THE ' SOUTHOEKNER.
Commissioners. The good news was
entirely unexpected to him.
Steam Carriage for Plank
Jioads Mr. Fisher, of New York,
jias pattcnted a steam carriage for
"ordinary travel on plank macada
frnized roads. The Post says lie has
introduced a New method of work
ing steam extensively hy the
'combination of the radius and
parallel rods he gives steadiness
to the machines even at the highest
rolocities, and, by other arrange-
mcnts lor cutting oil tne steam, yc-,i
pnahlcs one person to work the en-j
" . v . i o
wine with perfect case and effect. !
committee of the Mechanics7 In
stitute, consisting of professor Hen
wick, Mr Dunham and M- Meigs,
report favorably upon his instru
ment. and the editors of the Amer
ican artizan, competent authorities.
Jspnnk of it at length, and terms of
Good as a Gold Mine During
the Geological Survey of this State,
Processor Edmonds discovered and
purchased an immense tract of phos
Jphate of lime an article possessing
.'Jail the properties of bone mmure
The "(liggins77 are located in Esex
(county, about a mile from Like
'jChamplain. The first cost of the
'tract was $590. One half of it. was
Lrld list wppk for .'?(YOOftM A
canal boat load of the phosphate
was forwarded to England in June
last, and sold for $35 a ton which
makes the Essck County manure
mine of more value than any of the
. quartz mines of California. Before
the latter cin be -converted into du
teats, you have got to crush, grind
und fuss over il for a week or two.
The former is ready for market as
it lies, and requires nothing to con
I vert it into money but a pick-axe
land shovel. Hetore wc close, we
would mention that Professor E
lias yvt been appointed Stale GeoU
ogis totheState of North Carolina
I Salary $3,000 a year. V" con
Igratulalc htm on his good fortune.
Al briny Dutchman.
Probable Murder A letter 10
the editors from a respectable gen
tleman in this county, gives the par
ticulars in relation to the recent
discovery of a horse near Mount
Willing, which appeared to have
.ttet) killed under very suspicious
circumstances. We hope our breth
ren of the press will give them pub-.
' lieity If a foul deed has been per
j pefratcd, the description of the
i horse may give information to the
friends of the unfortunate individ
tial. and perhaps lead to the detec
lion of the felon. The letter says:
"A bay or dark chesnut sorrel
mare, with both hind legs white a
foout half way up to the hock joint,
and her right foreleg white nearly
'to the knee with considerable white
in the face was found near Mount
"Willing, in a private place in the
'.'woods, about two hundred yards
' from the main road leading from
Blount Willing to Chapel Hill,
with her skull badly broken, sup
jposed to have been done with an
laxe, on the 26lh or 27lh of Novem
ber last, as she was found on the
f 2Sth not putrified. Several of the
J neighbors here have seen the mare,!
J hul none know any thing of her.
I .There is strong fear and suspicion
1 that the rider was also murdered.
: The marc, when found, was spatter
ed with mud and had the marks of
a saddle, bridle and martingales.
"You will please, from the above
rl prepare, a notice, and publish in the
Bj Kecorder, a-.d request editors of
I newspapers, both east and west to
give -the notice a few insertions in
J their papers. Ily so doing you
will very much oblige your friends
in this part of the county, and per
haps confer a great favor on the los
er of the horse, or his friends."
TVetdon Pail Road Bridge
Jhtrnt The bridge belonging to
the Portsmouth and Roanoke Rail
road Company at VVeldon, N. (,
was burned down Thursday morn
ing last, at nine o'clock. The ire
supposed to have been communi
cated by a spark from the train that
passed that morning. The original
cost of the bridge was more than
8100,000. It is estimated it will
take $40,000 to replace the wood
work. Raleigh Star.
nDD ru m l. it
thus emphatically condemns a pro-
iect intended for the protection ofi
', , ,
u.B-IMuu. u ru uuS. 1S
i caoimv. i
The Standard sa3's :
"Dangerous Tampering. We!
notice that Mr. McDonald, ofjheatf a rainbow without color,
Georgia, has introduced a bill into fluwel. lv;thnit nrf.imo
Li.. : 1 i . . ;
me gia icgiMaiurc, 10 prevent
the introduction of negroes into that
State for hire, sale, or traffic. It
has been only two years since a bill
of this sort in Georgia was repeal
ed. The old bill is of no effect, inas
much as the negro stations were on
this side of the river, and the Geor
gia purchasers had only to step a
cross the bridge and buy as many as
they chose. In addition to the bill
being of no use, it may do harm in
the end We hold that slivesare
property, and that the institution is
a valuable one. Why then seek to
erect barriers against a free traffic
in that sort of property.
