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Tarborongh, (Edgecombe County, X. C.J Saturday, Jlpril 18, i83;5
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, ". ,i,'. i"'1" v t'i . ait in itilvine
j'v; IhillfS. t ne i xir;itii!i of (tit
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i a vfrt'-,
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lf l( llllfl'lv l lll-"lll illllf HI
on jiviusT iiUv lliercut ;tml
,,i i n .11 i v ;y in alv;tiirt or
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,, j.M'i'iilMMfli Cimll'iimiu'r. L'n?
'.',',! (jiU.s .it ilirtt rak fur cv.Ty lt iin-
)it,I,N,.l,i,.,il :iiut tie in it UmI tin- mini
j .r ,' i-ierli. irquiriJ, or iney
. '.aiinii.-1 'tiit'iwie oririfd, and
"le'li-r a.Uli'''' " l'htr nntst In
,,,'t i'i). r i'l,v vn h- ;tittiiilel to.
iA of ,-'t"r- Mycr. We
line been furnished with the fol
l.wiiig p-irticulars of this shock
iraiicdv, which are said to
, ie been established before the
Col. Mvers and Major John
pLe;T1ore, were neighbors, and
the plantations adjoined. There
va no friendship between the
parties, although a son of the for
mer had intermarried with a
daughter of the latter. A dispute
existed between them concerning
seven acres of land, to which both
bid dawn. Col. M vers bought
land about lour year ago
from Joseph Threewits for 50
vWbrs. .M'Lemore had pre
viously otTered Threewits 47 dol
hrs for it.
The land was valua- ;
I'etoCol. .Mvers only because it
n aiitcted his two plantations; and
this vtr'j reason M'Lemore, as
i.e li'uibelf declared, was most op
Mied to Coi. Myers having it.
Il.e liiiibelf declared, was most op-1 ;i strong impression of reality the existence of a nefarious com
plied to Coi. Myers having it. ' i'P'n his hearers, and mule them binaiion, which was often suc-
! .Nothing was known of M' Lemore's
j claim, until last spring, when Col.
M. Luveone of his negroes tier-
Siissiou to plant for himself, and
with that view bad it ditched.
Then lor the first time M'Lemore . m111!' .
. j And he is here.
came forward, saving that the i f . , , . . ,
, , .. ... , , ! It was at this moment that lie
lanjwashis, and hisplat embraced , ... . .
r. . . 1 . , : plunged the weapon to I. is heart.
t. (J.i examination it was then , . , , . ,
.. . , . .. It is said to nave been an ac idei.t.
cscoyered that the corner lmei, . .i i - i
... . . but it is the opinion ot the .Vsh-
Trtes had been cut down and even ,. i- , . .
. ville hditor. that it was tin4 result
t!ie toots dug up. ; .. . . . . .
, w i i . iol the excited feelings ot the actor,
It was agreed, however, that . . . , . -; , ,
. ,". . . , , , 'Who had so absorbing! v entered
.1 Lemore s land should he sflfr-' . . t Vi i
, . ... . . . ,. into the dreadlul spirit ol his hero,
veveJ, a;iu il his plat embraced it, . ... , r. , .
. n . 1 ,, ' as to drive home his death upon
tnit Lul. Mvers would surrender , , , . 1 r
... bis heart, ov t lie mere soasinodic .
1'.. 1 lie div was fixed for l ie t
rtrrn,.. I ' I l! ......
w.i so did M'Lemore, but only to
fctniUus surveyor had disap-
, . 1 i
onted inn. Another day was
J iiXftl, w hen .M Lemore was again
;., j , I. .I . . ne na'i no design oi euouig ins
i uttault. Here the matter rested .... ,, .. , r , . , "
ti'i'il il i- . i ' i m ' ble with the plav ; but, looking at
U'l.ii the o 1 nisi, when Col. M.1.. . , ,r r v i
u, , ., ,. , r his complete identification ot leel-
tat with Ins overseer and four . , ., , ,
. r , ,, uig w itli the part he acted, the ac-
'2'roes to fence in the laud. He . . 1 , . ,
Li , , i . . cident becomes a natural and not
"'! ii'it been there more than , , r..,
i.,c . . .... a wonderful couseuuence. the
r-w an hour, when M Lemore, ' . ,, . . ... , -,, .,
i I , i hallucination did not end with the
ins oveiv-er, both armed.! , c. . .. c ,
-,,(L (, , , p unge ot the dagger. His leel-
',J,Je up to Col. M. who was f ? ,i
rln,i; ' ,, ... . ..,f inisbore him along yet further.
