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TH33 iORTI! CAROLWIAN
F'rom a London paper. PUSKYISM. In the year 1833, the late Rev. Dr Rose, of King's College, (he Rev. Mr Percival, Dr Pusey, aud two or. three other cleigymen, met in the bouse of iho fust named gentleman, ' when, talk tug over '.ho progress of dissent and the unpopularity, and eveti practical ne glect in whic h high church pi incites bad fal len of laio years, they came t.a resolution to form themselves into a society, though without any forma! organization, to use their utmost ctl'orts to revive and bring into practi cal recognition the class of principles to which we have referred. The celebrated ;"Tiacts for the Times," had their origin in ' the? n:-otiiig in question. These tracts no- po.iied at irregular intervals, and were pub lished -it priced; varying according !o the yi miity oi matter, from tw-ocace to six pence. The tracts soon attracted general at-I'.-ntio:!, from the slaitliug doctiines thoy od laitctJ; and as the tendency of fill of them . . . . I. a!- . . r .t . .l u 1 was vj e.iK me auiaoniy oi uw vuuku, kuu 'ucrcase the importance of the clergy by in vest ina liicni with a special sacreduess of haiacter,. the new class of opinions made rapid progress among them. .Every succes sive tract Lot-dme bolder aud bolder in its tone, and approached nearer and nearer, tho doet. iocs of the Catholic Church. The prin cipal vi iters , svero Dr. Posey, the Ilev. Air "i'.'aifi. ths Rev. Mr Williams,- the Rev. Mr Newman, and or two -others. The series proceeded until it reached No. 90, which so openly awl streuuou-ly advocated the princi ples of the Catholic Church, that the Bishop of Oxford felt called upon to interpose his authority, ami rul an eud to the farther publi ection of the Tracts. ''!; l ist of the set ics, No- 9 created a deep sensation, especially as it was soon dis covered that it had contributed to make sev en;! individuals go openly over to the Catholic Church. The doctrines now held by the Pu sey ilos, who are sometimes called Tractamns, so closely resemble the doctrines of the Catho lie Church, that there can ha idly be said, on nost points, to be any difference between t'lem. Among the points to which the Pu seyites attach special importance, is the as- ii trip! ion that all the clergy of the Chu-ch of JlngUnd, in common with those of the Catho Mc Church, have descended in a direct line from the Apostles. This is what is called apostolical succession. They also maintain, that all children, baptized by the Established clergy, are regenerated when the water is sprinkled upon them; but they refuse to re cognize the baptism of the ministers of other denominations as baptism at all. They hold that there is no hope of salvation for those vh i are without the pale of the Church. They, denounce the Reformation, and look forward 'v'uh eager desire to a uuioa between the Church of England and the Catholic Church, j i'hey maintain that the Church has an authori ty above th it of the State; and that the Sove reign and the Senate are bound to submit to the dictum of the Church. They lav but little stress on those doctrine! mutters which the ;eiis-o! clergy m the von iard as essential to salvation. much sirualer importance to the ;hc Fathers than to tho narratives of sr.ired evangelists and the epistles - i ----- i-i Establishment ic- They attach writings of Ine m- ot the apostles. They hold, indeed, that the Scrip tures ought not to bo read at fcli by the laity, unless accompanied by the exposition of their meaning to be found in the Rook of Com mon Prayer. They virtually reject the atone ment, and set aside as fanaticism what is re garded bv other parties as the religion of iho heart- They maintain that the bread and wine hi the sacrament are converted, when consocratod by tho clergy, into the actual flesh and blood of Christ, and that the sacrament r.-m.,;;;:.;'" a kind of continuation of !Ue a tonment of Christ oil the cross. This i a tolerably fair synopsis of the doc tiiues of the "Puscyites." It will at once be ps.-rceivod that they are in close approximation to the faith of the Catholic chinch. And in deed it has always been matter of surprise to ii'ii'lligent and well, informed students of tho hi-t.oiv and creed of the two great rival church es of Christendom, why they t-hould have been arrayed iu hostile attitude. Their litur gy ceremonial creed, and religious ob eei varices are very nearly indeutical. The present inotcmeut certainly promises ere lotig to consutiiibalo a re-union. It is calculated that out of 12,000 clergy in England and Wales, 9000, or three fourths of the whole, are. deeply tainted with Pusey ism. In'Scotlaiicl, again, the whole of the Episco pal clergy, with the exception of three or four, are decided Pusey ilo.