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FOR THE FREE PRESS.
Timothy Tootle? a first epistle to his old friend
Bolby Crooks hanks, Esq. giving him quite
u graphic description of a little town some
where in (the land of hog and hominy?9 of
ivhich he has the honor of being a cit.
To write to you I now sit down,
To let ye know I lives in town;
To let yc know that I'm a poet, .
I'll write in rhyme just for to show it.
Here stands upon a river's side,
A town of note, yet very small;
The river's neither deep nor wide.
The town's a town but this aint all.
Its cits are all of Adam's race,
With virtues many, foibles few;
Yet nature's driven from the place,
And art and pride reigns in her lieu.
The town, like other towns I judge,
Has streets all running crosswise through it;
But if you think this "all a fudge,"
It behoves you then to come and view it.
It has a Court House and a jail,
It has a shameful flogging post too;
The jail's to jail you if you steal,
The shameful flogging post to flog you.
The Court House, Sir, was merely made
For Judge and Jury and Squires to sit in;
And eke for those of legal trade,
To pose and plead and eke to spit in.
The main street, Bob, abounds with stores,
Hotels, likewise tipling shops;
Where white arid black resort by scores,
To drown their sorrows, wet their chops.
Few tailors on their roasted goose,
Subsist within its dreary walls;
And some here live who "play the deuce,"
With ivax and leather, thread and awls.
No barber's shop the streets adorn,
With pole to tell the stranger where
lie for six pence may get shorn,
Of beard, of whiskers, or of hair.
There is a bank within its bounds,.
Established by S k j rs Squire;
It's one among those banks, "by zounds,"
That's proved themselves purse robbers dire.
Upon its charming suburbs, oh!
A structure stands from bustle free;
Where little misses daily go,
To learn the use of a, b, c.
Lawyers, doctors, statesmen, too,
In vast profusion herein dwell;
Sagrs, saints, and beaux a few,
And here and there a 'witching belle.
It has a "Press," cognomen'd "Free,"
From whence a paper issues out
Just once a week, to let us see
What the "noisy world's" about.
This town, like other towns, I ween,
Has things both good and bad within;
lhings both comely and obscene,
Some who pray and some who sin.
So now I'll close my madrigall
And sing no more about the town'
INly harp I'll hang up in my hall,
And henceforth wear the laureate's croivn.
Now nobby Crookshanks,see, my friend.'
What it is to live in town;
I've larnt so much that there's no end
io my laming and renown.
n , . . TIMOTHY TOOTLE
October 14, 1S32.
lmpostor.-X man calling himself
n : ... ,so:v a"H profess ins to be
a Baptist M.mjter, recently passed thro'
tins place and has succeeded, I unde?-
matu'rn i " 7, rcan' of idling
Mature, very obtrus.ve and overbearing in
ins manners, anrl 1,; "aln
Hon for brand , H 8 g.
as vinl,.n,i.f J' , rPrents himself
?ns i in inny PPrdl0a" lhe nevolent
institutions of the present asC and esno
cmlly to Temperance Socutto. ul.
trehiten?emly aainsl '" -"
preaching for mnnnv u :
It 8 a littlhirnself
1 " " 11 7U uu opined, and in somo in
stances, I am told, he proposes a public
collection in his own behalf. As testi
monials, ho shows several documents,
among which is one purporting to be a
certificate from the Baptist Church, at
Charleston, S. C. which a recent com
niunication from the Pastor of that
Church, authorizes me to pronounce a
total forgery. This fact, taken in con
nexion with his general manners, and his
hablt of asking fqr ardent spirits wher
ever he goes, presents satisfactory evi
dence that he is an impostor and as
such, I consider it my duty to announce
him to the public; and to caution the
churches and the denomination against
his impositions. JOS. MANNING.
