The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, September 05, 1840, Image 3

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All will rcmomHr the nnmo of Littleton,
7. Tazewell, furmorly United Statesmen
of, and more recently Governor of. Vir
ginia, as a uisiiugmsiieu ami taieiiicu indi
vidual, ah. I azewe It on the a;Jd ot An-
t, addressed a Utter to Dr. P. Young of
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uuerijuuiii, m unaui iw suiuc uimiui-
made of him rclclive to Presidential c-
pninn. in RnnnKincr oi vm mirnn n iti
Harrison Mr. I ftzewell rcmurks :
1 In their political course these cenilc-
,vere all associated as members of the Sen-
tO 111 tllfl I nl!fM ISt-.ltnO It Ittna mil UHlinn
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sions of my difference with Mr. Van llu-
on, wore lew anil rarei lint Willi Ueneral
larrison, I do not rcmuinher a single iib-
eet, involving any question of constitution-
o which wo ever concurred..
In speaking of General Harrison he
iays : ' ;
" In my judgement, Oeneral Harrisonjs
jlli physioallv and intellectually incompe
tent to pcrlorm the many, varied, arduous,
and important duties wltir.h must devolve
upon every President ot the United Slates;
lliat it is not prudent l expose out country
to I ho certain perils wlnoli must await it.
should Us destinies ever be eomitted lo a
Picsident by accident, in limes of difficulty
mid high excitement, and that such a catas
trophe is always probable; When one is ele
vated to the Presidential chair who has al
ready reached tho full term .drdinarily con
sidered as the hunt of man s life."
In a subsequent part of the letter he
makes the following remarks :
f I was opposed to Mr. Van Huron when
lie was first a candidate for the Vice Pieti
donlial chair, nnd my opposition tbhiinwas
continued when ho was afterwards a candi
date for the station he now holds. Upon
teach of these occasions, thero were other
Candidates whot as I thought, agreed with
my opinions moro exactly, and whom,
therefore, I picferrcd. Eulcrtaining such
ocntiineiits, 1 have watched his course, since
lie came into power, with a a vigilance that
might not, perhaps, have been used by me un
der olher circumstances. Yel.wiih all this
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VlllcllibC,! Ililvu 11U. UCJUU .IU1U til I1UIVU.U Mil
glu unconstitutional act that has been dune
or proposed by him during his administra
tion. The wages or labor.
No political falsehood is moro zealously
bersevercd in. savs the New York New
ura, in iiiuiu uiui.siuuiiMy prumuigaiuw,
than that one which chargos the administra
tion with aiming to reduce the wages of la
bor. The first irun who had tho shameless
mendacity to set it afloat, was Senator Da
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vis of Massachusetts, who uttered it from
tio desk of that council chamber whichPhe
lias too long disgraced. It was deemed at
first too barefaced a departure from truth,
to mTi' viy further notice than the digni
fied rebuke of a distinguished colleague,
who said that the author of that libel had
" forfeited all claim to the courtesy which
is due from ono gentleman to another,"
but not every stroling Jemagougc, from the
great Webster down to the grovelling Coun
ty Clerk of our city, make that outrage up
on truth the silbjeet of every speech and of
every song. Tho outragqnusncss of the
lie has prevented such a notico of it as is
usually extended to a plausible misrepre
sentation. -Confiding as we do, in the in
telligence of the people, it has been suppos
cdUiat it could not obtain countenance in
any quarter, but as lljero arc seme men so
ignorant as to Buffer themselves to bo de
ceived by it, and as it is propagated by men
who, whatever bo thejr character, are occu
pants of a dignified position, even that silly
falsehood should be subjected to the cere
mony of a denial and refutation. Its ori
gin in") be thus explained. A few years
ago, the popular notion was extensively
prevalent that high prices were sure causes
of national prosperity. Such was tho stato
'of the public mind when the currency ques
tion first began t be agitated. It was tru
ly iugtied by the Dank Tarty, at that time,
that piiees would bo reduced by the policy
tf tho Administration, which aimed to 'cur
tail the issues of paper money. Tho op
position influence (aided even in our own
ranks to soma extent,) succeeded contrary
to tlin wishes oMlio Administration, in ex
panding the issues of paper money, ami in
flating piiccs, until tho grand explosion oc
curred in 1837. It wii3 then contended by
the friends of the Administration, that if
prices were never cxpandea by excessive
Dank issues, such explosions could not take
place, and in order that the Government
might lruvc no agency in producing such ex
pansions in future,it was proposed to separ
ate the Government from the Hanks entire
ly. Hence arose that demagogue story thvt
the Government wished to reduce the Wa,
ges of Labor, Every man' of common sense
must discovery that if the' prico of all the
productions of Labor can bo afforded cheap
er than other markets can furnish them.that
the demand for them will be greatly increas
ed; that if tho demand be increased for the
produce, the demand for the producer must
increase in the same ratio, and thatlncrcaso
of demand for labor cannot fail to insure an
increased compensation to the laborer.
