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Vol. XIII JVo. 41
I 7e " Tarborough Press,"
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To die and leave behind
Nought of surviving fame,
:0f the divine, creating mind
j 'o trace, no single name;
To know no deed, no word,
j Our memory to restore,
1 But that when gone, there shall be
J Of us no mention more.
pjy, mock not that thou hear'st me
! ' sigh;
1 My friend! this is indeed to die.
i But to live on and on,
S Among the great, the good,
Eternal station to have won
'Mid that high brotherhood!
Deep in the hearts of men,
Enshrin'd to be;
i To shine a beacon to the ken
5 Of far posterity;
I Who would not days for ages give?
j Who would not die such life to live?
j What idle words are theirs,
j Who bid us bound our powers
J To passing pleasures, present cares,
I Brief as the fleeting hours?
iSa deemed not they, I ween,
The great of other days,
Whose brows still wear the living
j Whose lamps still brightly blaze;
a Sd deemed not they who struck the
With Milton's truth, with Homer's
j No! from a fount divine
j These restless longings come
j This hope in honor'd light to shine
j Above the cold, dark tomb;
;0!i! when from life I part,
i Let me not wholly die;
j Still with sweet song to charm the
j Or rise with musings high;
Still Jive in the remetnber'd line
,0!i! might this glorious meed be
j THE BRIDAL EVE.
j A tale of Boston in olden times.
In a retired avenue in the rear
of Washington street, and near
jtfie ever lo be remembered "Old
jbouih," stands a venerable pile,
(Surmounted by the uncouth figure
Jof a grim son of the forest, yet
j known as the Province house.
jTlie building was once the gay
Jiead quarters of the commander
jm chief of England's "colonial
jiroops. Yes, lhat antique relic'of
uvparteo age where now the Du
ty and important 'clt resorts to
fl,joy his Havana, and recruit his
temporal man with life's luxuries,
was"m olden times the proud court
f a King's military ambassador.
Some six months after the inci
dents preceding, were seated round
a table in this mansion a few gay
juangoijjcers of the English ar-n,y-
Mirth and hilarity seemed
tu reign triumphant. , Among the
llUrmber not the least conspicuous,
sLord B ; and if the 'human
jd divine' be an index to the
,learl le would have been the
happiest of the group.
Lord of B , said young
ol. G t a conceited and good,
JUfnored officer, 'what a lucky
Jjeareyou! And then the mor
' 'cation and envy you liave cau
4ed a score of others by your
pod fortune. Pon honor, 1 was
-Won the point of attempting an
"alt on her myself. A lovely
le and, what i better, a plum
7 of settle ment on your mar-l,Se--a
fine prospect for a king's
officer in this cursed Yankee land.
I wish to heaven there was anoth
er wealthy and beautiful loya!
nymph hereabouts. 1 would make
her happy as I live, for we have
nothing else to lay siege to at pre
sent.' A rout of merriment fol
lowed the colonel's confident
'My gallant colonel,' said a
more grave major, 'I fear you will
never succeed in your feminine
sieges. You always get the lucre
foremost in the articles of war.
Believe me you will never gain a
damsel's heart by courting the
daddy's breeches pocket.'
'Don't be too hard, my good
major; my mind wanders to that
which is most needful. These
Yankee sharpers can drain British
purses, even though they excel in
nothing. But let us drop this,
anu drink to t;,e health of the fair
Miss H. and our good Lord Ar
thur, not forgetting the approach
ing festivity, which thank heaven,
will be one bright spxu in our dark
We leave this merry company,
and return to the quarters of Lord
l . beatd on a couch
his apartment is the youthfu
senger, Eugene. But how chan
ged since the eventful night of his
arrival. t lew months of deep
corrodinjr ancruisJi had made
fearful contrast in his fair form.
The iollv short curlinr hair is
thrown aside, and from the fair
brow flow luxuriant locks of beau
tifully tinged auburn. The Hash
ing, fearful eyes, the flushed
cheeks, the firmly closed lips, and
heaving bosom, reveal to the rea
der the ardent, devoted Lady Ju
lia. Near at hand stands, regar
ding her witii icspectful look, the
valet Ralph., After a long and
agonizing indulgence in her woe,
the lady raised her head and
spoke. 'For this painful confir
mation of my suspicions I thank
thee, my kind Ralph. Now that
his falsehood is truly unmasked
now that I feel that he has filled
my cup of bitterness to the brim
I will witness with my own eyes
these blasting events lo my young
hopes. O, Ralph, what have 1
not sacrificed for this man? this'
base hearted monster! Have 1 not
suffered exile from my native
land, and passed even the bounds
of. my sex to behold his smile to
breathe the air that is charmed
by his presence? Have 1 not sac
rificed home, friends, comfort,
perhaps my own proud name, for
this false wretch?'
