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, TTT'"I'ivcIy rinJ Pippins;
Ami with a ypios tiffi top?f't ; ?ftp
There wq.-good.inen cv'ory vherciflbn
who arc good for goodness' sake. In ob
scurity, in rctiromeMi 'scarcely known to
the world, and never -asking to be known,
ihese are good men In adversity, in povcr-'
ty, amid temptations, amid all the severity
of earthly trials, there are good men, -whose
lives shed brightness upon the dark clouds
that surround them, .licit true, if avtj must
admit the sadlrulh, ihat many arc estranged
from Infinite Goodness; that many are cold
ly selfish and meanly sensual cold & dead
to everything that is not wrapped up in
their own earthly interest, or more darkly
wrapped up in the veil of fleshly appetites.
Uc it so; but I thank God, that it is not all
that wo arc obliged to beliOve. No; there
arc true hearts, amid the throng of the false
and the faithless. There arc warm and
generous hcarts. wh'ich the cold atmosphere
of surrounding selfishness never chills, and
eyes unused to. weep for personal sorrow,
which often overflow" with sympathy for
the sorrow of others. Yes," there arc good
men, and true men, I thank them; I bless
them for what 'they are. God from on high
loth bless them; and he givcth his angels
charge to keep them, and no where in the
holy record arc these words moro precious
or strong than those in which it is written,
that God loveth the righteous ones.
Such men there arc. Let not thclr prc
cious Virtues be distrusted. As surely and
as evidently-as some men have obeyed the
calls of ambition and pleasure, so surely
and so evidently have other men obeyed
the voice-of-conscicnco; and "chosen rath
er to suffer with the ( people of God, than
to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season."
Why, every nreok man suffers in a conflict
keener far than tho'contest for honor and
applause. And there arc such' men, who,
amid injury and insult, anmisconstruction,
and the pointed finger, and the -scornful lip
of pride, stand firm in their integrity and
allegiance to a loftier principle, and still
their throbbing hearts in prayer, and hush
Uhcm to the gentle emotions of kindness
and pity. Such witnesses there arc, even
in this bad world, signs that a redeeming
"work is going forward amid its mournful
derelictions; proofs that it is not a world
forsaken of heaven; pledges that it will not
lie forsaken; tokens that cheer and touch
every good and thoughtful mind, beyond
all other power of earth to penetrate and
An Irisli gentleman once -appeared in the
court of (ho King's bench, as a security of
n friendin the sum of three thousand pounds.
Sergeant Davy, though he well knew the
responsibilities of the gentleman", could jiot
help his customary impertinence. "Well,
mr, liow do you make yourself to bo worth
three thousand pounds?" The gentleman
very deliberately specified the- particulars
up to two thousand nine hundred and forty
pounds. "Aye," says Davy, "that is not
enough by sixty.',' "For this sum," re-'
pljcd the other, "I have the noto of one
.Sergeant Davy, and I hope that he will
have the honesty soon to discharge it."
This set the court iu a roar; ho was for
once abashed; and Lord Mansfield said:
"Well, brotlier, Pthirik wc-may accopt the
The Three Wives. A late ministor of
religion in Worcestershire, used to relate
the following anecdote of ono of his friends,
-n ho had been three timos married. The
unfortunate speculator in matrimony had
married his first wife a very worldly, ava
ricious woman, who grasped at every thing,
and never was satisfied. The second was
a corpulent, easy, dirty, quiet sold, always
in good humor, and satisfied wi;H every
thing; the last was a most violent terma
gant, who rendered his life misorable while
&he lived. The good old man upo re
viewing his past life, used to observe, "Aly
friends, I have had variety enough in the
conjugal relationi and may literally say I
have married the -wprld, the flosh and -the
A Forcible Mgumcni."Qvnomar ol
the jury," said a' lloosior. lawyer addrosn
ing a raal shell-bark jury "I soy that arc
innfrnnnimous aun ehinos in tlip Heavens
though you can't see ty kase its behind a
rinndi but voirknowii, though I oan't prove
it; so my client who rises arly and hunts
koons like an honest man, lias a goon cat.o
tho ho run't provp it: now if you believe
Avhnt. I tpllrtiyo aljout the sun; you are
bound on yVur.bUlQ oaths to bcliovc what
I,, toll ..you .abqutany client's pasc,-:.andf if
younoii't; jheii you ftilHno a-liary and that
I'll .bXtquwa'dtnui stand 'anyl&V so
if y'fiu; dgrrS't "want to swear false aiuThayc
no r(roublo you'd better give us our case."