ending with his back toM'Le-i,.,. . .
niore. and tl.o Int.,, .. i
' -.. . iiiv. Kllltl , 1JC1I V lllllll
J Jr t ilfps of Col, M. (who was
i not -jtv.ro r i i ii i tragic uiuuivs, i iiimu stiiiciiic
I '"'Jt art are of las approach) called c .. . , fjo .
I cuttni'irv. i. . i . .'for him to repeat. He went
iii.ii mat ue was a uamneti
ra,cal. nnrl ..c r-i m .. .... ...i I
, -...j j wui. ill. VMICCICtl;
J-nd, shot him dead on the spot.
, U;is unarmed, not even
living a slick. M'Lemore after
t;il?, itill on horseback, advanced
a;'portwo nearer, cocked the
barrel of his gun, and was,
' ' llie act ot shooting
o cor nil 4
,ifn when Col.
"a--you ,,ave airea(ly kiled
.'IVluift shoot him again," upon
I S turned his gun upon the
.'er and threatened to shoot
jj1-1 loo if ,e opened his mouth.
, e dismounted from his
;")r'e aud reloaded the barrel he
"Hnchar-red. ui ..-.ll.l ,
b ,(M)lv .Mvers was
j ;'1'1. and on being informed that
XV.5' rtpUed, -for if not I'll
f;i t "4l1wa'1 nI,s overseer, having
W.-0rdered tlie Toes atvay,
,: body of Col. M. well
l"'r n blood, ix-'.tl I., i.:.
AVr .... ' yJl"J 0!
V uiiij HIS
M;ert0 guard it. Col. M. was
M . , lrtly through the heart,
,allf-vv I:,d ,a i i, e.J
, j '"i'i Ol IJUCK snot,
4 Jt Ahicb passed thro' him.
The physicians say that lie could
iot have breathed (Mice after be
was shot. M'Lemore's overseer
(Sligh) proved that his employer
iad been on the watch for Col.
Myers ever since daylight, and
old him (Sligb) "if Col. Myers
anie to that land that day, lie
was determined to kill him.
(XT" We learn from a letter re
ceived last evening, that the trial
if Mr. M'Lemore, for the murder
d'Col. Myers, took place in Col
umbia, last week, and that the ju
ry could not agree upon their
verdict, and were discharged on
Saturday night. The prisoner
was remaiuded to jail, to await his ,
trial in October next. ibt j
Tragedy in Ileal Life. A ;
Xashville Tenn. piper gives an
affecting account of the death of a
young man by a wound indicted j
on himself, while performing the
part of Bertram, in Maturin's '
tragedy of that name. His name'
was M'Latiuhlin. He had been'
in Nashville about four weeks, !
am! become h member of the
Thespian club a oinpany of
amateur actor. He is represent
ed as a man of enthusiastic tem
perament, easily susceptible of
poetic and imaginative excite
ment. On the evening of the fa
tal performance, as the tragedy
proceeded towards the catastro-
phe, Ins exritement n. creased, and and its visiters have been subject
the gloomy spirit of the play was vt to a series of depredations,
upon him uiih a power thai made ' effected in a manner that indicated
shudder as he pronounced the fol-
lowing, accompanied by the .
plunge of the dagger that brought
bim to bis death:
'Bertram hath but one fatal f -c on
. " . . '
sciously moved to do the bidding
fflw. ln...n...l ..I'nnc:'..!.. n'.ll.;..
,., , . . ,
iakinr into vievv premeditated
. ' -.
, , , .
