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"TIlUTlt WITHOUT FEAI1."
MONDAY, OCT. 1G, 1837.
tCj'i'lio publication of our paper this
week lias bocn delayed lor the purpose of
publishing the orrtcTAi, returns of the olec
tion in this county.
Columbia ''Cotmty Election.
" Evan Q. Jackson,
For William Kitchen, '
" John Fruit,
' Elias Mc Henry t . ,,
tl William Picharl,,
Kitchen's majority over Fruit,
" over Kline,
" over M'Henry,
" over Jiichart,
For Hugh McWilliams)
" John Las ants,
" Rudolph Sechler,
JirJFilliams' maj. over Lazarus,
For Isaac, C. Johnson,
For Joseph Brobs't;i
John P. Davis, f ' "
For George H. Willits,
tn conformity with previous intimations,
and the expressed wish of many a splendid
festival will be given at the liuckhorh, on
Thursday nexi, the 20th instant. All the
friends of popular suffrage are respectfully
invited to attend and participate with
Oct. 14, 1837.
ICPFrom the foregoing notice of 'many'
it will be observed that the friends of equal
rights arc determined to have a Festival in
commemoration of their victory over In
trigue and Dictation. It will doubtless be
a splendid concern, and well attended; as
the occasion, the place, and the popularity
of the host, will each induce a turn out a
mongst our citizens from almost every town
ship in the county.
It is only ric.-cssary to add that an OX
will be roasted whole; and that every
other concomitant to make it a splendid
arid harmonious festival will be attended to
by the committee of arrangement.
Our neighbor Rooison, who is rather fa
mous for raising big things, exhibits a
Squash, the length of which is 20 inches,
circumference 34 inches, and weight 30
pounds 'and 4 ounces. It would be a hard
mutter to "throw up a pumpkin that would
come down squash" like this monster
JCJThe 4th number of "The Gentle
men's Magazine" is just received, and is
rather superior to any of its excellent pre
decessors. Can wo get no patrons for this
periodical, which needs no"fulsomo praise
to recommend it? It'ivould afford us plea
sure to transmit a few names to the publish
ers; -and equally gratify us if the borrowed
numbers'would bo returned; " .
Samuid, D. Patterson, Esq. has disposed
of ifa'c residue of his interest in the 'Penn
sylvania Jleporfcr' to Mr. Wan D. Boas,
his former partnerw)io has secured tho as
sistance of Mr. TJiomas L. Wilson in con
ducting tho editorial dopartmont. The Re
porter is a sound and efficient organ of the
democratic party, at the seat of government;
and with the known integrity and enjweity
of the prosont ownoi;, and his assistant edi
tor wo prosumo it will both coritinuo to ox.
coiso'ittf udoful cOurso and 6eouro a crfn
tinuaneo of its liberal support from tho de
mocratic party of Pennsylvania
lc Con-rt ' adj' urs tl.ii dry.
ilieir(5publi6 servants; amrpohticalTcxcitc-
mcmma&xeascu. wc arc ciau oiu:.noi
that wo are averse to a zealous participa
tion in all political contests; but because
wc are more inclined to pursuo that quiet
course, in our editorial capacity, which
proinoTe's go'od reeling amongst all classes
of our fellow citizens, and tends more to
the advantage of our'jiapcr and its patrons.
