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Tarboroitgh, Edgecombe County, A V. Saturday, Mvcmher 9, 1844.
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dmmglon, N.C., Sept. 21, IS 11.
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From the New York Aurora.
Air " The Cork Leg. '
Two travellers one November's day,
To Washington City they took their way;
I hey footed it off and the people s.y,
That one was Polk & the other was Clay
Ri tu &c. J
Now when they came to the White House
They saw each other, they had'nt before;
And Clay exclaimed as he turned up his
"Why, here's a fellow whom no body
Ri tu &c.
Says Polk, says he, ''I've heard folk tell
There's such a matter as knowing too
And Clay replied, with oalhs so strong,
'Go home, (i d you, to where you bo
long!" Ri tu &e.
Then Polk exclaimed, in a ijuiet speech,
"Suppose you practice the deed you
Fcfr out in the West is your home that's
While the people have made mc a nice
Ri tu &.c.
So with that they rapped at the door, and
Came Captain Veto, with honesty stout,
And said, '-Good folks, pray what's the
You're kicking up here such a deuce of a
Ri tu &c.
Says Clay to Tyler and smiled with jjlee
'Dear Captain John, don't you know mc?"
"Oh, yes!""says the Captain ' 'that same
Take my advice and you'll clear out soon.''
Then Harry he grinnedjmd' groaned and
And stamped and raved at the White
But Tyler he hinted that rtwAs of no use,
If he did'nt clear out, he'd let the dogs
Ri tu &c.
Then Tyler turned to Polk who stoda
And looked on the scene with a pleasant
And said, 'Step up, my good friend Jim;
I'll let you in, but 1 can't let him.
Ri tu &.c.
"The people won't suffer this ruler of Clay,
And what they command I'm in haste to
Come in, and get warm in the nation's
On Ihe fourth of March you shall have it
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logether they entered, while down at tne
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From the Wilmington Journal.
For the- last week or so the whig papers
have been telling their readers that Dr.
Anson Jones, the President elect of Texas,
was opposed to the re-annexation of that
country to the United States. Now this
whole story happens to be a humbug, got
ten up on the eve of the election for the
purpose of breaking the vast influence
which this question is exercising on the
minds of the people of the South. One of
the most obnoxious features in Mr. Clay's
political character is his opposition to the
annexation of Texas. Of course if the peo
ple of that country liad elected Dr. Jones
when avowedly hostile to such a measure,
and if the election had thereby turned up
on this measure, thereby putting re-annexation
beyond the reach of either of the
great parties of this country, of course, we
say, this would obviate one of the principal
objections which the people of the South
have to Mr. Clay. But we say the whole
story is a falsehood. Read the extract on
our first page, taken from a letter written
by Dr. June himself, and see what he says
on the subject. Instead of being opposed
to it, there is not a man in Texas who has
done more for annexation than its present
Chief Magistrate. So much for that little
ImU from Teiras The New Orleans
Picayune of the 22nd ult. siys: By Dr.
Brown, for many years a resident of Mex
ico, and one of the passengers who came
over in the .1. V. Huntington we leirn
hat on the day she sailed from Vera" Cruz
an English vessel arrived there, having-on
boardan extraordinary courier, who h ft
immediately for Santa Anna's residence.
It was reported that he was ihe beaicr of
such instructions to Santa Anna, from the
English Government, as would constrain
the latter to desist from the prosecution of
the war against Texas, if not to acknow
ledge her independence.
From Af'xico. Release of the Texan
Prisoners. By an arrival at New Orleans
from Havana, dates from Vera Cruz to the
30lh ult., have been received. Quite the
most importance intelligence received is
the release of the 10 1 remaining Texan
prisoners confined in the castle of the Pe
rote. In no portion of the news received,
says the Picayune, do we find any mention
made of the preparations against Texas,
nor do we learn that the Chambers have
taken any further step towards raising the
S4, 000,000 voted for the war. Santa An
na had temporarily retired from the cares
cf Government, and General Canalez h ul
been appointed provisional President.
