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Tavhovoagh, (Edgecombe County, JV. C.) Saturday, August 12, t843.
VOL XIX. JVo. 32.
The Tarborowgh Press,
BY GEORGE HOWARD,
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A DECLARATION OF LOVE.
"I am for a plain simple love, without
""A fair face will wither; a full eye will
wax hollow bnt a good heait is the full
moon, for it shines bright and never chan
ges." I love thee! but I do not think,
Thy form is perfect grace,
Nor that the charms of Venus dwell
In the features of thy face.
I love thee! hut I think I've seen
A smaller foot than thine,
1 also think I've seen before
An ankle much more fine.
I love thee! but a brighter eye,
A ruddier cheek I've known,
A whiter forehead, and a mouth
Much prettier than thine own.
I love thee! but I know I've seen
A whiter neck and hand,
And tresses that more highly waved,
When by the breezes fanned.
I love thee! but I do not mean
To flatter thee and swear
That thou art perfect and divine,
When I don't think you are.
1 love thee! but if thou my love
Dost scorn, 1 never do
Intend to pine and die for thee ,
And yet I love thee too.
I love thee! for I never saw
One of the woman kind,
More richly downed with the gifts
Of pure and noble mind.
I love thee! for there never was
A heart more true than thine.
Or that could touch more thiillingly
Responsive choids in mine!
From the Democratic Signal.
Mr. Clay's reply to the Whig Caucus
Committee, inviting him to come
to North Carolina.
Any one who has read the correspond
ence between Messrs. Moore, Barringer,
and others (authors of the lale Caucus Ad- j
dress,) and Henry (-lay, as published in
last Friday's Register, will no doubt agree'
with us, that the great Statesman of Ken- j
tucky must have been sorely puzzled to
make a suitable reply to the adulatory let
ter of the distinguished Committee.
It will be observed that the entertainers
do not invite him afresh; but only "remind
him of his contemplated visit," and now
iclaim of him the performance of his pro
mise" to come to Raleigh: as if Henry
Clay were to be held bound by any other
than that sort of whig promises which are
now becoming so proverbially pie-crusty.
The facetious old gentleman must have
almost split his sides at the very idea of
such a joke as he has played oir upon us.
Verily, he must have said to himself,
"what green ones these North Carolina
Whigs ate! Pledges? why did'nt I pledge
my reputation as a statesman, to adhere to
the Tariff Compromise? Yet that did not
prevent me from taking the lead to break
it; and then quit the Senate to look calmly
on, and see the dupes fasten burdens on the
backs of their constituents for my sake.
Did'nt I pledge my 1840 veracity that fif
teen millions would suffice to carry on this
Government? and yet 1 was the first to pro
pose a tax of 24 millions, as the requisite
amount for a Whig Administration. It is
litte short of the folly of children for
one who can get such pledges as these
still to treasure an idle promise made to the
importunity of these very hospitable whig
politicians, to go and help them eat a heil
Charles!, says Mr. Clay, bring me my
pen and ink, and help me to a reply to this
North Carolina Committee. What shall I
write, my man? Ah! I have it; I'll say
I feel gratitude for the honor that honest
old State has conferred upon me eh?"
'But they voted against you in 1824,'
That vvas kind!' says Mr. Clav.
They repeated the favor in 1828 by vo
ting against President Adams and denoun
cing you for bargain and corruption!
That was kind
And they confirmed this sentence
against you in person when you were a
candidate in 1832,' continues Charles.
'That was very kind too!' rejoins the old
'In 1834, they expunged your censures
against old Jackson and instructed your
man. Willie P. to go more for Jackson and
less for you; and even Van Buren got their
vote for V. President, after you had in '32,
vetoed his appointment as Minister to
England,' ad. Is Charles.
Another specimen of North Carolina
kindness to me!' replied the old gentle
man. Judge White was stabbed by them
unuui juui Mcies, ann oecause ne was
suspected of being your friend, was reject
ed torn tneir support,7 quoth Charles.
