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Tarborough, (Edgecombe County, JC. C.) Saturday, May 13, 1837.
Vol. XIII fro. 19.
The "Tarborough Pre-"
I BY GEORGE HOWARD,
i Is published weekly.atTici) Dollars and
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t subscription vcar. V or any period. If?,
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i lance must invariablypay in nil vance, or
' give arespomible reference in this vicinity.
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i in length (or a square) will lie inserted nt
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t continuance. Lonjrer ones at that rate
for every qunre. Advertisements rrtnst
.. be marked the nmnberof insertions requi
' re J.orthey will he continued until other-
f wne ordered, and charged accordingly,
j Letters addressed to theKditnr must" he
j pot pud, or they may not be attended to
NEW ARRIVAL OF
Cheap Cash store.
HAS just returned from ihe Northern
cities, where he hat purchased at
exceedingly Low Prices, a LARGE and
Splendid Assortment of
FANCY AND STAPLR
Hardware, China, Giass and
I Earthen ware,
, Which he offers at a very small advance on
j The Jew Fork Cost,
I And feels confident he can convince -all
; who may favor hiru wiih a call that his
1 Stock not only comprises a most splendid
I variety, but having purchased them in
i many instances at a great sacrifice to the
f importer, he will ofTer them at such aston-
ishingly low prices ns he flatters himself
will fully meet the views of those whose
object to huy
Fresh & fashionable Goods
At very low Prices.
TERMS Cash, or the usual credit to
i punctual customers.
I Tarhoro', April 3. 1837.
; AT C8T,
Have now on hand a variety of
Spring and Summer
j Hardware, Groceries, &c.
; All of which they are willing to dispose of
At cost for Cash,
j Or at a very small advance on accredit to
punctual customers. All persons wisuing
to avoid paying a large profit on Goads,
anoulu not tail to avail themselves oi mis
We would further sav to our customers, we
do this for the purpose of making room for
A larger Stock of Goods
In the Fall. Call at the sign of II. King
where the bargains may be found.
King & Edmondson.
Tarboro', July 1st, 1836.
The Young Jack,
WILL STAND the ensuing season at
my stable, on the north side of
Tar River.'on the road leading from Teat's
ridg- to the Fall Tar River, lliree miles
above the bridge and will be let to mares
"t THREE DOLLARS the single leap,
FIVE Dollars the season, and MNE Dol
lars to insure a ware to be in foal with
twenty-five cents to the Groom in every
instance. A transfer of property forfeits
the insurance. The season will commence
'he 10th of March and end the 10th July.
Every attention will be paid, but no res
ponsibility for accidents, &c.
Is four years old, and a tery large sized
Tack to his ae. His appearance is the
best recommendation that can be given.
11 I) Wimherley.
February 24, 183"
I loved her for herself alone.
For she as nil to nv;
Her virgin heart wai Cupid's throne,
Her voice its minstrelsy.
(Her father was a man of weal'h,
A man he was of feeble health.)
Oh! she ws fair as spotless truth.
As lieriuiiful and bl ight,
Or, like a plowing dream of youth,
A vittion of delight!
(She had no brother, sister dear
Nor poor relatiwns very near.)
Her form a Venus model r.
Swell dignity such eraee
The ringlets of her jet bhuk hair,
AdornM her lovelv face.
(Her mother died some years before
tier pa would never marry more.)
I gazed upon her speaking eye,
And dropped upon rnvknee
And told her that I soon must die
It she d not ntv me.
(If pa should 'offer up his soul.'
1 knew my love would have the who!e.)
She turned away I dared not speak,
I thouclit she was enraged
A tear ciursi l doivn her .,.. i.
Niched .he. I am encased.'
(Some other chap would cut a dash
upon the old man s hoarded cash.)
She was not what she seemed to be.
tier voice was cracked and hoarse.
Ami then she squinteu dreadfully
Iter Kin was very coarse.
(Her pa got well and failed one day,
ner gentle husband ran away.)
Ves 'tis a very plea-ant thought
My fortunate escape!
But hint I in the act been caught,
fwere then a sorrv scrane!
(You can't catch me with chaff oh no!
I always knew 'twould turn out, so.)
COURT1NG AND COW-HIDING.