How TarVur adocacy ofi candidates Ifas"
been, sanctioned by a majority of the peo
ple of Columbia county, tho official returns
published in this paper will exhibit. It
was a warmly contested election conduct
ed witlfniuch'zeal and acrimony and with
the result wc are satisfied. Wc shall nev
er rebel against the expressed will of the
majority, however much their decree may
differ from our personal or political picdi
lcclions; but with John Bowman for oiir
representative in the Legislature; "William
KiTciiENfor our Sheriff; Isaac C. Johnson
for our Coroner; Huaii M'Williams for
our Treasurer; Joseph IJrobst tor our
.Commissioner; and Geo. II. Willits for
our Auditor we cannot but feel gratified,
both as regards our own successful opera
tion's, and tho good selection made by the
people especially under the existing cir
umstances. JC7Thc result of the elcciion in Colum
bia county, so far as respects Assembly,
will certainly astound our democratic breth
ren at a distance, who know tho strength
of our party. Mr; Bowman, although not
a warm participant in political squabbles,
is an acknowledged Whig while his oppo
nent Mr. Jackson, was a professing demo
crat. Wc supported the former as an hon
est and intelligent mail as onowlio would
practice tho principles wc contend for, in
reforming tho present pernicious banking
system, and render stockholders responsi
ble for the liabilities of their institution's;
and we opposed the latter as an Intriguer,
Disorganizor, and Bankman, as was clearly
evinced from the manner in which ho re
ceived the nomination from his course to
wards Messrs. Fruit & M'Williams and
from his votes during the last session of the
legislature. Our choice was not such an
one as wo would have desired; but of the
two evils, we selected the least; and wc
have no reason to regret our course hav
ing voted with that majority of our fellow
citizens who appreciate great moral worth,
and who sternly resolved neither to be tho
dupes nor the tools ofan unprincipled fac
tion of oflicc-hunters. If wc have erred,
wo shall freely acknowledge it when con
vinced of our error; but the power of doing
so does hot rest with tho leading factionists
and disorganizors who supported Mr. Jack
son, and to whom Messrs. Fruit, McAVil
liams, and our humblo self and paper, are
much indebted for several showers of the
vilest abuse that could disgrace the columns
of a newspaper. However, wc shall not
exult in tho defeat of Mr. Jackson. It only
proves the power of public opinion the
honest intentions of the democratic party of
Columbia county -and tho prc-expresscd
determination which shall actuate and gov
ern' th'Cm at another, a future, and moro
ICJThe election 6f IIuon M'Williams
as Treasurer of Columbia county, and the
largo vote given to Mr. Fruit for Sheriff,
are a guarantee to those gentlemen that nei
ther chicanery nor calumny could dispos
sess them of the affections of those who
knew them; and wo feel no hesitation in
predicting hc future signal triumph of the
latter over his opponents and calumniators.
I ho people are with him they appreciate
his integrity and qualifications and they
will yet reward his merits.
. tC7"WiLLiAM Kitchen,- Esq. has been
1 i ., .1 01 :tv - 1 r 1 1 .
uiuuuju onuini 01 ioiumuia county, con
trary to the instructions from abroad, and
contraYy to tho wishes of his protended
friends at home. Ho was notour choico;
but-as tho successful candidate, wd feel
bound to acknowledge his capacity, and as
a personal friertd give him our best wishes
while ho ocotipws tho honorablo station,
lie is tho brother-in-law of John Fnurr,
who was our favorite; and owing to this
relation, if we did not support him, we ah
stained frpin any opposition to his olootion
a priuoiplo that generally governed tho
course flf Mr. Fruit's friends.
Tho Reform Convention mooW this day.
Our readers may anticipate a condensed
noire of ihir proceedings.
In UnionMnnin uu1TtaTlhomo
cratic ticket fdr'ivsscmbly lias succeeded by
about 300 niajprity. '
In Northumberland county, Lewis Dew-
aiit, Esq.., is re-elected by 500 majority.
In Dauphin county the Antimasons havo
succeeded by 250 majority.
I.ii Lycoming county the Democrats have
carried every thing before them by in
In ' CutnbcrlanuT Democratic members
elected by 500 majority.
In Franklin, Federalists elected by 250
In York & Berks the democratic candi
dates' have been elected by large iriajoritics.
In Philadelphia City, Lebanon, Lancas
ter, Chester & Delaware the Federal tickets
have been elected.
