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Tarborough, (Edgecombe County, X. C.) Saturday, Jpril 29, 1837.
Vol XIII Xo. t7.
j The " Ta rb o ro u Press. ' '
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NEW ARRIVAL OF
Spring $ Summer
Cheap Cash store.
AS just returned from the Northern
cities, where he has purchased at
I txceedingly Low Prices, a LARGE and
! Splendid Assortment of
FANCY AND STAPLE
Hardware, China, Glass and
Which he offers at a very small advance on
The Xew York Cost,
And feels confident he can convince all
who may favor hint with a call that his
Stock not only comprises a most splendid
variety, but having purchased them in
many instances at a great sacrifice to the
importer, he will offer them at such aston.
ishingly low prices as he flatters himself
willfully meet the views of those whose
object is to buy
Fresh & fashionable Goods
At very low Prices.
TERMS Cash, or the usunl credit to
Tarboro', April 3. 1837.
King SfJEdmon dson
Have now on hand a variety of
Spring and Summer
Hardware, Groceries, &c.
All of ivltirh thpv arc ivilllitcr In dienncp nf
j At cost for Cash,
Or at a very small advance on a credit to
punctual customers. All persons wishing
to avoid paying a large profit on Goads,
(bould not fail to avail themselves of this
j Great Opportunity
iWe would further say to our customers, we
ao this lor the purpose ot making room for
1 larger Stock of Goods
In the Fall. Call at the sisn of . Kine,
wbere the bargains may be found.
Kins & Edmondson
I V 1 a . 4
inruoro, JUiy JSI, lbiK.
OURSUANT to a Resolution of the
Stockholders of this Bank, at their
'st annual General Meeting, all persons
hlViner Claims nn csiirl Rani f..r tY,vldi.nAa
I f Capital or Profits Depositee, or Notes
uea by the Principal Bank or its Bran
cues, are earnestly desired lo present them
"r payment to the Treasurer of the Bank,
m or before
The first Monday in De
Oiherwi.e, they will be barred, as the
stockholders will then make ajinal divi
deud of i he eflcds of the Bank.
& F. PrfTTERSON,PresU.
JgK Dec. 23, 183fi. 1
likely young negro Girl,
j AKed al.ont eight years, is offered for sale
j" accommodating terms.
Apply at Ms Vflice.
f voruary 6th, 1837.
WE propoe to publish in the
town ot" Tarboro', Edgecombe
County, N. C a weekly paper, enti
M. EDWAliD MANNING,
Jind minted biJ. IV Manning.
(We have adopted lor the title of'
the paper; Scxvola, in honor of
Mucius Scxvola of ancient Home,
who was willing to lay down his life
as a sacrifice for Republicanism, and
did burn and torture the hand in lire,
that missed Pursenna the invader of
their Rights.) According to custom
we proceed to lay before the publick
an analysis upon which this paper
will be conducted. Its columns will'
be devoted to Politics, Commerce,
Agriculture, Internal Improvements,
Science in general. It cannot fail of
being useful to the Politician, the
Merchant, the Farmer, the Me-
chanic, the Physician, and Literary
men who dislike to trouble them-
selves (entirely' with the plenitude
of polmcal strife. We are resolved .
to exert every nerve of our sensori- :
urn to render it useful and uleasmtr to
the Ladies: who. Vetur a-like are
the arbitresses of the world. The
principles ot Democracy (the watch '
tower of liberty,) will be defended
with every talent we are master of.
The adinin'iNtration of Martin Van
Buren, and R. M.Johnson: will be
supported, and its Jackson-like course
advocated with sanguine fervencv.
11 the most imnortant and interest
ing: proceedings of Concress. and the
State Legislature, will be reDorted.
v e shall endeavor to obtain the la-
test commercial news from the
North, and lay before our patrtns
with desuatch. We intend to avail
ourselves of the advantage of the ,
mai jiuuMtauuii) uu me suujitis oil
internal imnrovement. and aet ir.nl- i
ture, and by that means will be able
to select a number et essays, which I
cannot fail, of being useful to ail who ;
have the prosperity of their country
We will nrocure all imnortant and '
M 1 i
necessary information in Medicine, i
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iiu.-invai lu'v aim t iiicil uauni"
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portion of the Scxvola will general-;
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uur iiuu i cat c i. iiudik iiv. t
ucutvunu luttiicniuio, auu jiuiiic
literature; and whitrtrerv blown skv-
high. Knowing the necessity of the
rimlical in the town of TaihornV we 1
call on the Rood people of Edee- .
combe and adjoining counties, and ;
the inhabitants of the US. to patron-:
ise and sustain us in carrying out the ;
pi inciples of Democracy.
