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riiml expressly nnd avovrnlly for the use
0( ih wealthy otiJ arintoeratit'; -upon (he
litem thni is absolutely nrcessarv for the
iccomrnodaiion of the travelling public, as
npon tho coinnmn grop shop. Ve consider
it ojipresfei c, bt'Causn it places it in the
power of urnlihy and influential men In op
piess and vex their poor but not less deser
ting neighbors, to gratify cither their arcrire
ii r inalotolencr, brcausu it is nut definite in
its langungu wore il prohibits "the sale of vi
nonss.pirittious, and other strong liquors,by
less tneaMire than one quart," leaving it to
other men to nay what 19 meant by " other
fining liquors," and as ivc believe, design-
tgto prevent tho poor from purchasing
, beer, cider, or even coffee or tea, at un
licensed houses, without the risk of being
dragged to Court; in which case, even if
acquitted, tho mere attending Court would
jo n severe punishment.
Resolved That this meeting approve
of the course pursued by Governor Por
ter, in fluttering the bill relative to tavern
licenses to become a law without his sig
nature : Ills refusing to sign it is suffi
cient evidence that lie did not approve of
it, and as no permanent injury was likely
to accrue to the community, nor no plea of
"chartered privileges," or "vested rights"
could bo sol up against its repeal, he did
right to let the odium of this law rest upon
those rv ho passed it, that the people of
Pennsylvania may not only hear, but feel
snd see what the principles of the men who
compose the majority of the present Legis
Isture are, and what may be expected from
a Legislature, with a Governor of the same
stamp, uninfluenced by any regard for the
jlghts of others; aristocratic and vyranical
in their manners, sordid, corrupt, and de
based in their morals, if we arc to juilgo by
their actions; yet wish the world to believe
they are patriots and saints.
On motion, the above preamble and tcso
lutions, with the amendmcnts.wcre adopted
by the meeting.
On motion it was resolved that the pro
ceodingx be signed by the officers, and pub
ItBlird in the democratic papers of this coun
ty and llanishing.
GEO. MACK, President.
Samuel Ckeasy, ? tr pre3(S
. l7ir: I Varies.
THE COLUMBIA DAM..
In consequence of an obstruction in the
shuts of tho dam at Columbia, something
like a thousand rafts cf lumber have been
detained between Middletown and the dam.
The, watermen feeling a deep interest in
this matter called a meeting at the house of
Mr. Stoner, in Daupin county, which was
numerously attended, which meeting ap
pointed a committee to wait on the Execu
tive and make to him the proper represen
tations. The Governor with his usual
promptness, immediately sent in a message
to the Ilsuse, of which the following is a
copy, and a committee was forthwith ap
pointed to make an examination of the con
dition of the dam, and repotl measures for
the relief of tho raftmen who are thus pre
vented from taking their produce to its des
To the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the Commonwealth op Penn
sylvania. Gentlemen It has been represented to
me by Wm. Biclek, a delegito appointed
at a meeting of citizens interested in the
navigation of the river Stisquehannu.hehl on
yesterday at the house of Air. Stonek, in
Dauphin county, that tho shuto in the dam
erected in the Susquehanna river, by the
Susquehanna Canal Oompuny.ut tho inouifc
of tho Conestega creek, is impossible for
rafts of lumber and other craft ; that near
one thousand rafts are interrupted by this
obstruction, and lvmg between Muldleiown
sad the said dam, tho proprietors and mm
gators of which, amounting to upwards of
TWO lllOUSanil CIUZOIIS, aru mus iicvgiiicu
from nrocccuir.ff to tlieir uesuueu marfiei.
The act which authorizes this dam, makes
provision foi the adjustment of the damages
which were caused by its erection; but this
provision is totally inadequate to meet the
contingency which has now arisen.
Tho citizens injured by the obstruction,
with a laudiblc desire to pieserve tho public
peace and maintain the laws, nave applied
to me. as the chiif Executive Magistrate of
the Commonwealth, for relief. An appeal
bo reasonable, coming under fuch nrcum
stances, fioni so large a body of the hardy
yeomanry of the Stale, who always have to
encounter no ordinary peril on tlieir way
. to market, and who aro thus interrupted by
an artificial obstruction, is Irresislable; and
1 hasten to present the facts to the consul
cratiou of the General Assembly, in order
p that immediate prousiuu may be made for
peaceably removing the obstruction, and
restoring tno uescenwng navigation o uic
river. DAVID U, I'OllTEK.
