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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, IS51.
End of the Tarboro Press.
' This number terminates tbo 27th volume
and the existence of the Tarboro Press. On
Saturday week next, its successor, The South
erner, will make it-3 appearance. We commend
it to the favorable consideration of our patrons,
and h pe it may merit and receive a continua
tion of their support. In bidding our readers
adieu, we cannot refrain from expressing our
heartfelt thanks for the kindness and forbear
ance extended towards us; and particularly to
our editorial cotemporaries for their liberality
and courtesy. Geo. Iloicard.
' This body is principally engaged in deba
ting resolutions relating to the reception of
Kossuth, the Hungarian patriot.
New Agricultural Paprr.
The Washington Whig contains the Pros
pectus of "The Farmer's Journal," an agricul
tural paper to be published at Bath, in Beau
fort, county, by Dr. John F. Tompkins, former
ly of this county. The terms are, $1 per year,
aud it will be commenced as soon as two thou
sand subscribers are obtained. We shall cm
brace an early opportunity to insert tli3 Pros
pectus, and wish the paper unbounded success.
TOR THE T 4RB0R0 PRESS.
Mr. Editor: Sir, I have thus far lived,
and spent the best pirt of my life, in the
valley of obscurity; notwithstanding I have
endeavored to keep partially up with the
times, by the assistance of some of the
leading journals, and history; and as my
researches art very much limited, and my
experience still more so, it renders me
inadequate to the task, of treating any
subject as I desire. Therefore with vour ;
permission, I will submit a few questions, j
in thy broken and unconnected way, on ;
the importance of Temperance. Since
your columns ore open to the Sons, I hope;
they sire likewise open to one, who wish-j
es to enter an objection, or propound a
few questions. j
Now I am not opposed to Temperance,
in any form whatever; for of all thing. I
think, it should be adored by all mankind,
By Temperance, I mean not abstinence, J
but that temperance that goes for the ex-;
teuo ition, and perpetuation, of the bless-;
ings of mankind civily, and religiously. ,
Was such a code of Temperance, as the
.ii i .i
one now extoled, ever practised in the
days of antiquity? Was such a code ever
practised in the apostolic day, or while
Christ sojourned on earth? Wjs such a
code ever thought of, when our immortal
Washington, and those who enlisted uu-
der his banner. wa9 battling in the cause
of freedom? When, and where, did iti
h i ve its origin? Did it have birth on
republican soil? Does it promise to pro-5
mole, and protect the institutions of this
Republic? Shall we take the proceedings
of the Legislature of the State of Maine,
for a criteron to judge by? Shall we say,
as it is written, equal rights to all and ex -
elusive privileges to none? If we say
this, what is to become of "poor suffering
humanity," in the Stale of Maine? Is it
a fact, the people in the State above meti -
tioned, cannot use spirits without a penal -
iy Is it a fact, as the irnmoital White
said, he who drank any, wos worse than
Mr. Editor, I hope some of your cor
respondents will answer the above ques
tions. A DITCHER.
Caucus Mee'ings at tVashington
On Monday morning, Dec. 1st, a portion
of tbe Whig members of the Houseof
Representatives met in caucus anil pa-sed
a resolution endorsing the Compromise
measures of the last Congress. At this
rmeting, according to the account given
by the prominent actors in it, there were
6ome 40 or 50 members present that is
aboui one-half of the whig members of
the House who were in Washington city,
for the record of the morning session of
the House shows that S5 whig were in
attendance. Mr. Fowler, a Massachu
getts whig, who was present at the caucus
snys that one-third of those present were
for l iving the resolution on the table.
So that supposing there were 50 members
''present, about 34 were in favor of the
resolution. Thirty or forty member of
House of. Representatives' underlak6
ay down a platform for the whole,
whig party. Will that party abide by i
their decision? We think not. 1 he his
tory of the northern branch of it for the
last few years, show9 too strong a tenden
cy towards abolitionism to admit of this
sudden and miraculous conversion.
whig party will he compelled to do one
of two things; either to retrace their foot
steps, or be divided into two distinct fac
tions the one favorable to the Comprom
ise, the other opposed to it.
At the Democratic caucus to nominate
candidates lor officers of the Moose o!
