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KSTABLIS ilED 187 7. JOSEPHIS D VMEI S, Kditur. RALEIGH. N. C.,. .JAN. 18, 1889. Tl KN AHOl'T IS FAIR l'LAY. I From Sauforil Express. The friends-of Capt. Ashe who are press ing his claims for the Public Printing are fond of saying that he deserves it upon the principle that "turn about is fair play.' If it is to be awarded on that principle Mr. Josephus Daniels, the present incumbent, will bo elected for two reasons: 1st. Because Mr. Ashe was State Prin ter four years, from 1S81 to 1885. 2nd Because Mr. Ashe has been Post master at Raleigh nf.ari.y four years. This is regarded as the best office within the gift of the general government in this State. Thus he has enjoyed the patronage of the State and Federal governments for the past eight years. But we do not favor Mr. Daniels mere ly, nor chiefly, because "Turn about is fair play." We favor him now for the same reason that we favored him two years ago. At that time he had made the Chronicle a paper that the State should be proud of, and he had done it without public favor and without any other sort of aid except what perseverance, industry and unim peachable character could command. Of all the public men that we have in this State none have had to contend against more adverse circumstances than Josephns Daniels. He is a thoroughly self-made man. Beginning his work as a newspaper man at eighteen years of age in the little town of Wilson, he has steadily advanced to his present position in North Carolina journalism, which he has won solely by merit and his own exertions. This is the kind of men we need, and this is the kind of men to honor. No man can claim the Public Printing as his own any more than Le can claim the otlice of Governor. But the State shows her good sense when she bestows all these offices on men who will reflect most credit on herself who have shown that they merit such honors by their past careers. According to this criterion Josephus Daniels should be Public Printer. The Chronicle did more good in this secti n for Democracy during the last campaign than any other paper, and we believe it did the same thing throughout the State. If under unfavorable circumstances and without any public assistance until two years ago lTe has been able to make what is generally conceded to be the best week ly paper in the State, and a paper which, as a weekly, did more good, in the opinion of many, than any other paper, weekly or daily, we believe that with the aid of the Public Printing he will make such a paper as no other man in North Carolina has made or would make. We believe that when the Democratic party in North Car olina wants the Chronicle to be a daily it will be a daily. If offices are to be given as rewards we believe in rewarding such papers as the SifciTE Chronicle and we believe in re Qnkng such men as Josephus Daniels. BTs career and present position are an in spiration to every boy of character in North Carolina. The reports of the Board of Directors and Superintendent of the 'Western North Carolina Insane Asylum for the two years ending November 00th, 188, are to hand They make an exhibit which is creditable in a high degree to the management of t'nis worthy institution. The Asylum is fully equipped, and the year just ended has ,-hown most excellent results from its work. During the year 512 patients were under treatment. The percentage of re coveries was :5o, of deaths, 4 J. For 1885 the percentage of recoveries was 50. The average of recoveries since the institution was opened has been .'JO per cent. It is pleasing to learn that the institution is not crowded, but that there is in it room tor an additional number of patients. This fact remains, though the county of ficers in the Western Asylum District have been notified of the ability of the institu tion to treat more cases. It is a demon strable fact that there are more than a auilicient number of insane in the district to Oil the wards of the Asylum, but the Superintendent and Executive Committee have discouraged applications in behalf of the chronic and incurable insane, knowing that in the course of time applications, to the capacity of the institution, will be made in behalf of more meritorious cases. The expenditures for the two years were $142,000. It is felt certain that the num ber of patients during the present year will be 450 and during 1800, 500 the full capacity of the Asylum. Upon this basis the Directors and Superintendent request the Legislature to make an appropriation of 187.50 per capita. This request is cer tainly a modest one, and proves the pur pose of the management of the institution to adhere to the policy of economy which has distinguished it ever since its estab lishment. During the two years covered by the re ports, the north wing of the Asylum has been completed and opened to patients; extensive improvements and repairs have been made upon the buildings and grounds, and still the Asylum carries over a small balance from the last appropriation which, however, is needed to complete work of imperative necessity which is now under v. ay. It is an interesting statement that 70 per cent, of th-j patients are in one way and another usefully employed, and this employment is found one of the most effective means of treatment. The Western Insane Asylum is one of the chief glories of North Carolina, and the people of the State, gen; rally, as well as the insane particularly, are most fortu nate in having at the head of it so able, skillful and humane a Superintendent as Lr. P. L. Murphy has proved himself to be. The Danville Register has been sued for $5,000. We have not been able to find the particulars of the case. The suit, however, was brought by a revenue officer, we think. It's no uncommon thing for a poor editor to be sued nowadays. Give 'em taffy, for the lord's sake don't tell the truth, if you do you'll get into trouble sure. Yadkin Valley News. The 4'hrontcle published that Dr. P.. T. Thurston, Democrat, represented Polk in the Legislature. There was a notice of contest and the doctor would not make the contest. Polk Ls represented by Mr. Ahidge, a Republican. IIOX. ?I. W. HANSOM. For the fourth time Hon. M. W. Ran som has been re t lei ted to the U. S. Sen ate. It is the highest honor North Caro lina ever conferred upon a citizen, and we believe it is Pfcewise the liigac.-: hoi.or ! he South has conferred. When ! is feim , x pires. Senator Ransom uiil have .