In Philadelphia county, the Democrats
The "Keystone" of ThursdayVcstihiatcs
a. majority of ten to twenty democrats in
the house of representatives; and sets down
the Senate, 18 Federalists, 15 Democrats.
gOThc Wilkesbarro "Farmer," wc
are informed, has been quoting all the abu
sive articles from the disorganizing prints
in this county; but avoids sending us the
numbers containing them. The object is
evident for although the Farmer had no
interest in the election just terminated, yet
"the time coming" engages the attention of
the Beaumont Taction in Luzerne, who are
intimately connected with the junto of dis
organizors in this county. If wo, felt dis
posed to retort, the democratic paper in
Kingston would give us ample scope for
selections; but as wc can smite at the ma
licious tricks of a fallen foe, wc shall per
mit the Fanner and its nominal caterer to
lick up the vomit that best suits such pal
ates, knowing that tho brayings of such
long-cared animals can do no harm, and sat
isfied that our course has been sanctioned
by a majority of the people in our own
county. The support of Mr. Dyer, and
the card of Mr. Bidlack, should induce the
Farmer-boy to cry pecavi, and attend to his
more immediate neighborhood if ho wishes
his mischievous course to afl'cct the usages
and principles of democracy.
JCfOur opponents do not claim the e
lcction of Bowman as a Whig triumph, as
will appear by the following extract from
the "Register" of Wednesday.-
"We are not disposed," says the Regis
ter, "to mislead our friends at a distance as
to the Whig strength in this county: wc
are willing to admit that wc should not have
carried our candidate for the Legislature,
had wc nt received assistance from the
liberal and candid of the Van Buren party.
The dictatorial course and consequent un
popularity of Fclty Best, contributed in a
great measure to our success."
The cause of Jackson's defeat we have
pointed at in a preceding article; and with
this acknowledgement from our neighbor
we feel satisfied. Wo can only hope that
such cause may never again exist; and that
at future elections wc may have Democratic
triumphs both in tho nomination and elec
tion of candidates.
Our neighbour should keep cool after be
ing caught in attempts to make local ques
: tions operate on the election. A friend nas
sent us a "Danville Intelligencer Extra,"
which was never printed in this village, and
which was certainly intended, as it proba
bly did, to operate upon the Anti-removal
voters. However, it proved unavailing;
and consequently wo can laugh at the scheme
now, which would otherwise have received
merited censure. But never again at
tempt to palm off your squally tricks upon
those who are innocent.
The last 'Borwmk Sentinel" looks moie
like one of its fraudulent Shin-plasters than
a newspaper. It reminds one ofa spavin
ed, wind-broken, and glandery horse, who
in good health always kicked and other
wise maliciously treated his keepers. The
whole contents of tho "Sontiiiol" aro c
noughto convince us that its final oxit from
trouble is nonr at hand. "Go) then, poor
devil," as Undo Toby said to the Fly
you can iut it, if you cannot work Jour
neywork. A communication respecting the worse
than moan conduct of a curtain individual in
Orangoville, m boon answered by private
letter. Tho olcction is over : ami n. 1,;.
detention in uch falsehoods and tiickary
pruvoiii mm irom again attomntiiurtl.n
fame course, WP shnll decline the publica-
un ji me statements
-i'I'hOfc lnrtiuitl:ir friondiMif sMr. Fruit,
haviim uiidcrtooir toffcguliitojtoo many maf
tors, upset tlicir own.oiotij ' -
ThlaWvo isfroin the t'Danvilfo Intelli
gencer' of Friday, and may probably bo
correct in two respects. First, that neither
Mr. Fruit nor his friends took any very ac
tive part to secure his clc'ctioif, having elec
tioneered less than any other candidate;
and, secondly, that thcabovc is an open ad
mission of the fact of Mr. Fruit's popular
ity, and of the certainty of his election, had
he or his friends used any exertions. Mr.
Fruit needs no better compliment -from a
source which pending the election, charged
him with being a public acfaultcr, and guilty
of gross offences against the laws.
Let tho Democratic party lie steady
"keep a sharp look out" bo firm "and
Columbia will redeem her charactcr'in a
glorious manner." Already has she put
down the Disoiganizors; and soon will she
reward those who have accomplished this
good work, from which the democratic par
ty must reap so many advantages.
The election of William Kitchen, Esq.
"gives general satisfaction," says a neigh
bouring print. Did the editor think so
when he procured the nomination of "the
strong candidato 1" or did the exhibition
of certain inslricclions-from abroad denote
any such feelings towards Mr. Kitchen ?
The facts arc too well known not to expose
such canting hypocrisy.
