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I hove sworn upon the Alter of Ooil, eternal hostility to very f.ir.n of Tyranny over tlio Mind of Man." Thdina JelTuniori
IS. WEBB, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR."'"'
IILOOJ1SIIUIM2, COL1TJIII1A COLNTV, IA. SATURDAY, OCTOI1HII 10, ISKI.
Of the, several works mailers and things required lo he done in erecting anil completely finishing the JAIL
and SIIF.UUTS 110USK, al illoornsburg Columbia county Pa., according to lite drawings which will bn
furnished by the llwlding Committee previous In fitting and such oilier delaihlrawings as in ay be lurnishcd
which will be requisite lo carry out the design. The ecnetii dimensions nio figured on the plan.
Them will be a cellar of seven feet deep under the dining-room and kitchen and an niVe under the parlour
and entry 01" eight fuel high in the clear. The foundation trenches of all the walls to bu dujf d n ilirce led
below , he surface of the ground. Except the cast end of lha prison and yard which is tube dug four feet
The foundation walls lo bo of the thickness marked on tho plan. The Jail yard waU to be. two feel six
inches thick up to the highest level of the ground and then be battered on the inside so that it will bo two leet
thick at the top the cornei? to bo built minding on the inside as shown on the plan. The yard wall to be as
high as the eves of the house, and be covered with shingles lo project over the wall inside and nntsnle with
a cornice ami frieze, all the stone walls to be constructed of the best building stone hid in the best maimer
with the best of Inno and sand mortar and lo be painted outside.
The brick walls of the Sheriff's house and kitchen to be built of the best common brick laid in the best
manner with beBl lime and sand mortar. The walls to be of the thickness marked on the plan with chimneys
and fire places.
The exterior doors lo have cut slone sills of a suitable width and lengili eight inches thick.
There will be a tin spoul on the front of the building as part of the cornice with conductors as may be di
reeled, all made of best tin, and well painted.
The whole of the interior cf the building to be plasnred wiih three eiats finish' d with white coat. Tho
Jail yard to be plastered on the inside with two coats. Tho office and tells to bu finished with two coals and
a skim. The collar to have one coat.
PAINTING AND GLAZING.
All the wood work on the outside of the building to be painted ihrce coats with best while lead and linseed
oil, all the wood on the inside to be painted two coats of such colors as may be dire.ned. The gkzmg to ba
done with best American glass ten by fourteen
' IRON WORK.
There will be five wrought iro i window grates for cells an 1 entry, the upright bars to he one inch squnro
and placed four inches apart, the enss bars lo be live eighths thick and two and a half inches wide all to ho
of such length as to run in the wall on each side six inches, these bars also to be placed four indies a iart and
morticed out so that each uprighsbar will pass through them. There will he two cast Iron cellar windows
of the same size of ihoso in the court house. There will be five donrs for Prison two feel six ii.eheg ide and
six feet four inches high nr.de of three thickness of inch yellow pine boards, and lo be covered on one -ido
with a wrought iron grate with eigh! bars running cross ways and live up and down, all to be two inches wide
nd a half inch in thickness. The cross bars to he let in the wood and the others lap over them ami be well
secured al each Up wiih good strong rivets with large heads passing through the wood and iron to connect the
who.e well together. The second cross bar from top and bottom to form a hinge and to be of such nze at
the bull to make them good and pertianeni.lhe bars at the edge of the d oi lo be so constructed as to rercivo
the locks under them. There is to he a gale through the yard wall three feet wide and six feet four inches
high made the same as the doors above described (except that there will he one more of the upright bars in
tho gate.) The door and gate frames to be cast iron seven inches wide and one inch thick with a flange one
inch square to form a rabbit for the door lo shut against, and to have two hides on each side to connect wrought
iron bar in the wall, al.no lo have holes to connect the hinges a part of which is lo run in the wall, lo have a
hole to receive the holi of lock of a suit ible size te. The entry door to the Prison to be a wrought iron open
grate door like the one in the old prison al Danville with cast iron frames as the oilier doors above described,
with chain and hook. The doors in Sheriff's house to be hung with strong butt hinges The i xtcrior doors
to have best carpenter locks. The imciior doors to have best improved c.-.sl Norfolk latches and holts, win
dow shutters to he hung with good strong butt hinges and to have labels best patent fasteners to necuro them
open and shut, sash to havj good springs,
CARPENTRY AND LUMHEI..
