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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, IS50.
FOR THE TARBORO PRESS. Mr. EJitor: We have seen in your, pa- per of the 2nd mst. thit -a portion ot Uie citizens of . Edgecombe met at Sparta on the 29th ult. to take into consideration and to .express their feelings and opinions on the late attempts of the officers of the steamboat midasto destroy the public Bridge across Tar River near Sparta on the 27th mst7' (Jan'y). As the subject will .probably undergo a judicial investigation, we do not intend to take further-notice of the proceeding of the meeting, until that investigation shall take place, and in the mean time ask: . . . wm ' f II'' the citizens ot ldgccomue ana pumic generally to suspend their judgement . JOHN MYERS & SON. Washington, 5 Feb'y. -1830. .- ' The Carncross Family. Our town has been enlivened for the past week by this interesting family Happy are we in paying a tribute to their fine musical talentthe elasticity df their 1 . ' ' -"airy tread," and the modesty of their at tire and demeanor. -It is indeed enjoy ment to list to the full melodious tones of Miss Rosamond, to admire the naively performing Miss Augusta, to be slilUed with sweet emotions wlhen the fairy-like Adelia floats through the mazes' of the "mcrrie dance." As for Henry, the com ment is a hearty laugh. May their, pat ronage be equal to their deserts. Congress In the Senate, on the 29th ult. after the presentation of petitions, Air. Clay rose and offered a'scries of resolutions, which were read as follows: 1st -Provides that California be admit ted with suitable boundaries, without dic tation as to slavery. 2d Slavery does not exist'by law, am! is not likely to be introduced into any ot: these territories acquired. 3d. Fixes the boundary of Texas. 4th Makes ah offer to Texas of a sum in consideration of cession of her torrilnrw and rrdinnnishmpnt. nf hpr.fdni ms - j - - L to New Mexico. 5th declares that is Inexpedient to abol- ish. without the consent of Maryland and the people of the District, slavery in the District together with compensation for slaves. 0th resolves that "it is expedient ,0j ' abolish the slave trade in the District so far as brought. from other places. 7th requires provision for the recovery of fugiti ves. ,.' 8th declares that Congress has no pow er to prohibit the slave trade between the States. Mr. Clay explained the. resolutions. After which, he 'moved they would be postponed till this day week, and be the special order for that day; which motion prevailed. The House of Representatives is still en gaged with unimportant business. g3rhe Washington correspondent of the New York Herald, on the 20th ult. says: r 'Thc President refuses to answer Sen ator Bradbury's call for his reasons for the removal of Democrats, and appointment of Whigs in their places. It is said that, in cousequence of this, a majority of the Senators have agreed to make no confii motions of importance, until an answer is sent in." ' - Speech of Gen Cass. This last speech of Gen. Cass upon the Wilmot Proviso, is 'One of the greatest efforts of the day. We have read it with unfeigned admiration for the talents and manliness of the Venerable statesman. Vhere is manifest throughout. the .whole effort, that clear perception wnicn marKs the vigorous intellect and thorouCh acquaintance with the theiry of our government, characteristic of the man who foiled the diplomatist of Europe, and . aeieaieu oynis vigorous pen the quiutu- pL- ireaiy, aesigned to crush our couo tr? commerce. No mancapable of ap preoiating sound reason and lofty patriot ism. i-Mi arise irom the perusal of thk Fpeic ' vvjhcut pronouncing Lewis C'asj one ol the great men of the .age. Long may ibe Senate be graced with bU pres ence, and the country assisted with bis wisdom and patriotism. . . ; kr 1 Biiltimore Republican. (TpThe Philadelphia Inquirer says that since January 1, 1S49, there have been deposited at the' Mint in Philadel phia $6,000,000 of California gold. In the year 1847 there were 510 dcposites of gold for coinage; in the month f De cember, 1849, there were 545 deposites. We learn from the Messrs. Adams & To. that they have at the present time up wards of a hundred deputes at the mint, waiting for coinage. From the Raleigh Standard: Jlbolilion Emissaries. It - appears, from a;p'ublication in the last Asheborough Herald, that an Abolition Emissary, under ihn guise of the True Weslcyan Church, has been "covertly and insidiously instil ling the doctrines of .Abolitionism amalga mation" into the community of Franklins- ville, Randolph County, and that Jhi emissary has '"received countenance, en couragement and support in the village of Franklinville." The" Manufacturing Company, among whose hands, we pre sume, this emissary has been operating; has passed Resolutions disavowing all con nection and sympathy with him, and de nouncing him and his conduct in the sc- vcresi lernia. Wc .understand that this; Abolition emissary was recently invited down to Chatham County, but declined going. If he had accepted the visit he . would no doubt have gone away, if at all, with "a flea in his ear." Our Chatham neighbors would have taught him a lesson, the re membrance of which he would have car with Mm in'his dvinir dav. We have I K l n iiu w... j nd doubt there are more of the same scrtj in the State: Let the people keep 'an eye upon thesuspccted;and let every man "from the free States, who may be ioin: about! without a character and without some reg ular employment, be closely scrutinized Rr w.trhrd. Wn must takecarc of ourselves,! or property and (fur rights, at all luzi.d,, And will bear me back no more; md to the last extrcmitv. . UP lhe waves I-float alone, And leave behind me -pleasure s shore. From the Petersburg Republican. ThoU5lj dear mother, the tide may run, . , .,, v , , a. r r i 'And bear me rotighl y on so far; frrA bill passed the Iloine of Dele- " v-1 J , , .. It streams to hope "may vet he won, Hates of Maryland on the 23 d, -repealing .r , t ,.... , i 1 I'll drift, to thec, im "pour star, ill laws prohibiting the introduction ot slaves into that State from other Slates,' If all shoujd look on me with scorn, by a rote of 2G to 21. From the Newborn Republican. -- - Another Crime The Fayette ville Ob server of the 8th says: "We learn that, in this town, on S:ttur day night last, Mr. 3osepn Brooksbank was way-laid and shot by his hrother-in- law, Thomw Trull: Wc have not heard -t ..-1 jl.nl.- ... .1 f the particulars, except that the wound of Mr. Brooksbank is considered dangerous, and lhat Trull has not yet been arrested, ; Rn,n ILp FtniPilPnilh Cnrnlhilnn. i A white ncifro-Somc eight or nine years ago, we noticed in the Carolinian something of a natural curiosity a negro roan with white, spots on his face, about his. mouth, lie was an old man, probably fifty, as black as any African, who had been bitten in his -boyhood; by a rattle snake pi- ot. We thought then that he was a goojl subject for a museum, but to our astonish- men', he came to town few weeks ago, al-; most a while man! the only traces of the tre-j gro about him, were his kinky hair, and some spots or streaks such 'as would be made by the application of lunar caustic I he probability is, if he lives 5 years Ion-j cer, inai inerc win noi ue tne trace oi a . i . . i ii .i .t . . . negro-about him except his hair. Here is a theme for a philosopher. Many learned essays have been written, thcori- sing upon the cause or causes of tbe c.olor and other peeuliaritk's of the African race No other cause than the snake, bile can be assigned for this astonishing melamorpho sis, and the philosophy of its operation would no doubt puzzle the most 'eminent chemist. , : . - But so it is; we liave a white negro in Nor tfi Carolina, And we would suggest to his master,. if he will excuse the imper tinence of the remark, that he can make money by exhibiting bim through the country, than he can by his labor, if he lives fifty years longer; although he is a jolly old fellow and cart crack a joke yet. . - The Press in California. a pt. J. M : Scofield writes from San Francisco to the New London Star that Wm. Faulkner, publisher of the Pacific News, has already made 25,009 by printing that sheet only n fpw months, and asks Si 5,000 for one M r te ' .A ms press rui u . -Vy...r-- spla of hands, and has OrCierCU Hum iuu States a steam press and apparatus for an extensive job office. ' - JFOR'THE TRB0R0!, PRESS. Composed in SAl.and now transcribed for publication by particular request. ' ' " TO Jlf MOTHER.;' f Oh! mother, could you sec me now, How sad and lonely must 1 feel; With sorrow "stamp upon my brow, From this world 1 would fain conceal. You nourished me from infant years, . And.pressM me warmly'to your Ircast; You bathedmiy temples with your tears, , A nd softly : laid me down to rest. You-ayM toGod that I might Rve, While weqping o;er my couch you hung: Implored that Oqd my sins forgi e, While fondly round" my neck you clung. You told me, mother, in childhood's houi;s, "Depend but small on earthly things; Thorns arc found 'mong laiiest flowers, And pleasures lake to tlicmselvos wings." How oft amid thy kind advice, -When mv conduct had caused thec pain; You spake to mc of sin and icc, '... i. i r,. : n: . j thought not then your words vycre true, j$ut (icem) the world quite. plain and fair; soon i keenly felt and knew The truth, it filled me with despair, i I left thec, mother, years ago, Yet longer still to me they seem; My weal his been so mix'd .with woe, ' " a Qht CVC. ij0gm-j to meet with cares, Tl . . 