How false then tho charge, how infamously
faUo tho assertion that tho Administration
aims to reduce the Wages of Labor; and
how certain is the policy of the Administra
tion lo produce the opposite result! Supposo
tho lidiculous charge were true. What a
spectacle of disinterested benevolence would
our country present; on the one side the
wealthy employers of labor urging a policy
which would diminish their profits and in
crease the Wages of workmen, and on the
other tho workmen themselves spurning tho
generous offer and contending for a policy
which enriches their employers and im
poverishes themselves and yet the men
who propagate that absurdity, profess to
believe in popular intelligence. Truly they
must hold it in very high estimation;
The United Service Journal (English
publication,) for tho present year, 1810,
speaks of the plan of the leaders of the fed
eral party in New England, during the last
war as below. The writer evidently knows
what ho is about, and probably writes from
the written evidence in the hands of the Bri
tish government :
"This was to separate the northern from
the southern and western States, to estab
lish a limited monarchy in tho above nam
ed Slates, placing one of our (British) prin
ces of the blood on the throne, and strength
ening the new transatlantic kingdom, by an
alliance offensive and defensive with Eng
land. The treaty of Ghent put a stop to
the correspondence, wnich was in active
progress on tli s subject, but that comics
I'onocncu is 6T1M. i.v lxistanch: and how
over improbable, it may appear to Yankee
pride, were a war to bre.iU out a'ain be
tween us, something snnihr would deetlr
before the United Stales wetc two years ol
der. The destruction of the public build
ings at the nominal seat of tho federal go
vernment, it was conceived, would indirectly
if not directly, forward the view of the New
England separatists, "
Wc invite the particulat attention ef the
young men of our couniry, lo -tho startling
disclosures here made on British authority.
TENCE,' it seems, which was then in aciivc
progress; and that it should bo carefully
treasured up among ihe BrilMt archives,
will not surprise those who may recollect
the John Henry documents, that were ma
ny years ago promulgated. And in Octo
ber,' I8M,tho federalists in Connecticut ap
pointed delegates for the Hartford Conven
tion ! 1 And in less than sixty days more
the Hartford Convention assembled, and as
its proceedings. wcie with closed doors, we
never yet have known all that took place
within. On the 10th of December, 18M,
five days before the convention met, Daniel
Webster, whom tho whigs intended to be
Socretary of State, if Gen. Harrison should
be Piesidcnt, voted in Congress against an
appropriation for rebuilding tho eapitol
which it now tuins out, had been destroyed
by the British, for tho purpose of forward
ing tho schemes of the federal party in New
England. And whero was Gen. Hanison
during these stirring time's, when Ins coun
try was beset by enemies within and with
out when the eapitol was smoking in ruins
when treason was raising its snaky crest
in the north, and a British aimy under the
war cry of "Beauty and Booty," were pre
paring to storm our batteries at the south?
Resigned reposing quietly at North Bend
and now the Secrctaiy of the Hartford Con
vention, and the parly of which he is the
organ, aro rewarding Gen. Hairison with
the Presidency for his military services ! !
iV. Haven Reg.
The Democrats of Union county have
nominated Capt. John Snyder for Con
gress, uud re-uominaicd Di. Isaac Hotit.n
stein for the Legislature. The Aniiun
some candidates aro James Merrill, Esq.
fur Congress,anl Ner Middles worth for as
sembly. The Democrats of Erie, Venango, &c.
have nominated Aiinoeu Plujiek for Con
gress in Allegheny county the Hon. Wil
liam Wilkins is tho candidate for Con
gress, with II. II. Brotkenridge for hir op
ponent. In Dauphin county the Democrats have
nominated Valentine Hummel, Sen. for
Congress, and Fetterhaff anil David Mum
ma, Jr. far Assembly. The Federalists
run Dr, Simonton for Congress, and Ben
jamin Musser and Samuel 11. Clark for As
sembly. Horrible effects of the Sub-Treasury
When tho Independent Treasury Bill
was passed, wheat was soiling at from 02
cents lo a dallar per busael, in the cities.