'True, madam. But cannot
your feigned report of loss of for
tune, and your great distance
the long period since his leaving
England be some atonement for
'No, Ralph, this will not atone
for wrongs like mine. ' It is but a
foolish romantic whim of mine, to
witness its e fleet on him; for this I
bore to him my own lejlers and
oh! the love and. devotion he
showered on my thirsfy spirit on
that night of our meeting. Little
knew he who listened and feasted
on his every word. FJad the fond
delusion of that excited night
continued unbroken for one short
week, how eladlv would I have
thrown off all disguise, and sur
rendered myself, my fortune, and
my whole soul to him! But to be
thus cast off, slighted, and forgot
ten! Shall the last of ray proud
aud ancient line be thrown aside
by him who once thought, lived,
and breathed but in my presence,
and all this for an acquaintance ol
an hour? No, Ralph, I have fed
upon his bounty like a dog, and of
lale his very brute nas nap more
smiles and' kind looks than the
neglected and despised Eugene.
But 1 have passed the bound ol
maiden honor from shame and
an insulted spirit there is no re
treat. There yel remains revenge!
Revenge, sucluas woman's heari
can only dream! My kind Ralph,
j.u ave oeen faithful to mebe
silent yet, and leave me.
Another flood of scalding tears
burst from her wild and flashing
-v-, au Mie Dent her aching
,,wu upuu me couch m silent ago
ny. Bright and joyous was the fes
tal scene on the night destined for
the marriage of Lord Arthur B
and the lovely Miss H . Her
latner s mansion was filled with
fair ladies and gay officers of the
king, and the bright lamp shone
oer oeautiiul women and brave
men. Sweet music filled the hall,
and proud figures clad in scarlet
and in gold, blended with those of
virgin whiteness, flitted thro' the
mazy figures of the giddy dance.
ah present appeared joyful and
"gut nearied, save one. In the
deep recess of a window stood a
I M f - A f
pale boy. An unnatural bright
ness beamed from his dark eyes,
and he seemed not to note the
gaiety before him. The gushing
melody that floated through the
brilliant apartment, and the ring
ing laugh of youth, fell not in
gladness on his ear. There was
no room for the joys within the
bursting heart of that lone boy.
The hour "for the ceremony
drew near, but where are the hap
py beings for whom this festive
cincle is gathered? In a secluded
arbor in the garden, sal a youthful
couple, conversing in a low confi
dential tone; and how many bliss
ful dreams of the future, and what
high aud happy hopes urged their
delusive visions on the minds of
that young pair. They are a
waited for at ihe altar. The aged
father of the young bride ap
proaches the pale Eugene. 'Tell
thy master that the hour is at
hand,' The boy started like one
awakened from a dream he look
ed round with a wild amazement,
then answered in a hoarse unearth
ly tone," 'I will.'
The agony expressed in those
brief words rang strangely on the
happy group around. The boy
Suddenly a shriek rang thro'
ihe mansion that blanched the
blood from many a lovely cheek.
All rushed to the arbor. The
oung nobleman lay stretched up
on the earth ihe life's blood
gushed from his heart, tinged with
yet deeper shade his crimson at
f ire. Sinking by his side was ihe
slight figure of a youth, his open
garment revealing the white bo
som of a female, with the undrawn
dagger 37et flashing within the
faintly throbbing heart. With
the last exertion of fleeting life
she exclaimed, 'This is my re
venge! This the fearful price of a
blighted name of woman's wrong!'
, The bodies of; those victims of
broken truth were borne to their
far distant native land. The fair
Emma H has long since been
laid in the family vault of ancient
'Copp's.' All has since changed
save the certainty that mankind
are , prone to falsehood; and that
vows like bubbles, are easily bro
ken as made.
Fatal Rashness! We perceive
that a Massachusetts editor has
just got married!! He is crazy uri-
less his wile has an appetite to live
on old exchange papers.
OA to Rep.
True Politeness. 'I have met
with many polite men in my life,'
said Col. Crockett, 'but no one
who possessed in a greater degree
what may be called true sponta
neous politeness, than this Ca
manche Chief, always excepting
Philip Hone, Esq. of New York
whom I look upon as the politest
man I ever did see, for when he
asked me to take a drink at his
own sideboard, he turned his back
upon me, lhat I might not be a
shamed to fill as muchjts 1 want
ed. That was what I call doing
ihe fair thiug.'
