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THE COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT.
"TJIUTII -WITHOUT FEAIl
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s.iTuniA jujy: 30, 1838.
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FOR G.OVERNOR : T
GEN. DAVID R. PORTER,
(OP 1IUNT1NOD0N COUNTY.)
Wq aro requested to mention, that the
STORES, in this village, will bo closed at
12 o'clock, on Urn FOURTH OF JULY,
and wjll hot be. again opened during tho af
ternoon and evening of that day. ;
SClf thq vriter of a Note, which, wo re
ceived through the Post Office, will give us
, a personal intcrviow,. his request will bo
cheerfully complied w.ith. , Wq dp npt like
to. act in buch cascs, without a known au
v Schuylkill County J-Jrcct.
i The Federal Shinplaster papers havo
he'en mlblishimr. for a Week or two, what
they call certificates of declination of some
tho democratic delegation from ScUylkill
countv. to the 4th of July convention at
Harrisburg. But the Pottsville Emporium
jiises theso ccrtificatd )ial;crs entirely up,
, as by a statement in that paper, it appears:
that the most of the names were obtained
either through misrepresentation, or with
out thoconscnt of the alledgcd signers.
They assertiqver their signatures, that they
go for Gen. Porter, and .are decidedly op
posed to, the, re-election of Joo Ritner, the
whic bank , candidate. This is what we
.should ftall poor comfortv., W,o, would ad
vise these whig certificate Maker's to be
more careful in future, for although, .they
may, now and then, ,l cotcI?a democrat in
their stnnplasior net, yet ho wont stay
a cotched" any how they can fix it.
The wings nave asserted ovo? and over
attain, that the National Government Was
bankrupt, and would soon have to borrow
money to keep its wheels in motion.
To show what grounds theyhavc forfthe,
assertion',' and how much regard they
-liavo for tha, ttiithfJ'wo give the following
statement of flic resources ofthe
as they now actually exist : '
Amount deposited with the States , , 1(
... . . $'28,006,006
Due on Custom House
Amount of Treasury Notes
Leaving an actual surplus, al- vi
though unavailable, of 38,199v092,
, So much for whig veracity. It. will be
remembered, too, that these funds .were
placed in their present situation through
their .(dvocacy, and if they are unavailable,
,it is "their .( fault', and not that of the demo
cratic party. . .
Jttore Steamboat Explosion', and 'immense Lost
( Wo had hardly recovered from the .shock
(occasioned by tho biirsthic-i of steamboat
boilers on tho Ohio and Mississippi, before
pur.car. arp.again saluted with the news o
the explosion of a.stcarriboat on, the Allan
tic coast, and tho destruction, .of l0 lives
n,rd the burning of another on Lake Erie
with the loss of about 59 more., jThe
heart rending accounts of both we publish
in this paper. Wp again enquire, why
,will not Congress take the subject in hand
,thcy alone possess the power of adopting
soine ceneral plan by which all could be
governed. That these explosions are most
Jy caused by carelessness and rccklcssnesi
of consequences of the commander, there
cannot be a ques.lipn, yet Congress can let
month, after .month pass in politica
squabbles, without cvjii( barely adverting
to the cause Of theso disasters, much less
.making any, attempt to preserve tho lives
of their fellow citizens from being sacrificed
by tho mercenary owners or commanders o
,of steamboats, who, .either, for the sako o
gain, or a littlo eclat, will endanger the
lives of thousands.
James K. PauUtina, Esq. has been ap
pointed Secretary .of the Navy, in the room
of Mahlon Dickorsoii resigned.
As oVcry thing relating b the Canadas is
interesting to oui leaders, we liaVe made
largq extracts from our exchange papers in
relation "to the troubles in that quarter. Wc
also publish an account of" Bill Johnson,"
which cannot fail of being read with inter
est, as ho appears destined to. play a con
spicuous part in the future history of iho
uanacia insurrection,'. . .
