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SA I UIU) Y, SKI'T'U 1, 1638.
Our County Court was held this week.
We have had about lhe usual quantity
variety ol State and civil ca?es none wor
thy of special notice.
ffyWe Tieard it remarked, at the close
of the recent election, that the Whigs in
Pill had ''eaten the entire swine" during
the canvass, merely reserving the tad lor
a final display, should ihey prove victori
ous. The last Washington Whig gives a
vivid description of the manner in which
this useful appendage was "used up" at
a Public Dinner at Paclolus, on the I otli
nit. as it says, 'in honor of the Whig vic
tory in that county
OTfAmnng the recent decisions of the
Supreme Court we notice the following:
Also in Hiues v Spruill et al. in Equity,
from Edgecombe, declaring that there i
?rror in the interlocutory decree.
Melancholy Accident. vve learn that on
Sund iy morning last, as three negroes
weie out a racoon hunting, in hewing
down a tree near Cofiield's bridge, in Ha
lifax county, the tree fell on a small cy
press which bending over struck Jerry, ;i
negro man belonging to Air. G. C. Pitt
man of this county, and knocked his
brains out, killing him instantaneously.
flWe some time since published a
statement resprcting the sudden k. mysie
rioustWaih in Floiida vi)v. John H Par
for, a native of this county and loimerly
a resident of this place. It will be seen
from the subjoined article, that the dread
ful suspicions o his being murdered by his
slave, are imw realized :
Jiurdcr ti ill Out lo November lasi
our comvnu.iitv were trwn into rousier
n.iti mi by the mysterious disappearance of
Dr. J hn H. Parker, formerly of .North
Carolina. Search 'was made, and his
body found in the Escambia river, about
25 miles hence. Ii was concluded tht he
had fallen, by accident, frm a Mnall boat
(in which he was in the habit of crossing
the river,) .tml got drowned. It now ap
pears by the confession f one of his slaves
named lis, that lhe Doctor was mur
dered by Lewis and another slave namn!
Heurv, and thrown into the rivt r. Th
deceased was killed by Lewis, who struck
him with an axe on the side of lhe face,
and then gave him several other blow,
which despatched him. Lewis, it is said,
has lately manifested symptoms of mental
derangement, but, in relation to this mat
ter, there is too much meaning in hi
madness," to leave any doubt of the hor
rible truth of his confession.
(7We have been favored with the first
number of "The Farmer's Advocate, and
Miscellaneous Reporter." It is published
Semi-weekly in Jamestown, Guilford conn
tv, by Mr. John Sherwood. We invite
attention to the Prospectus, which will be
found in our advertising columns. A pa
per of this description has been long need
ed in this section of the country, and we
doubt not it will prove of incalculable ad
vantage to th? agricultural community. It
can be seen al our office, and we will glad
ly forward the names of such as may feel
disposed to pttronize this laudable undertaking.
Nine counties remain lo be heard from,
respecting the Governor's election. The
Whigs thus far claim a majoiity of 17.069
in favor of Governor Dudley. We wili
publish in our next, a statement of the
voles for Governor, in lhe different coun
ties, agreeably to the returns; and a List
of lhe members elect to the General As
sembly. The Standard has the following
vcmarks on the subject.
The Result Our returns are now com
plete. We have heard from the Senato
rial District of Buncombe, Haywood and
Macon, which has elected a Democratic
Republican Senator, and one member of
.in? same politics from Macon. Tins gives
;s 23 out of 50 in the Senate, and 55 out
f 120 in lhe House of Commons. We
- w state with confidence the political
laracter of our next Legislature.
m have no molive for misrepresentation
.r concealment; and w hile truth and candor
quires us to say the friends of lhe admin
traiion have not a majority in either
ranch of the Legislature, we can say,
with equal cei tainty, tliat lhe Bank IVhigs
are aUo in a minority.
The lew Mates Rights men in both
houses, hold the balance, and will decide
such questions of a political character as
may aiise. If w e cannot boast of a majo
rity for the administration and the sub-trea
ty so our opponents, proper, cannot
elaim a majority for Clay and a National
It is a fact, beyond question, lhat while
the opposition carried every county where
they commanded a majority the friends
of the administration have lost lhe asceu
dancy by'divisions. Such was the case in
B'-rtitf, Sampson, Orange, Stokes, and
Yancey; to say nothing of other counties
in which our friends claim the majority.
