The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, December 11, 1840, Image 2
Wo heard this story. Lady Melvil would have been your good genius, she would havo secretly enriched you beyond the dreams of avarice, but the unhappy lady would have sought out a home in another land, there to end her days solitary and a lone.' Frederick dropped the hand of his Wife, he let fall the muslin robe, and taking the piece of money in bath his hands, ho earned it to his lips with almost reverential solemnity You see,' said Madame de la Tour, thai I am no fsiry, hut on the con trary from you came the fairy's gift, and it has indosd proved a talisman. The Remains of Napoleon. A corres pondent of the New York Jonmal of Com merce, writing on the 13th of Oetober,from St. Helena, says that the day appointed for the removal of the lemains of Nanoleon.on board the Belle Poule frigate, was the 15th; 'Pl.: ,L nr.l. r T iu iym iiiu uid anniversary oi inbdo- Icon's arrival at the Island. Tho English authorities showed an anxiety to give all possible solemnity to ' the ecene. The Prince on landing was received by the au thorities and a guard of honor, with silutcs from the Battery and n British vessel of wnr then lying in the Reads. He and his retinno immediately after landing proceeded to Government House; and after remaining there about half an hour, they proceeded to Napoleon's Tomb.and returned to the town in about five hours. The letter statosjthat the spot on which Napoleon was buried belongs to a Mr. Richard Torbett, Merchant. Napoleon having frequently visited that ground during is nie ume, on which was a beautilul spring of water (with which water he was daily supplied) and a cluster of weeping willows, had frequently expressed a wish to be interred nnder those trees in case he should die at St. HoIena;vhich request was immediately, and with great pleasure, granted by Mr. Torbett when made known to him. Consequently the interment took placo these. Tho widow of Mr. Torbett, now poor, has been promised the influence ef Prince de Joinville, to procure her a pension from tho French king. The "Belle PouIe'Vontained a Sarcopha gus of ebony for the purpose of holding the coffin of Napoleon. On board tho "Belle Poule" is a Chapel fitted up for its recep tion, which is lined with black velvot, in email pannels, sprinkled all over with sil ver stars.festooned with silver cord and las Bfc'e. There is an altar, with a crucifix over it, &t one end of tho Chapel. This Sarco phagus is supported at the corners iy four Eagles. On the top of it is to be placed an mbroidersc black velvet cushion, and en the cushion a Crown. Suspended to the ceiling immediately above the crown, a ball with the cross on the top of it, and under tho ball the emblem of Justice. In the Chapel are also four pyramids to hold can dles; suspended to the ceiling are four ves sels to burn incense, thero is also a rich vel vet pall, which is said to have cost 25,000 francs to cover the Sarcophagus. Spirit bf tht Times. MR. VAN BUREN. Ii n few months our distinguished fellow citizen, the only eon of New York who ever filled the Presidential chair, will lay aside tho robes of office, and once more, and for the first timo in many years, return to the walks of private life. Unpleasant as it may be, do not look upOn his defeat as a circumstance which is calculated to de press his spirits to uake him feci either cha grin or mortification. It is a proud honor to have received tho warm and ardent sup port of over a million of bis fellow citizens, iv ho have gathered around him, as tiie rep resentatives of their political opinions, and as a man in whom they had perfect confi dence. During his administration, ho has done nothing with which his political oppo nents oould find fanlt, with tho single ex ception of the passage of the sob-treasury law, for wo look upon tho standing army and the Ogle speech as mere electioneering tricka, This measure, it is insisted by some of the Harrison prints, was passed on in the late eontest, and the election amongst others of Mr. Howard in Michigan, is one of the proofs, ns Mr Urary, the present member, voted for the Sub-Treasury Bill. Mr. Crary was not the democratic cardidato. And snppese, for the sake ef the argument, that each charges do prove the opposite, -what is to be done with Georgia, where the whole Harrison delegation aro eloctsd, and yet eveiy one it pledged to go against a Na tional Bink and in favor of the Sub-Treas urrBilli Bat wo do not proposo now to review tho measures of Mr. Van Buren administration, but simply to say, that