Newspaper Page Text
lllli COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT.
"TItUTIi WlTMOt? Vm.AU
S.'lTVliV.IV, ,7MVJ, 1838.
jAh: go.veunor :
GEJf. DAVID M. PORTER,
(oV IIUN'TI.VCUON COUNTY.)
MimS Jfmu.'AM Rrwti
That the existence of this country lias
been thus far one great and noble experi
ment is a fact hdt Iff be denied and thus
far it lias operated well, showing to the dig
nitaries of tho Eastern world tho possibility
of an intelligent and prudent community
governing themseves, it shows also, that
in bestowing equity and right on the peo
ple, there is perfect safety. Shall this
grand experiment cease? is a question
that should come homo to the bosom of
ovory friend of his country; at this impor-
. tant crisis in our National affairs; Oi rath
. or, shall it remain as it now is without any
further attempts atreformation orshall any
. measures be adopted to prevent the repetition
j of former abuses, and present violation of
rtrihirtst Are we to be made to believe that
we have arrived at the very achmc of po
litical legislation! and that too, by the op
poncnts of the Sub-Treasury Hill, and a
Reformed Banking System, and who are
ever ready to denounce with'. " dire von
goance" all those who are. laboring to se
cure the interests of all classes, and make
such measures permanent, as arc calculated
. to promote the general good and future
prosperity of tho country. It will be
admitted by a largo majority of tho people
that some reform is tiow, and has becii for
a long time, actually necessary in lite bank
ing system of this country. Indeed, if
.there is tuiy power in truth, it cannot be
denied In almost every state in the Union
where the democratic party have had the
ascendency, measures have been taken to
.effect a reform and place these institutions
.upon a firmer basis, and curtail their pow
ers of injuring tho people, and much has
n hnrotnfnrn ilrtnr hv thrtm. lint in nvJ
......... r. ... .
cry instance, wheriever the federalists have
gained tlic ascendency, or those who are
crying out against experiment, they have
undone all that had been effected, and left
them generally, with greater powers than
Ihcy before possessed. The object of those
who denounce experiment must;:thereforc,
now be apparent to every one. Tlieirdar-
ling theory of banking is in danger. If re
form proceeds, they will no longer be able
to cover up tho vast amount of corruptions
practised on the part of the banking institu
tions of the country. That it will proceed,
is as certain as that intelligence is increas
ing among the people, and that the evils of
tho present banking system are, every day,
moro and more felt by all classes in society
Although, iho democratic party will have to
contend with the whole force of tho antima-
sonic-whig-bank party(of the siatc combined,
yet, the signs of the times warrant us in
the belief, th.it tho result of tho election this
fall, will satisfy the most sceptical, that the
people, When once aroused by continued
.and Idng suffering, will assort their rights
ras freemen, and elect such men to rule ovei
them, as will protect their business and
propei ly from the control of soulless corpo
Caution,- The public aro cautioned a-
gaiiust receiving Shin Plasters, signed
John Kkd, Isle of Que Mills, Sclins
fJrovr,'" as wo understand ho has assigned
his property, and rono to parts unknown
jeaving no speuie in tho vault to redeem his
i The. New York Hanks have commenced
jn earnest1, tho resumption, of specie tny
rnolits,- and issuing their own notes freely
Thoy havo oven offered the Philadelphia
Honks any amount of specie they might re
quire, if they would resume also. Hut
Nicholas wont do it. JIo has, however,
condescended to order tho banks in tho city
(o pay all their notes, under One Dollar,
when they have none in existence. What
a favor this.
; fho Board of Alderman of St. Louis havo ballo
ted pup hundred and forty times for a president,
Specie Coming. The importation of
jSceie, during the week ending Saturday,
zisi uu. an Tcgisterca Hi tlio Utistom
House, Now York, amounted to nearly
ur Million Five Hundred Thousand
Dollars Besides this, upwards of Eieht
Millions more tire expected lluring tlio pre
sent month. Can anv tliinir now retard the
resumption of specie payments? Wo think
not. And tho all powerful Nicholas Mid
dle, his threats to thccoiitrary notwilsta'hd-
mg, will bo compelled to lollow suit.
