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THE COLUMBIA DEMO'CIIAT.
"TnUTH WITHOUT FKAH
SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 1837.
gr3The absence of tlic Editor will ex
cuse anv inaccuracies in tbis number.
Piracy. In another part of this paper
will he found some details respecting a
most daring piracy committed within sight
of land oiTtlie capes of the Delaware. The
excitement which its first announcement
produced in Philadelphia may well be im
agined, when several of the passengers
were citizens of that city, and of course had
relatives residing there, who hut a day tor
two before had bill them "God speed" on
their voyage in one of our noblest packets.
They wi 1 scarcely, however, escape the
vigilance of the fleet vessels in pursuit; and
wo hope in our next to lie able lo announce
the capture of "the black vessel,'' and its
numerous crew of desperadoes.
C7Tjio first number of The United
Stales Magazine Democratic Jlc'victv
has been received and as a specimen ofthe
forth-coming numbers must secure the pa
tronage of the liberal and enlightened of all
parties. The present number contains a
very accurate portrait of Thomas Hart
Henton, the "Great, Expnnger," taken by
the artist when in the Senate he used that
memorable expression "Solitary and alone
I put this ball in motion." Each subse
quent number will contain a portrait, to
gether with a biographical sketch, of the
distinguished lilnn of our nation. The pre
sent one contains 10 sheets of closely print
ed original matter, embracing every variety
of literature, ami containing crudits specu
lations on the doctrines and measures of
the great political parties.
The. next number will be issued on the
first of January next; and those who wish
to patronize so valuable a periodical can ex
amine the specimen by calling at our office
JQThc Morpheus ofthe "Intelligen
cer" lias opened his peepers, and all at once
discovered and proclaimed the popularity
of John McRuynolils a fact well known fo
every body else for many years. lie
snaps his new grinders, and growls like a
hound with a frosted tail. Never mind
such unfortunate discoveries of public sen
timent, neighbour. Take our advice'
keep cord say nothing -and tjie People
will do "the tiling that's right" both in
nominating and electing capable and faithful
public functionaries. The more the "In
telligcncer" snarls and frets the more cer
tain will democracy triumph both at prima
ry meetings and at the ballot-box.
IC'Somo people who were busily en
gaged in boring for the re-charter of the
United States H .ink in 1830, are now the
reil genuine Anti-bank Daimcrats in cer
tain folks' opinions, on account of very re
cent evidences of change of political creed
and sentiment. Supporting Rilner in 1 832,
and the Mammoth Hank in 1830, would, in
some sections of the Keystone state, throw
a partizan without the pales of the demo
cratic party, and require eight or ten years
sackclothing to obtain re-admission as a
trust-worthy member. The treachery is
not yet forgotten.
ECjThc "Ucrwick Sentinel" has rim
but of editorial matter since the election.
Probably the business of printing and sign
ing shift-plasters occupies all the leisure mo
ments of tho littlo flock who control that
nauseous vehicle of libel and corruption.
Mimtauy. There will be a militaiy
parade, at Miller's tavern, in Mount Plea
sant, this day.
THE REFORM CONVENTION.
In our last number we gave rather a dis
paraging notice of the proceedings of this
body; and from the annexed letter it will be
seen that our opinions were very erroneous.
Now wo heartily Iiopo that tho predictions
f our Delegates may provo correct to tho
letter; and as it is the first and only infor
mation received from them since their re
assembling, wo publish the lettei entire
They arc correct in stating our wishes on
the subject of reform; and we would mere-
ly add that tlic objectionable article was
penned as our own opinion, without con
sultation with any other person, and without
intending lo "speak the sentiments ofthe
county." If such information had been
given us a week since, it probably might
have occupied the space ofthe "ill-timid and
unfortunate" article in question; and be-
sides being more congenial with our feel
ings, afforded considerable interest to our
readers and their constituents.
To the Editor of the Columbia Democrat,
IlAr.nisnurtc, Oc'. 30, 1837.
