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My Ingrain MiUs.'
"TftUTM WITHOUT l'EAlll"
S.ITUUD.JV, J.IA'lMItV 20, 18.18."
"Wo have received a communication
iiuiii .in iuijuiiiuiy cuuiny complaining oi a
'combination amongst the Columbia county
Lawyers ; hut as tho Senior Editor is ab
sent, wo shall refrain from any remarks lip
on its contents. However, wo feel at lib
erty 'CO say, that f they have formed such a
'combination, Wo arc confident it has not re
ceived his sanction ; as ho would neither
Vnmdcmn talents because inherited by those
of an adjoining county, nor would ho thus
tacitly acknowledge the contcmptibility of
lus own bar, and the superior qualifications
of those who may attend from abroad to
participate in the proceeding of the Colum
bia county courts.
The Case of I'ohe,
The Senior Editor ha3 reported the pro
ceedings in the trial of Thomas D. Poke
tor the murder of John Dorncll, and tho
Whole may be expected in the ncxtand sub
sequent numbers of the Democrat. As this
case will afford much interest to people in
thi9 vicinity, wc shall pfint several extra
numbers for the use of those Who may de
sire a reading of tho trial.
Columbia County CourU
little business has been transacted
at Court this week, excepting criminal cas
bs. No cause on the Issue list was tried.
In "the caso of the Commonwealth vs
James Fox, on an indictment for larceny,
hn grant! jury returned "no bill."
In the case of tho Comnomvralth vs.
Philip Campbell for the murder of Patrick
j-cianagan, me urami Jury returned "no
hill " ahd another indictment having been
scilt up lor manslaughter in tho same case,
was also returned "no bill," and Philip was
again permitted to enjoy his liberty.
will most probably prove a good lesson to
him in his future life.
In the case of tho Commonwealth vs
Thomas D. Poke, for tho murder of John
Dorncll, tho draml .lury returned a "true
hill." Messrs. Comly, Frick and Thorn
ton, were cdnccrncd for the prosecution
and Messrs. Cooper and Montgomery for
the prisoner. Thd testimony closed on
Wnilnnsdnv sit nnnti
On Thursday night the Jury delivered a
verdict of Manslaughter, ahd Poke was to
receive his sentence yesterday morning.
CT" P. YkJstdrday morning (Friday)
Judge Luwis sentenced J'oke to t years
solitary confinement in the Eastern pcuitcn
liaryi and to give security in $1000 for his
irbod behaviour during the term of five
.years after the expiration of his imprison
ICP In the case of the Commonwealth
vs. Jesse Jtouuins, lor stealing a pocuei
book and a $10 note from John Domell,
tho prisoner was found guilty of stealing
tho pocket hook, and sentenced to 3 months
imprisonment in the county jail.
Vcalh of Joseph 11. ,1I Ilvalne, Vsq.
Wo regret to announce to our rdauers the
sudden death of Mr. M'llvainc, a member of
the House of Representatives, from tho city
of Philadelphia. We learn from the Ilar
risbutg Reporter, that Mr. M'llvainc com
plained of bad health oii his return from the
city after tho adjournment, and had been
confined to his room for a week past, tho'
hot considered seriously ill, On thd morn
ing of tho 10th on the servant's going into
his room ho was found dead in his bed.
XAUe from 1'lorldai
In another column will bo found tho latest
and most important news from Florida,
WlllUM 10 Ul U
battle was fought between tho Americans
and Indians, in which the former sustained
a loss of Tweiity-cight hilled, and 111
wounded ! ! Tho lbss is stated to bo a se
vere one; some or thd most gallant officers
in the army fell in tho c'bntesti
JUglitli of January.
The anniversary of tho triumph of Amer
ican arms at Now Orleans, was celebrated
wiih much enthusiasm and eclat, in Harris-
ami other places.
Ooetriwr miner's 1XtitaA
The dictatorial lone1 of the Governor's
Message on the return of the Improvement
Hill, which he suffered to become a law
by lapse of time, without his official sanc
tion, must call forth tho condemnation of
every republican and intelligent man; It is
an unpopular hit for His Excellency, and
notwithstanding his frjendsaro using every
exertion to make it palatable, tho people en
masse are denouncing it in the highest tones
of disapprobation. Wo have neither lime
nor space to insert this document at pre
sent. CT Tho Albany City Hank, and the N,
York State Bank, have resumed the pay'
ment of their notes in specie. This is good
news. Hut when will the period arrive
when our own banks will have the honest;
to follow this example, and redeem at least
apart of tho trash with which they have
inundated the country ?