--. Jn lie-land, also, the "heresy'7 is making great progress. It id cal culated that the majority of the Bench of Bishops are more or less deeply tinged with it. years of ogp. lie soon engaged iu ttiu ex ecution of his father's request, and in a few minutes she was iu a state of mesmeric sleep. As we had no cause to fear an imposition, of course we did not adopt - the precaution of blindfolding, but so well were we assured that she was Uuly and soundly asleep, that we did not conceive it necessary. After it was dis covered that she was asleep, some objects were given to il'iam with directions to ask her what he held iu his hand. She frequently answered. "I don't know.'' And hero it may be proper to recollect, that it is very like ly William did not, promptly aud specifically, confine his mind to the object; for she would sometimes say she did not know, and soon after answer correctlv. It is probable that I want of concentration in William might have been the cause of her failure, whenever it oc curred. A pocket-knife was given to him, and beiug asked what it wa-? she, m a shoit time, answered correctly, and told whosa it was. She did the same with n handkerchief. She soon fell into a Mate of sleep so pro found, that she could scarcely be got to talk except to answer when called, which he did to all. In this slate1 cold water was sprinkl ed into her face, and Dr. Rojkin punctured her -with a pin, which he is very confident she must have felt, iu an natural state of sleep, to nil which she seemed to be perfectly insensible. But after William's proceeding as directed by his father, she came to a state in which she again gave answers to questions put to her. William held in his baud a knife, sicking her what it was? At first she showed ati exertion to speak, but did not audibly; soon however she correctly answered, mas ter's knife." A China representation of a dog was given him otF the mantelpiece, and when aaked wh.it he he'd? she answered, she "did not know, but something her master gave him from the mantelpiece." She vvi.s then asked its color, and correctly answered white. A comb was given to William being a little white at one end, but mostly black. Ho asked her what he held? she ansvvcrered, she did not know. lie asked her its color? she answered white. He then concealed from his view the white, and she answered black, and told what it was. A snuffbox was brought from another room, she told whose and what it was. When asked, she told who were in the room, leaving out a small boy; aud being asked if there was any one else, she answered correctly, telling who it was, pointing to hin William look fiom his pocket his knife, and she readily told him what it was. lie returned it with the intention of taking out his marbles; at the same time something else was -jjiveu, which she incor rectly said was marbles. He held a pitcher in his hand, standing behind her, and when asked, she iold him what it was. At one lime, while holding a book ho asked her what it was? She said, she did not know. He asked her (while lie vvas turning over the leaves) what color it was? She said white he shut it she answered bbick, telling im mediately what it was. Such was the result of this case, that al though not one of us were before believers, wo are forced from conviction to yield our assent to the tru;h of Mesmerism. Truly in- j deed are we "io n fully and wonderfully made." J AS. E. COT'I'O.N. EDWIN DANCY. BEN.PN HOYKIN. Mr. Vc;n the Tarhnro'' Press. r -MESMERISM: .Swnpier Co. .Ha., June 16, 1S-13. Huwaud: As lbs public mind ha3 beoniindef considerable excitement w ith re gnrd tt) -iiie subject of Mesinetism; and. as some of vour readers ate persons in an inter course wTth whom we have spent much of our jives, and are therefore, the better qualified to decide upon ths credit to which our state mem is entitled; we do not conceive that we shall bo g-uilty of uny intrusion in sending you for publication the following repot t of a case, which occurred under such circumstan ces, as preclude all tears of imposition; and of the truth of which the public may rest well assured: During the last spring Doctor Roykiu was in Mobile, where he embraced an opportunity of witnessing some