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TUB COLUMBIA DElIOCItAT.
"tiujth wrrmirr veaii
S.1TUIW.1V, .1I.1V 18, 1830.
" THE CORNER STONE,
, .i.- nr? A NfiRVILTiE UNION
Lfitunit will be laid on Sunilay, tho Oth
0f June next, with appropriate ceremonies.
Orangcville, Way la, lbju.
fri,n Tlnnsn of Rcnrcscnlalivcs havo an-
totaled a committee with power to send for
ersons and papers, to examine into the
nnd rnnnrt to the liouse. whctiier
kaildeus Stevens, lias not, by his conduct,
brfeiteu his claim to a scat in 111:11 oouy.
Tl. Runrnmn Oinirt Ima delivered their
J II- "1'""
pinion in the Prcsbylerian case, awarding
;new trial, as applied for by that portion
f the Church denominated the Old School.
,'oJge Rogers, before whom the trial had
ccn held, dissented from the opinion of tho
The Governor has nominated Thomas
l.3ell, Esq. of Chester county, President
udgc, to supply the vacancy occasioned by
ic death of Judge Darlington.
We havo always been of the opinion that
e Register man was opposed, at heart, to
e removal, from the course lie has here
fore pursued; ncvor advocating it, unless
j was to obtain some certain and immedi
8 benefit by so doing; but we candidly
mfess that we were not prepared to see
in take so decided a stand against it,
he has done tho past two weeks. "What
bred in the bono will come out through
e skin," henco his open opposition at the
cscnt lime; for were he ever so much in
ror of removal, his hatred to democracy is
) great that he would sacrifice the interest
' his best friend to oppose them and their
tasurcs ; therefore the attempt mak
by the democratic portion of the removal
pity to obtain their just rights, has brought
mn upon them his ire, and mado his
lour temper even ten times more sour."
" 0 dear, what can the mailer be," with
br neighbor of tho Register? lie appears
be quite out of sorts at the idea that the
noval question should bo agitated by the
pnocrats, and he, poor whig, should be
lowed to suck his claws by himself like
i other bears when in a state of stupor.
the exertions making by the democratic
jmoval party, M'ill arouse him from his
lhargic sleep, and throw his active note-
Si into the opposite scale, one good end
ill be attained at least, tho removal inter-
t will get rid of a stationary power, with
ten ropes and worn out machinery, that
ill let down two to raising one.
" It is well known that we have never
mg around any causo," says the Register.
e stand corrected and acknowledge our
rr, as he never yet used sufficient cxer-
as to liansr around anv tinner, alwavs
tferring to sit or lay.
Ifie, fie, neighbor, we have driven no man
p the removal ranks, either rational or
Monal, for no one has loft it but you, an
In cannot bo properly classed with either.
To cure Hot in Horses- Every body
0 has a favorite horse should be acqtiain
wilh tho remedies that mav bo useful.
the horse should ho attacked. Tho fol
ding remedy for the grub, comes from a
od scourec. "To make tho hot or sruh
go his hold, give the horse a nuart of
bassos or dissolved sugar with a quart of
eeimillc; in thirty minutes you will find
norso at case; then pulverize an eighth
a pound nf alum dissolve in a quart of
Jnn water, and drench your horse after
Jnours or less, givo tho horse one pound
falls and you will effect a cure. I never
meet Colloquy." Nobody nebber did
nines aiorc. Uo tioualition causo
mado bnf mrrrrnrs nrul wliilnfAla nil
"al 110W. Vnll I'nlo ill! ir!(r lirt-nt mna.
I Vole the whid ! VPS. vrs vnti lilrirdc
what do you ask that for?"
cos, Corri Massa no 'fence. Me
fi'de udder niggers votn do wig ticket
1 niassa 1 appan, ol do bobalmon poo
and niggers in York an al about, vote
ig ticket all enual now. he ! he ! ho !
er did see sich times afore." Whin
IPne of tho Boston Editors has been sued
a ubcl on the Chelsea Hank, an exnloded
("bug. The Hank aski $20,000.
For tho Columbia Democrat.
Upon the usefulness of studying the Latin
and Greek Languages.
Miss Si I have been informed that you
havo a fine collection of books.
Mss -'.Only a trunk full, Madam.
S. A trunk full ? Why, what use can
you havo for so many books? Young la
dies at your age have seldom read beyond
the tenth chapter of Nchcmiah.
F' I can boast of having read a great
deal beyond that myself, and should bo sor
ry if I could not get a trunk full of books
every six months.
S. You must then, though so young,
be a scholar; perhaps a teacher of languages.
F. No, Madam, I Know no language
but my own.
S. What 1 not Latin nor Greek ?
F. Not a word of either.
S, Why, do you not think them neces
F. I do not consider myself a proper
judge but I should nol suppose them ne
cessary. S. I should like to hear your reasons.