Expedient of a Needy Traveller. We
have heard the story of an English haif-pay
officer living at Florence, much in debt, and
desirous to get to England, but unable to
procure his passport, without which he
could not be permitted to depart 'On account
of:thc interference of his creditors. lie
one day, in a codec house, full to abusing
the Grand Duke in very outrageous terms,
in conscmicncc of which he was next day
conducted to the Tuscan frontier by a polico
officer. The following expedient, related
by a London paper, is much less obvious
and more ingenious:
'J 6hh Kilburn, a' person well known on
the turf, as a list seller, &c., Was ilia town
in Bedfordshire, and as a turf phrase, 'quite
broken down!' 'It was during harvest, atid
the week before Richmond races, (York
shire,) whither lie was travelling; and near
which place he was born: to arrive there in
time he hit upon the following expedient.
Ho applied tb an acquaintance of his, a
blacksmith, . to stamp on a padlock the
words 'Richmond gaol,' with which, and
a chain fixed to ono of his legs, he compo
sedly went into a cornfield to sleep. As
he expected, Jie was soon apprehended, and
taken before a magistrate, who, after some
deliberation, ordered two constables to
guard him to Richmond; no time was to be
lost, for Kilburn said he had not been tried,
and hoped they would not let him lay till
another assize. The constables, on their
arrival at IJicgaol, accosted the gaoler with
'Sir, do you know this man?' 'Yes, very
well; it is Kilburn; I have known him many
years.' . 'We-supposc'he has "broken out
of your goal, as he has a chain'and padlock
on with your ,mark; is he nota prisoner?'
'I never heard any harm of him in my life.
Nor,' says Kilburn, 'have these gentle
men. Sir; "they have been so kind as to
bring mo out of Bedfordshire, and I will
not put them to further convenience. I
have got the key of the padlock, and I will
not trouble them to unlock it; I am obliged
to them Tor thcir'kind behavfov.' lie trav
elled this way about 170 miles.
News for (he Ladies. The following
paragraph appeared in an Eastern paper, as
an extract of a letter from Chicago, Illinois:
"Interesting women arc in demand here
for such the market is a sure one. I un
derstand when the steamboats arrive hero
from ButTaloc and Detroit, that nearly all
business is suspended, and crowds of des
olate, rich young bachelors flock to the pier,
and stand ready to catch the girls as thcy
land. AVhclher they uso the lasso, an ac
complishment which some of them have ac
quired in catching ponies on the Rocky
Mountains, or whether they take them by
the force of smiles, I am not informed; hav
ing just arrived I cannot speak from obser
vation; but I, believe the result to be a pretty
The Woman who went abroad. A lady
who was in the habit of spending most of
her time in the society of her neighbors,
happened ono day to be taken suddenly ill,
and sent her husband in great haste for a
physician. The husband ran a few rods,
but soon returned exclaiming: "My dear,
where I. shall find you when I get back?'
I.aconicul. Miss S. S. Will you please
conjugate flic word love; as a verb in the
subjunctive mood, present tense, first per
son, singular, also in the indicative mood,
first future toneo, soeo'nd porson singular,
and send mc an answer. P. II.
Sin: The word love, when conjugated
as you request, will read as follows:
Subjunctive mood, If I love,
Indicative mood, Wilt thou love,
Answkk With all my heart.