Representatives, a resolution was offered
endorsing the Compromise, but was con
sidered premature and laid on the table:;
the object of the meeting not being to la)
down a platform for the Democratic par
ty. That this was, under the circumtaff
ees, the most proper course to be pursued,
no one who will reflect for a moment can
doubt. Only S9 members of the House
of Representatives were present, and even
if the occasion had been in other respects
a suita le one for them to express their
approbation of the Compromise, the atten
dance was too thin to justify so important
a step. No disapprobation of the Com
promise wis expressed in the me 'tini;.
but it was justly considered that the Na
tional Convention, representing the whole
democratic party, and fully authorized for
that purpose, was the proper medium
through which the principles of that party
should be promulgated Fay. Car.
Fire at Raleigh We learn from an
extra of the Raleigh Star that Raleigh wa
veiled on Sunday night last by a destruc
tive lire. It was discovered about 12 o'
clock in the shoe store of Mr. Depkins
on Kayettcviile street, next to the Post
Office. Tiie tire progressed in both di
lections, burning down the Post Office
and Fentress' store and residence; in
that direction it was stopped by blowing
up the store house of Col. Roulhac. In
the other direction, we believe all tl e
buildings on the square were consumed,
including tbe line store-house on the cor
ner, owned by Richard Smith, Eq., and
occupied by stores below, and the offices
of the Mutual Insurance Companies, ami
of the Telegraph above. The goods in
the stores, the hooks of the Insurance
Companies, and the papers and books of
the Post 0 thee were saved. The loss is
estimated it 2530,000. The Star sints
that had the pump on the opposite corner
been in good order, the fire could have
been arrested in the beginning by a few
buckets of water Goldibvro Hep.
(JWe learn that on Teusday night
last, lour prisoners confined in Johnston
County Jail, found means lor making
their escape. They procured, somehow
i l l i ,
or other, axe and chisels, with which
they took out the iron grate or window.
from which they let themselves down by
strips from their blankets.
One of the prisoners was confined on a
charge of horse-stealing, and the other
three costs or minor offences.
Hurrah for the old R and G. The
hands have commenced laying heavy
,ron on lnc Haieigh and Gaston Road at
,n end at Gaston. About one mile and a
half has been laid, and that in a superior
; manner- We are informed that there is
' ron enough to keep the hands already
engaged at work till the final cargo of
; ron contracted for arrives, by which time
j more hands will be engaged and the
jwnole vvrk prosecuted to speedy com-
Potion. Warrenton News
Ship on Fire Schr. E. J. Willets.
Smith, from Washington, N. C, jnd
bound for New York, with a cargo of cot
ton and naval stores, was discovered to
be on fire in her hold, on Saturday morn
ing about 4 o'clock, off Ocracock. The
deck load was thrown overboard to pro
cure access to the fire, and the schooner
bore for Norfolk, where she arrived yes
terday morning. With the assistance ol
our lire companies, the flames were soon
extinguished, and the cargo taken out in
a damaged stale. The vessel was consign
ed to Messrs. Mallory Co.
Hyde County. -On visit to Hyde
last week, we had an opportunity to gath
er some interesting facts in relation to the
farming operations in that county. The
crops, both of corn and wheat, Were ex
cellent better perhaps than eve before
raised in the county.' It is estimated by
'nose fully comperent to form an aeeurak.
opinion that 100,000 barrels (500,000
bushels) of corn will be shipped from the
county, the growth of this year. This a
552,50 a barre l amounts to the snug
sum of a quarter of a million ol uoiiars.
One farm alone (Judge Donnell's) produ
ced this year 7,000 barrels :J5,000 bush
els. Though the lands in Hyde have
soils of passing richness, yet the larmeis
are waking up to improving them oy
means of shells of which they have an
abundance at their doors. $35,000 were
paid last week for land in Hyde, at the
price of $50 per acre David Carter pur
chased 300 acres of Caleb Spencer "on
North Lake (a part uncleared, for which
he paid $ 5,000. And Mr. Wynne sold
his nlanl.itinn of 400 acres at Mattamus-
k',pt to Hob . Jeonett aod 13. Eosley
20f)0(h The purchasers are citizens of
H yda, auft practical farmers, who bought
these lands not foi- speculation, but to cul
tivate them. Three good crops from
them, they sny, will pay back all h
gave for them. What say the good folks
of Beaufort, who have thousands of acres
of land equally as good as these in Hyde,
but now comparatively worthless, to this?