Executive Chamber, ?
llarrisburg, April 1 till, 1611. J
THE CANAL PACKET LINE. j
The Mail Contractor between Wilkcibarre and
Northumberland, have commenced running a daily
line of Packets between those places. Tho boats
have all been thoroughly repaired and fitted up In
a handsome style. With good teams and gentleman
ly commanders, wo aro satisfied that tho travelling
community will receive every attention that may ba
required to render their pasiago pleasant and agree
able. The House has concurred in the resolution of the
Senate, to adjourn on the 27th inst.but il ithought
the resolution will bo rescinded, as the Legislature
will not be able to adjourn on that day. The pro
ceedings of the Legislature- have .but little interest.
Johnsons bank bill has passed the house and been,
reported in the icnato with amendments. Its, fate
is yet uncertain.
EXECUTION OF BOBINSON!
New Brunswick; Jlpril 10, ?
11 o'clock, A. M. 5
From the Extra Ledger. This morning, in ac
cordance with tho sentence of the court, J'ctcr Rob
inson, tho murderer of Mil. SurniM, suffered death
at New llrunswick, N. J. He was executed within
an enclosure immediately in front of the jail, ex
tending out 0 or 7 feet, and the whole width of the
jail, in front, some 30 or 30 feet. The gallows was
made after the plan cdoptcd and use in New York,
and so arranged by weights and pulleys as to lahso
the criminal up to a sudden jerk. The jailer having
unlocked the shackles upon his feet, proceeded to
unlock tho manacles upon his hands with tho samo
key, when Robinson remarked to him, '-you havo
not the right ky." The jailer persisted in his ef
forts to take them off. Robinson again said, "you
havo not got the tight key; why don't you go and
Every thing being fully ready, he was conducted
by tho Sheriffand jailer, from his cell, through tho
entry, to the platform at the gallows during which
lima he manifested no hesitation or fear, but walked
with a steady and firm step.
Placed under the gallows, tho rope was adjusted
around his neck, and in one moment the cord which
suspended tho weight was cut by the Sheriff with a
hatchet, when the wretched man was raised from
tho platform upon which he stood tho full extent of
the ropo, at which instant i great contraction of tho
lc;s upwards and backwards was visible when t
tho horror of all tho persons present, the knot in
the rope uniting the noose around the neck to the
maine rope slipped, and he was precipitated to the
He was instantly raised upon his feet, and stood
with but little assistance and without any manifest
discomposure for the space of a minute and a half,
in which lime the rope was properly and securely
adjusted, when, with the words "Lord have mercy
upon mo," tho, fatal stroko was given, and the
unfortunate and unwept victim of tho law was
launched into eternity, at S3 minutes after 10 o'
Although he seemed anxious for praysrs of his
friends, and entered into cxcrciscs.he s.ill maintain
ed something of a callous and unrelenting character.
Labt night his wife and sister-in-law bade him fare
well about 0 o'clock, which on his part was done in
an exceeding cool and careless manner. His wife
appeared to be but little affected.
His body was left hanging for about 30 min
utes, and then placed in a common coffin, subject
to the disposition of his friends, who had made ar
rangements to have him buried a short distance over
It is asserted that Joseph Rit.nkr is tho
Treasurer of the Mint, by one portion of
those presumed to be acquainted with ulli
cial sccrcts;anothcr pottion just as positive
ly assert he is not.
Death of Judge Dalas. The Pittsburg
papers of Wednesday last, announce th
death of the Hon. Trevaniun, B. Dallas
one of the judges of the district court of Al
From tho Cincinnati Gazette, April 13.
FIRE AT NORTH BEND.
Great uneasiners was caused in this city
yesterday mornjt'g, by a report that Gener
al Harrison's dwelling house.at North Ben
had been destroyed by firo the previous af
ternoon. Direct information, however, ar
rived before noon, and quieted all apprehcu
hions. The building was on fire, but only
the unner stnrv of the west wine sustained
any nuterial damage. The roof and thi
were destroyed, but without, e unihirtiland
the loss of ai-v furnilur;, or eriouly in
couveniein'tiig the nffl cicd fami y.