Another mark of their kindness!' res
ponds the great statesman.
In 1840. these Whigs sent delegates to
Harrisburg to nominate you for President,
hut the)' preferred another one more availa
hie, and elected ' Tip and Ty' to the chief
seat in the land,' says Charles.
'Excessively kind!,' rejoined Mr. Clay;
'and now they're got into a minority at
home, these dear friends are claiming of
me the performance of promises to go and
see them! Charles! Charles! what can I say
in answer to such a hoaxing letter?'
Jus! come it over them by a little
ny, massa Clay!" 'Right! right! I'll tell
them of my gratitude say that my grali
tude to the Slate is too strong to have al
lowed me to forget my engagement to visit
them another pen, Chat les!! and if
they believe it, the Committee can get up
their parade, and invite the Patchogue De
mocrat (Webster,) too, to help cat Mr. B's
'Good!' rejoins Charles, and accordingly
the letter is indited indue form, the hoax
completed; (and despatched just in time to
be published for a designed effect on the
eve of our August elections.)
'Upon honor,' said Mr. Clay to himself,
the thought was a bright one. My man
Charles is no fool if he is black. Political
gratitude is the anxious expectation of
favors to come; and Heaven knows it is
the only sort of gratitude Henry Clay owes
to North Carolina! 'Is thy servant a dog,'
to remember with thankfulness the dis
graceful kicks which that honest State has
bestowed upon him heretofore!
Depend upon it, there isno little of the
Coon in all this. Oh, whiggery! whigge-
From the Madisonian.
Ca nnihufism. General Cass mention
ed in his oration, at Fort Wayne, on the
4i h instant, what will probably be
new to most readers, that the powerful
tribe of Indians who formerly occupied
that country, had a "Man eating Socie
ty." We give the extract: "It is forty
three years since I landed upon the north
ern shore of Ohio, a young adventurer
seeking the land of promise, which hns
been to him, as to many others, the land of
perlormance. At that time the Territory
of Indiana, of Illinois, of Michigan, and the
Territory of Ousconsin, formed one gov
ernment, under the name of Northwestern
Territory. I shall not stop to bring before
you the incidents of a frontier life, nor the
difficulties and privations, and sufferings,
in peace and in war, by which the forest
is acquired and reclaimed and finally sub
dued. During many years this region had its
full share of troubles. The line of your
canal was a bloody war path, which has
seen many a deed of horror. And this
peaceful town has had its Moloch, and the
records of human depravity furnifh no
more horrible examples of cruelty than
were offered at fus shrine. The Miami
Indians, our predecessors in the occupation
of this district, had a fearful institution,
whose origin and objects have been lost, in
darkness of aboriginal history, but which
was continued to a late period, and whose
orgies were held upon the very spot where
we now are. It was called the Man Eat
ing Society, and it was the duty of its asso
ciates to eat such prisoners as were preser
ved and delivered to them for that purpose.
The members of this society belonged to
a particular family, and the dreadful inher
itance descended to all the children, male
and female. The duties imposed could not
be avoided, and the sanctions of religion
were added to the obligations of immemo
The feast was a solemn ceremony, at
which the whole tribe was collected, as ac
tors or spectators. The miserable victim
was bound to a stake, and burnt at a s'ow
fire, with all the refinements of cruelty
which savage ingenuity could invent.
There was a traditionary ritual, which reg-,
dialed with revolting precision, the whole'
course of procedure at these ceremonies. !
Laiterly, the authority and obligations of
the institution had declined, and I presume
it has now wholly disappeared. But I
have seen and conversed with the head of
the family, the chief of the Society, whose
name was White Skin. With what feel
ings of disgust, I need not attempt to des
cribe. I well know an intelligent Canadi
an, who was present at one of the last sac
rifices made to this horrible institution.
