The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, February 01, 1840, Image 2
jCM, by reason of construction of puVRc works, as well na where the canal commis sioners nd engineers have estimated ilia a mount of work done by contractors. Upon these, as wrll os upon nil oilier subjects, steadiness of legislation is very dcsirablo, ami cciietal rules nnd general system should not be made to yiuld, unless under vcrv ne- culnr circumstances indeed, to the exparto statements or representations ol intcreatci individuals. There is necessarily much c vj), and great want of security in. much spe cial legislation. The increased population and business oT tire commonwealth, and the late period in tho winter at which the legis lature assembles,' will, it 13 hoped, lead to lire auopuon 01 sucn general rules on the subject, as will save the legislature from be ing continually occupied with minor mat ters. The expenditures of tho administration of tho government of tho state have been much increased of late years, and in no de partment so much as that of the legislative. Whilo tho increase of busiues and popula tion furnish a sufficient reason for a gradual corresponding addition to the expenses of me ujccuiih;, juuiuury anu treasury depart ments, it is hard to account for the expenses of the legislature, which liavo advanced since November, 1835, in a ratio unparal leled in the history of the government. It will be found upon reference to the reports of the treasurer and auditor general, that the expenses of this department, for a num ber of years prior to November, 1835, were about one bundled thousand dollars, and are now upwards of one hundred and Bixty thousand dollars annually. The pub lic good requires a rigid system of retrench ment and reform, which, while it will allow lo faithful public servants an adequate com pensation for the time nnd talents devoted to the public, will lop off oil wasteful'and unnecessary expenditures in every depart ment. 1 throw out these suggestions from no wish to dictate to the legislature, but in a sincere desire to have all alleged abuses investigated in a spirit of candor and patri otic devotion to the public good, with a view to correction, wherever correction shall be found necessary. On a candid review of the entire condi tion of this commonwealth, although we find her laboring under the pressure of an enormous state debt, heightened by all the incidental "mbarras3ments arising from the payment of the interest upon it, and the monetary derangement; attending it, that have shaken tho credit of this slate, and of the sister states, to its foundation, yet there is no cauiso for despondency or fear. Pru dence, discretion and economy, on the part of her legislature, her executive, and her citizens in a few years replace her on the solid footing of pecuniary independence. The industry and energy of her people leaping wealth from her rich fields of ag riculture, disemboweling it from her hills and mountains, and transporting it to mar ket on he:' rail roads and canals, cannot be shackled with any pecuniary responsibili ties that can, for any considerable period, mar her prosperity or retard her march on ward to greatness We have fallen, it is true, on one of those temporary reverses, that come upon all nations in the progress of advancement, when delusive systems of t pubHc prosperity explode nuiler tue test of ineir -soundness, anu trom the consequen ces they pioduce, leave men in wonder that they lasted so long. It requires, how ever, but the exercise ofn reasonable de gree of wisdom, firmness and honesty, in the present crisis to rescue the affairs of the commonwealth from tho difficulties by- which they arc at present beset, however lormidable these untoward circumstances have made them appear. Let ell who look upon her with a jealous or a friendlv eve bo told that her ability 'is ample to meet all her engagements; that tho determination of Jier citizens to do so, corresponds with her ability, and that happen what may, the in tegrity and fidelity of the people of Penn sylvania, are pledged tomako good her con tracts