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THE -COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT.
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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 1840.
MARTIN VAN BUItEN.
For. Vion Prusidbnt,
1UCGARD M. JOHNSON.
' Wb nre requested lo mention, that a pub
lic examination of the school of Mr. New
ton, will on had at the Methodist meeting
house, i" Uloomshirfj, on Thursday next,
the 17tU insl,, commencing at half past one
o'eloJ.; in the afternoon. Addresses may
be expected on the occasion. A general
invitation is tendered to patents and all
others who take au interest in schools, to
Is over, and it may appear strange to our
democratic brethren abroad, that Win. Colt
should be elected by so small a vote as 1G00
in a county where last ) car he received
abont2400 and that Valentine Dcst, the
would bo dictator, should be defeated in his
election for Prothonotary, after having re
ceived the appointment from the Governor,
by less than one half the number of votes
polled for Colt last year, and hut trifle over
two thirds of his present vole. Rut their
surprise will vanish when they understand
the reasons which have governed the uemoc
racy of the county in their course at the
late election. There is no county in the
elate, in which the drmorrary arc more in
telligent, indepcndenl'and true to their prin
ciples than in this. They hate deception
and trickery in their agents, whether in the
humble station of an editor a delegate to
nominating conventions, or in the more ex
tended and important sphers of members of
Legislative bodies. They are sincere in
their principles, and advocate them because
they believe them just and true They do
not themselves change from day lo day as
the wind blowelh. They are as firm as the
rock of ages, and they want their agents to
be possessed of the same stamina of charac
i ter. Mr. Colt not having exhibited this
trait in his Legislative capacity, but having
. departed in several instances from the known
t principles and wishes of his constituent?,
l.roany of them could not give him their sup
' port, consequently his vole has been de
' pteased about one thiid. As for Valentine
TlJest, although his name has gone abroad
. as a tower of strength in the county, he nc-
vcrhas had any real popularity or influence
other than a certain artificial influence
which liis station and associates gave him.
No party or set of men could ever place any
. confidence in him further than the present
moment. lie ha emphatically been the
' f High Priest and Grand Master of Som
' crsets" for the county; and well has he sus
tained ihe character. The people had be-
. come disgusted with his course, and the
'first opportunity that offered, have shaken
him.off, as an incubas. Poor soul " We
pity him." lie should learn wisdom from
-tho past, and become an honrsl politician.
VWe shall pursue thii subject hereafter.
THE POOR HOUSE.
The people will rejoice to learn that the
Poor House project has been defeated by a
largo majority, but few voting for it out of
Mahoning. Wo knew it would be so if
the people become acquainted with the real
inerits of tho question. When we first
bro2ched tho subject, we stated that we be
Uieved it was a project of Danville to throw
tho support of their poor upon he county
generally. This was denied by the Intelli
gencer, at the same time declaring that the
.the votes of Mahoning would show who
wero in favor of it. And they do show that
wo were correct in our belief, as Mahoning
polled 260 for, and only 27 against ii. oi
more for it than all the test of Iho county
Who wanted the Poor House, Mr. Rest,
Danville or the county generally? and who
cnt the petitions to Jlarrisburg, as you
etatcd, from various parts of tha county ?
Speak out and let us know Ihe truth from
you for once. You can jI it with safety
pow, as it cannot affect your ejtpiiojy
" Some things can be done aj well as j
others," was an original saying nf.Sani
Patch, hut more recently adopted by Valen
tine Rest, and still more recently by tha de
mocracy of Columbia connly,as their motto
whilu casting the votes against their Giard
Master of Summersets. No man ever re
ceived a more scvcie rebuke at the hands of
au abused and insulted people, than he has
receivd, at the late election from the de
mocracy t this county. For tho last
twclvo years he lus published, what ho pre
tended to term a democratic paper, attun
ing the power and authority of conttolling
the actions of tho party. Always advocat
ing, or pretending to advocate regular nom
inations, he never has abided the decision
of tho county conventions, only when they
coincided with his views and wishes; he has,
therefore, as often been found upon one sid;
as the other, dividing anil distracting the
party to subserve his own private cuds. In
his editorial career he has never advoca
ted with his pen, any particular measure of
polity, but his only aim Im appeared to he
to adv.ince the personal interest of a ftw
would be great men immediately around.