Philadelphia. Dec, G, 1S51
The most atrocious act that was
pcrrnps ever heard of came to light
lately in this city A lady, belong
ing to Lancaster, come down to
this city on a visit to her sister,
bringing; with her a white girl, four
teen years of age, to attend to her
i.ifant of about nint3 months. The
child was sick and cross, and daily
became more unmanageable, until
at last medical aid was called in.
The physician was puzzled, and,
but for an accidental discovery,
might have rem lined so. While
the girl alluded to was nursing the
infant belonging to the sister living
here, it was observed to have some
thing in its mouth which it was un
able to swallow. On examination,
a pin was found. The girl was
scolded for what was thought to be
only carelessness, wh'Mi she confess
ed that the child had swallowed
one. and that she gave it on pur
pose so that il would cry, and the
mother have to relieve her of it.
This occurrence led them to sup
pose that the child of the visiter
was also suticrmg jrom a similar
treatment Upon being charged
with the act, she confessed to have
given it a large number of pin, and!
even needles, at various times This!
horrible fact ?oon became apparent in
the wretched condition of the chihf
A needle made its appearance in
the ktieeof the child, and was cut
out. Its sufferings were so constant
and acute that it had no rest day or
night. The mother and child re
turned home, and death has since
released the innocent trom its suf
ferings. The girl has been arrest-'
ed, and is now in Lancaster jail.
tr A n -oiuesi innauitanl" in
VTBUI 1 1 II . 1 l .. .
Vermont, as we learn by the census
returns, is a black man a native of
Martinique, and now a resident of
Pom fort. H is name is Peter Nas
sau, and his age 1,30 years. The
oldest inhabitant in Massachusetts
i also a negro residing in Marsh-
pee. 1 here is no record oi Ins
birth, but from the best date can bo
attained, he is 1 16 years old lie
was oiace a slave and is a native of
New York. He has always siid
that his mistress told him hr. was
twenty one years of age the first
year of the French War in 1757
He is now blind and has not been
able to do much work for the past
forty years. The oldest inhabitant
of Georgia is a white woman, liv
ing in Clarke County. She is 130
years old and was living, within a
mile of her grand-children to the
sixth generation In Louisiana
there is a negro slave, living in the
First Municipality of New Orleans
140 years of age. He appears dried
and shrivelled up.
Cincinnati, December 26.--Thc
weather, altera spell of rain, is again
excessively cold, and the river still
frozen over. Sales of hogs at 4,
80aS5.9O. Advices from St Louis report a
deficiency of one third in the hog
Beauhful Spntimpni Tlr Mr-
' a . -il .
"A man without some sort of re
iligion, is at best, a poor reprobate,
(he foot.ba of destiny, with no tie
j wondrous eternity that is begun
within him; but a woman without it
is even worse a flame without a
A man may. in some sort, tie his
frail hopes and honors, with weak
shifting ground tackle, to business,
or to the world; but a woman with
out an anchor which they cail faith,
is adrift and a wreck! A man
may clumsily contrive a kind of
ioral tesponsibility out of his rela
tions to mankind; but a woman in
her comparatively isolated sphere,
where affection and not purpose is
the controlling motive, can find no
basis for any system of right action,
but that of spiritual faith. A man
may craze his thought, and his brain
to trustfulness in such poor harbor
age as Fame and Reputation may
stretch before him; but a woman
where can she put her hope in
storms, if not in Heaven?
'And that sweet trustfulness
that abiding love that enduring!
hope, mellowing every page and
scene of life, lighting them with the
pleasantest radiance; when the
world's storms break like an army
with cannoo? Who that has enjoy
ed the love of a Christian mother,
but echoes the thought with energy,
and hallows it with a tear?'
Etymology with a Vengeance.
Joohson once made a bet wih Bos
well that he could go into the fish
market, and p'U a Hillingsgate wo
man in a passion without saying a
word that she could understand.
The doctor commenced bv silently
indicating with his nose that her fish
had passed the state in which a man's
olfactories could endure their flavor
The Hillingsgate lady made a ver
bal attack common in vulgar par
lance, which impunged the classifi
cation in natural history of the doc
tor's mother. The doctor answer
ed, You are an article, madamc."
