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FOR THE FREE TRESS.
The feasting of the eyes upon living
Methinks 'tis not amiss to say,
That on a mild November day,
A monstrous host of monkies came
To town, with bears and babboons tame;
Lions, tigers, camels, cats,
I saw no ferrets, mice nor rats;
But almost every "varmont" came,
That has a queer and curious name.
Six wagons full of no small size,
Was spread before our hungry eyes;
And strange to tell, at one day's close,
.Not e'en was seen a babboon's nose.
"Ah! well pray, Sir, tell us what did go
With all these varmonts' let us know."
XVhy, our eyes 'tis passing strange to say,
Devour'd 'em all in one short day;
Or else like boiling water they,
To vapor chang'd and vapor'd away;
For certain it is upon that ground,
No trace of babboons can be found,
. Nor no other sort o' varmont.
The ground on which the babboons, Sec.
'FHE Trustees of the Tarbcrough A-
cademy arc desirous of employing a
Teacher in this Seminary for the ensu
ing year, to commence on the first Mon
day in January next. A gentleman well
qualified for that purpose, would meet
with encouragement. A graduate of the
University of this btate would be pre
By order of the Board,
ROBT. JOYNER, Sec'y.
Tarboro', Oct. 31, 1S2S. 11
Mrs. D. Womble,
HAS just received and is now open
ins; her fall supply, comprising ati
extensive assortment of
! 'PHE FUNERAL RITES of Bro-
R ther Jacoij G. Fort, will be solem
nized according to the ancient usages of
.Masonry, at the residence of Mrs. Eliz
abeth Cotten, on the 2d Sunday, (being
the 9th) of November next. The Rev.
Joshua Lawrence will preach the funeral
sermon. The Fraternity are respectful-
Lfidifs'1 Fancy Goods,
Direct from the City of New- York. , ly invited to attend hut the members
Among which are j of Mount Moriuh Lodge, No. 93, are
Pattern silk, satin, and velvet Bonnets, of the' particularly requested to meet at an
latest .New-York, fashions, j early Jiour.
- JOHN P. STE WAR 7 Sec'y.
Oct. 16, 1S2S. 10-3
Leghorn Flats, different numbers,
Straw Bonnets, in great variety,
Superb head dresses,
Plain and figured Silks and Satins, Gros de
Naples, &c. assorted colors,
Bunches anil wreaths of artificial Flowers, a
Black and white Ostrich feathers,
Lutestring and satin Ribbons,
Thule, bobbinett and blown Lace,
A superb assortment of Curls,
Black, white, and patent Crape,
Pink and white Liece, black Mode,
Gimps, fancy and silk, cord, i?cc. cc.
Halifax, Oct. 31, 1828.
i Ja. . liar I m u s,
TNFORMS the public, that he has just
received from Philad Johia, a fresh
'supply of LEATHER, of the best qua
;!ity for manufacturing
Hoots anil hoc$ :
And a great variety of materials, cm-
F1 o T o n bracing every thing in his line of busi-
11. & DiUin X CO. -ss. ALSO, some black and colored
,.... , , V ,i- Prunella, for Ladies' shoe, which he is
iNr-.mw meir menus am. mepuouc, npf.n,rpfi lo m,f:irfMrp hnnW.ata
i i - " - - -
-" tint 'hev have received their FALL um noi;rf
SUPPLY OF GOODS, which con.pri- Tarhoro7'
ses a handsome and very extensive as
sortment of nearly every article, new,
fashionable, or desirable in the
Oct. 31, 1S2S. 11-3
rii mods nine.
A very large supply of
Of all descriptions,
SENSIBLY grateful for the very libe-
ral encouragement heretofore mani
fesletl by the citizens of this and the ad-
UardlVare, H its Of evevij fliati-jjacent counties, have the pleasure to an
ty. China, Glaus and Earthen
ware, Saddlery, Hoots and
Shoes, and an assortment of
Together with an assortment of Sole,
Upper, Harness, Skirting and Bridle
Calf, kip, morocco and sheep Skins,
Ladies Leghorn hats &. Straw Bonnets,
Work baskets, Brushes of all kinds,
Tortoise-shell, ivory and horn Combs,
Paints, Oils, and Druur
Fur, seal-skin and morocco caps, &c.&c.
