The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, May 26, 1838, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

I have sworn upon the Altar of God, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man.' Thomas Jefferson.
Volume II.
WuSnbor 5.
published every Saturday morning, at
TWO DOLLARS per annum, payabl.
half yearly in advance, or Two Dollarr
Fifty Cents, if not paid within the year-
JVb subscriplioniuill betaken for a shorles
period than six months; nor any discon's
tinuancc permitted, until all arrcaragee
are discharged.
ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding a
sauare tvill be comnicuoushi inserted at
One Dollar for the first three insertions,
and Twenty-five cents for every, subse
quent nserlion. ICPA liberal discount
made to those who advertise by the year
LETTERS addressed on business, must
be post paid.
moM the oteiia or "the villaiie cou;ettib,"
by BOZ.
There's a charm in spring, when every thing
Is bursting front the ground
When pleasant showers liring forth the flowers,
And all is life around.
In summer-day the fragrant hay
Most sweetly scents the breeze;
And all is still, savemurm'ring rill;
Or sound of humming bees.
Old Autumn come; with rusty gurt
In quest of birds wo roam:
Unerring aim; wo mark the game,
And proudly bear it home.
A winter's night has its deliglit,
Well warmed to bed we go;
A winter's day we're blithe and gay;
Snipe-shooting in the show.
A country life, without the srrifc,
And noise and din of (own,
Is all I need; I take no heed
Of "splondor or renown '
. - -r
And when I die, oh! let mo lie
Whero trees abovo me wavb;
Let wild plants bloom around my tomb1,
My quiet country grave".
From tho Focus.
A YanTcec Story.
I'vo hearn folks say that tho wimin was
contrary, well they is a lectio sb, but if you
B '""""B" W.UW.W..-. WW, ....... w.
Jffl out there, you can drive 'em along without
whip or spur; jest which way you want cm
When I lived down at Eltori; there was
a good many fust-rate gals down there, but
I didn't take d likein' to any on 'em till
squire Cummins cum down there to live
Th Squire had an almily putty darter.
ecu sum ot tnc gais was lust rate; uut in an
t-cy Cummins was fust rate and a lectio
inore. There was manV Urcsssed finer and
looked grander, but Ihero was somcthinjusl
about Nance, that they could'nt look at
nother gall for a week. I tuk a likin to her
rite off, arid wo got as thick as theeves; Wo
had used to go to tho same meetin and sot
in the same pew; It took mo to find tho
sarms and hims for her, and we'd swell 'em
but in a manner sockin to hardened sinners
then we'd mosy hum together, while tho
gals and fellers kept ldokin on as tho they'd
i like (o mix in. I'd always slay to supper
and tho way sho cbod make injiirt cakes
and tho way I wood slick 'em over with
inolases and put 'em away, wys nuthih to
nobody. SKe was dredful civil tow always
gettin eumlhin nico for mo. I was up to
the hub jn love, and was goin in for her like
a locomotive. Well, things went tin thi3
way a spell, till sho thot sho had mo tight
cnuff. Then sho bogin to show off kinder
.independent like. When I'd go to meetin,
there was no room for mo in tho pew;when
she'd cum out she'd streak off with anoth-
v cr chap, an leove mo suckin my fingeis at
the door. Instead ol sticken to ino as sno
used to do, she got cnttin around with all
iv, ru,. ;ct n if kVip. cared nothin about
rite any more, none whalonievcr. I got
considerable liled and thot I moat as well
come to the end of it at wuncc: so down I
went to have it out with her, there was a
ull grist of fellors there. They seemed
mity quiet till I went in, then sho got talkin
all manner of nonsense, scd nothin to me
and darnd littlo of that. I tried to keep my
dander down, but it twarn't no use. I kept
moovin about as if I had a pin in my trow-
scrs. l sweat as l liacl bin thraslun. My
collar hung down as if it had bin hung over
my stock tb dry. I could'nt stand it; so I
cleared out as quick as I could, for I seed
'twas no use tryin to say nothing to her. I
went strait to bed and thot the matter over
a spell; thinks I that gal is jest tryin of me,
taint no uso of her playin possum; I'll take
the kink of her; if I dont fotch her out that
high grass use mo for sassago meet. I hearh
tell of a boy once, that got to skcwl late
one Sunday morning, master ses, you tar
nehslcpiti cittcr; what kept you so late?
Why, sc3 the boy, it's so cverlastcn slippy
out, I cbod'nt git along no how; every step
I took forrad, I went tow steps backward,
and I cood'ttt have got here at all, if Ihad'nt
turned back to go tother way. Now, that's
just my case; I have been puttin after that
gal considerable time. Now, thinks I, I'll
go tuthor way she!s been slitin of pie, now
I'll slight Her what's sass for tile goose is
sass for tho gander. Well, I went no more
to Nance's. Next Sabbaday, I slicked my
self up, and I dew say, when I got my fix
ins on, I took the shirt tall clean offof any
specimen of human natur about our parts.
