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Tha State Chroniclo 3 U JoarruiB .dasikui . . rduor. JOSfclPIIUS DANIELS Editor Prausaxa EnaT Widxisdst st rut niHOMt Lr ri iiutamc co. It is the Leading Democratic News paper Published at the Capital of the State. A SOUTHERN FAMILY 5IWSPAPZK FOR TOWN AND C015TKV, UBYOTatO TO TU WfiLF.'.ilK t? -fORTH CAOLINA, AND TUB Ot TH arn-HCHIPTiO: tl.M Per Vear Subscribe: $1.25 per Year. VOL.. XXI. RALEIGH, N. C, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18. 1891. NO. L AilvertlaiiiK Kair Low. -ji -m (Ml LISMW riCvXY rO ,t r r f i V w UvU J I II. I V THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. SENATE. Thirtieth V V- 'f u-sd ay , Feb lOth. The Senate was called to order by Lieutenant Governor Hoit. The journal of Monday was approved. , Petition. Mr. Aycock, from citizens of Wayne county relative to habing in certain waters. The President added Mr. Allen to the committee on Insane Asylums, and Mr. Wilox to the committee on Elucarion. Standing committees reported bills acted upon. Indefinite leave of absnc i was granted Mr. D irham ou account of sickness in his family. Jtilln Introduced. Mr. White, 10 uuilo-iz) Alexauder county to levy a special tax Mr. Paine, to ameno 2073 of the Oode. Mr. Bell, to incorporate Naata Lodge No. 312 A K. & A. M. Mr. Aycock, to prevent netting and eeining fish in Great S Aaaip and Walnut Swamp in Wayne county. Mr. Davis, of Haywood, to prohibit sale of liquor withiu 3 miles of Hemp hill school-house; to prohibit sale of liquor in one mile of Hominy Star church Mr. Galloway, bill supplementing an act relating to the sale of cider and wine in Tyrrell and Washington counties. Mr. Reynolds, to amend the charter of the Koanoke and Southern Railway com- Pa?7 ., Mr. SaanKie, to cnarier me vauarrus and Union Kailwny company; to mcor- porate Concord Water works company Mr. Greene, of Harnett, to authorize Harnett county to fund and pay its in debtedness. Mr. McLarty, to authorize the town of Monroe to levy additional taxes. Calendar. ... B'dl to amend ihe cnarter of the town of HisPoiot passed i s third rea iing Bill to incorporate the towu of Faiscn in Uaphu cotiutraf.H-d third reading. Bill to ameud setiir. 3383 of the Code, relative to tistiing m aia counties, pa-sed third reading Bill to amend the charter of the town of Washington passed third reading Bill to amnd section 70S of the Code by adding the names of B-jrtie and Uorhamptoa pessed third reading Bill to it corporate the Farmers' and Merchants' Biuk of New Berne passed third reading. Bill to incorporate the North Carolina Sla'e Company passed second reading. Bdl to incorporate Jonesboro Lodge So. 127, I.O. O F., passed third read in ET. Bill to incorporate the State Volunteer Firemen's .msoeiation passed third read ing. Bill to incorporate the Phoenix Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 of Washing ton, S. C , passed third reading. Bill to incorporate the Y. M C. A. of Asheville, passed its third reading. Bill to authorize the city of Goldsboro to issue bonds, passed its second read ing. Bdl to incorporate the Asbeville and Thermal Bcdt railway company, passed its second readiDg. Bill to charter the Citizen's Bank of New Berne, passed third reading. Bill to incorporate Bethel Academy in Mecklenburg county, passed third read ing. Bill to prevent the spread of conta geous diseases in schools. Tim bill pr o vides that parents who shall knowingly allow children to attend school when affected by any contageous disease shall be nued. lieterrea to comraur.ee ou xvi .ucation. Bill to amend the charter of Elizabeth City, passed secoud reading. Bill to provide for the payment of the debt of Bjaufort county passed second leading. Bill to authorize Pasquotank county to issue bonds and to levy a special tax to pay its floating debt, passed second reading. Bill to amend chapter 40, section 1, private laws of 1889, relative to Rock iSpring Camp Ground, passed its third reading. Bill for the relief of Samuel P. Austin, of Alexander eounty, placing him in the third class of Confederate pensioners, passed third reading. Bill to amend section 2,755, of the Code relative to entries and grants, mak ing it unlawful to make entry uutil the records shall have been examined. Ap plies to Buncombe, Haywood, Jackson, and Swain counties, passed third read ang. Bill to amend section 1,246 of the Code, relating to deeds where Clerks of Superior Courts are parties. Bill allows Clerks to adjudicate deeds and other pa pers when they have been certified to by a proper officer. Passed third reading Bill to allow Notaries Public out of the State to verify pleadings passed third reading. Bill to incorporate the Mt. Olive K jl way and Lumbar Company passed sec ond reading. Bill to change March term of Ala xnance Superior Court pa sed ihird read ing. Bill to change the name of the Eastern North Carolina Insane Asylum to East ern Hospital passed second rea iing. Bill to ame id chapter 13, section 4, laws of 1889, relative to cot ton weigher for the town of Salisbury passed third leading. Bill to repeal chapter 307, laws cf 1889, relating to the sale of seed cott- n in Bertie county passed third reading. Bill to prohibit non residents from ranging stock in Swain county passed second reading. Bill to incorporate tbe Asheville and Victoria Water Supply Company passed third reading. Bill to authorize Perquimans county to levy a special tax paseed second read ing. Bdl to establish a Geological Survey was made special order for Thursday weefc, tee lutn inst., at is o clock Bill to appoint a cotton weigher for the town of Old Sparta, in Edgecombe onity, passed third reading. Bui to amend chapter 224, laws of 18Stf, by extending time of collecting taxes in Stokes county to 1892, passed third reading. Bill to amend the charter of the town of Marion passed third reading. Bill to incorporate tbe town of Pike ville passed second reading. The President appointed Messrs. Ay cock, T witty and Greene, of Wake, the Senate branch of conference committee on bill to incorporate Baptist Female University. ' Bill for relief of Northam nty. relative xo tax oouecu- third v ' dine. 1 onse resolution or thanks to CoL Saunders