Thp Hon. Henry A. Muhlenberg, Minis-
tor to Austria, lady and daughter, and J,
Randolph Clay, Seeictary of Legation, la
dy and child, sailed from Now York, on
Wednesday, the 25th ult; in tho packet ship
Burgundy for Havre.
Adjournment of Congress. On tho
25th ult. tho Senate of the United States
adoptcd'a resolution by an almost nnani-
mous void, designating the first Monday in
June as the final adjournment.
It is slated ill a New York .paper, that a
bank with a capital of $20,000,000, under
the general .banking law .of that state, is
to be organized in that city, at the head of
which stands a prominent house in Wall
street. It is also stated, that Mr. Hiddle.
too, is lo.starta bank in that city, undcr.the
now law, and commence operations imme
Mr. John Pf Kennedy, whig, has been
elected, to Congress in the place of the
late member, Hon. Mr. M'Kimat a'spe
cial election in the district coin nosed of
tho cities of Baltimore and Annapolis, and
Anno'-Arundel county, Maryland'. Major
ity 872. . J
The True Issue. -Wo prss'uinc the true
issue will no longer be shyed, caya
tho Lancaster Intclligchcer,.sby the Feder
alists on the question of Rcsuu?ption.4They
aro now the avowed enemies to a Remmp'
tiou of Specie Pcyments. Every test vote,
except, in the. Legislature of New York
from that in the Senate of the United States
to the one lately taken In, our Senate and
House of Representatives, proves that they
are not only Apposed to an early adjust
ment of the affairs of the country, but that
they will throw every pbstacje. ii the way
of such an attempt. The issue is fairly
The Ohio Statesman mentions nn instanco of a
successful attempt to cultivato tho Coffee plant in
that state. Doubtful! ,.
Kino Strawberries wcrcsold in Wctuninka. Geor
gia, on tha 12th ult.
Tho bodies of tho wife and two children of Ansel
D. Glass, in Jones county, Michigan, havo been ta
ken from tho ruins of a log hut, supposed to havo
been burnt by tho Indians iii Iho latter part of
A man by tlio name oi" Tlldmas Wood), was
committed on Thursday week to the gaol of Mercer
county tor stabbing another man named Warner,
and injuring him so severely that ho Is not expected
Tho Cincinnati Gazette " of thd I8thrrp6rts tho
arrivals of eleven and tho departures of nine steam
hoats, during tho preceding 24 hours.
A few days ago, Mr. John A. Qunrics, of Mont
gomery county, Tcnn., was accidentally khot dead
by lils Own wife, wild was removing tho gun from
one part of the room to another. i
Tlio Tusrumbia paper of tho 5th instant, states
that 300 emigrating Indians under tho supcrintcil
danco of Col. Smith, went down tlio Tcnnossco
river on the dtli, for their last homo west of tho
A young man named William 1 lines, was stob
bod a few days sinco by n girl named Ileinoy Har
raid, in the town of Halifax, North Carolina, and
death imu'cdutely ensued. Tbo murderess is in
Hi M. schr. Pincber, fieut. Hope, sunk lately in
a squall, and all on board, in number, were
Jamo Tcmplin who lately mafic an assault npon
tho editor of tho Harrisburg Telegraph, has been
convietcd of the oU'eiico and sentenced to thruo
month imprisonment in the jail of Dauphin county.
A deceased, upright, rind able chief justice of one
of the courts', was once obliged to address a south''
crn jury: "Gentlemen of tho jury, in this case tho
counsel on both sides aro upiutcltigibto; tho witness
es on both sides are incredible; and the plaliiUfl'aud
defendant aro botlr such bad characters, that to ina
it is iudiffercnt which way you . glvo your verdict."
