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THE FARMER'S DEPARTMENT.
- COBBETT"S CHALLENGE.
• INDIAN CORN IN ENGLAND.
To all tho Yankees • the Face of the Earth. .1
1 , , William CobbelL, of Kensington, old
England, hereby °Miro bet any Yankee
'the-conditions of which bet are as
follows. First; that the said Yankee_ shall
plant an acre 'of corn next spring in one
piece, and that I will plant an acre of corn
inEngland, that the said Yankee shall have
his acre standing and growicig in some place
within ten miles distance of the Court house
of New York, that when he,shall declare it
to be ripe, Dr. Mitchill of New York, his
country-man , i `or in case of inability in him,
Mr. John Tredwell of bing Island, shall
go and ascertain from the measuring of a
square rod,. impartially taken, how much
corn he has standing upon his acre, and
that the said Yankee shall appoint one-of
his countrymen residing ia.„England, to
comein like manner, anti take , an account
of the amount of my crop, that the parties
shall communicate to us severally the a
mount -of the crop in America, ' and the at
mount ofthe crop in England, that if the A
merican judge's account of. the Yankee's
crop exam:ls-that of mine, Dr. Mitchill or
the other kidge shall draw upon me for the
R.1:00*-through. Mr. John Harris of New
• . ill pay the bill, that if the con
trary be the result, the said Dr. Mitaiitil, or
Mr. John Tredwell shall see the £lllO paid
to Mr. John Harris on my account.
That there may be no dispute about big
corn or little, and the difference or amount
atftiti; or the difference there is in great
corn or small corn in filling 'the bushel, the
question shall be decided by weight of shel
' , isitosay- f erod-olgioundshall
have the ears taken off, husked and shelled
upon the spot, and then weighed, and the
question be decided by the weight.
_ Now lam perfectly serious in this chal-
Ue and I do it to convince the people of the
. that we can grow , as good corn as
they, and even greater crops. - They have
always said to me that CORN
. was the only
thing wanted to make ENGLAND the finest
country,in the world, and this is to convince
them that we have got I desire . Mr.
George Woodward of New York to put this
into the American Newspapers. Another
Condition is that any* one accepting the
challenge must communicate that fact and
declare the spot where the acre of land is
to Mr. Woodward before the first day of
May next - and Mr. Woodward must bo
satisfied - I%d the .
- party Owing, will pay
the £look at once.
The Umpire appointed to judge of my
crop, must be one that Dr. Mitchill, Mr.
Tredwell, pc Mr. Woodward Will'be an
swerable for in point of integrity.
From the New-York Constellation.
Opinions of .7reellilication.
We are not going to burn our fingers with
politics; nor are we going to express any o.
pinion of our own on the very popular theme
of nullification. But it happened to us, in
one of our late — mimbles through the om
mercial Emporium, to overhear a very cu
riot's conversation--on that- particular-subject_
—Which, as it contained ideas both, novel
and various, we will take the liberty to re
late-'-Tor:-the--benefit-et our -readers—The'
4teene-was-a-zoffie.banse of ordinary resort;
mut the . speakers were a Cockney retailer of
tiry goods, an Irish grocer, a Dutch farmer,
and.an.A.metican_bstice of . Peace. Each
QM , had before him his favorite liquor, to
" wit: the EnglrirtiaVin, - TiTitlx
mom, his whiskey punch; the
his blackatrap; and the Justice of Peace his
The Irishman, lifting his eyes from a
nOwspaper on which he had been industri
ously poring, broke out with--i"Tha divil
bunt this hard word It sticks ift‘my throat
for all the world like a great crooked para.
tie.. I can make nayther head nor tail to it
• —nor swallow it up nor down—nor git it
any which way at all atlll—bad luck to it !"
"Wat ish de word" asked the Dutchman.
"That's what I'd like to be afther know
"Well, yust thpell it to me, can't ye, and
I'tlbronounce you wat it ish."
"Thank ye, sir,—Mine-hair I mane-4
know the pronounciation of it as well as your
cunself; or any other man in the seven king
dome--I dont care who the tether is. Nil
licumfadion is the word: but the difinition
is what I can't git round jist."
"The definition !" exclaimed the Cockney
--"wy, you fool, Pat—notilikation is a her.
tiole of Southern manufacture,
got up in
hop position to the_cog2n.mills ofNew-He4
land in the State New.Ampshire. I hunder
abl rather it is my himpression—that
they clothe their niggers - With it."
