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Catawba journal. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1824-1828, July 03, 1827, Image 3

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improvement, as It willhe cxhihhovi in lidsioii ihe present week, where, no (ioubt, a full account of it will be given— hut will merely add, that friction i^ ob viated at the axles, by means of fqiir ad ditional wheels, which operate as rollers oti the ground axle—the friciion wheels move once round, only, in going a quar ter of a mile. We have seen this invention in opera tion, and fully believe that it will place Hail Hoads on a jground where Canals can no longer come in competition wiih tjien) as Kail Koads may be made with a suc cession of levels as well as Canals. We conceive this to be one of the most important improvements ever invented, and, we think it is not too much to say, will eventually supply the place of Steam, on level roadsy in all countries ; as the ex pense of this Railway Carriage is, com paratively, very small.— Neu'ly invented LifePrescr^jer.—At I! o’clock this morning we stept on board the steam-boat McDonough, Capt. Bee- bec, to see a man thrown oter-board furnished with a Life-Preserver, lately constructed by Dr. John L. Comstock, jn experienced Chemist, of Hanford. The experiment was completely success ful. This man remained in the water half an hour, and lay still upon the sur face, or swam, or floated, at his pleasure. The apparatus is very simple, consisting merely of a canvass bag, about five feel long, and when filled, of as many inches diameter. In the centre of this a brass cock is inserted, with a screw stopper, and a’.J a person would have to do in case of a disaster at sea either on board of a ship or steam boat would be to lash the bag around his waist, apply his mouth to the cock, and blow it lull of air. By this means he can keep himself above, water as long as he can survive without being chilled to death ; and passengers in a steam boat thus provided, could in I ase of fire at sea, or other accident, throw themselves over-board, and be towrd by the small boat in shools, to land—or if upon a lee shore they would be drifted to land. The canvass of which the bag is made, is double, and rendered perfectly water and 'air light, by means uf a solution of India Rubber, spread like a glue between the cloth, and which ad heres with immovable tenacity.—The same process applied to ladies’ prunella shoes will render them water tight till worn through, while the cloth is as soft, flexible and pliable as ever. We saw a pair of pantaloons, made of cloth prepar ed in this way, which, after being in the water along time, were as dry inside as ever. N. N. Cum. Jldv. The accounts, says the National Jour nal, published in the Telegraph of the expressions of opinion at various militia musiers in the West, with respect to the nex' President, are pronounced by the iMMMklin Commentator to be “ a vile de ception;” the meetings being exclusively Jacksonian, and consequently, the friends of Mr. Adams being absent. There was a meeting held at Perryville, “where (savs the Danville Olive Branch) three or four hundred of our most respectable r.itiiens had asscmbed j not, hov/ever, for the purpose of pledging themselves to vote for Gen. Jackson as next President — but for the laudable purpose of muster ing.” At this meeting a set of Jackson resolutions was got up, and “muttered” in such a low tone, that many could not tell what they were. The Editor then .