All the lumber to he of the best quality &; well seasoned. The joist of the lower floors lo he of white oak in
prison and office and all the rest hemlock or yellow pine, size lo ie time by mne inches except the g.iirri
which are to be three by eight inches, all placed eighteen inches from centre lo centre, there will be a girder
of yellow pioc jighl bv ten inches laid on 'the centre wall with the garret joist morticed and tcnon'-d in ainl
pinned. The rafn'rs to' be of hemlock four by six inches and ilire thick and place I eighteen im lies sp irt Irom
centre to centre wall pUtcsof hemlock, the e.illar beams and studding to support the rafters to be hemlock or
yellow pine of suitable sizs, lha wind iw au l d nr Iihim to h.; of two inch whi'e pine plank, tho show si! s
and lintlcs also of while pine, the sash to be one Si three. eiglnhs inches ihick, the lower sash i have spring",
the exterior doois lo bo or.e Si five-ciglr.hs inches thick panntled Si moulded en both sides, die interior doors,
to le one Si three-eighths inches thick pinneied k moulded on both sides to correspond with the exterior doors
ihe doors in upper story lo bo two pnunelled doors one Si one-fourth inches thiek, the partitions lobe i,fhno
by four inch studs placed eigh'e tn indies from oiitre to cutm. Tin t nt h the Miry to be a good open
stair case with handrailing and baluster, also stairs in iho garret ami down in the o flint, also winding stairs in
Ihe kitchen loll and cellar, ami also steps lo front donrs with tnnd rail and blisters, the parlour hall am! Cin-ing-rooui
to be finished with good ardittrnvrs fn-e Si three. fourth indies wide,wah boards with moulding ami
bead on upper edge, all the other wash b.unls ;o be pl..i:i with a bead on tipper edge, all the other rooms to bo
finished with a large Giecian moulding, chhinev pieces to correspond with ihe finish in each room, the floors
of the prison all to be covered first with one ami a ball inch white oak p'auk well spiked down, with a yellow
pine floor one and one fourth inches thick over it ploughed and grooved and well nailed down. the lower lloor
of house, kitchen and office to be ol yellow pine one ami nnclotith inches ibiek and not more than six inches
in width, the other floors to be of white pine one and one f-urth inches thick of not more than eight inches
wide, all to bn well ploughed and groo ed, the gatrel lloor is i.ot to be plaim d and may be laid nth inch
boards ploughed and grooved. The Uth lo he hemlock or eilow pine, the building to hr. covered with
best joint shingles twentv inches long laid live and ihrce-forth inches to the weather. There will he
dinners to the windows of 'the iower story and office ono and three-eighths inches ihii k made in a workman
like manner lo correspond with the doors, Sir.
Th cooirartor is lo perform in the very best rr anner all the works above specified rand furnish ' ihe ma
terials ('exeepl ihe locks for the six prison doois which will he furnished ihe hni!d-r) of the best kind, what
soever, above spcili .d, implied, or in or by the drawings referred to. or which ma be requeue for rcudeiiiig
the building complete, and according to such directions ami working itiawmgs as ma tie nirei-m n,
i.i urm-r u w wnnsysraF.'
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. tlio ilneail of iillli. t i.'ti- lie I. is iii-a () iho l.iii st slvle. inst ri ceived al tin
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period than :iu: months; nor any aitcon- (:istvnur m .-harRiM.. .1.-. .,lf ytw Pacluru of Eurlhntmotr
liawinre permitlel,untd all arrearages . i;ii;i:t, TAI..OKV will io i"..i.n.l upon m t c v ll 1 r V c
are. dinr.harsul. a Shingle 't!,'k up abovp (he do.r. 'I II 0 ill I J 0 I' cC Hi Iv. S
JlDl'KRTISEMEXS not rrrrfding a Jld-ms&'vm frrr " all e.rpenr fZVW snbsnil erhavr f,.ened u PUTTEItV
minare anil he e.nnspintOUHl I) inserted at He wnuld aba. inlorui Ins M i.'U lh.it Wheal, (ie ,IMI lea.linl'roni i:m to 'll.ird M
One Dollar for the first ihreeinserlions, Ryc.0..i, '';'"' l"!"i''s l '' 'f'"11, mx; near the M. tlmdist ( l.i.r.h, ti I..or,; ..r-. i:i,m,
i v . t . e . u r hani'e tor ivnrk (lone at his sliop, and n Utile ol i :., rotlllt v. where thev intend to noiiuilai tun
and I wenty-fice cents for every subsc ., ( llini,,inK m.f iu a whik. ,,, con e St ma-ciai; the l.ne.t and ,,t ar
