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SATURDAY, FEBKUAUY S, IS 10.
Democratic llepnhllcan Stale
11 igh Is Norn i nut ions;
MARTIN VAX JJIJREX.
ROTCULUS 31. SAU'SKK.
FOR THE TARBOItO TRESS.
Extract from the Minutes of the Philanthro
University of N. C. Jan. 3st, is 10. $
At a meeting; of the Philanthropic Sor.
hell this evening, the following resolutions
were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That it is with sentiments of
the deepest regret, we have heard of tin
death of our esteemed friend and fellow
member, ANDREW C. KNIGHT, of
Resolved, That we condole with the pa
rents of the deceased in the loss of a son,
who had won our confidence and esteem,
and endeared himself to us by the tenclcr
est recollect ions.
Resolved, That we will wear the usual
badge of mourning, thirty days, in token
of our respect for the deceased.
Resolved That a copy of these resolu
tions he published in the Taihoro' Press &
Raleigh papers, and that a cop)- he enclosed
to the parents of the deceased, with an ex
pression of our sincere sympathy.
JAMES "iJ. VISER,
J NO. D. CAMERON,
VM. F. DANCY.
Committee of correspondence of the Phi.
(jJ0 We invite attention to the suggestions
contained the following letter.
Washington City, Jan. 20, 1S10.
Sir: There is to he a Democratic Na
tional Convention, to meet at Baltimore in
the spring, for the purpose of consulting
together and selecting the most suitable
person to be run on the ticket with Mr.
VanBuren, for the Vice Presidency. And
it is obvious, that it lies between two men
who shall get the nomination; the present
incumbent, Richard M. Johnson of Ken
tucky, and William R. King of Alabama.
And that the latter gentleman would get it,
there has scarcely been a doubt. That
Col. King is eminently qualified for the
place, no one who has had an opportunity of
witnessing with what superiority he pre
sides over that dignified body, as President
pro tern, of the Senate of the United States,
will pretend to deny.
He has been in Congress near thirty
years; first as a Representative from his
native Slate, North Carolina, and since as
Senator from his adopted State, Alabama.
He was elected to the State Legislature be
fore he was twenty-one years of age, ami to
Congress before he was twenty-five; he
however, attained that age before the time
of taking his seat.
lie was honored with the confidence of
the people of North Carolina from the days
of his youth; nor did he find a less wantof
confidence reposed in him by the people of
Alabama. He had not more than placed
his foot upon her soil, with a view of be
coming a resident, before lie was chosen
o delegate to the Statu Convention to frame
her constitution; and soon after elected
Senator t Congress, which high & distin
guished station he has continued to fill uo
to the present time.
lie lias ever been an unwavering Demo
cratic Republican. Those pi incples "com
menced with him in his youth, and he has
continued through his whole hfL- to advo
cate and maintain them. No m.-m who
lias been so long. in public life, can boast of
u more consistent and undeviating course
He has always been the same staunch Re
publican, from boyh-iod up to (he proent
period. His manners and department in
private and social life, as well as in public
and political relations, are bv nature so
easy and affable, that he is not only respec
ted but almost beloved by his acquaint
ances. No man could be placed upon the
ticket that could possibly be so unobjec
tionable, and would give as much satisfac
tion to the public generally, as Col.
Some of the leading Democratic papers
in the State of IVnmy Ivania have long since
hoisted the King flrg; one of which 1 here
with send you. They bv lieve, and it is
generally b. li-vr d hereabout and all Noith
of this, that he is Ihe only man that can g t
the nomination fmm Col. Johnson; and
that it the former does not suneecel, the
latter eeit duly will. There can be no
ctonbt olthetrudiofthis, and the pco, le
thould act accordingly, if lhcy nT
t 11 1.-. llmic !