“There you're out, Misther, axin your
out r interrupted , the Cockney fiercely
.;,... 4 0Vat I been to South Carolina in the state
ttr, South-Hamerica, and dont I know hall
• alai* h?"
our pardon once more; Misther,
• take t h e lave to inquire what kind of
41.01610-smay he thinaggera wear, When they
iiiiked ast they're born into the world f as
triffibli ing?rmagl they , do all Along at
"Naked said the Justice of Peace—"l
wander -,at . kind 0f , .6011 - authority they
have itr them are parts,..to allow of such in-1
decent piactiees. - They'd soon get a wail
rant against them for such nilversations, it:
. had me to deal wish.'. It's disgrace
to the immunity." -
"Wy, for dat matter," said the Dutchnian,
"de placks ish notting more as a kind o'ent
tle4 mit two leeks inslitetal of fi)ur; and it islr
monies trown away .to put clothes -on deir
packs. But dat ish py no means wat ish
untershtoot py Nulligation. I be's acquaint
lit dat shmall kreat man Misi►ter Van Pu
ren, de metnper of Congress - wat has kone
ofer de water for a minishter to breach to
George de tird—and shun, I oughts to know
wat !mitigation means, It ish nutting at all
like .de neegar clothing, any more as a
Dutch cheese is like an Irish bodado."
"liindeed!" said the Cockney—"then I'd
hax what it is- , ---landlord, fetch me another
pot of beer--I'm hopen to conviction."
"Well den I will dell you mine opinion.
Nulligetion ish like a kreat wetch or cleaver,
wat shplits tings topieces, yust as we shplits
de_ locks in de woots; and it will shplit de
country pymitl py in a tonsand pieces. I)at
ish wat I untecslstants py nulligation." •
"'That is something near the mark," said
the Justice of Peace,, gravely stroking his
chin—"but not exactly the thing. If I un
derstand it right—and, ahein! 'I think I do,
or ought to at least—Null/faction is a kind
of statue or law, passed at the last Congress
of the Southern States, for the express'pur
pose of abrogating or proroguing the people
of the North. ••• Hut it's my opiniOn they
might as well blow their breath against a
liarrykin as - ti) undertake any such - business;
Porogue"these states, with more than ten
hundred thousand- people in 'emll=--landlord;
I'll take another glass of toddy, with a toast
ed cracker in it—porogue these states !
Why . New York alone would 'blow their
witah nation to pieces ln the whist - 1111g of
"Plow deir nation !" exclaimed the Dutch
man, mine Gott ! I tinka (ley would in de
snapping of a wip. Wy, Misther Yustice,
I declare, as sure as I be's a Dutchman, I
can Lick tree Sondem mens yust as easy as
I can take down dis plackstrap," raising the
lays to hift_mouth__—_±_eghl m ish not a
drop here—you lantlort, fill mine klaso tam
suple. I be's dry as a kraven hnmitch."
"Ifso be , " snia the Irishman, you're after
a little bit of fighting, or the likes of that,
I'm the boy fur , ye. Dant I whip Phelim
013rian last night, and knock: down three
"You did !" started up the Justice—"l
must take you into custody for a breach of
"Is it me that broke the piece?"
"Did'ut you say so just now?"
" rrwasi that axed the question my mu
"Oh, that alters the case."
"Don't it now? I'm not the lad' to be af
ther confession to a priest of the law. That
would'nt be christian dalin; and if I'd bate a
hundred men I'd niver spake of it at all be- .
fore the likes of you. But consarnin this
same nillicumfaction, this paper informs me
it prevails vary much at the South--and I'm
consatin it's a bit of a disase, vary much like
the Ingen collery morbas, that's cuttin down
the Rushins on the tother side of the wather."
"Really, gentleman," said the Cockney,
'l'm surprised at your hignorance. I thought
hevery body knew that nullification was a
Southern manufacture wat they clothe their
niggers on. What say you, landlord, han't
The landlord, thus appealed to, declared,
that for his part he had'. never examined in
to the subject particularly; but he believed
it was a kind of a sort of a cold-water socie
ty, g_ot up for the disgraceful purpose of
driving rum, brandy, gin, and all other good
liquors/ into non-existence:, and that being
the case, he gensidered it the bounden duty
of every good citizen 16 restst at the - very
- This sentiment was applauded to the skies
by the whole company; and
,each one insist
ed, that, though all other liquors should be
should be exempted--frem--thegeneml Ate.
And finally, nullifictition • whatever it migiit
be, was un , oted to be a great bore,-
and not to bit 'W ed in a free country.