; At a meeting of tho Committee of Ar
rangements, held at, -the house of Daniel
Uross, on Saturday, evening, tiuu inst. l;r.
llamsey was callctr.to the chair, :and U.
Fisher appointed Secretary, When the
following arrangements were made for the
Celebration Of tlie ensui)ig 4th of July :
Resolved That the Rev. Mr. Toby be
invucu 10 ucuvcrnn oration ohuib occasion,
Resolved That Wm; G, Hurley. Esq
he requbstedto road the Declaration of Inde
pendence. - ; ' ,
jcesoiveai nai tno.ciierey oi ine miter-
ent churches' in bloom bo invited to attend
and assist in tho exercises of the day. ' i
Jicsolvcil That Henry Webb bo Mat.
tial of tho dayywith powers of appointing
assistants, nnu o making-nhe general ar
rangements for the Procession. ,i ... .
Resolved nlhat all Revolutionary Sol
dicrs of this and the neighboring counties,
be, and they are hereby invited' to.attciid a3
cuests and participate in the festivities of
tlio-.tiay: - 1
Resolved J hat tho Oration bo delivered
in the Presbyterian Church, and that the
citizens meet at an early hour at the house
of Charles Docbler, for the purnoso of
forming the procession.
Jlesolved lhat these proceedings bo
published. - - '
- . J. KAiMofci i , l resilient,
C. B. Fisher, Secretary.
Order of the Day.
Tho Meeting House will be opened At
half-past tert o clock, A. M. for the admis
sion of Ladies only.
Thr nrnp.nsslnn in hp fnrmnd nt thn hnnsh
of 6. Doebler ,al-ll o'clock in the follow-!
ing order viz ;.
Citizens generally, two by two.
CLERGY. , . .
Orator of tile Day, and Reader of the Dec
laration ol Independence.
COMMirTliB OF ARItANGEMENTS.
Tho same order will be observed in re
turning frdm the meeting house after the
services. , . . , .
11. "VEBB, Martial
At the last accounts from Washington, the
Sub Treasury Bill ,,was still under discus
sion. Congress had agreed to adjourn i
tho -0 ih of July, ,
To the Editor of the Columbia Democrat.
Sir One of tho objects within tho legit
imate province, as well as desire doubtless,
of your press, to promote, is the advantage
of the 'pleasant village in which it is located.
Here are interests which are of a strictly
village 'character, those, in which tlie com
munity, as such, arc concerned.
To secure Ihcrri, it is as requisite to com
mit them to a proper superintendence, as
that individual affairs, to bo prosperous,
should bo taken caro of. , , , ( i.
This makes it npcossa'ry. lhat proper per
son's be raised up and clothed with authori
ty, to whom these public village interests
may B6 cqnimitted, arid by whom tliey may
be managed. ... , . , i
What are more particularly in view in
the present article, arc the tepairs ,of the
streets and alleys-and preserving theni in a
s'tato of cleanliness. . , .
Lot the fapt bo homo in mind, thaMtho
main road, ond.twp branches running but a
short distance through the town, make up
tho extent of highway,, subject to repair by
tho supervisor; and these repairs arc all
that Bloomilburg- receives in. consideration
of the road taxes levied upotiHs inhabitants,
Further; it- is not- ftilown by the writer',
that there is in this industrious, thriving and
generally healthy village; , single pcrsort
receiving benefit from tho taxes levied for
tho poor. . If so, all . raised within, are ex
pended without the town limits . , -u''
Were an arrangement; then; to be tnadc,
by whiclt taxes denied, should also bo a
plicd within 'our town ;. if our alleys, as
well as out principal road, cduld bo kept in
repair ; if some attention could bo,bcslowcd
iipon tho place to beautify and adorn it, by
persons whoso public duty it should bo ;
then its inhabitants, it is thought, would
certainly find tho ultimate advantage, in tho
attraction of new residents, tho consequent
increase of busincs3,)9nd.tlie necessary de
mand for, and erection of, new buildings
by Which tho town would bo adorned and
enlarged of course.