McLeod's Case A New Feature. A
resolution has been offered in the Legisla
lure of New Yoik, by Mr. Hoffman, d
rectiug the Judiciary Committee to report
a law to quash tho indictment, release Mc
Locd anil send him home. We cannot be
lievo that this resolution will bo adopted.
The Madisonian says President Tyler is
fifiy-ono years of age, Ha is therelore youn
ger than the lata President Van Buren and
indeed the youngest President wo have ever
Mountains in the Moon. Dr. Robinson
has ascertained, by means of Lord Ox
mantow's immense telescope, that one of
the mountains in the moon is 17,000 feet
above the level of the plain out of which It
rises- The mountains generally do not rise
over 5000 feel.
Sudden Death of an Editor. Major
ichaid Ilatighton, for several years past
ditor of the Boston Atlas died instantane
ously on Saturday last, at his rcsidenco,
while dressing himself, preparatory to em
lurking on board the Acadia, in which he
had taken passage to England.
Just Come and Gone. An Irish woman
namtd Marv Deary, GO years of age, jnst
anded from a ship from Liverpool, fell in
to the dock at New York on Sunday and
was drowned. Sho left three sons and two
aughters on board the vessel.
New York Election Democracy Suc
cesxful!! We have not only succeeded in
electing a Democratic Mayor in New York
by a large majotily, but ten Aldermen out
f Seventeen, and ten Assistant Alderman.
In Brooklyn, the Federalists as usual suc
77ic Big Ship Pennsylvania. The fol-
owing is the armament determined upon
for the Pcnsylvania, and which is now tak
ing on boaid at Norfolk :
Lower Gun Deck, 28 long 32 pounders
and -1 Paixhan Guns, and Paixhan Shot are
thrown from an 80 Pounder.
Middle Gun Deck, 30 long 32 pounders
and 4 Paixhan Guns.
Upper Gun Deck, 32 32 pound Medium
Guns and 4 Paixhan Guns.
Spar Deck, 32 32 pound Cannonades and
Medium 32 lb. Guns Total, 138.
Weight of metal of one broadside, near
A young lady having borrowed a diction
ary, was asked upon her returning it how
she liked it. She replied, 4 The words are
truly beautiful but I don't think much of
The old Roman. The Boston Post re
lates the following anecdoto of Gen. Jack'
son. lie must uc hickory yet, and will ncv
er let the Whigs alone.
A few days ago ho visited Jackson coun
ty, lennessee. While ho was there, a
largo number of ladies called to pay thei
respects to him. Girls,' said tho old Ro
man, ' I have an important piece of advice
to give you; be sure to marry whig bus
hands, and then, it they do not renounce
their party, kick them out of bed.'
Ex-President Van Buren is noticed as
one of the distiuguised personages who join
ed in tho funeral procession in New York,
on Saturday last, in honor of the memory
of Gen. Harrison.
Very Good if True Bennett's Herald
... t 1 T
savs that orders have oeen receiveam new
York from tho War Department to arm all
tho fortifications in that haibor, which are
not now in a condition for defence. The
thing is to be pushed forward with all prac
ticable despatch. This is right.
Great Slaughter. No less than 33,000
hogs have bean slaughtered at Louisville, at
two establishments this year.
Buffalo Harbor. Tho Buffalo Com
mercial Advertiser of Monday evening.says
the tee has entirely disappeaaed from that
iiarbor and tho offing.
The Buffalo shippers, it add, have been
taken by surprise, not being prepared for so
early a departure of the wintry fetters.
Robinson, the murdcrer.was executed on
Friday morning, in front of the jail ill New
Brunswick. After he was suspended, the
ropo unlied and he fell, but he was imme
diately hoisted up again. Ho remained
hardened and insensible to all religious im
pressions until he was executed.
The Kingston Chronicle, Upper Canada,
appeared in mourning on tho 9tn, tho day
afier the intelligence of President Harrison's
death reached that place.
Cut his Throat. Mr. John Welherill,
formerly of Murray, Pa. committed suicide
a fuw days since, by cutting bis throat.
Mitchell the Forger was last seen on
board of a steamer going down the Ohio.
