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Lvcomino cou.vrv. Tlic Democratic re
publicans of this county elect Delegates on
tho 4th of December to attend the 4th. of,
March convention. Thoy will doubtless
bo instructed for Gen. Anthony, their, for
mer representative in Congrecss, who 13 a
sterling Tlemocrat, and eminently qualified
for any public station.
Daiumhn. The Democrats of this coun
ty choose 4th of March .delegated on Mon--day
Lancaster. Delegates are to bo chosen
in this county on the 20th of December.
NortjiAmI'TON. The democrats of this
county choose their delegates on Tuesday
Clearfikld. Delegates, will bo chosen
in this county on Tuesday next.
Union. The democrats of this county
chooso 4th of March delegates on the '28th
instant. Both the democratic papers arc
out for John Snyder, and most probably
the delegates will bo instructed to support
Lebanon. This county has already
chosen delegates to the Convention.
From tho foregoing it will be scon that
tho democratic party are in motion, and
that, if instructions arc given, we shall
know who will be honored with the nomi
nation long before the 4th of March. This
early movement will bo attended with bene
ficial results: It will givo all an opportunity
to participate in the primary meetings, and
while it must debar the appointmcntof sec
ond set delegates, it will conciliate all ri
val feelings, and insure union, harmony and
success to our candidate .
fC7Wo insert the proposals of the "Re
porter" and "Keystone" in our paper, and
would with pleasure transmit the names of
those who would wish to patronize either
of the papers. Thoy are both ably con
ducted, and while thoy advocate the men
and measures of the democratic party, will
contain correct reports of the proceedings
of our state legislature.
NEW YORK ELECTION.
As far as heard from tho Whigs have
elected 98 members of Assembly, and the
Van Burcn men 23. There are 7 mem
bers yet to hear from, which last year were
about equally divided; and consequently it
may be reasonably inferred that the Whigs
will have a large majority of (lie represen
JCjThc man of the "Intelligencer" has
a strange mode of exhibiting his amused
feelings. They arc expressed with the
same malicious grace which formerly crown
ed his abuse of "our representative m Con
gress." He has one particular genius
that of magnifying matters to suit the vul
garity and spleen of his descriptive facul
ties, and in the exercise of that peculiar
forte he is not excelled by the verricst of
TO THE EDITOR. -IlARRisnuno,
Nov. IS, 1837.
lhar Sir: I send you a sketch of the
proceedings of tho Convention for the last
few days. Since my last the committee of
the whole completed their revision of the
report of the committee on the 5th Article.
Some amendments were rejected and some,
not very important, were adopted. On the
evening of the 0th inst. tho convention re
solved itself into a committee of the whole
on thp report of tho committee on the sev
enth Article. Tho report of the committee
proposes the following as a substitute for
the first section of that Article, viz: "The
legislature shall, as soon as conveniently
may be, provide by law for the establish
ment of schools throughout tho State in
such manner that all children may be taught
at public expense." This report was read
and adopted without debate.
Nov, 10th On motion of Mr. Inoku
soll, the committee agiccd to re-consider
this Section, and Mr. Inoersom. moved
tho following amendment in lieu of the 1st
s&ption of the report, viz: "Sect. 1. Tho
wgislaturo shall provido by law for the im
mediate establishment of Common schools
in school districts in every county of the
state, wherein all persons may receive in
"Blruction at public expense, at least three
months every year in the English and Ger
man language, as may bo by law directed.
This amendment was variously modified
by the mover during tho debate. Mr.
Head moved the following amendment as
a substitute for tho above "The legisla
ture shall provido by law for the education
of all the children and youth of this com
monwealth." Thin amendment was, lifter
debate, disagreed to. Mr. Sturdevant 'of
fered tho following amendment: "It shall
bo the duty of the legislature to provide for
tho establishment of such schools through
out the Commonwealth as may be deemed
necessary, in which all persons may be
taught at the public expense." Negatived.
Mr. Chamber? then offered the following.
