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Tarborough, ('Edgecombe County, JV C.) batnrdalj, April 8, 1843
Vol. XIX Ao 144
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On seeing a Child full asleep amid its
Br Miss Parhoe.
Wearied with pleasure! Oh, how deep
Such Hlumbei seems to be
Thou fairy creature! I could weep
As thus I gaze on thee..
Ay, weep, and with mo4t hitter tears,
Wrung fro:n the spirit's cure.
To think that in a few short years
Thou It sleep that sleep no more.
Wearied with pleasure! what a sound
To greet a world-worn ear!
Can we, ?,ho tread life's giddy round,
Sleep like Ihe cherub here?
Alas! for us joy's brightest hours
All fever as they fly.
Arid leave a blight a sun-struck flowers
Of too much glory diet
Wearied with pleasure! Does the wing
Of angels fan thy hrow?
Sweet child, do birds about thee siug,
And blossoms round thee blow?
Is thy calm sleep with gladness rifel
Do stars above thee shine?
Oh, I would give whole years of life,
To dream 6uch dreams as thine!
flroni ike Washington Republican.
fcalidnal Convention. The sentiment
bf the Democratic party, in regard to the
time and place of the meeting of a Nation
al Convention, to nominate a carididate for
President and Vice President, seems pret
ty generally in favor of. Baltimore as the
place, and May, 1844, an the time. A
mass State Convention in Nvv Hampshire
has so spoken; a convention of the Demo
cratic members of the Maryland Legila
tu re name ihe same time and place, and so
has a great State Convention of the Democ
racy of Louisiana. This qtjeslirl may
then be considered as si tiled; and on lh'.
second Tuesday in May, 1S44, the friends
of the several favorites of our party will
iheet in Baltimore, to say icho shall be
next President of the United Slates.
tjen. Cass. In answer to the enquiries
recently propounded to lien. Cass, he re
hlied lo the following effect:
1. 1 do not think thai a National Bank
should be incorporated in ah"y form
or under any pretence by the General Go
vernment. 2. I think it is the duty of the General
Government to reduce its expense to the
lowest amount, consistently with a faithful
discharge of its constitutional duties. In
the preparation of a jddicious tariff to rais
this amount, it is also its duty to afford in
cidental protection to thoe branches of A
merican industry which require it.
3. The public land should, in my opin
ion, be appropriated to the support of the
Government of the United States, and not
distributed among the individual States.
4. I think it is the duty of every mem
her of the Democratic flirty, whom the
partiality of his friends may designate as a
proper peron to fill the office of President
of the United States, to be bodnd by the
decision of the General Convention of the
Oregon Territory The following des
cription of this fertile valley, is extracted
from Senator Benton's late Speech on the
"1 do not dilate upon the value and ex
tent of this gre it country. A word sum
ces to display both. In extent it is larger
than the Atlantic portion of the old thir
teen United States; in climate, sofie; in
fertility, greater; in salubrity, superior; in
position, better because fronting Asia, and
tyashed by a tranquil seM. In all these par
ticulars, the western slope of our continent
'9 far more happy than the eastern. In it.
configuration it is inexpressibly fine and
grand a vast oblong square, with natural
boundaries, and a single gateway into the
Sea- The snow-capped Rocky Mountains
Enclose it on the Cist, an iron-bound eoasi
n the west; a frozen desert on the north,
and sandy plains on the south. All its riv-
era, rising on the segment of a vast rir'cum -
rerence, runto rrieet each other in the cen-
tie, and then flow together into the ocean.
together into the ocean.
through a gap in the mountain where the
heals of summer and the colds df winter
are never felt, and where northern and sou
mern diseases are equally unknown. This
is the valley of the Columbia a country
wnose every advantage is crowned by the
advantage oi us Configuration by the uni
on ol all its parts, the inaccessibility of its
ooraers, and its single lntrogression to the
ea. Such a country is forrried for union,
weahh and strength. It can have but one
capital and that will be a -Thebes; but on
commercial emporium,, and that will be a
Tyre, cjueeri of cities;'
attempted Murder. Mr. SamM lack
son, of this county, informs us, tliat on his
return home on Wednesday night the 15th
mt. froth" the house of a friend, an attempt
was triade to take his life by two assassins
who entered the road dressed in women's
clothing. One of them ordered him to
nalt, and on his coming to a momentary
stop, liis secret enemy made an attempt to
H-iz. his bridle. At that mdrrieiit; Mr
Jackson moved off and received a blow
with a knife" which cut through his coat
nd pants and touched the skin. They he
iog disguised and it being night, he bould
not guess at either of their feaiurs, hui
siys he thought he knew one of their voi
es. The Scoundrels should be ?dught out
and brought to jnstice It was not more
i ban two weeks previous to this affair, that
Mr. Jackson had his barn burnt in broad
day time; after that, hiS oat stacks wt're
'iiini'! It does seem to u, if we hail such
enemies, thre would he more truth than
Ii-lion in our guessing at them.