quent nsertlOll. tZT-'l liberal dtsroun an,iKH CM a1j givc liin trinl. proved imtterns and lhii-lird in the very not man-
vtade to those, who aivtrtise by the year !i F.KNAHD KUPKUT. er; such s I'ots f alldesfiiitions; bi-ln sof ev-
LE i i n't addressed. Oil bamnessjnVM Aprils'), 1 8-1 0 1 cry variety and .lugs ol allsuei-; anil a variety ol
br. post paid. other articles too numerous to mention; in tact all
CTTA'ISS'V FERRY. ''-'n,'s 8n(' txrr' vr'r'y vhteh mv he wsntnl by
fcll 1 1 1 l"s 1 Hl'I - . - any who may favor Ihem with a call. A siippl)
Si'IUIVI'jU aI I'iA I The uiisi-'iher has added a lirseNF.W FLAT, kept constantly on liam! wliieh will be Hold by
POUNDS of MiotiMcr. to hi? other Boats, al the Ferrv near tlieUridL'e.aml wholesale retail a little cheapei thnn the cheap-
W IIIH nd Sile iVIi-al is now prepared to cros Hnytiiinu from a toot pas- e fr ri),, (,r country pnuluee. Ais.i dry I'iue
just received it the Arcade Store. n'riner lo a six horse team, nl reduced pi ices, and Wood taken in exchange for w.rl; if dcli'.ired i'
ALURKJII'l & MENutVL. at khoit nutiie. their shop.
1,'ay rtil S7VCY MAllCEA'UM. Ulwuislmrg ?rj.tcn.b"r j, 1 S 1 0 2i)
We hive rend, wiih no little fiirprise
several articles in Ihe Vermont Journal,
which profess lo enpop enormities in
he institution of Odd Fellows, and we
confess an unwillingness lo btlieve the
charges prt lerred against thai institution
Maey of the very best cit znns of almost
eveiy community are me rubers cf Ihe
Ord. r, and iis trput nion has alwny been
exalted for benct olenee, 1( seems le
be designed as a benevolent institution
organised lor the purpose i f allrviatini!
ihe distress of ihe poor; and we firmly
believe, from the linle we know of i'
i It a t it has soothed the sotrows of lb'
orphan, ami made Ihe brailh of many
family circle smile with joy and p,taJ-
ncss. It is a secrel institution Charily
is the more genuine, Ihe more welcome
vlien dispensed with a quiet secret hand,
tnd a benevolent ael, when blazoned
forth lo the world, flows only from the
'elfish heart from the demagogue who
ives his dollars & cents to the pO'r,i hat
he may win the applause of the popu.
lace. Whal Ihe wot Id sees of ihe insti
tution of M isons and Old fellow, is he
oevolenl is good. Then lei the woild
he equally benevolent, and not condemn
the motive, when they ee and know
ihe acts lo he pure. We have seen '.he
fflicted man supported and susiained
under the weight of his cfiliclions by
the benevolence of these insiinnion
I'heir Committee of vigilance f-eek out
the desiiure and relieve their wants.
Can there be aught ol harm io this, even
hough Ihe manile of secrecy should
veil it from the gzi of the wot hl.? I'hej
support the nnn cf sorrows i" lis ( c
lion, s'and by bis dying bed to ease I1
pane's of death, follow him lo il.e gruv,
tid lo manifest, slid further, their low
lor the departed brother, iluy throw
wei I emblems of love and friendship it
his g'nve.and when his body is consiftn
t et 'the deep, damp vault,' they fol
ihv the widow and orphan ihnoigh lil
revving their piths with flowers of trnr
unostentatious charity. It is the 'mys
ic lie' alone, to which the caping woi Id
objects, and when the golden cord
is severed, the efficiency of the in-
titutions will have departed , fur it if
hat ronl which binds ll ern in the bord-
of I'KIi:M)SIIir,LOVE& TRUTH.'
If a bioiher finds himself destitute in a
fort igo clime, be has hut lo give the
gnal. and p.. I' nl as the shrill whisile
of ihodenrk Dhtt.ii btings to hisieliil
ol of warm beaiicd friends and
brethren. L in such an instilu'iou ot
ratight with nil or dangd? Can it he
lishonesi? Can It have a hid tendency?
liy no means, for its ol j"Cl is to Rive,
not to receive to n lieve, and not to
wird'e Ihe poor to be charitable, and
i r . 'I', ' .. I . I. . :
not to noast el ll. I lie ewei inn i
wo only t y niPoithghi, is far mure
ii'e nd htantiliil than the imitation.
ihoi'i,'h ii day.'e in tic biilliancy ol the
sun Ht noon 'lay- The benevolence, 'In
pur ity and hi amy ol Odd IMIowbi
mlMaMitiry are seen in the ilai k gloo.n
V col ne.s of poverty and ohrctii ity,wlnh
he cold chaii'y of the wmld is blazon
d forth to r .trh the eye of the popu
ace. Eo)t (J.fj.inn (Miss) Iler.A.