All of which will be offered at very
rmulerat'? prices many of the goods
MUCH LOWER than they have been
heretofore sold in this market.
Being confident that they can give
satisfaction to those who call on them as
regards the quality, style and prices of
their goods, they respectfully invito all
who want to purchase to examine their
N. B. We will continue to buy COT
TON for cash, and to take it in trade or
payment. Those of our customers who
wish to send their Cotton to Dunns &
M'llwaine of Petersburg, to be stored
or sold, will find us accommodating in
our arrangements, and anxious to pro
mote their interest. R. J D. Co.
Halifax, N. C. Oct. 1S2S.
nounce, the arrival direct from Neo-
lork) of an elegant and extensive as
sortment of every article pertaining to
Fash ionable Cloiu in
Selected by a first-rate judge, and at the
most reduced prices among which
splendid assortment may be found:
Extra fine blue, black, drab, olive, and stcel
mix'd CLO FHS, superior in color and fab
ric to any that can be found in this vicinity.
Superior fancy colored CAS1MEKES, color
and fabric inferior to none ever exhibited
in this market.
VESITNGS of the best quality and most
fashionable patterns, viz: Valencias, a
beautiful article Toslinet silk, Electoral
velvet, particularly adapted for the South.
FANCY ARTICLES, of every descrip
tion gloves, cravat-stiffeners, cravats
a-la-modc, spring-backs for vests, an arti
cle exceedingly useful and designed by the
manufacturer for the Southern market.
ALSO, patent Suspenders, and a general
and welt selected assortment of the most
fashionable and durable -
The ad vantages extended by the above
Establishment, it is hoped, will conti
nue to invite the patronage of both
town and country.
N. B. Having been indefatigable in
obtaining first-rate workmen from the
North, gentlemen may depend upon
having their garments made up in the
London Style, as adapted to the Ameri
can taste in New-York and Philadelphia.
Tarboro', Oct. 25, 1S2S. 11
ALL interested are invited to attend
the EXAMINATION of the Male
Academy on Monday the 10th of No
vember. Report to be read on Wed
nesday morning ; immediately after
which the Examination of the Female
Academy will commence, and conclude
on Thursday evening with an
Exhibition of Music.
The Winter Session of these Semina
ries opens on Monday, 12th Jan. 1629.
James D.Johnson Principal of the Male,
and the Rev. Joseph Labarec of the Fe
male Academy, as heretofore.
THOS. B. LITTLE JOHN, Pres.
Oxford, Oct. 20, LS2S. 11-3
A LL those indebted to the Subscribe? -by
note or account, are requesied to
make payment by the 1st of January
next, as longer indulgence cannot be
given. JOHN WILLIAMS.
Tarboro', Oct. 31, 1828. 11 9
WILL BE SOLD, on Tuesday, the
2d day of November Count v Court,
at the late residence of Joiix Okay
Blount, dee'd, near the town of Tarbo-
roufth, the perishable p3it of the estate
of said deceased, consisting of
Valuable Household and Kitchen Fur
niture, Horses Mules, two yoke of
work Oxen, Lottie, Hogs and bhetjj,
Plantation Tools of various kinds
and on the most approved ??iodels
his crop of Corn, Fodder, Rye,
AND ALSO, THAT VALUABLE
Tract of Land,
On the north side of the river, adjoin
ing the lands ot Michael llearn, Solo
mon Pender and others, will be offered
for sale, provided a satisfactory offer
should not be made before the day above
mentioned. Termsofsale made known
on the day, by the
Ort. 30. 1S28. 11-2
Mrs. A. C. Howard,
TNFORMS the ladies of Edgecombe
and vicinity, that she has opened, in
the house immediately opposite the
Bank in Tarhorough, a handsome as
sortment of FANCY GOODS, suitable
for fall and winter wear, which they are
respectfully invited to call and examine
among them are
Pattern silk, satin and velvet Bonnets, of the
latest Northern fashions,
Leghorn Flats, assorted numbers,
Fine straw Bonnetsj
Silks and satins, plain and figured,
Grosde Naples, different colors,
Black mode, velvet, and crape,
Florences, liece, gauze and sinchews,
Lutestring, satin and gauze ribands,
Curls, caps, and turbans,
Beaded and spangled wreaths, flowers and
sprigs, new and elegant articles,
Black and white Ostrich feathers,
Bunches and wreaths of flowers,
Straw, silk and fancy cord, gimps, &c.
