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Tarborough, (Edgecombe County, X. C.) Saturday, September 10, 1836. Vol. XII No 36, The. "Tarboroush V9," BV (JK'HIGE HOWARD, ,bUl""I eckV, at'iVo Dollars and r'rftVn' Prr veai if pa'"1 1,1 'lvance ivf l)olltrs,-A the expiration ofthe "r; 'ription vear. Tor any period less ' , vear Twenty-five Cents per mouth fibers are al l.herty to discontinne .,, ,imc. on -ivio- notice thereof and '"V arrears those re?idin at a dis 'I'mii'' invariably pay in advance, or """a responsible reference in t hi vicinity . 'ivertisement, not exceeding 16 lines ,,,,, (ora sipirtie; n. ...-r... 1 ,,.s the first insertion 8i25 cents each ntiouaoc'- Longer ones at that rate f1 every sq'iare. Advertisements must i'Minrknl ,,H' ""in'er o insertions requi ''ll or t''v " ,v continued until other r'e or,erVd.and charged accordingly. "Letters aJdressed to the Kditor mnt h . it pdJ. r tliey inty not he attended to. q3isccIiaiteons- INDIAN WAR. I'fovi the Tallahasse FluriJian of August lb. Horrible. A few days since a ijrtv o!" Lownds county Ga. vol Jii'.e'rs fell in with a parly of Creeks near the Florida line, and Ullcii ten warriors, and look ci.ht women and children prison ers. The prisoner.-; were taken u a house under guard. In the evening one of the squaws was ob served to give her children drink from a coffee pot. Shortly after, ! she obtained leave of absence, and n:i returning, search was made irlier, but she had made her es ,3pp. Her children were all fiyutl dead, from poison adminis tered by their unnatural mother. Oil Wednesday, the 2d inst. Col. Wood of Randolph, Ga. with only liirty-eight men under his com- EinJ, discovered a large party of Liiaus in a swamp. The savages ullenged him to come into the sump for a "fair fight." Nol distanding his inferiority in rnbers, he boldly charged upon mi. After a desperate engage Kiit, hand to hand, the savages fed ill all directions. Twenty seven warriors were found dead on the field of battle, and many more were supposed to have been killed and wounded. Before i:;eir flight they strangled their iliiltlien by stuffing their mouths and nostrils with mud moss. The iliilJrti) were found in that condi lioa after the battle was over. LA gentleman who arrived sn Thursday from Key West, i)'iig intelligence that a vessel 'oomanded by a Spaniard, and m American, recently touched at liiiiau Key, full of negroes, sup posed to have been purchased lrum the Seminoles in exchange hr ammunition. The people at Key had not force enough to ar h'si l!ie miscreants. ibid. C? A letter dated Duncanville, V2d, from T. E. Blackshearl n Governor Call, of Florida, itato on the authority of Major M 'Key, that there were about 150 rifik warriors, and the like num- of women and children, al flint River, on their way 10 Flo rida. The whiles have had four cagements, the results of which ere: On Sunday, 9 Indians kill 'J; Monday, 2 "whites; Wednes- 14 Indians killed, 20 horses 'lUn, and ihe Indians completely routed; altogether 50 to GO Indf- f115 and 12 whites killed. The battles were fought in Stewart Lee counties. Maior Gen. janford was in pursuit. Major oxie has five companies between ""tUivcr and the Chickasaw- ,i , 10 Prevenl l"e escape of inaians to Honda. Information from Colum Kpa. to Aug. 5ih, states that lie Government have determined ,0&iake arrangements, if possible, ;Hlh the friendly lud lans, to enter the service of the United against the Seminoles in ''e approaching campaign. Col. one of Gtu. Jestip's aid?, is now occupied in making ths ar rangement. Indian Murders in Missouri. The St. Louis Bulletin of July 1 Sill, states, that the bodies of two men had been found dead in a harvest field near Grand River also, three women, all murdered by the Indians. Several chil dren also, have been carried oil. Several volunteer companies of the State have been called out by an order of the Adjutant General. TEXAS. From the New Orleans Bulletin of I Sth August. By th e arrival of the schooner Shenandoah yesterday from Bra zoria, Texas, we have received the ''Telegraph and Texas Regis ter," of August Oih, published at Columbia. We cannot but con gratulate our Texas friends, upon having so respectable a print, both as to its typographical execution, and the manner in w hich it is con ducted. We glean from its col umns but little information, other than what we had before received. The candidates for Presidency, V ice Presidency, the Senate, and House of Representatives were announced, the elections under the new constitution being about to take place early in September. Stephen F. Austin will probably be raised to the Presidential Chair, and if fifteen years of the most devoted and untiring exer tions to the best interests of Texas, furnish any claim to it, then will .Mr. Austin not fail of proving the successful candidate. In his an swer to the nomination, he con cludes by saying: "I perceive by the proclamation of the Presi dent, ordering the election, that the people are