I i litre w as min. tuici suoiee-
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trough it with a startling effect.
j With a burst of exultation, he ex-
"I tlied no felon death '
warrior s wt upon
freed a war-
As soon as llie last words were
pronounced he fell, to rise no
more. The wound was indicted
on the left breast. The bleeding
was internal, and so slow in its
progress, that it did not finally
clog the action of the heart till the
exniration of near two days. An
appropriate funeral sermon wasj
pronounced over his remains by
the Rev. Mr. Howell, of the Nash-
ille Baptist church, w ho related
that he was accidentally a fellow-
passenger with the deceased when
he came to the city four weeks
before that he had been interest
ed in him had conversed with
him had learned from his own
lips his predilection for the stage
had advised him to manly and
substantial pursuits bad learned
from him that, at limes, he bad
serlons and solemn thoughts on
'the subject of religion, and gaiued
from him a promise, that he
would attend to the concerns of
his soul. He saw him no more
until the day before he died, when
lying on his death-bed. Mr. Mc
Laughlin then referred to the
former conversation with Mr.
Howell said that he was still
concerned to secure the salvation
ot Ins soul, and that if he recover
ed, he should have learned one
lesson. He did not recover.
The jessou to which he referred, is
now-Tor the living to learn.
77t Catholics now
the United States, as appears by
a recent statistical statement of
their own 382 Churches 342
Priests 20 Colleges and b'emina-
ries for malesfit) Seminaries for
females ami 17 Convents.
Missionaries The New- Vork
Commercial Advertiser, says, "It
has been ascertained from the
official records of the Custom
Houses, as we are informed, that
upwards of COO Roman Ca'holie
missionaries have arrived in tin-
United States, within the last 12
Juvfiiifr. Depravity. State of
Maryland vs. Thomas Holston
and others. These cases, seven in
number, w ere of a peculiar char
acter, and excited much interest.
For a considerable lime, our city
cessful. Much bad been said and
published oil the subject, but it
remained for the trial of these
juvenile offenders to prove the
txistence of an association of
which no citizen was aware.
Fi tun the evidence it appears, that
I r some ve irs a gang of young
desperadne-, have been associated,
on ii r the denomination of 4,The
F". :y Thitves." The associa
tit.u vrts regularly organized,
commanded by a captain and the
necessnry subalterns, anil its rules
were regularly enforcetl. One of
its roles, was, that each nu mber
should commit depredations to a
certain amount, or be expelled
from the body. The persons
composing the association ap
peared to be on an average from
II to 10 years of age. The cap
tain, Holston, was a dwarfish lad
; about 10 yearc of age, and whilst
I standing at the bar among his col
leagues, chewed his quit!, and
spurted his tobacco juice around
him with the air of a veteran.
The members of the fraternity
bear on their arms decorations,
impressed with India ink, gunpow
der and vermillion; indicating,
we presume, their proficiency in
their profession, and their rank in
the corps. One had on his left
Mrm an imnression. with India
... ,rIllino,V(ipr. nfn rm.i nn
chor, a death's headj and the let
" cr. -
ter T some few, the recently
initiated, a vermillion cross
others part of a red cross. Some
of these individuals had been
committed on former occasions
one of them, in the course of the
last five years, eight or ten times.
Three of the gang were sentenced
to seven years confinement in the
penitentiary. Baltimore paper.
Herr en Apprehended. Herren,
who robbed himself of $24,000
belonging to the bank of Caledo
nia, Danville, Vt. has been ar
rested. We lean that after
escaping from the officer here, on
Sunday evening, he contrived to
get possession of an old suit of
clothes, in which he disguised
himself as a vagrant, carrying an
old bag, in which be placed for
for deception, a piece of salt pork
and some crusts of stale brown
bread. Tims habited, be com
menced bis journey home.
When he arrived at Coventry, N
H. twenty miles from Barney Vt
where he resides, he engaged ;
man lo carry him in a vvugon tin
rest of the distance. He w;;
carried within five miles of hi.
resilience, and there set down.
When the owner of the wagon re
turned lo Haverhill, he stopped ai
Anger's tavern, and on beiiiL
asked where he had been, said
that he bad been "giving a cast to
a poor vagrant devil of an Irish
man " A shrewd, guessing, Ver
mont Yankee, who was present,
advanced a supposition that it
might have been Heireu.
There was no foundation for
the belief, but doubt was excited,
and that was soon followed by
investigation. An express was
despatched for Burnet, and sure
enough, there was good Master
Herreu, in his own house, snug in
bed, sleeping aw ay the fatigues of
his pilgrimage. On making
search, the package oi SI 0,000
was found at the foot of a steep
hill, near bis house, together with
his bag of cold pork and brown
bread. While on his journey to
Barnet, he endeavored, by letters
written from Boston, to produce
an impression that he was con
cealed in the city; audit was to
this circumstance that the notice
in the Transcript addressed lo Ja
cob Casco had reference.