"Tho legislature shall as soon as conveni
ently may be, provide by law, for the es
tablishment of Common schools throughout
the state." This it will be observed ii a
ropy ofthc "present constitution, leaving out
the special provision for tho poor. Nega
tived, yeas 51 nays d8. Mr. Junes then
offered the following: "The legislature,
shall as soon' as conveniently may be, pro
vide by law for the establishment of Com
mon schools throughout the state, in sqeh
manner that all tho children of the com
monwealth may be taught therein." Neg
atived, yeas 30 nays 71.
Some other amendment was then offer
ed changing rather the phraseology than
the substance ofthc foregoing, when tho
previous question was called and sustained
by a majority of one vote. This cut off all
the amendments pending and the main
question on the report of the committee
was decided in tho negative, yeas 47 nays
09. Mr. Chambers then moved an . a
mendment to the old constitution (which
after modification and amendment) reads as
follows, to wit: "The legislature shall
continue to provide by law for the estab
lishment of Common sqhools throughout
tho statej so that the benefits of education
may bo extended to all persons in the com
inonwcalth." Which was agreed to; yeas
02 nays 52.
It will be observed that the members of
the convention all agree as to the ncccssi
ty and importance of education in Common
schools, and only uifler in opinion as to
the best mode of arriving at one common
end. And some who stand firmly by the
old constitution do So (as they say in debate)
wholly with a view to prevent . excitement
and to avoid unsettling tho school, system,
which is but slenderly fastened in public cs
timation as yet, in many sections of the
On yesterday, (Nov. 11,) Mr. Stevens
offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the President draw his
warrant in favor of the Secretary for the
sum of $350, to be paid to the Clergymen
who have officiated as Chaplains to the
convention, which they be requested to ac
cept with the thanks of this convention.
After some debate, it was decided in the
affirmative; yeas 00 nays 58. Messrs.
Hay hurst and Smith voted in the negative.
The second Section ofthc report on the
7th Article came up in the following words:
"The arts and sciences shall be promoted
in such institutions of learning as may be
alike open to all the children of the com
monwealth." To which Mr. Chandler
of Philadelphia, moved an amendment re
commended by the minority of the commit
tee, which he subsequently modified so as
to road as follows, viz: "There shall be
established by law a Commissioner of edu
cation to be elected 'by the legislature for
thiec years, who shall have thecaro and
management of the public funds appropria
ted by law to that object togothcr with the
superintendence of common schools." Neg
atived by a large majority. A motion was
then made to incorporate manual labour
schools into the constitution. Negatived
by a largo majority. The committee how
ever rose without taking a vote un the re
port of tho committee. I expect the report
will be negatived.
The people of tho Valley have recently
held a meeting and drafted a memorial to
Congress urging an appropriatipn "to the
Old Wyoming suflerors, their Widows,
Heirs, and legal representatives." It is an
interesting document, and we shall publish
itontiro in our next, as a succinct history
of tho sad period of American suffering to
which it refers.
It is stated in tho Columbus (Ohio) Re
gister that several ofthc Hanks of Ohio en
tertain serious intentions of closing their
banking business, and diverting their capi
tal to some other species of investment
which will promise a better return. In 18
30, tho charters of most of the existing in
stitutions will expire.
The Now York Gazette says: Wo un
derstand that Mr. Southard will in a few
days resign his seal in tho United Slates
Senate, and that Mr. Frelinghuysen is like
ly to take his place.
TVtATJUTWn fir. 'P.. ,..t.. i :!.
by the Rev. I. Rahl, Mr. John Vannat
ter, to Miss Maria Jacoby daughter of the
iiuu joim jacouy, uoin oi tins place.
Ill Ilprvvirdf. nn Wnrlnnoilotf tlm lat in.
stant, by the Rev. Win. R. Smith, of Sun
bury, Abraham Ii. Shuman, Esq. of Co-
iiimnia rurnace, to rtiiss ftlAnv IS. Kitten-
house, ol Washington City.
THE Democratic citizens of Columbia
county, who arc friends to tho measures of
the administration of the general govern
ment, and opposed to the re-election of Jo
soph Ritncr to be governor of this state,
arc requested to meet at their respective
places for .choosing inspectors for tho gen
eral elections, in each township, and dis
trict", on Saturday the With day of Novem
ber instant, to choose two persons to rep
resent each township and district at a
County convention of delegates to be hold
at the house of Daniel Gross, in lllnomshimr.
on the following Monday, for the purpose
oi selecting one or more persons to repre
sent Columbia county, and this Senatorial
district, in a State Convention to be held
at Ilarrisburg on the 4th of March next, to
select a candidate for Governor, to lie sun-
ported by tho Democratic party at tho next
November 10, 1837.
