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BY SANDERSQN & CORN,MAN,
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THURSDAY, MARCH «1, «S3l>.
To a Correspondent. — “Judex” must have
been harshly handled by the Justices of the
Peace —otherwise he would not suspect them
of so much partiality. He maybe excused, for
••No man e’er Mt the hotter draw.
With B°°d opinion of the Lavy. 1 '
This essay is too caustic for our columns
—at least we think so, and we are to be the
judge in tfiis matter. r
ICpThosc of our readers who are troubled
with the military mania, are respectfully re
ferred to the Brigadier General’s order in
another column. "None but such as can
look .on blood and carnage with composure”
will answer the purpose. Most of our rea
ders will no doubt agree with us.that “dis
•rytion’s the better part of valor” in this as
in every thing else^for
“He that fights and runs away,
May live to fight another day;
But he that is in battle slain.
Will never rise to fight again.”
Borough Elation . —The (following gen
tlemen were elected on Friday last, Borough
officers for the ensuing year, viz:
Chief Burgess —Dr. George D. Fouled
Assistant Burgess— James Bell,
Town Council—3 amks H. Graham, Esq.
Col. CharlesM’Clure, George W. Sheaf-
TBR, JoHK MeLL, MICIIAEL HoLCOMB. Eaq.
Jacob Buev, JacodSvPSist, Charles Bell,
Esq. and Jacob Weaver.
Town Clcrh-r- PitiLir Quigley.
School Directors. — James Hamilton and
Keinnick Anoney, Esqrs.
Constables—Viu.hi\is Stroiim and John
Fallen Greatness. —-The name of Ex-Go
vernor Ritner was presented to the' good
people of West Pennsborough township (a
mongst whom he shortly intends ‘pitcliing
his tent’) on Friday lost, for the office of
Constable —when lo and behold 1 ‘ like the
Frenchman’s horse, “he run one d—in great
way behind 1” So much for the popularity
of Joseph Ritner among the loyal anti-ma
sons of West Pennsborough—a township in
which he spent a considerable portion of his
youth and 'manhood. So completely dis-
f anted have his liege sulgccts in that strong
:deral township become with their quondam
chicftan, that he cannot now be elected to
the office of Constable! Alas, how are the
mighty fallen! Such a specimen of the mu
tability of earthly things, when applied to
hit old master, is enough to start afresh the
fountain of tears in our friend T—--y’seyes!
Xcw Hampshire. —The elections winch
took-place in this State on Tuesday week,
have resulted gloriously for tlie Democratic
Party. -The Governor, Congressmen, As
sembly men, &c. are burs by,the unprece
dented majority of about 6000 votes. So
much for the “Granite” State. One Thou
sand Cheers for New Hampshire.'
Among the different periodicals we re:
ceiye, none comes to.’hand-more welcome
than the t'Lddy's Book,” published in Phil
adelphia—and the "Lady's Companion
published in New York. They are both ad
mirable in execution, and contain much to
interest every one, whether male or female,
■whd is ifond of good reading.- We cheerful
ly recommend them to . our .subscribers gen
erally. The subscription price of each’ is
85 OO per annum. While upon the subject
.of periodicals, we must not forget the “La
dy's Garland'' and “Lady's Amaranth,”
both excellent works of the kind and fur
nished to subscribers at the low rate of 8100
per annum. Also, t\\e“ Gentleman's-Ma
gazine," undeservedly popular work,-and
rendered more interesting than usual'on ac
count of the “Sporting” Intelligence which
has beenrecently added to the work. The
- subscription price of this periodical is 83 per
We would take great plfeasure in forward
ing the namesfof a few subscribers to either
or all qf the above mentioned works. '
Texas* —Affairs in this new Republic arc
represented to be in a quiet and prosperous
condition.. The depredations of the savages
had .ceased, and. for the present no apprehen
sion was felt from danger in that quarter.—
Nothing has recently occurred on the East
aarri border, .to interrupt the good under
standing that had grown up between the
Msyinan federalists and theT c sans. .