To effect this, ho has by turns, praised, flat
tered, abused, slandered ami insulted, al
most every prominent individual in the coun
ty. Although he has at times, shown a
good deal of policy and management in his
electioneering campaigns, yet you could al
most always see the spirit of malice or re
venge peeping out from behind the curtain
in the most of his transactions. lie has
long known that he was hated and despis
ed by a majority of tho democratic parly
and thai he had forfeited all just claims to
any influence by his coarse ribahry and per
soual attacks on individual character, to ob
tain his ends. Instead of acting upon prin
ciplc.orfor principle, he has often attempted
lo carry measures, by dnerting the utten
lion of tho public from the real issue in
question, by personally abusing individuals
expecting by this means, to compel all
ilnough fear, to submit lo his dictation. He
has thus nominully obtained an influence in
the county, which he verily believed to be
rial. Under this impression he, last win
ter, applied for and obtained the appoint
ment of Prothonotary, not, as he stales,
by the unanimous rccomendation of the de
uiocratic parly ,but by their silence. They
were willing he should have' it for the short
term of sis mouths, that ihey might have
an opportunity of expressing at the polls
their disapprobation of his political course
as an editor. That opportunity has been
had, and long, loud and deep, has the voire
of reprobation sounded in his ears. Thev
have met him in the open field, and defeat
ed him by democratic votes. They have
taught him a lesson, that even he, as reck
less of principle and feeling as he is, may
profit. They have taught him that " low
vulgar, scurility, are not a passport to the
favor," of the democracy of the " STAR
OF THE NORTH."
We find tho following items of ' Demo
cralic Reforms" in the Harrisburg Stales
Capitol Gazette. As they entirely msel
our views, we extract them. Wc cannot
too strongly impress, upon the Democratic
party the necessity of urging these reform
in our Ranking system, upon the attention
of the next Legislature. Meetings should
be held in every county, nay, in every town
ship, to this effect. If it is not done, the
probability is that there will he a " batch of
fifty new unrestricted Ranks during th
coming winter, fastened upon the vitals of
tho community, to suck out its lifes blood
Frst. The passage ef a law placing
bankine oncrations. and banking institutions
upon the same footint? with other kinds of
Second. The passage of a law making
the property of all the stockholders in a
hank liable for any deficiencies lhatiiiay.a
rise on settlement of its aflVns,
Third. The passage of a law prohibit''
big, after a cerlian period, ihe issue or cir
ctiUlion of any ba It bill of u less denomi
twlion than ten dollars.
Fourth. The insertion in all banfc char
ter and all other nets of incorporation a
provision placing them al tiny time under
the entire control of the Representatives of
the People. Thus enabling tho people,
through their representatives, to pievent any
abuses which they may perceiv growing
out of the cxistsnce of such corporations. .
Fifth. Tl e tutal and entire separation
of a I the bmking influence of tho country
from the administration of the General Gov
In our paper of to-day, will be found' the
returns of the election ia this county, so far
as received. It will be perceived that Colt
is elected, and licit and the poor house de
Valentino Rest, is defeated' literally
used ttp..y ., .He. iid.nol allow jidgemenl lo
go by default, hut ho has, for the last six
weeks, fought for his phire " IJe has
visited from house to house, urging the peo
pie to voto for him upon tile grounds of his
having bpen appointed by the Governor,
and that it was passing 'censure on him (the
Goernnr.) by not confirming the appoint
ment with their votes. This has eiven him
hundreds of votes which ho would not oth
erwise havi uV.sined, and we verily believe,
had lie not this plea; his vote would have
been at least one third if not one half lets
iliuu it is, so limited is hi personal popu
larity, arising out of the disreputable coarse
hu has pursued in his editorial career.
" Damn that little Cimnnbia, how she
kicks," exclaimed Valentine Rent, as the
returns of the election of J'rothonoUry
cam- pouring in upon him from all quarters
of the county, or. Tuesday evening last.
" I really thought I had drawii the chains
so taught thai they could not be slipped ;
iuit it seems both heels havo been used as
if the devil was in them. It must be that I
oiled them too much."
GREAT FIRE IN NEW YORK.