Dear Sir, We have noticed whh aston
ishment a paragraph in the "Democrat" of
the 28th irist.. importing that the Conven
tion is making preparations for an adjourn
ment before it shall have madt or essayed
to mako the alterations for which it assem
bled. It further goes on to say that "but
little good can be expected from its delib
erations," &c. Now, Sir, if any good was
ever justly expected to flow from the calling
of a Convention, there is at this moment as
fair a prospect of that good as at any prior
period, AVJint was expected? What did
yourself desire? We answer diminution
of executive patronage; election of county
officers; limitation ofjudicial tenure; short
ening the senatorial term, fcc; and rcstric'
tions on granting acts of incorporation, (es'
pecially to banks.) It is perfectly clear
that the two first will prevail. Wc arc now
discussing the 3d subject, with a fairer pros
per! of success than at any former period
And even the last subject may prevail
though it is doubtful. Then why adjourn
now? That wc arc extremely anxious for
final adjournment is certainly true; but that
we shall resist such a motion, until wc shall
have attained the object of our meeting, or
fairly failed therein', is equally true, unless
absolutely instructed by" a majority of our
constituents to vote otherwise. Now, Sir,
arc wc to understand you as meaning to
speak the sentiments ofthe county? nmUf
so, by what authority? If you are speaking
only your own opinion, we beg leave to say
thai we think the assertion ill-timi.l and
quite unfortunate. That time has been un
necessarily consumed we admit: but that
constitutes no reason why wc should ad
journ sine die without completing any
thing. The democratic members here are
generally .dissatisfied with the paragraph,
coming as it docs from a democratic paper.
If it be an "Experiment," who are in fault?
we say a majority ol tlic voters ol our
County; so wc should forbear from sarcasm
i nc paragrjpn in question operates as a
fair basis foi conservative triumph
We remain your friends,
EZRA Si IItY HURST,
GEORGE SMITH I
TIIE NEXT GOVERNOR.
We perceive that our democratic breth
ren ofthe press, in various parts of the
commonwealth, arc turning their attention
to the question ofthe Governor's election,
and, wo aro gratified .to e'ay, that, with only
one or two exception's, the discussion is
carried on with the proper spirit. Although,
in several instances, a preference for par
ticular individuals has been manifested, yet
that preference has been universally accom
panied by the truly democratic pledge to
abide by the decision of the nnminatim
Convcniion to be held on the lib of March
next. This is as it should be. Let the
opinions of the members of the party in
every section of the State be freely and
fully expressed let the spirit of concession
to the will of the majority, which has been
thus f.ir exhibited, bo cherished, npd carried
out let the delegates appointed to attend
the nominating Convention inform them
selves as to the, feelings, and the wishes ol
their constituents and there cannot be.oven
a remote cause lo fear that such a selection
will not be made as will insure to the dem
ocratic party a most triumphant victory.
Our opponents aro, calculating latgely upon
disunion in our ranks, but time will show,
to their cost, that they havo "reckoned
without their host." The democracy of
Pennsylvania havo seen the power acciden
tally entrusted to our present rulers abused
and" perverted; they have seen t' e ascer
tained will ofthe pcoplu trampled upon and
basely disregarded and thoy now see that
a united and'vigorous exertion on their part
is all that is required to remove tho evils
under which we labour, and to consign our
present rulers to that obscurity from which
they should nover bave been suffered to
cniere. Under these circumstances, that
individual ofthe democratic party would be
recreant to tho high and holy impujscs of
duty and of patriotism who would,' for one
moment, permit an indulgonco of personal
prejudices or picferpn es to endanger the
success of his principles, and jeopard tho
future prosperity of tho cpmmunwoaUh.
Hut wo havo no fears upon this subject.
Tho dcmoctalic party will present an un
broken front. They have tho strength to
oiisuro success, and they will not suffer
that strength to be impaired by a contest
Upon this question, the course of this I
paper will be a plain one such a one as
we conceive to be demanded by duty to our
feelings, to our principles, and to our par
ty. Wc, like others, havo our personal
preferences, but these, we are determined.
shall never, for a moment, bo obtruded upon
the public in a mariner to create irritation,
or to prevent a concentration upon that in
dividual who may he found best qualified to
unite the entire Democratic vote. Ife so
for the drf at of Joseph Jlilner and the
parti by winch he is sustained. To at
tain that object, wc are perfectly content to
leave the selection, of a candidate to the free
and Unrestricted action of thH convention
satislicd, an wo are, that that body will
make such a selection as will meet the un
qualified approbation of the Democracy of
tlic tatc. fa. licporlcr.
Albany, Oct. 20.
MURDER AND ROBBERY AT
Mr. Lyman, a clerk of Mr. Horace Hook
cr, while on his way to his house, on Mon
day evening, was SHOT DEAD with a
pistol by a robber who came up behind
His pockets wore r fled of bis watch and
what money he had iu.them.
In falling, his hat rolled some distance
from his body, and was found in the morn
ing, containing S5000, which it is supposed
lnuurx-il tlic murder.
Nothing was known of the murder till
the next morning, when the body was
The report and flash of the pistol, was
heard and seen, but it was Supposed to bave
been fired at a dog. ,
The citizens are greatly excited. .Sev
eral arrests have been made.
