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eoinionablo Asylum sc-eyi after her nrrivnl.
at the housu of a lady wlfo lind been or
mollier's mosfiniimatc friend, By her she
was treated wjlli all the kimlnostfflf a parent,
and her benefactor, desirous of doing hpr
still mere essential service, resolved to at
tcmpt the arduous task of reconciling her
father. As this Iad's good sense was equal
to her benevolence, site was seiisTle, that
in order to succeed in such an attempt, it
ivaa'not au'suble to make a direct , -application,
which would give resentment an op-pnrunity-of
bcilig'heard as well as natural
afT c' ion; but first to awaken his paternal
feeling'and then urge the suit wlrils the im
pression was still warm. She ha'd soon an
opportunity for executing her.plan. .
Mr. Spencer, who had always kept an
intercourse of strict frienddhip with herj
mine lop'ay a isit. It was contrived that
Maria's chi'ld, one of "the loveliest children
Vcr beheld, should carelessly enter the
room, and play about amo.lig, the compajiy.
It s,oqn caught the eye of Mr. Spencer, who
was always exceedingly fond of children;
and he asked the lady to whom the charm
ing TtpyTjelongcrf. "To a friend 'of mine,"
she slightly answered, atld turned, the dis
course lo.some el'ier subject. 'J'he child
attracted more and more Mr. Spcncer'3 no
tice. He called it to him, sal it on hia knee,
and by sevcral'acts of cndcarihent rendered
it familiar with him. Tito boy please.)
with the notice taken of him, at. length en
tirely won the heart of his unknown grand
father. ... a
Thclady of the house, who had'hecn an
ntVcntlve though silent observer of this prog
ics of nflection, now' came up, .icok the
little otic in, her arms, and kissing him cried
"Heaven tielp. thee, sweet hoy! d)04'
hast a troublesome- world to struggle
through! This little child," continue'dshe,
addressing herself to Mt. Spencer, "has
lost its father; and its rjiolhcr, a most amia
ble creature,, is almost destitute of support."
lIr. Spencer was touched to the snul. Ho
took the child fronfthe fatly, and embracing
it with tears in his eyes 'Ileavch help thee
iudced!' eaid he "but if thou art destitute
of all other friends I will be a friend to thee!
T?ray, Madam, will it be impertinent to en
quire mote particularly into the circumstan
ces of the lady's situation." "She is now"
in my house sir," said she, "and will in
form you herself." On this she rung a bell;
when Maria dressed in deep mourning, en
tered, rushed, across the room, and threw
herself at her father's feet. With a. voice
choaked" in tears, she cfmld only say, "For
give nle, nir! forgive!". He remained a
while in avful"stispense, looking first at his
daughter then at her child at length the
tears began tollow, and catching' Maria in
Ills arms "1 do forgive thee my poor
' child!" says he, "from my soul I do all
' that is past'be forgot this' little angel makes
amends for all." ,
ASUDDEN DEATH AND SINGU-
A Mr. Jeremiah Baeon died suddenly
near Bridgetou.N J.'a few days since', un
der somewhat singular circumstances. Ho
fell dead, whilo in the act of pumping somo
water, and with one of his hands still rcsl
incr nn the numii Ifanrilni Tlin Hrii1rr,t.
Chronicle gives tho following particulars,
m relation to this individual', and of the
extraordinary family of which he was a
t "The subject of this notice was, wo be
.jicve one of the oldest native inhabitants in
.Hopewell township, and with another broth
er and'two sisters had resided on the estate
Teft tKem hv their father, p.vpr Kinnn .;?