G7We notice with great plea-
sure tne improvements in agricul
ture, and especially by the intro
duction of the best seeds. Far
mer Baden has done much for ihe
country; by twenty-four, years'
perseverance, he has obtained a
kind of prolific corn, which almost
exceeds belief. On some stalks
have been found ten good ears.
What might be effected for agri
culture by similar efforts applied
to other grain? Globe.
Large Corn. We saw in Gen.
Wall's garden, a day or two since,
a specimen of corn which exceeds
any thing which we remember to
have before seen or read of. The
highest stalk which we-noticed,
and which did not greatly exceed
in height those which grew in a
dozen or twenty hills beside it,
was about fifteen feet. Some of
the stocks also made a show of
seven ears; quite a number of
ihem had four large, well-formed
ears of corn upon them.
The seed of this corn, fipnpral
Wall informs us, was procured of
inr. Ellsworth, ol the Patent Of
fice, at Washington. It was fur
nished by Mr. fcaden. of Marv-
land, who has been for a series of
years making experiments to im
prove the quality of corn, by se
lecting the best seed, from year lo
year, for planting. Judging from
the specimen which we have refer
red lo, a very great improvement
has evidently been made.
JJlr. fcJIsworth has distributed
the seed of this corn in different
parts of the country, in order that
il may be generally introduced.
That which Gen. Wall has raised
this season, we understand it is
his purpose to distribute iu this
vicinity for next year's planting.
Burlington (V. J.) Gar.
Animal Magnetism. Col. W.
L. Stone, of ihe N. Y. Commer-
cial Advertiser, appears to have
become a believer in the mysteries
of animal magnetism. Il is said
lhat Dr. Wayland, ihe President
of Brown University, Samuel H.
Jenks, Esq. editor of ihe Nantuc
ket Inquirer, and other
men, have also become couverts
to this new science.
Electro-Magnetism. The Em
peror of Russia has appointed a
commission lo make experiments
upon a grand scale, on the appli
cation of this newly discovered
power to machines in general, and
to the propulsion of ships. The
nrnppss is to he thnt rprnmmpiirl-
ed by M. Jacobi, Professor in the ding ihe Syuod of Ulica, Genes
University of Dorpal. We Inve see, Geneva, and the Western Re-
received a letter from Milan, ' serve, and the 3d Presbytery of
which states that Professor Del , Philadelphia, are irregular, ille
Negro, of Padua, has, after many j gal, null, and void, and that the
years of experiments, succeeded j exscinded bodies are still compo;
iu applying ibis power to locorno-1 ent parts of the Presbyterian
lives. It is aslonishintr with whal church. These opinions are pub-
mushroom hasle these new pre- j
tenders, since our American Da
venport announced his great dis
covery, have sprung up on both
sides the Atlantic. It has always
been and always will be so.
JY. Y. Star.
J'ew Propelling power. -We
mentioned, sometime since, that
Dr. Corbin, of Piltsburg, had in
vented something to supplant, as
he supposed, almost every oilier
propelling power. By the exer
tion of 40. pounds, by means of
the pendulum and hydrostatics, it
produces a power of 400 lbs.
which in its turn can produce
4000 pounds, he. ad infinitum.
The inventor claims to have made
the discovery of. an entire new
principle in mechanism. An ap
plication is lo be made in the
course of a few days, when the in
vention will be fully tested. He
has obtained a patent for it.
Swifter yet. A man in Liver
pool advertises, a new plan for a
CThe equestrian feat of Mr.
Grant, a riding master at Phila
delphia, is considered almost un
precedenied 2SS miles in 24 suc
ii is saiu, mat Mr. Urant has
undertaken to ride 300 miles in
24 hours. ib.
The Giant and his Club. Por
ter, the Kentucky giant, probably
the tallest man living, being seven
feet seven inches without his shoes,
is coming to our eastern cities,
says Ihe Louisville Journal, and
hence goes to London, to show
the people of Europe if the Abbe
uaynal and others were correct in
saying that the human and vege
table race degenerated in this
country. He will take with him
another specimen of Kentucky
growth a block, six feet high, of
Ihe celebrated Salt River syca
more tree, measuring seventy feel
in circumference! He ought to
go mounted, also, on a living
mammoth, as a specimen of our
Matricide. A young man by
ihe name of Robert Vance, ol
Eckhart county, Ind. shot his own
mother on the 4lh ult. without the
Riot and loss of life in Canada.
A riot resulting in ihe immediate
deaih of two persons, (negroes,)
and the wounding, one supposed
mortally, of three others, occur
red at Niagara, U. C. on Satur
day morning last. The circum
stances are, lhat a slave in Ken
tucky stole his master's horse and
fled lo Canada. . On the applica
tion of the Governor of Kentucky
to the Canada authorities, the man
was arrested and put in jail as a
felon. About 400 negroes as
sembled at Niagara to resist the
removal of their sable brother.