Edenton, Oct. 10.
l S. The said Thompson reports
himself as belonging to the Black Creek,
(or Black River) Church, Montgome
ry county, Virginia.
tt?T!ie Comet, it is said, may be seen
every fair evening between ' 9 and 10 o'
clock, in nearly a north-eastern direction.
Its distance from the earth is now about
sixty millions of miles.
Melancholy. The Baltimore Repub
lican says: A mad bull was shot in this
city yesterday afternoon; but not until he
had killed two boys. The one was a
white boy, apparently eight or nine years
of age, whom he caught upon his horns,
which becoming entangled in his clothes,
were not extricated without several ef
forts, and was finally effected, by throw
ing him entirely over him, by which the
child's brains were dashed out, and he
died in a short time after the other was
a colored boy, whose breast was caught
upon the bull's horn, and was instantly
killed. He was finally arrested in his
course by a master of a vessel lying at
the wharf, who levelled him to the earth
with his fowling piece.
Premature Interment. The editor of
the London Globe, in presenting the fol
lowing account to his readers, remarks
thr.t it comes from a source beyond all
suspicion. How many such cases may
not have happened during the progress
of the Cholera in America and Europe?
"A distressing instance of premature
interment occurred last week in the
neighborhood of Old-street, St. Luke's.
A poor woman and her son were violent
ly attacked with Cholera, which in the
case of the latter very soon terminated as
it was supposed fatally: and after having
laid apparently lifeless for a few hours,
the body was buried. The poor woman
also shortly after got worse, and became
insensible and motionless. Having been
kept as long as was considered safe, she
was put into a coffin to be buried: bin
just as the undertakers were about- to
screw it down, she revived, pushed off
tne lid, ana very soon recovered. Hav
ing anxiously inquired about her son, she
was informed that he had been buried for
several hours, which made her very un
easy, and she insisted on his being exhu
med. Her desires were after a short de
lay, complied with, and the horror of the
spectators can scarcely be imagined,
when on opening the coffin it was found
the child had turned round, and torn its
face almost to pieces with agony, having,
it must of course be supposed, come to
life in this dreadful situation!"
Value of the right of Suffrage in Eng
land. The Liverpool Mercury publish
ed some remarkable facts, taken from a
record which has been made out, of the
sums paid to voters by the two parties at
the last Liverpool election. It appears
that of the 2186 freemen who voted for
Mr. Ewart, 1303 town voters received
19,602, making an average of 15 0s.
10id. (about $70) per man. Of the 2149
who voted for Mr. Dcnnison, 1336 recei
ved 22,368, making an average of 16
14s. lid. per man. We understand that
on neither side are all the out-voters in
cluded in these statements, so that the
number bribed must have been consider
ably greater than that stated above.
Bastardy in France. Wc state, on
the authority of a French ministerial pa
per, that "there arc a million of children
born every year in France, of whom more
than 100,000 are deserted by their pa
rents. And yet the depravity of the me
tropolis affords a still more hideous pro
portion; of the 28,587 children born in
Pans in the year 1831, there were no
less than 10,000 born out of wedlock; and
of these last, 7749 (above one-fourth of
the whole number of helpless infants)
were abandoned by their wicked and un
natural parents to the horrors of destitu
tion, or the compassion of the passer-by.
HEJyR T J OHNS TON j
TAKES this method of informing his friends
and customers, that he has just received from
New York a part of his
Of the finest and most fashionable Goods,
In his line of business, suitable for the season
Superfine cloths and cassimeres, the most fashiona
Brown Petersham, for over coats, a very sup'r article,
Goats hair, and Ladies camblets, for cloaks,
Plain and figured velvet vestings,
Plain and fancy silks, beautiful article,
Dark and light Valencias,
Plain white and figured Quiltings,
Best quality buckskin gloves, black and fancy stocks,
Linen collars and bosoms, best pungec silk Handk'fs,
Black and white cravats, suspenders, &c.
Ail of those goods will be sold very low for
cash, or on a short credit to punctual customers.
