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Tarborough, (Edgecombe County, X. C.J Saturday, September t, 1838
Vol. XIV Vo. 35.
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FOR TlIC TAHBOUO PRESS.
HOT WEATHER IIOTTCR AND IIOT
: ! is surely coming nigher,
V.-flsp some comet's scorching tail
i li.ti-r.ds to set the world on fire
( An.l "ccnll igrate" us in detail.
j AH things are burning here below,
! The very waters, they are boiling;
j Th earth is in a horrid glow
jU vy union's all a-spoiling.
J Man and beast for breath are panting
Wurse than lizzards '-on a rail,"
u r ihe fowls 1 hear no chanting
. ,ve ihe owlet's doleful wail.
Ilt re I'm in a glorious lamer,
5 In .ting from excess. of iieat;
T.ius n null away I'd rather
1 ntz;' up in a winter's sleet.
Fretting, snorting, blowing, puffing,
! Like a O'Vci.-' in the seas;
A.t day wU'jiticJJingt
: L-u n.ternal jLts and jUas.
"lis -wexati -us,1' 'tis "prowoking,"
Tu bt- slam by jitus uidjiie
r in worn tu night with rage I'm choking
AiiU lury blazing from my eyes.
, There's no cool place above the clay
Tint I've discovered here below;
1 would have lung since run away
Hat didn't know which way to go.
) The "L ciV the coldest place in town,
(i'rj .i want of it the Lord defend us,)
'lit st- "j il glide so cooly down
' Thai's brewed with tee at Monsier 1 r's.
The ;," is all that keeps me ''kicking,"
There, ice and mint and liuora How,
j Ilf-iu-e 1 go (dry pilgrim) Itclcng
I'd save ine from iuudts beloiv."
I wish 1 had a limpid stream
: Ot -jaliji" daily riowing through rne;
ht re Sol could never dart a beam
ti Jl'.s iiOTjkua could come to view me
A DEVIL IX TiiOUBLE.
which mnsi editors have to
wonder Is, how il,
can find timp. i
t w uji iik ai am .
(L7Mrli amusement arts rroni0,i
Norfolk, by the elephant of the menacerie
swimmiiig across to I'ortsmouth under th.
escort t,f ,is !ea(jer. ,je haf refused U)
br tlic ferry boai.iV. Y. Star.
Tomato. The LouisvilU 111,1 f
July 3, has the folloning remarks
4This vegelahle which now forms in its
season one ot'ihe greatest luxuries that can
be brought on a table, has been known as
a vegetable for only a few ye.us. Its cul
lure for culinary purposes was first com
menced in this country, bv, the French
Huguenot Uefuqees, by whom it was call
ed Pom dc Wmour, or Love Apple. He
ides its excellence for the table, it possess
s great medical virtues, particularly the
ftnall yelh.w kind, an extract from which
prepared in a peculiar manner, is s Vid to
produce all the good effects of calomel and
none of its evils, and as a medicine hi.
been highly recommended by eminent
We would commend this invaluable ve
getable, one of the most racy and pleasant
that can be brought on the table, to be
universally cultivated and eaten. Stewed
is it usually is with boiler, it is a umst p-i
liable dish. It may be e;u;n in soup, and
rooked in a hundred different wins, be-
sides being preserved, in the form of i alch
up, Tomato mu.-tard, pickles, he.
At this season it seems providentially
furnished to us as a natural and agreeablt-
iperient, lhal is so easily dioestible that
the stomach is never disturbed. We all
know that from the current of ihe fluids
setii.ig towards the snrlace in all hot cli
mates and hot seasons, billions suffusion,
billions fevers and their cohm q lences, de
noting torpor or rtv rted actum in the liv
er, are universally common.
Here is a capital every day table reme
dy at hand, without recurring to mineral
or other vegetable poisons. lOven in Cho
lera limes, also, we do not know if there
would be i ik in eating of this vegetable in
believe he was the son of the devil. He
was sentenced to the State prison for seven
years. Philadelphia Herald.
d brush between the Sioux and Chippe
was. We have just seen a letter from Fort
duelling, to a gentleman in this cily, dated
July 13ih, slating lhai the Cliippewas and
Sioux had a brush quite recently on the
Chippewa river, which terminated in the
death of one Sioux and five Chippewas.