.boot or put on a hat or garment without
come round and meas wiih me until you
fast ; it was not yours, he belongs In
A general lauh ran
along Ihe hoe al this announcement, and
Liul. A. and Captain S. changed po.-i-
a close search for tome poisonous reptile Cafi reflace your U), S)0fy ffp
VUUL K'" -ne,r lon.s 0r cor-astl((T officer C8me ri(i We
ner,. I.iswondeilullha. tve are no. n.b. did you see an express mule pas,
stung twenty limn, day. VeMmUy you , ho (im9 pince?. ,V.S and m.v
morning, while standing up at hr, .kflj,ha jtvi, C11,ch ,lim fj(,r he h, cirrie;,
V- ovvrr .c , mpa.s ,or trie warn oi ofTa'l my mej, ,mi nenl., 'Not
me wnerewttn to maUe a eeai) 1 felt
some slraoge tiling crawling up my leg
about the knee. !( did not lake me
long io seize il Willi my hand ami to
disiobe. Looking into the leg of my
off-drawn drawer, I beheld n villainoti
looking creature of black and yellow,
with a long bony tail. I called mj
mess lo look at ii, when Dr. Iloxey,
who has been before in this retjiilecoun-
try, pionouced it a MeX'can scorpion,
uid told me for my comfort that it was
as poisonous as a rattlesnake. His sling
was out, and no doubt when I clenched
him in my hand heii'rurk okI al my
cloihes, intlead of in at my flesh.
Thinks I lo myself' there's an escape
11 sides ihcse we have spiders, centipe
des, hordes of flies, and every :hing
else thai crawls, flic.", biles and makes ;
noise. A gang of locusts have domicil
ed themselves iu our camp, and keep U
a t-leepless clatler all night. To this i
joined the music of froij.s ami lha bark
ing of prairie dogs. A fow nights i fine
a panther came smcl'ing tip to the line,
of our sentries. All these small nu;s-
ances are universally pronounced ir
cjmp as deaih to one's pan iotic emotions
and a tight hard fight wHi the enemy
to be followed by a lidd.mce of lhik
pestilent Country, would bo bailed by
the whole regiment as a constiinaljon ul
too much happiness. 15 it hero we ar
o slay fighting inrcn and vermin,
with no present propped of linidng 'liei,
nastets, (our enemy.) for wIiosh Sjiecia
use and appropriate tomfoil Ihey seen
o have been formed by Nature, Sum.
few of our offic.tr? proles to be enarnor
ed of this country. The mt here, neat
the seJ-roat, is culalnly fine, and one i
it loss to account for ihe sickness: hut.
iside from that, I would willingly fuie
the possession of ail the lirh acres I
hive seen to gel bark (torn this land ol
hjlf-bred Indians ami folLhnd bug'.'
KEfcPINPf rOTATOKU SOUND.
We have had occasion lo commend tha
ptactice of keeping potatoes through ihe
winter in heaps, out of doors, by using an
abundance of straw and but a nioderatd
'inatiliiy of earth as a covering. We have
repeatedly, known heaps of GO or 7tl bush
els, covered with a cortpact layer of stiaw
oneToolJtliick, only a few inches of earth
outside, lo endure Ihe winter and early
spring without the loss of a peck In a late
experiment of ihe w titer, a heny thus cov
ered wintered through with lha loss of not
half a peck, although a large portion of lha
same crop which was removed to the celler
was lost by '.he rot; and at the same limo
that ninny neighbors lost three, quarters
their potatoes buried in the usual way, that
is with only a few inches of straw under a
foot of earth. Ii will be perceived at a,
glance thai the mode hero proposed scenrea
in an eminent degree, sufficient pruleciiort,
from frost, dryness, and ventilation. AH
potatoes in heaps, when buried early in mi
turnn, should he kept consiai.tly well lcn
ilatcd by a hole ami wisp of einw in iho
iop. Tho mass of rotted potah.es, so usu
ally found the apex of the heap, an 1 u"u!
iv attributed Ii) freezing is mote frequently
he result of foul confined air, rising to tho
rLEASUH j OF SOLDIERING.