experiments in Mesmer ism: And here it may not be amiss to state, that the Doctor was a disbeliever iu the many statements which he had heard of the influ ence of Mesmerism, thinking the most of their exhibitions might be the result of plans previously arranged and adroitly executed for deception. He acknowledges, however that his skepticism was considerably weakened by the ease which he witnessed in Mobile; but did not yield it his entire assent. After his return home he was informed by his family, that his sou William, a boy of about 14 years of age, and his daughter had Mesmerised a negro child about three years of ago. v short timo after he called upon William to 'Ales-- memo a servant girl in the house of about 10 Democratic JViectiji 55 IN WAKE. At a large and very respectable meeting of the Democracy of Wake county, at tho Court House in Raleigh, on the 4th iost., on mo tion, Nathaniel G. Rand, Esq. was called to the Chair, and Pcrrin Lusbcc, Esq. appoint ed. Secretary. -. After some ronaiks from Air Busbee, in explanation of the object and purposes of the Meeting, one motion of James D. Newsom, Esq., tho following gentlemen were named by tho Chairman as a Committee to draft re aolutions for the actioti of tho meeting, Messrs J D Newsom, Ct II Wilder, l'tirwell Tem ple, J no M Fleming, and Anderson K. Cli'inments. j ' hile tho Committee were out, preparing their resolutions, the Hon. William II. llay ivood being present, was called upon to ad diess tho meeting. He apologized on ac-t-ount of his bodily indisposition, (w hich was epparent to all,) for not making ' a speech ;" but consented to give tho meeting a "collo quial that," which, for about half an hour he did, iu that style and temper which are so peculiarly his own, and which every man present 'will doubtless remember as long as he- remembers any thing of the course of the whig party from 1S4 to 1S1:3-J After Mr Haywood had concluded, Air Wilder, on behalf of the committee, repoited the followiug resolutions, which were rend and unanimously adopted : ' 1. Resolved unanimously, That the princi ples of the Democratic party are the true con servative principles of our republican sysicm of government. 2. Resolved, That the democrats of North Caroliua, are urged to assemble in their re spective counties and neighborhoods, nnd prepare, by concert and harmony in the party, to secure the election of a democratic President and Vice President of the United States, and a democratic Governor of North Carolina at the next election. 3- Resolved, That tho democrats of Wake county do hereby invito the democrats of the State to elect delegates to a State Convention to be assembled in this City at such time as may be designated by a Committee appoint ed for that purpose ; and that the Convention, when assembled, shall consider and deter mine upon the course of North Carolina in refcreuce to her vote in the democratic con vention to be held in Baltimore for the pur pose of nominating candidates for President and Vice President of the United States ; nominate delegates to that Convention for the State at large; declare the views and opinions of the democracy of this State upon the tnodeof representation and of voting for the State in that convention, or in their dis cretion, ltfer that poiut to the decision of a National Convention ; uominate a caudidate for Governor of the State at the next election; and adopt such other measures as may be best calculated to unite the democratic patty, and advance the cause of sound democratic principles in the Stale aud country. 4. Resolved, That the distinguished men whose names have been put before the people as candidates for the democratic nomination to the Presidency ami Vice Presidency, are, each and all, eatitled to our confidence and admiration; and without expressing the pre ferences we may feel for the one or the other of them, we are of opinion that the State dele gates to the Baltimore Convention ought to be instructed readily to acquiesce, and hearti ly to co-operate, with a majority of the body to which ilicy go as representatives of this Stale. f. Resolved, That no one should be te garded by democrats as legitimate candidates for President or Vice President, who do not receive the nomination of iho Rahtmore Convention. , G. Resolved, That no person thouid be supported ns a candidate for Governor, whose nomination is not sanctioned by a State democratic Convention lo be held for that purpose. 7. Resolved, That this meeting recc.