death, which occurred many years ago, very
mucn in iup same way asuie, son's, lie ue-
inrf found dead in tlin fif-lill 'Pho f mtltf in
the recollection of the oldest 'inhabitants
jwho Knew them, had always been account
ed a verv stranrre and simnil.tr mm enmo
considering them insane,. Idiotic, lunatic or
; .i . .1 , , .'a
rojsauuiropic, uiey nveu a sojl el recluse
life Iinvinrr vp.rv lililo tnlnivniiKn n.Iili
? . ...... .ww tmi UIIV
"body, furtherthnn jo dispose of the product's
ji iuu luim. x no iiium-igemcnioi we aiiairs,
if management it could hp. pnllnil. rli.nl..n.'l
- - , "w Muiwnwu
entirely upon liie deceased mid a sister who
died last spring. And although tjiey lived
mors liko Bavacea than civiliza'd nmnln nmi
'denied themselves every comfort of life, yet
me jovo 01 money was very strong with
them, and tho onlv rilensurn ilmi cr.m.i
... - - ( '...-.j wuvimwvi
capable of enjoying, was that of hoarding
ui their e.unin.is. The brnilmr mi1
l - - . . UIUI
nov living aro incapable of taking care of
inemsuives lor iwcniy ypars or more lie
has heen suffered to wander in tho woods in
s state of perfect nudity, and whenover the
eravintfs nf nnnnlitn imncllHil u-nntil mil.-..
- - 'J' - "VIIIU .VIUUI
to tho house, satisfy his hunger, and in the
Tnnrninrr 'flrift nrrnlii Ifi lilu llirti.tr n1..n I.
mg seldom if ever seen by the nearest neigh
burs. Tho overseers of tho township find
ingitnecesaarv since the death of Jeremiah
lo take charge of therii and their effects, ho
wis pursued and taken. Ho was thinjy
coverfid with hair, srimnwtml rntri1irn
lh r'nnt rf n vprv nt1 nnniBrllrri nttil nr.l(ll..
- w. M viu ujjuuiii( null Dimiuy
resisted eveiy effort to clotlio lif, and (br
On examining their rh'iserablo abode,
there was found Jn an old thect, nlinnst
without Jid or lock, twelve hundred dot
Jin in spt.de, two hundred in good bank
paper, besides a quantity of bank notes con
verted into mice nesta, which wero so ef
fectually destroyed as not to bo able to esti
nia'te their denominations or value, and sev
eral small nums of monoy Jiavo since -been
found on the premises, and doublloM inoro
remains hidden that will never be dUcover
fi Sirtoo tile euEpertsion of epecio pay-
mcnts they have sold nothing, having an ut
tcr abhorrence of shiicplasters ! ! The cat
tle and hogs on the farm have been two or
thtca times folUned inlhu cellar was found
scvrral hogsheads of wheat nearly destroy
ed by the rats, which wore numerous and
so venomous as almost to dispute the pos
session with the owners! Their properly
will prol'ahly amount 10 sis or Icveii thdti
I'aiitl dollars, and the only grief manifested,
by the survivors was that their money was
to be taken from them.
Such is an imperfect sketch of.this won
derful family, which, although living with
in two mile's of tho village of Biidgcton,
seems to ho as unknown as if their resi
dence had been in Iowa! A parallel eircUm
slancein nil its parts wo 'think cannot be
found in the United States.
Wi'ie next Eclipse of the Sun. A. re
markable eclipse of the sun will be visible
id this country, on tho aftornoou of Sep
tember 18th. This eclipso will bc"'the fifth
and lilst of the s-inguhir scries of five large
obscurations that have occurred within the
last-seven years. AVe learn from the Arntir
ican Almanac, that it will be annular in the
Territory of AVisconsin, in the District of
Columlffa, and throughout in some part of
thirteen State's, v'rz: throughout Michig: n.
Pennsylvania, Now Jersy, Delowaro and
Maryland, throughout Ohio and Virginia,
with the exception of the south-west psrl of
each 111 the western and southern narls of
New YorkIn the north-eastern part of II-
inois Indiana,. Kcnluckv, and North Car
olina, and in the County of Fairfield, in the
south-west part of Connecticut.