One of the latter was roasted and eaten by
the former'. Detroit Adv.
The unpardonable Sin. To take a pa
per and not pay for il. A clergyman in
Ulica was dismissed by his congregation,
lor impressing this truth upon them, a large
majority of the church being innewspapei
March of mind An honest farmer in
irrf State ot Peunsy Ivani a, married a misi.
Iiom a fashionable boarding S( hool for hi
second wile. He was strut k dumb with
cleans the knives and has to reserve power
enough lor oilier uses."
The Dayden Corn A letter to the edi
tor of ihe Augusta (Georgia) Seuiiucl,!
from BuiUecoi, in that state, dated July I
24 says : "The largest crop of Corn ever!
raised in this county, has been raised this
season on the plantation of Isaac Carter,
from the Bay den seed. Mr. Skinner, Hit
Overseer, states that the Gordeyed Com
will not average more than 5 ears to the
stalk, whereas the Bayden seed yields
from S to 12 years to ihe sialk. He also
states lhal he noticed on one stalk of the
Bayden 13 large ears, 9 shoots thai had
silks on them, and 4 shoots that had no
silks on them at ihe time, but he thought
ihey would have lime enough to make nub
bins, which would make 22 large ears and
4 nubbins to the stalk!
Caution. A fly entered the ear of a
ham-si hand while at wink in a field in
.Miami count v. and aliUouuh the insert was
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her eloquence, and gaped with wonder at soon extracted, ihe ear continued painful
his wile's learning
'"You may (said he) bore a hole through
the solid an tii, and chuck in a mill stone,
.and she'll tell you to a shavin how louy
the stone will be goin clear ihro . Site ha
laint kimistry and cockueyology, and
lalks a heap about oxhides and comical in
fi dues. I ued to think it was air thai I
sucked in every lime that 1 expired; how
somever, she telled me lhal she knoweo
better she telled me lhal 1 had been suck
ing in two kinds of gin! ox gm and high
gin! My siais.! I am a tumbledown ler
CyThe Mrs. IJuh, who, committed sui
cide Saturday by laudanum, has left a fa
mily. She had been for some lime de
sponding from the death of a daughter.
Mrs. I. is t lie third of thiee sisters who
h ive made way with ihemselves under si
milar circumstances, as we are informed by
the Sun. ib.
lowul temperance man, and ei have been
drinking ox gin and high gin all my life.'71s,'t,"s l" l'e patieni like the fluttering o
"" ihe insect, and is worse than the insect'
lor several days. The person called upon
a physician, who on an examination found
ihe fly had lefl some of her progeny in his
ar, which were grown to medium size,
i'roin i to i inch. The physician succeed
-d in dislodging 35, which proved to be
all that were in the -ar.
tolumbus Ohio) Register.
The best application is at once to fill
the ear with laudanum or brandy, and let
it remiiu in for a short time. It kills the
insect neailv as soon as oil, but what is
elter all ys the spasmodic excitement c: I
the tympanum or drum of the ear, which
From the Alexandria Clazttle.
A fi'w days ago ihe National lutelligen
fr hid some sensible remarks on the snb-
j' t of ed'niiig a piper. One idea express
e his frequently struck us with great
" lie. Many people estimate the ability
i a newspaper, and the industry and tal-
nisof its editor, by the variety and nuan-
c.i- . . . .. .
"j i editorial matter winch il contains.
"iliiiiU can be more fallacious. It is
,f,"i;)ira(ivelv an easy task for a frothy
Ur'!' r i:i pour out, daily columns of words;
Y'r.Is, upon any and all subjects. His
. 1 le-is may flow in "one weak, washy, ever
Idling fl K)d." and his command of lan-
pane may enable him to siring them lo-
. P'lher lik.' bunches of onions; and yet his
Pper may be a meager and poor concern.
i ut what is the labor, the toil of such a
'miMvlio displays his "leading mailer"
ever so largely, to that imposed upon the
judicious, well informed editor, who exe-r
11ps his vocation with an hourly consci-
1 O'isness of its responsibilities and its du-
,ltJS and devotes himself to the conduct of
'' piper with the same care and assiduity
I mat a sensible lawyer bestows upon a suit,
or a humane physician upon a patient
; wu!mnt regard to show or display! In-
, u" d, the mere writing part, of editing a
i' is hut a small portion ol thewoik
; 1 lfl industry is not even shown ihere.
