The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, June 10, 1837, Image 3

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    W'XiiT Of CHANGE.
"Good morning, Landlord," -ejaculated
n red-nosed disciple of Bacchus on entering
the "bar-room of neighbour Gross's hotel
"I'll take a little brandy and water." The
rinniain ever attentive to his guests soon
imputed the snarklinir decanter, and water
nvrtPiP.l hv suction process from the north
J ' I
corner or his well. "Cart you change me a
nw." nn.,SrP.l the customer after swal-
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lowing a pretty good decoction, wiping lits
. .1 I f. -1 T !.! mill I
cliops Willi me ion siucvu oi ... uuai, inn
thrusting his right hand into his breeches
nnckct "Certainly, If it bo a good note,"
Veinined the Contain, ralhc'r suspecting the
wii,.,.,,rWn.,r.rU,. Ar. rnnnlitnir for an ex-
-. .-. ,.. i. i,ni.m, it) v.
nminatiom i ... caB., y -
claimed the fellow ) "my fives arc like the
ileus, when von put your fin
ger on them they are gone : but I have
travelled in this way for better than a week,
W slopping with Hankmcn : I am caught-
you arc a Jacksonmaii." Ho guessed cor
rectly : and after hearing a short lecture on
lioncsty, he was permitted to "travel on,
and will probably continue the same game
making, however the necessary inquiry
:as to each landlord's politics.
60 Our exchange papers are filled with
items respecting failures, suspension of spe
cie payments, mid issuing shin-plasters.
'Pl.n-r, is vnrv little fuss made when an ho-
nest hard-working man losses all his earn
ings by fire, or other unavoidable calamity
but when a Broker, who keeps a shaving-
shop happens to fail for flic sake of expe
diency, and makes a fortune by compound
ing with his creditors for 10 or 20 cents in
the dollar, a great noise is made about the
'pressure in the money market," and lie se
cures public sympathy for his misfortunes !
The poor Farmer is never pitied when his
crops fail the great source of alarm and
sympathy is for the deprivation of luxuries
which burthen the tables of those "unfortu-
The Banks have refused to redeem their
"notes, in conformity with the restrictions of
their charters, and their own plighted faith,
although their vaults contain abundance
of the precious metals ; and they arc pitied
for being compelled to adopt this policy
when an individual foT -such conduct would
be corneol-np with the Sheriff and Consta
bles, find a resting-place behind the grated
windows of a prison, and bo denounced as
iany thing but an honest man. What a con
trast ! Every rotten Corporation has taken
Tidvantagc of the suspension of specie pay
ments by the banks, and issue small notes,
in direct violation of law ; yet this overt-act
has seldom induced legal proceedings to ex
act the penalty for such offence because
those who control their operations are the
wealthy and influential portion of commu
nity ; whereas a poor man, for the merest
breach of law, or infringement on another's
right, is brought to justice, and mulcted in
moro damages and costs than he is able to
pay. What a contrast ! Are these facts
not known to the community as the every
day occurrences of life t What a practical
demonstration of the declaration of rights,
that "all mkk Aim rnnr, and equal !"
liCPCharlcs J. Ingersoll, Esq. lias been
put in nomination by the democrats of the
Third Congressional district, to supply the
vacancy occasioned by tho death of Mr.
Harper. The nomination is richly merited
liy his qualifications and principles.
The Hanks of Baltimore have detcrmin
fld to receive at par the notes of the follow
ing banks:
"All the banks in Maryland, except the
Mineral bank at Cumberland; all the banks
in the district of Columbia; bank of Virginia
and branches: Farmers' bank of Virginia and
brandies; uanK. ol tnc Valley anu branches;
and thebanks of Gettysburg, Chambersburu.
Carlisle, llarrisourg, Lancaster, Columbia
uritigc, anu YorK, in I'cnnsyirania.
A large meeting was held at Utica on tho
lvtli ult., ot persons opposed to the suspen
sum law. 1 he lollowinir is one of the
many resolutions passed;
llcsolvtd, That wc totally disapprove of
the law recently nasscd bv tho lnirislntnrn.
sanetionincr the suspension of snrir-in nnv-
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mcntH hv t icnan CS. as unnocessarv nr I in
benefit of tho people at largo, and only called
for bv the banks.
