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TUB COLUMWA. DEMOCRAT.
"TKUTII WITUUL'T rr.iu
8AT0KU.1Y, JtTA'K , 1830..
THE CORNER STONE,
Of the OKANGEVILLB UNION
CHURCH will be laid on Sunday, the Otlf
of June next, with appropriate ceremonies.
Orange ville, May 18, 1839.
Several contractors on the Noilli Branch
CaiLil, who had taken contracts at the last
all letting, and who afterwards throw them
Aip, and again took them, contrary to law,
at private contract, of the old Commission
ers, at n great advance of former prices,
have memorialised the legislature, com
plaining of " oppression" on the part of tho
present canal Commissioners, because they
will not fulfil these illegal contracts. It
-does appear to us, that it required the most
consumate impudence in these contractors
to complain, in this case, for they know,
whon they entered into theso contracts,
that the Commissioners had no lawful au
thority to make them without jjrcuoMs;j&
lie notice, and that if such were made they
were null and void; and certainly every rea
sonable man, to whatever party he may be
lling, will say that they ought not to take
advantage of their own wrong, to rob the
state of exorbitant sums, for work which
they had before agreed to do at fair prices.
The Commissioners have sent to the house
a communication upon the subject of this
petition, in their own defence, in which they
mention three (or four favorite petrtizens
who were to receive about $50,000 more
for doing the same work than they had orig
iaally agreed to do it for, and that much
moro than other responsible persons had
proposed doing it for, whoso bids were re
jected. The memorial has been referred
to committees in both branches of tho legis
lature, who will no doubt do them justice.
We hope they wilt rip up all private con
tracts,let them be made by whom they may.
Tho State has been heretofore filched of
4 immense sums, to enrich the pockets of un
principled parlizans, while the honest yeo
manry have been robbed of their hard earn
ings to pay tho bills. Governor Porter's
administration came into power under a
pledge of reform. Let us have it m deed,
and not in name only. The people demand
"Wc are glad to sec that the message from
Cover Porter, vetoing the Local Appropria
tion Bill, receives the cordial approbation
of almost all tho democratic newspapers
throughout the state, while it receives the
unanimous condemnation of the whigs.
This bane of legislation, this ruinous sys
tem of log-rolling had attained a fearful
height during the three years of ' Ritncr
folly," and it required a succession of bold
,and vigorous blows to defeat it at the com
Wncemcnt'of the present Democratic Re
form Administration, and it is well for Penn
sylvania that they have such a man at the
helm of state, as David R. Porter, who will
thus fearlessly do his duty to his constitu
ents, and prevent every trifling object from
thrusting its grasping clutches into the
treasury of tho people, while the great ob
jects of State pride and interest, aic left to
dwindle for want of encouragement and
Tho " Iron Grey," a spirited democrat
ic paper has lately mado its re-appcarance
n the theatre of action. Wc say re-np-l'eared,
because tho same paper was pub
lished for some months during the lrmt full
wninaiiin. after whinh it wn cncnnmlmi
!t is now published at Harrisburg, once a
week, at $1 f0 per year. It is of course, a
c'ieap publication, and wo cheerfully recom
mend It to the patronage of our democratic
The following is a condensed stntnmflnt
w xjuimo in uic uimeu aiaics lroin
rM""'""j uau uuch rcceivuu, January
Umbcr of brinks nnil limnnl. na GOO
- f aim uiauutims, ? 10a,OU 1 ,UB7
-ii kiiuuiuuuu, iio.iaj.uiu
With snch an immense banking capital
lilt AAtinrtl tan N Vrt lr-.A
. Tho Ilarrisburg Reporter, in speaking of
Mr, Steven's Convention, says: ' The
failure of Mr. Stevens to muster oven a
" corporal's guard," in his Harrison and
Webster convention, should admonish him
to " bowaro how long he abuses' the pa
tience," even of his friends. That tho
" sceptre has departed" from him, and that
he can no longer say to his' party, " thus
far shalt thou go and no further," this
candidate shall bo supported and no other,
the thin and spiritless group who met to
register his presidential nomination, clearly
evinced. Tho convention was called at a
most favorable season for a general attend
ance from the -different counties. The le
gislature was in session, and strangers here
from all parts of the commonwealth some
as witnesses before the different committees
of the two housc3T-others, his own faithful
and well rewarded contractors, choice spir
its for an anti-masonic convention were
here in great numbers to demand liberal es
timates, and remonstrate against further
appropriations to the public vnprovemcnts,
and yet the convention was not more than
half full, and many of tho delegates who
were in attendance, we believe were with
out constituents and without authority to
act for any body else than themselves.