with those whose money has con structed her stupendous public improve ments, and that the pledge so mado shall be scrupulously redeemed. I cannot close this communication, with out expression the full reliance which I fdace in the wisdom and intelligence of tho egislatuie and the great pleasure which it will afford me, lo be able to approve and execute those enactments which you will find it necessary to make for advancing the Interests and prosperity of onr free, beloved jsuu patriotic commonwealth : DAVID It. PORTER. Harrisburo, January 8, 18-10. A man named Anthnnv Mif!nnnfll foil dead h Race-Sheet, Philadelphia, a .few weeks since. He lnfi an putsiln i-nlnmt hi from 850,000 lo 075,000, and it is not Known mat there are any hens m this coin try. There are seven applicants for the office of Administrator of tlin psi-.iio 'I'lm No th American elates llm in case no heirs ore discovered. tlio oroncr will be entitled to one-third nf the estate. nr.pnrflinir .in ilm law of-escheats, he being the first person taai iciormca tne uovcrnor ol las ue ceasp,. Governor Bopgs, of Missouri, has issued a proclamation dissenting from the euspon noa of hostilities between the Slate and lo wa, and cans upon the civil and military uni'crs 01 tho state to exercise their re jspenive dmifs to their full extent, wain roity villi the laws of Jbo Stile, TEMPERANCE CONVENTION. January 2, 1810. Tho Columbia County Tcmperanco So ciety, met pursuant to adjournment, in the Methodist .Meeting House ut Mooresburg, The meeting was called to order vnl.lir ganiscd by the President, JAMES O. bl'JkUUli, and dedicated with prayer by the Secretary, A Valli'.iiciiajip. Tho delegates from the auxiliary socie ties were requested to take their seals the reports called for read and adopted. Danville Temperance Socichi. M. G. drier, Win. Ilariman, Rev. R. T. Nixon, Eli Wilson, John Pation. Liberty and Cliillisnuaaur. T. S. W Durham, John Claike, Richard Wilson, W. R. McMahon, J. R. Walker, Samuel McMahon. IFashingionvillc T. S. Rev. D. Bar bcr, Tims. Robertson, Stephen Brearley, Jas. Hutchinson. Williamsburg T. S. Peter Ent, John Wnrdin, A. Valleichainp. Jerseytown T. S. Wm. Richart, Dr. R. Parke, Joseph Sheep, Tcter Shi.iltz, Wm. Shultz, Samuel RusscI, J.imcs Mc Vickcn, S. W. Lowty, Thornns Barber. Berwick, Bloomsburg, Fishing Creek, and Mahoning Tcmperanco Societies, not represented. Business was then suspended nnd an ad dress delivered bclore tho society on tho c vils of intemperance, by A. Vallcrehamp. On motion, Resolved That this Conven tion deem it inror.anl for the interests of tho Temperance reformation and the good of the county, to appoint the Rev. Daniel Barber, Samuel B. Wilson, and Richard Wilson, as a committee, whose business it shall be lo procuro a Temperance Agent for two months, to promote tho cause through out tho county. Resolved That this society pledge them solies to patronise a good Temperance Tav ern in the town of Danville. Resolved Thai a committee of three bo appointed to prepare and circulate petitions, earnestly asking our Legislature to repeal all laws licensing (he retail of intoxicating drinks, and also asking for the enaction of laws lo prohibit the sale of intoxicating drinks r-.s a beverage. James McMahon, Al. C CJrier and bit Wilson, were appoin ted as th H committee. Resolved That this convention carnest y recommend lo the officers and members of all our auxiliaries to adopt such plans and measures as shall give, if possible, to every friend of virtue and order in the county of Columbia, an opportunity of me- moralising our legislature on Hie subject ol the traffic in ardent spirits. Resolved 1 hat there bo a committee appointed by this society whoso business it shall be to collect all the information availa ble with regard to the amount of pauperism within the bounds ol tho county, chargea ble to intoxicating drink's, and what amount of revenue accrues .yearly to tho county, by licensing the sale of the same, end re port lo the society at its next annual meet ing. J. U. Sproul, A valierchainp, M. u. Gricr, Rev. Daniel Barber, Richard Wil son, Jesse