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Whole No, 101.
Tarborough, Edgecombe Comity, wV. 0. Saturday, September S3, 1887. Volir.JVo. 5
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, be inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
25 cents each continuance. Longer ones -at
(, that rate for every 16 lines.
V I Letters addressed to the Editor nust be
- Jioftt fluid.
' .:rJa.nies Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
Halifax, and S. M. Nickels, Esq. at Scotland
pseck, are agents for this office.
vpUF Subscriber informs his friends
JL ...i iK ui- i .i . ,
j uini mi: putiiiu in general, inaL lie
? iias invented a new and useful
I .Machine fur Packing Cotton
IN SQUARE BALES,
I tfy the power of a lever acting on a
Julciun, which drives the Jotlowcr
!,-. L that presses the Cotton into the bale.
The power of this Machine is such,
that from 300 to 350 lbs. of Cotton can
- ho pressed into two breadths of 42 inch
Maying, -1 feet 6 inches long, with con
( sidcrahle ease and in a very short time:
J and 500 lbs. can be pressed into less
.! than 5 yards of the same kind of bag
V t 1 Sm& .v observing the proper process.
J The Miperior advantages are clearly ma
, . : nifest, for in addition to the small quan
; ; tity of bagging required, which ccrtain-
,'. Jy is an object, two hands can with case
tt ' pack from 10 to 12 bales in one day,
The simplicity of this machine, and its
f superior power, are greatly admired by
. mechanical artists, and in fact, by all
, t who have seen it. By a mechanical de-
i monstration, it is proven that the power
, of the Lever and its concomitants are
, equal if not superior to any, even to the
I' Wedge, if properly applied. From the
, -j high and frequent encomiums which
I i llaVC been nasi ill! thf invnnlinn flo
.Subscriber i induced to offer it to the
public as something worthy of their no
lice. Any person that mav want, can
apply to the Subscriber at Halifax, N. C.
Patent letters having been obtained
from the proper authorities, all persons
I are prohibited lrom making or using t lie
) r-amc, without-legal right. "All infringe-
, ' ments will meet with' the rigor of the
!' law, made and piovided in Mich cases.
. Any mechanic wishing to be benefitted
. by tbe invention, may by paying a mo-
" ' derate sum, secure individual District
; or State rights; the same are offered to
; timers and all others. It is hoped that!
..io cei tiheates annexed. Relative to the
performance of the press, will be salis
aictory. without enumerating others.
! lewis; laxssard.
a Halifax, N. C. Aug. 25, 1827. 2-0
j City of Columbia.
I I do certify that the Rev. Lewis Lavs-
, sard has erected a Cotton Press, agreca-
I 'jIc to his Patent, at my plantaiioTi, fif-
feen miles above Columbia, and that it
j kas been put in operation as far as pack-
j ng two bales, and from the report of
I r.: y overseer, it will pack 1 00 lbs. of Cot-
'on into a yard of lagging; that it has
been examined by Air. James 13oat-
l 'vrigh.t and Mr. Nathans, two cxperien-
yt red mechanics, who think highly of the
J mode ot packing Cotton.
GREEK P. M.
I Co1umbi:i,S.C. April 6, 1S27.
t SOUTH CAROLINA, 5
! Lancaster District. J
1 1 4l hereby certify that Lewis Lays-
id, of Halifax county, North-Carolina,1
I has bii.lt for me a new invented Cotton
1 less, the performance of which Press
I n a lair trial so far surpass; my expec
tations, and also that of any invention I
have ever seen or heard of, in the act of
nice performance cf packing Cotton, that
I feel it my duty to recommend to the
public for their advantage, the above de
scribed presses. Witness my hand, the
22d June, 1S27. A. COIEL.
(jyrhe public arc informed that the
Subscriber has constituted Mr. F. S.
Marshall, of the town of Halifax, N. C-.
his agent for the states of Virginia
and North-Carolina and Mr. John
JVorJcman, of Camden, S. C. his agent
for the districts of Lancaster, Fairfield,
Darlington, Chester, Chesterfield and
York, in South-Carolina, from whom
Rights may be obtained.
Extract from an advert isemenl of Mr.
