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Br BINGHAM Sc WHITE.
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No advertisement inserted until it has been
pc id for, or its payment assumed by some person
in this town, or its vicinity.
(XjAll letters to the editors must be past-paid,
or thev will not be attended to.
fin.' IE subscriber is now opening, at his Store
U, in Salisbury, a general and well selected
II A HI)-W AUK, and
Just received direct from New-York and Vhila-
delphia,and laid in at prices that will enable him
4(-k .- 1 1 T...TT-.'! 1-i- 1m1' lire riKtnmi-IN. ?TuT i)i
tmiMT ni-. i-.cr-rf Cilv irviff d tr mil ;in:l rv. i
Amir. for themselves. All kinds of Country i
Produce received in exchange.
f1IIE subscriber respectfully informs the citi
jL zens of the Western section of N. Carolina
and the adjoining districts of S. Carolina, that he
lias established the liook-Ilindiug JSatiness, in all
of its various branches, in the town of Salisbury,
N. C. He has taken the store formerly occupied
by Wood &. Krider, on Main-street, three doors
north of the Court-House.
Having devoted Considerable time to acquire
a competent knowledge of his business, in the
city of Baltimore, the subscriber flatters himself
that he will be able to execute everv kind of
work in his line, in a style and on terms that will
give general satisfaction.
Merchants and others, can have Blank JJoks
ruled and bound to any patten on short notice,
as cheap and as well finished as any that can be
brought from the North.
Old Books rebound on the most reasonable
terms, and at short notice.
Orders from a distance, for Binding of every
description, will be faithfullv attended to.
WILLIAM H. YOUKfi.
Salisbury, June 8, 1S21. 53 .
Xcvi SVsrjce to lVaev.
TW-f subscriber, who is
the U. States Mail between
Willi tlV WW 1 VI A f i W
---iv lAjr Ralciirh and Sausbur,', by
way of Iiandolnli, Chatham, &.c. respectfully in
forms the public, that he lias fitted up an entire
NEW S TAGE; which, added to other improve
ments that have been made, will enable him to
carry PASSENGERS with as much comfort and
expedition r.s they can be carried by any line of
stages in this part of the country. The scarcity
of money, the reduction in the price of produce,
fee. demand a correspondent reduction in every
department of life : Therefore, the subscriber
has determined to reduce the rate of passige
from eight to alx cents per mile. Gentlemen
travelling from the West to Raleigh, or by May
of Raleigh to the North, are invited to try the
subscriber's Stage, as he feels assured it only
needs a triul to gain a prelerencc.
The St.ve arrives in Salisbury every Tuesday,
8 or 9 o'clock, and departs thence for Raleigh
the same day at 2 o'clock; it arrives in Raleigh
Friday evening, and leaves there for Salisbury
on Saturday at 2 o'clock.
.May 2J1331. 5) JOHN LANE.
rjpME subscriber takes this method of inform
J2 ing his friends, and the public in general,
that he has established h'mself in the house for
merly occupied by the Rev. Peter Eaton, in the
To '.vii of Ilimtsville, Surry county, N. Carolina;
and lias been at considerable expense in making
his rooms commodious an I comfortable, for the
reception of Travellers, and all who may favor
him with their custom. H"i3 Sideboard is pro
vided with Liquors of the best quality, ami his
SUvjIts wlili ccry thing requisite for Horses ;
and hope?, by particular attention, to merit a
share of public patronage.
MUM FORD DEJORNATT.
Jlimt. vilh, Dec. 17, 1820. 50
N. B. The subscriber continues to earn on
the Cabinet Jinsineis ; and will execute all or
ders with neatness and despatch, for cash, credit,
cv country produce.
RAN away from the subscriber, at Charlotte,
Mecklenburg county, N. Carolina, a Negro
Boy by the name cf SIMON; dark complexion,
stout made, and five feet seven or eig:.t inches
high. He speaks low when spoken to. It is
supposed that he will make towards the county
cf P;-.nce William, Virginia, as he was purchased
in that county. I will give the abeve reward if
the said negro is delivered to Isaac If Hie, Con
cord, Cabarrus county, or 25 dollars if secured in
ar.3- jail, and information given, so that I get him
a rain. EVAN WILIE.
Uurc7i 21, 1821. 50
The Editors of the Richmond Enquirer :tre
requested to insert the above advertise incut six
weeks, and send their account to the office of
y 1 , c Western Carolinian fcr payment.
