Sunbury American and Shamokin journal. (Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pa.) 1840-1848, September 19, 1840, Image 2

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rcisccutloM 'of the Jews la I ho
Transition of Hebrew Letter written by Abula
rla, father of the individual who if reported by M.
Fieri to havo embraced Mahomedanistn whiUt
under torture."
'Concerning the calumnies at Dnmnscus, a plot
wg hatched, and they agreed to acrid away a priest
who belonged to the French quarter, in order to
accuse us oi having murdered ium.
They alleged 1st, That the priest entered the
Jew'e ttreet the day he was missing (the strict was
a thoioughfaro,) and was not seen to loave it.
The Jews answered, tint he lift the street cer
tainly on the other side but this would not satisfy
the in. '
The Jewa assembled in nynngoguo, and decried,
under pain of excommunication, that any one who
knew of, or had seen the priest, should dec-lure it.
A Jew, who feared God, answered directly, that
he w.,s a dealer in tobac.u, and lived in (he suburbs
of the city, one hour's distance from the Jewa' quar
ters, and near to dusk he saw the priest and his ser
vant leaving the city, passing near him towards the
fields; and ha said to the servant of the priest,
"Come here and buy some tobacco, as you usually
The servant answered, I am busy now i ano
' thcr time I will."
This evidence reached the French consul, who
immediately causrd this Jew to be scourged till he
expired (God will avenge him ) so that he should
not relate this, lest it should be proved that he (tue
priest) K ft the city thot night.
He also got hold of a prisoner, (a Turk,) who
was In prison for a sum of money due to the Pa
cha, and who, to get himself nut of prison, offered
to prove the Jewe guilty, so that thry would set
him free.
This Tuik had already tiicd to get ;ho money of
a Jew natmd David Arari, under threat th t if he
did not give it, he would accuse him if murder.
Arari thought that if he did give it, it would be a
proof of guilt, and refused to give him anything.
Then this Turk seized a Jewish baibor, who had
already been severely tortured, and said to him
'Thry will torture you more and more ; hv should
you die? Say David Arari invited you to his
house to kill him (the priest,) and then you will
receive money and honors-" And he, by these
means and by threats, persuaded him till he was
comi elled to say that David Arai called him to his
house, and he found tbero six others of the chief
men of the city, and David said lo him, 'Come
here and kill this priest' wtu was bound befoie
him, and they paid him his reward.
Now, ono of the seven persons denounced by the
barber as being of thoso present at the murder with
Arari, was a good and upright man named Joseph
Lenmdo ; they seized and imprisoned him.
He answered, 'On the very night iho barber
states that I was at David Aran's house, 1 have two
Christian witnesses that were with me the whole
night, and I never lift them. They were travel
lers lodging at my house, and left two day after for
their own city.
But these wicked accuser would not wait till
the witnesses arrived, although a couajcr was sent
to fetch them, to have thoir evidence. But thry
amoe and scourged him till he die J und. r iheir
hands. Oh Lord, behold tl.y servant's Mood pou
red out, and avenge it on them 1
All this was done that the two witnesses might
not a pear, aud falsify the barber's
This fuborm r above named, eu'.iorned and enti
ced, with promises and threats, the servant if Da
vid Arari to confirm the barber's statement ; and
they scourged and punished their victims
blows, and fire, and water.
They then began to search the houses, search
after search, but they found nothing. Now the
Jews were veiy foarful lest some bones should be
brought and disposed in some Jewish premises,
and as they suspected so it was, for the Jews told
the watchman who watched in the Jew' quaiter,
that he should be vigilant to look to this, and he,
therefore, looked well after all the Christian passen
rera that went near the conduits. When the
Christiana aaw that this watchman hindered them
from their evil purpose, they imprisoned him, and
mote him till he died under the rod. See, oh
Loid, and leho'd thy servant's blood poured out t
That nrght they did thii wickedness, they depo
sited bones in the couduits, (there being no Jewish
watchman,) and on t'le morrow they went and
searched this conduit and fjuuJ the old (ones, and
caused a great cry, anil most of the physicians
agreed that thry were the bom s of quadrupeds ;
but one physician doubted, and said, 'Peih..p they
are human, but they are old.' 1 his i eu
' dent they could not accomplish their wicked pur
pose till they had murdered the watchman; and it
is fully believed by many persons that they got the
priest to go away in order to accuse the Jews, and
when the truth aud a fuir trial u had, all will be
proved. I will no longer dw. II on this matter, but
will relate what has occurred since the order of the
Peck a Mohammed Ali to the raoha of Damascus,
that -In should no longer torture or qucstiou the
Jew ; and this ha baa obeyed.
