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Trtrftorou, (Edgecomhe County, X. C.J Saturday, August 5, 1837.
Vol. XIII No. 31
The "Tarborough Press,"
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From the Raleigh Register.
To the Nymph of Shocco Spring.
Gentle Naiad of the stream,
Whose healing waters cure
I AH the ills that lovers dream,
Or invalids endure.
How could'st thou a stranger wound
By Cupid's cruel art?
Seeking thee, new health he found,
13 Jt lost his faithful heart.
Syren, whose magic shell
To sweetest music used.
Lured his lips to taste thy well,
With dtcpest love infused.
Let him drink thy well again
To cool his burning ill;
Or renew thy witching strain,
With gifted power to kill.
Had he never drank thy wave.
He ne'er had sigh'd in grief;
Had'st thou never means to save,
He ne'er had sought relief.
Graceful nymph of Shocco's Spring,
Whose love alone can heal
Hearts, whom Cupid's arrows bring,
To court the pain they feel.
Deign to soothe the stranger's woe,
Whose heart thy love has riv'n;
Warm as lire or cold as snow
Thy Spring is still his heav'n.
j THE SHOCCO SPRINGS,
j We take pleasure in referring
i our readers to an interesting arti
! rid from a foreign pen, in our pa-
per this morning, descriptive of
j tlie Shocco Springs. This char
j ming Wateriug place, is, as it has
j been for several years, heretofore,
j under the management of Mrs.
1 Ann Johnson, an accomplished
j lady, as well as most popular and
j obliging hostess. A Ball will be
given at these Springs, on the
115th and lGih of August, which
will, as usual, be distinguished by
tlie presence of much of the beau-
ly and worth of our sister Slate,
I as well as by the provision on the
j part of Mrs. J., of every luxury
j and accommodation, which can
j add to the pleasure and comfort of
licr guests. Petersburg Con.
! From the Raleigh Register.
1 TV I T"1 f 1
Messrs. traitors: I send you a
letter from a European stranger,
wlio visited our State last summer.
My motives for making it public
ar tlie natural simplicity and
truth of the writer, the justice
which he does to our country, and
ave all, the love 1 bear to my
Native Carolina. If you can in
sert it in your columns, you will
j Ratify one of your subscribers.
My dear friend: There are spots
cn the earth favored by nature or
embellished by art, which, like
lle green islands of the ocean, or
'"e fairy bowers of the desert, en
fant the sight and delight the
heart; whose recollection is dear
to the memory, and whose image
n&es on the mind in connection
w'ih a thousand pleasing ideas.
F spots like these we return with
P'easure after absence, speak of
lhem with rapture, and become
Prejudiced in their favor, till we
overlook their blemishes with par-
j lia"ty, even as a devoted lover
j xvuld the blemishes and failings
j J1 his beloved mistress. You
! iave often remarked this circum
stance to me in our rambles, when
returning on our steps we revisit
ed some sweet landscape or some
interesting place endeared to our
affections by incidental causes.
You have felt the force of your re
mark, and indeed, who has not
experienced the influence of do
mestic attachments? Who has ev
er ceased to love his natal spot, or
forgotten the place where he first
met his "lady love?"
"Tu tityre, lentus in umbra,
Formosam resonare doces Ama
But this is a feeling specifically
different from the one to which I
now allude that mixture of plea
sure, admiration and love, which
we conceive for the select and ex
quisite specimens of nature's boun
ty, where her gifts are showered
with a profuse hand, and which
the devotees of elegance and fash
ion select with the nice discrimi
nation of refined taste for the
scene of their easy retirement.!
Idolized by the lovers of repose,'
they become the resorts of wealth, j
and the asylums of ennui. Plen
ty and luxury dwell around them
there the voice of intelligence
is heard with improvement, and
the sweet sounds of music are
echoed through the halls of dance
and revelry. In my fancy I would
call them the garden plots ofj
earth, the jewels of nature, where
the riches of scenery mingle with
the charms of sentiment and poet
ry; where indulgence fawns on
the wish of reason and tempered
joys overtlow the buoyant heart.