In those counties thtre has been a h!s ot
S members; more than suffi ienl to have
secured the majority in both branches
Our enemies may boast and brag but
our friends abroad may be well assured,
(hat our opponents will be able to effect
nothing of a political character neither
instructions, direct nor inferential.
Whatever may be the impressions of
others, we are satisfied with the present as
peel of affairs in this Slate. The bitter
waters of federalism have extended to their
utmost bounds, and must hereafter recede
from before the frowns of an honest and
patriotic people. The viriuousdemocrai y
of Noith Carolina will arouse to a vigilant
exercise of their patriotic duties, i areles
if the reproaches of corrupt and interested
partisans, or the bullying and threatening
of crazy politicians. The people have
nothing to fear. The God of justice is
with u;aud our Slate will be one of the
fii uiesi pillars in the temple ol Constitu
tional Liberty. Raleigh standard.
C?We learn, from the Lincolnton Re
publican, that Messrs. Clement and Ri
helm, from Rowan, are opposed in a Na
tional Bank This is but the commence
merit of the decrease of the celebrated fe-
leral majority of fourteen. if).
die strong Federal current which is sweep-1
iug over the land and threatening the ue
et ruction of the rights of lhe Stales. If
my overthrow shall have the effect io in
duce the people to pause and survey the
ground on which they now stand and the
dangers ahead, I shall not regret my sacrifices.
I am well satisfied that many patrtottc
and honest men have been led into error
by their bitter hostility lo the Van Buren
oartv. and for such I slill entertain re
spectful and kind feelings. They have
overlooked principle in their hot and vin
dictive pursuit of men. 1 had hoped that
a long course of faithful public service
would have protected me from lhe illiberal
and unjust animadversions of my old poli
tical friends, ii nol from my opponents
In this 1 have been disappointed. I am
however not deprived ol an approving
conscience, and an abiding faith that my
countrymen will (when passion and pieju
(lice subside) not onlv do me justice, but
repudiate the false and anti-republican
doctrines now in the ascendant.
Accept renewed assurances of esteem
To Duct. R C Bond.
Senator Brown In answer lo several
inquiries on the subject, we state thai lhe
leim lor which the lion. Bedford Brown
is elected to tin U Stales Senate, expires
ui the 4ih of Maich 1841. The time for
electing a Senator by the Legidaiure
North Cat oiuia is al lhe session of 1840 ib.
Keio Countu. Bv reference to an ad-
vertiemeui in to-day's paper, it will be
een thai application will be made to the
next Legislature of Moith Carolina, to
(oi in a new county out of paits of Halifax,
Northampton and Warren counties.
lieve the schooner was not wiibin fifty m'es
her. Y. r. Star.
GjrThe steamer Gov. Dudley, intended
to pl between Wilmington and Charles
ton, arrived at oor whail, otrFud iV trie
I7ih lust, alter f boisterous pa.xsue fi oui
orfolk, where she stopped on Uer pass
age from New York lo erect a in si
State Elections Toe elections for the
Legislature in Alabama, have terminated
ni favor of the Democratic Republicans,
oy an increased majority. Mr. Ciabb,
(Whig) has been elethd It) Congress, in
place of Law ler, (Whig) deceased.
In K' Iium k, ihe Democracy are gain
ing ground, though Mill in the minority
Henry Clay, Jr. son of the Hon Henry,
C'l iy, has been beaten for the Legislature
in the count v in which his lather lesides
The proposition fui a Stan- Convention
i lost by an overwhelming majority.
lu 1 1 1 1 1 1 i , the Democracy have auain
triumphed and elected L.lwards iheir can
didale for Governor; and probably Doug
lass, iheir candidate for Congress.
In Indiana, the Whigs still retain the
In Missouri, the Democracy stand stcd
fast, and have secured a large majority in
both branches of the Legislature.