The victim was a young American, captur
ed in K-ntucky, during the revolutionary
war. Here, where we are now assembled
in pence and security, celebrating the tri
umph of art and industry, within the mem
ory of the present generation, our country
men have been thus tortured, and murdered,
and devoured. But, thank God, the coun
cil fire is extinguished. The impious feast
is over. "
From the Globe.
Distressing Shipwreck. The Halifax
papers give an account of the wreck of the
btrque Alert, on Goose Island, about thirty
leagues east of Halifax. She had recentlv
been lau iched, and was under contract by
the Messrs. Cunard to convev the sixtv-
Messrs. Cunard to convey
lourth regiment to Ireland. She sailed on
Monday with the troops and ninety women
and children, and in less than twenty-four
hours she was a total wreck. Having
struck a ledge, she was run on shore,
where she went to pieces. During the pe
rils and distrrses of the shipwreck, five in
fants were born. The lives ot all on board
were saved, but every article belonging to
them, except what they stood in, were lost,
and they are left in a deplorably wretched
From the Raleigh Star.
Surrender of Fugitive Slaves' In the
House of Lords, June 30, on the motion
of the Earl of Aberdeen, bills to give effect
to the recent treaty stipulations with the
United Siates and France, for the mutual
surrender of criminals, were read a second
time. Lord Aberdeen emphatically de
clared that the bills would not be used to
authorize the surrender of fugitive slaves.
Lord Brougham said the additional clauses
in the United States' bill might be ne
cessary to make that point clearer; but
fi .i i 1 1 i ! i
generally me Dins nau nis nearty concur
rence. Lord Cotlenham and Lord Camp
bell expressed similar sentiments. Lord
Ashburton said, it was now settled and ad
mitted that a stave arriving in the Briti
territories, under any circumstances, never
could be cla:med or rendered liable to per
ff7 1 lie steamer Columbia, an account
of the wreck of which we gave in our last,
is a total loss, having goneentirely to pie
ces, il vvas hoped, however, that part ot
her engines might be saved. The Colum
bia was insured in London for S250,000.j'.
QpThe last St. Louis papers contain ac
cotT7itsfrom the Indian country at the head
of the Platte River, from which it appears
that the Sioux Indians recentlyT madea de
scent upon the Pawnee settlement, whilst
the men were absent on their Spring hunt,
and committed great depredation upon life
and property. Several of the old chiefs
and braves who had Deen lett at home, a
number of women, children and young
men, were brutally murdered. The wife
of the U. S. blacksmith and Lashapel, the
U. S. Interpreter, among the Pawnees,
were also killed. Of forty-one Lodges,
twenty-one of the largest were burnt, and
most of the horses were stolen or killed on
the spot. ib.
From the N. V. Journal of Commerce.
Immigrants. There were never such
shoals of them before. Not less than elev
en or twelve hundred arrived yesterday
Norwegians, Germans, French, and Irish.
They are in general hardy, laborious, and
economical. Every year brings better and
more wealthy classes. Those who came
first, were many of them little better than
paupers, and some of them no better; but
now, people who were living in compa
rative comfort in Europe,are determiningin
great numbers to make their condition still
better by coming to this land of plenty.
Some come for the sake of liberty, especial
ly religious liberty. May neither they nor
their children forget what liberty is worth,
or relinquish one iota of it, either political
No doubt the numbers will increase from
year to year. How happy are we to pos
sess a country so much better than any
other, that the inhabitants of all others are
rushing here for wealth, liberty, every
thing which can render life desirable. Let
us be thankful, and faithful to our high
trust It is gratifying to know that the im
migrants do not now, as formerly, fall into
the hands of villains, to be cheated as soon
as they touch our shores.
It is worthy of remark, that while the
number of immigrants arriving here is far
greater than in any former year, the num
ber arriving in Canada is but about two
fifths as great as last year.
Melancholy 1Jfitir.-We regret to state
th t a rencontre occurred in Warrenton,
Fauquier county, Va., on Monday evening
last, between S. E Lee and Richard
Moore, whiclvresulted in the death of Mr.