Gentlemen wanting such articles are particularly
invited to call and examine for themselves, as he
is confident he can please all such. Persons fur
nishing their own cloths, can have them made
and trimmed at the shortest notice and in the
most fashionable manner. All orders fro.m a dis
tance will be punctually attended to.
Tarboro, Oct. 1, 1832.
fpHE Races over the Greenwood Course,
Scotland Neck, Halifax county, North Caro
lina, will commence on Wednesday, the 1th
day of November next, and continue three days
four days should a colt race be closed.
First Day The Proprietor's Purse, One
Hundred Dollars, money up mile heats en
trance Ten Dollars.
Second Day The Jockey Club Purse, One
Hundred and Fifty Dollars two mile heats
entrance. Fifteen Dollars.
Third Day The remainder of the Jockey
Club Purse, Two hundred and Fifty Dollars
three mile heats entrance Fifteen Dollars.
Fourth Day A colt race, Fifty Dollars en
trance three or more to make a race, to close
on the evening of the first day.
All entries to be made with the Proprietor on
the eeniwg previous to each day's race.
Accommodations to be had of lhe Proprietor
residing within a half mile of the track, who
will not spare any pains to give satisfaction.
Good Stable and Litter furnished race hor
IV ILL MM NICKELS, Proprietor.
Sept. 2-1, 1S32. 7.4
Si O Oil HES&HC.
fjMIK Subscriber is under the disagreeeoble ne
A cessity of requesting those who owe him, to
owe him if possible rVlonger than May Court.
This he requests not from choice, but necessity
compels him to require either cash or note for
the debts due him in this vicinity by that time.
May 20th, 1S32. 39
fPIIE Subscriber informs her friends and the
public, that she has just received her Spring
Supply of articles in her line of business, viz:
Pattern Silk and Satin-straw bonnets,
Leghorn, Dunstable, and Navarino do.
An assortment of wreaths and flowers,
Head dresses, ornaments, &c.
Watered and plain silks,
Elegant hair puffs and curls,
Gauze and crape shawls and handk'fs,
A great variety of ribbons, Sec. &c
The Subscriber still cirries on the Millinery &
Mantua-making business, in all its variety.
A. C. HO WARD,
May 5, 1S32.
And Blank Book Manufacturers,
May 1, 1832. 30
Gins and Fanning; Mills.
rriHE Subscriber respectfully informs the pub
lie, that he continues to manufacture at his
shop in Tarborough, near the bridge,
Gins and Fanning Mills,
Of the latest and most approved construction.
He will make his work, as heretofore, in the
best manner and as expeditiously as possible.
Persons will please apply t0 Mr. Benj. M.
Jackson, in my absence.
rp , XT JOHN WILSON.
1 arboro', Nov. 2S, 1831. 15
RANAWAY from the Subscriber, on
7?nnni? niglU ,aSt' m hy CRAW-
uuuui is years of age, 5
feet 3 or 4 inches high, swarthy com-
Piexion nearlv wKito k-,i r .
1 . 1 . , j utuuu iace and
down look, ncr beard, straight hair not very
black, very full breast-took with him a suit of
new White COttnn nlntK nn.l Li- 1 .
uju oiacK lur hat.
I his boy can read and will probably attempt to
EE E !: J!! A hilars
iuKen wun in this county, to
any nerson who will . , . My"
c u -i . . c saiu dov to thp
oubscriher- rnswlmr, , , . "IC
t,u L P ,u auu a naa mes from
rarborough 0 lhe Ualej h road
bridp; or, ,f taken out of the county, Twenty
Dollars will be evn r'u: a-'.1
r . . o ma uenverv 10 me.
or if secured m any jail so lhat I get him again
a , T "aruonng, employing, or
carrying off said boy, under penalty of the law
.07 7lf rr r
wxiuuj&JL, r, JtiNKINS
May 29,1 S3?. yxwivo.
