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YHE WeVt BKAKCH BANK.
iVVq alluded to iho fracas about this little aloiiopoly in our last number, without giv ing the particulars. After the disgraceful conduct ot the AiilimasoiiH liati uccn exniu iJcu" in the purchase of the stock of this 111- Itution, and they had openly avowed tlicir ntnriniiintlnn to maleo the Hank a political 't t .! l nC .,o,nlPll lllftllpi'R n- r.tfS- . - . . , 11 T X ' l fbnjulonctl the stock wnicn nan uccn prcvi- M,ic,r trinUnn ilnwn to them, and though liUDI V Kau'w. - , 11 hVJJJ VII HiW Jmmww - - tj fetter to the committee of supcrintcndancc. Sm Jf'ilUamsport, June 2, 1'8$7. jjKpKNTi.nMENt Tlic uiulcrsifTiicd, for three 2$ays past have been bidding for stock in 'the tiVVest Branch Bank at Willianisport, with Slvicw of obtaining it for tho purpose of finyestiug capital in an institution which we Mhatl liopeu ncrcaltcr migni uc saic arm nour ishing m its operations, ana rcnucr uic 111 geslmcut profitable to the owners. But a &t7urirlc has. arisen for slock carried on by 'imlividUals who, wc believe, desire to con trol the Bank in future, for purposes well known to themselves, (and ot which we arc not ignorant,) rather than to render it a 'Source of profit to the stockhoUj-rsor bene ficuil to th6 community. IfflMHfeich a .pinto of things wc must (Incline WIPKj any interest wnaiovcr, in mo msmuiiuii, aim tstiall bid for no more stock, and what has sbeen stricken do wn to us for our friends wo ?Rr!rill RiifTnr to lirt returned unsold under the fcBolution which von yesterday adopted. Sntl leave the Bank to the management of those who desired it being satisfied that Ltho bank can never prosper, or bo successful indor the opposition it must inevitably nn xJunter from the state of feeling cngendcr- ulby such collisions. A. V. l'AKSUINS, S. II. LLOYD, For themtclvcs, and in behalf of their friends for whoni-thcy were bidders. ffo Hon. J. B. Anthony, and others, mem bers of the committee of commissioners. n consequence oflhe foregoing upwards eleven hundred shares were returned un sold, amidst a burst of indignant feeling, that will inevitably crush the Bank at some future day, should it ever go into operation. ?We extract the following, which is the con- deluding paragraph of a long article in the j; Iycoiinng Gazette of tho 7th inst., and ftwnicn win inrow some iigui on um iiuu Ifcate situation in which Uicee political jug ilglers have placed themselves: jfWc do net believe, however, that with such a formidable and never tiring opposi (Uion as the proposed bank is inevitably dc Bdned to encounter, it will ever'prcsumo to tbJgo into operation; and tour reasons are hcsc: The act of incorporation, although "tH! best that could lie obtained, is a very hard one for the Bank. It requires the pay jnent of a bonus to the slate of ten thousand ,'dollars for the privileges grttnted in the , 'cluxrler and, in addition, renders it sub ject to all taxes on dividends which are at present imposed on other banks that pay ricjlbonus. It requires Unit one half the cjpital stock, ($100,000) shall be paid in before any discounts can be made, or notes issued; and prohibits the bank from purcha sing or holding any stock of any other in . stiiution, and from hypothecating its own rftock. There are other restrictions which hrnay also sqinc day prove inconvenient, i.BUcp as tho following: "The privileges fhcreby granted to the said Bank) shall be subject to such alterations, provisions and restrictions as now exist, or such as the legislature may at any time II ERISA F TrJSlt think proper to enact," &c. These ar5J unquestionably heavy burthens to be imposed on a small country bank, justcom 'mpneing operations, and when added to tho necessity, expenses of purchasing a bank Jrtgjl house, procuring engraved bank bills, officer's salaries, and other contingent cx nenscs, it is manifest that nothing can sus- tain.tho institution but the united efforts of hSentirc community. Instead of which litjPJhas no other prospect before it than a told, powerful, persevering and sleepless exposition which it cannot outlive. Load cdjfilown with a debt of $10,000 