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ortnted on an imnerial sheet at ;i ;
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the year. No subscription will be I
received tor a less period than a
year; and the paper will not be dis
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quent insertion. A liberal discount
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May, and those that will obtain six
responsible subscribers will be enti
tled to one paper gratis.
Tr'Jlll P. Afatters in the State will
filease act as jfgents for the Tarboro
March 14, 1837.
The Young Jack,
WILL STAND the ensuing season at
m v stable, on the north sirl nf
Tar River, on the road leading- from Teat'g
bridge to the alls lar ttiver, three miles
above the bridge and will be let to mares
at THREE DOLLARS the single lean.
FIVE Dollars the season, and NINE Dol
lars to insure a mare to db in toai wun
twenty-five cents to the Groom in every
instance. A transfer of property forfeits
the insurance. The season will commence
the 10th of March and end the 10th July.
Everv attention will be oaid. but no res
ponsibility for accidents, &c.
Is four vears old. and a terv large sized
Jack to his age. His appearance is the
best recommendation that can be given.
Ii. I) Wimbertey.
February 24, 1837
BECAUSE I'M TWENTY-FIVE.
By Mary Norton.
Tis wondrous strange how great the
...?,nc5 ' was in mv teens;
1 "en I had beaux and billet-doux,
n A"d J"ied the gayest scene,
"overs now have ceased to vow;
.way they now contrive
1 '. P0,!onhangtor drown themselves,
Because I'm twenty-five,
Once, if the night was e'er so bright,
I ne'er abroad could roam
Without the bliss, the honor, Miss,
Of seeing you safe home.'
But now I go through rain and snow
Pursued and scarce alive,
Thro' all the dark wirhm.a cort
( Because I'm twenty-five,
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i a k. . , ca. . a ..me a11
i And "ho a Sw '
. ''1 .Ul " n C leek. " Pa,e
vftI1P rnv tKo, , ' '
a.i .i-v. i r
Ad I??VCih5.ck !? v,n ma' Peak
Now, if a ride improves my side,
1 m iwcea to take the stage;
For that is deemed quite proper for
. A person of my age.
And then no hand is offered me
i'o help me out alive;
They think 't won't hurt me now to
Because I'm twenty-five.
O dear! tis queer that every year
a"stu um'i c auu nunc.
I'm sngntea more and more,
For not a beau nretenrk tn h,lu,
His head within our door.
Nor t ide, nm- rv.rH n. cfr ,t
And she might near as well be dead.
As say, '1 m twtnt -five.'
Yt W HInFEKKK,
a i. i. r.i r .
j" "UVJ oiunoj Ireland.
I 1 waik through the ruined
town of KilmnlldfL. inci nnidrla
- v . - . J'vi- V U I U V.
of it you will fee, hard by the bie
oia oaK a dilapidated iorre. in
. i , . - ,
mat lorsre ine si rnkps nf the
hammer have ceased lo vibrate on
1 1 1 I.. - ,. .
mr cji , auu tie vvno once wielded
unt, h . j f J
A pleasant fellow he was before
he was laid where he is and a
Cever fellow wilhal. But what
m,,i. . . . . ,
ma ,e ,,Im most ,amous ,n h,s !av
and generation, was his power ot
by a whiper;
whence he went by the r.aoie ol
The VhiM,erer." a( his iW
was spread over the six counlie
of song-abounding Munsler. Give
him the fiercest horse that ever
broke a man's neck, and Terence
O'Sullivan for that was the
Whisperer's name boldly went
up lo mm, clapped his hand upon
his mane, applied hi mouth lo his
ear, whirred something. God
knows what, into it, and in two
m miliar n f t arur n -) o lk ! I
was as quiet as a quaker! Some
said it was effected by this meth
od, and some by that; but it was
all mere guessing, anil to ihisday
nobody knows the real truth, ex
cepting his son Dennis, to whom
the old man told the secret on his
deaih bed. But there is an old
saying, 1 hat the world always goes
on Irom bad to worse, and it is ve
rified in thisca?e; for Dennisdoes
not manage the business half so
well as his father. They ?ay the
reason is, that he does not go up
lo the horse as boldly as the old
man, (a dashing, off hand fellow,
who feared neither man nor beast)
was wont to do; and it may be
that there is something in it, for a
man's horse in this respect, is like
his sweetheart, and it is not the
worse for being approached with
some degree of spirit.
However, it mailers not as to
the precise way the Whisperer
operated, the manner in which he
originally acquainted himself with
the art was this. Terence was
one day at his forge, busily em
ployed, as usual, in fashioning a
horse shoe, thinking of nothing at
all, but barely whistling; when
there came by a soldier, lame and
way worn, toiling alone slowlv
on Ihe dusly road, in the heal of a
'The blessing of God and ihe
v irgin be upon you," said Ter
ence to the weary man.
