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SATURDAY, AUG. 12. X837.
The Washington Whig states
that the actual majority of Mr.
St inly over Geo. Wilson, in the
five counties of this Congression
al district heard from, is 377, in
stead of 303 8 votes are to be
added to the former returns from
Hyde, and 61 to those from Wash
ington county. The election in
Tyrrell closed yesterday, and the
votes of the several counties will!
be compared in the town of Wash
ington on Thursday next. Mr.
Stanly's majority will probably be
frm 7 to 8Q0 votes.
Wei earn verbally from the Ha- i
lifax district, that the Hon. Jesse
A. Bynum (Rep.) is re-elected by
a majority of 77 votes over Col.
Win. L. Long, (Whig )
Partial returns from the New
tern district induce the belief that
Mr. Shepard, (Whig) is elected
by a considerable majority over
Mr. Moselev, (Rep.)
In the Warren distiict, Gen. M.
T. Hawkins (Rep.) is re-elected
"by a handsome majority over both
his competitors, Mr. Macklm,
(Rep.) and Mr. Henderson, Whig.
The votes in the several counties
were as follows:
Hawkins. Mac'n. Hen'n.
Warren, 616 75 90
Granville, 587 90 548
Franklin, 252 450 85
Nash, 494 280 39
1919 895 762
Congressional Elections. The
elect ions for members of Congress
were held in Maryland, Mississip
pi, and Arkansas, (and one vacan
cy in Maine,) during last month
they will be held this month" in
North Carolina, Kentucky, Ten
nessee, Alabama, Indiana, Rhode
Island and Michigan. There are
60 new members to be elected.
Of these in the last Congress, 30
were Republicans and 30 Whigs.
Those already elected are classed
thus: Republicans 105, Whigs 71;
consequently there is every proba
bility that the Republicans will
still retain a decisive majority in
the House as well as the Seuate,
maugre all the croakings of the
CTWe assure the Editor of the'
Whig that we are perfectly "will
ing to adjourn the controversy'
for the present and that we have
regained our usual good temper,
notwithstanding we are still of
opinion that we had good cause to
complain of the handbill system
resorted to on the eve of the elec
tion to defeat the Republican can
didate for Congress.
C7WTe are informed that Mr
Joseph D. Biggs is re-elected
Clerk of the County Court of
Martin, by a majority of 10 votes
Wm. XV. Andrew?, is elected
Clerk of the Superior Court.
And that in Nash, Mr. Wm. Do
zieris elected Clerk of the C ounty
Court by a majority of 12 votes
over Col. A. Whitfield, the late
incumbent and Maj. J.H.Drake,
CJerk of the Superior Court,
(t?"The heart-cheering pros
pects which have recently greeted
the farmers in this vicinity, we are
tearful are about to be succeeded
by those of a disastrops character.
The streams are swollen to an a
larming extent, and the water has
overflowed a large part of our low
grounds. It is impossible to esti
mate the damage that in all pro
bability w ill be sustained.
The Revenue. The Secretary
of the Treasury states that the re
ceipts for the month of June, as
estimated, were for customs, about
$213,000; for lands, $6SO,000;
total, $393,000. The expendi
tures during the same month were
about $2,01 1,603.
CTEx-President Adam has
recently written a letter, which has
been given to the public, con
demning the present Banks and
banking system in toto. In com
menting on this letter, the Globe
uses the following significant lan
guage: " We give a letter from Mr. Ad
ams to Mr. Foster, touching the
late condui t of the Banks. As to
a remedy, he thinks 'it is the es
sential system of the present ad
ministration to detach the Gov
ernment from' all banking.' So
far we go with him; and we be
lieve he will find Mr. Van Buren
is made of stuff, to go through
with this operation.' Will he
help him, as well as 'wish him
well out of it?"
A Treasury Bank. The asser
tion made and repeated by several
.whig journals, that the Govern
ment contemplates the establish
ment of a Treasury Batik, is un
qualifiedly contradicted by the
Globe as follows:
"To the best of our knowledge
and belief, no individual connect
ed with the Executive Govern
ment in this city, has expressed
views favorable to the establish
ment of such a bank. If such an
institution is contemplated, the
scheme has been kept a profound
secret by its projectors, whoever
they may be."
From the Globe.
London Manifesto, quoted from
the National Intelligencer. To
rally the aristocracy of England
and the United States, and induce
that powerful body to act in con
cert in the attempt to drive from
power the administration repre
senting "the Democracy of Num
bers,' and establish in authority
"the Aristocracy of Wealth," the
great London bankers put forth a
circular, which has been promul
gated through their presses in
both hemispheres. It proclaims
an opinion designed to impress up
on all the enemies of the democra
cy the belief that the Bank of the
United States is the pivot on
which a lever of "immense power''
may be worked, to acquire that
"prodigious political influence" o
ver this country, at which the mo
neyed and privileged classes aim.
