia Hog as, of Tbomasville, N. C.
Married in Milton, on Thursday Dec 9th, by
J. L. Statcn, Esq., Mr. Jas. A. Hall to Mist
America Smith, all ol Pittsylvania connty, Vs.,
and were married on the banks of Dan river.
Married in Caswell county, on Tuesday Dec
7th, by Rev. 8. G. Mason, Mr. Thos. L. Lea to
Miss 8ALLTJS Kino.
Married in Charlotte, on Tuesday, Captain A.
Bcrwell to Miss Ella Jenkins.
Also, on the same day, Mr. Bdbt Gaston to
Mist Mart E. Allison.
Married in Person county, at the residence of
the bride's father, on the 9th day of December,
19, by tbe Rev. J. E Montague, Mr. John L.
Finch, of Hillsboro, N. C, to Miss Mattie D,
D. daughter of John J. Ellison, Esq.
Married in Hillsboro, on Wednesday last,
Captain Woostib, o' Wilmington, to Mist Sue
Nash, daughter of Henry K. Nash, Esq.
i Married in Wilmington, on the 8th of Decem
ber, by the Rev. H. L. Singleton, Captain A. A.
Moselet to Mrs. Emma Nixon. ... '
: Married In Wilmington, on Monday night, at
the residence of the officiating magistrate, by
William H. Merrick, J. P., Mr. Ceables Mc
Millan to Miss QtrjLLT Ash Lncus. . .
Married, near this city, at the residence of
the bride's father, on the 9th inst., by Rev. Wm.
E. Pell, Mr. Jons C. Htlit to Miss Bettii Ah-
Drews, daughter of Mr. R. M. Andrews. "
Married, in Yadkin county, on the 28th ult
by B. C. Myers, Esq., Mr. Henri Flehino to
Miss Lou A. Vestal, daughter of Daniel Vestal,
Deaths.
Died, In Orange connty, on the 15th of Octo
ber, Wiixiak Dlskih, In the 80th year of his
sge. He was s devoted christian and a bright
and exemplary member of the Baptist church for
forty years.
Died, 1b Rockingham coanty, on the 20th ult,
Marcus C. Holderlt. '
' Died, in Halilax coanty; N. C-, on the 11th
lust., Charlie, son of Charles and Judith A.
Elenor, in tbe 14th yearof bit age - : '
Dud, at Rocky Point, New Hanover co,, on
the 15th ult., Mrs, Catharine, wif of , Sterling
Al'en. t .norn, ih-T' ;l, -;!:...
Died, in Ratlierfordtaa, oc Uw Morning of
the 11th mat., Mrs. MannA, wtte f R. K. Wal
la co ' ' -il . ,1 ..-!,.
Died, In Wilmington, on tha 10th inst.. Mart
Silva, aged 54.
Died, at tha resideoae of hit father, in For
sythe connty, N. 0 oa 'tht '27th alt., A. L.
Gamble. 1 ' '-' .'.. .!-
' Where nc was raised, the companions of bit
early life and all. who knew him, honored and
loved him sincerely lor bis many excellencies,
and especially for tbe puiity and gentleness o
bit character. He died in hope of peace and
happiness, S. G. H.
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Fresh Gardea, Flower, Frait, Herb,'
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