The "Berwick Sentihsl" has hoisted its
flag for Henry Jl. Muhlenberg for Govern
or. A very bad sign for our old favorite
unless he run3 as a 'volunteer' for that
Faction have bitch a wonderful antipathy
to Pcgular nominations .'
There will be a Volunteer Battalion at
Moorcburg on the 28th insf. under the
command of Maj. J). S. Wolverton of
iryTlie following comprises the num
ber of taxable inhabitants iii tho respective
townships of Columbia county, according
to the enumeration made in 1835-30.
Bloom, " ;;
, "TJ'cstiuard the march of empire tuhes
Us way." The Cincinnati'! Republican
gives the following- as the estimate of the
probable population of tho' Western States
AN INHUMAN MONSTER.
Buffalo, Sept. 29.
Christopher Babcock was this morning
committed to jail, by Mr. police justico
Barton, under five olmr(rna nmi,,i;
and UoducUon of as many children, all of
f 1 1 n m unit. . . .1 r , & .
iMv-ii, uuiv uiiuur louriecn years ora'o, al
though one of them has been living" with
him two years. This is the same man,
who, some years since, was either par
( oni'tl or his sontouco commuted for a sim
ilar OileUCe. A Villain nf mnro c,.cl.oli
atrocity it is happiiy seldom tho lot of
or a puuiicjournalists to
expose. Ihoro wcro two children from
oiio amily, who had been thus ruined by
this black-hearted robber; mid fortunate itis
lor him that ho lives in a country where
tho law has powor not only to punish, but
to protect even tho guilty, and .where tho
people have such reverenco for the law,
that they will not take vengeance into thoir
own hands-for his crhno is of that caste,
hat were men's hearts stone, they would
burn to rescue their nature from the charce
of committing aught 80 monstrous.
That ni Tx-r'.. .' I " .'
i?. ""u'wius, a native (
Lmora d Is o was askod tho other dny
lift fwinlil 1l J
vwu.u iuii mm a man was urnnk: 1
fttiQifj-if A.I 1.. i . r i .
1""w 1 UIi "id never tjo after
tlmt a lll.'ITl I VI a . ..II . :.
UIIMm ,,iUll uuiiom
him trv to hht his pipe at u pump.
I"l7.iirflin nrfilllll tnnn lln Infxiiln.l .1!
cd, thcro'Tmio olio, that fctnnJs bo pre-eminent ay
rommcnccil tlio irgencration of Europe the ftrcat
religious reformation the civilization and enligh.
tenment of mankind. It aroused the people t0 a
bciiso of their rights and liberty. Literary treasure,
llinl lieiorfi tho Invention nf ilm nri won. ...,i 1
: . " ' ,v'' "iiiuuuvn
to any hut tho inonkB and favored few, wcro publish-
in iu uiu lyuuu. jiuims, nun, ucioro mo discovery
of lliii nreat art. would liavn'm.f n ! !..-.!
..... a . iwwuum io
purchase, alid in fact, could not ho purchased nt any
in'lhelamh Even kings and nobles could not obtain
them for it is a well known fact tlmt H.nry IV. of
France, before ho could obtain n loan of a book
hadtolcac his jewels in pledge with tho monastery'
to which it belonged. 3
It is now Upwards of 400 years nincc the art 0r
printirie was discovered hy John CSencsteish, sur
named Gutlenbcrg, who first printed the Alphabet.
It was dono.willi wooden blocks that terved only
for the work printed. About the year 1445, J0,i,
Talistus invented moveable types. Ifo received m
siitanco from his son-in-law," Peter Sclucfibr. who
it is said, demised tho moulds, &c. for casting them!
It is contended by sonic that Taustus was the ori'
ginal mrcntdr. In the year 1402 tho first book ai
printed, which was tho Vnlgato Bible, by Fnuslin.
Ho sold it at first as high ns 500 crowns pe
copy. Having afterwards reduced tho price to 30
crowns, ho was seriously charged with being m
league with tho Devil, and had ho not explained
his art ho would have been sacrificed for witchcraft
About tho year 1473 printing was firstcommen
ced in England by a German. Tho first Geogra
phical work was printed in Spahi about the jcar
MOO, at tho time of the excitement caused in Euror
by the discovery of America:
Iri the year 1531, the first newspaper wa3 pub.
lishcd. It was callod a Gazette, (from acoin named
Gazette) and was printed nt Venice: In 15S8 the
first oUempt at periodical literature, called the
"English Mercuric," was printed at London.
