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Whole No. 228.
Tarborough, Edgecombe County, N. C. Friday, January 2,' j89.
THE "FREE PRESS,"
Zty Geo. Howard,
Is published weekly, (every Friday,) at
TWO DOLLARS per year, (or 52 num
bers,) if paid in advance Two Dollars ijf
Fifty Cents, if paid within the subscription
yCclr n Three Dollars at the expiration
jof the year for any period less than a year,
Tivenly-five Cents per month. Subscribers
at liberty to discontinue at any time on pay
ing arrears. Subscribers residing at a dis
tance must invariably pay in advance, or
giv e a responsible reference in this vicinity.
No subscription discontinued unless a noti
fication to that effect is given.
Advertisements, not exceeding 16 lines,
will be inserted at 5V cents the first inser
tion, and 25 cents each continuance. Long
er ones at that iwtc for every 16 lines. Ad
vertisements must be marked the number
af insertions required, or they will be con
tinued until otherwise ordered.
Letters addressed to the Editor rhust be
post paid, or they will not be attended to.
IM1E Subscriber has Removed his Bool
and Shoe manufactory to the build
nig directly opposite the Court-House,
recently occupied by J. II. Mathewson
& Co. He has on hand, a complete as
sortment of gentlemen's, ladies', and
children's BOOTS AND SHOES--made
of the best materials, and by first-
rate workmen, which he will dispose of
at reduced prices, lower than they can
be obtained in this part of the country.
Orders for any work in his line, will
be attended to at the shortest notice and
executed with neatness and durability,
as he has in his employ first-rate work-
me- JAS. H HARTMUS.
Tdrboro', Dec. 23, 1S2S. 19-3
find f jv sale on Cons' g.ycnt
N addition to my former Stock, a lot
Hardwire per ms wishing: to set
bar.ii is will do well to call and exam
ine, a I am determined to sell very
low iir cash only.
kJl hav;- also just received a fresh
lot of OCT HERRINGS, re-packed
JOS. L. SIMMONS.
Halifax, Oct. 2, 1S2S.
QJ"l would take this opportunity of
Mying to the public, that my intention
is to do a GENERAL
Co m mission Business:
Therefore, persons who may favor me
with any article or. consignment, may
rely on tha strictest attention and punc
tuality. J. L. S.
Roanoke Cut Herrings,
WARK NTED io be u;ood, for sale
at S t 'cash pt r barrel, near the
Bridge in Tarhorouh, by
GEORGE IV. WOODMAN.
July la, 182S. 49
Mrs. A. C. Howard,
TNFORMS the ladies of Edgecombe
and vicruly, that she has opened, in
the house immediately opposite the
Bank in Tarboro.wsch, a handsome as
sortment of FANCY" GOODS, suitable
for fall and winter wear, which they are
respectfully invited to call and examine
amoii them ore
Pattern silk, satin and velvet Bonnets, of the
latest Northern fashions,
Leghorn Flats, assorted numbers,
Fine straw Bonnets,
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 tin bans,
Beaded and spangled wreaths, flowers and
sprigs, new and elegant articles,
Black and white Ostrich feathers,
Bundles 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.
Ladies' dresses, cloaks, pelisses, &c.
! made to order, in the latest and most
Leghorn and straw Bonnets bleached,
dyed, or trimmed, at a short notice.
Tarboroujrh, Ocl. 30, 1828.
QN MONDAY, 12th of January next,
I shall sell to the highest bidder, at
my plantation on Swift creek, in Nash
county, a fine parcel of Mules, a first
rate Saddle Horse, and a good Harness
Horse all my stock of Cattle, Hogs
and Sheep, Farming Utensils, $c. $c.
At the same time and place I shall, as
surviving partner of VVm. T. Williams,
dee'd, sell for cash, his interest in tyo
brood mares and five colts, viz: one two
year old stud colt by Washington, one
year old stud colt by Marion, one year
old filly by Archy, and two last spring
colts, one by Eclipse and one by Shaw
anee. Em D WHITEHEAD.
Pec. 23, 182S. 19-3
nrHE Subscriber respectfully informs
tlir; Public, that he has taken the
well-known stand in the town of Hali
fax, formerly occupied by William P.
Clopton, where he intends to carry on
Jlnd Harness-making Jlusiness,
In all its branches.
Work shall be executed in the neatest
and best manner charges as reasonable
s can be afforded and I will be thank
ful to all those who may favor me
with their custom.
Halifax, June 19, 1828.
npiIE Subcriber has lost or mislaid a
large brass-barreled PISTOL, brass
plated lock, with the guard broke off.
I am uncertain whether it was left in this
place or sent to Nash to be repaired'
Any information respecting said pistol
will be thankfully received.
JOHN A. IRVIN.
Dec. 17th. 1S2S. 1S-6
fjMTE Subscriber very respectfully
takes the liberty of returning his
thanks to his friends and customers in
Edgecombe and the adj irent counties,
for the liberal support he has met with
in the line of his avocation since he has
be ;:i i resident of Tarborough; mu he
lattres hmirlf with the hope, that by
piyiug every attention to his business
that patronrge will not be discontinued.
He has just returned
Front Hie orlhem Cities,
With a general and well selected
Assortment of Good.
Which he is proud to say, he can sell as
low as they can he procured in this
State. They are as follows, viz:
Superfine blue and black Cloths,
Olive, brown, and steel mixtures,
Cassimeres of dilferent colors, 1
Fancy silk Vestings,
Figured and plain silk Velvet,
Fancy Valencias, new pattern,
White and bl ack Cravats,
lilack horse-skin Gloves,
White and black beaver Hats, &c.