F. Why, Madam; I am not competent to
give reasons that may satisfy a lady of your
learning ; but the following are the reasons
with which I satisfy myself. I look on
language, Madam, merely as arbitrary
sounds of characters whereby we commu
nicate our ideas to each other. I already
possess a language which is capable of con
veying more ideas than I shall ever acquire.
S1 Hut you certainly diifer from tho
learned world, which is, you know, decided
ly in favor of the languages.
F. I would not wish wantonly do dif
fer from the learned, especially when they
maintain opinions that seem founded upon
truth. Hut when this is not the case, I have
ever thought it my duty since I studied
S, Locke ! You studied Locke !
F. Yes, Madam, 1 studied Locke on
the understanding, thice years ago, at thir
teen. S. You nmazo mo, Madam ! You
study Locke on the understanding at thir
teen. F. Yes, Madam, I did.
S. Pray, at what college did you study
F" It was rny misfortune never to be at
a college, nor even a grammar school, ex
cept nine months when I was a child.
S. Where where did you get your ed
F. At home. Madam.
S. At homo ! !
F. Yes, Madam, My parents were
poor ; at eight they put me to school ; but
finding they could not spare money to keep
mo there, they took me home again, whero
I assisted my Ma during the day, and at
night I read by myself.
S. Is it possible! Now pray tell mo,
for I feel a stronger desire than ever to hear
your objections to the dead languages.
F. Why, I o'ljoct to it principally on
account of the shortness of life. Taking
one with anothor wo do not exceed forty
years. Plutarch, indeed, only puts it at
thirty-three. But say forty. Of this, ten
years arc lost in childhood before any one
thinks of a Latin grammar. This brings the
forty down to thirty. Now of such a mo
ment as this, to spend five or six years in
studying the dead languages, especially
when all the best books in those languages
are translated; and besides, we have already
more books on every subject than wo short
lived creatures can ever acquire a knowledge
of, seems very preposterous.
S. Well, what will you do with their
great poets, Virgil and Homer, forjexamplc?
You would not think of translating Homer
out of his rich native Greek into our poor
homespun English, would you ?
F. Why not, Madam ?
S. I should as soon think of transplant
ing a pine apple from Jamaica to Boston.
F. Well, Madam, a skillful gardner,
with his hot house, can give us nearly as
fine a pine apple as any in Jamaica. And
so Mr. Pope, with his fine imagination.has
given us Homer in English, with more of
his beauties, than ordinary scholars would
find after forty years study of the Greek.
Besides, Madam, if Homer was not trans
lated, I am far from thinking it would be
worth spending five or six years to learn lo
read him in his own language.
S. You differ from tho critics, MissF.,
for they all tell U3 that his beauties arc inim
itable. F. Yes, Madam, and tho naturalists tell
us that the beauties of the basilisk are inimi
S. The basilisk I Homer compared with
the basilisk I I really do not understand
F. Why, I mean thai as the basilisk is
tho more to bo droaded from the beautiful
skin that covers his poison, so is Homer;
foi tho bright coloring ho throws over bad
characters and passions. And I must con
fess, I dread Homer; especially as the com
panion of youth. Tho humane and gentle
virtues aro certainly the greatest charms and
sweotnors of life.
S. I agree ho has loo much revenge in .
F. Indeed ho has; and when painted in
tho colors which Ilomci's glowing fancy
lends, what youth but run the most imincnt
risk of catching a spark of bad fire from
such a blaze as he throws on his pictures ?
S' Why this, though an uncommon
view of the subject, is, I confess, an ingen
ious one; but-sure 'tis overstrained.
F. Not at all, Madam; we arc told from
good authority, that it was tho reading of
Homer that first put it into the head of Al
exander the Great to become a Hero; and
after him of Charles XII. What millions
of creatures have been slaughtered by these
two great butchers is not known ; but still,
not probably a tythc of what havo perished
in duels, between individuals, from pride
and revenge nursed by the reading of Ho
mer. S. Well, 1 never heard tho prince of
bards treated in this way before. You are
certainly singular in your charges against
F. I ask your pardon, Madam, I have
the honor to think of Homer exactly as did
the greatest philosopher of antiquity. I
mean Plato, who strickly forbade the read
ing of Homer to his republic.
S. Well, what is your opinion of Pope,
is ho not an author that you'll pronounce
F. I entertain a most exalted opinion of
Pope; but still, Madam, I think he is not
without his faults.
S. I think it will puzzle you, as keen
a critic as you arc, to point out one.
F. What do you think of this famous
couplet of Pope's :
" Immodest words admit of no defence,
For want of decency is want of sense."
S. I sec no fault there.
F. Well, Madam, if I might presume to
alter a lino in this great poet, I would do it
in this way :
Immodest words admit but this defence.