before it hJssucd a note tied up with restrictions bjjjthe legislature surrounded with opposi tionand in the midst of a pressure with oata parallel in tho monetary history of this country let the bank go into operation at ftgj)cril. If thoy "sow tho wind," they cannot complain if thoy aro compelled to reap the whirlwind." For our part, wc wMuursuivesrcauy to "carry on tlio war. Weatiieh Onops. For tho last ten Fajit has continued to rain without much uuormission; and our farmers arc approhen- ivapr their crops of Grain. Gras3 looks ' !s bllt if tl10 rg0t gots '",0 tlie w,,eat an1 rveflit will more than overbalance tho bciic- fitpS hay-making. The corn-fields, too, yfew exceptions look bad tho grass living out-grown tho com, and the weather preventing our farmers from bestowiner tho necessary application of tho plough and Unnl W ,.,:1. f ... ' ,1 uuu, .,u niouuur larmcrs mil comnensa- Son for their labors; but our wishes can jeither alter nor amend; and wo must bo jontent in waiting for tho best, if wo ulti jmjfiTly should bo compelled to put up with UjSlworst. TIIK MONEY MARKET. In Philadelphia, money can now be ob tained at six per cent, per annum ; and the "Daily Express," of New-York, says that money has not been so plenty in that city for a year past. The same paper adds "the period of ShaVing and Usury is pawed money is no longer-employed to buy up notes." Wo arc reioiced at this stato of things in those two cities; and wo feel con fident that in a short time hence wc will hear but little noise about "tho pressure," from anyquaVtcr. Gold and Silver continue at a premium of 8 and 0 per cent. They arc considered as articles of merchandize, and will contin ue such during the immense cxportalions to Europe, which a're announced at the depar turc of every packet-. GOLD. During the month of May last, $203,000 of gold was coined at the mint in Philadelphia $111,000 of which was in Quarter Eagles The amount of gold re maining uncoined in the mint, on tho 31st ult. was $113, 035. The Shin-plaster gen try had better procure some of these 'mint- drops.' They would circulate more freely than rags, and at the same time incur no pe nalty for violating the law. .Qnccrfotc. The late John Randolph, of Jioanouc, in the year 1813, when the new York banks suspended specie payments, bad a remittance of some thousand dollars made him from England. Tho sum cover ed the whole of one of his tobacco crops, and tho funds were locked up in the vaults ot the Bank ot America. Mr. Randolph was at the time in the prime of life, in the full enjoyment of unequalled popularity He repaired to New York, and demanded his funds in specie. It'Camlotbe had was the prompt reply. "It must be had," was the laconic response of Mr. Randolph. The bank was incorrigible till the succeeding day, when tho columns of the New York Columbian announced by advertisement, that that afternoon at 2 o clock, the Ilononv blc John Randolph of Roanoke, would ad dress the people on the subject ot Banks, and the frauds they committed, from the Steps of the Bank ofAnleriea! It is scarce ly necessary to say, that before the hour ar rived, every farthing demanded by Mr. Ran dolph was paid over in specie. A few such determined spirits would be of great service to community at present. They would compel the Banks to resume specie payments and thoy would put a stop the issuing of shin-plasters. Tiib Biteii Bit Bickncll, the famqus money broker, after reading the arrange ments of the Baltimore Banks, as publish ed in our last, purchased $15,000 of the notes mentioned. He sent a messenger to the monumental city for his change, when he found that two rcn cent, discount was demanded for all depositcs exceeding $200. He grumbles mightily about the matter in hia last "Reporter." The pressure so much complained of elsewhere, is but little lett in this county all things go on as usual. Hundreds of emigrants have located within her borders this spring, and all things considered, wc have comparatively nothing to coiljplaiil of. This stato of affairs is mainly to attrib uted to the fact of there being no bank loca ted in the vicinity. If we had a bank, we would have our