1 - . .- linnlilllT IfMtll it Among the Jews my lot is cast; Can I ever recall the past. OIi! no, I feel the tide is gone, Or by the world forgotten he; When I am wretched and forlorn, Do cnytveet mother, pray for mc. 13en. A. Dicklns, Chcsnut Hill, No. Cal Jan. 22nd, 1S50. fViiminglon Market, January 31. ' IJacon. There has been considerable new Hiicon brought to market this week. Sales h ive been somewhat difficult toefiVct at quotat ions. Some very choice hams sold a few days since at t)c. per lb. We quote shoulders,' sides, and hams (or hog round) at 7j aSc. per lb , and dull. "Corn. About 2610 bushels of corn have been received Irom iiladcn -county. r. .? . . . , , , . . -. . .. . . . ;.;thrce or, four girls to board at the usual and from the vicinity ol this market sold at 50a 51 c. Lard North Carolina lard abundant and dull of sale at 7 a 7 ic. A lot of some 10 kegs, a prime article, changed hands a few days since at 7$c. per lb.. Naval Stores. Since the commence- me'nt of the late freshet, the total sales of i Ttirpentine up to the present time, have; readied 50,725 bbls. .TvvoYifths at ; least of this No. of bbls. bas Wen of tbe hard: article. Supposing we arc correct, ' (and; we are inclined to believe that we are not far from the mark, for we have taken con- siderable'pains in procuring correct inlbr- matio-n on the "subject,) there ha3 been paid out, for the article of Turpentine alone, within the last 17 days, Uie sum of f i nre uics oi jar t urinir i the same time, have reached 5,895 bbls.t I 10 and $ 05- amounting to about $6,345 being a total sum for Turpentine, and Tar. of 682,432 50. The sales to-: day have been madeit 'Si 85 a i$V 90 for! soft and Sl' lt) for hardrurpentine; andJ $1 10 forTarT--closing at our fiighest fig-1 tire, with some L 100 bbls. or more on the maiket, at least nearly all h'ecn brought to market, at least nearly all that was or is ready to come forwaifd on the present freshet. " - Pork. Northern mess porli has declin ed a shade. We now quote at $12 50 per bhh The fresh article is selling at the markets from 41 to 52c. per lb. - No live hogs on the market. ' Petersburg Market, January Ath. v Cotton The market has been quite ac tive the past few days, and all that has been ouereu iouui iw; uw, : ' . vi.oinin cured. hoe. round , iu 4 ;'tr"" . ' ,OF TJIE FIRM OP j . Mtobinson ami JLiniu r V- Norfolk, V a.. . , Respectpullt announces to tlio citi zens of Tarboro', tliat he will remain here a short time forthe purpose of practising his.professiori, and that he would be pica" sed (o Tccdve the calls of those wislwngto consult him, . - ' At-HIrs; Gregory's fIoll, All operations warranted, Whether per formed by R. & L. during their occasional tours, -or aV their office, corner of Main and Talbot streets, Norfolk, ;Va. ;-.' Operations thai have been given over, will bo formed by them in a saiisfacto ry manner, or no charge made. . Feb. 6th, 1 850. ' $50 Reward. LosTj-'in'Tarboro', on Thursday, 7th February inst. Containing 1300 in bank notes, the prin cipal part of which were 10 bills on the State Bank, and a few on the Commercial Bank at WilniMigton there were also in it, four or five $20 bills on the State Bank, and some papers ef no use to any person but myself. I will give a reward of FIFTY Dollars for the recovery of the pocket book and contents, and any in formation respecting cither will be thank fully receives!. JOHN II. DANIEL. Ta 'boro', Feb. S 1SSO. 6 oUcc THE firm of II. King & Co. witr'bc dissolved, by mutual consent, the first day of March next. All. persons indebted to said firm, aic requested to call and settle at or before February Court next. The business hereafter will be conduc ted by Jo. S Pender, whb will give it his personal attention. Owing to -sickness, our former work man bccanc 'incapacitated -for a ay busi ness, consequently iticrc has "been consid erable delay and disappointment to our customers; ha ing procured another work man, I shall be able to execute all kinds of llzleh) (oc& ant Jlczcclrtj In a manner to give entire satisfaction both -as to promptness and style -of -execution." -y JO. S. PENDER. Tarboro' , .Tan 30, 1 Sot). - Boarding for Girls. THE subscriber informs lier frienuNs Tn llir imhli lh:i( sho vviilo In fl -i I.