-etwd in the Senate one year less than a quarter of a century. The distinguished care, r of Senator Ransom is known to the people of the State, and there is no need that we dwell upon it today, and besides oar space is crowded. His election evidences the hold he has upon his feilo. citizens, and their confidence in his ability to rep resent them in the highest legislative body of the Nation. His re-election is espe cially a great honor to him when we con sider the ability and high character of the gentlemen who were candidates for the distinguished honor. No abler men have contested for an honor in recent vears. Either of them would nave iei il ted the State with ability and acceptability, and therefore the re election of Senator Ransom is an honor all the more to be es teemed. The Chronicle oilers him congratula tions upon his re-elect '.on, and wishes f r him many years ot life in which to faith fully serve his State, his country, and his party. North Carolina has no son of brighter intellect, and no man better en dowed with gifts of mind, and no man with so wide experience to represent it in the assembly of the nation's great men. TO ME.1IBEKS OF THE Tl'KF:-- i,k;isj.a- The Chronicle otlice is on Fayetteville street (.opposite Stronaeh's) midway be tween the Capitol and the Yarborough House. Lite New York and State papers will be on our exchange table and the members are invited to call and read them at any and all times. A cordial welcome awaits the members whenever they have the time to call. The Chronicle goes to press at every Thursday morning and members desiring anything inserted will please hand it in before Thursday. THE Pl'IILIC I'KINTIN'; There will be a joint caucus of the Dem ocrats of the General Assembly next Wed nesday night to elect a Public Printer, and to trausact other business. Gentlemen of the Legislature, make a a substantial provision forthe poor wound ed Confederate soldiers and you will make for yourselves "a monument more Listing than brass" eternal gratitude in the hearts of your constituents. Durham Tobacco Plant. .. LEGISLATIVE Sl'GG ESTIONS. We have given the matter some study, and can see no good in establishing a Railroad Commission. State Commissions have so far as we've been able to learn, proven of but little good to the people. Of course it makes new positions for po litical otlice seekers, and already names are being mentioned for the places. We have too many offices already and sincerely hope for the peoples' sake that the Commission will not bi; established. News of Oxford. An important measure is the ament ment of our election laws. Something must be done. The qualification to vote can hardly be altered without a correction of the error in the Constitution, but the method of voting can be charged so as to give white men and property owners the right to administer the laws. Then the road system is not what it should be. It is rotten. We have the meanest country roads in the civilized world, aud it does seem that a representative body of intelli gent gentlemen might hit upon some plan by which to secure the people good roads. News of Oxford. There is an item going the rounds of the press that a bill will be presented to the Legislature looking to the establishing of a law requiring the payment of a poll tax as a prerequisite for voters. Such a bill should, by all means, be presented and made a law. There are now in this county many, we suppose a hundred ne groes, and some whites who pay not one cent of taxes. They have no property, and there being nothing available sneak the payment of their poll-tax. If an able bodied man will not contribute to the sup port of the government he should not be allowed a voice in the selection of officials who are to iule over those who by the sweat of their brow maintain its insti tutions. Greenville Reflector. Theamendmeut we now ask is m substance as follows: That every person intending to make application for license to sell liquors (either spirituous or malt) shall give thirty days notice of such intention by four weeks publication in the county newspaper; or if thert be no paper pub lished in the county, then by not less than five printed notices, one at the court house door, aud four other places in the county. The reason for such amendment is appa rent, under the present law the proceed ings before the Commissioners of the coun ty is a farce, a totally ex-part c affair. The applicant for license, you remember, must prove a good character. He finds but lit tle trouble to do this, and he generally gets his license L t us have the amend ment as asked above, nad the best people of any county tht u having express notice as to the pet sons making application can go before the Commi.-sioners v. ith rebut ting evidence as to character of applicant and thus prevent the issuing of license to improper persons. Wilson Advance. I OK STATE IMUXTEIt. From Mt. Olive Telegram. We hope the Legislature will reelect Josephus Daniels, Public Printer. He is all that has been said by his most ardent admirers, and is worthy and well quali fied, and his paper did as much for the party as any in the State. We feel that the members will not hesitate in giving him the work he so richly merits. ... .By reference to our advertising col umns it will be seen that application will be made to the Legislature to incorporate "The Jule Carr Home Loan Fund," the object of which is to provide cheap homes on long time to workingmen. Another philanthropic page in the history of our benevoleut townsman. Durham. Tobacco Plant. SENATOR RANSOM. RE.M.MIVTi:i IIV TUK ( A! ( I S ON Till'. SEt'ONI It A Ij LOT. Senator jiatisom, Col. Waddell, Capt. Alexander and Kx-Gov. Jarvis d. dressed the Caucus. The end came Tuesday night. It had been a hard fought battle. Senator Ran som's seat had been hotly contested by three of the ablest anil most patriotic North Carolinians. It had been a quietly conducted campaign, but a vigorous one as well. The end brought disappointment to some and joy toothers. But all, whether rejoicing or disappointed, drew a breath of relief, glad to have the uncertainty en ded, and the tension broken. All day Tuesday t here was suppressed excitement and uneasiness. The city was full of strangers who took a deep interest in the struggle. They looked on from the gal lery, at night quietly, but eonsun. -d uih subdued excitement. The caucus was called to t i.'.