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Tarborough, ( Edgecombe County , JV C.J Saturday, May 20, 1843
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From the Oxford Mercury.
THE LATEST RACE.
Long years have passed since Gilpin rode
The race so famed in story,
And ne'er was found till Thursday last,
A rival to his glory.
We'll give the hero of ibis tale
The simple name of Rider,
And let some num skull judge him drunk.
He drinks not even cider.
He is a ran of stature Knmll,
But courage nowise brittle;
Indeed a little soul is tare.
Within a frame that's little.
Two jockeys were upon a trade,
And many words were spoken;
At length the buyer seemed to think
That the horse was wind-broken.
The vender, chuckling to himself,
Affirmed the nag was sound,
And asked our hero, if he pleased,
To mount and ride him round.
Up mounted Mr. Rider then,
With feeling somewhat stout,
But ere his feet the stirrups reached
The gallant steed "put out."
In vain with all his might be pulled
In vain he bawled out "Wo!"
The steed, in spite of word or rein,
The faster seemed to go.
The villagers rushed to their doors,
Still onward fled the steed.
The stirrups dangling at his side,
Served but to urge his speed.
On! On! both horse and Rider went,
Out stripping even wind,
So fast they flew that some affirmed
They left a streak behind.
All gazed with straining eyes to ee
Which way would be their flight;
They down acro-s the rail road turned
"And soon were out of sight."
And Rider murmured as he flew,
"This is indeed a bother:
If 'hu wind-broken horses run
I'll never ride another."
Sometimes when sudden dangers come
The stoutest hearts will quail;
And Rider trembled when lie found
Hisev'ry effort fail.
A negro with a wagon he
Was now about to meet:
"Jump nut and stop this horse," he cried
Hut darkey kept his seat.
Now this raised Rider's nap, and wrath
Within his bosom burned,
And as he passed he gavp a grin
Which darkey quick returned.
Still on he flew:he met a man
It was one Mr. Brim
And Mr. Brim said how dye do,"
But he spoke not to him.
At length the horse began to fl .g,
And Rider to cheer up:
"Don't fall, my steed." he sdd, and put
A foot into each stirrup.
The horse's strength was wholly spent;
He yielded to the rein,
And Rider, glad his race was done,
rut foot on land again.
April 14, 1843.
Henderson N. C.
From the Raleigh Register.
ne negro who recently mui
Joster of Louisburg, Georgia,
1 - ' "uuiauui j, ucuiju, was HIGH
"efore a Freeholders' Court, convicted, and
' "S a lew days after the crime was per
More Gold. XV e understand that a
01a Mine has been discovered on the wa
"raof Middle Creek, in this county, by
laJor William F. Collins, of this city,
yhich promises ,a rich yield of the preciou
neiai. ixai. ixeg.
bought a large portion of the gold region
in the Wes'ern part of this county, and is
preparing o go to mining in real earnest.
Afore Gold Gold has been discovered
on ihe lands of Martin Jrmp. ahnm 12
miles from this city, which if proporly
matSe, will no doubt prove a handsome
for,une' The Role! is found in small parti-
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cles, mingled with the soil16.
he Mails. XC underhand that there
no change in the arranp-empnts nf iIip
.Mails in this part of the State, under Ul
lage letting of Contracts. The Great Mail
will go, as heretofore, by way of Wilming
ton and Charleston, and the Wilmington
Company will receive about 85,000 for
carrying it, instead of S44.000, as hereto
lore. We are glad that they are to
something like a fair price.
Before the Superior Court held
here last week, Sandy and John, slaves,
were tried for arson, the first as principal,
the second as accessory, for setting fire l
the store of H. M. Cowan, in January
last, after they, with another slave, who
turned States' evidence, had entered and
robbed it. Sandy was convicted, and was
sentenced to be hanged on the 19h of June.