The President. A private letter from
lhe White Sulphur Springs, announces the
afe arrival of President Van Buren at that
place. Our correspondent states that "the
plain, Republican, and unostentatious man
uers of the President, elicit the admiration
of all; and I will add, deservedly so, be
cause he is unquestionably lhe choice of
the people, now and hereafter. There
are now between 5 and 600 visiters at the
While Sulphur. -Petersburg Constellation.
From the Halifax Advocate.
Mr. Webb: I send you the enclosed
communication from my friend Gov
Branch, which should have been handed
you before. I had intended lo have ac
companied its publication .with some re
marks in explanation of the course and
principles of Gov. B audi and a defence
of my own position. But a severe domes
lie affliction compels me to postpone the
duty lo sarnie future occasion.
Very respectfully, Yours,
ROBERT C. BOND,
Aug. 27, 1833.
Enfield, Aug. 9th. 1838.
My dear Sir: By ihe last mail 1 reteiv
ed intelligence of the indisposition of Mrs.
Branch, now at ihe Springs, near Athens,
and also of the death of her carriage dri
ver. This will make it necessary for me
10 leave in lhe next stage, and as my ene
mies may misrepresent my motives, I deem
11 prudent to put some of my friends in
possession of the fact.
In relation to lhe politics of the day, 1
have but a word to say. My motives for
permitting my name to be put in nomina
tion are known to you. They were of lhe
most patriotic and elevated haracler, and
yet it appears that my conduct is condem
ned by a large majority of my fellow citi
zeus. A long and ardent devotion to the
Republican principles of 1798 and '99. in
duced me to throw myself in opposition to
OyCol. A J yot r, of Halifax, N. C.
wj elected, on Saturday before last, Pre
sident "I the Portsmouth and Roanoke
Rail R.iad Company Col. J i also a
tin ruber of our State Senate. Hoi. H'g
North Eastern boundary Gov. Kent,
of Maine, has determined to wait no Ion
ger the tardy proceedings of the British
Government, but to proceed forthwith to
run die boundary line between that Stale
and the Eulili provun es, accordiog to
the Treaty of 1783 This determioation
is protiiuiog .i great stir among lb- Cana
dians, and may lead to serious coiim qucn-
t e, il speedy measure? are tmi adopted by
ihe General Government to avert lhe col
JYVw Cotton. A hale of new Cotton,
weighing 429 pounds, staple and color
...od. was received al Augusla, Ga.
on lhe I7ih ult. and sold for 14 cts. per lb.
QjWe are authorised to state that lhe
l?r:,rb of lhe Bank of the Stale of Geor
gia, located in ibis city, will resume the
pa) metil ol us nines in spei , . t....r
next, lhe IJUin lust. sivgusm ,uw.
. y-?lo; rTriiwfiird. President of the
Board o( Commissioners of Internal Im
provement, has succeeded in negotiating
in New York, a loan oi nan a unuioii ui
dollars to carry on the Western and At
lunik Rail Road now in progress by the
State of Georgia Irom the Tennessee line
to the Ctiattahooche.
Milledgevilhy Geo. Journal.
Loan for Mississippi. The Vicksburg
Bank has arranged lor a loan ol $l,.uu,-
000, and lhe Mississippi Slate slock of five
millions issued for lhe establishment ol the
Union Bank has been so far negotiated as
that the parlies are authorized to draw im
mediately for two millions. J . X . Star
Sellinfr the bear that is not hunted.
Some wag lias been hoaxing the slock
jobbers of New Orleans into a belief that
the Government ot 1 exas has made an ar
ranoeuieut for a loan from Biddle's Bank
in Philadelphia. On the strength of this
hoax, Texian uoles and stocks rose fifteen
per cent, when the Bulls, of course, sold
out, made large profits, and left their
dupes lo rail al lhe sub-ireasury scheme
or read Dr. Duncan's speech, which ever
best suiied their taste. New York Era.
off and not attempt lo ccme t00
they would be tired into. The Pi u
havinc no arms and but
board, with very light winds, wasf( 1
in uiti - or wire evidetitj.
away negroes; had come from the c'.
Norlh Carolina, and were m-a;. i
., W.rili fthr a,. O1
tXA slave girl of Adams coar.
attempting to kill her mistress.