-n-meud the following plan for electing dele gates to the Baltimore convention from Noith Carolina : 1. That each Congressional district choose one or more delegates to the said convention, us they may see !it. 2. That tho State convention nominate two additional delegates fot the STATE at large. 3. That if the Slate convention should, at their meeting, determine that one delegate, and only one, ought to be sent from each Congressional District., then, aud in that case, the persons who have been chosen as delegates shall meet and elect from amongst themselves, one to represent said District : It being our opinion that these disputed points about representation and voting in the National Convention, should be left to the unbiassed determination of the Stale con vention. S. Resolved, That the Chairman of this meeting appoint a corresponding committee oi twelve, who shall send these proceedings to each county of the State solicit the co operation of democrats therein invite a correspondence with other county committees ascertain public opinion in regard lo the best time for the assembling of a State con vention and then to publish and make known a day for said Convention to meet, aiid per form tho general duties of an executive com mit'eo until the Stale convention shall appoint u central democratic committee. 9. Resolved, That as soon as convenient, nftei the other counties of this Couirrcssional ... c Distuct have expressed their sanction of these resolutions, liioro .shall bo a meeting of tho democrats of Wake county, convened by notice to be issued by the corresponding committee, to proceed in executing the same; and it is respectfully suggested that each coun ty in this Congressional District shall uomi nate twice tho number of persons the county elects to the House of Commons, as District delegates, who shall meet together and ap point the delegates to the Raliimore conven tion; yet we are not -unwilling to acquiesce in any other mode that may be made acceptable- to a majority of the counties in this Con gressional district. Under the eighth resolut ion the Chairman appointed the following gentlemen members of the corresponding committee : Messrs. Louis D. Henry, G. H. Wilder, Alpheus Jones, Pcrrin Ruabee, William W. White, Richard P. Finch, lienj. Mutriott, Joshua Rogers, William R. Poole, John M. Fleming, James M. Alangum ; and on mo lion of Mr Fleming, the name of Nathaniel G. Rand, Esq., Chairman of tho meeting, was added. . . On motion, tho Chairman of iho meeting was requested to appoint a democratic com mittee of vigilance for each captaiu's district in Wake county. On motion, the thanks of the meeting were tendered to the Chairman and Secretary for the efficient and attentive manner iu which they had discharged their duties. On motion, tho proceedings of this meet ing rfere directed to bo published in tho de mocratic papeis of this City, with a request to the other democratic papers in the State to copy the same. The meeting then adjourned. N. G. RAND,Cham'n. I'errin Rcsdee, Secretary. Frnm the Democratic Signa!. AIR CLAY'S REPLY To the Whig Caucus Committee, iv citing him lo come .. A'ortk Carolina. Any one who has read the conespondence between Messrs. Aloore, IJai ringer, and oth ers (authors of the late caucus address.) aud Henry Clay, as published iu last Friday's Register, will no doubt agree with us, that tho great statesman of Kentucky must have been sorely puzzled to make a suitable reply to the adulatoiy letter of the distinguished committee. It will bo observed that the entertainers do not invite him afresh; but only "remind him of his contemplated visit," and now "claim o! him the performance of his promise" to come to Raleigh: as if Henry Clay were to be held bound by any other than that sort of whig promises which are now becoming so proverbially pie-crusty. The facetious old gentleman must have almost split his sides at the very idea of such ajokeashehas played upon us. Verily he must have said to himself, "what green ones these North Carolina whigs are ! Pledges? why did'ut I pledge my reputation aa a states man, to adhere to the TarifF Compromise? Yet that did not prevent me from taking the lead to breik it ; aud then quit the Senate to look calmly on, and on tho dupes fasten bur dens on the backs oflheir constituents for my sake. Did'ut I pledge my 1640 veracity that fifteen millions would suffice to carry on this Government? and yet I was the first to propose a tax of 24 millions, as the requisite amount for a whig administration. It is litlle short of the folly of children for one who can get such pledges as these still to treasure an idle promise made to the importunity of these very hospitable whig politicians, to go and help them eat a lleiieral Raleigh. ' Charlis!" says Air Clay, ' bring me my pen and ink, and help me to reply to this North Carolina committee. What shail I write, in y maii? Ah! I have it; I'll say I feel gratitude for lha honor that honest old State has conferred upon tne eh V 'But they voted against you in 1S24,' re plied Charley. 