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Tarborough) Edgecombe Cotmiy J L Saturday, llay 4, 1844.
The Tarborouli Press, tone. So far, confessedly, we were much
By GeokGe Howakd. Jr ' Ratified, and really began to suspect, thai
Is published weekly at Two Dollars per year, lhe predictions We had formerly expressed,
if paid in advance or, Two Dollars and Fifty might have done him injustice: and espe
Cents at the expiration of the subscription year, ciallv that the violent Whig partigtns, we
Subscribers are at liberty to discontinue at any new- to be present, might poibly vet he
.j time on giving notice thereof and pay.njr arrears d jS:ippo;n,e( in lhe m:lnner jn hch hp
Advertisements not exceeding a square will he r ... .1 ' ,' , vim-n w
Indued at Om Dollar the fust insertion, and 25 was to acquit himself. But the veil Was
cents for every continuance. Longer advertise- very soon lifted, and our doubts entirely
ments at that rale per square, Court Urders and
Judicial Advertisements 25 net cent, higher. Ad
Vertisements must be marked the number of inser
tions required, or they will be continued until
otherwise directed, and charged accordingly.
Letters addressed to the Kditor must be post
paid, or they may nol be attended to
From the Plebeian.
Rejoice, ye Democrats, rejoice,
For hark, how Deals throughout the
Democracy loud, trumpet voice,
Calling upon her faithful band
To rally in the glorious cause
Of liberty and equal laws
Then Democrats, come, join our band,
Come join, join our band.
Form in, form in our cause is just,
But tho' oft victors in the fight,
When warring with our foes we must,
To nobly triumph, all unite
Unite, and as a sea girt rock
Throws back the surge, resist their shock.
Then Democrats, come, join, &c.
Fling forth, fling forth your banner bright,
And hail, as now it fl tats in air,
Surrounded by its stars of light,
Van Buren's name emblazoned there,
A name Columbia proudly boasts
To lead to victory her hosts.
Then Democrats, come join, &c.
Our flg our flag the winds of Maine
Delight to kiss its ample folds
The far west welcomes it again
The South with joy sees it unrolled;
'Key-Stone" and "Empire's" sons so
Rejoice to see our banner wave.
Then Democrats, come, join, &c.
March on, march on the foe tho trained
we ve vanquished oil and can once
The field the Whigs in forty gained
Must be reclaimed in forty four
And then we'll sing rejoice rejoice
A Democrat's the people's choice.
Then Democrats, come, join our band,
Come join, join our band.
From the Democratic Signal.
MR. CLAY'S VISIT.
Mr. Clay reached this City. on Friday
afternoon last, and remained here until yps
terday, when he took his departure for
Petersburg, tie was welcomed on his ar
rival wilh much enthusiasm by his politi
cal friends, who, with the City (iuards,
under Capt. Lucas, and the Dragoons, un
der Capt. Slith, conducled him to his lodg
ings at Gov. Moreheads, whose guest he
was. during his stay in the City.