On the sheriff proceeding lo hand
I over the latter to ihe persons from
I the American side authorised in
j receive him, ihe negroes attacked
ihe posse and were fired on, which
resulted as above.
A'. Y. Star.
(ETGeorge Wood, Esq. of New
York, Samuel L. Hopkiqs,, Esq.
of Geneva, and Chancellor Kent,
of New York, have each given a
written opinion lhat the proceed
ings of the General Assembly of
ihe Presbyterian church exscm
lished at length in the New York
Observer of Saturday last.
Damages against a bad road.
In the Supreme Court held al
Springfield, Mass. last week, Mr.
A. H annum recovered $2,400
damages against the town of Bel
chertown, for injuries to his wife
an5. infant, occasioned by the up
setting of a wagon, through a de
fect in one of the town roads.
The wife had her le'g dislocated
and badly broken, and she was
otherwise much injured, and (sup
posed) rendered a cripple for life.
The child was but slightly hurt.
Defalcatipn.--We are sorry to
learn, says the N. Y. Journal of
Commerce, that a defalcation to
ihe amount of $18,000, lias come
to light in the accounts of Mr. J.
P. Burnham, cashier of the branch
of the United States Bank at
Hartford, and until now having
charge of the business there. He
has property to meet a part, but
something will remain to be met
by his booismeu. .The -deficient
rail road, by which cars will
driven 130 miles an hour.
A. Y. Star.
money is said to have been lost in
Extraordinary Surgical opera
tion by Dr. Scudder. There was
performed in our village, last
week, a very curious and novel
operation on ihe Eye, being noth
ing more nor less than ihe instan
taneous cure of Squinting, or
'Strabisnius,' as' it is properly call
ed. The patient, a joung lady
from South Carolina, came from
Saratoga to this place to meet
Dr. Scudder, and so perfect was
the operation, and so little the in
convenience, lhat she returned
with her parents lo Saratoga iii
the evening train of cars. The
operation was performed by cul
ling some of ihe fibres of ihe mus
cle which held the eye obliquely,
the consequence was, that the op
posite muscle immediately bro't
ihe eye iu its proper line of vision,
aud the unpleasant deformity of
squinting was instantaneously re
moved. Ballston Spa Gaz.
GTA young man at Cambray,
last week, nul a five franc piece
into his mouth, when. beinK seized
with a fil of coughing, il passed in
to his windpipe. Ihe patient
was reduced to the last gasp, when
the surgeon resolved to make an
incision between ihe' two carotid
arteries, by which means the piece
was extracled, having reached as
far as the sternum.
Texas. Mr. Philips presented
a petition (in Concress 1 from
Lynn, signed bv 1400 women
from Sindy Bay, of 35 women;
from Haverhill, 465 women; Rea
ding, 265; Byefield, 52 women,
and Rowlev 41 women, all re
monstrating against admitting
Texas in :he Union. We presume
these women are all too old to go
to Texas and a market. Mr.
Channing has really raised a
breeze among the old women by
his work of fiction, fuss and fudge
about Texas. AV Y. Star.
ff?The Mammoih Cake at ihe
Boston Fair (made by Bowditch)
contains fifty-six dozen of eggs
think of lhat, my masters! eighty
pounds of currants, ninety pounds
of sugar, ninety pounds of flour,
seventy-eight pounds of citron.
fifty pounds ol frosting, fifty-six
pounds of butler, four pounds of
spice in all, Five Hundred
Pounds. What a cake! ib.
Romantic a Boy kidnapped by
a Girl. Lydia Y. Young, aged
15, falling in love at Philadelphia
with Master Squire, of a similar
age; ran away with her enamoured
swain, but was soon after captur
ed and brought up with her prize
Jo the police. The boy at first
pretended he had been forcibly
carried off by the young heroine,
but her story was quite different..
CTThe Sunday School , Jour
nal says; A private letter from a
missionary in Jerusalem mentions
that a number of American and
English people are now in the
Holy Land, wailing for the sec
ond advent, having been much en
couraged by the earthquake of the
first of January. '
Spontaneous Combustion in
Barns. It is supposed, by the
Baltimore Transcript, from a re
cent instance in that city, that the
frequency of fires in barns arises
from the spontaneous' combustion
of deposite's of manure.
Fleas.-Take a few branches
of pennyroyal, and hang them up
in a 'room, lay them on or near
the bed, or carry a few sprigs in
ihe pocket, and the flea will never
make its appearance.
Whooping Cough.- a plaster
of Gum Galbanum applied to the
chest, will cure this i complaint, ,