But aa this Pacba C Damascus has been the in
dividual through wlioe authority the evil has been
perpetrated, he eudcavoi to tuftsin the falsehood
by artifice.
And aa soon aa the edict came from Egypt, tlie
Christians, all being incited by (hir leadom, rose
against the Jens with reproaches, smiting bo:h men
and women with their Ots. Thry Maaphemed our
holy law in the streets and market laces ; took
from our synagogue the Taleth and Trpblin, and
put tbera on the dogs, and spoke aguiost the holy
Till at last the consuls at Damascus wrote the
Pacha, 'Why do this proceedings go on and you
be silent 1' Hi answered, 'How can I oppose such
a mulUuJe of Christians J I have no power
When the consul wrote this answer lo the Con-
sul-gcncial Neuinsi at Alexandria, he made it known
to Mahomrned Ali, wlu decreed that no Christian
should henceforth molest a Jew.
But the truth is, the Pacha here of Damascus ia
an enemy of the Jews, otherwise he would not have
answered thus when culled on (or protection) for
all the Chrixti.m aw considered by him as dog",
but he sets them nn ; and they depend on him, and
do aa they think fit in this matter.
Such ia thoir enmity, that one night they made
a Christian strong man diink wine, and armed him
and sent him to the Jews' quarter. He went into
one cour yi.rd quite furiou, with a drawn sword in
his hand, and said, ! come to kill many Jews, who
are all brasphemers aud viiliuns.' Tl.o Jews cried
bitterly for help. Thn guards who patrolled tho
city heard it, and the cry of murder; they were
going to seize him, but he said 1 saw this Chi Lilian
assaulliag you ; it is not my fault , the French
Consul, the associate of tho Governor of the city,
sent me.
They then sent him away free, and the intention
of this trouMer of Israel, this Consul Beaudin,
through whose means all this affair was brought
about, is, that the Jew shoulJ kill this Christian,
and he accused of another crime.
After this the Christian went to an old cemetiy,
which belonged to the Jews since A. M. 6,408, and
violated the graves, and etrcwed about the bones,
and look one of their corpse there and buried it.
The Jens I'i tt ily complained of-this, but reecivod
no rediess. They went awsy with anguish of
But still the Pacha in inciiing the accused to sign
a confcs.ii hi to what thry had admitted under tor
ture, for he tells them he is ceitiu they killed the
friar. But they all answer, 'All that which we have
spoken and confessed was in consequence of the
blow and tortures, and far be it from Us lo commit
murder.' And they asked my son, (who is consi
dered as a Mahoinmedan, which God forbid) 'What
do you say respecting this m.ittei 1 You have al
ready admitted you killed him.'
He answered and said, 'Wo Jews neither have
murdered, nor do we murder any one, an I blood is
an abomination and horror to us, and all we have
confessed waa only to cscapo torture.' 1
The Pacha answered, 'Why do you include your
self among the Jews! You belong to us.
My son answered, 'I am a J ;w, a son of a Jew,
and all that I have said hus been for fear and dread
of the cruel treatments you inflicted on me ; and I
entreated of you to kill me, to be released from your
hands ; and through pain have the evil words come
from my mouth.'
And of the Human, the chief Rabbi of the city,
he requested him lo sign the confession, saying,
You surely killed him.'
(Here follows the answer of the Rabbi, refusing
lo confess to a falsehood, which waa published in
the cxtiacta which apeared in TAe Sun.)