The first printing office cstablithed on the ronti
ncntofAnierica.wns at Uambridgc, (Mass. in the
Jcar 1039. v '
In 1501 wa3 published tho "Public Intclligrnr "
the first iicies-paper in England and in 1705 131
years afterwards) was puplUhcd at Boston. I,y a
Scotchman, named John CanipLell, "Tho llonon
News-Letter," the firtt newspaper in tho I niicii
About tho year 1718, there was publicbed at
Philadelphia, n newspaper called tho "Vcckly
In June, 1729, was ptiblisbed the "N'cw Yo-k
G.uctle," the first paper in the State.
Previous to thcycar 1732, tho printing win nearlv
all done on parchment in thatyiar, the firM prim
ing on paper; within tho present limits of the I intol
States Was dotnr.
fn mi rnimlrv in ihewnrM Im. it... n- nr..b
J - "' .1"" .MWUIb Wl(IIIIIIIIp
improved m rapidly us in lh0 Imitcd fitales.
r,.r ilm i mil unit tmru tli.ip.t a .. .f .1
.wi in. ...KipB, iii-.w to iiu ..'nil io iiiuin ccr
litllevillage of6 or 000 inhabitants, has its "Gazitlt,"
or ils "Oracle''
In the year 1828, it was calculated that then
was at that time, ohout Mine hundred ncwuparo
publishedin the Uniteil Stalen and its teintnr
ami in 1830, (only 8 years after) the numl.ei 1. H
increaw-d -100 making, the number published &u
year, thirteen hundred besides which, there an
numerous magazines and other periodicals pulilishrj
an oM.Tiuccoumry. 1 VI U.
"Is the Mitrquis down yet?" inquindi
friend of Ulandford's valet. "Yes, sir,'
replibd the man, "ho was down after th;
fifth bottle, and has not bcoii up since."
An old lady complaining of the dreailiul
state of a certain town, observed that Imle
children who could neither walk nor spc
ran about the streets cursing and swearing.
SuTEitLATivfcs. A man so short thai de
can't look over a fenco after ho has climbed
to tho ton. Another with a nose so aJ
that it serves him for a lanthcrn in a dark
night. A dandy with mustachoes so long
that he uses them to brush away flics, ns
other asses do their tails.
Jl pretty good lick. A young man na
med Asa W. Colo, of Uiddleforil, Maine,
the Other day walked from Saco to Port
land, 15 miles, in 1 hour 1 1 minutes.
In Elinburgh resides a gentleman who f
as huge, though not so wittv, as FaMaf,
It is his custom when he travels to boot;
two places, and thus secure half the iir
to himself. Ho once sent his servant to boo!
him to Glasgow. Tho man returned wit!
the following pleasing intelligence: "I'"
booked, sir; but thcro wem't two ins:
places left, so I booked you one in anJ
John Randolph's MnTiira. The
John Randolph, some years before his d"
wrote a iricnil as follows:
"I Used to bri cnllnil n Pi-ntiplimnll
cause I took tho French side in politics: at
ilm..A.l. i.: . . 1 i ...
U""'K" " was unjust, yet the trtu
should lmvo hc'nn n I?rn....l. ..il.nict il lib
not been for one recollection, and tlwt '
when my departed mother used to tak--1
iltlc hands in hers, and cause mc on r.
kuccs io say wMP Father wiiUt a
A Counterfeiter arrested. An i"d,n
ai calling himself Patrick Hrady B
arrested in Columbia, Lancaster count,"
passing 85 counterfeit notes on the Far
cr's llankof Readin"-.
FLOUR is selling in Philadelphia a'1
-in Baltimore at $8 50.
Ahoulone thousand bushehof win 1
taken daily from Hatavia to Rot he
"City of Mills," from whence Ne
f'llv is in a grfat uuvisurc stifphcl