Ingenious. It is no uncommon prnc
tiuo at our Court of Sessions, for tho wives
of prisoners who have no children, to bor
row a baby for the occasion, in order tp ox
cite the tonder sympathies of tho worthy re
corder. This ruse seldom fails, and tho
fortunate prisonor is discharged, with an
admonition to "go home and take care of
his wife and family!!' ' '
Question for debating Societies. la a
small dog whose tail curls so tight as to lift
his hmd legs from the ground, a biped or n
1 quadruped. J
The QOLUMMJ1 DEMOCRAT will be
published' ev'tr'ij Satiirduy morning, at
Tff'O DOLLARS per annum, payable
half yearly in advance, or Two Dollars
Fifty Cents, if not paid within the year.
No subscription ivill be taken for a shorter
period than six months; nor any discon
tinuance permitted, until all arrearages
ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding a
square ivill be conspicuously inserted at
One Dollar for the first three insertions,
and Twenty-five cents for every subse
quent nscrtwn. gO5" liberal discount
made to those who advertise by the year.
Of Sunuury, Northumberland county,
"PpSlKGS leave respectfully to inform tho public,
IJjg) that lie is about torclnovcto Harrisburg, where
lie has taken that largo and spacious thrco story lirick
house, formerly occupied by Mathcw Wilson, corner
of Walnut and Third streets,
In view of tho State Capitol, which lie intends to
open on tho 1st day of may next, and where ho
hopes to continucto receive that patronage so liberal
ly bestowed on his establishment heretofore. He
will at all timos be provided with everything necessa
ry to make his guests comfortable.
Harrisburg, April 29, 1837.
ESPEOTFIJLLY informs tho public, that ho
i has removed to the house formcrlv occupied
by John Bishop, situate on the comer of Old Market
and Plumb arrets, New-Berlin, Union county, Pu.
The House and Stables arc undergoing a thorough
repair, which will enable him to entertain all those
who may plcaso to favor him with a call, in an agrcc
ablo and comfortable manner.
The rubseribrr having been long engaged catering
for tho public, believes it unnecessary to ftate how
his Bar and Tablo will bo supplied: tuffice it to say
that the best the market can afford will bo called in
requisition, an,t that tho Stable department will re
ceive the tamo attention.
Thankful for tho public favours heretofore received.
lie respectfully solicits a continuance of tho same, fc
an lncrcasco, support, as every attention will be paid
to tho comfort and convenience of his patron.
New-Berlin, April 29, 1837.
Three times a Week!
NOnTHUMIJFXAND & JLEH'ISTOWN
SPLENDID LINE OF
THIS Lino passes through New-Berlin, Middle
burg, Bcavcrtown and Adamsburg. It inter
sects at Northumberland, tho Wilkcsbarrc and Bos
ton line, to and from New-York City tho Harris
burg and Wilkcsbarrc, Philadelphia and Pottsvillo
linos ; and also the Pittsburg, Harrisburg, and Phi
ladelphia lines at Lcwistown. Thrco times a wk
J distance fifty miles, with elegant Coaches, sunc-
nur norses, anu carciui arm obliging Drivers, ren
dering it the cheapest, best, and most expeditious
route in Pennsylvania, connecting tho Eastern and
Western linos and tho shortest passage between tho
Fittsburg and Pottsville lines.
FARE 'THROUGH, - -- -
Arrivals & Beparlurcs :
Loaves Northumberland every Monday, Wednes
day and Friday, in the afternoon, immediately after
tho arrival of all tho stages : arrives tho next day at
Lcwistown, in time to take tho stage or packet-boat
for Pittsburg. Leavos Lcwistown every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday after tho arrival of tho boats
and stages from Fittsburg, and arrives at Northum
berland tho next morning in time to take any of the
stages or boats that leave that day.
Tho pioprictor has inado arrangements to meet
tho different linos so as not to detain passengers at
cither end of tho route. Every attention will bo
paid in order to render caso and comfort to passen
Will at all timos bo in readiness fit New-Berlin, to
convey passengers to any placo of destination, or to
intersect any other lino of stages.