Under all these circumstances, the conven
tion may be considered tho death and buriel
of General Harrison's prospects. The
chills of the coming winter will not be
more fatal tu his success than this conven
tion." The Rcgis-Zirce man continues mightily
vexed because he cannot prevent an action
upon the lemoval question, by the Demo
cratic party at the approaching election.
His reasons arc best known to himself.
Perhaps he has effected, what he has often
declared he could do, " make the best bar
gain with the Danville interest."
By tho official report, wc learn that the
whole amount of tolls received upon the
Pennsylvania canals and railroads, from
tho 20th of March to .the 15th of May, 8
weeks, is $313,088 09
Whole amount received -8
weeks, 1838, ending May
19. 2G7.797 71
The committee in the case ofThaddeus
Stevens, reported to the houso that he had
forfeited his seat. The report was accept
ed by the house, by a vote of 54 to 31, and
a new election ordered by the Speaker.
A proposition was made a few days since
in the legislature, to elect the Canal Com
missioners by the people, for tho term of
three years. It was sustained by tho uni
ted voice of tho federalists, and some few
of the democratic members, but the propo
sition was voted down.
Nothing of importance has been accom
plished in cither house since. From pre
sent appearances, it appears to bo the de
termination of the opposition to embarrass
the administration as much as possible.
Tho Lancaster Intelligencer says, that
crops in that neighborhood have advanced at
least two weeks, before tho usual time.
Such is the case in this vicinity, and
wheat-and rye crops never looked more
Tho New Hampshire Argus states, that
a Mr. Ezekiel Towers, of Corydon, of that
state, has had three wives, the last of whom
is now living. By his first wife ho hai
eight children, by tho second six, and by
the third, thirteen, tho last of whom is an
infant six weeks old. Mr. Powers 13 sixty
eight years of age, has kept houso fifty
years, forty-eight of which ho has taken a
democratic newspaper, and what is mere
surprising paid for it too.
The election in this Slate took place on
the 23d ult., and from the latest intelligence
it is confidently asserted that thero will be
a democratic majority, over both Whigs
and Conservatives, on joint ballot in the
State Legislature. Not democratic gain so
far as heard from, 9. It is already ascer
tained for a certainty, that Senator Rives
cannot be re-elected.
The Legislature talk about adjourning on
the lllh of Jutu next. There is a vast
dcil of business to do between this and
i nc ureal speculator. There is
Dutohman who attends tho lower market
and docs a thriving business by purchasing
umuuL-ii cocks irom me country negroes anu
retailing them at a profit. Ho is now as
well known among the darkies, as Rotchs
child was on change in London. He
regulates tho chicken broth.just as Nicholas
Biddlo did the currency, and controls the
price .of a plate of broiled fowl, as Rotchs
child did tho funds of Europe. Ho is there
fore ntllfn nn imnnrhnt nnronnrurn in liio
"1 i'u(tui JH1UW111I0 III II1Q
own sphere, and his monopoly, in his par
ticular line of business, exceeds the great
beef monopoly of which we hear so much
in northern cities. We oven learn that he
writes to his country friends, informing
them of tho changes in llin tliinknn tnnrknt
with all the technipality.witha cotton factor
wumu use wncn writing a business tetter to
nn tti- -t .
mcn limomy enters the market ot a
morning the sable venders of chickens arc
"monstrous" polite to him. They recog
una nun among me greatest Kind ot a
crowd, and cry gut, one to another, 'look
IlCCa. PctO. Gllllllio ! lnnk linnn T
llcca cum do great speculator I's shun
uiiichcns is ns, anu uat ducks is down."
Thus it will be seen that tho great chicken
speculator is no oruinary individual.
N. O. Picayune.
DO NT FORGET TO INQUIRE FOR
Lower end of Main-sir eel, Bloomsburg,
Where you can always obtain IFl'CSSl
Goods and Chcan Articles. Be very
ciuunu anu noi get cneaico anu uuy (Joins
lerlcil articles for Genuine.