Oh, woman, woman! how much
Hast thou to answer for! How
many cities sacked, and soldiers
slain! How many empires lost,
and fortunes ruined! How ma'nv
broken hearts, and broken heads
broken vows, and broken win
dows! For Eve the first, and
prettiest, and best woman God ev
er made father Adam lost im
mortality, and Paradise, and a;
most ueautiiul garden, r or He-
len, Paris lost Troy the com-j "Do you know a Mrs. D.r' said
mercial emporium of the eastern ' the husband,
world the New York of Asia "I have the honor." replied the
Minor. For Cleopatra, Mark; lover.
Antony lost the empire of the j "1 am sent to request your corn
world. And but we might go pany at her house."
on for ever to enumerate the in -
stances ol the disastrous fascina- i is out of the way." Cut this was
lions of fairy forms, and brilliant ' said aside.
eyes, and ruby lips, and rosy kiss- j How shall we describe the ca
ts, and thrilling tones, and pretty ; tastrophe? How shall we tell
feet and ancles, and all those sort how the unsuspecting lover was
of delightful things which, alas, j entrapped into the house; and
ruin us poor deluded men, and get how he got one of the most sav
us into scrapes and rows and age horse-whippings a discovered
cause our bones and credit to be gallant ever received; and how he
broken, and put our conscience, ; was compelled to deliver up one
virtue, morals, noses, and reputa- of the most tender, and tno6t de
tions, out of joint. Rightfully funny of all intriguing
'Tis a bad world the men are correspondences; full of delight
bad, selfish, deceiving and the ful kisses;" and "pulling whis-
omen, heaven bless their bright kers;" and and the rest must
eyes, are sad, wicked, dear, de
lightful creatures, and make more
mischief than all the banks, spec
ulators, failures, monopolists, ve
toes, and humbugs put together.
Hell, well, there is no help for
it: and if men have nrettv wivps. 1
, I j . ,
and other men will carry on in-
trigues, and behave naughty, and
pretty women will encourage
them, and ungallant husbands will
intercept letters, and lay' plots,
and break lovers' heads whv.
what can we do but make the most
of it, and in our own original, ini
mitable, h unapproachable style,
serve up these delightful incidents
for the amusement of our readers?
Mr. D. was coing home to din
ner the other day to his house in
F square, congratulating him-
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self on having an excellent appe-jsake
tite, and the prospect of dining off
a dish of shad in a sociable way.
with his pretty wife and a large
family of boarders.
Apropos what right has a man
to keep a boardigg bouse, who
has a pretty wifeand is inclined
to be jealous? We have a theory
mat tie ought, in the first place, to
oe bound over to keen the neace.
As we were saying, Mr. D. was
coming Home to dinner, when he
lound a suspicious lookiner bov
standing suspiciously on his door
step, wuu a suspicious looking
billet, suspiciously directed to his
wife. His suspicions were arous
ed, and he, like a fool, took the
letter and, like an ungallant
wretch, opened it and, like a
cunning man, copied it and, like
a deceitful man, sealed it up and
sent it per direction and, like a
hard-hearted man, went home and
asked his dear, innocent, unsus
pecting wife, what letter she had
received? f She, like a a wo
man, denied having received any;
when he, like a cruel, jealous husr
band, read the following:
"Dearest , If vou haveanv
compassion on one who is wholly
and devotedly yours, meet me this
venmg, at half past seven, at
Mrs. street. I am dying
to see you. It is an age since my
eyes feasted on your loveliness,
and drank in rapture from those
bright founts of beauty, that spar
kle light twin-stars in the firma
ment. Each minute will be an
hour till I taste the sweetness of
those ruby lips, and prove myself
as 1 now subscribe, your devoted
lover. - j
Here was a pretty poetical situ
ation. The lady burst into tears
fell into hysterics and threat
ened to put an end to her existence
by throwing herself into the river.
One would suppose that Mr. D.
had done mischief enough for one
day, but he was not content. He
went to his store, dressed himself
like a porter went to the place
of assignation, armed with a fero
cious cowhide. In the meantime
our gallant had dressed himself,
re-curled and perfumed his black
whiskers what killing things
whiskers are! left his desk in Wil
liam street, and at the time "ap
pointed, a few minutes before,
D. saw him ap-
j "O then,tliat fool, her husband,
be imagined. JVew York Her.
Height of Folly. ..To get drunk
and lie across the Rail Road to
Height of Inquisitiveness. To
climb the house lop, and look
down the chimney to see what
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ooe s neignoor nas lor dinner.
Height of Dignity, To run a
gainst a post in the street, and
then beg pardon for the encoun
ter. Height of Gallantry When
intoxicated to reel along the street,
with a lady under your arm to es
cort her safely home.