requested to say whether they are in favor or not of annexing Texas to the United Slates. On this point 1 shall con sider myself bound, if elected, to obey the will of the people. As a citizen, however, 1 am free to sav, that I am in favor of annexa lion, and will do all in my power to effect it with the least possible delay." It is very evident that the peo ple of Texas entertain no serious fears of their Mexican foes, and talk and act as though their inde pendence was fully acknowledged and secured. We deem it proba ble that the position of the Mexi can forces in Metamoras is rather an uneasy one, as from recent ac counts Rusk with a strong armed force of 3000 Texians, w as on his march for that place, while sun dry Texian schooners of war were intercepting by sea all communi cations through that medium. On the subject of Santa Anna's release, the public feeling in Tex as would seem to be rather in op position to it. They cannot for get his base prostration of every principle of honor ami humanity, in his wanton butchery of their deceived and slaughtered coun trymen. He is now removed to the plantation of Dr. Phillips, a- bout 12 miles from Velasco, where he continues to be placed under a strong guard. Several merchant vessels have been converted into war craft by the Mexicans, for the purpose of protecting their coast and ship ping, from the Terrible and other Texian schooners of war, which, it would appear, have already captured several Mexican vessels. The beauties of the Scenery on the Broad Hiver, North Carolina (not French Broad.) A writer in ihe Charleston Courier speaks of this scenery as surpassingly grand and picturesque. The stream "for ten or eight miles, rushes over, granite ledges in an endless variety of cascades, while on each side rise the grandest mountains 1 ever saw. They look a thousand vcars older than all the Other mountains in our South ern upper country. Clothed in a roresi tor . about two-thirds of their height, they then break into precipices ot solid, naked granite, with a fringe of dwarf pines on the extreme summit. These precipi ces are several hundred feet in height, and continue several miles in length. They are fully equal in majesty and impressiveness to our noted 1 able Rock. This combination of rich scenery is in the Rutherford Mountains, but a lew miles from Ashville. JV. F. Star. The Sculptured Rock at Digh ton, Jlass. The Boston Trans cript gives a very neat engraving ol tins curiosity, which, since the settlement of the country, has puzzled the heads of our antiqua rians. Dr. Mather look a sketch of it in 1712; also, afterwards, Professors Sewall and Winihrop, and Kendall, ihe English travel ler, in 1807, which last is correct. Gen. Washington gazed on it, and thought he had seen similar sculp tures in Virginia, done, as he be lieved by the Aborigines. The rock is gneiss, of a dark purple red, on ihe sea shore, overflowed by every tide. It is 1 1 feet long and 5 high, and smooth as planed, where the inscriptions arc. Dr. Fmiklin sent copies of the in scriptions to European antiquari ans, who believed them Phoeni cian: we think ihey are Indian. There is a tradition il was an In dian place of bauUhmenti ib. The History of the Constitu tion. To every American reader, not only to every statesman and politician, but to every freeman capable of richly esteeming ihe institutions under which we live, no forthcoming work can be of greater interest than ihe only au thentic History of the Constitu tion of the Unitpd Slates, from the lucid and faithful pen of James Madison, the first (or one of the first) of its great founders and ar chitects. Of the value of such a work no one could be a better judge than Mr. Madison himself, and he has in his Will, providing for its publication, borne the most emphatic testimony on the subject, whilst directing the avails of ihe publication to be applied to pur poses wholly disinterested, hu mane, and literary. We are in debted to a friend for a copy of so much of the Will of the illustri ous deceased (dated April 15, 1835) as relates to this work; in which, as follows, we are sure that our readers will find much to interest them. Nat. Int. "I give all my personal estate of every description, ornamental as well as useful, except as hereinaf ter otherwise given, to my dear wife; and I also give to her all my manuscript papers, having entire confidence in her discreet and proper tise of them, but subject to the qualification in the succeeding clause. Considering the peculi arity and magnitude of the occa sion which produced ihe Conven tion at Philadelphia in 1787, the characters who composed it, ihe Constitution which resulted from their deliberations, its effects dur ing a trial of so many years on the people living under it, and the interest it has inspired among the friends of free government, it is not an unreasonable inference lhat a careful and extended report of the proceedings and discussions of thai body, which were wiui cioseu doors, by a member who