borrowers, speculators, pres sures, shin-plasters, and all the usual at tendants of such institutions. If the times are hard, situated as the people hpre are, they will bo among the last to feel it. An other causo that operates against the ap proach of pestilence & pressures, is, that we liavo few whigs and antimasons left among us. Democrats who were deceived in the character of Ritner and induced to support his election, havo since deserted his stan dard, and there is scarcely a corporal's guard left to do hiln reverence. Venango Democrat. A correspondent of the New York Eve ning Post says: "Laws arc only made for the ricii. Tho Legislature has just arisen from a most profound apathy. They want to legalize tho illegal doings of chartered Banks. Why don't they pass a law, so that a poor man may havo a year to pay his debts in?" How strikingly illustrative ofthe present state of things. Laws are enacted express ly for rich men. If they fail by imprudenco or extravagance, measures of'rclief are im mediately sought and obtained by legal en actment. Not so with the industrious poor. Their half naked and starving children cla moring for bread, while tho emaciated frames df their toiling parents aro sinking un der tho most incessant labor, by which thoy obtain their pittance, but no sympathy is manifested for them. Are these things right? Should not tho blessings of Government, like the dews of Heaven, descend alike upon tho rich and poor? Then, why this constant clamoring for laws to relieve tho rich, that aro wallowing in allluonco, while thousands of tho honest and industrious poor aro sufi'ering for want of bread occa sioned by the opprepsions of the wealthy. From Texas. By 'the arrival of the schr. William and Francis, yesterday, from Galveston, a letter to a gentleman m this city,vdatedat Vclasco, 24th inst. states that the country was very quiet, and emigrants arriving by thousands from all parts of the United ntatcs. Money was plenty, and provisions of all kinds scarce. Congress was engaged in appointing committees. A resolution had passed the senate, appointing a minister to the court of Great Britain, to solicit the re cognition of their independence by that government. J. (J. rtcyime. HYMENIAL.. "Thd tillicn tie that Unita two willing lic'arts." On Sunday the 21st ult. by George Reifsnydcr, Esq. Mr. Daniel Linden mutii of CattaWissa V alley, to Miss Catii akine Hum mel, of Norwegian township, Schuylkill county. On Tuesday the 0th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Greer, Mr. John M'Calmont, jr. of Centre county, to Miss Jane Laikd, of U nion county. OBITUARY. "In tho niidtt of life we are in death." In Kingston township, Luzerne county at the residence of his father, on Friday morning, the 20th ult. Mr. John Atiier iiolt, formerly proprietor ofthe Republican Partner In the 26th year of his age. In Milton, on Sunday the 28th ult. Mrs. Jane Douoal, rclidt of the late Dr. Jas. Dougal, aged about 70 yearsi "Blessed arc the dead that die in the Lord." communicated. DIED, in Milton, on Wednesday the 7th inst., OLIVER, son of Mr. James Buoy, aged 10 months. In the death of this interesting child, the parents of the deceased have been afllictcd with a bereavement, the remembrance of which, time, and a firm conviction of an everlasting felicity, can alone efface. The deceased, in the full enjoyment of health, and exilerating the hearts of all around him, the hope of his parents, and the pride of his relatives, fella victim to a disease called the scarlatina, and in a few days, passed to 'that bourne from whence no traveller returns." This interesting little one has sought a rest ing place in the bosom of his heavenly fath er, who has iritcrcedingly invited little chil dren to come unto hint; "Vision of beauty, innocent, Just lit upon this earth awhile. Then plumed thy wings and homeward went, Io more our momenta to beguile. CATTAWISSA MOUSE nrJIIF. SUliSCItlBEK returns his acknowledge menta to his friends for their liberal patronage, and would rcspccttully inlomi tlie public in general that he has fitted up his establishment, in (Jattawis- sa, near tho bridge, ami SIGN OF THE GROSS