His pursuers were about 100 miles behind.
They can't catch him,
Preacher Asleep. One or the clergy of
Boston fell asleep in his pulpit a few Sun
days since; tumbled against tho door and
then rolled down the stairs into the aisle.
No damage dono. This was teaching ef
fectually by example the folly of sleeping
MARRIED By the Rev. D. S. Tobias,
on te 22d inst. Mt. ELIAS DREISBEL
BIES, to Miss SARAH SHOEJ1AKER,
both of Afadtson.
In Wilkcsbarre, on the 15th inst., by the
Rev. D. W. Bristol, SAAfUEL P. COL
LINGS, Esq. Editor of the Farmer, to
Jliss ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of
Hon. A. Beaumont, all of Wilkesbarre.
DIED In Berwick, on Tuesday last.
Mrs. ANN HEADLEY, relict of Dr. Sam
uel Hcadley, in the OOih year of her age.
IIIIMIII.KJ MJm .WI.I III II II, I.IIUWMI
YOU are hereby commanded to meet in
Bloomsburg on Manday the 3J day of May
next, at 10 o'clock A. M. with arms and
accoutrements in good order. By order of
Capt. JOHN HAZLET.
DISSOLUTION OP PARTNERSHIP.
NOTICE is hereby given that the co-partnership
heretofoio existing between THEODORE
WELLSand ISRAEL WELLS r. Merchants in
Bloomsburg, under flit firm of ISRAEL WA'LLS
cc co. is this day dissolved by mutual consent of
parties, and all accounts duo to and from said firm,
will bo settled by Israel Wells jr.
ISRAEL WELLS, jr.
Bloomsburg, April 14, 1841-
The business will be continued at the old stand
by tho subscrber, who respectfully solicits a contin
uance ol public lavor.
S hereby given that I have purclned of Samuel
Kcrstetlcr of Hemlock township, ONE ANVIL,
and ONE IRON VICE, which I have left in the
possession of said Kerstetler, as my property. All
persons will govern tnemselves accordingly.
March 29, 1811.
FROM ihe subscriber's, a boy
by the name of SOLOMON
TRONSUE, ho is about five
feet five inches high, light
straight hair, parted on the left
side in (rout. Had en when he left, a dark
grey coat, dark pantaloons, black hat, an
lace boots. Four cents and a pinch of snuff
reward, but no charges will uc paid for the
apprehension ol said boy.
L. H. & J. B. MAUS.
Bloomsburg Iron Foundry, April 17, 1841
TO PHYSICIANS, CABINET MA.
The patent right for the Manufacturing
ENGEL.'S PATENT SOFA
A1TD SOFA BEDSTEAS, 1
For Invalids and also the patent right of
KEGEL'S PJITZ.VT BEDSTEJW
aro offered for sale for the counties of
Schuylkill Columbia : The former are ad
mirably adapted for the use of Invalids and
bed ridden persons. The latter are adapted
for hotels, being so constructed that they
may be put together and taken apart,in less
time than bedsteads now in use, and will
cost no more to manufacture than the com
mon bedstead. The right will be disposed
of, fur either of tho above counties, for
Townships, Towns, Shops, or single right.
Persons wishing to purchase rights may
obtain every information upon application
at Brady's Hotel, Danville, vhero speci
mens can be seen.
The following recommendation is from
Doctor George M'Clellan, of Philadelphia.
An ingenious invention for invalids.
Messrs. Eugel & Connor, of the borough
of Easton Pa. have invented a Sofa for the
use of bed ridden patients, which has met
with the approbation of our Medical facul
ty; and which we think ought to be intro
duced to the notice of the public. It com
bines all the advantages of a Sofa fur par
lors, and a moveable bed, for the support of
invalids. By the ingenious applications of
hinges and cr? nks il is capable of raising
the patient to every desirable change of
position without exciting tho system, or dis
turbing any injured part. I have procured
one of them, and I shall sieze tho first op
poilunity of introducing it to the attention
of my friends in practice; and I feel perfect
confidence in recommending it to the pat
ronage of our profession.
GEO. McCLELLAN, M. D.