And is not the suggestion worth ''some
thing that it would brighten still more the"
prospect of attaining iho object so much at
jiearl, tho, establishment of tho scat of Jus
tice, in wliat would then be. still more than
now, the tcautiful and delightful town o(-
Bloomsburg ?,, . ' . , 1
Tho dbjcct3 proposed, .may bo accom
plished, by incorporating the town. There
is a law, it is bchev,ed,4riot repealed, author
izing an application to tho County Court,
who, with the concurrence of the Grand Ju
ry, are empowered , io grant charters to
tQwns. Who. then will sign a petition?
Juno 27, 1838.
The " Spirit ofttic Times," is the title
of a democratic daily penny paper just com
menced publication in the city of Phil"
adclphia.v It3 atticlcs are written withspir
it and abili,tyt and it-bids fair to be an abjio
auxilliary in the cause of. democracy and tho
election of David R: Porter. Wc. wish the
publishers all tho succq'38 'their well con.
ducted journal, and tho cause they advocate)
so richly merits.
. THE GREAT FRESHET.
Sinco the account in another column was in
typo, we learn, that Ihc Canal from Hunting
don to Ilollidaysburg, is rendered Unnaviga-
ble. Almost every lock is more or less in
jured. It is estimated by two of the Canal
Commissioners who have been along the
line since the flood, that it will cost $500,
000 to make the necessary repairs.
Tho British Queen,.an immense steam
ship, intended to carry goods and pas'sen
gcis between London and New York, was
launched on liuirsday, from the ..dockyard
of Messrs. .Curling, Young, . and Co. the
builders, at.Limehousc. She belongs to the
brttisli and American Steam Navigation
Company, and is one of the largest ships
m the world; her length, it is. said,, exceed
that of any vessel in thp British Navy, by
30 feet.- She has a'ccommodatian for 290
Several of the steamboats at Pittsburg
and Wheeling are having affixed to their
boilers Raub's patent safety valves an in
vention which is believed to be a perfect
saieguard against explosion.
,i?o66ery.--Thirty seven watches were
stolen Irom the watch maker shop ol Mr,
liawrence risner joi tins uorougn on
Wednesday night last, Ihc.'thjef or thieves
having obtained entrance through the back
door. Several persona Were arrested for'
examination owing the contradictory ciorins
oi a yoting'otacK vagaoona wnu is atuwuiuu
.Borough nnin i1"1 iwh'tns now under
'commiimcnt for-attcmpting to rob Ihe wag-
on-toi ivirfc,iiiaion, a jewwen vve are;
pleased to s'fate that ,tli0 watches have been
recovere'd, tho thief having concealed ihom
in Mr. Simpson's mauure heap. The for
mer journeyman of Mr. Fisher has been
committed on suspicion, as well from his
own declarations as from the fact that all
the icafJwatches were stolen. Our next
Court will probably discover his guilt
innocence, x t- i-
Since the foregoing was in type tlic lliicf;!
has made Ins escape Irom custody.,
Ourang Outang. The; Female Odrang
Outang at Boston is ono of the three brought
from Borneo, the other two having died on
the passago. t The eldest i a male, aged 3,
and which.'diedj'treatcd tins surviving or
ypungest as.a child, and the actions of the.
latter corresponded'. They slept on each
others' arms, and tho parent frequently car
essed and kissed its more youthful compan
ion. 'The latter coughs, 'cries and laughs
Jikp-an infant of three-Qr four years', handles
its cup to drink and its knife and fork;, and
makes its bed, dresses itself,- &o ,-as a hu
man creature. .The preservation, of it's life
is imputed tor the accidental discovery of
its penchant forflCsh, iipon . which it fed
.and gr'ew fat. The eating qf 'meat seems
to correspond to the cannibalism of sqmc of
thp tribes in the interior of Africa a peculi
arity of taste notwo bejicye.hitkcrto. known
to- belong to- tlto' family of the Ourang
Outang, which was thought graminivorous
though its tcfih aro so 'nearly human,
that there is nOrcasoh why in cold latitudes
At least it should not be quite as carnivorous
a3 an Anglo-Saxon. The fact has elicited
controversy in some of tho , newspapers.