-r at 8 o'clock by Senator Kino. R A i' i i.h ton, Es,y , of Alleghany, was made Chair man and Messrs. Fi rman ani Womack, Secretaries. M. E. Carter, Esg., asked that Ex-Sen ator Clinoman be allowed to address t he- caucus. This was voted down, then re considered, and after much discussion the Ex-Senator was allowed to talk twenty minutes. Nominations were deel .red to be in or der. Harry W. Sniuts, Eso., Senator from Martin, placed in nomination Sena tor Ransom. Mr. Stuhus said: Mr. President and Gentlemen ok the General Assembly ok North Car ilina: 'When Brutus and Cassius,in camp near Sardis, were consulting and reasoning whether or not it would, be expeditious to march in serried phalanx and column against the armies of Octavius and Mark Anthony encamped near the city of Phil lipi, or meet them on neutral ground, that Great Master of human passions puts it in the mind of Brutus to exclaim in all the rapture of his mighty argument: "There is a tide in the affairs of man, Which. taken at its liood, leadson to fortune, Oinitied, all the voyages of our life is bound in shallows and miseries. On such a full sea are we now ntloat, And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures." How applicable this oft quoted passage to our situation to night ! What a verifi cation of it do we find in the lives aud cir cumstances of the men of the past. Aud bearing in mind its grandeur and sublimi ty, 1 say to night, there is a tide in the af fairs ot Democracy, which, taken in its flood, will lead to fortune. The taking ot that tide in its flood, is the nominating ;i gentleman, whom every North Carolinian loves and honors. A man, whethei en gaged in the secular duties of life, or watching with anxious eye the mighty problems of Government evolving them selves at the Nation's Capital, has ever been true to the interests ot his own loved State. A man when the Northern grape and Panister were beating death's solemn tattoo upon the manly form of many a Southern brave, toughi as ungrndgmly for the "Lost Cause," as no- in the peaceful valk of life, he cherishes those principles with s;h h ardent devotion am! untiring love A man. who has so long stood upon the watchtower of Democracy, sounding the bugle bhist which heralded the advent of the victor, or condoling in mild and pers.iasivc tones when the Cypress was hvmning its lullabies over the grave of defeated hopes and noble ambitions. Do you ask for a farmer? Then look to the whitened fields of Northampton and be hold her ripening grain upon the banks of the Roanoke. Do you ask for a lawyer: 'then select the man, who. at the age of v.1'. years, was the hist law officer of North Carolina. Do you ask for an orator and st tis.n n: Then behold him rising in the Nation's capitol, pleading for peace and demand ing that the gleam of Northern bayonets should never shine on white ballots. D xou ask for a soldierr Then select that i saiiaut anu lairepiu man. whose cohorts stepped like bridegroms up the stormy neights of Gettysburg, and .-ought death from "foemen worthy of their steel" in the trenches at Peter-burg. This man is no less a personage than the Hon. Matthew nitaKer liansom, of the count yot .North- a amton. it is not my purpose to present his bi ography, lie it far from me to attempt a recapitulation of his many and glorious works. His life is an o; en book, a printed record, subject to the inspection of every citizen. By it, let him -ink or swim." By it, let him "stand or fail." If an tit tempt is made to paint his many virtues, it. seems as tho' Raphael had b rrowrid all the dye-pots of heaver to tint his master I'iece with. If an appeal is made to the muse, it seems that Dante and Milton have drank so copiously of the crystal waters, that the weilsof poetic fancy have eternally run dry. Nothing is left, but to say that, I believe I am voicing the senti me ii t of a majority of the people of North Carolina, when I say that Rmsom is the man. I know that I am enunciating the desire of a majority of the Second Senato rial District, which I have-the honor, in part, to represent. The little county of Dare, the intrepidity of whose seamen is the admiration of the world ; Hyde, the granary of North Carolina, and, in short, all the Eastern counties are joining in the gnat demand. What he has done for North Carolina stands to-day a living tes timonial to his greatness. I hold in high esteem the other gentle men who are aspirants, but, just at this juncture, when we are completely in the hands of the enemy, when we have lost all, it is absoluteiv necc-sarv to have a representative who can be ot im mediate service. A Sen atonal experience of fif teen years preeminently fits him to act for us in the mighty qinstions that are ooon to agitate this fair Soidhlaiid of ours. The Galleys of the Greeks, that struck their armed beaks into the sands of be leaguered Troy is not lengthier than the honored roll of North Carolinians to-day asking the renomiuation of Ran.-om. Nominate him, and the very air will be redolent with the incense of praise! Nom inate him, ai d the gladsome shout of ap proval will go up from every hut and palace within the confines of the Old North State! Nominate him, and the mel lifluous strains of old ocean, as he thun ders his grand oratorio upon the beach, blending with the anthems of the rippling cascades of the West, the sunbeams danc ing to the music of their 1 :tigh, .stamp the verdict with approval. Nominate him, and receive from your constituency the welcome plaudit, "Well done, thou good and faithful servants."' Farmer, lawyer, soldier, orator, states man, we hail thee as North Carolina's gifted and foremost son! And to-night crown the remnant of thy days with our best gift. Gentlemen of the caucus, I present for your consideration the Hon M. W. Ran som." Mr. Stubbs spoke with a fire and an en thusiasm that inspired all of Ransom's friends with great pleasure and anticipa tion of success. Ir was an ornate and ele gant production, but its greatest charm was in the graceful delivery of the rising young orator from Martin. J T. Leg rand, Eso , Senator from Rich mond, placid in nomination Hon. A. M. Waddell. Air. LeGrand said; Mn. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Caucus: "There is, in our State, a wide belt of territory, rich iu resources, populous, with an honorable history in peace and in war, which iu the distribution of the highest honors aud offices of the State has- been steadily (and sometimes we think studious ly) disregarded for nearly sixty years. Many Senators and many Governors have been elected during that time, but never since the first Governor was elected by the people in 1835, has the Pee Dee and Cape Fear sections of the State been rep resented in either place. The West, the middle and the Northeast part of the State have been Honored time and again, but the region to which I refer, while bearing its full share of the burden of taxation, and contributing at least its full quota of seriiee of every kind to the ad vancement of our intellectual and material progress has not been represented a single time in either office for more than half a century. No man will undertake to say that this has happened because there was nobody living there who was fit to occupy these distinguished places; for there has never been a time when there were not as many able and learned men there as in any other part of North Carolina. For this reason first, and for many oth er reasons, still more cogent, we think it is Now im.H time that the Democratic party of North Carolina and especially its members in caucus now asssembletl, should consider rite demands of the people of that portion of the State for representation in the U. S. Senate; and I rise, sir, to place in nomination tor that high office one who, for twenty odd years, has splendidly illus trated the best intellectual development, and the noblest