Title majority for 'Col. PaiuPNs; the demo,
cratlc Senator olcctcd in the tycomlng dis-.
trict, on. the ,sth ins(. is said to be over'29oo
votes.,- The '“Buckshot & Bali,” party were
literally annihilated. Col. P. has taken His
seat in the Senate.
Florida. —The Indians-still continue to.
make depredations. The TallalmsseeFlori
dian of the 16th ult. states, that oh the.pre
vious Monday the house of a Mr. White,-10
miles from thatplnce,,was attacked, and two
men killed and Me and Mrs. White both
severely wounded, On the Thursday pre
vious, the Indians plundered the house of a
Mr. Stokes of $lOOO, and then set fire to
the building—the family had made their es
cape. On-the 15th ult. an attack was made
on the house of Mr. Pcndarvis,. about 12
miles from Tallahassee, and nearly the whole
family inhumanly butchered. A gentleman
who visited the scene the next day thus de
.“I have just viewed the scene of outrage,
and found Mr. and Mrs. Pendarvis and two
children murdered. She (Mrs. P.) inhu
manly butchered and mangled, lying in the
yard—a female child nearly eaten up by the
hogs^—the old man and his eldest son burh
ed up in thc building. which was fired after,
being plundered. Five, children (the two
eldest girls, one boy and two small children)
have been picked up in the woods unhurt;—
Great alarm is "felt by the neighboring peo
ple, and something ought to be done at once
to check the vile savages,”
Foreign Items. — England. —The third
session..of the first Parliament of Queen Vic
toria, was opened onthe sth of February.-r
The Queen arrived at the House of Lords a
bout 2 o’clock, which circumstance was ah -
nou need by a discharge of cannon. The fo
reign embassadors wore the full costumcs'.of
the countries tliey represented.” After the
were gone through with,
her Majesty, in a clear and distinct voice,
read the Speech from the throne. The
speech is very unpopular with the liberal
party,-on account of no allusidn having been
made to the much agitated Corn Law. (fUes
tion, which had already been brought up for
discussion in the House of Commons, and to
the issue of which gll eyes were directed.—
Numerous meetings were being held through
out the Kingdom on that question, and much
France. —The -dissolution of 1 the Cham
bers is vehemently attacked in the opposi
tion papers, and the rescript of the King is
treated as tantamount in outrage to the edict
which cost Charles X his throne..
The Harrisburg Chronicle and other kin
dred prints talk largely about mobs and-re
bellion—just upon the principle that a felon
would cry out "stop thief”- —to draw suspi
cion of guilt from himself. The people have
no faith in the hypocritical tears shed by
such knavish politicians.
Anumbcr of apostate federalists and mon
grels, at Harrisburg, styling themselves the
State Committee, have had the barefaced ef
frontery, to request the friends of “Harrison
and Webster” in “the several counties of
Pennsylvania, to appoint 133 delegates to
meet at me Court House, at Harrisburg, on
the 22d oKMay next, for the purpose of nom
inating ah electoral ticket to" support the
candidates (or President and Vice President
of the U,. States, (settled bythc Jintimason ■
ic National Convention, which was held last
November, at Philadelphia,) at the election
in 1840:—and,- as usual,-nickname-them
selves, the “ Democratic State Convention.”
O tempora, O Mores! : , .
7%e Infamous Six. —The following arc
the names of six members of Congress
who voted- against the passage of the law
providing for the defence of our beloved
country, in case of.an invasion, vizr Crans
ton, of Rhode Island; Davies, of Pennsylva
nia; Qiddings, of Ohio; Maxwell, of New
Jersey; Stratton, of New Jersey; & WISE,
one ofthe murderers of Gilley, of Virginia.
There should be a whip put ini every honest
man’s hand; to “lash the rascals naked
round the world.” , .
Production of Pain.—ln the House of
Representatives of this State, on the 6th, Mr.-
T. g,_Smith, from the Committee to,!whom
the application of James P. Espy Tor aid in
experimenting uppnhis theory ofproducing
rain had been, referred, reported in favor of
giving Mr. Espy $25,000, should he cause it
to min in time. of drought, over, a territory
of five.thousand square miles; and.sso,ooo,
should he cause it to rain under like circum
stances, over a 1 territory of ten thousand
square miles, or in sufficient .quantities to
keep the river Ohio navigable, during, the
summer, season, from Pittsburg to the Miss
issippi. , Three commissioners to be.appoin-.
ted by the Governor to superintend the ex
periments, •' .
