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ACTlON'OF THE 'PEOPLE. 1
On the lGth lilt, a meeting of about 20,000 of the citizens lo'f Philadelphia as scmblcd in Olcl Independence Square, to adopt measures in regard to tho present state of moneyed affairs in this country. A number of spirited resolutions,, condemna tory of tho course adopted by tho Banks in suspending specie payments, and against the illegal coursiS pursued by different cor porations in issuing small notes, were unan imously adopted; and a committee appoint ed to hold correspondence with the banks of the city and county on the subject of re deeming their $5 bills with specie. The committee addressed a letter in conformity with these instructions; which was replied to in a general answer, adopted by a meet ing of the officers of the different bunks, Iri which they express a determination to ail here to their iion-rcdoiription of their own notes in specie. An adjourned meeting, quite as numerously attended an the prima ry one of the 15th, was hold on the 22d, at the same place, and Ihd correspondence presented and read. Tho puerile answer of the shavers was rcceivcu with that con tempt and disgust which might naturally bo expected; and a number of resolutions wore accordingly adopted, demonstrating 'the honest and fearless course which should bo pursued by those who wear no Rank fetters. We subjoin the following, not havinir room for the entire proceedings: Resolved, That this communication of the Banks is equally unsatisfactory, in pre senting to our citizens no plan for the pre servation rif a lawful circulating uu'uium of less than Five dollars; tuat is their rcltml to redeem their five dollar notc, and their re fusal at tho same time to iasite the smaller denominations of specie currency, we can 66 ridlhing but a determination to deluge this whole neighborhood with spurious and constantly depreciating paper tickets, made in notorious violation of the law, and liable to be easily counterfeited, lost and destroy cd. Resolved, That while we totally disap prove of the existing system of banks, cor porations and monopolies, which has been allowed to irrdw up in this Commonwealth, to the destruction of honest labor, and the violation of private industry and right, we f; . i . . t ., , .1 . ; . r . 'Ci ucmanu inai inc provisions o existing aw's calculated (though in our opinion, quite insufficiently)) to restrain these privi leged institutions within some bdundsi shall be maintained. That these laws do posi tively require every Dank to redeem its notes in Gold or Silver, or if it cannot do so, that it shall cease to issue any more of its depreciated paper, and take immediate steps for collecting its property, and pay ing its notes. We call upon the banks to do this. That those laws do positively for bid any dividends to be made among the Stockholders, till all their notes arc redeem ed in specie. Wo call upon the Hanks to remember this and apply all their profits td pay their notes. That those laws do post lively forfeit their Charter, unless they re sumo specie payments in ninety days. We call upon the Banks to remember this, and honestly apply themselves so to do. That those laws do positively forbid the issuing or circulation of any paper ticket, as circu lating medium, under live dollars. We call Upon the Banks and all Corporations to re member this. Rcxolved, That a committco of one hun dred bo appointed by the officers of this meeting, for the purpose of ascertaining the most prompt and nronfir mode of proceed ing against individuals and corporations for violating tho laws prohibiting the issuing ana circulating ol small bills, to correspond with our friends in other portions of the L TTnltn.l Qi.i,, ... i..i. ..li i i . . :.. win.u rjiuia, 11 UltlU Ull lUUUl 1IIUU3U1C3 111 enforcing the Banks to pay their Ave dollar notes, and to perform such other duties as they may deem proper and necessary in the present emergency. SHIN-PLASTERS. The corporations of Lancaster, Carlisle I Harrisburg, &c. &c. havo commenced issu ing these illegal rags the latter of which nearly equals the amount of its present debt $15,000. A correspondent says "the Banks are gathering up every Gold, Silver. and Copper coin." The same also informs Us that "John Smull has issued a consider able amount, which proved "no oo," and burlesque was got up,' of which the follow ing is a copy. It is enclosed in a border, and reads thus : This will entitle the hearer to twentv-five cents, on demand, in the hones of old staire itorses, or Jiarnson-Antimasonic-JSanlc rr rr .1 . . " . i. Jyitig'Ritner-Velo stock. BIG ROCKFISII, Market sn. There is, a "P. S." attached to it, whie wo omit ; but the following fleecinc? en dorsemcnt prnaments tho back of each of the now issues. Qoiito symbolical ! Good for its value. JOKATIIAN PUKKIK, ESQ The vacant square opposite St. Charles i licatra, Wow Urlcans, sold on the first in slant for more than half a million of doli-ir.i WEST BRANCH BANK: On Tuesday last the stock in this new in stitution was to have been sold at public auction in Williamsport. We have no doubt but' every share brought more than a price, notwithstanding the panic and pressure amongst tho very men who will most probably be tho buyer?. The capi tal is S200',000 one half of which must be paid in cash to commence operations. We understand that William F. Pack er Esq. will be chosen as Cashier. He is certainly competent, and his pleasing manners and persevering habils of industry and enterprise will render hint auscful offi cer to the Bank. Wo presume Gen. An thony will be Presidents 'N AILED TO THE COUNTER." Our readers will probably recollect the report so checrihgly circulated by the op position prints, that Gen. Jackson had lost a large amount of money by the recent failures in New Orleans. The following comes front the "New York Courier and Enquirer," a violent Bank paper; and as the report was merely originated to create an impression that this veteran patriot was extensively engaged in stock-jobbing, it carries a complete refutation to all the ca lumnies, by exhibiting his irresponsibility in any pecuniary shape, either by specula ting, or shaving, or the most remote con nection with Banks or their agents. "It affords us pleasure to say, that the minor of General Jackson's having a draft protested m this city, or ol Ins losing a large cum of money by the failure of Yeat- man, Wooddi Uo., ol Washville, or in any other way, is utterly without foundation. Wo have seen a letter Jrom the old Gener al, in which he says, that for twenty years ho has not drawn a draft upon any person whatever; that he is no way responsible to the amount of a dollar, lor any person or persons, except for the purchase of two or three slaves by his adopted son; and that all the rumors m relation to his d raits, his endorsements and his losses, are entirely falscand without the shadow of foundation in trtitli. JUNE Is certainly the month of flowers this year, as summer has just commenced, and warm weather been thoroughly established) The trees are in their full dress a profit' sion of gay flowers arc every where scat tcrcd around us and soft copious showers are rapidly forwarding the growth of vege tation. "Now genial suns and gentle broczes reign, And summer a fairest splendours deck the plain: Exulting Flora views her new-born rose, And ull the ground with short-lived beauty glows.' It js pleasant now to take recreation in the country-to enjoy the profusion of fra. grance arising from tho flowers of the clo vcr and thrj honey-suckle. The longest day in the year, or summer-solstice, comes on the 21st of this month, when twilight continues almost from the rising to the set ting of tho sun. Gooseberries and currants ripen about the latter end of the month; and wc can tickle our palates, and oven satisfy our appetites, with the products of our gar dons provided our wives understand hor ticulture, and are not afraid of being sun burnt. In fact, like the Bean season de scribed by Thompson "Look let us walk Where tho brcezo blows from yon extended field Ui Dloisom a Herbage. Arabmcannot boast A fuller gala of joy. Uian, liberal, thonco Breathes through the sense, and takes theravish'd sou). JCyThere is not much news, unless we would notice all tho robbeiics and murders from Maine to New Orleans, as is usually done by "tho largest papers in tho United States." Bank notes arc considered trash by some folks the Whigs are pleased at tho scarcity of gold and silver our fanners are busily engaged in their honest and hon orable vocations the City shavers are cheating the Widows and Orphans who have made them agents and no sensible person Will take shin-plasters in exchange for his ware, his merchandize, or his ' la bour. There is plenty of water in the ca nal; and, from all accounts, thcro is at this timo more specie in America than at any fanner period. Benefits of Banking. A firm in New York conuflenced business two years ago with a capital of $5000, and failed a week or two since for EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, In Vicksburg, Miss, a lot which was purchased twelvo months since for $9000, recently sold for $90,000. And a lot ad joining tho doppt which was bought two years since for $3000, was lately sold for ijn0,000, Sitlllnir nf the Tndentiidcnee..'Vie. U. S. ship-Independence, Capt. Nicholson, having on board Hon. Geo. M. Dallas, Min- lsicr to St. Petersburg-, got under way on Saturday mornirtgabout half past 10 o'clock, and went to Bca with a fine S. W. breeze. She discharged .her. pilot, Mr. Wilson, about noon The Blairsvillc Record states that Mr. Jas. Thompson, who was accidentally poi soned in tins city, a short time since, was 1'ost Master at Indiana, m this btate, and was here lor the purchase of roods. He has left a wife and foUr children. The cornmittce appointed by the .last Legislature, to inquire into the cvil3 of Fadtorv Labor, after a session of two weeks. in Philadelphia have adjourned to moot in rittsburg on the 8th ol this month. Counterfeiters. Philander Warden, keeperofa public house in Chatham Square, N. Y., and Thomas Reynolds, and Win. Glcason, were arrested by Homan, Gilt Hays, and Sparks, on suspicion of bein concerned with a cans: in passing forced bills of the Delaware and Hudson, Ithica, and Amherst Banks. Thev are all in prison lor lurtucr examination., Murder. Two men named Tcmpleton, father and son, were killed in Laurens Dis trict, S. C, May Bill, by a negro belonging to jonn ljoycc, usq. lie nad run away and was detected stealing provisions from the house- df Mr. Tdmpleton, and when attacked feu on the father and son with a knife. Professor Rogers, is now busily engage in making a ueolojncal survey of the state of Pennsylvania. A report will probably uc maue to our next lerns a'vr1!. It is stated m the Norfolk Beacon, that the Presidency of the' Navy Board at Wash ington, has boon tendered to Commodore Warrington, now oti the Norfolk station Intelligence to Tiirfmtn. Mr. Tatter sail, .of London, has 'sent, over a beautiful gold whip, to the South' ' Carolina Jockey Club, which is to be, run" forever the Club's course, upon the'priricTpfcs.oftho whip races in England. Mr.. Tattcrsnll's two sons visited Charleston;? at the- late Fcburary meeting ol the LUubv. Jind.wc- arc led to be lieve from the terms,a.ccompanying the gift that they were much,.plcased with the hos pitality of the cilizens. "Want thome maple thugar?" said a little lisping urchin dropped in yesterday with basket full of maple's'tigar jimcracks. "W just do, my lad what' do you ask?" thilling a' hukl" J'Who rti&de it?" .1 .1 T .1 I 1 . ... A iy limner liiuninua ana sue tola mo to civ the head cater in the'printmnoffith a goth of a great gou." "un she (did,(did she! well if she's as sweet as hej sugar, she's one o the finest condimcntsfih creation." "Ycth em" "And telUiei'that'somc lover of sweet things will soon ovirl'ake iher!" -"Colli the'th cotch'd and'.goinJ to b& notched next week to Jim BameyiV JIc laid' upon the- .1 1 - - l .1 1 uiuiu u mumping great, piece oi tins conge nial nectar and honey, made in the shape of o linn, niifl ! 1 1 I .t. i '1-1. u iiviu., uuu tuiuauuu m lllli IWinKUllg Ol bedpost. Miss Saccharine Dulcissima Lu cinda, wc owe you one; Northern paper Jill rides have exceptions? Two wins kcrcd dandies, with hair long enough on ineir upper lips to maKC a grenadier's cap went the other day to the Academy of fine arts. On reading the inscription over the uoor "no dogs admitted, the lorcmost turn cd to his friend and wittingly observed 'You must go back, Fred, you seo they don' admit you.' "O, don't be frightened, gen iiuinun, saut tne uoor-Kccrjer. "von mnv both como in, the regulation does not extend In n.inn.'.. 1 "I owo my success in business chiefly to 'you, said a stationer to a paper maker; as .they were settling a larg'p 'account; "but let me ask how a man of your caution came to give credit freely to a beginner with my slender means?" "Because," replied the paper maker, "at whatever hours in the mor ning I passed to my business, I always observed you without your coat at yours." The Grand Duke of Florence, who is rather an unsociable person, was, not long since, told that the American minister had sent up his card and waited an audience. The Duke went immediately to receive tho illustrious stranger, and indulged him with a very long interview. What was his rage, on learning that his visitor was only an itinerant Yankee clergy man who, by adding "American Minister," to his Down cast cognomen, forced himsfelf when ever ho chose, on the petty Princes and small Dukes of Italvi Hard Drinking, A lady in Boston, a fevjdays since, in a quarrel with a drunken husband accused him