RAISINS I RAISINS I RAISINS !
TOO pounds for Pics.
93 Boxes bunch,
25 kegs of Smyrna,
i 5 boxes Prunes,
All For Sale at
Tobias' Health Emporium, Bloomsburg.
INDIAN DYE, '
For coloring grey, red, and light hair, a
beautiful brown or black, in ton or twelve
hours, without staining the skin, for sale by
u. s. ruiilAS, JJloomsburg, Jlgcnt.
For Chaps, Tan, Sunburn, Soro lips,&c
For sale at
Tobias' Health Emporium Bloomsburg.
LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!
THESE Powders are an admirablo sub
stitute for Yeast in making all kinds of bat
ter cakes and bread that do not require
much knepding, and has the advantage over
that article in making them perfectly light
anu reauy lor baking tho instant they arc
rnixcu. ror saie uv
' D. S. TOBIAS,
Health Emporium, Bloom&bug-
12 dozen Glass Boxes,
12 dozen Lockets,
12 dozen Lead Pencils,
12 dozen Toy Prints,
12 dozen Sand boxes, with the sand,
12 dozen Fifes,
12 dozen Doll babies,
12 dozen Conversation Cards.
12 dozen Toy Watches,
12 dozen Brass Watches,
12 dozen Hair Pencils,
12 dozen Breast Pins,
12 dozen Finger Rings,
12 dozen Spoons,
12 dozen Pass Books,
12 dozen Tooth Harps,
12 dozen Steel Pens,
12 dozen Tea Setts,
12 dozen Everpoint Leads,
12 dozen Head Bands,
29 dozen bunches beads,
25,000 Fish Hooks,
12,000 Slate Pencils.
Just received and For Sale at tho cheap
ucaiin emporium, liloomsburg, by
D. S. TOBIAS.
'OUfiD respectfully inform tho citizens of
Mil-114ft VII, hE, ana tho odioinimr vl-
ciniiy, mat no lias opcncit n shop in said village,
where ho intends to prosecute the above ImsinoM
in all its various branches. Thu best of workman
ship and a perfect fit will bo warranted on every
garment intrusted to his care.
Miillinville, April, 183U.
THE subscriber has just returned from Phila
delphia, and is now opening, a general assort
ment of froBh
Druggs and Medicines,
and a new supply of
Confectionary, Ntils,R(tisins, Lemonsc.
tho wliolo comprising a complcto assortment in
his line oi business.
D. S. TODIAS.
Bloomsburg, May 3.
JUST STEP INTO THE
if you wish to obtain GREAT EAR
GAINS, as tho subscribers have teceived
a largo and splendid assortment of
selected with care, for the present and ap
proaching season, and presenting to the
consumer as large a variety as can bo found
in most country stores. Their present
stock embraces almost every article in de
mand in this market in the
DRY GOOD - LINE.
They have also an extensive assortment of
Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Spices, Molasses,
Jlrandy, Gin, Rum, IVinc, and If his.
key, in every variety of quality and
CROCKERY, CHINA, GLASS,
QUEENS AND CEDAR WARES.
Fish, Salt, Iron, Steel, Paints, Drugs,,
Jjyc-sivjs, yc. oyc -c,
all of which they offer to sell very cheap,
RUPERT & BARTON.
Bloomsburg, May 18, 1839.
PORTABLE HORSE POWER
THE Subscribers take this method of informing
their friend, that thevrnntinnn Alnii.if,.nii,r.
ing Thresh In? .Vitellines and J'ortablc Home
1'ini cm, on the most improved plans, made of tho
best material and in the innst wnrl-mnnlilrn ma
iler, and which they will warrcnt to stand with faro
u6v, mm urn. injure mo grain by breaking it.
They have surpassed all others where they have
been introduced, in Pennsylvania, Virginia and
1'raffs Patent Smut,
GRAIN HULLING MACHINE,
Improved. An nrticln
for cleansing the crain for nrpmrinir it (Vir rtnnrlnn.'
