The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, July 16, 1856, Image 4

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6b•tttationat gepartutent.
Having devoted. some attention to the Com
mon Schools in different parts- of our state,
and having visited the several districts of this
county in search of the defects of the system
and the future prospects of our schools, I pro
pose in this paper to give the result of my in
vestigations. In giving this result, I have
thought proper to present somewhat in detail
what appears to me essentially requisite to
the future prosperity of the common schools.
The sum of what I propose is contained in
the following propositions :
Ist. Our system of education by common
schools cannot prosper without a sufficient
number of well qualified teachers, and well
qualified teachers cannot Ix,- had without
a Normal ichool or seminary for the instruc
tion and practice of teachers in the science
of education and the art of teaching.
2d. A more thorough district supervision
is required to correct the present defects, and
to awaken a general interest in behalf of
popular education.
3d. The establishment of a model school,
or a school of an advanced grade, in each dis
trict, will do much to advance the interests of
education ; and it will present superior ad
vantages without adding expense to the s 3 s-
4th. The system is deficient without greater
advantages for the juvenile portion of the
scholars, and the support of summer schools
by competent female teachers, will do much
to complete the system, and by it the winter
sessions will produce more beneficial results.
sth. Our common school interests, and the
general interests of education require a deeper
concern on the part of parents ; and teachers
and those who are officially connected with
the common school system fall short of the
duties necessarily imposed upon them, if they
fail to present the claims of education to
their respective communities.
Having stated my propositions I shall now
proceed with the first which relates to the ne
cessity of a Normal school for the especial
preparation of teachers.
For the last very few years we have wit
nessed an increasing interest, and an active
energy, by the educational men of our state,
which has met with real encouragement from
the legislative and executive departments :
and this active element has progressed far
enough to show that the chief hinderance lies
in a want of well qualified teachers. But
this fact is not a peculiarity of our state or
any part of it. The same problem has been
solved by all others that have gone in advance
of Pennsylvania in popular education. From
the days of the benevolent Frank who estab
lished the first institution of the king at Halle
in Prussia about a hundred and fifty years
ago, every enlightened man who has turned
his attention to the same subject has been
brought to the same result : and wherever
any state or people has become eminently
aroused to the subject of general education
that state or people has found every effort un
availing without Normal schools. The late
movements in Scotland, in Massachusetts, in
New York, in Ohio and other states of the
Union, all attest the great difficulty, if not the
entire impossibilitY of carrying out an efficient
system of education without seminaries for
the especial preparation of teachers.
This subject is destined to press itself upon
the legislature, but what policy will be adopt
ed by the state is very uncertain. If one or
two Normal schools should be supported by
the state, a very few out of the many teachers
who are required to take charge of our schools
will find it or them accessible, and years of
patient labor Will be required to bring about
the desired result. If a state apprOpriation
be made to each county for the support of
Normal schools, their success must depend
upon those who are entrusted with their man
agement, as has been shown by the different
successes of the Academies established long
ago by aid from the state, and as has been
shown by the different successes of the county
Superintendency. As for-us, we like the self
relying, voluntary element, that presses on
toward success and knows no obstacles. And
we feel confident that by a united effort, we
can do more for ourselves than the state can
do for us, mid that Huntingdon county will
yet have a county Normal school before the
establishment of one by the state. We are
decidedly in favor of a liberal appropriation
and a proper disposition of it, by the Legis
lature, and we have no fear that so much will
be granted, but our chief reliance should be
upon our own exertions.
Suppose that with an able faculty, and
sufficient advantages, a county Normal school
should be opened, and that each district in
the county should send one student teacher
—some districts would send several—it would
do more to advance our schools and educate
our teachers than anything that can be ex
pected from the state. A school at a modi
fied expense may be instituted to supply the
immediate demand ; and as it progresses let
it be improved ; let it be cherished by the
teachers themselves, as the only means by
which the profession can be raised from its
present lethargy, and elevated to that emi
nence which its own intrinsic merits—science
and art—claim for it. LA school directors
and every friend of education—every friend
of humanity—give it their earnest, constant
Teachers of Huntingdon county: The honor
and influence of your profession,—the in
creasing demand for educated teachers—the
law of the commonwealth and the glory of
all her noble institutions call you to the field
of labor and improvement ! Our common
country demands a proper exercise of your
Our second proposition will he examined
in the next paper.
to t 41armer.„,
Salt for Cattle
Professor Simonds, Veterinary Inspector
to the Royal Agricultural Society, observes,
in relation to the action of salt on the animal
economy, `•that it is exceedingly beneficial in
moderate quantities, but prejudicial in large
• ones." lle thought horses might take with
advantage from one ounce and a half to two
ounces of salt daily; but an excess of it
would render animals weak, debilitated and
unfit fin• exertion. Similar facts were appli
, cable also to oxen, which accumulate flesh
fitster by a judicious use of salt than without
it. He cited Arthur Young and Sir John
Sinclair to show that salt had a tendency to
prevent the rot in sheep. Prof. S. added as
his own opinion that salt, by its action on the
liver, and the supply of soda it yielded to the
bile, led to a greater amount of nutriment
being derived from the food, The substance,
lie said, was also well known as a vermifuge,
destroying many kinds of worms in the in
testines of animals, and conferring a healthy
tone of action which prevented the recur
rence. Several members of the R. A. Socie
ty, as Col. Challoner and M. Fisher Hobbs,
stated that their experience led them to agree
with Prof. Simonds in regard to the value of
salt for animals. In reference to the mode
of giving it, the practice of placing large
lumps of rock salt in fields or yards where it
was accessible to the stock was mentioned
with approbation. This practice is now
adopted by many farmers in this country,
and after several years' trial is prefered to
the former mode of giving salt periodically.
