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4 3 Himiii Eg H IT nhole.Yo. 1311. r6orour,J?ecoiji6..rouftffy9..,V. Saturday, JYovcmbcr J3, 1831. UfflM fin 1 Mm finm TmS lit iSBM Mill i if Tfte Tarboro' Press, BY GEORGE HOWARD, Is published weekly at TwoDollars per year I jf paid in advance -or,Two Dollars and Fiftjt Qgsrs at theexpirationof the subscription year r advertisements not exceeding a square will be inserted at One Dollar the first insertion, and 25 ; Q0flt9 for every succeeding one. Longer ones at that rate per square. Court Orders and Judicial advertisements 25 percent, higher. PRESS THE STORM. Tarboro Nov 10M,1851. Mr- Editor: The following lines were written in one of my gloomy moments If you consider them worthy, you may insert them in your paper. A dark and angry cloud o'er-canopies earth; A dull, dreary darkness, envelops all things, The horribly howling wind has partly performed its task, In driving with its furious blasts, the stub born clouds, To their momentary destinations. For awhile it rests from its arduous la bors, And gives the listener cause, to think its fury spent, But, ere long, a dismal heavy sound. Comes wafted on the gale, and the listen er learns, That the ever-fiitful Storm King has from his slumbers risen, And with more rigorous rule, commenced his second reign. Now torrents tumble down from their whilom home, And drench their captor earth, with tleir refreshing liquid; Now the fiery elements commence their angry warfare, They shoot forth their death-de.iling darts, Scattering destruction, in every direction. Everand anon, peals forth the dreadful thunder, Driving dismay into the hearts of earth's creatures. For a moment, there is a general hush, As though the furious elements, tired of their wild sport, Had severally retired to their respective homes; But no, almost before we've satisfied out selves, That such be the fact, they again rally to the charge, And dash furiously into tumultuous com motion. This last effort, however is of short dura tion, The storm with all its fury gradually sub sides, All nature is hushed in one general repose; Where but a few moments since, nought but strife was seen, Now rest the clear, and health-giving at mosphere; Those bright and twinkling orbits that were closed from our view, ; Again smile upon us, beautifully as before. HONES DALE, FOR THE TARBORO FRESS. TO MISS J could love thee, lovely lady, Love thee with all my soul; not higher and holier affections ? My thoughts and actions control. Often do I think of thee. Witb thoughts with affection teeming; ; 3ut ihnro'.,r,rtli toia ihAm nivnv. ; 4JUt ihorn'e -mnl Kor tnnla fhrri nw.lV. . v. , j Jf Whose face is far more beaming. Think not, fair one, I would detract, Aught from thy possession; ' ;v Acknowledging thy worth next to God's Is no unflattering confession. Was I chief owner of my soul To thee, it should be given; ut there's another owns it all Whose happy homes in heaven. ir one, when God hall order me To leave this world forever, ? FOR THE TARBOIiO r My humble prayer, and petition is, My heart -strings may not sever. PHILOS. Tarboro 10 Nov , '51. To the Editor of the Press. Mr. Editor : I oetry being the passion of the dav And thinking from me an attempt that Mr o ? ; Though it might be unable,to display Of ingenuity and talent, so great an array ; As that which appeared in the "Press" ; the other'clay. Yet to some extent might serve to while j away The reader's idle moments, and its perus al thus repay. I have made up my mind, forthwith to es say, Whether or not, I am able to poitrav. In language suitable, and: proper the way; In which my addresses, first I did pay, To her, whose loveftness has evoked this lay. Know then, Mr. Editor,'to her I did say, Most lovely, adorable, angelic, Miss May, VVill you be so kind, to me to betray, Some tergiversation; and without delay, Which of the little words, yes, or nay, I may expect you, the next occasion gay, On which, in suspense, at your feet I do play. In answer to give me to the dull, and misty raj, Of genius which escapes from the lips of JEK'E GRAY. In conclusion, Mr. Editor, I've only to i remain, . j Yours with the request, if these effusions'; coma,n A little of merit, you'll reserve sufficient epace ... . In vnnr ivorlliv no nor In ti-hili In crivl . , , y? i mem place. Tarboro', Nov. 10. '51. J . G. FOR THE TARBORO PItKSS TO Though years have fled since first we met and parted, h;n.e (;spiavcil l0 fonnCct the State