"Writs Ytin&iliuni Expound,
IVr sale at this Oflie.
rgHE subscriber is just opening, and offers
JL for sale, at his store, opposite Mr. Slaugh
ter's, Salisbury, a good assortment of
Dry Goods, China in setts, and
Queen's Glass-Ware, Jl.ird-Wai e.
Among his Dry Goods, arc superfine black and
blue Broadcloths, of a very superior quality ;
common Cloths, of diflercnt colors; very fine
and common Cassimeres ; Canton Cranes, black
and other colors ; Silks; Sarcenets ; Vestings of
diflercnt colors; Kobes for Ladies' Dresses;
Cambrics and Calicoes ; Blankets, Ice. Sec. .c.
Also, Ladies' Bonnets ; a general assortment of
Hats and Jockey Caps, and of gentlemen's and
ladies' Shoes, best and common quality ; ladies'
and men's Saddles; Bridles and Saddle-Bags;
Cotton Curd.? ; (inn I'owder and Shot, of the best
qirility; anil a variety of other articles.
He has, likewise, fresh Imperial Tea, of the
first qualitv ; as well as a good assortment of
GROCERIES, in general.
As he wishes to make quick sales, he will
dispose of his Goods, for cash, at a very small
advance from cost.
autfi-i GSOKGE MILEE1I.
CO MB ANY.
"VTOTICE is hereby g'nen, that the President
and Directors of the adkm Navigation
Company have required the payment of the sev
enth, eighth and ninth instalments, of ten dollars
each, upon every share subscribed, to be made
to the Treasurer of the Company, or to such
Agents as they shall appoint to receive the same :
And that payment of said instalments be made
on or before the 26th day of August next, other
wise the shares of subscribers failing to pay, will
lie sold at auction, at the town of Salisbury,
North-Carolina, on Monday, the lUth day of Sep
tember next ; and on the same clay, and at the
same piace, ine snares oi subscribers wno nave
faj,et1' .r sl,u11 l b-v t,Uit tb-v' to "1ake lament
of instalments heretofore required bv the Pres
ident and Directors to be paid, will be sol i at
auction. FREDEIMCE HANDLE,
Treasurer of the aaid Company.
July 14, 1S2L jJtSpiq '
Woot uu Sshuii ?uYilnc:.
BENEZER DICKSON begs leave to miorm
,1 J the inhabitants of Salisbury ami its vicinity,
that he has commenced the Boot and Shoe
Making Business, in all of its branches, on Main
street, nearly opposite the new bank. As our
provisions are n.ueh cheaper than they formerly
were, it is no more than right that we should
reduce our prices to suit ihe hard timex : f have,
therefore, come to the determination to charge,
in future, the following low rates, to wit :
Gentlemen's Boctecs, hist quality - g 6 50
Gentlemen's Slices, do. 2 50
Women's Shoes, do. 1 75
Shoetees, best quality ------ C 50
Footing Boots - - - - - - - - 3 25
Bottoming BoTts 2 09
Although the price of work is reduced, the
public need not be afraid that the quality of it is
to be reduced also ; but on the contrary, I will
warrant my work to be made of the very best
materials, and as fashionably and durably execu
ted as any that can be done in this part of the
The public trill pleave call and try ;
.:. if they don't like they r.eeiVn' buy.
Boots and Shoes neatly repaired, at as low
rates, in proportion, as the above prices for
manufacturing. E. DICKSON.
Salisbury. July 12, 1821. 53
"jVTAY Sessions 1S21 : Andrew McBride, in
-LT JL right of his wife 1 Lirrict, vs. George Hamp
ton, administrator of Doct. Thomas Henderson :
Petition for distributive share of the estate. It
appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that
the defendant, George Hampton, resides without
the limits of this state, it is therefore Ordered by
court, that publication be made six weeks in the
Western Carolinian, that the said administrator
appear at our next Court of Pleas and Quarter
Sessions to be held for the county of Mecklen
burg, at the Court-! louse in Charlotte, on the
fourth Monday in August next, and plead, an
swer, or demur to said petition, otherwise it will
be taken pro cenfesso against him. Witness
Isaac Alexander, Clerk of our said court, at
Charlotte, the 4th Mondav of May, 1821.
