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Tarborough, (Edgecombe County, JV. V.J Saturday, April 7, 1838
Jot. XIV Mo. 14.
The Tarborough Press,
BY OEOROE HOWARD,
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j A FARM EM FOIl ME, BOYS!
A Farmer's die man for me, boys I
, A Farmer's lite man for me,
I lnle tlit ploughshare ges,
; Or l lie heilV r lows,
J True lonl of the soil is lie,
True lord of the land is lie, boys !
A Farmer A Farmer lor me.
Ere the sun shines over the lea, boys !
Kre llie sun shine over ihe lea,
I In the waiving main,
Of t lie golden yrain,
llie is linp)y as man can be,
llle is happy as man ran be, boys!
A Farmer a Farmer for me.
Willi no rare to mar his joy, boys !
No rare to lessen hi joy,
I he toils of the day,
j Puss quickly away;
A flight is merry and free,
fliis nipht is rrKrrv and free, boys!
I A Farmer a Fanner lor me.
No drone of llie hive is he, boys !
1 N drone of llie hive is he,
i But wiih hii flail,
I D-)tli ti e sheaf assail,
I Ati'l gathers fioin every tree, boys !
1 A Fanner a Farmer for me.
f MARCH OF INTELLECT.
Eviracl of a letter from a newly married
! lady, who had finished her education at a
! fashionable boarding school. Il was vtril-
i ten loan old school mate.
"I was married ten weeks ago.
Mo a 1 1 J my dcnr hub md has re
moved into tin? country, too miles
from any hous. We li ue no mar
ket to go to, lui! have to lay in oil;
provision t y ilit: hail. My furni
chere is much liner than most of uv
nuhors. My husband and me agree
Very well; as yet we have not li I
no quarrel, ami in m st thing be
llnuks us I tlo. I allow 1 done well
in marring, for wo are inucbually
happy. Iliiu and me coul I live
foiever together, and neither give
the other a rnisbchulding word,"
&c. U. W.
P. S. I have not looked into a
book since my wedding day. M)
husband is the whole world to inc.
if 1 can please him, els shall trou
What time we used to have at
Mrs. s boarding school! Such
labor in studying Latin and logic,
and algehray, ami music! I never
Could see the use of it.
P. S. I advice you to get shut out
of your single hlessednc ss as soon
ns you can. How frightful old
maids is. Write me the first oppor
Curious Sera) of History In
the Philadelphia Repository, and
Wei klv Register, of November 12,
1303. Vol. 3, No. 3G, is the follow
ing curious extract :
4A curious act of the State of
Franklin, for the support of the civil
list. I he Male or 1 enncssee for
merly belonged to North Carolina,
atid was ceded to the United States,
in the year 1709. In 1784 the poo
pl; of that State withdrew them
selves, and set up an independent
Government, by the name of v rank
I'm. In 1 7U8 their Legislature
enacted the following curious law
for the support of the civil list :
'Whereas, the collecting of taxes
in specie for the want of a eircula
ling medium has become very op
pressive to the good people of this
commonwealth. And whereas, it
is the duty of the Legislature to
hoar at all times the prayer of their
oonsiiiuents and apply as speedy a
remedy as lies in their power: Be
it enacted by the General Assembly
f the Slate of Franklin, and it is
hereby enacted by the authority of
he same, that from the first day of
January, Anno D .mini. 1789, "the
salaries of the civil officers bo as
follows, to wit :
'His Excellency, the Governor,
per annum, one thousand deer skins.
Ills Honour, the Ciiief Justice, five
lundred ditto. The Attorney Ge
ueral, five hundred ditto. Secretary
to his Excellency, the Governor,
live hundred raccoon ditto. The
Preasufer of the State, four bun tired
md fifty otter ditto. F tch County
Clerk, three hundred heaver ditto
Clerk of the House of Common,
two hundred raccoon ditto. Mmii
hers of Assembly, per diem, three
raccoon skins. Justice fee fur sign
inu a warrant, one mukrat skm
Fn the Const tbb for serving a war
rant, one trunk skin. lvia-ted into
i law, tins l5'h day of October,
1788, under the great seal of ihe
M ite: Witness bis Lx elleticy.