Lee, from a pistol, ball, shot from a pistol,
by Mr. Moore. This melancholy and tra
gical result is a continuation of the unhappy
feuds which have existed in the county of
Fauquier, some years past. We purposely
omit all details, contenting ourselves with
a simple statement of the termination of the
ilray. Jilexandri i D C. Gaz.
(TJA gentleman al Cleveland had a ve
ry narrow escape on Sunday of last week
from the noose of matrimony. He was
acting as groomsman to a (nend who was
about to be 'tied up;" and, when the par
ties appeared before the altar, the Rector,
mistaking him for the happy man, placed,
him beside the bride that was to be, and.
asking his name, proceeded with the nup
ti al ceremony. The groomsman was so
astonished, that the ceremony was hall
through before he found lougue to explain;
which done, an exchange of places was
made, and the right parties were united.
ISew York paper.
Melancholy Tragedy. Jesse A. Bry-
an. iq , ot Montgomery county, lennes
?ee, was shot on Wednesday evening last,
in the public room of the Nashville Inn,
by Gideon C. Matlock, of Carthage, and
died in a few minutes On the circumstances
attending the perpetration of this bloedy
deed, we forbear comment, as they will
doubtless be the subject of judicial investi
gation as soon as Matlock, who has fled, is
apprehended. This dreadful event has
plunged in grief a large circle of highly res
Nashville Ten. Banner.
Horrible. The Osage (Missouri) Yeo
man, of ihe 12th inst. , says:
"We are informed by an acquaintance
of ours from Springfield of a horrid trans
action, which occurred in Barry county
one day last week. A man, whose name
our informant forgot, had been in the habit
of treating his wife in a manner too bruta
and shocking to think of. On the mor
ning of ihe day mentioned, he told his wife
to get up and get breakfast for himself and
two children, and then to commence say
ins: her nravers. for she should die, he
swore, before sunset.. She got up, made' a
fire, and returned to the room where her
unnatural husband slept. He was laying
on his back in a sound sleep. She took the
axe with which she had been chopping
wood, and with one blow sunk it deep into
his head, iust through the eves. She im
mediately went to the house of a neighbor,
and related the circumstances as they occur
red, giving as a reason that she vvas certain
he would kill her that day, and she conclu
ded that it was his life or hers. He was
her second husband, and not the father of
her children. We learn that a special term
of the circuit court is to he held in Bates
county to try the woman for the crime."
From the Tallahassee Floridian.
Governor Call has issued his proclama
tion offering a reward of two hundred dol
lars for the apprehension of Captain Wm.
Burney, and his brother, Mr. David Bur
ney, charged with the homicide of Mr.
Joseph Manning. The friends of the de
ceased have also offered an additional re
ward of three hundred dolhrs. The hom
icide was committed about two weeks
since, at a public gathering near Bunker
Hill, in Jefferson county. We are not
fully informed of.all the particulars; and if
we were, it miht be improper to publish
them in advance of a trial, as it might pre
judice the public mind. It is not, we
think, however, improper to state that the
origin of .the difficulties between the par
ties is said to have grown out of reports
circulated recently upon the alleged au
thority of confessions of two convicts, re
cently sent to the penitentiary of Georgia,
from Lowndes county, for manslaughter,
which implicates several citizens of Georgia
and Florida as being concerned in some of
the murders in the territory hitherto at
tributed to the Indians, and in forming an
organized band for abducting slaves and
plundering other property ; and on a list had
by Mr. Manning and others, were said to
have been the names of the Messsrs. Bur
We have not words to express our hor
ror on account of the reports founded upon
the alleged confession of the Georgia con
victs. We learn several citizens of Flori
da, heretofore esteemed to be respectable,
aretiamed, in conjunction with some of the
veriest outcasts of society, refugees from
other oarts, brought hither since the war,
as being members of an organized gang of
robbers & murderers! and it is asserted that
circumstances are detailed of their person
al participation in deeds of outrage and
murder on their neighbors, in the disguise
of Indians, loo horribe to repeat, and too
incredible to be believed. If there is a
shadow of truth in these reports, the mat
ter should be ferretted out; the facts should
be made public. The innocent should
have an opportunity of disproving the alia
gations implicating them, and the guilty
should be punished. The circulation? of
these reports and rumors should cease, un
less legal steps are taken to investigate the
guilt of those accused. Private malice
sometimes, in this irresponsible form, at
tempts to usurp the functions of the advo
cate of public justice. This should not be.