for his services in edit e Colonial Records of the State adopted by a rising vote. V res i v B 1 to amend tv;e charter of the En terprise Litnd and Lumber Company, changing name to Batter's Lumber Com panv. passed third reading. Bill to change the manner of electing the mayor of the city of Wilmington. The bill provides that members of the Board of Aldermen or auy other citizen shall be eligible to the office of mayor. Parsed third reading. Senate concurred in House amend ment, to the bill incorporating the town of Waughtown. Bid to extend the time for the regis tration of denti-.ts twelve months passed second redi j r. The bill to incorporate the town of Trinity in Durham county. The town embraces the sixty two and one-half acres owned by Trinity College. The ! ill allows the students in the college to vo'e for town officers, whether they are 21 ye-ir old or i:ot. Tha bill went over. Bill to validate the subscription of cer tain townships ia Riwan county to the Yadkin railroad, and to provide for pay ing bonds and interest thereon. Passed t-euocd rending. On motion of Mr. Aycock tbe Senate adj jumed. HOUSE. Thirtieth Day, Tuesday, Febru ary 10th. House called to order by Speaker Doughton at 10 o'clock. After prayer by Dr. Branson, of Ral eigh, the following bills were intro duced. To allow Hend arson county to levy a special tax; to incorporate the Oxford Coast Line railroad; Mr. Taylor, to au thorize Graham county to perfect the public records; to chaQge the dividing line between Graham aad Macon coun ties; to locate the dividing lino between NoiLh Carolina and Tennessee and the Graham county line; Mr. Suttoo, to in corporate the Fayetteviile Compress and S'orage Company ;Mr. Bryan, of Wayne, to incorporate the Seven Springs Miner al Water and Improvement Company; Mr Morton, relative to the employment, of school teachers by committeemen; 'dr. Peebles, to authoriza Northampton county to levy a tax to pay for the build ing of a jail. The following bills passed third read in?: To incorporate the Spray Water Power and Land company; to validate deeds of probate taken be'ore magis trates.where clerks of court were parties to the conveyance; to cure certain in equalities in the jury lists; to incorpo rate the Enterprise Land and Improve ment company of Cumberland county; to create an additional Justice of the Peace for Asheville town ship, in Buncomoe county; to amend the charter ot New Berne so as to give pow er to suppress disorderly houses and to secure a better observance of the Sab bath; to incorporate town of Ceutre ville, Forsyth county; to amend section 218, of the Code providing for the ser vice of summons; to incorporate White Pjain church, Columbus county; to in corporate Beulah German Reformed churchy Davidson cotfnty; to incorporate Bladeubofo Presbvieriau church: to in corporate the East Carolina Land and Improvement company; to declare va cant the places of such trustees of the University as do not attend four meet ings, to protect the water supply of Goldsboro; to incorporate the Charlotte Literary and Library Association; to a iiftnd sec. 403 of the Code so that a majority of the mrnbRrs of the bir can t a calendar which shall be followed tiy the judge presiding; to incorporate the Caledonia Pottery Uompany; to in corporate the PL'ceuix ertilizr Coin l;.rjy ot Wumington, with 100,U0ucapi tal; declaring Ilowan county under the operation of the Stock Law. The following bill was taolea: 10 encourage mechanical proficiency in the State. The following bills passed second read me: To pay witnesses oerore ioroutrs the same as when oerore Magistrates Bills passed third reading: Amending the charter ot the Atlantic fc western railway, so it can be extended to the Chowan river The Soldiers' Home bill was made the special order for Thursday, and the bill to eive solicitors a salary was made special order for i nday. The Railroad Commission. At noon the bill to create a Railroad Commission was taken np. The bill which passed the senate yesterday was on motion of Mr. Jones substituted lor the House bill. Mr. Pritchard offered a substitute for the bill, which was read. It provided for a commission with advisory powers at $1,500 salary, and was the bill pro posed by the railroads. Mr. Pritchard s-poke at some length in support of his substitute, and begin by saving that there was nothing political in this mens ure. Io parts of the State he admitted there was clamor for a Commission, but during this session not one well-f junded complaint aeiinst the railways had come up. As to the election ot ruag'.s trates there was a difference, and he felt bound to admit this, as he had been whipped ont on that question. He ex nres.-ed his unbelief that the railroads uould control the Legislature or the peo nle. His substitute provided that tbe people should elect the Commissioners It also provided mat me commission - .1 A 1 . ' shidl taka into consideration the cost of railroads. He made a detaiu d statement of. wh railway enterprises had do" and were doing for the western coinues aou ue clared that a cast-iron but would stop this and shut out capital. He offered this as a compromise measuie. The bill would strike down the weak railways chartered since 1868, and not affect the Raleigh and Gaston, the North Carolina and the Wilmington ana weiaon ran wav. He argued that these companies had a right to a nx a maximum rate ana that under the charters this was a mat terof contract between them and the State. Mr. Peebles asked Mr. Pritchard to name a single one m which the bu oreme court had decided this point di rectlv. as he did not wish the conclusion arrived at merely by reasoning from anology. Mr. Pritchard went ou to con tend that a railway commission cnecKea the building of roads. He was glad to see a provision of the bid that no member ot the Legislature should be on tbe com misbion. Mr Jones expressed a belief that Mr. Pritchard had introduced some cheap demagoguery into his speech, and his in timation that this Legislatarel. did not represent the people were without basis He said that every reasonable man would consider the cost of railways &c; In the matter of the right to charge : rates in the case of State vs. Gi maximum