The Pasba then said. 'At least sign to this, that
by your law tho property of the Gentiles is allowed
to you.'
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a lie iit&oui miMwrreu, 'ii ia laiae. I
The Pacha answered. 'In the Talmud fas I am I
informed) it is said from Habakkuk, 'He saw and
spoiled the nations.'
The Rabbi said, 'This verae refer to the heathen
idolators, and the despoiling the Gentile is a hei
nous ciime.'
They then were taken back lo prison, till th or
der of the Pitch arrives, as to where and before
whom they are to be tried.
But those who are still alive are mutilated, as
they suffered tortures of a honihle nature, and they
were so injured, that they were all like the dead,
from the excruciating anguish f
O thou jealous and avengeful God, pour out thy
wrath on 'those evil doers,
Now we have heard the Consul-Genera! of
France in Alexandria haa sent his vice-consul to
Damascus, at the request of his Government, to in
vestigate this matter; but they have written fr.mi
thence that thia man is also an enemy of the Jews,
and ther fear there that he will iuclino to the evil
practice of the French consul, and to the leaders of
the Christians in Damascus ; and they write thence
(Alexandria) that Mahoiumud Ali bad idready ad
vised that all the confessions of the Jews, and that
all that has been written aguiiut them 'ill thia day,
are void, and investigation is to be renewed without
any torture whatever.
Aud we also hear that ibe English Consul there
has received an order from bis Government that he
hould go himself to Damuseus to try this matter,
nd they wrote also that nearly all the consuls are
friends of the Jews, except the French, who is still
an enemy ; and tho advice of miny of the heads
here is, that I should myself go to Paris to demand
that the case should be tried by them, and to do-
mulid that repaialion for the blood of the murd rod
men that huve hern tortured, and for those that
they have smitten, men and women, and for those
that they have despoiled. Bnt tiu'y I am feebie and
aged, and I wish to know the issue of the proceed
ings of i1iob persons who are to investigate, and I ahall know how to proceed. My heart bleeds
for this trouble, and I am old ; and all th great of
the ci'y (Ccnstajitinople) leave thoir properly and
home for the deliver nice of Israel. Iu the affair of
Rhode they do their best, wi.h the help of God, and
wuh the aiaiclance of the powers of Israel, and the
help of Mrsv. Rothschilds, judgment ha been
jiti nouticrd, in truth, in the Turkish court here ;
aud it is proved that it is all false and a calumny.
And now the Jew demand justice on their murder
eis and di spoiler for th.e that died under torture.
and for the women that they sfll tied, and 1511,000
piastiea damnge they Buffered in the affair; and
now they are trying te discover who is to remuner
ate them whether the French Consul, who is at.
ted lo have been the chief instigator, or th Pacha
of Rhode, who decreed all the evil. At all ever.u,
we trust that both will he d. placed, in order that
the Jew shall tuva peare, for they are all a holy
congiegation fearing God.
A letter ha been received from the estimable ea
se mlily of London, (God pie en it,) in answer to
, th appeal made by us, and they write us, that I hey
I will, with all their uihjht uud main, assial their
brethren; arid they have applied to the Govern
ment, and no doubt thereupon it proceed that the
English Consul goe lo Damuseus to try thia mat
ter, and through him the Consul of Rhode will be
displaced, so that the wirked may ceaae from trou
bling, and not afflict any more. ?
But lam now going to Alexandria losee the end
of this affair, and to assist my son. Look down
and behold if there are any wounds like our wounds,
ye chief men among the mighty in tho help of
God, and may th Loid fight for you, and return
th; trouble to our eneinie J and may four and dread
pursue thoso who ris up against us.
Constantinople, 17 Sivan. (lOth June) 6600.
To Mr. H. Lehren, Amsterdam."
Saoicd garments.
f Tho original text ha here been departed fronif
since the details were unfit for publication.
Saturday, September 19, IS IO-
Jam ('lahrb, of (ndiaiia, . .,
... r i i senatorial.