Lot. jonnsou, i." .
course in such a way as to insure his- rc-
1 t 1 4l.r.- chnil ( Ml IIJU Uim
nnmmoiinn.' hut if to the com rar , ey
l l l 4 I 1 1 1 1 11 . v. . , ,
should' prefer Col. King, why not mop
all others and go tully anu waning iw ,
uipport, as in that event lucre can no no-
thin" moro certain tlvui mey can gen mm.
But as 1 have said belore, that itjs to dc
one of the two, Col. Johnson or Col.
King, there is not the shadow ot a doubt,
andrnothing remains to be done but to
,m (p between them.
As for my part, 1 am for King, others
may go'for whom they please, and 1 am
sure that's fair enough.
In the Senate, on the 30ih ults Mr. Grun
dy, from the select committee on the sub
ject, submitted a report on Mr. Denton's
resolution, relating to the assumption of
State deb's. It argued at length, and with
treatability, the unconstitutionality and in
expediency of the assumption of Slate
debts by the General Government, and
concluded with resolutions of ti e same te
nor. An animated discussion v;s elicited
bv the report.
In the House of Representatives, on the
30th ult. Mesr-rs. Blair &. Rives, Editorso!
I he Globe, were elected Printers to the
House of Representatives for the twvnty
sixtli Congress, by a majority of 13 votes
over all oilier persons. The vote stood
far Messrs. Blair and Rives, 110; Gales
& Sea'em t'2, scnterieg 5. Thirteen
Democrats and seventeen Whigs were
absent or did not vo'e. If this election
be made a test cf the strength of parties
in the House, it would seem that there
is a democratic majority of 4, even if
the vacant seats from NYw Jersey be liiled
with Whigs if however, the Democrats
succeed, as we have no doubt they will,
the majority will be incieased to 14. On
the liuienemlcni reasury question n wiiij,;,.,, ;.,,. ;,,;,,,, nn(i n ri.Vr it:imm to the.
be larg r, the Speaker, why is a suUre-a-
iry man, having voted against Blair andjA,)ri, elections. For several ballots the
On the 20th, a resolution was adopted,
which fo r!ids Ihe reception of all petitions
or other papers which iclate directly or in
directly to the subject of Slavery in the
States, Territories or District of Colum
bia. A corresp mdent cf the ualeigli Stan
dard, thus describes the decision on this
resolution, so neccessary to the tranquility
of the Union & so acceptable to the South.
Sir: 1 tend ycis the final vote taken upon
the enuLscd Resolution, this day, about l p.
m. w hich puts a final stop to abolition pe
titions. They are. by this Resolution, ex
cluded from this House, & it is made a part
of our Rules. The battle has been a hard
one on both sides, but the victory is secure.
The vole is 114 yeas, 107 nays. I think
it likely a reconsideration will not prevail.
Out of 14 non-slaveholding States with 1G0
votes, we had 23 for this Resolution and
27 of them are Democrats, (Van Buren
men) one whig only (the Hon. Geo. H.
Moflit of Indiana. ) From all the slave
holding Slates every man voteel for the
Resolution except four wh.igs John Bell
of Tenn.; MeiediLh P. Gentry, of do. ;
Joseph R. Underwood and Simeon II. An
derson, of Kcn.ucky. Shepard from
NorthCa;olina was sick he would have
voteel with us mo4 cordially. Out of KiS
members from the non-slaveholeling States, I
G2 are elemocrats; cf the hiUer, 21
against ihe reception of these abolition
titious and for the resolution, and
cniumg inosc wno uo mt vote, against it. !
Out ol tin; 106 Fedeial Whigs we got but I
one solitary vote. This, most cleaily set j
.1.. I" .1 I I . ' ..
ties all eloiints as to wiiom the abolition
ists supjort us a body. No man will nowde
ny that they are, as a party, agiinst Mr.
Vaii'liuren. Figures and'Rceords do not
lie. Our Northern friends have elone no
bly. Do publish these facts for the people.
Prices of lYegroes. There have been
sever.d sales of negroes in this vicinity re
cently, at prices ranging from 6 to SSOO.