From the N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
Annexation in Jrermont. Cov. Slade,
in his message to the Legislature now in
session, says in reference to the annexation
of Texas: ''Upon the consummation of the
threatened measure, 1 do not hesitate to
say that it would be the dutj- of Vermont
to declare her unalterable determination to
have no connection with the new Union,
thus formed without her consent, and
against her will."
Great Sale of Shawls. Signs of the
Times. We understand that at a sale of
real India Shawls, made yesterday by
M essrs. Forteis and Livingston, several
shawls sold as high as i?650 and 500;
otneis at 400, S300, &c.,&c.i6.
Wisconsan. The democratic majority
of the popular vote is about COO, and there
is a decided majority agaiqst the formation
of a state government. The legislature
will stand as follows:-
Wfiig., ... .
In the house of representatives:
The Milleriles. A part of these unfor
tunate and misguided people pitched their
tents on Monday iri a field belonging to
Isaac Yocomb, on the Darby road, about
three miles and a half from the Permanent
Bridge. The first terit was erected about
12 o'clock. The converts continued in
creasing in the encampment all that day
and night, males and females, some in om-
nibusses, carriages, and on foot. Some of
them threw away their property as they
went along into the street. The first tent
became so crowded that the children were
forced into the open air, without the prop
er care of their parents. These little ones
were exposed to the pelting of the pitiless
storm. Numbers of these poor children
were running about the field, crying for
their mothers and fathers, ami some even
Yesterday morning a second lent Vas
erected, and the numbers had increased
very greatly. The condition of these peo
ple is indeed any thing but comfortable.
and it riiust become Wois2 from the want of
proper food and other necessaries of life,
besides sleeping on the damp ground in
this inclement season of the year, with
scarcely enough clothing to cover them.
It is feared that numbers will never leave
the ground, and those that do leave it, will
do so with scarce a hope of recovery. Par
ties have also gone into New Jersey, and
there are several tents at different points
within ten miles of Philadelphia. The re
port was current yesterday afternoon that
one of the. preachers from the East, who
had been officiating here in the capacity of
principal treasurer, had precipitately left
the city, with funds amounting to over
S 1 900. Ph iladetphia Lt dger.
Insanity from religious excitement.
An application was made 5'esterday to
Judge Ward for the removal of a young
married woman, named Abigail Shepard,
to the insane asylum at Worcester, Upon
the ground of her utter loss of reason from
religious excitement. It was represented
to the Court that she had been a constant
attendant upon the Advent meetings and
that her alienation of mlfid was attributa
ble to their effect. Her conditidn of mind
was such as to require careful watching,
lest she should destroy herself as she had
once attempted to leap from a chamber
window, and otherwise offered violence to
her person. Boston Chron.
Brutal Outrage. Cato fenghtmani a .
well known black, was committed to jail
in this place on Tuesday last, and after a
preliminary examination, was fully com
mitted lo take his trial at the March term
of the Supreme Court, for the crime of rape,
on a white girl only 12 years of age.
Xewporl It. I. Mcr.
Insanity and Suicide --A young man
by the name of Kulp, about is or If) years
of ae, committed suicide last Friday, bv
throwing himself into the Ni igara river
at Black Rock. He had been for some
time infatuated with the Milk-rite delu
sion. L'imenlab e. Moses Clark, of bind
a(T, we learn, committed suicide by drown
ing abotit a week since. A man of good
sense and well informed, he yt fell into
the miserable delusion of Millerism, and
reason was ousted from her throne. ..He
was highly respected in his town, and so
well esteemed in Grafton county as to have
been elected chairman of the road commis
sioners. He was a reniesentative Irom
Landair to the Legislature for the two
ears previous to the present year, and was
a very useful, careful, and well informed,
member. The pecuniary loss to the com
munity, and the moral and social evil en
gendered by this raging nialady. must be
enormous. Men leave their business, ne
glect their crops, desert their families, and
disregard all their social and civil duties,
under the strange influence of utier non
sense. New Hampshire Patriot.