of llie lGlh November 179 the County of most P3rt gra,,ual stealthy,and insidious. And time hath set Ins seal upon my brou N Ktl mbe voted unanim0uslv for the a- has silen.Iy e.ten into capital like I think of thee so pure and angel heart- to those blessings ami happy conscquen- (op"ion of the Constitution of "the United dep internal cancer, which has just ap- ed ces we expert to fiow from a free and en-jState9. Tne names 0f ils delegates were P'1 uPon the surface. And thy sweet presence lingers rounarcrselic ROVCriiment. It is a duty we owe ! Elheldred Gray, Etheldred Phillips, 'H's upon millions of western rat! . me now 1 to ourselves, our countrv and posterity, to Thomas Blunt j. Milliard, and IVil road bonds have been Pourcd int0 eastern Along my pathway likea-holy vision 5 publish every testimony of reprobation Ham Foot Of these Mr. Gray was ab- niarcls lJntiI, even in easy times, they Amid m sleeping and my waking Gf thl. ui,3ppy jssue oflhal public meas- scnl The names of the "other four are i become completely glutted, and would hou.rs" ore which claimed the attention of our rf;co'r(lcd in the affirmative, and the reso- take no more W of these bonds aro And even in dreams to sunny fields ely- iate Convention in Hillsborough, and to ltion passed, as you are aware, by a vote for ,he construcllon ot comPetinZ rai- sion 1 record also our unequivocal applause of of 190 t0 Tfia major ity no doubt in some; r0ads at ,he wesl' where the PPu,atio I wander wuh thee on through silver lhp vjrlu(N patriotism and exertions of (jeftree to be ascribed to the taste which ! cannot possibly be dense enough to sus- flowers. . eighty two statesmen, whose wisdom Norlhlcarolina had already ;njoyed 0f tain them oy ears to come. The certain In all the pr ide ofwomanhoqd I met'thee, and characters we tr ust will yet preserve separate' Secession, or if you will, of Co- a"(I inmtable consequence of this wrllbo With goodness stamped upon thy loving all that we conceive precious in this life, operation, as wtr were backed by Rhode j thal ih Paymcnt l!;r1est mus,vsoon b heart to ourselves and future generations. Island ' DAVIE suspended on many of? these bonds,, and "Though nought to thee, I never can for- United in the principles of your Excel- VctobQOth,' 1851. these persons who have been induced by j ' t theef lency, we contemplated with emotions of i gKing and deceptive statements to tako While memory follows wheresoever thou pleasure and regret, this small, but wise Effect of Railroads upon the Money ioo freely of these securities will become art J and firm band struggling against a torrent Market. The number of miles of rail-j severe sufferers by their credulity. . . i . i r.:u i : - it: i cn Npiv rnilrnnds. far hpvnnrl lhf nrpspnf Forgive me then if in my breast lies hid den, One image nestled like a gentle dove I cannot bind the thoughts that rise un bidden, To greet thee with a more than brother's love. ZACK-ARIAH. "Sloperton Cottage" ? R. I. Nov. 2d, '51. 5 . Lot rreTnont I ne ot. iouis union, of the 17th savs. Col. Fremont has com- - mf ay, v,u,. rremuiu . pleted and confirmed the sale of his Ma- rinosa tract of old land in California, The sale was made to a company in Lon- ,lon for one million of dollars: one hun-i dred thousand of ivhich (that being the j first installment) is to be paid to Col. Fre mont.in the city of New York, on or a bout the 15th of this month. Col. Fre- mont may now be considered among the wealthiest milionaires of the United States, tie nas, oesiues uie maupsa : tract just sold, a vast amount of property in San Francisco. Correct Census of Ireland. A cor rected Parliamentary paper of the census of Ireland has been published in London The decrease is 20 per cent, between 141 and 1851. In 1841, the total number of persons was 8,175,124, and on the 'J'st of March last 6,515,794, being a decrease of 1,65,330, or 20 per cent. . , POLITICAL. From the Raleigh Register Mr. Editor: I need make little apol ogy for communicating to the Register the following correspondence, which lex- tract from the Statu Gazette of North Carolina, for September 8th, and October20th. 1 788. The letters are intrinsically interesting; but the more so, when we consider that they were written a short time after North Caroliua had re fused to come into the new Union; and while she was in the actual enjoyment of those of-late much-lauded privileges and glories issuing from the separate States, as from a fountain. The first