"No iore an article than yourself,
you b y misgotten villain." 'You
you," stammered the woman,
i choking with rage at a list of titles
she could not understand. "You
are a pronoun J The beldam
shook her list in speechless rage.
"Yii are a verb an adverb an
adjective a conjunction a prepo-sition-"--an
continued the doctor applying the
harmless epithets at proper inter
vals. The nine parts of speech
completely conquered the old wo
man, and she dumped herself down
in the mud, crying with rage at be
ing thus 'blackguarded" in a set of
Unknown terms, which not under
standing, she could not answer.
Just so The best reason a mer
chant can give for not advertising,
is, that by refusing to let the public
know that he has goods to sell, he
is not subject to the expense of em
ploying clerks to assist in selling
fllonc.S. witty bride in Pans,
was observed to gape most wearily
when alone with her spouse in an
Opera-box. A friend, who had no
ticed it from the pit, came up and
reproached her. "It has been so,
said the culprit, "ever since my hus
band told me we wei e one. I am
so dreadful bored when I am
Enormous outlay for Adverti
sing. Townsend, the Sarsparilla
man, says that his books exhibit an
outlay lor advertising in the course
of five years, in the various papers
of the' United States SS00.000.
He savs, for six months he cut otfall
his advertismenls to see if his med
icines would not go on their merits,
just as well as by advertising. He
loss $300,000 by it; sales dwindled
right down to nothing, for his com
pitors, seeing him drop off, went on
advertising heavily, and got the start
of him Great Went.
(JJThc Hon. Henry Clay hasj
resigned his seat in the U. S. Senate.-
. -. 7 ' :
JBA Lady, about purchasing a pair
of shoes cautioned the shopman, as hej$ca & Personal Properly,
nanuiea ner anKle, "not to get above
bis business." I
Terrible Conflagration Great De-
struction of life and Pronerfu. Phila -
delphia, Dec. 21th One of the most i
J destructive fires that has ever visited
our citv, occurred earlv this morninir.
About l o'clock flames were seen is. !
snincr frmn TT '!' a v.n;u;n v.a !
of Chesnut and Sixth streets, which was
speedily destroyed, together with sever
al books and musical stores and Harper's
Restaurant in the basement.
The flames next communicated to the
Shakspeare building, on the opposite
side of Sixth street, adjoining the Ches
nut street Theatre, which was totally
consumed. Brown's Hotel, on Chesnut
street, adjoining Hart's building, shared
the same fate.
About 3 o'clock the walls of Hart's
building fell into the street, instantly
killing two colored men; and severely
wounding several firemen and police
men. Many others are supposed to
bo killed, as at the timo the wall fell
the street was crowded with spectators.
The entire block on the west side of
Sixth street, from Chesnut to Cappenter
streets, is a heap of ruins. On the east
side of Sixth st., and north side of Ches
nut street, Hart's tine building, Brown's
Hotel, Johnston's law book store, and
several other valuable stores are com-
! pletely destroyed. Many other build
ings, on both side3 of Sixth street, are
damaged, and the loss cannot be less
than $200,000. The fire was not sub
dued until 1 o'clock this morning.
The heaviest losers are Dr. Schcnck,
whose establishment was completely de
stroyed; T. & T. W. Johnston, law
booksellors ; 11. Blakiston and Getz &
Buck, booksellers. Many music, peri
odical and other stores on Cth street, al
so suffered severely.
It is reported that Police officer John
son has been killed. W. W. Haley,
Isq., is also missing and supposed to be
killed. Besides these there are reports
of. two or three others having been kill-
Workmen are now cnacd removing
the rubbish. Norfolk Xcics.
Marshal Soult died on the 20th
ult, in the 82d year of his age.
t?0ivr exchanges this week have
been so few, for reason of the Christuvts
holydays, that we are unable to give our
readers such full accounts of the mar
kets generally as we intend to do here
after. Tarboro' Market, Jan
Corn $2 25 to $2 50. Pork
to SG 50. Turpentine 2 10. Tar
$1 25. Cotton about 7c.
Washington Market Dec. 23.
N Stores In O. Turpt. no
change to notice Scrape has de
clinced 15c. per bbl. We now
quote O D. 2 30, Scrape Si 25,
Tar Si 10 to Si Rosin SOc.
Uiver very low and receipts of pro
Corn arrives in sufficient quanti
ties to supply the retail demand
and sells $2 25 measure
" The Rev. F. II. Baring, is expected
to preach at the Old Church in this
:pbee on the second Sabbath, 11th inst.