When animals are only allowed to have it
once or twice a week it is sometimes the case
that they eat two much at once but by hav
ing it constantly in their reach they cat such
quantities as their systems require, and it
assists the digestion, and promotes health
and thrift.
ECONOMY IN ANDrALs.=Will it pay to keep
a cheap, poor horse, give him stable room,
personal attention and feed, for doing half
the work a valuable well built animal would
perform ? We think not. In the first place,
a given number of pounds of hay, oats, corn,
or other food, should produce a certain
amount of muscle, bone and fat, and fur
nish respiratory material in abundance. In
a diseased animal these materials are but
partially appropriated, hence the amount of
,force due to the proper storing of the ele
ments of food, and their subsequent libera
tion is greatly lessened, at the expense of
the farmer. Again : the farmer is at great
expense for buildings, and should therefore
receive the largest possible amount of rent
in the shape of services from the animals
stalled therein. Furthermore :it requires
more time to attend a crippled or diseased
animal, than a strong healthy one. Lastly :
you may be prepared to proceed with an im
portant operation at a pressing season when
delays are dangerous, and your poor, infirm
beasts of burden will be found wanting in
strength, and thus their whole value may be
expended in a short time. Have you any
weak, di , eased animals or those worn out in
service ? care for them kindly, but if about
to purchase new teams, observe the following
rules :
1. Buy none but those best adapted to the
kind of work you have to do.
2. Stable them in warm and well ventilated
3. Provide good, pure water, wholesome
feed, and bay free from must, smut, or fd'h
of anv kind.
4. Keep them clean and frequently rubbed
to prevent stiffening of joints. A good rub
bing after a hard day's work is aften better
for a horse than four quarts of oats.
We are induced to make the above re
marks from the fact that all classes of teams
have been offered for farm work, and we in
variably find. the able-bodied, full-sized,
healthy animal at full price, far cheaper than
one not thus qualified.—Henry C'. Vail, in
ltruthing Farina.
We wish to record a fact which seems rather
remarkable in regard to drilling wheat. We
sowed about nine acres last fall, with one of
Ross' drills, and some three acres among corn,
with a three shovel cultivator. Of the for
mer, we have not noticed a single plant heav
ed out with frost during thi winter, though
a part of it was sown on the poorest clay land
of the farm, with but one plowing. It was
sown immediately before that among the
corn, and presented in the winter a decided
ly poor prospect. But that sown among the
corn is badly killed with the winter, many
plants lying on top of the ground, dead. In
some places it seems almost entirely ruined.
It is the same kind of wheat as that which
was drilled. Our readers may draw their
own conclusions.—lndiana Farmer.
TROUBLECIIL'ItNING.—A small handful of
salt given to cows twice a week seems to act
as a preventive against many of the diseases
incident to neat cattle. Besides regular salt
ing in small quantities, saves a great amount
of labor at the churn—A filet worth I: howiag
to those wlio have to toil an hour or more to
bring a few pounds of butter, and perhaps
then of an inferior quality.
Some heifers which, with their first calf,
(rive but a small quantity of milk, will in
two or three years become good cows.—Gen-
OTC Farmer.
number of the Country Gentleman contains
an account of the increase of the potato crop,
caused by picking Off the blossom. This
may be so in theory, but in practice, in an
experiment performed under my observation,
the difference was so small as to be inappre
ciable. Possibly in the instance mentioned
by Liebig, other causes might have operated
in producing the result. A single experi
ment proves almost nothing—it may be easi
ly repeated. - T.
stated, two years ago, in an agricultural jour
nal, that these pests could be driven from
peach trees by Tansy. We planted it at the
roots of some ten or twelve peach trees, and
not one of them have been disturbed, whilst
others are injured badly. This spring we in
tend planting it around all.—Newberry (S. C.)
points& 6trinow.
A Farmer's Wife on making Cheese.
To make good cheese there are several rules
to be observed; first, everything used in the
business should be kept as sweet and clean as
possible. The night's milk should be strain
ed in tin or brass kettles, ufi I hung in a sweet
cool place, as milk will absorb impurities.—
In the morning it should be warmcd and
mixed with the morning's milk in your tub
or whatever you make your cheese in. When
ready for the rennet, the temperature should
be from fifty degrees to eighty-four degrees.