Gentlemen wishing to purchase any
of the above articles, are respectfully in
vited to come and judge for themselves.
Those gentlemen who furnish cloth can
rtave it made and Iri umed in the neatest
winner and on the shortest notiee, as the
Subscriber put himself to soma trouhle
while m New-York, to obtain the latest
and most approved fashions. He has
luewise in bis employ first rate work
men. HENRY JOHNSTON.
uuro , uct. 1, 1S2S. 7
'JMIE TRUSTEES have employed
Mr. J as. II. Stkain to take charge
of this ii-siilutioit for the ensuing year,
the exercises of which will commence
on the first Monday in January next,
embracing u course of studies preparato
ry to the University.
The Trustees are very much pleased
with the general deportment of Air.
Strain for the past year, ending on the
first day of this inst. at which time the
students were publickly examined on
their various studies, and their profi
ciency much to the satisfaction of both
Trustees and those present.
It is generally known that Farmwell
is a healthy situation, entirely remote
from scenes of dissipation. Good board
quite convenient by Mr. Robt. Arring
ton and Mr. Richard liailey, at $5 per
montn. l uition as ioilows:
English, - - SSI per.
Latin and Greek, - 10 $ session.
A. W. MOORE, Secy..
Dec. 6, 182S. 17
XjJXPELLED from the Polemic Sc-
ciety, at the Fork Chanel in Pitt
bounty, on Saturday, 13th inst. Heading
White and William Norvell, for con
duct unbecoming members of said socie
ty also, Willie Belcher and-Benjamin
Philips, for non-attendance, agreeably
to the bye-laws.
,WM. R. D UP REE, Sec'y.
Dec. 20, 1S28. 19-9
Petersburg, Dcc.19. Tlio mar
ket the late news from Liver
pool has depressed the article of
Wheat in our market, we heard
of no sales yesterday beyond
81 30. Cotton 9 a JO els. Int.
Most Shocking Murder. Mr.
Alexander Clark, who lived about
7 miles west of Pittsborough,
Chatham county, was murdered,
in a most brutal manner, on the
24th ult. by a negro man belong
ing in the neighbourhood. Mr.
Clark had suspected the fellow
of stealing his wheat; got out a
search-warrant, and found some
of it in the negro's possession; and
while they went together, to a
distant cabin, to search for the
rest; it appears the fellow effected
his diabolical purpose, by beating
Mr. C?s. brains out with a club
and small axe. Mr. Clark not
returning with, the negro, excited
suspicions, and some of the neigh
bors went to his cabin to seize
him; but before they secured him,
he cut his throat, competely sev
ering the wind-pipe; and it is sup
posed he will not survive long, as
he has to breathe thro' the aper
ture. M r.Clark was a respectable,
sooer, ana lnaustnons man, es
teemed by his acquaintance, and !
beloved by his family, (a wife and(
three children;) Vho are thus sud
denly and afflictirigly bereft of
their only earthly supporter and
protector. Salisbury Car.
A Text and Commentary.
The President's Message. "As
yet very little addition of cost
has been experienced upon the
articles burthened with heavy du
ties by the last Tariff." '
The .Facte. Broadcloths w'hich
in Nov. 1827 eost 89 '50 3 95 nA
j 4,00 in Nov. 1328 cost 3,00, 3,75,
ana 4,4U respectively.
Flannels which in Nov. 1827
cost S22 per piece of 46 yards, in
Nov. 1828 cost 26. Both higher
and lower flannels experienced
nearly the same rise.
Salisbury Flannels which in
Nov. 1827 cost 621 cts., in Nov.
1828 cost from 75 to 80 cents.
Speaking of the above goods
the Boston dealers say "they are
oblige to show their teeth so that
the country dealers won't buy any
thing near their usual orders this
fall." If it were not for this han
ging back on the part of the pur
chasers, I he price would fiaye risr
en still higher.
Green Dockings which last fall
cost 52 cents, this fall cost 65
cents that which cost 62, this
fall cost 80 cents.
Satinets last fall 50 ceptsr this,
fall 60 cents. Diaper last fall
2,25, this fall 2,40.
All this may be "little addition
of cost" to come out of the pocket
of a President of the U. S. with
his 825,000 a year, but for a poor
mechanic, who wishes to clothe
himself and his family decently
out of his scanty earnings, it is a
burthen grievous to be borne.
That this increase is owing,
solely to the late Tariff is evident
from the fact that stuff goods
which were accidentally Jeft out
of the Tariff have rather fallen
than risen.. Bornbazetts are no
higher. Plaids are no higher.
Camblcts which last year cost 75
c. this year cost but 70.
That cottons have fallen since '.he
Tariff, only shows that uo legis
lation can protect the manfnptn.
rer against the effects of over-tra-dingthat
laws intended for the
protection, are more likely to pro
duce the destruction of a particu
lar interest, by producing too great
and unwholesome; competition.
The same may be said of the
price of wool. The farmers were
deluded in the belief that the
price of wool must rise if the ta
riff could be passeoj. It has pas
sed and wool has fallen great
sacritices have been made. Next
year jt will fall still lower and
greater sacrifices wijl be made.
Thus the fanners are fleeced by
the selfish manufacturing aristo
Ravens duck which cost last
fall $6912,thc piece, this fall cost
7. Is this "little addition" to th
burthens of an interest already
crushed already expiring.