John was not lound guilty of arson, hu
was afterwards indicted for burglary, con
icte 1 of that, and sentenced to be whipped
at two difl'e ent times. The counsel foi
Sandy, Messrs. Toomer and Baker, took
an appeal on a point of law to the Supreme
Court of the State, so his sentence will no'
he carried into effect at the time appointed
Bill Scott, the free black indicted for
the murder of Madison Johnson, had his
trial postponed until the next term, in con
s' qoence of the absence of a material wit
ness in his behalf.
Narrow Escape. Phillip Sneed, (son
of Mrs. Mary A. Sneed of this town,) a
child six or seven years of age, made the
narrowest escape from a watery grave, on
Monday last that ever became our lot to
record. It appears that the child was fish
ing in Country-line Creek, when he casu
ally fell into the water, which measures
16 feet deep: he could not swim, and sunk
under the water, but it seems that he held
in his hand a small reed fishingpole, around
which his arm, in his first struggle, became
wrapped and which on his rising to the
surface of the current, brought him on his
back with his shoulders reting on a por
tion of the reed in this position he floated
down the stream to a distance of two hun
dred yards or perhaps further, when hi
cries -alarmed Messrs. Robert Singleton
and Thomas Mansfield, who ran to his
rescue the former of whom, arrived first.
did not hesitate to peril his own life to save
th it of the little sufferer such noble da
ring is worthy of all praise with the as
sistance of Mr. Mansfield, Mr. Singleton
was enabled to bring the little boy out of
the water alive. When Mr. S reached
him in the mill pond, the little fellow was
in the act of sinking, and must have gone
down to rise no more had hts benefactor
been three minutes later getting to him
as the arm disencumbered by the small
fishing pole, with which (we should have
remarked above) he paddled the water,
had now lost its power, and no'hing but
the reed and great depth of water buoyed
him up. Surely Providence interposed.
Extreme old age. 'There is now liv
ing in Moore county, a black woman, the
servant of Dr. Chaimers, who, from tin-
questionable data, is ascertained to be about
1 1 6 years or age. She was wet nurse to
Benjamin Williams, who became well
knwn as Governor of this State, and as he
was born just abouta century ago, it fol
lows that the nurse must be about the age
above stated. She has been a remarkably
healthyrand active woman; never took a
dose of medicine in her life, has retained
her faculties perfectly, and ahout seven
years ago, walked eight miles to Church.
Her sight has been so good, that she has
never used spectacles. Her daughier and
her grand-daughter, boih old women, sit
by her with spectacles, whilst she is able
to sew without their use. Such instances
of longevity, which are not rare among
the slave population of the south, are evi
dences of that kindness and care so gener
ally extended to them by their masters, of
which the abolitionists of the Norih know,
or affect to know, so little.
State Debt of Arkansas. The whole
debt authorised amounts to 53.660,000, ol
which only 52,676,000 were issued.
These bonds were issued for banking pur
poses, and the loans made by the banks
were mostly to planters, secured by mort-
; gages of their plantations. As the bank
willing ' hj.:.. rv u
i ins mortgages, the debt is in a fair way
of being gradaallly extinguished: and the
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indignant manner in which the Supreme
Court of that State, in its decision, last win
ter, rejected the idea of repudiation, speaks
well for the public sentiment of that State.
I'his indication is the more striking, as it
came from a Court whose Judges are elec
ted every 4 years.
The Philadelphia Sentinel has the follow
United Slates Bank. We have recei
ved intelligence that a number of London
capitalists have arrived in this city direct
from E igland, for the purpose of reviving
the United States Bank. If the arrange
ments can be perfecled, it is presumed that
the bank will resume business on or before
'he 15th of May ensuing.