We shall not attempt to go into the par
ticulars of the actings and doings whicl
transpired in Raleigh on Saturday. We
know that Newspaper accounts of such
proceedings are most always looked upon
as biassed hy prejudice on the one side or
the other even in the item of computiu
the number in attendance: and we desire
therefore, to be as brief as may be possibly
consistent with a substantially correct nar
rative of the main facts only, to which we
were witne-s. Remarking that the num
ber of visiters in our City on Saturday
estimated hy the "Independent' a neu
tral paper at 2 to 3000, is, in our judg
ment, a very liberal calculation, we pro
ceed to notice first
The Speech of Mr. Clay. The distin
guished orator was ushered on the stand
about 12 o'clock, on Saturday, amidst the
congratulations of his friends, and preceded
by a Band of Music, and a great parade of
Manners and nictures. He was then intro
duced to the assembly by Gov. Morehead
with some prefatory compliments to him
as the guest of the Slate: to which he res
ponded in a speech of about 2 hours. Mr
Clay commenced bv returning his thanks
the Governor, to the Committee, the la
dies and his friends, for the warm recep
'ion which had been extended to him; he
then paid a handsome tribute to the State
for her eminent virtues, and as being the
first to declare her independence of the
"ritish Crown: he alluded to the busine
character of his visit to the South, congrat
ulated himself upon the opportunity if af
forded him of seeing this State for the first
hme, and making the acquaintance of ma
ny of her worthiest citizens; and earnestly
disclaimed any intention on his part, to
makefris tour art electioneering or political
removed; and we venture to say that the
most ardent Whig spirit in the whole as
sembly, thought him, before' he concluded
his sppeh. sufficiently laudatory through
out, of his party and himself, and quite suf
ficiently uncompassio iate and denouncing
towards his opponents, to answer the elec
tioneering purposes at least of the Whig
pitty admitting that he was not thus mov
ed himself His speech Was an elaborate
defence of himself and his party ab ovo
usque ad mala. Without intending to
dwell upofi the various questions which he
discussed, as being at issue before the coun
try, we cannot but notice the peculiar em-
Jphasts with whi-h he vindicated PRO
rEOrjVE TARIFFS, as th policy ol
the Whig party, and the true policy of lhe
Government. W hen we h-ard him argu
ing thus speaking fr his pirty, aye. as
he exprvssly declared, lor 'every Whig
he hail spoken to on the subject since h
left, home for the entire party in the
South; and to all intents and purposes, jus
tifying the infraction mule upon the
compromise Act of 1832, bv the last Tar
IT Act of Congress, how forcibly were the
events of that memorable period, and th
part which Mr. Clay then bore, presented
before us! That Compromise Act was ma
tured by himself, and presented as an of
lering at the Altar of the Union; and for
its sake and in it name, Mr. C. has been
hailed by his friends as the Saviour of
the Union." Nor would we detract a
tythe from the signal services he then ren
lered, in urging and consummating its pas-
age. Its provisions were salutary, and
were, at the time regarded by all, as perm
anent and sealed. Mr. Webster and oth
ers opposed them, because they were in
tended to be permanent and settled. Mr.
Clay himself, Feb 2, 1832, in view of any
future attempts that might be made to un
settle the adjustments of his Compromise,
exclaimed in his place in the Senate
44 What man who is entitled to deserve
the character of an American Statesman.
would stand up in his place, in either
House of Congress, and disturb this treaty
of peace and amity?
And again, afterwards he said, speaking
of the Compromise Act
The Bill before us strongly recom
mentis itself by its equality and impartiali
tv. it lavors no one interest, and no one
Sta'e, bv an unjust sacrifice of others. It
deals equally by all."
Again, he said
"I am anxious to find out some principle
of mutual accommodation to satisfy, as far
as practicable, both parties; to increase the
stability of legislation; and at some distant
lay but not too distant, when we take
into viev the magnitude of the interests
involved to brim? doicn the rate of du
ties to the revenue standard, for which
our opponents have so long contended "
These were bis sentiments in 1S.12, and
the position he then assumed and the part
he then took in settling, as was hoped for
ages, this difficult and important question.
contributed, more than all other acts of his
life, to remove the cloud which had hung
about his name, in the South. But every
North Carolinian who heard him on Satur
day, or who has read his late letters, and
marked his course since 1S41, must answer
whether, in upholding the enormities and
oppressions of the Whig Act of 1842. he
does nol uphold a plain violation of the
Compromise Act, and a policy reared up
upon its ruins; whether he doe not seri
ously "disiutb that treaty of peace and
amity" between the North and South, and
again bestow that favoritism and protection
upon the manufacturing interests and man
ufacturing States, 'bv the same unjust sac
rifice of others,' which led to the difficul
ties of 'S2.
But we hasten to other portions of his
speech. If we had the space, (which we
have not) to note down his arguments up
on the various questions he discussed, we
should deem it unnecessary to do so, in as
much as his friends must admit, there was
nothing in them fresh and different from
what may be seen, expressed in similar
terms, ana wnn similar spiru, m me reu
eral presses of the day. In relation to i
National Bank, his principal argument
were, the parental duty of the rederal
Government to furnish a currency for its
citizens the practicability of making na
tional bank notes current the world over,
and fanswering the objections of oppo
nents that such an institwution never had
been, and never could be, in this country.
as they had not been in . other countries,
dangerous to the public liberties. .