^oes on to say, “ However, after the Secretary had finished ♦he pantomime, the friends of Jackson were re quested to pass along a straight line, whcrje thry were to be numbered by the Count Mas ter Generals ; and out of’ between three ami four hundred citi/eiis of the cuuiitv, Hboui thirty were found to pledge themselves thus publicly to vote for the General, and disajjprove the Jtresent Administration. “ An opportunity was now given the friends rf the Administration to vote ; but, as miffht be expected, with a loud roice it as proclaimed tliut jdl who hiKl stood still, refusing- to swear allegiance to the csuse of Jackson, were friends '.if the Administration: to which we heard not a dissenting voice from the silent multitude, 'riiis is what unv ftenj partisans and resolution- 'nuikem term ‘a meeting friendly to the eleva tion ofUcn. Jackson to the I’resiilcncy.” The Easton Gazette, remarking upon the charges contained in the Address of the Jackson Convention of Maryland, a- gainst Mr. Adams, suys : “ W’e have neither room nor time to go into ati I'xamination of these points— 've can only slate them to be somewhat as follows, viz. That a Constitutional «'lection of a President is an outrage upon th« People—that instructions are despo tically supreme—that the present Presi dent of the United States must be held accountable for what they are pleased to :all a bad and defective part of the Con stitution—and he should be turned out hccause he has not had that part of the Constitution altered which has existed under every President since the com- niencement of our Government,” At a public dinner given lately in Ken- ‘Ucky, to Mr. Claike, who, it will be re- Jnembered, in the controversy between ''Ir. Metcalf and .Mr. M’Duflie, the ^^fiend oT Mr. Melcall'c, we find the fol lowing sig.'^ihcant toast among ihe regu lar ones: 13. Ceot^^e M’Dufiie,—gf his ivc him a re;i I CHARXOTTXS: TUESfiAY, .lULY ;V, IKJ”. CONGRESSIONAL ELLCTION. We arc authorised to announce Dr. SAMrtt HKNDEKsoir as a candidate to repaescnt this District in the next Congress. The anniversary of Saint John the Baptist was celebrated in this place by Phalanx Lodge No. 31, on Monday, the 25th ult. The members and visiting brethren assembled at the Lodge Room at 10 o’clock, A. M.j and at half past 11, proceeded, in procession, to the Presby terian Meeting-House, where an excel lent discourse was delivered by the Rev. R. H. Morrison, preceded by a fervent and approprivite prayer byihe Rev. T. Cottrell. After the exercises at the church were concluded, the brethren re turned in procession to the Lodge, and thence repaired to the house of brother R. I. Dinkins and partook of the refresh ments provided for them. They then separated, with the pleasing reflection, that.not a single incident had occurred during the day to leave even a momen tary cause for regret. The number of bales of cotton sent from Fayetteville the past season, is 19,, 810j and several thousand bales are yet in the warehouses in that place. This shows an increase of several thousand bales over any previous year. We are glad to see this evidence of the increas. ing trade of Fayetteville; and we trust the period is not remote when it will take that rank among the commercial towns of the country, vvhich its local advanta ges entitle it to, and receivc the princi pal portion of that trade which has hi'.h- ei to gone into other slates to add to their wealih and swell the amount of their exports. A gentleman in Georgia writes to his frieud in New-York, under date of June f), that a dangerous and extensive insur- leclion of the blacks was detected at Macon a few days previous. The ring leader and instigator was supposed to be a French emigrant from Mississippi, whose slaves were engaged in the plot. Only one of the rebels had been appre hended j the rest, to the number of three hundred, with the Frenchman, had made their cscape. Fvrcalght.—The editor of the Milton Gazette, after giving notice in his last paper that a public dinner will be furn ished, on the approaching anniversary of* our independence, at the Cool Spring near that place, adds, by way of a nota bene, as follows :—“ W’e have been re quested to state, that the services of Jacob Thomas and wagon have been en gaged to carry home all who may become intoxicated on the occasion. W’e hope their services will not be called for.” A late U. S. Telegraph has attempted, by insinuation, to assail the reputation of Mrs. Adams. Assassin-like, he stal)s in the dark. This attempt is worthy of the Telegraph, and of its honorable proprie tors,—for