The land which Mr. Carter paid $50 per
acre for was bought a few years :igo by
Mr. Spencer for o(,e dollar and twenty
live cents pt-r acre Washington IVhxg.
Boston, Nov 12 - In the case of Rob
ert Morris, the co'ored lawyer, on trial
in the U. S District four!, for participa
ting in the rcscoe of the fugitive slave
Shadrach, the jury to-day rendered a ver
dict of not guillv. After the result, it is
much doubted if the indictment against
Idizur Wright and others will t.vcr come
The above, which we clip from the
Pennsylvanian, confirms thy opinion we
have all along entertained in reg.ird to the
matter of the Boston rescue. Talk of
punishing the scamps for such conduct in
Boston! It can't be done. We predict
that the Christiana rioters will come out
the same way.
(3"The IViHimore -U'1 sys: The
price of pork in this country is getting to
be an interesting item of speculation a
mong the buyers and sellers; the former
ueingotopmion um it win n-v ue uigtier
bin it wts hsl year, and the latter stout -
ly maintaining ih it it will he.
I t . 1 . ' . 'II i I t I
Ifus! Mire lings!! Droves of hog
are passing every day. Drovers here an?
aikiiG cents gross, and selling in South)
Carolina at 5 cents. That is the way they
alwiyswork us. We'll bet high on buy
iug bacon in Columbh next summer at 6
or 7 cents. Vast quantities of it can be
shipped there, and will be if there is a de
maud for it Mountain Banner.
ishing'.on Market. Dec. 1G.
Naval Stores. I ne receipts for the
1 isI week Inve been li!t nvuinrr m I lin
IJS ' VVLeu " ,vc OLt n nin owing toine,
low stale of the river. We ouote Old !
Turpentine $2 25, Scrape do. 1 40, Tar
Com Since our review of this day
tu,.,uW.u, ,u.u "pi, u '""iw:, Esq., it was resolved "that the Presi
snall lots ol new from Hyde county soldiut js directed to give notice according to the
2 '25, at which the market closes. Cow '."terms of tha Charter, th.it an installment of
Peas are wanted and sell from 50 to 60c.
Newborn Market Dct 15.
Turpentine. Turpentine has come in
during the p.ist week in considerable
quantities. Sales of Dip have been at
S3 37i to 2 40, Scrape $1 50 to 1 CO.
Tar $ 50 to 1 60.
Corn. No receipts by the quantity
and no change iu price.
Meal. No chance in nrice. the market
well supplied at 50 cents per bushel.
Peas. Sales of Clay Peas at 50 cts.,
Ladv Peas at 75 and R R. at fin emits nnr
ieeeipis oi uacon or laro since our
Green Pork. Pork has ranged during
the past week from 5 to 6 50. Lots of
inferior have sold at $5 and 5 50. Good
Pork has brought 6 to 6 50. Good
Pork sold to-day at 6 50 The market
price we quote at $6 to 6 50.
Beef The maiket price for good Beef
is 3 io 4 cents per lb.; say 3 for fore and
4 cents for hind quarters.
At Mount iMoriah, in this county, on
Wednesday evening last, by Rev. Jos. B.
Cheshire, Col Francis M. Parker, of
this place, to Miss Sarah Tarlt, daugh
ter of Dr. James J. Phillips.
. . -i r hnr mother, in
At ine resiuenv. ---- - , ;
SeoMard Neck, Ilulifix county, on lhcj
Miss Elizabeth N. SmitlhvlQircd and iu a high
15th i nst.
daughter of the late Wm. R. Smith, Esqr.
