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Tarborough, Edgecombe County, J L Saturday, February 21, 1 S14.
The Tarborotigh Tress,
Br George Howard. Jr.
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FOR THE TARBottO PRESS.
ADVICE TO THE FAIR.
Tis not the ruby lip, and sparkling eye,
"Can raise a passion that shall never die;
.Beauty, the brighesl, is the frailest flower.
To what amounts its weak, tho' boasted power?
'Perhaps some giddy, thoughtless youth to warm,
While bloom the graces of the lovely fMi:
But ah! how short the pride of beauty lasts.
Which ends with youth, and pain or sickness
Be then advised, ye yoong and fair,
And let sublimer charms engage your care;
"With every grace of mind attempt to shine
With virtue, sens?; with beauty, sweetness join.
With these adornM, when beauty is no more.
You still to charm shall have the pleasing power;
And not a smile shall be bestowed in vain.
But lasting as your worth, shall be your reign.
Our girls they are pretty,
And gentle and witty.
As any the world ever knew;
Talk not about Spanish,
Circassian or Danish,
Of Greeks neath their summer skies blue?
But give me our lasses.
As fresh as the grass is
When sprinkled with roses and dew!
Each lip's like a blossom,
Each fair swelling bosom
As white as the high drifted snow,
With eyes softly flashing.
Like spring bubbles dashing
O'er hill rocks to valleys below;
All smiling with beauty.
All doing their duty.
Where shall we for lovelier got
O ours are the fairest,
The sweetest, the rarest,
The purest, the fondest I see;
Their hearts are the truest,
Their eyes are the bluest,
Their spirit so noble and free;
O give me no other.
True love, sister, mother.
Oar own are the chosen for me!
From the Raleigh Standird.
Th nrespnt T.iriff '. We devote
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great Speech of Mr. McDufiie against the
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larc puiuuu vii unr )ici mis i u mcj
present uuiuiia laim iavv, tnn vc tjv.-ict
for that speech an attentive and serious per
usal. Let it be read and laid aside, and
read agin and again, for it fact- are striet
ly true, and its arguments of the soundest
and most unanswerable character,
i The present revenue system as the
Federalists term it is the most corrupt
and oppressive sjstem that ever bore with
Its ponderous proportions upon the people
of this country. On carpeting the per
centage ranges from 31 to 103! Cheap
: t r tmi nn;i:ril !
carpel;ng is an article ol almost universal,
necessity; the poor mechanic wants it on
the floor of his little cottage; the neat coun
try house-wife wants it on her parlor floor;
and all business men of ordinary fortunes,
desire to clothe their rooms in such a way
as to make them warm and comfortable
In the winter Season. But what says the
' Federal Whig Tariff! On Jlne carpeting,
such as the rich use, the rich shall pay on
ly 31 per cent, but on common carpet
ing, such as the poor man uses.
the poor man shall pay 10 per
cent! This is the answer. Look also at
Flannels. The fine article is taxed 40 per
cent., whilst the coarser and more common
pays a duty of 100! Printed cottons
calicoes, used as Mr. McDuffiesays, by all
American females who are not too proud
to wear them are taxed from 45 to 162
percent! Nor is thn the fiftieth part.
This odious Whig law enters into the din
V ner-pot of the farmer, by taxing his salt,
not five, nor ten, but one hundred pr
cent. It goes into his smoke house, and
taxes his meat, for his meat must have salt
in it; it follows him to his stables, and he
feels it when he gives, in the winter sea
son, a handfull of the article to his poor
and shivering cattle; like the frogs in
Egypt, it goes up, and enters into his
tray, for he must put salt in his bread, and
day by day, and hour by hour, it sits over
him, his lord and his master, and takes its
portion of almost every thing but the air
he breathes. It taxes his sugar. If he
puts this article in his coffee and perhaps
a cup of coffee, and a good conscience, are
bll an unjust Government has left him he
r trhjstpay an hundred percent, for it; if he
j v;ggM make a p.uud-cakQ at Christmas,
or on the birthday of his children, he
may, 'but the tax must be paid.' It taxe
his iron. One hundred per cent, is on his
plough, his hoe, his mattock, and his saw!