Green, from Mississippi, is conclusive. JXo one, save Mr. Pritchard, has ever claimed that the North Carolina railway had rights of this kind. Th attorney of the Wilmington fc Weldon road hai admttel that it did not have the right, ihe people have aid, clearly and conclusively, that they isire a comiunsiou. Members who two -ars ago opposed a commission are not now here; their plaa-s know them co more. The creation of a commission does not check raiiway building. What cap- 'alwts who desire to build a railway ask Lswdl it pay.Taat i- so all over the laud. lie had no deire to abuse the railways. but all know how re'it is the power of the roads and how email is the power of he citizan. ltm bill will eqaal z this by lengthening the arm of the individ ual and shortening that of the railway orporation. ihe committee had con- id; red every question before it. It had adopted maay suggestions made by rail way attorneys. IV .substitute of Mr. 'rkchard he thought a nimsy affair, not of a character to meet the demaods of he people, who havo so p'aioly ?aid they desire a raTe-m,iki: g commission. Mr. Skinner said his views were de cided on this iuea-iur. Lie believed in as full a restraint of corporations as was consistent with the:r chartered rights. but he believed that such rights, where exisfing, should bj held inviolate. It is our duty to protect the rignts of corpo ration and of individual. 1 he rauwavs. he declared, h id been tinned nuch as they i ave sinred He appre- lated the work atid the efforts of rail ways in North Carolina The railways had cheapened rates at points with wa'er acuities, while they had mosl giosrly discriminated agaiuat tbe n tenor towns, and it s to this latter discrimination that tuuch of the clamor and prejudice agaii fct radways is due There has grown up i-i the S ate an es- rangtment between the railways and the people. Trie l ittor oelh ve. thv teed an arbiter to setile ai; mallets id dispute between them and thi rail .vays. Ibey want protec'ion against the encroach ments and the powers of theorp rationr j Unless a commission has active povo t is useless He reviewed fully the his tory of the bill, as prepared, amended and passed by the Senate, and paid the special joint commitfee which had given t such care a very high compliment for its earnestness ai d ii a desire to look at the question from every point of view The Democratic caucus had endorsed the bill. He declared against auy and all amend oients to the bill, and said such would be daggers in the hands of its en emies, lie opposed the amendments oi made by the Senate making the salary the Commissioners two thousand dollars. The s access of the commission de pended upon the men who were made commissioners, lhere was omecaon to the amendment barring from the office members of the Legislature. He was unwilling to put such a proscription upon his fellow-membars. He had not heard of a single member who was a candidate for the office. Mr. Peebles said he desired to thank Mr. Pritchard for his information re garding the Supreme Court decisions as to the right to change maximum rates. He had looked into the cases cited and found they did not refer to the matter iu question at all. He did not believe that the courts would ever carry the Dartmouth College d cision to any such ength. He read reports showicg that in Kentucky, with a commission, rail ways have grown, and declared his posi tive belief that railway interests would prosper in North Carolina under a com mission. It will stop the gobbling of little roads by big ones. He earnestly favored the bill . Mr. Joraes ni"ved the previous question upon Mr. Pri'ehard's ubti'.ute. The ayes and noes were ordered. The sub stitute failed avs 15; noes 81. The following was the vote: Ayes Messrs Anderson. of Hender son; Banner, Bryan, of Wilkes; Cobb, Hediiek, Heidrieks, Newsom, Phillips, of Watauga; Phipps, Pri! chard. Snell, Thompson, Vestal, Watson, of Vauce; Zachary. Ajes, ! Noes Messrs Adams. Alexander, Al ston, Bass, Beck, B nd. Brake, Bridgers, Brinscn, Bryan, of Wayne; Calloway, Chears, Coflidd, Cole, Cowan, Currie, Davis. Dickson, Earnhardt, Edmund- son. Foust, Franck, Gill, Gilmer, Gower, Grier, Hall, of Halifax; Hall, of Orange; Ham, "eery, Hickman, Hill, Holman, Hood, Hopkins, Hudson, Johnson, Joties, Kerr, Kirby, Long, of Columbus; Long, of Warren; Lowery, Mays, MeClure, Mc- (iill, Middleton, Morton, Mnrdock, Nash, Oiiver, Peebles, Perry, Phillips, of Nao; Pickett, Pigford, Prince, Kay, Scott, Skinner, Sorrtll, Srncill, Stroup, Sut ton, Tatom, Taylor, Unchurch, Watston, Watkins, White, Whitfi Id, Wiley, Wil fong, Williams, Wilson, Woollen, Yan cey. Noes, 43. A motion to make 3:30 the hour of ad journment to-day failed 23 to 46. A telegram was read stating that Rep resentative Wood was sick Ar 2 o'clock the Hous adjourned un til 10 a. m. to-morrow. SFNATE. Thirty-first Dav,--Wednesday, Feb. 1 1. The S.-nate was called to order at 11 o'clock by Lieut Gov. Holt, and Wjs led in prayer by Uev. Mr. Bull, of the Sen ate. The journal of Tuesday was ap proved. Petitions. Mr. Walser, a petition from Shilob Academy asking for better public schools that children between the figes of six and sixteen be compelled to a'tend school; that thenumber of school com mitteemen be reduced to one in a dis trict. Bills Introduced. Mr. Williams, to make effective the Department of Emigration. Bill makes an appropriation of $3,000 per year. Mr. King, to amend the charter of the city of Greensboro. Mr. Davis,of Franklin, to allow Frank lin county to levy a special tax; for the relief of H. C. Kearney Sheriff of Frank lin county. Mr. "Wilcox, to amend Chap. 201, laws of 1885. Mr. Speight, to amend the charier of Sparta m Ldgecombe county; to incor porate the N. C. Live Stock Association. Mr. Stanford, to allow the free pas sage of hsb in Yadkin river and its inb ntai ies. Mr. Bishop, to amend the Code so as to prohibit the running of trains on Sun day, except through trains on main lines, and to define what is' meant by Snnday in this bill. Mr. White, for file relief of Richard Watts, of Wilkes county. Mr. Allen, of Granville, to amend Sec. 677 of the Code; a bill supplemental to an act creating Salem township in, Gran ville eounty. V "' :-. Mr. Freeman, to prohibit'-the taking Of more than the legal Tate of interest. Calendar. Bill to amend the charter of Southern piues passed its third reading. Bill authonzing the city of Goldsboro to issue bonds passed third reading. Bill for the collection and apportion ment of certain railroad taxes in Rowan county passed third reading. Bill to amend the charter of Eli.abeth City parsed third reading. Bid to provide for the payment of tbe iadebtedness of Beaufort c junty passed third reading. Bill to incorporate the Mount Olive Railway and Lumber Company passed third reading. Bid to prohibit non-residents from ranging stock in the county of Swam pa'sed third readiDg. Bill to aliow Perquimans county to levy a special tax pitted th'rd reading Bill t allow Pa8quota-ik county m i-sae binds and levy a sH-c;ul tax passrd third reading. I'il! to incorporate the rovn of Pike i!'e pa.