Mr.' C, with much bitterness, and as
we thought, without provocation, denoun
ced Repudiation in Mississippi, as the pol
icy of the Democratic party, in that Statf;
t hough he admitted that the party general
ly, were not chargeable with the sin.
He justified and defended his party i i
their employment of such electioneering
agencies, a Pictures, Raccoons, poles,
inging of Whig songs, and so forth and
contended that these were innocent means
used by his party to "jollify and amuse the
Upon the subject of Distribution his re
marks were principally confined to an ani
mad version against those States which have
declined taking their shares of the land
Fund. We refer the reader to another
column for some obervations on the subjpc.t.
And he concluded by reading from a scrip
of paper he held in his hand, a synopsis of
the doctrine and measures generally of
"great Whig party.' j
Altogether, the occasion was as we pre
dieted it would be one of the highest par-j
ty excitement; and though Mr. Clay ex
pressed his intention nol to make it so, the,
whole scope and tenor of his speech, could
not have been more fitly adapted to tha
end. If, with that frankness which once!
was his, and for which we have often ex
pressed our admiration, he had come out
boldly 'declared himself a candidate and
following that announcement, had made
he eech he did. we should be o mured t
leclare the effort one of the best for elec
tioneering efieel we have ever heard. On
the contrary, however, he disclaims such a
motive in visiting the State, and addres
ing the people; and if his speech, in Jurm
being indisputably an electionering one
those who heard him should suspect it was
so also in fact he should nol complain
Nor can he expect to appear m any othet
light than that of seeking to procure tin
advantages, without incurring the responsi
bilities, of a position before the public.
which the reflecting of.all parties, have been
accustomed to regard as a departure from
former usages, and as a most pernicious ex
ample to all patties hereafter; to wit.
that of a Candidate for the high Office
of President, stumping il over the Coun
Other speeches weredelivered on Friday
and Saturday evenings, by Messrs. Stanly,
Hrownlowof Tenn., Reed of Person, Shel
ton, and B. W. Leigh of Va., ( herry,
Nash, Badger, Moore, of Halifax, Syme of
Va , Miller, Guthrie and Harriss. Of the
merrits and spirit of these performances,
we shall say little. These who heard them,
Whigs and Democrats will hear witness
that they were characterized by much at
tempted ridicule of the Democratic party,
by unusual acrimony and some of them, by
gross and indecent villification- The ora
tors seemed to vie with each other, no less
in heaping abuse upon Mr. Van Buren,
than in extolling Mr. Clay. Of the speci
mens we heard, we might mention the al
lusion to Mr. Van Buren, by Mr. Shelton
of Va. as having been opposed to the late
War, and having rejoiced whei ever our
arms were defeated! Bv some he was rid-
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American neon c. as the latter could look
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iiiiii iiiiu nun CAisicntri iiiiw wy inn vj i
the speakers, M
r. narnss oi oranvme,
i, . c ,y ,,
towards the close of the scene (when en
thusiasm had reached its zenith he was de
nounced as being without the slightest
pretensions to the character of a gentleman,
patriot or Christian."
We must, however, do the whigs each
one we hear speak on lhe subjcl the jus
ticetosay that the speech of Mr. Harriss,
as well also that of Mr. Brownlow, was re
ceived hy them, with the strongest and
most unequivocal disapprobation.
(QfMark Ware, the Sheriff of Glouces
ter Co , N. .1. who committed an assault
upon Wm. Bateman at a church on a Sun
day, for an alleged attempt to kiss his wife,
pleaded guilty to an indictment last week,
and was fined $ by lhe Court. Mr. B.
also brought a civil suit against him, and
the case occupied nearly the whole of the
week. The jury returned into Court wilh
a verdict of guilty arid $100 damages.
(jyThe New . York American says:
"An old building about to be pulled down
in the Bowery, was sold for thirty dollars
to two Irishmen, on condition that they
would remove it. They went to work at
it, and in tearing open some of the wains-
coating, lound a jug, wnicn, on examina
tion, proved to be a money jug, contain
ing, il is said, nine thousand dollars in gold
coin, i nis is a guuu pnc.