(P"The Newark R J. Advertiser aayi
there are two millions of dollars paid annu
ally for stockings, and notices a stocking
manufactory at Cohooes on the MohaWk
which makes $S00,000 per annum of coarso
hose, and by machinery so constructed
that one man can perform as much as eight
on the European plan.
Wonderful Escape. The Macon Alt-
bama) Banner, published in Clarke county
in this Slate, publishes an account of a
dreadful accident in thatcounty,and a maV-
velous preservation of human hie. I hree
of the children of John A. Coote, Deputy
Sheriff of the county, in the absence of their
parents, undertook, in the company o! tour
negro children, to kindle a fire; and for tfie
purpose had a keg of powder brought to tne
piazza. A gun was used to ignite a piece
of cotton, but one of the children held it
till he felt the fire, when hastily throwing
it from him, it fell on the keg, and a terrific
explosion followed. The noise was heard
8 miles. Four of the staves of the keit
were driven through the roof, and thrown,
fifty yards, yet none of the seven children
were killed, though all were hurt; two Only
dangerously but it is thought they will re
Circumstantial Evidenct - writer
in the "Macon Messenger" under the sig
nature of "Justice,' says a gentleman re
cently stopped in Forsyth, Monroe county
who stated that a negro man who had been
taken up in Alabama for some offence, and
while under confession, said he had mur
dered the little girl in Baldwin county, (Ga,)
for which the Methodist Preacher, John
son, was executed in Milledgeville some
years ago. '
2pThe Cojumbus Enquirer, says the
reported murder of Mrs. GacheOs two
daughters, of Barbour county, Ala., is A
hoax. Subsequent information from one
of the family has but the report to rest.
The girls are alive and as lovely as ever.'
By a vte of the Board of Directors
of the Northampton (Pa.) Bank, John
Rice has been expelled from the President
cy of that Institution, and from the Board
of Directors, on account of his defalcations
and other misconduct while connected with
More Rascals We copy the following
from the Jackson (Mississippi) Southron
of the 19th:
"Defalcations and 'Elopements It is
rumored in town, with how much trut
we know not, that the examinations nowr
going on by the committees of the House
have developed, and are still developing
fac's, which render it probably that other
individuals, and that too in high station, be
sides Pagaud and Graves, will be implica
ted in the peculations and forgeries upon
the public Treasury. The higher the sta
tion the darker the crime. We hope the
committee will do their duty, without "res
pect to office, station, or personal populari
ty, and thereby secure the lasting gratitude
of an injured people.'
J "Hard" Case. There is now said
to be exhibiting in London, a female, a ria
live of Holland, whose body with the ex
ception of the face and bust, is incrusted in
a hard substance, which grows upon and
completely.covers the skin. This lidy it
thirty- seven years of age, and is in all res
pects, as well formed as the rest of her ape
cies. Site has, it is alleged, been enrelpp
ed in this thorny excrescence sinee her
birth. Her feet and hands, particularly
the former, are a hard as horn, with thick
masses of which they are, indeed, entirely
covered. Her arms present a most singu
lar appearance, the true skin being com
pletely hidden from view by an incrusta
tion of an uniform dark brown color, re
sembline the outer surface of a bead purse.
6 N. r. Sun.
KTi 'There should be caution used in
handling roses," as the lady remarked to
the gentleman who stuck a pin in hisfin
ger in assisting her to get out of her : yehin
cle. "So 1 perceive, ma am F a httlft