The Cherbhees in Qcbrgid. It would appear
from tome statements m tho Savannah Republic -
an tliat tlieuiierolvearodetcrmlnd to lollow their
loaderMr. Ross, and rtol remove May 23d. as it was
intended they should, to tho new 'homo destined
for them out of tho limits oftho Slutorf. Mr. Roa-
gan, who has just been among them to enroll the
names oi suennswoujugo, says, mil. towns in
Georgia, containing 2,000 Indians, at least three-
In England, the people aro taxw in the mornihg
for tho soap that washes their hands; at nine, for
tho tea. Coll'eo, and sugar; at noon, for tho starch,
with which thoy powder their hair; at dinner, for
.1 .k, ...ft... :.. !.. r
lliq BUI. U.UV BdTUUID mill IllVttl. Il IUU UtUJUULT, lOf
. . . " '
for the porter that cheers their spirits: all day lonrt,
the light that enters their windows; and, at night,
for the candles that light them to bed!
Tlio Rochester Democrat says Vho execution of
h tjumber of patriots, which was fixed on tho 20th
is suspended until tho will of tlio Home government
shall bo ascertained. 1
A cruel case of wanton ncnlcct, endirnr in death.
U mentioned in tho Montreal Transcript.' "A man
takch violently ill in tho street was" convoyed to tho
hospital, turned out of that nnd sent to a Jiotcl, and
thcro again being refused admittance, was ejected
into the street, where ho soon after d.icdl
Specie. It is believed that arrangements aro
now in progress by which Jtho banks of this pity
will, in a very short time' pay all sums under ono
dollar in srixiG, This V.ill bo dono as soon as a
sullicient.amount of small :oinago can bo obtained
from ihp iiiint, nnd ns spoh as those institutions,
winch, to accommodate tlio community,, ha,vc'j6su
cd tho small currency, shall bo prepared to redeem
tho same. In a Very shdrt period all this will, no
doubt, bo accomplished. U.S. Guzitte.
Thit Canals. K.W the canals of litis state, equal
in extent to G50 miles, wcro opened for navigation
on tlm. 12th of April. Fiomthat day to the 22d
of April. (10 days) there Wasrcccivcd in tolls about
Mvtnty thousand dollars. Tho canals were opened
tins year eight days earlier than m 1837, during
which eight days 'oboul sixty thousand dollars in
tolls havo been collected. Albany Argiis.
Haiil&ilc Hank at Ilonton. Tho committee of
tho Massachusetts legislature Appointed to inquire
into thcdft'iirs of tho Hancock' Dank, ltiic repor
ted that this bank should bo allowed to retain its
cliarlor, as under its new hoard of directors it will
by this course bo sooner relieved fr!?n its embarras
mcnts. They say it is amply ablp to satisfy all the
dcmaifils of it), creditors, but that the stockholders
will probably1 lose one third of their capital,
Not Bad. Tho Lowell Advertiser of the 13th
ult. says that the following is the superscription ui-
on a letter deposited in the post Ollico in that city'
a day or, two previous :
In.trusty Kendall's swiftest mail,
Now go ahead right cleverly;
Norsttfp, till' William Grant you hail)
In upper parish, Dcverly. '"" '
Th'e'vcrso written on a shin-plaster Is noi less
Here, on its offspring's dirty back,
I write tho federal epitaph ;
Which never knew an honest track,
And uses falsehood as a stair
To guido it down tho valo of, years
Where nought but infamy appears. ''
Post OrFicfi.' The Cincinnati Post
says, that the neft proceeds of the post office
in that cjtvt lor the last quarter, was over
ten thoueaud dollars.
This is the year for the reappearance of
tho " seven year locusts," their last appear
ance Having been in loai. . ,
Increase of. Christians.-. A table has
been publisheil, 'showing tlie progressive
increase of Christians from the first century
to tlie present. The first century is put
down at 500,000, the tenth at 50,000,000,
tbo 18th at 250,000,000, and the 10th at
200,000,000. t j
The late Mr. M'Kim, of Baltimore, haV
ing lcft.no will or childreivone half of his
immense propertyj it is said, goes to his
llesidi of the Election. We liave; cho
sen nine democratic Uollectnrs m the Uilter-
ent wards, out of seventeen.