Danville, March 20, 1811. tf 47
THE Subscribe informs his friends and
the public generally that he will continuo
the business at the stand lately occupied by
E. Howell,5i co. in all its various branches.
From his long experience, and strict attou
tion to business, ho flatters himself that
ho shall be able to do whatever work is in
trusted to his care, in as good style, work
manlike, and expeditious manner, as any of
his neighbors. He is thankful for past fa
vors and solicits a continuance of patronage
R. B. CUTHBERT.
Bloomsburg, April 10, 1841,
NOTICE is hereby given to tho taxabfe
nhubitants of the several townships of Co
lumbia county; that
will be held by the County Commissioner!,'
for the benefit of those, who mav think tha
mount of lax with which they aro assessed,
to exceed the proportion for the amount of
property held by them, to meet tho current
expenses for the year 1811, at which time
and place you may attend if you think
The appeal for Valley township will bo
hold at the house of Daniel B. Gray, on,
Monday, tho 3d day of May next;
For Liberty township, at tho houso of
Hugh M'Elrath, in Mooresburg, on Tues
day, the 4lh day of May next;
For Limestone township, at tho houso ol
Abraham German, on Wednesday, the Otli
day of May next;
For Derry township, at the house of Ja
cob Scidle, on Thursday, the Oih day of
For Madison township, at tho house of
Richard Fruit, in Jerseytown, on Friday,
the 7lh day of May next;
For Hemlock township, at tho houso of
John M 'Reynolds, on Saturday, the 8th day
of May next;
fur Mount Pleasant township, at tho
house of Frederick Miller, on Monday, tho
10th day of May next;
For Greenwood township, at the houso
of Joseph Lemon, on Tuesday, the 11th
day of May next;
For Jackson township, at the house of
Joshua Savage, or. Wednesday, the 12th
day of May next;
For lMslnng Creek township, at the houso
of Daniel Peeler, on Friday ,tho 14th day of
For Orange township, at the house of
Isaac C. Johnson,on Saturday the 15th day
of May next;
l'or Cattawissa township, at the house ol
Stacy Marjoram, on Monday, the 17lh day
of May next.
For Roaring cieek township.at the housa
of Paul Rhodes, on Tuesday the 18th day
of May next.
For Mifilin township.at the houso ot John
Ifccller,on Wednesday the 19th day of May
For Briarcreek township, at the houso of
John Hess, on Thursday, the 20th day of
For Bloom township, at the house of
Charles Doebler, on Friday, tho 21st day
of May next.
For Monteur township, at the house of
Leonard Lazarus, on Saturday, thc22d day
of May next.
For Mahoning township, at the Com
missioner's Office in Djnville, on Monday
the 24th day of Mcy next.
Commissioner's Office ?
Danville, Apiil 1, 1841. S
BY vi-tuo of a writ of Alias Venditioni Expo
nas, to mo directed, will bo exposed to public salo
on Saturday, tho 24d day of April next, at ten
o'clock, A. M. at tho Court House in Danville, the
following property, to wit:
wo ccriain iois ujl iTutinu,
situate in Berwick, Columbia countv, adjoining
lots of A.iJ. Wilson, the heirs of Williams Evans,
deceased, and others; whereon is erected a
and numberci' in tho plan of said town No. 53 and
Seized taken in execution, and to be sold as tho
property of Nicholas Scibcrt
juiiiM ukuii, anenn.
Sheriff s Office, Danville,
April 9, 1811.
IS hereby niven, thatci the first Monday
of June next, a special Court of Common
Pleas will be held at Danville, in and for
Columbia county before the Honorablo
A. V. i'nrjons.President Judge of tho 12th
Judicial district of Pennsjlvania, and tho
associate Judges of Columbia county, in
pursuance of the provisions ol the J7th ana
39th sections of the act of General assembly
passed tho 14th day of April, 1834; for tho
trial of a certain action wherein the West
Branch Bank at Williamsporl is plaintiff,
and Thomas Mooichcad, jr. is defendant, nf
which all officers and others interested will
JACOB EYERLY, Froth:
Proth. Office, Danville, ?
March 30,1841 5
THE subscriber vould respectfully in
form tlieir friends and the public generally
(hat they have just received a lot of
which they offer for sale at wholesale or
by the single hup, on very reasonable term's
RUPERT Ji BARTON.
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