Shocco Jones. This celebrated individ
ual held a meeting a short time since in Co
lumbus, Mi. Shocco has a way of his own
about all things. With genius of a superi
or order, an intellect commanding and sell
relying, he moves straight onward to the
accomplishment of the high purposes
which he has in view, without being tram
pled by precedents, or opinions of other
nen. Therefore Shocco organized his
meeting without either chairman or Secre
tary, and as he regarded his hearers all of
qual dignity, he requested that each one
-hould consider himself a President of the
meeting and responsible for good order.
fter Shocco had made a speech, the meet
ing which was one of the largest ever held
there, adjourned. It was not decided who
hail the most friends, Calhoun or Van Bu
en, but there is no doubt that Shocco had
more than either. Mobile Herald.
(0Uacob Ridgway, died at Philadel
phia, on Ihe 30th ult, in his 75th year.
He was the wealthiest in the city, owning
a large number of houses, and keeping in
his employ about 200 mechanics. His es
tate is supposed to be worth 4,000,000.
He has left oneson and two daughters.
Horrible. A shocking and unnatural
murder was committed a short time since
in Lawrence county, Mississippi, by a mo
ther on her own child. While the child
was asleep, she procured some lead, which
she melted and poured down his throat
The cause of this inhuman act is not slated.
From the Concord (N. H.) Courier.
Married. In this town, by Deacon
John B. Chandler and Miss Maria French,
Deacon John B. Chandler to Miss Mari.i
French two non-resistants married by
themselves to themselves all on the Sab-
baihday at the breakfast table, calling up
on (!od and the family present to bear wit
ness to the act.
The lady who has in this case adopted
the creed of Fanny Wright, affording a
most striking illustration of the old max
im, that "extremes meet," is a highly res
peetable young lady, formerly a resident
of this town, and a member of Rev. Mr.
Pretty Keen. The Albany Patriot
says, "One of our own Methodist clergy
men last Sunday remarked that if all the
world believed the Second Coming was to
take pi ice on the 23d of April, 1843, at
3 o'clock, P. M., two thirds of them
would delay all preparation for it till half
The Boston Atlas says: "We learn
that at a meeting of the proprietors of the
Tiemont Theatre, held on I uesday even
inc, it was voted to sell the Theatre for the
i sum .of 550,600 to the Baptist Society of
i hristians, under the charge of the Rev.
Mr. Colver, now worshipping at the hall
under the Boston Museum."
More Trouble. We learn that a gen
tleman from Washington county, in this
State, over the Lake, arrived in this city
last night, with a demand upon Governor
Mouton for a detachment ot troops to aid
in quelling a most alarming insurrection,
attended with serious loss oi life. Ihe
facts, as we understand are as follows:
Several hundred men Irom Hancock
county, Mississippi, joinea Dy many irom
Washington county in tnis Mate, had for
med themselves into a body of freebooters,
for the pillage of property and the destruc
tion of life. It is stated that they are well
organized and armed, and are regularly
encamped. Many lives have already been
taken, and extensive robberies have been
VVe take it for granted that a detachment
of troops will be ordered to the scene of dif
ficulties, in accordance with the demand
made upon the Governor.
New Orleans Tropic.
The Bankrupt Law, in Missouri Our
renders may remember that Judge Wells,
of Missouri, decide I the bankrupt law was
unconstitutional. Ever since that decision,
the law has been inoperative in Missouri;
but we find the following in the St. Loui
Republican of the 26th ult:
'The opinion of Judge Catron, of the
United States eircuit court, affirming the
constitutionality of the bankrupt law, wa
delivered in the court on Monday, at 10
o'clock; and it is final a to the cases ari
sing under the law in this State. He af
firms the constitutionality of the bankrupt
law, and reverses the decision of Judg
Wells, in the district court, in the particu
lar case upon which an appeal was taken."
(T. man was convicted last week, in
Vermont, for bigamy, and sentenced to
two years imprisonment in the State prison
After the trial he was handed over to th
sheriff of the. county in which he was tn
ed, for commitment. The said sheriff
gave to the culprit the necessary papers to
gain him admission into pris n, telling him
to go present his credentials, and fie would
undoubtedly gun admission. On his way
to the prison he stopped at Woodstock,
when some less honest than himself, en
deavored to persuade him to runaway; but
heir sympathy was of no avail, he deliver
ed his documents faithfully, and is now ex
patiating his crime in prison.