Bowman, Philip Dodder, and John Parke, were appointed as that com mittee. Delegates appointed to moot the Slate Temperance Delegation at Harrishurg, pro vided such a delegation shall convene. James C. Sproul, Azima Valleichainp alternates, M. C. Giier, Richard WiUon. The following officers were appointed for the ensuing year: Rov. DANIEL BARBER, President. Jlzima I ullcrcluunp, Samuel York, and Jesse Bowman, Vice Presidents. Eli Wilson, and M. C. Grier, Secreta ries. Resolved That the proceedings of this inccting be published in all the papers of the county friendly to the cause of Temper ance. On 'notion, Resolved That this meeting adjourn to meet again on the fust Thursday of January, A.'D. 1811, in the Presbyteri an Lecture Room in Danville, Eli Wilson, M. C. Gricr Secretaries. How vcrv Ctmsidcrate.-One of the sil liest arguments that has yet been brought forward by the leuer;d presses in their en deavors to entrap the support of the people in favor of the Hero of Tippecanoe, is the publication of a letter purporting to have been received from Gen. Harrison, in which this Modern Cincinuatus is mado to say, that IF ELECTED, lie will serve Out one term! Not-quitoso fast, gentlemen, the pooplo arc not so gullible as you imagine. When a candidate is placed before them, in whom they have confidence, mid whoso ca pacities suit htm for the office, they will cheerfully elect him for two terms, without asking him, prior, upon what conditions ho seeks their suffrages. If he is unfilled to -serve two terms as the arguments of the opposition make Gen. Harrison out to bo he is certainly unfilled for oiic. We advise his friends to procure another letter in which they must inako him express u willingness to serve for half a. term. This is Uie only chance they have of elec ting him and cvci then it will be a tight squeeze. Stale Cap. Gaz. Col. Wm II. McCarty (whig) has been elected to'Congresa from Virginia, to sup ply the -vacancy occasioned by tho resigna tion of the II011. Charles E. Mercer. Air. iMcIlhaucy wan elected to the state fcnaie, to fill the vacmicy occasioned by Mr. Mc Party's resignation of a seal iu that body. From the N Orleans Couricf, Jitiiuartjp Tho celebration of tho 8lh of jariuaty, which .took place yestordnv. will riot bo forgotten whilo memory holds good niiiong 1110 tnousanus anutens ol thousands who witnessed it; 'It whs not a. triumphal entry stfch as the Romans celebrated: tho arr.iv and glittering ann3 of our citizen soldiers. it is trur, might havo compared with any of uie cohorts 01 old JCniuo, hut then thero were 1I0 prisoners led in chains yesipiday, or other .captives to lie seen hut such as we,rc moved by gratitude. Nor could the celebration of ycslerday he ' likened to a modern.fele in Europe, where the sover eign has to CU80 iii3 hody in defensive ar mor, or shut himself up in a hall-proof car riage. No the whole scene was one be fitting a l'rco people, and worthy of the ve teran who is fust in the hearts of his coun trymen. It was a grand and pleasant thing to be held the manifestations of public gratitude, made 011 all hands, and by both aexoc, old and vounsr. Tho radiant and beaming' countenances of the Indies in the thronged galleries of the houses in front of which the procession moved the waving of handker chiefs tho complementary missiles and, above all, the fponlaueous shout of the mul titude, which ever and anon, as the old Chief approached, mado even the brazen trumpet inaudible all theso demonstrated in a manner not to be misunderslood,that no parly combinations can banish reverence and gratitude from a people like our own. Well might the looker on exclaim, vox ro- puli vox Dei, and none can prevail against A little before 12 o'clock, General Jack son lauded on the Levee, in the second mu nicipality, where more than u thousand of our volunteers, in splendid uniforms and beautiful array, awaited his arrival. Plac ed in an open barouche his feeble state of health not permitting him to walk to any great distance ho was followed by some sixty of our citizens who had been his com panions in arms on tho plains of Lacoste and