"He deems it unnecessary for him lo
bestow any encomiums upon this im
provement in the art of compressing
Cotton. Suffice it -to say, that the cae
ami chenpness with which it can be
erected, and tbe small force required to
work it, are sufficient to recommend it;
saying nothing of its superior power and
Corn, Herrings, tc.
rjjMl'E Subscriber has for sale low for
Cash. Bacon, Corn, Herrings, Flour,
and J, aid 3 or 4 boxes of Hats
ALSO, A GOOD
thsortmcnt of coarse Shoes.
The above articles being or. consign
ment, and sold entirely for Casji, per
sons wishing to purchase would proba
bly be able to buy them cheaper than at
any other house in this place.
They arc therefore respectfully soli
cited to call upon
J. IS. SIMMONS.
Halifax, 12th July, 1S27.
R ANA WAY from the Sub
scriber, on the 23d of Julv last,
a negro boy named GEORGE;
he is about 17 or IS years of
a aire. 5 leet 6 OP 7 innhns in
height, dark color, a pert lively look,
and in speaking is apt to stutler a little;
he has lost most cf his fore teeth, and
has Uvo or three distinct scars on his
threat, occasioned by a rising some lime
since. Said boy was purchased about
IS months since, from Mr. Mathew Cluff,
of Norfolk, at which place he was rais
ed, but has frequently been to Elizabeth
City, in this State, and the boy said that
he had been several times at sea. I ex
pect that he will attempt to get either to
Elizabeth-City or Norfolk A reward
of Twenty-Five Dollars will be given
to any person who will apprehend said
boy and lodge him in any jul,so that I
can get him again. Masters of vessels
and all other persons are hereby forbid
harboring, emnlovinir, or carrviiv off
said boy, under the penalty of the law.
frdgecombe County, N. C. )
Septcm. 4, 1827. S J
jlf The Norfolk Herald and Elizabeth
City Star will please give the above three
insertions, and forward the account to this
office for collection.
rplIE Proprietor of the Fnotr. nnu
i.i wjiuauuii ui mo raus ot Tar Kiv-
er, resnecttu Iv inform hfc fv:.i,
' i j uicims auu
the public, that he has now on hand a
large quantity of
Of all Ihc numbers from 4 to 20, but
principally of the coarser numbers
which he is "disposed to sell low for
Cash, or in exchange for good Cotton.
His machinery is in part new, and all in
thorough repair, and superintended bv
an experienced and skilful manager; and
he thinks his Yarn may be recommend
ed as eaual to rinv in tho TT
Falls of Tar River,
Aug. 30, 1827.
Look Out ! !
rfMIE Subscriber feels it incumbent on
I "- him to caution the public against the
jails of a genteel Swindler, who in the
early part ot March hist visited this
place under the name of li. W. I5IUGE,
and acted in the following manner: he
arrived in the stage from Norfolk, and
being desirous to get a private convey
ance to Raleigh, was directed lo apply
to me; at bis earnest request, I furnish
ed a horse and gig with a negro boy,
who was to return with the gi. On
leaving the Hotel he informed the Bar-
keeper that he would pay the amount of
his bill to me and on his arrival at mv
house, he told me that he had sent home
a SlOO U. S. bank note, which he pre
tended he wanted to get changed, and
which I proffered to do at my house
and said he would send the ammtof
my bill with my boy on his return. I
gave the boy $3 75, to bear his expen-
iPs .lh ttio coirl H!t-r i-wN i., 1, :
e.ongmg to the estate of achanah J session; when the boy returned from
Manor, dee'd. An indulgence of six j Raleigh, he informed me that Bir-e on
months will be given the purchaser, on ilv exnendod 5)0 cnnf mi tho Knl u
, I I 1 ' J I " " ..... vi. 1. 1, v.. u-
his executing a bond with responsible j tween this place and Raleigh, and it was
WILL BP, SOLI), at Mount Pros
pect, on the 22d September next,
A likely young .Xtgro Girl,
security for the purchase money.
J. J. VIIlLLlPS.Adni'r.
Aug. 30, IS 27. 2-4
" $) Reward..
wf! RUNAWAY from the Sub-
sSSPscriber, living :i miles south of
L- Mount Prospect, N. C. on the
1 3th A ugust last, nrirro LUK JO.
about 50 years old, G feet high,
with some dilficultv he could cet seven
ty-five cents from him to bear his ex
penses bacl; the boy also said that
Birgc first endeavored to persuade him
to go on to Savoury, and finding this
ineffectual, he tiied to force him. Be
fore Birge started, he enquired if I
would sell the horse, and my price on
the leturn of the boy the only thing sent
by him was the following letter:
"RALEIGH, March 9, 1SQT.