Height of Honor. To defraud
one's landlord or tailor, lor the
of discharging one's gam
Height of Temperance. To
keep one's skin constantly soaked
in ardent spirits, without ever get
Height of Imprudence, T
quarrel with all your neighbors,
1 who will not agree with your own
views and notions of thines.
Height of Benevolence. To
luniDle down the staircase and
break your head to avoid step
ping on a kitten that is reposing
on the stair.
Height of Charity. To give a
poor beggar a dollar and at the
same time threatening to horse
whip him if he ever troubles you
Height of the Ridiculous. Af
ter being tumbled down a preci
pice in a stage coach full of pas
sengers, amidst the shrieks and
groans and faintings, to hear a la
dy, with tears in her eyes, inquir
ing for her band box.
Height of Absence, or Oblivi
ousness. To forget that you are
married, while abroad, and pav
your addresses to another.
Height of Chagrin. To pick
up a reticule, dropped by a lady
of very genteel figure and appear
ance, walking before vou, and up
on her turning round to receive it
from your hand, behold a set of
features as black as ebony.
Height of Morlificntion.-To
make an offer of your hand to a la
dy, and learn for the first lime,
that she had long been betrothed
to your partner.
Style. A country editor re
commends the following style of
making love, as being of the new
est pattern: "Will you undervaly
yourselt so much as, to overvaly
me so much as to keep company
with me?" The propitious an
swer to this is: "No undervaly
ment at all, sir."
Edification of married men.-
"Ven you're a married man, Sam-
lvel, you II understand a good
many things as you don?l under
stand now: but vether it's vorth
while goin' through so much to
learn so little, as the charity boy
said ven he got to the end of the
alphabet, is a matter of taste. I
think it isn't."--Pickwick papers.
Jl dialogue on hops. A Provi-
dence paper gives us the following
"Friend," said a shrewd qua-
ker, to a man with a drove of
hogs, "hast any hogs in this
drove with large bones?"
"Yes," replied the drover, "they
"Hast any with long heads and
"Yes, they all have."
"Hast any with long ears, like
those of the elephant, hanging
down over his eyes?"
"Yes, all my drove are of that
description, and will suit you ex
actly." "I rather think they tvould not
suit me, friend, if they are such as
thou describeth them. Thou
may'st drive on,"
Newpapcrs. The fashion of
enlarging newspapers is now car
ried to a ridiculous extremity.
Not a day passes but we receive a
paper which has undergone an
enlargement. All swelled and
distended, like the poor frog ri
valling the ox seemincr actually
to suffer from its accumulation of
bulk as one laboring under a
dropsy. There was a day, about
the time we first bore our stick in
the cause of typography, when
the diminutive siie of newspapers
might have been complained of;
but the other extreme is now rea
ched.' And the fact is, there is
little improvement no additional
interest, in nine cases out often.
They swell out all on a sudden,
tremendouslv: and very frequent-
ly a racy, agreeable, handy sheet,
is converted to an overgrown,
awkward, dull, heavy concern;
i-omaining such a mass of stuff,
hat you are almost deterred from
perusal. Yon must look and
peer with all your eyes, to find the
news; and when you are done,
your arms are so fatigued, you
irop them helpless by you side.
We are not actuated by the spirit
of that unfortunate fox, JEsop
tells us of, Who lost his tail in a
?rap, we .assure you, gentlemen.
The Compiler, which ten years
ago would have been thought a
mammoth, suits our readers admi
rably, and if we should be forced
to follow the example of these
swelling gentry, we don't know
what we should so much regret.
New Printing Press.- -One o
our most ingenious and worth)
mechanics, Mr. I nomas Trench
has invented a new Printing
Press, which will eclipse every.
thing of the kind heretofore put ir
operation. It is intended for ste
reotype plates, and will Work of-
fifty reams of paper, of mammoth
size, ner dav. It is intpnHpH tr
be attached to paper mills, and
will print as fast as any mill car
! manufacture, without any othei
help than that required to manu
facture the paper. The register,
by a simple regulation, can easily
be changed and made perfect.
We have now a sheet in our office,
worked on this new press, twenty
six feet long, printed on both sides
at a lime, in a quarter of a min
ute. The sheet contains two
books of 160 pages each. The
cost of a first rate press, on this
principle, will not exceed $1,000.
A. Y. Posu
Wonderful discovery of mechan
ical power. Several of the papers
have referred to an immensely im
portant application of magnetic
and electro-magnetic power,which
can be applied with great safety
o uie propelling oi steamDoats,
locomotives, or to any branch of
manufactures, requiring power of
an inexhaustible character. Mr.