That want of decency is want of sense.
S. How greatly am I obliged for this
interview with you. Oh, what a delightful
thing it would be for us all to converse with
sprighly youth, if they were only all like
her ! But the worst of it is, many parents
are blind to the true glory and happiness of
their children. Many never look higher for
their sons and daughters, than to see them
skipping about like jay-birds in fine feath
ers. Hence their conversation is no better
than froth or nonsense.
Bloomshurg, May 17, 1839.
THE members of tho BLoojismmo Aiv
tillery will meet at the house of C. Doeb
ler, at one o'clock P. M. on Saturday, the
18th inst. with arms and uniform, for an
excursion to Uattawissa.
They will also meet at the house of Rob
crt Ilagenbuch, at McDowell's Mills, on
J hursuuy tho 23il inst. at 9 o'clock A. M
for the purpose of being organized and for
Military exercise and inspection. All who
are desirous of joining Ihc company aro re-
quesieu 10 aticnu on uotli days.
By order of the Commander.
RESPECTFULLY informs the public
that he has removed his establishment into
the shop lately occupied by C. Kahlcr,
Esq. where ho intends Keeping on hand
all kinds of
DOUBLE AND SINGLE' HARNESS,
AND SADDLES AND BRIDLES,
mado of the best of material, and good
workmanship. He manufactures, a new
Patent Horse Collar,
acknowledged by all to bo superior to any
ever before mado in this county.
lie also manulactures LEATHER and
of any description that may be required.
All of which will bo sold on the most
reasonable terms, and ho will also be ready
to do any work in his lino, on short notice,
and solicits a share of public patronage.
moomsDurg, may to, ieav.
THE subscriber informs tho public, that ho Iins
taken the storo lately occupied by C. B. Fish
er, at tho lower end of Moino street, where ho in
tends to permanently locato himself, and has just
opened an extensive assortment of NKW GOODS
lately purchased in Philadelphia, embracing almost
everv article usually kept in a country store. A
mong which arc,
Consisting of Broadcloths from course to
the finest ofmpcrfinc,Kerscmcrcs,Sal
linetts, Silks, Ginghams, Calicoes
Factory Cotton Cloth,
bleached and un
unbleached, very cheap and of the best quality, and eve
ry variety in the Dry Goods Line. Also, a
general assortment of
Crockery, Glass, China and
All of which he will dispose of as cheap, if
not cheaper, than can be purchased at any
other store in the county.
CA11 who aie desirous of purchasing
good and cheap goods, aro requested to call
and examine for themselves before they buy
elsewhere, as he feels assured no one will
go away dissatisfied with lu3 prices, or the
quality of his goods.
All kinds of COUNTRY PRQDUCE,
including CASH, will be received in pay
ment. JOHN HORTMAN.
Bloomshurg, May 18, 1839.
SPSIHG & SUMMER
JUST STEP INTO THE
if you 'Wish to obtain GREAT BAR
GAINS, as tho subscribers have received
a largo and splendid assortment of
selected with care, for the present and an
proaching season, and presenting to the
consumer as large a variety as can be found
in most country stores. Their present
stock embraces almost every article in ue
111 and in this market in the
DRY GOQD LINE.
They have also an extensive assortment of
Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Spices, Molasses,
Israndu, Gin, Hum, trine, and ft us,
key, in every variety of quality and
CROCKERY, CHINA, GLASS,
QUEENS AND CEDAR WARES
Fish, Sullt Iron, Steel, Paints, Drugs,,
Dye-Stuffs, Sc. f-c. ij-c,
all of which they odor to sell very choap,
lor tJASH, or in exchange tor UUUJNTKi
RUPERT fc BARTON.
Bloomshurg, May 18, 1839.
rsnilE subicrilirr has just returned from Phila
J3 dclphia, and is now opening, a general assort
ment ot fresh
Bruggs and Medicines,
and a new supply of
Confectionary, Nuts, Raisins, 7,cmons,f)-c.
the wholo comprising a complete assortment in
his lino of businoss.
D. S. TOUIAS.
Bloomshurg, May 3.
WILL bo held on the 23d instant, after
Uaining, at tho liouse of Robert Ilagenbuch,
ONE FIRST LIEUTENANT,
for the INDEPENDENT TROOP, in
place of M. Fornwalt, resigned.
1 m. Mcdowell, Col.
list Reg. 1st Brig. 8th Div. P. M.
McDowell's JlilU, May 0, 1839.