Now-Borlin. April 29, 1837.
General Stage Office,
(r.ato of tho Orwlgsburg Hotel,)
ESPCCTFULLY informs his friends and tho
pul'licin general, that he lias taken tho above
three stories, and situate in tho ccntro of tho town,
on Main street, and ostensibly built for tho convenient
and genteel aeconimodtion of tho public.
His bar will always bo stored with tho rhoisost
wines, and purest liquors, and his tablo with tho best
viands tho country oun afford; with obliging waiters
to man his parlors, double and (.ingle lodging and di
ning rooms, and first rate cook in tho lutcecn de
partment, nnd with his own humble determined cxer
lipns to plausc, lie feels ounudont to give general sat
isfaction to those who will Avor him with their pat
ronage. Largo stabling and attentive ostlow, under
tho oontrol of tht proprietor, are attached to the es
tablishment. April 29. 1P37.
namoU stand, lately occupied by J. Haugawout, situ
uted in the borough of Pottsville, Schuylkill county,
Pennsylvania. Tho building is very larae. of brick.
HEML OCKFAG T Pi2 .
MMESSIN& of' CILOTEI.
THE Sulwcrlbcrs respectfully inform the public
that thoy have taken the above fulling ustab
lislimont, recently occupied by Solomon NimoJt and
John Miushall, on Hemlock creek, in Hemlock
township, Columbia couty, Imtwccn Blnomsburg &
the Burkhorn, where they nro prepared to accom
modato customers in their lino of business. They
will attend at the following places every two wcoks
for tho purpose of receiving wool, and delivering
At Stacy Margcrim's Inn, in Caltawis
sa; at Widow Drumficller's, in Caltawis
su township: at John Viagcr's Inn, Roar-
insville and at Peter Kline's Inn, New
gj" The customary prices charged, All kinds of
country pnuiuce rcccivcu uy iiieui ior ineir wurK,
dj They respectfully uolieit patronage from tho
public SAMUEL THOMAS.
iMay 0. 1837.
ESPECTFULLY informs his friends, and
, tho public generally, that he continues to ma
His shop is near Mr. MfcKclvy's store-house, at the
B.isin, on tho Pennsylvania Canal. He will' ho
thankful for favors, and use liis endeavors to plcu.c
CHARLES A. MOYER.
April, 29, 1837.
THE SUBSCRIBER respectfully informs tho
public in general, that ho has taken that largo
and commodious warehouse, formerly kept by Hen
ry Walters, Esq. and recently by Mr. Burk, where
ho is ready to receive and forward produce of all de
scriptions from Harrisburg to Philadelphia, as ho is
prepared at tho opening of the navigation to run a
lino of Union canal decked boats of the first class, to
run from each place and deliver goods in thrco and a
half days from tho time of departure. Goods will
be rcccivcO at the warehouse of Jaliez Harradcns, re
cently Bons.i!l & Rovoudt, Vino street wharf,
N. B. Goods will also bo received at the above
places and forwarded by tho same lino in connexion
with the Susquehanna canal packet and freight boat
company to Northumberland, Williamsport, Danville
and Wilkes-Barrc, and all other intermediate places
along tho Susquehanna. By this line mcrcliants
may be anured of having their goods forwarded im
mediately instead of having them lying in tho ware
house waiting for transient boats, as has been the
casp formerly. Tho subscriber will endeavor, by
strict attention to merit a sharo of tho patronage,
which is most respectfully solicited.
Harrisburg, April 29, 1837.
WILL bo for ccrvico during tho present season
ending on tho first of July next, at the sta
ble oi the subscriber, in Bloomsburg. For Terms,
1 edigrec, and Certificates, sfe Itandbilk.
, . NOAH B. PRENTIS.
April 29, 1837.