BiicofthcJlaitlc Snake The Marshall
(Va.) Sentinel gives tho annexed account of
tiedeath .of a gentleman from 1I10 hitcqf this
venemous reptile. On Friday, tho Cth of
July, abotu 12 o'clock, Mr. Jacob Heater,
of Uraxton county, Va. was bitten 011 the
Inn-bone, midway between the kneq find
the instep, by a rattlesnake,, when within
about one-fifth of a mile from his house.
The wound appeared so trifling at first, as
scarcely to attract his attention, hut in a mo-
inert or two lie was apprized oi Ins danger
by thourning and smarting of the wound
and tfie very strange sensations felt through
me wuoie eysieiu. uc immediately start
ed for his house, and was unable to proceed
farthor than the porch.'whcro he fell. Vomit
ing blood commenced violently, and a death
like sickness, was felt at the' heart. His
whole system became anitated and convuls
ed. In this awful situatiion he continued
with hut 'ittle intermission until Ueaih came
to his relict at about 10 o'clock at night
Jh'tful FffMs of Liehln'm s, The Ter
ra Haute (Indians) Courier thus describes
tho effect of a stroKc of lightning on a man
111 the opon pranio, one mile and a half
south-east of Terra Haute His body
was found in a perfect state of nudftv. hav-
by the fluid, without being tho least singed.
Hia boot legs were torn into numerous
strips, and the soles, completely separated
from the bottoms. The hair from one side
of his head was takon off, tho skin of one' of
his elbows was broken, aiid the halls of both
his toes appeared to have hurst open, where
the fluid left the body, at which points the
bottoms of his boots seemed pnnc'tured as
wi(h a rifld ball." As may be judged from
such efiott3 the man was instantly "killed
BENTON mIn'FIjROPS... .
"Well may tho democracy rejoice. Diddle
has been driven from behind bis cotton bags,
and the non-resumptionists have been com
pelled to strike their flag. Tho, indomita
ble energy and perseverance of Andrew
Jackson and Martin Van Buren arc abouUo
realize to the country the bleesiiips of a
The banks. have resumed the payment of
their obligations in gold and silver, and a
icry short time will show the beneficial .in
fluence of this slop upon the whole business
df the country. The measure of resumption
has been forced upon the Banks In- ih.
stern integrity of Martin Van Huron.' Well
may tne democracy bo proud of their un
yielding champion. The people can now
'say which they like best. Van Buren Con
Btilutionul. coin, or Federal. Whig filthy
shinplaMers. . The Democratic party have
achieved a glorious triumph in having
forced tho resumption of specie payments
The Rimer men of Berks are looking
uiuu, in consequeiico pi tiio withdrawl of
one 01 ineir anu-masoiiicj.loaderp, Mr. Engle
man, who for a number of years niinled the
only Gorman anti-masonio paper in this
county. This ho.wcver, i not tho only
cliango that haa been wrought. Ouo of the
Jtitner men in Alsace, has reconfiv declined
tho honor (?) of being, a Ritnor del-gate to
superintend their delegate -election in that
tOWIlship. Alld St ill aiiothnrrhr.
to cheer tho advocates or the good" cause of
the people and swell their ranks. Mr.
Hoffman of this borough, formerly ono of
u.u ...uil-oi oiij.poriers ot Joseph Rimer in
Berks county, has avowed hiipself a friend
of David R. Porter, and is dptermined to
support him. This is tho wav thlngg are
progressing in Old Berks, and' our eulehla
lions foi'4000 majority for Porter we ard
constrained tt believe are not loo sanguine.
Since the ahovo was in tvp wo have re
ccivod notieo of another wilhdriwl from the
Ritnor party ; John Focht, oflloiinombman-
r y ffitifnuliin 'IM. 1. 1 1 ...
or township. The whv and wliemfnrn will
be seen by liiu communication which wo
' w Mv i"vcr----f-nr utm,
THE COLUMBIA. DEMOCRAT.
"xnutn wttuovt tear
St.1TUltV.1V, tmVTX.TZBBK 8, T.833.
Von GOVERNOR !
GEnr-pAyiii n. ORTtek.
(OV HUNTINGDON COUNTY.)