It youth or virtue or goodness or piety
could arrest the arrows of disease or de
lay the sentence of mortality, we should
not now have to lament over the early
death of this excellent lady. But "while
the mysteiious dispensation -of God's
wise Providence calls upon us to pay the
tribute of grief over her grave, such was
her life, that we need not sorrow as those
without hope. She remembered her Cre
ator in the days of her youth, and brought
the graces of her natural character as an
offering to the altar of God. that they
might be sanctified by the graces of Mis
Spirit. Her religious life exhibited all
ihc quiet and gentle virtue of the Chris
lion profession. In her social relations,
she was a pattern of goodness; soothing
ihe infirmities of an aged mother, with all
the self sacrificing devotion of filial' ten
deruess and love, winning all hearts to
her friendship by the kindness and amia
bility of her disposition, and dispensing
blessings iround her path by the minis-
tries ol an unostentatious charily. Thus;
ne Kepi ner iani u immu.i ...u .m......Rt
.i .w uui nit- """"""" v-.... -..
came, she was
found watching. Death had for . her nu
terrors, and she looked upon him, with
serene and tranquil lace. In her last mo
merit she invoked bhsstngs upon her
weeping friends; and commending her
soul to her Saviour, with a placid smile as
anticipating the joys of the redeemed, she
fell asleep and her spirit went up on the
wings of prayer to the Paradise ot God.
Blessed are the dead that die in the
Lord, for they rest from their labors ant'
.heir works do follow them.
Let me die the death of the righteous
and let my last end be like hers. Com.
In this City, oi Friday ihc 12th inst ,
j of Consumption, in the 33d year of her
j aRf.f jj,. Susan K McKoe, wife of Dr.
William II. iMeK-e, anl daughter of Joel
B itlle. deceased, and Mar y P B;Utle, late
of Ivlgecombe County; leaving Iter hus
band and four small children, and a huge
(circle ot relitions and trienris to mourn
her loss. As a wife she was affectionate,
t'as a mother kind and indulgent, and as a
candid and true. Her
friends mourn not as those who
hope, for she died with iho sweet conso
lations of religion, and the exj)iession, "I
am not afraid to die."
"Messed are the pure in heart, for they
sna,! sfe "d ' lia!. Spirit oj the rfge.
AT a regular mooting of the President and
Directors of the Greenville and Raleigh Plank
Hoad Company, on motion of F. C. Satterth
("Two Dollars per share be required to be paidJ
"in, on or before the 23rd day of February
next. Atred 3fijr, Pres.
by Gould lloyt, Cl'k.
Dec. 17, 1851.
IN conformity to a Resolution passed by the
Directors of the Greenville and Raleigh Piank
j Road Company, I hereby g've notice that all
delinquent Stockholders are requested to pay
tip the installments now due, on or before th
2nd day of January next, or their Stock will
be advertised and
sold, as authoriz ;d by the
Act of Incorporation of said
A"a secuon OI lue ActOT ucorP
i 1 1 il- l' ( A.1 1 I I T
Company. Charles Green, Treas.
Dec. 17, 1851.
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
iVb.'lG, FayetteviUe Street,
vi i ijno iui siiiv vervirenerai assorTmeni
in rnvtii.-i -m ' i t n i mm 1 c i
smuudiu xueunigiuai, xjuw, iueuicai, Bcnooi
and Miscellaneous Books.
The new publications of the day a3 received.
These and in short almost any Book can be
furnished on reasonable terms, either by appli
cation to him or
Joseph IT. Bated itch, Tarboro.
Raleigh, Dec. 20th, 1851.
JJ8W 3QGKS, "
MOBY Dick, by Herman Melville,
Lady Wortley's Travels in the U. States,
Dr. Quincy's Life and Manners,
Fifteen decisive Battles of the World,
Thackeray's Sketches in Ireland,
Pickwick Papers, continued by Reynolds,
Gems of Beauty Leaflets of Memory
Other Annuals of 1852, on sale by
Joseph II. Bowditch.
Tarboro', Dec. 20, 1851.
Kcal ami Personal l'i-ll(;
Cummzncimj Vlth of Jmu w -V!
THE Subscribers, as Executors o o
Richard Jliues, offer for sale the Yt '
, V , . ver,v ,
x iamauou, ne uieu possessed of Con
lout L700 acrC8 a httlo oyer ' -;n,a.
ouuc jl f i, . .. ,
Yorth HidP of Tar irrrp
IX EDGECOMBE COUNTY '
8ixorseen miles east of the llailro'ad
nine miles above Tarboro adjoining j 81,(1
of Richard Harrison, and others. TlKre
the premises a large and comfortable
with eight rooms and all of the nocev?
bouses and fixtures of the best kind
We will not go into a detailed stat
the sunerioritv nf ttiis Pl-
persons wishing to purchase valuable W
"xamiue this. A plot of the land with a
of the eleared portion is left iu the h l
Mr. Isaac B. Farmer on the premises
well Acquainted with it and will give'anv '!
formation to persons wishing to purc hase '
will sell it in one tract or divide it : 5
f wo or three. If not disposed of at private '
before the 12th of next January, we wi11 '
that day, at 2 o'clock, P. U, on the Vr-C
offer it at public sale to the lushest bi-lda' "ji
has not been necessary for a Physician to vi
it during this year.