1 arrived yesterday at one of
these oases of the desert at Shoc
co Springs. It was one of those
delightful evenings so frequent in
this sunny clime, and so rarely en
joyed in our own. after the glow
ing heats of the warm day had
been soothed by the refreshing
coolness of the dewy night; when,
wearied by a long ride and the
sameness of the wooded prospects
which the repeated gaze renders
monotonous to the sight-seeking
traveller, 1 ascended a little hill
on which my driver assured me
that I might rest in comfort and
ease. The hum of busy enjoy
ment broke on my ear through
the pauses of merry music, har
monizing with the measured beat
of the dancer's step, publishing
the ball with loud and friendly
voice. Numberless lights illumi
nated the small but pretty grove;
the stars shone in resplendent ma
jesty above; the sparkling fire
flies flitted with imitative fires, like
winged stars amid the verdant fo
liage beneath, and gleams of warm
light streamed from the windows
of the Hotel and the Cabins which
encircle the lawn, heightened in
beauty by the borrowed tints of
the surrounding verdure, or paint
ed with the varied hues of Au
tumn's red and orange liveries,
softened by the mild atmosphere
of a southern sky.
On alighting, I was ushered in
to the Hall, presented to the man
ager, and introduced with polite
ness to the company. Here 1
found what I had so frequently
experienced, that the name and
manners of a gentleman were the
best passports that a visitor could
have. Mingling in the gay as j
semblage, I passed a happy night
with beauty, intelligence and wit,
fancying myself at the Alliens of
the Southern States, freed from
all the shackles of ceremony and
the bondage of rank, evils which
never mar the pleasures of a gen
teel stranger at Shocco. Would
that our English society had more
of freedom or less of hauteur!
But 1 will not lire you with de j
tails of things familiar to your eye
and ear. My enjoyments for ihl
night were closed with sleep; and
I arose in the morning, calm and
vigorous to explore the beauties
and healing qualities of this note' J
Spring. In front of the building!
extends an amphitheatre of oaks
and other trees, clad like daugh
ters ot the sun,
"In robes of velvet, green, or gold,
or ruby red."
A winding path leads, with a
gentle slope along the side of a
hill to the right, through a neat
and shady grove, to the "fountain
of Hebe." I descended, hastily
passing on my way erroups of con
valescents, ladies and gallants,
eagerly seeking health, love or
pleasure, and all apparently bless
ed with lively spirits and cheer
ing hopes. At the bottom Hows
a small brook through the thick
shade of dark o'ershading trees,
"In cupo fondo umbrose."
The source of health issues from
the foot of the hill to join its wa
ters with the brook, as if it sought
iu ume us unassuming worth be
neath the larger current of a bold
er stream. But merit cannot be
concealed in America Science
has discovered its value, and the
chvmist has analyzed its virtues.
It was found by Dr. Mitchell of
Philadelphia, to contain Muriate
of Magnesia, Sulphate of Magne
sia, Carbonate and Sulphate of
Lime, Carbouic acid and Oxygen
Gas. It is a happy corroborative
of the enfeebled system, and its
celebrity will increase. Perhaps
some future poet may address the
Naiad of the stream iu the lan
guage of Horace,
"Fiea nobilium tu quoque fontium."
The "Spring-house," which
your classic mind would perhaps
denominate the temple of Lscula
pius, not for its ornaments, but for
its utility, is a very plain building
1 "beneath the shade
'For talking age or whispering lo
You must not expect in a coun
try, yet in its infancy, as the A
mericans themselves say, to meet
with the gigantic columns of anti
quity, or the finished graces of el
egant workmanship. The waters
of Shocco require none of these
embellishments they sufficiently
recommend themselves by their
intrinsic virtues. A copious
draught taken on first coming, oc
casions a temporary exhiliration
of spirits sometimes accompanied
with slight giddiness. They are
actively diuretic, mildly aperient,
diaphoretic and tonic. Hence, it
will be evident to you, that these
waters are eminently adapted to
ali those chronic affections which
so often follow as the sequel of a
cnte diseases in southern climates
and especially those of a bilious
character. In secondary diseases
of any organs, originating iu the
sympathies of the alimentary ca
nal, they effect the most happy
changes. It would be easy for
me to trace its history from the
"mud suck" of the deer (for so
were called the spots to which
these animals resorted to lick the
ground impregnated with salt)
which first attracted the hunter's
notice, and pursue it to its present
improved state; but it would not
interest you so much as the length
of my stay which the agreeable
society, neat accommodations and
pleasing attentions of Shocco are
likely to proloug.
There are ways and things,
which influence the conduct tho'
we cannot describe them by words.
There are links and bonds in the
associations of the mind which at
tach us to places, as well as per
sons, and whenever I shall quit this
spell-binding spot, where fashion
ables loiter with pleasure, and in
valids linger in ease, 1 shall do it
with regret; but with resolution,
like Rinaldo when he abandoned
the Palace of Armida. And
should I ever be doomed to be a
member of the sickly club, I would
not desire more amusing enter
tainments, better attendance, and
kinder comforts than I have wit
iessed here. In short, Shocco
ou!d make a delightful summer
lounge for our dandies, in which
respectable corps I never expect
you to enrol your constant
Attempted Riot at Charleston.
