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Tarbordugh, Edgecombe County, wV. L SfittnxUty, Jithj 13, 1844.
YL XX JYb. 38.
The Tarbbrbtigli iVessf,
By George Howard, Jr.
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THE COON HUNT.
'Twas on a clear and cloudless night,
When moon and stars were shining bright.
That, on a limb, "the same old coon,
Was "humming to himself this tune;
Get 6ut the way, yon're all unlucky,
Clear the track for old KeHtuclcy,
Get out the way, you're all unlucky,
Clear the track for old'Kehtucky.
Scarce had he closed his churlish sbng.
When, wandering throo'gh'the woods along,
A hunter came from Tennessee,
And Polked the ebon dowo from the tree.
Go hemvai3 he, to old Kentucky,
And clear the track for bhe.more lucky;
Go home, go, home, to old 'Kentucky,
And clear the way Tor brie more lucky.
That same old coon was loth to
And in his eyes stood tears of wr;
But then it clearly was no joke, .
The WortiVbf that young hunter Polk.
Go home, said he, to old Kentucky,
And clear the way for 6he thofe lucky,
Go home, go home, to old Kentucky,
And clear -the way for one more lucky.
The coon he growled and ehpoV ttfs tail,
And started like a sulky snail, ,
But Hickdry Polked the beast along.
And cheered h'im up with this same song:
Get out the way, yOUre all'onlucVy,
Clear the track for old Kentucky,
Get out the way, you're all unlucky,
Clear the track for old Kentucky.
FrOrh the Cincinnati Enquirer.
OLD HICKORY HIMSELF.
. Here is a letter from the time-honored
chief of the Hermitage, which has patriot
ism and victory in every sentence. The
old Jackson men will feel their hearts thrill
in sympathy with the writer, and under
such auspices will do battle for the good
cause as manfully as in 1828:
Hermitage, Jutie 15, i 844.
Gentlemen: I have the honor to ack
nowledge the receipt of your Tetter oi" the
10th instant, inviting me to the mass mee
ting proposed at MurfreesboroUh on Wed
nesday next, for the purpose of confirming
the nominations recently made at Balti
more by the delegates of the democratic
party. . .
Although the state of my health will
not allow me to be one of your number on
that occasion, I eritei wiih all my heart,
into the objects of" the meeting.
Never, gentlemen had we more reason
to felicitate ourselves upon the auspicious
prospect which ribw sumniotis the' bid re
publicans to the fifeld. Instead of disorder
and confusion, produced by differences bf
opinion respecting the relative claims of
the distinguished individuals who were
balloted for at the convention, what do we
witness? Unanimity without a parallel.
Rising above all selfish feeling, those indi
viduals themselves nobly withdrew their
names from the list of candidates, and u'tii
ted in the nomination of Messrs. Polk and
Dallas, two gentlemen thoroughly known
to them, as having the highest qualifications
of character and talent, and possessing, in
an eminent degree, the confidence; bf their
A party that can give surih it practical
proof of its capacity to harmonise, and of
its ability, in the pursuit of principle, to
bury all differences about men, cannot fail
I agree with you, gentlemen, in charac
terizing, as you have done, the annexation
of Texas to our Union, and the occupation
of Oregon, as American questions, tfur
Union is not safe as long as .Great Britain
can be encouraged in her designs upon
these territories. Let us, therefore, rally
with patriotic and national Zeal under the
flags upheld by Polk and Dallas. If they
are successful, Texas and Oregon will be
ours; if they are defeated, British influ
ence, under the pretence of abolishing sla
very, will be interfering with our rights,
and it will never cease, as long as otfr glo
rious system of government rs a successful
proof that monarchy is not necessary to se
cure the happiness of man.
1 am, very respectfully.
To Messrs. W. G. Reeves, and others,
From the Detroit Free Press,
The following letter from Gen. Lewis
Can to the Michigan delegation to the de
mocratic national convention-, has been
handed to us for publication. The letter
does great credit to its distinguished au
thor, and will still more endear h'im to the
democracy of the Union. The harmony
and good feeling which now happily per
vade the democratic ranks, are owing, per
haps, more than to any other course of the
two most prominent competitors for the
presidential nomination Geh. Cass and
. . . Detroit, May 19, 1844.
