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Tarborough, Edgecombe County, JV C. Saturday .Ipril 20, IS 14.
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l'Oli THE TARBOKO. PRESS.
The Wu'rst of lor'ures fate can find,
To lacerate the feeling mind,
Or rob the soul of ret;
Is when its adverse laws ordain,
That separation's pow'rful pain
Should agontee the breast.
Oh! 'tis an anguih too severe,
For even hope to soothe or elreer,
Though decked in radiance bright;
For like dense vapors which arise,
And cast a gloom upon the skies,
It soon obseutes her light.
lis torturing pangs alas! are found
Morep ignant lhan the keenest wound,
That venomM dar's cjr ;-end;
For fortitude can suffrr pain
iiutoh! to part and not agiin
Kejom a much loved Inend
Corrodes as well a pains ihe hear',
Makes every nerve with anguish smart,
And ev'ry bliss destroys;
Remembrance with officious zeal
Increases ev'ry pang we feel,
Uecurring to past jo)s.
And ofi amidst the gloom of night,
It' brings to my sight,
Then leaves me io deplore;
In every dream, I likewise see
Some tender proof of love tow'rds me,
And waking feel tis o'er.
Ah! no, though distance may divide,
Affection still 'will be her guide,
Still like the needle true;
Slill like the needle turn towards that
Which seem'd to guide her chasten'd
Though not within her view.
And memory's pencil ofi shall paint,
In colours neither cold nor faint,
The portrait of a friend;
On whom through ev'ry scene of life,
Whether of pleasure, pain or strife,
She firmly may depend.
Then why, hould separation's power,
Impress with gloom each future hour,
Why ev'ry bliss destroy ;
Still our united thoughts shall greet,
Anrl though devoted they shall meet,
And thus partake of jo v.
From the Plebeian.
Tune Dundy Jim of Caroline."
I've often heard it said of late .
That New York oh! il is the State
Where the Loco boys are bound to shine
And teach the t oons to toe the line.
WfifH -lick the Coons till we let 'em
We're the hest little fellows in the coun
try oh! "
They may sing Coon songs but 'twill be
.When we come to strip their hides off
Coon principles are but skin deep.
Yet thro' iheirskin 'tis liard to peep,
So we'll strip their hides off in no time
From the Empire State to Caroline.
We'll lick the Coons, &c.
The Coons were dressed from top to foe,
In the finest cloth the world could show,
And then they. passed the Tariff black
usirip me snirt irom the Door man s
e' II lick the Coons,' &c. '
The Coon we know Is the farmer's bane,
It. eats his corn and steals his grain;
So we've sworn an oath to. kill the Coon
In November next about full moon.
We'll lick the Coons, &c.
JM what sport 'twill be to chase
'hat "same old Coon" from his hiding
As he DODS out. lo aire a cheer
will make the old Coon quake with
We'll lick the Coons, &c.
When at lat the Coon we've caught
V e' 11 ferve him worse than the old Coon
jhougju, : ' -
With United States notes we'll stuff his
And a Clay hank btiry his carcass in.
We'll lick the Coons, &c.
FOR THE TAItBOHu' PRESS.
CLA VI ANA.
Public curiosity, stimulated by the idol
airy of the Whigs, has given an interest to
every incident connected with Henry
Clay, giving meaning to every little ges
ture, and wisdom to every insignificant
word he may have uttered.
In accordance with excited curiosity,
ihe fuels are noted during Mr. Clay's
travel Irom Wilmington to Weldon.
As he landed at Wilmington he proceed
ed to make his opening speech, bv deel.tr
tg H was the first time he had ever placed
his feet on North f ar -dim site (Qiee tf
il would not he improper to call it sail, as
it was a sand b nk?l
Notice had been given along the road
that the people mighi gather at ihe various
depots to see him p ss, and in pursuance ol
this notice, JudgH N. who was riding the
Wilmington circuit repaired lo one of thej
adjacent Depots, w here they were introdu
ced with the following dialogue:
Mr. Cltv. 1 am gl id lo sec you Judge,
are you holding court here? there was on
Iv one house at the Depot ) .fudge N.