Geo. G. I.EirsH.of Do aware, J
1. Col. John Thomp
IS. Frederick Smith.
13. Charles M'Cbire.
t4. J, M. Gummell,
15. G. M.Hollenl aek.
in. Leonard Pfuutz..
17. J oh n Horton, Jr.
18. William Phil-on.
19. John Morrison.
SO. Westly Frost.
81. Dcnj. Atidorson.
33. William Wilkinr.
21. A. K . Wright.
34. John Fiudley.
35. Stephen Bailow
2. Benjamin Mifflin,
Frederick Stoevcr.
3. Win. K.Smith.
4. John F. !toinman,
John Dowlin,
Henry Myers.
Daniel Jacohy.
Jesse Johnson.
Jacob A 'de.
Geo. Chrihlman.
Wm. Shocner.
10. Ifeiuy Dohuff.
1 1' Heury Logan.
Hot. J. C. Bucheb,
Ukxj4mix Parks.
Jon M. FonarKR, y Daunhi;
v kr it .
II . IIUTTtll,
Miciiakl lU'itas,
Jacob Baab,
Hkrmas Alhicks.J
Pktkh Hat,
Joseph C. .Nkal,
Daviii Lts h, .,, .
11.11. VaxAMiuMei.S 1 IlUbl r-
roa pRnimT,
Mart In Van Ittircu.
mi vice par.jrnitiT,
Richard 31. Johnson,
roa eovEnnnn,
CirCii. lnvll II- Porter.
roa coaoaass,
Who had 14 votei in the Drnuieratic Delegation.)
(Who hud 13 vote in the Delegation.)
Neither candidate having a mnjority of the
whole, the Convention unanimously resolved they
would make no nomination but suffer each one to
run on his own merit. C. W. Hegin having re
ceived the highesi number of vote should; accord
ing to democratic usage be considered the choice
of the paily.
roR covtisMoins,
roa C05IIBKSS,
i Ainrroa.
QQ Persons having prospectuses wilt please to
send on the names of aubscribcr as soon aa possi
ble. We may poss.bly have omitted sending the
paju'r to aome wtio nave autiscrineu, wliicu we
ahull be glad to correct whun infuimed.
With Divine permission there will be a protracted
meeting held by thu Pre.htterian Congregation
worshipping in the Brick Church in Nor luiu'-er-land.
ervir4 to commence on Saturday morn
ing the 19th insi. at II o'clock. The Rev. W.T.
Spiole and oihei may be expecle I.
QJ" '1 he Svaavai Gatxa, under the command
of Captain William L. Dowart, were iut on pa
rade on Ssturday last. Thry male a fine an-
prarance, and marched exceedingly well. We
utt CapL Dew art will be enabled to increase the
number of its member, which We I clicve is all
that is wanting lo ui .ke il one of the fiuist Colnin
nie iu the neighborhood.
Cj- Charte Nayl, Ibe competitor of C. J. In-
geisull, baa declin. d bi iug a endidata for Con
giesa in Philadelphia. The Whigs have taken up
Morton M'Michael, a prvfrtsed ilemncral ut a prae.
lical whig, in the p'ac of Mr, Naylor. Mr. Nay.
lor, while in congress, seldom done any thing else
than sound his own praUe, which even hia h g
fiieuda lecame tirnd of hearing.
Sehuj Iklll Count) .
Tlie democratic paiiy of tin cjun y have
nalod John Weaver of Potlsvjlle, to represent lh m
in the Legislature. Mr. Weaver waa born, and
lived many yraia in this place. He ia a sound
democrat, and will make an honest and faithful i
lVontlerf til Discovery 1 1 1
The editors of tho Sunbury Gjzotte have actual
ly discovered a mare' m at, a full description of
which they have given in tlmir last paper under
the head of " Donnell and Dcwart oppoted to the
Shanwkin coal regiim."TUe good pooplo of this
place were actually durnWoOndod at thia wonder
ful dUoviry. They gazed wiih silent aloni.h.
tnent at the article in qu.stion, and wondered
whcthei the brain of on man was lufllcioiit to
give birth to an idea so original.