There is nothing of an interesting nature
from Congress. The Senate have not gone
through with its consideration of Mr. Cw
iioun's resolutions on the slavery question.
After a long and complex proceeding, Mr.
Clay's substitute having been modified, it
was finally adopted in the following form
The vote stood Yeas 30 Nays 9.
. " Pcsolvcd, That tho interference by the
citizens of any of the States, with the view
to the abolition of slavery in the District, is
endangering tho rights and security bf the
people of the Dhlrict ; and 'that any act or
measure ol Uongrcss designed to .abolish
slavery in this District would be a uolation
of the faith implied in the cessions by the
.states Ml Virginia aiul Maryland', a just
cause ol alarm to the People ol (ho slave
holding States, and have a direct and inev
itablc tendency to disturb and endanger the
CP At a Court of Oyer and Terminer,
hold last week in Wilkcsbarrc, Luzerne
county, two men by the name of Gilligham
were found guilty of murder in tho first dc
grcc. Upon the verdict being rendered the
Counsel for the prisoners moved for a now
trial, and th? court adjouVh'cd until the 27th
The fulled Slalm Jfitzitzluc ami Democratic
Wo have received the second number of
this periodical. It is embellished with
portrait of that distinguished" Senator W
C. Itivcs, of Virginia, accompanied by
brief sketch of that individual. The pros
ent number cannot fail to please tho taste
and cultivate tho mind ; and the talent; tact,
and energy with which it is conducted; will
win for it the support and popularity of an
intelligent community. In addition to sev
oral Well written articles upon various sub
jccls, jiblitical, scientific, andliterary, there
is ujipended to the Magazine a Monthly
Historical Pegtsler, containing a general
summary of political and domestic intclli
gencc. Every man who feels at all inter
ested in the affairs of the nation, and
success of tho great principles of American
democracy, should havo this work, whicl
will not only be of permanent historical val
uc, but possesses a sound and vigorous liter
The news from tho Northern Frontier is
of rather a milder nature than that which
wo gave in our last. Wc havo no doubt
that tho prcsenco of Gcncial Scott and his
forces, will restore peace, and supprbss th
fearful excitement which has heretofore pre
vailed in tho minds of tho people on th
IMPORTANT DECISION ON NEGRO
Tho cases of tho contested election of A
braham Frclz, Commissioner, and Richard
Moore, Auditor, was argued on Tuesday
last in the Uourt ot quarter (sessions, on
the part of tho complainants only, by II
Chapman, Esq. Neither Frctz nor Mooro
appeared, cither by themselves, or cOunsc!
Judge Fox delivered tho opinion" of tho
Court, at considerable length, upon thd ques
tion argued, which was, whether a UCgr'b in
Pennsylvania has tho right to vote. Tho
Court decided that a negro had no right to
vote that he was not a citizen within the
meaning of tho Constitution- aud that tho
right of suffrage is restricted by that lnstru
ment to citizens.
Wo hopo to bo able in our next paper, to
give tho opinioii of tho Court at largo upon
this important subject. Judgo Fox stated it
to bo his intention to reduce it to writing,
and filo it of record in tho Court. Wo will
only say at present, that so far as wo could
poreoivc, the reasons' for excluding the ne
gro front suffrage, appoarcd to bo conclu
sive, even to many whoso impressions had
previously been different.
'From the Savannah Georgian of Jan. 6.
Disastrous intkllioencf. From CaDt
Mills, of tlio steamer Camden, from Ca
rey's Ferry, arrived this mOrning, we learn
mt on tne 'Aim utt. between reas creeic
and tho Big Cypress swamp, a small party
of Indians was seen and pursued, and
when the pursuing party reached tho ham
mock, uio Indians were discovered in
great force, and a severe contest immedi
ately ensued, in which 28 of bur gallant
troops wcro Killeu, anil ill. wounded.
Among the killed are Col. Thompson,
Capt. Yan Swearingen, Lieut Brook and
Lieut. Center, all of tho Army, and Col.
Gentry, Uapt. Andres, and Lieitt. Wat
er, of the Mississippi volunteers, wounded.
Col Gentry has since died.
The loss ol the Indians not ascertained,
hut presumed to be large. A few days
previous Ucnerauessup captured 27 indi
ans near Fort Lane.
Since the above was written, wo havo
been politely furnished with tho following
extra, which painfully confirms the above
From die Jacksonville Courier.