Public 'Printer*f—- On the 28th ultimo,
Blair and Rivns (editors of the Globe,)
were re-elected Printers to the Senate, ifor
the. next CongressT. : , .7, -, .' , 7 .
_ Flour in Baltimore, $r 25.
i t a n (nttt t t t*
Will you oblige an old democratic warri
or, Messrs. Editors, who has. been fighting
in the ranks for about five and twenty years,
andneverbnce thought of promotion', by let
ting him speak his thoughts through the col
umns of the. American volunteer, as through
a speaking trumpet; for I wish the substance,
if not the Sound of my sentiments, to be
heard at, around, and within the capitol of
the Nation, as well as that of every State in
the Union, on the two following subjects, to
wit: Public,Defalcations, and Executive
Appointments. —To be brief—“ Rotation in
office” WAS, is, amf still OUGHT TO BE!
a fundamental principle'of Democracy, and
I am sorry it has so long been laid on the
shelf at the several Head Quarters of our
country; because, it not only keeps pure the
body politic v but preserves it from the con
taminating influence oftemptation; as much
so, in my opinion, as a cathartic would the
natural .body from disease. It is a sound
maxim, though of British origin t I believe,
that “old officers become corrupt”—and,
whatever yoU may think, Messrs. Editors, /
think, it has been, sufficiently proven by the
numerous defalcations that yearly take place,
in consequence of the long tenure in office
of those who have proved delinquents. If
rotation had been, resorted to, in time, the
chance of becoming a defaulter would have
been destroyed; at least, to any great amount;
and the evil haying been discovered _in. its
incipient stage could, and doubtless would
have been corrected. Where is the error?
Perhaps the people are as much in the fault
as the defaulters; because they permit their
servants (all public officers are public serv
ants) not only to assume, but to exercise the
authority of piasters. You may rely upon .
it, Messrs. Editors, that so long as this re
mains to be the case, (no odds what may be
'the cognomen of the party in power) solong’
shall We have public defaulters; and so far
will “the people be. their own worst ene
"Oifithc- score of Execub'v.e
1 shall also be brief;, because I dont like to
read lone essays myself, much less to write
them. I commence by approving the senti
ment, that “to the victors belong the spoils”
—if parties must exist—and I would say
that, the Executive who disregards that sen
timent, ought to have the rotatory principle
applied to him as soon as possible. If he
will divide the family, let him be the/irstto
fall.— The Executive that does hot further
the interests of that-party that-elevates-him,
does more to destroy it, than a host of open
enemies —they can be guarded against; but
an internal foe, in the garb of a friend, is
worse than a legion. Not only the present
Executive of the U. States, but his prede
cessors, its well ah the'Executives of several
of the different States, (not excepting Penn
sylvania)' have been suspected of
on this subject..
"Tohctonthe'prlnclple or rmaingxnzvtc
lor to comfort the uan;titsAed,~is~calcUlatcd
in my opinion, to damp" the ardor of loyal
citizens, and cause them to desert their for
mer. standard or chief, in case of another
contest, rather than risque the disgrace of
defeat by an enemyi and the lossof an ex
pected reward by one who ought to*be their
friend. An Executive who would act a
gainst the party that puts Him in power,
would be something like the horses & mules
that Major Jack Downing had hitched to
each end of the big wagon —who, pulling
different ways, rent asunder the machine
that might, with prudent and proper man
agement, have lasted for ages.
, If you think proper, to print .this. Messra.
Printers, you may, when I next come to
town, probably you will hear,again from
In the House, Mr. Gorgas from the com
mittee on'Agriculture, reported a bill to en
courage the cultivation of the Mulberry tree.
Mr.'Butlet, from the'cdmmittee on Edu
cation, reported a‘bill, to provide for the ed
ucation of teachers of public schools.
, Mr. Gorges, from the committee oh public
buildings,- reported a bill for the erection of
suitable buildinga.for the use of the Execu
tive of this Commonwealth.