the public station they occupy give them the privilege of attaching hon orable to their names,—who have employ ed Duff Green to deluge the land with the vilest calumnies that ever disgrafced the press of this country. A cause which employs such agents, and descends \omch means, may bo the cause of the people; but Heaven help the country, if it is. The following article is from ihe Fa>- etteville Observer, the jiaper in which the letter fioni a Virginian on a visit to Gen. Jackson, first appeared. It shows what tlie temperate portion ul' (Jen. Jack son’s friends think to be his duty ; while the “leaders” strongly ohjeci tj the de mand on him for his proofs. It is not to be expected, they say, that Gen. Jackson will cotideacend to enter into a r.ewspajnr controversy j but it is expccied that Mr. Clay will, and even with an anonymous writer. This may be a gofid reason to some ; but it will not be with the think ing and unprejudiced. Gen. Jackson can condescend to make a gross charge a- gainst a distinguished individual ; but when this charge is met with a Hal deni al, and the proofs called lor, he cannot condtfsccnl to giv? ’heiii—he '• lus;: tlrc4 to i.ic fur:n, and Joes not lalcrTcre with this election.” Truly, his Ken tucky letter, and this public charge a- gainst Mr. Clay, are most strange evi dences of it. He cither has the proofs, or he has not j if he has, it is a duty he owes no less to himself than to the pub lic, to produce them; if he has not, he is bound by every motive which can in fluence an honorable mind, to do justice to Mr. Clay, and mak"e the retraction as public as the accusation. But it would seem, from the language of the Telegraph, that if the House of j Representatives will appoint a committee j to investigate the charge, the proofs will be forthcoming, it will be recollected by all, that such a committee ivas ap pointed, but the accusers backed out, and plead theirBut the « com mittee must be an impartial one, at least an honorable one, and selected by the House itself.” From tliis no other infer ence can be drawn, than lhat DuJf'Green, and those who control him, do not con sider that committee an “impartial,” and especially an “ honorable" one. Hear this, Gen. SauAdera, Louis M’Lane, John Forsyth and P. P. Barbour, all good “combination” men and true! Really, your oracle speaks very disrespectfully of you, to say the least. The following are the names of the gentlemen compos ing lhat committee, which was neither “ impartial" nor “ honorable,’' viz :—P. P- Barbour, Webster, MrLanc, Taylor, Fur- syth, Saunders, Rankin ; and they were selected by the HoUfit ilstif, for they were appointed by bulloi: To attempt to back out, therefore, by prating about a coin- ' mittce, will not answer—it is loo lato I to think of deceiving the public in this way. But we have lost sight of the article from the Observer ; and without any | farther remark, we introduce it to our readers. From the Fayetteville Observer. GEXEIUL J.WKSUN JXn MR. CLAY. We certainly expected, that, ere this, every circumstance touchitig the asserted proposal of the friends of Mr. Clay to those of Gen. Jackson, on the eve of the last Presidential election, would have been brought to light. It was with a view of bringing out all the facts of the case, lhat we published the letter from the Virgin ian in Tennessee, about which so much lias been said. The wishes of the two great parlies in this country have led them, the one to credit that letter, and the other to question its truth. We have been called upon to reveal the name of the author, which, as it is an immaterial circumstance, it could not be expected that we would do. But the author has avowed himself to others, as we did not doubt he would readily do, and reiterates the assertion that Gen, Jackson did make the declaration attributed to him. In our humble opinion it now rests upon Gen. Jackson to deny this, or to substan tiate bis charge against Mr. Clay, or to make the amende honorabky if he has been in error. An honorahle,highminded man, as we believe