Wo hasten to give to the public the fol
lowing intelligence of a battle recently
lought between our troops and tne Indians.
Tho place, as stated m the letter, is not
Known to us, or to tho writer, buch ac
counts' cannot but convince all, that the foe
we arc pursuing and fighting, is not to be
To the editor of the Jacksonville Courier:
wArruvs i'unuY, Jan. 2, 1838.
Dhaji Sin: I hasten to inform you that a
battle was fought a few days since, (place
not known,) between tho Indians and part
of the Gth RcciSnent of Infantry. "We lost
in killed and wounded 139; los of the one
my not known the olhccrs Hilled arc
Lieutenant Colonel Thompson, Captain
Van Swear'nigeir, Lieutenants Brook and
Center, and Colonel Gentry of the Vohjn
tccrs', Wounded 111 killed 28.
Your's in liastc,
Extract of a Idler received from Slack
January 2 1838
An express reached here tins morning
in 40 hours from Tampa Bay, bringing the
intelligence of a battle having been fought
between the Scmmolcs, under Sam Jones
and Alligator, and the regular forces under
Col. a. lavlor, of the 1st infantry. It is
not distinctly stated where tho action took
place, but presume it must havo been in tile
immediate vicinity of Lako Kissimmce, as
wc know by previous accounts, via Fort
Mellon, of his being there on tho 23d of
Dec: Both parties must have fought wit
the most determined bravery. AVc hav
met with a sevbre loss, Lieut, Col. Tlioinp
son, Capt. Van Swoaringen, .and Lieulcn
nants Center and . Brooks, killed. Capt,
IJcorgc Andrews, and Jjiout. Walker, se
vcrdly wounded; Col. Gentry, of the Mis
sissinpi tvoluntcers, mortally wodtided
(since dead.) Killed and wounded, 130
say 111 wounded, and 28 killed. The loss
of tho Indians wc havo not ascertained, but
they were 'completely cut up.
Some time about tho 25th of December
last, tho stage office, under tho Washington
Hotel, was entered, and two trunks were
rifled bf their contents, consisting principal
ly of elbthiiig, and a few dollars in specie,
which vas not discovered until the morn
ing of tho Oth inst. Great praiso is due Ma
jor Johnston", of tho Washington Hotel, in
ferrctting out the villains, and wo are grati
fied in being able to statd that he has sub
ededtid id securing twd young men who
had been employed on tho stage route, and
in no manner connected with Maj Johns
ton's house, as tho persons who committed
tho theft. They arc now in our jail and
will probably receive their trial tho present
week of our cburt. AVo notice this circum
stance, in order to disabuse tho public mind,
of any erroneous opinion that might bo
formed in relation thereto, as tho theft was
not committed strictly within the limits of
his hotel, add wc can further add, that tho
Washington Hotel is kept in a manner
highly creditable to tho landlord, and to tho
bdfough. Venn, Peportcr.
A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY.
Tto Louisville Journal bf Saturday
"Yesterday, at about half past 2 o'clock,
P. ili, II. S Juhan, tho Treasuior
of the iJeehanics' Savings Institution, on
returning frbm his dinner, found tho door
of the Banking hoiisd fastened. lie soon
succeeded in forcing it, and on enterinir,
saw Capt. Clarendon E. .Dix standing bc-
loro him with tho cancelling hammer ol tho
Bank in his hand. Dix instantly rushed
upon Julian, and struck him two or threo
times on tho head With tho hammer; but
thd latter wrenched tho instrument from Ills
hand, and rushed out of the door, and im
mediately afterwards, heard tho report of a
Tho alarm was of course given, and sev
eral citizens entered tho Bank, and found
that Dix had shot himself through tho head,
after having, prior to tho entranco of Jnlian,
murdered tho Clerk, iJfr. Owen Parker, by
striking him on tho head with tho hammer
aud crushed in a dreadful manner the whole
of ono side of his skill!. Parker was strug
gling in tho lut agonies of death when ho
was discovered, we saw vix at about
o'clock vesterdav. wlien ho was still
breathing, but he died about half an hour
afterwards. Several quarts of blood had
streamed from the dead and tho dying.
Mr. Julian's wounds, it is feared, arc dan
gerous, but strong hopes are entertained
that they arc not so.