Mr,ihH tate, the time, employed in
t fluting is f;ir more important and the
1 3'1 "f a good editor is better shown bv
J'jry .Marriage. We see by the notice
in ihe j. Stai , of ihe marriage al Hemp
siead Harbor, of Edward Tappen, to .Miss
Harriet Alien, lhal Mr. Tappau is 15
years of age, and Mrs. Tappau is 11 y ears
and 10 days old.
Veiy lair for North and South Htm
ftions t'nii any thing else; and that,
! "'"til know, is half the battle. Uut as
e have said, an editor ought to be esti-
"M,pn, and his labors understood and ap
j Preciater!, by the general conduct of hi
' Dane .
j r i" us tone its temper us inau-
-us umiorin, consistent course its
aims its manliness its courtesy its diir
v its propriety. To preserve all these,
j 35 they should be preserved, is enough to
j ccnpy fy (e lmp an(j aUeni,0li of an
If to this be added the ceneral su
pervision of the newspaper establishment,
Jl burst (f Teetotal Eloquence. A
staunch teetotal pcukci thus emphatically
addressed his attentive audiloi s at a late
abstinence meeting in Stockton : "Intoxi
cating di ink,' he exclaimed (duly suiting
'ihe action to the woid and the word lo the
uliuu,') "is nothing else, my friends, but
iquid hell fire, which was lust compound
ed in the sulphurous laboratory of ihe in
fernal regions, and there invented by lhal
mosuliabolical of all the chemists, the de
vil. (Stick, then, stick lo water, my friends,
as the cobbler slicks lo his last, for you
have no more occasion lo swallow liquid
hell fire, than a duck has for an umbrella
on a rainy day. York lleraldT)
Castor Oil made sweet George W.
Waite, of Baltimore, has discovered a pro
cess of clarifying and sweetening casior
oil, making it as palatable as salad oil.
I'he process improves us medicinal quality,
so as to render US operation Iree Irom pain.
Lin. u az
Gambling on the li'estern Waters.
This is a most important as well as a moi
alarming subject; and we trust the authori
ties of Illinois and other Western Stales
will tuact such laws a shall suppress a de
moralizing vice, which, as will be seen,
too ofieu leads lo assassination and mur
der. The Grafton (III.) Backwoodsman,
has an article on the pievaleuce of gamb
ling on board the steamers in the Western
livers. It recoids ihe deaih of several in
dividuals in an unaccountable manner, and
the iollow ing extract sbows a slate of mor
als almost too depraved for belief. -
"Numbers have come to "the West, ta
ken passage on board of a boat, and never
heard of again. In repeated instances
within the last few years, letters have been
addressed lo us Irom a distance, w ith anx
ious inquiries for a fi iend, and w horn no
tidings had come since he was on the
point ol embarking on board of a boat. It
was feared lhal he had fallen overboard, oi
died on the passage, and we were implor
ed in the most iifiecliug terms to seek in-
leHiLience ol his fate. Our earnest endea-
ors in moal instances have proved nnavail-
ing. ivouiu ine ueep auu iui oiu waters oi
our rivers reveal their secrets, they would
tell but loo ufltn ihe long Silence of those
absent Ii tends. The midnight gambliui:,
ihe fierce quarrel, ihe diik, the sullen
ilunge of the ghastly corse, with heav
weights attached, all follow in quick sec
ession, and with the unerring certainty
thai iffeci lollows cause." Phil. Inq.
Cure for felons. Take unslacked lime,
and slat k il in soap; bind on a plaster of
ihe size of a small bean; change il every
hall hour for three hours. This will draw
il out and leave the bone and joint perfect
One villain punished. We learn from
i hi Saratoga Sentinel, N. Y. lhal at Hit
last Over and Terminer held in that coun
iy, a fellow named Ezekiel Little Was con
victed of -Inline off ins wife's tongue. Hi
accomplished his fiendish purpose by cho
king her till her" tongue protruded from her
mouth, when, like a won, lie seiiea u win
his teeth, and bit ofl'about an im h in length
The offence given as it came out at lh
triil was. that his wife would not believe
him to be Jesus tiurisi me oon oi unn
and entitled to be worshipped. No won
der. She had strong reasons, however, to
motion itself. A". Y. Star.