On motion of Mr. Sturdevaht, the petitions
for a repeal of the law taxing aliens, were
-referred to the members of the city & coun
ty: ’■ - '
Mr. Ryan reported a bill supplementary
to an act, providing for the establishment of
a Board of Health in the city of Philadel
phia, increasing-.the power of the board'to
Mr. Helffenstein reported a bill relative
to the establishment of a'Board of Wardens.
The.-bill provides for the addition of -three
members, to be selected annually, from the
districts of Moyameneing, Spring Garden,
and Kensington. j*
•The resolution offered by Mr. T. S.Smith,
calling upon the Governor for- information
relative to alleged bank combinations;came
up on second reading, and was negatived by
a vote 0f35 yeas, to 54 nays.
The bill from the Senate, authorising the
Governor to-subscribe 2000 shares of stock
to the Franklin rail road, passed the House.
In the afternoon, the bill providing for the
election of Mayor in Philadelphia, by the
people, was taken up and passed through
the House, withoutopposition, This bill
changes the mode of electing the Mayor on-
Iv. It provides that in case no one : candi
date shall receive a majority of the votes
the election shall devolve on the
Councils in joint meeting,—they must elect,
however, one of the two highest returned;
A bill authorising the Governor to appoint
a.board of Wordens for the river. Schuylkill,
also passed through third reading.
The .bill incorporating .the'. Good Intent
Hose Company,: of Philadelphia, together
with several .other local;bills were passed;
and-tlie House adjourned. ' ’
The Speaker laid before the Senate, the
For the Volunteer.'
Annual report of the President and Mana
gers of the House of Refuge.
Mr. Michler from the coihmittee on cor
porations, reported a bill from the House, to
incorporate the, Anthracite Iron Company,
with an amendment. Also a bill from the
House, relative [to the, Luken’s Valley rail
road company, in Dauphin, county.
- Mr. Paul, from .the committee on educa
tion, reported a bill to incorporate the
Wilkesbarre. Female Seminary.
The bill entitled a supplement to an act,
to incorporate the Lukcn’s Valley rail road
company, was taken up and passed.
Mr. Fraley, (city) from the committee on
corporations, reported a bill, entitled an act
to incorporate the Lackawanna and Susque
hanna Rail Road company.
Mr. Fraily, (Schuylkill) reported a bill to
incorporate die Kittanning Fire Company,
in Armstrong county.
Mr. Sterrett moved that the rule which
requires executive nominations to lay on the
table ten days, be dispensed with, and that
the Senate proceed to the consideration of
the nomination by the Governor, of Nathan
iel B. Eldred, as President Judge of the 6th
Judicial District, composed of the counties
of Erie, Crawford and Venango. The mo
tion was agreed to.
_ Mr. Pearson moved that the Senate ad
vise and consent to the nomination, which
was unanimously agreed to.
Mr. Miller, (cjtjO„frQ>n the committee bn
revenue, reported a bill from the House, au
thorising the Governor to borrow on tempo
rary loan, the sum of 975, 000.. .
The bill was then taken up, and" passed
committee of the whole, and the several
The Senate again took up,, in committee
of the whole, on motion of Mr. Fraley, (city) -
the bill for the payment of the troops but
before any action was had on the bill, the
committee rose, and have leave to set again
The Senate resolved itself into committee
'til the wholc/on motion of Mr. Caldwell, on
the bill providing for the repair of the public
buildings, and for the improvements of the
, The bill provides for the planting of orna
mental trees, &c. •
Mr. Penrose moved to amend, by insert! ng
the Moms Multicaulis tree. This ’called
forth quite a humorous debate.
Mr. Caldwell suggested to the Sneaker, so
to modify his’amendment as to make it read
hickory, as this.was.a trce.under whpse.shade
the honorable Speaker formerly delighted to
repose, and the nuts of which he was once
very fond of'cracking!
Mr. Penrose could not see why the Senator
should prefer the hickory, unless.it was be
cause it reminded him of youthful/lagelalions
He wpuld even prefer the slippery elm to the
hickory, as that represented the great head
of the party (meaning, Mr. Van Buren) to
Mr. Caldwell thought the slippery elm
might be another point ot view.