Put in sufficient rennet to come in forty or
fifty minutes ; cover warm to prevent the
cream from rising. When the curd will not
adhere to your finger, then cut it with a long
knife several times across ; let it stand fifteen
minutes ; then take your dipper and turn the
curd gently from the top to the bottom; let
it remain• fifteen minutes longer, and break
carefully with your hands. Place the strainer
and let the curd settle ; then dip off some to
warm to a natural heat. Dip off also some
of the cold whey; turn on the warm and stir
it with your dipper slowly. Repeat this sev
eral times. To prevent the curd settling to
gether, it should be stirred and broken care
fully and often; the temperature should be
front one hundred to one hundred and ten
degrees. In the course of two hours from
the time you commenced warming the whey,
when you can squeeze some of the curd in
your hand, and it seems cooked and dry, it
will do to dip into your drainer. It should
then be stirred carefully to prevent adhering
together, but should not be squeezed or han
dled roughly.
The whey should work off clean, as it is
very easy to waste the best part of the cheese
by being in a hurry. It should strain very
dry and get cool ; then add five tea cups of
Liverpool salt to one hundred pounds of curds,
stirring well iu. I always sift my salt before
using it. It is now ready to be put into the
hoop. Let it stand half an hour befbre pres
sing. Then press lightly at first, adding to
the pressure to make it firm and solid. After
pressing four or five hours, it should be turn
ed and closed ; then press till the next •day's
cheese is ready for the hoop.
I get my cheese into the hoop about noon,
allowing half a day to make a cheese. if the
weather is cold, the cheese should be set by
a fire to cure, as it will grow bitter standing
in a cold room. There is no need of gt easing
the outside of a cheese which is cased. Here
in Vermont we use dairy stoves fbr ma k-hp,
cheese; they are convenient and save much
I will make a few remarks on preparing
rennets for mild cheese. The rennet should
be one year old, as it will fetch more cheese
at that age. Dairying people here kill their
calves at four days old ; drain out the whey
from the curd, then add as much salt as there
is curd, put it back into the rennet, and put
them into little bags made of cotton cloth,
each one separate; tie them tight and hang,
in a dry place to cure. The bag prevents in
sects working in the rennets and injuring
than. When wanted for use, steep three
rennets in two pails of cold water ten or
twelve days ; then strain it off into a jar and
it is ready for use. Add salt enough to have
it always in the bottom of your jar, as many
people spoil a whole dairy by using rancid
rennet. —Prairie Fanner.
Perhaps at the present season a few general
hints on preserving, for the young housewife,
may be unaccepjble. Some of tigetliFec
tions may appear needless ; but th'Cre may be
some inexperienced persons to whom they
may be beneficial:
1. Let everything used for the purpose be
clean and dry ; especially bottles.
2. Never place a preserving-pan flat on the
fire, as this will render the preserves liable
to burn to, as it is - called ; that is to say, to
adhere to the metal, and then to burn ; it
should always rest on a trevet, or on the low
er bar of the kitchen range.
3. After the sugar is added to them, stir
the preserves gently at first, and more quick
ly towards the end, without quitting them
until they arc done ; this precaution will pre
vent their being spoiled.
4. All preserves should be perfectly clear
from the scum as it rises.
5. Fruit which is to be preserved in syrup
must first be _blanched or boiled gently, until
it is sufficiently softened to absorb the sugar,
and a thin syrup must be poured on it at first,
or it will shrivel instead of remaining plump
and becoming clear. Thus, if its weight of
sugar is to be allowed, and boiled to a syrup,
with a pint of water to the pound, only half
the weight must be taken at first, and this
must not be boiled with the water more than
fifteen or twenty minutes at the commence
ment of the process. A part of the remain
ing sugar must lie added every time the syrup
is reboiled, unless it should be otherwise di
rected in the receipt.
O. To preserve both the true flavor and the
color of fruit in jams and jellies, boil them
rapidly until they are well reduced, be/bre the
sugar is added, and quickly afterwards : but
du not allow them to become so much thick
ened that the sugar will not dissolve in them
easily, and throw up its scum. In some sea
sons the juice is so much richer than in oth
ers that this effect takes place almost before
one is aware of it ; but the drop which ad
heres to the skimmer, when it is held up, will
show the state it has reached.
7. Never use tin, iron, or pewter spoons or
skimmers for preserves, as they will convert
the color of red fruit into a clingy purple,
and impart, besides a very unpleasant flavor.
8. - When cheap jams or jellies arerequired
make them at once with loaf sugar, but use
that which is well refined, always for preser
ves in general. It is false economy to pur
chase an inferior kind, as there is great
waste from it in the quantity of scum which
it throws up.
O. Pans of copper or bell-metal are the
proper utensils for preserving . fruit. When
used, they must be scoured bright ifith sand.
Tinned pans turn and destroy the color of the
fruit that is put into them. A stewpan made
of iron, coated with earthemvare, is very nice
for preserving.
