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BY ROBERT *MIDDLETON. •
The sptikyi bpi
. habitants of(
THAT lIR HAS ON HAND
AN ELEGANT ASSORTMENT OP
CZAIP.O & BZIN3TEAZO,
WARRANTED TO BE OF TILE BEST QUALITY,
And will be sold on accommodating terms,
at his Stand in South Baltimore street and
next door North of Mr. David Little's Coach
Factory. He also'returqs thanks to former
customers, and hopes they may not find it to
their disadvantage to cdntinue their favors.
HOUSE 'tSz SIGN PAINTING
will be'done in the best manner, and
Of every description, as above.
HUGH. DEN WIDDIE.
March 9, 1831. 4t
S',ll . 3ipi 0:1F;litil. ii;L(4l
The subscriber respectful) informs the citi
zens of Gettysburg and its vicinity,
THAT lIVIS MAKING, AND PREPARED TO
MANUFACTURE', ALL KINDS Ott_
iv IT, vt: 1,3 it lE.
lIIS LINE OF BUSINESS IN .A .SUPERIOR. STYLE,
At Mr.,Hugh Denwiddie's Shop, in South
Baltimore street, and next door to Mr.
David bittle's Coach Factory.
Ile hopes that those wishing to purchase
will do themselveS and him the favor' to
call and- examine his work before they
KrcoprirTo made to order at the
shortest notice. .
S TM P.
March 9, 1831:
LAND VIAL SALE.
gN pursuance of an Order of the Orphans'
Court of Adams county, will be exposed
to public sale, on the premises,
On Tuesday the 22d day of March inst.
: - Situate in Cumberland township,
Adams county, adjoining lands of
1V rtiu Hollibaugh, fohn Blocher and o
thersi,Conticiiniug FIFTY=T WO - ACR - ES
more or less,,, on which are erected
And Log Barn, &c. There is a yohng,Or
chard on the-farm; also, a spring of water.
—and Rock creek runs alone , the farm—
To bo sold as the Estate of SAMUEL. M.
to-commenceat-12 M.-w ken
attendance will be . given, and the terms of
sale made known by • •
ALEX'R CAMPBELL, Adm!r.
•By the. Court, •
JOHN B. CLARK,
March 9, 1831. is-46
- PIUBILIC %ALLY..
IN PURSUANCE of an Order of the
Orphans' Court of Adams County, will
be exposed .to sale by public; vendue, op
...Friday the 18th day .of March" next,
nov AIN A.lqlll,
ituate in Ilarniltonbann township, Adams
county, bounded by lands of Moses Sea
brooks, Solomon Young, Walter Smith and
otherg, containing -
132 Acres,. more or less:
It is covered With thriving young timber,
consisting principally of Chesnut, Pine and
Locust—Late the estate of JOH N 130 M
GARTNE It , deceased. 0 - Sale to com•
memo at 12 o'clock, M., on the premises-
Attendance givenond terms made known,
bY NICHOLAS B. SHRIVER;
By order of the Court, Adm'O.
• AO lAN B. CLARK,' Clik.
February 16, 1831.• • 4t-41.5
" IMMEDIATELY, A GIRL, capable of
- nursintror taking care of children—
liberal wages Will be given -for such an one:
Further - informatlowogn behad,by address
in g . a-note to I " i r t 2.7 atyl MR at this office
-War-eh 51,,1831- 40-48
Pireepts perib. !veii to
to inforni the.in
nd its vicinty,
" 'Tis no use talking to me, mother, I
will go to Mrs. P--'s party to-night, if!'
die for it—that's fiat ! You know as well as
I do, that Lieutenant N— is to be there,
and he's.going to leave town to-morrow—so
' up I go to dress."
"Charlotte, why will you be So Obstinate?
You. know how poorly you have been nll the
week, and Dr. ---- says late hours are the
worst thing in the world for you."
"Be persuaded for once, now, I beg! Oh
- dear,, dear, - what a night tOo—it pours with
rain, and blows a perfect hurricane! You'll
be Wet and Batch cold; rely on if: 'wine
now, wont you stop and keep me company
to-night? That's a good girl!"
"Some other night will do as well for that
you know, for now I'll go to Mrs. P—'s
if it rains cats d dog y. So up—up—up
I go !" singing jauiitiY.
"Oh she shall dance all 4ressed in white, so lady
Such were, very nearly, the words, and
such-the—mane:et—in-which -Miss J
-expressed her determination to act in defi
ance of her mother's wishes and entreaties.
