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TIIE COLUMBIA DE3IOCRAT.
"TnUTIt WITHOUT FEAIt."
SATURDAY, 1EC. 9, 1837.
"Lewis Dgwart, Esq. has boon reelect
ed Speaker nf the House of Representa
tives, and Dr. Jesse Bukden Speaker of
the Senate.
rc-The Hon. D. Petrikin will please
accept, our thanks, for his early attention in
forwarding us a copy of the Presidents
Message: and tu Messrs. Benton $ Bu
chanan of the U. S. Senate, and Messrs.
Hammond and Jleily of the House, wo
arc under many obligations for their trans
mission of Congressional documents.
C7We are under many obligations to
John Bowman, Esq. our representative,
for a copy of the Governor's message, and
other favors.
C7Thc post mortum examination of
John Dornell, noticed in our last, resulted
in a discovery of a fracture of the skull
seven inches in length, and which the three
physicians pronounced the cause of his
death. Many rumors arc afloat respecting
this unfortunate transaction; but as Poke
will receive his trial in January next wc
forbear any further statement until the mat
ter undergoes a legal investigation.
The Nescopeck bridge, at Berwick, is
now being crossed on foot, and in d few
days will be passable for horses and wag
gons. UNION COUNTY.
The democrats of this county have cho
sen Col. Henry C. Eyeu as the Rep're
ecntative, and Gen. AnnoT Giieen as the
Senatorial delegate, to the 4th of March
convention. They arc instructed to sup
port Capt. JOHN SNYDER, and to op
pose the nomination of any man who has
heretofore been a candidate for Governor.
C7"In Bucks county the democrats have
already chosen their 4th of March conven
tion delegates, and instructed them to sup
port "a new man; fresh front the ranks of
the people."
Philadelphia county has also chosen del
egates to the 4th of March convention,
they are without any instructions.
fC7The Democrats of Adams coitrtty
have chosen delegates; to the 4th of March
convention and instructed them to support
the Hon. Daniel ShciTer.
BANK CONVENTION.
This convention, which assembled at
New York on the 2Gth ult. for the purpose
of fixing upon' some certain1 day for the gen
eral resumption of specie payments, will
most probably adjourn without determin
ing pon any particular timo. The pro
ceedings are conducted with closed doors,
arid from this and cither causes, has produ
ced considerable excitement amongst the
Golhamites, who feel a deep interest in the
result of their transactions. The New
York banks have determined on resuming
specie payments, whethor others do or not;
and as the banks of Connecticut aire ready,
they will most probably do the same.
CPThe course of some politicians re
minds us very niuch of a Jonathan, who
with his gal in a luuiber-box was about coin
ing in contact With a dandy in a gig.
'Turn out, torn 6ut," cried Jonathan, "or
by golly I'll sorvo you as I did a man
t'other day.'' The frightened exquisite
turned out, and as Jonathan passed asked
linn how he served the other man. "Why,"
s-iid Jonathan, "I turned out myself."
Now, the politicians t which wo allude,
are weekly endoavoring to mako others of
the party "turn'out;" and when they fail
in accomplishing their wish, universally
"turn out" themsolves. There is no use
in citing cases. It's a mere niatter of fact.
FATAL ACCIDENT.
Mrs. Cxviiaimne Ykamck, consort of
Ilcnry Yearick, Esq. of Mifflinburg, Uni
on countv. full throueh the inner door of
tho cellar oii'theMd ult. which so Fnjlired
her that she expired on the 30th, loaving a
1 irpe family of children to mourn the loss
0f an afftfoutmato and pious, mother.
Hcnvy A. Muhlenberg.
Wo were among the most zealous sup
porters of tins gentleman in 1835, and con-:
tribulcd our.humblc sorviccs, both as a del
egatc to the Lewistown convention, and as
his political friend during tho campaign, to
promote his election. This courso wc
have never regielted; and, under similar cir
cumstances, we should be found contending
for the same principles and the same "man".