Hew Cheap 'Goods,
ItUPEHT & BARTOX,
(Successors to li. II. Higgs,)
RESPECTFULLY announce to theii
friends and the public, that they have nur
chased from E. II. Riggs his interest in the
store lormcny Kept by linn, anil that thoy
have just received an extensive and splen
did assortment of
Fall & Winter &jo'ds,
which they are now opening for tho exa
mination and annnmmniliitimi nf riiieinm.,.!,
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at the New Store House, just constructed
uy iur. uiggs, ami opposite to Mr. Hob
sons stage ollice. Their assortment is not
only very extensive, but carefully selected
to answer the demands of the neighbour
hood; and although thoy wish not to adver
tise their nriccs. veUhnv ferd ,'mifwlnni iimt
they have belter goods, and will sell chca-
.. 1 1 . HI .
per man any siure in mooniSUUrg.
Their now stock has been purchased at
the manufacturers' establishments, at the
very lowest prices, and consists of
Jilue, Black, Jirown, Invisible Green, and
Fancy coloured Cloths, Casshnercs
and Sattinclts ; Silks, Merinos,
Ginghams, and Calicoes ;
Linncns and Muslins ;
rtTUIERE will bo a Rlinotlnir Mntcti .1,0
Ji, house of Henry Bittenbcndcr, in Orange-
inc, 011 oaiuruay mo lain inst., lor a
In fine, they have every thing which ne
cessity or fancy may desire from a yard of
tape to the finest article in Dry Goods, and
from a needle to a stove in Hardware.
Their slock of
Groceries & liquors.
Oils, Salt and Fish, Hollow-ware,
iS-c. iS-c. .yc
is more extensivo and bettor selected than
the lajno articles in any of the neigh
Tlioso who wish new, cheap, and good
articles of Merchandize, should call at tho
"Utoomsburg Arcade" cither boforc or af
ter oxaming elsewhere, and make their pur
chases. All kinds of Coiinlrv Prraliim tnknn in
payment at tho highest market prices.
lfloomsburg, Nov. 18, 1837.
A LARGE CALF-SKIN pocket book, contain
ing about 10 in Shinplasters, ami sundry pa
per, wa lost between Oattawiasa and Uloomsburgr,
on the 1st hut. The finder will he liberally reward
ed ly leaving the raine at this ortie, or at the store
J, T, Mussclman, $ Co.
Nov. 11, 1837
Supposed to WEIGH QQO POUNDS. The
neighboring Marksmen, aro respectfully inxitcd to
Tho distunro of ghootinir. will 1 .rtH.r) vnrrlfl nt rm,
length, and 70 at a rest. Three shots to be measu
red, and tho shorten string takes the prize." No
uiBoii io snoot more man liltccn boards. I'rice of
a board Itlty cents each.
Orangevillc, Nov. 18th, 1837,
The Estate of J1IMM WELUVElt,
late of Madison Township, Columbia
"T&TOTIOE U hereby nivcn. that Letters of Ail.
ministration hae lioen granted to the sub
scribers on Hrtid ost.itc. Therefore all persons hav
ing claims against Bald estate, aro reepjested to pre
sent them, and tio5o indebted aro requested to make
November 17, 1837. Administrators
The Estate of JOHN KITCHEN, late
of Madison township, Columbia coun
"WTOTICE is heebv (riven, that Letter TVuIn
JJI memory have been granted to tho subscri-
uers on l.tie cf(ato ot.said ileccasctl. Therefore all
personi l'aving cI.iiiih against said cstato aro re
qusted to present them, and those indebted aro re
quested to mike immediate pajment.
Nancy Kitchen, Executrix,
Richard Dcmolt, Executor.
November 17, 1S37.
Br. H. Smith, .