Gentlemen: It is possible that my name,
among others, may come before the con
vention which is about to meet at Balti
more. am at a distance, and can do
nothing lt6 meet the contingencies which
Fiay arise during riVdiscussion. You will
todo me the justice, I amWre, to say that
I TtSive taken as little part in assihg'events
as it was possible for any mati, in my posi
tion, to lake. I have sat iitill, quietly
awaitirrg the'result, and determined to be
satisfied with'it, whatever that might be.
Though your first choice for President
has been directed to the eminent statesman
who has already so ably administered tlie
government, still it is possible that circum
stances affecting neither his services nor
Ins merits, may induce ydb to seek some
other candidate; and, "in that event, if
State pride 'should not sHipply my "other
deficiencies, and lead your attention rto
me, it may yet create some interest in my ;
posrtidfi, and a desire thatfI should dishon
or neither myself, our party, nor the State.!
I have thought, therefore, 1 might se far :
calculate upon ybur indulgence as to brief- i
ly fay before ydii m'y sentiments under ex
isting circumstance, ahd to ask. your aid
in carrying my intentions into erfcfect,
I never sought the presidency of the U
nited States. When in France, I declined
beinga candidate, in answer loan application
made to me by a respectable committee of
citizens of Philadelphia. When I return
ed, I found my name was before the coun
ts.. : .i . i "..' t!i . ll i
u y, aim uie matter seemeu to nave ucen
take n up by my friends, and to have pas
sed beyond my control. 1 often regretted
this; and frequently Vacillated, respecting
the course I ought to adopt, till time and
events took from me the power of decis
ion. 1 mention these impressions to show
you, that in reaching the conclusion at
which I have now arrived, and am about
to announce to you, I have made no sacri
fice of feeling, and shall experience no re-
P- , , , ,. . .. ., , .
We cannot shut our eyes to the fact that
dissensions exist in the ranks of our party
which threaten its defeat. Without form
ing any opinion respecting their origin and
progress, their existence is enough to ex
cite the solicitude of all who believe that
the prosperity of the country . is solely
connected with the success bf the demo
I hope arid trust that a wise spirit of con
ciliation will animate the Baltimore con
vention, and that its decision will restore
tb us harmony and confidence. But ,1 have
determined not to be in the way of this de
sirable result. And it is the purpose .of
this letter to announce to you this resolu
tion. Shoujd it be thought by the con
vention, with reasonable urianimity, that
the fiarty had better present my name to
Ihe country; I shall, submit, and prepare
myself for the contest. But if there is such
a division of opinion on the subject a$ tb
show that a hearty and united . exertion
would Hot lie made in mv favor, I beg you
tb withdraw mi' name withbut hesitation.
We shall need all our force in the coming
struggle. If that is etferteJ; we shall .suc
ceed; if not we sha If fail. I will neither
put to hazard the democratic party, nor
have any agency in bringing the election
into the House of Representative one of
the trials to be most deprecated under our
These, gentlemen, are my views; and
if necessary, I beg you tb announce them,
arid to declare me not a candidate, in case
there is not reasonable hope that the party
will unite in my favor. I do not doubt,
that in such an event, my friends will aban
don all personal predilection arid prove
their devotion to principle by a zealous
support of the nominee of the convention.
With great regard, 1 am, gentlemen,
your obedient fervent," ...
To the delegates from the State bf Michi
gan, in the Baltimore convention.
COL. POLK'S ACCEPTANCE OF
Columbia, Tenn , June 12, 1844.
Gentlemen: I have had the honor to re'
ceive your letter of the 29th"ult.y inform
mg me that the democratic national con
tention, then assembled at Baltimore, had
designated me to he the candidate for the
democratic party for President of the Uni
ted States, and that ! had been unanimous
I Iv nominated for that office,
I " It has been well observed thai the office
of President of the United States should
neither be sought nor declined. 1 have
never sought it, nor shall I ftel at liberty
to decline it, if conferred upon me by the
voluntary suffrages of my fellow cftizen.
in accepting the nomination, 1 am deeply
impressed with the distinguished honor
which has been cahferred upon me by re
publican friends, and am duly sensible of
the great ahd mighty responsibilities which
must ever devolve on any citizen who, may
be caljed to fill the high station of IVesi
deiit of the TJ. State's. .