But notwithstanding wc admire Mr. Muh
lenberg as tho gentleman, tho scholar, tl'e
statesman, and tho unwavering democrat,
who would both adorn the station and faith
fully serve the people yet wc sincerely
believe that his nomination at this time
woilld endanger the triumph of our party
at tho next election, upon which unques
tionably rests every thing of party princi
ple and general interest. It was from this
conviction that our County delegation a
dopted the resolution in favor of a new
man; and their honest intentions may be in
ferred from the fact, that more than two
thirds of the delegates had warmly espous
ed the cause of Mr. Muhlenberg in 1835.
There niust be harmony of feeling and
union of action in the democratic party if
wc would succeed at the next election; and
why shall wc risk so much merely to sub
serve predilections in favor of any man?
Our object is not to lead, but to folloio pub
lic opinion; and being solemnly convinced
of the danger of bringing up cither of the
candidates of 1835, we have raised our
voice in favor of a new man, determining,
however, to bo governed by the will of the
majority, in the decision of tho 4th of March
convention.
Hon. KIlis .Lewis.
It will be remembered that when this
gentleman's name was mentioned by sev
eral democratic papers as a candidate for
Governor, that he had it publicly with
drawn, and declined interfering with the
claims of others. Now, we perceive that
in Union co'unty the democrats consider
public men as public property; for notwith
standing the public declination of Judge
Lewis, scveial of the delegates in the Coun
ty convention voted for him as a candi
date fpr Governor. This is right. It is
an acknowledged fact that Judge Lewis is
not only the most popular man, as a politi
cian, in Northern5 Pennsylvania,' but that in
an extensive circle of personal friends and
acquaintances he has rendered himself the
admired of all who know him. Affable in
his manners, accessible to all, and possess
ing a mind richly stored with every variety
of useful and practical knowledge, none
could more ably, and we believe none would
more faithfully, fill the station of Executive
of this Commonwealth. As a Lawyer, he
ranked among the first wherever he prac
ticed: as a Representative, ho was always
found ably sustaining -the interests of his
constituents and the public: as a Judge ho
has secured the confidence and respect of
the whole Bar, and tho best feelings of the
whole people of this jndicial district: and
as a private citizen, in his intercourse With
others, and in his cultivation of letters, and
other branches of knowledge, science, and
practical farming, he is only best loved and
most esteemed when best known. How
ever much we might regret hjs loss .on the
Bench, yet we would delight to raiso him
"till higher, believing that to such men alone
should be"intrustcd the destiny of our com
mon wealth and its republican institutions.
We knoiv that the suggestion of his name
will not meet his approval more at this
time than when he formerly declined; but
like the democrats who voted for him in
the Union county convention, wo consider
him subject to the call of the people, anir
should the 4th of March convention put him
in nomination, his election would be guar
anteed by a tremendous majority. A ma
jority of Delegates in tho 4th of March
convention will either have no instructions,
or bo instructed to support "a new man;'
and should Judge Lowis receive their sup
port in convention, wo feel confident that
his nomination will both be approved of by
thoir constituents and sustained by the uni
ted votes of tho people of the Btato at the
ballot-box.
rjAt tho Democratic delegate convciv
tion in Uninncounty resolutions were adopt
ed requesting tho Senatorial and Represen
tative Delogates in the Reform convention
from' that district "to resign their scats in
that body, i n obedience to tho wishes of a
large majority of their constituents."
Nicholas Biddlo has been elected Presi
dent of Sunbury & Erjo rail-road com pany
A
; ADVERTISING. t r.
