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Co. where he will keep constantly on
hand a much more extensive assortment
than formerly. The style, make, and
materials of the CLOAKS will be greatly
improved, and will be sold at about the
same low prices as those of the last sea
son, lie has also on hand
A large assortment of low priced
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Southern and Western trade, that will
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Nrw-York, April 15, 1831.
Tarborough, (Edgecombe County, JT. C.J Tuesday, September
JWi Tariff of Prices.
THOMAS J. BARROW & CO.
Importers, 83 Water st. New-York
QFFER FOR SALE, the largest
and most complete assortment of
Earthenware, Glass, China, plain
and gilt Looking. G lasses, $c. which
the New-York market will afford,
comprising every style and variety of
he newest patterns. Thev return
their most cordial thanks "to their
friends in the Southern States, for
their support in the persecution now
carrying on against them, for their re
fusal to join a combination in f:xin
r nu tariff of prices for Crocker,
throughout the trade, It is mainly
attributable to the influence of our
Southern friends that we have been
enabled to survive thus far, in this
most trying situation; exposed to the
combined influence and capital of the
whole trade, endeavoring to effect our
ruin and expulsion from business.
We pledge ourselves to our friends to
give them every satisfaction in out
power as regards the quality of our
goods, the excellence of our packers
and the lo wnessol our prices for cash
or city acceptances; and in return, so-
Iieit Irom them a continuance of their
patronage, and particularly request
those who have influence with their
friends to exert it in our behalf, as we
trust the cause is one they are all in
terested in, and much benefit will ac
crue to us from their friendly acts in
this way. It has been said, the com
bination was broken up. As it re
gards prices, this is true, and all, we
think, friends or foes will allow that
we have effected this change; but we
do assure our friends, that at no peri
od since we commenced our system
of unshackled prices were we in great
er want oi assistance than at the pre-
sent moment. I hts combination of
men are leaving no means untiied for
effecting our ruin, that they may re
vive the old system: our credit and
character are assailed in every shape,
our importations waj laid and stopped
in every instance where threats are
sufficient to intimidate the manufac-
Hirers Irom supplying us; in line, ! . , . i i i XJ
nnvnvntinn.r iilA.II, ,1 V" l"Ol llld lOWII Hscll tO ill)
licc of men could devise has been ne
glected in this struggle to subdue us.
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of a free trade to come up to our sup
port, &. pledge ourselves to give them
no cause to repent of their liberality.
T. J. BARROW CO.
88 Water-streets above Old-Slip.
August 4, last. 52-3
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Rev. JOSHUA LAWRENCE,
At the Old Church in Tarboro' N. C.
on Sunday, 41 h July, 1830.
The North-Carolina Whig's
For the Kehuhee Association.
Price, 10 cents single or, Si per doz.
Crops. The prospect pre
sented of a plentiful Corn Cron
is, we learn, from all puns of
the State, unusually flattering.
i nere has been probably more
rain than would have been dee
mod necessary, were man to ho
the judge of what was required,
ana mis litis occasioned a very
luxuriant growth of weeds ami
grass-but notwithstanding this
the crops exhibit a fine appear
ance and promise an abundant
increase. Raleigh Reg.
ff?Tlio late rains will cause
the Crop of Corn in this section
of country, and as far west of
us as Salem, N. C. to more than
verify the opinion we sometime
since gave, that the present Crop
would be lully sufficient fortius
sustenance of twice our pomilu-
tion. The Crop at this time
is as promising as the best scn-
son could possibly make it: our
oldest farmers do not recollect'
of ever seeing a bettor one. It
is supposed that Com will not
sell, this fall, from the stock,
for more than one dollar per
barrel, if that.
Danville (Va.) Reporter.
OCr-The Mobile fWUtnr nf
the 31st August, states that it
had rained there almost inces
santly for the preceding three
weeks. TJie Alabama river, at
Montgomery, had risen twelve
feet. The Cotton Crops, par
ticularly on the rivers, are said
to have suffered materially, and
injurious extent. 1 lie country
between Mobile and Pascagou-
la (the mail route to New-Orleans)
was completely inunda
ted. HW. Tel.
Hemp. Some of the plan
ters in the vicinity of lluntsviSle
(Alabama) are turning their at
tention to the cultivation of
Hemp, and the manufacture of
Cotton Bagging and Bale Hope.
them a much greater profit than
the growing of Cotton had here
Important to Farmers. A
Mr. Boecher, of New York, in
forms the public, that for the
sum of 800, he will afford a ma
chine, which will, by the aid of
a single horse power, and suita
ble care and attendance, thrash
from straw, 100 bushels of
grain; shell 300 bushels of corn;
grind 30 bushels of provender;
and cut uUU bundles ot straw,
in the short space of 12 hours.