CIIERRIRS.—There are few persons who are
not fond of pies made of this delicious fruit,
but the enjoyment of this luxury is now usu
ally confined to the very short time that this
fruit is ripening. Nothing is more easy than
to preserve them in such condition as always
to be at hand for this purpose. Let them
simply be stewed with as much sugar as
would he used if they were intended for pre
sent use for pies, and seal up, while hot, in
the tin cans. It is only necessary to keep
them over the fire long enough to allow them
to become heated thoroughly, and to be sure
that the sugar has penetrated them.
TIER-Never judge One another, hut attribute
a good motive if you can.
JOHN McCULLOCH, offers his
professional services to the citizens of Huntingdon
an vicinity. Office at Mr. Hildebrand's, between the Ex
change and Jackson's Hotel. Aug. 23, '55.
TP. CAMPBELL, Attorney at Law,
. Office in the brick row near the Court llonse.
QCOTT & BROWN, Attorneys at Law,
Huntingdon, Pa. Office same as that formerly occu
pied by Mr. Scott. Huntingdon, Oct. 17, 1853.
TORN N. PRO WELL, Attorney at Law,
el Will attend faithfully to all legal business entrusted
to his care. Huntingdon, July 20,1555.
TOHN FRISCH - , Watch Maker, 0.-
tp Can be found at E. Snare's Jewelry Store. All
work warranted. March 13, 1855. o,*
!fir s k veyor, Huntingdon, Pa. Office on Hill street.
DENTISTS, Huntingdon, Pa. Offices
on Hill street, opposite the Court House, and
North East corner of Hill and Franklin. Jan. 9. ISSG.
& W. SAXTON, Huntingdon, Pa.
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Queens
ware, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes. Grain, &c., &c.
Dealer in Books, Stationary, Wall Paper, &c. &c
1) P. GAVLN,
Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Elardware, Queens
ware, flats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, &e.
Pounders, Huntingdon, Pa
_Lt ) . Founder, Alexandria, Huntingdon county, Pa
11 Dealer in Dry Goods, Ready Made Clothing, Gro
ceries, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. etc.
s Dealer in Ready Made Clothing, Hats and Caps,
Roots and Shoes, &e.
Dealer in Dry Goods, Ready Made Clothing ; Grocer-
Queensware, &c.
Dealer in Gentlemen's:, Ladies' and Misses' Boots,
Shoes. Gaiters, etc.
Dealers in Groceries, Confectionaries, Qucenswa re,
Flour, &c.
IVatclunaker and dealer in Watches, Clocks, and Jew
e y, &e.
Dealer in IVatclics, Clocks, Jewelry, Musical Instru
ments. etc.
Plain and Ornamental 3iarble Manufacturei
01.1, aitd i)1c1)IVIT,
Dealers in Groceries, Confectionaries. Flour, ke
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JAS. A. BROWN find CO.,
Dealers in all kinds of Hardware
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Queens
ware. Grain. &c.
Carriage and Waggon Manufacturer
T ENRY 2o l pi e :i 3 ,t i or of j t ri lte -1 1: 1: 1 1j rn lj tel l 's' Home Hotel
Proprietor of the Broad Top Move
I OfTN LAMEY, Practical Surveyor,
Huntingdon, Pa. Office on Hill street, one door eit , t
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of the Huntingdon Marble Yaid.
REFERENCES—L. T. Watson, Philadelphia; J. I'. Leslie,
Geologist, Philadelphia; Charles Mickley, Rough and
Ready Furnace, lion. Jonathan MWilliains.
SIMONTON. A gent, Huntingdon, Pa. Mouey, Pack
ages, and Goods of all kinds received and forwarded al the
risk of the Company, to all the cities and principal towns
in the United States.
:Miners, and Dealers in Broad Top Coal, Hunt ingdon
ti Miners, nd Dealers in Dread Top Coal, Huntingdon
‘_l 3 ..liners, and Dealers in Broad 'Pop Coal. linntingdon
MinorB, and Dealers in Won(' Top Coal. J. W. Saxton,
Huntingdon; P.. Hare Fogel, u 6 Walnut at,. Philadelphia,
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THE BEST CHEESE always on hand
at 14 cts., at LOVE & McDIVIT'S.
lOBACCO, Segars and Snuff, the best,
REST SUGARS, from 18 to 15 cents,
TEST COFFEE, at 14 cents, to be bad
111 EST MOLASSES from 50 to 75 cis.,
by the gallon, at LOVE & NeDIVIT'S.
MIXED PICKLES, Pepper Sauce and
Catsup, at LOVE & MeDIVIT'S.
47.111BRELLAS and Parasols, of a new
flu style, just receiver], and for sale by
apll6 J. & w. SAXTON.
ARE you afflicted with Rheumatism ?
JOHN C. WESTBROOK, of Cassville, manufactures
a sure cure for Rheumatism. December 7, 1355.
. sale Druggists, and Dealers in Drugs, Spices,
Chemicals, Dyo-Stuffs, Acids, Glassware, Paints, Oils. Glass,
376 3larket Street above 11th, South Side, Philadel
13:231,.Druggists and country merchantt aro requested to
give them a call and examine their stock and prices, before
making their purchases. May 28, 1856.
