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The Tarboronsrh Press,
BY GEORGE HOWAim, "
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Pianos for Sale.
WO second hand Pianos, in good r
uer, lof sale on reaon.i!de term.
Apply to GEO. HOWARD
Tarboro, July 1. 1841. 27
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Mr. ami jUirs. UIMVES j
"BliAVKthe pleasure to in I nti the
Iriends oi education and the public
generally, that all the departments of in
sliuction in this Iaslituti n are now filKd
with experienced teachers, who devtK
their indiv d lal ilten i m to the i rell ci
ual and moral improvement of their pu
pils. By extenuing iheir supei vion to
the most minute concerns -of tl.e school
and securing the services of the most able
and successlul teachers, they will endea
vorlo render the Senuuaiy worthy oi tin
patronage which it has so generally re
ceived during the fcv mouths it has been
7Ir. T. IS. Windcn Ecrg.
Has recently been appointed Professor of
Music and entered upon his duties. Hi
thorough acquaintance with the science
of music, skill in imparting it, and extra
ordinary execution upon the Piano and
Orgin with the vocal part, have deserved
ly placed him among the first of his pro
fession in Philadelphia.
The village of Warreriton is notorious
for the salubrity of its climate, and, being
situated within three miles oi the Hal
eigh and Gaston Rail road, is easy of ac
cess to pupils from the eastern and south
ern parts of this Stale.
The year is divided into two Sessions
of five months each. The first, which is
the beginning of the y ar commences on
the first Monday in July, and closes th
last Friday in N ivemher. The second
commences the first 'Monday in January
and closes the last Friday in May.
Hoard, per session of five months $50 00
Tuition for Knglih Blanches 12 50
fuel for School Uuonn 00 50
Stationary - 00 75
The charge for the Winter Session is
the same with the exception of Fuel which
Extras per Session
Music on the Piano S20 00
Use of Instrument 3 00
Music on Guitar 20 00
Accordian 5 00
Landscape Drawing & Painting: 10 00
Course ol Lessons in Wax Flowers 6 00
do in Wax Fruit 6 00
Various kinds of Fancy and Needle
work 5 00
Mezzotinto and Chinese Painting 8 00
The Languages each 6 00
WM. PLUMMEU, E-q.
THOS. WHITE, E.q.
H. L. PLUMMEU, M D.
J. B SOMERVELL, E-q.
WM EATON, Jr. Eq
N. Z. GRAVES, A. M. Prhic!jjah
Mrs. K GRAVES, lr'c'Pals-
J- WILCOX, Assist un I.
T H. VANDEN BERG, Professor
N"V. 20, 1841. - 48 5
HE Subscriber offers for sale on very
moderate and accommodating terms,
JM. good Cotton Gin,
u' 37 saws it is in prime order and
ready for immediate use.
. Also, one of Harman's Patent Thresh
ln Machi nes, which with one horse it is
1 ' Wheat, rro nnlo nr.. I - ,1 l,nm 1 Sfl
200 bushels of peas per day.
' T GEO. HOWARD.
larboro', June 3, 184 L
- FOR THE TARBORO PRESS.
Mr. Editor.- At the su-rgftstion of a lady I en
close yQii the subjoined verses f.nr publication.
'Pis believed they have never appeared in print,
They are entitled "The Bride," and I think you
will concur with me in the opinion, that they are
not only inexpressibly tender, but the true emana
tions of the "imagination all compact." "The
mere rhyming of the final syllable," says a wri
ter, "even when accompanied by the presence of
a certain number of feet, does not constitute the
whole art of poetry." Nay, there must be some
portion of fancy and imagination a liveliness of
conception and a power of invention qualities be
longing to those only of the true poetical temper
ament. The writer is peculiarly happy in the
ch oice of his similes, and seems indeed as if
OVr the- harp
lie threw his fingers hurriedly, and tone3
Of melancholy beauty died away
Upon its strings of sweetness"
Yours, very truly,
Tarboro, Nov. 30th, IS 11.
Take her, her earliest love was thine.