'The Coitis5mois oi'HSSS
To be' Fotcd for by the People in Oclobh'.
TOP. COLUMBIA OOUI.TV.
" DAVID PETRI KIN, of Danville.
. ' .Sfecmiiy.
"WILLIAM COLT, of Danviile.
JOHN McIIENRY, of Sugarloaf.
JEREMIAH WELLIVEll, of Madison,
, Auditor, .
SEBASTIAN HO WER.of RoiinngCreck.
6C5"Wc are requested to mention that
tho Bhomsbiirg Hangers will meet at Sci
dlcloivn, on the 15th inst. instead of Hem
lock, as heretofore advertisQcl.
I? :aRSZ39K TXTJ ffl
Our County Convention met in this town
on Monday last, and formed a ticket. It is
not such a tipket in all respects, as we could
liavo wtsheu ; out as it received ajnfjority,
in the convention, we arc bound lo sustain
it as an otgail of the damocraliu party, and
i'S an unequivocal advocate of regular nomi
na tirfns. Before nominations are made, we
have a right, as a member of the. party, to
advocate the nomination of any oticr mem
ber, that, we may prefer, and from the exer
cise of this right, we shall never bo t debar
red, by all tho anathemas that may be hurl
ed at our heads, either by hireling editor
or by tho vctiest tool that may be sclictcd to
do the dirty work. Wc"iayo brought forward
our candidates, and those of our friends, and
we nave ncen ucieaicu, trom what cause it
is not now necessary lo -enquire. To the will
shall give our undivided aid iusecuring the
election oi the whole tipkty. -But; to effect
this desirable object, offtera have k duly to
perform- as well a-j ourselves. We, have
a candidate for the Legislature to oppose,
who was elected last year in consequence
ot a division in our tanks, caused by the
course pursued by some men, in relation to
the ticket, who have taken a conspicuous
part in the management of thu pretenl, as
well as of'tiie a,year's convention. The
feelings then wounded have hardly become
healed, and it will require but a slight bruise
to again 'open the issues. AVe should then
be cautious in our course, and conciliate
rather tiiap revenge. Let the friends of
"tho removal show lo theDanVillo people,that,
although' they have succeeded in nominat
ing a ticket exclusively in their iuteiesl, we
sustain the 'party, independent. of nil loca
considerations, and test their sincerity for
once. But it will be said in reply that it
will lio denominated a Danville victory pver
all local questions. It m true that jealous
ics are already alloat 111 regard to it, and
will undoubtedly do some injury if not met
by a rihl $pirit from the right quarter.
Wo will go as far in maintaining the inter
est of thw section of the county, as any
outer individual wo will n-nver flinch
in the hour of need, bo the consc
quencc-i whut they may. Our feolingH and
our interests are identified in its protection,
nuu as a beacon sot u o.t a to wor to itive no
tico of danger, wo shall assuredly do so
whenever danger is near. These jealousies
then must bo removed. And how shall it
be done ? Tho answer is plain. Wo have
said that others havp a duty io perform in
sustaining the ticket as well as ourselves,
and that duty must be performed, or tho
curao of a defeat will full on their heads an
eortainly as the sun sot at night. "Wu call
then, upon the Danville interest to perform
that duty. To disclaim openly tod frankly,
without any equivocation whatever, that the
ovent of the election is not to be dehomina
ted a Danvillo victory, but a democratic
triumph tint the question of removal or
! "Mi-removal, shall not be agitated in any
s'laj'v or manner wajtuver during the cur
1c.1t year. No lmind-a-aho jt talk' will do- j
it mimi be plain, concise and to the point
Wo arc confident nothing else will satisfy,
and-that-nolliing else, will cnstirq tlra-clcc-
lion of the wholo ticket. 'This will do it,
and if not done, they aloiie will bo to blame
fot' a defeat.
