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From "the Alabama Argus,
"You perceive Hhatiargc' heavy bird, near,
ly all while,-with red bill and feet, fat and,
unseemingly in its body, - waddling fn "fig
gait, awkward in all its motions, and by no
-means handsome bird in any point of
It is a Goose.
liOolc at that man who is eternally dab
bling in politics, Tvhilc ho by no means un
derstands even tho elements of political c
conomy, boring the public with rude no
tions and impracticable schemes, setting all
tho ignorant boobies about him in a fer
ment, making speeches in every public
meeting, that although they have a begin.
""s m-umir iiiiuuiu, ,anu aiasj you
aooK lor the end; as it regards common
-sense, vain arc your expectations. Em
broiling himself with his quiet neighbors,
"and making constant mischief amono- them:
if he is a merchant or tradesman, loosinc
their custom, and forgetting tho interests of
' Lis family for the will of the wisp.
He is a Goose.
'Look at him who never thinks himself
Tight, unless he has two or three law suits
on hand, who is so litigious, that if he has
not an action on "his own account, cither as
Plaintiff or Defendant, feels quite uneasy;
and rather than not liave tho enjoyment of
managing a law suit, will provoke his neigh
bors to fall out, and manage the suit for them
gratis. If he is a farmer, his fields lie un
cultivated; if a tradesman, his shop is forsa
'ken; if a merchant, his store is soon shut
up; his neighbors fly from him in fear, his
companions forsake him in disgust, he lives
aniserable, and dies unregretted.
lie is a Goose.
"See that miserable wretch who, although
rich, yet denies himself the common ne
cessaries of life; whose stomach gripes
with hunger; whose body shivers with cold;
whose house ia almost roofless; it's win
dows stuffed with old hats; and old they
.must be indeed, ere they have the honor of
filling that .situation; all this merely to save
'the expense that the opposite comforts
would cost him. His door, however has a
good lock, which was never drawn to ad
mit iho necessitous or the poor. His little
grey eye never shows a scintilation of glad
jiess, but when, he sees a dollar which he
can 'grab; who would sell his father's body
for dissection, were ho well paid for it; who
forever is grinding the faces of the poor;
who -will not have the comfort of a servant
to assist him in his little wants: no, the
poor wreteli would have the same fear as
Shylockhad for the expense of the stomach
of poor Launcclot Gobbo. His whole life
is penury uselessncss and wretchedness!
His death is daily prayed for by his heirs.
He is a great Goose.
Look at that man who, to make a dis
play of his house furniture, his plate, his
wines, &c, frequently invites his neighbors
to dinners and large parties, merely for the
vanity of tho thing, who spends regularly,
a third over his yearly income, while those
who aTC feasting and reveling at his ex
pense, (or rather at that of his creditors,)
despise and laugh at him, and would not
give a dollar to save him from tho jail, to
which he is fast conducting himself.
He is a Goose.
But only perceive that young fellow,
whose dress is exquisite, whose form and
figure is so robust, whoso whiskers arc tre
mendous, whoso whole attention at the
church, at the theatre, and all public places
is exclusively paid to the ladies, lie is
ver seen ogling them, fiddling about them;
who boasts in every company, of favon
-and attentions, he never received from them;
who. if ho can make it out, seduces them,
and instead of ever trying to ropair tho in--.
knvoi tlimn to shame, remorse and
JUIJ , j nt . -
He is a Gander.
The man who to scrape a bowing ac
quaintance with either the great or the would
bo great, who, to uc lanen noucuu. uy m
slightest bow, or acknowledgement espe
cially if company was with those of what
the world term rospcciaDic; who w g. mo
honor or an invitation to tea, when the no
body, or no body's arc there, to those hou
ses the masters or mistresses of which, a:
void him in the street; who would cling to
i-rln"c to an acquaintance, who, from
json.0 circumstances Was more intimate with
the great than ho was, would try to wriggle
in under the cover of his wing into families
he had no hopes of an invitation;
-who would almost scll himflclf to tho devil
10 be generally understood lo be on the most
intimate terms, with Mr. Sttch-a-onc. o
Mrs.- Such-a-one. .