No, Sir. Mr. C. Then 5Tou probably
came to take the cars for some Court
Hons-'? Judge N. No, Sir (emphati
cally) I came to pay court to Mr. Clay.
At anoiher depot, Mr. Clay tvas brought
out by his Committee as usual for exhibi
tion. A fine specimen of a North Carolina
yeotmn, (politics unknown) remained mo
destly in the distance. One of the commit
tee advanced and asked him, to come up
and see Mr. Clay. Don't I see him, cried
the eoman. whee's my eves that I can't
ee him and the crowd bowing round
At the next depot, the moment the train
halted a little crowd, supposing not a mo
ment to be lot, rushed with their spokes
iran ahead, who cried out to the firt man
he met at the door, ! presume you are Mr.
Clay. Yes, replied Mr. Clay, I am glad
to see you. Well replied the spokesman
can't you interest us a little to-day, sir.
Why really, replitd Mr. Clay, I have so
horl a time lo stop amidst a very fatigu
ing journey, that 1 dont know what I can
say to you, but to wish you a long life and
a plenty of children. e'vt the. greatest
abundance of them, rejoined one of the
The Cars stopped for dinner at Goldsbo
ro Where Mr W., a zealous whig mer
chant of the 'adjoining town, congratulated
Mr. N. of Edgecombe (who was mistaken
lor a whig from Ihe crowd he was in,; on
the fact, th it Mr B., one of the intelligent
and wealthy planters of Edgecombe, had
been converted dining the irip to whigge
ry. Mr. N. corrected him. Hut replied
Mr. W. 'tis so, 1 have it from excellent
authority one of ihe whig committee.
Mr. N. assured Mr. W. he was sadly mis
taken, that Mr. B's politics were founded
on principles and not lo be aff cted by
whig parade, that he had gone to v ilming
ton a Democrat, and was leturning if possi
ble a stronger one. And if thai was a spe
cimen of whig calculations of success and
conversions, they lehed on broken reeds
After dinner, Mr. Clay indulged in
comfortable nap. As Homer himself used
to nod. It was an etlort ot human nature
in spite of ihe woiship and idolatry around
him. And at the nexi depots, the crowds
enjoyed the rare privilege of seeing a great
' Pis said no man is great to his valet, and
if the niftic gaze perceived any greatness
in that slumbering countenance, Ihey be
longed to that faithful crew who can see in
to mill clones.
Hut he was roused upas he approached
Edgecombe, it was due to her mighty de
mocracy who never slumbered on their
post Mr. Clay stepped out and eloquent
ly remaiked "this is the Mate ol Edge
combe, where are all the people?" Here,
replied Mr. H. chairman of the committee,
lei me introduce you to Mr. t. (a Whig)
the greatest raiser of blooded horses in Ihe
county. Ah! said Mr. Llay. which Mr
... f . T
I, is your lavorue norse now. iNone,
said Mr. U., "they are all young things
and untried." Here, again said Mr. 11 , I
will introduce you lo Mr. J. the greatest
farmer in Edgecombe. Ah! said Mr.
Clay, I should like to compare Ashland
When they had gone, Mr. 15. said to
his neighbor J., I have been introduced to
that great man as a mere owner of stod hor
ses, while you Mr J. got all the plause ol
being the best farmer, when you know 1
always beat you 25 percent. No matter
reolied J. for long belore this. Mr H. has
told him that he himself is a d-mned sigh
belter farmer lhan both of us together.
'; The Train whistle blew, and the cars
dashed big, with the freight of Caesar and I
FOR THE TARBORO PRESS.
Being at this time, during the dead hour
of night, alone in the sick chamber of a
near and dear friend, we feel in a measure
assured that those, ywho may lead what we
are about to write, will pardon us lor .ih
melancholy meditations which at piesent
engage our mind. While watching here
with our friend, it has occurred to us that
the greater portion of the community,
have but a faint idea of the labor both men
tal and physical, which a physician has to
undergo in this way; we can in a - measure
account for manifesting so much reluc
tance, in paying him for his services Af
t.er h iving finished oureffrt, could we but
feel assured, that we had added one parti
cle of light lo ihe subject, we would feel
ourselves amply rewarded for our labor.