6vtG2 ISAAC ALEX AND El?, CJf. C.
State ot ? ovU-uyoVuu,
mkci:lenih;ro county :
AY Sessions, 1821 : Petition for partition
cf the real estate: Henrv Lewis r. the
heirs at law of Francis Lewis. It appearing to
the satisfaction of the court, that sonic of the
heirs at law cf Francis Lewis reside without the
limits of this state, it is therefore Ordered by the
court, that publication be made for six weeks in
the Western Carolinian, for the said heirs to ap
pear at the next Court of Pleas and Quarter
Sessions to be held for the county of Mecklen
burg, at the Court-! louse in Charlotte, on the
fourth Monday in August next, and plead, an
swer, or demur to said petition, otherwise it will
be taken pro confesso as to them. Witness Isaac
Alexander, Clerk of our said court, at Charlotte,
the 4th Monday cf Jlav, 1821.
GvtG2 ISAAC ALEXANDER, CMC.
STATE OF NORTJI-CABOL1NA,
ItOW AX COUNTY.
COURT of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, May
Term, 1821. Henry Williams rs. William
Butler; Original attachment, Jesse A. Pearson
j.nd others summoned as garnishees. It appear
ing to trie satisfaction ot the court tnat the de
fendant is not an inhabitant of this state, it is
therefore ordered, that publication he made fcr
three months in the Western Carolinian, printed
in Salisbury, that the defendant appear at the
next Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to he
held for the countv of Row an, at the Court-House
in Salisbury, on the third Monday in August next,
then and there to replevy, plead, or demur, cr
judgment will he taken acrainst him bv default.
llwtG3 Test: .JNO. GILLS, C. J. C. C.
OP the various kinds commonly in use, for sale
at the Oi'icc of the Westjekx Cauouxm.v.
Hail! first of Arts, source of domestic ease ;
Pride of the land, and patron cf the seas.
mOX IHE AMERICAN FARMED.
AND ITS FODDER, HOW BEST TO SAVE
Sir, Much lias been said in your val
uable paper about the cutting of corn in
the fall. I have, for fifteen years past,
cut mine ofi, and shall continue to do so.
When your corn will bear the pulling of
blades and taking: the tops, you may then
cut and put it on its buts, and as much
together as will let it stand firmly in
cocks, keeping the lower part a little
open to admit air. My system is to have
no more cutters than I have hands to fol
low and cock, as fait as it is cut down.
If your corn is late, and you fear it will
be injured by frost, by placing it in cocks
it is secured against it. There is less
danger in Corn shrivelling, managed in
this way, th-n pulling your blades and ta
king the tops in the usual mode. My
corn is husked in the field and the cocks
doubled, and so they stand until fed away
dining the winter and ?prin the quan
tity of feed for your stock is more than
doubled, and the manure more than tre
bled the whole is carried out in April
and May on my tobacco land?, and plough
ed in and the crop much irnproyed by it.
My mode of feeding is to draw in as
much into the horseyard as will last the
horses for the night in the morning the
cattle go in and are feeding through the
day, much of the stalk is eaten this is
continued as long as the fodder lasts, and
then we feed our hay on the top. Straw
ought not to be given to your stock in the
same yard it will prevent the stalks from
being cut fine by your. stock.
My corn loft is fourteen feet in width
will hold about 450 barrels, and for soine
years I had much corn moulded and in
jured in it I placed a ventilator through
the middle ; since then I have never seen
an injured ear in ihe house. There have
been strong prejudices in the neighbour
hood against my system they are wear
ing off, and it is right they should, as I
raise five times the manure mv neigh
bors do, who pursue the old way of secur
ing their fodder and feeding. Your fod
der will not bear ricking or putting in
large bulk in a house it will injure in
either waj let it stand in the field and
feed it away in the manner mentioned.
If your cocks are kept on their buts the
fodder will not injure I speak from ex
perience. Those who will go on in the
old track ought not to let the dew fall on
their tops in the field, but take them out
as they are cut, and thatch the same day,
leaving each end of their house open that
the air may circulate freely by doing so
they will cure quite green and sweet
If they lay in the sun and dew they will
be much injured by sun-burning, Sec a
wet spell while they are on the ground is
ruinous to them and the blades also.
A MARYLAND PLANTER.
To the Editor of the American Fanner.
Fait fax County, July 2, 1S21.