in a very superior style, which will render comfort and convenience to all who may favor him with their cuctom. llis 1'AUIjJS is supplied with tho luxu ries of a bountiful market; his BAR well stored with tho choicest Liquors; end his STABLING con tain plenty of provender, and is attended by a care. ful hostler. Ho solicits all to give him a call, and li'els conlidcnt that ho will render satisfaction. Cattawiasa, Juno 17, 1837. LIST OF JTOYIOIT. For Columbia county, Jlugust term, 1837. GRAND JURY. Mifflin. George Lonsabergcr, John Keller, Hen ry Miller, Abraham Wolt. Jtoaring creek. Samuel Adam6, James II. Chase, Jolm lo;t. Mount Pleasant. Isaac Musgrovc, John Jones, Jolm Kuekle. Verry. Hichard Fruit, Evan Hendcrahot. Ilriur Creek. Charles Bowman, Benjamin Fow ler, Jr. Henry Knorr, William S. L;uis, . F. Palm er. Pishing Creek, Thomas H. JIutcbeson. Htmlock. Caleb Barton, George Willcts. Liberty, Itobert Buller. Malwniw. John Wilson. Hugar Lviif. Frederick Lawbuch, Limestone, David Davis. trayerseTurY. Bloom, Israel Wells, Thomas Painter, Daniel Melick. Briar Creek, James Evans, Jr. Ludwig Die trich. Madison. Clark Dildinc, Abraham Willivcr, John P: Eves, Win, Michael. Dcrry. Kcubin Martz, Thomas Gillin, Kobert McKee. Koaring Creek. Sebastian Hower, Isaac Iihoder, Peter Kline, Adam Malks, James A. Fox, Asa T. John, John Perry. Catlawissa, Josoph Brobst, Geo. Drum. Greenwood. Joseph Lemon, John M. Parker, Tho. Mendinshall, Sugar Isiaf. Philip Creakbaurrt. Mount Pleasant. Curtis Slattiu. Fishing Creek. Wm. Bobbins, Isaac Kline, Philip Applcman. Liberty. Wm. Campbell, John McMahcn, Jafob Dudmaii, John McWilhams, Mifflin. Christian Miller, June 17, 1S37. TRX&Sa LIST, For Columbia county, rfugiut term, 1837. Martin Stiles ct nl. Jacob Yctlcr John McKim Jr. ct nl Samuel Hcflner Nathaniel Williams Christopher Heller Win. McKclvy ct al. William Kitchen Frederick Swit?cr Overtecrs of Dcrry Mary Caldwell Abraham Van Horn vs. John Stiles vs. Joseph Paxton et al. vs. Wm. Scout, vs. Geo. Fcttcmari, vs. Joseph Mans, Vs. Samuel Smith vs. Lcgrand Bancroft vs. Same. vs. William Bradley vs. Overseers of Liberty vs. Wm. McDowell vr. D. Montgomery's Ex'r's. vs. George Hooncr e. Ionic Funston vs. Andrew Meltcynolds Jacob Grow Mary Straw-bridge Commonwealth ct nl Peter Knglo Michael Hrobstct al. Abraham Adami George Stine Jonas Hnyman John Fulkerson ct al Ovcrsccra of Jtoaring creek Jacob Shumah June 17,1637. vs. John Bittcnbender ct al. vs. Wm. McKclvy ct al. vs. Bobert McCurdy ct al. vs. ML-hacl Hower vs. Matthew McDowell vs. Lucas Brass vs. Jacob Wclkcr Charles Jennings. TAfIi01lftr(GU ETUIiNS his moit grateful acknowledgments , to customers for their liberal natrona jp. ami would respectfully announce to them, and the pub i: ii.. .t.... 1. ... . . . Bciiciauj, iiiui uc continues regularly to receiv the laatest Fashions, rrom lcw-l ork and Philadelphia. Ho would be tnanitiui lor a continuance of their favours ; and he will promptly execute any work which may bo sent i;... r . :i.i . in - j Him Hum iicijiiuounng uiag-es. Cattawissa, Juno 10,1837. LINE OF PACKET AND FREIGHT BOATS. From Philadelphia, by Hail lioad $ Canal io iiarmourg, ivorliumbvland, Dan ville, Catlawissa, Jihomiburg, Dcrwick, tf ilkesbarrc, Mil ton, iniliumsport, and intermediate places. ETBAbSfcNJEHS can Icae the West Chester M Hotel, Broad street, Philadelphia, dailv. at o clock, A. M, reach iiarrifburg at -t o'clock, P. M of the same day ; Northumberland tit 10 o'clock A M. of the next day ; and Wilkcsbarro on the sue ccciliug morning at ti o'clock ; when Coaches will immediately start for Carbondalc, Tunkhannock anu Montroc, and tlicncc to the Western part of New V irk ttatc. KE TURNING The Boats leave Wilkcsbarrc daily, at S o'clock, 1 M. and reach Philadelphia in 48 hours thereafter. 