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Tarhorouzh, (Edzecombe County, X, C.) Saturday, June 17, 1837-
Vol. A'UIJVo 24.
f 77? "Tarborough Press,"
' BY GKORGK HOWAIID,
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' From the N. Y. Evening Star.
1 1 love to roam on a summer's night
I Along sonic silent stream,
iWhen the Lady-Moon, with radiance
I Lends her silvery beam;
I When nature seems hush'd and gone
And all around is still
t When the tiny songsters seek, their
I All save the Whip-poor-will.
I I love to roam on a summer's night,
I And catch the passing breeze,
; As it skims the glassy surface bright
I And tans the nodding trees.
Oh! I love to watch the water's play
I And see reflected there,
1 The starry heavens, and the moon's
I soft ray,
The Queen of night so fair.
I love to hear soft music stealing
j So sweetly on the ear,
1 And list to echo, now repeating
Each note so true, and clear.
I Then, I love to think on days of yore,
j When friends were kind, and true;
j Away, fond mem'ry, no more, no
To them, to thee, adieu!
Fair women win the hearts of men,
Men the hearts of women too;
It has been so the Lord knows when,
What can thw poor things do?
Their blueeyeswill be blue eyesstlll,
Will have fire, and lips will warm;:
J Linswill be lips, say what they will,
! And to kiss them, where's the harm.
To church to marry, fair one go,
Bells in belfries toll dinir, dong,
If your mother did not so,
Then your mother, child, was wrong.
To St civ a Ru'mi of Beef.
Wash it well and season it hot,
Bind it, cram it in a pot;
Frv three onions, put them to it,
j Carrots, turnips, cloves and suet;
With broth or gravy cover it up,
i Put in your spoon and take a sup.
holt and gentle let it simmer,
Then of port throw in a brimmer.
With judgment let the ketchup flow,
Of vinegar a glass bestow.
Simmer again for half an hour,
Serve at two, and then devour.
The question is very often ask
ed, what is homcepathy? Homoeo
pathy is a modern system ol med
ical practice, sometimes called
! Hanuenism which, if we mistake
j not, like almost all other humbugs
f in the scientific world, originated
in Germany. It is built upon the
principle maintained by its disci
ples, that like mast be applied to
like, in order to effect a cure.
a person is afflicted with high
inflammatory fever, the remedy
must consist in administering sti
mulants, which, according to the
common principles of practice,
would serve only to aggravate the
fever, like throwing powder into
fire, in order to quench it. So,
on the other hand, if an individu
al is afflicted with chronic debili
ty, if he has less heat about his
system than health requires, stim
ulants, which according to the
common system of practice, would
benefit the patient, must, accord
ing to the homceopaethic system
of practice, be totally avoided.
For such cases the homoeopatbist
would administer depletiug reme-
dies, as they are styled by 'physi
cians. They would bleed a pa
tient who was feeble and seernpd
deficient in blood; they would
give cooling draughts to one who
was suffering willi ague chills, and
stimulating draughts to one afflic
ted with fever.
On the same principle, if an in
dividual was much depressed with
melancholy, they would remove
him from all contact with cheer
ful scenes; picture to his mind the
miseries of his situation; read to j
him accounts of horrors and disas
ters, and to keep him on low diet:
The usual method in proceeding
with such a patient is just the op
posite. The Homct'opalhists pre
tend that by their method of prac
tice they are assisting nature; and
that when nature has kindled a
fire (a fever) in the body, that the
skilful physician must add fuel to
the flame, in order to assist nature
in her operations. When, on the
contrary, there is a general cold
ness, and torpor, and debility in
the bodily frame, the skilful phy
sician must keep the patient upon
a low diet and prevent him from
using stimulants, in order that na
ture may have rest which she is
desirous to take. Hence, accord
ing to this principle, when one la
bors with a feverish stomach, and
craves draughts of cold water and
acidulant drinks, he ought to take
no liquid except ardent spirit or
pepper sauce. Such is, we be
lieve, a correct exposition of the
general principles of Homoeopa
thy. To explain it in a lew
words, it may be defined that sys
tem of medical practice by which
every disease requires for its rem
edy that kind of medicine which
will aggravate its peculiar symp
toms. Boston Post.