(J"A murder was perpetrated in the
suburbs of our town, on Monday night.
A colored man by thi name of Madison
Johnson, was Stubbed by another named
Bill Scott, the wound was in the right
breast, and produced almost instant death.
Scott made his escape that night but was
taken the next morning and committed to
jail, they were both in the employ of the
Wilmington and Raleigh Rail Road Com
pany. Wilmington Chron.
::t . . . . .
Wilmington, March 23. On Monday
morning last, Mr. B. W. Halsey was
found dead on the road about 10 or 12
miles above Wilmington. It is conjectu
red that he dismounted from his horse for
the purpose of drinking at a spring of wa
ter on the road side, and died of apoplexy
in attempting to diink, as the body was
found in the water, and the hat and cloak
carefully placed aside. Mr. H. was high
ly respected by those who knew him, he
has left a wife in indigent circumstances
Verdict of the jury of inquest, death from
fJA correspondent of the Norfolk
Herald, writing Iroin Windsor, N. C j un
der dale of the 4th inst., says:
'Our town has witnessed a scene of
blood unparalleled in this part of ihe coun
try. Yesterday the militia company as
sembled at the usual hdtlr, a'mlj during Ihe
parade, a Mr. Wesion was shot dead by
one William Cheatum of I'ennessee. Mr.
Weston hail, in a jocular manner, knocked
the hat from the head of Chratum, who in
stdntly drew a pistol and shot him, while
another gentleman was leanii.g upon his
shoulder. Those pr sent w re so ron
ple'ely filled with consternation that they
permitted the murderer to escape, and he
has ndt yet been taken.
Loss of the U S ship Concord The
report of the loss of the United State Ship
Concord on the A mean coast, and the
death of Captain Boerum, her commander,
i. . i . r? .i a i
are unhappily cunnrmeu so as to leave no
doubt of the fact. The officers and crew,
except the few who perished, are on theii
retorn to the United States, in another
ship, by way of Rio Janerio.
I hetoncnrii was iosi on me rocks in
the Mozambique channel about the 2d of
October; and subsequently to that time (on
the 2nd of November) Captain Boerum,
Purser Hart, anil one of the crew were
drowned by the upsetting of a boat in cros
sing the bar of the Zangola river.
Rhode Island. The Supreme Court of
this State commenced its silting at New
port on Tuesday week, when the prisoners
againt whom indictments lor treason were
pending were discharged, they having peti
tioned the Governor for pardon. This t r
minatioriof the prosecutions, upon the of
fenders making full submission to the
laws, will, we believe, be universally ap
fJP We have been requested by a Phy
sician to state that there is no case of small
pox in Petersburg at this tune, and that
there has not been a case for eighteen
months. The report, therefore, that is
l circulating to the South, that the disease i
now prevailing Here, is Utterlv falSe.
The Comet, recently seen at this place.
wass en at M. Ihomas on the 2d of the
- . I . W . . ..4 . I
present montn; it was so brilliant as to
cause considerable alarm to the inhabitants
A shock of an earthquake was also felt ai
St. Thomas on the 4iH inst., about half past
9 o clock at night. No material dariiaze
was done. Charleston Mercury.
To Cotton Grdibers It is stated that
Dr. Cloud of Alabama has succeeded in
raising aboutour times as much cotton to
ihe acre, by a scientific management of thf
soil which he will ioon explain1; a any of
tne coiton growers in that region. It is
aiau sun ine couon is worm per cent
more per pourid than cdttori raised the old
way. Ur. C. is now publishing his treat
ment of the soil in the Albany Cultivator
v e understand that the most essential ele
ments in his Culture is manuring and rota
tion of crops. He harvests with ereai
certainty from one acre 3000 poutlds of
cotton, which is worth in these rotiirl.