I deem the present to be a proper occa
sion to declare, that if the nomination made
by the convention shall be confirmed by
the people, ahd result in my 'election, I
shall enter upon'the discharge of the high
and solemn duties of the office with the
settled purpose of hot being a "candidate
for re-election. In the event of my elec
tion it shall be my constant aim, by a strict
adherence to old republican landmarks, to
maintain and preserve the public prosperi
ty, and at the end of four yeats 1 afn resol-
yed to retire to private life. In assuming
mis position i leel that l not only impose
on myself a salutary restraint, but that I
take the most effective ineans in my power
of enabling the democratic party to make a
free selection of a successor who may be
best calculated to give eftect . to their will,
and guard all the interest bf our beloved
With great respect, I have the honor to
he, your obedient servant,
, . j( JAMES K. POL&.
To Messrs. Henry Hubbard, &c.
.. IVIR. !P0Lt . I
The Petersburg Republican says: We
quote from the. Democratic Review a
sketch of Mr. Polk's life up to 1836. The
Baltimore Republican says:
"Since Mr. Polk left Congress, his his
tory is well known. His election as Gov
ernor of Tennessee, against an opponent to
which no ordinary man could have suc
ceeded, shows the strong hold he has up
on the people of that Slate. It is true,
that 'in 1S41 and 1843, he was defeated; hut
in the first, Jones, his competitor, obtained
a majority of only 3,224, when Harrison
had 12,102; and in 1843 Polk received
about 4,000 votes more than in 1841. In
the coming contest Clay cannot hope to
come off with the palm of victory in Ten
nessee. That State will do justice to one
who has served her so faithfully, and twho
is so deserving of her sincerest devotion.
She cannot she will hot give the votes .ol
her sons to him who, through one bf the
most nefarious schemes of "bargain and
corruption'," defrauded Andrew Jackson of
the Presidency ; in behalf of one who nev
er, at any time, had a feeling in common
with Tennessee or any southern or south
From the Raleigh Standard.
Unfortunate Occurrence. We learn
from a friend that an unfortunate occur
rence took place on Wednesday last at
r ranKiinion in mis oiate wr.icn resuuea
in tlie death of Mi Samuel JoVner, by a
wound inflicted on his head by Mr. Sam
uel Thomas. ' We make ho statement bf
the particulars, as the matter will be judi
cially investigated. On the same day, as
will be seen under bur obituary head, a
brother bf Mr. Joyner alSo died.
, . , ( .. . (
(QA rhot clestHaciive storm of hail
arid rain passed over a strip of cotintry
northward of treerisbord', last Monday
evening, just at dark. It passed In M direc
tion from northwest to southeast. VVe
Have heard bf its progress from a poini as
high up as Belew's Creek, in Stokes court
ly, and down to the astern section of Guil
ford; leaving a track bf desblatjoH from a
mile and a half to two miles wide in its en
tire course. Thousands of window lights
were broken out, the tender vegetation of
the farmers7 fields beated to pieces, and par
tridges, fablts and pigs killed by the hall.
Fields of luxuriant wheat, nearly ready for
the harvest, 'vere laid cbriipletely desolate;
and the soil in defending situations, was in
many is'ance washed off, down to the solid
clav. Drifts of hailstones were to be found
in the gutters and orr the north side of
logs, &c, two or inrce nays alter tne
storm; and for the same space of time the
weather here was so cool as to, render fires
almost necessary to comfort. Green?. Pal,
MoWcidtin Prince Ge6rgelVd.)e
regret io learn that a respectable citizen of
Prince George, by. the name of Matthews,
was shot deau on Wednesday last by a man
fyy the name of Brown. We have not
heard the circumstances of the melancholy
afiair. Brown was, we learn, the brother-
in-law of Matthews. Petersburg Intel,
, (yThe President of the United States
was married io the city of New York on the
86th af uner to Miss Julia GardneT,
daughter of the Col.. Gardner who was kil
led by the explosion of the gun . on board
Steamer. Princeton. The marriage cere
mony was performed in the Ascension, by
Mr. Tyler is 55 and his lady about 21
The papers have been very witty on the
subject of lNIr. 1 yler s marriage; calling it
immediate annexation" without the con
sent, of the Senate. &c.
We 'extract the following account of the
fortunate lady, from the New York True
1 The recent marriage of the President of
the United States to a young and beautiful
lady of this city, has very naturally awa
kened the curiosity of the public in relation
to 'the affair. .