We this week hoist tobur.mn3t head, the
colours of tho New Constitution. Wc go
for it becausc it secures ths rights of all
more frilly ihsn the old . one. It extends
the right of suffrage, whilo it defines the
qualifications irtore cjearly,. It prevents ne
groes from voting. It destroys the life te-
niiro of office, an arliflocratical fpalurs in the
old Constitution. It takes from tho Gov
ernor the appointing power, and gives it
in most-cases to tho peopfn where it proper
ly belongs. We ask for it a candid and
impqttial investigalion, feeling uatistied that
all will amvu to the conclusion to sustain
it with their vote. That it $11 be susuin
cd by a large majority of the people wo
have no doubt.
WfcLlf M!QI tMJl ,
The wjtigs held their Delegate County
meeting in this town 011 Tue'sdav last and
put in nomination the following ticket :
Congress "Win. G. Hurley. Aesem-
bly John Bowman. Capimixsioner
John Latibauch. Treasurer Qlemuel G.
Rickets. Auditor Alexander Mears.
We are informed., that a few days since,
in the township orj'lEMLpcfc, men
were engaged in working upon 11 mill race.
They had been gathered from the immedi
ate neighborhood without any regard to po
litics, as the work was done for a whig.
At night a volo was proposed, and. taken
for Governor, which rcs'nllcd as follows :
Mh. PntNTEt!, - " S
I was thisday shown thcCoIumbia county
Register, and Was surprised to sec that the
little whig meeting, purporting to have been
held at Isaac Longs, on the 18th inst.(made
use of my name as ono of fheir cominillee
to draft a preamble and resolutions, when,
in fact, I never saw said.preamblo and resolutions,-until
I saw them in print. I do
hereby decline the honor that iho bank hire
lings intended to confer dn me, as I shall
support the .regular democratic candidate,
David ji. Porter. - ,
. ISAIAH SHUMAN.
.QjuIp:ida.y.iHQ'rnjr!g last, we experi-.
enced a severe frost in 'iins'nergn'hVrlionil,''
wlijch done considerable damage to buck
whca't.ju'id late vegetables. We understand
that it was. still more severe a few miles
hack from the river, and that much injury
has been done to the crops-.
Of all the perjured villains who have leul
themselves to the base purpose nf 'destroy
ing the private character of David R Por
ter, none arc more, worthy of public execra
tion, than these men. The one swear
that he. has been guilty of a crime which
ought to send hhn to the ponetcnliary, while
the son confirms the degradation of his fa
ther. A pretty trio indeed. Wo shall pa
some attention, in our next, to i(,es,e hones'
gentlcmeli, and. the circulators of their in
C. J. Ingcrsol ms bL?n placed in nomi
nation for Congress by the democratic par
ty of Philadelphia county, in opposition m
Iho present whig incumbent, Charles Nay.
lor. A better selection could not ban
Henry IC. Strong, recently editor of the
Harrisburg Intelligencer, a Rimer paper.has
come out openly and decidedly in favor ol
David It. Prirtcr.
We learn by tho Philadelphia papers,
that the Schuylkill bridge, near Fairmmini,
was entirely destroyed by fire, on Saturday
evening last. It is not known, whether it
was the work of an incendiary, or the result
of accident. The brithje originally cost
A VBTJSKAfl P.B WARDED i 1. 1
.It is a positive fact, savs tho Philadelphia
Times, that PEGGY BEAT IT, the no
torioos nmalgnmaiinii RITNElU-oriilieule
slumftt, has been appointed chief boss"
of the State Shanlee.at Huntington, by our
abolition adminUtration.-aiid receives nlibo.
ral suUiy lor her services 1 ! So wo go a
EGHO holds anappoiulment on the canal,
nearMiiidletown.as lock keeper.and iho ivife
or rather, the PARAMOUR of a NEGRO,
Uold3 an appointment noar Hantgingdon.
irGETTYSBUEG RAIL P.0A.rS
Wo give below a map and dosdrintfon J
the famous Gettysburg R;,l! Rad, wir)l J
copied from the Pranklin Telegraph. Tl.iaV
is tho saifio wo:U; of which Mr. Slrohai,
Senator from I.ancailcr, an antimason, who
examined the road last winter, says', it
was folly W commence it, mid madness t0
continue it," and to complete which 'find,
deiio Stevens -is so very anxious lo j.rocuro
the rc-elcclioii of Gov. Rimer,
,The above is a oolrect represcntau-M f
the Gelivphurjr.r.iil road, widi tie,i::ci , a
that iho figure 1, des'nnting the town fJ
Gettysburg, ought to be further cast, ir ore
tffwnrild llin-ftfiKticir. ill llic lil.ic ftn.wrn.