" And still they gazed, ami still tho wonder grew,
That one small head rhuuld carry all ho knew."
They could not believe so sublime a conception
could have emtnatcd from the cranium of a plain
and unpretending dainncral. No! no! it muM
have been some whig whoae mind ha been accus
tomed to wander in the airy region of fancy, who
draw upon hi imagination for fact and " give
to airy nothing a local habitation and a name,"
We should like lo huve a phrenological examina
tion of the author' head. The organs of con
struct ivencus and marvellounnrs must be prodi
gious, and uiot powerful in their operation no
thing short of a skull of most extraordinary strength
ami thickness could restrain and keep them in
their piuper place. We should not bo surprised
to see it recorded in the next chapter of accidi nta
in the Sunbury Gazette that the vigorous and active
brtiin of the author ha 1 burst il ccrttni nt," and
that a jury cf inquiry had, accordingly, returned
a verdict of "death by precocity of intellect."
Waking up the Wrong Paascnger t
A few day since a Jesse C. Horton and one of
hia friends wore driving through Augusta town
ship, they halted before the house of Mr M ,
a democratic farmer. Mr. M. and hi wife were in
the garden at the lime, when Jesse introduced him
elfin the following .manner :
Jesse. Hallo, there f I've come to ee whether
you are all lor Hrgine, or whether some of you
oinl a going for Horton.
, Mr. M. I am going for Hrgins, myself; how
my wife will go, I cant ay, signifying by a nod to
wards hrr, that he might put the question to
Jesse. Then you go for the big fay do you !
Mr. M. l don't know exactly what you meaa,
uules you aro alluding to the big pay of several
thousand dollars that Horton took from the gov
ernment as extra pay for carrying the mail, which
waa over and above what he was entitled to, and
for which he rendered the government no acrvicu
This, I think, is rather " big pay."
Jesse. Oh, but you don't underatand me, that
has nothing lo do with Horton s election now.
Mr. Af. -Yes, I think it has, beside Horton and
a company of hi friend have nuw a Lrge contract
on the canal, as every body knows, and they wai.t
to send him to the legislature so that he can vote
lo pay hitnxtlf and hia friemla ooj many thou
sand dollar, which they expect to mk out of
their contract. I don't think any contractor, who
i making all the money he can off the state, should
le sent to the legislature to help lo plunder the
Jesse. But why do you support Hegin ?
Mr. M Because I know Mr. Hrgins well, and
know him to be a goal democrat, while Horton,
they say, is opposed by nearly all the leading dem
ocrat on his own side of the river, excepting a few
who are inteirsted with him in hi contract,
Jesse. Aside to his friend. I begin lo believe
what my friend Dieffenbacher of the " Milon Led
ger" t"ld the Sunbury folk at the county delega
tion, that the people on thia aide of the liver had
no intelligence, but were a set of stupid follow,
and, with a crack of the whip he bid good morning
lo Mr. M. and set off to find some one more pliable.
Mr. M. did not know hia visitor at the time, whom
he saw a few day after in town, when he w
pointed out to him as the identical Jesse C, Horion.
J e-e will find that the people of Augusta and the
adjoining township are not so ignorant a his
friends would make them out to be, and that they
have at all events too much good sense to be hum
bugged by such stoiies as he and aome of hi
friends have been circulating against Charlc W
3 Q Q 3 0 Q
We have heard it whispered, that .here wdl be
an sffort made this winter, lo have the aeat of Jus
tice removed from Sunhury lo Northornber'and,
should ihis plan aucecd, il will be much mro con
venient for the citizens of the (oiks lo altemt t;ourt.