These machines aro niaiiuf'ac.ured of cast and
wrought Iron, and aro supposed to last an hundred
years. They are in general use in tho stato of New
j. oik uuu in pari oi J'ennsyivania.
and all kinds of Machinery, cast and fitted up.and
all sorts of
kept on hand, and sold by wholesale Ml of which
will bo sold on tho most reasonable terms, by
LIS WIS II. MAUS &Co.
liloomsburg, May 25, 1829. 3ml
Against the World for good Mill-Stones
and JJolttng Cloths.
U)lil.JiS wielung tho above articles, arc
requested to call and cxamino my Slock,
at Danville, Columbia County, Pa., or at Lew-
istown, on tho Jumatta.
Danville, May 25, 1839.
SADDLE & HARNESS
RESPECTFULLY informs tho public
that ho has removed his establishment into
tho shop lately occupied by C. Kahler,
Esq. where ho intends Keeping on hand
all kinds of
DOUBLE AND SINGLE HARNESS,
AND SADDLES AND BRIDLES,
made of tho best of material, and good
workmanship. He manufactures, a now
Patent Horse Collar,
acknowledged by all to bo superior to any
over before mado in this county.
He also manufactures LEA I HER and
of any description that may be required.
All of which will bo sold on tho most
reasonable terms, and ho will also bo ready
to do any work in his line, on short notice,
and solicits a sharo of public patronage.
moomaburu, Way 1, loav,
THE subscriber returns his thanks to. custom
crs ror-tho patronage which ho has received
irom them sinco he commenced business in Hlooms
uurg, Ho hopcs tloy wia etill continue their usual
support; and ho has now the pleasure of offering to
Hicm a Larco and Fashionable Assortment of
SPRING & SUMMER GOODS,
which have been carefully elected, embracing tho
latest stylo of French, English and American
among which will bo found
Cloths, Cassimcres and Sattinelts, of dif
ferent styles and colors, Silks, Fig.
tired Lawns andJuckonelts, Eu
ropean and American Call
coes and Ginghams,
ask Table Cloths, Ho
siery, Glovcs,Bonnct Trim-mmgs,$-c.
yc Aho, Ladies
Morocco Shoes and Slippers, and
Men s thick and thin SJwcs and Hoots.
Together with nn assortment of
Hard-ware & Iron,
PAINTS, OILS, DYE STUFFS;
,ciar ware, Groceries, Li
quors ami Salt, &c
All which will bo sold on the most reasonable terms.
Persons wishinrr In nnrlin M ..
, . ' . l " aix. luiiui-siuu 10 caii,
Uienvcs'0 t0ck of Good!S "ljulgefor them-
(rJ-AII kinds of COUSTKY PKODTJCE
will be taken m exchange for good.
liloomsburg, May 4, 18UU. i
THE subscriber grateful for past favors, returns
las sincere thanks to his numerous friend
and customers, and would now inform them, that
Jw has just received from New York, the Kcport of
New "STork & London
ron TnE srnr.va and sum.meii op 183a,
together with tho drafts of tho numerous chance
both as regards tho htyle of Staking and Trimmine!
as well as Cutting garments. He is therefore ful
ly prepared now to turn outwork in tho most sune.
nor style of cut and workmanship ,and respectfully
solicits a continuance of public favor.
liloomsburg, April 13.
THE subscriber informs tho public, that ho has
taken the store lately occupied by C. H. Fish
er, at tho lower end of Maine street, whero ho in
tends to permanently locato himself, and has jutt
opened an extensive assortment of NEW GOODS
lately purchased in Philadelphia, embracing almost
cvcrvarticlo usually kept in a country store. A
rnong which are,
Consisting of Broadcloths from course la
the finest of superfine, Kersemeres,Sat
Factory Cotton Cloth,
bleached and tin
unbleached, very cheap and of the best quality, and eve
ry variety in tho Dry Goods Line. Also, a
general assortment of
Crockery, Glass, China ami
All of which he will dispose of as cheap, if
not cheaper, than can be purchased at any
other store in the county.
fCT All who aio desirous of purchasing
good and cheap roods. aro renuasind tn nail
and examine, for themselves before they buy
elsewhere, as ho feels assured no one will
go. away dissatisfied with his prices, or tho
quality of his goods.
All kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCE,
including CASH, will bo received in pay
ment. JOHN HORTMAN.
Bloomsburg, M&y IS, 1839.
And all kipda of country Produce, taken
in payment for Newspapers, at vhu Ollieo.