was con stant in his attendance, will be particularly gratifying to the Peo ple of th? United States, and to all who take an interest in the progress of political science and the cause of true liberty. It is m v desire thai ihe report as made by me should be published under her authority anu oirecnun, mu, as ihe publication may yield a (considerable amount beyond the I necessary expences thereof, 1 give .the neti proceeds thereot lo my wife, charged with the following Legacies, to be paid out of that fund only," he. he. Unparalleled basenesst shall we call it? The term is not suffi ciently significant, nor can we conjure up an epithet to charac terize the features of depravity belonging to a transaction ' which has been just related to us. Let the reader judge. A white man whose name we withhold for the present? arrived here a few days ago in a small craft from Rich mond, having with him a negro' man and two small boys. He offered the boys for sale to several persons, but the price, $700, be-1 ing thought loo high, he lowered it to $450, which induced a sus picion that he had not come hon estly by them; but lo this suspi cion was opposed the ready dec laration of the negro man, thaij 3lr. )afJ bought him and the two boys, who were his children, in Petersburg. Still, however, it was thought proper lo investigate the matter, and the white man with the negroes were taken to the .Mayor's office, when the truth came out lhat ihe negro was a free man belonging to Petersburg; that ihe boys also were free, were his ow n children, and lhat he ban entered into a contract with ihe white monster to carry the chil dren abroad and sell them and di vide the money! All the parties are in custody. Norfolk Her. OC?Bra(lbury Allen, of Lex ington, Mass, cabinet makers, have decamped from there, ha ing committed extensive forgeries it is said to the amount of$!7,000 on the father and uncle of Allen. A Warning. Beniamin Rath- bun, of Buffalo, N. Y. has specu- ated and failed lo a large amount! 11 liabilities are estimated at early three millions of dollars; his property at $2,600,000. More than a million and a half is said to be paper with forged endorse ments some of it shaved at ruin ous rates. Ihe U. b. Bank of j Philadelphia is taken in for a for-j ged note of one hundred thousand j dollars. His paper has flooded! Wall street for six months, and the New York Hereid says, that to him and similar speculators, that city has been indebted for the enormous price of money. He has civen an extraordinary im pulse to ihe town of Buffalo last year building 165 fine brick stores the American House, w hich cost, along with its splendid furniture, $160,000! His prop erty has been assigned over to five trustees; and among the first to be paid are "the clerks, me chanics, and daily laborers in his employ at Buffalo and Niagara Falls; ' and also all persons to whom he was indebted for build ing materials, Sec. This is a just arrangement, tie is said to have had in his employment at ihe time of his explosion, more than 1200 hands. On the 3d inst. Lyman Rathbun. the brother, was arrest ed on a charge of forgery; and on the 4th, Benjamin was arrested 011 a similar charge. Both are now in jail, and are fully committed for trial. What a chapter in the wild history of speculation! As the Philadelphia Gazette observes be was ambitious, and aspired to the denomination of the Father of Buffalo; but he was feckless in his means, and will go down to history as the Felon of Buffalo. Among the multifarious items presented in Mr. Rathbun's sche dule of his personal property, we observe 60 wagons, 00 setts of harness, 120 team horses, 50 post coaches, 140 stage horses, and 4 canal boats. The Rochester Republican states that the wife of B.JRathbun, a very wonhy woman, was unable to bear ihe shock a revelation of his proceeding produced, and is now laboring under menial alien ation. x Great and destructive Flood in Tennessee and loss of life. The Nashville Republican of August loih, states that on the Monday preceding a tremendous and un paralleled torrent of rain had fall en in Dickson county, sweeping down the hills in such force as to carry away stock of all kind, fen ces, dwelling houses, iron works, he. Two families on Yellow Creek are said to have perished, with the exception of a negro, who saved himself by ascending a tree. Nearly every forge and furnace in the county are destroy ed. The valleys were literally filled with the torrents, and Cum berland river below lhat section, rose suddenly 25 feet in 2 hours. (tTlie corporation of New Orleans has purchased two cotton presses in that city, one for $375,000, and the other for $200,000. They occupy valua ble ground, and the object of the purchase, if we mistake not. is to remove ihem as nuisances lo the sections of the city where they are located. Carpenter's Machines. In Co bury, Upper Canada, a successful machine lias been put in operation which will in part make ihe hand labor of our carpenters of more