-sed third readu.g. 1 BJi io incorporate the We-'orii Nr rth ! Cro!ii I -.provemcnt Company. R c.mruit't-'i. Bill to incorporate the ILsra-er F-ibr;c Company. ii"cmmitted. House amendmeuts to bid iucorpor-i :ir g the Ci'iz-us' Bank of Wiustou wer concurred in. Bill to incorporate the Commercial ."Vearity Co. of Ureenso ro. :Jr. Acjek offered lo amend so that ihe company cannot hve au office ou?.id. ?f the St te. Ad p'ed. The biil atue-udd pawsed j-cco :d reading Bill to asOHQd the t.oie in rrYivm-e ;o ebdm-5 oeo. , aain-tf oo a tit itd aad ti;ane committee-!, pass at i third read ing. Bill to ineot porate the N C. Slate Company, amended and passed third rend, tig Bili o timi 1 section 1946 of the le, t'comtui'ted. Bll to ari.ead the laws of 1H79 r-iati u 'o Ceutre Chorea in Iredell ct uwy parsed third reading. l:d 'o regu ae fishirig in Arannas Creek in Camden county, parsed third reading Bdl to amend the charter of the city of Ilaleigu, pas-e.i its second reading. sill to incorporate fcrlobe Academy in Caldwell county, passed its third read ing. Bill to incorporate Mebme Academy in Alamance county pasaed third read ing Bill to abolish the March term of Co lumbus Superior Court passed thud reading. Bill to amend chapter 125, laws of 1889, relative to the charter ct the Salis bury Gas Company passed third read ing. Bill to amend the charter of the Win ston Water Company passed third read mg. Bill to incorporate the Sparta Insti tute, passed third reading. Bill to diepese of the unclaimed dead bodies of convicts. Bill provide that such bodies may be placed in the hands of the medical institutions of the S ate Bill passed third reading. House amendments to bill inccrpo raticg Spray Water Power Company were conour.ed in. On motion of Mr. Morgan the Sanate adjourned. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thirty-first Day---Wednesday, Feb ruary 11th The House was called to order by Speaker Doughton. Rev. Mr. Perry, member from Chat l am, offared prayer. A favorable report was made on Mr Alexander's bill to in crease the public school tax from 12 1 2 o 16 2 3 cents on the $100 valuation Mr Bryan, of Wayne introduced a resolution providing for righr sessions, beginning on the 13th. Tlds, amended by making the date the 14:.b, wa adopted. Bdis were introduced as fo 1 jws : Mr Badgers, in relation to ttio public schools, first district Edgecombe county , and to prevent obstructions in Town creek, Edgecombe couu'y; Mr Johnston, to change the voting place m Grady township, Pender county; Mr Picket to provide compensation tor Robert Lewis, a disabled soldier; Mr. Hickmio to reg ulate the fence and stock law io Pander county; Mr. Edmundson, to repeal tbe act incorporating the town of Ruth; Wr Watkins, to incorporate Wadeville Academy; Mr Stanciil, to amend the charter of the bank of Henderson and to incorporate the Burgwyn Bros com pany; Mr. Sutton, to amend the laws rel ative to Fayette qille; Mr. Reid to incorporate the town of Kenilworth. Bancomba county, to amend the acts relative to the Asheville public schools, to incorporate the Mill Point and Ashe till street railway and to repeal the charter of the BuDcombe turnpike com pa' y; Mr. Morton, to incorporate the New York and Wilmington Land, Im provetneat and Bauking company; Mr. Jone to authorize ex-Sheriff Rogers of Wake to collect back taxes; Mr; Burke, to amend the charter of Tatbro. Mr. Hood, to regulate the employment of women and mioor chddren under 16 in factories and to regulate elections by providing for a secret ballot; Mr Denny to ch-inge the times of holding courts in the 9.h district; Mr. Phipps, for relief of certain physicians; Mr. Brinson, to amend Sec. 46 of the Code; Mr Pritch ard, to furnish convicis to complete the Madison turnpike; Mr. Newsom, to au thorize Stokes to levy a special tax; Mr Hendricks to incorporate Mocksvii e Academy; Mr. Liwry, to validate ac knowledgments of deeds in Buncombe, to authorize the establishment of homes for indigent children and regulate the management of the same.to incorporate Mountain Dale Academy, Buncombe county. A bill for the relief of J. V. Burke Clerk of Haywood county passed. Petitions were presented as follows: Mr. Alexander, memorial from the Farmers' Alliance of Tyrrell, asking; that no greater rate of interest than 6 per cent, be allowed. (This petition was read by the Clerk.) Mr. Upohurch, to repeal the acts in corporating the town cf Garner. Mr Brinson, from citizens of Pamlico in regard to dredging for oysters Mr. Hall, of Halifax, from ciizen3 of Littleton, relative to the teaching of physiology, and hygiene in tbe public schools. . '-' ' ? Mr. Bryan, of Wilfced, jfrola fitie4is of w uses regarding me new county ot .1 kin. Mr. Johnston, asking tne, incorpora tion of Moore's Creek colored Baptist church, Pender county. Mr. Beck., lor and against incorporat ing H.olioway'8 Missionary. . Baptist church, Davidson county. ;' Mr. Long, asking the appointment of a cotton weigher at Liittleton: asking .re peal of merchants' tax and repeal of pro hibition at Vauenan. i Mr. Hood, agaiD j lie proposed amenameni oi inecnas, xisnanotie. Mr. Lowe, to prohibit the aale of liquor within three mile of Bcrea ar.d Yates' Baptist churches, Durham county. Mr. Oliver, from Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Robeson county for prohibition in the county. Mr Hickman, for the rvgulat on of the fences in Brunswick Mr. Douchton, from citizens of Vance county against the sale of liquor near Brookstowu. Mr. Murdock, asking that sale and roanufacture of liquor m school d strict Mo 3, Akxander county, ADd to incor pirate the Baptist church at Taylors viile. Mr. Phtppu, from Ashe county com mirsioncrs, in regard to sale of I quor; and :hkirg th" app-in'm-nt of Mr. W. J. Ro-i-rr-, ). E P'ni-.ing'on und it-orgj Lt.o. -r-fi H raiftr i'h in AU Mr. '..bu, r. ch.Mige the c r orate i.u.O.s ;.' 