About meetin time bfi' I put to Eltlian Dod
ges Palinece Dodge was as nice a gal as
you'd see twlxt here dnd yonder, any more
than she was'ntjest like Nancy Cummins.
Ephraim Massoyhad Used tb go to see her,
he was a clever feller, but he was dreadful
jelus. 'Well, I went tb meetin with Pa
tience, and sot right afore Nancei I did'nt
set mvi eyes on her till after meotin;-sho
had a feller with her that had a blazin red
lied, and legs like a pair of Compasses; she
had a faco as long as a grace afore thanks-
givin dinner. I knowd who she was thin
kin about, an 'twarnt the chap with the red
hed nutheri Well, I kept bocin Patience
about a.spcll. Kept my eye on Nance,
seed how the cat was jumpin, she didntcut
about like sho did, and looked rather sol
emly, she'd g'in her tew eyes to kiss and
make up. I kep it up until I like to have
got into a mess about Patience; The critter
thot I was goin arter her for good, and got
as proud as a lame turkey. One day Effy
bum down to our place lookitt as rathy as a
melishy ossifer on a trainin day; look Hero,
ses he, Sclh Stokes, as loud as a small
thunder clap, I'll bo darrtd Hallb! ses I,
what s broke? . Why, ses he, I cum down
to havo satisfaction about Patience Dodge,
here I've been a cortein her since last grass
a year, an she was jest as good as mine, till
you cum a goin arter her, an How I can't
tuch her with a forty foot pole Sho aint
like the same gal, an I'm darnd if I'm goin
to stand it. Why, ses I, what on airth air
you talkin about, I aint got nothin to do
with your gal,' but sposol had, there's no
thin for you to get wolfey about. If the
gal has taken a likirig to mo taint my fault,
an if Ivo taken to her taint her fault, an if
wevo taken a liken to one another taint your
fault; but I aint so almity taken with her,
an yo'u may have her for me, so you had'nt
ought to gel savage about nothin. Well,
ses he, (rather cooled down) I am tho un
luckiest tiling in creation. I went to a
nlacc tother dav whero thero was an old
I '
womati died of the boLs or sum sich dis
ease an they wero scllin out her things.
Well ses ho thero was a thunderin big c'hist
of drawer full of all sorts of truck so I bot
it, thot I made a spec, but when I come to
look at 'em thor warnt nothin in it worth a
cent except an old silver thimble and that
was all busted up so I sold it for less than
I g(n for it, well when tho chap that bot it
tuck it hum ho heerd sumthin rattle, broke
the old chest up and found lots of gold anil
silver in it, in a false bottom I had'nt seen.
TTmv if I'd luck the chest mini Id never
; found that munny or if 1 did they'd bin all
counterfeit and I'd been tuck up for passin
on 'em. Well I jest told Patience about it
when she rite up and called me a darrtd fool.
Well ses I Epho thajt is hard but never you
mind that jest, go on you can get her and
wen you dew get hbr, you can file the ruff
edges off jest as you please. That teakled
him it did an away he went a lectio better
pleased. Now thinks I its timo to look ar
ter Nance Next day doun I went. Nan
cy was all alone. I axctl her if the Squire
was in, she said lib warnt. Cause ses I
(makin bleeve I wanted hint) ourcolt spraint
his foot an I cum to see if the squife wood
lend me his mare to gb to town. She sed
sho gest ho wood better sit doun till the
squire come in, doun I sot; she looked sort
a strange an my heart felt queer all around
the edges. After a while ses I, arc you go
in doun to betsy Martin's quiltin? sed she
didnt know for sartin, air you n goin? sed I
recond I wood, ses she I sposc youd take
Patienco Dodge, sed I mout an agin I hlout
not, ses she I hearn yourc a gditi to git
married, sds I shoollnt wunder a bit, Pa
tience is a nice gal ses I, I looked at her I
seed the tccrs a cummin, ses I, may bo she'll
ax you to be bridesmaid, she ris right up
she did, her face as red as a bildc beet, Seth
Stokes, ses she, and she coodent say any
moro she Was so full, wont you be brides
made ses I, no! ses she & biist rite but, well
then ses I if you wont be bridesmaid will
you be the bride, she looked up at me I'
swan to Wan t never seed any tiling so aw
ful putty, I tuk rite hold of Her hand, yes
or no, ses I rite off. Yes, ses she; that's
your sort ses I as I gin her a buss an a hug.
