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THE TARBORO' SOUTHERNER.
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fcr and paid as oljier State taxes, and
lie shall be further liable to indictment
ns for a misdemeanor. .
23. Every dealer in ready made
clothing for males, one-half per cent
on -the total amount of purchases.
2.4. Every-person, who for himself
or as agent for another, sells patent
medicines or nostrume?, ten per cent.
on the amount of his sales.
25. Every non-resident horse or
mule drover, or person who receives
horses or mules to sell for a none-resident,
one per cent, on the amount of
each sale, due as soon as tho sale "is ef
fected, and upon his neglect or failure
to pay such tax, in every county in
which he sells, lie shall forfeit and pay
the sum of one hundred dollars which
shall be collected by the sheriff by dis
tress or otherwise, one-half to his own
me and one-half to (he use of the State
Every horse or mule drover shall be
considered a non-resident, unless the
sheriff has satisfactory evidence that he
is a resident of the State; and . the
sheriff shall have power and authority
to examine on oath, at any time, auy
horse or mule drover or person who re
ceives horses and mules to stll for anoth
er, as to whether he has made any sale
or exchange, and as to whether he is a
non-resident, or ageut. of a non-resident,
and on his failure to answer, he shall
be subject to the same penalty as for
failure or neglect to pay such tax.
2G. Every stud horse or jackass let
to mares for a price,' belonging t a
non-resident of the State, ton dollar0,
unless the highest price demanded for
the season for one marc exceed that
turn, in which case the amount thus de
manded shall be paid for the license.
The payment to one sheriff aud the
license under his Imnd shall protect the
subject in this paragraph taxed iu any
county of this State. Every such stud
horse or jackass shall be considered as
belonging to a non-resident, unless the
sheriff n furnished with satisfactory evi
dence that the owner is a resident of
27. Every person that peddlc3 goods,
wares cr merchandize, either by land or
water, not the growth or manufacture
of this State, cr any drugs, nostrums
or mcdicins, whether euch person travel
on foot or with a conveyance or other
wise, shall Srst have proved to the Coun
Oourt ty that he is a- citizen of the
United States, and is of good moral
character, and shall have obtained fmm
the court (who may; iu its discretion,
make a refuse,) an order to the sheriff
to grant him peddler's licence, to ex
pire on the first of July next ensuing
And the sheriff, on production of a copy
of such order, certified by the elerk of
such courts, shall grant such license
for his county on the receipt of forty
dollars tax: Ptovidcd, (1.) That not
more than one person shall peddle un
der one license. f2 ) That any person
who temporarily carries on a business
as merchant in any public place, and (
then removes his goods, shall be Geem -
rd a . peddler. (3 ) That nothing in
person from freely selling stock, vegeta-
bles, fruit, oysters, fish, books, charts,
maps printed music, '. or the articles of!
his-own growth or manufacture, (i )
That nothing herein contained shall re
lease peddlers from paying the tax im
posed in this act, on persons who deal
in the same species of merchandize,
which tax shall be collected or secured in
the same manner as in the case of other
merchants and traders.
28. Kvery itinerant who deals in or
puts up lightning rods, ten dollar! f jr
each county in which he cariies on his
29. Every itinerant who sells spi'it
uouj liquors, wines or cordials, not the
product of his own farm, in quantities
from one quart to one barrel, shall pay
fiftv dollars lor evcrv couotv, and be
under the same rules and restrictions
as peddlers, except th.it an order from
court shall not be required for a license.
30, On every gallon of whiskey,
brandy, or other spirituous liquors,
made for his own use or for sale, by the
person using any distillery, twenty -five
cents, and a like sum on every gollon
distilled for other persons, to be paid
by the person distilling the same; Pro
vided, That the person who shall distil
without having previously obtained a
license therefor from the County Court,
shall pay a tax of tcn dollars for every
day' or part of day in which he may so
distil; and it shall be the duty of the
sheriff to cHstraio the still and fixtures
tor the payment of such tax: Prodded
further , That the foregoing proviso con
cerning license shall not be in force un
til thirty days from the ratification of
this act: And provided further That
the foregoing proviso concerning license
shall only apply to persons distilling
Fpirituous liquors from grain:
further, That iu any county in which
there is .no court iu session at the time
when this act shall go in force, the li
cense may be obtained from any seven
justices of the peace for said county
Said tax shall take effect from the
first day of January, 1866, and theto have been listed, or which may be
sheriff shall collect the same quarterly j
on the first days of April, July, Octo
ber and Jauuary.