"I am afraid," said ihe soldier,
'I have " liitle chance of either;
thank you nevertheless for the
kindness of your prayer. But
add to the good wish a good deed.
I am faint with thirst, srive me a
drink of water."
So Terence answered him from
amid the sparkles of the fire, as
ne slid labored at Ihe iron:
"I drink no water except when
I cannot help it, and I've no no
tion of dome to another, what I
would not wish to be done to tnv-
self. The besl of buttermilk from
Ihis to Dublin shall be at your
service," and laying down his
sledge hammer, he went and
brought some to the poor soldier.
ihe traveller drank easerlv of
the Droferred bowl, and
had finished it said, "vou have
done to me a kind service, and
though you see me here poor as
the poorest, yet I know that which
will make you rich. Come be
hind ihe forge and 1 will let you
into a secret."
Terence O'Sullivan wondered
at the man's language but he fol
lowed him behind Ihe forge; and
there Ihe weary soldier told him
his secret. Terence was some
what sceptical, but promised to
make trial, and when at length he
did so, to his very greal amaze
ment, every thing turned out as
the soldier had predicted. After
the soldier had told his secret, he
shook the hand of the smith, and
walking away westward, was ne
ver again seen or heard of in Kil
mallock. Terence's fame spread far and
wide, and he broke every horse
twenly miles round. The onlv
complaint was, that he broke Ihe
horses so completely that they
had no spirit alter his whisper.
Certain it is, that when Ihey fir;t
heard it, they trembled from head
to hoof, a cold sweat stood all
over their bodies, and il was said,
that they never were good for ei
ther the chase or the race after
wards. And it became a saying
in Ihe country when, as some
limes happened to be I lie case, a
rattling and rioting young bache
lor became a quiet aud ober sort
of man alter his marriage, that he
had endured the infliclion of Te
rence O'Sullivan's whisper.
When his fame was at the great
est, it came lo pass, that one of the
finest young fellows in the parish,
or seven parishes beyond it, a lad
of the name of Jerry Ryan, fell in
love with as pretty a girl as you
would wish to see, Mary Mul
chay, whose father had for thirty
years kept the village school, and
was now dead. Why Jerry Ry
an fell in love with Mary Mul
chay, I cannot undertake to say;
but I suppose it was for the same
reason that a vouns man falls in
love wilh a young woman all the
world over. It was his luck; and
when it is a man's luck lo fall in
love, he may as well not make
any bustle about it, for do it he
But as somebodv says fand a
clever body he was; I venture to
say he was a gentleman of God'
" The course of true lover never did
' run smooth."
And the rough spot of his love
was, that Mary Mulchay's moth
er was second cousin to Jerrv
Ryan s aunt; which is a decree ol
relationship that prevents matri
many in the church ol Rome. S
Jerry Ryan went to the priest a-
bout it; and as bad luck would
have it, he went to him at a time
when he happened to be cross, by
reason of a dispute he had that
morning wilh his niece. There
never is a worse time to ask a fa
vor of any nody, than just such a
time and Jerry was accordingly-
Go, get ye gone out of my
nouse. ve eood ior nomine lei
9 if C C
low," said Dr. Delany," (that was
I the priest's name,) "get out of ny
house, & I hope it will he a long
day. before I see you in it again.
What, do you want me to break
the law of God and the canons of
ihe church? to fly in the face ol
Ihe holy decretals, to violate the
orders of sacred- councils, and
marry you lo Mary Mulchay,
who is second cousin to your own
born aunt? Jerry Ryan, Jerry
Ryan, it is with sorrow 1 say i
of your mother's son, who was a
decent woman, God rest her swul,
you are not much better than a
And this and much more he
said; and he roared and bawled
so loud, that he got himself into a
towering passion, and Jerry was
lain lo leave the house; which he
did, looking melancholy enough,
for he loved the girl too well to
understand, why her being sec
ond cousin to his aunt should hin
der her from being his wile.
While he was walking down
the road, sorrowfully sauntering
along, Ihe Whisperer rode by.
"What is it ails you," said he,
"Jerry Ryan, that you look as
down in the mouth as a bull that
has lost his horns?"
So Jerry told him the particu
lars of his interview with the
"I wish," said he, "Terence,
that you had as much power over
obstinate priests, as over slubborn
horse, and that you could whisner
old Delany into reason.
"And may be 4 have," said the
"I know," said Jerry sighing,
"that I had rather twenty oound
that your words were true."
I wenty pounds!" said Ter
ence O'Sullivan, "are you quite
"Perfectly so," said the amo
"Well," quoth the Whisperer,
"have it your own way; a lime
may come, my boy, when you
would give twenty - pounds to gel
rid of a wife, as I know for a rea
son I'll nol disclose. But I was
not joking in the least. Give me
Ihe twenty pounds, and if you are
not married by this day week to
Mary Mulchay, may I never set
foot in stirrup to the hour of my
Jerry Ryan did not half believe
the Whisperer, and yet his lame
was great. At length he made
up his mind, aud gave Terence
the twenty puunds, making him
swear upon the mass book, that il
he did nol succeed, the money
should be put back again safe and
sound in his hands.