Mrs. Tyler did not bid fair in early life
to become.the Very beautiful, woman she
fs how. But the pure air of East Hamp
ton, sea bathing, and exercise on horse
back, conduced to that perfection of
health and person for which Mie is so re
markable. She visited Europe some years since,
and was everywhere noticed and admired
as the beautiful American. Her choice,
amid the many opportunities she has
doubtless had, has met the approbation of
herYriends, and we have no doubt the
White rWme will, under her direction,
be the scene of a joyous aficl elegtht hospi
tality. Th'c bride is very beautiful and elegantly
formed. She was robed simply in white,
with a gaue veil depending from a circlet
bf white flowers wreathed in her hair.
The bride was given away by her brother.
The wedding party consisted of a brothei
and sister of thehude, John Tyfer, Jr. and
lady, two Misses Wickli'ffe, daughters of
the Postmaster General, Mr. Postmastei
Graham, and one or two others.
At the conclusion of the cerembnies, the
parties departed for. the residence of the
bride in La layette Place.
From the Globe.
, PHILADELPHIA RIOTS.
For three or four days past thrre have
been symptoms that the late riots would be
renewed'; and yesterday morning not
commenced and continued throughout the
day in which fourteen persons, it is said,
were killed and Wounded. We Team that
no church was burnt during the day; But
that the doors of one had been broken
down. . . :
.,This morning, at 2 o'clock, H. C.
Mever. bf Philadelphia, left as an express
to the President fbr the troops of the
i-T i r- : - V-v L ? "I L"' . I
unuea otates. un ni3 arrival nere, me
President called a cabinet council, which
is now (3 o'clock, p. m.) in session.
The telegraph here has just, brought
news from Baltimore, that. Philadelphia
was, at 7 o'clock this morning, when the
passengers left there, in possession of ihe
mob; ahdthat 40 or 50 persons had been
FOit THE TARBORO PRESS.
t Air. feditor: I see that the Vhig Sen
ate of the United Slates lias laid upon the
table, the bill which the lower house had
passed to prevent fraud bn the ballot box
and to put an ehd tb pipe laying in the
coming contest. The purport of the bill
was that the election for President should
take place ih the . several States on the
same day. This bill should have passed.
It proposed nothing but honesty anil would
have prevented fraud in the coming elec
tion1. BUl the Whig. Senate knew that
they they could not succeed in electing
H. Clay without perpetrating the same
frauds in 1S44 as they did in 1840 which
last were proved beyond question It re
quires not the eye ot an eagle to see what
they intend In the coming electlonf .VVe
may look out for all sorts of humbugs ahd
hvubciitical professions as in 184.
Look at H. Clay's coufee oh the Tariff
question. At the South he is opposed to a
Tariff for protection. At the North he is
in favor of a Protective Tariff and they
have hoisted their flag with this inscription
"Henry Clay ahd the -TarihV In 1811
he was against a Bank and his principal
objection wai its unconstitutionality now
fie is In favor of such an institution with a
capital of 50 millions of Dollars and says it
is constitutional In 1840 he was for
maintaining he Compromise act of '33" and
as soon as his party came into pbwer he
Was the first to violate it and raise so much
discontent from one end of the union to
the other. He professed to be opposed to
repudiation and denounced those States,' as
repudiators which refused to receive their
pro rata share of the surplus revenue from
the Treasury of the united states, and yet
he, in the whig reign of humbug support
ed the notorious bankrupt law which made
null and void just debts between debtor
and creditor. Here he stands the father of
When we trace his course we find him
for and against almost every measure of
importance. In '25 he was. for the annex
ation of Texas to the, U. States by treaty
I with Mexico at a time too when Mexico
stood in relation to Spain as does Texas to
Mexico at this time. The Independrnc0
of Mexico was not acknowledged by Spain
in '25 nor is the Independence of Text
acknowledged by Mexico now; yet, it wa
right and constitutional and no just cause
of war with Spain then to receive Texaf. .
Now it is wrong, unconstitutional and ai
just cause of war with Mexico to receive
I exas isuch a cause reminds ui oF what
Jno. Randolph once said of Clay 'he
stinks while he shines, and shines while h
O! you old coon we now hare you treed,
democracy will Po(L)Kiyoo until our nation!