'That was kiod!' says Air Clay. 'They repeated the favor in lS2Sby voting njraiust President Adams aud denouncing you for bargain and corruption !' says Charles. "That was kind again!" answers Air Clay. 'Ami they confirmed (his sentence against you in person when you were a candiuatu iu 1S32,' continues Charles. 'That was very kind too!' rejoins the old gentleman. 'In 1634, they expunged your censures against old Jackson aud insti ucted your man, Willie P. to go hkho for Jackson aud loss for you ; aud even V an Buren got their vote for Vice President, after you had iu "32, vetoed his appointment as Minister to Eng land,' adds Chuiles. 'Another specimen of North Carolina kind ness to me!' replied the old geutleman. 'Judge Whito too was stabbed by tb m through your sides, aud because he was sus pected of being your friend, was rejected from their support," q-.n-th Charles. 'Another maik of their kindness!" respouds the grent statesman. 'In IS 10, these whigs sent delegates to Ilarrisburg, to nominate you for Picsident, but Iney preferred anotuer one more available, aud elected 'Tip nnd Ty' to the chief seats iu the land:' snvs Charles. 'Excessively kiud !' rejoined Air Clay; 'and now they're got into a minority at home, these dear fiieiids are claiming f me the per formance of promises to go and see tlio'm ! Chailes! Charles! what caa 1 say iu answer to such a hoaxing letter?' 'Just come it over them by a little iionv, massu Ckty!" 'Right! light! I'll tell them of my gratitude say that my gratitude to the State is too sliong to have- ailcwcd mc to forget my engagement to visit them auother pen, Charles!! and if thrfy believe it, tho committee can get up their parade, nnd invito the Patchoyoe Demociat (Webster.) too, to help eat Air Bs cake !' 'Good!' icjoins Charles, aud accordingly die letter is indited in due J'.rm, the hoax completed; (and despatched jut in lime to be published tor a designed effect on the eve of our August elections.) 'Upon honor,' said Air Clay to himself, 'the thought was a bright one. Aly man Charles is uo fool if ho is black. Political gratitude is the 'tnxious expectations of favors to come ; and Heaven knows it is tho only sin t of gratitude Henry Clay "owes to North Caroliua! 'Is thy seivanl a dog,' to remem ber with thankfulness the disgraceful kicks which that honest State has bestowed upon him herctolorc?' Depend upon it, theie is no little' of the Coon in all this. Oh, whiggeiy! whiggeiy ! SPIDERS DISCHARGED FROA1 THE EYE. We extract the following from a statement in the "American Journal of the Aiedical Sciences," fuiished by Dr. Lonez, of Mo bile, Ala. "I was requested on tho 5th of February, 1S40, to visit a young lady, from whose mo ther I received the following statement : Tho patient had left the city of Charleston, S. C, (at which place I then was) to visit a friend who lesided in the country. On the night of the 29th of January L while convers ing in bed, she was sensible that some object had fallen from the ceiling of the apartment, upon her cheek, ju5t below the interior lid. This caused her to apply the band briskly and forcibly, iu order to brush off what sli-i sup posed to be some one of the many insects so common in country houses, upon which, the friend w iih whom she slept observed that, as the room was much infested with spiders, it was probable that the object which had fallen was one of them. In the course of the night, sue was awakened by a feeling of intense pain in her left eye, which continued at in tervals until morning, when, upon examina tion, the eye was discovered to be highly in flamed and lychrymose. Ordinary domestic means were applied, and during the morning, feeling an iutense degree of itching and irri tation, she rubbed the lids together upon the ball, and removed two fragments, which were readily recognized as the dismembered parts of a spider. Her alarm, in consequence be came very great and was much heightened when tho same thing was