letter is en tiiled to all the weight usually allowed by lawyers iocontemporanea exposition and, being from a part of the State foie mosijn the struggle for State Rights, and defecated Democracy, is above suspi cion. For the rest, it retinites litrln com- mcnt, and can speak for itself, To Excelltncy Samuel Johnston, Esu , Governor of the State nl North Carolina, and President of the late Convention, held at IJitkborough e, the undersigned, citizens of the town of Tui borough, impressed with the liveliest sense of the important motives which influenced the wise and members of the grand Federal I tion, held at Philadelphia, bei leave to approach your Excellency, and express our sincere approbation of the zeal von ot popular pnr mzy, excueu eviuenuy 10 extinguish whatever hope remained to re- and in operation, is 1 1,200. The average; wants of the.country and vastly dispro store Dublic faith, revive commerce and cost of this length of railroad has been a- Iportioned to its monied means, have ab- nromote affriculture: and thouch the ef ' o ' - recommend us at some future hour of i ,i-mA,l0Mf ;..n tn nnr rlnno in cbiuiucbb aUU ...vuw- ' i the united governmeni, me oniy rocK or , - forts proved unsuccessful, they are not New England and most of the Atlantic less entitled to our gratitude; at least their States, and less than at the West. This exertions, and the federal , principles of would make the whole sum expended up our numerous adherents, may preserve us on complete railroads over 333,000,000! frnm inflisnriminate odium, and nrobablv ! The expenditure of this large sum upon salvation on wnrcu vu repw wiuijjr ...UA...v.v ; conhdence ana saieiy. c. aureo mai i i . r. . 7 .11 i the most discerning of the majority begin now to comprehend the danger into which their conduct was calculated to in vnlve their countrv. themselves and their fellow citizens we publish this declara tion of our principles, determining to rise and fall with the Union of America; sup plicating your Excellency to employ all constitutional means and influence in your power to convince the adopting States, or their Executives, that North Carolina, ought not to be included, in general crim ination, but that a considerable part ot her most respectable citizens are still attached to a federal system,"frbm persuasion 'bat from it alone they can expect exemption from domestic insurrection, defence from foreign invasion, and continuance of the blessings of "peace and general prosperity. Tarboro' (N. C.) August 2C, 1783. To the inhabitants oj the Town of Tar- borough. Gentlemen : You will be pleased to accept my sincere and grateful thanks for your very polite and patriotic address of the 20th of August last, handed to me this day. Your approbation of the conduct of the minority in the late Convention at Hills borough, must be highly pleasing to them under the painful disappointment of their endeavors to avoid a srparation from the Councils of the United Slates, It gives me pleasure to hear from you "that the most discerning of the majority now begin to comprehend the dangers in to which their conduct was calculated to involve their country." Impressed with such sentiment, there is every reason to hope, that they will pursue the most effec tual means, as soon as possible, to replace this State in the Union, in which situa tion alone she can appear respectable. I am well assured that the people of this State were at no time . adverse ;to a federal government, but the proffered sys tem appearing to many, not so perfect as they could wish, and believing that a mendmenls might more certainly be .ob tained by postponing the ratification, till after the proposed amendments were con sidered fcy a general Convention, sthey adopted the measures which you so high ly disapprove. These measures were op posed by the minority, who offered reas i which mut of course, be tempor-rily ta ons in support of their opinion, which I j ken from other business. It is perieclly flatter myself, on a cool and deliberate in-! obvious thit this circumstance alone ia vestigation, will have the weight and in- j calculated to bring a tremendous pressure fluence, which it is to be lamented theyjuPon the fiuances of the country. ' Rail had not at an earlier period. j way undertakings of less magnitude in I have the honor to be, with the ut-j proportion to her pecuniary means, shook most consideration and regard, the commerce of England to its founds Gentlemen, 1 t'on a cw years ago, and prostrated many Your most faithful and obedient servant. oi er most opulent merchants. This po SWIUEL JOHNSTON tent element of disturbance unquestiona- Edenton, September 3d, 1788. ; ,fes al ,hc foudati of he present i financial pressure, and sufficient weight ' lino L n n . ! t n I U .. I V .. I- Ii is to be regretted that the names of vmoous ,lose .)0 sign.