As the aid of imagination is often sought
t picture scenes which have in reality ta
ken place, we feel somewhat justified in
seeking its aid on this occasion. We will
first fancy ourself at the residence of the
skilful physician, at the dead hour of night,
when the heavens have put on their mantle
of darkness, and "all is hushed in silene
around:" that silence is disturbed by a loud
and haty rap at the door, which is soo
opened, when a voice is Iv ard lo say, lint
some one is very sick and that the Doctor
is r quested to visit them; but being some
what curious to know something of the In
als of a physician, we conclude to attem
him on his visit. He knowing his patient
to be the only daughter of a new Inend.
goes with all speed possible. Whn w
arrived, one cannot imagine with hit a
greeting of welcome we were received;
when we entered, the faces which but ;
moment before were clo'hed with sadness
now seemed to be lighted up with as much
joy and gladness, as if the presence of the
Doctor could act like a m g et and drive
ueae awav. nut wnen inev see mm
ii . i .i i
cast his dark and penetrating eye upon the
idol of their hearts, his countenance begins
to change; and I ask, how can he help it.
when he ses lhat cheek which but a short
lime before wore ihe deepening tint of ihe
rose, now clothed with an ashy color of
paleness. He advances with a steady step
to ihe bedside and with his somewhat ner
vous hand feels of her pulse, and finds
them to be feeble and threadlike to the
feel, which he knows to be a good indica
tion that her "lamp of life is almost ex
During 1 his time all is silence, but that
silence is soon disturbed by the mother ap
proaching him, and with a sad heart en
quires how her daughter now is. He
evades the question by saying, lhat he
hopes she will change for the better. Hut
this answer is not satisfactory to the father,
who has nerved himself to hear the wort;
so he takes the Doctor aside and propounds
the same question, who deals more candidly
with htm lhan with his wife, and tells him
that it is very doubtful whether she wiM
live to see the light of another sun. This
comes like a dagger lo his heart, and his
grief is too great for utterance.
At ibis lime we will say that a messen
ger comes in great haste afier the Doctor.
o visit a young and affectiona!e wife, who
at this time is undergoing the most anxious
period of female life. He makes known
ihe fact, that his presence at the. place
where he now is any longer would be alto
gether unavailable; but probably death tar
ries longer here than he thought lor, and
the parents of the only daughter insist lhat
he should remain until she should close her
eyes in death. They are now ready to be
lieve lhat their daughter is in a state of as
phixia, and not in a dying state; they hope
lhat it is the case now as it sometimes is,
that learned men are subject lo bedeoeived.
The Doctor remains until she clones her
eyes in death, and then with all speed pos
sible he hastens to visit his other patient;
before he gets there she has closed her
eyes in death and preparations are then
making to shut her face from the world
forever. When he comes to make some
enquiry, he has every reason to believe that
had he come when first sent for. he might
have rescued her from an early grave. Im
agine to yourself, reader, if you can, what
were his feelings upon an occasion like
These are only a few of the many trials
which number themselves in ihe life of ihe
physician. The physical labors of which
we will now speak are very great, but are
not lo be compared with the mental. The
principal of these are, that he is subject to
be called on at any time whatever; if it be
a cold night when the bleak and chilly
winds are whistling around him in every
direction, or if it be during a thunder
storm when raging at its very height, he is
compelled lo go if called on. He is many
t imes deprived of the cheerful fireside when
he leasts expects it; he is liable to be dis
appointed; many times he is on his way
nome and meets a messenger who has been
afier him, ihen he has to turn and go an op
posite direction from that he expected to go.
I hope, reader, whoever you ' mav be,
provide ! vou dineed with me helore read
ing, I say I hope you will now agree with
me when I say, that the physician first ol
all h otihl be paid, and that he should occu
py the highest station in the hearts of all
lh.it know him.
MEDIC US STUDENS;
From the Democratic Signal.
It will soon be time for our candidate
or Giivi rnor to commence the canvas.
We very much regret the illness of Mr.