In addition to the humbuggery and hyp
ocritical promises such as Two dollar
a day and roast beef" for the laborer high
prices for the farmer's produce prosper
ous times Economy and retrenchment, in
the expenditures of the . Government &c .;
&c. Vou coons promised all this and
more. You promised to administer tho
Government with 15 millions dollars per
year. (Vou said Van Buren's administra
tion was too extravagant.) We, confiding
in your promises, placed you In pbwer; but
you have not fulfilled a promise, instead ,
bf retrenchment you have run the - nation
in aeoi upwaras oi millions oi aonars
in two years, all this too in time of peace.
Instead of relieving our burdens, you hare,
added tax to tax. I nstead of prosperous'timet
you have bankrupted the Treasury and dis-.
credited the nation at home and 'abroad.
Vou wh'i8 with such treachery hare become
maim,. . , .. -
Democracy ' "Youifg Hickory" trill add. to
your pain. V j
Before H. flay came out with his Utter
opposed to the annexation of Texas to tfie
Union, both whigs and Democrats were for
it. Now the time has-ebme when it i'e
mains to be seen who is on the side of our
country, the constitution and libertyv'or
on the side of England and aristocracy.
If the whig principles are not embodied in
Henry Clay and are hot Cray altogether
they will rally around Polk the younfc
Hickory the Constitution, Texas. .iuu"
liberty and put down the Federal British
coons for a century to come.
Ve coons of North Carolina, altW we haVa
you treed, . , ,. ...
We intend to Hoke and Poke you until tne
state is freed ,
A VOTER (from Cbneto.)
. " -From
the Washingtd'h Republican.
bROWNlNb MEN , CATCH jA
The last resort of tVhigg'ery.
SToli'ce was given here last week tnit
General Saii nders would address the, citi
zens of Beaufort county, at. the Courk
House in this town, cn . Thursday, . the
27th of June. The Democrats put them;
selves to some trouble, it it true, to make
known his appointment. Gen. Saunders
did not come, for reasons which would
be satisfactory to any one. who woulti
throw aside his prejudices. But ho, these
the Whig! will not cast aside.. They nev
er will look upon things as they Qr'e. it
a garbled statement can be made, if a false
hood can be started which will benefit tho
Whig party, why that a all they care fori
(There are exceptions of course to this.
as all other rules.) We Speak though of
the majority of that party. 4
But the Whigs hereabouts ever ready as
they are tb catch at any thinj ahd by so
doing, to deceive those whom they itjjrlei
the "common People" set tip the cry that
Gen. Saunders Was afraid to meet Mir.
Stanly. I'Gen. Saunders afraid, to in.eei
Mr. Stanly ih debate! Is it possible. Wei
put the cjuestioh to intelligent Whigs: do
you, ad ititelligent men, believe that Gefu
Saunders is afraid to meet 11. Stanly iri
debate oh the political questions which
ndw akltate the country? Cati ah int'etli
gent, can a sensible than, .be found wHd
Will make the assertion? If so, we would
like to know his name, m order that it mayr
be put in the Republican of next week; ia
Gen. Saunders afraid to meet Mr; Sbh
ly ! Judge Saunders a man who' his hot
only contended in deh'ate whh' the ihdt
talented men at the Bar in North fcarolU
na", whb has not only acted ih the' capacity
of Attorney General J tfcfge of the Supe
rior Court but a m'a'rt who h'a$ 6onfronted
the ablest men of the cbuntfy n the floor
of Congress. He affaM tel mefet Mr. Stan
ly! Why the very ?deil will cause Mr,
Stanly to laugh. VVe dd hot believe that
Mr. Stanly t hi riks' as home of hia friend
do. No.. We, notwithstanding our, hos.
lility to Mr. Stanly as a politician, no one
can accuse us of hostility to him otherwise
As a man & private citizen, we admire
him; But, But, But, as a politician,
we think as we always, thought, that ;he
has no charity for those' who differ, with
him. We, however, know Mr. Stsnly to
be a man of too much good sense, (leaving
out his political heresies,) lo ay, nay, even
to imagine that Romulus M. Saunders
the "Goliah of Democracy in North Caro
Una," was afraid to meet him in Washing
ton. No, we think we hare a beUcri
opinion of the gentleman 1