manhood of our State. I offer to you one who, 1 believe, enjoys the unqualified respect of the people of North Carolina of all parties, for his frank, hon orable and fearless character as a man who is universally regarded, both within his ow n State and throughout the country as one of the most gifted and attractive public men who have ever sat in the coun cils of the Nation a soldier, patriot statesman -schoutr - an orator without a superior, and one of the truest as he is one of the most unassuming gentlemen that do honor to our civilization. In addition to all this, Mr, there is a sentiment very wide spead in the State that the parly for which he has so nobly fought formally years cannot do a inert, just or honorable act, or serve its own in terests belter than by placing him where his large cxp. rience, his fearless convictions and his qaent tongue can AS THEY WILL RE, L'SEI) to vindicate the rights, de fend the interests and promote tlin honor and welfare of his native State. I place in nomination our loved, and honored, fellow citizen of the Cape Fear ami Pee Dee sections, Alfred M. W added'! Nomi uate him. and Democracy will be illus trait d in his public record at Washington and everywhere, aud he will be a worthy coi.LEAi.i'E of our fearless Vance! Nomi nate him, and no man will ever be in doubt as to his position on any question of policy affecting the interests of th.- State.-, and the Union!" Mi . LeG rand was f ; ipien! ly iut errup" cd with applause. Mr. LeG rand's own strength and well known honesty and Courage of convictions, and the esteem in which Col. Wuddell is held by ail, caused his strong speech to be heard with unwonted interest. . Mr J. -T. White, Senator from Ran dolph, placed in nomination Cait. S. B. Ai.kxandi n. Mr. White said: .vlit. Chairman. I too, arise to present to this caucus a scholar, a sia e-m.u: and a soldier. A name dear to theSta'e for what he himself nas d me as well as for the associations connected, with his patrio tic ancestry, I propose the name of Syden ham B Alexander. While a me:e youth he found his coun try engaged iii a struggle for Pre. Without a moments delay he entered the contest a;e! fought it out to the bitter end. In this he followed the example of a man wiiO-e fame can never die to North Caro linians, that of Nathaniel Macon. He pii ted the halls of Princeton and fougnt through lit-.; RcVolutioutiy War. But what a cou'rast was presented by the results of the two contests. On the one hand Was a seei:e of triumph: on the other a scene of mi:, and desolation. But to this field his limy called, and Capt. Alexander entered noon it wi'h a zeal within itself signal of success. t.a.-;ing a Keen ami compreueusi v e glance over the Agriculture of the Mate n. tiug, iU; ;h' one hand its deficiencies, and o:i the ohcr hand, the improvements of which it was susceptible, he brought his o.vn farm : a .high pitch of improvement. , . 1 -.1 a i t'V his sp: ccn-'s and a 1 tfes.-es lias gathered at-.und him a band ot patriotic men. who will persevere until t ho Agricul ture of this State will be placed upon a new and piosperous basis. in prtseif.ng this name, I am proud tl.;.' I have tut. honor and t .. opport unity ot ; tlecti ig the sentiments of over one hundred and f : y thousand men of N. ('., oro -f pock- is e ;;:e eighty ; er cent o! ii taxes-- and I am proud- i - ,1', when I can present to you a man of char acter, sit. cere, h-.ne.-t, spotless His word m.ty be said to be Ins bond. hi judgment clear, unprejudicial and solid. Mis mis takes a-e few. A man that is ever ready to raise his voice against rings, trusts monopolies a..d combines, whose -i,i-, like the . ea iiy serpent are encircling ,ur nation, .slowly but surely crushing the life blood out of i! A represeh' all 'e of t he middle- class who number two lion's of the population of not only tiv.s State, out that !' the na' ion. Out of thisoverwhelming ma j 'ity, only fifteen farmers iu our National Legisla ture. Is this just ? 1 ask this caucus in th - name of fair ness and justice to nominate tins man. I present the man, youhae the opportun ity do your duty and nominate bun." Mr. White spoke with the directness and force of a man who is thoroughly in earnest and who has no doubi o; his posi tion. Mr. Willis R. Williams, Senator from Pitt, placed in nomination Ex Gov. Thus. J Jarvis. Mr. Williams said: Mr. Chairman: The representatives of Pitt county present to the caucus the name of one of their citizens, a man whom they deeni worthy of the high honor of being named as one of the United States Sena tors from North Carolina. His father, like the father of Henry Clay, was a poor country preacher. All he had to give his son was the imperishable excellence of a good name, and all will co.-.IVss that the sons has carefully preserved the legacy given. lie has already been called to high positions by the people of our State, and no one does or can deny that he discharged the duties which he con fronted with credit to himself, aud benefit to his State. Few men ever had to meet difficulties so great and threatening as he. We all well recollect those times, the dark cloud of gloom and despondency that hung over old North Carolina. It needed a daring leader then It took courage and devo tion to the public, good, and the people soon were convinced that they had a man to watch ovir their interest and guide the helm of State. In the West the Mud Cut was sliding down the mountaiu side, mak ing impassable barriers of mud, and stones, and trees, seeming to forbid the advance ment of the Western road for which our Western brethren had been patiently wait ing and praying for thirty years. Away beyond in the "dizziness of distance" was Murphy with difli mlties to encounter so groat thai it looked a.-, if their long cherish ed hopes would he deferred for many years to come. In the East there were mutterings and complaints of a people against further taxation. Seventy-five per oeut. of all their property had been swept away by the war. Tho' ever so willing to help their Western brethren they were un able to do so. In the center the great enterprise known as the Yadkin Valley Railroad to which the State had many pledges, was fast going into our general ruin. There was a great public debt of the State tho' honest and just, amounting to Uh millions.with interest. The people in their ruined condition were unable to Pa: Mr. President, it requireu a man tosiauu nn agaiust these things, and with a cour age, a heroism, and fidelity, he called around him good ami wise men and, with a patriotic Legislature to assist him, he skillfully eneounted these difficulties, and accomplished a success scarcely without a parallel in modern statesmanship. Be devis d plans, obtained ass'sfanc. finished up the raii roads and did that which the State was unabie to do. The great debt was compromised. Knowing how hard he had struggled to obtain an education his