Tho eating of frcsli meat, cliickens, &c was
alsd a prdttctiori, probably, against the
scurvy.'which animals' of diminishad vital
energy must bo most liable to N. Y. Star.
Trio Norfolk Beacon, of Friday says:
"The steamer Colombia, Captain Mitchell
brought , down yesterday from Washiuglon,
Iho remainder . of the chain Cables for the U.
S. ship Pennsylvania. There aro three 2
in.cji, and each 150 fathom in length, and
weigh 141,025 lbs. The moving swivel,
detached from the cables, was also brought
dowri, and delights in the weight of 2,281
lbs. Capt. Mitchell speak3 well of tho ca
bles, and acknowledges that he never had a
more quiet passenger.
Jin Jlncienl Coin. An antique coin lias i
been discovered at Wallingford, Connecti
cut, with the inscription "Masachvsets in:"
oh one side, and on the other "Now Eng
land 1002.' This was the well known
"pine" trqe. (shilling'.' of that time, It was
this coin which Charles pointed to ang
rily and askqij thO; ya"nk'co commissioners
how they dared-to coin money, :and ,dc-
manumg wnai irec u was. upon ,mc lace
of it; they answered willrtlieir native readi
ness and ingenuily, "Iho tree which saved
your royal majesty,"
Tho b'ublic car is dinned by the constant
boast ol Kilncr s economy andrelorm." Wo
Have olten asked in what does his ccnoiny
and reform consist? What expenditures
has ho curtaildd? what abuses restrained?
w e got no answer. His Incnds have not
a woid to say. -The -public may learn
what is his claim to the credit of economv
and reform when it "hears, that the canal
commissioners aro increasing the number
of officers, .superintendents-,' foremen, bos
ses, hands, &c. &c.,-pn all Jho .'canal and
railrqads in the state, to an unheard of de
rce.,".Thoy are paying old disputed claims
with, little ot no 'examination, and rean-
poinling,all the officers whom their immc-1
If.. . -. .' 1 i rrti ' I'
uiaio preupecssors turncu out. i ncy aro
making peaoc all round with those whoso
friendship they can cither retain or purchase
preparing to make vigorous war on all who.'
do not yield. Anti-Uitner contractors, are
marked in the black list for ruin. .In a
short time wo shall give particulars on this-
head, and show, , the true- character of Ritner-
cc.pnomyand reform to be synonymous
with waste and corruption. keystone,
Bcalkbij Lightning: Wc learn thattho
dwelling house. oT Mr. Irving of Lincoln,
was struok by -lightning during the violent
thunderstorm yesterday afternoon and set
on fire, but was coon extinguished. David
S. Stratum, yas killed instantly.. The-
child escaped unhurt. A colt near the
house was also killed. Isaac Reed,1 of
Lexington,. lost two valuable cows, being
killed by lightning.- Prentice Child, of
Waltharru lost ono. cow from the same
cause. Boston Journal.
Caplam-M. C. Perry has boon ordered
by the Navy Department to proceed to
Europe for the purpose of instituting inqui
ries into, and examining the iccent im-
provemnts in steam machinery as applied
to navigation. He will take passage in
the Great Western on her next trip from
New York to Bristol.
MARRIED In Briar Creek on Thursday the:
28th inst. by thp Rev. Mr. Drake, Mr. Archibald
lieivru Jr. ot 11 loom Township, to miss Amelia
daughter of Mr. Joseph Eck, of the foimer place,
. 'FOURTH OF JULY.
"711 II liieeUng-of- uJ,ci nitjin bom- of ' Hier
Blomsbiirg Artillery, held at the house of
Charles Doebler on the evening of the 23d
June it was,
Resolved that said Company would meet
at tho house of C. Doebler on the 4th day
of July next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. in uni
form so far as it can be procured.