He may plough, but the t.ix is there, and
will not off at his bidding It follows him
to his field it Clings to the Very hoofs of
his horses it rattles in the chains of
his wiggon it haunts him at the fire
side, for his shovel and tongs rrnht be of
iron and it triumps over him, finally, in
the very nails of his coffin!
This farmers of North Carolina this
is what Mr Clay and the Federal Whigs
have done for you. You pay high prices
for your iron, your sugar, your salt, your
calicoe, your carpeting, your tools, and
the like; but do you, in return, get high
prices for what you make? No. And
why? The markets of the world h ve
b-en closed agunsi you by this same tariff;
and while the manufacturers of the North
are realizing 30 to 10 per cent, upon their
capital, your produce, your cotton, your to
haoco, and your wheat are rotting in your
barns! Are you inclined to endure this
any longer? If so. remain where you are.
md still vote with the Feder alists Hut il
-you wish to have better time if vou wish
to provide for yourselves and your chil
dren - you wish to save the country be
be independent, let party shackbsi
bind you no longer, but come over to our
side, and help us beat down this ruinous
and oppressive system.
We have every confidence in the demo
cratic portion of the present Congr-ss, and
we look, with considerable anxiety, for the
Ueport of the Committee of Ways and
Means. We believe the democra's of the
North will prove true, as they have here
tofore done, lo the interests of the country;
but it may be difficult, with the present
Senate and Executive, to do all the South
desires should be done. In the mean time
we ay to our friends, be firm, be united,
be faithful to the great doctrines of Free
I Vane, and our final triumph is certain.
The barriers heretofore presented by an
cient usages and ancient institutions are
giving way; Free Trade as contradistin
guished fiom Piotection, already waves its
banner over the commercial metropolis of
the world; and the period is rapidly ap
proaching when the ruinous doctrine ol
Protection shall be scouted from the stat
ute book of the Uepublic.
From the Raleigh Independent
The Franking Privilege. From the
statement forwarded to the Senate, by the
Polsmaster General, Jt appears, that du
ring three Weeks of a session of Congress,
in wnich an accuiate account was taken,
there were mailed at Washington, 406,3-15
franked lett rs, anil 4.31-1,94:$ franked doc
uments; weighing 359,579 pounds, upwai ds
ol 170 ton
I'his is one ol tlv; many abu
j under which the people suffer; lor .hey
have to pay sever il millions ol dollars to
secure this privilege to the favored citizens,
besides a heavy postage on their own busi
ness matter, which might otherwise be re
duced. We hope our public men will have
the magnanimity and justice to abolish this
expensive monopoly. It would not be
amiss for them to lake an example from
British Legislators. The memhets of Par
liament have entirely relinquished their
franking privilege; and duiing the past
year, letters lor one penny and newspapers
lce, through England, Scotland and he-
land, have rleared all the exnenses ol the
land, have rleared all the expanses of the
I ot office Department, and left a surplus
ol three millions of dollars. Il is said that
tne uritisn intend to estaoiisn tnetr cnep
system throughout fCanada and even the
autocrat of Uussia has signified his intention
of establishing a very cheap rate of postage
throughout his vast empire. In Ue-
pubiican America, alone, it would seem,
is the spectacle of a scandalous monopoly
to be exhibited, productive of a most oner
ous tax, for fear thai government should be
obliged to pay a few thousand dollars for
the diffusion ol light, and love, and know
edge, and politicians be prevented from a
free system of electioneering through the
Street Fight. A fracas occured on yes
terday near the railroad depot, in which a
Mr. Fowler, reporter for the Globe, and a
.Mr. Mart, a correspondent ot me iew
York Evening Post; with some one or two
others, whose names we could not hear,
participated. Knives were drawn and
used too, as it would seem from the appear
ance of ihe combatant? alter the affray; but
nothing serious resulted from it. We have
not learned whether the police have dis
charged their duty in the arrest of these
disturbers of the public peace.
Another Bank. The Legislature has
established the Bank of East Tennessee,
with a capital of 55 1 000,000, to be located
at Knoxville, with power to establish a
branch at Jonesborough. Their circula
tio.i is limited to twice the capital stock
SHOUT PATENT SEUMON.
Text. Take your time, Miss Lucy.