The President's message MIS received in
Baltimore in two hours, in Now York in fif
teen hours, and in *Boston in forty-eight
hours, atter its publication. ' - •
When forced to part from thotie we
Though sure to meet to-morrow,
We yet a kind of anguish prove,
And feel a touch of sorrow:
But oh: what words can paint the fears
When from those friends we sever,.
Perhaps to part for months—for years—
Perhaps to part forever! •
A tarifFconventioni,e to be held in Cincin.
natti Ohio, on the 2d`'-day of January noxt.
he late sudden and .severe weather has
e.W4 - great distress in our cities, where
wood is very high and scarce: There is a
wide field for the tender offices of_Charity.
VIRGINIA.—We have received a copy of
the message ..of governor Floyd, to the legii !
lature of that state, at the opening of itg sea.:
sign. . The governor takes strong 4round
against the general. government,' and accu
ses the President of the United Statec
sanctioning divers isurpations 91:the rights
of the states. He'..says;_ also, tha et
"it is *tl
now strongly insinuated that the states 4[in
diVidually, ho'nhviouglyorneans] cannot inter
pee to arrest an uncaristifutionarineasure."
And , "if tai,"he says,. "tiler" , is alio a dY. no
limit to fedral powert"
If not, so, we take leava to add, there is ben
federal pouvr,..nor-tiny federal government,
come again.—Nat. InteNigencte•
Tk D . V
I , 22„actilre
C unix ET -31 ViLIF
1111ETURNS his grateful acknowledg
-411-11' inent3 for the very liberal eneoural4o
meat %ditch has heretoli►re been extended, to
him, and revectiiilly Worms them that he
STILL CONTINUESrn , SHOP AT TIIE OLD
STAND, IN CD AM ItEItSIW/D: STDEHT,
where he is prepared to execute the neateid& moat
Which he will warrant ratum., if not su-
PERIOR, to any in the place.
A general and extensive assortment of
Mahogany, Maple and Cherry
And of a quality,which he only asks an ex
amination to be pronounced supnamit.
CCTIEs prices are reasonable and suited
to the present times. Purchasers will - save
by calling at his , Ware-house before they
Kr - All kinds of LUMBER and COUN
TRY PRODUCE will he taken in ex
change thr Work—foe which the highest
Mr - He deems it unnecessary to notiee,par.. 4
tieularly, that he is always prepared to
make COITINS, as from his long,
practice in the business, and strict attdn•
tion, he preSumes it generally known. and
flatters himselithat, from the general satis
faction his work has given, ho will continue
-to-receivea-share of patronage.
Gettysburg, November 8, 1831.
CU Mat MAKIN G,
Mouse and Sign Pailating,&c.
The Subscriber respectlidly infbrms the
tizens of Gettysburg tut(' its vicinity,
THAT TIE HAW OPENED A SHOP,
In Chanthersburg Street, nearly. opposite
Mr. Forry's Tavern, .
FOR MANUFACTURING AND REPAIRING
CHAIRS, - * C.
7 7 -
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
House and Sign rainting,
TVR l rrialrG, •
OF ALL KINDS,
Neatly &expeditiously executed at all times.
As he has lust commenced .business in
this place, he hopes, by making good work
on reasonable terms, to merit and receive
a liberal share of public patronage.
WILLIAM C. MARTIN.
November 29, 1831. tf-34
TO MY CREDITORS.
TARE NOTICE, that I have applied to
the Judges of the Court of Common
Pleas Of Adams county, for the benefit orthe
Insolvent laws, and that the said Judges
have appointed Monday the 23rd day of Ja
nuary next ; 41r the hearing-of .me and. my
actlitms, at the Court-Imnsciat/tc , bo
of Gettysburg, where you may attend if you
think proper. ..
--December-13 1831. 4t-30
SIX CENTS REWARD.
HI ANAWAY from the subscriber living
.A., in New Oxford, Adams county, Pa. on
the 10th inst. an indented apprentice to the
Carpenter trade, named PETER RASER.
,caution all personsfr harboring
or employing said apprentice; 'for, as he ab . °
scuts himself from me 'without any just
cause, I will positive proiecute all those who
may harbor or employ him in defiance of
this notice. The above reward-will be paid
kn. his delivery.
JOS PH_ MARTIN.
November 15 1 1831.