0iorp:.v-. Mr. H ory, fo ins-ru-;' iou in r-bysi-''.oy a;..) hygiene :u pnb'.c eh.oK Tie it nil way omniissiou - ft!1 bdl to create a railw y commit -iOu as taken up as the unfinished bus ii es-. Mr Sutton offered as a substi "ute the bill which iu lSU parsed the Ho us-i. Mr. Ray offered an amendment to t!tn sub-tiiute, making the sasary $3,u0 instead of $2,500, and also aui'.nrliQg section 17 Mi. Ray Siid the fit raers demanded a Ii a ro i 1 Cocmifcoion bdl, but aot such i ti l a the one which was taken np yeHtoiday. Ilo ceclarod that the bill vas an ourrago. For oce provision in ho bill he would never vote, and that as the provision that rates should be made-and the cist of construction need ot b taken into account Hj s-vd there was an evident de'errnination ti pass th:s b 11, and asserted tho.t it would stop radway building in the w -t. He at tacked Mr. Skinner's position that no amendmeuts should be maoa to the bill. Mr. Skiutier had acknowledged that the bill couid be so amended as to save thousands of dollars yearly, and yet in the same breath said that he would nor cross a "t" or dot an "l" in the original b 11. This is the most astoaishing declar ation I ever heard fall from the lips of mortal man. Mr. Ray said that as long as an amendment was reeded he stood ready to take the responsibility, for one, to help amend it so that it would not stop the development of the west and at the same time answer all the demands of the people for a just and fair Railroad Commissiou. Ha asserted that matters not relative to a commission were in the bill. His amendment was also to strike out Sec. 17. He desired a R til way Commission bill. None of the caucus; s. he declared, c uld agree on the bill. The bi 1 offered by Mr. Sutton as a substitute was passed by the House in 18S9 and the railways defeated it in the Senate. He earnestly favored the substitute. Mr. Alexander said his county had no roilwaj, and he did not care if it never had one. His people were always glad to come to the aid of the people of tbe State. Hu declared that the railways were oppressing the State. He said the Alliance meant to do no man an injus tice, and is here to tay, not only at this session, but hereafter, not tj do wrong, (13 Mr. Ray had intimated) but to do right. He said there were features in the origninal bill to which he objected, bat if everyone tried to get in amend ments the bill would never pass. Ibi was going to vote for that bill, for all e-anuot be suited. Mr. Morton referred to the importance f the bid now about to he passed. He declared his pre ferer.ee for the bu!sU fe.te- He s-aid b : atteaded no caucus on the bill b-cau-e he saw that, a radi cal bill was being prepared and he did iiot wish to be thus committed. New Hanover county had for years expressed a dtsire f i r a Commission. e also favored a Commission, but hot one ith iron-cl.td powers. He said that bout 90 members were pledged to vote for the t'ommirsion bill; tha' is h had s een it so stated. Mr. Perry s-ii he thoaght this a reflection on tbe House Mr Morton t-aid he meaut no reflection He had merely seen the statement. Some members were certainly pledged to so vote. The sort of bill needed is not one which will cripple industries. Mr. Grier thought the minds of the members were made np and expressed the hope that the chairman of the com mittee would call the previous question. Mr. Long said unless the amendments were voted down the bill could not pass. He declared plainly against amendments and substitutes. It is impossible to frame a bill to suit every member of the Legislature. The people demand the passage of the bill. He c :l;ed on the members to vote down everything save the original bill. Mr. Jones called the previous queion on the substitute and it was ordered. The amendments of Mr Ray were lost The House voted ou Mr Sutton's sub stitute. The ayes and noes were de manded. The substitute was lost; ayes 16, noes 87. The original bill waa then taken op. Mr. Morton offered a number of amendments. Mr. Jones asked that the bill be taken up by sections. This the House voted to do. Mr. Hendricks offered an amendment providing that one of the commissioners shall be of a different political party. He attacked the iron clad bill, saying that it would defeat the Democratic party if it were passed with the three commissioners from one political party Mr. Vestal offered an amendment pro viding for toe election of the commis sioners by the people. Mr. Brinson said there was nothing in the bill of a political or partisan charac ter and becce he opposed Mr. Hen dricks amendment as improper and out of place. Mr. Brinson said there was too much dilatory action. The House, however, intended to vote for the bill just as it came from the Senate, without a single amendment. Later, any desired changes would be made in a supplemental bill. Mr. Lowery said be favored, as a mat- tor of righr, justice and policy, the amendment placing a Republican on the commission. Mr. Wiiliams said there was nothing in the bili prohibiting tbe placing of a Republican on the com mis- !:"Hv - - ' jur. Hendricks' amendment aa-tnth composition Of, xpe oommistion was thru lost ayes 29; noes 88. The same fate attended the amendment pla&dg tue election of the commissioners -in "the hands of the people, the vote being ayes 19; noes 77. V 'v Mr. Jones offered an amendment to the first section; striking tbewnate "amendmeat which prcr$i led that no mem; berof the Legislature shu I be eligible. The House committee, he Maid, had about five amendments which it wished to offer, and tha would Diiuigthen the n tbe bill, tbe $cat Mr. Ztchary wanted railroad men