'The Boats also arrive at Williamsport, on the West Branch, at about U o'clock, Pi M. of the same day on winch they reach Northumberland and re turn daily. The Boats on the above lines have been repaired and arc now confidently recommended to the PUB. LIC as a pleasant, comfortable, and convenient mode of travelling. SEATS may le taken in Philadelphia at tho north-east comer of Fourth & Chcsnut streets. at No. 800 Market street, and at tho Wett-Clustcr Hotel, Uro.iJ btreet. FREIGHT may be forwarded by Rail Road from Orrich & Nobles and J. J. Lewis & Co, Broad street, and by Capt. McCabcs Line of Union Canal BoaU to Harrisburg, where they will be received by the Susquehanna Line from JubciHarrasdin, tnc street Wliarl, Schuylkill. P. Mc. C. GILCHRIST, Wilkcsbarrc, Juno 10, 1837. Agent, NOTICE To Travellers up the North Branch ofthe iiasquciiunna. PASSENGERS by the Susquehanna Boat Line from Noilhumbcrland, arrive at Wilkcsbarrc llGUT llOUUS sooner titan by the Mail Line oj mages, and reach .Montrose TWENTY-FOUR liouis sooner. P. .Mc. C. GILCHRIST, June 10, 1837. Agent. To Travellers. Northumberland and JHlkesbarre 1. 1 NT. OF I observed a notice In tho "Keystone," (under ono which I published,) signed by Mr. P. C. Gil Christ, Agent, slating that the Susquehannah Boat Line would carry passengers in less time than the Mail Stage Which is not the fart. It will be tin. dcrstood that tho Boat leaves Harrisburg one day before the Stage; yet we hato taken Passengers through to Wilkcsbarrc in time for tho Montrose stages, notwithstanding the tardy manner in which the mail is brought from Harrisburu to us at Nor. thumbcrland. If any other persons had the convey ance ofthe mails from llarrixhurg to Northumber land than those connected with the Boats. I would engage to start at tho samo hour with the Boat at Hurrisburg, and deliver the mail and tho parscngcrs TWELVE HOURS sooner than tho Boat Lino po,ibly can do it. hen tho Company runs a stsco from Northum berland to Wilkcsbarrc. tho mail mn arrivn nf iVnr. thumbcrland from Harrisburg by 1 1 o'clock, A. M.; but when tho Boat runs above, they then keep back the stage at Northumberland until ! o'clock P. M. and sometimes as lato as 7 o'clock. Pi M. These aro facts, which, ifthe Post Master General is not awaro of, it is time ho was made acquainted with them. 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The subscription to the Gentleman's Magazino will, for a single copy, boinvarially Three Dollars per annum, payable in advuncc a $5 noto may procure two copies to tho same direction, orfiva copies for $ 1 0i Addrcs3, CHARLES ALEXANDER, Philadelphia: To the Electors of Columbia county. ELL'O W-CITIZENS : At the solicitation of many friends throughout the county, I offer luyscll as a candidate tor the olhco ot SHERIFF, at tlie next General election, and would feel grateful for your support. JOHN FRUIT. Madison, Juno 3, 1837. To tho Electors of Columbia county! "BTjELLOW CITIZENS: At the solicitation of a Xlj number of my fiiends I have been encouragsd to offer myself as a Candidate for the ollico of SHERIFF, at the ensuing General Election. If I should be so fortunate as to obtain a majority of yoursuflrages, I pledge myself, to far as my abilities will admit, to perform the duties of the office with integrity and humanity. PETER KLINE. Roaring Creek, May 20, 1837. SHERIFFALTY. To the Electors of Columbia couutyl Tl'I.f.nW niTWiVK. At fliniir.Ti.nt. nliritii "4 Hons of numerous friends, I offer myself aa a candidate for the office of SHERIFF. Should I be so fortunate as to reecho a majority of votes, and procure my commission, I plcdgo myself to execute the duties of tho office with fidelity and impartiality. ELIAS McHENRY. Mav 13, 1837 $50 REWARD. WAS STOLEN from tho Livery Stablo of tho subscriber, in Harrisburg, on the night of " the 30th of May, a Dapple Bay RISING SIX YEARS OLD, with a white in Hid forehead and a sidp nose. Ho is a very fast natural trotter. The person suspected' as tho Thief, is William King, a person who had been lately discharged from the sen ico of tho sub scriber. Said King is about 5 feet 8 inches high, of rarhcr genteel appearance. Ho took along with the horso a saddle and bridle, almost now. The above reward will bo given for tho recovery of the horso and thief, or 40 dollars for tho recovery of cither, it taken separately. Letters containing information of the thief or horse, can bo addressed to Col. F. Boggs, Columbia Pa. or to tlje subscriber at Harrisburg, Pa. NATHANIEL UENRIJl,