An attempt was made on Satur
day at Charleston, S. 0. to get up
a mob against the Banks. Early
in the morning the walls of the
streets were placarded with in
flammatory handbills, calling up
on the citizens to meet at the City
Hall at 8 P. M. to call on the
banks to afford relief for the dis
tress which these institutions were
declared to have caused. The
mechanics also were particularly
solicited to come forward. There
were no responsible names to the
call. The citizens however re
solved to go iu mass and over
whelm these agrarian movements.
It appeared that Theophilus Fisk,
a Universahst preacher and politi
cal demagogue, was the prime
mover ot tne alMir. At the thea-
tre in Queen-street on the 4lh, he
made a popular and eloquent ha
rangue against the Banks. His
call to the citizens was "to devise
suitable means for relieving the
community from the ponderous
evils, which are crushing them to
the earth," and earnestly invited
all to attend "who are opposed to
the present worthless, irredeema
ble paper currency, which is pro
ducing such disastrous effects up
on the prosperity of the country,
its blighting, withering and para
lysing influence upon individual
industry and the public morals;"
and the watch words or war cry
which his demagoguism suggest -
ed were, " 1 he Bankers have spo
ken let us now hear the voice of
the people. Let the mechanic
i ...... . i
snow me woria mat tnev nave
rights, and dare maintain them.
The Mayor, at the universal
cry,of the meeting, accepted tqe
chair. Amidst much confusioj
and cries of "Turn him out, " FistfJ
was permitted to go ou. After
him came Henry J. Harby, a wor
thy mechanic, who, iu a very spi
rited speech, demanded by what
authority the name of the mecha-
nics had been used, and vindica -
ted them from the calumny that
they had sanctioned this move-j
ment. Mr. Jas. Marsh, another j
mechanic, followed on the same !
side. The Hon. Alfred Huger;
made a cutting speech. Mr. J. i
L. Petligrue made also a few pun-!
gent remarks', and the meeting
JY. Y. Star.
Specie Payments. We learn
from an article in the New Or
leans Bee of the 1 8th inst. that the
Louisiana Slate Bank will in a
short time resume specie pay
ments of all iis engagements as
The Canal Bank has also com
menced the partial redemption of
its paper, and now pays in full its
notes of 5, 10, and $50, and 33
1-3 per cent, on those of higher
The payment of specie by these
two institutions, in addition to the
Citizens' and Consolidated Banks,
which have never suspended, the
Bee thinks will have a tendency
to make gold and silver more a
bundant for the common uses of
Steamboat sunk. A steamboat
called the Nick Biddle was snag
ged and sunk iu the Mississippi,
about 50 miles above Vicksburg,
on the 1 5th inst. Ten of the deck
passengers are Known to nave
been drowned by the accident,
and probably more. ib.
C7The "Petersburg Intelligen-
cer, passed yesteraayt irom me
hands of Robert Birchelt, Jr. Esq.
into the possession of E. V. Spar
hawk, Esq., well known as a tal
ented reporter of Legislative and
Congressional debates, and as a
sprightly and agreeable writer.
We heartily congratulate our late
cotemporary on his fortunate es
cape from a vexatious and ill re
quited vocation, and tender our
best wishes to his successor in the
chair editorial, for a prosperous
career over a thornless pth.
&?The Danville. Roanoke and
Junction Railroad has suspended
operations from want of funds.
The apprehension is entertained,
that it will not again be resumed
much dissatisfaction existing a
mong the stockholders on account
of some provisions of the last Le
gislature. We are not apprised
of the particulars.
C?Col. R. M. Johnson, tlie
Vice President of the United
States, has addressed a note to
; Daniel Bradford, Esq., the editor
o the Keutucltv Gazette, in which
he formally denies being in favor
of the re-establishment of a Na
tional Bank, as had been asserted
by some of the Kentucky opposi
tion papers. ib.
JVew Hampshire. The Legis
lature of this State adjourned on
the 8th inst. after a session of
A resolution was introduced in
to the Legislature instructing the
Senators, and requesting the Rep
resentatives in Congress to oppose
! a National Bank in all shapes and
under all circumstances, which
j passed the House by a vote of
j 13G to 60, and the Senate by a
OCTThe "Serpent-tongued In
fant," which we published the oth
er day, is declared by the post
master in thai town, to whom we
wrote, -to be a "miserable hoax."