nave you ever been induced to visit any
particular village, mjncral district, or wa
tering placet And what, gentle reader,
created the desire ? It was certainly not
on account of its seclusion from active life,
nor its remoteness from the bustle and con
fusion of business, unless it was adverti
sed, and with useful foresight you predict
ed its growing greatness, and calculated
upon a speculation. This fact is acknowl
edged; and it carries on its face a useful les
son to every mechanic, every agricultural
ist, every merchant, and every professional
ise The public arc always in need; and
if they only know where to call they could
easily have their wants supplied. The
Mechanic, need only advertise his finished
jobs, and purchasers will soon examine his
work, and inquire his prices, and most
probably order enough to induce an exten
sion of his business: the Farmer can in
form a whole community, through a news
paper, that ho has a surplus of grain, or that
he wishes either to buy, sell, or relit a farm,
and applicants will wait upon him at his
dwelling: the Merchant can just send the
printer a heading for his catalogue, and the
whole neighbourhood in a few days will
know where to obtain necessaries, or gratify
their freaks of fancy: and the Profession'
alist can in twenty four liours inform the
community where he holds forth, and what
ho can do to advantage his fellow-citizens.
There is a charm iii the word advertise
ment not alone to tho Pi inter, who re
ceives a reasonable compensation for his
services, but to the spirit of improvement,
and the life and business of a place from
which it emanates: It incites competition,
and thus drives away that abominable leth
argy which in lime has made a community
of drones: It adds a keenness to business,
and prompts the exercise of energy and en
terprise to secure the ascendancy: It gives
impulse to operations at hbnie, and excites
curiosity abroad. In tine, it improves bu
siness promotes laudable industry and en
terprise enhances the value of property
and makes a noise in the world which adds
to the life and prosperity of any village, and
ultimately secures a prominent name and
fame which otherwise would be lost amid
the scofiiugs of discontent, and the neglect
of those cardinal virtues upon which main
ly depends the. future greatness of our
common country. Then let our friends
take the hint, so plainly elucidated to thei
own advantage Jet them call at the oflice
of the "Columbia Democrat" with their
always acceptable favors, and we know,
that after they shall retire from the busy
cares of life, crowned with the fortunes
which must follow industry and enterprise,
wiien exhibited to the world through the
medium of advertisements, they will thank
us a thousand times for soliciting' their pa
tronage. P. S. Our editorial brethren, when ex
cissorising this article, are freely permit
ted to make such alterations as expediency
and their meridian of publication' may smr
gest. ' b
JityTho insinuation in a certain quarter
that cither John McRnynolds. Esq. or the
editor of this paper ever expressed a desire
to represent tho county in the 4th of March
convention, is without a tittle of founda
tion. We know that such roports were
got up at Danville on the day of the Town
ship meetings, and freely circulated for c
lectioiieering purposes; and we are aware,
too, that their falsity was as well known to
those who used the argument as to either
Mr. McReynolds or oursclf; and further we
not only know the rumor to have been of
original invention, for the purpose assign
ed, but wo defy them to name any one in
dividual to whom cither Mr. McReynolds,
or the editor of this paper, ever expressed
any wish of the kind. In fact, so far from
desiring the situation, neither of us would
have accepted it hud it been proffered
which, thanks to the bettor judgment of the
par'y, never was done either at tho town
ship meetings or at tho county convention.
"Nailed to tho counter."
icyAlthough wc nominated Mr. Crea
sy, and voted for him as Senatorial dele
gate to tho 4th of March convention, yet we
wish it distinctly understood that our course
was not prompted from any desire to op
pose Judge Rupert ns his competitor. As
a gentleman and a democrat, no man in the
county stands higher in our estimation than
Judgo Rupert, and consequently our voting
for Mr. Creasy wasaloiio induced from our
previous act in placing his name in nomi-
Luatiou.
tCJ-The assertion that. Vine resolution
in favor of "a new man" was suddenly
sprung upon the convention, and pnssed
wilhont duo consideration, is a known er
ror. The resolution was first offered by an
individual delegate; and on motion a com
mittee was appointed to draft resolutions,
who reported it to the convention. It was
read twice, separately, and agreed to by
the convention. The proceedings them
selves exhibit the deliberation which char
acterised the action of delegates; hut we
consider this explanation necessary to con
trovert the assertion to tho contrary, coin
ing as it does from a dissatisfied quarter.
tC7Gen. Fnck, of the "Miltonian," calls
upon those indebted to him to pay up, as
"he has just been waited upon by the sher
iff with an execution in the name of David
Petrikin for about $180 to recover the pro
ceeds of a Canal Boat which the Editor won
off him on tho last Governor's election; and
on which a judgment was obtained on the
ground of a trespass, in receiving the boat
from the stakeholder." He lathers the
Doctor with the hardest kind of brush :uld
soap, and promises in a short time to pub
lish the whole proceedings.