Chavcnct. Among theso vcteraii3 there was one who had been it soldier of the Ilav- olmiort, nnd had fought uiiderRochambeau, nnd assisted at the taking; of Coinwallis bowed down bv the .frosts ol ninotv win ter", still his desire to see tho preserver of1 New Orleans, made him forccl his infirmi ties, and lake his place in the process ion. From the Lovco the process. on proceed-. cd down the north side of Canal to Burgun dy street, where it wheeled to the left until it airivcd opposite the Stale House. I Jierc the venerable chief alighted, and was con ducted into the hall of tho Representatives, when the olhcers of the army and militia, and the heads of tho State and Treasury Ucprrtmeuts, nidges, members of the the Legislature, &o, were introduced to him. l'rom the State House tho proccsrivn next moved up the south sido of Cutin! street, until it rcichcd the corner of Camp street, when it wheeled to tho left, and mo ved down Charties to tho old Place d'Ar mcs, attended by as great a multitude an that which assembled to meet Lafavultc. Wo were particularly pleased with the mag nanimity of several 'English merchants in the balconies of tho houses who, one and ail, took off their hnls, and .bowed to the conqueror, of the elite of their own brave battaluons. ' Arrived at the Place d'Armcs, the Gener al found all the volunteers, cavalry, and in- lantry, displayed 111 lines 011 three sides. In front of. theso lipcsf he passed, receiving the salutes iisual on great occasions, ami finally entered tho old Parish Church of St. l.ltuis, where ale dcuni was chanted by theurgy, and tlte. rei'prjpil Abbe- Anelus delivered a thrilling or.uiun,' first in English anil then iu French. We ipgret that we did not receive a co py of the Reverend Abbe's address in time to lay it befoio our readers. We have been more fortunate, however, in obtaining a co py of tho oration pronounced by Judge Watt:, which we annex. Notwithstanding the sanctity of the place there were passages iu this speech which called forth the strongest bursts of applauen indeed, wo bclievo 110 American could h.vu listened unmoved to similar language on such an occasion. From the church and tho square, the General and the military proceeded oppo site tho Exchange in St. Louis street, where the General alighted, anil was con ducted to tho apartments prepared for him. On reaching tho saloon in tho Hotel, tho veterans of 1814M5 pressed forward to shake hauiU with the man, who had a quar ter of a century before, showed them thai the path of honor was also tho path of safe ly. Here," J. B. Blanche, who comman ded the Orleans battalion during the four engagements it had with tho British, ad dressed the old chief in a few short but thrilling words, l'ir.ally, tho General res led the soldiers and the citizens retir ed. P. S. Since tho above was put in type. wo have been informed that a great con course ot pcopio were on tho battle eround early in the day, expecting the arrival of ueneralJacuepii and Ins cscoit to lay the cornr r stone 01 ine , monument. J ho cero monies in Ihc city not having terminated before 3 o'clock, and the, General's health being indiffcront, it wa judged proper to defer his vis't. Had this been known ear lier, thero would have ben somo thousand added to the crowd in the city. Mr. fipeakur Hooter's namo is Robert Muecoe Taliaferro Hunter ; FIRE AT WILMINGTON, N. C. Washington Advertiser, (Extra.) January 17, 18-10. With a heavy heart wo sit down to tho task of making a brief record of one of llie most disastrous fires with which our devot ed town has ever been visited. At about two o'clock this morning the a larm sounded, and proved to proceed from tho store occupied by John Dawson, nl the . . . I . . . f . .... norm east corner 01 tne iourt House. I he Court House itself was soon on lire, na were also tho buildings adjoining Mr. Daw sonV. Tho Haines progressed thence, with tcrrifie fnrv. in an I'liHtimi unit nmm,. re direction of the square iu which Ihc fire o- nginated, and 111 a lew minutes caught the liniltllli ire Sn TtVmi I Li t- tint It n.. .1 . I i: wuiming in l luilk oiiwt IN ft