'imest cenle per pound, giving the Dr
pjou as ine annual product ot an acre ot
tnd. . THe land cultivated hv fir C U
naturally very poor and sterile, more so
than the lands generaly in thai State
Horrible Occident: The Pittsburg
Sun publishes the following:
4tA gentleman just from Armstrong
county, in this State, informs us of an acci
dent of the most appalling nature. There
is no reason, we fear, to doubt the truth of
it. It happened at what is familiarly cal
led a 'raising a gathering of neighbor,
to erect a log barn.
'While the men were engaged in rais
ing the barn, some womeri were catchirig
chirkeus, and cutting thtir heads off, pre
paratory to the feast usually served tip on
such an occasion. Two childreh; a boy and
a girl, having observed the process gone
through with by the womenj with the'
chickens, bHe of them laMd her head down
on a block of wood, while the other pro
ceeded to chop her head off with a hatchet.
Two men bri the top of the barnf who were
ih the act of receiving a log from those
who were pushing it hp from below, hear
ing the screams of the wdmfen, and terrified
at seeing the horrid sight, let go their hold
of the log, which fell, and, in falling; chih
ee nine persons to death! The details of
this affair are too sickening to admit us to
dwell upon them; it is sufficient to state
that our informant may be relied upon."
New Orleans, March II th. We regret
to be compelled to state, that a duel, with
Pi-lols. took place yesterday morning in
this vicinity, between the Hon. G. A.
Waggaman, formerly a Senator in Con
gres from Louisiana; and now a member
of cur State Senate, and Hon. Dennis Pri
eur, late Collector of this port three times
our Mayor, and now the Recorder of Mor t
gages; The parties fired twice, we under
stand, tjpon he second fire, Mr. Wag
gaman was shot through both thighs. Mr"
Prieur was not touched. His antagonist's
ball, however, passed through the fiont
part of the legs of his pantaloons, between
ihe knee and the ankle.
Second Earthquake in the West In
dies. We learn from Capt. Smith, of the
schooner Francis Cannady, arrived yes
terday morning, that a second shock of an
earthquake was experienced at the North
part ol Gaudaloupe ori the 3rd inst. Al
the time the Captain of a vessel off the
North Point of the Island stated that it
shook his vessel with such severity that it
was with difficulty the crew could kep
their feet A dense cloud of smoke as
cended from the vicinity of Bassaterre, and
serious fears was entertained for the safely
of that place. It was quite sickly at Point
Petre, caused from the offensiveness of the
tuins of the town.
The Revolt in St. Domingo. The re
port that the insurrectionary movement in
St. Domingo had been suppressed was not
true. At the last accounts from there ii
was gathering strength and was likely to
be a troublesome affair to the authorities
A vessel at New York from Au Ca)es
bi legs' a leiter dated Feb. 27th, which states
hat the South part of the Island is in open
insurrection. The insurgent army, 6000
strong had taken possession of a number
of towns, among them Jeremie, where a
provisional government was established.
Many of the Government troops sent ou
to suppress the revolutionists had gone o
ver them. Business was entirely at a
stand. A battle had been fought, but with
what result was not known when the ves
sel sailed. Wilmington Chronicle.
Osweso Bank. There was a run on
this institution on Saturday, the 18th in
stant, principally by depositors; and on
Monday last the directors resolved to sus.
pnd piyment. Its liabilities do not ex-
ceeil In all 5lOO.O(J0. half tif which is for
circulaiion Its hills receivable; alone,i
amount 10 as mucii as it- iiaouilies.
A. Y.Jour. Com.
Speedg Marriae.Sariety is in com
motion; everv thing" seems to be actdated
by steam power. Peter Hekerly now at the
vigofdus age of forty five, happened one
Saturday afternoon to call stihe tdvern of
Frederick Gdphart, Bond street, Saw a
young iaiy oi oy tne name
i i .,,. .ii
ur-imley, and being smilen with her
charms, determined on a peeMy marriage".