4 gentle hint. An advertiser in an Eas
tern paper, slates, that his office shall be left
open and unoccupied overy day, from 12 to
1, to give an opportunity to some unknown
friend to return a book, "borrowed without
leave." Tho visitor is not to he observed,
and his namo kept secret, provided he com
plies with the request in three days; if not,
lie is to be exposed.
The General' Assembly of the Prosbytc-
rian Church, which has been in session in
Philadelphia., fpr some time past, have de
termined to effect some change in the affairs
of the Church. On Thursday the 1st inst.
the following resolution 'was adopted by a
Vote of 132 to 105 :
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Jtesoiveu, inn uy wic operauun u. mu
abrogation oft he 'Plan of Union of 1801,
tnc aynou oi tnc v cstcrn itcscrvc is anu is
llcrcby declared to be, no longer a part of
., 1 1. . . . ' 1. .1. . IT CI.-.-- l
mo rrcsoj icnan viiurcii in mu u. ouucaui
And the next day was passed the Mowing,
123 to 87:
We' recommend that the Home Missiona-
rv Society and the American Education
Society cease to operate within any of our
cllUfeflc- 1
These acts will certainly bring matters
to a crisis before long,
CyThc Keystone' nominates the Hon.
ELLIS LEWIS for Governor.
TEXAS. Tho Texan Congress asscrn-
bled in Houston on the 3d day of May.
The Hon. Jesse Grcymcs was elected Pres
ident of the Senate the Hon. Branch T.
Archer, speaker of the House and the Itev
Dr. Hall, Chaplain.
President Houston's Message to the To-
xiau Congress has been received. The
l"l "P
alluded to witli
becoming gratitude to Divine Providence.
It seems that the agents to whom land
scrip was issued by law, for the purpose of
raising hinds, have not been laithlul m
their trust, and that m consequence the
Treasury has been straitened for want of
means, i lie supply lias been cut oil, ana
the attention of Congress earnestly called
to tho subject. The failure of negotiating
the Government bonds lor live millions,
is properly ascribed to the difficulties in our
money market. It is urged on the uon-
grcss to remodel the land laws. Hopes,
lie says, are entertained that the boundary
between the U. States and Texas will Lc
settled by the treaty of 1819. Some dis
satisfaction is expressed towards the conduct
ot the U. btntes' agent in lurnishing the Cad
do Indians with rillcs & ammunition! The
conduct of the Mexicans
in engaging with
the northern Indians to furnish them 3.000
warriors, is regarded with just abhorrence,
inc rrcsiuent congratulates uonccss on
the state of the army, and states that the
annual expences are vxiH,vuv. lie advises
an immediate & effective organization of the
navy. Great stress is put upon the prohi
biting ol the slave-trade, and appeals arc
made to England and the U. States to pre
vent the landing of Africans in the coun
try. It is hoped that the subject of annexa
tion to the U. States will receive the early
attention of our Congress. The General
speaks in high terms of the wealth of the
republic yet m cmbrio, and alludes to Us
immense lorcsts of live oak with no little
satisfaction. A blinking is had towards En
gland, should the U. States look on them
coldly. 1 he President recommends a lib
eral policy towards citizens of the U. Slates
holding lands within her limits. II is mes
sage is not long, well written, and concludes
with a strong hope that the Almighty Being
will watch over the Tcxans and preserve
and govern them as a chosen people.
Jl II calthv Pedlar. It is said of the
money dealer who so recently failed in New
Urleans lor seven millions ol dollars, that
some twenty four years aijo he went to New
Orleans with ti pedler's pack upon his back!
Tho Colonization Herald acknowledges
the receipts of 157 garments from the ladies
ot Upper Uctorara Congregation, and 144
garments lrom the rcmale. Colonization so
ciety of the Forks of the U randy wine, for the
benefit of the coloured emigrants to Africa.