Gen. Jackson to be, should not hesitate to do one or other of tliese ; we shall therefore expect soon to hear further on the subject. The U. States Telegraph, however say^, that “it is not 10 be expected that Gen. Jackson, who has retired to his farjn, ai.d does not in terfere with this election, would conde scend to enter into a newspaper contro versy j nor isic to be exper.led that indi viduals, whose testimony is necessary to make out this case, will voluntarily come forward and detail conversations, many of whieh were under injunctions of se- cresy. If Mr. Clay’s friends are desirous of a full development, let him or any o- iher .person imjjlicatcd, conn; forwaid and appeal to the House ai the nexi ses sion. Lei an iiiiparUaUommittee, not a packed jury, hut an iwipariial one, or ai leas' an honorable one, b(i selected ijy the llouse itself, and empowered to setid for persons and papers, and a case will then be made out which will devclupe the character of the coalition.” We hope that CJen, Jackson will fake tio such counsel as the 'f'eU-graph jiives. it is not what an honorabh* man should listen to. Af'er makitig heavy charges against an individual, and being called upon for jjroof, shall he say he has letir- ed to liis farm, and w ill not intei fere with ihe election, nor ent( r into a newspaper cotitroversy ; We shall be tiisappoinied if CJen. Jackson does so. i:jy of j'rcemcn, anu the recoil has been great upon ihe assailants. Good men ot all parlies are uniting in support of the Ciovernment and turning their backs up on those who swear it shall be put down “right or wrong,” though as “pure as the Angels at the right hand of God.” We learn by the Easton Gazette that there has been a large meeting of the friends of the Administration in Talbot county, and among other proceedings appointed Cieneral S. Dickvson, T. II. I.oockerman, Rqbt. H. (Joldsborough, Danl. Marlin, S. Groome, S. T. Kennard and \Vm. Clark, Esqrs. to represent that District in the State Convention to be held in Baltimore on the ;:3d of July next. We shall publish the olTicial pro ceedings to-morrow. ^V e learn further that an Administra tion meeting has been held in Caroline county, the venerable Col. Orrell, in the Chair—Gen. Wm. Potter, John Boon, George Heed, Richard Chambers and 1 homas Goldsborough, Es(jrs. w ere del egated to attend the Baltimore Conven tion. 1 here was a large assemblage of the friends of the Administration ai Hagers town, in Washington county, last Satur day. 1 he oflicial proceedings have not yet come to hand. These demonstra tions of public opinion in the counties and the fine spirit displayed ul the Ward meetings in this city, have perfectly as tounded the Opposition. Our accounts from all parts of the State are of the most direct, positive and cheerinf* character,—-Maryland will give a generous and firm support to the pres ent enlightened Administration of our ‘^^unlry. Balt. Patriot. IlurM-'j. — The Illinois Reporter nays, “‘hat e\eiy coming day brings wiv!' it its convictions lhat th*‘re is no hope t-.r the General i:i this State ; and thougii he n)tv obtain a lar^e vole in the southern I)ait oi it, it 'an do him do possible good, as the f ntirj; vote jI lhat part will be small, ijuift small, in comparison with that ol the northern, which will be gen erally lor the present Administration.” The Sangamo Spectator of the 2.Id May, confirms the above to the fullest extent, and says—“ we very much doubt whether a general meeting in any county, Greene, perhaps, excepted, could be con vened 10 nominate the General.” Cm!\iovv\t\oi\ Xo\vce. TIIK Commissioners of Charlotte ivquest who attend divine worship in the Hrick Church in Charlotte, to apply to Mr. Greca Kendrick and engage their pews for tl»e present year. In conscquencc of a debt that is due hy the corporation for part of the expense of building the Church, tlie Commissioners are obliged to lease the pews to assist in discharging it. It ia therefore hoped that every person who attenda worship there, will take a pew or make somo provision that they may .have a regular place to sit in, and put a stop to the cumplaints now so often made, that the owners of pews cannot get into them. liy order of the Hoard, It. I. DINKINS, Ckrk. Charlotte, June 30, 1827.