Tarborough, Edgecombe County, .T, V.. Saturday, 3ugmt 21, 1 8 14.
ot. XX. .lt. 34.
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From the Vermoi.t Spirit of the Age.
WHEN THIS OLD HAT WAS NEW.
A NEW KDITION BY SLASHER & CO.
When this old hat was new
Some twenty years aro,
The Federalists began to fear
A final overthrow
And to keep their party up
Ai.d make it look less "blue,"
They've change d their name a dozen time:
Since this old hat was new!
When this old hat was new,
Ere "patent whigs" were made.
The Feds against the rights of mart
; W.ere openly arrayed . - -But;i3Ugh
they now deny the name,
. As knaves are won't to do,
Their doctrines look just as they did
When this old hat was new;
When this old hat was new
. The Feds despised the poor.
And blushed if they were caught within
A dirty "ratV duor
The Democrats alone were found
Among the toiling crew.
Logs woe not rolled in rushed shiri3
When this old hat was new.
hen this old hat was new
'Tis known that Harry Clay
Frofessed to be a democrat,
Before he went astray,
And for the "Secretary ship"
, Sold out to John QM
The man he called, a "traitor black,"
When this old hat was new!
When this old hat was new
(Ere Harry changed his coat,)
He oft declared "no decent mac?
. Would evei beg a vote!"
But now he goes a stumping round,
And begs the country through
Tis very strange how things have charged
Since this old hat was new!
When this old hat was new,
i He rau for President,
But found too late that he was not
The man the people meant!
And now he'll find in spite of all
That cash and coons can do.
The people think just as they did
W hen this old hat vras new,
3 ':"S'f 'fl V Wr'
From the Raleigh Stand zrd.
MECKLHyjJURG MASS MEETING.
Below we present letters from several
of the distinguished gentlemen who were
invited t attend the v.real Mass Mtetimr
m Merk.'eno::: g cour.! ?n this State:
, . Columbia. Tenn., July 2, 1844
Gentlemen: I have had the honor to re
ceive your letter of the 15th ultimo, invi
ting me on In half of a public meeting
uf the Democracy of Mecklenburg, to visit
North Carolina, and to be present at a
"public barbecue" to be given at Char
lotte on the 23d instant. Having been
nominated by the Democratic National
Convention lately assembled at Baltimore,
as a candidate for the ofiic.e of President of
the United v.ates, and havj.ig accepted the
norwnatiun, I at?i constrained by a. sense of
p"fDricty to decline accepting all, invita
lions to a,""1 public meetings of the peo
ple (iu;inj the pendency of the Freoidenr
tial election. In adopting this course I
but follow the t xm.ple of the eminent men
who have preceded me as candidates for
that high station. It would afford me
sincere pleasure, I assure yon, to yisitonce
more the scenes cf my early youth, and
"to meet on the consecrated roi I where first
was declared the Independence of .this
country," the descendants ol the "illustri
ous patriots of May, ,75;" and if in any
instance I could depart from the rule, of
conduct which I. have prescribed for rr.y-&-lf
in thU if;rrri. ii wnold he to visit the
people of my native county cf Meckleu
turg, whom you represent.
Trusting, gentlemen, that the reasons
hich induce me to decline your invita
tion may be deemed satisfactory by your-,
lves and by my fellow citizens of Meck
lenburg, I ahi' with great respect, . ,.
Your obedient servant,
JAMES K. POLK.
To Messrs C. J. Fox, and others. Com
mittee of Invitation. Charlotte, N. C.
June 21. 1844.
Gentlemen: Your h?Uvr of.the 15th in-j
6tant, reached me to-day, and .1. feel ex
ceedingly gratified by the kind and cordial
manner in which, on behalf of the Democ-
racy of Mecklenburg County vou have in
vited my presence at a Barbecue on the
23d of next July. I ben vou to believe
that no similar courtesy from any portion
ui my;ienow:citizens could be appreciated
more mguiy man one coming from a dis
trict hallowed in the memory of patriotism
as the very first to echo with the sound of
American Independence. It so happens
however, that I have promised a. veteran of
'76, the Chairman of a Committee from
Montgomery county in this State, to join
him and his neighbors, at. a Harvest Home
Celebration, on a fH 1 of Revolutionary
encampment, at Whitemarsh, and on the
day preceding the one you have indicated.