Kcv. J. IS. rinnoy, an agent ol the Pitts
burg Colonization Society, acknowledges
the receipt ot SI 125 50 m behall of that in
The Queen of England. The Queen
that is to bo we mean, if she lives long en
ough, nnd no revolution shall deprive her
of the sceptre which of right is hers, Prin
cess Victoria, of whom wc arc writing, is at
nresentm her 18th vear: sho is in tho bud
of womanhood, and as beautiful to the eve
as the full blown rose; and the beauty of her
perron, w
c aro told, is only excelled by the
brilliancy of her mind, which she is ambiti
ous still lurtlicr to improve, i he King,
her uncle, is so far advanced in years, that
it is more than probable the Princess will
soon become tho Queen of England, and
wield the destinies of tho triple thrones of
England, Scotland and Ireland. JSo it so,
for if all is truo that is said, sho has, as Na-
, ... r I .!.:. i l
poicon sam oi onu uuur io mm, -iiiu nuuu
of a man upon tho shoulders of a woman."
Tho mother of tho Princess is tho Duchess
of Kent, and sister ol Leopold King ol Hcl-
mum. I'rinccss victoria upon tuo inrono
of England, Don Maria upon tho throne of
Portugal, and Isabella ol Naples, would
form a new and brilliant era m tho Courts
of Europe, reminding us of tho by-gone
days when tho Catharines and Elizabeths,
and tho daughters of Napoleon ruled tho
destinies of the proudest kingdoms of tho
old world governing the people of their
charge as well and as wisely as the oldest
inonarchs ol tue wpriu.
AS STOLEN from tho Livery 8table of the
subscriber, in Harrisburrr, on the night of
tho 30th of May, a Dapple Day
;lh n SyUl0 j tho forchPad and a snip nose. Ho
. a Very ;fe.t natural trotter. The person suspect?
ns tho Thief, is William Kint. A ncrson who A
been lately discharged from tile service of the sub
scriber, baid King is about 5 feet 8 inches high, of
rarhcr grilled appearance, lie took along with tho
hcrse a snddto and bridle, almost new. Tho above
reward will be civen for Iho recovery of the horse
nnu unci, or -iu dollars lortlic recovery of either, if
taken separately.
Letters containing information of the thief or
horse, can bo addressed to Col. F. Boggs, Columbia,
I'a. or to the subscriber at llarrisburg, Pa.
June 10, 1837.
I ETURNS his most grateful acknowledgments
I. to customers for their liberal natronairc. nnd
would respectfully announce to thcin, and tho pub
lic (jcnvruiiy, mat nc conunucs regularly to receive
Latest Fashions,
from icw-York and Philadelphia. He would he
thankful for a continuance of their favours : and he
. . i
will promptly execute any work which may be sent
i" ..u.u ui;iiiuuuni!g mages.
Catlawissa, June 10,1837.
From Philadelphia, by Jluil Road Canal
10 uarrisourg) iorlliumberland, Han
ville, Catlawissa, liloomsburg,
Bcriuick, Jl'ilkesbarre, Mil
ton, Jniliamsport, and
intermediate places.
ASSENGERS can leave the West Chester
Hotel, Broad street, Philadelphia, dailv. at li
o ciock, i. m. rcacli llarnsburg at 4 o clock, 1. .Yi
oi tnesame day : .Northumberland at 10 o'clock A
M. of the next day ; and Wilkcsbarrc on the sue
ceeding morning at 0 o'clock ; when Coaches will
Immediately start for Carbondale, Tunkhannock and
Montrose, ana thence to the Western part of New
i oik siaici
HErUItNIPiG The floats leavo Wilkcsbarrc
daily, at 2 o clock, P, M. and reach Philadelphia in
48 hours thereafter.
The Uoats also arrive at Williamsport, on tho
West Branch, at about 9 o'clock, P. M. of tho same
day on which they reach Northumberland and re
turn daily.
Tho Boats on tho above lines have been repaired,
and arc now confidently recommended to the PUB
LIC a3 a pleasant, comfortable, and convenient mode
of travelling. SEATS may Le taken in Philadelphia
ot the north-east corner of fourth & Chesnut streets.
at No. S00 Market street, and at the West-Ohcstcr
Hotel, Broad street.