Sho was the only child of her w4dewed mo
ther, and had 'but a few weeks fidore, com
pleted her twenty-sixth ye r, with yet no
other prospect before her Ur ' bleak rriisingle
blessedness. A weaker, in
and; conceited creature never breathed—
the, torment of her amiable parent, the nui
sance of her acquaintance. Though her
ed, sufficing .barely iii:nable. than tondain
tain a footing in what is cialedthe middling
genteel class of.society, this yoiing-wothan
contrived by some means or other to grati
fy her penchant for dress, and gadded about
here, there, and every where, the most
showilYdreaSefl per Sen in the neighborhood.
Though far from being even pretty-faced,
or havincr ° any pretensions to a good figure,
for she both stooped and was skinny, she
'yet believed herself 'handsome ; arid by a
vulgar, flippant forwardness of demeanour,
especially when in mixed company, extort
ed such attentions as persuaded her that o-'
there thought so. _
For one or two years she had bean an oc
casional patient of mine. The settled pal
lour, the sallowness Of her complexion, con
jointly. with other symptoms, evinced the ex
istence of a liver complaint; and the last
visits I had paid her were in .consequence
of frequent sensations of oppression and pain
in the chest, which clearly indicted-some
organic disease of her heart. I saw enough
to warrant me iu warning her mother of the
possibility . of her daughter's sudden death
from this cause, and 'the imminent peril to
which she exposed herself hy dancing, late
houirs, &c.;, but Mrs. 's'remonstran
ces, gentle .and affectionate as they, always
were, were thrown away upon her head-
It was striking eight by the church clock,
when Miss Jr *humming the words
of the song , above mentioned, lit - her harn
ber candle . by, her mother's, and withdriw
to her room to dress, soundly rating the fer
vent girl by the way, for not having starch
ed some article or other which she intended
to have worn that evening.. As her toilet
-Was usually a long. and laborious business
it did not occrigilin much surprise to her mo
,ther,--wilo-we.s, sitting by the fire in their lit
,fle' Odour reading some book of devotton,
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DUCIT AMOR I'ATRLJ PRODESSE` CIVIBUS-"-THE LOVE OF MY UOONTRY LEADS MR TO BE . OP ADVANTAGE TO MY FELLOiII-CITiERNS." -
'Prom various gardens cull'd with care."
Friim the Lady's Book.
THE COLUMBIAN. HARP. 7;
Wake! sweet harp of the wild-wood shade !
Shake the green moss from thy golden string;
The Dryads arc dancing in every glade,
And fairies aro drinking at cverrspring !
Long, 'neath the arches of living green,
Mute and unhonour'd thy chord has slept;
While the winds of sunnner have .breath'd in vain
Nor wak'd a tone as across they swept .'
A world is round thee as yet unsung,
And Echo waits in her thou Sand caves,
To send the glad'anthem her hills-among,
O'er laughing vallies and dancing ., waves. -
Wake! though no Baron shall list to thee,
'Mid the sculptur'd pride of his ancient hall;
Wake . thy . sonk;tbr the bold and free,
O'er the battle's tip like a tympet call.
Tell to the lisVni F ng world, that hero
Spreads the broad realm of the bravo and good;
Lasting as lyaven's ettlagent sphere—
Gon'rouS and free as the rolling Hood. • • !
Then plaintively murmur a gentler strain,
Pour on the Zephyr thy noteof wo,
Till Beauty shall ocho the sigh again,
And the tear of Pity brim o'er to flow.
When, on their own pure battleground,
Thy sons 'shall muster with gleaming steel;
Raise to tho heavens thy lofty sound—
Sill& the firm earth with thy martial peal.
1 . % i''Withe lOU eeTioes of ev'ry Yale—
Call the froe from their mountain-home—
From rock, from 71en, and from lowly dale—
From their ibrest-lair by the torrent's foam !
But where the last freeman sinks in death,
And dying drops on tho bloody . plain;
Blond thy last wail with his parting breath,
And wake not a note, my harp, again !.
Diary of a Physician.
PEATII . AT THE TOILET.
WIEZ . N . I2CIDIM 124 11tp110532,9
that the church chimes announced the first
quarter Past 9 o'clock,without her daughter's
making her appearance. The noise she had
made over-head_in walking to and fro to
her drawers, dresling-table, Sze,Luid, ceased
about half an hour ago, end her mother sup
posed she was then
„e,ngaged at her glass,
Adjusting her afi'd pre paring her com
" Well wonder what can make Charlotte
so very daretlil about her dress to-night!"
exclaimed Mrs.' removing her
eyis from the-book and gazing thoughtfully
at the fire ; "Oh! it is because young Lieu
tenant N is to be there.
was young myself once, and its very excu
sablo in Charlotte---.-heigho !" She heard
the wind howling so dismally without, that
she drew together the coals of her brisk fire
and was laying down the poker, when the
clock of— church struck the second
quarter after nine.'