Almost Incredible. :We learn by a
gentleman who hasjust arrived in this city
from Cincinnati, Ohio, that one firm in
the grocery business there, has shipped al
ready this season for the New Orleans mar
ket, forty five hundred barrels of eggs
each of which contained ninety dozen; and
when in New Orleans sell at JS8 per barrel.
(JpThe extensive hotel establishment
at Picolata, Florida, built at an expense,
(including furniture.) of $13 000, togfclh-
er with '340 acres of land, was oflered for
ale in St Augustine (Florida,) a few davs
under the direction of the Planters1
Bank, at Savannah, and was bid in by tlieir
agent at $1000; the furniture of the hotel
The Great Valley.--The Mississippi
Valley h is no parallel on earth--its length
may be estimated at not less than 2500
miles: and its main breadth is from 1200
to 1 500 There are many facts to prove
tnat it was once covered wilh a vast ocean
and that the great change was brought
about by repeated and long continued vol
canic convulsions. this valley is the most
delightful, the richest, and the fairest n
tiou of the eaith, and capable of sustaining
a population of 190 000,000.
(pRev. H. C. Tax lor, late of the 0
herliu Institute, convicted on his own con
Cession, of attempting to effect an abortive
birth, has been srntenced, at Elyria, Ohio,
to imprisonment in the county jail for one
year, and to py a fine ol two hundred dol
lars, and the costs of prosecutution. On
hree indictments for stealing he plead'1
guilty, and was fined for each offence $25
Nine other indictments were wi'hdrawn.
Mormons in Alabama --The Mobil
Journal of the 7th inst. says: Th
Mormons are upon our border. We le irn
from a late lelttr from Sumpter county,
that they are making a somewhat formida
hie demonstration in the adjoining countx
of Mississippi. They commenced opera
tions at Pleasant Springs late in the fall
and now number about seventy-five prose
ltes some twenty being seceders fron
the Methodic connexion, and about twen
ty-six from the BaptiM the balance Iron'
non-professors They have recently com
n enced propagating their fiith at Brook
lyn, only a few miles from our State line,
where they will brobably meet with a like
Melancholy Disaster. The Cape Bre
ton riint ol lhe 1 imes slates tnat a long
boat belonging to St. Anne, containing six
individuals, got entangled in the ice, in het
passage from North Sidney to that place
The boat was found completely embedded
in the ice. driven bv the wind on the
north shore of St. Anne's, with her crew
frozen to death. Unfortunate men! ihey
perished in sight of their homes, and al
most within hearing of the voices of their
friends, and yet beyond the reach of huma
aid! Two of these men were to be mariied
in a few days, and the voyage on which
the' perished was undei taken for the pur
pose ol puichising goods at North Sidney
lor their weddings.
lv tie lrauing. An Uhlo paper gives
an account of swapping wives in Hancock
county "in that State, a branch of trade
heretofore confined to England. Two
neighoors, Henry Adams and Jacob hn
, . ,. . . -
sperger, beingdissatished with their wives
1 " . " .
agreeu upon an exchange Adams receiv-
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iei r.nsjjeiiier s wiie ami ins iwu oi lour
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i iiiiiii tu, uiiu icn inc turning. iu-jjci j;c
received in exchange Adams wife and
four children, and a deed for his farm as a
boot. A lew (!a s after, a warrant was is
sued by a Magistrate, and Mrs. Adams ar
rested, but Ensperger had eluded the offi
cer, though he was in the neighborhood,
and may beariested. Independent.
Printers 'The Mayors of the the fol
lowing cities are printers: London, Ed
inburg, Glasgow and Washington. Also,
the Mayor elect of New York is a printer.
Marks on Cards We stated the other
day that a Mr. J. H. Green, a reformed
gambler, in a lecture delivered at St. Lou
is, had announced that he could detect the
suit and number of each card in a pack per
fectly new, by marks upon the back made
in manufacturing them. His skill has
been tested by experiment, and the editor
of the Si. Louis Organ, who was one of
the committee appointed to put him to the
proof, says that out of the five diflf-rent
packs, in two or three he told every card
in ihe other packs the greater number.
I hese marks were perfectly clear when
pointed out by him, although they are so
small and so cunningly concealed that no
one could discover them except makers of
cards and gamblers. He also showed ma
ny tricks and deceptions which are practi
sed by gamblers.