"Mr. Shurlev Dear Sir: Iarrivrrl 5n
Announcement of the Braivin
Baltimore, lugut Ctt, 1327.
fT e have the pleasure to announce
that the drawing of the
Of the State of Maryland, will take place
in the City of Baltimore, on Wednesday
the 17th of October, and will be com
pleted on that dayThis Lottery is the
most brilliant in the United States; con
taining, besides the Capitals of 20,000
DOLLS, and 10,000 DOLLS, no Jess
than TEN prizes of TWO THOUS
AND DOLLARS each!
1 prize of 20,000 is jS20,000
i prize ot 10,000 is 10.000
10 prizes of
10 prizes of
10 prizes of
20 prizes of
20 prizes of
40 prizes of
100 prizes of
150 prizes of
300 prizes of
9000 prizes of
9G62 prizes, amounting to Si 14,000
Subject lo the usual deduction of fif
teen per cent.
KFThc Cash for the whole of the
Prizes can be had at COHEN'S OFr
FICE, the moment they are drawn.
JVholc 7'ickets, - 5 00
Halves, - - - - 2 50
ill , , , ra ' iU1 nurieyLiear tir: 1 arrived in th s'
and dark complexion. It is deemed tin-1 ni... ioc i i. r V 1 t
. . i"-"- -' auu nm nappy 10 inrorm
necessary to g:ve a l-.n iher description ' vou that vour horse has proved to b c-ie of
ji uini. lie is wen hiioni) in naiiiax
and Eilgecombe counties, as a house
carpeuterand millwright. Luke is sup
posed to be lurking in the neighborhood
of Wm. Sturdivant, near Hill's Biide;
in Halifax county, where he has a wife.
Quarters, - - -
Eighths, - - . 0 G2'i
ers from any part of the Uni
ted States, either by mail (post paid) or
private conveyance, enclosing the Cash
or Prize Tickets in any of the Lotteries,
will meet the same nromDt and nunctnal
jgj attention as if on personal application.
fj Jad?ess to
J T CTi WHAT r,. P. nnnmrrnn
Aug. G, 1S27.
cr. in fhn npicrhhorhniu! c.C M,. I Vi; f.t' person gom- to the
beth Por'ler,in this countv. ivhcn he ! , kcJ.li.m onaiid 1 hoPc
lormerly lived. 1 have also unuerstood depend cn receiving the casli for hiwi by the
that he has been in the habit of visiting ! first mail after he is delivc;cd to me in U.
the upper part of Halifax countv, near ! States money. Should you not r.cncl him,
j"1""- 1 i -iuih. au'i l will
I he best that I ever drove arul if thon
any way that y,u can send him to meat!
New-York, I will pay yu or.e hundred and j
thirty dollars for him, which is ten more
than the price you named, and that willl
make the amount c.xm between us, beinir
person going; to the north, would be jrlad oi i onoug" ln t-'1G blOOtl of ' forty-tWO
Dr. Good, in his book of na
ture, tells us that there is iron
Blake Baker's. He has recently been
seen in this county, with a broadax,
and then said he was in search of work.
The above reward will be given to any
person who will deliver said negro to
me, or confine him in any jail so that I
s;et him again.
EDWIN L. MOORE.
Sept. 1 3, 1527. 4-3
send you tiie balance due immediately on rc
ccipt of your letter. Yours vv ith respect,
'a W. 1HRGE."
The public would do well to be on
their guard, as the said Birge is a man
of prepossessing appearance, and is well
calculated to deceive tlje unsuspecting.
HENRY S HURLEY.
Tarbcrough, Sept. 12. 187.
men to make a plough share
weighing, generally from 22 to 24
pounds. This is a singular pro
position; but as the learned doc
tor is a gentleman of high respec
tability, and scientific research, it
deserves a ready credit. We
should like to know the quantity
of brass which is incorporated in
to the system, either in blood or
bone, of some individuals.