Tarboro' press. volume (Tarborough, (Edgecombe Co., N.C.)) 1835-1851, April 29, 1837, Image 1
Whole Xo. 053. Tarborough, (Edgecombe County, X. C.) Saturday, Jpril 29, 1837. Vol XIII Xo. t7. 1 j The " Ta rb o ro u Press. ' ' ( BV GKORGE HOWAI5D, I U publislied wepk!y,nt7'ico Dollars find ? FifluCent-i per y far, if paid in advance or, Tkrt t Dollars, at the expiration ofthe ViiKCripti"' vear. for any periox. less than a vnr.Twenly-Jivf.Ctnts per month. Subscribers arc at liberty lodtscontiiine at "any time, oi r i v i n j notice thereof and "paying arre:ir? those refilling dis- tance mint iiivariablypay in advance, r .'give a responsible reference inthivitiii v. t Advertisements not exceeding 16 line: I. . .. 'II I . tn lenf tn tor a sqnirei win up inscrKti si ilrcnlc the first insertion ftiQrireiiis earl "continuance. Longer ones at that rate Ifor every square. Advertisements must j be marked the numlrerol insertion reqtii ,red,or they will be continued nntil other fuise ordered. and charred nrrm-dinplv. Letters addressed to thehditor must be -post paiJ.or they may not he attended to. NEW ARRIVAL OF Spring $ Summer AT THE Cheap Cash store. James Weddell, 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 GROCERIES, HATS, SHOES, Hardware, China, Glass and Earthen ware, 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 punctual customers. Tarboro', April 3. 1837. CERTAIN. 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. State Bank OXorth Carolina. 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 cember 7ieivt, 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 For 8ale. 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. " PROSPECTUS F THE Tarboro9 Sccccola. !!:- WE propoe to publish in the town ot" Tarboro', Edgecombe County, N. C a weekly paper, enti tled, the Tarboro' kcwvola, EDITED BY 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, Mtchanics.Medicine.Literature. and 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 at heart. We will nrocure all imnortant and ' M 1 i necessary information in Medicine, i k; .i ; " :r .:;;,,r :z. : l.: r iiu.-invai lu'v aim t iiicil uauni" i .. ...i . . : ....ri- . . portion of the Scxvola will general-; I., ko.i.,.!.. I. .1 i ' 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. TERMS. The Scxvola will be 1 ortnted on an imnerial sheet at ;i ; per annum or $3 50 at the end of ; the year. No subscription will be I received tor a less period than a year; and the paper will not be dis continued until orders are received to that effect, and all arrearages set tled. Advertising at the rate of one dollar per square for three inser tions, and 25 cents for each subse quent insertion. A liberal discount will be made to those who advertise by the year. All letters to be ad dressed to Tarboro', Edgecombe Co. Is. Carolina, post paid. I he first XT ...:ti u.. : . u mk ( lfn.. next. All those holding subscription . - . ' .- nsis win iorwaru mem oy ine nrsioi 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 octsvota. March 14, 1837. 7 The Young Jack, EDGECOMBE, 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 ----- w ponsibility for accidents, &c. Edgecombe, 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 Miscellaneous BECAUSE I'M TWENTY-FIVE. By Mary Norton. Tis wondrous strange how great the change ...?,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, ' t-i.. .... i a k. . , ca. . a ..me a11 i And "ho a Sw ' An . ''1 .Ul " n C leek. " Pa,e vftI1P rnv tKo, , ' ' a.i .i-v. i r Ad I??VCih5.ck !? v,n ma' Peak "y.nW. 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 fall, 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 iu.. ' 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 - ivuiu hammer have ceased lo vibrate on 1 1 1 I.. - ,. . mr cji , auu tie vvno once wielded it unt, h . j f J ahbe. 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 DreaKinir lior.ses 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 inly day. '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 must. But as somebodv says fand a clever body he was; I venture to say he was a gentleman of God' own making:) " 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- refused. 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 heretic." 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 priest. "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 Whisperer. "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 in earnest?" "Perfectly so," said the amo rous bachelor. "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 dealh." 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. ... - -, j 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 then said: 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 horse?" "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.