Wonderful Curiosity. One of
the greatest living curiosities in
human shape now in existence, is
probably that in the person of a
child recently arrived in this city
from the West Indies. He is aged
9 years, and has a head of such
enormous magnitude that the sight
r . - . L . I .T.
n creates atiumumicm um
Its shape is not distorted, but
seems to have been formed for a
man of about 10 or 11 feet stat
ure; in tact, it is of colossal di
mensions, like that of some an
cient statues. It measures 31 in
ches in circumference, and the
arch over the apex measuring
from ear to ear, is 23 inches. Its
weight is prodigious, being almost
50 pounds! The child was born
so, and the head has always borne
iI.p snrrie nronortion to the rest of
t.'.c and limbs which arp well
of that age. He never moves
from his position on his back, but
tosses his head constantly, rolling;
his eves as if in agony with thecuities, a cubic line contains, in
Atlantean clobe, which a divine
providence for some inscrutable
causes, has placed upon his infant
shoulders. His features are natu-
iral and well shaped, but express-
ive, as might be supposed, of an
age and maturity corresponding
j to the immense mass of brain.
j 1 heretore they have the physiog
nomy of a full grown man with
the diminutive size of those of a
child. At the apex the sutures
have not yet united, leaving an
open interval as large as the hand,
much larger than a new born in
fant. The child presents a re
markable phenomenon in the cha
racter of the functions as affected
by this monstrous formation, and
the subject may throw much light
on physiology and pathology.
He never drinks any liquid what
ever. All his food however,
which is two pounds of rice per
diem, seems to change into water.
This probably keeps him alive, as
the tendency to dropsical effusion
in the brain, is thus evaded.
Where the ventricles are so large
the predisposition to effusion there
must be greater, and for the same
reason the greater quantity depo
sited would cause death mon
speedily. This and the appear
ance of the eye and unclosed slah
of the head, has raused the cast
to be thought one of dropsy of
the brain. However the extraor
dinary development of the brain,
(much less however than this,
which is the most extraordinary
we know of on record) has been
seen in several remarkable cases
in Europe which were also idiotic
like this, and Gall endeavors to
explain it, by saying that the tex
ture is more spongy, and less solid
or firm than in health; that the
same quantity of matter exists, but
the convolutions are more unrav
elled. Here, however, there is
unquestionably a vast augmenta
tion in the quantity of cerebral
substance over the ordinary allot
ment, and there is without doubt
much water in the veuiicles and
cavities of the organ. He indi-
cates no other sense than that ofj
pain, when touched, or hunger5
when the hour for eating arrives.;
His father was a stout Spaniard
of Porto Rico. The mother a
dark quadroon of Martinique.
The child's name is Barlolo, and
he will be exhibited, we learn, for
a few days, previous to his depar
ture lor Paris and London. He
bore the sea voyage from .Marti
nique admirably. A. Y. Star.
fVonders of Galvanism. Some
pretend to doubt the efficiency of
galvanism or electricity to pro
duce power for mechanical pur
poses. To such knowing ones we
commend the following remarks
from high authority, Professor
Farady of Loudon, (as quoted by
Professor Hare,) in a recent pub
lication: "A grain of water or of zinc
contains as much of the electric
fluid as would supply 800,000
charges of a battery containing a
coated surface of 1500 square in
ches. Four grains of zinc, with
one of water ma3' yield as much
electricity as is involved during a
Who, after reading the above
and examining Davenport's Elec
tro Magnetic machine, will not say
that the days of steam engines are
numbered? N. Y. Herald.
fVonders of the Animalcular
IVorld. In the last published part
of the new edition of the Ency
clopaedia Britannica, under the
article "Microscope," by Sir Da
vid Brewster, we have the astoun
ding information that "the size of
a single individual of the animal
icuhe lately discovered in silicious
: rocks is l-288th of a line, or
1 3-456th of au inch. In the
polishing slate from Bilin, in
which there appear to be no va-
i round numbers, twenty three mil
lions of these animals, and a cubic
inch contains 41,000 millions of
them! The weight of a cubic
inch of the polishing slate is 270
grains. There are, th'erefoe, 187
millions of these animals in a sin
gle grain, or the silicious coat of
one of these weighs the 187 mil
lionth part of a grain."
Light Houses and Cutters for
North Carolina. Capt. Skinner,
of the United States Navy, who is
examining by order of govern
ment suitable points for light hou
ses, is now surveying in Pamlico
Sound, North Carolina, where he
has recommended one to be erect
ed on Boddie Island. He also
recommends a revenue cutter to
be placed at Pamlico Sound, and
another at Cape Fear.
N. Y. Star.
More hidden treasures found.
We understand that Mr. Burras
Munday, while engaged in remo
ving a heap of stone on the land
of John Douglass, Esq. in the
northern part of this county a few
ys since, discovered the remains
I a wooden box, containing four
iiundrtd and forty-nine doubloons
of gold cin! amounting to near
$7,500. The fortunate finder
is Mr Douglass's overseer, an in
dustrious, worthy man.