- a prices in town. WIL L I A M A. KNIV II T. Tarboro, Jan. 17, 1S50L S3 The Subscribers HAVE formed a Copartnership under the style and firm of Pillm in V Culhbcrt, Vor th9 purpose of conducting a general .filMMJERY.-'v ' .: ' &ild Commission 12 UShiCSS They are now receiving from the, North- ern cities a generarand, well selected as- 'sortment of GOODSjn their liney which having been " purchased : by their agents there for 'CM'tJicy w;l he enabled to fill the orders of their friends uponThe very uesi terms- They offer their services to the Pi; irmers and others of North Carolina an the sate of lheir produce pledging in advance their best exertions to render entire aiifiPtinn They will he-prepared at all times to make v liberal ad vahcemcjits on produce when required . s BLAKE PITTMAN, CHARLES II. CUTHBERT Petersburg, ian'y i, 1850. ' (QB. Pittman, will as formerfy attend, jthe Courts of Edgocombe county. (iSrac fen berg Medfeincs. JUST RECEIVED, the Graefenberg Sarsaparilla Compound the celebrated Children's "Panacea -the Eye Lotion the healthy Bitters -the Fever and Ague Pills the Vegetable .Pills, and the Green Mountain Vegetable Ointmpnt. March 26.: GEO. HOWARD.. To Pensioners. THE Subscriber continues to act as ligenk for Pensioners, :-?T FAYETTEVJLLlSoRTn'CAROLlNA; Charges moderately for his services; fur- wishes alLdesired information,. and sup. puesan necessary uwi&s wimoui cnargc. . : - " n: JO JIN MACRAE. January 23, 1850. : J cw Co - part n e r s h i p. THE late firm of Mcllwaincfy limicn. having been dissolved, (Mr. William Brownley retiring from business,) we have this, day entered into partnership, and will continue the GROCERY COMMISSION BUSINESS In the "same manner as heretofore, under the firm and sty le of jffclBwaitic, Krowt?! yA: Co. We hopc'by constant and faithTul atten tion to the interests of our friends, to mer it a continuance of that patronage, so long and -so liberally extended to our predeces sore.. ' . , Our Stock o f Groceries Will he hirge and commanding, embra cing n general assortrneiit of Goods in our .line, (intoxicating liquors excepted.) We frhall giye strict attention to the SAtE OF PRODUCE QN COMMISSION, And will beat all times prepared to make liberal advances when desirable. A G McllwainCy JVrnfS!. Brownley, i ' Ro D. Mcltwdine, Ro. A. Martin, Joseph 73. J)unn, Petersburg, .Tan. 1, 1850.. ; " Watch and :'C lock Repairing &c THE undersigned announces to the '.citizens of Edgecombe and adjacent coun ties, thatJic has commenced business "'on his own 'hook," and may be found at all times at his shop, east side of Main street, next, door to Dr. Lawrence's drug store, WaleJfic, i lodis and Jewelry Repaired at the shortest notice he solicits the public patronage. , C HAS. G. MEYER. Tarboro!, Jan. 3, 1850. Carpentering. THE undersigned respectfully informs: the public, that he is prepared to execute all kinds of Carpenters tcork Such as buildmV houses, bridges, &c. ard wall contract to do the same by the job or by the day. I will Cvarrant my work to give satisfaction, and that it shall be done--expeditiously. ' ORE EN OBERRY. larupro , Jan. 14,1850. 3 JYoticc. THE subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of Edgecombe and surround, ing counties, that he has commenced the business of making Boots and hoes, '.IN TARBOROV On the corner opposite Mathetvson $ Norfleefs Store, And has in his employ one of the best workmen in. the Slate. .He expects to keep constantly on hand a good supply cf Ready made Boots from $5 to $S, Footing boots,;S4 50; also, Shoes of vari ous qualjlics,,Trom the coarsest to the finest; and a good-stock of materials for manufacturinglhem to order. I will war rsnt my-fjne work fo be equal to iVIipsi' Son's, of Philadeiphia. Call and see. THOMAS C. IIUSSEY Tarboro, Dec. 28 IS49. Joseph Stewart, Eloof ami Shoe ma'ier, INFORMS the citizens of Edgccon lx? and the counties adjacent thereto, that he will continue the" above business in ih shop recently occupied by J. M. Ilurscy, In Tarboro'. And solicits a portion of their patronage He will warrant his work to be oquU any done in this section of country. Boots from $5 to $llFoaters,$4 to 5 Repairing done neatly and expeditiously TanhonQ ula. 1 , 1 S50. '" " " "WHHi , i j i ' w - - ' " "" Vonslublt s iUaitkh for sale, At.; THIS OT?TlC$