My young fellow mortals the path of
existence is rather a rough one; and it must
n't be run over in a hurry. Take your
lime pick your way, and kcp your eyes
open, and you will arrive at the end of your
j mrney, without getting sore-footed. & per
fectly satisfied with whatever acids may
have been mingled with the saccharine jui
ces of life. Don't be too eager to get rich.
Pake your time for that and above all,
take your pick out of those lovely candi
dates for matrimony, which adorn the fair
dominion of maidenhood. The girls ate
beautiful bloss ms that bud and bloom
spontaneously, as it were, along the lone
ly w alks of celibacy. Grasp them not too
hastily, lest you be pierced with thorns
and remember too, that the fairest and
sweetest flowers the soonest lose their
beauty and fragrance. Therefore, take
your time; and look for feminine posies,
from which you may extract the essence of
admiration, even when they become with
ered in autumn, and their gay corolla of
outward attraction shall have fallen faded
to the earth. If you can't do this kiss
where you Can, anil charge me with the
My young beloved sisters in sin 1
know you all have an itching desire to get
married; and I fain would see you happy
in tjje s acred bands of Hymen ami your
hearts go-landed with the never-fading
wreath of love. Bur just wait your time,
my dears, or your prospects of matrimony
will be as slim as a crop of corn in a cow
pasture. If you flirt with fools flutter
round fops and follow the gentlemen in
stead of Wailing for the gentlemen to follow
you you will probably soon be compelled
to lake your own time; & perchance, be left
to decay, wither, and dry up in the cold,
uncongenial atmosphere ol neglect Act
with becoming modesty sit still upon ihe
blooming banks of Love's limpid waters,
as you throw out your enticing flies for us
fi-h to bite at don't run up and down the
stream in search of suckers that merely
smell of the bait but never hitch on, but
keep quiet, wait with patience, and you at
least will get a cat-fish for your pains. But
you, ye frailer sisters of iniquity who
have no virtue to protect, no characters to
lose, nor hopes to be blasted I suppose
you are bound to take your time instead
of taking my advice. Poor unfortunates!
Go it with a gallop down the dark aven
ues of error, that lead straight down to
perdition! I have not the moral power to
resttain you; and yet if I could only get
hold of your petticoats as you approach the
preoipi.e, I'd hang on till I heard some
thing snap besides a corset string.
My hearers whatever you do let it be
done with an honesty of purpose a wil
lingness of disposition a cheerfulness of
he.rt and always to the tune of Take
your lime, Miss Lucy.". So rnnte it be.
Economy. It is said that a lady re
moving from Philadelphia to Illinois, saved
the transportation of ajealher bed by using
it as a bustle.
Tae IVuy to Make a Doctor. A doc
tor in Ohio writes to his father thus:
Dear Daddy I concluded to calculate
Idecome down and git grinded into a doc
tor. 1 hardly don't think I was in more
than eight hours afore out I come as slick
as ever was seen.
Hale columby happy land,
If I aint a Doctor I'll be hangM !
I pukes, I purges, and I sweats 'em,
And if they di, wy then 1 let's 'em.
"I gits plenty of custom, because they
dize easy. When you nte don't forget lo
put Doctor afore my name."
couple of Rogues. The Knoxville
(Tenn ,) Post, of the 21st ult says that j
lew months back, an Abolitionist of Cincin
nati, enticed a slave from his master in
Kentucky took him to his home fur
nished him with a wagon and horses, and
started him to pedling apples about the ci
ty. The negro finding out, after a while,
that in exchanging masters he had made
a bad trade, concluded to return back
to his rightful owner; and, by way of
compensating him for his loss of ser
vice, took the wagon and horses with
him, & the money for his last load of apples
leaving his Abolition friend minus the
horses and wagon, &c. Of course he will
not apply for his property." It is hard
lo say which had the least regard for the
rights of property, the abolitionist or the
negro, the latter of whom is, to say the
least, a scoundrel of the first water, in what
ever light the conduct the former may bi
Another Defalcation. Mr. Kissam.
the third teller of the Merchant's Bank,
in New York, considering himself on his
5 death bed, on Monday of last week, dis
closed to the Cashier that he had defrauded
the institution of twenty thousand dollars.