Wens- wmcan Goose.
The lawyer, or the doctor, who takes
care to relate and tattle all that they have
seen in families where the one lias practised;
or of clients with whoso affairs the olhcrhas
been intrusted the feelings, and conduct,
and weakness of tho patients of tho one
lhe expectations, hopes anil fears of the
clients of the other all of which the soul
of honor ought to stamp a sacred seal on.
Arc they not a pair rf Gccsc?
Tho man who, on every, occasion, be
comes security for Iiis neighbor; who is al
ways ready to sign his name, when the pen
is put in his hand in his ' favo'r, to appear
with him in store and vouch for hiin for
the payment of any goods ho wants to pur
chase; who is always ready to attest to the
character of every one who applies to him
for recommendation, and who is indiscrim
inately the friend of every one who requests
his pecuniary assistance, is fairly in the
way of becoming
' A Goose xvithout Feathers.
Tho, person who will come into a mer
chant's store, a lawyer's office, a printing
office, or a room in which books, papers,
letters, &c, are lying .open and exposed,
and who can with all the sang" froid, and
coolness imaginable, read and examine them
from unwarrantable curiosity, for the pur
pose of seeing into the affairs of his neigh
bors, is a shameless, a senseless, and
.in impudent Goose.
Gentlemen: If this flock of Gccsc,
which I send you, meet your approbation,
and suit your taste, I may occasionally for
ward you a few more flocks, (God knows
they are a plentiful article.) They shall
always be full grown, and well fed and as
well selected as my judgmcntin the science
of Goosery, will enable me to send to mar
I am gentlemen
Your Ob't servant.
SPECULATION. A Fact.
A day or two since, a friend of ours, a
merchant in this city, was hailed in the
street by a tall, rough looking fellow, very
plainly attired in linsey-wolscy, cowhide
boots and slouched hat, who accosted him
"Hollo, there, mister, I say, aint your
"That is my name, sir, replied the
"Well, how d'ye? Sposc you don't
know mc though.'
"I do not recollect having seen you be
MWell, spose not, but what I was goin'
to say was haint you got an eiglity acre
lot in Wisconsin, county, eh? '
"Yes, I believe I do own a lot there.'
"Well now, perhaps you'd like to sell
that 'are lo.t?" '
"Well, sir, I am in a hurry, do you wish
to buy ill"
"Well, now, I don't know what do you
ask for that 'are lot."
"Two thousand dollars, sir."
"Two thou two thousand dollars! no,
"If you wish to purchase, sir, you know
"Well, now, wouldn't you lake nineteen
hundred if you could get it eh?"
"Why, sir, who will give it?" aiked the
merchant eagerly, (for he had bought it only
a few months since at government price,
"Well, will you take it? that's what I
want to know."
"Yes, sir, I will take nineteen hundred"
"Make out your papers, then," said tho
stranger. "I've got tho Money here's
witnesses to the bargain; and so saying, he
drew from his capacious pockot, a largo bag
labelled 'shot,' from which he counted out
tho rhino, and took his deed, evidently well
picaseu wiiu nia uurgum.
"You seem pleased with the trade, sir,'
said tho merchant.
"Well I guess I might 33 well," rfaid tho
"Why," returned tho merchant, "have
you seen tho lots
"Well, Icuoss I have.''
"Is tho land remarkably good?" contin
ucd the merchant, supposing ho had been
trading with a green 'un.
"It'll do," said tho buyer.
"What is it worth?" said tho seller.
"Well, I don't know what its worth
but I've dug about ton thousand dollars
worth of lead oro out on't a ready I can't
tell how much more I'll got" and with a
broad laugh, he stuffed tho deed in his
pocket, and left our chop-fallen friond to
consider how much lead ore the balanco
of his eighty ncro lots in Wisconsin" might
i 71. i.'i I'., (,..,
pOSSlUly vulliaui. iii.il JnmiiBii
OFFICE OF THE DEMOCRAT,
NnxT door to Capt. D. Gross's Hotel.