The honorable Speaker sometimes. crawls
out of the window. If this tree were placed
near the window, his descent might be ren
dered more easy. ' ,
Mr. Penrose supposed the Senator alluded
to his fortunate escape from the hands of an
infuriated mob. If so, the Senator, from
Schuylkill, (Mr. Frally) might derive equal
benefit with- himself, from the planting of
this tree; as that Senator made good his re
treat at the same time. ’
Mr. Fraily (Schuylkill) said he did not get
out through the Window because he appre
hended any danger from the people assembled
in the lobbies, but because he could get out
more conveniently thaft he could by forcing
his way through the crowd at the door.
The committee rose, and the bill passed
the Senate. '
The resolution offered by Mr. Williams,
making certain inquiries of the' Governor,
relative to alleged batik combinations,..was
taken up, and after considerable discussion,
passed-the Senate-— ; yeasls,-nays.l4.__
The bill making an appropriation to the
Western Penitentiary passed the Senate.
The bill from the House, authorising the
Governor to’ borrow on temporary loan, the
sum of 75,000 dollars, was taken up and
The bill to erect a-new District Court in
the counties of Erie, Crawford and Venango,
passed the Senate. ’
A message was received from the Gover
nor,- nominating Almon H. Read, Esq., as
President Judgq of the 18th Judicial District,
composed of-tfie counties of Warren, Jeffer
•The bill to incorporate the Susquehanna
and Lockawanna Rail Road Company, was
taken’'up and passed ' ■ ; '~"
The bill for the erection of a free bridge over
the Schuylkill, was taken up in committee of
the whole, Mr. Coplan in the Chair. - After
some discussion, the committee rose, and will
sit again to-morrow.
The news from the frontier byyesterday’s
mail is decidedly of a more pacific charac
ter, at least there is not so much “ fire and
tow” in the' communications of letter wri
ters/ though theife; has nothing occurred
which, to our mind. altcrs in, the least the
position of affairs. , The occupation of Mars
Hill, by, order of Sir John Harvey, is contra-:
dieted., Sir John Caldwell arrived at Augus
ta, as - a special messenger ftom - Sir John
Harvey to-Gov. Fairfield—-his despatches, it
a request that the Brit
ish may establish a road directly from the
mouth of the-Aroostpok to Madawaska, and
so on to Canada, yielding tothem the terri
tory south of the St. Johns, river, and about
half of the disputed tract north of it. for
which we are .to have. the . free navigation, of
the St. Johns. This, however, was not cre
dited., The Governor had not yet Written
his anticipated iniessage, A Bangor corres
pondent of the Boston • Centinel, -under date
of_Maj;ch 9th,’says: ■. : / ‘ -S. ~
Several gentlemen have just come in from
Houlton, among them E. L. Hamlin, late
Land Agent.—-He represents the statfe of
things in the provinces as most deployable.
The.settlers upon the river are all fleeing to
Frederickton and other places for safety,
abandoning their homes and every,thing else.
—These people have made it their principal
business for years to cut timber on our ter
ritory, and this interruption proves ruinous
to them, as well as to a large'pprtion of the
people of Woodstock, Frederickton, and St.
Johns City.—— Baltimore Sun.
FROM THE EAST.
The intelligence from Maine received by
the mails this morning confirms the news
which was published yesterday.
Sir John Caldwell-and several other gen
tlemen from the Province of New Bruns
wick, arrived at Augusta on Saturday even
ing, they brought the communication from
Sir John Harvey to- Governor Fairfield, in
forming the Governor that Sir John was
willing to abide by the memorandum re
commended by Mr. Fox, the British Minis
ter at Washington, and. proposing to enter
into negotiations to carry it into effect.