I soon fixed matters with the squire. We,
soon hitch'd traces to trot in double harness
for life an never had cause to repent of my
bargain. J. W.
We find the following very singular and
Interesting story of a second Casper Hau
scr, in the Clinton (Illinois) Herald :
Wc havo seen in several papers an ac
count of a boy, apparently thirteen or four
tech years of age, who wa3 found in the
timber in tlib Chalhilinot Prairies; in the
state of Indiana. It is said the boy is now
in the fdmily of a Col. Clarkson, of Bush
Hill, a place hot far from whero he was
found. Ho is handsoiHely formed, has fine
limbs, very elastic ill his nib'vements, stout,
with clear, full, intelligent black eyes. Ho
has beeti several months in tho Colonel's
family, during which time he has uttered
no articulate sburid, expressed no wish by
any sign ; though' ho evidently pays con
siderable attention to things arid events a-
round him. He sontetimes gives a sort of
piercing screech, which, by being always
at a measured elevation, after which he
seems to listen with care; affords ground
for the conclusion that the poor fellow had
been accustomed to receive some sort of an
swer from a source to us unknown. Ho
chooses the naked earlh for his bed, and ut
terly rejbets all covering save a deer skin
-which ho wraps around his body. His
food ho takes in a raw state principally
beef, poultry,' potatoes arid nuts. It is as
tonishing with what voraciousness he con
sumes small birds. Ho will strip one of
its feathers arid entrails, arid devour it with
a relish amounting to an extacy. Ho has
thus far ovinced a melancholy lemrieramcrit,
choosing to bo much alone, and makes for
the timber whenever an opportunity pre
sents itself, but when found attempts no
escape, but passively returns. He mani
fests no attachment to any human being,
save a servant girl of tho family. By Her
request, ho has occasionally eaten a little
corn bread, and sot down a moment on a
chair. Wheat bread ho peremptorily re
fuses; He lias made apparently no advance
ment towards civilisation. We regret that
more knowledge cannot be obtained of this
extraordinary boy's history.
The public mind having been prepared for a re.
sumption of eptcie payments in New York, no re-
markablo sensation was created in that city on the
10th inbt. Neither the rush itoi the demand was
pajlieulitly great.
At a meeting of young men of Columbia
county, friendly to the re-election of Joseph
Ritner, held at the house of Charles Docb
ler, in. Bloomsburg, on Saturday the 12th
day of May inst., Isaiah Cole of Sugarloaf
township was chosen President; Theodore
Wells, Esq. of Cattawissa, Charles F. Mann
of Paxton, Alexander Thompson arid Peter
M. Traugh, of Briar Breek, Vice Presi
dents; and George W. Slater, of Mahoning,
and William Neal, of Bloom, Secretaries of
the meeting.
Tho object bf the meeting having been
stated by one of tho gentlemen present, on
motion.the President appointed James Plea
sants, C. B. Bowman, Silas E. Craig, Ar
thur W.Frick, John D. Day, Gcorgo Frees,
Benjamin Fricli, Joshua W.Comley, James
Donaldson, Isaiah Conner, Frederick B.
Swaby and Henry Rupert, a committee to
draft resolutions expressive of the sense of
the meeting;
The committee having retired for a short
time;rcturned and reported thejfollowing pre
amble and resolutions, which on
were unanimously adopted.
After so long atime, that our country Has
been wrapt in gloom and oppression by the
consequences of rasli ' experiments" and
hasty legislation, which was foretold by
the wiso and experienced, it is refreshing to
tho friends of the Constitution and laws to
Witness i simultaneous action dftho people',
returning to those sound and excellent prin-
biplcs adopted by bur predecessors, which
led our country o'ri to prosperity and
happiness the departure from which
always has produced embarrassment and
distress, and which if persisted in, would
plunge us all deeper and deeper in ruin and
destruction. Maine, Rhode-Island, Con
neclicdt, New-York, New Jersey, Mary-
laud, Virginia and Mississippi have all
most nobly refused their support any longer
to their hitherto chosen men, who, having
abandoned the godd of the country to se
cure their own promotion, were desirous to
persist in a course of ruinous policy, be
cause it was dictated by him who has the
disposal of" high places of honor and pro
fit." This is the true spirit of America, to
retrace its steps when in error; and to rebuke
and reject all demagogues, who; under the
cloak of patriotism, seek to inveigle thcirt
deeper into that error. It is a saving spirit
it encourages the patriot, and in the dark
est hour teaches him, " not to despair of
the Republic." This spirit is now abroad
throughout tho laud, and is shedding its
light in the heart of every man who love3
his country, and whoso wholo soul is not
absorbed in the thought of place and power.