treated as citiz-na. They have as ma:h right to be considered nv ;any man who brings prejudice within this ball ia un worthy to ba a member. There n a dif fertcce cf opinion betwe-n citizen and rail roads. What the prima facie rr qui site of a Gcuimisiouer i This bill ia to make discntuinat ioua, aud prevent a man who is a hundredth ouatu to a rail road attorney fnm teocg a Commis sioner. The members swore to ouact laws of eq'ia' jnstice to all, and if they vote for this bid !b-y will not be doing it. TalkabO'it gs Jaw. IVople protested Bijainst it in November m'hI yet here is a i-'VV-'of gag la in North Carolina. Why not d-aw your p-r din and go h o.' i you tire going to let the Com -n tt --s run the Le'tsKt. u f Lt every nieudint-nt stand or fall oa its merits. Mr. Hendricks did not want to ex tlu te mem'ersof the General Asemb!y. It st-ems to apply that something is rot ten in Denmark. Mr. Perry had convictions of his own. but ho also had a high opinion of the Committee. I advocate tha bill and the amendments proposed by tbe com mittee, but he did not believe that any members ought to be disfranchised. This was no new measure. Everybody expected a Commission, and it could not be said that we have created offices, liet every man be a freeman and not bar any from holding office. I do Dot believe that any member here is a can didate for Commissioner. Capt. Peebles thought that Sec. 25 ought to be amended. It would carry the Commissioners all over the State and would not give the needed relief to those losing stock. He didn't like mak ing a member of tbe General Assembly iuelligib'.e. I have a little stock in tbe it. & G railroad company, and am in eligible, and I can oppose iho precedent without supposition that 1 want the place. I would not take it. U sai i that this disqualification proposed wen not constitutional and put r.u selves in a bad light before th voil l. Th man who charges that this Leisl iture enacts a law to provide offices for self, does it with malice aforethought Not a mem ber here is a candidate, but if we think a member is competent, let us have him. For years, through the influence of rail roads and the lobbyists, tne demand of the people could not be heard. This legislature is different this year. We are here to comply with the demand of the people to creaie a Commission, and cannot be deterred from voting for the bill. Mr Peebles spoke in favor of the amendment and called the previous question upon it. The amendment was lost, by a vote of ayes 43, noes 56. Explaining their Votes. Mr Alston said : If th re is any mem ber of this house or of the Senate who is a candidate for Railroad Commission er I am not aware of it, but, sir, I hope and believe that every member of this assembly will so conduct himself in the future, as he has in the past, that no sus picion shad rest npon him; and, sir. be lieving in the broad principles embodiod iu the Democratic platform and in the hearts of all true men, "equal rights to all and special privileges to none," I am unwilling to place tbe members of this house along with criminals uuder th laws of North Carolina, and Bay they shall not be eligible to this or any other office. I t bet el ore vote aye. Mr Brinson said be opposed all amendments because be wanted to pass the bdl as it came from toe committee, i'hat was the only sure wa', as he saw it, lo . cure au early passage of the bill. Mr Hay paid that in order to divest this L'?gis'afnre of any suspicion of mak ii;g liices for themselves, this amend ment ought to p-,ss. The bill ought to ho amended. The iron clad rules cf the Railroad Commission Committee tnat no amendments should be adopted ought to be changed. The bill is agiiDst the material interest of the State. If properly amended, I will vote for this bid But it sadly Deeds amendment. This amendment is consti tutional. He said that men's motives had been impugned. Mr. Peebles aked if he didn't know that every enemy of the bill stood with him on this amend ment. Mr. Ray desired to say that the Senate passed this amendment, and asked, "Are all members of the Senate, who vote for this amend treat, against the commission?" I vote for this amend ment to see if the ardor of certain advo cates of the bill would continue if ineli gible to office. Mr. Skinner favored the original bill, but be opposed the amendments to make members of the General Assembly ineli gib!e and to reduce the salary. He woa'd never sanction a bill to proscribe members of the House. He would not accept the position. Mr. Alexauder.thtre are features in this bill that I object to, I do not believe this bill ia what it should be, bnt if we all vote against the bill because of some ob jectionable ieatuers in the b 11, we would fail to pass any bill. North Caro lina is infavor of a rail road Commis ? ion so am I, therefore I shall vote for this bill. Section 1 was then adopted as it came from the Senate. Section 2, fixing the salary's of Com missions at f 2,000, was adopted without amendment or debate; as was also sec tion 3. forbidding over-charges; and Sec. 4, forbidding unjuBt discriminations. Mr. Jones offered the following amend ment to Section 5. Amend Section 5, line, by striking out the words "tmay , if they see' fit," and insert in lien . thereof tbe words "shall, untess such railroad company or com panies shall fail to finish the needed in formation." t Add at the end. of Section 5 "and maj make or cause; to be punished by the sev eral roads joint "through rates" upon the roads of tbe State. Mr. Morton offered as an amendment a new" sectirjrf as follows : Amend-hy striking out section 5 and snrtstitnte tnefollowing: T'lat the sai l commissioners appointed as hereinaf uer provided eha'.l receive all complaints made by any person, corpo--rari in or set of men doing business in tbi- State for any unjust discrimination or extor'ion practiced by any railroad compauy in the State, and when said complaint has been lodged with said commijfaiaijer .that they shall investi gate be matter thoroughly, and if, in t their judgment, suctr unjust discrimina tion or extortion - has been practiced, they shall notify the said railroad or railroads that the complaint is just and proper; and fhouljd