Away went the Whisperer, but
not at once to the priest. He
knew the world better; and he
waited until after dinner, when
his reverence was over his turn
bier of punch. Nothing solteos a
man's heart so much, as Terence
knew from his own experience.
"Is it about the bay mare you
are come to me. Terence, mv
Inendf You'll take a glass ol
punch. I am sure."
"Aye," replied the Whisperer,
"or two of them if il would do any
good to your reverence."
So he sal down, and Ihey talk
ed away as fast as they could.
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about the heat of the weather, the
potato crop, the price ol whiskey,
squire Johnson's last hunt, the
Catholic emancipation, ihe new
road under the hill every thing
in the world. And at last, when
the priest was in thehttghtof
good humor, the Whisperer bro't
in ihe business of Jerry Ryan, in
the easiest way he could.
"Don't talk to me about it,"
said the doctor, "Terence O'Sul
livan, but drink your punch in
peaceit can't be. They are loo
near akin. It's cleaily against
the law of the church."
And he quoted St. Augustine,
and Thomas Aquinas, and Sard.
napalus, and Nebuchadnezzar, and
other fathers of the church; which
be well knew how to do, being
regularly bred in the famous uni
versity of Salamanca, where he
ook his decree of doctor of canon
law, in the year eighty one.
The Whisperer waited to the
end of the doctot's speech, and
It's a might' fine thing, doc
tor, 10 be o It anted a man. How
your head holds ail that knowl
e,,gp, is more lhan I san say."
On which the doctor smiled.
'But' continued Terence,
lhere was not a saint among
them who would nol listen to
reason, and if your rtvetence
would just let mV whisner one
minute lo you, may be vou'd
think heller of it."
"Whimper to me, man, said
the priest, "do you take me for a
"God forbid, said the Whis
perer, "that 1 should compart
your reverence to a brute baste.
But let me try."
"Well," said the priest, "lhisi
one of the foolishest things I ever
heard of; but if you insist upon
if, you may follow your own va
gary, only 1 tell vou it's no use.
for I never '
"Don't be rash, father Dela-
ney, said the Whisperer, and
pulling his mouth close to the ear
of the priest, he whispered some
thing to him.
"0!' said Ihe ptiest, "bul vou
are a wonderful man, Terence O'
Sullivan that alters the eae. I
see Ihe thing in quite a different
light. The poor young creatures!
Send them to me and we'll settle
the matter." And he buttoned
up his breeches pocket.
Now what did ihe Whisperer
say? I can't gues. But whatev
er il was, Jerry Ryan and Mary
Mulchay were married that day
week, and the Whisperer danced
at the wedding.
"Il would be a quare (queer)
thing," said he, "if 1, who could
lame Ihe strongest horse in the
country, would not be able to
tame an old priest."
C7Girls are so scarce at Chi
cago, that on the arrival of the
steamboats from Buffalo and De
troit, ill business is suspended
and crowds of desolate, rich
young bachelors, flock to the
wharves with noose in hand, to
catch the beautiful creatures as
they step on shore! What a
chance for single ladies who want
husbands! Pet. Con,
Jl Heroine. An instance of fe
male heroism is related as having
taken place during the late cam
paign against the Seminoles of
Florida, well worthy of being
handed down io posterity.
Mr. Sikes, together with his wife,
Iheir only daughter, her husband,
Lieut. Smiley, and infant child,
and three old neuro women occu
pied a house which was attacked
by a large body of Indians. The
first alarm was given by the dis
charge of ihree muskets fired at
Lieut. Smiley, who was chopping
wood in the yard, the balls from
which caused his immediate dealh.
His father-in-law, who was near
him, fled instantly to theljou.'e,
which he entered without injury.
Fortunately there were seven mus
kets in ihe dwelling, which were
loaded in succession by the negro
women and discharged at the as
sailants by Mr. Sikes and his Wife
and daughter. The last men
tioned lady was very active in
avenging the death of her hus
band, and killed three of the In
dians. The attack was continued
until dark, when the savages reti
red having lost five or six of their
number. Phil Ena.
C7A gentleman bv the name
H. W. Turpin, of Richmond,
Virginia, commuted suicide this
morning by cutting his throat
with a razor, at the Southern Ho
tel. No cause assigned.
(ITWe learn from the Boston
Morning Post, that the mortality
among children in. the western
part of Massachusetts Is very
gneat. bcarlet fever and canker
rash are the prevailing disorders.
JV. Y. Star.