, The Mayor ofthe City and the Sheriff
ol the Uounty nave each ollercd a reward
Delicate Fxlct., It ii estimated that in
the city of New York, there are 70,000 mi
ni in ied females, & that 40,000 of them arc
over 10 years of age.
.Anecdote. "We must be unanimous,
observed John Hancock, on the occasion,. of
signing, the Declaration of In lependencc
" 1 here must he no pullim: dillerent wavs
vie must all hanir together." "Yes,"
added Frtiiiklin' "we must all hang togeth
er, or most assuredly we shall all hang sep
The N. York Sun says: "Robbing hen
roosts and cheating printers arc the same
The Jirseyman mentions that the young
man who was, recently arrested in Morris-
town lor counlerlciling "shin-plasters,
has been discharged, as the Grand Jury
declined to find a bill the Jury considered
the act of issuing tlicm as illegal as coun
Convention of German Citizens. A
general convention of Germans m the Uni?
icd states will be held at i'lttshurg, on Wed
nesda'y next, for the purpose of deliberating
on matters connected with general litera
tore, public education, and the welfare of
Germans in tho United States.
The French Indemnity. -The New-
x oi'k Courier den luats U. ni3 announces,
that the French government has agreed to
pay to the U. Stales tho sum of 1,022,185
francs and 92 centimes, as the interest of
the four first terms of credit on the twenty
five millions stipulated to be paid by the
treaty of Jul v 4ih, 1831, but not paid till
the 22 of March, 1830 so that our difl'e.
rences with France arc now happily set'
i cge'able Power. Some years have
lapsed since a singular instance of vegc
table physical power was noticed in the
forcing up ofthe pavcing bricks laid down
in the marked ol I aunton, (bnglanu.) A
similar instance has again occurred near the
same place, where several large mushrooms
nave actually lorced up the heavy pavement,
and protruded themselves above the level
of the surface.
Madison township, Mr. JOHN KI
EN, one ofthe oldest and most respectable
settlers in that district of country, at a very
On the 23d ult. at his residence in Lewis
burg, Union county, JA'COff MUSSEIt,
Esq. aged about 70 years.
HE subscriber at the Constable's sale of John
German's property, in Fishing Creek town-
lii, Columbia county, purchased the following ar
One Young Sbrrel ITIare, SCO
One Ulantle Clocfr, 7
and having left said mare and clock in tho ppssession
of said John German, he hersby cautions all persons
against purchasing or taking an assignment of tho
same at their peril.
JUU1 JlCift A. UiiA.H.WI.
Fishing Crock, Oct, 31, 1837.
Tor November Term.
llloom Jacob Mclich, Esq.
Cqtawista Jacob Martz. Jacob Howcr Wm. fimr.
hart. . , .
Derry Andrew Briltain, J, W. Stamm
Fishing Crtek Benjamin Joncs,,Esq
L'beriri Daniel Snvdcr. Freilnrii-I Hln W.
Maduon John Mannine. Caleb Thnmns. V.cn.
John Funston, William Iticliart.
Muhofting Uioinna Woodside, John Mowrcr,
Samuel Gulick, James Childs.
MiJJlin Levi Khkcndall. '
Ituurfng Creek Mahony Dingier. Samuel Eck,
Jiulah Chcnngton. , . .
Hugarlot.fSohn Fulmcr, Wm. Coal.
Briar Creek Philip Frcas, Amos E. kitchen,
IHoom fsimon Wcrtman. Philio Ever. fi. a.
Eicketts, Henry Goisingcr, Geo. Wert, Wm. Robi
son: Cutawissa Geo. Mesra, j'css'c Cleaver
Derry William Ellis.
Fishing Crctlt John Bright.
Greenwood William Lemon, James Wilson,
Uimluck Charles Huttman, Isaiah Barton
Liberty Henry fchcll.
M'JJl'n Sanuel Oreascy, E3q. John Drown,
Jacob Gearhart Henry I'ctlit.
Muhoning Cqliu, Cameron; Samuel Harman,
Wm. Ilartman, Wm. Woodsidc.
Madison wm.Haldrcn. Jacob Dcmott. Jeremiah
Wcllivcr, Jacob Swisher.
Mount rkusant Andrew Mcliek. Jr. John
itoarine Creek Abijah John.
S'lfgrrrofl George Hess, John Lawbauch.
liriar Creek Samuel Hcadly, Esq.
Bloom Solomon Ncwhart.
Catawissp JacobJruck, Benjamin Beaver.
Btrry Adam Tanner, Michael Snpdcr, David
Dorr, John F. Butler, Wm. S. Davis.
