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Tarborough, (hdgeeombe County, jr. C.) Saturday, May G, 1837.
Vol XIII X0.
Tae "Tarborough Press,"
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NEW ARRIVAL OF
Spring t$ Summer
Cheap Cash store.
H just returned from the Northern
cities, where he lias purchased at
exceedingly Luxe Prices, a LARGE and
Splendid Assortment of
FANCY AND STAPLE
Hardware, China, Glass and
Which he offers at a very 6tnaH advance on
The Jfew Vork Cost,
And fe-ls confident he can convince all
who may favr him with a call that his
Stock not only comprises a m-st splendid
VHriety, hut 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
vill fully meet the views of those whose
object is to buy
Fresh & fashionable Goods
At very low Prices.
TERMS Cash, or the usual credit to
Tarboru', April 3. 1837.
A' big ifEdmon dson j
(Have now on hand a variety of
Spring aud Summer
Hardware, Groceries, 3c.
All of which they are willing to dispose of
At cost for Cash,
Or at a very small advance on a credit to
punctual customers. AH persons wishing
to avoid paying a large profit on Goods,
should not fail to avail themselves of this
We would further say to our customers, we
do tl'is for the purpose of making room for
.2 larger Slock of Goods
In the Fall. Call at the sign of. King,
whpre the bargains may b found.
King & Edmondson.
Tarboro1, July 1st, 1836.
The Young Jack,
WILL STAND the ensuing season at
my stable, on the north side of
"l" River, on the road leading from Teat's
'"i3 to the Falls Tar River, three miles
alcove (he bri.lge and will be let to mares
t THREE DOLLARS the single leap,
H E Dollars the season, and NINE Dol
ors io insure a mare to be in foal with
twenty-five cents to the Groom in every
'stance. A transfer of property forfeits
l"-- insurance. The season will commence
the 10th of March and end the 10th July.
-very attention will be paid, but no res
ponsibility lor accidents, &:c.
Is four years olJ, and a very large sized
ck to his e. jjjs appearance is the
u't leconainendatiou that can be given.
B D Wimhertey.
Ffhruarv 24. 1S3T
Great fountain of perpetual light!
Parent of seasons and of day.
Whose ponderous bulk, in balance
The sum of planet worlds outweigh;
Why shines thy face in dazzling
Of glorious, unexhausted beams?
Art thou a globe of light alone.
1 hat lias these many ages past,
Still ceaseless, and unwasted shone,
And to i he end of time mav last?
If so, in what mysterious way,
Docs nature still supply thy "ray?
Or if ihou art a mass of fire,
Dispensing heat to worlds afar.
Which else without thee must expire,
As well as our terrestrial star:
What fuel feeds thy lasting fiame,
na: inou maystever shine the same?
Hright tuminarv of the skie-.!
In whose broad blaze less orbs are
Earth still lias seen thee set and rise.
And ceaseless, tireless, run thy
Save that long day, so slow to close,
hen conquering Joshua chased his
I'hou look'st abroad with boundless
See'st all earth's mighty oceans
See'st every clime and region thro',
r rom sea to sea, trom bole to nole.
He only that created thee,
Looks forth with greater majesty.
Not earth alone, with varying climes,
With vast extended sea and land,
Great empires risen in various times,
And cities too that long may stand;
Her sister planets share thy "view.
And all their bright attendants too.
Yet here and there is many a nook.
Where never peeps thy dazzling
And beings have thy face forsook,
To make such spot a hiding place.
They darkness love and light eschew,
For evil are the deeds they do.
A thousand objects meet thy view,
Beyond the reach of mortal ken;
A thousand things, both old and new,
That might amuse the sons of men;
Yet nought the wiser still are we.
For aught that thou alone mayV see.
O could I piss the round wi'h thee,
From east to west, cv round to east,
The many things I then should see,
Would give mine eyes one goodly
O'er all the scope of lands and seas,
rrcm us to our antipodes.
of all thou see'st around.
tellest not in mortal ear?
Since things full manv might be found.
T hat would not give delight to hear.
Enough of evils, wrongs, and wo,
The sons of men already know.
Then, glorious orb, thy course pursue,
And, silent, keep thy circling way;
The days and seasons still renew,
And cheer us with thy genial ray:
Let nature feel thy living glow.
Thro all her various tribes below.
THE TWO WIVES.