The following extract which we copy from
the Boston Daily Advertiser gives the gen-,
eral purport of Governor Fairfield’s Mes
. “Under'these circumstances, the question
now recurs, shall we withdraw our forces a
grceably to the recommendation contained
in the Memoranda signed'by Mr. Fox and
the Secretary of State—and leave the future
protection of the timber to the concurrent
action and agreement of the Governments of
Maine and New Brunswick? . Under a full
sense of the responsibility resting upon me,
I have no hesitation in saying, that we ought
not. I admit that the General Government
has nobly responded to our call—and with a
promptness’ and efficiency beyond all praise,
lias made preparations to discharge its con
stitutional obligations to this State. Much
•is’due-from as on this account,' to the Union.’
But the duty of Maine to herself remains
unchanged. The property, for the protec
tion of which we sent an armed posse, un
der the Land Agent and Sheriff, remains
still exposed, and the threat of expulsion
from the territory and,of invasion,, which we
sent our military force to repel, still remains
pending over us, while Bntislv'ffoops, it is
understood, are daily concentrating near the
line with the apparent purpose of carrying
the avowed design of the Lieutenant Gover
nor of New Brunswick into effect.
“Under these circumstances I would re
commend that when we are fully satified,
either by the declarations of the Lt. Gover
nor of the Province of New Brunswick, or
otherwise, that he lias abandoned all idea of
occupying the disputed territory with a mil
itary force, and of attempting an expulsion
of our party, that then the Governor be au
thorized to withdraw our military fdree,
leaving the land agent with a sufficient posse,
armed or unarmed as the case may require,
sufficient to carry into effect your original
design, that of driving out or arresting the
trespassers and preserving and protecting
the timber from their depredations.
“From such an act of jurisdiction—an at
tempt so right and proper in itself as this,
and so imperatively called for by the cir
cumstances of the case, we'should not be
driven by any power on earth.”
The following from the Boston Atlas of
Saturday last, contains the latest intelligence
from the capital of Maine, and from the dis
State House, Augusta, ?
Thursday, March 14, 1839. 5
Our border troubles are assuming a more
quiet aspect. Notwithstanding our Gover
nor is somewhat belligerent in some parts of
Iris - recent message,~nis actsareofa raorer
peaceful character. -The, detachment of
troops from the, Somerset that
were ordered to muster at Skowhegan, have
been dismissed. A part of thejorce under
the command of Col. Jarvis, at the Aroos
took, have also been, discharged, and there is
but little doubt that the detachments now
here from Oxford and Cumberland will be
discharged jin a few days. The timber that
has been cut by trespassers on the waters of
the Aroostook, will probably be protected—
but there seems tone no movement, on the
part ot our Executive to stop the timber that
has been cut on the waters of the St. Johns.
Here, 1 learn, the principal trespasses have
been committed—and if Sir JonnJHarvey
and the Provincial. Government of New
Brunswick, have succeeded in frightening
the authorities of Maine from interfering
with their operations in that part of the dis
puted territory, they will be. perfectly satis
• If I am correctly ipformed, the timber, cut
on. the waters of the St. Johns, in, the dispu
ted territory-this season, is worth more than
half a million of dollars. Tire only move
ments that have been -made to stop these
depredations has been the sending of a small
party oh to the Pish River, who drove off
some eight or ten teams, and then although'
they meet with no resistance, they return to
the.camp at the Aroostook. • • • • *
Our Legislature this morning has been en
gaged principally in - private business. No
report will be made to day by the,North
Eastern Boundary Committee, to whom the
Governor’s. Message was . referred. That
committee have not yet had a meeting on-the
subject.. • '
THE PUBLIC .WORKS.
A message was received from the Gover
nor yesterday by both branches of the Leg
islature, transmitting a report of the Canal
Commissioners, with accompanying docu
mentsr showing the actual condition of the
finished lines uf canal and rail road, and the
amount of money , which is absolutely nec
essary to put them in'good. order and repair.