Pennsylvania will join her sisters and will
be prominent in the ranks pushing on to re
form and prosperity: bold! resolute and am
bitious, wc see her only regretting that she
is not first in the course. She envies the
other states, the proud satisfaction of lead
ing in the reform. In the coming contest
sho will destroy, as her sister states have
done, tho influence of the organized bands
of Van Burcri's Sub Treasury officers! who
have been exerting themselves with the aid
of tho public revenue, to fasten her yet
tighter arid closer to tho cat, and bring Her
under tho lash of executive power.
The people havo much to conlplam cT
their grievances afo real and present they
havo been deceived by promises and assu
rances which havb never been performed.
1st. They had a good currency which
was destroyed, under a promisoof a "bitter
2nd. Tho people wore assured that gold
would become plentiful as a currency. Yot
we seo no other currency now, but incon
vertible shin plasters. Even tho Govern
ment issries her notes to tho amount of mil
lions, which she does not redeem in specie.
Sho knows the people are suffering from a
disordered currency brought about by her
measures, yot, when humbly solicited by
the pcoplo to adopt some plan for their rcr
lief without "experiments and expedients,"
she coldly replies, "wo wish to have ngth
ing to do with the management bf your mo
ncy affairs. Do you take care of ypurselvesj
and wc will take care of ourselves; wo
rhust and will establish our great Specto
3d. The people are promised, that thero
should be distributed a'monsr tho states for
improvements, a large amount of money,
tho surplus tressurc of the nation. The
Government gave the slates a small portion;
and much to the inconvenience of tho states,
determined to withold tlib rest., "Vhat has
become of It? All squandered! .The cor
rupt and niirions policy of the administra
tion, has made it so weak and contemptible
that it cannot fulfil solemn engagements,nor
carry out a single measure for reliefthey
have ruined thctriselves witli the oedDle
whom they have deceived.
4th. They shut their eyes tb all perma
nent improvement of the country, and tole
rate all sorts of peculation and fraud to dc
cieve the people, and to perpetuate their
own power. ,
5th. They have destroyed the settled and
regular business of tho country, and left
ruin in its place)
The policy of Martin Van Burbn con
tains the secdb of disaster and ruin", and has
already scattered tlicm over the land, iri
which they have taken deep root. Penn
sylvania; is perhaps the only state of the
Union, which has had tlib wisdom and
prudence to adopt measures that would
counteract the effect of such policy; arid io
her rrieasures is to be entirely attributed tho
continued prosperity of thO( staio amidst
such wide spread 'disaster. While the ad
joining states pursuing nearly tlib sanie av-
ocations, havb becrt paralizcd arid prostrate,
Pennsylvania lias bonlinucd on in pjetty
much her usual manlier, having confidence
in herself, and her people in each other.
She has pursued her rioblc system of im
provement, and her people continued their
employment arid enterprise. Thanks to
tho wisdom of bur state rulers! the ereat
and good men who, anticipating the storm
that threatened; raised up a bulwark for our
protection, which ha3 shielded us from the
storm3 which have prostrated the business
and industry of the other staibs. ,
This is not the time to play the syco
phant to political powerj whether as exer
cised by tho people or by their agents; this
is not the time to support which our hearts
condemn. We do cordially despise those;
bo they who they may, who .advocate mea
sures which they know to be wrong,.merely
because they believe it will secure to them
an ephemeral popularity, when their daily
acts arc giving the lie to their, declarations!
To pass over the bands of foreigners! who!
having no interest in thp permanence of our
institutions, or not understanding their na
ture and intention, head meetings' to influ
ence and mislead tho public mind and" abuse
all we cherish and admire, we come to
those native citizens, who to their shame
bo it sail), approve and encourage such con
duct. "VYe have among us such rrieii men1
who began life with tho means which in
dustry and atterition gavo them havb ac
quired wealth by tho constant use of credit
and tho assistance which batiks have ren
dered them; yet tlieso men havegivefi tlieir
countenance and support to those whoso
whblc course has been a fierce and wanton,
attack ag"ainst credit arid all Banks! and
they have joined in the general hue arid cry
as if disposed to prevent others from tho
uso of the same means! which enabled
themselves to secure wealth and independ
ence. Some bf them who assisted to de
stroy our sound currency; under iio delu
sive promise of gold havo issued thousands
of dollars of irredeemable ehiri plasters.
Vo have such men in Columbia county ;
wc have marked their course and shall not
again bb deluded and deceived by such de
ception. Therefore,
Jlesolved That this meeting assemble
with heartfelt gratitude to all wise aud beni-;
ficcnt Providence, that we have been placed
by him under thVonly free government ori
earth, and that being sensible of this distin
guished niaiK df divine favor, wc hereby