Loss of Life bv Steam. Tu
tion of human life by steamboat d;'
within a few months, has been fearf -i
the subjoined list will demonsirnl V
GjW'e learn with regret, lhat ihere is
no truth in the alledged donation lo this
uy of a public library by Mr. Jno. Jacob
Il becomes our paimul duty to announce
ihe death of Thunus Uews,Ji. fclq Attor
ney at law of this place, w ho depai ted this
iile on Saturday the 4ui insl. aged about
The circumstances attending the death
oi Mr. u are truly oisiressiim. lie was
a candidate io represent t'uis couutv in the
oexi Legislature, and was returning from
the lower part of the county where he had
gone lo attend a public gathering, a few
lays previous lo his deatli. On arriving
within six miles ot tins, it was discovered
that he was in a state of mental derange
meat. On the evening of his death he
started for home, as was supposed, bui not
reaching this thai night, serious appreheu
sions were entertained by the citizens of uur
village, thai some misfortune had befallen
him, and immediately search was made for
him that night in lhe neighborhood where
he was last seen : his horse was found on
Ihe bank of Broad River nearby, but no
traces of its owner could be seen. On
next morning search was again made, and
melancholy to relate, he was found in the
bottom of the river, having apparently
been drowned lhe evening pitvious.
In the death of this y oung man the com
munity lias been deprived of one, wlm, by
his natural endowments, was benefitted for
any station in life, and who by the exercise
of a highly gified mental capacity, might
have rtfl-cied lasting honor upon his na
tive iiiatf; mild and courteous in his de
meanor while at lhe Bar, he gained lhe es
teem of all his legal associates. He has
left an aged Father and Mother, a brother
and several sisters to deplore a loss which
to them is indeed irreparable.
Chapel Hill. Among the improvements
al Chpel Hill, preparatory to Hie late com
mencement, we have heretofore failed lo
notice the painting of the society halls,
which, we are told by several intelligent
members of ihe college, exceeds any tiling
of the kind in this part of the coiinu v.
The whole is tastefully executed, and the
ceilings are richly ornamented with the
names and mottoes of lhe societies, in gold
letters. lhe work was done by Mr. P.
W. Fanning, of Wilmington, in this State;
who is self-taught artist, and a worthy and
intelligent gentleman, well deserving en
couragement and patronage.
Pulaski The captain and owners of
the schooner Merchant, charged with un
feelingly passing by lhe wreck of the Pu
laski and refusing assistance, make aflida
vil lhat they never saw tbe wreck, and be-
Horrid Death from the Bite of a Rattle
Snuki:. Mr. Jacob Hcaton, of Braxton
t .. Virginia, is stated to have been bitten
by a rattle snake, July Clh, on the skin be
tween the knees and instep, and in a few
minutes feeling a smarting made for his
house, a fifth of a mile distant, where he
fell at the porch with vomiting of blood,
ami died the same night with extreme ago
ny about the heart, convulsions, &ic.
The therokres Conference and Agree
ment vf Get acott with them. The Ham
iltou ( Teun.) G.zeite, August 9, furnishes
the details ot lhe agreement entered into
The chiefs engage to transport the re-
m uuuer i tueir people to iheir new
homes to furnish ihe necessary subsist
ence, to commence on Sepi. 1st, in de
tachments of about 1000 each, at intervals
of a few days. So lhat reckoning 12 de
tachment, the last will leave Oct. 20ih.
Gen. Scott allows ,$G5 a head for lhe re
moval, and furnishes one half in advance,
teach detachment to be under their own
people, and lo be accompanied by one or
two physicians, appointed by the general
with concurrence of the chiefs. Until the
departure, the Indians lo subsisted by lhe
Suspicions of IVar It will be seen by
an article of intelligence in another place,
that the Cheroktes west of ihe Mississippi
are summoning a grand council of the
neighboring tribes, the purpose of which
is supposed to be to form an alliance pre
paratory Ui a war on the frontier territory
of Arkansas and Missouri. They could
muster a formidable armv, and would
doubtless give us great trouble if they were
to determine on such a si e p. -JYorfo Ik Her.