Remaining in tjhc Post Omcc at Tarbo
ro' the 1st of Jan'y 1852, which if not
taken before the 1st of April next, will
be sent to the General Post Office as
Archer Eliza 2
Allen Charles J
Howell B D
Harrison E A Mrs
J one Mary E Mrs
Bennett Mark Rev Jones Calvin
Bryan E M Mrs Jenkins WA 2
Bradley W W
Battle W S
Jenkins J D
Johnson J W
Jones Morning Mrs
Killebrew J J
Lewis R II
Meeks G- A
Morgan W B
Barnes & Mercer
Cutchins Josiah Noble A M
Cromwell Elisha Owen Jvay
Collins Summer Petway WD 2
Dupree Mr Pittman Martha Mrs
Ehrmghans J C Pitt E S Mrs
Foxhall Sarah Mrs Staton W D
Flowers Gray Sawyer Harda
Frankfurt Lewis Sweeny 31 S
Foxhall S Miss Thomas L D
Garrett R H Trevathan Dempsey
Howard 31 3Irs Whitehead Wiley
Hussey T C Walker Henry
57 & & Moore, P. M
LARGE SALE !
. 1n, ,r -,OE,
THE Subscribers, as Executors of the
latc RMwd iif, offer for sale the ve
r7 valuable Plantation, he died possessed
of, containing about 2700 acres, a littlo
over half of which is cleared and in a
hiSa state of cultivation.
tion is situated on the
IN EDGECOMBE COUNTY,
Six or seven miles east of the Railroad,
andnine miles above Tarboro', adjoining
the lands of llichard Harrison, and oth
ers. There is on the premises a large
and comfortable dwelling, with eight
rooms and all of the necessary out hou
ses and fixtures of the best kind and
in good ordr.
We will not go into a detailed state
ment of the superiority of this Planta
tion, but invite all persons wishing to
purchase valuable land to examine this.
A plot of the land with a survey of tL;-
cleared portion is left in the hands of
Mr. Isaac B. Farmer on the premises,
who is well acquainted with it and will
give any information to persons wishing
to purchase. We will sell it in one
tract or divide it into two or three.
If not disposed of at jprivate sale before
the 12th of next Janu iry, we will, on
that day, at 2 o'clock, P. M., on the pre
mises, offer it at public sale to the high
est bidder. It has not been necessary
for a Physician to visitit during this year.
We will als ; sell, at the same place,
One Sliuuh'cii und Siziviy
Of the most valuable kin J; iunong them
are three Carpenters, one of these a
Wheelwright, two Blacksmiths, one
Painter, three first-rate lionise servants,
one of them a seamstress a good ost
ler, and some of the best cotton-pickers
in the State.
11jSO, the Slock and Crop.
Consisting of 150 stacks of fodder, 2000
bushels of Rye, 400 bushels of Peas,
three hundred and fifty fat hogs, 250
out hogs, 08 head of cattle, of the most
improved breed. Among them are ma
il v fine mdeh cows, and nine voice of
young oxen, large and well broke; 1 pair
of horses, 1 pair of splendid thorough-
bre-I nines, tnrce dioo.icu mare3, very
1 m .1 i 1 a i
fine ponies, one hundred and Mty head
of sheep, the seed from m ar 400.000
pounds of cotton, two Gins, one wheat FRESH SUPPLY of Jayno's AI
thrasher, three saddles and bridles, foity terative, Expectorant, Sanative Pills, &c.
casks of plaster and lime, eight wagons, j Haying's compound Syrup of Nap
ten carts, thirty-six sides of le ;ther, tjja positive cure for Colds, Coughs, ke.
iiouseiioiaana Kitcnen iurnnurc, ana an
TER3IS OF SALE. The land will
be sold on a credit of one, two, and three
Bono's bearing interest from date,
with approved security, will be required, i
The other property will be sold on a j
credit of six months, for all sums over I
ten dollars; all under that amount, cash ; j
the purchaser giving bond and security
before the property is delivered.
W. R. Smith,
Pi ter E. Hints, Ex'rs.
Raleigh, Nov. 27.
3IOBY Dick, by Herman 3Ielville,
Lady Wortley's Travels in the U. States,
De Quincy's Life and 3Ianners,
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
Josrplt IT. Bowditch.
Tarboro, Dec. 20, 1851.
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
iVo. 1G, FayeUcville Street,
OFFERS for . saie a very general as
sortment of standard Theological, Law,
3Idical, School and 3IiscellaneousBooks.