"Why what in the world can Charlotte
)e doing all this while?" she again inquired.
She listened—"l have not heard her move
for the last three quarters of an hoik;
call the maid, and ask." She rung the bell,
and the servant appeired. .
"Betty', Miss-J is not gone yet, is
"La, no, ma'in," replied the girl; "I took
up the curling-irons only about a quarter of
an hour ago and she, had'put one of her curls
out; and she said that she should soon be
ready. She's burst her new muslin dress
behind, id that's put her into a way,
"Go up to her room, then,.l3etty, and tell'
her it's half past nine o'clock," said Mrs.
J—. The servant accordingly went
up stairs, and knocked at the bedroom door
once, twice, thrice, but received no answer.
TheKe, was a dead silence, except when the
wind shook the window. Could Miss
have fallen ay e leep ?- Oh, Impossible ! The
servant knoce'ti again, but unsuccesSive
lv as befbre. She Became a little fluster- .
ed.; and after ay.moinent's pause, opened . the
door, and entered. There was Miss J—,
sitting at the glass. "Why la, ma'am,"
commenced Betty, iaa petulant tone, walk
ing up to her, "here have 1 been knocking
for. these - live minutes, and" ' Betty
staggered horror-struck to the bed and ut
tering a loud shriek, alarmed Mrs. J--,
who instantly tottered up.stairs, almost pal
.sietl With fright. - lyrist Jr_- was dead!
i s I was there within Ow minutes, for my
house was not more than two streets distant.
tavas.itstermy_nightla.the-mont It of-Marc hi.
and the desolate aspect of things without—'
deserted streets; the dreary howling of the
wind, arid the incessant pattering of the rain
- 7 -contributed to cast a gloom over my mind
when connected with the intelligence of the
awful event that had summoned me out,
which was deepened into horror by the:spec
tacle I was doomed to witness :—On reach
ing the hotise, I found Mrs. J— in violent
hysterics surrounded by several of her neigh
bors, Who liad been called to her assistance.
I repaired instantly to the scene of death,
and beheld what I shall never forget- The
room was occupied by a white Curtained bed:
There was but one • window, and before it
Was a table on, which sood a looking-glass,
hung with a little whitefdrapery; and various
paraphernalia of the toilet lay scattered a
blaut; broaches, pins, . curling-papers—rib
bons—gloves,&c. And arm-chair wasdrawn_
to this table ; and in it sat Miss J— stone
' deridl - 11Trlid rested upon her right hand
- her - elbow supported - ty - thelable; -while her
left hung down by her side, grasping a pair
of curling-irons. Each of her wrists was
encircled by a very showy gilt bracelet.—
She was dressed in a white muslin frock with
a little bordering of blonde.. Her face was
turned towards the glass, which, by the
light of the expiring candle, reflected with
frightful fidelity the cl'ammy, fixed features,
daubed over with rouge,and carmine—the
fallen lower jaw—and the eye directed full
into the glass, with a cold stare that was ap
palling. On examining the. countenance
more narrowly, I thought -I detected. the
traces of a smirk of conceit and selftcompla
cency, which not even the palsying touch of
death could wholly obliterate. The hair
of the corpse, all smooth and glossy, was
Aprled witglaborate prec4on; and the
skinny aallow neck was encilicled with a
string of glistening pearls. The
visage. of death thus leering through the tin
selry of fashion—the "vain show" of arti
ficial joy -;--was itilogible mockery of the
fooleries of life.
Indeed, it was.a Most huniiliating and
shocking spectacle. Poor Creature! Struck
dead in the very act of sacrificing at the
shrine of female vanity! She must have been
dead for some time; perhaps twenty minutes
or halfan hour, when I arrived; for nearly
all the animal heat had deserted the body,
'which was rapidly stiffening. I attempted
but in vain, to draw a little blood from the
arTne. -- TWT:i or three women. present pro..
ceeded to ieMove . the corpse to the. bed, for
the purpose of laying it out. What strange
passiveness.! . No resistance offered to them
_the bent ri ht arm and
bi4ding the jaws together with a ihded white
ribhon, .which Miss had .destined for:
her waist that evening. ' ; !
On the.examinationof the 1)04 we found
the t death • Inals bfben -4110taiiioraid 4* disease.
of the heart.
,fler life might have been pro
tracted possibly for years,had she but taken
my-advice, and that of her mother: have
seen many hundreds of corpses, as well in
the calm composure of 'natural death, as
mangle il and distorted by violence, but I
nevefrilave seen so startling a satire upon
human vanity,. so repulsive, unsightly, and
loathsome a spectacle, as'a corpse dressed
VARIETYi -. 7
A GOOD SHOT!