Tragical Occurrence. The Meadville
(Pa.) Republican records an awful trag- dv
which recently took place in Cont-aut
township, Crawford county. On Fiida ,
ihe 4ih instant, a Mr. KeUey left his resi
dence, as he alleged, to transact some busi
ness with a neighbor about t mile distant;
but not returning, on Saturday a search
was commenced, when he was found in the
woods hear his house with his throat cot,
and a razor still in his hand. He was still
living, though breathing with great di'ffi
cully. He was taken homo, and an inef
fectual effort made to close the incision.
Report was life in the neighborhood that
inconstancy on the part of the wife wasthe
cause of the rash act; still, she was night
and day by his bedside, attending to his
wants, anil not a murmur was heard to rs
cape her lips. On the evening of Monday
the 14th, with those feelings which injured
female innocene can alone appreciate, she
declared to Dr. Luke, the attending physi
cian, that she could not brook the thought
of the world s suspicions that a want of
chastity on her part had driven her hus
band to attempt to take his own life. Soon
after she left the room. I he ttext morn
ing she was found about forty rods from
the house, a lifeless corpse. She had taken
poison. Up to the 1 7th the husband was
still living, though partially deranged,
There was nd hope of his recover'. The
have leh three children, the youngest a
child of two years.
North's Lecture on the Restoration of
the Jews, delivered at the Tabernacle on
Monday evening, drew together quite an
audience for a stormy night. A lecture by
an educated Jew, familiar with Christians
and Christian institutions, a lecture deli
vered before a promiscuous assembly of
Jews and Christians, was rfuite a novel
ty, and calculated to excite curiosity. A
vindication of Christianity or ah admission
of its opinion.- was. not to be expected; but
we think the Chris'ian portion of the audi
ence must have been satisfied lo quite as
great an extent as they expected to be.
Major Noah ran over the history of the
Hebrew nation,' and described Uicir condi
tion at ihe tune of Christ's appearance
He made no intimation that Jesus of Naza
reth was an impostor j but seemed to adopt
the history of the Fvarigelists, and give an
interpretation to the declarations of Jesus
concerning himself, similar to that given
by Unitarians. He said that Jesus preach
ed with an eloquence so romarkable, and
inveighed against the abuses of the Jewish
ecdesiatics with so much boldness and
force that they were alaimed, and Under
that feeling, mingled with political consid
erations, condemned him to the death.
The whole proceeding, Mr. Noah said,
he believed was carried through" in mis
take. The seventy of the Sanhedrim did
not act, He thought, from hatred to the
chat-deter and mision of Christ,' as is gene
rally supposed by christians. It was not,
therefore, for the tremendous sin of cihci
fyitig the Son of God with a Christian ap
prehension of his character, Mr. Noah said,
that the Jews were now, and had been for
eighteen hundred years, suffering all the
son rjws of their dispersion. The present
conditidn of the Jews was vividly descri
bed, and some things were s'ated greatly
ib their credit; and among the rest this
most honorable fact, that in all the haunts
of infamy in our city, hot a Jewess is to be
found. Mr. Noah believed that the pies
ent feeling and position of the Jews was fa
vorable to a return to the laud of their fa
thers. He believed iihat before the great
millenial blessings wete to be enjoyed by
Jews and Gentiles, this return must be ac
complished, and that the Jews must return
as Jews, and not as Christians
enactments were to be obtained from the
powers having jurisdiction of the eonn'ry,
as that the Jews would be secure in thf
possession of land, he though they would
radidly make purchases and settlements.
What he desired was, that our own free,
government should lead the way in obtain
ing for the Jews thii favor; and he recon -mended
that those Societies who desire f .
benefit. the Jews, should turn their a'ten
'ion and their effnts to the accomplish
ment of this important result.
From the Louisville Courier, Oct. 23.