Fishing Creek Harman Labor,
Greenwood John Rishel, Aaron Patterson, Ab
ner Mcndenhall. ,
Uimluck Thomas Hartman, John Quick, Peter
Rupert, John Purscl, "Geo, Kaufman, Esq. Henry
Uhl, Jr. Jacob Leidy, James Emmet.
Linietlone Wm. Tircman, Daniel Wagner,
Mount Vcasanl John Howcr.
Muwiiing Daid l'ursel, Jr. Rudolph Scclilcr,
Esq. Joseph Mau s, Thomas Bcnfield.
MJjlin George A. Bowman Gideon Gcnscl.
Mid stt John Hendershot.
lloar.tin Creek Saiiiuel Mears.
i.tgaroaf Andrew Hess, Mathias Applcman
For Columbia county November Term
John M'Kim et al
Henry Weaver, .
Commonwealth ct al
Michael Drob.it et al
vs John Folk
vs William Scout
vs John M. Allen
vs Peter Baldy
vs Hugh Allen!) Ad'jn'rs.
3 Andrew M'Ueynolds
vs William M'Kelvy et ul.
vs Michael Howcr
vs Joseph Maus
Jonathan D. Hcisterctal vs John M'Reynolds.
William F. Reynolds
vs W illiam Kitchen
vs Keal M'Cay et al
John Fulkereon el al
vs Fanny Cummin; et al
vs ISaiicy L'umminirs,
s Christianna Cummings
vs kucas uras.9 . ,
vs Alexander Cummings
vs William Gibon
vs William Payne
"W7""Y rcHpectfulIy informs his friends and the
V public, ltat ip lias always on lund, at his Li
very Stable in Bloom&burg, for the purposes of Hire
or Exchange, a variety of
GIGS, WAGGONS AND SLEIGHS,
which he will feel gratified to keep in readiucss for
the accommodation of customers.
Personal application can be made at his residence,
when every means will be used to render entire sat
isfaction to those who may give him a cull.
NOAH S. PRENTIS.
Bloomsburg, November 4, 1837.
AKE NOTICE that I havo applied to th"e
Judges of tlic Court of Common Pleas, of Co
lumbia county, for the bcucfit of tlic insolvent laws
of this Commonwealth, and that they have appoint
ed the third Monday of November next, for the
hearing of me and my Creditors, at the Court house,
in Danville, when and where you tnoy attend if you
think proper. . .
November 4, 1837.
OLLOW NVARErjust received, and for sale
at the store of J. T. MUSBELMAN, & Co.
November 4, 1837.
AR IRON, Just received, and for le at the
new & cheap store of
. T. Musselman, $ Co.
November 4, 1837.
For Sale or Trade.
A CMC AND. HARNESS
m m T'ILL be eold very cheap, or given in trade
iff,, for a Dcaiboura Waggon, or for Country
Produce. Enquire of tho Editor pfthe "Columbia
Democrat," or to J. T. MUSSELMAN, & Co.
Bloomsburg, Oct. 28, 1837.
FEW CORDS OF GOOD WOOD will be
taken in payment for aubscrintions at the Of.
lico of tho Columbia Democrat.
Bloomjburg, QoU 39, 1837,
Br. Hr Smith, .
. STOG-EOH ItfEHTXSTa
WOl.LD respectfully announc- to the public,
that ho will ho in Bloomnburg on Monday
next, tho 30th instant.' and
Mr. Daniel Snyder's Hotel.. He. has just received
a great, variety of the best eelectcd . .
which arc warranted not to change colour, whiJo
his operations are guaranteed to answer all tho or
namental and useful purposes for which they are
The perfect satisfaction of his numerous custo
mers i Danville, during a year's professional ser
vices, is the only recommendation which he trc
jsumcs necessary to secure, the calls of those whowj
'decayed Teeth may require the attendance and tkiU
of a Surgeon Dentist. . . ,
(Ej Ladies wilj bo. called upon at their dwellings.
Bloomsburg, Oct. 28, 1837.
(ET'Uoct.&MI I'll will aUo visit Orangevile on
Monday the lath. of Novcmbcr.'and reinnin a few
days at Mr. UiAc 0. Johnson's Hotel.
HEHEAS, the honorable ELLIS LEWIS
President of the Courts of Over Sc. Tcr.
miner and General Jail Delivery, coutt of Quarter
Sessions ofthe Peace, and Court, of Common Picas,
and Orphan's Court, in the eighth Judicial district,
composes 01 tlic counties ot N orthumberland, Union.
uiumuia, aim nycommg; anu tne non. William
MoxrnovKnv, and Leovaiiii Rufeht, Esquires,
associate Judges in Columbia couoly, have iitucd
their precept licaring date the aethr dp.t of 'August,
in theyear of our Lord, one-thousand eight hundred
and tliirty-scven, and to me directed for holding a
court of .