THE WASHINGTON GUARDS
ARE commanded to meet at the house of Daniel
Gross, in Bloomsburg, ht-10, o'clock, A.M.
precisely, on Wednesday,1 the-4th of July next, in
complete military array, for parade and drill. After
tho exercise of 'the day,nnd previous to joining'
their fellow 'citizens in thn rnTiintTtnN" nn
election for a first Lieutenant in the room of If. W.
Thornton, removed from the state, will be held. A
general attendance is requested.
By order of tho Captain.
HUGH THOMPSON, O. S.
Bloom, Juno 25, 1838. ' j
Bloonisburg Rangers !
OU aie hereby commanded to meet in Blooms
burg, on Wednesday tha 4th day. of July next,
at 10 o'clock AiM. at tho houso 6f O. Doehleu,
for company oxc.rciso and drill ; each man to be in
full uniform, and provided with tho necessary rounds
fdr firih'g. Yoit aro also invited tj participate in
tho festivities of the day.
Per order of tho Captain,
DANIEL ROAT O. Scr.
Bloomsburg, Jiino 1C, 1838.
I wish to inform G. Bomboy that I think ho has
enough to do to keep himself and son Thorruis from
lying without rfccUsing 'his neighbors of doing so,
without any just causu, although ,they may suspect
that an OUTLINE was taken from my shop with
' ' L. LICHT.
Bloomsburg, June'30, 138, ''
' Dr. H. SMITH,
AS returned to Bloomsburg, and ean be found
at DANIEL SNYDERS Hotel. Ho has a
good assortment of
wliich in most cases ho can insert without pain, and
in all caws with but , very' little. Horemovba trio
gangreri'o from decayed teeth, and plugs up the cavi
tics, 'which prevents ! art' extension' of decay. Ho
also removes the Tartar which collects on Iho'suj
face cf tho Teeth, causing what is commonly called
the scurvy of tho gums; and is known by tho gum
bleeding easy and wasting away after the tartar is
removed tho teeth appear while, and the gums bo
como healthy and sound. Teeth extracted? old rooU
taken out; and indeed all operations in dental surge
ry performed in a neat, careful,, and scientific man
Bloomiburg, Juno 23d,1833.
t hei ely pronounce Lu Jwlck Lcielit & tuWic EiA
until he substantiates tho slanderous report Whi4
no nas asscucii against my son Thomas Uotnboy,
Bloomsburg Jun'e,ldth 1.838.
ETTERS of Admihi'stralion bavins bci
A granted upon the estate, of Abraham Klin
jlcc'd. of Pishing Creek township,, Columbia coui
iyi au persons lnticutcu to sam estate, are rcquc!
u-u iu jjiuku imineuiaio iJaymcni, ana, ?ui persoij
Himng uemanus against said estate must preset
them to the subscribers, duly attested, o: bo barrq
vittujuing io law.
,v . MATTHIAS KLINE,
w , Executors.
Fjshing Creek, Juno 23, 1838.
, v CASH UP!
A LL thoso, indebted for POSTAGE in
Bloomsburg office are earnestly requested aH
solemnly warned to pay up .their dues beforq tE
first of July. Thoso- who neglect this notice mtf
looic out lor breakers ahead, "jmd may never expe
to bo trusted asain.
BERNARD RUPERT, P. M.
Bloomsburg Post Offlcc, ? '
Juno 12th, 1838. $ J
Bridge Builders, j
THE Commissioners of Columbia coul
ty will enter into contracts with the lowei
and best "bidders for building tho followinj
Bridges in safd county as follows, A Bridd
to be built across tho South branch of Roa)
ing Urcek,ncar Christian IIartley's,and wi
be let at the house of Snmnnl A Hrndv, i
Uatawissa,on Friday ,tho 20th day of Jim)
materials, , to wit.-- Strong stone abutmen
and wirig w'alls1, surmounted with a woodi
brace superstructure of 50 feet span, and
ue covcrcu wiin a sningie rooi.