repealed in the af ternoon.' She left for home and arrived iu Charleston on the 2d of February. During the voyage, her mind was much perturbed, aud under considerable! excitement from the event; and when I paid my first visit, on the 5th, the date mentioned in the early part of my statement, the following was her vendi tion : The right eye unaffected ; the left tur gid, inflamed, and wheepiog ; and there had been removed from it that morning, a spider, imbedded in a mucous covering. It was entire, with the exception of two legs. The two preceding days before I had seen her throe others had been removed, and were now ex hibited to me. I immediately submitted tho eye to ns close an examination as the irrita ble condition of the parts permitted, without being able to discover the minutest portiou of auy foreign substauce. In oeder, however, to combat the pain and iuflamation, I ordered leeches, saline-antimonial medicines, and evaporating lotions. I thenceforward visited her daily until tho 19th, and at; every visit, i removed cither an entire or dismember spider from the same eye. The total number of spiders removed from the commencement, was between 40 and 50. During tho pro gress of this very singukw case tho treatment was regulated according to tho greater or less degree of local or general disturbance. The patient was restored to good health, and con tinued so uninterruptedly to the date of my leaving Carolina, in November, 1840." Dr. Lopez gives the following explana tion of the means by which the spiders ob tained their " local habitation " in tho eye of the patient : The only suggestion left for my adoption is this thai from all the preceding history of my patient, there existed a want of nervous integrity, so operating upon the mind as to produce the form of disease which I have distinguished as hysteric monomania; and I am induced to think that the various types of mental irregularities, which an unbalanced nervous system is so familiarly known to pro duce, sustain the belief. At the iucipieucy of tho case, I do not for an instant doubt the presence of those fragments of spi ders, and perhaps one or two entire, but my opinion is, that subsequently, terror, super induced upon" the idiosyncrasy described, dethroned the judgment ; hallucination usurp ed its seat ; a morbid concatenation was excited, and tha patient, under the control of dm influence, was urged irresistibly to intro duce them from day to day, until the morbid series was exhausted. I cannot express my self more forcibly than by adopting the lan guage of M. Ollivier, addressed to the Court at Paris, iu behalf uf a young girl arraigned fcr the murder of an infant. " She confessed to have given it ten pins to swallow from lime to time. M. Ollivier said, "he was in clined to attribu'c the present act to one of those unaccountable perverse impulses which are not uufrequent iu certain females." A F A &c. Sec. &c. wise man, he F O R F A N N 1 N G, A NO A TOUCHSTONE TO TRY ON, CONTAINING id Impartial Jlccounl of the. Ilise and Pro iXrezs of the so much talked of II egnlalio.i in AonTii Carolina. No. IV. Alen seldom give up any natuial peifect right, without some degree of reluctance ; but, of two evils choose the least is so plain, and easy a truth to human nature, that her feelings dictate an attention toil. Thus it was with the people in North Carolina; they were futly possessed of an nbsoluie right of" in structing their representatives ; they were seiisiblo of it : but thev saw that they eouM nut at this time exercise their right. And 'hcy choosed to suspend an attempt of enforc ing hi One reason that operated ' much n gainst vht ni was, they could not get an Attor ney iu ail Oi.ange couuty. that would appear I'ot them against extortioners; this supposes that there was a combination oi' some sotf, or that Fanniug's influence was vety great. Thus the people saw their money taken from them aud they must not know lor what ; nor can they know by what laws they a:e governed; obiiged to sit down tamely, and hear the insolence of oflicers, and thu giip ingsand oppression of Sheriffs, under-Sherifls Yesiry-ftlen, Tax gatherers, ll.id Col. F -g been -a. would have profited by the conduct of the people, and would, as he might have done, have taken this opportunity to fix himself in the good opinion of his electors ; but bis ideas of despotism, were too sublime to suffer su-jti an indignity as had been ofTeied by them who believed him not omniscient ; lor this seems 'heir crime, as they