And all unchanged still cling to tliee;
Twining around thee like the viae
.Around its chosen forest tree.
Take her, a frail but lovely flower.
And next thy heart the bright thing wear;
And let her ne'er regrot the hour.
That placed her young hopes blushing there.
Take her, and when your morn of joy
The visioned future oi Id s with light;
Think not that bliss hath no alloy,
Or that lcvM'sky is always bright.
Take her, and when in after years
The storms of life blow loud and chill;
Be thine the hand to dry her tears,
And thine the Voice to comfort still.
UNITED STATES BANK.
United States Bank. The . distress
which the Utter bankruptcy of this institu
tion has produced, is confined to no nation
or tongue. The whole civilized World
seems more or less involved .in its down
fall and ruin. Abroad, in the minds of fo
reigners, who identify the banks with the
Government, our rulers are' execrated, and
as a nation we are regarded as no better
than outlaws and swindlers. Melancholy
and disastrous as the result is to individu
als, it is equally hurtful to the integrity of
the States and the character of the whole
country for probity and honorable dealing.
Take it for all in all, it is the greatest ca
lamity that has yet befallen the Union.
Years of contrition and honorable mercan
tile intercourse, cannot wa.sh out this foul
stain. North American.
A melancholy picture, but a true one,
and very skillfully delineated; yet it is
j strange that they who so thoroughly appre
ciate the dreadful evils inflictid upon our
Country by a National Bank, should he
found among those who advocate the crea
tion of another similar institution, and
would erect a new Juggernaut while the
land is still quivering from the fall of the
old idol. What else can they anticipate
from such a course, if it could be success
ful, but results precisely of the same char
acter as those which have brought down
ruin at home and disgrdce abroad? We
shall be told perhaps ol modified charters
and restricted powers -of a "fiscality"
bound in by regulations and confined by
laws. But experience has taught us over
and over again that a concentrated money
power is not thus to be controlled regula
tions, resiiicltons and laws are nothing in
its e)es. With it, might makes right, and
a new Bank would in all likelihood be a
gain insolvent almost from its outset, again
warring for political rule, again scattering
bribery and corruption throughout the Uni
on, again having recourse to panics and
pressures to blow up at last, with its stock
worth four cents in the dollar.
(Q3 The London Banker's Circular ha
the following paragraph, which cuts home:
"The affair of the United States Bank is
too important to be huddled into a para
graph amongst other matters; it must have
one to itselfi The proportion of its capital
held by British subjects, is nearly four
millions sterling; but ii may be described
as an entire loss. And this loss we ven
ture, upon some consideration,' to say, is
greater than tbe aggregate of all the losses
sustained by the inhabitants of the British
islands from the failure of banks in the
country, since Mr. Patterson established
the banks of England and Scotland at the
close of the seventeenth century. The
small population of Guernsey and Jersey
nold 290,000 of the stock of this; United
Mates Bank Call it an entire Ioss; and it
is equal to a levy of three or four pounds
on every man, woman and child in the
whole community, of those islands a sum
greater than was ever raised by taxation in
a single year on any people in the whole
world. Are these important facts? if
(acts they be. Then let statesmen medi
ate up n them, for by their errors and
. ..... iuuuuciiuc in ueiusive uieone.s
they have been produced."
(J A Reverend scoundrel was lately
arrested. in New Orleans for embezzling
the property of a lady whose will he assist
ed to make just b?fdre her death. Owing
to the "tes'peciabiUty" (?) that is the
word; the respectability of !he parties the
culprit was bailed out of jail in the paltry
sum of five hundred dollars. Never sav a
gain that Justice is blind; she can see a fine
cjat and a rufile shirt, although she has a
b milage about her eyes. Does any one
suppose that a rogue in rags would have
fared as well? lluzzi! for equal law:
long live the impartial administration of
justice. We are a great people. ;
Philadelphia Punishment of Bigamy
.Mrs. iJroad, alias Foster, a '"highly re-
speciaoie lady,' convicted in Philadelphia
ofbigamy, has been sentenced to thirt
days imprisonment. . If this sentence be
comes a pn cedent, polygamy will become
Mail Robbery. The great mail madr
up at Augusta, Geo., on the 23d ult. for
New Orleans, has been stolen, with h
contents. It is supposed to have contained
the New York mail of the 19th ult.