BLOOMSBURG RACES.
There was a considerable concourse of
people in attendance at these races which
commenced on Tuesday last. Tho course
was circular, and the very favorable weath
er added much to the enjoyment of the oc
casion. We subjoin a synopsis of the hor
ses entered, and the final results.
First day's Haccs.
The following 3 year old Colts were en
tered and run for the Colt's purse, viz:
B. R. Rnodes' b. f. Man Ilichards;
C. Kendig's b. h. Davy Printer;
V. Beidleman's b. h. Brute Printer.
On the first heal Davy Printer and Brute
Printer, both bolted from the course, the
latter being distanced, and the former bare
ly saving his bacon, having run a consider
able distance further than his chief com
petitor. On the second heat Davy again "flew the
track," and Mary Richards took the purse
without much struggling.
Ssconil I)ty.
The following horses were entered for
the second day's ptirse, viz:
Do.Ct',WnV I'etrikiu's c h. Mentor;
John Dcrr's b. h. Bilh, Button;
b. IJ. Cooper's g. m. Grasshopper.
On the first heat Grasshopper was dis
tanced; and on the second heat Billy But
ton fell with his rider, and thus gave to
Mentor tho ' prize which would otherwise
have required more speed and exertion.
Third Bay.
Tho following horses were entered for
the Third day's purse, viz:
John Dcrr's p. m. Lwly of the. Lake;
Do b. h. Bih iiutlon;
Do s. h. Spicbald;
On the first heat, Spiebald w.as distan
ced, and Lady of the Lake beat Billy But
ton by three or four lengths; but on the
second hfiat Billy met with a former simi
lar accident, and his charmer took the
purse, with a sort of smile that plainly told
she was not in real earnest.
Upon the w'holc. every thing went off
well. No serious accidents, nor personal
quarrels, marred the pleasure enjoyed on
the occasion; and with good feelings all re
tired from the course, after awarding to
Noah S. Prentis's gray filley a purse run
for on three heats against the field.
TO THE EDITOR.
Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 18371.
Bear Sir, The Convention assembled
in the Musical Fund Hall in Second street
in this City yesterday at ir o'clock. A
considerable number of members wcro
in attendance. Not much was dono
yesterday except reading rusolntiono adopt
ed by different Library and Literary socie
ties, inviting members to partako of tho
benefits of their several reading rooms, &c.
and passing a resolution inviting tho Cler
gy to perlorm divine sorvico" in the Hall
each morning.
This morning some other preliminary
resolutions were adopted and tho hours of
meeting fixed at 9 o'clock each morning
and 3 o'clock each afternoon (Saturday
excepted.)
Mr. Dickoy then called up a resolution
which lie subsequently modified so as
read as follows, to wit: Resolved, that tl
Committee of the wholo ho discharged fro
the further consideration of the seventh
ticlc of tho Constitution, that the considers
ation of the ninth article in committee of the
, wholo bo dispensed with, and that thecon-
ventidn will proceed immediately to con
sider on second reading the amendments al
ready made to the constitution in committee
of the wholo, and that their convention
will adjourn sine die on the- 10th day of
January next. The convention agreed to
the second reading, hut aficr considerable
debate, a motion was made to postpone the
same which was agreed to. The conven
tion resolved itself into committer of tho
whole (Mr. Reigart in the c.lji.ir) on the
seventh article of the cniintitutinn.