It will be seen by the" following, that they
do not now command belter pi ices thc
where. (jOl'h7 Negro fellows are selling in
Nov Orleans at from ix tt e'ght hund
... i i ii 'f, . . . .
i en eiouars. i he s one wooid h; vt; hroughl
! IWO S ears air,), feiin t Cv n l
numirea emiiais. lie-re there
aie but a
few sU:ng, but thev are rated isrcitv near-
j ly at old prices. The price ot coUongen
I trolly controls the price of negroes ami as
u,ti i i-ij iow, me latter must
soon take the same fall. Auusla (Ga.)
Superior Court. The Arrancrempni
;of the Ciicuiis tor the ensuin Sniie-r
has been handed us for pubiicalioo :
Mud go Saunders having resigned, his
pbice on the bench will he supplied by the
Executive Council which meets in thiscit)
on the 10th of February.
(0Messe Speight, formerly a member
of Congress from the. Newbern Distr ict in
ibis State, is now Speaker of the HousD oi
Representatives of Mississippi. ib.
. m. :. iui oorcMlmt in the command, out she did scat
'llie Aumiauu ui".'i.v
day in the House of Representatives. Mr.
Slade,ot Vermont, occupies wc i;-
two whole days. To-day he may be saui to
have occupied it exclusively. There was no
House present no quorum and for put
ofthctime, not twenty members; and not
half a House, by actual count, to go through
' " 7 .. r. .....i.c K
,he ceremony ol a.ijoinimcny.i.ee-.wu. 1
of the body bemgadjuurncd.by the speech
More New Jersey Arithmetic After
several attempts to elect a person to repte
sent the Sixth Congressional District of
Massachusetts, the Governor and Council
have at length put their ' broad s' al' to
tlie election of Ormyn Daker, and hv Ins
pscsented himself, and taken his seat
among the representatives of the nation.
This has been effected by a course of
legerdemain, which has been geat!y in
vogue among a certain class within the last
year. The town of Leverett was excluded
under the most frivolous &. unjust pretence
and ,by setting the votes of this town
aside, "Dalier has a majority. The pretence
for setting this town aside is, that the
Selectmen notified their town meeting,
but five days before hand. The usual not ice
of posting up warrants at lu ting houses
over one Sabbath was giveif; at one mce
ling house the warrant was posted upsrm
days and at the other five days, Sunday
intervening in both cases. The reason why
thc warrant was not posted up seven days
in both cases, was the impossibility of gel
ting to one of the meeting houses, in
consequence of the severe snow Morm
which had rendered the roads impassable
for man or beast.
Virginia Senator. After three days
unsuccessful --balloting,, it was determi
ned on Friday last, to postpone the eiec
nn,irij0 , nn ,!o,;,h..! hv ihnm o novi !
vote stood, W. C. iiivesfWidglS. John
. Mason (Adm.) SI. Scattering
Afterwards, when Mr. R. was dropped,
and Mr. J. J Allen taken up in his place, the
vole was for Mason SI, Allen feO, Rives 4.
FOR THE TAItliOKO FKCSS.
About the hour of ten, on Tuesday eve
ning last (it being Avhat is usually denomi
nated Christmas, Eve,) I had returnee! to
my loelging, after having partake-n of that
dtiicioers beverage, Eggmg, by the kind j
invitation ol an old mend, to whom
these lines are not at all applicable:
"Mr. is a stingy man,
And all his neighbors know it;
He keeps good liquors in his house,
But never says, here goes it."
I say I had returned to my lodgings, and
concluded in my own mind, that any long
er resistance to the calls of the sleepy god,
would be worse than fruitless: so, I
straightway "doffed my dry goods," and
went to bed, having first taken the prccau
ti Mi to arrange the few sticks of wood
still burning in the fire-place, so as tei
preclude all possibility of danger.