Beware of the Swindler A fellow of
the name of Wm. C. Johnson, Tailor, and
Clothes Renovator, who ramp to it .Sj
place about two months ago, left, clandes-
tuieiy, on lhe night of the 18lh inst. for
getting, in the hurry of the moment, to pay
on several small Dills which he had con
tracted with our citizens. In order lo
give lhe public some idea of the prostrate
louuiiion oi ins nuances, or his depravity
of heart, we will mention the fact lhat he
lias thought proper to leave even us minus
the sum of len dollars. Said Johnson is a
bad pattern of lhe "ninth part of a man "
and will evidently not wenr wli U-
had on, when he left, a blue frock coat,
velvet pantaloons of the same color, and
generally wears shoes made of cloth or
buckskin, with buckles. He is ahont c?t
feel high, of spare proportions he has a
urge uouy lace, and is remarkably polite.
(EVVe are informed by Capt. Darrell,
of ihe Schr. Admiral Colpoys, at this port,
lhat he saw on Sunday last off "False
Cape" a large Canoe or Perriauger Boat;
having on board, as he thought, an unusual
number of men, for a boal of her size and
that on landing at Old Point on Tuesday,
he was told by ihe master of Pilot Boat!
oeiim, that he, too, had a short lime pre
vious, seen the same boat, and made for,
and on coming up, found her to have on
board some 1 2 or 1 5 negroes; all well arm
ed with muskets. They were told to keep
month. 400 the Home, ffm . ' (
selle, 120 the Ben Franklin inn
Oronoke, 130 ilie W'ashi
Pulaski, 100. Total, 1,280.
JYew York Market, Aug. 25.Ties
of Cotton for the week are 200(1 k,. "
- i a ., m... q Vai
it inns. ot II flour h5
rived; Georgetown new sold at 7 75
Richmond cily at 8 37. Soutlitrn
has brought 1 50 for prime, and n '
eel rather more; the receipts of Con
suiiicv not iih itasru, aim ll is HOW
ai y a ya. nothing new in nava!
Petersburg Market, August 24.-.
ton lhe market is very still; but fe
tering bales were sold on the street
. -I- . n
ring ine weeK, at a iu cents; lft
ask 101 a n cent; slock lighi,
(wholesale,) 4 00 Bacon, (Hog U0llJ!
11 to U aU cents Int.
Washington Market, Aug. 28.-TW
lino nan; l.rt Of). f A f 1 Ct r-
....v, ..v." vj-.w ,Jt,CUJ CCfJrf
$1 UU. Tar, $1 05. H hig.
JVorfolk Market, Aug. 24. Cotton J
10 1 I cents; Corn, 83 to SG cemj; Lard,
11 to 12 cents. Her
In Williamston, N. C. on Friday, 17a
ult. Dr. William Henderson, afier a'liiipr
ing and painful illness of nearly k
months, which he bore with patience ad
fortitude. In the grave all his foibles ar;
buried, and we say not loo much when
assert, that in him the community have
lost an attentive, conscientious and s-kiVi
physician, a generous, honorable, and wor
thy citizen. He Jias left a lender wife
(whose soothing attentions were never
wanting during his long confinement,) and
seven children lo mourn their irreparat:
lossi He expressed no fears of death; Ii
only desire was lhat he might be spared!
raise and take care of his young and inte
resting family. They have lost an affec
tionate and kind husband and tender parent.
"Man that is born of woman is of fs
days and full of trouble.
"lie cometh forth like a flower and is
cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and
continued! not." Hal. Stand.
33 tiers uwtnt,
At Tarborourrh and jVew York.
Salt,T I. -
8 10 10 Hi
J 3 45
EJOMK lime in the winter of 13
1S3S, we gave lo each other N50
Hand for twenly five dollar?. 'Ilie:'
Notes were deposited in the hands of os?
John IFavrcii, ,
Who has since Iefi this country. ccaJ'
lion lhe public a&ainsl trading for
Notes, as they were given for a cnsiucr
ation that has ailed, and we will ncj
pay them but at the end of lhe lais,
it may be) net then.
B. n. HISB&
JpHR subscriber having qualified '
juinmisiraior on me esiaie ui
Elizabeth Pender, dec-d,
At November, 1836, and all persons
ng claim? against lhe estate will do we
to bring them in within the time I"1-"
hy law, as 1 shall not pay any debt acl
BHEWRT PENDER, AdtrCr
August 26, 1839.