sympathies went out to the poor children of the State. Our free school system had fallen into such bad iepute that it was only mentioned with contempt. Into this he threw his whole heart, and a new era in public in struction has dawned upou old North Carolina. The resources of the State were greatly developed and an assurance sent out to all the world that here in .old North Carolina were possibilities and ad vantages suppassing any State in the Union; and when he reli ed from office, all classes and conditions of men said, "Well done, good and faithful servant." "And his works do follow him." He is wise in council, bold in action, able in de bate in public affairs, well informed, in labor vigilant, in business pains taking and accurate, in legislation an accomplish ed and skillful parliamentarian, as till know --'"i followed him in the da'k days of 'OS and t'-y, when he wis leading the handful of patriots against a host of plun derers, or in tiie House presiding as Speak er in '71 and "72, or in Cue convention of 1S75 whet:, perhaps, by him more than any one of the great nun in that conven tion the enemy was reduced to obedience by his tit ;n an 1 steady hand. With ttnse things in vie w, confessed by all and denied by none, making him a statesman of the highest o-d-r, wiio can doubt that with him in the United States Senate he would i:oL m.ike a Senator that all North Caro lina would be proud to own. His demean or is not of the coquetting order. Like, his record for purity and hone-ty it stands unblemi-hed. We nee-i men now who wiils'iike out straight from the should er." It is said that t Ids hobnobbing and co qnetti-.-g w it h t he, enemy lost, us New York. Adroit, able, candid and brave, we ever know where to find him; a man horn to be a great leader of a great .arty, and as such, in the name the Democracy, in the name of the people of North Carolina whom he has served so well, we present the name of Thomas J. Jarvis, of Pitt county." Senator Williams has been often com plimented fortius effort - one of Ids very best an l strong.---!, delive'.d in his !.--t vim. t Dp. J S. T. Baird placed in nomina tion Gen. 1 nos. L ("LINO M A N, who was a member of the Senate when the war com menced. The nomination of Senator Ransom was seconded by Mr J. F Payne, Senator from Robeson Mr. Payne made au exhaustive argument in favor of Senator Ransom's return, which was heard with, close atten tion. Mr. E. C P.EDDINOHELD. of Wake, made a s.rong speech in seconding the nomina tion of Cait. Alexander R-presenting the peop'.e cf Wake county and the Agri cultural interest.-: of the State, he said that h.- f.-lt that the election of Capt. Alexan der would do m .re to sr-ngthen the par ty than the i-iec'ion of any other man. He pai i a high and deserved tribute to the high character and ability of Cait. Alex ander. Mr W. H. Lucas. Senator from the second district iu ringing words and strong argument enforced the claims of Senator Ransom Geo. A Jones. Eso . of Macon, bri fly and pointedly seconded the nomination of Ex Gov. Jarvis and spoke of the hold he had upon the confidence aud gratitude of the people of the We-t. Mr ("has McDonald, of Cabarrus, added to what ha-! been sK'oiig'y said iu favor of Cait. Alexander, giwng to him the highest commendation. Mu. J. N Bennett, Senator from Bruns wick, loming fresh from the people of the Cape Fear country, voiced their 'united .sentiment that Hon. A M. Wapdell ought to bo s-nt to the 1" S Senate iiis rea sm;; e:'e s totig and we! pr s nted. The following tei'eis were appointed: Mes.-rs Emery representing Ransomi: Bennett (representing Waddelli; McDonald (representing Alexander); and Cherry ( r presenting Jarvisi. Amid suppressed feeling the vote was taken and the first ballot was announced: For Senator Ransom. For Cait. Alexander, Ft u Ct 'i. Waddi.ll. For Kx Gov .l.u: is. For Hun. T L Ci.inoman, For Hon. W. H. Kitchen, 00. -.'). 21 . Hi. 1. 1. Total vote cast. 121. Nece-sary to a choice, 01. No elect 'e .a. The second ballot immediately begun. There was uncertainty and anxiety among the memb -is and spectators. The second ballot resulted in favor of Senator Ran som by this vote: For Senator Ransom. on. For Cait. Alexander, ;. For Col Waddkll, la. Eor Ex Gov. Jauvis, y. For Hon T. L Ci.inoman, 1 foil Hon W H. KnciiE.v, 1. On motion of Mr. McDonal i the election of Senator Ransom was made unanimous. After the announcement of the second ballot and the vote was declared, a com mittee was appointed !o wa t upon t - en Ransom and n, iie him to address tile cau cus. Invitations were also extended to the other a udi.lates, ami after a few moments all four were est orted into I he hall. Gen Ra ns .m w as met by the Pres ident and inirodu.cL in a short but ap propriate teri'i when he, overflowing with feeling, wi.icii was too plain. y visible to need vouching for, in the deepest sense of gratitude,expressed his pride and affec tion for the trust aud honor thus, for the fourth time, conferred upon him, and re iterated those solemn vows of allegiance and love for his State and party that for long years he has illustrated. Whet: Senator Ransom had finished, calls wa-re made for Ex -Gov Jarvis Great evt n in d. feat, this tried and trusted sou of North Caro'iua arose and gave expres sions to patriotic worths, lie al ways comes fully up to public expectation, and in this trying hour he d.d not fail. He has serv ed his State well and t he State holds other honors in s'ore for him. Capt. S B. Alexander, in response to calls, came foiw ard and spoke of his al legiance and the allegiance of those he represented to the great Democratic par ty. He spoke well and happily, and his commanding appearance and his words of wisdom, gave him a glad audience. He is one of the wisest public men in North Carolina and, though defeated in this con test, he has at his back a grand army of supporters who will yet summon him to lead tlTe party in the future, as he ha 5 in the past, to many a hard-won victory Col A M Waddei.L, always eloquent and alvas i he i cadiest and pleaantcst of pu'r.lic speakers. iv,-po:ided to cal's and spoke iu his usual vein. There is no man in North Carolina who surpasses this gift ed son of the Cape Feav country iiAdo c.uenoe and in efficient service to the Democratic party. ....The Voice, National orgau of the Prohibition party, says that during the campaign ono of their employees stold their enormous subscription list and sold it to Messrs. Quay, Dudley &Co. for $250. They gave him $50 more than he charged and promised him a Government position in Washington. That's the way they DO BUSINESS, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. If our reporters make any mistakes in these rep'u-ts. members are requested to notify u- so that prompt correction can be made. Editor J SE.N'ATK. Thursday, January 10th. Mr. Thomas offered a resolution instruct ing our representatives iu Congress to vote for the passage of the Blair bill. Mr. Williams, of Pitt, introduced a bill to reduce the legal rate of interest to six tier cent. Mr. Turner, ' f Iredell, moved that the rules of the last St-naie be adopted until new rules shall be drawn. This was car ried. He also moved that a joint com mittee of :i from the Senate aud 5 from the House be appointed on Rules. Adopted. Also one to allow Iredell county to fund $40,000 of its bonds. Mr. R id, a bill in regard to Biddie Uni--ersity. Referred to committee on corpo rations. Mr. King's resolution providi-ng for a commitf. e of 3 from the Senate and 5 from the House on inaugura'i m, and authoriz ing them to spend $500, was taken up and adopted. As the Senate Branch of this committee, Messrs. King.Chairman Means, and Lusk were appointed. Mr. Payne's resolution providing that all contested elections be settled as soon as practicable; that reports from such commitb es hl have precedence over all other n.