they hare without one sinrlo exception, met with tho warm approbation of the democratic party. Defeat, we are happy to learn from those who have seen him, has not altered tho calm serenity of his manners, nor has it shaken for a moment tho firmness of his political principles. Retired from tho stormy held, wo are convinced that Mr. Van Buren's opponents will award him praise lor his firm, couste tent, manly coursp. lhere has been no truckling, no time (erring, no yielding to expediency, even though it might have en sured his re-election, and suth qualities must and will command the respect of all In his priyata relations, Mr. Van Buren has withstood the severest scrutiny, and eren the petty mind of Mr. Ogle, whilst it ' t.t .U. f .L. was rumm&ginu araiu mo ikush ui uio nantries and kitchen for material for a politi cal speech, could not find ought in Mr. Van Buren s Wo which would alloru a ejoax to; bis contemptible attacks, We are free to confess that, actuated by these considerations, wo shall feci prond a gain to welcome Mr. Van Buren lo his na tive State, and we trust that he will be re ceived by his political friends with the same feeliugs which he would have been had he been successful in (he late contest. He has served the people for more than thirty years, and has filled with credit, every office from tlie lowest to tno highest. As a man, ns a politician, as an ex-officer, ho is entitled to our respectful attentions, and wc promise, in the name of tho Democracy of New York, n triumphal rocoption. iY. Y. Plan et. "TIIVTII WITHOUT t-EAll tUITUIWaV, ItECEJtllEll 12, 1840. TEMPERANCE MEETING. We are requested to give notice, that tho Bloom township Temperance Society will meet in tho Methodist Meeting House, in Bloomsbuig, on Saturday evening next, De cember 19th 1840, at early candlo light. ANTHRACITE IRON BUSINESS. We wore much pleased at seeing our ar ticle, two weeks since, npon this subject, met, with the right spirit, by the Editor of tho Danville Democrat, in his reply. We wore always desirous of treating the subject with fairness and condor, and was theroforo happy in finding one man in Danville ready to do so. We never wished to detracl a particle from tho ndvantcgea that Danville possesses either by nature or by art, for tho successful prosecution of the business, nor did we ever wish to retard her prosper- ty- Bat while we were willing to allow them to puff themselves into notice, we claimed tho right of showing tho advantago that Bloomsburg and vicinity possesses, without being accused of jealous feelings towards others. All wo have contended for was two things. Firstthat wo had abun dance of water power, thai Danvilloihd not possess, and that Iron could bo mauufactur- d cheaper with that power, than by steam. Secocdly that our ore had less dileteroua matter among it when rained, than any oth er ore yet discovered, and of course could be manufactured with less expense. Have we claimed too much, wo think not. And it gives us pleasure, wo acknowledge, to be able o introduce the calculation of the Editor of tho Danville Democrat in support of our position more especially so, as he professes to have received it from men of practioal experience." He says thai "pig iron will probably cost per ton by the use of anthracite coal, with a furnace capable of producing 40 tons per week. tons of ore, at 81, $2 00 14 tons of coal for ameltinz the ore. r a $2 3 00 do. for using engine, 1 50 do. for heating blast, 0 25 1 ton of limestone, 0 70 Labor, 2 CO Interest on investment, (320,000 0 00 $10 65 New then deduct from this expense the item of ? ton of coal for using engine, tho difference in the quality of our ore 20per cent, which he allows, tho difference in la bor batweon water and steam power, at least CO cants per ton and the difference in the capital invested which would be about 10.- 000 dollars and we have tho following re sult: Ore for ton of iron Coal for smelting For heating blast Limestone, 01 3 Labor, Interest or Investment 7 85 Miking n stving in favor of water power connected with tho Bloomsburg ere, of TWO DOLLARS and EIGHTY CENTS per ton of pig metal, or in the work of week of ONE HUNDRED andTWELVE DOLLARS and in one year of $5,824. A pretty little saving surely on a cap ital of only ten thousand dollars. It will be seen that our calculation is bas ed on that of tbe Danville Democrat, and he cannot therefore, complain that ours is too low, as wo have plainly shown wherein the difference lies. But it is our belief, and wo have formed it from information receiv ed from men of " practical