The Columbia county removal question will also be
up again. Put that and that together, and Horton
and Daniel Snyder will make a mighty fi t of the
rfj- W e copy the alsovo extract from the JIM-
toman. Hoiton and hia friends have, no doubt,
been making great promises what they would do if
be waa elected. Iu the next edition of the Sunbury
Gazelle we will, no doubt, see it aunounced that
as soon a Jesse C, Horton is elected out railroad
will be torn up and a new track laid to Northuui
beiland, upon which the two locomotive will be
placed, and our Court-House dragged by main
force to that place. But, seriously speaking, the
peop'e will hardly be alarmed by the threat or
promise of a man who ha lost the cnG lence of
his neighbor', an.) rtho relic for aupport uj oii
those where he is leant known.
Hor'on's friend i hdJ a meeting at Sham ki,i
lasl Saturday, Mr. Hcgiu's was there ami wi.hed lo
addiesa the mee iug, and ahow them the Journal
but Jo-no's liiends would not let him. Thry waited
umil he was gone, which wa iieaily aix o'c'oek
before they oigauized. Thrre were but 10 or 13
persona out of 30 that would have any thing to do
with the meeting' This moeting waa lo confirm
Hcrtou' nomination in Shamokin. Yet they know
that Hegin will have more lhan oue hundred of a
majority iu that township.
RkiiLT or Exriaiiacx. The I-cdgrrmau
says that, whistling does keep up the courage
aome ti me."
We have been informod that this flourishing
town, according to the lute census, already num
bers about five hundred inhabitant. Three year
go the aite of the town wa perfect wilderness.
We diktinct'y recollect, when Coal tow ship wax
erected, two or thiee year since, an objection wa
raisej that it contained but seventeen voles. It will
now poll about two hundred votes. The whole
number, with a very few exception, (not enough
form a corporal' guard for Jeee,) will, we are
glad to say, go for C. W. Hegin. Notwith-lnnd-ing
the pressure of the times, the town still run.
inuesto improve. Two anihr icil furnaces are
now under way and will be ready for blast early
next spring. With an abundance of coal and iron
in, under and surronnding tho town it must soor I
becomo a place of importance.
The Milton Ledger, not being able lo say any
thing favorable to Jesse C' !l. 'Ion, thinks the best
he can do for him, i to slander Charles W. He
gin. He stste in his last paper that Chap. W.
Hegin ha been slandering the Germans.
Now we tell the Ledger what we were obliged
to tell them last week, that they have ajain utter
el a wilful and deliberate falsehood, and that they
knew they were doing so when they published the
above slander. We regret that we are rompolled
to line such harsh language, but when men are so
utterly regardless of truth and character, we do not
see how we can pcandhly avoid it. Chorlea W. He
gins is descended from German parents, which is a
fact well known here, and will not be denied. How
then can any one Iselieve a charge so ridiculous,
But we will tell the German of thia county what
the editor of the Milton Ledger ha been frequent
ly accused of by those who know him, and which
he never could deny, and that is, that he became
ashamed of his Dutch name of Diejfenbach-er, and
now leavca off the " er" and writes it Dieffenliaeh,
which, he thinks, rounds a little more English.
The Sunbury Gazette hi copied thn above Un
der, knowing it to be uch. " Oh, shame, where H
thy bluh V
Should a Contractor be a Member f
It i well known that Jesse C . Hoiton has seve
ral heavy contracts on the canal, amounting lo up
Il will alxo be recollected a few year since, there
wa some difficulty and distuibsnce in the legisla
ture in const quence of several of tho member be
ing engaged in contracts on tho canal, and who, a
members, tat in tho house ot rcprecntttiv a lo vote
money into their own pockets. It created at the
time considerable excitement, and a law, we think,
wa psscd the same session, prohit iting any mem
ber of the leg'ndaturo from holding any contract on
the public woiks, a it waa likely to lead to fraud
and corruption to auffer them to vote money to pay
themselves. How then will Jesse C. Horton man
age the matter T Why, he will probably say that
he will anil out 1 Do you believe any such thing t
Would he throw away several thousand dollar he
expects to make out of the job 1 No. He will still
hold faat to the job, but hold it under the name of
some other person. Will the people agree to send
to the legislature a speeulating contractor who calls
himself a farmer, meiely because he was able to
buy a farm out of the " Extra pay" money he got
from the government, and which he never earned;
or will they agree to send a better man, who has
no other interests to attend to while thero lhan the
interest of his constituents.