Every body know s the means and appli
ances to which a bachelor has to report
g Males, j 01 a com winter s nignt, lo Keep himseii . " - ' l'-v ' ,M",' 11 ,,M. u,lt-: Ul m;"
7 voted warm; a particular de-scriptiori of my .icings ",lineroi,si I"i'l! d your readers, who
lion pe- and doings on that memorable "nceasiiMi 1,r '"'u kahle for their fondness of a cer
35, in i will therefore be unnecessary : suffice it to ,ain n:U!'c!(-s animal, should ere this,
ot a cold winter s night, to keep himself
. i I . It. I I I .. .
say mat an me lucking anil fixing,
appropriate to the business were duly obser- i
ved. J hid now become quiet in bed, and
httlo (lnl 1 anticipate any occurrence
which would dnvemc to bur.-t a-under the
chains w hieh sleep was gradually throwing
around me, when a noise like that of a
chump of wood falling upon the hearth,
vdu ted my ears; surprised 1 raised my
head to take a view of the premises and ye
gnus: what a sight! an animal of
quaeli upedical order was in the act of
springing from the lire up into the chim
ney! Although a military man, (and no
douch in performing a certain evolution, as
some of my friend who witnessed a joeuit
event can testify,) candor compels me to
acknowledge, that I was frightened, ter
rified What was it? How came it here:
anel what it's business? weie the questions
rapidly propounded by the little of reason
fear had left me in possession of: it. was
not long however be fore a satisfactory an
swer w as obtained le the first, for the animal
soon descended into the lire and instantly
I attempted to rcascend, w hen by the lid,"t
oi iisiau, uincn was now m a lull blaze,
"In full, voluptuous, but not o'crgroxvn
Not the phantom of her frolic,
Grave Fitz Full;,"
Rut a large-sized bona fide cat.
The second attempt was as unsuccessful
as the first, for in the twinkling of an eye,
grimalkin was in the fire again; by this
lime, she (I say she, fori suppose it was
a ieniale,) had became sufficiently enlight
ened (she was now all on fire.) to ma!,e
the discovery that any other place would
Ij-j quite as comfortable, and two bounds
brought l.er snugly under my bed: what,
reader, do you suppose I then did?
"Why, captain, there was but one course io
take, and that was to spiing out of your bed,
open the door of your apartment, ami
bwl out at the top of your voice, "seat
you b h." x " '
Well, reader, that was exactly what I
did, it was so natuial and sure enouh obe-
.oo, at such a rapid pace, that,
I should'nt have known twas she,
But by the streak I did see.
I now examined the room, found every
thintr safe and a sain retired to bed.
What a strange thing is the human
mind? How it pants fur" the acquisition of
knowledge, and how sure it is never to be
llk.scenl when oncc aroused upon
c J . .
? Thus it was with me sleep was out
of the question, am! the inquiry again
occured wi'h increased force, whence
came the c.t? That she was not in the
room when I lay ('own I would take" a
Bible oath; and that the door and windows
were closed was equally true. The first
idea which popped in;o my hea, was that
the creature must have been one ef
"Ward's cats," which went, Mr. Editor,
ye;u know where that-it had been attract
ed fro:ii'dxi!ow' by the sweet sounds which
were then animating the souls and bodies
of a goodly company of bosh sexes assem
bled not afar off and that upon reaching
this earth, finding that the atmospheic was
of too cold a rature to suit a constitution
accustomed to be fanned on'y by. "blue
blazes," it had sought refuge in my fire;
and the capers it seemed to be cutting
when it fitsi attracted my attention, and
which I supposed
were proeluceel by
proceeded from pain,
the very same cause.
which then operated upon the aforesaid
Reason, however, soon stepped up and
kicking fancy aside rather unceremonious
ly", argued thus When old mo. her Eve
by a strange metamorphosis of Adam's
rib. was converted into a tlisiincl being of
a different gender, she was placed in a sit
uation, in which she might, have been for
ever h.'ppy rivulets of nectar flowed into
her lap, and apples of gold dropped spon
taneously into her hands but alas; she
Aonld not. he content; she sought for new
!m?l rrlii,5!en pluivs and entailed upon
all the ills which flesh is
heir to:" ami besides the danger of eternal
woe hereafter. In more modern times,
another female, as a penalty for unlawful
ly atte mpting to gratify her curious and no
doubt very pretty eyes was changed into a
pillar of salt, (by the by, an article very
much in eleimoad now, can't we; have some
more mnnuf icturcd in the same way.)