Mr. Green states that all makers of cards
have their various private marks, which
are studied by all professed gamesters. He
himself has mamufactured cards, and he
knows the trickery of the business.
(JpThey are to hare a monument at
New Orleans al an expense of 8400,000 to
commemorate the great battle.
N. V. Citizen.
rTJThe Millerite Tabernacle, which
i was erected about a year since in Boston,
for the use of the Rev. Starkweather's Si
oety, has been converted into a warehouse
for the sale of carpets ib.
A Crack Shot. Mr. Bennett, a young?
gentleman, a few week since, on the
Plumsted common Kent. England, under
to k, for a wager, to hit 140 penny pieces,
with a pistol, thrown tip by another indi
vidual; which feat, to the astonishment of
a number of spotting characters present,
he accomplihed without missing a single
piece but with the ball from the piece, doub
ling the pennies up.
Queen Victoria Reported Insanity.
Letters from highly respectable source
in England, received in this city by the
last arrival from New York, intimate dis
tinctly, what has been before darkly hinted,
at, that the insanity which so long afHicted
tieorge 1 1 1, is likely to prove hereditary
in his grand daughter, Queen Victoria.
The symptoms, it is said, are already appa
rent, producing as yet but little more than
whai the French term fete montee but
giving rise to painful apprehensions of the
result. The various journeys of the Queen
to Scotland, France, and Belgium, and her
fequent short tours in various counties of
England, have been made, it is farther
said, in the hope that a change of scene,
nd filling the mind with new thoughts,
might break the dislembered chain, and, if
possible, avert lhe threatened danger.
Phis may be nothing but gossip, but when
is in this case there is the hereditary taint
finsarily in the blood, there is always
reason for apprehension. A few weeks or
months will probably prove, the tiulh or
falsity of ti e rumors now current. We
lVrently hope Ihey will turn out to be
lalse, for we can conceit e oi no event whose
consequences would be more calamitous to
the whole civilized world than the insani
ty of the Queen of England.
Buffalo Com. Advertiser.
(?TThe question Is it belter
ami grow lat. or work and starver was
absolutely debated some few evenings
since, in the ball room of a certain hotel in
the city of New York.
fl Compliment. I really cannot
sing, belitve me, sir," was the reply , of
a young lady loan empty fop. I'm rath-,
er inclined to believe, madam (rejoined he
with a smirk,) that you are fishing for
compliments." "No,' exclaimed the
lady, "I never fish in such shallow
Ab End to 7.-Put it out a little fur
ther," said a doctor who was examining
the tongue of a female patient; she compli
ed. A little further still, if you please"
she obeyed again. "Put it out as far as
possible, madam. "
'Mercy, doctor," says she, "you must'
think there is no end to a woman's
(jpA Clergyman was censuring a 1
young lady for tight lacing. Why,,,
replied the young lady, "you could not
surely recommend loose habit to your
parishioners," The clergyman smiled.
ftT'A Be lately married a 'Miss
Flowet whereupon somebody has been
guilty of the pun:
"Well has ihe little busy Bee
Improved each shining hourj
He gathirs honey now all day
From one sweet chosen Flower,
And from his hive, if Heaven pleases
He'll raise a swarm of little Beeses.' "
(JpOut of the fullness of the heart, and ;
emptiness of the pocket, some printer thus '
speaketh: ' '
I hate tight lacing and loose conversation,
Abundant gab, and little information! -The
fool w ho sings in bed and snores in
Who laughs while talking and who talks ,
These things I hatej yet more I hate to see '
The printer cheated of his hard earned fee.
Punning. A person named I '"Owen ?
Moore once left his tradesman somewhat ,
unceremoniously, on which occasion a wag
'Owen Moofe has run awayy ' t
Owin more than hecan pay."
(pAn Italian once boasting of the beaU '
ties of his country to a Yankee, mentioned '
Vesuvius as the climax which America
had nothing like. . i
"Pooh," exclaimed Jonathan "darn
your Vesuvius! we've got a Niagara thal'Jlf
put it out in five minutes."
(pA New York editor, who found a
baby in his front yard the other morning,'
requests all persons not to "Jay 'their sins
at his door' "