The COLVMDIA DEMOCRAT trill be
published every Saturday morning, at
Tiro DOLLARS per annum, payable
half yearly in advance, or Two Dollars
Fifty Cents, if not paid within the year.
No subscription will betaken for a shorter
period than six months nor any uiscon
tinuance permitted, until all arrearages
ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding a
square will be conspicuously inserted at
One Dollar for the first three insertions,
and Twenty-five cents for every subsc
qltcn't nsertlon. CF"A liberal discount
made lo those who advertise by the year.
THE Subscriber respectfully inform the public
that fhev have taken the above fulling estab
lishment, recently occupied by Solomon Nimoxand
John Miuslull, on Hemlock creek, in Hemlock
township, Columbia contv. between Ulnomsburg &
tho Buckhorn, where, they nrc prepared to accom
modate customers in their lino of, business. They
will attend ut the following nlaces every two weeks
for tho purpose of receiving wool, and delivering
at Stacu Marscrini's Inn, in Cattawis-
sa; at If idow JJrumlictler s, in Latiawis-
sa township; at John Ytagcr's Inn, Ilour
insvillc; and at Peter Kline's Inn, New
CCf The customary prices charged. All kinds of
country produce received by them for their work.
rr" They respectfully solicit patronage lrom the
public. oAMUEli TUU.MAW.
May G. 1837. "
Of Sniihury, Northumberland county,
EGS leave respectfully to inform tho public,
that he is about to remove to Hariisburir, where
,io has taken that largo and spacious three story brick
house, formerly occupied by Mathcw Wilson, corner
of Walnut and Third streets,
In view of the Stato Uapitol, which ho intends to
open on tho 1st day of may next, and whero he
hopes to continuojto receive that patronage so liberal
ly bestowed on his establishment heretofore. Ho
will at all times bo provided with c cry thing necessa
ry to make his guests comfortable.
Ilarrisburg, April 29, 1837.
ESl'ECTFUIiI.Y informs the public, that ho
i has removed to tho houso formerly occupied
by John Bishop, situate on the corner of Old Market
and Plumb streets, New-Uerlin, Union county, Pa.
Tho Houso and Stables aro undergoing a thorough
repair, which will enable him to entertain till those
who miy please to favor him with a call, in an agree
able and coinfortablo manner.
I he subscriber havuitr been loner cnn-aired ralcn'nrt
for tho public, believes it unnecessary to state how
his Bar mid Table will bo supplied: suflice it to say
that tho best tho market can afford will bo called in
requisition, and that tho Stablo department will re
ceive tho same attention.
I hankful for tho public favours herctoforo rnri!vnd.
ho respectfully solicits a continuance of tho same, Sc
an increased support, as every attention will bo paid
to the comfort and convenience of his patrons.
New-Berlin, April 20, 1837. -
General Stage Office.
(Late of tho Orivigshurg Hotel,)
ESPCCTFULLY informs his friends and the
public m general, that ho has taken tho above
three stories, and situate In tho centre of tho town,
on Main street, und ostensibly built for tbn
and gcntoel accommodation of the public
His bar will always be stored with tho choisost
winos, and purest liquors, and his tables with tho best
viands tho country can olTotd; with obliging waiters
toman his parlors, doublo nndsinglo lodging and di
ning rooms, and firet rate cooks in tho kitcoen.do
partmcnt, and withhis own humblo dettrminod exer
tions to please, ho feels confident to givo general sat
isfaction to tho&o who will favor him with their pat
ronage. Largo btabling and attentive- ostlers, under
tho control of tho proprietor, are attached lo the es
tablishment. April 29, 1837.