Figure- 1st stands fur Gettysburg. ?irl
ure 2d for Way neshoro. Between those two
pninis is tho South, mntintniu, which is abnut
8 miles wide, and has located on it 13 i.-i.ej
of said rail road.
Figure flili reprcc'ils Slovens' furirrd
Which is driven by 'J'omit creek. TI.e 'nl
road runs r.losc past said fi'vn-.!,c t-ica
makes a short curve and crosses To' i er . k,
and after running 4. miles conies hr lo
(vitliiu 000 yaids of the point op;io?i!e M
furnace after travelling 4 miles en il:s
road, a person oirives withjit r fle kIi i of
the point from which he started. Aunihcr
curve is then nujde in the d;rccti-ui nf fij
uro 0, where there i a 'tnnnell of GH0 fret
in length : nU fur from tliis there ai uro
other small tunMels each about 300 fi;t tpi .
Then said, road rnnkts anoiher great
before it r-hanges its course in the dh.Micn
of figure I which stands for Hippie's tn-ern,
on the pike leading from Waynesboro' to
rCmiiiittshnrg. in Mnrvland. ' In conmj
round said tavern it approaches to mi Jut
less than a milo of the stn'o linn wh?rc 'I
funs through a swamp of more than a quit
r of i inile long !im nf th? s.i' io width.
In ninkinsr saiil ro id theo will lie an evv
valinn of 7. feet. deep. Tho swa-np scv
30 feel without touching liol'nm. (
From figure 3 -it runs ,ilon" thcsi'lffcf
dm mniintain over ravines and at one plare
has anutherttiriitel of about 400 f.-et, (wl.li'J
i in all 4 tuni)els,) until it passes at "r.!
dislMuee from Hughs, rollinp; mill, v. I
ifij)iTOnnted by tigure 4, above which it inks!
another turn and gets off the nrir 'iin W
iho valley, through which it goes to Wavne:
hn'ro,' its present tejininalioil. Frore
Waynesboro' to Ripnle's hv tho turnni!;o i
0i miles, while by tho rail road it is
milpfi. In many p!:ir.es the e";iv.i!iP,'!
from 80 to a 100 fcrt ileen. and the , in i'"'-
menls from 80 to 115 feat hi-h; w'.ep C.e
exca-vationsairl'einbankiiients'do not cncc:1
40 foot, tho work is considered li?!it. At
ninny points rocks as lavo as riv lbr.,'
houses project over the road, whiht M ot'-er
places millions of largo stones on tlnsiJei
df mnimtaiiiSfhundretls-of feci I ! -'-, t!i J-'t
the iraveller with immediate (k:,ui.i-ioii.
IV, I .1 i . ...... ii ..
.i who ujuii meiH lias Dten 4aJ.UU 1 ( rr 5
appropriateil, and it seems t.i hi- "'i ncr'i
especial favorite in (he catalogue f st.
works. Steven's infiticuee obtain.' I t! a cf-
hi i .uiiii i-iMiiiii sh oner or ins ivnuo
tOl. 1 aXtllll. U in Imlll tl inct Ixn.ri
IW llirum inn l-ntwl nnel limit. ii-,i.i ti,...l t: IV
length from Gettysburg to Wovnesiiura' i
Jo miles, whi b tho dialam-n bv ihe rcJ3
MOW travelled is nnlu ..iln. T.i cot
m.v.JiJn r(.n rix j." n : i m