31. Every company of Gypsies, or
strolling company of persons who make
a support by pretending to tell fortunes,
horse-trading, tinkering or begging, one
hundred dollars in each county in which
they offer to practice any of their crafts,
recoverable out of any property belong
ing to any one of the company. But
nothing herein contained shall be so
construed as to exempt them from in
dictment, or penalties imposed by law.
32. Every license granted under the
provisions of ihis act, shall be for twelve
months from the issuing of the same
The subjects embraced in this sched
ule shall bo taxed the amount specified
and tho taxes collected and accounted
for as follows:
1. Every corporation that might be
como incorporated by letters patent un
der the provisions of ch ipter 20, Re
vised Code, entitled "Corporations,
but ehall fail to do so, and apply to the
General Assembly and obtain a special
act of incorporation, or bhall obtain an
act to amend their charter, whether it
had been secured by letters patent un
der said law or by a special act, one
hundred dollars for each act to incorpo
rate or to amend, which tax shall be
paid to the Treasurer of the State.
2. No corporation shall organize un
der such special act of incorporation,
obtained as set forth in the proceeding
section, or derive any benefit under such
act to amend their charter, until it first
shall have obtained a certified copy of j werc entered and two of his mules sto
suchact from the Secretary of State,'. .,. r,m Mr RrirWra nr1 l,U
ana tuc oecreMry snail, in no case,
furnish such a copy until the company j
annlvin shall have delivered to him
the Treasurer's receipt for th"c tax as
sesscd in the preceding section, which I
receipt the Secretary shall file in his of
3. The president and cashier of each
of the banks in the State, on or before
the first day of October, in each year,
shall pay into the Public Treasury the
following tax, to-wit: If the profits di
vided among the stockholders of the
bank under their chaige during the
year, amounted to not less than six and
not mtrc than seven per ccut., one-half
of one per cent, on the stock owned by
individuals or corporations: if over seven
and not more than eight per cent., thiee
fourths of one per cent, on the stock
thus owned; if more than eight per cent ,
one per cent on tho stock thus owned.
In cisc the said officers of any bank
shall neglect, or fail, to pay the tax as
.herein required, said bank shall pay-
double the amount of such tax, and the
same shall be sued for and recovered by
the Attorney General in the name of
the State, iu the Superior Court of
i. livery license xor an miorney iu
practice law iu the County or Superior,
t n i e... in x-1
(Courts, fifteen dollars, to be paid at the'
tune of obtaining the same, to the Clerk
0f the Supreme Court, who shall before
j the first Jay of October in each year,
li,t settin- forth the names of the per -
SOns from whom received, and the
amounts received, and pay into the
I'llblii rPr3 enry ilia tota
1 amounts, luSS
five per cent, commission for receiving
and accounting for the same.
5. Every marriage license one dollar;
every mortgage deed, marriage contract
and deed in trust, made to secure debts
or liabilities, one dollar, an 1 every other
i .-i : I
" .? .. . . , , ;
dollars or upwards, fifty cent,, payable
wuen tue consideration 13 inree uunareu ;
to the Clerk of tho Couuty. Court. No
clerk shall srrant such license or admit
to probit3 such instrument, until the
tax shall have been paid and the receipt
shall be endorsed on such license or in
strument, and be registered with the
6. All property and other subjects
of taxation shall be annually taxed as
by this act enacted, unlss such proper
ty be expressly exempted from taxation,
arc all such and their profits as may be
long to the United States or to this
State, or may belong to or be set apart
and exclusively used for the University,
colleges, institutes, academies, and
schools for the education of youth, or
the support of the poor or afflicted, or
especially set apart for and appropriat
ed to the exercises of divine worship,
or the propagation of the gospel, or
such as may be set apart and .kept !0
graveyards and burial lots; all such
property and estates, and their profits,
as may belong to. the State and county
agricultural societies, and be set apart
and used by thm for agricultural fairs,
aud all such and their profits as may be
long to any church or religious society,
and be set apart and used by them for
7. And be it further enacted, That
all laws imposing taxes, the subjects of
which are. revised in this act, are here
by repealed: Provided, That this re
peal shall not be construed to extend to
the provisions of any law, so far as they
relate to the taxes listed, orwhich ought
due for the yearlSG, or for any year
previous thereto. Ratified in General
Asscmbfi, this rlth day of March, A.