-.! Ihe address arc not giv "r,,ers wno ,,avc "CUS5e lne SUDJC tonvcn.'enmn.e Gazette. We have reason to 1 l,c !"'on l this cause upon the mo- ihinlc l fi it 1 hrv onnstiltif ml. or at least re )rC5Cntcd a majority of the Town, a( in ron(inn h.M n Pnvniovritlo nn uau new iuhmiuu ... u.c un.i.u bout S30,000 per mile more than that in " rail ways has been spread over twenty vpars. so that ts ahstraet on from other i ' 7 . . , u,,..c., u..uu..cU -a,. ,clrf: railroads has not been much, if any, more rapid than was required by the demands of the public for improved facilities of I transit and transportation. As the roads have been constructed gradually, and not all at once, the capital invested in them has been from time tb time set free, and either embarked in new enterprises of the same kind or restored to commerce and manufactures, or other channels of busi ness. The greater part of the capital Jn vested in railways is expended for labor, and gradually finds its way. back to the merchant and producer in exchange lor articles of consumption. But, for the time being, theconstruction of these use ful works necessarily absorbs a certain . mount of moneyed capital, and prevent ir temporarily from being applied to tl. purpose of commerce, or to the assistance of needy borrowers! Tho tendency i? where the enterprise is one of magnitude to make money scarce for a limited period. .From all this, it is easy to see that tho attempt to construct ten thousand miles of railway all at once in a country lika ours, is calculated to , affect the money market very little. Yet this is precisely what we are undertaking at ihe present time. Few persons, we apprehend, have any adequate idea of the number of miles, of railroad j'si begun and in the course of construction in this country, in addition to the amount of railway already adverted to as finished. According to a table be fore us, there are no less than 10,471 miles of railroad now in the course o9 construe tion in the United States, most of which is just commenced. x This table, though it purports to be accurate, is hot so strictly, and it underrates the truth somewhat. In this State, for instance, it specifies only 65 miles of rail rOad as in the course of construction, whereas. the real amount is 97 miles, namely, the New Haven and New London road, 50 miles; the Nor walk and Danbury, 15 miles; and the ex tension of the Fishkill road within tho limils of this State, 32 miles; all of which hj now being constructed, and the fiinxl provided for it. v , The cost of 10,500 miles of railroad now being constructed simultaneously in. this country, cannot be much less than three hundred million of dollars, most of ""Ui uct" l" " u "iC t i .ir i it. ney market has been more powerful, in consequence of having to a great extent, reaped observation. It has been for the , somen minions oi casiern capuai imper ceptibly, just as a sponge absorbs water, and will require harder "squeezing tha any sponge before much of it is got back again. It should be understood that the fore- going estima es of roads in progress in- ClUdes none oi rnai numerous crass wincti are only prtyected and the construction of which is uncertain.-Hart ford Times. . fl Curious Fight.- -A friend has fur nished us the particulars of a quite novel fight which took place in our town a few days since. A gentleman having a tattle snake in a box with tin bars, put a rat in, to see his snakeship give a specimen of swallowing. The snake .struck, at the rat, and the rat finding himself inclose quarters with a deadly enemy, like all eowards, began to show fight, when he could do no better. He attacked his ad vei sat y with1pirit?and continued to bile him on the head and neck, until he gained a complete victory. The snake died of his wounds in a few minutes, and the rat was killed by a dog, b"t we are n.Qt in formed what became of the dag that kill ed the rat, that whipped 'the snake, that lay in the box that Charley built. Anderson (S.G.) Gazette. ii it:. 1 -14! .-!f1 : li'i 1 t "ii ! t ?l t! if? k .i- ::.!Si si if i iff It' I i; '. ft .' ff-. is Ml '- .