COMPANY, of Lock Haven Pa., insures Detached
Bm dings, Stores, Merchandize, Farm Property, and other
Buildings, and their contents, at moderato rates.
Dmr.croas.—Hon. John J. Pearce, Hon. G. C. Harvey,
John B. Hall, T. T. Abrams, Charles A. Mayer, D. K. Jack
man, Charles Crist, W. White, Peter Dickson, Thomas
Hon. G. C. Harvey, President; T. T. Abrams, Vice Pres—
ident ; Thos. Kitchen, Secretary.
IturnnENcEs—Samuel IL Lloyd, Thos. Bowman, D. D.. A.
A. Winegardner, Wm. Vanderbelt, L. A. Mackey, Wni.
Fearon, A. White, Dr. J. S. Crawford, James Quiggle, A.
Updegraft; John W. Maynard, James Armstrong, Hon.
Simon Cameron, Hon. Wm. Bigler.
A. S. HAItRISON, Agent.
Huntingdon, April 9, 1858.
HAMS, Shoulders and Flitch for sale
I n h o e fu Huntingdonrsuccessfulnish Castings
ope Fo u
BLAST AGAINI—The subscribers take this method
of informing their friends and the public generally, that
1: ti dl i t e ryi y (f l ara i a ne v d e par t ie .
rebuilt the
;;;; ' every description, of best quality and
5. 1 9,1 1 ,t5* workmanship, on short notice, and on
reasonable terms. Farmers are invited to call mid exam
ine our Ploughs. We are manufacturing the Hunter
Plough. This plough took the first premium at the Hun
tingdon county Agricultural Fair last fall. Also, Hunter's
celebrated Cutter Ploughs, which can't be beat—together
with the Keystone,Hillside and Bar-shear ploughs. We
have on hand an are manufacturing Stoves—such as
Cook, Parlor, and Office stoves for wood or coal. Hollow
ware, consisting of Kettles, Boilers, Skillets, &e.., all of
which we will sell cheap for cash or in exchange for coun
try produce. Old metal taken for castings. By a strict
attention to business, and a desire to please, we hope to re
ceive a liberal share of public patronage.
Huntingdon, April 30, 1856.
wishes to inform his friends and the public generally,
that he has bought the Alexandria Foun
dry, lately owned by Israel Grattus, Esq.,
together with its Patterns, Flasks and
~, t lottree- a ihi other contents, And from his long expe
=',,-Mr.'.'2.-7'.?'-• rience in the business, he hopes to obtain
a share of the public patronage. As he has the Foundry
in full operation, he can furnish all who may give him a
call with all kinds of Castings, such as Rolling Mill, Forge,
Grist and Saw Mill Castings—improved Thrashing Machine
Castings. And in a short time will have Cook Stoves of
various sizes and improved patterns for wood and coal.—
Also, ten-plate, air-tight, parlor, and bar-room stoves, of
various sizes, for wood or coal. Also, Castings for houses,
cellar grates, such as Lintels, Sills, Sash weights, etc.—
Ploughs of every description. the latest and most improved
styles. Also, Sled Soles and Wagon Boxes, oven frames,
large bells, and water pipes. Hollow ware—consisting of
kettles, boilers, etc. Having turning lathes he will be
able to furnish any of the above named articles of either
wood or iron—and all other kinds of Castings, " too nu
merous to mention," all of which will be sold cheaper than
ever for Cash and all kinds of country produce. Old metal
will be taken in exchange for castings. Bring along your
old metal, your cash and country produce, when any arti
cles are wanted. R. C. McGILL.
Alexandria, April 23, 1856.
TO THE PUBLIC.—The undersigned
informs his friends and the public generally, . 1
that he has leased the FARMERS' I[OM} HOTEL, till
intim borough of Huntingdon, and is now prepared
to accommodate with boarding and lodging all who may
favor him with a call. His Bar is furnished with the best
k... 44 , LIVERY STABLE—He has also provided
himself with a good stock of Horses, Car
riages, &c., for the accommodation of the pub -
lie, at reasonable charges.
Huntingdon, April 7, IS5n.
-IiOOKS T. BOOKS ! 40,000 Volumes
of TICW and popular Books, embracing every variety
~ usually kept in a Philadelphia Book Store,
-- i.V . / and many of them at half the Publisher's
z-- - -.._, -- retail prices, the subscriber now offers to
11 , AMA% \ -'( the public.
All School Books used in. the county can
be bad in any quantities at retail and Ntholesale rates.
Foolscap, Letter, and Wrapping paper,
whoie.,ale, or by the ream.
100 Superior Gold Pens - with Silver and
Gold cases, from $1 upwards.
Also Pocket and Pen linLives of Ilswers'
•flitt others' best manlitheture.
100 Splendid Port Monniaes and Pocket
Books at :20 cts. and upwards.
3,000 pieces Wall Paper of the latest t,tritl
prettiest styles, just received from New York and Phila
delphia. prices from 10 ets a piece and upwards.
500 beautifully painted and gold gilled
window Shades at 44 cts. and upwards.