The bank has now recovered
all the money but $150 and there
remains $450 on private account
to be accounted for.
A. Y. Traii3.
Xatchez, March 0. The
Steamer Henry Clay passed down
a few days ago, with fifty tons ol
cannon balls, for New Orleans.
One hundred large cannon have
been ordered at Pittsbuigh also,
for New Orleans. The Major
General of the northern division,
we see by our exchange papers,
has received orders to inspect the
several fortifications within his
utam via r amuy. l ne last
Arkansas Gazette notices the, sI0uld hide it. He finally lashed
death of an entire family, consist-. a strap around it, and suspended
u.gof six adult persons, in thejt,oma bearn high above the
short space ol nine days. TheyUood wife's reneh. hStltr
resided in Crawford county, andlame and infirm, was supposed
bore the name ot Hixon. The unable to gel at the rum. After
lather, muiber, three brothers and ,e was gone, she placed the wash
a sister, died. The disease was lub underneath and took a gun
me ...mrnu., u, voiU i lague, as(oaijeij a bullet, held it un
it is frequently called. j derneath. and nulled the. in-?
legislature of New
Jersey have passed a law to pre
vent the beastly practice of prize
fighting, which has lately been
commenced on their shores by
parties from New York. It pro
vides that the pugilists shall be
fined and imprisoned, and not on-1
ly they, but the captain of the
boat that may bring them to the
State for that purpose, and the
spectators who come to witness the
combat. This is a wholesome
law, and there is no doubt that
the morality of East Jersey will
carry it rightly into execution.
A farm near Monmouth in N.
Jersey, which was purchased a
few years ago for about two dol
lars an acre, recently sold for
thirty. This extraordinary in
crease of value has been produced
by the effect of marl upon the soil.
From this, many of our fellow
citizens in the country tan infer
what treasures they possess, either
on their own lands oc within reach
of them. Landowners throughout
Maryland are greatly indebted to
the Legislature for providing for
a full geological examination ol
every county in it. Bait. Farm.
C?During Iiis late voyage
from Virginia to Liverpool, Cap
tain Comick, of the ship Sarah,
was instrumental in rescuing from
a watery grave the crew and pas
sengers of the barque Henry, con
sisting of one hundred and forty
four persons. This noble deed
vas effected with imminent peril
o himself and crew. On his ar
rival at Liverpool, the merchants
of that city subscribed 107 sove
reigns as a present to CaptainC.
and also presented him with two
pieces of silver plate.
tt?A Stage Driver, on the
Florida route, by the name of
Walter Jones, in Laurens county,
on Tuesday last, put ah end to his
life in a fit insanity. He had been
sick 8 or 10 days, but was better,
and on Tuesday came dow n sud
denly from bis room, and got a
horse from a brother driver to
ride a little, as he said. To every
oue's surprise he went off at full
gallop, and shortly after a message
was received lom a widow's house
on llie road, about a mile off that
Jones was acting very strangely.
Before, however, any one could
reach the spot who was able lo
control him he had taken oil his
shoes, and stuck bis feet into the
lire, swearing with a drawn knife
that he would kill any one who
disturbed him. There were none
but females about the premises.
After roasting his feet a short
time, be got up, took off his coat
and waistcoat, and removing the
back-log from a good fire, de-j
liberalely laid himself dowu in its
place; where he w as so burnt be
fore any assistance could b ob
tained that he soon died. His
habits lead to the supposition that
his derangement was mania a
potu. Charleston Couritr.
Ji Hum Story. Mr. Hunt, of
TSorlh Carolina, said at a temper
ance meeting in New York last
week, that the lovers of rum are
distinguished for inventing modes
of obtaining il. In illustration,
he said a man in Orange county,
North Carolina, came home with
a keg of rum, but w as immediate
ly summoned to attend court as a
juror, and was greatly puzzled to
know what to do with his rum;
ior his wife, being an intemperate
womai, would iuui it thm.M, h
the ball pierced the keg and let
dowu the contents into the tub.