the railroad com pany or companies refuse to remedy such complaint, that -the said commis sioners shall bring suit against said rail road company in any of the courts of till. He believed that whe thua amended, went b.ck would concur. the Sut hvir..r ju reliction thtvia; nod if found cailiy of vioUhug lion 3 and 4 ct tai acl. tbry shall ufTt r too penalties provide! therein. Daring altaot tho rntira unuion to day, Mr. Sutiou b iu the chair. .nh;ht sfhsio. Houe a called to order br StkCkor Doughtoiu Mr. Jones Kdievt! that the few amend menu oOVrad by the ootuin Uo caght to t adopted, aud md an pat- neM pica for bu amendment, and for a wide aud jut bill. Mr. Morton adrooaUtd hm amoud- racat to 8tc 5, and hrHHi thoclo-ur rule would not be adeptod. Tbw rotat has no right to apjxMtH any mt of men to coutrol hut property. Ihf Mate can only f"e that the citizen arw not iriariai by the cxruomtiona. My amendment provide that the three Commissioners ahall tod lt twen the tropin and tbe Comraissiom r nd comrel equity and justice. The Conimis.Monen will light our griovan-ic with corporations. A citizen unaid.-d cannot cope- with railrodw. Ljt u hvo the CommisHioners, as arbiters, bt.t tu.t give them power to control a tmtn'i indi vidual property, I would neve r oppress any people or flat, of pop!o. 1 am a Iriend of a comuiic'ion. but I do not want to any ci'izt-n bamperwd. We have numerous new railroad but if you take the control and management from the company, you will impair thrir prosperity and injure them. I want to see many roads here aud to gtr e-vary encouragement to secure roads I would as socn vote for a bill to coutrol any fac tory or mill as fortius bill. Tbere'ia no difference between them. Mr. Mortou's amendment was lost. Vr. Coflield offered an amendment providing thai pothing in this bdl nhould prevent railroads . from extending the u-ual courtesies to Sta!e ofliciata. While there haa Ixten some oomp.S.iuta of the free pas system, I do uot bcheV 't has warped judgment. These oourteaidr; TV given merely as courteaiea, and to take pasots from judges is to intn nothing more nor less than taking fl,0H) out of the State Treasury to pay the eierims of judges. We are not able to do t his. Mr. Sutf on favored the atneudinent The hardship of having to pay travel ling expenses would fall npon the judges. We ought to pay these expenses ii we do not allow them to accept passes. Mr. Jones opposed tiie amendment. Mr. Co hi eld demanded the ayes and noes. Amendment was lost by a vote cf o to i,K Mr. Alexander did not think it right for officials to ride on free passes. Mr. urinaon took the same view. Mr. Mann said he had never used a free pass, but rather than throw a stigma upon rhose who had, he wculd vote ay. Section C adopted. Mr. Morton offered an amendment to Section 7, and said be d'd that so that the right of appeal coaid never be abridged. He did not want anything put iu the way of an appeal. Lost. Mr. Zachary offered an amendment to line 32, section 7. It was to secure, ho said, au appeal to railroads on questions affecting a substantial right. LoaL Sec tion 7 adopted. Mr. Morton offered to amend section 8 by sti iking it all out. He said ho wanted to warn the members and say that it was a most dangerous right to allow three men to examine private books and papers of any individual or corporat ion. Mr. Jones replied and said if this sec tion is stricken out the Commissioners cannot enforce this bill. This section is found in the Massachusetts law. and is a wise one. Amendment lost, and sec tion 8 adopted. Section 10 adopted. Section 11 unanimously adopted. Section 12 adopted. Section 13 adopted. Section 14 adopted. Section 15 adopted. Section 16 adopted. Section 17 ad pted. Mr. Henry moved to strikeout Section 18, and said that it would prevent tbe railroad.3 from making 6 per cent. Capt. Peebles replied and said that such was not the purpose, but it was desired to do fair and impartial justice. We do not expect to get pick-pockets and thieves as Commissioners. Mr. Sutton advocatd tbe amendment. Capt. Pee bles said that when tbe Legislature sought to prevent discriminations, the railroads slipped in an ame'idment to nullify it. If the railroads will show the facts, tbe Commissioners will Dot com pel them to make less than G per cent. The amendment was lost, and Section 18 was adopted. Section 19 was adopted. Mr. Henry moved to strike ont section 20 Mr. Zachary protested against swal lowing the bill without considera'ioD. 1 fear this bdl will give opportunities to strong corporations to hurt tbe weak. We may have had Commissioners, and they may bankrupt the poor railroads. Mr. Denny, of Surry, was instructed for a Railroad Commission. It seems fashionable to vote down amendments. I can't, with a good conscience, vote for it with Section 20 in, and if you have any feelings for me, strike it out. Capt. Peebles said that it was neces sary to compel r ad roads to provide good accommodations aud have good depots. This section compels better accommo dations, and also prevents the removal of depots because the people would not give them land. (Joyners in Wilson county was such a station.) A Lille Spat. Mr. Morton said this was dangerous power to give any men, and that some members of tbe Legislature had said they would bora bridges and tear np roads. Upon being asked who had said such things, be said that Mr. Jones and Capt. Peebles bad spoken to that effect. Mr. Jones replied that he had made no such statements; that be was opposed to Ihe charter of the Petersburg railroad as long as they had connection with tbe W. & W. railroad, bnt that he bad made no euch incendiary statements. He added that this section is found in the Maisa schu setts law. A little angry colloquy followed between bim and Mr. Morton, and the Speaker had to rap with bis ga vel for, order. He bsd stated that be wanted corpora iens to -pay taxes, and be never said be would burn down bridges. Amendment lost and section 20 adopted. Mr. Vestal moved to strike oat Sec tion 21. Section adopted Section 22 adopted. Mr. Cole (col ) moved to amend Section 2-i by providing that no discrim inations oe allowed as to race. Mi Watson (col.)