Wo havo elected nineteen democratic As
sessors out of thirty-four: Last year there
Whs, a whig majority in the board of Asses
sors. , . '
In the Eighth ward tho whig Alderman
is elected by five majoiity -'only; In' the
Fourteenth, the whig Alderman is elected
by seven majbrity.
Ten Wards gave Varum a majority; in
other words, ten declare themselves for an
Independent Treasury. JY. Y. Ev. Post.
Never before done. The Lotkport Bal
ance records the feat of a dog Vho a couple
of weeks, since went over the falls of Niag
ara, and came out of the boiling abyss be
low, lauding on terra firmn alive, and not
much the worse for his terrific adventure
tf New Territory. The territory of
Wisconsin has been divided by law of Con
gress, and all that part lying west of the
Mississippi, after the third day of July next,
is to constitute a separate territorial govern
ment by the name of Iowa. ' The govern
ment similar to tjiat of other territories. ,
ThcDijference, SeldenBraynard is con
victed as a criminal in Boston, for what has
raised Aaron Clark to the Mayoralty in
New York selling lottery tickets.
The edltot of tlie New York Courier an
nounces the arrival of the great steam print
ing press, manufactured expressly for that
paper, by Daniel Napier of London it is
calculated to striko oll'six thousand impres
sions in an hour, .
Fanner's Mecddtc. A fanner llot more
than 100 milos from Cape Elizabeth, cm
ployed a shrewd neighbor to cut a piece of
grass for him conditionally that ho should
have ono half of tho hay. When the hav
was dry his neighbor proceeded to haul It
in, accompanied by the owner tp seo to the
division. When ho thought that he had
pitched ono half on tho cart,' h5 asked old
hunks if he had not got one half on. No,
no, was liic reply, , and
lio then put on
more, anu again asiteu the
1 and received for reply, 'Not quite half
yctf. ,Well g u olllcr ,T wi pitch
I ' . ... T . . . i.ir t
I 011 untl1 1 ,U."l5.I h,?vo 8ot one ha f on. so
j ll proceeded till abotit tvvo thirds of the
hay was on the cart, when he was told that
, no liau got on about one halt, no tuen
codly observed that ho would drive home
with that load for himself, and then return
and liaul in the remainder for his neighbor.
bo the owner tn inun'agntg to gIVQ his licigll-
hor only ono third, had to take that for Ills
I i . . , ,
I Tim Unil Vn.l. I .... .1 .. I .A I. r, t. ft HnffPlll
a bill appropriated four millions of dollars
for tho enlargement of the Erie Canal.
i I1U 11UW XIJli liUginiUllllU IIU.U jhwom
ANOTHEIi IJLOODY AFFAIR.
The Louisville Journal of the 17th inst.
says. -"There was.we understand a blood
dyjpicco of work at Smithland, in this
state on Friday last. A gentleman from
mm piaco relates tno circumstances to us
as lollows. A physician, boardmt? at a
tavern in the town, insulted tho landla
dy in thd absence of hcr'h,usbaiid, and she
ordered him in consequence of it to leave"
the houso immediately. Ifo 'refused to go,
and the bar-keeper, with a view to enforce
the order, followed him to his rodrfl. Tho
physician, after entering his room, drew a
pistol and threatened tho bar-keeper- ;with
instant death if ho approached. Tho'Dar
kecper, nevertheless, continued to advance
and the physician shot him through tho
boa y, whereupon the former lj-cw a bow
io knife and laid his antagonist dead on the
spot. Tho physician died withmha.stiurr-
gto, and the bar-keener breathed his last
AS j'ust received Iho Spring. Fashions from
Philadelphia, and is rcadv to make all kinds
or garments in tho newest and most fashionable
Hloomsburg, May S, 1838.