0 NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.
RESPECTFULLY offer their services to their
friends and the public generally, and ho)e
by strict attention to business to merit a share
of patronage. May 1, 1S32.
I have Received
A Consignment of 94 Crates of
By the late arrivals of ship Madison, Capt
Wood, and Anacreon, Capt. Lenox, from Li
20 Crates assorted White ware,
15 blue and green edge plates,
10 ,, white chambers,
3 painted ditto,
2 ,, printed ewers and basons,
1 white ewers,
9 white hand basons,
3 colored bowls,
5 " ,, pitchers,
2 ,, painted tea cups and saucers.
1 soup tureens, assorted.
The above are entitled to debenture, and will
tbe sold as low as any Importer can sell them in
the U. States.
Also, in Store,
Dinner setts complete, light blue, black, brow,
green and pinki
First quality China tea setts, white & gold,
Second do. do. in great variety.
And an assortment of Glassware.
W. K. MA CKINDER.
Norfolk, Va. 2Glh June, 1832.
TyiTH a view to the more efficient prosecu
tion of their business, the Subscribers have
Established a Bookbimlery.
Having procured the best materials from the
North, and employed a Workman who come?
well recommended, they are prepared to execute
on moderate terms, all orders in this line..
Account Books, Records, &c. ruled and made
to order: and every kind of Binding promptly
executed in the best and neatest manner, on rea
sonable terms. jr QrfES 3. $QN
(JBeing Publishers of the Reports of lhe
Supreme Court, such of the Subscribers to that
Work as chuse to send their Nos. to him to bind,
will have them carefully attended to, and the
Indexes and all deficient numbers supplied.
Raleigh, August 2, 1832.
For publishing weekly in the City of Raleigh
an Agricultural Newspaper, under the name
and style of the
Farmer's and Planter's Half Sheet.
Our motto is, "Agriculture is the great art which
everr proprietor of land ought to practise; every
statesman to patronise, and everv individual of the
human family to consider as the chief employment of
lusspieces." Dr. Johnson.
rpHIS Agricultural paper, will be modelled af
ter one conducted in France with eminent
success, by the. Count Lasteyrie, (Lafayette's
son-in-law) and another in England by an asso
ciation of gentlemen, styled "The Farmer's
rpu r ey are boni Half Sheets,
lhe object of so curtailing the dimensions, is to
prevent that ennui and fatigue, always produced
by too great a bulk of intellectual matter. We
will not say a word in regard to the great ne
cessity of improving our agriculture, lhat is ad
mitted; but it is of great importance, that im
provements now confined to particular neighbor
hoods, should be more generally known, and we
propose, as it were through a speaking trump, to
proclaim them through all lhe land. In addition
we hope to publish a paper into the columns of
which, the agricultural citizen, heated and vex
ed in the dust and whirlwind of the great hih
road of "general politics,", may turn as to a par
terre, gay with flowers and adorned with refresh
ing fountains. Not one Word of politics shaV
enter the columns of our exclusively agricul
t JZvu VV- olHerPTaPers of an Agricultural
type, published in the United StatesT but they
are too local in their nature and do not sufficient
ly discuss those "matters and things," which ap-
Ttf KU.r "S and Plat'"g interests,
rhe Editor himself, has been a practical cultiva
tor of all the staples of the South, and he has the
promised co-operation of many of the most weal
thy and extensive Planters and Farmers of the
aoutn. From th
Hons of great value, detailing the "modus ope
randi" of their management.
The "Half Sheet" will be issued as soon as a
specified number of subscribers are obtained.
1 ostmasters and others to whem subscription
hsts are, and will be sent, will be allowed the
usual commissions upon collections
nme ipm-8A?fw!,!Ha,r Sheet" -H b ONE
DOLLAR ALWAYS in advance.
LhEdl,-n af Present resides in a adjacent
Mate, but will k : ri i i . .. J
r ' ; wt ttaieigu aooui the rirst of
January mo. OLIVER niCHSBDS.