"1 ho money drawer ot tho UanR was
found open, and tliero is littlo donbt, that
Capt Dix entered tho Bank for tho purpose
)t committing robbery. Ho lias lived in
this city for several years, and has general
ly been esteemed a rcspcclablo young gen
tleman, although wo are inforrried that sus
picion attached to him two or thrco years
ago in tho affair of tho robbery on board
tne steamDoat l'nuadclplna. no was re
cently married, and has a highly respecta
ble mother living In Wheeling. Mr. Par-
er, his victim, was a gentleman of high
standing in this city, and has left a wife
and several small children. Uix and Par
ker had been regarded as intimate friends."
On the night of tho Oth hist, an Irish la
borer on the uppcr'sectiou of our Railroad,
near Mr. Kipplc s named James Arulin-
chy, was murdered by a fclloW-laborer,
named John Murtuugh. The murdered
person received thirteen stabs with a knifo,
and his head was Ucaten with a stone al
most to flatness. They had been on ilL
terms previously. A man named Tracy,
came up and saw the conclusion ol the hor
rid tragedy. He pursued Murtaimh, and
with tho assistance ol aid Iroin Mr. Kip
pie s, secured him. He was taken to
Chambersburg prison, where ho is at pres
ent. Jldums ocnltnci.
A black man, named Daniel Johnson,
was tried last week m York, lor the mur
der of James Droivn, also a colored man,
and found guilty of murder in the lirst dc-
ce. A motion was made lor a new trial.
There has been a serious riot among the
laborers on the Canal, near Cumberland,
Md. The military were ordered out, and
eleven bf the ringleaders captured. lb.
Flour. A writer in the Baltimore Pa
triot estimates tho stock of flour as fol
27, Now York.
18; New Orleans
How comes it ln'the midst of such plen
ty, that the poor are m want ol bread; Wc
answer that the flour as was the casd last
year is already in the hands of monopolists
who by means ot Uank lacilities have been
able to purchaso it up, and who are wicked
and heartless enough to withhold tho "staff
bf life" from those who arc not able to pay
large profits. hey atone.
Female Labor. Tho Boston Times
boasts that tho prices for female labor aver
age ono third, if not ono half more in Bos
ton than in this city or Philadelphia. We
wish that without abating one cent of the
Boston prices wc could contradict him.
N. York Sun.
Breach of Promise. A singular method
of obtaining satisfaction for tho non-fulfil
mcntpfa marriage contract is delineated
in a. Mississippi paper. The disappointed
swain has advertised tho faithless fair one,
in order, as he says, "to keep any hon
est man from being duped by her peril
Wc learn from the Erie Observer, that
the Governor has signed the death warrant
of this individual, add thai he will ho hung,
in tho jail yard, ill the borough of Erie, on
l'riday the 20th inst.
Tlio Potatoes with mo for (en years, the
last excepted, has been n fair crop,' but by
adhering to the old method bt tillage, lias
been more expensive than is necessary, as
I find by tho courso I have adopted this
season, I planted thrco acres tho 29th
and 30th of May, first plonghed, then
manured with coarso barn yard manure;
thon ploughed again add Harrowed. Struck
out tho rows thrco feet apart with a one
hotso ploguh, say live inches deep; drop
ping the seed eighteen inches apart turn
ed back tho furrow, and tho work was
done. For hoeing first ami, second time,
the cultivator, so gaged as to fill tho wholo
space between tho rows, was passed through,
followed by tho hpe, giving a slight dres
sing, but making littlo or no hill, and the
wholo labor, after the ground was fitted,
did not oxeced three and and a half days
work to tho acre. By use of tho plough
the seed was planted deep; tho potatoo
never takes a downward direction. Tho
cultivator loosened and mellowed tho earth
so as to allow tho roots to extend, and to
occupy nearly the whole row. Get an
expending and contracting cultivator.
Get one ! gel one J Tho product was
over 430 bushels per scvo, 1300 Inlshel
from the throo acroe.
Rcmarhablt tacaptfrom btlng buried
alive. A Paris Paper of Nov. 7tn, receiv
ed at N. Y. on Thursday, by the Rhome,
has tho following incident.
M. Uccamphs, a weattny lnnatntant ot
Lyons, fell into such a state of Lethargy
on Friday, tho 27th Nov. last that his
friends believed him tobd ddad, and procee
ded to tho preliminaries for Ms interment.