It now commands readily from a doljar ten,
to a dollar sixteen, in Baltimoro. Oh, this
horrible Sub-Treasury ? How it is ruining
the couniry 1
, Wc find in lhe"iVco Era" the following
qucslions'addressrd to the Feds, which will
wo think, puzzle them right smartly to
answer satisfactorily. Wo hope our Dem
ocratic friends will put these questions to
the Feds, and insist upon full, fair and ex
plicit answers-.:,
Why did real-estate, which 1817,
$1,500,000, bring only, $000,000 in 1810?
Was it the want of a U. S. Bank ?
Why Was it that floursold for from 12 to
13 dollars per barrel in 1817, and onlv -llin
1810 I Was it Gen. J.ackaou's "tinker
ing with the currency?"
Why were our imports sixty millions
more than our exports in 1810 ? Was it tho
"specie humbug ?"
Why were thousands and lens of thous
ands thrown outof employment in 1818 and
1819 ? Was it the "Sub-Treasury ?"
Why was it that in 1810 and 1817 wild
and reckless speculations were engaged in,
ami wanton extravagance and luxury the or
der of the day Wast it the "want of pa
per money ?"
Why was it in 1318, '19, '20 a'nd '21,
our banks, our merchants and our manu
facturers, from Alaino to Georgia, were all
involved in common bankruptcy 1 Was it
caused by ilie"ailtiiinisliation ofMartiu Van
Burcn ?"
Vh.y were the exchanges more deranged
in 1818, and the three subsequent years,
than they were before, or havo been since ?
Was it tho "wan; of a great regulator?"
Wherever this bravo veteran and patriot
has turned his footsteps, on the call of his
fellow citizens, ho has been overwhelmed
with the outpourings of affectionate kind
ness. It is not hard eider enthusiasm, but
a fond feeling which follows the limping
1 gait and mutilated form of the old kind hear
I ted soldier, whoi3 endcated to them by his
own personal benevolence, as well as devo
ted patriotism. How tho IIarrieom men
envy him in the luxury of his own secret
enjoyment, springing' from the con
sciousness of having earned it by hard ser
vice and much suffering! Major Barry,
' former Postmaster General, and aid lo Gov.
SntLiiv at the battle I of the Thames, has
.often said that when he rode from the rear
, to see the body of his friend (the Colonel,)
' whom he understood to have been killed,
; he met the soldiers bearing him back lo
, where the reserve was stationed in a blan-
I ket. Tho blood was flowing from each !
end, tho drip from the middle not being !
sufficient to cany it off. He looked in upon
the Colonel thus litterally imbedded in his j
own blood, and his face was instantly light- j
cd with tile smilo with! which he always
salutes his friends -J will not die, Barry, '
(suiu the Oolonci; 1 am mightly cut to pie
ces; but I think my vitals have'escaped."
From llio Albany Evening Journal.
Horrible I)isuster:Fall of the Draw of
the Slate street Canal Basin Bridge at
Saturday L'dcnirtg, Jug. 122, 8 o'clock.
Our city is the scene of the most dis
tressing and calamitous dispensation. At
5 o'clock this afternoon, just as the steam
boats were departing for Now York, and
when hundreds of people were crossing the
bridge over the Canal Basin, the draw
broko and precipitated from seventy to
cihl-persons, and three or four horses and
carts Into Ihe basin ! They fell about twen -
ly feet into twelve feet water. Thcstruff-
ule for life among the suffcrets was brief!
but awful ! Wo shudder 'at the horrible
reeollections of it. Hundreds of citizens, 1 Hons, there have been considerable importa
with a dozens boats, sprang to the relief of ;tiona by tho President steam-ship, ihe duties
llicir drownin!! fellow-ciuzens. At 7
clock 18 dead bodies had been recover
ed, This dreadful loss of life was occasioned
by the refractory conduct of the insane man
who was refusing to go with his keeper.
His resistance drew a crowd which block
ed up the passage until the mass of people
and carts became too heavy for the draw.
Officer Hinman. tho moment the draw gave
way, was endeavoriug to disperse the
crowd. A large number of citizens contin
ued their search for the bt dies until dark.
Several missing pursons presupposed to be
numoerou among the ceid. luedieal gen
demon continued their pfTerls lo restore life
until hope expired. All their exertions
were unavailing.