The question pending when the adjourn
ment ill llarrihburg look place, waa on an
amendment offered by Mr. Reed, which
goes to restrict Bunks from issuing notes
of n less denomination limn ten dollars, and
after the year 1812 of a leis denomination
than twenty dollais
Mr. Stevens offered an amendment in
the following words "The LejjMat'irc 'ball
provide wholesome restriction on a'l (nli.
ing institutions within this coinnvnucalili
so as to promote the best interest of all
the people. On this question soino rather
sharp debate took place particularly be
tween Messrs. Read and Sergeant. The
committee arose and the convention ad
journed without taking tho question. I
suspect the amendment of Mr. Stevens
will prevail.
The Hall in which the convention is
now sitting is a very fine and commodious'
one, but from some cause every sound is
reverberated to an astonishing loudness, and
hence the proceedings are interrupted by
continual noiscl
THE MESSAGES. ,
Both the President and Governor's mes
sages arc very interestinir documents: and
we only regret that their extreme length
will cause some delay in the publication of
them in this paper. On account of its
more local character wc shall first publish
Gov. Ritner's message, and from which
we make the subjoined extract on a subject
in which every one feels so much interest
at this time. The whole shall appear in
our next, and the message 6f Mr. Van Bu-
ren in the following number.
It is now my high gratification to he able
to announce to the Legislature, that not only
have our fellow-citizens frnnnmll V nlnnlv
. n j'v
sustained their old reputation for good faith
aim lornearancc in the trying cusis, but that
the portion of them connected with tho
Banks, haT realized all that was expected.
The report of the Auditor General, when
laid before von. will slum- that ilif.ro I, -.a
been a material. decrease ir. the amount of
notes in circulation, and an.increasc of spe
cie since the. suspension: Also that i be il.t,i
due to the Banks have been reduced, which
result must have been produced without
distress to the community, ..s no complaints,
of that kind have been made k,uown; and
that private denosits. whieb nm tlm l....t
evidence or public confidence, have suffered
IT..1 .,..
very nine oiniinution.
Returns had been
from all the banks in the Statu except the
miriuampion nanK, (lie iiUmlicrmans' Bank
at Warren, the Honesdate. it
Columbia Uridgo company, tho wholo nuin-
I .1... O. . I nr.
iiui iii um oiaiu neing tuiv.
Their cireul
deposits, stood as fidliiWH in the hc-niiing of
mu aim iovcmni;r 10.17.
May. November.
Circulation, 21, 003.5 M or-U 10,101 510 tit
Specie, 4,301.072 2JI (;." HI 0 88
Discounts, 80.K-7.0S3 43llfW.0i2.7."5 0(1
Deposits,. 12,4i)l,(i;,8 lsji l.'J3C,;27J 21
Hence it appears th -.t i(ir, h, i.
dccieasc of circulation,, to ilt! ai.iouni ul
84,800,003,81, or near one fourth, !,.,.
the suspension ol'disconnis to the, amount
of SHI.40J.858 43 or about one fifth. !1U I
of deposits to the amount of r7,728 01,
or about one-twentieth and that specie '
has increased more than one-half, or y,.
515,438 fin Thi! returns vet i.. Iw. ,...!'.
ed will not materially vary tins res-uK .
It tlius appears that theb,inksi oj Pennsyl
vania are in a much mmmlur
before the suspension; and that the resump-
uuii in specie payments so fur ns it de
pends on their situation and resources may
take place at any timu.
But we inust'not rest content with tho
contemplation or this gratifying state of,
things. Though a favorablo combination
of circumstances has for the present guar
ded us from the exlont of injury to which'
tho occurrences of the past year exposed'
the Commonwealth, it is not tho part .of
prudence again to rclv on a similar escape
from danger. Our duty is, ir possible, to
prevent its recurrence.
The Banks Jiavo well sustained thorn
selves through the crisis; but tho Bank
system that could admit or such a crisis,
must bo defective.
The fact that ageneral suspension of pay
ment in gold and silver has taken place,
without producing a general forfeiture of'
the chartors, though it was tho evident in
tention of tho Legislature to prevent or pun
ish such a CataStronlin III' (lint nnnnlttr
neither justifies tho suspension, nor proves
that the penalty is unjust. It only shows
that a crisis has arisen not foreseen by tho

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