While Kalian Muljbcfry,
FOR SALE AT
TOJlT.fS' JIE.IUTjr jr.lWOItIl7.lt,
JIN ASSORTMENT OF
t a superior Patent, called ' FATWF.TJ'S
DELIGHTS," just received and for salo at
' 1 . o. f . I . ..
tho Cheap Storo of the subscribers,
t,, u . V&.MUSSJ3LMAN &
BloomsbUrg, Aprd 28,
. A New landlord,
El'oom Township; Coluihlna County, Pa.
rjgpHE Subscriber embraces this opportunity
, JL -to. inform his friends and tho public in gen
eral, that he has taken tlio houso formerly occupied
by JACOB DOMBOY. IIn invites his friends
from Omngcville, and iravcllers, to honor him with
their custom, and assures them that no pains shall
bo spared to mako their btay at his house ds agreea
ble as possible,
HIS BAR !
Shall lit all times, bp supplied with tho Best and
Cholpcst Liquors, and Tables shall bo larded
with all tho delicacies tho market all'ords his sta
blds shall ba clean and airy, and an attentive hostler
will at all times bo ready and willing to take care
oftho horses. A variety of the latest and most in
teresting newspapers shall bo procured to wait tho
pleasure of his customers. In short nothing shall
be left undone to deserve n liberal share of tlio public-
patronage. SAAIUEIj iUUKUK. ,
Urangevillc, April 28, 1838.
V' A Young Lady,
Qualified to Teach the English Branches, is de
sirous of engaging in a School for tho Summer.
Application to bo mado at this Office.
TO I5EIBGE SJUIIiBEKS,
TIE Commissioners of Columbia coun-
will enter trito contracts with the low
est and best bidders for building the follow
ing Bridges in said county as follows: A
Bridge to bo built across Fishing Creek,
about one mile above Ezekiel Cole's mill
in Sugar Loaf tqwnship; will be let at the
house of the said Ezekiel Cole, on Wed
nesday the ninth day of May next, and is
to bo of the following dimensions ajid mate
rial. Stone abutments, nineteen feet long
at thef fourjdation, ten feet hick and twelve
feet high with wing walls. The superstruc
ture a brace Bridge ninety feet long by
sixteen feet wide from out to out. ;
The other Bridge to bo built lfcdf Alex
ander Montgomery's mill, across Mahon
ing Creek in Mahpilitfg township, will bo
let at the Cdlhtifissioners office in Danville
on Thursday the 17th, day of May next,
and is to be of the following dimensions
and material Stone abutments, nineteen
feet long, six feet thick and eight feet high
from low water mark, with one or moro
wing walls. Tho superstructure a brace
bridge, fifty-five feet lffiig1 between the abut
ments at the foundation, and sixteen feet
wide from out to out. t ' "
Both Bridges to ho put under a gobil
shingle roof to extend ten feet beyond tho
face of the abutments.
IDDINGS BARCLAY, '
' " JOSEPH BR'dBST.
Commissioners office ?
Danvillo April 28, 1838. $
OULI) respectfully inform the citi
zens of Bloomsburg and.hs vipinity,
that ho has removed his shop from Market
street, to Main street, in a building belong
ing to Andrew Kuhn, r(e3rly opposite
Esqnlro Kahler's office, where he will be
happy to wait upon' all persons who may
favour him wjtji. a call, in his line of busi
trj-SADDLES, BRIDLES and HAR
NESS, made and repaired at the, shortest
notice anil on the most reasonable terms.
Bloumsbufg, April 21, 1838,
H'VIH members of tlio I.vijepkndent Tnoop aro
JL notified to meet on Monday tho 7th day of
May .next at tho house of Wm. Robison in Blooms
burg, at JO o'clock-A. M..w.ilh aims. and accoutre
ments inood order for parddo and inspection.
ii is expeacu mat all members indebted lor fines
due from last year, will make payment on that day,
as warrants will be' issued fdr tho collection of
all fines not then paid. . . ,
iiy order of tho Captain . .
i-.. ... ... t . , F. SWABY ii. 8.