Foreign Emigration. The New
York Evening Star states that
"From the returns at the Cus
tom House, and in the possession
of the Common Council, it ap
pears that the emigrants who ar
rived at the port of New York,
during the 1st quarter of 1S34,
were 1,812, 2d do. 20,413, 3d do.
17,085, 4th do. 0,743 total
Thus, over forty-six thousand
foreigners have landed in this citv
in twelve months, independent, we
believe, oi those who have entered
coastwise and from the Canadas.
Kvery year the number is on the
increase, ror iao, we may
anticipate at least fifty thousand,
equal to onefifth of our whole city
vtr'The Morocco Lion was
sold at auction, on Saturday last,
agreeably to public notice. He
was knocked down at $3350 cash.
The highest bidder proved to be
the agent ol a menagerie in Bos
ton, for which establishment the
animal was purchased. Hun
dreds of people, supposing the
Lion would be exhibited to public
view, repared to Mr. Dyer's Auc
tion Booms, at the hour of sale, lo
get a gratuitous look at him, but
they were disappointed. He ap-
peared only by proxy. Nat. Int.
"Book of .te." This is the
title of the 16th No. of a periodic
al Work recently published at the
North entitled Klenients of Astrol
ogy, by Edward Bostlebwayt
Page, High Priest of Nature, ike.
This book, says Atkinson's Sat
urday Evening Post, undertakes
to prove hy infallible calculations
that the great Day of Judgment
is to take place next year, ( 1 SoG,)
amidst earthquakes, comets and a
general convulsion of nature, and
the MILLENIUM will com
mence!! The author says "Did the infat
uated world but know all my cal
culations, oronly a ten thousandth
part of them good heavenj
what processions, and shouting,
and dancing and ringing of bells,
and serenading with bands of
music, and firing of cannon,
should usher in the Millenium of
1837. Like a steamboat under
a high pressure of steam, the earth
would tremble with the joy of it
(ITThe Norfolk-Herald states
that a lady in Portsmouth, Va.
was lately delivered of four boyg,
two of which are fine hearty chil
dren the other two were dead.
The same lady, about 10 month
since was delivered of three boys,
none of which lived; making 7
children in 10 months!!
True no doubt. A Pitlsburt?,
Pa. paper has been informed by
a gentleman of German Town
ship, Fayette county, that a cow
belonging to Mr. Young of that
county had recently had forty-one
rakes at a birth. Only one of
the calves (which were about the
size of rats) w ere alive. The cow
was dead. The statement looks
quite probable, all must admit.
Infanticide. On Saturday a
wooden box well secured, was
found tloating in the river a little
above the city. On opening, it
was found to contain the body of
an iufaut, placed there doubtless
by the hands which caused its
death. It was the opinion of the
physician who was called by the
coroner lo examine it, that it had
lived but a very short lime, and
from lh.e marks of inc'Piei,t de"
co,rPit,ol, dial it bed been dead
L I.. 1. i I
suiuc irttvs. n nun nave uoaieu
from a hundred miles up the river.
Jiochtster j . 1. Democrat.
Braided Bat Tails. A few
lavs since at Darien N. Y. a
cluster of eleven rats were found
in a stable, with their tails hand
ed together in such a manner as
to forbid the idea of iheir ever
extricating themselves. Ten of
the rats were aliv e; they had near
ly consumed the eleventh! The
ends of the tails that stuck out from
a half to one inch thro' the braid
ing, had perished, while the re-
maiuder was perfectly sound.
Various Sects of the United
States. The number of Catho
lics in the United Stales is com
puted at 500,000, or a 28th part
of our population; the Calvinistic
Bapiisis at 2,743,452; Methodist
Episcopal, 2,000,000; Presbyte
rian, 1,800,000; Congregational,
1,200,000; Protestant Episcopal,
G00,000; Universalists, 500,000.
The above estimate is not proba
bly very exact, but may elicit a
better one from die parlies inter
It is a happy circumstance that,
by toleration and the absence of a
state religion, the shades of reli
gious opinion ate so equally
blended. Like the ba
powers of state sovereignty and
the federal power, religious feuds
are thus kept down, and an
equipoise preserved. JY. Y. Star.
(PThe fire is never .satisfied
with wood, the ocean with rivers,
death with mankind, nor a co
quette with ovci$...N. Y. Mirror,
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