say, " uo man in the coui.ty is known of more than one tenth of Us inhabitants," and such representative would find himself at a great loss if deprived ofan onpoiltmity of consulting his constitu ents therefore F g, not contented vviiii having pot n stop to the people, and having robbed them of a perfect natural right, his " discreet nnd steady " soni, as G. T. calls him, breathed vengeance, di-s'iuclioti aud poverty to these insolent men that dared to suspect him, and attempt to call him to an account. The consequence of which was, "thai the bomb Sheriffs now grew more and mote insulting, taking unuuil distresses for levies: taking double, treble, or four times the value; aud beating all they took off lo Town, S'l, 40, and GO miles; treating the people with remarkable crcssne.ss, taking by paths, and other 'ways than those they bad promised to go in ; so that those who follow ed, with design to redeem their goods, could never overtake them," These goods thus taken, were all sold iu tow n at under rates ; and this became a con stant trade, so that the people oi" the towm, oifieers, &o., who gloried iu the spoils of the honest planter, depended on these. sales to raise them fortunes and from the D-.itch folks, and such as were ignorant, they took four-pence, sixpence, and a shilling, in their tax, more than from such as knew more of the nature of Taxation ; and they, the tax-gatherers, never returned any overplus. It has been said, " The People knew not by what Laws " they were governed. This may seem strange to them who have it in their power to consult Lawyers, and Law Books when they please. What has been said respecting the Manner ,.in which these People were treated by the Lawyeis shows that they had nothing favourable to expect from that quarter. And die following fact will show how industrious certain characters were, to prevent a knowledge of the law from spreading among tho people. Some months after nil was still, on the part of the people, there happened to come out a new collection of the Laws in one book ; two farmers look a copy of the fees out of it, for recording deeds of conveyance ; and carried said copy with them to Court, August, 17C7. They offered the customary fees for recording and proving their deeds, that were taken inoliier counties, though what they offered exceeded the lawful duo ; at the same time offered to pay more, if any of them, the officers, could show any law for more. This was done in Court; upon which the man was asked, how long it was siuce he had commenced lawyer ? The man, not chusing lo be laughed by law, and not will, persisted in desiring to know by what law he was refused having his business done, when he offered more than' tho legal lee. Upon which the right worshipful court threatened him, for standing, as they said, iu contempt of the court, which-obliged him to w ithdraw. Here is one instance of the unaccountable conduct of the eivH.coutt.ia Orange county, mentioned in a former number of this pnnr The person who had got this law-book, !H' ing half owner of if, had it at Court, and ; was handed about among the people ; whi v the other owner knowing of, and being . -f of the Court, and on the bench at the ij.., came immediately out of the Court, r-d eas ing his pnrtner in the book to one side, e;--; ,. . estly desired him to keep the koovvlcd-e s -.; the book being handed about among the pie, a secret from ihe rest of the court, 'i j; other replies, I have given such a eaaiion ' ready to them to whom I lent the book, H.r ; see how mailers stand among you. Py v, he meant that an honest man coui j h ;r.I . live among them. The reason of the v.'m-. -caution was, the magistrate, who was t,-,: owner of the book, knew that F the rest of the Court could" tell who :.m ; 'hw book to the people ; because they ki-i-w ,i i; had and who had not these books; :!-,..,. ,,c ing but a very few of Ihem sufleted a, ;,., the country, and these only into the l: : -them who were known by the Junto. '1 (. .,-. ;. they were sometimes mistaken, yet thev cureo the mistake as soon as possible ; ihe. cforo u was thai ihe magistrate, part owner of dw above-mentioned book, was for his kind oili turned out of commission. And this acco,-;:;s for what was said before of F Ts iufKi- enee with ihe Governor. It shows also how very careful the civil officers were to maki the law a secret : and this may account for w hat the people say of a Alason Club, whose system is secrecy. About this time, an act of Assembly passed, to render the lysines of tax-gathering as easy as possible ; in consequence of which he Sheriff of Orange county advetfised as fo(. lows, viz : w Whereas, by a !! Act of As sembly, the SheriiFs of the several counties a this Province, are obliged lo attend at i,w different places in their county, at Icarl twu days at each place, nt some time between iiie lirst day of January and thd first d.iy of March, in oider to receive the public cour tv aud parish taxes ; I hereby inform the county of Orange, ;h : I intend to comply with my du!v in r. 