BlodtnsbuVg, April 13, 1838.
OU-oro commanded to meet attlie public houo
of Daniel Gross, on Monday tlie 7lh day of
ay next, at ten o'clock A. M. nroncrlv cnuined.
and provided with ten rounds of blank cartridge.
uy order oi Uio Uaptain
Wm. P.I. PAINTER O. S.
"N. B. There will be an election held for orderly
sergeant at the same tlmo and place.
WoomsbUrg, April 13 1838. .r r ' 1
THE Commissioners of Columbia coun
ty, will attend at the follow ng time,
and places to hear, appeals from the asses
mcnt of Courtly , i;ales anil levies, for (ho
cun-ent year 1838. Those persons who in
tend to appeal are requested to attend early
in .. the day, as an accoin'mpijati'pn to the
Commissioners. ' . r v !.
For Hemlock township, at the house of
John M'Reyilo'lds, on Tuesday tho first day
of?y- : ' . V;.
For Cattawissa township, at the .house
of Stjicy Margerum in. Cattawissa, on Ved
nesday the second day of ilay. j
For Roaring Creek ' ownsliipV' at tlie
house of John Yeager, on Thursday the
third of May. ' '
For Mifflin tqwnship,, a the' house' of
John Keller in Mifflinville', on Friday the
fourth of may. - -
For Briar Creek township, at the houso
of John Hess in said township,, oh Satyr
dav tho fifth of Afuv. ' ' ' s
For Bloom township, at the house of
Daniel .Gross in Blopmsburg, on Monday
the'.seyenth day of May.
For Fishing Creek township, at thenousc
of Daniel Peeler, on TuesdajV the eighth'
day o May.
For Sugar Eoaf township, at the house
of Ezekiel Colo, .on Vellne3day the ninth
day. of May. " "j
, For Greenwood township, dl life house
01. Joseph Liomonon lliufsuay liQltmtli
day of May! . ( ;
For Mount Pleasant towhsllip, at tho
house of Frederick Miller, oh Friday the
eleventh day of ilay.
For Madison township, at the house of
Richard Fruit in Jerscytown, on Saturday
the. twelfth day of May. ' ', . ''' '.
uvil, uu xiiuuiiay me luunuuuiij uny ui muy.
For Limestone township, at the house of
Abraham Hause rjn Tuesday the fifteenth
day of May.
For Liberty township, at llie house of
Hugh McElraith in ildorcsbujg, on Wed
nesday the sixteenth day of May. '
For Mahoning township, at tho Court
house iii. Danville, on Thursday the seven
teenth day of May next. .
IDDiNGS BAftCLAY, v
JOSEPH BROBST, '
Danville April 7, 1838. 5 ' '
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Post Office at Blooms1'
burg, Jlpril 1st. 1838: ; -
Peter Uittcnpender, Jfeter liiggs,
Benjamin Boonej .
MissRhoda AnnEinit,Daniel Firmer,
Johli K. .Girtop,
Joseph Hartman, ,
iliss Caroline Lynn
Dr, Lewis iloycr,
James Strawh, f2)
i)iss Susan Noble,
W.illiam Ncal, ;
Daniel Redy, (2)'
Henry Rees, Esq.
Jesse Wagner, '
' " 51.
Pdr sons ealling for tho above letters will
please saythey aro advertised,
BERNARD RUPERT, P.M.
stew 9jiEs (iinsyo
J. T niussclmaiij '& Co. M ;
9HLD again announce to their customers,
and tho public, that they haver fyst re
ceived another fresh supply of ,
embracing ovory variety of Dry Goods, Groceries
Liquors, Hardwurc, &c which they intend to sell
at the most reduced prices at their new and cheap,
store in Bloomsburg. Thoy invite a call from
tli u te who want choice articles at almost cost pricey,
December 9, 1837.