Charlottesville (Fa.) Adv.
A Caution. A schoolmaster
in New York has been fined $100
for making a blunder buss, as
some of the papers call it for
kissing one of his female pupils.
Santa Anna. We have seen a
letter from Vera Cruz to a gentle
man in this city, stating that on
the 7lh of May a party of cavalry,
amounting to 100, made a descent
on Mango de Clavo, and took the
illustrious hero of San Jacinto
prisoner. The orders came from
Bustamente. He is to be tried
immediately on his arrival at
Mexico, for his mismanagement in
the Texan war. This is but the
first step towards his death.
When on the scaffold, the cries f
his murdered victims will re
sound in his ears, and he will beg
the hangman to rid him of the
torture. Poor Santa Anna!
New Orleans Am.
Interesting. We learn with
great pleasure, by the schooner
Mechanic, fro::) Matamnras, that
all the American vessels, with
their passengers and crews, which
had been captured and detained
at that plate, have been liberated
by order of General Bustamente,
and that the commander of the
Mexican fleet w as arrested and im
prisoned at Vera Cruz, for having
captured those vessels. This is
a striking proof of the magnani
mity of Bustamenle's character,
and an omen of returning amity
betweeu the two nations.
General Santa Anna was still
at his plantation near Vera Cruz;
and consequently the report of his
having been taken to the city of
Mexico is untrue.
Ale to Orleans Bee.
(tTIt lias been proposed to the
abolitionists to raise the sums de
manded by masters for runaway
slaves, as a test of their devotion
to the cause. The proposition
was made in vain in many places.
The disposition to shell out was
sometimes manifested, by mode
rate men, as in the case of Mr.
Herman, who went to New York
in quest of his slave found and
agreed to sell him for $260.
The sum was raised by contribu
tions at several churches; the
master pocketed his money and
went his way. The Star pro
nounces it all wrong as the negro
was C3 years old, and must soon
be upon the alms-house. That
paper fears a business may soon
be made of it. The New Yorkers
need be under no apprehension
on this score. The people of the
South have loo much regard for
faithful servants, either old or
young, to part wiih them especial
ly for the doubtful chances of re
muneration at the North. The
disposition of Jonathan to engage
into the business of course we can
say nothing about.
A true Fish story. We are
credibly informed by an eye wit
ness, that a large Catfish, weigh
ing ninety-eight pounds, was
caught in the Ohio river, a few
weeks since, about a hundred
miles below Louisville,( which on
being opened, was found to con
lain a negro child of considerable
size. Cincinnati Whig.
Excellent Advice. --Never call
m business men, in business
hours, except on business; and
when you have done your busi
ness, go about your business.
From the Knickerbocker for April.
Unfortunately, typical mutations
in published manuscripts have
come down to the present day.
Not many moons since, I was
called upon by a small and hum
ble looking person in green spec
tacles, behind which there rolled
two enormous gray eyes. He
said he was a man of many occu
pations, and sometimes dabbled in
literature. You make pieces some
times for the Knickerbocker, doo't
you? apt kind of pieces that
come out of your head? ' 1 bor
row that there periodical, some
times, of a friend, and 1 seen a
piece there about a man who was
ihe 'Victim of a proofreader.' 1
am one of that class. Two years
ago I was in love. I was jilted.
Hang details; the upshot is the
main thing. Well, I had tried the
young lady, and found her want
ing; and 1 thought I would quote
a line of scripture unto her, as a
motto for some bitter and re
proachful verses. So holding a
manuscript in one hand high up,
and placing the other arm akim
bo, he read as follows:
TO ONE FOUND WANTING.
Mene, mene, tekel ujiharsin!"
Thou art no more, what once I knew
Thy heart 5c guileless tongue to be;
Thou att no longer pure and true,
Nor fond to one who knelt to thee;
Who knelt, &detm'd thee all his own;
Nor knew a dearer wish beside;
Who made his trembling -passion
And look'd to own thee for a bride.
What is the vow that once I heard
From those balm-breathing lips of
Broken, ah! broken, word by word,
E'en while I worshipped at thy
Broken by thee, to whom I bow'd,
As bends the wind-flower to the
As bent the Chaldean, thro' the cloud,
To Orion and the Pleiades.
But thou art lost! and I no more
Must drink .hy undeceiving glance;
Our thousand fondling spell are o'er,
Our raptured moments in the dance.
Vanish'd, like dew drops from the
Are moments which in beauty flew,
I cast life's brightest pearl away, .