—3t39 J'rom the Eastern Shore nf ^laryland.— W'e learn from this section of the :itale, that the premature agitation of ihe Presi- deniial (juestion by t.'.c Jticlc.jon lenders, while the peoj)le v.erc so tranquil upon ihc subject, accotripaiiied witlithe vin dictive abuse so peculiar 'o the (J|)posi. lion, has had tiie happy eHecl tl'.ert.' lhat it has ou the W estei ti Shoie—it has a- i ou->ed Uieli lends ol ihe Adruiiiiatr.itinn, attfl t!-*v f "1 u "r :• I'rom the Albany Argus. ^ ^ The Confessions of a Murderer Oti Thursday evening, Strang made to the gaoler, Mr. Becker, a full confession of the murder of Mr. Whipple. Yester day he repeated the confession tovthe grand jury, giving the horrid recital with much minuteness, and accompanied by such circumstances, as leave no doubt of his participation in the crime. A bill had been previously found against him by the grand jury. . , It appears that a rifle was used in the perpetration of the crime, and that he had made experiments as to the efi’ect of a shot through glass. The experiments he staled were made in a ravine, within about twenty rods of ihe house, and he described the place where the glass and rifle were secreted. There they were found : and the rifle was recognized at> the one purchased by Strang. In his disclosures, Strang implicated Mrs. Whipple. He charged her with having instigated the murder, and as hav ing acted with him in all its stage.s, by furnishing the means of purchasing the rifle, the glass for the trial of the efl'ect of the ball, &c. kc. Previously, howev er, the grand jury had found a bill againsi Mrs.'W. and she was arrested on a bench warrant, and is now in custody. She has undergone frequent examinaiions be fore the grand jury and the ollicers of the police, and altogether denies the crimi nations of Sirang. A letter to the Jialtimore Chronicle, dated Havana, .May 27, say.s~“ Seven sail are now olV. 'i’hey are supposed to be the Colouibian scjuadron, consisting of two frigates, one corvette, two hrigs^ and one ihiee-mas'(d schooner.” 'i’hey have \ipru f.cen hy (he Argo, and Kliza- lielh, the latter only arrived this day.— Laborde, u ith five heavy fi i.jates isotily waiting a wind to gel out. \Ve shall ha\e, no doub', an cngarcment Lcloie luuny days.” :-Ai TM. .tv-.t 1 Stc! (\vv^hL—'1 he wiiuh; notic ed in our last, as having passed ihe I’orts- inou'h ijriilge over tin; I'iscataqua river, has been taken. He war; harjxjoned on 'I'ucsday evniiig, and coniinued towing the two boats atlaf;hcd to him till W'ed- nesday morning, at 7 o’clock, when he was despn;ched in the view of ihou- sands who hafl flocked to see him. 'I'he Portsmouth Advertiser says “ the lent,ih of tl'.' .hale is about feet, and his f.reafilh about 1 ■' feet, his head is shaji- ed like that of the horse, and he diflers from all others that I ave been icen by those acquaiitU'd v.ith that species of I’ish. His motion was undulatory, and it i.s t!ie {.'pir.ion c f Col. Decatur [ who ca()- lui'i'd iiin^ ! I’-iat tiiis is ihe very .Sir: .SVr- wl.u ii haa to long Lctu a viai'er on our coast.” ~ (Juzette. In WiLi_lo\vn, n;i 'I iiebilay, Junh's .'lui'm- tn.s, iiilii-• 'nri >y M- Jr'.'it’ re-ctl i.iiie lieWel tor ft\a\mwfeir\ng. fllHK Hev. Thomas P. Hunt inform.nthe citl- X zens of Norlh-Carolina that, by authority of Mrs, I.eigh, he has appointed John IJ. Cottrell and Dr. D, H. Dunlap, of Charlotte, N. Carolina, Agents for correcting impediments of speech. The above named agents having received full instruction and authority, give noticc to the community in general, that they are prepared to receive Stammerers of every grade at the residence of Dr. D. K. Dunlap, in Charlotte^ where he or Mr. Cottrell may at all times be found. Tht.y do not hesitate to warrant a curc (on condition of their attention to instruction) to all who may c«»me well