New York has again been isited by a
ost destructive coiifugratinn. On Satur
day evening last, about 6 o'clock, a lite
broke out in Albany street, and consumed
three buildinga,inil seriously injuring sev
eral more. Retwcen 12 and" 1 o'clock,
Sunday morning, another broke out in El
driilge street, which destroy :d G buildings,
and injured several others. Whilst the fire
in Eldridjje street was still raging, another
broke out jji Water street, and raged with
great fury for several hours, consuming
about GD very valuable buildings. The
c-ntirc square, bounded by Front, Curling
Slip and Water, street was destroyed, be
sides a large number of buildings on Water
street. Loss estimated a $1,000,000- In
The election for Mayor, in Philadelphia,
on Tuesday last, resulted as follows :
As neither candidate had a majority of
ill the votes .polled, in devolves on the city
council to elect one of the two highest. As
ownt is a wing ne win unuouuieuiy be e-
The Democracy o( Maryland has covered
itself with glory at the late election. They
have effected an entire revolution in that
state. They have elected five, if not six,.
out of eight members of Congress, and a
large majority of tho' House of Delegates.
The delegation in., tilts Lst Congress, stood
5 federalists to 3 democrats. O.that odious
oui) 1 re-isurv bvstem! What havock it
makes among the whigs.
Destrudign ofmore than -17 buildings,
and a greater loss of property than has
fallen upon Philadelphia ly a iimilar
' calamity for many years! J! ffith
loss cf life to three firemen .' .' 1 !
.Philudtlpliia, Oct. 5.
Phialdelphia was. visited last niMit and
this morning with one of the most disaster
ous fins that hasfjllen upon (is for perhaps
the lest twenty years, attendant with los
i f life to at least two daring firemen I At
half past eleven the. alarm was invcn that
Mi. I'resc.plt's large provision store No. 19,
South wharves between Market and Chcs
nut streets was on fire, which wiihin ten or
fifteen mimifrs was a solid sheet of fl.unes,
from groundflnnr to far above the roof, the
fire broke out in the immediate vicinity cf
the warf and shipping which a strong high
wind from North East carried iulo the city,
saving the sliippint;, but dealing almost en
tire destruction to the whole blocks of stores
-and houses from Water lo Front streets.
The Times, the paper from which the
above cxtrac( is made, here gives a lengthy
description of the buildings and property
dcstioyed, from which wo gather the fol
lowing list of their number and location.
On Front street below Chesnut, 4; above
Chcsnut, 10, and 2 partially injured.
On Water street above Chcsnut, lower
side 9; upper side 3, two slightly injured.
On Water Hlreet below Chesnut, upper
side 3; lower side 2.
.On Chcsnut street, below Front, upper
side 3, and the largo steamboat Coffee
House on the lo, wer side kept by Thomas
A double store houso op Taylor's alley.
Tho tailoring establishment of Enoch
Allen, at die corner of Chesnut and Water
and adjoinjnipf one belpw wero alio con
The walls of a building corner of Chetnut
and Water street fell and bHried beneath
its ruins several human beings., , .
The same paper adds,
Repeated explosions of gunpowder or
salt-petre woro heatd among tile burning ru
ins. The wind, we repeat, was strong right
upon the city, which with the narrowness
of Water street, enabled the firemen, thougu
they never evinced more alacrity or daring
energy to save little or no property. About
one half of the square between Market and
Chestnut is injured or destroyed by the fire.
'I'l. f. 1 1 ...I 'i i
i nc uMiiuui .urn nuiuoy ran roan oilic.o al
ihe fool of Oneatnut street, was saved as if
by a miracle. It was a low building, with
old wooden roof, and was burned up to by
the fire; how it escapnd destruction wc can
uutdhine. Acintemporary who witnessed
the scene says : " The showers of sparks
which fell on the shingle roofs of scores of
houses in the vicinity, thieatencd the whole
neighborhood with danger and destruction.
Rut the ,rGmcn exerted themselves :n the
most becoming and manly spirit. They I
risked life and limb and v. c every moment
feared to hear of sonic disaster. We saw
numbers of them in tiie most perlious situa
ions, on roofs, walls and cliiiimics, with
buckels and Hose pipes, extinguishing the
llamei as fast as they appeared- Around
ihe flaming edifices near which the heat
was so intense that it was duTiouIt to lemain
they placed their engines with a skill ex
traordinary. Tim scpiie was at once sublime and terri
fic. The light was sufficiently vivid to ren
the Jersey chore perfectly dis'linguUhablp,
ihe agitated water reflected ihe flames like
a mirror; tne island the shipping two or
mreo sloops sailing by; i'ie steamboats, and
houses; roofs and stceules of all standinsr
out in hold relief, presented a picture of a
truiy remarkable and exciting character;
In Luzerne county, Chester Btitler.whig
and Joseph Griffin, democrat, are elected
to the Legislature, and Jasper Fassett, Pro
The Doylcstown Democrat mentions a
stalk of Buckwheat, raised in Montgomery
township, measuring 5 feet G inches in
height, and containing 2158 grains.