Mississippi. Since the terrible
depreciation of Cotton, the Mis
sissippi planters are becoming
wheat growers. As early as June
! 17th. several fine crops of the
staff of life was already gathered
in Holmes county. This year, it
is believed, the State will feed
herself. The crop of cotton also
being thus diminished, its value
will rise. The cotton product of
that Slate, for this year, is compu-
: ted at 150 millions pounds, or 14
millions of dollars.
N. Y. Star.
Cy-Jedediah Burchard, the in
stituter of "Sixty-day prayer-
: meetings," has commenced opera
! tions at Poughkeepsie. The P.
.Journal pronounces him an artful,
; hypocritical, itinerant vagabond.
He asks what to do to rid the
town of him. ib.
Dreadful effects of Lightning...
The house of Walter Hawley,
three miles west of Ridgefield
church, Conn., was struck by
lightning the night of the 1 1th
inst. Mr. Hawley, his son and
grand child were instantly killed
while in bed. Mrs. Hawley call
ed to her husband and son, and
having no answer, went to their
beds and found them, to her I'or
ror, dead. She herself was the
next day delivered of a child. The
house was not injured. ib.
Murder. A horrid murder was
committed at Butlers tavern, six
miles east of Columbus, Ohio, the
night of July 14th. The Colum
bus Register says: At ihe supper
lable of Mr. Butler were a couple
of travellers, one quite an aged
man the other perhaps thirty-five,
who had stopped intending to re
main all night. While they were
eating, a third person arrived, and
took a glass of spirits al the bar
After supper he began a conversa
tion with the elder traveller, bv
asking him where he was from.
On receiving in reply, ,;from
France," he told him he was a
liar and an impostor, and lhat he
was an escaped convict from the
Philadelphia penitentiary. He
continued such abuse, liil the -old
man complained to the landlord
and had him turned out of the
house. He in a few moments
knocked at the door and asked for
his cane, which was given him,
and as was thought he went away.
About 9 o'clock, the younger of
the two travellers stepped out for
a moment, and the voice of the
fellow who had been ejected was
heard iu altercation with hirn
What passed is not known, but the
former was heard to say, "you
are no gentleman, or you wouldn't
insult an old man in lhat manner.''
They were at this time not far a-
and in a moment the land
lord saw the blade of a dirk-knife
gleam iu the moonlight, and heard
the traveller who had stepped out,,
exclaim that he was a "murdered
man." The ruflian instantly es
caped. The wounded man stag
gered towards the door, and fell
across the sill. He was carried
in and placed upou a pallet, but
almost immediately expired.
Search was at once made for
the murderer; but he was not ap
prehended till about sunrise this
morning, when he was taken not
far from the house by a couple of
young men, one a son of Mr. But
ler, who had been on the look out
by Alum creek bridge all night.
He was brought to this city, and
committed for trial in September
next by Justice Wood.
The above are all the particu
lars that transpired al the magis
trate's. The ruffian gave his
name as Abraham Winner, and
said he was a chair maker by
trade, and from Philadelphia. He
inflicted two stabs with his knife,
one in the breast and the other in
the abdomen, either of which
would have proved fatal. He re
fused to give any reason for com
milting the deed, Si appeared quite
unconcerned about the matter.
(C7J. W. Taylor has been tried
iu the county of Monmouth, N.J.
for ihe horrible crimes of murder
ing his mother and a lodger in
the house, and then setting fire to
the house to coi&eal the murders,
and acquitted, on the ever-ready
and too available plea of insanity.
N. Y. Star.
Revolutionary symptoms in Ca
nada. Large and tumultuous
meetings have been recently held
in Lower Canada, "to protest a
gainst ihe atrocious measures of
coercion which Lord John Rus
sell and the British aristocracy
are preparing for this Democratic
Colony, and to take measures for
the defence of ihe rights and liber
ties of the people now on the point
of being annihilated." They are
headed by a man of talent and in
trepidity, named Papineau, who
has heretofore figured in the dis
sections of the Colony, and is look
ed up to as the O'Connell of that
The Governor General of Ca
nada (Earl Gossford) has fulmi
nated his proclamation against
such meetings; but they neverthe
less continued to be held.
If Canada throws oflT Uie Brit
ish yoke, (whereat we should not
at all be surprised,) we may ex
pect that she will ask for admis
sion into the American Union.
The North will rejoice at an op
portunity of keeping p the "bal
ance of power" by offsetting Tex
as with Canada
Important. The clergy live by
our sins, the doctors by our dis-
ases', and lawyers by our follies.
What do printers live on? echo
answers what? Why, you goose
they live on politics and wiad.