A Yankee Governor. A late number of
the London Courier contains the following
extract of a letter from an English gentle
man travelling in America. We should
not have ventured its insertion, however,
if we had not found it in a Vermont paper;
'I am travelling in Vermont for pleasure
and information. I have journeyed five
hundred miles in my own carriage, by
easy stages, and have not seen a single
person in my progress, to whom I should
have dared to offer alms! As 1 was detain
ed an hour or two a few days since, 1 saw
a sturdy looking farmer pass the inn, dri
ving a one horse cart loaded with wool, on
which he was seated. He drove to a store,
shouldered his bales of wool one after an
other, and placed them in the merchant's
shop. Who do you think it was? Palm
er, the present Governor of Vermont!'
Proportion of males and females in
the United Stales That indefatigable
statistician, Hazard, .has in the last num
ber of his commercial and Statistical Regis
ter, published a series of tables, compiled
with great care from the census returns of
IS 10, ahowiug the comparative male and
female population of the United Slates.
From these, it appears that the whole male
population is as 100 to 96,52 females. The
male population being 8,683, 141, and the
fcinJe 3,3S0,425, thus giving an excess
in ti.e United Stales of 301,716 males This
is cei tainly an encouraging view for our
fair young friends, as it indicates no lack
of husbands, when marrying time shall
The ratio of distribution is not uniform
in all parts of the country. The States of
Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island. Connecticut, and Vermont
number 1, 110,011 males, and 1,124,811
femalestotal 2,234,822, being in the pro
portion of 100 males to 101,33 females;
td)owing in the New England States an ex
ees of 14,800 females. In the Middle
Stales, viz: New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, and Delaware, the males are
in the excess. The joint population is 4,
604,345, of which the males number 2,
326,117, and the females, 2,278,22S, or a
proportion of 100 males to 97,90 females.
The excess of males in these States, is 47,
S69. The Southern Stales, or Marylaud,
District of Columbia, Virginia, North Car
olina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, give
an excess of 66,063 males, or a proportion
of 100 males to 97.51 females Their en
tire population is 5,165,244, or which 2,
6 15,654 are males, and 2,569,591 females.
In the remaining, or Western States, the
excess of males is 202,564, in a population
of 5,05,154, or a proportion of 100 males
to 92.29 females.
The States in which exist an excess of
females, are New Hampshire, Massachu
setts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Mary
land, Noith Carolina South Carolina, and
ihe District of Columbia. The greatest
excess is in the District of - Columbia,
where the proportion is 114 98 females to
100 males. The excess of females is nu
merically greater in South Carolina and
Massachusetts, the first having 8,322 more
woman than men and the latter 7,033.
The excess of male9 over females, is nu
merically greatest in Ohio, rising there to
4S.737. Next comes Illinois with 38,375
more women than men. New York fol
lows, having an excess of 33,411, Indiana
)3 ?7'1?4; f'4'sVina .23jl93; Missouri!
-'"'N Kentucky 20,3ls; Alabama 19,
40?; Mississippi i 6,297: Michigan 15.30.9;
Georgia 11.091; Pennsylvania 11,0S1;
Tennessee 10.201, Arkansas 6 5S2; Wis
consin 6.779; Iowa 5,598: Florida 5,307;
Alaine 5,605; New J.-rsey 2,970, Vermont
1,536; and Delaware 427.
One of these tables shows the propor
tions amoug the white population exclu
sively. It decreases the average excess of
mdes in the whole popula'tieh, the propor
lion of female blacks being, to the male
blacks, as 100,53 to 100, or an er.resS ov i
males of 7,703. The number of white
males in the United States is 7,2 19.266,
;ind of white jenulos 6.939,S42 on a pro
portion of 100 males to 95.73 females.
The white male excess is 309,424.