If distance did not render it impracticable,
how much delight might be crowded into
the brief course of two days, by mingling
scenes and associations sacred at once to
both the civil and -the military glory of our
country ! Obliged lu deny myself the en
joyment of participating in your festival,
accept the following as my humble contri
bution to its sentiment: -
The County of Mecklenburg; Whose
fearless democracy earliest launched the
bolt of Independence a proud birih-pliet
lor a people's champion!
1 am, gratefully and respectfully,
Your friend and tello .v citiz--".-,
G. M. DALLAS.
To Messrs. C. J. Fox, &.c.
Washing i on, June 30, 1S44.
Gentlemen: 1 am honored by your note
of the 15th inst.tendering to me, in the
name of the Republican party qf Mecklen
burg county, an invitation to a Barbecue at
Charlotte, on the 23d of July next. 1 re
gret that my cScia.1 duties here compel me
to decline its acceptance, as sfrong as is the
inducement, which the occasion and the
place hold out to accept. 1 am highly flat
tered by the cordiality of your invitation,
and the grounds on which you placed it.
There is nothing which I have more at
heart, than to see restored and placed in the
ascendancy in their full vigor the old piin-
ciples ot the Kepublican party. My con
viction is deep and of long standing, that
on it the;duraion of our glorious political
system and Union depends... It is that
alone, . which can resist the fatal tendency
to consolidation, which for. many years has
.marked the progress of cur Government,
and which has been accomplished by in
creasing confusion, corruption: and loss of
confidence, as it approaches nearer to it
consummation. It has been my destiny to
stand in opposition to this fatal .tendency a
large portion cf my political life, often un
der the most trying circumstances. If it
i3 ever to be arrested, it must be speedily
done. It will soon be too strong to be re
sisted. Much will depend on the approa
ching contest. Should the Kepublican par
ly succeed, and should they in good kith,
earnestly and early commence the great tiitl of apoplexy on Sunday Iast,'at 4 o'
woi k ot bringing back that Government to 1 cjoc:
the original principles and policy cf the tj was sitting at )is front (oor in jea.
party, the hopes ol the founders ot our p- din. Pa-., at 10 o'clock on Saturday night,
liticd system. may still be realized; cur lib-1 as he generally did, to get the cool air,
erties preserved, and our free, popular, fe- jam about eeven hc was. foun(j proslrate
deral institutions be ever the admiration of j and jnsfensible . on the step of the door,
the world.; But if not, it is to be feared, huvinr fallen from the chair. He never
the opposite will be our doom. .
In conclusion, I offer the following sen
timcnt: .... , ,
Tht Republican Party: May it suc
ceed in the coming ejection, and may its
success be followed by the restoration and
firm establishment ot its original principles!
and policy. ,
With grett respect,
1 am, Sic &c. .-
s J. C. CALHOUN.
To Messrs. C. J. Fox, &c.
Delroil,June 2S, 1844..
Gentlemen: 1 have had the honor to re
ceive. y;our invitation to attend the Barbe
cue to be given on. the. 23d of July, by the
Democratic party pf Mecki? nburg county.
Distance and other causes will prevent me
from being present upon that occasion, but
I fully participate with you in the feelings
which have given rise to the proposition to
celebrate the union and prospects of our
party upon a spot.whic! was the first to
raise the battle-cry; of Independence, and
which was the-birth-place. cf. the able and
eminent citizen who hw ben selected by
our General Convention a a our candidate
i lid P.hipf. Mairistracv ef :.'.:s vret lit -
public. Though absent, - I er-ruiatiy
unite with you in the "efforts f the resi
ration .of the republic.a.. .p-.Lty. Xo power,"
and from the enthusi si:i . -.vilh .which the
nomination is every where received, I con
fidently anticipate the triumph of our prin
ciples, and the election pf ,James K. Polk,
who, by his past services, in the Democrat
ic party, has given the sure3t pledge of his
future devotion to Kb same great cause.
With much respect, , .
I am, gentlemen, . .
Your obedient servant,
: v t,EW. CASS.
To Messrs. C. J. Fox, &.c.
Lancaster, 6th of July, 1844.
Gentlemen: Please to accept my grate-1
ful acknowledgments for your kind invita-!
lion to a public Barbecue to be given byj
me uemocrauc party ot Mecklenburg on
the 23d instant. I can assure you I should
esteem it a high privilege to meet the De
mocracy of the old North State, "on the
birthpot of Arr.er ican Independence," and
io exchange friendly salutations with the
descendants of those, brave and patriotic
men who there first pledged their lives,
their fortunes, and their sacred honor in the
cause of American liberty. I have, there
fore, most sincerely to regret that my en
gagements at home render it impossible
t hat I should accept your. invitation. .