In your paper of the 15th June last, a
communication from Mr. Minor, detail
ing the management of a field for Corn
r.nd the depredation committed by the
Cut Worm, has called my attention,
.... . .
J nc preparation of this gentleman f
Corn gave him every right to expect a
good crop and I have no doubt he will
gather a good one if he persevered in re
planting, umil the Worm ceased to dep
ir.datc About 6 years past I prepared a
j field of 10'J acres for Corn during the win-
ter months and bv the 10h of May I
had not more than one plant left out of!
every hundred. I nevertheless continu
ed to cultivate the land and replant it
the Worm pursued me with so much in
dustry, that before the corn could sprout,
they would eat out the heart at the end
of the first week in June, I began to de
spair, for my harvest was nearly ready for
the scythe, but feeling that the comfort
of my family required of me another ef
fort, I determined, in the language of the
gamblers, " to shuffle up the cards, and
take a new deal." I then treated the field
as though it had never been planted, lay
ing it into fresh squares and put from G
to 7 grains into each square the weather
became very warm and moist, the Worm
disappeared, and a better, or earlier crop
I never made since this, I have never
despaired of making a crop of corn it is
so powerful a plant, that in land deeply
broken, and well separated, its progress
to maturity bears seme comparison to the
celebrated gourd vine of the Prophet Jo
nah. If it be Mr. Minor's wish to avoid the
Cut Worm entirely, he must break his
land before November. My experience
authorizes me to say that all the land bro
ken in September, and to the 15th of Oc
tober, will he free of Worm. Where ot-
en are used to break land, I sec no reason
why it should not be broken during the
summer. L.and broken in July and Au
gust, will be found to grow corn more
promptly and vigorously than that broken
in the winter. I stated to you, on a for
mer occasion, that corn might be made
by the use of the harrow, only, after the
land was well opened and harrowed, be
fore planting. I feci it to be my duty to
call in this declaration, for although I have
often made my crops in this way, it is an
unsafe mode in the hands of inexperience
permit mc, therefore, to recommend
the use of Freeborn's small corn plough
twice, before the introduction of the har
row. Wishing you every success in your
I am, Respectfully,
TOIt THE WESTERN CAItOLINIAX.
Liucolnton, N. C. July 16th, 1821.
MESSRS. BIXtiUAM & WHITE :
It has been some ten or fifteen years
since I moved to Lincolnton : when I mov
ed here, I was a poor man. It is Hue, I
had a wife, which was nearly my all ; how
ever, I soon observed wc were among
an industrious people. And the most ol
our citizens were then in moderate cir
cumstances ; our wives cooked their own
victuals, washed their own clothes, and
scoured their houses. And, Messrs. Edi
tors, it would have surprised you to see
how industrious those women were : It
was then who could get breakfast soonest
of a morning ; and often did I hear the
breakfast horn before day, which seemed
to say, arise, sluggard. Our wives could
then dress in their petticoats and bed
gowns, and those often of their own make.
Thev seemed to vie with each other, who
could go plainest, make the most cloth, Sec.
Then, sirs, our village was in peace ; our
men all busily employed : we had few idle
street walkers, and no tea-parties. When
night came, we could lie down in the
sweets of conjugal felicity : we had no
drunken stories to tell, or tea-party quar
rels to relate. In this simple life, what
happiness did we enjoy ! But alas I how
changed. Now we have street walkers
and tea-parties in abundance.
After this introduction, Messrs. Kditors,
I wish to lay my case before you, and ask
your advice how I shall proceed.
As I before stated, we were poor when
we moved to this place. But my wife be
ing a very industrious woman, and I en
deavouring to do my part also, we in a
short time, by hard work and a little econ
omy, gathered a little property, and after
a while made what you might call a decent
appearance, uut my clear wite was al
ways a woman of what the people call a
proud mind, and often would over shoot
herself, which would frequently throw me
into difficulties. However, we made out
tolerably until Mrs. came to town.
Mrs. was raised to tea-parties, and
high company ; and, fortunately for her,
she was able to support it. But it was not
Ion'jr before mv wife and Mrs. form-
cd an acquaintance ; and, as the old adage
is, " bitdsof a feather will fiock together;"
so it was with my wife and Mrs. , al-
though there was a great disparity ofj
property ; yet they appeared to have spir
its congenial to each other. My wife was
soon invited to see Mrs. and take a
cup of tea and have an evenings chit chat.