S. F. PHILLIPS,
Speaker of the House ofCoramons.
C. S. W INSTEAD,
Speaker of the Senate.
I, Robert W. Best, Secretary of State
in and for the State of North Carolina,
do hereby certify that tho foregoing is
a true copy of the original on file ia this
Given under my hand, the 13th day
of March, A. D., 1SGG.
R. W. REST,
Secretary ot State.
" RENDER TO EVERY ONE HIS DUE,"
TARBORO', SASURDAY, April 7, 18CG
To parties Owing the Souther
ner, the late firm of Macnair,
Urn. $ Co., and E. D. Smith,
will find their Notes, Accounts
and" Memorandum's" at viy Of
fice, Room No. 3, Up Stairs,
HUGH MAC ft AIR.
iJIore TheO The Ilogucs
On Monday night last, the stables of
John L. Bridgers, Esq., of this place
overseer, werc soon upon the tracks of
the thieves. They pursued them, and
about two miles below Goldsboro', over-
to tnem astraddle the animate and
It turned out that the mules were
stolen by two freed men (so called) re
cently employed by Mr. Bridgers upon
his plantation. One by name John
Robinson and the other George Skin-
We arc happy to have it in our pow
er state, that the rogues were not to
"the manor born," but werc some im
ported from "furrin parts" by Mr.
Bridgers. They were brought back to
this place and a court of examination
was held by Justices David Cobb and
W. P. Llovcd who bcins satisfied of
- - y w
their guilt, (in fact they "fessed up")
cummitted them to Halifax J ail; (we hav
ing no jail in this County) where they
now are, enjoying their "otium cum dig-
Lu.,fn.. nhnn, hnd better
U i 1 UIV. J J L j j
! Kntlnm sinn ilinitate.
awaiting a trial
aJury of the,r CPUntr'
ly the way, while we
upon this subject, we would suggest,
.... a il
jn our opinion, (without however,,
. blamc t0 any one,) it is
; bad Poilcy to import freedmcn Irom ls
tant parts, and place them upmi pian -
tations in the country, without full and
complete evidence of their previous
If evil minded frcedmen, are brought
among us and placed in association
wjth those who arc dispos:d to perform
; thcir ties, rand wc think, that we are
I not wrong; instating that a large ma
' of thc freedmcn in this County,
are inclined to do their duty) they will
certainly exercise a corrupting aud de
moralizing influence. And auother ob
jection to this course, is, that freedmcn
brought from infested districts, may
scatter contagious diseases amongst our
people, both white and black.
We throw out these suggestions, for
the reflection and consideration of all
concerned or interested m the matter.
Obligations. Wc are linder obliga
tions to the Hon. A- J. Rodgcrs, of;
New Jersey, for a copy of his very able
and sensible speech on amending the
Constitution and reconstructing the
Union, devered in the House of Re
presentatives, Feb. .26th 1866. Also
to the enterprising publishers, Wm. B.
Smith & Co., Raleigh, N. C, for a copy
of their gold circular, a copy of the
Dixie Primmer, and the Nat'unal first
Reader. The .first, a valuable little
pocket companion, containing, scale of
Depreciation of Confederate currency,
The Virginia gold Circular, the usury
law of North Carolina, the value of cur
rency as compared with gold, fluctua
tions of Greenbacks and a list of News
papers and periodicals published in
North Carolina, April 1st 1866. Price
ten cents. The two latter, excellent
school books for beginners.