Will you please tc present to the assem
bled company the following sentiment in
Old McckUnlurg, and Ahclclen burg's
native son, James A. Polk: "The bitih
spot of American Independence" is the
soil most worthy to produce Democratic
Yours, very respectfully,
To M est rs. C. J. Fox, &.c.
From the Mudisonian.
Downfall of a Republic Soon th Uist cf July. His- fever ran ever one hun
vs of the la-t invasion of Texas will idre'd days .without anv material change.
strike discordantly or. the ears of the free I
of the United States. The hosts ol
Santa Anna, the liberated prisoner on hon
orable parole, the supplicating object of
Texan mercy, are on their way tq Texas,
to spread devastation over the land. We
understand that his army is commanded
mostly by European officers. The money
to pay the. expenses of the invasion has
been advanced by the British Government,
and the expedition was set on fool as soon
as the news of the rejection of the treat y of
annexation by our Senate reached Mexico
Too Bad. A friend who is one of the
craft, writing from Washington city,, in
forms us that at the whig printing ofiic?
where he was employed, there were print
ed for gratuitous circulation, 5,000 copies
of a speech, purporting to have been deliv
ered by -J. J. Hardin, in the House of Rep
resentatives, abusive of the private as
well a public character of Mr. Van Bu
ren, (a second Ogle affair, we suppose,)
which, since the nomination of Polk and
Dallas, have all been suppressed; a dead
loss. 'This is a truth for which wo can
vouch, knowing the character . of our au
thor. And .such was the sluff with whi h
those political murderers of private charac
ter were going to electioneer against Mr
Van Buren. . We thank heaven that ihey
were disappointed in their prey. Fay. Jour.
Died. We regret to state that the Hon.
Hpnrv A. M iihlnnhiiro" thr 1pmrr?lip
L ,,Mpdte for Governor, in' Ppnnsvlvani.
spoke after. He was 62 years old.
1 his depri
rives the democratic parly ofjiXlr- Wilunp a married man, somewhat ad -
,'ocate: and at this particular I vanced ? .year?, who had been previously
?t n!il- nlv
lime is a severe loss. . We see that Mr.
Francis R. Shunk, .will probably be ,he
candidate in Mr. M.?s place.
Mr. Shu ok
was the next prominent name when Mr.
M. was nominated. ib.
Fracas between Gov. Thomas, rf Ma
rylund, and Ur. Ty er.A letter in the
Baltimore Patriot, dated Frederick, Md.,
July lGth, says 4 You are aware of the
state of feeling existing between Gov.
Francis Thomas and Dr. Win. Tyler,
growing out of the domestic troubles -of
the former. They met yesterday at WaN
ling's hotel, on the second floor, whither
the doctor was on a professional 'visit to
same of the lodgers, but through Walling's
interference, the doctor reached the bar
room in his descent, where the doctor,
drawing a pair of revolving pistols, prepa
red to receive his Excellency, should he
make a -demonstration to attack him.. ; The
Governor descended also, and made a
spring like a tiger at the doctor's Jhroat.
The doctor raised his pistol at the Gover
nor's breast, but the bystanders, at the risk
of their lives, dashed them- apart, and, car
ried, th-e belligerents into separate icems,
for their choler to subside.
ijrcadful and Fatal Occident. Yes
terday afternoon Mr. Augustus C. Fenno
of this city, was accidentally shot dead by
his' intimate and personal friend, Mr. Wil
liam Neai. They t were out firing at a
mark. He fell in the presence of his wife,
who was at her house directly on. the op
posite bank of the stream. Mr Fenno was
about 38 years of age, and and has thus
suddenly been taken away, leaving a wife
with one child, a boy, about twelve years
old. Bangor Whig. .
Dreadful Occident. Wn learn from a
gentleman who came through, this fore
noon in the ear, from the tEcst, that as the
train was leaving Dover, a little girl, in
attempting to run across the track, was
caught by the engine. The train passed
over her and severed one of her limbs
from her body, and , otherwise dreadfully
mangled her. She was alive when the
train left, but no hopes were entertained
of her recovery. Lowell Courier.