Thomas Davenport, a blacksmith
1. T ...
ot Vermont, is the inventor, and
professors Silliman and Henry
both speak in high terms of the
improvement and its application,
Mr. Davenoort has nssoriatpd
with him Mr. Ransom Cook, ofj
Saratoga Springs, who has sug-j
gested many improvements in this;
surprising invention v and we be
lieve all that is required hmeans to
carry out this novel application.
And where would steamboats,
and steam batteries and engines
have been in this couutry, if Ful
ton and Chancellor Livingston
had not expended their own mo
ney to carry out the bold project?
1 his new power is safer no dan
ger, no explosion, no fuel, very
little expense, and immense expe
dition. JV. Y. Star.
C?Gilbert E. Hudson, of New
York, and Mr. Gonon, formerly
of France, have invented an im
proved method of telegraphic
communication, and intend estab
lishing a line of Telegraphs be
tween New York and New Or
leans, by means of which, a des
patch containing one hundred
words, may be transmitted from
one place to the other, in the
space of half an hour.
A villanous hoax. Some ano
nymous scoundrel lately wrote a
letter with the signature of a house
in Norfolk, ordering a quantity of
hardware, to the amount of $800,
from their correspondents in New
York. The goods were prompt
ly put up and shipped, and a bill
of lading and invoice forwarded
by mail, which arrived some days
ahead of the vessel, and on the
receipt of which as might be sup
posed, the consignees were not a
little surprised. As they had r.o
occasion for the articles, the' were
of course returned; and the house
in New York, besides their trou
ble, were saddled with the expense
of freight on goods going and re
turning: Whether the trick was
played for the sheer love of mis
chief, or with a view to fraud, is
uncertain; but certain it is that
the author of it deserves to be
Marble Quarry. We have seen
a specimen of a stone pronoi i ced
to be marble, and which admits of
a very fine polish, found some
miles south of Germanton, in the
neighboring county of Stokes.
fW subscribers have received from
JL New Orleans, 260 bushels
Petit Gntph Cotton Seed.
They have also on hand and are now re
ceiving a general assortment of
All of which they offer for sale on reason
N. M. Martin Donnan.
FeteriburJ, Va. Feb. 18. 8 6
fill HE subscriber has for disposal seve
JL ral hundred rooted trees and cut-
Longevity. The Southwestern
Christian Advocate announces the
death, on the 28th of February,
in Davidson county. (Tennessee,)
of Col. Adam Binklev. aerd ons
hundred and thirty-six years! He
served throughout ihe Revolu
tionary war, at which time, it is
said, he had a wife and eleven
children. Raleigh Register.
(3C?"The Express mail rider from
I tllw IVnrlh u ne man nA
fian, near Augusta, Ga. on the
! 22d ult. in an unfrequented spot,
and shot at as he passed. The
ball penetrated his thigh; but re-
joining presence of mind', he kept
"s sauuie, ana quicitening his
speed, was soon beyond the mis
creant's reach. ib.
j Divorces. At a late term of the
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hikjuv. l.'iauu UUpirilJC VvUUrt,
held at Providence, there were
fourteen petitions for divorces
granted, ten on the application of
females and four by males.
The principal cause for divorce
shown by one of the petitioners
was, that her husband had put her
head into a kettle of hot water- It
is needless to add that the husband
was himself heated by ardent spi
rits. The petition was granted.
Legislative Candor. A mem
ber from Salem, in the late dis
cussion in ihe Massachusetts Le
gislature to raise the pay, said:
4I rise to say I am in lavor of
raising my oft-ti wages, and al
ways have been; and he who will
not provide for his own household
is worse than an infidel." Laugh
The Death Waltz. A French
paper relates a singular and start
ling incident. At a ball lately
given at Port Louis, near Lori
ent, while a young lady was
ivalizing, she felt the hand by
which she was supported become
stone cold, and on leoking into
the face of her partner found his
teatures deadly pale and horribly
contracted. She fainted at the
sight, and fell to the ground
while the cavalier dropped by her
side. The lady was taken up and
recovered, but the life of the gen
tleman was extinct. She main
tains that he was dead several sec
onds before she knew it. and that
she made one turn round the room
with him after he was a corpse.
He was a married man with seve
ral children, and his wife was at
Inflammation of the throat.
Powdered allum, applied by the
finger to the part affected, very
seldom Jails to cure inflammation
of the throat in a few d ay s.