experience,' that both calculations are too low, by from three ioftue dollars per ton. Now, if this be actually true, what is the use iu attempt ing to disguise it by making paper calcula tions that never can bo realized. It will do more injury in tho end thai it can possi' bly do good. It may induce, it is true some to run headlong into the business", with ex travagant outlays, and help to draw into the meshes of the artful and designing specula tor, who has nothing to loose, ihe unwary and credulous, and bring destruction upon them before they aro aware ef it, and in the end bo more iniurous to the ' Iron busi ness" and of course to the country, that good can possibly grow out of it. On the contrary, a prudent man will make hia cal culations upon such a basis, as that in no ovent, his expenses can be above it, and thus commence his business under such ar rangements as will ensure him accttata prof it, though but small. By the above remarks, we certaialy do not wish to discourage ony capitalists from entering cxtonsively into tho business, but on the contrary, it is our aim, to encoursge permanent and profitable concerns in the county, such as will not inly be a blessing to the owners but to tho people. The ago for speculations upon mere paper calcula tion, wc hopo and trust is gone to the comb of tho capalits and that the " sober second thought of the capitalists," will settle down on u certain and permanent business that will return them n suro annual profiS npon their investments. That suoh can be done, in tho iron business in Columbia county, there canuot be a manner doubt. And in las lan guage of the Danville Democrat. To persons desirous of commenciag the iron business we would uay, the sooner vou come to Columbia county the botler;oro can yet be had at Irom three quarters to one mile from the canal. This will be taken by those who come first; and (hnse who come ator, must go amber from the navigation, and thereby add to the expense of hauling tho ore to the lurnaees, all of which will, ot course, be located immediately at the banks of the canal. Wc hail with pleasure the not far distant period when not only thu neighborhood, but that of Bloomsburg also, shall tcc:n with iron establishments of all kinds, which will vieltl thousands of thou sands annunlly to tho wealth of our enter prising citizens, and make Columbia county equal if not superior fo tho celebrated iron districts of Great Britain. Messrs. Biddle, Chambers & Co. have set a noble exam ple; let other capitalists ' follow in thsir foot- steeps.' " Winter has made her appearance, and covered the earth with her snowy mantle, to tho depth of about ten inches, and the North Branch Canal is now cloood for the season, it has been in operation about two months since the completion of tho repiris, the new locks having worked well. They have been rebuilt on a stylo of plan sad workmanship which does ciedit to the En ginors and contractors. The Presidential Electors of this State met at Harrisburg en Wednesday, the 2d inst. and cast their votes for Wrn. H. Har rison and John Tyler. Bernard Connolly, jr. one oi the oleotors, being absent, Thos. H. Burrowes, wns uppointed by the board in his stead. Thaddues Stavens is making exertions to be appointed Post Master General. Twen ty of the Presidential Electors of this State signed his recommendation. Congress met at Washington City on Monday last, but in consequence of there not being a quorum present, it adjourned until tho next day, Tuesday. The heavy snow storm on Saturday and Sundiy pre vented several members from reaching tho seat of Government. MORE BANK MOVEMENTS. Ihe New York Journal of Comraerco says: "A committee from the Philadelphia Hanks; and a committee from the Boston Banks, are expected to meet in New York in a few days, to consult on the general welfare." Query? Is tho welfare of the Banks, as conducted for a few yesrs past, compatible with the welfare ot tho Peo pie? DOCUMENTS. By the following, from the Columbia county JJemvcrat. we perceive thst our pieal brother Wi:nn has received a " Pub' he Document, "from our distinguished ren resentativc. Wo have not hsd that honor, during tbe iwo last Sessions of Congress, from the Doctor, in his public cnoacitv and never expect to in any other, for we don't think that such an illiberal specimen ui uuuiamiy cvuiu ue iioeuea, Wilkesbarre Advocate. J. Q. Adams. The Hon. John Quincy AdaraB is now 74 years of g. MR. CAMERON. The fbllowins is a copy, of thi3 gentle- man's letter to the President of the Boaid ol Canal Commissioners, lesigning Ins of fice