The operation of the machinery
may be seen at No. 32 Burling-
slip, New-York. lhis must
certainly be a matter worthy
the attention of those who are
agriculturists upon an exten
(CrMr. John Y. Van Tuyl
has recently invented an impro
ved wind wheel, applicable to
mills, factories, boats, pumps,
occ. tor which he has secured
letters patent. The wheel
horizontal, and is furnished with
buckets, which are acted upon
by currents of air passing thro'
funnels surrounding the peri
phery, and placed nearly at
right angles with lines drawn
through the drametcr. There
are intended to be as many fun
nels as buckets. The funnels
are entirely separate from the
I wheel, and the whole apparatus
might be enclosed in a circular
shed or house, the mouths of the
funnels being alone left open,
and thus presenting to a specta
tor outside, otdy the appear
ance of a sort of a window. One
half of the wheel is continually
acted upon by the wind from
whatever point it may blow,
while no resistance is present
ed by the other. The contri
vance is simple and ingenious,
and it strikes us may be Untnd
very useful. N. Y. Ev. Post.
Cider. The orchards arc
now bending under the weight
of apples, and the time of ma
king cider is near at hand.
The general process is under
stood, but attention to two or
three particulars may greatly
increase the value of the liquor.
Use water freely in mukin"
every thing sweet and clean be
fore you begin but very spa
Tut your apples after they
are gathered in a dry place ex
posed to the sun, for a few days.
LiCt your casks be perfectly
sweet. See that the straw used
be clean and bright. Throw all
your rotten, or rotting apples to
your pigs. Keep the several
sorts ot annles senarate: if
ground together the cider will
not be so good.
When the liquor has under
gone sufficient fermentation to
throw off' the impure matter in
it, and while it is yet sweet,
lake a clean cask, put into it a
bucket of cider, set fire to a
clean rag that has been dipped
in brimstone let it burn inside
the cask, so as to fill it with the
fumes of the brimstone shake
the cask well, fill it up and then
bung it tight. This mode ia
highly recommended to pre
serve the cider sweet, while it
will yet be pure.
The crab apple should bo
more extensively cultivated for
eider. Liquor, as delicious as
wine, may be made from it.
Prolific Cote. The New
England Farmer of the 13th
ult. says there is a cow in Ply
mouth, owned by Mr. Jonathan
Hull, but five years old this sea
son, which has had nine calves;
three when she was two years
old, two when she was three
years old, one when she was
four, and three when she was
five years old.
Tomatoes. The Horticultu
ral Society of Paris recommends
the following mode of preserv
ing Tomatoes, objecting to the
boiling process, as having a
tendency to change the quality,
and sometimes to entirely alter
the character of the fruit: "A
sufficient quantity of salt is dis
solved in spring or river water
to make it strong enough to
bear an egg; select perfectly
ripe tomatoes, and place them
ii t . i i
wen, ana witnoux pressing mem
hin a stne or glazed earthen
Vol. VIII No. 6.
pot, which is to be filled with
the brine; cover the not with, a
deep plate in such a manner
that it presses upon the fruit
and by this simple process to
matoes may be preserved more
than a year without attention.
Before cooking them thev must
be soaked in fresh water for se
Winter Melon. At a meet
ing of the Horticultural Society
of Charleston on the 10th inst.
Mr. J. D. Segare exhibited the
winter melon of the South of
Europe, one of the Dronertiea
of which was its keeping per
fectly sound during the whole
winter. Ihesc melons it is
said are raised in large quanti
ties on the shores of the Medi
terranean and in the orange
gardens of Toulon, whence the
markets of Fans are supplied.
They arc also imported into
England, and arc to be found in
the fruit shops every winter.
The Horse Take half a
pound of saltpetre, half a pound
alum, and half a pound of alum
salt pulverise and mix them
well together and every eight
days give him a tablcspoonful
in his food; his coal, flesh and
spirits will soon reward his
master for his care.
A few evenings since, while a
gentleman of this place was
sitting in the bar room of Mr.
G. Owen, he felt something
creeping 0n the side of his face.
and very naturally puts up his
hand to brush it off. The in
sect, frightened at his move
ment, sought refuge in his ear,
and the individual experienced
the most excruciating paiti
when one of the by-standers
poured a small portion of bran-
dv into the car. nnd nlmnst. im-
mediately a black bug, 7-8ths of
an inch in length, crawled out.
The bug was handed to us yes
terday morning, and is still in
our possession. We are infor
med that the person suffered
but little after the unwelcome
visitor had left him.
Burlington N. J. Her.
Ear- Wirr. Tin Imrrnr vvitK
which this insect is v jewed by
most persons, has classed it
among the venomous and dan-gerous-j-from
of its "having sometimes crept
into the ears of individuals who
have exposed their auricular
orifices, by reason of cxhausta-
lion and intoxication, to its in
spection or occupation. From
the army of legs which sustain
the trunk of this unwelcome fel
low, his presence in the human
ear would create a deal of con
fusion upon the auditory nerve.
Naturalists, however, doubt ve
ry much whether this insect ev
er seeks the ear, but only makes
its lodgment by accident. It is
true the reasoning faculties in
cases of such accidents are ra
ther jumbled, but a remedy for
the removal or destruction of
the Ear-Wig, when once in the
ear, may be productive of bene
fit a piece of apple applied to
the orifice has been known to
entice the 1000 legs to retrace
its steps; where this fails a few
drops of sweet oil takes away its
life, and then it requires a sur
geon's instrument to extract it.