As this general order explains all
the operations of the enemy, it
shall stand at the head of our pa
per until the contest is over.
Extract from the London Bankers'
Circular of Jan. 7.
"From its nature, the influence
of a Bank must be allied to the
aristocracy of wealth, and not to
the democracy of numbers; and
this is more especially the case
with great chartered Banks hav
ing immense power. The late
liank of the United States was one
of this description, and its political
influence was prodigious."
Bathing your Friends. The
Wilmington Advertiser, a decided
whig paper, contains the follow
ing pithy remarks relative to Judge
Wlrite's recent publication:
"Judge White has published his
reply to Gen. Jackson. We have
not read it and do not think that
we ever shall. When will Ameri
cans learn to condense their
Escape. Three of the prison
ers in the jail of this city, effected
their escape on Tuesday night
last. The Jailer offers a reward
of $100 for their apprehension.
fCfWe understand tbat Judges
Nash and Saunders have exchan
ged Circuits so that Judge Nash
will ride the Raleigh, and Judge
Saunders tire Hillsboro' Circuit.
JIr. Macon's Funeral. WTe
learn that at Mr. Macon's Fune
ral, which took place at his late
residence in Warren county, on
the 18th ult. the number of white
persons present was variously es
timated at from 1000 to 1500
besides several hundred blacks.
When it is recollected that most
of these persons must have come
from a distance, some idea may
be formed of the veneralion in
which he was held by the people
of Warren. It is another evi
dence of the goodness' of Mr. Ma
con's heart, that by his express di
rections, ample provision was
made for the hospitable entertain
ment of this numerous company,
and matters were so arranged tbat
even the blacks were not suffered
to go away "hungry and thirsty."
He gave minute orders about his
interment, and took especial care
thr.t his partial friends should not
hereafter erect "the storied urn"
to indicate his final resting place.
He left a very handsome estate,
which he devised by will to nume
rous relatives. An anecdote is
told of him, which strongly illus
trates a prominent trait of his cha
racter, viz: Never to be influenced
in his actions by what the world
might say of him. It is said, that
in his last illness, he insisted upon
knowing from the attending phy
sician, the amount of his bill, re
marking, "that dead men were al
ways charged more than living
Lightning Narrow Escape.
One of the most remarkable in
stances of providential escape
from death by lightning ihat ever
came to our knowledge, occurred
in Granville county on the 18th
ult. Several gentlemen, return
ing from a public meeting, were
caught in a light shower of rain,
accompanied with considerable
lightning and thunder; which,
however bore the appearance of
clearing up, when they arrived at
the house of Mrs. Blackwell,
where they had determined to
call. The Rev. John P. Lemay,
who was foremost, tied his horse
at the gate, and walked to the
house, a distance of not more than
30 or 40 paces; leaving his son,
L. A. Lemay, and Mr. Wm. Le
vister sitting on their horses, the
former close by the side of the
horse that was tied, and the latter
a few feet in his rear; but scarcely
had he seated himself "after reach
ing the house, when he turned his
eyes towards the gate, heard a
tremendous peal of thunder, and
saw his horse fall at the same in
stant. He ran out immediately
to the spot, and found both his
horses, valuable animals, pros
trate and lifeless the one rode by
his son having been struck dead
from under him; but the young
man himself miraculously escaped
with but little injury, though the
animal on which he sat was killed
so dead, not one muscle moved
that could be discovered! and
though hurled himself a distance
of nearly twenty steps, w here he
was found on his feet, nearly in a
state of insensibility!! Mr. Levis
ter was knocked flat on his horse,
but was not seriously injured.
Whilst reviving from the shock,
both complained of a sensation as
if the head were bursting, with se
vere pain in the back of the neck;
from which, however, they were
soon relieved. A tree close by
was also struck. Raleigh Star.
Border Affray. Two United
f States custom house officers have
been seiied near Eastport, by a
party of forty or fifty men disgui
sed as Indians, and carried over
the bridge to the British side of
the river. Portsmouth Times.
Fatal Accuknt. We learn by
the Abingdon Va. Statesman, that
a gentleman by the name of Poin
ter, from North Carolina, was
thrown from his gig at Wythe
Court House, a few days since,
and so injured that he died in a-
bout an hour. Ninety-one tbou
saod dollars in money and dralts,
were found, it is said, in his pos
session. He was an entire stran
ger at Wythe Court House, and
his name and residence were as
certained by letters found upon
his person. ib.