Melancholy Occident. Two young
ladies drowned. On Wednesday lat two
daughters of Mr. Jonah Holley, living in
the east put of this town, and another
ycung lady, went to Conesus - Lake about
sundown to bathe. The two farmer went
into the water together, and .had-walked
haul 1hree Wl3 from onshore, when ihey
were both suddenly precipitated down a
bank into water nearly thirty leet deep
Their names were Sarah and Frances;
the former aged 22 and the latter. IS years.
rmr Zera Sheohcrd died at New-
! town, t'ti. on the 2 I t of Jul v in the 57lh
He wan confined to hishjmp. slack it with boilinir water, covering
room on the 4th of Am il. and. died on the
te,fi;ing the s?;i!lof the most eminent phy-
sicjans, atwl what is most singular, --Pe nev
er closed his eyes in sleep, nor was he ev
er drowsy during eleven, weeks of the time.
(fjMr.s. Barge r, of Petersyille, Mary
land, about eighteen months ago, was safe
ly delivered of three fine children, and the
same ladv, last month, presented her hus
band wiih four heahhy childien at a birth.
Seven children in eighteen months!
Expenses of Monarchs The London
coriespondent of the Journal of Commerce
write.: "It is said that a proposition will
bo submitted for -augmenting the income of
the Queen, on the score of her increasing
family, and that Her majey having be
come pecuniarily involved, will seek from
her faithful Parliament a relief from all her
difficult ies.-Hcr present debts ate stated to
be jei00,000 sterling. The support of
hercelf, husband, and court, costs John
Bull 470,000 a year about g2, 120,000.
r Louis Philippi has also applied to the
French Chambers for an appropriation for
the support of.the younger members cf his
family. Public feeling has strongly 3et in
against this applica4ion, from the notorious
fact that the king 13 one of the richest men
in Europe and the. papers assert that the
income of the royal family, is 2j 0 millioi
r u-i""' u .1 1 .. : . ti, ' ooantities, makes a slate color,. very suita
francs, while it has received, during thr, ' u..:j i:' . r
last 14 years upwards of 3s5 millions.
. . .
Horrid Murder and probable suicide
( New OrhancQn the afu rnoon of the
oin instant, a miss ainarine Lumminc; a
young tauy ot about 17 years ol age, resi
ding wiih her mother in Girad, nsar Pa
ronne st., who was engaged to;be married
on the next day, the 6th instant, called up-
on her.mantua .maker, -living in the Fiisi
iMunic.paiity, ier me purpose m naming
her wedding dress made. While there a
Pa'iu hl" aidresses to her, prevailed upon
0 te accompany mm, togeiner w in ivirs.
Leonard, the mantua maker, to the Lake!an( VOu wiidi them a clean white, it. is well
end of the New Cans! for the purpose of ta
king a fish supper.: After getting, through
their repast, they entered the carriage for
the purpose of returning to the city.
During their ride, when between Ihe
half way. house and the Carrolton avenue
from some cause or other, Miss Gumming
attempted to escape from the carriage,
when Baune drew a Colt's revolving pis
tnl and shot her through the heart. .. .Mrs.
Leonard immediately leaped from the car
riage, and in falling injured herself slight
ly. Baune then jumped fiom the.qarriage,
fired at Mrs. Leonard, and twice, at, the
driver, without effect, and then ran into the
swamp. Ral. Star.
Stop the Fillian.Thz Yacoo, Miss.
Whig, of the 28ih ult. says: "A most
notorious scoundrel, by the name of John
Farguson, stole from Mr. Thos. C. -Ray-
ner, of Holm3s county ,: on Saturday night
last, his two little daughters, one aged 11
and the other 9 years, also a negro man
and two horses. ;What under heaven
could have induced the black hearted
wretch to steal the little: girls we cannot
conjecture, but we sincerely hope that the
scoundrel will be apprehended, and the
children restored to their distracted pa
rents. (JU : is stated in the Philadelphia Ga
zette of Friday afternoon that the Recorder
of that city has issued thirty-seven war
rants for persons engaged in the late riots;
of these persons, eight are in prison, two
dead of wounds received by their fellow
rioters before their arrest, sixteen are und
er bail for trial, and eleven have not been
. Su ccessor of the P 7 ophe . -John Har
day, President of the Boston, Branch of the
Mormons, in reference to a succsssor to J60
Smith, .informs the editor of the Times f
that all the speculations on this point aro
"fudge and nonsense, " and sayb, Sarl H.