Murderer Sentenced. In St. Albans.
Vt , Eugene Clifford has been found guilty
of drowning his wife in Faitfield Pond, in
October last, ami sentenced to one year's
olitarv confinement in ihe state prison,
and then to be hung.
From the N. V. Journal of Commerce
Land Ho! The whole crew confess
now that they see land. Trade is good in
all its departments. Dry goods have with
in a couple of weeks fell the influence, and
strange as it may seem, have really advan
ced; some articles, ten per cent. At a
large sale of French goods yesterday, bet
ter prices were obtained; and the expecta
tions of the owners being realized, the lots
were extensively duplicated. Groceries
have cone well for several weeks; and as
to stocks, they have advanced quite as
much as the bears could endure. VVe shall
all do well enough now, if only we mind
the following negatives:
1st. Not to be in ahuiry to get rich.
2. Not to contract more debts than we
can conveniently pay.
3. Not to engage in any business out of
our regular occupation.
4. Not to speculate in stocks or lots.
5. Not to be extravagant, nor idle.
c J . r .1 w
mcnt ot the imoosture ol his wnlt 10
sheep's clothing," is published in the Lsi
Chai lesion Courier, by the Rev. VV. T.
Branlly, and Dr. M. T. Mendenhall. Ap
pleton was received in Charleston as a li
centiate Baptist pieicher, and introduced
u 1 a a e -i
ow, and ran away with her. The Rev. J.
C. Harrison, of Bordentown, N. J. who
vave him letters of recommendation to Dr.
J&anlly, now writes him that Appleton
has been previously married thiee limes,
and all his wives are now living. The
first, near Richmond, Indiana; the second,
in Y.rk, Pa ; and the third, in New
Brunswick, N J. VVe believe it to be the
bounden duty of every Christian and Tem
perance man, as early as possible, to por
tray the villian in his native deformity.
So. Ca. rem. Jidv.
From the New Orleans Tropic.
Im port ant fro m Yucatan Four hun
dred Afexicans killed in Battle! The
schooner Rosario, Captain Ducey, arrived
at this port yesterday morning, four days
from Camp' achy. Jut before the depar
ture of the Rosario, information was recei
ved at Campeachy of the total discomfiture
of the Mexican army, intended for the in
vasion of the interior of Yucatan. Th
facts of the case, as we have been enabled
to gather them from the most reliable sour
ces, are as follows:
Gen. Lemus, the traitor formerly in
command of the Yucatan forces, had been
placed at the head of the troops, 2000 in
nnmber, and landed at Telchac, for the
subjugation of Yucatan. Telchac is a small
village on the northern coast of Yucatan,
160 miles from Campeachy, and 30 miles
from Merida. It was presumed that Le
mus was so well acquainted with the coun
try, that he would experience but little diffi
culty in making his way to the interior, al
though it was well known that Gen. Ller
go, with 2,500 Yucatanos, hastily gathered
together, had determined to oppose his ad
vance. All proper preparations having
been made, Lemus took up his line of
march from Telchac towards Merida. The
road, it seems, was a strange one, skirled
nn ea-h s;de with low swampy ground
Llergo with his force retTfl'ed until the
Mexictns h;d advanced to a small village
eightee 1 miles from Merida, when he at
tacked the enemy most unexpectedly in
front :n I rear with extraordinary vigor.
The Mexicans for .a short period, defended
themselves with unusual bravery, and
were slaughtered in large numbers. Mora
than four hundred fell on the li Id, and the
balance took refuge in a stone church, and
such other building as promised protec
tion. The loss of ihe Yuca'anos was com
paratively quite small.