Wtdl, now iftwo females of the genus ho
mo, could wittingly and kno vingly be
guilty of so great indiscretion (to call it by
na why not a female of the
genus Leo? 'The truth is, miss puss not con
tent wiih the good old fashioned system of
mousing on terra lirma, must neeels try her
hand upon the house tops, among the gods
and goddesses; and while playing this
hazaniejus game, the chimney top struek
her fancy as a still more, lofty ami interest
ing posii ion, and enchantcel with the ide
of occupying so pioud an eminence, she
bent her whole energies to gain the desired
summit and succeetled alas! she was too
For no! content in her proper element to
She fell dow n the chimney and burnt up
And now-, Mr. Editor, permit me in
c muiomoo to s;iy, hum 11 any one Ol ilia!
1 ..J r. 1. .. C
. Kil-y-XJ v 1 L u 'Ooiig m.r lavorncs, a
v'"nv C;' s'"e h longer be at a lo-
l) ""eh-rsiaud the lime, place and manner
lllc im11-'P- Jin my refpect5
Dec. 2G!h, 1S39.
for the TAar.oito' tress.
- An abolition Song, suwg a: the late Il.irris-
burg Convention. "
Tunc "Old father Grimes.'"
''Old granny" Hal, that hr.ye'-old soul,"
e've: gt the man at last,
'He UM-d to w: ar" regimentals,
"All" tinkerMoVr wiih brass.
He "font" the "battle o' Tippecanoe,"
He "lick'd',the Indians well,
Dealt damn tion" through their ranks,
And .sent them all to h 1
"And now the rag.-of battle's o'er,"
We'd make thc'Gmcr.d" Liif;
In case wc plana. mir-'-..l." Wdr
He'll be the very thing?
He'll again hitch on regimentals,
And '-gird his armor on him;"
"Niggers will sound a dreadful ivhoop,
And rally all around him.
He'll mount his war horse ''abolition,"
And fix the slaver's eloom;
He'll manumit the sable man,
And wrap the South in gloom.
cumuli njgs encore ine son
J.ate. sung by "Northern Feds?"
ll they tie, ii s ems lo me,
They seek their "gory beds."
Moutecai in the Gale
Later from Europe. Yh? packet ship
I -triCK Henry, h ,s arrived at New York,
with Liverpool elates to the 26th Dec
Cotton is a little lower, but in other res
pects the news is favorable. The sales of
cotton are bmk, though at a further de
cline Of 1.
The specie and bullion in the Bank of
England was increasing in amount.
fears arc still entertained of iho tp
ect on the monetary system of Enal
which may be produced in the Spring, ,v
the importation of Bread Stuffs, "'ri'
weather in England has been very unf(l.
vorable, not only to seed which has jMl
been plan ed, hut to the pieservation of tii
crop just, housed ; and though the aver,;
prices continue low, in consequence 0f
the wietched quality of the English sm,.
pies brought to marke t, an universal opin
ion prevails that prices for good Anici.
rican flour or wheat will soon ri.-e very
Washington Market, Feb. 4. Corn-,
$1 90 a $2 0(3; drill sale. Bacon si,!e
10- cents, hams 11 cents. Pork, ,SG a $7
per cwt. Naval Stores New dip, $2 SO;
Old, S2 10. Scrape, 75 a SO cents. Vnr.
SI to Si 10. Fish shad, S10 H-.
rings, cut, $6 fo So" 50 whole, S3 OC
S4 00; dii!I. iVy.