THE PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMA
President Johnson has issued a pro
clamation "declaring the insurrection"
at an end.
. Our readers, we know, will be great
ly rejoiced at this action, of the Presi
dent, and it will stimulate them to great
er exertions to sustain him in his policy.
The pre&ident in thus throwing down
the glove to thos6 Radicals of the Nor
thern section of our country, has shown
to his people and to the world, that he is
a man of firmness, and no influences can
be brought to bear upon him to move
him from the path of duty and patriot
ism. We refere our readers to the fol
lowing brief dispatch, which we clip
from one of our exchanges, and from
which they can gather some idea as to
the import of the proclamation.
Proclamation from xhc President. 7
Washington, April 3. Th President's
Proclamation declaring the insurrection
at an end, is published to-day. It as
serts that the Constitution provides for
constituent communities only as States,
and not as Territories, Dependencies,
Provinces or Protectorates, and that
such constituent States must therefore
necessarily be made equal, and plac
ed upon a like footing as to political
rights, immunities, dignity and power,
with the several States with which they
are united It declares standing armies,
military occupation, martial law, mili
tary tribunate, and the suspension of
the privilege of tho writ of Habeas cor
pousyn time of peace, dangeous to pub
lic liberty, incompatible with the indi
vidual rights of citizeus, contrary to
the genius and spirit of our institutions,
aud exhaustive of the national resourc
es, and ought not therefore be sanction
ed or allowed, except in casss of actual
necessity, for repelling invasions or sup
posing insurrection or rebellion. And
further, that the people of the Southern
States have given satisfactory evidence
that they acquiese in the sovereign and
important resolution that each State
oubt to remain and constitute an in
tcgral part of the United States.
Nothing further than the above is
said about the writ of Habeasorpus,
neither does the plojkmation make any
allusion to a general pardon.
SnaJcc. We clip the following from
the Petersburg Index:
"A 'Mammoth Sna7cc. On Satur
day evening last, as Mr. Preot, who re
sides a short distance in Chesterfield,
was returning home from the city, and
when just beyond the Cockade Brewery,
! he succeeded in killing a snake that,
! measured six feet in length and eight
be a young anaconda, but where it could
have come from, and how it found itsi.
w'nv intn this olimato. is more than we
: can corccivc.
II is snakesuip was yesterday on ex
hibition at the Saloon of Mr. T. Frey,
on Uolliugbook street. It is now being
1 plaCei in alcohol, and can be seen by
j tlie cunQUs, after this morning, at Mr.
Big snake that, Mr. Index. We
shrewdly suspect, that as this snake was
captured so near a Drcwery, he had;
j been taking some of that Coikade Ale,
which exploded some casks so wonder
. fu'ly, some time ago, in Petersburg
We have always heard it said, that tak-
iug ale will fatten folks, if so, why not
make snakes grow large.
Thanhs Messrs. liailey, Bell and
Co. will accept our thanks for tho'se
nice white shad, sent us a few days ago.
These gentlemen are the proprietors of
the Jamesville Fishery, Martin Coun
ty. They, will sell fish low for cash, or j
exchange fish for bacon, but narry bit
or tobacco or wiskey, will they take for
their fish, it being against the constitu
tion of the firm to deal in such articles.
aper in Jyticuern. iv. L.
We have received number one and two
of the Daily Commercial, published at
Newbern, by John .Spelman, Esq. Mr.
Spelman is so well known through the
State as an abb editor, that it is unneces
sary for us to say more than we well
come the Commercial to our exchange
list, and shall look for its daily visits
wih a great deal of interest. We pre
dict a large circulation for the Commer
cial, and extended influence.
Price $8.00 per annum.
Election. At an election held in this
Town on Monday last, for Magistrate ot
Police and Commissioners, the. fol
lowing were elected.
Magistrate of Police. L. D. Pender
Commissioners. H. B. Bryan, Wil
lie Walston, H. A. Dowd.