Aidice is hereby Given,
To ALL persons concerned, that the
final Account ofJahi. Aidabizugh and
Martin Clunk, Tripteesi of THOMAS
HARRISON, is filed in tie Prothonotary's
Office of Adams Coutityvill be-con
finned at the next adjourned Court to be
held at Gettysburg on tie 27th of Deeini•
ber rose., if no objections, •
GEORGE %MAIL Proth'y.-
December 6, Is3l. 40-35
TO WilE CRIB — WIT OR •
rICIAKF I ,,NOTICE, tint I have eapplied
jo the Judges of thWourt of Common
pleas of Adams Couoty l foi-the benefit of
the Ins dvent laws, and dal the said JUdges
have' awn ted Tuesday 4e 27tlsof Decent
bier inst. for the heaiing timO and my ere&
tarn, at the Eoart.housa u the Borough of
(4etribtirg, whet& you oily attend Y 1 •
think Ploi)or t • •
• WILLIAM REIELY. ,
Depeinbor 1143 t. , e-1 7 •
3. 011111.131%1 1 ,.
• OF _FOR_BA LE,
At the old stand a few doors South. of Mr.
JameS Gotirley's Tavern, Baltimore
A FRESH AND OgNERAL 1311.111X_ OF
art.ter ux.tT (a2J - Paa
Paints Itliye-Stfitpt. 1-111 ,
ANoNG WHICH, AR} THE FOLLOWING :
DRUGS & I%IEUICII ES.
;Ether " t'aslor
Aseatirtida ot Sweet
Anthnony " Cnbeha
Balsam Copaiva "
Ilerax crude and refined , " Juniper
Blue Pill " Opium
Curb Ferri Rhubarb
" Ammonia Red Precipitate
" Magnesia Snake Root
Cream Tartar Sal Ammoniac
Gum Gu iuc
Lngwood chipped Indigo
Redwood • Allum
Lithar e ,tre
Fustic Red Saunders
Camwood Red Tartar
Turmeric &c. &c. &c.
-- PATEN 'l' 311 4 1113TerNES: —
[lnternam; Drops 31edicamentiun
Balsam De Malta lutes Tooth ache drops
Cephalic Snuff Dyot's
Mixer Paregoric " Lyon's
" Vitriol " Fisher's
Eye water " Elooper's •
Essence Cinnamon " Anderson's
" Lemon Opodeldoc
Godfroys Cordial - Ay. 4c. .
KT - The above articles he will sell as
low for cash, as can he had at any other
shop in the phice.
September 20, 1831.
DOCT. S. DX. TUDOR,
O FFilltS his Professional services to the
public generally, and can always be
found at his hither's residence, at the house
formerly occupied by James Morrisson,
within one mile and a: half of Hampton.
Fair Molint, June 14, 1831. tf-10
TO OUR CREDITORS.
TAKE NOTICE, that we have applied
to the Judges of the Court of Common
Pleas of Adams county, for the benefit of the
Insolvent laws, and that the said Judges
have appointed - Monday the 2:ird day of
January next, for the hearing of us and our
creditors, at the Court : house in the borough
of . Gettysburg; where you ►nay attend. if
you think proper.
GEORGE WINEMI LLER,
of Gern►any township.
of Berwick township.
December 13, 1391. 44-36
CAME to the enclosures of the subscri
ber, in Cumberland township, in the
county of Atlams - ; -- two-stray4- 1 , 7
STEERS, about 2 years old, 's')/!1, 4 : 1 . , •
one a brown colour, and the • lit l ;
other a red with a white streak .
ear. The , nforesaid cattle came to the en
c trArres of the subscriber - sometime about
the tith of this month.. The owner is desir
ed to come forward, prove property, pay
HENRY BISHOP. •
Novemberl3, 1891. 40*-32
PrbaROPOSA LS to publish a Monthly Literary
and Political Magazine, to be entitled "A.
inerican Annals ataL Repository of Polities, Sci
ence, and lag/At:de." liy ST En( 102 SI N 1 1 .8911.
In order to separate from the influence
of.mere party views, the political events
and)istory of the Times, the Editor pro
poses to publish the above work, on terms
accessible to every render. It shall be is
sued in 211ortilely numbers of between 70
and 80 pages, at $4 per annum—payable
every six niontlis--'-er, $1 per quarter-but
no subscription will be, received for less
than one year. It is contemplated to issue
the first. numbers on the Ist of January, if
sufficient patronage is extended to the un
dertaking.. The following synopsis will ex
hibit the character,,,of the proposed iVlaga
I.,,lmportant State papers.
2. Ahsthicts—or condensed briefs ofother Po
3. Condensed Statistical Tables. •
4. A Review of Political History, for the Month.
Movoulents of Parties,
5. A.rogular and methodical-abstract of For
6. Domestic Intelligence.
7. Extraordinary Crimes and Carrtlties, con.
nested with moral and phitosophical reflections.