-rA curious result is shown when the pro
portions are applied to the colored slave
nd irec population, distinctly. It has been
seen that, in the whole black population,
there is a nrouorlion of 100.53 females to
100 males. In the free black population.
which amounts to 386,245, or 186,467
males, and 199,778 females, the propor
tion is 107. 13 females to 100 males; while
in the black slave population, which is 2,
487,213, or 1,246,40S males, and 1,240,
805 females, the propoetion is 100 males to
99.55 females, showing an excess of fe
males among the free blacks, and an excess
of males among the slaves. Between Vir
ginia and South Carolino there is a re
markable difference. While the latter lias
the large excess of 9,632 femaUs, or 106.
10 to 100 males, Virginia shows an excess
of S,235 males, or lOO males to 86.39 fe
We find by these tables that there is in
New Hampshire oneslave, a woman. In
Rhode Island five, 4 males, and one female.
In Connecticut seven males and one female.
In New York 4 slaves, all females. In
Pennsylvania 64 slaves. In Ohio 2 slaves.
Indiana 3, Wisconsin 1 1 ; and in Iowa 16.
The tables given, close with a summary
view of the proportions of the sexe?, in
their different classification, which exhibits
a proportion in the whole population of 100
males to 96.52 females, in the white popu
lation 100 male to 9563 females, in the
colored 100 to 100.53 females, in the free
colored 106 to 107. 13 females, and in the
slave 100 to 99.53 females.
Important Medical Discovery. A late
number of the London Lancet contains an
interesting report of a case in the Middlesex
Hospital, the result of which was import
ant to the medical profession. A man was
admitted into that hospital about six hours
after having taken an ounce of laudanum,
(containing 26 grains of opium.) At the
lime of admission he was apparently life
less; the surface of the body was cold,
countenance pale and livid, lips purple, pu
pils contracted to a mere point, respiration
scarcely perceptible, pulse hardly lo be
felt. The laudanum was removed by the
stomach pump; but, in spite of every exer
tion, the pulse became more unfrequent,
and was at times imperceptible, when re
course was had to electro-magnetism, which
was applied by means of a small battery,
with coil and contact breaker. One wire j
w!i.innlipl tn thp nw.k. and the o:her to'nol was administered, and produced one
the region of the heart or
region ot the heart or epigastrium
and by these a succession of very powerful
shocks was given. The good effects were
Very appaient. The muscles ot respira
tion were set in action, and the diaphragm
contracted powerfully; the chest was more
fully expanded, respiration was more per
fectly carried on, and a corresponding im
provement was observed in the counten-
' ri. I J L'"
ance. l he pulse improved ana oecame
more powerful, becoming steady when the
current was interrupted for a few minutes
This application was continued for several
hours, and was finally successful; thus
clearly establishing the influence of electro-
magnetism under circumstances hitherto
Neio Machine A German paper states
that a new machine for spinning and twist
ing silk, of which report speaks favorably,
has been invented by a person named Hen
ry Gref, a Swiss from Malhausen, who is
now in Si. Petersburg. It is expected
that by this new machine silk thread
may be manufactured by a single ope
ration, and without the application of spin
Green and Dry Wood. It t jadicidUS
ly remarked, in the'Maine Farmer, that a
cord of Green Wood contains 1,443 pounds
of water, equal to about one hogshead and
two barrels. This should be borne in mind
by those who haul wood to market; for by
cutting down ihe wood and suffering it to
dry some lime before it is brought to mar
ket, causes the load, (a cord) to be more
than a thousand pounds lighter, and ot
course hauling wood is so much ies injuri
ous to the horses that draw it. Besides
this advantage to the wood-stlier, the
wood-buyer would have a much better fire
Many regard it as extravagant to burn dry
wood, because it burns out faster than the
green. So it does, but your room gets
the advantage of being well and quickly
watme i rjy the thy wood whde a green
wood fire keeps you shivering for hours,
and when it burns down, your room is not
half warmed; for the very good reason,
that a large portion of the heat has been
carried up the chimney, in the form of
steam from the moist wood.