Horton") Prospect.
From present appearances, we doubt if Jese C.
Horton will l able to carry two township in the
county. Hi own township, (1'oint) where he is
boat known, will give n decided majority against
him. A majority of the firm, unyielding demo
crats of that township are oppo-ed to him, and uot-
withstondii g he may endeavor to swell the num
ber by bringing men on his contract, he will come
from borne with a woful minoiity.
Judge Montgomery.
This gentleman, who has been struggling for of
fice for the last ten years of his life, and who,
through Governor Porter's friends was at last ap
pointed an associate judge for thia county, has been
the prime mover of the smatl faction that are deter
mined to force Jesse C. Horton upon the people.
This same grntlemin warmly applauded, and ap
proved of Gov. Porter' special message, until after
he received hia commission. Since that period,
forgetful of the dignity that should at all limes cha.
raclerize the Judge, he hua been pursuing his old
trade, in stiiring up distentions in the democratic
parly. Had "it not been f r his unwarrantable in
terference at the county delegation, the democracy
of Northumberland county would have unitid upon
aome cand dale. But ao, the Judge must hive
his man Jetse, and if th delegation would not agree
upon him, he would break up the delegation, and
foim a ticket in the forks lo suit himself, without
ever inviting, cr giving the people on this side the
least notice. And now, what does th's unasauming,
unpretending Judge dot Why he lelU the inde
pendent democrat of Northumberland county, that
a thry would not form a ticket at SunLury to suit
him, that he had called a few of his friends together
at M'Ewensville, and had ihcre formed a ticket to
uit hiuiself, and that if they do not now come up
to the, and aupMrt his ticket, he will brand
them aa traitors, federalists and whig. Will the
honest, independent democracy of North umberlsnd
county permit a political judge, a notorious distur
ber of the dem ocratic party, lo get together a few
of his fiiends at one corni r of the county, and there
nom'uaie a man every way unworthy and unfit for
ollice, and tell the democracy, not only of the folk',
but of the whole county, that they u.uut supKirl
his man 1 It w as suppose I by those who inleiested
themselves in ibe ppoinim.-nl of Judge Montgo
mery, that be would have eoma regard for Ihe "pu
rity of the ermine," when he assumed the duties
of that office, and that he would lay s da his for
mer occupation, a inconsistent with the high
character which the judiciaiy ahoulJ alwsy main-tain.
, He Van Write.
The village all declared how much he knew,
T waa Certuin he could write, and cipher too,
' GofclUMITB.
1 he fiiends of Jee C. Horion got up a toiy a
few day siace, that the Hegin men had repotted
that Horton could not write his name. No oonr r
had Jesse, on Saturday last, made hi appearance in
town, than hi escorted him up to Mr. B'
store. Mr. B. observed him coming, and handed
him a pen aa he trpcd in the door. Jepa seized
the little Weapon with a dcath-like grip, aa though
hi political salvation wa staked on the result, and
in the presence of several witnesses most positively
and absolutely wrote hi own name, with hi own
hand, on two different piece of paper, which hi
friends have now In possession, and keen as a eer.
tificat of his scholarship. Only think of that ! Jes
se C. Horton can actually write hia own nnm.
which Is more than ome of the king and noblemen
of England could do five or six hundred year ago.
Let the Milton Ledger, who say they have all the
intelligence on their side of the river, proclaim this
additional proof of their intellectual superiority. Let
the Sunbury Gazette insert It in larire eDitl, U
will be worth twenty uch atorie a published in
their last paper, slating that Dcwart and Donnel
aro going to destroy the value of their own coal
la. . . .
anus in Biiarnokm. And if this occular proof of
Jo-so's fitness to go to the legislature don't convince
the people, the Gazette ahould then call on the
Milton Ledger to stigmatize and abuse them as a sot
of stupid fellow. 1VII them thai you have at laat
discovered one grand qualificaUon, one grand reason
why they ahould aupport Jesse C. Horton ; that you
have nuw proof positive, that he can write hi own
name, and that he is therefore fit to represent the
people of NorthumlHsrland county in the next le
gislature. Qtwderat dtmmstrandum.