The coffin was brought, and his body pla-
.! ; it rrii,. c,. i !.,
on the next Sunday, tho cortege was assem
bled, and tho undertaker was on the point
ol placing on tho lid, and screwing it down,
when the supposed uclunct suddenly rou
sed from a mere lethargy into which he
had fallen, rose up and expressed a desiro
for something to cat. A sudden panic for
a time paralyzed all present, but the sound
or his voice dissipated their fears, and every
attention was, immediately paid him. He
declared that ho had been conscious of all
that was going on but was unable to make
the least movement, lie was soon so far
recovered as to give assurance of many
years of renewed life and activity. It had
been at lirst intended that he should have
been buried on the Saturday, in which caso
lio would have perished by one of tho most
horrible of all death's.
The cost of advertising quack mcdicinci
in tho twenty-four States, annually is sup
posed to amount to two hundred thousand
dollars. The Medical Journal savs that a
peck of pills a day is considered necessary
for Boston, and half a bushel for New
The aggregate force in Florida under the
command ot Uen. Jcsup amounts to 8093
men, consisting of 4037 regulars, 4078 vol
unteers, 100 seamen, and 178 Indians.
MARRIED By tho Rev. D. S. Tobias,
on tho 18th Inst Mr. Elias Krumji. to Mr.
Lima Fi'siinr.i both of Hemlock.
DIED In this place, on Tuesday, Sa
rah yaungest daughter ol air. . ialhan
Bomboy in the third year of her age.
At Beaver Meadows on Sunday last, Mr.
DANIEL STEINER, of Berwick, ageU
i ETL'I.KS hia acknOwlcilgmcnJs to distorter
ii for tlicirvcrv liberal support, and would now
respectfully announce to them, arid tlio public gen
erally, that he haa just received tlfb latest
from Philadelphia, in which material changes aro
made. His fliop is at tho old stand, in the samo
building with the post-oflicc.
(j-IS'onc but good workmen are employed at Ilia
shop; and Iboso who want their garments made hi
a ueat durable andasliionablo style, arc invited to
givo linn a call, And tlicy may rely on haing their
work well and expeditiously executed.
Ho would also announce that he continues reg
ularly to receive the Fashions, and that any orders
from abroad will be promptly executed.
llloomsburg, January 13, iS38.
A IjIST op betters
EMAINING in tho Tost Office at Blooms-
burg, January 1, 1838.
Mary Bowycr John Klino , t
John Baylor Emanuel Lazarus
Joseph (Jolcman I'cter Mcnch
Lewis Comptou Sabina Miller
Thomas Cox Andrew Mclick
Andrew Emins I'cter Miller, (Tanner)
Iter. Wm. Ji Eycr G. & D. JVewhard
James C, Fox George. KusscI
Henry Gciger Daniel Kcedy (2)
Daniel Gciger Charlotte Hitter
Thomax Hartman Mrs. Elizabeth Shumaker
Daniel Howcr " Mary Sloyman
Catharino Hartman " Rebecca Yandendico 3
Edward Hicks Henry Weaver
Mrs, Elizabeth Jacoby Michcal Wultar
Kcbecka I. Johnson Jacob AVo zlcr
Mr. Sally Ann Kendy Gcorgo Zelglcr 38
CCj-l'ersons calling. for thoaboo letters will jdcasu
say they arc advertised. B. IIUPERT, P. M.
January 13, 1838. 38-3t
The Estate of UZJ1L HOPE IX S, Esq:
"j&TOTICE is hereby given, that Letters of Ad
J ministration on tho estate of Uzal Hopkins,
Esq. luto of Bloom townfehip, Columbia county, de
ceased, has beon granted by tho Register of V1U4
&c; in and for said county, to tho subscriber, resi
dent in llloomsburg. All persons having claims on
said estate are requested to prweut them for settle
ment; and thoso indebted aro required to malic fm
mediate, payment. ,
JOI1X R. MOVER, Adm'r.
Bloomsburg, January 13, 1838.' 38 0t
Salt ! Salt !
ARRELS of Lako Salt, nml a, larpu
quantity of Ground Alum Salt, fust
received, and lor salo at tho' cheap store of
J. i . Musselman, & Co.
i "Mr1 1,0 iwij' iwt " idjtfj?
si chamw. for tho annrubm1.
eion. and dolory of Irani Iluntor. an appmutioa
to tho Tailoritf busine, who absquaiulatcd from
my omploymnt on Sundav mornimr last. SoiJ
boy U about 1 0 years of ago, fair complexion, daric
hair, and had on a dark brown hew rout and psta
talooni'. All persons aro cautioned Buathani?
iug or truetuur said boy at their peril.
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