into their hands. It will be seen that the reasons alleged aro impcraltvo.aud that he withdraws from the road under these considerations. We havo seen the certifi cate givon to Mr. C. by the Canal Commis sioners, showing that his occounts are set1 Med, and that he has fulfilled all his obliga tions to the Commonwealth a testimonial that is never givon wheie it is undeserved: and which is the best recommendation auy man can desire. Lancaster Intel. Supeiuntendkn't's Ofi ice, ? Lancastor, Nov. 15, 1840,5 Edward B. Hubixy, Esq., President Board Canal Commissioners You will rscollecl, that, at the time of mv re-appointment, in February last, I then expressed a doubt whether my injurod health would not compel me to rosigu the office which you by a reappointrasut, had just conferred up on me, bel'oro tho commencement of anoth er winter. Fiem that time until the pres ent, I havo been in doubt as to tho couise I thuuld pursue. But tho cummonccmcnt of cold anil chaugcablo weather has removed all doubt or difficulty in relation to the courso I must, injustice to myself adopt. I find, which I hoped would not bo the case my constitution very much injured, and to risk the exposure which cannot bo avoided in the proper management of a road so im portant as this, would be a sacrifice which 1 caunot think of making. 1 therefore, ro spectfully, resign tho ofiice of Superinten dent of Motive Power.ou tho Columbia and Philadelphia Rail Road to tho power which gave it. I will, howovor, with pleasure continue to perform the duties of the office till such lime as may suit the pleasure and conveni ence of the Board to appoint n successor. I will teo, most cheerfully remain a few days after the appointment of a successor, and giro him every information and assis taneo in my power, be he who ho way. Very respectfully your obedient servant, JAMES CAMERON. SALARIES OF GOVERNORS. That " bright p ennv" the Baltimore Sun, has been curious in comparing the salaries of the diOcirnt Governors, in the various stales of tho Union. From the Sun's rays, we are able to raise the following list of compensations ; Gov. Roman of Lonisiaaa Maryland New York Pennsylvania 7500 4200 4000 4000 4000 Grayson Seward, Porter McDonald Morton Hciinigau Gilmer McNuit, Letcher Reid ( Dedgo Georgia Massachusetts' 3CG0 South Carolina 3500 Virginia 3333 Mississippi 3000 Kentucky 2500 Florida Ter. 2500 Wisconsin 2500 Iowa 2500 New Jersey 2000 Lucus Penaingten Moorhead, Conway Polk Woedbridgs Kevnolds Fairfield Shannon Bigger Ciriin Couiegys Pa;o Ellsworth Jsnnisou King North Carolina 2000 Arkansas 2000 2000 2000 2000 1500 1500 1500 1500 Tennessee Michigan Missouri Maine Ohio Indiana Illinois Delawara 1933 N. Hampshire 1200 Connecticut 1100 Vermont 750 Rhode Island 4C0 Census Return. The Census of Mis- souri gives 137,750 as the population. In crease in four years, about 51,000. rennsyivauia Mas it appears, by the lain census, a population of 1,318,233. new Jersey has 373, 272 inhabitants. rhis is an increase in ten years, of 52,493. Population of the Citv and f! i mnuoipnu oily, 03,783 ni.si...iii! . -,. ' ...j bounty. 105,049 253,922 bhewmg n increase since last census of uu,uoi. SPECIE PAYMENTS. i t Ml 11 ... a. oiii nns ocen reported in tho Sonalo of ueorgia, which requires the Banks of that State le resume specio payments on or be foro the first day of February, 1811, or otherwise to forfeit their charters. A m. newal of the question of immediate resump tion of specie payments by the banks, has ajsin become general thronghou'. the Union The people are impatient, and it cannot be otnsrwise man that Ihe banks will now be compelled to do their duty. As far as Penn sylvania is concerned, there is not the .-l.. uuiiiitiuance oi tne sus pension beyond the time fixed at tho last session of onr Legislature, the 15th of next month, it the banks of this Common woann, are not men able to resume thev .uill u. 11.1 .. .... ... .. ' . j w. i-uiiijjoiiou ij nuumit to tno requisi tinwa nf tUa l..u 'PI.- T.I ,u j. no ixecuuve wo are informed, upon good authority, is fullv ,t. jermined to show no further indulgence. They must thereforo resume at that time or abide the consequencss of a contrary v.wwivi iiu luetic ttuui wuai ii arisos. State Cap. Gaz, JFculd'nt Met 'Hie Siamese Twins.it oaiu, am uuuiifc iu IHKO a WHS. WftllMu' me unue oe inotcaoie lor "bigamy." THE POPULAR VCtfi, The Now Yorrk Journal of Ooinmtfpi says: "Wc subjoin the ofhYml vote au Clulne f.t nntiil Ii. nnliiBn 1 .1 kiiaivj iui a. ivMiuviiiioi uikLitiio, iinU 1(16 In Ki i) ro vim ate riiatHrilicu in the 1 cept South Carolina,whoie electors nrc cho sen bv the Legislature. In tho 10 Siatst of wh'ch wo have full retnrns.tho ng-gregatj numbsr of votes is greater by 037,510 tht in 18.Ja,anu J'JS.'J 10 greater than tho wht.'