-alters, ami that the unsuccessful competitor shall not receive mileage a. d per diem, created the lirst ripple iu the Senate The bill also provides that the sitting member under proper certificate of election shall receive mileage and per diem for the time served by him. The Republi cans tried to kill this resolution both by reference aud amendments The resolu tion parsed its third reading by nearly a strict paity vote, the Republicans all op posing it. Mr. Payne's resolution to create a joint committee on a R. R Commission of :i from the Senate and 5 from the House, was sidupted. S.-nate branch of committee on Rule was appointed: Messrs. Turner of Iredell, Little, and Thomas. HOI SR. Thursday, January 10th. A resolution was introduced by Mr. Sut ton, requesting our Senators and Repre sentatives in Congress to endeavor to se cure such amendments to the Banking Act as will enable State banks to issue bills as money and cu"''ency, without the payment of the ten per cent tax. required under the National banking 'a., from such banks M Me.'oiie, iuiroilne-'il h bi 11 tlesi . netl to pic. ot i' e piv.id of diseases among s'ock; Mr. Mci maid, of Cabarrus, a bill to create a Railway Commission. The message of Governor Scales was read, ami upon its conclusion the House adjourned. (A synopsis of this able mes sage appears elsewhere ) SENATK. Friday, January 11th. Mr. Turner, of Iredell, presented a peti tion from citizens of Iredell requesting a repeal of the merchant's purchase tax. A resolution was introduced by Mr. Moore instructing members of Congress to secure a r. p. al of the internal revenue laws. Mr. Linebaek offered a resolution to the Same effect. Bills were introduced by Mr. Blair to regulate fees of Solicitors iu cases of felo ny; by Mr. Thomas, to repeal the law of l!ss5. providing for two terms of theSupe rior Court iu Davidson county, in Match and September; by Mr. Thomas, to prevent fiaiidiu the sale of land and personal property under mortgage; by Mr. Green, to provide a uniform system of text books for the common schools of the State; by Mr. Toms, instructing Secretary of State io furnish Senators with the Code and Laws of lSS5-'t?7; by Mr. Emery, to pay i the cleiksof the Board of Canvassers. (The rules were suspended ami Mr. Eme ry's bill passed its several readings and Wits sent to tue House.) mt. uolton in troduced a bill to amend charter of Guil ford Savings and Deposit bank, and of in structions to overseers of the roads; by Mr. Lucas, to amend the election law; by Mr. Linebaek, for relief of the clerk of the court of Forsyth county; on motion of Mr. Pou the Senate session will meet at 10 a. m Sat urday s and :) p. m. Mondays. J. M. Brown (Dein ) and M. E. Robin sou (Rep.) were nominated for Enrolling Clerk. Mr. Brown was, elected and sworn in. The resolution of instruction to Senators and Representatives in Congress in rela tion to Blair Educational bill was taken up, but after a long discussion was referr ed to the committee on Federal Relations. It urges the passage of the bill at the pres ent sessio i of Cougress. The President announced the following Committees: Engrossed Bills Messrs. Abbott, chair man; Stubbs. Campbell, Turner of Cataw ba, r-ruith, Linebach, Hampton. Judiciary Mr. Kerr, chairman, Messrs. Pou. Means. Bailey, Turner, or Iredell; Little, LeGrand, Barber, Mubbs, Payne, L -eper, Lucas, Green. Lusk. Privileges and Elections Mr. Little, chairman ; Messrs Pou. Campbell, Briggs, Williams, of C'T-nberlam' ; Payne, Rice, Linebaek. Brow n. E inc-ation- Mr. Shaw, chairman; M- ssrs LeGrand. Sills, Bennett, Reid, Campbell, Badev. Toms, Lucas, Blair, Moore, Faulk ner, Linebaek. Infernal Improvements Mr. Means, chairman: Messrs. Long. Barber, Kerr, King. Twitty, Campbell, Lucas, Smith, Lu-k. Thomas. Rice, Stubbs. Hanks ami Currency Mr. Toms, chair man; Messrs. Aycock, Abbott, Farthing, Blair, Green. Corporations Mr. Harbor, chairman; Messrs. Bailey, Pou, Means, Aycock, Lu cas, Thomas. Agr'culture, Mechanics and Mining Mr. Willi tins of Pitt, chairman; Messrs. Re;d, Robinson, Emery, Aye ck, Shaw, White, Hughes, LeG rand, Linebaek, Brown, Pay nv Hampton. Fmanc Messrs. Payne. ch -irman ;Reid, Dims. Long, Leeper Smith. Abb. .it, Means, Campb. Ii, Moore, Turner of Catawba, Leinb jch, Rice, Thomas. Penal Institutions Mr. Pou, chairman; Messrs. Bailey, Twitty, Smith, Hughes, Green, Wimberly. Salaries and Fees Mr. Leeper, chair mau; Messrs. Briggs, LeGrand, Brook, Bennett, Lusk, Wimberly. Federal Relations Mr. LeGrand, chair man; Messrs. Williams, of Pitt, 'Little, Moore, Smith, Farthing and Lusk. Insurance Mr. Long, chairman; Messrs. Toms, Sills, LeGrand, Thomas, Copeiaud, Brown. Institution for the D. D. and B. Mr. Reid, chairman; Messrs. Bailey, Twitty, Hughes, Crawford, Copeland, Banks. Fish and Fisheries Mr. Lucas, chair man; Messrs. Abbott, Stubbs, Brock, Rob inson, Copeiaud, Rice. Claims Mr. Campbeil, chairman; Messrs. Shaw, Brock, Smith, Briggs, Harajiton, Waters. Propositions ami Grievances Mr. Tur ner, of Iredell, chairman; Messrs. Long, Kerr, Robinson, Turner, of Catawba, Wa ters. Thomas, Crawford, Pou, Hampton. Military Affairs Mr. Stubbs, chairman; Messrs. Aycock, Emery, Reid, Leeper, Faulkner, Green. Insane Asylum Mr. Bailey, chairman; Messrs. Kerr, King, Aycock, Turner, of Catawba, Turner. f Iredell, Means, Shaw, Stubbs, Holton, Kinks, Williams, of Cum berland, Blair. Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution Mr. Reid, chairman; Messrs. Bailey, Twitty, Hughes, Crawford, Copeiaud, liinks. itorsK. Friday, January Hth. Mr. Clifton, of Franklin, was sworn in as a member. Among the resolutions introduced were the following: By Mr. Temple, inquiring into the right of L. D. Baucom, member from Wake, to a seat; by Mr. Masten, of instruction to our Senators ami Represen tatives in regard to securing the repeal of the internal revenue laws; by Mr. Waugh, in regard to publishing the rules of the House; by Mr. Miller, regarding the time of meeting of the l!ose. The bills introduced were the following: By Mr. Leak, to amend the registration laws; by Mr. Sutton, to regulate elections; by Mi. Foscue, to levy a special tax for Jones county; by Mr. Dills, to levy a spe cial tax in Jackson county; by Mr. liar grove, to incorporate the Bank of Com merce at Hendersonville; by Mr. Pugh of Randolph, to prohibit the hiring or farm ing out of convicts and for t heir use on the public roads; by Mr. Sutton, to make four feet the legal height.of fences in North Carolina, releasing the grand juries from certain duties, in regard to the cancella tion of deeds and mortgages, to prevent the increase of hog cholera; by Mr. Hopkins, to incorporate the Methodist Protestant church; by Mr. Long, to more perfectly secure the justification of rflical bonds; by Mr. Wooten, amending the provision for paying fees to impoundeis of stock;by Mr. Hoffman, to repeal the law that forbids hunting deer in Burke, McDowell and Mitchell counties; by Mr. Dills, in regard to burying bodies of dead animals, and in regard to carrying concealed weapons; by Mr. Crowder, to repeal the law that pre vents the felling of timber iu B.trnc's creek in Montgomery county; by Mr. Amis, to repeal Sec. 27S of the Code which pre scribes the duties of judges of elections; by Mr. Lyon, regarding entry of vacant lands; by Mr. Masten. to allow surveyors to take proofs of deeds and other convey ances; by Mr. Newlaud, in regard to es tablishment of R. R Commission; by Mr. Hamrick, authorizing commissioners of Sh.'ioy to levy tax to buy lire engine; by Mr. Hoffman, relating to incorporation of Morgitntou Land and Improvement Com pmy; by Mr. Bibbon of Mecklenburg, re garding fences and stock in .stock law sec lions; by Capt.' Cooke, to change name of Savings Bank of Henderson to Citizens Batik. This passed its several readings, and was sent to tin; Senate. The first resolution adopted provided for the e re-it ion of a joint select commit'ee of 5 on the part of the House aud 3 on the pait of the Senate to take into considera tion any matters relative to a Railway Commission. Mr. Sutton called up his resolution call iug upon our Senators and Representatives in Congress to work for such an amend ment to the National banking laws as will pirmit the establishment of b;inks of issue, without, the payment of the ten percent tax, and said: This r solution of request, to our mem bers of Congress, is not intended to repeal the National Banking Act, but simply to take out of that act. the ten per cent tax-, imposed by it, on all State banks that is sue bills This tax is not only a high, but a prohibiting "tariff"' tax, in favor of the National banking system. It debars the people from even trying the experiment of State banks if they desired to. What right has the general government to deity the people the opportunity of bettering their condition, or of attempting to do so by an other and different banking .--.femr Under the operation of the National banking system tho supply is totally inad equate to the demand, aud necessarily makes money scarce and high. Take the case of three banks of a capital of $loo, 000 each, in the very outset, under the operations of this system; $:.), 000 of it is withdrawn from circulation before the banks commence doing business. Ami besides this, there is no competition and rivalry among the banks, and the latter having it all their own wav, become dicta torial and arbitrary. The race is among the noRRtjWERs to see who can hex there first. Let it be the other way; let the facilities for obtaining money be enlarged, and it would necessarily- beget competition among the lenders who would go out among the people to find takers; the interest rate would be diminished in proportion to the enlarged supply, and a man with ready money would then be sought by the mer chant, and inducements offered him in the purchase of hi- farm supplies. The credit and mortgage system, about which so mich complaint is made, would cease, and t lie stmined condition of our people at once be relieved. It is said that the establishment of State banks, with the security of the individual stockholders liability clause, that prevail ed before the war, is the key that would unlock aud release our people from all the years of tie ir financial distress, under which they h tve been groaning S une thing is surely wrong, this is admitted on every hand, aud some attempt should be made to ascertain the wrong ami apply ihe remedy. Tne National banking system is unsuit ed to our condition and insufficient for our wants. Let the people have the opportunity, if they desire to try the experiment of State banks, and see if that will relieve our ne cessttits. I hope the resolution v.ib be adopted. It was adopted. The following Committees were an no "need : Penal Institutions Messrs Hoke. chair man; Gibbon. Newland. Marsh of Union, Overman, Hoffman, Miller, Long of Meck lenburg, White, Wooten of Richmond. Tay lor, Yancey, Walser, Starbuck, Trull. Propositions and Grievances Messrs. Sutton, chairman;IIampton, Hood.MeGill, Baird. Blatitou. Blue, DeFord, Ftauks, Johuston of Pender, Marsh of Beaufort, Pearson, Bell, Reynolds, Watson of Vance, Truli, Hoiloway. Education Messrs. Dotightou, Over man, chairman; Alexander, Clifton. Little ton, Huitr, Jones, Outlaw, Edwards, (meek, Starbuck, Cooper, Hendricks, Pu-'h. Ward. Engrossed Bills Messrs. Walker, Whif tington. Blue, Dills, Bell, Beddiugtield, Crowder, Leak. Privileges and Elections Messrs. Lyon, chairman; Suttou, Joues, Newlaud, Gi! man' Cherry, Chadwiek, Dunlap, Iiong of Co' lumbus, Walser, Hendricks, Amis, Crisp. Internal Improvements Messrs. Cooke, Chidwiek. MeCubbiiis, Makely, Collield Wooten of Lenoir, Mathesou, McDonald, Che-k, Pearson, Scott, Cooper. Rey tioMs Hollow ay, ' r evhr. Judiciary - Me. sr. Carter, chairman; Cooke, Lyoti, Doughton. Sutton, Hoke, Wau.-h, King, Gilman, Newlaud, Jones' Wa.ser. Inauguration Committee Messrs. Car ter, Hoke, Walser, Beddingdeld ami An thony, as House branch. The House and Senate united in select ing an Enrolling Clerk. The Democrats put forward as their candidate J. M .Brown, of Stan!y;the Republicans, L. D. Bonbow' of Wi kes. The vote stood: Brown Hi'; Behbow 'M SK'XATK. Saturday, January 1:2th. The Governor's message wi.s read. Among the resolutions introduced were the following: By Mr. Moore, of instruc tion to our members in Congress, ri nest ing their efforts to secure a geological sur vey of central and western North Caroli na; by. Mr. Williams of Pitt, .auhorliiii.g the Commissioner of Agriculture to offer premiums for the largest yield of grain, etc , per acre; by Mr. Lucas, of inv mo tion to our members iu Congress to use all means within their power to prevent trusts and combinations upon the nc-cessa ries of lift;. The following bills were introduced: By Mr. Payne, to create a railway oommis iion; by Mr. LeGrand, to allow "Richmond county to issue bonds to build a court house; by Mr. Brown, to provide for au appropriation for theColortid lusane Asy- lum at Goldsboro; by Mr. Lucas, to late the sale of corn in North Carolu, i Mr. Payne, to simplify indictm.