-of Vance county rose to a Doint of order, ana moved to lay the amendmenton the table. Point of order not well taken. TVfr cVje aaid ha-nsoallT boUsrht a first class ticket and rode in a second class car because he preferecLHe opposed doubling cars aro! naul it would gvo tt ra 1 tvai lota of trouble. O-pl. PerUea esd that niefltie eo!ori rxvpK' ruhed in find el cr aad would 'at gtre ihem np. The R. 1 Coraiuii-AJoeer nood not roj'.itr iwp rata or for .ch rj on ma I rvd. It U I. ft rptli mi with tha tV mm. v4v ti er, i he t ;vuw mil rnl U ;rvt, Mr. IUt laored Uiivti!ni Wi-m N. C rd, and be id that f iuawaaj) IU olt'.er h!kii: it aj but ill ln m lion. Tin r :vtry coLttl pic Is. Sti.n'4 h pt.l. Mr J. Hit Mm f.'iaartl n aiumd mcut f.r tlwt eomsnilU. Tl i prvuda in u liwj .( attU liy r.viir.-ad, tbo prH;f mat t-o tnidt in permit) or by an alu.iriry, and tt.nl tin. radro.t.i id.-!l py Cm e tu.iec Um' uo f the t-attl. Caj t. IV, blrs fttorrd lht mul nil 'c au argiKDeut t r it Mr. Mi'loii unol to amriid by n'.r W itig out ixtitu ami at;uttl iti it fartr. Mr. Ray id it unfair and utiiuot to havo U t. in dura t mrii ti il)i cot; t "ions itipilKtuti. Il bdtrtly d elate I thai umli innituattona as tb-- ri not right. 1 uiu a iir.uh in fartr f the jt 1 a.i i'spt. I'wlii, who ha at oOtNt tli rln--l luttt a gteat ft lend tif th'ptpU. Our fvilks aut a lir noiii- llilft'lnli Capt. PetdtU-ji saitt that hohadtteW-r inciuut d anything corrupt In Iho ae tiou of the geiilii men ttsinut atom inishitin. Kvr)Ud) - vn RxUrosd attorneys-are cow in fator tf the Coui misMo:. Mr. Kay tleniatitbd the ayes and noes on the amend men u tho bdl. Pa-vcd ti:f tt Mr. Sutttitl's aiiH-tidment was defeatet. Sections 2d, -'7 atitl 'JS were adoj tv. Mr. N'tvtlal tuovt-d to amend sect ion 'Jrl so that the CoinuaiaMonr-rs should r ceive Jt,0'0 instead of 12,(100. I-mt. Mr. Heury muvtil th vt exiHtiwH l-o limited to thtM "ai l intlly iii-einnry. " Ixwt. Section adtpttl Mr. hvltUMt ninvt-il In itmin.l n.'tiiin 0 by giiarantet Ing the railroads th ight t aj'ta-al when uotproidd lir tn ru he bill. Mr. Joncn (taid "thaw'.l was" in" n'ce ary, and bt.pt tl it wutdlo votxl down. 4k.k . " v.pi. l eiies lavored siiit-iidmt lit. Itll the HVfM atltl iKH-it. Mr Htitu.'. U amendment wan adopted by a vuto ot 88 to 4. Mr. Hrvati. of WllLn ral.,.1 by moving that a maioritv nf th nm. missioners la whiter men. Section 30 adopted. Mr. Jones moved that Commissioners shall investigate accidents on rat I reads; aud that when rorjHiratioiis or permms liavo controversies and de-sire it, the Commissioners shall act as arbitrates. Amendments ado)tel. Mr Zachary moved to amend so that the act go into operation next October Ntid not April, atd that the pyple vt.te t-u 1st Thursday In Auguct "For lUilroad Commission," and Against ludroml Commission," and Oitiirnission shall not go Into (fleet unless a majority favor It. Mr. .uchorv mud ihiM ui4 I ! only way to get at tho will of th. H.op!.,. Holh amt-ndinttntrt urn l.i lli.i Other see-tiotJB were atloptixj, nud tint t : 1 1 a oiu p.ifHeti sceon.l reading. Mr. Hendricks, to amend title so as to read "To prevent tho building of rail roads." The Chair ruled it out of or der. Mr. Vestal, to ttav Sl.r00 an'iirv. Lost. Mr. Ixwery, to amend Met ion I. UmL I'non its third roadimr Mr Join- An. manded the avus and iioi-, and thu liill piu-Htvl by the following vote-: a.. ft a a . . AVKH-aeivm. Aoaius, Ai-x!idi-r, Al ston, liass. Heck, I ted I. Hiddix, llrake, Hridgers, Hrinson, Bryan of Wayne, Ilu chanan, Calloway, Coflield, Cole, Cowati, Cox, Currie. Davis, Denny td (luilf rd. inny of rlurry, Ihekson, Earnhardt, Kdmundaon. Kiiwnr, t-'.ni.l I'mli (.ill, (iliner, (lower, drier, Hall of Hali fax, Ham, Henry. Hickman, Hill, Hol man, Uood, Hopkins, Johnson, Jone. Kearns, Kerr, Kirby. Line-back, f Ang of Columbus, Ixng of Warren, lowe. Iw rey, Mann, Mayes, Met H ure, Mcdill. Lf. tt. 1 l . i ... .. aiiuuie&ou, oiuriiocK, ."Sasli, liner, I blea. I'errv. I'hilitm of N..h I'n Li lt Pigford, Prince, Itay. KimmI, hoott, rikin ner. Sorrel I. Ktancill. Stroiin. Tatorn Taylor, Upohurch, Ve-Mal, WaUtou, Watkins, Watson of I tobttmifl. White, Whitfield, Wiley. Wilfong. Williams, Wilson, WfxlUin, Yancey V KoKM -Mnmr I'.rvnn nf W il L.-x -l.r. man, Cbapiell, Cobb, llwlruk, Hen dr.cks, Moitoti, Phillips of Watauga, Philips. Pritchard. Snell. huttou. Wat- sou of Vance, Zachary 14. Thirt r-r;ontl l liijr.iJ.t ) , f, ,. iiinr I'l Ii. The Sciito was railed to order by Lieutenant dove-rrior Holt. The journal of Wednesday was approved. Petition. Mr. Allen of (iranville, to prohibit sale of liq-ior within two miles of Adoniram Lodge, A. F. At A. M. Mr. Odman, to make Nitie Mile Crc-k, in Onslow county, a navigabln stream. Mr. King, from citizens of dudioid, asking that Physiological Tenita-ratiO be taught in our public schoiU; from citizens of dreeoe township to Bpjxint David (Joble a Justice of the iVac.i. Mr. IJelamy, against the s.leof liquor within two miles of Navaasa uano com pany's factory, in liruuswick county. Hill Introduced. Mr. Hull, to incorporate the Haltiraore Silver, Mining and Smelting Company. Mr. Hfbtoo, to amend section 1,012 of the Code, relating to gambling; to amend section 1,2J" of the Cexle. Mr. Allen, of Oranville, to prohibit the sale of liquor within three iu,'.. h ot Adoniram Lodge, No. 1 i'J, A. V. and A M. Mr. Biishon, to provide for a Public Printer. Kill providoa that be shall be elected by tbe people, and bis salary shall be $1,000. Mr. liellamy, to amend section of the Code; to amend scctious 1,789 and 1791 of tbe Cole; to amend chapter 21, private laws of 18S7; to enable the Wilmington Light Infantry to bum bonds. Mr. Butler, to require railroad to re deem unused ticket; for the relief of J. R. Boeman, Treasurer of Sampaon coun ty; for tbe protection of deer. Mr. Freeman, to amend chapter 1 SV . laws of 1 88". Mr. Bowers, to establish a new county to be called Bill Saunders, composed of parts of Halifax, Warren and Northamp ton. Mr. Gilman, to amend Section of the Code. Mr. IM''uv ' protect persons in su' d f. u ii.fh-;i. Insurance Cooupi ni - ilr. Kii.g. o i .tyirrorate the building tnd'L''' C'o.;'' f dreeosboro. OuMIM'lli VS 8W.ND M0X.J 1. ff V r- - i ' . . s '.. ''lev'- m I