John Sevier, Governor. Colain
General. Commander in Chief and
Admiral, in and over said State.'
tt?We thought every one familiar
with ihe meaning ol " liunkum"
the true version, (as it is usually er
roueously spelt ) I5ut we II explain
for our friends of . the Baltimore
Pranscript. A grave member of
the lower House of Congress from
the venerable State of North Caro
lina, and from a district which in
lud tl the county of Buncombe,
(in which county he resided J whose
'tyle of speaking produced a very
common fleet of driving the tnem
ers from the Hall, and all lb way
one iiav aMdressiti'' t be House.
when, a usual, the coughing and
sneering commenced, and the mem
lers began leaving. He paused
luhile and assured the House thai
there need be no uneasiness on their
part, and that lor himself it mattered
not how many left, for he w is not
speaking to the H"USe, tint to
'linnnan." It is now understood
constituent body, in
liictid. Co m p.
Mignonette. If you have a foot
of ground under your window, sow
il in this mt)det 1 1 1 1 1 flower: it will
cent your whole house with its de
lightful perfumes and gladden your
eye with its unpretending blossom.
A Swindler of the First Dgree.
A young oiiiu from South Alabama,
it is said, has been arrested for
having obtained from two broker
of New York 815.000, raised on
forged letters of credit for 83,000,
addressed to the President of the
City Bank of New York, in tlu
name of Mr. Shtblev, Cashier of
the Bank of Georgia. The brokers
gave the 8 15,000 after the bank
had declined to accent the letters
from a reluctance at this time to is
sue more of their bills. The hope
till youth who has opened his ca
reer hy such an atrocious attempt at
fraud, was found in a brothel at
Philadelphia by the vigilance of
officers Bl ney. Young, and Mc-
Cle 111 of that city.
"Bear and jorbe.ary An elder
ly lady died recently in Pittsburgh
who must have been a subscriber
and "constant reader" of the llich
mond Enquirer for her whole life
was in conformity to the oil tepeat
e.d maxim of that paper, which heads
this item. "hu bore her husband
twenty-two children, and never gavel
ii i til a cross word."
ffTThero is a man in Engbiml,
who is now living with his 17'b
wife! his children number 36 so
ays a paper. Heavens! what a
man is this: seven Urn wives! Our
might satisfy us. But a "fool for
luck," sayeth the old adage.
Tlw Croup. Phis terrific dis
ease, fatal in so many cases to chil
dren, might have been arrested, in
many cases where it has proved fa
t a I, if parents would have ready n
all times, a phial containing 2 oz
Syrup of Squills, 40 grains of Epe
eaeu ana, 1 grain Tartar Emetic
and when the disea.se is announced
hy a hollow, ringing cough, resem
bling rather a bark than a cough,
give a tea spoonful of the above
mixture every ten minutes until free
fijIt is related of David Crockett
hat his memory was very remarka
hie. -In proof of which, one who
opposed him for a seat in Congress,
gives the following .anecdote.
'When we began our electioneering
eampaign,' said Col. A., not being
able to speak very well extempore.
m rather not at all, I wrote a specc h
witii great care and committed
it to memory. I delivered this at
three several meetings, and was a
jood deal gratified in believing that
it was verv well received. I hai
Iwavs spoken first, but at the fourth
inetMlinr vvliii li ivnx n vnrt, nnm,.n,nci
' ' -----
one. Ororkelt oronosed soeakni r
1 1 - - 1
that he take the lead. He ae
ordingly mounted the stand, and to
my tdtcr amazement, recited the
whole of my speech, and only chang
ed a sentence or two to suit his own
case. I never felt so awkward in
my life. My turn to speak came,
ind my speech was gone stolen
used up and I was left without a
word ios.ay. And to comnlete mv
nortific at ion, the rascal was chuck
ing ami laughing as if he had done
he cleverest thing in the world.'