And, false one! breathe my last
Here he slopped his grey eyes
rolling in a wild frenzy and
drew a newspaper from his bree
ches pocket. "Sir," said he stri
king an attitude, "I sent them ver
ses for to be printed into the 'Lite
rary Steamboat and General Wes
tern Alligator.' It is a paper, sir,
with immense circulation. A col
umn in it to be read by the boat
men and raftsmen of the west is
immortality. I say nothing. Just
see how my infusion was butcher
ed. . I can't read it."
I took up the paper, a little yel
low six by eight folio, and read it.
TO ONE FOUND WASHING.
"Mere, mere, treacle O'Sartin."
Thou hast no means, at once to slew
Thy beasts, and girdless tongue to
Thou hast no l'argent pure and true,
Nor feed for one who knelt to thee;
Who knelt and dreamed thy all his
Nor knew a drearer wish betidle;
Who made his tumbling parsnips
And look'd to arm thee for a bridle.
What is the row, what once I heard
From those brow-beating limps of
Brokers! oh, brokers, one by one,
E'en while I worshipped at thy
Broker by three! to whom I lowed,
As lends the wind-flaw to the tries;
As burst the Chaldron thro' the clod,
To Onions, and the fleas as dies!
But thou art lost, and I no more
Must dirk thy undeceaving glance;
One thous& squills are o'er,
Our l pturecl moments is the dance!
Varnished like dew drops from the
Are moments which in buaines
I cut life's brightest peal a-wag,
And, false one, break my bust
adieu! On breaking into a loud laugh
at the utier stupidity of this typi
cal metamorphosis, 1 found that
the stranger grew red in the face
He snatched the paper from my
hand, and disappeared, making
his bow as he retired. ,
The Dorsey Stakes. Trie great
purse of the Dorsey Stake ?, value
$S,400, for three year old colts
and fillies, (32 subscribers, $300
entry, $100 forfeit, 1 mile beats,
was won on the Central Course,
Md. 16th ult. by Col. William
Wynn's brown colt P'uton by im
ported Luzborough out of Label
la. Only 1 1 of the 62 started, 51
paying forfeit. Pet. Con.
Connubial Love. Wm. F. Mo
Kee, indicted for the murder of
Beaufort Scott in Arkansas, has
been convicted and sentenced to
be hung. Catharine, the wife of
Alexander McKee, also supposed
to be the murderer of Beaufort, is
sister of Beaufort, and through
her testimony, naturally supposed
by some to have been colored by
connubial bias, did her husband
escape, as she placed the murder
on the other brother.
A. Y. Star.
Heresies. The general assem
bly of the Presbyterians, now com
menced at Philadelphia, have re
solved to cite before them at the
next session, all such inferior judi
catories as "by common fame are
charged with the toleration of
gross errors in doctrine and dis
orders in practice.'
CyNorth America possesses
Ihe longest rivers, largest lakes,
greatest cataracts, wildest prai
ries, profoundest caves, strongest
tobacco, biggest canals and rail
roads, and wisest statesmen, pret
tied girls, and rankest rattle
snakes, in the universal yearth, as
Lord Duberly calls it. Wrho
would be fool enough to be born
in any other quarter of the world
if he could help it?
Small Change. A market man
at Lowell, Massachusetts, being
like every body else, bothered for
change, has hit upon a new expe
dient. With his other marketa
bles, he carries a basket, from
which he makes change in hens'
eggs. Now, unless the Legisla
ture, like some other wise bodies,
-i i i . i. 4 r.
snuuiu truui i n prii.m iiji issues
of so small a denomination, we
don't see why the Lowell man
won't get along very well.
This "egg currency" is cer
tainly "better," and of course
more convenient, than that of
some countries we wot of Texas,
for instance. A gentleman, in
conversation with a citizen of that
infant republic some time since,
asked him how they supplied
themselves with a currency.
"Oh," he replied, "we have mo
ney enough." "Ah," replied the
inquisitor, "what kind of curren
cy have you? Specie, of course,
living so near the mines of Mexi
co?" "Not at all," said the oth
er. "We pay in cows for large
sums, and throw in the calves for
change." A. Y. Com. Adv.
fjyA simple method for pre
serving life has been suggested by
the recent loss of lives, from the
conflagration of the steamboat
Ben Sherrod. It is that of tying
your hat up in your handkerchief,
with the tie under the brim. By
holding that part downwards, the
air contained in the hat will float a
person for upwards of six hours.
The ruling passion in America.
A vouni? rrentleman at Chicaco.
whn had won the heart of a fair
lady, wished her to defer the mar
riage till an important law suit of
her father was decided. The la
dy insisting on prompt action, the
disinterested lover said 'I can
have the refusal of yon for six
months, can't lr'