Several bodies were.rccovered within five
iniuuUM after the fall, and wo can only ac
count for tho abortivenobs of every effort to
resuscitate life by supposing thai the per
sons lost weie injured by tho fall or woun
ded before ihey sunk. Our medical men,
among whom we noticed Doctors Coggs
wcll. Armsby, Van Olinda, M'Naugliton,
Hinckley and Starts wero prompt and unti
ring in their eflurts lo restore life. Li two
or three instances respiration was slightly
afl'ecled, but a'l finally sunk. Tho Mayor,
who was early on tho spot, assisted to savo
two boys who weie nearly exhaustsd.
Effects of the Sub Treasury. The N.
Y. Journal of Commerce of Saturday says:
" Thero is quite an improvement in the
Dry Good business, and for all goods there
is an unusual readiness to pay cash. Trade
was never so.
O. K. One Hibernian inquired of anoth
er what O. K. at the head of a Harrison
Handbill meant. "Och," replied Pat, 'It
means that he is still in the hands of his
Quid Kteperst
New Orleans, Jug. 11, 1810.
By the schoener Emblem, arrived yes
terday from Matamoras, the following very
important intelligence from Mexico came to
hand :
Urea, the lately federalist leader, had es
caped from prison on the 13th he rotlsrd
the people, attacked and captured the city
or M cxico, nnd mailo Bustamcntc a prison
er. At the lime of the departure of tho
extraordinary express which brought this
intelligence, '.here Was some fighting goinj
on in the centre of the eapitol, and & gener
al battle will probably decide which party is
to remain master of the city.
The following day, the 10th, President
Bustamenta was eoI at liberty, &the Central
ists wore collecting their force to mako a
desperate resistance.
Accounts from Matamoras to the 1st inst.
mention the arrival of nil express from
Tampieo, bringing accounts from the Capi
tal to tho 22d ult. at which time Urea had
still possession of the palace.
Canadian- Heroine Dead, At Lorbl
niere, on the 17th July, at the age of 100
years and several months, Charlotte Ouel
lel, of the parish of St. Anne, de lit Pocati
ere. This young lady was one of the num
ber of other young girls of St, Anne, who
put on men's apparrel and shouldered the
musket to drive out a delaehrscnt of En
glish Regulars who were amusing them
selves by setting fire lo the barns and dwell
ings of the inhabitants of St. Anne during
tho siego of Quebec. She and the rest of
J her company lircd upon the soldiers, who
instantly ueu maKiug temporary barrows in
their flight, to rescue their dead who had
fallen tinder the fire of these brave Canadian
girls. At the age of 100 years, and a few
days only before her death, Charlotte Ouel
let could not refrain from a hearty laugh at
the thought that she was one who made
the best shots. She has left two daughters
the eldest of whom has been a wife for 55
years, the second has just lost her husband
after a happy union of 53 years.
Census Anecdote. Mr. Cist, one of the
census takers, in a letter to the Editor of the
Cincinnati Chronicle, relates tho following
dialogue between himself and a married la
dy :
j "Madam, what age shall I put you down?
I (No ditect answer.) How old is your hus
band?" "Sixty one." And your eldest
son?' 'Twenty seven.' And the next?'
'Tvven'.y-oiic." "And how old do you call
yourself?" 'I do not know my ago exactly
but it is about thirty 1' 'Did I understand
you, madam, that your eldest son was twen
ty-seven? "Yes. You must surely,
then, bo more than thirty? " "Well, sir
(quite snapishly,) I told you about thirty;
I can't tell exactly; it may be thirtv-onc r
two; but I am positive it is not over that."
After the Opposition have created every
; possible embarrassment to defeat the Inde
pendent treasury, cripple the Administra
tion, and operate politically on the people
by sullering, the tide has at last turned
Tho long resisted act has passed; and at
once prices have risen instead of fallen, and
trade has re-commenced, as foreigners can
now have some confidence in the currency,
and in the stability ol business.
In order that the public may see one of
; Ike recent changes, wo copy tho
i extract from an opposition organ: Globe
"The dry goods market having beer, quite
; exhausted from a long cessation of imporla-
on -which will help the
Federal Treasurv
not a little."
Somc'.hing "Dispicious" "Sambo, I
devise you to sleep wid one eye open, dese
dark nights dare's somethin berry disbi-
cious comin !"
" What on arth you mean, like? what's
do matter, tell us all about cm don't keep
poor nirar m dispense.