(r?-Philadephia lakes the lead inj;l,,MJl "fi!? hums.5
uiumli. rnt donations and bequests
or charitable purposes. All the
world knows of her Stephen Girard,
ind the Orphan College, or railier,
palace, no lotmoen. jjoctor Jo
scph Preston, Quaker, imbued with
the same generous spirit, has bft
queuthed near 8400,000 to found a
lying in hospital fur respectable and
indigent married females. The en
cotiragement of a pure morality
eems to have entered into the in
lentions of the testator.
OyWe learn from the Washing
ton Correspondent of the Gr ind
Gulf Advertiser, that 'the Honora
ble James D' Wolf, of Rhode Island,
and bile of the U. S. Senate, died
in New York a few days since, very
mddenly, ami left behind him a for
tune estimated al 810,000,000. He
was an abolitionist by profession;
and yet up to the year 1821, was
notoriously engaged in the slave;
trade, between Africa and the Is
bind of Cuba. It is estimated, that
between the years 1780 and 1827,
he exported from Africa, four hun
dred and two thousand slaves.
JVarning to the Intemperate.
Red noses are said 10 be among the
injurious effects of tight lacing.
OA youth named Rice, having
lately fallen into the basin City road,
a quarter of an hour elapsed before
he could be got out, when two sur
geons attended, but after an hour's
exertion, were unsuccessful in their
attempt to restore the youth to life.
A drunken man from the tap room,
waking from his sleep, and hearing
ih.it the medical men had failed,
staggered into the room and said he
could restore? the boy; and apply
tug his mouth to that of the youth,
(tn the same time closing the nos-
mis) by the strong sti'-lion, as of
hi iiw mg me nrentn trom me patient,
actually renovated him in a few mi
notes, to the astonishment of all
present. 'Phis was the ninth per
son this individual had restored in
a simitar manner.
An Old BelL VUc Bristol, R
I. Piiceaix states that one of tlw
Spanish bells has been placed on a
factory in that village. The follow
ing is given as a translation of the
inscription upon it.
This bell, which God preserve,
has been given by Gen. F. IL li
lael Antonio Garcia, the year of God
8'38. St. Uafael and Saint Francis
eo pray for us.
Invention Cotton. An i m p o r
taut invention in relation to press
ing and re packing cotton, has beet
invented by an ingenious mechanii
f this city; .after devoting years o;
labor and anxiety to which, it 11 on
promises to rewatd his skill and in
dustry, by doing away altogetlie.
with the present rather uu wield)
process of steam and horse povvet
The inventor describes it as ;
compound, parallel, and geared le
ver, which possesses the rxtraordi
nary powois with the least physical
labor, of pressing cotton, &c. into
square bales, more solid and com
pact than otherwise hi- effected, uol
t;V('n excepting the mighty power ol
..I.l . ,
MLUm) ai OUU leillll IIIC COSt Ol
any mode hitherto thought of.
1 nc nan or mis new ami most
useful specimen of mechanical skill,
which it. is as simple in constructioi
as it is economic id' time, labor and
money, in practical operation, can
be seen upon application at this of
fice. We arc informed that the
election of a press of this kind would
not cost over 81500, and would be
capable of pressing in a superior
manner a greater number of bales
than a steam engine worth 815,000
To doubt of the success ol such
an admirable u flair, would be tautti-
100 rmm' 0 our ns Un,' tu
"ateiy, Know that the l itter is the
.ti 1 1 .
c,',!?p! iiml Wt ,mvo ns Hme doubt thai
1,11 1,1 llu'm i"tresled w ill ca
geriy lest tne properties 01 an inven
lion of such great importance to the
planters of, and dealers in, the great
er Southern staple.