S. Agrieultural—'echeifical—and Scientific
-It iacontemplated to ronke this Magazine
a valuable Book of reference to all clams
of society,. anclAcen 111'011 parties.
;To sabseribenitothe(peensylvania Whig
the Magazinetkwill only be charged at $3
pal.atiner--traikibg two volumes, in" the
earc , of 400 pages each:
a. SYhiladelphiz4 , •
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MTAi7.BN L 1). LUZ2aI;S
Respectfully infoims the public that he htus
• • removed to his
New Shop in Chambersburg Street, a few
doors West of the Court pou.s.e,
WHERE HE IS PRERARED TO
Make, Trita l and Repair
OP - I3VERY DESCRIPTION,
SAD 414 DLES,
Portmanteaus, Harness, Trunks,
and every other article in his line of busi
ness, with neatness, durability and despatch.
lie returns his thanks for past encourage
ment, and shall endeavor to merit acontia
uance of the same.
July 26, 1831. tf-10
%'IC 'R. .4,1 Z• C OW %.
CiAME to the plantation of the subscri
ber,‘-) in Cumberland township, Adams
- county, some Mae last month, 2
ono 'of them -- pa-rtly
vim. 41 white, with a few red spots—
the other red, with . w RA spots
on her forehead°, short tail, apparently hea
vy with calf. The owner is de4i red to come
forward, prove property, pay charges and
Desember 0, 1821. 4A-Sir
Weir Yt A.X.
CIA ME to the plantation of the subscriber
'‘.-J in Cumberland township, about 1 mile
Wept of the Borough of Gettysburg, some
•s September last, 1:0-11:1-1
SHEEP, three Ewes and one A,V.
Ram—two of the Ewes are with- Allitp
out • ear mark; one of them has
horns—the Ram has both ears cropt offand
has horns—the Ewe has a crop_ off the. left
ear—fhe Ewes are young, the Ram-is-old.
The owner is. desired. to come forward,
prove porperty, pay charges and take them
away. - - JACOB HERBST.
I I-2 4
For publishing in the City of Washington,(D.C.)
aAC woek ly newspaper, entitled
The Republican Herald,
To be devoted to Polinca and Literature.
AS a brief outline of the principles which .
this paper will advocate is due to the
public, it may be sufficient to state that it
shall be guided by the great political land.
marks erected by Mr. Jefferson to protect
our republican institutions from the evils of
accumulated power and coritiption,,to.pre
serve to the people and the States that e
quality or political rights which marks the
spirit of the age, and which alone can per
petuate the blessingi of liberty, harmony,
and peace, and secure to the "greatest
number the greatest possible - happiness."
'lVlten these objects are lost sight of, the
interest's of the people are sacrificed to
gratify the ambition of their rulers. For
if the justice and protection due to allegi
ance be withheld from tlie citizen, distrust,
jealousy, and contention must prevail. '
It will oppose every cabal and associa
tion; no matter of what denomination, by
which had men Can secretly coitilline and
' rftiftitle-aft-tite-eallatirtittiol44-10.3XS eft lie ha nil,
poison the sources of justice, prostrate tai
nts araLpatriotisin, and shield the vicious
from the punishment due to their crimes.
If ever Secret Societies were productive of
beiiefit - iii nitinlefiid,ll, &ail' MAY Itive - lieetir
in the dark ilgesofdespotism, when the lib
erty of speech itself was held 'hythe fmil
tenure of tyrants will. In this age, in this
country, where the, capacity and right of
self-government aro practically conceded to
the'people, the only peaceable and eonstitu
tional mode by wh ch the vicious tendency
of "Secret Societies" can be averted, is an
earnest appeal to the rott , on of intelligent
freemen and to the ballot box. The great
end of this papo therefore, will be to de
velop and extdlW• the principles here laid
down; and ire order more eflbetually to se.
dare this object, it will adiocate the election.
of WILLIAM WIRT to the Presidency, •
and . AMOS ELLMAKEIt to the Vice.
Presidency, of the United States: •
• In advocating the election of the patri- .
ots and statesmen to the first o sin the
gift: of a free people, we cheris the princi•
ples•for which we 'contend, and present to
our- 'countrymen candidates possessing a
combination of intellectual energy and purl,
ty of character, which will secure pettee.am)
harmony, and reflect honor on-our common
'country. .. . .. ... .
A portion of the.columns of the ftctPitbli•
can Herald shall be devoted to literature '
and the progress of the arts and sciences* "
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early' day , tlze - Committee of correefOtt
ence organized for that purpose, and'othent
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