rec«minenled for iiu tcgrity and honesty ; and no others need apply. Children, above three years of age, of respect- able parents, will be received. I'rom this it may be understood, that ,dl adults must bring certilicate.s of their standin^r in society. Adults may be cured in from one to ten ilays ; child,-eu require longer lime. Prices are regulated by circumstances, aiul will be made known on ap» plication. Board can be had on reasonablo terms, N. It, Mr. J. n. Cottrell was a Jt^mmerer of the worst kind, and has been cured oii Mrs. Leigh's system, Charlotte, June 27, 3mt49 GC/'Thc t'ditor of the Pimter, Yorkville, and of the Carolinitin, Salisbury, will publish tho above three times, and forward their bills for payment. Notice. ON'Monday, the 23d of Julyjinstant, I will jiose to sale, at the Court-House in Char lotte, several NKGItOES, the property of Dr. Samuel Henderson, conveyed to me by him in trust, to satisfy various debts which he owes anil for w hich Uobcrt 1. Dinkins and others arc hi» securities. Sale to take place between tho hours often and six. Terms, cash or bank ac commodation. LAWSON IF, ALEXANDER, I'm^tec. ^*ot\ce. A I,L persons indebted to the e.statc of Church- iX. ill Anderson, deceased, are requeste«i li> ronie forwanl and make paynicHt, or they will find their not( s lodged in an «jfiicer’s hands for collection. Also, those to whom said intestato is indebte»l, arc requested to present their ac- rounls within the time specijfitd by law, refju- larly proven, the statute of limitation will be plead as a barrier against them. HO BERT WALK UP, • ; , ALEXANDER II. L\C;UAM, S ' Lancaster District, S. C. Twelve Mile Creek, June 23, 1827. —4t40 XoWee. WII.L br efTered for sale, on Frldav, thfs 27th of July next, at the late dwelling- house of Milas J. Robinson, deceas«-l, all th« property belonjrinj,' to the estate of James Rob inson, deceased, that has comc into the hands of the administrator, viz Nejrroes, and other articles too tedious to mention. Where duo attendance and reasonable credit will be riven, by JOHN W EEKS, Jdm'r. June 29, 1827.—3139 N. H, All jiersons having claims against tho said estate, are requested to forward them as the law directs. l^OCtOTS D. R. Dunlap & Abm. F. Alexander HAVINC; associate«l in the practice of MEDICINE, respectfully tender their s rvices to their friemU and ftllow-riiizens, in the several departments of their profession.— I he latter will be found at all times at the res idence of Mrs, Jane II. Alexander, three nidea east of Charlotte. No extra charge will be re quired for consultation. Yuv Heut, ANKW and convenient house, on the main street in the town of Charlotte, 'I he above nientioned build* — '"g purtieulurl)’ adapted and ealcu- I'utcil for the Mcrcuutilc und from its eci.tnd situation wUl he unquestionably among '.he best stands in the place, I or parl.tular j, jiiquire of JONATHAN HARRIS. _4t3^ • 'To (til whom it may couccrn* TAKK ^OrUK, ri^HAT by virtue of an Order horn the Court 1- ot Kfjiiity, lor -Meckleiiburf,'-count v, to me dir.-e1 (l, I shall e'.pf)Kt! to public sale, at the Court-Moii^e in Charlotte, on the 27lh day of Aufrust next, being' the Motidiy nf our u( xt (.ounly (;ourt, a certain l(j» known on th'. plot of said town by No. 181, on the south side of Tryoii street, bcloni^ing to \ I'uttt-rsoii and olh'T^, and decreed to be sold fur their Ix neht. A credit \^ill be given until the fcl- lowing Superior Court. D. U. DUN LAI*, C. M. £. f.t40 By the suhscrib.r. on Friday, the 8th inst. a calt-skin l‘ock. i Book, either at Suirar Creek im.« ting-house, or on th*‘ road between there and .Mr. \Vm. iJ. AIcxan.ler’s, containing two tei.doilHr bills, South-Curolina; one tea and a ot North-Caroiina, and two small notes amounting to #1 40. Any p, rson find- mg tlie same and leuvuig it at ti.e (.me« of the (,ala\Aba .lournal, or restoring it to the owner. -Iiail be thankfully rewarded. . JOHN AiH’iiEn. Meckl'jnhurg, June 11, —lt38 uuil -f cT th( ufEce of the Joaiml, “

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