The public have but to call and examine, to be convinc
ed that in buying of the above stock they will be pleased
and also save money. Remember the place, corner of
Montgomery and Railroad streets. 11 - 3.1. COLON.
Huntingdon, April 16,1856.
D. P. WIN'S. D. P. G win has just received from
Philadelphia a large and beautiful assortment of Spring
and Summer Goods, consisting of the most fashionable
Dress Goods tier Ladies and Gentlemen, such as Black
Silks, Chamelion and Fancy Silks, Silk Ghalli, Challi De
lains, Spring Styles of Hamilton Detains, Barages, all
NVool Detains, Fancy and Domestic Gingham. Debarge,
Madonna Cloth, Alpaca, Lawns, and Prints of every de
Also a large lot of Dress Trimmings, Dress
Buttons, Bonnet Silks, Ribbons. Gloves, Mitts, Hosiery,
Laces, Veils, Collars, Undersleeves, Chimizetts, Mohair
Head Dresses, Summer Shawls, &c.
Also, Cloths, Black and Blue, Black and
Fancy Ca.ssimers, Cassinets,lVestings, Cotton Drills, Nan
keen. Muslins ldeached and imblearlied, Ticking. Checks,
Table Diaper, Woolen and Linen Table Covers, and a vari
ety of goods too lIIIIIIL`tOII6 to mention.
:1.1:41, Bonnets and (fats, Boots and Shoes,
vh A k Queensware, lardware, Buckets, Churns,l4
Basket,., Oil Cloth.
Groceries, Fish and Salt, and all goods
usually kept in a country store.
My old customers, and an many new ones no can crowd
in, are respectfully requested to call and examine my
All Millis of country Proditre taken in exchange for
goods at the highest market prices.
!hint ing,don, April 9, 1856.
.1. & W. SAXTON are now receiving, and now opening,
one of the finest lissortinents of Goods ever offered to the
citizens of this place, as billows:
Cloths, Cassiroors, Sattinetts, Vestings—
cot ton Goods for Sumpter wear. Also, Shalleys, Beltges,
Lawns anti Prints, with other artirles tin• the ladies. A
splendid lot of Black Silk, Ladies' striped and barred Dress
Silk, Muslin, Linn Goods, and in fact, every article or wear
ing apparel necessary for the Ladies.
Hosiery and Parley Goods. Al: o,allkinds
of Dress Trimmings, Gloves, Combs, ribbons, Hair B roo d s ,
Dress Caps, and every kind usually kept in a country store.
Bonnets and Straw lists of the latest styles; silk, crape,
and straw bonnets. Hats and Caps of the very latest
styles, and of every shape and color.
Boots and Shoes. Our stock of Boots and
Shoes can't be beat tin• quality awl cheapness of prices,
and One of the finest stocks ever offered.
Carpet and Oil Cloth. A splendid assort
ment at Carpet, Druggett, and Oil Cloth. .Also—lfard
ware, the best assortment in town. not excepting the Ilard
ware establishment, and at lower prices. Queensware,
Groceries, Tobacco, Segars. Willow ware and Cedar ware,
hopes, Tow-lines. and Coils, and everylhiug usually kept.
in a country store, can be had at the Cheap Store of
Huntingdon. April 1(3, 1856, .1. & W. SAXTON.
a E
SPRING and SUMMER GOODS, Beady-Made Cloth
ing, &c.—BENJAMIN JACOBS informs his old customers
and the citizens of the borough and county of Hunting
don generally, that he has just opened an extensive assort
ment of Goods of all hinds suitable for Spring and Sum
mer, which will compare in quality and prices with any
others brought to tomn the present season. His stock
consists of every article of Ladies' Dress Goods. In part,
Ginghams, Lawns, printed and plain Bareges, Prints of all
kinds. Muslins, Gloves, Hosiery, dm. &c., in fact all arti
cles of dress to be found in any other store in town.
Also, an extensive assortment of Ready
made Clothing, for men and boys for spring and summerwear,
wear, all well made and of good materials. Also, flats,
Caps, Boots and Shoes, of all sizes.
Also, Groceries, Queensware, Glassware,
Hardware, equal to any in town; and many more ;Articles
" too numerous to mention."
➢ly old customers and the public In general, arc invited
to call and examine my new Goods. They will find them
equal in quality, and as low in price, as any others in the
All kinds of country produce taken in exchange for
Goods at the highest market prices.
Huntingdon, March 26, 1836.
with a splendid stock of CLOTIFING, made ❑p in
the latest styles of the choicest Goods. The stock consists
in part of Dress and Frock Coats, Pants, Vests, &c., ac., all
of which will be disposed of at low rates.
Also, a good assortment of DRY GOODS,
Comprising Bareges, Tissues, Chalit:3's, Do Laines, Dril-
Liantes, Lawns, .te.
Being anxious to secure a part of the public confidence
and patronage, I will do my utmost to merit the same,
and therefore would earnestly solicit those about purchas
ing any thing in my line, to call : and examine my Stock
before going elsewhere, as I shall always keep a complete
Stock constantly on hand, to enable me to suit the tastes
of all who may feel inclined to favor me with their custom.