In a Tovvn like ours, where there are no
chimneysweeps; ihcre is another advan
tage in using dry wood; it requires very
htle 1 ght-wood to make it burn; and chim
'ey, therefore, do not so sooii become
fool, which lessens the danger of the house
taking fire from sparks, or IlAes" ti" burn
ing soot. S. C. Advocate.
Nutmegs. A correspondent wishes to
caution the public through the medium of
our paper agin.st the deleterious effects of
a too free use of Nutmeg. He ays:--
"Havi ng recently purchased the article;
I took a broken One and put into my poclt
et and in the course of six houiS I had eat
en about half of one. Soon after, I ft It a
dizziness- arid an unacountable derange
ment of intellect transient loss of meino'
ry yet a perfect consciousness of all that
I s;iid, or did. I became remaikahly p
quacioui and seemed to be neither in ifris
world nor the other, fell hapnv and free
from any pain I was truly in an iudes-
citbable stale. I felt as I have supposed
one might feel, that had been magnetized;
My friends were g;eatly alarmed, and the
doctor was sent for, post haste Bleeding
was proposed but, as J thought 1 knew
at least as much as any one, I was not will
ing to be bled. After keeping them laugh
ing and cryingtill about 1 1 o'clock at night,
1 retired to bed, without any thing having
been done for me. 1 awoke in the morn
tug and was as well as usual, having never
been sick a-day in my life. Since this oc
currence, several cases have come to my
knowledge in which persons having eaten
of nutmeg, we?e affected the same as I hail
been. Had I eaten a very little more l
have no doubt it would have proved fatal.
as I learn it has been, in other cases."
New Fork Commercial Advertiser.
Tobacco a remedy for Arsenic. A
young lady in New Hampshire fell into the
mistake, so often committed, of eating a
portion of arsenic, which had been prepar
ed for the destruction of rats. Painful
symptoms soon led to inquiry; and her
mistake was discovered. ' An elderly lady
who was present, advised that she should
be made to vomit as speedily as possible,
and as she had always felt a perfect loath
ing for tobacco in every shape, it was sup
posed that this would at once effect the
purpose. A pipe was used but without
producing nausea. She next chewed a
large portion of strong tobacco, and swal
lowed ihe juice, and that even without a
sensation of disgust.
A strong decoction was then made of hot
water, of which she drank pei haps half a
pint. Still there was neither nauseau nor
dizziness, nor did it operate at all, either
as an emetic or cathartic. The painful
sensations at her stomach however, subsi
ded, and she began lo feel well. On the
arrival of physicians, an emetic ot blue vit-
operation. One or two days alter there
was a discharge of dark green color, ap
proaching to black. No ill consequences
Another case occurred in the sahie place"
a few years subsequent, in which arsenic"
wa taken through mistake, by a sick per-s
son, and she employed tobacco with the
same success. She, too, had always loath-;
ed tne article, but now chewed it, and
swallowed the saliva, without producing
sickness at the stomach. No emetic was
administered nor any other remedy.
Dreadful Fire in the ToWer of Lon
don. The far-famed Tower of London
including, 4The Grand Storehouse and
small Armory, 31 containing, in addition to
an almost innumerable quantity of trophies
and other evidences of British glory, no
less a number than 300,000 stand of arms,
Sic, has recently been totally destroyed
by fire. It is stated that the damage sus
tained by the building, together with the
arms destroyed, cannot be replaced for
less than one million sterling.
(jJA woman in England, the other5
day actually dislocated her lower jaw
vtfhlle scolding at her husband. He com
pelled her to nod affirmation to a solemn
oath that she would not scold again, be
fore he permitted the surgeon to mend the
Tight Lacing It is said that the
French Fashionables have discarded tight
lacing and thai the Grecian models, which
are only the fair and ' beautiful proportions
of nature, are henceforth to be the stand
ards of fashions fur ladies' waisls- iuslcad
of ihe wasp, hour glys, &.e.
Sond the loud ua.biei o'er hill, valley
The tape-strings are broken, and the wo
mea arc free!