General Quarter Sessions of the. Peace,
Common Pleas $ Orphan's Court,
IN DANVILLE, in tho county of Columbia, on
the third Monday of November next, (being the
'iOlU day) and to continue twit weeks!
Notice (V thn-ejlre herdy g.ien to the coroner,
the justices of the peace, aiid constaUes of tho said
county- of Columbia, that they be then and there in
their proper pcrpons, at ten o'clock in the forenoon
of said day, with their records, inquisitions,-, ond oth
er remembrances, to do those Unmri which lo tlicfr
olTicea appertain to be donci .And those who arc
bound by recognizances, to prbstdutc against tho
prisoners that are or maybe in tho j.iilof said coun-
ui ..Mituuimu, uiu i,i uu llifll Ulia UlUre lOprOSCClllB
against ihem as shall bu just. Jurors arc requested
to iio punctual m their attendance, agreeably to
Dated at Dainiilc, the 20th day of October, in tho
y car of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirty-seven, and in the OSd year of tho indepen
dence of the United tjtates. of America,
WILLIAM KITCHEN, Shff.
S hereby given, to all Legatees, Creditors, and
other persons interested in the estates of the res
pective decedents, that the administration accounts
of the said estates have been filed in the cfTce of
the Register ofthe county of ColiiinLia, and will bo
presented for confirmation and allowance in the Or
phan'? Court, to be hcld.at Danville, in and for the
county aforesaid; on 'lucsday theSUtday of No
vember next, at 3 o'clock P. M.
1st. The account of Henry Didrtck, administra
tor of thccKtatu of Jacob Dcdr.ck, lato of Briarcrcck
2d. The supplementary account of Jacob Seidcl
and John Seidcl, administrators ofthe estate of John
Scidlc, late of Derry township deceased.
3d. The account of Isaac Stinger, administrator
of the estate of Frederick Bodine, late of Liberty
township, deceased. ,
4th. Tlic account Of Curtis Sladon, administra
tor of the o-tite of Jacob, Kline, late of Mount Plea
sant township, deceased.
5th. The account of John Sheep and Caleb
Thomas, uJministrutors of the estate of Andrew
Sheep, late of Derry township, deceased,
Cth. Tin-account of John Sheep and William
Snyder, administrators of the i state of Barnard Stet
Icr, late of Madison town'hip, deceased.
ALEX'R. BEST, Register.
Register's Office, Danville, Oct. 28, 1837.
During tho ensuing session of the legislature, the
Kevstonc will be published twice a week, and corfi
tain full report of tlic proceedings in both liourcs.
It will alc0 contain an account of the proceedings
of the reform convention) which, (judging from
similar bodies in other states and the convention that
formed our present constitution J, will hardly close
its Ecs."ion beforo spring.
The political complexion of the legislature and
the important subject which will necessarily come
beforo it, will render the next session pcouliarly in
teresting. All eyes aro turned this way for speedy
reform in our present defective currency. Deiided
oclion relative to the improvement system is ardently'
desired in many quarlers. These two matters of
themselves, form subjects of intense interest to the
On the 4th of March, a democratic convention
will asoemble here and nominate a randidnte for
governor. An account of this, together with tho
preparatory movements of the party in all quarters,
will be faithfully detailed. From these circumstan
ces, there never was a time when a a paper from the
scat of govetmcnt w ill be of su:h indispensable value
to all the citizens of the commonwealth, as for the
emuirig six months. ;
, Tho terms of the Keystone arc tho same as here
tofore. During the session semi weekly S2,0(T
For the yeoi 8,00
' Any person forwarding us $ 8,00 thall receive tha.
Keystone from the time of subscriHng to the close of
tho session or six copi,es;,sf nt to any oneofiicefor
810. PACKER, BARRET ii PARKE.
Harrisburg, Oct. 21, 1837. . ,
1 fhtfo TON OF A SUPERIOR QUALITY
J& JrP just received, and for sale at the new
and cheap storo of J.T. MUSSELMAN, & Co.
Oct. 28, 1837.
CAMLET, for Cloaks, for sale very chxop at
the new & cheap store of
J. T. Muuelman, fy Co.
Sept. 30, 1837,
Pieces of assorted Cal.'a, just received,
and for sale at the cheap store of
J. T. Musselman, '?
Bloomsbunji Octoba 31, 1837.