One Hundred Thousand Indian Vic
tims to Small, Pox ! The small pox epi
demic, introduced among the .M aminos,
StC on the AiUsnuri and its tributaries, by
miscrtanls called sutlers or rum-se!itrs,
hns caused within the last year one hun
dred thousand deaths, who have bctn thus
immolated to white cupidity and the bles
sings of civilization. 'Ihe Si Louis Com
mercial Bulletin of ihe 17th says that it
had received information from the Indian
country, stating that the ravages of the
small pox among the lirdians had nearly
OThe mosi marvellous tale now in cir
culation is thai given al Lowt ll( Mass. on
the authority ot the Uev Luniul I'orter,
who stales that the daughter of Mr. Levi
Atwood of lhat t ny, upposcd to be in a
rousiimpiion,Avomiu d tin July 14, thiee or
four , huudrt d' ".Miiall wuims lesenubljng
maggots, and which, being preserved,
hutched in a few d;ys inio us many of ihe
common house flv! ib.
Egyptian .Mummus. Mr." Buikinbam
gives ii as his opinion lhat dure are not
less than one hundred millions of mommies
entombed in Egypt; and he describes ihree
singular uses thai are now made ol them.
For fuel. The peasantry of Kgypt pro
cure, them,' break them in pieces, and use
(hem lor fuel and as they have liille or
no wood, those dried human bodies serve
ihem in its stead. The resinous matter
and spices which were used in embalming
ihem, render them quite inflammable, and
ihe odor which is given oul at ihe period
of burning, is said to be quite delightful.
For Mcdiral purposes. In mot of Le
bodies there is found solid portions of ihe
bitumen, or resinous drug, which was
used in embalming. This is taken out of
the bodies and sold in large quantities to
merchants ai Cano and from thence u is
sent to Portugal, Italy , France and Eng
land even, where it is pulverized by the
apothecaiies, done up in small papers, and
sold as a mosl excellent drug to cure in
ward bruises. And for this purpose hun
dreds of pounds of this stuff is eatt u every
year, taken from the inside cf Egyptian
The other use made of ihem is, for paint
ing. A celebrated painter in London in
formed Mr. Buckinham thai the backbone
of an Egyptian mummy, when it was
ground sufiii ientiy fine, made the most ex
cellent brown color of any maleiial Know n.
Among ihe ancient Egyptians, the piac
lice of embalming was universal. And
.Moses informs us, lhat Jacob and Joseph
were embalmed according to the at cient
custom. For its prevalence among the
Egyptians, Mr. Buckinham gives the fol
lowing reason. They believed in the
transmigration of ti e soul: and lhat after
the soul left ihe body and had finished us
transmigration, lhat is, after it had lived
in the bodies of the cat, dog, monkey, ox,
or what not, ai the end of ihree thou-oi d
years, it would return and re-orenpy us
first body, provided it should be found in
a suitably state of preservation. And to
preserve the body, fo lhat il might be a fit
receptacle for the soul al the end ol the
three thousand Jears, it was embalmed
and slowed away in the large sabtf rrane
ous vaults which abounded in lhat couniry.
Served him right. W illiam Neil, presi
dent of the Clinton Bank, Ohio, recently
attacked Mr. Samuel Medaiy, editor of the
Ooio Statesman, in the streets of Colum
bus, because he felt himself aggrieved by
some rem n ks of the Statesman. The spe
t ulation was not a Very profitable one for
the bank man, for he received at the hands
of the editor a sound and effectual drub
bing. Bait. Sun.
OThe cotton crops in Mississippi are
said lo be in a promising condition, not
withstanding the late long drought. The
continuance of dry weather gave the plan
ters an opportunity to clear away the
grass, and ihe recent rains found the fields
thoroughly clean, with nothing to impede
the rapid growth of the coilon. The con
dition of the corn crops is not favorable.