"Wal, do fac is, dat ure Scroub Trea-
swnry bill has passed by Washington and
Filleuiedelly; and heaint left a spec of skin
on do shin of any niggar dis side de souf
pole.' He'll be here Ibro long dat's sar-
tin den look out for i our olo wool Sam
bo 1"
"Gosh amighty ! dat aro critter comin
here. Don't git dis chile arter dark widout
a Spanish knife mine dat, Ike 1" Con
neticut Trues.
twrsr.'. j iiaaizg
A Whig Ch'uf. The following excellent
hit is from the Nantucket Islander as well
conducted a paper as comes from our Post
Office box :
"Pa" said a yottng lady to her father, af
ter reading a glowing eulogium on General
Harrison in a Whig paper 'Pa what kind
of a chief aro tho Whigs making of Gen.
Harrison?" "Why, a handkercnV', my
dear,' answered Pa".
Tile Steamboat, James Gibbon, Capt.
Thurmor, was blown up on Friday tnorn
ing.the 21st iii3t. near Richmond, Va. The
captain's wife.and two children and sctvant
were dreadfully scalded.
One of tho most important female quali
ties is sweetness of temper. Heaven did
not give to women insinuation and persua
sion in order to bo imperious, it did not
givo her a 6wcet voice to ba employed in
Rumors are afloat that seiicral persMiS
were lately robbed in the Pennsvalley Narrows,-
in this county, at different times. Iri
oidcr, lo remove these rumors wo are au
thorized to state mat but the ono robbery
was committed, which was that npon Mr.
Gorr, that all olher rumors are unfounded in.
truth. i-'Union Times.
Two f the black soldiers at Waterloo;
who ficod upon tho Chesapeake, deserted
last Tuesday night, and were re-taken yes
terday hear the Falls. One of them at
tempted to kill himself with a large knife,
rather than bo cariicd back and suffer tho
punishment whicl ho knew would be in
flicted. Jhiffato Com. Mv.
A machine- has been invented in Mary
land by winch the farmers there have husk
ed and shelled their corn at the rale of twenty-five
bushels per hour.
Wo aro authoiised to announce
as a candidate for the office of
for Columbia county, at the October Elcc1
Aug. 15, 1840.
Fellow Citizens : Being solicited by a1
number of my friends throughot the coun-
tv, I asain place my name bclorc the pub
lic as a candidate fur the Office of
and most respectfully solicit your suffrages;
iladison, July 21,
WE are authorised to anriotinco
of Roaring Creek, as a candidate for
of Columbia county at the approaching Oc-f
tober Election.
Fellow Citizens : At the solicitation of
many friends in various parts of the county
I hereby offer myself as a'candidate for tho
office of
at tho ensuing General Election, and re
spectfully solicit your vote3 and interest (ot
the office. If elected, I pledge myself to
perform the duties of the office with fidelity
and humanity.
Bloomsbtirg, July 29, 1810.
The Sentinel and Conservator, Berwick,
publish the above till election.
THE undersigned, at tho solicitation of
a number of his friends, presents himself
lo ihe citizens of Columbia county, as a
candidate for tho office of
and solicits their suffrages. , ,
July 31, 1810.
To the EHectoi's of (Columbia
The Subscribers offers himself to tho
Electots of Columbia county as a candidate
at the approaching election, and solicit their
votes. Should ho be elected he pledges
himself to perform the duties of the office
with fidelity and correctness.
June 13, 1810.
Pleaso announce the name of
of Mifilin township, as tt candidate for
an excellent mechanic, and understands tho
nature of stone and wood work well, and
no doubt, if elected, will fill tho office with
A Democrat voter of Miff in township.
We are authorised to announco
as a volunteer cajtaiuato tor
at the approaching elcctinu.
Doct. CaJien Ttloyer,
JYench iiuum:iti!im Doctor,
From Heading,
Informs tho public that ho has rcturneJ to Bloom
burp,aftcr an absence since January last, and can bo
fount! at tho Hotel of Daniel Snyder, whoro ho will
lc at all times ready to attend to patients who ard
ufllicted with Rheumatic pains in the limbs or body:
Bloorusburg Sept. 5, 1840.
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IlJlll liBGS IAIkS
JUST received from the Colehrook Nail WorM
mado fiornth DANVILLE ORB, and wilt
bo sold to those who buy to tell again very cheap'
lor CASH, to claso tho Bales.
Dintille, Aug. U, 1.810,