An examination of the books of the ban
proved the statement to be correct, exactly j
that amount having been abstracted. Iti
appears that the defalcation occurred in
1S3G, and during all the intervening time(
Kissam ingeniously managed to conceal his
guilt; but tiiw, being loo unwell to attend j
to periodical settlements of accounts in ihej
institution, he made a virtue of nece-sity, j
and disclosed his crime. He has been in ;
the employ of the bank for a long term of
The American says that this defalcation
oceurred in 18:36, and has b en kept un
discovc ed ever since. K sam was al
ways (sick as he was) at his post on the
last day of the month" when bis accounts
were to he proved and made up, and had
succeeded every month for nine years in
concealing his defalcation. It was done in
this way: The cashier would kind him
letters containing remittances to the arr.nunt
of thirty, fort v, or fifty thousand dollars.
fr account of s me of th 'ir corresponding
banks These, Kissam. instead of enter
irii them to the credit of the bank that day.
('he last of the month,) would keep, as is
often done, until the next morning, making
his own cash good out of these, remittan
ce". The next morning, after his account
were proved, tic would make the correct
entry, and his ca-h would be .-hurt again
till the next fettling d;y. In this way he
manage I to conced the matter; but this
time he was s sick the physician would
not let him come eff his bed, and so he
made a virtue of necessity, ami disclosed
the whole thing. He has been in the
bank for fifteen or eighteen years, wa
married, and has a large, family. Wha'
he has done with the money is not known
Distressing Casualty On Saturday
night last, seven negroes crowded themsel
ves into a canoe to cross the Cape Fear a
few miles below this town, but before they
reached the opposite bank the canoe sunk
and five out of the seven' were drowned,
viz: two men belonging to Joanthan E
vans, Esq., two belonging to Mrs. Kelly,
and a girl belonging to Mr. Kirkpatrick.
Fire. About daylight on Fiiday morn
incr last, fire bioke out from ihe roof of the
Steam Rice Mill at the lower end of the
town, owned by Capt. Samuel Potter and
Mr. J. A. Wade. 1 he main building wa
entirely destroyed, together with several
thousand bushels rcrugr rice. Uy the ex
traordinarv exertions of the firemen, a shed
building, attached to the main one, was sa
ved from being burnt a feat worthy of
special notice, as showing the present efli
c encv of our fire department. The loss to
die owneis of the mill is probably five or
six thousand dollars exclusive of three
thousand insurance. Some planters who
had lice waiting iis turn to be cleaned, lose
several hundred dollars each.
From the Greensboro Patriot, Feb. 10
A Homicide Hamilton J. Jmsk was
brought by the Sh r.ff of Stokes county,
last Monday, before his Honor, Judge
Dick, in this place, on a writAof habeas
corpus. Having been arrested for the kil
ling of a man named Moore, in the county
of Siokes, an examination was had in refer
ence lo his application for bail. It appear
ed that Sisk and three other persons were
at Moore's place, some of them on business,
where a bottle of liquor was produced and
all took a dram. Moore had a pen and ink
entering a ciedit on a note; stepped out;
came presently, and inquired for his ink
stand; said some of the company had "ta
ken' or "stolen" his inkstand, and said he
was not to be fooled in that way; cleared
all the company of taking the inkstand ex
cept Sisk. The company went out ol
doois, when Moore several times dared
Sisk to fight, cursed him, and walked
round his person touching him with his el
bow. Sisk at length told him he would
knock him down if he attempted to rub
round him again; Moore started towards
him in a brisK walk, apparently for that
purpose, when Sisk struck him on the head
with a stone weighing two pounds, which
knocked him down ami caused his death
the following day. This took place on
Tuesday, Jan. 30.
Sisk was admitted to bail in the sum of
S2ii00 his securities to be bound in like
Is it probable that most of the ill feeling
and misunderstanding that resulted in this
fatal occurrence, was caused by the ink
stand, or by the bottle?