THE subscriber returns his thanks ts custom
crs for'tho patronago whicli ho has received
(rum them einco hocommcnccd business in Blooms
hurg. Ho hopes they will still conlinuo their usual
support; and ho haa now tho pleasure of offering to
tii6m a Largo and Fashionable Assortment of
SPRING & SUMMER GOODS,
which havo been carcfullv
latest stylo of French, English and American
among which will be found
Cloths, Cassimcrcs and Sattinctts, of dif
ferent styles and colors, Silks, Fig
ured Lawns andJackonctls, Eu
ropean and American Call
coes and Ginghams,
ask Table, Cloths, Ho
siery, Gloves, Bonnet Trim
mings, iyc. yc. Also, Ladies
Morocco Shoes and Slippers, and
Men's thick and thin Shoes and Boots.
Together with an assortment of
Hard-ware 8c Zron,
PAINTS, OILS, DYE STUFFS:
Ccil.tr Ware, Groceries, IA-
quors ana Sail. Ax.,
All which will bo sold on the most reasonable terms.
Persons wishing to pun hasc, aro requested to call
and examine his stock of Goods and judgefor them
thcmsclvcs. (Tj'AII kinds of COHNTiiv iMinhirrua
will be taken in exchango for goods.
Bloomshurg, Jlay 4, 183U. 1
For publishinga new paper in the borough
oj uamsuurg, entitled the
State Capitol Gazette
Br HoLnnooK, Hexiock & Bbattos,
THE Subscribers propose to publish o newspa
per in tho borough of Harrisburg, with tho
titlo of the State Capitol Gazette." The Gazette
will bo devoted to tho support and adanccmcnt of
democratic piinciplcs, based upon tho political and
philosophical truths of universal equality of right;
and tho sovereignty of tho people's will designated
by tho voico of tho majoiity that all civil govern
ment and law cminato from the people, exist only
by their assent or permission, and that they havo an
unalicnablo right tjjrcmodcl, alter or abol'ish cither
nt llibir pleasure, whenever they may deem it ne
cessary lor their welfare and happiness, and that ev
ery thing which tends to weaken or subvert those
principles, goes directly to sap tho foundation of our
republican institutions, and should bo checked with
a prompt hand and vigorous energy.
'Measures and not men,' shall ever be the rule by
which tho political course of tho Gazetto will bo
governed. Wo shall never quarrel with our polit
ical brethren about the individual whom tho major
ity may fairly select, to carry out any measures con
sistent with our democratic principles. Is ho hon
est is he capable, aud will ho obey the voico of his
constituents, shall bo Iho leading enquiries as to tho
qualifications of a candidate for office. If capable,
honest and willing to acknowledge the supreme will
of tho majority, every individual in society shall
havo an equal claim on us for our countenance and.
support. Wo abhor oil faction and combination of
individual interest to accomplish individual purpo
poscs. Every thing of that sort, shall receive from
us a most hearty and decided opposition. Honesty,
economy and strict accountability in all publio
functionaries, and their disbursements of tho public
moneys, shall bo freely examined und fully discuss
ed. Tho Gazette will sustain the administration of
tho General Government, upon tho principles pur
sued by its present patriotic and enlightened chief
magistrate .Martin Van Burcn, and will cheerfully
lend iu'support to his re-election, to complete his
measuio of tivo terms of office, in accordance with
the uniform practice exercised towards his republi
can predecessors. In discussing national policy,
wo shall advocate at all times every measure tending
to strengthen the bonds of tho common Union, and
to promote tho peace, fecurity and happiness of tho.
whole, so far as it can bo dono without compromit
ting any rights that may belong to an individual
state as a separate and indepcndenl sovereignty.
Tho Gazette will also support tho administration
of our worthy Executive of Pennsylvania Gover
nor Porter, and its editors will ever cherish the prin
ciples which triumphed in his election, and which
through all tho desperate and dangerous machina
tions put in requisition to defeat his inauguration,
by a reckless and abandoned party, established in
Iho executive chair, as the land marks ofourrepubli.
can safety and happiness. It shall also be Iho study
of tho editors to promote tho best interest of our vast
chain of internal improvements, and urging to a
speedy completion all tho links nccossary to secure
its immense connection, and to turn it to lasting
and profitable use.
Our foreign relations shall bo attended to, and
tho public seasonably advised of every transaction
abroad, calculated to ailtct their political interests,
or awakon in private life a spirit of enquiry and re
search in the various fields qf philosophy, mechan
ics or literature.
Tho Gazette will bo printed on a fine double me
dium sheet, and new lye; and every attention be
stowed to rendor its nudianically execution perfect.
Tho fust number of tho Gazetto will amicar on
or about tho thirteenth of June. Persons holding
tho proposals will bo punctual to ictuni tho samo by
the thirteenth of May. Letters by mail, post paid
will receive prompt attention.
M. D. HOLBROOK,
Harrisburg, March 15, 1839
Tho Stato Capital Gazette willbe published twico
a week during tho sitting of tho Legislature; ad
onco a week for the remainder of tho year, tho .fol-
lowing prices in advancos
Tho wholB year, - - v '
Tho session dy, (hv;ce a ndj,) 3 0