One of.the best,shots I ever heard of was
Made with a percussion gun. About 10 or
12 years ago an EaStern Shore vessel was
'frozen up in this river, and her provisions
being .exhausted, the captain went on shore
to "see hoW the land laid;" in other words
to make a. reconnoisanco of hen robsts.--;
Old Mrs. who , was celebrated for the
number of her domestic fowls, calild not
bargain with the captain for any of his "as ,
sorted cargo;" at
o length.he agreed to give
a silver dollar for a shot among the poultry,
and agreed to shoot a gun without a flint=
this was accepted by the old lady, provided
she loaded the gun, which she stipulated to
do fairly. Capt. Bobstay, who was up to a
thing or twik went on board, took down
Old Blue Trigger, (just altered to the per
cussion principle,) a large silver sighted,
trumpet muzzled, imported before the revo
lution 'to shoot 'swans on the PotoMac, put
in six fingers clear of the wads, then cut of
the ramrod level with the muzzle, and re
turned on shore, re in forced by his mate and
cook. The old lady, after trying the ram
rod, very deliberately took off a small thim
ble, which she used as a charger, and hav
, ing •FOaded with a thimble full of powder and
an equal quantity of shot, delivered the gun
to Capt. Bobstay, who then placed sly finre
rails in two rows at a foot distance, and,bait
ing corn between them; so soon as the
poultry mounted the raili and began to feed
with .their heads betwees the rows, Bobstay
took a position so as to enfilade the whole
defile. Slap bang went Old Blue Trigger,
with a most horrid explosion. lluzza for
Old. Blue Trigger, shouted_t.hp _Captain--
huzza Shouted the mate—huzza, Shouted the
Ook="God liate 'mercy on me," said the
old lady—hiss, went the geese—gobble";
gobble, went the turkeys—qUack quack,
cituick; - went the ducks. Seventeen turkeys,
nine geese, five, ducks, thirteen chickens,
and the house pig, were the fruit's of Captain
ilahstay's exploit.—Spcaling Mag.
MASONIC MAN(EU VERING.
The masonic members of the Legislature
held a Caucus on the 3d ult. to .tell the
PEOPLE who they should port for
next President. letter was g t up at the
Caucus, and afterwards handed d for
signatures, inviting Gen. Jackson to 'e a
candidate for re-election: - 78 Signatures
Were obtained out of 133 members of the
egiBlitture. - The Se. gentlemen, WI nA souls,
,for their services in. President
and Governor making. It is thrown into
the account as . an act of charity.. They
have a fatherly care over the people, whom
they treat as too ignorant to manage their
own concerns. They consider it an act of
mere formality; coming within the sphere
oftheir masonic duties to DICTATE to mill
ions of American Freemen,who shall "reign_
and rule over them." zanca.yte r Her.
—Dean Siiifes--Will.—The Dean- could-not
forbear a spice of his humor, even in making
his will. The following is onvElba, be
quests :—" ltem, I . bequeath to' Mr. John
Gratten, Probendary of Clonmethan, my
silver box in which the. : freedorr4.of the city
of Cork was *kilted to me; in which I de
sire the said John to keep the tobacco he
usually cheweth called pigtail."
A Plain. Statement.—Masonry is or is
not a combination of one class of men, for
their own especial advantage, against all
other classes of men. -
If masonity Se a combination against all
other men, are not allother men justified m
combining against Masonry ?
• If Masonry be not a combination against
all other men, then why not show the terms
of tho compact, and convince those who are
honestly alarmed for' the equ'ality of their
rights in society, that the, eis nothing in
that conpact which by any fair interpreta
tion can be construed into selfish combi
nation to the exclusion and injury of all who
have not signed Free Press.
Important Ecclesiastical Movements.—
Litters from Paris received by the last
French packet, state the important fact,
that IA very extensive defection had taken
place in the CathOlic Church of PfluaCe.—
It is said that a Gallic:Church is to be es
tablished, independent of Rome, and re
nouncing the authority of the Popes:—that
the organization will take place immediate
ly, and include some thousands ofpricsts/
Ccnirt Mummery—Wo learn froln the New
Bedford Gazette, - that tisfo,lads havingbeen
arrested on the aciiisation t of forgihg bank .