The Milton Spectator says the
above unfortunate personage was
Mr. Samuel Poiuter, aged about
27 years, formerly of that place,
but lately a citizen of Halifax
counl', Vra. where he was raised,
and left a few days since, on a trip
to the south-west to attend to im
portant business for a company of
which he was a partner.
The Northern and Southern
Route via Portsmouth and IVil
mington, JV. C. to Charleston St
C. This great and laudable ex
periment still advances. Another
excellent boat will by October
next ply between Wilmington and
Charleston. Additional stages
will fie in readiness to meet every
possible increase of patronage,
and the public will have what they
were promised, the most admira
ble line of communication known
in the country. Meanwhile the
construction of the Rail Road is
in rapid progress. Ninety miles
and more are under contract; fifty
are already graded, and in a few
weeks the cars may run upon the
road a distance of twenty miles.
The Halifax and Weldon Rail
Road too, is complete, and on the
completion in three weeks of the
Roanoke bridge the cars will run
to the former place.
Success to the cause! Already
are the public awakened on the
subject, and already do they a
ward their encouragement. The
stages from Wilmington to Hali
fax are well filled with passengers;
and that more may be induced to
come, we give a statement of the
time of leaving Portsmouth and
Charleston, with the period con
sumed in the passage. The Bos
ton leaves Charleston on Thurs
days and Sundays, and arrives at
Wilmington in 16 hours. Pas
sengers there take stages for Ha
lifax, where they arrive in 32
hours. Remaining there for the
night, they start in the morning
for Portsmouth, where they arrive
in time for the Baltimore boat.
Passengers from Baltimore, arri
ving at Portsmouth on Thursday
and Saturday, leave in the cars
immediately for Halifax, where
stages are in waiting to convey
them in 32 hours to Wilmington,
where, including a brief stay, the
Boston will receive and convev
them to Charleston in 20 hours
more. From Portsmouth to
Charleston the lime is from 54 to
60 hours. The Boston, it will be
observed, runs but twice a week.
The stages from Halifax to Wil
mington, run thrice, and the cars
daily between Portsmouth and the
Roanoke. Portsmouth Times.
Raleigh and Gaston Rail Road.
This work, we understand, is rap
idly progressing, the greatest en
ergy being manifested in every de
partment of it. About 1200 la
borers are said to be employed
on the line of the road. The
Bridge at Gaston, which will be
a most noble structure, is rapidly
progressing. The stone piers and
abutments are finished, and the
greater part of the wood work
done. There are five piers, ICO
feet apart, making the whole
length of the bridge, with the a
butments, more lhan 1000 feet.
Accident by Fire. The dwell
ing of Hamon Miller, Esq. of this
county, was burned down last Sun
day night. Mr. M. is an aged
man, nearly helpless. He was in
bed asleep; and so sudden was
the alarm, that it was with diffi
culty ihe old man was rescued
from the flames. Some of the fa
mily were absent at a camp meet
ing in the neighborhood. The
fire was first discovered by a son
of Mr. M. who lived on the prem
ises. Nearly all the household
furniture was consumed, together
with near $300 in paper money.
Turpentine, new dip, $1
Old $1 60.
Tar,$l 00. Whig.
Petersburg Market, Aug. 29.
Cotton very dull, 7 to 101 els.
OyThe Cincinnati (Ohio) Post
says that a large contract for
Hogs, to be delivered the coming
fall, has been made at $2 50 per
The coming Campaign. Six
companies of mounted men have
been recently mustered into the
service of the United States, in
this place, to be held in readiness
for the operations of the ensuing
campaign; and subject, in the
mean time, to such duties as cir
cumstances may require. This
regiment is placed under com
mand of our gallant fellow citizen,
Col. John Wa rren, whose distin
guished military services in our
Washington Market, A
protracted Seminole war, have;
won for him a repute worthy of
the name he bears.
Jacksonville Cour. j
Another Murder not by In-
dians. The Tallahassee Floridi-!
r management, will rcctue $ 1 1
an of the 22d ult. savs: A seaman j
named Lurry was found dead. "'t V Umnu
with his throat cut and otherwise
mutilated, in a pond about seven Ftease read the fulinv-
miles from St. Marks, on the Mac-
Inolia road! He had left St.
Marks on the day previous in a
waggon belonging to Col. J. Gam
ble, whose negro waggoner, it is
'"""i w.iiuinnrw me muiijri,jf,onie lour month since, I am p.-V
with the intention of robbing thej w'l" a,ld yem persons, weiia.qij!
.locoed i p with such articles. pronouHw.ii, J
.coCvi, ,n, :, bUjjpou UJ fir, rate I had it examined bv s
nave a considerable Sum ol money j rienced workman, who sfatHj that
about his nerson. Th iirm ! excels any Pinuo he ever aw. hhuJ
f - t' y
has been taken up and is now
committed to await his trial.