of drjnking up his pick-axe on one day, and Tils saw and, wood horse the next. The Experiment irt quickwitted yan kee from the Green mountains, arriving in thii city with three thousand ono dollar bills has sold them at three per cent, premium! It is stated in a New Orleans paper, that there is not a single house of worship in all Texas. It may with truth be"eaid, there is not another place under Heaven where they arc moro needed coed "j i q q q SIFSCSlBHIPEo Office of the Sun, Baltimore, May 28 VERY IMPORTANT FROM WASH INGTON Letters were received in town to-day from Washington city, which state that a Cabinet council was hastily called last eve ning, in consequence of intelligence having been received at the Department of State, that Mexico had formally declared war a gainst the United States. We know not what to make of the story. The most rea sonable conclusion that wc caniuihri at, however, is that the letters of Which we speak are of the "baseless fabric," of most of the missive Which are received from the capital. It is possible that tho story is cor rect: but it appears to us almost incredible, that Mexico should adopt such a step, without first resorting to ncgociation. If she has declared war, she certainly must have an ally. A lew hours will either prove or disprove the story. OBITUARY. "In the midst of-life wc arc in death." DtED. On Monday last, in Ibis village, Mrs. SARAH BOMBOY, consort of Mr, Nathan Bomboy, aged 25 years leaving four young children to mourn her loss; On the same day of pulmonary consump tion, Miss DEBORAH DIEFFEN BAUCH, of this village, in the 20th year of her age. On Tuesday lastj DAVID PETRIKIN GEARHART, son of Widow Gearhart, of this place, aged 1 i years. In Danville on Saturday the 20th inst. Mrs. CATHARINE REYNOLDS, con sort of Daniel Reynolds, aged 21 years. In Roaring Creek, on Friday the 19th inst. CASPER RHODES, aged 74 years, t month, and 9 days, and for forty years past a respectable citizen of this county. To the Electors of Columbia county. ITELLO W-CITIZENS : At the solicitation of many friends throughout the county, I oiler in self as a candidate for the ollicc of at the ncxt.Gcneral election, end would feel grateful for your support. JOHN FltuIT. Madison, June 3, 1837, To the Electors of Columbia county: ELLOW CITIZENS: At the solicitation of a number of my friends I have been encouraged to oiler myself as li (Januiuate lor tne olhce ol S5IERSFF, at the ensuing General Election. If I should be so fortunate as to obtain a majority of your suffrages, I pledge myself, to far as my abilities will admit, to perform the duties of the oflico with integrity and humanity, PETER KLINE. May 20, 1837. SHERIFFALTY. To the Electors of Columbia county: IJELLOW CITIZENS: At the urgent solicit tions of numerous friends, I offer myself as a candidate for the office of SHERIFF. Should I be so fortunate as to receive' a majority of votes, and procure my commission, I pledge myt elf to oxecute tho duties of the oiiico witn tidclity and impartiality. May 13, 1837. EL1AS McHENKY. Valuable Real Property iROPOSALS will be received by the subscri ber, at his residence m Espytown, until the fourth dau of July next, for renting, for ono or more yoars, the follow ing property, to wit: A Good Farm, situate in Bloom township, about two and a half miles from Bloomsburg. Also, a sa-is5 iUrulUiiAiM 1 MILL. i ?1 TTITI ATT I 1 YfM H fTT V situate on said farm, together with a FULLING MILL AND FACTORY, on the same premises. Also, a DWELLING HOUSE, AND u STORE HOUSE, with necessary out-buildings; in Bloomsburg, now in tho occupancy of Mr.- C. V. Fisher. (C'Tlie preference will be given to thoso who will rent tho whole' property. Possession given on the first day of April noxt, N. B. Under the present Lease tho Mm will bo put In good order, and kept so! JOHN barton; Espytown, April 29, 1637. JOHN S. INGRAM, iIITOlBSyJE'ir AIT TENDERS his professional services to the citi zens of Columbia county. He will feel gratc mi tor business entrusted to his care. Office in the samo building with tho 'Columbia Democrat,' niooBjhburg, May, 1837, Literature, Science, fc General Kern. THE PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY CHRONICLE, A FAMILY NEWSPAPER. PROSPECTUS OF SECOND VOLUME. Commencing May 20,-1837. Tho SATURDAY CHRONICLE i a family newspaper, published on a sheet dfthe largest mam- motn sue, and issued regularly from Philadelphia, every Saturday. It is entirely unconnected with party politics, and sectarianism, and is zealously de voted to the cause of Literature, Science and Gen eral