ESPEOTFUIiEY informs his friends, and
tho public generally, that ho continues to ma-
- Chairs, Bedsteads,
Ills shop is near Mr. Mclvelvy ' storo-houso, at the
Basin, on the Pennsylvania Canal. He will bo
thankful for favors, and use Ids endeavors to please
CHARLES A. MOYER.
April, 20, 1837.
nameu wand, lately occupied by J. Haugawout, situ
ated in tho borough of Pottsvillc, Schuylkill county,
Pennsylvania. Thobuildincis vcrv lam nf wl-
. r - - f
. A'; CAPwD.
ETUI1NS his acknowledgment1) to hi munc
frinn,1 niul customers fur their nasi fivors,
andwould now respectfully announce to them, that
he has received the latest
From Philadelphia, ntid (is there are material chan
ces, invites persons desirous ot Having tncir gar-
merits mode in the ncaict i aim Hunt bijii.-, n'y
a call. Ho will endeavour" to please all who favour
him with their patronage, by executing Ids work
in a neat and f.ishionnblc manner, and nt tho horl
est notice. PETEK II. IIKIGHMAN.
Onmgcvillc, May 13, 1837.
A .Toumcyiiiiaia Tailor,
Who will find constant employment. None need
apply except a good workman. AI.KO :
la wanted. A lad between the ago of M and 17
years, of industrious habits, who wishes to learn tho
Tailoring business, will find u good situation, by
applying immediately to
PETER It. IIEIGIIMAN.
Orangcville, May 13, 1837.
TT7 ESPECTFULT.Y informs the public- that he
JtSL carries on the ubovo business in Milllinville,
ami that he keeps constantly on hand mi assortment
Which he will warrant of the best materials, and
well manufactured. His shop is on Main Street;
and ho will feel grateful for a share of patronage,
May 13, 1837.
ILL be sold, at public vendue, on Salilrday
the 10th day of June next, at tho public
house ot Jtobcrt Jtachcnbuch, at M Uowell s Mill:
in Blopm township, Columbia county, Iho following
property, viz: The one undivided sixth part of a
Tract of Eaand,
Situate in said township of Bloom, adjoining laud
of John Burton, and'bordeiingon Fishing- creek
late the property ol Johnbtctucri
Sale will commence at 10 o'clock in tho forenoon
of said day, when attendance will be given and
terms ot sale made known, by
PHILIP STETTLEIt, Assignsc.
May 13, 1837. ,
All persons having claims aCttinst Mid lohn
Stcttlcr, ure requested to prefccnt them at same time
and place for settlement: and all persons indebted
arc solicited to be in attendance and make prompt
payment. rmiiir oi til llMli, Awynce,
May 13, 1837.
tra . I UHftH his thanks to customers' for the
fi,patronago which ho has received from them
since no has commenced lmsmcv, in Dloomaburs
He hopes they will still continue ihi-ir ii.n,.l .."
port; and he has now tho pleasure of olleriiig them
" uiKuuuu jasmcnuuio assortment ot MKASONA-
BLE GOODS, which have Wn CI TV Pill I if uotrutn.l
embracing tho latest btylo of French, English and
AMONG WHICH WILL BU roU.VD
Cloths, Cassimercs and Satlinells, of dif
ferent styles and colours; Silks; Figur-
m j.awns ami Juclconells, European i
American Calicoes & Ginshams. TWt
ings, Damask 'Table Cloths, Hosiery,
Gloves, Donnet Trimmings, &-c. to.
ii ii Murucco, oca, i.y rru-
nellc Shoes Slippers, $ Men's Shoes
TOCIETHEII WITH AN ASSOUTljnNT OF
Mciliciucu and Syc-Slfl ;
CEUAR-WARE, GROCERIES & LIQUORS,
yiu oi which win uo sold on tho inot reasonable
terms. Persons wishing to purchase, nro re-mosted
to call and Diamine his stock of Goods, and iudco
for themselves. J "
(O All kinds of country produco will be tab
in oxchango for goods.
ii 0. B. FISHER.
Bloomsburg, May (?, 1837.