Smith, the oldest member of the family
now living, and a brother to the murdered
Prophet, will take the place of his brother
Hiram as Patriarch in the church, -according,
to the ancient custom of God's pec- '
(3 Gov. Thomas, of Maryland, is out
in the Maryland papers with -a card in re
lation to his family difficulties; and chal
lenges Gov. McDowell, Col. Benton, and
the friends and connexions of Mrs. Thomas
to a jvulicial investigation.
Brilliant Whitewash. Many have
heard '.of the brilliant stucco whitewash on
the east of the President's House at Wash
ington. The following is a receipt for ma-
"Ikirg it,' with some additional improve
ments learned by experiments: - -
Take half a bushel cf nice unslacked
it during the process to..keep in the steam.
Strain the liquid through a fine sieve or
strainer, and add to it a peck of clean sail,
previously well dissolved in warm wattr;
three pounds of ground rice, boiled to
thin paste, and stirred in boiling hot, half
a pound of powerful Spanish whiting, and
a pound of clean glue, which have been
previously dissolved by first soaking it
well, and then hanging it over a slow firf
in a smair.kettle with a large one filled with
water. Add five gallons of hot water ia
the whole mixture; stir it well and let Tt
stand a few days covered from dirt. It
should be put on qujte hot; for this pur,
pose it ran be kept in a kettle on a portable
furnace. It is said that one pint of this
mixture will cover a square yard upon
the outide of a house, if properly applied.
Brushts more'-or less small may oe ued
according to the neatnes3 of the job requi.
red. It answers as well as oil paint for the
wood, brick or stone, and is cheaper. It
attains its, brilliancy for many years. There
is nothing -of the kind that will compare
wiih it, either for inside or outside walK
Coloring matter may be put in, and maue
of any shade you like. Spanish brown
stirred in will make red or pink more w,
less deep, according to the quantity. ,A
delicate tinge of this is very pretty for in
side walls. Finely--. pulverised .common
clay, well mixed with the Spanish brown
before it is stirred into the mixturej t -kes
a lilac colon Lamp black in mc- ie
... . ... . 4
black :yid Spamrh brown mixed together
produce a reddish stone-color. Ochre stir
j rej jn makes a yellow wash; but chrone
i oes further, and mates a color generally
e.-temed prettier, in all these cases, the
uarKness oi me snaae win oi course uo ue
tei mined by the quantity of coloring matr
ter used. It is difficult to imake i rulej
i i -f.i i -nr l .1
tastes are verv. different; it would he best
j,0 iry experiments on a shingle, an let it
t ,irv. i )ave been told that green must not
j )e mixed with lime. The lime, destroys
jthe color, and the oolcr tizs an effect upon
j lne whitewash, which makes it crack and
hen wall? have been bexMy smoked
to squeeze inuiga plentifully through a bag
into the water you use, belore it is stirred
into the whole mixture.
; Usejnlness of Buzt lee -Bustles arfe
more useful than is generally supposed. A
fashionable married lady, on; her route to
spend the .day wiih a friend on Shockoo
Hill, was overcome by the heat and .lunU,
ed. .On being taken - to a neighboring
house and her. dress loosened, eht
grew ibetter., Tbe kind hearted ladi; -
however, proceeded to. relieve her; from a
s.omswhat weighty bustle, when to their;
amazement,, they discovered within it a,
pmall lap dog, Some sewing, three spools
of cottbnr a pair of stockings, a jiv.. md
bowl, a pap spoon, a sun bonnet, a pair of
silk gloves, a pair of slippers, a cradle, two
pillows, a .baby's. -frock and other things
four towels, a set of false curb, two pocket
handkerchiefs, a card case, a little baby
asleep, some crackers, a bottle of milk, &
dozen, of Wright's cakes, a dressing cjse,
mirror, wash stand, and various other arti
cles which we shall not enumerate.; ,Thb
surprised females (Quakeresses) quickly
packed the things back again, replaced tho
hump, and the recovered lady, oncei mora
refreshed and dressed a la mode, dripped
on her way, the picture of modern grace
and beauty. Richmond Star.
(JTo remove ink staina.from paper
dip the feather of a pen in muriatic acid,
and gently pass it over.the part of the pa
per which is inked this will turn it lo a
red color; afterwards, dip the feather in,
boiling water, and pass it over the samQ
part several . times,' and all traces of t
ink will be one.