Mnjnr Forsyth, the editor of the Co
lumhtis (Oi.) Times, has wiitlfii sever-
il letters which rank hgh lor graphx
pjwer and pirileil details. I' rom a re-
ent letter the Richmond Enquirer tx-
. i : . i
Tacts- a tew passiigef, mi iwing now ricn
i li -ld Mexico presents for a luvrr ofLV
t.mology and ;Vi'url History;
'This cotin'ry is distioguished, above
ill other particulars, by its myiiids ol
crawling, fly ing, stinging, and biting
thingi. Evi ry thing you touch has a
,-pider on ilj Wg se killing ail day in
our tents We never Jato dtaw on a
Mundmll Soul!. Wotn of humble p
ents, enieiing the iirmy as a private soldier
nuskct in hand, he rosq to be Marshal of
he A'ini'ire, Duke of Dalinaeia, and Peer
il France. 1 1 o early exhibited his won"
lerful coolness in the hour of danger.
At the battle of Fleuut.i, (Jen. Marceau
coillinalidcd the ughl wing under Lefes
hi re, was routed ami forced lo fall bai k.
lo his agony he sent to Snull for four bai-
tilions, thai he mighl reaiu bis lusi pusi
Give ihem to me,' exclaiu.ed thu indig
nant ami mortified JUicesu, 'or I will blow
ny brsins out.'
Soalt cooly replied that to do so would
ndanger the whole division. lining then
,i me e aul-de-eainp. and unknown, Via re
fusal as onislied Marceau, who asked in Q
Who aro you?"
'Whoever I a n,' replied tho impertnra
hlo sohlier, 'I am calm, 'vhieh you are no';
do not kill yourself, but lead on your men
to the rhaige, nnd yon shall have ihe four
hatlalioni as sonn as we can spare idem
His ndvica had seatccly been given be
fore the enemy twre upon them, and side
bv side these two men raged through lha
battle like lions After the battle was over
Marceau held out his hand to Soull saying.
Colonel, foigivo the past, you have this
lay ivn me a lesson which I hall nev r
forget You have in fact gained the battle.'
'I his is a line illustration of Sonh's char,
icier. Cool, collected, and self reliant, tho
tumu'l ol battle ami chaos of defeat, never
dismtbed bis perceptions or confused h's
judgment, Al Austerlitz, he did the sail s
thing lo Napoleon. As Honaparle gae
htm command of the centre that day ho
As h r von. Soult. I have cn'i' lo say.
The Army which is on i's way le
Moott rey, has all its bsigiige packer
upon the backs of n.ti'es. This is tht
the firsi lime, it is said, 'hat an army ev
rtr look the fUld in this mode, and ib
practicability is dcubl ul by many ofli
eers of rank & exper ience.The ease with
which an enemy can scatter a liain oi
mules, renders the men liable, at aoy
moment, lo be reduced lo what they
may have ahnol their peisons. Many
amusing scenes occmrcd doling thr
march from Camargo, and many a pool
fellow could not fiain fiom joining in
the laugh, while he saw his woilj'y
(roods his all scattered lo Ihe foil
winds by some Inctiotis ooimal, who
lashed i f!, frightened si the iinroutl
lonl thai hid been placed upon his back
cm respondent ol ihe Savann.b Gfor
,i.i desctibes one in thu following man
The evening of cm firM march ba.'
! in, and mil column was moving stead
lily on, whrii a loud lal'lingof tin an.
amp ketiles, &c, in coir rear, Miown1
hat there was something ileu-tiaul i r .
he wi.id. A moineiil slier a muh
lashed ptsi us as if on an excess lo
Monterey. 'There gne that nule a
.T-.t l . i.i
gun, exciammii.ieut. as re inongi i- p( yml nwiys (lo
he reeogn'Zed his noimal,' wiih all my tn gm lerror 0f battle, an aid-
goods anil thaitles on Ins Ivu k ; may be (.(.amp burst in headlaug gallop inlo tl o
break bis neck in thu first anneyer n( prpenr of Sofh, bearing orJers thsl I ?
comes across.' 'A pretty fix be na- should immediately carry he height -f
placad me in; hut one shift lo my back Pratzen.
and nothing lo eat, and jnst stalled on a 'I will obey ihe Emperor., orders as s.v ,
campaign.' 'Nevei mind, Hob,' repli- as I can,' replied ihe rhullain, 'but U,is a
I have Iwo shirts anifnot the proper time.
ed Csptain S ,
will divide with you j and yuu mus
Conapaile was in a peifoct fury al ! ,t