Through the New Orleans Bee
we have the act of the Texian
Congress, imposing a tariff of du
ties on the importation of foreign
merchandize. This act is of f ery
recent date, having been approved
by President Houston on the 12th
June. It is of great leugth: and
the duties, many of them are high.
JV. F. Star.
Tuiks Island A letter nub-
lished in the Bahama Gazette of
July 19, states that the island is in
great distress for want of provi
sions, and, indeed, almost in a
slate of starvation. Sail was sell
ing at the reduced price of eight
cents per bushel, in consequence
Later from England. The
packet ship Montreal, from Lon
don, brings papers to the 1st ult.
Commercial aifairs in England
seem to have improved.
The demand for Cotton has not
been quite so brisk, but we do not
observe any alteration in prices.
The dissolution of Parliament
is fixed for the 20th of July.
.At the grand dinner given by
the Duke of Wellington on the
19th of June, in commemoration
of the batileof Waterloo, the ser
vice of gold and silver plate dis
played was valued at one million
five hundred thousand dollars.
SlROM the Subscriber, at Hamilton,
Maitin county, on Saturday last,
Jl black UaiT,
Abou 8 years nld, 5 fret 1 or 2 inches
high, and a split in her left hind hoof. A
liberal reward will be given for the deliv
ery of said mare to me in Martin countv,
near Log Chapel-and any information
respecting her will be thankfully received.
John C Weathersby.
August 11, 1837.
THE subscriber having become Tea.
cher in this Institution, respectfully
informs the public that a few more stu
dents can he received. The school is 0'.
cated at Mr. William Mercer's, about five
miles from Town Creek meeting house
The various branches of an English edu
cation are taught.
E. U. Woodavd.
Augmt 1, 1S37.
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Salt, T. I.
THE Subscribers have remove
h-ui on Ol.l Street, m-xi j ' " 1
of Messrs. Hurt, Patterson ii Win -
they will continue the
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They have on ht.nit and are recej; j
A sreneral Assnvhu".
i Which are ofiVred fr 8;,iP 0I1
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Petersburg, Aug. 5.
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Mr. E. P. Nash,
Dear Sir I receive. yours this m,-'
ing. and it give me pleasure in a,J.;
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and in consequence of its kefpinfiiii::,1
so well, I am tolly saiMied nitii t!,,,1,
cie. With respect, R ,
THE above letter, which ipks
highly of my Pianos, will be sliowu taa;r;
one desirous to see it. '
ALL I ask, ij a comparison if
Stodart, Worcester $ Dunhm
With those of any other maker, in or.
to test their great snperioiity. Noib
can be more fair than this request, ar.
nothing more certain to sell thee ia:r.
menu Tor which I am agent.
E. P. NASH, A-tnU
For Stodart, Worcester tods
Piano Forte t.
LETTER, No. 2.
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Mr. E. F. Nash,
The Piano ariiveil satViy in gdorii
and "gave ?r-at satist;ic'iin ' 1 8
greatly ohliged to you tor your iii ticn .'
attention, ke. &e. J.G.G-
TMK abfvn letter plainly shows the s
isfaction which my Piano- givf.
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II I, he furn:-s!.-d at SHJCC
SPRINGS, on Tues.fav.
of Aiusr. (JooJ .Musk uiil be rov.-.t
on the occasion.
Tf OST, or mis!;Kf. a Nof of Hani''
Rj Win 11. Rohanis for 2S SO. to
in April or :May last, due on lf n)."ii.Si
payable to Mrs Gregory the su'-1
rjeiny witness to the same. All lf'
are forbid trading for said .Note.ain"'
finder is requested to return the siuie t
E. II. IVoodad
August 1, 1S37.
fTJlH" Subscriber having qual1
JL Administrator on the estate
JV ezesom Cromwell,
At May Court of the Conn'v r-,:
combe, requests all pemoin having
against said estate to exhibit t'''lD
erly authenticated within the t:mf
scribed by law, or this notice
plead in bar ol thtir recovery. A'i
.. t, oblate i''
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quested to come forward and settle
debts, as nu indulgence can be gi""
WILL BE SOLI), onTuesy
August next, at ihe residence ol e "
Ilovses, Mules, O''
5heep. Farming Utensd. H-wJ',
Kitchen Furniture, and other uCI j ,(
edi.xis to mention. A ''I'f;'
monih will be given, the pl,rC " i f
ing bond and approve,! st-cuii'.1
the property is changed. .
Lemuel IV. Lawrence, Au-"
July 24. 1837.