I he corn is not so hardy a plant as cotton,
nd is sure to suffer more for the want of
fiiot. We limit i staiid a riol occurred
in Jiiscy on Wednesday. It seems the
blacks of this vicinity mel lo celebrate ihe
Emancipation of ihe slaves in (he West
Indies in our sister suite. '1 he Jersey
Blues not relishing such black proceedings
in the woods of Iheir neighborhood attack
ed them vviih clubs, &c and drove them
into their boats, and tontiuned to assail
them there. We have heard it staled Al
derman Ash was instrumental in quelling
ihe disturbance. Phil. Focus.
fXIn a description of the Astor House
by the New York Whig, we have the fol
lowing account of the application and pow
er by steam :
By the multiplication of stationary
wash tubs, and the power of steam, clothes
may be washed, dried, and ready for use,
in half an hour after they are given out
The drying process is accomplished in five
minutes, by spreading the clothps on wood
en horses running on rail roads, and lead
ing inio a large close apartment healed lo
i very high temperature tiy steam, a ro
ary sleam engine pumps water, supplies
steam lo the kilchen, wash room, he.
Crim Con. At Mouiicello, New York,
, i . if i . i : rc j
on Ihe Dili uii. m. uaicnu recovered
$400 from Dr. Blake Wales, in an action
lor dim. con. wilh the plaintiff's wife.
Curt for Summer Complaint. Black'
berry Syrup We are indebted to a friend
for ihe Iollowing receipt for making Bla k
berry Syrup. This syrup is said to be al
most specific for ihe summer complaint.
In 1832 il was successful in more than one
cae of Cholera. The fruil is now in tnar-
keti and the present lime is ihe proper lime
lo make it. v Jv
To 2 quarts of juice of Blackberries, add
1 pound loaf sugar, , i s
Z nutmegs z. cinnamon, pulverised,
oz cloves, i t z alpice, do.
.Boil all togetln r, for a short time, and
when cold, add a pint of fourth prool bran-
You will save many bitter tears by pub
lishing ihe above in your valuable paper.
From a leaspoonfull lo a wine glass, ac
cording to lite age of the patient, tilt re
lieved, is to be given. It may spoil piac
lice but it will save life.
07A receipt for making a cheap com
position for preserving (he rools ot build
ings, weaiher-boarding and fences Irom
the weather and fire :
Take one measure of fine sand, two of
ivnod ashes well silled ihree of slacked
lime ground in oil, and laid on with a pain
ter's brush first coat thin, and second
thick. The writer says: "I painted on a
board with this mixture, and it adheres so
strongly to the board, lhat it resists an iron
tool; and put thick on a shingle, it resists
the operation of fire."
The Great Vcdley A writer in the
Knickerbocker speaks of the Mississippi
Valley as one lhal has no parallel on earth;
its length , may be estimated at not less
than two thousand five hundred miles;
and its main breadth at from twelve to
fifteen hundred. He adduces many fans
lo prove lhal it was once coveted by an
immense ocean, and lhal ihe great change
was brought about by repeated and long
continued volcanic convulsions, lie de
scribes this valley as noi only ihe mosl de
lightful, the richest, and the fairest portion
of the earth, but capable of sustaining a
population of a hundred millions.
Grasshopper s. I he complaints of the
multitude and ravages ot the Grasslu ppets
in ihe country have been vtty gential
and we saw a few days since several fi ids
of corn lhal had been completely riudud
by these busy lelluws ai d comiiro our
selves lhal lUe city would be exempt Iiom
such an evil. Bui we reckoned without
our host they have come among us, and
in our paved street and on ihe solid walls
of our sun-healed buildings ihe Giasslu p
per has neecome a burthen. Oo Sunday,
Market siretl presented a lively scene,
deep with long shanked gentleo.cn dan- ing
about the p.vt merit and singing all kinds
ol songs in their own language. '
PhU. U. S. Oczette.'
The Crops.-' Ihe New York corres
pondent ol me iNalioual Intelligencer, un
dei dale of the 19ih msl. says iJ Accounts
from the East ami North mention that ihe
rain last week produced the most bet t fi
nal effects on ihe crops, and lhat in many
places where Ihe corn crop was before de
spaired of, il now begins to revive, and
promises an average nop. Norfolk tier,
ttyThe iMemphis, Teniir Inquirer of
ihe ?th insi. states lhal the corn crop in
that vicinity wilt be almost entirely ue
siroyed by ihe drought. lb.
CT'The catlle are dying offat a shock
ing rate io some parts of New lian phire
by some unknown disease. 'Ihe bodies
putrify soon alier death, lhal il is netessa
ry to bury ihem immediately . Some per
sons had been poisoned by attempting to
skin the dead animals. ib.