The new publications of the day as re
ceived. These and in short almost any
Book can be furnished on reasonable
terms, either by application to hi in or
Joseph II. Boicditch, Tarboro'.
Raleigh, Dec. 20th, 1851.
AT a regular meeting of the Presi
dent and Directors of the Greenville and
Raleigh Plank Road Company, on mo
tion of F. B. Sattcrthwaitc, Esq., it
was resolved "that the President is di
rected to give notice according to the
"terms of the Charter, that an install
ment of "Two Dollars per share bo, re.
quired to be paid "in, on or before the
23rd day of February next.
Alfred Moye, Pres.
by Goold Uoyt. Cl'k.
the larmmg implements 01 every aes- flu;f or ,,astnc juice, for
eription. The sale will continue from digestion, dyspepsia, &o.
day to clay until every tmng is cu Hooflands's celebrated
Tho undersigned' purposes to publh-tr
in tha Town of Tarboro', from the lt
of January, 1852, "The Southern? i-"
a Democratic, Agricultural and Miscel
From the small number of Democrat
ic papers in the State, Ave confidently ask
the support of the party. Few p. lineal
fields offer to the ready and wjlaug
workman in our cause, promise of a
more abundant harvest, than .North Ca
rolina. Our party are becoming, day by
day, more unanimous on the subject
of slavery and its incidental doctrines,
which our opponents so confidently
thought would destroy our organization,
wLile m:;ny of their own party re fast
beC'tmhig dL.-utisfied with the enngmg
position, they would have -us cecitpy in
our National Union. Tocncouryge t:nd
perfect this unanimity of our own par
ty, and to show to the dissatisfied. of : vlt
opponents, that such dissatisfaction
springs from a true appreciation of Lib
erty, and a correct view of "patriotism, is
the peculiar and pr per work f I he
Press. Support then. Democrat; as
you ought and can, your party -papers
throughput the State.
4 'The Southerner" will be the expo-
of Edgecombe it. will advocate
ner nrmeipies. cnerisn tne progressive
sp;rit of h r people, ai-d defend her re
putation and good name. As such, we
hope to embody in it, by the talents of
ouriarmcrs and citizens generally, tho
practical rules and successful experi
ence, which have increased so much hef
productive industry; and thereby mako
it, to the citizens of other eounti. a
neighborly and instructive messenger.
As a village paper, we hope to uiako
"The Southerner," by the variety of its
matter, interesting to all. Its coluiitns
will be open to a free and liberal d cus
sion of all subjects instructive or amit-
In advance 2 00
Otherwise 2 50
GEOllGE HOWARD, Jr.
EST-Papers throughout the State will
confer a favor by copying the above.
A. & II Ban is,
WILL make CASH advances on
consignments, if desired.
; Jilt 3St'tiYC!9
; n0u rhton's Pepsin, the true dure- iVe
the cure oi in-
iters, for the perman nt cure of liver
; complaint, jaundice, dyspepsia, nervous
j (iplvNff Xro
; j?or saie
Residence h Farm-
THE Residence and Farm belonging;
to 3Irs. Elizabeth Bennett, lying about
eight miles northwest from Tarboro', be-
i tween Fishing and Swift Creeks, in the
neighborhood of II. Blair Bryan and IU
rick . 3IcDowell, Esqrs. and containing
open land sufficient, it is supposed, for
five or six hands, is now offered to rent
for the year 1852, on private terms.
There are on the premises a good
Dwelling house, Kitchen and Work
house, Dairy, Smoke house, and Stora
house, besides every other necessary out
house, nearly all of which are good fra
med buildings. Also, a good Orchard
of various kinds of fruit trees, and
! some eight thousand turpentine boxes.
The water is excellent, and it is conn-
dentty believed that the place is one
among the healthiest in Edgecombe
Any person wishing to rent, can ex
amine the premises and learn the pricer
by calling on Patrick McDowell, Esqr.,
who lives about one mile from the place,
and is authorised to rent it for the ensu-i
December 3, 1851..
Stolen from the room of the subscri
ber, during Christmas week, a nsw olive
colored CLOTH OVERCOAT, with a
velvet collar, and lined wit!i soft woolen
goods, alternate iark and red squares
figured. The above reward will be giv
en for its delivery to me and any in
formation concerning it thankfully rev
ceived. Geo, Howard Jr.
HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
SUBSCRIBERS to the above Work,
irid others desirous of obtaining a cpy,
can do so on application to . :
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