The above articles were purchased
this fall in the Northern cities, and will
be sold on favorable terms.
Ludies' dresses, cloaks, pelisses, &c.
made to order, in the latest and most
. Leghorn' and straw Bonnets bleached,
dyed, or trimmed, at a short notice.
Tarhorough, Oct. 3i, 1S28.
T Friday, the 21st of November
next, will be sold, at the late resi
dence of Jacob O. Fort, dec?d, the re-;
sidue of the esiatc of said deceased, con-j
sisting of about
Fonrittn likely young Negroes,
About five thousand pounds of seed Cot-1
ton, between one and two hundred bar-;
rels of Corn, ten or fifteen stacks of
blade Fodder, one Horse. Gig and bar-'
ncss, fat Hogs, sows and pigs, and vari
ous other articles.
On all of the above articles a credit of
six months will he given, with the ex
ception of two Negroes, which will be
sold for cash. Bonds with approved se
curity will be required before the pro
perty is delivered. . J
JOS. S. BATTLE, Adm'r.
October 31st, 1S2S. 11-4
oach and Gig-making. '
f JM1E Subscriber, surviving partner ofi
-"- William A. Taylor and Thomas!
Marshall, takes this method, respectful
ly, to inform his friends and the public
generally, that he intends to continue
the above business at the old stand.
Orders for new work of any description
in his line, repairs, &c. &c. executed
with neatness, fidelity and dispatch.
He solicits a share "of that liberal pat
ronage which has, heretofore, been ex
tended to the establishment.
Halifax, Oct. 25, 182S. 11-4
FROM the Subscriber, on
Tuesday, 14th inst. a Black
Horse, ten or twelve years
old, four feet ten or eleven
inches high, no particular marks recol
lected only some white spots on his
back, and hip-shotten either in his right
hip or left. Said horse was traded for
by the Subscriber from aentleman by
the name of Dickason, from the county
of Granville, who said he had said horse
of some gentleman in the county of
Edgecombe. Any person or persons
that will give any information where
said horse is, to' the Editor of the Free
Press, or to the Subscriber at the -rf?3t
falls of Tar river, shall be rewarded ac
cording to the value of the horse, provi
ded he is obtained.
October 31st, 1S28. .11:4
For publishing in the Town of Hali
fax, North-Carolina, a weekly news
paper, to be called the
By John Campbell.
HPHE Minerva will be printed on a
large sheet of good paper, with hand
some type. Information, of every kind,
interesting to the Farmer, the Politician,
the Merchant, the Professional Gentle
man, and the Mechanic, will be careful
ly selected; nor shall the Ladies and
those fond of amusement be neglected.
In fine it will be my grand aim to ren
der the Minerva a welcome visitor and
an instructive and amusing companion
to every class of the community.
I am a Republican in principle, and a
Southron in feeling. But on all impor
tant measures, when ccnfticling inte
rests or party spirit may excite discus
sion, I shall endeavor to puisue a mode
rate and cautious course. The columns
of the Minerva shall never be lent to a
Faction; nor advocate principles or
measures hurtful to our common coun
tr3T. The merits of candidates for im
portant offices will be canvassed strictly,
but fairly; and the errors of those in of
fice shall be exposed.
Upon the all-er-grossing subject of the
Presidential question, it is unnecessary
to speak, as the election will have been
made before the publication of the Mi
With this brief sketch of my view
and principles, I most respectfully soli
cit public patronage. Persons (0 whom
this prospectus shall be sent, will please
use their exertions to obtain subscribers,
and make a return to the Post-master at
Halifax by the 1st of December next, as
it is designed to commence the publica
tion of the Minerva about that time.
The price of subscription will be two
dollars and fifty cents, if paid in ad
vance; or three dollars, if payment is
not made in three months from the re
ceipt of the first number.
Any person who shall procure si
subscribers, ann become responsible fr
the payment, shall be entitled to a sev
enth gratis. To persons at a distance 1
feel willing to make the terms as accom
modating as possible: therefore, where 8
company of twelve subscribers shall be
made up, the price, to eaeh subscribed
will be reduced fifty cents, from the
Advertisements will be inserted on the
September SO, 1S28.