About the lime the Rosario left Campea
chy, the report reached that place, that,
beyond all doubt, the entire Mexican force
would be annihilated, as all chance of re
treat had been cut off, and their situation, in
every patticular, was most perilous.
Later f mm Mexico The Mier Priso
ners We were shown yesterday, says
the New Orleans Tropic of the 4th inst., a
h tt-r from an American citizen at Mexico,
t' a gentleman of this city, which confirms
the melancholy intelligence of the fate of
the Mier captives The inhuman barbari
ty of Santa Anna's first order for indiscri
minate murder was mitigated by a sen
tence of decimation. The survivors of the
revolt of the prisoners at Saltillo, after their
capture, were decimated and shot upon the
er spot of their h roic attempt, to escape
from an infamous bondage, more painful
than death. The following are the names
of the unfortunate men who fell victims to
the cold-blooded and atrocious edict of
anta Anna. ("apt. W. N. E;S'land; Ser
g ant J. N. Mc Thompson; Privates E. D.
Cocke, formerly an editor at Houston,
Texas: J. N. Tot rev, Thomas L Jones,
of Austin, more recently of Houston; J L.
Slwpperd, Henrv Whaling, W. H. Cowan,
C. H. Roberts, E. E Etz, J. Tonbul, K.
II. Duham, K W. Harris, M. C Winn,
P. Maher, J. L Cash, and J. N. Ogden.
These men, wilh the others, were compel
led to draw lots, and were deliberately
shot on the 25lh of March last.
In addition to the above statement, we
had a conversation, yesterday, with one of
the vouths taken at Mier, and liberated at
the city of Mexico, who was present at Sa
lado, and witnessed the daring deed of 0
prisoners to escape from ignominious thr -
dom. Five Texans and twenty-three
Mexicans fell in the struggle, Dr. Bren
ham, Fitzgerald, and three others. About
131 of the survivors !ook the route for
Texas, and had travelled about 300 miles,
when, forced by hunger and thirst, they
stopped in the mountains near a spring, to
which they had been conducted by a shep
herd, and where two other shepherds were
engaged in fattening flocks for market.
The Texans remained here three days pre
paring meats and provisions for their jour
ney. In the mean time the alarm was giv-
en to a large force in pursuit,
. . " 1
cans, in large numhers, took possession of
the heights, surrounded the Texans, and
the latitr surrendered without firing a gun.
Those who did not fall under the sentence
of decimation are in Mexico, and their des
tiny may only be conceived by the exam-
pies before us
Every inch a Man. The Louisville
Kentuckian has been furnished with the
; following item by the gentleman who ista-
K,"K l,,em,!";sui "Ieil7- Fcmraciuss
a man who is do years oti; ne nas oeen
married three times; by his first wife he
had eleven, by his second wife he had ten,
and twelve by his last wife,. making thirty
thr e children, and his wife now in a most
interesting state. Twenty three of his chil
dren were boys, and ten girls; nineteen
boys and six girls are living. He married
in his ISth year, and remained in a state of
widowhood three years.
Signs and IVonders. K Mr. Blind
man, pilot on a flat boat, on the Ohio, re
cently saw a most wonderful sight in the
heavens. He was watching, eagerly, the
comet's tail, when all at once he saw the
tail curl up, and form in big letters, the
He didn't pay much attention to it, but in
a few minutes he looked aroundgain, and
saw distinctly in the same place, the word
Astonished at this, he ran below to inform
the c-iptain and when he got back and look
ed up at the tail, he found that it had chan
ged again, and had formed the word
Whereupon he and the captain marvelled
greatly, and did resolve, instantly to heed
the admonition, and as soon as they got
home, to go and pay the printer.
(3One of the Boston papers statesthat
he Boston ladies are holding lemonade
parties A large punch bowl of water is
provided, which is sweetened by the young
ladies all placing their lips to the brim.
The old maids then look into it, and thn
lemonade is "done did." .