,l wmiMW, HAUK1I, respectfully in-
'i form tlm Vrtnlm nf llm rr u ...I
unjr mo uccn niuiviuuaiiy Known as established
Letter Founders, that they have now formed a copart
nership in said business, and from their united skill
and extensive experience, they hopo to bo able to
give satisfaction to all who may favor them with
Tho introduction of machinery in place of the te
dious and unhealthy process of casting type by hand,
a desideratum by tho European founders, was by
American ingenuity, and a heavy expenditure on tho
part of our senior partner, first successfully accom
plished. Extensive uso of tho machine to cast let
ter, has fully tested and established its superiority in
every particular over thoso cast by the old p.-ocesss.
The Letter Foundry will hereafter be carried on
by the partioa before named, under the finuof Wluto
Hagcr, &Co. Their specimen exhibits a complete
scnes, from Diamond to Sixty-four lines Pica tho
book and news typo being in the most modern liaht
White, Hagcr & Co. aro agents for tho saloof the
Smith and Rust Printing Presses, which they can
turnish their customers at manufacturers' prices
Chasos, cases, composing sticks, ink, and ovcry arti
cle in the printing business, kept for sale andfurnUit
cd on short noticeOld typo taken in exchange for
new at 9 cents per pound.
N. B. Newspaper proprietors, who will give the
above three insertions, will bo entitled to five dol-
cimens6U "' m'ly ff0m our 6P"
tvt vi -E- WniTE & W. HAGER.
New York, April 29, 1837.
. . -' lu "iiuni
Revised Code & Acts
1 i i. ,i . .
i uusuu iivino Legislature botweon tho II
lay of April, 1830, and the lOtli day
........uou, jointing Wiin I'tirdon s
gest of 1830, and l'arko & Johnson's
ti"'i luuijuuiuiilgCgtOI mo I
of Pennsylvania, to the present time.
Vr,'ijew copies of the above Dices
sa c at l his Office
Handbills. Blanks, &c.
Attlic office of tlic Columbia Wcjuocrat;
4"liN the first of July, 1837, will be published at
Washington, District of Columbia, and deliv
ered simultaneously in the principle cities of the U
nilcd States', n new Monthly Magazine, under tlm
abovo title, devofod to tho principles of the Demo
It has been apparent to many of tho rcficctinn?
members of tho Dvmocrutic party of tho United,
Slates, that a periodical for tho advocacy tuid dill'11.
sion of their political principles, similar to thoso in
such active and influential operation in England, is
a tloidcratum, which it was very important to sup
plya periodical which should unite uith the at
tractions of n sound and vir-nrnii litnrnfnrn n nn.
titical character capable of giving eflicicnt support
lo the doctrines und measures of that party, now
maintained by a largo majority of the people. Dis
cussing tho great questions of policy before tho
country, expending and advocating the Democratic
doctrine through the most able pens that that party
cen furnish, in ai tides of grcntcr length, moro com
densed force, moro elaborate research, and more ele
vated tone than is possible for lllo news-paper press,
a Magazine of this character becomes an instrument
of inappreciable valuo for the enlightenment and
formation of public opinion, und for tho support of
the principles which it advocate. By these menu?,
by thus explaining and defending tho measures of
tho great Democratic party, and by always furnish
ing to tho public a clear and powerful commentary
upon thoso complex questions of policy and party
which- ro frequently distract the country, and upon
which, imperfectly understood ns tlicy often .iro by
friends, and misrepresented and distorted as they
never fail lo bo by political opponents, it is of tho
utmost importance that the public should ho fully
and rightfully informed, it is hoped tho periodical in
question may be made to exert a beneficial, ration
al, and lasting influence on the public mind.
Other considerations, which cannot lo too highly
appreciated, will render tho establishment and suc
cess of the proposed Magazine of very groat imjior
tance. In the mighty struggle of antagonist principles
which is now going on in society the Democratic
Party of the United States stands committed lo Ihc
World ns the depository and exemplar of those
cardinal doctrines of uoliticnl fnftli will, ui,i.O, ii,
cause of the People in every ago and country is i-
u..,iiiiiu. vyiin:nj irum me wain 01 a romcmcnt
means of concentrating the intollcctual energies of
its disciples, thii party has hitherto been almost
wholly unrepresented in the republic of letters, while
the views and policy of its opposing creeds are daily
advocated, by the ablest and most commanding ef
forts of genius and learning.