. number ol votes men pound lurouirhom it.. Union) which was 1,403,885, Ti'.e whoh' number polled at the recent election is aUni ,4uu,uuu, snowing an increase in f vcars, of about 000,000, or 00 per cent !ti.. rtu: : ,i, tt..:L . 1 ric iiitijumv iu ma .J lilllll,f;XCIUSlVr oi ctouin uaronna, is ddoui i4'J,uu(i;which Ii liv a fair nllnwnncn for Rmiili f!. i. M would bo reduced to 125,000. This m, a "deomed and taken" as Harrison's mi. jorily in the United Stares." It is worthy oi notice.savs the Baltimcw Republican, that by a change of 337 vutat,' viz: UUo in Maino and 101 in I'onnsTlea. itf, t an uuiuii iiij'tii iiiivt; nun 1VJU f. gn loral votes, instead of GO, his present num uer. Pillgarticku.'l'ho N. Y. Tatilor shi. that one nf the firm of a drug store in Mat. ket street, in this citv has been taken m. and held to bail in the amount of fivo thou. nd dollars, lor counterfeiting Dr, icier,' I .t-l.. n!!l- 1V .).. . i egi'inum riiia. n u un nui iikb lo nivs names, "cause vyf oven the truth is libs1 loirs under the righteous laws of out State. A Royal Stockholder. Tho Prince of Orange, who lias recently been advancad to tho throne, by tho voluntary abdication of his father, tho King of tho Netherlands, is a holder ol BtocK in our United Stale Band to the amount of one million of doll- ais. V VZms&n'.'r' -A rr 1 r-i , , si tramm?. an in"iBii psnar eavs, that eight Peers of England, who were mar ried to divorced women, died suddenly with- n the last three years. "Bevare of the vid' ers, aamivel, beraro of the viddersr Gen. Atkinson. Brigadier General II, Atkinson denies that he ha been stricken with paralysis, as asserted in the St. Au gustine News, and says he is on tho con- trary, capable ol taking the field, and of performing tho duties appertaining to hi rank. Exciting Trial. A man ia now under (rial before the supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, silting at Salem, fot violat- ng tho person ot his own daughter. Ilu name is Moses Goodhue; he is 50 years 0? age, end has been imprisoned onco befom for three years for a similar but less heinous offenco. His daughter is an intelliirant ani racdest looking girl, only sixteen rears cf !- f. . . t , , . ' t ngo. 1 uo oxtiiemoni causeu uy mis iriii s intense, and has never been equalled inco tho celebrated cases of the KnapnJ were tried in the same place many years 3' go. 1 he crime of which Goodhue is accu sed is punishable by death in Massachu setts. Fatal Coincidence. A vour.11 man nam ed Daniel Polhemus was killed near Bound- brook, N. J. a few days since, by beinj! il run over by a wagon from which ho liai ust jumped. What is the most romarkabfo in the death of this vouni? man, is thut of an elder brolher.after whom he was nameJ was killed by a similar accident. A Nurse Well Paid. Oueon Viclom has engaged s nurse at tho rate of 300 for the first month and 1 per day thorsaf- icr. Novel Burking. A eoxton of one of the chutches at Stockport, England, has been arrested on tho charge of murdering two childrenor the sole purpose of obtain ing the burial fees! A similar case occur ted in Switzerland in 178C,whero at a gen eral communion held at the Cathedral church of Zurich, the wino was poisoned by the grave digger, by which means eiglit persons were killed and hundrode more li ken dangerously ill I 77ic Inauguration. The newopapM of Ohio stale that the President elect is to be accompanied to the scat of government by "thirty thousand horseaien." We hav3 no doubt, there will be at least that number in altrndaneo, who will be anxious to ride into office. POSTMASTER GENERAL. A paper has been nut in circulation a- mong the electors recommending to General iiuiuauii uiu appointment il Thauueus aic vens Postmaster General. Wo learn that some havo signed it, and that others have rciusod upon the gaound that he would not appoint any whigs to office, but prefer ttie ""lies, we advise them not to quar rel among themselves as they will have fj nsugh to occupy their attention from now until spring in settling tho difficulty be tween the Strohra and Hiester parties. Keystone. . An exchange paper says; A "RnFOUJt Convention" was recently held in Boston to consider among other things, tho expedi ency uf abolishing the Christian Sabbath, Ihe priesthood, &o &c. Il adjourned after a three days session, to re-assemblo on tho last Wednesday iu March uext.