The lady-S cdnS-nf vvas soon obtain-d -He
paid an officer 50 for the license and i?2
for Ihe trouble of procuring it. and $2" to
the Rev. Mn Seweibe for performing the
ceremo.iy. All i his was done on the same
evening. this incident might be improv
ed by bachelors to great advantage.
(T7Tlie exchanges of the country are
restored to a Porcie' basis: with the single
exception of Alabama. Our table df do
mestic exchanges, therefore, which we
have kept, standing for five years past, has
lo t us honor and its use I his is a tri
umph of nainrai rerriedies in other words.
of free trade, which we hope" our country
men will nonce, and become more uiS
that the regulations which ex'st in the na
ture ol tMing", possess a power to restore
order beyond that of any other regulations
wnich have be. H invented. The truth
ah nit the matter is", tha"t; disturbing the
regulating powers which ihe Creator estab
lished, we created cob-works of our own to
counteract the benevolent workings of His
principles; and we bdili theory upon theo
ry, and regulation upon regulation, untii
the mi-sh ipen mass began" to hrea'U: One
timber after another gave way, until the
whole wa levelled with the earth it not
lower than that. Heife thegteat principle
which we hail foolishly rejected, took up
our disordered affairs, aud sec what perfect
work they have made! The exchanges of
the country were neVef in so gridd a state
as now. The rates of discount are" exceed
ingly small, and the facilities of collecting
and remitting as good as can be desired
More, and better than all, the exchanges.
in their present arrangement, taniltit be
thrown out oj order. If we" will but lei
the currency and exchanges alone; they
will remain sound to the end of the world
even though that event should not happen
until a thousand jears from next April.
Let us, then, be contented and thankful,
dnd never gel up another rebellion agaiusV
the laws of currency, and then we shals
avoid another .-ix years' flogging
N. Y. Jour, of Com.
The policy of England. The latest ac
count from the Bti'is'i Ish si teprese'nt ihe
embarrassments of trade, and the disMesSes
of the laboring classes as grer.ter than at
any former period. Manufactures are de
clining e'xjo; is aVe diminishing, poverty is
increasing, 'he "opcrn'ives" are starving,
he revenue is diminishing, and money is
accumulating in the hands of the owners
for want ol emp'oyment. I he exports of
142, were les by 530.000,000 titan those
ol the preceding year. Id the same peri
od, the decline of the revenue from the
cutom alone is nearly 15.000,000 And
whence come all these embarrassments and
distresses; that threaten a violent and dis
astrous convulsion? We answer, f'dm the
policy, long and steadily pursued, of stret
ching paper money and restraints upon
trade beyond all rational bounds The con
dition of England is entirely artificial.
(JpOn Tuesday, the 1st instant, some
men were oul with their hounds on tte
chasej when their attention was attract
ed bjr the baying of the pack in a gap of the
mountain They immedialely repaired lo
the spot, and found, in a small sink, the
carcase of a claybank horsey whi'h had
been qoarit fed and thrown in. Curiosity
being excited, thry ex'ended their search,
and found in the snow the body of a man in
his shirt sleeves. stab above te right
hip, ranging upward some distance ajj
peare'd to be he cause of his situation. He
was still breathing, but unable to articu
late. He was carried to a neighboring
house and soon expired. His person be
ing unknown to those who found him the
repaiied again to the scene of murder; and,
afiersome search, found a very fine suit of
clothes though nothing by which the name
and character of the unfortunate traveller
could be ascertained.
Spuria ( Tenn. ) Gazette.
Something JYew Under the Sun We
h ive seen a new style of button, which has
just been got up by Mes-rs. R. & W. Ron
mson, .f Atileboroush, in this State, the
ell known manufacturers of buttons, and
perhaps the most celebraied of any in this
country. It is called the opal button, and
with a perfectly smooth face exhibits to the
light of the 3urJ,or by cslndle light, all th
variegated colors of the rainbow, and dif"-'
ferent changes and glit er of the diamo rj
rim! rither nreciou. stones. In a hrilliantlv
lighted room, A fc'oat with uch buttons
would exhibit something like a kaleidos
cope It is in fact the most like the ge-n
from whlrih it is named of .aiiy thing that
can be manufactured, and is a fair simple
of Yankrje ingenuity.