"The blast howls like the scream
of a wild goose, and the feathers
will soon fall in the shape of snow
flakes," said Alonzo to me one af
ternoon, as we were standing by
ihe comer of a street, and dream
ing of sleigh bells and warm
brown hearths. "Ere you can
reach your house," continued he,
"the storm will burst forth. Come
then, and go home with me. You
have heard of rny Maria, a pa
raxon of women the best of
wives Allons ! you shall see
how she will receive her husband's
Alonzo had mentioned his wife
to me before, and although there
was nothing particularly enga
ging in the description, yet one
that you often hear of you feel
some curiosity to see. As we hi
ed toward the mansion which my
friend rented, we met our mutual
friend Daggett. He, too, had a
wife, and straightway, when he
had passed, did Alonzo fail to
commisserate the fate of his friend
"A wife he has, indeed," said
Alonzo, but no more like mine
(han than comparison aches
with itnpotency at the thought!
tVhy, s.r, she hath not the heart
of a woman, which is, ought to be,
all sensibility. jiy friend Da-
gett is a fellow of mind of geni
usbut unhappily he is unjle'd to
a woman who cannot appreciate
htm, and who is a complete nobo
dy. But here is my house. En
ter and see what woman can be.
As Alor.zo pronounced these
words, the door flew open. I
glanced at the staircase, and saw
that a broom had not passed over
it very lately. The hall lamn
was untrimmed,and the brasses on
the doors had not seen rotten
stone in many days. We entered
the room. A young lady sat by
the window, apparently counting
her fingers, for no other occupa
tion seemed to engross her atten
tion. Her dress was good so far
as the quality of the cloth was
concerned but there was a great
lack ol neatness therein, and even'
the vulgar idea of soap and, water
obtruded as we looked upon the(
isthmus which joined her head to
her shoulders. But we had not!
long to make these remarks, as
she arose on our entrance and em
braced Alonzo as if she had no
seen hun before for n rnnmli 1
was introduced, and Maria gave
us to understand that as the acT
quaintauce aud friend of her in
comparable Alonzo, we were a
Having stumbled over a broom
and a bandbox which lay in ele
gant negligence in the middle of
the floor, we lound the way to a
chair thickly covered with dust.
It was rather late in the afternoon,
and we were glad to hear Alonzo
tell her to place the dinner on ihe
table. She replied, "certainly,
my Alonzo, nothing gives me more
pleasure than to wait upon ou!
You know it is my meat ant my
drink to obey your wishes."
Alonzo turned to us with asmile
of triumph as she wentslowly
from tiie room, and said, "can I
avoid adoring a woman who so
readily executes all my orders.
You heard what she said i
We bowed and vtailefc I be
came extremely hungry but in the
course ol hall at; houf. we heard
the slow aud heavy sts of Ma
ria approaching the rAm. "Now
thought we, we shall break our
fast. The raw aircives one a
Mana entered, yt instead ol
bearing in her hards a smoking
platter on a table, f.er arms were
loaded with books and pictures.
We now expected that Alonzo
would seriously chide, but he
again glanced at us most trium
"See what it i to have an intel
We were now compelled to ex
amine a dozen volumes and listen
to the remarks of the enlightened
Maria. The sun had declined
very near the naked tree on the
western hill Lefore the subject of
dinner was again mentioned
when Alonzo seemed to start as if
from a tranee, and rather pettish
ly requested ihat dinner might be
immediately Drought in.
The harsli tone ol his voice
brought tears into the eyes of Ma-
i. .i i . . i
ria, who uirew uer arms aooui nis
neck, and declared she could not
live if he was offended with her.
This was all very interesting, of
course, and as the aflecting inter
view lasted some lime, it seemed
to give us better appetite for din
ner. After Alonzo had soothed
his beloved, and dried her tears,
he discovered that his ruffles had
suffered much from the embrace,
and gently hinted that he should
like to put them off and new equip
his neck and bosom.
"How unfortunately!" cried
she, "they have not yet come from
'.But, Maria, my dear, you ca
send for them."
"Thev are iust crone." answer
ed she pulling up the heel of her
-hoe to hide a hole in the stocking
"Why, M aria! Maria! iiovv ma-
y times have I requested you to
nave a change of linen always on
"I know it said she. nlain
tively, "alas! I am always making
tnose unhappy whom I love!"
"Don't Weep, dear Maria." be
Well, said we, looking at our
watch, and moviner towards the
oor "we have an appointment,
"Surely," cried Alonzo, not
before dinner hurry, Maria, and
have it on the table."