My wife, fond of the invitation, could net
help telling me of the company she short
ly was going to keep. My dear, suvs I,
I am truly glad you are noticed by Mrs.
- ; but I fear this tea-par'y business
will not do so well. 4i Whv suvs mv
wife, " what harm is there in a cup of
tea ? very true, my dear, there is no harm
in a cup of tea alone ; but of course if
you go" and rake tea with Mrs. , you,
in turn, must invite her to come and take
a cup with you. Well, if the rest cf your
neighbour women come to see you, you
must treat them in the same way, or you
will give offence. "Ah," says my
wife, fci you are always scar'd before you
are hurt. I see no harm in these things."
I observed, you will see where it wiil end ;
you will have nothing but tea-parties, tea
quarrels, Sec after a while ; and more than
that, Mrs. is able to uphold the like,
but we are not; the consequence hu we
shall be broke up, and people will laugh
at us for being such fools. " Ah," sayii
my wife, " you are only afraid I shall keep
better company." 1 ke care, says I, my
dear, that the smiles of the rich do not
prove a curse to the poor. But all this
hod no effect. My wife went. Tea-parties
were introduced in the place. 1 do
not like this thing of disputing and quar
reling with my wife, so I said no more.
But, Messrs. Editors, what has been the
consequence ? why, iirs, you might bee
half a dozen women gathered together at
my house of an evening taking tea ; md
this, sirs, my wife often will do, to the no
little expense of her neighbours. For
you must e::pect by this time my credit
is at a low ebb : the consequence is my
wife is often out of sugar, tea, coffee, but
ter, eggs, Skc. Therefore, in order to have
a tea party, she will borrow tea of this one,
sugar of another, Sec. and she always takes
care to be saving in paying up her borrow
ed things ; and very seldom ever pavs c
nough, and never too much. Were it not
for this cunning tripk of my wife, I should
have been sent to the brick house long
ago. Indeed, Messrs. Editors, we have
become so extravagant, I see I cannot
stand it long. Pound-cake has become
almost as plenty at my table as biscuit
used to be. We have now as many pounds
a year of preserves, as we used to have
of sugar. To give you a little specimen
of extravagance in my wife, she not long
since had what we call a quilting; and
in order to be up with the rest ot her
neighbours, she makes up some 5 or 6
pounds of sugar in pound cake, and you
may expect every thing else in propor
tion. Now, Messrs. Editors, what would you
conjecture of all this ? Why sirs, I am in
debt to every body : my property mortga
ged, and every one " calling me an easy
silly fool.' And the ladies, who come
and sip tea with my wife, kt call her proud
and foolish ;" say " she lives above her
abilities." Indeed, we are something like
the drunkard in the tavern ; he buys for
every body ; they drink on his bounty, and
laugh at his folly.
1 hese things distract me, and in some
of my fits of distraction, I wander off to
the grog shop, and there try to get a little
respite from my trouble. This is the way
things are going on, and I have made this
my last anchor of hope ; for I am in hopes
youvwiir$end me a radical cure. I hope,
Messrs. Editors, you will excuse my
homcspbn language, as I am a poor man
and a poorscholar.
I am, shivery respectfully, yours,
- SvV Tnuv Drvnt)M !
FCa THE WESTEIIX CAROI.T3fIA.N-.
MESSRS. EDITORS :
The article in your paper, some time
since, respecting the additional facility
with which bodies could be raised, by the
application of the muscular powers of four
or five men at the time of expiration, has
excited considerable inquiry among the
wiseacres and literati of the day. Some
of them have gone so far as to insinuate
that this secret and astonishing power can
be usefully applied to agricultural purpo
ses, viz : drawing cows out of the mire
perpendicularly, so as not to endanger the
loss of a tail or the dislocation of a leg,
and clearing land of grubs and stumps, Sec.
It is said that a celebrated American,
while the French were running mad after
every new theory that suggested itself to
their wild imagination, inquired cf the
Literary Academy of Paris why a fish,
of ten pounds weight, put into a tub full
of water, would not cause it to run over ?
and that they commenced speculating im-
metuateiy, witnout inquiring into tnc iact.
It appears as if some one of that nation
had designedly thrown this in our wav.
to set us agog in revenge for the bon mot
of our philosopher.
" Quod nunc ratio est impetus ante fuit."
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