Spring Millinery. The Ladies of
Edgecomba aud adjacent counties will
be delighted to know, that Mrs. M. E
Bond, the Queen of her profession,
has returned home from New York, with
a full corp.? of Ladies for the different
departments of her Mammoth Millinery
and Dress making establishment. She
also brought a large stock of Beautiful
Bonnets, Hats, French Flowers, Dress
Trimings, and a thousand other articles
that will charm the eye and suit the
i . - C T J All 1 I .1 L - 1
"T w , bUU uu V1"
mat ytv uatu suiui an csiMUjis-iujeui iu
our midst to meet the wants of our
wives, sisters and daughters. Forpar
ticulars, see advertisement in another
Connecticut Election. It is announc
ed by the telegraphic wires, that Gen.
Hawley is supposed to be elected Gov
ernor of Connecticut, by a small ma
jority. We hope in this case, thatHTcic
may be tell-lie-grams.
Since the above was in type, we have
seen the official vote. Hawley elected
by 509 majority.
Texas. The Texas State Convention
has declared the secession , ordinance
null and void by a vote of 43 to o7.
General Mat. Hansom had a
very serious difficulty a few days ago,
which came near being fatal, with one
of the freedmenin his employ. He had
occasion to reprimand him for the sloth
ful manner in which he did his work;
but the freedman threw himself on his
dignity, and doubted the capacity of the
General to judge of his work, and, with
oath an insolence, his conduct was such
that the General culled upon his father,
who is quite an aged man, to go to the
house for hs pistol. The General fired
one barrel, thinking to frighten him,
but the negro advanced with an uplifted
hoe; the secoud barrel did -not explode
Tht; nero struck the General, which
-- - - - -
disabled his left arm. lie then fired
the second time without cfluct. The
negro gave him another blow which
disabled the other arm. A hand-to-hand
encounter then ensured, and but
for the interference of a. negro man,
doubtless the negro would have killed
him, as he swore he would do. The
General's father went to the house for
a gun, and in his absence the negro made
his escape. The other freedmcn were
loud in their execrations of the villian.
Halifax Correspondence of Norfolk
On Wednesday, the 28th ult., at the resi-
j dense of Mr. Henry Stanciel, by the Rev.
JosePhus Latbnm JOHN E 1UN-
DOLP1I to Miss CORNELIA STANCIEL.
Tarboro' Prices Current-'
Corrected Weekly for the " Southerners
BY J. SMITH t CO.
m. a 5,00
SI a 1,25
i $ea per bushel
Wheat none in market.
" Extra Family
12 a 13$
00 a 15 00
(y x ( , p
"a a u
N1rltbcrn Pcr Bbl
5,50 a 6,50 j
jjmc per jji
35 a 40
25 a 30
1,25 a 1,50
15 a 20
30 a 35
1.00 a 1 50
j Ouano, per ton
j sene Oil, per gal
Cotton, pcr lb.
Cow Peas, per bushel,
3D a 35
5,00 a 5,50
- 50 a 60
Black Eye Peas, per bushel, 70 a 75
Pea Nuts, " 1 50 a 2 00
Beans, white, 1 00 a 1.10
H E 7l G I Q US NO T I C EST"
Jg?2 Bishop AtSinson will preach in
Calvary Church, Tarboro', on Thursday
;the 19th April, at 11 o'clock in tha morn
ing and at candle light in the evening.
Calvary Ciiukcii Jtev. Mi. Ches-
iheire, D. I)., Pastor, services on the 2d
& 3rd Sundays in each month. Week
day services every Wednesday, morning
and Friday afternoon before the 2d and
M. E. CnuRCii Rev Mr. CIosj,
D. D., Pastor, services on the 2nd Sun
day in eaeh month.
Missionary Baptist Elder T. R.
Owen, Pastor, Services on the 2nd and
4th Sundays in each month.
Primitive Baptist ' Ciirucii.
Regular time of holding monthly meet
ings of Primitive Baptist Churches in
Edgecombe county :
1st Sunday Tarboro', Otter's Creek.