Ihe other ljridge to bb built across Brit
Creek,near Bowman's mill. It is proposq
to take bids for building this Bridge onl
plans, the Commissioners to have the rig
of selecting and building on either plan al't
tho biddings are closed; , .
'First for building a Stone Brill
with two arches, forty-five feet long betwec
the abutments one about eighteen feet w.id'
Second For building a Wood'
Brace Bridge with stone abutter:
with uiiicient wing walls. y,. ,. ,
The siiDefstruc'ture lo be. fortv-fivo fc
long and.tp. bo-covercdrwith a shingle rooi
The letting of, this, bridge will be on S!
turday 'the 30th day of June inst. at Bov
man's mills in Briar Creek township.
is proposed to close the receipt of propos.j
at 12 o'clock M on the respective days'
the above lettlngs',
'..M'.- JOSEPH BROBST.
Danville Juno 12. 1838.. -
tAND AMEKICATM COURIER.
TllC-lalw-oiiJ-axpan tc bos toi ycd. upon this
per havo already gained us a large list of col
try subscribers; and we shall spare neither, time,
boror money in making it tho most interesting j
per in tho Union. Wo aro now engaged in pro
ring some beautiful designs, and it is our intent!
to produce one, two or more, every week, as se
as our suuscripuon iisisnan nave so increased as
warrant us in incurring tho expense of cngravin
They will bedono on wood by ono of the finest e
gravers in the city, ' ' ' , rj.
In.point of local intelligence, scientific essa;'
literary articles and general ncw3, our paper is
ready acknowledged equal to, as in size it exect
any now issued in the United States, As a fami
newspaper, wc never have and never shall insert!
to.its columns an article or a sentiment, that sh,
call a blush upon tho check of beauty. Humor, v
and pleasure, may always be found, and of the mc
enticing nature, without swerving from modes;
and deriding morals or religion, and of such a ci
shall ours be. , . . t , ,
Behides embracing all thai we havo rtatcd abo
our paper -will contain . a Bank Note Tabic a.
d: ,j i-i.. r i
I JIIU iiUijuib, iutiii.ii;u ,ii.ujvijr. iru iiujn. yi i
'menus in uic country win assist us in extendi
our circulation, that wc may at once commence o
intended improvements. 4 ' 1
Teums;- Four dollars per annum, payable in i
vanco. .... . - '
No orders attended to unless the money is rem'
toil, tlrtat tiniil. nt n rhv rpfprMi mvpyi.
i Post Masters throughout tho Union, and in t.
r.inr1nc. nrn mmmelivl flea tlmti. tn(lliAli.n in
tain-Us subscribers, and we will send 'them a pa
gratis. 4 . ., . s J
Wo wish to establish agencies in country towi?
apll persons wishing to act for us, will havo t
kindness to drop us a line (post paid) tothatcflt
with a city reference; and wc will enter into
rangemcnts with them at once. They will find c
terms exceedingly liberal.
New Yprk,.t838. v , , ..
Oun'Exciu.vHE List. Wc w:sh to eschar
with' our democratic cotomporarie?, generally thr
out tho country ; and shall feci obliged if those y
lw.n will, lufinm vn nnw nTrbnnrrn will nnnnnt
this in their columns. It is our determination wfej
Iho blessing of Heaven to fight a.good fight for y
ambitious to stand well armed, and with a fullqu
cr in die ranks of its champions. Our daily paj (,
will be sent in exchange, for another daily, 'and t
weekly, which is tho largest in the Union, foi
weekly. A concerted action among tho democre
press is most dcsirablo and would accomplish p
F a good'quality, by 10-100-1000
or innnn fresh burnt, and laying nt
tho Canal For sale by
Bloomsburg, June S, 1838.
D. S. TOBIAS, Agen
Bloomsburg, Juno 23, 1836,