Remember your old friend Mole!
Dorris' Building, Huntingdon, Pa.
March 19, 1856.
RY STORE. LONG & DECKER, respectfully in
form their friends and the public in general, that they
still continue the Grocery and Confectionary business,
under the Sons of Temperance Hall, on Main stret, Hun
tingdon, where they have now on hand a full and general
assortment of
Groceries and Con,feclionaries,
which they wily sell wholesale and retail. They have also
on hand Buckets, Salt, Carpet Bags, Fancy Articles, &d.,
&c., &c., all of which they will sell cheap. Country pro
duce taken in exchange for Goods—tho cash paid when wo
have no Goods to suit customers.
As we are determined to accommodate all who may call atr
our store, wo invite an examination and trial of our stock.
Huntingdon, All. 19,1836
- 1 SCHOOL.--This school has been opened in the Hall
brandy used by the Sons of Temperance, on Hill street.
The course of instruction embraces Single and Double
Entry Book-keeping, Leetures on Commercial Science and
also Lectures on Commercial Law, Ethics, and Political
Economy, delivered by members of the Bar.
The Student passes through a course comprising over.
four hundred forms, writing out, Journalizing, Posting,
and closing four entire sets of Books, solving Problems,
&c,„ precisely as in real business, and in addition to this
he has large practice in oral and blackboard exercises, in
opening and closing Single and Double Entry Books, in
Partnership, Administration, Joint and Compound Com
pany settlements, in receiving a partner into co-partner
ship, and settling with a retiring one, all of which,
together with various other exercises and calculations,
cannot fail to give full satisfaction and profit the learner..
Students can enter, at any time, a day or evening class,
or both, if they wish—the time is unlimited. They can
leave at any time and return at pleasure without addition--
al charge.
.gam Assistance given, when required, in opening and:
closing books.
For any other particulars address personally or by lotto*
Huntingdon, April 2, 1856
MENT JUST OPENED! and will be sold 30 per cent
CHEAPER than the cheapest.
ROMAN respectfully informs his customers, and the
public generally, that he has just opened at his store room.
in Market Square, Huntingdon, a splendid' new stock or
Clothing for Spring and Summer,
which he will sell cheaper than the same quality of Goods
can be purchased at retail in Philadelphia or any other
establishment in the country.
Persons wishing to buy Clothing would do well to calf
and examine his stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Huntingdon, April 2,1,856.
fill for past favors, respectfully informs
the public in general that he has removed
to his new shop on Washington street, on
the property lately and for many years oc
copied by Alex. Carmon, where he is prepared to manufac
ture all kinds of Carriages, Buggies, llock - a,ways Wagons,
and in short, every kind of vehicle desired. liockaways
and Buggies of a superior manufacture and finish always
on hand and for sale at fair prices.
Repairing of all kinds done at the shortest notice and on
the most reasonable terms.
Huntingdon. May 16, 1654.
.S; DUNN, have just received a well selected stock of Spring
and Summer Goods, consisting of
Dry Goods, Groceries.
Hats and Caps.
Boots and Shoes,
Hardware, Queensware, Cedarware. Crockery-ware. stone
and earthen, Tin ware. Cane Fishing Rods, Ready-made
Clothing, and in short, everything usually kept in a coun
try store.
Fish, Salt, Bacon and Plaster, kept con
stantly for sale. Call and examine our goods and judge
for yourselves. All kinds of country produce taken at the
highest market price in exchange for Goods.
The highest market price paid for Grain. Prompt atten
tion paid to storing and forwarding all kinds of Merchan-
Produce. Re.
Huntimilon. May 14. 1850.
AIARBLE YARD. The undersigned
would respectfully call the attention of the citizens
of Iluntingdon and the adjoining counties to the stock of
beautiful marble now on hand. lie Pi prepared to furnish.
at the shortest notice. Monumental Marble, Tomb, Tables
and Stones of every desired size and form of Italian or
Eastern Marble. highly finished, and carved with appro
priate devices, or plain, as may suit.
Building Marble, Door and Window Sills, &c., will be
furnished to order.
"W. W. pledges himself to furnish material and work
manship equal to any in the country. at a fair price. Call'
and see, before von purchase elsewhere. Shop on Hill'
street, Huntingdon. Pa.
Huntingdon. May 10. 1855.
ing from me in Huntingdon nt WHOLESALE, as
cheap as they can in the cities, as I haven Wholesale Store
in Philadelphia. IL ROMAN_
Huntingdon, April 2. ISSG.