Mr. Will .r l Robliisdn hds been for near
ly two jreaf's engaged in getting up the
. verui-n, oy wntcn such changes ol
hoiimu suaoe ana coior can ne prouuee-j,
and has Miceee i&l Heydnd HiS mdst ardent
iVi hes. The secret is known only to him-
jself, and will undoubtedly prove invalua-
h e I he button is necessarily so cosily,
that it will nth for some time be used, ex
cept upon the most fashionable and expen
sive coats. On a trial purposely made, to
test their durability, it has been found Inat
even When the button is almost worn out,
thfe color3 are not dimmed; and Use ndne
of their brilliancy. Boston Couritr.
Lansinzburgi N. K, Feb. 10.
Mysterous Disappearance. lSr. Ann
La Cross, the wife of F. A. La Cross of
th's village, left her home on Thursday
morning hsl, and has Hdt been heard of
since. Her friends have b'eeh dnable to
scertain even what direction she took up
on leaving her own door. The account
which her husband gives of the affair, is,
that she left about seven o'clock in the
morning, taking with her only one plain
alico dresS besides what she had Oh, and
leaving all her cldthiilg df arty value; with
her rings and othir jewelry ; taking no
money. , ,
It seems very strange, as she left at sev
en, or helween seven and eight in the mdf
ning, her residence being on olir mairl
street, and situated ih the heart of the vil
lage, that she was not seen by any one of
our ci'izens. .Moreover she had left all
her clothing ofany valuer and her jewelry f
etc., which, together with her protracted
tbsence ae calculated to excite the hitfst
Mrs. La Crdss, was a mere girl of 17, of .
comely appearance, and was very recently
married. She was rather below the medi
um size, light complexion and very light
brown hair, and rather handsome feature.
She hdd on when she left, a dark calii
dress, black mantle"; & large cape, and fringe
around the collar; a black hood with flow-
rs, green veil, giiiter fjootS, and light moc
casins. Any information respecting her
will be gratefully received, by the subscri
ber, at Lansiilgblirgli; JOHN BRUCEl.
Death by an avalanche. On Wednes
day, the 15th inst., Mr. Hiram Hastings,
alged about twenty, was foiind buridd be
neath the snow, about two miles from
Windsor, (Vermont,) and near the foot of
ihe ASeutne'y mountain. On thepreceeding
veninghe went to the htiusedf a sick neigh
b r, to see whether any thing tvds neees3a"rjr
for their comfort that night; ahd, In fehJrri
ing home, not by a path that had been at
all u-ed, it seems that the mass of snow on
il.c bidw of a hill was started by him ffdrfi
its place, and carried or followed riirri sev
eral rods down, overwhelming him to the"
depth of several feet, whereby He perished;
The scene at Gaudatoilpe. A passen
ger by the barque Scherus; from PoinUau
Petre. which arrived at N w Orledhs ori
the 13th, confirms th news previously re
ceived, of the utter destruction of that towri
by earthquake. He computes the loss of
life at 5.000 at the1 lowest, and nearly an
equal number are maimed. Me Idjrs ha
was only enable ! to save his" wife from th&
general wn ck of his property. The fim
ount of loss is be oftd calculation. The
editor of the Republican says: "As well as
we could judge by his description of the af
fair, it rnusi have heen strongly volcanic in
it- nature. The ballast with which the
vessel is laden had been 0 hfirtisef. but is a
mass of calcined stone, Somewhat similar"
in appearance to pomice. The destruction
of this beautiful city, which is described to
us as the pride of the West Indies, did not
occupy two minutes of time."
JJnofher Mutiny. The report is rife
this morning, that letters from the United
States sh!p lohn Adams state that, jwhen
near the Cape of (ood Hope, a mutiny
wa discovered to hate1 h'eeu planned am
ong the crew. Such" wjs the stale of ths
crew, that ihe men were ordered on deck;
and, b?ing arranged in line, they were ask
ed what they wanted: when five of the
men stepped forward with complaints, who
were instantly shot down, and the crew or-
red to their duty. We have not the re
port exactly from first hands, but under
ch circumstances that we think some
thing like this must have occurred.
IV. y. Jour, of Com.
More Mormons. The Picayune sfatesi
I hat on the 15ih inst. three hundred Mor
mon" arrived at that city. from Liveipool,
in the ship Swanton. They are oa ,tbei$
w y toNauvoo. '