effect. It supersedes the use of the hand in preparing boards for flooring, and is propelled by a two horse tread-wheel, and saws, planes, longues, and grooves, "with the greatest precision and facility." Paper V znctring. We yester day examined an elegant piece of furniture veneered with marble pa- per, in imitation of rose wood." The imitation was so perfect, and'' the veneering so exact, that an ex perienced painter was unable to discover lhat it was not grained with paint, though he considered it almost impossible to shade and j blend colors in such a beautiful j manner. The paper was from) the manufactory of Messrs. S. C. h E. Mann, of this town. They have brought the manufacture of colored and marble papers to a. higher state of perfection than any establishment in the United States. This plan of veneering furniture, we think, will prove a very useful! improvement. It combines three! very desirable qualities elegance, durability and cheapness. A common pine table can be cover ed, in imitation of rose wood, for $1 50, in a style that would defy the most skillful painter in the world to equal. It is the opinion of cabinet makers that it will wear much longer than common ve neering. Dedham (Mass.) Pat. j Q7The brick house No. 144 Fulton street, four stories high, and 25 feet wide by upwards of 60 deep, is in ihe process of being moved back 20 feet or more, so as to correspond with the line of the widened street. The furniture remains in the house, the goods in the stores, (which occupy the low er floor,) and even ihe tenants need not leave the premises by reason of any danger lo which they would be liable. We are told ihts is one of ihe largest brick buildings ever removed entire, i JV. Y. Jour, of Com. Beater, Pa. Aug. 3. An Ohio paper speaks of a boy that, at 12 years of age, weighed 160 pounds. Pretty fair weight, to be sure; but not up to Beaver county. We have a heavier case, or rather, pair of cases, as follows: About three weeks ago, a pair, or match, as Ihe case may be, were married in the southern corner of this county, and from the hvmenial al tar were taken to ihe scales, they were "weighed in the balance," and certainly not found wanting. Their weight, in conjunction, w as 750 pounds ! ! OThere are four persons re siding in the neighborhood of Hatcher's Pond, in Edgefield dis trict, S. C. whose united ages amount to 3S8 years. One of the parlies, Mary Wise, is 115 vears old. Thev can all of ihem ride almost any distance on horse back, and are capable of attend ing to their ordinary duties. Deception and Revenge. A medical man of New Orleans, Dr. Alexander Leger, charged with bigamy at New Orleans, to escape the law fled lo Havana, but lately returned, w hen he was apprehend ed on the charge of Louisa Beau vais, whom he had married in this country, although having a living wife in France. He was unable to give bail for $5000, which was required, and he was removed to jail, but on his way back he was fired upon and supposed to be mortally wounded by the only son of ihe lady whom he had de ceived. The ball entered his forehead. JV". Y. Star. Murder and Suicide. Hiram Norton inhumanly murdered his. w ife with an axe, in Forsyth coun ty, on the 30th ult. causing her death instantly. He sent word of it to the neighbors, and then drowned himself in the river. The event is imputed to religious mel ancholy in the husband. ib. Singular Death. A man na med George Hailey, lately fell from a vessel into the water near Baltimore. The water being shallow, he came plump upon the bottom, and in contact with a large lobster, which caught him by one of his ears and held fast. He was drowned in consequence. When the body was found, about an hour after, the lobster had still a good grip upon the ear. Philadelphia Trans. OCIt is stated that there were 547,000 volumes of books printed in the United States last year, ex clusive of pamphlets, periodicals, and repeated editions. Horrid Fanaticism in Spain. A poor cobbler at Bilboa, suspec ted of adverse politics, was lately dragged to the market place, and at length stabbed and pel ted lo death by an infuriated mob, among them several women who washed their hands in his blood, making their children do ihe same, while ihey danced fan dangoes and sang low obscene songs around the corpse in exulta tion of their execrable triumph! JV. Y. Star. The way they commit suicide, in Paris. There were 229 suicides in Paris in 1835. Of these 73 were females, most of whom pre ferred the death by suffocation from charcoal fumes. The fash ion may have come from ihe Sul tan, who strangles his discarded mistresses in a sack. Not one of the women used a pointed instru ment. They are not fond of steel, except in their corset bones. Af ter 30 the women abandon suicide, but the men go on to 50. Treasure of Morocco. In some chambers in the city of Mekinez, it is estimated, are entombed 50 millions worth of Spanish dollars; consisting of jewellery, bars of gold and silver, belonging to ihe, reigning monarch."