Great Smuggling operations in New
York. 700 worth of West of England
iroadcloths, brought over by the ship Ox
ord, have been seized by custonhouse offi
ers in New York. I he Aurora says
'As yet no admission has been made of
iny goods smuggled, beyond the exact
quantity detected, which is forly-five ca
ses. The great question arises whether the
ship has subjected herself by the act to con
fiscation. Upon that point nothing can be
speeulated upon with any certainty until
the innocence of the captain and owners is
fully tested. The Oxford was built in this
city, about nine years since, at a cost of
Vc learn from the same paper that, on
Monday morning, the ship Montezuma,
belonging to the same line of packets, arri
ved at that port from Liverpool. Capt.
M ushall and others of the principal own
ers immediately boarded her, and commu
nicated to her officers all that had transpi
re I in relation to the Oxford, and demanded
of them, if any goods were on board with
the intention of being smuggled, to confess
all and give them ap. The mate then ac
knowledged that they had such goods on
board, which are now subject to the orders
of the collector.
Raid Robbery. The bank book of
Messrs Taylor & Hadden, while lying on
t he counter of the Mechanics' and Traders'
Hank, at New Orleans, on Ihe 25th ult.
was robbed of hank bills to the amount of
$844, and this too in broad day light while
the officers of the bank were at their re-
Another death from dissecting a
corpse. Dr. Theodore Johns, of. Morris
town, New Jersey, son of Dr. John B.
lohns, while engaged in a post mortem ex
amination on Thursday of last week, prick
ed his finger, and a portion of the blood of
the corpse was sprinkled upon it. Aware
of his danger. Dr. J. used precautions to
prevent the spread of the poison, but with
out effect; for the next day the swelling
extended from the finger through the arm
fever and delirium set in, and he expired
on Wednesday morning at the early age of
fjpA horrid tragedy occurred at Sand
town, in the upper part of Burlington,
county, N. J., Sunday evening last. A.
young man by the name of Andrew Jarvis
cut the throat of his brother Napoleon,
while sleeping, so badly that he was not
expected to survive. No cause is assigned
for the dreadful act . - . s
A Marvelous Story The Boston Mail
gives the particulars of a reported occur
rence near Concord, New Hampshire.
The narrative is of the most startling char
acter. A drover named Pierce was return
ing through Concord, to his home in com
pany with another drover. Both of them
had been to Brighton market with cattle.
At Concord they separated, as Pierce had
husiness a few mile out of the wayj but
they agreed to meet at a place specified be-,
vond Concord, and pursue their journey
together. On arriving athe place designa
ted. Pierce was surprised to find his friend
was not there; and certain appearances in
duced suspicions in his mind that all was :
not right On retiring to rest at flight, be
called his targe dog to go with him, but the
landlord objected: Pierce insisted, and
soon after locking the door to his room,
the dog made some strange movementabout
the fueboard to ihe large fire-place in his
room. On removing the board, Pierce,
found his companion behind it, dead! He,
however, fixed his pistols and went to bed.
In the dead of the night he heard some ?
one trying to enter his door. He called
out, and the landlord demanded admit-;
lance. This being refused, the door was
forced open, and the landlord entered with-,
a gun in his hand, followed by two other
men having large knives; the dog seized','
the landlord by the throat, and completely',
ihroded him. Pierce fired his pistols at
the other two, and killed them on the spot! :
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Singular Experiment. the folio wing
experiment in England by A. Palmer, is
related in the London limes. In a coun
try where it i necessary to economize f
grain, it will be found of no small impor- '
lance. July, 1843, Mr. Palmer put one
grain of wheat in a common garden plot. ,
August, he divided it into four plants,
which in three weeks were igain divided
into twelve; which in September were di-
vided into thirty-two; which in November
were again divided into fifty, and set in
open ground. July, IS43, twelve failing,
but the remaining thiny eighl were heal
thy. They were cut down Aug. 19th, and ",
counted 1,972 stems, with an average, of
50 grains to the stem, affording a, yield o
(JJThis is Leap Year and of course.the t
girls have a prescriptive right to do all the t
courting. Young men are to s'ay at home,.
practice all the pretty ways" they.cant
and provide themselves with fans, learn to ,
blush, (the graceless rogues; we fear this
will be the hardest task) and make as much
bustle as possible whenever they expect a
visit. If the girls don't thin off the num- .
berof old bachelors this year, it is entirQ :
ly thejr ovvu fault,