N. Orleans Cour.
Arkansas and Tixas. From an
article in the Richmond Whig we
learn that a difficulty seems to be
brewing between Arkansas Mid
Texas about their boundary. Texas
litis laid claim to Fayette and Alii
ler counties in AiUansas, and es
tablished htnd offices there. A ma
jority oft he People side with Texas,
have elected representatives to the
Texan Congress, and have organ
ized counties, and elected Sheriff-,
Clerks, Coroners, &e. They re
fuse to pay taxes to or to recognize
the jurisdiction of Arkansas.
The subject has been referred to
the Legislature of Arkansas hy the
Governor, who recommends that
Miller county, where the greatest
disaffection exists, and where he
says, the laws cannot be faithfully
executed, be abolished, and her ter
ritory attached to some other coun
ty possessed of more patriotism
The Governor states that he will
immediately communicate with the
President of the United States, and
procure, if possible, an early and
definite adjustment of the boundary
question. He concedes, that a por
tion of Miller county may, on a set
1 lenient, fall to Texas; but asserts,
that our Government, since the
put chase of Louisiana, has always
claimed and exercised jurisdiction
over it, and will never peaceably
surrender its claims until a decision
j against it by an authorised tribunal.
Tiie Arkansas Legislature has net
yet acted on the subject.
Singular affair in Texas. TUq
New Orleans Bulletin of the iCtll
instant, gives a letter from Houston
tilted Vtb. c2;iU. which sava thir
President Houston was a few ihivs
before met in the streets by the Ex
Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Fisher,
and his brother, and Cul. Wey
mouth, and rudely requested them
to retract certain declarations made
hy him touching Mr. F. The Pre
sident said tor his public iicls ho
was not personally accountable, but
for his personal acts he was. Short
ly after the President received a
hallenge and handed it over to hia
servant. The next day he procee
ded to Nacogdoches.
fiyTho following statement,
-bowing the proportion of nutricioua
natter contained in the articles
therein named respectively, will de
monstrate the erroueousness of the
notion generally entertained in favor
f animal food. It will be easy for
hose who examine the tahle to
ompare the relative value of the
ommodhi. s so far as support of
trength is concerned. Some of
-ur readers will be astonished to
learn that, in the words of a corres
pondent of the Newark Daily Ad
vertiser, 'one loaf of good homo
made bread will feed you as long as
a leg of mutton, and an Irish potato
is belter for you than a pound of
pork.' Of nut ritious matter,
of wheat contains 05 lbs.
The Pill Business. The good
people seem to be driving the trade
of pill making in all parts of iho
country. The last invention, which
has wrought wonders and litis re
ceived many certificates, is as fol
"A scheming Yankee has been
selling purely vegetable nilla
ihioughout the southern country,
at a great rate. On undergoing an
analysis, they were found to be
purely vegetable indeed. They
were nothing more or le&s than com
mon garden peas, dipped in a solu
tion of powdered liquorice."
An even ff tit year. The year
1812 was probably the most event
ful of any in History, ancient or
modern. England who cotivubed
by the riots in the manufacturing
districts; Mr. Perceval lost his life,
and at his death commenced the
detestable reign of Liverpool and
Vansitt.irt; Wellingtoon took ihe
towns of Ciutlad Rodrigo and Ba
dsijos, and won the battle of Sala
manca; Spain abolished the Peerage
and the Inquisition, and proclaimed
her new Constitution; all South
America was in civil war; and Na
poleon fought the battles of Wilnn,
Smolenski, Borodino, and .Moscow,
and finally saw his mighty hosts
perish in the snow; ihe English
likewise took Almarez and Seville,
and witnessed disgrace and defeat
from ihe Americans at sea and in
the Canadas. In ibis eventful year
no les than three millions of Chris
tians, under the sanction of mother
church and holy priesthood, wero
armed for reciprocal carnage, and
all Europe and America were made
slaughter-houses of the human race.
It is supposed that more than one
million of men, women, and chil
dren were butchered, or otherwise
sacrificed in this memorable year.