(iraham; we heartily desired lhat he should
have met his opponent on the stump; we
have ihe utmost confidence in the ability id
Col. Hoke, and wished for him no othei
idvan'age lhan such as he might make for
himself. To say nothing of ihe pisna'
popularity of the Democratic candidate ami
his ability before the people, ihe visit ol
Mr. Clay (if iht re should be a githeiing)
will be worth to him a number of votes
proportionate to th' multitude a ambled
"e hope Mr. ("lav will be able to come
back agtin souie time between August and
From the Raleigh Standard.
Judge Nash has accepted the seat offered
him on the Supreme Court Bench.
Wake Superior Court. The last term
of ibis Conrt closed on Saturday, the 6it
inst. That hardened offender Hardy Car
roll, was agim arraigned f r an offence
which, if convicte-l, he would have forfeit
ed his life. His honor Judge Peaison as
signed James H. Shepard and lias on 11
Wilder, E-qoins, as counsel for the pns
oner on hs arraignment on Wednesd.y.
On Thursday, his conn-el prepared an sffi
davit to rt moe the trial to another count v
on the gioun I that justice could not be oh
lained in Wake I he affidavit was allow
ed, and the uial removed to t ha:ham.
On Fridav the slander case, Samuel
Whitaker vs. .David Carter, was tried
The Jury found in favor of the plaintiff,
and gave damages in jhe sum of five hun
died dollars and costs.
On Saturday the case of the State vs. E-
Iheldred Pollard for Driury, was tried.
The ernrge wast that he had swoin falsely
in a material point in the case of I he State
vs. Madison Johnson, and the verdict of
ihe jury was guilty. We understand how
ever lhat judgment w'as anested.
Judge Pearson presided with his accus-
turned ability and dignity. ib.
From the lialcigh Stttr.
Hardy Carroll was tried and convicted
of a capital offence at Franklin Superior
Court; bit judgment was again suspended
in consequence of a defect in the Kecord
from Juh'.sion Court. This, howt vtr, on
ly puts off i he evil flay.
From the lialcigh Independent.
Population of North Carolina The
population of our Ma:e. according to ihe
6th census, amounts to 753, 4 1U of whom
.59 are employed in mining; 217, 0fl5 in
agriculture; 1,634 in commerce; 14,322
in manufactui e and trades; 327 in naviga
tion of Ihe ocean; 37.9 in navigation of ca
nals, lakes, and rivers; and 1.0S6 in the
learned professions and engineers. The
number of pensioner s for revolution try or , J.
military set vices is 609. Deaf and dumb''1
white per-ons 20 Insane and idiots 50
Coloied persons, deaf, dumb and blind,
241; ii.stne ami idiots, 221. The number
of primary ami common schools, was 632
number of 5ch(dars, 14,937. The num
ber of white persons, over 20 years of age,
w h: cannot read and write, was (in 1840)
56,609. We trust our next census .will
give a better account of this last return.
Of ihe number above mentioned, as embra
cing the whole population of the Slate,
245,817 are slaves.
(JjfWehave received the proceedings
of the Grand Lodge ol North Carolina, on
the establishment of a Seminary of Learn
ing, for the Education of orphans and in
digent children of Masons and others. The
following is an extract:
"In the Slate of North Carolina alone,
there are from 8 to 10.000 Masons. If
only 2.000 of this number were lo contri
bute ihe small sum of 5S10 annually for five
years, il would amount to J510O.000; a sum
sufficient to insure the accomplishment ol
Death by Lightning. On Wednesday
the 20th inst. a young man by the name ol
Underwood, residing on Stoney Creek, ii
the county of Orange, was struck by light
ning white standing in his own house, am
instantly killed. A little child was cling
ingto his pantaloons who escaped entire!)
unhurt. " .