2nd Sunday Cross Roads, Falls Tar
River, Lower Town Creek. i '
3rd Sunday Conetoe, Williams' M. II.,
Upper Town Creek.
4th Sunday Sparta, Pleasant IIH1,
( Lawrence's M. II.
DR. A. II. MAGNAIR tenders bis thanks
to his friends and the public generally, for
the liberal patronage he has so long enjoy
ed at their hands, and takes pleasure ia
informing thera that he has assocUted-with
him in the practice of Medicine, Dr. THOS
It. MICKS, of Clinton, N. C, a competent
and experienced physician, with whose as
sistance he will be enabled to respond to
calls by day and night.
Drs. Macnair & Micks respectfully ten
der their Professional services to the citi
zens of Tarboro' and surrounding country.
Office (for the' present) at the Drugstore
of Macnair & Owen. .'
Tarboro', April 7. 19-tf
NORTH FRONT STREET.
NEARLY OPPOSITE BANK OF CANS YEAS.
Buy and sell Dank Notes, Gold, "Silver,
Exchange Stocks, Bonds and Checks upon
all accessible points. Receive money on
depositc. Particular attention given to
collections with prompt returns at the low
est rates of exchange.
Large supply of Revenue Stamps con
stantly on hand.
Burruss, Harrison & Co., Norfolk, Va.
McKim, Brothers & Co.. G2 Wall St., N. Y.
Drexel & Co., Philadelphia.
Spencer, Vila & Co., Boston.
Brothers McKim, Baltimore.
BitUnhouse, Fowler & Co., Washington,
April 7, 1SGG. 10-1 m
N. M. MARTIN, PLUMMER & CO.,
Office over the Centre "Warehouse,
WALTER K. MARTINS? CO.,
Office Shockoe Warehouse,
for the sale of all kinds of
Produce and Merchandise.
Orders for Goods filled promptly at tho
lowest market rates for cash.
N. M. Martin, "
Henry L. Flummer, f
Walter K. Martin, Richmond
April 7, 180G.
JYO TIC E.
"WE the undersigned, would respectfully
inform the Citizens of Edgecombe and
Nasli Counties, that wc have just received
an elegant lot of
and arc now prepared to Manufacture, pi
Repair all kinds of-
; ncapc&r, neatest ana most durable
JDGIVE US A CALL. -a
MOORE & FULFORD,
Tar River Falls, Rocky Mount, '
April, U, 18G0. 19 tf N. C.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
James J. Lawrence & others, ") Petition for
vs. (. Partition
Margaret Singleton & others, j of Land.
In this cause it appearing to the saiis
ff ction of the Court, that Elsey Henley,
Margarett Singleton, Elizabeth Lawrence
and James Dawson and wife Lydia, are
nonresidents; it is therefore ordered by
the Court, th.it publication be m ido in tho
Tarboro' Southerner for six weeks, notifying
the said absent parties of tho filing of this
Petition, and that they appear and be be
fore the J ustices of the next Term of said
Court, to be held for tho County of Edge
combe, at the Court House in Tarboro',
on the fourth Monday in May next, then
and thereto plead, answer or demur to said
Petition, or the same will be taken pro con-
fesso and heard ex parte to them.
Witness, Irvln Thigpcn, Clerk of our
said Court, at office iu Tarboro, the fourth
Monday, of February, ISfW.
IPvVIN TIIIGPKN, C. C. C.
April 7, pr. adv. $0.C2J. 13-Ct
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Joshua Killitrew, Edgecombe Superior
vs. y (Sfurt of Law.
Jesse Gardner. J Spring Tern, I860.
Original Attachment levied on Lajidt.,
The Defendant is hereby notified. to ap
pear at the next Term of this Ceurt, to be
held for the County of Edgecombe, at tho
Court House in Tarboro', on tho Second
Monday of September next, or Judgment
by default will be entered against him, nd
the property levied on, condemned.
Witness, Wm. Diggs. CUrk of said Court
at office, Second Monday of March 1805.
WM. BIGGS, Clerk.
Arril7. pr. ac'r.'$6.02J. 19-tit