Shortly after the organization of the canal
board, the report states, that engineers of the
highest standing.and most extensive experi
ence, were appointed to make an examination
of the several divisions of canal and rail road,
and to estimate the amount which would be
required tb^ 'restore them to a sound ■ and
efficient business doing slate.' The follow
ing are the estimates of the engineers, yiz;
Colombia rail road 9 51,242 00
Eastern Division 56,887 00
Susquehanna division 74,570 00
Juniata division , 176,000 00
Portage rail road 48,500 00
Western division 83,034 00
Beaver division 47*880 00
French creekdivision , 236*500 00
West branch division 102*555 00
North branch division 178*224 00
Delaware division 70*359 00
Total amount, 81,125,761 00
‘To these .estimates’ the board say
‘may be added the following items of
expenditures on the Columbia and
Portage rail roads, required to put
them in a fit condition for public use,
as will appear by reference to-the
reports of the engineers, viz: 8551,231 00
Making altogether. $ 1,676,993 00
To this startling sum will hate to be added
outstanding debts, not yet ascertained, which
the board say they have taken steps to know,
and will as early' as possible lay before the
The board very properly remark that the
question before the legislature is wot the
‘iiegligence.incompelency or wilful misman
agement that has produced this state of things,
but it is to provide a remedy, which for the
honor and interest Of the state they hope will
be ample and speedy. That question has
been determined by the people already, and
this expose will only confirm them in the o
pinion which they expressed on.the &d Toes
day of October last, that Governor Ritner and
his officers were totally, incompetent to dis
charge thefir duty to the state, and wilfully
Wrotftolhedntenjsts of the people.
Three Sisters Drowned. —We learn from
the Paris CMb.) Sentinel, thata sad accident
oocu rredto three daughters of Mrs. Vannoy;
residing in Shelby county, a few days since.
They were attempting to cross . the North
Fork of Salt River, when the ice gave way,
and one of them fell through into the water.
The second, seeing her perilous situation,
endeavored to . assist her, and in doing so,
was drawn after her. The third not inti
midated by the fate of .her sisters generously
resolved to offer an assisting hand, and, sad
to tell, shared their fate. The eldest sister
was about 18 years’of age.—Their bodies
were not recovered.-— Pomson.
' On Thursday last, by the Rey.Jfenry Au
rand, Mr. TbAn Baker, of South Middleton
township, to Miss Ann Brocht, of-North
v On Tuesday evening last, by the same, at
Shepherdstown, Mr. William Colter, to Miss
Margaret Brown, all of this county,
v lij Leesburg, Won Monday evening the
4tK inst., by the Rev. Samuel Keppler, Mr.
J. Heaton Chamblin, to Miss Octavia, daugh
ter of Mr. John T. Keppler, of this borough.
> On the 28th ult. by the Rev. D. P. Roseiy
miller, Mr. Christian Whahlt, to Miss
Ann Ciiesneix, both of Dickinson township.
On the sth inst. by the same, Mr. William
Muck, to Miss Maroaret Moore, both of
Stoughstown. ■ . i
* On the 7th inst., by the same, Mr. Abra
ham Claudt,’ to Miss* Rachel Kissinger,
both of Dickinson township.
' Near ;Wilksbarre, Luzerne Pa. bn
the SrtK ult. the Hon. Bavinßeynolds, one
Of the Associate Judges of the Courts of
At his • \denro "
v At.his residence in_ Freedom. township,
Adamscounty, on the 9th inst. after a long
and painful illness, Mr. John Harper, in
the 72nd year of his age, and for many years
a.citizen of Cumberland county.
S 6 rs
Six Cents Re
RUNAWAY from the subscriber,'ln Dick
inson, township, sometime in November
last, an indented mulatto boy, named JAMES
RICHARDSON PARKS, about 16 :years of
age. He took with him when he- went away a
variety of clothing not now recollected. Who
ever takes up said boy and returns him to me,
shall receive the above reward, but no charges
will be paid. -
March ai, 1839.
Dissolution of Go-partnership..
/■tIHE subscribers trading under the firm of
D. & B. ERB, have this day dissolved co
partnership) I 'and hereby notify aU persons in
debted to-said firm, to cotne forward and make
payment, and those who have .claims to present 1 ,
them before the first day of April next, or their
accounts will be pot in the hands of a proper
person for collection. !
. DANIEL ERB.
; BENJAMIN ERB.
Wormleyshorj, February 3i, 1839. ~
ATTENTION.— The members of the
“George Washington Artillery” are required to
meet at their armory. onFriday evening next at
7 o’clock, on business of importance, .
Marehi2X, 1839. .. , B.'CROP, Captain.