SURGE Q3.T DSHTISTa
WOULD rrspectfuliy announce to the public'
that ho will be iii Moomslmrg on Monday
next, tho 30th instant, and remain for ten days, at
Mr. Daniel Snyder's Hotel. Ho has just received
a great variety of the best selected
which are warranted not to change colour, while
his operations arc guaranteed to answer all the or
namental and useful purposes for which they aro
Tho peifcct satisfaction of his numerous custo
mers i- Danville, during a year'a professional ser
vices, is the only recommendation which ho pre
sumes necessary to secure tho calls of those whose
decayed Teeth may rcquiro the attendance and skill
of a Surgeon Dentist.
WHEREAS, the honorable ELLIS LEWIS
President of tho Courts of Oyer & Ter
miner and General Jail Delivery, coutt of Quarter
Sessions ofthc Peace, and Court, of Common Picas,
and Orphan's Court, in the eighth Judicial district,
composed of thecountics ofNorthumberlartd, Union,
Columbia, and Lycoming; and the Hon. William
MoxTfiiiMi-.iiT, and Leonahii Rupeut, Escpiircs,
associate Judges in Columbia county, have issued
their precept bearing date the 2Gth day of August,
in thoy ear of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred
an.l thirty-bcven, and to mo directed for holding a
General Quarter Sessions of the Peace,
Common Picas $ Orphan's Court,
IN DANVILLE, in llje county of Columbin, on
tho third Monday of November next, (being the
20th day and to continue two weeks.
Notice is therefore hereby given to tho coroner,
tho justices of the peace, and' constables of tho raid
county of Columbia, that they be then and there in
their proper persons, at ten o'clock in the forenoon
of said day, with their records, inquisitions, nml oth
er remembrances, to do those things which to their
oflices appertain to be done. And those who aro
bound by recognizances, to prosceuto against the
prisoners that aro or maybe in the jail of said coun
ty of Columbia, arc to-be-then and there to prosecute
against inem us snail ue just. Jurors arc requested
to bo punctual in their attendance, ugreeably to
Dated at Danillc, the 20th day of October, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirty-seven, and in the C3d year of the indepen
dence of tho United States of America. s
WILLIAM KITCHEN, Shff.
'JThe Pennsylvania Reporter
J1NI) STATE JOURNAL,
Is publish d at Harrisburg, twice a week
during the session of the Legislature,
and once a week during the recess.
The Reporter hai Icon, and will continue to bo
a" firm and unwavering laborer in tho cause ofDe
mocracy.an advocatoof the principles of the Ad
ministration of the Gencfal.Oocrnmcnt an untir
ing opponent of tho party which rules in the Execu
tive Department ofthc State, and which has tram
pled upon the rights, and wantonly disregarded tho
willof the People of Pennsylvania. '
As the ensuing session will fce one ol'moro tlintl
ordinary importance, the proprietor has made tuch
arrangements as will enable him to give full and
satisfactory reports ofthc proceedings of the Legisla
ture, and to realize the expectations of these who
may patronize the Reporter as a chicle of Legislativa
Tho terms of the Reporter and State. Journal are,
Per annum, $3
During the session, $2
Any agent or other person forwarding $10, or
becoming responsible therefor, will have six copies
forwarded, ns may be directed, during the icmon
of the Ligitlature.
Persons forwarding names of subscril crs are re"
quested to bo particular in stating whether the sub
scriptions aro to continue for tho year or the f-cssion.
WILLIAM D. BOAS.
mtuse&s EXCIIAN.GB. Ba.?ssa
ERV respectfully informs his friends and the
I'Ublie. that be h:m nllvnVR nn linnrl. nt liia T.i.
very Stable in Uloomsbiirg, for the purposes of Hire
or Ej change, a variety of . , -
GIGS, WAGGONS AND SLEIGHS,
which he will feel gratified to keep in .rcadiucss for
the accommodation of cut-tonicrs.
Personal application can be made at his residence
when every means will be used to render entire sat
isfuctiouto those who may pdvehima call.
NOAH S. PRENTIS.
DIoomt.burg, November 4, 1S37.
For Columbia county November Term,
John M'Kim et al
Commonwealth ct al
Michael Jlrobotet al
Jonathan D. Ileister ct
William V. Reynolds
John Fulkersoif ct al
John M. Allen
Hugh Allen's AdWrs.
William M'Kclvy ct al.
Neal M'Cay ct al
Funny Cummings ct al
Per November ri?erm'.