Maria was gone a quarter of an
hour, when she came in with a
pUtter of meat, which she carried
so daintily, just touching it with
the tip of her fingers, that it slip
ped from her grasp the dish was
! broken to fragments, and the meat
rolled upon the carpet. Alonzo
broke forth in n vinUt c;
and accidentally set foot upon the
grease Vhen he came tumbling to
the floor. Hi
and clung to his neck, demanding
i .. o V lUIItU uui
it lie was hurt, and we forthwith
look our departure.
Hungry, cold and weary, we
passed swiftly akng the street.
Evening had set in; and we saw a
brigli heerful light shining thro'
the blinds of a neat dwelling on
the opposite side of the street.
D igett's voice was the next mo
ment,' heard. He stood on the
step of his house and invited us
to walk in. Wp rl id cn Hie
wife received us without much ce
remony, for she was busied about
household affairs. She asked us
if we had supped, and when we
told her that we had not yet dined,
she moved out of the room as
noiseless as a spirit aud as quick
as lightning. We had scarcely
time to mak her neatly formed
ankle and pretty foot, before a
snowy cloth was spread upon the
table. Five minutes sufficed to
cover it with viands of a most de
licious flavor, and cooked in a
style seldom surpassed. When
her husband spoke, she was all at
tention; and before he had finish
ed, the thing wanted was produ
cedthe half expressed command
was executed. It is true she did
not tell him that she loved him
like a god but administered to
his comforts, aud anticipated his
wishes with a celerity and propri
ety that novels seldom describe.
We left the house comfortable in
mind and bod', and resolved
when we took a wife to choose
one who loved us with her bauds
and feet as well as with her heart.
flA woman may be of great
assistance to her husband, in busi
ness, by wearing a cheerful smile
continually upon her countenance.
A man's perplexities and gloomi
ness are increased a hundred fold
when his better half moves about
with a continual scowl upon her
A pleasant, cheerful wife is as a
rainbow set in the sky when her
husband's mind is tossed with
storms and tempests; but a dissat
isfied and fretful wife, in the hour
of trouble, is like one of those
fiends who are appointed to tor
ture lost spirits. Boston Pearl.
Quite a Heroine. It will be
recollected by our readers, that in
our last paper, we noticed the
conviction of James Skaggs and
Richard Heath, for passing coun
terfeit money. The latter convict
made his escape on last Sunday
night, in a manner somewhat sin
gular. The wife of the prisoner
was admitted by the jailor to an
interview with her husband, repre
senting that she was about to
leave this country, and that it was
the last tiirJe she expected to see
(inn. Alter some time, the tailot
returned to the prisoner's anart-
uient, and found Mrs. Heath, (as
was supposed,) ready to take leave
of her husband wrapped up in
her cloak and her face concealed
by her bonnet. Thus attired she
was suffered to pass out of he
prison, all the time sobbing aloud
in the greatest apparent distress.
On visiting the jail the next morn
ing, instead of the convict, Mrs.
Heath was found neatly dressed in
the clothes of her husband. wh-
had been permitted to pass out. in
the manner described, the night
previous.' The heroine, after a
loud laugh, explained to her visit-1
er, the secret of her husband's es
cape. Fincastle Va. Dem.
Jin American Gretna Green.
Garysburg, North Carolina, ac
cording to the Portsmouth (Va.)
Times has, thanks to the Rail
Road, become another Gretna,
where the thwarted votaries of
Hymen may find another reve
rend Vulcan to forge for them the
chains of wedlock. R. B. Gary
is the gentleman who officiates for
disconsolate lovers. The Times
says, farewell to corduroy log
roads the -course of true love
now runs smooth and fleet on iron
rails. Figure to yourselves, ve
fair, the cars at the stand, nana
and ma at home poring over the
papers, or preparing lor break
fast, and Vour sweet selves tviih
somebody," tripping it breath
lessly along, heart going pit-a-pat,
monosyllables even still, the bell
rin6'ng just in time, in, off, w heels
revolving, steam hissincr. eves
melting, parishes, counties left be
hind, old Virginia gone by, and
glorious Rip Van Winkle awake
with hospitable heart to make you
Ul I f - . .11- ii
uiesseu. is u not aeiiemiu r
JV. Y. Star.
fin Elopement with anothet
man's tvife. Mr. John Sewell was
arrested at New Orleans on the
8th inst. for seducing and running
away with the wife of Ransom
Cooke, together with some of
Cooke's negroes. Mrs. Cooke
was also brought before the Court
and interrogated. She stated
that nothing was taken from her
husband's premises, exceoi such
things as were her own property.