-;-perjury; by Mr. Green, tochange th when it is unlawful to kill birds; !,., Lusk, to incorporate West AsheV,.. Mr. Robinson, to repeal the ;,'r graded school law; by Mr. I.7". change the public laws n 'a,' the Croatans;by Mr Faulkner,!,, , trie Littleton graded s hool; bv Mi concerning the collet-' inn of taxe- M ingham coun'y. The special ordcr.the resolution : ing our Senators and Represent at; Congress to secure the Pun.e.f;,; ,. a conditional abolition of all interna nue taxes, was taken up. Mr. LeGrand offered an make the resolution read arnendi 'to re; entire system of the internal revenue Mr. Shaw offered to amend by a'e And a judicious reduction of "the r taxes on articles of im-essifv in g. use so as to prevent tht; format io trusts, combinations and moiiopolie , ful to the best iuteresis of our p. op',. preguau w: :r ' great danger to out tutions All Ii publican member ; Of the V voted against the amendment. Mr. Payne offered, as a substitute f- : the resolutions and amendments, il.. lowing: Whereas. The present system of is unjust, unfair and burdensome t . people of North Carolina and has ; a heavy embargo laid upon lab ir ai .i dustry; an ! whereas this system ha - ' declared by the Supreme Court of the : led States to be robbery under the of law; and Whereas, It has b en cleat y delimi ted that the present tanll' siippor's fosters monopolies, trusts ami con,: tions: and Whereas, The present system of i .' ua! revenue laws is oppressive, ihtj ,. rial aim contrary to the ..p.r:i an 1 g-: of our institutions, therefore Resolved, By the Senate, t'.eHue. Representat ives concurring, th.P . ators in Congress be instructed and representathe.s be retine-ted to such a sound, healthy ami substant ,.U tluctiou of the tariff as will make ti.i :, tiou upon articles that are ini. trv,; , consumed as luxurits higher ti.an necessaries of life and those m,-,o plemc-nts and machinery a t . suraed or used in :grieul' :i:e ,:.d i:,a factn ring. 2. That our Senators be instructed our Represcnta' I Yes iu C..t:g:e-s to it ted to secure (as far as the .-.-.me rna iu accord with sa.d tariff reduction. early repeal ot t p.- em p system and all t,.a!ion : ii . e ri i a . r i pel rider. The above was , the words in brae discussion passed leil Oy i ;k and' r ; seio.ai at,d readings. Mr. Linebaek's resolution reipie.-r: members of Congress to use a'l effort - t secure the repeal of the interna! . laws was referred to the committee ., federal relations. Mr. Lucas bill changing the time holding the Superior Coiiits in l: a! county, passed its .-ever.tl readings. Mr. Turner, of I : c-dell. called up i.; o,,. authorize tuecouutvof Iredell to fund u ! outstanding railroad bunds, which, u:. ! a suspension ot tne rules, p.-tsse.i its m; ral reading i. uorsK. Satcrdav, January l'.'tf. Petition, by Mr. DeFord asking that marriage between Wiley Upton and Sail Wilroy be legaiia-d; by Mr. Law-op p, : corporate Hot Springs; by Mr. Starbu. repeal the merchants purchase tax: by M Crisp, the same. Resolutions, oy Mr. Alexander in.-';-.., ing the Secretary of State to turuish :: Landlord and Tenant act in p.au. form to Justices of the Peace: and by V: Coflieid prohibiting the introduction . bills in the House after the -Villi day. Bills, by Mr. Carter to amend iiu-o-rat ion of Guilford Battle Ground Co::,; ny; by Mr. Cherry to remove th Color Normal School from Plymouth p. Gice: ville; by Mr. McCubbius in regard to tou weigher in Salisbury;!iy Mr. Math. to exempt certain persons from work::, the public roads; by Mr. Chadwiek rep, a ing the law prohibiting the use ,,; j jIti sheds asa fertilizer; by Mr. Masten to neo the Noimal School from Sparta to W'ilk. boro: by Mr. Gibbon to rep -al the I r.v U. a wife is entitled to divorce if hUsbthd indicted for felony ami llee the , . n returning within one ear: bv Mi. Ibn kins regarding carrving conceal Wi Otis; by Mr. McGill for the bene!':; of c. tain creditors: by Mr. Newland u autif i.e t he commissi. .n-rs of Caldw t ; I , . unt v levy a special tax;by Mr. Grant to Commi-s oners of Henderson c u V t I t the county jail ;by Mr. Lyon for i herein J. A. Valentine, of l'.iadtli county; by Beddiugtield to prohibit the eXi-teac tru-ts; by Mr. Marsh to change the t of holding court in Beau fort county; Mr. Doughton to simplify the titles of , veyances iV. . ; by Mr. Bell to ineorpo Pine Log Baptist Church, and d.-ot., thorize the Commissioners of Clay ne; to issue bonds; by Mr. Carter to :n. o: rate the tow n of Raymond. Mr J. M. Brown, of Stanley county, cleete-l enrolling clerk. The Speaker announced the to'.';..,, committees: Railroads, Post Raatls. etc.: chairman; Scott, Clifton. Kelit Mel). Johnston of Johnson, Wilkms. I Di Ford, Temple, Trull, Bieuns, Ban Amis. Agricultural: Phillips, chairman bon, Marsh of Union, Wooten ot mond, Bass, Hood, Franks. Blue Ions, Wilson, Overman, Temple and I v, U a Ruies: Cooke, Dotightou, Lon. Finance: Holman, Mattheson, M-( bins, Dunlap, Anderson, Fo.-eu, , Mak White, Blauton, Gallovvav, Wooten. Lenior, Ham, Hopkins, Hood., Par Cooper, Amis, Beaiuau and Mr.-teu. SK.NATK. Monday, January 1 Hli. The following bills were introlu.-e. By Mr. L -Grand to incivasi lie -ai.i! of Superintendent of School.- P. s-'d'o by Mr. Payne to amend the elect am law by Mr. William.-, to pj-t ci.t the :,.i. and selling of futures in the a:,.. The resolution of m.-t ruci ion to ' members of Coiign.s- to vol- tor t passage .j! such hiWsas will p. event It: and combinations upon tho n; cc.-sa i, -life wui adopted. The resolution to sicute a mm v y.ihr- t.. U. S. Geological .-urvey, of our nun. : deposits in centra! and Western Carolina was adopted. no I'M-;. A;o..DAY, -January i Ph. The ft!;o',vit."rt' oiiis were ii.t :t -i.. t By Mr. Anns to soil the Govt i '- nna sion; by Mr. Baird to have a j.,uii .- : committee on nubile school and :,,,; rout Is; by Mr. Trull to hate a corn'm:.. to et (jtuve into alleged cruel tv t-. vieis i'm W. N. C. R. R ,,, "v, to nmcud the Omuibus Piohio'p. Mr. Watson to secure a Dei P.- s working I he roads iu 'a;.-e co Mr. Hampton to prohih.t Push s Ate , in pur.-uing o-.n k.- u i sound, and to piohioit tht- m, rifles ac-i-oss Currituck sound bill; bv :' .ic ing of lid to amend the fishing laws of USsT a., they a; ply to Cu.rituck bouu i; by Mr. C.o u r incorporate the West Asheville improve ment Company; by Mr. Huss.-y to cu.u.ge the time of holding court in Craven: by Mr. Britiges to have all county ollic t elected by the people; by Mr. Watson to allow the working of convicts on the pub lie roads and in relation to the puhhc roads of Robeson county; by Mr. Franks to establish a Normal School in Swam county; by Mr. Parker in relation, to trans- 7"