YVUBIUIIV UI reciion. The progress ol the fire was then in Cicrv direction l'rom n riimmiiti nnnirn r - , south, however, nothing was burnt but 1I10 uotirt House, in other directions indicated 1)0 barriers could In" fiMcrniif.nit until tin. two squares immediately north west and ...t . t .1 . . . . norm east 01 iiioooun Mouse were entirely lesiroyeu, with the exception ol Uie IJank if Cane Fear and two evauW Iuhimh m.ri north of it, on the foimcr square, and three brick buildincs on the northwest the latter. Tho whole number of buildimrs lestroyed is about, ono hundred ond fifty, ncludiui! the offices of ilm A'i!w.ni....,- .,.,,1 Chionicle, the Custom House, and the Cla rendon anu Jicston s Hotels. A (ireat deal C)f rt)lltls -mil fnrmtnrn v.,c J p-'- "'I.W.U llllj got out of the houses and stores, althou-h .1... I ..r ... p.. ... . .0 hiu iuss ui piupt-riy 01 uiese Kinds is im mense. Manvoftho buildim m. ti I II C It two squares were among the most valuable in town, anu on these two was done pro bably threu fourths of tho business of the place. We havo hoard nn iritir.il ue - w.wm. f?tuiiaii;; of the aggregate loss, but are inclined to think it will sum up to neatly five hundred thousand dollars. What po.tion is insurr.it is unascertained. Thus has Wihn blow to her prosperity, that inanv vm will not serve to recover her from. A vounrrmnn. John AndiTsnn ,t..io .!. recently 111 Lexington, Ky. by another nam ed Harrison Jeter. Tho affray happened at a house of ill-fame. Audcison. between whom and Jeter there lings, attempted to enter a room where tho t 1 - -w . . laner wan m ueu- tie uroltu open the door mid entered, immediately nnnn wliinii ehot him through the breast with r pistol, causing instant death. Anderson was arm- cd Willi a nistol and brinkh.-it. A examination ordered Jeter to be discharg ed. Tho Nashville fTcim-l Whir? nf itm lr.ih in3t., says-A letter received in this city last eveninrr from Jnckion. i 1 idi cinin. ultUnc that a gentlemen had just arriv.-d at that place, direct from Texas, with the r.eus that General Samuel Houston had bojii shot, in a personal rccontre, bv the Speaker 01 1110 1 uxas uousp 01 lioprescntativcs no hope is entertained of 1 1 1 3 recovery. Houston was a member from St. Augustine county. 1 Wo learn bv the Huntinnilon fPnA .Tnr. nal ol the 8lh. that :it Sliirlnvsl.nnr 2 o'clock on Thurfday night, the 2d iust. a hrO was discovered hurstinc thrinn.li the roof of the house occupied by Air. jfUreii- ler. As HOOn OS the alarm was .ii'fn. ri'n. ry possible cfiort was made lo save its in mates, but such xvns the lirni!u-;iv nf llu. devouring clement that three of the family - . I 1 : . .1 t. .... y perisncu 111 1110 names, tho individuals were Mrs. Margaret BrewatLT. nhnnt -rn years of age, mid a grand son about siv, and II'. 1 .xs.. ins3 iuargaret muuiieii, about 28 veais of ace. rum-mi us whjb The young woman who killed Floor, tho butcher at Catherine Aliirket, a short time since by leaving poisoned cake on hi stall, and wtio declares that she was married to him, has given birth lo a daughter. She had heen removed lo the Asylum al Blnck Wull'd island, whero she was well taken care of and comfortable. Alas for tho child! a good-natured world will probably often rcmiuu ner, oy ami uye, that her aire per ished by the hands of her mother, and the latter atoned for it by that tcirible expiation the murderer's doom ! fXTOICWWItll Kilt The Detroit Advertiser, January 1 4th, says: We learn there are several hundred Indians, innstly Winnebagoc.i, now en camped in tho woods bordering on llin Si. Clair River. It is snppused thqy intend to pass into Canada, as their leaders are in iroaty with the authorities on the other side. They prefer her Majesty's domin ions to a western emigration. Poisoning. Mrs, Randolph, wife of a naval officer at Brooklyn, who had been married but six weeks, was poisoned this week by receiving arsenic instead of mag liesia, from an apothecary's. Tho apoth'e cary. afterwards, to shew' ihat tho medicine given was really magnesia, took a dose himself, nnd was with difficulty saved from following tho victim of