IIJ J,o for service tlurifigtho present Foamm
Wo of the Biilwcnber, in Bloomsburg. For Terms,
Ljiuilltr nil IMP. lirct nt IllUr nrtW .
uuisrei-, aim uertijieates, tee handbills.
. .. NOAH H. MENTIS.
April 29, 1837,
Handbills. Blanks, Sec.
At Uio ofllec of tho .Columbia Democrat.
N tho tint of July, 1837, will bo published at
Washington, District of Columbia, nnd deliv.
cred simultaneously In Iho principle cities of the l
nitcd States, a new Monthlv Magazine, under the
ubovo title, devoted to the principles of the Demo
It has born apparent to many -of tlio- reflecting
members of tho Democratic party of tho United
Stales, that n periodical for tho advocacy nnd dilFu
sion of their political principles, Bituilnr to thoso in
such active and influential operation in England, u
a desideratum, which it was very important to sup-
piy a penouircu which khuiiiu iijuuj wmi mo at.
tractions Tjfnuound and vigorous literature, a po
litical character capalilc ol giving cllicicnt support
lo tho doctrines nnd measures of that party, now
maintained by a largo majority of the people. Bis
cussing the groat question of poliry before tho
country, expending and advocating the" Democratic
doctrine through tho mogt able pons that that partj
can furnish, in articles of greater length, more con
densed force, more elaborate research, and more ele
vated tone than is possible for the news-paper prcti,
n Magazine of this character becomes nn instrument
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tho principles which it advocates. By these means,
by thuj explaining and defending the measures ol
tho great Democratic party, and by always luriiuh-
ing to the public a clear und powcriul comniciit.uv
upon those complex quektions of policy and part)
which so frequently distract the country, and upon
which, imperfectly Understood as they often are by
friend1), and misrepresented and distorted as thrj
never fail to bo by political opponents, it is of tin-
utmost importance unit lle public should be lull
and rightfully informed, it islmped iho periodical m
question may bo made to exert a beneficial, ratiuii
al, and lasting influence on the public mind.
Utlier considerations, winch cannot be too limliK
appreciated, will render tho establishment nnd suc
cess of the proposed Magazine of very grcut impor
In the mighty hlruaslc of antagonist wMciiili
which is now going on jn society tho Democrat!!
Party of the United States stands rommittcd to thf
World as the depository ami exemplar of tlm-p
cardinal doctrines of political faith with which tin
cause nf the Vevple in every oge nnd country is i-
ilcniilicd, Uluclly lrom tho want ofa convenient
means of concentrating the intellectual energies ,i
its disciples, this party has hitherto been ulmnst
wholly unrepresented in the republic of letters, while
tho views and policy of iUomiosine creeds arc dmh
advocated, by the ablest and most commanding rf-
loriam genius and learning.
In tlio United btctlcj Magazine the attempt will
be made to rcmov o this reproach.
Tho present is the timo peculiarly appropriate for
the commencement of such an undertaking. The
Democratic body of tho Union, after n conflict whirl'
tested to iho uttermost its stability nnd its principle, ,
have succeeded in retaining possession of tho cxtc-u-tivc
ndmiuistrntioli of the country. In tho conse
quent comparative repose from political strife, the pe
riod is suspicious for organizing nnd calling to its aid
a new and powerfully ally of this character, intcrfc
ring with iiono co-opcraiing with nil.
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country, and fit to cope in rigor of rivalry with its
European competitors. Yicwing tho English lan
guage as the noblo heritage nnd common birthright
of all who speak tho tongue of Milton and Shake
pear, it will bo tho uniform object of its conductors t"
present only tho finest productions in tho various
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diffuse the benefit of correct models of taste and wor
In this department exclusivcness of party, which
is inseparable from the political department officii u
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alike subject will alone be recognised us tho comnii 'i
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Unintended to render it in every rospecta thorough
National Work, not merely designed for ephem
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Military and Naval News, Promotions, Changi.
Biographical bituary notices of distinguished per
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