JEWELRY. The subscriber, thankful to • ,
his friends and patrons, and to the public gener-Q- , t..
ally, for their patronage, still continues to carry on at ths-r
seine stand, one door east of Mr. C. Cents' Hotel, Market
street, Huntingdon, where he will attend to all who will
favor him with their custom ; and also keeps on hand a
good assortment of Watches, Clocks; Jewelry, &c.,
of which he is determined to sell at low prices. Clocks,
Watches and Jewelry of all kinds will be repaired at short
notice, and having made arrangements with a good work
man, all repairs will be done in a neat and durable manner,
and any person having articles for repairing, shall have
them done at the promised time. By paying strict atten
tion to business. and selling at low prices, ho hopes to re
ceive a share of public patronage. __ _
DIVE front Mount Union to
m I
CII I LII3 .I;fitSBUJIG. The undersigned still contin
ues to run a tri-weekly line of stages over the road between
:Mount Union and Chambersburg. Good horses and cons
ilutable stages have been placed on the route, and experi
enced and trusty drivers will superintend the running of
the Coaches. The proprietor of the line is desirous that it
be maintained. and he therefore earnestly calls upon the
public generally to patronise it, confident that it will be
for their mutual advantage. Every attention necessary
will be given ; and the running of the stages will ho regu
.St ages leave Mt. Union at 5 o'clock, p. m., every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday—returning on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays; arriving at Mount Union in
time for the cars. Stages stop at Shirleysburg, Orbisonia,
Shade flap. Burnt Cabins, taunetsburg, llorse
Strasburg, and Keefer's store.
yzi_bare through $3,00; to intermediate points in pro
portion. JOHN JAMISON.
August 22,18554 f.
FOR SALE. The advertiser offers at private sale
the concern known as the Keystone Machine Works," in
rarrisburg, Pa.
This property consists of a corner lot of 78x105 feet, sit
uated near the breast of the town. On the premises are a
Machine shop, Foundry, Blacksmith shop and Brass Fur
nace. The buildings were all erected expressly for their
present use. The machinery, tools and fixtures are of the
best description and in good repair.
The location is one of the best in the town, and is well
adapted for currying on a general foundry and machine
business, and would also be a first rate point for agricultu
ral machine building.
The ground and buildings will be sold with the machin
ery, or leased, as parties may desire.
A sale will be made on liberal terms, and to enterprising
men this is a rare opportunity to embark in a well estab
lished busi nets. For further information address
May 7, 1856
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WATCHES and JEWELRY. wholesale and .........
retail at the "Philadelphia Watch and Jewelry :."--
Store," No. 96, North Second street, corner of •
Quarry, Philadelphia. Z,. p
Gold Lever Watches, full jewelled 18 carat cases,... $2B 00 ,
Gold Lepines 24 00
Silver Lever Watches, full jewelled, 12 . 00
Silver Lepine, jewels, 0 00
Superior Quarticrs, 7, 00.
Gold Spectacles, 7. Oes
Fine Silver do., 1 517
Gold Bracelets 3 00.
Ladies' Gold Pencils 1 00.
Silver Tea Spoons, set, 5 00.
Gold Pens.with Pencil and Silver Holder, 1 00.
Gold Finger Rings, 3714 cents to i,'Bo; Watch glasses, plain,
12 1 /,' cents ; Patent, 18%; Lunett, 25; other articles in
proportion. All goods warranted to be what they are sold
On hand, some Gold and Silver Levers and Lepines, still
lower than the above prices. October 31, 1855-Iy.
The subscribers cull attention to their stock of Fish
llooks.and Tackle of every description. Cane Reeds, Sea
Grass, Trout Flies, Lines, &c. Also, Fine English and
German Guns, Revolving Pistols, Percussion Caps and
Sporting Apparatus generally.
For sale at lowest Cash Prices, wholesale and retail.
April 2,1856-3 m. JOHN M. HEYBERGER & BRO.,
N 0.47 North Second Street, Philadelphia.
-N. SPENCER THOMAS, No. 26 South Second St.,.
Philadelphia, Importer, Manufacturer, and Dealer in Drugs,
Chemicals, Acids, Dye Stuffs, Paints, Oils, Colors, White•
Lead, French and American White Zinc, Window Wasik
Glatsware Varnishes, Brushes, Instruments, Ground!
Spices, Whole Spices, and other articles usually kept by
Druggists, including Borax, Indigo, Glue,_ Shellac, Potastio,
&c., &c., &o. All orders by mail or otherwise promptly -
attended to. Country merchants are invited to call andst
examine our stock before purchasing elsewhere. Goods-.
sent to any of the wharves or railroad stations. Prices - .
low and goods warranted.
Philadelphia,- March 12, 1856-Iy.
BLINDS & SHADES at reduced Prices.
B. J. WILLIAMS, No. 12 North Sixth Street, Phila
delphia, originator of all new styles of Venetian. Blinds,
Gold Bordered and Painted Shades, of beautiful designs.--
Buff, and all other colors of Holland, used for Shades, Fix
tures, Trimmings, &c. &c.
Store Shades Painted to order. B. J. W.
thankful for past patronage, respectfully solicits the citi
zens of Huntingdon county to call and examine his largo
assortment before purchasing elsewhere. We study to
please. April 2,1656-3 m.
FACKEREL, Codfish, Salmon, Her
." ring, Pork, Haim & Sides, Shoulders, Lard and
'C lees°, constantly on hand and for sale by
April 2, 1856-Bm. Market Street Wharf, Philadelphia.
Harrisburg. Pa