FREIGHT may bo forwarded by Rail Road from
Orrich & Nobles and J. J. Lewis & Co, Broad street,
and by Capt. McCabcs Line of Union Canal Uoats
to Harrisburg, where they will be received by the
Susquehanna Lino from JabczIIarrasdin, Vincstrcct
wnarl, Schuylkill.
Wilkcsbarrc, Juno 10, 1837. Agent.
To Jravcllers up the North Branch of the
(A8SENGERS by the Susquehanna Boat Line
from Northumberland, arrive at Wilkcsbarrc
1AGHT HOURS sooner than bv the Mail Lint
of Stages, and reach Montrose TWENTY-FOUR
hours sooner. 1'. Mc. C. GILCHRIST.
June 10, 1837. Agent.
To Travellers
Northumberland and Jl'ilkesbarre
I observed a notico in tho "Keystone." funder
one winch l published,) signed by Mr. I'. C. Gil
christ, Agent, stating that the Susqucliannah Boat
Lino would carry passengers in less time than the
Mail Stage which is not tho fact It will be un
derstood that the Boat leaves Harrisburc one dav
beforo the Stage; yet wo have taken Passengers
through to Wilkcsbarrc in timo for tho Montroso
stages, notwithstanding the tardy manner In which
tho mail ia brought from Hnrrisburg to us at Nor
thumberland. If nnv other persons had the convey
ance of the mails from Harrisburg to Northumber
land than thoso connected with the Boats, I would
cngago to start at tho same hour with the Boat at
Harrisburg, and deliver tho mail and tho parscngcrs
TWELVE HOURS sooner than tho Boat Lino
possibly can do it.
When tho Company runs a stage from Northum
berland to Wilkesbarre, tho mail can arrive at Nor
thumberland from Harrisburg by 1 1 o'clock, A. M.;
but when tho Boat runs above, they then keep
back the stage at ISorthiiniberland until -1 o clock I',
M. and sometimes as lato as 7 o'clock, 1', M.
Thcso aro facts, which, if tho Post Master General
is not aware of, it is time he was made acquainted
with them.
rfr'Anu nassenirtrs within i' to take the staire at
Northumberland, to go through to Montrose, will
be taken on in time to secure teats m the Montrose
staee. natwithstatidlnir the detau of the Onnosition
in arriving at Northumberland- provided they fix
ujjoh a regular mncjur siuriing.
Bloomsburg, Juno 10, 1837.
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copies for 10. Address,
To the Electors of Columbia county.
"HTIELLOW-CITIZENSi At tho solicitation of
J8 many friends throughout the county, I oflcr
niyi,cll as a candidate lor the otnce oi
at the next General election, and would feel gfatcful
for your support. JOHN FRUIT.
Madison, June 3, 1837.
To tho Electors of Columbia county:
uPl I rV niTI7PVR. A, Hi, cnliritatinn nf a
" number of mv friends I have been encouraged
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to offer myself as a Candidate for the ollice of
at the ensuine General Election. If I should be so
fortunate as to obtain a majority ot yoursullragcs, i
Html mvself. ko far as niv abilities will admit, to
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ucrlorm tlie duties 01 tno Ollice wun inuvniy
Roaring Creek, May 20, 1837.
To the Electors of Columbia county :
B7JELLOW CITIZENS: At the urgent solicita
4 tions of numerous friends, I offer myself as a
candidate for tho ollico of
Should I be so fortunate as to receive a majority of
vnlM. and nrocure mv commission. I plcdzo myself
to execute the duties of the ollice with fidelity and
impartiality. ELIAS McHENlti.
May 13, 1837.
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April 29, 1837.
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Bloomsburg, May, 1837.
Valuable Real Property
PROPOSALS will be received by the subscri
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tourtti day of July next, for renting, for on or
more years, the following property, to wit i
A Good. Farm.
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miles from Bloomsburg. Also, a
situate oh said farm, together with a FULLING
MILL AND FACTORY, on the same premises.
Also, a
with ncecssary out-buildings, in Bloomsburg, now
in uiu occupancy oi iur. u. 11. r isher.
(EPno preference will be given to those who will
rent tho whole property. Possession given on tho
first day bf April next.
IM. B. Under the present Lease the Mill will bo
put in good order, and kept so!
Espytown, April iS, 1837'.
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