QJ Elder P. Packet is expected t; v
preach on the 27 Ma ch at Contentnea m.
h.; 2S Toisnot; 29, Union; 30, rest. 31,
Lawrence's; 1 April, Tarboro'; 2, Conetoe;
3, Old Town Creek; 5, Autrey's Creek;
f, Tison's; 7, Meadow; S, Col. Jeanes's.
In Franklin county, unWcdncsday eve
ning, 291 h ult. by Eider P. W. Dnvd,
Nv flolwrt IT. lnst.iii of this place,
to Miss Jane! t Jcjfrics, daughter of Win.
In this coonty, on Friday evening, 31st
ult. by U. W. Maner. Msq Mr. John li
Pope to Miss Eliza Taylor, daughter of
Mr. Allen Tayh r.
Also, on We'd nearby evening, 20th
ult. by L. 1). Wilson, Esq. Mr. William
R. Duprce to .Miss Martha Tunnell.
In Nash county, on Wednesday evening
2 2d ult. Capt." David Mc Daniel, of
RIeigh, to M iss Celeste Dorlch.
In Halifax, on the 25tli ult. Co. Jesse IT.
Sim mans, Clerk of the County Court, aged
-12 years. He had long been suffering
from a elisease eff the stomach, which pain
fully aillictcd his head; notwithstanding
which, however, he gave constant attend
ance to the pressing duties of his ollicc
till ;d)out seven el jys be-fore his death, when
he took his bod to rise no more io this life.
His sufferings were extremely severe, but
were borne with nnnly fortitude and
Christian resignation, evincing, at all times
by act and expression, a most perfect reli
ance o'n the Redeemer of men.
iemmtM Mil iKimwrt'afy cuM.n3LscT
it Tarboro ugh ami JS eiv York.
Ft: 13. l.
( .ooi bagging,
hard, - -Molasses,
Salt,T. 1. -'riir.cnliiie,
per Ttirbvrtt1 '. Nctv Ynr!;.
ib ii m io it
gallon 7. 10 )" 10 ;')
ii i:; lii !) i:j
hu ;h(il :3 ( 57 01
Hi 9 io ; 11
yard 20 25 15 gl
barrel JsiJ G $r ('
ib 5 g a" i
ll 8 10 7 10
gallon 50 GO 21 ."ID
11) 10 2h G ;
hnsliel 7) 75 3-2 .:
barrel 170 175 225 2.TS
buslu-l G5 75 100 i:;o
gallon 50 GO 1-J -11
Sale of JYcgrocs.
ILL DK SOLD, for cah, to the
highps! l)ii!deo, n the Court House
door in Nashyillo. N sh county, on the
second Monday in Februaiy next,
C nsi-tiog of nu n, boys, giil, wonmr,
and ehildien, my own, anel probably
f veral more, to S ili-fy an execution in
favor of the Hank. Persons wishing to
buy, will do well ltiend ho sale.
T. W. W RIGHT.
Jan'y 31, 1 8 10.
RAN AWAY from the sub
scriber in Febiuiry hist , my
pN ej;vo man UVl
fr Commonly crdlcd Amason hnn.
sJiSpinc; Dob, well known in the
neighborhood of Sianton-bui g. He has a
free woman for his wife, one of old Stp
phpn M itch' IPs datio'iirrs. She and old
Mitchell :ve in ihe neighborhood of The
ophilus Ki.on, in ilie edge; of Greene
e unty, where it is supposed Dob is lurk
about. All persons ate forwarned
emptying, harboring or giving him aid,
or countenancing; him in any way, under
penally erf ibn law. I will give ihe above
reward of $25, and all leaxonable expell
ee paid, to have him confined in any jail
so thai I can get him again or delivered
t i Mr. William Barnes, on While Oak, iu
Kdgrcom! e county.
JOSEPH J. M. BJRNES ,
January, ISlo. 5