Check, anti ordered to recognize in the sum
of V.soo, l hail was ref • thifirquo.ker,,bec4use
he wotdd not
_talc t off his hat ! "0
TERmsoF !'Sus WM-4*o
per annuns—payable half teitriy ia. adurtee. Ate •
riptiota taken Terlifts limit iii.t - tuoithe;ardi
none discontinued until all arreartgew are-paid;
unless at the option of the Editsw—i4kid a Miner
to notify a discontinuance will be eonaiderad •
new engegeiaent, B.o.the paper forwarded 44
TERMS-42 PER ANNUM.
HARRISBURG, March 8.
In the Senate, yesterday, the bill to-di
vide the state into judicial circuits, repeal:
ing the circuit court• laws, and for other
purposes, was passed on third reading.
In the House of Representatires 'a great
number of local bills were acted on. The
bill to incorporate the Farmers and-Traders-
Bank Of the city ofPbiladelphiay.was tiego•
tived in committee of the whole, d the
report of that committee agreed to by the
House, Yeas 52—LNays 30.
MILITIA OF PENNSTLYAMA
The Adjutant. General made his annual
report to the legislature a few days since,
from which we copy the following"stateftnt
of the militia and volunteers of the elite of
Governor and CoirtmaaderAn.Chie4;
Major Generals, 16
Brigadier do. 32
Staff and General Officers,
Militia, including officers,
G ! and Totid,
The Adjutant General, in - hie repotti
states the whole number of volunteera-ald
militia in the state, as exhibited in there.
port, to exceed that of last year, by . 8,848.
The grand total, as computed last year, was
178,942. In the present report, the total
is 182,285. Of this increased numbery
much the greater proportionate part are
volunteers. Last year there - were retur ed
of volunteers of every description, 88,048.
This year they are 34,377—ni increase its
number of 1826—the greater, art of which
are cavalry• and artillery. The estimated
number of infantry is considerably le ar f 011"-`
ing probably to their dissolution and form•
ing themselves into artillery abd cavalry.
The private letters from Memel, East
Prussia, state "that an express had arrised
from St. Petersburgh with the. important
intelligence that the rnperor hid issued a
proclamation prohibit' g the export dell
corn from the Russian ts. Consequent..
ly the supply of wheat m the Billeilll3
possessions on the Baltic, which heretofore
passed into the English market ceases, and
a still further enhancement in the ptice of
Bread stuffs in England must be the result
of this order.—Bait. Gas.
Robert Stannard has resigned the effies
of U: S. District Attorney for the Richmond,
Va. District s and is to be succeeded by Ro
bert A. Burfoot.
GEORGIA.—The population ander do'
which 292,289 are white, 207,991 slaves.
The aggregate representative population,
allowing three-fifths for the slaves, is 424,.
260. Of the Whites, 24 are over 100 rare
of age, and of the blacks ,179. The popu
lation in 1820 was 340,989. increase
177,348. At the highest Proposed ratio of
representation, Geprgia will gain one mem
ber in Congress.---Journal of CoNmerce.
TEIstiVgSSEE. - - 7 lie enumeration of
West—Tennessee-show a rate of increase
of about 70 per cent.. which surpasses even
the fruitless State of . o,bio. The actual
population is 488,448; an increase of 200,-
847 in ten years. Twelve of the.= calm.
ties in East Tennessee number 115, , 384,
which make the population, in all but ten
counties, '04;852. The entire census of
the State will theregage probably amount to
700,000, exceeding the previous estimate
of its population by about 129,000.—1 b
New Way of Blacking Boots.—An .lnn•
keeper in Connecticut—who evaislorodii.
giously fond of a joke, and valued himself'
more on his giand geers i then hie good(
accommodati and honest recti
onings-- , '
one day, as p e was sitting before his•door, •
ohserved a raw looking young man from the.
country, whose boots were polished much
geyond .the general style of his appearance.``
BonifaCe thinking he would he a cues/
subject for sport, called to him. .. •
"Here, young man, I wish to speak with •
The fellow stopped, and Bonifkoe pta.
ceede4. • .
• , r admire the
_appearance of your boots.
such a beautiful jet black! I wish you'd tell
me how to black mine."
"That," said the 'awkward looking fit•
row, "you caii do limy endugh—litt rub
them against your character.",
A gentleman from. Connectlent, a rear
days since, sold a Providence grocer-a-her
quantity of "real Spanish cigars," as he milli
ed them, Which . tan being opened.. *ere
"found. to nothing hut oak leaves, tho but ....
;side Navin a, thin layer of tohacco . over .
them." h s connecticnt- gentleman had
proceedel - towtwds Boston, before .
discovered the fraud, The Prottlatibill i *
riot .cautions the - ........... .
....Boston . .
wooden sutrnegs Arid oak leaf' Apra, ham
the land ofsteady I)l.'ts„ ~ ;., -
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