TKrtRlBLE STEAMBOAT DISAS
TER! Explosion of the Lucy IVnlkerSi.rfy
to Eighty Killed and Wounded! 7
It is with feelings the most acute and
painful that we record the following fearful
disaster, and the loss of so many valuable,
lives. The steamboat Lucy Walker, Capt.
Vann, left this place for New Orleans yes
terday, crowded with passengers. W!,eri
ttbout four or five miles below New Alba
ny, ami just before sunset, some part o; he',
machinery got but or order, and the en
gine was stopped in order to repair it.
While engaged in making the nece'- .y
repairs, the water in the boilers got too
low; and about five minutes after the en
gine had ceased working, her three boilers
exploded with tremendous violence, and
horrible and terrific eliect. 1 he explosion.
was upwards, and that part of the . boat
above the boiler Was blown into thousands
f pei-es. The United States snag-boat
(ioj)her, Captain L B. Dunham, was about
two hundred yards distant at the lime of
ihe explosion. Caplian Dunham was im.
mediately on the spot, rescuing 1cst in
the water, and, with his crew. 4 . 'erinjg
all the aid in his power To him wc -re
indebted for ill oft t of our particular d
informs us that the Lucy Walker jws in
the middle of thfc river, And such was the
force of the explosion, that parts of the
boilers and the boat were thrown on shore,
.fust after the explosion, the air was filled,
with human beings and fragments of hu
man beings. One man was blown up fifty
yards, and fell with such forcb as to go
entirely through the deck of Ihe boat.
Another was cut entirely in two by a piece
of the boiler. We have heard of many
such heartrending and sickening incidents:
Before Captain Dunham reached the
place where the Lucy Walker was,
a number of persons who had been thrown
iiito the river, drown He however, sav
ed the lives of a large number of pers. ji
by throwing them boards and ropes,
pulling them on his boat with hook& im
mediately after the explosion, the a!ies'
cabin took fii'e, and before it had bejejr con
sumed, she sunk in 12 or 15 feetvateri
I hus is presented the remaikblc circbm,
stance of a boat exploding, burning, and
space of a few minutes. The screamshd
enclamations of the females, and those w: -were
not killed, is represented as havin
been distressing snd awful. WeHjeJieveV
nonc of the females on board were injured'
some, however, may. have been drown,
ed. I he books of the boat were destroy- ..
ed, and of course it will be impossible evlrr'
to ascertain the names of or the number of
those killed. Tbcie were al least fifty ot"
sixty persons killed and missing, and fif
lecn or twenty wounded -some seriously;
Captain Dunham left the wounded ai New
Albany, all of whom were kinjjjv . nd welt
cared for by ihe hospitable and humane
citizens of that tow n.
The following are the names of the dead
missing, and wounded, so far as we have
been able to learn them:
Killed and Missing-. en. J. V. Pe
gram, of Hichmond, Va. ; Sariiufl M.
Brown, post oflice agent of Lexington,
Ky.; J. K Corn ick, of Virginia; Charles
Donne, of Louisvile; l'hil ip WaKis, form,
erly of Baltimore; Hebecca, daughter of
A. J. Foster of Greensville, Va ; James
Vanderburg, of Louisville; Mr. Hughes,
formerly of Lexington, Ky. ; Mr. Mat
lock, of New Albany,1 engineer of the
steamboat Mazrppa; Nichalas Ford, for
merly of this city ; David Vann, Ihe cap
tain; Moses Kirby, pilot; second mate,
second clerk, second engineer, bar-keeper
and three deck hands, names unknown.
Four negro liiemcn.
Wounded. W. P. Peebles, very badly
hurt; Mr. Haines, of Va , do; first engi
neer, do. ; Capt Thompson, pilot, arms
fractuied; Mr. Roberts, of Pbila , slightly
I u is supposed that John N. Joshsbn am
Richard Philips were on board if so, they
The boat was owned by Capt. Vann, of
Arkansas, and was insured.
Snow Some flakes of snow fell this
morning, as precursors of winter.
Phi lad phi a Ga?.
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you to be '
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you to oe. io anu nurse mat cuim uutt,
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