In tho United States Magazine the attempt will
be made to remov c this reproach.
The present is the time peculiarly appropriate for
the commencement of such an undertaking. Tho
Democratic body of the Union, after a conflict wliich
tested to tho uttermost its stability and its principles,
have succeeded in retain!
,tivo administration of the country. In tho conso-
qucni comparative repose Irom political strife, the pe
riod is suspicious for organizing and railing to iU) aid
a new and powerfully ally of this character, interfe
ring with none co-opcrnting with all.
Co-ordinate with this main design orthc United
States Magazine, no care norcost vill bo spared to
rendcrit, in a literary point of view, honorable to tho
country, and fit to cope in rigor ofrivalry with its
European competitors. Viewing the English lan
guage as the ncjjic heritage and conunon birthright
of all who speak tho tongue of Milton and Shakes
pear, it will bo the uniform object of its conductors to
present only tho finest productions in tho various
branches of literature, that can bo procured; and to
difiuso tlie benefit of correct models of tasto and wor
In this department cxclusivencss of party, which
h inseparable from tho political department of such a
work, will have no place. Hero wo all stand on a
neutral ground of equality and reciprocity, whero
those univ crsal principles of tasto to which wo aro all
alike nubject will alono be recognised as tho common
aw. Our political principles cannot be compromised,
but our common literature, it will bo our prida to.
cherish and extend, with a liberality of feeling an hi
assod by partial or minor views.
As tho United States Magazine is founded on tho
hroadest bam which the means and iullucnco of tho
Democratic party in tho United States can present,
it is intended to render it in every respect a thorough
Aatwnal Work, not merely designed for ephem
eral interest and attraction, but to conlinuo of perma
nent historical value. With this view n considera.
bio portion of each-number will bo appropriated to
the following subjects, in addition to tho general feu
lures referred to have.
A general summary of Political and of Domestic
Intelligence, digested in thoorder of thoStatcs com
prising all the uuthentic. important facts of the ,irc.
ceding month. 1
General Literary Intelligence, Domestic and For
eign, General Scientific Intelligence, including Agri
cultural Improvements, a notice of all new Patents,
A condensed account of all new works of Internal
Improvement throughout tho Union, preceded hv 11
genera view of all now in operation or in progress
Military and Naval New,, Promotions, Changes
Movements, Ac. "0-I
sons'051'1""11 bUUary 110,iccsof distinguished pcr-
After tho close of each session of Congress, an ex
raoran enlarged number ill bo pi.'.IUhed, con
taming a general review und history of its proceed
ings a condensed abstract of important official docu
menu, and tho Acts of tho session.
Advantage will also be taken of tho means con
centrated In this establishment from all quarter, of
ho Union, to collect and digest such extensive sta
tutical obscrvutionsoTi all the most important inter.
grMthle C0U"try lU'cannotfuil Prove of very
This portion oi tho work will be separately paged
fi S . th .a cox.ioiih index, so that tho UniteU
State Magnzmo will ab,o constitute a Complete An
nual toguter, on n scolo ui.attemptcd before, and of
very great importance to allclcmcs, not only as af
fording a current and combined view, from month
to month, of tho subjects which it will comprise, bu
also for record ,md refc.encO through future yau,!
In return for a remittance of $50, doven conies
m Ihc sent; for S100, twonty-three'eopiw? C
certificate of a po.tinattcrsof tho remitu i.ec ofn sum
of money will Loasuuleicnt receipt, all dangers Sf
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nJrt 1 com'?u.ic'"i0"vil bo addressed post
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LANOTKCB & O'SULUvan.
April 20, 1837,