We will also sell, at the same place,
Otic EiiitHlrrsI a lit) Iiutv
N M& N7 4 3
0f thc most Yalutble kind
thrPe Carpenters, Tone of theso v, i ,
wright, two Blacksmiths, one Winter, iim.0
.JV - " ' ' . ' tUUl.lj '11J "1 lilt HI U S 'U'll
- ..stress, a good ostler, and some oftta W tot.
j ton-pickers in the btate.
j tHjSO the Slock ami f'l rjp.
consisting of 150 stacks of fodder, 20(Mi hush.
els of ye, 400 bushels of Peas, three hun-irei
and fifty fat hogs, 250 out hogs, GS kid of
cattle, of the most improved breed. Am me
them are many fine milch cows, and nini y b,
of young oxen, large and well broke; 1 pair of
horses, 1 pair of splendid thorough bred n!l;c
three blooded mares, 2 very fine poiii s. one
hundred and fifty head of sheep, the sceufroa
near 400,000 pounds of cotton, two
r.ie wheat thrasher, three saddles and bridle,
f "rty casks of plaster and lime, eight wugmis
f;ii carts, thirty -six sides of leather, hou.-.oL M
and kitchen furniture, and all the farming im
pigments of every description. The sale will
continue from day to day until every thing i
OF SALE. The land will hv sold
'm a credit of one, two, and three years. 13 .n!s
bo iri ng interest from date, with approved se
curity, will be required. The other p"''Pory
ITT 1 1. f ',r ..II
, , , , ,
casi: purchaser sivinsr bond and security
- before the property is delivered.
IF. R. Smithy
Peter E. Jlines, Ex're.
ttaleigh, Nov. 27.
THE undersigned, as Executors of the List
au1 Testament of the late Th
ParJcer wiU offer forsale on 0ih :urV. ! "
- cPmDcr mst' at tDe Iarm 01 aeu u dUJU4UiUfa
me town oi rarDoro ,
All the Perishable Properly
Of the estate, consisting of Horses, Mules, Ox
en, Cows and Calves, fattening Hogs Sbosits,
Sows and Pigs, a large quantity of Corn, rai
der and Peas, and Farming Implements gene
rally. James Weddell, yr?
RoVt R. Brid'jen, '
Dec. 2, 1851.
Residence and Farm
THE Residence and Farm belonging to M
; Elizabeth Bennett, lying abcut eight miles norjji
west orn Tarboro, between Fishing and
i aK i i e tt in.,; nrVJu
ill mi IlUJiTUUUrUlMKl Ul Al. Ji'"
I .1 V V -w-m . .111111'
i uuvi jluuxivjv XSJ til, J it lie. au v'
open land sufficient, it is supposed, for nve
i.v iiuiius, is uuw cuiexeu iu ivuv .
1852. on private terms.
1 J rr -t t. VlV
rill ,v . -i m m i i i
M a .
nouse, ivitcnen ana uris. uuust-, uiui y, u -
m r . 1 1 1 w. i it
honsft. and htore iiouse. Desiaes evcrv otnci
7 , ... .
i ' j . ,
ceasnrv out nouse. neariv au or wmcn ait- .-
i , t i m j 1 i i,.n i i
iramea ouuumgs. iviso, a coon urtii-11"
. l'J i ,n m(t:
thousand turnentinA hnvAs.
The water is excellent, and it i? conaJo"";
believed that the place is one among the nw
thiest in Edirecombe countv.
Any person wishing to rent, can ex.'"
me premises and learn the price, oy c n -
" . . . . . n;,f nil
x'amcic lucLrowcii, lsqr., wno me
mile from the place, and is authorised to rc "
it for the ensuing year.
December 3, 1851.
A. II Harris
WML mnlfP CASH advances on
sign ments, if desired, v. JS'