- Martin Van lluren.
We ask of our readers an attentive perusal of nn
article on our first page, on the character or Martin
Van Buion, by N. P. Tallmadgc, the present whig
Senator from the atate of New York. Mr, Tall
madge ia omong the number, who are now the moat
bitter in their denunciation against Mr. Van Buren.
How ho can reconcile hia present conduct with the
opinion and high regard he one entertained for
Ihe m in, we must leave for him to decide. It can
not be that he waa a stianger to Mr. Van Buron,
and did not know the man he was so highly eulo
gizing, for ho distinctly states in the speech ulladed
lo, that
"He is veil known lo us all. The iieople of this
state are familiar with his name, and with the ser
vic s he lus rendered lo his country. His reputa
tion is dear to ihem, and they will be the last lo
suffer it lo be larnished by f..ul aspersions, howe
er high or however low their origin."
In another part of the same speech, he most ef
fectually refutes lh foul slander upon Mr. Van Bu
ren, thai he waa opposed to the last war. Such
testimony from such a source, (for Mr. 'f allmadga
is one of the acknowledged whig leaders of the Uni
ted Slates Senate,) ia of immense importance, and
how fully doe he vindicato the character of Mr.
Van Buren. Ia speaking of the difficultiea encoun
tered by Governor Tompkina of New York during
mo last war, be ay :
iiu thaw Mabtix Van Blbx.v. Iii lujuta
ieabd iv rAVoa or movioino means An
to rai.D Ann clothe iii-r halv clad soldi hut :
Mr, Van Buren, it will be recollected, is a man
of bumble origin. He ha risen to distinction, and
the high station he now occupies, by his own ef
forts, without, the aid ot family or friends, assisted
only by a highly gifted mind, and an untiring in
uustry ; and yet, how little have his most violent
enemies been able to y derogatory lo hi high
character aud standing. How different was the fate
of General Harrisou 1 Born of distinguished pa
rents, ho bad none of those difficulties in early life
lo encounter. We have nothing to s.iv aaainst hia
character aa a soldier or a citiz-m. It is sufficient
that bis principles and the principles of those who
win most probslily form his csbinel, are not those
for which the democratic party have alavaye con-
llauk Kefbrui.
It is asserted by the opponents of Mr. Hrgins,
that he waa opposed to a reform of the present
banking system. We again publish the bank bill
which passed the House of Representatives, and for
which he voted, to show that ihe assertion is a
false a Ihe many othor thinga which are circulated
to injure him. Thi. bill contains just auch reetrc
tions as the deinocral'c parly desire, and it will be
ren was passed by a party voto.
The domination.
It is well known that ihe County Convention,
nol being ab'e 1 1 make a nomination, agreed that
each candidate might run on bis own merits, Hor
ton got a few of his friends together in the forks,
and had himself nominated, contrary to the usage
of the party, and now attempts to palm himself oil"
a the regularly nominated candidate. Hegins had
the highest vote in the delegation, and might easi'y
have ga'hereJ a few of his friends together and had
himself nominated, but he preferred to abide by the
decision of the convention. Which, we ask, has
acted most tike a democrat. The on who submits
lo ihe decision of the county c mvenii, n, or the
one who gets himself nominated hi on corner of
the county, without coosujtiug the other part of the
county about it 1
fXj We invi e Ihe attention of our readers lo the
articld signed " Juxtict' puhtidied a few week
since iu the Milton Ledger. It will show most
conclusively that Mr, Hegins, whenever the que,
tion'caine up, always voted against the extra pay.
He had previous'y opposed the extra session as ex
pensive and un necessity, aud always endeavored I.)
cxpedilx the buines of the legislature. Hi trieud
t well know that bis time at house was WuilU mora
than the salary he recivej.