his carelessness to the tomb. Tho body of Henry J. Finn, the como dian, of Newport, ond of the passengers on board tho Lexington, had been piol.ed up tuar that place. U was supported by a life preserver and had floated over ono hundred and thirty miles from tin piece of tho catastrophe. A slight shock of an eatthqnsVe tr3i feh; nl Utica, Decrtiehl, Trenton, suit) the ad. joining towns in Herkimer county on'fucsl dny January 10th, about 7 o'clock. Lake Jackson, a body of water of several miles in extent, near Tullahn$sci, Florida, is said to have. entirely disappeared. i ne Montreal n.incrs mentmn ihi t.. . Mth. was the coldest day of the scuson- tho thermometer at 8 A M, was 22' bcloV zero, and continued the same duiing tho day. On Fiiday it was nt 20. Wc learn from the Providcnrc Journal ihat several suits have boon commenced against t ie owners or the Lexington, by pcrxous i that city who had goods on board. Ilnly a young American ariil. has bee'rf engaged to paint the portrait of Louis Phil-" lippe. J03 Smith, the Mcir.nnn nr,.n.ai i. u.t dmg forth at Philadflpl.in, ald j wBCyV nih iiiir niinil,,,,, 1,. 1.:. .1:. . v o iu ma uiai'ipiu. The citv of WheYl illir. in' tlM sold rerontly, it is said, for a dollar, to pay its taxes. r ' Dnrincr ihc totally wrecked, and 037 lives lost, be sides 37 vessels reported ns inissiuif, the crows of which are nla.i lost. Jl nronitiouifact. The nntl lutes of iho general government for 1839, arc about ix millions les-nhan in 1338 and the estimates for 1H.10 -.r.. i;n 1..,., i...- - - . ...... .i. a j uj about five millions. Ilandccmc nrrscnt. Wn barn l.n.i M.- K, tt iruu IMU ACT' lirnoiil. ed lo Governor Portkis. bv Mr. Xn..,. o. of tho Senate, iiibeha'lfto Miss Jasc I'ortTMit of Philadelphia. It i, without t'XCOIilioil. lln: lii-hnni -tin I iii..f .!o.,,.i ,.!. t . ...... i .iii , ;,, lection n.id arrangement or shells that o l. ir ..... ... irttu K'.cn. o unucrsiand that it is tho work or Misj Porter's own limiilc i.wl i.. it engaged her attention for I wo full monilw. i nu present must ue peculiarly arecplablo to Governor Porter, and '13 rrfeilii.tlitn ., ii. highest degree to her who made it. It is one worthy of both tho donee aud donor. Reporter. A I102 residini' near Frednrink. n-ns tmri. ed 22 days iu the smow, and bein disiu icrrcd, walked home as lively as pis usu ally are. 0 TIlC Boston Evcnmir C.-rpl1r alitn. il..t iMr. ivhodes. the navnl rnitnnirir,r I,-,,;.,.. resigned his employment under the Turk isn govcrnmei, intends rcturnin-r lb the "U nilrd Slates with his family. He has been uiglu years cng.iaed in copstruciing vessels ofwarforthe Turkish navy. THE Partnerxhtn ! . VnTTXnnV RUSiyESB. al rilnm.islntr. l,Prplr.en,t conducted under the firm of L. II. MsJUS If Co-, 13 this day dinolvt.l bri mutual consent. .Ill debt, rfitri gainst said firm will be raid hi Lewis II- t... ,....1 1..:.. I I ...... . I. . I . . , ...i.., cum ,j5 j.Kicrt(y iiaiiwrizcu 10 C0ti lect all debts due In the said firm. J.KWlfj H. M,UJS, DAVID PETKIKIN, JACOB B. MAUS, Jan 2, 18-10 The business at the P.LOOMSBURO FOUNDRY will be hereafter conducted by thciubscribcrs under the firm nf L. If. J. R. Maus. .'Ill orders punctually executed in their line-af business. LIS WIS II. MAUSr JACOB . MAU9 Bloomsburg, Ja.u 2, 1810. ALL persons indebted to Woci.C.QHEPT lOI'7Mthcuninlii-PliyMihn from Read ing,& nsident at I) Snyder's. for profession r.l iittendance bet wren May, 1838 nnd May 1 839, are notified that iu ''niiicqiicncc of his being compelled to bo absent, he has left his accounts with Charles Kahler, Esq. for collection, with whom they can be sculcd within four weeks from date without ex pense, after which time they may must ex pect lo pay cost. January 25, 1810. School Tcaches's Wnlltml iltlltlflllAlal in Mtfwltastn OaIiamI Distuct, A or 5 School Teachers. G ""Mm inittiutntitui 1 111 iuaiiisijji uLiivui .IIUUI lood wages will bo given to good Teachers on application to 1 f S A M 1J EL K ISNER,' Secretary Madison, Dec. 7, 1030. O SEVERAL thousand first quality of Brick for salo at tho old caUbliebineal iti Bloomsburg. Nor.aO 1833.