Intelligence, as calculated to 'crilcrtain and in struct every branch of the family circle. The do- ' , r i. - vi ' i . r. -t . . . . eigu ui iuu imuiiMiuis is, bo lurm1;!! a newspaper wai shall instruct as well as amuse, and enlighten the 1 1T i li . . . , . . . iiuuuic-ugcu, m wi'ii as cmqruun, ana urrcci w prop er objects of study, the mind of youth.' Their -un precedented success during the past year (having obtained a very extensive circulation not only Jn Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, but in every StatB of the Union) induces them to believe that their plan of publication is a good one, and during tho succeeding, year, they will continue to pursue it zealously, with such improvements and modifica tions as may from time to time be suggested. General Contents of the Chronicle. Tales and Essays on Literary, Scientific and Moral subjects Sketches of History and Biography .Reviews of new publications Stories from tho Classic writers Popular Statistics of the Woild Ladies' Department Original Communications from some of the best wrtcrB of Philadelphia and elsewhere Medical Lectures Science and Art Agriculture and Rural Economy Popular Super stitions Curious Customs .and. Manners Euro pean and Domestic Correspondence Articles on Music, the Drama, and other amusements Varie ties, amusing incidents, &c. and a carefully prepared synopsis of tho Current jNcws of the Day.bbtU For- ign and Domestic. .attractions of the first Volume: A regular correspondence from Eurore. furnished by an able and eloquent writer, now., on a tour through Europe, and engaged expressly for the chronicle. Of this correspondence moro than fortv letters have been furnished. A series of articles on Medical subiects. cinbracinir lectures on Anatomy, in familiar language, from tho pen of a distinguished Thy sician of Philadelphia, rpi.- tlf ' : ii" . i uo i-puuuuuiiiii, in a. supplementary sncci, oi tho cHoiccst and best articles of the several London Annuals, for 1837, embracing articles, from all tho prominent English 'vritc.rs.cf the present day. Tha cost of these Annuals at retail is about $30 their principal contents have been furnished the rtadcra of the L-hronicle gratis. . - 1 he republication of the Inimitable Pickwick Pa pers, lrom the pen oftho best comic writer of tho ege, Charles Dickens, Esq. urigmal contributions . on Literature, Science, Law, Education, Poetry, Political Economy, &c, from a number of the very best writers in America. Extra Attractions for the second "Folunie. The publication of Use original articles, jjvritten for the Premiums of J 250, embracing- a greatT num ber of compositions of merit. " The original tale,, to which will bo awarded the prize of $ 100, will proba bly be published in the firs. number. of.tlic seebnd volurmV" Thp European Correspondence will be fegjilarly continued, as will also the Stories from the Classics, and indeed all the attractive features of theiirst vol ume. -The notes and observations of a literary gen tleman, now on a tour through the Western and Southern States, arc abo promised for publication in the Chronicle. ' Choico literary selections will. be. furnished-front the. London Monthly, Bcntlcy's Miscellany, Black wood's, and other European Magazines, cara being; taken to select the very' best articles, ."winnowinfr the wheat from the chalf," from the great mass of English Literature, and not to allow their niunbcr to interfere with our usual variety. Advantage will be taken of every circumstance calculated to add in terest to the columns of the Chronicle. The pub lishers being determined 'to allow noric id outstrip them in the ''March of Improvement." During tho past year the publishers have paid, for original con tributions, premiums; correspondence, &cn moro than lOOO BoliarS, And a still larger sum will be expended, for erimil&r purposes, during the publication of the second vol ume. TERMS OF THE CHRONICLE. For a single copy for dne year, S3, in advance, six copies for $tb: or threo conies' for S5." For six months, one dollar; (CrSmall notes on all solvent Banks, received, at psr, in payment of subscriptions. Address (post paid.) MATTHIAS Sc. TAYLOR, Publishers. May 27, 1837. Philadelphia; TAKE ITOTICS. THE Subvribcr is about leaving this part of tha country, & would therefore respectfully invite those In arrears to him on subcription lists, &c, to call on o'r before tho 1st day of Juno next, and settle with him without further notice; JEREMIAH SHINDLE. Bloomsburg, May G, 1837. TO PRINTERS. . WHITE & W. 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