Bloom JacobMclich, Esq.
Cutaxeissa Jacob Murtz, Jacob Ilower Wm. Gear
hart. Berry Andrew UrittAin; J, W. Stamm
Fithitig Creek Benjamin Jones, Esq
Libaty Daniel Snyder, Frederick Blue, Wm,
Maditon John Manning, Caleb Thomas, Esq.
John Fuiihton, William Richart.
Mahoning Thomas Woodside, John Mowrer,
Samuel Guhck, James Childs.
Mifflin Levi Kirkciidall.
Hoarini; Creek Anthony Dingier, Samuel Eck,
tixigarloaf John Fulmer, Wm. .Coal.
First week. .
Briar Creel- Philip Freas, Amos E. Kitchen,
Illoom Sjmon Wcrtman, Philip Eycr, C. G.
Rickctts, Henry Gcisingcr, Geo. Wert, Win. Robi
kon. Caluteisfa Geo. Mcars, Jesse Cleaver
Berry William Ellis.
Fishing Creek John Bright.
Greenwood Wiiam Lemon, James Wilaon,
Hemlock Charles Hartman, Isaiah Barton
Liberty Henry Shell.
Mifflin Samuel Oroasey, Esq. John Brown,
Jacob Gcarhart Henry Pettit.
Mahoning Colin Cameron, Samuel Harman,
Wm. Hartman, Win. Woodside.
Madison Wm. Haldrcn, Jacob Demott, Jeremiah
Wollivcr, Jacob SwUher.
Mount Pleasant Andrew Melick, Jr. John
Roaring Creek Abijah John.
StigarlonfGcorgo Hess, John Lawbauch.
Briar Greek Samuel Headly, Esq.
Bloom Solomon Ncwhart.
Catawissa Jacob Kruck, Benjamin Beaver.
Barry Adam Tanner, Michael Snpdor, David
Derr, John F. Butler, Wm. S. Davis.
Fuhing Creek Harmnn Labor.
Urcenwiod John Rishel, Aaron Patterson, Ab
Hemlock Thomas Hartman, John Quick, Peter
Rupert, John Purse I, Geo, Kaufman, Esq. Henry
Ohl, Jr. Jacob Leidy, James Emmet.
Limestone Win. 'Fireman, Daniel Wagner,
Mount Pleasant John Hower.
Mahoning David Pursel,r Jr. Rudolph Sechler,
Esq. Joseph Maus, Thomas Bonfield.
Mifflin George A. Bowman Gideon Genscl.
M"disoi( Juhn Hendcrfhot. -
Roaring Creek Samuol Mcars.
Siigartoof Andrew Hess, Mathias Appleman
Salt I Salt !
98i TOAI!,!1'I'-s of Lake Salt, and a large
ra30 JO) quantity of Ground Alum Salt, just
received, and for sale at the cheap store of
J. T. Musselman, Co.
Nov. 11, 1837.
AKE NOTICE that I have applied to tho
In.Unj ,rti, r.,,. t... ..rr
u. VIIUII .11 VUIlllIlilU I ( UP, Ul .1-
llllnhin rmtiitv fitr ilm l,u,iinrtl,n i. Au.n( K...u
of this Commonwealth, and that thoy have appoint
ed tho third Monday f November next, for tho
hearing of mo and my Creditors, at tho Court house,
in Danville, when and w hero you may attend if you
November 1, 1837.
AH IRON, Just received, and for sale at the
new fc cheap store of
J. J . Musselman, $ Co.
November 4, 1837,
THE subscriber at tho Constable's sale of John
German's WniWirlv. in l.'icllirtr- flrai.Tr Imiti-
ship, Columbia county, purchased tho following ar
nc Young- Sovrel Mare, SCO
One Wamie CUoc!-, 7
and having leftsaid mare and clock hi the pcwpetlon
of saiJ John German, hohcrsby cautions all person
against purchasing or taking ou assignment of the
tamo at their peril.
LUTJJEtt A. GERMAN.
Fishing Creek, Oct. Ul, 1837.
A FEW CORDS OF GOOD WOOD will L
taken hi payment for subjciiiitians at the Of
tico ofthc Columbia Democrat.
Btoomrfnirjr, Oe. 3a, 1837.