'it tiding according to law, at times and places herea; ter to be advertised ; and that every man a ho fails pay ing their dues, at these times ai.d pliicc-s, is, by the same law, obliged lo pay me two shillings and eight pence exfrno'-diiia-ry : which sum 1 shall demand, w ithout rcspeci to persons. And should any person imagine, that it is sufficient if (hey have the money ready, whew I or my deput comes for if, 1 advise iiie-n to be provide.! with two shillings, aud eibt pence for the visit. Flu in thetr bumble servant. TYRE E 11 A.RRISS. SUPREME COURT. The atg.iments of counsel have closed, and the .fudg.- iwc begun to deliver their opinions. imtrp.'n-L n: Gastox, Judge, delivered the opiuioa oi the Count iu McLanchlait v Neill from irv deli, affirming the j-idirntnt. in Stale to iisf of Under wood, Marsh. & Co., v Parks fWo Randolph, directing a new trial. H insb.iw v Branson from Kanpoiph, affirming ihf j-i-i-rnent below. Grady v Aloore, in Eq-iity ; . .. Chcroke, declaring that there is no error iu die decree. Crawford v Shaver itr Ko,m:v fiom Rowan, affirming the decree b-i . Dalton v Scaler in Equity from Rockingham dismissing the bill. Hopton's Executor, v Lane, in Equity from Wayne, diiectinga de cree for pkiiiiti!!, and a rtfeieuce to asrcij.ii; the value of the respective bnq.'ests, ice Danikl, Judge. Ben net v Sheriodiiom Mar tin ; affirming !he judgement below. Sw.iin v Stafford fiom Stokes, diiccting a new !ri d. Graham v Holt from Orange, aitiniiing the judgment below. Jones v Williams iu Equi ty from Rockingham, a firming the decree below. Wesson v Stephens iu Equity from Rockingham, directing a decree for plaiutio. Love v Lee iu Equity from Caswell, direct ing a decree for plaintiff. Trustees of tho University v McNair in Equity from Cox comb, directing a decree for plaintiffs. F:o-n rhf W;h rnturj Reporter. Air erell : Permit me to relate a circ;n. stance through your paper, which appear be almost unreasonable, but true. Air I,.; ley Neai. while at his work oil my pl.-tnrY.ii-: . to-day, discovered a snake arid her vojn;. and after killing the old one, and finding i; to be about three feet in length, he. :hcn set abotii counting the young ones, and found them to be si.rly-foiir in number, seven inches iu length, they were hardy fellows and showed a great disposition to bite. I ran-vouch for ihe truth of it, as f was au eye-witness. WAI. MORGAN POWELL. Warren county, N. C. July 19, IS43. We understand says the Charlotte JefTVi soniau, that a sad accident occurred at D.ui j sou College ou the 26th u!t., which mus; have considerably marred the festivities of Commencement. While some of the vnui-g men oflhcColIege were making nrr 'tigc h-m;--to set off" a fire balloon, a pan of pir:?s ! lurpevitiue caught fire, and in the hu-ry ' throwing the turpentine ou' '.o evn'ng .iii (hn flume, nearly tho whole c-.ntenl- o! ffi'.' pan was thrown mi Mjrshrdi ICt t-i.-c.-;. u son . ' the late M. T. C. Kcmieoy, of tlu's e-.uu.ty, and the fire commumerrt!::-! iii'iciu:ieiy to his clothes he was so b.idlv burnt th.it ho expiicd about 12 o'ci --ck the next day. Sev eral others were b irt't. but none set ion-!v injured. This should be a warning to others. The New Yoik Express of the 11th inf. says "The news from England h-is h,:d some influence on the flour market, whu:: has advanced full 1-21 cents. The pi i o England, however, doe not warrant n. shipments from this emu. try. Although SY cotton market has improved iu Li.'eip w-:, still are prices too high for shipment ; o there have been no pales in consequence vt the advices."' Miasissirp' The special session of tho Legislature closed on the 26th ult. Several bilis of some importance were finally m;m;rc-5 and received the Executive sanction. A moiig these, is the bill, providing for the elec tion of a Vice Chancellor iu Novr inber ; bill ameudatory to tho revenue laws now in force, aud- bill authorising proceedings a gainst the buks by writ of ipmo trart -.