Lane, ihe sergeant of the guard al the
Missouri Penitentiary, who recently shot
down and killed a convict named Coatmere
has been convicted of murder, and sentenced
to be executed.
DEATH 0FaN INDIAN CHIEF
Died, on the 20th Sept. near tha Oneida
Castle, Ondayaka, head chief of the Onoa
dagas aged about ninety-six years. At the
time of his death Omlayaka, with the subor
dinate chiefs and principle men of his nation
was on his way to join in electing a head
chief of the Oncidas. Within a few miles
of the council of the latter tribe, Ondayaka
placed himself at the head of the deputation
of the Onondagas, and commenced the per
formance of the ceremonies observed on
such occasions, when he was suddenly
siezed with the billious cholie. Calling
ihe next chief in authority lo fill his station
he withdiew to the road "it was ihe will of
the Grat Spirit that he should live no lon
ger upon t.ie earth." He then sent for his
people and took leave of them after coun
selling them to cnliivate and practice tem
perance and brotherly love in their councils
and among the people of the nation and
friendship and "ntegrity wiih all. lie soon
after became unable to speak, and in a few
hours his spirit was gathered to the Great
Spirit who gave it. Oneida Whig.
A windfall. Tho Quine.y (Mass.) Pat
riot of Saturday, states that a young man,
named Lewis Drigham, in Northhorongh.
about ten days since in digging fur wood
chucks, unearthed a metal kettle, containing
near three pecks, by measure, of old coin,
of various denominations, about one third
of which was gold and tho remainder sil
ver. The vessel was so completely decom
posed as to be of no strength, and barely
to ictau: its form. The exact amount of
the money has not been ascertained." .
The Buffalo Commercial Advcrlisersays:
" Our severe equinoctial storm wound up
yesterday with a full of snow, as liberal in
quantity as it was untimely in season. It
was followed last night, not by fiost, but a
perfect congelation. At a distance from the
lake, on the highlands, wo doubt not the
depth of snow was at least six or eijht
Jl Nut for Geologist. It is slated in
tho Brookeville (Indiana) American of late
date that Messrs. Cummins and McNutl,
who are digging a well for their steam niili
in Union town, of that county, when about
thiriy-fivo feet below the surface of the earth
came upon several pieces of wood, limb? of
trees, leaves, ttc. The wood was of the
swamp cedar, nono of which is supposed
now to grow in ihti West. That paper says:
"The town of Union is in a flat, beech
country, far removed from any stream or
water course, and near tho well is the stump
of a large-oak, which has just been cut down,
and which lias stood thcjsiorrrjs of mnnv
hundred winters. When were these leaves
and limbs deposited thirty.fi. e feet below
tho root of this sturdy oak ! N. . New
An experiment has been mr.de In Scot"
land, showing Ihe practicability of towing
canal boats by means of locomotives. Tho
first trial was made on the Firth aid Clyde
canal, on the banks of which a tail way had
been laid when a large passenger" boat con
taining ninety passengers with their bag
gaga was drawn by Ihe engine through tho
water at the rate ofsoventcen miles aahonr.
The experiment was repeated several tirnea
in the course of the day with equal suc
cess tit each lime. Several heavy vesnels
with'masls were taken, in tow aftcwards and
carried along the rales varying from three
lo five miles per hour. The engine em
ployed being intended only for a slow trade
was nbt made to go at a greater speed than
eighteen miles per hour, but it was snpno
sed by the persons who witnessed the ex
periments that with proper locomo ivos
boats on ennuis could bo caused to move
with a velocity equaling that attained on llitr
bast railroads. Aew York Bo. Pott.
Murder and Suicide. 'The borongh of
Johnstown in this county, was made the
scene of one of those dreadful tragedies,
last Moudaj , which have of late becurno
very frequent in this ceur.iry, bui w be
lieve never befine cnas'td in this ciitiuty.