(O We published last week, a sketch o
a bill now before the Maryland Legist
lure, for ihe removal from th:.t State of. all
fee negroes. We hope ev ry one will
r ad i, as it is a subject. whi h must soon
o cupy more of public a tention than has
yet been bestowed upon it. We did not
have an opportunity, last week, of accom
panying it with any remarks, which is the
reason we call attention to il now. We
shall watch its progress, although it is pos
sible that Maryland may not act at this ses
sion, as it is confidently believed lhat Vir
ginia will co operate in the measure next
year. Inde-'d, when Maryland acts the
o-her States will have to act also, in felf
defence; for it is very obvious that when
the vast body of free colored population
shall come lo be dislodged from Maryland,
they would make for Virginia and North
Carolina; and it would be for those States
to say whether or not they would give
them a resting place. Maryland has had
ihe subject under consideration for some
Mine. he is overiHin with population of
this sort, and of the most worthless kind,
and is determined to get rid of it. We
nope the Legislature of North Carolina
will not be asleep. Fay. Car.
li gamy in Nash. We learn that
Woouson W. Lewis was arraigned, tried
and convicted for (as il is very humanely
termed in law,) the crime of bigamy.
ome time in 37 or '8, Woodson spied a
fa r (lou1) damsel in Franklin; wooed and
von her io his better worser) hall. 1 he
fir I quarter ol Ihe hotiey-iiioon was not
yi t bill, v hen she let t him alone in this
wide world, and look up with the person
who ai Court was ihe investigator of ihe
pioecutiun. Woodson could not bear all
this load of injury and insult; so he struck
his lent, shook the dusi from his feet, dri
d his fedding teardrop for his fickle false
one, and bid adieu a long and everlasting
adieu to the rock flint hills of Franklin,
and wende I Ins way to ihe fruit-bearing
plains of sunny Nash. He was lucky (un-.
'lucky ; he pitched his tent, tilled the soil,
aiid wooed and wou another of the frail
fair of Madam Eve's descendants. Wood
ui) was not troubled with much of the
chattels (trash) of this world so his mi
gration had not placed him a half day's
journey from the first scenes of his decep
tion; and his last half (better she was,)
knew of his former marriage, but never
having crossed ihe line or left ihe neigh
borhood, she was not aware lhat Ihe laws
of her country had in store for her tno
cent and simple heart, all its thunders of
vengeance She and Woodson however,
lived peaceably for a twelve month, when
moved and instigated by the d 1
(Woodson's former wife we guess,) 'the
villain who robbed Woodson of his fickle
first came, had him put upon his trial for
the crime of bigamy. 'Ihe presiding
Judge as.-igned learned counsel to assist
Woodson to evade ihe unjust hardship.
Though Woodson was poor, his counsel'
plead for him with ingenuity and great ar
gument. Hut the proof was plain, and,
the Judge in his charge staled lo the Jury,
that if tl-ey found him guilty on the proof
that if upon examination of the act of
Assembly, he should be of opinion lhat he
had no discretion in his punishment, not
believing ibis a rase thai called for ihe rig-:
or of ihe law, he would heartily join them
in a p tit ton to the Governor for pardon.
Woodson was convicted. The Judge
examined the act; was under the impress-:
ion from the balance of the chapter and its
own reading, ns evident policy, that the;
punishment was discretionary, and there-,
ore sentenced htm to remi;i in prison till
May Court, receive 10 lashes, pay cost
and he discharged. '
The Judge moreover directed suit to bo
brought on his second marriage bond, for
the benefit of his second wife. Clarion.
(J-'hn H. Steele, the Governor elec
of New Hampshire was born in North Ca
rolina and is a carriage maker by trade.
iV. Y. Jour, of Com.
Oregon. Territorial Govermeni for- '
med Hecent letters state that at a meet
ing of the American settlers in the spring ,
of 43, a Government was regularly formed
by ihe choosing of Judges. Sheriffs, Clerks,
&c. It was a perfect Territorial Govern
ment, except that no Governor was ap
pointed. Wisconsin The Legislalire Council 1
of Wisconsin have passed a bill referring
the ques'ion of Stale organization to the !
people at the next fall election. No doubts
were entertained but thai the bill would be
tpproved by the pe pie.
Iowa The bill providing for taking Ihe
-ense of the people upon the subject of
taie organization having become a law,
he people of ihe Territory will be called
ipon totake the preliminary step in April
lext, by voting for or against a Convention,,
ioform a constitution. From all we could ,
earn upon the subject during ihe ftessiotl
f the Legislature, we are led to the firtu
nlief thai ihe iiefcUidh of the people
largely in favor of.ihe convention.
Iowa City Reporte