The alleged fraud, seduction, and j every pound that mav be maun
crim. con. having occurred in the j factured from this vegetable for
State of Mississippi, Sewell was five years to come.
under a nominal process delivered i -
over to the custody of the sheriff; Weaving strata for Bonnets.
of Louisiana, subject to the order !The Boston Transrrini e ii.-
of the Governor of Mississippi,
who is to hold him to appear and
answer in a suit of crim. con. in
stituted against hira (Sewell) in
which the damages are laid at
I hemp, which is much cheaper, as
Ji Severe Joke was played off a good in all respects, and far belter
short timesinceupon Mr. N j one. t does not cut the straw,
a Jew shopkeeper, in Chatham as silk does.
street. He is rather a sensitive
old gentleman, near fifty years of, The Taihrs done orer.A mas.
age, and hasjust married a young ter taiIor of Amslerdam named
wife A eek or two since some Wieland, a German by birth, ha
mischievous person caused to be invented a machine which per
.nserted I in the Sun an advertise- ifurms lhe task of sewi a v
ment which read thus. i ment we as can be
"Wanted immediately wo- hand. The King of Holland has
man capable of making up baby just presented him with one hun
cloth.ng. Apply at N' dred ducal, bht lhe taiIors ,iav.
No. Chatham street. 2t."
From morning until night, for
the next two days, N.'s shop was!
crowded with applications for the
situation to -make up baby clo- j Montreal have been held, to ex
thing." We are assured that no j press the senso of that portion of
less man seven score of female?,
from sweet sixteen up to the riper
age of CO, visited his premises du
ring those two days: and that N.
muttured at least three curses on
an average upon the innocetit j tion of the character of their Ca
heads of each of the applicants. tholic neighbors, and in unquali
Poor N.! he became so hoarse ! fied denunciation of the faUelmnrU
that he took to his bed for the rest
of the week, and catnip tea.
A'. F. Sun.
Bights of Women. A bill, the
general principle of which should
be sustained by law in every State,
has been introduced into the New
York Assembly, "for the protec
tion and preservation of the rights
and property of married women."
By the first section, the property,
both real and personal, belonging
to any woman at the time of her
marriage, after the passage of the
act, shall continue to be tested in
her the same as before her cover
ture, and the income of her estate
shall not enure to the husband,
during the life of the wife, with
out her consent. By the second
section, the husband is entitled to
so much of his wife's property, at
her death, as by the laws of the
Slate the widow is now entitled to
at the time of his demise in oth
er words, he shall have dower.
The third section prohibits mar
ried women from making convey
ance to their husbands of any rea!
or personal estate, except the in
come thereof, without the permis
sion of the Chancellor.
Important Invention. The Fre
dericksburg Va. Arena remaiks:
We understand that Mr. Thomas
J. West, f Caroline county, lias ob
tained a patent from the U.S. Patent
Office, for his Road-Stop This in
vention supersedes the necessity for
the erection and keeping up of lateral
fences, or enclosures, and is extreme
ly simple in its constructicn and de
tails. Heretofore, a Hail Road
which passed through a farming
country, operated as a path for the
entrance of cattle, stock, horses, &c.
necessarily requiring lateral enclo
sures for the purpose of protecting
the fields contiguous to the track of
the Rail Road. The Road-Stop alo
protects Rail Roads from invasion by
persons on horseback or in carriages,
and will prevent many of those un
fortunate accidents which often hap
pen from unavoidable contact with
the cars. Since the period when
Mr. West made this invention, we
understand that it has been exten
sively used on the Richmond, Frede
ricksburg, and Potomac Rail Read,
and the complete success of the in
vention on that Road clearly estab
lishes its great value, simplicity and
economy. In this age of Rail road
improvement, we consider the Road
Stop as an invention of treat merit.
and we cordially hope that the inge
nious inventor may meet with success.
(t?The Legislature of Massa
chusetts has passed a law for the
encouragement of the manufacture
of Sutrar from ihp hppt uliir-lt nil
fers a boumv of ihrpe rpn, ...
are several estahlishmentsof looms-
for this manufacture in IWmn.
furnishing occupation to numbers
of females. The warp, however,
jis not of silk. Yankee ingenuity
I has substituted the fibre of Manilla
vowed vengeance against him.
Jllaria Jllank in Canndn A
large meeting of the Protestants of
the inhabitants of Montreal, in re
gard to the scandalous invention?
of Maria Monk and her abettors.
Many highly respectable citizen
addressed the meeting in vindica-
ol the "Awful Disclosures." The
Reverend Mr. Perkins, who avow
ed himself the opponent of Cath
olicism, was among those who
warmly bore testimony to the ut
ter falsehood and grossness,of the
charges against the priests and
nnns of Montreal.