The cirmrstauces of the cane, as they e:mo
to our knowledge, are as follows : Tho
cry of murder was heard in the house of a
man named Fulmcr. :boi't noon on Mondiy
last, wnich alarmed the neighborhood, who
forced their way into the house, aiid ton ml
Fi'liufi and his wife wcllcring in ihui. own
guru in the agonies of death.
He had stabbed his wife twice in the alr
tlmen and oiic? near tb- heart, and then
slabbed himself in the abdomen and cut his
own throat, severing the jugular '.ai . Wore
those alarmed by her cries arrived on ths
We have herird no reason assigned for
this horrible act, but learn thr.t Fulmer has
frequ-.ntly threatened to kill his wife and
then destroy himself. We know nothing
of liis previous character, but learned that
he was about GO years of age, and the fa
ther of a large family.
Cumbria (Pa.) Mountaineer.
nJlHE Vendue Notes of John "Wciti-aiti arc in
my hmiJg, and enn lo settled with mo nnr
tuns bpfort! tlio firot of November next, r.i r. Licit
lime all that remain unsettled, will be left with a
Justice of the Peace for collection.
Bloom, Oct. 5 1839 S3.
1 H Aeaees
f land lyine; in Fishing creek township, Co
lumbia county, tae estate ot William l ark.
late of. Urovvn county, Ohio, deceased, will mi sold
at private sale. Any person wis'iins to purchase
will enquire of the subscriber, in M.iJisou to- ":liip,
who is duly constituted agent of the Loirs of said
deceased, tor the purpose uf uiaUng bale of tbo
Adjoining tho above, is offered for sale, o gctber
with the above, or srparate,as may suit. Indisputa
ble deeds will be made.
Jcrseytovvn, Oct. 5 1839. 23
Dr. EseMy's Slood Pills.
TUB Siibscribeis lias jt rcieiu'd a fresh sup
ply of i)r. L-idy's Ulood Pills.
Ctf A GENUINE ARTICLE, jp)
I would state to rr.y customers, and the public
generally, tbit they cipht to bo very caul!-"' in
purchasing Or. Iicidy's Pills; as it is said, they j.-o
counterfeited. I u nut.i..tue thattueh is tho fact
but should strongly suspect iauzo who put euc. ic
ports in circulation, fiuai sinister motivrs, to ba
most likely to have rhs dtcej-Uvo article.
J. P.. MOVER.
Bloomsburg Oct. 1. 1833.
prrVIE Subscriber haaj':t receded, an addition
to hb .'-imer stock of goods, whLh ho oUcm
at the most reduced prices.
Amonj; the articL-s, lie haa received a fresh sup
ply ofOonfeclionan-, Fruit", Nut mid Toys; Oih
:f AmiirtJ, l'cppermint, Cinamon, Cloves, Wiiiier--refii,
Hemlock nnd Lemon; Csis Llabtie, Saa
China Soap; Raman Culydor. '
Lady's Corsets of Wood, Whalo'-onc & Ptccl.
fi J l, of Doll', n3S""t"d s'... -. ana quality,
Ht)u!;st ami Les n sn-'eiior article.
He hsiaUo many nl'.icr aitlrlrs in ,l Druj.
'.'o'lfectionary, una l'nii'y of I is bufh..-i; s'l
of which oro Crstruie, and clV.-rcd for na'.e "ry
ehenp. JOHN R. MOVER.
Uloom?'mrgOt. S, 133.
A KHIJKE KiS.MdDyT TOR WORMS.
Dcct. Morrisoni" VcgeUblo Vcruefu." "Com
pound Eitract oi Pink Uot. For anie bv
M. S. 1'obias ucuith Emporium'
DYERS YOUR KYE.
STfcENGAL Indian; SpanUh do. V'ertligrios, Uua
JSO Vitrial; White do. for sale cLtap and good, at
tbo Ulooniiburg Ware House, ly
D. S. TO DI.2S.
BLACi: LEATHDR VARNISH.
A superior arlicla of R'.ek I :'t''". ...Tiiii fet
Saddle Stc. jul anivid ood for rale, by the gallon,
or smaller ijuntitios, at Ihe Helm Emporium b;
D. S, Tobian Moomburg.